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26th March 2018

Win a Vispring Bed and Raise Money for Devon Air Ambulance

Win a Vispring Bed and Raise Money for Devon Air Ambulance

We have teamed up with leading bed manufacturer, Vispring, to raise money for Devon Air Ambulance and to offer you the chance to win a luxury Vispring bed worth £4065.

You can enter by visiting us in our one of our Kingsbridge or Honiton stores and completing an entry form - or by making a voluntary donation to the Devon Air Ambulance on our justgiving page. The winner will be randomly selected on Friday 1st June 2018 at 10am at our Vispring sale and Craftsman Day in our Kingsbridge store.

Devon Air Ambulance are a charity very close to our hearts and are a critical part of the emergency services in Devon. The charity funds the two air ambulances that we have in Devon, saving hundreds of lives every year. Find out more about the great work Devon Air Ambulance do, and make a donation using the link below.

Vispring Craftsman Day and Sale – 1st June 2018

For one day only Peter Betteridge are hosting a Vispring Craftsman Day, offering special discounts on Vispring beds, plus up to 50% off clearance and a complimentary cream tea for all customers. On the day a hand side stitching specialist from Vispring will be demonstrating the exceptional craftsmanship and bespoke expertise that goes into making each and every bed. All Vispring products are made in Devon, entirely by hand, using artisan skills to ensure they offer the ultimate support and comfort for a peaceful night’s sleep. Visit us in our Kingsbridge Bed store to see the Craftsman at work, try out the range of luxury Vispring beds and get extra special discounts on beds and mattresses.

Competition Terms and conditions

• There is one prize of a Vispring divan and mattress worth up to £4065 RRP

• Only one entry per household • Open to UK residents aged 16 and over, excluding employees and relatives of Peter Betteridge and Vispring

• Closing date for entries is 4pm GMT on Thursday 31st May 2018

• The winner will be selected at random at 10am GMT on Friday 1st June 2018 at our Vispring Sale and Craftsman Day in our Kingsbridge store

• Entrants must enter online via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bedexpert or in one of our Honiton or Kingsbridge stores

• The winner will be informed by phone / contact details provided on the justgiving page and announced in promotion related to the competition. The winner will need to respond within 7 working days of being contacted or a new winner will be chosen

• The winner will be required to visit the Kingsbridge store and have their photo taken so Peter Betteridge can use it for promotional purposes relating to the competition

• Collection / delivery of the prize will be arranged within 28 working days of the winner confirming their delivery address

• By participating in this draw entrants confirm they have read, understood and agree to be bound by the terms and conditions

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22nd March 2018

Peter Betteridge brings you the chance to buy the finest duvets and pillows in the world.

Peter Betteridge brings you the chance to buy the finest duvets and pillows in the world.

Peter Betteridge – Your Bed Expert - are proud to be the sole UK stockist for Muhldorfer, who supply pillows and duvets to the world’s most famous luxury hotels.

As part of Peter Betteridge’s passion to give customers the most comfortable night’s sleep possible, they’ve joined up with Muhldorfer who supply duvets and pillows to the world’s most notable and respected hotels, including The Savoy in London, Intercontinental and Kempinski Hotels worldwide and the Burj Al Arab in Dubai - to name just a few.

Devon based bed experts, Peter Betteridge, first met with German based bedding manufacturer, Muhldorfer, in 2016. Since then they have worked together to offer the sought after luxury bedding through the Peter Betteridge website www.bedexpert.co.uk and in-store. With over 45 year’s experience of selling bedding and a reputation for exceptional customer service Peter Betteridge are well placed to sell the luxury range on behalf of Muhldorfer.

Muhldorfer are one of the few manufacturers to offer down bedding which is hypo allergenic and chemical free. In their Bavarian factory, the finest feathers and down are washed using spring water from the local forest, ensuring healthy sleep without the chemicals.

