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Leesa Mattress Review (Original)


There are four Leesa mattresses at the moment in 2022, which are the Original, Legend, Hybrid, and the Studio. There is a growing number of customers satisfied with the Original Leesa Mattress, which we’ll review today. It offers a unique experience for those who like comfort without compromising support on their backs. This foam mattress offers soft but pressure relieving characteristics that make it a popular option for a variety of sleepers.

But is it the right choice of mattress for you? We are aware of how people have different preferences when it comes to their mattresses. Some have a small budget, while others are more than willing to spend above the $2,000 mark. In our latest Leesa mattress review, we’ll take a more comprehensive look as to what the mattress can bring to the table.

The Leesa Mattress

"Body contouring and pressure-relieving memory foam mattress."

Sleeping Positions, Comfort and Support

In terms of firmness, our opinion would be that the Leesa mattress is classed as a medium-firm – not quite in the middle of soft and firm, but close enough. On a scale of 1-10, 1 being the softest and 10 being the hardest, we’d place it somewhere around the 6 mark. This means that it’s almost like a universal one-size fits all type comfort level, as statistically more people tend to choose a firmer mattress as opposed to soft.

How Firm Is It?
Mattress Firmness Level: 6 / 10

If you are a side sleeper, you can feel that it offers sufficient support in your hips and shoulder, and without feeling too hard. Pressure point relief is good, and there were no aches and joint pains in the morning.

The same goes for someone who tends to sleep on their back. It provides the right amount of spinal alignment, thus causing no upper or lower back pains when waking up in the morning. 

As for stomach sleepers, again, the mattress isn’t too soft or too firm. Generally, stomach sleepers need a softer surface to cradle the ribs and organs. The Leesa Mattress does just that, making it an all-around good choice for multiple sleeping positions and combo sleepers. 

One downside to the construction of this mattress is that it is only 10 inches thick. Although the two 2″ thick layers provide good support for most sleepers, people who weigh more than 200 pounds may not get the required support that they need.

Certifications and Health

As you’d expect, the mattress is CertiPUR US certified. It means there are no chemicals that can harm the Ozone layer, plus it doesn’t have PBDE flame retardants. In addition to this, expect no formaldehyde, mercury, lead, and other heavy metals found in this mattress. Simply put, it is both environmentally friendly and safe for your health at the same time.

Cooling Properties

The foam top layer and the cover of the Leesa are known to possess cooling properties. You can feel the effectiveness, especially if you don’t move from your favorite position when sleeping. It makes it a perfect option for those who tend to stay in one place or those who simply sweat a lot in their sleep. The mattress wasn’t designed with any other particular type of cooling ability (like gel foam). However, the egg crate design helps to dissipate heat very quickly. There were no hot flashes or sleepless nights, even when tested throughout hot summer nights.

Motion Isolation and Transfer

The Leesa Mattress is an excellent choice for couples or those who don’t sleep in their beds alone. Since it is a foam mattress, it is no effort when it comes to isolating movement on one side of your Leesa bed. It does a good job when it comes to making sure that the person on the other side is undisturbed. If you are someone who tends to have a difficult time sleeping again once startled in bed by your partner’s movement, this mattress easily makes a good option for you.

Edge support

A common problem among foam mattresses is the lack of edge support. Surprisingly, the same cannot be said about the Leesa Mattress; edge support far exceeded our expectations. There is not a huge amount of visible mattress getting collapsed as you sit by the edge. If you are the type of active sleeper who moves around a lot at night, you really won’t feel that you are going to fall off your bed. Sitting on the edge of the bed also doesn’t create a huge indentation as with other foam mattresses. This may be due to the medium-firm nature or the adaptive foam.

Leesa Shipping and Setup

leesa mattress shipping in a box

Shipping of this bed in a box mattress is free for the majority of areas within the United States. However, if you are located in Alaska and Hawaii, you will have to shoulder the additional shipping cost. These are made to order mattresses. It takes around 2-3 days before they can build, compress, and ship the item. After this, it takes another 1-4 business days to receive your mattress.

As for setup, you can add a white glove delivery service (in-home delivery) to your order for $150 at checkout. This service includes a 2-person team that will deliver your mattress and/or Leesa bed frame to the room of your choice. They will set it up and dispose of any unwanted packaging. Another perk to this service is that they will also remove your old mattress. In our opinion, this is a good value option, as mattress removal alone can cost $150 in some cases.

Warranty, Sleep Trial and Returns

Leesa Sleep offers a 100-day trial period for users to sleep on their mattress and decide whether or not they’d like to keep or return. 100 days is a minimum term by today’s standards, where others like Nectar are offering almost double this. 

As for warranty, you’ll get 10 years’ worth of non-transferable full replacement limited warranty. 10 years is relatively low by industry standards, but fine considering you should change your mattress within a 10 year period for maintaining a healthy back and joints.

