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unbiased Zinus Mattress Reviews, Ratings & Comparisons (Spa Sensations, Night Therapy, Slumber 1, Sleep Master, Best Price)

Based on 3,920 Actual Consumer Experiences

January 26, 2016

What You Need To Know

THE GOOD: Ultra-low price • strong value potential • model variety.

THE BAD: Firmness options limited • too firm for some side sleepers • below-average durability / longevity for spring models • support fair at best for couples and large people.

THE MATTRESSES: Zinus Inc. (Sleep Revolution) sells China-made foam and spring mattresses. The beds come compressed / vacuum sealed, expanding when opened.

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

THE RETAILERS: The same (or very similar) Zinus mattress models are sold under different brand names by different retailers. (See retailer comparison.) Wal-Mart / walmart.com sells Spa Sensations and Slumber 1 brand; Sam's Club / samsclub.com sells Night Therapy brand; and Amazon sells Best Price Mattress and Sleep Master brand. (See buying a mattress online: what you should know.)

Zinus Mattress Ratings

The ratings below are based on 3,900+ consumer reviews of the various Zinus mattresses. The data was gathered using an unbiased, accurate methodology.

Zinus FOAM mattresses consist of 1-3" of low-density memory foam over support / base foam. Brands include Spa Sensations, Night Therapy, Sleep Master, Best Price Mattress.
Zinus SPRING mattresses consist of 1-5" of regular foam and fiber over pocket coils. Brands include Slumber 1, Sleep Master, Spa Sensations, Night Therapy.

FOAM Models SPRING Models  
Owner satisfaction for everyday adult use C+ D Zinus foam mattresses have 76% owner satisfaction when used regularly by one to two adults. Spring mattresses have 62% owner satisfaction when used in this manner.
Owner satisfaction for limited adult use or everyday child use A- B+ Zinus mattresses are used in 30-45% of cases for limited adult use (e.g., guest use) or everyday child use. When used in these ways, the foam mattresses overall have 91% owner satisfaction, and the spring mattresses overall have 88% owner satisfaction.
Durability / longevity C D 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. As a result, spring models are perhaps best suited for child use or temporary, occasional adult use.
Price A A $105-$600 depending on model and size (not including optional frame / foundation which adds $70- $250).
Value A A- Owners praise Zinus mattresses for their value more than any other attribute.
General support C C Neither a clear strength nor clear weakness of either type.
Less (back) pain C B- Foam models may cause (back) pain mainly due to softening support. Spring models may cause it mainly due to sagging. (See mattress pain for general analysis.)
Conforming ability 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.
Easy to move on c B As the beds wear, the sleeper (especially heavier ones) may sink far into the mattress which can make moving on the bed and getting up off of it somewhat difficult.
Edge support D+ d Support may be inadequate for lying or sitting near the edge of the bed, especially for heavier people.
Firmness options D D+ The various models have fairly similar firmness – medium to firm say most owners. Excessive firmness is a significant owner complaint especially for spring models. (A topper can be used to soften the mattress.) Less than 20% describe their mattress as soft.
Back sleep friendly b+ B+ The beds with their medium-to-firm firmness tend to be suitable for most back sleepers.
Side sleep friendly c+ C+ About 35% of side sleepers report excessive firmness.
Stomach sleep friendly B- B- The beds may be too firm for about 20% of stomach / front sleepers.
Motion isolation B+ B- Foam models especially keep motion localized to a significant degree resulting in couple friendliness.
Couple friendly C+ C- They may lack strength to properly support two people especially over the long term.
No initial odor / off gassing D+ B- Zinus foam models are 2 to 3 times more likely to off gas than spring models. About 8% of foam model owners report a significant problem. (See memory foam off gassing for general analysis.)
No sleeping hot C B Foam models are more likely to retain heat than spring models. Some foam models have gel-infused foam which sleeps about 20% cooler longer than regular foam especially if at least two inches of the material is present.
Large person friendly D+ D Neither type seems to perform strongly in this area. Large people (250+ lbs) should avoid models less than 10" thick.
Good for sex c+ B See mattresses and sex for analysis.
No noise b+ C- Foam models are almost entirely silent, while about 6% of spring model owners report noise coming from the coils.
Easy to maintain C C- The mattresses are "no flip." Head to foot rotation is needed two to three times a year to minimize wear.
Easy to lift, move, handle B- C+ The mattresses weigh 30-135 lbs depending on model and size. Spring models overall tend to weigh at least 10% more than foam models of equal thickness. But foam models are more "wobbly" when moving.

