Winkbed Luxury Firm mattress

WinkBeds vs Saatva Mattress Comparison

Learn how these affordable luxury hybrids compare, including how they performed in our mattress lab.

WinkBeds and Saatva each offer customizable hybrid mattresses designed for every sleeper. Whether you’re a lightweight side sleeper or a plus-size back sleeper, the WinkBed and Saatva Classic mattresses are an excellent choice. 

We’ve tested each of these mattresses at our in-house mattress lab, giving us insight into their strengths and weaknesses. In this review, we’ll compare these hybrid beds side-by-side so you can choose the right mattress.


WinkBed vs. Saatva Overview

Customer Rating
MA Score
Summary
Firmness
Type
Trial Period
Warranty

WinkBed Luxury Firm

Customer Rating
MA Score
8.6 / 10
Summary

Universally comfortable hybrid mattress for any type of sleeper.

Firmness

Medium firm: 6/10

Type

Hybrid: foam + coils

Trial Period

101 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Saatva

Customer Rating
MA Score
8.7 / 10
Summary

Customizable luxury hybrid mattress

Firmness

Available in plush soft: 3/10; luxury firm: 5.5-6.5/10; and firm: 8/10

Type

Hybrid: coil on coil and memory foam with euro pillow-top

Trial Period

180 days

Warranty

15-year limited warranty

Key Similarities:

  • Both the WinkBed and Saatva mattresses are marketed as luxury beds, meaning they use premium materials and high-quality foams.
  • Both mattresses scored high in spine alignment, making them good picks for back sleepers.
  • Because both beds are constructed with top-of-the-line materials, it’s no surprise they both earned perfect scores for durability.
  • Both offer multiple firmness levels to choose from.

Key Differences:

  • Your WinkBed comes in a box the same size of the mattress, while Saatva is not a bed in a box mattress and comes with free white glove delivery. This means that Saatva will send a team out to deliver and and set up your mattress for you.
  • WinkBed offers a lifetime warranty, while the Saatva mattress warranty only lasts for 15 years.
  • The WinkBed mattress scored considerably higher in responsiveness than the Saatva, making it a better pick for combination sleepers.

WinkBeds Mattress Review Highlights

  • The WinkBeds hybrid mattress offers four options: softer, luxury firm, firmer, and plus. These varieties suit various sleeping positions and body sizes. 
  • When we tested the WinkBeds mattress, it earned a nearly-perfect score in edge support. Solid edges allow couples to spread out, utilizing every inch of the mattress surface for space and comfort. 
  • The WinkBeds mattress is built with 14.5” of premium materials. It’s high-quality construction is built to last, earning it a 10/10 in durability in our mattress evaluation. 
  • With two layers of coils and a naturally-cool eucalyptus-based cover, the WinkBed supports a cool, dry sleeping experience
  • WinkBeds offers free returns within the 120-night trial period, removing the financial risk of trying out a new bed. 
  • The WinkBeds mattress is backed by their lifetime warranty, demonstrating their commitment to quality and customer care.

Saatva Mattress Review Highlights

  • The Saatva hybrid bed is one of the best mattresses we’ve tested when it comes to spine alignment. A neutral spine means fewer aches and pains and deeper sleep. 
  • You can choose between three firmness options. The luxury plush is soft enough for side sleepers; the luxury firm delivers a balance of soft give and reliable support ideal for the average sleeper; the firm mattress is supportive enough for stomach sleepers and heavier people. 
  • Two coil layers facilitate airflow, leading to a cool, breathable mattress
  • With free white glove delivery that includes mattress setup and old mattress removal, setting up a new Saatva mattress is easy. 
  • The 15-year non-prorated warranty is one of the most generous mattress warranties we’ve encountered.
  • Saatva offers many other models, too. They offer an organic Loom & Leaf mattress, a latex ZenHaven mattress, a fully customizable Saatva Solaire mattress, and a bed specifically crafted for heavyweight sleepers: The Saatva HD.

Compare Mattress Dimensions/Sizes

The Saatva comes in two thickness profiles: 11.5” or 14.5”. The WinkBeds, however, only comes in one thickness: 14.5”. A thicker mattress is great for heavy sleepers and those who like extra support. If you weigh less than 230 pounds, you don’t need a thick mattress for comfort, and a thin bed is often easier to get in and out of. 

Another difference between these two beds is that the WinkBeds doesn’t offer split king or split California king sizes. Split mattresses are an excellent option for couples who share the bed but are easily woken by movement. 

