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The Six Essential Features of Premium Sleep

What should you look for when investing in a mattress? As bedmakers with over 120 years’ experience, we believe it comes down to these essentials, which create the ideal conditions for healthy, restorative sleep. What we at A.H. Beard call Premium Sleep.

Look for these before you invest in a mattress.


Don’t be disturbed

If your partner’s tossing, turning or twitching interrupts your sleep, a body-conforming comfort and support system is essential for absorbing and isolating their movements.


Temperature regulating

If you are a hot sleeper, temperature regulating fabrics, fibres and components are essential for dispersing heat from your body for a cooler, more comfortable night’s rest.


Adaptive support

If good posture is a priority for you, an adaptive support system is essential for maintaining healthy spinal alignment – no matter how your body changes over the years.


Pressure relieving comfort

If aches, pains or pins and needles keep you awake, high quality comfort components are essential for relieving your pressure points and easing you to sleep.


Breathe easy

If you are affected by allergies or respiratory issues, it’s essential every component in your mattress provides long-term protection from bacteria, mould, dust mites and their allergens.


It feels right for you

If you have trouble getting to sleep, a key essential is that it feels right, with soft to touch fabrics and comfort components that create a luxurious first impression.

The Science of Premium Sleep

Sleep expert, Dr Carmel Harrington, explains the science of sleep, the physical and mental benefits of premium sleep, and how we can each achieve it.

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The Personal Nature of Sleep Wellness

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How Sleep Affects Physical & Mental Wellbeing

What positive impacts does good quality sleep have on our mental and physical wellbeing?
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The Stages of Sleep

What happens to our mind and our body during the stages of sleep? How does sleep create optimal performance?
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The Impact of COVID on Sleep

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Sleep - Australia’s New Health Crisis

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Dr Carmel Harrington has been working in the world of sleep for nearly 20 years. A former lawyer and educator, she has a PHD in Sleep Medicine from Sydney University and consults with companies and educational institutions on sleep health.

Dr. Carmel Harrington

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“Sleep directly impacts how we look, feel, and perform and it can have a major impact on our overall quality of life. It is the superpower we need to reach our goals and ultimately live our best life.”

Rachel Beard

Sleep Wellness Manager

This is by far the best mattress I have ever slept on. It was recommended to me by my sister as sleeping on this bed really helped with her back pain. And I can say that it has helped me immensely with my back issues. It is very comfortable and supportive.

Highly recommend this mattress


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Multiple purchases have been made, for both family and our rental property. A good night’s sleep is such a basic requirement for health and happiness. A good quality mattress is the foundation.

We will continue to be proud to buy Australian. Well made and THE BEST.


Sydney, via

The last bed we had for 12 years – a queen size A.H. Beard was great so we upgraded to a king size and are very happy with the Grand Harmony plush – great that they are made in Australia.


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