Being a mum to a non-sleeping three year old and now a 6 month old can take its toll on your body. Did you know an adult needs between 7 and 9 hours sleep a night in order to function properly? Did you know that most new parents actually get between 5-7 hours of sleep a night. Personally, I get around 4 hours of broken sleep a night – and that’s on a good day. So I when I was asked to review this Leesa mattress, I was very excited! I hoped that it would help those 4 hours of sleep I do get, be an absolute dream!
Saying Goodbye To Our Old Mattress
Now, I will admit, I LOVED my old mattress. My husband bought it when we first started dating and I looked forward to spending the weekends at his house so I could sleep on his amazing mattress. It was memory foam and so comfortable, so any new mattress would have a lot to live up to! However, it was 10 years old so we were definitely due a new mattress.
The mattress arrived rolled up in a box, so I had to unbox it before putting it on the bed. It was quite mesmerising watching it unfold and “inflate” by itself. It literally took a few minutes to unfold but it’s recommended to leave it for an hour to fully expand and it can take up to two days to firm up.
It was quite light so easy to transfer from the floor to the bed base once it was fully inflated. I made the bed up for the night and told my husband we were having an early night…to sleep and test out the mattress of course!
Our Initial Thoughts
From the first moment I laid on this mattress, I knew I was going to like it. It was very soft but somehow also really firm. As much as I loved my old mattress, it was so soft but not always in a good way. The Leesa mattress is much firmer due to the special three layer design, including a cooling foam top layer, a pressure relieving memory foam layer and a dense core support. Thanks to the cooling layer, this mattress has been an absolute dream in this current heatwave! My husband has always been a sweaty sleeper (sorry hubby!) but even he has commented that he hasn’t felt as hot in this weather so it’s definitely working.
A Co-Sleeping Dream
Because we co-sleep with at least one of the kids most nights, the mattress needs to be suitable for them. Whilst our last mattress was brilliant for us, it wasn’t great for the children because it wasn’t very supportive. The firmer mattress means that they don’t sink, and the mattress doesn’t move when someone rolls over in their sleep. This is obviously very important for safe co-sleeping. One huge bonus of this mattress is that I am able to feed Henry to sleep in our bed, and then roll away for him to nap without me having to stay next to him. Previously he would sink as I would rolled away and it would wake him up but now the mattress is firm enough not to do that. I can also sit on the edge and feed him (which I often do so I don’t fall asleep sitting up!) and not sink and fall off.
I am really loving this mattress. I will admit has taken some getting used to compared to our old mattress, but I do think the firmer feeling is going to be better for my back than the previous softer one. I love that it isn’t a spring mattress – Alfie has one and it’s awful! My husband is a huge fan, as are the children who both seem to sleep for longer in our bed since having the mattress…and anything that helps my kids sleep is a winner in my book!
Get Your Own Leesa Mattress
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Disclosure: I have been sent this mattress free of charge from Leesa in order to complete this review, however all opinions are my own and 100% honest. I have also included an affiliate link in this post, which means if you purchase a mattress using this link, I will receive a small amount of commission on the sale (and thank you in advance for that!).