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Leesa vs. Helix Mattress Comparison

Our Review Process | Disclosure

 

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Quick Summary – Leesa vs. Helix

Leesa has been in business since 2014. The brand’s flagship mattress, known as the Leesa, features comfort layers of polyfoam and memory foam, along with a support core of high-density polyfoam. The mattress is considered ‘Medium,’ or 5 on the 1-10 firmness scale.

Helix Sleep launched in 2015, and currently offers hybrid mattresses. We’ve selected the Helix Midnight, a memory foam hybrid with ‘Medium’ (5.5) firmness, for this comparison with the Leesa. The Helix Midnight is offered in ‘Standard’ and ‘Luxe’ designs. The Standard model is built with a memory foam comfort layer, transitional polyfoam layer, and a single-gauge pocketed coil support core reinforced with high-density polyfoam. The Luxe model includes an additional memory foam comfort layer; the pocketed coils are zoned (multi-gauge), as well.

Please note: Leesa and Helix sell other mattresses in addition to the beds listed above.

  • Leesa offers the Sapira, a memory foam hybrid.
  • Helix offers five other memory foam hybrids that are offered in Standard and Luxe models: the Sunset, Moonlight, Dusk, Twilight, and Dawn. The brand also offers two dual-firmness hybrid beds, the Dual Balanced and Dual Extra; and a hybrid model designed for heavier individuals that is known as the Nightfall.

This page exclusively compares the Leesa and Helix Midnight mattresses. For more information about other models from these manufacturers, please visit our Sapira Mattress Reviews and Helix Sleep Mattress Reviews pages.

The Leesa and Helix Midnight are constructed with different materials, but they offer comparable firmness, motion isolation, and pressure relief for sleepers with aches and pains. This page will look at the unique pros and cons of each mattress, as well as the customer policies of both brands.

Leesa mattresses are great for…

  • Most sleepers regardless of their weight or preferred position
  • People who prefer mattresses with a ‘Medium’ feel and moderate conforming abilities
  • Those who normally sleep hot on all-foam beds

 

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Helix Midnight mattresses are great for…

  • Sleepers who like beds with thicker-than-average profiles
  • People who prefer a ‘Medium’ feel and close conforming abilities
  • Those who normally sleep hot

 

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Leesa vs. Helix Midnight: Mattress Details & Ratings

MODEL Description
Leesa Mattress
Foam
Medium
Moderate
Good for Back Pain
Back
Full mattress details

Mattress Specs

  • 5
  • 100 nights
  • 10 Year, Limited
  • online, in-store
  • 71 lbs
  • Foam
  • $845/Queen
  • Free

Sleep Rating

Durability
Good

The durability of Leesa mattresses should be on par with most mixed foam models — roughly seven years with nightly use.

Motion Isolation
Very Good

The dense, multi-layered foam construction of Leesa mattresses cuts down on motion transfer to a significant degree.

Conforming
Very Good

Leesa mattresses conform very closely to help align the spine and alleviate aches and pains throughout the body, though some larger sleepers say it lacks sufficient support.

Sex
Fair

Leesa mattresses offer some bounce, but these models may not be responsive enough for some couples.

Temperature Neutrality
Good

The Leesa can sleep hot for some, but this mattress is relatively cool compared to many competing foam-based models.

Off-gassing
Good

Like many other foam mattresses, the Leesa is associated with some off-gassing odor, but the smells tend to dissipate within a few days.

Edge Support
Fair

Edge support is fair for most of the mixed foam, universal comfort beds on the market. The Leesa is no better or worse, but on par with its competitors.

Noise
Excellent

Leesa mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

Helix Midnight
Hybrid
Medium
Inexpensive
Good for Hot Sleepers
Back
Full mattress details

Mattress Specs

  • 5.5
  • 100 nights
  • 10 Year, Limited
  • online
  • 90-100 lbs (Queen)
  • Hybrid
  • $920/Queen
  • Free

Sleep Rating

Durability
Good

Like most hybrids, the Helix Midnight has an expected lifespan of six to seven years.

Motion Isolation
Very Good

The Helix Midnight offers above-average motion isolation compared to other hybrids.

Conforming
Good

The Helix Midnight offers close conforming, and will relieve pain and pressure points for most sleepers.

Sex
Good

The thick foam layers may limit responsiveness in the Helix Midnight, but the bed is still bouncier and better for sex than most of its all-foam or all-latex competitors.

Temperature Neutrality
Very Good

The Helix Midnight offers great temperature neutrality thanks to strong airflow through the coil layer.

Off-gassing
Good

Some off-gassing may occur with the Helix Midnight, but odors are neither excessively strong nor long-lasting.

Edge Support
Very Good

The Helix Midnight offers very good edge support, due in part to foam additional foam layers bolstering the coils.

