Saatva Mattress Review

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Our Rating: (8.6 / Out Of 10)

Many of us have long been advised of the benefits of learning from the experiences of others, so it’s no surprise we rely so heavily on reviews to make more educated decisions about the things we choose to purchase. When it comes to finding the best mattress  to meet your needs, it’s never been easier with the ability to shop your many options online, and Saatva is making a lot of headway in the industry. They have received more than 15,000 five star reviews from real customers, and this says a lot about the quality they consistently deliver. Forbes magazine even named Saatva among the top 100 promising companies in the United States.

They recently sent me over the model that launched a line of quality mattresses I’ve had the pleasure of trying out. The Saatva classic luxury innerspring mattress features a combination of cushioning layers, individually wrapped coils, and spinal support technology to help you sleep peacefully throughout the night. So, let’s take a close look at what you can expect if you decide to invest in one your own.

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The Saatva Mattress Specs Table

MaterialThicknessILDDensityGauge of Coils
Euro Pillow Top Cover1.25 inches18-30n/a
Visco Lumbar Pad ⅜ inch n/an/a
Individually-Wrapped Comfort Coils 4 inchesn/an/a14
Steel Coil Base Support System7 inchesn/an/a13
OffgassingFirmness LevelTrial PeriodWarranty
I experienced no offgassing5120 nights15 Years

Saatva’s Expansion

When companies grow, it indicates they’re likely doing something right, and I think Saatva’s story of expansion is very reflective of the resultant quality products delivered. They were founded in 2010. In just seven years, they have expanded to 19 factories across the United States that deliver coast-to-coast. The delivery of your mattress is managed by their 135 fulfillment centers.

I had a couple of 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 very 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, and this is largely due to the fact that Saatva representatives do NOT work on a commission. This makes them very personable and helpful to work with.

In-Home Setup

I’ve unboxed quite a few products, and it only takes around 15 minutes. However, if you don’t feel like dealing with it and the trash that’s left over when you’re finished, your Saatva delivery team will set your mattress up in your home. If you choose to combine your purchase with a frame such as the Saatva Lineal adjustable base, they will set that up for you, too. I chose to set mine up myself to show you how it works, but, if you have physical limitations or would just rather avoid the hassle, this is a plus!

Organic Cotton Circular Knit Cover

Saatva features an organic cotton circular knit top panel, and it encloses a Euro pillow top that goes above and beyond what others you may have experienced offer. Firstly, it includes more padding and cushioning than standard pillow tops. Since these materials are then inserted underneath the outer covering, it results in a neater, cleaner look. Pillow tops that are sewn to the top of a mattress tend to shift and lose shape, something you won’t encounter with this product.

Aesthetically, I have found the relatively similar look of the Saatva line to be pleasant, and I particularly enjoy the level of comfort this cover offers. I think it can be a 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

A bouncy product can make it easy to get in and out of bed and move around. However, they can be a nightmare if you have a sleep partner. Saatva allows the bounce you desire without the motion transfer using individually wrapped coils that lie right beneath a thin layer of high-quality memory foam designed with those with lower back pain in mind.

Since the coils are able to work independently of one another, they provide a high degree of contouring support for any body type while reducing motion transfer. Beneath the coils is the Saatva steel coil base support system. The tempered steel helps ensure your mattress lasts, and it’s designed to prevent problems like sagging over time.

You can rest assured that the product is eco-friendly. The organic cotton cover is created using renewable resources, and the innersprings are made of recycled steel. Furthermore, the memory foam pressure relief layer is Certi-PUR US Certified, and this means that it has met rigorous testing requirements when it comes to physical performance, indoor emissions and environmental stewardship. Overall, as a combined unit, this product is very responsive and makes me feel supported while also being very comfortable. I feel the combination of the coils, innerspring unit and Euro pillow top works very well together in the development of the proper combination of support and comfort.

Firmness Options

Saatva comes in three firmness options, and these include 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, and 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 prefer much sinkage, or carry a lot of weight, the firm option may be the way to go.
If you rely heavily on edge support because you often find yourself lying or sitting on the edge, you’ll be glad to know 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 what position I placed myself sitting on the edge, sinkage was minimal. I was also very well supported when lying on the edge of the mattress.

Great Edge Support

If you rely heavily on edge support because you often find yourself lying or sitting on the edge, you’ll be glad to know 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 what position I placed myself sitting on the edge, sinkage was minimal. I was also very well supported when lying on the edge of the mattress.

