Sleep Trial: 120-Nights
Price Range: $799-$1,699
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Sleep Trial: 120-Nights
Price Range: $799-$1,699
Our Verdict: If affordable luxury is what you are looking for, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better option than Saatva. The Saatva company stops at nothing to ensure shoppers have a luxurious experience from your first visit to their website, to the nights you spend sleeping on your new mattress. The Saatva has something for every type of sleeper and free white glove delivery is included in every purchase.
When it comes to the mattress buying experience, Saatva is unmatched. Saatva has been in the online, direct-to-consumer game with its mattresses since early on in the web sales revolution. Saatva is one of our top picks for Best Online Mattresses in 2020. Every Saatva mattress is made to order in the USA with high-quality materials.
While Saatva can quickly sell you and deliver to you a mattress from its website, the mattress doesn’t come in a box like with other companies with a similar online profile. Real folks bring the mattress into your home and set it up for you. If you like the way high-end, luxury mattresses feel, but still appreciate advanced technology at work, then the Saatva is a great choice.
In this review, we will dive deep into the Saatva Mattress and the Saatva company. Who the mattress is best for, what to expect when you order form the company, and everything else you need to know before buying!
May Not be Best For…
|✅All types of sleepers
✅Those who want an Innerspring/Traditional feel
✅Shoppers who want affordable luxury
|❌Shoppers looking for an all memory foam bed
❌Those who want a hugging/conforming feeling
The Saatva mattress is an innerspring direct-to-consumer mattress. It is considered a hybrid because it uses a thick, steel coil layer and a new-school individually wrapped smaller coil layer inside for support. Then it encases those coil layers in memory foam and puts a plush euro-style cushion (a.k.a. pillow top) on top. Saatva is one of our picks for the best pillow top mattresses.
Sleep experts advise you to keep your bedroom fairly cool as a way to ease yourself to sleep. It is important to have a mattress that breathes and allows air to flow through so you don’t get too hot at night. The Saatva attempts to address this by individually wrapping the top-most layer of coils, the smaller ones. Each coil is meant to move more independently with your body contours, which encourages airflow in and through the mattress to keep it cool around you.
Saatva’s Luxury Firm mattress is, as the name suggests, luxury firm. “Luxury firm” describes a mattress that provides the support of a firm mattress, with added padding and comfort, giving the sleeper a luxury sleeping experience, essentially medium-firm. It does not contour to the body much at all but sleepers who want lots of support while still feeling cushioned should love this compromise.
This mattress is good for people who tend to move around a lot at night. There’s more freedom of movement and less of a sensation of “hugging” that a memory foam mattress gives you.
If you’re hip to mattress firmness levels, the Saatva plush soft is 3/10; luxury firm 5.5-7/10 and the firm 8/10. Keep in mind that, in the past 10-20 years or so, mattresses have been getting softer. Something that might have been considered “plush” back 10-20 years ago might be a “luxury firm” these days.
It may take several weeks to break in. Since part of their comfort layer is another coil system, it shouldn’t break in that much. The comfort layers (a pillow-top and initial bit of memory foam) don’t contain as much foam as you’ll get in many pillow-top mattresses.
The Luxury Firm is the “middle of the road “level of firmness available from Saatva. If you like a firm mattress, while still being cradled in comfort layers, this is your mattress. It is the same firmness you will likely find in the best hotels, which are tasked with trying to accommodate a wide range of sleepers.
The Firm is a very firm mattress for back or stomach sleepers. It’s also the one to consider if your doctor recommends a firm mattress.
If you’re a side sleeper who into soft mattresses and sinking into a bed, get the Plush. It’ll serve most tastes for less intense support. However, be warned, if you want a very soft mattress, the plush might not be soft enough.
Saatva’s “dual perimeter edge support system” makes the edges of the mattress hold up weight without depressing and sending you slipping to the floor. This is important if you tend to sleep on the edge of the mattress or you like to sit on the edge while you get ready for anything, or use the full surface of the bed when sleeping with a partner. Motion isolation is another important factor for couples to consider. If your bed registers every shrug, shift, and deep heavy sigh of your partner on one side of the mattress, you’re not getting any sleep on the other side.
You will feel some movements and shifts if you sleep with a partner on most innerspring mattresses. Saatva’s decision to add memory foam and individually wrap the coils that are closest to the body to decrease the amount of motion transfer, leaving you free of disruptions while you rest.
|✅Evenly distributes weight
✅Supports Hips & Back
|✅Coils support spine alignment
❌Plush model may cause hips to sink in heavy sleepers
|✅Plush options give hips and shoulders contour they need
❌ Pressure on hips & shoulders in the firmer options
|✅Allows for movement throughout the night
✅Pillow-top relieves pressure in any position
Back Sleepers: The Saatva is an excellent option for back sleepers. The support layers of coils will keep the sleeper’s spine aligned and distribute your weight evenly across the bed. We recommend the Luxury Firm & Firm Models for Back Sleepers. See all of our top picks for Best Mattresses for Back Sleepers.
Stomach Sleepers: Most stomach sleepers will find the Saatva gives them enough support to keep their spine aligned throughout the night. If you are heavier stomach sleeper the plush models may cause your hips to sink. For stomach sleepers, we recommend the Firm Saatva model. See: Best Mattresses for Stomach Sleepers
Side Sleepers: Side sleepers may find the firm version of the Saatva puts pressure on their hips and shoulders. the softer options should allow for more contouring that side sleepers need. We recommend the plush or luxury firm options for side sleepers. For more options see our Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers guide.
