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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted on 5th Feb 2019
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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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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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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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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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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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