The online mattress market is hot — nearly two-hundred companies now sell beds-in-a-box, and that means more selection for you.

But like any trendy industry, products that don’t meet expectations fade away over time while quality makers thrive and refine their mattresses.

From flexible hybrids to luxurious foam models infused with green tea, Zinus beds have stood the test of time for thousands of happy customers.

What can an ultra-affordable Zinus mattress offer you? Join us for our mattress review where we’ll take a closer look at the Zinus mattress.


Zinus 12-Inch Green Tea Foam Mattress, Queen

The Zinus mattress is an all-foam beauty engineered for deep pressure relief.

It features a 7-inch high-density support base and a two-inch ventilated comfort layer crowned with three inches of tea-infused memory foam that cradles the body in softness.

Recommended by professionals for relieving painful pressure points that cause tossing and turning, memory foam is heat-sensitive and conforms to your curves as you rest. It’s like sleeping on a cloud.

As with all memory foam mattresses, this one has a chemical odor when it’s first opened. Memory foam is enhanced for resiliency, and when new beds are wrapped in plastic, it traps evaporating chemical gasses inside.

But CertiPUR-US certification and environmentally friendly materials ensure that odors are not harmful to your health—most dissipate in a few days with proper ventilation.

The green tea infusion helps the bed resist body odors over time and keeps it smelling fresh.

If you suffer from pain at night or wake up in the morning feeling stiff or sore, this bed is for you. The 550-lb weight-capacity makes it a great choice for sleepers of above-average weight.

If you prefer a firm feel, this model may feel too soft. Consider Zinus’s cooling gel memory foam hybrid — it’s number six in our review.

Highlights

  • Soft, comfortable, and supportive
  • Medium feel
  • Infused with green tea and activated charcoal for lasting freshness
  • CertiPur-US certified
  • Ventilated comfort layer encourages cooling air circulation
  • Worry-free 10-year warranty

Pros

  • Environmentally friendly materials
  • Superior pressure relief
  • Very comfortable
  • 550-lb total weight limit

Cons

  • Some people might not like that it sleeps warm
  • Non-removable cover
  • Significant amounts of off-gassing

What People Are Saying About Zinus Mattresses

No one bed is right for everyone — our comfort preferences are as individual as we are, and all mattresses have their pros and cons. What are people saying about these mattresses?

They’re Ideal for Budget-conscious Shoppers

Better materials make better mattresses. Bells and whistles don’t contribute to better sleep quality, but they can add hundreds — even thousands — to the cost of a bed.

These mattresses are built with the features consumers want most, plus Zinus-only luxury additions, such as environmentally sustainable foam, odor-fighting green tea and activated charcoal. Buyers agree — they’re value-added mattresses with a budget-friendly price.

Motion Transfer Isolation is Excellent

Motion creates kinetic energy that flows through mattresses in waves that, depending on the material, can be imperceptible or feel like an ocean storm. For sleeping with a partner, motion isolation — how well different materials temper those waves is critical. Research shows that even normal movements disturb deep sleep cycles. How do Zinus beds stack up?

Memory foam gets two thumbs up for motion isolation —polyfoam isn’t quite as forgiving. Most Zinus mattresses have a multi-layer design, including memory foam, so motion isolation tends to be superb.

In general, innerspring and hybrid mattresses are less effective at moderating motion than all-foam beds, but models made with individually pocketed coils perform better than styles with single continuous springs. The Support Plus line gets rave reviews.

Edge Support Varies by Style

Edge support is an important feature to consider in a bed. It’s not a deal-breaker for most people, but for those with mobility challenges, soft mattresses that sinks when they sit on the side makes it harder to rise to a standing position. They’re not ideal for seniors.

Zinus’s specialty is foam mattresses that inherently offer little edge support — there’s nothing firm about foam. The sole exception is the Universal Comfort Responsive Memory Mattress. Made with viscolatex, it takes longer to conform to pressure so you can sit on the side of the bed long enough to find your slippers without slipping off.

Their hybrids perform significantly better — not as well as some brands, especially among their medium support mattresses. The extra-firm Support Plus line, however, features high-density, side-to-side coils providing a firm edge.

They’re Best for Back and Side Sleepers

Sleep posture is an important consideration when buying a bed — not all mattresses are suited for back, stomach and side sleepers alike. Buyers find many Zinus mattresses to be universally comfortable, but their foam mattresses tend to favor back and side sleepers. There are exceptions — the Support Plus line, for example, is too firm to relieve pressure points for side sleepers.

Who Might Not Want to Buy a Zinus Mattress

Heavy People

The average couple in the United States weighs nearly 400 pounds — about the maximum recommended weight limit for most Zinus mattresses. Durability can suffer if you push the limits, and the warranty may not cover sagging in these cases.

Stomach Sleepers

Stomach sleepers need a medium-firm to firm bed. Why? Sinking into a soft surface feels good on painful pressure points, but it forces the neck into a sharp angle, putting stress on fragile muscles and leading to a sore neck. Over time, repetitive stress on the cervical vertebrae can result in inflammation, pinched nerves and chronic pain.

On this list, only the Universal Comfort Responsive Memory Foam model and medium-firm hybrids are ideal choices for stomach sleepers.

Final Thoughts

Sleep is a personal thing — there’s no such thing as a one-size sleeps all bed. But among the dozens of companies selling mattresses online, Zinus is a leader in affordable, universal comfort. For about the price of dinner and a movie with the family, you can purchase the better rest you deserve for years to come.