Noise
Good

The Helix Midnight's pocketed coils suppress noise to some extent, allowing the bed to be quieter than many other mattresses with springs.

Sizes and Pricing

First, let’s compare these mattresses in terms of pricing. The table below lists current prices for the Leesa and Helix Midnight (Standard and Luxe) in all available sizes.

Size Leesa Helix Midnight (Standard) Helix Midnight (Luxe)
Twin $525 $500 $895
Twin XL $695 $600 $1,145
Full $855 $750 $1,345
Queen $995 $895 $1,595
King $1,195 $1,145 $1,945
California King $1,195 $1,145 $1,945

Mattress Construction

Now let’s compare how these mattresses are made. The next table lists firmness, thickness, weight, and composition specs for the Leesa and both versions of the Helix Midnight. Please note that Helix does not disclose specifications for individual layer thickness.

Specification Leesa Helix Midnight (Standard) Helix Midnight (Luxe)
Firmness 5 (Medium) ‘Medium’ (5.5) ‘Medium’ (5.5)
Thickness 10″ 10″ 14″
Weight (Queen) 71 lbs. 84 lbs. 120 lbs.
Support Core Components 6″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam Pocketed Coils
HD Polyfoam
Pocketed Coils
HD Polyfoam
Comfort Layer Components 2″ 3 PCF Polyfoam
2″ 3 PCF Polyfoam
2.5 PCF Memory Foam
Transitional Polyfoam
2.5 PCF Gel Memory Foam
Memory Foam
Transitional Polyfoam
Cover Composition Polyester and Lycra® Spandex Dual-layer Stretch Polyester Pillow-top with Phase-Change Material

How is the Leesa built?

The Leesa’s dual-layer comfort system consists of a top polyfoam layer with an indentation load deflection (ILD) of 13 and a bottom memory foam layer with an ILD of 9. These components create a ‘Medium’ (5) feel that balances conforming and support, making the mattress suitable for most sleepers regardless of their weight or sleep position. The Leesa also has a high-density polyfoam support core that provides great reinforcement to the bed and helps minimize sinkage around the edges.

The Leesa has a thickness profile of 10″, which is on par with average mattress measurements. It also weighs 71 pounds in a Queen size, which is exceptionally light even by all-foam bed standards; most owners should have relatively little difficulty lifting and rotating the mattress.

How is the Helix Midnight built?

A Standard Helix Midnight has a comfort system featuring a single memory foam comfort layer and a transitional polyfoam layer. The mattress offers a ‘Medium’ (5.5) feel and conforms somewhat closer than the Leesa, though it won’t sink as deeply as other, softer hybrids. The Standard Midnight has pocketed coils with one uniform gauge, along with a high-density base layer for added reinforcement. It measures 10″ thick and weighs 84 pounds in a Queen size, making it shorter and much lighter than the average hybrid.

The Luxe Helix Midnight has a similar construction, but with a couple of key differences. The Luxe has a gel memory foam comfort layer on top of the memory foam layer, allowing the bed to conform a bit closer – though the Luxe is also considered ‘Medium’ (5.5). The bed’s pocketed coils are also zoned, with higher-gauge (thinner) coils beneath the shoulders and lower-gauge (thicker) coils under the hips. This arrangement provides targeted sleeper support, and is particularly suitable for heavier individuals. The Luxe Helix Midnight measures 14″ thick and weighs 120 pounds in a Queen size.

Sleep Position Ratings

SLEEP POSITION LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Leesa Mattress
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
Helix Midnight
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
FAIR

Leesa Sleeper Ratings

The Leesa has a ‘Medium’ (feel) and an average thickness profile. These conditions are optimal for sleepers weighing between 130 and 230 pounds, as well as lighter and heavier individuals who prefer a balance of body conforming and firm support. The Leesa is also a good pick for side sleepers, as the bed can improve spinal alignment and alleviate aches and pains. Other benefits of the mattress include great motion isolation, no noise when bearing weight, and decent temperature neutrality/cool sleep compared to many other all-foam beds.

Helix Midnight Sleeper Ratings

Standard and Luxe Helix Midnight mattresses both have ‘Medium’ (5.5) firmness. Like the Leesa, these beds are ideal for anyone between 130 and 230 pounds. Lighter individuals may prefer the Standard design due to its low profile, while side sleepers and heavier people are more likely to enjoy the Luxe due to its thickness and deeper conforming abilities. Both versions of the Helix Midnight isolate motion transfer very well and produce minimal noise. The beds also sleep exceptionally cool, even for hybrids. Please note that the ratings listed above reflect averages for both the Standard and Luxe Helix Midnight designs.

Sleep Trials, Warranty, and Delivery

Leesa

Sleep trial 100 nights
Refund Full
Warranty 10 years, nonprorated
Where do they ship? The U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Germany
Trial period, warranty, and delivery details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Leesa offers a 100-night sleep trial for the Leesa mattress.

