Fun Facts about beds.

Fun Facts about beds.

Fun Facts about beds.

Fun Facts about beds.

It is said we spend 1/3 of our lives in our bed. It is the first place you wake up in the morning and the last place you lie before you go to sleep, our comfort space where we watch TV, read and go to sleep, but have you got into bed and your brain goes over drive thinking the most bizarre and random thoughts?

Well these fun facts may just blow your mind even more.


The most expensive bed in the world –

Did you know the world’s most expensive bed in 2020 was priced around 400,000, and it has a waiting list, there was no 7 day express FREE delivery there?! The mattress itself was all handmade and took over 600 hours to assemble and hand stitch.  Thankfully I think we would have something a bit less expensive to suit your budget and needs and no waiting list required, straight to your door with a cash on delivery option, but I mean if you want to go for the €400,000 one instead, we won’t stop you!


When was the first bed invented?

The oldest known mattress is in the world is from 77,000 years ago. The bed was around 12’’ thick and 22square feet to hold the whole family, it was made up with fillings of plant materials. Before that, Egyptians were known for their amazing inventions and they invented a raised bed made of plain wood or covered in gold and jewels depending on if you were rich or poor, the raised beds prevented creepy crawlies walking over them during the night.  

Our DFI mattresses are Irish made, have a variety of different fillings, we use pocket springs, memory foam, open coil and gel, and you don’t have to worry about creepy crawlies on the floor with our 14 ‘’ Divan sets. We have got you sorted. 


‘My pillow is as hard as a rock’–

Did you know the saying ‘my pillow is as hard as a rock’ came from around 7000 BC, Ancient Egyptians would use stones as a pillow to prop their necks up. Lucky for you, we don’t have that problem. Check out our Luxury Aine Ryan Pillows, only €20 with any order placed on our website. We will never hear that saying come out of your mouth with our DFI pillows!

How long do we spend in bed?

The average person spends around 26 years sleeping in their life, that equals to 9,490 days or 227,760 hours, so why not make sure you have invested in the right bed!

We have our products in stock ready to go, our mattress depths start from 9’’ all the way up to 14’’, and you won’t be disappointed with our range!


Mattresses can double weight in 8 years –

Warning this will make your skin crawl!

Your mattress can double its weight in 8 years? How you ask? It is a result of being filled with dead dust mites and their detritus. (Goosebumps)

 One of the many ways to protect your mattress from this happening, is by using a mattress protector and we have just the perfect one for you. 

It is recommended you change your mattress every 8 years for this reason and we always have a discount count for our loyal returning customers too, DFI is always about looking out for our customers.


It is illegal to order a bed on a Sunday in Washington –

Pay day has come, you have had that perfect bed in mind, you go to check out and buy it on a Sunday and oops you remember you are breaking the law.

 No not at DFI, but in Washington DC. An old law states, it is illegal to buy a mattress or sell a mattresses on a Sunday. Thankfully we are here every day to help you get what you want, even on Sunday our sales team are here from 9am – 10pm every day!!

(Even though we secretly wish we could have a sneaky Sunday off too, maybe the Americans are that bit better, hint hint bossman!)

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