Nowadays, people are lucky to be able to purchase a mattress online and to try it out for much longer than 5 or 10 minutes as in case of a regular store. And if they do not like the product for any reason, they can return it for a full refund. We’ve reviewed three popular models: Saatva, Loom and Leaf and Zenhaven to help you choose the one you will not want to return.
We looked through over one hundred reviews and evaluated different properties of each mattress to give you everything you need to make a decision. Besides comfort and proper support to keep your spine naturally aligned in any position, we assessed many other properties in each model.
Last Updated: Based on user reviews and their personal feelings, we came to a conclusion that although all three models by Saatva can be a good choice depending on personal needs and preferences, Zenhaven should get the first place since it is an all-natural, flippable and does a good job in most scenarios. Saatva is rated #2, while Loom and Leaf is #3.
In this review:
- The Comparison Results
- Mattress Comparison Features
The Comparison Results
|Zenhaven||Saatva||Loom and Leaf|
|Side Sleepers||Very Good (Good for heavier people)||Good||Very Good|
|Back Sleepers||Very Good||Very Good||Very Good|
|Stomach Sleepers||Good (Very Good for average weight)||Good||Good|
|Lower Back Pain Sufferers||Very Good||Very Good||Very Good|
|Neck and Shoulder Pain Sufferers||Very Good||Very Good||Very Good|
|Arthritis and Fibromyalgia||Good||Good||Good|
|Hot Sleepers||Very Good||Very Good||Good|
|Heavy People||Good (Very Good for back sleepers)||Very Good||Good (Very Good for side sleepers)|
|Thickness||10″||11 1/2″ and 14 1/2″||12″|
|Firmness||2 in 1: 4 (Luxury Plush) and Gentle Firm (7)||3 (Plush Soft), 5-7 (Luxury Firm) and 8 (Firm)||5-7 (Relaxed Firm) and 8 (Firm)|
|Durability||7+ years||6-7 years||6-7 years|
|Smell||Possible, dissipating in a couple days||Possible, dissipating within few days||Possible, dissipating in a couple days|
|Edge Support||Satisfactory||Very Good||Satisfactory|
|Noise||Very Good||Good||Very Good|
|Warranty||20 years||15 years||15 years|
We know that when investing in such a product you will want to be aware of its durability, warranty, materials and maybe an ability to relieve pain, stay cool or effectively isolate motion to ensure that you can peacefully relax for the whole night.
Although optimal firmness is a very subjective factor that depends on your preferences, weight and preferred sleeping style, it plays an important role in determining the comfort and support level and ensuring motion isolation, bounce, temperature neutrality and more.
We evaluated pressure relief, comfort, support and other qualities, such as suitability for different sleeping styles and weights, to find out which model is the best choice in every category. Our review is based not only on the objective properties of each model, but also on subjective impressions of many users.
So, which model will be the winner? Read more and find out for yourself!
1. Zenhaven – Best Overall Choice
Zenhaven is Saatva’s all-natural latex model for those who are not fans of the “memory foam feel” or innersprings. It will be an ideal choice for people who want only all-natural and organic materials for their bed. Sleeping on Zenhaven, you will feel both a pleasant comfort and responsive support. Zoned support keeps the spine well-aligned and prevents pain and stiffness.
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The eco-friendly Talalay latex used in several layers gives decent bounce; it is hypoallergenic and naturally resistant to microbes, dust mites and mold. An organic cotton cover and 100% organic wool add even more comfort.
This model is truly a luxury product sold at a reasonable price, because Saatva operates only online and makes their mattresses to order. It is also one of a few companies that offer free White Glove delivery and old bed removal.
To feel happy, side sleepers need great pressure relief, proper body alignment from head to toe and ability to wake up pain-free. Zenhaven’s softer side is a perfect choice for lightweight and average individuals, while heavier people can choose either side depending on personal preferences and the required level of support.
