About Sapira Mattress
Made by Leesa and shipped to your home in a box, the Sapira Mattress features a combination of luxury pocket springs and performance foam that promise to deliver “an extraordinary sleep experience.”
Together, we’re told that Sapira’s exclusive pocket spring core and high-performance foams provide bounce when you need it and support when you don’t, along with a comfort that you have to experience to believe.
What’s more, Sapira claims their mattresses use only 100% American-made high-quality materials and are designed to “exceed the expectations of the most discerning mattress buyers,” while remaining affordable.
But is Sapira really the “only true luxury hybrid mattress”? In other words, can you expect to get more value for their higher price?
We’ve written about many of the most popular online mattress companies over the years, so we’ll use this experience—along with information uncovered during our research and reviews from customers—to help you make a more informed decision.
Your Guide to the Sapira Mattress
The Sapira Mattress weighs in at between 75 and 142 pounds, depending on the size. Each one is constructed of five, 100% American made layers:
- Pocket Springs – In the center (core) of each Sapira mattress is a layer of 1,000 premium grade steel pocket springs, which run all the way to the edge, delivering support, body contouring, and “virtually zero motion transfer.”
- Stabilizing Layers – Above and below the pocket springs are 1" layers of 2lb high-resiliency foam (all Sapira foams are CertiPUR-US approved) that promise to provide a transition to performance and memory foam.
- Memory Foam – Above the upper stabilizing layer is a 1.5" layer of 4lb high-performance memory foam that helps relieve pressure.
- Performance Layer – On the very top, you’ll find a 1.5" layer of 3.75lb high-density foam that's hole-punched to improve cooling and provide plenty of bounce. Sapira tells us that this foam is more durable and responsive than latex, and removes the need for a pillow top or topper.
- Cover – Surrounding each of these layers is a cover made in the USA from a single knitted length of fabric that’s tailored to hug the mattress.
In all, the Sapira Mattress is made up of 5 layers—a pocket spring core and four individual layers of foam. Image Credit: Sapira.
The Sapira Mattress is manufactured, compressed, and shipped from Mississippi, which will arrive in a 16.5" x 16.5" x 43.5" box (17.5" x 17.5" x 45" for King and Cal King versions) that features handles for easy maneuvering around your home.
The Sapira mattress is designed to rest on a firm, flat, sturdy surface, such as a solid base (platform, solid box spring, etc.) or a slatted base (slats should be no more than 3" apart).
Once you have your mattress unboxed and on its base, we’re told you’ll need to remove the outer plastic and unroll and unfold it into position. Then, carefully cut the excess plastic on one side and the springs will pop into place, and the mattress will take shape in less than a minute.
During normal use, if you happen to spill something on your Sapira cover or stain it, the company recommends blotting and dabbing the area with mild detergent and cool water. Do no remove the cover for washing.
How Much Does the Sapira Mattress Cost?
Sapira Mattresses are priced as follows:
- Twin (38" x 75" x 11"): $975
- Twin XL (30" x 80" x 11"): $1,075
- Full (54" x 75" x 11"): $1,275
- Queen (60" x 80" x 11"): $1,475
- King (76" x 80" x 11"): $1,775
- Cal King (72" x 84" x 11"): $1,775
Regardless of which option you choose, you’ll receive free shipping, a 100-night risk-free trial, along with free, no-hassle returns (there will be a $100 pick up charge for AK and HI customers). If you return your mattress, Sapira will donate it to a local charity.
You can also purchase white glove delivery service for $99, which provides a 2-person team to deliver your Sapira mattress to the room of your choice, set it up on your bed frame, and dispose of any packaging.
Additionally, you can pay another $50 to have your old mattress removed. This also includes complimentary removal of up to two more pieces of furniture, such as an old footboard or headboard.
All Sapira mattresses come with a 10-year limited warranty against manufacturer’s defects, although both the warranty and the 100-night trial are voided if the mattress leaves the United States.
If necessary, Sapira Mattress offers 12-month interest-free financing through Affirm.
