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Saatva Mattress Review - Luxury Or Not?

Review by Andy David
Mattress expert Updated Jan 2020

Summary

  • Saatva works best for back and combination sleepers. Average weight side sleepers and heavy side sleepers can also get decent comfort. Lightweight side sleepers may prefer a memory foam mattress like Nectar.
  • The mattress is a great value at $1,099 for queen-size. This is more affordable than in-store brands of similar quality. Saatva has a premium feel that is superior to most other online mattress brands.
  • Saatva is made in the USA from high-quality materials. A few customers experience a loss of firmness and sagging after regular use. But most people are happy with the luxury feel and level of durability.

A luxury mattress at an affordable price?

Saatva has a premium feel at a fraction of the cost of in-store brands. The level of luxury is good for the affordable price ($1,099 for queen-size). Few online mattresses provide the same luxury at this price point.

The mattress feels plush, comfortable, and supportive for most people. 3 firmness options give flexibility for lightweight, average, and heavy weight sleepers. But most lightweight sleepers can save money by choosing a mattress like Nectar.

There are some concerns about the long-term durability of the mattress. A few customer reviews report sagging after a period of use. But most people are happy with Saatva.

Other benefits: the mattress does not ship compressed in a box. Instead it comes with free white glove delivery (and old mattress removal). This means customers can use the mattress right away without waiting for the bed to expand.

Who is the mattress best for? 

  • Back SleepersBack sleepers will like the “soft yet firm” feel of Saatva. The Euro top feels plush and contours nicely to the lumbar region. Most body weights get good support and back pain relief.
  • Combination Sleepers – Saatva’s plush yet firm feel works well for combination sleepers. There is plenty of response that makes moving positions easy. Combo side sleepers get enough pressure relief from the soft Euro top.
  • Couples – The luxury-firm option is a good option for couples. Pocket coils and innersprings keep couples afloat in the middle and around the edge of the bed. But there are some customer reports of sinking and sagging over time.
  • Stomach SleepersStomach sleepers will enjoy Saatva’s firmer feel. The “firm” option is recommended for strict stomach sleepers, and also heavy stomach sleepers. The firm supports stops the hips from sinking too far down (a common cause of back pain).

Who should avoid this mattress?

  • People Who Like Memory Foam – Saatva has the support of an innerspring mattress with the plush top of a memory foam hybrid. People who like the classic body-hugging feel of all-foam beds should avoid it.
  • Lightweight Side Sleepers – The plush-soft option works best for lightweight side sleepers. But the innersprings and pocket coils lack body contouring. Nectar is a better, more affordable choice for lightweight side sleepers.
  • Value Shoppers – People on a low budget can get better value with other mattress brands. Mattresses like Nectar and Brooklyn Signature are worth considering. Brooklyn Signature is a good, affordable alternative for couples.

Firmness

Saatva is available in 3 firmness options. These provide comfort and support for different body weights and sleeping positions.

Plush-Soft – Plush-soft rates at 4 out of 10 on the firmness scale. Strict side sleepers and lightweight sleepers usually like plush-soft the best. There is plenty of cushioning on the Euro top and enough support due to 2 sets of coils.

Luxury-Firm – Luxury-firm is about 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale. This option works for couples and average weight back and side sleepers. Combination sleepers will also find good comfort on luxury-firm.

Firm – Firm is about 8 out of 10 on the firmness scale. It is best for strict stomach sleepers and heavy body weights. The mixture of pocket coils and innersprings gives the firm option a truly firm, supportive feel.

Luxury Features

  • Plush Euro Top – A plush Euro top gives Saatva a premium luxury feel. The mattress has the appearance of high-end in-store mattresses. The organic cotton cover provides good breathability to help with cooling.
  • 2 Height Options – Saatva is available in two height options: 11.5-inch and 14.5-inch. There is no difference in comfort or support between the two heights. Most types of sleepers will be happy with the 11.5-inch option.
  • Dual Coil System – The mattress has 2 coil systems for extra support. The base of the mattress is made from classic innerspring coils. Pocket coils sit above these and provide a luxury, supportive feel.
  • Free White Glove Delivery – Saatva comes with free white glove delivery (and old mattress removal) as standard. This is because the mattress is not shipped compressed in a box. The customer service is also superior to most other online mattress brands.
  • Handcrafted In The USA – The mattress is made in the USA from high-quality materials. Each mattress is handcrafted with good attention to detail. Saatva feels a step up in quality from most online mattress brands.