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- Foam models have 5- to 15-year coverage, while spring models have 5- to 10-year coverage. This is similar to that of other value-priced beds. The steel frame / foundation that comes with some models has a 5-year warranty. (See mattress warranties: what you should know.)
Return policy C Most Zinus mattress retailers offer at least a 30-day return window. Return fees are possible.
Customer service C Limited available owner data suggest Zinus customer service is about average.
Marketing accuracy B+ Claims made by Zinus about their mattresses are essentially factual with limited hyperbole.
Specs disclosed B- Disclosing mattress specifications allows consumers to know what they are paying for and helps them comparison shop. Spec disclosure can vary by Zinus brand. Sleep Master tends to provide the most info.
Time in business B Zinus began in 1987 according to the BBB.
BBB rating A+ Zinus, Inc. has an A+ rating with the BBB. There have been 17 complaints filed against the company in the past three years. This number is about average for a mattress company of its size.
SLTD rating B- SLTD (Sleep Like The Dead) company rating of "B-" for Zinus Inc. is determined by averaging the above company ratings.

Zinus FOAM Mattress Models, Prices, Suitability, Specifications

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

  Owner Satisfaction Avg Price Retailer
(Brand Name)
Best Suited For Firm-
ness*
Sleep Position Rating** Comfort/ Support Layer
(density) ***
Base Layer
6" Memory Foam 70% for everyday adult use

91% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$104 tw

$138 full

$153 qn

$180 kg
Amazon
(Best Price

Sleep Master)

Walmart .com
(Spa Sen- sations)
person under 150 lbs med- firm back: good

side: good to fair

front: good to fair
1-1.5" memory foam (3 lb/ft)

0-2" support foam
3-4.5" base foam
8" Memory Foam 76% for everyday adult use

91% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$140 tw

$170 full

$200 qn

$265 kg
Amazon
(Best Price

Sleep Master)

Walmart .com
(Spa Sen- sations)

Samsclub .com
(Night Therapy)
person under 200 lbs med- firm back: good

side: good to fair

front: good
2" memory foam (3 lb/ft)

2" support foam
4" base foam
10" Memory Foam 77% for everyday adult use

91% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$183 tw

$235 full

$270 qn

$340 kg
Amazon
(Best Price

Sleep Master)

Samsclub .com
(Night Therapy)
person under 230 lbs med- firm back: good

side: good to fair

front: good to fair
3" memory foam (3 lb/ft)

2" support foam
5" base foam
12" Memory Foam 78% for everyday adult use

91% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$200 tw

$277 full

$360 qn

$470 kg
Amazon
(Best Price

Sleep Master)

Walmart .com
(Spa Sen- sations)

Samsclub .com
(Night Therapy)
person under 260 lbs med back: good

side: good to fair

front: good
0-1" regular foam

2-3" memory foam (3 lb/ft)

2-3" regular support foam
5-6" base foam
Gel Memory Foam (8", 9", 10", 12", 13") 77% for everyday adult use

91% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$207- $350 tw

$240- $490 full

$270- $585 qn

$300- $600 kg
Amazon
(Sleep Master)

Walmart .com
(Spa Sen- sations)

Samsclub .com
(Night Therapy)
person 200-270 lbs med to med- firm back: good

side: good to fair

front: good
1-3" gel memory foam (3 lb/ft)

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

2-3" regular foam
4-6" base foam
14" Pressure Relief 79% for everyday adult use

91% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$450 qn

$530 kg
Samsclub .com
(Night Therapy)
person under 270 lbs med back: good

side: good to fair

front: good
2.5" memory foam (3 lb/ft)

