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 anyone 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 someone making the decision of Sapira vs Leesa.
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.
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.
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 people will know it when they see it. The Sapira definitely looks and feels like a more luxurious mattress than the Leesa does. When people sleep on it, they can tell it’s a super high-end mattress (again, it’s difficult to describe without them trying for themselves).
- 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 someone is heavier and plans 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 someone wants to buy a mattress that they 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 people can sleep right up to the very edge of the mattress comfortably. If someone sleeps with a partner, that means there is more surface area for them to use to sleep. If people do things like tie their shoes on their bed, then the Sapira is great for that as well.
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 someone is lighter in weight and sleeps on their side, then they might think the Sapira is a bit too firm for them.
- You Are On A Budget– There is a significant price difference between the Sapira and Leesa. While the Sapira uses better materials, someone may find that the difference in perceived quality doesn’t justify the price difference.
- You Don’t Plan On Having The Mattress Forever– If someone is buying their mattress for the short or medium-term, then the value of the Sapira becomes less enticing. People are in part paying for more durability with the Sapira, so if they don’t plan on having the mattress for a long time, the value isn’t going to be as much.
Both mattresses do a good job at isolating motion, making them pretty good candidates for those who sleep with a partner. People can see the motion isolation of the Leesa from the video below.
People 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 everyone. 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 people value the most. From there, people should be able to make a more informed decision. For more information, check out my Sapira mattress review and Leesa mattress review.
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.