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From buying advice to informative guides and tips on looking after your new purchase, we are here to help. Confused by all the jargon? Our buying advice section will help you make an informed decision on which mattress or bed is best for you.

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Choosing a new mattress can be difficult, especially online. With all the jargon and styles it can be tricky to know what's best for you. We've broken down the most asked questions when it comes to mattress shopping to make it simpler to shop. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MATTRESS? STANDARD SPRING The most affordable styleA great choice for guest bedroomsLightweight making them easy to turn and rotate Open spring mattresses are a great affordable choice making them perfect for guests or children that are likely to outgrow the mattress quickly. The affordability certainly doesn't compromise the comfort however they do not last as long as other mattress styles. The need to replace them is increased if they are used every day. Shop Spring Mattresses POCKET SPRING Long-lastingNo transfer of movementTotal body support and pressure relief The springs work independently making this a perfect choice for couples. There is no transfer of movement so you won't notice your sleeping partner moving or accidentally roll into each other. Because the springs are individually wrapped, it provides consistent support all over the body no matter how you lay. Shop Pocket Spring Mattresses FOAM & MEMORY FOAM Ideal for allergy sufferersProvides more supportSuitable for all sleeping positions Foam mattresses mould to your body shape and provide the perfect support. Ideal for couples of different weights that require different support. Foam mattresses also have anti-microbial properties making them dust mite resistant and a great choice for allergy sufferers. Shop Memory Foam Mattresses WHAT TENSION DO I NEED? Mattress spring tensions are usually described as soft, medium and firm. This is commonly mistaken for how the mattress will feel but it's all dependant on your body-weight. Tensions are designed for different body-weights and not necessarily comfort preferences. SOFT TENSION Suitable for body-weights up to 8 stone and generally designed with a 1.2 mm spring diameter. Shop Soft Tension MEDIUM TENSION Medium tension is the most common and is suitable for those weighing between 8 - 16 stone. It's usually a 1.4 mm wire diameter. Shop Medium Tension FIRM TENSION Provides optimum support for those weighing 16 stone plus with a 1.6 mm wire diameter. Shop Firm Tension BUYING TIP If you and your partner require different spring tensions then a zip & link mattress could be a great option. They allow you couples to maintain their individual comfort preferences while sharing the same bed. WHAT SIZE MATTRESS DO I NEED? SMALL SINGLE (W 75 x L 190 cm) Ideal for: children, narrow bedframes & small bedrooms SINGLE (W 90 x L 190 cm) Ideal for: children, teenagers, single sleepers SMALL DOUBLE (W 120 x L 190 cm) Ideal for: smaller bedrooms, single sleepers wanting more space, spare bedrooms DOUBLE (W 135 x L 190 cm) Ideal for: couples, larger spare rooms KING SIZE (W 150 x L 200 cm) Ideal for: taller people, couples SUPER KING (W 180 x L 200 cm) Ideal for: spacious sleeping, larger bedrooms WHAT KIND OF SLEEPER AM I? Your sleeping position can influence what mattress tension is best for you. Here are our tips for mattress shopping based on your sleeping position: Back Sleeper When sleeping on your back your lower back should be flat to the surface but not sinking in. A good way to test this is to slide a pillow under your back. If the pillow fits easily, you might need a softer mattress, if it's too tight then the mattress may too soft. Side Sleeper Side sleepers need a softer spring to allow the hip and shoulders to sink into the mattress. This is to keep the spine straight and avoid causing pressure on the joints. Placing a pillow between the knees can also reduce pressure on the joints. Front Sleeper Front sleepers tend to need a mattress with firmer support to reduce gaps between you and the mattress surface. When sleeping on your front it's important to keep the spine and neck in a neutral position. This can mean sleeping without a pillow if necessary. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT UPON DELIVERY? Your mattress may have been compressed when transported, this is perfectly normal and it will resume it's shape naturallyWhen unpacking the mattress, leave it uncovered for a few hours and allow it to breatheYou may notice a slight odour when unpacking the mattress, the fillings will occasionally release a smell but it is no cause for concern and will dissipate once the mattress has airedThe mattress fillings sometimes need time to settle after being transported. During this time the mattress may feel slightly different but this will adjust once the fillings have settledIf you have purchased a rolled mattress, please ensure that it is unrolled and placed within its cover on a bed in a warm room for 24 hours before using. This allows the fillings and springs to completely settle and regain a normal shape MATTRESS AFTERCARE Looking after your mattress will keep it in better condition and extend the life of the mattress. Here's our top tips for aftercare: Air your mattress for at least 4 hours after delivery to ensure there is no odourRotate your double-sided mattress head to foot and turn it over completely once a fortnight for the first 12 weeks, then once a month. Always check your mattress instructions as some can't be turned over and just require rotatingRotate latex and memory foam mattresses 180 degrees monthlyAir your mattress on a weekly basis by stripping back your bedding for a few hoursAlways use a mattress protector to ensure the mattress is free from stains and damage from liquidClean the mattress every few months with a soft brush. Do not use a vacuum as this can disrupt the fillings and cause damageDab any spills with a dry cloth to remove excess moisture then clean with a slightly damp cloth and a mild detergent ORDERING YOUR MATTRESS What Are My Delivery Options? Next day delivery on most items. Estimated delivery of the item will be available when checking out. Delivery is free for orders over £150 and charged a £9.95 charge for orders under £150. We also offer a Room Of Choice delivery option which is an additional £14.95. Find out more How To Pay (Interest Free Credit) We offer customers that spend £500 or more the option to split the cost of your purchase over 12 months with our finance plan (0% APR representative, subject to status. Terms and conditions apply). Find out more Mattress Disposal A mattress recycling scheme is available where we are able to pick up your old mattress whilst delivering your new one. This is the most convenient option for many and is available for just £39.95. Find out more ...

Posted on 27th Feb 2020
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Did you know that the way you sleep can not only have an effect on the quality of your sleep but also provide insight into what you’re like as a person? Sleeping positions vary from person to person. Some prefer the fetal position; others prefer sleeping on their front. As you’re about to see, there is a range of patterns and each has its own associated personality characteristics. Below, you’ll find 5 sleeping positions and their meanings. If you’re interested in seeing what yours says about you, check out our list of the most common sleeping positions: 1) The Fetal Sleep Position According to sleep.org and a range of other publications, 41% of adults sleep in the fetal position. It has a range of benefits: aiding circulation; relieving back problems, and it works great for pregnancy! In terms of what this sleep position means, individuals who sleep in the fetal position are found to be more friendly, sensitive, and pleasant. However, another batch of evidence also suggests these sleepers can have a hard, emotional shell that is difficult to penetrate. Deep down, fetal sleepers are big old softies! 2) The Yearner The yearner is another side sleeping position that is popular with many individuals. This position involves sleeping sideways with your arms stretched out in front the body. According to research, 13% of the population sleep like this. Looking into what this sleeping position says about your personality, the results are interesting. Yearners are said to be open-minded, suspicious, and stubborn, especially when it comes to sticking with one decision and not considering other options. 3) The Freefaller Moving onto people sleeping on their front, we have the freefallers. This position involves laying on your front with your arms above your head. The arms can either be placed on top of the pillow or underneath. Approximately 7% of the population sleeps like this. Sleeping on your front has its benefits, including the prevention of snoring. However, it also has a number of problems associated with neck and back posture. If you are to sleep in this position, make sure you have a flat pillow that doesn’t skew your neck upwards too much. Those who sleep in this position are likely to speak their mind and be social and outgoing. However, freefallers don’t tend to take criticism too kindly, so try your best to be nice to them! 4) The Soldier If you sleep on your back, there is a high likelihood you’re sleeping like a soldier. This position involves resting on your back with your arms straight by your side – kind of how you’d see a soldier standing in formation. Around 8% of the population sleep this way. Despite aiding posture and neck support, back sleepers are prone to experience the worst sleeping patterns and are more likely to snore. If you’re interested in the personality characteristics you can draw from this, you’ll be interested to know soldier sleepers are generally quiet and keep to themselves. However, these individuals are also likely to expect a lot from both themselves and other people. 5) The Log This doesn’t have the most flattering name, but the log is another side-sleeping position used by 15% of the population. This position involves you sleeping like a… well… a log. If in this position, you’ll be resting on your side with your arms in their natural position. This position has been linked to improved digestion, reduced snoring, and reduced heartburn. So, despite looking like a log, this position has its benefits. If you sleep in this position, it says a lot about your personality. In general, you’re likely to be social and laid-back, easily able to welcome strangers into your life. Those who sleep in the log position tend to be the most trustworthy people. Summing it all up Sleeping patterns differ a lot in the general population and each has its own association with various personality characteristics. As you can see, 5 sleeping positions and their meanings have been discussed above. So the next question is this: which one are you and does it match up with your personality? Is the research right or have those responsible been sleeping on the job? ...

Posted on 10th Feb 2020
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Sleep is very important and getting a sufficient amount of it can provide you with an array of benefits. Just like eating and breathing, sleep is an essential element of day-to-day life that you can’t live without. So, why is sleep important and what benefits can it provide? Below, you’ll find 11 lucrative benefits of sleep and discover how it can dramatically improve the quality of your life and wellbeing. 1) Weight Loss One of the key benefits of good sleep is that is can help you with your weight loss goals. Studies have found that obese and overweight individuals tend to suffer from unhealthy sleeping patterns. Additionally, some studies have found that individuals with a short sleeping duration are 89% more likely to develop obesity. The rationale behind these findings come from various sources, including hormonal influences, lack of motivation as a result of fatigue, and caloric consumption. In specific reference to caloric consumption, when you are lacking in sleep, the hormones relating to healthy appetite are skewed and, as a result, sleep-deprived individuals will inevitably consume more calories. 2) Improved Cognitive Abilities Sleep is also important if you’re looking to boost your cognitive abilities. Who doesn’t want to be smart, am I right? A good night of sleep can work wonders in improving your memory, perception, attention, and much more. There have been various studies indicating that people make more performance-based errors when sleep-deprived and some studies have related the effect similar to intoxication! Memory has also been found to be affected by sleep deprivation, with children and adults experiencing improved recall and comprehension following an adequate amount of sleep. Long story short, if you get enough high-quality sleep, you’ll get a significant improvement in your mental abilities. 3) Reduced Risk of Stroke and Heart Disease A noticeable health benefit to sleep is the positive preventive effect it has on strokes and heart disease. This finding is derived from the evidence that suggests lack of sleep can influence major health risks, including other severe chronic diseases. Studies have found that individuals who get less than 7-8 hour sleep are more prone to getting these issues in later life. If you want to avoid these nasty problems and live a longer, fuller life, look to get a sufficient amount of sleep each night. 4) Boosted Mood and Reduced Depressive Symptoms Sleep is incredibly beneficial if you’re looking to boost your mood. Since depression and sleep deprivation are closely linked, it has been found that sleep can improve your overall mood and wellbeing. Depression exists with a lot of sleep-related issues and is generally comorbid with a wide range of health problems. By getting a sufficient amount of sleep, you can effectively enhance your happiness and feel emotionally better throughout the day. 5) Improves Your Social Savviness One interesting benefit sleep provides is that it allows you to function socially. Specifically, sleep might appear to be important when it comes to recognizing and registering emotion in others. In essence, sleep deprivation has the ability to create apathy. As a result of this lack of empathy and emotion perception, we can find it difficult to interact with people and relate to them. Thus, leading to a deficit in social agility. Sleep, therefore, becomes important in regulating your social abilities as much as your mental abilities. If you want to sharpen up your communication and boost your empathy, getting more sleep might be the answer. 6) Reduces Inflammation Inflammation can affect us both in early and later life. There is a wide range of reasons why it can come about but did you know one reason may be the result of a lack of sleep? In particular, insufficient sleep has been heavily linked to inflammation in the digestive tract. Sleep has become so strongly linked with later inflammation that sleep analyses can be performed and used as a predictive indicator for the issue. With improved sleep, you can reduce the risk of inflammation and reduce the risk of relapse if you’ve had it before, so make sure you get yourself a good mattress for a good night’s kip. 7) Boosts Your Immunity Do you find yourself getting colds and getting sick on a regular basis? If you’re not getting enough sleep, you may have found your answer. Some research has found that you could be three times as likely to catch a common cold when you’re running on less than 8 hours of sleep. The less sleep you get the worse your immune system will be when it comes to fighting disease. Even the slightest loss in sleep can result in a deficiency in immunity functioning, so make sure you’re getting the sleep you need so you can start the day healthy! 8) Stable Blood Sugar During deep sleep, the glucose in your body begins to drop and gives you a bit of a break from constantly breaking down sugar. Without enough sleep, your body can be permanently switched on and this may result in the development of type 2 diabetes. You should attempt to achieve deep sleep for as long as possible when in bed as this will allow your body to have the necessary break it needs in order to keep the cell’s needs met. 9) Longer Life With all the issues that come along with not getting enough sleep, it may come as no surprise that getting insufficient sleep can result in a lower life expectancy. One huge benefit to sleep is that it can effectively add years on to your life if you’re getting between 7-8 hours a night. In fact, studies have found that older women who get less than 5 hours of sleep a night are more likely to die earlier when compared with older women who got more. As well as all the early issues that can occur with sleep deprivation, it’s not hard to see how it can have an effect in the long-term. If you’re looking to get the most out of life, it’s important you get your rest. 10) Improves Physical Performance If you’re an avid gym user or maybe an inspiring athlete, you’re going to be interested in this next sleep benefit. Sleep is crucial if you’re heavily invested in fitness and getting a good night’s rest can significantly boost your muscle building and athletic efforts. Sleep contributes towards muscle recovery and repair during periods of rest and a lack of it can result in you feeling more rundown the following day. Additionally, if you’re lacking in the sleep department, you’re more likely to dip in motivation to work out and keep up with a strict diet, resulting in a cascade of issues that can spiral you out of your fitness regime. As well as adequate sleep, ensuring your joints and muscles are supported during your slumber can also contribute towards athletic-based results. Utilising orthopaedic mattresses is a sufficient way to support your bones and posture during the night, it’s worth checking out their benefits if you’re after peak performance. 11) Reduces Stress Find yourself incredibly stressed on a day-to-day basis? Sleep might be your problem. Sleep is important for maintaining your blood levels and if you’re not getting enough sleep, you could be experiencing poor level control resulting in stress. Some experts agree that stress and poor sleep are very correlated. If you have a high-pressure job, sleep is essential if you’re looking to remain calm and collected when completing your tasks. Make sure you get a good rest and you’ll be able to tackle the day with a level head. Summary Sleep is incredibly good for you and without it, you and your body will suffer. There is a range of benefits that follow a good night’s rest, relating to mental, physical, and social spheres of life. If you’re interested in maximizing your sleep and ensuring you’re well-rested for the day ahead, getting your bed and mattress right should be a priority. Have a browse throughout mattress and bed collections or get in touch on 0333 0069 769 to speak to an expert today. ...

