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How To Deal With Jet Lag This Summer

How To Avoid Jet Lag This Summer

The term jet lag commonly refers to the feeling you get after you travel abroad on holiday but is much more common with long distance flights or if you fly in the early hours of the morning. When you visit a country that is in a different time zone your circadian rhythm – your body’s natural 24 hour clock – is thrown off balance as the time in your new destination is different to what you’re used to. This is what is referred to as jet lag. We can’t completely prevent this from happening as it is our body’s natural rhythm; however, there are several things you can do before, during and after your flight to help you adjust as quickly as possible. Continue reading

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Duvets: Tog Densities Explained

Duvets - Our Bedding Range - Get Laid Beds

Most of us will have bought duvets (and matching pillows) in our lifetimes. Yes, we do take care looking at the fibre content, quality and ‘washability’ of the duvets and pillows. But how many of us have seen the tog rating and known what it actually means for us individually?
A tog rating refers to the thermal density of a duvet or other fabric and what’s in the duvet can dramatically affect the tog rating. Different fibres have different levels of warmth when it comes to sandwiching warm air between their layers. Natural fibres like cotton, down and wool tend to be much more effective at trapping warm air. These materials need much less than a synthetic counterpart to trap the same amount of heat, meaning that natural material duvets can appear much lighter. However, they will have the same tog rating as a heavier synthetic duvet. An increasing amount of people have allergies to natural fibres, so often synthetic-filled duvets are a better choice for them. Continue reading

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Our Range Of Bedding – Perfectly Complimenting Our Wooden Bed Frames

Our Range Of Bedding - Pillows - Get Laid Beds

Here at Get Laid Beds we love to offer the full package with our handmade wooden bed frames, luxurious mattresses and our recently launched bedding range to cater for everybody. We have a wide range of duvet types to help to provide all of our customers with a choice suitable for their requirements which are available in different togs, making it easy to buy a duvet no matter the season. Our most affordable duvets are our Hollowfibre duvets which are one of the most popular choices for fillings today. Hollowfibre fillings are a great alternative to natural duvets as the fillings trap air more effectively than many other fibres which helps to keep the mattress warm yet breathable. These soft fluffy fibres are also hypoallergenic, making a Hollowfibre duvet an ideal choice for those who suffer with allergies. We also have goose feather and down duvets which provide a lightweight bur warming feel and with a special boxed construction you can be assured that the fillings don’t move around too much within the duvet allowing an even warmth. Only the finest natural fillings are including in our goose feather and down duvets and are ideal for a pure and soft luxury feel. For the utmost in luxury we have our Hungarian Goose Down duvet cover which is super soft and is encased within a 100% fine cotton cover for an extra luxurious feel. These all natural fillings create an ideal sleeping environment ensuring that you stay warm and comfortable for the entire night. Continue reading

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Curved Corner Legs – For Perfectly Contoured Bed Frames

Oxford Bed Frame - With Curved Corner Legs - Handmade by Get Laid Beds

At Get Laid Beds, we specialise in the manufacturing of handmade solid wooden bed frames that are built to stand the test of time and with this, we love to further develop our products and add new and exciting things for our customers to enjoy. This is why we have the addition of our ‘curved corner leg’ option on almost all of our bed frames!

The curved corner leg option was designed with our customers in mind and has proven to be a very popular addition to our bed frames. The leg posts instead of having a ninety degree angle are rounded off and offers the well named ‘curved corner’. Customers have chosen this option for many different reasons whether this be for the aesthetic value or for added practicality within the chosen bed room. Many parents have chosen the curved corner leg option for use within their child’s room to ensure less danger of injury whilst they are playing. Others have chosen this with our Space Saver Bed Frames as due to the construction of these bed frames, the mattress sits flush on top of the frame and therefore the curved corner leg option follows the contour of the mattress giving an overall more rounded finish to the bed frame and adding a softer feel to the room, especially if you are looking to save space. We find that our Low Oriental (Space Saver) is the most popular choice with our curved corner leg option in the Space Saver range. Continue reading

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10 Reasons Why a “Wooden” Bed Frame Is The Best Choice!

The London Bed - Handmade Wooden Beds by Get Laid Beds

Your bed, that place we all enjoy being in so much, features heavily in the centre of your home and considering you spend a 1/3 of your life in bed, it is vital that you pick something that you love first and foremost.  However, when you consider the advantages of choosing a Wooden Bed Frame, you may think twice about what you buy next time.

