Zenhaven Vs Leesa – Which Should You Pick?

Zenhaven and Leesa are two popular mattresses with some similarities and a lot of differences. They can both be good choices for the right person. I’ll go over the main differences in this article in an attempt to help you make a more informed decision if you are deciding between the two.

Key Similarities

  • Similar business model
  • Both are breathable / don’t sleep hot
  • Both come with great customer service
  • Both are great values

Key Differences

  • Zenhaven is made from all-natural talalay latex throughout the mattress; Leesa uses Avena foam over memory foam over polyfoam
  • Zenhaven is flippable with two firmness levels in one; Leesa has just one firmness level
  • Zenhaven is bouncier than the Leesa; you sink into the Leesa slightly more
  • Zenhaven should be more durable than the Leesa
  • Leesa performs slightly better at motion isolation
  • Zenhaven is $1,899 for a Queen and you pay for shipping; Leesa is $840 for a Queen after current discounts and there is free shipping

Construction Takeaways

  • Zenhaven uses all-natural talalay latex throughout its mattress. The mattress is flippable, meaning you have two firmness levels in one mattress. The latex is extremely durable, so it’s good for people who view the mattress as a long-term investment. It is also very bouncy and quite heavy. With this mattress you feel that you are sleeping “on” the mattress more than “in” the mattress. The mattress is as close to 100% organic as you can get without quite being 100% organic.
  • Leesa aims to have a more balanced feel. It combines Avena foam, which is latex-like, with memory foam. This means you get the contouring and pressure relief of memory foam with the breathability and bounce of Avena foam.

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You Might Want To Pick Zenhaven If:

  • You Want To Have Your Mattress For 8+ Years– The latex used in the Zenhaven is more durable than polyfoam or memory foam, so the mattress is great for people who view the purchase as a long-term investment.
  • You Want Extra Bounce– The latex used in the mattress is very spring/bouncy. Some people really like extra bounce, while others don’t. If you want some extra bounce, Zenhaven is definitely the way to go.
  • You Want Natural Materials– If you don’t mind paying extra for a natural mattress, Zenhaven gives you the opportunity to sleep on something that is just about 100% organic.
  • You Don’t Know Which Firmness You Want– Because Zenhaven is flippable, you have two firmness levels in one. This maximizes the chances that you’ll find the right firmness level for you.

Read our full Zenhaven review

You Might Want To Pick Leesa If:

  • You Want To Save Money– The Leesa is a great mattress and is much less expensive than the Zenhaven. If you are having trouble deciding between the two, the Leesa gives you the opportunity to save some money.
  • You Want A More Balanced Foam Feel– The Leesa is a good mix of memory foam and latex-like qualities. If you want some bounce but also want to sink into the mattress a bit, Leesa is the way to go.

Read our full Leesa review

Which Should You Pick?

These are very different mattresses that have different selling points. Think about what you really want from a mattress and how much you are willing to spend, and the choice should be more clear.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Zenhaven Vs Leesa – Which Should You Pick?”

  1. Can you comment on the odor of both mattresses? I am sensitive to chemical smells and have not been able to tolerate foam mattress toppers in the past.

    • The Zenhaven will have zero odor because it’s hand delivered rather than sent in a box. The Leesa will have a smell for a few days but will be totally gone after that.

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