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Why the Scandi Trend is Here to Stay

Why the Scandi Trend is Here to Stay

Scandi design is minimal and organic. It is calming, yet stylish, and not only is it popular in Scandinavian countries, it’s captured the hearts of interior lovers the world over. We love it – and we think it’s here to stay! What Does Scandi Design Look like? Typically, Scandi style rooms are white, neutral or pale, designed to reflect light and brighten a room. Daylight is usu ...
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Mattress Sizes: Your Questions Answered

Mattress Sizes: Your Questions Answered

Your bed is the focal point of your room, so it’s important to choose the right one. The first stage in this decision process, of course, is determining what size you need. Once you know this, you can research the styles available to you. Next up is choosing the right mattress to provide you with a good night’s sleep. Anybody who’s ‘Googled’ mattress or bed sizes wil ...
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Why It’s Important to Support British Manufacturing

Why It’s Important to Support British Manufacturing

You’d be forgiven for thinking that nothing is made in the UK these days; we hear so much about big British businesses using overseas factories to cut costs. However, what’s less spoken about is that many companies have brought their manufacturing back to Britain, which is music to our ears! Here at herdy®sleep, we’re passionate about British manufacturing and we firmly beli ...
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5 Bed Linen Trends for the Summer

5 Bed Linen Trends for the Summer

Our bedrooms are our haven of privacy and relaxation, but away from view of visitors, they’re often the last to get TLC or a revamp. Many studies have shown that bedroom decor can affect the quality of sleep, so it’s time to unwind in style and give your bedroom a little lift! Changing up your linen is a simple and low-cost method of updating the look and feel (and it’s perfect f ...
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The Complete Guide to Mattress Springs

The Complete Guide to Mattress Springs

Forming an essential part of many high-quality mattresses, it’s important to understand the role of springs and how they contribute to a good night’s sleep. We’ve put together a short mattress guide to ease your buying experience. Spring mattresses There are two types of mattresses that use springs to provide support: open coil and pocket spring. Open coil or continuous coil ...
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All You Need to Know about Wool

All You Need to Know about Wool

Is your knowledge of our favourite fabric a little woolly? Don’t feel baahd, instead, read our definitive guide to wool. Everything you need to know about our favourite natural material is here, all in one place, so impressing your friends at the next pub quiz will be a breeze! The Definition of Wool The soft, wavy or curly and usually thick undercoat of various hairy mammals (sheep in pa ...
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A Year in the Life of a Herdwick Sheep

A Year in the Life of a Herdwick Sheep

A Year in the Life of a Herdwick Sheep The Herdwick is a hardy sheep breed, perfectly suited to life on the high fells of the Lake District. They are affectionately known as ‘the gardeners of the Lake District’, as centuries of continuous grazing has created the Lakeland landscape we know and love.   December-March In December, the sheep are left to wander the high fells (moun ...
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Shopping, Living, and Sleeping Ethically

Shopping, Living, and Sleeping Ethically

At herdy®sleep, we are passionate about ethical manufacturing. At every step of the manufacturing process we consider our impact on the environment. That’s why we support rural communities by using Herdwick wool from the Lake District and we provide local people with employment opportunities by manufacturing our mattresses entirely in Yorkshire. Our choice of natural materials on our sle ...
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Choosing a Pillow: No Longer a Pain in the Neck

Choosing a Pillow: No Longer a Pain in the Neck

How to Choose the Right Pillow One of the vital components of a great night’s sleep (along with a herdy®sleep mattress) is a perfectly plumped pillow. Choosing the right one can mean sound sleep the whole night through, leaving you to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. Using the wrong pillow can lead to broken sleep, leaving you grumpy with a sore neck or in the wo ...
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