Have I ever mentioned that my kids DO NOT SLEEP?
I love them dearly and, after five years of motherhood, I am kind of accustomed to the nightly wake ups and early starts now, but sometimes I look wistfully at pictures of comfy beds and drift off into a daydream about what it would be like to get into bed at 10pm and sleep right through until 8am!
But two little insomniacs aside, I'm not a particularly good sleeper anyway. I fidget pretty much all night long, and I wake entirely at the slightest noise and then struggle (really struggle) to get back to sleep again.
Up until November of last year I'd had the same, cheap, mattress for ten years. I'd bought a bottom of the range sprung mattress when I got my first place and I hadn't ever considered replacing it; it may not have been the most comfortable bed in the world, but it wasn't 'broken' and I had better things to spend my money on. Or so I thought!
Then last December I was offered a Dormeo Memory mattress to review as, right on cue, a spring appeared, piercing through the material of my old mattress. Needless to say I jumped at the chance of being able to send it down to the tip!
And so arrived my new one!
I'm not going to lie..... My first thoughts on seeing the Dormeo Memory mattress for the first time was 'Is this just a topper?' My previous mattress had been 26cm thick and it was a bit strange to be confronted by one with a depth of only 15cm. I was assured that it was indeed the full shebang - and the proof would come after my first night's sleep in it....
Without me going into too much detail, the mattress is predominantly made from a patented material called Ecocell with a layer of memory foam on top of it. This doesn't mean a lot to me - although it is anti-static and protected against dust mites and other allergens, which sounds pretty good. All that mattered was that, despite having heard conflicting opinions about memory foam in the past, I was pretty darn keen to try sleeping on one for myself (plus my old mattress had a spring sprung in a not particularly comfortable place).
As it goes, I am mightily impressed. My sleep genuinely has improved considerably - and only over the course of the last two months too. Coincidence? I think not. Memory foam is sooooo much more comfortable than your regular sprung mattress. Without wanting to sound like a total douche, it kind of holds you while you sleep. I don't seem to fidget so much anymore (most mornings I wake in the same position I fell asleep in) and I am obviously in a much deeper and more comfortable sleep as I don't wake up to every single little noise.
I'm definitely getting much better quality sleep these days, and I know I have Dormeo to thank for that. (Although they haven't helped with the two small people clambering into bed with me in the middle of the night, damn it!). It just goes to show that although I have (rather meanly) blamed my children for my terrible lack of sleep over the last few years, a good mattress has a lot to say for itself. The best bit is that this particular mattress is currently £199 (for a standard double) in the sale (it was £400 originally), so it really is an affordable investment to make!
DISCLAIMER: I was sent a standard double Dormeo Memory Mattress in exchange for this post.