Bedroom Environment

Creating – and maintaining – the perfect sleep environment is an essential part of achieving the best possible quality sleep which is vital for health and wellbeing. Factors includes light, temperature, noise, comfort, gadgets & gizmos, and relaxation.

Chimps Sleep In Cleaner Beds Than We Do!

Chimps Sleep In Cleaner Beds Than We Do!

Think your bed is cleaner than other species? Then think again! Scientists say that, when it comes to sleeping, humans actually doze in dirtier beds than chimpanzees – yuck, time to give the bedroom a good scrub and stop sleeping in our own filth! The findings showed...
Do You Regret Buying Your Bed?

Do You Regret Buying Your Bed?

Ever bought a new item of clothing, thinking it looks great, only to get home and regret your decision? Regretting a purchase doesn’t end with clothing either. A new study has discovered the five most common household items that Brits wish they hadn’t bought. Impulse...

You Agree That Mattresses Impact On Sleep

The bed is often overlooked when it comes to getting a good – or a bad – night’s sleep! And yet it plays a pivotal role. Past research shows that sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress can rob you of up to an hour’s vital, restful sleep. Instead of waking up refreshed,...

Spring Clean Your Bedroom To Help Allergies

Allergic conditions such as allergic rhinitis and asthma are often worse at night and the dreaded house dust mite is one of the most common triggers for an allergic reaction. And the hub of these dust mites is your bed – one of their favourite places to live.  It is...

Sharing A Bed Is Still Popular

Two years after we last asked the question ‘Do you sleep in the same bed as your partner?’ as part of our monthly poll series, it was reassuring to see that the statistics had barely changed – and yes we do still enjoy sharing the bed with our partner! Just over half...

How Stress & Worry Can Affect Your Sleep

Did you know that almost half of Britons say that stress and worry keeps them awake at night? Work pressures, financial worries, health issues or juggling family life are often the main culprits but sometimes external factors can have an effect on our sleep. In July,...

Do You Know When You Should Replace Your Bed?

If you were asked how long do you think a mattress should last, what would your answer be? Five years? 10 years? Or would you say something shocking like 15 years? It’s not uncommon for people to believe that a mattress should last around 10-15 years, even if...

Mattress Buying Habits

On the back of our ‘May be time for a new mattress campaign’ which ran throughout May we wanted to find out “when you last bought a mattress, what did you buy?” And here are the results: A third of you bought a mattress with a divan base and nearly a quarter bought...

Is It Time You Had A New Mattress?

Sunday May 1 heralds the start of our annual ‘May Be Time For A New Mattress’ campaign – designed to get you thinking about how long you’ve had your mattress and if it’s still giving you the comfort and support you need. Many people make the link that lack of sleep...

How Your Mattress Impacts On Allergies

Allergies affect over 21 million adults in the UK and 59% of indoor allergy sufferers say their symptoms feel worse in the bedroom. The dreaded house dust mite is one of the most common triggers for an allergic reaction. And the hub of these dust mites is your bed –...

Grab A Bed Bargain In The January Sales

Is your New Year’s resolution to sleep better? If so, then top of your list to achieve this is to invest in a new bed. And what better time to buy than in the January sales when bed retailers are offering their biggest bargains of the year! A good night’s sleep makes...

New Homes Are Scuppering A Good Night’s Kip

Once again the latest report from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has highlighted that new homes are far too small for people to live in them comfortably with many not meeting the minimum space standard required. And when it comes to bedroom sizes...

The Rise Of The Snoring Room

If you’ve ever been woken by your partner’s deafening snoring tones or struggled to slink into slumber because of the noise coming from your bedside partner, then you’re not alone! Snoring is one of the most common partner disturbances when it comes to sleep and what...

Buying British Is Important

Throughout the month of June, we’ve been flying the flag for British made furniture and in particular the reasons for buying British beds. So the question in this month’s poll was: Is it important to buy British? And for nearly three quarters of you (73%), it was. But...

Look Out For The Buy British Beds Logo

Keep your eyes peeled this summer for retailers displaying the ‘Buy British Beds’ logo and posters in store as part of our month long campaign on why it’s important to buy British beds. There are many reasons for choosing to buy British when buying a bed and we have a...

Mattress May-Hem!

Are you bewildered when it comes to bed buying? Are you unsure if you need a new bed or not? We’re here to help and with our latest campaign – ‘May be time for a new mattress’ – we’re highlighting the benefits a new comfortable, supportive bed can bring and why...

Why Your Bed Is A Hot Spot For Allergies

There’s an estimated 21 million asthma and allergy sufferers* in the UK and the dreaded house dust mite is at the root of most asthma and hayfever suffering. Symptoms can include sneezing, watery eyes, a runny or itchy nose and also itchy skin. And where you can you...

The Complete Guide To Making A Bed

Following our competition with Christy last week, we’ve decided to hijack each other’s blogs in support of National Bed Month! Below is The Complete Guide to Making a Bed from the lovely people over at Christy. You’ll find our blog on the Christy...

Give Your March-ing Orders To Your Old Bed

Our annual awareness event, National Bed Month, kicks off this Sunday (1st March) making it the ideal month to think about giving your grotty old mattresses the heave-ho and invest in a better night’s sleep with a comfortable, new bed. A good night’s sleep does...

Mattresses Are Most Unwanted Second Hand Item

Did you know that, according to a recent poll, the most unwanted second-hand item is a mattress? And to be honest that’s not a surprise! Second hand beds are bad for you. They offer poor support and are unhygienic- harbouring lots of nasties. Here’s why you...

