Our awareness campaign National Bed Month came to a close on Friday – it’s an initiative that marks the importance of a good bed.

But what do you love about your bed? That’s the question we asked, throughout March, on our online poll.

Topping the charts with nearly half of the respondents was how comfortable their bed is – which is what we like to hear. What you sleep on should offer comfort and support and is the cornerstone to a good night’s sleep. You shouldn’t be waking up with aches and pains or feel like you toss and turn. It’s important you regularly check your bed too to make sure it’s still providing you with the optimum comfort – you can give it a simple MOT here.

 

The Sleep Council March-poll-results-300x148 Comfort Is Why We Love Our Beds!

So what else do we love about our beds? Well the fact that it offers a place to unwind and relax came second on the list (26%). Our bedrooms should be a sanctuary and not used as an extension of our living room. Make sure it’s cool, dark and quiet, clutter free and that gadgets are limited or, even better, banned from it. If you’re unsure on what makes a perfect sleep environment, or even how to achieve it, click here.

Space was also a reason why we love our beds – and by space, we mean lots of it! Yes, 15% of you cited ‘It’s nice and roomy’ as a reason why you liked being in bed. This figure might even be higher if more people bought king or even super king beds. Our latest consumer research found that only around 30% buy a king size bed and that a double bed still accounts for nearly half of all bed sales.

With a larger bed you are less likely to disturb one another.  You should be able to lie side by side, with your arms behind your head and your elbows out, without touching. Did you know that a standard double bed (135cm/4ft 6in) gives each person just 2ft 3in of space – less than a baby in a cot.  Now how squeezed is that?

Remember, it’s important to love and feel relaxed in the area where you want to sleep. A good night’s kip is essential to health and wellbeing and it’s not worth scrimping on your bed – you want to enjoy getting into it every night and drifting off into the land of nod!

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