If you came here just for the quick-hit facts, we’ve got you covered. Here are the primary points of differentiation between these two bed-in-a-box mattresses.
Those are the three primary differences. As you will find out below, the two beds are actually similar in a lot of respects. Still, you should keep reading to learn more about each bed.
The customer policies these new-age, online bedding companies offer is part of the reason why bed-in-a-box mattresses have become so popular over the last several years. In short, these companies make it extremely easy for customers. Don’t believe me? Let’s dig a little deeper, starting with what Lull offers.
The Lull mattress ships for free via FedEx and will arrive on your porch compressed in a box within 2-7 business days. Once the mattress is delivered, just follow the lead of the Slumber Yard team below. They’ll show you how to properly unbox the mattress and set it up in your room. Essentially, all you have to do is move the box to your room, remove the mattress, cut the plastic and unroll the bed onto your foundation. Just make sure to let the mattress breathe and inflate for about 24-48 hours before sleeping on it.
From the day the bed is delivered, Lull offers customers a 100-night risk-free trial period. This allows customers to sleep on the bed for about three months before deciding whether they want to keep it or not. If the mattress doesn’t work out, no worries, the return process is very simple. Just contact the Lull customer support team and they’ll arrange for the mattress to be picked up from your home free or charge. Once the bed has been removed, just email Lull a copy of the pick-up receipt and they’ll issue you a full refund. Lastly, the Lull mattress comes with a 10-year warranty. You can read more about what the warranty covers on the company’s website.
Leesa pretty much matches exactly what Lull offers. They too offer free shipping, free returns, a 100-night sleep trial, and a 10-year warranty. These policies, just you know, are pretty standard for the online mattress industry. The majority of mattress companies that operate online offer some variation of the policies described above.
Our goal is to help you figure out which of these beds is best for you. In the first section, we will describe some of the areas in which the Lull mattress differs from the Original Leesa mattress. The second section will focus on how Leesa differs from Lull, and then at the end, we will cover the areas in which they overlap. Let’s get to it.
Lull was one of the early entrants in the bed-in-a-box space (founded in 2015). As of the date of this post, they only offer one model, which is obviously the focus of this comparison. So without further adieu, let’s talk about some of the ways in which Lull is different from Leesa.
Like the Original Leesa mattress, the Lull mattress is comprised of three foam layers. However, the actual composition of the bed is slightly different than that of Leesa’s. The bed starts with a 7″ layer of dense polyurethane foam. This layer serves as the primary foundation for the mattress. In the middle is a 1.5″ transition layer made of soft polyurethane foam, and then on top, the bed uses a 1.5″ layer of memory foam.
As you will find out in the section below, the Leesa mattresses uses memory foam, as well, but it’s used as a transition in the bed rather than the top comfort layer. As such, the Lull mattress has a little more of a memory foam feel to it than Leesa.
Given the Lull mattress uses a 1.5″ layer of memory foam for its top layer, one might think the bed has a traditional memory foam feel, but that’s actually not the case. It has more of what we call a neutral-foam feel. The top memory foam layer doesn’t quite contour or conform to your body as much as the top layers on the Nectar or Tomorrow Sleep mattresses, for example. Don’t get us wrong, the mattress is still soft and comfortable, but just don’t expect a traditional memory foam feel from this bed.
Still, with that said, you can definitely tell the top layer is comprised of memory foam, hence the reason why we say the mattress contains a hint of memory foam. Given this, if you’re a fan of memory foam, you’ll probably like the Lull mattress a little more than the Leesa mattress. If you want more of a deep, traditional memory foam feel, though, in which the top layers sort of wrap and hug your body, be sure to check out our list of the Best Memory Foam Beds.
This is perhaps the biggest advantage that Lull has over Leesa. To boil it down, the Lull mattress is cheaper than the Original Leesa mattress. For comparison purposes, a queen size Lull mattress has a MSRP of around $950, while a queen size Leesa mattress has a MSRP of around $1,000.
Although, the MSRPs don’t mean much. Both companies regularly offer coupon codes, promo codes, and discounts to make their beds more affordable. Lull typically offers $50-$150 off their beds. Check the green discount box on the right hand side of the screen to see what they’re currently offering. Leesa typically offers $100-$150 off their mattresses. You can check Leesa.com to see what kind of promotion the company is currently offering.
If both of these beds are a little out of your price range, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of the Best Cheap Mattresses.
Leesa is one of the most popular online mattress companies in the world. The company really helped popularize the whole bed-in-a-box concept. Besides the Original Leesa mattress (the focus of this comparison), the company also offers the Leesa Sapira mattress. This model is very similar to the Original Leesa except it has a higher price tag and contains pocketed coils for its primary support structure.
