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February 26th is ‘National Tell a Fairy-Tale Day’ – but does getting a good night’s sleep feel like an Old Wives’ tale to you? On the whole in fairy-tales, princesses often tend to sleep very well (if not a little too well!) – except of course the in the story of the Princess and the Pea written by Hans Christian Andersen. Pictured is the 1911 Illustration by Edmund Dulac.

The Princess and the Pea is a tale about a prince who is having problems finding a princess to marry. In the story a young woman seeks shelter in the prince's castle. She claims she is a princess. To test her credentials, the prince's mother places a pea in the bed that she will sleep in. It is a truly regal bed with 20 mattresses and 20 feather-beds. After a sleepless night, the girl complains that she had been kept awake by something hard in the bed. This brings great joy to the prince as only a real princess would have the sensitivity to feel a pea through so much bedding........and they lived happily ever after. You get the idea.

If you feel like the princess (or prince) with the pea under their mattress, then it may be time for you to look for a new one!

Trouble sleeping?

So many things are now being attributed to the rise of insomnia – diet and lifestyle choices, water intake, exercise and stress have all been cited as factors. But are we really paying enough attention to what we are actually sleeping on and in? Let us to be the guide and one-stop shop for your perfect night’s sleep, allowing you to sleep like, well, Sleeping Beauty!

Sleep is such a personal thing. A ‘comfy bed’ constitutes something different for each individual person. Some like a firm, supportive mattress – others would find this too hard and prefer a pillow soft variety. There are now so many different styles and varieties of mattresses and beds to choose from. At Big Brand Beds we also stock adjustable beds which give the ultimate in ease and comfort at the touch of a button.

It’s not just about the mattress; your fairy tale ending needs some finishing touches!

Finding the perfect bed, however, doesn’t stop with the mattress though. Finding the perfect pillow and a suitable duvet is also fundamental for a restful night’s sleep. Some people can only sleep on two pillows – for others that would be unthinkable! From synthetic and memory foam pillows to those containing feathers and natural fibres, you’re sure to find your perfect pillow with us. We also stock a wide range of duvets with different fillings and tog ratings.

Start sleeping better with our help

These aren’t the only factors that contribute to a wonderful night’s sleep. Just like a prince or princess, indulging in cosy, tactile bedding, and perhaps a pillow spray or room fragrance can make all the difference! Browse our extensive range of bedding for something beautiful and comfortable which satisfies all the senses.

Although we can’t promise the elves will have done the tidying up overnight this fairy tale day, we can promise you’ll sleep in a bed that can guarantee you a very good night’s sleep, and leave you with that “happily ever after” feeling.

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