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Leesa vs Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Comparison

Deciding between the Leesa or Brooklyn Bedding mattress? Our comparison will help you decide by putting these beds head-to-head! 

Leesa and Brooklyn Bedding are two leading bed-in-a-box mattress companies. In this review, we’re going to compare the flagship Leesa with the Brooklyn Bedding Signature to help you decide if a memory foam or hybrid mattress is best for you.


Mattress Overview

Customer Rating
MA Score
Summary
Firmness
Type
Trial Period
Warranty

Leesa

Customer Rating
MA Score
9.3 / 10
Summary

Foam blend mattress that's ideal for the average sleeper

Firmness

Medium firm: 6/10

Type

Foam combo

Trial Period

100 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Brooklyn Signature

Customer Rating
MA Score
9.1 / 10
Summary

Responsive hybrid mattress

Firmness

Choose your preference: Available in soft, medium or firm

Type

Hybrid: memory foam and pocket coils

Trial Period

120 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Key Similarities

  • Versatility: Both work for all sleeping positions.
  • Cooling: Both excel at temperature regulation, great for hot sleepers. 
  • Cost: Both have a similar below-average price point
  • Sleep trial: Each offers a risk-free sleep trial with free returns. 

Key Differences

  • Mattress type: Leesa is a memory foam mattress and Brooklyn Bedding is a foam hybrid bed. 
  • Firmness: Brooklyn Bedding comes in 3 firmness levels (plush, medium, and firm) and Leesa only comes in 1 (medium-firm).
  • Couples: Leesa is better for couples who share the bed thanks to super motion isolation abilities. 
  • Pressure relief: Brooklyn Bedding delivers superior pressure relief, ideal for side sleepers with hip or shoulder pain. 
Leesa

Leesa Mattress Review Highlights

  • High performer: The Leesa mattress earned high scores across the board at the Mattress Advisor lab. It scored an 8.5/10 or higher in every category, from pressure relief and cooling potential to social impact and trial period
  • Cradling foam feel: Do you like being hugged by your mattress? Thanks to an ultra-plush top layer and memory foam transition layer, you’ll enjoy a conforming foam sensation. 
  • Optimal spine alignment: The Leesa earned a 9/10 in our spine alignment test, helping to ease neck and back pain. 
  • Responsive foam: The Leesa is one of few hugging foam beds that’s also responsive. What this means is that it’s easy to move around and get comfy in a new position. 
  • Great for couples: The Leesa mattress earned high marks in the 3 tests that are most important for couples: motion isolation, edge support, and responsiveness. You can spread out, move around without waking your parter, and enjoy sex on the Leesa
Brooklyn Signature mattress

Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress Review Highlights

  • Customizable comfort: The Brooklyn Signature mattress has 3 firmness options: plush, medium, and firm. You can find your ideal comfort level!
  • Exceptional cushion: The Signature mattress earned a nearly perfect score in our pressure relief test. Its layers of foam cushion pressure points while the innerspring coils deliver targeted relief. 
  • Sturdy edges: If you’re someone who utilizes the edges of your mattress, say to get in and out of bed or put your shoes on in the morning, you’ll appreciate the Signature’s solid edge support
  • Suits all body types: Few mattresses work as well as this bed for people of all body weights. Plush comfort layers offer the contouring lightweight sleepers need and sturdy coils and polyfoam layers ensure sufficient support for plus-size people. 
  • Incredible value: Hybrid mattresses are one of the most expensive types of beds. Brooklyn Bedding manages to sell a high-quality hybrid mattress at a low price thanks to keeping every step of the manufacturing and selling process in-house.

Mattress Specs

The flagship Leesa and Brooklyn Signature both come in the standard mattress sizes. The Brooklyn Bedding mattress is thicker and therefore better for plus-size sleepers. 

Leesa Brooklyn Bedding Signature
Thickness 10” 11.5”
Twin 39” x 75” 38” x 75”
Twin XL 39” x 80” 38” x 80”
Full 53” x 75” 53” 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.


Compare Cost

These mattresses have similar price points, with a queen-size bed costing the same amount. As such, you won’t need to consider cost when deciding between these beds. 

Leesa Brooklyn Bedding Signature
Twin $699 $599
Twin XL $749 $699
Full $899 $849
Queen $999 $999
King $1,199 $1,249
California King $1,199 $1,249

 


Breaking Down Mattress Construction

Let’s examine what makes up each of these mattresses. We’ll look at each layer, how they differ, and how these differences influence the sleeping experience. Then you’ll know which one is better for you!

Inside the Leesa Mattress

The Leesa Original is a 3-layer memory foam mattress. Its medium-firm feel rates at a 6 on the 1-10 firmness scale, the same firmness as the medium Brooklyn Bedding mattress

Leesa utilizes plush polyfoam as the comfort layer so that sleepers experience an immediate cushion when lying down. This feel is similar to that of the Brooklyn Bedding’s comfort foam in the soft option. 

The transition foam layer in the Leesa Original is memory foam, which creates the close contouring feel that you’d expect from a memory foam mattress. Brooklyn Bedding doesn’t have memory foam, so if you’re someone who loves the cradling feel of memory foam, the Leesa is a better fit. 

