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

Based on 3,917 Actual Consumer Experiences

June 27, 2016

What You Need To Know

THE GOOD: Ultra-low price • very high 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. sells China-made foam and spring mattresses which come compressed / 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 similar Zinus mattress models are sold under different brand names by different retailers. Walmart.com sells Spa Sensations and Slumber 1 brand; Samsclub.com sells Night Therapy brand; and Amazon.com sells Best Price Mattress and Sleep Master brand. (See buying a mattress online: what to know.)

Zinus Mattress Ratings

Zinus FOAM mattresses consist of 1-3" of memory foam over support / base foam.
Zinus SPRING mattresses consist of .5-5" of foam and fiber over pocket coils.

The ratings – based on 3,900+ 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 C+ D Zinus foam mattresses have 76% owner satisfaction when used regularly by one or two adults. Spring mattresses have 62% owner satisfaction when used in this manner. (The average mattress has 72% 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 91% owner satisfaction and spring models 88% owner satisfaction. (The average mattress when used like this has 88% 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). Spring models tend to be about 10% less than foam models.
Value A B+ Value is a main strength of the mattresses. However, the value of spring models is undermined somewhat by the fact that 10%+ of owners need to buy a topper to improve comfort vs no more than 5% of foam model owners.
General support C C Neither a clear strength nor clear weakness of either type.
Edge support D+ d Support may be inadequate for lying or sitting near the edge of the bed, especially for heavier people.
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.
Firmness options D D+ The various models have mostly similar firmness – medium to firm say most owners. Excessive firmness is a significant owner complaint especially for spring models. 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 B- C 20-35% of side sleepers report excessive firmness.
Stomach sleep friendly B- C The beds may be too firm for about 20% of stomach / front sleepers.
Motion isolation B+ B- Foam models especially keep motion localized so as to not disturb another person. (General analysis: mattress motion isolation.)
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 12% 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 (240+ 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 likely 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 retailer. 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 27 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 Model Ratings, Prices, Specs

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.

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

91% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$102 tw

$135 full

$152 qn

$180 kg
Amazon
(Best Price

Sleep Master)

Walmart .com
(Spa Sen- sations)
person under 160 lbs med- firm back: good to fair

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 (1.5 lbs/ft density)
8" Memory Foam 76% for everyday adult use

91% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$126 tw

$166 full

$191 qn

$245 kg
Amazon
(Best Price

Sleep Master)

Walmart .com
(Spa Sen- sations)

Samsclub .com
(Night Therapy)
person under 220 lbs med- firm back: good

side: good to fair

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

2" support foam
4" base foam (1.5 lbs/ft density)
10" Memory Foam 77% for everyday adult use

91% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$163 tw

$226 full

$265 qn

$340 kg
Amazon
(Best Price

Sleep Master)

Walmart .com
(Spa Sen- sations)

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

side: good to fair

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

2-3" support foam
4-5.5" base foam (1.5 lbs/ft density)
12" Memory Foam 78% for everyday adult use

91% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$170 tw

$261 full

$265 qn

$393 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 to fair
0-1" regular foam

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

2-3" regular support foam
5-6" base foam (1.5 lbs/ft density)
Gel Memory Foam (8", 9", 10", 12", 13") 77% for everyday adult use

91% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$160- $350 tw

$200- $490 full

$220- $585 qn

$250- $600 kg
Walmart .com
(Spa Sen- sations)

Samsclub .com
(Night Therapy)
person 220-270 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 (1.5 lbs/ft density)
14" Pressure Relief 79% for everyday adult use

91% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$448 qn

$530 kg
Samsclub .com
(Night Therapy)
person under 280 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 (1.5 lbs/ft density)

* 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. The clear majority of owners appear to find the firmness acceptable or better given that no more than 10% of owners report needing to purchase a topper to improve comfort.
** Sleep Position Rating indicates what tends to be true for owners. Learn which firmness may be best for you and your sleeping position.
*** 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. Prices are for a mattress only; models with a frame or folding foundation will add $70-$250.

  Owner Satisfaction Avg Price Retailer
(Brand Name)
Best Suited For Firm-
ness*
Sleep Position Rating** Comfort Layer Springs
6" Youth 55% for everyday adult use

90% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$110 tw

$150 full
Walmart .com
(Slumber 1)
person under 160 lbs firm back: good to fair

side: fair

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

88% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$110 tw

$160 full

$174 qn

$230 kg

Amazon
(Sleep Master)

Walmart .com
(Slumber 1)

Samsclub .com
(Night Therapy)
person under 220 lbs firm back: good to fair

side: fair

front: fair
1" regular foam 7.5" pocket coils
10" Spring 63% for everyday adult use

89% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$162 tw

$195 full

$235 qn

$255 kg
Amazon
(Sleep Master)

Walmart .com
(Slumber 1)

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

side: fair

front: fair
2.5" regular foam
7.5" pocket coils
12" Spring 64% for everyday adult use

90% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$235 tw

$252 full

$265 qn

$360 kg
Amazon
(Sleep Master)

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

side: good to fair

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

89% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$220 full

$315 qn

$355 kg
Amazon
(Sleep Master)

Samsclub .com
(Night Therapy)
person under 270 lbs med back: good to fair

side: good to fair

front: good to fair
5" regular foam and fiber 7.5" pocket coils
10" Hybrid 63% for everyday adult use

90% for limited adult use or everyday child use
$150 tw

$210 qn

$270 kg
Walmart .com
(Spa Sen- sations)
person under 240 lbs med back: good to fair

side: good to fair

front: good to fair
.5" fiber

1" memory foam

1" regular support foam
7.5" pocket coils

* The firmness description indicates what tends to be true for owners; your personal evaluation may differ. The majority of owners appear to find the firmness acceptable, but at least 15% of owners report needing to purchase a topper to improve comfort.
** Sleep Position Rating indicates what tends to be true for owners. Learn which firmness may be best for you and your sleeping position.

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 most but not necessarily all models.

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 5-15 years 1 year
Firmness foam models: 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 B- C+


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About our unbiased Zinus mattress review and research

Ratings are based on 3,910+ consumer reviews for the various Zinus brands including Spa Sensations, Night Therapy, Slumber 1 and more.

Owner experience data was collected from diverse sources. Learn more about our 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 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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