The Leesa Hybrid is a high-performance hybrid available at a price that fits the budget of many mattress shoppers. This hybrid provides sleepers with substantial responsiveness and a comfortable Medium Firm feel that suits the needs of most sleepers.
This review focuses on the Leesa Hybrid, which was originally named the Sapira mattress. Leesa, which first built its reputation during the early growth of the online mattress industry, also offers two other mattresses:
For customers looking for a hybrid that offers quality value and features, the Leesa Hybrid is worth a look. Beyond just making high-performance mattresses, Leesa is a B-corp, which means that dedication to social causes is a part of their corporate mission. For customers who want peace of mind from supporting a company with a strong reputation, the Leesa Hybrid is a compelling pick.
A full review of the Leesa Hybrid mattress starts by covering how it is built. The mattress has five layers, three in the comfort system and two in the support core.
The top component of the comfort system is 1.5 inches of polyfoam that has a density of 3 pounds per cubic foot (PCF). This polyfoam generates a combination of bounce and conforming. The second layer is 1.5 inches of memory foam with a density of 4 PCF. This foam amps up the Leesa Hybrid’s pressure relief and motion isolation. The third layer is one inch of 2 PCF polyfoam that helps stop excess sinking into the bed.
The main component of the support core is a six-inch layer of pocketed innerspring coils. These coils are thick (14.5 gauge) and reinforced to be stronger around the perimeter. With pocketed coils, each spring is not directly connected to the others. Instead, they are put in cloth wrapping that is sewn together. This type of coil offers a notable step up in tailoring to the body and reduces motion transfer relative to traditional innerspring coils.
Underneath the coils, the final layer of the mattress is one inch of support polyfoam with a density of 1.8 PCF. This layer contributes shock absorption for the coils and overall mattress stability.
The mattress cover is made with a cotton blend that feels smooth and helps wick moisture to fight sleeping hot. The combined feel of the Leesa Hybrid is Medium Firm (6). It has enough give to contour around pressure points but retains significant firmness and bounce.
1.5” polyfoam – 3 PCF, 13 ILD
1.5” memory foam – 4 PCF, 12 ILD
1” polyfoam – 2 PCF, 30 ILD
6” pocketed coils – 14.5 gauge, reinforced edges
1” polyfoam – 1.8 PCF, 32 ILD
When it comes to its price tag, the Leesa Hybrid falls within the middle of the pack for hybrid mattresses. It is not the cheapest, but it is also far from the most expensive. Given the quality components and design, it is a good value, especially when purchased with discounts that are often available through promotions or coupon codes.
The Leesa Hybrid is offered in all of the typical mattress sizes. Sizing and retail pricing (before any discounts) for each size is outlined below.
|Twin||39" x 75"||11"||75 lbs.||$999|
|Twin XL||39" x 80"||11"||80 lbs.||$1099|
|Full||54" x 75"||11"||96 lbs.||$1399|
|Queen||60" x 80"||11"||115 lbs.||$1699|
|King||76" x 80"||11"||142 lbs.||$1899|
|California King||72" x 84"||11"||142 lbs.||$1899|
Motion isolation on the Leesa Hybrid is right around average. The main factor boosting its motion isolation is the memory foam in the comfort system. The top polyfoam layer also has some ability to cut down on motion transfer.
That said, the bounce from the coils, even though they are individually-wrapped, makes it easier for movement to be felt across the surface of the bed. For the majority of people, this amount of motion transfer is unlikely to pose sleeping problems.
However, it may be an issue for people who are very sensitive to sleep disruptions and share a bed with someone who moves around a great deal or who frequently gets up and out of bed at night.
The Leesa Hybrid provides slightly above-average pressure relief through its moderate conforming that can lightly cradle the body and its heavier impact points.
This balanced feel allows the Leesa Hybrid to appeal to sleepers with a diversity of sleeping positions and body weights; however, it does not offer the deep contouring and tailoring that can be found on some other types of beds, such as memory foam mattresses.
The customer reviews of the Leesa Hybrid note that heat retention is rarely an issue.
Because customers don’t sink too far into the bed, air can move around their skin, allowing for natural comfort cooling. In addition, most of the layers are resistant to significant heat buildup. Memory foam can retain heat, but the layers above and below it are far less likely to heat up, and the airflow through the coils keeps the mattress well-ventilated.
For these reasons, the Leesa Hybrid has above-average temperature control and can meet the needs of most hot sleepers.
The Leesa Hybrid effectively meets the needs of people who like to sit or sleep near the edge of the bed.
Edge support begins with the innerspring coils that are sturdy and reinforced around the perimeter. The polyfoam layers in the comfort system also fight against substantial compression of the mattress at the edge.
As with almost all mattresses, there will be some greater compression at the edge compared to the center, but there is plenty of stability on the Leesa Hybrid to sleep or sit comfortably near the edge.
Sleepers find that the Leesa Hybrid has substantial responsiveness, meaning that the bed quickly jumps back to its original shape when you remove your weight from it.
This characteristic keeps people from feeling stuck in one position and facilitates easy movement on top of the bed. This responsiveness derives largely from the innerspring support core, although the polyfoams in the comfort system contribute to it as well.
