Everything about the Leesa mattress exudes quality. It’s an incredibly well-made product designed with care and built with the most durable, comfortable, and supportive materials on the planet.
Leesa are newcomers into the world of mattress design, they’ve only been operating in the industry since 2014. When they first arrived on the scene they were thrown into one of the most ruthless, and unforgiving marketplaces on the planet. However, Leesa stood their ground, held their own, and are now considered to be one of the best mid to high range brands on the planet.
Today we are going to take a look at the Leesa mattress. We’re going to see what it’s made from, why it’s special, and we’re going to answer some of the questions we get most frequently asked.
Let’s get started.
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Key Components Of The Leesa Mattress
The Leesa mattress is a pure foam hybrid product. This means it uses different layers of foam to combine their properties to make a product that is more than the sum of its parts.
The top layer of this mattress is made from a reasonably unusual material called Avena foam. It’s uncommon to see it used in mattress design, which is a little strange because anecdotally most people seem to love it. Avena foam is a synthetic material that was designed specifically to be a direct alternative to latex foam.
Latex foam is considered to be one of the most luxurious mattress materials on the planet. It’s an all natural product that’s incredibly eco-friendly, supportive, and most importantly, it’s an excellent thermal regulator.
The one main issue with latex foam, however, is that it’s not the most durable material on the planet. You’ll get around 15 years of use out of it before you start to notice degradation. While this isn’t a terrible amount of time, it’s not ideal either.
Avena foam is incredibly similar to latex foam in terms of feel, support, and comfort, but as an added bonus – it’s also extremely durable.
The only downside to the material is an environmental one, it’s not a natural product. The chemical processes used to make it aren’t especially bad (they’re less damaging than memory foam), but they’re still worse than latex.
Normally a standard thin layer of Avena would be enough to add a little latex style luxury to a product, but Leesa (being the innovators they are) didn’t want to do that.
The 2” thick layer is flat on one side (the side that you sleep on) and is almost shaped like an egg carton on the other. On the flat side, there are several ventilation holes that run all the way through the layer and come out on the egg carton side.
To understand why this is good we need to explain the problem with traditional ventilation holes in mattresses. Normally a foam layer will be a long flat piece of foam with holes drilled into it. The idea is that hot air can escape through these holes and take the heat away with it.
However, in a normal design, the bottom of these ventilation holes will be touching the (usually firmer) layer underneath them. This effectively closes off the hole and only leaves it open on one side. It’s better than nothing, but it’s far from ideal.
With the egg carton design, once the hot air reaches the end of the ventilation hole it’s free to flow around the ventilation channels that have been created. This provides a huge amount of airflow throughout the mattress and results in an incredibly cool sleeping surface.
Underneath the layer of Avena above is a 2” thick layer of contouring memory foam. As far as memory foam goes, this is a reasonably standard variety of foam. It’s high quality and durable, but it doesn’t have as many bells and whistles as some other kinds of memory foam.
The main talking point about this foam is its enhanced contouring capabilities. If you’ve ever slept on a memory foam mattress before you’ll probably know that it takes a little while for it to shape to your body. What you may not know is that the reason it takes time is due to heat.
This contouring memory foam from Leesa doesn’t require as much heat to start the contouring process. It will mold to your body and provide support quicker than a standard foam variety will. It’s a small difference, but it’s a nice one, especially when you’re first getting into bed and finding the perfect position.
We were a little surprised to see that this memory foam isn’t made with an open cell design and doesn’t have cooling gel added to it either. It seems that the Avena layer above provides all the cooling required to keep this mattress the perfect temperature throughout the night (as is proven by countless anecdotal reviews).
Dense Core Support Layer
The final later in the Leesa mattress is the dense core support layer. This is made from a strong and stable high-density foam to provide the security and support needed for a great night’s sleep. It’s a little denser than support layers in other products on the market, but it’s not too firm.
Apart from this, there’s not much else to say, like most brands this is the least innovative and least interesting layer. Just know that it’s high quality, and it gets the job done.
Leesa Mattress Coupons
Leesa loves giving away coupons whenever they get the chance, they’re a very generous company.
At time of writing, they have a couponless deal automatically applied on their website that gives you $125 off, and a free pillow. We’re not sure how long this will last, but if you do a quick Google search you’ll probably find a promotion running of some kind or another.
How Much Do Leesa Mattresses Cost?
Leesa mattresses are a premium product with a premium price tag.
The smallest twin version of the Leesa mattress costs around $525, the largest California king-sized version costs $1,070. All the other sizes are somewhere in-between.
If this is a little bit out of your budget, Leesa offers financing with a 0% APR rate in certain circumstances. It’s worth checking out.
