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Confused by all the jargon? Find yourself wondering why spring count is so important? We understand that there is plenty to consider when shopping for a new mattress or bed. With the help of our resident sleep experts, we aim to break down any confusion and help you ensure that you're making an informed decision. Sleep better by being confident that your new product is the right one for you!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Sleep-related allergies are extremely common in the U.K. Many of us suffer from allergies without realising. The signs are fairly easy to spot but can go unnoticed if you don't know what they are. So, what is a Hypoallergenic Mattress and how do I know if it's best for me? Signs of allergies The most common allergies that disrupt sleep are Dust Mites, Mould, Pet Dander & Pollen. These allergens are particularly common in the bedroom which is why they can have an effect on sleep. Dust mites live anywhere that has dust and can be almost impossible to avoid. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce contact with them. If you find yourself waking up feeling tired, sore eyes, congested nose, or facial pressure/pain. You could be suffering from a sleep-related allergy. Of course, an allergy will be present at all times of the day. But allergies worsen whilst we're sleeping. This is because we tend to breathe heavier, meaning more allergens get into the lungs. A build-up of allergens in the lungs leads to irritation and brings on the other symptoms of an allergy. What are the benefits of a Hypoallergenic mattress? Hypoallergenic mattresses fight against dust mites, which is the leading cause of sleep-related allergies. They prevent the mites from penetrating the mattress and infesting your sleep environment. They're also a great way of fighting off bacteria. Hypoallergenic mattress covers are treated with anti-bacterial technology. This can help prevent a build-up of unwanted bacteria that will likely, over time, worsen allergies. Hypoallergenic mattresses are a leading choice for those suffering from Asthma. Since the cover is more hygienic, it's less likely than a regular mattress to build up with dust, bacteria and other lung irritants. Hypoallergenic Bedding Hypoallergenic bedding is also a great choice when suffering from allergies. Protecting your bedding with hypoallergenic covers will not only keep your bedding cleaner. It will prevent the build-up of allergens within the bedding itself. When suffering from allergies, it's always recommended to have a hypoallergenic pillow protector. It will stop skin cells, dust mites and bacteria building up within the pillow. Another tip for reducing allergy symptoms is to replace your bedding every 2 years and mattress every 8 years. This is the recommended limit from The Sleep Council to avoid an unhygienic sleep environment. ...

Posted on 31st Jan 2019
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Choosing a mattress that will meet both yours and your partner's needs can be tricky. There are a few things to take into account before you make a purchase. Find out what to look for in our Mattress Buying Guide For Couples. Support Having a mattress that doesn't support the spine correctly can lead to long term back problems. The most common difference between couples when buying a mattress is weight. Weight plays a huge part in what mattress firmness to go for. The more you weigh, the more support you need. A great solution and all-rounder to this problem is choosing a medium or medium-firm mattress. Medium firmness mattresses are great for most people. Making them the most universal style of mattress. Materials A great solution for couples is a responsive mattress. Responsive mattresses made of memory foam or pocket springs adjust to your body throughout the night. This makes them a popular choice among couples. Memory foam & pocket sprung mattresses have little to no bounce. This avoids that dreaded 'roll-together' feeling when you or your partner moves. These styles sink in where you want them to whilst supporting the joints. A pocket sprung or memory foam mattress is the most common among couples and the best all-rounder for all bodies. Compromise If you and your partner can't seem to agree on a mattress. A great choice can be purchasing adjustable beds. Since adjustable beds are sold as single, separate beds, it allows custom control over each side of the bed. Adjustable beds can be easily connected and don't seem like two beds. This will allow each side to have entirely different support whilst still sharing the same bed. This can be a pricey option but works well for couples with extremely different sleep needs. Mattresses aren't one size fits all and adjustable beds are a great compromise. ...

