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Sapira Mattress Review: The Best of Both Worlds

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The Sapira Mattress (by Leesa) provides a luxurious innerspring-like sleeping experience at a friendly price.

By integrating the best foam layers and pocketed coil springs, Sapira has produced a mattress that provides exceptional support, a great bouncy feel, minimal motion issues and a cool and dry night’s sleep.

All of this comes at a higher price than Sapira’s sister mattress, the Leesa, but it’s still far less than what you will pay in a store for the same level of quality.

In this 10-minute deep dive review, you will learn if the Sapira mattress is as good as some claim, whether it suits your needs and how it compares with other leading mattresses sold online.

So let’s get to it!

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About Leesa

In the mattress-in-a-box industry, Sapira’s parent company, Leesa, is a relative newcomer.

But their brand has been rising, quickly.

Today, Leesa is often compared with more established names like Casper, Amerisleep, Saatva and Nest Bedding.

The company’s first online mattress, the Leesa, is a great-sleeping and highly-rated budget foam mattress made from Avena and memory foam. I love it!

Sapira is Leesa’s first move into the more expensive innerspring market that is currently dominated by Saatva, Nest Bedding and others.

With the launch of Sapira in late 2016, Leesa now offers a mattress for people who want the support and feel of a luxury innerspring mattress, but prefer the convenience, in-home trial and lower prices afforded by buying their mattress online.

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Social Impact

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Leesa has always given back to their community.

Most of their social investments are aimed at improving the community and environment around them.

One of Leesa’s largest initiatives involves donating one mattress for every ten sold.

They’ve also worked with several non-profits towards various causes. In their environmental program, they collaborate with Arbor Day Foundation towards planting a tree for every mattress sold.

Lastly, the Sapira mattress is manufactured entirely in the United States. Leesa has a purpose-built factory in Mississippi, where all Sapira mattresses are produced. This helps create much-needed jobs and ensure the highest product quality.

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Purchase Process

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Leesa has created a separate website for Sapira at https://sapirasleep.com/, where you can purchase their new mattress.

Unlike a lot of other online mattresses today, the Sapira is not available on Amazon or in other retail stores, either online or offline.

Head over to the official website to read more about the mattress and how it is engineered.

Before buying, it is always a good idea to read through the return and warranty policies in full.

Also, make sure you check for the latest coupons or specials – Sapira often offers $100 or more discounts on their website, too.

The Sapira does not offer a choice of firmness or a split configuration, so the only choice you have before checkout is size.

There are six sizes available:

Twin
Twin XL
Full
Queen size
King size
California King

Before submitting your order, you have the option to finance your purchase over time through Affirm.

If you qualify, then you’ll get your mattress immediately and can pay for it over several months, interest free.

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Shipping

Sapira offers free shipping to all US states, including Hawaii and Alaska.

The company does not ship to international destinations at the moment.

Because every Sapira mattress is made to order, it takes 3-5 days after your order to ship from the factory. Tack-on another 1-5 days for shipping, and you get a total order-to-delivery time of 4-10 days.

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Delivery & Setup

Sapira Mattress Review - delivery boxYour Sapira will arrive compressed and rolled-up in a very compact box. Twin, Twin XL, Full & Queen ship in a 16.5” x 16.5” x 43.5” box. King and Cal King ship in a 17.5” x 17.5” x 45” box.)

Delivery is via UPS and is free of charge to all 50 states in the US (includes Hawaii and Alaska).

For an extra $99, you can have White Glove delivery, where the company will deliver a team of 2 to help you set up the new mattress in your home. For another $50, the Sapira team will remove your old mattress from your home.

Regardless of how you set it up, the mattress will be delivered in a surprisingly compact box whose size will depend on the mattress size you ordered.

Make sure you place it on the right surface. Sapira is designed to be supported on a flat, firm surface like a boxspring, platform bed or strong slatted bed.

To unpack it, you’ll want to free the mattress from the shipping box, then place the wrapped roll on your mattress support before cutting the wrapper. Once you do – POOF, the thing expands like crazy – faster than a memory foam mattress, so watch out.

