Month: February 2021

When Should You Replace Your Mattress?

When Should You Replace Your Mattress?

Sleep is one of the most important aspects of human health. Without quality sleep, our bodies are not able to heal and rejuvenate themselves, and our brains struggle to process emotions and store memories.

One of the biggest factors in getting a good night’s sleep is the comfort of your mattress. There are few other products that can have such a significant effect on our health and happiness. Therefore, it’s important to invest in a quality mattress, and replace it according to expert guidelines. But when should you replace your mattress?

Under normal conditions, mattresses should be replaced every 6 to 8 years.

Generally speaking, you should replace your mattress if one or more of the following apply:

  • It’s 6-8+ years old
  • It’s negatively affecting your sleep
  • It’s noticeably saggy or damaged in certain areas
  • It’s making more noise than usual (noisy springs are common in old innerspring mattresses)
  • You find that you sleep better at hotels, friends’ houses, etc.
  • You notice an increase in allergies and/or asthma
  • You regularly wake up with muscle or joint stiffness
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How to Choose the Right Headboard

How to Choose the Right Headboard

What’s the difference between freestanding bed headboards and wall mounted headboards?

Put simply, wall mounted headboards are drilled and fixed firmly to the wall, whereas freestanding headboards come without any screws, requiring no drill work and stand proudly of their own accord. This allows for more flexibility – and means there’s no need for Polyfilla when you decide you want a design refresh in the room again!

Different headboard designs

Wingback headboard

A wingback headboard has two upholstered panels either side of the main board to give your bed a better sense of cosy headspace.

Deep-padded headboard

If you’re searching for a headboard to match a bedroom oozing with sophistication and class, look no further than a deep-padded upholstered headboard. A design that offers a truly contemporary floor-strutted aesthetic with a deep-padded, vertically lined design. Talk about a centrepiece.

Buttoned headboard

Give your bed a complete makeover with a timeless buttoned headboard – an effortless, luxurious lift for any bedroom.

Sleigh bed wooden headboard

If you’re after something a little more classic – and by classic we mean 18th century French classic.

What height headboard should you get?

There’s no hard and fast rule on headboard height. Instead, headboard widths are the measurable to take note of as they are based on standard UK bed sizes. If you need a headboard for your double bed, take a look for a double bed headboard; if you’re looking for a feature to add to your king bed, check out a selection of king size bed headboards. Simples! The height, whether you fancy short or high, is purely down to personal taste and dependant on the design you’re looking to create in your bedroom.

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How to Clean Your Headboard

How to Clean Your Headboard

A statement headboard can make the perfect finish for a bedroom! How can you keep it in great condition?

The truth is all it takes is a little TLC to keep your furniture looking fabulous for longer. We’ve collated our top tips on how to clean your headboard, no matter the style or material, to help your bed look as fresh, new and glamorous as the day you bought it.

Let’s start with the basics

Before you get cleaning your headboard, it’s time to get organised and gather your tools. Get your vacuum and some dry cloths ready and invest in a quality fabric spray. At this point, we’d also like to introduce you to your new best friend: baking soda.

You’ll also need to whip up a batch of cleaning solution if you’re about to enter into battle with stubborn stains – simply mix lukewarm water with a small amount of laundry detergent, just enough so the mixture froths a little, and you’re good to go.

How often should you clean your headboard?

For easy ongoing maintenance, a weekly hoover and spritz of fabric spray will keep your headboard free from dirt and dust, as well as smelling nice and fresh.

Every month, it’s a good idea to give your headboard a deeper clean. Simply work some baking soda into your headboard, dampen your cloth and hoover up any residue after leaving to work for a few hours.

Remember: if in doubt about what type of headboard you have before cleaning it – always read the label!

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The different ways that sleep deprivation can affect your body

The different ways that sleep deprivation can affect your body

Sleep deprivation can take its toll on our bodies – it affects our skin, mood and immune system. This article explores the different affects and discusses how to improve your quality and quantity of sleep. 

Weakens your immune system

A lack of sleep can make you more susceptible to catching colds because sleep deprivation weakens your immune system and leaves you vulnerable to illnesses as your body can’t adequately fight infection. 

Other than getting more sleep there are other ways to boost your immune system. Ensure that you are eating fresh fruit and vegetables, exercising where you can and drinking lots of water. 

Causes weight gain

Studies have shown that those who have less sleep tend to gain more weight than those who sleep well. This has been explained by the fact that when you are not sleeping you have increased levels of ghrelin which is a hormone that increases your hunger.

Impacts your mental health

Sleep deprivation has a huge impact on your mental health. You might find that after a bad night’s sleep you struggle to concentrate on tasks and that you feel as if you have no energy. Additionally, a lack of sleep can promote anxiety and depression. It is therefore very important to get a good night’s sleep. 

Increases signs of ageing

Unfortunately, your face is usually the first thing to show signs that you are not getting enough sleep. You may notice that your complexion looks dull and slightly grey. Additionally, lack of sleep might lead you to notice signs of ageing much quicker than normal. This all happens because your skin requires quality sleep to regenerate. 

If you are struggling with sleep deprivation it might be that you need a new, comfy mattress to tempt you into bed earlier and to ensure you get a good night’s sleep. For any questions or queries call us on 01270879379.

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