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  • Red Nose Day 2015

    Red Nose Day 2015

    The biggest ever Red Nose Day is kicking off nationwide this Friday and here at Memory Foam Warehouse, we have an amazing weekend of fundraising activity planned!

    We will be running a competition in-store from Friday 13th March until Monday 16th March where customers will be invited to guess the amount of red balloons in an Ottoman bed. The winning guess will receive a Maxicool memory foam mattress topper and there will be prizes for the runners up too! The winner will be announced on Tuesday 17th March.

    Red Nose Day 2015

    Staff will also be attending work on Friday dressed up in their favourite onesie to celebrate Red Nose Day -we'll have to make sure no-one falls asleep on the job!

    Comic Relief do some amazing work both here at home in the UK and in Africa. We will be donating all money raised to the charity and you can see here how this money will be well spent.

    We'd love our customers to join us and take part in this fun fundraising event so if you're in the area pop in and say hello! The Wakefield showroom is located behind Tubs & Taps on Chantry Bridge, Wakefield and is open 9am-6pm daily and 10am-4pm on Sundays.

  • National Bed Month March 2015

    National Bed Month has now been running for more than 20 years andThe Sleep Council promotes the importance of staying healthy with the help of a good night’s sleep. The awareness campaign by The Sleep Council began in 1990 with the intention of using retailers like Memory Foam Warehouse to endorse the need for a comfortable sleeping environment

    Lisa Artis, spokesperson for the Sleep Council explains, ‘we are urging all retailers to get behind this annual promotion. It’s a great opportunity to promote the importance of a good, comfortable bed for a good night’s sleep’. The campaign is primarily an educational tool for the consumer, relaying the importance of a good mattress which should always be replaced when needed.

    The Sleep Council is a useful source of knowledge for consumers looking for a bed or mattress and what they should consider. The campaign not only raises awareness of the importance of a good night’s sleep for optimum health and wellbeing but provides helpful advice and tips to improve the quality of your sleep.

    Choosing the right bed can be trickNational Bed Federation Approvedy but if you follow The Sleep Council’s advice then you can look forward to great night’s sleep. As mattress buying is a big investment, consumers want to feel reassured they have bought a quality product. Simply look out for the ‘big tick logo’ and you will know that you have bought a bed from a safe and honest bed manufacturer. Created by the National Bed Federation, the ‘NBF approved’ logo means that bed manufacturers have been independently audited and authenticated as producers of hygienic and high quality mattresses. Jessica Alexander puts it simply, ‘The new NBF Approved logo means people can buy a mattress in the certain knowledge that it is safe, clean and honest.’

    This year, The Sleep Council have also released a revision of their famous Bed Buyers Guide. As demand for information on how to choose the right bed remains higher than ever, the guide gives consumers all the relevant advice needed to make an informed purchase. You can access the guide online from The Sleep Council’s website.

    Memory Foam Warehouse have an extensive range of NBF approved memory foam mattresses, providing a comfortable sleep night after night. With a shared dedication of highlighting the importance of a safe and hygienic sleeping environment, all our mattresses offer unique health benefits so you can wake up feeling refreshed.

    For more information about National Bed Month, go to The Sleep Council’s campaign information page and find out their essential guidelines with the right bed as the number one priority.

  • Celebrating sleep for National Bed Month

    Join us this March to celebrate National Bed Month!

    This month at Memory Foam Warehouse, we're celebrating National Bed Month!

    National Bed Month is organised by The Sleep Council and reinforces our belief in how important it is to get a good night’s sleep. Spring represents new beginnings so March is the perfect time to contemplate your own health and well-being. One of the most important factors for overall well-being is undoubtedly getting a good nights sleep. Adequate sleep (as part of a healthy lifestyle) is proven to improve your concentration, performance at work, happiness, skin, weight and much more.

