Leesa vs. Tuft & Needle Mattress Comparison

Introduction

Leesa Sleep, LLC, first launched in 2014. The brand’s flagship mattress, the Leesa, is designed with a mixed-foam comfort system featuring layers of Avena® foam and memory foam. The support core is constructed from polyfoam.

Tuft & Needle was founded in 2012 and began selling mattresses the following year. The company’s flagship model, the T&N Mattress, is an all-polyfoam mattress with a 2.8 PCF comfort layer and a 1.8 PCF support core.

Please note that Leesa also sells the Sapira mattress. This hybrid model is designed with a memory foam comfort system and a pocketed coil support core. The Sapira is excluded from this comparison page; only the flagship Leesa and Tuft & Needle models will be discussed.

Both the Leesa and Tuft & Needle mattresses have received above-average customer satisfaction ratings. This page will compare the Leesa and Tuft & Needle mattress models in terms of construction, performance, size, and price-point, as well as the policies and overall reputation of both companies.

Brand Summary

Pros of the Leesa mattress include:

  • Virtually no noise
  • Above-average motion isolation
  • Close conforming and good pressure relief
  • Relatively low pricing

Pros of the Tuft & Needle mattress include:

  • Virtually no noise
  • Above-average motion isolation
  • Relatively low pricing
  • Dependable customer service

You might not be suited for the Leesa mattress if:

  • You tend to sleep hot
  • You want a mattress with sturdy edge support
  • You prefer to sleep on a mattress that rates above or below a ‘Medium-Firm’
  • You require a mattress that has been tested for long-term durability

You might not be suited for the Tuft & Needle mattress if:

  • You don’t like the feel of an all-polyfoam bed
  • You want a mattress with sturdy edge support
  • You prefer to sleep on a mattress that rates above or below a ‘Medium-Firm’
  • You require a mattress that has been tested for long-term durability

Sizes and Pricing

The table below features up-to-date pricing for the Leesa and T&N mattresses in all available sizes.

Mattress Model Twin Twin XL Full Queen King California King
Leesa $425 $525 $690 $840 $970 $970
T&N Mattress $325 $375 $475 $575 $700 $700

Mattress Construction

This table includes a complete breakdown of all components and dimensions of the Leesa and T&N mattress models.

Product Name Firmness Rating Thickness Weight (Queen Size) Support Core Components Comfort Layer Components Cover Components
Leesa 6 (Medium Firm) 10″ 67 lbs 6″ 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
T&N Mattress 6.5 (Medium Firm) 10″ 72 lbs 7″ 1.8 PCF Polyfoam 3″ 2.8 PCF Polyfoam 50% rayon
50% polyester

Shipping Information, Trial Period & Warranty

The next four tables take a closer look at mattress sleep trials, warranty terms and other company policies of both Leesa and Tuft & Needle. The first table features information about shipping and deliveries.

Criteria Leesa Tuft & Needle
Delivery fee No charge for standard deliveries No charge for standard deliveries in the continental U.S.
Charges for deliveries to Alaska and Hawaii range from $120 to $190
Charges for Canadian deliveries amount to 5% to 15% of the original price (depending on the province)
Where do they deliver? United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, and the United Kingdom United States and Canada (except Quebec)
How is the mattress shipped? Compressed, vacuum-sealed, and shipped in a box Compressed, vacuum-sealed, and shipped in a box
Shipping box weight Not disclosed 50 to 94 pounds
Estimated delivery time (from original order) 4 to 10 business days 2 to 10 business days
Online availability Leesa.com, Amazon.com TuftandNeedle.com, Amazon.com, Huckleberry.com
Amazon.com customer rating 4.2 (630 reviews) 4.3 (10,556 reviews)
Brick-and-mortar availability Leesa operates one brick-and-mortar store in New York City. Tuft & Needle operates brick-and-mortar showrooms in San Francisco and Phoenix.
Courier used for delivery UPS Ground FedEx Ground
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. Tuft & Needle does not offer White Glove delivery.
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. Tuft & Needle does not offer old mattress removal.

The next table explores the mattress sleep trials offered by Leesa and Tuft & Needle.

Criteria Leesa Tuft & Needle
Sleep trial length
Most sleep trials last at least 60 nights
100 nights 100 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 nights None
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. Customers in the lower 48 states will not have to pay shipping and handling charges; those in Alaska and Hawaii will have the cost of shipping and handling deducted from their refund.
Other fees Leesa will deduct ‘the value of any reward card received with purchase’ from the mattress refund. None, but the sleep trial is exclusively offered to customers in the U.S.; Canadian owners do not qualify
Exchanges offered?
Some mattress sellers allow customers to exchange their mattress for a different model or firmness during the sleep trial
Not disclosed. No; only mattress returns are allowed in exchange for a refund.
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. Yes; Amazon.com customers qualify for a full 100-night sleep trial.

