Saatva Classic Mattress Review 2024: Sleep Tested By 25 Year Industry Pro

My review of the Saatva Classic Mattress tests and rates the dual innerspring hybrid mattresses sold on the web and not in stores. With 25 years of experience designing and manufacturing mattresses under my belt, I’ve observed that Saatva is distinctive by using fewer fillers and foam layers, relying on a more traditional design aesthetic with their lineup. Let’s explore what makes this brand unique.

My Saatva Classic Mattress review focused on three different firmness options and included comfort, pressre reduction, cooling, edge support, and other objective and expert subjective datapoints
The Saatva Classic Mattress is not sold in retail stores, and it isn’t mashed downed and shipped in a box like most online options- I’ll explain why.

Here are the bullet points explaining why I rated it highly in my 10 point test, laid out further down:

  • Choice of three firmness options, from medium soft to very firm (I LOVED the medium soft).
  • 3″ Hypo-Allergenic Eurotop using plant based memory foam layers and organic cotton fabric.
  • Price includes delivery, setup, and installation-meaning you don’t touch a thing
  • Softer option is very body contouring, without feeling trapped or stuck.
  • Double pocket coil and tempered steel coils provide better springback, support, and cooling.
  • Full 365 day no questions asked refundable trial, lifetime warranty.
  • I’ve personally tested, slept on, and examined all contents inside.
  • Natural fire barrier material made of thistle pulp (pretty cool actually)-no fiberglass, or chemically soaked material.

Inside, it’s pretty different from other brands, boasting two specialized tempered steel coil systems under a soft foam quilted pillow top piece that is hand made using organic cotton and organic wool. It sells for $1,345 in queen, and $1,845 in king size.

Inside, it’s surprisingly simplistically designed, with not as many moving parts and pieces as with other brands that are stuffed with endless layers of seemingly high-tech components. I wanted to get inside of my test mattress sample, cut it open, and see what was going on.

If you order a Saatva mattress, it is shipped flat, inside the box, and the price you pay includes unpackaging and installation. The Saatva Classic is often pitched as America’s best-selling online luxury innerspring mattress, so I tested it, slept on it, and cut it open.

The Saatva Classic Mattress is an innerspring and foam mattress that is unique, offering 2 separate innerspring components for extra support and comfort.
The Saatva Classic Mattress has a traditional innerspring look and feel, and is available in 11.5″ tall and 14.5″ tall options.

It’s Not Shipped Rolled And Compressed. I’ll Explain Why This Is A Plus…

I’m going to preface my Saatva Classic Mattress review by telling you that I spent 25 years manufacturing mattresses for many online mattress companies before I began reviewing hundreds of online mattress brands. I’ve been reviewing Saatva mattresses for years, but a fresh review of the Saatva Classic Mattress bumped up my score to 9.4 out of 10. Let’s take a look.. you can see my results below, with specific parameters.

If you’re considering a luxury mattress but are skeptical of the typical “slab of foam”, bed in a box mattress options sold pretty much everywhere on the web, I’d step back and consider this brand. At $1,695 in queen, this 11.5″ or 14.5″ tall foam and pocket coil combination mattress is not your typical “bed in a box”.

The manufacturer does not pre-compress or roll up any mattress in their line. Here are the big three reasons why:

  1. The Saatva Classic Mattress is not loaded up with excessive layers of polyurethane foam that can mash down over time, won’t lose its springiness and support, and trap heat. Plant based memory foam is used in the design right up top where you need it for comfort and cushiness. A much firmer high density foam is used along the edges so you can sit comfortably without sliding off.
  2. Using two separate coil systems, one a recycled tempered steel continuous coil and the other a pocket coil suspension, provide better support, proper spine alignment, and easy turning- resulting in more restorative sleep.
  3. Offers a recognizable, traditional feel that is livelier and more yielding, not stiff like many all foam options.

Saatva is an Austin and New York City based company that strictly sells their mattresses online. They are not for sale in brick and mortar retail stores or in malls. They build just three mattresses that include The Saatva Classic Mattress (the most popular model) relying on a unique configuration of two separate coil modules built into them to deliver better support and a more responsive sensation.

