Reasons why parents don’t sleep.
They had children.
Said children may be co-sleeping, where one small baby takes up 95% of a bed. How is that even physically possible? They also like to smack you in the face when they roll over. Alternatively, your children may have their own beds but like to scream your name 7 times a night because they need a drink, wee, rescuing from monsters, to ask you complex philosophical questions or to see if they can watch CBBC at 2am.
Needless to say mums and dads are not getting nearly as much sleep as they would like, or need. We are devotees of strong coffee. Pro plus. Kit Kats!
Sleep is essential to being a functioning non-grumpy human being. Helps our monstrous eye bags shrink so we do not look like zombie pandas, keep us healthy, less stressed, improve memory. I am sorry what was I talking about? Apparently adults need between 7-9 hours. Someone needs to inform my son of this.
So what do we need to do to get a good night’s sleep?
Send the kids to Grandma. Go to bed a similar time each night. Steady on the coffee and wine right before bed. Create a restful sleep environment (chuck all the teddies out of the bed!) and invest in some black out curtains.
It’s a bed in a box!
Leesa was founded with one goal – to help people sleep better.
To aid in our families attempt to get some more shut eye we were sent a Leesa mattress. I have ME/Fibromyalgia so tend to move a lot in the night as I am often in pain. The Leesa’s 3 layers of foam (15 cm core support, 5cm contouring foam, 5cm cooling foam) adjust to your body to provide optimum support and comfort to help you rest and recover.
It was delivered in a box that I thought could no way hold a King-size mattress. It usually takes between 4-7 business days to manufacture and deliver. After a very unceremonious roll upstairs I laid it out on the bed as instructed. Once you remove the packaging the mattress swells. In an hour, hey presto! The thickness is impressive, around 8.5 inches, all made out of foam. Foamtastic. Delivery is free throughout the UK and if, within 100 days, you decide that you don’t like the Leesa for any reason at all, just email the company and they’ll refund your money as well as sending one of their recycling partners to pick the mattress up. Hassle free.
What did we think?
I have been sleeping on the Leesa for three days, it molds to your body resulting in a hugging, cloud-like, pressure-point-free sensation. After a couple of nights I am now sleeping really well, through my alarm well.
As it is my first memory foam mattress I do find I get warmer in bed that with my sprung. But for me that is a good thing as before I was sleeping in a jumper, now I am happy in a t shirt. Yes no sexy negligee nightwear for me. It’s in no way an uncomfortable heat, the layering of Avena foam makes sure of that.
I am a side sleeper and oddly since I received this mattress find it really comfortable sleeping on my back. It smells a bit new the first day but once my son climbed in with his toast and smeared jam round the sheets it now smells much more like ours. Thanks kiddo. It’s very quiet so I can get out of bed like a ninja in the night to check on the boy without disturbing the other half. Unless of course I prod him awake.
There is only one model sold, which targets the average sleeper. On a scale of 1 to 10 (where 1 is cotton wool and 10 is stone) I would put the Leesa as a 5-6 on the firmness scale. In terms of sinkage, you can still change positions quite happily. If you’re a sprung fan give it a try and some time. Leesa does ask that you try it for at least 30 days before you decide to return it. It also has a 10 year full replacement limited warranty.
Leesa is a company that likes to give back, so donate one mattress to charitable organisations for every ten that they sell. Any mattresses that are returned within the 100 day period will be donated to a local charity, or if one can’t be found – they will be recycled.
TPJ readers also get a fantastic £50 off the Leesa mattress when you click through www.leesa.co.uk/theparentingjungle .
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post with Leesa.