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To not know if I'm falling for mattress hype Eve vs Simba vs Leesa

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KnappShappey Sat 10-Sep-16 23:13:11

We need a new mattress (we are both not sleeping well, back ache etc) and I have kinda fallen for the advertising for the Eve mattress.
We need a 160cm wide mattress (curse Ikea bed frames, but I can't find another frame I like as much as our current one) which mean out choice of 'mattress in a box with 100 day free trial' is either Eve, Leesa or Simba.

They all tell you they are the most comfortable and have memo techno foamy stuff and are like nothing else but essentially seem pretty similar.

Can anyone recommend one of them? Or should I stop looking at £600 ones that are really just cheap mattresses with expensive marketing and invest in a hypnos or dunlopillo? have I just fallen for their marketing?

I think the sleep deprivation is making the decision even harder! I know that over 10 years the cost per nights sleep isn't much but it seems a big investment at the moment......

Ginkypig Sat 10-Sep-16 23:32:38

I have physical disabilities that has meant I have huge pain when in bed.

Iv spent over ten years trying 3 different mattresses none of which were comfortable or even adequate (due to my needs)

Last year I decided to bite the bullet and look at getting a super duper fancy one.

After much research I chose the leesa. I nearly died at the thought of spending £600 on a mattress but it was the best thing Iv ever bought, worth every single penny!

It's not stopped the pain but then nothing will but it's like a cloud! Dp can't get over it a year later.

You get 100 night sleep test and if your not happy you just send it back. They have a donate to the homeless scheme too.

Paddingtonthebear Sat 10-Sep-16 23:34:44

Look at John Ryan by Design

Best mattress we've ever had

KnappShappey Sat 10-Sep-16 23:43:53

Thanks Ginkypig, I have been spending a lot more time in bed due to chronic illness and my hips and tail bone are suffering! Good to know the Leesa is comfortable, the three I looked at all seem pretty similar though so I need someone who actually has one to make me brave enough to go for it!

Paddingtonthebear, I have just had a look, they look good too, and they do a 60 day trial which is good, even though we will probable keep the first one we choose it's nice to think that we haven't totally committed. Our ikea one was so uncomfortable the first night we slept on it (and we have driven over 2 hours and borrowed PIL estate car) that I just cried!

MonkeyPoozzled76 Sat 10-Sep-16 23:47:37

I can't comment on the other two but I've tried the Simba in john lewis....its very, very soft, it felt really thin and flimsy and no choice of firmness.

DH is much heavier than me and throws himself about constantly, we have a sprung mattrest currently and he can't roll over without waking me....waiting for a house move before buying a new memory foam number with no bounce so will keep an eye on this.

We did try the Tempur mattresses in JL, the standard one is AMAZING. DH can dance the fandango next to me and I don't move but rather alarmingly they are £2k. shockshockconfused

Crazycatlady123 Sun 11-Sep-16 07:10:56

We bought an Eve several months ago, DH loved it but I just couldn't get on with it. Not helped by the gross chemically smell of the mattress that was still hanging around after 2 weeks. We got rid of it in the end, fortunately the customer service was great and arranging its collection and refund was easy.

We got a Sigma pocket sprung mattress from Dreams in the end which is comfortable but not for everyone and I miss memory foam, I would get a Tempur if only I could afford it!

KnappShappey Sun 11-Sep-16 09:32:11

So Simba is out, down to Leesa or Eve for a trial. We might be able to stretch to a Tempur but would mean spending our safety net savings (which we could build up again, but just feels wrong).

Good to know Eve collect and refund as they promise without too much trouble.

Paddingtonthebear Sun 11-Sep-16 09:37:15

Does it have to be memory foam?

We had one for 5 years. Very hot and sweaty and completely lost its shape, I wouldn't get another one. I know two people that got rid of Tempurs for similar reasons

EleanorAbernathy Sun 11-Sep-16 10:24:03

Don't write off the Simba - we've had ours for about a month now after trying one out in John Lewis first - I've never slept better (although it IS the first more expensive mattress I've had).
It feels firm and supportive but not in a hard way like some mattresses, and DP loves it too and he hates regular memory foam. It doesn't get hot either like some foam mattresses can.

