Welcome to the month of March. If you are in the bedding industry, you know what that means: we are now in the midst of National Bed Month. If you are not in the industry, you may not know that 2017 marks the 27th straight year of recognising National Bed Month in the UK. This is the month we talk about mattresses, sleeping, and all things beds. We are on board here at Beds Glasgow.
So what exactly is National Bed Month? It is an annual campaign to help raise awareness of sleep-related issues and how these can be addressed through quality bedding. The campaign is a great educational opportunity inasmuch as many people don’t understand how poor quality bedding interrupts good sleep.
Do you follow our weekly blog posts? If so, you know our previous two posts listed signs suggesting you might be sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress without knowing it. Now consider the fact that longevity has a lot to do with whether the mattress you are sleeping on is comfortable. A high-quality mattress should last between 10 and 20 years before breaking down sufficiently enough to interrupt your sleep. Of course, you will pay more for quality.
Better Sleep Is Much Needed
From our perspective, there is another topic – sleep deprivation – that is just as important to talk about during National Bed Month as the quality of your mattress. Numerous studies over the last couple of years clearly show that kids are getting less sleep and suffering for it both physically and emotionally. And, unfortunately, they are learning bad sleep habits from parents who are not giving enough attention to good sleep.
If you are sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress, now would be a good time to replace it. But please pay attention to your sleep habits too. Make a point of establishing a routine bedtime, disconnect (turn off electronic devices) at least an hour before bed, and remove the TV from your bedroom. Make bedtime sleep time for at least 8 to 10 hours per night. You will be better off for it.