As per study conducted by National Sleep Foundation (NSF), more than 90% of the Americans are of the view that a mattress should be comfortable if you want to take proper rest. More than 20 million people have allergies associated with bed bugs and dust. A new mattress can resolve all these issues to a large extent as it is proved by the results of a study in 2009. According to the reports of CNN and WebMD, the figure mentioned above is also confirmed along with the fact that these mites and bugs initiate various skin allergies and asthma among people.
Despite the high percentage, most people continue to use their old mattress, merely because they do not want to spend any further money. We have prepared this comparison roundup of affordable brands including Saatva, GhostBed and Purple.
So without further ado let’s begin with the brief introduction of the brand!
|Overall satisfaction of customers||85 percent||82 percent||79 percent|
|Longevity and durability||8.5||7.0||8.0|
|Rotation and Easy movement||7.5||8.0||7.5|
Saatva has a good range of innerspring mattress to offer to its customer base. The company has is making high-quality mattresses since 2010. Saatva is the primary brand of the company, and it started the operations by selling innersprings.
The innersprings come in three different firmness levels ranging from 4.0 to 7.5. The price ranges between $649 and $1399.
GhostBed doesn’t operate any brick and mortar stores and sells all its products online. The company was founded in 2001 with the name Nature’s Sleep, and later in 2015, the name changed to GhostBed. The company sells two models, GhostBed (memory foam + latex) and GhostBed Luxe (gel infused memory foam).
GhostBed has a considerable price advantage over all other three brands with twin size selling at $445 and California King selling at $895.
Purple has been in business since 1989 and offered polyfoam mattresses as well as a hybrid to its customers. The price of the standard extra-long mattress stands at $699 while the upgraded King mattresses cost $3499. The amount of the standard queen is $999 while the upgrade will cost you $2799.
A COMPARISON OF PRICE and year the company is founded
|Brand||Operating since||Twin||Twin XL||Full||Queen||King||California King|
CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN
|Brand||Firmness||Thickness||Support core||Comfort layers||Cover materials|
|Saatva||4.0 (Medium Firm) to 7.5 (Firm)||11.5 -inch to 14.5-inch||4-inch to 7-inch recycled Bonnell coils 13-inch gauge||5/8-inch to 7/8-inch Polyfoam, Recycled steel pocket coils 14 ½- gauge, 3/8-inch memory foam||Euro-top, one ¼- inch Polyfoam, ¾-inch organic cotton cover 1 oz. Dacron|
|GhostBed||6.0 (Medium Firm)||11-inch||Polyfoam 2 PCF||Gel Memory Foam 4 PCF, Aerated Synthetic Latex||Polyester 100%|
|Purple||4.5 (Medium Soft) to 6.5 (Medium Firm)||9 ½-inch to 13-inch||4-inch HD Polyfoam 2 PCF, 7 ½-inch Micro-Coils||2-inch to 4-inch Gel (Buckling Column) and 3 ½-inch Polyfoam 1.8 PCF||Polyester, Lycra Spandex, and Viscose|
The firmness level of Saatva mattress varies from 4.0 to 7.5. The innersprings are available in different thicknesses as well. The support core of the innerspring mattresses is equipped with varying thickness of four-inch to seven-inch and is made of Bonnell coil system of 13-gauge. The comfort system comes with 5/8-inch and 7/8-inch of polyfoam, a coil system of 14.5—gauge and a layer of 3/8-inch memory foam.
GhostBed offers firmness rating of 6.0 (medium firm) and thickness of 11-inch. The support core comprises of 2 PCF Polyfoam while the comfort layer is made of 4 PCF gel memory foam and aerated synthetic Dunlop latex.
Purple mattresses also come with different firmness levels ranging from 4.5 to 6.5, and they have a thickness that varies from 9.5-inch to 13-inch. The thickness of the Buckling Column gel layer ranges from two-inch to four-inch in the comfort system of different models. Plus, there is a three and a half inch thick polyfoam layer with 1.8-PCF density in this system as well. A four-inch-thick HD polyfoam with 2-PCF density along with a layer of 7.5-inch thick Micro-Coils is present in the support core for ultimate durability.
