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Zinus Mattress Reviews

The Zinus Green Tea memory foam mattress is less a single mattress model and more a way to personalize your sleep cocoon at the most affordable price Zinus dares to offer.

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Zinus Mattress Models

Zinus, which mass-produced mattresses for WalMart and Amazon before going it alone in 2004, set out this time to build an affordable and functional mattress. They wanted this new model to suit as many people and preferences as possible. With the Zinus Green Tea mattresses, the company tackles that goal with a single design in four different thicknesses. The thinner the mattress, the firmer it will feel. The thicker the mattress, the plusher it will feel. These Zinus mattresses are also infused with odor-absorbing green tea extract and charcoal to keep everything smelling fresh.

What’s the rub? Well, though delightfully budget-friendly, Zinus Green Tea mattresses aren’t necessarily built to last. In this review, then, we will discuss which thickness option will serve which type of sleeper best. Then you can decide if going cheap this time around works for you.

Zinus Green Tea 6”

  • Price Range: Starting at $112
  • Mattress Type: Memory foam
  • Best for: Side sleepers, back & stomach sleepers

Zinus Green Tea 8”

  • Price Range: Starting at $164
  • Mattress Type: Memory foam
  • Best for: Side sleepers, lighter sleepers

Zinus Green Tea 10”

  • Price Range: Starting at $187
  • Mattress Type: Memory foam
  • Best For: Side sleepers, lighter sleepers

Zinus Green Tea 12”

  • Price Range: Starting at $209
  • Mattress Type: Memory foam
  • Best For: Side sleepers

Which Zinus Green Tea Mattress Is Best for Me? 

You shouldn’t go shopping for a low-cost memory foam mattress without looking at the Zinus Green Tea line. The four options are super adaptable to whether each sleeper wants a more plush mattress, a firmer one or something in between. If you don’t have a lot of money to spend, but still need choices, the Zinus Green Tea has something for you.

Here’s A Glimpse At Which Model Suits Which Sleepers Best

The Zinus Green Tea 6” Mattress is a good fit for:

  • Side sleepers
  • Stomach sleepers
  • Back sleepers
  • Anyone who just needs a decent mattress quickly and cheaply

The Zinus Green Tea 8” Mattress is a good fit for:

  • Side sleepers
  • Combo sleepers
  • Lighter sleepers
  • Anyone who just needs a decent mattress quickly and cheaply

The Zinus Green Tea 10” Mattress is a good fit for:

  • Side sleepers
  • Combo sleepers
  • Lighter sleepers
  • Anyone who just needs a decent mattress quickly and cheaply

The Zinus Green Tea 12” Mattress is a good fit for:

  • Side sleepers
  • Anyone who just needs a decent mattress quickly and cheaply

Best Zinus Green Tea Mattress by Sleeping Position

Mattresses do not come one-size-fits-all. When you’re shopping for a new one, you have to consider your body type, your weight, and your preferred sleeping position. Mattresses will react to bodies differently depending on those factors, as well as the materials (foam, coils, latex, etc.) used to construct them. Here is a breakdown to help back, stomach and side sleepers decide which Zinus Green Tea mattress might work best for them.

Side Sleepers

RECOMMENDED: All of the Zinus Green Tea models

Side sleepers need specific design features to accommodate their hips and shoulders. They need a mattress to contour around and relieve pressure on the widest parts of their bodies. But the model can’t be too soft because they need the narrow parts to be supported, lest their backs fall out of alignment. 

Mattresses with the right mix of materials can accomplish what seem like competing functions—cradling and support—for side sleepers. Normally a hybrid with some foam at the top will cradle where it needs to cradle without losing spinal alignment because the coils underneath support what needs holding up. Medium-firm foam or latex mattresses also can do the trick. The Zinus Green Tea models mostly range from medium firm to medium soft; there’s little variation between thicknesses. Most side sleepers (read: not heavy people) should do fine on these budget options

Back Sleepers

RECOMMENDED: Zinus Green Tea 6”

Three of the four Zinus options are thinner than average and they’re all memory foam mattresses. Back sleepers, who sleep in the healthiest position, may need more than these mattresses offer to keep their spines resting in alignment. The medium through firm mattresses works for back sleepers because they hold up the back, while still giving enough to contour around the hips. Hybrids often fit the bill because they can do two things at once. These Zinus Green Tea models are full memory foam mattresses that are medium at best, and mostly medium soft, in firmness. That’s why only the firmest (6”) option may be the best for back sleepers. 

Stomach Sleepers

RECOMMENDED: Zinus Green Tea 6”

Can we talk straight to stomach sleepers? You’ve chosen the most unnatural position. Do the math: Your mattress puts pressure on your shoulders, chest, and hips. It has to curve around those body parts, which vary in size and weight. Usually a soft layer or some sort of pillow top closest to your body can help cushion and contour to whatever comes underneath. We say only at the top because, if your hips sink too much, your spine arches and we’re back at square one. Again, hybrid mattresses are best; foam mattresses may be too soft. The 6-inch model here may be your best bet.


