In this article I’ll be reviewing Leesa Hybrid mattress.
Leesa is a company near and dear to my heart because they work hard to donate a ton of mattresses to families in need every year. You can learn a little more about that on their website.
If giving back is important to you and you like the feel of a balanced hybrid mattress, the Leesa Hybrid might be the bed for you.
To help you decide if it could meet your needs, I have conducted some tests to give you an idea of what it might feel like to sleep on the Leesa Hybrid mattress.
I’ll also discuss which sleeping positions this bed might work best for, take a look at the materials it’s made with and finally take a look at the pros and cons of this mattress.
Let’s jump into my Leesa hybrid review.
Table of Contents
Feel & Firmness
I’m going to start out by first telling you a little bit about how this mattress feels. I do want to note that feel is a pretty subjective measure. It’s gonna vary based on your body weight, your body type and your preferred sleeping position.
Just for reference, I found this mattress to be on the softer side. I gave it about a 6 out of 10 on the mattress firmness scale. For your reference a 6.5 out of 10 is the industry standard for a medium firm mattress.
What a six is going to mean is that this is just a touch on the softer side of medium firm. I would say a medium soft mattress is how I would describe this feeling.
When I laid on this mattress, I felt a little bit of nice pressure relieving hug, but not super deep plush body contouring. If you’re looking for a bed that offers a ton of deep sinkage, the Leesa Hybrid is probably not for you.
But I will say it did offer me the body contouring I really like as a side sleeper, so I think if you’re someone who’s just looking for a little bit of hug, the Leesa Hybrid should feel pretty comfortable.
I laid on this Leesa in all of the different sleeping positions.
On my back, I felt pretty comfortable and supported. On my side, I felt that nice pressure relief I mentioned earlier, especially around my shoulders and my hips. I think side sleepers and back sleepers are going to be comfortable on this bed.
And then if you are a stomach sleeper, when I laid on the Leesa on my stomach, I felt my hips sinking into that mattress just a little bit, which I don’t think is a great sign for you.
If your hips sink too far into your mattress when you sleep on your stomach, you’re going to end up bending your spine out of alignment, which can lead to some pain over time.
If you’re a combo sleeper who doesn’t mind a little bit of sinkage, you should be pretty comfortable on this Leesa. But if you’re looking for something super bouncy, super responsive, you might want to opt for a more traditional inner spring bed or maybe a latex mattress.
I also ran a few tests to give you a more objective view of what this Leesa Hybrid might feel like to you.
First up is my pressure map test.
I put a pressure map down on the mattress and lay down in a few different positions. The map range from blue in low pressure areas to red in high pressure areas.
Here are my results.
Starting on my back, the map is all blue, except by my heels which are very bony. I felt really comfortable on the Leesa on my back. I felt that nice blend of pressure relief and support that I look for back sleepers.
I think on this mattress your spine is going to stay in a nice straight line, so you’re really going to get that alignment you need on the Leesa.
Moving on to my side, there was some light green around my shoulders and hips on this map, which I do think is about standard for most mattresses.
On my side, I felt really comfortable on this Leesa. It gives me what I look for around my shoulders and hips and I know that I won’t be waking up stiff or sore after a night on a mattress.
I would say if you are a side sleeper, the Leesa Hybrid is probably going to be a very good fit for you.
Moving on to my stomach, this map is all blue. But I don’t think that tells the whole story. When I laid on the Leesa on my stomach, like I said earlier, I did feel my hips sinking into the mattress a little bit. Over time that little curve in your spine can lead to pain.
I would say if you’re a stomach sleeper, you might want to avoid the Leesa Hybrid and opt for a firmer bed.
Next up is my bounce test. This is where I check to see how much mobility a mattress provides.
This is a measure of whether or not you’re going to feel stuck in the mattress when you’re starting to roll around and change positions at night.
I’ll say I did not have a hard time changing positions on this Leesa at all. When I bounced my steel ball, there was a pretty good bounce there.
But I also didn’t find this bed super bouncy or super responsive. If you’re really looking for a ton of lift and bounce, I would opt for a bouncier bed, maybe a latex or inner spring bed.
But if you’re a back and side combination sleeper, and you don’t mind a little bit of sinkage, I think you’re going to be happy on this Leesa Hybrid, because you’re gonna get the pressure relief of the memory foam layers in this mattress that you really need around your shoulders and hips, but you’re not gonna feel too stuck in the bed and sacrifice all of the responsiveness and mobility that you’re really looking for.
Next up I performed a motion transfer test.
I used a seismometer to measure the motion transfer on the Leesa Hybrid. If you sleep with a partner, this is a measure of whether or not you’re going to feel disturbed when they get out of bed at night or they roll around and change positions.
I would say based on my results, the Leesa Hybrid has about a standard motion transfer score. If you sleep with a partner who rolls around and changes positions at night, you’re probably not going to feel too disturbed by that. Your partner will most likely interact with the memory foam layer of this bed, which is really going to absorb that motion.
On the other hand, if you have a pet that jumps onto the bed pretty often or someone is getting in and out of the bed, you’re probably going to notice that on the Leesa Hybrid. The pocketed coil layer on this bed does provide some bounce and someone getting in and out of the bed is really going to be interacting with those coils, so you’re probably going to notice that motion.
