Leesa vs. Saatva Mattress Comparison

Introduction

Leesa Sleep, LLC, was founded in 2014. The brand’s flagship model, the Leesa mattress, features a mixed-foam comfort system with layers of Avena® foam and memory foam, and a support core constructed from polyfoam.

Saatva launched in 2011. The brand’s flagship mattress is an innerspring model with a three-tiered comfort system: a top layer of plant-based polyfoam, a middle layer of memory foam, and a bottom layer of pocketed minicoils; select models feature an additional polyfoam layer (see the specifications table below). The support core features steel coils with a foam encasement. The Saatva mattress is available in three firmness ratings and two different heights.

Please note that Leesa also offers the Sapira mattress, a hybrid model designed with a memory foam comfort layer and a pocketed coil support core. Additionally, Saatva offers the Loom & Leaf mattress, which has a mixed gel memory foam and memory foam comfort system. Neither of these models are included in this product comparison; only the flagship mattresses of both brands will be discussed.

The mixed foam mattress from Leesa and the innerspring mattress from Saatva have earned above-average customer satisfaction ratings. However, each mattress offers a unique sleeping experience, and carries certain benefits and drawbacks for owners. This page will compare both models in terms of construction, firmness, size, and pricing, as well as the customer policies and overall reputations of both brands.

Brand Summary

Pros of the Leesa mattress include:

  • Little to no noise
  • Above-average motion isolation
  • Close conforming and pressure relief
  • Low price-point

Pros of the Saatva mattress include:

  • Sturdy edge support
  • Good responsiveness for sex
  • Multiple firmness rating and thickness options
  • Full-service delivery

You might not be suited for the Leesa mattress if:

  • You usually sleep hot or warm
  • You want a mattress with strong edge support
  • You prefer to sleep on surfaces rated higher or lower than ‘Medium-Firm’
  • You need a mattress that has been assessed for long-term performance

You might not be suited for the Saatva mattress if:

  • You have chronic back pain and/or pressure
  • You prefer a mattress that isolates motion effectively
  • You must move or rotate the mattress on your own
  • You want a mattress warranty with an entirely nonprorated warranty

Sizes and Pricing

This table lists current prices for the Leesa and Saatva mattresses in all available sizes.

Mattress ModelTwinTwin XLFullQueenKingCalifornia King
Leesa$425$525$690$840$970$970
Saatva$599$699$849$999$1,399$1,399

Mattress Construction

A detailed breakdown of components and dimensions for the Leesa and Saatva mattresses is featured in the table below. Please note the differences in height and composition for the Saatva’s three different firmness ratings.

Product NameFirmness RatingThicknessWeight (Queen Size)Support Core ComponentsComfort Layer ComponentsCover Components
Leesa6 (Medium Firm)10″67 lbs6″ 1.8 PCF Foam (32 ILD)2″ 3.65 PCF Avena Foam (20 ILD)
2″ 3 Memory PCF Polyfoam (9 ILD)
Woven Polyester and Lycra® Spandex
Saatva3 (Soft)11 1/2″110 lbs4″ Bonnell Coils (13 Gauge)5/8″ Plant-based Polyfoam
3/8″ Memory Foam
2 1/2″ Polyfoam
4″ Pocketed Minicoils
1 1/4″ Polyfoam
Organic Cotton
Natural Thistle (Wood Pulp and Polyester)
1 oz. Dacron
14 1/2″120 lbs7″ Bonnell Coils (13 Gauge)
6 (Medium Firm)11 1/2″110 lbs4″ Bonnell Coils (13 Gauge)5/8″ Plant-based Polyfoam
3/8″ Memory Foam
4″ Pocketed Minicoils
1 1/4″ Polyfoam
Organic Cotton
Natural Thistle (Wood Pulp and Polyester)
1 oz. Dacron
14 1/2″120 lbs7″ Bonnell Coils (13 Gauge)
7.5 (Firm)11 1/2″110 lbs4″ Bonnell Coils (13 Gauge)7/8″ Plant-based Polyfoam
3/8″ Memory Foam
4″ Pocketed Minicoils
1 1/2″ Polyfoam
Organic Cotton
Natural Thistle (Wood Pulp and Polyester)
14 1/2″120 lbs7″ Bonnell Coils (13 Gauge)

Shipping Information, Trial Period & Warranty

Next, we’ll take a closer look at the customer service options and policies of Leesa and Saatva. The first table outlines each company’s shipping and delivery terms.

