We received a Saatva mattress to review. All opinions are my own.
A couple months ago, we received a new mattress to try. I wasn’t sure I wanted to try a new mattress – I like my current one very much. But you never know, right?! So we moved forward with Saatva and gave their affordable luxury mattress a try.
Here’s what I liked about this mattress:
It’s has an organic cotton cover pillow top. Organic mattresses are hard to find and often expensive, too. The organic cotton topper was a definite bonus.
You can “build” out your mattress on the website. It’s very easy and clear to use – you can choose the size, firmness, frame, etc., all in one place.
It comes in three firmness levels. I was unsure which one to order, so I went with the mid-range (Luxury Firm). More on this towards the bottom of my post, because ultimately it was too firm for my tastes.
They have different mattress heights. I liked the idea of a “taller” mattress (it looks fancier), so I went with a king size mattress with a 14.5″ height (normally, they’re 11.5″).
Unlike the “bed in a box” format that so many mattresses come in these days, this mattress is actually delivered and set up by real humans (other than yourself, ha). Now, let me clear – I loooove the “bed in a box” mattresses that we have. BUT…the one thing I don’t love about them is that they stink when you first unpackage them. This mattress is good to go (no weird off-gassing odors when it arrives).
It’s pretty! I know, it’s usually covered in sheets…but it’s so pretty.
Here’s what I didn’t like about this mattress:
Unfortunately, I think the “Luxury Firm” was too firm for me. I actually woke up sore after my first night’s sleep on it. Which was too bad because I wanted to love it from day one. I decided to give it some more time, and that helped…I wasn’t sore again, and after a couple weeks I didn’t notice the firmness. But I also never really took to it the way I did my other mattress.
Also (and this is totally my own fault), I would pick the normal height next time. My sheets, even with their deep pockets, didn’t want to stay put on this taller mattress. But I did like the look of it…just know that you might need different sheets to accomodate a taller mattress height.
So in the end, I ended up swapping it back for my other mattress. That said, my husband and kids liked this one just fine – so, as with all mattresses, it really comes down to your own comfort and what you prefer.
If you’re uncertain, the Saatva mattress comes with a 120-day trial, so you can sleep on it for months before having to decide if this mattress is for you or not.