One of the subjects I seem to write about most on here is sleep – or lack thereof. So I’m always interested to hear of any innovations that could help me make the most of it once all three children have finally nodded off for the night. Given that you’re supposed to change your mattress every eight years or so – along with the fact that I’m pretty sure ours is about a decade old – a new one has to be on the shopping list. I was interested, then, to hear about a recent start-up called Bruno Mattress.
New to the UK market, Bruno Mattress has proved a great success in its native Germany as well as across mainland Europe. It’s not difficult to see why. The mattresses are made out of sustainable materials and have been designed to help healthier spine alignment. They even cut out the proverbial middle man by being delivered direct in a vacuum-packed box!
Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention and that’s how the Bruno Mattress came into being. Its creators Felix Baer and Andreas Bauer decided on the design after frequently comparing notes with colleagues about how badly they had slept. A list of problems that people encountered was drawn up, with the idea of addressing each of them with the finished product.
The mattress comes with a removable and machine-washable cover. Inside, there’s a nifty looking seven-zone support base that has been designed to provide support where it’s needed most. There is also a hypoallergenic top layer with perforated cells to allow air to flow. It looks really comfortable and I was also pleased to hear that there are no added chemicals in it. Apparently, most memory foam mattresses include emulsifiers to prevent movement. As an asthmatic, this omission gets a big thumbs up from me.
There are several different sizes available in the Bruno Mattress range. Prices start at £350 for a single and £500 for a double. Collaborative blog post though this may be, I’m seriously considering getting one! According to the Bruno site, a double mattress of similar quality would cost more than double from a traditional retailer. This is because they are sent direct and not via a third party, so all the associated extra delivery and storage costs are eliminated.
What’s more, Bruno now offers a 101 night trial.
It looks like a high-quality product that encourages good posture. It has decent environmental credentials to boot, so it ticks all the right boxes for me. I think it’s well worth considering.
Disclosure: this is a collaborative post.