Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Sleeeeeeep: A mattress review (part one)

Leesa mattress review

Leesa mattress review

Sleeping is one of my most favourite hobbies. I've always been a world-class napper, excellent at lie ins, and I'm one of those infuriating people who can nod off the second I hit the pillow. My FitBit tells me how long it takes me to fall asleep - a quick look at the app this morning shows it takes between three and nine minutes. I'm surprised it's that long.

Leesa is an American company that launched in the UK in July this year. Offering just one mattress (the best quality premium mattress possible at an affordable price - from £390) in varying sizes makes for a quick and simple online purchase, and the guarantee - 'if you’re not sleeping better on a Leesa within 100 nights, we can donate your mattress to a local charity and provide a full refund' - takes the stress out of this big purchase.

And we should be sleeping better, as the mattress has three layers (12 cm core support, 5cm contouring foam, 5cm cooling foam), which offers all the benefits of a memory foam mattress, without the disadvantages of “sleeping hot” and the “sinking feeling”.

What's brilliant is that the mattress arrives, just a few days after ordering, in an unfeasibly small box. It's vacuum packed, essentially, meaning it's easy to transport or store while still packaged. But once you break the seal it expands to a standard super kingsize (in our case) mattress. Have a look at this timelapse of ours springing into life:

It's a little early to tell just how good this mattress is. First impressions are that it envelops your body, giving you a warm, soft hug when you climb in. I tend to favour a firmer bed, but this one isn't all squidgy and soft, instead it yields initially but remains supportive at its core.

Leesa mattress review

Come back in one week for a full review. Meanwhile, here's where to shop the look:
Mattress / Bed / Bed linen / Grey blanket / Coloured blanket / Sheepskin / Bedside tables

And if you want to try one of your own, buy a Leesa mattress with a £50 discount.

Leesa mattress review

How do you sleep? Do you like a soft or firm mattress? What would your dream bedroom be like?

In association with Leesa, who supplied our mattress for review.
All words and thoughts are my own.
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