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Zenhaven Mattress Review 2019 (Unbiased Review)

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Zenhaven Mattress By Saatva

(Firm or Plush)

Zenhaven mattress review
  • Excellent Durability
  • Good For Couples
  • 20-Year Warranty
  • Cooling Cover
  • Good Motion Transfer
Total Score
Great 88%

If you are a nature lover and an environment-conscious individual, then Zenhaven will surely fit your green lifestyle. Zenhaven is an exclusive all-latex mattress manufactured by Saatva. This beautiful hand-crafted mattress is originally made in the US.

This detailed review will give you comprehensive insights about the mattress to help you make an informed decision about buying the mattress. We bet that you will find it highly affordable as compared to traditional mattresses on the market. A rating has been given to give you a good idea of its particular characteristics.

Let’s take a deep-dive into the Zenhaven mattress review for more informative insights!

 
 

What is the Construction?

It is a 10-inch latex mattress made from a blend of certified Talalay Latex, luxurious wool from New Zealand and organic cotton. It is a double-sided mattress that gives you two different firmness levels in the price of one.

On one side it is much firmer as compared to the other side. It is a good fit for people who want two different firmness levels in a single mattress, depending on their sleep patterns/positions.

Organic Cotton Top Covering

The cover is 100% organic cotton, which is soft and breathable. It gives you a lush feel as well as absorbs moisture to keep your body cool.

 
 

Different Latex Layers

As already mentioned, this unique organic mattress combines different layers.

The Comfort Layer

The first layer is a ‘comfort layer’, which is plush and luxurious, fit for those who prefer to have a subtle sinking feel while resting. It has 1.5” of Talalay latex, which gives a silky soft feel when touched.

 
 

The Compression Layer

The second is a compression layer, which is bouncy and made up of 3” of Talalay latex. This provides support during shifting sleep positions.

 
 

The Transition Layer

The third layer is a transition layer that is beneath the compression layer and composed of an additional 3” of Talalay latex, providing instant support to the body if you flip the mattress on the other side.

 
 

The Foundation Layer

The fourth is the foundation layer, which is 1.5” of gentle yet firm latex. On one side it acts as a sturdy base while on the other it acts as an ideal surface.

Construction rating: We have given a rating of 9.1 out of 10 to the construction of Zenhaven mattress.

 
 
 
 
Construsction
Excellent 91%

What you will like about Zenhaven?

  • If you are prone to allergies, then this hypoallergenic mattress is a good fit for you as Talalay latex prevents the growth of molds, fungi, bacteria or dust mites.
  • Latex provides heat resistance due to its breathable, open cells. Additionally, the pinholes and wool layer enhance air-flow.
  • With its two distinct firmness levels, you can easily select the side that suits you best depending on your sleeping habits.
  • It comes with a 20-year warranty, which means that you will have an enjoyable sleep for at least 2 decades.
  • It is fit for all kind of sleepers including back, side and stomach sleepers.
 
 

How Is the Support and Comfort?

Checking the comfort and support level of Zenhaven mattress took us some time. The good thing about it is that the level of comfort and support can be adjusted to the individual’s sleeping positions and requirements.

As the mattress has two different firmness sides, you can choose the one which fits you best, depending on your sleeping requirements. The Zenhaven Talalay latex offers a good level of comfort because of its contours to the body shape.

Fits different sleeping positions

If you like plush and softer mattress then you should select the softer side. It is divided into 5 zones with varied latex layers to support the different parts of the body from head to toe. The firmer side is a better option for those who are overweight and need body support while sleeping.

Easy Motion Transfer

Easy Motion transfer allows you to turn and change sleeping position while sleeping without disturbing your partner. You can easily reposition and enjoy a comfortable sleep without moving too much.

Our team found that regardless of whether you sleep on the side, back, or stomach, the Zenhaven had good support, but it felt ideal for back and stomach.

Comfort and Support rating: We give 9.0 out of 10 in rating to the comfort and support of Zenhaven.

 
 
Support and Comfort
Excellent 90%

Does This Mattress Sleep Cool?

Coolness and breathability are essential for your body to relax and thoroughly rejuvenate itself during sleep. First, it has wool that possesses the amazing quality of temperature regulation where it helps transfer body heat and moisture along every fiber and releases it into the environment which keeps your body cooler and drier during sleep.

Then there are latex layers. The latex is generally considered breathable because its cells are 50% larger and open as compared to traditional memory foam mattresses. This allows the easy flow of air through it.

The cotton covering adds to its breathability, which wicks away any moisture from your skin and activates its natural cooling system. During the testing, no team member experienced overheating or sweating.

Cooling Rating: We give 9.3 out of 10 cooling rating to Zenhaven Mattress.

Cooling
Excellent 93%

How Is the Edge Support?

