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Before we get into the post, here’s an overview of Leesa and Sapira:
Now that you get the gist, let’s jump into the meat of our comparison on Leesa and Sapira.
There are a few big names in the bed-in-a-box industry, including Casper, Purple, Tuft & Needle, and Leesa who’s the center of today’s comparison. After releasing their original all-foam model, Leesa followed up with a more expensive coil mattress to appeal to shoppers with a more luxurious taste. Some people may be perfectly happy with the more budget friendly Leesa, and others may want to spring for the additional features you get with Sapira. Our intention is to cover the topics we think are most important so you’re fully informed and ready to make a decision you’ll be satisfied with.
We’ll be covering a lot of information in this post, but there’s even more to be found in our full-length reviews.
You’ll get free shipping when you order your mattress from Leesa or Sapira. As the term “mattress in a box” implies, it’ll arrive on your porch in a cardboard box. It may be an unconventional delivery method, but the best part is that you won’t have any problems trying to fit it through your front door.
The unboxing process is quick and simple, all you’ll have to do is roll it out and place it on a flat surface. It’ll be tempting to sleep on it immediately, but you should wait 24-48 hours to give your bed enough time to decompress. If you decide to go with a Sapira, it’ll take on its intended form quicker than an original Leesa mattress will since the Sapira incorporates coils in its construction.
Since these mattresses are from the same brand, you’ll get a 100-night risk-free trial period with both Leesa and Sapira. That means if you decide you don’t like the mattress after three months, you will be able to return your bed for 100% of your money back. It’s a pretty standard policy, and we think it’s one of the best perks behind buying a mattress online since you aren’t required to keep it after you click “purchase.”
Let’s say you decide to keep your mattress like 80-90% of customers do, you’ll be protected under the company’s 10-year warranty policy. I’ll leave it up to them to explain all the details, so head over to the Leesa website to see what you’re covered for.
One of our favorite things about Leesa is their strong social commitment and dedication to making an impact in the community. Many mattress companies will donate your returned mattress to charity, but Leesa takes it farther than that by donating one mattress for every 10 they sell to a person in need. They’re also actively trying to improve the environment by planting one tree for every mattress sold, and if you take a look at their figures, that means they’re responsible for a lot of young trees currently in the soil.
One reason Leesa can make their Sapira mattress a little pricier is because it uses high quality foams like the Leesa mattress does, but it also incorporates coils. They make the bed slightly thicker, more supportive, extra durable, and a little bouncy, too.
The first layer of material within the mattress is a thin 1” slab of support foam to provide a foundation for the coils above it. They’re 6” pocketed coils which means it gives your body more localized support along with everything we just mentioned above. The next layer is another slab of support foam to act as a transition layer between the coils and the 1.5” of pressure relieving memory foam above it. Finally at the top is 1.5” of aerated Avena foam.
We think one of the not so great sides of Sapira’s construction is the fact that it doesn’t have handles to help move it, and it’s 115 lb. So if you’re liking the sound of this mattress but you’re somebody who moves often, hopefully you either have a few people to help you or you’re one strong individual.
The memory foam and Avena foam layers at the top of a Sapira mattress are the most prominent comfort layers, and the coils are also a contributing factor to the bed’s overall feel. It’s a little firmer than Leesa, landing between a medium and medium-firm, but it’s still a soft-to-the-touch mattress.
It’s not light and airy like Leesa, but we’d say it gives you more of a “buoyant” feeling like when you’re floating on your back in a river. You feel a combination of the soft memory foam and soft neutral Avena foam, with a little bounce and bi-directional support from the pocketed coils.
Since the mattress is rated between a medium and medium-firm, it’s an ideal bed for back and stomach sleepers since your spine will stay in proper alignment and it won’t sag. If you’re an occasional side sleeper or a strict side sleeper who weighs 200+ lb, we also think it’ll be a good choice for you. If you don’t sleep on your side for a majority of the night, you won’t need that pressure relief as much. If you’re a little more heavy-set, it should feel soft enough to give your body that pressure relief side sleepers need. However, if you’re a petite individual who sleeps only on your side, you may want to consider a Leesa mattress because Sapira might feel too firm to you.
If you’re a combo sleeper and tend to switch positions during your sleep, we think Sapira will be a perfectly good option for you because it’s so responsive and quick to bounce back into shape after you remove pressure.
