The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep with Leesa Sleep
This is a paid partnership with Leesa Sleep but all words, photos and opinions are my own
I’d like to start a discussion about sleep. How many of us aren’t getting the rest that we need, either due to insomnia, stress or an uncomfortable mattress? Personally, I’m pretty terrible at sleeping. I find it hard to drift off because I’m making a mental list of everything I have to do the next day and when I do finally get to sleep, I wake up numerous times in the night either because I’m uncomfortable or I need the bathroom. I’m definitely not one of those people who can drift off in the back of the car or on a plane – I have to be comfy to fall asleep.
When Leesa contacted me to ask if I’d like to try one of their innovative mattresses, I was instantly hooked. I’d heard good things about their mattresses and also really loved their dedication to sustainability. So, for the past month, I’ve been sleeping on a brand new mattress, trying it out before sharing my thoughts.
Getting a good night’s sleep is consistent with my quest towards a slower pace of life. All that ‘too stressed to sleep’ or ‘no time to sleep’ nonsense belongs back in my old life of miserable jobs, long commutes and not knowing what I wanted from life. Here, with the views of the countryside from our bedroom window and the fresh country air, sleep should come easier.
I’m a different person after a good night’s sleep. Less moody, more energy, more creative thoughts bouncing through my brain. I’m more likely to get up at the crack of dawn, open my laptop and power through my work when I’m well rested. Following an unsettled sleep, I find it almost impossible to concentrate on a task.
Since I’ve been sleeping on my Leesa mattress, I’ve honestly enjoyed the best sleep I’ve had in years. I’ve slept through the night on several occasions – something previously unheard of for me. The height of the mattress took a little getting used to (I’m a little further off the floor than I was on my previous mattress) but the three layers of foam are what’s keeping me comfy.
It’s those three layers of foam that make the Leesa mattress unique. There’s a 5cm top layer of Avena Foam (a responsive material that allows air flow, helping to cool you down at night), another 5cm layer of Memory Foam, and a 15cm layer of Support Foam. These three layers all combine to provide a mattress that adapts to the body of each individual, providing optimum support and comfort throughout the night.
I also love how the mattress arrived. Rather than struggling to carry a huge double mattress through my narrow doorway and up the stairs, it comes vacuum-packed in a 105cm tall box. It was easy (well, with my boyfriend’s help) to carry the box upstairs, unwrap the mattress and watch it expand on our bed.
If you’re not sure it’s for you (I was previously perplexed by how to choose a mattress without trying it out) then Leesa offer a 100-night-risk-free trial period. If the mattress isn’t working for you within this time frame, you can arrange to have it collected and donated to a charity.
This association with charitable organisations is one reason that I’m proud to be working with Leesa. Not only do they give mattresses that didn’t pass the 100-night trial to charity, but they also donate one mattress in every ten sold to charities supporting the homeless, as well as those seeking refuge from domestic abuse and human trafficking. To date, they’ve donated over 30,000 mattresses, with the belief that everyone deserves a good night’s sleep.
They’re also a sustainable company (I wouldn’t be talking about them otherwise!) The mattresses are made in the U.K (in Glossop, not too far from me), meeting high levels of sustainability throughout the manufacturing process. Leesa also plant a tree for every mattress sold, helping to offset their carbon footprint, and have partnered with Arbor Day Foundation to commit to planting one million trees by 2025. My kind of brand!
For this post, I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone and share a few extra photos of our bedroom. Quite a few of you have been asking to see more of our house, and I promise the posts are coming! We still have quite a bit to finish, including in this room – we need to paint the cupboard doors, and buy window blinds, a lampshade and a mirror. I also need to find the perfect thing to hang on the wall above our bed (print or some sort of wall hanging) and would like to put up a shelf above my tall drawers.
Thanks to Leesa, our bed is now sorted though. I’ve always had a large bedroom, but it’s quite refreshing to have a smaller space where the bed is the focus of the room. After all, the purpose of your bedroom is predominantly to sleep. We’ve tried to keep this room fuss-free and create a peaceful space where we find it easy to drift off.
We’ve lived here for three months now, and still don’t have window blinds. I’ve got used to curling up in bed (I’m one of those people who sleep in the foetal position) and gazing at the moon and the lights on the hills opposite. In the morning, I actually enjoy being woken up by the sun peeking over the hills and watching the valley slowly come to life as I lounge in bed.
This post was created in collaboration with Leesa who provided a Leesa mattress for review. All views and opinions expressed are my own.
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