Saatva Latex Hybrid vs Awara Natural: Which luxury mattress best suits your sleep needs?

The Saatva Latex Hybrid is seen on the left hand side of the image, while the Awara Natural Hybrid mattress is seen on the right
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The Saatva Latex Hybrid and the Awara Natural Hybrid mattress are two of the best luxury mattresses on the market. Both harness the naturally cooling and hypoallergenic benefits of organic latex, while delivering outstanding support for combination sleepers through the inclusion of pocketed coils and a deep layer of pressure relieving latex. However, while these mattresses share many similarities, they are two entirely different beds. 

Saatva is the brand behind the best mattress in the world right now, the Saatva Classic, and boasts an impressive lineup of premium beds which come at a premium price. On the other hand, the Awara Natural Hybrid mattress is the eco-luxury brand’s entry level model, and its most popular. 

At full MSRP, the Awara starts at $1,299, while the Saatva starts at $1,595. However, an evergreen sale means you’ll save up to $765 when buying the Awara, bringing the price of a queen down to $949. Meanwhile, our exclusive Saatva Memorial Day mattress sale means you can take $400 off of the price of all bed sizes. That means you can buy a queen size Saatva Latex Hybrid for $1,995 from $2,395. But is the Saatva worth the price hike, or will the Awara better suit your sleep style? Let’s find out… 

Saatva Latex Hybrid:

Saatva Latex Hybrid: Was from $1,595 | now from $1,195 at Saatva with our exclusive sale access
The Saatva Latex Hybrid uses certified organic natural latex and pocketed coils for cushioning pressure relief and increased airflow. Saatva mattress sales usually hover in the region of up to $300, depending on what size bed you buy. However, our exclusive sale access means that you can take $400 off of every mattress size. That brings the price of a queen down to $1,995 from $2,395 — just follow the link below in order to unlock your saving.  

Awara Natural Hybrid:

Awara Natural Hybrid: Was from $1,299 | now from $649 at Awara
An evergreen Awara mattress sales takes 50% off the Awara Natural Hybrid mattress, bringing the price of a queen down to $949 from $1,699. Granted, this is a sale we’re used to seeing from this brand, but it’s still an exceptionally good deal on a mattress that boasts incredible organic credentials. And that’s before you taken into account its generous benefits — shipping is free and fast, there’s a 365 night sleep trial and lifetime warranty. 

Saatva Latex Hybrid vs Awara Natural mattress: Specs

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Row 0 - Cell 0 Saatva Latex HybridAwara Natural Hybrid
Type:Latex hybrid Latex hybrid
Internal layers: 54
Firmness: 5-7/108/10
Trial:365 nights365 nights
Warranty:Lifetime Lifetime
Price:From $1,595From $1,299

Saatva Latex Hybrid vs Awara Natural mattress: Price, trials & warranties

  • Our exclusive Saatva sales knocks $400 off across all sizes 
  • An evergreen Awara sale takes up to $765 off this best-selling bed 
  • Both beds offer a generous 365 night sleep trial and lifetime warranty

The Saatva Latex Hybrid is packed full of premium materials and comes at a premium price. At full MSRP, the Saatva Latex Hybrid starts at $1,595. Saatva sales usually operate on a tiered pricing system, ranging from $200 - $300 depending on which mattress size you opt for. However, our exclusive Memorial Day Saatva sale takes $400 off of all mattress sizes, which means you can buy a queen size Saatva Latex mattress for $1,995 — that’s the best price we’ve seen on this bed since Presidents’ Day. 

Mattress purchase entitles you to Saatva’s industry-leading benefits, which include a 365 night sleep trial, a lifetime warranty and Free White Glove delivery and bed removal, which means that as well as setting up your new bed in your chosen sleep space, Saatva will dispose of your old bed in the process.

A 50% off evergreen Awara sale means you’ll never pay full price on the Awara Natural Hybrid, bringing the price of a queen down to $949 from $1,699. Although this is a saving we see year-round, it’s still outstanding value — which is just one of the reasons that it’s earned such a high ranking in our best hybrid mattress buying guide. Awara benefits are generous, too - you’ll also get a 365 night sleep trial and a lifetime warranty, plus shipping is free and fast. 

Saatva Latex Hybrid vs Awara Natural mattress: Materials & design

  • Both beds are crafted from a mixture of latex foams and pocketed coils 
  • The Saatva boasts a top 3” layer of GOLS certified organic natural latex
  • The Awara boasts a top 2” layer of FSC certified organic latex

The layers of the Saatva Latex Hybrid

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Both the Saatva Latex Hybrid and the Awara Natural Hybrid mattress are both crafted from a combination of premium latex and a layer of individually wrapped coils. Starting with the Saatva, you’ll find a cushioned top, which sits on a layer of GOTS-certified, organic New Zealand wool. 

