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Sleep Talk

From helpful Buying guides to the latest industry news, our much loved Sleeptalk blog is packed full of useful information on all things sleep. We have some really interesting articles on sleep related issues and advice on how to combat them and we also offer tips and ideas on how to turn your bedroom into the perfect sleep sanctuary!




Why the Bed Can’t Face the Door: Fengshui and How You Can Use It In Your Bedroom
Why the Bed Can’t Face the Door: Fengshui and How You Can Use It In Your Bedroom
Posted: Mar 25, 2020 12:58
A bed can’t directly face the door. That’s not something we’re telling you. No, it’s one of the basic rules of Fengshui, the ancient Chinese art and science of creating harmonious environments based on the understanding of our connection to them and how they affect us.

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A Short Guide to Bed Sizes
A Short Guide to Bed Sizes
Posted: Mar 24, 2020 10:43
Not quite sure what mattresses correspond to which size bed? This is a short guide to bed sizes in the UK so you can clear up the confusion and choose the bed that works best for you.

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Sleeping Like a Pro: A Look at the Sleep Routines of High-Performing Athletes
Sleeping Like a Pro: A Look at the Sleep Routines of High-Performing Athletes
Posted: Mar 20, 2020 09:04
Whether its winning Wimbledon or getting Pole Position in the next Grand Prix, our sports stars sleeping habits have a big part to play.

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How to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly
How to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly
Posted: Mar 19, 2020 15:45
There are all sorts of changes you can make to adapt your home and make it that little bit kinder to the planet.

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 An Interview With Bedstar Digital Marketing Director,   Jonathan Stalker
An Interview With Bedstar Digital Marketing Director, Jonathan Stalker
Posted: Mar 13, 2020 11:56
We sat down and had a chat with Jonathan Stalker, our Digital Marketing Director, who gave us a view from the inside of some of the things that have been happening in the industry, a few thoughts on what might happen next and how consumers can shop for their beds more easily.

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The Bedstar Buying Guide to Headboards
The Bedstar Buying Guide to Headboards
Posted: Feb 17, 2020 10:47
If you’re thinking of buying a headboard for your bed, whether replacing an old one or buying one to go with a new bed, this guide is for you. Find out what you need to know in our Bedstar Buying Guide to Headboards

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Highlights from the Furniture Trade Fair Scene in 2019
Highlights from the Furniture Trade Fair Scene in 2019
Posted: Feb 14, 2020 11:47
2019 was a momentous year as always for the furniture trade show industry, which treated professionals and the public to some truly wondrous shows and exhibitions

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A Short Guide to Memory Gel Mattresses
A Short Guide to Memory Gel Mattresses
Posted: Feb 13, 2020 12:37
Only you can make the decision of whether to buy a memory gel mattress or not, but when you’re choosing your mattress, you may want to consider the following things...

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A Brief History of Silentnight Beds
A Brief History of Silentnight Beds
Posted: Jan 28, 2020 09:04
Silentnight have come a long way since Tom and Joan Clarke started the company in 1946 as ‘Clarke’s Mattresses Limited’’. Since then, it’s built a solid reputation for producing highly comfortable bedding and has won hearts and awards not just for its products, but also for its branding and commitment to sustainability

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Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Guide to SAD and How to Deal With It
Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Guide to SAD and How to Deal With It
Posted: Jan 24, 2020 10:38
We (human beings) tend to enjoy summer and dislike winter. There’s just something about the colder weather and shorter days that has a real impact on us.

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Sleepeezee Mattresses — A Short Guide
Sleepeezee Mattresses — A Short Guide
Posted: Jan 23, 2020 09:07
When a brand becomes an official supplier to the Travelodge, you know it’s a good brand.

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Save the Date: A Look at Upcoming Furniture Trade Fairs and Exhibitions in 2020
Save the Date: A Look at Upcoming Furniture Trade Fairs and Exhibitions in 2020
Posted: Jan 22, 2020 10:31
We’ve entered a new year and if you’re a fan of trade fairs, 2020 is going to be thrilling, with a whole range of furniture and interior design trade fairs taking place in the UK and abroad in 2020.