I read a few online comparisons before choosing the Simba, and the Leesa generally came out as better than the Eve (couldn't find one comparing the Leesa to the Simba though).

NeedsAsockamnesty Sun 11-Sep-16 11:01:38

I'm really pleased to see someone who has had a good experance of returning a mattress, it wasn't that long ago that even on very expensive ones the guarentee was seemingly worth nothing

TheLambShankRedemption Sun 11-Sep-16 11:29:13

When it comes to mattresses, buy at the absolute maximum of your budget, and preferably finding a better quality mattress on sale price within your budget.

I would bite the bullet and up the budget if you can, especially if you are going to be in bed for long periods. Vi-spring are amazing and have an entry level mattress for around £1000 (but sale prices can be found online. Have you tried testing them at Furniture Village/John Lewis?

OwlinaTree Sun 11-Sep-16 11:40:36

We have an eve mattress, we have been very pleased with it.

Sarah2427 Sat 18-Mar-17 20:51:21

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LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Sat 18-Mar-17 21:29:30

Eve mattresses are more yellow than other mattresses...

RageyCakes Tue 16-May-17 14:04:43

What do you mean by? ...A lot of foam mattresses are yellow under the original mattress protectors cover (the cover it comes with)

Kokusai Tue 16-May-17 14:15:56

I got a leesa.

I loved it, except it had zero edge support so if you get near the edge of the bed you dip down towards the edge. So with one in my bed, it was fine but with 2 in there wasn't enough usable space. Sent it back.

Got a simba now. Only on week 1 but is is much harder than the Leeda. Has better edge support so I can lie near the edge of the bed but not sure if I am going to get on with the firmness.

Kokusai Tue 16-May-17 14:16:58

BTW it was NO problem to return it to Leesa. They were great. They arange a pick up by a local charity and then you email them to pick up docs and refund is in your account. No quibbles.

Kokusai Tue 16-May-17 14:18:38

I am still a bit upset about the lack of edge support on the Leesa because apart from that is was like sleeping on a cloud.

Reow Tue 16-May-17 14:18:41

We have the Eve, good compromise between me wanting soft and DP wanting firm.

Did smell horrible for about a month, but 4 months on it's fine.

Petekni Thu 26-Oct-17 14:57:36

I brought an Otty on a super king the beginning of the year, replaced a 7 year old memory foam, cost me £600. Firm but soft and my back is better since buying it. My 84 year old Grandma who stays with me stays in the spare room, she complains about bad nights sleep, I let her sleep on my otty and she said it’s the best night sleep she’s had in a long time, I subsequently went back to Otty to get a replacement for the spare room and as a returning customer I got £100 off a double!! They have 3 selling points but to be honest I think there isn’t a lot between eve or simba or Otty... it pretty much comes down to who will give you the best deal.

Petekni Thu 26-Oct-17 14:59:01

Re the smell they all have it, your supposed to leave them for 2 days withoit sheets or bedding before use, I did that on the new one and the smell was gone within 2 days

thecatsthecats Thu 26-Oct-17 15:01:28

We have an eve. It's heaven.

It did smell for a while, but that's faded ages ago now, and we're both sleeping much better.

EvilRinguBitch Thu 26-Oct-17 15:05:51

Do you know whether you actually like memory foam? I know some people love it but I’d genuinely rather sleep on the floor.

Toddlerteaplease Thu 26-Oct-17 15:12:19

I’ve got a Hyde and sleep. Is ok. But maybe a bit firm for me. I thought having it a box would be easier. It almost killed me trying to unpack it. Definitely a two person job!

ditzychick34 Thu 26-Oct-17 15:15:17

Anyone know what happens to the returned mattresses? Do they just put them in a fresh box and send them back out to someone else? Fleas and all?

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