Quality you can't stuff in a box

Every handcrafted Saatva mattress is made to order, never compressed and stuffed into a small shipping box. Instead, we deliver it factory-fresh to your room for free. 

Why a bed in a box falls short of quality comfort 

Can a bed in a box offer the same long-lasting comfort, quality, and value as a Saatva? Our years of experience tells us no. 

We believe that any mattress that can be compressed, rolled, and stuffed into a small box simply can’t compare to the quality and durability of a premium mattress delivered intact. 

Don’t believe us? Just take a look at what a bed in a box goes through in a compression machine before you’ve even had a chance to sleep on it.

5 things that can happen to a mattress when it’s compressed & stuffed into a box

Shipping a mattress in a small box and leaving it on your doorstep is designed to benefit the mattress company’s bottom line, not your long-term comfort.

Before considering a bed in a box, here are some things you should know about what compressing, folding and rolling can do to the inside of your mattress. 

It can compromise safety

Some mattresses use a fiberglass sock as a flame barrier. When the mattress is folded and rolled, the sock can get damaged, creating tiny fiberglass particles.

It can break down the foam

Some brands use less dense foams to be able to compress their beds. Some of the foam’s cells can break when compressed, reducing its overall lifespan. 

It can destroy the coils 

Some brands use thinner coils to be able to compress. When folded and rolled, the center row can be destroyed or compromised, reducing the mattress lifespan even more.

It can compromise back support

The center third of a mattress is where most of your body weight lies. Folding a mattress can compromise that crucial area, which can lead to aches and pains.

It can reduce the lifespan of the mattress

This can mean having to replace your mattress sooner. What starts out like a great deal can end up costing you more in the long run. 

Fun fact: Saatva hybrid mattresses use thicker recycled steel coils that are so strong, they’d actually break a compression machine!

Saatva vs a bed in a box

Our premium mattresses are made with the highest standard of American craftsmanship without the premium markups. Today, our mattresses are expertly handcrafted in 19 factories across the U.S. and hand delivered by 145 fulfillment partners. On average, your Saatva travels less than 100 miles from the factory to your home, which lowers its carbon footprint. 


The average
bed in a box 

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