21 Mar

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to a New Mattress?

Recently,we have been talking about some of the symptoms of an uncomfortable mattress. Let’s say that you’ve recognised that you need a new mattress and have bought one (hopefully from us). Falling in love with a new mattress is the exception rather than the rule. For most people, a little time is needed to get used to a new sleep system.

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to a New Mattress
Does it Take Long?

Most find they need up to a month to get used to a brand-new mattress. This period may be longer if you previously used a ‘bad’ mattress for an extended period. Sleeping on a mattress that doesn’t sink and squeal is a new experience for the body, and it needs to get used to that. Sometimes, the fantastic adaptation benefits the body affords can also be a curse too.

What Should You Expect During the Adjustment Period?

Experts are well aware that there’s an adjustment period that comes with mattresses. But no new mattress should be uncomfortable. What you may experience is more tossing and turning than you are used to as the body gets used to the new mattress.

This is especially noticeable with a memory foam mattress, which moulds to the body. Think of it as the body’s way of finding the most comfortable position in a new sleeping spot.

Don’t Give Up Too Soon

Not falling in love with your mattress immediate y does not mean you should give it up. Mattresses can sometimes be like a new pair of shoes. You need to break it in. Try out your mattress for a few weeks before reaching a conclusion that it is not what you expected.

If you do decide to exchange the mattress for another one, you will need to go through the adjustment period again. This is why retailers are so careful with educating consumers about when they should and should not give up on a mattress.

It is also why the industry standard has been to offer a ‘comfort guarantee’. Retailers offering guarantees from the 30-day mark are taking into account the adjustment period.

How did you deal with your adjustment period?

20 Feb

Cheaper Mattresses Found to be Just as Good Quality as Expensive Ones

Many people assume that you must splash out on an expensive mattress to get a good night’s sleep; however, consumer organisation CHOICE Australia has found that this may not be the case after all. They tested five latex and foam mattressesalong with a traditional mattress and discovered that one of the cheaper models at $699 was just as effective as a more expensive one priced at $3,199. This information will be well received by those looking to spend less for the same quality of sleep.

Cheaper Mattresses Found to be Just as Good Quality as Expensive Ones

Unfair Sales Tactics

The organisation explained, “You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a good night’s sleep. This review proves bed-in-a-box mattresses – a category where brands offer one type of mattress, no cost trial periods and warranties up to fifteen years – are good value for money at $1,000.” The CHOICE report believes that some retailers are using ‘unfair sales tactics’ such as giving the products different names and making small changes to them such as changing fibres in the padding; this hard-sell put‘pressure’on customers, which can result in them paying excessive amounts.

“We foundthat a $1,000 mattress can be as comfortable over its lifetime as one priced at $3,000,” they said. However, they did add that ‘beds are incredibly subjective’.

Fantastic Selection

If you are looking to get a good night’s sleep without having to pay over the odds, then contact us here at Beds Glasgow. We offer a fantastic selection of mattresses ranging from orthopaedic to memory foam. And we have prices to suit all budgets. If you would like more information on any of our products, then do not hesitate to get in touch with us today. We would be more than happy to assist you in any way we can.


1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4168050/Cheap-mattresses-just-effective-expensive-ones.html

03 Feb

Countering Back Pain with a New Mattress

There is nothing worse than suffering from back pain; in some cases, it can get to the point where the affected individual considers extreme measures to numb the pain. Paul Davis suffered chronic back pain that left him so sore that he went to extreme measures to try to alleviate it; he decided that the only way to stop feeling the pain would be to shoot himself in the back! But instead of receiving help, he was handed a three-year jail term instead.

Countering Back Pain with a New Mattress

Extreme Back Pain

Forty-four-year-old Paul Davis from Sidcup in Kentwas suffering from such severe back pain that he thought the only option was to shoot himself in the back to try to paralyse himself to numb the pain. In April, he was found on his sofa after the second attempt at shooting himself did not work as the weapon had jammed. All he managed to do is make the back pain even worse than before because of the gunshot wound; as you might imagine, he is seriously struggling now.

