Month: February 2019

Which Bed Size is Right For You?

Which Bed Size is Right For You?

If you are thinking of investing in a new bed you may not be aware there are currently six standardised bed sizes to choose from. Which one you go for of course will depend a lot on how much space you have in your bedroom and how much room a person needs when under the covers.

The 6 different bed sizes are small single, single, small double, double, king size and if you like your bed to be massive, super king size. Some shops might even stock queen sized beds which are slightly smaller than a king size.

Full dimensions of each of the main bed types can be found below:
Bed Sizes
Bed Sizes Feet / Inches Inches Centimetres
Small Single 2ft6″ x 6ft3″ 30″ x 75″ 75 x 190cm
Single 3ft″ x 6ft3″ 36″ x 75″ 90 x 190cm
Small Double 4ft″ x 6ft3″ 48″ x 75″ 120 x 190cm
Double 4ft6″ x 6ft3″ 54″ x 75″ 135 x 190cm
King Size 5ft″ x 6ft6″ 60″ x 78″ 150 x 200cm
Super King Size 6ft″ x 6ft6″ 71″ x 78″ 180 x 200cm

While the easy answer to choosing a bed is simply to go for a standard single for a child over the age of 6 the options can be a bit more complicated for couples.

Beyond the size of the room, it has to be considered how easy it will be to get a king size bed and mattress into a house or apartment. A super king is nearly two ft wider than a double bed which presents its own problems.

Then it comes down to comfort. Do you as a couple like to sleep close together or far apart? A Super King may take longer to warm up than a cosy double for example.

Whichever bed size you are looking for we have a wide choice of options at M6 Beds.

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The Benefits of a Weekend Lie In

The Benefits of a Weekend Lie In

Ah the weekend lie in. This can be nothing more than a dream for parents or those with work commitments but if you can get away with a lie in at the weekend can bring many benefits. So let’s look at some of the obvious and not so obvious benefits of a few extra hours spent under the duvet.

Recharging your batteries
The working week can be hectic. If you’re in University lectures and coursework can take a tool on our brains. So why not just grab some extra hours in bed where you don’t have to think about exams or missed deadlines.

Improve your energy levels
For some people Friday nights can be late nights leaving next to no energy for the following day. Having a lie in can restore those energy levels and help you stay out later on Saturday nights or have more energy for sporting activities.

Spending quality time with family
It’s nice when all the family can enjoy a lie in without the distractions of TVs and mobile phones and having to rush around and get ready for school.

A lie in wouldn’t be a proper lie in without a comfy bed, so why not check out our range of beds?

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Do You Make Your Bed In The Morning?

Do You Make Your Bed In The Morning?

Or “have you made your bed this morning” might conjure up flashbacks of childhood when parents were eager to teach us how we should keep everything tidy. So as adults is there any point in keeping up this tradition and making the bed every morning?

We can all come up with plenty of excuses for not completing this routine task such as it wasn’t our day to make the bed or my partner doesn’t bother so why should I? Yet making the bed in the morning isn’t just another boring activity without any benefits, you may even find that you day and life is better when you do.

The first task of the day ticked off

There is a lot to be said for starting the day with a tidy up. Making the bed transforms your bedroom even if that is the only thing you do in the morning. Plus, you will have the satisfaction that you have completed this first task before the day has even got started. The more completed tasks we achieve the more motivated we become.

Your bed will be cleaner
You will change your clothes most days but what about the place where you spend 8 hours of your day? Dead skin cells and dust can all build up and sometimes trigger allergies. Shaking out your sheets and changing them regularly will leave your bed cleaner. In summer too all sorts of insects can end up in the sheets of an unmade bed.

That sense of satisfaction when you go to bed
If you are heading up to an unmade bed night after night it can be quite depressing. An unmade bed isn’t the most appealing prospect at the end of a long working day. So why not get the task out of the way in the morning and give yourself something to look forward to?

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Bunk Bed Safety Tips

Bunk Bed Safety Tips

If you are considering buying a bunk bed you will no doubt be thinking of all the benefits. Kids love them and they are a great space saver. They also provide more room for those all-important sleep overs if bedrooms are small and you have difficulty accommodating your children’s friends. So, it all sounds like a win win right?

The answer is yes it certainly is as long as you have purchased your bunk bed from a company that has paid attention to all the safety features a bunk bed should have. Even if this is the case, however, here are some tips to reduce risks when your kids playing and climbing up on bunk beds.

Always look for the British Standard
Bunk beds should always conform to British standards for safety. The number you are looking for is BS EN 747:1993

Guard rails are a must
The top bunk should have guard rails to prevent children falling off the top bunk while playing or sleeping.

Follow all the safety instructions
Furniture tends to arrive flat packed for mum or dad to assemble. This opens up all sorts of possibilities that the bed may not be put together correctly or corners cut. Remember all the parts are there for a reason and if any are missing inform the manufacturer.

Don’t allow kids younger than 6 to sleep on the top bunk
It is recommended that kids only kids aged 6 and above should use the top bunk.

Don’t allow kids to play on the top bunk
Young children often push the boundaries when they are playing and if they are doing this at height, all sorts of accidents are possible.

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