Leesa Mattress Review (2024)

Grace Struth

Sleep Content Lead

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Leesa Original

Made in United States
Queen $1,569
Our Rating
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Informed by third-party engineer testing commissioned by GoodMorning.com.
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5.4 /10

Foam Mattress With Limited Cooling Features

Leesa Original is an American-made foam mattress from Leesa. It comes with cooling gel foam and a breathable cover, and offers good pressure-point relief. A queen-size Leesa Original mattress costs $1,569.

Compared to competing foam mattress brands like Douglas, Leesa is more expensive and offers less value. Leesa’s 100-night sleep trial and 10-year warranty are only average. The mattress also lacks additional features that might help to justify its relatively high price.

Overall, although Leesa has some good features, it doesn’t do everything it can to ensure a restful night’s sleep.

Looking for a mattress with a longer sleep trial, warranty, and a better price? Meet Douglas.

Read Douglas Review

 

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Leesa Mattress Sizes & Prices

SizePriceDimensionsWeight

Twin

$1,099

75″ x 39″ x 10″

45 lb

Twin XL

$1,149

80″ x 39″ x 10″

48 lb

Full / Double

$1,429

75″ x 54″ x 10″

56 lb

Queen

$1,569

80″ x 60″ x 10″

71 lb

King

$1,979

80″ x 76″ x 10″

90 lb

California King

$1,979

84″ x 72″ x 10″

92 lb

Get more features for less money when you choose Douglas.

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Delivery, Sleep Trial & Returns

Leesa will deliver your mattress directly to your door via FedEx. Shipping is free for most regions in Canada, but additional fees may apply if you live in a remote area. Leesa gives a delivery timeline of 5–9 business days.

The mattress will arrive rolled and compressed in a cardboard box. After unrolling and removing the protective plastic layer, the mattress will expand to its 10″ height within a few hours. However, the FAQ section on the company’s website states that Leesa mattresses might take a few days to reach their optimal firmness.

You have a 100-night sleep trial to determine whether or not you want to keep your Leesa Original after it arrives on your doorstep. However, you will need to wait 30 days before the company will accept your mattress for a return. Returns come with a full refund and free pickup service.

Leesa offers an industry-average 10-year limited manufacturer’s warranty. This warranty covers defects in workmanship and materials only. It doesn’t cover any damage the mattress receives while shipping, or any other incidental damage. This is concerning, given the state our mattress box arrived in.

Compared to competing mattress brands like Douglas, Leesa’s sleep trial and warranty period are only average. Douglas’s 365-night sleep trial gives you much more time to get to know your mattress before committing to a purchase. Its 20-year warranty also means your mattress is protected by the manufacturer for its full lifetime.

 

Courier

FedEx

Shipping Cost

Free

Shipping Time

5–9 business days

Sleep Trial Nights

100

Warranty Years

10

Return Ease

Full refund; free pickup service


 

Leesa Mattress Construction

HeightLayersCertiPUR-US® CertifiedMachine-Washable Cover

10″

3

Yes

No

Leesa Original stands 10″ tall and has 3 layers of foam. All foam used is CeriPUR-US® certified. Leesa does not publicly disclose the densities of the foams used.

  • Layer 1: The top (comfort) layer is 2″ of cooling gel foam. This foam conforms the most to your body’s shape as you lie on the mattress, and actively wicks heat away from your body while you’re lying down.
  • Layer 2: The middle (transition) layer is 2″ of contouring memory foam. This denser middle layer also contours to your body’s shape, and prevents you from feeling the denser support layer below.
  • Layer 3: The bottom (support) layer is 6″ of high-density base support foam. This layer gives the mattress most of its bulk, and stops you from sinking too deeply into your bed when lying down.

The exterior cover on Leesa Original is made of 60% polyester and 40% rayon, while the inside is 100% cotton. Although there’s a zipper, the cover can’t be removed and isn’t machine washable.

Consider Douglas with its layer of cooling gel foam and machine-washable cover.

Read Douglas Review


Mattress Performance Results

7.0 /10

Firmness

In third-party engineer testing (commissioned by us), Leesa scored 7.0/10 for firmness. This places the mattress in the firm category, making it notably firmer than the “relaxed firm” description for this mattress on Leesa’s American website.

This level of firmness can be comfortable for back and stomach sleepers. However, if you sleep on your side, you might notice pressure on your shoulder and hip.

(Looking for something a bit softer? Douglas Original‘s 6.7/10 firmness score translates to a medium-firm feel that’s ideal for all sleep styles, giving you the comfortable, restful sleep you deserve.)


7.0 /10

Edge Support

Leesa scored 7.0/10 for edge support in third-party testing. This is a very good score for a foam mattress. You can sit on the edge or sleep farther away from the middle of the mattress without sinking too much into the sidewalls.

