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Leesa Hybrid Mattress Review

The Leesa Hybrid, formerly called the Sapira, is a hybrid model from the popular bed-in-a-box company Leesa. Introduced in 2016, the Leesa Hybrid differs from the flagship all-foam Leesa Mattress in that it has an individually pocketed innerspring core in addition to three layers of contouring foam. This construction gives the mattress a supportive, medium firm feel, as well as a good deal of bounce, in addition to cushioning.

Leesa Mattresses At-A-Glance

Leesa Hybrid Leesa Original Leesa Legend
Firmness 6 (Medium Firm) 5 (Medium) 6 (Medium Firm)
Mattress Type Hybrid Foam Hybrid
Height 11" 10" 12"
Price (Queen) $1,699 $999 $2,499

Leesa Hybrid Mattress Review: Our Verdict

Choose The Leesa Hybrid if...
  • You’re a back or stomach sleeper
  • You want a medium firm mattress
  • You want pressure relief without feeling “sucked in”
  • You’re a hot sleeper who still wants foam pressure relief
Keep Shopping if...
  • You want a very firm or very soft mattress
  • You are a side-sleeper under 130 pounds
  • You are looking for a budget mattress

How Much Is the Leesa Hybrid Mattress?

At $1,699 for a queen, the Leesa Hybrid is marketed as the less expensive of the two hybrid mattresses offered by Leesa. Leesa’s other hybrid offering, the Leesa Legend, comes with additional luxury features, such as an updated foam-spring core design and materials like Merino wool. However, the Leesa Hybrid is a very high quality hybrid mattress at a more reasonable price point than the Legend, with many of the same benefits.

Keep in mind, though, that the Leesa Hybrid is not a cheap mattress. Though the price is about average for a hybrid mattress, it’s pricier than other mattress types, like traditional innerspring or all-foam. However, the Leesa Hybrid does offer the quality that the Leesa brand is known for without going all-out on the Leesa Legend.

Sizes Dimensions Weight Price
Twin 38” x 80” x 11” 75 lbs. $999
Twin XL 38” x 80” x 11” 80 lbs. $1,099
Full 54” x 75” x 11” 96 lbs. $1,399
Queen 60” x 80” x 11” 115 lbs. $1,699
King 76” x 80” x 11” 142 lbs. $1,899
California King 72” x 84” x 11” 142 lbs. $1,899

How Does the Leesa Hybrid Mattress Feel?

The Leesa Hybrid has a unique feel, in that it uses softer foams, but is still a medium firm mattress. This is due in part to its innerspring core, which provides support throughout to the entire surface of the mattress. Lying down on the Leesa Hybrid, you immediately get the comfort and softness of the foam levels, as well as the stretchy-softness of the cover. You can also feel the bounce of the innerspring support, which gives you the distinct feeling of “floating” while still receiving pressure relief and comfort. This is not the sort of mattress you sink down into, as you would with an all-foam mattress with a relatively similar firmness level. You definitely get the impression that you are lying on top of the mattress rather than being embraced by it.

What Is the Leesa Hybrid Made Of?

Cover Material

The cover material on the Leesa Hybrid is a polyester/lycra blend with Egyptian cotton stitching. It’s cut from a single piece of fabric, which prevents bunching and gives the cover a stretchy-soft feel.

Comfort Layers

The first layer of the Leesa below the cover is 1.5 inches of 3 pounds per cubic food (PCF) polyfoam. This high-density foam is quick to respond to pressure and has a good deal of bounce, which can prevent the “sinking-in” feeling of other foams. Its somewhat low firmness still keeps it relatively soft and pressure-relieving. This layer is also drilled through with micro-holes to increase airflow and ventilation.

Beneath the polyfoam layer is 1.5 inches of 4 PCF-pound memory foam. It responds to pressure slower than the polyfoam layer, which gives the mattress a good level of body contouring, especially after applying pressure by laying down for a time. Because it’s medium density, though, the layer doesn’t trap as much heat as memory foam with more “sink.”

Transition Layer

A 1-inch layer of 2 PCF polyfoam sits between the comfort layers and support core. It’s a relatively firm foam and is meant to act as a buffer so sleepers don’t sink into the support coils.

Support Core

The 6-inch base of this mattress is made up of 1,000 14.5-gauge steel springs, each of which are individually wrapped. This helps with motion isolation while providing support and bounce to the bed. The spring base is padded on either side by 1-inch layers of high-density foam, which further cushion the springs and help increase their longevity.

Does the Leesa Hybrid Isolate Motion?

