A good night’s sleep is like the holy grail at the best of times, but when you have small children it becomes an obsession. Each moment in slumberland more precious than ever before. I’ve never been one to laze around under the covers. I’m strictly an early to bed, early to rise kinda gal, but that doesn’t mean I appreciate my bed any less, far from it, the best part of the day is the moment I crawl under the duvet and my head hits the pillow.
Which meant having a wakeful baby, all the more harder. I remember persevering until Tween was 8 months before bring him into our bed in desperation for a few extra hours. He struggled with recurrent ear infections and as sleep deprivation hit, it was the only solution to saving my sanity. So we took the plunge and invested in a bigger bed, a much, much bigger bed.
So there on, my co sleeping journey began. Tween, The Man and me, in a superking bed for three. Even Teen could sneak in for morning cuddles. But 2 children and many years later, it was time to replace our much-loved mattress, however the shear thought of going through the chore of choosing the right one, along with the inconvenience of getting it into the house and up the stairs put me off. Then as luck would have it, I stumbled upon a brand and style which ticked a few boxes, and some.
Intrigued by the idea of a rolled up mattress arriving in the post, in a box The Man could carry upstairs with out so much as a swear word, I agreed to give a Leesa luxury mattress a whirl.
Vacuum packed, we unrolled it onto the bed. I stood poised with my video camera to capture the transformation from skinny little mattress, to deep, memory foam body sinking, comfort station. But as I cut the into the plastic wrapping, and it took it’s forever shape, I missed the whole show. Before we knew it, we had a full size, super king, rather funky looking bed. It’s hard to believe that it was the same squished, rolled up, plastic covered mattress that stood in our room not 10 minutes earlier.
Without so much as a “who wants to try it?” the Toddler dived on, his diddy feet sinking in. It takes a little getting use to not having the springs, so the boys soon realised this was a no bounce mattress. (Not that I’m complaining as we realised our bed was damaged when we removed the old one!) The only thing I can liken it to is sinking onto big soft cuddle as it supports and gently forms around your body.
With no springs or seams, the comfort of a Leesa mattress is out of this world. I was a little hesitant at the thought of letting go of our old one but this is sooooooo much better. I’ve been sneaking up to bed for early nights for all the wrong reasons, making excuses to sit and work in my room grabbing as many blissful minutes as I can. And as a co-sleeping family, it’s perfect. We no longer all wake up squished in the middle, as the weight is distributed perfectly and exclusively for each of us. Our superking bed is once again, the saviour of my sanity.
This really has become a bed of dreams!
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I was sent a Leesa mattress to try and these are my honest words. All photography is also my own.