If you’re looking for a high quality of mattress for a value price you’ve come to the right article because here I’m reviewing the Studio Mattress by Leesa.
I’m gonna talk about its construction, my experience with it, who it’s a good fit for and who it’s not a good fit for.
At the end of the article I’ll be answering frequently asked questions about the Studio mattress.
Let’s get started.
Studio comes from Leesa and it’s a more affordable streamlined version of the Leesa mattress.
As a personal fan of the Original Leesa mattress, I was excited to try out the Studio for myself and see how it performed.
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Let’s talk about the construction of the Studio mattress.
First off it’s 10 inches thick. Starting on top and working our way down.
On top is a nice knit cover, which is very breathable and soft.
Top layer is an inch and a half of memory foam. It’s a little bit more responsive than standard memory foam, so it has a little bit of that slow-moving feel, but definitely bounces back into place, not too slowly. It’s also supposed to be more breathable to help with some airflow in the top of the mattress.
Below that you’re gonna have a transition layer. It’s a little bit more responsive and bouncing. The top two layers together are pretty responsive overall.
Below that you can have a standard base poly foam.
What does all that mean?
As you can see it’s a pretty simple straightforward mattress, kind of a standard design. memory foam on top, transition layer and standard base poly foam layer.
Probably not the best match for larger people because they’re gonna press through these thinner comfort layers on top, feel more of the support layer beneath that.
Now speaking of cooling, shouldn’t be sleeping too hot? There are breathable foam and breathable cover on the top, but super hot sleepers probably gonna want to find something with coils in it.
Last but not least, speaking of durability. It might not be the most durable mattress. The density of the foams on the top is only two and a half pounds. So not super low density, but not the highest density either.
Firmness and Feel
Let’s now talk about firmness and feel.
In terms of firmness, I put this mattress at about a seven and a half out of ten. It’s firmer than average. I will note though that a larger person, about 250 pounds, is gonna press pretty far in this mattress, feeling some pretty serious firmness, specifically when sleeping on the side.
If you’re a lighter person though, you might find this mattress to be even softer. If you’re larger, it might feel even firmer to you.
In terms of feel, it has slow moving memory foam feel on top of the mattress. Easy to press my hand in it, moves back into place, not too slowly. But it has a little bit of that slow moving memory foam feel on top of the mattress.
In terms of bounce, I did a test with a small ball. When I dropped it, not too much bounce at all, the ball kind of dies on the mattress. That lets me know, it’s not going to be super easy to move around on this mattress.
Now I’ll talk about how I feel in different sleeping positions on the Studio mattress.
First off, starting on my back. It’s pretty good match for me. A nice balance of comfort and support. My hips sinking that top memory foam layer, but not too far. Some good lumbar support, good overall support. A pretty good match for back sleeping.
Moving to my side. Not the best match for me. I’m a little bit larger person and I’m pressing pretty far into this mattress, right through those comfort layers on top. I fell some pretty serious pressure on my shoulders and my hips.
If you’re a lighter side sleeper, you might feel better pressure relief than I did.
Moving to my stomach, not quite supportive enough for someone of my weight. I think if you’re a lighter stomach sleeper, you could get enough support on this mattress. If you’re heavier stomach sleeper, like myself, probably not the best match for you.
If you sleep with a partner, you definitely want to think about motion transfer. Basically lying down on one side of the mattress, and your partner is around on the other side, are you gonna feel that motion or not.
To test out the motion transfer on the Studio mattress, I placed a glass of water in the center. Pressing the other areas, trying to make a disturbance and I’m not seeing too much disturbance in the water.
We got some soft memory foam right on top of this mattress, and it definitely isolated that motion pretty well.
Next, I laid down on one side of the mattress, while my wife got in and out of bed, moved around on the other side of the mattress, I didn’t feel too many of her movements transfer to my side. Overall I think it’s a pretty good option for couples.
If you sleep with a partner and you like sleeping towards the edge of the mattress, you definitely want to think about edge support.
If you’re sitting down near the edge of the mattress, or if you’re lying down at the edge of the mattress, do you feel secure or more like you are gonna roll off and onto the floor?
When I am sitting down near the edge of the Studio mattress by Leesa, it is collapsing quite a bit, but I definitely feel secure enough to lean over and tie my shoes. So not too bad when I’m sitting down.
