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Leesa Hybrid (Sapira) Mattress Review

The Leesa Hybrid (Sapira) is a luxury hybrid option from Leesa, the makers of the mattress I sleep on.  The Sapira is extremely high quality, but with a higher price point.  If you don’t mind shelling out some extra bucks and like a medium-firm mattress, Sapira is an excellent option to try.

Our Verdict: If you’re looking to invest in a high-quality, luxurious hybrid mattress, then the Leesa Hybrid may be for you. The Leesa Hybrid is medium-firm, with three layers of dense memory foam, making this mattress ideal for back, stomach and side sleepers. The foam layers provide added support and spinal alignment, and when combined with the innerspring coils, the Leesa can adapt to all body types and sleeping styles. As if the Leesa Hybrid wasn’t highly rated enough, it also scored high in edge support and motion transfer, which is why we named it one of the best mattresses for couples.

Who the Leesa Hybrid is Best For

Best For…

May Not be Best For…

Those who want a high-quality, durable mattress 

Stomach and back sleepers and some side sleepers will enjoy the mattress’ medium-firm feel and balance of supportiveness and contouring.

✅Couples with differing sleep positions will appreciate the bed’s excellent prevention of motion transfer

Those who prefer a conforming, all-foam feel. Because this is a hybrid mattress, the bed is not quite as soft as a traditional memory foam and runs medium-firm.

❌Those on a budget.

SUMMARY

The boldest claim that the Leesa Sleep company makes about its high-end Leesa Hybrid (Sapira) mattress? That it delivers “everything you need and nothing you don’t.”

Leesa began as a company of people who couldn’t get enough quality sleep. That motivated them to make better mattresses to do better for as many people as they could. Inspired by that philosophy, Leesa took its timing designing the Leesa Hybrid to create a true luxury hybrid.

The Leesa Hybrid (Sapira) takes whatever is amazing about the regular Leesa mattress and makes it even better if you can imagine. The Leesa Hybrid is a hybrid mattress that was designed to be the luxury version among Leesa offerings.

Because it was meant to feel luxurious, the medium-firm Leesa Hybrid will also cost more than the regular Leesa mattress. For the higher price tag, however, Leesa wants to give you as much quality, comfort, and longevity as possible. See: Leesa coupons

Made of a combination of memory foam and pocket coils, we found the Sapira to have great support around the edges and do very well at isolating motion to give both bed partners the best chance at good sleepy time. The coils and a perforated foam top also encourage air to flow through, boosting your ability to stay cool while you sleep.

Even though it is more expensive, the Leesa Hybrid gives you so much for the money. In quality, materials, and performance, you could easily pay $2000+ for something comparable.

If you want the “best of the best,” the Leesa Hybrid could be your mattress.

HIGHLIGHTS

The Leesa Hybrid (Sapira) has the following features:

  • Luxury model of the Leesa mattress.
  • Claim to fame? Excels at responding quickly to changes in sleep position.
  • Foam top isolates movement better than mattresses with coils alone.
  • Adapts to all body types and sleeping styles (back, side, stomach).
  • The innerspring coils and perforated Avena foam top layer will also help you stay cooler.
  • Discounts for first responders, students, and teachers
  • You can check out the Sapira in person at some Pottery Barn stores
  • In the industry, Leesa is the rare Certified B Company, one that meets the highest standards for social responsibility and environmentally sound practices.

Leesa Hybrid Mattress by Sleeping Positions

Back Stomach Side Combination
✅Foam and coils work together to maintain straight spine

✅Contouring works to relieve back pain

❌Heavyweight back sleepers may experience some sinking/may prefer a firmer mattress

✅Firm enough to keep spine in line and support hips

❌Strict stomach sleepers may want a firmer mattress for added support

✅Provides pressure relief and contours along body curves

❌ Lightweight side sleepers may want a more plush mattress that allows them to sink into the bed more

✅Layers of foam provide motion isolation, great for couples

✅Responsive surface makes it easy to move around

Back sleepers: Back sleepers need a mattress that offers spine alignment and proper lumbar support. The Leesa Hybrid does just that with its combination of foam and coils; it provides phenomenal spine alignment and the coils offer more durable support. See: Best Mattresses for Back Sleepers

Side sleepers: Side sleepers usually need a softer mattress that can cradle their pressure points. The Leesa Hybrid is medium firm, and uses pressure-relieving foam to reduce tension and soreness. Most side sleepers should enjoy this mattress, but some lightweight sleepers may not sink into the bed as much as they’d like to. For more options see our Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers guide. 

