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

Leesa Ratings

  • Motion Isolation
  • Heat Dispersion
  • Lifespan
  • Warranty
  • Price


The Leesa memory foam mattress offers consumers a very affordable, top of the line foam mattress with redesigned features offering extreme comfort, support and a feel that delivers a more restful and restorative sleep to all.

This elegant mattress built with premium materials, offers three layers of superior quality foam, the utmost in cooling bounce, a core support and contouring pressure relief that has earned Leesa a comfortable position in the marketplace today.


  • Great value for the money - just $840 with TED code
  • Good comfort, support and universal feel
  • Made in the USA
  • Free UPS shipping
  • Built to order
  • 100 Night risk-free sleep trial


  • Only one model available
  • Only one firmness level available
  • May be too firm for side sleepers
  • Some initial unpleasant odor
  • Not suited for people who are very overweight

Full Leesa Mattress Review

In this review we are evaluating the Leesa memory foam mattress. A mattress expertly redesigned to create a truly 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 consumers.

With its unique three layers of extreme comfort and its innovative support core, this mattress has earned its place on the charts as one of the most supportive and comfortable memory foam mattresses 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 an extremely comfortable, but slightly firm mattress that satisfies all sleeping positions. Manufactured and developed with the utmost in design, the Leesa presents with a 2” Avena foam comfort layer, a 2” memory foam support layer, and a 6” high density support foam foundation layer.

With the most 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 a spring, allowing sleepers to turn over and move around very easily in bed. In addition, the mattress does not sleep hot.

The Leesa sports a versatile, stylish cover that comes in two designs – Classic Leesa and the Airlifting Limited Edition that adds an other 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 amazing look and feel.

How Firm is the Leesa Mattress?

Unlike most other memory foam mattresses available on the market today, the Leesa affords 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 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 true support and comfort level, the Leesa, with its Avena foam, only used in other mattress brand on the market today (the Nolah mattress), offers sleepers the responsiveness and support needed when sleeping in varying sleeping positions.

This leading edge mattress model cradles and contours without that ‘sinking’ feeling and delivers a balance of support and comfort night after night.    

How Many 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 layers of comfort and support.

  1. the leesa mattress' layer sectionWith a 2” top layer of Avena foam, a polyurethane foam that truly performs much like that of latex foam, but with a greater durability, consumers can enjoy superior comfort sleep after sleep.
  2. With a second layer of 2” memory foam, sleepers will have all the support they need regardless of what position they sleep in.
  3. Finally, there is a third layer of 6” high density support foam that makes up the base layer and provides a supportive foundation for the Leesa mattress presenting with an overall 10 inches of total thickness.

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

How are Motion Transfer and Sinkage?

The Leesa mattress, like most other memory foam beds, absorbs motion easily causing little to no disruption by your partners tossing and turning. The mattress performs above average with regard to the isolation of movement but is not especially suited for people in excess of 230 pounds.

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, the Leesa 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 products.

Does it 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 odor 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. However, our data suggests that in order for your Leesa to be most effective, it should be set up on a sturdy base that can provide support for the mattress and its sleepers.

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 of moisture.

Since box springs are more often than not made of plywood and can deteriorate over time and even crack or splinter, and are made of springs which can greatly affect the feel of your new Leesa, it is recommended that if you prefer to use a box spring, you make certain it is of a high quality and construction.

What Type of Cover Does It Have?

The Leesa comes with a fashionable and stylish cover that is 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 and is designed with a seamless edge that adds to its amazing 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 simply 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 greatly 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.

What about Durability?

The Leesa 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 mattresses.

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 fairly equal to that of foam-based mattresses, but slightly better than that of other mattresses including innerspring, memory foam, latex, air, and futons.

Size and Shipping

the leesa boxThe Leesa 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 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 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 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.

100-Day Risk-Free 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 afforded 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 trial you are not satisfied with your mattress, then simply 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.

Leesa’s 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 their One-Ten program. In short, for each 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 for every mattress sold, one tree will be planted.

How Much Does the Leesa Cost?

The Leesa ranges in prices from $525 to $990. The prices 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 mattresses that are more costly. With favorably consumer ratings on comfort, construction, and overall satisfaction, the Leesa comes in with a very good rating on value.

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

Leesa Mattress Review – Our Verdict

Leesa, is a completely redesigned mattress offering what the company calls a ‘Universal Adaptive Feel’ that adapts to all body sizes and shapes as well as all sleeping styles and positions. The Leesa affords consumers a better sleep experience, night after night.

Offering a truly 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 the 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

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Stacey Morgan – STAFF

Updated at June 16, 2020