The Saatva Classic Mattress: Components And Materials Analysis

In my Saatva Classic Mattress review, I also wanted to demonstrate why purchasing a mattress online that is not rolled, mashed down, and compressed, might be a consideration for you.

The Saatva Classic Mattress combines two layers of pocket coils, two layers of a high density foam, and a layer of memory foam. You can choose from three firmness options, unlike most online mattress brands, including Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm.

After testing, I found that The Plush Soft is about 4 on a 10-point firmness scale where 10 is extremely firm), the Luxury Firm falls at about 5-7, and the Firm version falls at about 7-8.

*Note: For bigger bodies and couples, I recommend opting for the Luxury Firm and Firm option, as the softest model might be too soft when cuddling in the middle and at the edge.

I found The Saatva Classic Mattress to be refreshingly simple in design, not stuffed with questionable filler material, and less prone to failure down the road, unlike other brands.

The different firmness level options do not involve softer or firmer layers of foam or pulling out extra padding on top, but rather varying the level of firmness and springiness of the two coil systems built inside.

It’s not uncommon for me to see manufacturers “stuff” their mattress designs with low quality foams or even pressed scrap garment fiber simply to give the appearance of height, enhancing the perceived value by consumers, without offering any benefit to the comfort and support of the mattress.

The Saatva Classic Mattress is designed so that only useful components, which can’t pack down or settle over time- are included in your mattress.

The brand has another quiet secret that many consumers don’t realize, that’s pretty unusual: their mattresses are delivered unrolled, uncompressed, and not mashed down.

This preserves the integrity of the components, including the pillow top foams, the pocket coils, and the innerspring core at the bottom. A Saatva Classic Mattress arrives at your home in the precise condition in which it left the work bench at the factory.

You don’t have to handle heavy boxes, unroll and stretch out a smashed mattress.

Having designed and sold many models of my own mattresses that had an innerspring core, I have to agree with some aspects of this. When you are dealing with metal coils that are wound to provide tension to allow for a lifetime of “springiness”, mashing them flat can defeat that very function.

All of their products are shipped to your door just as they left the factory by Saatva’s network of delivery crews who personally install and setup each mattress. The cost for this is included in the price you pay for the mattress. A queen costs $1,696, and a king costs $2,079.

The Saatva Classic Mattress is also available in two height options: 11.5 inches and 14.5 inches. While the 11.5-inch version falls in the average thickness range, the 14.5-inch option is high-profile, so it may require deeper sheets.

This review will discuss the Saatva Classic Mattress in details, including how it’s made, how it performs, prices, customer service, warranty, and shipping information.

Instead of relying on a “cake recipe” of stack of never ending foam slabs, Saatva’s technology relies on a pocketed coil layer and a flexible continuous coil system that contours your body and provides pinpoint comfort, pressure relief and support. So, that’s two layers of coils, one for underlying long term support and lift, the upper section for motion transfer reduction, weight distribution, and comfort.

The pillow top piece is quilted with an organic fabric along with memory foam, and there is layer of pressure absorbing foam directly underneath, but there is no foam used in the foundation or in the supportive part of the design.

The Saatva Classic Mattress can support up to 300 lbs. on either side, so it’s ideal for couples yet soft and yielding enough for people with differing preferences. It is available in your choice of Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, or Firm options, each being slightly different due to tensioning of the innerspring coils inside. (Note: I personally preferred the plush soft because of my shoulder and hip pain)

All three of the options are designed to be more durable than a typical all foam mattress, less subject to depressions, and to deliver continuous lift and support without forming impressions over time, as warranted in the company’s 15 year warranty.

All of the components used in the production of this mattress are made in the USA, down to the fabric, thread, and foam components used in its construction.

Saatva Classic Mattress Reviews: It’s Considered A Luxury Brand, But Why Is It Not Overpriced?

The Saatva Classic Mattress is not sold in retail stores and can only be purchased online, so you can’t personally test them out before you buy. They also don’t pre-compress and mash their mattresses and stuff them in a box. Hmmm- quite a different business model that what I’m used to seeing.

