Category Archives: Mattresses

05 
May

Is your mattress damaging your health?

The Sleep Council recommends replacing your mattress every seven years, depending on how comfortable or supportive it feels. There are a variety of factors that can affect how you’re your mattress needs to be replaced: including, how you sleep on it, how well you take care of it, and how often it’s rotated.

A good rule of thumb is that if you’d be ashamed to let your friends or neighbours see your mattress – if it’s stained, sagging or otherwise looks worn out – it’s probably time to replace it. But it’s far more accurate to listen to your body. Ask yourself the following questions: if you ask mainly yes, it could be time to go mattress shopping.

  • Did you have your best recent night’s sleep in a bed other than your own?
  • Do you frequently wake up with aches and pains, and generally feeling unrefreshed?
  • Are you and your partner disturbed by each other changing positions or getting up in the night?
  • Can you feel lumps on your mattress as you lie on it?
  • Is it sagging – do you and your partner roll towards one another in the night?

Why do I need to replace my mattress?

We all know it’s far more relaxing to sleep on a new, supportive and comfortable mattress than an older, worn out model. However, if the promise of a better night’s sleep isn’t enough to tempt you into buying a new mattress, there are heath implications if you’re consistently sleeping on a mattress that’s too old.

Sagging springs and foam

The most obvious sign your mattress is past its best is when it begins to look and feel saggy. You might think this only happens to sprung mattresses, but the truth of the matter is, foam mattresses will also become misshapen over time, causing them to sag in some places, and feel lumpy in others.

If your mattress is uneven in this way, it won’t support your body correctly, meaning you don’t get the refreshing night’s sleep you need – but also potentially causing persistent neck, back and joint pain – that may need medical attention if not addressed.

Bugs and dust mites

Many dust mites and small spiders feed on the dead skin cells we all shed as we sleep, making old mattresses an attractive home for them.

Although insects are natural, and there’s nothing inherently harmful about them, it’s not very nice to think about! Some of us may be allergic to these bugs without realising it, resulting in painful and itchy bites if we sleep on a mattress that’s too old.

Bed bugs are also often found in old mattresses. They cause itchy red bites, and can often be seen congregating on the mattress seam – so if you think you might have them, it’s crucial to replace your mattress as soon as possible, since this is the only way to get rid of them – and they spread quickly, to other mattresses in your home – but also potentially to any other bed you sleep in.

Mould and bacteria

If your bedroom is damp, your mattress could be full of mould. Although most strains are harmless, they can trigger allergic reactions in an unlucky few. If you often find yourself waking up coughing or wheezing, with watery, itchy eyes, or itchy dry skin, you could be experiencing a reaction to mould – and it’s probably time to replace your mattress.

Something slightly less harmless that could be living inside your old mattress is bacteria and fungi. An old mattress is the ideal breeding ground for bacteria: dark, warm and humid. Studies have shown that some older, poorly looked after mattresses can contain strains such as norovirus and even MRSA – which can be extremely harmful to our heath.

Keeping your mattress new for longer

Once you’ve replaced your mattress with a supportive, bug and bacteria free model, you’ll want to keep it that way as long as possible. Here are a few tips to maximise the life of your mattress:

  • Invest in a mattress topper or extra slats for your bedframe (or opt for a divan base for extra support). This, along with regular turning, will prevent your mattress from sagging, as the pressure isn’t always concentrated in one place.
  • Opt for a hypoallergenic mattress, and if you’re really concerned about mould and other allergens, spray your mattress down with anti-bacterial spray whenever you change the sheets.
  • Regularly air out and vacuum your mattress. This reduces the chances of bugs, mould or bacteria making their home there.
  • Get a dehumidifier for your bedroom – if the air in the room is dry, there’s less chance of damp getting into your mattress.

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Published Date: 5th May 2017
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17 
Oct

Big savings on Beds, Mattresses and Bedroom Furniture

Can’t settle for less comfort, but don’t know where to get a quality mattresses or beds that’s affordable? Well, if you are reading through this, you are already in the right place; because we, at FD Beds, have been providing best value for money to our customers and homeowners who have been looking forward to save big on new mattress, beds and furniture.

There isn’t anything better than a comfy bed where you can tuck in yourself on a cold winter evening, sipping through your favorite cup of tea or coffee. But you don’t have to just imagine all that; because you can actually live through it and reminiscence all your favourite memories.

We offer the widest and most affordable range of beds that could make anyone feel comfortable enough to spend their whole day in bed. We guarantee absolute bliss, comfort and durability, and all that at an extremely affordable prices.

