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Leesa Sapira Hybrid Mattress Review

Everything you need to know about the hybrid mattress from Leesa (formerly called Sapira)

Last Updated: July 1, 2020

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.

Who Is This Best For?

People that want a “safe” pick

All sleeping styles and body types

Who Won’t Love It?

If you have a really limited budget

Leesa Hybrid Mattress Review Outline

Unbiased Leesa Hybrid Review Video

Below is our review video that outlines what you need to know about the Leesa Hybrid mattress. Sometimes it’s helpful to see the mattress for yourself rather than simply reading about it.

We hope you found the video above helpful and entertaining. Keep reading for more detailed information regarding this bed.

Leesa Hybrid Mattress: Buying Process

Like the rest of the bed in a box industry, you get completely 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. It’s actually pretty amazing that inside that box is a full size, real life mattress. They can even fit a king size bed in that box. The neat thing about the Leesa Hybrid is that since it has coils, it will pop back into shape quicker than a lot of beds after you unbox it. Here’s a look at the unboxing process.

The unboxing process is a two-person job, but if you were really brave (or had no one else available), you could manage by yourself. If you have a friend with you, though, unboxing the Leesa Hybrid is a lot more fun.

Once you’ve removed all of the packaging and setup your brand new mattress, you have 100 nights to sleep on it, risk free. Leesa, like Casper, GhostBed, and others, are aggressively trying to get consumers to test out their beds and are willing to put up with returns if it means that more people will give their bed a shot. And it must be working for them, otherwise these companies wouldn’t offer the trial periods.

Just a bit of advice: give your body time to acclimate to the mattress. The Leesa Hybrid is likely different than your older mattress, so you need to recognize that your body will feel interesting (probably better) after sleeping on the mattress. I bring this up because Leesa gives you over three months to say “yay” or “nay,” so there’s no reason to make your mind up in the first few days. Give it a while and thick intently about if the bed is what you want to sleep on for the next several years.

Inside the trial period, if you decide that the Leesa Hybrid mattress is not for you, call the company up and request a refund. As long as you haven’t exceeded 100 nights with the Leesa Hybrid mattress, you can get 100% of your money back if you decide that you don’t want the bed anymore. Pretty sweet. You don’t even need a reason. They might ask for one, but regardless of what you say, they should still honor the money back guarantee during the trial period.

If you do end up keeping Leesa Hybrid, which, let’s be honest, you probably will, it comes with a 10-year warranty. We’ve seen stats that suggest more than 90% of people that buy a bed online end up keeping them. I stole that figure from a competing brand, but it should apply to the Leesa Hybrid as well, so long as you know what the bed is all about.

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.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin XL$1,099
King / Cal King$1,899

As for coupons, Leesa often runs specials on their mattresses. They follow the normal retail cycle, though, and typically offer their steepest discounts during major holidays such as Black Friday and 4th of July. You can check Leesa.com to see what promotions they’re running right now. We should also have an evergreen coupon on this page for you. Typically, they’re offering something like 15% off, but, again, that depends on the season.

What Is The Leesa Hybrid Mattress Made Of?

The Leesa Hybrid has a five layer construction that starts with a 1” layer of support foam that serves as the foundation for the mattress. On top of that is a layer of 6” pocketed coils. These make the bed more durable, supportive, and responsive. And since the coils are individually encased, they act somewhat independent of each other, proving more localized support and motion isolation (which we discuss more later).

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Construction breakdown of the Leesa Hybrid mattress (aka Sapira)

On top of the coils is another layer of support foam, which acts as a transition between the softer top layers and the firmer coils. On top of that is 1.5” of memory foam for pressure relief. And the top layer is 1.5” of aerated premium foam, which is a softer, more neutral foam.

All together, 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, but then again, is moving ever fun? I’d rather move the Leesa Hybrid than a lot of the beds we’ve tested.

The mattress also has a soft, stitched cover that’s made of a polyester and rayon blend. It’s actually really nice and is one of the better covers that we’ve seen, at least on the mattresses that we’ve reviewed. We really like its design and appreciate just how soft it is.

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Leesa Hybrid has one of our favorite covers on any mattress

While the cover on the Leesa Hybrid mattress is removable, you should not do so. If you need to clean it, you should spot clean with a rag, mild detergent, and warm water. The cover is not machine washable. Most beds are this way, even if they have a removable cover.

If you’re particularly concerned with keeping the mattress clean you might want to look into a mattress protector. They are plenty of mattress protectors available at Amazon and other stores. Just keep in mind that adding a mattress protector can (and often does) alter the way the bed feels.

