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Your guide to caring for your mattress

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Top tips on mattress care and maintenance A good mattress should last you well over a decade with proper care. At the Sleep Republic, all our mattresses come with a 12-year warranty.  We make high quality pocket spring mattresses, that will stand the test of time. With over 20 years in the business, we’ve learned how to …

Advantages of Co-Sleeping With Your Baby

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Co-sleeping with baby: what you need to know When parents sleep in the same beds as their babies, it’s called co-sleeping. It’s the way humans have naturally raised their children for thousands of years, and it’s still common practice in many parts of the world. However, co-sleeping is less popular than it used to be. …

How to get to sleep faster

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Change your sleep patterns for the better Sleep deprivation is the worst.  It can affect our moods, our concentration, our energy levels and our physical health – did you know long-term sleep deficiency can increase your risk of heart disease and diabetes? Yet in a world filled with non-stop demands and distractions, it can be hard to …

For Sheet’s Sake – Why Your Bedding Could Be Impacting Your Sleep

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You’ve eliminated caffeine from your diet, put away your cell phone before bedtime and have a quality bed that promises a good night’s sleep. Despite this, you still spend the night tossing and turning – unable to nod off.   If this sounds familiar, don’t head off to your doctor for a prescribed sedative just …

Choosing The Best Mattress For Your Child

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Childhood is a period of tremendous growth, and everything your child does during this time helps them develop towards adulthood. Sleep is no different, which is why you should put plenty of thought and care into how your child will be sleeping once they’re ready to have a bed of their own.   Making the …

Nothing To Sniff At – How A Mattress Protector Can Help People With Allergies

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Living in a pet, pollen and dust filled world isn’t easy when you’re an allergy sufferer. The constant sneezing, watery eyes and heaving coughs aren’t particularly nice to deal with. You would think that your bed would be the safest place for you; wrong! Allergy sufferers can have problems sleeping due to the allergens lurking …

Why latex is so good in bed(s)!

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Why is Latex used so often in mattress construction? Latex is a great material functionally in mattresses because it has excellent rebound, softness and resilience characteristics. It is an excellent comfort layer, it feels good and rebounds and recovers really well from compression. It has the added advantage of being all or part natural (more …

How To Clean Your Mattress

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There is no delicate way of putting this, but us humans are ‘leaky’ creatures. The collective amount of fluid perspired and exhaled while in bed is mind blowing, and the cumulative weight of dried skin sloughed would weigh more than some airlines’ cabin allowance. Apologies, we hope you’re not reading this while eating! Prevention With …

A mattress in a box? Seriously?

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Yep. Better nights roll out from each Sleep Republic box. It starts with ordering your mattress online. Then, the box arrives at your doorstep the very same day (!), waiting for you to unravel the magic. Dreamy, isn’t it? Our happy customers think so. They love that getting their new mattress is fuss-free–no need to …

Why are mattresses always discounted?

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Everybody loves a bargain. No matter how much an item costs, if it’s discounted by a significant margin, consumers believe it’s a great deal and that they win by taking advantage of it. The psychology behind discounts Having a sale works by tapping into “discounts psychology”. It’s why consumers come out in droves to shop …

Back Pain? What a Pain! Here Are Some Scientifically Backed Solutions

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We dig deep to find the best type of mattress to help relieve back pain, according to science There are many causes of back pain and it is important for serious or chronic back pain that you see a qualified medical professional for treatment or advice. This article is not meant to replace professional medical …

Does the Mattress You Buy Really Help You Get a Good Night’s Sleep? And How do You Choose It?

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Yes, your mattress really does affect how well you sleep. Take a look the 2011 study published by Research Triangle International. The study tested several interesting hypotheses, and the findings were very revealing… Over a period of 4 years, 128 healthy people (no sleep problems to note) tested 7 mattresses of varying firmness from the …

Why You Should Never, Ever Engage in Unprotected Sleep

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We’re here today to teach you about using protection…mattress protection that is. “What exactly is a mattress protector?” you may ask. “What’s it used for?  Is it protecting me, or the mattress… or me from the mattress?” Let’s start with a fact: Humans are made up of about 60% water.  What does that mean for …

Making a Good Impression – No Sag Intended

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Sag and body impression – what’s what and and what’s acceptable? BODY IMPRESSION. If you’ve had your mattress for awhile you may notice some ‘dipping’ or body impression in the surface, usually there will be one or two distinct areas (or maybe even three if there’s a big spoilt dog around!). Unless a mattress is …