If you’re looking for an adjustable base with great extra features, you’ve come to the right article.
Here I’m talking about the Saatva Lineal base. I’m going to take a look at its construction, my experience with it, who it’s a good fit for, and who it’s not a good fit for.
As the name suggests the Saatva Lineal base comes from Saatva, a producer of very high quality mattresses.
If you want an adjustable base to go with either your Saatva mattress or any mattress that works with an adjustable base, take a look at the Saatva Lineal base. A lot is going on here, a lot of great extra features.
How does it all work? Let’s find out.
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Setup & Unboxing
Out of the many bases I put together, this is one of the easiest. Basically, you take off the top of the box, take out the Saatva Lineal base. It’s basically already built for you.
Flip it over so you’re looking at the bottom of the base. You’re going to screw on the legs, cut off the zip ties and then flip it back over.
Then you’re going to plug it into the wall and pair with the remote. That’s all you have to do.
Your Saatva Lineal base is ready to go.
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Now let’s take a look at the construction and design of the Saatva Lineal base.
It has a metal frame surrounded by some foam and polyester fabric. On top you’re also going to have a wire frame to keep the mattress from sliding off the edge of the base. And also sticky panels to keep the mattress stuck to the base.
Underneath you’re going to have your motors, making this whole thing work for the head section and also the foot section.
In terms of some additional features, there are also a lighting system underneath and some USB ports to charge your phone.
How It Works
You probably want to know about how it works. So let’s talk about the remote.
Your have the head button for the head section, so pushing that will cause the base to come up. We also have the button for the the foot section. You have your anti-snore setting, so just hitting that button is going to raise the head section just a little bit. Then you can hit flat button to bring it all back down.
You have a great feature called zero gravity. I’ll get into how that feels in a little bit, but when you hit that button, it’s gonna work both the head and the foot sections of the base, brings it all up. We can hit it flat to bring it all back to its base setting.
There’s also a great memory feature with this base. What that means? Let’s say you set the head up a little bit, you like the foot up a little bit and that’s your favorite setting, that’s how you like it.
You can actually hit set and memory and it beeps. Put it back to flat. Let’s say at night you want to get in and get it back to the exact state that you like, hit memory again and it remembers your last setting. Very cool feature.
Lastly we don’t want to forget about the massage feature, one of my favorite parts of this base.
You have your wave function, it’s going to work its wave throughout the entire base. You also can select just the head section or just the foot section. You can feel that through the mattress.
That’s the basic way this base works.
Let’s talk about my experience with the Saatva Lineal base.
I tried it using the Saatva Latex Hybrid mattress. How the base is compatible with this mattress? It works very well when I’m moving this mattress with this adjustable base.
It doesn’t bunch up too much, doesn’t rise too much off the adjustable base, so I think overall a very good match. Also at the base of the adjustable base you do have a wire frame to keep the mattress from sliding off. In addition you have sticky strips on the adjustable base itself.
Now let’s talk about using the different features with this adjustable base.
Starting with the leg section, pushing the leg system up, rises actually pretty far, feels nice to have your legs up. If you want to have that kind of relaxing feel, it definitely works in this respect.
Moving to the head section, I have this all the way up. This is a great match for watching TV or just getting a nice nap in the afternoon.
there’s also an anti-snore function. If you’re snoring during the night or your partner says you’re snoring, hit that button and it raises your head to a good level, so you’re not snoring during the nights.
There’s also a zero gravity function I particularly like this. Hitting this button brings the legs up and the head up and it kind of gives you this weightless feeling. It definitely worked for me, very comfortable. I actually fell right to sleep in this position.
I also want to talk about the massage function of the Saatva Lineal base, one of my favorite parts of the Saatva Lineal.
It has some great different functions. You can make it towards the head of the mattress, towards the foot of the mattress. There’s also a wave function.
I also want to talk about though the noise of the adjustable base. It’s something to think about when you’re buying an adjustable base. Does it have a loud screeching sound or is it more on the quiet side?
Out of the adjustable bases I’ve tried, it is definitely one of the quieter ones. It is not too loud, didn’t have that kind of screeching sound I’ve heard with other types of models.
Last but not least, let’s talk about wall hugging.
Wall hugging is a measure of how far your actual adjustable base comes away from the wall when you’re using it.
With some adjustable bases you move it up and you’re just being pulled away from the wall, so you’re further and further away from a bedside table or other areas of your bedroom.
The Saatva Lineal base has some great wall hugging features. The entire base moves back towards the wall as the head area goes up. So you’re staying in the same area respective to your bedroom.
Let’s talk about the pros and who I think the Saatva Lineal base is a good fit for.
First off is a great option if you want an adjustable base with good extra features. You have a light on the bottom of the base, you have USB ports and most importantly massage features. If you want those extra features take a look at this base.
It’s also a great option for people who snore. It has an anti-snore function, so pushing that button should cut snoring down in a very nice way.
Last but not least, speaking of price, for a queen size only $1399. A very good deal for a nice adjustable base.
Let’s talk about the cons. Who I think this adjustable base might not be the best fit for.
First off, if you’re looking for something with a sleep trial, probably not the best match for you. This comes with no sleep trial, so if it’s not a great fit for you and it’s still working, you cannot return it.
Also speaking of the design overall, if you want something more luxurious with features like working with a split king mattress, you’re not going to get that with this adjustable base.
Here are some additional information about the Saatva Lineal base.
It comes with free shipping and setup and a 25 year warranty. Saatva offers many mattress models, accessories and financing as well.
How long will the Saatva Lineal base last? Taking a look at its construction, its overall design, I think it can last for at least 10 to 15 years.
In the end I think the Saatva Lineal is a great option if you want a base with extra features or you want something more affordable.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.