When is the right time to buy a new bed? Beds are fairly expensive purchases, which is why we don't buy them often, or without being sure that our current bed really is on its last legs. Well treated, you can get up to 10 years of good service from a bed and mattress, but after that length of time, you really need to think about buying a new one. We will all spend around one third of our lives in our beds. That's why you need to ensure that you have the best quality mattress you can afford and a bed base or bedstead that will support it. If you're currently having problems with your bed, causing muscular or general sleeping difficulties, it could be because your bed and mattress are getting old, or because your base doesn't give the support that the mattress needs. The 10-year itch Beds really are past their best after 10 years of use. With far less support than you need and the general wear and tear that happens to all heavily-used furniture, you should think about changing, particularly if: ? You roll into the middle of the bed with your partner during the night ? You wake up during the night because you're uncomfortable ? You wake up in the morning with aches and pains in your back or shoulders ? Your mattress is sagging or pushing through your bed base ? Your bed base is damaged Choosing your new bed If you've decided it's time to go and look at new beds, visit a number of showrooms and be prepared to try the beds out. No matter how silly you might feel, the quality of your future sleep depends entirely on how choosy you are with the beds you try out. How will you know if it will be comfortable to sleep in for the next 10 years if you only perch on the side of it before you buy? Here are some simple tips: ? Set a budget and keep to it ? Measure your room so that you know your chosen bed will fit in ? Always try out beds and mattresses ? Buy the most supportive mattress you can afford ? Try out on the high street and then buy online for great discounts Bed Next Day sells a range of traditional single, double, king and superking beds, most of which are available with next day delivery. Brands include Silentnight, the Original Bedstead Company, Sprung Land and Sealy. Take a look at the beds available on our website, www.mattressnextday.co.uk and order online today, or call 0844 3911 222 if you have any questions.