The Nolah Original 10 Vs Leesa Original Mattress

Shopping for a new mattress can be a confusing experience. With so many brands and so much choice available. We compare and contrast the Nolah Original 10 mattress against the Leesa Original mattress to help you make an informed decision on your next mattress.

Disclaimer: This comparison is based on publicly available information sourced from www.nolahmattress.com and www.leesa.com on the 9th day of January 2020. 

Comparison Table

 

Nolah 10” Original

Leesa Original

Type of Mattress

High-Resilience Pressure Relief Foam

Memory Foam / Polyfoam

100% Made in the U.S.A.

Yes – 100% made in the U.S.A.

Made in the U.S.A.

Materials and Construction

3-Layer / 100% High-Resilience Foam

3-Layer / Memory Foam / Polyfoam

Price for Queen Size

$894

$999

Trial Period

120 Nights

100 Nights

Free Shipping & Return

Yes

Yes

Length of Warranty

15-year

10-year

Firmness

Medium

Medium-Firm

Nolah Original 10 Vs Leesa Original - What to Compare?

The Type of Mattress

Allow your mattress firmness preference and natural sleep position to determine the type of mattress that best suits your needs. Do you sleep on your side or your back? Do you sleep on your tummy and then on your side? Once you recognize your sleep style, mattress shopping will be a breeze. The Leesa Original mattress is designed to suit all sleep styles; back sleepers, side sleepers, stomach sleepers, and combi sleepers, which might reduce the sleep comfort and support for some sleepers needing a more bespoke mattress tailored to their specific sleep needs. However, the Nolah Original 10 is designed with side sleepers in mind. One-size does not fit all, choosing a mattress that is tailored to your individual sleep needs ensures much greater comfort and improved sleep health than an ‘off-the-rack’ mattress.   

The Country of Origin

With consumers becoming more ethically minded when shopping, buying American made products is an act of patriotism. Supporting local businesses ensures a healthy local economy, therefore, buying American made salutes your friends, neighbors and local businesses. The Leesa Original mattress is made in the U.S.A. The Nolah Original 10 is 100% American made. All the materials used in their mattresses, foam, and cover are 100% made and assembled in the USA.  

Nolah 10 Original

Leesa Original

100% Made in the U.S.A.

Made in the U.S.A.

Materials and Construction

The Leesa Original is 3-layer memory foam, polyfoam, and LSA200 foam mattress that stands 10 inches tall. It is wrapped in a polyester cover that can be spot cleaned. LSA200 foam is less dense and more bouncy than memory foam so motion transfer could be an issue. The 2 inches of memory foam beneath the LSA200 foam will trap body heat, therefore, it will not give a cooling sleep in the same way AirFoam™ can or be as supportive because memory foam contain viscoelastic chemicals. The Nolah Original 10 is made of an innovative new AirFoam™. This pneumatic (air-filled) foam is made under high pressure and then crushed to blast billions of microscopic air pockets inside the foam, hence the name, AirFoam™. The billions of tiny air pockets act as individual shock absorbers creating a truly personalized sleep comfort. The Original 10 sleeps cooler than memory/polyfoam because it’s temperature neutral – meaning it does not contain the heat-trapping viscoelastic memory foam chemicals used in Leesa’s middle support layer. The Nolah Original 10 stands 10 inches tall and is constructed in 3 layers with breathable AirFoam™ and a natural viscose zip-off cover. The base is a 7-inch breathable foam of high density, the middle layer is 1-inch of support foam that is more durable and stronger than latex, topped with 2 inches of cooling, supportive AirFoam™ that is more pressure relieving than any memory foam mattress.

Nolah 10 Original

Leesa Original

High-resilience pressure relief foam (AirFoam™)

Conventional Memory Foam / Polyfoam / LSA200 Foam

Pricing and Sizes

The old adage ‘you get what you pay for’ is true in many instances but when it comes to mattresses, many brands inflate their prices. Consider your budget carefully when shopping for a new mattress. Only buy what you need and can afford. However, if the mattress you’re after is slightly out of your budget, your mattress provider ought to have an easy payment system in place, such as Klarna so you can pay for your new mattress over time. A Queen size Leesa Original mattress costs $999 while a Queen size Nolah Original 10 costs $894 and comes with 2 free pillows worth $158. Leesa offers 0% APR financing with Affirm over 6, 12, or 18 months. Nolah offers 0% APR financing with Klarna over 6, 12, or 24 months. 

Nolah Original 10 Mattress Sizes

Nolah Original 10 Mattress Prices

Leesa Mattress Sizes

Leesa Mattress Prices

Twin

$499

Twin

$599

Twin XL

$634

Twin XL

$699

Full

$754

Full

$899

Queen

$894

Queen

$999

King

$994

King

$1,199

Cal King

$994

Cal King

$1,199

 

Learn more about Mattress Sizes here: Mattress Size Guide 

Delivery and Packaging

Leesa offers free delivery and return in all 50 states. They also offer a white glove delivery service for $150 that will see your new mattress set up in your room of choice. Nolah also offers free delivery and return in 48 states but does not deliver to Alaska and Hawaii. The packaging dimensions of the Leesa Original and Nolah Original 10 are: 

Nolah Original 10

Leesa Original

Twin 38" W x 75" L x 10" H

Nolah 10” Original: 54 lbs

Twin 39" W x 75" L x 10" H

Leesa Original: 45 lbs

Twin XL 38” W x 80”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 57 lbs

Twin XL 39" W x 80" L x 10" H

Leesa Original: 48 lbs

Full 15” W x 15”x L x 41” H

Nolah 10” Original: 68 lbs

Full 53" W x 75" L x 10" 

