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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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The Essential Guide to Adjustable Beds

Why choose an adjustable bed?

There’s nothing better than waking in the morning feeling refreshed and energised after a good night’s sleep. Essential for our health and well-being sleep rejuvenates the body and mind and prepares us for the day ahead.

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Pocket Spring Beds – The Essential Guide

Are you falling foul to dips and troughs in your bed? Are you or your partner losing sleep as you slump together in a bed that isn’t providing the right support? Maybe a pocket spring bed is the answer!

Benefits of Pocket Sprung Beds

Pocket Spring Beds and mattresses contain hundreds of individual springs that are sealed in a fabric pocket and stitched together. This unique and increasingly popular arrangement results in a support system that prevents the springs from rolling into each other when under pressure with little or no chance of roll together from one sleeping partner to another.

Of a higher quality than open coil spring beds and silent when in use – no squeaks – pocket spring beds are usually finished in a variety of ways including thick layers of quilting and tufting, and can be combined with Memory Foam, Talalay Latex or Gel for added comfort. Available in a choice of tensions – soft, medium or firm – proper support is provided whatever your weight or that of your partner.

Pocket Spring Bed Offers

At Dalzell’s we know that buying a bed is a long  term investment and you should buy the best you can afford. To make that new bed a reality our manager has handpicked a selection of luxurious pocket spring bed offers and brought them together in our Manager’s Specials. 

The Kaymed Gel Plaza 1200 Pocket Gel 3′ Divan Set Offer is one of Kaymed’s Revolutionary K3Gel Beds. K3Gel is an innovative technology that provides the pressure relief of visco elastic combined with a cooler sleep climate. With 1200 Pocket Spring Support this divan comes with a turn-free mattress, a luxurious Kaymed Gel Therapy Pillow and a Bedroom Couture Polycotton Hollowfibre 3′ Duvet.

The King Koil Support Supreme Pillow Top 6′ Divan Set Offer is an approved bed by the International Chiropractors Association. This luxurious 2000 Pocket Sprung Bed provides enhanced spinal care and unrivalled posture support. Supporting the spine in a healthy alignment, this fantastic bed offer is complete with the King Koil Support Supreme Pillow Top 6′ Mattress and a set of 2 luxurious Dunlopillo Deep Comfort Latex Pillows.

The Slumber Night Supreme Pillow Top 5′ Divan Set Offer combines the latest Memory Elastic Foam with Natural Latex and a sumptuous 2000 Count Zoned Pocket Spring System to create the ultimate sleep experience. This exclusive bed provides excellent spinal column support and is complete with a Protectabed Plush 5′ Mattress Protector and 2 Dunlopillo Luxury Serene Pillows.

What to do next

At Dalzell’s of Markethill we’re renowned for our fantastic prices and great customer service. With over 55 years of bedding expertise we’re confident that you will find a bed, mattress and bedding to best suit your needs and circumstances.  Our ‘Manager’s Specials’ are available in-store and online so that you can importantly try the Bed or Mattress for yourself. With a great selection of pocket spring beds available we recommend you visit in-store to try before you buy. No time to visit? Call T: 028 3755 1260, email or view our extensive collection of pocket spring beds online at We’re conveniently located in Markethill, half-way between Armagh and Newry, and just a short drive from Portadown or Banbridge. What’s more, your new pocket sprung bed comes with the added reassurance of Free Delivery and Free Collection and Recycling of Your Old Bed throughout Northern Ireland, and Counties Dublin, Louth and Monaghan in Ireland. We’ll also 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.

Latex Mattresses – The Essential Guide

We all know a good quality mattress can make the difference between having a good night’s sleep or a fitful one. The right mattress aids deeper, more refreshing sleep by giving better support. 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. Latex Mattresses, also known as Talalay Mattresses, are a premium bedding product – they’re healthier and last longer than traditional mattresses.

Why choose a Latex Mattress?

Derived from the sap of a rubber tree, Latex Mattresses have a distinctive, resilient feel which is incredibly durable and provides long lasting support. Conforming perfectly to the body’s contours for supreme comfort and spinal support, the aerated, self ventilated open cell interior of a Latex Mattress helps to disperse body moisture to maintain a consistently fresh, dry mattress.

