Zinus Memory Foam Mattress Review

Our Zinus memory foam mattress review is for the Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress. Zinus has been in business since 1987. While the first bed we bought is no longer available, the 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress they currently are selling is the closest match. There have been a few updates in the foam technology and design, but this bed is almost the identical model.

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Zinus Memory Foam Mattress Review – Green Tea Mattress

Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress.

Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress.

  • Mattress size: 80″ x 76″ x 12″ King (other sizes available in this model as well)
  • Mattress weight: 88 lbs
  • Warranty: 10 year limited (check with manufacturer for specifics)
  • Return Policy: 30 day return policy
  • Break in Period: Manufacturer says to allow for 2 weeks
  • Firmness: Medium to Medium Firm

The foam being used to make this newer model is partially infused with plant base material. This helps cut down on some of the ‘offgassing’ that was mentioned on our ‘What Is Memory Foam’ page.

Many of the foam mattresses being made today incorporate plants into their manufacturing processes.

Many of the foam mattresses being made today incorporate plants into their manufacturing processes.

Zinus Memory Foam Mattress Review – Layers Of Foam

This particular bed uses four layers of foam. Another update from the first model bed we purchased that only had three. This memory foam mattress will likely be a little cooler than the one we have.

  • 3 inches of memory foam
  • 2 inches of comfort foam
  • 3.5 inches of high-density airflow foam
  • 3.5 inches of high-density airflow support foam
The Zinus Green Tea 12" memory foam mattress uses 4 layers of foam.

The Zinus Green Tea 12″ memory foam mattress uses 4 layers of foam.

Zinus Memory Foam Mattress Review – Personal Use And Thoughts

We’ve had our Zinus memory foam mattress for almost a decade as I write this. It has held up incredibly well over the years. As mentioned elsewhere we would still be using this bed had we not converted a spare room into a guest bedroom where we moved this bed into.

For us we found that this bed had great motion isolation. Before when we had spring mattress, my wife and I would have to be careful when re-positioning ourselves at night as to not shake the bed and wake each other up. That is not an issue with this bed, and most memory foam beds for that matter. I can toss and turn and the bed will not transfer that motion anywhere else on the bed.

When sitting on the edge of a foam mattress ‘edge support’ can be good or bad depending on a few factors. Usually it depends on the density and firmness of the foam, but it also has a lot to do with the weight of the person sitting. My wife is tiny. I am twice her weight. She has no issues with edge support. I didn’t really notice it being an issue for me either. It is softer than a spring mattress, but I don’t have any problems sitting there. When laying on the bed towards the edge I never had any issues either with feeling like I might slide off.

Compare a Zinus Queen size Green Tea Mattress to the Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme. Actual prices can fluctuate from what you see here.

Compare a Zinus Queen size Green Tea Mattress to the Tempurpedic Cloud Supreme. Actual prices can fluctuate from what you see here.

After almost a decade our bed does have impressions from where we have both laid. This is normal. In the very center of the bed we notice it is firmer then where we actually lay. Again this is normal. Your body weight and heat ‘breaks in’ the bed, and it will be a little softer in those areas. Taking a broom handle and testing the depth of the impression by laying it from the edge to the beds center show a dip of about 0.75″ inches is all. Which is pretty darn good after so many years.

Typically if the dip is more than 1.5 inches a memory foam bed is eligible for a warranty claim. But you would need to check with the manufacturer of your bed to know for sure.

The bed’s construction has been great. No rips or tears along seams or anywhere. We rotate it 180 degrees about four to five times per year, and would vacuum it just as much.

Zinus memory foam mattress review of the 12 inch king Green Tea Mattress.

Zinus memory foam mattress review of the 12 inch king Green Tea Mattress; ten year warranty!

When we first received and setup our model of bed it did have some offgassing. We left it in our room for a couple of days with a cracked window and it was just fine after about 72 hours. This newer model will probably not take as long or have as strong of a smell when offgassing.

Our model was warmer to sleep in than a spring mattress. However we didn’t find it at too warm or uncomfortable. If anything it felt cozy to sleep in. We did end up using a lighter comforter on this bed, and at night we would turn down our thermostat a few degrees during winter.

My wife and I both sleep on our sides and backs. So we tend to switch up our sleeping positions a few times during the night. We both found this bed to work great for all comfort positions.

Conclusion

We checked with the Better Business Bureau and found Zinus has a A+ rating.
What do people say about it?

Still looking for more information on this memory foam mattress. Don’t listen to Zinus try to sell you on it, don’t even take my word for it. Check out the amazing consumer reviews for this bed by clicking the link below. It’s the one thing I love about the internet, you can get fast consumer feedback from a variety of sources. Memory foam mattress reviews are often easy to come by, just check out the world’s largest online retailer.

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If you have any questions regarding our Zinus memory foam mattress review please feel free to comment below.

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19 Replies to “Zinus Memory Foam Mattress Review”

  1. Ed

    Great review, well written and very informative.
    Our current mattress is also memory foam and is over 10 years old. We noticed the same things about impressions on both sides of the bed where we sleep and more firmness in the center.
    Your review is very timely and we’ll be looking closely at the Zinus to replace our older mattress.
    Ed

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    • TD Bauer Post author

      HI Ed,

      Our Zinus still gets regular use even though we moved it to our guest bedroom. Family comes over a few times a month and uses that bed and they love it.

