Updated January 17, 2020 7:48 PM PT

Saatva Mattress Review: Is It Good?

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Saatva promises the sleep quality of luxury hotel beds at an affordable price. Read this review to see if these hybrid mattresses are good.

Saatva's Euro-style pillow top and patented "Spinal Zone" technology offer sufficient lumbar support and good pressure relief. Their innerspring and adjustable air mattresses provide a good balance of cushion and support, comparable to beds found in luxury hotels.

Saatva Mattress Overview

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Saatva is an online mattress company that aims to provide luxury quality at a relatively low price. Their mattresses are handcrafted in the USA using all socially conscious materials.

They offer mattresses under their Saatva, Loom & Leaf, and Zenhaven brands:

  • Saatva Classic innerspring
  • Saatva HD innerspring
  • Saatva Solaire adjustable air
  • Saatva Youth innerspring for ages 3 and up
  • Loom & Leaf memory foam
  • Zenhaven latex

Our Saatva mattress review will focus on their flagship Classic (for average-sized people), HD (for heavier folks), and Solaire models (for those seeking personalized comfort).

Are Saatva mattresses good?
Yes, Saatva's Euro pillow top and durable coils make for a mattress that feels comfortable while providing good support. All their mattresses are made in the USA with premium materials. Parts are designed to withstand 10+ years of regular use.

They offer innerspring, memory foam, latex, and adjustable air mattresses, so you can choose one that's right for you.

Saatva Classic

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The Classic is a hybrid innerspring mattress made with individually wrapped coils and memory foam to promote spine support, comfort, and airflow.

It ranges in price between $699 for a twin size and $1,698 for a split Cal king, and it comes with a 15-year warranty.

What Is It Made Of?

Saatva Classic is considered an innerspring mattress because of its individually wrapped coils surrounded by foam. The mattress is made of several different layers:

  • Euro-style pillow top: The pillow top creates a softer feel and comes with an antimicrobial organic cotton cover.

  • Foam layer: Foam minimizes the stiffness of the coil construction and offers lumbar support to provide pressure relief to the spine.

  • Spinal Zone: Center support layers that properly align the back and evenly distribute weight.

  • Coil-on-coil structure: A layer of individually wrapped, pocketed coils and a second hourglass configuration provide support and airflow to keep you cool.

  • Base: The polyfoam offers reinforcement along with its double coil system. Plus, it gives great edge support when you sit on the side of the bed.

Unlike purely memory foam mattresses, the Classic provides a good balance of cushion and support, comparable to beds found in luxury hotels.

Mattress Feel

Saatva Classic comes in three different firmness options and is available in 11.5" and 14" models. Side sleepers will benefit from the Plush Soft option, back and stomach sleepers will feel supported by the Firm option, and sleepers of all styles can sleep soundly on the Luxury Firm option.

The Plush Soft is rated 3.5 on a firmness scale between 1-10. The Luxury Firm model lands between 5-7, and the Firm model is about an 8.

The pillow top on all three options offers good pressure relief while the coils provide that traditional innerspring feel and support.

Heat retention shouldn't be an issue on the Saatva Classic because its double-coil structure promotes plenty of airflow. Out of the three firmness options, you might feel hotter on the Plush Soft from sinking deeper into the mattress.

Saatva Classic has a good amount of bounce and responsiveness due to its pocketed coils. There is some motion transfer, which is expected from a mattress with springs. A memory foam mattress is typically better at preventing motion transfer.

Does Saatva have good edge support?
Even compared to the average innerspring mattress, the edge support provided by a Saatva mattress is excellent. Their Dual Torsion Steel Edge Guards give the mattress edges enough stability to support people of all weights.

Who Should Consider Saatva Classic?

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Your sleeping style will help determine which mattress is right for you. With three different firmness levels, the Saatva Classic can accommodate most types of sleepers. Read on to learn which one is best for you.

  • Side Sleepers
    The Plush Soft creates an enveloped feeling for those who prefer a more cushioned bed. If you want a mattress that feels soft with good contouring, this mattress may be right for you.

    The soft model is perfect for side sleepers who need pressure relief at the shoulders and hips. It's also a great option for smaller people who are less prone to sinking deep into a mattress.

  • Couples and Multiple Sleep Styles
    We recommend the Saatva Luxury Firm for couples and multiple sleep styles. It provides a good balance of firmness and cushion to adequately support multiple sleeping positions.

    The mattress is a good choice for couples, too. Individually wrapped coils and foam layers help reduce motion transfer, and good edge support means couples can use the full surface area of the mattress.

