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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When purchasing a new mattress it's important to take proper care of it. This will help prolong its wear and help keep it within its warranty. There are a few top things you should be doing to make sure you get your money's worth. Here are our 6 Tips For Proper Mattress Care... Invest in proper support It's important to start on the right foot and invest in your new mattress. It doesn't mean it has to be expensive, just the correct support for you. A supportive mattress is guaranteed to last longer than one that doesn't offer the right support. If you're unsure how to decide what is right for you, check out our mattress guide. Protect it The best thing you can do to prolong the life of your mattress is use a mattress protector. Preferably water resistant. On average, we lose around 250 ml of sweat per night. Without a protector that's all going straight into the mattress. Excess water leads to breakage of the fibres and overall hygiene issues such as allergies and dust mites. Clean your mattress reguarly Vacuuming your mattress regularly can reduce the risk of dust mites. We recommend doing this every 2 weeks or so to ensure dust doesn't get a chance to build up. It's also a good idea to do a deep clean every 6 months with a non-abrasive mattress cleaner. Make sure not to soak the mattress as liquid can cause structural defects. Rotate Rotating or flipping the mattress helps to even out wear time. If you sleep in the same spot every night, it can lead to sagging and dipping. Rotating the mattress makes it less likely sag in one spot. Always check the instructions on the mattress before flipping, some can't be flipped entirely for support reasons. Take care when moving the mattress A common cause of mattress damage is the mattress being bent whilst moving. Bending the mattress can cause the fibres and springs to break or move, causing structural damage. Always take care when moving a mattress and make sure it can fit in a room before moving. Check your warranty A lot of mattress warranties can be void from skipping these steps. Warranties tend to only cover factory defects but if your mattress is defective and you haven't followed these steps, the warranty often becomes void. Always check your warranty before sleeping on the mattress. ...

Posted on 17th 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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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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Rotating your mattress will help the mattress last longer which in the long run, saves you money. Flipping the mattress regularly prevents unwanted sagging and dipping that causes us to replace mattresses prematurely. But how often should I rotate my mattress? As a rule of thumb, you should be flipping the mattress every 3 months. Things to consider when flipping a mattress Is your mattress able to be flipped? A lot of modern mattresses are one-sided only which obviously prevents them from being completely flipped. If this is the case with your mattress, try rotating it 180 degrees. This will allow the pressure to be distributed evenly over different parts of the mattress every 3 months. Who is sleeping on the mattress? If one person occupies a mattress, they will normally sleep on the same side in the same position each night. Over time, the side that is slept on will start sagging leaving an uneven surface on the mattress. To prevent this, flip the mattress every 3 months. Generally, couples do not weigh the same weight. So when two of you are sharing a mattress, you'll notice one side sags quicker than the other. To avoid this, flip and rotate your mattress every 2-3 months or whenever you notice sagging. Does my mattress need flipping? Not all mattresses require flipping due to the internal design of the mattress. It's important to check the label on your mattress before flipping for instructions. If you're unsure if your mattress needs flipping, check the label or alternatively, contact the manufacturer. Shop our full range of mattresses, here....

Posted on 20th 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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There are many elements that come into play when it comes time for you to shop for the right bed or mattress.The construction of the mattress is a very important factor, your personal sleeping position is also of great importance in what makes a good bed for you personally. The adjustable beds and high-end memory foam beds are great for any sleep style, as they have focused support, these are not alwaysthe most budget-friendly options. Before we can find out what types of beds are best for each sleep style, there are some things youneed to understand: supportiveness, conformability, and firmness. Supportiveness The term “supportiveness” concerns how well a mattress keeps the sleeper's body on a level, flat plane and not allowing any part of the body to be lower or higher than the rest. More often than not, supportiveness is undermined by sagging of the mattress rather than the softness. The top complaint of individuals about their beds is that the mattress is sagging. Quite often, the middle of the mattress will become compressed and be much lower than the rest. This will put a person’s back into a very unnatural position, which can cause pain and discomfort. Conformability The term “conformability” describes how the mattress moulds, or conforms, to the body’s natural contours. Beds have good conformability if one’s entire body is supported equally. When there are gaps in support, this is a lack of conformability, which results in stress being put on part of the body, particularly the lower spine, which again, can cause pain and discomfort. Firmness An important factor in choosing the right bed is the right firmness. There are several different typesof firmness when it comes to choosing the right bed for you. Medium Firmness Beds- tend to be firm enough to provide the proper support, but yet soft enough to provide conformability. Firm Beds- tend to offer great support, but have very little- if any- conformability.Soft Beds- tend to offer great conformability, but offer very little- if any- support. Now that we have covered these terms, let’s explore the different sleep styles and the beds that best suit each one. Side Sleeper Side sleepers are the most common sleep style. Side sleepers need beds that won’t put stress on their hips and shoulders but instead will decrease pressure from those parts. Beds that are moderately softer is a great option for side sleepers because their body will just sink into the mattress. The softer mattress accommodates the natural curve of the body and helps to keep the spine aligned. A pocketed coil mattress is the best option for a side sleeper. Back Sleeper Those individuals who sleep on their back need lower back support. For these sleepers, it is best to avoid those beds that have very stiff springs, because the springs tend to push against the spine and don’t allow for the natural curve of the back. However, on the other hand, beds that are too soft won’t give enough support to the back and body. Back sleepers need beds which are medium-firm. An innerspring mattress is the best option for the back sleeper. Stomach Sleeper Those who sleep on their stomachs need beds which are stiffer and firmer that will help to keep the body afloat rather than allowing the body to sink in. Stomach sleepers tend to adopt this sleeping style because they have lower back pain, and this style has the least spine alignment. An innerspring mattress is the best option for the stomach sleeper. Combination of Styles Most people fall into this sleeping style category, which means that there is a lot of movement in the beds. Those who have this sleep style need beds that will be personally suitable to your individual comforts. You need one that is not too stiff when you’re on your side and not too soft when you rollonto your stomach. Typically, combination sleepers find that beds with innerspring pocket coils or latex foam are most comfortable. ...

Posted on 30th Oct 2018
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On average, we spend around a third of our lives on a mattress. With that in mind, when was the last time you gave yours a deep clean? Most of us wear clean clothes every day but totally overlook the thing we sleep on daily. As a rule of thumb, you should deep clean your mattress every 3 months to keep it in good condition. But what's the best way to clean it? And how do I clean my mattress? Step One: Wash The Bedding Firstly, you need to remove and wash any removable items. So if you have a mattress protector, sheets or duvet, throw them all on a full cycle. If you can, try and use the hottest wash setting to really get rid of any bacteria.  Step Two: Vacuum Vacuuming the top of the mattress removes any obvious dirt and dust. This gives you an even, fresh surface to spot clean later on. Pay attention to any seams and crevices where dust, dead skin and other nasty stuff might hide! Step Three: Spot Clean After you've finished vacuuming, treat any stains with a spot cleaner. There are special mattress cleaners available, alternatively, a mix of washing up liquid and hot water also does the trick. If you get a fresh stain, always make sure to pat any excess liquid with paper towels before scrubbing.  Step Four: Deoderize Once you're happy with the spot cleaning, take baking soda and sprinkle over the entire mattress. Not only does baking soda have anti-bacterial properties, but it also does a great job at removing any odour. Let the baking soda work for an hour or so and then vacuum any excess.  Step Five: Protect If you don't already own a mattress protector, we recommend picking one up. Mattress protectors create a barrier layer between you and the mattress. On average, we lose around 200 ml of sweat per night and without a protector, all that moisture is going into your mattress.  ...

Posted on 18th Oct 2018
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