Since Zenhaven is offered in both as softer and slightly firmer variants, it will be easier to find the right firmness based one’s weight. Stomach sleepers need to check and see whether the mattress can keep the spine naturally aligned to prevent any lower back pain and restless nights.
The good news is that Zenhaven was received very good reviews from average-weight stomach sleepers. Most lightweight and heavy individuals also found it to be a good choice for them.
If you prefer to lie on your back, rejoice because Zenhaven will offer a perfect balance of pleasant comfort and contouring support no matter your weight! You can be sure that your body will be able to get a deep rest and your spine will be kept in a natural position throughout the night.
Lower Back Pain Sufferers
Zenhaven is perfect for alleviating and preventing back pain because it features 5-zone support and good pressure relief. It was achieved through layers of different density formed during the production process. The Luxury Plush side does a better job at alleviating pressure and pain.
Neck and Shoulder Pain Sufferers
Thanks to the close conforming, zoned support and excellent pressure-relieving properties of latex on the Luxury Plush side, any problems associated with lack of support or improper alignment will be gone.
Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
Latex is able to conform to the body without hugging you too much, while wool provides exceptional comfort. Since people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis often find it hard to switch positions and get in and out of the bed, they will appreciate the bounce and responsiveness of the latex layer.
Latex is a breathing material thanks to its porous structure. Combined with an organic cotton cover, the whole structure allows the air to freely flow through it. Overall, latex is good at controlling temperature and is a great choice for those who find memory foam beds too hot for them. Most users find Zenhaven cool and comfortable.
A latex mattress is a good choice for heavy and overweight individuals, because it has similar responsiveness and support as innersprings and does not sink in like most all-foam models. It is also more durable, which is important as it usually has to endure more stress when used by large or obese people.
Zenhaven proved to be an excellent choice for back sleepers in the heavy weight category. It also does a good job supporting and offering comfort in the other two sleeping positions.
Couples often find it hard to find the right firmness that will suit both of their needs and preferences. An ability to flip Zenhaven mattress will give partners a chance to test two firmness levels and see which one is the best one for the two. Partners with different weight should make sure that both receive enough support and feel comfortable.
Latex layer will also give that bounciness and responsiveness most couples are looking for. At the same time, they will not experience any noise or motion transfer that is usually associated with innersprings preferred by couples for their bounce effect. Zenhaven allows couples to have both a restful sleep and some fun when desired.
Latex is a perfect choice if you do not want to have dust mites and bacteria accumulate in your new bed or if you suffer from allergic reactions or asthma. This all-natural material is hypoallergenic, toxin-free, and resistant to dust mites. There are several layers of it in Zenhaven, along with an organic cotton cover. What’s not to love?
As the other two Saatva models, Zenhaven can be purchased in all standard sizes. To help you pick the right one, here are the dimensions of each size, including the popular King, Queen and Twin sizes.
|TWIN EXTRA LONG (XL)||38”||80”||10″|
Zenhaven is 10 inches thick, which is an average height. It has an organic cotton cover quilted with New Zealand wool on both sides. This 1-inch layer is flame-retardant, wicks away moisture and is breathing.
It is followed by a comfort layer made of 100% American Talalay latex. This natural material is durable, breathable, hypoallergenic and resistant to dust, mites and mold. It has an exclusive 5-zone design with a different density level in each zone to give the necessary support and pressure relief exactly where you need to achive superior spine alignment.
In the center, you will see a base layer that is also made of 100% American Talalay latex. The base layer is split in half, and each half has a different density to give the structure a different firmness level on each side. It serves as a support layer for the upper components and enhances spine alignment and support your body receives.
Below the base layer you can see another layer of 5-zone latex, but here it has a different firmness level, depending on its side. As was mentioned above, this layer is also topped with organic wool for more comfort.
One of the unique Zenhaven features is an ability to flip it and get a different firmness level. One side is a rated 4-5 out of 10 (Luxury Plush) and is preferred by most users, including lightweight individuals. The Gentle Firm (7-8) is slightly firmer and provides better support while still delivering comfort and pressure relief.
