September 13, 2018

Saatva Mattress Review: Is It Good?


Looking for a high-quality mattress without the "luxury" price tag? Saatva may have the answer. Check out the benefits and drawbacks of this online mattress store.

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One of the first online-only mattress stores, Saatva ships nationwide from 19 factories operating throughout the U.S.

The company offers two options:

  • An 11.5'' custom slim mattress
  • A 14.5" standard mattress

Both promise the motion isolation and comfort of a foam bed with the firmness of a coil spring bed. So is a Saatva mattress right for you?

How are Saatva mattresses delivered?
Saatva ships your mattress with their "White Glove Delivery Service." Delivery is free - they'll even haul away your old mattress for you upon request.

What are Saatva Mattresses Made of?

Saatva mattresses a unique hybrid construction of memory foam and coil. They feature several layers, including:

  • Base
    The first layer of the mattress is made of polyfoam. This acts as a support system for its unique double coil system above. It also offers side support, keeping the mattress edges "up" even when you sit on the side of the bed.

  • Comfort Coils
    A layer of individually-wrapped coil and a second hourglass configuration support your body and provide a higher level of motion isolation. Sattva's "coil-on-coil" structure offers maximum support and a higher level of motion isolation.

  • Foam layer:
    This helps lessen the stiffness of the coil construction. The foam offers lumbar support, which helps eliminate the pressure on the spine.

  • Cotton cover
    The top of the Saatva mattress resembles a Euro-style pillowtop bed. It gives the mattress a softer feel.

What Are the Comfort Levels?

Saatva mattresses come in three comfort levels:

  • Plush Soft: This level works well for side-sleepers or those who prefer the "enveloped feeling" of a soft mattress.

  • Luxury Firm: This is Saatva's "Flagship" mattress. They claim it offers a balance of firmness and cushioned support comparable to the beds in luxury hotels.

  • Firm: This level is for those who prefer a firm mattress, but don't like the "sleeping on a board" feeling.

Keep reading to see the benefits of a Saatva Mattress.

Why We Like Saatva Mattresses

  • Airflow through the innerspring system
    This breathability promotes a higher level of cleanliness, fewer germs, and less risk of dust mites. It also prevents the mattress from trapping heat and decreasing your sleep quality.

  • The "Spinal Zone." Saatva helps minimize back pain or stiffness with wire support in the mattress' center. This properly aligns the spine, distributes weight properly, and make for a more restful night's sleep.

  • 100% organic cotton cover. The cover has antimicrobial properties to help prevent the growth of bacteria. Not only does this make it more eco-friendly, but it may also prolong its life.

  • Low on the allergen scale
    Saatva doesn't use formaldehyde or other solutions known to cause irritation and/or allergens. The company tests its foams to ensure they meet all necessary standards for health and safety concerns.

  • Little to no "motion transfer."
    Having two levels of coils also helps contour your body while minimizing the bounce you feel when your partner moves on the other side of the bed.

  • Eases joint pain
    The Euro pillow top provides a combination of softness and firmness for the greatest level of comfort, even for those with joint pain.

  • No middleman pricing
    At a brick and mortar store, you'll pay more to account for the retailer's overhead and salesperson's commission. Saatva eliminates these costs by selling directly to you.

  • 120 days trial
    Saatva gives you 4 months to decide if you like the mattress. If not, you can request that Saatva pick it up for a full refund minus a $99 transportation charge.

  • Longevity
    Saatva constructs their mattresses to provide consistent comfort and support for 10 to 15 years. They provide a 15-year warranty to back up this promise.

Reasons to Try Another Brand

  • You like shopping in stores
    Saatva doesn't sell their mattresses to retailers. If you prefer to try beds in person before making a decision, this may not be the brand for you.

  • You prefer memory foam
    While the Saatva mattress does contour to your body, it's not the same feel as a memory foam mattress.

  • You favor higher-end mattresses
    Saatva compares themselves to "luxury beds," but it's not an apples-to-apples comparison. Luxury beds typically have a different construction than the two-layer coil of a Saatva mattress.

Bottom Line

The Saatva mattress isn't for everyone. But if you are a budget-conscious consumer looking for in a high-quality mattress, it may be worth giving Saatva a try.

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