I’ve tested hundreds of foam slabs that have been mashed and rolled, and was eager to watch my sample Saatva be brought inside in the original box and setup by a two man team. Very professional, no issues there at all.

Actually, I’ve known about Saatva for many years, and they were competitors of mine when I had my own brand of online mattresses called Habitat Furnishings. So, I was pretty eager to put this brand through the paces.

At $1696 in queen, I discovered that it’s about a third of the price of higher end “luxury” retail brands that in my opinion, can’t quite deliver on underlying support, pain and pressure relief issues, or durability. Saatva offers a straight up lifetime warranty that covers the defects that are pretty typical, like indentations and wear and tear.

Each mattress is handmade by an in-house staff of craftspeople at one of Saatva’s 18 facilities located strategically in the US, and each customers mattress is placed into a standard full size mattress sized box corresponding to size, hand delivered, and setup in your home, untouched and in original factory size and shape.

Here’s are a few of the quick thoughts I came away with after reviewing The Saatva Classic Mattress:

  • Option of three firmness levels, which keeps you from feeling like you’ve rolled the dice and eliminates buyer’s remorse. Saatva experiences lower return rates due to this. Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, or Firm.
  • Great for couples, chronic pain and pressure (choose as soft as you can take it for pain), primarily because of two synchronized coil systems inside. Most brands have only one unit. Also has additional tensioning wire support frame in coil unit that provides gentle, piston like lumbar support.
  • Your nose is next to an organic cotton pillow top fabric, not buried in synthetic materials that include chemically treated fire barriers.
  • You can sit on the edge of The Saatva Classic without sliding off or sinking. This was an important part of my Saatva Classic Mattress review, as all foam mattresses typically provide poor edge support.
  • Turning is effortless (even on the Plush Soft version) keeping light sleepers asleep, instead of tossing and waking up their partner. This was a big bullet point for me.
  • Free shipping, setup, removal of old bed. If you can’t handle lugging a mattress around, it’s a really cool feature and benefit of the Saatva Brand, and there is not additional fee for the service.

According to Saatva, a mattress relying largely on a coil design, and using minimal amounts of foam layers, lasts much longer, is far more supportive and durable, and is an investment rather than a repetitive purchase. It is surprisingly very affordable ($1,696 for a queen sized Saatva Classic Mattress).

I compared to big box brands like Sealy, Simmons, and Serta, and even their Black models (premium versions) were far more expensive and didn’t include dual innerspring systems.

Built with a lot of design emphasis on the pillow top section, it’s engineered to offer an initial body soothing sensation that cradles you just enough to put you to sleep and keep you there.

With breathable organic cotton that is quilted to respond and react to body movements, it’s hand quilted and assembled by American craftspeople.

The company also provides something unusual that I really like, as a mattress designer myself Instead of using a chemically soaked fire barrier material, Saatva uses a natural, thistle pulp fiber based fabric which meets strict fire barrier codes required for all mattresses.

Take a look at my in depth report and the results of my personal Saatva Classic Mattress review.

Saatva Classic Mattress Review: Test Results And Performance Characteristics

According to the Saatva website, the model we tested, their “luxury firm” model, is the most frequently purchased version. We tested and reviewed it and rated it 6.5 out of 10 on our firmness scale, and also ranked it based on 1-10 scores (10 being stellar, 5 being fair) based on performance variables that help to determine comfort and support for several scenarios (solo sleeper, couples, heavier people, edge support and more), customer support, length of trial period, warranty.

Results Summary: The Saatva Classic Mattress performed better than comparable models I’ve reviewed tested, including The Beautyrest Black Mattress series, which can cost up to $3500.

The Saatva Classic Mattress: Review And Report By 25 Year Industry Pro

I reviewed The Saatva Classic Mattress in a simulated bedroom environment with solo sleepers and couples (mattress placed on solid deck surface of platform bed, queen size). All of the ratings were based on averages of the subjects who participated, and data for reviews was also obtained by evaluating actual owner reviews found on different third party review web sites.

