16 Dec

Fancy a new bed to hang your stocking on?

Christmas is almost upon us and people all over Glasgow are preparing for the festive season. We are getting ready to trim the tree, carve the turkey and hang the decorations. However, for many of us, it is also the time to consider altering the interior decoration of our homes. Why not mark the end of the year by having a clear out and treat yourself to some wonderful new furniture? There’s no need to wait for the January sales. It could be the perfect gift for Christmas.

Therefore, if you are looking for the ideal home addition to ring in the new year, then you could choose a beautiful bedroom set from Beds Glasgow. We pride ourselves on providing the most attractive and affordable bed products in a variety of styles be it modern, contemporary or traditional. Our superstore off the M8, close to Glasgow city centre, has a vast selection box of bed frames, mattresses, full divans and headboards to brighten any home.

Just check out the glorious range of beds we have for sale at competitive prices. From a Solo Metal bed and a stunning Victoria bed frame to a White Crystal bed frame and a fittingly festive White Sleigh frame, among a multitude of other marvellous bed products.

Christmas is also the right occasion to pick up a new bed for the kids. Beds Glasgow has an awesome choice of brilliantly designed children’s beds, to capture their imagination. Choose a cool bed product for boys and girls in the style of a racing car, such as a Blue or Red Racer bed frame or a sleek Speeder frame. Customers could pick up a super Chelsea midsleeper in white neutral oak with extra storage space where, if you raise the bed there are additional shelves underneath. The multi-purpose bed comes with a ladder and bookcase and perfectly fits a single sized mattress.

These are just a few of the fantastic items you can pick up at Beds Glasgow this holiday season. Take a trip to our grotto and experience some festive cheer when you purchase a glorious new bed this Christmas. It’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.

02 Dec

Fight The Effects Of SAD With A Bed From Beds Glasgow

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD is a type of depressive illness which, as the name suggests, sees sufferers’ moods and wellbeing being affected by changes in weather and the seasons. It is a debilitating illness which reportedly touches one in fifteen of the population, leading to various symptoms, from anxiety and social disorders to lethargy and sleep problems, among many others.

Fight The Effects Of SAD With A Bed From Beds Glasgow

Many people experience the signs of SAD between the months of September And April. However, the symptoms can increase significantly in December, January, and February. In some cases, Seasonal Affective Disorder can be so incapacitating that sufferers find it hard to function in wintertime and require constant attention. It is Also customary for individuals to be afflicted with a less powerful form of the ailment commonly referred to as sub-syndromal SAD, often called the winter blues.

Seasonal Affective Disorder can strike people from all walks of life, and you can start exhibiting the symptoms at any age, but most sufferers begin showing the signs around 18 to 30 years old. Among the most common symptoms associated with SAD are sleeping difficulties. If you are living with Seasonal Affective Disorder, you may suffer from disturbed, disruptive sleep, where you find it hard to get some rest at night. Conversely, those in the throes of SAD may wake up early in the morning or have trouble staying awake in the daytime. What’s more, should you eventually drop off, you also run the risk of oversleeping, leaving you overtired and exhausted the next day. This could take both a physical and psychological toll on your overall health.

One of the best ways of dealing with a sleeping disorder brought on by SAD is to increase the amount of natural light into your house coupled with choosing the right bed or mattress for a comfortable nights sleep. Beds Glasgow has the greatest choice of top quality bed products, providing the optimum in luxury and comfort. If you are looking for an undisturbed rest to get your sleeping pattern back in order, negating the signs of Seasonal Affective Disorder, then look over the excellent selection on offer from Beds Glasgow. Either online or in our superstore near Glasgow city centre. Where you can find the finest bargains all year round, whichever the season.

21 Jun

Do You Have Trouble Sleeping? You’re Not Alone

There are times when we all have trouble sleeping. You may have a lot on your mind. Are money worries, family problems or stresses at work keeping you awake? Surely, its part of everyday life. No big deal. But, as a matter of fact, sleep disorders are becoming increasingly common in the UK. Just check out the statistics.

Studies say one in three UK adults, approximately 31% of the population, suffer from insomnia, while 16 million people experience sleepless nights. Two out of three people, around 67%, have their sleep disrupted while over 20% only manage five hours sleep at most. Reportedly, almost 50% of the UK adult population feel they do not get enough sleep. The same ratio, almost half, do not even take steps to get a good night’s rest. Despite over 25% claiming improving their sleep is the most important health goal.

