Meet Our Testing Team
- Noise and Motion Sensitive Sleepers. Due to its all-foam construction, the Leesa is a silent mattress with excellent motion isolation. This bed minimizes sleep disruption making it great for sensitive sleepers as well as couples.
- Sleepers with Chronic or Frequent Back Pain. We found that the Leesa provides excellent pressure relief. It conforms to the sleeper and creates a body-hugging cradle that prevents pressure points from developing while alleviating pain.
- Sleepers Who Prefer A Body-Hugging Feel. Its softer comfort layer conforms to the body without too much sagging, making it ideal for people who prefer the feeling of sleeping ‘in’ rather than ‘on’ a mattress. Lightweight and average weight sleepers (under 230 lbs) were particularly happy with the body-hugging feel of the Leesa.
Not Recommended for...
- Side Sleepers weighing 230 lbs or more. The Leesa is rated as a Medium firmness feel, which is generally too soft for heavier sleepers. We found that for heavyweight side sleepers, it starts to sag and create pressure points.
- Sex. This mattress isn’t as responsive as a hybrid or innerspring model, making it harder to change positions. On the other hand, it provides good traction and is silent and discreet, so it depends on preference.
Our testing team evaluated the Leesa Mattress for conforming, motion isolation, edge support, and other performance factors. Check out their findings in the video below.
Our testing team conducted an extensive evaluation of the Leesa Mattress. Our review and rating process consists of three parts: in-house evaluation, external sleep testing, and data collection of verified owner experiences. To learn more about our review process, read our methodology here.
Our performance criteria and ratings for the bed are listed in the table below.
As you can see from our findings, the Leesa Mattress excels in several areas, such as pressure relief and motion isolation. You can find a more in-depth look at our Leesa Mattress ratings below.
Sleep Position Ratings
As part of our ratings process, we evaluated the Leesa Mattress across different body types and preferred sleep positions. In addition to physical testing, we surveyed our sleep expert team and analyzed reviews from verified mattress owners and customers. Our findings are listed in the table below.
Leesa Mattress Awards
Due to positive ratings from our testing team and owners in general, the Leesa Mattress has earned the following awards in our Mattress Guides:
Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers
Best for Lightweight Sleepers on Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers.
Best Memory Foam Mattresses
Best for Lightweight Sleepers on Best Memory Foam Mattresses.
Best Mattresses for Stomach Sleepers
Best for Lightweight Sleepers on Best Mattresses for Stomach Sleepers.
Best Mattresses in Canada
Editor's Pick (U.S) on Best Mattresses in Canada.
Best Mattresses for Back Sleepers
Editor's Pick on Best Mattresses for Back Sleepers.
Best Mattresses for Hip Pain
Best for Average Weight Sleepers on Best Mattresses for Hip Pain.
How Is the Leesa Mattress Constructed?
The Leesa has a polyester and Lycra spandex blended cover. Lycra is a heat resistant, highly elastic synthetic fabric that pairs nicely with materials like nylon and polyester. The combination of materials used in this cover make it soft, breathable, and durable.
This mattress is made up of two comfort layers. The first is 2 inches of high density, 3 PCF polyfoam. The second layer is 2 inches of low-density, 3 PCF memory foam. These two layers work together to create noticeable body-conforming which prevents pressure points from building and alleviates pain in the back, hips, and shoulders.
The Leesa’s support core measures 6 inches thick and is made up of 1.8 PCF high-density Polyfoam. This layer of high-density foam provides a solid base for the softer comfort layer resulting in a balanced, supportive feel that promotes healthy spinal alignment.
The Leesa measures 10” in height. This is standard for memory foam mattresses. The 10” profile allows enough room in the comfort layers for the sleeper’s body to be sufficiently cradled, while still having room for a substantial foam support core.
|Support Core Components
|Comfort Layer Components
|6″ 3 PCF Polyfoam
|2″ 3 PCF HD Polyfoam
2″ 3 PCF low-density Memory Foam
|Polyester and Lycra Spandex Blend
What Are the Firmness and Feel Like?
The Leesa has a conforming, body-hugging feel making it a great choice for folks who like the feeling of sinking into a mattress. The foam layers of the Leesa create a pressure relieving cradle. This can potentially alleviate discomfort for those suffering from chronic pain as well as prevent future aches and pains from occurring.
