Are you familiar with the Leesa mattress? Say hello to their newest and first sister mattress, the Sapira mattress! The Sapira is a brand new hybrid mattress designed to be the ultimate in luxury for the true connoisseurs of sleep.
Can the Sapira by Leesa live up to these lofty expectations? We put them to the test in this week’s mattress review!
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The Sapira mattress is a hybrid mattress built from 5 different layers of coils and foam. It’s a total of 11″ thick.
- Top layer (comfort + cooling) – 1.5″ of high-density foam. This top layer of high-performance poly foam works to dissipate much of the heat created by the sleeper. Additionally, this layer provides the sleeper with the initial feeling of comfort and a quick response, so you never feel overly enveloped. It has a PCF (pounds per cubic foot) density of 3.75.
- Second layer (contour + pressure relief) – 1.5″ layer of memory foam. By placing a memory foam layer under the top layer of performance foam, the 2nd layer is able to provide a level of contour to the sleeper without excessive envelopment or heat retention issues. This layer also helps in terms of pressure relief. It has a PCF of 4.0.
- Third layer (transition) – 1″ layer of transitional poly foam. As a thinner piece of foam, the 3rd layer’s job is to provide a smooth transition from the above memory foam layer and pocketed coil layer below. It has a PCF of 2.0.
- Fourth layer (support) – 6″ layer of pocketed coils. This is one of the highest performance pocketed coil units ever created. It offers zoned support, creating more support where you need it and less where you don’t. Additionally, this coil unit includes specific edge support coils, allowing the edges to have the exact same feel as anywhere else on the mattress. There are 1,041 individual coils in the Queen size.
- Bottom layer (foundation) – 1″ layer of poly base foam. This bottom layer of foam primarily acts as the foundational support for the coil and other layers above. It has a PCF of 2.0.
The cover of the Sapira by Leesa mattress is cut from a single piece of fabric, which surrounds the entirety of the mattress. The cover of the Sapira is constructed from a poly-Lycra blend. The meshing of these two materials makes for a soft, stretchy, and highly breathable cover that feels extremely durable and well made. Lycra is the same material used in performance sports clothing and other accessories.
Next up, let’s talk about the aesthetics of the cover. Sapira uses the same 4 bar design that is used on the Leesa, but enhanced the style scheme a bit. Instead of 4 white bars, this cover contains an off-white color scheme with 4 grey bars. Each of which utilize a unique geometric pattern. This subtle style touch adds a nice extra to the overall look
Firmness, Feel, & Support
The Sapira by Leesa mattress comes in with a medium firm / slightly firmer feel, landing at a 6.5-7 out of 10 on the firmness scale, where 10 is the most firm. Although this is a little firmer than the more traditional, medium feel, the Sapira was designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of sleepers, body types, and weights.
To begin with, the feel of the Sapira is quite nice. At first, I found the mattress to be a little firm. Yet, after about 24 hours the mattress had decompressed fully and felt much more comfortable. The sinkage of the Sapira was different than most hybrids I’ve tested thus far.
Typically, I will see a deeper level of sinkage. Yet, on this mattress, that was not the case. As I lied down on the mattress (on my back) I noticed a slight amount of sinkage and contour. It was almost as if I could feel the memory foam core layer trying to contour to my body, but the level of push back was strong enough to prevent me from feeling trapped. This effect is achieved through the foam layers and coil unit work together to create a balance of support, sinkage, and comfort.
The Sapira by Leesa mattress has taken great strides to create truly exceptional support and material stability (even extending to the edges). But it still does a good job of allowing just enough sinkage to create pressure relief for critical pressure points.
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As a stomach sleeper, the Sapira was able to fully support my weight and provide me with consistent spinal alignment that I need. The thinner cover allows sleepers to be in direct contact with the layers below, helping to maintain the appropriate angle around your lower back.
I surprisingly really enjoyed sleeping on my side on the Sapira. While sleeping on my side the zoned coils were able to take greater effect than on my stomach. I also feel that the added pressure of side sleeping at my weight (140 pounds) allowed my body to more evenly engage the full range of foam and coil layers.
My wife, Samantha, sleeps primarily on her back and relayed to me that she slept comfortably throughout the night and did not feel any sagging or areas where the mattress lacked support. Overall, the Sapira did an excellent job of supporting us in all 3 sleeping positions.
