The Best Saatva Mattress for Every Body Type

The right mattress for you depends on your body type, and Saatva offers various mattress types to cater to different needs. For heavier sleepers, a firmer mattress is recommended, while lighter sleepers can benefit from a medium-firm to firm mattress. For lightweight sleepers, a softer mattress with adequate pressure relief is recommended. Taller sleepers need a mattress with extra length, while pregnant sleepers can benefit from memory foam mattresses that dissipate heat more easily. Couples should consider a split king mattress for motion isolation. For children, a firm or medium-firm mattress is best, with hybrid or innerspring mattresses being ideal. You can take our mattress quiz to find out which of our mattresses is right for your body type.

Your body type plays an important role in determining the right mattress for you. This article will explore which Saatva mattresses are best for every body type so you can find your most comfortable match.

Mattress types to consider

First, here are the main mattress types and their defining features:

Innerspring mattress

Innerspring mattresses feature steel coils and comfort layers typically made from foam. Some innersprings feature a pillow top or a firm top. The coils have a firmer feel and offer adequate support, making the innerspring mattress ideal for heavier sleepers and stomach sleepers.

Memory foam mattress

Memory foam is a soft material known for contouring to your body. This is how it helps relieve pressure from your joints. Memory foam is a great choice for people with achy joints.

Latex mattress

Latex mattresses offer pressure relief and excellent overall support. Latex evenly distributes pressure and is best for heavier sleepers as well as lightweight stomach sleepers.

Hybrid mattress

Hybrid mattresses combine the steel springs of an innerspring with extra layers of foam. They are great for sleepers who want both the extra support of coils and the pressure relief of foam for their shoulders and hips. The hybrid is best for most body types.

Adjustable firmness mattress

Not to be confused with air mattresses, adjustable firmness mattresses are able to inflate or deflate according to your desired firmness level using a special remote or app. Note that adjustable firmness mattresses aren’t the same as adjustable bed bases that allow you to move the head or foot of the bed up or down to help elevate your body or legs. An adjustable firmness mattress together with an adjustable base can be very helpful in managing chronic health conditions such as snoring, GERD/reflux, pain, and circulation issues.

Best Saatva mattress for every body type

Next, here’s how to choose the right Saatva mattress for your body type:

saatva hd mattress
Saatva HD

Best Saatva mattress for heavier sleepers

Most conventional mattresses aren’t made with the needs of high-weight sleepers in mind. Support, durability, and sleeping cool are important considerations as are plush comfort for cushioning and pressure relief.

People who weigh over 230 pounds or so generally will sleep better on a firmer mattress than a softer one. A medium-firm to firm mattress will help keep a heavier person’s spine aligned without sagging. A thicker mattress—at least 12 inches thick for proper support—is also often a better option for heavy people.

The Saatva HD hybrid innerspring is our best mattress for heavy people. The mattress is designed specifically with bigger bodies in mind, supporting people weighing up to 500 pounds. Coils in the base are 25% stronger than the industry standard, and memory foam and latex comfort layers sleep cool and add extra cushioning for your joints.

saatva classic mattress
Saatva Classic

Best Saatva mattress for lightweight sleepers

Lightweight sleepers do best with a softer mattress that provides adequate pressure relief. The Saatva Classic in Plush Soft is a good choice and is available in every mattress size.

saatva latex hybrid mattress
Saatva Latex Hybrid

Best Saatva mattress for taller sleepers

Taller people need a mattress that offers extra length so their feet don’t hang off the bed. The California king is ideal, offering an extra four inches of length than the king even though it’s also four inches narrower than the king. Any of Saatva’s mattresses can work for taller people, and we offer a wide range of California king mattresses.

loom & leaf mattress
Loom & Leaf

Best Saatva mattress for pregnant sleepers

Many pregnant people want extra cushioning when they sleep to ease the aches and pains caused by fluctuating hormones and the strain of extra weight on the front of the body. Consider a memory foam mattress because it’s ideal for relieving pressure points and conforming to a changing body. You can avoid the tendency of memory foam to retain heat—not what expecting parents want when pregnancy already ratchets up body heat—by choosing a gel-infused memory foam mattress that dissipates heat more easily.