With their anti-microbial properties inhibiting bacteria, fungi and dust mites, latex mattresses are particularly beneficial to people with allergies or respiratory problems. Turn free by design, these luxury mattresses are silent in use and the independent support offered means that the most restless night’s sleep won’t waken your partner.

At Dalzell’s we stock a range of latex mattresses from leading bed manufacturers Respa, Staples, Myers and Slumber Night. We have selected just a few of our best selling latex mattresses for you to view. However, if you would like further information on the range of latex mattresses we have available Call, Email or Visit us in-store where our expert staff will only be too happy to advise on the selection available.

The Respa Diamond 4000 5′ Mattress

Part of Respa’s Luxury Diamond Collection of Beds and Mattresses, the Respa Diamond 4000 5′ Mattress combines 4000 Respaform nested pocket springs with two comfort layers of gentle pocketed mini springs. Incorporating natural wool, cotton, silk and cashmere, this luxury pocket spring mattress also features natural latex to assist healthy movement during sleep.

The Staples Guinevere 5′ Mattress

Incorporating 2000 Pocketed Springs with a Layer of Pressure Relieving and Breathable Dunlopillo Latex, the Staples Guinevere 5′ Mattress is a Deep Pillow Top Mattress includes Natural Cotton Fillings for Enhanced Breathability. This Opulent Mattress has Three Rows of Traditional Hand Side-stitching and a Soft Touch Fabric for added comfort, and has an optional Zip and Link on the 180cm Mattress which can be provided in a Medium or Firm Tension.

The Slumber Night Supreme Pillow Top 4′ 6″ Mattress

The Slumber Night Supreme Pillow Top 4′ 6″ Mattress is sumptuous luxury with its 2000 Count Pocket Spring System combined with the latest Memory Elastic Foam and Natural Latex. This exclusive mattress has a Zoned Pocket Spring System, providing excellent spinal column support and naturally shapes to the contours of the body. With its luxurious Pillow Top Design, this mattress is finished in a Unique Tack and Jump Micro-Quilted Top with a Soft Touch Aloë-Vera Treated Stretch Ticking for added comfort.

The Myers Royal Charm 4′ 6″ Mattress

This Maxi spring mattress incorporates a layer of Dunlopillo Latex for instant pressure relief. With an added layer of responsive Memory Foam and a Coolmax® cover, the Myers Royal Charm 4′ 6″ Mattress provides a cool, comfortable and soft touch feel. Suitable for divans and bed frames this model is mattress edge supported by heavy gauge wire for extra support and comes with Myer’s Substantial 12 Year Warranty.

What to do next

Taking pride in the fact that we are one of the largest stockists of mattresses in Northern Ireland, Dalzell’s of Markethill and Armagh has a great selection of latex mattresses in stock now for you to browse. We want you to have complete confidence when buying a new mattress. If you’re not sure which mattress to choose, view our mattress buying guides for handy tips and further information. What’s more, we offer a Free Delivery service throughout Northern Ireland and Counties Dublin, Monaghan and Louth in Ireland, with highly competitive rates across the rest of Ireland. We’ll even provide a Free Collection and Recycling Of Your Old Bed or Mattress service too (see delivery). We’ll also unpack and place your New Mattress in a room of your choosing and dispose of all the packaging. So whether you’re in Dublin or Belfast, we’re strategically placed in Markethill, close to Newry and Armagh, so you won’t have to wait long for your delivery. With our Price Promise Guarantee and great customer service Call, Email or Visit Us In-store today.


Beat the heat for a great night’s sleep

Keeping cool in the summer 

While we all love to see the sunshine arrive, the accompanying heat can sometimes be difficult to bear at night.

An overly warm room can make sleeping difficult often leading to restlessness and discomfort. We know from research that the ideal temperature for a bedroom is between 16-18°C (60-65°F) but when those hot, sticky nights kick in it can be difficult to keep cool.