All in all, UK adults sleep an average of six hours a night. The National Sleep Foundation advises you get between seven and nine hours for a proper rest.

People adopt many different measures to try and get to sleep. It is reported 13%, just over one in ten, of the adult population, will take sleeping pills. However, that number rises to 19% for those between the ages of 18 and 24 years old.

13%, of the population, may take a nightcap, an alcoholic drink, to help them fall asleep, but it is not recommended. Ironically, drinking before bedtime can backfire and keep you awake.

If you have trouble falling asleep it is advised you try more conventional means. 39% prefer reading late at night to relax while 18% avoid electronic devices. 32% of adults abstain from drinking caffeine after 12 noon to prevent disruptive sleep.

There are so many steps you can take to get a good night’s rest. But for many, the most important is to choose the right bed and mattress and we have an excellent selection available. Say goodbye to restless disruptive sleep by treating yourself to a top-quality mattress from Beds Glasgow. It could set you on course for a new life.

17 Apr

Why a Bad Bed Can Ruin Your Libido

In an earlier post, we discussed some of the symptoms associated with an uncomfortable mattress, and one of these was that a poor mattress could affect your libido. Libido issues can be a worry for both men and women. However, it is something that could be addressed through something as simple as buying a mattress and bed that suits you.

But how does an uncomfortable mattress affect libido?

Can a Lack of Sleep Cause Mental Health Problems?

When you sleep, you are not just resting and rejuvenating your body; you’re doing the same for your brain. A lack of comfortable sleep means the brain is not recovering adequately from the toils of the previous day. Over the course of weeks and months, this can increase the likelihood of anxiety and depression.

And yes – anxiety and depression are issues known to decrease libido. If you have been feeling down in the dumps for no apparent reason, it could be down to your mattress. Moreover, mental health problems caused by a lack of sleep means being less productive and less happy overall.

Does a Lack of Energy Reduce Libido?

There are different stages of sleep essential for a good night’s rest. If that sleep is interrupted for any reason, you will not get theeventual deep, restful sleep that allows the body to recover. Quite often, those who sleep on uncomfortable mattresses wake up feeling more tired than they were before they went to bed.

Lack of energy due to being tired means a detrimental effect on libido.

Poor Sleep Lowers Testosterone Levels

A lack of testosterone is something often associated with getting older. Nevertheless, more young people are now experiencing the same effects of low testosterone levels. When these young people finally get to bed after a night of partying or whatever,trying to sleep on an uncomfortable mattress means no restful sleep, as discussed above, which then also affects testosterone levels. Loss of libido will eventually occur.

As you can see from the above, an uncomfortable mattress could be a significant contributing factor to libido issues. Better sleep equalsimproved physical and mental health. Take a look at your mattress– is it as comfortable as it should be?

15 Mar

Yes – It’s National Bed Month Again

Welcome to the month of March. If you are in the bedding industry, you know what that means: we are now in the midst of National Bed Month. If you are not in the industry, you may not know that 2017 marks the 27th straight year of recognising National Bed Month in the UK. This is the month we talk about mattresses, sleeping, and all things beds. We are on board here at Beds Glasgow.

National Bed Month

So what exactly is National Bed Month? It is an annual campaign to help raise awareness of sleep-related issues and how these can be addressed through quality bedding. The campaign is a great educational opportunity inasmuch as many people don’t understand how poor quality bedding interrupts good sleep.

Do you follow our weekly blog posts? If so, you know our previous two posts listed signs suggesting you might be sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress without knowing it. Now consider the fact that longevity has a lot to do with whether the mattress you are sleeping on is comfortable. A high-quality mattress should last between 10 and 20 years before breaking down sufficiently enough to interrupt your sleep. Of course, you will pay more for quality.

Better Sleep Is Much Needed

From our perspective, there is another topic – sleep deprivation – that is just as important to talk about during National Bed Month as the quality of your mattress. Numerous studies over the last couple of years clearly show that kids are getting less sleep and suffering for it both physically and emotionally. And, unfortunately, they are learning bad sleep habits from parents who are not giving enough attention to good sleep.

If you are sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress, now would be a good time to replace it. But please pay attention to your sleep habits too. Make a point of establishing a routine bedtime, disconnect (turn off electronic devices) at least an hour before bed, and remove the TV from your bedroom. Make bedtime sleep time for at least 8 to 10 hours per night. You will be better off for it.