The Loom & Leaf and Zenhaven mattresses are good choices for pregnancy. Loom & Leaf offers ultra-premium 5-lb. memory foam and high-density foam layers that contour to your body to relieve pressure points while offering stable support. Its gel-infused foam keeps you cool and provides extra support for your lower back. Zenhaven’s 5-zone natural latex provides enhanced lower back support and pressure-point relief where you need it most. Its breathable organic cotton, natural latex, and New Zealand wool naturally regulate your body temperature.

solaire mattress

Best Saatva mattress for couples

Couples who share a bed, especially if they have different body types and preferences, should consider a split king mattress. It’s essentially two twin XL mattresses together. Motion isolation is an important consideration so that one partner’s movements don’t disturb the other’s sleep. Foam mattresses tend to be better at isolating motion than other types of mattresses.

Saatva offers the ultimate personalized sleep comfort for sleep partners in our Solaire. The luxurious adjustable firmness mattress offers 50 precise firmness settings on both sides, comfort and pressure-relieving support, breathability, and coolness for those who sleep hot, virtually no motion transfer, and quiet, streamlined components.

saatva youth mattress
Saatva Youth

Best Saatva mattress for kids

Your first considerations in shopping for a mattress for children are your child’s age, body size, and bedroom size. Because of their lighter body weight, children don’t need a super-firm mattress. A firm or medium-firm mattress is best for kids. It will provide the spinal support they need during sleep. The best mattress type for kids is either a hybrid mattress or an innerspring mattress.

The Saatva Youth is a great choice for your growing kids. The flippable mattress is really two mattresses in one: One side is built with the 3- to 7-year-old in mind, while the other side is suited to 8- to 12-year-olds. Its adaptability and durability will provide your child with a healthy, comfortable sleep during their crucial growing years—and will save you the hassle and expense of needing to buy a new mattress midway through those years.

Get the most comfortable mattress for your body type at Saatva

Saatva Classic Innerspring Mattress

Our flagship luxury mattress is expertly engineered with coil-on-coil construction for durability, a layer of memory foam for enhanced back support, and a cushiony Euro pillow top for extra comfort.

Loom and Leaf Memory Foam Mattress

Premium memory foam, handcrafted in the U.S. with eco-friendly materials. Breathable organic cotton, cooling spinal gel, and layers of high-density support foam assure a cool, comfortable night's sleep.

Zenhaven Latex Mattress

Natural latex responds to every curve for pressure-free support and responsive comfort. Natural latex is supple, resilient, and durable, for the ultimate in elevated sleep. (It's naturally hypoallergenic too.)

Saatva HD Mattress

This luxury hybrid innerspring mattress is specifically engineered to support people weighing between 300 and 500 pounds. Plush upper layers made of foam and latex deliver comfort, while a high-durability coil base offers support.

Solaire Adjustable Firmness Mattress

Featuring precise 50 firmness settings on each side of the bed for personal customization. Natural latex and gel-infused memory foam layers provide luxurious comfort and support.

Latex Hybrid Mattress

This hybrid mattress combines the pressure-free support of natural latex with the classic innerspring feel. Handcrafted with pure materials for the ultimate in cool and healthy sleep.

Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress

This memory foam hybrid mattress features the perfect balance of body-contouring and responsive feel. Enjoy the innovative cooling system, which prevents overheating.

Youth Mattress

This dual-sided innerspring mattress provides optimal support and comfort to children of all ages. Simply flip it over from the 3+ side to the 8+ side when your child is ready.


What type of mattress is best for my body?

It depends on your body. If you have a lighter weight, you’ll most likely find a medium-firm mattress to be comfortable—unless you sleep on your side or need pain and pressure relief, in which case you’ll likely want a softer mattress. If you’re on the heavier side, you’ll generally want a firmer bed to get the comfort you need. Hybrid mattresses, combining supportive innerspring coils with foam, can be comfortable and durable. People over 6 feet tall need to keep the mattress size in mind as they aren’t likely to be comfortable in anything smaller than a queen mattress.

Should a heavy person have a firm or soft mattress?

Someone who weighs over 230 pounds or so is likely to sleep better on a firmer mattress than a softer one. A medium-firm to firm mattress will help keep a heavier person’s spine aligned without sagging.

Find the best mattress for your body type at Saatva

Saatva offers a selection of high-quality mattresses for every body type. Take our mattress quiz to find your perfect match. All Saatva mattresses come with a 365-night home trial, free white glove delivery, and a lifetime warranty.

Experiencing back pain and wondering which mattress is right for you? Check out our guide to the Saatva Classic vs. Saatva Rx to find out which one is ideal for you.

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