Last Spring, we played changing rooms and swapped bedrooms with the boys, putting them up into our loft and Dan & I back into the master bedroom. It was possibly the best decision we have ever made (house wise). I adore our bedroom, painted in a soft grey with a white painted floor, it is calm and tranquil, a perfect place to rest at any time of the day.
One thing bothered me though, was our mattress. It was old, I can’t even begin to tell you how old it was or that I gave birth to Rufus on it! Yes, it was gross (not smelly thankfully), but it needed to go. One side of the mattress (Dan’s) had dipped into a cavernous hole, which, according to him, was the reason he snored so loudly. Hmmm.
So when the US foam mattress company Leesa got in touch asking if I would like to try a better nights sleep well I jumped at the chance. Leesa claim that if you are not sleeping better on a Leesa within 100 nights, they will donate your mattress and provide a full refund. I hope that Dan’s snoring would stop before the 100 nights!
Being environmentally aware, I was concerned about the impact that my new mattress would have on the environment and was pleased to discover that Leesa plant a tree for every mattress sold and also donate a mattress for every ten sold to charity, (recently donating 300 mattresses to the Bowery Mission, a homeless shelter in New York). Nice work Leesa!
So the day arrived, my Leesa mattress was delivered in a tall yet narrow cardboard box. Really? Was there really a mattress in there? Our last attempt at moving the old mattress in and out of the house resulted in swearing and broken picture frames as we navigated the lump around our small house, but this neat box was a breeze to carry up our narrow staircase and into the bedroom.
Unpacked, we discovered that the mattress was rolled up in plastic, easily we opened it and the mattress unfurled. As if by magic, it quickly formed into a king sized mattress. Techie bit: the mattress consists of a 12cm core support, 5cm contouring foam, 5cm cooling foam, covered in a soft removable cover. Firm, yet soft. The mattress has just the right amount of ‘give’ that you feel relaxed, but not ‘swallowed’ by your mattress.
The verdict well Dan still snores. I don’t think there will ever be a cure for that! But my sleep pattern has changed. I am finding I am waking before the alarm, bright and alert. Now that is truly magic! Even Obi the cat loves it!
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Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed. A UK lifestyle & travel blog
Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.