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Saatva HD Mattress Review

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Written by Rebecca Levi

Reviewed by Dr. Michael Breus

Expert Tested

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Mattress Review

Saatva HD Mattress

Details

  • Type: Innerspring

  • Firmness: Firm (7)

  • Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King

  • Price Range: $1,995 – $4,390

  • Warranty: Lifetime, Limited

Highlights

  • Provides comfort and support for heavier individuals
  • Exceptional temperature regulation
  • Pairs well with the Saatva HD foundation

Ideal For

  • Sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds
  • People seeking a durable and long-lasting mattress
  • Those who sleep hot or are prone to sweating

Saatva HD Mattress: Our Verdict

Saatva designed the HD to comfortably fit heavier people, with a unique construction engineered to support individuals weighing up to 500 pounds. With strong coils, durable natural latex, and targeted support for the lower back, the mattress is made to last without sagging. 

During our sleep lab tests, we found that the Saatva HD’s durable construction combines excellent temperature regulation with study edge support and very good ease of movement. This luxury mattress is a great fit for heavier individuals and anyone looking for a well-constructed and long-lasting bed. The Saatva HD also comes with the benefits of free shipping, White Glove delivery, and old mattress removal.

Saatva HD Mattress: An Introduction

Founded in 2010, Saatva offers direct-to-consumer mattresses with an emphasis on customer service and eco-friendly materials. Like the flagship Saatva Classic, the Saatva HD is considered a luxury innerspring model but can also be categorized as a hybrid mattress thanks to its ample comfort system.   

At 15.5 inches tall, the Saatva HD is the company’s thickest model. Featuring tempered steel coils and durable comfort layers, the mattress was developed with heavier individuals in mind. Our team noted that its breathable natural latex and offset coil system provided outstanding temperature regulation during our testing process.

The mattress is designed to pair with Saatva’s HD foundation, which is engineered to be stronger than typical box springs or foundations. Made from wood, foam, and microsuede, the foundation comes in 4.75- and 8.75-inch profiles. A compatible metal frame is also available.

How We Review

Our testing team uses a comprehensive testing methodology to find out how a mattress performs across a variety of categories. Building off of our team’s years of experience testing sleep products, our reviews focus on the features that matter most so you can find an ideal mattress that fits your needs and preferences. 

What’s It Like to Sleep on the Saatva HD Mattress?

Our team found that the Saatva HD’s plush Euro-top provides gentle cushioning, while the underlying layers of latex and polyfoam provide both responsiveness and support. Our testers also found the Saatva HD exceptionally cool, as each layer is designed to maximize breathability.

Saatva HD Mattress Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Designed for sleepers who weigh up to 500 pounds
  • Zoned latex boosts support for the lower back and other pressure points
  • Breathable natural materials help keep sleepers cool

Cons

  • Below-average motion isolation
  • May be too firm for people under 130 pounds
  • Pricier than a typical innerspring or hybrid mattress

Sleeping Positions, Body Weight, and Firmness

The Saatva HD is a firm mattress, rated 7 on our 10-point scale of firmness. The Euro-top and memory foam layer provide a small amount of contouring, while innerspring coils and dense polyfoam form a sturdy support core. 

The HD features thick tempered steel coils and reinforced edges to prevent sagging. Since it is designed specifically for heavier individuals, our testing team wasn’t surprised that our sleepers over 130 pounds gave it higher marks than testers under that weight threshold, regardless of sleep position.

Under 130 lbs.
130-230 lbs.
Over 230 lbs.

Side Sleepers

2/5

3/5

5/5

Back Sleepers

2/5

5/5

5/5

Stomach Sleepers

3/5

5/5

4/5

Side Sleepers

Side sleepers tend to feel pressure in their hips and shoulders, which can make overly firm mattresses uncomfortable. Our side sleepers who weigh under 230 pounds found the Saatva HD too firm and reported that it lacks the cushioning they prefer. However, testers over 230 pounds appreciated the targeted support provided by the zoned layer of latex and rated the HD as excellent. Read more: Best Mattresses for Heavy Side Sleepers.

Back Sleepers

Back sleepers generally need a sleep surface that supports the spine with just enough contouring for the lower back. Our back sleepers over 130 pounds were impressed with the HD’s combination of sturdy support and gentle contouring. Back sleepers under 130 pounds were less enthusiastic, noting that it lacks sufficient cushioning for their needs.

Stomach Sleepers

Stomach sleepers typically require a firmer mattress to stay comfortable and avoid sinkage in their midsection. All of our stomach sleepers gave the HD at least average marks, with those between 130 and 230 pounds particularly praising its combination of support and light contouring.

Our Performance Ratings

We look at each mattress we review from multiple angles and rank each performance factor according to a five-point scale, with 1 being poor and 5 being excellent.

Pressure Relief

Rating: 3/5

The latex in the Saatva HD’s comfort system features five ergonomic zones targeting areas that commonly experience pressure points, including the hips, shoulders, and lumbar region. The support core uses an offset coil system, which offers more contouring and motion isolation than traditional innerspring coils. Due to its firm construction, however, the HD may not provide enough contouring or pressure relief for sleepers under 130 pounds.

