Saatva Classic Mattress Overview
The trusted, traditional innerspring mattresses like the ones you or your parents slept on growing up have a reputation for reliable sleep and firm support. However, more often than not, such mattresses can’t compete with the pressure-relieving and motion isolation offered by foam beds. On the other hand, all-foam beds tend to lack support for heavier bodies and back and stomach sleepers. Saatva Mattress addressed the gap between the various options on the market by taking your classic innerspring system, adding a layer of pocketed coils, and topping it with a plush pillow to modernize their mattresses.
Saatva’s idea paid off — the brand has earned a reputation as being a premium online mattress company who offers premium beds at reasonable price points. Because of its construction, Saatva offers maximum support and ample pressure relief, and we think it’ll be a solid option for sleepers of all different body types and sleeping positions. If you’re looking for a mattress with a cheaper price tag, this might not be the bed for you. But if you’re willing to spend over $1,000 for a nice bed, we think this one may be worth it!
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The Saatva Classic mattress (aka “Saatva”) is available in three comfort (aka firmness) options: plush soft, luxury firm and firm. The luxury firm option is the best seller. As such, that’s the model we will primarily be referring to throughout this review.
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How Does The Saatva Mattress Feel?
After completing our Saatva Mattress review, we determined this bed has more of a traditional innerspring type feel thanks to its two layers of coils. The bed is supportive and has some bounce; however, the Euro pillow top gives the bed an element of comfort not found with older innerspring mattresses. We also think this mattress is supportive and responsive, and we found it easy to switch between sleeping positions.
In the video above you can see what our team has to say regarding the feel and firmness of each model.
Saatva is particularly accommodating because it comes available in three different firmness levels, making it suitable for all sleeper types. Here is a breakdown of how we rated the firmness profile of each model:
- The “Plush Soft” is around a medium in our firmness scale and somewhat soft-to-the-touch. Saatva claims that it has a “deep, body-hugging feel”, but we think average and petite people would not experience that.
- The “Luxury Firm” model is more of a medium-firm and offers a bit more support than the Plush Soft model.
- The “Firm” is, obviously, a firm on our scale. The Saatva firm model is best for heavy individuals, people that sleep strictly on their back and stomach, or folks who need/want extra lumbar support.
- Pressure Relief
Although it has multiple comfort levels, Saatva prioritized support over contouring in their beds. However, the Plush Soft model provides a decent amount of pressure relief for your hips and shoulders, especially for side sleepers.
While the Saatva, technically, does not have any special cooling technology built-in, we do feel like this mattress will sleep temperature neutral because the coils below promote increased airflow that you can’t find in an all-foam bed.
Our second reason to think these beds will sleep cool is the unpopular reality that most of the comfort levels land on the firmer side of the spectrum. This means the majority of sleepers will sleep on top of the mattress instead of sinking in, as usually happens with all foam beds. Many people enjoy the feeling of being embraced by the mattress, but it can get too warm.
Saatva Mattress Construction
The Saatva mattress uses four layers, starting with two layers of coils followed by another two layers of foam cushioning. Here’s an overview of the construction:
- Top layer: Euro-top for fluffy and plush comfort
- Middle layer: Memory foam right underneath the cover for additional more pressure relief and coziness
- Middle layer: Individually-wrapped pocketed coils which are better at isolating movement than standard innersprings
- Bottom layer: Thick steel coil innerspring system for maximum support
Overall, we are impressed with the construction of this bed. The company uses high-quality materials, and the dual layers of coils will help extend the mattress’s life.
Saatva also gives you the option to select your mattress height. You can choose between an 11.5″ custom slim model and a 14.5″ premier luxury model. Both options feel the same. It’s more of a personal aesthetic decision. The extra height is added to the innerspring system at the bottom of the bed.
- Organic Cotton Mattress Cover
Wrapping the bed is a non-removable, organic cotton cover that is antimicrobial. It’s fairly soft and gives the bed a premium, luxurious appearance. If you happen to spill during wine night or breakfast in bed, take care of the stain by spot cleaning it with mild detergent and water.
Body Type Analysis
Your sleeper type isn’t the only factor that impacts how a mattress feels to you. Your weight also plays an important role. Here’s how the bed will feel to you, depending on your body type.
- Petite Body Types
Smaller individuals (less than 150 pounds) will feel like most mattresses are on the firmer side because they won’t sink in as much and will lay more on top of the bed. We’ve found this to be particularly true with Saatva mattresses, so we’d recommend going with the plush soft model if you’re petite.
- Average Body Types
It’s easier for average body types (150-250 pounds) to find a mattress that feels true to its firmness description. In our reviews, we talk about mattresses from an average sleeper’s perspective, so keep that in mind as you read through.
- Heavy Body Types
In general, heavy people will feel like most beds are on the softer side of the spectrum. That’s because people over 250 pounds exert extra pressure, stress and weight onto a bed and thus will sink into the top layers more. The Saatva HD, one of their other mattress models, is specifically made for heavy people.
Saatva Mattress Sleeper Types
Saatva can handle all sleeping positions, including back, stomach, side and combo. Here’s an overview of each sleeper type and how the different Saatva mattresses will feel.