1. Overall Comfort– initial feel, level of immersion, initial body contact experience, choose from Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm options overall rating for all three 9
2. Support– spine alignment, pain relief, pressure relief in 30 minutes or less 9
3. Solo Sleeper– overall impressions with comfort, ease of turning, back and side 8.5
4. Couple Experience- sink in middle, snuggling rating, motion transfer 9
5. Edge Support– as experienced by 190lb test subject 10
6. Intimacy– for cuddling, sleeping together near center, and bounciness 9
7. Bounce, Motion Transfer, And Liveliness 9.5
8. Cost Value– 1-10 rating based on the quality and value compared to other brands 9.5
9. Trial Period, Warranty, And General Customer Service Appeal 10
10. Shipping And Delivery Experience– ease of delivery, ship time, setup 10

Overall Rating Of The Saatva Classic Mattress: 9.4 Excellent

Considerations: Might be pricier for some, though comparable to many bed in a box brands, but with more emphasis on a traditional innerspring feel which is highly popular.

Major Pros: Far longer lifespan without risk of compression or indentations due to dual innerspring components.

Saatva Classic Mattress Review: Analysis Of 10 Data Point Test

1. Overall Comfort: 9 out of 10

Since The Saatva Classic Mattress is available in three different firmness options, each of the models is going to feel a bit different. The options are Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm. Based on our firmness scale of 10 offering minimal compression and immersion, and 1 being plush, cradling and very body contouring, I would rank them as follows:

  • Plush Soft: 4.5 out of 10, immersive, easily compressible, sinks significantly at hips and shoulder, but not excessive. Owners reviewing online report that turning and edge support is pretty good (note that all three models have a perimeter foam edge for sitting and transfer support that is the same on all three models). Definitely had what I’d call a “panda’s belly” feel which was nice.
  • Luxury Firm: I’d give it a 6.5 out of 10, this models offers significant resistance when you bury your fist into it, and has about half of the immersion when on your side than the plush soft version. If you want firm but still seek some yielding and give that makes it easier to move and change positions, or if you are a light sleeper, or a couple who tends to gather in the middle of the mattress, this option is a great choice.
  • Firm: A solid 8 out of 10, quite firm, little immersion, though still easy on hips and shoulders because of the pillow top design. If you are a back sleeper, a larger person or couple, or if you have slept on traditional firmer innerspring mattresses before, this is a good option. For couples though, especially if one person prefers a slightly softer option, opt for the Luxury Firm version.

2. Support: 9 out of 10

All three versions of the Saatva Classic Mattress are made with identical components except for modifications in the top layer of pocketed coils. Underneath the pillow top in each version of firmness is a layer of CertiPUR-US®  certified high-density memory foam followed by a few hundred individual 14.5-gauge coils (884 in a queen) and what Saatva calls its ‘active wire’.

Both the memory foam and the “active wire” are responsible for enhancing support and providing pressure relief. Meanwhile, the individual coils work together to contour to your body’s shape and movements, as well as providing breathability and better airflow.

I have lower back issues and during my Saatva Classic Mattress review, found that after about an hour while on my back, that the reason I was experiencing less pain was that the pocketed coil component near the top was pushing back enough to give me support. This probably meant that I wasn’t experiencing muscle fatigue and lactic acid buildup- a typical problem with all foam mattresses.

I’d rate Saatva overall as being one of the most conscientious brands as far as their ability to develop new models that consistently offer superior support. While The Saatva Classic is ideal for anyone seeking an alternative to the high priced big name retail brands in stores, they offer other models, including The Saatva HD Mattress, specifically designed to support larger people, and couples with higher combined weights of 400lbs and more.

A video capture showing hand impression on the pillowtop section of a Saatva Classic Mattress.

Most owners who have done their own in home Saatva Classic Mattress review describe the mattress as highly supportive, restful, and ideal for back sleepers if you choose the firmer 2 options.

Even the Plush Soft owners, however, indicated despite the softer and loftier initial feel up top, the mattress provided lifting and elevating support.

