Savvy Rest Serenity Organic Latex Mattress Review (2024)

Our unbiased review of the all-latex, organic Serenity mattress from Savvy Rest. Customizable, comfortable, eco-friendly and sustainable!

Table of Contents
  1. Pros and cons
  2. What’s in the Savvy Rest Serenity?
  3. How it performs
  4. Downsides
  5. Packaging and shipping
  6. Savvy Rest Serenity vs. the competition
  7. Savvy Rest Serenity FAQ

Savvy Rest Serenity Mattress

Savvy Rest Serenity Organic Latex Mattress Review (1)

Highlights: 10-inch all-latex, organic mattress with excellent customization options. Handmade to order in Savvy Rest’s GOTS factory in the U.S. using sustainably sourced latex and organic cotton.

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Durability Score

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Sustainability Score

User Experience Score

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At a glance:

  • Pricing:$1,799 – $3,999 (Queen from $2,699)
  • Materials:Organic latex, organic cotton, organic wool
  • Certifications:GOTS, GOLS
  • Sleep Trial:90-day Latex Exchange (no sleep trial or returns)
  • Firmness: Whatever you want!
  • Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cali King, Split-sizes
  • Depth: 10-inch
  • Best for: Lighter to average-weight stomach-sleepers

Pros and cons

What we like

  • GOTS and GOLS certified organic and non-toxic
  • Can customize both sides and all three layers
  • Choice of Talalay and Dunlop latex in soft, medium, firm
  • Reconfigurable to meet changing sleep needs
  • Made by a Staff-owned B Corp in the U.S.
  • 90-day comfort exchange
  • 20-year warranty
  • Available in custom dimensions and shapes!
  • White glove delivery and set-up available

What could be better

  • Heavy
  • No handles
  • No returns
  • Not for use on Murphy or adjustable beds
  • 10-inch profile may be too shallow for heavier adults

What’s in the Savvy Rest Serenity?

The Savvy Rest Serenity mattress is rare in that you can choose between layers of Dunlop and Talalay latex in three different firmness for each layer. Most mattresses only offer a choice of Dunlop or Talalay, not both.

Learn more about the differences between Talalay and Dunlop here.

The Serenity has three layers of latex and comprises:

  • Organic cotton casing with brass zipper
  • Organic wool batting (quilted to prevent bunching)
  • Three 3-inch layers of natural latex (Dunlop or Talalay) in soft, medium, and firm.

Savvy Rest uses GOLS certified organic Dunlop latex and Vita Talalay latex certified asCradle to CradleGOLD. This is a measure of the health impact, level of material re-use, water stewardship, and social fairness for the latex, which comes from rubber tree plantations that adhere tosustainable forestry practices.

Savvy Rest’s natural Dunlop latex is certified organic in two ways. First, the rubber tree plantations are certified organic according to USDA standards. Second, the processing stage is certified organic to the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS). In addition, Savvy Rest use GOTS certified wool and unbleached, GOTS certified organic cotton.

Savvy Rest – An eco-friendly, charitable B Corp

Savvy Rest is an employee owned B Corporation that donates new pillows to domestic violence shelters across the U.S. It also donates to American Forests to help restore and maintain threatened forest ecosystems. Savvy Rest is also a member of the Carbon Fund.

How it performs

See also: The best non-toxic mattresses

The Serenity is a breathable, moisture-wicking, superbly comfortable mattress that supports thermoregulation. As Savvy Rest’s flagship natural mattress, the Serenity offers exceptional customization options, including a choice of firmness on both sides. This makes the Serenity a fantastic choice for almost everybody, including couples with wildly different sleep needs.

savvy rest serenity is suitable for all sleep styles

For most adults, Savvy Rest recommends the Serenity with layers (top to bottom) of Soft Dunlop, Medium Dunlop, and Firm Dunlop. This provides pressure-relieving comfort on top and stable support for the spine underneath. You can switch the layers for a firmer feel and this also offers an adaptable configuration for guest beds if you have guests with different needs.

Savvy Rest Serenity works for:

  • Back-sleepers
  • Side-sleepers
  • Stomach-sleepers
  • Couples with different firmness needs.

Note, too, that Savvy Rest uses layers of Dunlop latex that have a firmer and softer side. Usual set-up has the softer side with the smaller holes facing up, but stomach sleepers may wish to flip the Dunlop layer to have the larger holes facing up as this has a firmer feel.

Savvy Rest only recommends using the Serenity on a rigid, slatted foundation or platform bed, not for a Murphy or adjustable bed.

With three 3-inch layers of latex, organic wool batting, and an organic cotton cover, the Serenity mattress has a 10-inch profile overall. The wool layer makes the mattress naturally fire-resistant and helps to promote a cooler, drier environment and more comfortable sleep. The Savvy Rest organic casing closes with a strong brass zipper.

