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Leesa Mattress Review

The Leesa is my personal mattress of choice.  You’ll currently find this mattress in my bedroom.  Leesa has done a really nice job of offering a very high quality mattress at an affordable price.  I’m a big fan of their constant pursuit of mattress innovation.  Read on to understand why this was my personal pick.

SUMMARY

Ahhh, my Leesa.  Leesa was among the first in a pack of direct-to-consumer, boxed mattress companies to hang an online shingle. It launched in 2014.

Though dozens have followed in their steps, ramping up the stakes, Leesa still does a top-notch job delivering the goods—namely a mattress to fulfill the desires of that wide variety of sleepers in the middle, known as the average sleeper.

The Leesa can accommodate many people and I think they do it at a reasonable price. The Leesa company can accommodate a lot of customers and do it efficiently. That’s what you get from a company that led the charge into the online mattress-selling space.

The company founders were bad sleepers looking for a fix to their own problems. They reached out to a mattress-making friend and the rest, according to the cliché, is history.

Leesa asked first, “What’s wrong with mattresses today? How can we build a better one so people can get some sleep?” The answer they got was to get rid of the stuff that made mattresses expensive but didn’t really serve the goal of helping people sleep better.

They attacked some of the problems sleepers face—pain at pressure points like the hips and shoulders, poor spinal alignment, mattresses that held on heat—by developing and combining different types of foam that could deliver relief for all of those things in some measure.

Core strength, pressure relief, cooling, bounce—it’s all there in the Leesa’s three-layer foam construction.

And Leesa offers a risk-free experience. Get the mattress with free shipping. Take 100 days to figure out if you like it. Send it back for free. Sit comfortably on that 10-year warranty.

Also, sit comfortably knowing Leesa doesn’t just care about your sleep and selling mattresses. Leesa executes a company philosophy for social responsibility that any business would be proud to replicate.

If you’re up in the air and not sure what you want, Leesa is very likely a great choice for you.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Leesa put many cool features into its mattress and its business model:

  • Engineered for the average sleeper with medium firmness.
  • Versatile in that it adapts to all sleep positions and most body types.
  • Egg carton-shaped top layer of foam is great for airflow & keeping you cool.
  • Went through 200 prototypes to develop the responsive, cool Avena top layer.
  • Foam contours to your body, but still bounces so you don’t get stuck.
  • Foams in the Leesa mattresses are CertiPUR-US® certified.
  • Free shipping, 100-night trial period, free returns (except Alaska, Hawaii).
  • One of the highest-rated mattresses, by professionals & customers on market.
  • The Leesa can work atop a West Elm mattress foundation.
  • You can look at the Leesa at a Pottery Barn store.
  • Made in the USA.
  • Discounted rates for military, first-responders, students & teachers year round.
  • Donates one mattress for every 10 sold to charities like homeless shelters.
  • Plants one tree for every mattress they sell as an Arbor Day Foundation partner.
  • Leesa is a certified B Corp, which signals it meets “rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

A well-rounded option: Leesa packs a lot of high quality features into a mattress that will be a great fit for the majority of the population

FEATURES

Type

The Leesa is a combination foam mattress in medium firm.

Cooling

Memory foam mattresses earned a bad rap for retaining too much body heat. Better technology—included the egg carton-shaped top foam layer in the Leesa—create a cooler night of shut-eye for you.

Firmness

The Leesa is considered a medium firm mattress. Because Leesa was striving to appeal to the most sleepers, regardless of how they slept, the firmness level also hits the middle of the pack.

In other words, if you want a fluffy cloud of a mattress, the Leesa won’t suit you. And if you want to sleep on something super firm, this won’t do it for you either.

Old-school foam mattress also earned a bad rap for swallowing sleepers. You’d sink in and get stuck and they’d have to send in a search party after you. The Avena foam in the top layer has a lot of bounce to it. It responds quickly to your movements so you’re able to move and get out of it without any problems.

Edge support

The foam used in the Leesa will sink down when you sit on the edge of the mattress, but you want slip off. The third layer of foam does a great job keeping its structure.

