If you're a health and eco-conscious conscious person in the market for a new sleeping surface, you may want to consider the ZenHaven latex mattress. Made of comfortable latex layers that provide excellent support, you can flip this mattress it to either side depending on what level of firmness you prefer. It's also made up of organic and eco-friendly materials that ensure your health and the environment are protected.
The ZenHaven mattress is made by Saatva, a company that has become a leader in the bed-in-a-box market since it opened in 2011. It began with a traditional innerspring mattress and quickly branched into the eco-friendly market and pursued eco-friendly foams. The ZenHaven is a step up from foam, made from all-natural Talalay latex that's produced in the USA.
Saatva has made the ZenHaven cover from organic cotton and 100% New Zealand wool. The materials help keep it breathable and cool for hot sleepers. The cover also adds to the feeling of coziness and cushioning. The second layer is different depending on the side you have it on.
This mattress has two firmness options, so if you want to adjust how rigid your bed is, you can flip it over and sleep on the opposite side. One side is cushy and soft, titled the "Luxury Plush." You can flip it over to "Gentle Firm," for 18% more support. It's great if you're not quite sure what type of firmness gives you the ideal sleep, and you want to try out different options.
The "Luxury Plush," side is 1.5-inches thick and made from Talalay latex, a material known for its capacity to support while being soft. It's smooth and feels excellent to touch, and unlike foam that you sink into, it's bouncy enough to keep you positioned on the top of the bed.
The Plush layer is just below medium firmness, which gives you that cozy feeling of sinking into the bed, while still being supportive. This side would be ideal for people who sleep on their side so that they can have adequate pressure relief for areas that need to sink in deeper. People who sleep on their stomachs, however, will likely find this a bit too soft.
The "Gentle Firm," layer is still 1.5 inches but composed of a latex that's more rigid and supportive. It won't have the same pressure-relieving feeling as the Talalay latex or memory foam, but it will provide more spinal alignment and lumbar support. It will feel less cozy than the plush side, but it's ideal for people who need a firm mattress while still getting some body contouring.
The firm side is just above average on the firmness scale, which is excellent for back and stomach sleepers. It will still sink in nicely around the hips, shoulders, and lower back, but will add more even pressure across the body. It will help keep spinal alignment, particularly for stomach sleepers.
Sandwiched in between the two options of your top layer, are two extremely dense layers of Talalay latex. The inner core is about half a foot and gives excellent structural support. The latex also allows for the bed to still feel buoyant with a more traditional "bouncy," feel.
What We Like Best
Although delivery used to cost extra, Zenhaven now offers free, full-service delivery. Not only is delivery free, but they also hand-deliver, install, and remove your old mattress. It makes replacing your old bed completely hassle-free. With a 120 night trial period, you can make sure you love it before committing.
With a choice in firmness and all-natural materials, this bed is an excellent option for people looking for a bed with a luxurious feel. It even comes with a 20-year warranty, so you can be sure your investment will last.
What We Don't Like
The ZenHaven is definitely on the upper end of the price scale for bed-in-a-box companies, making it less affordable for some. Also, if you plan to relocate homes often, this bed is heavy and bulky to move.
ZenHaven is an excellent choice for health and eco-conscious individuals. The latex provides excellent support and buoyancy from natural and organic materials. While it may be a bit overpriced for some, if you're in the market for a natural latex bed, ZenHaven should be at the top of your list.