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ZenHaven Mattress Review

Check out our deep dive into the ZenHaven mattress where we review buying tips, pricing and specs, and who this mattress suits best.

Nerd Score: 4.5/5

⭐ Top-Rated Latex Mattress⭐


Our Verdict: The Zenhaven by Saatva is constructed with a 5-zone latex comfort layer and organic wool cover. It is naturally hypoallergenic, environmentally friendly, supportive and breathable. Accompanied by Saatva’s generous trial and return policies, the Zehaven gives you every reason to make the switch to an organic mattress!

Who the Zenhaven is Best For

Best For…

May Not be Best For…

✅ All sleeping positions

✅ Hot sleepers

✅ Heavy sleepers

People ready to invest in a highly durable mattress

People with allergies

✅ Seniors

Sleepers with low back pain

People on a budget

Couples (great edge support, poor motion transfer)

ZenHaven In-Depth Mattress Review 

This mattress was inspired by a word that explains the philosophy behind valuing meditation, intuition, safety and refuge. It’s called ZenHaven.

What a nice feeling to start with. Made by Saatva, the ZenHaven mattress is a unique latex mattress, unique because you can flip it to change the feel of it. One side is a plush, soft layer and the other is a gentle firm layer. You can decide which works best for you and flip to the other side if your personal preference changes or even to accommodate a guest who might need a softer or firmer bed.

The ZenHaven may appeal to the environmentally-conscious folks since it uses wool sourced from New Zealand, organic cotton and American Talalay latex. You’ll pay for those materials since the ZenHaven is a latex mattress. Still, Saatva says this one is as close as you’re going to get to an organic mattress. Zenhaven is one of Mattress Nerd’s picks for Best Mattresses of 2020!

ZenHaven Mattress Highlights

You can find many great features in the ZenHaven mattress:


  • Plush & soft on one side; firm on the other
  • Won’t envelop you, will support your spine & hug body contours
  • Holes are cut through each layer from top to bottom for increased airflow

Easy on the Environment

  • Comes close to being 100% organic, which is very hard to do.
  • Made with 100 percent natural latex. In most cases, latex is not completely natural.
  • Organic wool & cotton top layer wicks away moisture to keep you dry and cool
  • Avoids chemicals since wool in the cover is woven to make it flame retardant
  • Resists mold and microbes using natural botanical substances
  • Latex layers are all hypoallergenic

Pros and Cons of ZenHaven 


  • Luxury natural mattress for a good price compared to other latex mattresses
  • All of the latex layers are hypoallergenic
  • All of the fabrics are organic
  • Uses natural materials to keep mattress flame retardant
  • Instead of using chemicals, cuts channels into latex for good  airflow and cooling
  • Very durable mattress; should last 20 years


  • Expensive option despite its great qualities
  • Depending on the size mattress you select and if you sleep with a partner, you may be able to feel them moving around on the other side of the bed.

ZenHaven Mattress Sizing and Specs

Size Price Price w/ Foundation Dimension Weight
Twin $1,299 $1,458 38” x 75” 80 lbs
Twin XL $1,349 $1,508 38” x 80” 82 lbs
Full $1,699 $1,908 54” x 75” 100 lbs
Queen $1,899 $2,158 60” x 80” 125 lbs
King $2,499 $2,817 76” x 80” 165 lbs
Cal King $2,499 $2,817 72” x 84” 165  lbs

*Prices listed are standard without sales or Mattress Nerd exclusive discounts.

ZenHaven Dual-Firmness

The soft side of the double-sided ZenHaven is a smidge softer than medium, like a 4-5 on the mattress firmness scale. The firm side is legitimately firm, like a 7-8 on the scale.

The latex gives the mattress good bounce regardless of which side you’re using. You’ll feel like you’re sleeping on top of the mattress instead of sinking down into like you would with a memory foam mattress. Back and stomach sleepers will like this feature. They will be best served to put the firm side on top.

Normally, a firm mattress will be too intense for a side sleeper and a soft mattress will not support the contours of a side sleeper’s body, but latex is a unique material because soft latex doesn’t sink, it’s buoyant. We’d recommend side sleepers try the plush side first, although  ZenHaven seems to have found a happy medium for each side of the mattress.

