Warranty: 10 Years
Sleep Trial: 100-Nights
Price Range: $699-$1,199
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Warranty: 10 Years
Sleep Trial: 100-Nights
Price Range: $699-$1,199
Our Verdict: Simply put, Leesa is a great mattress. It is straightforward in its approach to be a comfortable bed for a lot of sleepers. It doesn’t have too many bells and whistles, but it has enough to accommodate you if you have some specific concerns like temperature regulation, edge support or pressure relief. If you’re an average weight sleeper, with average needs, looking for a comfortable, durable mattress, the Leesa is a great choice.
May Not be Best For…
|✅Average weight sleepers
✅Sleepers who like a true medium-firm feel
✅All sleeping positions
|❌Sleepers who want a traditional memory foam feel
❌Strict stomach sleepers
❌Sleepers who love innerspring mattresses
Launched in 2014, Leesa was among the first in a pack of direct-to-consumer, boxed mattress companies to hang an online shingle. 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 Leesa’s three-layer foam construction.
In this review, we will dive into what to expect from the Leesa, who the mattress is best for, and some of its best features. If you’re up in the air and not sure what you want, Leesa is very likely a great choice for you.
The Leesa is a combination foam mattress and is medium-firm. See our list of the Best Firm Mattresses.
Memory foam mattresses earned a bad rap for retaining too much body heat. Better technology—including the egg carton-shaped top foam layer in the Leesa—create a cooler night of shut-eye for you.
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 mattresses 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 sinkage.
A couple’s harmony in the bedroom is important, and sleep is an important part of that harmony. The foam used in the Leesa will sink down when you sit on the edge of the mattress, but you won’t 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.
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. Speaking of couples and motion isolation, Leesa also made our list of the best mattresses for sex!
|✅Fills in the lower back for support
✅Enough sinkage without feeling stuck
|✅Does a good job supporting hips and keeping the spine aligned||❌May experience some pressure in shoulders||✅Easy to move around on|
Back Sleepers: If you’re a back sleeper, you need proper support for your spine and neck. The Leesa mattress more than delivers on this quality; with a medium firmness level, this bed does a great job of supporting your back and maintaining spine alignment. Because this is a firmer memory foam bed, you get that firmness sweet spot of just enough cushioning combined with durable support.
Stomach Sleepers: Stomach sleepers require a mattress that supports and elevates their hips in order to prevent any sinkage that could cause the spine to curve. They also need a bed that keeps pressure off of their chest and shoulders. Luckily, this memory foam bed provides just support to keep the spine aligned, while also contouring to your curves so you feel well-supported and comfortable throughout the night.
Side Sleepers: Pressure relief and contouring are key features side sleepers should look for in a mattress. Because they sleep on their side, their hips and shoulders tend to take the majority of their weight. The Leesa mattress does feature a comfort layer of contouring memory foam that works to cradle the body, but some side sleepers may want a softer mattress for added pressure relief.
Combination Sleepers: Most average weight combination sleepers will enjoy the Leesa mattress. The memory foam layers work to isolate motion and the top layer does an excellent job of responding to your movements. If you change positions throughout the night, the Leesa will ensure you’re supported no matter where you shift to.
The Leesa is an all-foam mattress that excels in support, cooling features, and pressure relief to the body.
Top Layer: 2-inch layer made of cooling foam that keeps sleepers cool and responds to their movement. It’s called “LSA200 foam” and mimics the feel of latex. Most foam beds don’t do a great job of keeping you cool so this is a big pro for the Leesa. Also, the way the foam responds to movement means the mattress is a good fit for all sleep positions—back, side or stomach. It is one of our top picks for the best mattresses for back pain.
Second Layer: A 2-inch second comfort layer is made up of contouring memory foam, which cradles the body and provides significant pressure relief.
Base Layer: The 6-inch bottom layer is the densest layer of the three. The polyfoam layer makes up the core support of the mattress, sturdy enough to enhance the structure of the Leesa. The support foam is 3-pound density, which will withstand everyday use. Anything flimsier than 3 pounds will not withstand the long haul.
|Twin||Twin XL||Full||Queen||King||Cal King|
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.
71 pounds for the queen
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.
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 go 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. See: Leesa vs. Purple Mattress
Leesa also 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 a solid base or a foundation strong enough to support both the Leesa and the sleeper.
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 your old mattress, you can pay another $50 for that service.
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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 other versions 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. Check out our other luxury mattress picks.
The Leesa is constructed to hold up to 300 pounds
You have several options on where to place your Leesa mattress. A solid platform, a box foundation, a bunkie board on top of a traditional box spring or a slatted base.
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