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5 Signs That You Need to Replace Your Mattress

When Should I Replace My Mattress?

Mattresses. Not many of us take notice of them, but should we? In simple terms, yes. Your mattress is one of the most powerful tools you have, it helps to fight off a host of health issues, some of which include; neck and back pain. Today we will be discussing 5 signs that could indicate that you need to replace your mattress.

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Sleeping tips for Winter

When the days start to close in and get darker earlier it can be tricky to sleep through the whole night due to the extra light in the morning. The shorter days of winter can send your sleeping patterns a little crazy! The downside to the clocks changing is that it symbolises the beginning of winter. This also means that the clocks go back an hour, this can mess with your body clock. Meant to be up for work at 7:30 you’ll be waking up at 6:30, some people find it difficult to get back to sleep for that extra hour. Below we will go through some tips that will help you with sleeping in winter so you don’t have a lack of sleep.

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Benefits of Sleep – How Much We Need to be Productive

The lack of sleep has many side effects that affect your day to day life and your future health, from fatigue and loss of concentration to the possibility of not feeling like a person without having your caffeine fix. In general, sleeping in a little longer sometimes, of course, can be good for you, it allows you to catch up on some shut-eye and allows your body to relax. We spend up to one-third of our lives asleep. It’s important to remember that sleep is just as important as eating a healthy diet and getting enough exercise. The desire to spend more than 8–9 hours sleeping is rather tempting but it’s important to remember that sleeping more can, in fact, increase tiredness.

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How Much Sleep Do You Need Per Night?

Despite most of us prioritising spending at least eight hours in bed, few fail to understand the importance of getting enough shut-eye but may wish we could sleep better. Our natural cycle is interfered by alarms and energy drinks, this is what tends to keep us awake. Sleep patterns differ from one age to another, however, an average person should get at least eight hours of quality sleep, although lifestyle and health play a key role in determining how much sleep we actually get.

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The Benefits of Hiring a Mattress Instead of Purchasing One

Hiring a mattress instead of purchasing one

We’ve always believed that purchasing something that we need to use is always better than to hire one. However, what we fail to take into consideration is the duration of time we’ll need the product. Have you ever thought of hiring a mattress for guests staying at your house rather than going out to buy it? If your answer is no, then it’s high time you take hiring into consideration for once. You’ll find there are lots of benefits that you’ll obtain by doing this. The top benefits of hiring a mattress include:

1.  For Health Benefits

Back pains can be rather stubborn and discomforting. Your regular mattress may not help you much in dealing with the pain. Since the back pain can be relieved in a short period of time by sleeping in a specialised mattress, it’d be a great idea to hire one rather than purchasing one. This is because when the mattress you have hired starts to feel uncomfortable for you as you’ve has it over a long period of time, you can hire another one this is a much more cost-effective way rather than going to buy a new mattress. So, what’s the smart thing to do? Of course, it’d be wiser to hire the mattress for the time period to help you deal with the pain before you get back to your regular mattress or even keeping the hired mattress for longer.

2.  No Repair Costs Incurred

If you buy your own mattress, you’ll have to incur the costs of repair in case it breaks once the manufacturer’s warranty runs out. However, if the mattress is hired, the company that rented it out to you will simply replace it without any charges on your end. Furthermore, if you have your own mattress, it will have to take time before it’s repaired for you to resume using it. This isn’t the case with a hired mattress as it will be quickly assessed and replaced within a short period of time.

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3.  No High Capital Outlay

Lack of high capital outlay is one of the benefits of hiring a quality mattress than buying one. You can decide to hire a mattress for a specific period for which you’ll have to spend much lower than what you’d have to spend if you’re to buy it. This means that if your budget still can’t accommodate a new mattress but you’re in need of one, you can hire it and use it for the period. The cost of hiring it for a short while will be a small fraction of the price if you were to purchase one.

4.  Access to High-Quality Mattresses

When you opt for hiring a mattress, you’ll often get to use those of the highest quality. If you’re to buy a mattress, you’ll probably be forced to settle for a low-quality one because it’s what you can afford. However, when hiring, the charges are affordable for most people. Thereby, you can pick those of the highest quality to serve your needs fully.

5.  It’s More Convenient

At times, hiring a mattress can be more convenient than buying one. For instance, if you need a mattress of high quality for yourself after going through a surgical procedure or for a family member for a limited period, it’d be more convenient to hire one than buying one. This way, you cut costs and minimise wastage since you can return the mattress once you’re done with


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How to Get a Baby to Sleep in a Cot

Many parents love to co-sleep with their babies, but the time always comes when the baby needs to be transitioned into a separate room, away from their parents. However, babies often find the process of transitioning from the parents’ bed to the cot a rather difficult experience. As a result, they can’t sleep in the cot as quickly and as easily as the parents would wish. As a parent, you’ll understand that it’s not easy for them to move from your bed with the comfort that you’re next to them and be able to sleep in the cot right away. Hence, you need to take the right approach that won’t be too stressful for your baby. The following tips can work for you in a great way.

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