World Sleep Day: The quality of your mattress and bed can make a significant difference in the quality of your sleep

World Sleep Day is an annual event that is celebrated on the third Friday of March to raise awareness of the importance of good sleep and its benefits. In 2023, World Sleep Day will be on March 17th and the theme for this World Sleep Day is ‘Sleep is Essential for Health’.

It focuses on promoting healthy sleep habits and addressing sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea, and restless leg syndrome. The goal of World Sleep Day is to raise awareness of the importance of good sleep and to encourage people to prioritize sleep as part of their overall health and well-being.

Bed and mattress are important for a good sleep because they provide the support and comfort necessary for the body to fully relax and rest. Here are some reasons why bed and mattress are important for a good sleep:

Proper Alignment: A good mattress will keep your spine aligned properly while you sleep, which can help prevent back pain and other discomforts.

Reduced Pressure Points: A high-quality mattress will distribute your body weight evenly, reducing pressure points on your hips, shoulders, and other areas, which can help reduce pain and discomfort.

Temperature Regulation: A good quality mattress can help regulate your body temperature during sleep, which is important for achieving a comfortable and restful sleep.

Hygiene: A clean and comfortable bed and mattress can help reduce the risk of allergies and other health issues that can disrupt sleep.

Investing in a good quality bed and mattress can greatly improve the quality of your sleep, and therefore, your overall health and well-being.

GICG is here to provide you with the technical advice and testing programs you need to understand and comply with the multitude of safety standards across the globe that target the safety aspects of beds and mattresses. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • ASTM F2933 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Crib Mattresses
  • ASTM F1427 Standard Consumer Safety Specification for Bunk Beds
  • BS EN 16890 Children’s furniture. Mattresses for cots and cribs. Safety requirements and test methods
  • BS EN 1725 Domestic furniture. Beds and mattresses. Safety requirements and test methods
  • BS EN 747 Furniture. Bunk beds and high beds – Test methods

Additionally to looking at the safety aspects, GICG can offer our assistance in targeting the comfort and durability characteristics of bedding products, such as air permeability, moisture management, abrasion resistance, and colourfastness.

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