Sapira Mattress Review
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Our Sapira mattress review highlights this new luxury hybrid mattress from the makers of the Leesa mattress. Leesa set out to create a hybrid inner spring and foam mattress that delivers quality and comfort that rivals much more expensive beds on the market at a fraction of the cost.
Read our review of the Sapira mattress and see whether this new luxury hybrid is the right choice for your next mattress purchase. (Review updated December 2017)
Construction and Materials
The Sapira mattress is a 11″ mattress made up of 5 layers of hybrid pocketed coils and foam.
- 1.5″ Comfort & Cooling Layer – This layer is 1.5″ high density performance foam. This layer to improve airflow and and provide the initial response to the sleeper.
- 1.5″ Contour Layer – This layer is 1.5″ of memory foam that is directly beneath the top performance foam layer. This layer helps provide body contouring and pressure relief during sleep.
- 1″ Transition Layer – This layer is 1″ of transitional poly foam which works to provide transitional support between the memory foam layer above and the layer of pocketed coils beneath.
- 6″ Support Layer – This layer is 6″ of pocketed coils (1,041 in a Queen mattress) which provide the main support for the mattress. These coils are high performance and feature pressure zones that provide support where it is needed most. In addition, edge support coils provide exceptional edge support for the Sapira.
- 1″ Foundation Layer – This layer is 1″ of poly base foam which provides support for the layers above it.
The cover of the Sapira mattress is made up of a blend of poly and lycra which is not only soft and comfortable but also assists with airflow and breathability. The cover has a similar 4 bar pattern like the Leesa but with more of a sheen to it which is visually appealing and also quite soft.
Firmness & Support
The Sapira mattress only comes in one firmness option which we rate it at a 7 out of 10 (10 being the firmest). The mattress feels more on the firm side, compared to the Leesa and other universal comfort mattresses.
Most mattresses with thinner top comfort layers and dense base foam feel firm to me, as I am significantly heavier than Kaye, and I tend to press through the top comfort layers and feel more of the support layers. The Sapira does a great job at providing comfort through the top foam layers and support beneath with the coil design.
In this case, the Sapira’s pocketed coil design helps support both my heavier 230lb weight and combined weight with Kaye without causing too much pain or stiffness we usually experience with firmer mattresses.
In terms of support, we feel this mattress does a really good job of providing excellent support in all sleeping positions.
As we are primarily side sleepers, we like mattresses that provide enough give in the top comfort layer to support our shoulders and hips, while also having the firmness if we switch to our stomach or back.
While the Sapira was a touch on the firm side when sleeping on our sides, we did not experience any discomfort in our hips or shoulders.
The Sapira mattress really provides the degree of support a heavier sleeper like myself needs from the pocketed coil foundation layer combined with the top comfort layers, without feeling like I am sinking down into the mattress.
The Sapira mattress is quite comfortable, with the expected bounce coming from the coils combined with the foam top layers providing good body contour and hug.
The coils helped provide the bounce needed to switch positions during the night and supported my heavy bodyweight with ease.
The soft exterior cover combined with the multiple layers of foam do a good job at providing response and body contour, and provide more of a “sleeping on top of” feeling vs. the “sleeping in” feeling like many memory foam mattresses.
After sleeping on the Sapira for a while, we found that our bodies adapted to the mattress and molded to the memory foam without feeling stuck or trapped in the foam, and it felt less firm as well.
The Sapira does a good job of not sleeping hot due to the combination of the innerspring pocketed coil construction combined with the multiple layers of foam in the top comfort layer.
While using a variety of foams in the top construction often lends to heat buildup and retention, the Sapira does a good job at minimizing this. We did not feel much in the way of heat or stickiness that is often a complaint of all-foam mattresses which is a big plus.
Innerspring mattresses as a rule tend to sleep cooler, so we were not surprised with this, and the Sapira did not disappoint in this regard.
Sinkage & Motion Transfer
The Sapira does an good job with sinkage, especially compared to most mattresses we have reviewed. As we always preach, sinkage (and motion transfer) is largely weight dependent.
The fact that I weigh around 230lbs tends to have a rather large bearing on the degree of sinkage I experience when sitting and lying on a mattress. Kaye, who is half my weight, experiences much less sinkage than I do, but again this is to be expected due to her much lighter weight.
The pocketed coil construction of the Sapira does an excellent job at supporting my heavy weight, as evident that I don’t compress the mattress much at all compared to other mattresses that are made of foam (or hybrid coil for that matter).
Edge support is very good with this mattress, and better than many mattresses we have reviewed.
I slept near the edge at times to test this and did not experience any of the “rolling off” the edges or having them compressed under my weight when sitting on the edge as well.
Motion transfer is more than most memory foam mattresses we have reviewed, as to be expected with a hybrid coil mattress which provides more bounce than a foam or latex mattress due to the innerspring coils in its construction.
Kaye felt a little disruption in our sleep by the shaking of the mattress when each other changed positions or got in or out of bed during the night but nothing too extreme like some competing beds.
Smell / Off-Gassing
The Sapira gets high marks in this category for not having a noticeable smell upon opening the box. The hybrid coil / foam construction minimized the degree of off-gassing that all foam mattresses usually have.
Sapira offers many of the same features as other online mattress retailers, with a few exceptions such as a white glove delivery option for delivery.
- 100 night Trial period
- 10 year Warranty
- Free Shipping
- White glove delivery and installation option, for $99 a two-person team will set up your mattress in your house.
- 100% money back guarantee for Returns / Refunds
- Save $200 on a Sapira by clicking here
- American made
Sapira Mattress Price
The Sapira is reasonably priced, coming in at $1475 for a Queen, which is a good price given the quality materials and construction used in this mattress. However, you can save $200 on the Sapira by clicking the link above.
The Sapira mattress is a great new hybrid coil / foam mattress that provides the benefits of both innerspring mattresses and memory foam mattresses as well, with luxury quality and materials at a price much less than excepted.
The Sapira provides a good medium-medium firm mattress with good support for all sleeping styles, and provides a higher degree of bounce and responsiveness from the coil hybrid design. While this makes the mattress have more motion transfer, this is to be expected for these type of designs.
The Sapira sleeps cool and has excellent edge support as well, which the performance pocketed coil design with edge support technology really gets the job done. The Sapira is a great mattress for those that like the bounce of innerspring mattresses and the hug and contour of foam. Heavier sleepers will get great support from this mattress, albeit with a touch more firmer feel.
The Sapira is an excellent entrant in the hybrid coil/foam mattress segment, and the folks at Leesa did a great job with their sister brand. If you like the bounce and response of coils but also like the contour of memory foam, try out the Sapira!