ZenHaven Mattress Construction

The ZenHaven is a 10-inch natural latex mattress that layers different densities of latex to achieve what the company calls a “luxury plush” on one side and a “gentle firm” feel on the other.

  • The Cover: The entire mattress is covered in a quilted fabric. Whether you use it with the firm or the plush side up, the organic cotton cover will sit next to the skin, with the wool padding underneath for some cushioning. The weave of the New Zealand-sourced wool batting also makes the top flame retardant and breathable.
  • The Top Layers: The top layer, for both the gentle-firm and luxury-plush side, is made of 1 ½ inch of Talalay latex that has zoned support. There are five different firmness levels across the top layer to contour effectively to both heavier and lighter body parts. The only difference between the dual-sides is that the luxury-plush side has a softer, contour feel.
  • The Core: The core of the mattress is six inches thick— 3 inches of the plush latex base layer if you have the plush side up and 3 inches of the firm latex base layer if you sleep with the firm side up. Both layers that make up the core are made of 100% Talalay latex for resilient support.

Zenhaven Buying Experience

ZenHaven Sleep Trial Period

Saatva gives you 120 days to test the ZenHaven. If you decide to return it before the 120 days is over, you’ll get a refund of the purchase price minus $99 for the return charge.

I don’t think you would need someone to come to your house to flip your mattress, but this one does weigh 125 pounds in the queen size. Saatva will send out a team to flip your mattress to the other comfort level if you find the first one doesn’t work for you.

You can still return it within the 120-night trial period if it doesn’t feel right for you.

ZenHaven Warranty

The ZenHaven comes with a 20-year limited warranty which is a long warranty by industry standard. If the mattress is deemed defective at any time during the first two years, you get a brand new replacement mattress for free.

After two years, Saatva will repair and re-cover your mattress and you will pay only transportation costs of $99 each way ($198 total). Body impressions greater than 3/4″ are covered by the warranty.

Here’s the cool part of the warranty: you have another option if something goes wrong with your ZenHaven. Saatva offers what they call the Fairness Replacement Option if your mattress is deemed defective. It is meant to eliminate the hassle of the repair/return process detailed above.

If you choose the Fairness Replacement Option, you get to keep the original mattress. Then, if this happens in years 3 to 5, the company will deliver and install a brand new ZenHaven for 30 percent of the original price you paid. During years 6 to 10, you’ll pay 50 percent. In years 11 to 20, you’ll pay 75 percent of the original price. There are no other fees and you keep the original mattress in each case.

You must use a flat, solid base or you void the warranty. The warranty will also remain valid if you use an adjustable base. There are other provisions for metal frames. Please read the warranty.

The warranty is void for any damage resulting in wear and tear or abuse.

Delivery & Setup 

Saatva will deliver and set up the ZenHaven mattress within about two weeks of purchase anywhere in the continental United States. Shipping is free. The mattresses are custom made once ordered. Two delivery people will set up the mattress for you. And let them know beforehand if want them to take away your old mattress. That service is also free.

Customer Service

Saatva will do quite a bit to convince you to like their ZenHaven mattress:

  • They give you, what amounts to, two mattresses in one.
  • They give you free shipping.
  • They will set up the mattress for you for free.
  • They will dispose of your old mattress for free.
  • They will come back and flip it if you need to switch to the other firmness option.

Those efforts sound to us like something just shy of hand-holding, which is solid customer service no matter which way you slice it.


ZenHaven Rating and Conclusion

The ZenHaven mattress is a unique attempt to give more people more of what they might need in a mattress. This attempt also comes with luxurious materials.

Made of all-natural latex sourced in the United States, the ZenHaven is made by Saatva. They wanted to offer a luxury, nearly organic mattress at a decent price. You will pay for those quality materials but will get an expected 20-years of life in return.

The real claim to fame for the ZenHaven is that Saatva has basically given you two mattresses in one—a plush firm mattress on one side and a firm mattress on the other. At any time, you can flip the mattress to switch from one to another.

The ZenHaven uses latex to achieve the two-firmness-options-in-one-mattress trick. Latex is not cheap so this is a mattress for people who are in the market for a permanent option.

Our favorite part of the effort Saatva put into the ZenHaven is that the company has given you both the power to choose your firmness level and the freedom to change your mind.

For an equally luxurious mattress in the memory foam category, check out the Saatva-made Loom and Leaf mattress.

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