This is our honest, independent and unbiased review of Leesa mattress. The mattress has average firmness. Iif you are really interested in heat retention, then this mattress is a good option since this has minimal heat retention and has the capacity to maintain the coolness of your sleeping surface.
- Excellent Heat Retention
Leesa is among the newest inventions in the mattress industry. It all started when the creators of Leesa experienced sleeping difficulties, and they could not search for a mattress that would meet their needs in terms of comfort and support. They decided to solve the issue on their own. Because of this, the concept of Leesa was brought into existence. One of the significant issues that the creators of Leesa encountered when buying other mattresses was the complicated purchase processing. They had observed that visiting a shop or depot, testing various alternatives, and being lingered by salespersons give them difficulties.
So, to make the process easy, Leesa creators decided to make another mattress design. They came up with an extraordinary design that provides a ‘Universal Adaptive Feel,’ and that’s one of the distinguishing factors of Leesa. The mattress can adjust to sizes and shapes of all types of sleepers. This mattress is also ideal for couples.
Leesa creators also came up with another way of merchandising their mattresses. They only sell these online. This way, customers don’t have to deal with “middleman” anymore, and this also enables customers to have direct access to the product from the manufacturer. Through the simplified process, customers are relieved from the hassle of having to deal with the pressure made by salespersons, and the overhead costs are greatly reduced.
Leesa Mattress Composition
The Leesa mattress is made up of 3 layers of foam: 2-inch Avena foam on the first layer, 2-inch contouring memory foam on the second, and 6-inch high-density support foam at the bottom. Overall, the mattress has a total thickness of 10 inches. The layers of foam easily adjust to the body’s contour and offer a cool and soft surface for sleepers.
The Topmost Layer
The first layer of the Leesa mattress is made up of 2-inch Avena foam. This foam has a similar characteristic of latex foam because this foam also has a great cooling factor, has a high bounce-back rate, and offers a high level of comfort. However, Avena is sturdier than the latex foam, so this means that this foam will last for a long period of time.
Throughout the top surface of the Avena, foam is a series of holes. This is intentionally designed to enhance the mattress’ breathability. The Avena foam itself is extremely soft and bouncy, therefore adding to the comfort that the mattress can provide to sleepers. As a whole, the first layer of the Leesa mattress is designed to give sleepers a cool surface to sleep on.
The Second Layer
The next layer of the Leesa mattress is composed of 2-inch memory foam. This layer works by providing deep compression support. Moreover, this also relieves pain caused by pressure, thereby allowing sleepers to have a comfortable sleep. It also promotes proper spine alignment regardless of the sleeping position. One of the greatest issues that Leesa creators encountered when using other mattress brands is the inadequate support that it can give for all types of sleepers. This is the primary reason why they use memory foam in the middle layer.
The Bottom Layer
The last layer of the Leesa mattress is made up of 6-inch high-density support foam. This layer serves as a base of support for the upper two layers, thereby providing enough support for the spine and the entire body. Since the high-density support foam is highly breathable, it functions together with the first and middle layers to help minimize heat retention. This way, the sleepers can enjoy a cool sleeping surface.
The three layers of the mattress are wrapped with a cover that is composed of a piece of polyester-Lycra blend cloth, which adds to the overall softness and comfort of the mattress. In contrast to other mattresses that have thick covers, this mattress has a soft and thin cover, so it allows sleepers to really feel the support and comfort that the foam offers. The edge of the cover is also seamless; thus, it has the capacity to securely hold the three foam layers.
We are committed to providing you with comprehensive information about the features and benefits of the Leesa mattress. If you’re planning to buy one, then check out this review. We conduct a thorough assessment of the mattress based on the following criteria:
The firmness of the mattress is measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the firmest and 1 being the softest. As for the Leesa mattress, we give it a rating of 6.5. This means that it has medium firmness; it is neither too soft nor too firm. The top layer, which is made up of Avena foam, contributes to the softness of the mattress.
As a whole, we have observed that the Leesa mattress provides an extraordinary level of comfort. Upon lying down, you can immediately feel the softness, smoothness, and coolness of the poly-Lycra blend cover. You can also feel the softness of the first layer, which is made up of Avena foam. This foam comfortably hugs your body. After a few minutes of lying down, the memory foam begins to conform to the weight and contour of your body, thereby providing your body with a high level of support.
