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unbiased Zinus Mattress Review, Ratings & Comparisons (Spa Sensations, Slumber 1, Best Price, Night Therapy) [why trust]

Based on 2,265 Actual Consumer Experiences

January 21, 2018

What You Need To Know

THE GOOD: Ultra-low price • very high value potential (foam models especially) • model variety.

THE BAD: Spring models too firm for some • below-average longevity for spring models • support fair at best for couples and large people.

THE MATTRESSES: Zinus sells China-made foam and spring mattresses. They ship compressed / sealed, expanding when opened.

THE COMPETITION: Main competition is likely Signature Sleep. Learn how Zinus compares to competing brands in the mattress price comparison, the memory foam mattress reviews, the spring mattress reviews and the side-by-side mattress comparison.

THE RETAILERS: Several online retailers. (See buying a bed online: what to know.)

Contents

Zinus Mattress Ratings – Overall
Zinus Foam Model Ratings, Prices, Specs
Zinus Spring Model Ratings, Prices, Specs
Person Size and Sleep Position Suitability
Zinus Company Ratings
Zinus Retailer Comparison
Zinus vs Signature Sleep

Zinus Mattress Ratings

The ratings – based on 2,200+ consumer reviews gathered using an unbiased, accurate methodology – show how Zinus mattresses rate in comparison to the average mattress.

FOAM Models SPRING Models  
Owner satisfaction for everyday adult use B- D Zinus foam mattresses have 78% owner satisfaction when used regularly by one or two adults. Spring mattresses have 63% owner satisfaction when used in this manner. (The average mattress has 73% satisfaction.)
Owner satisfaction for limited adult use or everyday child use B C Zinus mattresses are used in 30-45% of cases for limited adult use (e.g., guest use) or everyday child use. When used like this, foam models have 90% owner satisfaction and spring models 88% owner satisfaction. (The average mattress when used like this has 88% satisfaction.)
Affordable A A The average Zinus mattress costs about $240 – well below the cost of the average mattress (about $1520).
Durability / longevity C D About 25% of spring model owners (1 in 4) report sagging / loss of support with three years of ownership compared to about 15% of foam model owners (1 in 7). As a result, spring models are perhaps best suited for child use or temporary, occasional adult use.
Support C C Neither a clear strength nor clear weakness of either type. They may lack strength to properly support a large person (230+ lbs) or couple especially over the long term.
Minimizes pressure points B- C- Foam more so than springs conforms to the contours of a person's body resulting in above-average pressure point relief. Excessive firmness and pressure, however, cause pain for 12% of owners, especially side sleepers.
Less (back) pain C C+ Foam models may cause (back) pain mainly due to softening support. Spring models may cause pain mainly due to sagging. (See mattress pain for general analysis.)
Easy to move on c B With age and wear, the sleeper (especially if heavy) may sink far into the mattress which can make moving on the bed and getting up off of it somewhat difficult.
Motion isolation B+ B- Foam especially keeps motion local so as to not disturb another person. (General analysis: motion isolation.)
Edge support D+ d+ Support may be inadequate for lying or sitting near the edge of the bed, especially for heavier people.
No initial odor / off gassing D+ B- Zinus foam models are 2 to 3 times more likely to off gas than spring models. About 12% of foam model owners (1 in 8) report a significant problem. (See memory foam off gassing for general analysis.)
No sleeping hot C- B 11% of foam model owners (1 in 9) report at least some heat retention. Select foam models have gel-infused foam which sleeps somewhat cooler longer than regular foam especially if at least two inches of the material is present.
Good for sex c+ B- Foam provides pressure relief but little if any bounce; vice versa for spring models. (See mattresses and sex for general analysis.)
Heavy person friendly C- D+ Neither seems to perform strongly in this area due to lack of support and or lack of thickness. And people 230+ lbs should likely avoid models less than 10" thick. More.
Light person friendly B- D+ People under 130 lbs may find the beds too firm (unless a topper is added), especially spring models. More.
No noise b+ C- Foam models are almost entirely silent, while about 6% of spring model owners (1 in 17) report noise.
No topper needed C+ D+ About 15% of spring models owners (1 in 7) need to buy a topper to improve comfort vs no more than 8% of foam model owners (1 in 13). The thicker the model, the less likely a topper will be needed.
Fast break in B- C+ Average break-in time is no longer than two weeks.
Easy to maintain C C- The mattresses are no flip. Head to foot rotation is likely needed two to three times annually to minimize wear.
Easy to lift, move, handle B- C+ The mattresses weigh 30-135 lbs depending on model and size. Spring models tend to weigh at least 10% more than foam models of equal thickness. But foam models are more wobbly when moving. Handles / grips are not present.

