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Hay Fever Season: How to Sleep with a Cold

As we come into the spring and summer months, hay fever makes sleeping a lot more difficult for thousands of people every night. Fortunately, there are ways of combating the symptoms of puffy eyes and stuffy noses that can help you retain your usual sleep pattern, even when dealing with an increased pollen count. Here [] …

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What is Sleep Paralysis?

Sleep paralysis describes a temporary state of immobility in which you may feel awake but cannot move. It is estimated that 75% of sleep paralysis episodes involve hallucinations and, sometimes, it can feel like someone is in your bedroom or that there is a great pressure on your chest. While it can be a frightening [] …

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What Is Jet Lag, And How Do You Overcome It?

There’s nothing more exciting than travel. After working hard for months at a time, every so often, we book ourselves a holiday to get away from the stresses of everyday life. Sometimes, these holidays take us thousands of miles away to the furthest corners of the globe. At this point, we start to experience symptoms [] …

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Why Is REM Sleep Important?

REM sleep is perhaps the most important stage of the dream cycle. During it, the brain is active in a very similar way to when you’re awake, and for this reason, is sometimes also known as paradoxical or desynchronised sleep. REM sleep is crucial for the brain’s development and processing at the end of a [] …

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How To Take A Nap: A Guide To Healthy Napping

Let’s face it: sometimes, 8 hours just isn’t enough. Between work, social lives and personal time, our bedtime routines simply can’t cut it. This is where the power of a good nap comes into play. Of course, it’s important to remember that there are many different views on naps, with some researchers believing them to [] …

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Best Mattresses Of 2022

Wondering how you can get the best sleep possible this year? Ensuring you have the correct mattress for the way you sleep is paramount to years of great snoozing, so it’s worth taking your time to find out what is right for you. With so many mattresses to choose from, it can be hard sometimes [] …

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Leather Bed Care Guide

All of the leather beds we stock are made from faux leather, a synthetic, artificial type of leather. Comprised of a plastic base, faux leather is cruelty-free, cheaper than real leather, and more resistant to cracking or UV fading. On top of this, it’s also one of the easiest types of bed frames to look [] …

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A Guide To All Mattress Add-Ons

There are so many extra benefits to mattresses that can make it hard to know which ones you should opt for. Heres our guide to all mattress add-ons Handles One of the most basic features of a mattress, handles can be placed on either side of the long edges of a mattress to ensure you [] …

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Headboard Buying Guide

Finding the right headboard for your bedroom can often be a struggle, when there are so many options available it can be hard to choose! Read on and ask yourself these questions to help find the perfect headboard for your bedroom aesthetic and budget… 1) What type of bed frame do I have? Whilst separate [] …

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Fabric Bed Care Guide

Fabric and upholstered bed frames are some of the cosiest additions to a bedroom, however, they can be some of the hardest to clean too. Having said this, if you keep on top of a cleaning schedule, then you’ll likely not reach a point where you’ll have to undertake vigorous cleaning. Here are our top [] …

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SleepSoul Buying Guide

Developed by Birlea, SleepSoul was launched in order to bring the nation the perfect night’s sleep. Recently established, SleepSoul knows the ins and outs of what makes a great night’s sleep due to Birlea’s 20 years of experience in the bed and furniture industry. Read on to learn about SleepSoul’s brilliant qualities and whether their [] …

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Wooden Bed Care Guide

Aside from their cosy style, wooden beds are a fantastic option due to their easy-to-care-for nature. Wooden beds are known for their brilliant durability, and when looked after properly, you can extend their longevity. Here are our top tips on how to look after your wooden bed, all of which are extremely simple… What are [] …

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Birlea Buying Guide

Whether you’re looking for a bed frame, mattress or furniture, Birlea supplies it all. One of our most diverse suppliers, Birlea has no shortage of innovative design, award-winning comfort and functional pieces to offer. Read on to find out the benefits of Birlea… What does Birlea have to offer? Beautiful bed frames When it’s time [] …

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What Are The Best Bunk Beds?

