Leesa Mattress Review – Taking an Unbiased Look

Editor’s Rating: 8/10

The Leesa Mattress is an all foam mattress that comes with 3 layers. The mattress is an extremely comfortable mattress and has been rising in the market recently. This is a mattress that is well known to provide comfort for sleepers of all sleeping positions.

In other words, partners with different sleeping positions will no longer need compromise for the comfort of their loved ones.The Leesa mattress has recently gotten a new improvement to its structure and material. This comes in 3 years after the original Leesa was in production.

Although there was no fault seen in the older version of the Leesa, with the new Leesa introduced, it showed what was missing. The new Leesa shows a higher step up in the comfort for the users.

But the most noticeable improvement is the additional pressure relief that the new Leesa offers. This comes from the change in one of the material used showing that one change can make a big difference.

In this article we are going to discuss in great detail of the improved Leesa mattress on its construction, policies, advantages as well as its disadvantages.

Key takeaways:

  • Lifetime warranty and quality mattress
  • Classic memory foam feel
  • Affordable

Material

The Leesa mattress has 4 layers to it with the first layer being the cover of the bed. The cover is a polyester blend that makes it comfortable and soft to the touch. The next layer of the mattress is the comfort layer, the top part of it.

This layer is made with the LSA200 foam that has a latex alternative feel. The layer is also fast in response, reacts well to pressure when placed and has a good bounce to it.

The older version of the Leesa mattress used Avena Foam instead of the LSA200. The Avena and LSA200 are quite similar, just that the Avena Foam was much more dense as compared to the now LSA200. The Avena Foam is a latex like material. With the use of the LSA200 is also gives the new Leesa mattress a cooling feel as well.

The next layer is the memory foam layer. The memory foam offers pressure relieve to the body and allows the mattress to conform to the body shape of the user offering great support to all types of sleepers and supporting all body types as well. This memory foam is slower in response as compared to the first comfort layer and it gives the contour effect to the mattress.

The last layer of the mattress which is the base and support of the bed. It is made of high density poly foam and also maintains the shape .

Firmness

The Leesa Mattress comes in only one firmness level and is on a medium firm level. The mattress is on a firmness level of 6 to 7. Do take note that the firmness will vary from person to person depending on the weight of the person.

Generally, when lying on the bed, your body will be able to sink in a little and you will be able to feel the comfort layer of the mattress as well as the memory foam layer that gives the pressure relieving effect when lying down. Your body will be able to feel the pressure relieve and comfort that the mattress offers.

If comparing the older and newer version of the mattress, the Avena foam and the 200 both have the same amount of firmness. Hence if you have tried the older Leesa mattress and love it, you are going to love this mattress as well.

Temperature

The Leesa mattress has good temperature regulation to it as it is a breathable mattress. It is able to regulate temperature as the top layer of the mattress is a cooling layer.

The LSA200 foam has a microcell structure in it and has a technology that promotes and low into the mattress, making it breathable and cooling. This makes the mattress a great choice for those who tend to sleep hot as the mattress will not overheat and due to the breathability of the mattress, there will not be any heat trap in the mattress as well.

For sleepers who tend to wake up drenched in sweat, the Leesa mattress is one to consider. Due to its good airflow as a result of the materials used, the Leesa mattress is very breathable (as mentioned) and also do not retain heat in the mattress causing transference to the body.

Sleeping Position & Pressure Points

The Leesa Mattress has been known to be a good mattress for back and side sleepers as the mattress is able to offer great support as well as relieve pressure points for these two sleeping position. However, due to the firmness level of the mattress, it is not so suitable for stomach sleepers.

The mattress is about 6 to 7 on the firmness scale hence if you prefer mattresses that are softer or firmer end, this mattress might not be so suitable for you. For back and side sleepers, the mattress will be suitable and relieve pressure off the body.

When sleeping on the back, the lower back area which is the area with the most pressure, will be supported fully and you will be able to feel the comfort and pressure relieve it has to offer.

If you are on the heavier scale and a stomach sleeper, this bed might not be able to offer the right pressure relieve to the body as your hip area might sink in too much and cause an uncomfortable position so you might want to find a firmer mattress that is able to support your body. But if you are a stomach sleeper on the lighter scale, this mattress still might be suitable however due to the firmness level it might not be the best mattress.

For combination sleepers or those who tend to move around in their sleep, this mattress will not cause any difficulty. Although it offers memory foam capabilities, it does not have the stuck feeling that you would feel on typical memory foam mattresses. This makes it easy for the user to move around in bed and there is no need to exert your energy to move around.

Edge Support

Edge support is also an important factor for those sleeping with a partner or even sleeping with family on a larger mattress. Edge support is the ability of the mattress to support when lying on the edge of the mattress without feeling like you are going to roll of the bed or fall of the bed.

The Leesa mattress has average edge support. Although it is not something to brag about, the edge support is good enough that it is able to support the user. However, do take note that some on the heavier side might feel a bit of the rolling off feeling when lying on the edge.