That means sleeping on the edges won’t be a problem either. There’s enough give to cradle the body so you avoid feeling like you’re pressing down on your back, thighs, hips and shoulders. Less pressure, less pain, better sleep.

Motion transfer

Couple harmony in the bedroom is important. Sleep is important to couple harmony. Ergo, being able to sleep close to your beloved without them waking you up when they go for a drink of water is mission critical.

The way the layers of foam all provide either structure or contouring means the Leesa does a pretty good job isolating movement. In other words, if your partner gets out of bed to use the potty in the middle of the night, you might feel a slight jiggle, but you’re probably not waking up.

CONSTRUCTION

The Leesa mattress is made with three layers of high-quality foam that deliver airflow, contouring pressure relief and core support.

The 2-inch top layer is made of cooling foam that promotes airflow and responds to your every movement. It’s called “LSA200 foam” and mimics the feel of latex.  Also, the way the foam responds to movement means the mattress is a good fit for all sleep positions—back, side or stomach.

The 2-inch second layer is made up of contouring memory foam, which cradles the body and provides significant pressure relief.

The 6-inch bottom layer is the most dense layer of the three. The poly foam layer makes up the core support of the mattress, sturdy enough to enhance the structure of the Leesa. The foam is 3-pound density, which will withstand everyday use. Anything flimsier than 3 pounds will not withstand the long haul.

Leesa Layers: Comfort and recovery layers built on top of the 6 inch support layer

SPECS

Here is a breakdown of the Leesa specifications:

Dimensions

  • Twin: 39″ x 75″
  • Twin XL: 36” x 80”
  • Full: 53” x 75”
  • Queen: 60” x 80”
  • King: 76” x 80”
  • Cal King: 72” x 84”

Weight

71 pounds for the queen

Thickness

10 inches

One interesting note about the 10-inch thickness, there was an experiment done on the mattress that simulated 10 years of use and wear. After the experiment, the Leesa had lost none of its thickness.  It was still doing its job.

BUYING EXPERIENCE

Trial

You have roughly three months to road test the Leesa foam mattress. You need to sleep on the mattress for at least 30 of that 100-night trial period before you can return it. It takes time for people to get used to a new mattress and for the mattress to break in. Thirty days goes fast.

If you do return it, you will get a full refund. One note, Leesa ships to all 50 states, but people living in Alaska and Hawaii will have to pay $100 to return it.

Leesa is a certified B Company, which gives out its certification to the most socially responsible companies only. If you return the mattress, Leesa will donate it to a local charity that needs it.

Coming and going, you accept very little risk to try the Leesa mattress.

Warranty

Leesa offers a 10-year full-replacement warranty. For 10 years, if the mattress shows a defect, unrelated to wear and tear, Leesa will repair or replace it. There’s no fee for that. Also, the mattresses work best on solid base or a foundation strong enough to support both the Leesa and the sleeper.

Example 1: Your mattress develops a sag of at least 1 inch even while it rested atop a proper, flat foundation. COVERED.

Example 2: You stained your mattress in Year 5 and it’s starting to bug you. NOT COVERED.

Delivery & Setup

One of the original boxed mattresses comes compressed and rolled into, you guessed it, a box! (15” x 15” x 45” for a queen).  Open the box. Take it out of the box. Free it from its plastic wrapping. Watch it expand. Have a drink while you’re at it. Enjoy. Done.

Leesa promises to deliver within 3-6 business days after receiving your order. Shipping is free to all 50 states.

In some locations, you can also pay for white glove delivery. Someone else will bring the mattress and set it up for you and take away the packaging. If you want them to also remove you old mattress, you can pay another $50 for that service.

Leesa delivers to your door

Mattress on your doorstep: Leesa will deliver your mattress to your house, rolled in a box. Unpack it, unroll it, open the wrap and your bed comes to life.

Customer Service

You can reach the Leesa “Customer Care Team” every single day—Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST; Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

Feel free to chat up the reps from the website during these hours. You can also email anytime.

Price

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$$0-500
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$$$$$2,500 – $5,000
$$$$$$5,000+

That range is reasonable compared to other quality mattresses. When the online store saves money by avoiding a brick-and-mortar setup, the customer benefits. Even though Leesa doesn’t have its own retail space, you don’t have to buy before you try. You can go to any West Elm or Pottery Barn store to check out the mattress.

