Leesa Sapira Hybrid Mattress Review
Everything you need to know about the hybrid mattress from Leesa (formerly called Sapira)
Last Updated: January 5, 2021Matt Ross
Leesa is no doubt one of the most popular bed-in-a-box companies on Earth. Besides the original all-foam Leesa bed, the company also offers a hybrid mattress (previously called Sapira), which is the focus of today's review. We make sure to cover the major pros and cons of the bed as well as the basics such as feel, firmness and sleeper types.
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Leesa Hybrid Mattress Overview
Leesa is a great mattress, so it’s not surprising the company made a hybrid version for people looking for a little more durability and support. We’ll go over The hybrid version and how it stacks up against the original so you can feel confident in your next mattress purchase.
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Leesa Hybrid Construction And Design
The Leesa Hybrid mattress is 11” thick and weighs 115 lb for a queen size. Unfortunately, it does not have handles, so moving the bed from house to house isn’t a fun experience. Here are the layers in this bed:
- Base layer — The first layer of the mattress is one inch of support foam that sets the foundation for the mattress.
- Coil layer — Next is six inches of pocketed coils which make the bed more durable, supportive and responsive.
- Support foam — Another inch of support foam is next
- Memory foam — The next layer is 1.5 inches of memory foam for pressure relief
- Premium foam — The top layer is 1.5 inches of aerated premium foam, which is a softer, more neutral-foam
Leesa Sapira Mattress Cover
The mattress also has a soft, stitched cover that’s made of a polyester and rayon blend. It’s one of the better covers that we’ve seen, at least on the mattresses that we’ve reviewed. We like its design and appreciate how soft it is.
While the cover on the Leesa Hybrid mattress is removable, you should not do so because the cover is not machine washable. If you need to clean it, you should spot clean with a rag, mild detergent and warm water.
Sizes And Dimensions
- Twin — 38″ x 75″
- Twin XL — 38″ x 80″
- Full — 53″ x 75″
- Queen — 60″ x 80″
- King — 76″ x 80″
- Cal King — 72″ x 84″
Leesa Hybrid Mattress Firmness And Feel
The Leesa Hybrid is about a medium to medium-firm on the soft-to-firm scale. We should point out though, that softness/firmness is subjective. The heavier you are, the softer a mattress will appear to you. The opposite is true of petite individuals.
This bed mattress uses softer foams, but it’s a slightly firmer bed. The top two layers of foam are soft to the touch and provide a comfortable sleeping surface, while the coils provide tremendous bi-directional support.
The best way that we can describe the feel is a soft-to-the-touch mattress with plenty of bounce. It’s not like a bed with a pillow top where you will nestle into the top layers. They might be softer, but the sensation that you get with the Leesa Hybrid (aka Sapira) is not “fluffy” or “airy,” it’s more “buoyant” than anything—it feels almost like you’re floating there.
Given that the mattress has several layers of poly foam, alongside pocketed coils, it is quick to respond to pressure. This makes it easier to switch positions at night and means that the bed has zero of that stuck-in-the-mud feeling that so many people loathe. And, as you saw in the video above, the bed is great in terms of responsiveness—and this is despite the fact that it actually has a 1.5” layer of memory foam.
Because the mattress is a bit firmer, you end up sleeping more on top of the bed versus in the bed. This helps you sleep cooler because you’re not sinking into the mattress as much and therefore less of the material is touching your body.
As for the construction of the bed, it uses coils, which tend to be great for circulating airflow, and aerated foam on top that’s designed to help with airflow as well. Considering all of this, the Leesa Hybrid sleeps more neutral. It’s not actively cooling you down, but it also does not heat up excessively. Find out more about how we grade mattress temperature here.
Is Leesa Hybrid A Good Mattress For Couples?
Finding the right mattress for one person is tough, but finding a bed that pleases two people is a whole other beast. Beyond firmness, feel, support, and material preferences, couples also need to be mindful of two other important factors: motion transfer and edge support.