If you are sharing a bed with your partner using the complete flat area of the mattress considering edge support is of significant importance. Foam mattresses usually fail to meet the standard support provided by the traditional spring mattress.

We tested Zenhaven by lying near the mattress edge of the luxury soft layer first. We experienced a slight sinkage, but it also provides good edge support. It will give the user the ability to sleep on 100% of the surface without feeling like rolling down, but sitting on the edge is not very satisfying. But then you have to remember that these mattresses are designed for sleeping and not sitting.

Then with the mattress turned to test the gentle firm layer, we tested the edge support. It still provided edge support and didn’t give the feeling of falling off over the edge during sleep. The bounce on this side due to latex allowed easy shifting of sleep positions. A slight compression was experienced, but not too much to make us feel that we would fall off the edge.

Edge Support Rating: We give 8.2 out of 10 Edge Support rating to Zenhaven mattress.

Edge Support
Great 82%

Is There Motion Transfer?

Motion transfer is an important factor to consider for your mattress when you have to share your bed with a sleeping partner. If the mattress facilitates motion transfer, a slight move can cause sleep disruptions and irritability.

The motion transfer was checked for both the softer and the firmer sides of the mattress. Since Zenhaven mattress doesn’t use any coils and is all latex mattress, the motion transfer experienced between partners was very minimal.

Motion transfer rating: We give 9.0 out of 10 motion transfer rating to the Zenhaven Mattress.

 
 
Motion Transfer
Excellent 90%

Is This Mattress Good for Sex?

An ideal mattress for sex should provide a medium firm level of support, resilience, and edge support and should not make noise. It is a good choice for romantic encounters and sex because it has all these qualities.

Talalay latex is very responsive, provides a medium level of firmness and bounce (unlike memory foam) and is completely quiet. This makes the mattress very romance friendly and gives it a nice supportive feel.

Sex rating: We give a sex rating of 8.9 out of 10 to Zenhaven mattress.

For Sex
Great 89%

How Firm Is It?

When you shop for a mattress online, the most difficult decision is to choose the mattress with right firmness level. The Zenhaven somewhat solves this problem by offering two distinct firmness levels on either side of the mattress. There are sewn labels on both sides, which indicate the firm and soft sides for easy identification.

The firmness is usually measured on the firmness scale from 1 – 10 with 10 being the firmest. Our team has given the 6.5 firmness rating to Zenhaven for the firm side and a 5.0 firmness rating for the softer side.

The gentle firm side is nearly 18% firmer than the softer side which is due to the two middle latex layers. So, one side has a medium firm feel and the other has a medium soft feel. You can enjoy two types of firmness in the price of one.

Firmness rating: We give firmness rating of 6.5 out of 10 to firm side while a 5.0 out of 10 to the soft side.

How Durable Is This Mattress?

Natural American Talalay latex is considered the most durable material in the industry. It provides support, comfort and unprecedented durability among other mattresses.

It provides 20 years of warranty to enjoy organic sleep. It will not break down, lose its shape or sag during this period. This means that your investment will pay off quite well in the long run.

Durability rating: We give a durability rating of 9.6 out of 10 to the Zenhaven mattress.

 
 
Durability
Excellent 96%

Where Is It Made?

The Zenhaven Talalay Latex mattress is a genuine product that is handmade in the US without using any foam with a petroleum base. It is manufactured with the finest sourced latex, wool and cotton material to provide you with the right comfort, luxury, and durability.

It is a truly eco-friendly mattress that does not mix the organic and synthetic substances to create a product like other companies who then attach organic labels to their products.

This is an original organic mattress that is composed of minimally processed latex taken from real tropical trees. Instead of using artificial fire retardants, the Zenhaven uses flame retardant 100% organic wool, which helps it comply with high safety standards. The company tries to get as many raw materials from the US as possible, which helps lower the cost of the mattress.

Does It Have Any Unpleasant Smell?

The latex is a 100% organic material which comprises non-toxic chemicals and natural substances. Generally, latex mattresses do not have the bad smell in them. There can only be a minor lingering new bed smell that comes from the manufacturing process, latex and other aiding materials used during its production, but it does not produce any sort of harmful gases in the air.

Additionally, it is not sealed nor compressed like other mattress brands so you do not experience any kind of off-gassing upon the installation of the mattress. Our team didn’t notice or experience much unpleasant odors during the testing process or when unpacking the mattress.

Odor rating: Our team gives 8.8 out of 10 Off-gassing rating to the Zenhaven mattress.

Off-gassing
Great 88%

Is It Good for Heavier People?

Yes, it is a good choice for the heavy people, since Zenhaven mattress is 10 inches in width and it uses good quality materials, it is recommended for heavy people. However, the support it provides to heavy people varies with their sleeping position.