Leesa Mattress Review
Let’s take a look at how the Leesa mattress does in our traditional 4 part review. We’re going to look at support, comfort, heat dissipation, and price.
The high-density foam layer works in combination with the 2” thick memory foam layer to create a product that provides impeccable support. It’s our favorite thing about this mattress.
The Leesa is a little bit on the firmer side compared to many single product manufacturers. This could be a great thing or a terrible thing depending on your personal preference. Providing you don’t like your mattresses super soft, then we think you’ll feel very comfortable sleeping on the Leesa.
Due to the advanced design of the Avena layer we discussed earlier, this is an exceptionally cool mattress. We’re very confident when we say that you’re not going to have any overheating issues.
The only thing we’re not too comfortable with is the price. We do think that it’s a little expensive considering the materials that are being used. That being said, it’s not terrible value for money by any means – it’s just that it could be a little cheaper in our opinion.
Pros And Cons
- Pro – Avena top layer
- Pro – Excellent ventilation
- Pro – Contouring memory foam
- Pro – Excellent brand
- Pro – Made in the USA
- Con – Could be a little cheaper
Commonly Asked Questions
Do Leesa Mattresses Come With A Warranty?
Leesa mattresses come with a 10-year warranty, which if we’re honest is reasonably short considering the price of the product. We’re much more used to seeing products in this price bracket with 20-year (or even 25-year) coverage periods.
However, the one saving grace for Leesa in this department is that their warranty is one that you’re actually likely to use (in the unlikely event of an issue).
One of the oldest tricks in the mattress marketing book is to offer a super long warranty while demanding the option to repair the product before offering the customer a replacement.
This means that someone will have to come to your house, take your mattress to the repair center (which can be the other side of the country), and then have it repaired or replaced before being sent back to you.
The problem with this is that most people don’t have a spare mattress lying around, so what are they going to sleep on while it’s sent out for repairs?
If the defect is not that bad, most people don’t bother and just live with it.
Leesa’s warranty, however, is a 100% replacement warranty. They won’t waste your time inspecting and attempting to repair the mattress, they’ll just ship you a new one (which means you spend a lot less time without a mattress).
Is The Leesa Mattress Firm Or Soft?
The Leesa mattress is a little on the firm side of medium. However, it’s still very much in the medium range, and we doubt that anyone will have an issue with it (unless you like super soft mattresses).
Does The Leesa Mattress Sleep Cool or Hot?
The Leesa mattress sleeps very cool thanks to the advanced design and inherent thermal regulation properties of the Avena foam top layer. You get the comfort of memory foam without any of the associated overheating issues commonly associated with the material.
How Long Does A Leesa Mattress last?
Despite the 10 year warranty, we’d be very surprised if this mattress didn’t last you at least 20 years before starting to show signs of aging. The Avena that makes up the top layer of this product is exceptionally durable, and the memory foam is of a high quality.
Are Leesa Mattresses Good For Side, Back Or Stomach Sleepers?
Despite the slightly firmer feel to this mattress, it’s actually recommended by Leesa for everyone, regardless of their sleeping position.
This is because they have developed what they call “Universal Adaptive Feel” technology. They claim the mattress will adapt to your sleeping style, regardless of if you’re a back, stomach, or side sleeper (but they don’t explain how).
Anecdotally reviews seem to suggest that the Leesa can actually do this. People of all sleeping positions are commenting on how comfortable and supportive it is.
If you otherwise like the sound of this product but you’re not sure about Universal Adaptive Feel, then you should take advantage of Leesa’s 100-night refund policy. If at any point in the first 100 days you want to return the product (for whatever reason) you can simply call Leesa up and someone will come and collect it. You’ll get a full refund, no questions asked.
We Recommend The Leesa Mattress For People That:
Sleep Hot – Due to the advanced design of the Avena top layer of this product (and its inherent heat dissipation capabilities), this is a mattress that’s going to keep you cool. Regardless of how hot you sleep, or how warm your local climate is – this product will not disappoint.
Want A US Made Product – If you’re unlucky enough to get a product that has a manufacturing defect, you’re going to be really glad that you decided to deal with a US company. The entire process is much less stressful from start to finish when you speak with someone in your own country. Also, replacement mattresses will be delivered quicker too (as they’re made and stored in the USA).
So there you have it, an introduction into the world of the Leesa mattress.
We really like this product, it’s comfortable, supportive, cool, and a little on the firmer side which is a breath of fresh air. Leesa are a respectable brand, with a good reputation, and we feel comfortable strongly recommending them to you.
As such, we think that the Leesa mattress is more than worthy of your consideration.