We all know the importance of a good night’s sleep, it helps us to feel fit, think sharply and generally gives us the appetite and enthusiasm to make the most of everyday living. And having the right mattress and bed frame goes a long way in helping to achieve this.

Somnus is a brand we at Barker and Stonehouse have stocked for many years due to the quality of product and proud tradition of developing exceptional craftsmanship skills, making Somnus one of the best bed manufacturers in the world.

These master bed makers have been in business since 1840 in the heart of Yorkshire, creating a wide range of luxury, hand-made beds. Here’s what goes into making their products so special:

Somnus Concordia Broadway 4050 Hand-made beds

Pain-staking processes of hand-sewing and side-stitching are just some of the traditional methods still in use today. Natural wool fillings are hand teased, a method that’s acknowledged as by far the best method of blending  fibres to create unique blends, that retain their breathable qualities and freshness; something vital for a healthy sleeping environment.

Natural materials

Yorkshire Dales eco wool – which is naturally resilient – has been developed on the Somnus Farm, establishing the company’s policy of using only the best materials, sourced locally wherever possible.

Hand teased horsehair is used for its inherent breath-ability and temperature control along with 100% pure Hemptex, that’s also produced on the farm. These are combined with luxurious Egyptian cotton, cashmere, mohair and silk for ultimate comfort.

The use of this range of materials gives each mattress the right blend of super-soft resilience and warmth – that’s vital for keeping us warm and comfy in the cooler night-time temperatures.

Innovative technology

The materials used are just half the story, it’s also the innovative advances in design and construction that create beds and mattress with ultimate comfort and durability.

The introduction of the unique Sensa iP intelligent pocket spring system was ground-breaking in its design. This multi-tiered spring system allows significantly more springs to be built into every bed in the Somnus Collections – with up to 19,000 springs in one mattress alone. By dissipating the sleeper’s weight across a greater number of springs, the end result is a more durable, lasting and comfortable mattress.

Bed Collections

At Barker and Stonehouse, we stock the Supremacy and Concorde Collections along with a wide selection of headboards. Here are a few of our favourites – that come in a choice of regular or firmer support.

Somnus Supremacy Ambassador 19000

To view the full selection of stylish Somnus beds, mattresses and headboards available at Barker and Stonehouse, visit the brand page.