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:

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Sleep Expressions Explained!

The English language is full of funny phrases that we don’t even think about — have you ever wondered why you tell someone to “sleep tight”, or why you’re wondering if a particularly grumpy person “got out the wrong side of bed” that morning? Here we bring you the origins of some of the most interesting sleep-related expressions we’ve come across!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Guest Post | Top Tips on Storing a Mattress Safely

This is a guest post by Drew of Big Yellow Self Storage.

Mattresses can cost many hundreds of pounds so they’re quite an investment. If ever you need to store a mattress, knowing how to maximise the chances of it surviving intact and coming out in a useable condition will help safeguard your investment and give many years of future use.

Protect the Surface

Whether you’re storing a mattress at home or in a self storage facility, use a purpose made mattress bag to protect the surface from dust or pests. Regardless of where you keep it, there’s always the chance that even if the surrounding air is clean and the location is temperature controlled, the mattress can be soiled by the items next to it.
Mattress bags are available for all sizes of mattresses. Look for them in DIY or home stores, or ask at your local self storage facility as they often have them for sale. They offer better protection than you’ll get by simply wrapping the mattress in plastic.