Leesa Mattress Review

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the leesa mattress on a wooden bedframe


The direct-to-customer market has become a substantial sector in the mattress world, and Leesa is a significant contender.

With many complimentary reviews, this mattress is fast becoming a very popular option.

Leesa’s philosophy is a simple one – to help people sleep better.

Let’s check out the Leesa mattress and decide for ourselves whether their goal will work for you.

What’s Under the Covers: Construction Overview

In a nutshell, the Leesa mattress is a straightforward design of triple-layered foam wrapped in a flameproof cover.

When you put it in barenaked terms, it doesn’t really sound anything special – however, it’s what’s inside that counts.

Let’s start with the fundamentals of this mattress and what’s lying beneath you.

Cover up

the leesa mattress on a wooden bedframe from an angle

Starting at the top, circum fusing the entire mattress is the seamless, polyester blend covering which provides the finishing touch.

The first thing that strikes you is the tasteful four-bar stripe which wraps around the entire bed and the funky name tag stitched into one corner.

For me, it seems a shame to hide the stylish design away under the bed sheets!

This cover is made from quality material, making it very durable and it has an encased fire sock directly beneath it for practicalities..

Overall, the thought and attention to detail on the outside gives me the impression that high quality and standards will be seen throughout.

It’s All About the Layers

The main body of the bed comprises of three different foam layers, totalling a height of 10 inches. Here’s a brief overview:

Upper Layer

This layer is made from 2 inch thick Avena foam. The Avena foam is an exclusive formula developed by Leesa which aims to work more effectively than the principles of latex.

The top layer is designed to provide the cooling and comfort qualities of the mattress.

Intermediate Layer

In the center of the mattress you will find 2-inch thick pressure-relieving memory foam which gives you all the usual expectations from a traditional foam mattress.

This layer allows for support and pressure relief.

Lower Layer

The base layer features a 6-inch thick, high-density support foam which acts as the bedrock of the entire structure.

Not only does it provide support and stability for all kinds of sleepers (up to 300 lb in weight), it ensures the durability of the mattress construction too.

The Leesa Mattress Review

We’ve touched on the basic ingredients that form this sleeping system, now let’s have a look at the meat and potatoes of the mattress.

Features at a Glance

  • Overall height 10 inches
  • 2 inch cooling “Avena” foam layer
  • 2 inch contouring memory foam
  • 6 inch supportive high density base
  • Suitable for side sleepers, back sleepers and front sleepers due to adaptive feel technology
  • 6 standard sizes available
  • 2 cover design options
  • Hypoallergenic
  • CertiPUR-US certified foam
  • Designed and made in USA
  • Easy set up
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • 100 Night Trial
  • Free Returns

Firmness Factor

In terms of firmness and feel, there are mixed reports, however the general consensus from sleepers concluded that this has more of a firm feel than medium-firm. Most rated it 6/10 on the scale.

This could mean those that suffer with back pain could find relief as it supports the lumbar region. However, if you are looking for something super plush and soft, this isn’t going to float your boat.

An intermediate solution could be installing a topper to adjust the firmness.

Comfort and Support

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The comfort and support comes from the top layer of Avena foam and the middle memory foam layers

The Avena foam is designed in such a way that it gives you enough cushiony bounce for movement and flexibility while the memory foam contours to the body, giving the all important pressure relief.

When you sandwich both the Avena and memory foam together, you get that sense of a soft hug feeling ,but with the right balance of support.

Motion Transfer

The combination of Avena foam and the memory foam working in synergy together alleviates motion transfer pretty effectively.

Therefore, if your partner has a tendency to fidget and constantly change positions throughout the night, chances of you being disturbed should in theory be dramatically reduced.

Accommodates All Types of Sleepers

The Leesa mattress is designed to accommodate all types, all shapes and all sizes of sleeper, up to a weight of 300lbs.

The patented universal “adaptive feel” this mattress features certainly makes for a very versatile option.

The principle behind the idea is that it can meet the needs of any sleeping position, which is a bold statement. Leesa claim to have combined experience, testing and feedback from consumers to achieve this element of sleep technology.