- Side Sleepers
The luxury firm and firm options will be a little too firm for strict side sleeping. These models do not provide enough pressure relief for your hips and shoulders when you’re on your side.
Instead, we’d recommend strict side sleepers go with the plush soft model. They layer this model with softer and more conforming foams so that your hips and shoulders feel like they’re being cradled.
- Back And Stomach Sleepers
For back and stomach sleepers the bed provides a ton of support under your hips, trunk and lower back.
The coils do a great job of compressing but also providing a little push-back. This means you’ll sink in a little through that top pillow layer but never to the point where your spine is no longer properly aligned. We’d recommend strict back and stomach sleepers stick with either the luxury firm or firm options.
- Combo Sleepers
If you’re a combo sleeper, the plush soft and luxury firm models are your best bet. If you’re primarily a stomach or back sleeper but you occasionally end up on your side, you might want to go with the luxury firm bed.
If you tend to favor your side but end up on your stomach or back throughout the night, you might look into the plush soft model first. Combination sleepers need to think of their dominant sleeping position and match the mattress to that position.
Is Saatva A Good Mattress For Couples?
When evaluating mattresses for couples, there are two important factors to consider: edge support and motion isolation. Here’s how Saatva stacks up in those key areas.
On the positive side, the Saatva mattress has great edge support. If you’re wondering what edge support is and why we mention it in our reviews, read What Is Edge Support to learn!
As we mentioned earlier, the bed has a firm layer of foam around the perimeter of the bed to ensure sleepers never feel as if they’re going to roll off. Solid edge support also means the bed will have a large sleeping surface because the edges won’t compress all that much.
While the edge support is solid, we found that the bed is average for motion isolation. This shouldn’t come as a huge shock, though, considering the bed uses dual layers of coils.
Overall though, we don’t think it will be a major issue. At the end of the day, the Saatva mattress is still going to be better than your worn-out bed in this department. Plus, we haven’t heard any complaints from customers regarding this subject.
What Does The Saatva Mattress Cost?
The Saatva mattress is priced fairly affordably. A queen-size mattress costs about $1,500 MSRP, which is slightly more than the average online bed. However, given the high-quality construction of the mattress and extras like free white-glove delivery, we think it’s an excellent value. It’s a nicer bed than the two and three-layer foam mattresses priced in the same range.
Is There A Saatva Mattress Coupon Or Discount Code?
Unfortunately, there isn’t an evergreen Saatva discount or promo code. However, there are occasionally sales around major holidays. We’ve seen up to $200 off before. You can check current prices and promotions on Saatva.com or take a look at our best mattress deals.
Saatva Mattress Review Verdict
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We are big fans of the Saatva Luxury Mattress. It has a sturdy, durable construction; it’s available in multiple comfort levels and accommodates all body types. While it may not be the plushest mattress ever, there’s a lot of people out there that truly like and enjoy the feel of innerspring beds. So if that’s you, it’s tough to beat Saatva considering its approachable price point.
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Other Saatva Mattresses
Saatva offers several different mattresses, but here is a quick overview of the different beds in their catalog:
- Saatva HD
A bed built specifically for people weighing between 300 lbs and 500 lbs. It’s a crazy durable mattress that has almost no flaws.
- Saatva Youth
A double-sided innerspring mattress made specifically for kids and teenagers
- Saatva Solaire
A premium air mattress that allows you to infinitely customize your feel preferences
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Saatva Company Policies
Before you make a decision, you need to know that the beds do not arrive compressed and rolled up in a tiny box (i.e., it technically should not be considered a bed-in-a-box). Here are Saatva’s policies:
- Risk-free trial period: 120 nights
- Warranty: 15-25 years
- Shipping: Free, with white-glove delivery
- Returns: $99
The company also offers a Fairness Replacement Option. Basically, instead of you sending back your bed to be repaired, you can purchase a brand-new Saatva mattress at 30-75 percent of the original purchase price (depending on how long you’ve had the original bed).
Comparing Saatva Mattress Alternatives
Let’s switch it up and talk a little bit about the other beds on the market that compete with the Saatva heavily. These are giants in the industry that should also be really solid purchases.
There are a few notable differences between Saatva and Casper. Casper mattresses have a soft, neutral-foam feel, whereas Saatva beds have an innerspring feel. With Saatva, you can choose how firm or soft you’d like your mattress, but Casper’s original model only has one firmness option. The original Casper is cheaper than Saatva, but its hybrid model is comparable price-wise. Read our Saatva vs. Casper breakdown for more information.
Instead of a traditional innerspring construction, the Purple mattress has a proprietary material in its mattresses called Hyper-Elastic Polymer, which provides a unique gel-like feel. Also, Saatva offers three different firmness levels, while Purple has just one. In terms of price, Saatva mattresses cost more than the Original Purple but not as much as Purple’s Hybrid models. Learn more in our Saatva vs. Purple comparison.
Unlike the Saatva innerspring mattress, the Layla mattress is a soft memory foam bed that’s flippable and double-sided. It’s also more affordable, which is a plus for budget-conscious shoppers. While the Layla mattress will suit all sleeper types, it isn’t the best fit for heavy body types — the Saatva HD is the clear winner in that category.