06 Mar

3 More Symptoms of an Uncomfortable Mattress

In a previous post, we addressed three symptoms of an uncomfortable mattress. All three were things you might experience without realising that you are suffering because you’re not comfortable when you are sleeping. We’ve decided to follow-up that post with three more symptoms.

Keep in mind that it is entirely possible to sleep on an uncomfortable mattress for months before figuring out that it is causing you problems. The six symptoms listed between these two blog posts are intended to help you work out if your mattress needs to be replaced.

3 More Symptoms of an Uncomfortable Mattress

1. You Are Gaining Weight

People who are not sleeping enough present a higher risk of gaining weight. This is due to two factors. First, a lack of restful sleep alters the chemical balance in the body and makes it more difficult for a person to feel full after eating. Second, sleep deprivation can lead to overeating as the body attempts to compensate for the lack of energy. If you are gaining weight inexplicably, it may be because you are not sleeping well.

2. You Are Forgetting Things

We all expect to experience minor memory issues as we age, but routinely forgetting things for no apparent reason is another matter altogether. Not getting enough sleep could be the culprit. Here’s the deal: sleep plays an important role in forming memories in the brain. If you’re not getting enough sleep, many of those memories that would otherwise take root do not. Both short- and long-term memory can be affected.

3. Your Libido Is Dropping

Restful sleep is essential to a healthy libido. Research has shown that not getting enough sleep can reduce the sex drive in both men and women. In men, it can even be a contributing factor to erectile dysfunction and low sperm count.

As you can see, restful sleep is essential to a lot of areas of everyday life. If you’ve noticed any of the six symptoms we’ve listed in our combined blog posts, take a second look at whether your mattress is behind them or not.

05 Mar

3 Symptoms of an Uncomfortable Mattress

Imagine seeing a television advert in which a spokes person asks if your bed mattress is really comfortable. You eventually come to the conclusion that you don’t really know. In fact, you’ve never thought about whether you’re comfortable enough in bed to get a good night’s sleep.

Sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress without knowing it is not that unusual. Most mattresses just at the verge of breaking down begin to make their occupants just uncomfortable enough to interrupt sleep yet not enough to make it obvious that a lack of comfort is the problem.

Symptoms of an Uncomfortable Mattress

Here are three symptoms that suggest you might be sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress:

1. You’re Drowsy During the Day

If you are uncomfortable in bed, you may doze off without ever falling into REM sleep. REM sleep is that deep sleep we all need. Finding yourself constantly drowsy during the day at least tells you you’re not getting enough restful sleep, and the reason may be the comfort of your mattress. You may be just comfortable enough to fall asleep but not enough to find that place of REM rest.

2. You Wake up with Back Pain

You don’t actually have to be restless all night to know you’re sleeping on an uncomfortable mattress. Waking up every morning with back pain is a good sign that your mattress is no longer providing the kind of support you need. Remember that a mattress should provide enough support to keep your spine and head properly aligned throughout the night. One that is beginning to break down doesn’t provide that support.

3. You Toss and Turn All Night

There are plenty of people who toss and turn all night, attributing their sleeping problems to stress or an inability to turn the brain off. Stress and thinking too much certainly can interrupt sleep. However, physical discomfort can have you tossing and turning without you even realising it. If you find yourself waking up multiple times during the night just to turn over, there’s a fairlystrong likelihood you’re not comfortable.

18 Feb

How Your Mobile Phone Can Ruin Your New Bed

You’ve invested in a brand-new bed after coming to the realisation you haven’t had a good night’s sleep in a long time. Your decision might be a very good one, especially if your old bed was worn out. The thing you don’t want to do is ruin your new bed by doing other things that prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Enter the mobile phone.

How Your Mobile Phone Can Ruin Your New Bed

The mobile phone has become an integral part of modern life. That’s all well and good, but mobile phones can prevent people from sleeping well. According to the experts, there are three things to be concerned about:

1. Blue Light from Electronic Devices

Electronic device screens emit a certain kind of blue light that interrupts sleep. This blue light affects the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps to regulate sleep patterns. Less melatonin means more difficulty sleeping. Therefore, if you’re using your mobile phone within the last 30 minutes before going to bed, you are making it harder to fall asleep.

2. Increased Brain Activity

Playing a quick game or answering e-mail just before bed gets the brain working again. Even if you spent the last few hours winding down, just a few minutes of activity on your phone could once again raise your level of alertness to where it was earlier in the day. Not only will you have trouble falling asleep but you may have trouble staying asleep.