Leesa also sells its own foundations, one designed for this mattress. It’s $295 and, in quality, compares to something you’d buy out of an actual mattress store.

This is an upgrade for Leesa, which did not sell a matching foundation when it first came out. You can also buy another brand so long as it has a rigid base. That is important to keep the structure of the foam mattress strong and healthy for a long time.

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CONCLUSION

There are few things we can bank on in the world, but the Leesa comes very close to being a sure-fire hit for average sleepers who need a new mattress.

I’ve tested the Leesa more than any other mattress out there(I test it nightly!). I’ve had dozens of opportunities to change my recommendation with all of these new mattress start-ups, but between the Leesa being very comfortable and them being one of the biggest and oldest companies in the space, I see no reason to change my mind.

Even looking at other reviews on other platforms, across the board, Leesa rates very highly due to strong edge support, the memory foam’s ability to relieve pressure and how quickly it responds and resettles you into the mattress when you move about.

Leesa also offers a luxury version (Sapira) to compliment this well rounded, every man/woman mattress, but we’re confident most people will embrace the Leesa as a purchase they won’t regret. 

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  1. We’ve had the Leesa for 11 nights, I was hoping I was going to sleep well on it however I’m tossing and turning all night. Do you think I’m still adjusting and there’s hope? My husband slept like a baby from day 1. I’m a bit gutted because we got it for me, to improve my sleep. Think I might buy a memory foam pillow see if that helps. Or shall I send it back and try a different company.

    • If it feels a little too firm, I’d expect it to get a little softer over the course of the next couple weeks. That’s typical of foam mattresses, and why most companies recommend keeping a mattress for a few weeks before deciding on an exchange.

  2. Do you have any recommendations for mattress protectors. I’m looking for one specifically for the Leesa (which I love), that is also waterproof (specifically to pets), and reasonably priced, and holds up to regular washings, and also stays cool as this is one of the great things about the Leesa which we don’t want to lose.

    • The one I use is called the bedgear Dri-Tec. It’s a great protector, but I’m not a fan of the company behind it.

      Story time: I approached them at Las Vegas furniture market because at the time two of my affiliates sold their products, and I wanted to chat with them about their products. They stopped me at the door of their empty booth, and when I explained who I was and what I wanted to discuss, they sneered “We don’t do e-commerce, thanks anyway” in the most sarcastic voice they could muster and sent me away.

      They were just standing there, guarding the entryway, with nobody inside, and didn’t seem to care that I had an audience of a million people a year I could tell about their product.

      Unfortunately (for me, I guess), their product is just so damn good that I recommend it anyway, if you can find it.

      It looks like Bed Bath and Beyond has it on their website, but not in the queen size. You can also buy it directly from bedgear.

  3. We bought a “Tuft and Needle” and we’ve had it not quite a year I think. But the foam breaks down after wear. I loved it at first and now I’d never buy one again. The edges are very spongey and we both have bad backs and at first it was great, now not so. I am glad I found your web page. How long have you had your lease mattress? Thank you for listening

    • I’ve had my Leesa for almost 3 years now. I actually intend to write an updated article soon.

      It’s still in good shape. It’s not in exactly the same shape as when I got it, but it’s still very comfortable. It’s comfortable enough that I keep it as my primary mattress despite mattress companies offering me their mattresses for free for review. I could request a king from any of them and make it my primary mattress, but I’m still happy with the Leesa after all this time.

    • I don’t ship mattresses at all. If you’re asking if Leesa ships to Japan, I don’t think they do, but you can ask them.

  4. Hi, I bought a Leesa queen-size two years ago and have liked it until recently — I apparently fall asleep on my side, the mattress accommodates, and then i wake up in the morning on my back in a giant trough, in pain.
    Do you have any ideas on what to add to the bed to make it — I don’t even know what it needs — less soft on top and less remembery (the memory foam)? I’m in so much pain but can’t imagine paying another $1000 so soon.
    Thank you!

