Disclosure: Leesa® provides compensation for purchases originating from this review. However, all opinions stated here are entirely our own.

Full Leesa Mattress Review

In this review, we are evaluating the Leesa memory foam mattress. A mattress expertly redesigned to create a genuinely plush feel, the Leesa feels every bit as good as it looks and is not only affordable but state of the art and appealing to many customers.

With its unique three layers of extreme comfort and its innovative support core, this medium firm mattress has earned its place on the charts as one of the most supportive and comfortable memory foam mattress models on the market today.

Offering consumers a very affordable price as well makes the Leesa a highly favored mattress by many.

What type of Mattress is the Leesa?

The Leesa is a highly comfortable but slightly firm mattress that satisfies all sleeping positions. Manufactured and developed with the utmost in design, the Leesa presents a 2” Avena foam comfort layer, a 2” memory foam support layer, and a 6” high-density support foam foundation layer.

With the unique aspect of its construction being the Avena foam, consumers rate the responsiveness, and the support offered when lying in various sleeping positions well above average.

Girl sitting on the leesa mattress reviewedThe Leesa is available in only one model that presents with a bit of spring, allowing sleepers to turn over and move around very quickly in bed. In addition, the medium firm mattress does not sleep hot.

On the other hand, If you are looking for a more structured support and little less give, then we would recommend going for an innerspring mattress or even a hybrid mattress with less memory foam. An all-foam construction will absorb more heat, less movement, and may not be the best one for stomach sleepers overall.

The Leesa mattress comes with a versatile, stylish cover made in two designs – Classic Leesa and the Airlifting Limited Edition that adds another level of style and design.

Made of a polyester-lycra blend fabric, the ‘iconic’ four-striped cover is not only cool and very soft to the touch but also has a seamless edge that adds to its fantastic look and feel.

How Firm is the Leesa Mattress?

Unlike most other memory foam mattresses available on the market today, the mattress Leesa offers a single level of firmness and feel that delivers good comfort and is considered, overall, to be of medium firmness.

With only one Leesa model available for purchase with a single firmness level, the mattress is best suited for the average sleeper.

Consumers in search of an overly soft or overly firm mattress will not find the comfort and firmness they are looking for in the medium firm Leesa mattress (If you are looking for something softer, have a look at Brooklyn Bedding, while if you want something firmer, we like the Loom & Leaf firm).

With a proper support and comfort level, the Leesa mattresses, with their Avena foam, only used in other mattress brands on the market today (the Nolah mattress), offer sleepers the responsiveness and support needed when sleeping in varying sleeping positions.

This contouring memory foam model cradles and conforms for a pressure relief without that ‘sinking’ feeling. This way the mattress Leesa delivers a balance of support and comfort night after night.    

Leesa Mattress Construction

Leesa all-foam mattresses are made of 3 unique layers with a distinct responsive foam rarely used in the mattress industry. Sinergistically, these high density poly foam layers make the Leesa mattresses good for all sleep positions.

Before going further into explaining how the layers work, it’s important to know the unique design of the top layer that drives the entire Leesa original mattress feel. With that said, let’s dive into the construction of every part of the original Leesa mattress.

How Many Foam Layers Does it Have?

Quite a conforming mattress favored by many, the Leesa molds and contours to your body, with its unique construction and three memory foam layers for comfort and support.

  1. the leesa mattress' layer sectionWith a 2” top layer of Avena foam, a polyurethane memory foam layer that truly performs much like that of latex foam, but with greater durability, consumers can enjoy superior comfort sleep after sleep. This top foam layer is breathable and does not sleep hot.
  2. With the second 2” layer of memory foam, sleepers will have all the support they need regardless of what position they sleep in. Just like the top layer, the second comfort layer
  3. Finally, there is a third layer of memory foam that offers a 6” high-density support. This makes up the base and provides a supportive foundation for the Leesa mattress presenting with an overall 10 inches of the total thickness. There is no innerspring layer which makes this a softer mattress overall.

According to our data, the mattress fares above average in this category by consumers of all ages.

How are Motion Transfer and Sinkage?

Like most other memory foam beds, the Leesa mattress absorbs motion easily, causing little to no disruption by your partner’s tossing and turning. The mattress performs above average when it comes to the isolation of movement but is not especially suited for people over 230 pounds.

