Is Nolah or Leesa the better all-foam mattress? Find out as we compare their feel, construction, performance, and more.
Nolah and Leesa are leading bed-in-a-box mattress brands known for their all-foam mattresses. In this review, we’re going to compare the flagship Leesa and the Nolah mattresses so you can choose the best new mattress for your needs. You’ll learn how they performed at the Mattress Lab, what they’re made from, and more so you make the right decision.
Temperature neutral AirFoam mattress known for offering great pressure relief
Medium firm: 5 - 6 /10
Foam blend mattress that's ideal for the average sleeper
10-year limited warranty
The Nolah and Leesa beds are both just 10 inches, a good thickness for people who weigh less than 230 pounds. They come in the same standard mattress sizes.
|Twin||38” x 75”||39” x 75”|
|Twin XL||38” x 80”||39” x 80”|
|Full||54” x 75”||53” 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 flagship Nolah and Leesa mattresses have similar price points. Their costs fall around average for an all-foam online mattress.
The Nolah and Leesa mattresses are both medium-firm foam mattresses. The biggest difference in their construction is that Leesa utilizes a memory foam layer while Nolah doesn’t. This means the Leesa has a traditional memory foam dough-y feel and the Nolah a less enveloping surface.
The Nolah Original mattress is made from three foam layers that pair pressure relief with support. Here’s a breakdown of what each layer is made from and how that influences the feel.
The flagship Leesa mattress is made from three layers of foam that bring a distinct memory foam feel. Here’s what you’ll find inside.
Want to see how the Nolah and Leesa mattress compare where it matters most? Check out our side-by-side comparison table that shares how each mattress performed in the Mattress Advisor lab.
|Motion Transfer Test||9||9|
|Edge Support Test||8.5||8.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||7.25||8.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9.5||9|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||6||10|
Side sleepers need a mattress that evenly distributes body weight to minimize pain at the hips and shoulders. When we tested the Nolah and Leesa mattresses for their pressure-relieving properties, the Leesa outperformed the Nolah. Leesa’s hugging memory foam does an excellent job cushioning sensitive areas, making it one of the most comfortable mattresses for side sleepers.
Proper posture isn’t only important during the day. When you sleep, healthy posture minimizes aches and pains come morning, and it can even help you sleep better. Both the Nolah and Leesa performed well in our spine alignment test, but the Nolah did earn a higher score. For this reason, the Nolah may be the better mattress for people with back pain.
We all know that some companies are better than others at giving back to their communities. Leesa is one of the best mattress brands when it comes to social involvement. They even have a social impact page on their website that shares the good that they’ve done in the previous year. Nolah isn’t as involved in the community.
The Leesa is one of the best mattresses for memory foam lovers on a budget. Thanks to impeccable pressure relief, it’s better than the Nolah for most side sleepers. The Nolah delivers even better spine alignment than the Leesa, and it comes with a more generous sleep trial and warranty.
Because both the Nolah and Leesa mattresses have a universal medium-firm feel, they work well for all sleeping positions. They both minimize motion transfer and have solid edges, great for people who share the bed. Whichever you choose, you’ll have a risk-free trial period so you can test it out in the comfort of your home.
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