Rating: 4/5

The Leesa Hybrid isolates motion very well, especially compared to similar hybrid beds.

Motion isolation refers to how well a mattress keeps motion on one part of the bed from being felt by a person on another part of the bed. A mattress with good motion isolation is particularly important for couples, especially if one or both people are light sleepers.

Hybrid mattresses generally tend to have more bounce than all-foam mattresses, which can sometimes be a problem when it comes to motion isolation. However, the individually wrapped coils of the Leesa Hybrid’s innerspring system, as well as the foam layers above and below the coils, give the mattress a leg up in terms of isolating motion.

Does the Leesa Hybrid Sleep Cool?

Rating: 4/5

The Leesa Hybrid sleeps cool, and regulates temperature well.

If a mattress “sleeps cool,” it means that it is able to disperse heat from the sleep surface, rather than trapping it there. The Leesa Hybrid sleeps cool for a number of reasons.

In general, hybrid mattresses are better at temperature regulation than all-foam mattresses, since the coil system allows for more air movement and ventilation than an all-foam core. The Leesa Hybrid also has the advantage of its top foam layer, which is perforated with microholes to increase breathability even more. While foam can still heat up at times, the Leesa Hybrid uses foam that was specifically constructed to neutralize temperature, which leads to higher-than-average performance when it comes to sleeping cool.

Will It Sag Along the Edges?

Rating: 4/5

Because of the construction of its base, the Leesa Hybrid has excellent edge support.

Edge support refers to how well the edges of the mattress support your weight, either while sitting down or lying down on the mattress edge. Edge support is especially important for people who want to utilize all of the surface area of their bed (especially couples), and people who tend to spend time sitting on the edge of their bed.

The Leesa Hybrid’s innerspring system has specially reinforced springs around the edges of the mattress. This helps prevent edge sagging, which is a problem for some bed-in-a-box mattresses. There is some give when sitting on the edge of the Leesa Hybrid, which is due to the softer comfort levels toward the top of the mattress, but users report little to no sag when lying on the edge of the mattress.

Is It Good for Sex?

Rating: 4/5

When it comes to sex, the Leesa Hybrid performs quite well.

There are a number of featuers that make a mattress good for sex, including good edge support, comfort, ease of motion, and bounce. Because of its innerspring core, the Leesa Hybrid has enough bounce to make it responsive, which is great for ease of motion during sex. The contouring foam also gives the mattress plenty of traction, and the individually-wrapped coils of the support core, as well as the insulating foam layers surrounding the core, ensure that the mattress stays quiet for discretion.

What About Off-gassing?

Rating: 3/5

The Leesa Hybrid does have some off-gassing, but not more than the average foam mattress.

When foam mattresses are first produced and unpacked, they often give off a distinct chemical odor. This odor comes from the release of VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which are a byproduct of the manufacturing process. Though VOCs are harmless, the odor can be somewhat unpleasant, especially to people who are sensitive to smells.

Like other foam mattresses, the Leesa Hybrid does have some off-gassing. However, it generally does not have a particularly strong or long-lasting odor, as compared to similar mattresses.

What Type of Sleeper Is the Leesa Hybrid Mattress Best for?

Every mattress has a unique profile that makes it best for specific types of sleepers. When it comes to the Leesa Hybrid, many different types of sleepers rate the mattress highly, especially sleepers who weigh over 200 pounds.

  • Back Sleepers: The Leesa Hybrid rates very highly among back sleepers. The support from the innerspring core and the contouring from the foam layers keep back sleepers’ hips from sagging down too far and putting pressure on the lower back. This also helps keep the spine aligned, which is essential for back sleepers.
  • Stomach Sleepers: Stomach sleepers are also very well suited for the Leesa Hybrid. Like back sleepers, they need a good deal of support to keep their hips elevated and their spines in neutral alignment, which the Leesa provides.
  • Side Sleepers: The Leesa Hybrid can be a good match for some side sleepers, but generally only if they weigh 200 pounds or more. Side sleepers under 130 pounds may not get enough cushioning from the Leesa Hybrid to provide pressure relief to their shoulders, neck, and hips.

How Does Body Weight Impact the Leesa Hybrid Mattress's Performance?

Generally, the Leesa Hybrid is a good mattress for people of all body weights, and performs especially well for people over 200 pounds. The only weight-based consideration when it comes to this mattress is for people who are under 130 pounds who are primarily side sleepers. As mentioned, side sleepers in that weight range may not get enough cushioning from the Leesa Hybrid to provide sufficient pressure relief on their shoulders, necks, and hips. Instead of the Leesa Hybrid, these sleepers may want to consider Leesa’s all foam mattress, the Leesa Original.