The Leesa Hybrid has great edge support. In fact, this is one of the best things about this mattress—it holds its shape along the perimeter nicely. We would consider the Leesa Hybrid a great mattress for individuals sleeping in a smaller room, apartment or studio where a king-size bed won’t fit.
It’s fairly good at isolating motion, but it’s not the absolute best bed for light sleepers. Still, it’s much better than your traditional innerspring mattress thanks to the pocketed coils which help each spring move independently from the others.
Leesa Mattress Sleeper Types
To cut to the chase, the Leesa Hybrid will work for side sleepers. In fact, in the past, the bed was firmer, but now that it’s between a medium and medium-firm, we think side sleepers will generally be happy with Leesa Hybrid. It’s not as soft as Brentwood Oceano, but we do think most side sleepers will be just fine.
If you’re on the petite side, however, you might want a softer mattress.
Back And Stomach Sleepers
We think the Leesa Hybrid is ideally suited for back and stomach sleepers. As mentioned above, it’s about a medium-firm mattress and provides plenty of support. We could see back and stomach sleepers raving about how much they like the mattress.
Generally, back and stomach sleepers prefer (and require) a firm mattress. This is to ensure that their hips don’t sag down too much and put excess pressure on their low back. The Leesa Hybrid does a wonderful job of providing the support and firmness necessary for back and stomach sleepers.
Additionally, Leesa Hybrid will be fantastic for combination sleepers, otherwise known as people that rotate between several positions at night. You should experience plenty of bounce-back and support from the coils, and a decent amount of pressure relief from those comfort foams.
This mattress might be slightly too firm for petite people, especially if they’re side sleepers. You won’t feel like you’re sinking in enough to feel enough support and comfort.
Because the Leesa Sapira accommodates all sleeper types pretty well, it will also be comfortable for the average person, too. The hybrid build of it gives it a firmness and plushness that can feel comfortable no matter how you sleep.
Given that the Leesa Hybrid is slightly firmer and has coils, we actually think it will be a pretty good mattress for heavier folks (around 250 lb). Certainly, if you compare the Leesa Hybrid to foam mattresses such as Zinus, Tuft & Needle, or Lucid, it will be far more ideal for heavier folks, especially over the long run.
Leesa Hybrid Price & Coupon Code
Given this bed is Leesa’s premium offering, it’s a notch up in terms of price. It’s not egregious, but it’s also not cheap, nor should it be—this is a very nice mattress. Here’s a pricing breakdown before any discounts.
|King / Cal King||$1,899|
Does Leesa Have Promo Or Discount Codes?
As for coupons, Leesa often runs specials on mattresses. The steepest discounts are often during major holidays such as Black Friday and 4th of July. You can check Leesa.com to see what promotions are available.
Leesa Hybrid Mattress Review Verdict
This is a well-made, comfortable and supportive mattress. If that sounds like what you’re looking for, well then, the Leesa Hybrid could be the right bed for you. If you like coils and you like the idea of a soft foam feel, the Leesa Hybrid is that bed.
If, however, you want a soft bed and want a true memory foam feel, that is not the Leesa Hybrid mattress—check out our list of the best memory foam mattresses. The bottom line is that this bed isn’t cheap, but it is a good mattress and there is a large subset of people that will really like this mattress.
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Leesa Hybrid vs Leesa Original
Leesa is made entirely of foam while the Hybrid has the support coils underneath. This has all sorts of implications in terms of feel, firmness, support and bounce. For instance, heavy people can sleep on the Hybrid, but we don’t recommend they do so for extended periods of time with Leesa. Also, the Hybrid has fantastic edge support and Original Leesa is about as good as any other foam mattress.
For the more premium bed (i.e. the Leesa Hybrid), you will pay more. The Leesa Hybrid is about $400-$600 more expensive than the Original Leesa, which usually retails for under $1,000 for a queen-size (after discounts).
