GREAT BRITAIN GOES TO BED

A peek beneath the sheets of the very best beds reveals a Union Jack. The Sleep Council has launched a month-long Buy British Beds campaign for June and with it, an easily recognised red, white and blue ticket to identify a UK-made bed. Said Lisa Artis of The Sleep...

WHEN IS A BARGAIN, A REAL BARGAIN?

Savvy shoppers looking to bag a bargain bed in the January Sales should make sure the items on sale are a genuinely good bargain. That’s the message from The Sleep Council which is urging all bargain hunters to check out any special offers before they part with their...

MAY BE TIME FOR A NEW MATTRESS

As the UK’s estimated 21 million asthma and allergy sufferers* brace themselves for the onslaught of the hayfever season, The Sleep Council offers some timely tips on beating the ‘miseries of May.’ Traditionally the middle of the month is when the pollen count rises...

THE RIP OFF VAN SCAM

Don’t buy supposedly ‘cheap’ mattresses from the back of a van. At worst they could be fire hazards and at best uncomfortable and dirty. That’s the warning from the National Bed Federation (NBF) today (Monday February 17) as it officially launches a new mark of...

Doubles: The New Singles Club

It’s official! Double beds are the new ‘singles’ among Britain’s solo sleepers. With the news that sales of single beds are down by nine per cent in the past four years while those of doubles are up, The Sleep Council says the Race for Space in bigger beds can only be...

Sleep Council Declares War on Separate Bedrooms Syndrome

With one in four couples now thought to sleep in separate rooms, The Sleep Council has some much needed tips for sharing a bed. It follows growing evidence that couples who sleep together not only stay together but stay healthier too. “Sharing a bed is the ultimate...

BED BUGS

Bed Bugs as opposed to bed or dust mites are nasty little creatures that bite humans and suck their blood! In the days before white sheets they were actually known as wall lice as they actually lived in cracks and crevices in walls. They tend to come out every third...

A DOZEN REASONS WHY YOU NEED A BIGGER BED

1. Because a standard double bed (135cm/4ft 6in) gives each person just 2ft 3in of space – less than a baby in a cot. Now how squeezed is that? 2. Ergonomic studies show that couples sleep better in a bigger bed – and yet before trials only 15% said they would buy a...

ARE YOU SLEEPING ON THE RIGHT BED?

The right bed is extremely important to our health and wellbeing because our sleeping environment will affect the quality of our sleep – which in turn has a big affect on how well we feel, both physically and psychologically. A bed with the correct support, comfort...

NEW YEAR, NEW BED, NEW YOU

Bed-mania hits Britain this month as bed retailers everywhere offer their biggest bargains of the year. And according to The Sleep Council, bargain hunters could bag themselves more than just a cut-price bed: they could get a whole new lease of life. “Research has...

TUCK UP IN BED – THE ANSWER TO BRITAIN’S SOARING FUEL COSTS

A cosy night spent watching telly in bed could be the answer to plummeting temperatures and soaring fuel bills. According to The Sleep Council, beds are the perfect retreat on cold winter nights: and with more and more homes sporting a bedroom TV, an increasing number...

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