This post is in collaboration with LeesaI’ve talked about my health issues with you all before. Hypothyroidism is something I’ve lived with for almost 10 years. The effects it has on my general health is more than I ever expected.
Ok, I’m not suffering terribly, this is very much a manageable disease, but it does take it’s toll on my energy and can have knock on effects on other issues.
I recently found out my more than usual tiredness is due to low iron, vitamin D and calcium. Apparently this can be a result of having hypothyroidism. I’ve been prescribed a strong dose of folic acid and told to take a daily dose of Vitamin D.
It’s got to a point where enough is enough and I’m willing to try anything to feel less tired. Including reviewing a brand new Lessa mattress!
You guys all know I have 2 rather energetic boys. I’m convinced they are allergic to sleep and are rarely asleep before 9pm. For some reason they like to start the day like sloths and by 5pm they’re bouncing around the house like Tigger and wrestling each other on the floor.
No, really. They wrestle.
By 5pm, my body is giving in and the yawning has increased from around every half an hour, to every 5 minutes. But that’s ok, because 5pm means dinner, bath then bedtime, right?
Nope, not in our house. 5pm is the time when my children get a new burst of energy and are in no way tired.
Living with hypothyroidism, is hard enough, but throw in a full day of working/taking care of children/housework/socialising AND evenings full of pretty much all of the above is borderline torture.
The thing is, I don’t have a choice about the matter. It’s my life, and because I don’t want to (or can’t) change it, I NEED to get a decent nights sleep. I need to recharge my batteries.
We try our best to get the kids asleep by 8pm, but they just refuse to to sleep. They also share a room so the little one is constantly climbing into his brothers bed and terrorising him. Saying that, there are nights when they fall asleep in each others arms while watching Trolls. (Which is when I decide to forgive them for the hell they’ve put me through.)
When it comes to relaxing when the boys are finally asleep, I really struggle. We live in a 2 bedroom house that couldn’t be more opposite to the home of Mrs Hinch. There’s toys, products to review, Ada & Alfred samples, clutter etc in almost every room and I find it hard to switch off.
There’s always tidying to do, blog posts to write, promoting my business. If I wanted to work around the clock I really could. In fact, I rarely go to sleep before 11pm.
I’ve tried to make our bedroom my little place to escape from my busy schedule. We have Prime and Netflix on the TV, a light with a dimmer switch and a couple of candles; all there to help me create a relaxing environment.
About a month ago I was sent a Leesa mattress to review. I’d read reviews from other bloggers and heard great things about them. The mattress we had was absolutely fine (we spent a lot of money on it!) But over the years I’ve found it to feel a little too hard.
I found myself waking a lot in the night, and never woke up in the morning really feeling like I’d slept well. Achy shoulders and neck. Rolling around to get comfy. It just wasn’t quite the right mattress for me, and with everything I struggle with health wise, it’s so important that whatever sleep I do manage to get, is quality sleep.
So that’s why I decided to work with Leesa and review their mattress.
You know when you stay in a hotel and jump on to the bed and you just sink into what feels like a cloud and not a mattress? Well that’s how I felt when I first laid on our new Leesa mattress.
Honestly, it’s just so squishy and soft.
My initial thoughts when laying on the Lessa mattress was how ‘foamy’ and soft it is, however it also felt quite sturdy. I personally like a slightly harder mattress, so when I first slept on the Leesa I was worried I’d find it too soft.
But O.M.G I haven’t slept this well in months. Truly.
I am falling asleep much quicker, rather than sitting and going over my to-do list in my head over and over and over again. I’m sleeping more deeply and only waking if the boys cry or shout (we which all know happens every night). Even when that happens it’s taking me longer to force myself to get up.
I haven’t had that feeling of being in such a deep sleep that you really can’t open your eyes to get up in such a long time. It’s so refreshing to know that my body is genuinely switching off and resting.
Of course, no amount of comfort can prevent you from being kicked in the face at night, but it sure as hell makes it a little more bearable!
As I mentioned above, what I find fascinating about the Leesa mattress is how it feels soft as well as supportive. I’ve never slept on a mattress that offers both. They always seem to be harder when they are supportive, or soft and foamy but less supportive. But in my opinion the Leesa offers both, which is exactly what I need.
If you look at the Leesa website this exactly how they market themselves. ‘Soft, yet supportive’, and I’d agree with this 100%.
I am honestly so glad we switched to the Leesa mattress. It’s made me realise the mattress we had previously wasn’t quite right for us.
So although Leesa can’t help me with my children’s sleep phobias, they have certainly helped improved the quality of the few hours sleep I do get each night, and for that I will be forever grateful!
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This post was created in collaboration with Leesa, who provided a Leesa Mattress for review, and payment for my time, but all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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