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How Often Should You Replace a Mattress?

How Often Should You Replace a Mattress? | BedGuard Mattresses

Regularly replacing your mattress is essential for your health and wellbeing. After all, how can you expect to get a good night’s sleep on an old bed that offers little support? Knowing when to replace your mattress isn’t obvious, though. (It’s not like they have expiry labels). So, to help you work out whether you…

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8 Ways to Help Prevent Nighttime Asthma

How to Prevent Nighttime Asthma | BedGuard Waterproof Mattresses

Nighttime asthma can be a serious problem, causing many to wake in the night coughing and wheezing. And, along with disrupting sleep, it can also cause serious health concerns. Many factors can contribute to the worsening of asthma symptoms at night. Your body undergoes small changes during sleep, including a drop in hormones, which can…

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Obesity and Sleep: How to Rest Soundly with a Heavy Body

Obesity and Sleep: How to Rest Soundly with a Heavy Body - BedGuard

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 28% of Australian adults are obese. That’s almost three out of every ten who are suffering from the discomfort and issues associated with a excessive weight. One issue that can be particularly challenging for obese individuals is a lack of sleep. As weight-related problems can cause…

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Your Guide to Elderly Bedwetting Products

Your Guide to Elderly Bedwetting Products | BedGuard

Involuntary loss of bladder and bowel control can increase with age, meaning many seniors suffer from incontinence and in particular, night-time urinary incontinence. Night-time incontinence or bedwetting can create feelings of embarrassment and shame in seniors. But, this needn’t be the case. According to the Continence Foundation of Australia, almost 4.8 million Australian are affected…

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Do We Really Need Less Sleep As We Age?

Do We Really Need Less Sleep As We Age? - Ageing and Sleep - BedGuard

We all know sleep is vital and that the number of hours we get each night plays an essential role in our health and wellbeing. But, while it’s common knowledge that children and adults require different amounts of sleep, there’s often confusion over whether adults of different ages also have varying needs. In particular, the…

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Top 7 Sleep Tips for Children with Special Needs

A teddy bear on a bed showing sleep tips for children with special needs - BedGuard

Children with disabilities can often experience difficulty sleeping, which can certainly take its toll on both you and them. A lack of sleep can impact mood and behaviour and can even affect your health. So, ensuring both you and your child get the rest you require is essential. To help you, here are some useful…

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Benefits of a Waterproof Mattress for Seniors

Benefits of a Waterproof Mattress for Seniors - BedGuard

As we age, changes to our bodies mean we can experience issues such as incontinence and bedwetting. This can be a frustrating and embarrassing problem for many seniors. Thankfully, a waterproof mattress can make dealing with these issues easier and less stressful. Easier Clean-Ups Cleaning a soiled mattress is difficult at the best of times.…

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Benefits of a Hypoallergenic Mattress

Benefits of a Hypoallergenic Mattress | BedGuard Waterproof Mattresses

Allergies are a problem many of us face, and when they strike at bedtime it can be incredibly frustrating and even hazardous to your health. Irritated, itchy eyes and stuffy sinuses can prevent you from getting the quality sleep your body needs to recover. So, when you wake up in the morning, you often feel…

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Waterproof Mattress or Mattress Protector – What’s Right for You?

Waterproof Mattress or Mattress Protector - What’s Right for You?

When looking to protect your mattress, it’s important to consider your options. In particular, you have three main choices from which you can select: standard mattress protectors, waterproof mattress protectors, and waterproof mattresses. To help you find the right option for your needs, we’ve created this helpful guide. Why Protect Your Mattress? Protecting your mattress…

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