Zenhaven by Saatva Mattress Review

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Natural Talalay Latex


Standard Queen Mattress $1,899


what's different about Zenhaven?

Zenhaven is a natural latex mattress produced by online giant Saatva. The parent company has quickly gained a reputation for quality great vaule and service. Saatva also manufactures their flag ship dual coil mattress as well as the Loom & Leaf memory foam bed. 

What's different about Zenhaven?

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

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 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, you owe it to yourself to investigate Zenhaven.


Zenhaven is a 10” all Natural Talalay Latex mattress. In order to understand the benefits this bed, you must first understand what Talalay Latex is. The word “Latex”, is simply the method of converting a liquid into a solid foam by means of a vulcanization process. Talalay, refers to the specific process used. Talalay, along with Dunlop, are the two current options used for creating latex foam. The base compound can be either 100% natural, 100% synthetic or a blend of both. Zenhaven uses all natural rubber tree sap in the production of their foam. 

Talalay vs Dunlop:

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 insures better consistency of the foam. Talalay is also slightly softer than Dunlop.                                             

Both natural Dunlop and natural Talalay utilize a vulcanization that starts by mixing natural rubber tree sap in a centrifuge. During the Dunlop process, sediments are allowed to settle before being baked. This results in individual layers having varying 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 insures better consistency of the foam. Talalay is also slightly softer than Dunlop. Because of the added cost of additional processing, Talalay mattresses are typically more expensive than Dunlop.

It's important to note, 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. To qualify as natural, a mattress must not contain no more than 5% of these compounds. Zenhaven is a natural talalay latex mattress.

Talalay Latex:

Layered construction creates two firmness options in one mattress

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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.

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 top layer (plush side) is facing up. When bottom (firm side) is up, this layer adds additional structure and support.

Forth layer - The forth 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.

Where is Zenhaven's latex made?

Zenhaven acquires it's talalay latex from Talalay Global (formerly Latex International). Located in Shelton, CT, Talalay Global has established itself as one of the premier latex distributors in the world. All latex sold by this company meet Oeko-Tex certified as Class I. Certification verifies Latex is free from harmful substances. This foam is even safe for babies. No detail is too small to deserve attention. Even adhesives are water-based and free of solvents.

What if you have a latex allergy?

Latex allergies are very rare and are only problematic from direct contact. The cover provides a safe barrier between your skin and the surface of the latex. That said, would till recommend erring on the side of caution. If you have a known latex allergy we suggest choosing a different mattress for you piece of mind and safety.

How does natural talalay latex compare to memory foam?

Natural talalay latex is far more buoyant and resilient than memory foam. Memory foam is much slower to respond and creates more of a sinking in feeling. Unlike memory foam, natural talalay latex has no off-gassing issues and sleeps much cooler. 


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 duplicated on both sides of the mattress. It's an added feature that assures consistency, regardless of comfort preference.

What if you have a wool allergy?

Although extremely rare, there is a small percentage of the population that have wool allergies. The wool in Zenhaven's mattress is certified organic and thoroughly washed out before it is used. Lanolin, a natural grease in wool, causes most rare wool allergies. All Lanolin is washed out making the Zenhaven mattress safe to sleep on.

Does Zenhaven use chemical fire retardants?

No dangerous chemical fire retardants are used in production of Zenhaven mattress. Joma wool acts as a natural fire barrier and meets all federal standards for fire safety.

Comfort Options:

Luxury Plush Side: The is the best option for side sleepers seeking a bit more conformity and hug for the shoulders and hips. Even though it is the softer of the two options, it retains it's resiliency and bounce. The Luxury Plush offers great pressure relief while remaining quite buoyant. It's designed to create a sensation of floating on top of the mattress; apposed to being engulfed by it.

Gentle Firm Side: This mattress is typically an ideal for most back and stomach sleepers. Soft enough to lessen pressure points but firm enough to maintain proper alignment. You'll get less body hug and a more structured feel. 


Size                    Mattress          W / foundation

Twin:                    $1,299                    $1,449

Twin XL               $1,349                    $1,499

Full:                      $1,699                    $1,899

Queen:                $1,899                    $2.149

King:                    $2,499                    $2,799

Cal King:             $2,499                    $2,799

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*Foundations are all available in standard 8.75" or 4.75 Low profile sizes at the same price.

Add an Adjustable Base

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

Do you and your sleep partner want individual adjust-ability?

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

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"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. The ones 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.


20 Year Non-Prorated Warranty: Zenhaven's warranty is very customer friendly but does come with a few stipulations:

The first 2 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 the period of time without a mattress. Not everyone has a spare quest bed to sleep on. For those people that simply can not 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 - 20that percentage goes to 75%. Delivery is free and no other charges are applied. This program is a secondary 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.

Comfort Guarantee:

     120 day sleep trial

Zenhaven promises complete customer satisfaction. If not fully satisfied, the entire cost of your mattress less a $99 handling fee will be refunded. Zenhaven never restocks or resells returned mattresses. Simply call their service department for pick up. 

Zenhaven Conclusion:

If you are looking for a natural latex mattress, Zenhaven by Saatva, is an exceptional "value". Great support and alignment is combined with body contouring pressure relief. This mattress sleeps cool and comfortable with no off gassing. In addition, Zenhaven is the lowest priced talalay latex product we've seen to date. We highly recommend this mattress!


The Good Stuff:
  • 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 others 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 for sex: Zenhaven's Natural latex has more bounce and resiliency than memory foam. 
The Bad Stuff:
  • 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: A small amount of delivery delays have been reported. But, overall, Zenhaven's service record is excellent.

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Is Zenhaven right for you? 

 If you are looking for a quality all natural latex mattress, you owe it to your self to consider Zenhaven!