If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen me complain about how uncomfortable I am in the last few weeks in pregnancy, and how much I’ve been struggling to sleep at night (and yet just wanting to spend my days sleeping – sigh!). The midwife explained to us at the last appointment that rest while pregnant is so important, as your body just won’t do what it’s supposed to if it’s tired (or hungry, or thirsty – although the amount I am eating, I certainly won’t be going hungry anytime soon!). So that’s why when Leesa offered to gift me one of their mattresses, I jumped at the chance!
So, why Leesa?
There are a few things I love about the concept of a Leesa mattress. For a start, it isn’t just a memory foam mattress, it’s so much more. There are 3 foam layers (5cm responsive Avena foam, 5cm Memory foam and 15cm support foam), which offer support and make it easy for even me, at 9 months pregnant, to roll out of! Steven was a little worried as he is someone who needs a firmer mattress for his back, but the Leesa mattress was supportive enough for him, without me feeling like I’m sleeping on a pile of bricks. In fact, my hips have been a huge problem for me during this pregnancy, and the Leesa mattress has certainly helped, as it feels as though they are being cupped, yet supported.
I also love that you can try the mattress for 100 days without any risk. A mattress is a pretty big investment and the last thing you want is to get a few months in and realise that it’s not for you. Leesa will arrange collection of the mattress and will donate it to a charitable organisation, so you don’t have to feel guilty. In fact, charity is a big draw for me to any business, so the fact that Leesa donate one mattress to charity for every 10 sold makes me love them even more. So far they have donated over 30,000 mattresses! We are also pretty eco-conscious in our house so the fact that Leesa plant a tree for every mattress sold makes it a no-brainer for us.
The mattress comes in a box, that’s actually smaller than I am height-wise. It’s free delivery via UPS in around 5-7 working days.
I did a little time lapse of us setting it up. I say ‘us’. I supervised. You can do it with one person which is another plus, I think, and it expands really quickly. You can sleep on it after a few hours and it’s fully expanded once it’s been out of the box for 24 hours.
So what’s it been like?
Well, Steven and I are very opposite in a lot of ways. I love my cereal sweet and my Christmas decorations tacky, where as he is all granola and matching ornaments. So the fact that we both love this mattress is something of a miracle! He suffers a lot with his back but he has admitted that he hasn’t been as sore in the past month of trying the mattress and despite feeling like a whale, I’ve found it easier to roll myself out of bed – which is a real plus! The only thing I would say, is that for the first few nights, the mattress does have a specific smell, so if you have any sleep-spray, that’s a good idea to use. The smell went quickly though and it wasn’t unpleasant as such, just quite strong. Still, the comfort makes it worth it.
If, like us, you haven’t upgraded your mattress since you finished Uni treat yourself ready for the new year. Honestly, your body will thank you!
Excitingly, the code ‘CODIEKINZ’ will give you guys £100 off a Leesa mattress! Just pop it in at the checkout and the discount will be added! You’re welcome!
This post was created in collaboration with Leesa, who provided a Leesa Mattress for review, but all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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