Pros and Cons of the Zinus Mattresses

Pros

Cons

  • Possibly the most inexpensive memory foam mattresses on the market
  • Options to meet a wide range of preferences as to firmness
  • Great contouring & pain relief
  • Comfortable
  • Solid option for side and combo sleepers
  • Great if you’re a fan of memory foam
  • Great budget option for college dorms, guest rooms, etc.
  • Limits motion; couples will like that
  • Infused with green tea extract and active charcoal to neutralize odors
  • Made with environmentally friendly CertiPUR-US certified foams
  • Takes between 24 hours to a full week to reach full thickness
  • Not fantastic for heavier back and stomach sleepers
  • Not great for heavier sleepers in general
  • Not great for hot sleepers
  • Poor edge support, which couples will not like
  • Cal King option only available in the 12” version
  • Not great if you support U.S. manufacturing since they’re made in China

Zinus Pricing and Specs

Model Dimensions

  • Twin: 39″ x 75″
  • Full: 54” x 75”
  • Queen: 60” x 80”
  • King: 76” x 80”
  • Cal King: 72″ x 84″

Price by Model

Model Twin Full Queen King Cal King
Zinus Green Tea 6 inch $112 $142 $156 $186
Zinus Green Tea 8 inch $164 $209 $238 $287
Zinus Green Tea 10 inch $187 $245 $278 $366
Zinus Green Tea 12 inch $209 $278 $344 $410 $410

Construction

Model Type Firmness Weight Thickness
Zinus Green Tea 6 inch Foam Medium-firm: 6/10 30.3 lbs for queen 6 inches
Zinus Green Tea 8 inch Foam Medium: 5.5/10 43.6 lbs for queen 8 inches
Zinus Green Tea 10 inch Foam Medium:  5.5/10 53.9 lbs for queen 10 inches
Zinus Green Tea 12 inch Foam Soft: 5/10 2.5 lbs for queen 12 inches

Zinus Green Tea Construction

Zinus Green Tea 6”

The 6-inch version in the Zinus Green Tea line is the most firm at roughly a medium-firm. All of these mattresses are covered in a knitted jacquard material that is cool to the touch.

  • Layer 1: 1-inch section of memory foam for contouring
  • Layer 2: 5-inch section of high-density foam for support at the base

Zinus Green Tea 8”

The 8-inch version in the Zinus Green Tea line is a medium on the firmness scale.

  • Layer 1: 2 inches of memory foam for contouring
  • Layer 2: 2 inches of pressure-relief foam with some bounce and cradling of curves
  • Layer 3: 4 inches of high-density foam for support at the base

Zinus Green Tea 10”

The 10-inch version in the Zinus Green Tea line has a medium-firm with thicker versions of each type of foam that make up the 8-inch version.

  • Layer 1: 2.5 inches of memory foam for contouring
  • Layer 2: 2 inches of pressure-relief foam with bounce, but still soft enough to contour
  • Layer 3: 5.5 inches of high-density foam for support at the base

Zinus Green Tea 12”

The 12-inch version of the Zinus Green Tea is the plushest in the bunch, adding a second, slightly less dense support foam to make it feel softer on your body.

  • Layer 1: 3 inches of memory foam for contouring
  • Layer 2: 2 inches of pressure-relief foam with bounce, but still soft enough to contour
  • Layer 3: 3.5 inches of higher-density foam as a transition to most dense layer at the bottom
  • Layer 4: 3.5 inches of high-density support foam for a strong base

The Zinus Buying Experience

Zinus Green Tea Trial

You have 100 nights to try out the Zinus Green Tea mattress. If you decide before day 100 that you want to return the mattress, call customer service to start a return and receive a full refund. If you’re switching from a traditional innerspring coil mattress to a memory foam mattress, you need time to get used to it. Give yourself at least 30 days to figure it out and allow your body to adapt. I’d recommend a 30-day test to anyone buying a new mattress!

Zinus Green Tea Warranty

The Zinus Green Tea Green mattress has a 10-year limited warranty called the “Zinus Handshake”. It’s a promise, you know? It applies to the original buyer for any manufacturing defects or workmanship errors. You’ll get either a replacement or a pro-rated refund. You have to use the mattress the way it is intended and not cause the problems yourself. One interesting thing about the terms: You will void the warranty if you remove the Law Tag. You know that tag you’re always tempted to rip off? Yeah, that one. Leave it alone.

Here are some other conditions that apply:

  • Need proof of purchase
  • Will cover visible sags greater than 1.5 of an inch
  • Will cover splits or cracks in materials not caused by abuse or wear and tear
  • Will cover problems with zippers or seams not caused by abuse or wear and tear
  • Must use on a solid base strong enough (no box springs) to support sleeper and mattress
  • Cannot use an electric blanket or heating pad with the mattress

Zinus Green Tea Delivery and Setup 

The Zinus Green Tea memory foam mattresses ship for free and should arrive between 8-10 business days of submitting an order. They come compressed and rolled into a box for shipment. It’s easy to unbox, unwrap and unfold on your platform. The mattresses may look thin when you first unearth them. It may take a full week, depending on which mattress you get, to reach its full height. Zinus asks that you immediately remove the mattress from the delivery box, at the very least within a week of delivery.

Zinus Green Tea Financing

Zinus works with Affirm to offer a flexible payment option. They do a “soft credit check” while you’re checking out. That type of check happens immediately but doesn’t affect your credit score. You can choose to pay over 3, 6 or 12 months, and longer terms are available for purchases from certain companies.

Zinus Green Tea Customer Service

The company behind Zinus Green Tea mattresses is available to help you via phone or email 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. You’ll get the best deal on the company website, but you can also purchase a mattress and the white-glove setup and old mattress removal service through Amazon as well.

Zinus Green Tea Availability

The Zinus Green Tea mattresses are available to purchase on the company website or Amazon.


Conclusion

The Zinus Green Tea memory foam mattress is a great choice for someone who wants an introduction to memory foam but doesn’t want to pay through the nose for the experience. The Zinus Green Tea is a budget option with good intentions and plenty of comfort for the sleeper. The Zinus Green Tea mattresses can cover a range of sleeper desires because you can buy it in four different thicknesses that amount to three different levels of firmness.

Even at this price point, the foams are Certi-PUR US certified, which means they meet certain standards by leaving out chemical flame retardants and limiting emissions. Overall the Zinus Green Tea mattresses will show you the benefits of memory foam without costing you 1000s of dollars for the privilege.


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