There are some things off limits in this blog, I generally write only about Mr A in passing. But things aren’t good. Something has come between us. It’s like a big gulf exists between us that wasn’t there initially.
No, I’m still not talking about our relationship. I’m talking about mattresses. Our mattress seems to have developed a great big blooming dent in the middle. I don’t know why this is, as both of us roll as far away from each other’s snoring, fidgeting and in his case slobbering as possible to get a decent night’s kip. It is as if an elephant has been creeping into our bed at night and leaving a dent there.
Add a stray child who has crept in to our bed and one of us ends up sandwiched and submerged in a hole. Sleep is far too precious to waste sleeping, or rather not really sleeping very much.
How long do we spend asleep?
The answer is a third of your life, based on sleeping 8 hours a night. I wonder how many years have I clocked up already trying to avoid a dent in the mattress? Our bed was bought in honour of our first born child, so it has done over 6 years.
How long does a mattress last anyway? I did some research…
In the study we recently completed at Oklahoma State University comparing a set of sleep variables for participants sleeping on their old beds – five years old or older – to the same variables when sleeping on brand new beds, we found significant and sustained improvement in sleep quality, sleep comfort and sleep efficiency, as well as significant reductions in back pain and stiffness
While I remember, there will be more posts about Mr A to follow, I haven’t told him yet but I am taking part in #tokensofaffection and starting on Thursday I will be sharing a photo a day until Valentines Day via the mediums of Instagram, facebook and Twitter. #tokensofaffection focusses on celebrating the little things that keep a relationship going. Our old mattress is not one of those things.