With a balanced, mid-level firmness this mattress is ideal for most side, back, and stomach sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds. It should be noted that Heavier sleepers (weighing over 230 pounds) experienced excessive sagging and found that the Leesa wasn’t supportive enough. Lightweight back and stomach sleepers, on the other hand, generally prefer conforming sleep surfaces and were happy with the balanced firmness they experienced.
The Leesa Mattress is advertised to have a medium firmness feel, and our sleep testers found this to be accurate, reporting it as a 5 on the 1 – 10 firmness scale.
Next, let’s take a closer look at our performance ratings for the Leesa Mattress. These ratings are based on findings from our internal and external testing teams, as well as verified owner and customer experiences with the mattress.
As the Leesa is a relatively new mattress, we haven’t had enough time to evaluate it over the average lifespan of six to eight years. So, we rated the durability of this mattress based on the quality of construction, materials used in its construction, and owner experiences with the mattress.
Based on those factors, we found the Leesa to be on par with most mixed foam models. With the use of high-density polyfoams and a low-density memory foam, the Leesa is more durable than competing models made with lower quality foams. It should be noted that some sagging and wear-and-tear may occur after a few years of nightly use. That being said, the Leesa should last roughly seven years, the standard life-span for a mixed-foam mattress.
To evaluate the Leesa for motion isolation, we had two of our sleep testers lie down on the mattress at the same time. One tester moved around while the other felt for motion across the surface. We also take into consideration the experience of external testers who evaluated the sleep experience with a partner.
In both cases, our sleep testers found that the Leesa mattress significantly cuts down on motion transfer. These findings are on par with our initial expectations, as most foam mattresses do a great job of isolating motion. Both our internal testing team and our overnight sleep testers felt no motion transfer when sleeping with a partner. We believe the Leesa, with its dense, multi-layered foam construction, is a good choice for sensitive sleepers or couples.
In order to test off-gassing, our team unpacked the Leesa and evaluated the initial smell. They then reevaluated the smell after a few days had passed to see if it had lingered or if it had gone away.
When our testers first unpacked the Leesa it did emit some odors, which is expected from a foam mattress. We found that the smells dissipated within a few days and were not an issue after that point. The smell comes from the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which occurs when new mattresses are first opened. VOCs are harmless for the most part but do have a distinct plastic, or rubbery smell. Customers who are sensitive to smell should keep this in mind when looking to purchase a foam mattress.
Our sleep testers evaluated the pressure relief of the Leesa by using a sensory pad which monitored increased or decreased pressure in different sleep positions. It also tracked pressure build-up in common problem areas such as the shoulders and hips as well as other sensitive areas of the body.
We found that one of the Leesa’s strongest qualities is its ability to conform to the body of the sleeper, resulting in excellent pressure relief. Our sleep testers reported feeling balanced support from this mattress and were particularly impressed with the pressure relief it provided. The memory and polyfoam comfort layers cradle the body while evenly distributing weight across the surface. We recommend the Leesa mattress for customers who experience chronic pain of any kind as we found that it provides ample spinal support and alleviates aches and pains by easing pressure points.
Foam mattresses tend to trap heat and sleep warmer than other models with more breathability, the Leesa is no exception. This mattress is constructed with memory foam and polyfoam, both of which tend to trap heat and are not recommended for people who sleep hot. That being said, our in-house testing found that the Leesa, although foam-based, sleeps cooler than other, competing models. This is because the memory foam in the comfort layer is of a fairly low density, allowing for more airflow.
In order to evaluate the Leesa’s edge support, we had our sleep testers in different weight groups sit along the perimeter of the mattress as if they were getting into and out of bed. All of our testers noticed considerable sinkage along the edges, particularly our heavyweight testers.
These findings are on par with other mixed foam models. The Leesa showed a significant amount of sinkage when our testers sat or slept near the edge of the mattress. This sinkage could worsen over time, and some people may find it difficult to get in and out of this mattress. Customers looking for good edge support may want to consider a mattress with reinforced edges like a hybrid or innerspring model.
The Leesa is virtually silent. Our sleep testers reported that this mattress didn’t produce any noise during our sleep testing trials. This is to be expected from an all-foam mattress, as it’s one of their shining qualities. Mattress noise is usually associated with internal components, such as a coil system. Since the Leesa does not contain any internal components other than layers of foam, noise isn’t a concern. The Leesa is a great option for people who wake up easily or are sensitive to sound.
