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Adjustable Beds

VAT Relief and Financial Aid For Adjustable Beds

If you’re considering purchasing an adjustable bed, you may qualify for VAT relief. Financial aid for electric beds differs according to where you live. In the UK, to be eligible for VAT exemption on adjustable beds, you have to meet specific criteria.

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Will an Adjustable Bed Stop Snoring?

Although snoring is a common complaint, it can be particularly disruptive to you or your partner’s sleep. It’s widely believed that half the population snore at some time in their life, with more men in Ireland snoring than women.

Although snoring can be caused by sleep apnoea, it’s usually because of lifestyle factors such as being overweight, smoking, drinking too much alcohol or sleeping on your back.

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Five Health Benefits of Electric Beds

MiBed Adjustable Electric Beds

Health Benefits of Electric Adjustable Beds

Electric beds can be adjusted into various positions to make sleeping more comfortable. They allow you to raise the whole bed or adjust the head and foot end using a remote control.

Offering a wide range of benefits for people who have underlying health conditions or mobility issues, electric adjustable beds can help reduce the discomfort that can arise from sleeping on an unsupportive bed or from a poor sleeping position.

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Northern Ireland Loses Out On Sleep

Great British Bedtime Report 

According to a major new report published today (March 1) by The Sleep Council the average person in Northern Ireland has less sleep than the rest of the population in the United Kingdom. The Report found:

  1. 11:28pm – time average person in Northern Ireland Briton goes to bed.
  2. Average person gets 6hrs 19 minutes of sleep per night (Lowest)
  3. 26% have used alcohol as a remedy to help them get to sleep (Highest)
  4. 46% of people say that worry/stress keeps them awake at night.
  5. 31% of people only get between 5-6 hours sleep per night, whilst 14% get under 5 hours of sleep per night.

The findings – being announced at the start of National Bed Month (March) – come from The Sleep Council’s biggest ever research project. Some 5000 people were surveyed in January 2013 to provide an overview of British sleeping habits. The results are published in an in-depth report – The Great British Bedtime Report.

The Impact of Poor Sleep

Although current NHS guidelines indicate that we don’t necessarily need eight hours sleep, experts believe that most adults require somewhere between six and nine hours in order to feel refreshed and to function well both mentally and physically.

Said Jessica Alexander of The Sleep Council: “Sleeping well is as crucial to our health and wellbeing as eating a healthy diet or exercising regularly…Just one bad night’s sleep affects our mood, concentration and alertness while long-term sleep deprivation has far more serious consequences: it’s been linked to a number of serious health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke.”

What Affects Our Sleep?

To ensure you experience good sleep it’s essential to follow good lifestyle habits and to eliminate the factors that are causing you disturbed sleep. Temperature, light, distraction, comfort and the ability to relax are all major factors that affect our sleep and while many of the respondents underestimated the importance of the bedroom environment, the value of a good bed is recognised. More than one in five respondents say they could improve their sleep simply by buying a new bed. And seven out of 10 (72%) follow Sleep Council advice and have had their bed for less than seven years.

The Report also found that people are prepared to invest in a good night’s sleep with the average person spending £583.05 on a new bed, with the divan being the most widely bought type. What’s more, 63% of us prefer to sleep on a divan bed with 31% of respondents opting for a King Size Bed.

What To Do Now

As a Sleep Council Accredited Retailer, Armagh Beds.com has a great selection of divans, mattresses and double beds in-store and online. What’s more we offer a Free Delivery and Recycling Service throughout our Free Delivery Zone – Northern Ireland and Counties Dublin, Louth and Monaghan – with competitive rates across the rest of Ireland. Located in Markethill, just off the A28 between Armagh and Newry, we are just a short drive from Belfast and easily accessible to Dublin from the M1.  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. 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.