Emma Casson, Director at Peter Betteridge says “The opportunity to bring together two traditional family run companies, both with a commitment to quality and comfort, was too great to resist. In my opinion they are the finest duvets and pillows in the world and we are delighted to offer our customers the opportunity of this unrivalled sleeping experience at home. From our position as The Bed Expert, ensuring customers get a great night’s sleep is all important.”

Maximiliana Pangerl, CEO at Muhldorfer says “We saw an increasing demand for our bedding from people that had stayed at the luxurious hotels we supply. In fact the response has been overwhelming, hotel guests claim our bedding is the best they’ve ever experienced and are delighted they can now purchase our duvets and pillows for their own home.”

To find out more about Peter Betteridge and Muhldorfer and to experience the unique comfort and quality of the bedding please visit www.bedexpert.co.uk

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28th February 2018

Multibuy Terms & Conditions 26th February To 25th March 2018

 

  • Purchase any two items from the same manufacturer and pay the multibuy price indicated on the ticket. (ie buy a Vispring Divan Set and Headboard and pay the multibuy price for both items).
  • For single item purchases the amount you will pay is under the header “price” on the ticket.
  • The 2nd item chosen to get the benefit of the offer can be a pillow, mattress protector, topper, headboard etc, providing this is by the same manufacturer as the 1st item. Each item must be priced at a minimum of £80
  • The offer only applies to branded beds by Vispring, Tempur, Somnus, Octaspring, Peter Betteridge beds and Hypnos. All other products are excluded.
  • A divan bed base and a mattress do not count as two separate items on this offer.
  • No cash alternative
  • This offer cannot be applied to items outside the offer or used in conjunction with any other promotion
  • Only applies to new orders placed between 26th February and 25th March
  • If you later return any of the items the discount will not apply
  • The offer only applies to full priced items
  • We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this offer at any point during the promotional period
  • Excludes clearance
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4th December 2017

FREE LINEN PROMOTION WINTER EVENT

For online purchases, once your order has been processed and full payment authorised, we will email you a unique Voucher Promo Code. This voucher entitles you up to £350* to spend online or in store on our top quality range of bedding and linen.
Upon receipt of this unique promo code, just simply choose the bedding and linen you want, enter the promo code at the checkout and the voucher will be deducted from the final total.
 
If you prefer to spend your voucher in store, then please print out the email with your unique promo code and bring proof of identity and we can process your voucher in store.
 
For in store purchases, the voucher amount will be deducted from your order value and must be spent at the same time you purchase your bed or mattress.
 
The voucher must be spent in one transaction, does not have any monetary value and can only be used to buy bedding or linen.
 
Clearance beds and mattresses are exluded from this offer, as well as items sold under our price match promise.
 
Please be aware that any clearance items purchased using the linen voucher are non-returnable.
 
If you cancel your order or are issued with a refund for any reason at all, the free items must also be returned, unused and in a saleable condition. If not, the value of the free items will be deducted from your refund.
 
*The value of your voucher is based upon the value of your order, but is available on all orders for beds and mattresses purchased at our event prices between Monday 4th December 2017 and 10am Friday 22nd December 2017. It does not apply to purchases made outside of these dates. 
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21st March 2017

Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Good Bed Linen

Quality bed linen is one of the main focal points in the bedrooms.

When considering factors that contribute to a relaxing sleep, linen is highly overlooked. Come to think of it; you are going to spend a third of your lifetime in bed so investing in quality bed linen would be an easy and quick way of improving the quality of your life and perhaps your partner’s. There is nothing quite like the sheer delight of slipping into fresh crispy laundered cotton bed sheets after a pre sleep warm shower or bath and can make a huge difference to getting a good night’s sleep. Good bedding is essential in providing insulation, warmth, and comfort.

It’s unlikely that most will not want to replace linen often, but it is recommended that you do. If this is the case, ensure that they are often washed, reusable for a longer period and that they are of high quality. Some of the questions you should ask yourself when shopping for good bed linen are: “Are they soft to touch?”, “Will they offer a good night sleep?” or “Will they make you want to climb into bed?”.

