Although we spend on average a third of our lives in bed we don't usually give much thought to sleep unless for some reason we stop sleeping well. Sleeping poorly can be caused by a number of different things from sleeping with a noisy or restless partner to issues related to light. By far the greatest thing keeping us awake at night however is bodily discomfort. Research involving back pain sufferers by the British Chiropractic Association in 2011 revealed that 41% of women and 36% of men felt that sleep and bed issues may be a factor in their pain. Following a poor night's sleep we are more likely to feel stressed, make mistakes and find it difficult to concentrate.
A key factor in sleeping better and alleviating back pain is to have a suitable bed that provides the correct support. Depending on quality, mattresses will often need replacing every 5-10 years. As we all come in different shapes and sizes there is no 'one size fits all' answer to the question of 'Which bed is the best?' The best mattress is a supportive one. A 15 stone person may not be comfortable sleeping on a bed that a 9 stone person finds to be perfect. If you are thinking of getting a new bed it is always advisable to go shopping with the person with whom you will be sharing the bed. Try lots of beds. When you find one that you think you like, spend as much time as possible lying on it before making the decision to buy. You and your new bed will spend a lot of time together over the next few years; make sure it will be a great friend and not your worst enemy.
Dream Merchants is a great local water bed shop for people living in the Liverpool area.