The innovative new Leesa mattress


Not sure how much I believe in coincidence but hubby and I were recently discussing the need for a new mattress.  We have had ours for about 6 years and according to the experts you should change your mattress between 5 - 10 years.
So when Leesa contacted us offering to send one of their innovative luxury mattresses for us to try, I jumped at the chance.   Launched in America in January and in the UK in July this year Leesa has already enjoyed success.  I went online to the website (they have no shops)  to order the mattress which was a very straightforward process.  I actually really like Leesa's idea of buying online and not committing to making a decision on where you sleep for the next 5 years by awkwardly lying on a mattress for two minutes while a salesperson watches.   The mattresses are built to order and delivered within 6 days.  You can buy with complete confidence and if you don't sleep better within 100 nights they collect and donate your mattress, providing you with a full refund, how fab is that !



To be honest I was really looking forward to seeing the mattress when it arrived as the company explained it arrives in a box !  A BOX ! For a King size mattress ?  This is going to be interesting.  Images of the last time we took delivery of a mattress and struggling to get it up the stairs.  True to their word , less than a week later the box arrived and hubby was able to carry it up the stairs.  We couldn't wait to see the magic happen.


This is child's play.  We enlisted the help of Jarvis who took some convincing that there actually was a mattress in the box.


Out of the box, time to unwrap.  At this point I was still sceptical that it would actually expand to be a good quality depth.   The information on the mattress states that Leesa was designed by a 20 year mattress industry veteran with one mission – to deliver better sleep – by providing the best quality premium mattress possible, for an affordable price.It has all the benefits of a memory foam mattress, without the disadvantages of “sleeping hot” and the “sinking feeling”. The mattress has three layers (15 cm core support, 5cm contouring foam, 5cm cooling foam) What makes Leesa different is the top layer of Avena foam.  It’s similar to latex, but latex free – so also suitable for those with latex allergies.


Laid out on the bed, its the correct size but is still looking a little on the slim size.  Its similar to shrink wrap packaging so we were interested to see how it would react when hubby cut the plastic wrapping off.



 This was the mattress within about a minute of it being unwrapped.




Then we decided that maybe it was supposed to go this way around.  It was already "plumping up"  It also comes with a removable, washable cover which is a real bonus.


After about ten minutes 


 After a couple of hours


The mattress had been on the bed for about six hours by the time it came for bed.  I sat on the side and it was extremely soft.  I did think "this doesn't bode well"  I'm not one for super soft mattresses and also a little apprehensive, being a lady of a certain age, I do suffer from getting too hot at night, memory foam mattresses in particular can make this condition worse.  Anyway, it was the oddest thing when I lay down, I have been struggling to explain to people what it feels like.  Its super soft but supportive without being firm. Its the most comfortable mattress I have ever slept on.  The first night both my husband and I honestly had the best night's sleep in a long time.  I did not get too hot and I only woke up once (I usually wake up at least three or four times every night).  We have had the mattress for about two weeks now and its fantastic.  Great sleep, really comfortable and best of all no aches and pains when we get up in the morning.




 We certainly won't be returning our mattress after the 100 days for a refund but I have to say I applaud Leesa's policy of donating any returned mattresses within the 100 day period to a local charity, or if one can’t be found - will be recycled.   They also have One–Ten programme which donates one mattress for every ten sold. A recent event at the Bowery Mission in New York donated 300 Leesa mattresses and they recently launched One Earth programme, which plants a tree for every mattress sold, to help offset their carbon footprint.

If you are looking for a new mattress I would highly recommend you pop over to the Leesa website HERE  where you will find further details and at the moment a black Friday offer of £80 off the Leesa mattress and a £30 amazon gift card.


UPDATE  JULY 2016: THE LEESA MATTRESS NINE MONTHS ON

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2016 : THE LEESA MATTRESS FOR CHILDREN


Many thanks indeed to Leesa for this collaboration.

23 comments

  1. Great review - my boyfriend's bedroom is reached by a narrow spiral staircase so getting a new kingsize mattress up would be hard work, so this in a box would be ideal - will recommend to him!

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  2. Ideal Molly. It has to be seen to be believed and its honestly the most comfotable mattress I have ever had x

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    1. My husband weighs 17 stone and our mattresses are ruined after 6 months. They end up will a hole where he sleeps a a large 'hill' in the middle. Even the very firm sprung quality mattress which we recently purchased. Do yourself think it would hold up to the challenge?

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  3. Looks like a great mattress Karen. Coming in a box is definitely handy. Plus I love the fact that it has a removable, washable cover, which also looks super soft and cosy. Glad you're sleeping better too!

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    1. Thank you Stacey, we are thrilled with it. Its so nice to get a decent nights sleep. Only problem is the twins want to get into bed with us every night too ! xx

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  4. Looks like a great mattress Karen. Coming in a box is definitely handy. Plus I love the fact that it has a removable, washable cover, which also looks super soft and cosy. Glad you're sleeping better too!

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    1. Thanks for the double vote of confidence Stacey ; ) xxx

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  5. Helen Powell3.11.15

    What a great post Karen ! Really informative, it sounds like a really special mattress. I suffer a lot with back problems so will have to look into it. Thank you.

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  6. You are welcome Helen, I would highly recommend if you suffer with your back. I haven't had nearly the kind of aches and pains I had sleeping on the old mattress xx

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  7. Looks like such a nice mattress and what a great service! Love the 100 days return policy. Enjoy your new bed!! xx

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    1. It really is a wonderful mattress and I also think the return policy and the ethical nature of this company is fantastic x

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  8. Susie2.5.16

    I only know wish I could afford one, my mattress is 20 years old!!!!

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    1. oh Susie, you really need to try and get a new mattress if you can. Sleeping on a 20 year old mattress is really not doing you any good at all. x

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  9. Can you post an update, please. How is it after 6 months?

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    1. Hi Susan, I will be writing a new blog post as a follow up in the next few days x

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  10. jayne16.7.16

    Yes can you update please after now 9 months...

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    1. Hi Jayne, i will be writing an update in the next few days. Many apologies for the delay, life is very busy in the white house : ) x

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    1. Hello Crystal, I am really sorry to read you have had such a horrible experience with with an unscrupulous salesman and were unable to return your mattress. this is one of the many reasons I love the Leesa company, you can return the mattress upto 100 days after you purchase it. Although I can't imagine many people do. I too had real problems sleeping on the standard memory foam mattress but the Leesa mattress is made up of several components which means you don't sweat. Take care xx

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  12. Anonymous17.9.16

    Hi can you tell me the maximum weight this mattress will take please

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    1. Hello, according to the Leesa website customer support team the maximum weight is 300lbs . Hope that helps . Kind regards Karen

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  13. Sheila27.10.16

    Hello I have recently bought a carvan do you make mattresses to fit the island bed which are curved at the bottom.

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    1. Hello Sheila, If you pop over to the Leesa website https://www.leesa.co.uk/?referrer=thewhiteapproach&utm_source=thewhiteapproach&utm_medium=blog-post&utm_campaign=thewhiteapproach you will be able to see the range of mattresses they make. I don't think there is a specific one for a caravan but you might find one that is suitable. I can really recommend them.

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