One small note I would like to mention regarding body weight, support, and firmness. The Sapira was designed with great support and sleeper stability in mind. It has been factory tested to support sleepers up to 350 pounds, though based on the design I believe it could easily support up to 450. For both average weight and heavier sleepers, this creates a balanced and comfortable feel.
However, sleepers that are on the lighter side may find the support doesn’t offer enough pressure relief and is simply too supportive. At 140 pounds I felt comfortable and supported, but it was definitely a fine line. Sleepers that are less than 130 pounds are more likely to experience a firmness closer to a 7-7.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. If you are on the lighter side you’ll want to ensure that you’re comfortable with a little more firmness and push-back, especially if you are a stomach or back sleeper.
Next up, edge support. Put simply, the Sapira’s edge support is the best I have tested to date. The highly advanced pocketed coil system used in this mattress does an excellent job of supporting weight along the perimeter. On several occasions during my sleep test I slept directly on the edge and never once felt unsupported or as if I was going to be ejected from the mattress. This can be a major benefit for the sleeper who enjoys sleeping near the edge, couples engaging in amorous activities, and those who use the edge for daily activities (putting on shoes, watching television, etc.).
With regards to bounce and motion transfer. Being a hybrid means great bounce, which can aid in amorous activities and changing positions during the night. However, it also means a little more motion transfer. I wouldn’t describe the motion transfer as being bad by any stretch. There’s more transfer than you would get with an all memory foam mattress, but it’s much less than you would get with virtually any other coil / hybrid mattress and a number of higher bounce foams as well. In any case, the motion transfer was not substantial enough that my wife or I woke each other up during the night.
All mattress reviews on Sleepopolis go through a short series of sinkage tests. These tests are deigned to provide you with insight on how the mattress will perform under various conditions.
- Lying on back – while lying normally on my back with my weight spread evenly across the mattress, I saw 1.5″ of sinkage.
- Lying on side – as I rolled over onto my side, I was seeing 2″ of sinkage.
- Sitting on the edge (conservative) – while sitting on the edge of the mattress with my butt slightly further back, I saw 2.5″ of sinkage.
- Sitting on the edge (aggressive) – after placing my weight directly on the edge in a normal sitting position, I saw 3″ of sinkage.
- Standing in the middle – as I stood in the middle of the mattress with all of my weight focused on one point, I saw 4.5″ of sinkage.
Keep in mind, sinkage results may vary based on body weight and body type. As a reference point, I weigh 140 pounds.
- Shipping – free, compressed in a box, arrives in 4-10 business days
- Warranty – 10 years
- Trial Period – 100 nights
- Weight – Queen size mattress weighs 115 pounds
- Discounts – $200 off any Sapira mattress with code SLEEPOPOLI200S
- Made in the USA
The Sapira by Leesa mattress set out to be the ultimate luxury mattress designed for those who truly want the very best material quality, performance, and overall sleep they can buy. In that endeavor I believe they have achieved just that.
I don’t pass out overly positive comments lightly or offer praise unless it is truly earned. In this case, the Sapira absolutely deserves it. The design, build quality, and performance is in a word, exceptional. The mattress design addresses all of the primary functional performance characteristics sleepers look for in an ultra luxury bed, including great support, edge support, cooling, response, and overall comfort.
My only complaint is that I wish it was a touch softer. I tend to prefer more of a medium 5-6 firmness. Being closer to a 6.5-7 gives it amazing support and stability, but for some the feel may simply be too firm.
I would recommend the Sapira mattress to sleepers who:
- Want a medium firm to slightly firm feel – the Sapira mattress comes in with a slightly firmer feel, landing between a 6.5-7 out of 10 on the firmness scale, where 10 is the most firm.
- Want a hybrid mattress – as a hybrid mattress, the Sapira is a great choice for the sleeper who wants more bounce, great response, a cooler sleeping surface, and amazing edge support. By using a combination of high performance, high-density foams and an advanced pocketed coil base, the Sapira is able to provide exceptional performance in every major functional area.
- Want exceptional edge support – this is one of the most advanced coil units I’ve ever seen and the foams are equal performers. The result is without question the best edge support, for both sitting and sleeping, I’ve tested to date.
- Want to buy from a company that gives back – Sapira, a sister company to Leesa, takes giving back very seriously. As a company with a big heart, I believe it’s important to share that they are no stranger to providing to those in need. Over the past year and a half Leesa has donated over 6,000 mattresses. Now that Sapira has launched, I would expect to see those numbers grow even quicker. For every ten mattresses sold, one is donated.
For more information on the Sapira mattress, visit SapiraSleep.com.