Leesa Mattress Review
We recently got a new mattress – a Leesa. We’d seen the adverts on TV. We’d read the reviews. Having slept on it for a little while, here’s my Leesa mattress review.
Like most people, we didn’t really give any thought to our mattress. It was just ‘there’. It did a job. We’d thought about changing it every once in a while, but it didn’t go any further than that really.
The thing is, sleep is so crucial to our health, our wellbeing, our productivity, our happiness. Poor quality sleep will give the rest of your life a pretty hard kick in the teeth. Don’t believe me? Think about how delightful it feels to be tired.
I’ve actually written pretty extensively on sleep in the past – check this article out where I share 12 strategies to help improve your sleep. I personally use these and they help me no end.
I need quality sleep – I run a business that takes up 60 hours per week, I train hard, I have a family. You can’t do that on poor quality sleep.
I ordered the Leesa mattress online and it was delivered swiftly. Big bonus points already.
The Leesa mattress arrived in a box that was about 3 feet tall, which was cool in itself. Before it arrived I was psyching myself up for the task of dragging a king sized mattress up the stairs and around the corner into our bedroom. A task made all the more fun with two young kids who like to bounce on things…
I remember having to drag our king sized mattress up stairs and around corners, which is always a laugh with my easy-going nature.
The unpacking process with Leesa is a doddle. You take the rolled-up mattress out of the box, remove the plastic cover and unroll it in position, on your bed. Leave it and watch it expand into position – it’s like watching a loaf of bread rise in front of your very eyes!
Over the next few hours it’ll expand into it’s full shape and hey presto, you’ve got your mattress. This is important to know, because if you unpack your mattress and expect to jump straight into bed you’ll be disappointed. I’d leave it at least an hour if I were you.
The anatomy of the mattress is quite unique, with multiple layers – cooling foam, contouring memory foam and a core support foam. Without getting too geeky on this, the combination of layers leads to a comfortable sleep where you don’t get too hot.
I’ve used pure memory foam pillows and mattresses in the past and hated them, but was pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this combination for the mattress. It’s soft enough to be comfortable, but firm enough to be supportive. I’m a strict side-sleeper and I weigh 94kg, so a soft mattress is a nightmare for me because I end up sinking into it!
Personally, I like a firm mattress and my first impressions of this were that it was going to be too soft. Those fears were soon allayed though, when you realise only the top layer is soft but the core of the mattress is supportive. This means you have a comfortable top layer, but a supportive middle layer that keeps you comfortable.
We’ve now slept on the Leesa mattress for a week or so and are really impressed. It’s comfortable and high quality. We sleep well and neither one of us has a single complaint. I can’t say more than that really!
We have two young kids who like to join us in bed on a Sunday morning and given how quickly they drift back off to sleep, I think they’re fans of it too!
As I said at the start of the article, sleep is so utterly vital that it shouldn’t be neglected. So many of us have really terrible sleep habits or put up with a crappy nights sleep because of an unsuitable mattress. If your mattress is the issue, you can solve it for the price of a few nights out. When you factor in cost per use, a mattress is pennies.
Our UK King Size mattress costs £690, which compared to others of its standard is a bit of a snip.
Leesa are a nice bunch too…
- If you don’t like your Leesa mattress after 100 days, they will send it off to charity for you and give you a full refund. Nice.
- By eliminating unnecessary overheads (no bricks and mortar stores, no salespeople) – they can deliver a luxury mattress for a third of the price of luxury brands that operate in store.
- Leesa offers consumers a revolutionary new way to buy a mattress. Goodbye to making a decision on where you sleep for the next 5 years by awkwardly lying on a mattress for two minutes while a salesperson watches.
- For every mattress sold, Leesa plants a tree to help offset their carbon footprint.
- The mattress is latex-free, so if you have a latex allergy, have no fear! They’ve got you covered.
In all, we’re really happy with the Leesa mattress. We sleep well, they were a doddle to deal with and the delivery method is great. In fact, a personal training client of mind bought one on my recommendation and loves it so much he is buying others for his rental properties!
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