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Adjustable Beds Aren’t Just For The Elderly Or Disabled

June 25, 2018
If you thought that electrically operated adjustable beds were just for the elderly or disabled - think again! Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just those particular sectors of the population that can benefit from adjustable beds - we all can. However, there seems to be a misconception in the…

Mattresses Top Poll of Most Regretted Purchases

May 23, 2018
In a recent poll of 2,490 people carried out by home interiors specialists Hillarys to discover what household product consumers most regretted buying, 29% of respondents said it was their mattress. The top five most regretted purchases were: Mattress 29% Sofa 25% Coffee machine 19% Kitchen gadget 15% Virtual assistant…

Surviving The ‘Lost Hour’

March 22, 2018
With the clocks going forward at 2am on Sunday 25 March 2018, our friends at The Sleep Council are offering advice on how to survive the ‘lost hour’. Said Lisa Artis: “Many people struggle with the ‘lost hour’ when British summertime begins and the clocks jump forward. Although it’s only…

Tell-Tale Signs That Your Bed Needs Replacing

February 28, 2018
As we head into Spring, our in-built human instinct tells us that it’s time to de-clutter our house and spruce things up ready for the longer days ahead. It’s also traditionally a time to start looking to buy new things for the home and garden. March is also National Bed…

Should You Trust Online Mattress Reviews?

January 26, 2018
Many people making key purchases, such as a new bed or mattress, ask their family and friends for their experiences and recommendations. However, in today’s digital world, they often turn to the advice of complete strangers – relying on their online reviews. It is frankly amazing how many people actually…

Tips To Stay Warm In Bed This Winter

January 4, 2018
As winter gets hold, here’s our advice on how to stay warm in bed during the long, cold nights - there’s nothing better than curling up for a great sleep in a warm, cosy bed. Our bedroom environment as well as our beds and bedding all play a part in…

Bed Buying Tips For The January Sales

December 12, 2017
As the biggest sales period descends, how do you make sure that what you buy is a genuinely good bargain? Don’t be caught napping – here’s our guide to bagging a great bed at a great price. • Plan ahead. Before you get to the sales, think about what you…

Should I Buy A Mattress Topper?

November 13, 2017
When answering this question, you need to ask yourself what you are trying to achieve. If you are simply trying to put off buying a new mattress when the one you have is no longer providing you with the level of comfort and support that it did when new, then…

It’s All About That Base…’Bout That Base

September 27, 2017
IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT BASE …’BOUT THAT BASE Meghan Trainor had a valid point in her hit single from 2014 “I’m all about that bass…’bout that bass”. OK, OK, we know she was singing about that ‘bass’ and not that ‘base’. However, when it comes to buying a mattress, what…

Is That Bargain Mattress Really Such A Great Bargain?

September 1, 2017
Like most things in life, you get what you pay for and mattresses are no different. You may be able to buy a so-called memory foam mattress or high-count pocket sprung mattress off the internet for a bargain price – but if it looks too good to be true –…

Holiday Beds – Sweet Dreams Or A Nightmare?

August 16, 2017
When planning a holiday, people tend to do as much research as they possibly can before booking and paying. They check reviews on the resort – does it suit their preferences? Is it quiet and laid back or bustling, full of bars and restaurants? Is there plenty to do if…

Mattress Settlement And Body Impressions

June 16, 2017
One of the most common reasons for consumer telephone calls or emails to the National Bed Federation is the question of settlement – or body impressions – forming on the surface of the mattress where the user lies. This usually manifests itself within the first few weeks of use as…