Category Archives: Memory Foam Mattresses

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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Now Stocking Relyon Beds!

Relyon Bed Retailer Northern Ireland

Relyon Beds Retailer

Success! We’re now a retailer of premium bed manufacturer Relyon following our successful recent visit to the NBF’s Bed Show in Telford! Part of the Steinhoff Group which also includes Myers, Staples and Dunlopillo, Relyon can trace their heritage right back to their establishment by Wool Merchants the Price Brothers in the market town of Wellington in Somerset in 1858!

Initially named, Price Brothers and Co. the name Relyon came into being in 1935, as you’ll have guessed it came from customers comments as to how they could “Rely on” their fantastic beds!

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Now Stocking Salus Beds!

Salus Bed Retailer Northern Ireland

Salus Beds Retailer

We at Dalzells have proudly added yet another top brand to our growing offering of Bed manufacturers. Say “Hello” to Salus Beds! Part of the Breasley Group of companies, The Salus Collection combines the unique properties of Visco Elestic Memory Foam, individual Pocket Springs and Cocona Natural Technology.

More recently Salus has built on their success to research and develop further models that have ustilised naturally occurring Latex and to create The Accolade Latex Collection which has enjoyed similar success. Their latest offerings launched just last month include a new Salus Backcare and Viscool Collections.

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Now Stocking Harrison Beds!

Harrison Beds Northern Ireland

Harrison Beds Retailer

Dalzells are now proud stockists of Harrison Beds! Part of the family owned Harrison Spinks Group of companies, Harrison Beds boast a bedding dynasty which champions handmade artisan luxury that bridges six generations back to the firms establishment in 1889.

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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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Now Stocking Breasley Mattresses & Beds!

Breasley Retailer Northern Ireland

Breasley Retailer

Dalzells are pleased to announce that we are now an Approved Breasley Retailer for Northern Ireland – In-store and online. Established almost 50 years ago, Breasley is the the UK and Ireland’s leading Vacuum Packed Mattress manufacturer, in large part due to their innovative application of Memory Foam. Manufactured here in the UK (Derbyshire), Breasley, like us is an independent business and can proudly boast the capacity to produce 10,000 mattresses a week!

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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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An Essential Guide to Memory Foam Mattresses

What are Memory Foam Mattresses?

We all know a good quality mattress can make the difference between having a good night’s sleep or a fitful one. Choosing the right mattress for our needs aids deeper, more refreshing sleep by giving better support. Considering a premium quality mattress can last up to 7 years it’s worth investing in the best you can afford.

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Bed and Mattress Trends

Bed and Mattress Developments

Beds and mattresses have come a long way from their humble origins when people slept on a simple base of straw or other natural material. Over the centuries we have witnessed significant developments in the bed and mattress market.  With a range of mattress options now available including continuous/open spring mattresses, pocket sprungmemory foamlatex and orthopaedic mattresses to the latest ‘it’ item in the bedding industry, the gel mattress, there’s a model to suit every taste and style.

Buying a new bed is an important investment especially when we consider that we spend a third of our life in it. Getting a good night’s sleep is essential to our health, well-being and productivity. The right bed and mattress ensures we wake up refreshed and ready for the day ahead. According to research conducted by sleep expert, Dr Chris Idzikowski, sleeping in an uncomfortable bed could cost us up to an hour’s sleep a night. With The Sleep Council recommending we change our beds every seven years, it’s worth taking the time to buy the best bed and mattress you can afford. So, what are consumers looking for and demanding from their bed and mattress?

Latest Trends 

Bigger is better – the trend for bigger beds is growing. People are now opting for King Size and Super King Size beds so that they have more room to stretch out during sleep which makes disturbing a partner at night a thing of the past.  As The Sleep Council recently stated: [in] a standard double bed (135cm/4ft 6in) each person gets just 2ft 3in of space – less than a baby in a cot. Buying bigger is definitely better for a undisturbed night’s sleep.

Newer mattress types such as gel-infused memory foam mattresses have been brought to the attention of consumers as they sleep cooler than beds without gel. A great example of this is the Kaymed Gel Plaza 1200 Pocket Gel Divan Bed. Incorporating Kaymed’s revolutionary K3Gel technology this bed is clinically proven to sleep 3 degrees cooler than standard foam.

Latex mattresses have gained popularity over the last number of years and it is anticipated they will continue to do so throughout the coming years. Latex Mattresses, also known as Talalay Mattresses, are a premium bedding product. Derived from the sap of a rubber tree, Latex Mattresses have a distinctive, resilient feel which is incredibly durable and provides long lasting comfort and spinal support. Helping to disperse body moisture, latex also has anti-microbial properties, inhibiting bacteria, fungi and dust mites, benefiting those with allergies or respiratory problems.

The Spring Interior Bed still remains the most popular choice in the UK and Ireland.  Latest technological developments have seen bed manufacturers combine Spring Technology with layers of memory foam, gel, latex and other luxury finishes to create even better sleeping solutions for the future.

Products such as the Respa Platinum Mattress is a great example of this.  This fully hand-sprung model combines Pocket Springs with Talalay Latex, Italian Cashmere and Irish Lambswool for luxurious comfort and a healthier sleeping environment. This demand for healthier sleep solutions has also seen consumers opt for more natural products. As the bed industry becomes more environmentally friendly, we’ll see more natural hybrid beds and mattresses being introduced into the market.

Adjustable beds have been around for a number of years, but as the bedroom becomes a more multi-functional space consumers are looking for more modern rather than medical-looking products. Electric adjustable beds allow sleepers to adjust their mattress to their preferred elevation for more comfortable leisure activities such as reading, having breakfast in bed, watching TV or even to work on their laptop.