Combination Sleepers: There’s a reason the Leesa Hybrid is one of the top contenders for best mattresses for combination sleepers. The Leesa Hybrid has a responsive surface, making it easy to move around on the mattress, and the foam layers eliminate motion transfer. Those who toss and turn or sleep with a partner would fare well on this bed. 

Stomach Sleepers: If you sleep on your stomach, you’d fare well on the responsiveness and supportive Leesa Hybrid. It’s a nice balance of supportive, yet soft, and properly supports the hips to keep them from sinking. See all of our top picks for: Best Mattresses for Stomach Sleepers.

FEATURES

Type

The Leesa Hybrid is a luxury hybrid built with high-density memory foam and over 1,000 pocket springs.

Cooling

Because the Leesa Hybrid is a hybrid, you will get a cooling effect when air moves through the innerspring coils. Similar to a lot of the best cooling mattresses for hot sleepers, the Leesa Hybrid uses a breathable top layer. The Avena foam layer is perforated to increase airflow, which will keep you from overheating.

Firmness

The Leesa Hybrid is a medium firm mattress, more medium than firm. For example, it feels almost like a memory foam mattress on top but has an innerspring coil center that keeps it bouncy and allows you to get in and out without getting stuck.

All told, if you want or need a firm mattress, this one likely isn’t for you.

Edge support

Leesa took edge support seriously when it designed the Leesa Hybrid. The combination of inner coils and high-density foam helps to keep the Leesa Hybrid firm around the edges for sleeping, but not quite as firm and stable when you’re just sitting there putting on clothes or tying your shoes.

Motion transfer

To find the perfect combination, Leesa Hybrid uses both innerspring coils and memory foam. The combo won’t cause you problems, which is kind of the point of a hybrid: There’s a good balance there.

In other words, the wine you’ve strategically placed opposite you while you read in bed will stay in the glass. And you can effectively and peacefully practice your Sleeping Beauty pose even if your partner thrashes about.

CONSTRUCTION

The Leesa Hybrid mattress is made with pocket springs and high performing foams in three different layers.

The cover is cut from a single piece polyester-blend fabric with soft 100% Egyptian cotton stitching.

That fabric covers a top layer made with 1.5 inches of high-density poly foam (Avena Foam). This “comfort layer” has bounce and responds quickly to your shifts in sleep position. It is also drilled through with many small holes to help air flow through it. That helps to keep you cool.  

The middle layer is the “recovery layer” made of 1.5 inches of a 4-pound density memory foam. This slightly softer foam will contour more easily with your body. The idea is the better the contouring, the less tossing and turning you’ll do in an attempt to relieve pressure on the hips, thighs, shoulders or back. That 4-pound density foam is higher than what is normally used in the industry so it should help the mattress wear long and well.

The bottom three layers house the pocket springs and stabilizing foam in the “support layer.” There are 1,000 premium grade, 14-gauge steel springs for core support, sandwiched between two 1-inch layers of highly resilient foam. The individually wrapped coils are great at contouring to the body and relieving pressure along key areas of the body.

The 1-inch high-density foam layers above and below the coils are the type you’d find at the bottom of a hybrid mattress to increase its ability to withstand wear and tear. It’s interesting to note that instead of a thicker, single layer, the Sapira uses two thinner layers.

Read our full guide on the best hybrid mattresses

SPECS

Mattress Size Dimensions Thickness (Profile) Weight
Twin 38″ x 75″ 11″ 75 lbs
Twin XL 38” x 80” 11″ 80 lbs
Full 53” x 75” 11″ 96 lbs
Queen 60” x 80” 11″ 115 lbs
King 76” x 80” 11″ 142 lbs
Cal King 72” x 84” 11″ 142 lbs

Mattress Dimensions don’t differ much as the different sizes of a mattress (Twin-California King) only vary in about an inch or so of one another. Where the Leesa Hybrid is unique is with its 11-inch thickness profile, which is at the top of standard mattress thickness which falls between 8-11 inches. This means that the Leesa Hybrid is a heavier mattress, but also one that contains more layers and more foam, ultimately making the mattress comfier and more supportive.

Because the Leesa Hybrid is heavier than normal beds, you may want to find an extra set of hands to help you transport the mattress to whatever room it’s going in.

