Debating between the Saatva and Leesa mattresses? We’re confident that you’ll determine which one is right for you by the end of this comparison.
Saatva and Leesa are both highly rated, well-loved mattresses. They both average near perfect customer review ratings, and both scored well in our Mattress Advisor lab evaluation. Leesa outperformed Saatva with a score of 9.3/10, but Saatva wasn’t far behind with 8.7/10.
On paper, these two beds are significantly different from each other. Saatva is an eco-friendly luxury mattress company. Leesa is a socially-committed bed-in-a-box company. The Saatva mattress’s construction features dual coil layers, a memory foam layer, and euro pillow-top. Leesa’s namesake mattress is built of proprietary all-foam layers.
So which one should be your new mattress? Read on to learn how these two beds lineup on comfort, pressure relief, sleep trial, cost, and more.
Customizable luxury hybrid mattress
Available in plush soft: 3/10; luxury firm: 5.5-6.5/10; and firm: 8/10
Hybrid: coil on coil and memory foam with euro pillow-top
15-year limited warranty
Foam blend mattress that's ideal for the average sleeper
Medium firm: 6/10
10-year limited warranty
In a side-by-side comparison of dimensions, the Saatva mattress is thicker and offers two height options, while Leesa mattress sizes share the same height. Leesa also adds an inch of width to their Twin and Twin XL mattresses.
|Thickness||11.5” or 14.5”||10”|
|Twin||38″ x 75″||39″ x 75″|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″||39″ x 80″|
|Full||54″ 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.
The price range for both Saatva and Leesa’s mattresses are about average, although Leesa is clearly the more budget-friendly option.
Saatva uses 5 layers of high-quality materials in their mattress, including two supportive coil layers and 3 foam or pillow top comfort layers. Choose from 3 firmness options: plush soft, luxury firm, or firm.
In contrast to the Saatva mattress construction, the Leesa memory foam mattress has a fairly simple body. 3 foam layers each serve a unique purpose in supporting and cushioning your body so you sleep soundly.
Leesa outscores Saatva in our lab evaluation, but both mattresses still earn top marks in areas like edge support, spinal alignment, and cooling.
|Motion Transfer Test||7.5||9|
|Edge Support Test||8.5||8.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||6.5||8.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9.5||9|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||7||10|
As we’ve seen, the Saatva and Leesa mattresses both offer unique comfort technologies that are well received by consumers. If you are still deliberating, consider the pros and cons for each model, your sleep position, sleep environment, and preferred buying experience.
First, we’ll review the strengths and weaknesses of the Saatva mattress. Saatva champions eco-friendly materials and production, including hypoallergenic materials. This makes them a great choice for those with allergies. They also score sky high on spinal alignment, so you can count on good spinal health while sleeping on their bed.
On the other hand, Saatva scored just above average on pressure point relief. For those who are especially concerned about joint and muscle pain, this average score may not impress. Saatva also scored slightly above average on motion transfer, meaning that it may not offer top tier motion isolation for couples and parents who co-sleep.
When it comes to the Leesa mattress, pressure relief is a high point. It scored a whopping 9.5/10, making it an excellent choice for those concerned about extra stress on joints and bones. It also scored high for a memory foam mattress in the cooling category. With a score of 8.5/10, you won’t need to worry about kicking off your comforter in the middle of the night.
On the flip side, our lab testers noticed a slight off-gassing smell during setup, which may be a problem for those who are wary of off-gassing from memory foam. It also requires a fairly specific bed frame. Your standard metal won’t work for a memory foam mattress; instead, you’ll need to invest in a platform bed or slat bed with gaps no wider than 3”.
Both of these mattresses claim to provide comfort for all sleeping positions. When you look closer at customer reviews, you can get a clearer picture of which mattress works best for each sleep position. Referencing the mattress’s place on the firmness scale is also helpful. The Leesa is medium-firm, or 5-7/10 on the firmness scale. Saatva offers 3 firmness options for their euro top, ranging from plush soft to firm.
So which mattress is best for each sleep position? We think that the Leesa is a very well-rounded option. Memory foam provides enough support for back sleepers and enough pressure point relief for side sleepers. It also provides the cushioning and spinal alignment that is important for stomach sleepers. Its high scores for responsiveness mean it quickly adjusts to the movements of combination sleepers.
The Saatva also supports a wide range of sleep positions. Innerspring mattresses are usually best for back sleepers, since they run firm, but the euro top can be adjusted to add more cushion. We recommend the firm option for back sleepers, the luxury firm for stomach sleepers, and the plush soft for side sleepers.
Another consideration when choosing a mattress is your sleep environment. Sleepers can run hot or cold, depending on their body type and the temperature of their home. The Saatva and Leesa mattresses both scored 8.5/10 on cooling in our lab evaluation, meaning that they will keep hot sleepers comfortable throughout the night. The 8.5 ranking is especially unique for the Leesa, since memory foam mattresses can run hot..
Finally, both mattress companies offer different sleep trials, refund policies, and warranties. Saatva gives you 120 days to trial their mattress. If you discover it’s not the right fit, they will issue a full refund, minus a $99 transportation fee. The same fee applies for exchanges, and you’ll also pay any difference in value between the two models.
They offer a 15-year warranty. During the first 2 years under warranty, you can receive a replacement mattress. For years 3-15, Saatva will repair and re-cover your mattress with no extra labor costs. The transportation fee also applies to replacements and repairs under warranty.
Additionally, Saatva offers a Fairness Replacement Option, which enables you to replace your mattress any time during years 3-15 for a percentage of the original cost. You also get to keep your original Saatva mattress.
Leesa offers a 100 night trial period, which is 20 days shorter than Saatva’s. If you are not satisfied during that time, they’ll give you a full refund, minus any discounts you received. They also include a 10-year warranty with each mattress purchase, during which they will repair or replace your mattress at no extra cost. If trial period and warranty length are a top priority for you, Saatva is your best option.
Hopefully this comprehensive comparison has given you confidence about which is the best mattress for you. Whichever you choose, we wholeheartedly believe you won’t be disappointed!
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