Leesa vs Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison

Learn more about how their mattresses compare so that you can find the right bed for your needs.

By Nicole Gleichmann

Tempur-Pedic brought us the first memory foam mattress in 1991, and Leesa helped to change the memory foam mattress market. They were one of the first bed-in-a-box brands, delivering a luxury feel at a competitive price. And while their memory foam doesn’t feel like Tempur-Pedics, some people prefer it. 

So, how do you choose between these two industry leaders? 

Fortunately, there are plenty of differences between Leesa and Tempur-Pedic mattresses. We’ll explore their mattresses, pros and cons, prices, trial periods, and more so that you can find the mattress of your dreams. After reading this review, you’ll know which of these brands is right for you. 

Comparison Overview

Leesa Tempur-Pedic
Best for
  • Combination sleepers
  • Value shoppers
  • Couples who share a bed
  • Side sleepers
  • Lightweight sleepers
  • Luxury shoppers
Price Range $599-$2,499 $1,699-$8,398
Special Features
  • Responsive foam
  • Budget-friendly options
  • Incredible spine alignment
  • Exceptional pressure relief
  • Deep body contouring
  • Cooling foam technology

 

Leesa Mattresses

Mattress Construction

Leesa is a leading bed-in-a-box mattress brand. What started as their flagship Leesa memory foam mattress has become a variety of high-quality mattresses, foundations, and bedroom accessories. 

Leesa mattresses are some of the highest-scoring beds that we’ve tested in our in-house mattress lab. Leesa’s commitment to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction have made them a household mattress name. 

When you shop Leesa, you have the choice between two all-foam mattresses and two memory foam hybrid beds. Every Leesa mattress has a medium-firm feel that fits the needs of most sleepers. 

To optimize your bedtime experience, try pairing a Leesa mattress with their adjustable base.

Let’s break down each of the Leesa mattresses.

Leesa mattress

Original Leesa

The Original Leesa may be the best value that we’ve come across after testing more than 150 mattresses. This all-foam mattress boasts exceptional spine alignment, responsiveness, and motion transfer

Its balance of a plush comfort layer, contouring transition layer, and supportive polyfoam bottom layer create a medium-firm feel great for most sleepers. 

Best for

  • Value shoppers
  • Back, side, and combination sleepers
  • Couples who share a bed
Leesa hybrid mattress

Leesa Hybrid

The Leesa Hybrid, previously called the Sapira, is the highest scoring hybrid mattress that we’ve tested at our in-house mattress lab. Its patented memory foam and pocketed coils work together to deliver impeccable spine alignment, nearly zero motion transfer, and amazing pressure relief

In our scoring process, the Leesa Hybrid scored an 8/10 or higher in every evaluation and test. As such, it’s one of the best all-around mattresses. 

Best for

  • Couples who sleep together
  • Sleepers with aches and pains
  • Those who sleep hot
Leesa Legend side view

Leesa Legend

The Leesa Legend is a hybrid mattress designed for the eco-conscious consumer. Leesa utilizes organic cotton, organic wool, and recycled plastic water bottles for a more environmentally-friendly mattress. 

The Legend is the highest-end Leesa mattress. It’s feel competes with the most extravagant hybrid beds available. Contouring high-density memory foam is paired with two layers of individually-encased coils for targeted pressure relief and amazing support. 

Best for

  • Eco-conscious consumers
  • Plus-size sleepers
  • Back and side sleepers with back pain
Studio by Leesa

Studio Mattress

Leesa’s newest mattress is their Studio mattress. This 10-inch memory foam mattress is made up of three foam layers created for responsiveness, plush contouring, and breathability

Its medium-firm feel works well for the average sleeper. At only 10” thick, its minimal height makes it best for those who weigh less than 230 pounds. 

Best for:

  • Budget shoppers
  • College students
  • Children, teens, and lightweight adults

Prices

Original Leesa Leesa Hybrid Leesa Legend Studio Mattress
Twin $699 $999 N/A $599
Twin XL $749 $1,099 $1,699 $649
Full $899 $1,399 $1,999 $699
Queen $999 $1,699 $2,199 $799
King $1,199 $1,899 $2,499 $999
Cal King $1,199 $1,899 $2,499 $999

 

Shipping

Leesa is one of the few companies in the mattress industry that offers free shipping to all 50 states. A Leesa mattress normally arrives within 3-6 business days from the date of purchase. 

As Leesa is a leader in the bed-in-a-box industry, it should come as no surprise that the Leesa mattress arrives compressed in a tall, thin box. 

If you’d like to have someone deliver your new mattress to your room and set it up, select White Glove Delivery at checkout. The cost is $100 for mattress setup only, or $150 for setup and old mattress removal.  

Returns and Warranty

Leesa offers a 100-night trial period. From the date of delivery, you have 100 nights to sleep on your mattress. If you decide that the mattress isn’t a good fit during this time, Leesa will provide a full refund. They do ask that you give your mattress a chance by sleeping on it for 30 nights before making a final decision.

Leesa works with their customers to have a local charity pick up returned mattresses. This ensures that a returned mattress doesn’t go to waste.  

Every Leesa mattress comes with the industry standard 10-year limited warranty. This warranty is non-transferrable, meaning it only covers mattress purchased directly from Leesa or an authorized reseller.  

Pros

  • Responsiveness: Leesa memory foam doesn’t leave you feeling stuck. When we’ve tested the Leesa mattresses, we’ve been impressed by how quickly they respond to our movements. Combination sleepers and others who toss and turn can enjoy an uninterrupted night of sleep on a Leesa mattress
  • Spine Alignment: One of the most important things a mattress can do to relieve pain is keep your body properly aligned. Our sleep testers found the Leesa mattresses to provide the right combination of give and support for optimal spine alignment. 
  • Motion Transfer: Leesa memory foam is some of the best we’ve seen at dampening motion. This is true even of the Leesa hybrid, allowing sleepers to experience springy support without waking their partners. 
  • No Compromises: At the Mattress Advisor Mattress Lab, no Leesa mattress has scored below an 8/10 in any category. And we examine 14 factors, including things like edge support, cooling ability, durability, and pressure relief. What this means is that you don’t have to sacrifice one benefit for another, but rather, enjoy an all-around excellent bed. 
  • Budget to Luxury Options: Leesa mattresses are some of the best values on the market. The Leesa Studio is one of the best budget-friendly memory foam mattresses, while the Leesa Legend brings luxury at a reasonable price.

Cons

  • Limited Firmness Options: The majority of sleepers sleep best on a medium-firm mattress. However, some sleepers need a softer or firmer bed. For instance, lightweight side sleepers tend to do better on a medium-soft bed and heavyweight stomach sleepers on an extra-firm one. Every Leesa mattress is medium-firm, and therefore they are not a fit for every sleeper. 
  • Off-Gassing: When memory foam is new, it releases tiny particles into the air. These cause a slight odor known as off-gassing. You can expect the smell to fully fade within three days.

Tempur-Pedic Mattresses

Mattress Construction

Tempur-Pedic’s proprietary foam has kept consumers coming back for nearly 30 years. Its ability to deeply conform and disperse pain from pressure points has earned it a reputation as one of the best mattresses for side sleepers

Since the early 1990s, Tempur-Pedic has dedicated themselves to mattress innovation. They’ve crafted memory foam that limits heat retention and included innerspring coils to counter sinkage and boost responsiveness. They now offer both memory foam and hybrid mattresses for the luxury memory foam shopper. 

For the ultimate sleeping experience, use a Tempur-Pedic mattress with one of their adjustable bases.

Let’s dive into the different Tempur-Pedic models. We’ll explore what sets them apart and who they’re made for.

