Saatva Mattress Review

Hybrid Mattress

4.5
$1,099
Saatva Mattress
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Saatva manufactures five distinctive mattresses which include Zenhaven, Loom & Leaf, Saatva HD, and the Solaire. This review will cover the original flagship Saatva mattress.

Saatva offers a full line of luxury mattresses at affordable prices.

Saatva Mattress Highlights

  • Dual coil structure offers exceptional support and alignment
  • Available in 3 firmness levels
  • 15-year non-prorated warranty
  • Free white glove delivery and setup
  • 120 day home trial

Construction

Saatva 14.5” Mattress

The cover – Saatva’s cover is made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. The surface is a soft, breathable, and durable cover made with a natural thistle flame barrier, which doesn’t use any chemical fire retardant sprays. The cover also has a Guardin® botanical antimicrobial fabric treatment, and an organic damask bronze trim as a finishing touch.

Comfort foam – CertiPUR-US certified polyurethane-based foams provide the comfort layer. Depending on the firmness, density will range from 1.5 lb – 1.8 lb per cubic foot. The firmer the mattress, the denser the foam. Saatva’s foam pillow top is sewn under the cotton cover for a smooth, clean look.

Saatva Mattress Diagram

Dual coil support – The top layer is a 4” 14.5 gauge, individually pocketed coil system. It’s designed for better body contour and reduced motion transfer. Total coil count of this layer is 884 for a standard queen. The 7.5” base layer utilizes 416 13 gauge coils for added support and structure. All coils are foam encased for better edge support.

Lumbar zone support technology – The center of the mattress uses active wire support for additional spinal alignment.

Saatva 11.5” Mattress

The 11.5″ model has a reduced base support layer of 4″ compared to the 14.5″ model’s 7″ base. The reduced base size allows the mattress to function with an adjustable base. It does, however, reduce the overall structure of the mattress slightly. That said, it’s still more than adequate for most sleepers.

Add An Adjustable Base

(Option available with 11.5” mattress only)

The Lineal™ Adjustable Base by Saatva is compatible with the original Saatva and Zenhaven mattress.

Combine 2 Twin XL mattresses and adjustable bases for side by side individual adjustability.

Saatva Lineal Adjustable Mattress Base

Saatva Mattress Rating

Overall Value

93/100

Overall rating reflects the combined scores of all values. The categories have been weighted in our calculations based on their individual importance.


Support

95/100

Solid dual coil construction provides better than average support.


Pressure Relief

90/100

The Saatva mattress has three different comfort options the firm, luxury firm, and plush soft each offer varying amounts of pressure relief. Based on your specific sleep requirements, you can choose the mattress that best suits your needs.


Motion Transfer

75/100

Although individually pocketed coils allow for less motion transfer, base support coils are less effective. You’ll most likely experience a bit more partner disturbance on this mattress than pocketed coil only beds. The difference is even more noticeable when compared to all-foam mattresses. Springless memory foam or latex options perform best in this category.


Ease of Movement

95/100

Coil and polyfoam construction allows for less sinkage than all-foam mattresses. Movement on this mattress is relatively easy.


Sleeps Cool

90/100

Organic cotton cover is breathable and sleeps cool. Coil structure allows for greater airflow, which also reduces heat retention.


Off-Gassing

95/100

The Saatva mattress doesn't use any dangerous chemical fire retardants. All foams meet CertiPUR-US certification for emission safety standards.


Durability

100/100

Expect better than average durability from this substantially built mattress.


Edge Support

95/100

Foam encasement creates solid edge support.


Sex Friendly

90/100

This bed has a structured feel that limits sinkage. While not as buoyant as a Saatva’s Latex Zenhaven mattress, ease of movement is a definite asset.


Trial Period

90/100

A 120-night sleep trial is provided. Return for a full refund during this period if not fully satisfied.


Warranty

100/100

15 Year Non-Prorated Warranty: Saatva's warranty is very customer friendly but does come with a few stipulations: The first two years: Saatva will replace your mattress at no charge if deemed defective. This procedure starts with a phone conversation with one of Saatva’s service staff. Typically, photos are requested to verify your claim. Once your mattress has been determined to be defective, A full exchange will be done at no additional charge. Years 3 - 15: Saatva will repair and re-cover your mattress. A $99 fee will be charged (each way) for shipping with no other fees applied. Turnaround time is roughly 7 - 15 days. This fee remains the same throughout the remainder of your warranty period. Based on current industry practices, we feel this charge is reasonable. The issue for some, however, may be a period without a mattress. Not everyone has a spare guest bed. For those people that cannot be without a bed for this long, the "Fairness Replacement Option" might be the right solution. Fairness Replacement Option: This is where Saatva separates itself from the competition. When using the "Fairness Option", you get to keep your original mattress. In years 3 - 5, your mattress will be replaced for 30% of its original value. In years 6 - 10, it will be replaced for 50% of its original value. In years 11 - 15, that percentage goes to 75%. Delivery is free, and no other charges are applied. This program is a supplement to the standard warranty and takes place at the customer's discretion. This allowance is made "instead" of repair of your mattress; not in addition to repair.


