The Saatva Pillow Review
Considering the Saatva Dreams pillow? In this review you’ll learn what’s inside, who it best suits, and details on pricing, sizes, and the return policy.
Jun 5th, 2020 •
Saatva’s tri-layer pillow is designed to work for back, side, and stomach sleepers alike. It features a sateen organic cotton cover, a feather-like microdenier fiber outer pillow, and a responsive Talalay latex core. Saatva uses primarily eco-friendly materials in their bedding and manufactures all of their products in the USA.
Continue reading for coverage of the 3 pillow layers, the high-quality materials used, prices, shipping, and the sleep trial.
What Is It Made of?
The Saatva has a unique pillow-on-pillow construction. A supportive latex core zips inside a plush outer layer. An organic cotton cover holds it all together. We break down each layer below.
Organic Cotton Cover
Saatva’s pillowcase is woven with the same 300 thread count cotton as their sheets. The cotton is long-staple, which is considered the highest quality of cotton and has a smooth sateen finish. Saatva considers 300 to be the ideal thread count for breathability and comfort. Thread counts higher than 300 tend to sleep a bit hotter. Cotton is also excellent at wicking moisture, which is great for clean hair and skin.
The outer cover features gusseted sides, which form an elevating wall along the seam. Gussets not only look nice, but they help to maintain the pillow’s shape, even as you change positions during the night.
The machine washable outer pillow is stuffed with plush microdenier fiber. These extra fine fibers are an excellent down alternative, keeping costs low and eliminating the need for animal products. Additionally, this layer is hypoallergenic, unlike natural down. It adds extra fluff that cushions your head and provides pressure relief.
Beneath the outer layer is an inner core of latex foam. This core is made of American Talalay latex and provides ample neck support. It is also hypoallergenic, meaning it’s dust-mite resistant, mildew proof, and safe for those with latex allergies. Saatva washes it’s latex five times to eliminate allergy-triggering latex proteins. The latex is sourced from renewable forests, so you will feel cool, comfortable, and environmentally friendly with this pillow.
About the Materials
Saatva uses luxuriously high-quality materials in their pillow. We’ll go over the benefits of each material.
Cotton is one of the most popular natural fibers used for bedding and clothing. All of the cotton used in Saatva’s pillow is 100% organic, meaning that it was grown on farms that don’t use toxic pesticides. Plus, it’s a renewable resource.
Consumers prefer cotton because it’s machine washable, tumble-dry safe, gets softer the more it’s washed, and is more breathable than synthetic fibers. In addition to being comfy and low maintenance, it also sleeps cool and wicks moisture, so you stay dry.
Unlike some natural fibers, such as wool, cotton is hypoallergenic and soft. Saatva uses an extra smooth sateen weave on their pillow cover for added comfort. Cotton is a more affordable textile, although higher quality comes with higher cost.
Fiber thickness is measured in deniers. For reference, a human hair is 20 deniers. The thinner the fibers used in a synthetic material, the more silky they feel. Microfibers are incredibly thin, measuring less than 1 denier.
They are lightweight and airy, which is why they work well as a down alternative. They are also durable, so they can withstand machine washing and drying. Like cotton, they are moisture-wicking.
Talalay latex starts as a liquid and undergoes a steam heating process that forms bubbles. Partway through the heating, the latex is flash-frozen so the air bubbles stay in place. This gives Talalay latex it’s cushiness. It is free of chemicals and harmful gasses. All-natural latex processing has to abide by low-emission guidelines for textiles.
The latex core in Saatva’s pillow is shredded, so it’s easily moldable and resists clumping. Latex already keeps you cooler than memory foam by drawing heat away from your body; shredding the latex improves airflow and breathability.
What Makes the Saatva Latex Pillow Special?
- Sleeps Cool: All 3 layers feature cooling characteristics: cotton is breathable and moisture-wicking, microfiber promotes airflow, and latex is naturally temperature regulating.
- Hypoallergenic: Not only is the microdenier fiber in Saatva’s pillow resistant to mildew and dust mites, the latex is washed with fresh water in order to rid it of the latex proteins that cause allergic reactions.
- Adjustable: The latex core can be removed through a zipper in the side of the cotton cover. If you find that the pillow is too firm or elevated, removing the core leaves just the plush outer pillow, which can be flattened to suit stomach sleepers. Back sleepers and side sleepers will appreciate the extra loft when both layers are present.
In addition to high-quality materials, Saatva offers a competitive return policy and warranty for their namesake pillow. Keeping reading for summaries of their shipping policy, return policy, warranty, and real customer reviews.
