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THE GOOD: Low price combined with high owner satisfaction make Spa Sensations an above-average value.
THE BAD: The mattresses are too firm for some, especially side sleepers. Durability / longevity and warranty coverage are fair at best. Substantial off gassing is possible.
THE MATTRESS: Spa Sensations (made by Zinus / imported from China) is an entry-level memory foam mattress. Like other beds in its price range, it is used by about 20% of owners on an occasional / temporary basis only.
Spa Sensations mattresses usually consist of 1-3 inches of low-density memory foam (3 lbs/ft) over supporting regular foam. See memory foam density: higher vs lower to learn about the characteristics of low-density memory foam.
THE RETAILER: Walmart.com and select Wal-Mart stores are the main retailer. See buying a mattress online: what you should know.
The Spa Sensations memory foam mattress report below is based on 2,000+ consumer reviews of various models and thicknesses.
|Owner satisfaction||B||Spa Sensations foam mattresses overall have 82% owner satisfaction ( ). This rating is similar to that of most memory foam bed brands.
|Durability / longevity||C-||Spa Sensations likely has about a 5-year lifespan on average with regular use. At least 15% of owners report a lifespan of less than three years. Spa Sensation's lifespan is at best half that of pricier memory foam mattresses, such as Tempur-Pedic. As the mattress ages and wears, it will sag and lose conformability and "memory" which will likely result in less support and comfort.|
|Price / affordability||A||Prices range from $130-$600 depending on model and size. A foundation and or frame is an additional cost.|
|Less pain||B||The mattresses are generally effective at pain reduction, including back pain relief. (See mattresses and pain relief for general analysis.)|
|Firmness variety||D+||The various models and thicknesses have similar firmness (see below). The mattresses are mostly described by owners as either medium 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.|
|Contours to body||b-||The 3 lbs-ft memory foam used in the comfort layer provides minimal to moderate contouring and molding to the body.|
|Easy to move on||c+||Owners tend to report that they do not sink far into the bed and that moving on and getting up off the bed is not difficult.|
|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-||Like memory foam mattresses in general, Spa Sensations mattresses (especially thicker models) have good motion isolation making them couple friendly.|
|No initial odor / off gassing||C-||Off gassing is the giving off of a chemical smell. There is variability in regard to whether, how strongly and for how long Spa Sensations mattresses will off gas. (See memory foam off gassing for more analysis.)|
|No sleeping hot||c||Less than 6% of owners report sleeping hot or that their bed acts as a heat trap.|
|Good for sex||C+||Memory foam bed owners often have a difference of opinion on this issue. (See mattresses and sex for analysis).|
|Expands fully and evenly||c||Spa Sensations mattresses come vacuum sealed and compressed. About seven percent of owners say that their mattress does not fully decompress or that it decompresses unevenly.|
|No noise||A||Foam mattresses are silent when slept on unlike some other mattress types, namely innerspring beds.|
|No rotating / flipping||B-||The mattresses are one sided which makes flipping them unnecessary. Rotating the mattress, however, may be needed occasionally to avoid uneven wear.|
|Lightweight||c+||Thinner models are lighter and easier to move and handle than thicker models.|
|Warranty||D||Warranty length is five years which is somewhat below average compared to other mattresses in Spa Sensations' price range. Some owners report that it is difficult to successfully file a warranty claim.|
|Return policy||B+||Spa Sensations has a 90-day return policy when purchased at Wal-Mart. The mattress can be returned to a Wal-Mart store or shipped to a Wal-Mart distribution center.|
|Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating||A+||Zinus is the manufacturer of Spa Sensations mattresses. Zinus has an "A+" rating with the BBB.|
The following Spa Sensations memory foam mattresses are currently sold at walmart.com and select Wal-Mart stores. Availability and prices can change at any time.
|Owner Satisfaction / Sample Size||Price Twin||Price Full||Price Queen||Price King||Firmness*||Comfort Layer||Support & Base Layer||Cover**||Comment|
|13" Channel Quilted||75% / 87||--||$360||$450||$540||mostly medium||2" of quilted fiber padding and memory foam, 2" of memory foam||3" of support foam, 6" of base foam||bamboo / rayon||softest model|
|12" Theratouch||83% / 2357||$300||$360||$390||$450||mostly medium-
|3" of 3 lbs-ft memory foam||3" of support foam, 6" of base foam||velour||good for average and above average sized persons|
|10" Theratouch||84% / 25||$205||$265||$315||$400||mostly medium-
|2.5" of 3 lbs-ft memory foam||2" of support foam, 5.5" of base foam||quilted||suitable for persons of average size|
|8" MyGel||76% / 65||$200||$240||$270||$400||mostly medium-
|1" of gel memory foam; and 1" of 3 lbs-ft memory foam||2" of support foam, 4" of base foam||quilted||gel-infused foam tends to sleep at least slightly cooler|
|8" Theratouch||82% / 1567||$150||$180||$210||$240||mostly medium-
|2" of 3 lbs-ft memory foam||6" of regular foam||knit||not well suited for people of above average size|
|6" Theratouch||79% / 812||$115||$135||$155||$180||mostly firm-
|1.5" of 3 lbs-ft memory foam||4.5" of regular foam||polyester terry cloth||best for kids and smaller adults|
|5" Youth||77% / 122||$100||--||--||--||mostly firm-
|1" of 2.2 lbs-ft memory foam||4" of regular foam||polyester terry cloth||best for kids under 60 lbs. comes in blue and fuchsia|
* The firmness description for each mattress indicates what tends to be true; an individual's evaluation of firmness may differ. Most owners describe the feel of their Spa Sensations mattress as firm yet soft – meaning that the mattress is supportive yet provides pressure point relief.
** The cover can usually be removed and machine washed in warm water, tumble dry low. Removing the cover and placing it back on the mattress may require two people.
Tempur-Pedic is often the standard by which other memory foam mattresses are judged. The table below shows how Spa Sensations compares to Tempur-Pedic beds overall based on actual consumer experiences.
|Durability / longevity||C-||b+|
|Price / affordability||a||d+|
|Contours to body||b-||a-|
|Easy to move on||c+||c-|
|No initial odor||c-||d+|
|No sleeping hot||c||c-|
|Good for sex||c+||c|
|No rotating / flipping||b-||b+|
|Better Business Bureau rating||a+||a+|
|Density (lbs/ft)||3.0||2.5 to 5.3+|
Our Spa Sensations mattress ratings are based on 2,200+ owner reviews of various models and thicknesses.
Learn more about our research methodology and sources.
– Spa Sensations mattresses are available in only limited firmness variety. Excessive firmness is a top owner complaint. Thicker models, however, often are somewhat softer than thinner models.
– Each mattress comes vacuum sealed and compressed. About 7% of owners report that their mattress failed to fully decompress or evenly expand.
– Spa Sensations mattresses have a five-year warranty. This length is similar to the warranty length of other value-priced mattresses, but well below that of more expensive mattress brands.
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