Reduce the chances of having an accident with your mattress. Although we often take our mattress for granted, it's a substantial piece of furniture which should conform to relevant British and European standards. Even when mattresses have gone through these thorough checks, and have passed the manufacturer's quality control tests, there are things you can do to reduce the possibility of having an accident that?s related to your mattress. ? Don't smoke in bed - whilst all mattresses should have been tested to British Standard 7177, which covers the flammability of mattresses and other furniture, it's still unadvisable to smoke in bed. The risks of falling asleep with a lit cigarette are well documented by the Fire Service, and because you're already sleeping, you could be very susceptible to the toxic smoke that could be released by your bedding or your mattress. It's far safer to restrict your smoking to other parts of your house, and never be tempted to light up in bed. ? Exposed springs - if your mattress is coming to the end of its natural life, you may find that the ticking is threadbare, or that you can feel the springs through the mattress cover. Don't ignore this - start looking for a new mattress. Exposed springs and leaking filling can be dangerous both to adults and children. It's best if your mattress doesn't get into this state at all, but if it has, it's time for a new one. ? Mattress turning - many mattresses still require flipping over on a regular basis to keep the filling evenly distributed and to vary the load on the springs. Most mattresses are very heavy - particularly when you get to king or superking beds - and you shouldn't attempt to turn one by yourself. The size and weight of the mattress means that you could damage your back, shoulders or neck. If your mattress needs to be turned, always ask for help. If you think you could have a problem finding someone to help, think about buying a non-turn mattress, which only needs to be rotated from head to foot. Mattress Next Day is probably the largest mattress superstore on the internet. Selling a wide range of mattresses from leading manufacturers, we can offer quality mattresses at fantastic prices. Our next day delivery service is free or, if you prefer, you can select your own delivery date. We can even guarantee delivery before 9.30am on request. Take a look at our range of mattresses now at www.mattressnextday.co.uk, or call us on 0844 3911 222 for more information.