Leesa vs. Saatva Mattress Comparison

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Quick Summary – Leesa vs. Saatva

Leesa was founded in 2014. The brand’s flagship bed, known as the Leesa, is built with comfort layers of polyfoam and soft memory foam, as well as a high-density polyfoam base. In terms of firmness it is considered ‘Medium,’ or 5 on the 1-10 firmness scale.

Saatva has been selling mattresses since 2011. Its flagship model, the Saatva, is an innerspring mattress featuring a foam-padded Euro-top cover, comfort layers of polyfoam and memory foam, and a transitional layer of pocketed coils. Bonnell coils are used in the support core. The Saatva is available in two thickness profiles – 11 1/2″ and 14 1/2″ – as well as ‘Medium Soft’ (4), ‘Medium Firm’ (6), and ‘Firm’ (7.5) settings.

Please note: Both Leesa and Saatva sell other mattresses in addition to their flagship models.

  • Leesa offers a memory foam hybrid known as the Sapira.
  • Saatva offers two other models: a memory foam mattress known as the Loom & Leaf and a flippable latex mattress known as the Zenhaven.

This page specifically focuses on the Leesa and Saatva flagship beds. For more information about other mattresses from these brands, please visit our Sapira Mattress Reviews, Loom & Leaf Mattress Review, and Zenhaven Mattress Reviews pages. You can also read our Leesa vs. Loom & Leaf Mattress Comparison guide.

The Leesa and Saatva are constructed from different materials but they also share several similarities. This guide looks at the unique and shared pros and cons of each mattress, as well as the customer policies and overall reputations of Leesa and Saatva.

Leesa mattresses are great for…

  • Every type of sleeper and sleepers in all weight groups
  • Those who prefer mattresses with ‘Medium’ firmness and moderate conforming
  • People who tend to sleep hot, especially on all-foam beds

 

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Saatva mattresses are great for…

  • Sleepers in any weight group and all sleep positions
  • Those who prefer thicker, higher-profile beds
  • People who tend to sleep hot

 

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Leesa vs. Saatva: 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
  • $995/Queen
  • Free

Sleep Rating

Durability
Good

The durability of Leesa mattresses should be on par with most mixed foam models — roughly 7-8 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, according to owners.

Conforming
Very Good

Leesa owners say their mattress conforms 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, owners say, but this mattress is relatively cool compared to many competing foam-based models.

Off-gassing
Fair

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 it's competitors.

Noise
Excellent

Leesa mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

Saatva Mattress
Spring
Multiple Firmness Options
Moderate
Good for Sex
Back
Full mattress details

Mattress Specs

  • 4, 6, 7.5
  • 120 nights
  • 15 Year, Non-prorated
  • online
  • 120 lbs
  • Innerspring
  • 1099/Queen
  • Varies

Sleep Rating

Durability
Fair

Most innerspring mattresses last between six and seven years, and Saatva mattresses seem to be on par with this lifespan. However, Euro-top construction is generally linked to below-average durability.

Motion Isolation
Fair

Like other innersprings, the Saatva mattress does not absorb or minimize motion to a significant extent. This may be problematic for certain sleepers, such as couples who share a bed, since minimal motion isolation can lead to sleep disruptions.

Conforming
Good

Saatva features coil-on-coil construction and memory foam in the comfort layer. This allows the mattress to conform more closely and relieve pressure to a greater extent than many competing innersprings — but all-foam and latex mattresses are considered the best option for sleepers that prefer close conforming and targeted pressure relief.

Sex
Very Good

The Saatva mattress is highly responsive and fairly bouncy, although the ‘Plush Soft’ and ‘Luxury Firm’ designs tend to be better for sex than the ‘Firm’.

Temperature Neutrality
Very Good

Mattresses that contain foam and memory foam tend to sleep the hottest. Saatva has a more traditional innerspring construction so our testing along with data analysis show that it's one of the cooler mattress options on the market today compared to all-foam competitors.

