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.
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.
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.
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…)
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…)
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…)
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.
Karl Tahir and his family run Optime Lighting, who have put together an exclusive range of lighting for Made to Last that is not available to purchase anywhere else online.
Karl was kind enough to spend some time answering a few questions that we feel will help you to understand more about Optime Lighting and why we are so proud to be selling their products.
Robert Wheeldon set up Aditstudios in 2013 and makes ceramic pendant lighting in a range of styles and finishes using traditional hand working techniques.
Following a career in photography and the film industry (in lighting), using the skills his father and grandfather gave him, it became obvious that he must take all that he had learned and make permanent physical objects.
This post will cover some questions that we had for Robert and will introduce you to perhaps the most interesting pendant lights you will ever come across. (more…)
We were lucky enough to recently stumble across Daniel Heath Studio which was founded in 2007. His award winning designs (mainly used to create wall papers and more recently cushions are to say the least, incredible). Fortunately for you, we managed to persuade him to make them available to our customers at Made to Last. Here is a short interview so that you can learn a bit more about him. (more…)