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Saatva and Amerisleep each sell a carefully curated line of mattresses, giving customers the choice between several different options according to their body type and sleeping style.
Saatva’s flagship mattress – known as the Saatva Classic – is a coil-on-coil hybrid with customizable firmness and thickness levels. Saatva offers two other adult-friendly mattress models: the Saatva HD, a hybrid designed for people who weigh more than 230 pounds; and the Saatva Latex Hybrid, which is composed of eco-friendly materials. In addition to these models, the Saatva Youth is a reversible innerspring intended for children. Not every mattress company extends its product line to such vastly different body types, and Saatva is an attractive choice for customers who are frustrated with the limited options from other companies.
Amerisleep also strives to accommodate a range of preferences. The company makes a total of five memory foam mattresses with varying firmness levels. Between the five, Amerisleep manages to satisfy a majority of sleeper types. Amerisleep uses plant-based foams with less petroleum, which may appeal to eco-conscious shoppers looking for the feel of an all-foam mattress. A few Amerisleep models have recently become available as hybrid models, with support cores of zoned, pocketed coils instead of polyfoam bases.
Both companies offer good value for the money, with high-quality products that are designed to last longer than the average mattress. We’ll take an in-depth look at the Amerisleep and Saatva mattresses, giving you all the information you need to decide on the perfect mattress for you.
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One of the first steps when choosing a mattress is to consider its size, height, and weight. Are you planning on using it with your existing bed frame? Are you working with limited space? Mattresses that don’t come in the size you want may need to be crossed off your list.
For people with mobility issues, a mattress and foundation that sit at a comfortable height off the floor can help when getting in and out of bed. As a side note, mattresses with above-average height profiles will require deep-pocket fitted sheets, which may need to be added to your budget.
The weight of the mattress is most important for people who plan on moving the mattress often, such as when moving houses. Bulky mattresses can also be more inconvenient to set up and harder to rotate. Mattress weight is largely dependent on what type of mattress it is, with all-foam mattresses weighing the least and hybrids and latex mattresses weighing more.
We’ve laid out the practical specs of the Saatva and Amerisleep mattresses so you can see at a glance which ones are suitable for your home.
In terms of sizing, every mattress is sold in the standard six mattress sizes except the Saatva Youth, which is only available in twin, twin XL, and full sizes. The Saatva Classic is available in split king and split California king sizes intended for couples with adjustable bed bases. The Saatva HD, Saatva Latex Hybrid, and all Amerisleep mattresses are also available in a split king size.
Amerisleep mattresses are thinner when firm and thicker when plush, ranging from 10 inches to 14 inches in height. By contrast, Saatva Classic customers can choose between an 11.5-inch or 14.5-inch profile with no difference in feel. Due to its multiple supportive layers, the Saatva HD is quite a bit taller than the average mattress. The Saatva Latex Hybrid is shorter than the Saatva HD, but at 12 inches thick it is still considered a high-profile mattress.
All Amerisleep mattresses are all-foam models with memory foam comfort layers. The Saatva Classic and Saatva Youth are considered innersprings, while the Saatva HD and Saatva Latex Hybrid are hybrids. This makes it easy to decide between Amerisleep vs. Saatva if you have a preference for one type of mattress over the other. All-foam mattresses are lighter than hybrid mattresses, which may be a consideration for those who have trouble lifting heavy objects.
Through many years of trial-and-error, most mattress companies have settled on a handful of materials that perform well in mattresses. These include cushioning materials such as memory foam, polyfoam, latex, cotton, wool, and micro-coils, as well as sturdier materials such as high-density polyfoam, innerspring coils, and firmer latex for the support core.
By varying the thickness, quality, firmness, and other elements of these materials, manufacturers can create mattresses to suit different types of sleepers. In general, most mattresses are defined either as all-foam, innerspring, hybrid, latex, or airbed, depending on their components. Two mattresses of the same type will share certain similarities, but each will have its own advantages and disadvantages depending on its unique composition.
Saatva and Amerisleep differ greatly in their construction and materials. We’ll examine the makeup of each mattress and discuss how this affects the sleep experience.
The Saatva Classic mattress is somewhat of a cross between an innerspring and a hybrid mattress, with a plush Euro top cover and a coil-on-coil design:
The dual layer of coils provides the bounce of an innerspring mattress and keeps the mattress at a neutral temperature. A quilted organic cotton cover adds cushioning, especially in the soft and medium models which also contain Dacron. The Saatva mattress features targeted lumbar support and a high-density polyfoam encasement around the perimeter.
The Saatva Classic comes in a choice of three firmness options: Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm. Between the three options, most sleepers should be able to find the right firmness level for them. For practical reasons, customers can also choose between an 11.5-inch or a 14.5-inch profile. The difference lies in the height of the hourglass coils and doesn’t affect the feel of the bed.
