The Leesa is one of the bed-in-a-box companies that actually gets very good reviews online, so I was excited to give it a try. It’s got it’s own comfort layer of foam (Avena) which ended up being comfortable.
Overall I recommend the mattress, but it’s not a perfect fit for everyone (see how Leesa compares HERE). I think it will be a good fit for a lot of people, and the return policy / sleep trial is so good that the risk is very low in buying this mattress. It has a really nice foam feel with good pressure relief and good bounce. It also doesn’t sleep hot, which is great.
Watch my Leesa video review
I tried the Leesa out for a week, and overall really enjoyed the experience. I sleep mostly on my stomach and side, occasionally on my back, and found it to be comfortable in all positions. If you’re only a stomach sleeper, you might want a slightly firmer mattress, but Leesa is one of the few mattresses I’ve tried that accommodates all of the sleeping positions well.
I do like the cover design, but I put a sheet on it about 3 minutes after opening it, so it’s not a make-or-break feature in my mind.
Unlike a standard memory foam mattress, the Leesa has a bit of spring to it, so I felt like I could turn over and move around in the bed pretty easily. Though I found the Leesa particularly comfortable, I slept through the night 5 of 7 nights, which is about average for me.
The mattress didn’t sleep hot for me, but it is fall weather in New York, so it wasn’t such a hard test to pass at this point. However other online reviews indicate that sleeping hot isn’t an issue for the Leesa.
The mattress was slightly firmer than I expected, however still very comfortable. I would put it at a 7 out of 10 on the firmness spectrum, still well within normal for a mattress. There is only one model sold, which targets the average sleeper. Thus if you like especially firm or especially soft, you won’t find it with Leesa. Watch the video below to see its responsiveness:
You see a slight imprint of my hand, however it comes back much quicker than say a Tempur-pedic.
The company is transparent about what materials they use in their mattress (if you’re into the foam densities and other technical construction aspects), so I recommend starting there to really understand the construction. However for a quick overview:
The most unique aspect of the construction is the Avena foam, which is not used in any other of the most popular mattresses available. I provide a full breakdown of Avena foam vs latex foam in another article, however for the foam lamen, I would look at the videos that show the responsiveness and how it supports me when laying in different sleeping positions.
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 usually up to $75-100 as well.
I actually enjoyed the Leesa mattress more than most just because I thought it was so comfortable. Unfortunately comfort is very subjective, so what’s comfortable for me may not be comfortable to you – but take my opinion for what it’s worth. It’s one of the more popular online-only mattress brands, plus they have a 100 night return policy, so if you made it this far in the review, it’s probably worth giving it a try. Message me in the comments with any questions on the Leesa (or other mattresses I’ve researched).
This post was last updated on April 11th, 2018 at 10:44 am
Joe is the editor of Mattress Clarity. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading, and playing classical piano.