We’ve had a king-sized Tuft & Needle mattress in our master bedroom for almost a year now and last fall, we put two XL twin Leesa mattresses in the girls’ bunk room. A few people asked why we didn’t get the same mattress, and the truth is–we were curious to see if we would have liked the Leesa more!
Now that it’s been a few months with both, we thought we’d share our own opinions of how they differ and even which one we’d prefer if we could do it all over again. But first, they have a lot of similarities.
•BOTH you can order online.
•BOTH have thousands of 5 star reviews
•BOTH have 100 night risk free return policy
•BOTH are a 10″ high-quality foam mattress
•BOTH come in a box and expand to full size in about an hour after unboxing
With all those similarities, they are absolutely not the same mattress. The first difference you’ll notice is the price. The Leesa mattress is $100-$200 more depending on the size you choose, but maybe it’s worth it?
A mattress is an extremely personal-preference thing. And, obviously, both mattresses have a lot of fans, so we’re not here to tell you which one you’d like better. But personally, after reading many bed-time stories to the girls while laying in their beds and even dozing off a dozen times (it’s so quiet and cool in their room!), we find that the Leesa mattress is more comfortable and enjoyable. The T&N feels more dense, while the Leesa has a nice give to it. And while both claim to have cooling aspects to them, the Tuft & Needle sleeps warmer. After researching a little more, I learned that the T&N has two layers (their own “Adaptive” Foam on top of a “supportive base layer”) while the Leesa has three (A 2″ top layer of cooling foam, 2″ contouring memory foam in the center, on top of 6″ dense core support foam).
Would we have been perfectly happy with our Tuft & Needle had we not tried the Leesa, too? For me, yes. For Chris? Probably not. Many of you know that Chris had back surgery 2 years ago and getting the T&N mattress a year ago, we were hopeful that it would help in his continuing recovery. It was a big (!!) improvement from our previous mattress, but recently Chris’s back started acting up again. He put a mattress topper on his side of the bed which helped for a couple months but he needs more support now. We’re working closely with his chiropractor to look at all of our options, but that’s a different post (and likely mattress) entirely.
Do you have the Tuft & Needle or Leesa mattress? We’d love to hear your experiences in the comments, and maybe you’ll even help someone else decide.