The Saatva HD features a sturdy build that lends the support needed for sleepers who weigh more than 300 pounds:
Features such as zoned latex, active wire lumbar support, and thicker coils provide targeted pressure relief as well as the needed support for heavier sleepers. The Saatva HD mattress is highly breathable and easy to move around on thanks to the latex and innerspring support core. The mattress has the same organic cotton pillow top and reinforced perimeter as the Saatva Classic.
Saatva Latex Hybrid
The Saatva Latex Hybrid offers exceptional support and a durable design that includes some eco-friendly components:
Latex hybrids like this model are suitable for people who like the feel of a coil mattress but do not find memory foam comfortable. Latex contours to the body gently but it won’t sink quite like memory foam, nor will it trap as much body heat. The Saatva Latex Hybrid also sleeps cool thanks to its breathable organic cotton cover and steady airflow through the coil system.
Edge support is another asset of this mattress. The thick pocketed coils are divided into different zones based on gauge, or thickness, with thicker coils positioned around the perimeter to provide bounce-back and reduce sinkage. Most people – including those weighing more than 230 pounds – should have a relatively easy time getting on and off the mattress. Thanks to the natural durability of latex, the edges should hold up well over time.
The Saatva Youth is designed for children between the ages of 3 and 12, with two sides adapted to the needs of growing bodies:
Side 2 of the flippable innerspring mattress is most comfortable for children between 3 and 8. As they grow, children can transition to Side 1, which has zoned polyfoam and active wire lumbar support. Built with children in mind, the bouncy Saatva Youth mattress has sturdy edges, a soft organic cotton cover, and a waterproof barrier for life’s little messes.
Amerisleep makes five mattresses with an increasingly plush feel, culminating in the AS5 which rates as a medium soft according to our testing.
All of the mattresses use the same medium-density memory foam in the top layer, albeit in different quantities. The transitional layers feature foams of varying ILD, or indentation load deflection, which also plays a role in adjusting the firmness and support from mattress to mattress. Apart from the AS1, in which the support core is 1 inch thicker and slightly firmer, every Amerisleep mattress has the same support core.
A few models are available with hybrid constructions, replacing the high-density polyfoam base with a bed of individually pocketed coils. The hybrid models provide added bounce and breathability at the cost of some contouring and motion isolation.
The AS1 is the firmest mattress in Amerisleep’s lineup:
The AS1 has just a single layer of memory foam over the high-density polyfoam support core. The BioPur memory foam is a plant-based, open-cell foam designed to sleep cooler than traditional memory foam. The foam used in the support core is firmer than the other Amerisleep mattresses. Overall, the AS1 provides slight contouring but keeps the sleeper firmly on top of the mattress, making it ideal for back and stomach sleepers.
The AS2 has an extra layer to provide more cradling:
The addition of the transitional layer gives this mattress a slightly plusher feel than the AS1, with zoning that helps provide targeted pressure relief and support. This moderate pressure relief is best-suited to back and side sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds, as well as back and stomach sleepers under 130 pounds.
The AS2 is also available as a hybrid option, with individually pocketed coils instead of a polyfoam base.
The AS3 takes an inch from the transition layer to bolster the top comfort layer:
The thicker layer of memory foam results in a true medium feel. Like the AS2, this mattress has a zoned transitional layer for targeted support and pressure relief. The transitional layer is slightly softer than in the AS2, contributing to the bed’s plusher feel overall. Back and side sleepers under 230 pounds should experience cushioning pressure relief and healthy spinal support from the AS3.
The AS3 is also available as a hybrid option, with individually pocketed coils instead of a polyfoam base.
The AS4 puts full focus on the top layer of memory foam:
With such a thick layer of memory foam and just 1 inch of soft transitional polyfoam, the AS4 provides deep cradling that’s perfect for side sleepers, with the feel of sleeping “in” instead of “on” the bed. Once again, the transitional layer is even softer than its predecessor, although the support core remains the same.
The AS5 is the softest of the Amerisleep mattresses, thanks to the addition of an extra layer:
Amerisleep’s ActiveFlex foam is a convoluted polyfoam designed to provide quick-responding pressure relief. It’s quite plush, with a firmness that’s similar to the memory foam. In conjunction with the memory foam and transitional polyfoam layers, this enables the AS5 mattress to provide deep pressure relief ideal for side sleepers and those who weigh less than 130 pounds. The bed has an extra-high profile due to the thick comfort layer section, which is something to keep in mind when buying fitted sheets.
The AS5 is also available as a hybrid option, with individually pocketed coils instead of a polyfoam base.
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It’s possible to find comfortable and supportive mattresses at almost any budget. However, those made with higher-quality materials may provide extra benefits, such as a more comfortable feel or a longer lifespan. Generally, the price of a mattress is determined by the following factors:
A higher price tag isn’t always a promise of a better mattress. What’s more, you may run across an expensive, top-of-the-line model that performs very well but doesn’t suit your body type. Be sure to keep your own needs and wants in mind when assessing the price of the mattress.
