Saatva Mattress Could Be For You If:
- You’re looking for a strong innerspring unit without all the motion transfer.
- You’re ready to invest in a product that’ll stand the test of time.
- You and your sleep partner have a combined weight of up to 600 pounds
- You weigh up to 300 pounds.
Saatva is making a lot of headway in the industry, and they recently sent me their flagship product, the Saatva Classic Luxury Innerspring Mattress. It features a combination of cushioning layers, individually wrapped coils, and spinal support technology to help you sleep peacefully. So without further adieu, let’s take a close look at what you can expect if you decide to invest in Saatva.
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When companies grow so rapidly, it indicates that they are doing something right. Saatva’s story of expansion is reflective of the high quality products they deliver. Founded in 2010, it took Saatva a mere seven years to expand out to 19 factories across the United States that deliver coast-to-coast. Their deliveries managed by no less than 135 fulfillment centers.
I had a few questions about the mattress, so I checked out their website. You’ll see a chat box pop up while you browse, so I typed in my questions. The online customer support representative answered promptly and, best of all, after they provided me the information I was looking for, they allowed their products to sell themselves. Not once was I pressured to make a purchase. This is largely due to the fact that Saatva representatives do NOT work on a commission, which makes them very personable and helpful to work with.
Credentials You Can Trust
Saatva has received more than 15,000 five star reviews from real customers, which says a lot about the quality that they consistently deliver. Forbes magazine even named them among the top 100 promising companies in the United States. This mattress company is quickly becoming one of the most famous in the market and it’s time for The Sleep Judge to announce our verdict.
I’ve unboxed quite a few products and it only takes around 15 minutes. However, if you don’t feel like dealing with all that and the trash that’s leftover, a Saatva delivery team can set your mattress up. If you choose to combine your purchase with a frame like the Saatva Lineal adjustable base, they will set that up as well. I chose to set mine up myself to show you how it works.
Saatva comes in three firmness options: plush soft, luxury firm, and firm. If you don’t carry much weight and/or prefer to sleep on your side or back, plush could work well. The medium option is accommodating for the majority of customers (you may fall into this category if switch positions frequently or are trying to find a product that will best suit the needs of both you and your sleeping partner). Finally, if you prefer to sleep on your stomach, don’t like much sinkage, or carry a lot of weight, the firm option may be the way to go.
Comfort and Support
With its superior support system, this is an excellent mattress for those who carry a lot of weight. Aside from the fact that the steel coil support system helps prevent degradation, it’s capable of supporting up to 300 pounds of individual weight and up to 600 pounds of combined weight.
I especially appreciated the coils and innerspring base as they worked together to provide a high level of bounce. This made it quite easy for me to move around to find the best sleeping position. I felt a high degree of comfort through the Euro pillow top, and the support offered throughout the product made me feel adequately supported.
A Walk Through the Layer Lineup
Organic Cotton Circular Knit Cover
Saatva features an organic cotton circular knit top panel that encloses a Euro pillow top. This goes above and beyond what their competitors offer. First, it includes more padding and cushioning than standard pillow tops. Since these materials are then inserted beneath the outer covering, it results in a neater and cleaner look. Pillow tops that are sewn to the top of a mattress tend to shift and lose shape, which you’ll never encounter with this product.
Aesthetically, I found the relatively similar look of the Saatva line to be quite pleasant. I particularly enjoy the level of comfort this cover offers. It’s good fit for those who sleep primarily on their sides and backs as it offers a great combination of comfort and support. To see how this support is offered, let’s take a deeper look inside the mattress.
The Layers: Individually-Wrapped Coils for Bounce and Motion Isolation
One of the things that make the Saatva mattress a top choice among others of its kind is the fine combination between organic cotton, memory foam, and individually wrapped coils that provide that nice bouncy feeling we enjoy in a mattress
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Euro Pillow Top
Fans of organic cotton will rejoice in the comfort and softness found in the cover of the Saatva mattress. Quilted with a bit of foam, the top of the mattress feels nice from the second that you lay on it.
The organic cover was treated with Guardin® botanical antimicrobial solution and was also paired with a thin layer of memory foam. The entire construction of the Euro pillow top brings forth an impressive combination of comfort and contouring.
