“A quality wooden bed is an investment towards your short- and long-term health.”
It is said that on average Australians get 8.5 hours of sleep every night.
That’s a pretty fantastic average sleeping time, and one that is significantly greater than some countries, but it’s not just the amount of time spent asleep that is important…
Quality vs Quantity
The news that we are spending so many hours asleep is great – especially as at Zen Interiors we love relaxing in our hand-crafted beds for as long as possible!
But it is in fact the quality of our sleep that results in a truly beneficial rest for both our bodies and our minds. And as we’ve previously explored on this blog, the importance of a healthy night’s sleep is vital.
Luckily the foundation to a good night’s sleep is a very simple thing: our bed!
Your bed: an important piece of health equipment
Whilst you may think it’s ok to just make-do with the bed that you have, it’s worth considering this: according to the above statistic, the average Australian will spend 3,102 hours each year sleeping in their bed. That’s a mighty long time to be spending in one place. So it should be a comfortable place, right?!
But comfort doesn’t have to come at a huge price.
If spending money on a new bed seems daunting to you, just think of the great value for money that you’re getting…
- The recommended life-span of a bed is 7 years.
- Over 7 years that’s 21,714 hours spent sleeping on your bed.
- A good quality handmade wooden futon from our Zen Interiors Brisbane studio can start from as little as $1000.
- Therefore a bed of $1000 is costing you as little as less than 5c per hour of sleep!
Test your Bed
“I already have a bed, why should I change it?” we hear you say.
But how long have you had it for? Do you ever wake up feeling stiff, or worse, in pain? Do you and your partner find it hard to sleep comfortably together?
All of these factors could be indicators that it’s time for you to invest in a new bed.
To help us all with the re-evaluation of our beds the UK’s Sleep Council has createda short quiz that you can take online. It’s a handy tool for helping you decide if now is the time for you to buy.
And if it turns out that your bed has a little life left in it yet then that’s great – it means you have all the more time to get planning your next Zen Interiors custom wood bed!
A healthy night’s sleep is worth investing in, your body will thank you.
You’re going to spend over 20,000 hours on your bed during its (seven year) lifespan so it’s worth taking a little time and effort in the beginning to make sure you make the right choice.