Tempur-Pedic-Cloud Hero image

Tempur-Cloud

Also known as the Tempur-Cloud Supreme, this is the entry-level Tempur-Pedic mattress. This three-layer memory foam mattress has a medium feel. It offers exceptional motion isolation, spine support, and relief at pressure points.  

Best for

  • Those looking for a Tempur-Pedic mattress at a lower price
  • Back sleepers of all body shapes
  • Side sleepers who weigh less than 230 lbs.

Tempur-Adapt

Tempur-Adapt is the least expensive Tempur-Pedic mattress that boasts their original, deep contouring foam. It’s slightly thicker than the Tempur-Cloud, delivering a bit more cushion and support. It too has a medium feel. 

You can opt for the all-foam or hybrid version. The hybrid sleeps cooler and is more responsive, but achieves less pressure relief. The Tempur-Adapt hybrid is the most affordable Tempur-Pedic mattress with the springy support of innerspring coils. 

Best for

  • Combination sleepers and those who toss and turn
  • Back sleepers
  • Couples who share the bed

Tempur-ProAdapt

The Tempur-ProAdapt mattress is Tempur-Pedic’s most popular mattress. It’s the most affordable of their beds with Tempur-APR foam. The Tempur-APR memory foam layer is one of the best foams for pressure relief ever created. 

With a soft, medium, firm, and hybrid option, this bed suits every sleeping position—although most stomach sleepers will still find the firm a bit too soft. 

Another perk? The mattress cover is removable and washable.  

Best for

  • Elderly sleepers
  • Sleepers with aches and pains
  • Side sleepers of all weights

Tempur-LuxeAdapt

Tempur-LuxeAdapt is designed for those who love the sinking memory foam feeling. Of all of the Tempur mattresses, the LuxeAdapt delivers the deepest contour. Lying on this mattress is much like what you’d imagine sinking into a fluffy marshmallow would feel like. 

The Tempur-LuxeAdapt comes in both soft and firm. The soft feels like melting into butter, while the firm responds more slowly. The soft is around a 3 on the 1-10 firmness scale, and the firm a 7.   

Best for

  • Sleepers who like to sleep “in” rather than “on” their mattress
  • Plus-size sleepers
  • Side sleepers of all shapes and sizes
Tempur-breeze

Tempur-Breeze

One of the biggest complaints about Tempur-Pedic mattresses is that they warm. The high-density memory foam that boasts exceptional pressure relief can absorb too much body heat. The Tempur-Breeze line was crafted to fix this common problem.

The two Breeze models—PRObreeze and LUXEbreeze—ensure maximum air circulation. As a result, these beds sleep between 3 and 8 degrees cooler than their other mattresses. 

Opt for the PRObreeze if you want Tempur’s average contouring (which is still quite impressive). The LUXEbreeze is the ultimate in both cooling and contouring luxury. The LUXEbreeze has not only the cooling foam, but Tempur-APR, the best foam for cushioning the body. 

Tempur-Breeze mattresses come in soft, medium, medium hybrid, and firm. 

Best for

  • Those who sleep hot
  • Side sleepers with hip or shoulder pain
  • Couples who share the bed

Prices

Tempur-Cloud Tempur-Adapt Tempur-ProAdapt Tempur-LuxeAdapt Tempur-Breeze
Twin $1,699 $1,699 $2,499 N/A N/A
Twin XL $1,699 $1,699 $2,499 $3,199 $3,499-$4,199
Full $1,899 $2,049 $2,849 N/A $3,849
Queen $1,999 $2,199 $2,999 $3,699 $3,999-$4,699
King $2,399 $2,899 $3,699 $4,399 $4,699-$5,399
Split King N/A $3,398 $4,998 $6,398 $6,998-$8,398

Shipping

Tempur-Pedic provides free White Glove Delivery within the contiguous United States. With White Glove Delivery, a representative:

  • Carries your new mattress to its final location.
  • Unboxes and sets up your new mattress.
  • Discards your old mattress.