Posted on 22nd Jan 2019
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Adjustable beds are a great option for the older or less mobile customer. But what is an adjustable bed? The first thing that comes to mind is a hospital bed. However adjustable beds have come a long way and accommodate for a larger market. Adjustable beds allow you to customise your sleeping experience, making for a much more comfortable nights sleep. Why should I try an Adjustable Bed? Although adjustable beds are generally targeted towards the older and less mobile customer, they are growing in popularity for all ages. The benefits of being able to adjust your sleeping position help with lots of issues. They're extremely popular for surgery recovery, digestion issues, snoring, injuries and back problems. They're also a fantastic choice for couples with different sleep needs as each side of the bed has separate controls. So you can adjust your side without disturbing your partner. Adjustable beds are also popular for those that spend a lot of time on their feet. Particular people that work on their feet. This is because the bed is able to raise the feet and reduce swelling. Which, over time can reduce overall stress and injury to the feet. Are Adjustable Beds Loud? Adjustable beds have got a lot quieter with new innovative designs. They are totally silent when stationary and only make a small mechanical noise when being adjusted. Are Adjustable Beds Bulky? When thinking of an adjustable bed most of us automatically imagine a metal framed, bulky hospital bed. This is not the case with adjustable beds. Many are available in stylish, sleek designs and are not obviously an adjustable bed. The size and thickness of the mattress up to personal preference. Always make sure to check your mattress is compatible with an adjustable frame before purchasing. Are Adjustable Beds Expensive? Adjustable beds can be very affordable. Check out our full range for updated prices, here. Since adjustable beds are only available in single or small size, to achieve a double bed you will need to purchase two. For any advice when choosing an adjustable bed, feel free to contact one of our sleep experts. ...

Posted on 17th Jan 2019
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Most mattresses contain an element of natural fillings. Some mattresses are almost entirely natural materials and are a great choice for many sleepers. But what natural fillings are in mattresses? And why are they used? Commonly used natural fillings Wool - Generally found in the comfort layer.Silk - Commonly used for luxury mattresses.Cotton - Usually used for the cover and comfort layer.Cashmere - Generally found as a wool replacement in luxury mattresses.Latex - Used for adaptive comfort in latex mattresses.Bamboo - Generally used combined with other materials to absorb moisture.Mohair - Commonly used to help shape the mattress. The fillings used often depend on the cost of the mattress. They also vary depending on where they are used in the mattress. A common place to find natural fillings such as wool is the comfort layer. The Benefits of Natural Fillings Natural mattresses are great at regulating temperature. A lot of synthetic materials do not have the ability to release or retain heat. This means they can be quite hot or cold depending on the material. Whereas natural materials are more breathable and co-operate with your body temperature. Going natural is also better for the environment. Many synthetic materials are not recyclable and can be difficult to source. Natural materials also tend to last better over time. Since they are a natural product, it takes longer for the material compounds to break down. So although they can be slightly more expensive. They are long lasting and can work out cheaper in the long run. Hypo-allergenic Natural fillings are naturally hypo-allergenic making them kinder on your body. Hypo-allergenic synthetic mattresses can be sprayed with harsh chemicals to keep dust mites are bay. Natural mattresses are a great option for allergy sufferers that want to reduce the chemicals in their life. Helping you achieve an undisturbed nights sleep. Shop our full range of mattresses, here. ...

