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unbiased Zinus Memory Foam Mattress Review, Ratings & Comparisons (Spa Sensations, Night Therapy & More)

Based on 2,849 Actual Consumer Experiences

September 14, 2014

What You Need To Know

THE GOOD: Low price combined with high owner satisfaction make Zinus memory foam mattresses popular.

THE BAD: Firmness options are limited, and the beds may be too firm for some. Expect average longevity at best. An initial chemical-like odor can be present. Support may be inadequate for couples and larger people (200 lbs+).

THE MATTRESS: Zinus Industries sells China-made, value-priced mattresses. Popular Zinus brands are Night Therapy, Spa Sensations and Best Price Mattress. As is true with most value-priced mattresses, at least 25% of Zinus mattress owners use their mattress only temporarily / occasionally as opposed to long term / regularly. The beds often consist of 1 to 3.5 inches of low-density (3.0 lbs/ft) memory foam over support and base foam. The mattresses come compressed, vacuum-sealed and shrink wrapped.

THE COMPETITION: Learn how Zinus beds compare to competing brands in the memory foam mattress reviews – summary. Also see Zinus vs Tempur-Pedic.

THE RETAILERS: The same Zinus mattresses (with perhaps small differences) are sold under different brand names by different retailers. Wal-Mart / walmart.com sells the Spa Sensations brand; Sam's Club / samsclub.com sells the Night Therapy brand; and Amazon currently sells the Best Price Mattress brand and Sleep Master brand. Additional retailers may also sell the mattresses. (See buying a mattress online: what you should know.)

Zinus (Spa Sensations, Night Therapy & Others) Memory Foam Mattress Ratings

The report below is based on 2,800+ consumer reviews of the various Zinus memory foam mattress brands including Spa Sensations, Night Therapy, and Best Price Mattress. The data was gathered using an unbiased, accurate methodology.

Owner satisfaction B Zinus memory foam mattresses have 82% owner satisfaction (82 out of 100 based on 2849 reviews). The various models tend to rate similar to one another. Owner satisfaction, however, is considerably higher for people who use the beds temporarily / occasionally as opposed to long term / regularly.

night therapy satisfaction comparison chart
Durability / longevity C- With regular use, owner experience data suggests that the beds should not be expected to have a usable life beyond four to five years on average. As the beds age and wear, they will likely become excessively soft and or sag. About 12% of average-sized owners report sagging / softening occurring well before four years.
Price / affordability A The beds are priced from $110-$620 depending on model and size (not including optional frame / foundation).
Less pain B Most owners report that the beds provide at least adequate support resulting in average or better pain relief including back, hip and shoulder pain relief. Excessive firmness, however, causes pain for at least 10-15% of owners. (Refer to mattresses and pain relief for general analysis.)
Pressure relief / conformable B The mattresses tend to conform to the contours of a person's body to a moderate degree resulting in above-average pressure point relief.
Easy to move on c The beds tend to be easy to move on. However, as the beds age, the sleeper may sink far into the mattress which may make moving on the bed and getting up off of it somewhat difficult. In addition, heavier owners may have more trouble moving on the bed than lighter owners.
Firmness options D The various models have similar firmness (see below). They are mostly described by owners as either medium-firm or firm. Less than 20% describe their mattress as soft. Excessive firmness is a top owner complaint. Thinner models tend to be somewhat firmer than thicker models.
Back sleep friendly b+ The beds tend to be suitable for back sleepers.
Side sleep friendly c+ The tendency of the mattresses to be more firm than soft may result in less than ideal comfort for some side sleepers.
Stomach sleep friendly b The beds tend to be suitable for stomach sleepers.
Motion isolation A- The mattresses keep motion isolated and, as a result, are couple-friendly in this regard.
No initial odor / off gassing C- About 8% of consumers report that Zinus mattresses give off a noteworthy initial chemical odor. (See memory foam off gassing for more analysis.)
No sleeping hot C+ Less than 6% of consumers report that the beds can sleep hot. MyGel models have a layer of gel-infused memory foam which sleeps about 20% cooler longer than regular memory foam.
Good for sex c+ See mattresses and sex for analysis.
No noise b+ The mattress itself is silent. The foundation or frame, however, may make some noise.
No rotating / flipping B The mattresses are "no flip." Rotating will be needed on occasion to prevent or minimize uneven wear and sagging.
Lightweight C+ The beds weigh no more than average. But they can still be difficult to move and handle especially for one person.
Specifications transparency B Openly disclosing product specifications allows consumers to know what they are paying for and helps them to comparison shop. Zinus openly discloses the thickness of the various layers of its mattresses but is less open about their foam density.
Warranty c- The beds have a 5- to 15-year warranty which is similar to warranties of other value-priced memory foam mattresses. The steel frame / foundation that comes with some models has a 5-year warranty. Some owners report difficulty in filing a claim.
SLTD company rating B SLTD (Sleep Like The Dead) Rating for Zinus – the manufacturer of Spa Sensations, Night Therapy and other mattress brands – is based on several factors including product ratings by consumers, years in business, customer service, return policy, accuracy of marketing claims, transparency of specifications, warranty, Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating (A+) and rating stability, number of BBB complaints / business size ratio.

