“ Brand: The Dreams „
After I had my first child I started suffering from back pain. During a week-long visit to my mother in law's house I found that my back tension improved while staying in her bed, which I put down to the mattress as I was still carrying little one around as often as ever. After returning home and lying on our own mattress it felt like lying on the floor and trying to sleep there. So we decided to invest in a Memory Regal mattress instead, as we were due to get a new one anyway. Memory foam is a must in our family as my husband and I both suffer from allergies, and it is usually hypo-allergenic with anti-microbial properties. The Dreams Memory Regal Gold Airflow mattress is marketed as a luxurious mattress and I can't disagree there. It feels firm but bouncy when you lie on it and apparently the memory foam was designed by NASA. This mattress is 10 inches in depth with soft hand tufted top. The brand claims that the mattress helps to reduce water retention. I can't comment on any of these things except that the depth is apparent; when I lie on this mattress I feel like I am sinking into layers of firm blankets, rather than a hard base or feeling springs as with our last mattress. The Regal mattress certainly lives up to it's name. I feel like royalty when I lie on it. It is firm enough to help me straighten my back at night, though it took me a while to learn to sleep in it on my side. On our previous mattress my arm would sink into it a bit when I lay on my side, so I'd end up sleeping with my head curled downwards. This is actually a terrible posture to sleep in. On the Regal mattress, I can't lie that way without feeling supremely uncomfortable. I have to lie on my side with a straight spine and use my pillow properly instead of bunching it up under my head. This mattress will set you back at least £119.99, depending where you buy it from. I don't think that's too steep a cost for a good night's sleep every night, improved posture, and as far as mattresses generally cost anyway. We bought our's from a mattress stockist online, but be careful if you use one of these as some of them sell mattresses that mimic Dreams brand but aren't actually legit. The price includes a 5 year warranty though I can't imagine we will ever need to trade the mattress; it is sturdy and thick enough that I doubt even a great weight could break it or damage it properly. For these reasons, I give it 5 stars.