The Leesa Mattress Review In Real Life

We checked in with a couple who bought the Leesa after one night, one week, and one month of sleeping on the mattress

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We find that most people leave reviews about their new mattress after only a few nights of sleeping on it, or sometimes even before they set it up…super helpful, right? This doesn’t give you any insight on how they feel after sleeping on the mattress for a while, which is the important part. So we asked real people a few questions about how they chose their mattress and what their experience was like after one night, one week, and one month on the mattress. 

While every sleeper is different, we hope this couple’s mattress journey will help you in your own search.

Meet Phil & Hailey

Phil & Hailey live in Charlotte, NC. Phil is an IT sales consultant and Hailey works for a commercial-grade baking equipment company. They share their Leesa mattress with each other and their two dogs, Kota and Edith.

Phil is a side and stomach sleeper, and Hailey is primarily a side sleeper. Before owning their Leesa mattress, they had a Serta mattress.

Phile and Hailey
Phil and Hailey: Leesa mattress owners

The selection and buying process

MA: Why were you guys in the market for a new mattress?

P&H: We only had our old mattress (a Serta) for a little over a year. It was way too hard and we were looking for something softer. We were tired of waking up throughout the night and feeling achy in the morning.

MA: What factors did you consider when buying a mattress?

P&H: Affordability. We knew we didn’t need all the bells and whistles but still wanted a better mattress. We were looking at things like what the mattress was made out of to make sure we were getting something high quality. The convenience factor was big for us too. We wanted free shipping and something that could be delivered right to our door.

MA: Did you compare any other brands? If so, what were they?

P&H: We looked at Purple, Casper and Tuft & Needle for the same convenience factor. We really weren’t interested in going to a mattress store.

MA: What ultimately led you to purchase the Leesa mattress?

P&H: We read a bunch of reviews on the best mattresses available, which is actually where we learned about the Leesa brand. We hadn’t heard of them before starting our research. The cost seemed reasonable, and we thought it had great reviews from both experts and consumers. Overall it sounded like a great quality mattress that wasn’t going to be too firm – we were trying to get away from that. There was also a promotion happening at the time which convinced us to make the purchase sooner.

MA: Did you buy anything else from Leesa?

P&H: Nope, just the mattress.

MA: What was your mattress buying experience like?

P&H: It was super seamless and easy. Checkout was really quick, and while we ultimately didn’t end up using this, you can get your financing rate with the click of a button if that’s something you’re considering. Shipping was really quick and easy too.


One night calendar iconAfter sleeping on the Leesa for one night

Mattress was delivered on 8/20/2017; First interview was conducted on 8/21/2017

It’s kind of hard to explain – it’s soft but not too soft. It’s just right, kind of like the Goldilocks experiment.

MA: Overall, how would you describe your first night on the Leesa mattress?

P&H: It was unbelievable. Neither of us woke up once, and typically we both wake up multiple times throughout the night. I (Phil) move around a lot and get up in the middle of the night and Hailey usually wakes up because of it, but not last night. Both of our dogs slept with us and we didn’t even feel that they were there. I feel like I finally have my own sleeping space now.

MA: Did you notice any difference in how you felt when you woke up?

P&H: I could definitely tell that I had gotten better quality sleep. I woke up feeling more well-rested than normal. I also didn’t feel as much of the back pain that I had on my old mattress.

MA: How does the Leesa compare to other mattresses you’ve had in the past?

P&H: It’s so much better. Our old mattress was too hard. We had it for just over a year and were already looking for a new mattress because it was so uncomfortable.

MA: How would you rank the Leesa mattress on the following factors?

On a scale from 1-5 with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.

Motion transfer (feeling little to no movement from your sleeping partner): 5
Support (body weight distributed evenly, no pains or aches): 4
Responsiveness (adjusts/responds to your body movements): 5
Temperature control (keeps you cool): 5

MA: How firm would you say the Leesa is?

P&H: It’s kind of hard to explain – it’s soft but not too soft. It’s just right, kind of like the Goldilocks experiment.

MA: Do you have any complaints about your Leesa? Or anything you would change if you could?

P&H: Nope, not yet.

MA: Do you feel like the Leesa mattress was worth the price you paid?

P&H: Yes.

MA: Do you think you’ll keep the Leesa?

P&H: Yes, definitely.


One week calendar iconAfter sleeping on the LEESA for one week

Mattress was delivered on 8/20/2017; Second interview was conducted on 8/29/2017

We hardly get up and just overall have a really great night’s sleep consistently.

MA: Overall, how would you describe your first week on the Leesa mattress?

P&H: It’s really awesome. It’s noticeably better than our old mattress and both of us are getting better quality sleep for sure.

MA: How are you feeling when you wake up?

P&H: We continue to feel much more rested. We hardly get up and just overall have a really great night’s sleep consistently.

MA: How would you rank the Leesa mattress on the following factors?

On a scale from 1-5 with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.

Motion transfer (feeling little to no movement from your sleeping partner): 5
Support (body weight distributed evenly, no pains or aches): 5
Responsiveness (adjusts/responds to your body movements): 5
Temperature control (keeps you cool): 5

MA: Are you still happy with the level of firmness?

P&H: Yes, definitely.

MA: Do you have any new complaints about your Leesa? Or anything you would change if you could?

P&H: Still nothing.

MA: Do you still feel like the Leesa mattress was worth the price you paid?

P&H: 100%.

MA: Do you think you’ll keep your Leesa?

P&H: Yes, for sure.


One month calendar iconAfter sleeping on the LEESA for one MONTH

Mattress was delivered on 8/20/2017; Third interview was conducted on 9/20/2017

I don’t want to say it’s life-changing, but it’s just so much better than what we had before.

MA: Overall, how would you describe your first month on the Leesa mattress?

P&H: We absolutely love it. I don’t want to say it’s life-changing, but it’s just so much better than what we had before.

MA: How are you feeling when you wake up?

P&H: We’re just getting better quality sleep so we feel more rested, it’s that simple.

MA: How would you rank the Leesa mattress on the following factors?

On a scale from 1-5 with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best.

Motion transfer (feeling little to no movement from your sleeping partner): 5
Support (body weight distributed evenly, no pains or aches): 4
Responsiveness (adjusts/responds to your body movements): 5
Temperature control (keeps you cool): 5

MA: Are you still happy with the level of firmness?

P&H: Yes.

MA: Do you have any new complaints about your Leesa? Or anything you would change if you could?

P&H: No complaints, but now I kind of wish they had pillows to match.*

MA: Do you still feel like the Leesa mattress was worth the price you paid?

P&H: 100%.

MA: Do you think you’ll keep your Leesa?

P&H: Yes, we’re definitely going to keep it.

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*At the time of this interview Leesa did not offer pillows but they are now available for purchase