For the heavyweight side and stomach sleepers, it offers a good level of support while for back sleepers it is a very good option in terms of support. Heavyweight people can use the firmer side of the mattress to get optimal support levels during sleep.

It provides a good support level for heavier people: One of our team members who weighs about 253 lbs felt well supported while sleeping on the firmer side of the mattress to limit sinking in it.

Is It Good for Side Sleepers?

Back and stomach sleepers need a mattress that is firm and supportive. These kinds of sleepers should consider the firm side of the mattress. Although the experience of people with Zenhaven mattress may be different, the mattress manufactured from latex is known to provide a good support to back and side sleepers.

The Talalay latex mattress has uniformity, which is suitable for back and pressure point relief. It also does a good job of providing support to the natural curve of the body for side sleepers. If you are a stomach sleeper, this mattress is still a good choice for you. Stomach sleepers with heavy body weight such as 230 pounds or more may get enough support, but for stomach sleepers who have a body weight of 130 pounds or less may find it uncomfortable due to its firmness.
Eventually, the choice of the mattress depends on the individual requirements and the ability of the mattress to support your spine.

Our Verdict: Our Zenhaven mattress testing for both back and stomach sleepers showed that firmer side of the mattress is better for them.

Is It Good for Back and Stomach Sleepers?

Back and stomach sleepers need a mattress that is firm and supportive. These kinds of sleepers should consider the firm side of the mattress. Although the experience of people with Zenhaven mattress may be different, the mattress manufactured from latex is known to provide a good support to back and side sleepers.

The Talalay latex mattress has uniformity, which is suitable for back and pressure point relief. It also does a good job of providing support to the natural curve of the body for side sleepers. If you are a stomach sleeper, this mattress is still a good choice for you.

Stomach sleepers with heavy body weight such as 230 pounds or more may get enough support, but for stomach sleepers who have a body weight of 130 pounds or less may find it uncomfortable due to its firmness.

Eventually, the choice of the mattress depends on the individual requirements and the ability of the mattress to support your spine.

Our Verdict: Our Zenhaven mattress testing for both back and stomach sleepers showed that firmer side of the mattress is better for them.

 
 

A Summary of Customers Reviews

People who like sustainable and environment-friendly products are in love with Zenhaven mattress. The mattress is an ideal fit for most types of sleepers and provides ample back support.

With its flippable plush and gentle firm sides, it provides high support levels, relief from pressure and bounce. Customers looking for an organic mattress which provides a good level of support, pressure relief, and bounciness rate Zenhaven mattress as a perfect mattress for almost all sleeping positions.

It is also a good option for people who are prone to allergic reactions as it has natural latex with anti-microbial properties.

A majority of people, who personally experienced the mattress, rate it as a top-quality organic mattress that comes with a warranty of 20 years. This means that it offers optimal returns on your one-time investment. You need not to change it every other year.

Is This Mattress Worth It for the Money?

When it comes to purchasing a mattress, we all want to have the best mattress at an economical price. However, in most cases, if you don’t make an investment in a good mattress, you will end up buying a low-quality product that may cost you more in the long-run.

You need to shop for the mattress again in a short span of time.
When you buy Zenhaven mattress, you will have a satisfaction that you need not make an investment in the mattress for the next 20 years. Though it feels a bit expensive at $1899 for a queen size mattress, this mattress is all latex and the average cost of all-natural latex is usually higher than that.

So, comparing it with other foam mattress brands you are getting it at a comparatively lower price. This is worth your investment in the long run with 20 years of warranty and you will get good returns on it.

Value Rating: We give Zenhaven 9.1 out of 10 in value rating.

Value
Excellent 91%

Pictures Of The Mattress

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Company Reputation

Saatva Company is a manufacturer of Zenhaven Mattress. The company has received above 15,000 positive reviews from real customers. This is an evidence of their consistent quality that the company has been delivering to their customers. Forbes magazine listed Saatva among the top 100 most promising companies of the future in the US.

The company is dedicated to providing its customers with all-natural, sustainable, luxurious yet affordable mattress. It sells its premium quality Zenhaven mattress only online, which means you can save the additional costs such as markups and overheads at a retail store.

Various surveys and thousands of customer’s reviews are a testament to the reputation of the company.

Trial Period and Refunds

 

 

 

120 Days Free Sleep Trail

According to the company’s website, it provides 120 days free sleep trial during which you can sleep on it to test its efficacy before you finally decide to keep the mattress or not. The 120 days trial period starts from the day it is delivered to you and not from the day you buy it.

If due to any reason, you do not feel satisfied with the mattress, the company issues a full refund only excluding the cost of transportation i.e. $99. The company does not charge any restocking fees.

Trial Period and Refunds rating: We give Zenhaven mattress a rating of 8.5 out of 10 for trial and refunds.

