Ready For Guests with Sleepbear

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!

Ready For Guests with Sleepbear | We have a new mattress, but will it live up to its reputation?

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.

Ready For Guests with Sleepbear | Mattress in Box

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.

Ready For Guests with Sleepbear | Vacuum Packed Mattress

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.

Ready For Guests with Sleepbear | Sleepbear Mattress

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.

Ready For Guests with Sleepbear | Sleepbear Mattress

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.

Ready For Guests with Sleepbear | Piglet Jumping On The Bed

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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  1. 9th March 2018 / 9:50 am

    This looks so comfy. We are in desperate need of a new mattress so I may have to invest!

  2. 9th March 2018 / 9:56 am

    This sounds wonderful. A good mattress is so important for a guest bedroom – my parents have a terrible one and to be honest, it puts me off ever staying with them! You’ll definitely have to get one for your own room too (or just sneakily swap it around!)

    • OddHogg
      9th March 2018 / 4:03 pm

      I’d have swapped it already but the guest room is a double and our room is a king 😉 There’s nothing worse than an uncomfortable bed so I’m glad to have something that will be perfect for our guests. The first ones come to stay later this month

  3. 11th March 2018 / 1:27 pm

    I haven’t heard of this company before, but it looks like a really decent product. My Mum has a competitors mattress which I wasn’t so keen on when we stayed over as it was so hot, so this one sounds better!

    • OddHogg
      11th March 2018 / 8:15 pm

      There’s nothing worse than feeling too hot and sweaty in bed

  4. 11th March 2018 / 10:03 pm

    The mattress is so important! I’m pleased you gave it a proper test, I bet your tempted to pop back every night!!! I know I would be

    • OddHogg
      13th March 2018 / 11:24 am

      It has already been discussed! Only thing that’s stopping me is knowing that Piglet is upstairs so I wouldn’t be able to hear him

  5. 12th March 2018 / 10:48 pm

    I love that they donate some of their profits. I’m so glad your home is shaping up just how you want it. That wall, though! FAB!

    • OddHogg
      13th March 2018 / 11:25 am

      We love the wall too. We did it ourselves and love that it is completely unique

  6. 13th March 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Wow look how it arrives! That’s so convenient. It’s fantastic that it rolls out so nice and flat like that. And I love that they donate some proceeds to help the Polar Bears.

  7. 13th March 2018 / 10:45 pm

    Ooh yay its in! It sounds great and I am so jealous! We desperately need a new mattress, I’m convinced ours is contributing to my bad back! I will check them out now. That wall is fab! xx

    • OddHogg
      14th March 2018 / 3:31 pm

      You should definitely check them out. I would definitely blame a bad mattress for aggravating your back

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