Thanks to natural latex in its construction, Zenhaven has prolonged service life and is likely to last for at least 7 years. Overall, latex is a very durable and naturally elastic. Since Zenhaven has 100% Talalay latex used for all layers, this should assure you in the long life of this model, which is backed up by a 20-year warranty.
Only a few people mentioned minor smell coming from Zenhaven in the first few days. This is because Zenhaven uses all-natural, organic materials, which are non-toxic and do not contain any chemical compounds.
Edge support in Zenhaven is reasonable, as in the majority of similar structures. Although it is rather comfortable to sit on its edge, if you tend to use the whole surface and lie on the edge, you will likely feel unsafe on the plush side. Overall, Zenhaven is on par with the other latex models.
Zenhaven can be used on your existing foundation or spring box that is intact and does not sag. As long as it’s still providing good support and is stable, you are good to go, including keeping your warranty in effect.
You can also purchase a mattress and foundation set to be confident that you receive all the benefits Zenhaven has to offer. An adjustable base is also an option with this model, which can be a great bonus for many.
Warranty and Delivery
Saatva Company, which produces and sells Zenhaven, offers free White Glove delivery, setup and old mattress removal. You will have 120 days to test your investment and see if you like it. If you find that it meets your needs and preferences, it will be covered by a 20-year warranty, otherwise, you can return it for a full refund.
- 15-year non-prorated warranty
- 120-night full refund trial period
- Free White Glove delivery and mattress removal
- Dual sided with two firmness options
- Responsive and bouncy
- All-natural latex and organic cotton and wool
- 5-zone support and pressure relief
- Relatively heavy to move
2. Saatva – Runner Up
Saatva is an affordable luxury innerspring model that features a coil-on-coil system. It has a Euro pillow top with an organic cotton cover. Its high-quality memory foam layer enhances lumbar area support and provides comfort and pressure relief.
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The base layer consists of tempered steel coils for prolonged durability and pocketed coils for contouring support. The coils are reinforced with foam along the perimeter to prevent the edges from sagging.
All the materials used in the mattress are eco-friendly. Saatva is offered in three firmness levels, each with two thickness options. Thus, there is a perfect fit for every sleeping style, weight category and taste.
Thanks to the pocketed coils that sit on a structure with a different coil system and an additional memory foam layer, Saatva is able to alleviate pressure applied to shoulders and hips and keep the spine aligned. The softer option will do a better job at conforming and alleviating pressure for lightweight individuals.
When lying on the stomach, one needs to make sure that the whole body is properly supported. Saatva is a good choice for this position, because the double coil system prevents the body from caving in and bending unnaturally, which means that your every morning will be free of pain.
Back sleepers rated this model the highest. Saatva is able to evenly distribute the weight and keep the whole body aligned throughout the night regardless of one’s weight. The springs and the foam work together to contour every curve of the body and allow for complete relaxation.
Lower Back Pain Sufferers
The coil-on-coil system allows to achieve good support. Combined with a memory foam layer, enhanced contouring and pressure relief properties ensure adequate body alignment throughout the night. The enhanced lumbar support will further reduce and prevent pain in the lower back.
Neck and Shoulder Pain Sufferers
When your neck is not aligned with the rest of the spine and the pressure is not alleviated, you are likely to get problems with pain. Saatva can help to prevent or at least minimize the suffering, as you are free to choose the firmness level that suits your needs the best, while the pocketed coils and memory foam will provide the conforming and support you require.
Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
Saatva is able to closely conform to every curve of the body and relieve the pressure, which is important if you have rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis. At the same time, the coils are responsive enough to allow one to move around and get in and out of the bed easily.
Despite the fact that Saatva has memory foam in the comfort layer, it does a very good job at regulating temperature in comparison to the all-foam models. It is achieved by means of the coil-on-coil design that allows for maximum airflow. The organic cotton cover is also permeable to air.
