We were recently given the opportunity to review the new Sleepbear mattress. As someone who suffers from back problems, I was a little uneasy about changing from the trusty mattress we’ve had for over 8 years now…as it was the only place I was able to get comfortable when my back flared up. However, knowing that it’s recommended you replace your mattress every 8 years, we had to bite the bullet.
Sleepbear is one of those mattresses that arrives rolled up in a tiny box…it’s rather unusual really. In fact hubs had never seen this before and thought we had been sent a camping mattress! The box itself it about the size of a wheelie bin (we received a king size mattress). One of the key points is the fact that Sleepbear is currently the only manufacturer who doesn’t fold the mattress in half before it’s rolled. This means that the integrity of the mattress isn’t compromised and settles better.
The mattress is encased in plastic, so it’s easy to get upstairs (another benefit!) You should have seen us trying to wrestle the old mattress not only off the bed, but downstairs and out the house…well, lets just say, we aren’t removal people! Once out of the plastic, it needs to be left to rest and settle for 4-6 hours to come back up to size.
With it’s striking dark grey and teal piping, the mattress itself is made up of 3 layers. A solid foam base, a layer of memory foam and a top layer of latex. All encased in a super soft and slightly squishy outer skin.
Our old mattress was memory foam and poor hubs has hated it from the day we got it. Although memory foam is notorious for comfort…it is also known for it’s ability to dip and you end up with quite a noticeable body mark. Not so bad if you are light, but you do notice during the night that you keep rolling back into your little ‘body nook’. This is why Sleepbear developed the latex layer. To counteract and bounce back quickly. Maintaining the support from head to toe.
Like any mattress, it takes a week to get used to. The firmness level was different, the height of our bed became lower (our old mattress was so thick, we had to buy superking sheets to tuck under it) but once you get past the settle in period, it really is the best nights sleep I’ve ever had.
I suffer badly with back pain after both children, but since we swapped to Sleepbear, I have been able to withstand sitting and standing for longer during the day and I’m not having to spend the evening in bed anymore. So it goes without saying that I am giving it a giant thumbs up for giving me back a little bit of my life.
If you want to try a Sleepbear mattress, they offer a 100 night trial as well as a 10 year guarantee.
Disclosure: We were sent a Sleepbear mattress to review, but all opinions and great nights sleeps are 100% honest.