Zenhaven Mattress Review

Natural Latex

Saatva Zenhaven Matttress
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Zenhaven is a natural latex mattress produced by Saatva. Who has quickly gained a reputation for their high quality and excellent service. Saatva also manufactures their flagship dual coil mattress as well as the Loom & Leaf memory foam bed.

Zenhaven offers a quality natural Talalay latex mattress at half the price of retail competitors.

Zenhaven Highlights

  • Natural Talalay latex offers solid support and alignment
  • Flippable dual comfort feels
  • Sleeps cool
  • Low motion transfer
  • Environmentally responsible


The Cover – Zenhaven’s cover is a combination of organic cotton and 100% Joma Wool. The cotton provides a soft, breathable sleep surface that’s cool and comfortable. Joma Wool is a natural heat regulator that draws heat away from your body while you sleep. This same quality cover is on both sides of the mattress. It’s an added feature that assures consistency, regardless of comfort preference.

Although rare, there is a small percentage of the population that have wool allergies.
The certified organic wool in the Zenhaven mattress is free of the allergen, Lanolin. Lanolin is a natural grease in wool that once removed, makes the Zenhaven mattress safe for use.

Top Layer – The top layer consists of a 1.5″ of Talalay latex. This layer is constructed with a 5 zone comfort layer that provides support where you need it most. This layer acts is the top of the plush side of the mattress.

Second Layer – This 3″ layer of Talalay latex is designed for support and pressure relief. The addition of this layer allows for more body hug and conformity.

Third layer – The third 3″ layer of Talalay latex is a bit firmer and serves a dual purpose. It acts as a transition from the softer first two layers when the top layer (plush side) is facing up. When the bottom (firm side) is up, this layer adds additional structure and support.

Fourth layer – The fourth layer serves as the top of the firm side. This layer adds 1.5″ more of firmer Talalay latex that offers less body hug and softness. It also acts as the base for the plush side.

Zenhaven Mattress Diagram - Layers

Why Talalay Latex?

Talalay vs. Dunlop is a much talked about and debated topic. Both natural Dunlop and natural Talalay start by mixing rubber tree sap in a centrifuge. The Dunlop process allows natural sediments to settle before being baked. This results in individual layers having various firmness levels. The Talalay process begins the same way, but after the sap is mixed, it is vacuum-sealed and flash-frozen before being baked. This stabilizes the cell structure and ensures better consistency of the foam. Talalay is slightly softer than Dunlop. It also has a bit more bounce and responsive feel.

Although “natural” latex starts with 100% natural rubber tree sap, no final latex product is 100% natural. A small percentage of chemical additives are included in the mix to aid in the vulcanization process. A mattress must contain no more than 5% of these compounds to be considered “natural”. Zenhaven qualifies as a natural latex mattress.

Add An Adjustable Base

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

Do you and your sleep partner want individual adjustability?

Combine 2 Twin XL mattresses and adjustable bases for side by side individual adjustability. See additional information and pricing.

Saatva Lineal Adjustable Base for Zenhaven Mattress

Zenhaven Rating

Overall Value


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



Talalay latex has a natural push back and structural quality not found in memory foam. This helps your body maintain proper alignment.

Pressure Relief


Zenhaven does not have the deep body hug that memory foam provides. It does, however, offer excellent pressure relief by creating a floating sensation. You'll lay more on top of this mattress rather than in it.

Motion Transfer


Talalay latex has little to no motion transfer. Translating to less sleep partner disturbance.

Ease of Movement


Zenhaven's natural bounce and buoyancy makes movement free and easy.

Sleeps Cool


While all foams have the potential to retain some heat, natural latex sleeps far cooler than any synthetic foam.



No dangerous chemical fire retardants are used in the production of Zenhaven mattress. Joma wool acts as a natural fire barrier and meets all federal standards for fire safety. Wool and latex have mild natural scents that pose no danger. They typically dissipate in a few days.



Talalay latex is a more consistent, and therefore more durable blend than Dunlop latex. You should expect decent longevity from this mattress.

Edge Support


Edge support is not a strong suit for most springless beds. That said, natural latex still performs better than most memory foam beds.

Sex Friendly


Bounce and buoyancy make movement easy and comfortable.

Trial Period


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



20 Year Non-Prorated Warranty: Zenhaven's warranty is very customer friendly but does come with a few stipulations: The first two years: Saatva will replace your Zenhaven mattress at no charge if deemed defective. This procedure starts with a phone conversation with one of Zenhaven'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 Zenhaven 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 of time without a mattress. Not everyone has a spare guest bed. For those that cannot be without a mattress for this long a time, the "Fairness Replacement Option" might be the right solution. Fairness Replacement Option: This is where Zenhaven by 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 - 20, 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.



