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Saatva Rx
Overall Rating 9.0

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Price Range: $1,995 – $4,390

Mattress Type: Hybrid

Firmness Options: Medium Soft (4)

Ratings Summary

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8/10

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9/10

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8/10

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8/10

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8/10

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8/10

Pros & Cons:

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    Excellent pressure relief for back or joint pain
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    Side sleepers will enjoy the strong support
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    Plush feel without excessive sinking
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    Minimal motion transfer for those who share a bed
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    May not be firm enough for some back and stomach sleepers
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    Pricier than a typical luxury hybrid
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    Orders to Alaska and Hawaii require a third-party courier
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    Returned mattresses are subject to a $99 transportation charge

In an online industry largely overtaken by the mattress-in-a-box model, Saatva stands out for its hand-delivered beds that arrive uncompressed. Each mattress includes free White Glove delivery, meaning the company installs your new bed for you.

Saatva has been making luxury mattresses and bedding accessories since 2010. We’ll focus on the Saatva Rx, a 15-inch hybrid designed for people with joint and back conditions. This medium soft (4) mattress features a memory foam lumbar pad and unique polyfoam modules that sit atop each pocketed coil in the support core.

Besides the Rx, Saatva offers several additional mattresses to suit different sleep needs: 

  • Saatva Classic: The company’s flagship mattress, the Saatva Classic is a versatile hybrid available in two heights and three firmness levels.
  • Saatva Latex Hybrid: This breathable medium firm (6) model pairs organic wool and natural latex with a zoned support core.
  • Saatva HD: Engineered to support individuals weighing up to 500 pounds, this sturdy hybrid features a thick profile and reinforced edges.
  • Loom & Leaf Mattress: Available in medium firm (6) and firm (8) versions, the Loom & Leaf contains two memory foam layers, with the topmost layer infused with gel designed for cooling.
  • Saatva Memory Foam Hybrid: This pressure-relieving mattress is designed to sleep cooler than traditional memory foam models. 
  • Zenhaven: This flippable latex mattress has a medium soft (4) side and a firm (7) side. 
  • Solaire: Featuring 50 available firmness settings on each side of the mattress, the Solaire is an adjustable airbed featuring zoned latex and a thick Euro-top.
  • Saatva Youth: Designed for children ages 3 through 12, the Saatva Youth is a flippable innerspring mattress with medium (5) and firm (7) sides to support growing bodies. 

We’ll break down the Saatva Rx’s construction, unique features, and performance. We’ll also discuss its compatibility with different sleep positions and how it fared during testing in our sleep lab.

Sleeping Style and Body Weight

Saatva Rx

Sleeper Type

Under 130 lbs

130-230 lbs

Above 230 lbs

Side Sleepers

Side Sleepers

Under 130 lbs

8.5/10

130-230 lbs

8/10

Above 230 lbs

8.5/10

Back Sleepers

Back Sleepers

Under 130 lbs

7.5/10

130-230 lbs

7/10

Above 230 lbs

7.5/10

Stomach Sleepers

Stomach Sleepers

Under 130 lbs

7.5/10

130-230 lbs

7/10

Above 230 lbs

7.5/10

Side Sleepers

We found the Saatva Rx to be an exceptionally good match for our side sleepers across weight groups, with the polyfoam-encased microcoil layer and memory foam lumbar pad cradling their hips and shoulders while promoting a level spine.

A medium soft mattress can compress too much for side sleepers over 230 pounds, but this wasn’t the case with the Saatva Rx. Robust triple-tempered steel coils kept our testers’ hips from bottoming out, allowing the spine to stay neutral. 

Back Sleepers

The mattress provided balanced contouring for our back sleepers under 230 pounds. The memory foam lumbar pad encouraged spinal alignment, while the microcoils cradled the shoulders and legs. The Rx Foam Module gently contoured the lower back without compressing too much. The dense pocketed coil core limited sinkage below the torso area.

Our back sleepers over 230 pounds were less impressed, noting that they prefer a firmer model that keeps the shoulders and hips level.

Stomach Sleepers

While our stomach sleepers under 130 pounds felt adequately supported by the Saatva Rx, testers over this weight threshold felt that they sank too deeply around the midsection. Despite the presence of pocketed coils, these testers observed that the mattress felt overly soft to them, leading to concerns about potential back and neck strain.

Mattress Performance

In addition to the hands-on feedback from our team, we conduct a number of quantitative tests in our Test Lab. The below ratings are based on the experience of our testers.

Motion Isolation

8/10

We found that the Saatva Rx does a very good job of preventing motion from transferring across its surface. Memory foam in the comfort system helps absorb surface vibrations, while the microcoil comfort layer is encased in high-density polyfoam that further isolates movements by sleepers.

A distinctive feature of this model is called the Rx Foam Module. In addition to wrapping the support core’s individual coils in fabric — a standard feature of most hybrid mattresses — Saatva includes a 2-inch piece of round polyfoam on top of each coil. This has the effect of deadening vibrations when pressure is exerted on the coils.

Pressure Relief

8/10

Designed by Saatva specifically for those who need extra pressure relief, our testers reported that the mattress delivers on the company’s claims.

The memory foam lumbar pad promotes spinal alignment, which can reduce lower back strain. The Rx Foam Module adapts to sleepers’ contours, while the sturdy 8-inch pocketed coil core helps align the spine by reinforcing the torso.

We found the medium soft (4) surface relieved the most pressure for side sleepers and back sleepers under 230 pounds. It also promoted good sleep posture for our stomach sleepers under 130 pounds. The mattress compressed too much for stomach sleepers over 130 pounds, putting pressure on the lower back.

