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Brooklyn Bedding vs. Leesa Mattress Review

The Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress and Leesa Original mattress are both bed-in-a-box mattresses achieve high rankings for being balanced, budget-friendly mattresses. But which one is best for you? Follow along as we break apart these two mighty contenders to see how they compare, and which might be best for your specific needs.

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Leesa Mattress
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  • Sleeps Cool
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Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress
  • Nice for side sleepers
  • Pressure relief without feeling stuck

Leesa vs Brooklyn Signature: Similarities vs Differences

Before we get into this review, let’s discuss some of the key similarities and differences between these mattresses to help decide if either one is right for you. Though these mattresses do have a similar firmness level, their different constructions makes for a much different feel. Let’s check it out!

Main Similarities

  • The Leesa mattress and the Brooklyn Signature mattress both have about the same firmness level.
  • Both sleep cool thanks to layers of proprietary foam that were created with breathability in mind.
  • Both have layers of foam that offer gentle pressure relief.
  • Both have 10-year warranties.
  • Both are offered at an affordable price point.

Main Differences

  • The Brooklyn Signature is a hybrid mattress, that uses both coils and foam, while the Leesa is an all-foam mattress.
  • The Brooklyn Signature has better edge support than the Leesa.
  • The Brooklyn Signature is bouncier than the Leesa.
  • The Brooklyn Signature comes in three firmness options (soft, medium, and firm) while the Leesa only comes in one firmness option.
  • The Leesa has a bit more off-gassing than the Brooklyn Signature. All-foam mattresses typically take a bit longer to dissipate odor.

Which is Better for You?

Depending on your shape, size, and sleeping preference, either the Brooklyn Bedding or the Leesa might better suit your specific needs.

  • If you’re a back sleeper who likes the feel of an all-foam mattress, I’d recommend the Leesa.
  • If you’re looking for a bouncy mattress, I think you’d be happier on the Brooklyn Signature. Bouncier mattresses are better for combination sleepers, since they tend to be easier to move around on.
  • The Brooklyn Signature can support up to 800 lbs, while the Leesa can support up to 600 lbs, so heavier sleepers might want to opt for the Brooklyn Signature.
  • Memory foam lovers will likely prefer the Leesa, which has a two-inch layer of memory foam that provides gentle pressure relief.
  • Couples are better suited to the Brooklyn Signature, since it performed better on our motion transfer test, meaning you’re less likely to be disturbed by movement on one side of the bed.

Brooklyn Signature vs Leesa Mattress Feel Comparison

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Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress
Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress
Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress

Resilient, latex-like foam offers sleepers of all styles great, pressure-relieving support!

One of the most important things to consider before buying a new mattress is what it feels like. The problem is, feel is super subjective! What might feel quite firm to me, might seem medium-firm to you. So, to give you the best idea possible of what these mattresses will feel like to you, I polled a range of folks in the office on each mattress’s firmness. I also put them through some tests to see how bouncy they were and what their edge support was like. 

Leesa vs Brooklyn Bedding firmness
The Leesa and Brooklyn Signature have about the same firmness level.

Leesa

The Leesa is just a bit firmer than medium-firm—about a 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale (where 10 is the most firm). This select firmness is within the range that many sleepers find comfortable, a “universal comfort” level.

The feel of the Leesa mattress is extremely balanced. When a sleeper first lies on the Leesa, the breathable foam provides great cooling with a moderate amount of sinkage. Then, the mattress begins to contour and provide a bit of deep compression and pressure relief, a result of the middle layer of memory foam. The materials work together so that the sleeper does not get overly enveloped by the memory foam or have too much bounce and responsiveness from the breathable foam.

Regarding support, the Leesa again does a nice job. The Leesa is capable of supporting sleepers up to 300 lbs individually, and 600 lbs in total. The four-inch comfort foam (two inches of breathable foam + two inches memory) is thick enough to provide sufficient support for the majority of sleepers, though this mattress is generally most comfortable for back sleepers. I think stomach sleepers might want something just a bit firmer. I would like to note that the Leesa didn’t perform all that well on our edge support test, so you might feel less supported on the sides of the mattress than the middle.

For more information the Leesa’s feel and support dynamic please see my full Leesa mattress review.

back sleeping on the Leesa
The Leesa is great for back sleepers.

Brooklyn Signature

In comparison, the Brooklyn Signature mattress offers three different firmnesses- soft (4 out of 10), medium (7 out of 10), and firm (8 out of 10). The one I’ve reviewed here is the medium, which is just a touch firmer than the industry standard for medium firmness of 6.5.

Brooklyn Bedding uses TitanFlex foam, which to my knowledge, is proprietary to Brooklyn Bedding. TitanFlex performs similar to a latex, providing great bounce, resiliency, and responsiveness. This type of foam helps prevent the “trapped” or “stuck” feeling that can be more common in all memory foam mattresses.

As for support, the Brooklyn Signature mattress performs very well. It uses four inches of TitanFlex foam, which helps provide comfort and support for heavier sleepers. The Brooklyn Signature can support up to 800 lbs in total, which is great news for larger individuals. It also has great edge support, so you’ll feel just as supported on the side of the bed as the center. The middle layer is a firmer version of the TitanFlex foam than the top layer. This extra firmness helps to provide additional support, as well as more easily transition sleepers into the more supportive and even firmer base support foam.

For more information the Brooklyn Signature’s feel and support dynamic please see my full Brooklyn Signature mattress review.

Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Review
The Brooklyn Bedding Signature in the Sleepopolis bedroom.

