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Last Updated: September 2021

Leesa Mattress Review – The Best Mattress for the Money? (Updated Sept. 2021)

HGTV’s Courtney Favini Lichty Tests the Highly-praised Leesa Hybrid Mattress

At The Fascination, there are two things we absolutely love: great brands and good sleep.  When it comes to delivering both, Leesa Sleep (just ask our founders) is the brand to beat. Since we’re already superfans of the Leesa brand and it’s line of handcrafted, sleep-saving mattresses and accessories, we sent the brand’s bestselling model, the Leesa Hybrid Mattress, to interior designer and stylist Courtney Favini Lichty for an unbiased, expert opinion on the Leesa Sleep experience.

Courtney’s work has been featured in Domino, Lonny, MyDomaine, and Style by Emily Henderson, but most prominently, you can catch many of her designs on HGTV’s Restored by the Fords.

In this review, Courtney shares her Leesa Hybrid Mattress hot takes, and offers her thoughts on how the Leesa Hybrid can bring better, higher-quality sleep into any home.

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With it’s premium cooling top foam, contouring memory foam core and supportive base (either coils or foam) Leesa has perfected a feel that works for a variety of sleepers and sizes. Whether you’re a back, stomach or side sleeper, you can expect significant pressure relief and deeper sleep versus your tired old mattress.

Pros & Cons of the Leesa Hybrid Mattress


  • Comfortable and supportive — Perfectly balanced blend of firmness and soft, cushy, comfort
  • Excellent, affordable price point
  • Simple, convenient shipping and delivery
  • Beautifully designed
  • Free shipping and returns
  • Leesa gives back to the greater community


  • Huge leftover box
  • Not the best option in Leesa’s lineup for stomach sleepers (try their all-foam Original Mattress)

Key Features of the Leesa Hybrid Mattress

Leesa Hybrid Mattress (Queen) – $1699

Layer 1: Breathable Hybrid Cover – Quilted cover made from organic cotton, merino wool, and fiber from recycled water bottles

Layer 2: Adaptable Premium Foam – Air pocketed/ hole-punched top layer of foam that sleeps cool, while conforming to your body and sleep style

Layer 3: Memory Foam Recovery layer – Provides enhanced body contouring that relieves pressure on your back, hips, and shoulders

Layer 4: Responsive Pocket Spring layer – Comprised of 1,000+ active response pocket springs for durability, stabilization (little to no motion transfer), and edge-to-edge support for all body types

Compressed and box-shipped, quick, simple, convenient delivery and setup

100% handcrafted and made-to-order in the USA

1 Mattress donated to a child in need for every 10 sold

Free shipping

100-night Risk-free trial

10-Year Warranty

About Leesa: Award-winning mattresses that give back

While the verdict is still out on why we sleep, science has determined that how we sleep has a significant impact on our overall physical and mental health. The benefits of healthy sleep habits, coupled with a well-maintained sleep schedule, are countless; including everything from memory improvement and preservation to strengthened immune system response. Simply put, a good, solid night of sleep is one of life’s greatest luxuries, and it’s essential to the recovery and rejuvination of physical and mental energy needed to keep our bodies balanced and strong.

However, finding the right tools to ensure healthy and consistent sleep practices can be difficult. Thankfully, Leesa Sleep is here to do the heavy lifting for you. Leesa provides a selection of top-quality mattresses and sleep accessories designed to deliver the perfect foundation for consistently good sleep; one that adapts to both your body and sleep style to improve posture, remove pressure, relieve strain, and ensure active, REM-driven recovery — every night.


Ratings Breakdown


Incredibly comfortable, great for all body types and couples/guests, simultaneously supportive and soft, sleeps cool, made from recycled and environmentally-conscious materials


Affordable and competitive price point, high-quality materials, thoroughly tested, thoughtfully-designed

customer experience

Free shipping, convenient and speedy delivery, easy setup/assembly


Certified B-Corporation, gives back by donating one mattress to a family in need for every 10 sold, handcrafted in the USA


Free shipping, 100-night, risk-free trial period, 10-year warranty, variety of product bundle options and deals, brand gives back

Unboxing The Leesa Hybrid Mattress

Let’s start with the delivery, because Leesa Sleep does it right. From the quick, convenient ordering process, to the free shipping, to the hassle-free delivery and simple setup, Leesa’s entire mattress-buying process is delightfully stress-free. My Hybrid mattress arrived in a box, and was delivered straight to my door. I was able to fully unpackage it and get in on my bed (on my own) in about 5 mins.

Here are directions and recommendations on how to setup the Leesa Hybrid mattress (as displayed on the brand’s website). I followed these, and the entire process went smoothly:

We recommend moving the box into the room where you will set up. Then, follow these steps:

1. Unbox your Leesa mattress on its side, next to the foundation or floor. (Avoid using a sharp object to open the box as you run the risk of unintentionally slicing your Leesa.)

If you are unboxing your mattress by yourself, try placing your foot on one of the box flaps to hold the box in place while you pull the bedroll out.

