Warranty: 20 Years
Sleep Trial: 120 Days
Price Range: $1,299-$2,499
Nerd Score: 4.6/5
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Warranty: 20 Years
Sleep Trial: 120 Days
Price Range: $1,299-$2,499
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!
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!
In this review, we will cover some highlights of the ZenHaven and who will fare well on this mattress. We will also review some policies from the company and hopefully help you decide if this is the right latex mattress for you!
May Not be Best For…
|✅ All sleeping positions
✅ Hot sleepers
✅ Heavy sleepers
✅ People ready to invest in a highly durable mattress
✅ People with allergies
✅ Sleepers with low back pain
|❌ People on a budget
❌ Couples (great edge support, poor motion transfer)
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 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. See: Best firm mattresses
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.
The two most important things when considering a mattress for couples are typically, edge support and motion isolation. The ZenHaven Mattress has decent edge support, but the mattress is rather bouncy so you are more likely to feel movements from your partner on a latex mattress than on a foam bed.
|✅Most back sleepers will be fine on either side of the mattress
❌Heavier people may experience some pressure in the shoulders on the firm side
|✅The Gentle Firm side will provide support for the hips, but enough cradling to be comfortable
❌The Luxury Plush side may cause too much sinkage
|✅The Luxury Plush side will have enough give to not jam your shoulders, but still, keep the spine aligned
❌ The Gentle Firm side will likely be too firm for the majority of side sleepers
|✅Easy enough to move around on both sides
✅Excellent motion isolation makes it great for couples
Back Sleepers: The majority of back sleepers will be comfortable on either side of the Zenhaven. Some heavier sleepers may experience unwanted pressure on the shoulders and lower back, but other than that it is mostly up to your preference which side you use. See: Best Mattresses for Back Sleepers.
Stomach Sleepers: For stomach sleepers, we recommend the Gentle Firm side of the matters. Sleepers may experience some hip sinkage on the softer side, the firmer of the two keeps the spine aligned and prevents pressure on the lower back. See: Best Mattresses for Stomach Sleepers
Side Sleepers: We recommend the Luxury Plush side of the ZenHaven for side sleepers. The firmer option will cause most to experience some discomfort in the shoulders, but the plush version still has enough support to keep the spine aligned. See: Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers
Combination Sleepers: This position really comes down to where you spend most our your night sleeping, and what your personal preference is. You will not feel “stuck” in the ZenHaven and you will find that it is relatively easy to move around on. See: Best Mattress for Combination Sleepers
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.
|Twin||$1,399||38″ x 75″||80 lbs|
|Twin XL||$1,599||38” x 80”||82 lbs|
|Full||$1,999||54” x 75”||100 lbs|
|Queen||$2,399||60” x 80”||125 lbs|
|King||$2,999||76” x 80”||165 lbs|
|California King||$2,999||72” x 84”||165 lbs|
|Split King||$3,199||38″ x 80″ (2 pieces)||82 lbs. (2 pieces)|
Saatva gives you a 120-day trial period 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nope! That is one of the many great things about latex mattresses. The off-gassing in some mattress is caused by the materials used to create foams, and since the ZenHaven is latex you will not have to worry about that!
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