Zinus FOAM Mattress Model Ratings, Prices, Specs

The models below are sold under different brand names by different retailers as indicated. See the Zinus retailer comparison. Prices are for a mattress only; models with a frame or folding foundation will add $70-$250.

  Owner Satisfaction Avg Price Retailer
(Brand Name)
Firmness* Comfort/ Support Layer
(density)**
Base Layer
6" Memory Foam 70% for everyday adult use

88% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$105 tw

$121 full

$130 qn

$148 kg
Amazon
(Best Price

Zinus)

Walmart.com
(Spa Sensations)
med-firm 1-1.5" memory foam (3 lb/ft)

0-2" support foam
3-4.5" base foam (1.8 lbs/ft)
8" Memory Foam 77% for everyday adult use

89% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$125 tw

$170 full

$187 qn

$226 kg
Amazon
(Best Price

Zinus)

Walmart.com
(Spa Sensations)

Samsclub.com
(Night Therapy)
med-firm 2" memory foam (3 lb/ft)

2" support foam
4" base foam (1.8 lbs/ft)
10" Memory Foam 78% for everyday adult use

90% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$159 tw

$194 full

$238 qn

$292 kg
Amazon
(Best Price

Zinus)

Walmart com
(Spa Sensations)

Samsclub.com
(Night Therapy)
med to med-firm 2.5-3" memory foam (3 lb/ft)

2-3" support foam
4-5.5" base foam (1.8 lbs/ft)
12" Memory Foam 79% for everyday adult use

91% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$191 tw

$241 full

$288 qn

$295 kg
Amazon
(Best Price

Zinus)

Walmart com
(Spa Sensations)
med 2-3" memory foam (3 lb/ft)

2-3" regular support foam
5-7" base foam (1.8 lbs/ft)
Gel Memory Foam (8", 10", 12", 13") 77% for everyday adult use

90% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$160- $290 tw

$150- $362 full

$230- $505 qn

$235- $452 kg
Walmart.com
(Spa Sensations)

Samsclub.com
(Night Therapy)
med to med-firm 1-3" gel memory foam (3 lb/ft)

1-1.5" memory foam (3 lb/ft)

2-3" regular foam
4-6" base foam (1.8 lbs/ft)

* The firmness indicates what tends to be true for owners; your personal evaluation may differ. The most common phrase describing Zinus foam mattress firmness by owners is "soft but firm" – meaning that the mattress has a soft comfort layer and firm support.
** See memory foam density comparison to learn about characteristics of 3 lb/ft density.

Zinus SPRING Mattress Model Ratings, Prices, Specs

The models below are sold under different brand names by different retailers as indicated. See the Zinus retailer comparison. Prices are for a mattress only; models with a frame or folding foundation will add $70-$250.

  Owner Satisfaction Avg Price Retailer
(Brand Name)
Firmness* Comfort Layer Springs
6" Youth 55% for everyday adult use

87% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$98 tw

$123 full
Walmart .com
(Slumber 1)
firm .5" foam 5" pocket coils
8" Spring 62% for everyday adult use

88% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$98 tw

$154 full

$152 qn

$197 kg

Amazon
(Zinus)

Walmart.com
(Slumber 1)

Samsclub.com
(Night Therapy)
firm 1" foam 7.5" pocket coils
10" Spring 63% for everyday adult use

89% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$133 tw

$173 full

$232 qn

$273 kg
Amazon
(Zinus)

Walmart.com
(Slumber 1)

Samsclub.com
(Night Therapy)
firm 2.5" foam
7.5" pocket coils
12" Spring 64% for everyday adult use

89% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$255 tw

$257 full

$334 qn

$323 kg
Amazon
(Zinus)

Samsclub.com
(Night Therapy)
med-firm 3.5" foam
7.5" pocket coils
13" Spring 63% for everyday adult use

90% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$257 full

$318 qn

$354 kg
Amazon
(Zinus)

Samsclub.com
(Night Therapy)
med 4.5" foam 7.5" pocket coils
14" hybrid 64% for everyday adult use

89% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$378 qn

$458 kg
Amazon med-firm 1.25" foam

2" gel memory foam

2.5" latex
7.5" pocket coils

* The firmness description indicates what tends to be true for owners; your personal evaluation may differ.

Person Size and Sleep Position Suitability

The table below evaluates Zinus models for person size and sleep position. It shows what tends to be true for owners; your personal evaluation may differ. See the mattress firmness guide for details based on your body type. And people of below- and above-average weight, see the mattress guide for large and small people.

