Month: December 2018

Will Your Guests Be Sleeping Comfortably This Christmas?

Will Your Guests Be Sleeping Comfortably This Christmas?

Christmas is a time for families and friends to get together and celebrate. Often this can mean staying over for a night or two in the spare room or perhaps a sofa bed and even the floor if sleeping arrangements are not thought through in advance.

While many of us will have slept on the floor in a friend’s house in our younger days, doing so often means getting a poor night’s sleep and waking up with aches and pains. Even if you get to sleep on the couch for a night, resting your head against the arm of a sofa can leave you with a stiff neck and a headache in the morning which can only exacerbate a hangover after several drinks the night before.

So, if you want to encourage your guests to visit you every year it is important to consider their comfort when staying over. When space is at a premium this can of course be difficult. You won’t want a bed taking up space if it is only used once or twice a year.

The solution to this of course is to look for a bed that can double up in purpose. Sofa beds are the obvious choice allowing you to combine the seating most rooms require with the options of a bed when needed. Day beds are also worth considering as are trundle beds which have castors allowing them to be transported easily between rooms when not in use.

If you need to upgrade your sleeping arrangements this year call in to our store to view the beds we have on offer.

Posted by m6beds in Bed Care, Bedroom, Christmas Bedroom, M6 Beds, Mattress Type
Preparing Your Bedroom For The Perfect Christmas

Preparing Your Bedroom For The Perfect Christmas

Do you remember the excitement of waking up on Christmas day morning and opening those presents?

While most people put their Christmas decorations up in the lounge hall and outside the house, the bedroom is often left out. Yet there is no reason why the bedroom can’t be decorated for Christmas and you may feel more Christmassy when waking up as a result.

Christmas stockings
Christmas stockings are one of the more traditional ways Christmas is brought into the bedroom and in some households, this is where the presents are kept as opposed to under the tree downstairs. If you belong to the kind of family that likes a lie in on Christmas morning then a large Christmas stocking in the bedroom will save you having to get up and go downstairs for your gifts.

Christmas tree
While you may not have the space for a full-size natural tree, there’s nothing wrong with having a Christmas tree in the bedroom as well as in other parts of the house. Nothing says Christmas like a Christmas tree and you will find them in all colours suitable to match any décor.

Christmas textiles and accessories
Some people are put off buying things like cushions just to use for one week of the year, but having a Christmas theme in the bedroom will certainly make it feel more like Christmas and you can always use what you buy next year.

If we don’t see you at the store soon Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Posted by m6beds in Bedroom, Christmas Bedroom, M6 Beds, Mattresses, The Perfect Christmas
Lumpy Pillow? Why Pillows Are Important for Your Sleep

Lumpy Pillow? Why Pillows Are Important for Your Sleep

There’s nothing like resting your head on a nice comfortable pillow but if your billow is starting to wear out you may be noticing stiff necks and headaches become a fixture every morning. So how do you give yourself a better start to the day? Find out why pillows are so important for your sleep.

People often agonise over which mattress to choose but they are only part of the equation when it comes to a more comfortable sleeping environment. While a mattress will certainly help put the body in correct alignment during sleep, the pillow is responsible for supporting the head and neck, which are also important parts of the body!

The neck, for example, contains nearly a quarter of the vertebrae in your spine and it is often the misalignment in these areas that leads to all sorts of pain even at points you wouldn’t normally associate with problems in the neck such as headaches and back pain.

Pillows like anything else you can buy for the home vary in quality. You can buy a cheap pillow quite easily but in general the cheaper the pillow the worse it is going to be quality wise. Pillows can be filled with synthetic foam, down, synthetic fibres or feathers and all will have their merits. The important thing with any pillow is that it provides adequate support for the neck.

Choice of pillow will largely be down to personal preference. Some people prefer feathers while others prefer synthetic fillings due to having allergies.

Posted by m6beds in Invest In A Bigger Bed, Investing in a Bed, Lumpy Pillow, M6 Beds, Mattress Type, Mattresses, Memory Foam Mattress, Pillow Choice, Pillows, Right Pillow
Don’t Ignore These Warning Signs Your Bed Needs to Be Replaced

Don’t Ignore These Warning Signs Your Bed Needs to Be Replaced

Many of us are now paying more attention to our health limiting the amount of sugar and fat we consume and exercising more yet few of us pay much attention to our beds. Beds are more than just places to sleep, they are the most important factor in getting the sleep you also need to keep healthy.

It is important, therefore, to spot the following warning signs your bed needs to be replaced.

Your mattress resembles a valley
If you strip off the sheets and your bed appears to be sunk in the middle, then this is a tell-tale sign that either your bed, mattress or both should be replaced.

You wake up with soreness and headaches
While there could be other causes for soreness and headaches when waking up in the morning and you should get those checked by a doctor, the culprit could well be a worn-out bed. If your mattress hasn’t been replaced for a decade or your bed is starting to look shabby with broken fittings underneath, it is time to start looking for a replacement.

Your bed doesn’t feel as comfortable as the one at the hotel
If you sleep like a baby in your hotel room or elsewhere and don’t feel like you could have had an equally good or better night’s sleep at home, this could be a clear indication that your mattress and possibly your bed needs replacing.

Posted by m6beds in Bad Back, Bad Hip, Bed Buying Tips, Bed Care, Bedroom, Bigger Bed, Buy The Right Bed, Choosing The Right Mattress, Choosing the right pillows, Look After Your Bed, M6 Beds, Make a Bed, Mattress Type, Mattresses, Memory Foam Mattress, Old Beds