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Saatva vs WinkBed

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 I received both the Saatva and WinkBed  for free to review. I have an affiliate agreement with both of these companies as well.
People often ask me about the primary technical differences between Saatva and WinkBeds. In this post I do a comparison of WinkBeds vs Saatva to help readers make an informed choice and learn more about each of these mattresses.
Overall Construction
On the surface, these beds may appear to be quite similar, but when we dig a little deeper, we’ll see that they have unique qualities and components. Here is a simple look at how each bed is constructed:
Top Layer
Winkbeds has a top layer of cotton and high tensile-strength polyester blend while Saatva uses an organic cotton layer. Underneath the organic cotton layer, Saatva uses a natural thistle to serve as a natural fire barrier.
construction
We’ll dive into each component piece by piece, but in general, WinkBeds uses twice the amount of coils and twice the amount of cushioning foam in its sleep surface as the Saatva mattress. These components give the WinkBed a unique feel, great support, great durability.
Sleep Surface
sleep surface saatva
 WinkBeds
2” sleep surface is comprised of 1” of hypersoft foam and 1” of cooling gel foam, each of 1.5 lb density. Hand stitched into the mattress.
Saatva
1” sleep surface is made of .625” soft foam and .375” visco foam. Visco foam is commonly referred to as memory foam.
WinkBeds’ foam blend is soft and resilient so it provides good pressure point relief and does not retain heat. Saatva’s cushion layer feels great as well and has more of a tufted top than the Winkbed.
Comfort Layer
comfort
 WinkBeds
2.4” layer of individually wrapped/pocketed micro coils (or AirSprings, as they call them.) Highest coil count with 1722/King
Saatva
4” layer of individually wrapped coils, with a solid coil count of 1088/King. Please note that these are heavy duty coils so they will hold up over time.
Support Layer
comfort layer
WinkBeds
1054/King individually wrapped 8” high profile pocket coils. High gauge wire of 17. Support core is encased along the edges by a 4.5” layer of foam and along the top using a 0.5” layer of pre-compressed densified cotton.
Saatva
520/King 7” Bonnell Coil Innerspring with 13 gauge wire and foam encasement. Steel edge guards and 1/2″ Loft Pad + 7/8″ Fiber Pad Bottom.
WinkBeds is using over twice the amount of coils in the support layer. This is important to prevent sagging and to ensure a personalized feel, especially for people in the higher weight ranges. WinkBeds uses a high density foam for edge support while Saatva uses steel edge guards. WinkBeds’ foam edge guards allow for use with a adjustable frame while Saatva’s edge guards do not.
Durability
WinkBeds uses 1.5 lb density foam in its mattress which is definitely durable. WinkBeds also sent their bed to a lab for third party durability testing. You can see video’s of the test being performed below:

Saatva uses a range of foams in its mattress from 1.2 lb density to 2 lb. It has solid construction and should hold up over time.
While both companies use solid materials in the construction, WinkBeds really seems to have gone the extra mile to get their mattress third party tested. The test they used is called the constant force fatigue test, which simulates dropping a 168 lb weight on a block of foam 80,000 times. That is far more abuse than a mattress will ever see in a person’s home, even over a 20 year period. The results showed just a 2% compression in the foam over the course of the test, which is a great result.
Conclusion
Given my experience on both mattresses, I find the each has their own unique strengths. Saatva is 100% made in the USA. Winkbeds can be used on adjustable frames which are becoming more popular. Read the full reviews to get a sense of how they feel to see which one is right for you!
You can check out my full review of the WinkBed Here.
Get the full review of the Saatva Here.
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Ben • July 14, 2015


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  1. Angela July 20, 2015 - 9:43 am Reply

    What mattress pad do you recommend for the Winkbed?

  2. Ben February 16, 2016 - 8:54 pm Reply

    Go with the Reverie adjustable base, here’s a review of the Reverie mattress as well as the base: https://sleepsherpa.com/luxury-performance-mattresses/reverie-mattress-review/

  3. Vicki Miller January 9, 2017 - 6:12 pm Reply

    This is for the Administration review regarding the mattress pad he/she uses. What type of mattress do you use?

    • Ben January 9, 2017 - 7:45 pm Reply

      Malouf makes wonderful mattress pads. You can find them here on Amazon

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