Saatva Mattresses

I’ve received a few comments about Saatva mattresses.  A lot of people wonder about these mattresses because the company doesn’t have any stores and you can’t really try out the mattresses before buying them.  While that sounds like something you should be a little concerned with, you shouldn’t be.  First, the company has the best and easiest return policy in the industry.  You can try out the mattress for 30 days and if you don’t like it, you can simply return it free of charge.  All you would be responsible for is the original shipping cost.  The company is well known for their customer service, so you can be very much rest assured that there is no risk at all in buying a mattress from them.

I bought my mattress from Saatva a few months ago.  I can say after a few months that the mattress has been really good.  The main thing I’ve noticed is that I don’t wake up in the middle of the night anymore.  This helps me get a complete night of sleep and makes me feel very well rested when I wake up in the morning.  With that being said, it’s been a major benefit to my life to sleep so well.  You don’t really think about it very often, but a great mattress can really have an awesome effect on your life.  For that reason alone, I would recommend buying this mattress.  The company was great to deal with, but I’m sure you will read that from the various reviews you see across the Internet.  In my opinion, all those reviews are pretty accurate.  You can’t believe everything you read, but I can at least say my experience has been very positive.  It feels great to sleep on it and I sleep a lot better now.  What else could you ask for in a mattress?

Speaking of reviews, I read a few ones that helped push me over the edge to buy the mattress.  I will link to them below.  Happy hunting.

Pricegrabber probably has the highest number of Saatva Mattress Reviews.


Factors to Consider When Getting a Luxury Mattress

I assume at this point you are seriously considering getting a luxury mattress.  I think that is a good choice as I believe the value that you get is much greater than the value you get from buying a traditional mattress.  In this article I will go through a few things you should seriously look at before buying a luxury mattress.

Return Policy

A luxury mattress is a big investment that you shouldn’t take lightly.  You should therefore make sure you are getting a good return policy if you are buying one.  Companies that offer great return policies are pretty confident in their product, so you can be rest assured that you are getting a high quality product.  Just in case it’s not right for you, it’s good to know that you can return the mattress without having to pay exorbitant return fees.


You should do some independent research and learn how to interpret the different aspects to the specifications of mattresses.  Learn what things like coil count mean and you will be in a better position make a much more informed decision.

Comparison Charts

Once you understand what the different terms are and what the different aspects of specs means, you should do a little searching and find mattress comparison charts.  These charts will lay out the basics for you and directly compare in an objective way the differences between mattresses that you are considering.  This is the best way to make direct comparisons without spending a night sleeping on each mattress you are looking into.

Price Range

You should have a set price range in mind before you make a purchasing decision.  Also keep in mind that mattress companies have sales all the time.  Also keep in mind that buying online can save you up to 50% off your mattress.  With such a big ticket item as a luxury mattress, that means significant savings for you.  Overall, have a price range in mind and then do your best to find the best deal for you.

Independent Reviews

If you do a little research on the Internet, you can find a bunch of sites that provide really good and detailed independent reviews of the mattresses that you are looking at.  What’s the Best Mattress is probably the most active mattress site and will be the most helpful for you.  Whatever sites you look at, it’s important to read the testimonials of people who have purchased the mattresses that you are thinking about buying.

Standard Components of a Luxury Mattress

There are a very large number of mattress types on the market today, and even luxury mattresses have lots of variations that make them unique.  However, most luxury mattresses contain certain characteristics that make them stand out over lesser quality ones.  Here I present a few common characteristics that you can expect to find in the best luxury mattresses.

Pillow top (Euro or non-Euro)

Consistently appearing in most luxury mattresses is some form of pillow top.   A pillow top adjusts to the pressure points of your body, which thus provides an enhanced level of comfort and a “floating-like” sleep experience.  The pillow top is also very effective in decreasing neck and back pain because it has an extra layer of cushioning that adjusts to the back, hips, and shoulders.  For these reasons, pillow tops have become associated with the finest luxury mattresses in the market.  The Euro pillow top is even more luxurious because it keeps its shape longer and provides an extra layer of comfort and support.

High coil count

While this isn’t always the case, luxury mattresses generally have a higher coil count.  Having a higher coil count doesn’t always necessarily mean a mattress is better than one with a lesser coil count, but more luxurious mattresses tend to have a higher coil count.  The coils usually contour and respond to your body shape and provide a tremendous amount of support and comfort that goes a long way in providing a great night’s sleep. There are some great mattresses that have a lower coil count, but they have other great components to them that make them so great.  In general, however, the higher the coil count, the better the mattress quality.

Edge and Base Support

The really great mattresses have ultra-premium support systems, both on the base and along the edge of the bed.  Certain great mattresses have a lumbar support system that is made from memory foam that provides additional stress relief and comfort.  The base of the mattress sometimes contains a steel coil support system.  This adds an extra level of durability of the mattress.  No matter what the exact components are, edge and base support of some kind show up in all of the best luxury mattresses.