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What's That Noise? Dealing With a Creaky Wooden Bed and Other Issues
What's That Noise? Dealing With a Creaky Wooden Bed and Other Issues
Posted: Dec 20, 2019 13:11
Ever wondered what causes the annoying creaks in a wooden bed that sometimes wake us at night?

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Why We Call Ottomans 'Ottomans’ and Other Quirky Sleep and Bed-Related Facts
Why We Call Ottomans 'Ottomans’ and Other Quirky Sleep and Bed-Related Facts
Posted: Dec 20, 2019 13:03
There are also zany things happening that we don’t know realise are going on in the bed world and the world of sleep.

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Are Bigger Beds Better?
Are Bigger Beds Better?
Posted: Dec 18, 2019 11:00
No one is saying that standard beds aren’t comfortable ― they are ― but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider buying a bigger bed, especially if you’re a couple?

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The Bedstar Guide to Adjustable Beds
The Bedstar Guide to Adjustable Beds
Posted: Dec 18, 2019 10:18
This guide looks in depth at adjustable beds so you can make the decisions you need to before you buy, starting with why you might consider buying one.

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The Ultimate Guide to Homestay Hosting!
The Ultimate Guide to Homestay Hosting!
Posted: Nov 21, 2019 12:42
An average of 2 million people each night bed down in an Airbnb property? That’s half a billion people since 2008 and proof of just how popular staying at someone else’s place is instead of at a hotel.

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Are Mattress Toppers Worth It?
Are Mattress Toppers Worth It?
Posted: Nov 20, 2019 12:27
Some see them as a luxury. Others see them as a necessity. Let’s look at mattress toppers in a little more detail and answer the question of whether they’re worth it.

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A Quick Survival Guide for People Who Have Just Bought Their First Property
A Quick Survival Guide for People Who Have Just Bought Their First Property
Posted: Nov 14, 2019 14:58
Before you move in, however, we’d like to make you aware of certain tasks you should do and precautions you should take to move in comfortably and live happily ever after.

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The Bedstar Guide to Divan Beds
The Bedstar Guide to Divan Beds
Posted: Nov 14, 2019 10:10
Divan beds are one of the best choices you can get when it comes to buying a new bed. These box-type beds are simple in design but high in practicality, versatile and easy to style.

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Let Your Teenagers Sleep all Day! Is it Right Or Wrong?
Let Your Teenagers Sleep all Day! Is it Right Or Wrong?
Posted: Oct 18, 2019 11:43
Get up, it’s two in the afternoon,’ ‘your dinner is ready, get out of bed,’ ‘all you do is sleep, don’t you do anything else?’

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Creating Enough Room At The Inn!
Creating Enough Room At The Inn!
Posted: Oct 18, 2019 09:32
Some people love hosting. Others dread it, especially when space is at a premium. You want your guests to enjoy a comfortable stay

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Giving Our Support To Pocket Springs
Giving Our Support To Pocket Springs
Posted: Oct 17, 2019 14:16
When it comes to mattress support, pocket springs have not only stood the test of time, but are now the most popular choice of mattresses bought by UK consumers. Let's find out why...

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Bunk Bed Buying Guide
Bunk Bed Buying Guide
Posted: Oct 16, 2019 14:10
With a range of different options and designs choosing the right bunk bed can make all the difference to your families sleeping habits!

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Bunk Beds - Safety First
Bunk Beds - Safety First
Posted: Oct 15, 2019 14:16
Safety is the main concern about bunk beds, but you can take steps to address this and assure yourself the peace of mind that your children are going to sleep soundly and safely

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What is the optimum amount of sleep?
What is the optimum amount of sleep?
Posted: Sep 3, 2019 07:30
With opinions ranging between 4 hours and 12 hours, what really is the perfect amount of sleep we need to keep us happy and healthy!!

