|ALEXANDRIA, Va. —|
A new consumer survey conducted by the Better Sleep Council suggests that the secret to a healthier, happier relationship with your significant other may be under the sheets. The poll found that one out of every two respondents identified an old mattress as the culprit in an unsatisfactory night’s sleep — and as a leading contributor to increased irritability and stress in their romantic relationships.
According to the BSC findings, 78% of respondents agreed that a new mattress could be the key to a better relationship with their significant others. The consumers noted that a new mattress could:
+ Leave them more rested at night and more cordial to their partners throughout the day, benefits cited by 52% of the respondents.
+ Reduce tossing and turning by their significant others, leading to fewer disturbances and annoyances during the night (cited by 40% of the respondents).
+ Encourage them to spend more time in bed with their partners (cited by 27% of the respondents).
+ Improve their sex lives (a benefit cited by 26% of the respondents).
“More than improving relationships, the mattress truly plays an integral role in the total health package,” said Nancy Shark, executive director of the Better Sleep Council, the consumer education division of the International Sleep Products Assn. “Consumers who invest more in their sleep systems are investing in better sleep and their overall health and well-being.”
The BSC offers these tips:
+ Evaluate your current bed to determine if it’s time for a new one.
+ Arm yourself with the knowledge needed to make the best purchase.
+ Shop to find the right mattress to suit your individual needs.
+ Ensure that you get the most out of your mattress with quality care.