Saatva Mattress Review

Blending the durability of an innerspring with the cradle-like cushion of a memory foam model, the Saatva has all the appeal and comfort of a luxury mattress with a much smaller price tag—earning it the top spot on our list of best mattresses.

Last Updated November 2022

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Pros Cons
Luxury feel at an affordable price Less motion absorption than all-foam options
Reduces back & joint pain May be too firm for side & lightweight sleepers
8 available sizes Two weeks for delivery
3 firmness options Must be home to receive mattress
2 heights—11.5 and 14.5 inches
Compatible with most bed foundations
CertiPUR-US® certified memory foam, eco-friendly materials, made in U.S.
Lifetime warranty & 365 night trial
Free white glove delivery & setup
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9.9

9.9

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Highlights
Firmness: Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, Firm
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King, Split King, Split Cal King
Materials: Euro pillow top, memory foam, & dual carbon steel coil construction
Design: Hybrid innerspring design with patented spinal zone technology for optimal alignment & back/joint pain relief
Trial Period: 365 nights
Warranty: Lifetime warranty
Shipping: Free white glove delivery & setup, free mattress removal

Is Saatva a Good Mattress for Back, Stomach or Side Sleepers?

Saatva accommodates people of every weight and sleep position by offering three different firmness options: Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm.

The Plush Soft, which is a 3 on the 1-to-10 firmness scale, has softer foams and added padding in the pillow top layer, making it a great option for lightweight or side sleepers who prefer a “deep hug” from their mattress.

The Luxury Firm is Saatva’s most popular option—probably because it was engineered to feel like a luxury hotel mattress. It is a 5-to-7 on the firmness scale, and offers an impeccable blend of cushion and support, making it a great universal choice for sleepers of most weights and positions.

The Saatva Firm is an 8 on the firmness scale, and is designed for sleepers who prefer to feel as if they are floating on their mattress as opposed to in it. This option is ideal for those whose doctor has recommended an extra-firm mattress.

Still unsure which model is best for you? Here’s a general guide:

Firmness Ideal For
Plush Soft Side sleepers and those under 130 lbs.
Luxury Firm Side sleepers, back sleepers, stomach sleepers, couples, and those between 130 to 230 lbs.
Firm Back or stomach sleepers and those over 230 lbs.

How It Works: Purchasing Your Saatva Mattress

The first step in ordering your new mattress is determining your size and firmness needs. If you’re unsure, Saatva has friendly and extremely helpful U.S.-based expert sleep guides available 24/7 to help you pinpoint your preference. Once you’ve settled on your size and model, you’ll want to check out Saatva’s add-ons and accessories. They offer everything from adjustable bases, foundations and frames to sheets, pillows, weighted blankets and mattress pad protectors.

Where to Buy Saatva Mattress

When you’re ready to place your order, you can either do so online via the company’s easy to navigate website, or you can give them a call.

Delivery

Because part of the appeal of Saatva is that every customer gets a brand new, customized mattress, it’s not until you’ve ordered your mattress that they begin handcrafting it. That means you will likely wait about two weeks to receive it. When it is ready, Saatva’s white glove delivery service will work with you to arrange a delivery time that’s convenient for you. Not only will they deliver your new mattress and accessories, they will set them up for you. They will even remove your old mattress and foundation as well, if you would like. This is why Saatva requires someone to be home during the scheduled delivery time.

Where Are Saatva Mattresses Made?

Every Saatva mattress is handcrafted to order in the U.S., and the brand has committed to using only the highest quality, consciously sourced materials. They have 19 independent factories and 145 fulfillment centers delivering all across the country.

Sleep Trial & Warranty

All of the Saatva mattresses come with a 365-night home trial, which means that if at any point during that period of time you decide your mattress was the wrong choice, all you have to do is call the company and they will send a team to your home to remove the mattress. They’ll also refund your money (less a $99 transportation fee).

Your Saatva mattress comes with a Lifetime warranty, which means if any defects occur within the first two years of ownership, the company will send you a brand new mattress—at no cost to you. If you notice a defect starting in year 3 and for as long as you own your mattress, Saatva will repair or replace your mattress—with the only charge being a $149 processing fee.

Saatva Mattress Materials & Design

Saatva’s impeccable dual-coil construction and premium materials has earned the mattress recognition as the “Best spring mattress for back pain” from Business Insider, the “Best Mattress for Athletes” from Men’s Journal, and the “Chiropractic Seal of Approval” from the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations. That’s no surprise, given how impeccably it has been designed and engineered.

Here’s a look at what’s inside a Saatva mattress:

1. The Bottom

At the base of the mattress are more than 400 steel, 13-gauge support coils, which together create a strong foundation for an extremely durable mattress that won’t sag.

2. The Middle

At the core of the mattress, you’ll find high-density, CertiPur-US® certified memory foam layers that provide cushioned support and feature a patented spinal zone technology designed to keep the spine in optimal alignment and reduce pressure on the lower back.

The middle of the mattress is also constructed of individually wrapped, recycled steel comfort coils, which minimize motion transfer while still providing a springy responsiveness you won’t get from foam alone, and ventilation that optimizes airflow and temperature regulation.

