Since having children, our bed has never been fully our own. As much as my husband and I would love to be guaranteed the bed to ourselves every night, I can’t think of a time in the recent past where this has actually happened.
Bad dreams, tummy aches, cold feet and ‘lonely’ cuddly toys have been reasons why we’ve had a small bed invader in the past. We’ve become accustomed to our little (and sometimes big, if my daughter thinks she’s missing out) visitors, and decided if it’s going to happen, we might as well welcome them.
This meant we needed a new bed and it needed to be the most comfortable bed anyone had ever laid eyes on. We went for a king size divan with a king size Leesa mattress.
The mattress might be the single best decision we’ve made in our entire lives.
The Leesa mattress has been a godsend from the first night we got it. Now that we have a comfortable bed that we can’t get enough of, we look for an excuse to spend time in it whenever we can.
Bedtime stories have been shifted from their once uncomfortable position of bedside kneeling on my toddler’s floor, to king size cuddles on our new Leesa mattress.
My daughter, who doesn’t need a bedtime story of her own, has begun to sit in on this special family bedtime ritual. She’s at an age where she’s incredibly independent and like to watch her tablet in her room for half an hour before bed. Thanks to the comfort of the sumptuous Leesa mattress, she will now sit through the millionth reading of Fox’s Socks so that she can cuddle up with the family in a safe and comfortable environment.
Our new soft mattress has brought the family together in a new bedtime tradition and I cherish every moment. I never thought my big girl would come back for cuddles and story reading before bed, but she has and we’re even twinning pyjamas now!
As for the bed invading situation, we’ve accidentally made our bed a much more attractive prospect than ever. If our son doesn’t join us in the night, then he’s sure to join us in the morning. Morning snuggles usually mean we don’t go back to sleep, so if my daughter is passing and she hears chatting, she’ll come for a cuddle too.
I love that I have a bed big enough for all my family and I feel proud that the closeness they feel brings both of my kids back into my arms. It’s bittersweet to see them grow so fast, so these morning and night time cuddles keep me close to them for just that little bit longer.
The Practical Details of our Leesa Mattress
I was really amazed that our Leesa mattress arrived compressed in a box. I was expecting it to – I’d been lusting after a Leesa for a while already and spent a lot of time looking at reviews on Instagram, but it still seemed unfathomable that it would fit in the box!
When I pulled it out of the box, I’ll admit I was suspicious of how flat the mattress looked, but as soon as I opened the packaging, it immediately began to rise. I left the mattress alone to fully decompress for about 15 hours before I laid on it. The instructions said a minimum of 12hrs were needed so I wanted to be sure.
Our first night’s sleep on the Leesa mattress
Our old mattress was a reasonably expensive pocket sprung mattress, that very quickly became uncomfortable and noisy. If my husband rolled over in the night, the springs in the old mattress would wake me and it wasn’t very comfortable.
I was excited at the prospect of sleeping on the Leesa mattress, especially since it was all foam and contained no springs. I was a little worried about the lack of springs making for a saggy mattress, but that hasn’t been the case.
The first thing I noticed about the mattress (aside from how heavenly it is) was how quiet it is. I get in and out of bed silently, and my husband can roll over without waking me now, which is massive positive.
The layer is incredibly comfortable, it hugs my curves and means I can sleep in any position and I don’t wake with any aches and pains. My husband has a slipped disc and says the same – super comfy sleep, with no achy awakenings!
The Leesa mattress is actually made up of three layers of different types of foam. The top layer (Avena foam) allows airflow and stops you from overheating, the second layer is the memory foam which is designed to pressure relieving (that’ll explain the lack of aches when I wake up!), and the third layer is the dense core, which is responsible for the structure of the mattress and will make you certain you’ll never need sprung mattresses in your life ever again!
What we think of our Leesa mattress now
We’ve had our Leesa mattress for around a month now and completely love it. It’s still silent, it’s still supportive and I still wake up without any aches or pains and so does my husband.
The kids adore it and I think I’ll probably get them both one for their single beds in the new year so that they can have the same comfort we enjoy.
Fancy £100 off your own Leesa mattress?
The kind people at Leesa have given me a code to share with my readers as part of this collaboration. If you’d like £100 off your own Leesa mattress, then just follow this link to the Leesa site and use code ‘ACCIDENTALHIPSTERMUM’ at the checkout.
Not only will you be treating yourself to the best sleep of your life you’ll also be contributing to the donation of more mattresses to those in need. For every ten mattresses sold, Leesa donate a mattress to a non-profit organisation!
I’m certain you won’t take them up on it, but in case you were wondering, Leesa do a 100 night risk-free trial, meaning if you’re not happy within that time-frame, you can send it back for a refund.
*We were sent our Leesa mattress in exchange for an honest review. All opinions shared are my genuine thoughts on the mattress and the review is entirely unbiased. All pictures and words are my own. This site uses affiliate links.
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