Sleep is so important to us, so much so that we spend a third of our life doing it. It helps the body recover, it gives our brain a chance to switch off and it allows us to take a break from our hectic everyday lives, but even so, the average adult doesn’t get enough of it.
I’ll admit, I’m not the best sleeper: I love going to bed, getting cosy and attempting to switch off, but any little noise, or bit of sunlight and I’m awake again, which makes me a very restless person throughout the day… so when Leesa got in touch with me and stated that their goal is to help people get a better night’s sleep, I was all ears.
We’ve always had a mattress topper on our bed, which meant that it had probably been longer than I realised that we hadn’t had a new mattress. I was sceptical that it was all the mattress’ fault that I wasn’t getting the sleep quality I needed, but I was willing to give anything a go to stop me relying so much on caffeine throughout the day.
I knew a few other bloggers who had also been gifted a mattress and all gave glowing reviews, so I was really interested in trying the mattress out. The company sounded like none that I have come across before, and I loved the fact that the product came about as a solution to the problem of a bad’s night’s sleep.
Today I’ve written all about my honest opinion of the mattress, the company themselves and an exciting offer for my readers at the end.
Firstly, the experts behind the mattress all have experiences of being bad sleepers and decided to take matters into their own hands. As a traditional mattress wasn’t doing the trick, they decided to take out all of the springs and coils from inside and completely redesign what a mattress looked like, which is what we view as a Leesa mattress today.
The mattress has what Leesa calls the ‘Universal Adaptive Feel’ which means that the mattress adapts to your body, no matter how you sleep, which is perfect if you’re a couple sharing the bed. The mattress is made with three foam layers, which are carefully selected to provide core strength, memory foam pressure relief as well as regulating your temperature so you don’t overheat, which has been an absolute godsend in the UK’s recent heatwave.
As Leesa mattresses are only available online, they have a 100-day guarantee, where you can simply give the mattress back if you’re not happy with it and it is donated to a charitable cause, but I can’t image that would be the case. Leesa also donate a mattress to charity for every 10 that are sold, plant a tree for every one and support local communities which shows that they are interested in giving back through their success.
Because they only have the one showroom (a recent collaboration with West Elm, London), their prices are a lot lower than what you would find in a shop, but the quality is much better because of the attention to detail that’s gone into designing it through the founder’s personal experience: Mattresses bought from the West Elm store are also able to undertake the 100 nights, risk-free.
The mattress was dispatched and arrived really quickly, and when it came, it was vacuum-packed and delivered in a cardboard box. Once you’ve taken the outer plastic off, you lay it down on your bed frame and leave it for an hour so the foam can spring to life. The mattress is a light grey colour, with four horizontal white stripes across, and the blue Leesa label on the bottom.
When I first tried it out, I was a bit sceptical that I would like it because I’m used to such a squishy mattress and have been used to my topper for years now, and it was quite hard in comparison, but after a couple of nights getting used to it, I am completely converted.
The mattress itself is firm but moulds to your body shape, and because there are no springs inside it, you can really feel the benefit of it being made from foam because it supports you in all the right places. It also regulates to your body temperature by allowing airflow through the foam, meaning you don’t overheat whilst you sleep.
I would definitely say that my sleeping has improved over the month that we’ve had the mattress, and I’m waking up in the night a lot less now, meaning that my concentration levels have improved through the day, which is exactly what I was hoping would happen.
Because of my collaboration with Leesa, they have offered my readers a chance to get £100 off a Leesa mattress by following this link. They have all different sized ones, bed sheets to fit the mattress and have recently launched the Leesa pillow too.
If you’re worried you won’t like it, then you really have nothing to lose, as the 100-day trial will ensure that you get your money back and your mattress will go to a good cause.
I recently had my Nan to stay over after she had a recent fall and let her have our bed, and she said it was one of the best night’s sleep she had in ages and was much comfier than her bed at home – so if it’s good enough for her, then it’s definitely good enough for you (and good enough for Simba).
I really hope you enjoyed this post and I’ve inspired you to sleep better. Let me know if you buy one and what you think of it.
Have you tried a Leesa mattress? What did you think?
My mattress was gifted to me by Leesa in exchange for an honest review after over a month of trialling it. All views are my own – you need one, trust me!