Month: January 2021

Factors Influencing Mattress Lifespan

Factors Influencing Mattress Lifespan

A variety of factors influence the longevity of a mattress. A cheap mattress will degrade much faster than a luxury mattress, for example. Some key factors that impact mattress replacement guidelines include:

Mattress Material – The materials used to manufacture your bed greatly influence its durability. Lower-quality innerspring and all-foam mattresses tend to have the shortest lifespans, as they are prone to sagging and body impressions respectively. Hybrid mattresses are also prone to these issues, but since they’re often sold as higher-end options and made with higher-quality materials, they tend to be more durable. Latex mattresses are the most durable, lasting upwards of 8 years.

Maintenance & Care – Like any other product, a mattress will last longer if you take good care of it. This means rotating your mattress every 3 months or so (unless the manufacturer recommends otherwise) and utilizing a mattress protector.

Children & Pets – If you share your bed with small children, or with animals, it’s likely that you will need to replace your mattress more frequently. In addition to the extra weight, both pets and children are more likely to cause stains and/or damage to the mattress.

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Co-sleeping with pets is a personal choice

Co-sleeping with pets is a personal choice

The case against pets sleeping in your bed!


Pet experts who recommend crate training usually encourage it for dogs to help with housebreaking the dog, among other benefits. Safety is another concern. If you accidentally hurt the pup or kitten when you are sleeping they are tiny babies and you are a fully grown human!

Dander and allergies

If you suffer from allergies, you might want to think twice about letting pets like dogs or cats sleep in the bed. Medical experts have warned that dander can irritate allergies, especially when you sleep in the same bed. 

Depending on how dirty your pet gets, you might have a strict no-bed or co-sleeping rule. Again, it comes down to personal preference and how you feel about your pet potentially tracking in dirt from the outdoors into your bedroom.

We all love a cuddle with our pets but it might be worth rethinking your choice to allow them to sleep with you in the same bed! Especially if you have purchased a bed and mattress from M6 Beds!

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What is an ottoman bed?

What is an ottoman bed?

The ottoman bed is aptly named after its historical namesake – a piece of furniture designed during the Ottoman Empire that acted as both a bed and a storage area. Although nowadays fancy gas-lift hydraulics are involved for a smoother operation, the premise is very much the same – an ottoman bed is both a sleeping and space-saving solution.

Benefits of an ottoman bed

Extra storage space

The main benefit of an ottoman bed is the amount of extra storage space you have underneath your mattress. Unlike other storage beds, such as a divan bed, ottomans make use of the entire bed base, rather than drawers and compartments, to ensure you have the greatest possible space-saving area available.

All you have to do is lift up the bed base to easily store bulkier and occasional-use items, such as linens, spare pillows, clothes or whatever else you need to pop away to give your bedroom a less cluttered feel, in the concealed storage space within.

Long-lasting quality

As the entire bed base forms part of the large storage compartment, good quality ottoman beds are built to be sturdy and stand the test of time. You can rest assured that your new ottoman bed will be your committed sleeping companion for years to come, as durability is much a part of their design as functionality.

Style that suits you

Not only are they practical, but our ottoman beds are also the epitome of stylish, on-trend design. Available in a range of coloured fabric options, upholstered headboards and leather finishes as well as natural oak bed frame designs, we’re guaranteed to have the perfect ottoman bed to suit your individual style.

Easy assembly

If you’ve had some nasty run-ins with flat-pack furniture in the past, fear not – ottoman beds are a breeze to set up.

Choosing the right ottoman bed size

Choosing the right size ottoman bed for you and your space is really important. Whether you’re searching for a cosy double or fancy a luxurious super king, take the time to check out the measurements of the styles you like before you buy as well as the space available in your bedroom.

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Why you shouldn’t let your pets sleep in your bed

Why you shouldn’t let your pets sleep in your bed

You might need to rethink letting your pets co-sleep with you.

We all need more sleep these days, and sometimes getting good quality sleep feels impossible. Just like kids or babies, it’s no secret that pets can wake you up at night and disturb you. Whether you already have pets or are considering getting one in the future, you might be curious about what’s the healthiest sleeping arrangement for you and your pets. Ultimately it’s a personal choice, but if you’re looking for some insight on why people may choose to sleep with pets (or not), keep reading. 

Sleep disruption

Some pets are more active at night, which can wake you up and mess up your sleep. If you’ve ever raised a young puppy, you are very familiar with the reality of being woken up several times a night for potty breaks (or simply because your pup is bored and cries for your attention). Even though dogs tend to sleep better when they are older, there’s still a case to be made for pets disrupting your sleep.

Even though it’s normal to have your sleep disrupted from time to time, ongoing disturbances can lead to bigger issues like not being able to fall back asleep or stay asleep, or restlessness throughout the night when you need consistent deep, uninterrupted sleep. If you continually find your pets waking you up throughout the night when they sleep with you, you should rethink sleeping with pets if they are keeping you from getting the rest you need.

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