Helix vs. Leesa
Mattress Comparison

MA Score: 8.9/10
Customer Rating: 4.6/5
MA Score: 9.3/10
Customer Rating: 4.8/5

Helix vs. Leesa Mattress Comparison

Check out how these major bed-in-a-box brands, Helix and Leesa, stack up against one another in our easy-to-read comparison of the brands.

See how the Helix and Leesa mattresses compare on important factors like construction, price, and performance to help you choose which of these mattresses will be best for your budget and sleeping style.

Summary

  • Type:
  • Firmness:
  • Trial Period:
  • Warranty:
  • Summary:
  • Hybrid: foam combo with microcoils
  • Customizable: Varies based on selection
  • 100 days
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • Customizable hybrid mattress great for couples and all sleep styles
  • Foam combo
  • Medium firm: 6/10
  • 100 days
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • Foam blend mattress that's ideal for the average sleeper

Highlights

The Helix mattress is a bed that’s made just for you, literally.

With the Helix Color-MATCH system, you’ll be paired with one of nine new mattress models recently launched by Helix. All you have to do is complete the Helix Sleeping Quiz, which asks you to answer questions about your sleeping style, body type and comfort preferences. With this data, Helix will determine which of their mattresses matches your firmness, support and pressure relief needs.

 


Take a closer look at each of the nine mattress models:

Made with Helix Memory Plus Foam

Memory Plus foam is great for side sleepers. It provides balanced support which is just enough to keep your spine aligned without feeling too stiff. Too much support for side sleepers can cause discomfort.

*Helix’s most popular option for the average sleeper.

Made with Helix Dynamic Foam

Helix Dynamic Foam provides extra support, making these mattresses a particularly good choice for back and stomach sleepers. Although, side sleepers are welcome!

Helix Specialty Mattresses*

*Helix specialty mattresses start at $1,190 for queen.

  • We think Leesa has mastered the perfect mattress for any sleeping position – it offers a great balance between soft and firm, promotes airflow to keep you cool, and won’t leave you sinking into the foam like quicksand.
  • The Leesa is the highest rated mattress on Mattress Advisor, but also has a happy (and well-rested) bunch of customers who rate it a 4.8/5.
  • Leesa is always looking for ways to improve their products. In fact, they recently launched an updated version of their mattress with new pressure-relieving foam that took 200 prototypes to get just right. The best part is, they didn’t raise the price of the mattress, so you’re still getting a quality mattress at a really great price point. You can watch our video below to see the highlights but as a quick teaser: it’s even better than it was before for side sleepers!

Want to see how Leesa compares to other mattresses? 

Compare Leesa

Specs/Sizes

  • Thickness:
  • Sizes Available:
  • 10"
  • Twin: 39” x 75”
    Twin XL: 39” x 80”
    Full: 54” x 75”
    Queen: 60” x 80”
    King: 76” x 80”
    Cal King: 72” x 84”
  • 10"
  • Twin: 39" x 75"
    Twin XL: 36” x 80”
    Full: 53” x 75”
    Queen: 60” x 80”
    King: 76” x 80”
    Cal King: 72” x 84”

Layers inside the mattress

Each of the nine new mattress models has the same base construction.

The difference lies in the second layer, or the comfort layer, with the exception of the specialty mattresses. Depending on the model, this layer will be made with either Helix Memory Plus Foam or Helix Dynamic Foam.

Memory Plus foam provides proper support and pressure relief for side sleepers without being too stiff, while Dynamic foam provides extra support and lends itself to being a good option for back and stomach sleepers.

Woman on Helix Midnight mattress

Here is a look inside the Helix Midnight, the most popular of the new models.
  1. Helix Two-Layer Cover: The Helix Midnight is topped with a dual-layer cover that can be zipped off. The stretchable top layer is soft to the touch, while the lower layer promotes airflow and breathability.
  2. 2’’ Memory Foam Comfort Layer: Directly below the mattress cover is the comfort layer made of Memory Plus Foam – a special foam blend by Helix. This layer is designed to provide pressure relief in areas such as the hips and shoulders making this mattress great fro side sleepers. (Remember this is the layer that differs depending on the model!)
  3. 1’’ High-grade Polyfoam Transition Layer: Next you’ll find the transition layer made of high-grade polyfoam designed to provide ergonomic support and cushion.
  4. 6’’ Pocket-coil Body Shape Layer: This layer is made of 660* individually wrapped pocket-coils to help cradle your body and limit motion transfer. The outer coils reinforce the perimeter of the mattress to provide edge support.
  5. 1’’ DuraDense Foam Base Layer: The bottom layer of the Midnight mattress is made of dense memory foam that provides overall durability and support.
A look inside the Helix Midnight
A look inside the Helix Midnight

Interested in a specialty mattress? Check out our review of the Helix Nightfall.

The Leesa mattress is made with three layers of high-quality foam delivering airflow, contouring pressure relief and core support.

  • Top layer (2″): Cooling foam top layer; promotes airflow and responds to your every movement
  • Middle layer(2″): Contouring memory foam; provides superior pressure relief
  • Bottom layer: Dense core support; adds durability and structure without feeling too firm on top
Inside the Leesa Mattress
Inside the Leesa Mattress

Mattress Advisor score breakdown

Shipping 10
Trial Period 9
Return Policy 10
Warranty 9
Set-up Test 8
Motion Transfer Test 9
Edge Support Test 9
Pressure Relief Test 8
Spinal Alignment Test 8.25
Responsiveness Test 8.75
Cooling Evaluation 9
Durability Evaluation 9
Customer Service Score 9
Social Impact Score 5
Total Score 8.9/10
Shipping 10
Trial Period 9
Return Policy 10
Warranty 9
Set-up Test 8.5
Motion Transfer Test 9
Edge Support Test 8.5
Pressure Relief Test 8.5
Spinal Alignment Test 9
Responsiveness Test 9.5
Cooling Evaluation 8.5
Durability Evaluation 8
Customer Service Score 9
Social Impact Score 10
Total Score 9.3/10