It’s kind of amazing to me that they can pack a coil spring mattress into something this small.

Also: this mattress is heavy – the lightest Twin weighs in at 75 lbs. The California King weighs a whopping 142 lbs (!). If you aren’t using Sapira’s White Glove delivery, then you will want an extra pair of strong hands around to help you set it up.

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Aesthetics/Styling

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The Sapira mattress has a really nice look to it.

It has a sharp, modern design consisting of an off-white color covering the entire mattress with four gray bars on one end providing the only contrast.

If you look closely the bars, you will notice that they have different geometric patterns, creating an interesting overall style.

The rest of the mattress is decked in quilted diamond patterns.

Overall, very pleasing to the eye and speaks of quality.

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Technology

The technology in the Sapira mattress is not all that groundbreaking. There are plenty of other mattresses that use pocketed coils to boost up support and contouring.

What the company has accomplished here is two-fold:

  • they improved on the pocketed coil / hybrid design, and,
  • most importantly: they removed the ridiculously high price tag associated with luxury spring mattresses.

Sapira’s primary sleep technology is its pocketed coil layer.

Every Sapira is made with a thousand steel coils. Each coil is encased in its own pocket, a feature that eliminates noise and reduces motion transfer to a bare minimum (read more about this below).

Sapira Mattress Review - pocket springsThe company claims that it re-engineered the pocket spring itself to create a mattress with a “premium support system”. The coils used in the mattress are made from recycled metal and are tested to ensure their durability, support and responsiveness.

Pocketed coils support every square inch of this mattress, too – all the way to the edges, for uniform support and excellent edge support.

The coils are sandwiched between two stabilizing foam layers for added stability and support.

Finally, the top foam comfort layer is perforated with holes to improve air flow and moisture wicking.

Combined with the naturally openness of a coil system, this ensures a cool and dry sleeping experience.

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Construction

Sapira is a hybrid mattress, which means it combines the benefits of memory foam and innersprings into one design.

This is a big difference from its sister mattress, the Leesa. The Leesa combines memory foam and Avena foam, but has no innerspring component. It also explains the big price difference between the two: innerspring mattresses are considerably more costly to build and to ship.

The Sapira mattress contains three primary layers: two foam upper layers on top of a pocketed coil support layer that is sandwiched in two thin foam stabilizers.

Sapira Mattress Review - construction

All foams used in the Sapira are CertiPUR-US certified, which ensures that minimal volatile organic compounds are released and zero toxic chemicals are involved.

Let’s open up the mattress and look at each layer in more detail.

1. Cover

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Covering the entire mattress is a soft and stretchy piece of fabric designed to be comfortable and highly breathable.

The American-made cover consists of two thread materials: polyester, which makes it super soft, and Lycra, which gives it a stretchy feel.  The combination of these two materials form a poly-Lycra fabric that is soft, breathable and stretchy all at the same time.

Beautiful quilting and patterns are added to the cover to give it a unique feel.

The company does not recommend removing the cover to clean it. As a result, it does not have a zipper.

If the mattress cover gets dirty or stained, spot cleaning is the answer. Use cold water and mild detergent and be sure to rub gently to avoid damaging or wearing out the cover.

To avoid stains, consider buying a mattress protector.

2. Cooling layer (1.5 inches of performance foam )

The top layer is a 1.5 inch thick layer of 3.75 lb density performance foam.

This is a specially-engineered foam that keeps the mattress cool and comfortable, thanks to a series of holes punched into it.

It is also designed to be just as firm and responsive as latex foam.

So, you get that pleasurable bounce and firm top support that latex foam is known for.

3.  Pressure Relief layer (1.5 inches of memory foam)

The second layer is a 1.5 inch thick slab of 4 lb memory foam.

Memory foam is naturally great at relieving pressure. It also contours around the body, creating a comfortable ‘hug’ and eliminating painful pressure points.

Together with the first layer, it provides the comfort layer for this mattress.

On the downside, memory foam is not the best when it comes to cooling. It tends to retain too much heat.