Side Sleepers

  • The hybrid design of Saatva works for many side sleepers. There is enough cushioning in the Euro top to protect the hips and shoulders. But lightweight side sleepers may need the pressure relief of an all-foam mattress.
  • The plush-soft option is best for strict side sleepers. The luxury-firm and firm models are firmer than most customers expect. People who like to push through the layers and feel cradled by the materials will prefer Nectar.
  • Heavy side sleepers are most comfortable on the plush-soft or luxury-firm option. The dual-coil systems keep heavy people float so they never “bottom out” the mattress. This gives good spine alignment to stop back pain.

Back Sleepers

  • Most back sleepers should choose the luxury-firm or firm option. Lightweight sleepers may prefer the plush-soft or luxury-firm model. The Euro top and memory foam layer provide good lumbar support to prevent lower back pain.
  • The hybrid design of Saatva allows back sleepers to gently sink into the mattress. But there is not too much sinkage on the plush Euro top. The coil systems respond well to pressure to keep the body supported.
  • The mattress has a “lumbar support zone” called the Spinal Zone. This provides extra support and pressure relief for the lower back. Together with the dual-coil system, this ensures sleepers stay afloat to minimize back pain.

Couples

  • The motion isolation is not as good as on all-foam mattresses. Saatva’s pocket coils help to dampen vibrations from tossing and turning. But people looking for almost zero motion transfer should consider memory foam mattresses.
  • The dual-coil system and reinforced edges provide great support for couples. People sleeping with a partner can spread out in bed and still feel supported. Sitting or lying near the edge only creates a small dip.
  • Saatva’s hybrid design is responsive and creates plenty of bounce. Sleepers can move around on the mattress without feeling “stuck in the mud”. Sexually active couples will enjoy the luxurious, responsive feel of Saatva.

Heavy People

  • Heavy back and stomach sleepers over 250 lbs should choose the firm option. This has a true firm feel (about 8 out of 10 on the firmness scale). Heavy side sleepers will get better pressure relief for the hips and shoulders on luxury-firm.
  • There are some customer reports of the mattress sagging over time. Heavy weight sleepers are more likely to cause sinking and sagging than lightweight people. But there are more positive reports than negative feedback.
  • The dual-coil systems make Saatva a good choice for heavy people. Innersprings and pocket coils distribute weight across the entire mattress surface. Heavy people never sink too far down (a leading cause of back pain).

Cooling

  • Saatva’s hybrid design gives the mattress good airflow. This helps to prevent heat from getting trapped inside the bed. Most hot sleepers will not overheat when sleeping on Saatva.
  • The mattress is firmer than many sleepers expect. There is not a major amount of body contouring like on all-foam beds. The lack of a body-hugging feel means people sleep more on top of the mattress and stay cooler.

Comparisons

Casper Hybrid and Saatva have a similar price and risk-free trial period. But Saatva is more luxurious and comes in 3 firmness options.

Similar Price – Both Casper Hybrid and Saatva have a similar price point. Casper Hybrid retails at $1,195 for queen-size while Saatva costs $1,099. Casper can sometimes be a little cheaper with a coupon code or sales promotion.

Less Luxurious – Casper Hybrid has less of a high-end luxury feel than Saatva. The design appears more basic and lacks the plush Euro top. Shoppers who want a premium appearance and luxurious feel should choose Saatva.

Less Support – Casper Hybrid is less supportive than Saatva. This is because the mattress is made from a single pocket coil system. Saatva is made from a steel innerspring base and individually-wrapped pocket coils.

Single Firmness Option – Casper Hybrid is only available in medium firmness. This is about 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. Saatva comes in 3 different firmness levels: plush-soft, luxury-firm, and firm.

Ships In A Box – Casper Hybrid ships compressed in a box. Saatva ships non-compressed and ready to sleep on. Saatva’s free white glove delivery (and old mattress removal) comes as standard.

Similar Trial & Warranty – Casper gives customers a 100-night risk-free trial and a 10-year warranty. Saatva’s risk-free trial is 120-nights. Saatva also has a longer 15-year warranty period.

