Buying a new bed and mattress doesn’t have to be complicated.

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How Much Should You Spend On A New Mattress?

Everyone’s situation is different, but as your mattress affects your sleep quality, you should spend as much as you can reasonably afford when buying a new one. Remember, spending £1,000 on a mattress costs only 40 pence per night over seven years. That’s even less than the price of a pint of milk or a loaf of bread.

Mattress advice

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Can You Buy A Half And Half Mattress?

A half and half mattress is ideal for sleeping partners of different weights or with different comfort preferences. It allows each partner to have their side of the bed in their preferred firmness, so there’s no need to compromise on sleep.

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How To Dispose Of A Mattress

There are plenty of ways to dispose of a mattress. If you’re buying a new mattress from a retailer, most of them provide a mattress disposal service. You can also donate your old mattress to charities, sell it online or ask your local council to collect it.

Mattress care

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Can You Fold A Mattress?

Mattresses should generally be kept flat, but folding may be necessary for moving or storage. Whether a mattress can be safely folded or bent depends on its type, construction, thickness, and the manufacturer’s recommendations. Contact the manufacturer for specific guidance if you’re unsure whether you can fold your mattress.

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How To Store A Mattress In A Garage

If you need to store an old mattress, the garage is often a great place to hide it away until you’re ready to use it again. Knowing how to store your mattress correctly will help keep it in good condition and extend its lifespan.

Bedding advice

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Can You Wash A Mattress Protector?

Most mattress protectors are washable. Cleaning your protector monthly ensures it performs effectively and protects your mattress. However, this may vary depending on its condition and the frequency of use.

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What Is A Mattress Topper & Are They Worth It?

A mattress topper is a removable item of bedding that can help improve the comfort of your mattress. It sits on top of your mattress, beneath your sheets and can make your mattress feel softer or firmer.

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