Leesa’s base layer is a firm support foam. Thanks to this bed’s all-foam construction, the Leesa has a cuddly yet supportive foam feel. It doesn’t have the same bounce as the Brooklyn Bedding, but thanks to responsive foam, it’s still easy to move around on.  

  • Mattress cover: A grey cover made from soft, breathable twill fabric. 
  • Comfort layer (2”): A plush, breathable polyfoam that quickly adapts to your movements. 
  • Transition layer (2”): A layer of high-density memory foam that delivers the pressure-relieving cradle that you expect from a memory foam bed. 
  • Base layer (6”): A high-density polyfoam for a distinct all-foam feel and excellent durability.

Inside the Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress

The Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress is a 5-layer hybrid mattress. By utilizing different densities of foam, Brooklyn Bedding provides 3 different firmness levels of the Signature bed: soft (4), medium (6), and firm (8). The firmness of the medium Signature bed is the same as the Leesa, while the softer and firmer options are better for sleepers who prefer the extremes. 

The Signature bed has a plush quilted cover that delivers an almost pillow-top-like-feel. Beneath this are two layers of polyurethane foam. The top foam layer is made from TitanFlex comfort foam. The softest mattress has the lowest density upper foam layer, delivering an almost hugging feel. The firm is more dense, creating a sensation of sleeping “on” rather than “in” the mattress. And the medium offers a balanced feel that falls between sleeping “on” and “in” the bed. 

The Leesa’s top layer feels most like the soft Signature mattress. But thanks to a softer transition foam layer in the Signature, it has a more cloud-like feel. The medium firmness Signature has a more balanced feel than the Leesa, despite having similar firmness. The Leesa has a softer top layer and a conforming middle layer that allows you to sink in. The firm Signature provides a sturdy surface with very little sinkage

Thanks to a layer of responsive innerspring coils, the Brooklyn Signature has an almost bouncy feel, unlike the all-foam feel of the Leesa. This layer adds extra support and targeted relief, ideal for plus-size sleepers. Heavy stomach sleepers and back sleepers, in particular, are better suited by the reliable support of the firm Signature mattress

Inside the Brooklyn Signature Mattress
  • Quilted cover (0.5”): A plush cover with soft polyfoam quilted into it for an almost pillow-top like feel. 
  • Comfort foam (2”): TitanFlex foam of different densities creates the right feel for every sleeper, no matter your personal preference for firmness. 
  • Transition foam (2”): Energex support foam is a high-density polyfoam that limits excess sinkage and protects the body from the springs below. 
  • Support springs (6”): Pocketed Ascension coils deliver targeted support and a slightly springy feel. 
  • Support foam (1”): A thin layer of high-density foam absorbs motion from the springs and boosts mattress longevity.

Mattress Advisor Scores Side-by-Side

We’ve tested each of the mattresses at the Mattress Advisor lab. Below is a side-by-side comparison of how they performed.

Leesa Brooklyn Bedding Signature
Shipping 10 10
Trial Period 9 10
Return Policy 10 10
Warranty 9 9
Set-Up Test 8.5 8
Motion Transfer Test 9 7.25
Edge Support Test 8.5 9
Pressure Relief Test 8.5 9.5
Spinal Alignment Test 9 8.5
Responsiveness Test 9.5 8.25
Cooling Evaluation 8.5 8.5
Durability Evaluation 9 8.5
Customer Service Score 9 9
Social Impact Score 10 9
TOTAL SCORE 9.3/10 9.1/10

Motion Transfer

Our sleep testers found the Leesa mattress to do a much better job at isolating motion than the Brooklyn Signature bed. This doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the properties of springs and foam. Springs transmit motion, whereas foam dampens it. Because the Leesa is an all-foam mattress and the Signature includes layers of foam and springs, you’re more likely to feel your partner move on the Signature. 

Thanks to superior motion isolation, the Leesa is a better choice for couples—especially if one of you is a light sleeper. 

Pressure Relief

How well a mattress cushions pressure points is one of the most important factors to consider for side sleepers. A mattress with excellent pressure relief cushions shoulders and hips, redistributing weight across the rest of the body’s surface. But when a bed doesn’t give at the body’s heavier parts, excess pressure builds up and can lead to pain. 

Both the Leesa Original and Brooklyn Bedding Signature earned excellent scores in our pressure relief test. However, the Signature did earn a higher score in this category. If you’re a side sleeper who has pain at your hips or shoulders, you may find greater relief on the Signature. 

Responsiveness

Responsiveness is a measure of how well a mattress adapts to your movements. Historically, innerspring mattresses have been the easiest to move around on and memory foam beds the hardest. Yet, thanks to extensive advances in foam technology, some all-foam beds are now easier to get comfortable on than mattresses with innerspring coils. 

We tested the responsiveness of the Leesa and Brooklyn Bedding mattresses. The Leesa earned a nearly perfect score, while the Signature earned good, but not excellent, marks. If you’re someone who tosses and turns a lot, you’re likely to sleep more soundly on a responsive mattress like the Leesa Original.

So Which Is the Best Mattress for You?

The Leesa is an excellent bed for couples, combination sleepers, and the average sleeper who likes the memory foam feel. Brooklyn Bedding’s 3 firmness levels make it a better choice for those who like an extra-soft or firm bed, and its superior support and thickness are perfect for plus-size people.

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