Category Archives: Orthopaedic Bed

What Your Sleep Position Says About You

Have you ever wondered what your sleep position says about you?  It may come as a surprise, but sleep researchers have been studying sleep positions for years and have found a correlation between sleep position and personality.

Sleep Positions

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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 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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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.”

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How to Choose a New Bed

How to buy a new bed

If you’re thinking of treating yourself to a new bed this Christmas or New Year, arm yourself with all the necessary information so you can make an informed choice.

Buying a new bed is a long term investment. Considering the average lifespan of a mattress is around 7 years, it’s worth spending as much as you can afford to get a good quality, comfortable bed.

At Dalzell’s we recommend that people come in-store and speak with our expertly trained staff and try out a few beds before you make your new bed purchase. We’ve also produced this handy guide to help make that all-important decision.

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Now Stocking ‘The Natural Sleep Company’ Beds!

Now Stocking The Natural Sleep Company At Dalzells Beds!

The Natural Sleep Company Retailer

Here at Dalzells Beds celebrating having welcomed another great Irish Bed brand to our ever growing collection. The Natural Sleep Company are a family business established in County Limerick more than 30 Years ago by local man James Hayes. James, having taken his apprenticeship with another bed manufacturer in Cork and grown up within a family of furniture makers he saw a gap in the market for premium beds that only used natural and organic materials, from this he established The Natural Bed Company!

Having started with just a single sewing machine The Natural Sleep Company today boasts a 30,000 Square Feet facility with a team of craftsmen and woman who design and manufacture some of Ireland’s leading beds and mattresses to both retail customers and 5 Star Hotels!

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Now Stocking Hypnos Beds!

Now Stocking Hypnos Beds!

Hypnos Retailer Northern Ireland!

We’re excited to announce that Dalzells Beds are now an official Hypnos Beds Retailer for Northern Ireland following our successful visit to the National Bed Federation’s annual Bed Show in Telford.

Hypnos Beds & Mattresses

Hypnos, which has recently been a key constituent of a high profile TV advertising campaign featuring legendary comic Lenny Henry for Premier Inn has been established for more than 100 Years and is a fourth generation family business. Indeed we had the privilege of meeting the colourful Peter Keen (Managing Director) in Telford while opening our account as he himself ensured quality control on their fine range of Beds with a fun little snooze.

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Spotlight on King Koil Orthopaedic Mattresses

Founded by Samuel Bronstein in 1898, King Koil has for over a century manufactured the highest-quality beds and mattresses in the market today.  One of the leading Orthopaedic Bed brands in the world, King Koil produces some of the most advanced Spinal Comfort mattresses and is the only brand endorsed by the International Chiropractors Association for the support its mattresses provide.

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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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Is your sleeping position causing you back pain?

Ever woken up and thought to yourself: ‘I’m all aches and pains, I mustn’t have slept right’? This problem is more common than you think. And, for those with back problems, may be exacerbated by sleeping in the wrong position in an unsupportive bed.  Back pain is also more likely to keep you awake when your sleeping position doesn’t allow you to get the right comfort and support.  So how does your sleep position affect your sleeping habits?

Sleeping Positions

Professor Chris Idzikowski, director of the Sleep Assessment and Advisory Service, has found six common sleeping positions:

  1. The Foetus: Those who curl up in the foetus position is the most common sleeping position  – more than twice as many women as men tend to adopt this position.
  2. Log: Lying on your side with both arms down by your side.
  3. The yearner: People who sleep on their side with both arms out in front.
  4. Soldier: Lying on your back with both arms pinned to your sides.
  5. Freefall: Lying on your front with your hands around the pillow, and your head turned to one side.
  6. StarfishLying on your back with both arms up around the pillow.

Adjusting your sleep position

One of the most common sleeping positions is lying on your side, with your legs and hips aligned and flexed. For back sufferers this position can cause the lower spine to be rotated slightly, which may contribute to back or hip pain. One way of preventing this problem is to place a pillow between the knees and thighs, thus supporting the body and realigning the spine.

For those who sleep on their back, and experience lower back pain, a simple solution can be to either place a pillow under the knees to help maintain the normal curve of your lower back or place a small, rolled towel under the small of the back for additional support.

Front sleepers may find this position to be particularly hard on the back. One way of reducing the strain on your back is to place a pillow under your pelvis and lower abdomen and again under the head, if it doesn’t place too much strain on your back.

If changing your sleeping position still doesn’t provide you with pain relief, maybe it’s time to look at whether your bed and mattress are giving you the right support. Research conducted by The Sleep Council, in conjunction with BackCare, the charity for healthier backs found that 98% of the people surveyed agreed that a good, supportive bed could help a bad back.

Choosing the right bed and bedding 

An adjustable bed, also known as Motorised or Electric Beds, can be adjusted into various positions to make sleeping more comfortable and may help relieve back pain, poor circulation, aches and pains. By changing the position of the bed using a remote control, most Adjustable Electric Beds can be adjusted to raise the upper end of the bed which in turn lowers the back and head, or the lower end of the bed can be raised to lower the legs. What’s more, if an Adjustable Bed has been recommended to you or a family member for health reasons, and you live in Northern Ireland, request a letter from your Doctor and we’ll Zero Rate The Vat on your purchase! Yes, you will not need to pay the 20% VAT!

Other ways of preventing back ache when you sleep is to consider buying a bigger bed. This will be of benefit to both the back pain sufferer and their partner by giving you both room to stretch out and feel comfortable.  Consider too the tension of the mattress and one that is a Non-Turn model. It’s worth remembering that the right mattress will provide the correct posture and support to give you a comfortable night’s sleep. Finally, take time to choose the correct pillow.  Knowing what type of pillow suits your sleeping position is as important as choosing your preferred mattress tension. Although not designed to have the same lifespan or durability as a mattress, a good quality, comfortable pillow can significantly reduce any neck, back or shoulder pain experienced when sleeping.

What to do next

Stocking an extensive range of Orthopaedic Beds, Adjustable Beds and supportive bedding, With our expert staff on-hand to advise you on a range of beds and mattresses why not Visit Us in-store today at Dalzells, your local bedding specialists in Northern Ireland. You’ll find us in Markethill, just off the A28 between Newry and Armagh, a short 30 minute drive from Lisburn, 45 minutes from Belfast and an hour from Dublin via the A1 by-pass. You can of course just pick up the phone on 028 3755 1260 to place your order, request a quote or ask a question. Alternatively you can Email Us if that’s easier. With Free Delivery of your New Bed across N.I. and Counties Monaghan, Louth and Dublin, whatever way you contact us you’ll be guaranteed a great deal, expert advice and first class customer service. What’s more, we provide a Free Collection and Recycling Service of Your Old Bed, so you’ll not have to worry about making room for your new bed when it arrives!