After finishing our DIY walnut plywood bed, Hubby and I started to casually shop for a mattress. We bought our mattress 10 years ago and after hauling it back and forth across the province, it was starting to show its age. Actually, I started to show my age, waking up each morning trying to figure out if it was my bones or the mattress that was groaning and creaking so loudly.
When Leesa® Canada reached out to me to review one of their premium foam mattresses, I was thrilled - if a little reticent. I had seen the advertisements on TV, read the glowing customer feedback, and even poured over the positive reviews on other blogs, but I was still a little nervous about how comfortable a foam mattress could be because our guest bed has a solid foam mattress that I find very firm and somewhat uncomfortable (but it was made in Ottawa and I always liked supporting local). I was worried this would feel like that one does: unforgiving, unyielding, super firm and clunky.
But I was too curious to turn down the offer!
We arrived home late one night to find the Leesa® mattress waiting for us in the car port. We lugged it inside and couldn't believe that a comfortable, king-sized mattress was hiding inside. The next morning, following the instructions, we opened up the box, placed the rolled up mattress on our box springs, and watched it unfurl. In minutes, it was already puffed up. An hour later, everything was looking much more taut and firm. The progression happened SO quickly, I could barely capture it on camera:
BOOM - a mattress!
The process was accompanied by a very loud hissing noise and, as explained, it did off-gas for a little while, but the smell went away within a few hours. Then we were just left with a lovely new mattress:
I was still skeptical.
We waited until evening to test it out and, surprisingly, it's really comfortable. Unlike the solid foam mattress in our guest room, this mattress feels like it molds to the contours of my body, cradling every inch - without being too soft. I have struggled, off and on, with back pain and I'm really sensitive to mattresses but this one feels really good. How do I describe this? Like my bones kind of sink into the mattress, but still feel supported.
Honestly, it's difficult to describe because after the hundreds of mattresses I have slept on over the years, in hotels and the homes of friends and family, this feels unlike any other. It just feels really good.
Inside the mattress is a different composition than what I was expecting. The top layer is a 2" cooling foam, the middle is a 2" memory foam, and the bottom layer is a 6" dense core support foam, which results in a mattress that feels like it's custom designed. It's really hard to believe this was all crammed into that small box!
My fears were all unfounded because I am really impressed. Hubby and I both find it really comfortable and I no longer wake up with aches and pains that I think the slumps and dips in our poor old mattress were causing. The only weird thing is that even though it's now firmed up, I still can't really sit on the edge of the bed because it just collapses under me, which is an adjustment but not a deal breaker.
If you've been hearing about the Leesa® mattress to and find yourself wondering if it might be a good purchase, know that it comes with the guarantee of a 100 night risk-free trial and free shipping. Mattresses are a big purchase and this mattress is no exception (the king rings in at $1290CAD, which isn't peanuts), so I like that you can have some time to make sure it's the right fit. Judging by the overwhelmingly positive feedback from both bloggers who received this mattress for free or were compensation to review it - and customers who parted with cold hard cash to buy it, I think this mattress is a solid buy.
I plan to provide an updated review when I've had a chance to test this mattress beyond the 100 day return policy and I'll share my thoughts then.
In the mean time, has anyone taken the plunge and ordered a mattress online? This technology just boggles my mind. If you've been wanting to try out the Leesa®, there's a promo code for readers to get get $100CAD off the price: lakehouse.
I was provided the Leesa® mattress for review, but was not asked or encouraged to provide a positive review. I think the unsolicited, positive feedback speaks volumes. Plus the company donates a mattress to a shelter for every 10 that are sold. Plus they're made in America!