Saatva is one of the most trusted mattresses on the market, with a combination of gentle memory foam and coil system. It certainly makes for a luxurious sleep. This in-depth review will weigh up the pros and cons of the Saatva Mattress to give you a well-informed overview of the product.
Comprehensive Saatva Mattress Review
The Saatva Mattress is produced by an upcoming leader in luxury coil mattresses using cutting edge technology (patented Spinal Zone technology) to provide you with the best sleep of your life.
This is a premium mattress that would cost two to three times as much from other manufacturers, but Saatva prides itself on being affordable for all.
An Eco-Friendly, Luxury Mattress
Saatva mattresses are luxury mattresses built with a primary feature known as “coil on coil” construction.
There are two sets of individually wrapped coils that respond to body contour and tempered steel coils that prevent sagging over the long term.
The premium high-density foam encased edge on Saatva mattresses provide support and more sleep surface than a typical memory foam mattress, and the plush 3 inch Euro pillow top has more cushioning for greater comfort and a better look.
Saatva Mattress’ Firmness
Saatva mattresses are available in three different comfort levels: Plush Soft, Luxury Firm and Firm.
- Plush Soft is for side sleepers that like to feel enveloped in their bed and often have trouble with their arms falling asleep before they do.
- Luxury Firm is the same comfort level found in the finest hotels in the world, where side, stomach or back sleepers feel equally comforted. This is the perfect comfort level for couples with different sleep needs, or for people that currently find themselves constantly changing positions at night.
- Firm is for sleepers who sleep on their back or stomach, and like to float on their mattress rather than sink into it.
Does it Provide Good Motion Isolation?
One of the best features of a Saatva mattress is that movement is extremely well isolated, practically to the point where the movement occurs.
When you change sleep positions, move around or get on or off the bed, the mattress will not move one bit.
A survey of Saatva mattress reviews makes it clear – customers are very happy with the motion isolation that Saatva mattresses provide.
This is thanks to the individually wrapped coils, which are completely isolated from every other coil and are suspended within the mattress in such a manner as to eliminate vibration.
This is a great feature for partners that have to deal with a light sleeper – even if one of you is tossing and turning, the other will be comfortable and undisturbed (and get to stay asleep).
Do Saatva Mattresses Sleep Hot?
No. A distinct advantage of Saatva’s coil construction mattress is that it allows for great air ventilation.
People who sleep lightly are frequently kept awake by hot mattresses, which is usually the case with memory foam mattresses.
Saatva has designed their mattress to provide excellent heat dissipation, along with an organic cotton backed cover that helps keep the mattress dry and cool.
Saatva Mattress Lifetime
The company estimates that the mattress with have a serviceable lifespan of 12 to 15 years, a figure that completely outpaces the competition by nearly double.
Compared to budget foam and spring mattresses, a Saatva mattress will last nearly three times as long while providing the same level of luxury performance.
Does it Smell When New?
When you take delivery of your Saatva mattress, there will be absolutely no smell.
The mattress does use memory foam, but it is made from a bio soy foam that quickly off-gasses during the manufacturing process.
This is a big step up from many memory foam mattresses which often come from the manufacturer rolled up and in an airtight package.
Memory foam takes days if not weeks to completely off-gas in a ventilated space, which is hard to get in an apartment or during the colder months.
With a Saatva mattress, once the foam is built into the mattress at Saatva’s factory, there is no smell at all.
This is great for people with allergies or for pregnant women, who frequently report heightened sensitivity to smells.
Saatva Mattress Layers
- The top layer of the mattress (number 1 in the image) is a 3 inch euro-style pillow top that are stuffed with the finest wadding material, and is about 2 inches thick. The pillow top is encased in an organic cotton cover that helps with ventilation and heat dissipation.
- Below the pillow top is a layer of laminated memory foam to provide progressive levels of pressure relief, that targets stress and tension in the lower back (2)
- The individually wrapped coils (3) are sandwiched between a foam casing for durability, sleep surface and added comfort (4).
- Below the foam casing are the tempered three times carbon steel coils that provide increased support and sag prevention (5).
How Big is the Saatva Mattress? Will it Fit in My Room?
There are six different mattress sizes available:
- Twin – 38” x 75”
- Twin – XL 38” x 80”
- Full – 54” x 75”
- Queen – 60” x 80”
- King – 76” x 80”
- Cal King – 72” x 84”
You can select from two different mattress thicknesses, 11.5” and 14.5” which, by the way, cost the same.
