Medium firm: 6/10
10-year limited warranty
Foam blend mattress that's ideal for the average sleeper
- 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.
Leesa mattress review
Take a look at our Leesa mattress review and see how it performed in our testing to help you determine if this could be the mattress for you. *Note: a queen size Leesa mattress now costs $995.
Mattress Advisor score for the Leesa
Here’s how the Leesa mattress scored on different tests and evaluations. Each score is a rating out of 10 points. The total score is a weighted average that incorporates all of the functional and performance characteristics of the mattress. We break down the scores so you can see how the Leesa mattress performed on specific tests and evaluations.
9.1 / 10
Leesa recommends a more stable, rigid base that will sufficiently support this foam mattress. You could also try adding a bunkie board instead of a new foundation as a suitable and wallet-friendly option. A bunkie board is basically a 2-3″ board that creates a flat, rigid surface to support your foam mattress and pairs nicely with traditional metal frames, platform beds, and slatted beds.
What makes Leesa different from other mattresses?
The Leesa had one of the highest total scores among similar mattresses – driven by its strong edge support, pressure relief, and responsiveness.
Its top layer is made with Leesa’s proprietary Avena foam, which is designed to promote airflow so your body heat doesn’t get trapped inside the mattress. This springy foam also adjusts to your body movements as you change positions or move around in the middle of the night, so regardless if you’re a back, stomach or side sleeper, you can find comfort on the Leesa mattress.
When you buy a Leesa mattress, you can rest easy in more ways than one. For every 10 mattresses sold, a bed is donated to those in need. So far, over 26,000 mattresses have been donated by Leesa. For every purchase made, a new tree is also planted by the Leesa team. You can learn more about Leesa’s social impact and B-Corp status here.
What to watch out for
- Be aware that your Leesa mattress may have a mild scent when you unbox it – this is normal and should go away within a few hours.
- It may take up to 30 nights to get used to sleeping on your Leesa mattress – particularly if your previous mattress was a traditional innerspring mattress.
Leesa sizes available
- Twin: $525
- Twin XL: $695
- Full: $855
- Queen: $995
- King: $1195
- Cal King: $1195
A look inside
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
You can also take a look at this video from Leesa describing the materials that make up their mattress:
What Leesa customers have to say
Leesa mattress reviews on firmness
- “Wasn’t sure which memory foam mattress to pick. There are so many of them now, and it’s not exactly easy to figure out what sets each one apart. I went with Leesa, and one month later I’m really happy that I did. The firmness is perfect for my back, and it’s kept pretty cool despite the onslaught of the muggy east-coast summer. Game-changer!” – Samuel D.
- “My only regret is not buying this bed earlier. It’s the perfect blend of supportive but soft. Sleeping on the stomach, side or back are all very comfortable. We love it!” – Erin S.
- “I’m not gifted with the right words to write this review. It’s soft yet firm? Inviting but not overwhelming? Cool yet comforting? All I know is it’s perfect, and I love it.” – Phoebe S.
Leesa mattress reviews on sleep quality
- “I certainly like the change in sleeping since purchase of the Leesa mattress. I use a fit bit tracker most of the time and that device monitors both resting heartrate and sleep patterns. Since using the leesa mattress, my resting HR now averages ~ 55 BPM vs 62 BPM before. My HR monitor also records sleep disturbances and times awake during the night. Sleep disturbances and “awakes” have also been significantly reduced, all thanks to leesa.” – Robert B.
- “We love this mattress. We are definitely noticing a change on in our quality of sleep, as well as a reduction in aches and pains. My husband and I are 43 and active people…the support this bed provides has been perfect for us. He is 6 feet tall, 230, and does not feel that he sinks in it at all. I know that can be a problem for some of these type of mattresses. We are both side sleepers so it works really well for that. If you are debating on which brand, you definitely can’t go wrong with this one. It has definitely been 100% improvement for us.” – Laura F.
- “My husband and I love our Leesa and are excited to go to bed each night because it is so comfortable. We are both sleeping much better and I am not waking up through the night as I was with our previous mattress. Thankful we found Leesa!” – Lauren M.