Comparing Leesa and Brooklyn Signature Prices

In the chart below, you’ll be able to compare the price differences between the Brooklyn Signature and the Leesa Original. Make sure to check out our Leesa coupon page and Brooklyn Bedding coupon page for a nice discount.

Prices listed are before discount or offer for each size.

SizeLeesaBrooklyn Bedding
Twin$799$599
Twin XL$849$749
Full$999$899
Queen$1,099$1,124
King$1,299$1,374
California King$1,299$1,374

Comparing Leesa and Brooklyn Signature Mattress Materials

Wondering what makes these bad boys tick? Below, I’ll give you a rundown of the materials that help give the Leesa and Brooklyn Bedding their unique feels.

Leesa

Cover — Made of a breathable twill fabric, the Leesa cover is soft to the touch with a cozy feel.

Comfort Layer – This top layer is made of two inches of breathable foam, a proprietary blend that has a latex-like feel. This foam provides a faster response time than mattresses with traditional memory foam as the top layer. 

Contour Layer – Two inches of memory foam. This layer gives some pressure relief, provides deep compression, and body contouring. 

Support layer – Six inches of high-density support foam. This base layer of foam is the firmest of the three, designed to provide support and structure to the entirety of the mattress. 

Leesa Construction
The Leesa is an all-foam mattress with a comfort layer and a support layer.

Brooklyn Signature

Cover- a breathable quilted top infused with gel memory foam to help with cooling.

Comfort layer– Two inches of TitanFlex foam. This foam is responsive and provides nice cooling, bounce, and comfort

Transition layer– Two inches of Energex foam. This layer is like the TitanFlex, but a bit firmer. While it has a lot of the qualities of the layer above, the added firmness also gives it a bit more support and deep compression

Support Layer– Six inches consisting of 961 pocketed coils which add support, help isolate motion, and give some airflow to the mattress.

Base Layer – 1.5 inches of high-density poly foam that helps support the pocketed coils. 

Brooklyn Bedding mattress layer (top to bottom) - 2" TitanFlex foam, 2" TitanFlex foam, 6" base foam
Brooklyn Bedding mattress layer (top to bottom) – 2″ TitanFlex foam, 2″ TitanFlex foam, 6″ base foam
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Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress
Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress
Brooklyn Bedding Signature Mattress

Resilient, latex-like foam offers sleepers of all styles great, pressure-relieving support!

Leesa vs Brooklyn Signature: Best Qualities

Now that you know just about everything there is to know about these two mattresses, let’s summarize what we’ve learned by discussing the best features of the Leesa and Brooklyn Bedding. Remember, these mattresses have similar price points and are about the same firmness level, but are made of very different materials and are best for different sleepers.

Leesa Best Features

  • Great cooling properties
  • Offers gentle pressure relief for back sleepers at pressure points in the lower back
  • Is more responsive than an all-memory foam mattress

Brooklyn Bedding Best Features

  • Is a great option for heavier sleepers since it can support up to 800 lbs
  • Is a bouncy mattress that’s likely to be great for combination sleepers who will be able to easily switch positions on it.
  • Has good motion isolation making it a nice option for couples.

Comparing Company Policies

Leesa Policies

  • Trial – 100-night trial period
  • Warranty – 10-year limited warranty
  • Shipping – Free shipping

Brooklyn Bedding Policies

  • Trial – 120-night trial period
  • Warranty– 10-year warranty
  • Shipping – Free shipping and returns

Comparing Leesa and Brooklyn Bedding Customer Service

We rate each company for their customer service based on our own experience. We just for factors like call wait time, politeness, and responsiveness. Companies can receive one of four ratings: Stellar, Great, Satisfactory, or Poor.

Leesa Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating

Great: I was able to immediately connect with a human using the chat function on the Leesa site. I asked “Which Leesa is best for side sleepers” and got a pretty vague answer that all of their mattresses are designed for side sleepers, but once I asked for something soft (which is best for side sleepers) I was able to get some good specific recommendations. 

Brooklyn Bedding Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating

Stellar: I gave Brooklyn Bedding a Stellar rating because I got a speedy and informative answer when I asked a question using the chat feature on their site, and they were super polite! 

More from Leesa and Brooklyn Bedding

Leesa Hybrid

  • The Leesa Hybrid is a bouncier mattress than the Leesa, thanks to its layer of pocketed coils.
  • The Hybrid has better edge support than the Leesa, making it a better choice for couples who need to take full advantage of their mattress.
  • The Hybrid has better motion isolation than the Leesa, another factor that makes it a better option for couples.
  • Interested to learn more? Check out my full Leesa Hybrid review.

Brooklyn Bedding Aurora

  • The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora is a hybrid like the Signature, but is quite a bit softer. I think it’s a great option for side sleepers.
  • The Aurora has even better motion isolation than the Signature, meaning couples are very unlikely to be disturbed by their partner’s movements at night.
  • The Aurora is very cooling thanks to its phase-change material cover and copper-infused foam, which helps dissipate body heat.
  • Check out my full Brooklyn Bedding Aurora mattress review.

Other Common Comparisons

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Logan Block
Logan is the content director of Sleepopolis, which means he not only reviews new mattresses every week, but also curates all the comparisons, best of pages, and video guides on the site. He takes a straightforward, honest approach to his reviews and endeavors to give viewers an objective look at each new product he tries out. Logan has perfected his method by personally testing over 200 different mattresses, so he’s not only able to discern the overall vibe of a specific bed, but to contextualize its feel within the bed-in-a-box market as a whole. When he’s not hopping on a new bed or working with our editorial team to whip up an engaging sleep education guide, you can find him reading books on world history, walking his dog Pepper, or searching for the best cheeseburger in New York City.