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Individually Wrapped Coils
Right underneath the memory foam lies the innerspring layer, which consist of individually wrapped coils. These coils bring a number of benefits to the mattress.
First, there’s the breathability factor. The space between the springs allows for plenty of air to pass through, freshening the mattress every step of the way. Then, there’s the motion isolation factor. Since the coils don’t create a ripple effect when put under pressure, motion transfer is kept to a minimum. This makes the Saatva a great option for people who share their beds with a significant other.
Then there’s the bounciness, which is something that I always look for in a mattress because it feels so good. The Queen size of the Saatva features no less than 416 individually wrapped coils.
Connected Steel Coil Support
The base layer of the Saatva is a coil system comprised of 844 tempered steel springs, which promises superior durability because the coils have been tempered three times.
In innerspring mattresses, it’s common to see a high-density foam base layer beneath the actual coils. So, this choice of construction is different and surprising, to say the least.
If you rely heavily on edge support because you often find yourself lying or sitting on the edge of a mattress, you’ll be happy to hear that Saatva has implemented efforts into offering additional support on the edge of this product with its foam encased anti-sag edge support system. Working in tandem with the dual perimeter edge support system, the upper comfort coils are encased in foam. No matter which position I placed myself while sitting on the edge, sinkage was minimal. I was also very well supported when lying on the edge of the mattress.
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Saatva Thickness Options
The Saatva mattress comes with two thickness options that you decide upon ordering. If you like to sit high on your bed or carry a lot of weight, the 14.5 inch option is for you. However, if you don’t want to bother with buying deep-pocketed sheets or intend to use your mattress on an adjustable base, the 11.5 inch option is going to be a better choice.
What’s the Difference?
The difference is a subtle one, and it doesn’t impact the feel of the mattress. In the 14.5 inch mattress, Saatva adds two turns in the lower coil unit, thus adding the extra 3 inches. There are no changes in the expected durability, and the warranty is the same with both options.
Great Edge Support
If you rely heavily on edge support because you often find yourself lying or sitting on the edge of your mattress, you’ll be glad to know that Saatva has implemented efforts into offering additional support on the edge of this product thanks to a foam encased anti-sag edge support system. Working in tandem with the dual perimeter edge support system, the upper comfort coils are encased in foam. No matter where I sat on the edge, sinkage was minimal. I was also very well supported while lying on the edge of the mattress.
When you buy new products, you’ll often notice that they have a distinct smell during the early days of your ownership. What you’re typically detecting is the release of volatile organic compounds. While it does dissipate, this can bother some people. Fortunately, I didn’t experience any off gassing with my Saatva mattress. Since it comes unpackaged, it’s not tightly compressed when you receive it. You should expect to be able to sleep on the Saatva the first night with no trouble in this area.
Putting Motion Isolation to the Test
We’ve heard quite a bit about Saatva’s ability to minimize motion transfer and I put this to the test. I tested the motion isolation with two 20-pound medicine balls. First, I dropped one ball on the bed. I wasn’t surprised when the ball bounced pretty high, and this can prove helpful if you have trouble getting in and out of bed. However, when I scooted this ball over and dropped the second one near it, I watched the individually wrapped coils in action. There was minimal impact on the resting ball. Even when I dropped the other ball closer to the resting ball, it didn’t make much of an impact. This makes the mattress ideal for anyone with a restless sleep partner.
Breathability and Temperature Regulation
Sleeping cool is something that’s very important to achieve a good night’s rest, because your body temperature naturally drops just slightly before you enter the most rejuvenating stages of sleep. So, I used my thermal imaging camera to test how well the Saatva mattress performed. I watched the product cool down after I laid on it for a period of 30 minutes in a controlled environment of 64 degrees Fahrenheit. It was able to return to room temperature in 13 minutes.
Of the mattresses that I’ve tested, the average cool down time is around 10 minutes. So Saatva does take slightly longer than average to cool down. If cool sleeping is particularly important to you, you may want to consider Saatva’s Zenhaven mattress. It incorporates special measures that allowed it to cool down in just 6 and a half minutes.
