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Leesa and Cocoon by Sealy are two of the more well-known brands in the bed in a box industry. Both companies offer free shipping, free returns, a 100 night risk free trial and a 10 year warranty. All of that stuff is pretty standard for the industry.
In this post, we are going to focus on the major differences between Leesa and Cocoon and why you would get one over the other. If you want full details on each mattress, make sure to check out our full reviews:
Believe it or not, a lot of people don’t care for memory foam – they think it’s too soft and they don’t like that ‘stuck-in-the-mud’ feeling you get sometimes. They actually prefer the feel and bounce of their old innerspring bed. Well, the nice thing about Leesa is that it offers more of a moderate, neutral feel – its top layer is what Leesa calls its ‘Cooling Avena Foam’. It’s very soft but it doesn’t have that overwhelming memory foam feel, which is nice. It kind of feels in between that of a memory foam bed and an innerspring bed without the bounce. So if you’re not a fan of memory foam but you want a bed that’s softer and more accommodating than an innerspring mattress, Leesa is a great option. On the other hand, the Cocoon mattresses (Classic and Chill) have more of that traditional memory foam feel.
The Leesa mattress is also a bit more responsive than the Cocoon mattresses. When pressure is taken off the bed, the Leesa mattress bounces back pretty quickly. The Cocoon mattresses act more like a traditional memory foam bed where it takes the top layer an extra second or two to fully regain its form. As such, you’ll find it easier to switch between sleeping positions throughout the night on the Leesa mattress. This isn’t a huge deal but it will just take a little more effort on your part to switch from your back to your stomach or vice versa with Cocoon.
The Cocoon line (backed by mattress giant Tempur Sealy) was launched in early 2016 and has quickly grown to become one of the big players in the industry.
First, you just have more options with Cocoon. The Cocoon mattress is available in two different models and two different feels. The first option is their Classic model – that’s the base model and their most affordable mattress. The second option is the Chill model, which incorporates phase change material. This is one of the coolest sleeping mattresses we’ve tested – it’s actually cool to the touch. Once you decide on a model, you can choose between a soft or firm feel. Now the soft version will most likely work for most people. That’s the version we tested and we thought it was ideal for all kinds of sleepers (side, stomach and back). I’d say only go firm if you’re a heavier individual (250+ pounds) or a strict back sleeper that prefers a ton of support. Either way, it’s nice that Cocoon offers a variety of choices for consumers to choose between.
Both Cocoon models are constructed with thick memory foam for its top layer. As such, the mattresses definitely have a bit of that traditional memory foam feel. The top layer is very soft, extremely comfortable and does a good job of conforming to your body as you apply pressure. Bottom line, if you like the feel of memory foam, you’ll like these beds.
The Cocoon Chill is one of the best beds we’ve tested in terms of keeping you cool as you sleep. The mattress incorporates phase change material, which helps dissipate heat away from your body. It definitely gets the leg up over Leesa in this department. Here’s a video that explains a little more about Sealy’s technology:
Slightly More Support
Although we think both Leesa and Coccon (soft version) are ideal for all kinds of sleepers, we think Cocoon is actually slightly firmer, which may come as a shock given its memory foam top layer. We give Leesa around a 5 on our soft-to-firm scale, while we give the Cocoon soft version a 5.25 – 5.5 on the same scale. I know this is a small difference but heavier individuals (250+ pounds) may find the Cocoon mattress provides a little bit more support. This is especially important for strict back and stomach sleepers. You always feel like you are sleeping on top of the mattress rather than in the mattress.