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Here’s an overview of the points we’ll be touching on when comparing Yogabed and Leesa:
Read through the rest of this post for more details on each of these highlights.
The internet has enabled us to effortlessly make purchases without leaving our home, and the online mattress market is no different. Bed-in-a-box mattresses have become such a hot commodity because people no longer have to borrow their buddie’s truck to haul a mattress across the freeway to get it home. The two beds we’ll be comparing in this post have some similarities which we will discuss, but we’ll mainly be focused on their differences so you can be sure you’re making a good decision to suit your preferences.
Yogabed is a mattress manufactured by a company called Marpac who originally entered the sleep industry by selling white noise sound machines to help consumers get a better night’s sleep. Now they have several different nighttime products ranging from scent diffusers, to sound machines, and of course mattresses. The Yogabed website also advertises their up-and-coming product, sleep scent linen sprays, so you can keep your sheets and pillows smelling like they just came out of the dryer.
Leesa is among the five most popular bed-in-a-box brands and it’s considered to be comfortable by most people who sleep on it. If you’re somebody who wants to see proof in numbers, about 90% or more of people who purchase a Leesa mattress will end up keeping it. You can also find many sleep related products on Leesa’s website, like sheets, pillows, bed frames, and much more.
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Memory foam is a type of material that people generally either love or strongly dislike. The great thing about a Yogabed is that you can have a memory foam mattress without the stereotypical deep viscous feeling that tends to be the off-putting characteristic for some sleepers.
The bottom layer is constructed with a 2” layer of dense foam to provide a supportive foundation for your mattress. On top of that is a thick 5” layer of more support foam, but it’s a little less dense than the bottom slab. The next two layers are made out of proprietary foam, which is just a fancy way of saying a type of foam made by the brand. Above the 5” layer of support foam is 2” of YogaGel Memory foam, then at the top is a 1” slab of Instant Response Yogafoam.
Since the primary layer you’ll be laying directly on top of is fast response Yogafoam, it effectively neutralizes the memory foam underneath it. This means you don’t get the sinking feeling that’s characteristic of some traditional memory foams. As the name implies, it’s a responsive material that prevents you from feeling stuck in the bed. When you apply pressure with your hand and remove it, you’ll notice the foam bounce back to its original state pretty quickly. It’s a great balance between memory foam and poly foam (neutral foam).
On our scale of softness to firmness, we would place a Yogabed at between a medium and medium-firm. For this reason, it’s a great bed for back, stomach, and combo sleepers. It administers enough support for your hips, trunk, and shoulders so these parts of the body don’t sink into the mattress and cause your spine to be misaligned.
It’s also fairly responsive, so combo sleepers won’t have to struggle every time they want to switch from their back to their stomach. Side sleepers will also be able to enjoy this mattress as it provides enough pressure relief for their side, arm, shoulder, and hip, but you should know that it will start out on the firmer side. It will soften up, however, end up being a nice mattress for side sleepers.
If you’re an individual who fancies breakfast in bed, has kids who love to bring their purple grape juice with them to morning snuggles, or dogs who’ll go from digging in the mud straight into your clean bedding; you might want a mattress with a machine washable cover. Many mattress brands will say their covers are removable, but we usually recommend you don’t take them off because it could be difficult to get back on.
With a Yogabed you definitely won’t be having that problem. You can remove the cover, throw it in the wash, and smoothly put it back on your bed at your discretion. Just make sure you set your washing machine’s temperature to cold when you throw it in, use a mild detergent, and lay your cover out to air dry. If you don’t like memory foam, but are intrigued by a mattress with a machine washable cover, check out our review on the Level Sleep mattress.
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The average bed-in-the-box mattress will have an MSRP of around $800 to $1,000. Often times, both Leesa and Yogabed will fall in that range.
A queen size mattress from Leesa, for example, will retail for about $1,000, but as of this post it has a discount code that will drop the price by over $100. Yogabed is somewhere in that stratosphere as well, but their prices do bounce around frequently.
As a heads up, the best time to purchase a mattress is around holidays, because most bed-in-a-box mattress brands will offer the most attractive promotions around those times. You can check our Mattress Deals & Coupons page to see if we’ve found any deals on Yogabed or Leesa right now.
Leesa is also made entirely out of foam, but it’s constructed a little differently than Yogabed. Starting from the base, you have a 6” layer of polyurethane foam, which is more mattress jargon for “neutral foam.” Next is a 2” transition layer of memory foam, then the top slab of the mattress is a proprietary foam Leesa dubbed “LSA200.” It’s another proprietary foam that balances out the memory foam layer underneath.
The company incorporated LSA200 in their mattresses in September of 2018, and it’s their upgraded version of the Avena egg-crate foam they previously used.
Similar to the Yogabed, a Leesa mattress doesn’t feel like a memory foam mattress, even though it’s constructed with a layer of memory foam. Their proprietary foam on the top is light and airy so you barely even feel the memory foam underneath. We think it’s even more neutral than a Yogabed because it feels like you’re laying on a really soft and comfortable, but ordinary mattress.
It’s important to note that just because we call a bed “ordinary,” it doesn’t mean we think it’s a bad mattress—quite the opposite actually. You can partially credit Leesa’s popularity to the fact that there’s nothing extra special about it. Overall, it’s a really comfortable mattress without the additional embellishments some people feel indifferent about or don’t want to pay for. This is why we would call a Leesa mattress your “safe bet,” because odds are the average Joe will probably enjoy it.
A Leesa mattress will also fall at a medium on our firmness scale, so, like the Yogabed, it will accommodate all sleeper types. The material is quick to respond, so those who toss and turn at night won’t be woken up every hour when they want to change sleeping positions.
After reading the pros and cons of both mattresses, ask yourself these questions to help you determine whether Yogabed or Leesa will be the most beneficial for you.
If you’ve reached the end of this review and realized you really don’t want a foam mattress, that’s perfectly fine. Maybe it’s because you want a more bouncy feel to your bed or you’re a little heavier and want a more supportive mattress. Check out our list of the Best Hybrid and Innerspring Mattress. Otherwise, thanks for choosing The Slumber Yard to answer your mattress questions and make sure to check up on our mattress deals page to stay updated on the great deals going on.
We have to talk about the important, but often overlooked, company policies.
You can rest easy knowing you won’t have to put down an extra $25+ on shipping because these bed-in-a-box brands will deliver your mattress for free. Within the week after you order, you’ll receive a box at your front door approximately the size of a mini fridge. When you unroll your mattress, don’t be concerned when it looks more like a supersized yoga mat instead of a bed. You’ll have to wait about 24-48 hours for your mattress to inflate to its intended size.
You’ll get a 101-night risk-free trial with Yogabed and a 100-night risk-free trial with Leesa. We think it’s safe to say that after you spend over three months testing your new mattress, you won’t have any ground breaking realizations in that one extra night. So we don’t think the trial length will hold much weight in your decision between these two.
If you come to find you don’t like your mattress and want to return it, you can get 100% of your money back from both Yogabed and Leesa (as long as you made the decision within your trial period). Leesa, however, will donate your unwanted mattress to somebody else who’s in need of a comfortable place to lay their head at night. Yogabed has some suggestions on their website for where to donate your mattress if you don’t like it, but they don’t do the work for you like Leesa does.
Like most bed-in-a-box mattresses we’ve seen so far, both Yogabed and Leesa will give you a 10-year warranty on your mattress. For simplicity’s sake, we won’t go into the details about everything they’ll cover, but we encourage you to head over to Yogabed’s support page on their website or Leesa’s FAQ page to check out all the specifics on their company policies.