Between the Leesa mattress and the Helix mattress, which one is better?
Got your eye on cozy bed-in-a-box mattresses like Leesa and Helix? Deciding which bed is the best mattress for your needs can be as easy as looking at them side by side. In this comparison guide, we do just that. Watch Leesa and Helix go head to head and decide for yourself who the winner is.
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The Leesa and Helix mattress are both highly-rated beds with great quality. The Leesa memory foam mattress is universally appealing to many types of sleepers, while the Helix is a hybrid mattress that you can customize to your preferences by taking a quiz.
Both are great beds, so how do you decide which is best for your situation? Keep reading to dive into their differences to make a more informed decision.
Foam blend mattress that's ideal for the average sleeper
Medium firm: 6/10
10-year limited warranty
Customizable hybrid mattress great for couples and all sleep styles
Customizable: Varies based on selection
Hybrid: foam combo with microcoils
10-year limited warranty
The thickness and dimensions of the Leesa and Helix mattresses are identical for each mattress size, full being the only exception.
|Twin||39” x 75”||39” x 75”|
|Twin XL||39” x 80”||39” x 80”|
|Full||53” x 75”||54” x 75”|
|Queen||60” x 80”||60” x 80”|
|King||76” x 80”||76” x 80”|
|California King||72” x 84”||72” x 84”|
Learn more about mattress sizes.
Along with the sizes, the price difference between the Leesa and Helix mattresses is minuscule. The biggest difference comes with the king sizes.
Remember that the listed prices are standard offerings from the brand without discounts or our exclusive Mattress Advisor deals. View our mattress deals page to get the best discounts and coupon codes on your favorite brands.
The Leesa is an all-foam mattress and all of the Helix models are hybrid construction of foam and coils. The differences between memory foam vs. mattresses with springs change the feel and durability of a mattress.
We’ll take a deeper look into each of these mattresses individually.
The Leesa’s design of three foam layers offers good airflow, contouring pressure relief, support, and durability. On the top of the mattress there’s a comfort layer of foam that offers cooling properties and quickly responds to your body’s movements.
Deeper inside there’s a memory foam recovery layer that offers contouring comfort and pressure relieving support. The base of the Leesa mattress is a high-density foam layer for support and long-term durability.
There are many Helix mattress models with slightly different constructions. We’ll take a look at the Helix Midnight mattress, their most popular model, to talk specifically about the inside layers.
The Helix Midnight mattress has the same base construction as all the Helix mattresses, with a Helix Memory Foam comfort layer. Topped with a two-layer cover, the Helix has a super soft feel to the touch and is breathable so you can have a cooling night’s sleep.
Inside the Helix mattress there is a memory foam comfort layer that offers great support for your hips and shoulders and relieves pressure by evenly distributing your weight across the surface. Deeper inside the polyfoam transition layer offers further cushion and ergonomic support, with a layer of pocket-coils that provides motion isolation – great for couples! On the bottom of the Helix, there’s a high-density foam base layer for durability and base support.
Check out how each mattress did in our lab testing.
|Motion Transfer Test||9||9|
|Edge Support Test||8.5||9|
|Pressure Relief Test||8.5||8|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9||8.25|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||10||5|
When it comes to Leesa vs. Helix, Leesa scored higher in our overall tests and evaluations with a 9.3/10 compared to Helix’s 8.9/10. However, Helix may be the choice for your sleep preferences.
Leesa is the better option if you are a combination sleeper who cares about the social impact of the brand you’re buying from as well as customer ratings. Helix is for you if you want a mattress tailored to your exact needs that sleeps a bit cooler.
Both Leesa and Helix offer a 100-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty, so there is no risk going with either of these great mattresses.
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