    Is Saatva good for motion transfer?
    Yes, the Saatva Classic has a layer of individually wrapped coils that isolate motion. The Classic does a great job of minimizing motion transfer compared to the average innerspring mattress.

  • Stomach and Back Sleepers
    The Firm option is ideal for back and stomach sleepers who prefer firmer mattresses to keep their spine more naturally aligned and weight evenly distributed.

    If you're in search of a mattress that feels flatter, with good lumbar support, this option might be best for you.

    The extra support makes it ideal for heavier body types, but Saatva also makes the HD mattress which is specially designed for bigger bodies. Read on to learn more.

Saatva HD

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Saatva HD delivers the luxury innerspring mattress feel of the Saatva Classic, made specifically for people who weigh between 300 lbs and 500 lbs.

Prices range between $1,499 for a twin and $3,198 for a split king, and it comes with a 20-year warranty.

What Is It Made Of?

For a mattress to properly support the weight of a larger person, it needs to have a sturdy construction that won't sag over time. The HD's durable construction offers multiple layers of support:

  • Euro-style pillow top: The HD model includes a hand-tufted pillow top, which better prevents shifting and sagging. It also comes with an organic cotton cover.

  • Talalay latex layer: This support layer distributes weight for pressure relief at the shoulders, back, and hips. It also provides a cooler, hypoallergenic sleep surface.

  • Contouring layers: A combination of memory foam and support foams provide cushion and contour for pressure relief.

  • Durable coil base: Thick-gauge coils are threaded with helical wire, which gives support while reducing motion transfer.

  • Edge support: High-density foam encases the mattress for a firmer edge that can make it easier to get in and out of bed.

Does a Saatva mattress need a box spring?
You should use a box spring with your Saatva innerspring mattress. The company recommends purchasing the mattress and foundation together through their website. However, if you already have one in good condition, it should offer enough support.

Mattress Feel

If you have a heavy body type, you're probably looking for a firmer mattress to give better support. Saatva HD takes this into consideration, and is only available in a medium firm, 15.5" model.

The HD is rated around a 5-7 on the firmness scale. The mattress feels more supportive and responsive than Saatva Classic's Luxury Firm model thanks to its thick coils. The firmness also helps to maintain spine alignment without causing the mattress to sag. it's also great for edge support.

Your weight determines how your mattress will feel. Most mattresses feel soft to heavy folks due to them sinking deeper into the mattresses than other people. The HD has enough support to give it a true medium firm feel.

No matter what sleeping position you prefer, the HD has the proper support and pressure relief to contour your body.

If sleeping hot is your concern, you won't have to worry with the HD. It's a breathable mattress with good airflow to keep you sleeping cool.

It has some bounce that makes it easier to move around on the bed. But unlike other innerspring mattresses, the HD's strong support features helps reduce excessive motion transfer.

Who Should Consider Saatva HD?

Saatva HD was designed with larger bodies in mind. The mattress could be for you if you:

  • Weigh over 300 lbs
    If you're on the heavier side, you can rest easy and supported. The twin and twin XL sizes can accommodate up to 500 lbs, and all larger sizes can support 500 lbs on each side.

  • Need extra support/pressure relief
    Even if you don't quite weigh over 300 lbs, the HD is a well-made mattress that supports your body with its unique combination of latex, foam, and springs.

FUN FACT: Saatva comes from the Sanskrit sattva, a word meaning "purity."

Saatva Solaire

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The Solaire is designed for those who prioritize personalized comfort levels. The adjustable mattress comes with a remote so you can pick your perfect firmness.

Prices range between $1,995 for a twin XL and $3,895 for a split king bed, and they come with a 25-year warranty.

What Is It Made Of?

Unlike the Classic and HD models, the Solaire is an air mattress designed to compete with Sleep Number adjustable beds. It's designed to be used with an adjustable base, and it consists of:

  • Euro pillow top: Like the other Saatva models, Solaire's pillow top comes with a breathable organic cotton cover.

  • Talalay latex: This responsive layer provides weightless lumbar support that keeps you cool.

  • Gel-infused memory foam: This comfort layer sleeps cooler than other types of foam while providing pressure-point relief.

  • Moisture barrier: A protective layer prevents damage to the internal parts of the air mattress.

  • Vulcanized air chambers: Twin XL and full sizes have a single air chamber to adjust firmness, while all larger sizes have two chambers that you can adjust independently of each other.

  • Power Edge: This enclosure reinforces the perimeter of the mattress for good edge support and houses the in-rail air inflator.

Mattress Feel

Saatva Solaire's main support system is its air chamber. It lets you precisely control firmness levels in 50 increments. At its softest setting, Solaire is rated a 4 in firmness. It can be inflated to a rating of 8 using the remote control it comes with. A technician will show you how to use the mattress during your white glove delivery.

