I like my sleep but over the past three years it hasn’t always come easy. My body has dramatically changed since that pesky breast cancer diagnosis. Multiple surgeries have left me with scarring and pain. Chemo left some not so welcome gifts too like sore bones and joints and of course the ongoing medication has me in menopause. Hello hot flushes!
I’m a morning person but the mister is a night owl so more often than not I’m up later than I would like to be, which means I actually find it harder to ‘get to sleep’. Who can even function and be nice when sleep deprived? Not me! I’ve got lots of sleep inducing rituals down to a fine art. You know, having an evening shower, getting into pyjamas, a little meditation and stretching (not every night) and sometimes I even play a ‘sleep playlist’ to lull me into sleepy land.
The biggest problem has been our mattress. Because of my sore joints and surgeries I feel ‘all’ of the springs and I wake every morning with a sore shoulder, sore hip and sore thigh. I also flip and flop like a fish sucking for air in a puddle…not much fun for the mister. Oh, and I’m also freakin hot thanks to her freakin Majesty, Menopause!
We dropped a motza of cash on our mattress and to be honest it was a fail after the first year, we’ve had it now for nine years. You see a mattress is an investment and after being burned buying a new one is a gamble, one we’ve been putting off for far too long. Cue the Lone Ranger music because recently ECOSA came to my rescue. They offered to gift me a mattress…I jumped at the opportunity because, sore hips!
As with anything that is sent my way for editorial consideration I test it and IF I like it I will share it with you because sharing is caring, and who doesn’t like having inside information…it’s like a head start!
ECOSA mattresses are easy to order, you can only purchase them online (cuts out the middle man and keeps the cost down), choose your size, pay and sit back. Easy peasy 🙂
I gotta say the customer service was excellent, emails regarding shipping progress were frequent and the mattress was on my doorstep within 2 days of ordering!
Here’s the fun bit, they arrive in a box, a box with wheels and a handle so you just tilt and pull along for easy maneuverability, very handy if you live on your own or need to get the mattress up stairs. The mattress is also vacuum sealed, just grab the enclosed cutting tool, follow the instructions and in under five minutes you will be flopping on your mattress wishing for the Sandman to make an early arrival.
Once open the mattress is ready to go but for best results let it sit for around ten hours to fully expand.
Now I told you all I would road test (sleep on it) and give you my honest feedback. Well I honestly ordered this for my son but after laying on it for eleven seconds I called dibs. This sleep inducing gift was mine!
We’ve been sleeping on it for around a week now and I’m waking refreshed, not tossing and turning and the best bit is I wake without the pain. Hallelujah ? The Mister is still getting used the mattress. He likes it but won’t say he ‘loves’ it…yet.
I guess that’s the thing about a mattress when two people are sleeping on it. We aren’t all built the same and our preferences can be different. The mattress feels super firm when you first lay on it, not firm as in hard but firm as in no give. You just kinda flop ‘on’ it, then the ‘magic’ happens. Within minutes it molds to me, I feel supported exactly where I need to feel supported and nothing is digging in.
I guess that’s the combination of latex and memory foam doing its thing. I hear the gasps from menopausal women ‘latex’!…isn’t that hot? I gotta say, not for me. So far I feel cooler, and it’s high Summer! Maybe it has something to do with the gel layer? I don’t know the science behind the mattress but you can head to the ECOSA website and read more. I just know I’m sleeping well and not feeling hot. Winning.
I’m also not waking the Mister with my flipping over, A, because I hardly do it and B. because this mattress has amazing anti partner disturbance properties. I actually placed two coffee cups on the mattress and jumped up and down several times…the cups stayed still! I’ve also watched video of acouple who placed wooden blocks on the mattress and jumped around…all stayed in tact.
If you’re looking for a mattress and want ease of purchase and delivery I highly recommend the ECOSA mattress. If you’re not sure then keep in mind the 100 night trial policy. If after 100 nights you’re not satisfied then you can return the mattress for an exchange or a full refund. Don’t worry, the used mattress is not resold, it’s donated to charity. Oh and the mattress comes with a ten year warranty 🙂
These days I look forward to sleep and have even been sleeping in, happy days.
How long have you had your mattress? Do you love it?
til next time,