Bed Buddy Reporting On: Saatva Zenhaven Mattress
Our research includes a 100 consecutive sleep test, so we can say, ‘YUP, this is what we found, because we really slept on it!’
All the details
|FIRMNESS||Side 1: 4 (Medium Soft)
Side 2: 7 (Firm)
|SLEEP TRIAL||120 NIGHT|
|QUEEN WEIGHT||79 lbs|
|WARRANTY||20 Year Non-Prorated|
|Durability||3 – The expected lifespan of a Zenhaven mattress is at least seven years due to its latex components; however, due to a limited company history, the long-term performance of these models has not yet been assessed.|
|Motion Isolation||4 – Zenhaven mattresses absorb and minimize motion to a significant extent, and many owners report a reduced number of nighttime sleep disturbances.|
|Off-gassing||3 – Minor odors have been reported from Zenhaven owners, but these smells typically dissipate within a few days after the bed has been unpackaged.|
|Conforming||4 – Zenhaven’s Medium Soft side conforms closely for targeted pain and pressure relief, while the Firm side may be suitable for sleepers who don’t want close conforming.|
|Sex||3 – Most latex sleep surfaces are not responsive enough for sex, but the Firm side of the Zenhaven mattress may be more suitable for couples.|
|Temperature Neutrality||3 – Some Zenhaven owners claim their mattress sleeps hot, but most report a cool and comfortable sleeping experience.|
|Edge Support||1 – Like other latex models, the Zenhaven offers little to no edge support and many owners report sinkage at the edges.|
|Noise||5 – Zenhaven mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.|
|Light side sleeper under 130 LBS||4|
|Average side sleeper between 130 LBS – 230 LBS||4|
|Heavy side sleeper over 230 LBS||3|
|Light back sleeper under 130 LBS||4|
|Average back sleeper between 130 LBS – 230 LBS||4|
|Heavy back sleeper over 230 LBS||4|
|Light stomach sleeper under 130 LBS||3|
|Average stomach sleeper between 130 LBS – 230 LBS||4|
|Heavy stomach sleeper over 230 LBS||3|
|Firmness Rating||Side 1: 4 (Medium Soft)
Side 2: 7 (Firm)
|Support Core Components||6″ Talalay Latex|
|Comfort Layer Components||1 1/2″ Talalay Latex|
|Cover Components||Organic Cotton|
|Twin||38″W x 75″L x 10″|
|Twin Extra Long (XL)||38″W x 80″L x 10”|
|Full||54″W x 75″L x 10″|
|Queen||60W” x 80L” x 10″|
|King||76W” x 80L” x 10″|
|California King||72″W x 84″L x 10″|
|Twin Extra Long (XL)||$1,349|
|Sleep trial||120 Nights|
|Refund||Full Minus $99 Delivery Fee|
|Warranty||20 Year Non-Prorated|
|Delivery||Zenhaven mattresses are not compressed or vacuum-sealed for shipping.|
|Availability||Zenhaven ships mattresses to addresses in the continental U.S. and Canada. Deliveries to Hawaii are not available. Alaska is available through special coordination with Zenhaven/Saatva.|
|White Glove Delivery||Included|
|Old Mattress Removal||Included|
|Customer Service||8 out of 10 customer experiences show consumers have had a positive experience with Zenhaven/Saatva, irrespective of whether or not they liked the product.|
|Company History||Zenhaven was launched in May 2016; its parent company, Saatva, was founded in 2010 and launched in 2011.|
|BBB Rating||Zenhaven does not have a current BBB rating, but Saatva’s current BBB rating is A+.|
|Physical Stores||Zenhaven/Saatva do not operate any brick-and-mortar stores or showrooms; all purchases and deliveries are arranged online.|
Bed Buddy Report | Verdict |
- Below average price point compared to other memory foam mattresses
- Multiple firmness options, including one designed for heavier individuals
- Excellent edge support and good responsiveness for sex
- Better motion isolation and conforming than other innersprings/hybrids
- Free shipping
- Lifetime warranty
- Mandatory 30-night break-in period with 120-night sleep trial
Bed Buddy Report | Findings |
Zenhaven, as a subsidiary of Saatva, is a luxury latex mattress with a dual-sided design. On one side of the Zenhaven, the mattress has a Medium Soft (4) firmness rating, while the other has Firm feel or a 7 on the firmness scale.
The dual comfort layers of the Zenhaven are constructed from Talalay latex, which has a more consistent cell structure that makes for a softer, more pillow-like feel. The Talalay latex in the comfort areas of the bed offers great cushioning.
Given its dual-sided construction, both comfort layers of the Zenhaven share the same support core, which is made of a firmer, more dense Talalay latex. The three layers of latex interact to provide a wonderfully supportive sleep. In terms of keeping your spine aligned throughout the night, the Zenhaven is exceptional.
Zenhaven mattresses feature a flippable, two-sided design with a different firmness option on each side. One side corresponds to a 4, or Medium Soft, on our 1-10 firmness scale, and the other corresponds to a 7 or Firm. A full breakdown of mattress dimensions and components is found in the table below.
When it comes to latex mattresses, Zenhaven is up there with the best of the best. It’s certainly pricier than many of its memory foam counterparts, but alongside similar quality latex options, it’s actually a good value. Latex mattresses are more expensive because they are the most durable, longest-lasting beds out there.
Where the Sleep On Latex meets the budget latex shopper, the Zenhaven and the PlushBeds Botanical Bliss are standard latex beds. The Spindle is another great choice given it’s latex build, though a lesser on quality, but you will save more as well.
What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for a Zenhaven Mattress?
Based on my customer feedback, Zenhaven mattresses received the following grades among sleepers of different weights and preferred sleep positions. Both sides of the Zenhaven mattress have been taken into account to generate these ratings.
It goes without saying, given the ratings above, that the Zenhaven exceeds customer’s expectations. But not only that, this bed came through our testing process as the standout latex mattress for all variety of sleep styles and weights.
Unrivaled support for back sleepers, who enjoy the responsive, yet even feel of the bed. But moreover, often pesky side sleepers – who typically find problem areas in their shoulders and hips when resting in their preferred position – were equally satisfied by the pressure relieving aspects of the Zenhaven.
Stomach sleepers need not worry over their purchase here either; the Zenhaven actually supports your groin, rather than letting it dig in like many other mattresses. You won’t wake up in the morning complaining about your lower back hurting on this bed.
As a flippable, two-comfort option mattress, if you aren’t comfortable on one side, simply flip the Zenhaven over.
Please note that these ratings are subjective, and that everyone has varying experiences on different mattresses. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a mattress.
For more information on sleeping positions please see my guides for side, back, stomach and combination sleepers.
My testing process also found the Zenhaven should also be great for you if…
- You want an all-natural, hypoallergenic mattress.
- You want a latex mattress, but are unsure how firmness changes with this material. Since the Zenhaven is a 2-in-1 flippable bed, you have two comfort choices.
- You often sleep hot but like the foam feel. Zenhaven resists body heat and instead of trapping heat like most memory foam mattresses, the latex has a breathable open cell structure. Rest cool.