Posted on 10th Feb 2020
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Aside from style and colour, comfort should be a primary concern for you when selecting your next mattress. Mattress firmness ranges widely and can differ depending on the type and even brand of bed. What you choose will be completely up to you and in most cases is a personal preference. However, there are some factors you should consider before jumping in with a swift purchase. This mattress firmness guide will give you a breakdown on the different mattress firmness ratings, as well as the best way to choose the rating for you. Armed with this information, you’ll be able to choose the best mattress without the consequences of a sore back. What are the Different Types of Firmness? There are six different types of mattress firmness. These include: SoftSoft to MediumMediumMedium to FirmFirmExtra Firm More often than not, these ratings sit on a mattress firmness scale which ranges from 1-10, with 10 being the firmest. In general, many people enjoy keeping their mattress in the goldilocks zones situated nearer the middle (in the 5-7 region). However, be aware this is still subjective and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all firmness rating. How to Pick Mattress Firmness If you’re looking to get the ultimate night’s sleep, free from aches, pains, and early morning blues, you should personalise your mattress to suit your needs. This includes accounting for factors such as sleep position and age. Identify Your Sleeping Position Your sleeping position has a huge effect on both how you sleep and what you should sleep on. Different positions create differing pressure on the spine, neck, and associated joints. Getting the right mattress for your position can save you a lot of pain in the long run. Best Firmness for Side Sleepers Side sleepers require something softer to ensure they’re spine remains aligned and so their neck isn’t crocked on their pillow. Soft to medium is the range at which you should be looking at if you happen to fall into the side sleeper category. Bear in mind that even with a softer mattress and the correct pillow, you can still have problems with your back as a side sleeper. Putting a pillow between your legs can help alleviate stress from your spine and keep you aligned. Best Firmness for Back Sleepers Back sleepers have more freedom with their mattress firmness. They can have a mattress with a firmness rating between medium-firm and extra firm – what they choose will be personal preference. However, in general, the heavier you are the firmer the mattress should be if you’re a back sleeper. If the mattress is too soft your hips and back will sink too deep. If this occurs, you could experience discomfort and future back problems. Best Firmness for Front Sleepers Front sleepers don’t have a lot of options. The best firmness for this group would be between medium-firm to firm. This is a result of the stress that is placed on the lower back when in this position. If the mattress is too soft, your hips will sink; if the mattress is too hard, your hip won’t sink enough. In either scenario, your back will be in an awkward position. On a side note, front sleepers also require thin pillows to support their necks. Avoid anything too thick or soft as you’ll experience pain the following morning. What is the Best Mattress Firmness for a Child? Firmer mattresses will be better for a child. Their spine is growing rapidly and a firm mattress will offer rigid support to make sure it grows effectively. It is better to use pocket spring mattresses in this instance - memory foam is good but you don’t want your child’s body to be contoured as this can inhibit spinal growth. Do you Have any Muscle, Bone or Joint Pain? If you have pain in your lower back already, it would be better to go for a firmer orthopedic mattress over something softer. You’ll also want to opt for a memory foam style as well to ensure that your body’s joints are supported and contoured when sleeping. A softer mattress wouldn’t add any benefit to a pre-existing skeletomuscular problem such as back pain. In fact, it may make it worse. Play it safe and go with a firmer option. What Firmness of Mattress is Best? Summing it up Mattress firmness is a complicated topic as a lot of it rests on subjectivity. Although there are universal scales which have the ability to please everyone, you should aim to get the right firmness which matches up with your sleeping position, age, and any muscle pains you currently have. If you need further assistance with mattress firmness or need help choosing the right mattress for you, get in touch with one of our experts today on 0333 0069 769 ...

Posted on 10th Feb 2020
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We spend a lot of our lives in bed, so making sure that time is spent in comfort is very important. You don’t want to be sleeping on a mattress that’s damaging your back and neck, and if you’re in pain throughout the night, you’re not getting a wink of sleep. Sometimes, it’s necessary to get a bit of extra support from an orthopaedic mattress. Here’s a few perks to getting one of these medically researched mattresses. Instant Pain Relief Depending on how you sleep, your body may be pressured at certain muscles, resulting in aches and pains throughout the night and during the day following. Bone and muscle pain is a leading cause of sleep deprivation, so getting this issue fixed with an orthopaedic mattress is essential. These mattresses are designed to alleviate the joint and muscle pain that results from a soft, poorly designed mattress. The material supports your body, preventing any excess pressure being placed on affected areas. You can get ortho mattresses in a range of materials, including memory foam, pocket spring, and natural. Each has its benefits. For example, memory foam orthopaedic mattresses help to contour the body and can further benefit your muscles, bones and posture. Evenly Distributed Weight Orthopaedic mattresses are often firm which allows your weight to be evenly distributed across the mattress, preventing any dips in certain parts of the body. This is incredibly beneficial for back and front sleepers who’s neck and hips often suffer as a result of the positioning. As these mattresses are designed based on the research of disorders and deformities, they’re working to support each and every angle of your body. This helps to keep the body straight and prevents it from contorting in an uncomfortable manner. If you find your hips sinking or your neck is at a steep angle, a ortho mattress could be the best route to take to ensure you don’t damage your posture and experience pain during your hours of relaxation. Spinal Support and Posture Alignment The spine is affected a lot by the way you sleep. Even with side positions your spine can become crooked and damaged, resulting in poor posture and later-life back problems. Because of the supportive and balancing design, ortho mattresses offer, your spine can be corrected and any future problems can be minimalised. In the case of side sleepers, although an ortho mattress will aid your positioning and effectively manage your pressure points, you might need a pillow in between your legs. This is because, when your legs are together in the side position, your spine is out of alignment. Through the medical benefits of the mattress and the support from the pillow, your spine will remain perfect for years to come. Enhance the Experience with the Perfect Pillow A good mattress and a good pillow go hand-in-hand. Even with a good ortho mattress, your neck and upper spine can still be influenced by the pillow you’re using. For peak comfort and pain prevention, opting for a firmer cushion could be the route to take. A firm pillow is a great way to keep your neck fixed in a single safe position throughout the night. Check our collection of firm pillows here, there’s something for everyone. Take Back Control of Your Comfort Taking influence from the study of orthopaedics and through rigorous studies in the medical profession, orthopaedic mattress are the ultimate solution to soothing nighty pain, evenly supporting your body, and correctly aligning your spine. Ortho mattresses are your best shot at guaranteeing your get a good night’s sleep and be pain-free the following morning. We have a wide range of orthopaedic mattresses to suit the needs of any individuals, regardless of the sleeping position they favour. Have a browse through and choose one that meets your requirements. ...

Posted on 10th Feb 2020
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Do you often struggle to get out of bed when it’s cold? It feels like an impossible task to clamber out of those toasty covers into the brisk cold air. It’s so much easier to stay snuggled in your bed and forget about the outside world. However, most of the time, you’ve got stuff to do. Work, housekeeping, the kids, all these require you to get out of bed and brace the chill. So, how can you make getting out of bed when it’s cold a little bit easier? We’ve put together 5 practical tips which show you exactly how to get out of bed when it’s cold with complete ease. Through using these tried and tested methods, you’ll be springing out of bed without hesitation. Set the Central Heating to Come on When You Wake One of the simplest and easier techniques to help you wake up and get out of bed when it’s cold is to set your thermostat to turn on in the morning. If you’re trying your best to wake up on a cold winter’s day, you don’t want your room matching the temperature of the outside. Set the thermostat to come on just a few moments before you wake up and you’ll be able to rise to normal room temperatures; not sub-zero chills. As for the temperature itself, aim for 18C – 21C. This should be the ideal temperature to make waking up a breeze and this is often recommended from sleep and bed experts. Wear Something Warmer to Bed This is a tip that isn’t mentioned a lot on other articles but is an effective way to help you get out bed when it’s cold, and fast. If you’re going to bed with only a few items of clothing on (or maybe none at all!), you’ll have to awaken without any layers of protection. If, however, you were to go to sleep with a few extra layers on, getting up and facing the cold would be a whole lot easier. Of course, we aren’t recommending you go ahead and wear a ski jacket to bed. Wear a full set of PJs (top and trousers) and maybe throw in some fluffy socks to keep your toes warm. If you feel uncomfortable wearing too many clothes in bed, keep some warm clothes nearby that you can grab and put on when you rise. Follow this tip and you’ll be able to battle the cold effectively. Consume Something Warm When You Wake When you’re waking up to cold temperatures, not only are you shivering but you’re also going to be hungry and lacking energy. This is the perfect opportunity to succeed in achieving to things in one single action. Get yourself a warm beverage, such as tea or coffee, and a warm breakfast like eggs or porridge. Not only will this food replenish your energy, but it will also warm you up and kickstart you for the day ahead. Make Sure Your Alarm is Soothing and Calm If you’re struggling to wake up in the cold, the last thing you want to do is set a super loud alarm which is going to scare the living daylights out of you in the morning. You, instead, should have something that is calming and relaxing. Something that will help you rise with little to no friction. There are a range of alarm apps available for this kind of setting. Many alarms have a gradient setting which allow you to set an alarm which builds up gradually, getting louder and louder until you turn it off. This means you get woken up gradually, opposed to being scared into reality which can result in a poor start to the day. By gradually waking up, you can make a more empowered decision to climb out of bed and face the cold with bravery. Don’t Try to Justify Staying in Bed This next tip doesn’t rely on any special equipment or tech to help you get out of bed and face the cold – it ultimately relies on your own mental willpower. That might sound like a bit of a no-brainer. Some of you might even be saying “well duh, of course you need willpower to get up”, and to be honest, I can see why you might be saying this. However, most of the time, we give in and justify staying in bed. We have a tendency to believe those 2-3 extra minutes in bed will benefit us hugely. Despite this, they often do more damage than they do good. In fact, in some cases, they can actually make us sleepier when we do end up getting out of bed. To combat this, you need to turn off that logical side of your brain that is telling you to justify your need to stay in bed. Plot twist, your brain is lying to you! Don’t listen to it. Look forward to getting up and getting ready, realise that by staying in bed you’re missing out on having a productive morning. With the right mindset, you won’t need any of the nifty hacks in this article, you’ll be able to do it all by yourself! Have a Shower Immediately After Waking Having a shower straight after you wake up is an excellent way to get you started for the day ahead and is one to try if you’re struggling to wake up because of the cold. A hot shower will get your blood flowing, warming you up and helping you face those cold winter mornings. Get Yourself a Light Box One of the hardest aspects to deal with when waking up in the cold is the lack of sunlight present in the room. This lack of light can make it especially hard to wake as your internal body clock (circadian rhythm) is battling with your body. Your brain tells you it’s time to wake but your body is telling you to go back to bed. In the cold winter mornings, you don’t need this conflict. Getting a light box can be an effective way to add some light to your mornings without the need of sunlight. These boxes light up when the alarm goes off and add a bit of sunshine on those cold, blue days. Additionally, adding a bit of sunlight to your room in the mornings has the benefit of improved wellbeing, energy, and productivity and it is a useful thing that you need to kickstart your day. Handing it Over to You If you’re looking for an easy way to get out of bed when it’s cold in the mornings, particularly in seasons such as winter, this article has provided you with a number of nifty tips to try and experiment with. So, the real question is this: which one are you going to try first? Let us know in the comments! ...

