Stratami Mattress Review

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Stratami Mattress Review


8 / 10 MA Score

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Twin: 39'' x 75'' Twin XL: 39'' x 80'' Full: 54'' x 75'' Queen: 60'' x 80'' King: 76'' x 80'' Cali King: 72'' x 84''


130 lbs. for queen



Delivery Format

Compressed and rolled in a box that is 16" x 16" x 62"

Delivered In

About 3 - 4 weeks





Medium-firm: 7/10

Trial Period:

60 days


20-year limited warranty


Firm, all-natural latex mattress

Good For:

People with allergies

Stratami highlights

  • An all-natural, organic mattress
  • Want to try an Essentia mattress in person? See the Stratami in select stores across the U.S. and Canada.

Mattress Advisor score for the Stratami

Here’s how the Stratami mattress scored on different tests and evaluations. Each score is a rating out of 10 points. The total score is a weighted average that incorporates all of the functional and performance characteristics of the mattress. We break down the scores so you can see how the Stratami mattress performed on specific tests and evaluations.

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How quickly the mattress ships to your home. (Free shipping = better score!)
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Trial Period
The length of time offered to help you decide if you want to keep the mattress.
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Return Policy
Ease of return process including refund policy and how the mattress is removed from your home.
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Length of mattress warranty and what is covered.
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Set-up Test
How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.
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Motion Transfer Test
How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.
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Edge Support Test
The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.
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Pressure Relief Test
How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.
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Spinal Alignment Test
How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.
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Responsiveness Test
How well the mattress adjusts to different movements or sleeping positions throughout the night.
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Cooling Evaluation
How well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, or offers special cooling properties.
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Durability Evaluation
Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress.
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Customer Service Score
How helpful and responsive the customer service team is.
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Social Impact Score
A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.
Total Mattress Advisor Score

8 / 10

Stratami mattress review

Take a deeper look into our review of the Stratami mattress, including our methodology, scoring and mattress performance to help you determine if this could be the mattress for you.

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Set up test

The Stratami mattress by Essentia took us just under two minutes to set up.  Essentia was a little heavy on the staples, making the box difficult to open. The mattress was very floppy and hard to maneuver.

So for our setup test, Stratami gets a 6 out of 10.

Motion Transfer Test

When we say “motion transfer” we’re talking about how much movement you feel if your partner is moving around. For the sake of your sleep and your relationship, you want this to be pretty minimal.

Part A - The Humans

The Mattress Advisor motion transfer test is a two-part test. We start by asking both RJ and Asha to lie on the bed, blindfolded, and rate on a scale from 1 to 10 how much movement they felt when their partner was moving around with 10 being no movement at all.

Although, the Stratami kept motion minimal, RJ and Asha still noticed when their partner was moving. They gave it a collective score of 7.75.

Part B - The Wine

Next, we break out the wine. The wine test is a great visual indicator of how much motion is being transferred from one side of the bed to another.

We had RJ lie down and roll back and forth a few times. We then took a look at how much the wine inside of the glass moved.

The wine stayed fairly still but we definitely detected some wobble (which we’d prefer staying on the dance floor). So we gave it a 7.

So for a total motion transfer score, we gave Stratami a 7.4 out of 10.

Edge Support Test

When choosing a mattress, you may not think to consider how much support the edge provides. But if you find yourself sleeping on the edge of your bed or use the end to get ready in the morning, you should definitely think about the edge support.

We break the edge support test into two parts.

Part A - The Shoe Test

To start, we asked both RJ and Asha to sit on the edge of the bed to tie their shoes. They rated this task on a scale from one to ten, with 10 being “extremely easy, with exceptional edge support.”

Offering a decent amount of support, the Stratami scored an 8.5 for the edge shoe test.

Part B - The Side Test

Next, we had RJ and Asha lie on the edge of the bed in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back, to see if they could sleep comfortably in that section of the bed. If you’re an edge-of-the-bed sleeper, this test should be very important to you.

RJ and Asha found the edge of the Stratami mattress safe and sound! No fear of the floor here. So for the edge support side test, the Stratami scored a 9.25.

So Stratami gets a 8.9 out of 10 for edge support.

Pressure Relief Test

When shopping for a mattress, you’ll want to find something that puts minimal pressure on your hips, thighs and shoulders so you get the comfortable and restorative sleep you need. Let’s take a look at how well the Stratami provides pressure relief.