A choice of mattress thickness is offered for purely aesthetic reasons. For example, if you have a short headboard, it would look best to have the 11.5” mattress.
One great feature of Saatva mattresses is that the Queen and King mattress are offered also as split mattresses, so getting it through the door is never a problem.
The split feature of the mattress is purely for delivery and will not take away from the performance of the mattress, nor will you ever feel the split.
Does it Need a Foundation?
Saatva recommends that you use a foundation with its mattresses for maximum comfort, anti-sagging and durability.
They offer 4” and 8” foundations that can be purchased with the mattress, but you can use your existing box spring or foundation if it is in good condition, meaning it is sturdy and does not have any sag around or within the support area.
The added bonus is that if you decide to use your own box spring or foundation, Saatva might keep your warranty in place, something most other manufacturers do not allow.
Just make sure to read the warranty information below as there are some limitations.
May 2017 Update: Saatva just launched its own adjustable base called Lineal. You can read our Lineal review here.
Mattress Pads for the Saatva Mattress
The Saatva doesn’t need a mattress pad. The 3″ European pillow top should be enough for every individual’s comfort.
Adding an extra mattress pad is discouraged with Saatva mattresses – it can actually degrade the performance level of the mattress firmness selected.
The pillow top is an organic cotton knit top with 1.25” of super soft foam and Dacron, plus 3/4” of quilt fill fiber.
How do I Care for a this Mattress?
The mattress is handcrafted with high quality components that make it heavier than you might expect, so rotate the mattress with two people to prevent injuries to your back.
If the mattress should become soiled, use a small amount of antibacterial soap and a damp sponge with warm water. Never saturate the mattress with water.
To remove excess moisture use the drying feature of a steam vacuum if possible, or simply let it dry by itself.
Any Comfort Guarantee?
According to Saatva’s website:
From the day you receive your Saatva mattress, you will have 180 days to sleep on it before you decide to keep it or not. (180 day trial begins on date of delivery, not date of purchase).
If for any reason you are not completely satisfied with our mattress, we will come pick it up and refund all your money excluding the $99 transportation cost. There will be absolutely no restocking fees.
How is the Mattress Delivered?
Saatva now offers a free white glove delivery nationwide.
Other companies claim to offer this too, but Saatva goes the extra mile and removes your existing mattress (and foundation) and installs the new mattress in whichever room you want. All for free.
Saatva Mattress Warranty
If the mattress is defective because of workmanship or structural issues within the first 2 years of ownership, it will be replaced at no cost, including delivery.
If a defect is discovered in 15 years of ownership, it will repaired without cost.
You can also pay 25% of the purchase price to have it completely replaced if the mattress has less than 6 years remaining on the warranty.
According to the manufacturer, the warranty validity is guaranteed if you use a platform bed.
In fact, the warranty is void if the mattress is used on a metal frame with less than 4 legs, or even 6 legs and a center-line support for King and Queen sizes.
It’s important to remember this if you decide to retain your current mattress foundation.
Saatva Mattress Pricing
Saatva prides itself on offering the highest quality luxury mattress at the best price.
Their business model aims at cutting out the middleman to further reduce price to the end user, so the best place to purchase is the manufacturer’s website itself.
Saatva today offers a special discount of $200! Simply input the code SALE200 when ordering to claim these prices:
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The price is the same for both the 11.5” and 14.5” thick mattress versions (each provides the same level of comfort – it’s purely an aesthetic difference).
Saatva Mattress Review – Our Verdict
The Saatva Mattress is a very well rounded option (with Chiropractor seal of approval) for people looking for a premium mattress made with eco-friendly materials at an accessible price.
The positive feedback that we keep receiving made this mattress the winner of its category in our Best Mattress Guide 2020.
Updated at June 9, 2021
- 1 Comprehensive Saatva Mattress Review
- 2 An Eco-Friendly, Luxury Mattress
- 3 Saatva Mattress’ Firmness
- 4 Does it Provide Good Motion Isolation?
- 5 Do Saatva Mattresses Sleep Hot?
- 6 Saatva Mattress Lifetime
- 7 Does it Smell When New?
- 8 Saatva Mattress Layers
- 9 How Big is the Saatva Mattress? Will it Fit in My Room?
- 10 Does it Need a Foundation?
- 11 Mattress Pads for the Saatva Mattress
- 12 How do I Care for a this Mattress?
- 13 Any Comfort Guarantee?
- 14 How is the Mattress Delivered?
- 15 Saatva Mattress Warranty
- 16 Saatva Mattress Pricing
- 17 Saatva Mattress Review – Our Verdict