Leesa Mattress Overview
Leesa is among the top five brands in the online mattress shopping space. The company helped create the standards you see in almost every other brand, all while offering comfortable beds that can be delivered to your home’s doorstep. The flagship Leesa mattress has a lot of fans because of its comfort, quality, and accommodating features that make it ideal for all sleeper positions (back, stomach, side, and combo). So, is the Leesa mattress worth it? Keep reading to find out.
This video visually shows you this mattress’s feel, firmness, and design.
Honest Leesa Mattress Video Review
How Does The Leesa Mattress Feel?
Because Leesa uses a combination of foams, overall, it has more of a neutral, classic foam feel. It does use memory foam, but Leesa doesn’t feel at all like a memory foam mattress. Instead, it feels like a bed made of a general, soft foam.
The top layer is airy and light, almost like a marshmallow. Leesa won’t leave you in that stuck-in-the-mud feeling.
You can effortlessly rotate between sleeping positions without feeling slowed down by the mattress. Beds that are more responsive generally make it easier to get restful sleep.
To be honest, the Original Leesa feels bland and kind of boring, but we think that’s a good thing, oddly enough. This is a highly accommodating, universally comfortable bed that few people will take a hard stance against. If you want a safe pick, the Original Leesa is the way to go. If you’re taller and heavier, the hybrid mattress is a solid fit. For those with joint issues, the Leesa Legend rivals many of their competitors, all while offering you the necessary support for your aching joints.
In our firmness analysis, we thought Leesa was right down the middle in terms of firmness. It’s a medium on the soft/firm spectrum and will, therefore, be suitable for the greatest number of people.
The Leesa Original mattress does not sleep hot. This bed is a neutral sleeping bed that does a nice job of wicking heat. We wouldn’t consider it particularly hot or cold. Lighter folks will typically find that it sleeps cooler because they sink in less. The opposite is true for heavier people. Though, to be fair, this dynamic applies to all mattresses.
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Leesa Mattress Construction
At a high level, the Original Leesa bed has a similar design to many other mattresses that we’ve reviewed. It’s 10” thick, constructed entirely of foam and has three layers:
- Base layer — 6″ of dense polyurethane foam and provides the foundation and bulk of the support for the mattress
- Transition layer — 2” transition layer of memory foam that provides pressure relief and stops you from feeling the dense, more harsh base layer
- Comfort layer — A proprietary foam called LSA200 that feels more neutral and is soft to the touch
That LSA200 foam offers great pressure relief and is comfortable to lay on. LSA200 really is the comfort layer. It’s what you will feel most and it’s what makes this mattress so accommodating.
The cover on the mattress is made mostly of polyester, viscose and lycra. It’s very soft and has a striped texture that makes it comfortable to lay on.
Technically, the cover is removable, but it’s not worth it because it’s not machine washable. If you need to clean it, you should spot clean with a dab of light detergent and warm water.
Body Type Analysis
You should take your weight and sleeping position into consideration when you’re looking for a new mattress.
- Heavy Individuals
We can’t recommend Leesa, or any 10” all-foam mattress, for heavier people. If you’re over 250 lb or so, you will apply more pressure to the bed, so it won’t provide enough support and it will deteriorate faster. If that’s the case, you should consider more supportive, thicker mattresses. We’ve put a list together of the best mattresses for heavy people to give you a head start on options!
We generally advise that heavier individuals first consider innerspring mattresses when they’re searching for a new bed. The fact of the matter is that coil mattresses tend to be more supportive and last longer.
- Average and petite sleepers
If you’re under 250 lb, you have a lot more leeway with the mattress that you select, and we think you should be just fine with the Leesa bed. We think it will be perfectly supportive and durable for you. Keep in mind that the less you weigh, the firmer the mattress will feel.
Leesa Reviews Sleeper Type Analysis
- Back And Stomach Sleepers
Back and stomach sleepers want firmer mattresses that make it easier to keep a neutral spine. You still want compression so the bed contours to your body, but you want it firm and supportive enough that you don’t feel any excess pressure in your lower back. With this in mind, Leesa will do just fine for you.
- Side Sleepers
As for side sleepers, the Original Leesa mattress is a great pick. It offers a good amount of pressure relief, particularly for your hips and shoulders. Now, if the bed feels a hair too firm initially, remember that it will soften up over time.
- Combination Sleepers
Combination sleepers typically want a neutral, responsive bed that’s anywhere from a medium-soft to medium-firm on the soft/firm spectrum. That’s Leesa. This is a nice bed for anyone who tosses and turns throughout the night.
Is Leesa A Good Mattress For Couples?
Edge support and motion isolation are two important elements that you should consider with your new bed if you’re sleeping with a partner.
Motion isolation is important with any mattress, but it’s acutely important when one partner is (1) active in their sleep and/or (2) is a huge fan of getting up for a midnight snack. Usually, all-foam beds are good at limiting motion transfer and Leesa is no different.
The bed does a good job of absorbing and isolating the movement. This is basically the LSA200 foam and memory foam working in tandem to deaden cross-mattress motion. We even bounce around on the bed and hardly any of that motion travels through the bed—impressive stuff.
