14 Oct

Mattress Scammers At Large

Mattress Scammers At Large

Here at Beds Glasgow, we pride ourselves in offering our customers a fantastic range of beds and mattresses that are excellent in quality and prices. You will always have peace of mind that your equipment is coming from a reliable source, unlike some people down South who have been purchasing mattresses from door-to-door sellers recently.

Dirty Mattresses

The Local Government Association has recently reported that some ‘scam traders’ have been selling dirty mattresses that had been thrown away by their original owners. Others had been importing them without the required safety certificates, repackaging them in branded wrapping, and then selling them on to unsuspecting customers. Many of these crooks have been telling their unsuspecting customers that local hotels had been selling them off after ordering too many mattresses by mistake.

The chairman of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities board, Simon Blackburn, has commented on the issue, saying, “These fly-by-night sellers don’t care about the risks these mattresses pose, they just want to make a quick buck and leave you with phoney details so they can’t be traced. These mattresses may be described as memory foam, but are carefully wrapped so you have no idea what you are buying.”

Complaints Rising

The mattress scam issue is rapidly increasing, and Devon and Somerset Trading Standards have reported that they had received twenty complaints in the first half of 2016 compared to just two in the same period in 2014.

Blackburn then went on to say, “The mattresses generally fail fire safety tests and are often worn-out, dirty and unhygienic items destined for the tip. Anyone offered a cheap mattress on their doorstep should not buy one.”

 Reliable Source

If you are considering buying a new mattress, get in touch with us here at Beds Glasgow. We will ensure that you get the perfect mattress to suit your needs, and you will know that it is coming from a reliable source, with all related safety certificates.

With a range of different styles and sizes, there really is something for everyone here. Contact us today to find out more.


  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37579587
07 Oct

Can Yoga Prevent Back Pain?


Can Yoga Prevent Back Pain

Back pain is something that will affect most people at some point in their life. It is not usually a serious condition, but it can be extremely painful. Those who suffer from back pain will commonly find themselves heading straight to their bed for a lie-down. What they are not considering, though, is that the bed could actually be the cause of their problems.

An orthopaedic mattress might be the answer to these individuals’ back problems. This type of mattress provides support to the lumbar region of the back, making them ideal for those suffering from lower back problems. Another great feature of these mattresses is that most are manufactured from hypo-allergenic materials, making them ideal for those who suffer from allergies as well as back pain.

Yoga to Treat Back Pain

Most people will opt for physio or medication if they are experiencing severe back pain. However, new research has shown that yoga can be effective in helping to reduce this back pain.

Robert B. Saper, MD, director of integrative medicine at Boston Medical Centre in the United States presented his study at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Pain Management 2016. He said, “It’s effectiveness was most obvious among those who stayed with the yoga.”

The study enrolled 320 adult patients from community health centres in Boston who suffered from chronic back pain with no apparent causes. Patients were randomly assigned to one of three groups:

  • Yoga
  • Education
  • PT

The yoga group had a weekly class lasting seventy-five minutes and also had a very low student-to-teacher ratio. The PT group had fifteen, sixty-minute sessions that were on a one-to-one basis, which included aerobic exercises. The education group received a voluminous book on back pain.

Those who took part in the yoga reported being ‘very satisfied’ and ‘very improved’.

Affordable Orthopaedic Mattresses

Purchasing a new bed can be challenging for many people, due to a variety of reasons, including health issues and cost. Nevertheless, Beds Glasgow has a huge range of affordable beds that include orthopaedic mattresses that can support your back and minimise pain when sleeping.


  1. http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/news/20161004/yoga-as-good-as-physical-therapy-for-back-pain