Sizes and Prices
|Pillow Size||Size Dimensions||Price|
|Queen||28” x 18”||$145|
|King||34” x 18”||$165|
Shipping and Returns
Saatva provides free white glove delivery for all of their bedding, meaning they’ll carry your item into the desired room of your home and set it up. There isn’t much hassle in receiving and prepping a pillow for use, but at the very least you’ll get free shipping.
If you live in Hawaii or Alaska, Saatva will work with you to ship your item via freight forwarder in California or Seattle. For help call 877-672-2882. Smaller items can be delivered to P.O. boxes, but they don’t currently ship to APO addresses. If you have questions about shipping to P.O. boxes or military addresses, call 877-394-1075.
Bedding items have a satisfaction guarantee of 45 days. If you decide the Saatva pillow isn’t right for you within that time frame, you can initiate a return and get a full refund. They don’t charge any restocking fees, but do request that you wash any used bedding before sending it back.
To request a return, call 877-394-1075. There isn’t an exchange policy for bedding, so if you’re unhappy with your pillow, make sure to return it within 45 days and order the item you would like instead.
Trial and Warranty
As already mentioned, Saatva offers a 45 day return policy rather than a trial period for their bedding. Their pillows are protected by a 1-year limited warranty that covers workmanship defects. If your pillow is defective, they will repair or replace it. If you receive a replacement pillow, your warranty does not reset. Stains, discoloration, and product abuse void the warranty.
- “I’ve had my Saatva Pillow (Queen) for about a month now and to say the least, my experience has been nothing but amazing! I am a VERY active individual and I’ve struggled with neck pain in the past but after my first night on this pillow, I knew I’ve found the perfect fit. Offering both the support and comfort to allow my body to appropriately rest and recover. I recommend this pillow to everyone who is looking for a GREAT night’s sleep.” -Ken P.
- “I have issues from past injuries with my neck, and the Saatva pillow is the first pillow that has ever supported my neck neutrally with just enough firm support but with breathing room, like a cloud of comfort. It doesn’t suffocate your skin like memory foam does. Thank you Saatva for the attention to quality. Delivery and customer communication was professional and timely. I plan to buy Saatva pillows as gifts.” -Katrina S.
- “I’ve searched and searched for the perfect pillow, and I have finally found it! They have achieved the perfect balance between fluffy and supportive…If I had the time, I would nap every day. I was uncertain about what to purchase so I called their customer service line which is the best I’ve dealt with in a long time. They are knowledgeable and extremely helpful. My order also arrived in no time. I can’t recommend them enough. Saatva all the way!” -Crystal F.
Can I safely use the Saatva pillow if I have a latex allergy?
Absolutely! Saatva uses 100% natural Talalay latex in their pillow. It becomes hypoallergenic after rigorous washing with fresh water that removes the allergenic latex proteins.
How do I clean my Saatva pillow?
The latex core is not machine washable, but soiling can be cleaned with mild soap and warm water. Access the inner pillow by unzipping the cover. Once you’ve removed the core, the outer pillow and cotton cover are machine washable. Saatva advises washing their pillow at least 2 times a year.
How long will my pillow last?
Latex pillows can remain effective up to 10 years, if properly cared for. Saatva recommends replacing your pillow every 3 years. Even with regular washing, more than 3 years of use can lead to unsanitary buildup of dirt, oils, and dead skin cells. Latex also loses buoyancy as it ages, so it won’t provide the same quality of support.
Does Saatva offer financing?
Yes, Saatva offers financing through Klarna. At checkout, you are able to select one of two payment plans. Credit approval is really quick, so you don’t need to wait long to place your order. Once approved, Klara will email you a confirmation and prompt you to download the Klarna app to manage your payments.
Pros and Cons
|Completely hypoallergenic and dust mite and mildew resistant||May be too lofty for back sleepers with petite body types|
|Made of high-quality organic and natural materials||Plush outer pillow may not support side sleepers with broad shoulders|
|Adjustable dual layer construction means it can work for all sleeping positions||Luxury price point|
If you are on the lookout for a luxury pillow, the Saatva is bound to impress. It stays cool on both sides, making it a refreshing choice for hot sleepers; it pairs the fluffiness of down alternative with the supportive contouring of latex; and it can be adjusted to your sleeping position by removing or adding the inner latex foam core.
Plus, you get 45 days to make sure your pillow is worth the luxury cost. If not, you get a full refund, and after 45 days, your pillow is covered by warranty for a full year. You can also purchase bedding bundles that include Saatva’s pillows and organic cotton bed sheets. Lastly, if memory foam is your preference, they also offer a memory foam pillow.
The right pillow can make or break your sleep experience. Sleeping on the wrong one can compromise the comfort of your mattress and result in neck pain, back pain, headaches, and pinched nerves. While shopping for your best pillow, look for one that supports your neck and head and keeps your spine aligned, no matter what sleeping position you favor. See if the Saatva pillow is for you.
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