Saatva vs Leesa mattress topper: Which should you buy in Memorial Day sales?

A split screen of Saatva High Density Foam Mattress Topper and the Leesa Mattress Topper
(Image credit: Saatva / Leesa)

Foam mattress toppers can add an extra layer of comfort and protection to both old and new beds. Fortunately, major sleep brands Saatva and Leesa have their own foam mattress toppers designed to deliver a body-cradling pressure relief. But which should you buy in the Memorial Day sales: the Saatva High-Density Foam Mattress Topper vs Leesa Mattress Topper?

Saatva is the luxury brand behind 2024's best mattress, and the High-Density Foam Mattress Topper is the cheapest bed topper of their range. The Leesa Mattress Topper, meanwhile, is Leesa's only bed topper. 

In this Saatva vs Leesa mattress topper comparison guide, we'll compare the design, comfort and support of both if you're deciding between the Saatva High Density Foam Mattress Topper and the Leesa Mattress Topper.  

We'll also look at the price history and current discounts on these bed toppers ahead of the upcoming Memorial Day mattress sales, so you can make sure you're getting a good deal. Let's get started. 


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Header Cell - Column 0 Saatva High Density Foam TopperLeesa Mattress Topper
Firmness:High Density FoamMemory foam
Trial period:180 nights30 nights
Warranty:1 year1 year
Price:From $195 (MSRP)From $199 (MSRP)


  • A queen-size Saatva High Density Foam Mattress Topper is $295
  • At 25% off, the Leesa Mattress Topper down to $224 this Memorial Day
  • Both offer a 1-year warranty, but Saatva has the longest trial at 180 nights

At MSRP, a queen-size Saatva High Density Foam Topper is $295, while a queen-size Leesa Mattress Topper is $299, placing them in the same price bracket. However, there's rarely a Saatva mattress sale on this all-foam topper, so it's always stuck at full retail price. Meanwhile, the Leesa topper overtakes the Saatva topper in terms of affordability thanks to frequent deals. 

The Saatva High-Density Mattress Topper on a bed

(Image credit: Saatva)

Usually, there's a 20% off deal on the Leesa topper that typically puts a queen-size down to $239. However, a 25% discount for Memorial Day means you can now pick a queen-size Leesa topper up for $224.

Moving on to extras, the Saatva topper boasts the most generous extras: a 1-year warranty, 180-night sleep trial, and free shipping. Leesa also offers a 1-year warranty and free shipping, but the sleep trial only lasts 30 nights. That said, Leesa's returns are free.

Saatva High-Density Foam Mattress Topper:$195 at Saatva

Saatva High-Density Foam Mattress Topper: from $195 at Saatva
There's currently no deal on the Saatva High-Density Foam Mattress Topper, but it's the most affordable of Saatva's bed topper range. It also comes with a generous 180-night trial, free shipping, and a 1-year warranty. 

Leesa Mattress Topper:$199 $149 at Leesa

Leesa Mattress Topper: from $199 $149 at Leesa
The Leesa Mattress Topper is usually 20% off, but the new 25% off deal for Memorial Day takes a queen-size down to $224 (MSRP: $229.)  It comes with a 30-night sleep trial, free shipping and returns, and a 1-year warranty. 


  • The Saatva High Density Foam topper is 1.5", while the Leesa topper is 2"
  • The Leesa topper has a machine-washable removable cover 
  • The Saatva topper comes with anchor bands to keep it in place

Both mattress toppers are compatible with all mattresses. The Saatva High Density Foam Topper is surprisingly thin at 1.5", especially for a topper from a luxury brand. A Tom's Guide, we believe that the best mattress toppers should be at least 2" thick, so this Saatva topper may be too thin for some. 

Fortunately, the Leesa Mattress topper stands at 2", and has a soft knit cover that's both removable and machine washable for an easier clean. While the Saatva topper's cover is neither machine washable nor removable, it is treated with a special botanical antimicrobial treatment to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and other allergens. It also comes with anchor bands to keep the mattress topper from shifting. 


  • The Saatva topper has a medium feel ideal for side sleepers
  • The medium firm Leesa topper provides excellent support for back sleepers
  • Both use a breathable covers for temperature regulation

The Saatva High Density Foam Topper has a medium feel intended to suit all sleep styles, but both Saatva and Tom's Guide reccomend this topper to side sleepers especially. A medium rating means this mattress topper is ideal for softening a firm mattress and will provide cushioning relief when side sleeping, but may be too soft and thin for back, stomach, and heavyweight sleepers. 

The Leesa topper is more supportive thanks to a firmer medium-firm rating. It's also designed to offer both bounce and comfort meaning it will be responsive and firm enough for back, side, and combination sleepers. However, as both mattress toppers are designed to add body-contouring comfort to beds, some sleepers will want something firmer (especially front sleepers). 

A close-up shot of the Leesa Mattress Topper

(Image credit: Leesa)

In terms of temperature control, both have a breathable covers. Saatva's cover is made from moisture-wicking organic cotton, while Leesa uses a grey knit cover for a cool night. Neither are cooling toppers per se, but user reviews for both toppers indicate their breathable materials keep them cool and comfortable. However, be mindful that Leesa's website states their topper is best for "people in colder climates who need extra warmth" and is made from heat-trapping memory foam, so those who are prone to severe overheating should look elsewhere.


Buy the Saatva High Density Foam Mattress Topper if...

 You're a hot sleeper: The Saatva topper uses a breathable, moisture-wicking organic cotton cover to keep sleepers cool. 

 You sleep on your side: The topper has a medium feel and provided cushioning comfort for side sleepers.

 You have allergies: The Saatva Topper cover is treated with an antimicrobial treatment to keep allergens such as mold and bacteria away.

Buy the Leesa Mattress Topper if...

 You're on a tighter budget: Permanent discounts mean the Leesa Mattress Topper is a good choice for those on a tight budget.

 You're a back or combi sleeper: With it's bouncy foam, this topper is great for those who want something with back support that responds to their movements.

 You want an easy clean: This topper comes with a machine-washable, removable cover for an easy clean. 

Frances Daniels
Sleep Staff Writer

Frances Daniels is a Sleep Staff Writer at Tom's Guide and her role includes covering all mattress and sleep news, in addition to mattress reviews and buyer's guides, plus sleep accessories such as pillows and mattress toppers. Frances is a PPA-accredited journalist and is hugely interested in the relationship between good sleep and overall health. When not writing about mattresses and sleep for Tom's Guide, Frances enjoys writing about women's issues, health and wellbeing, the environment, and her native Wales.