Launched in 2011, Saatva has established itself as one of the few online mattress companies that delivers and sets up the mattress with every order. The company’s flagship mattress is a coil-on-coil hybrid mattress with a Euro-top cover, a thin polyfoam and memory foam comfort layer, a layer of pocketed coils, and a support core made of hourglass coils.
The Saatva mattress comes in three firmness levels: Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm. These correspond to a Soft (2-3), Medium Firm (6), and Firm (7-8) on our 1-10 firmness scale. Saatva also lets customers choose between an 11.5-inch and a 14.5-inch profile.
Aside from the flagship innerspring mattress, Saatva makes a variety of bedding accessories and two other luxury mattresses: the Saatva Solaire airbed and the Saatva HD hybrid. This review will focus exclusively on the flagship Saatva mattress.
Saatva Mattresses At-A-Glance
|Saatva Classic||Saatva Solaire||Saatva HD|
|6 (Medium Firm)
|Height||11.5 or 14.5"||13"||15.5"|
Saatva Mattress Review: Our Verdict
The Saatva offers the typical advantages of a hybrid mattress, at a below-average price point. The mattress has strong temperature neutrality, reinforced edges, and a responsive surface that’s great for sex or for combination sleepers.
Multiple firmness options mean that most sleepers should be able to find a model that’s comfortable, although people under 130 pounds who want additional pressure relief may prefer the Saatva Solaire airbed.
Since it does have two layers of coils, the Saatva will make some noise and allow some movement from your sleep partner to transfer over to your side of the bed. Sensitive sleepers may be better off with the Saatva Solaire or the Saatva HD.
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How Much Is the Saatva Mattress?
A queen size Saatva mattress costs $1,199. This is very reasonable for a hybrid mattress, especially since every Saatva hybrid is delivered with free White Glove delivery and optional old mattress removal. These services can cost upwards of $100 with other online mattress brands.
Customers can choose between an 11.5-inch or 14.5-inch profile, a choice that doesn’t affect the price. You may wish to choose the 11.5-inch profile so it fits in a smaller space or so you can use an adjustable bed frame.
For an extra fee, customers can add on an adjustable base, a foundation, or a bed frame.
|Twin||38” x 75” x 11.5 or 14.5”||90 lbs (11.5”)
100 lbs (14.5”)
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 11.5 or 14.5”||95 lbs (11.5”)
105 lbs (14.5”)
|Full||54” x 75” x 11.5 or 14.5”||100 lbs (11.5”)
110 lbs (14.5”)
|Queen||60” x 80” x 11.5 or 14.5”||110 lbs (11.5")
120 lbs (14.5")
|King||76” x 80” x 11.5 or 14.5”||130 lbs (11.5”)
145 lbs (14.5”)
|California King||72” x 84” x 11.5 or 14.5”||130 lbs (11.5”)
145 lbs (14.5”)
How Does the Saatva Mattress Feel?
The Saatva has relatively little foam, making it feel almost closer to an innerspring than a hybrid mattress. Dual coil layers in medium and firm versions of the Saatva mattress will mostly hold the body aloft. While the Euro-top cover provides some initial plushness, you’ll mostly sleep on top of these mattresses instead of sinking into them.
The soft version has softer polyfoam in the comfort layers, so it allows for a bit more of the close-conforming feel of memory foam. This version provides sufficient pressure relief for side sleepers and people under 130 pounds.
All three models have firmer foam in the lumbar area for targeted back support. The microcoil layer also conforms to cradle the spine and distribute body weight. The Saatva has quite a bit of bounce thanks to the microcoils plus the coil support core. This facilitates movement during sex and when changing sleep positions.
What Is the Saatva Made Of?
The Saatva has a knit organic cotton Euro-top cover quilted with 1.25 inches of polyfoam and a 0.75-inch fiber padding. The soft and medium firm models also have an ounce of Dacron. In the firm version, the polyfoam measures 1.5 inches instead of 1.25 inches.
The top layer has 0.625 of an inch of polyfoam, plus a memory foam lumbar pad that measures 0.375 of an inch. Together with the Euro-top cover, these initial layers of foam provide some cushioning to prevent you from sinking straight onto the coils.
Next is a 4-inch layer of 14.5-gauge pocketed coils, made of recycled steel and encased by a foam perimeter for better edge support. These coils adapt to the shape of your body, providing additional pressure relief and adding some bounce to the mattress. The coil count for this layer is 884 in a queen.