Another topic that we noticed in owner verified reviews was that in the unlikely event of the return of their Saatva Classic Mattress, few if any mentioned negative remarks concerning support, but rather other reasons.

For spine alignment, neck positioning, and leg support, The Saatva Classic Mattress outperformed virtually any other brand of mattress I’ve reviewed, whether sold in retail stores or online. This is due to the use of the continuous coil superstructure at the very bottom of the mattress which is super effective at pushing weight to the side and away from your body.

Combining that feature with the independent pocket coil just above, which control small areas of pressure and movement much like the keys on a piano, the total effect provides for better pressure and pain relief no matter what position you are lying.

If you are a belly sleeper, though, most owner reviews seem to prefer the two firmer options so that you don’t end up “swaybacked” while immersed in the torso area- the plush option is probably not the best fit unless you weigh less than 130-140 pounds. Opt for the medium or firmest versions if you are a belly/side sleeper, otherwise simply use my guidelines based on sleep position preference.

The Saatva Classic Mattress provides what I believe to be the most optimized support qualities in virtually any mattress I’ve reviewed. This means that there was a lot of thought put into not just the ingredients of the mattress, but how it was laid out and designed.

3. Solo Sleeper: 8.5

If you are on the hunt for a really luxurious mattress that you are going to keep a while, and you want to make a mattress investment rather than just a purchase, this mattress should likely be a strong consideration.

For the money, at $1,695 in queen, and $2,120 in king, I found that you experience going more discernible comfort and more buoyant support than any luxury innerspring brand you can find online, or even in retail settings.

When you compare popular foam mattresses sold in a “bed in a box” format, you might find brands that sell for right around $600-800, but anything that will deliver worthy comfort and support, and won’t compress or mash down over time might be hard to find.

The worst part is, that as a solo sleeper, you’ll need to either get some help to move to maneuver your pre-compressed mattress, which is going to be wedged inside of a tight box, to get in on your bed frame. My Saatva Classic Mattress review was a lot different that dealing with a conventional bed in a box, because there is no waiting time or having to flop the mattress up and down to help it expand.

A bed in a box mattress can still weigh 80-125 lbs, and if you are by yourself, it’s a lot of work, much more so that in the lovingly edited videos which show couples or two guys manhandling their scrunched up mattress out of the box. The Saatva brand offers a totally upside down concept- even with online shipping.

Saatva does not compress and roll up their mattresses. If you order The Saatva Classic Mattress, it will arrive in exactly the same configuration it was in while it was being handcrafted for your order. Shipping is free and included in the price, as is in home setup.

As part of what the company describes as White Glove setup, every customer also has the option to have their old mattress removed at no charge. Honestly, if you are a solo sleeper, free shipping, setup, and old mattress removal is a real value added proposition.

Say you ordered a “bed in a box” slab of foam kind of mattress, but wanted to hire a setup service to install your mattress and take away your old mattress. The cost could easily top $250, and in some settings, such as New York or San Francisco, we were quoted as much as $500 or more for this service.

4. Couple Experience: 9 out of 10

Keep in mind that we reviewed a queen size Saatva Classic Mattress and also sampled many online reviews as well as conducted our own testing for couples. From a comfort perspective, depending upon which level of firmness you choose, couples responded highly to snuggling and spaced apart sleeping, describing the mattress with comments like “inviting, with no sense of crowding or getting stuck”, and experiencing a comfortable level of immersion without feeling trapped.

I’ve reviewed hundred of foam mattresses that are the typical variety of “bed in a box” style where couples find it difficult to find a mattress where this a tradeoff between settling on too firm an option to keep from collapsing in the middle.

That’s why the “good old reliable” innerspring concept has stood the test of time and mattress engineers at Saatva realized that you cannot roll up and mash down certain kinds of coil systems without damaging them, something I’ve found to be true also.

For couples who prefer a much firmer sleep surface, the Firm option is certainly going to belly up to the bar. I’ve built custom mattresses for people who claim that they have never been able to find a mattress firm enough to accommodate them, particularly when they are plus sized people.