The Leesa mattress, like the Lull mattress, is constructed using three foam layers. For the bottom, the bed uses a 6″ layer of dense core foam. Next, the bed uses a 2″ layer of memory foam for its transition layer, which is there to provide deep pressure relief for sleepers. Finally, on top is a 2″ layer of what the company calls its LSA200 foam. This is a proprietary foam that is new to the mattress as of September 2018. The LSA200 foam is designed to be softer and a bit more durable compared to the top layer the company previously used.
As we eluded to above, since the memory foam layer sits below the true top comfort layer, you really can’t feel much of it all. Instead, the bed has more of a soft, neutral-foam feel. The LSA200 foam is soft and comforting, but it doesn’t wrap your body the way memory foam does (i.e. it’s more neutral).
It’s important to note there’s no winner or loser when talking about feel. Everybody has different preferences. Just because the Leesa mattress doesn’t have a memory foam feel doesn’t mean it’s a bad bed by any means. In fact, in our experience, it seems like a neutral-foam feel generally appeals to a larger subset of people than a memory foam feel. A lot of people out there don’t like the conforming sensation that memory foam provides.
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The LSA200 foam top layer on the Leesa mattress is also a bit more responsive than the memory foam top layer on the Lull mattress. As you can see below, the top layer of foam pops back into place quickly after pressure is released off the bed.
In general, active sleepers who move around a lot throughout the night find it easier to switch between positions on beds that have responsive top layers. However, to be fair, even though the top layer on the Lull mattress is somewhat slow to respond, you don’t get any sort of that stuck-in-the-mud feel that is common among memory foam beds. As such, we think active sleepers won’t experience any issues with either of these mattresses.
This is a small point, but we like the cover on the Leesa mattress a little more than the cover on the Lull mattress. Maybe it was just the bed we ordered, but it seemed like the cover on the Lull mattress was a little loose. A couple of our team members said there were times where they could feel the material bunching up under their bodies. Again, we haven’t heard any other complaints about this so maybe it was just our particular unit.
As we referenced above, Leesa and Lull are similar in several respects. Let’s cover the areas in which these two beds overlap.
Overall, we think both mattresses land around a medium on the firmness scale. Both beds strike a nice balance between pressure relief and support. The average sized person will find each mattress is not too firm nor too soft.
Given this, we think both Lull and Leesa are very accommodating regardless of sleeping position. In other words, it doesn’t matter whether you sleep primarily on your back, stomach, or side.
Back and stomach sleepers will find that both beds provide a good amount of support and side sleepers will find both beds to be soft and comfortable. However, as you will find out below, there are a few limitations when it comes to your weight and body type.
Given both beds have a simple three-layer foam construction, we don’t think they’re the best options for people who weigh more than 250 lb. Generally speaking, beds that use coils for their primary support framework are better suited to handle the pressure big folks exert on a mattress.
If you fall into this category, we recommend checking out the Leesa Sapira mattress (if you like the sound of Leesa so far) or our list of the Best Innerspring & Hybrid Mattresses. If you’re a smaller or average sized person, you should be just fine on either of these bed-in-a-box mattresses.
Last up, let’s quickly cover how these mattresses perform in terms of motion isolation and edge support. These are two important topics for couples to think about when buying a new mattress.
First, both beds deaden movement extremely well. In our tests, we noticed very little motion that was transferred from one side of the bed to the other when pressure was applied on the surface. As you can see below, the water in the glass stayed fairly stable despite the movement near the top-half of the bed.
Motion isolation is critical if you share a bed with an active sleeper. Beds like Lull and Leesa that deaden movement well will hopefully mean you get a better night of sleep since you won’t be disturbed or jostled awake every time your partner gets up to sneak a midnight snack or glass of water.
In terms of edge support, both beds perform good, but not great. Both mattresses are fairly solid around the perimeter, but we wouldn’t put them in our edge support hall of fame. At the end of the day, we don’t think you and your partner will have any issues with either mattress in this department.
This is an important topic for couples who prefer not to cuddle or who share a smaller size bed (i.e. full or queen). A bed that provides solid edge support means both partners will have more room to spread out and get comfortable without feeling like they’re about roll off the bed due to the lack of support around the perimeter.
Thanks for sticking with us all the way to the end. As you probably inferred by reading the entire comparison, these two beds share quite a few similarities. As such, you still might be on the fence as to which bed to purchase. Well, in our opinion, it really comes to two main factors.
Price — If you’re on a tight budget, Lull is going to be the cheaper option. Be sure to check the discount box at the top of this post to see what kind of savings you can score right now.
Feel — If you like memory foam, chances are you’ll like the Lull mattress a little more. If not, the Leesa mattress is the safe choice.
That’s all we have for you. We hope this comparison was helpful.