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Are Divan Beds the Right Fit For You?

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Here at UK Bed Store, we have a wide range of divan beds from a number of top manufacturers. Maybe you’re considering changing to a divan bed, wondering about whether to return to one or just stuck at what to get altogether. Don’t worry, as we’ve got you covered with a five step guide on what to consider before you buy.

Do You Need More Space?

How much space do you have in your room? If you find yourself struggling for space, divan beds can be a great fit for your room. With storage built into the panels underneath, the divan can quickly de-clutter your room, giving you an extra set of drawers, without needing to compromise any free space in your bedroom. Not only that, but whereas with some frame beds, they can stick out further than the mattress, a divan frame is aligned perfectly with its mattress.

What Would You Store In It?

One of the divan’s key features is the built-in under bed storage so it would be silly not to consider what you would actually use it for. Most commonly used for bedding, excess clothes and towels, the divan could free up a cupboard, wardrobe or if you’re a little bit more swept off your feet, a ‘floordrobe.’

Are You Buying the Divan Bed Base On Its Own Or With a Mattress?

Here at UK Bed Store, we have a range of divan beds, both with and without a mattress. If you’re replacing your divan, but the mattress is still ok, you may want to browse our range of divan bed bases. However, if you’re completely replacing your bed, we advise that you purchase your divan bed from our options with a mattress included.

Which Mattress Should I Choose For My Divan Bed?

This is often the big question. Our range of divan beds can be bought with a variety of mattresses. They can include options such as Coil Spring or Pocket Spring, both with added options in Memory Foam and Latex or Gel. When picking your mattress, it’s important to consider your budget, your desired firmness and any physical needs that you may need to bring into consideration.

Decide On Your Divan With UK Bed Store

Once you’ve gone through this guide and feel confident that divan beds might be the right fit for you, start to browse our range. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. From our store in Leek, Staffordshire, you can rely on UK Bed Stores to provide the best divan beds to your door.

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Dispelling Mattress Myths with UK Bed Store

Knowing which mattress will suit you and your family can be a tricky task if you believe some of the common myths.
Amazingly the average person will only buy three or four mattresses during their lifetime, so choosing the best one is a crucial task.

Here at UK Bed Store, we have over four decades of experience in providing the finest mattresses including renowned brands such as Birlea.
In our latest blog, we are going to look at myths about mattresses and give you the truth about them.

The Truth About These Mattress Myths

Myth 1 – Turning Your Mattress Doubles Its Lifespan
In the past mattresses were designed to sleep one side only, but technological developments in spring manufacturing and mattress fillings mean you no longer need to flip it.

Myth 2 – A Firm Mattress is Good for Bad Backs
If you have a back condition, then having a firm mattress was always the first advice you used to get from a GP. The most important thing about your mattress is choosing one that offers the correct support for your spine. A mattress that’s too firm will cause pinching of nerves which leads to pins and needles and reduced blood flow.
Ultimately if your mattress has seen better days (or is over 7 years old) you should consider investing in a new one that provides better back support.

Myth 3 – Memory Foam Mattresses Make You Sleep Hot
Back in the 1990’s memory foam mattresses had a reputation for sleeping warmer than your traditional spring interior range.
Foam technology has developed so much since then with cooling gel particles and the introduction of smart fabrics regulating your body temperature with heat retention a distant memory (excuse the pun).

Myth 4 – Mattress Toppers Is Perfect Substitute for a new Mattress
If your old mattress is showing wear and tear, then investing in a cheap mattress topper will not help revive its fortunes.
Investing in a new mattress is the best solution and will prove value for money with the average one lasting up to 7 years.

UK Bed Store has a wide range of mattresses such as Coil Spring, Pocket Springs and memory foam and latex blocks.

Relax on Mattresses from UK Bed Store

From our store in Leek, Staffordshire UK Bed Store can provide the finest mattresses and beds range for customers all over the country.
If you have any questions about any of our products, please contact us today.

How often should I change my mattress?

How often should I change my mattress?

Everyone has their own ideas and thoughts about how often they should change their bed or mattress.

There are a few things to consider when you start thinking about when to change your mattress. How long have you had it Have you cared for your it to the makers recommendations? And the most important one is, are you still comfortable? If you wake up aching, or are rolling together in the dip in the middle, then it’s definitely time to change.

A good mattress should last around seven years, or a bit more, depending on the quality and how it’s been cared for, although we have personally heard of people having the same one for over 40 years.