Zinus Mattress Prices and Specifications

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

  Average Price Retailer
(Brand Name)
Thick-
ness
firm-
ness*
Comfort/ Support Layer
(density)**
Base Layer
6" Memory Foam Mattress $120 tw
$265 full
$170 qn
$200 kg
Amazon
(Best Price Mattress, Sleep Master)

Walmart.com
(Spa Sensations)
6" usually firm 1" memory foam (3 lb/ft)

2" support foam
3" base foam
COMMENT: Best suited for child use or temporary / occasional use by adult under 140 lbs.
8" Memory Foam Mattress $160 tw
$265 full
$213 qn
$252 kg
Amazon
(Best Price Mattress, Sleep Master)

Samsclub.com
(Night Therapy)

Walmart.com
(Spa Sensations)
8" usually firm 2" memory foam (3 lb/ft)

2" support foam
4" base foam
COMMENT: Top-selling Zinus memory foam model. Ideally suited for child use or temporary / occasional use by adult under 180 lbs.
10" Memory Foam Mattress $225 tw
$265 full
$310 qn
$350 kg
Amazon
(Best Price Mattress, Sleep Master)

Samsclub.com
(Night Therapy)

Walmart.com
(Spa Sensations)
10" usually firm 3" memory foam (3 lb/ft)

2" support foam
5" base foam
COMMENT: Ideally suited for temporary / occasional use by adults under 200 lbs.
12" Memory Foam Mattress $270 tw
$300 full
$410 qn
$480 kg
Amazon
(Best Price Mattress, Sleep Master)

Samsclub.com
(Night Therapy)

Walmart.com
(Spa Sensations)
12" usually firm 1" regular foam

2" memory foam (3 lb/ft)

3" regular support foam
6" base foam
COMMENT: Likely lacks adequate base foam thickness to support a couple or large person (220 lbs) over long term.
Elite MyGel Memory Foam Mattress $290 tw
$318 full
$420 qn
$460 kg
Samsclub.com
(Night Therapy)
8", 9", 10", 12", 13" usually firm 2-2.5" gel memory foam (3 lb/ft)

12" & 13" models only: 1-1.5" memory foam (3 lb/ft)
6-9" base foam
COMMENT: Few heat trap complaints. Models with 10" or greater thickness are best suited for people 200 lbs+.
Deluxe Grand Mattress $512 qn
$614 kg
Samsclub.com
(Night Therapy)
14" medium 3.5" memory foam (3 lb/ft) 10.5" base foam
COMMENT: Softest Zinus model.

* The firmness description indicates what tends to be true; your personal evaluation may differ.
** See the memory foam density comparison to learn about the characteristics of 3 lbs density.

Retailer Comparison

The same Zinus mattresses (with perhaps small differences) are sold at various retailers often under different brand names. The most prominent retailers are Walmart, Sam's Club and Amazon. Here's how they compare.

  Amazon Wal-Mart / walmart.com Sam's Club / samsclub.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 5-15 years 10 years 10 years
Zinus Brand(s) Sold Best Price Mattress**

Sleep Master**

Night Therapy***
Spa Sensations Night Therapy

* True as of this writing for most if not all models. Prices can change at any time.

** At the time of this writing, Sleep Master has a lower price than Best Price Mattress. But because prices can change at any time, you should compare prices between these two brands before you buy. It should also be mentioned that Best Price Mattress has a 10-year warranty and Sleep Master a 5-year warranty.

*** Amazon sells Night Therapy, but Sam's Club usually has the lower price.

Zinus Vs Tempur-Pedic Comparison

Tempur-Pedic is often the standard by which other memory foam mattresses are judged. The table below shows how Zinus beds (Spa Sensations, Night Therapy, and Best Price Mattress) compare to Tempur-Pedic beds overall based on 4,000+ actual consumer experiences.

  Zinus Tempur-
Pedic
 
Owner satisfaction B B Zinus (82%) slightly edges out Tempur-Pedic (81%).
Longevity C- B Tempur-Pedic likely has at least twice the lifespan.
Affordable A- D Avg price for Tempur-Pedic is $3,267; Zinus $344.
Less pain B B+ Tempur-Pedic's higher density foam tends to perform somewhat better.
Firmness options D+ A Tempur-Pedic has many more models and firmness choices.
Motion isolation B+ A --
Easy to move on C+ C- Tempur-Pedic tends to be more contouring / molding, and this can impede movement.
No initial odor C- D Slight advantage to Zinus.
No sleeping hot C+ C- Advantage to Zinus.
Good for sex C+ C Lower density memory foam tends to be more romance friendly.
No noise B+ A --
No rotating / flipping B B+ Both are no flip; occasional rotation may be needed.
Specifications transparency B D Zinus often discloses far more information about their mattresses.
Lightweight C+ D The lower density foam of Zinus beds means lighter weight.
Availability D A Tempur-Pedic is widely available in stores and online.
Warranty C c 10 years for Tempur-Pedic vs 5-15 years for Zinus.
Customer service C+ B --
Better Business Bureau rating A+ A+ Both have a mostly stable rating.
SLTD rating B B --
Memory foam density (lb/ft) 3.0 3.0-5.3+ See memory foam density comparison: low vs high.

   

About our unbiased Zinus Mattress mattress review and research

Ratings are based on 2,800+ consumer reviews for the various Zinus brands including Spa Sensations, Night Therapy 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-firm to firm.

– Excessive firmness is a top owner complaint. Thicker models, however, often are somewhat softer than thinner models.

– Each mattress comes compressed, rolled and vacuum sealed for cost savings and convenience. About 6% 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, such as Amazon and Wal-Mart. Night Therapy, Spa Sensations and Best Price Mattress are popular Zinus brands.

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