16 May

Do You Live In The Most Sleep-Deprived City In Britain?

Are you having trouble sleeping, and considered it could have something to do with where you live? It may not be such a crazy idea, especially after a recent survey has named the most sleep-deprived cities in the UK. Could your neck of the woods be one of the worst places for catching some zees?

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According to the research, if you live in Glasgow, you are Number One with a bullet, where residents can only manage an average of three hours and 49 minutes a night. This is despite the fact the NHS recommends you should have around eight hours sleep every evening for a full, healthy life.

However, many cities achieve nowhere near. As a matter of fact, those mentioned amongst the most sleep deprived in the country only achieve half as much.

Studies say the people of Manchester sleep an average of four hours and five minutes a night. Birmingham is one of the most restless cities in the UK, where folk manage four hours and ten minutes. The populace of Nottingham sleeps around four and a quarter hour while Southampton residents rest four hours and twenty minutes.

However, even some parts of the country said to be at the other end of the sleep spectrum do not achieve the full eight hours. For instance, the people of Bristol have been called the soundest sleepers in the UK, but they only sleep five and a quarter hours.

There are other busting major cities which have surprisingly low rates of sleep deprivation. Who could have predicted cities that never sleep like London, Newcastle, and Liverpool, as well as the Scottish capital Edinburgh, could have healthy sleep patterns? However, on the other hand, it only stands to reason a fast-moving city like Glasgow would have an issue with sleep deprivation.

If you are living in and around the city and experiencing sleepless nights, we could offer the ideal solution. Beds Glasgow provides the perfect choice of bed products to rest your head. It could be just the thing to reverse the trend for your poor sleep habits.

07 May

Former Snooker Champ Facing New Battle Over Insomnia

How many times have you had trouble sleeping and had to go to work the next day? Did you feel like it affected your performance? Were you walking around in a daze and couldn’t keep your mind on your job? If you are experiencing sleeping problems, it can impact how you function, whichever the activity. It can also affect people from all walks of life, be they businessmen, workers or celebrities.

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One person in the public eye who has spoken about their issues with insomnia is the Snooker player Graeme Dott. The former world champion from Larkhall in Lanarkshire has disclosed how he sought professional help. Mr Dott, 41 years old, has attended a sleep clinic to try and conquer his long-term sleep problems. It is a chronic, crippling condition which the ex-champ feels has disrupted his career. This comes after Dott was surprisingly knocked out in the first round of the World Championships at the Crucible in Sheffield. A shock defeat which many put down to lack of sleep. However, Dott has vowed not to let his affliction get the best of him and is resolved to make a comeback.

The 2006 champion, now ranked No 21 in the world, has revealed he has been living with his disorder for eight years. Dott has stated that, while in the throes of his condition, he has been known to wake up 20 times and may only manage two hours of sleep a night. He even struggles to take a nap and never achieves deep sleep, waking up just before he reaches that point. This leaves him feeling exhausted the next day, which can affect his concentration. An important part of any snooker players game, which can be sorely affected if you do not have a good night’s rest.

Graeme Dott is dedicated to bouncing back from his defeat at the Crucible and battling his sleep disorder head-on. If you are also living with insomnia, you too can fight like a champion and turn your life around. The first step can be buying the right bed and mattress set. We have a varied selection of comfortable, luxury bed products to help you overcome your sleep problems. Why don’t you come and see?

01 May

Experience The Best In Customer Service From Beds Glasgow

If you are on the lookout for the greatest selection of the leading bed products at unbeatable prices, then head for Beds Glasgow. We have been located on the East End of the city for more than three years, you could visit our huge superstore where we have an excess of 50 beautiful beds on display, alongside our magnificent choice of mattresses.

Experience The Best In Customer Service From Beds Glasgow

If you pay a call (0141 554 0792) on Beds Glasgow, just outside the City Centre, you will be made to feel right at home. Why not come in and have a look around, where you can give our beds and mattresses a try at your leisure. You will not be bombarded with any pushy sales talk or be under any pressure to buy. Instead, you will benefit from the best in customer service, from a family business with more than three decades of experience of the bed trade.

We have a vast range of beautiful beds and bed frames, for sale at a bargain price. They cover a broad spectrum of styles and designs, being fashioned from different materials. We have strong, sturdy wooden and metal bed frames, as well as the most comfortable fabric bed frames. Beds Glasgow has a vast selection of divan bed frames, leather or Ottoman beds, alongside having the finest bunk beds, children’s beds for the kids and attractive and practical storage beds, for additional space.