    Good nights sleep

    Here at Memory Foam Warehouse we love nothing more than sleep. There is no better feeling than getting in to a freshly changed bed and sinking in to a memory foam mattress. However, if you get in to bed and don’t feel this sense of comfort, it may be time to invest in a new bed or mattress (or both!).

    Before deciding whether it's time to upgrade your bed and mattress, we would advise answering the questions below from The Sleep Council

    Is the bed seven years old or more?
    Would it be embarrassing if neighbours saw it without its covers?
    Does it make suspicious noises in the night?
    Did you have your best recent night’s sleep in a bed other than yours?
    Are you waking up more frequently unrefreshed and aching?
    Do you and your partner roll towards each unintentionally in the middle of the night?
    Do you have enough space to sleep comfortably?
    Is it sagging?
    Are the legs or castors worn out?
    Does it feel lumpy in the night?

    If you answered 'yes' to five or more of these questions, we would recommend it's time to start looking for a new bed and mattress!

    To celebrate National Bed Month, Memory Foam Warehouse is offering 10% off every bed frame when purchased with a mattress of the same size.

    National Bed Month OffersJust enter the relevant size voucher code at checkout to redeem. If you need any help deciding which bed and mattress to choose, you can call our team of sleep experts on 0330 008 0377 (from mobile) or 0800 612 5179 (from landline).

    Happy sleeping!

  • Everyone’s Talking About Memory Foam Mattress Toppers!

    Have you tried a memory foam mattress topper yet?

    If not, it’s time to wake up and join the mattress topper revolution! Adding a topper to your mattress will create a sumptuous sleeping environment and can help to alleviate aches and pains.. you'll never want to get out of bed again! We recently heard a memory foam discussion on Heart FM in which the presenter expresses his excitement at buying a memory foam mattress topper. It seems the people of Yorkshire are pretty excited about memory foam too! You can listen to the full clip here:

    We always advise our customers that a memory foam mattress topper cannot solve the problem of an old dipped or damaged mattress. We do however, recommend a mattress topper to aid pressure relief and act as an additional layer of comfort to a firm or tired mattress. If your mattress is in a bad condition with lumps or dips then we would recommend a new memory foam mattress.

    Memory Foam Mattress Topper

    We stock a wide range of memory foam mattress toppers with a variety in density and thickness and a choice of covers for heat regulation during the night. You can read a bit more about how to select the right memory foam topper for you in our previous post 'How to Choose a Memory Foam Mattress Topper'. Or read for yourself on our review sites! The Memory Foam Warehouse has over 10,000 independent reviews across Feefo, Review Centre and Trust Pilot so you can find out what our customers are saying about our mattress toppers.

    With a wide range of memory foam mattress toppers starting from as little as £26.95, it’s time to join the revolution and invest today!

  • New Range Launch! 4th Generation HD Memory Foam Mattress Range

    Memory Foam Warehouse is proud to present our new 4th Generation HD Memory Foam Mattress Range: For Cooling Comfort throughout the night. This new 4G memory foam mattress will revolutionise your sleep with its innovation in foam technology. With this new range recently launched, we thought we’d share some more information on this amazing memory foam mattress and its benefits.

    4G Memory Foam Mattress

    Standard memory foam features a fully responsive design and offers a range of health benefits that promote a quality sleep. Memory foam moulds to the contours of your body, reacting to movement and body temperature and eliminating pressure points. However, due to the cell formation of memory foam and its absorption of body heat during the night, your sleeping environment can get a little warm. Whilst this can be alleviated with the use of a heat regulating Coolmax or Outlast mattress cover, a 4G HD Memory Foam Mattress provides a direct cooling solution in the advanced design of the foam.

    The unique open cell structure of 4G HD Memory Foam prevents the foam from compressing when bodyweight is applied. The ventilated structure creates a conductive pathway for body heat to pass through the mattress, creating a cooler sleeping environment. This is also enhanced by the gel particles infused in the memory foam, working with the aerated design to bring you cooling comfort all night long. The 4G design also reacts much faster to heat meaning the memory foam relaxes quickly in response to your body, reducing stiffness and creating a restful and comfortable sleep environment.