Posted on 10th Jan 2019
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Generally, women and men differ when it comes to sleep requirements. Men tend to be heavier than women and can require a different firmness based on that. Women are also more likely to wake through the night and suffer from hot spells mid-sleep. So, here's our Mattress Buying Advice For Women. Choose The Right Firmness It's extremely important to figure out what mattress firmness is right for you. Women are more likely to have disturbed sleep, which can be worsened by the wrong mattress. Height, weight and sleeping position are all things to consider when picking a mattress. However, it mostly comes down to what comfort you prefer. Soft Mattress - Ideal for those that like a 'sinking' feelingSoft - Medium Mattress - Perfect for those that like a soft feel but require extra supportMedium Mattress - Medium firmness is the best all rounder and suits most people.Medium - Firm Mattress - A little on the firmer side but still has some give.Firm Mattress - A supportive mattress for those with back pain or 16 stone and above. Materials Women tend to fluctuate in temperature throughout the night due to hormones. If you find yourself waking up too hot or cold on a regular basis a mattress made from natural materials is a great choice. Temperature controlled memory foam is also a style of mattress for those that fluctuate in temperature. If you tend to get too hot when sleeping, a gel-foam mattress can help cool you when sleeping and prevent disturbed sleep. Body frame Women tend to have more curves to the body. Including wider hips and shoulders which needs to be taken into account when choosing a mattress. If you do have wide hips and shoulders and like to sleep on your side is important to choose a softer mattress. This is because a soft mattress will allow the hips and shoulders to sink in and keep the spine aligned correctly. Generally, a softer mattress is better for women since the contours of the body can be absorbed by the mattress taking pressure off the spine. Shop our full range of mattresses, here. ...

Posted on 10th Jan 2019
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Should I Use A Mattress Protector? The question most of us can't seem to decide on when buying a new mattress. Mattress protectors are often mistaken for mattress toppers but both are used for totally different reasons. Toppers are used only for comfort reasons and are generally made of memory foam, adding a softer layer to the mattress. Protectors not only defend your mattress against spills, bacteria and some allergens. They can also help you get a better nights sleep. Improving Sleep Quality Yes, mattress protectors can actually help you get a better nights sleep. Many of the protectors can regulate bed temperature, keeping heat in when it's cold and keeping heat out when it's hot. It's also proven that most of us prefer a bed when it has a protector. This is most likely down to staying in hotels and the crisp feeling sheets we all love so much.  Hygiene  Of course, the number one reason for using a mattress protector is for hygiene reasons. Did you know, on average we lost around 20 millilitres of sweat every night? Without a protector to absorb that moisture, it's going directly into the mattress and over time will cause a massive increase in bacteria.  Allergens Sleep-related allergies are a huge cause for poor sleep quality. If a mattress is in poor hygiene, over time, allergens will start to build up and irritate the lungs when sleeping. A huge cause for allergies in the bedroom are dust mites. Dust mites live everywhere and the best way to avoid them getting into the mattress is a mattress protector.  Saving Money If the above reasons aren't enough to decide whether you need a mattress protector maybe this will help. Mattress protectors save us a lot of money over time. Without a mattress protector, sweat, spills and dust mites will wreak havoc on the mattress and cause it to deteriorate. On average, a mattress should last around 8 years, without a protector that number can halve. It's highly recommended when purchasing a new mattress to purchase a protector.  Shop our full range of mattresses protectors, here.  ...

Posted on 19th Dec 2018
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With lots of sizes available, choosing a new bed that's right for you can be a bit tricky. Whether you're buying a new frame, mattress or both, it's important to know the exact measurements. Measurements vary from country to country, so, what are the U.K bed measurements? Small Single - 2’6” x 6’3” Small singles are the perfect size for children that aren't quite ready for a full single bed. They're slightly narrower in width but offer the same amount of length as a single.  Single - 3’0” x 6’3” Suitable for both children and adults. The single bed is a great space-saving option for smaller rooms.  Small Double - 4’0” x 6’3” A small double, also known as a queen is slightly narrower than a classic double. A great option for single sleepers who require extra space or for rooms where a standard double won't quite fit.  Standard Double - 4’6” x 6’3” A standard double is the most popular size in the U.K. Designed to fit two adults comfortably, it's a great choice for couples.  King Size - 5’0” x 6’6” King size beds are ideal for couples with special requirements. They are the most recommended size for those over 6'0" tall. Providing both extra length and width.  Super King Size - 6’0” x 6’6” Super king size is the largest available size in the U.K. With a whopping amount of space, it's perfect for couples who prefer to stretch out.  Always check measurements The sizes outlined above are the standard measurements available in the U.K. Occasionally, some retailers may create their own sizes so it's always important to measure the bed frame if you're buying a new mattress. Sizes vary from country to country so if you're buying abroad, be sure to check their unique measurements.  Shop our full range of mattresses, here.  ...