Trial & Refunds
Great 85%

Warranty

 

 

 

Saatva provides 20 years of warranty for its Zenhaven mattress. This warranty covers the following:

  • If you find any defects in the mattress due to shoddy workmanship or issues in the structure during the first 2 years of purchase, the company will replace the mattress with a new one without charging any delivery fees.
  • If you find any defects in 3-15 years of usage, the company will repair it without charging anything.
  • The company also offers a full replacement of the mattress by paying 25% of its price if less than six years of warranty is left. 
  • The validity of 20 years warranty is applicable if you use the mattress on a bed.
  • If the body impressions on the mattress are more than 3/4″, then the warranty will cover it.
  • If you use the mattress on a metal frame having less than 4 or have 6 legs with a center line support, then the warranty is not applicable.
  • The warranty is only applicable to individuals who originally make the purchase.

Warranty Rating: We give Zenhaven mattress a warranty rating of 9.0 out of 10.

Warranty
Excellent 90%

Shipping Options

 

 

 

Saatva has gone an extra mile to offer free white glove shipping to your doorstep, nationwide.

It also replaces your existing mattress, removes the foundations and places the new Zenhaven mattress in any room of your house you wish to install it. All these services are provided free of cost.

 
 

Financing Option

 

 

 

The company offers easy-to-use and revolving credit line in collaboration with Klarna, a global financing solution provider.

It allows you to conveniently and seamlessly finance your purchase and pay over a period of 6 months with 0.00% APR (if you pay in full within 6 months, no interest will be charged).

 
 

Some FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

Yes, if it was too heavy for you, Zenhaven claims on their website that they will gladly send a Saatva team to flip the mattress for you.

Yes, though they don’t require you to buy their foundation, they recommend that you do get it.

Zenhaven uses all-natural latex and organic cotton cover. So, it is 100% made from organic materials.

So far, none. Zenhaven says that for the time being, they won’t open any stores, so they can give the savings to their customers.

Zenhaven requires that you place the mattress on a solid platform. So slatted beds won’t work. Also, keep in mind that most foundations are basically slated beds with a cover that make the box spring look like a solid platform but they’re not. Make sure your foundation is solid or your warranty might be void.

Zenhaven uses natural wool as its fire retardant. So it does pass fire laws and it doesn’t use chemicals to do so.

Yes, a matter of fact they sell their own adjustable base made by Leggett & Platt.

Final Verdict

If you are in search of a durable, sustainable and environment-friendly sleep option, but have a limited budget, then you should consider Zenhaven mattress. It does not cost you thousands of dollars, but definitely has the worth of the luxurious mattress.

Unlike other foam mattress manufactured from chemicals, Zenhaven is made with organic materials. This is a viable option for those who have different allergies and experience skin conditions.

The Zenhaven mattress is suitable for almost all sleep positions as it is flappable and offers two levels of firmness. On one side it is plush and on the other side, it is gentle and firm, offering a suitable level of support during sleep. With this combination, you get the benefits of two mattresses in a single mattress. The natural high-quality Talalay latex with organic wool layering and 100% cotton covering allows easy flow of air and breathability which wicks away moisture and keeps your body cool during sleep.

Its bouncy plush side offers good bounce which makes it suitable for romantic encounters. The motion transfer to the partner during sleep on the firm side is low while on the softer side it is bit higher, but it is not experienced much.

The price of Zenhaven mattress may seem high at first, but keeping in view all the benefits and a 20 years warranty provided by the company, you can expect good returns on your investment.

It is no wonder that Zenhaven is quickly becoming as popular as the premium quality, all-natural latex mattress. The company has no outlet or physical store, and it only sells the mattress online through its website.

This eliminates the additional costs involved in the purchase of the mattress. You buy it directly from the manufacturer and have it delivered to your doorstep and installed without additional charges.

Zenhaven mattress is a good choice if you are planning to buy a mattress that offers good returns on your investment.

Overall rating: We give an overall rating of 8.9 out of 10 to the premium quality Zenhaven mattress.

 
 
 
 
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Overall Rating

Our team gives the Cloud Supreme Breeze 8.8 out of 10 in Overall Rating

Construction
Excellent 91%
Comfort
Excellent 90%
Sleep Cool
Excellent 93%
Edge Support
Great 82%
Motion Transfer
Excellent 90%
Good For Sex
Great 89%
Durability
Excellent 96%
Off-gassing
Great 88%
Warranty
Excellent 90%
Trial & Refunds
Great 85%

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After years of not sleeping well and not finding the right guide for natural products online, she decided to do the research so others don’t suffer when buying a new mattress as she did. For the past 3 years, she studied everything about sleep and natural product to put the best natural mattress buying guide online.

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