Combination Sleepers: If you move positions throughout the night, the Saatva is the mattress you have been dreaming of. It really does work well for all sleeping positions, so depending on your personal preferences, and dominant sleeping position, any of the Saatva models can work well for combo sleepers. See: Best Mattress for Combination Sleepers
Top Layer: The pillow top is covered in organic cotton that’s coated with Guardin® botanical antimicrobial solution. The solution is meant to block bacteria growth.
Second Layer: Memory foam helps provide additional pressure relief on the hips and lower back.
Third & Fourth layers: The first of two layers of coils. These are individually wrapped comfort coils, which are much smaller than the support coils beneath it. The smaller coil layer is there to enhance comfort since it does a better job conforming to your body as each coil is meant to respond independently of the others.
Fifth Layer: The main support coils that have been a part of innerspring mattresses for a long time. You might feel like you’re laying on a classic mattress because Saatva uses a heavy-duty “Bonnell” coil system, more popular 15 years ago, as the main structural feature. The “Bonnell” coil system is described as a “connected hourglass-shaped steel support base.”
The Saatva uses “eco-friendly” materials, but it’s not purely organic or anything. Saatva does not use formaldehyde when processing their foams. If avoiding the use of chemicals is important to you, you can rest easy. But if you live green and are looking for something 100 percent organic, this isn’t it. Again, it’s a hybrid.
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Saatva mattress prices fall in the middle of the pack. The reasonable price point comes in part from the fact that Saatva ships directly consumers, avoiding the expense of a brick-and-mortar store. It is one of our picks for Best Mattress for the Money.
Saatva offers mattresses at roughly the same price as other direct-to-consumer mattresses. Lucky for customers, that also means Saatva mattresses often cost half as much comparable big name, innerspring mattresses. For example, a Stearns and Foster or Beautyrest Black could cost roughly twice the price.
You also can add accessories like a box spring and metal frame, or an adjustable base. The boxspring is $250 in a queen. The adjustable base is much more expensive at $1,400 for the queen, but it allows you to elevate your head or your feet and comes with a massage feature.
110-120 lbs. for a queen, depending on the height
11.5″ or 14.5″ (same price). All firmness options also come with these height options. The difference is in the support coil system height. The 11.5-inch height is easier to get in and out of in most cases, and only the 11.5 inch-version can be used on an adjustable base that Saatva sells.
You should think of the 11.5-inch thickness as the “standard” option. Only get the 14.5-inch version if you want an extra-tall mattress that won’t be on an adjustable base.
You have a ton of time to decide if the Saatva mattress works for you. They give you 120 nights trial period. If you don’t like the mattress, you can return it for a nearly full refund of the mattress price. Saatva will come out and fetch it from you for a $99 transportation fee. However, if you purchase one of Saatva’s adjustable bases you cannot return it for a refund.
All Saatvamattresses come with a 15-year warranty, broken up into two parts. For the first two years, if the mattress is defective, Saatva will give you a new one for free.
During years 3-15, if something goes wrong that can’t be attributed to regular wear and tear, Saatva will repair it for $99 delivery charge each way, coming and going, so $198 total.
Here’s an example: If you notice the mattress sagging, the sag has to measure at least 1” deep for Saatva to act on it. Some sag is normal for mattresses. Other brands require a 1.5” sag before they’ll repair the mattress.
Most mattresses come with a 10-year warranty, so Saatva is overachieving again in that department with a 15-year warranty. Even if no mattress can possibly hold up and feel the same for an entire 15 years, Saatva uses strong enough materials that you should expect a good 10+ years of use out of the mattress.
Saatva delivers to your door, for free, within 15 days and uses trained professionals to set up your new mattress. It’s white-glove service of the type that you don’t get when the mattress comes compressed in a box-like with newer direct-to-consumer companies.
I keep picturing myself like a classic movie star ensconced in a luxurious bed, reading a great novel, when I think of the Saatva mattress and the experience the company wants to deliver. Saatva should appeal to anyone with that image in mind, anyone in search of a classic luxury mattress. “Classic” doesn’t mean Saatva hasn’t worked to integrate new technology into its mattress design. They’re not resting on the tried and true. The result is a hybrid, a little something for everyone.
You would get a traditional, thick coil layer for support and a new-fangled, individually wrapped coil layer for comfort. New era memory foam has been incorporated into the design to add a comfort layer beneath a thick pillow-top. All of that comes to your door at a significantly lower price than the classic innerspring mattress. If you don’t like how the new mattresses feel and want an old-school, luxury mattress, the Saatva is great value for your money.
Saatva recommends purchasing an entire system from the mattress company (mattress & foundation) since they are designed to work together. However, your existing foundation or box spring should be fine for the mattress as long as it is in good condition.
Since Saaatva mattresses do not come to your home in a bix, but rather already fully expanded from Saatva’s warehouse, you should not experience any off-gassing smells. All foams in Saatva mattresses are stable when they are put into the mattress.
A Euro pillow top means the extra padding and comforting materials are inserted into the cover of the mattress, enabling the pillow-top to keep its shape for longer.
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