Friday, 24 October 2014

Friday Five: Budget Mattresses!

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for another Friday Five! This week: budget mattresses! With so many new innovations on the market, it’s easy to feel nervous about what all this might cost you. But luckily, some mattresses allow you to have a great night’s sleep without the price tag. Here are five of our favourite mattresses to go for if you’re looking for something on a budget.

The Sealy Backcare Firm

Thursday, 23 October 2014

It's Almost National Sleep In Day!

As we head towards the end of October, we also prepare to make the return to Greenwich Mean Time. While there’s a time change to adjust to, more importantly, the day the clocks go back, Sunday 26th October, is National Sleep In Day! Will you be staying in bed for an hour, or will you be getting up to make the most of the extra time? Either way, it’s as good a time as any to improve your sleeping environment and ensure that you’re getting the best night’s sleep possible as we say goodbye to British Summer Time.

So, how can you improve your sleep environment?

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.