Tiny houses and minimalism have never been so popular, and neither has finding a mattress that offers the best value for money. At least that was the case until Zinus came along. If you’re looking for a budget mattress that packs a punch, then the Zinus ‘Green Tea’ memory foam mattress could be just what you need. With an affordable price tag as well as an array of interesting features, the Zinus mattress will appeal to many. So… what are the flagship features of the Zinus mattress?
- Green tea-infused memory foam
- ActivCharcoal complex
That’s correct, you read it right. One of the features of the Zinus mattress is the fact that the memory foam is infused with green tea. It also contains charcoal which although not unique – is a very up-to-date feature for a memory foam mattress.
Who are Zinus?
Unlike many smaller mattress companies, Zinus aren’t a one-trick pony. In fact, they sell a wide range of bedroom accessories. In terms of the mattresses that they offer, they are very competitively priced as they are aimed at the budget market. The ‘Green Tea’ memory foam mattress is just one of these budget options and is available in four different thickness levels: 6-inch, 8 inch, 10 inch and 12 inch.
What is the Zinus Memory Foam Mattress made of?
The 12-inch Zinus ‘GreenTea’ memory foam mattress consists of four layers. The individual layers are made from memory foam, poly foam and high-density poly foam. The idea behind this combination of materials is to create a gentle mattress structure that will allow deep sinkage and therefore even more precise body-contouring.
The Zinus mattress also features a polyester cover. This is standard, particularly among the budget mattresses on the market. The polyester cover is quite thin, but it wouldn’t appear to be a sign of the quality – a thinner layer of polyester is far more breathable than a thicker one.
What is the Zinus Memory Foam Mattress Made of?
Underneath the cover lies a 3-inch layer of memory foam. It’s a good-quality memory foam as it has a slow response to pressure, which in turn allows the body to sink and the mattress to contour around it. As soon as you lie on the Zinus mattress you can literally feel the pressure being relieved from your joints. However, due to the highly breathable but very thin polyester cover, the mattress begins to feel hot quite quickly.
This is the main reason for the green tea and ActivCharcoal. Both of these ingredients are infused into the memory foam to absorb any excess moisture and neutralise any odours that will come from sweating due to the heat.
Underneath the 3-inch memory foam layer lies a 2-inch layer of poly foam. This is much firmer than memory foam, and the purpose of this layer is to stop you from sinking right down into the bottom of the mattress. Although firm, it’s not the firmest of the four foam layers, so still allows for some body contouring, which provides extra comfort.
High-Density Poly Foam
To offer support, there is a 3.5-inch layer of high-density poly foam underneath the memory foam and poly foam layers. This is to provide foundational support to the mattress and give it some structure. As the poly foam here is much denser than the layer above, there is no body contouring at all.
Underneath this high-density poly foam layer lies another layer of high-density poly foam. This forms the base of the mattress and helps to support the structure as well as support the first layer of high-density poly foam above. Of course, using high density poly foam in a mattress is nothing new. Many of the ‘bed in a box’ mattresses manufacturers use this method to give the mattress some structure and stability. The ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ adage certainly applies here, as Zinus have refrained from inventing something new in order to keep costs down and therefore keep the price of their mattresses competitive – even at the budget price point.
Zinus Memory Foam Mattress Firmness
Unfortunately, there is no industry-wide scale to determine whether a mattress is soft or firm. As it’s completely subjective it’s quite difficult to put a rating on it. Compared to similar ‘bed in a box’ mattresses, the Zinus memory foam mattress does feel softer so it may be worth considering this if you are a heavier person, or you require a bit more support. If you require a softer mattress though, for example you are a side sleeper, then the firmness of this mattress could be perfect for you.
The fact that this mattress is quite soft means that you will sink into it even if you are average or below average weight. Some people enjoy this feeling, but if you don’t then you may have to look at alternative options. It’s also worth noting that if you tend to change sleeping positions throughout the night, then you may find this mattress uncomfortable. It requires a lot of work to change position due to the sinking feeling, so you might wake up during the night.
Is the Zinus memory foam mattress expensive?
The Zinus mattress is one of the most competitively-prices memory foam mattresses out there. Yet it has all of the usual features that you would expect, as well as the added bonus of green tea-infused memory foam.
How does the Zinus Compare to the Nectar Sleep Mattress?
The Nectar Sleep memory foam mattress is a very popular ‘bed in a box’ option. So how does the Zinus memory foam mattress compare to this? Here are the main points:
- The Zinus has a similar composition to the Nectar Sleep. Multiple layers of different foams and featuring a memory foam layer
- The Zinus mattress allows you to sink into it, much like the Nectar Sleep mattress
- The Nectar Sleep mattress has ‘motion isolation’ whereas the Zinus doesn’t. Therefore te Nectar Sleep may be a better choice for couples
- The Zinus memory foam mattress is considerable cheaper than the Nectar Sleep memory foam mattress
Is the Zinus Memory Foam Mattress worth Buying?
If you’re a side sleeper, then the Zinus ‘Green Tea’ memory foam mattress will accommodate that well. It offers plenty of pressure relief around the hips and shoulders. If you like a mattress that you can sink into, then you will also like the feeling that you get from the Zinus mattress. With 3 inches of memory foam on top, it contours well to the body.
However if you’re a stomach sleeper then the Zinus mattress may be a little soft for you. You won’t get the proper support around your hips, and therefore you won’t get the correct alignment of the spine while you sleep. Also, the fact that the memory foam layer is right at the top of the mattress with only a thin layer of polyester between you and the foam, it will get quite hot. If you don’t like this feeling or you tend to weigh a bit more than average then this may not be the mattress for you.
Does the Zinus mattress come with a guarantee?
The good thing about the Zinus mattress is the fact that – like virtually all ‘bed in a box’ mattress manufacturers – it comes with a trial period. If you purchase a Zinus mattress then you will have 100 days to try it and see if it is for you. For added peace of mind it also comes with a 10-year manufacturer guarantee so you can be confident that it is built to last. Coupled with the very competitive price, the Zinus ‘Green Tea’ memory foam is a great budget mattress if you don’t mind something that leans to the softer side of the firmness scale.