2. Position your rolled up Leesa on any solid or slatted foundation and remove the outer layer of plastic wrap.

You’ll probably notice that your Leesa mattress has already started to expand at this point.

3. Unwrap and unfold the mattress and tear away the inner plastic.

If you tear the inner plastic at the top of the bed, you can pull it straight down and off like a sock.

4. Watch your Leesa expand and take shape. Note: It may take up to an hour for your Leesa to fully expand and a few days to fully firm up.

At this point, you can kick back, relax, and let your mattress do its thing. Grab some popcorn and put on a movie or start your latest Netflix binge. Whatever you choose, it’s safe to say that with Leesa, waiting for the mattress to expand so you can jump into you new, cushy bed is about as difficult as it gets.

My Hybrid Mattress Prep

Putting my sheets and linens on this mattress felt like a dream.

The Hybrid mattress is composed of multiple layers, creating a foundation that is both supportive and soft simultaneously. The top cover is made of organic cotton, merino wool, and fiber from recycled water bottles (nice work, Leesa!) and it’s soooo plush and cozy to touch. I knew before even laying down that I was about to get some of the best sleep of my life.

The Bottom Line: Is it Worth the Money?

Bottom Line: The Leesa Hybrid mattress has been a total game changer for me. I could go on and on complimenting the experience, the brand, and the mattress itself. As someone who continually tries to shop sustainably, consciously, and responsibly, Leesa had me hooked from the start. Because sometimes the secret to a good night’s sleep isn’t just about what you sleep on, it’s about finding the joyful moments that get you out of bed in the morning. Leesa isn’t just an incredibly comfortable mattress brand — they also give back, and they do so in a big way. Leesa pioneered the “one-ten” initiative, which donates one mattress to a family in need, for every ten mattresses sold. Leesa Sleep is on a wonderful mission to end bedlessness in America, and it’s one that I happily support.

To put it simply: I LOVE to sleep. And I love a soft, cushy, comfortable bed full of linen, pillows, and sweet dreams — one that will give me the good night’s sleep I need to take on the world each day. Leesa (and its Hybrid mattress) provides the perfect foundation for that.

In short, YES, it’s absolutely worth the money. 

The Leesa Mattress Lineup: Which one is best for you?

For this review, I chose to go with the Leesa Hybrid mattress, which delivers the perfect balance of firmness and cushion and is an undeniably perfect fit for my personal sleep style. I sleep in all different positions, and the Hybrid completely adapts to my body without sinking in too much. It literally feels like laying on a cloud (but, like, a really supportive cloud).

However, the Hybrid isn’t the only mattress in Leesa’s lineup (and now I clearly need more bedrooms in my house so I can buy them all). Here’s a quick look at the other mattress options available from Leesa Sleep:

The Leesa Original Mattress

Leesa’s signature, fan-favorite, all-foam mattress made with premium foams for cooling, contouring, and pressure-relieving support.

  • Great For:
  • All sleepers, but particularly stomach sleepers
  • Those who prefer more cushion over firmness
  • Versatile, full-body support
  • All-around comfort

The Leesa Hybrid Mattress

Leesa’s award-winning, advanced hybrid mattress that combines the benefits of premium foam with pocket springs for comfort and advanced support.

  • Great For:
  • Back sleepers, side sleepers, shift sleepers
  • Balanced cushion and firmness
  • Reducing pressure, lower-back pain relief
  • Mutiple sleepers – great for couples, families, guest rooms, and new homes

The Leesa Legend Mattress

Leesa’s luxury hybrid mattress, with two layers of springs —pocket springs for edge-to-edge support, and micro-coils for targeted hip and shoulder support.

Great For:

  • All sleepers
  • Balanced cushion and firmness with added support
  • Reducing pressure, advanced hip and shoulder
  • Eco-conscious shoppers
  • High-end shoppers/ Those seeking a luxury option (treat yourself)

The (New!) Leesa Studio Mattress

Leesa’s newest mattress that offers the brand’s signature comfort, support, and durability at an incredible value (and with a really cool new cover).

Great For:

  • All sleepers
  • Those who prefer more cushion over firmness
  • Versatile, full-body support
  • Those looking for a budget-friendly option, guest rooms, kid’s rooms, college dorms
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Get up to $500 OFF a Leesa Mattress

With it’s premium cooling top foam, contouring memory foam core and supportive base (either coils or foam) Leesa has perfected a feel that works for a variety of sleepers and sizes. Whether you’re a back, stomach or side sleeper, you can expect significant pressure relief and deeper sleep versus your tired old mattress.

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Hybrid Mattress

$1549$1799($250 off + 2 FREE Pillows)

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Original Mattress

$874$999($125 off + 2 FREE Pillows)

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Legend Mattress

$1,799$2,199($400 off + 2 FREE Pillows)

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Studio by Leesa Mattress

$774$899($125 off + 2 FREE Pillows)

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Leesa Pillow

$79 (2 FREE with mattress purchase)