14 May 2019

I heard something the other day that nearly had me barfing in my bed! The radio announcer was saying that the average mattress will double its weight in 10 years as a result of being filled with dead dust mites and their waste. What a horror story to awake to.



Google research quickly – and thankfully – revealed this is an urban myth that has been circulating for many years. However, it did get me thinking of mattresses and my need to replace ours. I discovered that if you’re serious about getting dust mites and other allergens out of your room, there are plenty of hypoallergenic mattresses on the market. Apparently, memory foam mattresses (and pillows) and latex mattresses, for instance, are too dense to appeal to home-making dust mites. Good to know. I also discovered that ten years is actually the tail-end of most high-end mattresses’ life expectancies. And, even if your mattress hasn’t yet reached that ripe old age, you may want to purchase a new one if your body shape or health has changed substantially. How great it is then that Westgate Lifestyle is a shopping destination for all things bed related.

So, thanks to that radio announcer’s less than factual mattress message, this blog is bedroom related. It’s pretty impressive what’s out there in terms of mattresses to cater for differing needs and budgets. There are mattresses for baches and flats, ones that reduce partner disturbance and roll together, ones that assist in maintaining spinal alignment, and ones with wool in the quilt to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Who knew mattresses were that talented? And, of course, Westgate lifestyle stores include a whole heap of bedroom furniture and bedding options. There are plenty of snuggly blankets (including the duckdown options featured) to tempt too and I’ve included a lava lamp in the mix as I used to have them in my little boys’ rooms for them to fall to sleep to. Dreamy!



1.Memphis queen frame, $799, from Bedstop |2. Ardor high loft mattress topper, 1500gsm, from $113.90 to $155.90, from Bed Bath & Beyond |3. Rebel plus mattress (for baches and flats) from Sleepyhead, $449, from Bedpost |4.Solace duckdown blankets, from $114.90 to $149.90, from Bed Bath & Beyond |5. Chateau oak bedside table black $445, The Importer |6. Peekaboo single bunk bed frame, $1,027, from Harvey Norman |7.Tablefair lava lamp copper mood, $14.99, from Briscoes |8.Nautica tideway queen quilted coverlet, $120, from Briscoes |9.Siren throw, green, $99.99, from NOOD |10. Toronto single bed, $545, from Bedstop |11.Saffron rattan headboard, $495, from The Importer |12. Arco 3 drawer bedside table, $1,299, from Hunter Furniture.

Note: Prices mentioned, and availability of products featured are subject to change. If you love the look, we recommend you head in store to find out more.