Posted on 24th Jan 2020
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When buying a mattress, one of the most important factors to consider is its size. If you already have a bed frame, you are going to want to select a mattress to suit. Mattress sizes can also differ between countries and brands, so we have included sizes for American, Euro and IKEA. UK Sized Mattresses Small Single A small single mattress is 75cm in width and 190cm in length. This is equal to the imperial measurements 2 feet 6 inches wide and 6 feet 3 inches long. Small single mattresses are suitable for more narrow bedframes which are ideal for kids, guests or in small bedrooms. Shop our small single mattress range Single A single mattress is 90cm in width and 190cm in length. In imperial dimensions, single mattresses measure 3 feet wide and 6 feet 3 inches long. Single mattresses will fit single bed frames and are ideal for one person, young children, teens or adults. Shop our single mattress range Small Double A small double mattress is 120cm wide and 190cm long. This is equal to 4 feet wide and 6 feet 3 inches long in imperial dimensions. Small double mattresses are ideal for one person wanting a bit more space but can sleep 2 adults. They work well in smaller sized bedrooms, especially when paired with a divan bed frame for extra storage space. Shop our small double mattress range Double Double mattresses measure 135cm in width and 190cm in length. In imperial dimensions, double mattresses measure 4 feet 6 inches wide and 6 feet 3 inches long. Double mattresses are usually the most common choice for couples as they comfortably sleep 2 adults. Shop our double mattress range King Size King size mattresses are 150cm wide and 200cm long. This is equal to 5 feet in width and 6 feet 6 inches in length in imperial dimensions. King size beds are ideal for taller people who need a bit of extra length from their bed and comfortably sleep 2 adults. Shop our king size mattress range Super King Super king mattresses measure 180cm wide and 200cm long. In imperial dimensions, super king mattresses measure 6 feet in width and 6 feet 6 inches in length. Super-king mattresses offer a spacious sleeping space and are the largest mattress size available in the UK Shop our super king mattress range N.B. Always check the dimensions of your bed frame before purchasing a mattress to avoid disappointment. European Sized Mattresses All European mattresses measure 200cm in length. This is equal to the length of a UK King Size mattress and a UK Super King mattress. Therefore, European mattresses only vary in width and depth. If you have a bed frame from IKEA and are looking for a new mattress, European sized mattresses will be a suitable fit. European Long Small Single Our European long small single mattresses are 75cm in width and 200cm in length. They are slightly narrower than European small single mattresses and therefore are a great space saver in small bedrooms or guest bedrooms. European Small Single European small single mattresses are 80cm in width and 200cm in length. Therefore, they are both wider and longer than a UK small single mattress. European small single mattresses are best suited to younger children or teens. European Single European single mattresses are 90cm wide and 200cm long. European single mattresses offer more width than European small single mattresses and therefore offer slightly more sleep space. European single mattresses comfortably sleep one person, child through to adult. European Double European double mattresses are 140cm in width and are 200cm in length. European double mattresses comfortably sleep 2 adults. They are 5cm wider and 10cm longer than UK standard double mattresses and so they offer slightly more room when sleeping. European King size European king-size mattresses are 160cm in width and 200cm in length. European King Size mattresses are wider than UK king size mattresses but are narrower than UK super king mattresses. They are ideal when wanting that luxury of more sleeping space. Shop our European sized mattress range. USA American Sized Mattresses If you have an American or Canadian bed frame and are in need of a new mattress, we stock American/Canadian sized mattresses to suit. Take a look at our American Sized mattress range. Twin American twin mattresses are 39 inches wide and 75 inches long (3ft 2” x 6ft 2”). American twin mattresses, otherwise known as single, are the smallest USA standard mattress size and are suitable for one person to sleep in. They are ideal for children, small bedrooms and bedrooms designed to sleep guests. Twin XL American twin XL mattresses are 39 inches wide and 80 inches long (3ft 2” x 7ft). Twin XL mattresses, otherwise known as single extra long, are ideal for someone who is taller and requires a bit of extra length from their mattress. They are the same width as a twin but offer that extra bit of length for more sleeping space. Full American full mattresses are 54 inches wide and 75 inches wide (4ft 5” x 6ft 2”). Full-size mattresses, otherwise known as double, are ideal for older children, single sleepers and can fit 2 sleepers comfortably. They are also ideal in smaller rooms or guest bedrooms where usually, there is limited floor space. California Queen American queen mattresses are 60 inches wide and 80 inches long (5ft x 7ft). California queen mattresses also referred to as queen, are perfect for couples as they offer a comfortable amount of sleeping space for two adults. California King American California king mattresses are 72 inches wide and 84 inches long (6ft x 7ft). California king mattresses are also referred to as Western Kings and offer even more width and length for couples looking to enjoy a luxurious night’s sleep. USA King USA king mattresses, otherwise known as Eastern King mattresses are 76 wide and 80 inches long. (6ft 3” x 6 ft 6”). USA king mattresses offer less length than the California king size but are wider allowing couples to enjoy even more sleeping space and comfort. Shop our American size mattress range. If would like some assistance selecting the mattress size that’s right for you, speak to an expert by giving us a call on 0333 0069 769. ...

Posted on 24th Jan 2020
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Due to factors such as mattress depth and bed frame design, heights of beds vary from home to home, but which height is right for you and your bed? We explore why bed height is important and what height your bed should be. Low Beds Vs High Beds Depending on your height, age and personal preference, you may prefer a bed which is lower or one that sits higher. Tall people and people of an older age may prefer a higher bed due to the ease of slipping out of it in the morning. Whereas people who are shorter in height will find a lower bed much easier to get into and out of. The best way to find out whether your bed is the right height for you is to sit on the edge and determine whether your knees align with your hips. If your knees are above your hips your bed may be too low. If your knees are below your hips, your bed may just be too high. If you are looking to increase or decrease the height of your bed, you may only need to invest in a new mattress or bed frame rather than both. As bed frames vary in design and mattresses vary in-depth, if you aren’t ready to part with your much-loved bed frame, simply purchase a thinner or deeper mattress to suit. How High Should The Top of a Mattress Be From the Floor? Today, the average bed height is around 25 inches and so the top of your mattress should roughly sit 25 inches from the floor. As bed height corresponds with how tall a person is, this average is based on the average height of the UK population which is 5ft 9in. If you are shorter than this, your bed should sit lower to the floor. Does Bed Height Affect Sleep? In Feng Shui, it is believed that the height of your bed can affect your sleep. It is thought that sleep quality is dependent on how energy flows around the bed. The space under your bed should also be free from clutter to allow the energy to pass through freely. To get the right levels of energy for a good quality night sleep, the bed must also not be too high as this will eradicate the feeling of being grounded. What is a Good Height For a Mattress? Mattresses are made up of layers of varying materials. The type of mattress you have selected will determine the thickness and how many layers it has. For example, an orthopaedic or memory foam mattress will usually have a lot of depth for additional comfort and support. The standard height of a mattress is between 6 and 7 inches. However, mattresses now can be as deep as 10 to 15 inches. Related: A Guide To Mattress Depth Does the Height of a Mattress Matter? The height of your mattress will matter when it comes to comfort. Over the years, mattresses have been getting thicker as the design and construction has adapted. What a mattress is filled with, how firm it is, and the method of construction are all factors which contribute towards the depth of a mattress. Mattress comfort is down to personal preference. Thicker mattresses tend to be more expensive but are more popular as they offer luxury and comfort. Deep mattresses are sturdy and offer support reducing the effect of sinking. Why Are Beds Off The Floor? Mattresses sit in bed frames to raise them from the ground. Beds are commonly raised off the floor due to a variety of factors, the first being cool drafts and damp floors. If you live in an older home which is hard to insulate and heat, sometimes mould can grow in damp conditions. Cool drafts can also keep you awake at night if you get too cold. Raising your mattress from the ground means you will be high enough to avoid the draft and mould will most likely not spread to the mattress. Another reason beds are off the floor is accessibility, especially for elderly people. If you place your mattress on the ground and you are older or suffer from health problems within your knees, you may struggle to get out of bed in the morning. Having a raised mattress will allow you to slip out of bed with ease. Bed frames are also designed to hold the mattress and offer support. As hard flooring has no give, you may wake up with aches and pains. However, placing a mattress on the ground has been linked to improving back pain as well as blood circulation. ...

Posted on 24th Jan 2020
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So you've purchased a new mattress and are wondering what to do with the old one? We've all experienced it and it can be difficult to know how to keep the mattress from going to landfill. Often local authorities provide bulky waste collection services. However, this service can be quite costly and there's no guarantee the mattress will not end up in a landfill. Here's how to correctly dispose of a mattress UK. The Options You have a few choices when it comes to disposing of your mattress. You can opt for the council to collect it as bulky waste item however this is only available in certain areas and can take some time to be collected. There's also a good chance the mattress will not be recycled which is incredibly damaging to the environment. Another option is to list the mattress as free on a selling site if it's in decent condition. This is a good option if the mattress is relatively new and hasn't got obvious signs of wear. It ensures the mattress won't be going to landfill and gives it a new lease of life. The most popular and effective method is to have the retailer that delivers the mattress to take away the old one for recycling. This is generally an add on service and is usually a much lower cost than traditional removal companies. The mattress will be broken down and used for raw materials, ensuring it stays out of the landfill. How To Recycle Your Mattress Here at MattressNextDay, we offer a recycling service for your old mattress at a very low cost. You can purchase the service on our site using this link: Mattress Recycling. When you order a new mattress with us, you can also select 'recycle my old mattress' at the checkout. We ensure that 100% of the mattress is recycled and used for a new purpose. With over 8 million mattresses going to landfill each year, we try to make it simple and cost-effective for our customers to recycle their mattress and do their bit for the environment. ...

Posted on 17th Dec 2019
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Pillows are often something we overlook. Generally, we all tend to pick up the first pillows we see and don't pay attention to what they are. Turns out that using the correct pillow for your sleeping position can help you get better sleep. Pillows are designed to keep the head and spine in line when laying down. The amount of support needed depends on what position you lay into sleep. Here are the best pillows for different sleeping positions. Side Sleepers Sleeping on our sides is the most popular sleeping position. A common issue for side sleepers is that the pillow slowly deflates throughout the night. This leads to the pillow becoming too thin and causing the head to bend downwards. The key to comfort is keeping the spine as straight as possible. A firm, single pillow is the best solution for side sleepers. Using two pillows will cause the head to be too lifted and a soft pillow will cause the head to tilt downwards. Both of these lead to neck problems. To avoid this, choose a firm, supportive pillow such as memory foam. Back Sleepers Sleeping on your back is the perfect position for good spinal health. This position allows the spine to fully relax and remain aligned. The best types of pillows for back sleepers are thin, low pillows. You need to avoid raising the head too much or it will cause the spine to become misaligned. We advise a soft support pillow or alternately, a goose feather pillow will allow your head to sink in and lay flat. Front Sleepers If you can avoid sleeping on your front, you should. Sleeping on your stomach forces your head and spine into an unnatural upward bend. Staying in this position for hours on end will result in a stiff neck and potentially long term damage.. If you find you prefer to sleep on your front then try sleeping without a pillow. If you need to sleep with a pillow make sure it's very soft and thin to protect your spinal health. ...