  1. The sleep trial includes a mandatory, 30-night break-in period. Customers may not return the bed for a full refund until at least 30 nights have elapsed.
  2. The sleep trial will be voided if the mattress leaves its original country of purchase.
  3. Leesa covers all transportation charges associated with returns; those who request a return will receive prepaid shipping labels.

Warranty

Leesa offers a 10-year nonprorated warranty:

  1. This warranty is entirely nonprorated.
  2. Leesa will void the warranty if the mattress is not used with a supportive base or foundation.
  3. Owners must cover all shipping and transportation charges associated with mattress repairs or replacements.
  4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that measure 1″ or deeper.
    • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause foam to split or crack.
    • Defects with the cover, including unraveled seams or broken zippers.
  5. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring less than 1″ deep.
    • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other types of physical damage caused by misuse or neglect.
    • Repair or replacement requests that occur due to changes in the owner’s comfort preferences.
  6. This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively available to original owners who purchase their mattress from Leesa or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer will not qualify for warranty coverage.

Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Leesa mattresses is as follows:

  1. Leesa customers typically receive their mattress within three to seven business days of placing their original order.
  2. Leesa offers standard delivery free of charge and White Glove delivery for a flat fee of $100. White Glove delivery includes in-home mattress assembly; for an additional $50, delivery personnel will remove the customer’s old mattress.
  3. Once their order has been placed, customers may not make changes to their delivery address after 24 hours have elapsed.

How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Compressed and shipped in a box.
Where Do They Ship?: Leesa ships mattresses to customers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Germany. White Glove delivery is not available in all locations.
Delivery Fee: Standard delivery is free. White Glove delivery is available for a flat fee of $100, plus $50 ($150 total) for old mattress removal.

Old Mattress Removal

Old mattress removal is offered for an additional $50 fee with White Glove delivery ($150 total). This service is not available with standard deliveries.

Helix

Sleep trial 100 nights
Refund Full
Warranty 10 to 15 years, nonprorated
Where do they ship? All 50 states and most of Canada
Trial period, warranty, and delivery details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Helix offers a 100-night sleep trial for the Helix Midnight mattress.

  1. This sleep trial includes a mandatory, 30-night break-in period. Customers may not return their mattress for a full refund until at least 30 nights have elapsed.
  2. In the event of a return, Helix will issue a full refund and coordinate mattress pickup from the customer’s residence for free.

Warranty

Helix offers a 10-year warranty for the standard Helix Midnight and a 15-year warranty for the Helix Midnight Luxe:

  1. Both warranties are completely nonprorated.
  2. Mattress owners are responsible for initial shipping and transportation costs associated with mattress repairs and replacements. If a defect is found, Helix will refund the owner up to one hundred dollars ($100) for these charges.
  3. Helix will void the warranty if the mattress is not used with a firm, solid-surface.
  4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Visible sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring one inch (1″) or deeper.
    • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause materials to split or crack.
    • Defects associated with the mattress cover.
  5. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Visible sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that do not measure one inch (1″) or deeper.
    • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other types of physical damage resulting from misuse or neglect.
  6. This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively available to original owners who purchase their mattress from Helix or an authorized retailer. Anyone who buys or acquires the mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer will not be eligible for warranty coverage.

Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Helix Midnight mattresses is as follows:

  1. All Helix deliveries are coordinated through UPS.
  2. Most customers receive their Standard Helix Midnight within three to seven business days of placing their original order; Helix Midnight Luxe mattresses typically arrive within six to 10 business days.
  3. Deliveries do not require a customer signature.

How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Compressed, roll-packed, and shipped in a box.
Where Do They Ship?: All 50 states, as well as most of Canada; Helix does not deliver to Yukon, Nunavut, or the Northwest Territories.
Delivery Fee: Deliveries are free throughout the U.S.; Canadian deliveries will incur a $250 shipping and customs fee, which is applied during checkout.

Old Mattress Removal

Helix does not offer old mattress removal for any deliveries.

Our Recommendations

Choose the Leesa if...
  • You normally sleep hot on all-foam beds
  • You prefer a mattress with a ‘Medium’ feel that provides moderate conforming
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to noise or movement
The Leesa may not be suitable if...
  • You don’t like sleeping on all-foam beds
  • You want a mattress that conforms very closely
Choose the Helix Midnight if...
  • You normally sleep hot
  • You prefer a mattress with a ‘Medium’ feel that provides close body conforming
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to movement or noise
The Helix Midnight may not be suitable if...
  • You don’t like sleeping on coil-based beds
  • You want a mattress that offers moderate to minimal conforming

Additional Information

Choosing the right mattress for you can be a difficult decision. Tuck.com strives to help mattress shoppers evaluate different models and decide which product best meets their needs and preferences. To learn more about how we compare products, please visit our Mattress Methodology page.

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