- Good for all kinds of sleepers
- Limits motion transfer well
- Nice balance between being soft and supportive
- Affordably priced – coupon codes available
- Free shipping, free returns, 100-night risk-free trial, 10-year warranty, made in USA
- Temperature neutral
- Will probably need to rotate bed every six months
The Leesa mattress is an all-around solid bed in a box option. It has a really nice balance to it.
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Leesa, like many bed in a box companies, has experienced robust growth over the past several years partly due to its value proposition. The company will ship their mattress directly to your door for free in a box that looks like it should be carrying a barstool not a mattress (i.e. it’s surprisingly small). From there, Leesa gives you a 100 night risk free trial. So if you decide you don’t like the mattress at any point during that time period, just give the company a call, they’ll send someone to pick up the mattress from your house or apartment and refund your money. They make it pretty easy for you. Plus, they back their mattress with a 10 year warranty.
Mattress Layers & Construction
The Leesa mattress is comprised of three levels of foam. On the bottom, you have a 6″ layer of high-density foam, which gives the mattress its structure. In the middle is a 2″ layer of traditional memory foam and then on top is a 2″ layer of what Leesa calls it’s ‘Cooling Avena Foam’. The top layer is supposed to help with air flow and provide a little bounce on top of that middle layer of memory foam. Overall, there’s really nothing too unique about the construction. It’s pretty much standard for the bed in a box industry.
For the cover, Leesa went with a lycra and polyester blend. It’s decently thin and pretty soft – no complaints there. It is removable, but the company recommends you just spot clean rather than machine wash it if it happens to get dirty. You may actually want to think about purchasing a mattress protector [shop affordable mattress protectors on Amazon]. But of course that might hurt breathability so keep that in mind.
Overall Feel, Firmness Level & Temperature Regulation
The Leesa mattress is very accommodating. It’s soft, it’s very comfortable yet it still provides a good amount of support. Leesa is about a 4.9 to 5.9 out of 10 on our firmness scale – think of 1 as sinking straight to the bottom of the mattress and 10 like laying on a wood board. So it’s one of the few that strikes pretty much a perfect balance between the two. It’s not overly soft nor overly firm. We like it a lot.
As such, we think this bed is great for all kinds of sleepers. If you’re a back or stomach sleeper, you never feel as if you’re sinking into the mattress and there’s plenty of support for your back and trunk. If you’re a side sleeper, it’s soft enough and has enough give for your pressure points to where it doesn’t fight back.
Now as far as keeping you cool, although the top layer has the term ‘Cooling’ in it, we’d say it’s just average in this department. It certainly won’t sleep hot but it doesn’t do anything special in terms of actively keeping you cool either. We’d say it’s just temperature neutral and if we’re being honest most bed in a box mattresses fall in this category. There’s only a few we’ve found that actually really excel in temperature regulation.
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Motion Transfer / Responsiveness
Leesa passed our motion transfer test pretty easily. We put a can of Coors Light at one of the bed and then started rolling around and walking all around it and it never fell over. Needless to say, if you or your partner move around or get up a lot in the middle of the night, I don’t think there will many issues with waking the other person up.
Lastly, as far as responsiveness, the mattress bounces back pretty quickly. This means you’ll find it easier to switch between sleeping positions throughout the night. Also, like most beds, it’s probably best to rotate the mattress every six months or so to avoid any sagging.
Leesa Promo Code & Pricing
Leesa is priced on the mid-to-lower end of the bed in a box spectrum. Here’s the breakdown:
But those are just the MSRP prices – you can almost always find some sort of Leesa coupon code or discount code to drop all their mattresses below the $1,000 mark. You can get $130 off any Leesa mattress with code RIZKNOWS at checkout. Keep in mind that Leesa does change their promotions all of the time—the best discount that we’ve seen lately was $125 off plus a free pillow. Not sure if that’s still running, but you can check Leesa.com for current deals and discounts.
Sometimes Leesa gets lost amidst all the other bed in a box mattresses out there because it doesn’t really have any significant unique features, but it’s still a solid option. It strikes a really a nice balance between being soft and comfortable while also providing the necessary support. If you’re looking to spend under $1,000 and play it safe with a trusted brand, Leesa is a solid choice.