Temperature Neutrality

Rating: 5/5

Our testing team had high praise for the HD’s ability to regulate temperature. The combination of a breathable Euro-top with a coil system that promotes airflow makes this mattress ideal for people who tend to sleep hot or sweat at night.

Motion Isolation

Rating: 2/5

Mattresses that contain an innerspring support core tend to respond to movement, which means that they generally don’t isolate motion as well as other mattress types. Although the layers of latex and foam did absorb some movement in our tests, the surface still moved significantly when a sleeper shifted position or got out of bed. Customers who prioritize motion isolation may be more interested in the medium firm (6) version of Saatva’s all-foam Loom & Leaf Mattress.

Edge Support

Rating: 4/5

With 6 inches of high-density polyfoam rails surrounding the perimeter, the Saatva HD boasts stronger edge support and a larger usable sleep surface than many luxury mattresses. During testing, the edges sank only slightly under pressure and never felt unstable. Enhanced perimeter support can come in especially handy for people who like to sit or sleep near the edge of the bed.

Durability

Rating: 4/5

The Saatva HD features high-quality construction and materials that are made to last. The mattress boasts a high-density polyfoam base layer along with 12.5-gauge recycled steel coils for solid support. The comfort system includes natural latex, which tends to outlast other types of foam. As a whole, we expect this model should last at least seven to eight years before needing to be replaced.

Ease of Movement

Rating: 4/5

A layer of latex combined with a responsive coil system gives the Saatva HD plenty of bounce and prevents it from sinking excessively during movement. Although memory foam can sometimes leave a mattress less responsive and make it more difficult to change sleeping positions, our testing team didn’t find these drawbacks with the Saatva HD. During testing, our team was able to shift from one position to another and crawl across the mattress with ease.

Sex

Rating: 4/5

Great temperature control, strong edge support, and a relatively responsive feel make the HD a great option for people who regularly use their mattress for sex. One potential downside is that the offset coils in the support core are prone to making noise, which could be distracting for some couples.

Off-Gassing

Rating: 4/5

Off-gassing refers to the chemical smell that some new mattresses release, especially during unboxing. This odor comes from VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, that are associated with the production of some foams and adhesives. While VOCs are considered harmless and dissipate over time, many people find their smell unpleasant. Since the HD contains natural latex and coils and isn’t compressed for delivery, it had less of an odor than many other all-foam mattresses we’ve tested.

What Is the Saatva HD Mattress Made Of?

The Saatva HD’s cover is made from organic cotton. Hand-tufting helps prevent the fabric from developing impressions or indentations. The cover is treated with Guardin, a botanical antimicrobial formula intended to prevent bacteria and mold growth.

The top layer of the comfort system is a 3-inch Euro-top quilted with a mixture of polyfoam and plush fibers. Next is a layer of natural latex that’s zoned to offer lumbar support and pressure relief. A layer of memory foam is followed by denser polyfoam to increase the mattress’ support and durability.

The Saatva HD’s support core features an offset innerspring system consisting of thick 12.5-gauge tempered coils designed to support heavier people. Saatva’s Lumbar Zone Active Spinal Wire is added to the portion of the mattress under the lower back. This feature is designed to provide enhanced support for the lumbar region. The final layer is an additional piece of dense polyfoam that’s used to reinforce the innerspring support core.

Saatva HD Construction Layers

Mattress Construction Layers
Details

Cover Material

Organic Cotton

Comfort Layers

3″ Polyfoam and Plush Fibers (quilted in Euro-top)
1.5″ Natural Latex
1.5″ Memory Foam
2″ Polyfoam

Support Core

5.5″ Offset Coils (with polyfoam perimeter)
2″ High-Density Polyfoam

How Much Does the Saatva HD Mattress Cost?

The Saatva HD is priced at the high end even within the luxury mattress category, but its specialty construction and durability make it a worthwhile option for shoppers looking for a highly supportive and long-lasting mattress.

Size
Price
Dimensions
Height
Weight

Twin

$1,795

38” x 75”

15.5”

80 lbs.

Twin XL

$1,995

38” x 80”

15.5”

85 lbs.

Full

$2,595

54” x 75″

15.5”

110 lbs.

Queen

$3,195

60” x 80”

15.5”

135 lbs.

King

$3,695

76” x 80”

15.5”

169 lbs.

California King

$3,695

72” x 84”

15.5”

169 lbs.

Split King$3,99038” x 80” (2 pcs.)15.5″170 lbs.

Should You Get the Saatva HD Foundation?

The Saatva HD foundation was developed specifically for use with the Saatva HD Mattress. The company strongly recommends purchasing the HD foundation along with the mattress. That said, the HD should work with many solid bed frames that include a leg in the center of the bed that makes contact with the floor. 

The HD foundation is available in two height options: 4.75 inches and 8.75 inches. Both heights cost the same for their respective mattress sizes.

Saatva also sells a metal frame that fits under the HD foundation and adds 7.5 inches to the bed’s overall profile. The frame isn’t designed for stand-alone use.