3.75" regular foam
6.75" base foam

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

Zinus SPRING Mattress Models, Prices, Suitability, Specifications

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

  Owner Satisfaction Avg Price Retailer
(Brand Name)
Best Suited For Firm-
ness*
Sleep Position Rating** Comfort Layer Springs
6" Youth 60% for everyday adult use

90% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$140 tw

$170 full
Walmart .com
(Slumber 1)
person under 150 lbs firm back: good

side: fair

front: good to fair
1" regular foam 5" pocket coils
8" Spring 62% for everyday adult use

88% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$130 tw

$170 full

$190 qn

$260 kg

Amazon
(Sleep Master)

Walmart .com
(Slumber 1)

Samsclub .com
(Night Therapy)
person under 200 lbs firm back: good

side: fair

front: good to fair
1" regular foam 7" pocket coils
10" Spring 63% for everyday adult use

89% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$180 tw

$230 full

$270 qn

$320 kg
Amazon
(Sleep Master)

Walmart .com
(Slumber 1)

Samsclub .com
(Night Therapy)
person under 240 lbs firm back: good

side: fair

front: good to fair
3" regular foam and fiber
7" pocket coils
12" Spring 64% for everyday adult use

90% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$226 tw

$263 full

$300 qn

$360 kg
Amazon
(Sleep Master)

Samsclub .com
(Night Therapy)
person under 260 lbs med- firm back: good

side: good to fair

front: good to fair
4" regular foam
7" pocket coils
13" Spring 63% for everyday adult use

89% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$265 full

$310 qn

$385 kg
Amazon
(Sleep Master)

Samsclub .com
(Night Therapy)
person under 260 lbs med back: good

side: good to fair

front: good
5" regular foam 7" pocket coils
10" Hybrid 63% for everyday adult use

90% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$185 tw

$245 full

$275 qn

$335 kg
Walmart .com
(Spa Sen- sations)
person under 240 lbs med back: good

side: good to fair

front: good
1.5" fiber

1" memory foam

1" regular support foam
7" pocket coils

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

Zinus Retailer Comparison

The same or very similar Zinus mattresses are sold at various retailers often under different brand names. The most prominent retailers are Amazon, Walmart, and Sam's Club. Here's how they compare.

  Amazon Wal-Mart / walmart.com Sam's Club / sams club.com
Zinus Mattress Price* lowest lower low
Return Policy 30 days 90 days 90 days or more
Return Method shipped return to store return to store
Warranty Length 5-10 yrs (Sleep Master)

10-15 yrs (Best Price Mattress)
10 years 10 years
Zinus Brand(s) Sold Best Price Mattress
(foam models)

Sleep Master
(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 many but not necessarily all models. Prices can change at any time.

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 6" and 8" coil models
Price ultra low ultra low
warranty 5-15 years 1 year
Memory Foam density* 3 lbs/ft for all foam models 2 lbs/ft for 6" and 8" foam models
CertiPUR-US Certified** all models "Gold" models only
Firmness foam models med-firm; spring models firm foam models firm; spring models med-firm
Model variety more less
BBB rating A+ no rating
SLTD Rating B- C+

* 3 lbs/ft memory foam is somewhat more contouring and conforming than 2 lbs/ft memory foam.
** The mattress foam has been tested and certified by an independent lab to meet criteria for physical performance and indoor off gassing emissions.

At Amazon: High-Rated Zinus Mattresses

   

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About our unbiased Zinus mattress review and research

Ratings are based on 3,900+ consumer reviews for the various Zinus brands including Spa Sensations, Night Therapy, Slumber 1, Sleep Master and more.

Owner experience data was collected from diverse sources. Learn more about our mattress research methodology and sources.

Sleep Like The Dead receives no compensation of any kind from any company, organization or individual to affect in any way or degree the content of our research and ratings.

Remember

– Zinus mattresses are available in only 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.

At Amazon: High-Rated Zinus Mattresses

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