When The Kids Don’t Sleep…

When The Kids Don't Sleep

I’m sure that most parents have times when their kids just don’t want to sleep.  I don’t think I’ve had a full nights sleep in over 5 years, but I don’t mind being woken once or twice.  It’s when you get woken up another couple of times that I start to seriously flag.  Well, that’s what is happening now, both our 5 and our 3 year old are waking up in the very early hours of the morning (and then beg to put their personalised dressing gowns on and go downstairs) and little one is taking aaaaaages to get back to sleep.  So of course we’re struggling a bit during the daytime, particularly when the boys want me to play whenever I attempt to sit down!

There are some silver linings to be had when you’re being woken up several times throughout the night.  At least we now have a comfy mattress, so I’m not stuck in a ditch in anymore!  I can lie down on our new Emma mattress and feed youngest back to sleep, even if it does take a long time.

unpcking a mattress

Sleeping On A Cloud

The problem with our previous mattress was that the memory foam moulded to our shapes, but never bounced back up again. This left our mattress with two significant ditches that were not comfortable to sleep in at all.  I ended up with pain in the side of my neck and shoulder from not having that comfort.

emma mattress

The king size mattress from Emma is like sleeping on a cloud.  It feels really soft when you initially sit down on it, but when you lie down the mattress distrubutes your weight across the length and it is almost like floating.  The unique construction of the layers of materials really helps the mattress bounce back when you get out of bed, rather than leaving an impression in the bed.

The Unpacking

We ordered the king size Emma mattress and I was a little concerned about how big the box would be.  But I really shouldn’t have worried, it was tightly vacuum packed an boxed into a fairly small, if heavy, cardboard box.

unpacking mattres

Inside the box there is a branded Emma cutting device, which makes it easy to cut the plastic off the mattress without accidentally cutting into the mattress itself.  We placed the mattress onto the bed before opening it and as soon as we started cutting away the plastic you could hear the mattress inflating.  The final depth was a lot more than I had expected looking at how small it was in the packaging, but that’s a good thing!

The Verdict

We love our new matress and with my shoulder and neck on the mend it is so much nicer to go to bed and actually get some sleep.  Rather than lying awake uncomfortable before the inevitable children wake-up begins.

emma mattress

Despite being unsure of how soft it seemed, the mattress is actually really, really comfortable, above my expectations and I’m so pleased with it.  I just need to get the kids to sleep longer so I can enjoy being in bed for even longer!  If you want a fantastic night sleep, check out Emma mattress.

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Emma mattress

* I was provided with this mattress for the purpose of this post, however all opinions are my own.


  1. January 26, 2017 / 10:18 pm

    Oh isn’t it a nightmare when you can’t get a full night’s sleep? Here it’s the dogs that wake us up every night to go out. Sigh.

  2. January 29, 2017 / 10:39 pm

    Oh I love a new mattress it can make the world of difference for comfort and promoting sleep.

  3. February 16, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    I remember when my son was younger he was such a fussy sleeper! But that went away when we bought him a new mattress. It really does make a world of difference!

  4. February 26, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    It’s a good guide to choose a best mattress for kids. I have bought the Tuft & Needle Mattress last month and it’s really a budget friendly mattress.

  5. April 26, 2017 / 10:26 am

    My son is exactly doing this. Crying and not sleeping when he suppose to. Thanks for your advice. I am now trying new mattress and see if it work.

  6. May 26, 2017 / 11:32 am

    Very good detailed guide to choose mattress for kids. Thank u !

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