Although I thought it was about time we shopped for a new mattress, my husband was less keen (might not be as comfy / it will be expensive / I have no desire to do my back in carrying it upstairs etc etc.) Then we were contacted by a company called Leesa. Relatively new into the UK marketplace, but huge in the US, they wanted to know if we’d like to review a mattress from their range. I said yes please first, then told the husband second.
I had already been doing a little research on what to be aware of when buying a new mattress, how often you should change yours etc. It soon became apparent our current mattress was getting quite long in the tooth (the recommendation is around 5 – 10 years) and so changing it now was quite timely.
According to the Leesa website, our sleep experience would be reinvented as this new mattress would offer the “best feel”. Rather than choosing a soft, medium or firm option, we would be getting something “universal”. That’s a pretty bold statement and the company backs this up by offering anyone who buys one of their products up to 100 days to try it out. If you’re not happy with it, call them up and they will come and collect it. Simple as that. It’s refreshing to see a company show such confidence in its products.
Each affordable mattress is built to order, in the UK, and shipped free of charge. But the icing on the cake, certainly where my other half was concerned, is that each mattress is compressed and then shipped in a box. A relatively small box at that, looking at the images on their website. According to Leesa the compression process actually improves the life of the mattress. To be honest, they had Paul at “compressed and in a box”.
The Leesa mattress arrived and it was indeed in a remarkably compact box.
We opened the top and could see that something was in there, wrapped in plastic. Was that really a super king size mattress? There was a reasonable amount of weight to the Leesa mattress (must be all that compressed air in the box!) but it was surprisingly easy to get up the stairs. It took a minute and involved no bruises, pulled muscles or swearing. This was a good start!
On un-boxing it, we weren’t really sure what to expect – I think Paul was anticipating the mattress blowing up like a life vest, like the one you hope to be under your seat in case of an emergency (have you ever checked? Paul has). The instructions were very straight forward and simple; unbox the mattress. Check. Position the mattress on the base of the bed. Check.
Unfold the mattress and tear away the inner plastic wrap. The mattress was virtually flat, it was definitely compressed I’ll say that. With some apprehension, we waited for the Leesa to expand.
Over the next 10 minutes or so we stood there transfixed as this virtually flat “thing” began to slowly take shape and expand. It was like watching an eclipse; you know it’s happening but can’t say for sure at what speed – it just is. What had been placed in that modest box was now a fully formed huge, super king mattress. We were expecting all the air to rush out of it once we sat on it, but it didn’t. It felt very different from our old mattress – no bumps, no springs, no distractions. It was comfortable. Just very, very comfortable.
Leesa say that after an hour out of the box it feels good, but after a day it will feel brilliant and we agree. Here it is soon after un-boxing:
And after a few days:
It has been a couple of weeks now since we took delivery of our Leesa mattress and it has been a big hit with everybody. Our boys have tried it out on numerous occasions, for research purposes only apparently. The cat keeps trying to sneak on, too, and she is an expert in comfort.
I feel that we’re getting some better quality sleep now. It’s cushiony, yet supportive and when you turn over there are no springs to dig in anywhere and it gently moulds itself to you, so you feel cradled. Built in three layers of high quality foam, it’s top layer is designed to allow air flow which keeps your cooler and more comfortable as you sleep. All in all we would have absolutely no problems in recommending a Leesa mattress. From its clever design and convenient, prompt delivery (3-5 days manufacture, plus the time taken for a courier delivery), to its luxurious feel and smart appearance, every aspect ticks the box.
I hope the company does as well in the UK as it has in the states, as I not only like their product, but the company ethos too; for every ten mattresses they sell, they donate one to an emergency shelter and plant a tree for every mattress sold – I like that ‘giving back’ culture very much. Not only that, Leesa are offering Tidy Away Today readers a discount on any mattress which is a super offer, if you shop through this link
This post is a collaborative one with with Leesa, all words and opinions our own