When looking for the perfect bunk bed, there are lots of factors to consider before purchasing, especially if it’s for siblings who share a room. These aspects are: Size: you don’t want the bunk bed to be so high that it’s inches away from your ceiling, so make sure you know your measurements before purchasing. [] …

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Dunlopillo Buying Guide

Pioneered by a group of scientists, Dunlopillo latex foam was initially used for lots aside from mattresses when established in the 1920s. From padding for local trams, trains and aircraft, the first Dunlopillo latex mattress didn’t arrive until the 1940s. What makes a Dunlopillo mattress? Latex, latex, latex! Every Dunlopillo mattress is comprised of latex, [] …

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How Do Ottoman Beds Work?

Ottomans are a great option if you’re looking for a new bed. There’s a lot of storage under your bed that goes unused, and ottomans are the bed that utilises it to its full extent. Using a gas spring hydraulics system, the mattress can be lifted up to reveal complete under-bed storage. How do ottomans [] …

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Sleepeezee Buying Guide

Established in 1924, Sleepeezee holds traditional family values to the heart of its operations. Based in Kent and employing over 300 craftsmen who are experts in mattress manufacturing, there are so many aspects to the way Sleepeezee conduct their business that makes the one of the most appealing brands in the market. Read on to [] …

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Wooden Bed Buying Guide

With an amazing budget range and high-quality options for wooden beds available, no one is limited to having a stunning natural piece in their bedroom. Bringing warmth and cosy style, a wooden bed frame is a way to go if youre striving for this kind of style in your bedroom. Here are our top tips [] …

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Relyon Buying Guide

With over 160 years of experience making mattresses, Relyon is truly a brand you can rely on to provide a supportive and comfortable nights sleep for many years to come. Based in Wellington, Somerset, Relyon’s philosophy is the same today as it was when they were established in 1858: comfort is paramount. Read on to [] …

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British Bed Company Buying Guide

For those looking for a mattress, bedding, headboard or divan, the British Bed Company is a brilliant option that strikes the perfect balance between quality and affordability. Here is a quick guide to navigating all of the products that the British Bed Company has to offer, and some of their most appealing features across their [] …

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Divan Buying Guide

Thinking about adding a divan base to your bedroom but don’t really know much about them? Below we’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions about divans to help you out What is a divan base? The most popular style of bed in the UK, a divan base is a bed frame consisting of [] …

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Best Budget Mattresses Guide

Sometimes it’s hard to know if cheaper mattresses are of good value. Paying a cheaper price tag doesn’t have to mean getting a poor quality mattress, and that’s why we have put together the ‘best budget mattresses guide’. Below you will find our top 6 mattresses that offer comfort, support and an appealing, affordable price. [] …

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Sealy Buying Guide

Always at the forefront with new ideas, designs and ways to bring better sleep across the world, Sealy is one of the most recognisable global bed brands. Manufacturing since 1881, it’s no wonder that Sealy knows all there is to know about getting a well-rested, supported night’s sleep. Here, we’ll include all the details you [] …

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What Mattress Tension Do I Need?

When deciding what mattress support is best for you, you have to ask yourself a number of questions. What a lot of people don’t know is that our mattress needs can change with every new mattress that we get. In other words, what might have worked for you eight years ago, may not now. So, [] …

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A Guide To Mattress Toppers

Mattress toppers are especially useful for several groups of people: those looking to prolong their current mattress, renters, students and more. For all of these people, investing in a new mattress may be either 1) out of your budget or 2) not your responsibility, as your bed is provided by your landlord. So how do [] …

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JAY-BE Buying Guide

100 years of innovating sleep Founded in Yorkshire over 100 years ago, JAY-BE’s products have developed and evolved to the extraordinary level they are today. In constantly looking for ways to improve their sleeping solutions, JAY-BE has quickly become one of the most sustainable and innovative brands in the industry. From award-winning technologies and materials, [] …

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Hypnos Buying Guide

With over one hundred years in the mattress industry, Hypnos has become one of the most trusted and premium sleep brands across the UK. We’re going to take you through some of the best aspects of Hypnos, alongside some of their best mattresses too… Royal Warrant Royal Warrants have been issued for centuries, namely to [] …

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Silentnight Buying Guide

About Silentnight With over 70 years of experience in mattress manufacturing, it’s no wonder that Silentnight has been recognised as a Superbrand for the past 13 years. Innovating and demonstrating their product knowledge, quality and expertise have earned them this recognition as well as their many endorsements from Which? Best Buy across a multitude of [] …

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Open Coil VS Pocket Sprung Mattresses

Generally, there are four types of mattresses:pocket sprung,open coil,memory foamandlatex. These four types can be narrowed down even further into categories of mattresses with spring systems (pocket sprung and open coil) or foam-like structures (memory and latex). Whilst open coil and pocket sprung mattresses go under this umbrella together, they’re still significantly different. Pinpointing the [] …

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What Are The Best Mattress Fillings?