Savvy Rest Serenity Organic Latex Mattress Review (2)

If you’re a heavier side-sleeper, the Serenity may not have enough depth to prevent bottoming out.

What customers say

I love my serenity latex mattress! It provides similar comfort to a memory foam but surpasses memory foam in that it provides excellent support! No more sinking into the bed and getting backaches! I’m so happy with the purchase and it supports a local Virginia / made in the USA small business!

Flora, 2022

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The main drawbacks of the Serenity are the heaviness of the mattress and layers, lack of handles, and no option to return the mattress if it doesn’t work for you.

Savvy Rest only allows returns and refunds if there’s a manufacturing defect. The company says this is to avoid them needing to use chemicals to sanitize mattresses for resale. While their avoidance of chemicals is laudable, other mattress companies donate or recycle returns, so it’s a shame Savvy Rest doesn’t offer the same policy.

If you’d rather not have wool in your mattress, you’re out of luck with Savvy Rest. Vegans and anyone with a wool allergy will want to check out Naturepedic’s all-latex EOS Trilux model or the PlushBeds Natural Bliss.

Packaging and shipping

Expect your Serenity mattress to arrive in at least three boxes, depending on size. Each layer is color coordinated and labeled for ease of assembly. Savvy Rest also offers white glove delivery and mattress set-up, which we recommend if you have the budget and are an older adult, have mobility issues, or see yourself struggling to lift and position heavy slabs of latex.

Savvy Rest’s Serenity comes with a 90-day layer exchange period, where you can switch layers for free. That said, you will need to pay an upgrade fee if you switch a Dunlop layer for Talalay, and you’ll also pay shipping both ways (to send layers back and to receive the new layers). Shipping costs are also higher for larger sizes.

Savvy Rest Serenity vs. the competition

If you’re looking for a combination of quality, cost, customization, reputation, CSR, and eco-friendly credentials in an all-latex mattress, Savvy Rest’s Serenity is a great choice. Savvy Rest’s Serenity is also available as a custom shape or size mattress, which is rare.

That said, Obasan and OMI offer all-latex mattresses with more customization options overall. You can tailor both sides, sections, and layers of these mattresses and switch layers out later as needed.

Savvy Rest’s Serenity and PlushBeds’ Botanical Bliss are very similar latex mattresses, though PlushBeds is more affordable. If you’re under 160 lb. or buying a mattress for a child, however, check out the more affordable Savvy Rest Tranquility mattress which only has two latex layers.

Savvy Rest Serenity FAQ

How much does the Savvy Rest Serenity Mattress cost?

Serenity ranges in price from $1,799 to $3,999. A Queen size costs from $2,699, with Talalay builds costing more. You can buy the Serenity in sizes Twin, Twin Xl, Full, Queen, King, and Cali King as standard. You can also order a custom size or shape mattress from Savvy Rest!

Does Savvy Rest offer a warranty on its mattresses?

Yes, every Savvy Rest Serenity mattress comes with a 20 year warranty. Warranties may differ for other Savvy Rest products, however.

What is the Savvy Rest return policy?

Savvy Rest doesn’t allow returns unless there’s a manufacturing defect. This is because the company would want to sanitize returns for resale, and it’s not willing to do that because of its chemicals policy. While laudable, this avoidance of chemicals needn’t mean no returns or refunds. Plenty of other, much smaller, mattress companies do allow returns; they just donate usable products to charity rather than reselling mattresses.

Happily, there’s a bit of wiggle-room for the Serenity. Savvy Rest does offer a 90-day Latex Exchange program, meaning you can switch a layer to reconfigure the mattress. You have to pay an upgrade fee for Talalay latex though and pay shipping both ways.

What’s the difference between the Serenity and the Savvy Rest Unity Pillowtop?

Savvy Rest’sUnity Pillowtop (View Price on Savvy Rest) has four layers, three of which are the same as in the Serenity mattress. The top layer is the Harmony latex topper, which is also customizable, allowing you to choose between three densities of Talalay or Dunlop.

The latex topper provides extra pressure relief for side-sleepers and makes the mattress 13-inches deep. The pillowtop has its own separate organic cotton encasem*nt, which means you can add or remove it as needed.

What’s the difference between the Serenity and the Serenity Spring and Earthspring?

Savvy Rest also offers innerspring mattresses, including the SerenitySpring (View Price on Savvy Rest)and theEarthspring™ mattress (View on Savvy Rest). Both are also Greenguard GOLD certified.

The SerenitySpring is customizable, both for the top layer of latex and the underlying coil unit. This makes it one of the best choices for a hybrid latex mattress. See our full review here.

The Earthspring is a lower-cost 9-inch innerspring mattress made without chemical flame retardants and ideal for children or small adults. It is only available up to Queen size and has a Bonnell design innerspring unit (where the coils are interlinked). This kind of coil unit creates more motion transfer, meaning its best for solo sleepers. The Earthspring mattress also isn’t customizable and is fully assembled before delivery.

