My secrets to getting a good night's sleep!
Since having Kai, we have been spending a lot more time at home, specifically in our bedroom. It's much cleaner LOL and less tiring than carrying a 7.5kg load around a shopping mall.
As if we don't already spend enough time in bed, considering that for most of us, 1/3 of our lives is spent on our back as we sleep 8 out of 24 hours every day. Or in the hub's case, WAYYYYY more.
I was introduced to local mattress brand Hennsley when we were looking to upgrade our Queen bed to a King with Nathaniel's arrival since we co-sleep sometimes (it's funny how the smallest person in the house takes up the most space on the bed really...) and I've been pleasantly surprised so far!
The hubs and I visited their showroom in Ang Mo Kio (along with Junior) to pick a mattress and seriously, I didn't know there's actually quite a bit involved in getting that good night's sleep.
I think people often do not understand the importance of having a good mattress and we tend to focus on stuff such as aromatherapy, music, white noise etc to sleep well but picking the right mattress makes SO much difference!
Marcus, the founder of the brand, shared a lot about how you should pick a mattress and here are some factors that should be considered - whether you're a back or side sleeper, whether you use your bed solely for sleeping or do you like to spend afternoons lounging in bed and watching Netflix and you actually need to give some thought to the mattress fabric too! (You can find out more in their detailed FAQ here...)
After trying out several mattresses thanks to Marcus's dedication and expertise, we chose the Bouvardia model from their premium series.
Here are some key features:
The Bouvardia is a Euro Top Model and comes with extra padding to provide comfort and it's ideal for side sleepers, which all three members of my family are.
The mattress uses a USA-imported 3-Zone Pocketed Innerspring System that offers extra support, providing optimal spinal alignment and even body weight distribution.
The mattress fabric is treated with anti dust mite, anti bacterial and anti fungi properties (VERY IMPORTANT for me haha!) and additionally, mine is a specially treated Algua mattress fabric which is a bio-functional and beauty-functional textile powered by spirulina algae. The spirulina molecules work through your body when you are sleeping and help to rejuvenate your tired skin. You can also choose their Coolmax fabric if you'd like, which is a performance fabric engineered with special technology to wick moisture and accelerate drying for a cool and comfortable sleep.
It also has an anti-slip mattress base which is useful to keep your mattress and bedsheets in place and the Firm Foam Encasement ensures mattress stability and provides an extra sleeping space at the edge of the mattress.
Best of all, it comes with the Hennley's FULL 10 years Local Warranty. If there are any issues with the innersprings, they will gladly do a 1-to-1 exchange. Most brands in the market actually only provide a 10-year limited warranty which means that while the you can exchange or repair your mattress if you face any issues with your springs for the first two years, you will need to start paying from the third year onwards. But with Hennsley, if there are any issue or manufacturing defects on the coil system, upon inspection and verification, they will either repair or replace the mattress for you without charge throughout the ten-year period upon purchase of your mattress.
Besides their awesome mattress, I am also using their Memory Foam Contour Pillow and Latex Orthopedic Contour Pillow.
The Memory Foam Contour Pillow ($199) is made from 100% BASF approved memory foam material from Germany and conforms nicely to the size and shape of your head, providing utmost support for your head, neck and shoulders, thus reducing pain and discomfort for much desired quality sleep.
As for the Latex Orthopedic Contour Pillow ($269), it is made of 100% Natural Latex and not only does it provide complete support for your head, neck and shoulder, its unique convoluted surface also enhances blood circulation by softly massaging your head and neck.
I've tried the more expensive memory foam pillows in the market and found them to be too hard and uncomfortable and often woke up with a neck ache but with Hennsley's, I feel that they better allow correct placement of your neck and shoulders, thus providing excellent support for your head and neck.
Hennsley offers 5 years warranty for their latex pillows and 3 years for their memory foam pillows.
Lastly, my gorgeous bedframe is from them too! I like how you can customise almost everything from the colour, to the headboard and the height based on your sleeping needs and lifestyle habits. For example, as I am rather short HAHA, choosing a bedframe with shorter legs would be easier for me - but not too short, so we can still clean the floor underneath with a vacuum cleaner. OMG I sound so housewife now typing this...
In all, the irony is that even though I am now getting lesser sleep than before thanks to Junior, I feel much more well-rested and rejuvenated every morning! You really shouldn't underestimate the power of having the right mattress and pillows for a good night's sleep.
If there is one thing I have learned from my 30 years of bad purchases lol, it's that price often do not equate quality. Hennsley's products are not only more affordable than many international brands (for example, the Bouvardia King mattress is priced at only $2,749) , I also personally feel that their quality far surpasses the other brands I've previously used.
I'm truly impressed by this homegrown brand and the passion fueling Marcus (if you meet him you'd know what I mean!) and I really hope that he can take his brand to international heights and beyond!
Hennsley can be found at their showroom and at Courts. Their pillows are also available at Lazada.