Saatva Mattress Review

Written by

David Rubin , Certified Sleep Science Coach, Lead Product Tester

Reviewed by

Dr. Michael Breus, PhD, DABSM, FAASM , Clinical Psychologist, Sleep Medicine Expert
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Mattress Review

Saatva Classic

Details

  • Type: Innerspring

  • Firmness: Soft (3), Medium Firm (6), Firm (8)

  • Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Split King, California King, Split California King

  • Price Range: $995 – $2,710

  • Warranty: Lifetime, Limited

Highlights

  • Several firmness and thickness options
  • Combination of foam and coils ensures a supportive yet responsive bed
  • 365-night sleep trial and free White Glove delivery

Ideal For

  • Those who want to customize their mattress
  • Hot sleepers
  • Those with back pain
What our tester thinks
opening quote icon The Saatva’s coil-on-coil design makes the mattress feel very solid and supportive, even compared to other innersprings and hybrids we’ve tested. Both coil layers also promote steady airflow, so the mattress should sleep fairly cool. opening quote icon
Alison Deshong, Staff Writer, Product Testing Team and Stomach Sleeper

Saatva Mattress: Our Verdict

Because there are so many options when buying a mattress, it can be challenging to find the right mattress for you. The Saatva Classic Mattress addresses this by giving you the option of customizing two critical features of the bed: height and firmness. The Saatva Classic comes in two height options and three firmness levels, allowing you to decide the best combination for your needs.

The Saatva Classic uses both memory foam and coils to provide a balance of support and pressure relief. This makes it a good fit for a wide variety of sleepers. The foam layers give the bed a supportive feel that helps you maintain good spinal alignment. The two layers of coils create a responsive sleep surface and help air circulate through the mattress for a cooler sleep. 

Saatva Mattress: An Introduction

Founded in 2010, Saatva is a mattress and sleep accessory brand best known for using natural and organic materials. The company offers a wide range of mattresses that incorporate high-quality materials.

The Classic is an innerspring mattress with an organic cotton cover, a Euro-top quilted with polyfoam, a layer of pocketed minicoils, and a support core made of an additional layer of coils. This dual coil design gives the mattress a supportive and responsive feel. 

The mattress is available in 11.5-inch and 14.5-inch profiles. There are also three firmness level options: soft (3), medium firm (6), and firm (8).

We’ll examine the Saatva Classic’s construction, pros and cons, and performance ratings. We’ll also cover price, sizing, shipping, and return policies.

How We Review

Our testing team rates each mattress according to our methodology to help you select the best bed for you. Our scores give you in-depth insight into how the mattress performs in various categories and for different sleep styles.

What’s It Like to Sleep on the Saatva Mattress?

The Saatva Classic is a responsive mattress designed to provide targeted support for your back and joints. The coils give the bed a bouncy feel that makes movement easy, while the memory foam provides enhanced pressure relief. The breathable cotton cover and dual layer of coils help circulate air for a cooler sleep.

The Saatva Classic comes in soft (3), medium firm (6), and firm (8) models. The company also offers two height options, allowing you to further personalize your bed. 

While the height does not necessarily change the feel or performance of the mattress, the firmness can affect the comfort level for certain sleepers. For example, sleepers under 130 pounds may prefer the soft (3) option, while sleepers over 230 pounds are likely to be more comfortable on the firm (8) mattress.

Saatva Mattress Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Organic cotton cover and Euro-top provide a cool sleep surface
  • Memory foam and pocketed microcoils in the comfort layer offer support and bounce
  • High-density polyfoam and coils in the support core provide good edge support and air circulation

Cons

  • Dual coil construction does not isolate motion well
  • Firmness options lead to varied performance ratings – consider your sleep needs before selecting a model
  • Saatva only ships orders to the contiguous U.S.

Sleeping Positions, Body Weight, and Firmness

The Saatva Classic comes in three firmness levels, rated 3, 6, and 8 on our 10-point firmness scale. These scores represent soft, medium firm, and firm options. 

When testing a mattress, our team considers factors like body size and sleep position, which can have an impact on comfort. Our testers found that the Saatva Classic’s performance varied widely based on firmness. For example, the soft (3) mattress was best suited for side sleepers under 130 pounds, while the medium firm (6) bed was a better option for side and back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds. The firm (8) bed performed well for sleepers over 230 pounds of any sleep style.

Saatva Classic – Plush Soft

Firmness: Soft (3)

Under 130 lbs.
130-230 lbs.
Over 230 lbs.

Side Sleepers

5/53/52/5

Back Sleepers

3/52/52/5

Stomach Sleepers

3/52/51/5

Saatva Classic – Luxury Firm

Firmness: Medium Firm (6)

Under 130 lbs.
130-230 lbs.

Over 230 lbs.

Side Sleepers

3/55/53/5

Back Sleepers

3/55/53/5

Stomach Sleepers

3/54/53/5

Saatva Classic – Firm

Firmness: Firm (8)

Under 130 lbs.
130-230 lbs.

Over 230 lbs.

Side Sleepers

2/53/55/5

Back Sleepers

2/54/55/5

Stomach Sleepers

2/54/55/5

Side Sleepers:

In general, our side sleeping testers felt that the Saatva Classic was comfortable and provided good support. However, individual firmness preferences depended on their body type. Side sleepers under 130 pounds liked the soft model. Sleepers weighing 130 to 230 pounds favored the medium firm, with the firm model working best for those over 230 pounds.

Back Sleepers:

Our back sleepers over 130 pounds reported that they got the best support from the medium firm and firm models. Those weighing less preferred the soft and medium firm models but said they might need an even softer mattress for ideal support.  

Stomach Sleepers:

Stomach sleepers typically need a firmer mattress in order to get good spinal alignment and support. Our stomach sleeping testers weighing over 130 pounds favored the Saatva Classic’s medium firm and firm models. Those between 130 and 230 pounds particularly liked the medium firm. We found that the soft option didn’t work for most of our stomach sleepers, although some testers under 130 pounds did feel adequately supported.

Our Performance Ratings

We use a 5-point scale to measure mattress performance ranging from 1 to 5, with 1 meaning poor and 5 meaning excellent. When testing a mattress like the Saatva Classic, we look at a variety of important categories that can affect how well a mattress might work for you, including pressure relief, temperature neutrality, and motion isolation.

Pressure Relief

Rating: 4/5 (Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, Firm)

The Saatva Classic uses a combination of coils and foam to strike a balance between responsiveness and pressure relief. Our tests showed that all three firmness models do a good job of relieving pressure, thanks to the lumbar pad and multiple layers of coils. The combination of memory foam and coils reinforces the sleep surface, taking pressure off of your midsection and cushioning your shoulders and hips. This allows for good spinal alignment that can help prevent soreness.

Temperature Neutrality

Rating: 4/5 (Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, Firm)

We test a mattress’ temperature neutrality by measuring heat buildup on the surface and getting feedback from our testers. Based on this information, we determined that all firmness levels of the Saatva Classic excel in temperature neutrality. The organic cotton cover is breathable, helping the sleep surface remain cool. Additionally, the Saatva’s two coil layers increase airflow through the mattress, helping to dissipate heat throughout the night. 

Motion Isolation

Rating: 3/5 (Plush Soft), 2/5 (Luxury Firm, Firm)

Foam beds tend to be effective at isolating motion because they absorb movement and vibrations. Innerspring mattresses, on the other hand, are generally more responsive because of the coils used in their construction. The Saatva is very responsive, thanks to its double layer of coils. This means you are more likely to feel your partner’s movements throughout the night. However, the softer model does absorb motion a bit better than the firmer options. 

Edge Support

Rating: 3/5 (Plush Soft), 4/5 (Luxury Firm, Firm)

Because of its high-density foam and several coil layers, the Saatva mattress’ perimeter feels very sturdy. This means you can use more of the bed with only minimal sinkage. The firmer models provide more edge support than the softer option, but the Saatva Classic performs well in this category regardless of firmness. 

Durability

Rating: 4/5 (Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, Firm)

A mattress’ lifespan comes down to a variety of factors, including the quality of the materials used to make it and how well you take care of it. Based on the Saatva Classic’s construction and its use of materials like high-density foam and robust coils, we estimate that the Saatva Classic will last slightly longer than the typical 5.5 to 6.5 years that we usually see for innersprings. 

