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I received a free Leesa Mattress to review on The Sleep Sherpa. I had the opportunity to speak with one of the Founders of the Leesa Mattress Company who really knows mattresses and wanted to enhance the experience of mattress buyers at an extremely competitive price. They do this by cutting out the middle man, the mattress store. This allows them to give you a better quality mattress than what you will find in a typical mattress store at less than half the price! It’s a remarkable bargain. Leesa is now the offiicial Michael Phelps Mattress. Yes, that Michael Phelps!

Best of all you get 100 nights to try it for free. They have a no hassle return policy where they arrange a pickup of the mattress and haul it out for you for free with a full refund!

Here’s my experience with the Leesa Mattress from start to finish. It was a fun and easy!

How to Buy a Leesa Mattress

Purchasing the Leesa Mattress was a seamless experience.  Just pick your size, enter your address and credit card info and presto! a new mattress in a tidy little box arrives at your doorstep in about a week. You get tracking information once your mattress ships so that you know when to expect it at your doorstep. Very convenient for knowing when to ditch your old mattress or at least get it out of the way for the upgrade. The mattress arrives in a box which makes it easy to transport to any room in your house without worrying about moving furniture or navigating narrow corridors.

Unboxing the Leesa Mattress. How soon can you sleep on it?

Here’s a video of me unboxing the Leesa Mattress. It’s super easy and fun! It decompresses to full size in about 2 minutes. You can hear the air coming in through the plastic as you open it. Sort of like squishing a marshmallow and letting go.


Sleep Expereince

My first impression of sleeping on the Leesa Mattress is that is has a really soft top layer. Softer than Tuft&Needle and Yogabed so if you like a softer mattress, this is it! There is a little bit more bounce to the Leesa Bed so make sure you are aware of that. However, that makes it good for other activities.  The Leesa Mattress sort of hugs your body which makes it extra cozy but it bounces back into shape quickly so unlike memory foam you don’t find yourself digging out of the bed. The bed is also firm enough so that you don’t feel like you will roll off or disturb your partner.

When sleeping on the Leesa bed you get a sort of floating sensation. It almost feels like you’re weightless because there aren’t any pressure points to wake you up in the middle of the night. The mattress cradles your body and provides the perfect distribution of comfort and support throughout the night. I am a stomach sleeper so I have a very high standard for pressure points.

Unlike a traditional memory foam mattress you won’t find yourself trying to dig out of an impression if you wake up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

I also really like the aesthetics of the Leesa Bed. It’s a beautiful soft and silky cover although you won’t be seeing it often underneath sheets and/or mattress protector. The cover is removable with a zipper underneath the mattress that goes all the way around to it’s easy to remove and wash if you like.


With each mattress I get,  I do my own bowling ball test. Check out what happens when I toss my 14 lb. bowling ball on the Leesa Mattress.  You can see that it has lots of bounce and quickly goes back into shape. You get the best of a spring mattress without the springs and the best of a memory foam mattress without the lasting impressions.

 

leesa ruler
Here’s my bowling ball ruler test for the Leesa mattress. It has some give to it but it bounces back into shape very quickly! Perfect for people that do not want a stiff, hard mattress.

 

Leesa mattress construction and technology. Avena Foam

I really like the trademark Avena foam inside the Leesa Mattress. It makes it not only the coolest looking but also the coolest sleeping mattress I’ve slept on and that’s critical for a good nights sleep.

Leesa Mattress Insides|
Note the thick top layer of Avena Cooling Foam. This is what gives the Leesa Mattress its unique bouncy soft feel that you won’t find anywhere else.

Leesa Avena Foam

Here’s another view from the top of the Leesa Avena Foam. Looks like Swiss cheese!

 

Leesa inside picture

The polyester fabric lycra blend cover feels silky smooth and cool. It is very supple so you really get a feel for the actual mattress. Often mattresses have thick covers that stiffen the overall feel of the mattress.

Remember, you get a 100 night satisfaction guarantee. If you don’t like it they will give you a FULL REFUND and make the return process hassle free which means no trips to the post office or anything like that. It’s like they bring the showroom to you!

Here’s their return policy from the Leesa website:

First, try your Leesa for at least 30 nights. This allows your body ample time to adjust to the feel of a new mattress.