When purchasing a new mattress, it’s important to understand what fillings are available and what might be best suited to you. The categories that mattress fillings usually fall into are natural or synthetic, both of which have a range of beneficial properties. Firstly, let’s kick off with what synthetic fillings have to offer… Synthetic fillings [] …

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What Is The Most Comfortable Mattress?

When we’re looking for a new mattress, this is certainly a question that’s going to spring to your mind. However, a problem with this particular question is what one person might find comfortable, another may find the opposite. In other words, what we find comfortable is completely subjective. This blog is going to delve into [] …

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Sleep Disorders Explained

Often elusive, sleep disorders are complex to understand and treat. Here we explain what some of the most common and well-known sleep disorders are, their symptoms, potential causes and how people affected go about treatment. Insomnia One of the more common sleep disorders, symptoms of insomnia are struggling to go to sleep even though you’re [] …

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Freshers: How Students Can Get The Best Sleep

Going to university is both exciting and intimidating, entering the social sphere where you know little or no people and are throwing yourself into the deep end of studying. For those prepared with their home comforts, we’re sure that there’s nothing to stop your thriving across studies, societies and social events too. Student housing is [] …

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Ottoman Buying Guide

What is an ottoman bed? You’re on the search for a stylish new bed frame and you keep seeing ottoman beds pop up but what actually are they? Ottomans are a combination of furnishing and a storage solution. Dating back to the Ottoman Empire, an ottoman was typically a wooden storage chest that doubled [] …

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How To Protect Your Bed Against Bed Bugs

Bed bugs, creatures that everyone dreads yet believe will never actually infest their home, until they do. Unfortunately, it can be easy to get bed bugs in your home but there are many ways to protect yourself from them. Firstly, what are the signs of bed bugs? You’ll probably first realise that you have bed [] …

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Celebrating British Manufacturing

Here at Mattressman, we love to celebrate stocking a vast range of British-made sleeping solutions. Helping support British industry and improving the environment, our trusted suppliers do so much to bring the nation a great night’s sleep. Our blog this week is dedicated to British manufacturing, discussing our manufacturers outstanding qualities and values they uphold [] …

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Adjusting To The Clocks Going Forward

Daylight saving hours sometimes feel like a blessing or a curse for an array of reasons. This March, we’re putting the clocks forward on the last Sunday of the month which is both good and bad: providing us with more sunlight but throwing off our internal body clock by losing an hours sleep. This year [] …

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Sleep In Lockdown: The Stats

Mattressman has recently conducted a survey in order to find out how COVID-19 lockdowns have affected our sleep quality, patterns and habits. Our statistics were based on the answers from 700 respondents and revealed that lockdowns have worsened our sleep across these areas. Take a look at our infographic below to find out more When [] …

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Black Friday with Mattressman

Black Friday is one of the greatest sale periods for companies across the UK and the world in these times. And whilst this has been a very different year, our Black Friday sale is better than any other! Make sure to get the most of our SUPERHERO SAVINGS this Black Friday with Mattressman, where you [] …

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How Long Is The Ideal Nap?

When it comes to napping, many people think ‘the longer, the better’. But is that true? If you have a long nap and still wake up feeling hazy and unrefreshed, it’s probably because you woke up in the middle of a sleep cycle. If you don’t know how the sleep cycle works, we recommend that [] …

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Zero Waste Mattress Disposal

Join Mattressman in #ZeroWasteWeek to help save our planet. Over the past year, there have been many headlines that have hit hard in relation to climate change. From the bushfires in Australia and more recently California, the effects of climate change are becoming more apparent. Even as the world halted due to coronavirus our environment [] …

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Recycling Your Old Mattress

In recent years, there’s been a lot of debate around recycling with COP26 discussions bringing a lot of issues to life. This has caused many industries to query their levels of sustainability, with mattresses proving no exception. The bushfires in Australia have caused a surge of people donating to the cause, but it makes us [] …

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How Often Should You Replace Your Bed Frame?

