Leesa vs Amerisleep Mattress
Read through our full comparison of Amerisleep AS3 and the Leesa mattress to see which might be better for you.
Last Updated: September 14, 2020
In this post, we’ll break down the major differences between the Amerisleep mattresses, including their popular AS3 model, and the top-rated Leesa mattress. We’ll discuss feel and firmness, price and discounts, model options, and more.
Before we get into the details of the post, here’s a brief overview of what we’ll cover as it pertains to Amerisleep and Leesa:
- Price — Leesa will be more affordable than any of the Amerisleep models, with and without discounts.
- Feel — Leesa has a neutral-foam feel, while Amerisleep’s mattresses have a memory foam feel.
- Model Options — Amerisleep has five different models that vary in firmness.
- Cover — Amerisleep’s cover is machine washable and uses Celliant technology.
With all that outlined, let’s get into the full comparison.
Amerisleep vs Leesa: Introduction
The online mattress industry has been around long enough to feature a full spectrum of products in terms of price and quality. While both Amerisleep and Leesa are quality products, they do fall into different tiers—Amerisleep being “luxury” and Leesa being “mass-market”—and land on different points of the price spectrum.
Amerisleep’s five different mattress models each feature a responsive memory foam feel, a Celliant cover, and a fairly hefty price tag. You can see their most popular model, the AS3, on the company’s website. I will warn that it isn’t cheap.
Leesa doesn’t offer all those options, but their flagship model is comfortable and nice in a soft-foam way while not threatening to break the bank. They do, however, have a hybrid mattress called Leesa Hybrid / Sapira that’s actually not really anymore expensive than Amerisleep beds. You see the Sapira Hybrid mattress on Leesa.com.
Leesa Mattress Feel And Firmness
While most people like or at least don’t mind memory foam, some folks just aren’t into it. Or maybe they don’t mind it, but they aren’t looking to sleep on it every night for the next 10 years.
If that’s you, but you still really enjoy a foamy mattress, Leesa might be just what you’re looking for. It has a nice neutral-foam feel, which means it’s soft and comfy, but it doesn’t have that contouring behavior you’d get with a memory foam bed.
Leesa also falls right in the middle of our firmness scale, just adding to its wide-reaching accommodation. While it may not be the bed of your very detailed dreams, it’s unlikely that Leesa will be off-putting for you because it isn’t extreme in any way. It’s, well, agreeable. If you go to Leesa.com you can see the exact layers inside the mattress.
So agreeable, in fact, that Leesa will work for all sleeper types and most body types. The only sleepers who will want to look elsewhere are those who weigh around 250 lb or more. In that case, a bed with coils for support and durability will be the better choice. For some of our favorites, check out our Best Hybrid Innerspring Mattress list or our list of the Best Mattresses For Heavy People. As a reminder, Leesa does offer the Sapira mattress, which is a fantastic alternative if you need extra support.
Leesa vs Amerisleep Price
A lot of shopping decisions come down to cost. How much are you willing to spend? How much are you even able to spend? In some comparisons, the cost difference is fairly negligible, with both options landing in the same approximate range. Not so in this case.
Between Leesa and Amerisleep, Leesa is the more affordable pick by a pretty significant margin. A queen size Leesa mattress is marked at about $1,000 full price. When you start applying promo codes, you can often end up spending closer to $850. If you go to Leesa.com, you can see their deals today, which will probably be 10-15% off or some sort of bundle with sheets or a pillow.
Amerisleep’s cheapest model, AS1, has an MSRP of about $1,200. Their most popular model, AS3, comes in at about $1,400, and their priciest model, AS5, lands at a hefty $2,100. You can find discounts pretty consistently, though, so it might worth checking the company’s website for current promotions.
Amerisleep Mattress Feel
Being memory foam mattresses, it really is to be expected that Amerisleep’s beds feel like memory foam. Specifically, responsive memory foam.
Although Amerisleep offers five different models which vary slightly in construction and firmness (we’ll get into that in the next section), all of their beds will have the same general, overall feel. Again, that’s going to be responsive memory foam.
With this feel profile, Amerisleep mattresses are going to be great for a whole bunch of memory foam lovers. Traditional memory foam is generally suitable for back, stomach, and side sleepers, but can be a difficult material for combo sleepers. The deep viscous behavior of those traditional memory foams make it hard to turn over during the night and can lead to disrupted sleep.
But because Amerisleep’s memory foam is rather responsive, combo sleepers will be much happier and sleep more soundly than they would on a traditional, dense TempurPedic mattress, for example.
Different Models Offered By Amerisleep
As we’ve mentioned a few times throughout this post, Amerisleep makes five models of their mattress. You get to choose AS1, AS2, AS3, AS4, or AS5. But what’s the difference?
They’re actually fairly similar in terms of construction. Between the five mattresses, Amerisleep only uses three materials—Bio-PUR memory foam, Affinity Transition poly foam, and Bio-Core support foam. Some of the models use just two of those materials, and some use all three.
The major features that set the five models apart are firmness and price. As you go from AS1 to AS5, the firmness goes down and the price goes up.
For a complete breakdown of each AS model in terms of materials, construction, firmness, and pricing, take a look at our full Amerisleep review.
Celliant Cover On Amerisleep
Something that we think might qualify as a bonus feature is Amerisleep’s Celliant cover. Celliant technology is supposed to help promote recovery by taking the heat your body produces and turning it into infrared light. While we can’t claim to have definitive, data-driven proof that it works, anecdotally, we think it does. We’ve also seen this technology on the Bear mattress.
Another thing we love about the cover on Amerisleep is that its machine washable. We don’t see this too often and we’re always excited when we can just take the cover off and toss it in the washer in the case of any spills or accidents. In most cases, your only option is to spot clean with warm water and a mild detergent. It works fine for any little incidents, but for any major messes, a full wash cycle makes us sleep better knowing everything is nice and clean.
If you’ve made it all the way to the end of this comparison, but you’re still not sure which of these options is the right one for you, ask yourself the following questions as a sort of round up.
- Do you like memory foam? If yes, Amerisleep is a good pick. If not, you’ll likely prefer Leesa’s neutral foam.
- Do you want to pick from a bunch of different models or do you like the simplicity of one and done? If you like options, Amerisleep offers five. If not, Leesa keeps it simple.
- Are you intrigued by that Celliant technology and excited by the idea of a washable cover? If yes, go for an Amerisleep.
- And finally, what’s your budget? It it’s under $1,000, Leesa’s the way to go.
If you’re looking for more information or want to see how these two beds stack up against other options out there, scroll through our other mattress reviews, comparisons, and best lists.