Leesa mattress reviews from customers with back pain
- “I suffer with severe back problems and had a sleep number bed that was making my nights unbearable. We bought the Leesa bed and by the 4th night I was sleeping so much better. My husband never moves now at night and he sleeps great. I wish we would’ve bought the bed sooner.” – Pamela M.
- “This mattress is extremely comfortable and works for a firm-loving side sleeper (hubby) and side/back sleeper who likes more give. I have a back problem; the wrong mattress throws off the alignment of my spine, pinching nerves and making it impossible to move an inch without pain. Happily, I am having no issues with the Leesa.” – Lynn G.
Read more reviews here.
If you’d like to hear from a real couple who slept on the Leesa mattress for one month, check out our In Real Life review below.
The finer print
Leesa ships free and will arrive at your door in 3-6 business days. (Shipping is also free to Alaska and Hawaii, but there is a $100 fee for returns.)
In select locations, you can also choose White Glove Delivery. For an additional $100, you can have your mattress, foundation, and/or bed frame taken to the room of your choice and set up. Any unwanted packaging will also be removed. For an additional cost of $50, Leesa will also remove your old mattress.
The Leesa mattress comes compressed, rolled and boxed. You will simply unbox the mattress, unroll it on your foundation, and wait for it to expand. You can also refer to this how-to guide from Leesa.
If you decide to return your Leesa within the 100-night trial period, there are zero return fees and you do not have to worry about fitting your Leesa back in the box. They’ll arrange to have your mattress picked up from your home with no additional effort or cost on your part. Leesa will try to locate a charity in your community to donate the mattress.
The Leesa mattress comes with a 10-year limited warranty. You can read more about the warranty policy here.
You can spot clean your Leesa mattress with warm water and mild detergent.
- Made in the USA.
- Discounted rates on all products for military, first-responders, students and teachers year round.
- All the foams in the Leesa mattresses are CertiPUR-US® certified.
- Through Leesa’s Refer a Friend program, you can earn $75 via PayPal for every purchase your friends make using your unique referral code.
Leesa mattress FAQs
How does the 100-night trial work?
From the day that your Leesa mattress is delivered, you will have 100 nights to decide if the mattress is right for you. Leesa does recommend that you sleep on the mattress for at least 30 nights before initiating a return. If you decide to return the mattress, you’ll simply contact Leesa’s customer support team and they will walk you through the return process. A Leesa representative will arrange for your mattress to be picked up from your home and donated to a local charity in need.
Can I try out the Leesa mattress before I buy it?
You sure can! There are a number of options for you to try the Leesa mattress in real life. If you like what you see (and feel) you can bring one home with you or place an order at the store.
- Select West Elm stores
- Select Pottery Barn stores
- The Leesa Dream Galleries in Virginia Beach and NYC
- This art gallery crossed with a mattress store allows you try the Leesa mattress as well as purchase beautiful works of art that benefit homeless and disabled artists
Can I finance my Leesa mattress?
Leesa offers 0% APR for 6, 12, or 18 months through Affirm. Simply select “Affirm” at checkout to complete the application process. Affirm orders are not eligible for current online promotions, offers, or discounts.
How long can my Leesa mattress stay in the box?
You can keep your Leesa mattress in the box for up to 30 days from the date the order was placed.
Will I need to flip my Leesa mattress?
The foam layers in the Leesa mattress are designed to work best in the order they are in, meaning you shouldn’t flip your mattress if you want to experience the full benefits of this bed.
Does the Leesa mattress have a break-in period?
Yes, you may need some time to adjust to your new Leesa mattress. Particularly if you are used to sleeping on a traditional innerspring mattress, your body will need time to get used to the new mattress feel. It can take up to 30 days to fully break in your new mattress.
How much weight can the Leesa mattress support?
The Leesa mattress is designed to support sleepers who individually weigh up to 300 lbs.
Other products sold by Leesa
- The Leesa foundation: $295 for queen
- The Leesa pillow: $75 for standard pillow
- The Leesa Hybrid pillow: $125 for queen
- The Leesa bed frame: $125 for queen
- The Leesa blanket: $149
- The Leesa sheet set: $155 for queen; $245 with duvet cover
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