Ease of Movement

Rating: 4/5 (Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, Firm)

Ease of movement refers to how easy it is to change sleep positions and get into and out of bed. Regardless of their weight group, our testers reported that the Saatva Classic performed well in this category. Even though the mattress contains layers of foam, its inner coils provide a bouncy surface that makes it easy to move around with little to no sinkage. 

Sex 

Rating: 3/5 (Plush Soft), 4/5 (Luxury Firm, Firm)

A mattress ideal for sex is easy to move on and has good edge support and temperature control. The Saatva’s double coil design offers a cool and bouncy surface that facilitates easy movement and position changes without too much sinkage. However, the plush soft option has slightly less edge support, which gives couples a little less room to move.

Off-Gassing

Rating: 5/5 (Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, Firm)

Mattresses often have a mild chemical smell when you first unpack them. The smell, or off-gassing, comes from the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the foam used in the mattress’ construction. VOCs are generally considered harmless, but the smell can take a few days to dissipate. However, Saatva mattresses do not contain enough foam for VOCs to be a significant issue.

What our tester thinks
opening quote icon If you sleep with a partner and awaken easily due to movement in bed, the Saatva Classic may cause sleep disruptions. Motion isolation was limited during our tests — we noticed a fair amount of bounce on all three models. opening quote icon
Garen Glazier, Staff Writer, Product Testing Team and Side Sleeper

What Is the Saatva Mattress Made Of?

The Saatva Mattress has a breathable organic cotton cover designed to help you sleep cool. The cover’s Guardin antimicrobial treatment is designed to resist mold, mildew, and other bacteria.

The bed’s comfort layers include a Euro-top and a memory foam lumbar pad designed to support your back and relieve pressure points. The high-density foam used in this layer is CertiPUR-US-certified. The comfort system also includes pocketed coils that facilitate air circulation for a cooler sleep and contour to your body to reduce motion transfer. 

A border of high-density foam in the support core provides enhanced edge support. The support core also includes a second layer of coils that increases responsiveness and airflow.

Saatva Mattress Construction Layers

Cover MaterialOrganic Cotton
Comfort LayersEuro-top with Polyfoam
Memory Foam Lumbar Pad
14.5-gauge Pocketed Microcoils
Support Core13-gauge Coils
High-density Polyfoam Perimeter Encasing

How Much Does the Saatva Mattress Cost?

Innerspring mattresses have a wide range of prices, with budget models starting around $1,000 and high-end options closer to $3,000. The Saatva Classic has a low- to mid-range price-point, depending on size. It comes in eight sizes with two height options. It’s important to note that choosing the taller mattress does not impact the price but may impact the bed’s weight.

SizesPriceDimensionsHeightWeight
Twin$93538” x 75”11.5” or 14.5”90-100 lbs.
Twin XL$1,22538” x 80”11.5” or 14.5”95-105 lbs.
Full$1,69554” x 75”11.5” or 14.5”100-110 lbs.
Queen$1,79560” x 80”11.5” or 14.5”110-120 lbs.
King$2,19576” x 80”11.5” or 14.5”130-145 lbs.
California King$2,19572” x 84”11.5” or 14.5”130-145 lbs.
Split King$2,45076” x 80” (2pcs.)11.5” or 14.5”130-145 lbs.
Split California King$2,45072” x 84” (2pcs.)11.5” or 14.5”130-145 lbs.

Which Saatva Mattress Is Right for You?

In addition to the Classic, Saatva also offers several other mattress options. These beds range in firmness, height, price, and other features. The Saatva Classic is the only model that allows you to choose a firmness level and mattress profile. 

Like the Classic, the Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid comes in an 11.5-inch profile. It has a lower price-point, but it’s only available in a medium firm (6) option. The Latex Hybrid contains a thick layer of zoned natural latex in its comfort system and one layer of pocketed coils in its support core. Saatva also offers the Saatva HD, a hybrid designed to provide additional support for heavier sleepers.