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Maintenance, Protection, Care, and Warranty
If you think Saatva could be a good fit, you’re about to receive a high-quality product at a much lower cost than others of similar quality. Even though you’re taking advantage of substantial savings, you still want to do what you can to ensure your investment pays off as much as possible.
180-Night Home Trial
Saatva understands you don’t get the chance to try out their product before making your purchasing decision. That’s why they offer a 180-night home trial (there’s a $99 transportation fee in the event of a return pick up). This allows you a full four months to decide if this is truly the right sleep solution for you. Your trial starts on your delivery date. After that, if for any reason you aren’t completely satisfied in the product, you can expect a full refund without having to worry about penalty, pickup, or restocking fees.
A Price That’s Hard to Beat
We all want to get the most for our hard-earned money and the online mattress business model allows for just that. Comparable retail queen sized brands can run as high as $2,749, but you can enjoy the Saatva mattress for just $1199. This is because most of the savings from cutting out the middleman is passed directly to the customer. When combined with your 180 night sleep trial, it’s a price that’s hard to beat.
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Saatva Reviews and Feedback
I was highly satisfied with my Saatva mattress, and I think this is a great solution for anyone who enjoys the bounce of innerspring without the resulting motion transfer that often occurs. My favorite feature was the level of bounce provided to facilitate movement without having that motion transferred across the product.
While I was happy with my mattress, some of the information provided here is based on my personal preferences. To ensure you get a well-rounded idea of what to expect with the Saatva mattress, I did a little digging and found some of the feedback provided by other consumers that I felt was worth sharing.
Who We Recommend the Saatva Mattress For
You’re preparing to make a significant investment in your new mattress, and the product you choose will largely dictate your overall comfort and quality of life for several years to come. So, let’s go through a quick recap of the Saatva’s highlights to determine if it is a good fit for your needs. The Saatva is an ideal mattress for you if:
- You weigh up to 300 pounds or have a combined weight with your sleep partner of 600 pounds and need a product capable of supporting you.
- You’re looking for a product that offers bounce without disturbing your sleep partner.
- You need a mattress with a high degree of durability.
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Our Final Verdict
Finding a quality mattress at a great price has been made so much easier through the development of the online business model. Saatva has made many innovations in the industry to offer their customers exactly that. Using some of the best materials in the industry, they offer a high-quality mattress at just a fraction of the cost of comparable products found in retail stores.
Saatva is a mattress that offers sleepers the ability to move around with ease. The high quality of the materials used means that you can expect this mattress to stand the test of time. If you carry a lot of weight and/or have a sleep partner, I think this could be an excellent solution.
While it did perform slightly lower than average in heat transfer capability, I didn’t find myself uncomfortably hot while sleeping on it. However, if you’re primarily looking for a product designed with heat transfer in mind, I encourage you to check out Saatva’s Zenhaven mattress. I have tried out all three of Saatva’s quality products each of them offer unique qualities that deliver one-of-a-kind sleep solutions.
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Saatva Mattress Layer Composition
|Material||Thickness||ILD||Density||Gauge of Coils|
|Euro Pillow Top Cover||1.25 inches||18-30||n/a|
|Visco Lumbar Pad||⅜ inch||n/a||n/a|
|Individually-Wrapped Comfort Coils||4 inches||n/a||n/a||14.5|
|Steel Coil Base Support System||7 inches||n/a||n/a||13|
|Offgassing||Firmness Level||Trial Period||Warranty|
|I experienced no offgassing||5||180 Nights||15 Years|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a Foundation Needed?
You don’t have to use a foundation with your Saatva mattress. However, it’s important to keep in mind that contact with organic surfaces on the floor can decrease airflow and encourage the development of mildew. Therefore, I strongly suggest that you use a foundation.
Is a Mattress Pad or Protector Needed?
A protector is not required for use, but it’s never a bad idea to consider the purchase of a quality mattress protector to increase the durability of your mattress. This is doubly important if kids or pets will be using the mattress.
Does it Work on Adjustable Beds?
Yes – I have had a very positive experience using mine in combination with Saatva’s Lineal adjustable base.
Are Returns Hassle-Free?
100% full refund during 180 night sleep trial
What’s the Warranty?
Is There A Trial Available?
Yes, 180 nights
Does It Need To Be Rotated