Prices and Sizes
Twin XL – $699
Full – $899
Queen – $999
King – $1,399
Cal King – $1,399
Saatva Mattress Review
Offering an online chat “concierge” and “white glove delivery,” it doesn’t take more than a moment on the Saatva site to notice that they’re positioning themselves at the luxury end of the direct to consumer mattress world. However at $999 for a queen, their mattress isn’t a great deal more expensive than those of its competitors.
So does their product live up to the fancy treatment? Let’s find out! Saatva’s “coil on coil” construction and steel support base make it a more solid option compared to popular boxed foam mattresses. It does incorporate a foam layer, however, to maximize comfort. The Saatva comes in three firmness levels and boasts eco-friendly materials throughout.
You could say that Saatva’s competitors aren’t so much the other U.S. direct to consumer mattress brands, but the traditional mattress stores. Since Saatva uses a coil construction and a steel frame, it is more structurally similar to beds sold in mainstream retail environments, which do tend to cost about double Saatva’s price. Saatva’s parent company is the maker of two other well-known mattresses, the Zenhaven and the Loom & Leaf.
The Saatva marries everything that’s great about both coil and foam mattresses. It definitely does prove itself to be at the top of its class. Unless you know your want a foam based bed or can’t sign on to small issues like the possibility of a $99 return shipping fee, the Saatva is an excellent choice.
Saatva Mattress Construction
The Saatva mattress is made up of five key components that amount to a solid, sturdy design:
- Individually wrapped coils: The Saatva bed incorporates two distinct coil types. The coils closest to the sleeper’s body are individually wrapped coils nestled into a thick layer of foam.
- Dual perimeter edge support system: The edge support layer of the Saatva mattress forms a strong perimeter around the bed’s shape to keep the mattress from sagging.
- Memory foam lumbar support layer: This memory foam layer is located above the individually wrapped coils to offer a soft, supportive surface for the relief of pressure. The design of the memory foam layer is intended to specifically target lumbar back pain. This zoned memory foam layer doesn’t cover the head or feet of the mattress. You can tell how much of the middle section of the mattress contains this memory foam layer because of a difference in pattern on the pillow top cover.
- Steel coil base support system: Below the foam encased coil layer is a tempered steel base with another set of EVERFLEX coils. These coils provide a general sturdiness to the Saatva bed and offer more structural support to compliment the comfortable upper coil layer.
- European pillow top: The European pillow top adds immediate comfort and bounce to the Saatva. It may be called a pillow top, but it is non-removable and sewn directly onto the topmost foam layer of the mattress.
These five layers are all encased in an organic cotton cover. This fabric cover is treated with a Guardin botanical antimicrobial fabric treatment designed to keep bacteria at bay.
How Does the Saatva Mattress Feel?
The feel of the luxury firm version of the Saatva mattress — the model recommended for the average sleeper — is firm, supportive, and creates minimal motion transfer. The comfort of this mattress is largely due to the fact that it combines two materials known for their sleep-enhancing qualities: individually wrapped coils and soft memory foam. The combination of these two elements make Saatva an incredibly comfortable option for back, side, and stomach sleepers who want a firm and supportive experience.
The Saatva mattress comes in three firmness level. First is “Plush Soft,” scoring at a three out of tem for firmness. This is recommended for side sleepers.
Next is the “Luxury Firm,” their flagship mattress. This one falls between a five and seven on the firmness scale, which is the zone most sleepers prefer. This firmness works for side, back, or stomach sleepers.
For those wanting an extra firm experience, the “Firm” model is an eight on the scale. This model is recommended for back or stomach sleepers who know they want to feel like they’re floating on top of the bed rather than sinking in.
Compared to similar mattresses, the Saatva doesn’t create a whole lot of sinkage. The two layers of coils make this bed one that gives sleepers the sensation that the mattress is meeting their weight with a high level of support. If you are someone who prefers the feeling of sinking into your mattress and you want to go with a Saatva bed, try purchasing their softer model.
