The Saatva Latex Hybrid combines quick-response latex foam with individually pocketed coils for a firm bed that’s both supportive and bouncy. But is it the right one for you? Well, you’ll just have to check out my full review to find out!
Below, I go through exactly what’s inside the Saatva Latex Hybrid mattress and run a host of tests for pressure relief, motion transfer, edge support, and more! Then, I round things out with a few pros and cons as well as some FAQs about the bed itself.
Is the Saatva Latex Hybrid a Good Mattress for You?
The Saatva Latex Hybrid is a firmer hybrid model, combining latex foam and individually pocketed coils for excellent bounce and mobility. I found it to be a pretty firm mattress, which is why I would recommend it for back sleepers, stomach sleepers, and combination back/stomach sleepers.
I was pretty impressed with the support I received and the overall solid feel of the mattress. The Saatva Latex Hybrid is well built and uses durable materials to stand the test of time. Along with back and stomach sleepers, I think people in the 250+ pound range will find the supportive feel that can help them get a great night of sleep.
The flip side of all that firm support is that I would not recommend the Saatva Latex Hybrid to side sleepers. If you’re looking for a super plush feel to relieve pressure in problem areas like the shoulders, I would take a look at something a bit softer.
In the Sleepopolis bedroom for the Saatva Latex Hybrid review
How Does the Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress Feel?
Now that we’ve broken down the mattress construction, time to see how it actually feels, starting with how firm it is.
Measuring firmness can be tricky, because it’s so subjective! How firm or soft a mattress feels varies a lot from person to person, influenced by things like body weight and sleeping position. For reference, I’m a strict stomach sleeper, weighing around 190lbs and I’m 5’10”. So, my experience of a model could be totally different from yours.
I would describe the Saatva Latex Hybrid as a firm model. I give it a 7.5/10 on the firmness scale, with 1 being incredibly soft and 10 being the firmest mattress ever. A standard industry rating for medium firm would be in the 6-6.5/10 range, and this mattress is definitely a touch firmer than that, due to the firm latex foam combined with pocketed coils.
I’d recommend this model for back sleepers, because it offers great support and helps keep the spine in alignment. I felt like I was sleeping on top of the bed rather than sinking into it! My hips were supported and the comfort level was great.
I also like the Saatva Latex Hybrid as a solid option for strict stomach sleepers. I typically recommend a firm bed for stomach sleepers like myself, because when you are lying on your front, you want to prevent your hips from sinking down into the mattress and resting lower than your shoulders (this can cause lower back pain). I think this model does a nice job of keeping the spine in alignment, which is important for stomach sleepers to consider.
Combination back and stomach sleepers might also like this mattress! The latex materials offer plenty of bounce and a quick response to pressure, which offers mobility, so most people won’t have trouble rolling over to switch positions during the night.
In my opinion, the bed is just a touch too firm for most side sleepers. A firm model like this one can put pressure on your shoulders and hips, which could cause aches and pains down the line. So, most strict side sleepers would probably be better served by a softer mattress.
On one last point, I think this mattress could suit sleepers who have a heavier body weight in the 250-300lb or more range. The latex and coils offer great support for heavier folks.
Testing the Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress
Because measuring firmness is so subjective, I also run some specialized tests on every bed I review. I test out the pressure relief, motion transfer, and edge support that a mattress offers, which helps inform for whom I’d recommend the bed — plus my pros and cons! Read on for the details.
First up comes the pressure map test, which I use to measure pressure relief. The pressure map is a mat that I can roll out on top of a bed and lie down on, and it measures the amount of pressure placed on my body. This is important because too much pressure can be painful on your shoulders, hips, and other sensitive spots — which, of course, we want to avoid!
Lying down on the mat creates a color-coded pressure map, ranging from blue in low-pressure areas up to red for high-pressure areas. Let’s dive into the results.
Back – When I was lying on my back, I felt more on top of the mattress than “in” it, and the latex layers provided a comfortable, supportive feel. You can see that the pressure map is blue across the board, so this is a solid option for back sleepers who like a firm mattress.
Side – I was actually quite surprised by the results here! You can see the gradient map turns green around the shoulders and elbows, showing areas of higher pressure, but it remained mostly blue around my hips and knees — honestly, I was expecting to see some yellow or even red areas. I don’t think strict side sleepers will get a plush, contouring feel, but the bed could be ok for combination back and side sleepers.
Stomach – As you can see, the pressure map was almost entirely blue across the board! I think this mattress has a great support level for stomach sleepers, keeping the hips and shoulders in alignment while providing pressure relief.
I also tested the bed for motion transfer, to see how movement “travels” across the bed. This is a major consideration when deciding on the best mattress for couples, and my test helps show how much it will disturb you if a partner (or pet!) moves around in the bed at night.
I assess motion transfer by dropping a 10lb steel ball onto the mattress from three different heights onto one side of the bed, and using a seismometer to measure how much that movement travels to the other side of the bed.
My test showed that the Saatva Latex Hybrid has really high motion transfer, likely because the bed is so bouncy due to the combination of latex and pocketed coils. That means other movement in the bed will probably disturb you at night, meaning this would not be my first recommendation for couples or restless sleepers.
My final test looks at edge support. Basically, do the edges and corners of the bed stay in place when you roll towards them, or do they collapse?
The edge support on the Saatva Latex Hybrid is really strong. I rolled all the way to the edge of the mattress with no problems whatsoever — I wasn’t worried about sliding off. This means you can use the whole surface area of the mattress, making the bed feel that much bigger.
What is the Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress Made Of?
