Every day thousands of people are Google searching for things like “can’t sleep”, “how to fall asleep” and “help me sleep”. Sleep problems affect 1 in 3 of us at any one time (1). With sleep being one of our fundamental, basic needs, you can see why we’re all on the hunt for a better nights sleep.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been there a million times. I’ve woken up at 2am and got so frustrated that I end up scrolling Instagram. Or on a bad night, resorting to the sofa to catch up on Eastenders. I love creating calm and aesthetically pleasing environments in my home. Choosing interiors and accessories that make me feel cosy and settled. When it comes to our bedroom though, I’ve decided that there’s only one thing you really need and that is a greatmattress. A Leesa Mattress.
The bedroom is for sleeping
If you’ve already read this post, you will know that (are you sitting down?) we don’t have a television in our bedroom. Our bedroom is built for sleeping, and there’s space enough for the essentials. A wardrobe, bedside tables and a bloody great big king size bed. Yes boys and girls, we fit the king size bed in our bedroom! I had been agonising over whether we should remove our bedside tables to squeeze in a bigger bed. Then, I found this miracle of a bed from John Lewis. It is just 1 cm bigger than the actual mattress on all sides. It was the only bed I found (and I hunted), that was this close to the size of the mattress. Of course, I snapped it up and saved the bedside tables.
Why we need a better nights sleep
When I started giving this post some thought, I wanted to do a bit of research. Why is sleep so important? Other than the fact I would be a pretty grumpy gal without it, what does it really mean to us? I was fascinated by this report by the Mental Health Foundation. It’s a lengthy read, essentially exploring the importance of sleep in maintaining good mental and physical health, helping to restore and repair our brains and bodies. If you know anything about my health background, you will understand why this is important to me, and gives me reason enough to up my sleep game.
If you’re after a few more snapshots into the importance of sleep, this article by Sleepio is great.
I had been eyeing up the mattress in a box idea for a while. Mostly just fascinated by the vacuum packed delivery, but also enticed by the promise of a better nights sleep.
Well, yes, it was fun getting it out of the box. And, yep, it looks amazing. From the mattress itself (it’s grey, what more could I want?) to our whole new bed set up, I love it.
The switch from a sprung mattress to a Leesa Mattress might take a bit of getting used to. Initially, it feels a lot firmer, but just wait until you actually lie down and get cosy for the night.
But did I get a better nights sleep?
Yep, I actually did. As much as I was excited to try this mattress and had high hopes of ultimate comfort, I was dubious about whether I would actually get a better nights sleep. But, it turns out that I am. I always wake up before my alarm, but since we’ve had this mattress I have legit slept right up until 6.30am rolls around. I’ve also found that I don’t get uncomfortable if I lay on one side to read before I go to sleep. Also, Ross suffers with night sweats, and he’s not had one issue since we’ve used this mattress.
We’re also loving the extra space we have with a king. It feels so luxurious, and there is actually room for Bear to have a snooze with us on a Saturday morning.
Leesa Mattress – the details you need and your very own discount…
Leesa will build your mattress to order right here in the UK. You get the confidence of a 100 night trial (if you don’t love it, they’ll donate or recycle), Leesa will donate 1 mattress for every 10 sold, and they will plant a tree for every mattress sold. Yes please, I’m all about that environmentally responsible life. And if you don’t trust my obsession with the Leesa Mattress, they’ve also achieve the Which? Best Buy status. If you fancy a better nights sleep, you can get £80 off your own Leesa Mattress here.
This post was created in collaboration with Leesa, who provided a Leesa Mattress for review, but all views and opinions expressed are my own.