If you had asked me twenty years ago what my idea of a good night was I would have most likely said going to the pub straight after work, then heading off to a club before grabbing a takeaway on the way home. At 22 I wasn’t particularly keen on spending too much time catching up on my beauty sleep – my mattress was the thing I fell onto at a ridiculous time of the morning, grabbing an hour or so’s kip before dragging myself out again to head to work for the day. Ahh, those carefree days, hey?
Now, if you were to ask me what my idea of a good night is then I will tell you straight – an early night in bed curled up under a snuggly duvet watching a series on Netflix or Amazon or reading a good book. That, my friends, is my idea of heaven nowadays.
But, for a while now, bed hasn’t been my favourite place to retreat to at the end of the day. Since the latest flare-up of this ongoing issue with my back, I’ve found that my bed is really quite uncomfortable and I often wake up in pain.
Part of the reason for this is the age of our mattress. At Eight years old it has definitely reached the end of its recommended lifespan. It is now more lumpy and bumpy than comfy, and just this week, thanks to my children using it as a trampoline, one of the springs sprung.
To be honest I think I would get a better night’s sleep on the sofa than on our bed right now. Something needs to be done to make my bed my happy place to relax in once again. We need to buy a new mattress as soon as possible.
A decent mattress isn’t exactly the cheapest purchase – and nor should it be for all the sleeping you will do in it over the space of 8 – 10 years. We had plans to change our mattress either later this year or early next year, but now that one of the springs has gone and, of course, the issue with my back, we’ve had to bring those plans forward.
Thankfully there are so many different places to buy exceptional quality mattresses from nowadays. Sites such as Groupon can save you a lot of money on high-end mattresses; even on the orthopaedic ones which, quite often, can be eye-wateringly expensive.
So I think my weekend is going to be spent choosing a mattress and, maybe, a lovely topper too. And then very soon I will hopefully be able to enjoy the luxury of getting an early night and snuggling in my nice comfy bed again. Bliss!
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