I recently received another popular mattress in a box, the Leesa mattress which you might have seen being advertised on TV during the summer. Leesa is an American company with huge success overseas that have entered the UK market during the last year. They make a hybrid mattress that is constructed here in Britain and is endorsed by the swimming legend, Michael Phelps! One of my friends recently bought it so I was really keen to try this myself. The mattress came few weeks ago so it was about time that I write the full review.
Leesa is made of a total of 3 layers and the mattress cover . The 3 layers are the following:
- Top Layer: A 5cm Cooling Avena foam layer which is essentially a latex foam and is designed to keeps the mattress in the right temperature.
- Middle Layer: A 5cm memory foam layer which is designed to provide pressure relief during sleep.
- Bottom Layer: A 15cm dense core support foam layer which adds strength to the mattress and works as the base of the Leesa mattress.
The mattress has a total thickness of 25cm including the lycra fabric cover which is a different approach compared to other mattress covers. Lycra is a breathing material that dries very quickly and is very strong usually but it doesn’t have the softness of cotton. However, with a nice pair of sheets you will get the good feeling you are after. The cover is removable and it is very easy to clean which is always a good thing. The cover comes in a light grey colour with four white bars being the Leesa design. I really like the design as it is both young and classy. Overall, I like the lycra approach which is geared more towards people that they don’t want to use mattress covers and they like things that are easy to maintain, just like myself!
FIRMNESS & COMFORT
The Leesa mattress feels like a medium to firm mattress so it’s a mattress that will fit most sleepers. After all, most companies go for this type of firmness to fit most needs. If we put this to a firmness scale, like I always do, with 10 being very firm, I would say that the Leesa mattress is around 6.5. So as always, I am going to talk about the different sleeping positions and how the Leesa mattress performed. When lying on it on my back, I felt welt supported and I did feel the hugging effect from the memory foam. Moreover, I felt a nice natural bounce which I personally like. This is a good element of all good memory foam mattresses. Lying sideways, the mattress maintained its shape and the sinkage was not that high so I felt that my spine was aligned properly. This is good as I tend to sleep on my side a lot! Turning to lie in the stomach position I had a good body sinkage which made me feel very comfortably and in general the support from the mattress was really good. Moving to the the edge of the mattress, Leesa maintained it’s shape and in general I felt lying on a very solid construction. This is the first hybrid of this kind (latex & memory foam) that I am trying so I was really curious to see the result and how it feels. Overall, the Leesa mattress did a good job in all the sleeping positions with the best one being the side one which is a difficult position for every mattress as the weight is concentrated in a small surface and the sinkage needs to be the right one for good spine alignment. So I definitely think that Leesa did well here.
BED TYPE COMPATIBILITY
Like most of the mattresses these days, you can place the Leesa mattress on any surface as long as it’s flat. That means that you can use your current bed base or just place it on the floor which is the norm these days here in London! If you use a slatted base, make sure there are enough slats so your mattress performs at its best. The mattress is available in a number of sizes, including EU sizes, so don’t worry if you have an IKEA bed frame like myself.
DELIVERY & PACKAGING
The Leesa mattress is delivered in a white carton box like all mattresses of this kind. They offer a Free delivery service for all sizes which is always great! I bought mine through Amazon so you have this option too. Overall, I was happy with the service that I received so no complaints here.
TRIAL PERIOD & GUARANTEE
Leesa mattress comes with a 10 year warranty which is quite standard these days. So no need to worry at all about the quality of this mattress. On top, you have 100 nights to decide whether you want to keep this mattress or not. If you are not happy, they will come and pick this up for you and refund you the full amount. So overall, Leesa is doing really well on this end.
IS THE LEESA MATTRESS FOR ME?
This is always the question I need to answer after I complete a mattress review. Of course this is the purpose of it, so I am happy to give my opinion on this mattress. The Leesa mattress is a great choice for everyone who is looking for:
- An alternative hybrid mattress which performs really well in all sleeping positions and has good edge support.
- A mattress which feels medium to firm and doesn’t get hot during the night due to the top Avena foam layer.
- A mattress designed in the US but made in the UK that comes with a great customer service and warranty.
If you are looking for a different mattress that combines the latex and memory foam technologies, then the Leesa mattress should be definitely in your list. It’s a mattress that is ideal for side sleepers but performs well for every position. Overall, a high quality mattress and a great choice!