Leesa Mattress Review – Experience Foam Luxury
Curious whether the Leesa mattress might be right for you? Touted as striking the perfect balance between support, give, and contouring, this three-foam mattress has everything you need in a bed.
Leesa offers a 100-night trial period as well as free shipping and returns, and their manufacturing is all done within the U.S.A. The Leesa comes with a 10-year warranty, too. As one of the giants of the mattress-in-a-box industry, Leesa has also established itself as a philanthropic company that plants 10 trees and donates one mattress for every 10 sold.
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Twin – $365
Twin XL – $535
Full – $695
Queen – $835
King – $1,035
Cal King – $1,035
You’re unlikely to regret a Leesa purchase. It’s hard to beat the Leesa mattress’ quality construction and superior support. Expect pressure relief, cooling and comfortable bounce from the new LSA200™ foam. This is a great mattress for back and stomach sleepers, and its edges hold up well despite its all-foam materials. It offers great contouring for a comfortable night’s rest.
Leesa’s medium firmness feel gives it the perfect balance of pressure relief hug and support. Hot sleepers should not be deterred by the all-foam construction; the Leesa is perhaps the coolest sleeping foam mattress on the market.
A bed of this quality is a wonderful value at this price, and Leesa’s track record of overwhelmingly positive reviews speaks for itself.
Leesa Mattress Construction
Leesa’s number one selling point is its unique three-foam construction. The Leesa bed weighs 71 pounds, measures 10 inches high, and is created with the following three foam layers:
- Comfort LSA200™ Foam: The two-inch top layer is constructed with a proprietary cooling foam designed to keep temperatures regulated with improved pressure relief.
- Memory Foam: The middle two inches of the Leesa mattress is made of memory foam designed to relieve pressure contour to the sleeper’s body.
- Core Support: The Leesa’s base layer is six inches of a dense foam to provide a foundation of support and durability
Since the memory foam middle layer is underneath the comfort foam top layer, sleepers can enjoy its supportive benefits without the usual problem of overheating. These two top layers work together to make the most out of each of their strengths and weaknesses.
These three layers are encased within a thick polyester blend outer cover. The cover itself can be cleaned by spot treatments. The light heather gray of the cover sports Leesa’s signature four-stripe design. The cover contains lycra, a material best known for keeping athletic wear dry. Thanks to the lycra, the cover offers a second cooling factor in addition to the LSA200™ foam layer.
How Does the Leesa Mattress Feel?
Firmness and Support
The Leesa mattress doesn’t offer a variety of firmness options. Every Leesa bed falls at a medium firmness level of 5.5. According to studies, this fall within the range for optimal mattress firmness according to a study with over 25,000 participants. This firmness helps the body feel both cradled and supported, so you can expect to avoid the sinking feeling associated with overly-soft beds. If this were the story of Goldilocks and the three bears, the Leesa would be, as they say, just right. Leesa describes the firmness of their mattress as conforming to all body types and sleeping styles. This means the Leesa mattress might be a great choice for you if you tend to change positions throughout the night, or if you sleep next to a partner with a different sleep style than you.
Don’t expect to sink deep into this mattress, but do expect it to conform nicely to your pressure points. Uniform pressure relief and balanced body contouring are also features you can enjoy thanks to the Leesa being on the slightly firmer side. The firmness also contributes to the minimal motion transfer that occurs on a Leesa bed.
Responsiveness and Bounce
If you’re often disrupted by your partner moving around in the middle of the night, this mattress could help solve your marital woes. The all-foam build negates movement across the surface of the mattress, but in turn, does not offer much bounce. Responsiveness is not a particular strength of foam mattresses, though, the Leesa is a punch of above other beds in this category. Consider it effective at rebound, making it helpful in amorous activities.
The Leesa mattress performs well in motion transfer tests, so it’s a great option for light sleepers with restless partners who want to get a solid eight hours despite differing schedules.
One of Leesa’s big selling points is in its top layer of comfort foam. The foam does a lot in terms of allowing airflow to keep the sleep environment cool throughout the night. A common complaint of foam mattresses is their tendency to trap body heat, instead of allowing air to flow more freely. Leesa understood this and put to task their engineers to create a foam mattress that disperses heat, helping this bed to temperature neutrality.
