Sapira Vs Leesa

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Leesa made big waves in the mattress industry when it launched a couple of years ago. It has used the online-only business model to great success ever since.

The company behind Leesa has now come out with a new mattress targeting the luxury market, the Sapira mattress.  This product aims to be among the most luxurious mattresses that you can find.  It is a true hybrid between an advanced innerspring and memory foam mattress.

There are significant differences between the two mattresses, so I will try to go over the highlights in this article if you are making the decision of Sapira vs Leesa.

Leesa vs Sapira


The Leesa mattress is 10 inches thick in total. It has a 4 inch comfort layer with 2 inches of Avena foam (which is latex-like) over 2 inches of 3 lb. memory foam. Then there is the support layer, which is 6 inches of 1.8 lb. polyfoam.

Picture of the Leesa mattress
Leesa mattress

The Sapira has a 1.5 inch layer of high-density “performance” foam, over 1.5 inches of 4lb. gel memory foam. Then there is an individual pocket coil system sandwiched between two once inch thick layers of stabilizing foam.

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The Sapira uses better materials that will be more supportive and durable over time. The tradeoff is that the price tag is much higher than with the Leesa.

You Might Want To Pick The Sapira If…

  • You Want A More Luxury Feel– It’s hard to describe, but you’ll know it when you see it. The Sapira definitely looks and feels like a more luxurious mattress than the Leesa does. When you sleep on it, you can tell it’s a super high-end mattress (again, it’s difficult to describe without you trying for yourself).
  • You Are Heavier– The support of the Sapira is exceptional and it uses very durable materials. This becomes a more important factor for heavier people. If you are heavier and plan on having the mattress for a while, then maybe the Sapira is the way to go.
  • You View The Purchase As A Long-Term Investment– There is no question that the Sapira is going to be more durable over the long-term. If you want to buy a mattress that you can have for a long time, then the value of the Sapira really starts to kick in.
  • You Want A Slightly Firmer Mattress– While firmness is subjective, I think most people would agree that the Sapira is firmer than the Leesa.
  • Edge Support Is A Factor For You– The edge support is really great with the Sapira. That means you can sleep right up to the very edge of the mattress comfortably. If you sleep with a partner, that means there is more surface area for you to use to sleep. If you do things like tie your shoes on your bed, then the Sapira is great for that as well.

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You Might Want To Pick The Leesa If…

  • You Are Lighter And Sleep On Your Side– As I mentioned, the Sapira is definitely firmer than the Leesa. If you are lighter in weight and sleep on your side, then you might think the Sapira is a bit too firm for you.
  • You Are On A Budget– There is a significant price difference between the Sapira and Leesa. While the Sapira uses better materials, you may find that the difference in perceived quality doesn’t justify the price difference.
  • You Don’t Plan On Having The Mattress Forever– If you are buying your mattress for the short or medium-term, then the value of the Sapira becomes less enticing. You are in part paying for more durability with the Sapira, so if you don’t plan on having the mattress for a long time, the value isn’t going to be as much.

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Motion Isolation

Both mattresses do a good job at isolating motion, making them pretty good candidates for those who sleep with a partner. You can see the motion isolation of the Leesa from the video below.

You can see the motion isolation of the Sapira from the video below.


Instead of writing about the feel of each mattress, I thought I would just show you. See the firmness and feel of the Leesa in the video below.

See the firmness/feel of the Sapira in the video below.

Overall, I would say that the Sapira is firmer than the Leesa. Firmness is subjective, but I think most would agree with me here. The Sapira is also a bit bouncier than the Leesa and retains more of an “on” the mattress feel.


It’s a tough call to say which of the two is better. The Sapira has better materials and is objectively “better” than the Leesa, but the price difference is significant enough where it’s difficult to say which provides the better value. It’s a judgment call, so take a look at what I’ve written and see which aspects of a mattress you value the most. From there, you should be able to make a more informed decision.  For more information, check out my Sapira mattress review and Leesa mattress review.

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Joe Auer

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.

12 thoughts on “Sapira Vs Leesa”

  1. Hi Joe,

    Do you think the Sapira is a good choice for snorers? My husband and I have the Leesa at our weekend house, and love it, but I am starting to think the Sapira may be a better option for our apartment because of the higher quality, greater use it will get, and likely longer term need. But I also have to take into account my husband’s snoring, which is terrible; the Leesa seems to help a bit but not that much. Any thoughts or recommendations on this topic? Thank you!

  2. When you say lighter or heavier person could you clarify? I was looking at the sapira, but I’m only about 170 and my wife is about 130. I’m worried it might be too firm. We both sleep on our sides a lot and back a little.

  3. Would love your thoughts. I am a 58 year old female, about 100 pounds. Side sleeper. Have had my old mattress for a long time and wake up stiff, low back pains, hip pains and arm numb most days. I was looking at Tufts and Needles, Puffy, Leesa and Nectar. Saw many good reviews for these online but only Tufts was mentioned on consumer reports. I did just get the Tufts but not real excited. It is not as “pillowy” feel as I’d like. It also sinks a bit more and I still have the stiffness in hip/back. It’s a little better than with my old mattress and I know they say to wait a week or two, which I will. But not sure I’ll keep it. It also seems to sleep “warm” even though it said had cooling something. Appreciate your recommendations.

  4. Hi Joe,

    How would you compare the Amore and the Sapira? Are they very similar?

    Also, do these mattresses feel more like a Memory Foam, Innerspring, Hybrid of Memory Foam/Innerspring, or Latex? Which of the four categories do they feel like is my question.

    Looking to pull the trigger on a mattress soon and would love some help.

    Thank you.

    • Hi Adit- Sapira feels more like a hybrid, not quite innerspring, not quite foam. I’d say Amore and Sapira have similar feels, but Sapira is a step up in quality (and price).

  5. Hey Joe,

    We recently replaced a Simmons plush spring mattress with a S&F plush and it is way too soft. Have given it 3 weeks and I constantly wake up with hip pain. I’m 6’2 250 and wife is 125. I’m a side sleeper and she is back and side. I usually sleep hot, so want to avoid and foam that runs hot. We both prefer a luxury hotel bed type feel vs rock or really soft foam.

    We prefer on the firmer side of plush, but definitely not that really firm concrete feel. In other more expensive lines, it would be the luxury firm.

    We’re returning the SF and going to try something online that I can return without fees like the SF.

    The more I read, the more I’m all over the place. Currently between the Sapira, Saatva, L&L or Amerisleep. Price isn’t an issue as I plan to keep for at least 10 years and value good sleep.

    What would you recommend? Appreciate your work and guidance.


  6. Cool review. I’ve never tried a Leesa, but we’re trying the Sapira right now. I like it for the most part but yeah, it’s a little expensive.

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