Sleep is essential for overall health, and wellbeing and allows the body to function at optimal levels.

It also plays an important role in the retention and consolidation of memories which is a key factor in the development of skills and improved performance.

We teamed up with Manchester United and MLLY Sleep Scientist and Global Ambassador, Dr Robin Thorpe to look at four key areas and demonstrate why sleep plays such a essential role in the recovery and performance to the Manchester United team.

  • Stages of Sleep
  • Repair and Regeneration
  • Learning and Perfecting Skills
  • Defence Against Attacks

Essential to a good night’s sleep is the perfect mattress which is why the players and coaching staff of Manchester United use MLILY’s range of mattresses. Focused on improving sleep quality, we undertake extensive research and testing to ensure our mattresses utilise the latest innovation and technologies to give you the best sleep possible.

We’re also giving you the chance to win a signed Bruno Fernandes shirt, scroll down to enter. Good luck!

The Importance of Sleep

Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw tell us why sleep plays such an important role
in their recovery and performance before, during and after high-intensity games.

Stages of Sleep

What are the stages of sleep and how do they impact our physical recovery?
Take a look as we demonstrate the science behind sleep.

You can learn more about the Stages of Sleep below

Stages of Sleep

Repair & Regeneration

Sleep is key to recovery and reducing the risk of injury.
We look at how sleep enables the body to repair itself and prepare Manchester United’s players to perform at their optimal level.

You can find out more about Repair & Regeneration below

Repair & Regenerartion

Learning and Perfecting Skills

Manchester United’s players train hard to learn new skills but how do they make it look so natural during a game? Find out how sleep helps play a crucial role in motor learning and consolidation of memory.

You can learn more about the Learning & Perfecting Skills below

Learning & Perfecting Skills



Crafted alongside the sleep scientists at ManchesterUnited, the Dream+ takes advantage of our most advanced sleep technology, combining two high-spec beds into one complete mattress. The top half is centred around our Comfort design, introducing elements of our Mlily Cooling Gel, Comfort MemoryFoam, and aerodynamic joint borders to create a cool, adaptable sleeping surface. The bottom half features our Support design, all fitted with our custom X Springs that help to ease muscle and joint pain, providing you with a healthier, more regenerative sleep.

Cool Comfort Gel

Memory Foam

Airtech Border

Pocket Springs

Removable Cover

Win a Signed Shirt

We're giving you the chance to win a Manchester United Home shirt signed by Bruno Fernandes, Simply enter below.

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