Sapira vs Original Leesa Mattress
The Leesa Sapira is more firm than the original Leesa mattress, which makes the original a better option for side sleepers who love a more plush and pressure-relieving feel. Leesa is also suitable for petite to average body types, while heavier people will be better off on the Leesa Hybrid thanks to its supportive design.
As far as prices go, though, the original is much cheaper than the Sapira, which makes sense considering the Sapira is classified as Leesa’s luxury buy.
Generally speaking, we like Leesa better for people that want a general, soft-foam bed. It’s a safe pick that won’t alienate many people. We consider the Leesa Hybrid the next step up in terms of quality, support, and design. Of course, for that “next step up” you will pay higher prices, so there’s always a trade-off. Leesa is basically the head-to-head competitor with Casper, while the Hybrid compares more directly with Brooklyn Bedding Signature or Saatva.
Leesa Sapira Ratings
- BBB Rating: A+
- Amazon Reviews: Overall, the mattress has a 4.2 out of 5 star rating on Amazon. While many buyers said the mattress offered the perfect amount of support to relieve pain, a few felt like the mattress was too firm. However, the mattress is largely recommended by those who reviewed it.
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Leesa Company Policies
- Trial period length — The trial period on the Leesa Hybrid is 100 nights
- Warranty policy — The Leesa Hybrid comes with a 10-year warranty
- Shipping info — You get free shipping with the Leesa Hybrid mattress and Original Leesa mattress
Your new bed will show up in a box that’s about four feet tall. Because the Leesa Hybrid has coils, it will pop back into shape quicker than a lot of beds after you unbox it.
Give your body time to acclimate to the mattress. The Leesa Hybrid is likely different from your older mattress, so you need to recognize that your body will feel interesting (probably better) after sleeping on the mattress. If you decide you don’t like it within the 100 days, you can get 100% of your money back.
Leesa Hybrid Vs Other Brands
Leesa Hybrid vs WinkBed
WinkBed is one of those hybrid mattresses that can suit just about anyone. It comes in a variety of firmnesses and suits all sleeper types. It also has five layers inside, but two of them are coils, which differs from the Sapira. WinkBed is a particularly supportive and durable mattress, maybe even more so than Sapira, with a fluffy pillow-top as the comfort layer.
However, when looking at price, WinkBed will cost you a few hundred more than the Sapira.
We were sent the mattress by Leesa so that we could post a review about it. We are under no obligation to write good or bad things about this mattress. We retain full editorial control over this review and have not allow Leesa (or any other brand) to dictate our opinion about the mattress.
Leesa donates 1 mattress for every 10 mattresses they sell. As of the date of this post, Leesa has donates over 30,000 mattresses, which is seriously impressive. They even have a program with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant one tree for every mattress they sell. They have a goal of between now and 2025, planting one million trees.
It takes Leesa about 1-5 days to prepare your bed for shipment and UPS takes another 1-5 days to deliver it.
The Leesa Hybrid mattress should be used on a flat, firm surface with next to go flex. It will work on the Leesa Foundation, solid platforms, slatted bases, solid box and springs/foundations.
Yes, but it costs $100 and is only available in select areas since Leesa is outsourcing this to a 3rd party delivery firm. For an extra $50, they will even remove your old mattress.
Yes. They ship to Canada, the UK, and Germany. Keep in mind that if you take their products outside of the country in which you purchased them, the trial period and warranty are voided.
Yes. You can find Leesa beds at certain Pottery Barn and West Elm locations. It looks like the beds are more widely available at West Elm, though, because on Leesa’s website they say you can find their beds in more than 95 West Elm stores.
According to the company’s website, the Leesa Hybrid mattress is made in the United States, just like the standard Leesa mattress.
We expect that back, stomach, and side sleepers will like Leesa Hybrid.
Yes. You have 100 nights to try the mattress and if you don’t like it, you should be able return it during the trial period for a full refund.