Cotton percale? Silk? Sateen? Name them! Oliver Desforges over the years has developed a top range collection of bed linen with a refined modeling and styling at affordable prices. It’s an amazing brand which offers Yves Delorme skills, design and quality. Olivier Desforges linen represents a contemporary French design with an incredible urban feel. The art of the beautiful prints combined with the sense of quality gives the brand its character and identity. Their linen is light, soft and has a breathable fabric allowing your mattress to support you.

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21st March 2017

How To Choose The Right Mattress For Your Sleep Health

Skimping on your sleeping surface or mattress can be harmful to your health considering at least a third of our lives are spent in bed or asleep. However, not everyone has the budget for modern, state-of-the-art mattresses. There are dozens of mattresses on the market currently. An uncomfortable, low-quality mattress has been linked to chronic pain, pain and sleep discomfort which can prevent quality sleep. Even though this is the case, mattresses can also improve sleep quality which is why you need to invest money and time into finding the right one for you.

Comfort and sleep quality are subjective which is why personal comfort is the biggest consideration to take when buying a mattress. Here is a guide on how to choose the right mattress for you.

-          Your mattress should be replaced approximately every eight years. If you keep it any longer, the materials might start to degrade which will, in turn, make it less comfortable to sleep on. If you find yourself disgruntled all the time, sleeping poorly or waking up in pain every day consider upgrading your mattress.

-          Replace the divan base spring when you replace your mattress. The compression of the springs with time will start to change the spring divan base structure due to the mattress having human bodies on top of it. Replace the divan base spring every 8 years or so to retain proper structure.

-          Comfort should be your main priority as buying a mattress is all about which one is best for you. Some people like a soft mattress, other like medium-firm mattresses while others like firm mattresses. It’s all about personal preference; you have a better chance of sleeping well if you’re comfortable.

-          Test sleep on a mattress in a normal sleep position for at least 20 minutes before settling for one.

-          Find one that fits your body by evenly distributing pressure across the body and conforming to the spine’s natural curve. Lie on the mattress and ask a friend to observe whether your spine is in a fairly neutral position or otherwise to determine if it is good for your spine.

-          A mattress with too much sag is not highly recommended for anyone with back pain; conduct the spine alignment test as described above to confirm this.

-          Avoid vintage mattresses as they will likely have lost their proper structure.

-          Find a bed that feels comfortable and doesn’t just look it.

-          Read the mattress label to ensure the materials don’t consist of any allergens. A hypoallergenic mattress or mattress cover to be on the safe side.

-          Choose a retailer with a good reputation, trained staff and the experience to find you the right mattress or bed.

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21st March 2017

Why You Need The Right Pillow For A Good Night’s Sleep

Choosing the right pillow for you is a very important decision that one has to make. A majority of people use the hit and miss technique when buying pillows which involves buying as many pillows as possible until they find one they are comfortable with. However, this method can be very expensive not to mention it can lead to added tension and stress to your upper back and your neck.

Importance of having the right pillow

One of the major causes of neck and back problems is incorrect spinal posture and 1/3 of your life is spent in sleep which makes correct sleeping posture very important. Your joints and muscles will be affected if your pillow is the wrong height and in some cases, snoring and breathing problems can be caused by incorrect neck and head positioning. Incorrect sleeping posture can prevent you from having a good night’s sleep and also result in headaches and neck stiffness.

Qualities of a good pillow

A good pillow should be designed to support the neck and head in a neutral position of alignment with the rest of the spine. The required height of the pillow will depend on the position you sleep in which should either be on your back or your side depending on your spinal health.

Your pillow should provide continual support to your head and neck without the constant need to adjust your sleeping position to achieve comfort. There should be no space between the pillow and your neck.

 A good pillow will provide your head and neck with support all through the night giving you a good night’s sleep.