WinkBeds Saatva
Thickness 14.5” 11.5” or 14.5”
Twin 38” x 75” 38” x 75”
Twin XL 38” x 80” 38” x 80”
Full 54” x 75” 54” x 75”
Queen 60” x 80” 60” x 80”
King 76” x 80” 76” x 80”
Split King N/A 76” x 80”
California King 72” x 84” 72” x 84”
Split Cal King N/A 72” x 84”

Learn more about mattress sizes.


Compare Mattress Prices

The WinkBed is more expensive than the Saatva mattress. For the queen-size WinkBed, you’ll pay $300 more than the Saatva. Additionally, the WinkBed Plus costs $200 more than their other options. For luxury mattresses, the WinkBed and Saatva are still more affordable than other lux beds on the market.

Keep in mind that these prices are the standard offerings without any discounts, promos, or exclusive Mattress Advisor deals. If you’re interested in staying caught up on the best discounts for favorite brands like Saatva, check out our mattress deals page.

WinkBeds* Saatva
Twin $1,049 $799
Twin XL $1,149 $999
Full $1,299 $1,299
Queen $1,599 $1,399
King $1,799 $1,799
Split King N/A $1,999
California King $1,849 $1,799
Split California King N/A $1,999

*The plus size WinkBeds mattress costs $200 more than the listed price for every size. 


Compare What’s Inside

Let’s dig into each layer of the Saatva and WinkBed mattresses. We will share not only what each layer is made from, but how this layer influences the mattress experience.

But first, we’ll start by comparing the Saatva and WinkBed construction. Because both mattresses are luxury beds, they follow a similar pattern in the sense that they both have several dense layers of foam and coils. WinkBed differs mainly it its variation across its different models; Saatva has the same construction no matter which firmness level you select.

WinkBed starts off with a Tencel cover, while Saatva has a quilted euro pillow top for its first layer. The Tencel is more breathable than Saatva’s plush pillow top, but the euro top is silky soft and offers a nice layer of cushioning. Another difference in their construction is in the coils; WinkBed utilizes pocketed-micro coils, while Saatva uses a dual-support coil system with a layer of individually-wrapped comfort coils and a foundation of steel coils for the base.

The good news is– you’ll get a supportive, but balanced feel with either of these mattresses. Both incorporate numerous comfort and support layers, and the materials speak for themselves when it comes to quality.

Inside the WinkBeds Mattress

The WinkBeds mattress is a luxury hybrid mattress made using premium materials. There are four mattress options, including softer, luxury firm, firmer, and plus. The WinkBed plus is designed for sleepers who weigh more than 300 pounds. 

The four Winkbeds models vary in construction to meet diverse customer needs. We will note where the construction differs below.  

  • Tencel Cover: The 100% natural Tencel mattress cover is ultra soft, breathable, and moisture-wicking. This fabric is derived from sustainably-sourced Eucalyptus. Its feel is one that’s smooth like silk, soft like cotton, and refreshingly cool. 
  • Hypersoft Foam (1”): Quilted into the Tencel mattress cover is an ultra-soft polyfoam for a cozy, plush feel. The quilted foam and cover create a Euro-pillow top with an elegant look and sumptuous feel. The feel of this pillow top varies based on the model you choose. 
  • Cooling Comfort Layer (1”): Gel-infused polyfoam pulls heat from the body, keeping the sleeping surface cool-to-the-touch. This gel-infused foam layer adds extra cushion for a slight hugging sensation. 
  • Micro-coils (2.5”): Micro air-springs gently cradle the body’s curves. Because they’re pocketed, they respond individually to each area of the body. A polyfoam encasement reduces motion transfer and quiets noise. In the plus option, these micro-coils are replaced by a 7-zoned latex support system for less sagging and greater durability. 
  • Support Coils (7.5”): A thick individually-encased coil system delivers exceptional support and responsiveness. The support layer is zoned, ensuring that heavier areas of the body get enough support and that lighter areas gently sink in. 
  • Support Foam (2”): A layer of high-density polyurethane foam adds stability to the final support layer. The foam also serves to dampen motion transfer and quiet unwanted noise.

Inside the Saatva Mattress

The Saatva hybrid innerspring mattress consists of 5 high-quality layers. By varying the composition of the pillow top, Saatva achieves 3 different firmness options: luxury plush, luxury firm, and firm. Another option for this customizable mattress is varying mattress heights. The loftier mattress (14.5”) has a thicker innerspring transition layer than the thinner (11.5”) mattress. Look at other Saatva models here.

Here’s a breakdown of each layer in the Saatva Classic. 

