loom & leaf vs modern foam mattresses

Loom & Leaf vs. Modern Foam: 3 Key Differences

/ November 4, 2021

Memory foam is one of the most-loved mattress materials—and for good reason.

It contours to your body and hugs your pressure points for joint pain relief, making it an excellent option for anyone with back pain. Plus, most memory foam mattresses on the market today contain cooling technology to ensure a cool, comfortable night's sleep.  

Saatva has two memory foam mattresses in its product lineup: our award-winning Loom & Leaf and the latest addition to our lineup, Modern Foam. Both mattresses are made with high-quality materials that could never be stuffed into a box. They also both come with Saatva's signature 365-night home trial, lifetime warranty, and 24/7 customer support. 

While these two mattresses share some similarities, they have a few key differences you should know about before deciding which one is right for you.


Loom & Leaf

Modern Foam

Mattress type

Memory foam

Memory foam





-Luxuriously body-hugging

-Plush yet supportive



Firmness options

-Relaxed Firm (offers optimal support for all sleep positions)

-Firm (ideal for stomach sleepers or those who prefer a firmer feel)

Medium-firm (offers optimal support for most sleep positions)

Lumbar support

Denser foam infused with higher concentration of cooling gel in center third of mattress

Patented lumbar zone quilting and natural latex layer

Who it's best for

-All sleep positions

-Sleepers who love that luxurious, deep body-hugging feel

-Back and side sleepers

-Sleepers who move around a lot

-Those who want to sleep cool


15 years

12 years

Price (queen)



1. How the mattress feels

Memory foam mattresses typically contain multiple layers of different types of foam. A mattress made of memory foam alone would be so soft, you'd sink right into it. 

Most memory foam mattresses start out with a base layer of polyfoam, which provides support and durability. This base layer is topped with a memory foam comfort layer (or multiple foam comfort layers) in the upper part of the mattress. These comfort layers are what give the mattress its distinctive feel.

Our two memory foam mattresses have very different comfort layers, so they don't feel the same.

Our Loom & Leaf memory foam mattress has the deep, body-hugging feel you'd expect from a traditional memory foam mattress and is plush yet supportive. If you love the cradling feel of memory foam and need relief from back or joint pain, Loom & Leaf could be a good choice for you. 

That feel comes from the 2.5-inch layer of high-density 5-lb. memory foam and the 2-inch layer of 4-lb. cooling gel-infused memory foam in the upper part of the mattress. The gel-infused memory foam also ensures a cool night’s sleep. 

Our modern foam mattress, on the other hand, feels body-contouring yet responsive. That means you won't sink as far down as you would on a traditional memory foam mattress. 

This mattress has a 2-inch layer of high-airflow convoluted (egg-crate) foam and a 1-inch layer of cooling gel-infused memory foam. These layers work together to create our dual-phase cooling system and offer that body-contouring feel. 

A  half-inch layer of natural, buoyant latex, meanwhile, responds to your body's movements to eliminate that "locked-in" feeling that sometimes comes from memory foam mattresses. 

2. Comfort levels

Saatva uses a scale of 1-10 (with 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest) to describe how firm each of our comfort levels feels. 

Loom & Leaf comes in two comfort levels: Relaxed Firm and Firm. Relaxed Firm (a 5-7 on our comfort scale) is our most popular comfort level as it suits all sleep positions, from side to back to stomach.

Firm (an 8 on our comfort scale), is ideal for stomach sleepers who need added spinal support or anyone who likes the feel of a firm mattress. 

Modern Foam has a medium-firm comfort level (a 5-7 on our comfort scale). This firmness level is ideal for couples with different firmness preferences as well as side, back, and combination sleepers. 

3. Price

Mattresses made with high-density 5-lb. memory foam (the most premium memory foam you can find) are more expensive than other memory foam mattresses. That's why Loom & Leaf comes with a higher price tag than Modern Foam.

Here's the breakdown of our pricing for comparison:

Loom & Leaf: $2,099 (queen)

Modern Foam: $1,495 (queen)

How does Loom & Leaf stack up against the competition? Find out:

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Gricelda Torres

Gricelda Torres is a content marketing and communications intern at Saatva. She was born and raised in Houston and is a first-generation student at the University of Texas at Austin studying rhetoric and writing. When she's not working or studying, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, and traveling.

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