When Leesa Sleep got in touch to ask if I would like to receive one of their mattresses in exchange for an honest review, I couldn’t have been more thrilled. Sleep it something that both Mr B and I struggle with. Me, I can fall asleep at the drop of a hat but I wake up every two hours, and Mr B just struggles to fall asleep full stop. So having read about the Leesa mattress we were both excited by the idea we might both finally get a decent night’s sleep.
But first of all, who are Leesa Sleep Ltd and how is their mattress different?
Well, Leesa Sleep is a mattress company with one goal: helping people get a better nights’s sleep. They started in the US and are also now in the UK, based in Manchester. They are also a company with a heart which really appeals to me. They having giving back ingrained in their DNA. For example for every ten mattresses they sell they donate one to charities that support the homeless or those seeking refuge from human trafficking or domestic abuse.
To date that equals 30,000 mattresses worldwide, including 30 charities in the UK.
Leesa also plant a tree for every mattress sold, partnering with Arbor Day Foundation to plant a million trees by 2025.
You can see why I liked them as soon as I heard about them can’t you?
So what of the mattress itself? Well it is a luxury mattress made up of three foam layers that adjust to your body to provide optimum support and comfort. The first layer of foam is called Avena and this is a 5cm top layer that allows a cooling airflow. The second layer memory foam layer delivers the body contouring and pressure relief you’ve come to expect from memory foam. And the third is a 15cm base foam layer that adds strength, durability and structure to support sleepers of all sizes, without feeling too firm.
They are only sold online and come vacuum packed, in a box, tightly rolled, direct to your door (you will still need a hand carrying it up the stairs though as they are heavy). There is also a 100 night risk free trial so if you buy one and find it’s not to your liking having tried it out you can get in touch with them.
It was suprisingly easy to get the mattress out and as soon as we undid what I can only describe as plastic swaddling, the mattress sprang to life. I had seen mattresses sold in this way when we were out furniture shopping years ago and I couldn’t get my head around the idea of buying a shrink wrapped mattress. Well my friend, let me tell you it’s genius. It makes it much easier to get them up the stairs and into a bedroom. It literally took us seconds, whereas getting the old one out and down the stairs was a complete faff.
Once on the bed we left it for an hour or two to ensure it was fully “inflated” (it isn’t inflated as it is three layers of foam but it’s either that word or puffed, you know what I mean) before making it up ready for bed that evening.
You know that feeling you get when you have put fresh sheets on to the bed, and you fall into it? Well it was like that only multiplied by ten. I have never slept on a foam mattress before, but I can honestly say it was quite possibly the best night’s sleep I have had in years. And have continued to have. I regularly ache in the morning, getting out of bed like a 95 year old woman making “aah” noises as my body uncurls itself and muscles groan from sleeping on a mattress that doesn’t really do much more than protect us from the slatted base of the bed frame.
Not anymore. I can honestly say that I no longer wake up with an ache in my lower back. Or my neck. And I am sleeping for longer and waking up refreshed. Things I had given up on ever experiencing again.
If you are looking to replace a mattress in the future, I would seriously suggest you look at getting a Leesa, they come in all sizes and are delivered to your door around 5 to 7 days later (each mattress is made to order).
What price an amazing night’s sleep? Well funny you should ask that, from £399 in actual fact. You can see all the mattresses and prices here: Leesa Sleep Mattresses
This post was created in collaboration with Leesa, who provided a Leesa Mattress for review. All views and opinions expressed are my own.
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