When we were buying our “forever home” a few years ago, one of the features I wanted was extra bedrooms. I was pregnant with Piglet at the time, but we suspected there may be more children in our future and so in the end we opted for a 3 bedroom house.

2 years down the line, baby number 2 is well on his way to joining us. We have spent a long time renovating our home and making it exactly how we want it. The last room to be worked on is our spare bedroom. We’ve decided to have the boys share a bedroom, for the next 5 or 6 years anyway. That means we have a bedroom that we can have guests to stay in – something that my friends are already starting to take advantage of!

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A fairly key aspect of a spare room is a bed, of course. Having spent so long decorating the room, we knew we wanted it to not only look good once we were done, but to have a supportive and comfortable bed that our guests would enjoy a good nights sleep in.

Sleepbear offered to send us one of their mattresses to try out, and a quick look at what their mattresses consist of was all it took for me to say yes.


You order your mattress online and can choose a specific day for delivery, which is a nice touch that makes things a lot easier for busy families. No risk of missed delivery! It was stated that it was “doorstep delivery”, but I have to admit that I did think they would lift the box in side the house for me. I answered the door and was told “be careful – it’s b****y heavy” as the driver walked off. Being visibly pregnant that was not the sort of delivery I had expected. With my husband at work I was left to drag the box inside alone. Not a great start.

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The mattress itself was vacuum packed and rolled into a large box. There wasn’t a huge amount of packaging which is great not just for the environment, but also for us having to dispose of it afterwards. While in it’s packaging it took up very little space. For us, that was ideal as we weren’t able to set it up for a couple of days and we didn’t find ourselves tripping over it.

Getting Set Up

We got the mattress out of the box and positioned on the bed. We cut open the vacuum packaging, unrolled the mattress and watched it come to life. It only took a few minutes for it to come to what appeared to be it’s full depth, but it was still very soft and unstable at first. It was probably only an hour later that I could confidently say it was full inflated.

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What Is It Like?

It wouldn’t be a proper review without sleeping on the bed now would it? It has to be said that JHogg and I are quite fussy with our beds. I like a soft mattress, whereas JHogg prefers something a lot firmer. It means that we rarely find a bed that we both get a good nights sleep on.

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The Sleepbear mattresses are soft to touch, but give the overall support that you usually find in a much firmer mattress. It moulds around you, supporting you as you sleep. At 6 months pregnant I often find myself tossing and turning in bed throughout the night, but on the Sleepbear mattress I barely moved all night long.

JHogg is like a furnace at the best of times, so put him in a bed and he heats it up in no time. The fabric of the Sleepbear mattresses ensures ventilation meaning overheating in bed will be a thing of the past.

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The Verdict

We really enjoyed the nights we have spent trying out the Sleepbear mattress. It is both soft and supportive, meaning no one has to compromise on getting a good nights sleep. I just wish we had one for our own bedroom too!

They also give a percentage of their proceeds to Polar Bear International each year. This helps to support the conservation of polar bears – Sleepbears own way of giving back.

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We were sent a Sleepbear mattress for the purpose of carrying out an honest review. All words and opinions are my own

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