The Saatva and Beautyrest Black are both high-quality mattresses with innerspring builds. True to innerspring form, they’re supportive, bouncy, and ideal for folks who prefer a traditional feel. That being said, they’re also quite different, and appeal to different types of sleepers.
So, which of these mattresses will help you drift off to dreamland? Let’s find out by comparing the Saatva vs Beautyrest Black head-to-head.
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Saatva vs Beautyrest Black: Similarities and Differences
Before we dig in, let’s take a look at some of the main similarities and differences between these two mattresses. For more detailed information make sure to check out our full Saatva mattress review and Beautyrest Black mattress review.
It’s worth noting that both Saatva and Beautyrest sell multiple mattress models (we’re focused on the classic Saatva and the Beautyrest Black in this review). Both these mattresses also come in a few different firmness levels. We’ll be reviewing the Luxury Firm Saatva and L-Class Medium Beautyrest Black.
- Both these beds are classic innerspring mattresses that feature a lot of support and bounce. This is great for combination sleepers and folks who like a traditional feel.
- Both mattresses are firm-feeling, which makes them nice options for back and stomach sleepers.
- Both mattresses have reinforced edges. The extra edge support will make these beds feel a little bit bigger than a foam mattress in a similar size might.
- The Saatva mattress is a bit cheaper than the Beautyrest black.
- The Beautyrest Black sleeps cooler than the Saatva thanks to its cooling BlackICE™ cover.
- The Beautyrest Black isolates motion better than the Saatva. This means you’re less likely to be disturbed by a restless partner on the Beautyrest.
- Saatva is an exclusively online retailer, while Beautyrest mattresses are also sold at brick-and-mortar stores.
Which is Better for You?
So which of these is the best new mattress for you? Depends on how you sleep! Take a look at the list below to learn which of these beds might work for you.
- If you sleep on your stomach both of these mattresses offer firm support that could work for you.
- If you sleep on your side neither of these mattresses will be quite soft enough for you. You should opt for a mattress that offers more cushioning around your pressure points. One of our best memory foam mattresses might do the trick.
- If you sleep on your back and like a firm feel, both these beds should work for you.
- If you’re a combination sleeper the Saatva could be best for you. The coil technology in both mattresses should provide the responsiveness you need to change positions easily, but the Saatva offers just a bit more bounce.
- If you’re looking for durability both of these luxury mattresses should work for you! They’re made with high-quality materials that should stand the test of time.
- If you’re a heavier sleeper (over 250 lbs) both of these sturdy mattresses should offer the support you need.
- If you’re looking for breathability, the cooling Beautyrest Black might be a better fit.
- If you sleep with a partner, you might want to opt for the Beautyrest, which isolates motion a little better than the Saatva.
- If you’re on a budget, the cheaper Saatva mattress is the way to go.
What Do These Mattresses Feel Like?
Next, let’s look more closely at how it might feel to sleep on top of these beds! I’ll start with firmness. Keep in mind, how a mattress feels can vary depending on your body type and preferred sleeping position. For reference, I’m 5’10”, 190 lbs, and prefer to sleep on my stomach.
The Saatva mattress comes in three different firmness levels: Plush, Luxury Firm, and Firm. The Luxury Firm model felt pretty firm to me, I gave it an 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale. For reference, the industry standard for medium firmness is 6.5 out of 10.
On my back, the Saatva made me feel supported and like my spine was well positioned. I felt as though I was lying on top of the mattress (rather than “in” it), and it was easy to change positions, a key feature for combination sleepers.
Moving to my side, I felt a bit of pressure around my shoulders and hips, so I wouldn’t recommend this mattress to side sleepers. On the other hand, stomach sleepers should get the support they need at the hips to feel comfortable on this mattress.
I ranked the Beautyrest Black at an 8 out of 10 on the firmness scale, which is definitely in the firm range. It felt a little firmer than the Saatva to me. The pocketed coils and firm poly foam transition layer lend the mattress a ton of support, and the memory foam comfort layer is thin enough that it doesn’t neutralize the mattress’s firmness.
