The mattress for those who demand the best

Peter McPherson

Selecting a new mattress can be a stressful undertaking, and if you want the top-of-the-line, look for Saatva.

Like for most things, the way people shop for mattresses is changing.

Now, you can buy online and first-rate beds arrive at your doorstep (either by delivery or in a box). Accordingly, there has been a flood of new mattress companies introduced to the market in recent years.

One company that we've kept our eye on during our research is Saatva, which was founded in 2011 and has steadily grown since then.

What we've found: If you're in the market for a mattress that doesn't hold back on features, the Saatva Classic is one of the best options available, no matter your preferences or sleeping style.

This US-made mattress combines the most popular features among luxury mattresses, so there's no need to sacrifice one feature for another. Saatva takes a more traditional approach than bed-in-a-box companies by offering free white-glove delivery on all of its products.

And right now, the Saatva Classic Mattress is available in a range of sizes that vary in price from $599 to $1,499, making it a reasonably priced luxury mattress. If you demand the best and if quality sleep is a priority for you, it's worth your consideration. 

Features of the Saatva Classic

Pillowtop: Topping off each Saatva Classic Mattress is a luxury Euro pillowtop for a layer of supportive softness. It's covered by a layer of organic cotton and is antimicrobial, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin. This feature also eliminates the need for a mattress cover and means you'll have one less item to clean come laundry day. 

Perimeter edge support: This offers additional support in the form of a foam wall that wraps around the edge of the mattress. By bolstering the structure of the mattress, sagging is far less likely, and you'll feel the extra support as you sleep. 

Individually wrapped coils: The coils -- or springs -- of this Saatva mattress are individually wrapped, meaning that each spring responds to pressure individually rather than as a group. If your partner is prone to tossing and turning, you likely won't notice it. Unlike solid foam, individually wrapped coils allow for superior airflow, keeping you comfortably cool at night. 

Lumbar support and memory foam layer: Saatva's Lumbar Zone design features additional support in the center of the mattress to keep your spine comfortable whether you're a side-sleeper, back-sleeper, or stomach-sleeper. In addition, a layer of memory foam provides a bit of extra support and adapts to your body, no matter your sleeping preference or body type. These two features combine for pressure relief that should leave you waking up free of any tension. 

Steel coil support: The lower base layer of the Saatva Classic Mattress contains 884 coils for even more support. They're EVERFLEX coils -- one of the most popular brands in the industry, known for their durability and breathability. 


Comfort level

Saatva mattresses are available in soft (or "plush soft"), medium (or "luxury firm"), and firm -- all for the same price and quality. 

Plush soft: This comfort level is designed for those who know they like a soft, cushiony feel. It's generally best for those who are lighter in weight or for people who prefer to sleep on their side. The extra give of the mattress can mold to your shape if you have an unusual sleeping position. 

Luxury firm: Designed to match the support of mattresses used in luxury hotels, this is the most popular option. It falls somewhere between soft and firm, and it accommodates just about any position. This is also a good choice for couples, particularly if you can't quite agree on the best firmness for both of you. 

Firm: If you need a mattress with very little give, opt for this comfort level, which works well for those who are heavier. It won't contour around you but will instead support you evenly -- though the pillow top design will still offer softness on the top level.


Mattress size and height

The Saatva Classic Mattress is available in the traditional sizes: twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king. These sizes range in price from $599 to $1,499 and are available in 11.5-inch and 14.5-inch heights. The two height options are available at the same price within each mattress size and do not impact the comfort level. 



When you purchase a Saatva Classic Mattress, you have the option of adding a foundation (also known as a box spring), frame, or adjustable base. The Saatva Lineal Adjustable Base is compatible with their 11.5-inch mattresses and can elevate your feet or head to give you different ways to sleep and lounge.


More options

If you aren't convinced, there are other options on the marketplace that we recommend and are worth your attention. While the Saatva Classic should appeal to the widest audience, the following models work for people with more particular mattress needs.

Loom & Leaf -- The luxury memory foam option, particularly great for back or joint pain.

Zenhaven -- Made from all natural materials: namely latex, cotton and wool and is naturally hypoallergenic, as well as antimicrobial.


Peter McPherson is a writer for BestReviews. BestReviews is a product review company with a singular mission: to help simplify your purchasing decisions and save you time and money. BestReviews never accepts free products from manufacturers and purchases every product it reviews with its own funds.

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