Leesa Mattress Review: 2018 Update

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Leesa Mattress Review: 2018 Update

Ratings

9.1 / 10 MA Score

4.8 / 5 Customer Rating

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Dimensions

Twin: 39" x 75" Twin XL: 36” x 80” Full: 53” x 75” Queen: 60” x 80” King: 76” x 80” Cal King: 72” x 84”

Weight

71 lbs. for queen

Thickness

10"

Delivery Format

Compressed and rolled in a box (15” x 15” x 45” for a queen)

Delivered In

3-6 business days

Overview

Type:

Foam combo

Firmness:

Medium firm: 6/10

Trial Period:

100 days

Warranty:

10-year limited warranty

Summary:

Foam blend mattress that's ideal for the average sleeper

Leesa highlights

  • We think Leesa has mastered the perfect mattress for the “average sleeper” – it offers a great balance between soft and firm, promotes airflow to keep you cool, 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 4.8/5.
  • Leesa is always looking for ways to improve their products. In fact, they recently launched an updated version of their mattress with new pressure-relieving foam that took 200 prototypes to get just right. Talk about not settling!

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.

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Shipping
10
How quickly the mattress ships to your home. (Free shipping = better score!)
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Trial Period
9
The length of time offered to help you decide if you want to keep the mattress.
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Return Policy
10
Ease of return process including refund policy and how the mattress is removed from your home.
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Warranty
9
Length of mattress warranty and what is covered.
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Set-up Test
8
How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.
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Motion Transfer Test
8
How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.
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Edge Support Test
9.5
The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.
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Pressure Relief Test
9
How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.
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Spinal Alignment Test
9
How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.
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Responsiveness Test
9
How well the mattress adjusts to different movements or sleeping positions throughout the night.
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Cooling Evaluation
7.5
How well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, or offers special cooling properties.
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Durability Evaluation
8
Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress.
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Customer Service Score
9
How helpful and responsive the customer service team is.
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Social Impact Score
10
A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.
Total Mattress Advisor Score

9.1 / 10

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. Our video review was conducted on the older version of the Leesa mattress. Stay tuned for our updated review coming soon!

*Note: a queen size Leesa mattress now costs $995.

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Foundations

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.

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Solid Platform
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Solid Box Spring or Foundation
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Bunkie Board on a Box Spring
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Slatted Foundation

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.

Superior Foam Technology

Leesa’s top layer is made with a proprietary LSA200Foam Technology™, which is designed to provide unmatched responsiveness and pressure relief. Often times foam mattresses are slower to respond to your body movements, causing a lack in support. The LSA200 foam has had record recovery rates in a series of extensive testing.

This springy foam also supports all sleeping positions, so regardless if you’re a back, stomach or side sleeper, you can find comfort on the Leesa mattress.

A Cool, Pressure-Free Night’s Sleep

The foam layers inside the Leesa promote airflow so your body heat doesn’t get trapped inside the mattress. It’s also designed to contour every curve of your body to make it feel like you’re floating on air. This helps to relieve pressure points in important areas like your shoulders and hips while you sleep.

Inside the new Leesa mattress

Built to Last

In testing that simulated 10 years of use, the Leesa mattress experienced 0% heigh loss – so the benefits you experience on the Leesa mattress today will be the same benefits you can experience years from now.

A Commitment to Social Good

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.

Leesa team donating mattresses to those in need as part of their One-Ten initiative
Leesa team donating mattresses to those in need as part of their One-Ten initiative

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 (2″): Cooling foam top layer; promotes airflow and responds to your every movement
  • Middle layer(2″): Contouring memory foam; provides superior pressure relief
  • Bottom layer: Dense core support; adds durability and structure without feeling too firm on top
Inside the Leesa Mattress
Inside the Leesa Mattress

What Leesa customers have to say

Woman lying on the Leesa mattress

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 Leesa Mattress Review In Real Life


The finer print

Delivery

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.