The top layer has a specific design that connects it to the second layer and absorbs movement without creating too much bounce.

In addition, our research revealed that individuals that weigh below 110 pounds complained that the mattress was too firm and lacked conforming ability since they are unable to exert sufficient pressure on the mattress due to their lighter weight. Overall, however, Leesa mattress presented with a good rating on the motion transfer test.

Does it Sleep Hot?

According to our research and data, the Leesa sleeps less hot than the average of the other memory foam mattresses.

However, a few reports highlight the fact that there are several other brands out there with cooler innerspring mattresses. If you have a real issue with sleeping hot, especially for stomach sleepers, then getting a Leesa hybrid mattress will be the best choice.

Does Leesa Mattress Have any Smell?

CertiPUR-US logoWhen you first take your Leesa out of its packaging, there is a distinct “new mattress” smell and some slight off-gassing. However, it typically disappears in a short span of time. The Leesa is eco-friendly, and Certi-PUR certified as well.

Our research did, however, reveal that 11% of consumers reported issues with an unpleasant “new mattress” smell and off-gassing but overall, the odor is minimal.

Does the Leesa Mattress Require a Foundation?

The Leesa mattress is constructed and designed to deliver a truly relaxing sleep with the best pressure relief. However, our data suggest that for your Leesa to be most effective, it should be set up on a sturdy base that can support the mattress and its sleepers.

Although all mattresses require a solid foundation, bed frame, or a box spring, such support is extremely important for all-foam mattresses. Otherwise, you risk losing edge support over time, pressure relief features are lost and the entire mattress will lose its form sooner than it’s supposed to.

The leesa mattress in a bedroomOur research further suggests the use of a traditional metal frame and foundation, a platform bed, or an adjustable base for your Leesa mattress.

In addition, the Leesa can be used directly on the floor if you prefer, as long as it is not exposed to any type of liquids or moisture. However, to prolong its quality and durability of this supportive mattress, we recommend using a robust support underneath as well as a mattress cover to protect it fully. Using such a cover will also help hot sleepers feel cool throughout the night because no matter how uniquely breathable the Leesa original mattress foam is, still they will need some buffer in between.

According to research, back sleepers and side sleepers find the Leesa sleep more comfortable than stomach sleepers, while combination sleepers also need a cooling cover on top to enable them to feel cooler.

If you prefer to use a box spring, make certain it is of high quality and construction. This is because box springs are more often than not made of plywood and can deteriorate over time and even crack or splinter. With such a low-quality construction, these boxes made of springs can significantly affect the feel of your new Leesa.

Average-weight sleepers will probably be able to go on further without any support for the Leesa mattress without losing the pressure relief properties, especially back sleepers. However, side sleepers and heavier sleepers will need to support the mattress well to hold its original form longer.

What Type of Cover Does It Have?

The Leesa comes with a fashionable and stylish cover available in two designs – Classic Leesa and the Airlifting Limited Edition, each adding an extreme level of style and design.

Made of a polyester-lycra blend fabric, the ‘iconic’ four-striped cover is both cool and very soft to the touch. It is designed with a seamless edge that adds to its fantastic look and feel.

Leesa's new Artlift design coverOur data revealed that many consumers felt the need to purchase a mattress protector to shield their new Leesa cover from everyday accidents and spills.

With that said, consumers should seek out a reputable brand that affords water-proof and hypo-allergenic protection constructed with a breathable fabric.

Washing the cover of your Leesa mattress requires the use of a mild detergent and cold water.

What is the Best Way to Care for the Leesa?

The Leesa mattress is no flip. However, rotating it from head to toe at least 2-3 times per year will help minimize wear and tear of the mattress and will significantly reduce any chances of excessive sagging.

As for typical cleaning, the use of cool water and a mild dish detergent is all that is needed. If your mattress becomes dirty or even stained, just rub the surface gently with circular motions and never use any type of harsh chemicals on your mattress.

How Durable Is the All-Foam Mattress?

The Leesa mattress is manufactured right here in the USA. Data available to us during our review indicated that the Leesa has a lifespan that is somewhat better than that of other memory foam mattress models.

Its 6” sense core support foam layer adds a great deal of strength, durability, and structure, providing a restorative and relaxing sleep for individuals of all sizes.

