Month: September 2018

Will The Clocks Going Back Affect My Sleep?

Will The Clocks Going Back Affect My Sleep?

With autumn now upon us it will soon be time to put the clocks back which will mean our nights will be darker and our early mornings a bit lighter.

While it is only an hour, the change can have a minor disruptive effect on our body clocks with the extra hour in bed and later bed times leaving some of us a bit more tired.

The effect is only likely to last a day or so for those affected but it serves as a reminder that we all need to get enough sleep to function properly in work and all the other activities we take part in during the day or night depending on your lifestyle.

Back in the old days pre industrial revolution people would go to bed a couple of hours after sunset and get up in the morning as the sun arose. It was only following the industrial revolution and the invention of better lighting that people began to stay up later.

Us humans are roughly equally split between being morning people and night owls therefore it will probably be the night owls who welcome the change of clocks in the winter.

Whichever group you happen to belong to it’s important to get the recommended amount of sleep each night to maintain good health.

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Interesting Facts About Beds You May Not Know

Interesting Facts About Beds You May Not Know

Most people think beds are just for sleeping in but this humble piece of furniture has many myths, legends and surprising facts it you may not have been aware of.

Orthopaedic beds aren’t what you think
The word orthopaedic is often associated with beds but it’s really the mattress which is the focus when it comes to the bones and joints. Many people will tell you that an orthopaedic mattress must always be firm but this isn’t necessarily the case, the mattress just needs to support you in the right sleep posture.

We spend a third of our lives in bed
On average people will spend a third of their lives in bed and some people more than this, so a good bed should be at the top of everyone’s shopping list.

Gain an hours sleep with a comfortable bed
Studies have shown that people sleep for an extra hour in a comfortable bed and that extra hour can make a big difference to your health and sense of wellbeing.

The 10-year rule
If you have had your bed for more than 10 years take note, the average bed is going to deteriorate by 70% in that time so it may be time to start thinking about replacing yours!

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How To Look After Your Bed

How To Look After Your Bed

The average bed is said to have a lifespan of about 10 years before it deteriorates to the point where it is time to consider getting a new one.

While 10 years may be the average lifespan for a bed, a lot will depend on how much wear and tear it is going to be exposed to over the course of a decade. There are also various materials to consider with some offering more longevity than others.

If you have a metal bed for example, you can expect that bed to last for several years because the structure is going to be stronger than natural materials such as wood and leather. The only issue with metal however is its appearance. If rust is allowed to set in then the bed frame can become unsightly so it is important to keep metal bed frames dry particularly after cleaning.

Wooden bed frames can be equally vulnerable when exposed to moisture. If water gets into the wood, then this will reduce the lifespan of the bed while excessive exposure to sunlight will lead to discolouration.

Leather bed frames meanwhile can be extremely robust and last well beyond 10 years if the leather is cleaned regularly. Leather, however, can be ruined by polish or abrasive chemicals so specialist leather cleaners are recommended to keep the bed looking in top condition.

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Early To Bed Early To Rise, Does It Really Make Your ‘Healthy, Wealthy and Wise’

Early To Bed Early To Rise, Does It Really Make Your ‘Healthy, Wealthy and Wise’

Or so the old saying goes but how accurate is it? Does going to bed early and waking up early really improve your chances of becoming the three things most of us strive for as we get older?

Science has certainly backed up the claim that a good night’s sleep improves your health and prevents you from suffering all sorts of nasty illnesses if you keep a regular sleep time and get the recommended number of hours somewhere between 7 and 8 hours for adults.

When you think about it makes sense that after having your 7 or 8 hours rest you will feel more refreshed and this will make you better able to cope with the demands of the working week. Feeling tired at work will have a major effect on your productivity levels which in turn will have an impact on how much you are capable of earning.

Lastly you could also argue that you are more likely to listen and learn more if you are not nodding off. Who hasn’t sat through a class and felt like falling asleep after a late night out?

Sleep can be much improved by having a good quality mattress and bed to sleep on. We have an extensive range in stock so visit us and start making those strides towards a healthier lifestyle.

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