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Leesa Studio Review

Our detailed evaluation of the Studio by Leesa covers everything you need to know about this budget mattress.

Last Updated: August 11, 2020

The Studio by Leesa is the latest addition to the company’s mattress lineup. It’s designed to compete with budget beds such as Tuft & Needle, Casper Element and Nectar. In this review, we analyze feel, firmness, ideal sleeper types and much more so you can quickly determine whether the Leesa Studio mattress is right for your situation.

Who Is This Best For?

People that like memory foam

Those with a limited budget

Who Won’t Love It?

If you hate memory foam

Heavier people

Outline For This Review

Our mattress reviews are quite comprehensive so we’ve included jump-to links below so you can quickly skip ahead to the exact section that you’re most interested in.

Leesa Studio Review Video

Below find our full review video covering the Studio mattress by Leesa.

We hope you found the video above helpful. Keep reading for more details about the bed.

Overview Of Leesa Policies

We understand that not everyone is familiar with purchasing a bed online. Therefore, allow us to give you a brief explanation of how the process works from start to finish.

Free Shipping – Like the other Leesa mattresses, the Studio mattress comes with free shipping. The price you see on the company’s website is the price you’ll pay (not including taxes obviously). There won’t be any hidden charges that appear once you hit the checkout stage. The bed will arrive at your home compressed in a box. You’ll want to move the box to your bedroom and unroll the mattress out onto your frame or foundation. Please note it can often take up to 48 hours for compressed mattresses to fully inflate (especially beds like the Studio that contain memory foam). Here’s a look at how the unboxing process works.

100 Night Trial Period – Once the Studio mattress has been delivered, Leesa allows customers to test the bed for more than three months before deciding whether to keep it or not. Just so you know, it usually takes your body around 30 nights to adjust to sleeping on a new bed.

Free Returns – During the trial period, if you find the Studio mattress uncomfortable or it just doesn’t fit your needs, you can return it for a full refund. You’ll have to contact the Leesa customer support team to initiate the return process. Once you do that, the company will arrange a time for the bed to be removed from your home, which may take a few weeks. Once the pick-up occurs, you’ll receive a refund.

10 Year Warranty – The Studio mattress by Leesa is backed by a 10 year warranty. This is the standard length in the online mattress industry. Although warranties can be boring to read, we do recommend reading them before purchasing. You can check out the full warranty for the Studio mattress on the company’s website.

Leesa Studio Price & Discounts

The Studio mattress is considered a budget-tier bed. It’s considerably more affordable than the average online mattress. For comparison purposes, the MSRP of the Studio is about $200-$300 less than the likes of the Original Casper or Puffy mattresses. Here’s how pricing breaks down by size.

SIZEPRICE (MSRP)
Twin$599
Twin XL$649
Full$699
Queen$799
King / Cal King$999

What’s also nice is that unlike a lot of other budget beds, Leesa actually offers discounts on the Studio mattress. In most cases, you can expect to receive $50-$100 off MSRP. Be sure to check the green box on your screen to see what the current promotion is.

Design Of The Studio Mattress

The Studio mattress by Leesa is an all-foam bed that consists of three layers that total 10″ thick. Here’s a brief description of each layer, starting from the bottom.

  • Core Support Foam – thick, dense layer of polyfoam that serves as the foundation of the mattress.
  • Transition Foam – proprietary foam that acts as a buffer between the base and comfort layers.
  • Memory Foam – soft, conforming foam that serves as the comfort layer for the bed.
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A look inside the Studio mattress by Leesa

As you can see above, the Studio mattress has a fairly basic design. There are a bevy of online beds that follow this same general type of construction, including the Original Leesa mattress. The key difference between the Studio mattress and the Original Leesa is the top layer (the Studio uses memory foam, while the Original Leesa uses a proprietary comfort foam).

Lastly, we should mention that the foams inside the Studio mattress are CertiPUR-US certified. This is a certification program administered by a non-profit organization to ensure American consumers are using or sleeping on safe, non-toxic materials.

Feel & Firmness Analysis

The Leesa Studio mattress has a memory foam feel. This shouldn’t be a big surprise given that’s what the top layer is made out of. However, it’s not your typical dense memory foam feel that you might be imagining. The Studio mattress has more of what we consider to be a light memory foam feel somewhat reminiscent of the Layla mattress.

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The Studio mattress has a comfortable memory foam mattress

Overall, we think the bed is quite comfortable. As you lay down on the Studio, you do feel the top layer somewhat conform to the shape of your body, but it’s not as noticeable as say a TempurPedic bed, for example.

Moving on to firmness, we think the bed lands somewhere in the medium range on the scale. To sum up firmness in a few words, we’d say the Studio mattress is not unreasonably soft or firm.

leesa studio mattress firmness

Please note, firmness is not an exact science. How the Studio mattress feels to you largely depends on your height, weight and body type. For example, a 6’5 person who weighs 225 pounds may find the bed a bit softer than medium, while a 5’6 person who weighs 130 pounds may find the mattress a bit firmer than medium.