The support core consists of 13-gauge interconnected Bonnell coils that provide sturdy support for the spine. These relatively thick coils rest on a 0.5-inch loft pad and a 0.875-inch fiber pad. This layer also has a reinforced perimeter, with a coil count of 416.
The mattress is available in two profiles: “Custom Slim” (11.5 inches) and “Premier Luxury” (14.5 inches). The difference lies in the coils, which measure 7 inches in the 14.5-inch profile compared with 4 inches in the lower profile. Both options have the same coil count and feel, and come at the same price-point. The lower profile is simply convenient for people who need to work with a smaller space or who prefer the look of the lower bed.
Does the Saatva Isolate Motion?
Rating: 3/5 (Soft), 2/5 (Medium and Firm)
Innerspring mattresses are guilty of transferring more motion than foam mattresses, and the Saatva is no exception. This is largely due to the support core of interconnected coils.
While the soft version absorbs some motion thanks to the softer polyfoam comfort layer, the medium and firm versions allow quite a bit of motion to travel across the surface of the bed. This can be a problem for sensitive sleepers who share the bed, as it may lead to nighttime disturbances every time your partner moves.
Does the Saatva Sleep Cool?
The Saatva has a breathable cover and two layers of coils, which promote airflow and help the bed stay cool. Any body heat that does build up in the foam layers can dissipate naturally through the coils.
Hybrid mattresses are known for having better temperature regulation than foam mattresses, which allow body heat to build up without having anywhere to escape. The Saatva has minimal cradling to trap heat and plenty of room for airflow, so the mattress is able to maintain a neutral temperature.
Will It Sag Along the Edges?
Rating: 3/5 (Soft), 4/5 (Medium and Firm)
With two coil layers and a strong foam encasement around the perimeter, the Saatva rates very highly on edge support.
Edge support is valued by people who like to sit on or sleep near the edge of the bed. If you sleep with a partner, it’s an advantage to be able to use the full surface area without worrying about falling off. And if you have trouble getting in and out of bed, you’ll know how important it is to be able to rely on the edges.
The soft version of the Saatva may compress more along the perimeter, due to the plush polyfoam comfort layer. However, even this model offers better edge support than the standard all-foam mattress.
Is It Good for Sex?
Two layers of coils in the Saatva provide a responsive surface that’s perfect for sex. You’ll find very little sink with this bed, enabling you to move around freely on top without feeling stuck. The sturdy edges also come in handy, increasing the usable surface area without causing feelings of roll-off. The coils encourage healthy airflow, while the Euro-top cover provides traction.
The one slight disadvantage is that as a coil mattress, the Saatva may emit some squeaks and creaks. This might be a consideration if you’re worried about making noise.
What About Off-gassing?
Since the Saatva has barely any foam and is not shipped shrink-wrapped, the mattress is virtually odor-free.
It’s common for foam mattresses to emit some off-gassing smells when they first arrive. Off-gassing is the product of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, which are released when a mattress is removed from its packaging. Saatva’s foams are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they are low in VOCs and free of formaldehyde.
The company also avoids chemical flame retardants, instead using a natural thistle fire barrier to cut down on odor and harmful pollutants.
What Type of Sleeper Is the Saatva Mattress Best for?
With three firmness levels to choose from, the Saatva is a great bed for almost all sleepers. The perfect firmness level for you will depend on your body type and preferred sleep position.
Back and stomach sleepers under 130 pounds are the only two groups that give less positive ratings for the Saatva. If you fall within one of these categories, you might prefer the Saatva Solaire. This airbed allows you to personalize the firmness exactly to your liking within 50 options.
- Side Sleepers: The Saatva receives an excellent rating from side sleepers in all weight groups. Conforming foams and microcoils in the soft version perfectly cradle the shoulders and hips in sleepers under 130 pounds, while the firm version’s microcoils and supportive innerspring base form the perfect combination of pressure relief and support in sleepers over 200 pounds. Average weight side sleepers will be happiest on the medium version, which falls somewhere in the middle.
- Combination Sleepers: Combination sleepers do best with a mattress that allows them to easily switch sleep positions, and the two layers of coils in the Saatva do exactly that. Most stomach sleepers also rate the Saatva highly, especially those over 130 pounds.
- Back Sleepers: The Saatva has less foam than competing hybrid models, and even the soft version may feel a tad too firm for back sleepers under 130 pounds. However, the firm version of the mattress should be very comfortable for most back sleepers over 130 pounds. The memory foam lumbar pad and microcoils provide excellent support for the lower back, while the innerspring base helps keep the spine aligned.
How Does Body Weight Impact the Saatva Mattress's Performance?
