Editor’s Note: The Haven Premier is no longer available. I’d recommend checking out the Puffy mattress, which is another all-foam bed that has a medium-firm feel and comes at a similar price point.
The Haven Premier mattress combines gentle, gel-infused memory foam with sturdy, high-density poly foam for a medium-firm feel that’s as pressure-relieving as it is supportive. This mattress could work wonders for a wide range of sleepers, but could it work well for you?
To find out, take a peek at my full review of the Haven Premier mattress below. In it, I’m going to analyze every inch of this bed to figure out how it’s built, how it feels, and for whom it might be best. By the end of this guide, not only will you know everything about this mattress, but you’ll also know whether or not it’s the one for you.
For my full review, keep on reading below! If you’re short on time, skip to my review summary at the end of this page.
Haven is a relatively new brand on the scene that’s powered by Idle Sleep. At the moment, the company sells two different mattresses as well as memory foam pillows, adjustable bases, luxury sateen sheets, foundations, and more.
A small note to acknowledge that the Haven mattress is made in the USA and ships to customers all across the country. It’s also backed by a lifetime warranty, very appropriately dubbed the “Warranty Without End™” by Haven. This protects the mattress from any and all manufacturing or material-related issues, including excessive sagging!
What is the Haven Premier Mattress Made Of?
The Haven Premier mattress is built with three layers of foam and stands 12” tall. Things kick off with a gel-infused memory foam layer and then are followed by firmer sections of poly foam and high-density poly foam. Though this design is fairly typical, I’m intrigued by the cooling properties in this mattress and am excited to see how they influence the overall feel.
So, let’s go ahead and dive underneath the covers!
Cover – The Haven Premier cover is made from a soft, quilted cotton fabric that the brand says is designed to regulate body temperature. What’s perhaps most notable about this cover, though, is that it’s removable and machine washable!
Comfort – Beneath the cover, you’ll land on a 3” section of what Haven calls its “cooling buoyancy foam.” This material is like memory foam in that it has a slow response to pressure, which provides plenty of space for folks to sink in for pressure relief at the shoulders, hips, and lower back. This is a very thick section of memory foam, which works to establish a gentle feel right off the bat. And while memory foam has a slight reputation for absorbing and trapping body heat, the foam here has been modified with a cooling gel infusion to help mitigate this issue.
Transition – Up next, you’ll spy a 2” transitional layer of poly foam. This section mostly works to curb the sinkage of the layer above it and ease the sleeper into the firmer base layer below.
Base – And finally, we arrive at a 7” section of high-density poly foam. This material is firm and supportive, providing the mattress with most of its shape and stability. This is a fairly tall section of high-density poly foam, which tells me that this bed is going to be slightly firmer than other all-foam options on the market.
How Does the Haven Premier Mattress Feel?
Now that we’ve got the construction specs sorted, let’s talk about how this mattress feels! To kick off the conversation, I’d like to start with its firmness.
Before we dig into this section, I just want to take a moment to acknowledge the subjective nature of firmness. As with any feel factor, a bed’s firmness can change a lot depending on one’s body size, shape, and weight. Therefore, my experience with the Haven Premier could very well differ from your own. For reference, I’m 5’10”, weight around 190 lbs., and prefer to sleep on my stomach (which means I like a firmer feel).
After rolling around on the Haven Premier mattress, I decided to give it a 6.5/10 on the firmness scale, with 1 being the softest mattress in the world and 10 being the firmest. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, this bed is squarely medium firm.
I’m not too surprised by this read at all. The Haven mattress is an all-foam bed topped with a thick layer of memory foam. As we discussed in the construction section of this review, memory foam is a super soft material known for its sinkage, body-contouring, and pressure relief. No wonder, then, that I sank right into the bed for a deep and cozy hug.
However, it’s worth noting that I didn’t feel stuck in the mattress. I only mention this because memory foam has a slight reputation for trapping you in the bed, making it difficult for them to move around and change positions. I didn’t experience that here, which tells me this could be a nice pick for those who want to feel more “on top” of their mattress than “in” it.
From a position perspective, I think this mattress could work really well for both back and side sleepers. These folks need pressure relief at the shoulders, hips, and lower back to achieve a sound night’s sleep, which this bed pulls off with ease. Stomach sleepers, on the other hand, may find the bed to be a little too soft for their needs… but more on that below!
Testing the Haven Premier Mattress
To get a better idea of what the Haven Premier is all about I put it through a few tests so we can see how it performs.
First up, let’s figure out how well this mattress relieves pressure. If a bed is pressure-relieving, it should be able to alleviate tension at sensitive spots like the shoulders, hips, and lower back. If it’s not, it can actually compound stress in those areas, especially for folks who already deal with things like fibromyalgia, joint pain, or arthritis.