Next up we have the edge support test.
This is a measure of whether you’re going to be able to sleep all the way on the edge of this bed without feeling like the mattress is collapsing underneath you.
A bed with good edge support is a really great bed for couples because they’re going to be able to spread out over the entire surface area of their mattress, without feeling it’s going to collapse under their weight.
That can actually make a mattress feel a little bit bigger. when it has a strong edge.
I would say i was pleasantly surprised by the edge support on the Leesa Hybrid.
I sat on the edge of this bed, I rolled all the way to the edge of this bed and I did not feel it collapsing under my weight.
A pocketed coil layer in this bed extends all the way to the edge of the mattress, so it’s really going to do a nice job holding up under your body weight.
I would say overall strong edge support on this mattress.
To give you an even better idea of what the Leesa Hybrid is like, I’ve peeled back the cover to take a look at some of the layers inside this bed.
I’ll start off with quilted cover. It’s a really soft, cozy feeling knit blend that I like a lot. I also like the stripes on this mattress. I think it looks cute.
Below that we have our comfort layer, which is actually a combination of memory foam and hole punch poly foam.
At the top is the hole-punched poly foam, which is a pretty responsive feeling foam, not the most responsive poly foam I’ve ever felt, but still has a nice bit of lift to it.
Below that is going to be a nice body contouring memory foam layer. That’s where a lot of that pressure relief and hug is going to come in. I think side sleepers especially are really going to appreciate that nice layer of memory foam.
Below that we have a transition layer. It’s just a little bit of nice, dense polyfoam to help ease you down onto the support layer which are pocketed coils.
This support layer is made of fabric-wrapped pocketed coils. That fabric wrapping is a pretty nice feature because it’s going to really encourage air flow throughout the mattress. This is going to sleep a bit cooler than a typical memory foam mattress, which is a nice perk for hot sleepers., but really anyone.
The fabric wrapping also means that these coils are going to move individually, which is going to really help isolate motion on this mattress, which is a nice perk for couples or anyone who sleeps with a kid or a pet.
One last thing I’ll note about the construction of this mattress is that the coils do come all the way out to the edges of this mattress, which is a really nice feature because it’s going to provide that nice strong edge support that a lot of people look for in their bed.
Pros and Cons
Before I wrap up, I want to give you my personal pros and cons of the Leesa Hybrid mattress.
First up some reasons I think this could be a good mattress for you.
If you’re a side sleeper, I think you’re going to be really happy on the Leesa Hybrid. It really offered me the pressure relief I need around my shoulders and my hips to feel comfortable.
Next up, if you’re a back sleeper, I think the Leesa Hybrid could really work for you. The pocketed coils and the foam layers really interact to create a nice balance between pressure relief and support that I think is really great for these folks.
Finally if you’re a member of a couple, I think you may want to take a look at the Leesa hybrid. It has great edge support, pretty decent motion isolation, so I think you’re gonna feel pretty happy on this bed. You can really spread out over the whole surface area of the mattress and you probably won’t be too disturbed by a partner who’s tossing and turning at night.
But I don’t think this mattress is gonna be a perfect fit for everybody. Here are some of the reasons you might not like this bed.
If you’re a stomach sleeper, I think the Leesa Hybrid is going to be just a touch too soft for you. I would really recommend stomach sleepers look for a firmer mattress.
On the flip side of that, if you’re someone who’s looking for an ultra plush mattress with tons of deep sinkage, I don’t think you’re gonna get what you’re looking for from the Leesa Hybrid. You do have a little bit of nice hug but you’re gonna feel more on top of than stuck in this bed.
Finally if you’re someone who’s looking for a super bouncy hybrid mattress, I would say this Leesa is not going to be responsive enough for you. I would recommend you look for something with some latex foam layers, in addition to pocketed coils.
I want to answer some of the most frequently asked questions.
Does the Leesa Hybrid need a box spring?
No, Leesa actually recommends you don’t use a traditional box spring with this bed. The Leesa hybrid was designed to work on a solid foundation or a slatted bed frame. But if you do have a box spring, you can add a bunky board to the top of it and it should support the Leesa Hybrid just fine.
Can you flip the Leesa Hybrid?
You cannot flip this bed. There are no comfort foams on the bottom of the mattress. If you’re worried about wear, you can rotate it 180 degrees every six months or so.
How long will the Leesa Hybrid last?
I would recommend checking any hybrid mattress for signs of sagging after about five to seven years. I would do the same with this Leesa.
If you are interested in buying the Leesa Hybrid, I want to give you a brief overview of the company policies.
Leesa offers a 100 night sleep trial, so you can test this mattress out at home for over three months before you decide whether or not to keep it.
This mattress comes with a 10 year warranty, so if it is damaged, Leesa may replace it for you free of charge.
Shipping is free and the mattress is delivered compressed in a box.
It is available in six sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king and Cal king.
Prices depend on the size you choose and they range from $1099 to $1999. However, Leesa often offers discounts so be sure to check their website for the current pricing.
You can typically save between $150 and $300.
At the time of writing this article, 449 out of 526 (85%) reviewers recommend this product.
That’s it for my Leesa Hybrid Review.
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Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.