Leesa vs. Puffy Comparison

Choosing the right mattress for your needs could be baffling since there are various types of mattresses available on the market. For this reason, you must have proper knowledge about some popular mattress brands so that you can take the guesswork out of your decision-making.

This article compares two popular mattress brands i.e. Leesa and Puffy to help you determine which one best suits your specific preferences and needs.



The Leesa cover is made of a polyester blend and is soft with a cozy feel to it. The cover is designed to allow for air to flow into and out the mattress as added temperature regulation.

The Leesa cover is slightly thicker than other bed covers, but this is good because it makes it a durable piece of fabric that is an iconic four-striped delight featuring extra fire retardant characteristics.


On unboxing the Puffy Queen size mattress, you will find out that its cover is made of plastic material which protects it from any possible thing that it might get exposed to in delivery.

Once unboxed, the mattress slowly expands into shape with its signature stitched in clouds, and after a few hours, it puffs up (just as the name implies) into its glory.

The Puffy cover is a plush and stretch-knit one that makes it stay tight over the mattress. With tiny pores to enhance breathability and a cool sleeping surface that wicks away heat and moisture.

The cover’ side panels are made of high-quality dark grey durable fabric. It also has a washable zippered cover with a Puffy logo placed near the mattress footing.



leesa mattress construction

The Leesa mattress is an all-foam construction standing at ten inches in height and consisting of three layers: comfort layer, memory foam, and base.

FirstThe comfort layer comprises of two inches Avena foam, which is known to look and feel like latex, so the Avena has quick pressure response and provides the mattress with a kind of bounce that allows you change positions without mattress getting in the way.

The Avena also possesses impressive cooling properties, add this to the strategic holes in the top of the top comfort layer, plus its convoluted design at the bottom, you should be able to have a good sleep due to the temperature regulation.

SecondThe Leesa’s middle layer is composed of two inches’ memory foam that contours to the body and allow sleepers to sink into the mattress to further relieve pressure.

The memory foam is also known to have decent heat retention capabilities and placed below the latex-resembling Avena foam; the Leesa has an added protection against overheating. By its location under the more responsive comfort layer, sleepers will be able to relieve even more pressure when they push through into the memory foam without feeling stuck.

ThirdThe base of the Leesa mattress is six inches of high quality and high-density poly foam and supports the previously mentioned two above layers and the sleeper at the very top.

This is the foundation of the Leesa and maintains the shape as well as the durability of the mattress.


puffy mattress construction

The Puffy mattress is a 10-inch mattress made from two specially designed foam layers.

FirstThe top layer is a 3-inch Cooling Cloud foam made of gel-infused viscous polyurethane foam manufactured using Variable Pressure Foaming technology.

The infused gel absorbs body heat and provides airflow eight times more than the regular foam mattress.

SecondThe Puffy mattress’s second layer consists of a 7-inch Firm Core Support foam made of 1.5 PCF polyurethane also made using the same Variable Pressure Foaming technology.
ThirdWhereas the base layer gives a kind of firmness that aids optimal spinal alignment. It also adds solid support and helps maintain comfort for users of a large variety of weight.

Also, the Insta-Firm Technology of the base layer has a unique performance, delivering up to 99 percent more responsiveness and four times better support than standard mattresses.

Firmness (Support & Comfort)

Leesa vs Puffy firmness

Both beds have similar positions on a firmness scale to give a rough idea of what sleeping positions each mattress is more suited for.

The Puffy mattress has a medium firm feel and falls around a seven on a firmness scale of 1 to 10 making it ideal for back sleepers and people who like so sleep on their stomachs and prefer the slightly firmer feel.

It’s also good for side sleepers who favor more support. Puffy is also okay for a heavier person.

The Leesa also gives a good medium account of itself albeit coming a little short of Puffy at a rank of 6 on the same firmness scale. But this also makes it a sweet spot for all sleeping positions, supportive enough for people who sleep on their stomachs and soft sufficient for side sleepers as well.

It’s also more idea for couples.

Edge Support

Edge support refers to the sturdiness of the mattress perimeter. And both mattresses feel the same when you’re sleeping in the middle of the foam and when you roll towards the edge.

But both mattresses have less durable perimeters, like most other foams and so sitting on the edge for extended periods will gradually break down their sides.

Motion Transfer

The Puffy only has memory foam whereas its Leesa counterpart has a more responsive Avena foam on top of it. So the Leesa will possess a bit lighter feel, especially on the head.

While both mattresses don’t exactly have much motion transfer capabilities, the Puffy will come out on top with better motion isolation when the two beds are pitted against each other.


Puffy and Leesa both have inbuilt materials and tech that are meant to cool them, and both do well enough to regulate temperature.

Puffy’s firmer mattress uses technology that helps dissipate heat eight times better than standard memory foams and keep one from sinking too deeply; while the Leesa has a convoluted top layer of aerated Avena foam. Making it not only more responsive but also heat excellently. Leesa’s unique shape also creates space pockets at the bottom that increase air flow.

Sleepers will sleep reasonably comfortably and cooly on both mattress brands.

Trial Period, Warranty


With 100 days trial period, you can enjoy sleeping on a high-quality Leesa mattress and still request a refund if the product is not up to your expectations.

The trial period Leesa offers is only in-home which means you won’t be able to ask for a refund if you take the mattress for camping. Apart from that, Leesa promises to give you a full refund in case you are not impressed by the mattress.

As far as warranty is concerned, Leesa mattress comes with 10 years limited warranty.

It is a full replacement warranty, which means if there are any major issues with the performance or other problems, you can contact the customer support and get a replacement without paying any charges.


Puffy mattress

Customers often claim that Puffy is one of the most comfortable mattresses available on the market. The mattress offers great value for money.

Puffy mattress comes with a 101-night trial period. During the trial period, if you are not satisfied with the mattress then you can request for a refund by contacting the customer support.

Puffy offers a generous lifetime warranty on their mattresses. So, you can purchase it with confidence knowing that it will last a lifetime without any issues.

Leesa vs. Puffy: Which one to choose?

You Might Want to Pick Leesa if

  • You are specifically looking for a mattress that relieves common body pains and soreness.
  • You want to buy a mattress that can help you sleep comfortably with minimal heat.
  • You are allergic to dust mites and want to buy a mattress that is helpful for you in this regard. Leesa mattress contains polyurethane foam which limits the concentration of dust mites.
  • You sleep in a number of different positions. Leesa mattress is suitable for various sleeping positions.
  • You want to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed.

You Might Want to Pick Puffy if

  • You want to purchase a mattress to relieve pressure on your joints. The Puffy mattress is specially designed to provide support in order to help reduce niggling pains and aches.
  • You sleep on your back or side. While the Puffy mattress is suitable for the majority of sleepers, it is best for side and back sleepers.
  • You are looking for one of the most comfortable mattresses on the market.
  • You want to purchase a comfortable mattress that comes with a lifetime warranty.
  • You are looking for a mattress that offers excellent value for money.