Shopping for a new mattress? Find out if the Leesa or Avocado Green mattress is right for you.
Leesa and Avocado are two leading online mattress brands. They each offer high-quality beds at competitive price points. In this review, we’re going to compare the flagship Leesa mattress to the Avocado Green bed.
The Leesa Original all-foam bed has a completely different feel from Avocado’s latex hybrid mattress. Learn what sets these mattresses apart so you can find the bed you’ve been dreaming of.
Foam blend mattress that's ideal for the average sleeper
Medium firm: 6/10
10-year limited warranty
Eco-friendly hybrid offering good back support
Medium-firm to firm: 7/10 (6/10 with European pillow-top option)
Natural latex and innerspring
25-year limited warranty
The Avocado mattress is thicker and more supportive than the Leesa. With the addition of the pillow top, the Avocado is better for heavy people, no matter your sleeping position.
|Twin||39” x 75”||38” x 75”|
|Twin XL||39” x 80”||38” 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”|
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The Avocado is more expensive than the Leesa, with the base model costing $300 more for a queen-size mattress. This is without the addition of the optional Avocado pillow top that costs an additional $600.
The Leesa mattress is a 3-layer memory foam mattress. It’s medium-firm feel, which registers at a 6 on the 1-10 firmness scale, is the preferred firmness of most sleepers.
The top layer of the Leesa is constructed from plush polyurethane foam. This foam allows you to sink in, no matter your body size. It’s this soft mattress surface that makes the Leesa an excellent mattress for side sleepers.
Next you’ll find a high-density memory foam layer that deeply cradles the body, delivering the feel you expect from memory foam mattresses. Combine this with the plush upper layer and you have a bed that generously cushions pressure points like the hips and shoulders.
Thanks to the reliable support of the memory foam layer and a base layer of high-density support foam, the Leesa has a balance of cushion and support that works for every sleeping position. The foams used are breathable, helping to keep the mattress cool.
The Avocado Green mattress is a 4-layer organic mattress. It’s made from all-natural materials, including latex, cotton, wool, and upcycled steel coils. This latex hybrid mattress is a supportive, firm mattress that rates at a 7 on the 1-10 firmness scale.
For greater cushion at pressure points, Avocado offers an optional pillow top. This additional 2” of contouring latex is sewn into the mattress for a seamless Euro top look. The feel is slightly softer than the original Avocado, with a medium-firm firmness level similar to that of the Leesa mattress.
Latex mattresses like the Avocado have a completely different feel from foam beds. The Leesa’s all-foam construction is soft and cushiony, with a bit of supportive contouring offered by the high-density memory foam. Latex mattresses have a lightly contouring, bouncy feel that’s incredibly supportive. As such, you’ll feel more like you’re sleeping “on” the Avocado mattress and “in” the Leesa bed.
The thick layer of zoned innerspring coils is another factor that sets the Avocado apart from the Leesa. The supportive coils combined with the sturdy latex layers create a mattress that’s better for heavy people than the Leesa. And with Avocado’s zoned support, the lumbar region is better supported. This support makes the Avocado better than the Leesa for stomach sleepers.
Take a look at a side-by-side comparison of how these mattresses performed during our in-house testing.
|Leesa||Brooklyn Bedding Signature|
|Motion Transfer Test||9||6.25|
|Edge Support Test||8.5||7.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||8.5||7|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9||9.5|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||10||8|
The Leesa does an exceptional job at limiting motion transfer, allowing couples who sleep together to slumber peacefully. With a springy layer of coils and zero polyurethane foams, the Avocado Green mattress isn’t as good at dampening motion.
Both of these mattresses earned high marks in our spine alignment test, but the Avocado narrowly outperformed the Leesa. The Avocado’s zoned support layer ensures that the spine stays in a healthy, neutral alignment.
Stomach sleepers and those who weigh over 230 pounds, in particular, will find their backs better supported by the Avocado mattress. This is thanks to sturdier support along the body’s trunk. However, lightweight sleepers and side sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds will experience superior spinal alignment on the Leesa thanks to soft upper foam layers.
Side sleepers understand the importance of pressure relief in a mattress. Sufficient cushion is necessary to keep the shoulders and hips from experiencing pressure and pain. Even back sleepers need a bed with enough softness to cradle the lower back.
The Leesa mattress boasts excellent pressure-relieving properties, while the Avocado delivers more support than cushion. For this reason, side sleepers and lightweight sleepers tend to prefer the Leesa. However, heavier people typically find all-foam mattresses too soft. If this is you, you may prefer the balanced feel of the Avocado.
The Leesa mattress is best for memory foam lovers, couples, lightweight sleepers, and side sleepers. The Avocado is better for eco-conscious consumers, stomach sleepers, and heavy people who like a firmer feel. Both beds are backed with risk-free trial periods and free returns.
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