Expert Mattress Advice


How long should a mattress last?

Every mattress and manufacturer of mattresses is different. But we always advise that your mattress should last for at least 8 years and be guaranteed for it's quality for 10 years.

Accreditation for mattress manufacturers?

Everyone should be accountable for the products they create and sell to customers. As well as holding a royal warrant for supplying Her Majesty The Queen, Glencraft is also a member of the National Bed Federation.

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Should I Buy A Mattress In A Box?

If you are looking for an affordable mattress with a free trial and quick delivery then a mattress in a box might be right for you. But where do you start? Casper mattress, Simba mattress, Eve mattress, Leesa mattress and many more all want you to shop with them!
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Can napping help you feel less tired?

You may not know this but more than 85% of mammals sleep for short periods of time, making humans the minority as we separate sleep and awake (generally) into two periods per day.

There are 3 different types of napping:

Planned napping is usually something people do before they actually become very tired and need to sleep.

Emergency napping - an example of this can be when driving and being forced to stop for a nap.

Habitual napping - this is where someone takes a regular daily nap as part of their lifestyle/routine.


A National Sleep Foundation article says that:

  • Naps can restore alertness, enhance performance, and reduce mistakes and accidents. A study at NASA on sleepy military pilots and astronauts found that a 40-minute nap improved performance by 34% and alertness 100%.
  • Naps can increase alertness in the period directly following the nap and may extend alertness a few hours later in the day.
  • Scheduled napping has also been prescribed for those who are affected by narcolepsy.
  • Napping has psychological benefits. A nap can be a pleasant luxury, a mini-vacation. It can provide an easy way to get some relaxation and rejuvenation.

Napping can have a negative impact on your sleep cycle so it's important to monitor how each nap effects your daily sleep and wellbeing.

Some studies have shown that short 8-10 minutes naps can produce notifiable benefits in brain function and a reduced feeling of tiredness.

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Should I buy feather or down pillows or duvets?

The most immediate difference you’ll see is that feathers have a noticeable quill, which is the sharp bit that sometimes pokes you through the sheets.

Feathers are firmer and more structured than down and therefore offer more support.
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The best affordable luxury mattresses for 2018

Forget something rolled up, made of foam and squashed into a box. These are our 3 top picks for an affordable luxury mattress in 2018. 
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