Keeping Warm In Bed

I don’t know about you but gosh it’s chilly at the moment and especially at night. It’s these kinds of days that make you want to go to bed earlier and stay in bed longer – however this only works if your bed is warm and cosy! According to one survey around half (49%)...

Bag A Bargain Bed In The January Sales

If your New Year’s resolution is to get a better night’s sleep then make sure your bed is up to scratch for 2015. If it’s not (click here for our Bed MOT if you don’t know if it is or not!) then the January sales are the perfect time to shop for that new bed as bed...

One Size Does Not Fit All When It Comes To Sleep

Hands up how many of us don’t get eight hours sleep a night? I’m betting right now, there’s probably a lot of hands up in the air. But don’t panic just yet; not having eight hours doesn’t always have to be a worry. Back in the 19th Century, the labour movement in...

Pick The Best of British When It Comes To Beds

The majority of us have been led to believe that British manufacturing has declined significantly in recent years and that Britain’s days as a manufacturing powerhouse are gone. But research from EEF, the manufacturer’s organisation, has revealed that while consumers...

Time For A New Bed Mr Cameron?

The late Margaret Thatcher famously said she slept for only four hours a night, so it’s not unusual to hear about our Prime Ministers bedroom habits. But it came as a shock when we heard that the current Prime Minister, David Cameron, revealed he sleeps on an 18 year...

Is It Mattress ‘May Day’ For You?

Is your sleep suffering from Mattress May Day? Sleep really is the answer to feeling and looking your best. People go to huge amounts of time and expense to eat well and exercise regularly but without a good night’s sleep all that effort will be in vain. And the...

Happiest Couples Sleep An Inch Apart…Agree?

Some couples spoon, others face each other, and some stay on separate sides of the bed. But it turns out, the way you hit the sheets with your partner may reveal how happy you are as a couple. The study, led by Professor Richard Wiseman of University of Hertfordshire,...

Have You Heard About the Van Man Scam?

A few months back a friend of mine was outside her house when a man pulled up in a white van and asked if she wanted to buy a cheap mattress. Obviously she declined but it got us thinking here at The Sleep Council about how often this actually happens and how many...

Bag A Bargain Bed

Is your New Year’s resolution to sleep better? If so, then top of your list to achieve this is to invest in a new bed. And what better time to buy than in the January sales when bed mania hits Britain and bed retailers are offering their biggest bargains of the year!...

Sleep Right To Sleep Tight

So the princess may have made a bit of a fuss over a pea but the fact is that a mattress has the power to make or break your sleep. Research shows that an uncomfortable mattress can rob you of up to an hour’s vital, restful sleep. Our Bed MOT will help you determine...

Bedrooms Are The Hub Of The Home

I love my bed. And I love to sleep. In fact, I think I could permanently move in to my bedroom! And now our latest survey to celebrate National Sleep In Day (October 27, the day the clocks go back and we all get an extra hour in bed) has found that over two thirds of...

No More Rabbit Hutch Homes?

It seems that the world is finally cottoning on to the fact that today’s shoebox homes are no longer suitable to live in. Under planned changes to building standards, new homes (initially for the elderly and disabled but could be expanded to all new homes) will have a...

Feeling Blue…Well It’s Good For Sleep!

If you want a good night’s sleep, apparently all you need to do is paint your bedroom! According to a new survey those with blue painted bedrooms tend to get the best rest – nearly eight hours a night – and wake feeling happy and positive. Green and yellow colours...

Bedroom Tax: It’s Not Just Black Or White

Here at The Sleep Council we’ve been musing over the government’s bedroom tax policy for some time now. While we understand that the government might see the bedroom tax as a practical solution to the social housing shortage, we are left wondering about the...

Hitting the January Sales For A New Bed?

Are you thinking about buying a new bed in the January sales? Buying a new bed is a big investment, but one that’s worth it – and even more so if your New Year’s resolution is to sleep better. A good night’s sleep makes us all feel so much better and a comfortable,...

The Bedroom Is The Most Allergic Room In The House

It’s Indoor Allergy Week and according to Allergy UK the bedroom is the most allergic room in the house. Over 75% of those with an indoor allergy suffer in the bedroom with 92% reacting to house dust mites, the most common trigger of indoor allergies. Not surprising...

Which Side Of The Bed Do You Sleep On?

The Huffington Post posted a great piece on how one in 10 couples argue over what side of the bed they sleep on, according to a new survey. And that one in 20 men are unhappy with the outcome of those arguments! No surprise there then. Everyone has their own sleeping...

Have YOU Got The Perfect Sleep Environment?

Do you have the Perfect Sleep Environment? Do you even know what the Perfect Sleep Environment should look like? Well now you can find out! For our annual event, National Sleep In Day we are very excited to have launched our new micro-site...

Bigger Beds To Win At The Olympics?

So the Olympic Village has opened but it seems when they were kitting it out, they didn’t consider putting in big beds! No, it seems that athletes are expected to sleep on a single bed just 68 inches long (5ft 8 to me and you!) – a length that’s far...

Does Your Bed Pass Our MOT? Take It Now!

Is your bed up to scratch? Research shows that an uncomfortable mattress can rob you of up to an hour’s vital, restful sleep. Our Bed MOT will help you determine if a new mattress would improve your chances of a better night’s sleep. It’s recommended that you conduct...

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