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How To Clean A Mattress

An often-overlooked aspect of bedroom hygiene, cleaning a mattress isn’t as straightforward as it may seem. There are lots to consider and hidden obstacles to manage, which is why so many of us choose to not bother cleaning our mattresses.  Over time, mattresses develop smells, stains, and other gross imperfections through years of use. While [] …

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The True Cost Of A Good Night’s Sleep

Be honest; how often do you turn things off standby? Sometimes it can feel like those pesky red lights serve no other purpose other than to tease you into getting out of your comfy bed only to switch off a socket. Fortunately, standby lights do remind us of the wider problem with continual energy use: [] …

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What is Spring Fatigue?

Do you find your energy dwindling when the warmer weather emerges? Some people refer to this as Spring Fatigue. While it isn’t an actual medical or psychological disorder, there are hints as to where the common symptoms come from and what may be done to avoid them. Spring Fatigue can be frustrating when it seems [] …

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sleeping With A Partner: The Pros And Cons

This Valentine’s, we’re bringing you some of the pros and cons of sleeping with your partner. See if any of these apply to you and your partner The cuddle chemical When you snuggle down with your partner in bed, our brains release hormones. Oxytocin helps us relax, feel calm, protected, and reduce anxiety. All of [] …

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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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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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Breathing Techniques For Better Sleep

Upon reading the title of this blog, you could be forgiven for thinking that we’d forgotten how to count. However, numberphiles can sleep easy, because today’s blog isn’t about counting but rather a clever little breathing exercise that’s currently making the rounds online. The breathing exercise in question is called ‘4-7-8’, and some tabloids claim [] …

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Sharing The Bed With Your Baby

Co-sleeping is practised in many parts of the world and involves babies and young children sleeping close to their parents rather than in a separate room. The practise centres on sleeping in sensory proximity to one another so that individuals – whether side by side or in a bassinet across the room – can sense [] …

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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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Perfecting A Back-To-School Sleep Routine

As we say goodbye to the summer, it’s time to get excited about the kids heading back to school, which means a new uniform, new stationery, and of course, getting back into a sensible sleep routine. After plenty of playtimes and longer evenings, all the excitement can mean that getting back into a proper routine [] …

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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. Dust mites Dust mites are microscopic bugs, about [] …

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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 [] …

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