Amerisleep and Leesa are two companies that have had great success selling their mattresses online. They have become known for selling high-quality products at an affordable price. The online-only business model is really taking off, and these two companies are a big part of this movement.
As these two companies have gained in popularity, people wonder how they compare to one another (as well as other mattresses I’ve reviewed). I’ll go over the main differences here to help you if you are deciding Amerisleep vs Leesa. Know that both companies have great return policies and sleep trials, so don’t worry about this decision too much.
- Similar business model
- Both offer a great value
- Both have great customer service
- Both offer generous sleep trials/return policies
- Both have great customer reviews
- Amerisleep has a line of 5 models, while Leesa has just one mattress
- Amerisleep mattresses are memory foam, while Leesa is Aveena over memory foam
- Amerisleep mattresses are generally more expensive
- The Leesa mattress is more responsive/bouncy than the Amerisleep line
The Leesa is 10” thick. It is 2” of Aveena (latex-like) foam, over 2” of 3lb. density memory foam, over 6” of 1.8 lb. density polyfoam.
Amerisleep has a line of 5 different memory foam mattresses (see my Revere, Colonial, and Liberty reviews). I would encourage people to check out the Amerisleep website to see the exact construction of each mattress.
The key difference is that Amerisleep is all memory foam in the comfort layer, while Leesa uses aveena foam over memory foam.
Here is a video showing off the feel of the Amerisleep Colonial.
Here is a video showing off the firmness and feel of the Leesa.
You Might Want To Pick Amerisleep If:
You Want Different Firmness Options– Amerisleep has a lineup of 5 different mattresses that all have different firmnesses and cater to different types of sleepers. If people know they want something softer, for example, then they will have a model specifically catered to them. Leesa just has one firmness option.
You Like The Memory Foam Feel– Amerisleep’s mattresses have more of a memory foam feel than Leesa. Sleepers will generally feel that they sink into the mattress a bit more and the foam is more slow-moving than the Leesa mattress is. If people are used to that kind of feel and like it, then Amerisleep is probably the better choice for them.
You Value The Extra Features Amerisleep Provides– Amerisleep does provide a couple of extra features that other mattresses don’t have. For example, it uses a celliant cover. There are claims that this type of cover has various health benefits. I can’t speak to that, but I’d encourage people to read more about it. The company also uses bio-based foams that have an open-celled structure. This helps the mattress sleep cool.
You Might Want To Pick Leesa If:
You Want A More Balanced Foam Feel– Because Leesa mixes Aveena foam and memory foam, it doesn’t have a pure memory foam, slow-moving feel. It is more responsive/bouncy than the Amerisleep mattresses, but isn’t as bouncy as a pure latex mattress.
You Are On More Of A Budget– The Leesa is priced lower than all of the Amerisleep mattresses. If people want to save a little extra money, then Leesa may be the way to go.
You Want More Bounce– Some people like a mattress that is bouncier / more responsive. Leesa is definitely more bouncy than any of the Amerisleep mattresses.
Notes On Motion Isolation
Because Amerisleep uses high-density memory foam as the top layer, it performs very well with motion isolation. Leesa does well too, but Amerisleep does a bit better. If someone sleeps with a partner, then this might be a factor for them.
Thoughts On Price
The Americana mattress from Amerisleep is roughly the same price as the Leesa, but all the other models are going to be more expensive. People essentially have to balance any perceived difference in quality between the mattresses and the difference in price.
Amerisleep mattresses are thicker (except the Americana) and have more bells and whistles in their construction, so it’s the consumer’s job to decide if the extra cost is worth it.
What It Comes Down To
There are considerable differences between the Amerisleep line and the Leesa mattress. The feel is different. The price is different. The construction overall is different. Amerisleep has 5 mattress models catered to different sleepers, while Leesa just has one mattress. These differences are big enough that people should be able to make a pretty informed decision.
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.
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