Leesa Mattress Review

Back sleepers, rejoice—Leesa, a bedding company that ships boxed mattresses directly to customers, offers mattresses with a combination of support and gentle pressure relief.  With a 100-night trial period and a host of local retail partners, there are  plenty of ways to give this  mattress brand a try. 

Those in the market for a bed in a box that leans on the firmer side and features high quality materials just might find a match in one of Leesa’s four signature mattresses.

Leesa at a Glance

About Leesa

Based in Virginia Beach, Virgina, Leesa has been offering “good products and good purpose,” specifically U.S.-made mattresses since 2014, according to the company’s website. Founders David Wolfe and Jamie Diamonstein had four goals, they wrote in a blog: “To create amazing mattresses that help you sleep better, simplify the buying process, deliver great value, and make a difference in the world.” 

A Certified-B corporation, or for-profit organization recognized for its positive social and environmental performance, Leesa prizes its work in local communities just as much as it does its environmental impact and employee well-being. Leesa’s made-to-order models plus contactless shipping create a seamless ordering process. 

As a bonus, the brand has created four different versions of its original mattress in a variety of sizes, plus bed bases and a private label line of bedding and cushions. Plus, the company pledges to donate one mattress to a family in need for every 10 mattresses sold as a founding philanthropic principle. 

Leesa Mattress Options and Prices

Leesa Studio, from $499 for a twin

Leesa Studio (From $499) If you’re mattress shopping on a budget, consider Leesa’s Studio. It’s constructed of ADD and touts a firmness level of ADD. But sleeping reveals stiffness that’s unfit for sleepers over 200 pounds, according to ADD. 

Leesa Original, starts at $749 for a twin

The most highly rated and more universally fitting Original line is great for sleepers who love the feeling of foam. Plus, like every offering from Leesa, the mattress comes with free shipping. 

Leesa Hybrid, starts at $1,049 for a twin 

Premium foam plus pocket springs for comfort and advanced support set this option apart. A thick, soft cover makes this an exceptional medium-firm choice for sleepers of all styles and weights. 

Leesa Legend, starts at $1,599 for a twin

Leesa’s luxury option spares no attention to detail with two layers of spring micro-coils for targeted support in the hip and shoulder areas. The stiffer feel out of the box tends to give way after use to reveal an elevated, medium-firm surface. 

Customization Options and Special Features

Leesa mattresses are available in twin, twin XL, full, queen, king and California king sizes. Mattresses are sold with the option to add a base, which includes a platform bed, adjustable base, foundation and bed frame. Outfitting your entire bed setup with Leesa is possible, as it offers a range of sheet sets and memory foam pillows as well.

Apps and Accessories

Leesa’s more recent expansion into bed accessories seeks to bring the ethos of the brand’s foam-based comfort to the entire sleeping experience. Sheets are 100% organic, 400-thread-count cotton and offered in four subtle hues. There’s a pillow for foam purists and one for those looking for a hybrid model. Other offers feel a bit more random, like a seat cushion and duvet, but both have garnered positive reviews.

Warranties and Discounts

Leesa offers a 10-year limited warranty, which is the same as Caper and Tuft & Needle offerings. Similar to other competitors, Leesa offers a trial period of 100 days for customers to test out a mattress. If the mattress isn’t a fit, Leesa promises to “coordinate pickup from your house and refund the full purchase price.” Leesa’s 100-night guarantee and warranty are voided once the mattress leaves the U.S. or Canada.

Frequent sales  run on Leesa’s site, as well as codes found on podcasts and through influencer marketing. Sales generally run at 20% off mattress prices, and often exclude other offerings on the site. 

What Sleep Experts Say

A well-suited mattress isn’t always a scientific equation, according to Gbolahan Okubadejo, M.D., an orthopedic and spine surgeon at The Institute for Comprehensive Spine Care in New York. “The best guideline to know if you’ve picked the right mattress comes down to how your body feels after use. If you feel that your pressure points are supported and there’s no new onset of pain or worsened pain in previously affected areas of the body, then you have the right mattress,” he says. 

Dr. Okubadejo notes that foam mattresses “become softer and more adaptive when exposed to body heat,” which can make a testing period crucial to understand if a mattress is a good fit. He does note that, “stomach sleepers should make a point to use a firm pillow in order to maximize comfort and support.”

What Users Say

According to reviews on Trustpilot and the Leesa site, concerns with the mattress are mainly due to delayed shipping or a complicated return process. As for the mattress itself, thousands of satisfied customers note the Leesa mattress has been a positive upgrade. 

“Never had a better night sleep! Soft but supportive, keeps you cool, and you don’t notice when your partner moves. Great value compared to the competition and ships super fast,” writes Katherine R. from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on the Leesa site.

“We’ve slept on this mattress for 3 months now and love it,” writes another reviewer on the site. “The initial feel of the mattress when first lying down is more firm than I would’ve been drawn to on a showroom floor, but my husband and I both sleep great and comfortable. The bed doesn’t feel initially cozy, but we’ve since learned that cozy, sinking feeling isn’t enough support for our night of sleep. 

However, others weren’t so pleased with Leesa’s mattresses, noting neck and back pain.

“I weigh 180 and this mattress is not comfortable for me. I am a side sleeper and wake up every morning with neck pain and back pain,” writes another reviewer on the Leesa site. “It may be too firm for me. Unfortunately I thought it would get better over time but it did not. I missed the return window. It would maybe be good for a back sleeper with an adjustable bed. My partner weighs 250 and wakes up with neck pain as well. Sorry we really wanted to like these mattresses but I’m going to have to look elsewhere.” 

Who Should Purchase a Leesa Mattress?

Leesa is for consumers who love a firm mattress, are  looking for a quality product and believe an all-foam mattress is best for their body. Couples might want to opt for a mattress with better motion isolation. Budget shoppers might want to explore less expensive offerings from brands like Avocado or Casper’s Element Mattress. If you’re looking for luxury, Leesa’s Hybrid line is likely a sound investment for all sorts of sleepers.