Posted on 14th Dec 2018
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Mattresses can be made from a variety of materials, a popular one being latex. As surprising as it may sound, latex can be an incredibly comfortable and durable mattress material. Latex is made from the sap of a rubber tree, since rubber is so bouncy and durable it became a top choice for mattress materials. But what is a latex mattress and what are the benefits? Comfort Similarly to memory foam, latex has elastic-like properties which rapidly respond to weight applied. This allows the mattress to give support to the heaviest parts of the body and while remaining soft and comfortable. Rubber is incredibly durable and retains it's shape for years making latex mattresses one of the longer lasting mattresses. Hypoallergenic Latex mattresses are naturally hypoallergenic, which avoids the need for harsh chemical treatments. The surface of a latex mattress is naturally resistant to dust mites. Dust mites create an unhygienic sleep environment which can lead to allergies and breathing difficulties long term. A latex mattress is a perfect option for those with allergies or a sensitivity to dust mites. Eco-friendly Since latex is a naturally occurring material it's completely recyclable and environmentally friendly. Rubber trees convert around 90 million tonnes of carbon dioxide into oxygen every year. This makes latex mattresses by far the most environmentally friendly mattress material available. Cost-effective Latex mattresses tend to last a little longer than a standard mattress. The rubber holds it's shape and bounces back quickly. Avoiding sagging and dipping in the mattress for longer. And since they are generally more hygienic, the need to replace them is less frequent than regular mattress materials. Simple to maintain A regular mattress tends to need to flipping to avoid dipping and sagging in one spot. Since latex mattresses have the ability to bounce back to shape, this makes them simple to maintain. Always read the label on your mattress before flipping! Shop our full range of Latex Mattresses, here.  ...

Posted on 7th Dec 2018
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For allergy sufferers, picking the right mattress is important. Bedrooms contain a lot of allergen triggers, such as dust mites, damp and bacteria. Certain mattress styles can harbour these allergens easier than others. Making them a problem for allergy sufferers. Here are the best mattresses for allergy sufferers. Hypoallergenic Mattresses Most mattresses are now designed to be hypoallergenic. However, foam mattresses are impenetrable to bacteria and dust mites, making them the perfect choice for allergy sufferers. There are plenty of foam mattresses available to suit all sleeping needs, including memory foam, latex, gel foam and reflex foam. Mattress Protectors Keeping your mattress as hygienic as possible is going to give you the best chance of fighting off allergens. A mattress protector is a great way of stopping sweat and general grime penetrating your mattress. On average, we lost around 250ml of sweat per night. Which will cause bacteria to form in the mattress and eventually become an allergy ridden hub. Anti-allergy Bedding Another extra step to avoid allergies is anti-allergy bedding. Featuring dust resistant fillings, it's a lot harder to become ridden with dust and dust mites. There is plenty of anti-allergy bedding available to suit all needs. Including pillows, duvets and mattress protectors. Caring For Your Anti-allergy Mattress Keeping on top of mattress care not only prolongs the life of your mattress it's also important to reduce allergens. As a rule of thumb, we should all look to replace our mattresses every 8 years. This is to avoid a build-up of bacteria and loss of correct support. Flipping or rotating your mattress every three months will help to keep the mattress from collecting bacteria. Giving a mattress a deep clean every 6 months will also help with allergies. Be sure to vacuum to remove any excess dust. Shop our full range of mattresses & accessories, here. ...

