Fright Night: Halloween poll – What’s the Greatest Ever Horror Movie?

Please note: ***Spoiler alerts ahead!***  Forget tramping the streets ‘Trick or Treating’ this Halloween. Curl up under the duvet instead with a classic blood-curler on the telly, and a pillow to muffle your screams! Here’s our top five shouts for the greatest ever horror movie, best watched from the comfort and safety of your bed. Comment below and tell us which gets your vote (or what have we missed from your personal top five?). The Evil Dead (1981) – “Where are ...

Sleep Good, Feel Good: Create the perfect sleep environment for National Sleep In Day

Turn off your alarm clocks… put that ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on your bedroom door. Here at Land of Beds, the countdown to National Sleep In Day has officially begun! On Sunday 25 October (joy of joys) the clocks go back - giving everyone a whole extra hour to lounge around in bed! Quite rightly, our friends over at the National Sleep Council have dubbed it a national day of celebration. They’ve teamed up with sleep expert Kathleen McGrath to look at the science behind creating a ...

Top Ten Tips on How to Get a Good Lie in when the Clocks go back!

As the majority of people often don’t get enough sleep, National Sleep In day (the day the clocks go back) provides an ideal opportunity to enjoy some extra time in the warmth and comfort of your bed, without any of the guilt! Make the most of the extra hour you can spend in bed when the clocks go back –it’s only natural to want to stay tucked up when it’s cold and dark outside! Having an occasional lie-in is a luxury but if you struggle to stay in bed take a look at your bedroom ...

Sleeping during pregnancy: Comfort in every trimester

Congratulations on your happy announcement! News that you’re expecting is a special time for a new mum-to-be. Your body is going through rapid, incredible changes on a daily basis – and now, more than ever, it’s crucial to get a good night’s sleep in the… First trimester It’s common to feel tired (possibly even exhausted) during pregnancy and especially during the first 12 weeks. “Hormonal changes at this time can make you feel tired, nauseous and emotional,” advise NHS ...

World Mental Health Day 2015: How sleep affects your mental health

This Saturday (10 October) marks World Mental Health Day 2015 – a global opportunity to reflect on how we can all best support ourselves to have a positive mindset. As with all aspects of maintaining good health, the quality of the sleep you get is crucial. Mind, the mental health charity, report that: “There is a close relationship between sleep and mental health. Many people who experience mental health problems also experience sleep problems.” Mental health problems that are ...

Top 5 retro bedtime reads only an 80s child would remember:

Biff, Chip and Kipper from Oxford Reading Tree – If you learned to read in the 80s it was most likely with the help of Biff, Chip and Kipper. The trio of Robinson kids first burst onto the reading scene in 1985 with a set of 30 stories aimed at pupils aged four to nine. The magic key, kept in a box, was the children’s passport to adventure – everything from troll-fights in an underground cavern to finding the ‘Fountain of Youth’. What we know now: There’s now over 300 titles in ...

Bed industry’s ‘Oscars’ success for Land of Beds

We’re delighted to announce that Land of Beds has been ‘Highly Commended’ in the Independent Retailer of the Year category at the National Bed Federation’s Bed Industry Awards 2015-16. The ‘Oscars’ of the sleep industry recognise the excellent work of bed manufacturers, suppliers and retailers over the past 12-18 months. They were presented at the Bed Show Gala Dinner at the Telford International Centre on Tuesday 22 September. Mike Murray, our Director, said: “This ...

Watch the experts sleep in the world’s most extreme ‘bedrooms’

Just how extreme is your bedroom? For most people, we’re talking icy drafts… Maybe a pneumatic snorer… A colossal house spider at the most. But for some hardcore souls, ‘bedroom’ can mean everything from sub-zero temperatures on an Arctic ice plain to the tropical heat of the jungle. Here are the bedrooms we’re glad we don’t deliver to, as we shed the light on sleeping in… The Arctic It’s bad enough when your toes casually stray too far south of the duvet mid-winter, but ...

What does your sleep position say about YOUR relationship?

Remember as a child when the very thought of sharing a bed with another person was just too gross to process? And then those angst-ridden teenage years - wondering if you ever would have a ‘bed-mate’? If you survived both phases and now have a significant other to wrestle over (and under) the duvet with, congratulations! But, don’t go ordering that big dress or fancy tux just yet... While every couple is unique, psychologists agree that the position you sleep in after lights out can say ...

Cast your vote now for the greatest EVER sleep quote!

Dreams of a comfortable bed and a great night’s sleep have preoccupied humans for hundreds of years, inspiring the greatest minds, the biggest stars and… Disney! That’s why we’re delighted to share with you some of our very favourite quotes about sleep. We’d love to know – which is your favourite? Vote in the comments box below!   “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” ― Benjamin Franklin   “What do I wear in ...