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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 in China) is an entry-level foam mattress like its sister-brand Night Therapy. It is used by a significant number of owners on an occasional / temporary basis only like other beds in its price range.
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 COMPETITION: See how Spa Sensations stacks up to other value-priced memory foam mattresses in the memory foam mattress reviews – summary and the side-by-side mattress comparison. Also see the Spa Sensations vs Tempur-Pedic comparison.
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 2,200+ consumer reviews of various models.
|Owner satisfaction||B||Spa Sensations foam mattresses overall have 82% owner satisfaction ( ). See individual satisfaction ratings for the various models.
|Durability / longevity||C-||Spa Sensations likely has about a 5-year useful 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 beds, such as Tempur-Pedic. As the mattress wears, it will sag and lose conformability and "memory" resulting in less support and comfort.|
|Price / affordability||A||Prices range from $90-$540 depending on model and size. A foundation and or frame is an additional cost.|
|Less pain / pressure points||B||The mattresses are generally effective at reducing (back) pain and pressure points. (See mattresses and pain relief for general analysis.)|
|Firmness variety||D||The various models have similar firmness (see below). They 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||B||Like memory foam mattresses in general, Spa Sensations mattresses (especially thicker models) have above-average 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 that their bed acts as a heat trap. MyGel models have a layer of gel-infused memory foam which tends to sleep about 20% cooler than regular memory foam.|
|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 beds 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 and is accredited.|
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" Luxe Grand Top||75% / 105||--||$360||$450||$550||mostly medium||1" quilted memory foam top; 2" memory foam||4" support foam; 6" base foam||jacquard||softest model|
|12" MyGel||90% / 13||$300||$380||$450||$500||mostly medium-
|3" gel memory foam||3" support foam; 6" base foam||quilted||gel foam tends to sleep 20% cooler|
|12"||83% / 2217||$250||$300||$350||$400||mostly medium-
|3" memory foam||3" support foam; 6" base foam||velour||for avg to above avg sized people|
|10" MyGel||80% / 16||$250||$310||$360||$400||mostly medium-
|1.5" gel memory foam; 1.5" memory foam||3" support foam; 4" base foam||quilted||suitable for people of average size|
|10"||84% / 136||$190||$250||$300||$360||mostly medium-
|2.5" memory foam||2" support foam; 5.5" base foam||quilted||suitable for people of average size|
|8" MyGel||76% / 189||$200||$240||$270||$300||mostly medium-
|1" gel memory foam; 1" memory foam||2" support foam; 4" base foam||quilted||its 1" gel foam not thick enough to minimize heat|
|8"||82% / 1551||$150||$180||$220||$240||mostly medium-
|2" memory foam||6" regular foam||knit||not well suited for people 200 lbs+|
|6"||79% / 921||$130||$150||$180||$200||mostly firm-
|1.5" memory foam||4.5" regular foam||polyester terry cloth||best for kids and smaller adults|
|5" Youth||73% / 159||$90||--||--||--||mostly firm-
|1" memory foam (2.2 lbs-ft)||4" regular foam||polyester terry cloth||best for kids under 60 lbs. blue and fuchsia|
* The firmness description 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 soft yet supportive.
** Memory foam density is 3 lb-ft (low density) unless otherwise stated.
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+|
|Less pain / pressure||B||B+|
|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+|
|Memory foam density (lbs/ft)||3.0||2.5 to 5.3+|
Our Spa Sensations mattress ratings are based on 2,280+ 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 fails 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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