We measure pressure relief by using a pressure mapping film that shows areas of high pressure. Here’s what you need to know: the cool spots are good and the warms spots are bad. The warmer the color, the more pressure is being placed on that area of the body.

We saw mainly blue and green on RJ with some hints of yellow. So we gave him an 8 for pressure relief.

We saw even less yellow on Asha, so we gave her an 8.5.

So for a total pressure relief score, Stratami gets a 8.25 out of 10.

Spine Alignment Test

Did you know your sleeping posture is just as important as your posture when you are awake?  For every mattress we test, we take a look at how well it keeps your spine in a straight line.

We took a close up of both RJ and Asha’s backs to see the alignment. You’ll want to see a straight line from the neck all the way to the tailbone.

Those are some nice spines. There was only the slightest curve near the base of RJ and Asha’s necks.

For spine alignment, Stratami gets a 8.5 out of 10.

Responsiveness Test

When it comes to getting comfortable on your mattress throughout the night, responsiveness becomes very important. Responsiveness is just a fancy way of describing how well the mattress adjusts or responds to your varying sleeping positions.

We had RJ and Asha lie in each sleeping position: side, stomach and back. As they changed positions and got settled in, we asked them to rate on a scale from one to ten how quickly and easily the mattress responded to their movement.

The Essentia Stratami mattress seems to understand it’s sleepers.

So Stratami gets a 8.75 out of 10 for responsiveness.

The total Mattress Advisor score for the Stratami mattress:


Any Essentia Mattress works best on a flat, rigid surface that allows airflow. However, it will work on any firm, flat surface. This includes a box foundation, flat frames, slats (that are no more than 3 inches apart), adjustable frames or even the floor.

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Solid Platform
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Solid Box Spring or Foundation
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Bunkie Board on a Box Spring
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Slatted Foundation
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Adjustable Base

What to watch out for

  • Your mattress may up to 3.5 weeks to be delivered.
  • Note that there may be a slight odor after you unbox your Stratami. This should go away within a few days.
  • If used on an adjustable foundation, the mattress’ warranty is voided.

Stratami sizes available

  • Twin: $2,090
  • Twin XL: $2,137
  • Full: $2,699
  • Queen: $2,771
  • King: $3,789
  • Cali King: $3,789

A look inside

A look inside the Essentia: Stratami mattress

  • Organic cotton cover – this removable cotton cover makes cleaning easy.
  • Protective Liner – Aka the Bucaneve Wrap, is a thin protective liner that reduces wear and tear overtime
  • 3’’ Contour Latex – This organic, comfort layer is dome-shaped to assist in pressure relief. It is designed to give pillow-top comfort without using wool or cotton.
  • 5’’ Support Latex-Foam – This organic base layer is made of latex foam to provide lasting durability and support.

What Stratami customers have to say

  • “Essentia bills this as a “Firm Organic Latex Mattress” so I was surprised at how soft it actually is. That said, support was quite good and the mattress slept quite cool. The edge support was just average. At the end of the day I “liked” the mattress but didn’t feel that it improved sleep quality compared to my old coil mattress. I send it back at the end of the trial (only 90% refund, which I knew going it). Essentia’s customer service is not good. Took MULTIPLE emails to get them to respond to the return request. It took at least another month for them to send someone, and over a month later still no refund.” -JH

The finer print


Essentia mattresses come with free delivery to the contiguous U.S. and Canada and should arrive at your doorstep within  3 to 4 weeks.


The Stratami mattress comes compressed and rolled up in a box. You will simply unbox, unroll, and watch it spring to life.


Any Essentia Mattress works best on a flat, rigid surface that allows airflow. However, it will work on any firm, flat surface. This includes a box foundation, flat frames, slats (that are no more than 3 inches apart), adjustable frames or even the floor.

Return policy

If you’re not in love with your Essentia mattress, you can return it for a refund minus transportation fees costing 9% of the retail value within your 60-night trial period. Essentia will arrange for a representative to come to your home to pick up your mattress.


Essentia offers a 20-year limited warranty.


To clean your Essentia mattress, machine wash the cover in cold water with a mild detergent, air dry. Do not bleach.

Bonus points

  • The latex used to make the Stratami mattress is GOLS Certified, meaning it’s good for you and the environment.
  • Organic and non-toxic.

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