Next follows its namesake, a 3" layer of natural latex, which is zoned to add extra support around the lumbar. Then you’ll find the pocketed coil layer, which helps bolster the bed’s edge support. An organic cotton and GOTS certified wool base adds stability at the bottom. It’s made up of 5 internal layers and is 12” tall. 

As for the Awara, it’s 10” tall and is made up of four internal layers. It’s topped with a 2” layer of Dunlop latex, which is underpinned by an 8” layer of encased coils. On top, you’ll find  breathable organic New Zealand wool and organic cotton cover. 

Awara Natural Hybrid Mattress cross section showing latex and spring layers inside

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Saatva Latex Hybrid vs Awara Natural mattress: Comfort & support

  • We rate the Awara as 8/10 for firmness, which is classified as ‘firm’  
  • The Saatva Latex Hybrid has a medium to medium-firm rating of 5-7/10
  • Both the Awara and Saatva are suitable for combination sleepers

The Saatva Latex Hybrid combines that responsiveness of an innerspring with the pressure relieving benefits of latex. It’s that layer of individually wrapped recycled steel coils and the 3” layer of latex that lends itself to the bed’s durability. We’re yet to review the Saatva Latex Hybrid, by Saatva rate is as 5-7 out of 10 for firmness, which puts it squarely into the medium-firm camp. 

The 3” layer of natural latex contours naturally to your body, helping to relieve pressure across the touch points of the mattress while keeping the spine cradled in correct alignment, helping to keep back pain at bay. 

Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress in bright bedroom

(Image credit: Saatva)

During our Awara Natural Hybrid mattress review, our lead tester found the surface of the Awara to be deceptively solid, before then softening and providing contouring support, which is a typical feature of Dunlop latex. We rated the Aawara as slightly firmer 8 out of 10 for firmness.

Again, the Dunlop latex layer is the star of the show, providing blissful pressure relief regardless of your sleep position. However, although one of our testers is of a petite build and found the bed extremely comfortable, we do wonder if the Awara might be a touch too firm for lightweight sleepers.

Saatva Latex Hybrid vs Awara Natural mattress: Temperature regulation

  • The inclusion of pocketed coils aids overall breathability 
  • Both boast a top layer of latex, which is naturally cooling
  • Both beds harness the natural cooling properties of New Zealand wool 

Awara Natural Hybrid Mattress in a bedroom

(Image credit: Awara)

While some of the best cooling mattresses rely on the latest in cooling technology in order to prevent hot sleepers from overheating, both the Saatva Latex Hybrid and the Awara Natural Hybrid mattress harness the naturally cooling properties of their materials and construction. 

As hybrids, both mattress contain a layer of individually wrapped steel coils. Unlike some memory foam which can trap heat, this layer helps release any hot air warmed by body heat, subsequently helping to keeping temperatures lowered. 

As well as being naturally hypoallergenic, latex is also a natural temperature regulator. Again, both beds are also topped with a breathable cover comprised partly out of organic New Zealand wool, which works to wick away heat while you sleep. 

Saatva Latex Hybrid vs Awara Natural mattress: Which should you buy?

Buy the Saatva Latex Hybrid if...

✅  You have a larger budget: Once you take into account current mattress deals and savings, the Saatva Latex mattress is still over $1,000 more expensive than the Awara. If you’ve got deeper pockets and want.  

✅  You’d like a deeper bed: At 12” deep, the Saatva Latex Hybrid is 2” taller than the Awara. A depth of 12” is at the top end of standard, which means it’s suitable for most adults, couples and a range of sleep positions, including the side. 

✅  You’re a restless sleeper: The inclusion of a pocketed coil system helps keep motion transfer to a minimum, which is great news for restless sleepers who share a bed. 

Buy the Awara Natural Hybrid if... 

✅  You’re a combination sleeper: Despite its 8/10 rating for firmness, the Awara is both comfortable and supportive for all sleep positions, which is a major drawcard for  those who like to shift positions throughout the night.  

✅   You have a smaller budget: A 50% off evergreen sale means that the Awara Natural Hybrid is exceptional value, making it a great choice for anyone looking for an organic mattress that doesn’t cost the earth.  

✅   You require a sturdy edge: Edge support is reliable on the Awara, so you can safely sleep right up to or sit on the edge of the mattress without feeling it dip or collapse beneath you.  

Nicola Appleton
Sleep Features Editor

Nicola Appleton is Sleep Features Editor at Tom’s Guide, specialising in quality news content surrounding sleep and wellbeing. Nicola cut her teeth as a journalist in a busy newsroom in Bristol, UK, 15 years ago as part of a team at Britain's largest independent press agency. Since then, her job as a journalist has taken her to the States, to Sydney, and then back to Blighty, where she has written and edited features for a whole host of prominent British and international brands, including  The Independent, The Sydney Morning Herald, HuffPost, Refinery29, Stylist and more. As well as tackling the vast topic of sleep, Nicola will be joining the raft of expert mattress reviewers at Tom's Guide, helping steer readers towards the very best mattresses on the market.