Posted on 17th Dec 2019
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Shopping for a new duvet can be confusing. With so many to choose from, it can be difficult to figure out which one is best. When buying a duvet, there are three things to consider, the tog rating, the filling and the size. Here's our duvet buying guide to help with choosing the right duvet for you. Tog rating When shopping for a duvet you will have come across the term 'tog rating'. The tog rating is determined by warmth and thickness. Usually, tog ratings range from 4.5 to 13.5. However, they can go all the way up to 20 for extremely heavy winter duvets. If the duvet has a low tog, it's likely a summer duvet and if it's a high tog it's likely winter. If you prefer to use the same duvet year-round it's best to go for a medium tog. Experts suggest that changing the duvet with the season can actually help people sleep better. It's particularly advised if you are sensitive to changing temperatures. Recommended tog levels: Light duvet (summer) - 4.5 togMedium duvet (year-round) - 10.5 togHeavy duvet (winter) - 13.5 tog Types of duvet filling There are two main types of duvet fillings, natural and synthetic. Natural fibres are generally made from goose feathers and are considered to be good at regulating temperature. Synthetic fibres tend to be less expensive and a better choice for allergy sufferers since the filling is hypo-allergenic. Natural fibre duvets allow the skin to breathe while you sleep and tend to avoid that stuffy feeling you get from some duvets. Because of the duvets breath-ability, it's also great at naturally regulating temperature. Preventing you from getting too hot or too cold. Generally, natural fibre duvets are made from goose or duck down making them extremely light.Synthetic fibre duvets come in all different forms to emulate your favourite natural fibre duvets. Because they are synthetically made, it's ensured that the duvet is hypo-allergenic making them less likely to cause a reaction in allergy sufferers. They also don't require animal products to be produced making them better for the environment. Duvet size Usually, it's recommended to choose a duvet the same size as your bed. Duvets are always slightly longer and wider than the mattress itself to allow it to drape over the sides. However, some people prefer to size up in a duvet to allow extra for each person. This is a great solution if you or your partner tend to 'hog' the duvet. You should only size up by one size to avoid the duvet swamping the bed and looking out of place. Shop our full range of duvets, here. ...

Posted on 17th Dec 2019
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Napping - some people swear by it and others are against it, but it can be the difference between a productive day and one that falls short. A nap before doing a task can feel as rejuvenating as an 8-hour sleep. That's not to say that you should stop trying to have a healthy nightly sleep pattern. However, when life throws you a curveball, it might just be time to nap. Here are the benefits of napping and how to nap correctly. Benefits of napping Improved memory: When we sleep we take all the things we've done that day and form them into memories. Forming memories is how we learn new skills and facts so it's important to get enough sleep. If you find yourself falling short of sleep at night, try and have a small nap in the day to improve memory.Improve alertness: similarly to improving memory, sleeping improves our alertness. Our alertness gradually decreases throughout the day so if you have a task you need to be alert for, consider taking a nap.More energy: of course, a major benefit of sleeping is increased energy. Sleeping regulates the blood sugars and a lack of sleep can result in the body struggling to regulate sugars. This can result in a drop in energy. Taking a nap when you have a lack of energy will regulate the sugars and help you feel energised.Improved emotional response: without enough sleep, the response centre in the brain can become overly responsive. Causing us to react to situations more intensely. Getting more sleep can improve this reaction and help to regulate mood. How to nap correctly The key to napping is to only nap when you need to. If you get into a routine of napping at the same time every day, you can become dependant on it and throw out your sleep cycle, causing you to nap more. It's important to time your nap correctly too. Napping for longer than 45 minutes can mess with your sleep cycle and do more harm than good. A perfect amount of time is anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes. Anything longer can send you into a REM cycle and you will wake up feeling groggy. If you find yourself feeling groggy after all naps. Try drinking a coffee immediately before the nap. That way when you wake up, the caffeine will have kicked in and will get rid of any drowsiness. Shop our full range of mattresses, here.  ...

Posted on 17th Dec 2019
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If you find yourself waking up in the morning with a sore jaw or a tension headache, you might be grinding your teeth. This common habit is called bruxism and when done at night, it's called sleep bruxism. Sleep bruxism affects 1 in 5 people and is best to try and stop when you first notice the signs. Here's How To Stop Grinding Teeth At Night. The Signs Sleep bruxism is often harder to notice as it happens while unconscious. However there are a few tell tale signs that can alert you to it's presence. One of the more commonly reported signs is tension in the jaw. If you wake up with jaw pain after sleeping, chances are you're grinding your teeth. Another symptom can be consistent morning headaches but it does need to be accompanied by another symptom to be diagnosed as bruxism. Grinding the teeth together regularly will eventually lead to damage of the teeth. If your teeth are starting to chip or wear down, it could be sleep bruxism. How To Stop Sleep bruxism is generally linked to stress and anxiety. While it's not always easy to completely rid stress from your life, you can rid it from your bedroom. Try and create a relaxing sleep environment by ensuring your bed is comfortable and your room is tidy. An uncomfortable bed and an untidy room bring a lot of subconscious stress to us that we may not notice. To reduce general stress, practice mindful awareness. As you close your eyes to drift off to sleep, become aware of the tension in your jaw. Sometimes just the motion of putting your head on the pillow signals the jaw to start clenching. Consciously loosen and relax the muscles in your jaw and your face. If you wake during the night, repeat the relaxation process. If nothing seems to help when trying to prevent sleep bruxism, consider using a mouth-guard while you sleep. A mouth-guard will be issued to you by your dentist and they will consult with you to find the best solution. You can purchase mouth-guards from pharmacy's but it is recommended you get one custom made for regular use to avoid further dental problems. If you're looking to improve your sleep environment, take a look at our range of mattresses, here. ...

Posted on 2nd Dec 2019
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Many mattresses contain natural fillings but you may be wondering exactly what that means. Natural fillings are anything that is made from natural sources such as animal hair or plants. There are many benefits to using natural fillings where possible such as a reduction in allergies, better heat retention and responsive comfort. So, What Natural Fillings Are In Mattresses? Cotton Cotton is an extremely breathable fabric making it ideal for use in mattresses. It remains soft and cool whilst it wicks away any moisture. Due to it's breath-ability it has a fresh and dry feel even on the hottest nights. It's generally found in the top layers of the mattress to offer a cushion effect above the mattress springs. Wool Natural wool is fantastic at retaining heat which makes it a great choice for a mattress filling. Whilst wool is great for heat retention, it's also breathable which prevents the mattress from becoming too hot. It's often used as a casing around other mattress fillings to provide a soft feel. Wool is commonly used in the top layer because of it's naturally fire retardant properties. Silk Silk is a popular mattress cover choice in luxury mattresses. It's natural cooling abilities and moisture control help create a fresh and dry sleeping environment. Silk isn't generally found inside the mattress, it's primary use is on the top layer. With a soft, luxurious feel, it makes for a great nights sleep. Cashmere Like silk, cashmere is generally used in luxury mattresses. Commonly mistaken as wool, cashmere comes from rare cashmere goats. With such limited availability, it can be quite pricey. It's much softer and finer than traditional wool, giving it a luxurious feel. Generally used in the comfort layer or structure of high end mattresses. Mohair Mohair is generally combined with wool when used in mattresses to create a multi-functional fabric. This fabric has incredibly elastic structure making it great for maintaining the shape of the mattress. It's generally used in the top layer of the mattress for it's stretchy and comfort properties. Latex Natural latex is derived from the sap of the rubber tree and is commonly used in mattresses. It's a highly responsive, elastic material that moulds to your body as you sleep. Latex is generally used in the comfort layer of the mattress above the springs. It evenly distributes body weight making it a great choice for pressure relief. Shop our full range of natural fillings mattresses, here.  ...

Posted on 2nd Dec 2019
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Many mattresses advise that you wait for 24 - 48 hours before sleeping on them. But why is that? And Can You Sleep On A New Mattress Straight Away? The main reason you need to wait is due to the mattress needing to expand fully. There are however other reasons you should aware. Here's everything you need to know about your new vacuum packed mattress. How It Works You might be wondering why this new waiting system has been introduced. In recent years, mattresses in a box and rolled mattresses have been on the rise. They're space-saving, easier to carry and much cheaper to deliver, keeping mattress costs down. The only downside is that after being compressed, they, of course, need to expand again. Every mattress has a different advised time to wait and it's important to adhere to that as best you can. Why You Should Wait If the mattress is not properly expanded then sleeping on it can damage the structure. Similarly to sitting on a sofa without the cushions. The part of the mattress that is expanding is the comfort layer on top of the springs. Not only does this provide comfort but it also protects the springs from damage. Laying directly on the springs could cause them to move or squish which will ultimately lead to poor support. If you damage the support of the mattress you could end up with a stiff back and neck. Tips When Unpacking Make sure the mattress is lying flat on the ground or on the bed. If the mattress isn't totally flat it could stop some areas from expanding properly. It's also advisable to keep the room warm whilst it's expanding. Not only will this help the mattress expand quicker it will also ensure it expands to its full potential. If you wait the full amount of time and the mattress still isn't fully expanded, contact the supplier as it could be faulty. Every mattress is different and comes with different instructions so it's important to read them fully and adhere to them for best results. Shop our full range of mattresses, here.  ...

Posted on 2nd Dec 2019
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Sleeping poorly after surgery is extremely common in the following days and weeks. It could be from anxiety, pain or medication. But there are ways to prevent and prepare for post-surgery insomnia. Here's How To Sleep Better After A Surgery. Prep Your Sleeping Environment If you have an upcoming surgery or you've just had surgery, it's important to make sure your sleep environment is up to scratch. If your mattress has seen better days and is due an upgrade, now is the perfect time. The last thing you need while recovering is an uncomfortable mattress. On average, it should be replaced up to every 8 years. It's also a good idea to invest in extra pillows before the surgery. This is to elevate limbs if necessary and also to prevent you from rolling on to the area you've had the surgery. If you're wondering what to do with your new pillows once you've recovered. Keep them stored away as backups. You should replace your pillows once a year since pillows lose their support quite quickly so you will make use of them again in no time. Avoid Caffeine If you're struggling to sleep after surgery try your best to avoid caffeine, especially in the afternoon. Your body after surgery is much more vulnerable to the effects of caffeine since it's busy to trying to repair itself. Because of that, it can actually take longer to get out of your system which may disrupt your sleep more than usual. Relax Surgery can be quite distressing and cause you to worry about things more. If you're stressing about getting back on your feet then it might actually take you longer to recover. Stress can slow down the recovery process and of course, cause broken sleep. It's best to take it one day at a time and try your best to relax. Read a book, watch TV and concentrate on feeling better. It will speed up the recovery process and will hopefully allow you to get better sleep. Shop our full range of mattresses and sleep accessories, here. ...

Posted on 2nd Dec 2019
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We are pleased to announce we are now stocking the Willis & Gambier 2020 collection. Birlea Furniture has recently acquired the Willis & Gambier brand following the exit from the UK marketplace of Samson Holdings. The core values of the Willis & Gambier hold dear in design, quality, service, sustainability and inspiration have found a perfect home within Birlea Furniture. The acquisition of the Willis & Gambier brand is underpinned by the appointment of David Lane as Trading Director at Birlea Furniture. David was the Commercial Director at Willis & Gambier for over 10 years and will provide the continuity to ensure the values that Willis & Gambier hold dear are maintained and projected into its new home. Willis & Gambier already have stock in both the UK and Asia and have further stock in production. New product design is already underway and the planning for these instructions will be communicated soon. David and the Birlea Furniture team look forward to an exciting new chapter with the brand. Shop the Willis & Gambier range here at MattressNextDay. ...

Posted on 8th Nov 2019
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Whether you leave your heating on all night of have it turn on automatically a few hours before waking. It could be affecting your health. A recent study revealed that 1/3 of the U.K sleep with the heating on all night, while 2/3 of us have it automatically switch on before waking. So, Is Sleeping With The Heating On Bad For Your Health? Here's everything you need to know. INCREASED RISK OF ILLNESS Bacteria thrives in hot, dry climates. Central heating not only heats the room it also reduces to moisture in the air. Making it an ideal place for bacteria to breed. It's advisable to dust around and behind heaters every once in a while since dust and allergens can build up and get disrupted into the air when the heaters are on. DEHYDRATION Generally, after falling asleep with the heating on you will wake up with a headache and dry sinuses. This is because the air becomes incredibly dry and overheating causes us to sweat. Excess sweating whilst sleeping will cause us to become dehydrated at a rapid rate. DISRUPTED SLEEP Overheating whilst asleep is the most common cause of waking up in the night. If you find yourself having disrupted sleep regularly, it might be your bedroom temperature. Disrupted sleep can cause the body to stop functioning as normal and weaken the immune system. Over time this can make you more susceptible to picking up illnesses. TIPS FOR SLEEPING BETTER IN WINTER It's not advisable to sleep with the central heating on all night, but if for any reason you must, make sure the room you sleep is well ventilated. You can do this by opening any vents or alternatively, crack a window. While this may seem counter productive, it's important to keep proper ventilation to avoid illness. If you prefer to have the heating turn on automatically before you wake up. Try turning your bedroom heater on to a low setting or completely off. This will allow the rest of the house to heat up around you without causing you to overheat. To avoid dehydration from using central heating, try and drink a glass of water before heading to sleep. This will help maintain moisture levels in the body whilst sleeping. If you want to keep warm without using the central heating at night, consider investing in a higher togged winter duvet. This a great solution to keeping warm without increasing the risk of illness in winter from heating. ...

