Investing in new mattresses or beds is not something we tend to do on a regular basis - in fact most people only buy a new bed once or twice in their lifetimes and changing their mattresses is not much more frequent than this.
I actually sat and thhought about this wondering why we really do not invest that much in a piece of furniture that we spend one third of our lives on? We spent far less time on the sofa and in the car but spend far more on both of these items.
I know, it really is strange the more you think about it
You see, when we are in bed this is when our bodies get the time and space to do the majority of repair and regeneration. The better the quality of sleep we get the better this is for us. Nothing should be more important to us than our good health - if we do not have good health then sometimes all the money in the world...
Mattress - Time To Invest In A New One?
Buying A New Mattress
Buying or rather investing in a new mattress should be something we do as a priority every few years but for a multitude of reasons we do not do this ...
You know how it is ....
- Money can be tight and the old one 'seems ok'
- No one else sees it so what the heck it does not matter
- The old mattress might be a bit worn but never mind it still has got years of use left in it
Well, these all may seem like valid and...
Pocket Sprung Mattress
Pocket Sprung Mattress
Buying a new mattress is not always high on the 'must buy' list for most people. In fact many only buy a new mattress when the old one gives up and gives in after many years of faithful service.
I suppose we think that as a mattress or indeed a bed is not on show to the general public in our homes therefore it really does not matter how it looks.
Anyway we are asleep when we are in it so even less reason to invest any good money into one.
Memory Foam Mattress
Memory Foam Mattress
Memory foam was originally developed by NASA in the 1960's to help to improve the safety of aircraft cushions.
However, as with all good discoveries it was quickly recognised that there were plenty more uses and applications for this product especially in the medical world. In particular memory foam quickly gained popularity as a very useful mattress especially for those patients who are bed bound and those who are not able to turn themselves whilst in bed and so they are prone to suffering from pressure sores. The use of memory foam in this way made a big difference to these patients.
As the value of this product grew and production costs fell it's popularity grew not just in the medical field but also in the...
An Orthopaedic Mattress is designed to give you the very best support and comfort whilst you sleep.
Remember that we spend approximately one third of our lives in bed. Bed is where our bodies do most of the repair and regeneration and when we are feeling ill it is bed that we usually go to to rest and recover. So, it makes sense that whilst we are in bed that we are in a comfortable and very supportive place.
As we get older we start to experience more health issues and problems with our joints are quite common. Also as we get older we start to find that just getting into and out of bed is not quite as easy as it was and the softer the mattress the harder it becomes to get into and out of bed.
When we lie down we need to feel that our joints and limbs are supported and that there is no undue pressure on any area of our frame. The human body is not flat is has got curves and joints and these are not the same on any 2 people, so in view...
Start As You Mean To Go On
Happy New Year to you all - lets hope that 2013 is all that you dream it to be and that any New Year resolutions you make you stick to.
We all know how easy it is to make those promises to yourself just after Christmas when the new year is full of promise and hope and you are ready for a new start. We also know how easy it is to quickly let these promises fall by the wayside when the going gets just a wee bit too tough and your resolve begins to waver.
So we thought that maybe we would share just a few tips on how we mange to keep on the straight and narrow - who knows they might just help you too
- Make any promises you yourself achievable in the first place. There is no point setting the bar simply far too high that you quickly lose faith and heart
- Fix your sight on those things that inspire you or move you - things that to you are worth the extra effort
- Focus on them daily. Maybe create a dream board or write it down and...
Orthopaedic Bed - Now Why Should I Need One?
The picture that an Orthopaedic bed conjures up in ones mind is a bed for an invalid or an infirm elderly person. You know the type with a clanky foot lever to raise or lower the bed for ease of getting into and out of. It has probably got side rails to either stop someone from falling out or even worse to try and stop them from escaping and it mayb even has one of those hospital trays across the front so that the unappetising mush and congealed cold custard can be easily reached.
I can understand your reluctance to have one yourself :(
However, I am now going to invite you to suspend all prior judgement on what an orthopaedic bed looks like and imagine in your own mind how you would design a bed with all the comfort and support features of a...
Orthopedic Beds UK
Orthopedic Beds UK
'Orthopedic beds' tends to be a term bandied around covering a multitude of different beds ranging from hard mattresses to variable height beds to those that we tend to see in hospitals and old peoples homes.
However, Orthopedic beds should be a term used to describe the most supportive and comfortable beds money can buy and not only should they give total support but this support also needs to be customisable. Just think about it no 2 people are the same and no 2 back problems are the same so why should one 'normal' mattress be a cure all for orthopedic problems?
As individuals we are all different heights and widths and any problems we have are totally individual to us and no one else.
Customisable Orthopedic Beds UK
Now, that's a much better way of creating a bed.
Here in the UK we are very very lucky to have the Electric Bed Company...
Adjustable Beds UK
Adjustable Beds UK
Here in the UK the adjustable beds market is growing at an exponential rate as we gradually wake up to the fact that good health is the most valuable asset we can ever own.
The retirement community is also growing fast and these people are health concious and often affluent enough to be able to buy those extras that help to make life easier and more comfortable. Retirement today is not viewed as something you do as you slow down to old age and infirmity .... oh no! Retirement today is viewed as the start of an exciting new phase of life where you get to choose what you want to do when you want to do it.
After spending the last xx number of years dancing to someone elses tune, retirement is seen as the time of life to wake up and smell the flowers and dance in the rain.
Good health is top priority to make sure that enjoyment and fulfillment is to the max.
Recliner Beds - Not Just For The Elderly & Infirm
There is a commonly held belief that recliner beds are just for the elderly or sick as our minds conjour up images of old fashioned heavy metal beds with a clanking frame and noisy foot pump. Just to make the picture complete they often have got one of those invalid tables across the front to hold the inevitable jug of water and plate of cold congealed hospital food. Ugghh!
With this image comes the belief that recliner beds are not for people like you and I who for the most part are fairly fit and healthy. Why on earth would we want to associate ourselves with the image of a sick room?
So, it may come as a surprise to you to learn that the 'sick' bed got a makeover.
In fact the 'sick' bed became the 'healthy' bed.
You see, recliner beds here in 2012 they not only look great, contemporary, 'must...