There’s always talk about how often we should be replacing our mattresses, but have you given much thought to how often we should change our bed frames? In one of our earlier blogs: ‘How long should a mattress really last?’, we came to the conclusion that there isn’t a ‘certain time’ that our mattress starts [] …

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How Long Should A Mattress Really Last?

Although you may not know it, this is a contested question! As you can probably tell, it’s hard to actually know how long a mattress should last, especially when you consider the range of different answers you can come across from a simple Google search. That’s exactly the reason that we decided to look into [] …

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Are Mattresses Vegan?

Commonly, the definition of veganism is someone who doesn’t eat or use animal products, and becoming a vegan often requires you to think about aspects that go beyond food. This means you have to question the products you purchase, considering if there are aspects of the manufacturing process that has used non-vegan materials. A question [] …

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The Best Budget Memory Foam Mattresses

Everyone’s heard of memory foam and the joys of its comfort. There are certainly some great value memory foam mattresses out there, but you may not have heard of memory’s cheaper alternative: reflex foam. With this, hybrid memory foam and spring system mattresses are a popular choice too. When looking for a mattress there are [] …

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Six Surprising And Scary Sleep Facts

Halloween is upon us, so what’s the best way to celebrate? Frighten you with some unusual and scarily relatable sleep facts of course! Read on and you may just be truly terrified The spooks of sleep paralysis Although not particularly common, sleep paralysis is said to be horrifying to people that experience them. During an [] …

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Bedding size guide

Normally, the size of mattress you have will indicate what kind of duvet you have. For example, a single mattress will generally have a single duvet cover. Duvet covers and mattresses are not actually the same when it comes down to the dimensions. So what actually are the sizes of duvets in comparison to their [] …

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Divans vs. bed frames

Is a divan better than a bedstead? The question of whether a divan or bed frame is better is certainly a tricky one. Both have pros and cons which make it particularly difficult to understand which kind of bed has the upperhand. That’s exactly what we are going to go through, seeing if there’s a [] …

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Back to School and How to Prepare

If you’re a parent with children that are going back to school, you may be excited for (or dreading) the month of September. Whether you are looking forward to it or not, you will always want your kid(s) to start the year in the best way possible. We are going to share our top tips [] …

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National stop snoring week

Today sees the start of National Stop Snoring Week, a weekdedicated to raising awareness and reminding people who suffer from the condition that they needn’t lose out on sleep because of it. Snoring can actually be treated very effectively. Snoring is caused when excess tissue in the throat vibrates whilst breathing in our sleep, and [] …

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Are sleepwalkers better at multitasking?

Somnambulism, or sleepwalking as it’s more commonly known, is something that affects around 2-4% of the population, and while common in children, most will grow out of it by the time they hit their teens. Originally, sleepwalking was thought to be the sleeper acting out their dreams, but it was then discovered that sleepwalking actually [] …

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Top mattresses of 2017

Winter is on its way, which means another year is quickly coming to a close, so we thought now would be a good time to share our top 10 mattresses for 2017! We all need our beauty sleep, and seeing as Christmas is just around the corner, there has never been a better time to [] …

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The Nook Appeal

Back in December 2015, Mattressman made a pledge to EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices) to raise a whopping £25,000 for their Nook Appeal. The appeal was launched in order to raise money for a brand new children’s hospice in the heart of Norfolk to provide children with life-threatening conditions and their families with a secure, [] …

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What makes yawning contagious?

How long will it take for you to yawn whilst reading this blog? Fingers crossed you’ll make it to the end, but yawning is one of those strange things that, for some reason, when we see or hear someone do it, we can’t help but yawn ourselves. Theres something thats so contagious about yawning, but [] …

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How much sleep do we really need?

