Leesa vs Purple Mattress

Purple is one of the biggest names in the bed in a box market and is extremely popular across the US. But there are lots of newer names coming to the market, and one of these is Leesa. In this article we'll compare the two mattresses and discuss which one is best suited to your requirements.

Price and sizes

Leesa and Purple both come in a small range of US sizes, with the biggest for both brands being a King / California King. The Leesa is ever so slightly cheaper than the Purple mattress.

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The two mattresses are constructed quite differently – Purple use a unique hyper-elastic polymer with poly foam, whereas the Leesa has memory foam and latex. Let's have a look at the layers in more detail.


  • Cover – A blend of polyester and lycra, woven with a special machine that makes it seamless.
  • Top Layer – A 5cm cooling Avena (latex) foam, which is both hypoallergenic and fire retardant.

  • Middle Layer – A 5cm memory foam layer for comfort and moulding to the body.

  • Bottom Layer – A 15cm dense core support foam. This is the foundational layer for the mattress, helping it keep its shape.


  • Cover – A thin breathable cover made of a blend of polyester, viscose and lycra.
  • Top Layer – A 5cm comfort layer made of hyper-elastic polymer, set up in a grid structure to help with weight distribution and pressure relief. The air pockets that are created help to stop overheating while sleeping.
  • Middle Layer – An 8cm layer of transition poly foam to provide compression support for the mattress.
  • Bottom Layer – A 10cm firm layer of poly foam to give the mattress its shape and act as its foundational support.

The Leesa mattress is 25cm deep, whilst the Purple is 23cm.

Firmness, Comfort and Support

Both mattresses have a medium firmness rating, with the Purple perhaps being ever so slightly firmer, especially if you are of a light build. Let's look at the pros and cons of each mattress in this department.


  • Moulds extremely well to each sleeper's unique body form, due to the Avena foam combined with pressure relieving memory foam.
  • Minimal sinkage from the Leesa, meaning that whilst you are always supported, you don't feel stuck in the mattress.
  • One of the most breathable and cool foam mattresses on the market.
  • Struggles a little with edge support, but this is fairly standard with any foam mattress.


  • The Purple is very bouncy and responds quickly to pressure.
  • High ability to distribute weight evenly, helping to avoid any build-up of pressure points.
  • Excellent edge support for a 'box' mattress, meaning you feel supported even at the edge of the bed.
  • Good support for all sleeping positions but performs particularly well for side sleepers.

Other Factors

Both mattresses offer a trial period of 100 nights, with a full refund if you're not satisfied. There's also a 10-year guarantee and free shipping to the continental US. Leesa also run a programme to help improve communities around the United States, and donate 1 mattress for every 10 they sell.

Which mattress is best for me?

Both mattresses offer appealing factors, but here are some points to consider when deciding which best meets your requirements.


We'd recommend this mattress if:

  • You want a high quality mattress for a budget price. The Leesa performs well against far more expensive mattresses, such as Tempur.
  • You want a mattress that keeps you cool. The airflow of the top layer, combined with the breathable cover makes for exceptional cooling.
  • You want a mattress that is equally comfortable in any sleeping position.
  • You like a light bounce across the mattress, helping to keep it comfortable and responsive.


We'd recommend this mattress if:

  • You want a mattress that keeps your temperature neutral throughout the night.
  • You sleep on your side, as the Purple is one of the best on the market for side sleepers.
  • You want good pressure relief and support.
  • You want a mattress with some bounce. The hyper-elastic polymer layer responds quickly to pressure and allows the change of positions without any interference.