Leesa vs Helix: Which is the best Memorial Day hybrid mattress sale for you?

In our Leesa Legen Hybrid comparison image, the Leesa Legend Hybrid is seen on the left hand side of the image and the Helix Midnight Luxe is seen on the right
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The best hybrid mattresses offer the pressure-relieving comfort of memory foam with the bounce and responsiveness of an innerspring. Two of the most popular hybrid mattresses on the market right now are the Leesa Legend Hybrid vs Helix Midnight Luxe —  but how to choose between them? 

Many of the beds that feature in our best mattress guide are hybrids, thanks to their pressure relieving yet responsive qualities. But with so many similarities between them, it can be difficult to determine whether the Leesa Legend Hybrid or the Helix Midnight Luxe is the best hybrid mattress for your sleep needs. 

Both beds offer excellent pressure relief for side sleepers and both are discounted in the Memorial Day mattress sales. Right now you can buy a queen size Helix Midnight Luxe for $1,661 at Helix Sleep (was $2,373), thanks to an incredible 30% off. Price-wise, the Leesa is slightly more expensive. You can buy a queen size Leesa Legend Hybrid for $1,819 at Leesa (was $2,599), and is also discounted by 30%.  

In this comparison piece, we'll delve into their key differences between the Leesa Legend Hybrid and the Helix Midnight Luxe, helping you decide which mattress (if either) you'd like to snap up in the Memorial Day sales. Let's get started. 

Leesa Legend Hybrid:

Leesa Legend Hybrid: Was from $1,999 | now from $1,399 at Leesa, plus 2 free pillows and a sheet set
The Leesa Legend Hybrid is has the perfect combination of cushioning, bounce and flex making this one the best mattresses for back pain. It has a three zone support system which offers pressure reliving micro-springs with motion isolating foam for additional comfort.Right now there’s 30% off the entire Leesa range which means you can get queen size Leesa Legend Hybrid for just $1,819 and that includes two free pillows and sheet set. Leesa offer a 10 year warranty, 100-night sleep trial and free no-contact delivery.  

Helix Midnight Luxe::  now $961 at Helix plus free dream pillow set
Evergreen Helix sales usually 

Helix Midnight Luxe:: was from $1,373.80 | now $961 at Helix plus free dream pillow set
Evergreen Helix sales usually fluctuate between 20% and 25%. However, a Memorial Day mattress sale means there's an unprecedented 30% off the Helix Midnight Luxe mattress right now, which translates to a healthy saving of up to $862.12. Enter the code MEMDAY30 at checkout to unlock your saving. This discount brings the price of a queen down to $1,661 (was $2,373.80), plus you'll get two free dream pillows. If you've been waiting for the right time to buy this mattress at the best price - this is it.

Leesa Legend Hybrid vs Helix Midnight Luxe mattress: Specs

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Leesa Legend Hybrid vs Helix Midnight Luxe mattress: Price, Trials & Warranties

  • Leesa is offering an epic 30% off all sizes of the Leesa Legend Hybrid
  • The Helix Midnight Luxe is also discounted by 30% this Memorial Day
  • Both beds come with a 100 night sleep trial and free shipping

The Leesa Legend Hybrid is the predecessor to the popular Leesa Sapira Hybrid, but retains it’s higher price point because it boasts some superior features to the Sapira. Leesa run evergreen sales so you won’t every pay full MSRP for this bed. Leesa discounts usually hover around 25% off. However, a 30% off plus a free bedding bundle which includes two pillows and a sheet set means you can buy a queen size Leesa Legend Hybrid for just $1,819 (was $2599) at Leesa.

The Helix Midnight Luxe sits in the middle of Helix's price structure, above the 'Core' range and below the 'Elite.' It's stuffed full of premium materials that come together to make this the best mattress for side sleepers. At full MSRP, the Helix Midnight Luxe starts at $1,373. Right now there's an epic 30% off the Helix Midnight Luxe, which means that prices now start at just $91 - that's the best Helix mattress sale we've seen on this model, and even beats the savings we saw during last Black Friday.

Both mattresses offer a 100-night sleep trial and free delivery. The only place they differ is when it comes to warranties. The Leesa Legend Hybrid has a 10-year warranty whilst you get an 15-year warranty with the Helix Midnight Luxe. 

Leesa Legend Hybrid vs Helix Midnight Luxe mattress: Materials and design

  • The Helix Luxe Midnight has a thicker profile at 13.5”
  • Both mattresses use a combination of foams and coils
  • Both mattresses also have six internal layers

The Leesa Legend Hybrid has a soft to the touch and luxurious cover which is made from 100% organic cotton, merino wool and recycled fibres. Like the Helix Midnight Luxe it also has six layers, although it is not as deep at 11” tall. The first layer is a comfort layer of polyfoam, followed by a memory foam layer, another transition layer of firmer polyfoam, a support layer of individually wrapped springs before a final high-density foam base layer to keep it stable. 