Posted on 30th Nov 2018
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Ottoman beds are the perfect solution for a crowded room. With easy to access storage space that is completely hidden, it's a stylish option to create more space. Ottoman beds offer better storage solutions than a bed with drawers since you can make full use of the entire under bed storage. The mattress lifts up either from the foot end or the side of the mattress revealing the hidden storage. Since the bed operates on gas-lift hydraulics, it's extremely simple to lift for all abilities. What's the difference between an Ottoman Bed and a Divan Bed? The key difference between the two is that an ottoman mattress generally only includes the bed frame. Whereas a divan bed includes both the frame and the mattress, making them a more affordable option. Ottoman beds require less space since the storage is accessed from above, whereas a divan bed the storage is often drawers that need to be pulled out. Both are great choices, it ultimately comes down to personal requirements. What size Ottoman Beds are available? Our ottoman beds are available in all sizes. From single to kingsize, there's a bed size to suit you. We also offer a range of mattresses to suit your new purchase, from soft to orthopaedic firm. It's important to compare mattress measurements to your new bed measurements to be certain they will match up. What storage options are available? Ottoman beds are available with either side opening or foot-end opening. A side opening is better if you have limited space and can only access the bed from one side. The lift speed is controlled ensuring it's not going to pop up unexpectedly. Using a hydraulic gas-lift also ensures that once it's up, it's going to stay up. So you don't need to worry about it slamming down before you're ready. A foot-end opening ottoman bed is a great option for rooms where you can access both sides of the bed but still want conserve space. Shop our full range of Ottoman Beds, here....

Posted on 15th Nov 2018
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Contrary to popular belief, memory foam mattresses aren't entirely made of foam. So, what is a memory foam mattress made of? Structured with a support layer of springs and comfort layer of foam. The foam uses body heat to memorise the body shape and provide totally custom support. Hence the name, memory foam. What are the benefits of memory foam? Pressure point relief Memory foam mattresses distribute body weight evenly. This reduces stress on the bodies pressure points and promotes healthy blood flow. Ideal for couples Because the foam only reacts to the pressure applied to it, it reduces the transfer of movement. Making it a great choice for couples and preventing that 'roll together' feeling. Dust mite resistant Memory foam consists of a visco-elastic structure which is completely resistant to dust mites. Making it an ideal choice for those that suffer from allergies. Optimal support Memory foam contours to the body shape, providing optimal support for everyone. It adapts perfectly to any sleeping position providing a comfortable nights sleep for everyone. Does memory foam get warm? Over the years, memory foam technology has advanced rapidly. Memory foam now features temperature regulating technology. So although memory foam does use heat from the body to create contours, it does release heat providing a comfortable sleep environment. How often do memory foam mattresses need replacing? As a general rule of thumb, The Sleep Council recommend replacing a mattress every 7 years. It ultimately comes down to the quality of the mattress and the care taken to preserve it. Although dust mites cannot penetrate the surface of a memory foam mattress, they can build up on the surface over time. So for hygiene reasons, look to replace every 7 years. Shop our full range of memory foam mattresses, here. ...

Posted on 9th Nov 2018
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As we get older, our sleeping needs change. The soft mattress we used to love might not be providing correct support to our backs and joints. Because of this, it might become difficult to get in and out of bed or provide restless sleep. A good sleep regime is important to our overall health and it all starts with a good mattress. Here's our Mattress Guide For The Older Customer to help you make your next mattress decision. Which mattress should I buy? Before deciding on a mattress, it's important to figure out your sleep needs. For example, if you find yourself aching in the morning, it might be time to upgrade to a firmer design. Ultimately, it all comes down to personal preference, here are some things to consider: Firmness Preferences Back or joint pain Key features i.e mobility aid, pocket sprung, memory foam What is an orthopaedic mattress? Orthopaedic mattresses are typically designed to support ageing joints. In general, they are much firmer than a regular mattress and because of this, provide great support to aching backs and joints. Designed to keep the spine in perfect alignment, they can lead to overall better posture and fewer aches. If you find yourself with existing aches and pains that are seemingly made worse by your mattress, an orthopaedic mattress could be a great option. Would a foam mattress meet my needs? Similarly to an orthopaedic mattress, foam mattresses are designed to relieve pressure from the body and keep everything in correct alignment. They are a great choice if you're getting older and would like something supportive and on the softer side. Foam mattresses are ideal if you do not have a pre-existing back condition but would like a mattress that is easier on the joints. What are the benefits of an adjustable bed? If you find yourself with limited mobility, adjustable beds can be the extra helping hand you need. Adjustable beds have the ability to raise you into a seated position making it much easier to get in and out of bed, all from the touch of a button. They can also help with poor circulation. Since you can adjust each part of the bed, it's easy to elevate the legs above the heart which promotes healthy blood flow. Shop our full range of mattresses, here....

