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Saatva Classic Luxury Firm Mattress Review

I Tried Saatva's Bestselling Innerspring Mattress, and It's Comparable to a Luxe Hotel Experience

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Getting quality sleep is a huge priority for me. I have a whole nighttime routine that goes well beyond skin care, including brewing some tea, putting on a pair of soft pajamas, and setting up my humidifier. I even make sure to make my bed with cozy sheets and bedding and supportive pillows. I recently moved out of my parents' house and into my first apartment postcollege, and it was the perfect time to invest in a quality mattress that supports my sleep needs. After all, no amount of coffee can substitute a blissful slumber.

I used to not really care about how my mattress felt until I woke up on the wrong side of the bed and pulled a muscle in my back. Although I love a plush, cloud-like feel, it wasn't doing my back and spinal alignment any favors. I realized how much a mattress can impact the quality of my life and how sometimes what I want is not always what I need. I got to try out Saatva's bestselling innerspring mattress, the Classic in Luxury Firm ($1270, originally $1670), which the brand claims has the perfect balance of comfort and uplifting support. The brand also states that the Luxury Firm comfort level replicates the comfort of mattresses used in luxury hotels while providing relief for back and joint pains. It's exactly the combination I was looking for, prioritizing both my sleep wants and needs.

What I Like About the Saatva Classic Mattress in Luxury Firm

I chose to go with a full-size mattress that is 14.5 inches in height. From the moment I rested my back against this mattress, I knew I made the right choice. It has a cloud-like and cushiony feel at first, but then you experience the firmness and support along your back. The mattress has five different layers to support every sleep need. The first layer is a plush and breathable three-inch Euro pillow top made with breathable hypoallergenic organic cotton. It even has a concentrated quilted zone in the center third of the mattress that helps with lumbar support. This layer gives it that cloud-like feel.

The second layer is made with your spine and back in mind with a high-density memory foam that offers pressure-point relief and a lumbar-zone active spinal wire to keep your back aligned. The third layer has around 884 pocketed coils that cradle your body and support it with every movement. I can comfortably sleep on my back, on my stomach, on my sides, and in any other position. With these two layers, my back has never felt better. My spine feels supported and aligned. I have yet to wake up on the wrong side of the bed and pull a muscle (knock on wood). The fourth and fifth layers help keep the bed firm by preventing sagging, especially on the edges, and allow for better airflow.

What's Worth Noting About the Saatva Classic Mattress in Luxury Firm

Although the Luxury Firm is not the firmest comfort level, it's still pretty firm overall. However, Saatva has a 365-night home trial where you can test out the mattress and see how your body reacts to it and how it impacts your quality of sleep. Saatva's excellent customer service is also there to help you choose your ideal mattress when you tell them your needs and concerns.

Who Is the Saatva Classic Mattress in Luxury Firm Best For?

The Luxury Firm model is ideal for those dealing with back and joint pains, people who want both a cushiony feel and something firm, and those who sleep in different positions. I happen to fit all three.

Is the Saatva Classic Mattress in Luxury Firm Worth the Splurge?

We spend approximately a third of our life sleeping, so investing in a mattress that will support your comfort needs is worth it, especially if you have joint and back pains. Plus, mattresses have a relatively long lifespan. You'll be investing in something that you will use every day for around eight to 10 years.

This specific model is great for spinal support and can help prevent alignment issues, which, in the long run, is beneficial to the quality of your life. After sleeping on this mattress for about a month, I noticed a significant decrease in restlessness at night and lower back pain in general. I've been getting quality, uninterrupted sleep every night that sometimes I even wake up before my alarm and don't feel groggy. When you get a good night's rest, you automatically feel happier, more productive, and overall better the next day.

Additional Details

The Saatva Classic Mattress comes in sizes ranging from twin to California king, including a split-king model. You can choose from two different heights, 11.5 inches and 14.5 inches. It comes in three comfort levels: Plush Soft has a deep body-hugging feel, ideal for side sleepers who prefer something not so firm; Luxury Firm supports every type of sleeper, providing a cushiony feel as well as balanced spinal support; and the Firm comfort level is ideal for those who like to sleep on their back or stomach because it won't make you feel like you're sinking into the mattress.

Setting up the mattress was a breeze; all I had to do was open the door. Saatva has a free white-glove delivery that includes in-room delivery and setup. They'll even take care of disposing of your old mattress at no additional cost.

Saatva mattresses also have a "Friends For Life" warranty, where you can get a defective mattress replaced in the first two years, get discounts from 40 to 80 percent off a new Saatva mattress when replacing an older one, and more.

Plus, you can pay for your luxury mattress in installments with Affirm, which comes out to $82 a month over the course of 18 months for a full size.

Where Is the Saatva Classic Mattress in Luxury Firm Available?

The Saatva Classic Mattress in Luxury Firm Size Full is available on the brand's site.


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