Leesa is a leading bed-in-a-box retailer that offers two different mattress models in addition to numerous bedding accessories. The Sapira is their hybrid model, and the Leesa is their all foam mattress.
The Leesa incorporates three types of foam and is designed to keep you cool and comfortable in numerous positions. I was excited to see how the Leesa performed. Read on for my full review.
Quick Overview: Leesa Mattress
You Might Want To Pick The Leesa If:
- You Prefer a Medium-Firm Mattress– The Leesa is near the middle of the firmness spectrum. If you like your mattress not too soft and not too firm, this could be a good fit for you.
- You Are An Average Weight Combination Sleeper– Being that this mattress is near the middle in terms of firmness, it should be comfortable in a variety of positions. As long as you aren’t overly heavy or light, you should get the proper support and pressure relief on your back, stomach, or side.
- You Want A Memory Foam Feeling Without Getting Stuck– The top layers of foam are quite soft, but they are also fast to respond. You should get nice pressure relief, but you will still be able to move around on the mattress.
- You Are A Hot Sleeper– Some complain that memory foam mattresses make them hot at night. That shouldn’t be the case with the Leesa. The Avena foam is designed to help with airflow, and keep you from sleeping hot.
You Might Not Want to Pick The Leesa If:
- You Are A Lighter-Weight Side Sleeper. While I think the Leesa is a good fit for some side sleepers, this may be too firm for some. Especially if you are lighter than average, you may feel that the mattress is firmer. You may not get the best pressure relief when sleeping on your side.
- You Are A Heavier-Weight Stomach Sleeper. Firmer mattresses are usually best for stomach sleepers. The Leesa is firmer than average, but may not be quite firm enough for some heavier stomach sleepers. You may require more support in this position.
- You Prefer That Slow-Sinking Memory Foam Feel. The Leesa does incorporate different types of foam in its construction. However, the top layer is fast to respond, so it doesn’t slowly compress like some memory foam mattresses. If you like this feeling, this might not be the best mattress for you.
- The mattress is 10” tall.
- First, there is a thin cover. It has a nice feel and allows you to engage the top layers easily. This is one of my favorite covers on a mattress in this price range.
- Then, there are 2” of a proprietary Avena Foam. It has a latex-like feel and is quite bouncy.
- Next, there are 2” of a contouring memory foam. This is great for pressure relief.
- Finally, there is a 6” Core Support Foam Base.
- The mattress is CertiPUR-US®-Certified and eco-friendly.
- The Leesa is Made in the USA.
- The Leesa is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King.
- The Avena foam layer responds quickly, so it is easy to move around on the mattress. You get that nice foam feel without getting “stuck” in the mattress. Overall, it has a balanced foam feel.
- The foam layers combine to create a medium-firm feeling. This makes it a good choice for combination sleepers of average weight.
- The Avena foam also has holes to allow air to flow through the mattress. You shouldn’t be sleeping hot on the Leesa.
The table below shows the prices for the Leesa for each of the available sizes. Please note that you can typically get a discount.
For me, the Leesa felt like a 6.5 or 7/10, a little firmer than average. The top foam layers are quite soft, but it has a medium-firm feeling overall.
I am average size, about 160 lbs., and I found the Leesa to be comfortable in numerous positions.
On my side, I felt nice pressure relief on my shoulders and hips. I could really feel those 4” of foam. It was a little firm, especially in this position, but still comfortable. If you are lighter, it may feel firmer when you lie on your side.
On my back, my hips sank in a little bit, but not too much. I felt nice overall support in this position. Likewise, on my stomach, I was properly supported.
If you are heavier than me, you may not have the same experience. The Leesa may be too soft, especially if you sleep on your stomach.
Overall, the Leesa has a balanced foam feel. It is soft and pressure relieving, but the foam responds quickly. This allows you to move around on the mattress without feeling “stuck.”
During my tests, there was little to no motion transfer. As I moved around the cup, it barely moved.
If you sleep with a partner, you shouldn’t feel them moving around during the night. This could be a good choice for couples.
Foam mattresses often collapse as you sit near the edge. While this was true with the Leesa, I did not feel like I was going to fall off.
Lying down near the edge, I also didn’t feel like I was going to be thrown off the mattress. The edge support is quite good on the Leesa, and it could be a good option for couples.
You can see the nice edge support in the photo below.
Marten is a staff writer for us. He has a much different body type from me. He is 6’7″ and weighs about 230 lbs (I am 5’9″ and 160 lbs.). Here is what he thought about the mattress.
Joe felt like this was a 6.5 or a 7 out of 10 in terms of firmness. I felt like it was a 7.5, a little bit firmer. On my side, I felt some nice pressure relief, but I still felt a little bit of firmness on my shoulder. However, it was still comfortable.
On my stomach, I definitely felt my hips sinking in a little bit. My spine bowed in a little bit in this position. I think I needed more support in this position.
On my back, I felt really nice support overall. If you’re my size and a back sleeper, this could be a good choice for you.
Marten is definitely larger than me and it is no surprise he needed more support on his stomach. While it was a little firm on his side, he still found it comfortable. Heavier back sleepers may be a good fit for this mattress.
What Makes This Mattress Stand Out
- This Leesa is near the center of the firmness scale. Because of this, it could be a great match for various sleeping positions.
- It has a balanced foam feel. The top layers are quite soft but they respond quickly. You shouldn’t be getting “stuck” in the Leesa.
- The Avena Foam is designed to dissipate heat and help with airflow. This keeps you from sleeping hot on the mattress.
How To Unbox This Mattress
The Leesa is a bed in a box mattress, which means it will come compressed and be shipped straight to you. You will want to begin by removing the rolled up Leesa mattress from its box. Then, preferably with another person’s assistance, position the roll on your bed.
Carefully cut the away the first layers of plastic until the still-compact mattress can be laid down flat. Then, pierce through the final layer of plastic and the Leesa will expand. Simply clear away the excess plastic and allow your mattress to breathe and fully expand.
For someone my size, average in weight and height, I found the Leesa was comfortable in numerous positions. Whether on my side, back, or stomach, this all foam mattress was pressure relieving and supportive.
If you are a heavier or lighter person, you may have a different experience. Heavier sleepers may need more support, especially on their stomach. Lighter sleepers may need more pressure relief when they lie on their side.
The Leesa comes offers free shipping and returns, a 100-Night Risk-Free Trial, and a 10-Year Warranty. White Glove Delivery is also available.
Also, for every 10 mattresses sold, Leesa will donate one mattress to charity.