The level of indentation and motion transfer also affects the capacity of the mattress to provide comfort. As for the Leesa mattress, it has an average level of indentation. This may not be a good option if you’re in search of a firm mattress, but this is great if you want to have a very soft sleeping surface. The memory foam layer is beneficial in minimizing motion transfer; therefore this mattress is great for couples. When your partner moves, you will not be disturbed while you are asleep.
As mentioned earlier, the base layer of the Leesa mattress is made up of 6-inch high-density foam. This enhances the durability and strength of the mattress. The bottom layer improves the level of support that the upper layers can provide, thereby making it firm. This layer also contributes to the capacity of the mattress to promote proper spinal alignment, thereby reducing pain that is caused by pressure. The topmost layer, which is composed of Avena foam, also impacts the capacity of the mattress to relieve pain since this foam is smooth and soft and comfortably hugs the body. The memory foam also works by conforming to the weight, size, and contour of your body, also providing you that comfortable hug. We have also observed there was a significant level of indentation of the mattress when we sat down on the edge of the bed. As a matter of fact, it was around 4-inch indentation. In addition, when we try to stand in the middle of the mattress, we have also noticed an indentation of 4 inches.
The Leesa mattress has minimal heat retention. The Avena foam that comprises the first layer is very breathable, thereby keeping the surface of the mattress cool. In addition, the Avena foam is also designed with a series of holes, which also contributes to the breathability of the mattress. The cover of the mattress that is made up of the poly-Lycra blend is also breathable and thin, thus adding to the cooling factor of the mattress. Moreover, the second and base layers are also made up of highly breathable foam. As a whole, we can say that this mattress does not absorb body heat, thereby making you comfortable while you sleep.
When a mattress gives off undesirable smell, this is referred to as off-gassing. This is the usual issue that you can encounter when purchasing mattresses that are made up of foam. This is because of the strong chemicals that are used during the manufacturing process. As for the Leesa mattress, this product has minimal off-gassing. The manufacturer of Leesa does not use any harsh chemicals such as ozone-depleting chemicals, PDBE flame retardants, mercury, and lead. This does not also contain formaldehyde, which is known to cause undesirable odor. This chemical is dangerous to your health as well. Upon opening the mattress package, we have noticed a slight odor, but it just dissipates after a few hours.
Since the Leesa mattress is made up of 3 layers of foam, it is less responsive than other brands of mattresses. Therefore, the bounce-back rate of this mattress is low, meaning you need to exert extra effort when doing intimate acts.
We can’t say that there is really a standard sleeping position. In this review, we will be presenting to you the degree of support and comfort that the Leesa mattress provides for different types of sleepers.
The Back Sleepers
Leesa mattress’ design is suitable for back sleepers because this can promote proper spine alignment. The soft Avena foam on the first layer comfortably hugs the body, making back sleepers comfortable. Moreover, the memory foam in the middle layer and the high-density foam at the base layer minimize pressure on the spine and back, thereby adding comfort for back sleepers. Remember, that this mattress is softer than other mattress brands; therefore, if you are looking for a firm one, this may not be a good option for you.
The Stomach Sleepers
Even though a few stomach sleepers like the Leesa mattress, in general, we believe that this is not suitable for those people who are used to sleep on their stomachs. Since this mattress indents too much, it may give discomfort to stomach sleepers especially those who have more than average weight.
The Side Sleepers
Similar to stomach sleepers, the Leesa mattress may not be suitable for side sleepers as well because of its softness and sinkage factor. If you’re looking for a mattress that can give you a comfortable hug, this may be a good choice for you. However, because it’s too soft, it may not give enough support to your spine, thereby making you uncomfortable.
The bed frame that you’re using highly affects the level of support and comfort that the mattress provides. As for the Leesa mattress, it is best to use a sturdy, flat, and firm foundation. This way you can really get the maximum benefits that this mattress can provide. We highly recommend using a slatted or solid foundation for this mattress. Do not use slats that have wide separations since this cannot give enough support for the mattress.
It is also best to place the mattress on the floor, as this can serve as a stable foundation, thereby allowing you to experience the maximum benefits that the mattress can provide.