Motion Transfer

The Leesa is an all foam mattress which makes it  good for motion isolation as it has low motion transfer. Motion transfer in a mattress is measured by how much motion is being transferred to the other side of the bed when there is movement on one side of the bed.

This is important for those sleeping with a partner on the mattress as the ability of the mattress to limit motion transfer allows both people to sleep without any disturbances. The Leesa has minimal motion transfer hence it is suitable for those sleeping with a partner.

Through a couple of tests, it can be seen that the motion does not transfer much and is perfect for those looking for this feature.

Size

The Leesa mattress comes in a great variety of sized for its mattress. It is available in twin, twin XL, full, queen, king and cal king as well. This is a wide range of sizes allowing the user to choose from.

The different sizes of mattress also comes at different prices hence do check your budget as well.  

Comfort

As mentioned above, the Leesa mattress was updated from its original one. Among the improvement of this update is the comfort. The top comfort LSA200 Foam layer is so soft, it can mold the sleepers body which is what most people are looking for in a memory foam mattress.

It provides excellent pressure relief to avoid any occurrence of pressure points and the dead arm sensation while having enough support to keep the spine properly aligned no matter what sleeping position you have.

The LSA200 foam layer has great response and reacts instantaneously to your movement on the bed. This basically means that the mattress will readapt or “remold” according to your new sleeping position as you roll on the bed throughout the night. This is an amazing takeaway for combination sleepers too.

Warranty & Trial Period

The Leesa Mattress comes with a 10 year warranty that has a full replacement limited warranty as well. Some conditions to take note about the warranty policy is that it only covers the original purchaser.

Hence, if you bought the mattress from someone else, the warranty will not apply to you.

The warranty also does not cover the change in the firmness level of the memory foam of the mattress. The firmness of the memory foam might reduce in time from natural wear and tear, meaning the bed gets softer, the warranty does not cover this part of the mattress.

The Leesa does come with a 100 night free trial. This enables the user to test the mattress out at home to know if the mattress is suitable for use and is something they would prefer. If the mattress is not up to par or you just don’t like it, it can be returned for free with no charge on the mattress.

Advantages

These are some added advantages of the Nectar Mattress and further information on it

Finance

The Leesa Mattress offers financing options. Getting a mattress is a huge investment so if you are unable or unwilling to invest in a mattress by paying a lump sum, there are options for you to make the payment for the mattress monthly. You will be able to bring the mattress to your house and use it while paying for it monthly.

Durability

The Leesa Mattress is made out of quality materials that are long lasting. This makes the mattress of high quality and is durable for use in the long run.

Many users have said that even after extensive use and long periods, the mattress still maintains its shape and does not sink or run out of shape. This makes the Leesa mattress a good contender in its market.

Social Impact

If you are looking to support a company that does some good to the community, the Leesa Mattress company does take note of its social responsibilities as well. The company participates in donations and for every 10 mattress sold, 1 mattress is donated to someone in need.

Not many company does this and takes importance of their social responsibility. Hence if you are looking for a great company to support, this mattress can be one to consider.

Packaging

The Leesa mattress has excellent packaging to it. It is easy to open and set up and is also presentable. Upon ordering, the mattress comes compressed and rolled up and is packaged in a bag or a box for easy mobility.

To use the mattress, all you would need to do is unroll the mattress on where you would like the mattress to be and the mattress will inflate. Do wait for a couple of hours for the mattress to fully inflate. 

Shipping 

Shipping of the Leesa Mattress is also quite good. The shipping of the mattress is said to take about 2 to 3 days to arrive to your home. This is a good time period that is not too long to wait.

If you are in a rush to get a mattress urgently, the shipping period of this mattress is an attractive one and should be considered as well.

Not only that, shipping and return of the mattress is also free of charge unlike some companies that charge additional costs for the shipping of their mattresses

Pain Relief

The Leesa mattress is one among the most attractive mattresses for people who are suffering with problems in their back. Many sleepers who have been suffering problems with back pain have said to have found their relief using the Leesa mattress.

Many of the Leesa mattress users have remarked that after switching to this mattress, they have found less issue in lower back pain when waking up. The Leesa mattress offers excellent spinal alignment which is one of the main factor that contributes to back pain relief.

Besides that, Leesa also do relief sleepers of neck pain issues. The ability of the Leesa mattress to conform sleepers well according to the shape of their bodies and offer support at the pressure points makes it an excellent mattress to remove aches and pains overall.

Sex

The Leesa is among some of the favorites for mattresses when it comes to sexual activities. The mattress offers a nice and balanced touch in practically every area. It has great responsiveness that gets the mattress back into position well when moving about on it and it also offers quite a decent bounce that is desired by most couples.

However, there is one weakness and that is its weak edge support. This is a common issue among memory foam mattresses and the Leesa mattress is no exception. The weaker edge support would limit the movements of partners when showing intimacy as the edges of the mattress may not be where they might want to be due to it having the feeling of rolling off the mattress when there is much weight applied on it. Other than that, the Leesa mattress performs well in perhaps all the other aspect required.

