25/04/2015

Sleep Diary Week 3- Memory Foam & Microfiber Mattress Topper

Week Two's Conclusion:
I am thrilled to be writing this finally after so long. The transfer from mummy's bed to Penny's bed has been accomplished! Penny is now sleeping in her own room. It may not be perfect as she wakes on and off sometime just for a dummy, to be ushered to lay down from an upright position or maybe for a bottle to settle her back off...But she doesn't leave her bedroom and does go the whole night without coming into our bed. I often find myself feeling a little lost without her now but this is how it is supposed to be. It's much better for me because i get to sleep easy again and daddy has finally been able to sleep in his own bed. As you can imagine he's thrilled. The quilt just tucked in over her legs seemed to of done the final trick! Hooray!

Week 3
This week I have a product to make you go 'ooo' in the night and not in a sorbid way either but pure comfort and bliss from the Hotels Range sold at @DunelmUK. We are working with Rory Foam this week and he'll help us get the right support for a good night sleep.

It was rather apprehensive of us but this week we decided to try out something for ourselves. We didnt know if Penelope would sleep in her room for us both to even be able to try it out but I guess I had a seventh sense? *or not. We chose the Memory Foam & Microfiber Mattress Topper (Click Here To View), It varies in price depending on the size you require. Our bed being a huge Super King it was £169.99. It sounds expensive but before you turn your heads away read on to discover why I'd pay that price over and over again if I could.

*This picture was taken from the Dunelm website.

 I'll give you abit of a breif(ish) background about why I turnt to this product; I suffered a long time with horrendous back aches so bad some days I couldn't walk nor get out of bed. My back would lock in certain positions and I'd be unable to move without help, it would give way causing me to fall even. I got constant muscle spasms causing so much pain I'd grit my teeth and feel sick. It was horrendous and resulted in me being unable to work for 3 months. During this time I went to have an MRI scan done and an physio examination. It came back that I have a curvature in my spin along with the two bones above my bum bone being brittle and are to weak to support my spine in a way they should, The doctor then proceeded to tell me that i'd get painful phases like the one I had through my life as it would get better and worse throughout my life. 

I have constant back aches, burning sensations, and have to click my back constantly for relief. Some days its so bad I feel like I struggle to stand. I'm rather used to it now and thank goodness it hasn't been back to the extent it was at the worst time but it is still a daily struggle. For example if affects the way I sleep. I am only comfortable and not in pain if lying on my back with my leg crossed and slightly leaning my shoulder into the mattress so I'm not completely straight. Some would say that sounds highly uncomfortable but for me it is. I cant lay completely straight as it hurts.


I'm hoping the extra support will help with my back aches and somehow reduce it. The mattress topper adds an extra 6cm ontop of your existing mattress. The materials used in this product are as follows: Cover 100% cotton, filling 100% polyester hollowfibre, Inner Core 100% visco elastic polyurethane.



You may not be able to see the topper but how well can you how off a mattress topper? It's not designed to look glamorous and its not made to be displayed so that considered I thought I'd just snap a picture of my bed instead! It feels alot higher up if I'm honest but I like that. People always use the expression 'I'm off to climb into bed' and I do quite literally. 

I'll be honest I did expect it to be much more difficult than it was transferring Penelope back into her room, i thought id be in for months of hell. sleepless nights with a screaming terror baby. Thankfully shes been a star and was barely any trouble at all, I have to give her all the credit she did fantastic. A very well done to you Penny, you did it. Your back sleeping in your room.

*I wasn't paid for this post. I received the item for the review purposes. However all opinions are completely my own.


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3 comments:

  1. I think I may need one of these! And how lucky are you with a super king size bed! We have a double and looking around for a King Size bed.
    I am reviewing a mattress topper next week, really looking forward to see the difference.

    LOVE your bed!

    Beth | www.life-as-mum.co.uk

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    1. We got our bed from IKEA they are fab for beds, and not bad on pricing either! Oh lovely which one are you reviewing? xxx

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  2. The transfer from mummy's bed to Penny's bed has been accomplished! Penny is now sleeping in her own room. It may not be perfect as she wakes on and off sometime just for a dummy, to be ushered to lay down from an upright position or maybe for a bottle to settle her back off.. king size memory foam mattress topper

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