Category Archives: Orthopaedic Bed

7 Tips to Ease Back Pain When Sleeping

This Back Care Awareness Week we’re reminded that approximately four out of every five adults will experience back pain at some stage in their life.

Whilst there are many physical and psycho-social factors that contribute to back pain – heavy physical work, frequent bending, twisting, lifting, obesity, stress, anxiety and depression – it’s worth remembering that a good supportive bed has an important role to play in relieving back pain.

What Causes Back Pain When You Sleep?

Sleeping on a saggy, lumpy uncomfortable bed could not only cost you up to an hour’s sleep a night but it also could be contributing to your back problem.

Ideally your mattress should mould to your body; too soft and your body will slouch which could result in back pain; too firm and your hips and shoulders pressure points could feel discomfort.

The way you sleep may also be causing you pain. By adapting your sleep position you can help relieve some of the symptoms experienced when sleeping.

Sleeping Positions

If you sleep on your side with your legs and hips aligned and flexed this can cause the lower spine to be rotated slightly, which may contribute to back or hip pain.  A simple solution is to place a pillow between the knees and thighs, thus supporting the body and realigning the spine.

Back sleepers can place a pillow under the knees as will help maintain the normal curve of your lower back reducing any tensions. Or place a rolled-up towel under the small of the back for additional support.

One way of reducing the strain on your back if you sleep on your front is to place a pillow under your pelvis and lower abdomen and again under the head.

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.

What is the Best Bed for Back Pain?

It’s often assumed that firmer beds are the best option for people with back pain.  However, a bed that is right for your build and weight is more likely to provide the comfort and support that you need.

An orthopaedic bed can go some way to providing the right support to ease back pain when sleeping.

King Koil Orthopaedic Beds

King Koil Orthopaedic Beds are renowned for their special support features which are designed to improve back and spine care during sleep and their beds are endorsed by the International Chiropractors Association.

An adjustable bed is also ideal for those that need a little bit of assistance with getting in and out of bed. Designed to be adjusted into various positions to make sleeping more comfortable, they can help relieve back pain, poor circulation and aches and pains by changing the position of the bed using a remote control.

Sherborne Adjustable Beds

Sherborne Adjustable 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.

Sherborne Upholstery also manufacture Head-And-Foot Adjustable Beds which allow independent adjustment for the upper and lower body to enable the optimum position to be reached for both sleeping and relaxing.  Some models can accommodate a weight of up to 28 stone.

Tips to Ease Back Pain When Sleeping

  1. Buy a bed that’s supportive and comfortable and suited to your weight and build. 
  2. Take time and try out different beds – lie on each bed for quite a long time – at least 10 minutes.
  3. Buy a bigger bed as they will give each partner more room to move during the night and lessen sleep disturbance.
  4. Choose a bed that’s the right height. Ask yourself whether you can get in and out of it easily. An adjustable bed might be an option if this is an area of particular concern.
  5. Buy a bed with a Non-Turn Mattress so you won’t have to do any heavy lifting. 
  6. Choose a pillow that provides both neck and back support, ensuring the neck is in alignment with the rest of the spine.
  7. Try and adopt a sleeping position which creates less physical stress on the back or use pillows to support the body when sleeping.

What to do next

At Dalzell’s we know only too well how back pain can impact on getting a good night’s sleep. Our expertly trained staff are happy to advise on all types of beds and mattresses that will help ease any back pain or discomfort when you sleep. Browse our online store or visit our showroom in Markethill where there’s plenty of on-street Free Parking. We’re easily accessible too, just off the A28 between Armagh and Newry; 30 minutes from Lisburn, 45 from Belfast and an hour from Dublin. With Multi-Buy Discounts available why shop anywhere else? What’s more, with Free Delivery* and Free Collection and Recycling of Your Old Bed throughout our Free Delivery Zone of Northern Ireland and Counties Dublin, Louth and Monaghan, there’s one less thing to worry about. Not only that, but we’ll also unpack and set-up your New Bed and Mattress in a room of your choosing and dispose of all the packaging.  Visit in-store, Email, or simply Call us on T: 028 3755 1260 where our staff are on hand to answer and questions you may have.

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.”

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

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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