A good night’s sleep. A Leesa Mattress review

There are a few products in our home that don’t get a lot of attention on design blogs. Often technology is one of them, although some companies are breaking through with products designed to be seen and not just used. Other products which receive very little attention are in fact the very products that we spend most of our time with. I’m talking about mattresses. But there is a quiet revolution happening in the bedroom due to the advanced technology going into mattresses, both in terms of comfort and the way in which we buy them.

I love online shopping, I live and breathe it in my day job as well as personal shopping online a lot. I’m always interested to see companies pushing how we buy new areas making it seem insane that we ever bought products a different way. When we started to buy holiday’s online, the brick-and-mortar companies thought it wouldn’t last because customers want to speak to a person before booking a holiday. I cannot recall the last time I stepped foot in Lunn Poly. Can you?


And now mattress buying is evolving, with Leesa paving the way for how this really should be done. Offering just one mattress, perfect for all of our needs, with clear pricing and an amazing 100-night risk-free trial, it starts to make you wonder why we ever bought mattresses in showrooms.

Well, of course, as with lots of furniture, we all want to sit our bums down on it to see if it’s comfortable before buying and even with a 100-night risk-free trial we don’t want the hassle of it arriving and not being right. So what do we do? We read reviews. And the reviews speak volumes. This is a very, very comfortable mattress which doesn’t overheat, has all of the advantages of memory foam without being an entire memory foam mattress, and makes sleeping better. Which is what it is all about, right?

I can say quite happily that I’ve not had an achy back ever since I started sleeping on my Leesa mattress, which I usually do if I spend too much time lounging around at the weekend. So much so, that I saw it as an issue with me rather than the bed, but I realise there is a solution to this… Leesa.

There is some science to all of this too, so you don’t have to take my word for it…

  • The 5cm top layer allows air-flow for a cooler night’s sleep. The Avena® foam also provides enough bounce for freedom of movement.
  • The 5cm memory foam layer provides the body contouring and pressure relief you’ve come to expect from memory foam. This is what stops my back from being even the slightest bit achy.
  • The 15cm dense core support foam adds strength, durability, and structure to support sleepers of all sizes, without feeling too firm on top.








You’re probably reading this still unsure whether it’s right for you because a sprung mattress is all you’ve ever known… and your friends tell you not to get a memory foam mattress because they overheat. Yep, I heard all that too and thought that too. And of course, you can buy cheaper mattresses. I’ve never really been one for a cheap mattress, when I spend 1/3 of my life on it I want it to be comfortable and give me a great night’s sleep. I’d rather forfeit something else in order to get a good rest, and it really isn’t expensive.

For me, the Leesa mattress is one of those perfect products which is at a great price point for what you get. From the website to the customer service, to the way it arrives in a compact box (don’t be fooled people, it’s actually quite heavy), to the ease of getting it on the bed and then the first sleep on it, Leesa has got it all just right for me.

Now finally, in the interest of full disclosure, I need to say that Leesa did send me the mattress in the hope that I would love it and review it. This has not influenced my blog post, I write what I think about products no matter what as I believe in the integrity of my writing. So, you may take this from me that I fully endorse the Leesa mattress and if you’re reading this considering purchasing a new mattress, try Leesa for 100-nights. I don’t think you’ll be sending it back.

Leesa is offering my readers the chance to buy the mattress with £50 off.


Having worked in design for the past decade, Daniel started ateliertally.com as a discussion of timeless, modernist product design. Trained as a graphic designer, he also has an avid interest in typography. You can follow him on Twitter @ateliertally.