Shipping normally takes between 1-2 weeks. Tempur-Pedic will work with you to schedule a delivery time. You must be home to receive your mattress. 

Tempur-Pedic does ship to Hawaii, Alaska, and remote locations in the USA. An additional shipping fee applied. 

Returns and Warranty

Tempur-Pedic mattresses come with a 90-day trial period. Here are the details of the Tempur-Pedic sleep trial:

  • You must wait 30 days: Memory foam takes time to break in. It also takes time for your body to adjust to a new mattress. Due to these factors, Tempur-Pedic doesn’t accept returns in the first 30 days. They ask that you sleep on the mattress for 30 nights before making a decision.
  • There is a $175 fee: Unlike most other leading mattress brands, Tempur-Pedic charges  a $175 return shipping fee. 

Tempur-Pedic offers an industry-standard 10-year limited warranty. This warranty covers defects in materials or workmanship.

What stands out about this warranty is that it covers indentations of greater than ¾”. Most memory foam mattress warranties only cover indentations once they exceed 1” or 1.5” deep. As such, this warranty is generous for a foam mattress

Pros

  • Pressure Relief: Tempur-Pedic is one of the best companies for those looking for pressure point relief. Their deep contouring foam relieves pressure from the hips, shoulders, knees, and lower back. 
  • Motion Isolation: Memory foam is great at dampening movement. Because Tempur-Pedic’s foam is relatively high-density, it does an exceptional job at limiting motion transfer
  • Cooling Technology: The Tempur-Breeze collection sleeps cool enough for most sleepers. But beware that their other lines sleep warmer than the average bed. 
  • Various Firmness Levels: Tempur-Pedic mattresses range from soft (3) to firm (7). These firmness options make their mattresses work for most sleepers. 
  • Amazing for Lightweight Sleepers: Side sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds find most mattresses too firm. A mattress must have an ultra-plush surface to allow their hips and shoulder to sink in. Tempur-Pedic foam is one of the only foams soft enough for light sleepers. 

Cons

  • Expensive: Tempur-Pedic mattresses are some of the most expensive memory foam mattresses
  • Can Sleep Hot: Most Tempur-Pedic mattresses sleep warmer than the average high-quality memory foam mattress. Because the material responds to heat and allows you to sink in, it traps heat. Choose the Tempur-Breeze mattresses if you sleep hot. 
  • Sinking Feeling: Tempur-Pedic foam truly allows the body to sink in. But for some sleepers, this “quicksand” feeling is less than ideal. Their hybrid mattresses have springs that counter excess sinkage
  • No Extra-Firm Beds: Even the firmest Tempur-Pedic mattress rates about a 7 on the 1-10 firmness scale. With no extra-firm mattresses, these beds are too soft for most stomach sleepers
  • $175 Returns: Most luxury mattress companies offer free returns. Tempur-Pedic, however, charges a $175 return fee.

Verdict: Which Mattress Is Better?

The answer depends on your sleep needs and personal preferences. 

Leesa mattresses are an incredible value. They deliver exceptional quality at an affordable price. Because each of their mattresses is a medium-firm, they are a good fit for the average sleeper. If you’re looking for a balance between comfort and support, Leesa beds are an excellent choice. 

Tempur-Pedic is a luxury mattress brand. You can expect some of the closest conforming and best pressure relief available. With varying firmness options, Tempur-Pedic mattresses are a better fit for those looking for something a bit softer or firmer than average. We especially love this brand for lightweight side sleepers

A good way to decide between these leading mattress companies is to ask yourself this question. Do you like sleep “in” a mattress, “on” a mattress, or somewhere in between?

Tempur-Pedic mattresses are best for those who like the hugging sensation of sleeping “in” a mattress. Leesa beds fall in the middle, where you feel both “on” and “in” the mattress.  

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