As human beings, around a third of our lives are spent sleeping. If we don’t get enough good quality sleep, we’ll find ourselves unable to function properly from day to day, not to mention the impact it can have on our health. With that in mind, it’s not uncommon to worry about how many hours [] …

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The benefits of using pillow protectors

Where would you be without pillows on your bed? Needless to say, it wouldn’t be the most comfortable nights sleep. With pillows being such an important asset, you may already have a set of pillow protectors cocooning your pillow, but you may not be aware of the benefits a pillow protector can offer both your wallet [] …

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How to keep a sleep diary

Everyone knows how to keep a diary and you’ve probably written one or two in your time, but you may not know about keeping a regular sleep diary. Journaling your dreams, the quality of your sleep and how you feel in the morning can be very beneficial to tracking any patterns in your routine [] …

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Our guide to mattress protectors

One of the essentials to a comfy and clean bed is a good mattress protector it may be something that you’ve not really thought about buying before, but its certainly worth investing in. Mattress protectors can offer much more than just a barrier between your bed linen and mattress; with plenty of options available right [] …

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How to stress less and sleep more

We’d all like a less stressful life, but with our busy routines alongside general life pressures, being stress-free can seem more of a dream than a reality. So much so, that it may be affecting us more than we think, potentially even causing us to lose out on valuable sleep because of it. We’ve compiled [] …

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Recycling and reusing your old duvet

With autumn on its way, the evenings are drawing in and the temperature is getting colder, which means you may be looking to purchase a new duvet. Luckily, we have a few solutions for recycling and reusing your old duvet just in time for the change of season. If you haven’t already re-homed your old [] …

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Introducing Zero Waste Week

This week is Zero Waste Week. Launched back in 2008, Zero Waste Week was developed with the intention of raising awareness of the zero waste philosophy and the impact that creating waste has on the environment, animals and us as human beings. This may be the first time you’ve heard of the term “zero-waste” or [] …

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Don’t lose sleep over your GSCE results

We’d like to say a big congratulations to everyone receiving their GCSE results today! One thing is for certain: the hard work is finally over. Now is the time to enjoy the moment, no matter what your results are. Remember that you have plenty of options available to you, along with lots of support should [] …

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Caring for your pillows

Pillows are quite simple to maintain. Here are Mattressmans top tips and tricks to keep them in fantastic condition Fluffing Fluffing your pillow every morning is a great way of getting air into it. This encourages the evaporation of excess moisture, which helps to curb the growth of bacteria and mould. Fluffing also prevents clumping, [] …

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Caring for your mattress

Keeping your mattress in good shape is essential to securing those eight hours a night, but it isn’t as difficult as you may think, so here are our tips for maintaining a healthy, happy mattress. Unwrap your new mattress Take your new mattress from the plastic wrapping straight away. This will give it plenty of [] …

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Buying a mattress for two: 5 handy tips

We know that buying a mattress can be tricky, especially if you share a bed—what’s ideal for one of you might spell a sleepless night for the other. Here, we tell you what mattress types you might want to look out for, what to avoid, and some tips and tricks for buying a mattress as [] …

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Sleeping badly? You may need a new mattress

This month, the Sleep Council has been running its brilliant “May be Time for a New Mattress!” campaign, encouraging people to replace their old, worn-out mattresses. Did you know that even if your mattress seems fine, it might not be? How do you tell? Find out below Is it seven years or older? Even if [] …

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How your bed can affect your hayfever

Hayfever typically starts to rear its ugly head around summertime, however, pesky dust mites can really disrupt your sleep. Dust mites can be a problem the whole year-round, but they prefer warm, humid environments. A dust allergy can make other allergy symptoms, including hayfever symptoms, much worse. So, what exactly are dust mites? Dust mites [] …

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Mattressman gets behind the Nook Appeal

We are delighted to announce that this year we have pledged to raise £25,000 for the Nook Appeal! East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH) hope to build a purpose-built hospice, the Nook, for life-threatened children in East Anglia. The Nook, which will be based just outside Norwich, will have some fantastic new features for the children [] …

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10 tips for testing mattresses

The Sleep Council continues with its Sleeptember sleep awareness campaign, and we continue bringing you information about how you can get a better night’s sleep. Your mattress is obviously very important to how well you sleep, and you need to make sure you have one that suits you. But do you know how to test [] …

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Are you getting enough sleep?

How much sleep should you aim to get a night? The results of studies vary. Researchers at the University of California have said that we need at least six hours of sleep a night so that we can recharge our batteries and absorb the new information weve learned throughout the day. There are some who [] …