While our sleep testers found the Leesa mattress offers some bounce, they reported that it was slow to respond. Like other all-foam models, this mattress doesn’t offer the springiness associated with innerspring or hybrid mattresses. The lack of bounce means this mattress isn’t great for switching positions during sex. On the plus side, the Leesa provides good traction due to its conforming nature, which makes it great for couples who aren’t changing positions often. This mattress also rated highly in the noise category, making it a discreet option. It depends on customer preference, but in general, the Leesa is not as good for sex as a hybrid or innerspring model would be.
Now, let’s discuss our sleeper ratings for the Leesa Mattress.
The ideal firmness and thickness settings for a mattress largely depend on a sleeper’s body weight, shape, and preferred sleep position. In order to better inform our readers and avoid subjectivity in our review, we evaluated the bed with sleep testers of varying body types and position preferences.
Lightweight Sleepers – Less than 130 lbs.
Our lightweight sleep testers found that the Leesa was very good for lightweight back and stomach sleepers. This is consistent with our expectations, as lightweight sleepers tend to prefer softer beds that hug the body closely and alleviate aches and pains. This mattress may be a bit too firm and create pressure points for lightweight side sleepers, but our testers found it to be good overall. The Leesa is a favourable model for lightweight sleepers who prefer a firmer body-conforming mattress.
Average Weight Sleepers – 130 to 230 lbs.
Our average weight sleepers of all styles were very happy with the Leesa. Across the board they reported it to have a supportive, body-hugging feel. As a mattress with Medium firmness, the Leesa provides ample pressure relief without too much sagging for average weight sleepers. In general, sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds tend to prefer Medium to Medium-Firm mattresses, as they provide a balanced feel of cushioning and support.
Heavyweight Sleepers – More than 230 lbs.
While our sleep testers reported that the Leesa was good for back sleepers, heavyweight stomach and side sleepers were not as satisfied with this mattress. With an average to low profile and a medium-firm feel, the Leesa is not as well suited to heavyweight sleepers. Due to its lower profile and weak edge support, it can be difficult to sleep closer to the edge of this mattress. Our heavyweight testers reported excessive sagging, especially close to the edges of the bed.
In general, heavyweight sleepers tend to prefer mattresses with a firmer feel. Softer models sag too much, compromising support and resulting in spinal misalignment, aches, and pains over time. This mattress is suitable for back sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds and prefer a body-hugging feel, but overall we found that the Leesa does not provide enough support for heavyweight sleepers.
Pricing and Discounts
- Twin $499
- Full $899
- Queen $999
- King $1199
- California King $1199
How Does the Leesa Mattress Compare to Other Beds?
We encourage our readers to compare mattress options in order to find the best fit. We strive to provide our readers with the information needed to compare mattresses and make informed decisions. Read our comparisons below to see how the Leesa stacks up against other Lessa models and mattresses with similar designs and performance ratings.
Leesa Mattress vs. Leesa Hybrid
The Leesa Hybrid Mattress is 11 inches thick and has a Medium Firm (6.5) feel making it a firmer option than the Leesa. The comfort layer of the two models is comparable, as both are made up of a combination of polyfoam and memory foam. The major difference between the two is the Hybrid’s pocketed coil support core, which makes it firmer and more responsive than the all-foam Leesa.
The difference in construction means that the Leesa is a softer, more body-conforming model while the Hybrid is a firmer, more supportive model. The softer Leesa is better suited to lightweight side and stomach sleepers, as the Hybrid doesn’t conform as well to a lighter frame and may create pressure points over time. The firmer Hybrid is better suited for average weight stomach and back sleepers who prefer a Medium Firm mattress as well as back sleepers who weigh over 250 pounds.
As with other Hybrids, this mattress has strong air circulation due to the coil layers. This, in conjunction with the cooling polyfoam in the comfort layer, provides a cooler sleep experience than the Leesa. Both the Leesa and the Hybrid are high-value models, coming in at lower-than-average price points for their mattress type. The major difference between the two is the pocketed coil support core of the Hybrid vs. the polyfoam support core of the Leesa.
