Friday, 12 September 2014

How to Pick the Perfect Pillow!

It’s very important to have the right kind of mattress for your sleeping style, but did you know that having the right pillow is just as important? The type and number of pillows you’ll need differs depending on whether you’re a back, side or stomach sleeper, and getting pillows that are comfortable for you will dramatically affect how well you sleep. You can also use pillows to support areas like your lower back as well as your head and neck.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

10 Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep

Happy “Sleeptember”! The Sleep Council is running their fantastic sleep awareness campaign again this month, and we’re happy to get on board and share our knowledge of how to achieve a great night’s sleep with you!

Why is sleep so vital? It’s about more than just making sure you don’t feel tired — it may seem like your body more or less shuts down, but actually there are a whole lot of important processes going on, and they need sleep to work properly. Here are just 10 of the ways in which sleep benefits you.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Happy Sleeptember!

September! Time of leaves turning, chestnuts roasting, and the first reappearance of cosy jumpers. For The Sleep Council, it’s also time to raise awareness about the importance of sleep, as they run their “Sleeptember” campaign once again.

They’ll be challenging people to sleep better throughout September, and we’re going to be writing about how to do that, explaining exactly why sleep is so important, telling you how to test a mattress, and much more! Keep your eyes peeled for lots of helpful advice over the next month!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

New Store Opening in Stevenage!

We have exciting news here at Mattressman! On Friday 29th August, we’ll be opening a brand new store in Stevenage! This comes as part of our ongoing expansion as a company: it’s our fourth store opening in the space of a year, and we hope that we’ll soon be adding even more stores across the country — watch this space!

If you’re in the Stevenage area, head down to the store at Monkswood retail park, where you’ll find dozens of mattresses, bed frames, and divan bases to test out, as well as accessories such as pillows and mattress protectors! Our staff will be more than happy to help you find what you’re looking for, and with free next day delivery and lots of great deals in store, including an exclusive 10% off, we’re sure you’ll be delighted!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

10 Ways to Achieve a "Back to School" Sleep Schedule

There are still a couple of weeks of the school holidays left, but if your child has been staying up later and sleeping in for longer, now is the time to start to think about easing them back into their regular sleeping pattern. A good night’s sleep is really important to your child, vital to both their health and to effective learning, but it’s important not to switch suddenly back to a term-time sleep schedule, as this can be a shock to your child’s system. So here’s how to ease them back in gently and make sure they’re waking up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed come September!

Friday, 15 August 2014

Top 5 Things to Take to University!

A-Level results are out, which means that congratulations are in order for the many young people across the country who’ll be leaving home this autumn for the bright new world of university! Moving away from home for the first time can be nerve-wracking, but a living space that feels like your own can go a long way towards making you feel more comfortable. So if you’re making your way out into the world (or waving off your child on their big adventure) check out our list of top five things to bring to your uni bedroom!

Thursday, 14 August 2014

5 Tips for Switching Off

We all know how important it is to get a good night's sleep, and throughout the day we're bound to think longingly of the warm, comfortable bed that awaits us later. Why is it, then, that when we actually turn in for the night, many of us find it difficult to drift off?

Of course, it's vital to make sure that our physical surroundings are comfortable enough, but heating can be adjusted, a worn-out mattress replaced, and earplugs purchased if something in the bedroom is disrupting our sleep. What isn't quite as easy is letting go of the stresses of the day and clearing our heads so that we can fully switch off. In fact, we may even find we're more focused on our thoughts because we don't have anything to distract us, and the more we worry about not being able to relax, the more difficult it becomes.

To help break the vicious cycle, wind down and sleep soundly, try these five simple tips: