Leesa Legend Mattress Review

Based on Q&A session with our Chief Sleep Science Editor, www.SmartMattressBuy.com

Last updated | January 31, 2024

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Leesa Legend Mattress

By Brand: Leesa
4.38 out of 5.0
$2399 $1999
           


Product Description

Leesa Legend is the most luxurious mattress offering from Leesa. It is 12 inches thick and is an eco-friendly luxury mattress consisting of premium foam, a layer of individually-wrapped pocket springs, and a layer of micro-pocket springs for targeted support. The mattress uses recycling materials, thus making it eco-friendly. The top cover is entirely different from Leesa Original and Hybrid and is made of hypoallergenic organic cotton and merino wool. Recycled material is used for a sustainable and luxurious top layer.

In this article, we will review the Leesa Legend in detail. The review below highlights the key attributes, features, and pros/cons of the mattress.

  • Material: The Leesa Legend is a luxury mattress made of two spring layers, with the top layer made of premium foam. The mattress cover is made of organic cotton and Merino wool.
  • Sizes: The Leesa Legend is available in all regular sizes except Twin: Twin XL, Full, Queen, California King, and King.
  • Shipping & Delivery: Free shipping and delivery offered.
  • Trial & Return: 100 nights trial period. Free returns are available
  • Warranty: The Leesa Legend offers a 10-year limited warranty

Pros & Cons

Pros

  1. Suitable for light and average weight sleepers
  2. Good for those who sleep in different positions
  3. Preferred by sleepers seeking a medium-firm feel
  4. Good for couples sharing their beds with partners

Cons

  1. Not ideal for those seeking a very soft or extra-firm mattress
  2. Less suitable for heavyweight stomach sleepers

Firmness

Firmness is very subjective. It defines how soft or hard a mattress can be. The same bed may be soft to some and firm to others. It depends not only on personal choice but also on body weight and body type. Whether a mattress is soft or firm, it should be such that it supports body weight, promote healthy spine alignment, and ensure comfortable and restful sleeping.

The Leesa Legend is a soft, medium-firm mattress with firmness in the range 5-7, on a firmness scale of 10. The mattress is designed for support and comfort and is well suited to all sleeping positions. The firmness of the mattress helps to relieve pressure and reduces back pain. The firmness is such that it gives a balanced feeling of cushion comfort and support.

Material & Construction

The Leesa Legend creates an ingenious design and makes it very different from other hybrid mattresses in the market. The luxurious Leesa Legend comes with an ultra-soft beautiful hypoallergenic cover made of 100% organic cotton, Merino wool, and fibers made from recycled water bottles. The cover can stretch and features breathability. Recycled bottles make the mattress environment friendly and are a favorite among eco-conscious customers. The mattress is a multi-layer system that comprises both coils and foams.

The different layers in the mattress are detailed below:

  • Layer 1: The top comfort layer is a 1-inch hole punched foam that offers a subtle bounce and responsive hug to the body, additionally keeping the mattress cool.
  • Layer 2: Next to the top comfort layer is the 1.5-inch high-density memory foam that contours and gives pressure relief to the sleeper, irrespective of the sleeping position.
  • Layer 3: The third layer is a 5-inch-thick layer of foam and micro-coils. These micro-coils are not spread throughout the mattress; instead, the denser foam is present in the center of the mattress, while the 800+ micro-coils are present at the top and bottom of the layer. This is Leesa’s take on an inch zoned-support design, which helps relieve pressure from the shoulders and aligns the hips and shoulders.
  • Layer 4: Beneath the foam and coil layer is a 1-inch-thick layer of support foam that encloses the following layer.
  • Layer 5: This is a 6-inch-thick layer of 1000+ active response pocket springs that are encased on the top and bottom by a slim layer of high-density foam, which keeps the coils in place. This layer sets the base and foundation of the mattress. The coils provide independent response and support for the spine without aggravating pressure points.
  • Layer 6: The bottom layer is made of another 1-inch-thick layer of support foam that sets the mattress’s foundation and provides a base for Layer 4.
Leesa Legend Mattress

Rating

(4.38/5)
Leesa Legend Mattress
Materials & Construction (1=Least, 5=Best) (4.50/5)
Repositioning (1=Least, 5=Best) (4.50/5)
Comfort (1=Least, 5=Best) (4.50/5)
Cooling (1=Least, 5=Best) (4.50/5)
Motion Isolation (1=Least, 5=Best) (4.00/5)
Edge Support (1=Least, 5=Best) (4.25/5)
Overall Rating 4.38/5
Rating Scale: 1 = Average, 2 = Good, 3 = Very Good, 4 = Excellent, 5 = Winner

Repositioning

(4.50/5)

Repositioning describes the ability to change positions easily while sleeping. The Leesa Legend is a responsive mattress that adapts very fast to the changes in position on the surface of the mattress. The medium-firm feel and the decent hug help sleepers move around the mattress easily. Combination sleepers who frequently change positions will not feel trapped in the mattress. The bounce of Leesa Legends aids in sexual activity, and the top soft layers allow lying at any position comfortable.

Comfort, Back Support, Pressure Relief

(4.50/5)

Buying a mattress is difficult as there is a wide variety available in the market. The right mattress will help you have a good night’s sleep and will also give you relief from aches and pains, especially when you wake up in the morning. So, pain relief is an important feature that most people look for while buying a mattress. Back pain can be relieved only when the spine is relaxed. The

Leesa Legend is an innerspring mattress but offers all the advantages of a foam mattress. It is incredibly supportive, soft, has a bit of bounce, and is one of the most comfortable mattresses in the Leesa lineup. Foam and micro-coils in the third layer aim to target body areas as per their pressure-relieving requirement. The micro-coils are not spread throughout the mattress; instead, the denser foam is present in the center of the mattress, while the 800+ micro coils are present at the top and the bottom of the layer. This is done to simultaneously provide both support to the hips and lower back and provide pressure relief to the shoulders. Like all the mattresses in Leesa’s chain, the Legend is also a temperature-neutral mattress and does not allow the sleeper to feel particularly hot or cold.

The suitability of the mattress for different sleeping positions is detailed below:

  • Back sleepers: Back sleepers need support under their spine and neck to sleep properly. The Leesa Legend can be a perfect choice for light and average weight back sleepers as the top layer assists in cradling the heavier parts of the body, and the firm center provides lumbar support and keeps the hips elevated, thus aligned with the spine.
  • Side Sleepers: Side sleepers put the majority of their weights on their hips and shoulders. Thus, pressure relief and body contouring are the two essential features that they look for while buying a mattress. The Leesa Legend is an excellent choice for side sleepers as the hips and shoulders are allowed to sink into the mattress without jamming against the base layers. The zoned transition layers offer targeted support to different parts of the body. The compressed micro-coils under the head and foot and the firm foam center help the sleepers’ spine maintain proper alignment.
  • Stomach sleepers: Stomach sleepers need a firm mattress that would enable them to keep their hips elevated to prevent sinkage. The Leesa Legend is not ideal for stomach sleepers. Average-weight and heavyweight stomach sleepers will experience sinking of their lower back into the soft layers of foam. Lightweight sleepers may get some support while sleeping on their stomach and avoid back pain.
  • Heavy sleepers: Heavy sleepers need a firm mattress for restful sleep. Being a medium-firm mattress, the Leesa Legend is not recommended for sleepers over 250 pounds. However, sleepers below 250 pounds will get the necessary support lying on the Leesa Legend.

Cooling & Temperature Control

(4.50/5)

The most critical condition determining the quality and duration of the body’s recovery during sleep is a considerable decrease in the core body temperature. The Leesa Legend does not retain heat. The layer closest to the body has punched holes that allow air to flow through the mattress freely. Though the memory foam captures a certain amount of heat, the micro-coils and pocketed coils help ventilation, thus cooling the mattress. Overheating is further prevented by the responsive coils, which do not allow the sleepers to feel trapped in the mattress.

Motion Isolation and Sharing a Bed

(4.25/5)

Motion isolation describes if movement made across one side of the mattress is felt elsewhere on the mattress or not. Mattress with good motion isolation will help to neutralize activity made on one side of the bed, thus assisting partners in sleeping peacefully.

Innerspring mattresses do not offer good motion isolation. But the Leesa Legend fairs decently in this category because of the pocketed coils that help the springs move independently of each other. The use of memory foam on top of these coils suppresses any motion or movements. The hypoallergenic, breathable cover helps maintain a soothing, comfortable temperature irrespective of the season. Merino wool used in the cover prevents bacteria, mold, and mildew and also wicks away heat, thus aiding in temperature regulation.

Edge Support

(4.25/5)

Edge support defines the support that a mattress can offer around its edges. The edge support helps in stabilizing the perimeter of the mattress. It is an essential consideration for couples sharing their bed with partners, as poor performance may disturb their partners while getting in and out of bed, and limit using the full bed for sleeping together and while having sex.

Edge support is an important consideration for couples, as poor performance here limits both sleeping and sex. Leesa Legend performs fairly in this category but may not be at par with Leesa Hybrid. Sitting or lying near the edge may lead to some compression, but different layers of coils used in the making of the mattress help to maintain the shape and stability.

Recommendation based on sleeping style

Sleeping peacefully at night is as essential as eating good and nutritious food. Sleeping peacefully helps in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Each one of us sleeps differently, and our needs for comfort and support are also very different and unique. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, 1 out of 3 people suffers from insomnia leading to different health problems.

Below is a detailed description of how Leesa Legend is a good fit for different sleep positions.

  • Side Sleepers: The Leesa Legend is best for side sleepers. If the sleeper moves around a lot in their sleep, Leesa Legend will also offer support to the sleeper.
  • Back Sleepers: People preferring to sleep on their back need enhanced support, particularly around the hips, which may sink into softer mattresses and prevent proper spinal alignment. Back sleepers also need less pressure relief, as the position causes fewer pressure points than other sleeping styles. Back sleepers of petite to average size built may feel comfortable and supported by the Leesa Legend. However, sleepers with heavy built who tend to sleep on their back can opt for other options available in the market.
  • Stomach Sleepers: Stability and support are crucial for stomach sleepers so that there is no back or hip pain. The Leesa Legend mattress will work fine for the stomach sleepers but may not be the best option, especially for heavier people who may not get proper spine alignment and may sink too deep while sleeping.
  • Combination Sleepers-Those who alternate between various positions: Combination sleepers tend to change positions while sleeping. The responsive Leesa Legend makes it a good choice for lightweight, average-weight, and heavyweight combination sleepers, who would need a mattress that does not allow them to feel stuck into the mattress.

Price

Size Price Sale Price Discount
Twin XL $1899 $1599 16%
Full $2199 $1899 14%
Queen $2399 $1999 17%
Cal King $2699 $2199 19%
King $2699 $2199 19%
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