Monday, 20 October 2014

10 Ways to Beat Dust Mites

This week is Indoor Allergy Week! Sadly even after you’ve navigated a summer of high pollen counts, there’s a whole host of autumn allergens to deal with, including some that can set up house in your mattress and bedding. Dust mites are microscopic bugs that can really affect the air quality in your house, causing sneezing, itchy eyes, shortness of breath and congestion, and once they’ve settled in, they can be tough to get rid of.

So, how can you protect yourself against dust mites and other allergens?

Friday, 17 October 2014

Friday Five: Pocket Sprung Mattresses!

The week is at an end! We’re celebrating with another Friday Five — five products we love and want to talk more about to you! This week, we bring you five of our favourite pocket sprung mattresses!

We’re huge fans of pocket sprung mattresses, and highly recommend them to customers buying a mattress for nightly use. Pocket springs are fantastic for supporting you all over, as each spring is individually contained and responds only to direct pressure, meaning that they mould to your contours. They’re also great if you share your bed with a partner, as pocket springs prevent your movements from disturbing each other.

The Premier Bedstead mattress from Hypnos

Pocket springs are generally more expensive than open coil mattresses, but as with other mattress types, it possible to find one to suit any budget. Here are just some of our favourites!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Friday Five: Sale Bargains!

To quote the infamous Rebecca Black song, it’s Friday! Here are Mattressman HQ, we’re welcoming the end of a busy week and looking forward to a couple of days’ rest. It’s hard to sit and stare at luxurious-looking mattresses all day without feeling sleepy, and we know our products pretty well, so naturally we’ve got a soft spot for some of them. That’s why we’ve decided to introduce the Friday Five, a weekly blog post to showcase some of our best products. This week was the first week of our autumn sale, so we’ll kick off by talking about some of our favourite sale items!

The Heavenly Memory mattress from Slumberland

Thursday, 9 October 2014

5 Reasons to Choose Wool Fillings!

This week is Wool Week! At Mattressman, we’re big fans of natural fillings, and wool is a particularly great one! Why does wool make such a good mattress filling? Let us tell you!

Wool naturally insulates
Especially important as we head into the colder months of the year, the natural crimp in wool means that it traps warm air, providing a cosy sleeping surface.

Wool is super absorbent
This doesn’t mean that a wool mattress will cause overheating — wool is also great for wicking away moisture during the night, absorbing up to 30% of its own weight, far more than synthetic fibres. Any moisture absorbed will evaporate during the day, leaving the bed cool and dry by the time you’re ready to sleep again.

Wool is durable
Wool retains its natural springy texture, as wool fibres can be bent up to 20,000 times without breaking. This means wool mattresses are long-lasting and will be comfortable for years to come.

Wool is very comfortable
The soft feeling of wool makes it a dream to sleep on! Cashmere, lambswool and mohair are all luxury materials found in the highest quality mattresses and chosen for their strength and softness!

Wool is naturally hypoallergenic
Allergic reactions to wool are very rare, making it a perfect material for those with sensitive skin. On top of that, wool doesn’t attract dust mites, so is a good choice if you have allergies.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

10 Things You Might Not Know About Napping

Napping, the short sleep championed by young children, students, and various cultures all over the world, is increasing in popularity, with some forward-thinking businesses even providing places for their employees to nap. But whether you’re interested in having a twenty-minute doze during the day or not, here are some things about napping that you might not know.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Falling Leaves, Falling Prices! Our Autumn Sale Has Begun!

We’ve clung to summer here at Mattressman, but now it’s time to embrace autumn! With Halloween on the way, it’s a spooky time of year that might have you diving under your duvet — so you’d better make sure your bed’s up to standard!

We’ve got so many fantastic mattresses and bed frames in our sale that you’ll find you’re spoilt for choice, no matter what your budget or what room you’re trying to furnish!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Over to You: Your Best Sleep Suggestions!

Sleeptember is over! The Sleep Council have once again run a fantastic campaign and done great work to make people aware of the benefits of a good night’s sleep!

But it seems a lot of you are already very clued up on how to achieve that! For our Sleeptember competition, we asked our Facebook fans to give us their best tip on how to sleep well. Responses ranged from tried-and-tested methods to new ideas that just went to show that every individual is different. We’ve pooled together some of the best suggestions — maybe you’ll find something that helps you!