Innersprings are a good choice for obese and overweight individuals, and Saatva is not an exception. It will provide good support and keep your spine naturally aligned, while you’ll still feel comfortable thanks to the Euro pillow top. The Luxury Firm or Firm firmness levels would be the best options for heavy people.
Saatva is bouncy and responsive enough for sex, but the mediocre motion isolation might disrupt the sleep when one of the partners gets up or switches positions. Its very good edge support, on the other hand, will come in extremely handy. Couples with different weights might prefer the Luxury Firm for its balance of support and coziness.
Saatva should not trigger or worsen allergy (often caused by dust mites) or asthma. The memory foam used in the construction is eco-friendly, while the outer layer consists of hypoallergenic organic cotton that underwent antimicrobial treatment to inhibit bacteria.
However, the foam layers include at least 30% of soy or corn oil, so those with soy or corn oil allergies may be affected.
Saatva is offered in several sizes to meet all the needs and preferences. You can choose one of the following:
|Twin Size 38" x 75"||Twin XL 38" x 80"|
|Full Size 54" x 75"||Queen Size 60" x 80"|
|King Size 76" x 80"||California King Size 72" x 84"|
Saatva is offered in two thickness options: 11.5″ and 14.5″, where the thicker model has a higher lower coil unit. The 11.5″ one has 4″-high 13-gauge recycled tempered bonnell coils, while the 14.5″ version has 7″-high coils. On the top there are 4″-high 14.5-gauge recycled steel pocket coils.
The Firm option has 7/8″ polyfoam and 3/8″ memory foam comfort layers, while in the Luxury Firm model the polyfoam layer is 5/8″ for a softer feel. The Plush Soft option has 5/8″ polyfoam, 3/8″ memory foam and additional 2 1/2″ polyfoam comfort layers.
The whole structure, regardless of firmness or thickness, is finished off with a Euro pillow top, which consists of 1 1/4″ polyfoam, 1 oz. dacron, and 3/4″ fiber organic cotton cover that is soft and plush to touch.
Saatva has three firmness variants. These include Plush Soft (3 out of 10) for a soft, hugging feel. It offers good contouring even for lightweight individuals and is perfect for side sleepers.
Luxury Firm (5-7) offers a perfect balance of support and comfort. Firm (8) offers necessary support for larger people and stomach sleepers.
Saatva claims that this model should last 10 to 15 years with regular use. They utilize thicker tempered coils to prolong the durability, while the reinforced edge is intended to prevent sagging along the perimeter. However, the Euro pillow top is often associated with shorter lifespan.
Most off-gassing from the memory foam and polyfoam layers happens at the manufacturing facility, so you might feel only some slight smell. According to other users’ experience, any smell will go away within the first few days.
As most innerspring models, Saatva has excellent edge support, which is additionally reinforced around the perimeter with a layer of foam. This means that it will not sag much with time and you will be able to use every inch of the surface.
A sturdy box spring/foundation that does not allow the mattress to sag will be suitable for Saatva. Platform and adjustable bases are also an option.
You can also purchase a perfect foundation from Saatva. Their King foundation is split for ease of delivery (doesn’t affect comfort) and you can ask for the Queen size to be split too.
Warranty and Delivery
Saatva offers free White Glove delivery service and will remove your old mattress for free. You will have 120 days after the purchase is delivered to test and see if Saatva is the right choice for you and if you need something firmer or softer.
If you end up not being completely satisfied with your investment, your mattress will be picked up and you will be reimbursed the full price and the transportation cost. Saatva has 15-year non-prorated warranty.
- 120-night trial period
- Three firmness options with two thickness choices for each
- Free white-glove delivery and good customer service
- Eco-friendly construction
- Strong edge support
- Enhanced lumbar support
- Responsive and bouncy enough for sex
- Fair motion isolation
- Often below average durability
- Relatively heavy to move
3. Loom and Leaf – Also Good
Loom and Leaf is a premium all-foam model that features memory foam in the comfort layer. The memory foam provides excellent pressure relief, while a cooling spinal gel not only enhances the support you receive but also keeps the surface cool. A breathable quilted, organic cover makes the whole experience even better.
