Category Archives: Mattress Types

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.

Tips on how to choose a new bed

Are you in the market for a new bed but confused about what type to buy?  Check out our handy bed buying guide below on how to choose the right model for you.

Buying a New Bed

Buying a new bed is a long term investment and you should buy the best you can afford. A good bed can make the difference between having a good night’s sleep or a restless night.

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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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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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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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New – Kaymed Response Gel!

Kaymed Response Gel

Having seen Kaymed Response Gel demonstrated at Kaymed’s recent Trade Show and been thoroughly impressed, we think it’s worth of a dedicated blog. It’s going to be big!

Kaymed Response Gel is a combination of highly breathable instantly responsive pressure relieving material which is carefully infused with Kaymed’s patented ‘Gel Bead’ temperature control technology.

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Kaymed Trade Show 2015!

Kaymed 2016 Collection

We had an enjoyable evening last week at the Kaymed Trade Show in Belfast where the brands 2016 Collection was unveiled. Beyond the new products and refinements in others, their ‘Point Of Sale’ has noticeably improved in quality and appeal, especially the new ‘Light Boxes’ – See in-store!

Kaymed 2016 Collection!

Kaymed have certainly been busy, existing models have been refreshed with new fabrics and adjustments, they’ve launched an entirely new range in Kaymed Response Gel, had a refreshing re-think on the humble Pillow and at long last launched an Ottoman Bed!

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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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