“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. “
I was really lucky to have the opportunity to review the N:rem foam mattress topper (https://www.nremsleepsystem.co.uk) Just a quick note before I continue with my review, these toppers are no longer available. The topper was sent to me to review what the mattress would be like.
I actually needed a mattress topper because the mattress I was supplied with was hard and made my pain worse so thank you to (https://www.nremsleepsystem.co.uk) for giving me this opportunity and also to Julie from Chronic Illness Bloggers who does a fantastic job at organising everything.
I had tried a few shop bought mattress toppers and had no luck with comfort, reduced pain or improved sleep. What I really liked about this product is that you can tailor it to your needs and it can be easily changed by moving the cubes around. It comes with 3 different types of foam cubes – firm, medium, and soft. You get a certain amount of all three in your mattress, and then you adjust the cubes into whatever set up you need, based on where you get pain etc. The different set ups for the pain is shown in the information leaflet you get. I am using a single topper but the mattress comes in single adjustable, single, double, king, and super king. As the cubes can be freely moved around, if you had a double bed it would be possible to set each side of the mattress according to the set up each person wanted/needed, eg hip pain, back pain etc.
I did find the cubes pretty awkward to get them to fit together nicely and needed my carers help, but that could just be due to my limited mobility. I do find that I have to readjust the cubes every week or so because they tend to move around, however, again, I’m putting that down to me as I am in an electric bed and have to adjust the head and feet part throughout the day. To readjust it only takes two minutes and I don’t have to be off the mattress, so I don’t find it’s a big deal. It does say in the information that the mattress should be flipped every 6 weeks to get the most use out of it without wearing it down unevenly. swapping the cubes around like this does take up some room and I find it easier to do on the floor, but it is definitely worth doing.
Honestly, this product is so comfortable! I can’t say that my sleep has improved, but I have found that my pain isn’t half as awful in the morning as it used to be, and I’m not as stiff. I have seen an improvement in my back pain (which is what my cubes are currently positioned for) and I do find that it is really supportive. As I mentioned a minute ago I have an electric bed, and was cautious to use this as I wasn’t sure if it would work. Luckily the topper works fine with it and it’s so much better than the mattress I was supplied with my electric bed. I have however, had to take away my mattress and use this topper as the only mattress – but this has worked out perfectly for me.
I will also like to note that if you are interested in this mattress, they do offer a payment plan for £1 a night (£30 a month.) You can try the mattress in your home for 100 days and if you’re not happy at the end of that, then you can return the product and receive a refund. Personally, I am very pleased with this product and have a much more comfortable place to rest because of it.