    All our 4th Generation HD Memory Foam Mattresses also include an antibacterial Adaptive Purotex mattress cover which works to combat common night time allergies. Purotex is an active probiotic which is woven in to the fabric to absorb mositure and eliminate dust mites so you can enjoy a healthy and restful sleep as well as experiencing superior comfort.

    4G Memory Foam Matress

    Why not see for yourself and enjoy a cooling, comforting night's sleep with a 4G HD Memory Foam Mattress today! As an introductory promotion we are offering £50 off each mattress in the 4G range including the 4G Deluxe, 4G Ultra and 4G Pocket. Enter voucher code '4GINTRO' at checkout to redeem. Terms and conditions apply.

  • Final Reductions in the Memory Foam Warehouse Winter Sale!

    Have you visited our amazing up to 70% off winter sale yet? Here at the Memory Foam Warehouse, we're now down to final reductions and have added new products to our winter sale. Why not treat yourself  to a replacement mattress cover with 10% off selected covers? Or how about a new children’s Z bed? Perfect for additional seating or sleepover guests!

    Final Reductions Winter Sale

    During the dark and cold winter months, we can’t be blamed for not wanting to get out of bed in the morning. Snooze button anyone?! So it’s important to get the deepest night’s sleep possible so you wake feeling rested and ready for the day ahead whatever the weather.  A memory foam mattress could help achieve this and here at the Memory Foam Warehouse we are offering a huge variety of mattresses and accessories at amazing prices in our winter sale. We've added new products and final reductions but hurry, sale ends soon!

    Whether you prefer the traditional feel of a pocket sprung mattress topped with a layer of luxurious memory foam or you need extra support for a bad back or joint pain, we have a memory foam mattress to suit your every need. Memory foam conforms to your natural alignment and evenly distributes your bodyweight helping to eliminate pressure points and alleviate joint and muscle pain ensuring the best night’s sleep possible!

    So whether you’re looking for a Coolmax which offers ultimate value, an Outlast with heat regulating properties or you want to try our new Vtech memory foam mattresses for a touch of luxury, we have the mattress for you at our lowest prices in our final reductions winter sale.

    At the Memory Foam Warehouse, we are passionate about ensuring our customer’s get a better night’s sleep for less. Have you purchased anything from our winter sale yet?

    Watch our latest TV advert here!

  • National Sleep In Day: Sunday 26th October 2014

    In the early hours of Sunday morning, whilst we are all sleeping peacefully, the clocks of Britain will move backwards by one hour. Now, this is not an opportunity to be wasted - the nation is only treated to an extra hour in bed once a year! To ensure that your Sunday morning slumber is a total dream, we have compiled a list of top tips to help you create the perfect sleep in conditions ...

    1. Alarm-Free Zone

    There is only one thing worse than being rudely awoken by the dreaded sound of your weekday alarm on National Sleep In Day ... being rudely awoken by your partner's alarm! So before you hit the pillow on Saturday night, ensure that all mobile phones and alarm clocks have been disabled.

    2. Blackout!

    In preparation for National Sleep In Day, take extra care when closing your curtains. You want to ensure that every single beam of early morning light is kept outside, allowing your sleep in to pass undisturbed.

    3. Mattress

    At Memory Foam Warehouse we understand the crucial difference a good mattresses makes to the quality of your sleep. If you find your current mattress uncomfortable and unsupportive, your chances of a luxurious sleep in are very slim! Our memory foam mattresses provide full body support, pressure relief and luxurious comfort. Now that sounds like the perfect recipe for a lie in!

    4. Temperature Control

    The optimal room temperature for a good night's sleep is between 16 and 18 degrees Celsius. Most people don't sleep with a  thermometer on their bedside table, so simply ensure that your bedroom is well ventilated and that the tog of your duvet is suitable for the current season. In addition, our products come with the option of two SMART fabric covers, Coolmax or Outlast,  which work to regulate your body temperature throughout the night.