Temperature Control

8/10

The mattress’ temperature control is on par with most quality hybrids on the market, with a breathable cotton cover and wool flame barrier that help regulate surface temperature.

The support core also has a number of temperature-regulating features. The Rx Foam Module has an open-cell structure that’s more ventilated than traditional polyfoam. It also contains graphite infusions and thermally conductive fibers designed for cooling.

Edge Support

9/10

Our testers sit and lie near the edges of a mattress to determine how sturdy its perimeter is. We also examine outer edge compression when getting in and out of bed, which is important if you have joint or mobility issues.

The Saatva Rx’s thick pocketed coil support core reduces deep compressions across its surface. Firmer coils along the perimeter keep the mattress from warping at the sides, so couples should be able to sleep comfortably near the edges of the mattress.

Ease of Movement

8/10

A mattress that facilitates movement is helpful if you have joint or muscle pain. It’s also an advantage for sleepers who toss and turn at night.

Our testers could easily move on the Saatva Rx despite its plush surface. Responsive microcoils prevent the comfort system from overly conforming to sleepers. Additionally, the strong pocketed coil core helps the mattress’ surface regain its shape more quickly.

Off-Gassing

8/10

You might detect mild off-gassing odors when the mattress is new. The chemical-like smell comes from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) trapped inside foam. The scent gradually dissipates as the tiny particles disperse in the air, but unboxing the mattress in a well-ventilated room can help expedite the process.

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Saatva Rx Mattress Review Breakdown

The Saatva Rx has a hybrid design with a medium soft (4) firmness level. The organic cotton cover is treated with Guardin, Saatva’s proprietary antimicrobial treatment, and it’s quilted with foam and a blend of natural materials that form a fire barrier. 

The comfort system starts with a half-inch memory foam lumbar pad. Gel infusions are designed to wick away heat. Next is a 1-inch layer of flexible microcoils encased in high-density polyfoam.

The support core begins with Saatva’s Rx Foam Module, a series of 2-inch pieces of open-cell polyfoam that cover each of the pocketed coils in the support core. The individual foam modules are engineered to isolate motion better than a uniform layer of foam, and they contain phase change material and graphite infusions designed for breathability.

The 8-inch pocketed coil core forms the bulk of the mattress’ support system. Each triple-tempered steel coil is wrapped in fabric to reduce motion transfer. Sturdier caliper coils along the perimeter strengthen edge support and minimize deep sinkage when sitting or lying on the sides of the mattress.

CertiPUR-US certification shows that the foams in the Saatva Rx are free of heavy metals, phthalates, and other contaminants. It also meets strict indoor standards for low VOC emissions.

Measuring 15 inches tall, the Saatva Rx may require a fitted sheet with deep pockets. The mattress is compatible with most standard bed frames and foundations.

Firmness

Medium Soft – 4

Mattress Type

Hybrid

Construction

Cover Material:

Organic Cotton

Comfort Layer:

.5″ Gel-Infused Memory Foam Lumbar Pad
2.75″ High-Density Polyfoam Encasement
1″ Microcoils

Support Core:

2″ Polyfoam Modules
8″ Pocketed Coils
Nonwoven Base

Mattress Prices and Sizing

The Saatva Rx is a luxury mattress with a corresponding price tag. While the cost may be intimidating for some shoppers, Saatva is known for its premium materials and precise craftsmanship, which may equate to a longer lifespan depending on use and care.

The mattress comes in all standard sizes and a split king option. The mattress is fairly heavy, though purchases come with free installation.

Sizes Dimensions Height Weight Price
Twin 38″ x 75″ 15″ 70 lbs. $1,995
Twin XL 38″ x 80″ 15″ 76 lbs. $2,195
Full 54″ x 75″ 15″ 99 lbs. $2,695
Queen 60″ x 80″ 15″ 124 lbs. $3,295
King 76″ x 80″ 15″ 151 lbs. $3,795
California King 72″ x 84″ 15″ 151 lbs. $3,795
Split King 76″ x 80″ (2 pcs.) 15″ 70 lbs. each $4,390

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Trial, Warranty, and Shipping Policies

Availability

The Saatva Rx can be purchased through the company’s website. Saatva also has viewing rooms in select U.S. cities where shoppers can test the mattress.

Shipping

The mattress ships for free to the contiguous U.S. Saatva doesn’t ship directly to Alaska or Hawaii, but its customer service team can coordinate delivery through a third-party carrier. 

Most mattresses arrive within 9 to 21 days of placing an order. The delivery team contacts customers to arrange a delivery date as soon as the mattress passes quality control.

Additional Services

The Saatva Rx includes free White Glove delivery in the contiguous U.S., meaning professionals install the mattress in your room of choice. During online checkout, you can also request to have your old mattress removed for free.

Sleep Trial

Customers have 365 nights to test the Saatva Rx. There isn’t a mandatory break-in period, so returns can be initiated at any time during the trial period. Eligible returns are refunded in full, less a $99 transportation charge.

Warranty

The mattress is backed by Saatva’s Friends for Life warranty. The limited lifetime warranty covers material and manufacturing defects, including surface impressions greater than 1.5 inches. 

Mattresses deemed defective during the first two years are replaced at no charge to the customer. From the third year onward, Saatva repairs and re-covers defective mattresses for a $149 processing fee. 

Alternatively, Saatva extends its Fairness Replacement Option that allows customers to retain their defective mattress and purchase a new mattress at a discounted price. New mattresses are subject to a $99 shipping and processing fee. Refer to Saatva’s website for prorated terms and other conditions.

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