Saatva and Lull are two mattresses that have become very popular. While there are some similarities between the two mattresses, they are actually quite different. I’ll go through the main differences here in an attempt to help you make a more informed decision.
- Similar business model
- Both have great customer reviews
- Both have great sleep trials and return policies
- Saatva is an innerspring mattress with a euro-style pillow top; Lull has memory foam over latex-like polyfoam
- Saatva has a more “on” the mattress feel, while with Lull you sink into the mattress more
- Saatva has a zoned construction in multiple ways to provide more support in the center third of the mattress; Lull is not zoned
- The Saatva is 11.5 or 14.5 inches thick (your choice); the Lull is 10 inches thick
These are very different mattresses. Saatva has a base coil unit. Above that is another pocketed microcoil unit and then memory foam and then polyfoam in a euro-style pillow top. This is a more traditional innerspring construction that gives you an “on” the mattress feel. It also features zoned construction in multiple places that gives it more support in the middle third of the mattress where people need it the most.
Lull is memory foam over latex-like polyfoam over base polyfoam. You get nice pressure relief and sink into the mattress a bit. It also isolates motion really well, making it a good option for couples.
The videos below show off the general feel that you can expect from the two mattresses. I think the Saatva is slightly firmer than the Lull. You can see that the Saatva is also much springier than the Lull is.
You Might Want To Pick Lull If:
- Motion Isolation Is A Big Factor For You– Lull does a better job at isolating motion, so if you are a light sleeper and sleep with a partner, then you might want to consider the Lull.
- You Are A Side Sleeper– I think the Lull is a touch softer than the Saatva. Because it also uses memory foam on the very top of the mattress, it has great pressure relief and I believe will be a great fit for most side sleepers.
- You Like Sinking Into Your Mattress– Because Lull uses memory foam at the top of its mattress, you sink into the mattress more than you do with the Saatva.
You Might Want To Pick Saatva If:
- You Like Sleeping “On” The Mattress– Saatva definitely has an “on” the mattress feel, which stands in contrast to memory foam mattresses where you slowly sink into the mattress.
- You Are Heavier– Saatva has a smart zoned construction that provides extra support in the middle of the mattress. It is also thicker and has a coil on coil design. This makes it very supportive and especially good for people of heavier weights.
- You Sleep On Your Back/Stomach– Given how supportive the mattress is and the fact that it is a bit firmer than the Lull, it may be a great choice for people who mainly sleep on their back or stomach.
Which Should You Pick?
These are both good mattresses, but they are very different in their feel and how they are constructed. The differences should be clear, but feel free to leave a comment if there is anything else I can clear up.
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.
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