CriteriaLeesaSaatva
Delivery feeNo charge for standard deliveries$99 (includes in-home assembly and packaging waste disposal)
Where do they deliver?United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, and the United KingdomUnited States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and Canada
How is the mattress shipped?Compressed, vacuum-sealed, and shipped in a boxNot compressed or vacuum-sealed; ships in a box
Shipping box weightNot disclosedNot disclosed
Estimated delivery time (from original order)4 to 10 business daysNot disclosed
Online availabilityLeesa.com, Amazon.comSaatva.com
Amazon.com customer rating4.2 (630 reviews)Not available for sale on Amazon.com
Brick-and-mortar availabilityLeesa operates one brick-and-mortar store in New York City.Saatva does not operate any brick-and-mortar stores or showrooms.
Courier used for deliveryUPS GroundCompany personnel perform all deliveries
White Glove delivery?
For an extra fee, some mattress sellers provide in-home assembly and packaging waste disposal
Leesa does not offer White Glove delivery.For the cost of standard shipping ($99), delivery personnel will assemble the mattress in the customer’s home and remove all packaging waste.
Old mattress removal?
For an extra fee, some mattress sellers will remove a customer’s old mattress during the delivery and transport it to a recycling facility or donation center
Leesa does not offer old mattress removal.For an additional fee of $39 (on top of the $99 standard delivery charge), Saatva personnel will remove the customer’s old mattress.

The next table looks at the mattress sleep trials offered by Leesa and Saatva.

CriteriaLeesaSaatva
Sleep trial length
Most sleep trials last at least 60 nights
100 nights120 nights
Mandatory break-in period?
Some mattress sellers require mattress buyers to test out their mattress for a certain length of time before they can return or exchange it
30 nightsNone
Return charges
Some mattress companies require mattress owners to pay transportation and handling fees associated with their mattress return
Leesa mattress returns are free for customers in the lower 48 states, but customers in Alaska and Hawaii must pay a $100 return fee.The original delivery fee will be deducted from the customer’s product refund.
Other feesLeesa will deduct ‘the value of any reward card received with purchase’ from the mattress refund.None
Exchanges offered?
Some mattress sellers allow customers to exchange their mattress for a different model or firmness during the sleep trial
Not disclosed.Yes; one mattress exchange is offered during the 120-night trial for the cost of a standard mattress delivery ($99).
Sleep trial available for Amazon.com customers?
In some cases, Amazon.com customers and others who do not buy their mattress directly from the brand will not qualify for the company’s sleep trial
Yes; Amazon.com customers qualify for a full 100-night sleep trial.The Saatva mattress is currently not available for purchase on Amazon.com

The third table features information about the mattress warranties for Leesa and Saatva, including length, prorated charges, and additional charges for mattress owners.

CriteriaLeesaSaatva
Warranty length10 years15 years
Nonprorated coverage
During nonprorated periods, mattress owners can have their defective mattress replaced without paying a percentage of the original product price
Full nonprorated2 years nonprorated; 13 years prorated
Prorated charges
In most cases, prorated costs of replacing a mattress are calculated by multiplying a percentage of the original product price by the number of years of ownership
NoneFor mattress repairs after two years of ownership: customers pay a shipping fee of $99 each way.
To replace the mattress after two years: Customers pay a delivery fee of $99 and 25% of the original price in years 3 to 5; 50% during years 6 to 10; and 75% for years 11 to 15.
Transportation/handling charges
Some mattress companies hold owners responsible for paying shipping and handling fees associated with repairing or replacing a defective mattress
Owners are responsible for shipping and handling charges associated with mattress repairs or replacements.$99 each way for repairs and recovering; $99 one-way for mattress replacement.
Foundational requirements
In many cases, a mattress seller will void an owner’s warranty if an adequate foundation is not used to support the mattress
A solid base or foundation substantial enough to support the mattress and occupant(s)’.‘If you are using a metal frame, the warranty shall be void if the foundation is not supported by a 5-or 6-legged metal bed frame on Queen or King size. Queen and King size frames must have a vertical center support. If you have a Full or Twin size bed, your warranty will be valid with the use of a 4-legged metal frame’
Indentation depth
Most mattress sellers will only repair or replace indented mattresses if the sagging reaches a certain depth
1″1″

The last table includes customer service options, contact information, and company ratings for Leesa and Saatva.

CriteriaLeesaSaatva
Customer service rating (1-10)
This number is based on Tuck data
69
Better Business Bureau RatingA-A+
Company websitehttps://www.leesa.com/https://www.saatvamattress.com/
Online customer chat?YesYes
Phone number1-844-335-3372 (calls only)1-877-672-2882
Phone availabilityMonday to Friday: 9am to 9pm EST24 hours per day, 7 days per week
Company email address[email protected][email protected]
Social mediaFacebook
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Mattress Performance Comparison

The next table compares Leesa and Saatva mattresses based on performance metrics like durability, edge support, motion isolation, and noise. All ratings are generated from customer experiences with both brands.

CategoryCriteriaLeesa RatingSaatva RatingWhat Users Say
Customer SatisfactionBased on data collection, this is an overall customer sentiment regarding the Leesa and Saatva mattresses.76%76%Leesa and Saatva have both earned customer satisfaction ratings of 76%, which is above-average for both foam-based mattresses and innersprings.
Durability The average mattress will perform for at least seven years before it needs to be replacedGoodGoodLeesa and Saatva owners report minimal sagging and indentations within the first few years of ownership, but Leesa is a relatively new brand and only Saatva has even evaluated for performance after six years.
Motion IsolationFoam-based mattresses are designed to minimize motion and isolate it from other areas of the sleep surface, which can cut down on nighttime disruptions.Very GoodFairLike many foam-based mattresses, Leesa models minimize and isolate motion to a significant extent — and like many innersprings, the Saatva falls short in this category, providing very little motion isolation.
Sex Foam-based mattresses are less responsive by design, and may not be as suitable for sex as innerspring or hybrid models.FairVery GoodSaatva mattresses are responsive enough for sex, say owners, while the Leesa offers little responsiveness and may not be as suitable for sex.
ConformingFoam-based mattresses conform closely to sleeper’s bodies, which can help align the spine, target pressure points, and alleviate back painVery GoodFairLeesa mattresses conform closely to sleepers’ bodies and alleviate large amounts of pressure; the Saatva, by comparison, offers little conforming or pressure relief.
Temperature NeutralityFoam retains more body heat than other materials, and foam mattress owners often ‘sleep hot’ as a result.FairGoodAccording to our feedback, the Leesa can be a body heat trap and sleepers may be uncomfortably warm; the Saatva, by comparison, sleeps much cooler.
Off-gassingSome mattresses emit particles when they are unpackaged, accompanied by unpleasant ‘off-gassing’ smells that can last for days.FairGoodThe Saatva produces little off-gassing odor, according to our customer reports; the Leesa emits a higher amount of off-gassing, but this brand is not associated with long-lasting smells.
Edge SupportBecause of their construction, foam-based mattresses often provide little to no edge support and may sink prematurely in areas of the bed where people tend to sit.PoorVery GoodAs is the case with many foam-based mattresses, the Leesa provides very little edge support and some sinkage has been reported; in contrast, the Saatva offers strong edge support, due in part to the foam encasement around its coil-based support core.
NoiseFoam-based mattresses create little to no noise, due to their lack of springs, coils, and other metal componentsExcellentGoodThe Leesa is virtually silent, but the Saatva is considered relatively quiet compared to other innerspring mattress models.
Ease of Moving and RotatingAll mattresses are relatively heavy when it comes to moving and rotating, but some are heavier and more unwieldy than others.  Very GoodPoorA Queen-size Leesa weighs 67 pounds, which is much lighter than the average mattress. A Queen-size Saatva, on the other hand, weighs between 110 and 120 pounds, and can be quite difficult to move and maneuver.

One’s experience with a mattress may come down to two factors: his or her body weight and preferred sleep position. The next table compares the Leesa and Saatva mattresses based on these two criteria.

Sleeper PositionSleeper WeightLeesa Saatva
Side130 lbs or lessLeesa Fair
130 lbs to 230 lbsFairGood
230 lbs or moreGoodGood
Back130 lbs or lessGoodVery Good
130 lbs to 230 lbsGoodFair
230 lbs or moreGoodGood
Stomach130 lbs or lessVery GoodFair
130 lbs to 230 lbsGoodGood
230 lbs or moreVery GoodFair

Conclusion

The Leesa is a mixed-foam mattress that has earned a 76% customer satisfaction rating. To learn more about this brand, please visit our Leesa Mattress Review page.

The Saatva is an innerspring mattress with a customer satisfaction rating of 76%. To read more, check out our Saatva Mattress Review page.

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.