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Leesa Sapira Hybrid Mattress Review

Leesa Sapira Hybrid Mattress Review

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

Last Updated: October 5, 2020

Matt 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.

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 Overview

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Honest 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 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

Does Leesa Have Promo Or Discount Codes?

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.

Leesa Hybrid Materials And Construction

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Construction breakdown of the Leesa Hybrid mattress (aka Sapira)
  • Support foam: The first layer of the mattress is 1 inch of support foam that sets the foundation for the mattress
  • Pocketed coils: Next is 6 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

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.

Leesa Sapira Mattress Cover

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.

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.

leesa hybrid mattress firmness

The heavier you are, the softer a mattress will appear to you. The opposite is true of petite individuals.

Leesa Sapira Mattress Feel

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.

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. 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.

Leesa Mattress Sleeper Types

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 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

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. 

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.

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

Combo 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.

Leesa Sapira Mattress Body Type Analysis

Here is a review of how we think Leesa Hybrid will hold up for each body type.

leesa hybrid mattress review all sleeping positions

Petite Individuals

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.

Average Individuals

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.

Heavy Individuals

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 With Leesa Hybrid

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. 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. Learn more about how we judge edge support here!

Edge Support

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.

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The Leesa Hybrid has darn good edge support

Motion Isolation

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 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.

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.

Other Leesa Reviews

Comparing Leesa Mattress Models

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).

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.

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

  • Jeff Rizzo
    Jeff Rizzo

    Combo Sleeper

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: 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

Just a bit of advice: 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 Company Info

Leesa Mattress Physical Store Locations 

Leesa does not have any stores of their own, but you can find their products in a number of stores — especially Macy’s — in several states. Find the store nearest you here.

Leesa Mattress Contact Information

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Leesa Hybrid Vs Other Brands

Leesa Sapira vs DreamCloud

The Leesa Sapira is going to run you a few hundred dollars more than the DreamCloud bed. Both mattresses have five layers inside them and both have a supportive hybrid construction with memory foam and pocketed coils, however, DreamCloud has more of a memory foam feel than the Leesa Sapira for those who like a more viscous feel.

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.


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.

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 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 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.