Saatva Adjustable Bed Bases 2024 Review: Costs and Features

Oct 25, 2023
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Saatva Adjustable Bed: Key Takeaways

Saatva is one of many adjustable bed manufacturers on the market. Although known for made-to-order eco-friendly mattresses, Saatva also sells two types of adjustable bases. Our Reviews Team chose the Saatva Adjustable Base Plus as “Best Overall” in our review of the best adjustable bed frames. This review goes into more detail about the prices and features of both its models to help you decide whether a Saatva adjustable base is the right choice for your budget and sleep preferences.

According to our Reviews Team’s survey of 1,000 adjustable bed users, more than 40% of respondents purchased an adjustable bed to help ease joint and back pain while sleeping.1

Using an adjustable bed can benefit people who have arthritis, sleep apnea, heartburn, and/or back pain, according to Christine Kingsley, an advanced-practice registered nurse and health and wellness director of the Lung Institute.

Adjustable Base

Price: Starts at $1,045 (Does not include mattress)
Warranty: 10 years
Free shipping: Yes
Trial period: No
Returns: No
Saatva Adjustable Base features

The Saatva Adjustable Base comes with:

  • A wireless remote with a built-in flashlight
  • A “zero-clearance” design, so you can use the base without its legs
  • Adjustable legs that can change the Saatva bed height from 13–18 inches
Pros and cons
Pros Removable legs for a zero-clearance design Wireless remote control with a built-in flashlight 10-year warranty Cons No massage option No presets
Additional information

The Saatva Adjustable Base is a good choice for those looking for a simple adjustable bed with head and foot elevation. It has a “whisper quiet” motor that repositions the bed when controlled by the wireless remote. When a member of our Reviews Team tested the base, they found its motor to have a low hum when adjusting from one position to another.

The base comes in five size options ranging from twin XL to California king. Couples who prefer separate settings can choose a split king-size bed, which is split into two twin XL sized sections that can be fully customized to each sleeper’s preferences. We compared Saatva’s twin adjustable bed to others on the market; read our best twin adjustable beds review to see how it performed against other adjustable bed brands.

The Saatva Adjustable Base has removable legs that allow you to rest it on a platform bed frame or on the floor. The base is compatible with all Saatva bed frames except for the Sydney solid platform bed frame. If you want to use the Saatva Adjustable Base with a non-Saatva bed frame, contact the manufacturer to see if it is adjustable-base compatible. If you choose to keep the legs on the bed, you can adjust them in half-inch increments for bed height options of 13–18 inches to help you get in and out of bed safely and comfortably.

Adjustable Base Plus

Price: Starts at $1,249 (Does not include mattress)
Warranty: 25 years
Free shipping: Yes
Trial period: No
Returns: No
Saatva Adjustable Base Plus features

The Saatva Adjustable Base comes with:

  • A wireless remote with a built-in flashlight
  • A “zero-clearance” design, so you can use the base without its legs
  • Adjustable legs that can change the Saatva bed height from 13–18 inches
Pros and cons
Pros Full-body massaging feature Anti-snore, zero-gravity, and custom presets Under-bed lighting Removable legs and zero-clearance design Comes with a wireless remote control 25-year warranty Cons Upper-Flex option is the same price as a split king but has fewer features No trial period
Additional information

The Saatva Adjustable Base Plus offers more features than the basic Saatva Adjustable Base. It comes with a full-body massage feature, under-bed lighting, and a wireless remote with customizable presets.

The presets that come with the Adjustable Base Plus model may be helpful for those who snore or experience back pain while sleeping. The anti-snore preset elevates the head, which can relax the throat muscles to make breathing through the nose easier and prevent snoring, according to Kingsley. The zero-gravity preset elevates the head and knees slightly as it raises the feet to the same level as the heart and distributes body weight more evenly. According to Saatva, this setting may benefit those with back pain or circulation issues.

The Saatva Adjustable Base Plus comes in eight size options ranging from twin to California king. Like the Adjustable Base model, it has a split version for its king and California king-size bases. Our Reviews Team named the Saatva Adjustable Base Plus “Best Overall” in our review of the best split king adjustable beds

Figure 1 Saatva Adjustable Base Plus wall-hugging design

A Saatva Adjustable Base Plus with the head and foot of the bed elevated in a way that keeps the head close to the headboard.

The Adjustable Base Plus has a wall-hugging design that moves the mattress back when elevating the head. This keeps the position of your head relative to the wall the same as if you were lying down. Adjustable beds that lack this feature move your head forward and away from the wall when elevating the head of the bed, meaning you have to reach slightly behind you to access your nightstand or bedside table.