    5. No Alcohol

    Alcohol may help you to drift off initially, however it is definitely not a sleep aid. Alcoholic drinks play havoc with your sleeping pattern during the night, often disturbing your slumber due to dehydration. So, to make the very most of National Sleep In Day stick to soft drinks the night before.

    From all of us at Memory Foam Warehouse, happy National Sleep In Day!

  • #Wakeupcall for UNICEF's Emergency Syria Fund!

    People across the world are uploading their #wakeupcall selfies to Twitter and Facebook to raise money for UNICEF's Emergency Syria Fund.

    Stars including Jemima Khan, Jeremy Clarkson and Stephen Fry have joined the movement, sharing snaps of their sleepy morning faces on social media sites with the caption #wakeupcall.

    The devastating Syrian conflict, which has been raging on for three years now, has left 6.5 million children orphaned, injured and mentally scarred. This year UNICEF has already vaccinated over 2.8 million Syrian children against polio, whilst also offering psychological support. However, there are still millions of affected children who need to be helped.

    It is hoped that the #wakeupcall craze will raise both funds and awareness for the Syrian children, therefore allowing UNICEF to expand their work.

    To get involved, have your phone at the ready when you wake up tomorrow morning. Upload your #wakeupcall selfie, donate to the emergency appeal at  www.wakeupcall.org.uk and encourage your friends and family to do the same!

  • The National Mattress Scam

    How would you feel if you found out that your newly purchased mattress had actually been dragged out of a skip?

    Well, for a shocking number of people in the U.K. this nightmarish situation is a reality. Hundreds, if not thousands, of consumers are being conned every week by rogue traders selling used mattresses out of the back of their vans.

    Last week Jeremy Vine highlighted the national scale of the scam on his BBC Radio 2 radio show, with listeners calling in from across the country to share their experiences of fraudulent salesmen. Thousands of households have been left out of pocket with nothing but a broken, smelly or damaged mattress to show for it.

    Perhaps even more disturbing, however, are the counterfeit mattresses which appear undamaged to the consumer. It is impossible to see what is lurking under the surface of a pre-used mattress without opening it up, but we can tell you that it's not pleasant ....

    Hygiene
    Plastic packaging and a clean mattress cover may seem like a good indication of what is inside your mattress - but don't be fooled by these tricks of the trade. Not only will a pre-used mattress contain the moisture and sweat of it's previous owner, but during its time in the trash a counterfeit mattress is likely to have collected dirt, mould, insects and their eggs, and even animal urine.

    Flammability
    The thought of sleeping on an unhygienic mattress is certainly enough to send shivers down your spine, however this is not the only issue with pre-used mattresses ... or the most dangerous. Many of the old mattresses which are being sold on do not meet current national flammability regulations, therefore a pre-used product could be putting your life at risk.

    The number of U.K. households using potentially flammable mattresses is so worrying that the issue has been raised in Parliament. Thankfully, the National Bed Federation (NBF) has taken action to stop the work of the dodgy dealers. Earlier this year the NBF introduced a new mark of approval, pictured above, to allow customers to sleep peacefully, safe in the knowledge that their mattress has passed the most up to date national flammability, health, hygiene and trade description regulations.

    For Memory Foam Warehouse the health and safety of our customers is more than a priority - it's a necessity. All of our memory foam mattresses have been rigorously tested and approved by the NBF, so if you are on the hunt for a good night's sleep at an affordable price, you need look no further!

  • #SleepSelfie Twitter Competition


    1) These terms and conditions apply to the Memory Foam Warehouse Sleepy Selfie competition ("the competition") run by Memory Foam Warehouse ("the company"), and by entering themselves into the competition, entrants will be deemed to have read and accepted these terms and agree to be bound by them. Those who do not agree will not be entered into the competition.

    2) The objective of the competition is for entrants to submit a photo of themselves looking sleepy to be uploaded to Memory Foam Warehouse’s website and shared with Memory Foam Warehouse on Twitter. The winning photo will be voted for by the public and the winner will receive a spa experience for two people.

    3) The company: Memory Foam Warehouse, Chantry Bridge, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5DL

    4) The blogger must confirm their participation in the competition by 05/09/2014, ("the closing date"). The winner will be announced the week commencing 08/09/2014.

    5) This competition is open only to residents of the UK aged 18 years or over. Employees of the company, their families or anyone else associated with this competition or its operation are not allowed to apply.

    6) All information detailing how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions. It is a condition of entry that all rules are accepted as final and that the entrant abides by these rules. The decision of the company is final, and no correspondence will be entered into after the decision. Submission of an entry will be taken as acceptance of these terms and conditions.

    7) To enter, you must:
    i) Submit a photograph of yourself looking sleepy through the Memory Foam Warehouse website and enter your email address.
    OR
    ii). Share the photo on Twitter using @MemoryFoamWH and the hashtag #SleepySelfie
    The winning entry will be determined by the public in a vote, and the winning entrant will be contacted in the week commencing 08/09/2014 via email if they entered through the competition page, or via Twitter if they entered on Twitter.
    The final decision is binding and no correspondence will be entered into. The company reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of entries and entrants and to disqualify anyone who submits an entry that is in breach of the rules, or those that do not comply with content restrictions (defined below).

    8) CONTENT RESTRICTIONS: Entrants must not include any of the following content in any entry:
    i) pornography, adult-oriented content or any other sexually-explicit material;
    ii) explicit language or content, images of violence, or promotion of illegal activities;
    iii) content which infringes intellectual property rights or laws;
    iv) content which is defamatory or maliciously false;
    v) content which brings or is likely to bring the company, its website or Memory Foam Warehouse into disrepute;
    vi) material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or any other basis;
    vii) content owned by any party other than the entrant or the company (e.g. recorded music; pre-produced video, etc.);
    viii) material that is unlawful, or which may constitute a criminal offence including (without limitation) the Communications Act 2003, Malicious Communications Act 1988 or any other legislation in force during the competition.

    Any entry which does not comply with these content restrictions, in the sole discretion of the company, will be disqualified from the competition.

    9) By entering the competition and submitting an entry, every entrant:
    (a) confirms that his/her entry is an original copyright work (as defined by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988) and that he/she owns all right, title and interest in the entry or has all necessary rights and authorisations to submit it and the express permission of all individuals, content and materials embodied or featured in the entry to submit it for possible use as provided for in these terms (and will procure that any individual featured will enter into an appropriate image release where necessary);
    (b) agrees that his/her entry does not otherwise violate Memory Foam Warehouse’s Terms of Use or infringe the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity;
    (c) grants to the company the perpetual and unlimited right and license to use, license, edit, modify, duplicate and/or create derivative works from the winning entries throughout the world and in perpetuity, including, but not limited to, the right for the promoter to publish, display, broadcast, distribute, reproduce, perform, create derivative works from and otherwise use the entry via the internet or any other interactive media, on television, in print and/or any other media currently existing and hereafter developed and without limitation and without further payment or compensation to the entrant following the delivery of the prize, or his/her heirs and successors,
    (i) on its own or as part of any audio-visual or other production;
    (ii) to advertise any of Memory Foam Warehouse’s products;
    (iii) for any other purpose whatsoever.
    (d) Any works showcased on the site as winners will nonetheless be credited to those who submit them, highlighting their ability to produce winning entries or any that will be shortlisted in a "runners-up" collection, the size of which is at the company's discretion.

    10) Entrants agree that the company will be entitled to edit entries as it deems fit in accordance with current advertising regulations and will not be obliged to make any use of any part or all of a entry.

    11) Entrants are solely responsible for Internet connectivity, software and/or hardware that may be required in order to create and/or submit any entry.

    12) All entries must be received by the closing date.

    13) Only one entry per person. No purchase necessary. Late, illegible, incomplete or corrupt entries will not be accepted. No responsibility can be accepted for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties.

    14) The prize consists of a Deep Sleep Spa Package for two from Hand Picked Hotels. This includes a full body and scalp massage with hot stones and a fully body wrap. The prize is redeemable from Friday to Sunday. Receipt of the prize will be arranged upon the organisers of the competition contacting the winner, which will be by either email or post. Please note that any other incidental charges should be settled by the winner upon departure from the spa. Bookings will be subject to availability and are non-transferable. No cash alternative.

    15) The company reserves the right to substitute the prize (or any portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value at its sole and absolute discretion. The winners are fully responsible for any and all applicable taxes in respect of the prize (including, where appropriate, import duty). All costs and expenses associated with receipt of the prize and any use not specified in these Terms and Conditions as being provided including, but not limited to, any and all expenses incurred by accepting the prize, are the sole responsibility of the winners.

    16) By entering into the competition, the winners agree to participate in publicity following the competition, should it be required. This may include use of their name and image in online and offline publicity, communications, and in any other media worldwide without any fee being paid.

    17) For the names of the winners, please send an SAE to Epiphany Solutions, Memory Foam Warehouse Sleepy Selfie Competition, The Small Mill, Chadwick Street, Leeds, LS10 1LJ within four weeks of the closing date.

    18) Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the company and accordingly the company may at its absolute discretion vary, amend or cancel the competition without notice (in particular if it or the website on which the competition is operated is affected by any denial-of-service attacks, viruses, hacking or any other technologically-harmful material or act) and the entrant agrees that no liability will attach to the company as a result thereof.

    19) To the extent permitted by law, the company and its agents and representatives hereby expressly exclude any liability whether in contract, tort, criminal law, breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any direct, indirect or consequential loss, damage, injury or disappointment (including without limitation any pure economic loss) suffered or incurred by any entrant, winner or any third party whether foreseeable or not in connection with:
    (a) any act or omission of the company in developing, planning and administering the competition;
    (b) any entry or attempted entry into the competition.

    20) The company will not be liable for any inability of any person to enter the competition because of any unavailability of such page, failures in computer systems or networks, other malfunctions, or for any other reason.

    21) The company will not be liable for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP) or lines, computer systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any damage to the entrant's or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials relating to this competition.

    22) All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute or common law are expressly excluded from these Terms.

    23) Nothing in these Terms will exclude or limit the company's liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

    24) Entrants agree that by entering the competition their personal details may be stored and otherwise processed by the company for the purposes of administering the competition and for the marketing and sending of other special offers where you have consented to receive the same.

    25) If you have a comment, query or complaint about these terms or the promotion, please contact Memory Foam Warehouse Sleepy Selfie Competition, Chantry Bridge, Wakefield
    West Yorkshire, WF1 5DL

    26) The company may refuse to provide the prize in the event that an entrant fails to satisfy the eligibility requirements under these terms in clauses 5 and 7 above, or has committed or is alleged to have committed any act of fraud or dishonesty, or is in breach of any of these terms.

    27) In the event of any dispute regarding these terms, conduct, results and all other matters relating to the competition, the decision of the company will be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.

    28) If any provision of these terms (or part of any provision) is found by any court or other competent authority to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions will remain in force. If any invalid, unenforceable or illegal provision would be valid, enforceable and legal if some part of it were deleted, the provision will apply with whatever modification is necessary to give effect to the commercial intention of the parties.

    29) No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under these terms or by law or any abandonment of any such right or remedy will constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy, nor will it preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy. No single or partial exercise of such right or remedy will preclude or restrict the further exercise of that or any other right or remedy.

    30) These terms and any non-contractual obligations arising out of or in connection with them will be governed and construed in accordance with English law. The courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or matter of difference which may arise out of or in connection with these terms.

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