Firmness Rating For The Leesa Hybrid Mattress

As for how this bed mattress feels, well, it uses softer foams, but it’s a slightly firmer bed, if that makes sense. The top two layers of foam are soft to the touch and provide a really 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.

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.

leesa hybrid mattress firmness

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 loath.

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.

Suitable For Back And Stomach Sleepers?

Yes. In fact, 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.

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Leesa Sapira Hybrid is a really nice bed for stomach and back sleepers

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.

How About Side Sleepers?

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 be really happy with Leesa Hybrid. It’s not as soft as Brentwood Oceano, but we do think side sleepers will be just fine.

leesa hybrid mattress review all sleeping positions

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 from the coils, and a good amount of cushioning from those comfort foams.

Can The Mattress Handle Heavier People?

There is not black and white answer here. We are all different and there is no single best mattress for everyone. Having said that, generally heavier individuals need more supportive mattresses, which tend to be hybrid or innerspring mattresses.

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.

Temperature Regulation

There are a number of factors that affect how hot or cold a bed sleeps at night, including room temperature, material makeup of the bed, and firmness level. Because the mattress is a bit firmer, you end up sleeping more on top of the bed versus in the bed. This actually helps you to sleep cooler because you’re not sinking into the mattress as much and therefore less of the material is touching your body.

leesa sapira mattress review temperature regulation and hot sleepers

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.

Two Factors That Are Important 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 edges support.

Motion transfer refers to how efficient a bed is at deadening movement. It is mostly important when one couple is active in their sleep or habitually gets up in the middle of the night to use the restroom or sneak cookies. You do not want this excess movement waking you up and therefore you should look for a bed that’s better at isolation motion.

Generally, beds made entirely of foam are the best at isolation motion. However, mattress with pocketed coils aren’t bad either. Because the coils are separate from one another, the pressure on one doesn’t necessarily impact the others. This is the case with the Leesa Hybrid. 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.

Edge support is primarily important for couples that share a smaller size mattress such as a full or queen (i.e. tight quarters). In this scenario you need to be able to use the entire surface of the bed, including the edges.

A mattress with poor edge support will compress excessively along the edges and give a roll-off sensation that can be a bit unnerving. You see this more commonly with all-foam beds, but some coil mattresses have pretty bad edge support as well.

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The Leesa Hybrid has darn good edge support

Lucky for you, the Leesa Hybrid has really 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 just won’t fit.

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 really soft bed and want a true memory foam feel, that is not really 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.

Comparing Leesa Mattresses

We made sure to do this in our full review of the Leesa mattress, so we figured it would be a good idea for this post as well. There are two major things that separate Leesa and the Leesa Hybrid:

  • Construction — 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, bounce, and more. 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.
  • Price — 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).

Which mattress is better? That’s hard to say because it depends on what you’re looking for and your sleeping preferences. If you’re a 170 lb side sleeper, Leesa should do the trick. If you’re 245 lb, the Leesa Hybrid is the more ideal bed regardless of your dominant sleeping position.

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.

Review team

  • JD
    JD Christison

    Combo Sleeper

  • Jon Gomez

    Side Sleeper

  • kenzie
    McKenzie Dillon

    Combo Sleeper

  • Matt Ross

    Back Sleeper


How did you get this?

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.

What is Leesa’s 10-For-1 Program?

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.

Are there financing options available?

Yes. Financing is provided by Affirm, which is widely used among mattress companies for financing. According to Leesa’s website, payments start at around $50 per month for a twin size bed.

How long does it take to receive the Leesa Hybrid mattress?

It takes Leesa about 1-5 days to prepare your bed for shipment and UPS takes another 1-5 days to deliver it.

What foundations will the bed work on?

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.

Is white glove delivery available?

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.

Will Leesa ship outside of the United States?

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.

Is there a recycling fee assessed at checkout?

If you live in California, Connecticut, or Rhode Island, there will be a modest “recycling” fee assessed at checkout.

What other products does Leesa sell?

They also sell the Leesa adjustable bed frame, a mattress foundation, metal bed frame, sheets, hybrid pillow, foam pillow, and blanket. That is in addition, of course, to the flagship Leesa mattress.

Is Leesa available at any physical retail locations?

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.

Where is the bed made?

According to the company’s website, the Leesa Hybrid mattress is made in the United States, just like the standard Leesa mattress.

Is this a good mattress?

Yes. We really like Leesa Hybrid. It’s a comfortable hybrid mattress.

Does this bed have springs/coils?

It does. Leesa Hybrid has 6″ pocket coils.

Is it good for side sleeping?

We expect that back, stomach, and side sleepers will like Leesa Hybrid.

Does Leesa Hybrid come with free returns?

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.