3. Overnight Interruptions

Lastly, even if you put down your phone an hour before bed, it could still be ruining your sleep. Mobile phones are notorious for waking us up in the middle of thenight by way of endless notifications. If you do keep your mobile phone next to your bed, do yourself a favour and turn off notifications.

If you have recently put money into a new bed in order to get a good night’s sleep, good for you. Now learn what steps you can take to prevent your mobile phone from ruining the benefits of that new bed.

Sources:

1. https://sleep.org/articles/ways-technology-affects-sleep/

16 Dec

Reliable and Top-Quality Supplier

Here at Beds Glasgow, we appreciate that there is nothing more important than a good night’s sleep, which is why we ensure that all our mattresses are of top-quality. When you purchase a mattress from us, you can rest assured that you are dealing with a reliable supplier.

John Lewis

However, recent reports suggest that some mattresses provided by other top suppliers have been failing elements of testing. As a result, a whole new range of tests is being implemented to ensure maximum safety and comfort going forward.

New and Improved

Following on from the Cabinet Maker’s Mattress Report, John Lewis has agreed to take part in a new and improved level of testing after conducting their own investigations. Two sample mattresses were used from John Lewis to take part in the report, one of these passed all tests while the other failed in certain areas.

Head of product technology at John Lewis, Dave Mallinson, made a statement to Cabinet Maker, saying, “Two of our mattresses were included in the tests and we were very disappointed that one of them appeared to not meet our high standards. Although we no longer sell the mattress concerned, it had previously passed all its testing. There is nothing more important to us than the safety of all of the products we sell; we work hard to make sure that all of our own brand mattresses comply with relevant regulation and they are all rigorously tested.”

Enhanced Level of Testing

He added, “Following the report, we asked the manufacturer to fully investigate and also carried out our own thorough independent investigations. As a result, we have agreed a new and enhanced level of testing that goes beyond that required of BS7177. We hope this will ensure they are as safe as they can be and that our customers can continue to have total confidence in the quality of John Lewis own brand products.”

If you are looking to purchase a new mattress but want to ensure that you are buying from a reliable and top-quality supplier, and then look no further than Beds Glasgow. We have an extensive selection of exclusive beds and mattresses at fantastic prices.

Source:

1. https://www.cabinet-maker.co.uk/retail/john-lewis-agrees-enhanced-level-of-testing-following-mattress-report/15895.article

18 Nov

What Makes Beds Glasgow Stand Out?

Many people choose to buy both quality beds and comfortable mattresses from Beds Glasgow everyday, be it online or in our store. We’re a well-known and local Glasgow business, but what is it that makes Beds Glasgow stand out from all the other bed and mattress suppliers?

There are a range of different reasons as to why Beds Glasgow stands out, from being highly experienced to providing some of the best beds and mattresses you can find in Scotland.

We’re going to go through some of these reasons in more detail.

Decades of Experience

The Beds Glasgow team has years of experience under their belts, knowing which products and furniture is best for you, whatever your needs happen to be. If you’re looking for a new bed or mattress because of pains or sleeping troubles, we can show you exactly what you can buy to try and solve these kinds of problems.

Many people don’t know what to look for when it comes to buying a new bed or mattress, that’s why our team is always on hand to help you choose something that’s right for you.

Highest Quality Products

Beds Glasgow only stocks the best when it comes to the furniture we sell, this is so that our valued customers get only the highest quality products. No one wants to buy sub-par furniture, especially because it’s such an important investment in your home, something you’ll have to see and use almost every day.

Make sure that you only choose a bed and mattress supplier that stocks the real deal when it comes to furniture. There’s nothing worse than finding that your furniture has gone bad after only a year or two.

A Proud Local Business

Beds Glasgow has always been proud to serve and supply to the people of Glasgow and those all across Scotland. Providing quality beds and mattresses is our passion and always will be!

As a local business, we cater our products and service to each and every customer who gets in touch with us, be it online or in the store. If you as one of our customers aren’t satisfied, then neither are we, that’s why we aim for 100% customer satisfaction every time.

Come and visit a proud Glasgow business who only supplies customers with the best beds and mattresses you’ll find in the whole of Scotland.

Visit Beds Glasgow Today

The team at Beds Glasgow is always happy to hear from both new and previous customers, no matter what you happen to be looking for. We can provide you with all the information you’ll need to make a sound and informative choice, so you get the bed or mattress that you need.

Get in touch with us today or come into our store soon, your new furniture could be in its new home in no time at all.