Posted on 8th Nov 2019
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Memory foam mattresses have become extremely popular in the last decade. With so many styles available, it's easy to find the right firmness to suit you. While memory foam can be extremely soft, it can also provide excellent support and can be a great solution to some sleeping issues. So, Why Choose A Memory Foam Mattress? WHAT IS MEMORY FOAM? Memory foam is a responsive foam that responds to heat and pressure. Because the foam reacts to certain conditions, it provides a unique sleeping experience for everyone. Its ability to provide custom comfort makes it an extremely popular choice among couples of different weights. MEMORY FOAM DENSITY Whether you enjoy a sinking feeling or prefer to feel completely supported, there's a type of memory foam to suit you. Like traditional mattresses, memory foam also ranges from to soft to firm depending on the density you choose. This makes it a great choice if you suffer from back and neck pain. Choosing a firmer memory foam will provide support to the spine and neck whilst allowing the joints to sink in. Softer memory foam is ideal for those that prefer a sinking feeling or like to sleep on their side. IS MEMORY FOAM RIGHT FOR ME? Memory foam is a great choice for anyone that suffers from aches and pains. However, it’s important to keep in mind that there are other materials which can be closely mirrored to memory foam when it comes to pressure relief. Therefore, you shouldn’t purchase a memory foam based on this preference alone. Mattress purchases should always factor in comfort preferences. Memory foam tends to create a 'stable cradle' effect. Since the foam responds to heat, the area you are laying on will become softer and cause you to sink into the mattress. While the areas without body-heat will remain firm. This will create a cradle-like effect which isn't for everyone and is something to consider. Memory foam tends to be more expensive than the average mattress but when taken care of can last between 8-10 years. Making it one of the longest wearing mattress styles and a good investment. If you're still unsure about whether memory foam is a good choice for you, be sure to head into our showroom or contact one of our sleep experts who would be happy to help. ...

Posted on 8th Nov 2019
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Purchasing a new mattress can be quite daunting, especially if you're buying online. Here are our Tips When Buying A New Mattress. COMFORT The first thing you should decide when purchasing a new mattress is what firmness you need it to be. A lot of people make the mistake of thinking their current mattress is too soft when in reality, it's just worn down. A brand new version of the same firmness will feel much more supportive. If you're really unsure, the universal comfort mattress is medium. It works for most people, sizes and back issues. CHECK THE RETURN POLICY If you're buying online, it's advisable to check the return policy just in case it doesn't work out. Of course, you should be confident in your decision before purchasing but some brands offer great return policies if it doesn't work out with your mattress. MEASURE, THEN MEASURE AGAIN It's important to measure your bed-frame before buying a new mattress. If you've had the bed for a long time, you might have forgotten which size it actually is. Some European beds vary in size to U.K beds so to be sure your new mattress will fit, it's best to give it a measure. READ REVIEWS One of the benefits of ordering a mattress online is that you can see what other people think. If you're unsure on a brand or certain style of mattress, check the reviews! Sometimes seeing what other peoples experiences have been can help make the final decision. PROTECT IT And finally, make sure you have a mattress protector for your new mattress. This will help protect your mattress and prolong its lifespan. It will also ensure that the mattress is in pristine condition if for any reason you need to return it. If you need any advice or assistance when purchasing your new mattress, feel free to pop into our showroom or contact one of our sleep experts. They will be happy to help. ...

Posted on 8th Nov 2019
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If you frequently lose sleep over urinary incontinence, you're not alone. At least 2% of adults lack control over their bladders when sleeping and more than a third of adults use the bathroom twice a night. Fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent these night time interruptions. Here are our Tips For Urinary Incontinence At Bedtime. The Two Types Of Urinary Incontinence: There are two types of urinary incontinence and it's important to figure out which one describes you best. Adult nocturnal enuresis, commonly known as adult bed-wetting is losing control of your bladder whilst continuing to sleep. It affects about 1 to 2 in every 100 adults and can happen any time you are asleep. Nocturia is the frequent need to urinate throughout the night and can occur at any age but is most common among those aged 60 and above. Both conditions can be terribly disrupting and lead to poor sleep quality. Ways To Deal With Bedtime Incontinence There are medications a doctor can prescribe to alleviate bedtime incontinence. However, it's recommended to try and manage it yourself at home first. Try to reduce your alcohol and caffeine intake, especially around bedtime. Both of these have an irritating effect on the bladder and promote excess urination. It's best to stop drinking all fluids 1-2 hours before planning to sleep. Throughout the day, try bladder training exercises. When you find yourself needing to urinate, hold off on using the toilet for as long as you can. This will help to strengthen the bladder and get your body used to holding on to urine for longer periods of time. Mattress Protectors It could take some time to get a handle on your nighttime urinary incontinence. In the meantime, it's important to protect your mattress. Since adult bed-wetting is often caused by stress, the last thing you need is to be worrying about your mattress. Plastic covers are a cheap solution but can become sweaty and uncomfortable. For a little more money, you can purchase newer water repellent protectors. These types of protectors allow the mattress to breathe whilst still being waterproof. They are also available for pillows, blankets and duvets to ensure your whole bed is protected. For extra peace of mind, you can also purchase an entirely waterproof mattress. They're a great option for those that want to keep the mattress protected from fluids and sweat on a permanent basis. If you have a problem with urinary incontinence, discuss it with your doctor until you find a solution that helps you sleep peacefully.  ...

Posted on 24th Sep 2019
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As much as we all don't want to believe it, there is such a thing as too much sleep. Whilst there's nothing wrong with getting those extra Saturday morning lie-ins. Sleeping too much on a regular basis can affect your daily life. Here's How Much Sleep Is Too Much Sleep and the effects of sleeping too much.  The Golden Rule For an adult, the golden rule for sleep is to aim for 7-9 hours per night. This number goes up for children and teenagers and gradually goes down when you get into your late adult life. If you feel extra tired on the weekends, it's actually better for your health to have a short nap throughout the day than to sleep in for a few more hours. Are You Sleeping Too Much? The best way to judge this is how you feel. If you sleep in a little sometimes on the weekends, it’s likely no big deal. If you regularly sleep more than nine hours each night or don’t feel well-rested on less than that, then it may be worth taking a closer look. Health Risks Of Oversleeping Oversleeping has extremely similar effects on the body as under-sleeping. The most common symptoms being poor mental health, cognitive impairment and higher risk for some conditions such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. But how can oversleeping and under-sleeping cause the same issues? The truth is, the body works like a machine. Fuelling it with too much or not enough of what it needs is going to affect the overall workings. Everyone is different and it's important to figure out your sweet spot for how much sleep you need. Getting Healthy Sleep Now we know the risks of over and under-sleeping, let's understand how to get healthier sleep. First, you need to find your sweet spot for how many hours sleep you need. To do this, try a week of sleep where you get 7 hours, then a week with 8 hours and finally a week with 9 hours. Jot down how you felt each day in terms of tiredness, alertness and overall mood. At the end of the 3 weeks, you should be able to identify what amount of sleep is best for you. Make sure your sleep environment is up to scratch. Turn off all lights when sleeping, try to keep electronics out of the room and invest in your sleep set up. A huge factor of poor sleep is having the wrong style of mattress for your needs. If you find your mattress isn't what it used to be, it might be time to upgrade.    ...

Posted on 24th Sep 2019
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Most of us will suffer from neck pain at some point in our lives. We all know that bad posture leads to neck and back pain. Sleeping on the wrong kind of mattress or in certain positions can lead to neck and posture issues. So, Is The Way You Sleep Giving You Neck Pain? Sleeping Positions If you sit or stand in an odd position for 8 hours, you would expect to be in pain. The same thing applies to the way we sleep and although it might be comfortable at the time, in a few hours you may cause neck strain. The best and recommended way to sleep is on your back. This position allows the neck and spine to be fully relaxed and rested. With that said, the most common sleeping position is on the side. If you do sleep on your side, make sure your mattress isn't too firm. You need to allow your hip and shoulders to sink in a little allowing your spine to be straight. A great way to keep the spine in line on your side is to sleep with a pillow between your knees. The Right Mattress It's extremely important to find a mattress that suits your needs. If you sleep on your back, you can get away with a firmer mattress. If you sleep on your side or front, you'll need a softer mattress. The firmness of your mattress is also determined by your weight. The lighter you are, the softer the mattress and the heavier, the firmer the mattress. It's also important to replace your mattress every 8 years. If the mattress is showing signs of wear and tear it's not going to be supporting you properly. Preventing Neck Pain The best way to deal with neck pain is to prevent it. Here are some sleep tips to avoid future neck pain: Invest in your pillow - Your pillow supports your neck all night. If your pillows are starting to feel flat, it's time to upgrade.Change up your sleeping position - If you wake up with regular neck pain, it's probably your sleeping position. Mixing up your sleeping position will help you decide what works best for you.Avoid stomach sleeping - Sleeping on your stomach causes a lot of stress on your neck and back. If you can't avoid sleeping on your stomach, make sure you keep your head as flat as possible. You can do this by sleeping with a thin pillow or ideally, without any pillows.  ...

Posted on 24th Sep 2019
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Mattresses have a much shorter life span than what people think. On average, a good quality mattress should last up to 8 years. With that said, the average amount of time to keep a mattress in a U.K household is 15 years. So, When Is It Time To Replace A Mattress? Here's everything you need to know.  The Mattress Is Misshapen This is probably the most obvious and telling sign that your mattress has seen better days. If the mattress is noticeably misshapen, it's well past its expiry date. Sleeping on a sunken mattress can lead to neck and back pain and worst of all, poor quality sleep. While it may feel comfortable to have a perfect body shaped dip for you to sleep in, it's not good for your joints. You Sleep Better Away From Home If you enjoy staying in hotels for the reason that you get a better nights sleep, it might be time to upgrade your mattress. If you find yourself waking up feeling much more refreshed, it's likely your own mattress isn't giving you enough support. Waking Up Feeling Unrested Sleep should be rejuvenating and if you wake up every morning feeling tired still, it could be your mattress. This is because without noticing, you'll be moving around trying to find comfort whilst you sleep which unsettles the REM cycle. If you don't spend enough time in a deep sleep each night, you'll wake up feeling tired no matter how much sleep you get. Sudden Allergy Symptoms Comfort is the main reason mattresses get replaced, but there are underlying reasons to change your mattress. If you suddenly start presenting symptoms of an allergy it could be your mattress. Dust mites can be an allergen for some people and they tend to build up in an old mattress. Breathing in these allergens for 8 hours a night can lead to a spike in allergy symptoms. To ensure your mattress is hygienic, use a mattress protector and replace the mattress a minimum of once every 8 years.  ...

Posted on 24th Sep 2019
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SleepSoul is a family-run, U.K based mattress brand with over 20 years in the business. Specialising in both traditional classics and contemporary designs, there's a mattress to suit everyone. The SleepSoul mattresses are designed to make you feel comfortable and supported, no matter how you sleep. All of the SleepSoul mattresses come with a 10-year warranty so you can live safe in the knowledge that they are built to last. Using luxury materials and a multi-layer construction, you're guaranteed to get a great nights sleep. Each mattress comes vacuum-packed and rolled making them easy and quick to transport. Once un-rolled, the mattress should be fully expanded and ready to sleep on within 48 hours. The SleepSoul mattresses do not require flipping which makes them an excellent low maintenance mattress. It's advisable to give your SleepSoul mattress a rotation from head to toe to ensure maximum comfort for years to come. Whether you live a traditional style mattress or a modern on-trend style, SleepSoul has it all. With so many designs to choose from, you're guaranteed to find one to suit your needs. And with prices starting from just £119, SleepSoul is a great brand to suit all budgets. If you need any help when choosing a mattress, feel free to contact one of our sleep advisors and they will be more than happy to advise you. Shop the SleepSoul range, here. ...

