Choosing between the relaxed firm and firm Loom & Leaf mattresses? In this comparison, we cover the differences in feel and offer recommendations for your sleeping position.
The Loom & Leaf is an all-foam mattress by the online mattress company Saatva. It was released after the success of Saatva’s original hybrid mattress, and is now compared to memory foam mattresses like the Tempur-Pedic.
In this comparison, we’re taking a close look at the relaxed firm and firm options. We’ll cover mattress construction, feel, and specs with the goal of helping you decide which firmness level is right for you.
Luxury memory foam mattress made by Saatva
Relaxed firm: 6/10; Firm: 8/10
Memory foam mattress with cooling gel; available in relaxed firm or firm
15-year limited warranty
Since the Loom & Leaf relaxed firm and firm mattresses are technically the same model, they have the exact same dimensions. The foam in the firm mattress comfort layers is denser, rather than thinner, so they have the same thickness. Additionally, both options are available in Split King and Split Cal King.
|Loom & Leaf|
|Twin||38″ x 75″|
|Twin XL||38″ x 75″|
|Full||54″ x 75″|
|Queen||60″ x 80″|
|King||76″ x 80″|
|California King||72″ x 84″|
Learn more about mattress sizes.
The two Loom & Leaf firmness options cost the same. Saatva is able to offer lower prices than their competitors because they sell directly to the consumer. This cuts out extra costs to retailers. They also offer financing and occasional coupons for their mattresses. See our full Saatva mattress coupon list.
|Loom & Leaf|
The two top layers of foam on the firm mattress are denser and have a firmer feel than those on the relaxed firm mattress. Denser foam isn’t always firmer, but that is the case for the Loom & Leaf.
Mattress firmness is measured by indentation load deflection (ILD). Saatva’s exact ILD numbers are proprietary, but they range from 14–44 lbs of pressure per cubic foot. The relaxed firm is closer to 14 and the firm is closer to 44. In other words, the relaxed firm will have a softer, squishier feel than the firm.
The following Mattress Advisor scores are for the relaxed firm Loom & Leaf mattress that we tested in our sleep lab. In this next section, we discuss how the relaxed firm and firm mattresses perform differently based on the density and firmness of the foam top layers.
|Loom & Leaf|
|Motion Transfer Test||5|
|Edge Support Test||6.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||7|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9|
|Customer Service Score||9|
|Social Impact Score||7|
The Loom & Leaf mattress earned an average score for pressure relief. Customers have said that the relaxed firm feels on the firmer side, so it’s better suited to back sleepers and stomach sleepers with small or average body types.
Firm mattresses feel softer to those with larger body types, so the firm mattress is better for back and stomach sleepers with larger frames.
You’ll get whole body contouring with both firmness levels, but the firm mattress provides a tighter feel, while the relaxed firm feels more like a hug.
The relaxed firm mattress earned a relatively low score for motion transfer; however, higher density foam does a better job of motion isolation, so the firm mattress will do a better job of isolating motion across the mattress surface. This is an important feature for couples or anyone who is easily disrupted by movement on the mattress.
The Loom & Leaf earned a high score for responsiveness. The viscoelastic memory foam layers quickly adapted to our testers’ changes in position. Medium to lower density mattresses are more plush and responsive than high density mattresses, so the relaxed firm option is better for combo sleepers.
Generally, high density mattresses sleep hotter than low density mattresses because they pack in more material per square foot. Less air pockets in the foam equals less airflow and more heat retention.
We gave the relaxed firm Loom & Leaf a 7.5/10 score for cooling—or slightly above average. You can expect the firm option to feel a little warmer. We recommend hot sleepers opt for the relaxed firm and use cooling sheets.
The relaxed firm is better for side sleepers, while back and stomach sleepers will feel comfortable on either firmness option. Hot sleepers and combo sleepers should go with the relaxed firm. Couples will get better motion isolation on the firm option. Larger sleepers get better support on the firm option.
Remember, you get a 180-night sleep trial to test out your comfort level with either mattress. You are also protected by a 15-year warranty and Fairness Replacement Option. The FRO enables you to receive a new mattress and keep your original for a prorated cost if you deem the original to be defective.
Read More: Saatva Mattress Warranty
If you have any questions about which firmness level is best for you, the Loom & Leaf customer service team is available 24/7 at 1-877-672-2882 or online chat. Both mattresses are highly rated, so we believe you’ll sleep well whichever one you choose!
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