If your house is anything like mine you’ll know that autism and a good night’s sleep don’t often go hand in hand.
I’ve had so many sleepless nights over the last 10 years, largely thanks to Jude, and in recent years Tommy has joined in on the act too!
Jude still sleeps in my bed with me, and has done pretty much for 7-8 years now. If he doesn’t he’s awake every hour, or ends up awake for half the night. Sometimes you have to do whatever allows you to get some sleep, and worry about fixing it when the time is right. Choosing your battles as such.
So I was delighted when the lovely people at Simba gave us a new hybrid mattress to try to see if it could make any difference. All of their mattresses come with a 100 day money back trial, so now we’re past that stage, here’s what I thought.
The mattress arrives rolled up, airtight, in a box, which definitely makes life a lot easier transporting it up two flights of stairs. Once I laid it on the bed and removed the packaging, you have to leave to expand and reshape. A couple of hours later and my new mattress was ready to use.
The hybrid mattress is a combination of 2,500 pocket springs, and luxurious memory foam, designed to give you the best of both worlds. It’s designed to work for everybody, stay cool no matter the temperature, and give you the perfect night’s sleep.
But what difference would it make in our house?
Firstly, I’ve noticed I can hardly feel anything when somebody else moves in bed. This has meant that when Jude or Tommy are constantly wriggling around I don’t get disturbed. It’s also pretty handy when it comes to sneaking out of the bed once they’ve fallen asleep and I need to go back downstairs. The noise and disturbance is minimal, making it much easier for me to get out without waking them!
With less spring in the mattress due to the memory foam, it also seems to have stopped Jude’s desire to bounce on the bed all of the time. Having broken two bed frames in the last year, that’s exactly what I was hoping might happen.
Most importantly though, I definitely feel like I’ve been having a much deeper sleep, and Jude has too. He’s waking up less often during the night, and the new mattress is definitely much more comfortable. After 4 months of sleeping on it, my back is no longer aching each morning when I wake up.
If there’s any downside to my lovely new mattress, it’s the fact that Tommy has taken a shine to it as well. Ever since I’ve had it he has refused to sleep in his own room, and will only sleep in my bed. I’ve tried everything but he just refuses! So right now I have either Jude or Tommy in my bed with me each night. Looks like I’m going to have to get Tommy his own hybrid mattress if I’m ever going to get him back in his own room…
So, I’m very happy with my new mattress, and a massive thank you to Simba for helping us out.
If you’re tempted to give the Simba Hybrid mattress a try, the good news is as a reader of the blog you can receive a discount of £75, along with your 100 day money back trial with free returns. Simply click HERE to receive your discount.
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