- Comfortable mattress with plenty of support, even for heavier folks
- Responsive and no ‘stuck in the mud’ feeling
- Good edge support – no ‘roll off’ sensation
- A little bounce for people that prefer innerspring mattresses
- Free shipping, free returns, 100-night trail period, 10-year warranty, made in USA
- Possibly too firm for strictly side sleepers
- Spot clean cover only
If you don’t mind paying up, Leesa Sapira is a wonderful mattress with a heck of a lot to offer.
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There’s a lot to cover with Leesa Sapira, but let’s first start with shipping, returns, etc. Like the rest of the bed in a box industry, Leesa offers free shipping and free returns inside the contiguous United States. Like Casper, Purple, and others, Leesa offers a 100-night risk-free trial period where you can essentially test drive the bed to see if it’s the one for you. If you love it, keep it.
If for some reason you decide that Sapira is not for you, you can get a full refund (as long as you’re still within the trial period). In fact, Leesa will dispatch a charity to your house to pickup the bed at no extra cost to you. Supposedly, to date, Leesa has donated 10,000 returned mattresses to charities, which is pretty amazing. And if you do opt to keep the mattress, Leesa offers a 10-year warranty, which is pretty standard for the industry.
Leesa Sapira Mattress Review – Construction
The Sapira Mattress has a hybrid construction, utilizing foam and coils, whereas the standard Leesa Mattress is all foam. Leesa Sapira is comprised of five layers, starting with 1″ of stabilizing foam, followed by a 6″ pocketed coil system. The coils are individually wrapped and are made of steel. They provide the support and ‘bounce’ that you’re used to with an innerspring bed.
On top of the coils is another layer of 1″ stabilizing, support foam. Then you have 1.5″ of memory foam for pressure relief. And the top layer is 1.5″ thick and is aerated Avena foam to help increase airflow with the bed.
The cover with Sapira is removable, although it is recommended that you do not remove it. Rather, if you need to clean the mattress, spot clean it only. Alternatively, as is generally recommended by all mattress brands, you may want to look into a mattress protector. As of this post, Leesa doesn’t sell their own protector, so you may want to look for mattress pads and protectors on Amazon, for example.
Overall, we think the construction of Sapira is really nice. It looks and feels premium and is exceptionally comfortable. The bed is 11″ thick, which means even heavier folks won’t bottom out the Sapira. Of course, heavier individuals (say 250LB+) will experience a softer overall feel than lighter individuals, but it’s nice that Sapira has enough support and thickness for larger people. Here’s also a video from Leesa about the construction of Sapira.
Feel, Firmness & Coolness
Sapira feels like Leesa, but with springs…because that’s basically what it is, an upgraded Leesa Mattress. If you compare the layers, they’re very similar. As such, Sapira has that neutral feel where there’s no overwhelming memory foam feeling. It does offer pressure relief, but not so much that you feel like you’re sinking into the bed. There’s definitely no ‘stuck in the mud’ feeling. We like it.
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In terms of firmness/softness, Leesa Sapira is about a 5 to 6 out of 10 on the soft to firm scale. It certainly offers plenty of support, but it’s not too firm. The firmness that you experience will of course depend on your weight, but for someone 140LB – 220LB, the firmness is about a 5- 6. It’s a very good option for combo sleepers (people that rotate sleeping positions at night) as well as back and stomach sleepers.
Strictly side sleepers might want to look into an even softer bed, but for us, we felt Leesa Sapira was just fine. In fact, the level of support with Sapira is about that sweet spot if you ask us. It has a really good blend of support and pressure relief.
As for coolness, Sapira seems to have more airflow than the standard Leesa Mattress, but it’s not the coolest bed that we’ve tried out. Even so, the bed does not sleep hot. It’s actually really nice. Hard to complain here.
Motion Transfer, Edge Support & Responsiveness
We were actually pleasantly surprised with the level of motion transfer with Sapira. Even though it has coils, we didn’t experience any major issues with motion transfer. An all-foam bed is probably still better for this, but Sapira is surprisingly effective at not transferring motion….great news for anyone that has a partner that moves around a lot in their sleep.
With regard to edge support, Sapira is awesome. Typically, with all-foam beds, you’ll see that they collapse quite a bit along the edges. We experienced this with the standard Leesa bed and plenty of other mattresses. With Sapira, however, there’s no abnormal sinkage. You’ll never get that ‘roll off’ sensation. Here’s an image showing the level of support on the edges.
Given that Sapira incorporates coils, you’d expect the responsiveness to be immediate. It’s fast, but not immediate since the bed does use memory foam. We see that as a positive, however. The memory foam offers the pressure relief that you need, but the coils provide enough bounce and support such that you won’t have trouble switching positions in the middle of the night.
The biggest downside with Leesa Sapira is price
This is one of the more expensive bed in a box mattresses that we’ve tested. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a lot to like about the bed, but the price is not one of them. Here’s a pricing breakdown:
– California King: $1,775
– King: $1,775
– Queen: $1,475
– Full: $1,275
– Twin XL: $1,075
– Twin: $975
To put that in perspective, the standard Leesa Mattress is $525 for a Twin and $1,070 for a King. Essentially, you can get a King size Leesa for around the same price as a Twin size Sapira Mattress. With that said, you can get $205 off the Leesa Sapira Mattress with code RIZKNOWS at checkout. Keep in mind that Leesa does occasionally upgrade or downgrade their promotions throughout the year, so they may actually have an even deeper discount running now. Usually they heavily promote their current deals on their website, so you may want to check into that.
Final thoughts on Leesa Sapira
Aside from price, it’s hard to pick this mattress apart. It has plenty of support without being too firm. It has the bounce that a lot of people prefer in a bed. It has better airflow than a lot of all-foam beds. Motion transfer isn’t bad. Responsiveness is good. No ‘stuck in the mud’ feeling. On the downside, it is pretty darn expensive. And we think it could be a little too firm for some side sleepers. Overall, great bed.
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