To speak with a Sapira representative, you’ll need to call customer support at 844-473-7472.
Who Makes the Sapira Mattress?
Sapira Mattress is a sister company to Leesa Sleep, based out of Virginia Beach, VA, who had an A+ BBB rating.
This appeared to reference issues with a refund, although the company responded quickly in an effort to rectify the situation.
Sapira Mattress vs. Casper vs. Other Online Mattress Companies
There was recent surge in the number of online-only mattress companies entering the marketplace. In fact, in 2015 alone, more than 40 bed-in-a-box companies opened their doors for business.
When you boil it down, though, there are ultimately three different types of mattresses among all these options:
- Multi-layer, multi-density foam construction, such as Casper, Leesa, Novosbed, Tuft and Needle, Yogabed, Lull, Zenhaven (another luxury brand) and more
- Hybrid coil springs and foam construction, such as Sapira and Saatva
- Gel-based mattresses, like Purple and intelliBED
Regardless of their construction, you’ll typically find that the majority of online-only mattresses fall somewhere between a 5.5 and 7.5 on the firmness scale (medium to medium-firm), so there’s not a whole lot of variation.
Obviously, these couple of points can make a big difference in your sleep quality, depending on your preferences.
To this point, Saatva is one of the only online mattress companies we’ve reviewed to date that offers different models and firmness levels. So, if this is important to you, they might make it on your short list.
You’ll also find that nearly all these companies offer extensive in-home trials, typically ranging between 75 and 100 nights. In other words, more than enough time to decide if they’re right for you.
Perhaps the biggest difference between all these brands? Price.
For example, a similar Saatva mattress—which also delivers a combination of coil springs and foam—can be found up to $500 less than a Sapira mattress.
Looking to save even more money? If a price is your number one factor, then Casper seems to be the least expensive option out there, although it won’t deliver the same coil springs as Sapira.
Let’s carry this theme over to the next section as we wrap things up.
Should You Buy a Sapira Mattress?
We spend about one-third of our life on a mattress, so buying one is a highly personal process, based on factors like price, coolness, motion transfer, bounce, edge support, and more.
This doesn’t even take other factors into consideration like your age, weight, sleeping style, medical conditions, and more.
Given this, only you can decide if the Sapira Mattress is right for you.
But if you’re focused on a luxury mattress, they seem to come with great feedback from professional mattress-related websites, and their no-hassle 100-night trial and return process can make returning it a breeze if you’re not satisfied.
My experience was very different from the first reviewer. I did not pay for the white glove delivery. I ordered the Sapira at 9:30 p.m. on 2/16/17 and I received the mattress on 2/21017. We set it up last night in about five minutes. It expanded immediately and is perfectly "square" with the foundation.
I've only slept on it for one night so far, and both my wife and I were very pleased with how we slept. It's on the firm side compared to our more than the 10-year-old pillowtop traditional mattress, but it is very supportive and comfortable. I did not toss and turn as much as on a standard mattress. I've not tried a foam mattress, but am very pleased with the Sapira hybrid.
I'll report back if I change my opinion as we sleep on it longer.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
The mattress appears to be high quality, and it is very comfortable. But I have had a poor experience with Sapira, and I would not recommend it based upon that.
First, I paid extra for the delivery of the mattress and to set it up on the bed frame. When the local delivery company arrived, they simply wanted to drop the box and leave. I explained that UPS would have dropped the box, but I paid for it to be unpacked and placed on the bed. The drivers refused. So I had to negotiate and tip them extra to unbox the mattress and put it on the bed frame. A hassle and an extra expense.
Then, the mattress is misshapen and does not fit the frame. It is 5-6 inches narrower on one end than on the other. I called Sapira and they asked that I wait 72 hours for it to expand. I called back today because there was no expansion. They were polite and agreed to arrange a pickup and send me an email so I could provide photos to their product team. After waiting six hours, I am pretty sure they aren't going to act.
I am calling AMEX to have them reverse the charge for the mattress. And I will be looking for a mattress elsewhere at this point.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend