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Does a P1.5 Million Mattress Really Give You a Better Night's Sleep?

We put "the world's most luxurious bed" to the test.
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As someone who considers herself a bit of a mattress snob—the kind of person who’s considered importing a pillow-top from a luxury lodge in Sri Lanka because of a memorable snooze—I was particularly enthused when I received an invitation for an overnight stay at The Peninsula Hotel to experience “the world's most luxurious bed” (the publicist’s words, not mine).


Each piece of a Savoir mattress is custom-made by a single artisan, then numbered, and signed.

Made by the UK-based brand Savoir, these babies are the Rolls-Royce(s) of the REM world—and they’re priced accordingly. Savoir's most popular mattress, the "#2," goes for between $25,000 and $30,000; the "#1" starts at $67,000 and up. But when you consider that the beds are filled with materials such as cashmere combed from the neck of Mongolian goats (not a joke) perhaps $50K doesn't seem all that bad? 

Savoir Beds date back to 1905 (they were originally created for the Savoy Hotel in London) and boast a celebrity fanclub that spans generations—the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Oprah, and Madonna.


Surely, if a mattress made of Mongolian goat fur was good enough for O and Ol’ Blue Eyes, it would be good enough for me.

In a strange coincidence, that same week, a representative from Casper—the hip, affordable bed-in-a-box brand—contacted me about their super secretive upcoming launch: a high-end bed called the “Wave,” which they described as "a breakthrough in mattress design" and "the first mattress that responds to body geometry." At $1,850 for a Queen, the Wave retails at 1/16th the price of Savoir’s #2.


Casper spent three years on R&D in order to create the wave.

My curiosity was officially piqued. Would the #2 really feel $28,000 better than Casper's? As soon as I had the Wave in my possession and my room booked at the Peninsula, I prepared to put the beds head-to-head.

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Below are the unedited notes I took on my phone before, during, and after my slumber.

CASPER WAVE

  • This feels like lying on a giant marshmallow
  • Firm yet also very soft. Is that a thing?
  • Casper says bed has extra support around shoulder & hips for “optimal spine alignment.”
  • Spine feels normal. Maybe that’s the point?
  • Placed mug full of coffee on mattress as impromptu “test.” It did not spill.
  • Fell asleep wishing for old mattress. Woke up. Forgot old mattress existed.

SAVOIR #2

  • Feels like sleeping on an expensive cloud
  • Need to find word that describes “lumpy but in a good way”
  • Husband thinks we’re doing an Amazon-style review. His feedback: “stress relieving, A++, five stars, try staying awake for five minutes!”
  • Is that Mongolian goat fur I feel under my butt?
  • Body sinking nicely into little pockets
  • Why do I suddenly feel so rich


FINAL VERDICT:

I’ll be completely honest—what I hadn’t considered before my unscientific assessment is that the mattresses really fall into two separate categories. The Wave is a foam mattress; the #2 is made with pocket springs and filled with things like cotton, wool, “loose horse tail,” and, of course, Mongolian goat fur. Thus, they feel totally different.

I will say this: if you have the means, owning a Savoir bed is the ultimate bedtime indulgence. For the other 99 percent—or anyone looking for affordable luxury—the Wave is a no-brainer.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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