Retail Furniture - If Everyone Sleeps It's a Happy House

27th April 2023

If Everyone Sleeps it's a Happy House


Getting enough sleep isn’t just about the number of hours you sleep but the quality of that sleep. 

If you are having trouble sleeping then you may need to consider speaking with your doctor and/or getting a new bed.



How Much Sleep Do You Need?


Just imagine how harmonious life would be if the whole household got enough zzzzzz's... including the dog!


This is a basic yard stick of what various members of the household might need in terms of sleep.

  • Adults - 7 hours plus
  • Teens - 8 to 10 hours 
  • School-aged children - 9 to12 hours
  • Toddlers - 11 to 14 hours a day including naps
  • Babies - 12 to 16 hours a day 
  • New-born’s - 14 to 17 hours a day
  • Dogs - 8 to 14 hours including naps
  • Cats  - 16 to 20 hours including naps

The Health Benefits of Sleep


Getting the right amount of sleep is good for body and soul.  It is important for optimal functioning.

Having enough sleep has many benefits. It can help you...

  • Develop a stronger immunity and get ill less often
  • Keep within a healthy weight range
  • Reduce your chances for serious health issues
  • Reduce stress and lift your moods
  • Reduce brain fog and do better in school and at work
  • Live in harmony with other people
  • Improve decision making and minimise accidents
  • Feel more energized


There may be one or several reasons why you cannot get to sleep or wake repeatedly during the night.

One or a combination of things can make sleep difficult including..

  • Worries, stress, or anxiety
  • Uncontrolled pain
  • Certain health conditions, like heartburn or asthma
  • Some medications
  • Caffeine (usually from coffee, tea, and soft drinks)
  • Using alcohol and other drugs
  • A small baby or pets that wake you up
  • Sleep disorders, like sleep apnea or insomnia
  • *Too much light in the room

* If there is too much light coming filtering into your room through the curtains that is an easy fix... just come and see us for a pair of blackout curtains. They come in lots of patterns and colourways but will block light effectively for you.


How Important is Your Bed?


Your bed could also be the culprit. The wrong kind of bed or a worn-out mattress can be stopping you from getting enough sleep.

  • Here are the signs that you might need a new bed or mattress...

    • Tossing and turning all night because you are uncomfortable
    • Aches and pains on waking due to mattress deterioration
    • Sagging mattress leading to uneven spinal support 
    • Waking stiff and sore because your mattress is unsupportive 
    • Wrong temperature due to the materials in your mattress
    • Allergies from a build-up of dander and mould in your mattress
    • Sinus problems aggravated by dust mites in an aging mattress


How Old is Your Mattress?


While some mattresses are designed to last longer than others, it is inevitable that after time your mattress will start to degrade and lose its pressure-relieving and supportive capabilities. Most manufacturers recommend that you replace your mattress every 8 years or so.


  • Many factors influence the durability and lifespan of a mattress. Here is what you need to do...

    • Choose the best quality mattress you can afford
    • Find a trained Consultant to help you pick the right product 
    • Ask about your options for different sleepers in the same bed
    • Look for high-quality materials which will last longer 
    • Ask about mattress material for hot or cold sleepers
    • Consider an adjustable bed... they are not just for older people!
    • Talk about any health issues with you sales consultant 
    • Try the bed out in the store most importantly with your partner


The amount of sleep you get impacts nearly every aspect of your health and wellbeing and it is miserable when we can't get enough sleep. Without a restful night's sleep it is difficult to be on-the-ball mentally and your body is left without the resources it needs to function properly. 

One of the simplest solutions for a good night’s sleep is a comfortable mattress. If your mattress is failing, you then need to come in and see us. You can try our beds for as long as you like...

...and yes, people have fallen asleep trying out our beds in the store... more than once!!!

from £636.00

Posted by Wendy Martin
27th April 2023

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