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Here you can find our latest news and features of interest. Any information found on the site is free to use, we just ask that you please credit The National Bed Federation accordingly.

Have a look around. If you can’t find what you want then contact us– we’ve lots more that’s not on here.

We can also offer expert advice on buying a new bed. Just call Simon Williams or Jessica Alexander on 01756 799950 or email info@bedfed.org.uk.

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…
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Let the FIESTA commence

June 15, 2017
Trade associations from across the UK furniture and interiors industries have united under a single banner, the Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills and Training Alliance (FIESTA), to combat the threat of a widening skills gap. The new organisation aims to unite and inspire furniture and interiors businesses, helping the industry…
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KEEP YOUR COOL IN BED THIS SUMMER

June 6, 2017
Sun-starved Brits may welcome high-end temperatures this summer, but over-hot nights can play havoc in the bedroom. “When the sun comes out we can enjoy days in the garden, a picnic and dusting off the BBQ – but we forget the effect the warm days can have on our bedrooms…
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NBF INTRODUCES ‘EXPRESS’ SALES TRAINING

May 22, 2017
The National Bed Federation (NBF) has launched a shortened version of its established training programme for retail salespeople – the ‘Express Sleep Sales’ course. Derived from its full Sleep Sales course, the ‘express’ version is for those salespeople who choose not to record their weekly sales data or for those…
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MAY be time for a new bed?

May 2, 2017
Put a spring in your step this season with a new mattress. According to the National Bed Federation (NBF), we should replace our mattress about every seven years. “The foundation of a good night’s sleep is a comfortable bed,” said Simon Williams, marketing manager at the National Bed Federation (NBF),…
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BFC RESPONDS TO FURNITURE AND FIRE RETARDANTS MEDIA STORY

April 12, 2017
In response to recent newspaper coverage linking certain fire retardant chemicals used in upholstery fabrics to an increase in some types of cancer, the British Furniture Confederation (BFC) has issued a statement.   The chemical it referred to, decaBDE, has been used in the furniture industry – mostly in upholstery…
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NBF RESEARCH REVEALS CONSUMER SPENDING HABITS

April 4, 2017
More consumers are shopping online for a new bed, research from The National Bed Federation (NBF) reveals. In the last six months (Sep 2016 – Feb 2017), 46% of new bed purchases were made online - a 17% increase from the previous survey (Mar 2016 – Aug 2016). Said Simon Williams, marketing manager at the NBF: “In-store bed…
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BED BUYING: ONLINE VS INSTORE

March 20, 2017
Know your facts before buying online or instore, says the National Bed Federation (NBF). “At one time, we would traditionally always go to a shop if we needed a new bed, but shopping online has become part of our everyday lives now,” said Simon Williams, marketing manager at NBF. “There…
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