Leesa will allow you to return a clean and undamaged item for a full refund (less a processing fee), provided you have slept on it for 30 days, and it’s within the 100-day trial period. The company offers a more ecofriendly and practical approach when it comes to its return policy compared to some other companies. Leesa will not receive the returned item but instead will liaise with their list of charities who shall receive the mattress. This reduces the carbon footprint of the company. However, you will have to pay a $49 Bed Adoption Fee.

Leesa Sizes and Dimensions

Below is a list of all the Leesa Original sizes, their approximate dimensions and weight:

Size Dimensions Weight
Twin 39″W x 75″L x 10″H 45 lbs
Twin XL 39″W x 80″L x 10″H 48 lbs
Full 53″W x 75″L x 10″H 56 lbs
Queen 60″W x 80″L x 10″H 71 lbs
King 76″W x 80″L x 10″H 90 lbs
Cali King 72″W x 84″L x 10″H 92 lbs

Who Should Buy The Leesa Mattress?

leesa mattress

Back sleepers and side sleepers

One thing about the Leesa Mattress is that it offers sufficient back support. Since it is a medium-firm mattress, you won’t have to worry about your back sinking deep when you sleep. You will have sufficient support on your spine without compromising comfort.

Now, if you are the type of person who sleeps on your back, then this is the perfect option. You will feel the upper foam forming around the contours of your back. And also, if you are the type who loves to sleep on your side, then you will feel pressure being alleviated from your hips and shoulders.

Some mattresses are only suitable for those who love to sleep on their back. However, it’s common to see people toss and turn at night. For those who love to stay on their back and those who find themselves turning to one side in the middle of the night, you won’t have difficulty getting the comfort and support that you need. It means that you will feel comfortable in most positions.

Petite individuals

The Leesa Mattress being 10-inch thick, makes it perfect for someone with a small to average body frame. If you are petite to average-sized and below 200 pounds, you’d most likely enjoy the comfort of using the mattress. You will feel as if your entire back is supported. Plus, you won’t have to worry that you are sinking into the support foam layer.

Environmentally friendly consumers

A lot of consumers today are conscious of their decisions. One of the main concerns is its impact on the environment. For Leesa, they are committed to keeping a minimal carbon footprint. The Leesa Mattress is CertiPUR US certified. It means that there are no harmful chemicals harmful to one’s health, plus there are no chemicals that can damage the ozone layer.

Leesa also opts to donate the returned mattresses instead of disposing of the mattress in landfills. Not only can it alleviate people’s suffering, but it is also a more sustainable option.

People with large pets who sleep with them

Are you the type who tends to sleep with a large dog in bed? It’s a common problem that pet owners get their sleep interrupted simply by pets who are moving around at night. With the ability of the mattress to isolate motion, movement can be minimized thanks to the multiple layers of foam found in the Leesa Mattress.


Apart from pets, couples are also typically getting their sleep disrupted. Whether your partner is going to the kitchen to drink some water or simply tossing and turning at night, Leesa’s ability to isolate motion on the other side can keep you undisturbed.

Those who tend to stay in one place the entire night

Foam mattresses are known for trapping body heat and causing people waking up feeling sweaty. The lack of airflow on foams typically causes this. But with the proprietary foam LSA 200, the user can stay cool while asleep. This helps you feel more comfortable sleeping at night.

Those who are not yet sure whether or not it is the right mattress for them

If it is your first time sifting through mattress reviews, it’s not surprising if you find the process confusing. There are a lot of things to consider, and the last thing that you want is to commit to the wrong mattress for the next decade. No matter how many reviews you read, nothing can ever compare to trying out the product.

With the 100-day trial period allowed for the Leesa, you can experience the mattress and see for yourself if it is the right one for you.

Those who want something comfy but with enough support

Lastly, it is for those people who are looking to combine both comfort and support. Some mattresses are too soft, while others are too hard. With the Leesa Mattress, you get something in the middle. It gives you something comfortable and could easily mold in your contour without compromising support on the right areas of the body.

Leesa Mattress Pros and Cons



Our Leesa Mattress Ratings

The Verdict

The Leesa Mattress may not be the perfect bed-in-a-box mattress, but it’s certainly up there among the best in its class. Its universal one firmness and adaptive design surprisingly fits the needs of a lot of sleeping styles. It is the perfect mattress for people who sleep on their back and side. You get a mix of both comfort and support. You also don’t have to worry about motion transfer from pets and partners. 

As for purchase ability, it offers good value in terms of materials used, trial, warranty and other available services (such as white glove delivery). Also, if you look at how the company designed its return policy as well as their choice of materials, it proves that Leesa Sleep cares about your health, the environment, and the community, making this an overall good choice of mattress to invest in.

  • 10/10
    Comfort – 10/10
  • 10/10
    Support – 10/10
  • 9/10
    Materials – 9/10
  • 9/10
    Cooling Ability – 9/10
  • 9/10
    Edge Support – 9/10
  • 9/10
    Motion Isolation – 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sleep Trial – 8/10
  • 8/10
    Warranty – 8/10
  • 9/10
    Value For Money – 9/10

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