Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Battling Back Pain? Change Your Sleep Position!

Some 80% of adults in the UK will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Though for many people the pain is only temporary, it can negatively affect their day-to-day life, including their sleep. And of course, sleeping badly can have a knock-on effect on everything else.

Not being able to sleep for any reason can be really frustrating, but if it’s back pain that’s stopping you from drifting off, you may be able to ease it at least a little bit. In fact, the cause of your back pain may even relate to the way you sleep.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Thousands Across the World Take Part in International Pillow Fight Day!

Saturday was International Pillow Fight Day! Organised by the Urban Playground Movement, the event has been taking place once a year since 2008. The aim of the Urban Playground Movement is to promote active, social, non-commercial events in the hope that they become a part of popular culture.

Saturday’s pillow fights certainly seemed popular, with events in well over 100 cities and towns worldwide, from Shanghai to Sydney, Madrid to Manchester. We’ve gathered some of the best pictures from around the web under the cut — could this be you next year?

Feathers fly in Trafalgar Square, London.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Look out for Latex!

For the past couple of decades, memory foam has been the go-to foam mattress, with people swearing by the floating-on-a-cloud sensation it offers. But if a memory foam mattress isn’t your cup of tea, you don’t have to miss out, as there are lots of other kinds of foam mattress available.

Latex, which is derived from the sap of rubber trees, is one of the most popular alternatives to memory foam.

It might not look all that appealing during the manufacturing process, but latex mattresses have plenty of benefits. Read on!

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Seeing Is Believing with the Emperor's New Mattress!

We’re so excited to announce the latest addition to our stock: The Emperor’s New Mattress! An offering from 2 Swindlers Ltd., who first made their name creating beautiful clothes for royalty, the Emperor is one of the most luxurious mattresses money can buy. This mattress is so incredible, in fact, that apparently foolish people aren’t even able to see it! Unfortunately we can’t vouch for that, as of course all of us here at Mattressman can see it no problem.

We are truly ruined for all other mattresses.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

The Clocks Are Going Forward, But Don't Despair!

All too soon, it’s that time of year again — the clocks go forward in the small hours of tomorrow morning. The switch to British Summer Time is always considerably more painful than the clock change in October, as not only do you lose an hour’s sleep but it takes longer to adjust to the change in spring than it takes when the clocks go back in the autumn.

It does mean that we’re heading for longer daylight hours, but that’s not much comfort when you’re waking up an hour earlier on Monday morning. So here are some quick tips for how to make it a little easier for yourself:

Friday, 28 March 2014

Smiles All Round at Quiz4Kids!

Last night an intrepid team of Mattressman employees headed out to the Holiday Inn over at Norwich Airport to take part in Quiz4Kids, hosted annually by Heart Radio. Proceeds go to Heart’s registered charity, Have a Heart, which does fantastic work for disadvantaged children in the communities Heart broadcasts to. The Mattressman team, “And In Last Place”, may not have won, but despite the slightly pessimistic name they did finish comfortably around the middle of the results table! It was also a moment that will surely go down in Mattressman history, as our team coined the term “melfie”, or Mattressman selfie!

We’re delighted to have helped raise £3000 for Have a Heart. Well done to the winners and to everyone who took part!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

No Need to Kick off the Covers With Our Summer Duvets!

The weather this past winter may have been slightly milder than usual, but most of us have probably still spent many nights over the last five months or so swaddled in our duvets, thinking sadly of the moment when our alarms will go off and we’ll be forced to leave the warm cocoon of bedding we’ve created for ourselves.