Sunday, December 7, 2014 by Amy Plew Everything You Need to Know About Avena™

Leesa's Breakthrough Top Layer Foam

Everything You Need to Know About Avena™

Leesa's Breakthrough Top Layer Foam

What makes Leesa different – and more luxurious – than any other mattress you’ve tried?

One word: Avena™.

Our Leesa mattress contains a product similar to latex called Avena, which provides better support than memory foam alone.

We strategically placed a two-inch layer of Avena™ on top of a two-inch layer of memory foam to allow constant airflow for a cooler night’s sleep. That’s right – a soft, cool mattress all night, every night.

The numerous benefits of Avena™ include:

  • Fire retardant
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Will not crumble or crack
  • Holds up better through humid conditions
  • Manufacturing process is eco-friendly
  • 100% recyclable
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • CertiPUR-US® Certified, which means it’s made without ozone depleters, mercury, lead and formaldehyde

Avena Side View

Want a deeper scientific explanation? Sure thing.

Avena™ is considered a latex alternative because it has physical properties similar to latex. For example, latex and Avena™ have a high support factor (also known as compression modulus). In that way, Avena™ outperforms and is different from memory foam. Additionally, both Avena™ and latex have a high resiliency, a measure of the product’s “spring” factor. Our 2” Avena™ top layer sports an Indentation Force Deflection, or IFD, of between 20 and 26, with a density of 3.65 pounds per cubic foot (pcf).

Want even more science? No problem.

In our testing, Avena™ has generally outperformed various latex grades in the ASTM D1055 Flex Fatigue Test. The percent firmness loss of Avena™ ranged between 5% to just under 10%; various commercially-available latex had firmness losses ranging from just under 10% to more than 25%. Avena™ also has a higher resistance to tearing than latex, when tested to ASTM D3574 Test E.

Have additional questions? Email our friendly and responsive Leesa customer care team at 


One thought on “Learn More About Avena™

  1. Don Miller says:

    I ordered the Leesa King mattress yesterday, my wife ask me if the cover can be removed to be laundered if necessary. Thanks for a prompt reply.

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