Choosing between the original Leesa and the Leesa Hybrid (formerly known as the Sapira) mattress? Our comparison review will help you pick!
If you’re shopping for a Leesa mattress, you may be stuck wondering which mattress is best for you between the original Leesa mattress, the Leesa Hybrid (formerly known as the Sapira mattress). In this comparison review, we’ll be comparing the Leesa vs. Leesa Hybrid mattress. To learn more about all the Leesa mattresses, check out our brand overview.
Take a look at our in-depth comparison below to see how these two bed-in-a-box mattresses stack up against each other.
The Leesa mattress is an all-foam mattress with three layers of memory foam, and the Leesa Hybrid mattress has two layers of foam and one layer of pocket springs like a traditional innerspring mattress. The key differences between these beds, much like the differences between any memory foam vs. spring mattress, are in the construction and the feel.
Foam blend mattress that's ideal for the average sleeper
Medium firm: 6/10
10-year limited warranty
Luxury hybrid mattress by Leesa offering great edge support and motion isolation
Medium-firm - firm: 7/10
Hybrid: pocket springs and foam
10-year limited warranty
The Leesa Hybrid is a more expensive, luxury mattress, but it also comes with added benefits. The Leesa Hybrid is slightly firmer than the Leesa and will offer better edge support and cooling properties. The Leesa Hybrid is also 1” thicker than the Leesa mattress. It tends to be a better option for side sleepers, back sleepers, and stomach sleepers.
The original Leesa mattress is the more affordable option and tends to be better suited for combination sleepers who move around while sleeping. Its foam layers do a great job of responding to movement throughout the night and keeping motion transfer at a minimum, which is great for couples.
The Leesa and Leesa Hybrid mattresses have the same mattress sizes available with very similar dimensions. The only difference is that the Leesa Hybrid mattress is one inch thicker than the original Leesa mattress.
|Twin||39” x 75”||38” x 75”|
|Twin XL||39” x 80”||38” x 80”|
|Full||54” 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”|
Learn more about mattress sizes.
The Leesa Hybrid is the more expensive of the two mattress models due to its luxury hybrid design. A twin-sized Leesa Hybrid mattress is the same price as a queen-size Leesa mattress. Price is a big factor in making a mattress purchasing decision. Remember, you get what you pay for with the higher price of the Leesa Hybrid mattress. Don’t forget to check for seasonal discounts or Mattress Advisor exclusive offers to get the best possible price!
The biggest difference between the Leesa and Leesa Hybrid mattresses is the added layer of innerspring pocketed coils that make the Leesa Hybrid a hybrid. Understanding the difference between what to expect from a memory foam vs. hybrid mattress can be a key factor in your decision.
If you’re a single, average sleeper on a budget, the Leesa may be the better option for you. But if you’re a heavier person (200+ lbs) or you plan on sharing the bed with a partner and/or pet(s), a hybrid mattress like the Leesa Hybrid may be a better choice for you. Hybrid mattresses are more durable and supportive than all foam beds.
Couples can still be comfortable on all foam mattresses like the original Leesa, though! The Leesa is an advanced foam model with three layers of premium foam designed to offer long-term support. Its advanced design also keeps you cool and is responsive to your movements (aka it won’t trap your body heat and you won’t sink in too far).
The best way to tell the difference between the two mattress models is to compare their inside layers to know what you’re sleeping on. Take a look at each model below.
The Leesa mattress is an all-foam mattress. Three layers of premium memory foam make up the Leesa, so like most memory foam mattresses, it’s a good fit for the average sleeper. This model has been tested and improved on by Leesa to create the optimal memory foam bed that is supportive, a medium firmness to avoid sinkage or sagging, and breathable so it doesn’t trap your heat in the bed.
The Leesa Hybrid mattress combines Leesa’s premium foam with a layer of pocket springs to add extra durability and support to the bed. This model feels slightly firmer and more bouncy than the original Leesa mattress, and is especially well suited for heavier sleepers or couples. The combination of pressure-relieving foam and supportive springs also helps sleepers avoid waking up in pain or with sore spots. Your body weight will be evenly distributed across the sleep surface so you can avoid waking up with pain in your hips, shoulders, knees, or other areas.
We’ve personally tested the Leesa and the Leesa Hybrid mattress in our Mattress Lab to derive unique scores for all the most important performance factors! Our scores can help inform your decision between the Leesa vs. Leesa Hybrid, especially if you have particular needs like cooling abilities if you sleep hot, or motion isolation if you sleep with a partner and don’t want to be disturbed by their movements while you sleep.
You can see our testing scores for the Leesa and Leesa Hybrid mattress side-by-side below.
|Motion Transfer Test||9||9|
|Edge Support Test||8.5||8|
|Pressure Relief Test||8.5||9|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9||10|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||10||10|
Both of these mattresses scored very well in the responsiveness test, but the Leesa Original beat out the Hybrid by half a point. The body contouring ability of the all-foam original’s proprietary LSA200 foam allows the surface of the mattress to quickly adapt to the sleeper’s changing position; this quality makes the original Leesa well-suited for the combination sleep position.
Many innerspring hybrids are too firm, and don’t allow sensitive pressure points to sink into the mattress. But, because of the Leesa Hybrid’s plush memory foam layer and its top comfort layer, pressure relief is not an issue. Scoring an outstanding 9 on our pressure relief test, side sleepers will find that their shoulders and hips sink pleasantly into the mattress’ surface. Morning aches and pains will be a thing of the past.
When it comes to motion transfer, there is no wrong answer between the Leesa and Leesa Hybrid. The Leesa’s base layer of support foam and the Hybrid’s pocket coils both do a great job of isolating and absorbing motion. Light sleepers can rest easy on either mattress knowing that their partner’s movements will not disturb them throughout the night.
We hope we’ve been able to help you decide whether the Leesa mattress or the Leesa Hybrid is for you! If you still want to learn more about either of these beds, be sure to check out our individual reviews for the Leesa and Leesa Hybrid.
Overall the Leesa and Leesa Hybrid are both great mattresses that appeal to most sleepers. Our test scores show that the Leesa Hybrid performed slightly better than the original Leesa mattress, which is to be expected! The Leesa Hybrid is a luxury hybrid mattress with a little extra thickness, edge support, and cooling properties that are ideal for hot sleepers. It’s also worth noting that because of these qualities, the Leesa Hybrid comes at a slightly higher price point. Because both mattresses are made by Leesa, no matter which you choose you will get a 10-year warranty and a 100 night sleep trial, during which time your mattress may be returned for a full refund. You may also opt to pay an additional fee for white-glove delivery service, meaning Leesa will remove your old mattress and set up your new mattress.
But just because it scored slightly better doesn’t mean you shouldn’t choose the Leesa mattress. Your mattress choice is extremely personal, and some sleepers are better suited on a memory foam bed!
Either way, if you’re stuck between a Leesa vs. Leesa Hybrid mattress, you can’t go wrong. Or, if you think you might be looking for something different if your Leesa, check out our reviews of the Leesa Legend mattress and the Leesa Studio.
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