Side sleepers under 130 pounds should find that the plush polyfoam in the soft Saatva model cushions pressure points, contouring closely to evenly distribute body weight. Back and stomach sleepers under 130 pounds should be relatively comfortable on both the soft and medium versions of the Saatva.
Back and stomach sleepers who weigh between 130 and 200 pounds are best suited to the firm model, which provides an even plane for better spinal alignment. Side sleepers in this weight group should instead opt for the medium model, which has more cushioning for the hips and shoulders.
Across the board, sleepers who weigh more than 200 pounds will be happiest with the firm model. The dual layers of coils provide the extra support that is needed for sleepers in this weight category. The microcoils adapt to form a pressure-relieving cradle, and the innerspring base keeps the spine aloft.
Is the Saatva Mattress Good for Couples?
In terms of sex, the Saatva is an excellent choice. The dual coil layers facilitate movement and provide some bounce, and the mattress has good temperature neutrality and reliable edge support. The strong edges are also convenient if you sleep with a mattress hog, as they let each person sprawl out and make full use of their side of the bed.
The Saatva won’t isolate as much motion as an all-foam or latex mattress. The soft version does a better job at this, but it might not be enough if you’re a sensitive sleeper and you share the bed.
Each Saatva firmness level offers advantages for different weight groups and sleep positions, but the vast majority of sleepers should be relatively comfortable on the medium version. If your preferences are vastly different, say, you’re a side sleeper under 130 pounds and your partner is a stomach sleeper over 200 pounds, you’ll have trouble finding a mattress to suit both your needs. One option, in this case, would be to use a mattress topper on your side of the bed to add some extra cushioning.
What Do Customers Say About the Saatva Mattress?
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Reviews on the Saatva website are overwhelmingly positive.
Numerous customers who previously suffered from arthritis, post-surgery pain, or other aches and pains in the neck, back, lumbar area, shoulders, or hips have reported that their Saatva mattress has virtually eliminated these problems and helped them sleep more soundly. Reviews were positive across all body types and sleep positions.
Reviewers also found the mattress emits little to no off-gassing smells, blocks most motion transfer while still retaining some bounce, sleeps temperature neutral, and has excellent edge support that holds up even for heavier people. There were a few positive reviews for the soft cover of the mattress as well.
Reviews left more than one year after purchase say the mattress holds up well over time, without developing sags or body indentations.
Negative reviews were mostly due to the mattress being firmer than expected at first. Some people were ultimately pleased by the way the mattress softened after a month or so, while other people would have preferred the mattress to stay firm and complained of back pain.
Saatva’s return policy does allow hassle-free changes and most people who changed their mattress ended up satisfied. Almost everyone mentioned the top-notch customer service, delivery teams, return policy, and value for money.
Saatva's Trial, Warranty and Shipping Policies
|Availability||The Saatva is currently only available for purchase on the Saatva website. There is a showroom in New York City where you can try out the mattress and other Saatva products before ordering.|
|Shipping||Saatva ships free to all 48 contiguous U.S. states plus many places in Canada. Mattresses are delivered and set up by a third-party service. The company does not directly organize shipping to Hawaii or Alaska but can help arrange delivery via a freight forwarder.
Mattresses are made to order in a variety of factories across North America. Delivery times depend on location but usually take about a week or two.
|Additional Services||Saatva offers complimentary White Glove delivery and optional old mattress removal with every order. The delivery company will reach out prior to the delivery day to arrange a 4-hour window for delivering the mattress.|
|Sleep Trial||The mattress comes with a 120-night sleep trial starting on the date of delivery. Customers who aren’t satisfied with the mattress can return it at any point during the 120 nights and will receive a full refund minus a $99 transportation fee.|
|Warranty||Saatva backs the mattress with a 15-year non-prorated warranty against manufacturing and workmanship defects including body impressions greater than 1 inch. For the first two years, Saatva will replace defective mattresses at no charge to the customer. After that, the company will repair and re-cover the mattress for a transportation cost of $99 each way.
Saatva also offers a “Fairness Replacement Option” under which customers with a mattress deemed defective can choose to keep their original mattress, plus order a new one at a greatly reduced price. This price shall be 30% of the original purchase price in years 3 to 5, 50% of the original purchase price in years 6 to 10, and 75% of the original purchase price in years 11 to 15.
The warranty applies only to the original purchaser. Using a 14.5-inch Saatva mattress on an adjustable base will void the warranty, as will using a queen or king-size mattress on a metal bed frame that lacks vertical center support or does not have 5 or 6 legs.
Burned or otherwise damaged mattresses are not eligible for warranty.