Edge support is occasionally an issue with foam mattresses compared to the harder edges of traditional coil mattresses. The edges of the Leesa bed don’t compress considerably even without reinforced edging. So you’ll be able to shift your weight onto and off of the bed from a sitting position without much issue. Compared to a similar foam-construction mattress like the Tuft & Needle, the Leesa does have a tiny bit more edge give, but not enough to make a considerable impact on your purchase decision.
Off-Gassing & Smell
Off-gassing is normal after you purchase a new mattress, and tends to fade quickly. Many Leesa reviews do mention a strong odor upon first unboxing the mattress. Leesa’s website lists several of the considerations taken in making sure nothing harmful occurs in the off-gassing process:
- No ozone depleters
- No PBDE flame retardants or formaldehyde
- No mercury, lead, or other heavy metals
- No phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Low volatile organic compounds emissions for indoor air quality (<0.5 parts per million
The Leesa mattress stands up well among its competitors in terms of construction. Minimal sinkage, generous support, low motion transfer, and great temperature control all make this a strong choice for anyone who cares about quality mattress construction.
Leesa Mattress Quick Facts
Here are a few other pertinent details you might be wondering about at a glance:
- Certifications: The Leesa is certified as CertiPUR US.
- Where is it made? This mattress is made in the USA.
- Does it need a foundation? No. You can use the Leesa bed on any hard surface.
- Does it work on adjustable beds? Yes. Thanks to foam construction, the Leesa works great in tandem with an adjustable bed.
- Shipping: Your order comes with free delivery of the mattress.
- Sleep Trial: 100 nights.
- Warranty: 10 years.
In addition to these specs, you might also be interested to know that Leesa gives back in a few different ways. They donate a mattress for every ten sold. These donated mattresses go to organizations that serve men, women, and children experiencing homelessness.
Your mattress purchase could help a homeless shelter make more room, but it will also have a positive environmental impact. Leesa is partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation, and plants one tree for each mattress they sell.
We Recommend The Leesa Mattress For…
The Leesa mattress works best for back and stomach sleepers and provides plenty of great support. So if you suffer from arthritis or back pain and tend to sleep on your back or stomach, the Leesa may help you get a better night’s rest.
Side sleepers will love Leesa’s new construction, which was specifically designed to improve their experience. The contouring hug reduces the pressure point pain many side sleepers feel in their shoulders and hips. The Leesa cradles you instead of resisting your main pressure regions.
It’s also a wonderful choice for anyone wary of motion transfer, one area in which the Leesa performs particularly well. The Leesa is also great for anyone who’s looking for a mattress with medium firmness.
Anyone with considerable temperature concerns might look elsewhere. Even though the Leesa’s top layer promotes airflow, some reviewers found that it didn’t stand up to their demands for overall mattress coolness. We recommend hot sleepers look to Leesa’s other mattress, the Sapira, which uses a hybrid construction that does not trap any heat.
The Leesa bed is well-reviewed, with nearly 15,000 5-star ratings across the web. While positive reviews tend to note the Leesa bed’s comfort factor, negative reviews focus heavily on temperature concerns:
★★★★★ “My husband and I did a lot (and I mean A LOT) of research into all of the “shipped in a box” mattresses that were available and we went with Leesa for a few reasons. First, the Leesa mattress’ 3 layer foam was the best middle ground feeling between a soft, sinking memory foam and the bounce of a spring mattress. Second, the price was very reasonable. And finally as the icing on top, we liked the look of the Leesa mattress. Unboxing and setting up was really easy. Once we got to sleep on it, it was heavenly!” — Isaac F. (Leesa.com)
★★★★☆ “There is a lot to like about this mattress, so I’m going to lead with the major drawback, which anyone considering this purchase should take into account: since it’s essentially a memory foam mattress, it retains and radiates heat pretty strongly.” — Z. Freeman (Leesa.com)
Leesa Mattress Review – Conclusion
The Leesa mattress is built to be a crowd-pleaser, and it succeeds. As long as you’re not looking for anything out of the ordinary in your mattress, like extra firmness or an especially cool sleep, the Leesa is likely to meet all your needs and then some.
It’s perfect for the average sleeper, and its track record of excellent reviews supports that. The Leesa is made of high-quality materials and features and great balance of support and cushion for your aches, pains, and tired joints. Minimal motion transfer makes it a great mattress for couples as well. If you’re thinking about buying a Leesa mattress, you’re in for a treat.