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WinkBed vs Saatva Mattress

How WinkBeds compare to the Saatva innerspring mattress

Last Updated: June 1, 2020

These are two of the most popular spring mattresses available online. In this comparison we discuss how they are similar and how they are different, including the big reasons that you would buy one mattress over the other.

WinkBeds Classic Pillow Top $300 Off Code: SLEEP300WinkBed is a thick, durable hybrid mattress that includes a comfortable euro pillow top. In our opinion, it’s one of the best mattresses you can purchase online.
Saatva Classic Pillow Top $200 Off Discount In CartSaatva Classic is the original innerspring mattress online. It comes in three firmness options, all of which have coils for support and a fluffy pillow top.

WinkBed Mattress vs Saatva Summary

If you’re in the market for a spring or hybrid mattress and you’re open to buying online, these are two of the best mattresses that you can get. Having said that, there are some notable differences between them and some real reasons that you’d get one over the other. Let’s jump into that for anyone that’s short on time.

  • Price — Saatva is slightly more affordable.
  • Firmness — They each offer three firmness levels, but WinkBed provides a softer option that’s suitable for side sleepers who like a more plush feel.
  • Lifetime Warranty — WinkBed backs their mattress with a full lifetime warranty and lifetime comfort guarantee. Saatva has a 15-year warranty, which is still a bit longer than average.
  • White Glove Delivery — Both mattresses come with free shipping, but Saatva, by default, offers white glove delivery, whereas WinkBed charges extra for these additional services.
  • Free Returns — WinkBed offers completely free returns, while Saatva charges $99 for returns (more on this below).

Those are just the headline differences, though. There’s a lot more information that may be of interest to you. Keep reading to learn more about both of these online beds. If you came here looking to learn about how Saatva HD compares to WinkBed Plus, you can use the link to the left to jump ahead to that specific section.

WinkBed’s Durable Construction

The Wink mattress is made in Wisconsin and measures in at 14.5” thick. It has two layers of coils so it’s ultra supportive and durable, which is ideal for anybody over 250 lbs or for those who want their bed to be extra long-lasting.

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Check out WinkBed’s supportive construction

It’s also fitted with a soft pillow-top which gives the mattress more of a plush feel, so the double coil layers aren’t overbearing at all — we think you’ll barely notice them. The one thing you might notice, though, is WinkBed’s clean and premium appearance. It certainly has a luxurious look and feel that most buyers have really enjoyed.

WinkBed Is More Suitable For Side Sleepers

WinkBed is offered in multiple firmness levels (Softer, Luxury Firm, Firmer) and therefore can handle just about any type of sleeper (back, stomach, side, and combination sleepers).

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In fact, we think this mattress is better for most side sleepers (especially if you’re petite) because it offers a bit more pressure relief than Saatva does. We rated Saatva’s softest option a medium, and as you can tell from the graph above, we think WinkBed’s soft model lands around a medium-soft.

WinkBed Plus Overview

One thing that’s interesting with WinkBed is that they offer a plus size version for individuals that weight around 300 lb. It does cost a little more, but the bed is specifically designed to handle heavier people. Having said that, Saatva also offers a 14.5” model, but Saatva claims that the difference is mostly aesthetic (i.e. it’s not actually any better or worse for heavy people).

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WinkBed Plus is a beast of a mattress

We actually think both beds are good options for anyone in the 250 lb range. They both made our list of the best mattresses for heavy people.

WinkBed Plus vs Saatva HD Comparison

For those of you who fall into the heavy category, below is a short video that compares the WinkBed Plus against the Saatva HD. These two mattresses are built specifically for people who weigh 300+ pounds.

Hopefully the video above was helpful. Ultimately, there are just a few factors that truly separate the two mattresses. Now let’s move on and cover what you need to know about the Saatva mattress.

Saatva has a similar construction to WinkBed in that it has two layers of coils and a pillow top, only Saatva has an organic cotton cover and WinkBed has a Tencel cover. It also is available in three firmness levels (Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm) and will be suitable for pretty much any sleeper type.