But in the Sapira, the performance foam cooling layer above and the pocketed coils below ensure that the memory foam does not affect the mattress’ temperature control capability.

4. Support layer (8 inches of pocketed coils with stabilizing foams)

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On top of the coils, there is a 1-inch stabilizing foam layer acting as a transition from the comfort layer above to the support layer, below.

There is another 1-inch layer of stabilizing foam beneath the pocketed coils that acts as a base support.

The individually pocketed innerspring coils are designed to provide responsive support when you lay on the mattress. Every coil reacts individually to the pressure exerted on it.

This provides natural spine alignment and prevents problems such as back aches and sore neck. Whatever your sleeping position and whatever your weight, the springs will adapt to your needs.

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Smell/Off Gassing

For good reasons, mattresses containing memory foam have been accused of emitting nasty-smelling off-gassing.

Off-gassing refers to the emission of unpleasant smells when the mattress is new.

In years past, these emissions could sometimes be harmful, even carcinogenic.

But with better standards and more eco-friendly manufacturing practices in recent years, off-gassing is not dangerous, today – it is at most, mildly unpleasant for a week or so before the gassing tapers-off.

The Sapira has no off-gassing to speak of. This is perhaps due to the fact that it contains considerably less foam than other mattresses.

In case you are worried about harmful emissions, remember that the foams used are CertiPUR-US certified.

The fact that all manufacturing is done in the US should also give you some confidence as to the safety and quality of the mattress.

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Sleeping Experience

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So how does this new hybrid mattress stack up against other mattresses sold online?

Traditionally, luxury innerspring mattresses provide a more supportive and more luxurious sleeping experience, but they also cost a lot more to produce and to ship.

Overall, the Sapira mattress cost cosiderably less than a luxury innerspring mattress, yet it feels more supportive than even the best all-foam mattress.

The Sapira is also bouncier than even a latex mattress, and the body contouring is comparable to that of most memory foam mattresses, although the sinkage is not as deep.

By combining the strengths of memory foam (body contouring and pressure relief) with those of innersprings (coolness, responsiveness and support), Sapira really does deliver a sleeping experience that performs well in almost all areas.

To learn more, let’s take a look at the four key aspects of sleep experience: firmness, motion transfer, sinkage and temperature control.

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Firmness

Given the price and quality of this mattress, it’s a bit of a letdown to learn that Sapira only offers once firmness/comfort level, medium-firm.

So does its closest competitor, the Nest Alexander Hybrid.

So, if you have special comfort preferences, then you’re out of luck with Sapira. In this case, I recommend you check out the Helix, which offers a hybrid construction and a similar feel but lets you customize your mattress for your own unique sleeping style.

Sapira is marketed as a medium-firm mattress, and that’s exactly how it feels. When you lie on it, it feels slightly firm. I would rate it at 6.5-7 out of 10, where 10 is the highest firmness level.

At this firmness level, the Sapira feels firm enough to be supportive but still soft enough to offer pressure relief and ‘hug’ your body just a little.

Other reviewers have said that the Sapira mattress is firmer than expected when they first slept on it.

This is normal. As with any foam-top mattress, you should allow your body to acclimate to the new mattress, which can take a few nights to as long as two weeks.

By the second or third night, the mattress will feel softer.

If after several weeks of sleeping on it, you still don’t like the feel, then you can always return it and try another brand.

Try doing that with a store-bought hybrid!

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Sinkage

Sapira has middle-of-the road amount of sinkage.

Lying on my stomach or back produced the least amount of sinkage, at around 1.5 inches.

Side sleepers will notice deeper sinkage at around 2 inches, because of added pressure around the hips and shoulders.

 

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Edge Support

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Sitting on the edge, you will notice that Sapira’s edge support is excellent. Completely unlike pure memory foam mattresses, much more like an innerspring.

This is due to the excellent edge support provided by the pocketed coil support layer.

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Motion Transfer

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Another potential issue for any mattress is motion transfer, which is the amount of motion transmitted across the mattress’ surface between two people (or objects).

As you might expect from its design, the Sapira exhibits very little motion transfer.