(Sometimes, a little extra support can make a big difference. Sit and sleep better with Douglas Original‘s 7.8/10 edge support score.)


7.2 /10

Motion Isolation

Leesa scored 7.2/10 on motion isolation in third-party testing, which is a very good score. You should be able to rest comfortably without noticing most of your partner’s nighttime movements.

(Need a mattress that does more to keep you from noticing your partner’s tossing and turning? With its motion isolation score of 8.3/10, Douglas Original helps you both sleep peacefully.)


3.0 /10

Bounce

Leesa scored 3.0/10 for bounce, which is a fairly low score. Because this mattress has a fair bit of “hug,” you may find you have trouble changing positions or getting out of bed.

(Douglas Original has a bounce score of 3.1/10 and a layer of responsive Elastex® foam, giving you low bounce with enough spring to easily get out of bed.)


Company Background

LaunchedCompany HQOwnershipBBB RatingTrustpilot Rating

2014

Virginia, USA

Private

“A+” (accredited)

“Great”

Based in Virginia, USA, Leesa is a bed-in-a-box company owned by 3Z Brands, which is backed by the private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management. The company was originally founded in 2014 by David Wolfe and Jamie Diamonstein, and was acquired by 3Z Brands in 2023.

Leesa is known for its philanthropic endeavours, including a standing policy of donating one mattress to a family in need for every 10 that the company sells. The company states on its website that it has donated over 40,000 mattresses to charitable causes. Leesa’s customer service team confirmed that a number of these mattresses were originally returned by customers.

The company maintains a rating of “A+” (accredited) rating on the Better Business Bureau, but has no customer reviews at the time of writing. Leesa is also rated “Great” on Trustpilot based on 79 reviews. Despite these high ratings, reviews on Trustpilot and Amazon describe negative experiences with Leesa’s customer service. Some shoppers have reported sagging and degradation in their Leesa mattresses within 1-2 years of their purchase.

Get the mattress with over 14,000 five-star reviews.

Read Douglas Review

Should You Buy Leesa Original?

Leesa Original has a few good qualities, but it lacks many features other foam mattresses have—especially considering its higher-than-average price tag. Leesa’s 100-night sleep trial and 10-year warranty are only industry average, too. We recommend Douglas Original instead.

At just $799 for a queen size, Douglas Original comes with a 365-night sleep trial and a 20-year warranty. Your purchase also includes a machine-washable cover and a free bedding bundle, giving your new bed lasting value.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Leesa mattresses good?

Leesa mattresses are decent, but they lack features compared to competing brands like Douglas. Douglas Original earns top scores for its use of high-quality, eco-conscious construction, overall comfort, and excellent value at just $799 for a queen size.

Where can I buy a Leesa mattress in Canada?

You can buy Leesa mattresses from the company’s Canadian website. Shipping is free to most regions in Canada, but you might have to pay more if you live in a remote area.

Who owns the Leesa mattress company?

Leesa is owned by 3Z Brands, which acquired Leesa in 2023. 3Z Brands is backed by private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management.

Where are Leesa mattresses made?

Leesa mattresses are made in the United States.

How long do Leesa mattresses last?

Leesa offers a 10-year warranty for its mattresses, so your Leesa mattress should last that long. However, some customers have reported that the mattress can sag and degrade well before this warranty expires—sometimes in as little as 1-2 years after purchase.

Can you flip a Leesa mattress?

No, you can’t flip a Leesa mattress. Like most modern mattresses, Leesa mattresses are designed to be oriented one way only.

How do you wash a Leesa mattress cover?

The Leesa mattress cover is not machine washable. The company recommends spot-cleaning the mattress with a mild detergent only.

Do Leesa mattresses have fiberglass?

No, Leesa mattresses don’t have fiberglass. To meet fire safety regulations, Leesa mattresses instead use a barrier made using chemical-free rayon fiber.

What Leesa mattress alternatives should I consider?

We think you should consider a competing mattress Douglas Original. At $799 for a queen size, Douglas features cooling gel foam, a moisture-wicking cover that’s also machine washable, a 365-night sleep trial, and a 20-year warranty. Best of all, your purchase comes with a free bedding bundle, which includes pillows, sheets, a mattress protector, and pillow protectors—saving you the hassle of purchasing new bedding.

 

You May Prefer Our Top Pick 2024

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2021 Product of the Year™

Voted the top choice overall in the Mattress-in-a-Box category through a survey of 4,000 Canadians by Kantar.

The award-winning and Canadian-made Douglas mattresses offer unbeatable value and include: FREE bedding bundle, a 365-night sleep trial, and cooling gel foams for optimal comfort.

LIMITED TIME OFFER!
FREE Comfort Sleep Bundle, plus SAVE 50% on Down Alternative Duvets with mattress purchase!
Sale ends July 19th. See website for details >
Queen $799
Shop Now