Deciding between two mattresses can be difficult, especially when they seem so similar. Looking at the Lull and Leesa mattresses, you may not know which one to pick.
To help you choose between these mattresses, I have broken them down based on construction, firmness, and feel. Read on to figure out which mattress best fits your sleeping needs.
- They are both all-foam mattresses.
- They are both the same height.
- They both incorporate memory foam into their construction.
- They have a somewhat similar firmness.
- The customer service terms are similar with both mattresses.
- The memory foam is on top of the Lull and in the second layer of the Leesa.
- The Lull is slightly more affordable.
- The Leesa should be more breathable.
- The comfort layer is thicker on the Leesa.
- The Lull is 10” tall.
- The thin cover has a soft texture.
- There is first a 1.5” layer of a gel memory foam.
- This is followed by a 1.5” layer of transition, latex-like foam.
- Finally, there is a 7” layer of base support foam.
- The Leesa is 10” tall.
- The cover is soft and thin.
- The first layer is 2” of a bouncy latex-like foam called Avena Foam.
- This is followed by 2” of a contouring memory foam.
- The final layer is 6” of a Core Support Foam.
- They both have soft, thin covers that allow you to engage with the layers below.
- While both mattresses are the same height, the comfort layer of the Leesa is thicker. Heavier side sleepers will have less of a chance of pressing through the comfort layer and feeling the firm layers below.
- The placement of the memory foam is worth noting. With the Lull it is on top and, with the Leesa, it is in the second layer. This should give the Lull a classic memory foam feel and the Leesa a more balanced foam feel.
- The top layer of the Leesa is a breathable latex-like foam. This means the mattress may sleep a bit cooler than the Lull.
For me, these mattresses have a very similar firmness. However, the Leesa is slightly softer. The Lull feels like a 7/10 and the Leesa feels like a 6.5/10.
While the Lull has a very soft comfort layer, it is quite thin. The Leesa has a thicker comfort layer, so this makes the mattress a bit softer overall.
In terms of feel, the Lull has a classic memory foam feel, and the Leesa has more of a balanced foam feel. This is because the Lull has memory foam in the top layer, and the Leesa has memory foam in the second layer.
The top layer of the Leesa is a bouncier latex-like foam. Between the two mattresses, it should be easier to move around on the Leesa.
Watch what I thought of Lull’s classic memory foam feel.
See how responsive the Leesa mattress is. You shouldn’t be getting stuck in this mattress.
Motion Isolation Differences
Memory foam usually performs quite well with motion isolation. Since the Lull has memory foam in its top layer, I think it isolates motion better than the Leesa.
If you sleep with a partner, you shouldn’t feel too much of their motion on your side of the Lull mattress. Between the two, I think the Lull is a better mattress for couples.
Watch the two videos below to see the motion isolation differences between the Lull and Leesa.
The firmer Lull is also a bit better with edge support. Sitting on both mattresses, I feel them collapse as I sit near the edge. However, on the Lull, I feel less like I am going to fall off. Also, lying down, I feel less like I am going to roll off the bed.
You can see the edge support differences in the photos 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 two mattresses:
I said the Leesa was 7.5/10 in terms of firmness and the Lull was an 8/10. While Joe had a different experience, he did agree the Lull was the firmer of the two mattresses.
When I was on my side on the Lull, I pressed through the soft upper layer and felt the firmer layers beneath. I bottomed out and felt some pressure on my shoulders and my hips. On the Leesa, I didn’t feel as much pressure when I was on my side.
On both mattresses, I felt good overall support when I was on my back. On my stomach, I did bow in a bit on both mattresses. However, I was still decently supported.
If you’re my size and a side sleeper, I would look toward the Leesa. If you’re my size and a back sleeper or stomach, both of these mattresses could work for you.
While Marten and I had different scores, we both agreed that the Lull is the firmer mattress. He did experience more bowing when he was on his stomach, likely because he is heavier than me. However, both mattresses were properly supportive when he was on his back. Also, like me, he believes the Leesa is a better choice for side sleepers.
Pick Lull If:
- You prefer a classic memory foam feel. The top layer of this mattress is memory foam, so you get more of that slow sinking feeling. If you like that slow compression, this could be the better choice for you.
- You are a back or stomach sleeper. This is the firmer of the two mattresses, so it may be a bit more supportive when you are on your back and stomach. While the top memory foam layer is very soft, the next layer is much firmer.
Pick Leesa If:
- You are a heavier side sleeper. This is the softer of the two mattresses and it also has a thicker comfort layer. You have less chance of “bottoming out” as you press into the mattress. You should feel decent pressure relief on your shoulders and hips.
- You sleep hot. The latex-like Avena foam is designed to be breathable. The top memory foam layer of the Lull may trap more heat. Between the two mattresses, you should be sleeping cooler on the Leesa.
- You prefer a balanced foam feel. The top layer of latex-like foam has some nice bounce to it and the memory foam isn’t found until the second layer. These combine to give you a balanced foam feel where it is easier to move around on the mattress. If this is your preferred feel, the Leesa could be the better choice for you.
Looking at these two mattresses, they both have something to offer for different types of sleepers. Back and stomach sleepers who prefer more of a classic memory foam feel may prefer the Lull. Heavier side sleepers who prefer a balanced foam feel may want to look at the Leesa. Please leave any specific comments or questions about the Lull or Leesa in the comment section below.
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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