WARRANTY, TRIAL PERIOD & DELIVERY
|Delivery charges||Varies||Free standard shipping to the contiguous US and $600 additional fee for Hawaii and Alaska||Free standard shipping to 48 contiguous US and other costs will be applied outside destinations|
|Destinations covered||All parts of U.S. and Canada
Alaska (Special coordination with Saatva)
Hawaii (Not available)
|All fifty states of the US||US and Canada|
|Shipment technique||Not vacuum sealed and compressed||Bed-in-a-box, compressed and vacuum sealed||Bed-in-a-box, vacuum-sealed and compressed|
|Delivery time||1 to 5 working days||None disclosed||5 working days (deliveries to rural areas may take longer)|
|Availability online||Saatva and Amazon websites||GhostBed website and Amazon website||Purple website and Amazon website|
|White Glove services||Free in Canada and 48 contiguous states||None||No|
|Old mattress removal services||Free||No||No|
|Length of the sleep trial||120 nights||101 nights||100 nights|
|Mandatory break-in||None||30 nights||30 nights (not necessary but recommended)|
|Return fee||$99||No charge||Partial|
|Possibility of exchanges||Before receiving the refund||None||Before accepting the reimbursement|
|Length of warranty||15 years||20 Years||Ten years|
|Coverage on the non-prorated basis||15 years||Ten years||Ten years non-prorated basis|
|Prorated fee||Owner will pay the delivery charges ($99)||50% of the original price which will increase with 5% subsequently from the 11th year||None|
|Transportation costs for repairs||Owner will bear the expense outside warranty||Mattress owners are responsible for the fees||Owner will incur the expense outside warranty|
|Depth of indentation||1-inch||1-inch||1-inch|
The delivery charges vary from one destination another when we talk about Saatva. The delivery is provided to all the customers in the US (excluding Hawaii) and Canada. Saatva doesn’t use vacuum sealing, and it doesn’t compress the mattress either. The delivery time ranges from one to four working days. The brand also provides free of cost removal services of an old mattress. The brand offers 120-night sleep trial with a 15-year warranty.
GhostBed provides free of cost shipping to the customers in the contiguous US while $600 will be charged for deliveries in Hawaii and Alaska. The bed will be delivered compressed in a box and vacuum sealed through FedEx. However, GhostBed doesn’t offer old mattress removal service or white glove service to its customers. Furthermore, GhostBed provides 20-year warranty and 101-night sleep trial to its customers.
Purple ships its mattresses to contiguous US states without any charges while a small additional fee will be charged for any outside destination. The delivery time is 5 working days, and you can buy them from Purple and Amazon websites. The company uses various delivery services for shipping including FedEx, UPS, and others. It offers a 100-night trial period with 30-night non-mandatory break-in time. Purple also provides the 10-year warranty on all its models.
SOME DIFFERENTIATING TRAITS
—————–Sleeper’s Sleeping Position—————–
—————Sleeper’s Body Weight—————
|Lightweight (<130 lbs)||Fair||Very Good||Fair|
|Average weight (between 130 lbs and 230 lbs)||Good||Good||Good|
|Heavyweight (>230 lbs)||Good||Good||Good|
The innersprings mattresses have 85% overall customer satisfaction which is the best in this roundup. It is excellent when we talk about edge support and sex. While its performance is excellent regarding durability, motion isolation, ease of rotation. However, due to the coils, it makes plenty of noise.
GhostBed turns out to be the winner of this roundup with a wide lead over its competition and an overall satisfaction rating of 82%. It has shown good results associated with durability, motion isolation, conformance, off-gassing, and maneuverability. Nevertheless, it does have some issues concerning edge support and heat retention. It is best suited for lightweight stomach sleepers.
Purple has 79% overall satisfaction-rating from the customers. Their mattresses are great concerning motion transferability, conformance, heat-retention, and off-gassing. Purple mattresses don’t make any noise just like the other brands in this roundup. However, the mattress is not so good when it comes to edge support, again just like the previous entries in this post.
Cover of the mattress
Organic cotton cover protected by botanical antimicrobial materials enhance the life and protect you against allergy and dust mites. Euro pillow top gives you a plush cloud like surface to sleep on.
The cover is made from a blend of polyester and viscose that will give you comfort. Experience a hypoallergenic sleep due to the use of CertiPUR certified materials.
The cover materials of this mattress include Lycra spandex, polyester, and viscose. The super stretchy keeps the foam intact and enhances the life of the mattress.
The winner of this roundup is Saatva by a considerable margin. Its mattresses come at an affordable price that is slightly higher than Ghost bed but considerably low when compared with Purple. The company has utilized its expertise in the mattress industry to the fullest extent using ‘coil on coil’ construction. You can choose from the standard 14.5” luxury mattress or custom slim 11.5” mattress. There are various firmness levels to choose from that serves different sleeping postures and purposes.
The product itself matters a lot, but you need to consider the after-sale services as well to ensure that you continue to enjoy a restful sleep for many years to come.
Happy sleep shopping!