Choosing between a Leesa vs. Tuft & Needle mattress? Check out our comparison review to help you decide.
When it comes to shopping for a new mattress online, Leesa and Tuft & Needle are two of the most popular brands out there. Our expert team has conducted reviews on both of these mattresses and organized the data for you to easily compare how they differ on things like price, performance and trial period.
Read more about how these bed-in-a-box mattresses compare to each other below to help you determine which one is best for your budget, sleeping style, and personal preferences.
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Leesa and Tuft & Needle mattresses are identical when it comes to the sizes of their twin, twin XL, Queen, and King beds. There is a slight difference in the size of their full size mattresses, with the T&N full coming in at one inch wider than the Leesa.
Tuft & Needle
|Twin Size||39″ x 75″||39″ x 75″|
|Twin XL||39″ x 80″||39″ x 80″|
|Full Size||53″ x 75″||54″ x 75″|
|Queen Size||60″ x 80″||60″ x 80″|
|King Size||76″ x 80″||76″ x 80″|
|Cal King Size||72″ x 84″||72″ x 84″|
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The Tuft & Needle mattress is a great option for anyone looking to save some money on their purchase. Despite the low price point, the quality matches or exceeds many other bed-in-a-box companies. And given that the Leesa mattress is the highest scoring bed we’ve ever tested, their prices are entirely reasonable.
Tuft & Needle
The Leesa mattress is made up of three layers of foam. The base layer provides dense support that contributes to the overall firmness of the bed. The second layer is made of contouring foam and provides cushioning and relief to your pressure points as you sleep. The top layer enables the airflow that keeps you cool all night long.
These three layers, the comfort layer, the layer of memory foam, and the dense base, come together to form a mattress that is firm enough to support your pressure points and soft enough to respond to your body’s movements.
The Tuft & Needle consists of two foam layers and a graphite cooling cover. The bottom layer is made of support foam that gives the mattress durability. The top layer is the Adaptive® foam comfort layer, T&N’s special foam that allows for proper airflow and responds to your body’s movements. Lastly, the graphite cooling cover wicks away heat throughout the night.
All in all, the Tuft & Needle is a supportive yet soft mattress that does a good job of circulating air and can support sleepers of any size or weight.
Below are the performance scores for the Leesa and Tuft & Needle. Our mattress testers arrived at these figures after thoroughly assessing both products in our sleep lab.
|Leesa||Tuft & Needle|
|Motion Transfer Test||9||7.5|
|Edge Support Test||8.5||8.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||8.5||8.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9||8.5|
|Customer Service Score||9||10|
|Social Impact Score||10||8|
The pressure relief score is a good indicator of whether or not a mattress might lead to back pain. The higher the score, the better the bed performs when it comes to supporting pressure points in areas like your shoulders, hips and back.
The Leesa mattress scored an impressive 8.5 in this category and the Tuft & Needle scored a 7.75. Those suffering from or prone to back pain may want to consider the Leesa for this reason
The Leesa and the Tuft & Needle are both built with coolness in mind, but the Leesa managed to edge the T&N out by a substantial 1.5 points in this category. The 2” top layer of cooling foam on the Leesa mattress kept our temperature regulated so there was no discomfort from overheating.
The T&N mattress has a graphite cover that does wick away some heat, and the Adaptive® foam layer noticeably promotes air flow. That said, sleepers who tend to overheat may want to consider a mattress with a higher cooling score.
When it comes to responsiveness, it doesn’t get much better than the Leesa. Coming in at 9.5, this mattress has the perfect balance between soft and firm. It’s plush enough to contour to your body, but firm enough that you don’t sink into the bed. This is ideal for combination sleepers who toss and turn throughout the night, as the Leesa can quickly respond to their movements.
The Tuft & Needle can certainly hold its own when it comes to responsiveness, though. While it’s score of 8 doesn’t quite match up to Leesa’s it is still a very solid option for restless sleepers.
So who’s the winner when you compare the Leesa vs. Tuft & Needle mattresses? When it comes to our proprietary scoring system, Leesa comes out on top. This is no surprise considering the Leesa is one of the best mattresses we’ve tested in our lab.
The Leesa mattress is a crowd-pleaser. They have a happy and well-rested fanbase who find comfort sleeping on the layers of memory foam that Leesa thoughtfully crafted into their one-of-a-kind bed.
But the Tuft & Needle is also a great option – especially for those who are shopping on a budget. Tuft & Needle offers many of the same perks as Leesa (100 day trial period, 10-year limited warranty, medium-firm foam mattress, etc.) at a lower price. If you aren’t quite willing to fully invest in your sleep yet, the Tuft & Needle is a great option.
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