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The base layer made of high-density polyfoam works together with the upper memory foam layers to offer great contouring support. An additional layer of gel in the spinal area will help to keep one’s body properly aligned in any position.
Loom and Leaf is offered in two firmness levels: Relaxed Firm for “just the right feel” and Firm for those who prefer a firmer feel as well as larger individuals who need more support. A free White Glove delivery and old mattress removal service make this company stand out among its competitors.
Loom and Leaf is an excellent choice for side sleepers of any weight. When you are lying on your side, the memory foam layers will alleviate pressure applied to your hips and shoulders; at the same time, it will contour every curve to ensure that your body is kept properly aligned.
If this is your preferred sleeping style, then you are likely to find Loom and Leaf to offer a good balance of comfort and support. Lighter and average individuals will favor the Relaxed Firm option for better body contouring, while larger people might go for Firm to ensure that it keeps their hips from caving in by supporting the whole body.
Loom and Leaf is able to provide enough support to maintain the spine properly positioned. Average weight people will like Loom and Leaf the most. Since this model is offered in two firmness levels, keep your weight in mind to ensure that it can meet your needs and preferences.
Lower Back Pain Sufferers
Many users found that Loom and Leaf is able to alleviate their back pain. Thanks to the close contouring and pressure relieving properties of the memory foam and due to the gel layer that helps to distribute the weight evenly, Loom and Leaf is able to help the sleeper relax and keep the spine properly aligned, which is important for people with pain in the back.
Neck and Shoulder Pain Sufferers
Do you wake up with aching neck and shoulders every morning? If yes, it’s high time to get a mattress like Loom and Leaf to minimize or even completely eliminate such problems. Excellent pressure-relieving properties will alleviate the pressure from your shoulders, while contouring support will keep your neck aligned with the rest of the body.
Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
Loom and Leaf has excellent pressure-relieving properties thanks to the well-thought memory foam layers. It also softly contours every curve of the body, making it a very good choice for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. However, it lacks the desired bounce and responsiveness for ease of movement.
Loom and Leaf can be a good choice for hot sleepers, since it features a breathing cotton cover and convoluted memory foam in the top layer with air channels for better airflow.
The cooling gel layer also helps to control the temperature, making this model one of the best choices among similar memory foam propositions. Nonetheless, according to reviews, few users note that Loom and Leaf traps some heat and doesn’t stay as cool as desired.
All-foam models often fail to provide necessary support for overweight and obese people to keep the whole body properly aligned. Loom and Leaf can be an excellent choice for those who prefer to lie on their side, while heavy stomach and back sleepers should consider the firmer option of this model.
Loom and Leaf has excellent noise and motion isolation, which is an important factor when you are planning to share the bed with someone. Couples with different weight should make sure they pick the right firmness level able to deliver balanced support and comfort for both partners in their preferred sleeping positions.
Sexually active couples should keep in mind that all-foam models might not have the bounce and edge support they would like to have in their bed. Nonetheless, it’s very subjective: many couples do not see it as an issue.
People suffering from allergies or asthma will appreciate extensive use of organic and eco-friendly materials in Loom and Leaf, including an organic cotton cover backed with hypoallergenic fibers. The high-density foams and cooling features will reduce the likelihood of dust mite infestation.
There is no one size fits all when it comes to beds. Thus, Loom and Leaf is sold in all the standard sizes, including Full, Queen, and King to ensure that you can get a size that fits your needs, preferences, room and budget. Below, you can check out the exact dimensions of each option (actual size can be slightly different).
|Twin||38W” x 75L”||12″|
|Twin Extra Long (XL)||38W” x 80L”||12″|
|Full||54W” x 75L”||12″|
|Queen||60W” x 80L”||12″|
|King||76W” x 80L”||12″|
|California King||72W” x 84L”||12″|
As you can see from the dimensions table, Loom and Leaf is 12 inches thick. The quilted memory foam and cotton cover is 5/8″ thick. Next 2 inches consist of gel-swirled memory foam and a cooling gel panel laminated onto this foam layer for more support, better weight distribution and cooling, especially in areas where it is most needed.