The construction is quite varied, from traditional coil springs, to pocket springs, to full foam mattresses, to combinations of springs and foam, latex, traditional white fillings or top of the range wools, silks and cottons. The construction can make a difference to how long your mattress will last.

A cheap mattress with lower priced fillings SHOULD last a lot less than one with top quality fillings and materials. But, if the cheaper mattress is cared for better than the expensive one, ie turned or rotated regularly and is covered with a good quality protector, then this COULD last longer than an uncared for expensive mattress.

Another thing to consider. As in any household, we all have visitors. We have microscopic visitors who don’t like to leave. Bugs and mites like to live in mattresses due to them being a safe place to live, and the never ending supply of food. Our sweat and dead skin cells are a feast for them. Yuk!! This is why it is vitally important to have a good mattress protector. The mites and bugs can’t survive, as nothing gets through to them.

Our advice. Purchase the best quality mattress that you can afford, and look after it too. Cover it with a good quality mattress protector and follow the manufacturers caring guidelines on turning or rotating. Do these little things regularly, and you will get great life from your mattress.


The benefits of a pocket spring mattress

Your mattress is your essential accessory to get a great nights sleep.

And there’s nothing better than a great nights sleep on a quality pocket spring mattress.

But what are the benefits of a pocket spring mattress? Don’t be scared by the price of a pocket spring mattress, as they tend to last a lot longer (when cared for in the right way) than probably buying 2 or 3 cheap mattresses.

Lets look at the workings of a pocket spring mattress. Instead of the classic coil spring mattress, which is essentially one continuous wire structure, coiling around to produce the springs, a pocket spring mattress is filled with individual springs, each sitting in its own fabric pocket.

The number of pocket springs varies greatly, from around 300 to around 10 thousand. The finish of the pocket spring mattress can vary with the addition of a layer of memory foam, or gel or latex for a final contour moulding to your body.

Another of the main benefits of a pocket spring mattress is that it helps greatly with eliminating “roll together” between you and your partner, which is excellent if there is a weight difference between you and your partner, as the individual springs support your body in a much better way than a traditional coil spring mattress.

So, the benefits of a pocket spring mattress are many. Value for money in the long term, as the pocket spring mattress will (with the right care) last longer than a mattress from a different construction. Little to no roll together between you and your partner. Many variations on the number of pocket springs help you choose your perfect mattress with firmness ratings and individual comfort preference. Different finishes too, for individual preference. Eg memory foam, latex, gel or a simple fibre on top of the springs.

One thing you can be sure of though, that the main benefit of a pocket spring mattress is a great nights sleep.

Our pocket spring mattresses. Pocket springs with memory foam.  Pocket springs with latex or gel.



Memory Foam and its Health Benefits:

We all deserve a good night’s sleep, that’s easily agreed, but more than 50% of Britons suffer from not getting enough sleep. This can have serious health ramifications in the long-term. Memory foam mattress offer a number of benefits and one of them is that the orthopaedic assistance that they offer can give you the good night’s sleep you deserve.

The Effects of Poor Sleep:

67% of people in the Great British Sleep Survey cited that they suffered from bodily discomfort that negatively affected their sleep. When the survey gauged the psychological impact of poor sleep, it concluded that people were:

  • 7 times more likely to feel helpless.
  • 5 times more likely to feel alone.
  • 3 times more likely to struggle to concentrate.
  • Twice as likely to suffer from fatigue.
  • Twice as likely to have relationship problems.
  • Twice as likely to suffer from low mood.
  • Twice as likely to struggle to be productive.

The Benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress:

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The physical benefits of a good night’s sleep are well documented. Sleep boosts your immunity to disease, prevents diabetes, wards away heart disease, and increase both sex drive and fertility. With reasons like this, it’s inarguable as to why you should be focused on getting more sleep; we can help with that.

Sealy memory foam mattresses are the most popular brand of bed in the world, with good reason. All of their memory foam mattresses are evaluated by the Orthopaedic Advisory Board, a selection of doctors and scientists who specialise in sleep science.

Sealy’s Posturepedic beds have a unique ‘zonal support’ system which uses memory foam to ensure your spine is supported and aligned to its natural shape. They provide greater ‘push back’ support to areas of the body where weight is concentrated. This  approach helps prevent tossing and turning at night, when you don’t rest properly because your body isn’t comfortable and properly supported.

UK Bed Store stock a wide range of Sealy orthopaedic memory foam mattresses and memory foam divan beds our Staffordshire store. You can click to view our full range of Sealy products. Or, for a personal enquiry, contact us! We’re open from 9am to 5:30pm and are available via e-mail, telephone, post, or in person – get in touch!