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Meet The herdy®sleep Craftsmen

Meet The herdy®sleep Craftsmen

They say a bad workman blames his tools, so it’s no surprise we’ve never heard our master craftsmen arguing with theirs. Our herdy®sleep mattress makers have decades of experience and it’s down to their expert skills that our mattress is so snuggle-worthy. It’d be a shame not to introduce you to the legends themselves, so we’ve decided to tell you exactly who our ...
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Things to Do in the Lake District this Easter

Things to Do in the Lake District this Easter

Photograph Courtesy of the World of Beatrix Potter Boasting both the highest mountain in England and the deepest body of water, the Lake District is an area of extremes. Here, vibrant towns nestle amongst rugged landscapes while ancient history sits harmoniously alongside modern life. There’s a lot to experience in the Lake District and with the long Easter bank holiday just a few weeks awa ...
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8 Things to Do in Yorkshire This Easter

8 Things to Do in Yorkshire This Easter

Hebden Bridge Duck Race, Photography Courtesy of Neil Croft After what felt like a winter worthy of Game of Thrones’, spring has finally sprung. The sun is shining, flowers are blooming and the long Easter bank holiday is right around the corner. What better way to spend your Easter break than exploring the beautiful countryside, rich history, and vibrant culture of Yorkshire? This incredi ...
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The herdy®sleep manufacturing process

The herdy®sleep manufacturing process

Mattress manufacturing is a precise process and we’ve worked hard to refine ours with the help of our resident experts! Carefully assembled in Yorkshire under the watchful eyes of the herdy®sleep craftsmen (more on them, later!), we’re going to tell you just how we get our mattresses so snuggly.   1.     Building and assembly This is where the indivi ...
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Natural Ways to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Natural Ways to Get a Good Night's Sleep

Ask the Experts: Top 5 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep We’ve previously mentioned that not getting enough sleep can be bad for you. Poor quality sleep can lead to health problems, as well as leaving us feeling burned out and on edge. We almost don’t have to tell you how important sleep is to our daily routine, as it largely dictates how we feel when we’re awake. As you c ...
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Herdwick Sheep

5 Things You Didn't Know About Herdwick Sheep

We do our best to protect our heritage and stay true to our Lake District roots here at herdy®sleep, which means we love supporting local British farmers and the rural economy. So, in celebration of our love for the great British farm, we couldn’t help but share a few fun facts about our native Herdwick sheep! 1 - Herdwick lambs are born with black fleeces, and it’s not until they ...
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Hardy Herdwicks Embrace the Cold

Hardy Herdwicks Embrace the Cold

Despite the warmer months slowly approaching, here in the Lakes the winter weather is keeping us on our toes and reminding us to put on an extra pair of socks. Whilst it’s beautiful to walk along the trails of Windermere on a frosty morning, there are times when we genuinely wonder how our Herdwick sheep cope given how cold it gets on the fells. We like to think it’s to do with being n ...
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5 Easy Tips for Natural Mattress Care with herdy®sleep.com

5 Easy Tips for Natural Mattress Care with herdy®sleep.com

5 Tips for Taking Care of Your Mattress   If you’ve recently bought yourself a mattress (from us, we hope), you’ll want to make sure it lasts for as long as possible. If you look after it, your mattress can last for up to a decade and still maintain the same level of comfort from the first day it arrived on your doorstep. On the other hand, if you don’t look after your mat ...
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Food for thought: What to eat & drink to get some extra Zs

Food for thought: What to eat & drink to get some extra Zs

Many of us will admit to not always getting enough sleep, whether that’s because of being a self-confessed night owl, having a busy social life or simply due to not being able to settle at night. Truth be told, in today’s society, sleep tends to take a backseat in terms of priorities, but life really can be that bit easier when we take our sleep seriously.  If you’re having ...
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Why the Lake District is so special

Why the Lake District is so special

As you have probably guessed by now, our story starts amid the beautiful landscape of the Lake District. This setting is home to the famous Herdwick sheep, a hardy breed uniquely suited to life on the high fells. With fresh country air and stunning landscapes that look breath-taking whatever the weather, it’s easy to see why the Lakes are so highly regarded by so many people. Granted, we mig ...
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