If your partner is a back sleeper and you prefer a fetal position, this mattress could, in theory, suit both of you.

Cooling Abilities

Foam mattresses can be renowned for sleeping “hot”, however the guys at Leesa have come up with innovations to alleviate this issue.

The Avena foam situated at the surface of the mattress is the cool guy out of the layers.

This level is perforated and shaped in such a way to provide optimum airflow through the mattress which should allow for a cooler night’s sleep.

The outer covering is also made from breathable materials which should enhance airflow and regulate your body temperature.


As this mattress can only be purchased online, overheads from fancy showrooms can be taken out of the equation.

As a direct result, the lower costs are reflected in the price you pay, which should mean good value for money.

100% Made in USA

All elements and materials are sourced and built to order directly from within the USA, which is a plus if it’s important to you where your mattress comes from.

Health and Safety

young child lying on a mattress and smiling at the camera

When looking for a new mattress, your initial thoughts might be focused around comfort and support, but have you considered whether the mattress is healthy for you or the safety aspect?

It seems as though Leesa have tried to cover both angles.

The Leesa mattress is hypoallergenic which is good news for those with sensitivities. This means it’s less likely to cause an allergic reaction.

Leesa also don’t treat their mattresses with any harsh fire-retardant chemicals.

Instead they have chosen to incorporate flame-resistant fibers which encase the mattress, forming a barrier and removing the need for additional treatments. The result is a healthier sleep environment.

This method has achieved regulatory fire requirement standard “16 CFR part 1633”.

Their foam has achieved the CertiPUR-US approved certification which means it’s free from any:

  • Ozone depleters
  • PBDE flame retardants
  • Formaldehyde
  • Heavy metals, mercury and lead
  • Phthalates

Also, to maintain healthy indoor quality of air, the mattress is approved for low VOC emissions.

For these reasons, you should be able to sleep soundly knowing Leesa have put their best efforts into creating a safer and healthier environment for you.

Free Delivery and Easy Set Up

Is you are someone who likes the straightforward approach, then a Leesa mattress could appeal.

The bed is shipped free of charge direct to your door, compressed inside a box.

All that is required of you is to position the box where you want it, open, unwrap and watch your mattress expand and take shape, simple.

Leesa advises it may take up to an hour to expand and a further few more days to settle and firm up.

Peace of Mind with Warranty and Sleep Trials

Leesa offer a market standard warranty of 10 years on their mattress.

However what isn’t so standard has to be the generous 100 night sleep trial which they have in place.

All they ask of you is to sleep on it” for 30 nights before you make a decision, this could give your body sufficient time to adjust and allow a real feel of the bed.

If, for whatever reason, you decide it’s not for you, just give them a call and they will arrange to collect it for you.

You also don’t need to worry about a wasted mattress, because Leesa either donate it to charity or arrange for it to be recycled.

Giving Back Initiatives

Although this is not directly about the mattress itself, I think it’s such a great thing to see therefore I believe it deserves a mention. Leesa do their bit for the community and environment with some key initiatives

For every 10 beds sold, Leesa donate a mattress to a shelter for the homeless in a programme devised called “one-ten”. Up to this point over 10,000 mattresses have been given away.

As for the environment, in conjunction with the Arbour Day Foundation, a tree is planted every time a mattress is sold

This kind of action is seldom seen from big conglomerates, which just reinforces the character of the company.

Leesa Mattress Review in Summary

For me, the Leesa mattress seems to be an extremely well thought out product which takes into consideration many different aspects of sleeping to allow you a good night’s rest.

This uncomplicated design is simple but effective and many reviews reiterate this fact.

The Leesa mattress is very well made and comes in at an affordable price for most people which makes it good value for money.

The bed hugs your body enough to feel comfortable but not too much to give you that quicksand feeling. It also has a great amount of responsive bounce.

The fact that it can accommodate a wide range of sleepers makes it very versatile.

It is a sound quality product with a growing number of happy customers. For some, it has even changed their way of sleeping for the better.

Therefore going back to my original question, does the Leesa help people to sleep better?

For me I think it passes the test.

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