Spring Forward! A Quick Guide to Dealing with the Clock Change

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

At the end of the week we return to British Summer Time! But while the prospect of lighter evenings is certainly appealing, the hour of sleep we’re going to have to sacrifice to get there is not.

Yes, the clocks are changing again (fun fact: it’s the 100th anniversary of the first clock change), and unlike the autumn counterpart, we’re not looking forward to it. While it takes only a day or so to adjust to the clocks going back in October, it can take much longer to get used to the shift forward to British Summer Time, and regardless, it’s never fun to have to wake up an hour earlier. But there are a couple of things that you can do to make the change bearable:

Start going to bed ten minutes earlier every night
Start early! There’s no need to wait until right before the clocks go back. If you make the change gradual, your body will have time to get used to the lost hour when the clocks go back at the end of the week. This is especially important for young children and babies, who won’t understand the sudden change.

Mattressman Comes to Milton Keynes!

Friday, 11 March 2016

It’s onwards and upwards for Mattressman! The end of 2015 saw the opening of brand new stores in Leicester and Northampton, marking our further expansion beyond East Anglia. Now we’re due to open our next store in Milton Keynes! This Saturday, 12th March, we’ll be opening up a concession above Betta Living on the Winter Hill retail park!

The Milton Keynes branch will have everything you’d expect from our friendly and professional stores—come along and test out our usual great selection of mattresses, bed frames, divan beds and more. Take advantage of our Designer Divan service, which allows you to customise your own divan base and have it delivered along with the mattress of your choice. Need a hand with finding what you need? Our friendly store staff will be happy to help with their usual knowledgeable, pressure-free advice. It’s the perfect place to come and pick out your new bed, and with 10% off in-store to celebrate our launch, it’s worth getting in early!

If you’re not in the Milton Keynes area, don’t worry! You can still use our great online service, which delivers nationwide. And keep your eyes peeled, because we’ll be opening more stores around the country in the coming months.

Time for a New Bed?

Monday, 7 March 2016

It’s National Bed Month! Every year, the Sleep Council runs a month-long awareness campaign about the importance of a good bed to a good night’s sleep!

Sleeping well is just as important to your physical and mental wellbeing as a good diet and regular exercise. You probably already know how much it hurts to get out of bed in the morning if you’ve gone to bed late the night before, but the benefits go beyond ensuring that you wake up feeling refreshed. Sleep improves your memory, concentration, and mood, and has numerous physical health benefits, with studies suggesting that getting a decent night’s sleep will help prevent migraines, lower your risk of heart problems, and give your immune system a boost—just what the doctor ordered for beating those winter sniffles!

You get it. Sleep is good! So how does your bed play into it?

Best of Our Spring Sale!

Thursday, 3 March 2016

We’ve kicked off our spring sale! With loads of mattresses and bed frames at amazing low prices, and especially with the Sleep Council’s National Bed Month underway, now’s the perfect time to make a fresh start, bed-wise! Have a look below at some of our favourite sale bargains!

Best if you’re on a budget
We generally recommend spending as much as you can afford on a mattress—you spend around a third of your life in bed, so it’s worth the investment! But if you’re on a smaller budget, there’s still plenty of choice here in our spring sale. Why not try the Restapocket 850, a great entry-level pocket sprung mattress from Restopaedic? With 850 pocket springs and fibre fillings, this mattress doesn’t break the bank at prices starting from just £149, but still offers the support and comfort pocket sprung mattresses are famed for—each spring responds to direct pressure so that the springs mould to your shape, providing the perfect level of support to each part of your body.

The Restapocket 850 from Restopaedic

If you’re looking for something for the spare room, the Damask Quilt from Snuggle is the perfect choice. Its spring unit is the popular open coil model, and with durable fibre fillings and a Softer tension, the Damask is ideal for children, and with prices starting at just £109, it’s great if you’re on a budget.

Happy National Toast Day!

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

We’re big fans of healthy sleep, and we think it’s vital that you follow up a good night’s sleep with a decent breakfast. Toast makes a fantastic breakfast, and it’s so versatile that you’re sure to be able to make it just the way you like! So on National Toast Day, here are some ways to make your toast that are sure to provide you with plenty of get-up-and-go for the day ahead, and taste delicious to boot!

With peanut butter and banana Great if you like to hit the gym before work! Peanut butter packs a real protein punch to give you energy and banana is a fantastic source of potassium.

With scrambled eggs
A classic! Eggs are a good source of protein and contain tons of healthy vitamins. They’re also very good for your heart, and are a great filling breakfast to help you start your day.

With hummus
Readily available in lots of different flavours, this tasty dip is full of antioxidants and can help lower cholesterol, and it tastes great on toast!

With Greek yoghurt
Greek or Greek-style yoghurt is higher in protein and lower in sugar than regular yoghurt and will give you a great energy boost. Drizzle over some honey for a sweet treat!

As it is, but use wholegrain bread
If you’re currently eating white bread, just trading it for wholegrain bread will make your regular breakfast much healthier. Wholegrain bread is packed full of nutrients that white bread doesn’t have, and there are lots of varieties available, from plain brown bread to loaves full of seeds and grains that your body will love.

Buying a Mattress for Two: 5 Handy Tips

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Valentine’s Day approaches, and whether you’re coupled up or flying solo, we’re making the whole weekend that bit sweeter with 10% off everything when you spend over £500, from Friday morning until the end of the day on Sunday! If you’re thinking of getting a new mattress, now’s the time to do it!

But we know that buying a mattress can be tricky, especially if you share a bed—what’s ideal for one of you might spell a sleepless night for the other. Here we tell you what mattress types you might want to look out for, what to avoid, and some tips and tricks for buying a mattress as a couple, so you can make sure you find a mattress that works for both of you.

For a Magical Christmas, Take a Look at Our Winter Sale!

Friday, 4 December 2015

The weather outside may be frightful, but our winter sale bargains will give you something to smile about! We’ve got pocket sprung mattresses, memory foam mattresses, and a whole host of beautiful bed frames you can treat yourself to this Christmas!

Are you having guests to stay this Christmas? Why not treat them to a great night’s sleep with the Restapocket 850 from Restopaedic? The Restapocket 850 is a pocket sprung mattress with a Medium Firm tension, and will suit a wide variety of people. Pocket springs are one of the most comfortable and supportive spring systems available, with individual springs that mould to the body and limit disturbance between partners during the night. The Restapocket 850 is available in our sale at an unbelievable price for a pocket sprung mattress, at just £179 for a double.

The Restapocket 850 from Restopaedic


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