      TD Bauer

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  2. Kelli Luxem

    Great information. I have been thinking about a new bed in the next couple of years. Memory foam interest me. I am going to save your site. Thanks.

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    • TD Bauer Post author

      Hi Kelli,

      Thanks for reading. Let me know if you have any questions about memory foam mattresses. I am ready to assist any way I can.

      TD Bauer

      Reply
  3. Craig Rutkowske

    What are your thoughts on comparing this mattress to a standard Tempur Pedic mattress? This is clearly a heck of a lot cheaper than any tempur-pedic I have ever seen which is a great step in the right direction, but from a comfort and quality standpoint would you say I should have similar expectations?

    The reason I ask is my parents are moving and they are getting rid of their older tempur-pedic, they bought it 15+ years ago and are handing it to a neighbor cause they don’t want to move it. Would this be a viable alternative?

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    • TD Bauer Post author

      Hi Craig,

      Tempurpedic is the manufacturer that started the memory foam mattress movement over 25+ years ago. A lot has changed over the years. Memory foam bed technology has advanced considerably, and the costs to manufacture top quality mattresses have come down.

      Companies like Zinus and Classic Brands make high quality memory foam mattresses with 10 to 25 year warranties at prices that are thousands of dollars less than the big brand names. Both companies cut out the middle men, no retail stores, no overhead expenses from operating those stores, and ship direct to the consumer which keeps costs down.

      You parents can get a memory foam mattress with a great warranty by a manufacturer that has been making beds for over 35 years for under $400. The price is affordable, the product is not cheap.

      Thanks for reading and the great question!

      TD Bauer

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  4. yancey

    This is an amazing matress and it comes at a reasonable price too. I have never owned a memory foam matress before, but have always wanted to try one. I guess I should have looked into them because I thought they cost way more, but I was wrong. After reading that your matress has lasted so long makes me want one even more. Thank you for this great article.

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    • TD Bauer Post author

      Hi Yancey,

      Thanks for reading.  Yeah, our original mattress is going to get a lot of use this summer.  Lots of people coming to visit and stay with us for extended periods of time.  They all love that mattress in the guest room.  It has help up amazingly well.

      Zinus makes a great memory foam bed.

      TD

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  5. Karen

    I’m so happy I cam across this product review today as we are in the market for new mattresses for our bed as well as the bed in our guest room. I love the comparison chart against the competition and the Zinus clearly the winner, including the incredible price difference. Now I know what brand to purchase.

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    • TD Bauer Post author

      Hi Karen,

      Yes!  You don’t have spend thousands or even several hundred dollars to get a quality memory foam mattress.  Cut out that middle man in the retail store and go online – saves you A LOT of money.

      TD

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  6. Sassygirl1263

    I like this is a natural and plant base product Another way to save our planet, that is something I am about. There should be more products out there that are made this way I feel. I would consider buy this when I am looking for my new mattress, knowing I would be buying product that would fit my daily needs and comfort in life.

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    • TD Bauer Post author

      Hi,

      Yep, just look for the Certi-PUR logo when looking to buy a new memory foam mattress… If you see that, you know you are getting a mattress from a manufacturer that is working as Green as they can.

      TD

      Reply
  7. Hieu

    Wow that memory foam mattress sounds great. I have a matters i been ready to get rid of and look for a new one. My matress is more than a few years old. I wake up with back pain and neck pain. My matress dips in. This sounds like a mattress I could use. Thanks for the information. It really helps me alot on deciding my next mattress.

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    • TD Bauer Post author

      Hi Hieu,

      Thanks for reading.  Glad you found this post useful.  If you need any questions answered about the ZInus let me know.  They are great memory foam beds!

      TD

      Reply
  8. Simon

    We keep wondering about getting a memory-foam mattress as we have had our current mattress about 5 years now and it’s time it was replaced. I always feel it’s worth spending a decent amount of money to get the right mattress as we spend about a third of our lives in bed, why scrimp on such a valuable asset.

    You mention that the mattress is a tad warmer and this is our only concern regarding the memory-foam variety as we prefer the bed cooler especially throughout the summer period.

    Do you know whether there is a stay-cool memory-foam mattress available in today’s market?
    Looking forward to your reply. Thanks for your memory-foam mattress review,
    Simon.

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    • TD Bauer Post author

      Hi Simon,

      Many of the newer memory foam mattress out there over the past couple years have come a long way in their design and are ‘cooler’ than the mattresses of just 5+ years ago.

      However, the most recent bed my wife and I purchased is a ‘cool gel’ by Classic Brands, and has a 25 year warranty!  It may be worth checking out.

      I have a review of that bed here:  https://cloudsleeping.net/clas

      TD

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      • Simon

        Thanks for your reply.
        I’ll let my wife take a look at this as the description regarding ‘Cool Gel’ is just what we are searching for.
        Thanks again,
        Simon.

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  9. Amie

    What a nice review. This page is laid out very well and very easy to take information from.

    The pictures are also very good and make me want to buy a bed to lay in right now! lol

    The sleeping positions post was also very helpful. Provided me with some information I didn’t know and the “crappie flop” name made me laugh!

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    • TD Bauer Post author

      Hi Amie,

      Thanks for reading and the comment!  Memory foam beds really are the best beds to have!

      TD

      Reply

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