On the other hand, we make Leesa the crowned winner for limiting motion transfer. Even though Sapira is better than other coil mattresses, it wouldn’t be the best option for particularly light sleepers. So if it’s important you don’t feel your significant other get up in the middle of the night, you may want to consider a Leesa over a Sapira mattress.
The type of foam a company incorporates in their mattress plays a role in how hot you’re going to get when you sleep on it. For some people, they only heat up during their sleep on occasion in the summer, so the only remedy they need is a little AC. For others, they have to stay away from foams that retain heat, like memory foam and some poly foams, to prevent them from getting too warm.
Sapira uses materials found on the cooler end of the spectrum, like proprietary foam and coils. It’s also a firm mattress, so you sleep gently on top of the foam instead of sinking into it. Altogether, we think this specific combination of materials make Sapira mattresses sleep a little cooler than the all-foam Leesa mattresses. You can read more about the materials inside Sapira here on Leesa.com.
Several companies have sent us mattresses with different temperature regulating methods, and we put together a list on our favorite ones. So if you are specifically looking for a cool-to-the-touch mattress, check out our post on the Best Beds For Hot Sleepers.
For some people, all of this information means nothing if Leesa or Sapira isn’t in your price range and you certainly aren’t in the market to just window shop. Leesa lands somewhere between budget tier and luxury tier, with a retail price of around $1,000 for a queen mattress.
It’s going to be the more affordable option, and they usually have a promotion running to cut the price a little. Sapira runs around $1,600 MSRP for a queen size. It’s like the difference between a Toyota Tacoma and a Ford F-350. They’re both perfectly good looking and functional trucks, it just depends on how much weight you intend to pull and how souped up you want it to be.
You can check the current price for Leesa and Sapira on Leesa.com. Typically they’re pretty consistent about offering discounts.
Hypothetically, let’s say you were to peel back the cover of a Leesa mattress. What you’d see is 10” of foam divided into three sections. The bottom layer is 6” of dense polyurethane foam (neutral foam), which acts as a supportive foundation to the mattress. The second slab is 2” of memory foam to give those aches and pains some pressure relief and act as a transition layer between the base layer. The last layer is a proprietary foam manufactured by Leesa (a type of foam made specifically by and for the company) called LSA200. In the fall of 2018, they replaced their Avena foam with LSA200 and we really enjoy the difference it made.
Since Leesa is a mattress constructed with only foam materials, it’s not going to be the best mattress for heavy-set folks who weigh over 250 lb. If this is the case for you, we suggest you take a look at Sapira since the coils make it a more supportive mattress.
Mattress shoppers are obviously looking to purchase a mattress they find comfortable, but everyone has their own opinion when it comes to what kind of bed is or isn’t comfortable. Some people love memory foam, some people love the feeling of a bouncy innerspring. Not many people, though, have a bone to pick with neutral foam mattresses like Leesa. If we went out on the street and asked 10 random people to lay on our Leesa mattress, we could probably expect eight or nine of them to tell us they enjoy it.
The LSA200 foam gives the bed a light and airy feel while it neutralizes the memory foam underneath. Leesa’s charm is that it’s just a generally comfortable neutral-foam feeling mattress. On our scale to measure how soft or firm a mattress is, Leesa landed at a medium.
This is another accommodating feature of the mattress because it suits the widest range of people. If you’re a back or stomach sleeper, it’ll feel be firm enough to keep your spine in proper alignment. If you mostly sleep on your side, it’s soft enough to give you pressure relief and mold to the curves of your body so you don’t wake up with the feeling of pins and needles in your arm.
For you combination sleepers out there, we think you’ll enjoy this mattress too, not only because it will accommodate your range of sleeping positions, but it’s quite responsive so you’ll be able to switch from your back, to your stomach, to your side with little effort.
If you’re sharing a bed with your partner, you’ll also find Leesa limits motion transfer really well. Have you ever seen that commercial with the girl walking around the mattress without spilling a wine glass? Well we did that test too, but with water instead because we never know how it’s going to turn out, and Leesa passed with flying colors.
You know you want to purchase from Leesa because they’re a top rated brand, and they care about charity as much as you do. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to decide which of their products you can see yourself sleeping on every night.
That’s it for us, and we hope you’re a little closer to making your decision. Don’t forget to check out our Mattress Deals/Coupons page to make sure you’re getting the best value for your mattress.