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Leesa Original Hybrid Mattress Review

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Leesa Original Hybrid Mattress
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OVERVIEW

The Leesa Original Hybrid is one of several hybrid models produced by the mattress and bedding company. Intended as a companion to the all-foam Leesa Mattress, the Leesa Original Hybrid has a significantly lower price-point than the company’s other hybrid models, the Leesa Sapira Hybrid and the Leesa Legend Hybrid. Leesa also sells the highly contouring Leesa Studio and three child-sized mattresses.

Prior to the release of the Original Hybrid, the Sapira Hybrid was called the Leesa Hybrid. Both the Sapira Hybrid and Legend Hybrid use specialty foam and offer additional features, while the Original Hybrid has a more straightforward design for budget-conscious shoppers. However, the Original Hybrid’s broad appeal and excellent performance make it an attractive choice for many sleepers regardless of their budgets.

We’ve tested the Leesa Original Hybrid to determine how it performs in a variety of important categories and how it works for sleepers of different body types and preferred sleep positions.

Price Range

$949 - $1,599
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Ideal for:

  • Couples with differing mattress needs
  • Side sleepers above 130 pounds
  • Back and stomach sleepers below 130 pounds
  • Warm sleepers

Considerations:

  • Lacks the deep cradling of models with thicker memory foam layers
  • Some sleepers may feel when their partner changes position
  • May not be supportive enough for stomach sleepers over 230 pounds
RATINGS SUMMARY
Motion Isolation
Ease of Movement
Temperature Control
Sex
Pressure Relief
Off-Gassing
Edge Support

Mattress Performance

Motion Isolation

While the Leesa Original Hybrid effectively isolates minor movements, our testers could feel the motion of their partner rolling over and changing positions. Its two-layer comfort system absorbs surface-level vibrations, but disturbances that reach the pocketed coil core could travel across the bed. This is comparable to other hybrid models.

Motion isolation is most important for people who share their bed with a partner or pet. Most people are likely to find that the Leesa Original Hybrid has adequate motion isolation, though sleepers who wake up very easily may prefer an all-foam mattress or a hybrid model with a thicker comfort system.

Pressure Relief

The Leesa Original Hybrid’s pressure relief is superior to many hybrid models and comparable to the all-foam Leesa Original. The 1-inch layer of memory foam cradles heavier areas like the shoulders and hips, while the polyfoam transitional layer prevents sleepers from pressing against the firm support core. The pocketed steel coils also compress individually for targeted pressure relief.

Our testers reported that the mattress distributed their weight evenly without causing them to feel like they were sinking too deeply into the bed.

Side sleepers and those with joint or muscle pain may appreciate the Leesa Original Hybrid’s pressure-relieving capabilities. While the model lacks the deep contouring of thicker memory foam layers, our testing shows that it should fulfill the needs of most sleepers.

Temperature Control

A breathable twill cover and ample airflow through its pocketed coils allow the Leesa Original Hybrid to stay relatively cool. While memory foam often sleeps warm due to restricted air circulation, the Original Hybrid’s thinner comfort layer and limited sinkage prevent excessive heat retention. Similar hybrid models usually earn equivalent ratings.

The majority of our testers found that they maintained a comfortable temperature when sleeping on the Leesa Original Hybrid. However, very hot sleepers may prefer a model with more temperature-regulating features. Sleepers above 230 pounds are also likely to find the mattress warmer since they sink in more deeply.

Edge Support

Two side rows of narrower pocketed coils provide the Leesa Original Hybrid with perimeter reinforcement and above-average edge support. Testers of different body types could sleep along the side without feeling a difference in support. The mattress was also stable enough for our testers to sit on the edge, although those over 230 pounds reported some bowing.

Beds with poor edge support are less supportive close to the sides, limiting the usable space. The Leesa Original Hybrid’s sturdy edges allow most people to sleep comfortably on the whole surface, making it an appealing choice for couples or those who like to sprawl out.

Ease of Movement

Since the Leesa Original Hybrid’s foam comfort layers contour without a lot of sinkage, this model does not significantly restrict motion. Our testers found it easy to change positions and roll over regardless of their body types.

Ease of movement tends to be most important for sexual activity, people with mobility issues, and active sleepers. Thanks to the Original Hybrid’s minimal hug and responsive coil system, most individuals should move across the surface with ease.

Sex

The Leesa Original Hybrid’s above-average performance across the board makes it very suitable for sex. The balanced comfort system enables position changes, while the reinforced perimeter allows couples to take advantage of the bed’s full surface area. Finally, good temperature neutrality helps prevent couples from overheating.

Most hybrid mattresses score well in this category because of the responsiveness of their pocketed coils.

Off-Gassing

Like most hybrid mattresses with synthetic foam comfort systems, the Leesa Original Hybrid has a distinctive smell when first opened. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the manufacturing process cause a “new mattress smell.”

VOCs are generally considered harmless. Unfortunately, their smell is similar to plastic, which can be unpleasant. Good airflow helps reduce the time it takes for the mattress to air out. As the VOCs dissipate, so too does the smell. Our testers found that the Original Hybrid’s odor was undetectable within 24 to 48 hours.

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Sleeping Style and Body Weight

Leesa Original Hybrid Mattress

Sleeper Type Under 130 lbs 130-230 lbs Above 230 lbs
Side Sleepers
Back Sleepers
Stomach Sleepers

Side Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Back Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Stomach Sleepers

Under 130 lbs
130-230 lbs
Above 230 lbs

Side Sleepers:

Despite having a thinner comfort system than some hybrid models, the Leesa Original Hybrid provides the pressure relief side sleepers need without sacrificing support.