The Saatva HD is an excellent option for side and back sleepers over 230 pounds, while the Saatva Latex Hybrid may work best for stomach and back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds. The Memory Foam Hybrid is a great choice for side sleepers of any body size.

Saatva Mattresses at a Glance

ModelFirmnessMattress TypeHeightBase Price (Queen)
Saatva Memory Foam HybridMedium Firm (6)Hybrid11.5”$1,795
Saatva ClassicSoft (3), Medium Firm (6), Firm (8)Innerspring11.5”, 14.5”$1,995
Saatva Latex HybridMedium Firm (6)Hybrid12”$2,195
Saatva HDFirm (7)Innerspring15.5”
$3,195

Saatva also sells mattresses under a variety of other brand names. These models include a wide range of mattress types that go beyond innersprings like the Saatva Classic. For example, the Solaire is an airbed with adjustable firmness settings, making it ideal for couples.

Other Saatva Brands

ModelFirmnessMattress TypeHeightBase Price (Queen)
SolaireAdjustable – Soft (3) to Firm (8)Airbed13″$3,595
Loom & LeafMedium Firm (6), Firm (8)Foam12″$2,395
ZenhavenMedium Soft (4), Firm (7)Latex10″$3,195

Discounts and Coupons

Saatva offers various discounts throughout the year, mainly during holidays like Cyber Monday and Black Friday. The Saatva website also includes a Sale page that lists discounted items and provides information on product bundles that reduce costs. Saatva also offers various discounts for military members, health care workers, government employees, first responders, teachers, students, and seniors.

Where Can You Buy the Saatva Mattress?

Saatva mattresses are sold exclusively on the company’s website. However, Saatva does have viewing rooms across the U.S. where you can test out a mattress prior to purchase. 

Buying Information and Customer Policies

Availability

You can only purchase a Saatva mattress on the company’s website. However, there are some viewing rooms throughout the U.S. where you can try out a mattress before ordering. Check the website for viewing room locations. The company only ships mattresses to the contiguous U.S.

Shipping Options

Saatva offers free shipping via FedEx for all orders placed in the contiguous U.S. Each order comes with free White Glove delivery.
Additional ServicesSaatva’s White Glove delivery is free and includes both old mattress removal and new mattress setup in your home.

Sleep Trial

The company offers a 365-night sleep trial. If you decide to return your mattress, Saatva will pick it up and provide a full refund, minus a $99 processing fee.

Warranty

Saatva offers a lifetime warranty. If the mattress is deemed defective within the first two years, they will replace it at no extra cost. After three years, Saatva will repair defects for a $149 processing fee. Covered defects include impressions that are 1 inch or deeper. The warranty excludes normal wear and tear.

Saatva Mattress FAQ

Is the Saatva Mattress Worth It?

The Saatva Mattress may be a good investment for those who want a mattress that is both responsive and supportive. It’s also a great option if you want the ability to choose your mattress’ firmness and height. 

Can the Saatva Mattress Be Used on an Adjustable Base?

The Saatva Classic 11.5-inch model can be used with an adjustable base, but this is not recommended for the 14.5-inch model. The company’s website provides the option to bundle the mattress with a base or foundation. 

Does the Saatva Mattress Sag?

Most foam mattresses will sag over time due to normal use. The Saatva Mattress should not sag more than a typical innerspring mattress. If you notice premature sagging, contact the company about the conditions of your mattress warranty. 

Where Can You Try the Saatva Mattress?

Saatva has viewing rooms throughout the U.S. where you can try a mattress before buying. You can visit a viewing room in places such as New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. The Saatva website has a full list of current viewing rooms and locations.

Why Does the Saatva Classic Have Different Height Options?

The Saatva Classic has different height options so customers can customize their mattresses to best suit their needs. Height does not affect the feel or comfort of a mattress, but you may prefer one profile over the other for reasons such as mobility concerns or room layout.

About The Author

David Rubin

Certified Sleep Science Coach, Lead Product Tester

David is a Certified Sleep Science Coach with a lifelong passion for well-being and health optimization. His interest in sleep developed with the arrival of his son, when sleep suddenly became a precious commodity.

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  • Temperature: Hot Sleeper
  • Chronotype: Lion

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