Up until about eighteen months ago, I had always slept on a reasonably rubbish mattress because when I bought my first bed myself I didn’t want to spend more money than I needed to. I kept this mattress for about eight years and I found over the final year or so I’d get back and shoulder pain on occasion, especially if I slept on my side quite a lot which is something I regularly do. I was fed up in mid-2016 and bought a new mattress and suddenly I was sleeping well again.
Last year me and my boyfriend decided that we wanted to upgrade my double bed to a king size because although it’s only a few inches bigger it makes a huge amount of difference when you’re sleeping in the same bed as someone almost every night. Plus as Luke’s pretty tall the extra length on the bed would mean his feet wouldn’t always be right on the edge. After a lot of research into mattresses, beds and other items we settled on an Ottoman Bed from Wayfair and a mattress from Leesa*.
Mattress wise I was really intrigued about the mattresses in a box which I keep seeing on adverts everywhere, they looked really practical for delivery which was a big issue for me. As both me and Luke work there’s rarely ever anyone at home and of course this needed signing for so as it was a much smaller box I was able to have it delivered to my parents so my dad could then drive it around which made a huge difference. I could tell Leesa was incredibly popular straight away as due to a mass of demand my mattress took some extra days to process arriving about 10 days after order.
I was incredibly lucky that Luke managed to build the whole bed and sort the mattress out while I was at work so it was done when I got home *hooray*. Mattress wise Luke commented on a slight smell from the underside of the mattress which I knew to expect from some other reviews I had read but 2 hours later when I got home from work I couldn’t smell anything. I wasn’t sure how long it would take for the mattress to inflate up but it seemed to be completely done when I got home from work so 2 hours should be plenty of time.
As my old mattress was actually a pretty good one but just the wrong size our new bed I passed it along to my brother who has a loft bedroom meaning he spends a lot of time relaxing in bed looking out of his sloped roof windows. I know the windows and blinds are something he’ll need to change soon so The Roof Window Store will be somewhere he’ll need to contact, but I digress.
Reasons why a good mattress is so important
- You spend around a third of your day in your bed so why wouldn’t you get a good quality mattress to support you as you sleep, read your book or watch that box set you’ve been meaning to crack on with.
- Back-ache can cause so much pain and by getting a good mattress can help to prevent it especially one where you can sink into it as it will elevate shoulder and neck pain if you’re a side sleeper.
- Getting a good mattress can mean that it lasts longer which can save you money in the long run. Buying a cheap flimsy mattress may be cheaper to begin with but you may end up replacing it far more often.
- A good mattress means that you sleep better and we all know the importance of a good night’s sleep. If I’m tired it can make me both irritable but also less productive during the day.
- Progressing from the point above a good mattress can elevate stress and make you both calmer and happier. I know how much happier I feel after a good night’s sleep and having a more night can make me feel stressed.
- Having a good night’s sleep can actually help you lose weight as some studies have shown that people who are sleep deprived have a bigger appetite and tend to eat more calories. I know when I’ve had a bad nights sleep I just want a sugary fizzy drink and a full English breakfast which helps to prove the point.
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How do you feel after a good night’s sleep?