Why not take a look at the marvellous selection of mattresses we have on offer? These take in the most attractive and comfortable pocket sprung mattresses. We also stock the best memory and memory sprung, rolled and orthopaedic mattresses, which will look perfect in any bedroom. You may purchase the mattresses separately and Beds Glasgow also has a huge choice of headboards to suit any bed set.

When you are looking for the perfect centrepiece for your bedroom, put your trust in Beds Glasgow. You can come and collect your beautiful bed product in store, or we can deliver free of charge across Central Scotland. This is the exceptional service you have come to expect from Bed Glasgow.

18 Apr

The Finest Fabric Bed Frames On Sale From Beds Glasgow

There is nothing like luxuriating in a fantastic fabric bed when you wish to experience the height of comfort? Why not lounge around, sink in and lose yourself in one of the fabulous beds we have in stock?

There is the incredible Valentino bed frame, which as well as being aesthetically beautiful is renowned for its practical properties. The fabric bed is handsomely upholstered with a sprung slatted base and an intricately buttoned headboard. The Valentino frame is also ideal for storage, with two large drawers built into the end. You can pick it up in a Double and King size bed frame, but the mattress is sold separately.

Belmonte Paris Bed Frame

If you are looking for an item with a chic European flavour, why not choose our picturesque Paris bed frame? It comes in a variety of sizes, from single to super king size. You can also choose a frame in a broad spectrum of fabrics, taking in everything from glitz velvet to faux leather. The Paris bed frame is also photographed in an eye-catching charcoal linoso fabric.

This elegant bed has a heightened headboard with a lower foot end. It has black and crystal studded lines and cushions firm comfort, along with chrome feet for additional strength.

You could also pick yourself up to the stunning Sierra bed frame in a variety of fabrics and sizes. The bed frame is photographed in magnificent mulberry crushed velvet fabric and is complete with a dazzling diamante headboard. The Sierra also offers an under-mattress storage area, which can be reached by sliding the mattress to the side or raising the base top. This provides additional space for your goods and belongings, which can help with de-cluttering and give you more room. Making the Sierra another striking addition to your bedroom which is both practical and attractive at the same time.

These are just a few of the fabulous fabric bed frames we have available at a competitive price. For a formidable range of stylish, luxury items to spruce up your boudoir, come to our superstore or have a look online. If you wish to experience the fabric of the finest bed frames on the market, look no further than Bed Glasgow.

04 Apr

Beat The Clocks Going Forward And Keep Your Body Clock

We have just experienced a change of season, having said goodbye to spring and entered summer. The time of year when clocks go forward, and you lose an hour in bed. Unfortunately, this can have a devastating effect on your sleeping habits.

Beat The Clocks Going Forward And Keep Your Body Clock

The clocks changing can also impact on your body clock, otherwise referred to as the circadian rhythm. Controlling how your body behaves, from walking to sleeping, over a 24-hour period. However, turning the clocks forward can upset your circadian rhythm, affecting your sleep. Losing an hour’s sleep can put your body clock out of alignment. So, what can you do to get your sleeping pattern back in order, to get a good night’s rest?

Keep up with your bedtime routine. Turn in at the same time every night and get up at the same time every morning. You can also prepare yourself for the clocks going forward by altering your sleeping pattern a few days beforehand. Some recommend you rise 15 minutes earlier in the morning, to become accustomed to losing an hour’s sleep.

You should also resist the temptation to have a lay-in, as much as you may want to. It could prevent you from falling asleep at night and leave you tired and exhausted in the daytime. You may feel as if you are sleepwalking through life, or might drop off during the day, impacting your sleep pattern.

Many feel the best way of dealing with the clocks going forward is not to worry about it. Stressing about getting enough sleep may actually be keeping you awake. After all, experts say it can take up to seven days to re-establish a sleep pattern.

However, the best way to maintain your body clock, and get a decent night’s sleep, is to choose the most comfortable bed and mattress. Check out the magnificent selection on sale from Beds Glasgow, in a wide range of sizes and styles. From the sturdiest bed frames to the most luxurious mattresses available. We offer the best all year round.

Source: Express.co.uk

21 Mar

Be Alert To The Danger Of Narcolepsy

Have you ever fallen asleep unexpectedly or at the wrong time? One minute you were wide awake, the next you are dropping off, and it can happen at the most inopportune moment. Spending time with family? Running for the bus? In the middle of that important business meeting? There seems to be no way of knowing when or where, and it feels like it can strike without warning. It can be embarrassing and have a profound effect on your life. You may fall asleep suddenly and lose control which can be frightening, but what can be the reason? Could it be possible you may be suffering from the condition known as narcolepsy?