No Off Gassing

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 be bothersome for some people. If you’re one of them, you’ll be glad to know that I didn’t experience any off gassing with my Saatva mattress. Since it comes unpackaged, it’s not still tightly compressed when you receive it. You should expect to be able to sleep on it the first night with no trouble in this area.

Comfort and Support

With its superior support system, this can be a good product for those who carry a lot of weight. Aside from the fact that the steel coil support system helps prevent degradation of the product, 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 well to provide a high level of bounce. This made it really easy for me to move around and find the best sleeping position to sleep in. I felt a high degree of comfort through the Euro pillow top, and the support offered throughout the product made me feel adequately supported.

Putting Motion Isolation to the Test

We’ve talked quite a bit about Saata’s ability to minimize motion transfer, and I put this to the test. Using two 20 pound medicine balls, I watched both the bounce and motion isolation, and I think my findings could be beneficial for you to consider. 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 other 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. I think thi

Breathability and Temperature Regulation

Sleeping cool is something that’s very important in order to achieve a good night’s rest, and this is 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 layed 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 products I’ve tested, the average is around 10 minutes, so Saatva does take slightly longer than average to cool down. If cool sleeping is a particularly important aspect to you, you may want to consider Saatva’s Zenhaven mattress. It incorporates special measures that allowed it to cool back down in just 6 and a half minutes.

Maintenance, Protection, Care, and Warranty

If you think Saatva could be a good fit for you, you’re about to receive a high-quality product at a much lower cost than others of similar quality standards. Even though you’re taking advantage of substantial savings, you still want to do what you can to ensure your investment pays off the most.

120-Night No-Penalty Home Trial

Saatva understands you don’t get the chance to try out their product before you make your purchasing decision, and that’s why they offer a 120-night no-penalty home trial. This allows you a full four months to decide if this is truly the right sleep solution to meet your needs. Your trial starts on your delivery date, and, if for any reason you aren’t completely satisfied, you can expect a full refund without having to worry about penalty, pickup, or restocking fees.
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 120 night sleep trial
What’s the Warranty?
  • 15 years
Is There A Trial Available?
  • Yes, 120 nights
Does It Need To Be Rotated
  • No

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 you to do just that. Comparable retail queen sized brands can run as high as $2,749, but you can enjoy the Saatva mattress for just $999. This is because many of the savings of cutting out the middleman are passed directly to the customer. When combined with your 120 night sleep trial, it’s a price that’s hard to beat. 

    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.

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    Pros

    • Good durability
    • Great value for quality of materials
    • Excellent motion transfer reduction
    • Easy to move around to find the best sleeping position
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    Cons

    • Not the best choice if you like the feel of memory foam
    • Some complaints of the product being too firm or soft
    • Some complaints of sleeping hot

    Who We Recommend the Saatva Mattress For

    You’re preparing to make a significant investment in your new mattress, and the product you decide on will largely dictate your overall comfort and quality of life for several years to come. With this being understood, let’s go through a quick recap of the highlights of this product to determine if it could be a good fit for your needs:

    • 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.

    Our Final Verdict

    Finding a quality mattress at a great cost has been made much more achievable through the development of the online business model, and Saatva has made many leaps in the industry to offer their customers just that. Using some of the best materials in the industry, they’re able to sell you a high-quality product at just a fraction of the cost of comparable products found in retail stores across the country.

    Saatva is a product that allows sleepers the ability to move around with ease, and the quality of the materials used indicate you can expect your 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 their Zenhaven mattress. I have tried out all three of Saatva’s quality products, and I found each to feature unique qualities that made them one-of-a-kind sleep solutions.

    Saatva Mattress

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    Motion Transfer

    8/10

      Temperature Regulation

      8/10

        Edge Support

        9/10

          Durability and Material Quality

          9/10

            Offgassing

            10/10

              Trial

              8/10

                Warranty

                8/10

                  Company Reputation

                  10/10

                    Value

                    9/10

                      Pros

                      • Good durability
                      • Great value for quality of materials
                      • Excellent motion transfer reduction
                      • Easy to move around to find the best sleeping position

                      Cons

                      • Not the best choice if you like the feel of memory foam
                      • Some complaints of the product being too firm or soft
                      • Some complaints of sleeping hot