Posted on 22nd Aug 2019
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Is it bad to go to bed too soon after eating? We've all heard that eating late can keep you awake at night and cause digestive problems. But is it true and Does Eating Late Keep You Awake? If you find yourself struggling to get to sleep or stay asleep, it might be best to avoid the midnight snack. How long to wait between meals and sleep In general, doctors recommend leaving at least 2-3 hours after eating before heading to bed. This allows for the digestive process to move the food from the stomach to the large intestine. By allowing this delay, it prevents the chances of getting heartburn or stomach aches caused by laying down after eating. Links between certain foods and sleep While eating before bed is best to be avoided, there are certain foods that will help sleep and ones that will hinder. Turkey, pork chops and cherries contain high levels of tryptophan. A substance that turns into melatonin, the chemical that makes us fall asleep. Although these foods might help sleep, they're not the ideal midnight snack. Milk is a popular drink before bed for helping people get to sleep. While milk doesn't have any scientific evidence for helping us sleep, it's an extremely popular bedtime ritual that many find beneficial. So why does food keep us awake? Ultimately, it comes down to the digestive process. If it starts too close to bedtime, the likelihood is you'll find yourself waking up 4-5 hours after falling asleep. In some cases, people find eating a small snack before bedtime doesn't disrupt their sleep but large meals cause them to wake. During the digestive process, the body sorts food into water waste, general waste and energy. Eating a large meal will make begin the sorting process and eventually wake you up either needing the toilet or just feeling wide awake from an influx of energy. So overall, it's best to avoid food before bed if you can. ...

Posted on 22nd Aug 2019
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The bedroom can serve as multifunctional, a dressing room, work at a home office or a library but ultimately, it is a sanctuary for sleep. Sometimes leaving a pile of clothes on the floor or books on the side can disturb our sleep subconsciously. Here are some tips on how to design a bedroom for better sleep. A good mattress is key Sometimes a good nights rest might be as simple as getting a new mattress. If your mattress is too lumpy or soft, chances are it's keeping you awake at night. As a general rule, we should replace our mattresses every 8 years but if it feels like it's seen better days, it's time to upgrade. Darkness makes a big difference As trendy as all white bedrooms are right now, they're not great for sleep. As mammals, our natural instinct is to sleep in dark secluded places. This doesn't mean you need to paint the walls black but darker walls, furniture and dimmed lights will make all the difference when you're settling down. Try and opt for blackout blinds and curtains because even a street light outside can disturb the REM cycle. Get rid of the clutter It's hard to avoid mess but if there's one room you should keep tidy at all times, it's the bedroom. In order to fully relax, we need a tidy space. As much as you think it's not bothering you, subconsciously an untidy environment creates an untidy mind. A great solution is to invest in large storage containers and any mess you can't deal with at the time. Space around the bed Where possible, try and leave as much open space around the bed as you can. It's important to have a clear walkway around the bed, this helps create a relaxing sleep environment. If you have bedside tables directly next to the bed, keep clutter off the top shelf. Waking up in the night or morning and seeing clutter will subconsciously stress out the mind and make for worse sleep. Ditch the electronics As nice as watching TV in bed might be, blue light radiated by all screens prevents us from sleeping. If you can, try and keep your phone in a drawer or entirely out of the bedroom to resist the urge to pick it up when you can't sleep. If you use a digital alarm clock, make sure the screen is off or dimmed throughout the night! ...

Posted on 22nd Aug 2019
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Memory foam has become extremely popular in the last 10 years and you might be wondering, Should I Get A Memory Foam Mattress? Memory foam mattresses are a great option but you need to make sure it's right for you before purchasing. What's the difference between memory foam and pocket sprung? Memory foam mattresses tend to be comprised of a layer of springs, topped with a layer of memory foam. Whereas pocket sprung mattresses are made up of individually wrapped springs. The biggest difference is how they feel. Memory foam generally gives a much softer feel than standard springs. Pocket sprung mattresses tend to have more of a supportive, bouncy feel. Is memory foam right for me? Memory foam is a great choice if you don't require a lot of support. Whilst you can purchase memory foam mattresses in a variety of firmness levels, they are naturally less firm than spring mattresses. If you prefer softer support and more of a sinking feeling, memory foam is a great choice. Memory foam also gets much warmer throughout the night. While most modern memory foam features temperature regulating controls. It can still feel much warmer than an average mattress. Memory foam also becomes softer with body heat so make sure to choose the right firmness for you. Things to consider when purchasing If you've never slept on a memory foam mattress and are unsure what to choose, it's recommended to discuss your sleep needs with a mattress expert. Our sleep advisors would be happy to assist you with your transition to memory foam. Memory foam will act and feel completely different from a standard spring mattress so it's advised to do your research. If you're a particularly hot sleeper or require a lot of support, memory foam might not be the best solution. However, if you're struggling with mild joint or back pain and need a softer feel, memory foam is a great choice. ...

Posted on 22nd Aug 2019
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When a heatwave rolls around in the U.K, many of us struggle to get a good nights sleep. Most of us don't have air conditioning in our homes and there's only so much opening a window can do. Here are The Best Summer Duvets To Keep You Cool and some helpful tips to sleep better in the summer. Why can't we sleep when it's hot? When falling asleep, our brains start lowering our body temperature. This is essentially a signal to the body that it's time to go to sleep. Sometimes when we turn the heating down in the house or go from a warm house to cold outdoors it can make us tired. This is because it emulates the brain signals sent to the body when falling asleep. However, if it's too hot when trying to sleep, it's difficult for our body temperature to drop low enough to start falling asleep. Hence, the restless nights in summer. What is a summer duvet? When shopping for a duvet, it's important to look at the tog levels. A higher tog duvet will be warmer and a lower tog duvet will be cooler. Although having two duvets may not be ideal, it's the perfect solution to prevent sleepless nights from the summer heat. A summer duvet will typically be between 2.5 and 4.5 togs. Whereas a winter duvet can be anywhere up to 15 togs. Summer duvets are also generally made of a different material designed to cool you as you sleep. These materials are much more breathable and contain more natural fibres. Tips on sleeping in the heat Try and leave a fan on in the bedroom for a few hours before bed to promote airflow. Remember to turn the fan off before sleeping! It's also a good idea to leave windows and doors open to prevent the room from becoming stuffy. If it's a particularly hot night, have a cold shower before getting into bed. This will start the process of lowering your body temperature and help you get to sleep quicker. Shop our range of duvets and sleep accessories, here. ...

Posted on 24th Jul 2019
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Throughout the night, we shift through different stages of sleep. Light and deep sleep are both important for our health. But what does it mean? Find out What Is Deep Sleep And Why Is It Important? What Is Deep Sleep? Deep sleep, also known as slow-wave sleep is a stage of NREM (non-rapid eye movement) sleep. This stage of sleep generally occurs in the third stage of sleep. During this cycle of sleep, your body is at it's most relaxed and won't wake easily, even if there are loud noises. Generally, if you wake up feeling groggy and tired, you're probably waking up from a deep sleep. During deep sleep, you experience certain physiological changes. The heart rate slows, muscles relax and brain waves are at their slowest of the sleep cycle. Deep sleep often happens upon falling asleep and continues throughout the first half of your sleep. What Are The Benefits? Deep sleep is the most restorative stage of sleep. Our bodies do the most repairing during this period. This period is also where our energy is restored so if you find yourself waking up tired, you're probably not getting enough of it. This is also the cycle where you process information from the day. A lack of deep sleep means your brain cannot convert information learnt that day into memories. This is why cramming the night before an exam rarely works! The best way to get more deep sleep is to set a sleep schedule and stick to it. If you find yourself going to sleep at random times and waking up at random, you'll likely be losing out on the deep sleep cycle. Another factor is ensuring your sleep environment is comfortable. The most common cause for waking in the night is an uncomfortable bed. Remember to replace your mattress at least every 8 years and pillows every 2 years. ...

Posted on 24th Jul 2019
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We do in fact stock European size mattresses at MattressNextDay. But what is the difference between a standard size and a European size? European mattresses are generally slightly bigger than standard U.K & Ireland mattresses. But why are they bigger? And which size do I need? Allow us to explain the key differences. Size Differences As we explained, European mattresses tend to be bigger. This is because the dimensions of the European bed frame are usually larger. Likely being down to generally having larger bedrooms than the standard size in the U.K. A standard double mattress in the U.K measures at 135cm x 190cm. In continental Europe however, the same mattress measures in at 140cm x 200cm. It may not seem like a huge difference but using the wrong size mattress in a bed frame can lead to poor back posture and worsen sleep quality. Why might I need a European Mattress? European furniture brands, such as IKEA, are becoming increasingly popular in the U.K. If you purchase a bed frame from a European brand, chances are you'll need a European size mattress. European mattresses are also a great option for those that would like a little more space in the bed without going up a full bedframe size. If a double is a bit small and a king is a bit large, a European double mattress is a great choice. How to measure for a mattress: If you purchased a bed frame and are unsure if you need a standard mattress or a European mattress, be sure to measure the frame. To do this, you'll need to measure the inside of the bed frame where the mattress should go. Start by measure the width and length. Next, compare these to a mattress sizing chart. You should be able to find the nearest measurement to your bed size and identify whether it's a standard or European size that you need. Shop our full range of European mattresses, here. ...

Posted on 23rd Jul 2019
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Introducing the new Sleepeezee Perfectly British Collection. Made from the finest materials, all of which are sourced right here in the U.K. All products within the range are hand made in Rochester, U.K. With £10 of every mattress sold being donated to the homeless charity, Crisis UK. The collection includes three impressive mattress designs catering to different needs. All of which feature charmingly British names and of course, the finest British sourced materials. Introducing: The Strand The strand is the entry-level model to the collection, featuring five impressive layers. Made with the finest British wool, poly-cotton and 1400 pocket springs, you're guaranteed to get a great nights sleep. Introducing: The Regent Next in the collection is The Regent. With 2600 pocket springs and layers of British wool, silk and cotton this mattress is a true luxury. Featuring a combination of traditional and SoftTech pocket springs, it will leave you dreaming of mornings in bed. Introducing: The Mayfair The final mattress in the range is The Mayfair. Named after one of the most sought after areas of London for good reason. The Mayfair features 9 handcrafted layers of British wool, cashmere and cotton combined with SoftTech and traditional springs. This is all topped with a pillow top layer which is guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed and ready for the day. Shop the full range of Sleepeezee products, here. ...

Posted on 23rd Jul 2019
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We all love to save a bit of money when we're buying something new. Sometimes we can bag ourselves a good deal or even better, get something second-hand. But there are some things that are definitely not worth passing on. And mattresses are one of them. Here's Why You Should Never Buy A Second-Hand Mattress. Use By Date Like everything, mattresses have a use by date. It's not as specific as the pack of tomatoes in the fridge but it's still a thing. As a rule of thumb, you should replace your mattress every 8 years or when it shows wear and tear. Whatever comes sooner. When accepting a second-hand mattress you generally have no idea when it was purchased or the specifications of the mattress. The quality makes a huge difference in how often it needs replacing. The Grooves You may not notice but over time, your mattress starts to create a groove around your body. This isn't damaging to you but if you sleep in someone else's groove it can lead to back and neck problems. Over time, sleeping on an ill-fitting mattress will cause a lot of stress on your joints and lead to sleepless nights. The Yuk Factor Of course, the main reason we tend to avoid second-hand mattresses is bacteria. If a mattress is obviously soiled, we would naturally avoid it. But just because you can't see the dirt doesn't mean it's not there. On average, we lose around 200-500 milliliters of sweat each night. All of which is seeping into our mattresses without us knowing. Of course, a mattress protector can help, but it's not impenetrable. Having a mattress full of your sweat is one thing, but a mattress full of a strangers sweat is another. Affordable Options If you can't currently afford a brand new mattress, try shopping online. Online retailers can offer much lower prices due to lower overheads and you can bag a new mattress for almost half the price. Here at MattressNextDay we have a huge amount of affordable mattresses and pride ourselves on quality. ...

Posted on 27th Jun 2019
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Blood stains are by far the trickiest stain to get out of a mattress. Especially if you don't spot the stain straight away, which in general, we don't. But don't panic! Here's How To Get Blood Stains Out Of A Mattress. What You'll Need: Before getting started, make sure you have all of these items: Vacuum CleanerHydrogen PeroxideSaltCornflourLiquid Fabric Freshener (Febreze)Plastic SpatulaCold WaterClean Cloth The Method: Before starting cleaning, make sure to give your mattress a thorough vacuum to make sure there's no dust and dirt on the surface. The last thing you want is to rub more dirt into the mattress. Secondly, start mixing up your cleaning solution. For this, you'll need to mix together the hydrogen peroxide (1/4 Cup), salt (1 tbsp) and cornflour (1 Cup). Add a small amount of cold water until you get a paste-like consistency. Make sure to add the water a tiny bit at a time to avoid making the paste too thin. Apply the paste directly to the stain using the plastic spatula to ensure there is an even layer on the stain. Allow the paste to sit until it is completely dry and then scrape off the excess using the spatula. Once you've scraped off the majority of the paste, give the area another vacuum to remove any smaller particles. After this, assess if the stain requires another treatment. Some stubborn stains need two or three goes. Once you're satisfied the stain is gone, take the cloth and cold water and give it a quick wipe down to ensure the chemicals are gone. Finally, spray your liquid fabric freshener to get rid of any unpleasant chemical smells and enjoy your new clean mattress! Protect And Prevent Of course, once your mattress is clean you're going to want to keep it that way. The best way to do this is to invest in a waterproof mattress protector. Mattress protectors are a great way of preventing mattress staining and you can wash them every few months to ensure the bed is hygienic.  ...