BUYING EXPERIENCE

Trial

The Leesa Hybrid trial period is 100 days.  The 100-night trial makes the Leesa Hybrid a low-risk purchase. You can buy it, try it out for a couple of months, and if it doesn’t work, they send somebody to pick it up for you and give you a full refund.

The old mattress is either donated or recycled, depending on what’s available in your area. And you only will be charged for a return if you live outside the lower 48 states in either Alaska or Hawaii.

Warranty

The Leesa Hybrid warranty is a 10-year limited warranty against physical defects like sagging at least 1 inch. If your mattress sags at least one inch, Leesa will replace it for free minus the shipping costs.

Delivery & Setup

The Leesa Hybrid mattress ships free throughout the entire U.S. and usually arrives at your door in 3–10 business days.

The Leesa Hybrid mattress comes compressed, rolled and boxed. You will simply unbox the mattress, unroll it on your foundation, remove the plastic wrapping and watch it grow. Because it weighs over 100 pounds in the queen size, you’ll need a buddy to help you wrestle it onto the foundation. Thankfully, the wait won’t take longer than 2-3 minutes of your time.

Customer service

You can call or chat with the mattress specialists at Leesa about the Leesa Hybrid from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Of course, you also can also email Leesa for more information.

Price

Twin Twin XL Full Queen King California King
$999 $1,099 $1,399 $1,699 $1,899 $1,899

Most direct-to-consumer mattresses are under $1000 for a queen, so the Leesa Hybrid is on the higher end of the industry average. It’s also a higher quality mattress. Whether that extra money is worth it to you to spend depends on your budget and your needs.

The price covers the mattress. As with other foam and hybrid mattresses, you’ll need your own foundation and a flat, strong base at that. Skimping on the base might compromise the Sapira’s structure and support and give you fewer years with it.

Also of note, Leesa’s adjustable base is also super luxe. It has a narrow profile, a motor that quietly hums during adjustments, LED lighting under the bed, and legs that use a telescoping feature to precisely adjust the height of the base.

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CONCLUSION

Leesa is one of the longest-standing direct-to-consumer outfits in the mattress industry. They wanted to add a luxury model to their offerings and designed the Leesa Hybrid (Sapira) to fit that niche.

The Leesa Hybrid was built for comfort and longevity. It earns extremely high marks for spinal alignment. Can you say, “perfect posture,” and “minimal pressure on your hips, back, thighs and shoulders?”

This luxury hybrid mattress will suit most back sleepers save the lightest ones; all but the heaviest stomach sleepers, and all normal to plus-size side sleepers.

The Leesa Hybrid will be firmer and more durable than the original Leesa mattress because it uses stronger materials— both higher-density foam and individually wrapped pocket coils. If you’re hoping to keep your next new mattress for a solid 10 years, Sapira will hold up more readily over that time.

For all the bells and whistles injected into its materials, buying the Leesa Hybrid is quite easy. If it doesn’t suit you, return it for a full refund. If it does suit you, you’ve just bought a fancy mattress that you should be able to count on for a decade. For those reasons, we rate it as having “The Best Rated!”

FAQs: 

What kind of foundation best supports the Leesa Hybrid?

Leesa Hybrid is at its sturdy best when sitting on a firm, flat and sturdy surface. Leesa makes a foundation or you can use a solid platform, a solid box spring, a Bunkie board on a traditional box spring, or a slatted base with the slats close together.

Does the Leesa Hybrid produce any off-gassing when you’re unboxing?

There may be some off-gassing when you first unbox, but this is mild and should dissipate quickly. All of the foams used in the Leesa Hybrid are CertiPUR-US certified meaning they don’t contain harmful chemicals or other heavy metals.

How much weight can the Leesa Hybrid hold?

The Leesa Hybrid can support up to 350 lbs per side of the bed, or 700 lbs total.


Comments (5)

    • I assume you mean the “Serta Vantage Firm.” The Vantage Firm will feel harder on the surface, and it’s a more traditional-feeling mattress. The Sapira is a hybrid (and they don’t just call it a hybrid like the Sertas do). They’re a similar quality overall.

  1. Thanks for the review! My wife and I are trying the Sapira right now. I would say it’s “fairly firm,” about 7 out of 10. I’ve never used a Leesa, but I’m guessing Sapira is a little firmer than Leesa. We like it so far.


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