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You Don’t Have to be an Olympian to Get Better Sleep

Exercise and Sleep

With the Olympics now underway there’ll be a fair share of sleepless nights as we catch up on all the action.

While we certainly don’t advocate staying up late every night to watch your favourite athlete, the Olympics might just be that little bit of inspiration you need to help you start that exercise routine.

We know that exercise has many benefits; sleeping better is definitely one of them.

But don’t worry, you don’t have to be an Olympian to feel the benefits of a good night’s sleep!

The Benefits of Exercise for Sleep

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that…

Exercise improves sleep quality, mood, and quality of life among older adults with insomnia.

We also know that lack of sleep affects our health, mood and general wellbeing;  indeed it puts us at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes.

Exercise can people enjoy a better quality of sleep and it lowers body temperature which helps induce better sleep.

Top Tips to help You Sleep

Research shows that people who exercise regularly have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, and its benefits include better self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy.

Indeed, studies show that exercise can reduce the risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

So How Much Exercise is the Right Amount?

The Sleep Council has produced the following tips on how to introduce exercise into your daily routine.

Don’t overdo it. Wearing yourself out physically is not particularly likely to induce sleepiness. In fact it can be counter-productive and lead to wakefulness and alertness when trying to sleep.

Though it’s widely believed that working out too close to bedtime can disturb sleep, there isn’t evidence that backs this argument, so it’s better to exercise in the evening than not at all.

The important thing is to exercise because it makes you feel fitter and better, and if you are experiencing sleeping difficulties, the more you exercise, the more likely you are to improve your sleeping patterns.

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What to do next?

At Dalzell’s we take your sleep needs seriously. Our sleep accredited staff are on-hand to advise, so give us a Call, email or visit instore today. Based in Newry, we’re a short drive from the M1 and accessible to both Belfast and Dublin.

With over 500 beds and mattresses in stock, including leading brands Relyon, Staples, King Koil, Respa and Kaymed we also provide Free Delivery and Free Collection and Recycling of Your Old Bed throughout Northern Ireland and Counties Louth, Monaghan and Dublin.  We’ll unpack and set up your New Divan Bed in a room of your choosing and dispose of all the packaging.

*Delivery throughout the rest of Ireland available at Highly Competitive Rates.

 

 

7 Tips for a Cooler Night’s Sleep

7 Tips to a Cooler Night's Sleep

With all this wonderful sunshine, the feel good factor can be felt all around as we make the most of the balmy days.

Of course hot, sunny days also mean hot, sticky nights. And for many of us the nighttime heat can lead to disrupted sleep.

So, how can we enjoy the sunshine and still get a good night’s sleep?

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MAYbe it’s Time you Changed to a New Mattress?

Do I Need a New Bed

To get the best possible night’s sleep so we look and feel at our best, The Sleep Council recommends we consider changing to a new mattress about every seven years.

Considering we spend a third of our life in bed, a good mattress is a serious investment – it aids deeper, more refreshing sleep and gives your body better support.

So, is your mattress up to scratch?

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Out With The Old And In With The New…Bed!

How to buy a new bed

The New Year signifies a time of change and transformation, offering us the chance to discard those things that hold us back.

For many the New Year encourages us to kick bad habits and establish new routines, from getting fit, eating healthier, to getting more and better sleep

Most adults need between six and nine hours of sleep every night and yet almost two-thirds of us suffer from sleep problems.

Buy the right bed and you could be buying into night after night of quality sleep,” says Lisa Artis of The Sleep Council. “Anyone who has ever slept in a really comfortable or really dreadful old bed will know how it can affect the quality of sleep.”

If you know you need a new bed, but are unsure what you want or what suits you best, check out The Sleep Council’s guide to the questions you should be asking yourself… Continue reading

Top 5 Festive Buys This Christmas

Top 5 Festive Buys

Yes, it’s that time of the year again when we’re full of festive cheer and running around snapping up those bargain buys and great deals for Christmas.

It’s the time for giving and receiving, and unless you’re a bah humbug type, you’re probably relishing the idea of watching your loved ones open up their pressies on Christmas day.

Can there be any better feeling that seeing a child’s eyes light up, or a loved one’s heart melt as they unwrap that perfect gift? Of course, finding that elusive perfect gift can be the tricky part.

So we at Dalzell’s have taken the leg, and head work, out of the equation and chosen our top five gifts for Christmas to suit every type of budget. Continue reading

How to Choose a New Mattress

How to choose a new mattress

In part 1 of our guide ‘How to choose a new bed‘, we looked at the important decisions to be made when buying a new bed. In this post we will consider what to look for when buying a new mattress.

A good quality mattress with the right base can make the difference between having a good night’s sleep or a fitful one.  Considering a premium quality mattress can last up to 7 years, buying a new mattress is a long term investment and you should buy the best you can afford.

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New Respa Serenity Bed & Mattress Collection

Respa Serenity Collection

The Respa Serenity Collection

Leading Irish brand Respa have launched an exciting new collection of Pocket Sprung Beds and Mattresses for 2014 that incorporate the latest advances in comfort and hygiene. The new Respa Serenity collection utilises their famous RespaForm Pocket Springs and two fascinating breakthroughs, ‘Purotex Active Probiotics’ and ‘Adaptive’.

Purotex Active Probiotics is the latest Sleepfresh technology incorporated into Respa Mattresses. This innovative technology combines the latest in fibre design with Purotex Active Probiotic Microcapsules whose properties actively work to reduce dust mites allergens by creating a fresh, dry and hygienic sleeping environment.

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New RespaGel Bed & Mattress Collection

The RespaGel Collection From Respa - Dalzells

The RespaGel Collection

Respa have constantly evolved and innovated over their near 70 year history as technology and materials have changed. Their latest offering though is something entirely new and a small break from traditional bed manufacturing – Gel Technology or RespaGel.

Respa have teamed up with a leading Gel Manufacturer to research and develop a new type of Cooling Gel for a more restful nights sleep. RespaGel will also act to release pressure through a CoolCell Foam layer which yield to body parts where added support is required for an improved sleeping posture.

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Is Your Bed a Pain?

Did you wake up this morning with aches and pains? Well, you’re not alone. Recent research by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) found that nearly one in three people experience back and neck pain after a night’s sleep. The survey also found that one third (33 per cent) of people only change their mattress once every ten years, despite recommendations by The Sleep Council to do so every seven.

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Make a New Bed Your New Year’s Resolution

Now that the Christmas festivities are over for another year, many of us are turning our attention to making New Year Resolutions for the incoming year.  Whether it’s giving up something or starting afresh with a new regime, there’s no better resolution to make than promising yourself a great night’s sleep.

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