Posted on 27th Jun 2019
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Shopping for a new bed can be frustrating when you're tall. Currently, a standard double bed is 6'3 in length. Bearing in mind that we don't generally sleep with our heads against the headboard, anyone over 5'9" will find a double bed too short. So what's the answer if you're 6'3" and over? Here's The Best Bed For Tall People. The Different Sizes As we've established, a double bed is best suited to those under 5'9". Anyone over that needs to be shopping for a king size bed. King size beds are 6'6" in length and 5'0" in width. Super king size beds are available but only offer extra width and not length. If you're over 6'3" and find your king size bed too short it might be an idea to shop for a custom length bed. That said, it does depend on how you like to sleep. Your Sleeping Position A big thing to take into account when shopping for a new bed is how you sleep. Taller people tend to sleep on their side and since they're taller, they take up more space doing so. If you're on the taller side and like to sleep on your side, it might be an idea to get a super king bed. Super king beds are a whopping 6'0" wide and are a great option for those over 6'4" that like to sleep on their side. Obviously, not every bedroom is going to fit a super king bed. So if you're an extra tall side sleeper, a king size bed is still going to offer much more space than a double and is a great option. Overall It seems like the most common size bed for taller people is a king size. It's a great all-rounder if you prefer to sleep on your back or side. However, if you're on the extra tall side and find a king size too small. It might be an idea to invest in a super king or custom size bed. If you have any questions, feel free to contact one of our sleep advisers who will be happy to help.  ...

Posted on 27th Jun 2019
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With all the technology we could dream of at the tip of our fingers, it's hard to switch off before bed. If you find yourself checking your emails before you fall asleep, you might be damaging your sleep quality. But how do we sleep better? Here's How To Sleep Better If You're A Workaholic. Ditch The Emails Nothing will wake up your brain like checking your emails before you sleep. Thinking about what jobs you need to do tomorrow at 9 am is certainly not the relaxing thought you need before snoozing. It's not just the thought of work tomorrow that will wake you up either. All screens emit blue light which is clinically proven to reduce our ability to sleep. It's advised to stop looking at screens half an hour before bed. So put down the phone and pick up a book! Avoid The Coffee What goes hand in hand with working? You guessed it, coffee. Caffeine is a great way to improve productivity at work but not so great when you're trying to fall asleep at night. The best way to get your caffeine kick without affecting your sleep is to not drink coffee after lunchtime. This gives your body enough time to break down caffeine reserves and slowly wind down for bedtime. Wind Down As humans, we love a routine. Our brains respond well to consistency and this applies to sleep too. Throughout the week try and allow 1 - 2 hours of winding down before bedtime. Whether it's taking the dog for a walk, reading a book or watching a movie. It's important to take the time to completely switch your brain off from the workday. Of course, T.V is a popular way of winding down in the evening. Just make sure to switch it off 30 minutes before bed to stop blue light interfering with your sleep. Comfort Is Key If you're already struggling to fall asleep, the last thing you need is an uncomfy bed thrown into the mix. Our sleep environment plays a huge role in how we sleep and updating it when necessary is key. We advise replacing your mattress at most every 8 years. If your mattress feels like it's seen better days, update it as soon as you can. A poor mattress leads to back and neck pain and in some instances, sleep deprivation.  ...

Posted on 6th Jun 2019
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In general, the older we get, the less sleep we get too. Most people put it down to a natural part of ageing. But is that true? Do older people need less sleep or are we damaging our health? Find out how much sleep you should be getting and how to improve sleep quality. How Much Sleep Should I Get? From the ages of 0 - 18 years, we need the most sleep. Around 9 - 10 hours per night. This is because our brains are still developing and more sleep is required to recover from the day. Entering into young adulthood, we need less sleep to recover and require an average of 7 - 9 hours per night to function. So what happens when we reach late adulthood? Contrary to popular belief, we actually need the same amount of sleep the whole way through adulthood. The average 50 - 80-year-old gets around 5 - 7 hours per night. Coming in a few hours under the recommended amount per night. Over time, this can lead to early onset health conditions such as heart conditions and Alzheimer's. Therefore it's important to learn ways to improve your sleep health. How To Sleep For Longer If you find yourself undercutting the amount of sleep you need every night. You might be suffering from insomnia. Insomnia affects 90% of us at some point during our lives, with a staggering 44% of that during our senior years. It's especially important to monitor your sleep the older you get to prevent early onset conditions. So, how can you sleep for longer? Exercise A huge reason we sleep less in our senior years is because of a lack of exercise. It's important to try and get 20 active minutes per day. Even if it's cleaning the house, gardening or walking the dog. Every bit of movement counts. Sleep Environment Your sleep environment is key to a good nights sleep. More than anything, it's important to ensure your mattress suits your sleep needs. In general, the older we get, the firmer the mattress we need. This is because of the extra strain placed on our joints over time. Orthopaedic mattresses are a great solution for prolonged back pain. Avoid Blue Light Blue light is the type of light that screens emit. Including televisions, smartphones and tablets. We all tend to watch a bit of t.v before sleep or check our phones. If you're struggling to stay asleep, try avoiding blue light for at least 30 minutes before sleep. ...

Posted on 29th May 2019
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I think we're all guilty of buying the cheapest pillows possible without thinking. Most of us think pillows don't really matter like a mattress does. But did you know that pillows actually make a difference depending on how you like to sleep? So, Which Pillow Is Right For Me? Side Sleepers Side sleepers make up the majority of sleepers. Being a U.K favourite, side sleepers make up over 50% of the population. Like any sleeping position, you need to the correct sleep environment to ensure a good nights sleep. Side sleepers are best using a medium mattress. This is because it allows the shoulders and hips to sink in, allowing the spine to align correctly. The pillows you use will also make a big difference to your spine. When sleeping on your side, you need a pillow that will support your neck. A flat pillow will cause your neck to bend downward and eventually lead to damage. The best pillow for this is a high feather count pillow. A feather pillow will allow your head to sink slightly, whilst supporting your neck correctly. Back Sleepers Sleeping on your back is by far the healthiest way to sleep for your spine. It allows your spine to perfectly sit in its natural position. Because of this, your pillow doesn't need to do much. The perfect pillow for this sleeping position is a natural fibre pillow. Allowing your head and neck to both sink in whilst keeping your spine aligned. Front Sleepers Sleeping on your front is unfortunately unhealthy for your spine no matter what you do. However, if you are going to sleep on your front. Try and keep your head as flat as possible. Ideally, you would sleep with no pillow at all. But if you can't sleep without a pillow, finding the thinnest one possible will help to keep your spine healthy. Ultimately, if you can, try not to sleep on your front to avoid spine and neck damaged.  ...

Posted on 29th May 2019
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Long before Dr.Ranj became a successful television presenter, author and doctor. He worked for Kent based mattress and bed specialists Sleepeezee. At the age of 18, he spent his summer holidays working alongside his mum in the Sleepeezee factory. Hand-tufting mattresses, he learnt a lot about what really makes a good mattress. Now, as a doctor, he knows just how important a good nights sleep is for our health. Last year, Dr.Ranj had the heartwarming opportunity to go back to the Sleepeezee factory as part of This Morning’s “Presenter’s First Jobs”. Little did he know that this would be the start of a new relationship with his former employer. After that experience, Dr.Ranj went on to become a brand ambassador for Sleepeezee. With his great knowledge of sleep and mattresses, he's the perfect man for the job. Dr.Ranj has seen first hand what the effects of a bad nights sleep can have on the body. He also knows the direct connection between a good mattress and better sleep. With his combined knowledge, he is now dedicated to sharing his top sleep tips with the nation. One of the key ways to improve the quality of your sleep is through sleep hygiene. This includes avoiding things like coffee, alcohol and even screens before bed. But the most important part of getting better sleep is having a good mattress. A high-quality mattress is a foundation for any good nights sleep. A lack of support through the night will put a strain on your joints. Over time this can lead to long term health problems. Dr.Ranj is more than happy to recommend Sleepeezee products. Safe in the knowledge that they not only help you sleep better at night. But ensure you wake up ready to live a more productive and healthy life. ...

Posted on 9th May 2019
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Shopping on a budget doesn't have to mean buying less quality. Mattresses are a big purchase and there are ways to cut the cost without compromise. Following this handy guide will allow you to get the mattress you need for less. Set a Budget Before buying a mattress on a budget, set a clear price range you want to keep within. Make sure to include any added extras like a bedframe or accessories. If you're shopping online, you can set the price filter to your maximum budget and only see those results. This will make it much easier to decide what you like and what is best within your price range. Do your research When searching for a good mattress on a budget, knowledge is key. There are a lot of terms and materials we are not all familiar with. It's best to look into what options suit you. We have everything you need to know about mattresses on our Advice Hub. Whether you're unsure what mattress firmness you need or what the difference between standard sprung and pocket sprung. It's all available online. Knowing more about materials and styles will allow you to make a more conscious decision. Shop Online Online shopping comes with extra benefits for those shopping on a budget. For example, there are no sales staff pushing a product that needs to be sold. Eliminating the pressure allows you to sit down and really sort through the products. Online shopping also has tools designed to make shopping easier. Using filters to sort the price and product makes shopping so much simpler. You can also see reviews for the product and research it thoroughly before making a decision. Don't forget to take advantage of seasonal offers. At MattressNextDay we run offers on a regular basis to offer you the lowest price. Using these tips will allow you to get exactly what you need while buying a mattress on a budget! ...

Posted on 9th May 2019
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We've all been guilty of leaving our bedding on that little bit too long. Prompted by the stain from Saturdays breakfast in bed to change it. But how often should you change your bedding and why? Turns out there are a few reasons we should be more cautious of dirty bedding. When To Wash A huge reason to wash your sheets regularly is to get rid of dust. Dust isn't necessarily visible but after a week it starts to build up on the sheets. Over time, a build-up of dust will lead to dust mites and potential allergies. To avoid dust & dust mites you should wash your sheets every 1-2 weeks. When you get a stain on the bed sheets, aim to wash them as soon as possible. While the small coffee stain may not bother you too much, the bed is a bacteria breeding ground. Because the bed is warm and usually covered by a duvet, it's the perfect environment for bacteria to multiply rapidly. So that stain may turn into something a bit nastier. If you are unwell try to wash your sheets every day. Obviously, that's not always ideal when you're ill so a good alternative is changing the pillowcase daily. This is will help speed up your recovery and prevent catching the illness again. How To Wash You should wash bedding separately from everything else to maximise cleaning. Once separated make sure to wash the bedding on a low temperature with a high-quality detergent. The high-quality detergent allows the same cleaning power while using lower heat. Washing on too high a heat will shrink the bedding. So if it feels like your sheets are shrinking, they are, and you should be washing on a lower temperature. Once washed, allow to air dry in a clean area of the home to prevent bacteria build up. Protect The best way to ensure a clean bed is to not only wash bedding regularly but use protectors. Mattress protectors keep our mattresses in good hygiene for longer and ultimately prolong the life of the mattress. Using mattress and pillow protectors will make a huge difference in keeping the bed hygienic. Don't forget to wash your protectors every once in a while too! ...

Posted on 17th Apr 2019
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Whenever we sleep poorly throughout the week, we all think 'I'll make up for it at the weekend'. But those extra hours in bed might not be helping the situation. So, can you make up for lost sleep? And if you can't, what should you do? Can you catch up on sleep? The answer to this is no. While getting a few extra hours on the weekend won't do you any harm. It's not possible to make up for lost sleep. A few bad nights of sleep won't do any long term damage. But constantly depriving your body of sleep on a weeknight can have adverse effects long term. There is a strong link with getting too little sleep on a daily basis and developing certain metabolic conditions like diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular conditions. How much should you sleep? You should aim to get at least 7 hours of sleep per night. That is how much the body needs to be fully functionally. However, everyone needs a different amount of sleep to suit their own body. If you feel tired you should listen to your body and try and sleep longer. Some people function best on 9 hours and some function best at 7.5 hours. It's all down to figuring out what suits you best. How can you avoid catching up on sleep? The best way to not have to catch up on sleep at the weekends is to set a proper sleep schedule. It's important to make it realistic and something you can stick to. If you know you'll be getting home at 8 pm on a Thursday then setting a sleep schedule for 9 pm is setting you up to fail. Look at exactly what times are best for you to go to bed each night and stick to it as closely as possible. Even on weekends. We all tend to throw our sleep schedule out on a weekend but it will have an effect on your weeknight sleep schedule if you do.  ...