Thanks to the rise of direct-to-consumer mattress companies and the proliferation of holiday discounts, decent mattresses are within the reach of most consumers. Saatva and Amerisleep are good examples of companies that emphasize making their products more accessible to the average person.
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Saatva and Amerisleep operate on slightly different principles when it comes to pricing, so we’ll break them down individually for this analysis.
The Saatva Classic has a low-to-average price-point and offers the best value of the Saatva mattresses. Given its dual-coil construction, high-quality materials, and choice of firmness levels, it should be a solid investment for any sleeper. In fact, all three of the Saatva mattresses have a long expected lifespan. They also come with free White Glove delivery, which represents savings of around $150 compared with White Glove delivery charges through other manufacturers.
Designed to withstand extra wear-and-tear, the Saatva HD features a robust construction and a layer of latex. These features result in a higher price-point that may nevertheless be worth it for heavier individuals. The Saatva Latex Hybrid costs a bit less than the Saatva HD and its price-point is in line with the average hybrid model’s, so this is a good mid-range option for shoppers. By contrast, the Saatva Youth is more affordable, but given that it’s meant for growing children, some parents might find it a bit steep for their budget.
Amerisleep prices are directly correlated to the thickness of the comfort layers, which in turn impact the overall height of the mattress. The most affordable is the firm AS1 mattress, which has an average price-point for an all-foam mattress. Prices rise steadily up to the AS5 mattress, which has a luxury price-tag in keeping with its more complicated construction.
The biggest difference between the Amerisleep vs. Saatva mattresses is that Amerisleep customers must pay the corresponding price for their firmness level, while Saatva Classic customers pay the same price regardless of firmness.
Sleep Trial & Returns
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Sleep Trial & Returns
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The online mattress industry is possible in large part thanks to the invention of mattress-in-a-box shipping, in which the mattress is shrink-wrapped, compressed, and sent directly to the customer’s home via ground shipping. Shipping usually takes several business days and is often free in the continental U.S. All that’s left to do when the mattress arrives is to open the plastic and let the mattress expand.
For mattresses that aren’t able to be compressed, or for customers who need help setting up the mattress, many companies offer White Glove delivery. For an extra charge, a third-party delivery team will set up the mattress and even remove your old mattress if needed.
Amerisleep’s boxed mattresses ship for free to the continental U.S. via FedEx. Customers in Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, or other international destinations can contact Amerisleep for shipping information. Customers that order an adjustable bed frame as well may be able to coordinate White Glove delivery with a third-party provider.
All Saatva mattresses are delivered with White Glove delivery, built into the price of the mattress. Customers who wish for old mattress removal can select this option at checkout at no extra charge. Saatva does not deliver outside the continental U.S.
Current wisdom recognizes that trying out a mattress for a few minutes in a showroom doesn’t give an accurate impression of how the mattress will feel after a full night. This is why almost every mattress sold online comes with a sleep trial of at least 90 nights. Once customers have had ample time to try out the mattress, they can return it for a refund if they’re not satisfied.
A de-compressed mattress won’t fit back in the box for return shipping, so in most cases the company will send someone to pick up the mattress. They will make sure it’s responsibly donated or recycled. Some companies may charge a small restocking fee for returned mattresses.
Amerisleep provides a 100-night sleep trial with a mandatory 30-night break-in period. Returns are free. Customers can choose between receiving a refund or exchanging the bed for another firmness model during the sleep trial.
Saatva backs its mattresses with a 365-night break-in period. The company does not require customers to observe a minimum break-in period, but returns are subject to a $99 handling fee.
Once the sleep trial ends, consumers are protected by the mattress warranty. Mattress warranties are designed to cover manufacturing and workmanship defects, such as permanent body indentations and sagging. They do not extend to normal wear-and-tear or to mattresses that have been abused, misused, improperly cared for, or used without a sufficiently supportive foundation.
While the warranty itself is free, some companies operate on a prorated basis, meaning that customers must pay a greater and greater percentage of the repair or replacement costs as time goes on. There may also be shipping or handling charges associated with mattress returns.
Saatva issues a lifetime warranty for each mattress. The warranty covers visible indentations of at least 1 inch in the Saatva Youth and Saatva Classic, and visible indentations of at least 1.5 inches in the Saatva HD. After the first 2 years, returned mattresses will be levied a $149 transportation cost. Customers with a defective mattress can also choose to purchase a new one at a discounted rate (plus transportation fees) and keep the defective one under the Fairness Replacement Option.
Amerisleep offers a 20-year prorated warranty for all its mattresses, which covers visible indentations of at least 0.75 inches. Defective mattresses will be repaired or replaced at the company’s discretion during the first 10 years. After this, customers will be responsible for 50 percent of the replacement price, plus shipping and handling costs.
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