The Sapira mattress is a new offering from Leesa. It aims to be the most luxurious bed-in-a-box mattress while still being affordable for as many people as possible. Given that the Leesa has been so popular, I was excited to give this mattress a try.
Overall, I think this is a really great mattress, but it’s not for everyone (see how Sapira compares HERE). It definitely has a hybrid feel that truly does feel in between an innerspring and memory foam mattress. It will be very supportive for a long time, so I think this is best for people viewing this as a long-term purchase. That’s where the value from this mattress really comes in.
Read on for my full Sapira mattress review.
The firmness of a mattress can be very subjective. However, as the video shows, the Sapira is definitely slightly firmer than most of the mattresses I have reviewed.
You still get good pressure relief, but it is probably on the range of 7-7.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. That is perfect for stomach or back sleepers, but there may be some side sleepers who will think it’s a bit too firm.
As the video shows, the mattress is very responsive. You feel like you are sleeping “in” the mattress rather than “on” the mattress. You will never feel like you are stuck in the mattress and you can move about the bed very quickly. Overall, you get the pressure relief of a foam mattress without the feeling of getting stuck or sinking in too much.
The Sapira is a hybrid mattress. It combines a coil support system with memory foam and performance foam. The top layer is 1.5” of high-density performance foam. It is responsive, pressure-relieving, and cool. The next layer is 1.5” of high-density memory foam. This layer is pressure-relieving and helps the mattress contour to your body. Next is a pocket coil support system sandwiched between two one inch layers of stabilizing foam.
The result is you get a very supportive mattress that contours well to your body and is also very responsive to your movements. It feels like a true hybrid mattress where you get the best of both worlds. The use of pocketed coils and high density foams make it a great match for heavier people.
And of course, the cover features the four stripes that made Leesa famous.
One area where the Sapira mattress really excels is with edge support. If you sleep with a partner, sometimes you will find yourself trying to sleep towards the edge of the bed. With some mattresses you will feel like you are about to fall off the edge because the edge support is so poor. That is not the case at all with Sapira.
As you can see, you can sleep up to the very edge of the bed without any concern. This makes the sleeping surface feel that much bigger. You can also tie your shoes or doing anything else on the end of the bed comfortably.
If you sleep with a partner, then you should consider motion transfer as a factor. This simply evaluates whether you get disturbed when your partner moves around.
The video below shows that the mattress performs pretty well with motion transfer/isolation. It isn’t as good as a high-density memory foam mattress, and you will feel a little bit of motion transfer, but it still performs well compared to the average mattress.
There’s no question this is a great mattress (and frankly one of the best overall mattresses), I definitely enjoyed the week I spent sleeping on it. It uses great materials (which I suspect will result in good durability) and provides a feel that a lot of sleepers will like. It won’t match everyone’s preference (no mattress will, in my opinion), but it’s a really unique and compelling offer for the luxury mattress shopper that overall I do recommend.
This post was last updated on October 10th, 2017 at 9:22 am
Joe is the editor of Mattress Clarity. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading, and playing classical piano.