And while Saatva’s HD Mattress is specifically designed for this market, the Saatva Classic Mattress offers a slightly less rigid option-but still firmer than almost any other hybrid I’ve reviewed tested after 25 years in the business.

Why the 8 out of 10 then? If anything, for most couples the softer, more plush model is likely going to be way too soft, as it is fairly immersive and not a good option. The Luxury Firm and Firm versions totally make up the difference, though and are ideal even when couples are snuggled up in the middle.

5. Edge Support: 10 out of 10

Singlehandedly the best edge support over all that I’ve seen for any mattress, regardless of type, including hybrid and all foam mattresses. Saatva uses a high density foam “rail” that wraps the entire perimeter of the mattress to provide excellent support for sitting and getting in and out of bed.

In my Saatva Classic Mattress review, I pointed out the the design includes solid edge support, largely due to an innovative
Saatva uses a stiff high density foam edge so you don’t sink or slide off. This also increase usable surface area on the mattress.

The rigid foam rail built into the side of the Saatva Classic Mattress provides support when sitting or transferring, and it also prevents deterioration and mashing of the pillow top and pocketed coil edge.

The continuous coil unit does not have sit directly at the edge of the mattress either, and the foam rail contains it to prevent damage to the outer fabric.

It is unlikely that you will find this feature in any rolled and compressed bed in a box option because mashing and compression could easily damage this component.

People with disabilities should also consider this mattress as a viable option. You can also check out my Best Mattress For People With Disabilities page for enhanced information. It’s one of few options that include free shipping, setup service, and removal of existing bedding, and Saatva also offers a full line of products like sheets, mattress protectors, adjustable bases, and other top of the bed products.

6. Sex And Intimacy: 9 out of 10

Actually, 7 out of 10 is not bed for an intimacy rating, as people who consider this an important option when mattress shopping re pretty picky. Generally, more bouncy surfaces like Natural Latex Mattresses are preferred as are mattresses with better immersive qualities, allowing for better “grip” on bodies, as sliding around on a mattress during intimacy is generally a negative factor.

For cuddling in the middle, all three versions of The Saatva Classic Mattress are pretty decent, though and unless this consideration is super important, I’d still consider it. Some reviewers have mentioned that if they prefer a firmer mattress for intimacy, they opt for the Luxury Firm or Firm options.

7. Bounce, Liveliness, And Motion Transfer: 9.5 out of 10

We found that the Saatva Classic Mattress offer noteworthy benefits when it comes to dampening motion transfer, a common complaint from couples, especially when there are light sleepers and restless sleepers in the mix.

The pilowtop section, which has quilted form an and organic outer fabric covering, has a lot of motion dampening ability. Generally mattresses made with smooth-top coverings, where the fabric is not quilted and is very thin, will transfer motion directly to the surface.

Many people want a mattress with a lot of bounce and spring action to it, as it is much easier to turn on surfaces that are highly responsive. For excellent motion dampening, though, pillowtop mattress are hard to beat. When you combine a pillow top mattress with an innerspring support system you create the perfect storm of subtle bounciness without the jiggle factor that keeps light sleepers awake.

8. Cost vs. Value Delivered: 9.5 out of 10

If you’ve read anything online at all about Saatva Mattresses, you already know that is considered a luxury online brand. You can’t buy them in retail stores, though the company makes it extremely easy to order a mattress online, have it shipped and set up in your home, and offers an outstanding, 365 day no questions asked trial period.

When you consider the cost, and factor in the concierge level delivery and the complimentary setup service you receive, I find the value of The Saatva Classic Mattress to be extremely high. Also, with a lifetime warranty that covers workmanship and defects (including depressions, rutting, and upholstery), online reviews by actual owners reflect confidence and trust in the brand.

9. Trial Period, Warranty, Customer Service 10 out of 10

Trustpilot review screen grab on April 13, 2023

One advantage I liked about Saatva’s delivery and setup service was their use of 15 strategically located factories which increases efficiency and speeds up delivery time.