    • There’s not much you can do to make a mattress feel firmer. Maybe a thinner, high density latex topper on top. You might also want to contact the company to make sure there’s no warranty issue. It just being a little too soft isn’t a warranty issue, but if it’s actually sagging, that could be a warranty claim.

  5. In your opinion, will sleeping on the leesa before it’s firmed up 100% ruin it? I’m tempted to wait a week before using it.

    • A week?

      Just give it a few hours. I don’t recommend sleeping on it within minutes of unboxing it. I don’t know about “ruining” it, but it’s better to let it fully expand. But again, that’s a matter of a few hours.

  6. Was glad to have found your site and your excellent review of Leesa. I am approaching the end of my trial period with Leesa and am still on the fence. It is much better than the previous bed-in-a-box I tried (Endy) in that it doesn’t sleep hot and I don’t feel “stuck” in the mattress. While Endy was too soft I’m concerned Leesa might be a little too firm (Apparently I have Goldilocks syndrome). I am considering getting a topper or mattress pad to soften things up, but my question is does putting something on top of one of these mattresses kind of defeat the purpose of buying one? Do I lose the support and body-contouring capabilities of the memory foam by adding a topper or pad on top? Thanks!

    • Putting something on top of the mattress does not defeat the purpose. If a mattress is too firm, it’s a sensible thing to do, especially if it’s just a little too firm. Also, if the mattress continues to soften a little more, let’s say a few years from now, you can just take away the topper.

      I’ve had my Leesa for over 2 years now, and during the first 6 months or so I thought it was just a little too firm, but it has since settled into being just about perfect.

  7. how would you compare the Leesa firmness to the medium firm of the love and sleep. We like the idea of more than one firmless to select from. But we like the sounds of the Leesa. We do not like over firm. We have slept on the same full motion water bed for 31 years. Looking for something easier to get out of

    • Overall, they’re a pretty similar firmness.

      They will feel a bit different because of the types of foam used. The Leesa has a little more “bounce” to it in the surface layer and feels just a tiny bit firmer to me.

  8. Thank you for your review of the Leesa mattress. I have been sleeping on Tempurpedic mattresses for about 6 years; I absolutely loved it at the beginning, but have progressively become more and more uncomfortable in my sleep on this mattress. How can that happen? My complaints are largely the two that you outlined above; the quicksand feel and sleeping hot, but also have added shoulder pain (as I am a side sleeper) to the list as of late. These complaints have progressed to a point that I am almost desperate to purchase a new mattress. I am thinking about trying the Leesa and have a couple of questions for you. #1) Can I put the Leesa mattress on top of the current boxsprings that I am using for my Tempurpedic? and #2) Do you recommend or have any information on the sleep number bed? (I slept once on an air mattress as an overnight guest and I slept like a baby!?) Please give your reasons why and why not, Thank you!

    • 1) The Leesa can be used on the Tempurpedic foundation

      2) I feel Sleep Number is very expensive for an air mattress. The whole draw is that you can change the firmness of the mattress, but once you’ve found the correct firmness, you won’t use that feature. Instead, you just have a lot of extra moving parts to worry about.

  9. Great article.
    I just bought 2mattresses. One from Costco with a frame. Gel foam. Queen size It was great from the start.
    Then went to Darvin and bought a king bed with a bix spring and mattress.
    Did not read the fine print. First night sleep. Awful. Bad Bev and head pain. Very stiff.
    Called right away. Was told have rocdleep on it 30 to 60 days! Told them that could not happen. They will exchange with a restock 20% fee.
    Not happy.
    So have a bed frame. I think it has slats.
    Can I put a leesa on that.

    • If the slats are close together, it will work. I don’t know what your bed frame looks like, so I can’t tell you for sure, but the slats need to be 3 inches apart at the most (and closer is better). Otherwise, you’ll need to get a boxspring.

  10. Hi, is the Leesa mattress one-sided? Meaning, can you flip it over or only turn it 360? From the architecture diagrams that I’ve seen, seems that the top has to remain the top

    • Yes. Virtually all mattresses these days are one-sided. They’re built with a definite bottom layer for support, and softer layers on top for comfort.

  11. the white decorative lines on the mattress have meaning or just decoration? do they go to the top of the mattress or the bottom?

