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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 guide to ease your mattress 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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Meet Rowdy, the Herdwick Sheep!

Meet Rowdy, the Herdwick Sheep!

Our Herdwick sheep put so much work into growing each and every snuggly fleece for our handmade mattresses that we thought it only fair to give them their share of the limelight. So without further ado, allow us to introduce Rowdy - the tup of our happy herdy flock. ...
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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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