3. The Top

The Saatva mattress is topped off with a plush, three-inch Euro pillow top, which provides an added layer of comfort and joint pain relief. This cover is made of hypoallergenic organic cotton and treated with an exclusive antimicrobial blend for protection against bacteria.

4. The Sides

The perimeter of the mattress is surrounded by high-density foam rails, which provide a level of durable edge support that’s typically only found in the most expensive models. These rails prevent sagging and make it easy to get in and out of bed.

How Much Does Saatva Mattress Cost?

Although hybrid mattresses tend to be more expensive due to their complex construction, much of the appeal of the Saatva is that you get the comfort and quality of a high-end hybrid mattress, with a less intimidating price tag.

And Saatva won’t up-charge you for your design preference—whether you opt for the Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, or Firm option, you’ll pay the same. The mattress price is based solely on the size you select:

Mattress Size Price
Twin (38” x 75”) $849
Twin XL (38” x 80”) $849
Full (54" x 75") $1,199
Queen (60" x 80") $1,299
King (76" x 80") $1,699
Split King (76" x 80") $1,898
Cal King (72" x 84") $1,699

All prices listed are list prices at time of writing and do not include any offers or discounts. Please visit the Saatva website for best pricing and any applicable offers and discounts.

All options come with free white glove delivery and setup, and financing plans are available for those who wish to avoid making one large payment. Plus, you get 180 nights to decide if your mattress was worth the investment.

How Does Saatva Stack Up?

We took a look at some of the top-rated hybrid mattresses on the market to see how Saatva compares.

Saatva Classic Winkbed Mattress Casper Classic DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Purple Mattress
Hybrid Design Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Price (Queen) $1,299 $1,599 $1,295 $1,598 $1,799
Best Suited For Back & stomach sleepers of any weight, side sleepers over 130 pounds All sleepers Side sleepers & back sleepers up to 230 pounds Back sleepers & heavyweight sleepers All sleepers up to 230 pounds
Pain Relief Back pain, hip pain, shoulder pain Back pain, hip pain, shoulder pain Back pain, hip pain, shoulder pain Back pain Hip pain, shoulder pain
Firmness Options 3 4 1 1 1
Zoned Lumbar Support Yes Yes Yes No No
Pillow Top Yes Yes No Yes No
Durable 4-Sided Edge Support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trial Period 365 nights 120 nights 100 nights 365 nights 100 nights
Warranty Lifetime Lifetime 10-year limited warranty Lifetime 10 years

All prices listed are list prices at time of writing and do not include any offers or discounts. Please visit each brand's website for best pricing and any applicable offers and discounts.

Why We Love It

Touted as Saatva’s flagship hybrid innerspring, the Saatva mattress features an ideal combination of individually pocketed steel coils and high-density memory foam, which means it’s got the best of every mattress type. We love that it’s been specifically engineered to include a patented Lumbar Zone technology, which promotes proper spinal alignment and reduces pressure on the lower back and joints. And since it’s available in three different firmness options—its Luxury Firm model is constructed to feel like a luxury hotel bed—there is an option for almost everyone. This, coupled with the fact that Saatva offers a generous home trial period and a transparent, customer-friendly warranty, is why Saatva has earned our top spot of best mattresses.

About Saatva: Who Makes the Saatva Mattress?

When Saatva founder and CEO Ron Rudzin grew frustrated with the sell-at-any-cost marketing, aggressive salespeople and inflated prices that plagued the traditional in-store mattress shopping experience, he decided something had to change.

In 2010, Saatva, an online luxury mattress store that skips all the exhaustion and confusion of traditional in-store shopping, was born. Featuring 24/7 customer service support and a generous home trial, Rudzin and his fellow founders achieved exactly what they set out to: Sell a high quality product at a fair price, provide the best customer service, and show respect for Saatva employees, the communities and the environment.

Today, Saatva has grown to become one of the internet’s premier luxury mattress and bedding brands. Offering mattresses, foundations, bases, frames and even sheets and pillows, the Saatva team is continually expanding their product line, making luxury both accessible and affordable.

Reviews

Glen

Awesome! Back Pain Relieved

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! Wonderful company, speedy delivery, and great price. Have already recommended it to multiple friends. Thanks for producing a quality product, in America for a great price point. Thanks for the peace you have given to us.

Sam

7-Month Review

I am a very conscientious on-line shopper. I did a pretty thorough job on researching mattresses along with comparison pricing. It is a very, very challenging exercise and I was very reluctant almost giving up in actually buying a mattress. That's how tough it is. I made the choice to go with SAATVA and after 7-months the mattress is in the same condition it was when it first got delivered. I purchased the 14” and cannot express how much we look forward to going to bed at night as a reward for the day’s work!

Diane R.

150% Satisfied!

If you are looking for a new mattress, I recommend the online Saatva...It's white-glove delivered, not rolled up in a box for you to wrestle, with a [180-day] trial. I've never understood how people buy a mattress after laying on it for 2 minutes in the store. I spent my first night on the Saatva mattress, and had the best night's sleep in not just months, but years, probably ever! I have back/hip issues that keep me in a low level of aggravation, and I think I might be a nicer person now because of this mattress.

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