Bedside Cabinet - The Secret Agent

How 17th Century Pirates Influenced Modern Concealment Furniture

It is a while since we have had an interview with one of our manufacturers, so when Bill from Concealment Furniture approached us about selling his products on Made to Last we were given the perfect opportunity as his products are very unique and have such an interesting use case.

We hope that you enjoy this short interview with him – please click into the blog to ask any questions you have to Bill. (more…)


Helping Insomnia with an adjustable bed

Do adjustable beds provide better quality sleep?

Over millions of years our bodies have evolved and are intimately tied to the cycle of day and night. What is clear from all studies on sleep is how important good sleep is to our mental and physical well-being. The Guardian newspaper analysed 320 studies on sleep in a large scale report and found that with reduced sleep people suffer from a range of health issues and in extreme cases sleep deprivation can even lead to death.

This blog post is another in our series exploring the health benefits of adjustable beds. It will focus on why adjustable beds can provide us with better sleep. (more…)


Coton king size adjustable bed with divan base

Is an Adjustable Bed Worth the Money?

A good night’s sleep is a simple pleasure in life that many people struggle to enjoy. Often, sleep problems stem from some underlying health issue that prevents us from falling asleep or staying asleep. A lack of sleep can drain the pleasure from your days.

We have had customers ask us whether an adjustable bed is worth the money and of course the simple answer is yes, but in this post we will be explaining why.



Improving blood circulation with an adjustable bed

Improve Your Blood Circulation with an Adjustable Bed

As we age our body goes through many changes. Part of it is just the natural process of aging. Other consequences stem from the things we do during our younger years. One example of natural aging and living a full life in your younger years is likely poor circulation. Proper blood circulation is required for your body’s health. If your blood doesn’t flow freely, you could experience a variety of problems from edema and numbness in your feet to dizzy spells and then potentially more serious issues.

There are various ways to improve your blood circulation which we will discuss briefly below but this post is chiefly about how to use an adjustable bed to improve your blood circulation. (more…)


relieve arthritis with an adjustable bed

How to Relieve Arthritis with an Adjustable Bed

Arthritis and joint pain is a very common problem for many people. Approximately 350 million people worldwide experience some form of pain from it by the time they are 65. It is a chronic pain, that may become worse at times and better at others. Pain relievers can help to reduce it sometimes, but often you may need to make lifestyle changes assist your pain management.

Your doctor will likely talk to you about some of these changes. They may include tips and tricks for preventing flares or triggers. One of the main triggers to avoid is going to be poor sleep. At night, you need to be comfortable and avoid old mattresses that may cause pressure on your joints. Joint pain and all types of arthritis go hand in hand with insomnia, which has proven to escalate pain.

At Made to Last we understand that arthritis pain can negatively impact your enjoyment of everyday, simple pleasures. We strive to provide information and comfort to everyone who is suffering, by teaching them how to find relief from the pain. We can also help you discover how to help relieve arthritis pain with an adjustable bed. (more…)


Obstructive sleep apnea cycle

How an adjustable bed can reduce snoring & sleep apnea

In this post we are continuing our look at health conditions that can be impacted through the use of an adjustable bed.

This article will focus on snoring and the more serious sleep disorder of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleeping disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts. This can leave sufferers feeling groggy and tired even after a full nights sleep. (more…)


Holywell king size adjustable bed

9 Health Benefits of an Electric Adjustable Bed

We have recently been working with a new factory to bring our customers a range of high quality remote controlled adjustable beds.

Adjustable beds were once considered to be an extra skeletal support tool that belongs only in hospitals.

Nowadays, things are a lot different. More and more people are beginning to appreciate the role of adjustable beds in the maintenance of good health and recovery from health conditions. According to research conducted by Sciencedirect on randomly selected male and female subjects who were experiencing some form of musculoskeletal pain, there was a significant pain reduction in those who slept on enhanced/adjustable beds. (more…)


Coatsworth 3 Seater Sofabed

Understanding sofa bed mechanism types

Have you ever spent a night on a budget sofabed? Put off for life?

Sofabeds when made well should be something you can enjoy for years. A Made to Last sofabed is guaranteed to last you up to 15 years or more.

With a low quality sofabed, the mattress begins to sag after a few years. The mechanism that opens the sofa bed also weakens and begins to wear out, making it more difficult to open and less supportive. What once seemed like a bargain can end up feeling like a pretty hefty investment for furniture that only lasts a couple of years.

This post is to explain about the 3 types of sofa bed mechanism that we use and what their characteristics are.