Tips on keeping cool 

Where possible, open windows and inside doors to help create a draught and allow the air to circulate within the bedroom.

If the sun is particularly hot, keep curtains drawn, or if you’ve blackout blinds, keep these closed to prevent the room from overheating during the day.

Consider changing your duvet to a lighter tog rating – a tog rating of 4.5 tog is ideal for warm summer nights. If this is still too warm, try sleeping under a cotton sheet.

Wear light cotton nightwear to keep the body’s core temperature at the right level.

A cool shower or bath before bedtime can also help refresh and cool the body in preparation for sleep.


Try and drink plenty of fluids during the day – preferably water – and have some to hand by the bed if you heat up during the night.

Keep your bed clean and fresh and stick to cooling cottons or silk bedding.

If you or your partner struggle to keep cool at night, make sure your bed is roomy enough for two!  Up-sizing to a King Size or Super King Size bed can make all the difference to getting a good night’s sleep.

Avoid caffeine, alcohol or a big meal as these can cause dehydration and digestion difficulties making it uncomfortable and difficult to drop off.

If you’re thinking of buying a new bed or mattress, consider a model that incorporates natural fibres or is topped in a cooling cover. The Myers Latex Charm 5′ Mattress is a great example of this with its Coolmax Cover providing a Cool and Comfortable sleeping environment.

What to do next

Stocking a wide range of leading bed brands and bedding, Armagh and Dalzell’s of Markethill has an extensive selection of climate control mattress options to help you find the optimum sleeping temperature. With over 500 beds in stock including  leading brands KaymedKing Koil, Respa,DorluxOdearestSlumber NightSleeptightMyers and Staples there’s something for everyone at Dalzell’s.

What’s more, we offer a Free Delivery service and Free Collection Recycling of Your Old Bed across Northern Ireland and Counties Louth, Monaghan and Dublin, with competitive rates across the rest of Ireland. Our staff are on hand to advise on the best bed and mattress to suit your sleeping style. Call us on T: 028 3755 1260email or visit us in-store today for a great deal. Or why not view our great collection of beds and mattresses online at Armagh

Love Your Bed

Choosing the right bed

With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, isn’t it time you fell in love with your bed again? When we consider that we spend a third of our life in bed, getting a good night’s sleep ensures that we wake up refreshed and ready to face the world.  Of course, there’s more to choosing the right bed and mattress than first meets the eye.

Changes in our lifestyle and the quality, care and amount of use our beds get impact on whether we need to think about buying a new bed. Factors such as getting married, moving to a new home, losing or gaining weight and our age can affect the level of comfort and support our bed provides.

How we use our beds and the length of time we spend in them e.g. reading, watching television or the occasional use of a spare bed can be the deciding factors in choosing a new bed.  And for many of us, it’s not just how our bed feels but also how it looks that can influence our buying decisions.

Divan or Bed Frame?

Your choice of bed and bedroom furniture is as much a statement about you as it is about meeting the needs of your lifestyle. One of the UK’s most popular bed choices, divans, come in four main types: sprung edge, solid or platform top divans, firm edge divans and flexible edge divans. With many divans offering under-bed storage these can be an ideal solution for storing seasonal bedding or for smaller bedrooms where you’re tight for space.

A great example is our best selling Dorlux Flexiform Continental Divan Bed.  Naturally following the Body’s Contours, this luxury divan bed provides Superior Levels of Comfort and is finished in a Super Soft Continental Style Cover creating a Luxurious Sleeping Surface. Available with a No-Turn Mattress this model is complete with Handles and Air Vents, and Drawer Storage Options.

A stylish Bed Frame or Bedstead can provide the ultimate statement piece to your bedroom decor. Bed Frames are available in a range of different designs and finishes. From modern faux leather bedsteads through to traditional oak finished frames, a Bed Frame will provide the finishing touches to any bedroom.

The Balmoral Corsa Black Bed Frame epitomizes contemporary styling with its Curved Headboard and Cushioned Headrests. Featuring Shapely Chrome Feet at the footend, this model is available with a Sprung Slatted Base and Solid Side Rails providing great support to the mattress.

What to do next?