The Respa Flotation Comfort Electric Bed highlights this blend perfectly. With its stylish design including a choice of surround and headboard colour, this model also provides an ideal solution for those with Mobility Difficulties. Incorporating an inner pocket sprung unit with 35mm of Luxurious Memory Foam this electric bed provides individual Support for Head, Neck, Upper and Lower Back, Thighs and Feet.

What is evident though, is that both Bed and Mattress Manufacturers and Retailers are more aware of environmental concerns and the need for better recycling of old beds and mattresses. At Dalzells we provide a Free Collection and Recycling of Your Old Bed service throughout Northern Ireland, and Counties Monaghan, Louth and Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland. What’s more, we’ll also unpack and set-up and place your New Divan Bed or Mattress in a room of your choosing and dispose of all the packaging.

What to do next

Just as manufacturers continually strive to develop new technologies and provide innovative bed products we at Armagh Beds.com and Dalzells have extended our range of beds and mattresses to meet our customers ever changing needs.  Our expertly trained staff are happy to advise on all types of beds and mattresses and with over 500 beds in stock, we’re confident you’ll find the right match for you.  Stocking leading bed manufacturers RespaMyersStaplesKaymed and King Koil, among others, we’re conveniently located between Armagh and Newry and just a short drive from Lisburn and Belfast. You can view our extensive collection of beds and mattresses online at Armagh Beds.com any time day or night! Email, or simply Call us on T: 028 3755 1260 where our staff are on hand to answer and questions you may have.

Choosing the Perfect Mattress

Considering  we spend a third of our life in bed, a good mattress is a serious investment.  It really is worth the time to get to know what mattress options are available and what type is best for you. A good quality mattress aids deeper, more refreshing sleep and gives your body better support.

Quick Guide to Buying a New Mattress

  1. If you find that you are waking up with aches or pains, or your mattress just doesn’t seem to be giving you the right comfort and support level, it’s probably time for a change.
  2. Before buying a new mattress, research all the options available to you. Remember that a bed is a mattress and a base, don’t consider them in isolation e.g. a sprung divan will make a mattress seem softer than a platform top or solid top divan or slatted base.
  3. When trying out your new mattress, wear comfortable clothing, remove any outdoor wear including your shoes and lie on each bed for quite a long time – at least 5 minutes. Lie in your normal sleep position and make some turns, too. Don’t forget to shop together if the bed’s for two, as you both need to feel comfortable.
  4. Most mattresses need regular turning to ensure even wear and tear.  However, if this would pose a difficulty for you there are now plenty of non-turn options, which only need rotating occasionally.
  5. If you’re concerned about disposing of your old mattress safley, don’t worry! At Dalzell’s we offer Free Delivery* and Free Collection and Recycling of your old mattress throughout Northern Ireland, and Counties Monaghan, Louth and Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland. What’s more, we’ll also unpack and set-up your new mattress in a room of your choosing and dispose of all the packaging. *Delivery throughout the rest of Ireland available at Highly Competitive Rates.
  6. Orthopaedic is often a term used to describe mattresses with a firmer spring. It’s more important to choose a mattress that gives proper support as opposed to just being very hard.

 

 

Types of Mattress

Bonelli Spring Or Open Coil

The most widely used type of spring is the Bonnell spring or open coil. The number of springs used in an open coil mattress varies but a typical 5’ mattress contains in the region of 325, or more for higher quality beds. The level of support offered by an Open Coil mattress is also dependent on the gauge (thickness) of the wire with 12.5 considered a very firm mattress. A great value for money model, open coil spring mattresses are lighter than other mattresses, easier to turn, which extends the life of the mattress.

Continuous Spring Mattresses

Somewhat different from an Open Coil, a Continuous Spring mattress system involves smaller coils and the gauge of wires is usually lighter. This higher spring count is usually formed from a single length of wire and the bed springs are linked vertically as opposed to horizontally. Continuous Springs are a cheaper alternative to both Open Coil/Bonnell and Pocket Spring mattresses.

Pocket Spring Mattresses

The Pocket Spring offers a more luxurious sensation and is the fastest growing type of mattress spring by market share. With its smaller individual, softer springs which are separately housed in fabric pockets they work independently when responding to body weight to relieve pressure points. A Pocket Spring mattress offers an ideal sleep solution if you and your partner differ considerably in weight or size. With a higher spring count, a pocket spring mattress comes in a range of tensions to suit a wide range of individual needs.

Latex Mattresses

Latex Mattresses, also known as Talalay Mattresses, are a premium bedding product. Derived from the sap of a rubber tree, Latex Mattresses have a distinctive, resilient feel which is incredibly durable and which provides long lasting support, conforming perfectly to your body’s contours for supreme comfort and spinal support.

Memory Foam Mattresses

Memory Foam Mattresses slowly respond to body temperature and weight to take the shape of the user. This individual moulding process to your body’s shape, provides unrivalled suport and comfort thus guaranteeing relief for back, neck and joint pain through the best natural sleeping posture with pressure evenly distributed across the mattress area.

What’s next

At Dalzell’s we’ve produced an in-depth buyers guide on all things beds and mattresses, to help you make an informed choice about what mattress is right for you. And, of course, our expert staff are on hand Monday to Staurday to answer any questions you may have, and to advise on any additional needs you would like to address. Conveniently located close to Newry and Armagh, Dalzell’s of Markethill is a short drive down the M1 from Belfast, and close to Monaghan and Louth. You can visit us in-store, Email us or Call on T: 028 3755 1260. With some 500+ beds & mattresses in stock, you’ll be spolit for choice with our wide selection of mattresses from leading manufacturers such as DorluxKaymedKing KoilMyersRespaSlumber NightSleeptightStaples and Odearest