Tuft and Needle Vs Leesa

Leesa Vs Tuft & Needle Side by Side

Our Unbiased Comparison

Leesa and Tuftandneedle are two of the most popular brands online and both have thousands of 5 star reviews.  Each brand has unique features and different feels.

Below is our full assesment of each brand.  We have covered how they feel, perform and we will provide our recommendation on which brandyou might want to consider.

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Tuft & Needle Review

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Tuft & Needle:

  • You want a good value –  One of T&N’s biggest selling points is their price.  A queen comes in at $600.  So there’s value there.  UPDATE: T&N just raised Prices but have not improved the mattress.

  • Like to sleep cool – Foam mattresses can sleep warm.  However, T&N uses a poly foam that slept cool for us.

  • Like a lot of bounce – Poly foam offer much more bounce than memory foam.  Making it easy to shift positions and not feel stuck.

  • Sleep in all positions –  The firmness of T&N lends itself to performing well in all sleeping positions.


  • Want a good value – Leesa comes in at a competitive price when compared to many big furniture store brands.

  • Like to sleep cool – Foam mattresses can sleep warm.  Leesa uses a convoluted and areated layer of Avena foam on top which aids in cooler sleep.I did not experience excessive heat at all. Kayla is typically always cold so heat was not an issue for her either.

  • Want proof  of product – Leesa has thousands of 5 star reviews.

  • Are looking for a mattress to fit all sleeping positions – Leesa is a good medium feel and it performed well for all of our sleeping position tests.

  • Want good bounce paired with body conformance & pressure relief – The Avena foam and memory foam layer perfrom very well together to have a great balance of bounce/response and body conformance with pressure relief.

  • Value a company who gives back – Almost all of the companies online do some philanthrapy, Leesa seems to take it a step further.  They have programs with 3 separate initiatives. They donate mattresses, plant trees and they support thier local community.

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Tuft & Needle:

  • Prefer a coil mattress – T&N is an all foam mattress.  T&N won’t change your mind most likely if you are a innerspring lover.

  • Need good pressure relief – Personally I felt like the poly foam didn’t have quite as good pressure relief as a mattress that uses more of a premium comfort foam on the top layer such as memory foam, gel memory foam, latex or aveena foams.


  • Want a firm mattress – Leesa is a medium-medium soft feel.  If you prefer an extra firm mattress you will want to look elsewhere.

  • Don’t like foam mattresses –  If you are a spring mattress lover you may want to consider something with coils.

  • Are a stomach only sleeper – Although Leesa performed well for us in all sleeping positions if you are a stomach only sleeper you may want to consider something a tad firmer.


Tuft & Needle:

  • 1st layer – the top layer of the T&N is a 3″ layer of poly foam. This layer is designed to provide most of the support, comfort & cooling attributes.

  • Bottom layer Core/Support Foam – the bottom layer of the T&N is a 7″  base support foam.  This layer acts as a foundation and provides deep support and adds to body conformance.

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  • Top layer: 2″ of Avena foam. Avena is acts and feels like latex, except tests show that it is more durable. This layer is designed to provide comfort, cooling and body conformance.

  • 2nd layer: 2″ layer of memory foam. This layer provides support, pressure relief, and additional body conformance.

  • Bottom layer Foam Core: This layer is a foundational base for the mattress.

His & Hers Firmness & Feel

My thoughts (Ross):

Tuft & Needle:

The Tuft and Needle overal felt pretty good for the price.  It did conform well and perform well in all sleeping positions.  The poly foam has a different feel than most of the memory foam or latex mattress.  It’s hard to explain really.  It feels pretty good but I think it’s lacking in the pressure relief area.


The Leesa Mattress impressed me for the following reasons.

A.) To me the overall feel of Leesa impressed me and on  the (B.) you’ll learn why!

B.) They are one of a couple 10″ mattresses that uses 4″ of premium foams on top.  Most are 3-3.5″.  This makes the mattress conform to your body better and also makes it have fantastic pressure relief.

C.) It worked well in all sleeping positions.

D.) The mattress slept cool, had good motion reduction and

Her thoughts (Kayla):

Tuft & Needle:

I thought the Tuft and Needle was nice for the price as well.  But we have also tested a couple other mattresses like the Addable that uses gel memory foam and is $100 less. They have tons of good reviews on Amazon and i’ve read reviews that they hold up well so thats good.  It felt good for me sleeping on my side and stomach.  I would research the Addable too just because its cheaper and uses Gel foam.  Check out T&N Amazon reviews as well.


I really liked how the Leesa mattress conformed even being lighter in weight.  It was a bit softer which I like.  For side sleeping it was very good for me as well.  Overall Leesa is my favorite mattress we have reviewed so far.  The Avena foam was very responsive and had good bounce.  The motion reduction properties were very good too.  Ross likes to move around a lot so that was helpful for me!


Tuft & Needle:

Tuft and Needle has no issues for us with sleeping hot.  Poly foam generally disperses heat very well.


Avena foam has the same cooling properties as latex.  In addition, Leesa uses a convoluted and aerated Avena layer on top.  It circulates air easily.  The memory foam layer also draws heat from the top layer.  It never got excessively hot for us.

Adjustable Base Performance

Both the T&N & Leesa will work great on an adjustable base.


Tuft & Needle:

Twin XL$450
Cal King$900


Twin XL$550
Cal King$1150

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Warranty & More:

Tuft & Needle:

  • Shipping – free shipping, it arrives compressed in a box. Typically 2-7 business days.
  • Warranty – 10 years
  • Trial Period – 100 nights
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  • Made in the USA


  • Shipping – free shipping, it arrives compressed in a box generally in 1-7 business days
  • Warranty – 10 years

  • Trial Period – 100 nights
  • Discounts – None
  • Made in the USA


  • Leesa
  • Tuft & Needle

Overall Summary

Overall, I was impressed by the Leesa Mattress and the company. I spoke with the owner as he was coming back from London and had just donated a bunch of mattresses to a community in need. He really believes in giving back more and more as the company grows. The feel, support and pressure relief of the Leesa was great. I recommend giving it a try for sure.

Tuft and Needle was a great option online 1 couple of years ago, as they were unique. Since then, many brands have come out that offer more premium foams that are close in price or cheaper in some cases. However, they are very proven. We don’t know how many returns they have had but they have had a huge number of positve reviews (assuming they are all real). So if you value that fact it give it a try. Do your research and compare specs before you buy.