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Leesa is a U.S. mattress company, competing directly with brands like Octave and Douglas, but due to its significantly higher price we don’t recommend spending the extra money when Canadian-made Octave and Douglas offer much more value for your dollar. The Leesa sells at $1,569 for a queen, offers a 100-night sleep trial, and can be returned for a full refund.
The Leesa mattress is available in one firmness option. According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), the Leesa mattress rates at a 4.3 out of 10 on the firmness scale.
- Made in USA
- Strong corporate social responsibility
- 100-night sleep trial
- Ultra-soft top cover
- Delivered in a box
- Only one firmness option
- Softer than average
- Expensive in Canada
- Top cover is not machine washable
You May Prefer – Octave
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Without further ado, our Leesa Mattress Review:
Founded in 2014 in the United States, the Leesa mattress is available to customers across America and Canada. The Leesa mattress is one of the most well-known bed-in-a-box mattresses in the U.S. and has made a name for themselves through their philanthropic efforts and social impact. They have also gained attention by partnering with leading swimmer, Michael Phelps, leading gymnast, Aly Raisman, and the Washington Redskins of the NFL.
|Delivery, Trial, Returns
|Sleep trial length
|Company picks up
|Yes, full refund
|$100 return fee for Alaska & Hawaii
Thanks to modern compression methods and the rising popularity of the bed-in-a-box, mattresses can now be shipped far more efficiently and conveniently than ever before. Customers no longer need to take a day off work to accept a delivery. Boxed beds are now delivered with the same convenience as most Amazon orders. Some bed-in-a-box companies even offer same-day delivery to certain areas.
Leesa uses specialist logistics companies like UPS to deliver the Leesa mattress directly to customers’ doors throughout the United States and Canada. In some cases, the delivery can even be left on a porch or deck while the customer is away from home. Shipping is free to Canada and the U.S., and Leesa customers can expect their new mattress to be delivered within 2 to 8 business days.
Like many bed-in-a-box companies, Leesa heavily promotes their mattress sleep trial. At 100-nights, this sleep trial is average in length. Should the customer choose to return the Leesa mattress during the sleep trial, the company offers free mattress pick-up and a full refund.
There is an exception to this policy: customers who wish to return their Leesa mattress from Alaska or Hawaii will have to pay a $100 USD return fee.
It is worth noting that Mattress-Reviews.com did not complete the return process, but received this information via the ‘Live Chat’ function on Leesa’s website.
|Out of the Box
|Delivered in a box:
|15.5" x 15.5" x 45"
The Leesa mattress was delivered to us within the expected delivery time. A pair of scissors or a knife was needed to open the packaging. To avoid harm to yourself or your new purchase, remember to be extra careful when using sharp objects to open the box.
Once opened, the compressed mattress is easy to remove from the box. We recommend a ‘tip-and-pull’ motion to slowly slide the mattress out from its cardboard container. Simply tip the box from a vertical position down onto its side, and then pull the lightweight box away from the bundled mattress. It’s most efficient to do this process in the room where you intend to use the mattress.
The Leesa mattress is protected with three layers of plastic.
Customers will need to unwrap the outer layer in order to unroll the mattress, which will still be in its compressed form. Some helpful advice at this stage is to place the rolled up mattress onto the designated bed frame. Next, like the end of a roll of tape, find and peel back the outer layer of plastic. You can use the momentum of unrolling the compressed mattress along the bed frame to help remove the rest of this layer, which could be up to a few meters long. After completing this process, the mattress will be lying unrolled before you.
Next, cut the final layer of plastic. The vacuum seal now broken, the mattress will begin to decompress. Remove this final layer of plastic as the mattress expands to its full height. For the Leesa mattress, full expansion took around 48 hours. This means people who purchase a Leesa mattress should not expect to sleep on it for the first few nights.
|Number of layers:
|2” Avena® foam
|2" Memory foam
|6" Support foam
The Leesa mattress is a combination foam mattress. By combining different foam types, densities, and firmness levels, Leesa has designed a configuration that offers good comfort, cooling, and support.
The Leesa mattress is available only in one firmness option.This is standard for the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach commonly used by bed-in-a-box companies.
Leesa Mattress Layers
The Leesa mattress contains three layers of foam. Like many of the combination foam mattresses on the market today, each layer of foam in the Leesa mattress works with the others to provide an overall level of comfort and support.
- The first layer of the Leesa mattress is 2 inches of perforated Avena® foam. This material is designed to provide airflow, bounce, and comfort. Foam density: 3.65 lbs/ft3.
- The second transitional layer of the Leesa mattress is 2 inches of slow-responding memory foam. This layer works with the comfort layer to provide an additional level of body contouring and pressure-point relief. Foam density: 3 lbs/ft3.
- The final layer of foam is a 6-inch support layer which gives the mattress its structure and prevents sleepers from sinking in too far. Foam density: 1.8 lbs/ft3. (Most foam mattresses have a support layer density of between 1.5 lbs/ft3 and 2 lbs/ft3.)
Remember, higher-density foams like those used in Octave and Tempur-Pedic will generally have a longer life expectancy than their lower-density counterparts.
Leesa Mattress Cover
Leesa is one of the best-looking mattresses on the market. Its polyester and lycra white-on-grey cover is modern, stylish, and very soft. Despite its zipper, the topside is not machine washable. Nonetheless, this removable cover makes it easier to spot clean the Leesa mattress.
Partnered with Arbor Day Foundation
|Returned mattresses are donated to charity
|Bleached cardboard with blue ink
|Feel & Firmness
|4.3 / 10
|6.8 / 10
|6.1 / 10
|3.6 / 10
Feel & Firmness
The Leesa mattress is a medium firmness mattress. According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), it comes in at a 4.3 / 10 on the firmness scale. The Leesa mattress does not have excessive ‘hug,’ and the Avena® foam comfort layer gives it a degree of softness as you lie down. Its layers of supportive foam ensure there is no excessive sinkage. This is normal for medium mattresses.
Motion isolation in foam mattresses is usually very good and one of the main reasons couples make the switch from innerspring to memory foam. According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), minimal motion transfer was detected with the Leesa mattress; it scored 6.1 / 10 on the motion isolation scale.
Foam mattresses are not known for their edge support; in fact, it is often one of the main considerations for customers who are contemplating the move from innerspring mattresses to foam. That being said, According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), the Leesa ranks above average on the edge support scale with a 6.8 / 10 rating.
Due to the fact that motion isolation for foam mattresses is very high, bounce is usually very low. According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), the Leesa mattress ranks at 3.6 / 10 on the bounce scale.
|Number of layers:
Partnered with Arbor Day Foundation
|4.3 / 10
|6.8 / 10
|6.1 / 10
|3.6 / 10
|Where to buy:
The Leesa is a memory foam mattress trying to distinguish itself in a crowded and competitive field. From their list of athlete endorsements, including Michael Phelps and Aly Raisman, to their distinct cover design, the Leesa certainly wants mattress shoppers to take notice. It’s a good overall mattress, and one that will definitely please those looking for a simple, three-layer combination foam bed with a soft sleep surface.
However, in the higher price segment, Leesa will need to rely heavily on its attractive exterior, social initiatives, and marketing campaigns to entice customers away from its luxury bed-in-a-box competitors. The Leesa can be quickly picked out of a pile of mattresses, but its sleep trial, warranty length, and range of firmness options trial those of some of its top competitors.
Buy Leesa if you want:
- A single-firmness mattress with a medium feel
- To buy from a company with a strong ethical commitment
- A unique soft cover that is easy to spot clean
- A product made and manufactured in the USA