At Dalzell’s of Markethill we want you to buy a new bed with the confidence of knowing that you have made the right choice based on your individual needs and having explored all the available options. To aid you in your purchase we have compiled a comprehensive buyers guide where you’ll find lots of helpful information on choosing the right bed and mattress for you. As a Sleep Council Retailer you can place your order and gain expert advice from our experienced team over the phone on 028 3755 1260 or even by Email. Or why not Visit in-store at Dalzells, located in Markethill, just off the A28 between Armagh and Newry and less than 45 minutes drive from Lisburn.  No time to visit, no problem!   With over 500 beds and mattresses in stock and free delivery across Northern Ireland and Counties Louth, Monaghan and Dublin, Armagh provides a complete service. We also offer competitive rates for delivery throughout the rest of Ireland, which is free in the case of our Sleeptight and Respa divan beds. We are also stockists of King KoilKaymedStaples BedsMyers BedsSlumber Night,Odearest divan beds as well as our extensive selection of stylish bed frames from top brands like Rossmore, Annaghmore, Hughes and Balmoral.


Top Tips on Buying a New Bed

Our Top Tips for Choosing A New Bed

Am I due a new bed?

According to research by the Furniture Industry Research Association, 2011 A bed may have deteriorated by as much as 70% from its ‘as new’ state after 10 years. It also showed that beds as little as six years old could offer significantly less support and comfort than a new one, thanks to wear and tear not just from body weight and movement but also sweat and debris such as skin, scales, hair etc.’

With National Bed Month happening in March, maybe it’s time to start thinking about buying a new bed. Consider what type of bed you need.  Your choice of bed will be determined by the layout of your bedroom, the space you have available, your design choices and whether the bed is for two people – ideally a purchase decision made together.

With so many products in the market, it can be a daunting task choosing which bed is right for you. Ultimately providing you with a great night’s sleep, buying a new bed is a long term investment and it’s worth spending as much as you can afford. At Dalzell’s we always recommend that you visit us in-store to try out different beds before ordering online or by phone.

 Tips on buying a bed

  1. Decide upon your priorities and concerns in advance. For example what is your budget? Do you require storage? What size of bed can your bedroom accommodate? Are you fit to turn a mattress? How easy is it for you to get in and out of bed? Have you any health issues such as allergies or respiratory complaints?
  2. When you visit us try a selection of beds for comparison before you buy and set aside enough time to do so properly so you can fully appreciate the differences.
  3. Buy a bed that offers the correct support and comfort for your weight and build – not just firmness.
  4. 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.
  5. Shop together if the bed’s for two as you both need to feel comfortable.
  6. Remember that a bed is a mattress and a base, don’t consider them in isolation.
  7. Think big! Larger beds are more comfortable and being disturbed by a partner is one of the most common sleep complaints. With a larger bed you are less likely to disturb one another.
  8. Check your bed’s dimensions. Bed sizes are not standardised and even if they have the same name (eg King Size) they may not be the same size. The depth of a new mattress may also be important if you are using a bedstead as your base.
  9. Like everything in life, you get what you pay for in regards of both product and service so spend as much as you can afford
  10. Bespoke sizes, with our excellent relationships with leading manufacturers we can quickly arrange for the manufacture and delivery of a custom sized bed to suit you or your home.

*Please remember, you’re going to spend more than 20,000 hours on your bed during its seven year lifespan, as such it really is worth setting aside a little time and effort in the beginning to make sure you make the right choice.

What to do now

Stocking a wide range of leading bed brands that include KaymedKing KoilRespa,DorluxOdearestSlumber NightSleeptightMyers and Staples there’s something for everyone at Dalzell’s of Markethill. What’s more we offer a Free Delivery and Recycling Service across Northern Ireland and Counties Louth, Monaghan and Dublin, with competitive rates across the rest of Ireland. Located in Markethill, just off the A28 between Armagh and Newry. We are just a short 20 minute drive from Lurgan and 55 minutes drive from Lisburn.  No time to visit, no problem! You can place your order and gain expert advice from our experienced team over the phone on 028 3755 1260 or even by Email.