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Leesa Mattress: Making the Move from Springs to Foam

*This is a collaborative post.*

I’ve had my new Leesa mattress for just a month, after sleeping on a spring mattress for thirty-eight years. I can still picture myself buying my last mattress with my husband, a fresh-faced, five months pregnant twenty-eight-year-old me. It was the first mattress I’d ever bought and it would be going in our new house, our first home. 

I remember how overwhelming it was to be in that huge shop full of beds with such a wide range of mattresses. I had no idea which one might be best and it seemed like such a big decision to make. There were soft mattresses, hard mattresses, traditional springs, foam, pocket springs, memory foam…. The possibilities were endless and as I lay on mattress after mattress, I didn’t have any idea which one felt the best. 

We ended up going for the most expensive one we could afford, a pocket spring mattress that was pretty comfortable and it’s been my mattress ever since. I started thinking of upgrading my mattress a couple of years ago when my back was at its worst but somehow, buying a new mattress was put on the back burner after a couple of appliances needed replacing. 

When Leesa Sleep asked me whether I fancied reviewing a new mattress, I was over the moon! Here are all the things I wasn’t sure about:

Can I buy a Leesa mattress in a shop?

Leesa operate exclusively online. It means you can get a luxury mattress without breaking the bank. Mattresses are built to order and delivered in five to seven business days. 

Why should I change my mattress every eight years? 

Looking back, it baffles me that I didn’t make getting a new mattress more of a priority. After all, I spend between six and nine hours in my bed every night on average. That’s probably about a third of my life spent in bed!

A new mattress is a lot more comfortable and provides better support than an older mattress and no matter how often you wash your sheets, dead skin cells, dust mites and allergens collect in your mattress.

According to Allergy UK, “It is estimated that the average bed has over 10,000 house dust mites living in it which results in there being over two million droppings.” Because of perennial allergic rhinitis, a reaction to pollen from grass, trees, shrubs and dust mites, I have hay fever symptoms all year round and a new mattress will definitely help me get a better night’s sleep. 

What happens when my new Leesa mattress is delivered?

My Leesa mattress was delivered one rainy morning and I couldn’t believe the new double mattress could fit in a box this small (42x42x113cm)!  

It wasn’t that heavy either and I managed to drag it up the two flights of stairs with a little help from Crevette. He was pretty keen to help as he was desperate to get his hands on the box. All I had to do was flip the box to the side to unbox the mattress and position it on my bed frame. 

Can I use my Leesa mattress on the day I receive it?

As soon as I’d removed the outer plastic of my new mattress, it took seconds to unroll the mattress. Crevette and I watched it take shape and it was mesmerising to watch it expand. It was quick and all the girls wanted to do was jump on my new mattress. No way! I gave the children the box and their new project ‘turn the box into a house’ distracted them thankfully. The mattress had a strong smell when I unwrapped it but all odours were gone within a few hours. 

I've had my new Leesa mattress for over a month now and I have to say that making the move from springs to foam was completely seamless.

I’d taken it out of its box just before lunchtime so I could sleep on the mattress on the night it was delivered, as Leesa recommends waiting a couple of hours before sleeping on it.

Did sleeping on a Leesa mattress take time getting used to after years on spring mattresses? 

Lying down on my new mattress that night felt like lying down on a fluffy cloud (not that I’ve ever slept on a fluffy cloud). I have been sleeping like a baby for the past month and my backaches have been less frequent than usual. 

I've had my new Leesa mattress for over a month now and I have to say that making the move from springs to foam was completely seamless.

Are Leesa mattresses like memory foam mattresses?

The beauty of the Leesa mattress is it is not like traditional foam mattresses that make you sweaty at night and prevent you from rolling because your body shape has made a deep groove in the foam.  The design of the Leesa mattress is rather innovative, with three different layers of foam that adjust to your body for top notch comfort and support. My body feels supported yet I can turn around as much as I want and effortlessly. 

What happens if I don’t like my Leesa mattress?

There’s absolutely no way I would trade my new Leesa mattress for another one, but if you’re not 100% satisfied with your new mattress at any point within the first hundred days. Leesa will collect your mattress and issue you with a full refund. 

What do they do with unwanted mattresses? 

Mattresses that have been collected from customers who didn’t want to keep them are donated to a local charity or if one can’t be found, they are recycled, Leesa also donate a mattress to charitable causes for every ten sold. As of July 2018, 30,000 mattresses have already been donated worldwide. Leesa also plant a tree for every mattress sold through the One Earth programme, to offset their carbon footprint. 

How was the switch from springs to foam?

It was quite seamless and frankly, I won’t go back to springs in a hurry! I am actually quite anxious at the thought of leaving my bed behind when I go to France at the weekend. 

By the way… is it just me who’s not remotely ready for Christmas?

I've had my new Leesa mattress for over a month now and I have to say that making the move from springs to foam was completely seamless.

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Disclosure: This blog post is sponsored by Leesa but all opinions and photos are my own. 


  1. 31/12/2018 / 12:23 pm

    We’ve had our mattress for 11 years now so really think it’s time we invest in a new one. I like the idea that Leesa try to donate the old mattresses to charity or recycle them.

    • Mel
      01/01/2019 / 11:30 pm

      You definitely need an upgrade 🙂 I didn’t realise how much I needed to change my mattress until I had my new one.

  2. Fran Back With A Bump
    31/12/2018 / 12:50 pm

    We switched to a Leesa mattress about two years ago now and I love it, it’s so comfy. The only slight downside to foam mattresses is that they can get quite hot but other than that I can’t fault ours!

    • Mel
      01/01/2019 / 11:28 pm

      I haven’t noticed that yet, but I have say I keep my bedroom quite cool.

  3. 31/12/2018 / 9:41 pm

    Ooooo this sounds so lovely. Our mattress is currently over 15 years old so due a change, but like you say, other things get in the way. I bet if we switched we’d notice a real change in comfort

    • Mel
      01/01/2019 / 11:26 pm

      You would! I was amazed how much more comfortable my new mattress was.

  4. 02/01/2019 / 2:34 pm

    I switched to memory foam mattress about 20 years ago and haven’t looked back. We recently upgraded an invested in a Caspar. Best decision ever.

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