Saatva is a mattress company that is all about options and value. They offer three firmness models with two height options for their Saatva innerspring mattress. They also sell an all-foam mattress, the Loom and Leaf, and a pure latex mattress, the Zenhaven.
I received the 11.5” Luxury Firm, their top-selling model, to review. I was very impressed with the Loom and Leaf’s comfortable foam layers, and I was excited to try out the Saatva again.
Is this innerspring mattress a true value? Read on for my full review.
You Might Want To Pick The Saatva If:
- You are a combination sleeper. If you move around while you sleep and switch positions, this could be a good choice. The coils give the mattress good support, but the pillow top also relieves pressure. It should be a balance of comfort of support.
- You want a good value. Considering the durable construction and high-quality materials, this is quite a value. If you are looking for a long-lasting mattress, but don’t want to break the bank, the Saatva could be the mattress for you.
- You sleep hot. There are two coils systems in this mattress. They both promote airflow throughout the mattress, so you shouldn’t be overheating while you sleep.
You Might Not Want To Pick The Saatva If:
- You prefer a softer mattress. The Saatva Luxury Firm, the most popular model, is firmer than average. If you like more softness, you can consider their soft model or another mattress.
- You are a lighter side sleeper. If you are under 160 lbs and sleep on your side, this mattress might feel too firm to you. You might be too light to really press into the mattress.
- You like a memory foam feel. The Saatva has more of an innerspring feel. If you like memory foam, and the feeling of slowly sinking into your mattress, this might not be the mattress for you.
- The custom slim mattress is 11.5” tall.
- The cover is made of organic cotton and quilted with foam to create a plush Euro Top feel.
- Below this, there is a thin layer of memory foam that is meant to support your lumbar area as well as relieve pressure on shoulders and hips.
- Next, there is a layer of individually wrapped microcoils. These are made to help with contouring and support.
- Then, there is layer of high-grade coils that add another level of support.
- The mattress is surrounded by a foam encasement to improve edge support.
- The Saatva is made in the USA.
- The mattress is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King.
- The support coils add a level of durability to this mattress. Compared to an all-foam mattress, this should be longer-lasting.
- The layer of microcoils is helpful with contouring, spinal alignment, and relieving back pain. They work independently as well, so that could help with motion transfer.
- Because of the two layers of coils, this mattress is firmer than average. They give the mattress good support, but the Euro Top helps with pressure relief as well. This makes me think the mattress should work for multiple sleeping positions.
- The two sets of coils also allow for some airflow. There is plenty of room for air to circulate through the mattress which should help keep you cool while you sleep.
How This Mattress Compares To The Loom And Leaf
Looking at these two mattresses, the first notable difference is construction. The Saatva is an innerspring mattress with a pillow top and the Loom and Leaf is an all-foam mattress.
Their firmnesses are actually very similar so the main thing to consider is your preferences in regard to feel. If you like sleeping “on” your mattress and have had success with innerspring mattresses, the Saatva should be the better choice. If you like sinking in and sleeping “in” your mattress, the Loom and Leaf is the way to go.
How This Mattress Compares To The Casper Mattress
If we compare the Saatva to one of its main competitors, the Casper, the differences are fairly clear. First, the Casper is a softer mattress with more of a memory foam feel. The Saatva is a firmer innerspring mattress.
If you are a back or stomach sleeper, the Saatva is going to be the more supportive mattress. If you are a side sleeper, the Casper should give you better pressure relief.
It also comes down to feel preferences. If you like a firmer innerspring feel, the Saatva should work for you. If you like a softer memory foam feel, choose the Casper.
If you are hot sleeper, the Saatva should be a cooler sleeping mattress. The coils allow for airflow and it is a more breathable mattress overall.
Finally, while the prices are similar, the Saatva should be a longer-lasting mattress. If you factor in the extra years you will be able to use the mattress, it is a better value.
Firmness and Feel
In terms of firmness, I thought the Saatva was a 7/10, a bit firmer than average. The euro top is quite soft, but the coils below that add some firmness.
I found the mattress to be a good fit for me in all sleeping positions. When I was on my back, the top layers pressed up into my lumbar area. Also, the microcoils conformed to my body very well.
When I was on my side, I felt some very nice pressure relief. The euro top felt very soft on my shoulders and hips and I felt very little pressure. On my stomach, I also felt well supported.
The mattress has an innerspring feel with a pillow top feel as well. There is some bounce, and it is easy to move around on the Saatva. Even with the euro top, it feels more like sleeping “on” the mattress rather than “in” it.
During my tests, I did see some motion transfer on the Saatva. The glass moved quite a bit when I was pressing into the mattress. Also, when Marten moved around on side of the mattress, I felt it on my side.
This is an innerspring mattress without thick layers of memory foam. Memory foam is usually better at absorbing motion,so I wasn’t surprised that the Saatva didn’t have the best handling of motion transfer.
I would say the motion transfer is decent for an innerspring mattress, but it may not be the best option for couples.
If you want to utilize your whole mattress, you should think about edge support. On the Saatva, I was very impressed by the edge support. It has a foam encasement around the edge and is also an innerspring mattress.
Because of this, I felt very secure sitting near the edge. Also, lying down near the edge, I did not feel like I was going to roll off the bed.
You can see the great edge support in the photo below.
Marten is a staff writer for us. He has a much different body type than me: He is 6’7″ and weighs about 230 lb; I am 5’9″ and 160 lb. Here is what he thought about the mattress:
I agreed that this mattress felt like a 7/10 in terms of firmness.
I felt very nice on my back. The pillow top allows my hips to sink in a bit, but not too much. My lumbar area is also supported.
On my side, I expected to feel more pressure on my shoulders and hips. However, I felt pretty decent pressure relief.
On my stomach, the mattress was a bit too soft for me. I felt like I was bowing in at the hips. There is a firm mattress option from Saatva, and I would consider that if you are a heavier stomach sleeper.
While I found that the mattress worked for me in numerous positions, Marten did not have the same experience. As a larger person, he pressed into the mattress more, so he felt less pressure relief on his side. Also, being bigger, he needed a firmer mattress to give him the support he needed on his stomach.
What Makes This Mattress Stand Out
- It is a value, considering the high-quality materials. This mattress is affordable and made with durable components, so it should be long-lasting.
- It could be a good fit for multiple sleeping positions. For someone of average weight, this mattress offers a balance of comfort and support. You should feel nice pressure relief on your side as well as support when you are on your back or stomach.
- You shouldn’t be sleeping hot on this mattress. The two layers coils allow for some very good airflow. This should keep you cool while you are sleeping.
- Tremendous value
- Firmness options
- One of few direct to consumer innerspring options
In the end, the Saatva really is a great value. It uses durable materials and is sold at a very affordable price. Considering this mattress should last you for some time, it is a good deal.
Average weight sleepers should find comfort and support in numerous positions. They should also be sleeping cool. However, those who prefer a softer mattress or like more of a memory foam feel should consider the softer Saatva model, the Loom and Leaf, or another mattress altogether.
The Saatva comes with free White Glove Delivery and a 120 Night Home Trial. Financing is also available.
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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