Disadvantages

Firmness

Some of our readers felt that the firmness of the mattress was too firm for them. The mattress only comes in one firmness level hence there is no option for the user to choose from.

If you are one to prefer softer mattresses and also sleep on your side, you might find the Leesa a little too firm to you. Also, if you tend to prefer softer or firmer mattress this might not be suitable for you.

However, the mattress does come with a 100 night free trial allowing you to try the mattress out which is a great opportunity to test the mattress to see if it fits your liking.

Support

The mattress contains springy foam that supports all sleeping positions regardless of the sleeping positions. Hence, whether the user may be a back sleeper, side sleeper or stomach sleeper, they should feel comfortable sleeping on the Leesa mattress.

Overall, the Leesa mattress has good support for most users.

However, the weakness of the mattress is apparent if you are on the heavier scale (e.g 300 pounds). If you are a heavier weighted sleeper, the Leesa mattress would not be able to support you fully.

Off-gassing

Due to the use of memory foams in the Leesa Mattress, there is a slight smell when opening. The off gassing smell is due to the process of making the foam.

This might be a slight issue for you if you are extremely sensitive to smell as you will not be able to sleep on the mattress immediately. The off gassing might take a couple of days to air out before the smell disappears.

What Makes the Leesa Mattress Different?

The Leesa Mattress was made by the co-founder of the company that has over 30 years of experience in the mattress industry. This puts the Leesa mattress on a competitive level with the other mattresses in the market. The Leesa also has three foam layers that has been engineered precisely to try to make it fit all people.

The mattress offers a memory foam like feel without the stuck feeling and sinking in feeling that most memory foam mattress have. This part of the Leesa allows for easy movement and there is no need to exert energy to move on the mattress or to get in and out of the mattress. This makes it perfect for combination sleepers as well as for couples. However, if you are looking for that typical memory foam feel that sinks in and has the stuck or hugging feeling, the Leesa might not be the one you are looking for.

The cover of the mattress is extremely breathable making the mattress comfortable for the user. It is soft, comfortable and also has cooling technology, making it perfect for hot sleepers as it can prevent feeling hot when sleeping and also sweating.

Overall, the Leesa mattress is a great choice for you with great features. The mattress is able to support the user while relieving pressure points from the body while sleeping giving good and quality sleep to the user.

Who would the Leesa Mattress be suitable for?

You tend to sleep on your back or side.

The Leesa mattress has a good mix between a support and comfort. Most mattresses often have to forgo comfort for additional support and vice versa but the Leesa mattress did an amazing job on finding a good middle ground. When lying on the back, the mattress offers adequate support and conforms its sleepers to the shape of their body. When turning to the side of the body, the mattress has a thick comfort layer that prevents pressure on the hips and shoulders.

You are looking for a mattress that offers pressure relief without being sunk in.

The Leesa mattress ability to relieve pressure has been something impressive but to top that, the mattress does not offer pressure relief at the expense of being sunk into a hole. The top foam layer of the mattress is responsive and do offer some bounce, hence sleepers will not feel stuck in the mattress. As a result, you will be able to move freely around the mattress without much struggle

You are looking for a foam mattress that do not overheat.

Most of the time, foam mattress have a weakness of sleeping hot because the materials used to construct the mattress tend to cause an issue of heat trap. However, this is not something to be heard of by customers of the Leesa mattress. As a matter of fact, the Leesa mattress is claimed to be breathable and have good ventilation. So you would worry not about overheating throughout the night when sleeping on the Leesa mattress.

Why the Leesa Mattress might not be suitable for you

You are looking for a mattress that is extremely soft or firm.

The Leesa mattress is a medium firm mattress. So if you are looking for the super soft luxury feel from a mattress, you might not find it in the Leesa mattress. You may not also find a very strong support to manage really heavy weighted sleepers. Hence, for those who are overweight, this mattress may not offer the support they require.

You are looking for a mattress with an innerspring feel or traditional memory foam feel.

If what you like is the feeling of coils or the sinking feel that comes from memory foam mattresses, then the Leesa mattress may not be your best option. This mattress has a balance feel that is unlike what you will get from innerspring mattress or the traditional memory foam mattresses.

You tend to sleep cold at night.

The Leesa mattress’ breathability is something that is praised about the mattress. However, some people may fancy mattress that has good heat retention as they may feel cold at night. If you are one of those people, then there may be more suitable mattress that can offer this feature for you that the Leesa mattress is not best at.

Final verdict

The Leesa Mattress is a great mattress offering pressure relief to the body. It is able to do so without having the sink in feeling when lying down on it.

This is for you if:

  • Sleep on your back and side
  • Hot sleeper
  • Looking to relief pressure in the body

Potential downside include:

  • Off gassing
  • Too firm for some users

About the Author Jessica Larsen

I am a big advocate that having a great sleep is something everyone deserves. With over 10 years of experience in this field, I would love to use this platform as a means to help you achieve a good night sleep.

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