Leesa vs. Purple
Mattress Comparison

Price: $995
MA Score: 9.1/10
Price: $999
MA Score: 8.4/10

Leesa vs. Purple Mattress Review

Leesa and Purple are two of the most popular online mattress brands. If you’re in the market for a new mattress, you’ve probably come across each of these brands at least once. Purple is a unique mattress made with the pressure-relieving hyper-elastic polymer (a unique mattress material) and Leesa is made with a proprietary Aveena foam, designed to provide optimal responsiveness and a comfortable surface for any type of sleeper.

To help you easily see how the Leesa and Purple mattresses compare on factors like motion transfer, responsiveness, pressure relief and trial period, we’ve organized these important details in an easy-to-follow side-by-side comparison. See how these mattresses stack up against each other below.


  • Type:
  • Firmness:
  • Trial Period:
  • Warranty:
  • Summary:
  • Foam combo
  • Medium firm: 6/10
  • 100 days
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • Foam blend mattress that's ideal for the average sleeper
  • Hybrid: hyper-elastic polymer and foam
  • Medium firm-firm: 6.5/10
  • 100 days
  • 10-year limited warranty
  • Proven pressure relief for people with back pain; good for back and side sleepers


  • We think Leesa has mastered the perfect mattress for the “average sleeper” – it offers a great balance between soft and firm, has cooling technology and built-in airflow, and won’t leave you sinking into the foam like quicksand.
  • The Leesa scored high in our testing, but also has a happy (and well-rested) bunch of customers who rate it a 4.7/5.
  • The Purple is a mattress with a big personality, but it does have a lot to boast about: it sleeps cool, is great for spinal alignment and does a good job with reducing any movement you’ll feel from other people (or animals).
  • Customers who own the Purple have claimed it’s helped them relieve back and neck pains.
  • The Purple is topped with a unique pressure-releasing material that is especially great for back and side sleepers – when you lie on your back, it will help your spine maintain its natural curve and when you lie on your side, it will help keep your spine straight.


  • Thickness:
  • Sizes Available:
  • 10"
  • Twin: $525
    Twin XL: $695
    Full: $855
    Queen: $995
    King: $1195
    Cal King: $1195
  • 9.5"
  • Twin XL: $699
    Queen: $999
    King: $1299
    Cal King: $1299

Layers inside the mattress

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

  • Top layer: Air-flow cooling and freedom of movement
  • Middle layer: Pressure relieving memory foam
  • Bottom layer: Dense core support; adds durability and structure without feeling too firm on top
Cross-section view of the inner layers of the Leesa mattress
Inside the Leesa mattress

You can also take a look at this video from Leesa describing the materials that make up their mattress:

The Purple mattress is made with a layer of hyper-elastic polymer (designed to provide great pressure relief) on top of two layers of high-density polyurethane foam (designed for durability, support and motion isolation). Here’s a look at the layers, described from top to bottom:

  • Responsive Knit Cover: Soft and stretchy cover that helps maximize the flexing properties of the Smart Comfort Grid™. The breathable design also promotes airflow to help you sleep cool.
  • Smart Comfort Grid™: Designed to cushion your shoulders and hips (pressure points), and support your body’s natural shape.
  • Plush Comfort Foam: Soft, high-density polyurethane foam designed to enhance the responsiveness and feel of the Smart Comfort Grid™.
  • Support Foam: Medium-firm, high-density polyurethane foam provides structural support to the mattress.
Inside the Purple mattress
Inside the Purple mattress

Mattress Advisor score breakdown

Shipping 10
Trial Period 9
Return Policy 10
Warranty 9
Set-up Test 8
Motion Transfer Test 8
Edge Support Test 9.5
Pressure Relief Test 9
Spinal Alignment Test 9
Responsiveness Test 9
Cooling Evaluation 7.5
Durability Evaluation 8
Customer Service Score 9
Social Impact Score 10
Total Score 9.1/10
Shipping 7
Trial Period 9
Return Policy 10
Warranty 9
Set-up Test 6
Motion Transfer Test 7.5
Edge Support Test 8.5
Pressure Relief Test 8.5
Spinal Alignment Test 9.5
Responsiveness Test 7
Cooling Evaluation 8
Durability Evaluation 9
Customer Service Score 9
Social Impact Score 4
Total Score 8.4/10