18. Mattress matters
Is your bed soft or lumpy? Have you had it for over fifteen years? It may be time to look for a new one.
Just how comfortable is your bed? Do you disappear under the mattress or maybe you and your bed partner end up in a dip in the middle of the bed? One study found that replacing an uncomfortable bed led to an increase of forty-two minutes’ sleep.
Did you know that beds should be replaced every eight to ten years, by which time they’ve deteriorated by as much as 75% – yet the average couple hang on to their haven of slumber for fifteen years or more? This can not only lead to back pain, it can mean you’re tossing and turning all night trying to get into a comfortable position. The result? You wake up in the night, you ...