As is often the case with memory foam mattresses, the Studio by Leesa absorbs motion from sleepers and prevents most movement from transferring across the surface. The comfort and transitional layers have lower densities and won’t completely eliminate motion transfer, but you and your sleep partner should notice very little movement on the surface when the other person changes positions or gets on and off the mattress.
Memory foam responds more slowly to the body than polyfoam, latex, and other comfort layer materials. This produces very little bounce-back on the surface, allowing you to move in bed without disrupting your partner’s sleep. The Studio by Leesa is also completely silent when bearing weight – another common characteristic for memory foam beds. We recommend this mattress to anyone whose sleep is easily disturbed by their sleep partner.
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- Sleepers who enjoy the even body-contouring and slow response of a memory foam mattress
- Side and back sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds
- People who awaken easily due to their sleep partner’s movements
- Mattress shoppers looking for an affordable memory foam model
- All Studio by Leesa mattresses are made-to-order and delivered to the customer’s doorstep. Average wait time for standard ground shipping is 3 to 6 business days.
- In addition to standard shipping, Leesa offers White Glove delivery for a flat fee of $150. This includes scheduled delivery date and time, in-home assembly, and (upon request) removal of the customer’s old mattress and/or box spring.
- The mattress comes with a 100-night sleep trial. Leesa does not require a break-in period, but encourages customers to test out the mattress for at least 30 nights before initiating a return.
- The Studio by Leesa also comes with a nonprorated 10-year warranty.
Leesa is an online mattress brand that first launched in 2014 with the flagship Leesa Original Mattress. The company currently offers all-foam and hybrid models. Leesa is also renowned for a strong social impact characterized by charitable donations and volunteer-based efforts. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at the brand’s newest mattress model, the Studio by Leesa (also known as the Leesa Studio).
The Studio by Leesa debuted in 2020. The mattress is constructed with a comfort layer of low-density memory foam, followed by a transitional polyfoam layer. These two components create a traditional memory foam feel, and you’ll experience close conforming as the comfort and transitional layers respond slowly to your body. However, the mattress is considered medium firm (6 on the 1-10 firmness scale), so deep sinkage should not be a major issue for people who weigh up to 230 pounds. The support core is composed of high-density polyfoam, and the entire mattress is encased in a polyester-blend cover. Altogether, the Studio by Leesa measures 10 inches thick.
This review will focus on the Studio by Leesa. Read on to learn about the mattress in terms of construction and material composition, prices for each size, and performance ratings based on in-house product testing. You can check out other reviews on our site to learn about additional Leesa models, including the Leesa Original flagship foam bed and the company’s two coil mattresses, the Leesa Hybrid and Leesa Legend.
Leesa Studio Video Review
Watch the video below to see how the Leesa Studio Mattress performed when put to the test in our lab.
Leesa Studio Mattress Coupon
Sleeping Style and Body Weight
Side sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds should find the Studio by Leesa very comfortable. The memory foam layer conforms closely and deliver ample cushioning for the shoulders and hips, which in turn can promote even spinal alignment and reduce pressure points throughout the body. Thanks to the bed’s medium firm feel, excessive sinkage along the torso and waist should not be an issue. These individuals should also feel secure sleeping near the edges of the mattress.
Side sleepers weighing more than 230 pounds will probably sink a bit more. The transitional and base layers still provide good overall support, but more sinkage and added pressure may occur around areas where they carry a disproportionate amount of weight. A firmer mattress may be more comfortable for these sleepers, especially if its support layers are made from steel coils.
The Studio by Leesa is a good option for back sleepers weighing 230 pounds or less. For many back sleepers, the ideal mattress offers a balance of body-contouring and support. This ensures pressure relief in sensitive areas and minimal sinkage. Thanks to its medium firm feel and even conforming throughout the body, the Studio by Leesa should alleviate pressure for these back sleepers while maintaining a flat, even surface.
Back sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds may find the Studio by Leesa too soft and prone to deep sinkage, especially between the shoulders and hips. This can cause your midsection and waist to slide deeper into the mattress while your head, shoulders, and legs remain closer to the surface. Added aches and pains often occur as a result. If you weigh more than 230 pounds and normally sleep on your back, then you may need a more supportive mattress.
After testing the Studio by Leesa, we’ve found that stomach sleepers feel a bit less comfortable on this mattress than side or back sleepers. The problem for many who use this position is excessive sinkage around the midsection. The mattress has a medium firm feel and provides above-average reinforcement for a memory foam mattress, but even then, stomach sleepers are likely to experience at least minor support issues.
The stomach sleeping position is associated with more aches and pains. Many of us carry a large amount of weight between the shoulders and hips, and sleeping face-down can cause you to sink deeply into a mattress regardless of your total body weight. For this reason, mattresses with zoned base layers and other enhanced support systems tend to be most comfortable for stomach sleepers – and all-foam models like the Studio by Leesa are a bit more problematic.