The turnaround time of 9-21 days to receive your mattress is acceptable considering each mattress is made to order and not rolled and compressed, collecting dust in a dusty warehouse.

The customer service experience on the back end was also something I thought was pretty good. Excellent chat and phone support, and very responsive if you need tracking or delivery support, too.

They keep a staff of “sleep guides” available by phone as well that can help you with questions or preference decisions.

10. Shipping And Delivery Experience 10 out of 10

Shipping and delivery is typically reliable with most online mattress companies, but with enhanced services, the ability to coordinate production and scheduling in home setup services takes some effort. I did it for years with my own online mattress companies.

Even more difficult is handling COI’s (certificates of insurance) often required by co-ops, apartment buildings, and condos before a delivery can be made. Saatva will handle that for you provided you send them a copy of the building COI prior to delivery date, a really nice feature that takes the consumer out of the loop.

Why The Saatva Classic Mattress’s Unique Double Suspension Design Provides Better Support And Improves Restorative REM Sleep

The Saatva Classic Mattress is pretty different than a typical “bed in a box” option primarily due to the use of two opposing coils systems that provide buoyant support and a little bit of a lively feel- rather than a dead memory foam sensation.

The use of pocket coils above an additional superstructure of firmer, tempered steel coils is pretty innovative and my experience with this kind of design prevents sinking and makes turning effortless. Being able to change positions during the night without waking improves REM sleep, which provides energy and is the deepest level of sleep, when restorative activities occur in the brain and in the body.

An NIH backed study further suggested that medium to medium firm mattresses can improve overall sleep quite dramatically, in fact.

Ten years ago, the big difference with innerspring mattress design was the lack of attention to edge support and to zoned areas of the body that needed better overall “pushback” to give better support.

The Saatva Classic Mattress has a 3″ quilted Eurotop with organic cotton exterior. The dual coil suspension provides rapid active ventilation and keeps you cool without chemical based foam layers.

We investigated how The Saatva Classic Mattress can vary in firmness, since the importance of having a softer and inviting initial body contact feel right up top was one of the hallmarks of the brand. Regardless of which level of firmness you choose, Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, or Firm, you’ll get similar pressure and pain relief, even if you and your partner weight up to 200 lbs. each or so.

I’ll be honest, for bigger bodies and larger couples, I’d recommend checking out The Saatva HD Mattress since it is specifically designed with a stiffer coil structure and design approach to prevent collapsing into the middle of your mattress. This often a failure of big retail brands, and many dissatisfied customers return so-called luxury innerspring mattresses because of this flaw.

The Saatva Classic Mattress was created to deliver body conforming comfort on a more durable and longer lasting mattress.

Because it doesn’t rely on layer upon layer of foam, it can provide better weight distribution and pressure relief by offering both a motion dampening superstructure at the bottom along with pinpointed, body conforming cushiness and support up to.

The primary concern with many all foam mattresses sold online in a “bed in a box” format is that they tend to compress or develop ruts and indentations, especially when used as a primary mattress, for couples, and by heavier people.

By using carbon steel, “coil on coil” construction, along with a 3″ pillow top section to control the degree of firmness in the mattress, you can choose between 3 differing options.

Because of this design, changing positions is much easier than on foam mattresses, where you often need to dig your way out, especially in situations where couples tend to migrate towards the center of the mattress.

The Saatva Classic Mattress also has a built in perimeter foam edge rail, and we found that sitting and transfer is really easy, unlike foam mattresses, where sliding off your mattress is a fairly common online complaint.

Safer, Chemical Free Foams, Recycled Steel, And Organic Cotton Fabric

When a customer places an online order for a Saatva Classic Mattress, it is custom made to order in one of their 15 facilities in the USA.

The outer fabric is organic cotton, and all foam materials, including those used in the quilted pillow top, the memory foam layer, and the high density foam used in the perimeter edge foam which wraps the entire mattress, is safe, clean and purchased from vendors using Certi-PurUS® foams.

For the two coil systems used in the design, including the pocketed coils near the top, and the superstructure underneath, recycled tempered steel is used.