A Wooden Bed can add style, elegance and character to your bedroom due to their distinctive appearance, however, their are many other benefits that you might not have considered until now.  All of which are important when choosing the most important piece of furniture in the house.

1. Choice

Wooden bed frames come in many different styles varying from the sophisticated, antique to the traditional and contemporary.  But the biggest benefit in choice is down to the colour and finish of the wood.   Not only is there the type of wood to choose from, between the softwood’s and hardwood’s, but also the colour and finish applied to the that of the wood itself.

Often a pine (Softwood) bed frame construction will be stained to show off the natural timber grain, or alternatively a solid colour can be applied for a completely different appearance such as a modern white or matt black.  Choosing a hardwood bed finish allows for a richer appearance, with the oak, cherry or walnut as examples providing a natural attractive deep oscillating grain which can also be matched against other furniture you may have in the bedroom.

2. Strength

Wooden bed frames can often come with a long guarantee due to the robustness of the construction.  The strength and long lasting nature of the structure and method of construction allow for a wooden bed frame to last indefinitely.  Especially those that utilise ‘mortise and tenon’ joints which provide an exceptionally strong joint at the often weakest point, being where the side rail connects to the leg.  Get Laid Beds provide an 11 year guarantee on all beds to prove this.

3. Practical

A benefit of being flat packed when delivered, allows that you can move the bed into any room of your house with ease, especially for those who have loft spaces.  This would have proved impossible with a bulky divan base. It’s also easy to move with you when you change house.  A slatted bed base also increases ventilation and airflow underneath your mattress keeping a fresh and hygienic sleeping environment.

4. Environmentally Friendly

Wood is the most widely available renewable source on earth.  Growing in abundance, forests provide an endless source of timber that when sustainably harvested will continue on forever.  Most pine imported to the UK is usually FSC or PEFC certified to ensure it’s from sustainable sources which are re-planted when harvested.  But if you’re not sure, you should always check.

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Flat Packed Wooden Bed Frames – Easy to Assemble & Convenient

Handmade Wooden Bed Frames by Get Laid Beds - Flat Packed For Your Convenience

At Get Laid Beds all of our wooden bed frames are designed and manufactured within our workshop in Leicestershire by experienced bed-makers and each one arrives to your door flat packed. They are all expertly handcrafted and built-to-order, ensuring each bed is made with the customer in mind. Manufacturing our wooden bed frames in this bespoke way enables us to customise each bed and tailor it the customer’s exact requirements. Whether you would like an extra headboard, a lower or higher bed frame, a longer bed frame or any combination of amendments – we can alter the frame to suit your intended purpose and needs all for a small minimal fee. Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Brazil

World Cup 2014: Brazil

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is the 20th World Cup – the largest international men’s football tournament. This year, this is currently taking place in Brazil and it was the incredible opening ceremony yesterday, the 12th June. This is the second time that Brazil has hosted the competition – the last one being held in 1950. A total of 64 matches will be played across 12 cities in Brazil in new or redeveloped stadiums. Continue reading

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Low Bed Frames: The Stylish Bedroom Option

Low Oriental Bed Space Saver - Low Bed Frames - Handmade by Get Laid Beds

Loft conversions are an excellent choice to expand the space in your home but it can sometimes be difficult to find a bed to fit in the often awkward spaces and low ceilings that attics can offer. This is why we came up with our range of Low Bed Frames – these bed options enable you to fit a full sized bed in any space available and we have many different designs for you to choose from. We find that our Low Loft Bed and Low Platform Bed are two of our most popular choices to fit into an attic as neither of them feature a headboard yet still offer a wonderful finishing design. Continue reading

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World Environment Day 2014: Raise Your Voice, Not The Sea Level


World Environment Day 2014

World Environment Day (WED) is observed every year on June 5th to raise global awareness environmental concerns. Activities like street rallies, parades, concerts, tree planting, clean up campaigns etc are organised to highlight a particular theme each year which is hosted in a different city each time. The theme for World Environment Day 2014 is ‘Raise Your Voice, Not The Sea Level’ which throws the spotlight on how small islands are being affected by global warming and the rising sea levels. It is no surprise to see that our climate change has changed over the years. Factors like food wastage/rubbish, growing population, industrialisation and urbanisation have contributed to raising global warming to much higher levels. Because food waste and rubbish creates such a large portion of this issue, we have highlighted small things that you can do to help protect the beautiful nature that we have on this planet that we are so fortunate to be able to exist on. Continue reading

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