    • Just decoration.

      They go at the “bottom,” but since you’re supposed to rotate your mattress every once in a while, they’ll sometimes be at the top. They’re opposite the law tag, and the law tag is generally considered the “top” of the mattress (or at least that’s how it is in retail showrooms, for aesthetic purposes).

  12. Thank you for doing all of the research. I have been reading from many sites and you seem to have the best info for back problems. I am 5’4″ 125lbs and have issues with lower back pain, and neck pain. I suspect much of this is coming from sleeping on an old mattress (too embarrassed to reveal how old).

    I am curious if you have done any research on the Purple mattress and how you think it would compare to the Lessa. I like to fall asleep on my back but often find myself on my stomach (currently with a lot of pain). So I suspect that I prefer my stomach/side.

    Thank you for your opinion!

    • I haven’t tried it and my initial impression is that the Purple is kind of gimmicky. The comfort layer is fairly thin. That said, it seems to get good reviews, so it’s probably fine, just not for me.

  13. Hello! I found your blog very helpful. I just ordered a Leesa as a birthday present for my wife. (She asked for it as a gift, but will still be excited/surprised!) We have an older Queen bed frame, with a split queen box spring. Based on all that I’ve read, in your blog and otherwise, we’ll need an alternative box spring solution. Based on reviews, it’s difficult to find bunkie boards or mattress foundations that truly have slats no more than 3″ apart. I’m considering this option as a solution:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00X6HZCJI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3MHEO2YHSZ3I9&coliid=I1RQAR5I8HT6BL&psc=1

    What do you think?

    Thank you!

  14. I found this to be a thoughtfully written and helpful review, but please bear in mind (second line) that women also sell mattresses.

  15. After reading your review, i would surely like to try Leesa Mattresses and if it does not suit me then I can return it within 100 days. I think it has a good deal.

  16. Does the mattress have to stay in the plastic bag if being returned? Can it be completely opened, removed from its packaging, and used like a normal mattress before returning? I feel there’s a “catch” in there somewhere and it concerns me. I don’t plan on returning it, but since the ‘return policy’ is such a big deal/bonus, I want to make absolutely sure. I’ve texted Leesa on Facebook to see…

  17. Ok first off, great article and responses time to people’s questions. I had a question regarding the Leesa mattress cover. We took it off and washed it. It didn’t even dawn on us that we weren’t suppose to do that, the zipper goes all around the entire mattress and makes it super easy to remove. Now, we were smart enough to wash the cover in cold water and air dry. Putting the cover back on was far more Of a challenge. I feel like it’s not on quite right or it possibly shrank a little despite my cold water and air dry with zero heat. The cover definitely feels tighter along the edges I think. Also while the cover was off, I laid on the bed (aka just foam layers and fire retardant mesh cover). Wow the mattress responds better without the cover on and feels much much cooler. Lying on my back with the cover on, my feet don’t really sink or contour at all. With the cover off, my heels sink in slightly. It just counters your body immediately without the cover. With the cover I can’t decide if it’s doing it at all (and I weigh 185). Also, The Leesa mattress cover I always felt was too thick to make those fancy air channels in the aveno foam matter at all. With the cover off, you can feel air flowing out when you change positions.

    With this said, can I just leave the cover off? So the fitted sheet would be over the mattress fire retardant layer. Thoughts? Does the Leesa cover keep the foam layers from expanding further and becoming misshapen? Right now I can feel all movement bc it puts sheering force on the Leesa cover and moves my body

    • This is a question I haven’t had before.

      One problem is that the foam will be exposed to moisture, which can cause them to break down more easily. At the very least I’d recommend using a mattress protector between the mattress and sheets. You may want to contact Leesa to see what they have to say about it, though, since that’s a very interesting question.

  18. What are your recommendations to the Lessa sleeping hot? Plus it has been a week and the mattress is not a full 10 inches. Wondering if that may make it sleep hot?