Choosing the right pillow

Your pillow can affect how you go about your day and you wouldn’t even know it. It affects the way your neck and your spine align which could put more strain on or alleviate your back, induce headaches or affect how restful your sleep is overall.

For you to ascertain the best pillow for you will need to consider the position you sleep in for most of the night as well as the shape of your spine.

Stomach sleepers

People who sleep on their stomachs do not require as much support for their heads when sleeping. The thinner the pillow is, the better seeing as it will keep the head from rising too much which will put a strain on the neck. Most of the time, stomach sleepers find comfort from placing a pillow under their stomachs to keep lower back pain at bay.

Side sleepers

Such sleepers need a contoured pillow which offers firm support. It is healthy in some instances for side sleepers to place a pillow between their legs which allows the spine to remain aligned and leaves the back less strained from this sleeping position.

Back sleepers

A flat, thin pillow is recommended for such sleepers as it supports the spine and the head. Wedge pillows are excellent for providing such support.

Did You Know? A pillow that’s been used for three years has dried the sweat and saliva and dried skin, as well as dead and live dust musts which are very powerful allergens and can also trigger and aggravate allergies.

Choosing the right pillow is just as important as choosing the right bed.

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21st March 2017

Memory Foam Mattresses

If you're looking for a memory foam mattress, here is what you should consider: "Does it have an excellent comfort and support?", "Does it have a minimal movements transfer?", "Does it have the right foam density?" "Does it have enough air circulation?", "Is it durable?" and "Is it affordable?". However, in the case of affordability, it is more likely that the level of the mattress density will collate with the price. In this case, why not invest in a good quality mattress once and for all. It will serve you for a longer period rather than purchase one that is cheap which will require you to keep replacing it over and over and over. With all this to consider, it draws down to Octaspring which provides it all.

With Octaspring memory foam, these drawbacks are eliminated entirely. The honeycomb design of the mattresses contain springs made from memory foam which provides fantastic ventilation, and as a result, there is enough airflow which ensures you are not left feeling very hot and wet. They also provide excellent support and comfort. If you want a mattress that will guarantee a personalized support and one that will mold your body, you have to go for Octaspring memory foam.

Tempur is another type of foam which is known for making high-quality mattresses. These mattresses enable you to have a good night's sleep and ensures you wake up more refreshed. Temper mattresses can conform to your body shape and allow you to sleep in any position you like. These mattresses make you feel relaxed, and there is no time you will complain about back pains. Due to the ultimate comfort they provide, they are common in hospitals and nursing homes.

Tempur mattresses are available in three main designs: tempur original, tempur cloud and tempur sensation mattresses. Tempur Original provide the benefits of relieving pressure on your body during sleep especially if you are seeking relief of body aches. It is known for its firmer feel leaving you with a perfect sleep solution. Temper cloud mattress provides a balance of support and softness. Do you want a bed that your body can sink into? If yes, tempur cloud mattress is the perfect choice for you which will leave the ultimate feeling of relaxation.  Is soft not yet soft enough for you? Then, Tempur Sensation mattress gives you exactly what you need. It combines the benefits of Tempur Cloud mattress and the feel of a spring mattress.

These memory foam mattresses are soft, resilient and more flexible. Having an understanding of the properties of memory foam mattresses will assist you to consider some important aspects when shopping for a good quality mattress.

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21st March 2017

Six (6) Guaranteed Ways of Sleeping Better

Are you feeling depressed, constantly tired and delirious?? Better sleep might just be your solution. Interference with a good nap may be caused by so many surrounding factors, both personal and external. They can range from work pressures, family discourse, noisy environments and emotional struggles to illnesses. It is not easy to control all these factors but there are proven habits that can be followed to enhance better sleep patterns.

Tips

Reduce stress levels. Stress is the number one cause of sleep deprivation. Of course, this is easier said than done, but ensuring that you handle the struggles in your life one at a time has been shown to boost a better sleeping pattern. Start by managing a to-do list. This will help boost organization and task delegation. Laugh and enjoy life more to manage stress levels.