This is largely attributable to the pocketed coil design. Because independent pocketed coils are not connected to each other, they can not transmit much lateral motion.

The minimal motion transfer of the Sapira mattress is a major advantage for couples who want a peaceful night, no matter how much of a fidgeter one of them might be.

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Hot/Cold Issues

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Temperature control is a big priority for any mattress company these days, especially any mattress that uses foam near the body.

Sapira relies on two main features to minimize heat retention.

The first is a perforated/ventilated foam cooling layer. This top layer contains small holes to enhance airflow and wicking-away of moisture.

The second feature is the pocketed coil support layer. Pocketed coils leave plenty of room for air to flow. This means that any excess heat is promptly carried away from the mattress.

You will have no need for top pads or other add-ons to combat temperature issues, because there are none.

Excellent airflow throughout the mattress also helps avoid a stale-smelling or moldy mattress .

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Price

Compared to budget foam mattresses, Sapira carries a noticeably higher price tag.

The most popular size, Queen, costs $1,475.

But you need to remember: this is a luxury hybrid mattress. Compared with store-bought mattresses that use similar technologies, it is far cheaper.

If the Sapira’s price tag is a shocker, remember that you can take advantage of Affirm financing to spread your payments out over several months.

Here is the full price list:

Twin  $825
Twin XL  $1,075
Full  $1,275
Queen size  $1,475
King size  $1,775
California King  $1,775

Shipping and delivery are free within the 48 US states.

For shipping to AK or HI, call for a quote.

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10-Year Warranty

Sapira offers a 10 year limited warranty for its mattress, which is similar to many other online mattresses.

For this price, though, it’s kind of a disappointment because we are starting to see newer companies offering 15 or even 20 year warranties.

The warranty guarantees that Sapira will cover replacement or repair costs for 10 years after you buy the mattress. Note that the warranty will be voided if ownership is transferred to another person or if the mattress goes outside the United States borders.

There are many other specifics detailed in the warranty, which you should read before making a purchase.

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100-Night Trial

Sapira’s 100-night return policy takes the risk of buying your mattress online without testing it first.

You have up to a 100 nights to try out the mattress and decide whether to return it or keep it. Like most other online mattress companies, Sapira recommends you try it out for a minimum of 30 nights to allow your body to get used to the new mattress.

If you still decide to return it after the 30-dat burn-in period, then the company will pick it up for free from your home and you will be given a full refund.

For buyers in Hawaii and Alaska, there is a $100 fee for returns.

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Pros/Cons

Pros

  • Excellent support, thanks to the pocketed coil layer
  • Excellent edge support
  • Very little motion transfer = great for couples
  • Bouncy feel = great for sex

Cons

  • No choice of firmness
  • Not cheap (but a lot cheaper than a store-bought equivalent)

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This Mattress is Perfect For You If…

  • You are searching for a luxury innerspring or hybrid mattress with a great bounce that sleeps cool, and at a great price.
  • As long as you’re ok with a medium-firm feel.

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Conclusion

Buying a luxury innerspring or hybrid mattress is usually an expensive affair, involving several thousand dollars and lots of unnecessary sales pitches.

Sapira offers a far more convenient buying process, a much lower price and doesn’t ask you to compromise on quality or technology.

In my opinion, Sapira is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an innerspring mattress online.


Alternatives

Two other highly-rated hybrid mattresses we’ve reviewed include the Helix mattress and the Alexander Hybrid mattress, by Nest Bedding.

Like the Sapira, the Helix and Alexander use coils in their support layer with an foam comfort layer on top.

But, they differ greatly in the number of layers and technology used.

Like the Sapira, the Nest Alexander Hybrid offers one comfort level.  The Alexander Hybrid is slightly less expensive than the Sapira, too, but it differs in feel and uses very different technologies.

You may also want to take a look at Helix. This new budget hybrid mattress is considerably less expensive than the Sapira or the Alexander Hybrid. In addition – unlike the other two – the Helix can be customized for your particular comfort preferences and sleeping style.  It sleeps great, too.

That said, the layering and technology used in the Helix isn’t at the same level of quality as the Sapira or Nest.


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