What’s the difference between the Tranquility and the Serenity from Savvy Rest?

The Tranquility mattresshas two 3-inch layers of either Talalay or Dunlop latex customizable to your needs (View Price on Savvy Rest). As a shallower mattress, the Tranquility is a good fit or children, bunk beds, and and petite adults under 160 lb. who like a firmer mattress. For heavier adults, the Tranquility is very likely to bottom out, which is where you can feel the bed base or slats through the mattress due to sinkage.


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Savvy Rest Serenity Organic Latex Mattress Review (2024)


How long does a Savvy rest mattress last? ›

Don't worry–your natural latex mattress isn't going to start crumbling before your eyes after only a few years of use. Natural latex mattresses are meant to last 10-20 years, which is much longer than your typical mattress-in-a-box.

How long will an organic latex mattress last? ›

A latex mattress can last up to 15 or even 20 years without losing its support. The lifespan of a latex mattress makes it a highly popular choice for those looking to get a new mattress that will last longer.

Why is my latex mattress uncomfortable? ›

It's common to experience some level of discomfort, such as mild stiffness upon waking, as your body adjusts to the new levels of support and firmness that a latex mattress provides. You may also observe changes in how the mattress responds to your body's pressure points.

Do latex mattresses get harder over time? ›

Latex mattresses do not sag at first. In fact, they are one of the most durable types of mattresses. However, over time and with repeated use, like sleeping in the same position for years, will lead to your latex mattress to break down and technically sag.

Do natural latex mattresses sag? ›

Well, latex mattresses are made from an all-natural material and will typically last longer than traditional ones. However, they can still sag over time if they are not adequately cared for and their construction is not high quality.

What causes latex to break down? ›

Manufacturers and compounders can add treatment chemicals to protect latex rubber from corrosion due to heat, sunlight, and oxygen. It is also best not to use latex rubber alongside petroleum products and solvents. Excess exposure to these materials can cause the latex material to break down.

Should I flip a latex mattress? ›

Essentially, it isn't necessary to flip natural latex mattresses because these mattresses, although they conform to the shape of your body, they are extremely resilient, and bounce back once pressure is released from them. This means they do not break down nearly as quickly as other mattresses on the market.

Is organic latex worth it? ›

You can be satisfied that the comfort, performance and durability is the same whether you select a natural or an organic latex mattress. If eco-conscious values are important to you, or if you want to avoid even trace amounts of pesticides, then you should strongly consider an organic mattress.

Is it good to sleep on latex mattress? ›

' Latex is made to bear your weight and mold to the shape of your body, easing pain and relieving pressure. Soft yet supportive, I'd recommend a latex mattress for all sorts of sleep positions. According to Byron, latex beds are also 'resilient and breathable, which makes for a cool and comfortable night's sleep.

Are latex mattresses bad for your back? ›

If acute or chronic back pain keeps you awake at night, consider a latex mattress. One of the many benefits of latex mattresses is that latex has the body-cradling properties of memory foam, but it also provides cushioned support and it does so naturally and without harmful chemicals.

How can I make my latex mattress more comfortable? ›

To change the firmness of a latex mattress to your comfort level, consider using mattress toppers. They are typically 2 to 4 inches thick and positioned on top of the mattress to change the feel of the surface.

Do latex mattresses need to be rotated? ›

Unlike other mattress types, like memory foam mattresses, latex mattresses are highly durable. This generally means you do not need to rotate a latex mattress.

What are the disadvantages of a latex mattress? ›

Latex has few downsides when used for mattresses. These include cost, weight, and a slight rubbery smell at first.

Is 100% latex mattress good? ›

Latex mattresses are naturally resistant to mould and dust mites, so they simply do not contain these allergens. Therefore, those who suffer from year-round allergies may find relief with a latex mattress.

Is latex mattress worth the price? ›

However, this is a case where the extra cost represents extra value. A latex mattress is more durable, and part of the cost increase is offset by the reduced frequency of replacing old mattresses. Another factor is the vastly improved performance that a latex mattress offers.

What is the life expectancy of a mattress? ›

The average lifespan of a mattress is seven to 10 years, but this depends on numerous factors. The quality of a mattress, how well it's been cared for, the number of sleepers and bodyweight, plus the type of mattress all influence how long or short the lifespan is.

How often should you replace a Beautyrest mattress? ›

Generally, Beautyrest mattresses will last anywhere from seven to ten years. However, you'll need to follow the care instructions to ensure that your mattress lasts as long as possible.

What is the lifespan of a crib mattress? ›

What classifies a mattress as “old” is different for crib mattresses than for adult mattresses. Generally, a regular mattress may need to be updated after about 10 years. However, a crib mattress is typically past its point of good use after five years.

How do you know if your mattress is worn out? ›

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