Make your room comfy. Comfort does not necessarily mean spending more money to enhance your sleeping area. It has very little to do with finances and includes tasks which are as small as tidying up the area. Ensure that the sleeping environment is quiet and less lit since most people find comfort in the darkness. Make sure you incorporate your preferences into this. Also, invest in good pillows and a mattress.

Set up a sleeping schedule. A sleeping schedule helps to ensure consistency in the sleeping pattern. It dwells on the ability of the human body to adapt to routines. This tip helps to ensure that the body is programmed to shut down and turn back on at the same time intervals every day. However, don’t force your brain to shut down as this will prove to be more agonizing and time wasting. If you lack sleep within the first half hour of going to bed then wake up and do some productive and energy consuming tasks which will be sure to leave you tired and ready for bed.

Reserve the sleeping area for its intended purpose. Since the human body is programmed to adaptations, this habit will make the body adapt to this tranquil environment just as it has to the working area. Ensure that work is not transferred to the bed. Reserve the bed solely for sleep and sex.

Avoid daytime naps. Don’t get me wrong, naps are essentially for better brain functioning. Limit power naps to 20-30mins. Long daytime naps interfere with the regular body sleeping habits and lead to insomnia and other sleeping and mental disorders. They also lead to disorganization, constant fatigue and lack of productivity during the day.

Take a hot bath before bed and ensure that you take deep breaths during the bath. Deep breaths have been shown to be essential to calming the body. They mimic the normal slowed human breathing that is experienced while sleeping. A hot bath helps to increase the body’s normal temperature which then drops after you leave the bath. This mimics the drop in body temperature during sleeping which speeds up the process of falling asleep.

Also invest in good pillows and a good bed.

All in all, ensure you work out a daily routine and stick to it.

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21st March 2017

What You Need To Know About Sleep Apnea And Insomnia

Sleep disorders are conditions that prevent people from getting a restful night’s sleep and as a result of this, they can cause dysfunction and daytime sleepiness. There are relatively 80 different kinds of sleep disorders but the most important are Narcolepsy, Restless legs syndrome, Sleep apnea and Insomnia but we are going to look at the last two.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder in which the breathing is repeatedly and briefly interrupted during sleep with the word ‘apnea’ referring to the breathing pause that lasts 10 seconds at least. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when there is a failure of the muscles in the back of the throat to keep the airway open despite any breathing efforts. The symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea may include trouble concentrating, gasping for air while sleeping, restlessness during sleep, fatigue, daytime sleepiness and snoring.

You are more likely to have sleep apnea if you are overweight.

Central sleep apnea occurs when the brain fails to control the breathing properly during sleep and it is more common than obstructive sleep apnea. It is known as central sleep apnea as it is related to the central nervous system function. Those with Central Sleep Apnea might have to gasp for air but most people report of recurrent awakenings during the night.

Sleep apnea can result in low blood oxygen levels and fragmented sleep. For people suffering from sleep apnea, the combination of oxygen starvation and disturbed sleep might lead to memory and mood problems, heart disease and hypertension. Sleep apnea also increases the chances for drowsy driving.

Insomnia

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which someone has difficulty staying asleep or falling asleep. How do you know if you have insomnia?

-    You have at least one daytime problem such as accidents while driving or at work, problems with concentration, mood, sleepiness or fatigue due to not sleeping well.

-    You have un-refreshing sleep

-    You wake up too early in the morning

-    You wake up often during the night and you have trouble going back to sleep

-    You have difficulty falling asleep

Insomnia varies in how often it occurs and how long it lasts. Insomnia can be associated psychiatric or medical conditions or it can occur by itself. Insomnia can be chronic i.e. last a long time or it can be acute i.e. short-term. It can also come and go when a person has no sleep problems with periods of time. Insomnia is categorized as chronic when someone has insomnia for at least 3 nights a week for a month or even longer. Acute insomnia or adjustment insomnia can go from one night to several weeks.

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