Saatva provides one product, but it does allow customers to choose from one of three “comfort levels.” For those who aren’t familiar with this concept at Saatva, I thought I’d give a rundown of what each comfort level feels like and who it would be best for. Generally, I think most people are best fit for the “Luxury Firm,” and that’s something the company stresses in their marketing materials. I’ll go through everything here nevertheless (and certainly check out my Saatva review).
The Comfort Scale
Saatva’s comfort scale is based on a 10-rating system; the lower the number the less support a bed offers. So, a rating of 1 would have very little support and would be extremely soft. Imagine diving into a cloud or a pile of cotton balls. A rating of 10 would be extremely hard, like falling asleep on the kitchen table. For those who would be interested in a bed with a 1 or 2 rating, Saatva mattresses are not the best choice. Also, those whose preferred level of support is somewhere up at a 9 or 10, then even Saatva’s firmest mattress would not be supportive enough.
On a comfort scale of 1 to 10, Saatva’s Plush Soft mattresses are rated at a 3. For those who like to feel a mattress cradle them as they sleep, the Plush Soft option would be best. As with all Saatva mattresses, the coils are individually wrapped, but the Plush Soft’s coils are a little softer and more conforming.
The Plush Soft is a particularly good fit for side sleepers as well as some back sleepers who like a mattress on the softer side.
Saatva refers to Luxury Firm as its flagship model. On the comfort scale, Luxury Firm is a range of 5 and 6, providing a balance of comfort and support. Premium foam cushion layers promote proper spinal alignment, and this would be the level Goldilocks would pick, as it is not too firm or soft.
Those who have stayed at a luxury hotel or resort on vacation have most likely slept on a mattress that feels similar to the Saatva Luxury Firm.
Luxury Firm is ideal for any sleeping position, and it is also the preferred choice for couples with different sleeping preferences. So, someone is a side sleeper and their partner sleeps on their back or stomach this level would be comfortable to both.
Those who always sleep on their stomach or back and you are not fond of “sinking” into a mattress should definitely consider the Firm option. It has an 8 rating on the firmness scale so, although it is firm and supportive, it won’t feel like sleeping on the floor.
The coils in these mattresses are individually wrapped with firmer and conforming foams that cushion the body while ensuring most people will sleep “on top” of the mattress. c
Generally, I would recommend the “Luxury Firm” comfort level for most sleepers, unless they fit the specific criteria that I mentioned for the other two levels.
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.
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