Posted on 7th Nov 2018
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Perfect spinal alignment is the key to a good nights sleep and pocket sprung mattresses are considered the best of the best, but what is a pocket sprung mattress? Inside a pocket sprung mattress, the springs are each sewn into their own individual pocket. This allows the springs to move independently, making for a totally custom sleep experience. Pocket sprung mattresses move according to the pressure applied to each spring. Allowing the mattress to retain support where needed. This makes them an ideal choice for couples as when one person moves, it won't disturb the other and avoids that 'roll together' feeling you can get with some mattresses. Pocket sprung mattresses are ideal for: Couples that are different weights Those that tend to move around a lot throughout the night The key benefits of a pocket sprung mattress 1. Longer lasting Pocket sprung mattresses tend to hold up better throughout the years. A standard sprung mattress moves as a unit which eventually leads to a dip in the mattress. Because pocket sprung mattress springs move independently the mattress is less likely to dip. 2. No transfer of movement Since the spring system works individually, it only reacts to the pressure applied to each spring. This avoids weight being spread across the entire mattress surface and transferring movement. A perfect solution for couples that a looking to avoid that 'roll together' feeling. 3. Even firmness Because each spring works on its own, this creates an even level of firmness throughout the mattress. This is particularly good for couples that are of different body weights. Since the springs react to pressure individually, it will support all body weights correctly. 4. Total body support Pocket sprung mattresses are widely considered a premium type of mattress. Because of the tailored support, they help to correctly align the spine and avoid pressure point build up. The individual spring system makes for a custom and comfortable nights sleep. Pocket sprung mattresses are available in different levels of firmness, ranging from soft to orthopaedic firm. Shop our range of pocket sprung mattresses, here....

Posted on 26th Oct 2018
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Trying to decide what bed frame is best for your needs? Today we explain what is a divan bed, who it is best for and what benefits it has. Divan beds can be a fantastic option for those that are space conscious. If you prefer a minimalistic look then divan beds are a great way to conceal storage and provide extra space throughout the room. This style of frame is great value for money and has remained the most popular style of bed throughout the years. What is a divan bed made of? Divan beds are comprised of two or three parts. Generally, there is a solid wood and fabric base designed to the exact size specifications of the mattress. Then, of course, is the mattress which slots perfectly and securely on top of the base. Unlike most bed frames, divan beds come with optional headboards. So if you prefer a more streamlined look, you can opt for a divan bed without a headboard. Otherwise, the headboard easily attaches to the bed base making it compact and easy to transport. Are divan beds available with storage? Storage is optional, ranging from two drawers to four drawers depending on your needs. You can also opt for ottoman storage which is completely concealed. Making it the perfect option for minimalists that require extra storage space. The drawers in a divan bed are located in the base whereas the storage in an ottoman bed is located under the mattress. Accessed by using a hydraulic gas lift to easily lift the mattress. Are divan beds good for small rooms? Out of all the bed frame options, divan beds take up the least space. This is because they are only as large as the mattress you choose, eliminating extra space taken up by a standard bed frame. A divan bed with storage is also providing extra storage options. The streamlined design makes them the perfect option for small rooms, maximising space that would otherwise be wasted. Are divan beds easy to assemble? Divan beds are the simplest frame to put together, with only three simple assembly steps. Making them ideal for those that aren't handy in the DIY department. Your divan bed base will arrive in two pieces (one piece if you choose a single bed). You will also receive the legs for the base and a headboard if you have chosen one.  First, turn the base upside down and attach the divan legs. Turn the separate pieces over and attach them using the easy click and lock system. Lastly, attach the optional headboard to the pre-drilled sockets. Are divan beds affordable? Divan bed sets tend to work out cheaper than purchasing a frame and mattress separately. Making them the most affordable and often convenient option. Shop our full range of Divan Beds, here. If you need more advice on your purchase, feel free to get in touch with one of our sleep experts and they will be happy to help....