We’re confident you’ll love your Leesa but if you don’t, you have up to 100 nights to let us know. There are zero return fees and you do not have to worry about fitting your Leesa back in the box. We’ll arrange to have your mattress picked up from your home with no additional effort or cost on your part. We do our best to locate a charity in your community otherwise we coordinate your pick up with our recycle partner. Then we refund your purchase in full.

My Leesa Mattress Recommendation

I couldn’t recommend the Leesa Mattress more. I have slept on beds in excess of $3,500 and the Leesa Mattress provides just as much if not more comfort at a fraction of the price with a better warranty/trial period!

If you are new to memory foam or just unsure about which mattress to purchase. The Leesa is a safe bet. There’s no risk so you can just try it for free to see if memory foam is right for you. The vast majority of people that go with a Leesa, love it. So chances are you will too! If not, you then have a point of reference to work from and I can help guide to you the perfect one.

Leesa Girl

Leesa was recently named the official mattress of the Washington Redskins. Additionally, Michael Phelps is the official brand ambassador for the Leesa Mattress. Watch him dive into a Leesa on their website.

 Learn More About Leesa and get the Best Deal on a Leesa

If you live in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area please visit the Sleep Sherpa Showroom to try out the Leesa Mattress. The Leesa is also available to ty out at West Elm furniture stores.

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Leesa

Leesa
90

Motion Transfer

9/10

    Affordability

    9/10

      Softness

      10/10

        Off Gassing

        9/10

          Trial Period

          9/10

            Pros

            • Looks Great
            • Affordable
            • Soft
            • Lots of bounce
            • Very Reputable Company
            • Free shipping in US & Canada

            Cons

            • Some off gassing

            11 thoughts on “Leesa Mattress Review Luxury in a Box?”

              1. Nest Bedding has a monthly payment plan through their website, just select, “Financing with Affirm” at checkout. Leesa does not have financing.

              1. There is some off gassing with this bed but it’s really not that bad. The smell dramatically dissipated after 24 hours and was completely gone after about 4 days.

            1. Mary we bought a Love Bed (king/medium) and it is the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. It had almost zero smell right out of the bag. My said she smelt a very mild aroma for an hour or so but I couldn’t smell anything.

              We also bought a Leesa for one of our spare bedrooms to try out but have not yet slept on it. Cannot comment on the smell either because it’s still in the box while we finish remodeling that room.

            2. I’m trying to decide between the Leesa and the Alexander Signature beds. My wife and I like the feel of the Tempurpedic Tempur-Flex Supreme hybrid mattress because of the soft support and slight spring that the coils offer. Would either of these mattresses be at all comparable, understanding that neither have any springs like the Tempurpedic hybrid does?

            3. hi I am sensitive to smell… is the off gasing dueto toxic yucky chemicals as in very commercial mattress… serta ,posturpedic etc.. I had to drag my mattress out side for a couple of weeks of sunshine and air…hope yours is better than those…in the off gasing dept..

            4. Not for heavier people!!
              My husband and I have been using this mattress since we bought it in August (for 5 months). And last night was the last night I will sleep on it. My husband weighs about 200 pounds, I weigh about 130. When we sleep on this mattress, a crevice is created around my husband and I find myself rolling downward. I have to sleep right on the edge of the bed to get any level ground and then I’m almost hanging off the bed. It’s horrible. Maybe for a couple who are both my size it would work, but if one or both of you is a larger person, this is NOT the mattress for you and I would recommend instead a spring/coil mattress.

            5. Katie thanks for stating that, seems any bed is that way, I’m heavier than my husband but some reason he causes me to roll towards him. I’m in search for a bed that is affordable and cooler and firm I have a horrible back. EDS and the bed most EDS’ers love is not in production any longer.

            6. Motion Transfer

              7.90

              Affordability

              5.70

              Softness

              8.90

              Off Gassing

              7.40

              Trial Period

              10.00

              Definitely does sink in a bit to an uncomfortable amount during the night.
              I’d like to see the heat test on this one.

              It’s definitely very hot, I have to sleep with the AC on all night.

              Other than that, the pressure points have disappeared and I don’t wake up aching at all.

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