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National Bed Month - Sleep Blog

National Bed Month is upon as again as we enter the month of March, and we all know the importance of sleep and the relationship it plays with our health and lifestyle. So it's no surprise that the average person spends around a third of their life in bed! National Bed Month is a campaign run by the Sleep Council to raise awareness of the importance of sleep and to highlight the importance of a good, comfortable bed in achieving a good night's sleep.

Is it time for a new bed?

If you're pondering on the thought of a new bed, and the benefits that it may have on your every day life, then have a look at a few of our pointers below to help you make that all important decision.

  • Is your bed more than 7 years old or more?
  • Is your bed noisier than usual?
  • Has it lost its shape, or slightly lumpy in areas?
  • Do you and your partner roll towards one another unintentionally?

These are all sure signs that its time to invest in your sleep and update your bed. The importance of a good bed in getting a good night's sleep is often overlooked. A bed that is both comfortable and supportive will ensure you wake less, move less and are less likely to feel tired when you wake up.

What makes a good bed?

A good bed must be comfortable and supportive - not too hard or too soft. Preferably it should be under 7 years old as well as being big enough to provide you with a restful sleep. Size is also an important element to consider as the most common complaints around poor sleep come from partner disturbance. The Sleep Council ran a poll to find out 'what size bed you sleep in' - Surprisingly almost half of the nation sleep in a double bed (47%) followed by 34% of the population sleeping in a king sized bed. But did you know that according to the Sleep Council, a standard double bed gives each person only 2ft 3in of space - which believe it or not, is less than a baby in a cot!

Blissful beds at Leekes

At Leekes, our mattresses and divans provide superior support to guarantee you a good night's sleep. Provided by the largest mattress brands such as Tempur, Silentnight, Sealy and Hypnos, all of our mattresses are produced with the highest craftsmanship and quality. Not only will our mattresses and divans help you sleep, they will also provide a stylish new element to your bedroom. Shop our wide range of mattresses and divans here.

One of our top picks for National Bed Month is the Rest Assured Pablo 2000 2 drawer ottoman double bed. A luxuriously hand crafted divan that has been designed with comfort in mind, transforming your sleeping environment into a tranquil retreat. Featuring 2 convenient under bed storage drawers, perfect for maximising your space without compromising on comfort and style.

Rest Assured Pablo 2000 ottomanThroughout the month of March, we will be posting weekly sleep tips as well as our 'Bed Brand' of the week. So be sure to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with all things sleep this March.


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