A 2″ layer of higher density visco-elastic CertiPUR-US certified memory foam delivers more contouring support for proper spinal alignment. A 2″ transition pad ensures that the upper layers and the 5 ½ inch high-density foam base can work together to give you proper support and desired comfort.
Loom and Leaf is offered in two firmness options. Relaxed Firm (5-7) will be a good choice for most people. It is soft enough to feel comfortable and offers “just the right” support at the same time. Firm (8) will be a better choice for those who prefer a firmer feel or need more support (stomach sleepers and heavier/larger individuals).
Loom and Leaf should last as long as other similar models. On average, the lifespan of this model should be from six to seven years. The use of high-density foams helps to prolong the life of the product and prevent the mattress from sagging.
If you are concerned about Loom and Leaf’s off-gassing, then you should know that only a few users experienced the “new” mattress smell, and it vanished within one or two days. Thus, the off-gassing possibility should not bother you much.
As it usually happens with other all-foam mattresses, Loom and Leaf does not feature strong edge support. Nonetheless, the sleeper can feel absolutely safe and not afraid to slide off the bed when lying near the edge or sitting on it.
Any sturdy foundation/box spring that can properly support the mattress can be used. Loom and Leaf can also be used with an adjustable base, which allows one to control the shape of their bed and find a comfortable position. Loom and Leaf’s warranty will stay in effect even if you use your existing foundation.
Warranty and Delivery
Loom and Leaf will be delivered and set up for you for free thanks to the free White Glove delivery service offered by Saatva. You can also order a free old mattress removal.
A risk free 120-day trial period that starts from the day you receive your order will allow you to test and see if Loom and Leaf is able to fulfil your needs and preferences. If you decide to keep it, your purchase will be covered by a 15-year non-prorated warranty; otherwise, you can return it for a full refund.
- Free white glove delivery and mattress removal
- 120-day risk-free home trial
- Two firmness options
- Excellent pressure relief and motion isolation
- Good contouring support for proper spine alignment
- Moderate edge support
- Heat trapping potential
- Might not be supportive enough for heavier stomach and back sleepers
Mattress Comparison Features
A good night’s rest is incredibly important for your health, but there are factors that prevent us from getting a restorative sleep. Such a simple factor as a bad temperature control can take you from amazing experience to suffering. Noise reduction and motion isolation will be important for couples as well as those who sleep light and are easily woken up.
We also made sure to evaluate suitability for those who have any problems with their back or other issues such as arthritis. These people need a special balance of good pressure and pain relief; at the same time, they should know that their spine is not bent in any unnatural way.
Since there are best (and worst) sleeping positions for certain health issues and different people prefer different styles, we made sure to evaluate suitability of each model for each position for different weight categories.
Firmness plays an important role here. The softer a particular model is, the more likely it is to relieve pressure, contour the body and be a better fit for lighter people. On the other hand, a plush mattress has a lower chance of being able to deliver necessary support to keep the spine properly aligned, especially for heavier people and stomach sleepers.
If you want to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep for as long as you need, then getting the right pillow and using it right as well as finding a more comfortable mattress are some of the steps you should take. There are several types you can choose from based on your needs and preferences. Let’s go over the major ones!
Innersprings can have either an interconnected Bonnel type spring unit or an independent spring block (pocketed coils). The first one is cheaper, but offers worse contouring support, does not isolate motion and has a shorter life.
The independent spring block allows for a very good and often zoned support because only the springs that are pressed down react without affecting the ones surrounding it. Unlike the Bonnel spring unit, pocketed coils effectively isolate motion and do not make noise. They are also more durable.
