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Would your mattress pass the “stranger test”?

Let’s put that another way… If a stranger saw your mattress, would you cringe with shame? If you have young children undergoing toilet training who like to tuck up with you, a penchant for eating and drinking in bed, tend to sweat throughout the night, or a health complaint that causes occasional light incontinence, it’s critical to safeguard your mattress investment to keep it fresh, healthy and free from unsightly stains. In addition to hiding a thousand sins, modern mattress ...

Get Comfortable this Mother’s Day: Comfort in Every Trimester for Mums-to-be

The moment you discover you’re expecting a baby is one of those unforgettable life events that you treasure for ever. You may already consider yourself a “mum” and, as such, be planning to celebrate Mother’s Day. If you haven’t announced you’re pregnant, Mother’s Day could be the perfect opportunity to share your good news with close family and friends. It could also be a chance to take time out for you – especially as next year’s Mother’s Day will undoubtedly be busier...

Guest Blog by Slumberland: Storage Beds – Your Perfect Storage Solution

Are you facing a burgeoning storage crisis, like the one pictured above? Most of us would say we don’t have enough storage in our homes and quite often this is because we simply don’t have enough space available. Storage beds are a perfect solution as everyone needs a bed, but they give you the added bonus of storing all your bits and bobs out of the way, so you can maximise the bedroom space you have. Being two pieces of furniture rolled into one – a bed and a cupboard – the ...

Practice mindfulness in 5 simple steps to transform the quality of your sleep

It’s the latest buzzword in wellbeing, but how do you transform #mindfulness from a trending Twitter hashtag into a practice that improves the quality of your sleep - especially when it’s so easy to switch to autopilot; to be distracted by parenting responsibilities… the siren call of social media, or just one more episode in a box-set? Often, the time we think we go to bed and go to sleep is very different to the reality. Mindfulness - NHS Choices tells us - is about paying more ...

The New Year’s Resolution you CAN keep: 5 ways to wake up feeling refreshed every day

With the nations’ Christmas trees on borrowed time and our livers slowly un-pickling, thoughts naturally turn to the shiny new-year ahead; an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and commit to New Year’s Resolutions designed to reinvigorate both body and mind. It won’t come as much of a surprise to us perennially sleep-deprived Brits to learn that ‘averaging eight hours sleep’ or ‘sleep better’ are consistently among the top 10 most popular New Year’s Resolutions. The good ...

Have you ordered your ‘pop-up’ guest bed in time for Christmas?

If your front door magically transforms into a revolving one - spitting out stray teenagers, boozy relatives and university students over the Christmas holidays - there’s only so far two beds and a lumpy couch are going to stretch when it comes to ‘lights out’. Let’s face it, you don’t want to give up your own cosy Land of Beds bed (and why should you?). That’s why having a go-to stash of roll-up mattresses can be the life-saving ‘pop-up bed’ solution that means your guests ...

Pillow Talk: How to give the gift of a great night’s sleep this Christmas

Soap-on-a-rope, embroidered handkerchiefs and comedy socks… step away from the bad gifts this Christmas, people! No-one will thank you come Christmas Day, as they mentally consign your parcel to the back of their draw and plaster on a rictus grin. Christmas is an opportunity to give someone you love a gift that will enhance their physical and mental wellbeing all year round; a present that makes them think of you with a smile every single day… a great-quality pillow. Critical for good ...

Could you lose weight for Christmas by sleeping more?

With just four more Mondays till Christmas 2015, you may feel like the ship has sailed when it comes to starting that Little Black Dress diet plan or wailing on your pecs. But did you know that you can shed pounds not in the gym, on the track or in the pool, but somewhere much more fun altogether… in the bedroom. No matter how many lunges you thrust through, star-jumps you leap for or pavements you pound, if you are not also getting regular good-quality sleep, you can kiss those bigger ...

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 ...