Ideal Sleeping Positions

Given the Studio mattress tows the line between soft pressure relief and firm support, we think the bed will work for people in all sleeping positions. The soft memory foam top layer provides a good amount of pressure relief for the hips and shoulders of side sleepers, yet the mattress as whole still provides the fundamental support back and stomach sleepers need under their lumbar region.

leesa studio mattress review back sleeper
The Studio mattress is a solid choice for all types of sleepers

Let’s just put it this way, the Studio mattress is not specifically designed for a certain type of sleeper, rather it’s made to accommodate the general public. If you’re a primary back sleeper looking for an extra firm bed or a primary side sleeper looking for an extra plush bed, the Studio mattress might not be the most ideal option on the market. However, if you’re looking for a a safe mattress that is comfortable in all sleeping positions, then it’s definitely a viable option.

Suitable Body Types

The Studio by Leesa is best suited for small and average size individuals. We say that because the bed is made entirely of foam. Generally speaking, heavy set people (~250+ pounds) are better off selecting a hybrid mattress that contains pocketed coils or an innerspring unit. These types of beds are typically more durable and provide more reinforcement than all-foam ones, which is imperative considering large size folks exert a greater amount of force and pressure on beds.

Sleeping Temperature

In our opinion, the Studio mattress belongs in the neutral temperature category. At the end of the day, it’s a simple foam mattress that doesn’t contain any proprietary cooling features or textiles. To be fair, we also don’t think the mattress sleeps excessively warm either. In this case, external factors such as your home climate, bedroom temperature and the type of sheets or comforter you use will have more of an effect on how warm or cool you sleep throughout the night.

Other Considerations

Two other factors you’ll want to consider before purchasing a new bed are edge support and motion isolation. These two topics are especially important for people who share their mattress with a significant other or pet.

Motion isolation encompasses how well a particular mattress mutes the movement of your partner. Let’s face it, no one wants to be nudged awake every time their partner rolls over. The Studio mattress does a good job of deadening motion. We don’t envision couples experiencing any issues in this regard.

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JD demonstrating the edge support on the Leesa Studio mattress

Edge support measures how well the perimeter of the bed holds up against pressure. This comes into play a lot with couples who split a queen size mattress. The more support there is around the edges, the more usable surface area you have, meaning both individuals can spread out comfortably rather than having to squeeze-in towards the middle. The edge support on the Studio mattress is good but not great. After all, it’s just a three layer foam bed so we weren’t expecting much more. Bottom line, we think couples sharing a smaller size mattress will be just fine on this bed.

Verdict: Studio By Leesa Review

The short story with the Leesa Studio mattress is pretty simple – it’s an affordable, accommodating bed. Those are the perfect two adjectives to describe the mattress. The bed won’t blow your socks off by any means, but if you’re working with a limited budget, need to outfit your guest room or find a bed for your child/teenager, then it’s an excellent option to consider.

Top Reasons To Purchase The Studio Mattress

Below are the top three reasons why we think someone might want to invest in the Studio mattress by Leesa.

  • Affordable Price – This is probably the most attractive aspect of the Studio mattress. Simply put, the bed won’t break the bank.
  • Accommodating Feel – The bed has a very hospitable feel. We don’t think the feel of the mattress will alienate too may consumers.
  • Suitable For All Sleeping Positions – The Studio mattress offers nice mix between support and pressure relief, making it a suitable option for all types of sleepers.

Those are the three big reasons to purchase the bed. In the next section, we’ll cover the exact opposite.

Who Might Not Enjoy The Studio By Leesa

Now that we’ve covered a few reasons why you should purchase the bed, let’s examine why you possibly shouldn’t.

  • Heavy People – If you’re larger in stature, we don’t think the all-foam design of the Leesa Studio bed is ideal. Instead, we’d recommend opting for a hybrid mattress.
  • Folks With Different Firmness Preferences – By that, we mean people looking for either an extra firm or soft bed. That’s not what the Studio mattress is about.
  • Consumers Seeking A Luxury Mattress – If you’re willing to spend a little more and you want a premium online mattress, there are better options available. At the end of the day, the Studio mattress is a simple, no frills bed-in-a-box.

That’s all we have for you. Hopefully you found this review helpful. Thanks for stopping by The Slumber Yard.

Review team

  • dillon lopez slumber yard
    Dillon Lopez

    Combo Sleeper

  • Dillon Payne

    Combo Sleeper

  • reynoso
    Jack Reynoso

    Combo Sleeper

  • JD
    JD Christison

    Combo Sleeper

FAQs

How did the Slumber Yard team get the Studio mattress?

The Studio mattress was provided to the Slumber Yard team for free by the company. Please keep in mind, we review products independently.

Where is the Studio by Leesa made?

The Studio mattress is made in the USA.


Are Leesa mattresses available to purchase in stores?

Yes, select Leesa mattresses are available to purchase in Pottery Barn and West Elm stores. Availability and locations vary so make sure to check the company’s website.

Does Leesa offer white glove delivery?


Yes, the company does offer free white glove delivery for an additional fee. This means the mattress will be delivered, unboxed and setup for you.

Does Leesa ship internationally?

Leesa does ship products to select international countries, including Canada, UK and Germany.

What is the Studio mattress made of?

The Studio mattress by Leesa consists of three different foam layers, including memory foam and poly foam.

How expensive is the Leesa Studio mattress?

The Studio by Leesa is a budget mattress. The MSRP ranges from $600 for a twin to $1,000 for a king size.

How soft is the Studio mattress?

In our opinion, the Studio mattress by Leesa rates out near medium on the firmness scale. In other words, it’s not overly soft or excessively firm.

Is the Studio mattress good for side sleepers?

The Studio mattress should work for side sleepers. The top memory foam layer on the bed provides a good amount of pressure relief.