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Pocket Spring Mattress Buyers Guide
Pocket Spring Mattress Buyers Guide
Posted: Aug 22, 2019 07:46
There’s something quite wonderful about falling gracefully onto a mattresses filled with duck feathers and cotton, sinking into the soft, fluffy marshmallow, wrapping yourself in your thick, cosy duvet and falling blissfully asleep on a cold, winter’s evening.

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How To Choose a TV Bed
How To Choose a TV Bed
Posted: Aug 21, 2019 09:34
Whether it's kicking back for a lazy Sunday or binge-watching the latest box set! Heres a guide to let you know what to look for when picking the ultimate TV bed.

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Sleeping Positions: What They Say About Your Relationship
Sleeping Positions: What They Say About Your Relationship
Posted: Aug 19, 2019 09:34
Everybody thinks they’re a relationship expert; your mother-In-law, drunk best friend or that nutter in your local newsagents who always asks if you’re single - people like to talk about their love lives.

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Eating the right kind of foods can encourage sleep and weight loss
Eating the right kind of foods can encourage sleep and weight loss
Posted: Jul 18, 2019 10:21
If you’re struggling to get to sleep on a night time, or indeed you can drop off faster than a hypnotised cat, then recent studies have shown it could all be down the food you eat!

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Like a Trooper No More: How to Stop Snoring
Like a Trooper No More: How to Stop Snoring
Posted: Jul 15, 2019 11:24
Nobody likes a snorer! here are a few helpful hints to keep the noise at bay!

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Bedstar’s guide to keeping warm through the winter months
Bedstar’s guide to keeping warm through the winter months
Posted: Jul 4, 2019 08:37
Whether you’re stocking up on the bedsheets and throws, contemplating a thicker winter duvet, or a brand new mattress altogether, we’re going to fill you in with everything you need to know to keep warm during winter.

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Bedstar’s guide to pulling the perfect Olympics 2020 sickie!
Bedstar’s guide to pulling the perfect Olympics 2020 sickie!
Posted: Jul 3, 2019 04:09
When you just have to see who wins the 100m sprint or which Country grabs the most golds, heres the perfect guide for you!

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The Nap Is Back!!
The Nap Is Back!!
Posted: Jul 2, 2019 07:52
Napping was once frowned apon and considered a lazy pastime! but not anymore the Nap is back and welcomed with open arms!

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Why every relationship needs plenty of sleep
Why every relationship needs plenty of sleep
Posted: Jul 1, 2019 08:43
Sharing a bed with a partner is one of the best parts of any relationship. But even dozing off with our loved one can be tricky as soon as snoring, uncomfortable beds and mobile devices enter the equation.

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Get The Most Space Out Of Your Apartment
Get The Most Space Out Of Your Apartment
Posted: Jun 28, 2019 08:34
With the average apartment sizes shrinking significantly over the last few years, its time to be creative in getting the most out of your space.

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How often do you really need to change your mattress?
How often do you really need to change your mattress?
Posted: Jun 27, 2019 08:14
When you find a good bed and a comfy mattress it’s all too easy to get complacent. Have a think about the last time you replaced your mattress? Can’t remember? You’re definitely not alone.

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How Sleep Deprivation Can Cause Long Term Effects
How Sleep Deprivation Can Cause Long Term Effects
Posted: Jun 5, 2019 10:54
Long term sleep sacrifice could be causing you more harm than you realise.

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Choosing the Right Bed For Your Child
Choosing the Right Bed For Your Child
Posted: Jun 4, 2019 10:31
Sleep is important. Everyone knows it and as parents, you want your child(ren) to get the best night’s rest possible. You want them to be healthy and happy, not unhealthy and grumpy and overtired.

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A Guide To Velvet Beds
A Guide To Velvet Beds
Posted: Jun 1, 2019 10:00
Velvet beds are extremely popular with people now, and it's easy to see why. As one of the softest fabrics in the world, it creates a level of comfort and luxury that is unrivalled, which will enable you to get the perfect night's sleep.

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