  Average-Sized People
(130-230 lbs)
Large People
(230+ lbs)
Small People
(under 130 lbs)*
6" Memory Foam Back Sleep Friendly B- D+ B
Side Sleep Friendly C- D C-
Stomach Sleep Friendly B- D+ B-
8" Memory Foam Back Sleep Friendly B C+ B
Side Sleep Friendly C+ C- C-
Stomach Sleep Friendly B- C B-
10" Memory Foam Back Sleep Friendly B C+ B
Side Sleep Friendly B C C
Stomach Sleep Friendly B- C B
12" Memory Foam Back Sleep Friendly B C+ B
Side Sleep Friendly B C C+
Stomach Sleep Friendly B- C- B
6" Spring Back Sleep Friendly C D+ C-
Side Sleep Friendly d+ D D
Stomach Sleep Friendly C- D+ C
8" Spring Back Sleep Friendly C C C-
Side Sleep Friendly d+ C- D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly C- C- C
10" Spring Back Sleep Friendly C+ C+ C-
Side Sleep Friendly C- C D+
Stomach Sleep Friendly C C C+
12" Spring Back Sleep Friendly B- C+ C+
Side Sleep Friendly C+ C C-
Stomach Sleep Friendly C+ C C+
13" Spring Back Sleep Friendly B C+ B
Side Sleep Friendly B C B-
Stomach Sleep Friendly B- C B
14" Hybrid Back Sleep Friendly B C+ B
Side Sleep Friendly B C+ B-
Stomach Sleep Friendly B- C+ B-

* A topper can often improve comfort for smaller people.

Zinus Company Ratings

The ratings below – based on consumer experiences and the evaluation of Sleep Like The Dead – show how Zinus Inc. compares to the average mattress manufacturer.

Warranty coverage C 10-year coverage in most cases. This is average in general and at least as good as that of other value-priced mattresses. The steel frame / foundation that comes with some models has a 5-year warranty. (See mattress warranties: what you should know.)
Customer service C- Available owner data suggest Zinus customer service is about average.
Marketing accuracy B+ Claims made by Zinus about their mattresses are essentially factual with only moderate hyperbole.
Specs disclosed B- Disclosing mattress specifications allows consumers to know what they are paying for and helps them comparison shop.
Time in business A- Zinus began in 1987 according to the Better Business Bureau.
BBB rating A Zinus, Inc. has an A rating with the Better Business Bureau.
SLTD rating of company B- SLTD (Sleep Like The Dead) company rating of "B-" for Zinus Inc. is determined by averaging the above company ratings.

Zinus Retailer Comparison

The same or very similar Zinus mattresses are sold at various retailers often under different brand names.

  Amazon Wal-Mart / walmart.com Sam's Club / sams club.com
Mattress Price* $ $$ $$$
Models offered most most most
Return Policy 30 days 90 days 90+ days
Return Method shipped return to store return to store
Zinus Brand(s) Sold Best Price Mattress
(foam models)

Zinus
(foam and spring models)
Spa Sensations
(foam and spring models)

Slumber 1
(spring models)
Night Therapy
(foam and spring models)

* True as of this writing for most but not necessarily all models / sizes. Prices at Amazon fluctuate regularly.

Zinus vs Signature Sleep

Zinus's main competition is likely Signature Sleep. While the two brands are similar, they differ in the ways indicated below.

  ZINUS SIGNATURE SLEEP
Reversible no yes for 8" coil model
warranty 10 years 10-15 year
Firmness foam models: med to med-firm

spring models: firm
foam models: med-firm to firm

spring models: med to med-firm
% of owners adding topper to improve comfort foam models: 7%

spring models: 15%
foam models: 9%

spring models: 7%
BBB rating A no rating
SLTD Rating of Company B- C+


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About our unbiased Zinus mattress review and research

Ratings are based on 2,200+ consumer reviews for the various Zinus brands including Spa Sensations, Night Therapy, Slumber 1 and more. Learn more about our research methodology and why you can trust our mattress reviews.

Remember

– Zinus mattresses are available in limited firmness variety, mostly medium to firm.

As many as 30% of spring model owners report sagging / loss of support with three years of ownership compared to about 15% of foam model owners.

– Each mattress comes compressed and vacuum sealed for cost savings and convenience. About 4% of owners report that their mattress fails to fully decompress or evenly expand.

– Essentially the same Zinus mattress models are sold under different brand names by different retailers.

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