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.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Regular Exercise Can Help You Sleep Better!

Everyone knows it's important both to exercise regularly and get a good night's sleep. But did you know that these two things can have a direct effect on each other?

The US organisation National Sleep Foundation conducted a poll of adults between the ages of 23 and 60 to learn about people's sleeping habits. They found that people who exercised regularly were much more likely to report sleeping well every night. They were more likely to fall asleep easily every night, and less likely to wake up during the night. In contrast, over 60% of respondents who didn't exercise said that they rarely slept well on work nights, and were much more likely to report symptoms associated with insomnia.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Mattress Bargains in Our Summer Sale!

Don’t miss out on our summer bargains! Our summer sale has started today with dozens of products reduced to unbelievable prices!

Is back pain keeping you from running about on the beach? Why not try an orthopaedic mattress, such as the Ortho Sleep from Silentnight? With a firm tension and Silentnight’s own Miracoil spring system to prevent you and your partner from rolling towards each other, this orthopaedic mattress provides fantastic support that will have you feeling active in no time! It’s now just £249 for a double.

Silentnight Ortho Sleep

If you’ve spent a summer holiday at a luxurious hotel with a bed to die for, and you’re a little disappointed to return home, why not take a look at the Premier range from Hypnos, who provide mattresses to Premier Inns across the country, as well as the Queen herself! The Premier Bedstead mattress can now be yours at just £499 for a double, while the Premier Luxury Pillow Top is £779!

Hypnos Premier Luxury Pillow Top

The weather’s made it tough to sleep recently, but the mattress you sleep on can go some way towards combatting that. The Healthopaedic Zero Gravity 1000, a favourite among Mattressman staff, uses temperature-regulating Tencel, which is naturally breathable and antibacterial, allowing you to stay cool as you sleep. The Zero Gravity is now just £249 for a double.

Healthopaedic Zero Gravity 1000

You can also pick up a bed frame or divan base for your new mattress in our sale, with wooden, metal and leather frames available!