Edge support often goes overlooked but is key if you plan to share a twin XL or full size mattress. With these smaller size beds, space is limited, so you want to be able to access the entire surface area of the bed, including the perimeter. If the edges compress too much, you can get a roll-off sensation.
Leesa has okay edge support, which is common for all-foam beds. We’ve seen worse, but we’ve also seen much better edge support. Edge support is not a reason to get Leesa, but it shouldn’t be a major deterrent either.
What Does The Leesa Mattress Cost?
Leesa is one of the heavyweights in the bed-in-a-box industry, and part of its success is due to the price of the mattress. We’ve tested out cheaper, budget mattresses, but the Leesa Mattress cost is pretty affordable. Here’s a breakdown of the MSRP for the Leesa mattress:
|King / Cal King||$1,299|
Is There A Coupon Or Discount Code For Leesa Mattresses
Leesa often offers temporary coupons and discount codes on its mattresses. You can check Leesa.com to see current promotions. Conservatively, you can expect to get the queen bed for around $850-$900 during one of these sales.
Leesa Original Mattress Review Verdict
|Weight||Petite (<150 lbs)||Medium (150-230 lbs)||Heavy (>230 lbs)|
We can see why Leesa is so popular: it’s a quality bed that doesn’t over-complicate things. You don’t have any special bells and whistles, no cooling textiles, no coils and nothing to turn off the average consumer. We like it for myriad reasons, but probably the most impressive thing is that it’s a jack of all trades. It’s a good bed.
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Other Beds From Leesa
At a high level, there are three big differences between the three Leesa mattresses: price, construction and firmness level. Leesa mattress reviews tend to be positive, but you might find that one suits your needs more than the others.
- Leesa vs Leesa Hybrid
The formerly-called Leesa Sapira Hybrid, now just Leesa Hybrid, has increased edge support while still keeping a neutral foam feel. You end up laying more on top of Leesa’s hybrid beds, whereas the Original Leesa mattress allows you to sink in a little more. The hybrid versions will cost more.
- Leesa vs Leesa Legend
The Legend is a luxury-tier mattress. It has two layers of pocket coils for extra support for heavier individuals. It is also a lot more expensive than the original all-foam Leesa mattress.
Leesa Company Policy Information
- Free shipping and returns
- Upgrade to white glove delivery for $150
- 100-night trial period
- 10-year warranty
Sizes And Dimensions
|Twin||39″ x 75″ x 10″|
|Twin XL||39″ x 80″ x 10″|
|Full||53″ x 75″ x 10″|
|Queen||60″ x 80″ x 10″|
|King||76″ x 80″ x 10″|
|Cal king||72″ x 84″ x 10″|
Leesa sent us this bed to review it—same for their other two beds. As always, we did not accept any money to say positive or negative things about it.
For the first week or so, it will have more of a chemical smell (off-gassing, if you will). This is normal for pretty much every bed-in-a-box and is partly due to the fact that the bed was wrapped in plastic for several days in the shipping process. Part of the smell also comes from just the use of new, clean materials.
Leesa sells several other products. For starters, they have two Leesa Pillows. On top of that, they also sell a platform bed with wooden legs, a mattress foundation, and the Leesa Adjustable Bed Frame. And, as if that wasn’t enough, they have sheets, a duvet and a duvet cover set, a mattress protector, a mattress topper and a seat cushion.
The foams are CertiPUR-US certified. This means they are manufactured without heavy metals and certain harmful chemicals. You can read more about the certification on the CertiPUR-US website.
White glove delivery is a service that involves a team of two that delivers your mattress, its foundation, as well as the bed frame you’ve selected. This delivery is not just to your doorstep as the team will set up your new bed, as well as dispose of whatever packaging came with it. The team will also remove your old mattress and boxspring. Currently, Leesa does offer white glove delivery. However, due to COVID policies, there are parameters both the customer and the Leesa Delivery Team should know of before the delivery and setup take place. Contact Leesa for more insight.
Leesa beds can be found at certain West Elm and Pottery Barn stores. According to Leesa’s website, you can find their beds at over 95 locations in North America.
Leesa donates a lot of mattresses. As of August 2018, they had donated over 30,000 beds to people in need. In fact, they donate one bed for every 10 that they sell.
In addition to the 1 For 10 Program, they also partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation to donate one tree for every mattress they sell. Apparently, they have a goal of planting one million trees by 2025. Additionally, Leesa’s employees are encouraged to participate in their local communities by volunteering at kids foundations, food banks, and outreach centers. The company actually was recognized as a “Real Leader” by Real Leader Inc. for making social good a part of the company’s ethos.
You get free shipping and free returns in the contiguous USA. Leesa uses FedEx for deliveries.
We consider the Leesa mattress to be about a 5/10, or a “medium.” It’s not too soft or firm.
This particular mattress is made in the USA.
Yes! We do expect that the majority of side sleepers will like the Leesa mattress.
No, you don’t need a boxspring for your Leesa mattress. Instead, their mattresses require a foundation. The difference between a boxspring and a foundation is that the boxspring’s construction contains springs. Boxsprings are specifically for mattresses without springs or for mattresses that will benefit from having one. A foundation is like an arrangement of slats that have a lower profile than a boxspring. Given that the Leesa mattresses have a premium degree of internal support, boxsprings are not recommended as the added spring tension can offset the mattress’s original design for support.