To test the Haven bed’s pressure relief, I’m going to use a pressure map. This gadget captures the amount of force exerted on the structure, allowing me to map out all the areas of low and high pressure. To read the map, all you have to know is that green indicates areas of low pressure and red indicates areas of high pressure.
Back – The Haven Premier mattress felt awesome while lying on my back! As I sank into the top layer of memory foam, I could feel the material filling in the space at my lumbar region, providing this area with a ton of pressure relief. I also enjoyed that I didn’t feel too stuck in the structure, which meant that my hips felt well-supported.
Side – This mattress also felt pretty good on my side. The top layer of memory foam did a nice job of contouring to the curves of my body, providing me with plenty of space to sink in for pressure relief at my shoulders and hips. Strict side sleepers or folks who switch between their side and another position in the night should definitely consider this bed.
Stomach – The only position that didn’t really work for me was stomach sleeping. Stomach sleepers tend to like firm structures that lift the hips in line with the shoulders. As I stretched out on my stomach, I could feel my hips dipping into the soft memory foam layer. This created some bowing at my lower back, which was not very comfortable for me personally.
Motion transfer refers to how much movement is detectable from one side of the bed to the other other. Basically, this next test will let you know whether or not you’re likely to be disturbed by your bed mate’s movements in the night. For that reason, it can be an extra important factor for couples to consider.
To illustrate this motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from heights of 4 inches, Eight inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
These are pretty good motion transfer results! The star here is the top layer of memory foam, which does an excellent job of absorbing and dissipating motion throughout the structure. Memory foam is a dense material, so it generally helps to keep motion transfer low. If you sleep with a light sleeper, this might be a good bed for you!
And finally, let’s chat about edge support. This measure is all about assessing how well-supported the sides of a mattress are. It can be an important factor for couples or for those simply looking to maximize the usable surface area of their bed. Sound edge support can also make it much easier to get up in the morning or during the night.
In my opinion, the Haven Premier mattress doesn’t have very good edge support. I’m not too surprised by this — as we’ve discussed throughout this review, the Haven Premier is quite a soft bed. While it’s foam layers bring a lot of pressure relief to the table, they don’t do much to stabilize and support the exterior of the bed.
The Haven Premier mattress combines cooling gel-infused memory foam with supportive high-density poly foam for a feel that’s as pressure-relieving as it is supportive. Thanks to the gel infusion, this bed could be particularly well-suited to hot sleepers as the memory foam here doesn’t trap too much body heat.
Haven Premier Pros
- I really like this bed for back sleepers! Folks who doze primarily on their backs need a sturdy structure that will lift the hips up and out of the bed while also providing pressure relief to the shoulders, which this mattress does with ease.
- I also like this bed for side sleepers, who will likely enjoy the thick top layer of memory foam as it contours to their shoulders, hips, and lower back.
- In general, I’d say this mattress could be a good pick for anyone who wants the feel of memory foam without that stuck-in-the-bed feeling that so often accompanies the material.
Haven Premier Cons
- One of my least favorite things about the Haven bed is that it lacks edge support. If you sleep with a partner or simply want a super sturdy side, this may not be the mattress for you.
- Additionally, heavy people may find that this mattress lacks the support they need to get a good night’s sleep. Heavier individuals typically want a bed with a firm base to help lift them up and out of the structure.
How Much Does the Haven Premier Mattress Cost?
Of course, your decision on this mattress might come down to price! For a full price breakdown, check out the table below. And remember that you can always save money on your mattress purchase by taking a peek at our mattress deals page.
|Twin||39″ x 75″ x 14″||$910|
|Twin XL||39″ x 80″ x 14″||$990|
|Full||54″ x 75″ x 14″||$1,190|
|Queen||60″ x 80″ x 14″||$1,390|
|King||76″ x 80″ x 14″||$1,710|
|California King||72″ x 80″ x 14″||$1,710|
- Trial – 18 Months
- Warranty – Lifetime
- Shipping – Free
- Financing – Available
Is the Haven Premier a good mattress?
The Haven Premier is a good mattress for back and side sleepers. These folks will likely benefit from the bed’s pressure-relieving memory foam layer, which helps alleviate tension at the shoulders, hips, and lower back.
How long will the Haven Premier mattress last?
Most all-foam mattresses last between 7-10 years. You can help extend the life of your mattress by rotating it 180 degrees every six months or so.
What if I don’t like the Haven Premier mattress?
Thankfully, the Haven Premier mattress comes with an 18-month sleep trial period in which you can test out the bed and return it if you don’t like it.
Do you need a box spring with the Haven Premier mattress?
You can use a box spring if you want to, but it’s not required. You can also place your Haven Premier mattress directly on the floor or on a bed frame, depending on your preferences.
Can you flip the Haven Premier mattress?
The Haven Premier mattress is designed to be used on one side only, so you should not flip it. You can, however, rotate it 180 degrees every few months to prevent sagging.