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…
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 ...
Is your mobile phone killing your sleep routine?
Hands up if you’re reading this in bed on your mobile phone…
You’re not alone.
Whether Kim Kardashian’s backside is breaking the internet or we’re obsessing over kitten vines, social media surfing ‘til well past midnight is now, sadly, the norm. Hands that once reached out for a significant other are now more likely to be groping for an iPhone.
That feeling of dread when you’re out of battery, data or coverage has even coined a new phrase: Nomophobia; the fear of being out of ...
BA (Hons) in Sleep Studies: ‘First Class’ roll-up mattresses for your uni digs
You’ve spent the summer chilling and enjoying Netflix at home in your gorgeous, comfy bed.
Now it's time for the start of Freshers' Week at university. Who knows what shenanigans have gone on in your new bed in halls! Private accommodation is no better.
But fear not. Even the dodgiest bed can be new-to-you with a roll-up mattress for a bargain price… we’ll even deliver it to your new digs!
And don’t think that means you have to scrimp on quality. Today’s breed of roll-up is ...
Would YOU take a ‘Pants Hats Selfie’? Land of Beds takes the charity challenge!
Pants are super silly – especially when you wear them on your head!
That’s the fun fashion in a gorgeous new children’s bedtime read called ‘Pants Hats’ – illustrated by our very own holistic expert Emi Lou.
The story is set in a hospital and follows imaginative characters who like to wear their pants on their heads.
Proceeds from the book are going to the leading children’s cancer research charity Kidscan.
Shockingly, 25 percent of children who are diagnosed with ...
Fix your child’s sleep routine in time for Back to School
Pizza-fuelled sleepovers… Epic all-night gaming sessions… Whole weeks spent with obliging grandparents… Over the summer break, there’s any number of reasons why your kids’ sleep routine may have ‘slackened’.
During the long light nights, it can be all too easy to cave into demands for: “Just another hourrrrrr!” But with ‘Back to School’ ringed in red on your calendar and a desperate new uniform dash on the horizon, now is the time to reclaim that precious sleep routine ...