Setup

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.

Return policy

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.

Warranty

The Leesa mattress comes with a 10-year limited warranty. You can read more about the warranty policy here.

Cleaning

You can spot clean your Leesa mattress with warm water and mild detergent.


Bonus points

  • 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

Couple reviewing the Leesa mattress

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.

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.


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Verified Customer Reviews

Male | MOBILE-PENSACOLA (FT WALT), FL

Verified Reviewer

Sleeper Profile:

  • Sleeps with partner
  • Combo sleeper
  • overweight

Owned mattress for: 1-2 mo.

Recommends to a friend?: YES

Overall Satisfaction: 10/10

On a scale from 1-10 (with 10 being the best), how would you rate your mattress on the following factors?

Mattress-Buying Experience
9
Ease of Set-up
10
Body Support
10
Motion Isolation
10
Responsiveness
10
Cooling Properties
10
Comfort
10
Quality
10
Value
8
Edge Support
10

Female | TUCSON (SIERRA VISTA), AZ

Verified Reviewer

Sleeper Profile:

  • Sleeps with partner and pet(s)
  • Combo sleeper
  • Restless sleeper
  • Suffers from back pain

Owned mattress for: 7-12 mo.

Recommends to a friend?: YES

Overall Satisfaction: 9/10

On a scale from 1-10 (with 10 being the best), how would you rate your mattress on the following factors?

Mattress-Buying Experience
10
Ease of Set-up
8
Body Support
9
Motion Isolation
8
Responsiveness
9
Cooling Properties
8
Comfort
9
Quality
9
Value
10
Edge Support
8

Male | DETROIT, MI

Verified Reviewer

Sleeper Profile:

  • Side sleeper

Owned mattress for: 7-12 mo.

Recommends to a friend?: NO

Overall Satisfaction: 4/10

On a scale from 1-10 (with 10 being the best), how would you rate your mattress on the following factors?

Mattress-Buying Experience
7
Ease of Set-up
8
Body Support
1
Responsiveness
4
Cooling Properties
4
Comfort
2
Quality
4
Value
4
Edge Support
3

Male | LOS ANGELES, CA

Verified Reviewer

Sleeper Profile:

  • Sleeps with partner
  • Back sleeper
  • Sleeps hot

Owned mattress for: 3-6 mo.

Recommends to a friend?: YES

Overall Satisfaction: 9/10

On a scale from 1-10 (with 10 being the best), how would you rate your mattress on the following factors?

Mattress-Buying Experience
10
Ease of Set-up
10
Body Support
8
Motion Isolation
8
Responsiveness
8
Cooling Properties
7
Comfort
9
Quality
9
Value
10
Edge Support
7

Male | DETROIT, MI

Verified Reviewer

Sleeper Profile:

  • Sleeps with partner
  • Side sleeper
  • Suffers from back pain

Owned mattress for: 3-6 mo.

Recommends to a friend?: YES

Overall Satisfaction: 8/10

On a scale from 1-10 (with 10 being the best), how would you rate your mattress on the following factors?

Mattress-Buying Experience
9
Ease of Set-up
10
Body Support
8
Motion Isolation
9
Responsiveness
10
Cooling Properties
8
Comfort
9
Quality
9
Value
8
Edge Support
7

Female | LA CROSSE-EAU CLAIRE, WI

Verified Reviewer

Sleeper Profile:

  • Sleeps with partner
  • Side sleeper
  • Suffers from back pain

Owned mattress for: 3-6 mo.

Recommends to a friend?: YES

Overall Satisfaction: 9/10

On a scale from 1-10 (with 10 being the best), how would you rate your mattress on the following factors?

Mattress-Buying Experience
9
Ease of Set-up
10
Body Support
9
Motion Isolation
9
Responsiveness
9
Cooling Properties
6
Comfort
10
Quality
9
Value
9
Edge Support
8