Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Celebrating Diversity

Pride season is finally here, and with it comes the chance to celebrate diversity in all its forms. A lot of couples come through our doors every day, looking for either the perfect mattress or a bed frame that they both admire. It can be a hard task keeping everyone happy - just ask our sales team - but no matter who comes through those doors, we always aim to offer you the best advice and find you a mattress that you’ll love. That’s why we offer a range of different tensions and even split tension mattresses, because even the closest of couples don’t agree on everything.

If you and your partner have different preferences when it comes to mattress tension, ask a member of our sales team to show you one of our split tension mattresses. We can tailor your side of the bed to suit your individual needs, and if your partner fidgets a lot at night, you can opt for one of our pocket sprung models, which are specifically designed to minimise roll-together and offer you a better night’s sleep with fewer disturbances. Towns and cities up and down the country will soon be awash with colour in a sea of rainbow flags, and so before all of the celebrations get under way, we’d like to take this opportunity to reaffirm our support for the LGBT+ community and to remind everyone that no matter who you are or whom you share your bed with, we’re here to help you sleep better and dream big!

Happy Pride everyone!


Friday, 21 July 2017

Get comfy with bump for a great night’s sleep with these 11 tips for summer snoozing

Sleeping in the summer is difficult enough without being pregnant, so the added dimension of trying to get comfortable with a bump makes things even trickier. So how can you stay cool and comfortable when you’re pregnant during the summer months? We have a few ideas at Mattressman to help you through the next few months.

A poll carried out by the National Sleep Foundation found that 78% of mums-to-be in the USA have trouble sleeping – is that because of the cravings, toilet trips or trying to get comfortable? Probably all three! If you’re not part of that very lucky 22% then try out the following tips for a restful night’s kip during pregnancy.

To make sleepless nights a thing of the past (until your bundle of joy arrives!), give these ideas a go:

  • Get your daily dose of fresh air each day, heading outside for at least 30 minutes. This will reinforce your sleep-wake cycle so you’ll sleep better at night.
  • Eat regularly to keep your blood sugar level, choosing meals that are slow to digest, such as wholegrain carbs, proteins and vegetables.
  • Skip the late night snacks!
  • Keep cool – your temperature increases during pregnancy, so get yourself a low-profile, 4.5 tog duvet, open the window, and find your ideal temperature.
  • Have a nice relaxing bubble bath and cuddle up before bed.
  • Get comfy – with more pressure on your spine, comfort is key. Fill your bed with all the pillows you need, including a pregnancy pillow, which supports the length of your body.
  • When your bump is getting big, the best position to sleep in is on your left side, putting you in the ideal position to increase the amount of blood and nutrients that reach the placenta and your baby. Keep your legs and knees bent and put a pillow between your legs.
  • Try not to toss and turn – if you’re restless, get out of bed for a bit and walk around the house, then get back in bed and try to sleep again.
  • If you need to nap, keep it short and sweet – don’t go for longer than 30 minutes.
  • Turn off the lights – even things like alarm clocks and iPad screens; artificial light can disturb natural sleep. If you’re struggling to sleep because of invading light from outside, it may be worth investing in some blackout curtains or blinds.
  • Keep the bed for sleep – you don’t want your brain to associate your bedroom with other activities that could stop you from being able to wind down at night.

Enjoy your summer pregnancy and make sure you get enough sleep! For help and advice, get in touch with your local Mattressman store, where our sleep experts will be more than happy to help.

Sleep well!

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Tips for a comfortable night's sleep this Summer

This warm summer weather is great for BBQs and family fun, with everyone in good spirits and enjoying the fresh air – but it’s not always that great when it comes to bedtime…

It can be a struggle to fall asleep in the summer, so we’ve come up with a few ideas to help you get a good night’s kip in the heat:

  • Keep your curtains and blinds closed in the day to stop the sunshine getting in, keeping your room cool for bedtime
  • Try not to eat or drink alcohol too late as this can make it difficult to get to sleep
  • Avoid getting sunburnt as it’ll make sleeping an even more difficult task
  • Take a cool shower before bed – be careful not to go too cold though!
  • Use cotton sheets to let the air circulate.
  • Open your window to let the fresh air in – if it’s too loud to sleep with the window open, invest in some earplugs.
  • Stick a fan on to circulate the air in your bedroom.
  • Get a thin, low-tog duvet to stop you from overheating.
  • Get a nice, cooling mattress - one that wicks moisture away from the body will help to regulate your temperate.
  • Try to lie still so you don’t create additional heat.
  • Wear cotton PJs to let your skin breathe and keep you cool.
  • Turn over your pillow half way through the night to benefit from the cool side.
  • Keep a glass of water by your bedside in case you wake up thirsty.

If you try to follow these top tips, fingers crossed you’ll sleep sweetly, even in the height of summer!

For advice on what sheets, duvets and mattresses to get for a great night’s sleep,
get in touch with the team at Mattressman – our sleep experts will be more than happy to help in-store and online.