Leesa Original: 56 lbs

Queen 60” W x 80”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 80 lbs

Queen 60" W x 80" L x 10" H

Leesa Original: 71 lbs

King 76” W x 80”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 97 lbs

King 76" W x 80" L x 10" H

Leesa Original: 90 lbs

Cal King 72” W x 84”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 95 lbs

Cal King72" W x 84" L x 10" H

Leesa Original: 92 lbs

 

The Leesa Original mattress is factory-made and produced in large volumes before being shipped to its stores and retail partners. This means that the Leesa Original mattress can sit in a store for weeks and months before being purchased. In contrast, The Nolah Original 10 (and Signature 12) is a bespoke mattress. Therefore, every customer receives a mattress that is made especially for them. The Nolah Original 10 goes into production within 3 days of ordering and leaves the US factory within 3-5 business days. Once it leaves the factory it will take a further 2-5 days before it reaches the customer. The Nolah Original 10 bespoke production and delivery take 5-10 days in total. 

Trial Period and Return Policy

Leesa offers a 100-Night trial while Nolah offers a 120-night trial. Both Leesa and Nolah will pick up the mattress from your home for free should you decide to send it back. Both Leesa and Nolah will recycle the returned mattress where possible and refund the cost of the mattress in full. 

Nolah 10 Original

Leesa Original

120-night trial

100-night trial

Length of Warranty

The Leesa Original mattress is covered by a 10-year warranty while the Nolah Original 10 is covered by a 15-year warranty. 

Nolah 10 Original

Leesa Original

15-year warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness Level

The firmness of your new mattress is dependent on the materials used in its construction. The Leesa Original mattress is a layered mix of conventional polyfoam, memory foam, and LSA200 cooling foam. Memory foam and polyfoam are widely known to retain heat and keep it on the surface of the mattress. This results in an uncomfortable sleep because memory foam and polyfoam mattresses are not supportive or breathable. The main customer complaint being that memory foam and polyfoam mattresses feel like sleeping on quicksand. Nolah AirFoam™ is different because it’s designed and constructed using modern sleep science and technology. This innovative new material breathes with you and supports the back, hips, and shoulders in a supportive hug. Not only that but AirFoam™ guarantees a perfect medium firmness for the duration of its lifespan.

Nolah 10 Original

Leesa Original

Medium 5.5 of 10

Medium-firm 6.5 of 10

Ideal for Which Sleeping Position?

Your new mattress should suit your individual sleep needs. The Leesa Original mattress is designed for every type of sleeper; back, side, stomach, and combi sleepers. Since all sleepers have different comfort needs, choosing a mattress like Leesa that is made for everyone may reduce the comfort for some sleepers with a more specific need for comfort. Nolah AirFoam™ mattresses are made specifically for side sleepers because it’s designed to support not just every muscle but the sensitive hip and shoulder areas in one unanimous layer of AirFoam™. Although Nolah provides excellent support and comfort for all sleepers, it's extremely well-suited for side sleepers where the hips and shoulders are the most vulnerable areas, therefore, it also requires a special type of supportive mattress designed especially for side sleepers.   

Check out Nolah’s Guide to Sleeping Positions and Guide to Side Sleeping.

Pressure Point Relief

The Nolah Original 10 mattress provides 4 times greater pressure relief than memory foam. Muscles and joints receive far greater support which benefits your quality of sleep and could also benefit your health. Nolah conducted heat-mapping tests to prove this which can be found on their website.

Cooling and Breathability

The Nolah Original 10 is made from a breathable AirFoam™ that is a modern material made without the heat-trapping viscoelastic memory foam chemicals used in the Leesa Original mattress. The breathable AirFoam™ does not absorb or store heat and ensure a cooling sleep experience for the duration of the mattress lifespan.   

Durability

Nolah’s Original 10 proved to be a 300% more durable than high-priced memory foam mattresses and 26 times more durable than their cheaper counterparts. Throughout a 100,000 cycles durability test, Nolah AirFoam™ loses a mere 0.03 of an inch.

Off-gassing

The Leesa Original mattress and Nolah Original 10 mattress are both odorless and CertiPUR-US® certified. Although when removed from the box, allow them to breathe for a few minutes to off-gas. This is perfectly harmless, it simply means to briefly air-out after being released from the air-tight box. The new mattress smell ought to dissipate within 24-hours.  

Comparison Summary

Both Leesa and Nolah are respected mattress providers and you should expect a high level of customer care from each company.

Mattress durability and price are two major concerns for anyone shopping for a new mattress. Memory foam and polyfoam mattresses are not as durable as AirFoam™ and Nolah’s mattresses run cheaper than Leesa’s. Nolah also gives you two free pillows with every purchase of a mattress.

The Leesa Original mattress contains memory foam and designed for every type of sleeper. The Nolah Original 10 mattress is 100% free from memory foam and designed to offer extraordinary support and comfort for side sleepers. Therefore, offering a more bespoke mattress.

Nolah mattresses are made of 100% American materials in Nolah’s US factories and are made to order. Therefore, your mattress will only be produced after you place your order. Leesa also produces its Original mattress in the U.S.A.

Shopping for a new mattress should not give you a headache. Let this comparison of the Leesa Original and Nolah Original 10 mattresses help you make an informed decision.

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