I love my sleep and I always have done and although I love getting up early, a quality night’s sleep is really important to me to be able to function. The days of going to bed at 4am and waking up at noon are long gone (so has my carefree, fun attitude but there you go!) but I definitely put an even bigger importance on my bed and my sleeping routine now that I’m a bit older. For years now, I’ve not slept through the night without waking up multiple times. I can’t remember the last time that ever happened and I’ve just learnt to accept that my body just doesn’t allow me to sleep straight through anymore. What hasn’t helped over the last few years is my mattress which at the time of throwing it away, literally had springs sticking out of it. It’s a surprise I didn’t impale myself in my sleep.
Thank you to Leesa for sponsoring today’s post!
So with that being said, Leesa contacted me at just the right time. I’ve known I’ve needed a new mattress for months now but in all honesty, I’ve not had the money to buy one nor the patience to look for the right one for me. Mattresses can be a big deal in finding one which suits you as there’s so many different styles, fabrics and the materials to chose from.
The Leesa mattress arrives in a box (huh? I hear you say), in extremely tight vacuumed air locked packaging which makes the mattress itself during delivery a fraction of its actual size when it’s taken out. This is a really nifty idea because I’ve had mattresses delivered before which have required 2 delivery men to actually bring it into the house.
Once taken out of the box and the plastic packaging, it slowly inflates to it’s actual size and that’s really all there is to it! What makes the Leesa mattress premium is it’s 3 layered build, with a thick core support foam base, a thick layer of pressure relieving memory foam and topped with a 5cm cooling Avena foam which provides air flow. Leesa claim that their mattresses don’t make you as hot as normal memory foam and it’ll be the air flow element which does the trick.
Another wonderful thing about Leesa is how environmentally and charity friendly they are and for every 10 mattresses they sell, they donate one to charity that support the homeless, domestic abuse and human trafficking. So far, Leesa have donated over 30,000 mattresses to charities worldwide. They also plant a tree for every mattress that’s sold and aim to plant one million trees by 2025.
So what did I think?
On first test, it felt a lot firmer than I expected but you almost slowly sink into it. It’s clearly very high quality as a lot of memory foam mattresses just kinda drop you into your mold but Leesa almost molds itself around you gradually. But overall, it’s pretty damn wonderful!
I still don’t sleep through the night but that can be for a variety of reasons, not the quality of the mattress. However, I’ve suffered from horrible hip and leg pain in the night almost every night for years and I have noticed that that has pretty much disappeared since sleeping on the Leesa mattress, which is amazing because it was so painful. I never thought that I’d find anything which got rid of it and whilst yes, I still wake up with the odd ache every now and again, the improvement from the pain I suffered before is ten-fold.
The only tiny negative would be that there’s quite a strong smell for the first 1 or 2 days, which is probably just from the mattress being packaged up and new but it almost smells like paint? Which is weird but that fades and before long, there’s no smell at all.
Tips for a better night’s sleep
Temperature: Being too hot is the number 1 ingredient for having a rubbish night’s sleep so it’s important to get your room to a comfortable temperature an hour or so before bedtime and then get yourself to a comfortable temperature when you hit the hay. This will be different for everyone and personally, I can’t sleep with cold feet so I always wear socks to bed. But if I get too hot throughout the night, I’ll kick them off.
Organisation: I always create a to do list for the following day before I go to bed, otherwise I’ll be laying awake thinking of all the stuff I have to do tomorrow and won’t actually sleep until I’ve written in down anyway. Or if you’re going away the following day, I always find it helps to know everything is already packed to get the best night’s sleep possible with stress or worry.
Try and avoid picking up your phone: I know it’s tempting to want to scroll though Twitter when we’re laying in bed unable to sleep but the light from your phone will do the exact opposite of what you want and keep you awake for longer.
Relax: Having a relaxing, warm bath or shower with some nice smellies is a great remedy for setting you up for a fabulous night’s sleep. Putting on freshly washed pajamas and jumping into freshly washed bed sheets afterwards is as close to perfect as you’re going to get! Or a relaxing, gentle Yoga practice before bed can offer the same effects.
Invest in a high quality mattress: Just like the Leesa one! And luckily for you, I’m also offering you a discount code to receive £100 off your order of your very own Leesa mattress! Use the code: JENNYNEVERLAND at the checkout to get £100 off any sized Leesa mattress.
What other tips would you give to get a great night’s sleep? What’s your bedtime routine? Have you tried the Leesa mattresses? Let me know!
* This post was created in collaboration with Leesa, who provided a Leesa Mattress for review, but all views and opinions expressed are my own. Some links in this post are affiliate links. This means I may receive a small percentage of a sale if you click these links and purchase a product.