Since minimal amounts of polyurethane foam and most of the support and comfort layers rely on the coil system, The Saatva Classic Mattress is a good option as a hypoallergenic sleep surface that feels luxurious, but is offered at an affordable cost.

Available In Two Different Heights, For Taller Or More Petite People

The Saatva Classic Mattress is available in three different levels of firmness, which helps you dial in a more customized feel. The company also offers each of the three firmness option in two different heights as well. Often, people 5’4″ or under have a bit more of a difficult time getting in and out of a tall mattress, especially when you place it on top of a foundation and the underlying frame or platform.

I always advise doing a test yourself, and find out the ideal finished height, the height of everything stacked up, so that you can comfortably get in and out of bed (this is called transfer ability). Saatva also sells several foundation and adjustable base options here to choose from as well to pair with The Saatva Classic Mattress.

Dramatically Increase Your Comfort With A Saatva Adjustable Base Bed Frame Or Upholstered Platform Bed When You Buy A Saatva Classic Mattress

The Saatva Adjustable Base can be a standalone option, or it can fit into an upholstered bed base to conceal the mechanics.

A Saatva Adjustable Base allows you to elevate the head or foot section of your mattress, greatly improving comfort. It’s also great for GERD, leg pain, and finding the sweet spot if you have back pain.

I’ve tested many brands of adjustable bases, and sold thousands of them before I got out of the retail game and started reviewing them.

The Saatva Adjustable Base costs $1,245 for a queen unit, $1,745 in king, or $2,095 for a split king setup. This includes free delivery, setup, and installation.

Just FYI,, other companies sell adjustable bases for a bit less, but it’s up to you to either drag the box inside, put the system together, sync the remotes, and move the base into position.

For the money, getting an adjustable base when you buy your Saatva Classic Mattress makes the process simple and less expensive.

Read, Write, Work Or Relax On Your Saatva Classic Mattress With A Saatva Adjustable Base

The Saatva Classic Mattress can be used on an adjustable base because it is built on a hinged innerspring system that can articulate at any point.
A queen adjustable base at left, and a split king adjustable base setup at right.

If you order a king size base with a king mattress, the installation team will sync up two split king bases together. If you choose a split king option, you will need to purchase split king mattresses.

You can read more about mattress sizes here. The split king option gives you independent control of your side of the mattress if you share a bed. When flat, the two mattresses are seamless together. You can use split king sheets, too.

Handcrafted And Upholstered Bed Frames For Your Saatva Classic Mattress

Saatva Classic Mattress can be used with any solid bed frame, platform bed, deck, or adjustable base.
Saatva offers four fully upholstered bed frames as well as an adjustable base option that can fit inside the bed frames.

Saatva offers four distinctively handcrafted platform beds that are crafted from solid hardwood, upholstered in a variety of fabrics, and require no box spring or foundation.

You simply place your Saatva Classic Mattress (also accommodates any other brand with recommended heights of 10″ or taller) directly on top of a system of extra thick plywood slats.

There are multiple support legs in the center area of the frame to prevent sinking, and the perimeter edges are fully upholstered as is the headboard.

After comparing with other brands, I found that Saatva’s platform bed prices are really affordable, at $1,695 for queen, and $1,895 for a king unit.

Note that shipping and in home installation and setup is totally free and included in price.

Saatva bed frames are available in three durable, stain resistant fabric options.

You can choose from three bed frame models, and then choose from three fabric options including Graphite Vintage Velvet, Taupe Vintage Velvet, or Natural Linen. Click here to check out the beds in all sizes, including free shipping.

I’ve reviewed a lot of upholstered bed frames, and Saatva’s use of solid hardwoods and premium fabrics- in my opinion, rivals resort grade products that are made to last. You can check out my Platform Beds And Foundations page for more information and other brands.

You can also use a Saatva adjustable base with any of the upholstered bed frames, as the unit will fit precisely inside the edges and operate independently with its remote control unit.

During the free setup and delivery service, the frame is setup without the slats so that the adjustable base simply drops into the opening of the bedframe.