Posted on 11th Oct 2018
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There are few things greater in life than a good night's sleep. It all starts with a good mattress. Choosing the right firmness is the biggest decision you'll make when purchasing a new mattress. With options from soft, all the way up to orthopaedic firm available, deciding what's right for you can be a little confusing. Using our handy guide will help you find your perfect mattress, whatever your needs may be. So, What Mattress Firmness is Right for Me? Soft (1) Although soft sounds like it will be the comfiest option. It can damage your back if it's not suited to your needs. Soft mattresses are great for those that are lighter in weight and build. They can also be a great option for those that prefer to sleep on their side. Soft to Medium (2) Soft to medium mattresses can be great for those that want a softer feel but some extra support where it's needed. With around 1-3 inches of sinkage, they are an ideal option for side sleepers and back sleepers that prefer a sinking feeling. Medium (3) Medium firmness is considered to be the universal mattress. A good option for everyone depending on their comfort preferences. If you're on the lighter side but prefer a firmer feel, or on the heavier side but prefer a softer feel, mediums are an all-around great choice. Medium to Firm (4) A medium to firm mattress is a common compromise between couples that can't decide between the two. This is because it can suit a variety of weights and sleeping preferences while providing good support for everyone. A medium to firm surface is particularly suited to those that prefer to sleep on their back. Firm (5) Firm mattresses are particularly suited to those with a larger frame or potential back problems. A lot of these types of mattress may be considered orthopaedic and are not very suitable for those of slighter build. Firm mattresses are also great for those that prefer to sleep on their front, the hardest position to get correct support. ...

Posted on 5th Oct 2018
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Choosing a mattress size is the first, and most important decision you will make when purchasing a new mattress. There are lots of things to factor in and we've created this handy guide to make the process simple. This guide will give you the lowdown of all the mattress sizes available and some handy tips to factor in when making your decision. Who is the mattress for? The first thing you need to think about is who the mattress is for and what are their needs. If you're buying for a child, you'll need to think about what their sleep needs are. If they're a young child, a single mattress will be perfect. An older child, however, might be better suited to a small double mattress depending on their spatial preferences. Mattresses aren't a one-size-fits-all purchase and need to be tailored depending on the person. Adults may require a double mattress, king size, or super king depending on their height, weight, comfort preferences or whether they sleep with a partner. Couples Contrary to popular belief, a double mattress isn't always the obvious choice for a couple. Did you know that a single mattress measures 3 ft in width, and when sharing a double bed, you actually have 2 ft 3 inches of space per person? That's the same width as a babies cot! Not ideal if you like an undisturbed nights sleep. As a rule of thumb, The Sleep Council recommend being able to lay side by side with your arms behind your head. If you and your partner's elbows are touching, you need to upgrade your mattress size. At MattressNextDay, we believe everyone should have the mattress of their dreams. Which is why our king size range is as fairly priced as our double mattress range! Your Height Mattresses vary as much in height as much as they do in width. So when picking your next mattress, it's important to know the different dimensions. A standard double mattress is 6 ft 3 inches in length, so if you're 6 ft and above, a king size mattress is much better suited. Measuring at 6 ft 6 inches, it allows a little more wiggle room if you are on the taller side. If you find yourself needing a longer length, talk to one of our sleep experts to discuss custom sizes. Similarly, if you find yourself feeling swamped in bed, feel free to get in touch to discuss custom shorter lengths. How Much Space You Have When choosing a mattress it's important to remember both the size of your room and the size of your bed frame. In general, if you have a double bed frame, a double mattress should fit perfectly but it's always good to measure just in case as bed frame sizes can vary. If you're space conscious, a great way to minimize bed size whilst maximizing mattress size is a divan bed. Since they have no frame, it can make a huge difference to the amount of space the bed takes up. ...