Our research performed and data reviewed suggests 80% owner satisfaction which is relatively equal to that of foam-based similar mattresses, but slightly better than that of other mattresses, including innerspring, memory foam, latex, air, and futons.

Size and Shipping

the leesa boxThe Leesa mattress is available in the typical Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King Sizes. Its weight varies from 45 to 92 pounds, depending upon the size, and is 20% lighter than the average memory foam mattress available today.

However, without any handles and being somewhat of a floppy nature, the Leesa mattress can be a little bit challenging to move and maneuver.

Shipping is entirely free via UPS, and your built-to-order mattress is ready to ship in 3-5 business days.

The Leesa mattress is shipped in a compressed box, and purchasers are given a tracking number once the mattress leaves the factory.

The mattress is easy to unbox and is ready for you to enjoy in just a short span of time.

Leesa Mattress Sleep Trial and Guarantee

Leesa stands firmly behind their product with their 100-day, 100% money-back guarantee. The company prides itself on its ‘love at first-night’ confidence and believes that all consumers will delight in the 100 nights. They offer such generous service to allow sleepers to embrace the elegance and genuine comfort of their new Leesa.

This 100 night, 100% risk-free, no-fee, full money-back trial affords consumers ample time to try out and experience the mattress.

If, however, for any reason, you find that after 30 days of the trial you are not satisfied with your mattress, then reach out to the customer service and they will promptly arrange pickup of your mattress and refund your money.

All returned mattresses are either recycled or donated to a charitable organization.

The Original Leesa Mattress Warranty

Leesa provides a 10-year non-prorated warranty. Our research revealed that this warranty is slightly better than the majority of other memory foam beds within the same price range.

With that said, consumers are rating the Leesa with an above-average rating overall.

Social Engagement

guy carrying two leesa mattresses to charityIt is important to note that Leesa is highly engaged on the social front with its One-Ten program. In short, for every 10 mattresses they sell, one is donated to shelters for the homeless in various cities.

Also, Leesa is part of the One-Earth program, which means that one tree will be planted for every mattress sold.

How Much Does the Leesa Cost?

The Leesa ranges in price from $525 to $990. The costs vary depending upon size and choice of elegantly designed cover.

  • Twin mattress $525
  • Twin XL $625
  • Full/Double $790
  • Queen $840 (with our TED coupon)
  • King $990
  • California King $990

The Leesa was found to rate well in comparison to other memory foam mattress models that are more costly. With favorably consumer ratings on comfort, construction, and overall satisfaction, the Leesa comes in with an excellent rating on value.

Currently, there is a $100 discount coupon available for the purchase of any sized Leesa mattress. Just enter TED at checkout.

Leesa Mattress Review – Our Verdict

Leesa mattress is a completely redesigned model what the company calls a ‘Universal Adaptive Feel’ that adapts to all body sizes and shapes and all sleeping styles and positions. If your old mattress is no longer giving you the supportive plush-mattress feeling, then the new mattress Leesa will be everything you’d need.

The mattress Leesa affords consumers a better sleep experience, night after night.

Offering a true quality product at an accessible cost suited for the average consumer (Queen at $840), the Leesa, with its three layers of comfort and support, delivers both features and results that set it far apart from its competitors.

The Leesa mattress from the sideOur research revealed an unusually large number of 5-star reviews and ratings, which only confirm the overall performance and feel of this memory foam mattress.

Surpassing the motion transfer test, causing little to no disruption to your partner’s sleep, manufactured in the USA, and being an eco-friendly product makes this a typically good purchase.

In addition, with its 100-night risk-free sleep trial, 10-year warranty, very competitive and affordable prices, free shipping, and easy return/refund process, consumers are sure to delight in their Leesa purchase night after night, year after year.

Overall, we think the Leesa is a good purchase option, especially with our TED coupon granting you $100 off.

However, should you decide that you are still uncertain whether this is the ideal mattress for you, then take a moment to check out our Best Mattress Guide, which offers a wide range of other mattresses available for purchase on the market today.

Disclosure: Leesa® provides compensation for purchases originating from this review. However, all opinions stated here are entirely our own.


Stacey Morgan – STAFF

Stacey Morgan – STAFF

Co-Founder

Stacey is the co-founder of Mattress Guides and continues to recommend and review countless mattresses. Together with Ted, Stacey makes sure that thousands of people are sleeping well and wake up healthy and ready for the day.

Updated at November 25, 2021