Month: February 2018

What Makes An Ideal Guest Bedroom?

What Makes An Ideal Guest Bedroom?

If you have ever stayed at someone’s house and felt like you were sleeping in their store room, you are not alone. Guest bedrooms are often treated as low priority rooms that are cleared out in a hurry ready to welcome guests.

This isn’t ideal for your guests and the chances are they are unlikely to want to come and stay again if they don’t feel comfortable.

So what’s the solution?
The first thing to do is make your guests feel at home when they come to stay. Your guest will want to feel like they have space to move around in and at the very least they will want to be able top put stuff like luggage away somewhere out of sight.

Sleeping in a room next to your luggage and various other items that can’t be put away is a sure fire way to ensure your guest misses home, which might be a good thing depending on who it is!

Joking aside, a guest bedroom should be a calming environment that helps people settle in right away. The right bed and mattress choice is an essential part of this, as is the bedding itself. Mattresses shouldn’t be overly firm or soft so that it will be comfortable for most people’s preferences over a short period of time.

If you are looking for a new bed for your guest bedroom why not pay us a visit?

Posted by m6beds in Bedroom, Guest Bedroom, Investing in a Bed, M6 Beds, Mattresses
Choosing The Right Mattress For A Bad Back

Choosing The Right Mattress For A Bad Back

Even though it is recommended that a mattress should be replaced every 7 years or so most people leave it far longer. Often the decision to buy mattresses is influenced by the sudden onset of back pain when there is the realisation that the bed may be the cause of issues.

Back pain is a common ailment most of us will face at some point in our lives but a lot can be done to avoid it. Keeping active, maintaining a healthy weight and practicing good lifting technique and posture are just some of things you can do to reduce the risk.

Another is to look at the place where you spend a third of your life – in bed.

Beds that lack support can be very problematic for the spine and aggravate any existing injuries you may have.

When it comes to choosing a mattress there is the common myth that firmer is better, but it really depends on your individual anatomy and what you feel most comfortable sleeping on. This is why we always recommend having a lie down on a mattress before buying it just to make sure.

As we have established back pain can have a variety of causes and it is always wise to see a doctor if you have any concerns.

Posted by m6beds in Bad Back, Choosing The Right Mattress, Investing in a Bed, M6 Beds, Mattresses
Choosing The Right Duvet For Spring And Summer

Choosing The Right Duvet For Spring And Summer

Do you find yourself with the same duvet all year round? Then now might be the time to consider buying a duvet fit for spring and summer.

While spring might still seem a long way off as we enter the first weeks of February, warmer days and nights are just around the corner.

A common mistake most people make is to simply use the same winter duvet even when the nights are getting warmer. While being all warm and snug in the winter can help you sleep, sweating under a duvet in milder temperatures will have the opposite effect and can lead to problems such as lack of sleep.

The solution is to either purchase a duvet with a lower tog or consider an all-season duvet that will genuinely be suitable for all seasons.

A good standard tog for warmer seasons is 4.5 while and all-season duvet might combine a 4.5 tog with 9 tog to make a total of 13.5 tog which should be sufficient to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer if you only use the 4.5 tog element.

When it comes to material, cotton is the best choice, synthetic materials can often trap heat which can make a bed very uncomfortable.

Posted by m6beds in Bedroom, Investing in a Bed, M6 Beds, Mattresses
5 Reasons Why You Should Read Your Children Bedtime Stories

5 Reasons Why You Should Read Your Children Bedtime Stories

Reading your children a bed time story is on the pleasures of being a parent but unfortunately the routine can often be broken at the end of a long tiring day or if your children would rather be staring at a tablet or mobile phone.

The following 5 reasons to read bedtime stories should provide you with some extra motivation to keep up the habit
Reading bed time stories is an excellent way to improve your child’s vocabulary by introducing words they may not be familiar with.

It is important to encourage children to use their imagination and there are few better ways of doing this than reading them stories on a regular basis before they go to sleep.

Maintaining a regular sleep routine is important for families with young children and the expectation of a bedtime story makes it easier to convince them that it is time for bed.

You will find that many fairy stories teach children morals which they will find useful when they grow up.

Reading your child a bed time story can also help you as well as your child to unwind. Escaping into the story can help with relaxation and give you a better night’s sleep.

Posted by m6beds in Bedroo, Children Bedtime Stories, M6 Beds, Mattresses