Now that we know a bit about the company, it’s time to dive right in to the model itself. The Saatva Latex Hybrid is a hybrid mattress that contains both latex foam and innerspring coils, and it has three distinct layers.
Cover – The cover is made with organic cotton and quilted with wool. It provides a soft, cozy feeling for plenty of comfort right off the bat!
Comfort – Below the cover is a layer of Talalay latex. You might sink into this layer just a little bit, but this layer also provides a super quick response to pressure and a bit of bounce. Latex is great at dissipating body heat, which provides a cooler sleeping experience than you might get from some memory foams or polyurethane foams—plus, latex is typically a bit more durable, meaning the mattress can last longer!
Coils – Right below the latex comes the core of the bed, which consists of individually wrapped coils. These give the bed really excellent bounce and support, and work together with the Talalay latex to create a comfortable, quick-responding, and supportive mattress.
So after all of the testing we’ve done during our Saatva Latex Hybrid review, it’s time to list who this mattress is going to be great for… and who may need to keep searching.
My Favorite Things About the Saatva Latex Hybrid
- This bed is a nice option for back sleepers who like a firmer feel! It supports your hips and spine really well, which can help prevent back pain.
- The firm combination of latex and pocketed coils also makes this bed an appealing choice for strict stomach sleepers. A firm mattress that allows you to sleep “on top” of the bed rather than sinking “in” to it can help keep the hips in line with the shoulders, which is really important to prevent lower back pain.
- Heavier folks should definitely consider this mattress, too! The latex offers excellent support and durability, meaning the mattress shouldn’t wear out too quickly.
Common Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress Complaints
- I wouldn’t recommend this one for strict side sleepers, because it’s just a touch too firm. Typically, side sleepers would do better with a more plush feel to help cushion sensitive joints.
- Also, this mattress didn’t perform very well on my motion transfer test. The latex-coil combo provides some great bounce, but it doesn’t absorb a ton of movement. That means this won’t be the best option for couples, especially if one partner is a restless sleeper.
How Much Does The Saatva Latex Hybrid Cost?
Full pricing is listed below, but take a look at our Saatva coupon code to learn how to save on your purchase.
|Twin||38" x 75" x 13"||$1,099|
|Twin XL||38" x 80" x 13"||$1,249|
|Full||54" x 75" x 13"||$1,599|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 13"||$1,799|
|King||76" x 80" x 13"||$2,199|
|California King||72" x 84" x 13"||$2,199|
|Split King||38" x 80" x 13" (x2)||$2,499|
Saatva Policies & FAQs
Looking for more info? Here are the answers to some common questions.
Where are Saatva mattresses made?
They’re made in the United States.
Do Saatva mattresses sag?
Well, all mattresses will sag eventually. But I have to say, Saatva models are built well and use high-quality materials. Plus, latex is usually more durable than some other materials, meaning it won’t break down as quickly! I recommend reassessing a mattress after 5-7 years of use, but the Saatva Latex Hybrid might last you a little longer than that.
Can you flip a Saatva mattress?
You can’t flip the Saatva Latex Hybrid, but the company does offer another model—the Zenhaven—which is flippable. If you are worried about wearing out a non-flippable mattress, I recommend rotating it 180 degrees every six months or so.
Does Saatva offer a sleep trial?
Yes. You can try the Saatva Latex Hybrid for 180 Nights.
What is the Saatva shipping policy?
Saatva offers free white-glove delivery with every mattress purchase. They will bring the mattress to your home, and even place it on your foundation for you as well. You don’t have to lift a finger!
What is the Saatva warranty?
The Saatva Latex Hybrid mattress offers a 15 year warranty.
Saatva Latex Hybrid vs Other Saatva Models
Saatva sells a variety of mattress models, including memory foam and innerspring coil options.
To help give you some more information, I wanted to include some info on how the Saatva Latex Hybrid compares to other popular Saatva beds.
Saatva Classic vs Saatva Latex Hybrid
- The Saatva Classic looks similar to the Saatva Latex Hybrid, but the materials inside are extremely different! The Classic has a coil-on-coil innerspring build, meaning it combines larger steel coils with individually wrapped coils. This provides great support and a ton of bounce to the bed.
- I recommend the Saatva Classic for strict back sleepers and combination back/side sleepers, and think it’s a great choice for those worried about back pain in the morning! In my opinion, the Hybrid Latex is best for back, stomach, or back/stomach combo sleepers.
- The Classic comes in three different firmness levels: Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm. There’s just one firmness option for the Saatva Latex Hybrid. With the Classic, I think the medium-feel Luxury Firm option would appeal to most people.
- Check out my full review of the Saatva Classic here.
- Overall, I’d rate the Saatva Classic as one of my favorite mattresses on the market! Learn more, and see where it ranks against other brands, in our Sleepopolis Best Mattress rankings.
Loom & Leaf vs Saatva Latex Hybrid
- This model is an all-foam mattress. The gel memory foam offers a classic body contouring feel and the sensation of sinking deep into the bed. In contrast, the Saatva Latex Hybrid contains coils and latex that give it a ton of bounce.
- That Loom & Leaf absorbs body weight and provides wonderful pressure relief, which is a big plus for side sleepers concerned about joint pain!
- The memory foam in the Loom & Leaf bed drastically reduces motion transfer, meaning you could be less likely to be distrubed by a restless partner (or lively pet).
- Memory foam and latex have incredibly different feels, so the Saatva Latex Hybrid is much firmer and bouncier than the Loom & Leaf.
- Check out my full review of the Loom & Leaf here or check to see our list of best memory foam mattresses to see where it stacks up.
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