Saatva is an American mattress company launched in 2010 with the idea that traditional mattress companies and their sales models were outdated. The mattress industry had gone down a dark path, sometimes being equated to used car sales. Mattress companies were overpriced and beginning to skimp on materials and craftsmanship so that “sleepers” would have to come back sooner than later for a replacement. Saatva decided it wad time to change the game by creating a luxury mattress company that fueled the US economy, kept dollars and cents in US shoppers pockets, and by eliminating brick-and-mortar stores could drive down the cost of their superior products.
In addition to creating quality mattresses, they also stand behind their products and support the American people. Saatva offers military, nurse, and design trade discounts. To top is all off, they give you a 180-night home trial, a 15-year warranty, financing, free shipping, and if you’re not satisfied it’s only $99 to return or exchange your Saatva mattress.
As previously mentioned, I was content with my Sleep Number Bed. However, right at the start of the COVID lock-down in Colorado my sleep number died. When I say it died, what I mean is that one side of my queen size bed would not longer inflate. I was reduced to sleeping on half of the mattress, which equates to a bed smaller than a twin. In the past, I had inflation issues and problems with the pump but it was never anything some duct tape couldn’t fix. This, on the other hand, was irreparable damage and warranted a new mattress purchase.
Unfortunately, timing was not on my side. Since I am over the age of 65, I am high risk for COVID exposure and knew I would not be able to “test” out mattresses at the store. Besides, mattress shops were not considered essential at the time, to my knowledge. So, online mattress shopping was my only choice.
I did a lot of research. There are dozens of online mattress companies from Casper to Nectar and during the pandemic even the household names like Serta and Sealy were increasingly going online. I had tried Tempurpedic in the past and had back aches nightly, so I knew I wanted to stay away from memory foam.
As a retired Marine Corps Vietnam vet, I was hoping to find something made in America. Besides, a lot of overseas brands were taking significantly longer for shipping and I wanted to stop reliving my childhood on a mattress essentially sized for an elementary schooler. When I saw that Saatva was American Made with factories likely close by, I knew I could get my hands on a good night sleep quickly.
I looked at a few mattresses from Saatva, including their other lines Loom & Leaf and Zenhaven but after speaking with their support team (which is available 24/7) I landed on the Latex Hybrid mattress. I wanted to stay away from memory foam because it hurt my back and I was unsure about the chemicals used in the foam. Saatva uses organic cotton and wool which meets something called the OEKO-TEX Standard 100, which basically means it’s not toxic.
I didn’t want the hassle of a pump and a deflating mattress again. In the latter stages of my Sleep Numbers untimely death I was going to bed on an inflated mattress and waking up on a deflated mattress. Sometimes I was half in the hole and other times I may as well have been sleeping on the box spring.
Lastly, I needed medium firmness. To be fair, this option is available from every mattress company on earth but having the Saatva Latex Hybrid check all the boxes made me feel good about choosing it.
The Saatva Latex Hybrid is listed at $1,799 on the website and currently on sale for $1,599. The Military discount gives you $225 off, but that offer can’t be combined with other discounts. There’s a “buy it now” option om the site or you can finance through Klarna for “as low as” $89 a month. I opted not to finance, though this is a convenient option for a lot of people.
Once ordered, I was contacted within a few days to schedule delivery. Unfortunately, this was less of a scheduling and more of a delivery window. Luckily the time I was told the mattress would be delivered worked for me, but it didn’t seem like I had a choice. It was more of a “we’ll be there between this time and that time, on this day” scheduling.
Although Saatva does offer white-glove service for the delivery, I opted out of this. Instead, I simply had the mattress left on my front porch. Again, being high-risk for COVID I thought to play it safe and make my son help me carry it in. It did take over a week to get my mattress delivered, which in any other situation wouldn’t have felt like long. However, in my current mattress circumstance it felt like an eternity. That being said, Saatva mattresses are made to order so some wait times are expected, and most people aren’t in my unique position.