Most people suffer from insomnia at some stage in their lives. For others, such as myself, it can be a lifelong curse. While one can become a seasoned pro at functioning on very little sleep, it starts to take its toll mentally and physically after a good, oh, 30 years or so. I’ve tried almost everything from herbal tea to light therapy to expensive contour pillows and Chinese medicine remedies. In fact, just about the only thing I hadn’t tried was replacing my mattress – which may seem like an obvious solution but one that would need a large investment of time and money for potentially very little pay off. What do you do with a mattress that doesn’t ‘work’ the way you want it to once you’ve bought it and got it home?
My chance to try a different mattress came when I returned from an extended workation overseas and was in the market for a new bed after selling mine before I left. As it happens, the Ecosa mattress landed on my radar and soon after I’d moved back into my Melbourne apartment one also landed on my doorstep. In a box. With wheels. Very cute and convenient.
I recruited some muscly help to take it out of the box using the supplied knife to cut open the packaging and soon enough the latex gel memory foam slab was atop my new bed frame. Once the mattress had fully expanded it was ready for some horizontal action. By that, I mean sleep, and sleep I did. Quite firm at first, it has softened up a tad over the last month and I am ecstatic to report that I’ve been enjoying positively more sleep than normal.
It feels good waking up in this bed. It feels fresh. I feel fresh. I don’t want to get out of it in the morning. With a latex layer on top and pin-core holes to make it breathable and spongy, a gel memory foam layer underneath evenly distributes your body weight across the mattress. The added bonus is a cover that’s fully removable and machine washable for when it’s ready for a refresh and you don’t need to flip or rotate your mattress - ever.
For the first time in my life, I’ve indulged in a king size and it’s positively divine waking up after a good night’s sleep while strewn across the expansive cushiness. This may be a bold statement from a seasoned insomniac, but I (finally) love my bed.
If, like me, you’re concerned about investing in a mattress when there’s potential you may not actually like it, these guys offer a 100 day trial for you to test it out and return it with a full refund if it’s not your cup of tea. Speaking of cups of tea, you can let that rest on the bed in the morning too because there is no real referral movement across the mattress. Great for light sleepers who share a bed.
Ecosa mattresses are available online at www.ecosa.com.au where you can quickly and easily see the price and specs of this one mattress available in six sizes. The hardest decision you’ll have to make is whether to get the queen or king. And you’ll already know what I recommend.
Little Miss xoxo