The bounce from the coils and polyfoam layers makes the Leesa Hybrid an above-average choice for people who want to make sure that their mattress is good for intimate activities. The mixture of responsiveness, edge support, and a Medium Firm feel means most sexual positions are comfortable and supported across the entire mattress surface.
After opening the Leesa Hybrid, it’s normal to notice a light smell that comes from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) created during the mattress manufacturing process. The VOCs are generally considered harmless, and the minor smell usually fades away within a few hours in a well-ventilated bedroom. However, sleepers who are highly smell-sensitive may be more bothered and may detect the smell for a longer period of time.
For the great majority of sleepers, the issue of off-gassing is not a problem on the Leesa Hybrid.
Two central factors that can influence the right mattress fit for any individual sleeper are sleeping position and body weight.
The Leesa Hybrid is a solid match for the majority of side sleepers. People in this position need solid conforming that can accommodate the excess pressure they place on the mattress around the hips and shoulders. At the same time, too much softness can cause side sleepers to bottom out on the mattress or to find that their hips and shoulders have sunk far lower into the bed than other parts of their body. With its mild contouring and Medium Firm feel, the Leesa Hybrid can deliver meaningful pressure relief without losing its structural integrity. A few side sleepers under 130 pounds may find it too firm, and a few over 200 pounds may find it too soft, but by and large, this is a good choice for side sleepers.
Back sleepers tend to have high levels of satisfaction when sleeping on the Leesa Hybrid. When lying on your back, it’s important to have a firm surface that won’t let the pelvis and midsection depress deeply into the bed, but it’s also important for the mattress to lightly cradle and accommodate the curve in the lower back. The Leesa Hybrid can strike this balance for back sleepers of any weight. Some people over 200 pounds who sleep on their back may prefer an even firmer mattress, though, because they may find that their midsection sinks further into these comfort layers than someone of a lighter weight.
The Leesa Hybrid can be a supportive and comfortable mattress for many stomach sleepers, although it is best suited to stomach sleepers under 130 pounds. As with back sleepers, people on their stomachs can find that their abdomen pushes too far into a mattress, contorting the lower back into an uncomfortable U-shape. Consequently, stomach sleepers benefit from a mattress that is firmer. With its firmness level, the Leesa Hybrid can meet the needs of stomach sleepers, but it may be a touch too soft for some, especially those over 200 pounds. Because people under 130 pounds don’t sink as far into a mattress, they are likely to find the blend of firmness, pressure relief, and bounce in the Leesa Hybrid to be an excellent fit.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-200 lbs.||Above 200 lbs.|
Between the Leesa website and Amazon, there are over 1,500 customer reviews of the Leesa Hybrid. The big picture from those reviews is that this mattress has a clear track record of customer satisfaction.
While customers praise the Leesa Hybrid for different reasons, some common themes emerge from reviews:
Because mattress feel is subjective, not all customers are satisfied with this mattress. Some of the complaints that come through in reviews include:
Feedback regarding customer care for Leesa as a company tends to be solid with most people expressing satisfaction with customer service even if they weren’t ultimately happy with the mattress itself.
Customers have multiple choices for where to buy the Leesa Hybrid, including both online and in physical stores.
For online purchases, the Leesa Hybrid is available directly from Leesa on their website. Buying directly means that you work with Leesa for any service needs or returns. Online purchases can be made on third-party sites like Amazon. Those purchases are covered by the return and customer care policies of the retailer.
Online buying is an option for shoppers in all 50 U.S. states and those in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
Leesa operates its own physical store, known as the Leesa Dream Gallery, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Leesa products, including the Leesa Hybrid, can be found in partner retailers such as Macy’s, Pottery Barn, and West Elm. The Leesa website has a Store Finder to learn about brick-and-mortar options in your area.
Standard shipping is free when the Leesa Hybrid is purchased on the company’s website. Standard shipping means the mattress is compressed, sealed in plastic, and mailed via FedEx Ground to your door. After you bring the box to your bedroom and remove the packaging, the bed expands to its full size. The package usually arrives within a week of placing an order. Because of the weight of the mattress, it usually requires two to three people to safely lift and position on your bed frame.
If a purchase is made on Amazon or with a brick-and-mortar retailer, the shipping times and costs may be different. Customers should consult with any specific retailer about delivery policies.
For customers in Canada, Germany, and the U.K., extra shipping charges apply. More information about delivery time and shipping charges to international addresses is available from Leesa directly.
For many locations in the United States, customers have the option of White Glove delivery from Leesa. This means that the company works with you to set a delivery time and then has technicians who come to install the bed in your home. The technicians also haul-away your existing mattress. This service comes with an extra charge of $150.
During the provided sleep trial, customers have 100 nights to see how the Leesa Hybrid works for them. Leesa requires that you keep the mattress for 30 nights as an adjustment period, but after that, you can return the mattress for a refund if you are not satisfied with it. Leesa can help coordinate pickup and donation of the Leesa Hybrid if a return is initiated.
Once a return is processed, customers receive a full refund of their purchase price. The only exceptions are related to shipping. White Glove delivery charges (if chosen) are not refundable, and customers in Alaska and Hawaii have to pay a $100 return shipping fee.
The Leesa Hybrid has a 10-year warranty that offers a remedy in case there is a defect in materials or craftsmanship. That remedy is either repairing the mattress or replacing it with a new one. Customers are responsible for any warranty-related shipping charges.