Off-gassing
Good

The Saatva mattress emits some off-gassing (due in part to the polyfoam and memory foam layers), but most owners report that the odors dissipate within three to five days of unpackaging the mattress.

Edge Support
Very Good

Innerspring mattresses tend to have optimal edge support and the Saatva is no exception. Customers report a consistent sleep surface (no-roll off when sleeping towards the edge) as well as above-average push back when sitting on the edge of the mattress.

Noise
Good

Roughly 7% of Saatva owners cite noise as a complaint. This is on par with noise complaints from all innerspring owners.

Sizing and Pricing

The table below lists current prices for the Leesa and Saatva mattresses in each available size.

Size Leesa Saatva
Twin $525 $599
Twin XL $695 $749
Full $855 $999
Queen $995 $1,099
King $1,195 $1,499
California King $1,195 $1,499

Mattress Construction

Now let’s see how these beds are made. The next table lists firmness, thickness, weight, and composition specs for the Leesa and Saatva models.

Specification Leesa Saatva
Firmness 5 (Medium) 4 (Medium Soft)
6 (Medium Firm)
7.5 (Firm)
Thickness 10″ 11 1/2″
14 1/2″
Weight (Queen) 71 lbs. 110 to 120 lbs.
Support Core Components 6″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam 4″ Recycled 13-Gauge Bonnell Coils (11 1/2″ Model)
7″ Recycled 13-Gauge Bonnell Coils (14 1/2″ Model)
Comfort Layer Components 2″ 3 PCF Polyfoam
2″ 3 PCF Polyfoam
7/8″ Polyfoam
3/8″ Memory Foam
4″ Recycled 14.5-Gauge Pocketed Coils
Cover Composition Polyester and Lycra® Spandex Organic Cotton Euro-Top with:
1 1/2″ Polyfoam
1/2″ Dacron Fibers

How is the Leesa built?

The Leesa has a two-tiered comfort system with a top layer of polyfoam with an indentation load deflection (ILD) of 13, which indicates ‘Medium’ firmness; and a second layer of memory foam with an ILD of 9, indicating a softer material. Together these layers provide ‘Medium’ firmness with moderate conforming. The high-density foam base reinforces the bed and helps maintain an even sleep surface with minimal sagging.

The Leesa measures 10″ thick, which is on par with the average mattress profile. It weighs 71 pounds in a Queen size, which is light even by all-foam bed standards; as a result, most owners should have little difficulty lifting and rotating their Leesa mattress.

How is the Saatva built?

The Saatva mattress has a complex construction compared to other innersprings. In addition to its polyfoam and memory foam comfort layers, the bed has an organic-cotton Euro-top cover padded with roughly 2″ of foam and a transitional layer of pocketed coils. These components give the bed a softer, more cushioned feel. The support core features bonnell coils. The 11 1/2″ Saatva has a 4″ support core while the 14 1/2″ model has a 7″ support core.

Three firmness options are offered with the Saatva: ‘Medium Soft’ (4), ‘Medium Firm’ (6), and ‘Firm’ (7.5). The bed’s conforming abilities vary by selected firmness. A Queen-size Saatva weighs 110 to 120 pounds, depending on the thickness. In either case, the mattress is heavy and relatively difficult to move and rotate.

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
Saatva Mattress
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
FAIR
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
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD

Leesa Sleeper Ratings

With its ‘Medium’ firmness and moderate conforming, the Leesa is optimal for most sleepers in the average weight group (130 to 230 pounds), but it may also be suitable for lighter or heavier individuals that prefer a balance of firmness and conforming. The Leesa isolates motion transfer to a significant extent and produces no noise when bearing weight; as a result, it is a great choice for couples. The mattress sleeps cooler than many of its all-foam competitors, as well.

Saatva Sleeper Ratings

The Saatva’s multiple firmness and profile options make it suitable for most sleepers regardless of their weight or preferred position, though some in the light weight group (less than 130 pounds) find the mattress too thick. Unlike many of its innerspring competitors, the Saatva provides good motion isolation and produces minimal noise. The mattress also sleeps fairly cool due to its breathable organic-cotton cover and strong air circulation through the coil layers.

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 requires a break-in period of at least 30 nights. Customers may not return their bed until this period has elapsed.
  2. Leesa will void the sleep trial if the mattress leaves its original country of purchase.
  3. Leesa covers return transportation costs by providing prepaid shipping labels to customers.

Warranty

Leesa offers a 10-year nonprorated warranty:

  1. This warranty is entirely nonprorated.
  2. The warranty will be voided if the mattress is not used with a supportive base or foundation.
  3. Owners are responsible for all shipping and transportation costs associated with defective 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, and 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. After placing an order, most Leesa customers receive their mattress in three to seven business days.
  2. Leesa offers standard delivery, which is free of charge, as well as White Glove delivery for a flat fee of $100. White Glove delivery includes in-home mattress assembly; for an additional $50, delivery personnel will also remove the customer’s old mattress from their residence.
  3. Once 24 hours have elapsed since the order was placed, customers may not make changes to their delivery address.

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, while 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 can be arranged for an additional $50 fee with White Glove delivery ($150 total). This service is not offered with standard deliveries.

Saatva

Sleep trial 120 nights
Refund Full minus $99 transportation fee
Warranty 15 years, partially prorated
Where do they ship? The contiguous U.S. and Canada
Trial period, warranty, and delivery details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Saatva offers a 120-night sleep trial for the Saatva mattress.

  1. This sleep trial does not require a break-in period. Customers may return their mattress for a refund at any point during the trial.
  2. The sleep trial begins on the delivery date, not the date of purchase.
  3. All mattress returns will incur a transportation charge of $99.
  4. Saatva offers mattress exchanges during the 120-night trial for a flat transportation fee of $99.

Warranty

Saatva offers a 15-year warranty:

  1. This warranty is partially prorated. During the first two years of ownership, Saatva will repair or replace mattresses at no additional cost to the owner. During years 3 to 15, Saatva will repair the mattress for a flat transportation fee of $99 each way.
  2. Saatva also offers the ‘Fairness Replacement Option‘ for mattress replacements. Customers can replace a defective mattress (rather than have it repaired) for 30% of the original price during years 3 to 5, 50% during years 6 to 10, and 75% during years 11 to 15. Saatva covers all shipping and transportation charges, and owners keep the original mattress at no extra charge if they choose.
  3. Mattresses must be used with sturdy frames that have at least four to five legs; additionally, center support is needed for sizes Queen and larger. Saatva will void the warranty if these conditions are not met.
  4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring one inch (1″) or deeper.
  5. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • 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, and is exclusively available to original owners who purchase their mattress from Saatva or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer are not eligible for warranty coverage.

Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Saatva mattresses is as follows:

  1. Saatva does not ship mattresses to Alaska, Hawaii, or overseas U.S. territories.
  2. Free White Glove delivery is available for all orders. This service includes in-home assembly, as well as old mattress removal at no additional charge. Customers will be given a four-hour window for their delivery date.

How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Saatva mattresses are not compressed for shipping.
Where Do They Ship?: Anywhere in the contiguous U.S. or Canada.
Delivery Fee: Free White Glove delivery is offered to all customers. This service includes in-home assembly and old mattress removal.

Old Mattress Removal

Old mattress removal is available for customers at no extra cost as part of Saatva’s White Glove delivery offer.

Our Recommendations

Choose the Leesa if...
  • You normally sleep hot on all-foam beds
  • You prefer ‘Medium’ feel mattresses that conform moderately
  • You weigh at least 130 pounds
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to noise or movement
The Leesa may not be suitable if...
  • You weigh less than 130 pounds
  • You want a softer mattress that conforms very closely
Choose the Saatva if...
  • You tend to sleep hot
  • You prefer bed with thicker-than-average profiles
  • You like extra cushioning in your comfort layers
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to movement or noise
The Saatva may not be suitable if...
  • You prefer beds with average to below-average thickness profiles
  • You don’t like sleeping on spring-based mattresses

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.