Sleep well!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Have Fun Keeping Fit in the Fresh Air this Summer

Things are hotting up with the arrival of summer, which can make sleeping a bit of a struggle. At Mattressman, we know that regular exercise helps us to sleep better, so we’ve got a few fitness tips for you to try out this summer in the great outdoors – that way, you can keep fit without missing out on the bright mornings and warm summer evenings.

It’s time to break free from the gym, as we’re getting out and about in the sunshine! Now is the best time to get some fresh air whilst the weather is warm and dry, so outdoor exercises are the way forward.

If you’re lucky enough to have a local BMF (British Military Fitness) or parkrun you can take part in, why not give it a try? Both of these events usually take place in parks and open green spaces, so you can get your daily dose of exercise and fresh air in scenic surroundings – you’ll meet like-minded people, too!

Open-air swimming pools are a great way to get outside and exercise, so if you’re fortunate enough to have one on your doorstep, make the most of it while the weather’s on your side. It’s great fun for all the family, too!

On really hot days, try not to exercise in the midday heat – by sticking to early mornings and late evenings, you’ll conserve energy, minimise the risk of dehydration and sunstroke, and it’ll also leave the main bulk of the day free for having fun in the sun.

Fresh air and increased oxygen mean you’ll be in a great mood with all of that serotonin, plus being in a different environment means you don’t realise how long you’re exercising for, unlike when you’re running on a treadmill. That means more enjoyment, which leads to more exercise and a healthier, happier lifestyle!

With regular outdoor workouts, you’ll find you start to get better quality sleep, especially if it’s in a comfy bed from  Mattressman!

Sleep Well!

Monday, 12 June 2017

Our Sleep Tips for Banishing Those Festival Blues.

With the music of your favourite band still ringing in your ears and the festival blues settling in, we thought today would be the perfect time to share our tips on how to get a good night's sleep and make the thought of you’re muddy tent a distant memory!

Ditch the Tech Before You Get into Bed!

We know it’s tempting to start planning your next festival straight away or scrolling through photos from your weekend away, but putting down your phone before bed will not only keep those blues at bay but has been proven to help you get a better night's sleep!

Soak the Blues Away

After all the music and mud, you’ll definitely be in need of a little R&R! A long soak in the bath will not only help your feet after all that dancing, but a bath right before bed can help you to unwind and prepare your body for some well earned rest.

Sleep Soundly

Music may be the last thing on your mind when you think of going to sleep, but listening to soothing sounds is guaranteed to help you drift off and feel a million miles away from any sodden tent or muddy field.

Schedule in a Routine

Much like how you would schedule in time at a festival to see your favourite band, your sleep is just as important when you get back home! A weekend of music and dancing can really throw your sleep pattern out, so make sure you schedule in a set time for bed each night. A full night's sleep and a regular routine will have you bright eyed and free of the festival blues in no time!

Sleep well! 

Friday, 9 June 2017

Mattressman Nottingham - Bigger and Better Than Before!

When you walk through the doors of Mattressman on Castle Marina Retail Park, just off Radford Boulevard in Nottingham, you cannot help but notice the improvements we've made to provide our customers with an even better shopping experience.

With Mattressman previously residing inside Betta Living as a concession store, it was a sad sight to see the entire building forced to cease trading when Betta Living went into administration. But now that Mattressman has breathed new life into the building, the store is bigger and better than ever.

Mattressman worked tirelessly to take over the entire space, protecting the jobs of those working in the store and creating additional jobs downstairs. Better yet, the bottom floor now grants disabled and elderly customers greater access to the store and a new children's area has been assembled to the rear of the store to allow a wider range of bunk beds, sleepers, mattresses and bedside furniture.

At Mattressman Nottingham you can benefit from internet prices in-store and free next-working-day delivery when you spend over £45. The fantastic brands in-store include Sleepeezee, The British Bed Company, Breasley, Hypnos, Silentnight, Sealy and Relyon, covering not only mattresses and bed frames but also divans and ottomans, kids’ beds, headboards, bedding and more.

Mattressman is proud to continue serving the people of Nottingham with a better night’s sleep and will be open seven days a week as of 10th June.

Sleep well!

Monday, 22 May 2017

Ey Up! Mattressman's Coming to Rotherham!

Mattressman is proud to announce that we're opening a brand new concession store on the Great Eastern Retail Park in South Yorkshire's Rotherham!

As one of the nation's most trusted retailers of mattresses, bed frames and divans, we stock some of the most popular names in sleep, including Silentnight and Relyon. And with exclusive brands like Snuggle Beds and The British Bed Company, you won't find a showroom like ours anywhere else in the country.

Our selection of pocket-friendly mattresses means you can shop with confidence, safe in the knowledge that your new bed will be wonderfully comfortable and well within budget. Mattressman also stocks a fantastic choice of duvets and pillows, made-to measure divans, and bedroom furniture in an array of contemporary styles and finishes.

The retail park is easy to find and has plenty of free parking, so there's no reason not to visit. And with over a 1 million happy customers, you can rely on us to do you proud!

Sleep well, duck!