Optional Upper-Flex models

The Saatva Adjustable Base Plus has an additional Upper-Flex option for its queen-size and king-size bases. Upper-Flex models give sleepers on each side of the bed the freedom to raise the head of their side of the bed independently, similar to how you can elevate the head of each side of a split king bed. Unlike a split king base, which is two twin XL bases side by side, the Upper-Flex bed is one base divided only at the head of the bed.

The cost of the king-size Upper-Flex base is the same as the cost of a split-king plus, yet it doesn’t offer as many benefits. For example, the Upper-Flex lacks the wall-hugging design of the plus models. And since the bottom half of the bed is completely intact, you can’t raise or lower the foot of one side of the bed without also raising or lowering the other. The Upper-Flex base models are only compatible with the Saatva Solaire Upper-Flex mattress.

How much do Saatva adjustable bases cost?

Adjustable bases from Saatva start at $1,045 for a twin XL and go up to $2,598 for a split California king. The Saatva Adjustable Base is not available in twin and full sizes. Saatva accepts American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa, Google Pay, PayPal, and Affirm.

Table 1 Compare costs between Saatva adjustable base models

SizeSaatva Adjustable Base CostSaatva Adjustable Base Plus CostSaatva Adjustable Base Plus Upper-Flex CostDimensions in inches (W x L)
Twin$1,249 38” x 75”
Twin XL$1,045 $1,299 38” x 80” 
Full$1,399 54” x 75” 
Queen$1,245 $1,599 $2,498 60” x 80” 
King$1,745 $2,095 $2,598 76” x 80”
Split King$2,090 $2,598 76” x 80”
California King$1,745 $2,598 72” x 84” 
Split California King$2,598 72” x 84” 

Discounts on Saatva Adjustable Bases

Saatva offers a discount of $225 off orders of $1,000 or more to active-duty military members, veterans, first responders, government employees, health care professionals, teachers, students, and older adults ages 65 and over. You can select the discount on the checkout page, and Saatva will verify your eligibility by using ID.me, a website that verifies people’s legal identities. If a promotional sale gives a larger discount than the $225 discount, Saatva will apply the larger discount instead of combining the two discounts.

If you add a mattress to your adjustable base order, you can receive a $100 discount, which you can combine with other promotions.

Table 2 Compare the cost of Saatva adjustable bases to other brands, as of October 2023

BrandPrice*Trial PeriodWarranty
Saatva Adjustable Base1,245None10 years
Saatva Adjustable Base Plus$1,599 None25 years
Tempur-Pedic Ergo Smart Base$1,999 None25 years
Puffy Adjustable Base$1,399 101 nightsLifetime
Reverie R650 Adjustable Base$2,299 None20 years
Purple Ascent Adjustable Base$1,499 None10 years

* Price of a queen-size base, excluding promotions and discounts

Saatva warranty, delivery, and returns

The Saatva Adjustable Base comes with a 10-year warranty, with full coverage during the first year of ownership. For the remaining nine years, the warranty becomes more limited over time.

The Adjustable Base Plus comes with a 25-year warranty, with full coverage during the first five years of ownership, also offering less coverage over time.

Saatva’s white-glove delivery service includes delivery of the base to your home and set up in your room of choice. They will also take away your old mattress and foundation for free. Just check the box next to “free mattress & foundation removal” during checkout.

Unlike Saatva mattresses, Saatva adjustable bases are considered “final sale,” meaning you cannot return or exchange them.

Table 3 Compare Saatva warranty and return policies

Saatva Adjustable Base

Saatva Adjustable Base Plus

Saatva mattresses

Warranty10 years25 yearsLifetime
Return policyNo returns or exchangesNo returns or exchanges$99 processing fee for exchanges and returns

Saatva customer service

A member of our Reviews Team reached out to Saatva customer service over the phone, online chat, and in person at a local viewing room with questions about the features, delivery, and setup of the adjustable bases. Our experience with Saatva customer service in each case was pleasant, prompt, and informative.

Figure 2 Saatva online customer service chat

The Saatva customer service chat found on the bottom left corner of its website.

You can reach Saatva customer service in the following ways:

Compatible mattresses

The adjustable bases from Saatva don’t come with a mattress, so you may have to add the cost of a new mattress to your budget. If you want to use your existing mattress or another brand’s mattress, Saatva recommends contacting the manufacturer and asking whether the mattress is compatible with adjustable bases. Saatva offers several mattresses that are compatible with the Adjustable Base and Adjustable Base Plus, starting at $1,795 for a queen-size mattress.

