We regularly read research and articles that impart advice on how to get a good night’s sleep. From eating the right things at the right times, exercising regularly (but not too close to bedtime), and moderating caffeine and alcohol intake, these are all lifestyle changes that can help us drift off to the Land of Nod. But what about your bed? Surely that has a significant impact on your sleep quality?
National Bed Month takes place every March and is an initiative from The Sleep Council that aims to highlight how important a quality bed is in achieving a great night’s sleep and the benefits this can bring.
Findings from last year’s Great British Bedtime Report from The Sleep Council found that only 22% of people surveyed felt a new bed would improve their sleep. However, research found that when replacing an uncomfortable bed, a new bed was linked with an increase of 42 minutes of extra sleep.
The team at Westend Bed Company are dedicated to helping their customers achieve a truly restorative sleep, every single night. The showroom is run by the Cooper family who have more than a century of combined experience in the bed industry. Over the years they have developed Sleep Consultations that are offered to every customer free of charge to enable them to get a better understanding of the type of bed they require. It also acts as a re-education on sleep. Many people assume firm beds are better for their posture but that’s not necessarily the case. Everyone is different which means their requirements in a bed are different too. Each Consultation lasts approximately 45 minutes and involves a sleep evaluation and lifestyle analysis.
So what should you be looking for in a new bed? One of the most important elements about a bed is that your body and muscles should be supported at all times to enable you to complete the Sleep Cycle. In the Deep Sleep Stage of this cycle your muscles completely relax and recuperate. A quality bed should also support and keep your spine aligned. With many beds there is the tendency to ‘sink in’ to a mattress. Although this might seem comfy, it will actually result in a non-aligned spine leading to a disturbed sleep, and aches and pains upon waking.
Back pain or sleep apnoea is a common complaint amongst people who suffer from poor sleep. Adjustable beds are a relatively new development in the bed world and recent designs have been engineered to enable people to find the perfect sleeping position, even if this changes over time. Westend Bed Company is proud to display two market leading adjustable beds that do just that.
The Nottinblú Pressure Balance System (PBS) Fluid bed is designed and made in Italy. The revolutionary bed system employs a friction-free, hydraulic circuit which automatically adjusts to the weight, shape and movements of the body.
Westend Bed Company is also home to one of Europe’s leading bed manufacturers, Treca Interiors Paris. Their Supercad adjustable bed comes with advanced bed technology which remains discreet. The traditional bed base is mounted onto four silent motors which smoothly move five independent sleeping surfaces.
The Sleep Experts at Westend Bed Company always recommend that customers try a variety of different models to allow them to find the correct bed for them. In addition to the Nottinblú PBS Fluid and the Supercad adjustable from Treca, the showroom also displays the largest collection of Hypnos beds in the UK. From the Royal Comfort Collection which has been created based on designs for beds for the Royal residences, to the No Turn Collection which has been especially designed for easy maintenance and handling, the entire collection is available to browse in store. Perfectly complementing these revolutionary beds is the luxurious Diamond Collection from Marshall & Stewart. This collection is made up of six beds that have been designed and crafted by hand using natural materials including horsehair, cotton and lambswool to create truly exquisite comfort.