The spring unit in both has some space that can theoretically accumulate dust, but most manufacturers use a layer of latex or other filler, as well as special covers that are dust resistant. Innersprings are usually responsive and bouncy.
Hybrids can be both springless and with a spring system. The springless hybrid models are based on a combination of natural/artificial latex, memory foam, polyfoam and other materials of different density and firmness. Most of these are safe hypoallergenic materials with good orthopedic properties.
What sets hybrids with a spring unit apart from traditional innersprings is combination of springs and modern foam and other materials for the optimal and more advanced level of comfort and support.
If possible, it is better to choose natural latex – milky sap of the Brazilian hevea tree. Natural latex is odorless, hypoallergenic and will remain dry even if you spill a glass of water on the bed. It is not hot to sleep on; it is more reliable, flexible and comfortable.
Artificial latex is cheaper, but this modern material has almost all qualities of its natural counterpart. One of the few exceptions is that the artificial analogue can emit a faint industrial smell. Also, it absorbs moisture and can heat up more during summer nights. But overall, this is also a good, quality material.
Memory foam is a modern polyurethane-based material able to adapt to the anatomical features of the body. The material is unique because when the temperature rises from the contact with the body, it becomes softer and adjusts to the body contours, and after one gets up or switches position, it returns to the original shape.
The pressure applied on the body is minimized and evenly distributed. It facilitates proper alignment and prevents pain syndromes in the back, neck and joints, improves blood circulation and promotes quick relaxation. It is hypoallergenic and does not accumulate dust. However, unless some measures are taken, it tends to trap heat and get too warm.
Airbeds are chosen for their relatively low price and ability to adjust firmness (including separately on each side), which is great if you have back pain or inflamed joints. Unless you get a model that tends to leak air, your bed will not sag with time. It is also a great option for a guest room.
The downsides are a shorter warranty period and risk of puncture/air leakage. Temperature control and motion isolation in most models are also not the best. Many such mattresses are also unable to align the spine properly or to provide contouring support and pressure relief well. A mattress topper can help to minimize these disadvantages.
What to Look For?
Every individual is looking for something specific in the new mattress based on personal needs and preferences. We divided these into several group and would like to bring to your attention some of the specific features you should look for if you identify with one or more categories below.
Single adults and couples
If you will not share your bed, then it will be easier to find a model that is firm or soft enough to feel comfortable and support your spine naturally aligned in your preferred sleeping position. You can also evaluate how well it relieves the pressure, stays cool and meets your other needs, such as being hypoallergenic and compatible with an adjustable base.
Couples might also want to have a good edge support and bouncy effect for time when they are getting intimate. Motion isolation and noise reduction, on the other hand, will allow to rest without being disturbed by the partner. A model with independent springs and medium firmness is usually a good fit for couples.
Pressure and pain relief, as well as responsiveness, are likely to be at the top of the list for elderly people. These features will allow one to completely relax and easily switch positions and get in and out of the bed.
Noise reduction, edge support, spine alignment and temperature neutrality are some other factors to keep in mind. People of age might also prefer models that are slightly softer to avoid complication with blood circulation, spine and bones/joints in general.
One of the first factors larger people should look for is the ability of the mattress to keep their body supported and spine properly aligned in the preferred position. Good pressure relief will not only help to keep the body to stay in a natural position, but will also prevent pain in shoulders, hips, neck and lower back.
Larger individuals usually look for firmer models and those with pocketed springs to ensure proper support. On the other hand, a firmer surface will makes it more likely to experience restricted blood circulation in the areas where most pressure is applied.
Heavier individuals are also more prone to getting hot, so if this is the case, then it’s necessary to make sure that the chosen model sleeps cool enough. The durability will tell whether a particular product will be able to withstand the extra load for a long period.
Those who suffer from snoring should make spine alignment their priority to ensure that their airways are open and air can easily flow without being blocked. If you prefer lying on your side (a recommended position), make sure to look for good pressure relief features. For stomach sleeping, check if the model can keep your spine in a natural position.