Unusual and Tragic

Bizarrely, instead of receiving help for his problem, Davis was sentenced to three years in prison for possession of a firearm. Mr Justice Haddon-Cave told London’s Appeal Court, “The reasons for him shooting himself were extremely unusual and tragic. Remarkably, he decided to shoot himself in the spine to paralyse himself and try to stop that pain. He fetched the gun, shot himself in the lower back, and then tried to reload for a second shot, but the gun jammed. But the injury appears only to have caused more nerve damage and to have exacerbated his condition.”

Mr Davis’ barrister pleaded with the judges to ‘show mercy’ and insisted that her client was ‘in despair’ at the time of the shooting. The judge quashed the three-year jail term and instead imposed a two-year suspended sentence, adding, “This is a wholly exceptional and tragic case, which calls for mercy.”

Further Information

If you are suffering from back pain that is becoming a nuisance, contact us here at Beds Glasgow. We have a fantastic selection of beds and mattresses to suit the needs of even the fussiest sleeper. Popular among those with back pain is our memory foam mattress for that added extra comfort. For any further information, contact us today.


1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4135208/Man-shoots-spine-end-agonising-pain.html

07 Jan

New Link Between Back Pain and Falling in Older Men

Back pain is something that affects millions of people around the world at one time or another, and it can be extremely uncomfortable. And many of these individuals would do anything to rid themselves of the pain and ensure that they can lead a happy, comfortable life without it. This is why many look at orthopaedic and memory foam mattresses when it comes time to purchase a new one.

New Link Between Back Pain and Falling in Older Men

Risk Factor

According to recent studies, back pain is the most commonly found pain in older men; this could mean that these men are at greater risk of falling and injuring themselves. Lead author and associate professor at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Lynn Marshall, explained, “We know that older people with back pain have poor physical function, like lower strength and difficulty rising from a chair.”

She went on, “Pain is not thought of as a traditional fall risk factor, but our study showed that back pain is a risk factor for falls among older men.”


The report studied approximately 6,000 males over the age of 65 who lived at home. Between the years 2000 and 2002, these men were surveyed about back pain and were asked if they had had this problem over the previous twelve months; if so, they were asked how severe and intense the pain was, how often did it occur and where in the back was the pain. Over the next year, the men were tasked with logging whether they had fallen and how many times. Over two-thirds of the men revealed that they suffered from back pain in the original survey, with 62 per cent experiencing lower back pain. During the next year, 1,388 of the almost-6,000 men said that they had fallen at least once while 632 men had fallen on more than one occasion.

It is often the case that back pain can be the result of a poor mattress. If you are experiencing back pain and believe a new bed or mattress could be the solution, then Beds Glasgow can help. We have a fantastic range of products to suit the needs of anyone, including orthopaedic and memory foam mattresses. Check out our fabulous range today.


1. http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-health-falls-back-pain-idUKKBN14B1V3

25 Nov

How to Find the Perfect Bed

How to Find the Perfect Bed

Here at Beds Glasgow, we know what makes a good bed. Moreover, we stock a wide range of beds for our customers as we know that everyone has different preferences in terms of style, size and mattress firmness ratings.

Choosing the Perfect Bed

We understand that most people may not be aware of what to look for when selecting a new bed or mattress for their home. There are just so many things to consider, and your purchase will ultimately be something you will want to keep for many years, we are sure you will want to get it right.

With so many hours spent in bed (on average, a third of our lives are spent sleeping!), comfort is an obvious factor. In light of this, we have a choice of mattresses that will ensure your complete comfort every night. Our range includes memory foam mattresses as well as orthopaedic mattresses that are guaranteed to give you a good sleep every time.

Bed Frames

The type of bed frame you choose will inevitably depend on personal preferences. Suffice to say we have plenty of choice when it comes to frames, and these include divans and storage beds. Our beds are manufactured from a range of materials that include fabric, leather, wood and metal. We also have an assortment of bunk beds and beds designed specifically for children.

Why Comfort is Important

Many people do not realise that their bed could be the reason they do not enjoy a good quality sleep every night. They may blame stress or the fact that they cannot unwind, but it can just be down to the comfort level of their mattress.

Studies have shown that a good quality mattress can make a huge difference when it comes to unbroken sleep.Those that do manage to find a bed that provides the most comfort could enjoy up to an hour more restful sleep every single night.

Check out Beds Glasgow’s full range of top quality, affordable beds today to find one that suits your preferences and budget.