Leesa Mattress vs. Leesa Legend
The Leesa Legend, Leesa’s newest and tallest model, is particularly well suited to customers who prefer a higher profile bed. The Legend is a 12 inch thick, hybrid mattress with a Medium Firm (6.5) feel. With a ventilated polyfoam top layer, pocketed coil support core and a breathable cover, the Leesa Legend sleeps much cooler than the all-foam Leesa. The Legend also has above-average motion isolation for a hybrid mattress. That being said, the Leesa has better overall motion isolation and is virtually silent, making it a good choice for couples and sensitive sleepers.
The Leesa is also better suited to lightweight sleepers, as it’s softer and provides a body-hugging cradle. The Leesa Legend is too firm for lightweight sleepers and may cause pressure points to build up. It is, however, well suited to average weight sleepers who prefer a medium-firm feel and tend to sleep hot. The Legend is constructed with premium materials and is the most expensive of the three Leesa models.
Leesa Mattress vs. Nectar
The Nectar is an 11 inch, mixed-foam mattress with a Medium Firm (6.5) feel and shares several similarities with the Leesa. The two models have a comparable design overall, as both are constructed with high-quality materials including a mixed memory and polyfoam comfort layer and a high-density polyfoam support core. Both are all-foam models, so they’re virtually silent and have little to no motion transfer, making either a great choice for couples.
The Leesa and the Nectar offer a mid-level firmness and have comparable support across different weight groups and sleep styles. The Nectar is a slightly firmer model, though, making it better suited to sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds or more and prefer a firm, supportive bed.
While both beds offer high-quality construction at a reasonable price point, the Nectar costs less, making it a higher-value option overall. That being said, the Leesa is a better option for customers looking for a softer, more body-conforming model. For a more in-depth review of both mattresses check out our Nectar vs. Leesa mattress comparison.
Leesa Mattress vs. Casper Original
The Casper Original and the Leesa are both mixed-foam models made up of high-quality materials. The Casper is taller with a height of 12 inches due to its 1.5 inch thick zoned polyfoam transitional layer and extra material in its support core. This thicker profile ensures better overall support for sleepers across weight groups and styles. While the Leesa performed very well in our pressure relief tests, we found that the Casper provides more targeted support with the combination of its soft comfort layer and zoned transitional layer. This makes it particularly well suited to people who suffer from chronic pain.
Both models offer a Medium firm feel, and provide even support across sleeper weights and styles. The Casper is a better model for heavyweight sleepers, as its thicker profile is more supportive and prevents pressure points from developing. Both models absorb motion transfer and noise well, making either a great choice for couples.
The Casper Original and the Leesa are both made with high-quality materials and offer good value for the money, coming in at similar price points. To read more about how these two models stack up, check out our Casper vs. Leesa mattress comparison.
Leesa Mattress vs. Tuft & Needle Original
The Tuft & Needle is made up entirely of polyfoam with a standard polyfoam comfort layer and a high-density polyfoam support core. Polyfoam doesn’t create the same body-hugging cradle that memory foam does. This means that the Leesa, with its mixed polyfoam and memory foam comfort layer, offers more pressure relief overall. The Tuft & Needle is a cooler all-foam model, however. Featuring a lower density, graphite-infused polyfoam in its comfort layer, it’s more breathable than models made of higher density foams. Both the Leesa and the Tuft & Needle offer excellent motion isolation and are virtually silent, making them well suited to couples.
The Tuft & Needle is a firmer model than the Leesa with a Medium-Firm (6.5) feel. We recommend this mattress for sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds or more, as it provides firm support for an all-foam model while maintaining a balanced sleep surface. Lightweight sleepers are better suited to the softer, more body-conforming Leesa Mattress. While both mattresses are high-value overall, the Tuft & Needle does come in at a slightly lower price point. For more information about how these models compare check out our Tuft & Needle vs Leesa mattress comparison.
Leesa Mattress vs. Purple
The Purple Mattress is a cooler and firmer all-foam mattress than the Leesa. It’s a 9 ¼ inch thick, foam mattress with a Medium-Firm (6.5) feel. Its construction differs from the Leesa in its comfort layer which is made up of high-density polyfoam and a “Smart Grid”. The “Smart Grid” consists of a Buckling-column Gel distributed evenly over an elastic polymer that acts like latex or memory foam in the way that it conforms to the sleeper’s body. It also improves the airflow of this mattress and prevents excessive sagging. Like the Leesa, the support core is made of high-density polyfoam, offering a supportive, firm base.