Because the mattress is so firm, it will probably work best for back or stomach sleepers. Stomach sleepers looking for an extra-firm feel should especially like this mattress. It does a nice job of preventing the hips from sinking in too far, which helps maintain healthy spinal alignment in these positions. That said, side sleepers are likely to find this mattress too firm as they might experience jamming in the shoulders. Strict side sleepers might want to look to the Beautyrest Hybrid to get more of a blend of pressure relief and support.
The Beautyrest does have a top layer of gel memory foam to offer some pressure relief. This layer does a nice job conforming to your body. It also offers a bit of motion isolation. This means that couples might like it. You shouldn’t feel overly disturbed by a restless partner on this bed. However, if you’re very easily disturbed by a restless partner you should probably opt for a foam mattress instead.
Price is a huge determining factor when deciding between two different mattresses. Saatva is a bit cheaper than Beautyrest. You can compare prices and sizing below. And remember to check out our Saatva coupon page to get a better deal.
Prices listed will be before discount or offer on each size.
What Are These Mattresses Made Of?
Next, let’s take a look inside each of these beds to see why they feel the way they do.
Cover — The Saatva’s organic cotton cover is breathable and antimicrobial. It feels soft and cozy to the touch.
Comfort Layer — The Saatva’s top layer is a euro pillow top. It offers a bit of cushion and pressure relief to sleepers.
Support Layer — Next up is a support layer of individually wrapped pocketed coils. It offers some bounce, airflow, and support.
Zoned Support Layer — A layer of memory foam in the center of the Saatva offers some pressure relief at the lower back. This is a nice feature for anyone suffering from lower back pain.
Foundation Layer — The Saatva’s base layer is a steel coil system. This second coil layer provides even more powerful lift and great support.
Edge Support — The entire mattress is encased in high-density foam. This means the Saatva will have a very strong edge. You should be able to roll all the way to the side of this mattress and still feel supported.
Cover — The cover is made from a blend of polyester and rayon, which is breathable and helps the bed sleep cooler. It’s quilted with two layers of polyfoam, so sleepers can sink into the mattress just a bit right off the bat.
Comfort layer — Next is a thin layer of gel-infused memory foam. It offers a touch of pressure relief without swallowing up a sleeper or detracting from the bed’s overall support. The gel infusion helps draw heat away from a sleeper’s body.
Transition layer — Beneath the comfort layer is a transition layer made of poly foam, which is a bit firmer than the memory foam above it. This layer helps ease the transition from the memory foam to the firmer pocketed coils.
Support layer — The support layer of the mattress is made of pocketed coils. The coils give the mattress its bouncy and supportive feel. While the Saatva features two layers of coils on top of each other, the Beautyrest Black just has one layer.
Edge support — Like the Saatva, the Beautyrest Black is wrapped with a high-density polyfoam layer that boosts edge support and lets individuals and couples utilize the full surface of the bed.
Whew! We’ve covered the construction, feel, and price of both of these beds, and we’re nearly to the end of our Saatva vs. Beautyrest Black comparison! Just one question remains: Which is the best mattress for you? I can’t answer that, but the sections below should help with the decision!
Saatva Best Features
- The Saatva is especially well-suited to combo sleepers. It’s easy to switch positions during the night on this bed.
- Back and stomach sleepers should really appreciate the firm support the Saatva offers.
- Budget shoppers should appreciate that the Saatva is cheaper than the Beautyrest. In fact, it’s very well priced for a luxury mattress.
Beautyrest Black Best Features
- Because it’s very firm and supportive, the Beautyrest Black is well-suited to back and stomach sleepers, who need plenty of support to keep their hips and spine in healthy alignment.
- This mattress could also be a good fit for folks who are worried about sleeping hot. The breathable cover and gel-infused memory foam help this mattress sleep cool.
- Finally, couples could appreciate the cooling technology, extra edge support, and low motion transfer the Beautyrest Black offers.
