How long do beds last?
If you really want to get the best possible night's sleep so you look and feel at your best. The Sleep Council recommends that you start to think about changing your bed after seven years. "A mattress that looks Ok may actually not be , that's the hitch" Even after seven years your bed may look okay but may not be providing the support or comfort you need for a healthy, refreshing night's sleep.
Will your bed pass the Bed MOT?
Take the test! Usually the signs for a new bed are:-You wake up with aches and pains which wear off through the day.
You are not sleeping as well as you did a year ago.
You enjoy a night's sleep better somewhere other than your own bed.
Your mattress shows visible signs of wear and tear.
What should I consider when buying a new bed?
There are a wide range of options available in the market today, which is why talking to an expert ensures you make the correct choice, but bear these things in mind!
always shop for the best value, not the lowest price. You get what you pay for with beds but if you tell us your budget we can recommend the best possible bed for your price range; making your money go further.
being disturbed by your partner is the most common complaints, that's why it is important to shop together and take your time, trying out different beds in the showroom. There is no pressure with Cheshire Beds, take as long as you need. Consider a bed's height, contemporary beds tend to be lower, whereas beds with storage drawers tend to be higher.
What sort of bed should I choose if I have a bad back?
For a long time it was believed that a hard bed was good for a bad back, however recent research confirms that this is not necessarily the case. A supportive and comfortable mattress is the best option. It doesn't matter what type of construction it is. Please tell us of any medical complaints in the showroom and we can advise on the most appropriate choice of bed or mattress for your needs.
What should I pay for a good mattress?...
prices for beds and mattresses range from £100 to several thousands. as a general rule you get what you pay for.
Remember that every £100 you spend on a new bed represents an investment of just 3p per night. (assuming a lifespan of ten years) A bargain bed is no bargain if you don't sleep well in it. Tell us your budget and we will recommend the best bed in your price range.
I have found the same make and model of bed online for a cheaper price. Will you price match?
Many unsuspecting customers get seduced by cheaper prices from online retailers, but the chances are even the same make and model can seem similar but further investigation will probably reveal different materials, qualities, amounts, densities etc.
If you want a comparative shop you will need quite a lot of detail to make sure you are comparing like for like. For this reason we will not enter into a price war, we work very hard to provide quality products at the best possible price; we will only recommend products based on your needs. We want your purchase to last many years, our excellent reputation depends on it. If there is a wide difference in price then alarm bells should ring, there will be a reason.
I suffer from neck / shoulder pain is that from my pillow or bed?
Often when people complain of neck / shoulder pain it's the choice of pillow which is the culprit. As with beds, the choice of materials, shapes and sizes are varied again the choice subjective.
A good pillow should hold your head in the correct alignment; pillows should be tucked well into the neck and shoulder to support the head fully. It's a good idea to invest in a quality pillow and replace every 2 - 3 years. We have a wide range on display in the showroom and you should try pillows out just as you do when buying a bed.
Do I have to turn my mattress?
On better quality mattresses with lots of natural fillings, body indentations are a normal characteristic of a mattress working as intended. Regular turning will help the fillings settle and compact down more evenly. Follow the manufacturers instructions but it's generally a good idea to turn them from end to end and side to side every 2 weeks for the few months, then once a month moving forward. You should still rotate a no turn mattress.