Saatva HD Foundation Price

Mattress SizeFoundation PriceTotal Cost (Mattress + Foundation)
Twin$220$2,015
Twin XL$224$2,219
Full$295$2,890
Queen$355$3,550
King$448$4,143
California King$448$4,143
Split King$448$4,438

Which Saatva Mattress Is Right for You?

The Saatva HD is a great option for heavier people who are looking for a tough and durable mattress. It’s also a good choice for back sleepers over 130 pounds and individuals who tend to overheat when they sleep. However, some customers may find that the HD doesn’t fit their budget, or that it feels too firm.

Individuals seeking a firm mattress for less money might consider the Saatva Classic. The lower-priced Classic comes in three firmness levels: soft (3), medium firm (6), and firm (8). Due to the wide range of options, most of our testers were able to find a version of the Saatva Classic that suited their needs, regardless of preferred sleep position.

Saatva Mattresses at a Glance

Model
Firmness
Mattress Type
Height
Base Price (Queen)

Medium Firm (6)

Hybrid

11.5”

$1,795

Soft (3), Medium Firm (6), Firm (8)

Innerspring

11.5”, 14.5”

$1,995

Medium Firm (6)

Hybrid

12”

$2,195

Saatva HD

Firm (7)

Innerspring

15.5”

$3,195

Saatva also sells three other models: the Loom & Leaf, the Zenhaven, and the Solaire. The all-foam Loom & Leaf comes in two firmness options, the Zenhaven is a flippable latex mattress, and the Solaire is an adjustable airbed.

Other Saatva Brands

Model
Firmness
Mattress Type
Height
Base Price (Queen)

Medium Firm (6), Firm (8)

Foam

12”

$2,395

Medium Soft (4), Firm (7)

Latex

10”

$3,195

SolaireAdjustable: Soft (3) to Firm (8)Airbed13″$3,595

Saatva Discounts and Coupons

Saatva periodically holds sales online and at the company’s brick-and-mortar stores. Military members and immediate family, veterans, teachers, students, seniors, first responders, government employees, and certain health care professionals also receive a $225 discount on purchases of $1,000 or more. Saatva occasionally offers additional discounts to customers who subscribe to the company’s email newsletter.

Where Can You Buy the Saatva HD Mattress?

The Saatva HD is available on the company’s website and at any of Saatva’s eight brick-and-mortar viewing rooms located in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Charlotte, North Carolina. Online customers can take advantage of limited time sales, along with free delivery, setup, and mattress removal services.

Buying Information and Customer Policies
AvailabilitySaatva ships to customers in the contiguous U.S. Although the company does not ship directly to Alaska or Hawaii, Saatva will help customers in these states arrange shipping through a third-party freight service.
ShippingShipping is free for customers in the contiguous U.S., who can schedule the date and time they want their mattress delivered. There is no charge for changing a delivery appointment. Mattresses are delivered by hand and never compressed.
Additional ServicesSaatva offers free White Glove delivery service, in which mattress professionals will set up the bed in a room of your choice. Saatva also removes old mattresses and foundations for free, with the exception of waterbed bases, Sleep Number bases, and metal bed frames, as well as damaged mattresses, box springs, and foundations.
Sleep TrialAll mattresses come with a 365-night sleep trial. Customers who are unsatisfied with their purchase can return their mattress at any time during that period for a refund or replacement. There is a $99 processing fee for all returns and exchanges.
WarrantySaatva provides a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects. The warranty is prorated, meaning that the coverage changes over time. For the first two years, Saatva will replace your mattress for free. After that, the company repairs or replaces defective mattresses for a $149 processing fee.

Saatva offers other warranty options for customers, including a Fairness Replacement Option that allows you to keep the defective mattress and get a discount on a new purchase. The company also offers an Extend Protection Plan that covers damage like rips and stains that are not typically included under the standard warranty.

Saatva HD Mattress FAQ

Is the Saatva HD Mattress worth the price?

Despite its higher price tag, this model could be well worth the price for individuals who find conventional mattresses too soft and not suited to their needs. Our testers noted that it’s particularly well suited for back sleepers over 130 pounds and heavier people regardless of their preferred sleep position.

Who should consider buying the Saatva HD Mattress?

The mattress is ideal for individuals who are over 230 pounds, including back, side, stomach, or combination sleepers. It’s also a great option for shoppers who are willing to spend more for a strong, durable mattress.

Can the Saatva HD be used with an adjustable base?

The Saatva HD cannot be used with adjustable bases. Because of its reinforced construction, the HD won’t bend or flex easily. The manufacturer recommends that customers use the mattress with the Saatva HD foundation.

Is the Saatva HD Mattress heavy?

The mattress is fairly heavy, weighing in at 135 pounds for a queen size. However, Saatva offers free White Glove delivery, so customers do not need to lift or move the mattress during setup.

About The Author

Rebecca Levi

Staff Writer, Sleep Health


With a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Indiana University Bloomington, Rebecca enjoys making accurate, up-to-date health information accessible to all readers. As a freelance writer and editor, she has covered everything from healthcare and experimental music to education. Rebecca lives in Tennessee, where she spends her free time reading, writing fiction, and making music.

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