Amerisleep and Saatva are two companies that have great reputations and use the online-only business model to provide great products at a great price for consumers. While they have a similar business model, the mattresses are actually quite different. I’ll highlight the main similarities and differences in this article to try to help people if they are deciding Amerisleep vs Saatva.
- Similar business model (online-only, cutting out the middleman)
- Both have been in business for more than just a couple of years
- Both have very friendly sleep trial periods and return policies
- Both are known for having great customer service
- Saatva is an innerspring mattress, while all Amerisleep mattresses are memory foam
- Saatva has one model with 3 firmness options; Amerisleep has 5 different models catered to different sleeping styles (see the Revere, Liberty, and Colonial as examples)
- Amerisleep mattresses have a more sinking in, sleeping “in” the mattress than Saatva does
- Saatva is bouncier/more responsive
- Amerisleep generally performs a little better with motion isolation
- Amerisleep has slightly pricier products, but the price includes free shipping (while Saatva does not)
- Amerisleep is shipped in a box, while Saatva has white-glove delivery
These videos will really show people the difference in feel between the Saatva and the Amerisleep line of mattresses. Here’s a video showing off the feel of the Amerisleep Colonial mattress.
Compare that to the video below, which shows off the feel of the Saatva mattress.
You Might Want To Choose Saatva If:
- You Want A More Traditional Feel– Saatva definitely has a traditional innerspring feel. If this is what people are used to and prefer, then Saatva would be a clear choice for them.
- You Want More Bounce/Resilience– Some people like their mattress to be very quick to respond or bouncy. Sleepers definitely get that more with Saatva than with the Amerisleep mattresses.
Learn more in my full Saatva review.
You Might Want To Choose Amerisleep If:
- You Like A Slight Sinking Into The Mattress Feel– With the majority of Amerisleep’s models, people will feel that they sink into the mattress just a bit (especially when compared to with Saatva). It is a more pure memory foam feel. If people are used to this and like it, Amerisleep might be the way to go.
- You Want Options– Amerisleep developed 5 different models to cater to all the different types of sleepers. If someone has other-than-average sleeping preferences, then this can be especially helpful in making sure people get the right mattress for them.
- Motion Transfer Is A Big Issue For You– If someone sleeps with a partner, then they might want to consider how the mattress they are looking at does at isolating motion. Amerisleep mattresses do an exceptional job with this. Saatva performs fairly well, but Amerisleep typically does better at isolating motion.
Learn more in my Amerisleep review.
What It Comes Down To
The feel of Saatva and the Amerisleep mattresses is very different, but they are both on our best mattresses list. To me, it really comes down to whether people like memory foam mattresses or traditional innerspring mattresses more. Both offer a really great value, so it really just comes down to personal preference on what type of feel people like.
If people like sleeping “on” the mattress with a more resilient, traditional feel, then Saatva is the way to go. If people want to sink into the mattress a bit and prefer the slower-moving memory foam feel, then Amerisleep is the clear choice.
Both of these companies have great mattresses that represent really good values. The differences in feel are pretty stark, so people should make sure they figure out generally what kind of feel they prefer and then the decision should be a lot easier for people to make.
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.