I’ve been looking forward to sharing this news with you for a while. If you follow me on social media you may have seen a few cheeky hints about a collaboration with Silentnight. Well, here’s the deal; over the coming year I’m going to be working as an ambassador for Silentnight and in particular trying out a new Miraform bed.
Our old bed was in a shameful state. We got it second hand about 5 years ago as a “put me on” after we’d had loads of problems with an IKEA bed and had to return it. We fully intended to buy a new bed a few months later and then life just took over, other things took priority and we’ve never got it sorted. Of course the old double divan has got more and more knackered as time goes on and we’ve been less and less comfortable. You can imagine just how excited I was at the prospect of a posh new bed.
When I first read up on the Miraform beds the thing which stood out to me most was the phrase “unbeatable pressure relief” – oh what joy! I suffer from persistent back problems and painful hips as a leftover treat from pregnancy and in recent months have found that sleeping on my side is increasingly uncomfortable – I had even resorted to a pillow between the knees again in a preggo fashion! I have no desire to spend the rest of my life sleeping with a pillow between my knees I can tell you the words “unbeatable pressure relief” had my hopes raised on a major scale.
The Slientnight Choices range offers a mix and match collection of mattress, base style and headboard style in a choice of 5 colours. I must admit that I wasn’t sure about the colours at first and thought the fabrics looked a little odd, almost velour like. Rest assured they’re not! When we made our way to our local Benson’s for Beds, I was pleased to find that I actually really liked the headboards – the fabric wasn’t at all what I expected and they really make the beds feel very grand. The grey colour fits perfectly with our newly decorated bedroom too. An all round win considering it’s not a style I’d have actually looked at under normal circumstances. I’ve definitely had my head turned.
So aside from our bed looking very grand and luxurious – the most important thing is how we’re actually sleeping!
I must admit that I was really nervous about choosing the mattress – what if we got the firmness wrong? I mean how can you really tell just from lying on it in the shop? Dave was convinced we wanted a firm “4” mattress whereas I thought the medium firm “3” would be more comfortable. As it was, when we tried them out in the shop, Dave agreed that 3 was indeed our magic number.
The Miraform mattress is spring free and instead features a generous layer innovative Geltex (I know, it sounds amazing right?). Optimum support and pressure relief is offered up by the triple layers of Miraform technology with teardrop cavities. It all sounds a bit “blinded by science” doesn’t it? Basically it’s really flipping comfortable! As someone who is ridiculously allergic to dust, the beautifully soft and washable mattress cover with Purotex for the elimination of house dust mites, is an added bonus!
We’ve been sleeping on our new Miraform bed for a few weeks now and the novelty has yet to wear off. I love slipping into bed and knowing that I’m not going to wake up in more pain than when I went to bed. I’m getting to sleep easier because I don’t hurt as much (obviously my hips haven’t been magically fixed, they’re just a lot more comfortable). Another surprise bonus is that, now Dave can sleep on his side again, he’s not snoring either! Winner! Literally the only downside to our glorious new bed is that we don’t want to get up in the morning!
We’ve made a video so you can see our bed in all it’s glory and hear what we think of it:
Right, I’m off for a cheeky lie down . . .
*Disclaimer – We were sent the bed free of charge for the purposes of review as part of our role as ambassadors for Silentnight. All thoughts and opinions remain our own*