Posted on 11th Apr 2019
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We've all been laying there at 3 am counting sheep hoping to fall asleep soon. Having trouble falling asleep is totally normal but can be frustrating. But are there any quick fixes? Turns out, there is. Here are the best methods to fall asleep revealed. Lower The Temperature A huge factor for not being able to fall asleep is being too hot. If you find yourself tossing and turning then try lowering the room temperature. A great way to avoid sleepless summer nights is to have a separate summer duvet. A breatheable fabric will make the world of difference on hot nights. Relax Before Bed Nothing prevents sleep like a racing mind. Even if it's late at night and you need to go to bed. Taking 30 minutes to relax will speed up how long it takes you to fall asleep. Whether it's reading or listening to a podcast, winding down is important before bed. Darkness Light interferes with our ability to fall and stay asleep. Making your bedroom as dark as possible will improve the time it takes to fall asleep. Our bodies run on a light to dark schedule. When it's light out, we're less likely to fall asleep due to our body clock. Using black out curtains can really help. Avoid The Clock Whatever you do, if you're struggling to fall asleep, do not look at the clock. Looking at how many hours we have till we wake up increases stress levels which will prevent sleep. It's much better to not know how many hours sleep you get than to clock watch. Get Comfortable Comfort obviously plays a huge role in sleep quality. If you're not comfortable, you'll struggle to fall and stay asleep. It's been proven that the optimal comfort for everyone is a medium-firm mattress. Medium-firm mattresses reduce the pressure in the muscles and ultimately lead to a comfortable, peaceful nights sleep. ...

Posted on 3rd Apr 2019
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No matter how much you try and prevent it, at some point you're probably going to stain your mattress. Mattress stains can be tricky to clean but it is possible to get rid of stains. Here's How To Get Rid Of Mattress Stains. Fresh Stains Fresh mattress stains are always easier to tackle. Attacking the problem at the source is always the best method. Once you have a spill, start by dabbing the stain with paper towels. Get as much liquid absorbed as possible. If there is some discolouration, add some washing up liquid to a bowl of warm water. Lightly dab the solution over the stain and allow to dry. Dry Stains If the mattress stain has been left to dry, it's going to need some extra care. First, you're going to need to mix a cleaning solution. All you need is 3/4 water, 1/4 vinegar and a tablespoon of washing up liquid. The vinegar is going to remove tougher stains than just washing up liquid alone. If you can, put the solution in a spray bottle and allow it to sit on the stain for 1-2 hours. Once the liquid has set for an hour, take some washing up liquid in warm water and gently scrub the stain. This should lift up a mild dry stain easily. Tough Stains Tougher stains obviously require tougher cleaning solutions. A great D.I.Y solution is 2 tbsp of baking soda, 1 tbsp of washing up liquid, 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide. This solution is perfect for getting tougher stains like blood and urine out of a mattress. The hydrogen peroxide does a great job of lifting tough stains without scrubbing. Let the solution sit on the stain for 1-2 hours and repeat if necessary. Hydrogen peroxide can bleach fabric so be sure to do a patch test on a discreet area of the mattress before applying to the stain. If your mattress is becoming a bit worse for wear, it might be time to upgrade. Shop our mattress toppers, here.  ...

Posted on 20th Mar 2019
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We've all wondered if there's a reason for all the different styles of bed frames. But Does a Bed Frame Make a Difference in Comfort? Turns out that comfort actually starts with a good bed frame. Here's our guide on how to choose which one is right for your mattress. Divan Base Divan bases are available as a solid base or a spring base. A solid base is going to add extra support to the mattress giving it a firmer feel. Whereas a spring base will give your mattress more of a bouncy feel. Depending on what mattress you have and what your comfort preferences are will decide which base is right for you. Slatted Bed Frame Slatted bed frames are by far the most popular choice of frame. And for good reason. They offer support for the mattress without altering the firmness. Because the slats have gaps between them weight can be evenly distributed across the mattress. Reducing the risk of the mattress sagging. Bed Frame Care Over time, just like a mattress, a bed frame becomes worn. It can start to lose its structural properties and put a lot of strain on the mattress. This will eventually lead to the mattress becoming lumpy due to inconsistent support from the frame. As a rule of thumb, you should change your mattress every 8 years and ideally, your bed frame too. Many of us keep the same bed frame until we don't like how it looks or it breaks. Refreshing your bed frame as regularly as your mattress is important to keep the overall comfort. If the bed frame is lacking support so will the mattress. If you are unsure on what bed frame is most suitable for your mattress, feel free to get in touch with one of our sleep advisers who will be happy to help. Shop our full range of bed frames, here.  ...

Posted on 12th Mar 2019
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There are many types of mattresses of the market and choosing which is right for you can be confusing. Foam mattresses are becoming increasingly more popular. They can provide lots of benefits for different types of sleepers. So, What is a Reflex Foam Mattress? What's the difference between Reflex Foam & Memory Foam? The key difference between memory and reflex foam is the price. Reflex foam is generally a more affordable option. Reflex foam is more commonly used in orthopaedic mattresses because of it's firmer than average feel. They both offer the same benefits as a foam mattress such as, hypoallergenic, helping to keep the spine aligned and being dust mite resistant. What are the benefits of a Reflex Foam mattress? Reflex foam is a great option for those with a bad back. It offers the same responsiveness as memory foam whilst still remaining firm. This means it provides the support you need while feeling soft and comfy where you want it to. Reflex foam is made up of lots of tiny holes which is what gives it it's signature firm feel. If you're an allergy sufferer, a reflex foam mattress is naturally hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant. Creating the perfect hygienic environment to avoid allergy flare-ups. Is Reflex Foam right for me? Reflex foam is unique within foam mattresses. It offers incredible support while still providing that 'bounce back' feeling. Reflex foam doesn't give you the sinking feeling other foam mattresses do and is ideal for those after more support. If you are suffering from back pain or just prefer a firmer feel. Reflex foam is an ideal option. Because of its affordability and benefits, it is one of the most popular mattress styles. It's perfect if you like the feeling of foam mattress but require extra support. Shop our full range of mattresses and accessories, here.  ...

Posted on 12th Mar 2019
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Time for a bed upgrade? When choosing a new bed there are a few key things to think about. Picking the right size and right frame for you are both very important. Find out everything you need to know in our handy Buying Guide For Choosing a New Bed. Measure Measuring up for a new bed is key. It's important not to assume that a double bed is the same size across all beds. Some beds have a larger bed frame and others have none. It's also important to make sure your mattress is U.K standard measurements. Sometimes purchasing from a European retailer such as Ikea can alter the size. Make sure to check the full measurements of the frame and mattress before purchasing. The Frame Beds come in all shapes, sizes and designs. The frame of the bed can actually make a difference to the comfort of the mattress. A divan bed with springs, for example, can add extra support and soften the feel of the mattress. Whereas slatted beds can reduce the overall support of the mattress and make it feel firmer. You can also purchase a solidly based divan which can make the mattress feel firmer and provide extra support from top to toe. If you're still not sure what style to go for, try some out in store. Picking the right size More often than not we're cheating ourselves out of comfort by picking the wrong bed size. Many couples sleep in a double bed when a king size could be more beneficial. King sizes are great for couples that like a little extra space to spread out. They're also a great choice for taller people since they have extra length. If you're 6ft and over it's recommended to sleep in a king size. With an extra 10 cm of length, a king size can make a huge difference to a taller persons sleep quality. If you are a single person looking to save space, a small double can be a great choice. Offering slightly less space than an average double, it's perfect for single adults or teenagers. If you need a specific size mattress such as a child's mattress but not sure what to go for, feel free to talk to one of our sleep advisors for some advice. Shop our full range of mattresses and accessories, here. ...

Posted on 25th Feb 2019
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On average, over 80% of us will suffer from sleep-related back pain. Choosing a mattress that's right for your sleeping needs is very important. Orthopaedic mattresses can be a great option for those suffering from back pain. But What is an Orthopaedic Mattress? And how do I know it's right for me? Support Orthopaedic mattresses are extra supportive. They are specially designed to offer firm support where it's needed and evenly distribute weight. This is a great way of reducing existing back pain. However, if a firm mattress is not right for you it can do the opposite and cause back pain. It's important to evaluate your sleeping needs accordingly. Is an Orthopaedic Mattress right for me? When choosing an orthopaedic mattress it's important to take into account your body weight. Orthopaedic mattresses are either firm or extra firm and are not suitable for everyone. Sometimes they can be too firm for the body and end up causing more aches and pains in the long run. If you are of slighter frame, a medium firm mattress can offer the same effect as a firm. Orthopaedic mattresses are ideal for those that find themselves sinking in too much to a standard mattress. Sinking the mattress will put the spine out of line and ultimately cause back problems. Benefits of an Orthopaedic Mattress Sleeping on a firmer surface is clinically proven to help reduce aches and pains. A firmer mattress alleviates stress put on the joints throughout the day and allows for maximum support. Orthopaedic mattresses are great for evenly distributing weight. This ensures there's not too much weight put on the hips, shoulders or spine. If you are a long term sufferer of back pain, an orthopaedic mattress can be a great step into getting rid of the pain for good. If you need any help choosing or deciding if an orthopaedic mattress is right for you. Feel free to contact one of our sleep advisors. Shop our full range of mattresses, here. ...

Posted on 21st Feb 2019
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Whether you're looking to save space or the best bedding for you guest bed. You'll find it in our helpful buying guide for guest beds. The Right Mattress When choosing a guest bed you need to think about your guests sleeping needs. Not everyone likes the same mattress style. Medium firmness mattresses are regarded as the universal mattress. Since they're suitable for all body types this makes them the perfect choice for a guest bed. Making sure your guests get the comfortable nights sleep they deserve. Space Saving Often times, guest beds are either in smaller rooms or need folding away altogether. There are a few types of beds to consider when purchasing a guest bed. Divan beds can be great options for spare rooms. Because they have no frame they're not as wide or long as a standard bed frame. Divans also come with optional under-bed storage. The added storage can be really handy in a spare room to store away unused items like Christmas decorations. Sofa Beds Sofa beds are a great option for households with no spare room. They're multi-functional and generally quite stylish. Although they're not as comfortable as a regular bed, there are some ways to make them a little cosier. A great way to up the comfort is some deluxe bedding. Using a thicker duvet and pillows can make a massive difference. If the mattress is too firm, using a memory foam mattress topper will reduce the firmness. Bedding When choosing the for your guest bed it's important to plan ahead. Keeping it hygienic for as long as possible starts with bedding. Mattress protectors are a great way of prolonging the life of the mattress and keeping it as hygienic as possible. Hypoallergenic bedding also prevents the chances of getting bed bugs. It also has natural antibacterial properties helping keep the bed clean and hygienic. Shop our full range of mattresses, beds and accessories, here. ...

Posted on 14th Feb 2019
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Many of us imagine a divan base as a rock hard slab to lay a mattress on. But over time, the design of the divan base has evolved. With a few options to choose from, it's important to consider which is right for you. But what types of divan bases are available? And what's the difference between them? Firm Edge Divan Base The most popular and affordable sprung divan base is the firm edge. It's comprised of springs which offer extra support for the mattress. With a wooden frame around the spring unit. The added wooden frame lowers the spring count which in turn, lowers the price. Having a wooden frame around the springs also prevents the feeling of 'roll off' when nearing the edge of the bed. Offering extra support around the perimeters. Sprung divan bases are a great choice for those that prefer a softer sleeping surface. Sprung Edge Divan Base With a similar design to the firm edge, the key difference between the two is the wooden frame. A sprung edge divan base is made up of springs edge to edge. The high spring count puts this base into a more luxury category of divan bases and comes with a higher price tag. Although it may be more expensive, the extra spring support can reduce wear and tear of your mattress. Which in the long run, will save you money. Both are great options depending on your budget. Platform Top Divan Base Platform top divan bases are ideal for those that prefer a firmer sleeping surface. They're also a great option if you want to make your current mattress feel firmer. The key difference between a sprung divan base and a platform top is the top layer of the base. In a platform top base, the top layer is made up of solid wood. Platform top bases are the most affordable divan base and in many cases, the most popular. Shop our full range of Divan Beds, here. ...

Posted on 5th Feb 2019
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