  • Euro Pillow Top: The pillow top layer is the primary comfort layer in the Saatva hybrid mattress. The organic cotton cover is quilted with polyfoam for cushioning and softness. The foam within this layer varies in density and thickness to create the different firmness levels. Hypersoft foam in the luxury plush model is ultra-plush, while higher density polyfoam in the firm mattress gently cushions without sinking. The luxury firm top layer creates a balance between give and support that’s ideal for most sleepers. 
  • Memory Foam Layer: A layer of pressure-relieving memory foam adds extra contouring along the lumbar region. This layer is strategically placed to help maintain healthy body alignment. 
  • Pocket Coils: Medium-gauge coils make up the transition layer. The moderate thickness means reliable support with ample give at lighter parts of the body. Pocketed coils aren’t connected to one another, supporting motion isolation and optimal body alignment. And with tighter coils along the midsection, even heavier sleepers can enjoy a balanced feel with minimal sinkage. 
  • Support Layer: The bottom coil layer uses high-gauge steel coils that are baked for heightened strength and stability. The coil support system enhances breathability and responsiveness, resulting in a mattress that’s cool and easy to move around on. However, the two layers of coils create mediocre motion isolation
  • Foam Edge Support: A durable foam encasement adds structure and stability, safeguarding against sagging. Because the foam is relatively cushy, every inch of the mattress’s surface is able to be comfortably slept on.

Compare Mattress Advisor Scores

We’ve tested the Saatva and WinkBeds mattresses at our in-house testing facility. See how each bed scored in 14 categories that influence how the mattress sleeps and outlines what you can expect during the buying process. 

WinkBeds Saatva
Shipping 8 9.5
Trial Period 10 10
Return Policy 10 8
Warranty 9 10
Set-Up Test 7.5 10
Motion Transfer Test 6.4 7.5
Edge Support Test 9.75 8.5
Pressure Relief Test 7.75 6.5
Spinal Alignment Test 8.75 9.5
Responsiveness Test 9 7.5
Cooling Evaluation 8 8.5
Durability Evaluation 10 10
Customer Service Score 9 9
Social Impact Score 4 7
TOTAL SCORE 8.6/10 8.7/10

 

Let’s dig deeper into the factors that really separate these mattresses from one another.

Responsiveness

Responsiveness measures how well a mattress adapts to your movements. In this category, the WinkBed outperformed the Saatva with an impressive score of 9 out of 10. For combination sleepers especially, I’d go with the WinkBed for its ease of movement.

Edge Support

Although this is an overlooked factor, edge support is still important for measuring a bed’s ability to keep you in the middle of the mattress and maintain secure borders with little sagging. If you get dressed or tie your shoes at the edge of your bed, edge support helps you do so without sliding off.

The WinkBed blew us out of the water with this one; it earned a 9.75 out of 10! The Saatva’s edge support is still nothing to balk at, but WinkBed was the clear winner here.

Spine Alignment

Spine alignment is important for maintaining a neutral spine position, which can help mitigate back pain and promote a healthy posture.

This is a factor Saatva really shines in; it earned a 9.5 out of 10. The WinkBed wasn’t too shabby in this category either, coming in at an 8.75 out of 10. Both mattresses are great picks for back and stomach sleepers in need of lumbar support.

Return Policy

Both mattresses have pretty solid return policies; WinkBed allows you to exchange your mattress for a full refund during the trial period, and Saatva’s return policy also allows you to make a free return during their 120-night sleep trial.


Verdict: Which Is the Best Mattress?

Both the WinkBeds mattress and Saatva Classic are hybrid beds with multiple firmness options. Each is made using layers of foam and coils to create a sleeping experience great for any sleeping position and body shape. While these luxury mattresses have a lot in common, there are slight differences that make them stand out to different customers. 

The Saatva Classic is an affordable hybrid mattress that appeals to people on a budget. It’s softest option is incredibly plush, making it ideal for lightweight side sleepers who need ample give. It excels at keeping the spine aligned, which is critical for sleepers with back pain.

The WinkBeds hybrid mattress comes with free returns and a lifetime warranty. If you’re someone who is nervous about buying a new mattress online, the WinkBed mattress may be a better fit. We also love the plus option for sleepers who weigh over 300 pounds. 

When it comes to feel, the WinkBed is noticeably bouncier than the Saatva. For those who like a bouncy innerspring sensation, consider the Winkbed mattress. However, the incredible responsiveness does have its downside: motion transfer. The Saatva Classic performs better when motion isolation is involved. And with split king and California king options, the Saatva is a great fit for couples who share the bed.

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