Leesa Legend Hybrid mattress

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The Helix Midnight Luxe is a medium feel mattress that stands at 13 inches tall which is 1.5 inches more than the Leesa Legend Hybrid so its the perfect depth for side sleepers who need that thickness. Like all the other mattresses in the Helix brand, the Midnight Luxe has a breathable hypoallergenic Tercel cover but there is an option to upgrade to a premium pillow top that is infused with a GlacioTex for additional cooling. 

The Helix Midnight Lux has six internal layers that include a comfort layer for full body contouring, a Copper Gel Memory Foam, a layer of Helix Responsive Foam, up to 1,000 individually wrapped coils and then a base layer of DuraDense Foam.

Leesa Legend Hybrid vs Helix Midnight Luxe mattress: Comfort and support

  • Both mattresses have a medium firmness rating
  • The Leesa Legend Hybrid has a softer feel
  • Both mattresses are good for side sleepers

The Leesa Legend Hybrid also works well for side sleepers offering zoned support especially around the shoulders, back and hips. Back sleepers will also find this comfortable although it is a lot softer than the Helix Midnight Luxe so if you don’t like that sink in feeling then this may not be the right option for you. It is worth noting that the Helix Midnight Luxe and the Leesa Legend Hybrid are not suitable for heavy sleepers as they are both too soft instead we recommend investing in one of the best mattresses for heavy people

A woman wearing a black jumper and grey trousers sits on the edge of the Helix Midnight Luxe with her arms stretched abover her head and her eyes closed

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Helix claim that they make mattresses for everybody and that’s certainly true with the helix Midnight Luxe. This medium mattress has been crafted with side sleepers in mind but back sleepers will also find it comfortable and supportive. During our Helix Midnight Luxe mattress review we rated this bed as a 6/10 on the firmness scale but it is more on the firm side so you won’t feel as though you’re sinking right in to your mattress. The foam layers do a really good job at offering lumbar support whilst working well with the springs additional pressure relief. The Helix Midnight Luxe does feel like a premium bed although stomach sleepers may find it a little too soft. 

Leesa Legend Hybrid vs Helix Midnight Luxe mattress: Temperature control

  • Both have coils which help with additional airflow
  • Option to upgrade to a cooling cover with the Helix Midnight Luxe
  • The Leesa Legend Hybrid has a cooling cover made of wool and cotton

Neither of these mattresses claim to be the best cooling mattress however, they both do a pretty good job at temperature regulation. Since they’re both hybrids the coil system will naturally help to keep air flowing around the mattress but each mattress does have certain features to help with keeping hot sleepers cool. The Helix Midnight Luxe comes with a breathable Tercel cover that is cool to the touch, there is an option to upgrade to a GlacioTex cooling Pillow Top cover but that’ll set you back an extra $199 (during the sale, normally priced at $265) regardless of what size mattress you opt for. 

A close up image of a hand placed on the cover of the Helix Midnight Luxe mattress in order to gauge its temperature control

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The Leesa Legend Hybrid does do a slightly better job at regulating the temperatures. Aside from having a cover made from organic cotton and merino wool which has natural moisture-wicking properties, it also has a comfort layer with built in air channels so it’ll encourages more airflow and stops the foam layers from retaining heat which will lead to the sleeper overheating.  

Helix Midnight Luxe vs Leesa Legend Hybrid mattress: Which should you buy?

Buy the Leesa Legend Hybrid if…

You have a larger budget The Leesa Legend Hybrid may be an older mattress on the market but with a larger discount in play this mattress is more expensive than the Helix Midnight Luxe. It’s worth remembering that the warranty on the Leesa Legend Hybrid is also only 10 years compared the Helix’s 15 years. 

You’re a hot sleeper: If you sleep hot then the Leesa Legend Hybrid is worth the investment, thanks to its cooling cover made from merino wool and organic cotton. There's also a layer of foam with built-in air channels which can help regulate temperature and prevent overheating while you sleep. 

You’re a combination sleeper: The Leesa Legend Hybrid has been designed to offer a good balance of support and pressure relief making it ideal for all kinds of sleeper, especially for combination sleepers who change positions throughout the night. 

Buy the Helix Midnight Luxe if…

You like a deeper bed: If you’re a side sleeper then you’ll love the Helix Midnight Luxe's 13.5” profile. A thicker mattress helps to distribute weight more evenly as well as providing a plusher feel. 

You need extra pressure relief: This mattress has been designed to cradle your body and relieve pressure points making it an excellent choice for side and back sleepers who suffer from back and joint pain. 

You share your bed: This mattress does a great job at motion isolation, the combination of foams and coils absorb any movement so if you share with a restless partner you’ll not feel them moving around leading to a sounder nights sleep. 

Rachael Penn

Rachael is a freelance journalist based in South Wales who writes about lifestyle, travel, home and technology. She also reviews a variety of products for various publications including Tom’s Guide, CreativeBloq, IdealHome and Woman&Home. When she’s not writing and reviewing products she can be found walking her Sealyham and West Highland terrier dogs or catching up on some cringe-worthy reality tv.