Mattresses larger than a full size come with two air chambers and two remote controls. This lets you and your sleeping partner adjust the firmness to your perfect level.

Queen and king sizes also come with an Upper-Flex option at an additional cost. This mattress style is split halfway at the top so you and your partner can adjust the incline of the mattress independently.

No matter what sleeping position you prefer, you can adjust the Solaire to give you the targeted pressure relief and support you're looking for.

It feels comfortably cool, too. Solaire uses a combination of cooling materials that make up for the reduced airflow within the mattress.

The mattress has decent bounce, so it won't be too difficult to move around the bed. At the same time, it doesn't transfer too much motion. If you have a sleeping partner, you won't have to worry about feeling them move around at night.

Who Should Consider Saatva Solaire?

Saatva Solaire offers your body personalized comfort. This model may be for you if you fit any of the following:

  • Multiple sleeping positions
    For people who like to sleep in different positions, this mattress is the ultimate tailor-made fit.

  • Couples who can't agree
    Is your mattress too soft for you, but perfect for your partner? With an adjustable air mattress, neither of you will have to compromise on comfort.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • No formaldehyde
  • Little motion transfer
  • 3 different models
  • Lower price than brick-and-mortar stores
  • Made with all eco-friendly materials
  • 120-night trial
  • Free white glove delivery & mattress removal
  • Choice of delivery date and time

Cons

  • Different construction from true "luxury" beds
  • No true memory foam feel
  • Can't try them out in store
  • $99 transportation fee to return
  • Late or slow delivery in some areas
  • Poor customer service experience among some buyers

Does Saatva have a showroom?
Saatva has opened one showroom in New York City. You can visit the Saatva Viewing Room at 969 Third Ave at 58th St in Manhattan.

Saatva Complaints

Saatva offers solid options that can work for a wide range of sleepers, but some people may want to look elsewhere to find the right mattress. Customer complaints to keep in mind include:

  • Trial period isn't completely risk free: Even though you can try your mattress for 120 nights, you'll run into a $99 shipping fee if you return the mattress.

  • No deals available: Saatva doesn't offer sales or coupons for their products.

  • Problems with delivery: Some customers report issues with delays and poor communication from Saatva's delivery company. Their customer support typically handles any problems quickly, however.

  • Heavy mattresses: Saatva's mattresses are heavier than average. The weight could make the mattress difficult to move if you're planning to relocate it.

    Saatva 24/7 Customer Support

    Chat is available 24/7 on the Saatva website.
    Phone: 877-672-2882
    Email: info@saatva.com

    Pricing

    Saatva mattress are priced fairly given their high-quality construction and performance. The cost of your mattress will depend on the size and model.

    Saatva also sells foundations, bases, and bed frames designed to work with their mattresses.

    Saatva Classic
    The price for each size stay the same no matter which firmness or mattress height you pick:

    • Twin - $699
    • Twin XL - $799
    • Full - $1049
    • Queen - $1,199
    • King or Cal king- $1,599
    • Split king - $1,598
    • Split Cal king - $1,698

    Saatva HD
    Saatva HD prices are steeper than the Classic model, but it's worth the investment if you're looking for a better night's rest.

    • Twin - $1,499
    • Twin XL - $1,599
    • Full - $1,899
    • Queen - $2,499
    • King or Cal king - $2,799
    • Split king - $3,198

    Saatva Solaire
    The Solaire is available in sizes twin XL - Cal king, but the queen and king size also have an Upper-Flex option. This means that the upper half of the mattress is split. It comes with two remotes that can adjust the sides independently of each other.

    • Twin XL - $1,995
    • Full - $2,595
    • Standard queen - $2,695
    • Upper-Flex queen - $3,295
    • Standard king or Cal king - $3,195
    • Upper-Flex king - $3,895
    • Split king - $3,895

    Saatva White Glove Delivery & Mattress Removal
    Saatva offers free "white glove" delivery service and set-up of your new mattress. They'll also remove up to two pieces (usually the mattress and box spring) of your old bed at no cost.

    Choose your delivery day and receive a 4-hour arrival window. Once they show up with your mattress, drivers will wait an additional 20 minutes in case of delays.

    Do Saatva mattresses go on sale?
    Saata does not offer sales, coupons, or promo codes. Instead, they promise to deliver premium mattresses with transparent pricing.

    They do, however, offer a $100 discount to active-duty military members, veterans, first responders, and teachers.

    How it Compares

    Read on to see how Saatva stacks up to other online mattress companies on the market.