Are you looking for some adjustable mattresses to deal with your backaches or just want to upgrade your pocket spring mattress? At our FD Beds sales centre, you can have a walkthrough of our entire collection of mattress, beds, headboards, double beds and memory foams beds.

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We have been sourcing from the most reliable furniture and mattress providers and that’s why our prices are unbeatable!

Are you looking for a great double bed? Why not get one from FD Bed? We have the biggest range of beds that could ever get. Is it a children bed or a memory foam bed that you are looking for? We cater to the need of the masses with our extensive variety of latex, orthopaedic, pocket, ottoman storage, Airstream, summer and spring and children beds.

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But we don’t only sell mattresses and beds, because we want to optimize your experience, and that’s why we also provide all the accompaniments like headboards, frames and so on. With our range, it won’t be an issue for you to pick the correct headboard for your bedroom. It not only compliments the aesthetics of your room, but also provide a touch of quality.

At FD Beds, we have a massive range of headboards with the option to pick your own fabric and frame (wooden or metal). We provide headboards in different shapes and sizes to match your needs.

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Is it time to upgrade your furniture, why not do it from FD Beds? Whether it’s drawer wardrobe, single mirror, dressing table or a bookcase, you can never beat our prices and quality. And as aforementioned, we care for our customers and we want best for them in terms of quality, durability and affordability.

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It’s the right time to get your new king size bed, double beds and memory foam beds, because we are all stocked with our best variety ever. It’s time to get all comfy with our affordable mattresses and bed sets, and we promise to deliver you the best!

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Published Date: 17th October 2016
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06 
Oct

Shop FD Beds Most Popular and Best Selling Mattresses

After a long hard day at work the best thing you can get is a good night’s sleep in a warm soft bed, but what makes that bed the way it is, is a good mattress. The mattress is the heart and soul of a bed because without it the bed is just merely a frame. There are many types of mattresses out there available in the market with so many variants that it’ll make your head spin just thinking about them, and hundreds if not thousands of manufacturers making them. So how do you know that which kind is the right one for you and which manufacturer is trustworthy?

Let’s begin with the memory foam mattress; it’s almost impossible not to hear about this kind of mattress as it has been around for quite a few years. The reason it is called the memory foam mattress is due to a special kind of foam that moulds to the body shape of the person laying on it. The foam reacts to the body heat and weight of the person laying on it; as soon as both these forces are applied the foam sinks down a little bit in those areas and in a way moulds to the body shape of the person. When you get up the foam still retains the body shape for a little while as the heat dissipates causing the mattress to cool and take on its former shape. The memory foam mattress is often compared to its counterpart called the pocket sprung mattress. In a pocket sprung mattress there are individual springs that are sown into their own pockets of fabric, these pockets are then spread about inside the mattress which offer support to the body of the person lying on top of it. There can be easily about 2000-2500 in a standard king sized mattress. Pocket sprung mattresses also adjust to different body weights due to individual spring such that if you and your partner are of different weights then the individual springs will displace accordingly leaving the rest of the mattress up to level and won’t cave in as other mattresses do. In addition to these two kinds we have a special kind called an orthopaedic mattress. Basically an orthopaedic mattress is a sub variant of either of them that has special supports for joints, back and overall body. The orthopaedic mattress is a special product for those who suffer from bone problems.

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So, now that we have a better understanding of the kinds of mattresses available, one wonders as to where to buy them – only from the best and the most popular mattress sellers known as FD Beds. FD Beds has a variety of memory foam mattresses, pocket sprung mattresses and orthopaedic mattresses in addition to other products. Here you will get quality products and amazing deals for you so you can have the good night’s sleep you deserve after a hard day’s work.

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Published Date: 6th October 2016
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12 
Sep

Up to 30% off on Mattresses and Beds at FD Beds

Factory Direct Beds never fail to deliver what is required, keeping in view that every individual has separate needs FD Beds feels immense pride in offering quintessential products for everyone. Whether you need pocket sprung mattresses, memory foam mattresses or even orthopaedic mattresses we have got you covered! A very important part of our company is that we try to look after our customers through special discount offers and concessions. This is not only necessary for maintaining our customer base but also to attract potential customers as our quality of mattresses when coupled up with amazing discount offers makes FD Beds’ discount offers the very best in town!