The memory foam evenly distributes a side sleeper’s weight to take pressure off their hips and shoulders. Meanwhile, the thicker polyfoam transition layer deepens the cradling while preventing the sleeper from sinking into the support core. The medium firm feel and pocketed coils encourage a neutral spinal position and good hip alignment, which is particularly crucial for people with lower back pain.

Across body types, our side sleepers appreciated the bed’s balanced construction. Some of our testers below 130 pounds noticed slight pressure buildup around their hips and shoulders but not enough to cause discomfort.

Back Sleepers: 

The Leesa Original Hybrid provides comfort and support for most back sleepers, though it is most suitable for those under 130 pounds.

People who sleep on their backs require excellent support, particularly through their hips. While they do not need as much pressure relief as side or stomach sleepers, the ideal bed for a back sleeper cradles the spine’s natural curvature to prevent tension. The Leesa Original Hybrid’s combination of memory foam, polyfoam, and pocketed coils can fulfill these needs.

Our back sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds found that the Leesa Original Hybrid provided excellent support and allowed for a neutral spine position. Heavier back sleepers also gave the mattress high scores, though some reported that it wasn’t firm enough for them to maintain a neutral spine position throughout the night.

Stomach Sleepers:

People who sleep on their stomachs require a mattress with firm support to prevent midsection sagging that could cause back pain or stiffness.

The Leesa Original Hybrid’s medium firm feel and memory foam comfort layer can provide stable support with limited sinkage for stomach sleepers under 130 pounds. The hips of those between 130 and 230 pounds may sink more deeply into the polyfoam transition layer, potentially putting slight pressure on their lower backs. Those over 230 are likely to sag around their midsections, which could strain their lumbar regions.

Leesa Original Hybrid Mattress Review Breakdown

The Leesa Original Hybrid is a medium firm (6) model with an 11-inch profile. It is wrapped in a breathable twill cover made from polyester and viscose.

This model’s comfort system includes a 1-inch layer of memory foam and a 1.5-inch layer of polyfoam. The memory foam contours closely to evenly distribute weight and reduce pressure, though it is thin enough to limit the sinking feeling common with memory foam beds. The polyfoam layer works as both a pressure-relieving comfort layer and a moderately responsive transitional layer that prevents sleepers from feeling the support core.

Like most hybrid models, the Leesa Original Hybrid has a pocketed coil support core. The 8-inch coils are wrapped in fabric so that they compress individually, providing sleepers with targeted pressure relief and encouraging neutral spinal alignment. Pocketed coils are also better at isolating motion than traditional innerspring designs. Two rows of reinforced coils line the bed’s sides, improving both durability and edge support. Finally, a layer of high-density polyfoam creates a stable base for the coils to compress against.

Firmness

Mattress Type

Medium Firm (6)

Hybrid

Construction

The Leesa Original Hybrid has a polyester and viscose cover and stands 11 inches tall. Its memory foam comfort layer and polyfoam transitional layer are supported by pocketed coils and a high-density polyfoam base.

Cover Material:

Polyester and Viscose Blend

Comfort Layer:

1″ Memory Foam

1.5″ Polyfoam

Support Core:

8″ Pocketed Coils (Reinforced Edges)

.75″ High-Density Polyfoam

Mattress Prices and Sizing

The Leesa Original Hybrid has a lower price-point than the average hybrid mattress, which is comparable to competing models with similar constructions. It is available in standard sizes, ranging from twin to California King.

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin 37.5" x 74.5" 11" 55 lbs. $949
Twin XL 37.5" x 79.5" 11" 60 lbs. $999
Full 52.5" x 74.5" 11" 76 lbs. $1,199
Queen 59.5" x 79.5" 11" 86 lbs. $1,299
King 75.5" x 79.5" 11" 106 lbs. $1,599
California King 71.5" x 83.5" 11" 109 lbs. $1,599
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Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

  • Availability

    All Leesa mattresses can be purchased through the official site, which ships to customers in the U.S. Limited selections are also available to customers in Canada.

    Some Leesa models are available through the Pottery Barn, Macy’s, and West Elm websites. Brick-and-mortar locations of these stores may also carry Leesa mattresses.

  • Shipping

    Leesa provides free FedEx Ground shipping for customers in all 50 U.S. states, including Hawaii and Alaska.

    Since Leesa’s mattresses are made to order, customers should allow time for their beds to be manufactured. Once the new mattress is compressed, boxed, and shipped, most customers receive their orders within 3 to 5 business days.

  • Additional Services

    Leesa offers White Glove delivery to select locations for a nonrefundable fee of $150. A team will arrive within a 4-hour window to unwrap and set up the new mattress. At the driver’s discretion, the team may also remove your previous mattress.

  • Sleep Trial

    All of Leesa’s mattresses, including the Leesa Original Hybrid, come with a 100-night sleep trial for first-time customers. Since it can take up to a month to adjust to a new mattress, Leesa requires that customers sleep on their new beds for 30 days before they become eligible for return. If the mattress is dirty or damaged, it is not returnable.

    Returns are free for customers in the contiguous U.S. Leesa donates returned mattresses that remain in good condition.

  • Warranty

    Leesa backs its mattresses with a 10-year limited warranty. The warranty covers permanent indentations deeper than 1 inch, physical flaws in the memory foam, and problems with the cover and zipper.

    If a Leesa mattress develops one of these issues, the company will repair or replace the mattress at its discretion. However, customers are responsible for warranty-related shipping costs.

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Austin Meadows

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Austin is a professional writer and researcher who has covered sleep science and sleep products for over a decade.

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