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  • Tour de Yorkshire - Stage 3

    The dreamiest places to stay during the Tour de Yorkshire

    Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire starts in Wakefield; the home of sculpture. The route goes on to encounter 6 brutal climbs and ends with a sprint finish to Roundhay Park in Leeds. 

    Stage 3 on Sunday 3rd May will start in Wakefield and finish in Leeds - 167km

    8. The Woodman, Kirkburton
    The Woodman Inn is a picturesque country pub in Huddersfield with a beautiful selection of individually designed guest rooms. In addition to the charming atmosphere and locally sourced food, you're guaranteed a great night's sleep on their memory foam mattresses!

    9. 42 The Calls, Leeds

    42 The Calls, Leeds 42 The Calls

    This 4-star boutique hotel is situated on the riverside just a few minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Leeds city centre. In addition to their unique rooms and super comfy beds (which are HUGE!), 42 The Calls is worth a stay for their delicious breakfast! The 'legendary' breakfast is famous for its choice of 12 different types of sausage; the perfect start to the last day of the Tour!

    10. The New Ellington, Leeds
    After a few days on your feet, why not treat yourself to a night of luxury at The New Ellington? The New Ellington offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of Leeds city centre with their 34 uniquely decorated bedrooms. The hotel bar, The Gin Garden, offers a decadent surrounding to relax in and has an impressive 144 types of gin on the menu!

    Where will you be staying for the Tour? It's not long to go until the Tour de Yorkshire commences so make sure to book your stay soon! Memory Foam Warehouse would like to wish all the cyclists the best of luck and we look forward to cheering you on as you pass by our Wakefield headquarters!

  • Tour de Yorkshire - Stage 2

    The dreamiest places to stay during the Tour de Yorkshire

    Stage 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire starts in Selby and is described as ‘one for the sprinters’. The route takes riders through East Yorkshire ending in the beautiful city of York. 

    Stage 2 on Saturday 2nd May will start in Selby and finish in York - 174km

    5. Rudstone Walk, South Cave
    This 400 year old converted farm house really encapsulates the essence of the Yorkshire countryside. With beautiful views, delicious home cooked meals and a warm welcome, Rudstone Walk is the perfect place to unwind. Pets are also welcome so you can bring your furry Tour supporters!

    York cycle stop unique pod One of the pods at York Cycle Stop

    6. York Cycle Stop, York
    Perhaps you feel like getting back to nature with a night or two in a tent? Why not upgrade from the campsite and stay in a unique York Cycle Stop pod! The best friend of cyclists, each pod has a designated storage area for your bikes and is situated close to some of Yorkshire's best cycle routes, including the Way of the Roses. If the Tour de Yorkshire hasn't tired you out of course...

    7. The Grange Hotel, York
    The Grange Hotel in York promises to make your Tour de Yorkshire experience a luxurious one. The statement décor combines traditional and modern with a truly grand result. If you're lucky you might end up in one of the rooms with a stunning four poster bed! The food is also exceptional and The Brasserie is the perfect place to unwind for a spot of post-Tour relaxation.

    Check back soon for the dreamiest places to sleep along the Stage 3 route!

  • Tour de Yorkshire - Stage 1

    The dreamiest places to stay during the Tour de Yorkshire

    This May, the first ever Tour de Yorkshire will take place with routes winding through the breathtaking Yorkshire countryside; often proclaimed 'God's own county'. The cyclists will cover 320 miles over the course of 3 days, being treated to stunning views along the way. Whether you are cycling, spectating or fundraising, a great night's sleep is crucial to your daily performance and wellbeing. To help you out, Memory Foam Warehouse has been busy researching the dreamiest places to stay along the way. So here we go... the 10 best sleeps along the Tour de Yorkshire route starting with Stage 1:

    Stage 1 on Friday 1st May will start in Bridlington and finish in Scarborough - 174km

    Fourth Farm, Gransmoor Fourth Farm, Gransmoor

    1. Fourth Farm, Gransmoor nr. Bridlington
    Fourth Farm's idyllic setting is the perfect place to unwind after a hard day of cycling. These beautiful converted farm buildings have spacious rooms and sumptuous beds creating the perfect sleep environment! The cottages are a stone's throw away from the beaches of Filey and Bridlington too if you fancied a dip in the sea!

    2. Keld Head Farm Cottages, Pickering
    Whether you're craving a dip in the pool to unwind after a busy day on your feet or looking for a traditional pub lunch, the Keld Head Farm Cottages are an ideal place to relax and rest your head.

    3. Keldy Forest Cabins, Cropton
    Nestled deeply in a wooded valley, the Keldy Forest Cabins promise a truly peaceful night's sleep after the busy excitement of the Tour de Yorkshire. What better way to prepare for a dreamy slumber than jumping in the hot tub and relaxing in the sauna?

    4. The Russell Hotel, Scarborough
    Scarborough continues to be a firm family favourite set on the stunning Yorkshire coastline. The Russell Hotel combines the best of both worlds with lovely gardens and sea views; and it's just a short journey to the fun and games Scarborough has to offer.

    Scarborough Coastline The stunning Scarborough coastline

    We'll be releasing the best places to stay for a good night's sleep for Stage 2 shortly so please check back soon!

  • What to eat before bed for a great night’s sleep

    What to eat to guarantee a great night's sleep!

    There are many aspects of everyday life that can have an impact on the quality of our sleep. What you eat and drink, not just before dinner but throughout the day, can affect the way we sleep. Check out our tips below for a better night’s sleep tonight!

    We all know that ‘Breakfast’ means ‘breaking the fast’ and are always being told that it’s the most important meal of the day. But did you know your evening meal is also highly important? It’s imperative to eat enough at dinnertime to sustain your body throughout the night to allow you to fall in to a deep sleep. A hearty yet balanced and easy to digest meal is essential to avoid a fragmented sleep.

    great night's sleepTry to avoid foods rich in protein (meat, fish, cheese, nuts and lentils) later in the day as they tend to heighten alertness. Eat your protein at lunchtime instead and aim for complex carbohydrates such as brown rice or sweet potatoes for dinner along with dairy products which are also known to promote sleep. Try eating two to three hours before heading to bed to give your body chance to digest your evening meal.

    cup of herbal tea

    It sounds obvious but try to avoid caffeine before bed; if possible try to avoid it after noon or at least 5 hours before bedtime to guarantee a good night’s sleep. Instead, opt for herbal teas containing chamomile, lavender or valerian which are all plants known for their calming effects and can actually help aid sleep.

    We've all experienced the drowsy feeling and instantly falling asleep after a few glasses of wine. However, although alcohol can quickly send you to sleep, it does interfere with the quality of sleep later on. Sleep is lighter and interrupted with frequent waking through the night which won’t set you up for a good day!

    What do you eat to get a good night’s sleep? Are you a caffeine fiend or a herbal tea lover? Tell us what you think!

  • 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!

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