Table 4 Mattresses compatible with Saatva Adjustable Base and Adjustable Base Plus

Saatva mattress model

Price*

Saatva Classic Luxury Hybrid Innerspring (11.5-inch height only)$1,995
Loom & Leaf Ultra Premium Memory Foam$2,395
Memory Foam Hybrid$1,795
Saatva Latex Hybrid$2,195
Zenhaven Latex$3,295
Solaire Adjustable$3,795

* For a queen-size mattress

Saatva Adjustable Bed Customer Reviews

Saatva is an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), with an A+ rating and 4.74 out of 5 stars from over 1,600 reviews. Saatva also has a verified profile on Trustpilot with 4.5 out of 5 stars and over 1,000 reviews.

Positive reviews mentioned good experiences with customer service resolving issues; for example, helping reset a dead remote. Reviewers also commented on the comfort of their Saatva adjustable bases and mattresses.

Negative reviews described poor communication around the Saatva delivery timelines of their products. Some reviewers were unhappy about the fact that they didn’t learn about the warranty limits and the Saatva return policy until after they made their purchase.

Why you can trust our Reviews Team’s expert review

Our Reviews Team recommends products and services we believe provide value in the lives of our readers. We’ve spent more than 550 hours carrying out in-depth research on adjustable beds to give you the most accurate review. To make our selections, we:

Learn more about how we make our selections at our adjustable beds review methodology page.

How we chose the best adjustable beds

Based on our expert consultations and research, we determined the following factors to be important for our readers when shopping for an adjustable bed:

We had all of our selections medically reviewed by an expert in the field to ensure that each brand and model is appropriate for NCOA readers’ needs. See how we reviewed adjustable beds by reading our exhaustive testing methodology.

Bottom line

The Saatva Adjustable Base and Adjustable Base Plus let you decide between basic or premium features for your adjustable bed. While the basic Saatva Adjustable Base is more affordable, the Adjustable Base Plus model includes extra features, such as an anti-snore preset and a full-body massage preset.

Saatva offers free white-glove delivery, meaning you don’t have to carry the base inside your home and assemble it yourself. It also has an attentive customer service team available 24/7 to help you with your purchase.

Since the adjustable bases don’t come with a mattress, you’ll have to purchase a compatible mattress if you don’t have one already. It’s also important to know that Saatva adjustable bed bases are made to order and are not eligible for returns or exchanges. If a return period is important to you, read the Reviews Team’s Puffy Adjustable Base review and learn more about Puffy’s 101-night trial period.

Frequently asked questions

You can buy Saatva adjustable bases and mattresses online at Saatva.com. You can also place an order from one of its eight viewing rooms across the country, but you can’t take your bed home with you. You have to wait the same amount of time for Saatva to manufacture your base and mattress as you would if you’d ordered it from home, between nine and 21 days.

You can try a Saatva mattress at one of its eight viewing rooms. You also have 365 nights to try the mattress in your home. If you’re not satisfied with it, you can return it for a full refund minus a $99 processing fee. There is no at-home trial for its bases, which are not returnable. Saatva mattresses are not sold at mattress chain stores like Mattress Warehouse and Mattress Discounters.

Saatva orders take between nine and 21 days to be delivered, depending on your delivery location and the factory manufacturing your order.

Saatva’s adjustable-bed-compatible mattresses can be used on non-Saatva adjustable bed bases as well. Make sure the mattress is the correct size for the adjustable base.

No, Saatva mattresses are not delivered in a box. Saatva offers white-glove delivery, which involves carrying the unboxed mattress into your home for setup and removing your old mattress.

Have questions about this review? Email us at reviewsteam@ncoa.org.

Sources

  1. NCOA Adviser Adjustable Beds Survey. 1,000 respondents. Conducted using Pollfish. Launched June 2023.
Vanessa Ling is a health writer and licensed health care practitioner. As a naturopathic doctor, she advocates for life-long, whole-person health through simple, accessible, and evidence-based interventions.
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Kathleen Cameron, BSPharm, MPH, has more than 25 years of experience in the health care field as a pharmacist, researcher, and program director focusing on falls prevention, geriatric pharmacotherapy, mental health, long-term services and supports, and caregiving. Cameron is Senior Director of the NCOA Center for Healthy Aging, where she provides subject matter expertise on health care programmatic and policy related issues and oversees the Modernizing Senior Center Resource Center.
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