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Mattress Density and Foam Rubber

Let’s avoid technical bamboozling. Mattress density means how tightly the stuff that makes up your mattress is compacted. So, mattress density is the density of the mattress matter. This is not the same as the ‘hardness’, although they are related. Density simply refers to the quantity of material occupying a space. For example, think of…

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The benefits of double-sided mattresses

Two-sided or double-sided mattresses have distinct advantages over one-sided mattresses. But are less common than they used to be. So let’s take a look at why double-sided mattresses are a great (and probably the only) example of when being two-faced is actually a good thing. It’s all about making a good impression, having the ability…

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Bonnell Springs, a Mattress destination

Bonnell Springs. Sounds like a holiday destination, or somewhere nice to live. Well, that’s actually accurate if you take a trip to the inside of your mattress. Now, you may not really be going on a holiday today. But if you lie down on your BedGuard mattress, and relish in its luxurious comfort, listen to…

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Damask ticking, more than a cover story

Ever wondered what mattress ticking is? Rest assured, mattress ticking does not refer to a mattress with ticks! Ticking basically means covering, and refers to the material used to cover mattresses, or upholstered furniture. So, mattress ticking is the fabric that covers the mattress, and keeps the mattress from falling apart. Mattress ticking is part…

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What is a hypoallergenic mattress?

A hypoallergenic mattress is a mattress that is less likely to cause an allergic reaction. The word hypoallergenic basically means, things that are less likely than others, to cause an allergic reaction. This can refer to animals, or it can refer to products, such as cosmetics and mattresses. The hypo part means “less than normally”,…

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Carering for incontinent family members

Incontinence can happen at any stage of life. It may be short term or long term, mild or severe. And sometimes you need a little or a lot of help to deal with it. Carers sometimes have this responsibility, and being people too, may also need help. Caring for someone that is incontinent is a…

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Dust mites! The little mite with a big appetite!

Horrible beasties, creepy critters, pukey pests, sick bugs. Whatever you call them – dust mites, bed mites, house mites – these microscopic monsters can make us sick! But what do these little louts look like? What do they eat? And what do they do? Does it really matter? If they’re so tiny, how much harm…

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Get your doona protectors right!

Doona by day, doona by night. Get your doona protector right! Hmm . . . doona protectors. The word doona is funny. It just is, cute. But your favourite doona works seriously hard, day and night, in sickness and in health. Protecting you from the cold and the dark, the scary movie on TV, and…

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Getting to the Bottom of Bariatric Mattresses

Bariatric mattresses are no joke Knock-knock who’s there? Barry Atric. Oh, Bariatric, Matt Ress said. It’s no joke. Some people need extra heavy-duty support when it comes their mattress. And a bariatric mattress helps provide that support. But what is a bariatric mattress? And what does bariatric mean? Isn’t it a medical thing? What’s it…

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A pillow protector protects more than just your pillows

Don’t under-estimate the level of protection that a quality pillow protector covers, friendships included. Ever stayed overnight at a friend’s place and had to change the pillowcase, only to discover a disgusting stained yellow pillow underneath? Yuk, it’s revolting to say the least. You’re actually shocked, but can’t say anything because that might come across…

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