 

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This season we present you with the most amazing offer that demands to be taken into consideration! You heard it right Factory Beds is offering up to a staggering 30% discount on all of its stocks, this essentially means that all your individual mattress needs are going to be entertained with huge discounts. One of the most amazing things of our company is our website which obviously thrives on the superb stock that we have efficiently displayed with all the features. Also with the help of filters you can efficiently manoeuvre the entire website with the help of a single click. Recently you might have noticed that we have included a special feature regarding the amazing discount that we are offering, just take a look at the top of any picture and notice that we are offering relative discounts up to 30%. Let us give you some examples regarding the discounts that we are offering on our diverse products. The first example is related to the category of orthopaedic beds which is a requirement for a lot of people. Keeping in view its demand we are offering the Ortho Perimeter Plasma Star Divan on 30% discount! We are not even joking as the Ortho Perimeter Plasma Star Divan is well known in the Orthopaedic category because of its features such as quality Damask fabric and a 12.5  auge orthopaedic spring system which makes it an exceptional product, especially when you are getting a 30% discount. So, if you are looking for an exceptional fair orthopaedic mattress then Factory Beds is the place for you.

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Our second product essentially represents the diversity of products that Factory Beds represents meeting each and every single need. What if you require a headboard? Well, due to Factory Beds discount scheme you can get the Premium Dorchester Headboard on a discount of 10%. This is a pretty good deal and it further highlights the importance of our company that our discount scheme is not limited to a certain product.

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It does not matter if you are looking for a mattress or an accessory related to beds, now is the time utilize this wonderful opportunity because this for a limited time frame but of course we will be offering pretty good deals in the future as well. Give it a try today.

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Published Date: 12th September 2016
Category: Beds, Mattresses, Sports Mattresses
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26 
Aug

Factory Direct- Buy British made Divans and Mattresses Online

“Quality, Service & Value for Money” is the motto that our company embraces with heart. Factory Direct is a distinguished company that provides you an online platform where you can buy British made divans and mattresses. Our realm of specialization does not limit us to a certain category; this allows us to entertain the needs of each and every single customer. Whether you need pocket sprung mattresses or a bed we’ve got you covered in every aspect. Here are some of the reasons why you should shop at Factory Direct:

Variety:

The single most distinguishing feature of Factory Direct is the fact that we have an endless variety when it comes to pocket sprung mattresses and elegant beds. If you take a look at our website’s beds section, you will find an endless variety of quality beds which means that all your individual needs are covered. Different bed styles including adjustable, children, Ottoman storage and even pocket sprung beds are available. Moving on to the section of mattresses same variety can be looked at, mattresses such as pocket sprung, adjustable, memory and Latex mattresses can be found.

Our Online Platform:

Factory Direct is an exclusive online buying company, a leader in mattresses and beds, we guarantee an excellent experience when it comes to online buying. One often hears that when someone tries online buying the person complains about the entire process and how difficult it was to actually receive the product. Another problem that occurs in this department is the fact that most of the times when a product is listed in the online inventory its real features is not listed and hence the quality is not up to the mark. Factory Direct guarantees that the information provided on our website is 100% real and the quality is outstanding. And even if you decide that you do not like the product we have a seven day return policy. So, there you go, you have nothing to worry about.

The best part about our website is that it is easy to maneuver and use accordingly. Everything is clearly defined in different sections and with precise filters we enable you a purchasing system that is both easy and efficient.

Some other Perks:

Factory Direct is not just confined to a certain category like beds or mattresses, rather we have a large variety of additional categories such as furniture, bed bases, headboards, frames and sports therapy collection. These additional perks allow us to not only target a wider audience but also enable you to have essential home products on a single site.

So, what are you waiting for? Visit fbbeds.co.uk and have access to quality mattresses and beds!

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Published Date: 26th August 2016
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11 
Apr

Keeping your mattress clean

Keeping your mattress cleanWhy would you want to clean your mattress?  Well, if I can mention a few unpleasant facts.  The average person releases about half a pint of sweat a night. Now another not so pleasant fact is that your body is constantly losing dead skin cells.  You lose between 30,000 and 40,000 skin cells an hour – that is 300,000 in an 8-hour sleep – every night.  Guess what lives on eating dead skin cells –  dust mites!

How to clean a mattress?

With all this waste skin falling on your bed and some of it getting onto your mattress, it seems sensible to clean that mattress every so often.  A good quality vacuum cleaner will remove most of these “nasties”.  So it is good practice to at least rotate the mattress regularly and suck up the dust, dead skin and other not so nice stuff from your mattress.

