Bed Guide

Why and when you should purchase yourself a new bed...

When your bed is no longer providing proper support and comfort, it may well be affecting your sleep. Many people are unaware that their bed maybe one of the reasons they haven't been sleeping well.

What you must remember is that beds do not last forever - the lifespan of your mattress depends on a number of factors such as the quality, care, amount of use (e.g. If you use your bed for reading a lot, or lying on to work etc.)

You might also not know that the lifespan of a bed or mattress can greatly depend on lifestyle changes, such as losing or gaining weight, aging etc.

It might be time for a new mattress if...

  • You wake up with aches and pains, which gradually wear off as the day progresses
  • You are not sleeping as well as a year or two ago
  • You get a better night's sleep elsewhere apart from your own bed
  • Your mattress shows clearly visible signs of wearing and tearing
  • You can feel a difference in your mattress (a common problem is spring's 'popping' through into your back

Getting yourself a new bed may not be a magical cure to all of your sleeping problems, but we can assure you, it will definitely help you get a better night's sleep and leave you feeling fresh and alert when you awake.

We have literally hundreds of beds for you to choose from. Remember, there is not a 'perfect' bed that is particular for everybody, each and every mattress is different. For advice on which mattress we think would suit you, please feel free to select the live support option to the right of this page, where you will talk to an experienced sales assistant that works in our retail shop based in Barwell, Leicestershire!

How To Choose The Right Bed:

Here are just a few pointers to consider when purchasing a new bed...

  • Type of Bed: What sort of bed would you prefer? What do you like or dislike about your current bed? Would you prefer a firmer or softer bed than the one you are sleeping on at the moment?
  • Price Range: Always shop for the best value bed, not the lowest price. Yes, of course, there are some lower priced beds available, but the better the construction, fillings and springs have a massive impact on the comfort and support, as well as hugely effecting the lifespan of the bed or mattress.
  •  Size: One of the most common complaints is being disturbed by a partner whilst sleeping. With a larger bed, you are much less likely to disturb each other at night, leading to a much better night sleep. You should measure whether or not your bed is big enough by lying on the bed with you and your partner's hands behind your head without touching. If your elbows touch, then it is likely that you need a bigger bed.
  • The height of Person:  Your bed should also be 4 - 6 inches longer than the tallest person. Anybody over 6ft should consider a custom bed longer than standard. For special size beds please feel free to phone 01455 846017
  • Bed Height:  Also you must consider the bed's height - most bedsteads are lower than that of a divan base with drawers as the extra space is needed for storage.

Typical United Kingdom Size Chart:

All mattresses are manufactured within accepted tolerances.  Whilst every mattress is produced to the required size, a small variance is normal. These tolerances are typical across the industry and are accepted and understood
by the Sleep Council and National Bed Federation.

All our mattresses will fit the equivalent sized divan or bed frame.

Name Imperial Metric
Small Single 2'6" x 6'3" 75 x 190 cm
Single 3' x 6'3" 90 x 190 cm
Small Double 4' x 6'3" 120 x 190 cm
Double 4'6" x 6'3" 135 x 190 cm
King size 5' x 6'6" 150 x 198cm
Super king 6' x 6'6" 180 x 198 cm


The controlling sizes for all mattresses/beds are metric and approximate (imperial sizes are for guide only)
Spring counts quoted refer to a 150 x 198cm (King mattress) and all standard sizes are relative.


How to take care of your new mattress

The following information below is very important and will help you in ensuring you receive the best advice in taking care of your new mattress and giving you a carefree night's sleep.

Do not bend or fold the mattress as this can damage the spring unit and may invalidate the warranty.

It is important to turn and or rotate your mattress weekly for the first 3-months, then every 4 weeks thereafter. Use the handles if fitted to position the mattress on the bed. Do not carry the mattress with the handles. When turning/rotating the mattress please do not let it fall of against the surface of the divan, as this may damage the spring system. Assistance may be required. The label will tell you if you need to turn and rotate or just rotate your mattress

Filling settlement should not be regarded as a manufacturing defect. Regular turning/rotating of your mattress will help the fillings to settle down evenly and will help prolong the life span of the mattress.

We recommend that you use a mattress protector, which will help prevent the dyes used in some bed linen transferring onto the mattress which can happen as a reaction to body moisture. Regular airing of the mattress every 3 months will reduce moisture build

Avoid soiling or staining of the product, as these are deemed a health & safety Hazards and will invalidate your warranty. We always recommend using a mattress protector.

Do not use chemicals or detergent cleaners as these may adversely affect the fabric covering, stitching and may also affect some of the filling materials used. In case of soiling, the mattress may be lightly sponged with a weak solution of soap and water. Excessive wetting will damage the

If you must store the mattress for any period, please make sure it is stored flat and not on its side, as this will distort the spring unit and cause the fillings to settle unevenly and drastically shorten the life of your mattress.

If you purchase a mattress only, do not use on a base that is not suitable for the mattress, as the life of mattress can be severely reduced and invalidate your warranty.

Any defacement or removal of product labelling will invalidate the warranty.
Do not for long periods sit on the mattress, the fillings used in a mattress and very different to fillings used in a sofa and long periods of sitting on a mattress can cause permanent damage to the fillings and spring unit.

Do not jump or stand on your mattress this can cause permanent damage, do not allow children to bounce on the bed like a trampoline.

Avoid placing heavy or bulky objects on the mattress. As this can cause permanent damage to the spring system.

Use a mattress protector to help prolong the life of your bed. It will minimize wear and tear, guard against marks and stains, and help to maintain the appearance of the new