  19. Hi,
    I’m a grad student (aka low on funds), but am tired of cheap ikea mattresses. I’m 5′ 1.5” and about 110 lbs (although I’ve been even lighter in the past) and a side sleeper with scoliosis and some neck and back pain. A friend of mine loves his Helix. Previously I had a cheap mattress with a $120ish 3” Costco memory foam topper and this was almost too soft and I got really hot, especially if I used warm blankets. How does Helix compare to Leesa or TN for a petite side sleeper?

  20. I weigh 150 lbs., and usually prefer a pillowtop feel. If the Leesa is still too firm after 4-6 weeks, are there any memory foam toppers you would recommend? Sometimes I wake up feeling refreshed, sometimes not so much. But its only been a week, so more time is needed I’m sure. Also, will having more sheets and/or covers on the bed reduce the Leesa’s ability to conform to the body? Thanks!

    • If you prefer kind of a fluffy feel like some pillowtops, I might recommend something like a featherbed or a thick wool topper rather than memory foam. Otherwise, I don’t have any specific suggestions for toppers.

  21. Great site – Reading through these comments has been so helpful in narrowing down our options for buying a new queen memory foam mattress.

    We started our search in store, but have realized that there are many great alternatives when buying online (the main disadvantage obviously not being able to test things out before purchasing). That being said, we’d love a little advice as to which mattress(es) you might recommend.

    We’re coming from a traditional Sealy innerspring, which is fairly firm. Our tendency is to go more firm (since that’s what we’ve been used to), but have learned that firmer doesn’t necessarily mean more support.

    In store, we tried a Serta Radiance Gold and several Tempupedics, including the Contour Elite (firm) and Flex Supreme Breeze (medium).

    Since we’re new to memory foam and have never slept on it before, it’s hard to know what firmness or specific surface might be best. My guess is that something between the Contour Elite and Flex Supreme Breeze might be most preferable in terms of firmness, although we feel we might be able to adapt a bit assuming our comfort is better overall.

    We’re both combo back/side sleepers, 140/170 lbs. My wife has been using a wedge pillow to help with reflux issues.

    Other considerations are edge support – she’s complained about sliding off of a few models we tried in store, so we might prefer something with above average edge support. We’ve also been impressed by some of the longer warranties being offered, and by some mattresses using more plant-based/Eco-friendly foams.

    The mattresses I’ve been considering buying at this point are the Loom and Leaf (relaxed firm?), Amerisleep Revere or Liberty (not sure which firmness), the Novaform Deluxe Comfort or Serafina Pearl Gel (both $650 at Costco, Serafina is top rated by Consumer Reports), or possibly the Leesa which is popular on this site.

    We’re also looking to upgrade our base – right now we’re on an old slatted wooden futon frame, which I know isn’t ideal for most mattresses.

    Thanks so much for any advice you may have!

    • For the mattress, you have way too many criteria you’re looking at for me to help you narrow it down, especially since a lot of them are contradictory. For example, you say you like eco-friendly foams, but then you list half a dozen mattresses you liked that don’t use eco friendly foams. You’re also looking at a pretty big range of prices.

      The Leesa may very well be a decent option for you, and it hits about half of the criteria you’re looking at, but it’s really impossible to say for sure. Luckily, that’s where the free trial comes in, so it may be worth a shot, but I suspect no matter what mattress you pick, you’ll be able to find something wrong with it, based on the list of things you’re looking for.

      The one thing I can recommend is the foundation, though. With your wife’s reflux issues, an adjustable base makes a lot of sense. All of the mattresses you’re looking at are designed to work with adjustable bases, and there are a lot of other benefits other than just reflux. If you like to read in bed, for example, you can have your head up and raise the feet a bit. The nicer ones even have massage features.

  22. We are in need of a new King bed. We like the idea of the leesa, but is it good for heavy people. Collectively we are close to 550lbs and add a kid or two, weight can get over 600 lbs. Will the Leesa support this? Also in looking at platform beds, most are only rated to 500lbs.. any suggestions? We want to keep the bed at a low profile. Thanks!!

    • That may be pushing the limits of the Leesa, especially over the long run. A strong Latex mattress might hold up better, though they tend to be more expensive.

      I don’t have any particular suggestions for platform beds, unfortunately. The nicer ones should be sturdier, though.