If your poor old mattress is getting all this sweat on it, then it naturally gets to have its own aroma.  The mattress can be deodorised using proprietary deodorisers or “the old fashioned way”.  So what is the “old way”?  Well baking soda is a natural deodoriser and will freshen up your mattress.  If you carefully spread it all over the mattress and leave it for at least 60 minutes, before vacuuming it off it will neutralise odours and whiffs.

It also pays to “air” the mattress when you change the sheets.  Try leaving the mattress open to the air for a few hours, this will help to freshen it up.

What about steam cleaning?

I know that it is becoming a fad to use steam cleaners, but I also know that mattresses and moisture don’t go together well.  There are professional cleaning companies who use specialist steam cleaners, but I would worry about normal domestic varieties and would not recommend it.  If you do steam clean you need to allow the mattress some hours to dry out, otherwise you will have introduced moisture into it and trapped it with bed covers.

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Published Date: 11th April 2016
Category: Mattresses


 

10 
Nov

How often should you change a mattress?

How often should you change a mattress?Most of us realise that the most important part of the bed and mattress partnership is the mattress. Like all products the mattress has a finite life. It is not just about how it looks, the most important consideration is whether it is comfortable. Obviously if it has signs of wear, then that is one factor. But unfortunately, many people do not realise that their mattress is ready for a change. Your mattress is fundamentally important to you getting a good nights sleep.

It is hard to put a precise time when you need to change a mattress. It will vary with person to person. If you are slightly heavier than the average person, then your mattress will need changing more frequently. There are several authoritative organisations that say that once your mattress reaches 5 to 7 years then it is unlikely to be giving you the support you need for a good sleep.

If you think about it, if you keep a mattress for 7 years and sleep 8 hours a night then you are using it for at least twenty thousand hours sleep. That is a lot of use and a lot of sleep time you need to get out of it.

Another factor in frequency of change will be the quality of the original mattress. It used to be recommended that you turned your mattress every 6 months, but this is not necessarily true now. Different newer types of mattress have foam on one side, making traditional turning impossible. But you can rotate the mattress so that the head end is moved round to the foot end. This will help prolong wear and tear.

What signs should I watch out for that indicates that you need to change a mattress:

  • In the morning you wake up stiff, numb and have aches and pains.
  • If you always feel tired in the morning, even after a full night’s sleep, it may be that the mattress is ready for change.
  • If you sleep better on another bed, like a hotel or worse still on the sofa.
  • If the mattress shows signs of wear and tear.  This may be saggy areas, tears, holes or lumpy bits.
  • If your mattress creeks when you move
  • If your partner is kept awake by the mattress moving when you roll over, then the mattress is no longer dampening movement
  • The mattress is seven years old or older.  It may last longer, but after 7 years you should be watching it for any of the above.

If you need to change a mattress, click here to take a look at our wide range of quality mattresses, we will have a a solution that is right for you or call 01455 200 111. 

We are open at the following times if you want to change a mattress:

  • Mon – Sat 9:30am – 5:30pm
  • Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm
 

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Published Date: 10th November 2015
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02 
Sep

Choosing a Bed and Mattress for back pain

Choosing a Bed and Mattress for back painBack pain is something that most of us will suffer from at some time in our life. The Sleep Council report that up to 40% of the population will experience a problem with back pain every year. Some of the problems are caused by old age, some from wear and tear, and some from injuries. Once you have a back pain problem, then you are more likely to experience difficulty with sleep. Sometimes your bed and mattress can be part of the problem. At this stage you are likely to consider a new bed and/or mattress. Do not just go out and buy a bed that claims to be great for your back. Everyone will be different and there is definitely no “one-size-fits-all” solution. Your size, height and weight will help define the right bed for you. So choosing a Bed and Mattress for back pain is very important.

So what can you do?

Our advice, backed up by the Sleep Council, is to think carefully about the purchase. Do not just go for the cheapest, discounted bed available. Set out your requirements carefully to ensure that your bed provides you with correct support and comfort. If you are tall, then you may want to consider an extra-long bed, or probably more sensibly a bed that does not have a foot board. If you are well-built then a very soft mattress is unlikely to help you.

Also think carefully about the “labels” attached to mattresses and beds. Orthopaedic often means that it is just a much firmer mattress. It is not just the firmness that matters; it is the amount of support that the bed and mattress provide. An example of this is that we supply “Sports Mattresses” that have been designed with a range of features that not only alleviate pressure points, but also provide a better airflow around your body.

Firm Mattress for a Bad Back?

The conventional wisdom that you need a firm mattress for a bad back is being reconsidered, because experts now realise that it is more about the support to the right areas of the body (not just the back) rather than firmness that affects the comfort experienced. Better comfort equals better sleep. Better sleep equals better recovery. Sometimes a medium firm bed gives better support and comfort than a very firm bed.

