For the last month and a half, our home has been turned on its head. It’s a long and complicated story, that I hope to share with you over the next couple of weeks, but in this instance I’ll give you the short version.
A year and a half ago, my daughter’s returned from a stay away to find that they had water dripping in to their room from the ceiling. After a quick inspection, we discovered a leak in the roof. The initial damage didn’t seem too bad, and we were relieved when the roof was fixed and the dripped ceased.
Unbeknown to us, the water had in fact done a lot more damage than we could see. Water had pooled in the roof, above the girls room, and over time had seeped, dripped and worked its way across the ceiling, and down the walls. It was only at the end of last year that I started to find evidence of this, with damp patches being found. We cleaned these up, and thought again everything was ok. Not so.
A couple of months ago now, my daughter found that her bed and everything on it, was suffering with damp, and mould was found. After this, I realised I would have to do a major clean up. The day I started was a bit of a shock to me. I found to my horror that the damp was widespread, and the mould was horrendous and infecting all kinds of things, from bedding, furniture, teddies, clothes, the carpet and the mattresses.
The job was so bad that I had to wear a face protector mask, and instead of washing down the walls and refreshing things; I soon realised this was a major job, and almost everything was going to have to go. It was a deflating day that I remember vividly.
I moved the girls out of the room, and all their possessions. Then bit by bit, I uncovered the horrors. Many trips to the tip later, the walls stripped, and everything washed down with white vinegar, we had a blank canvas again.
So, over the last few weeks I have been up and down the stairs, doing what I could, whenever I could. And now, we almost, very nearly almost, have a decent bedroom for the girls. And last night was the first night they have slept in there, on their beds!
The entire experience has pushed me to many edges; one of which was being able to replace everything. Shopping about for the best deals.
It was with great delight that a most kind man, from Nytex mattresses, came to my rescue with regards to replacing the mattresses.
Nytex Memory Foam is a UK mattress brand from a company called Dare To Do Better Ltd. They offer a range of memory foam mattresses in all sizes, at competitive prices.
For Lucy’s bed, we received a Nytex core memory foam mattress. It was a standard size single mattress.
The mattress arrived rolled up, which is so much easier to transport. And certainly stops the giggling fits that always seem to ensue when trying to carry a bendy mattress up or down stairs.
So putting the mattress on the bed was pretty straightforward, unravel from the plastic protective bag, and put in place on the bed. The mattress appears to be rather thin, but this is due to being rolled up in storage. The real magic is when you leave it be, and within minutes you see the foam puffing up, and the mattress becoming “fuller”.
You don’t have to do anything, but wait. So off I went for a cup of tea.
Came back after an hour break to find the mattress fully fluffed up and all ready for making the bed up. Although you should wait for approximately 4 hours for the full effect. One very delighted Lucy.
One small detail, is that as with any foam mattress, there is a strange smell. This is perfectly normal, and just needs to air-out. The smell disappears after a day, and really isn’t too bad.
And so the important details:
The mattress is made in The UK. It comes with a 60 night trail, just in case you don’t sleep like a baby. The mattress is guaranteed for 5 years.
This mattress is 20cm in depth, with 5cm of that being the memory foam, and a 15 cm Reflex foam base.
The mattress is covered with Anti-microbial Smartsilver material. This type of cover helps reduce dust mites, and in short prevents microbes from forming. An excellent measure for an item you will use everyday.
That night Lucy put the mattress to the test. How did she sleep? She woke up feeling relaxed, comfy and feeling like she had slept without interruption. Something she hasn’t done for a while now. She is delighted with the mattress and doesn’t find any fault in it.
The mattress is rated medium-firm, and this is just the right firmness for a good night sleep. You feel supported, yet comfortable.
Nytex mattresses are made in Oxfordshire, and the company has a great sustainability stance. For every mattress sold, they donate to The World Land trust, thus reducing their own carbon footprint to almost zero. All materials used in the making of the mattresses are used. What is left is used for such products as carpet underlay.
Nytex have put a very comfy smile on my daughter’s face, and for that I am undoubtedly grateful.
Fuss Free Ratings
Convenience 10/10 I cannot fault any part of the process, from ordering, to delivery, to setting the mattress up. Easy to place, ready to use in very little time.
Appearance 10/10 clean and smart looking, and fits a standard sized single bed perfectly.
Value 10/10 With a RRP of £169, I feel this is good value for a good quality mattress. These mattresses are currently selling at £139.41, which is excellent value.
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This mattress was given to me for trial and review, of which all opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.