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Accommodates all sleeper types

The overall feel of this mattress is very similar to WinkBed: coil bed with a pillow top. It’s very comfortable and supportive.

Price Comparison

One big advantage for Saatva is the fact that it’s more affordable than WinkBed, even if you select the 14.5” model as opposed to the default 11.5” one. Saatva will occasionally runs sales so you might want to check Saatva.com for current promotions. The MSRP for a queen size Saatva mattress is around $1,300, whereas WinkBed is around $1,600.

However, WinkBed is typically more aggressive when it comes to deals and discounts. You can usually expect to receive a $200-$300 discount on their beds. We’d recommend checking WinkBeds.com to see what the current promotion is.

Saatva For Heavy Back And Stomach Sleepers

Previously, we mentioned how WinkBed might be a better option for side sleepers who want a mattress with more of a plush feel. Saatva, on the other hand, might be a better fitting mattress for back and stomach sleepers over 250 lbs. WinkBed is certainly a supportive mattress, but back and stomach sleepers need something on the firmer end of the spectrum for maximum support.

saatva mattress review firmness rating for this bed

Weight plays a large role in a person’s perspective on how firm or soft a bed is. Generally, the heavier you are, the softer a bed is going to feel. Since we rated Saatva’s Firm model at the very end of our firmness spectrum, we think their it’ll be the sweet spot for heavy back and stomach sleepers who prefer firmer beds.

WinkBed vs Saatva Mattress — Other Items

Given that we’re dealing with two spring mattresses, there’s a lot of overlap and therefore it’s hard to draw clear distinctions between them aside from in a few areas. In other words, they have more in common than they don’t.

Temperature Regulation

There are a number of factors that play into how hot or cold a mattress sleeps. You have materials, firmness, room temperature, sleeper weight, and more. Taking into account all of that, our opinion is that both beds sleep more neutral. Of course, if you get the Firm option with Saatva and the Soft option with WinkBed, you’ll notice a difference in temperature. Why is that? Well, the more you sink into a mattress and are enveloped by the materials, the more you’ll heat up, generally speaking. If you sleep more on top of the mattress, you’ll end up sleeping cooler for the most part.

Motion Isolation

Both beds are actually fairly good at limiting cross-mattress motion. They’re not the best mattresses for motion isolation, but they’re no doubt better than your 11-year-old worn out bed. Saatva does use a traditional innerspring base, but on top is pocketed coils, which are typically much better at isolating motion.

WinkBed uses two layers of pocketed coils. Ultimately, memory foam mattresses, such as Nectar and Loom & Leaf, tend to be the best at stopping motion from reverberating through the bed. This is mostly important for couples, especially when one partner is keen on moving in their sleep or getting up in the middle of the night.

Edge Support

Like motion isolation, edge support is mostly important for couples. And this is really only key when you’re sharing a smaller bed where the sleeping surface is limited. If a bed has poor edge support we generally recommend that you consider going up a size (i.e. full to a queen or queen to a king).

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Solid edge support with both beds

Luckily, both Saatva and WinkBed have pretty good edge support. They’re not quite on the level of the Simmons Beautyrest Black or Stearns & Foster Estate Addison Grace, but we wouldn’t complain with either.


Anytime you have a coil mattress you should expect better responsiveness. Naturally, since both of these beds have not one layer of coils, but two, they are notably quick in terms of responsiveness.

Why is this important? It’s primarily important for combination sleepers that tend to rotate between sleeping positions during the night. A mattress with slower response times (such as Zinus) will make it more difficult to move around on the bed.

Cover and Cleaning

Neither Saatva nor WinkBed have removable covers and therefore they’re not machine washable, like the cover on the Yogabed mattress, for example. This is the case with most covers on most mattresses, but we always prefer when you have the option to machine wash them. Instead, with both beds, you are encouraged to spot clean any stains with warm water and mild detergent. You can also look into mattress protectors.

Review team

  • JD
    JD Christison

    Combo Sleeper

  • Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper

  • dillon lopez slumber yard
    Dillon Lopez

    Combo Sleeper

  • Dillon Payne

    Combo Sleeper