The firmness of a bed is not the only factor to consider, after all a wooden board is very firm, but you will quickly feel uncomfortable on it because it does not flex to your body shape. If you are a small person then your weight will require less support than if you are a bigger person. What many people do not realise is that using different variations of springs and fillings will affect the firmness and comfort of a bed. The old methods of using horse hair or feathers were better than a wooden board, but we have come a long way with mattress technology since those days. Even mattress springs come in different designs and these will have different effects on supporting your body and bad back.

Now if you have a bad back and your mattress needs turning regularly to manage wear and tear, which is not ideal. There are mattresses that do not need turning – do not forget that a good quality mattress is likely to be heavy.

Choosing your mattress

Another mistake people make is to just go into a shop and lie on a mattress for a minute or two and make a choice. Think about times you felt comfortable on am mattress; that hotel, your friend’s house and try to find a mattress like that one. We recommend talking to our experienced staff and narrowing down your choice to 2 or 3 mattresses and beds. Then spend a good amount of time laying on the options you have chosen in a realistic sleeping style. Most people will come into our showroom and lie on their back for about 1 to 3 minutes and make their decision based on it being “so comfortable”. But how many of us actually sleep on our backs – if you do then fine? More of us sleep on our sides. It is more usual for discomfort to become apparent when you are lying in your natural sleeping position AND after a longer period. So lie in the same position you sleep in and try the mattress for at least 10 minutes. A reputable store will be more than happy for you to take your time making the right choice.

To find out more about our range of beds and mattresses call 01455 200 111 or click here.

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Published Date: 2nd September 2015
Category: Beds, Mattresses


 

09 
Jul

Sleep through the heat with FD Beds

We love the summer here at FD Beds. Long, warm evenings, BBQ’s with friends and family, picnics in the sun – what’s not to love? Well one part of the summer that isn’t as lovable is bedtime. We’ve all been there – tossing and turning at all hours stuck to the sheets? Being too hot to sleep is horrible, and it can leave you feeling exhausted, irritable and worn out the next day – meaning you can’t enjoy the summer sun during the daylight hours!

But fear not- we are here to ease your summer sleeping habits with our Blu Cool Memory Foam™! This is no ordinary memory foam, its unique properties ensure that it does not retain body heat. This means that while it still provides the same unique properties of memory foam, it does so without the heat.

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Research shows that there seems to be an ideal temperature for sleep and when this temperature is very high, it can take you longer to fall asleep, and once sleep is achieved, it is more likely to be disturbed. With a Blu Cool Memory Foam™ mattress you are much more likely to keep you core temperature from rising as you mattress will no retain your body heat. This allows for a much more settled and better quality sleep!

So what are you waiting for?! Don’t let the hot summer evening affect your sleep and spoil you summer. Call us on: 01455 200 111 for more information about our Blu Cool Memory Foam™.

Other tips for keeping cool during hot summer nights-

Choose cotton sheets – Light bed linens made of lightweight cotton are breathable and excellent for promoting ventilation and airflow in the bedroom.

Drink plenty – Drink lots and lots or ice-water and keep some with you and in the fridge over night for a refreshing cool down.

Cold water bottles – During the summer fill your hot water bottle and stick it in the freezer to create a bed-friendly ice pack!

Cold sheets – You can effectively cool down a whole room by hanging a cold wet sheet in front of an open window. The breeze blowing in will help to bring down the room’s temperature

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Published Date: 9th July 2015
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09 
Jun

International rugby star recommends Sports Therapy mattresses

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‘Having recently moved house, I was looking for a new mattress that would help me get the best possible sleep – vital for all professional athletes,’ says Anthony Watson, professional sportsman and rugby international.

To combat the physical strain of a full-time international rugby career, Anthony turned to a Vogue Sports Therapy mattress to allow his body the very best chance of a quick recovery. ‘It is perfect for this and has already led to better sleep and is helping my body to recover during rest,’ Anthony continues.

The specially engineered multi-zone foam unit at the heart of each Sports Therapy mattress creates air channels which enhances ventilation and cools the mattress. Meanwhile, individually castellated comfort cells alleviate pressure points and promote high quality sleep to ease those rugby aches and pains.

‘I would highly recommend it to other athletes,’ says Anthony, whose rocketing sporting career means he will need all the rest he can get.

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Published Date: 9th June 2015
Category: Mattresses, Sports Mattresses


 


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