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Saatva is one of the few companies that sells an innerspring mattress exclusively online. It does offer great value (See how Saatva compares to leading brands HERE), but I do have a few complaints as well.
If you are used to innerspring mattresses (and many people are), you will probably be right at home with the Saatva. It has a smart construction that has that traditional spring feel while being available at a very affordable price. It has nice bounce and you definitely feel that you are sleeping “on” the mattress rather than “in” it. Having said that, it’s not going to be for everyone, as there are certain type of feels that some people prefer more (like a slow-moving memory foam feel).
Read further for my full Saatva mattress review.
Who Should Be Interested In Saatva?
- You Want To Buy Online– Buying a mattress online is becoming more and more popular, and Saatva is one of the few innerspring companies that sells online.
- You Want Good Value– The online-only business model let’s Saatva compete very well on price compared to more mainstream innerspring brands (think Beautyrest or Stearns & Foster)
- You Hate Sleeping Hot– Saatva is an innerspring mattress with bio-based foam on top. It does not sleep hot at all.
- You Want A Mattress With Great Construction and Support– I won’t get into the nitty-gritty details of the construction, but the “coil-on-coil” system the company uses is a major step up from other innerspring competitors at the lower price range.
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Why You Might Not Want To Look At Saatva
- You Want A Memory Foam Feel– Those who are used to memory foam or are seeking out that memory foam feel will not get experience from Saatva. I would look at other alternatives if this applies to you.
- You Like To Sink Into The Mattress– Because it isn’t pure foam, you don’t really get the feeling where the mattress envelops around you. You feel you sleep “on” the mattress, rather than “in” the mattress.
- You Absolutely Need To Try The Mattress Out In A Store– Saatva is available only online, so you won’t know the exact feel beforehand.
Picture of the Saatva Mattress organic cotton cover.
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Saatva Motion Transfer Test
One thing that people worry about with spring mattresses is motion transfer. This is a concern if you’re sleeping with a partner, especially if one of you is known for moving around throughout the night. The Saatva performs well for motion transfer, see the video below:
Saatva Firmness and Feel
Most people have not slept on a hybrid mattress before, and even if you have, each hybrid is different; some feel more like a spring mattress, while others feel more like a memory foam mattress. Watch the video below to get an idea of the feel and firmness of the Saatva (the Luxury Firm is shown).
Other Key Takeaways
- The Company Is Somewhat “Greener” Than Most– The company uses bio-based foams and recycled steel.
- There Will Be A Shipping Charge– Note that Saatva does charge for shipping at the end of the buying process, so make sure to note that as you’re comparing prices with other mattress companies
- The Bed Is Slightly Firmer Than The Average Bed– The “luxury firm” is what 90% of people buy. It is very comfortable, but is probably slightly on the firmer side of the spectrum.
Saatva is one of the first mattresses I reviewed, and interestingly still remains among my top reviewed mattresses. An advantage of Saatva as well is that they have been around for a number of years, so you have the benefit of other user reviews to help you make your decision.
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The Saatva mattress is a great option for people that like the innerspring/hybrid feel. It is one of the few innerspring mattresses that is direct to consumer, competing with the top brands (eg Beautyrest Black) at a fraction of the cost. They also have firmness options to accommodate different preferences. Overall I enjoyed my experience on the mattress
Overall Sleep Experience4.7