Zenhaven offers free white glove delivery and in-home set up. Most online companies do not provide this service. Those that do usually charge an additional fee. A few issues with delivery delays have been reported. Overall, customer satisfaction seems relatively high.

Money Value


Zenhaven is an exceptional value when compared to similar products. You could expect to pay twice as much at a retail store for a quality Talalay latex mattress.

Zenhaven Comfort / Firmness Options

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

No one mattress will accommodate everyone’s comfort needs. But, by offering a flippable mattress with a dual comfort story, Zenahven will have most comfort preferences covered. A luxury plush side for those who like a softer feel, and a gentle firm side for sleepers who prefer a little more robust firmness level.

On your back…

Most back sleepers require a firm to moderate feel. The idea is to stay in proper alignment but still have decent pressure relief. Even on your back, your body is not flat. While most dedicated back sleepers will gravitate towards the Gentle Firm side, personal preferences may vary. A smaller body type, or someone with more pressure sensitivity, may prefer the Luxury Plush side.

On your side…

Again, it comes down to personal preference. That said most, but not all side sleepers will do well with the Luxury Plush. This feel offers contouring comfort that conforms to the shoulders and hips and relieves pressure points. Of course, if this side is too soft, you can always flip to the Gentle Firm.

On your stomach…

Stomach sleepers will typically require a firmer mattress. It’s important not to allow your back to dip too deep and cause lumbar pain. With this in mind, we recommend starting with the Gentle Firm side. Smaller individuals will not sink as deeply into the mattress and may appreciate the Luxury Plush. Of course, the Zenhaven mattress gives you the luxury and versatility of both options.

Zenhaven Pros and Cons


  • Pressure relief: Natural Latex relieves pressure and sleeps cool. It also has no off-gassing issues.
  • Low motion transference: Natural latex has low motion transference. This is ideal for couples who don't want to disturb each other's sleep.
  • Sleeps cool: Natural latex retains far less heat than synthetic materials like memory foam. Organic Cotton and Natural Joma wool cover is breathable and sleeps cool.
  • Sustainability: Zenhaven uses natural, sustainable materials that reduce our carbon footprint.
  • A healthy alternative: Natural Talalay latex is hypoallergenic and antimicrobial. It's ideal for allergy sufferers.
  • Great value: Zenhaven is priced far less than comparable Talalay latex mattresses.


  • Latex allergies: Although this is typically considered a contact allergy, we recommend choosing another alternative if you have a known allergy.
  • If you prefer the feel of memory foam: If you enjoy more of a sink in feel, you may not like the bounce of latex.
  • Delivery delays: While Zenhaven's overall service record has been excellent, A small number of delivery delays have been reported.

Who Will Like This Mattress

Those seeking a healthier sleep option: Zenhaven is naturally hypoallergenic and resistant to mold, microbes, and dust mites. Natural wool acts as a safe and effective flame barrier. No chemical fire retardants are used in production

Couples who want less sleep partner disturbance will appreciate low motion transfer.

If you prefer a cooler sleep, Zenhaven may be your answer. Breathable foams and fabric help regulate heat.

Who Will Not Like This Mattress

Memory foam lovers who prefer deep body hug and conformity will not like this mattress. It’s a personal preference; not a question of right or wrong.

Price-conscious shoppers may find the cost of this mattress too high. Regardless of the quality, budget restraints may be a deterrent to some.

Zenhaven Unboxing and Setup

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


Name Type Price Delivery Trial Warranty Rating
Zenhaven Natural Latex $1,899 Free White Glove 120 days 20 years 93
Latex For Less Mattress Latex Mattress $899 Free 120 days 20 years 89.5
PlushBeds Botanical Bliss Latex Mattress $1,499 -$2,199 Free 100 days 25 years 95.5
Spindle Natural Latex Mattress Natural Latex Mattress $1,299.99 Free 365 days 10 years 92


Size Dimensions Price
Twin 38" x 75" $1,299
Twin XL 38" x 80" $1,349
Full 54" x 75" $1,699
Queen 60" x 80" $1,899
King 76" x 80" $2,499
Cal King 72" x 84" $2,499
Split King 38" x 80" $2,698


The Zenhaven mattress is unique in a variety of ways. Not only is this an all Natural Latex mattress, but it’s also produced using the Talalay method. Unlike Dunlop, Talalay takes a few extra steps to ensure slightly softer, more consistent quality. It’s a more expensive process, but by cutting out the middleman, Saatva has kept Zenhaven’s costs in check. The retail price is less than half of what comparable retail offerings charge.

This mattress offers two distinct comfort feels in one mattress. Its flippable design features a gentle firm on one side and a luxury plush on the other.

What else makes Zenhaven different is that it does not come in a box. This quality mattress will be delivered and set up in your home at no charge. Most online companies don’t offer this service. The ones that do usually charge a fee for the convenience. If you are looking for a quality natural latex mattress, we recommend you consider the Zenhaven.

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