It hasn’t improved with age
A mattress isn’t a merlot - it won’t get better the longer you keep hold of it. Over the years it will begin to sag, and this spells disaster for your sleep. Without the right support you may have trouble drifting off, and could end up with pain in your back and neck. This won’t just cause you problems at night, either, as you’ll most likely wake up feeling sore, stiff and still very, very tired. As a general rule, you should think about changing your mattress every seven to eight years.
It’s cheap, but not that cheerful
Everyone loves getting a great deal, but if you skimp on your mattress the only thing you could end up with is a great deal of discomfort. You spend around a third of your life in bed, so it’s hugely important to make sure it’s good quality. This doesn’t necessarily mean breaking the bank, but investing as much as you can spare will hopefully save you from endless sleepless nights on a mattress that’s poorly made, and just not right for you.
It didn’t come with a home trial
Having a bounce or two on a showroom mattress will never measure up to trying it out in your own home. After all, the only way to truly test a mattress is to actually sleep on it. It takes around 30 nights to get used to the feel of a different mattress, so choosing one is a bit like starting a new relationship - you’ve got to give it time to see if it’s right for you. If it’s not love after that, call it a night.
It’s a spring thing
Sleeping on a mattress with just springs may have been the in thing for years, but so were pastel-coloured toilets, and they thankfully got flushed away a while ago (if you don’t know what we mean, ask your nan). It’s not hard to see why - the sprung mattresses of old were cheap and familiar. On the flip side, they were also less durable, way too bouncy and if a spring broke, your back (and your ears!) knew about it. Plus, thanks to a little thing called motion transfer, sleeping partners may as well have been tucked up at an Elvis concert - there was that much rocking and rolling.
It gives you a sinking feeling
The other traditional mattress favourite is memory foam. Yes, they were comfortable, they absorbed any wriggles so a sleeping partner stayed that way, and they were squeak and creak-free. But memory foam stacks are also a byword for overheating. The dense foam holds onto body heat, leaving sleepers hot and bothered in bed for all the wrong reasons. Plus, sinking into soft foam may feel good to begin with, but your joints won’t thank you in the long run.
It isn’t a Simba Hybrid®
Bottom line, if you’re not sleeping on a Simba, you’re not sleeping (that’s our opinion, anyway!). The combination of precision foam support layers and thousands of our patented cone-shaped comfort springs is designed to cradle you from top to toe and minimise motion transfer. To tackle overheating we created a cooling layer we call Simbatex, which allows air to circulate through the mattress and stop you getting too warm. And, we offer a 100-night trial, so you’ve got plenty of time to get used to it. If it’s not love at first night (although we think it will be), you can return it for any reason for a full refund. We’ll even pick it up, so it’s all a bit of a dream.
Find out more about our award-winning Simba Hybrid® Mattress and shop the full range at simbasleep.com.