Both the Leesa and the Purple provide excellent pressure relief making either model a great choice for lightweight or average weight sleepers who experience frequent aches and pains. That being said, sleepers over 230 pounds may find that the Purple mattress creates pressure points over time and is more difficult to get in and out of due to its shorter profile. The Leesa is a softer choice for customers looking for a more body-hugging feel, while the Purple is well suited to customers who tend to sleep hot and prefer the feel of a firmer foam mattress. The Leesa is a cheaper option than the Purple, but both mattresses offer good value for money. For more information about how these two models stack up, check out our Purple vs Leesa mattress comparison.
Leesa Mattress FAQ
Sleep Trial 100 nights
Shipping All 50 states and Canada
Warranty 10-year, non-prorated
Made In USA
Where Can I Buy the Leesa Mattress?
The Leesa Mattress is available for sale on the Leesa website. Customers may also buy the mattress at Leesa’s brick-and-mortar showrooms in New York City, and in Virginia Beach. Additionally, Leesa mattresses are sold at West Elm and Pottery Barn stores across the country.
Where Do They Ship?
Anywhere in the contiguous U.S. and Canada
White Glove Delivery?
Leesa does not offer White Glove delivery for the Leesa Mattress or Leesa Hybrid.
Old Mattress Removal?
Leesa does not offer old mattress removal.
Full Delivery Policy
The delivery policy for Leesa is as follows:
- After a customer’s order is placed, the mattress must be constructed and compressed. This process generally takes three to five business days. Estimated delivery times are one to five business days after the bed ships.
- Leesa ships mattresses in the U.S. and Canada using UPS Ground. Customers in all 50 states qualify for free delivery.
- Shipping addresses can be adjusted at any time, but Leesa urges customers to make these changes within 24 hours of placing their order to avoid any errors.
Trial Period and Warranty Details
Trial Period and Guarantee
Leesa offers a 100-night sleep trial for all mattresses sold.
- Ther sleep trial includes a mandatory 30-night break-in period. Purchasers will not be able to return their mattress for a full refund until they have tested out the mattress for at least 30 nights.
- In the event of a return, Leesa will coordinate mattress pickup and provide a full refund.
- This sleep trial is offered to customers who purchase their mattress through Amazon.com or West Elm.
Leesa offers a 10-year warranty for the Leesa Mattress, Leesa Hybrid, and Leesa Legend:
- This warranty is entirely nonprorated. Leesa will, at its sole option, repair or replace any mattress with defects for as long as the warranty is valid. Leesa covers the labor costs associated with repairs and replacements, but owners must pay all related shipping and handling charges.
- The warranty will be voided if the mattress leaves the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom.
- The warranty will cover the following defects:
- Visible indentations that are deeper than one inch (1”) and not resulting from an ‘improper or unsupportive’ foundation.
- Flaws in the craftsmanship of the mattress that damage the foam after the user has correctly set up the mattress with a proper foundation.
- Flaws with the cover, including the zippers and seams. Please note: ‘In the event that Leesa replaces the mattress cover, Leesa will replace it with the current style of cover available for the mattress, which may be of a different color, design, or material than the original cover provided.’
- The warranty will not cover the following:
- Indentations that do not measure one inch (1?) or deeper, or a ‘normal increase’ in the softness of the memory foam that does not affect its ability to provide pressure relief. These issues are considered standard wear and tear.
- Repair or replacement requests that arise due to changes in the owner’s comfort preferences.
- Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other physical damages to the cover not caused by the manufacturing or shipping processes
- If the original mattress owner decides to upgrade after noticing a defect covered under their warranty, they may do so by paying the difference between the cost of the original product being replaced and the cost of the upgraded product, as well as the cost of additional required components that are not being replaced under the warranty. A new warranty will be issued for the new parts only.
- This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively offered 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 do not receive warranty coverage.
7 out of 10 owner experiences show that customers have had a positive experience with Leesa, irrespective of whether or not they liked their mattress.
Leesa was founded in 2014.
Leesa currently holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Leesa operates two brick-and-mortar showrooms – nicknamed ‘Dream Galleries – in the SoHo area of New York City and in Virginia Beach. Additionally, Leesa mattresses are sold at West Elm and Pottery Barn stores across the country.
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