Hibernating ... my plans for winter

The Ordinary Lovely: Leesa mattress review

Since the beginning of the year, I've had a bit of a love/hate relationship with our bed. I love it so much that I even think about it on and off during the day wondering if I can sneak upstairs for a few minutes with my cup of tea to lean back on the soft pillows and tuck my toes under the warm blankets. And sometimes, I actually do just that! But then, come nightfall, just as my eyelids become heavy, more often that not, I hear the tiptoe of a tiny pair of feet ... sometimes two tiny pairs of feet ... along the hallway and I know that the next few hours will be spent with feet and arms on me, meeting demands for 'more cuddles' and attempting to manoeuvre myself in to a comfortable position between two little boys who like to sleep on my head. And so I wake up glaring at my bed feeling like I've not slept at all and with aching bones akin to someone twice my age. I. Am. Exhausted.

However, a couple of weeks ago, a relatively small box arrived at our door with a promise to reinvent my sleep experience. A box? The size of my five year old? Better sleep? Are you curious? I certainly was. And not wholly convinced, let me tell you. The box (and its contents) was from mattress manufacturer and retailer, Leesa. Founded in the US by Brit, David Wolfe, Leesa is new on the UK market but has a philosophy that will stand it in great stead ... a quality product, at a good price (prices start at £390 for a single mattress ... shipping is free), that you can try in your own home. And if you find that it's not for you, you can return it within 100 days. How's that for service and absolute confidence in the product? Personally, I don't think Leesa will be on the receiving end of many returns, though.

The Ordinary Lovely: Leesa mattress review

We have a super king-size bed. It's really big. And the mattress? The mattress arrived in that box. I remember when we moved in to our house just under two years ago and it took two burly removal men a fair amount of time and effort to get our old mattress up the stairs and around to our bedroom. But a Leesa super king-size mattress? Well, that was lifted up the stairs solely by my husband and in a matter of seconds. Quite the difference! Because I wasn't totally convinced about it fitting properly on our bed, I videoed it to share with you. It's incredible, really.

From a little box to a super king-size mattress in less than an hour! I love the dove grey cover and the white stripes. It has a sporty but elegant look and feel to it. I know you rarely get to see a mattress because you cover it in sheets and blankets but I love the finish. It's a sign of thoughtfulness and attention to detail. Something else that makes Leesa stand out from the crowd.

The Ordinary Lovely: Leesa mattress review
The Ordinary Lovely: Leesa mattress review
The Ordinary Lovely: Leesa mattress review

A mattress can look amazing but it's how you sleep that counts the most, right?! Leesa mattresses are designed to be great for all body shapes and all types of sleepers, which is ideal for Paul and I as we are at opposite ends of the sleep spectrum. I'm a lightweight 5 foot 4 and he's a heavier 6 foot 3. When the little ones aren't in our bed, I sleep soundly but he tosses and turns. In the past, I've always opted for a medium firmness but Paul would be happier sleeping on something with little to no give. So how would we fair with Leesa's 'one size fits all' mattress and has it made a difference to the quality of our sleep and to my aching bones?

Well, yes and yes! We're two weeks in now and I've noticed a real difference. The mattress consists of 12cm of dense core support foam, 5cm of contouring memory foam, and 5cm of cooling Aveno foam. All combine to make it über comfortable. Two things very quickly became apparent within a few days of us using the mattress. Firstly, when the boys crept in to bed with us, it wasn't as noticeable. The mattress seems to absorb their movement so I don't feel like I'm aboard ship anymore and roll when they do. Secondly, for the past year I've found myself waking up with a bad back which I put down to lack of proper sleep and also getting just that little bit older. I didn't think that their could be another reason for it ... perhaps, sleeping on the wrong mattress, maybe? Such is the support from the Leesa mattress, my aches and pains seem to be a thing of the past. It's something that I'm well and truly amazed by. And so thankful for. I can't quite believe it, to be honest.

I'm aware that two weeks in isn't a huge amount of time to be sharing a full and frank review with you, so I'm going to bear in mind Leesa's 100 night risk-free trial and bring you a second update once we've reached that point. Let me test the mattress properly, not forgetting that the 100 nights will cover the festive period so lots of jumping excitedly on the bed waiting for Father Christmas. And hopefully a few breakfasts in bed, too. And maybe the odd lie-in, if I'm lucky. So, if you're yet to be convinced, hang fire for my next update and if you have any questions or anything you'd like me to cover, do let me know. However, if you already know that the Leesa mattress is for you, follow this link for a £50 discount (the code is ORDINARYLOVELY50). 

In the meantime, if you want me, you'll find me here ... hibernating. What better way to spend winter?!

The Ordinary Lovely: Leesa mattress review
The Ordinary Lovely: Leesa mattress review

Leesa kindly provided me with a mattress free of charge for the purpose of this honest review.