Compatibility with an adjustable base will be helpful for those who would rather sleep on their back because alleviating the upper body will help to keep the airways open. Zoned support and pressure relief will be the best bet for snoring people (and their partners) to get a restful night.
If you’ve just undergone a surgery, then comfort, contouring pressure relief and proper support will allow you to lie in your bed for as long as you need or want. A model that stays cool will further improve your comfort. A responsive model that can be used with an adjustable base will surely make your life much easier.
Although it might seem that the bigger the mattress the better, you need to make sure that you (and your partner) have enough space to relax, put your hands over your head and switch positions without feeling like you are going to roll off the bed or hit your partner. It should also ergonomically fit into the surrounding space and your budget.
Twin or Twin Extra Long (XL) is usually picked for a single person. The Twin size is a perfect choice for kids who grew out of their crib and need to proceed to an adult bed. The Twin XL is slightly longer to comfortably accommodate taller individuals – teenagers and adults.
The Full size is preferred by people who love to sleep like a star or larger individuals who do not feel comfortable on a Twin/Twin XL. Although this size can fit two people, only kids and petite adults (or couples who love to cuddle) are likely to feel comfortable sleeping on it together.
This is often the “go to” size for couples who are limited in space or budget. Unlike the Full size, Queen usually does a good job of providing enough space for two people to comfortable sleep without disturbing each other and having plenty of space for having some “fun”.
It’s perfect if one or both partners are larger people, or the couple enjoys having a lot of usable surface. Although this size will cost more than a smaller bed, if the couple can afford it and has enough space in their room, it is recommended to choose a bigger size. A California King will be more suitable for those who are taller than average.
Saatva is a premium innerspring model that has a coil-on-coil spinal support technology for a unique feel and a deep, restorative and healthy sleep. Saatva also has a natural cotton cover that is soft and breathing and uses other high-quality, eco-friendly materials such as recycled tempered Bonnel coils and recycled steel pocket coils.
A Euro pillow top and high-density memory foam layer at the top make Saatva exceptionally comfortable and help to alleviate pressure points. Combined with the coil system underneath, the resulting Saatva construction is also very supportive, responsive, and allows for maximum airflow for a cool rest.
As a bonus, the whole structure is reinforced around the perimeter for strong edge support. The ability to choose a desired firmness level from three different options should meet the preferences of the most users. People of all weigh categories and sleeping preferences, with an exception of lightweight side sleepers, will love Saatva mattress.
If you want a luxury, memory foam feel without having to break your bank, then Loom and Leaf might be exactly what you are looking for. It is well worth the price you will pay. Loom and Leaf uses high-density foam in the base layer for optimal support and prolonged durability.
Since memory foam models usually get hot and give that sink-in feeling, Loom and Leaf has memory foam that was convoluted for better airflow and laminated with cooling gel that keeps it cool and helps to evenly distribute the weight. It should be noted that Loom and Leaf is a good option even for heavier people.
The different firmness options allow everyone to find a perfect fit. Nonetheless, memory foam mattresses are usually preferred by lightweight and average people who like sleeping on their side or back, because they are great at relieving pressure. Loom and Leaf also has exceptional noise reduction and motion isolation.
Zenhaven will help you to get a deep and restorative rest every night. This is an all-natural and organic model that features 5-zoned all-natural Talalay latex layers for more comfort and most importantly proper spinal alignment for a healthy and pain-free sleep.
Latex gives Zenhaven some bounce and responsiveness. It will keep dust mites and mold away and is also hypoallergenic. An organic cotton and wool top is a pleasant bonus. What is more amazing is that Zenhaven is dual sided, and each side has a different firmness level.
People of any weight and sleeping style can find a side that is a perfect fit for them. It will evenly distribute your weight, offer essential support and alleviate any pressure points. Zenhaven stays cool and does an excellent job isolating motion transfer and is virtually silent.
Which model is the best in our opinion? See the results table to find out!