The third table looks at coverage, fees, and other terms and conditions of mattress warranties offered by Leesa and Tuft & Needle.

Criteria Leesa Tuft & Needle
Warranty length 10 years 10 years
Nonprorated coverage
During nonprorated periods, mattress owners can have their defective mattress replaced without paying a percentage of the original product price
Full nonprorated Full nonprorated
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
None None
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. No charges, although Tuft & Needle does not cover international shipping and handling costs; as a result, the warranty is not extended to mattress owners in Canada.
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)’. A proper foundation sufficient to support the distributed weight of your body and the mattress itself’.
Indentation depth
Most mattress sellers will only repair or replace indented mattresses if the sagging reaches a certain depth
1″ 3/4″

The final table outlines the customer service offerings and overall reputation of Lesa and Tuft & Needle.

Criteria Leesa Tuft & Needle
Customer service rating (1-10)
This number is based on Tuck data
6 8
Better Business Bureau Rating A- A+
Company website https://www.leesa.com/ https://www.tuftandneedle.com/
Online customer chat? Yes Yes
Phone number 1-844-335-3372 (calls only) 1-877-842-2586
Phone availability Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm EST Monday to Friday: 10am to 11pm EST
Saturday to Sunday: 12pm to 9pm EST
Company email address [email protected] Online email form
Social media Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Pinterest
YouTube
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
YouTube

Mattress Performance Comparison

The table below compares Leesa and T&N mattresses based on performance criteria like longevity, noise, off-gassing and motion isolation. All ratings are derived from customer reviews and experiences with both brands.

Category Criteria Leesa Rating Tuft & Needle Rating What Users Say
Customer Satisfaction Based on data collection, this is an overall customer sentiment regarding the Leesa and T&N mattresses. 76% 80% Both the Leesa and T&N mattresses have earned above-average customer ratings compared to other all-foam models, with Tuft & Needle taking a slight lead.
Durability The average mattress will perform for at least seven years before it needs to be replaced Good Good Leesa and T&N owners both claim that their mattress shows minimal sagging and indentations after a few years, but both brands are relatively new and the models have not been properly evaluated for long-term performance.
Motion Isolation Foam-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 Good Excellent According to our feedback, the T&N offers superior motion isolation and minimizes nighttime disruptions to a significant extent. The Leesa also earned high ratings in this category, but not enough to match the T&N.
Sex Foam-based mattresses are less responsive by design, and may not be as suitable for sex as innerspring or hybrid models. Fair Fair As is the case with most foam-based mattresses, neither the Leesa nor the T&N are very responsive, and may not be as good for sex as bouncier, springier models.
Conforming Foam-based mattresses conform closely to sleeper’s bodies, which can help align the spine, target pressure points, and alleviate back pain Very Good Good The T&N offers moderate conforming and pressure relief, but Leesa owners say their mattress contours even closer and alleviates pressure points to a greater extent.
Temperature Neutrality Foam retains more body heat than other materials, and foam mattress owners often ‘sleep hot’ as a result. Fair Good The T&N retains minimal body heat sleeps relatively cool compared to most foam-based mattresses, including the Leesa.
Off-gassing Some mattresses emit particles when they are unpackaged, accompanied by unpleasant ‘off-gassing’ smells that can last for days. Fair Good According to owners, the Leesa produces off-gassing odor that may take a day or two to dissipate; the T&N also emits some odor, but not as much.
Edge Support Because 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. Poor Poor Edge support is a chief complaint among owners of both the Leesa and the T&N mattresses, and reports of sinkage at the edges are somewhat common for both models.
Noise Foam-based mattresses create little to no noise, due to their lack of springs, coils, and other metal components Excellent Excellent Our feedback indicates that both the Leesa and the T&N are virtually silent.
Ease of Moving and Rotating All mattresses are relatively heavy when it comes to moving and rotating, but some are heavier and more unwieldy than others.   Very Good Very Good A Queen-size Leesa weighs 67 pounds, while a Queen-size T&N weighs 72 pounds; both are much lighter than the average mattress.

A sleeper’s experience with a mattress often comes down to two factors: his or her body weight and preferred sleeping position. The next table uses both criteria to compare the Leesa and T&N mattresses.

Sleeper Position Sleeper Weight Leesa Tuft & Needle
Side 130 lbs or less Fair Fair
130 lbs to 230 lbs Good Good
230 lbs or more Good Good
Back 130 lbs or less Good Very Good
130 lbs to 230 lbs Good Good
230 lbs or more Very Good Good
Stomach 130 lbs or less Good Good
130 lbs to 230 lbs Very Good Good
230 lbs or more Good Fair

Conclusion

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

The T&N from Tuft & Needle is an all-polyfoam mattress with an 80% customer satisfaction rating. To read more about this brand, check out our Tuft & Needle 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.