Responsiveness and Bounce
The coil technology in the Saatva means that it is quite bouncy. Customers will find the Saatva to be easy to move around on and quick to conform to pressure points with a sensation of buoyancy. Pressure tests show that this mattress responds quickly and does a great job of cradling the hips and shoulders without creating too much give. The memory foam layer in the lumbar area is what balances out the bounciness of the coil design.
Light sleepers rejoice — the Saatva mattress does a great job of isolating movement. Both the European pillow top layer as well as the foam material containing the top layer of individually wrapped coils are responsible for this. You can expect a smooth night’s sleep even if your partner tends to move around a lot.
Mattresses that are made up of special foams and grid-like designs can promote airflow through a mattress. Unfortunately, the Saatva is not one such mattress. However, that doesn’t mean it sleeps particularly hot, either. Just don’t expect the superior cooling capabilities of its lighter counterparts.
One thing the Saatva mattress does serve up in spades is edge support. Unlike other direct to consumer mattresses on the market, the Saatva contains an inner reinforced edge support system. You can rest assured that you’ll feel just as supported on the edge of this bed as you do in the middle.
Off-Gassing & Smell
Because the Saatva is composed mainly of metal and foam, it has less of an off-gassing effect compared to some other more latex heavy alternatives. Customer reviews across the board agree that this mattress doesn’t come with a pesky smell that’s noticeable enough to mention.
Saatva Mattress Quick Facts
If you use an adjustable bed, you’re in luck. Even though it uses a coil construction, the Saatva mattress still moves with an adjustable bed’s settings. You’ll want to put the Saatva on a box springs like any other coil mattress. Another important thing to note is that they do keep a $99 return shipping fee if you decide to return the mattress.
- Where is it made? U.S.A.
- Does it need a foundation? Yes
- Does it work on adjustable beds? Yes
- Shipping: Free
- Sleep Trial: 120 nights
- Warranty: 15 years
Saatva is one of the best reviewed direct to consumer mattresses on the market. Overall, its ratings hover around 4.7 out of five stars in customer reviews. The most immediately noticeable thing consistent across these reviews is the mention of relief from back pain.
★★★★★ “We got our mattress a few days ago. My wife has been suffering from lumbar back issues for over a year. We have tried IComfort, Stearns and Foster, and Beauty Rest mattresses. We even slept on an inflatable Coleman Mattress with a futon pad. Nothing worked. The Saatva Luxury Firm mattress has made a remarkable difference in my wife’s back pain. I sleep like a rock on it too!” — Glen, Saatvamattress.com
★★★★★ “I don’t leave many reviews even though I read all of them before I purchase something. That being said, I have to review this mattress. IT’S WONDERFUL!! It’s everything they said it would be. I ordered it on a Wednesday. The following Wednesday it was delivered. The delivery guys were considerate, efficient, and right on time. They removed our old mattress and set up the new one. There is zero “new mattress” odor. ” — Susan, Saatvamattress.com
We Recommend the Saatva Mattress For…
If you suffer from back and joint pain, you’re likely to find yourself sleeping better on your new Saatva mattress. Expect plenty of firm support and excellent cradling from the Saatva’s multiple coil layers for even weight distribution. This should be the case regardless of whether you’re a back, side, or stomach sleeper. The Saatva has an official seal of approval from the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations as well as the Health Bridge Sleep Clinic.
Saatva is also known for its top-notch customer service. So if you value positive brand interactions, you will likely be pleasantly surprised by Saatva’s customer care approach.
Saatva Mattress Review – Conclusion
Reviewers agree that the Saatva mattress has a lot to offer. It uses premium materials and construction methods while remaining at an affordable price. The three firmness levels let shoppers play Goldilocks and decide which option is right for them. From its individually wrapped inner coils to its sturdy edge support barrier, you can expect to fall in love with your Saatva.