Is the Leesa Hybrid Mattress Good for Couples?

The Leesa Hybrid is a good pick for couples for a number of reasons.

  • Motion Isolation: Due to the individually pocketed coils of the support core, as well as the contouring foam layers, the Leesa Hybrid excels at motion isolation. This is an important consideration for couples, especially if they are light sleepers or easily disturbed by their partners’ movements at night.
  • Edge Support: People who co-sleep often want to make the most out of the surface area of their mattresses, which means that it’s important that they’re able to utilize the edges as well as the center. The Leesa Hybrid’s edge support system, including specially reinforced coils around the perimeter of the bed, is a definite plus for couples.
  • Temperature Regulation: Two people in a bed means there’s twice as much body heat, which can make a sleep surface uncomfortably warm. The Leesa Hybrid’s ventilated foams, as well as the air flow from the innerspring system, help regulate the temperature and keep heat from building up, which is especially important for co-sleepers.
  • Good for Sex: In addition to being good for sleep, most couples will want to consider how well a mattress performs when it comes to sex. As mentioned above, the Leesa Hybrid is good for sex. It has bounce for free range of motion and traction to accommodate various positions, with the added bonus of being quiet for discretion.

What Do Customers Say About the Leesa Hybrid Mattress?

Website Reviews
Leesa.com 4.5/5 (1,000+ reviews)

Many reviewers on Leesa.com were very satisfied with their mattress, and 91 percent of them would recommend the mattress to a friend.

Reviews on the Leesa site often noted the mattress has a balance between a soft and firm feel, which, according to some customers, helped them find the “sweet spot” to comfortably fall asleep quickly instead of tossing and turning. They also praised the motion isolation, with one woman writing, “no more being thrown around when my husband gets out of bed.”

Reviewers who left lower star ratings complained about how the mattress was not as comfortable as they had hoped. There were also dissatisfied reviewers who described a lack of support from the mattress over time, which they say caused them back pain.

Amazon 4.3/5 (92 reviews)

The reviews for the Leesa Hybrid on Amazon were also largely positive. Many reviewers wrote about the many aches and pains, especially back pain, that went away when they switched from their old mattress to the Leesa Hybrid. In addition, many reviewers talked about being initially hesitant to splurge on the mattress, but being very glad they did.

Lower star reviews complained about a lack of support from the mattress, and issues with the return process.

Leesa's Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

Availability Leesa mattresses can be purchased online at the Leesa website and through third-party sellers like Amazon.com. They can also be purchased at Leesa Dream Galleries, and at many participating West Elm and Pottery Barn locations.

Leesa offers free standard UPS shipping within the United States. International shipping to Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom is also available for an additional fee.

Shipping All Leesa Hybrid mattresses are compressed and shipped in a box that measures approximately 16.5” x 16.5” x 45”. Boxes range in weight from 50 pounds (Twin) to 98 pounds (California King).

Once the mattress is ordered, processed, and compressed, it arrives in approximately 3-6 business days. Leesa will email you with tracking details as soon as the mattress ships.

If you opt for White Glove service, you should expect an additional seven business days for Leesa’s partners to receive the products and set up a delivery date.

The actual Leesa Hybrid mattress requires no assembly. Once it is unpacked from its box, it will decompress on its own and be ready to sleep on within 24 hours or earlier. However, it is recommended that the Leesa Hybrid be placed on a solid or slatted foundation, which may require assembly.

Additional Services Leesa offers White Glove delivery in many locations, for an additional fee of $150. This service includes a two-person team who will set up your new mattress and any other Leesa products, and will dispose of any unwanted packaging. It also includes the removal of your old mattress and box spring, if desired.
Sleep Trial Leesa offers a 100-night sleep trial, though they request that you sleep on the mattress for at least 30 nights before initiating a return.

If you do make a return within the span of the sleep trial, there is a $49 “Bed Adoption Fee” that covers Leesa picking up the mattress and attempting to donate it. (This fee is $100 for people in Alaska and Hawaii).

The sleep trial is voided outside of the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom.

Warranty Leesa mattresses come with a ten-year limited warranty. It covers specific defects in the materials and workmanship that may cause issues with the mattress, assuming normal, proper use. If a mattress is deemed defective under the terms of the warranty, Leesa will repair or replace it. The customer is responsible for all transportation and shipping costs associated with repair or replacement.

All warranties are voided outside of the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom.