IS YOUR MATTRESS STOPPING YOU FROM HAVING A GOOD NIGHT'S SLEEP?
Did you know by the time you’re 75 you’ll have spent roughly 25 years of your life asleep?
I’m pretty sure having kids knocks the average down around (what feels like 10 but is probably more like) two years but when you consider how much of your time is spent in bed, it’s important to make sure your sleep is as comfortable as can be.
That means no screens (goodbye late-night Instagram stalking), caffeine, fatty food or exercise at least two hours before bed.
One of the best ways to get a good night’s rest is to sleep on a good mattress. But exactly what makes a mattress ‘good’? Is 10 minutes (and that’s pushing it) lying nervously on a bed in the department store enough?
The best way to know if a mattress is right for you is to try it out in the comfort of your bedroom and we did just that when Leesa Sleep sent us a mattress for review.
The Leesa Mattress was designed with one goal in mind: to help people get a better night’s sleep. And when there are potentially unwelcome visitors in the bed (no offence kids) we are all about getting as good a night’s sleep as possible!
What makes a Leesa Mattress different is the top layer of Avena foam - a responsive material that allows airflow through the mattress for a cooler night’s sleep, and provides enough bounce for freedom of movement but not so much bounce that the kids want to use it as a trampoline. The Leesa Mattress has a unique combination of three foam layers which adapt to the body of each sleeper, providing optimum support and comfort.
The Leesa Mattress arrives compressed and rolled into a box just over 100cm tall and when you first unbox it you could be forgiven for wondering how you’re going to sleep on this! After an hour, it’s risen to a normal size and is ready for your bed base. It’s quite firm at first and how it feels on day one is completely different to how it feels on day seven. If anything, 30 days in we can genuinely say it gets better with time. I’m not the only one who thinks so - the Leesa Mattress has Which? Best Buy and Men’s Health Lab Approval and over 11,000 5-star reviews.
There’s no rolling toward each other in the night, no dipping if your heavier sleep mate throws themselves on the bed. In the nicest possible way, The Leesa Mattress almost harks back to the glory days of when I slept on my own – it really is that comfortable. Whether you're a back, stomach or side sleeper, the Leesa Mattress will adapt to how you sleep.
With most things in life, you get what you pay and prices for The Leesa Mattress start at £450 for a UK single mattress.
Some people balk at the thought of spending £400+ on a mattress but will happily spend £1000+ on a sofa which is sat for a maximum of what, 3 hours a day and probably not every day. You’re on your mattress for (hopefully!) at least 6 to 8 hours a night; isn’t it worth being the most comfortable you can be?
We have partnered with Leesa Sleep to offer THE LONDON MOTHER readers an exclusive discount of £100 off the purchase of any Leesa mattress. Simply use the code IMTheLondonMother01 at checkout and the discount will be applied.
You can’t buy a Leesa Mattress in any shops – they operate exclusively online and offer a 100-night risk-free trial period so if the mattress isn’t working out for you at any point in the first 100 nights of receiving the mattress, all you have to do is get in touch with them and they’ll arrange for the mattress to be collected.
Any mattresses that are returned within the 100-day period will be donated to a local charity, or if one can’t be found will be recycled. Leesa plants a tree for every mattress sold to help offset their carbon footprint and has been awarded B-Corp status (an accreditation given to companies that redefine success in business by looking at the positive impact on people and on planet as well as on profit) for their sustainable, responsible business practices.
We’re pretty confident you won’t be returning your Leesa mattress though – give one a whirl and let us know how you find it by leaving a comment on our social pages.