Memory Foam Component

There are a lot of complaints about memory foam mattresses, but most luxury mattresses have some sort of memory foam component to them.  The memory foam helps the mattress contour to your body and relieve any pressure and tension on your back, neck, and shoulders.  It makes the mattress truly comfortable and if you are sleeping with a partner, if he/she rolls around in the bed, you won’t notice the difference with a memory foam mattress.  Lots of people complain that memory foam mattresses get overheated, sag, and can smell at times.  Luxury mattresses usually have a component of memory foam that is very breathable and doesn’t face any of the disadvantages of the standard memory foam mattress.

Great Return Policy

The best mattresses should have a great return policy associated with them.  If a luxury mattress didn’t have a great return policy, you would have to wonder how great the mattress actually is.  Companies should be confident in their product and show their confidence by providing a great return policy.

What You Should Know Before Buying a Luxury Mattress

As I have mentioned before, going to a mattress store can be a confusing process that leads many people to buy the wrong mattress for them.  It is therefore very critical to know exactly what you are looking for before you ever step into a store.  Mattress salespeople don’t always have your best interests in mind when they are helping you find a mattress.  The best way to combat that is to know exactly what you are looking for beforehand.  Here is a list of things you should know before you ever step into a mattress store.  I would also recommend considering buying online if you want to save a lot of money.


This seems obvious, but you might not be totally sure of what size is going to be the best for you.  You need to consider things like how much space you like to have in your bed, whether you will be sleeping with a partner, how big your room is and how much space you want for other furniture in the bedroom, etc.

Firmness Level

The most comfortable mattresses are soft, but soft mattresses tend to provide the least amount of support.  You need to figure out what side of the spectrum would be best for you.  Softer mattresses also tend to sag after a while.  Ideally, you would be able to find a mattress that feels really comfortable but is also very supportive.  These mattresses do exist, but they can be hard to find if you don’t do enough research.

Price Range

You should have a set price range in your head before you step into a store.  You should keep in mind a couple of things.  First, mattress stores are notorious for having lots of sales.  Keep an eye out for the next mattress sale and take advantage of it so you can save that extra money.  Secondly, if you buy a mattress online, you can save a lot of money.  Companies that sell online save on the costs of running a store, and they tend to pass those savings on to the customer.  You can get a great mattress up to 50% off what you would get at a retail store.

Pillowtop vs. Non-Pillow Top

The pillowtop  is a pillar of luxury mattresses.  If there is any way you can get a mattress with a pillow top, I would highly recommend that you do.  They make the mattresses that much more comfortable and they decrease the tension and pressure on your back, neck, and shoulders.

Memory Foam vs. Non-Memory Foam

Memory foam mattress are all the craze these days, but there are a lot of complaints about them.  Complaints such as odor, getting overheated, etc. are pretty common to hear from memory foam mattress owners.  Do your research to decide whether you really want a memory foam mattress.

Read Reviews of Different Brands

Lastly, make sure you read a lot of the reviews online of the different brands you are looking at.  There are a ton of sources out there for you to read, you just need to find them.  Be careful as I would estimate that one in three reviews is probably written by somebody affiliated with the company being reviewed.


Getting a new mattress is a serious investment.  It will have very noticeable effects on both your physical and mental health.  Getting a good night’s sleep could make the difference between performing well and poorly at your job on any given day.  Even if you don’t think you can afford one, you should give a luxury mattress serious consideration.  While you may pay a lot more upfront for a luxury mattress, ultimately it will be less expensive than a traditional mattress.  This is for many reasons.  Luxury mattresses last much longer than traditional mattresses, so you won’t have to buy a new one for a long time.  If your mattress lasts 10 years and a traditional mattress lasts 5 years, doesn’t that make the luxury mattress half as expensive?  Also, luxury mattresses will do wonders for your overall health.  You won’t need to see a chiropractor if you have a great, supportive luxury mattress.  You might have to if you have just a standard traditional mattress.

Luxury mattresses can be affordable if you look in the right places.  For one, mattress stores are known for having sales quite often.  Find out when these stores have their sales and see if you can’t get a big discount on a very nice mattress.  Furthermore, there are some companies that sell their mattresses online.  They cut out the middleman when they do that and they save on the costs that are incurred when running a physical retail store.  They then pass along those savings along to the consumer and you get to buy a really great mattress at up to 50% off what you would get at a normal retail store.  The message I’m conveying to you is that buying a luxury mattress doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive.

My advice to you would also be to do your research ahead of time before you ever try to go to a mattress tore.  Mattress salespeople have certain incentives to push certain mattresses over others, so they might not always have your best interests in mind.  Furthermore, a lot of the terms thrown out in the mattress industry are difficult to understand unless you do research beforehand.  There are a lot of great resources on the Internet that can help you learn these terms and figure out what type of mattress might be best suited for you.  I would definitely suggest spending the time on those sites, learning what you need to know, and then going to a store only after you know exactly what type of mattress you want (or still consider buying online).