Now before you read any further, this post is not about some giant teddy bear that I’ve swapped in to replace Pete! I am in fact talking about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep and introducing German mattress brand “Bruno” who have recently launched here in the UK.
I’m a fastidiously fussy sleeper, it has to be pitch black and super quiet for me to even stand a chance of getting any shut eye. Couple this with our late night/early rise routines (we normally aim to be in bed between midnight and 00.30, with the alarm going off for Pete’s work at 05.30), it means we’ve just generally adapted over the years to life without much sleep.
Despite that, I do LOVE bed. I mean who doesn’t, right? And being comfortable and warm is about as important as it gets. Finding the right mattress is incredibly important on so many levels, not least to ensure you get a good night’s sleep but because the wrong mattress can cause a lifetime of serious health issues – ever found yourself on holiday and collapsed onto the bed only to find the softness of it swallows you whole, or the hardness of it makes your bones feel like they’re going to break? Both have happened to me and in some heftily priced hotels too, not what I would expect at all.
Bruno’s mission is to make the best mattress in the world which to me seems like a pretty ambitious target, yet they’ve adapted the Goldilocks mantra to serve their purpose (“not too hard, not too soft, just right”) and promise that if you weigh between 50kg and 110kg, the Bruno mattress will adapt optimally to your body using their sophisticated weight distribution formula.
The construction takes 3 parts – a 100% cotton cover which is machine washable (yay! – how many of you wash your mattress covers?! Not that many I bet, me neither!); underneath a 3cm layer of air permeable 100% natural rubber and finally a foam core consisting of 7 zones, ensuring a long lifespan of the mattress.
Bruno is the brainchild of German duo Felix Baer and Andreas Bauer. Fed up of poor quality sleep after long shifts at tech startups a few years ago, they realised the key issue was shoddy mattresses and decided to develop their own. Manufactured sustainably in Germany and distributed solely by them, this meant they could keep costs to the consumer low whilst still excelling in the quality we come to expect from a German-made product (although as I’m a quarter German, I may be slightly biased 😉
Now Bruno has come to the UK, offering free delivery, a 30 day return policy so you can try the mattress from the comfort of your own home, and a 10 year guarantee. With prices ranging from £400 for a single to £750 for a super king, it’s extremely competitively priced and I think they may just be well on their way to that best mattress in the world tag. You can find out more about Bruno and order online at their website.
This is a collaborative post but all words, thoughts and opinions are my own.