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Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating
We rate each company for their customer service based on our personal experience with their reps. Companies can receive one of four ratings: Stellar, Great, Satisfactory, or Poor.
Saatva Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating
Saatva got a Satisfactory rating because when I asked a question on their site’s chat function, it took over 15 minutes to receive an answer. The answer was thorough and helpful, but there was a wait. When I scored Saatva I also took into account several other customer reviews that mentioned difficulty getting in touch with customer service and delayed delivery times.
Beautyrest Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating
Beautyrest does not have a chat function so you’ll need to email or call to get in touch with their customer service department. You do have to go through a few automated menu options when you call and wait times will vary depending on your request. My call wait time was only a few minutes. When I emailed Beautyrest a question about their warranty it did take one day to get back to me, so if you need a fast response a call is the way to go. But the email response was thoughtful and helpful, and the team sent me an automated email with a few helpful FAQ links while I waited.
More From Saatva and Beautyrest
While I’ve focused much of this comparison on the standard Luxury Firm Saatva and Beautyrest Black, it’s worth noting that both brands also sell other models. Comparing the standard mattresses to other versions helps underscore the characteristics of each bed. So let’s get to it!
Loom & Leaf
- The Loom & Leaf is an all-foam, memory foam bed from Saatva.
- The mattress has a pretty classic memory foam feel. The foams allow plenty of room for sleepers to sink into the mattress and enjoy some body-contouring and pressure relief.
- Because the foams offer pressure relief and conform to a sleeper’s body, this mattress might be well-suited to side sleepers. They should find that the mattress helps them avoid feeling jammed up around the shoulder.
- Learn more in the full Loom & Leaf mattress review.
- The Zenhaven is another model from Saatva that uses latex in lieu of memory foam.
- This is a good pick for folks who want a mattress that uses natural materials. It has an organic cotton cover and uses natural Talalay Latex.
- The mattress has a flippable design: It’s medium-firm on one side and firm on the other, so users get two firmness options in one mattress.
- Check out the full Zenhaven mattress review to learn more.
- The Saatva HD is designed specifically with the needs of heavier folks in mind.
- It’s a sturdy mattress that offers firm support, a strong build, and durable materials that should hold up well over the long term.
- The mattress features a fairly complex construction that includes an organic cotton cover, a bouncy latex pillow top, a memory foam comfort layer, a poly foam transition layer, and steel coils in the support layer.
- Read the full Saatva HD mattress review.
- The Saatva Solaire is an adjustable air chamber bed. It lets users inflate and deflate the chambers to customize the feel to their personal preferences.
- The Solaire isn’t a typical air bed. It incorporates layers of memory foam, latex, and poly foam above and below the air chambers. These layers lend the mattress extra pressure relief, comfort, and support.
- Sizes Queen and up incorporate two connected air chambers, which lets partners customize each side of the mattress to their individual preferences.
- Learn more in the full Saatva Solaire mattress review.
Beautyrest Black Hybrid
- The Beautyrest Hybrid has a similar construction to the Beautyrest Black. It offers a solid build and nice support.
- The primary difference between the Beautyrest Hybrid and Black is that the Hybrid has a softer feel. While the Black is best-suited to back and stomach sleepers, the extra plushness on the Hybrid means it should appeal to combo sleepers who need a balance of comfort and support.
- Like the Beautyrest Black, the Beautyrest Hybrid does a nice job of sleeping cool.
- Check out the full Beautyrest Hybrid mattress review to learn more.
Beautyrest Harmony Lux
- Side sleepers might appreciate the soft foams in this hybrid mattress.
- Like the Beautyrest Black, the Harmony Lux offers great edge support and motion isolation, making it a nice fit for couples. In fact, the Harmony Lux isolates motion a bit better than the Black.
- This durable mattress should last you a long time.
- Find out more in the full Beautyrest Harmony Lux mattress review.
Other Common Comparisons
Below, you can find a few other common Saatva and Beautyrest comparisons.
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