Posted on 27th Sep 2018
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Have you ever wondered what's inside a mattress? What memory foam is? Or the difference between pocket sprung & standard sprung? With so many styles available and complicated names, it can get a little confusing. But no matter what materials the mattress is made of, the fundamentals are always the same. All mattresses contain a: Support Layer ComfortLayer Cover Layer The Most Common Materials In Mattresses: Foam Foam is commonly used in mattresses for the comfort layer. The most common type of foam you might hear of is, of course, Memory Foam. But you might also come across these types: gel memory foam, polyurethane foam, and viscoelastic foam. Cotton Cotton is commonly used on the inside and the outside of the mattress. It's breathable, durable nature makes it ideal for mattress covers. Polyester Batting Polyester Batting is most commonly used as a filler in pillowtop mattresses and mattress covers. Steel Coils Coils provide the structural support at the base of the mattress. This is what creates the 'bounce' in the mattress. Depending on how much or how little bounce you want will decide what type of coils you go for. What's In A Pocket Sprung Mattress? A typical spring mattress contains around 325 springs, whereas a pocket sprung mattress contains between 1000-3000 springs. The springs are sewn into individual pockets (hence the name) which in turn reduces movement between the springs. Pocket sprung mattresses are great for couples as when one person moves, it won't cause the other side of the mattress to dip or bounce. What's In A Memory Foam Mattress? Like all mattresses, a memory foam mattress has a support layer and a comfort layer. The support layer can be made from a denser foam known as ‘support foam’ or alternatively, from support springs. Of course, the comfort layer is comprised entirely of memory foam. Usually made from polyurethane foam, it provides a soft yet supportive finish. What's In An Orthopaedic Mattress? Orthopaedic mattresses are designed to correctly align and support the joints. They can be composed of a variety of materials including, Standard Springs, Pocket Springs, Memory Foam, Gel Foam, Latex or Natural Fillings. Unlike standard mattresses, Orthopaedic mattresses feature a firmer than average support and comfort layer. Ranging from firm to extra firm....

Posted on 27th Sep 2018
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Storage beds are the perfect solution for making the most out of a small bedroom. Since storage beds use floor space that would already be taken, they are maximising the use of otherwise wasted space. Making them perfect for storing items that often don't have a specific space to be in, like bedding, extra pillows or even Christmas decorations! So what types of storage beds are available? The most popular type of storage beds are: Divan Beds Ottoman Beds Cabin Beds (children) What is a divan bed? Divan beds are a streamline bed design that do not require an exterior frame.The mattress sits directly on top of the perfectly sized base, minimising wasted space caused by having a bulky bed frame. Divan beds are available with under the bed drawers in the base which is perfect for extra storage. This type of frame maximises existing space whilst providing extra storage solutions.Making divan beds ideal for small, minimalistic rooms. What is an ottoman bed? In an ottoman bed frame, the storage is completely hidden. Making them a great option for those that need some extra storage but prefer a more stylish look. The storage in an ottoman bed is located under the mattress. And since it's powered by a gas-lift hydraulics system, it's incredibly easy to lift and safely store away your items. Ottoman beds are the perfect modernistic yet practical bed.   What is a cabin bed? Cabin beds are a great solution for keeping children's bedrooms tidy and compact. A cabin bed is generally comprised of a single bunk bed featuring under the bed storage and often a desk for homework. Taking up minimal floor space, they provide an excellent solution for keeping your child's room organised, no matter the size of the room.   ...

Posted on 26th Sep 2018
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