Studio by Leesa Mattress Review Breakdown
The Studio by Leesa is an all-foam mattress containing a 1.5-inch comfort layer of memory foam. The material has a density of 2.5 pounds per cubic foot (PCF), which is considered low density. This means the material is relatively breathable but not particularly durable. The Studio by Leesa also features a 1.5-inch transitional polyfoam layer, which is intended to provide extra cushioning and prevent you from sinking excessively beneath the mattress surface.
The Leesa Original Mattress is also an all-foam model measuring 10 inches thick, but it offers a different feel than the Studio by Leesa. The former is designed with a polyfoam comfort layer and memory foam transitional layer, resulting in a more responsive surface feel and subtler conforming. With its top memory foam layer, the Studio by Leesa delivers a more noticeable contour and less bounciness than the company’s flagship model.
The Studio by Leesa’s support core consists of 7 inches of high-density polyfoam. This layer reinforces and stabilizes the entire mattress. You shouldn’t sink too deeply into the mattress if you weigh 230 pounds or less. Additionally, the mattress offers above-average edge support thanks to its robust support system and medium firm feel.
A blue-stripe cover made from polyester-blend twill encases the Studio by Leesa. The fabric has a very soft and stretchy feel. With a 10-inch height, the mattress is considered a medium-profile model.
Medium Firm (6)
The Studio by Leesa is Leesa’s second all-foam mattress. Its full construction specs are listed below.
Polyester twill blend
1.5″ memory foam
7″ HD polyfoam
Mattress Prices and Sizing
The Studio by Leesa costs $699 in a queen size. This price-point is below-average for all-foam mattresses, which normally cost $900 to $1,200 in the same size. The Studio by Leesa is also the brand’s least expensive model compared to the Leesa Original ($1,099 in a queen), Leesa Hybrid ($1,799), and Leesa Legend ($2,299).
Standard ground shipping is free for all 50 states, so U.S. customers – including those in Alaska and Hawaii – won’t need to pay any surcharges for delivery unless they select the White Glove option. Returns within the 100-night sleep trial are also free for customers in the contiguous U.S., and Leesa will send couriers to pick up the mattress from their residence. For customers in Alaska and Hawaii, returns will result in a $100 deduction from the total product refund.
Full size, thickness, and weight measurements for the Studio by Leesa are listed below, along with price-points in each size.
|Twin||39″ x 75″||10″||46 lbs.||$499|
|Twin XL||39″ x 80″||10″||49 lbs.||$549|
|Full||54″ x 75″||10″||59 lbs.||$599|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||10″||68 lbs.||$699|
|King||76″ x 80″||10″||83 lbs.||$899|
|California King||72″ x 84″||10″||82 lbs.||$899|
Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies
The Studio by Leesa is available for purchase on the Leesa website, but it cannot be purchased through any third-party retailers or online marketplaces (including Amazon.com). Leesa has an exclusive partnership with West Elm and Macy’s, two online and brick-and-mortar home goods chains that currently carry other three Leesa mattresses. It’s likely West Elm and Macy’s will also offer the Studio by Leesa at some point.
Leesa operates the ‘Dream Gallery’ showroom in Virginia Beach, as well.
Leesa provides free ground shipping via FedEx to all 50 states. Most customers receive their mattress within three to six business days of placing their original order. Within 24 hours of finalizing your purchase, you can make changes to your shipping address. After 24 hours, you’ll need to make these changes using FedEx Delivery Manager, a free online service from FedEx.
In addition to standard ground shipping, Leesa offers White Glove delivery for a flat fee of $150. This includes scheduled delivery date and time, in-home mattress assembly, and the removal of your old mattress and/or box spring upon request. Please note that the cost of White Glove delivery is not included in your product refund if you decide to return the mattress.
Leesa offers a 100-night sleep trial for the Studio by Leesa. The company does not require a break-in of any kind, but they encourage customers to test out the mattress for at least 30 nights before requesting a return. If you decide to return the mattress during the sleep trial, Leesa will issue a full refund (minus White Glove shipping fees) and send couriers to retrieve the mattress from your residence at no extra charge. All returned mattresses are either donated to charity or recycled.
The Studio by Leesa comes with a 10-year warranty. This warranty is completely non-prorated, meaning Leesa will cover all repair and replacement costs (minus roundtrip shipping expenses) if your mattress develops a defect while the warranty is still valid.
Under this warranty, sagging and body impressions in the surface are considered defects if they measure 1 inch or deeper. Other defects include physical flaws in the mattress that cause materials to split or crack, and manufacturing defects associated with the cover (such as unraveling seams or cracked zippers).