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It is a name seldom heard, but how much do you really know about it? The first thing to remember is, although there is no medical remedy for narcolepsy, there are steps you can take to prepare yourself, heighten your awareness and decrease the symptoms.

You should also be aware that narcolepsy is an acute neurological disorder impacting the portion of the human brain controlling sleep. The condition can make you sleep for long hours during the day and experience what is called cataplexy; where you lose muscle control all of a sudden. You may fall asleep for only a matter of seconds, it can still be frightening and potentially hazardous. What if it should occur when you are driving or at work? There are also physical and psychological ramifications to consider, as well as how it effects your day to day life?

You could harm yourself while cooking, cleaning the home or even out walking. Narcolepsy can cause confusion, concentration and memory problems, as well as affecting you emotionally. It is not uncommon for sufferers to experience mental health issues, anxiety and depression. It can even impact your home life and personal relationships.

People may experience a wide variety of symptoms of narcolepsy, which may differ depending on the individual, many suffer from abnormal REM sleep and excessive daytime sleepiness. These may be along with possibly suffering hallucinations, sleep paralysis, sleepless nights; often with heightened alertness, increased heart rate and hot flushes, amongst other side effects.

Narcolepsy can indeed be a very deliberating condition and research has been carried out to try and determine the actual cause. Many believe it may be linked to genetics or possibly connected to some sort of virus or illness which could have altered a person’s brain chemistry, resulting in narcolepsy. Some say your emotional state may play a part in when you experience an episode.

Experts have noted that individuals suffering from narcolepsy may be deprived of a chemical in the brain which regulates sleep called Hypocretin, otherwise referred to as orexin.

They may be lacking in the neurons that produce hypocretin, known as Hcrt cells, which can affect control alertness and cause you to fall asleep unexpectedly. However, the science community is working on a way to increase hypocretin levels artificially, to counteract the effects of narcolepsy.

It is widely felt changes in your lifestyle, undergoing counselling and self-help can help you deal with the symptoms of narcolepsy. However, in many cases, those suffering from narcolepsy are reluctant to go to the doctor. They may experience only the one symptom, daytime sleepiness, which they may not attribute to narcolepsy but to other disorders or medical complaint, like epilepsy. Some people may also put their tiredness down to emotional problems such as depression or a medical complaint. However, if you suspect you may be suffering from narcolepsy, you should consult your GP and tell him or her all about your symptoms.

Narcolepsy can be difficult to diagnose sometimes, but by knowing the facts, it could put you on the path to managing your condition and live a full life.

16 Mar

Find the Perfect Children’s Bed For Sale From Beds Glasgow

Remember when you were growing up ad your bedroom was your whole world? A special place where you could escape and spend some time alone. Listening to music, talking with friends or watching TV in a room with posters of your favourite pop star on the wall as you lounged around on your bed.

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If you now have kids of your own, you will know that, the choice of bed is important to them. We at Beds Glasgow understand buying the right Children’s bed can brighten a youngster room as well as possibly reflecting their personality. That is not to mention being a lot of fun, and we have a wide range to choose from.

There is the super cool Speeder Bed Frame, made to resemble a sleek racing car for the fan of formula one. It is finished in a thrilling gloss red lacquer and is designed to fit a mattress measuring 90 x 190cm. The mattress is not included, and the base will be delivered between 14 to 21 days.

Lovers of motor racing could also cruise around or lay about on a beautiful blue Racer Bed frame. Another amazing bed product in an exhilarating sports car design. It comes in an eye-catching high gloss lacquer and graphic detailing. As well as boasting 3D wheels with impeccable finishing and front spoiler, to make your child feel as if they were behind the wheel at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Furthermore, Beds Glasgow has the one of a kind London Bunk Bed in stock. You will feel as if you are taking a ride on public transport through the capital, taking in the sights of Big Ben or Westminster in your bright red bunk beds.

These are just a few of the incredible Children’s Beds you could pick up at a competitive price from Beds Glasgow. This is the place to find the perfect bed product to brighten any room, which could be the source of many happy memories for years to come. Who knows?

02 Mar

Got Something To Say? Why Do We Talk In Our Sleep?

Have you turned in the middle of the night to hear your partner give a running commentary in their sleep? Do you think they are talking to you, but they are actually in dreamland? They may be exhibiting signs of what is called somniloquy, or more commonly known as sleep talking.

Talk In Our Sleep

One out of a hundred adults in the UK talk in their sleep. Some of what they say can be complete nonsense, while others believe when your loved one speak out while counting zees, they may be offering you an insight into their private thoughts, or the secrets which reside in their subconscious. Sleep talking can often be funny, entertaining and even a little eye-opening sometimes, but what does it really mean?

The National Sleep Foundation, as you would imagine, has greatly researched the subject and has gathered there are a variety of explanations why someone may sleep talk. Some of which may not be cause for levity. Studies suggest it may be linked to stress or psychological problems like stress, depression, substance abuse or being sleep deprived, amongst other reasons.

There is also a chance you may talk in your sleep if you have nightmares or suffer from sleep disorders related to REM sleep or sleep apnoea. Many people believe sleep talking may be genetic and passed down the family.

However, if you are concerned about what you say in your sleep, experts say you don’t have to worry. Experts believe what you talk about while unconscious doesn’t mean anything, and you shouldn’t pay any attention to it.

Sleep talking is not serious, and you shouldn’t worry about it. However, if you would like to rectify the situation, and stop giving your partner something to laugh at, then there are steps you can take to reduce the chances of somniloquy.

You can decrease your emotional stress and do more exercise in the daytime. It can tire you out so you can get a better rest at night. However, exercising before bedtime will keep you awake. It is also recommended you do not have a big meal, drink caffeine or alcohol before you go to bed.

For many people though, the best remedy for sleep talking is to get a proper night’s rest and develop a regular sleeping pattern. This can be achieved by buying the most comfortable bed or mattress set from Beds Glasgow. We have a remarkable selection to choose from, where you can find the ideal bed product to meet your needs. Come and see for yourself why everybody’s talking about Beds Glasgow. Let’s just hope it’s not in the middle of the night.

Source: Mirror.co.uk

24 Feb

The Tufted Memory Sprung Mattress For Sale From Beds Glasgow

Beds Glasgow is the place to find the most magnificent selection of mattresses for sale at marvellous prices. There are so many to choose from, available online or in our superstore near Glasgow city centre, you may even feel like you don’t know where to start. However, we can help you select the perfect mattress to brighten your boudoir by showing you one of the most popular we have on offer.

The Tufted Memory Sprung Mattress For Sale From Beds Glasgow

If you are looking for one of our best selling bed products, you can pick up a top of the line Tufted Memory Sprung Mattress. One of the most beautiful items we have in stock with an incredible array of features, to provide you with the most comfortable, luxurious sleep. The Tufted Memory Sprung Mattress boasts an open coil spring unit, complete with a 1-inch memory foam layer for additional comfort.

The lauded memory foam layer is renowned for maintaining the body’s natural form, and merged with the open coil spring unit, provides optimum support. You can pick up the mattress in various sizes, from single and double to king size and super king size. It is hand tufted and has an elegant cushioned top finishing. The Tufted Memory Sprung Mattress is perfectly suited to any bedstead and compliments the interior of any bedroom.

If you are on the lookout for the ideal memory sprung mattress for a price you can only dream about, then come to Beds Glasgow. See for yourself why this item is one of the most admired and sought-after products we have in stock. The Tufted Memory Sprung Mattress is the jewel of the crown of our mattress sale, so why not stop by and pick up one for a bargain? It can make your bedroom complete.

13 Feb

Researchers Can Silence Snoring With AI Smart Pillow

There are very few things to cause as much domestic upheaval or to drive your other half crazy, that to have a partner that snores. It can keep you awake at night, leaving you irritable, restless and exhausted in the daytime. It can often be the cause of arguments and leave you feeling like a bear with a sore head. It is a problem which has troubled mankind for centuries, but, thanks to modern technology and the wonders of science, we may have found an answer, in the realms of artificial intelligence.

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It is the breakthrough which could change the world, as well as save millions of marriages. Where a team of American researchers, from Northern Illinois University, have invented a one of a kind smart pillow, utilising the latest noise-cancelling technology and adaptive algorithms. Designed to adapt itself to the individual breathing patterns of the person snoring and quiet them down. It sounds like an amazing concept, but unfortunately, for the moment, that’s as far as it goes. However, the ground-breaking idea has been outlined in a thorough study, appearing in the IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica.

This is not the first-time experts have tried to harness noise-cancelling equipment to silence someone’s’ snoring. The equipment was formerly placed in blankets and headboards, but never into an actual pillow itself.

Basically, the noise cancelling system operates by identifying the sounds of snoring, then creating sound waves of equivalent amplitude to cancel them out. The snoring sounds are detected by a reference microphone, as a pair of error microphones detect any ambient noise. The noises then go through an adaptive filter and construct an appropriate anti-noise signal, played through a pair of speakers in the pillow.

Right now, the AI smart pillow is merely at the prototype stage. However, should it become readily available, think of how many people could have a silent sleep, and how many other halves could be spared having to listen to their snoring?

Source: Dailymail.co.uk