Now lying down on this mattress, I am rolling around the edge, I definitely don’t feel like I’m going to roll off the mattress. So it’s actually a pretty decent edge support for matters of this kind.
Now I’ll talk about the pros. Who I think the Studio mattress might be good fit for?
I think it is a very good match for lightweight sleepers, like children, teenagers and lightweight adults. It’s a pretty simple mattress but should be a good balance of comfort and support for lightweight sleepers.
Also if you like more of that slow-moving memory foam feel, you will get a little bit of that with the Studio mattress from Leesa.
If you like to slowly sink into your mattress, you get a little bit of that on top of this mattress.
And then last but not least, if you’re looking for more affordable mattress, Studio is definitely a good option for you. Right now without discounts under $700 for a queen size.
So a very good deal for a high-quality mattress, like Studio.
Now let’s talk about cons. Who I think the Studio might not be the best fit for.
First off, probably not the best match for heavier people. Larger people usually need a more substantial mattress with coils, more supportive materials. You really don’t get that with the Studio mattress from Leesa.
Also if you want a mattress with more bounce, with more response, you’re probably going to want to look elsewhere as well. Because of two layers of memory foam in this mattress, it definitely is a little bit more slow-moving, not too easy to move around on this mattress.
And then last but not least, if you want more of an advanced mattress, more of a high-end mattress, probably not the best match for you. This is a more affordable, value mattress. If you want something more substantial, you’re probably going to want to look elsewhere.
If you’re taking a look at the Studio mattress, you might want to know how it compares to the Original Leesa mattress.
Let’s talk about that right now.
First off, in terms of construction, they’re actually pretty similar. Both have three layers, but materials found in those layers are going to be different.
The Studio mattress is all memory foam. With the Leesa Original, you have the proprietary LSA200 foam on top, then memory foam, then poly foam. That LSA200 foam is going to be more responsive than what you find in the top of the Studio mattress, so definitely a more responsive mattress.
There are also some firmness differences.
In my experience, the Studio is close to a seven and a half at a ten. Definitely firmer than average. The Leesa Original is close to a six and a half out of ten. It’s more medium in terms of firmness.
Now because of that, they’re a better match for different types of people.
The Studio mattress is a better match for lightweight people and those who are looking for more of a value, a better deal.
For those who are looking for something a little bit more substantial, I think larger people, and especially side sleepers, are probably going to want to look at the Original Leesa mattress.
The Studio mattress is a bed in the box mattress and it is going to show up at your house in a cardboard box.
How do you unbox it? It’s very easy.
First off, ask a friend for help getting that box inside and into your bedroom. Once you’ve done that, open up the top of the box, take out your rolled up mattress, put it on to your frame or foundation.
Now you’re ready to start cutting through the layers of plastic, but do this carefully, don’t do too quickly. You don’t want to damage your brand-new mattress.
Once you’ve cleared away all the plastic, this matters is going to expand. Give it about 24 to 48 hours to completely expand and off gas. Then you’re ready to go.
I want to give you some additional information with the Studio mattress from Leesa.
First off, it comes with free shipping and returns, a 10 year warranty, a hundred nights sleep trial.
I want to answer some frequently asked questions about the Studio mattress.
Is the Studio by Leesa a good mattress?
In my experience it definitely is a good mattress, but it’s definitely about what you’re looking for. So if you want something more substantial, more high-end, probably not the best match for you. But if you want something for a lightweight sleeper, something that is a good value, definitely good option for you.
How much does a Studio mattress costs?
It ranges in price from around $499 for a twin size, up to around $899 for a king or California king size.
Do you need a box spring with the Studio by Leesa?
According to the company, you do not need a box spring with this mattress. You can put it right on a firmer foundation without a box-spring.
Does the Studio mattress sleep hot?
In my experience it did not sleep too hot, but if you’re a really hot sleep or you overheat at night often, you probably want to find a mattress with coils and some more cooling materials on top of that.
In the end I think the Studio mattress is a very good option for lightweight sleepers, those who like a little bit of that memory foam feel and those who are looking for a value. However, larger people and those who are looking for more of a high-end mattress are probably gonna want to look elsewhere.
That’s it for my review of the Leesa Studio mattress.
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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.