Casper Hybrid Review: See Review

Loom & Leaf is an all-foam mattress made from high-quality memory foam layers. Saatva is a hybrid mattress made from innersprings, pocket coils, and memory foam.

All Foam Construction – Loom & Leaf is an all-foam mattress made from multiple memory foam layers. Saatva has a hybrid design and is made from innersprings, pocket coils, and memory foam. People who like more bounce and response prefer Saatva.

Made In The USA – Both Loom & Leaf and Saatva are made in the USA. Each mattress is handcrafted and made to order. Loom & Leaf and Saatva are part of the same company and have the CertiPUR-US certification for non-toxic construction.

Better For Side Sleepers – Loom & Leaf’s all-foam design provides better pressure relief for side sleepers. Although Saatva has a plush Euro top, some people prefer the body-hugging comfort of Loom & Leaf. Especially lightweight side sleepers.

Better Motion Isolation – The memory foam layers in Loom & Leaf work better for motion isolation. There is almost zero motion transfer when tossing and turning. People who sleep with a restless partner benefit more from Loom & Leaf.

More Expensive – A queen-size Loom & Leaf mattress retails at $1,499. Saatva costs $1,099 for queen-size. Saatva is better value for shoppers who want the extra support of coils.

Same Trial & Warranty – Loom & Leaf and Saatva come with the same risk-free trial and warranty. A 120-night risk-free trial and a 15-year warranty is available. But customers who want to return either mattress must pay a $99 returns fee.

Loom & Leaf Review: See Review

DreamCloud is made in China and feels less luxurious than Saatva. Saatva has a shorter trial period and warranty. Both mattresses provide affordable luxury to shoppers.

Similar Price – DreamCloud costs $999 for queen-size. Saatva is a little more expensive at $1,099 for queen-size. Both mattresses provide a luxury feel and good support due to their hybrid design.

Less Luxurious – DreamCloud has less of a premium feel than Saatva. Shoppers wanting better luxury and enhanced support should choose Saatva. DreamCloud’s 2019 update is made from cheaper materials that are more likely to sag over time.

Made In China – DreamCloud is made in China from quality materials. Saatva is made in the USA. Both mattresses are CertiPUR-US certified and contain no toxic chemicals. But shoppers who want an American-made bed should choose Saatva.

Single Firmness Option – DreamCloud is available in medium firmness only. This is about 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. Saatva comes in 3 firmness options and appeals to a wider range of sleepers.

Longer Trial & Warranty – DreamCloud has the best trial period and warranty on the market. Customers benefit from a 365-night risk-free trial and a lifetime warranty. Saatva comes with a 120-night risk-free trial and a 15-year warranty.

DreamCloud Review: See Review

FAQs

Saatva is a great option for sleepers with back pain. The mattress provides good lumbar support and spinal alignment. Even heavy weight sleepers can get back pain relief on Saatva.

The mattress works well for average and heavy weight side sleepers. There is good spine alignment and pressure relief for the hips and shoulders. But the firm, responsive feel can be uncomfortable for lightweight side sleepers.

The mattress is available in 3 firmness options: plush-soft, luxury-firm, and firm. The luxury-firm and firm options are firmer than most people expect. The most popular firmness option is luxury-firm.

Saatva comes in 2 height options. Customers can choose from an 11.5-inch or a 14.5-inch thickness. Both options provide the same comfort and support.

Saatva’s hybrid design has great airflow. The mattress is made from steel innersprings and pocket coils. Hot sleepers should not overheat when sleeping on Saatva.

Summary

Overall rating
3.7 out of 5
Rated & Review by
Andy David

Shoppers looking for an affordable yet high-quality mattress should consider Saatva. It provides a premium, hotel-like feel at a cheaper price than in-store. But there are some concerns over the long-term durability of the mattress.

Key reasons to buy and not buy:

Affordable Luxury – Saatva is a luxurious, good quality mattress and a great value for the price. Compared to similar competitors and in-store brands, the quality is hard to beat.

Some Durability Issues – A few customers mention a loss of firmness and sagging over time. But most customer reviews are positive.

Great Comfort & Support – The hybrid design with innersprings and pocket coils gives great support. There is good comfort and support for different body weights.

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