  23. I’m a 75 year-old, 200 pound male and have some slight joint issues. I’ve been sleeping on my Queen Leesa for about a month and sleeping like a rock. Also, I did buy the instant foundation from Amazon, put it together in an hour and it’s working out great.
    No pain when I get out of bed in the AM. My curves do sink in a bit, which I like, but there’s a definite feeling of support under that. I’m a back and side sleeper. Given their warranty, I see no reason to not give it a try. I’m loving mine. It took me a long time to get up the courage to try it. Now, I’m glad I took the plunge. Good luck and good sleeping, everyone. (My foxhound loves it too, but I wish she’d quit kicking me.)

  24. This is a great article. I am considering this mattress, but I have two big concerns that maybe you can help me with. First of all, we want to buy a king size mattress, but we have an extremely narrow staircase with plenty of sharp turns that make it almost impossible to get anything over a twin size up to our bedroom. It looks like the Leesa would be perfect for that since it comes vacuum packed, but I’m wondering if you know whether it will be easy for us to get it rolled back up again in case we need to get it out of the room someday.
    Also, we currently have an Ikea bedframe with wooden slats. Would this type of mattress work on wooden slats or would we have to change to something else. If we need to change to something else, do you have any recommendations, keeping in mind how difficult it is to get things up our steps? Any advise would be greatly appreciated!
    Thanks again for your great review!

    • 1) You won’t be able to roll the mattress back up into a box like it comes in, but you can fold the thing like a taco and it won’t hurt it.

      2) The Ikea bed is kind of iffy. If you have the slats that arch upwards, those aren’t really good for memory foam. If they’re the flat ones that are more rigid, that may work as long as the slats are close enough together. You don’t want a gap bigger than about 2.5 inches.

  25. I’ve finally decided that I’m enough of an adult to have a guest room and my own room, so I figured that my current Queen set would become the guest set and I’d splurge for a King set for my room. Reading through, it sounds like the Leesa might be an excellent option, but I’d love your opinion since a huge factor in the size change is the number of sleepers on my bed each night–

    I’m 5’8″ and 135lbs
    My boyfriend is ~5’10” maybe 175lbs
    By lab is ~60 lbs
    My puppy is currently 15 lbs but will likely grow to at least 45
    His adolescent dog is going to get to 50 (I’m guessing)
    And then there’s a cat..

    Obviously it’s quite a full spot in the evenings and it seems as though weight might be a factor in choosing the Leesa. I’m planning on building a platform frame for ease of dogs getting on and off and to alleviate the cost of both a frame and boxspring. My boyfriend and I are both fans of firmer mattresses (we both have back issues that spark up from time to time) but I’m also a graduate student so I can’t throw a bunch of money into a super high-end mattress.

    Thoughts?

    • It’s certainly a good place to start, especially if you prefer mattresses a little on the firmer side. It’s not rock-hard, but of the people that return it, more people do so because it’s too firm than they do too soft. In any case, it’s a low-risk purchase because if you don’t like it you can return it for a full refund and iterate from there.

      That said, the vast majority end up keeping it, and you’re basically the ideal demographic for a mattress like this. It’s a good mid-range mattress for a reasonable price and good customer service policies to back it up, and there’s little hassle.

      The one thing I’d definitely recommend though is a mattress protector. You don’t need one of the pets drooling or urinating on the mattress, ruining it.

  26. Can you use a conventional box spring with the Leesa? Will the box spring have to have a hard board put over the top to make it work?

    I just bought a new box spring for a mattress that is terrible..

    thanks

  27. We just purchased a king-sized Leesa to go on top of an Ikea platform bed. While we’re waiting for our mattress to arrive, we’d like to shop for a good quality sheet sheet. (We already took your advice and plan to order the Lucid waterproof mattress protector from Amazon.com.) Do you have any recommendations for sheets? We don’t want something crazy expensive but just good quality that will fit correctly on the Leesa mattress.

    • I don’t have any specific recommendations for sheets. The few direct-to-consumer ones I’ve tried have all been way too expensive for what you get and don’t feel that nice. I’m extremely happy with the ones I got from Bed Bath and Beyond, but they’re not sold there anymore.

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