Monthly Archives: June 2014


Sleeping helps you learn – FACT

We all know a good night’s sleep can be the difference between having a productive day at work or a bad day at the office and now scientists at the New York University School of Medicine and Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School, in China, have provided evidence to show that sleep does in fact aid productivity and fortify learning.

The study published in the journal Science adds to previous scientific findings suggesting that a lack of sleep could increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

By using mice, scientists have been able to analyse their brains to witness what occurs during sleep and sleep-deprivation after being trained to walk on top of a rotating rod.

What they found in those mice that slept was a larger amount of new connections being formed between brain cells and synapses, meaning tiny structures inside the brain were projecting from the end of nerve cells passing electronic signals from one neuron to the other – they were learning more.

The mice with disrupted, little or no sleep were found to have little memory formation and due to this the study concluded that sleep helps consolidate and reinforce new memories.

In an interview with the BBC the Professor Wen-Biao Gan who conducted the New York research said that the findings were ground breaking as science had never provided evidence to suggest that there was a connection between neurons and sleep.[1]

With this in mind, ensuring an undisrupted night’s sleep is key to ensuring you are performing any learnt tasks or jobs correctly throughout the following day and what better way to do this by ensuring you have the right sleeping equipment to ensure you’re at your most optimum levels?

We do spend approximately a third of every day in bed and whether that is during a peaceful sleep, restless slumber or fidgety tossing and turning will depend a lot on the mattress and bed that you choose.

Ideally a mattress that reduces pressure upon the most pressured points of your body should give you a better night’s sleep so investing in the right one is crucial – but just to complicate things more, the ideal mattress can vary from person to person.

Finding the right mattress here at Factory Direct Beds is not just about spending the most money or buying the highest-tech brand but about investing in what you want in a good night’s sleep.

Although there is no scientific evidence to prove one mattress can help you sleep better than the other (yet), those with certain medical conditions can rest easier with particular styles.

A medium to firm mattress is likely to give your spine the right stability and support whereas a firmer mattress with a softer pillow can provide both support and cushioning.

Our range of adjustable beds also may offer comfort if you need to sleep with your head slightly raised and are promoted sometimes by doctors who recommend elevating the head. With our adjustable beds you can also adjust your knees and hips which works well when trying to release pressure build up.

As a leading manufacturer and supplier we use our wealth of experience to ensure we sell you the product that is going to work for you. When it comes to fashion, style and design we have a variety of divan beds, leather, wooden and metal beds to suit all tastes and mattresses from sports mattresses and orthopaedic mattresses right through to memory foam mattresses.

Our showroom is based in Hinckley however we deliver to areas including Nottingham, Birmingham and Leicester.

Browse our range on-line or at our showroom or call us today if you require further assistance on getting a good night’s sleep.



Published Date: 18th June 2014
Category: Beds, General, Mattresses, Sports Mattresses
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Olympic gymnast enjoys quality sleep thanks to FD Beds Sports mattress

Kristian Thomas use FD Beds sports mattressKristian Thomas has been a key member of the GB gymnastic team since the age of 10. The highlight of his career so far was winning gold at the 2013 European Championships team event, and a momentous bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.


The artistic gymnast makes sure he takes times out of his busy schedule to rest and recover on the latest Sports Therapy mattress from FD Beds, helping to ensure he competes at a high performance level.


“Sleep and recovery is one of the most important factors for allowing my body to compete at the highest level possible” says Kristian. “After only a few nights sleep on the Sports Therapy mattress, I’ve immediately noticed the difference in the quality of my sleep and the help it provides to eliminate any aches and pains after a hard day’s training.”


The Sports Therapy mattress features luxury Talalay Latex for the ultimate in serene style and the structure is designed to help promote therapeutic sleep. It offers optimum support while keeping you cool in the summer and warm in winter, alleviating pressure points and refreshing any sports aches and pains.  Take a look at our Sports Mattresses.


Its impressive air-flow technology and unique mesh border helps propel air-flow throughout the cleverly-constructed, castellated multi-zone foam unit in the mattress, meaning it is breathable and keeps the body at the ideal temperature for uninterrupted and efficient sleep. It’s the ideal choice for sports professionals and those who like to lead an active lifestyle.


Published Date: 4th June 2014
Category: Sports Mattresses


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