    DreamCloud
    The DreamCloud is a luxury hybrid mattress that combines layers of foam and pocketed coils for ultimate comfort. It features edge support stability and motion isolation. It's rated a 6.5 in firmness.

    The largest downside of DreamCloud is the limited options. They only offer one mattress and you won't be able to customize it like you can with Saatva. But DreamCloud does offer an unmatched 365-day free trial period.

    You can get the DreamCloud for around $1,399. The company also runs sales and promotions sometimes.

    What mattresses are used in luxury hotels?
    Most hotel brands have exclusive deals with manufacturers. These include:
    • The Four Seasons Mattress by Simmons Bedding Company
    • The Marriott Bed by Jamison
    • Westin Hotel's Heavenly Mattress and Box Spring by Simmons
    • Hilton Serenity Mattress by Serta

    Purple
    Purple began as an online-only mattress company. They also offer hybrid mattresses that include supportive coils and a polymer grid.

    Polymer is a breathable material that moves with you, so you'll never feel "stuck" in the bed. But the polymer grid's claim to fame is its no-pressure support for any sleep style.

    You can pick a firmness level between 4.5 and 6.5 out of 10, depending on the model of Purple mattress you select. The models range in price between about $600 and $2,500.

    Now, you can test Purple mattresses out in select brick-and-mortar locations. Purple comes with a 100-night trial period but can be returned for a full refund within 21 days. Saatva offers a 120-night trial, but you'll pay $99 to return it.

    Casper
    Casper has grown to offer shoppers 5 mattress options: their "Essential" mattress, the original Casper, a higher end "Wave" mattress, and two hybrid models of the "Wave" and original Casper mattress.

    These mattresses feature a combination of latex, memory foam, and firm foam. Casper provides a zone support system for pressure relief, and firmness ranges between 4.5 and 7 on a scale of 1-10, depending on the model you choose.

    Their Essential mattress can be as low as $600, while their most expensive model, The Wave, ranges up to $2,600. They offer a 100-night free trial, which is less than Saatva's 120-night trial. But you can return the Casper mattress for free.

    Saatva FAQs

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    Check out the following common questions about the Saatva mattress to find out if it's right for you.

    Can you flip a Saatva mattress?
    Saatva's mattresses are not meant to be flipped. We recommend you rotate your mattress every 3-4 months, especially if you sleep on the same side or in the same position every night.

    How long do Saatva mattresses last?
    Saatva constructs their mattresses to give consistent comfort and support for 10–15 years.

    Does Saatva offer a warranty?
    Depending on the model, they offer a 15-, 20-, or 25-year non-prorated warranty to stand by their product. Within the first few years of purchase, Saatva will replace your mattress if its defective. In years after that, they will repair and re-cover the bed for a $99 transportation charge each way.

    If your mattress is defective, Saatva also offers the "Fairness Replacement Option." For a payment of 30% - 75% of the original price you paid, they'll send you a brand new mattress.

    What is the height of the Saatva mattress?
    Saatva Classic is available in 11.5" and 14.5" models, Saatva HD is 15.5" tall, and Saatva Solaire is 13.5" tall.

    If you have mobility issues, make sure you get the right mattress height to accommodate your needs. A mattress that's too tall or too short can be difficult to get out of.

    Is Saatva a Bed-in-a-Box?
    While the Saatva mattress is delivered to your door, it is not considered a bed-in-a-box. The Saatva mattress contains spring, latex, and memory foam layers, and the bed-in-a-box typically refers to strictly mattresses that are rolled, folded, or otherwise compressed to be shipped.

    Does Saatva mattress smell?
    Some new mattresses smell due to the off-gassing process. Saatva doesn't have this problem because all off-gassing happens before they're shipped to the customer.

    Do Saatva mattresses sleep hot?
    Saatva's innerspring system and cooling materials allow for airflow, which prevents their mattresses from trapping heat and ruining the quality of your sleep. This breathability also helps clear the mattress of germs and dust mites.

    What is Saatva's trial period?
    Saatva gives you 120 nights to try out your mattress, which is a little bit longer than the standard 100 nights offered by other retailers. If you decide to return the mattress within that time, you can request a pick-up for a full refund. However, there will be a $99 transportation charge, so it's not a completely free return.

    Does Saatva offer financing?
    Saatva offers 0% financing through Klarna. You can pay with a credit card, PayPal, or Amazon Pay. You're also able to cancel your order without a fee any time prior to the delivery day.

    Bottom Line

    Saatva isn't for everyone. But if you're looking for a luxury mattress at a budget-friendly price, it may be worth giving them a try.

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