If the extra daylight and season change means you're keen for a spring clean of sorts, what better place to start than with your sleep quality. We've pulled together top expert tips to spruce up your sleep hygiene routine - and compiled the best deals in the latest mattress sales.
Given we spend on average 26 years of our life asleep, according to retailer Dreams, if your mattress is old you could potentially be sleeping on years and years of sweat, dead skin cells or bacteria. Not to mention a mattress that may not be giving you the best support for your back.
A new season is a great excuse to invest in a new mattress and take the time to sort out a good sleep hygiene routine. While a mattress can be an expensive purchase, our tests have found that the most expensive mattresses aren't always the best.
Mattress deals are on offer throughout the year, so how do you know when's good to buy? We've put our unique expertise into a new guide on the . Here you'll find the lowdown on the best deals on offer, which ones represent real savings, and when is the best time to buy - and you can check back every month to see what's on offer.
Plus, we've pulled together top tips on how to buy a mattress and handy NHS advice on creating a good sleep hygiene routine. We've done all the hard work to help you get a good night's sleep.
There are many benefits of getting a good night's sleep, but some of us can only dream of achieving a full night's slumber, especially if you've got a new baby, have a house full of small children, or pets.
This aside, if you have trouble falling asleep, creating a good bedtime - or sleep hygiene - routine can help. The NHS has tips on how to create a better bedtime:
Top tips for buying in the Easter mattress sales
We'd always recommend trying a mattress out in a shop to get a real feel for it, but if shops are shut due to local restrictions, or you're not quite comfortable venturing back out just yet, we've pulled together our top tips for buying online.
Easter mattress sales
Easter is a traditional time for mattress sales to crop up, but don't panic if you're not ready to buy just yet. We've been tracking mattress sales for a few years, and we've spotted you'll tend to see a flurry of special offers and discounts as we approach key sales periods - such as Easter, bank holidays, Black Friday and offers in the January sales.
Whatever you buy, it won't matter how much money you've saved in a Black Friday deal if the mattress you end up with isn't suitable for how you sleep.
We test mattresses for front, back and side sleepers, and we reveal how breathable, warm or cool a mattress is. Plus, we put them through tough durability tests, simulating 10 years of use, to find out whether they'll maintain their support for years to come.
That's why it's always worth reading our mattress reviews and comparing test results to make sure you invest wisely.