Delivery

100/100

Free white glove delivery and in-home set up provided. Most online companies do not offer this service. Those that do usually charge an additional fee.


Money Value

100/100

Saatva is an exceptional value when compared to similar products. You could expect to pay twice as much at a retail store for a comparable quality.


Saatva Mattress Comfort / Firmness Options

  • Softest
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3Plush Soft
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6Luxury Firm
  • 7
  • 8Firm
  • 9
  • 10
  • Firmest

No one mattress will accommodate everyone’s comfort needs. That’s why the Saatva mattress is made in 3 distinct firmness levels. Choose from the firm, luxury firm, or plush soft comfort options.

Back Sleepers

Most back sleepers require a firm to moderate feel. The idea is to stay in proper alignment but still have decent pressure relief. Most will find their comfort zone with either the firm or the luxury firm. Your comfort will depend on physical condition and personal preference. A heavier individual with a higher BMI will be absorbed further into the mattress. In this case, the firm may be the answer. A lighter individual may choose the medium firm.

Side Sleepers

Again, it comes down to personal preference. Most side sleepers would do well with either the luxury firm or the plush soft. Weight, as well as individual pressure sensitivity, are a factor. The bottom line is you want solid support but also pressure relief. Side sleepers need to have enough contouring to eliminate pressure on the shoulders and hips.

Stomach Sleepers

Stomach sleepers will typically require a firmer mattress. It’s essential not to allow your back to dip too deep and cause lumbar pain. The luxury firm or firm are excellent choices for most. If you rotate to other sleep positions during the night, the luxury firm may be the safer bet. Side sleeping, in particular, requires a bit more conformity.

Saatva Mattress Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • Support: Dual coil system provides superior support and structure
  • Three firmness options for varying comfort preferences
  • Sleeps cool - Breathable cotton cover and coil system allow for smooth air passage
  • No chemical fire retardants
  • 15-year non-prorated warranty
  • Free white glove delivery and setup

Cons:

  • Motion transfer may be more noticeable than other options
  • 14.5” mattress is not adjustable friendly
  • Delivery delays: While Saatva’s overall service record has been excellent, A small number of delivery delays have been reported.

Who Will Like This Mattress

Those seeking solid support will appreciate the structural integrity and spinal alignment this mattress provides.

If you sleep hot, you’ll like Saatva. Its breathable design keeps you cool and comfortable.

Those looking for more than one comfort option will find three distinct options to consider.

Value seekers looking for a luxury mattress at a great price should consider Saatva.

Who Will Not Like This Mattress

If you like an ultra-soft mattress with a lot of body hug, this may not be your bed. Even the plush soft model will still offer a more structured feel.

Couples concerned with motion transfer may be more aware of their partner’s movements. The strength and structure of Saatva’s dual coil system has more bounce than other types of mattress. It’s a bit of a trade-off couples should consider.

Saatva Mattress Unboxing and Setup

“White Glove” in-home delivery and set up is free. This service is rare for an online mattress company. Most companies will drop your mattress off at your doorstep. Other companies typically charge for in-home delivery. Your Saatva mattress will be made to order and ships between 9 – 18 days. Once your bed is built, you will be notified, and delivery will be scheduled.

Comparison

Name Type Price Delivery Trial Warranty Rating
Saatva Mattress Hybrid Mattress $1,099 Free white glove 120 days 15 years 93
DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress Hybrid Mattress $999
Supreme Hybrid Mattress $985 Free 100 days 10 years 92
IDLE Sleep 14” Hybrid Hybrid Mattress $1,199 Free 120 days LIfetime 95

Pricing

Size Dimensions Price
Twin 38" x 75" $599, with foundation - $758
Twin XL 38" x 80" $749, with foundation - $908
Full 54" x 75" $999, with foundation - $1,208
Queen 60" x 80" $1,099, with foundation - $1,398
King 76" x 80" $1,499, with foundation - $1,817
Cal King 72" x 84" $1,499, with foundation - $1,817

Conclusion

Overall, We found Saatva to be quite impressive. It has all the support features of high-end retail mattresses sold for twice the price. The company backs its product with a comprehensive warranty and risk-free sleep trial period. Saatva also ranks high in customer satisfaction. The only real concern we found was some minor delays with delivery. That said, we feel this mattress is well worth the investment.

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