Comprehensive Saatva Mattress Review
The Saatva Mattress is produced by an upcoming leader in luxury innerspring mattresses using cutting-edge technology (patented Spinal Zone technology) and premium layers of polyurethane foam to provide you with the best sleep of your life.
This is an excellent hybrid-memory foam mattress. All-foam mattresses from other manufacturers would cost two to three times as much, but Saatva prides itself on being affordable for all.
An Eco-Friendly, Luxury Memory Foam Mattress
Saatva mattresses are luxury mattresses built with a primary feature known as “coil on coil” construction with soft foam layers. Two sets of pocketed coils individually wrapped that respond to body contour and tempered steel coils that prevent sagging over the long term.
The premium high-density foam encased frame on Saatva mattresses provides edge support and more sleep surface than typical memory foam mattress companies. Additionally, 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 version, and Firm. The Saatva mattress performance is greatly affected by each of these firmness options, so choose well when getting your new mattress.
- Plush Soft version is for side sleepers that like to feel enveloped in their bed and often have trouble with their arms falling asleep before they do. The plush soft model will support your hips and shoulders while elongating your spine and keeping it straightened.
- Luxury Firm is the same comfort level found in the finest hotels in the world, where side, stomach, or back sleepers feel equally comforted. If the plush soft model is too contouring for you, but you still want some give from your mattress, then going with the luxury firm model will be the best pick for you. This is the perfect comfort level for couples with different sleep needs or people who currently find themselves constantly changing positions at night.
- The firm is for sleepers who sleep on their back or stomach and like to float on their mattress rather than sink into it. If you find that the luxury firm version of the mattress (which falls into the average medium-firm mattress) isn’t supportive enough and has too much give, then you need a firmer mattress. The Saatva firm mattress will be the perfect choice for you.
Does it Provide Good Motion Transfer?
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.
Saatva mattress reviews survey makes it clear that customers are pleased with the motion transfer that Saatva mattresses provide.
This is because of the individually wrapped coils, which are completely isolated from every other coil. These are suspended within the mattress in a way that eliminates vibration.
Such limited motion transfer is an excellent feature for partners that have to deal with a light sleeper. So, 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?
Apart from the limited motion transfer, the Saatva’s superb coil construction allows for great air ventilation. This is a distinct advantage of hybrid mattresses that other mattresses, especially older innerspring mattresses, don’t offer.
People who sleep lightly are frequently kept awake by hot mattresses, which is usually the case with memory foam mattresses. If you had the same issue with your old mattress, then you’ll be happy to know that your new mattress by Saatva has this fixed.
Saatva has designed their mattress to provide excellent heat dissipation, along with an organic cotton-backed cover that helps keep the bed dry and cool.
Saatva Mattress Lifetime
The company estimates that the mattress has a serviceable lifespan of 12 to 15 years, a figure that completely outpaces other hybrid mattresses 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. It offers excellent features, just like any expensive innerspring mattress without the sky-rocketing prices.
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 bio soy foam that quickly off-gasses during the manufacturing process.
This is a big step up from other mattresses made of memory foam 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, making it impossible to start using it immediately.
With a Saatva mattress, once the foam is built into the bed at Saatva’s factory and the pillow top is built-in, there is no smell at all. This is great for people with allergies or 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 stuffed with the finest wadding material. The pillow top is encased in a thin layer of 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 target 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)
- Tempered three-times carbon steel coils provide increased support and sag prevention just below the foam casing.
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”
- California 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 mattresses are also offered 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 mattress’s performance, 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 bonus is that if you decide to use your box spring or foundation, Saatva might keep your warranty in place, something most other manufacturers do not allow. We recommend using their adjustable base called Lineal for best support explicitly made for the Saatva mattress. You can read our Lineal review here.
Note: make sure to read the warranty information below as there are some limitations.
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 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 to Take Care For the Saatva 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 bed with water.
To remove excess moisture, use the drying feature of a steam vacuum if possible, or 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?
The Saatva now offers a free white glove delivery nationwide.
Other companies claim to offer this too, but Saatva goes the extra mile removing 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 be repaired without cost.
You can also pay 25% of the purchase price to have it entirely 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 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 reduce the price to the end-user further, so the best place to purchase is the manufacturer’s website itself.
Saatva today offers a special discount of $200! Input the code SALE200 when ordering to claim these prices:
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 good mattress and a well-rounded option (with Chiropractor seal of approval) for people looking for a premium mattress made with eco-friendly materials at an accessible price.
We keep receiving positive feedback that made this mattress the winner of its category in our Best Mattress Guide 2020.
Stacey is the co-founder of Mattress Guides and continues to recommend and review countless mattresses. Together with Ted, Stacey makes sure that thousands of people are sleeping well and wake up healthy and ready for the day.
Updated at November 28, 2021