Zinus 12-Inch Green Tea Mattress Review
Zinus has been in the business of manufacturing and delivering mattresses-in-a-box for over 16 years. The company started out in Seoul, but it has expanded to nine different locations across the world. To date, Zinus has provided more than 10 million consumers high-quality, expertly designed bedding products and furniture.
The company is always looking to improve and innovate its bedding products. In 2007, Zinus launched BioFoam, a material incorporated with seed oil, green tea, and active charcoal to improve mattress freshness for sleepers. In the following years, Zinus developed more technologies to ensure that its mattresses offer utmost comfort.
Zinus offers both memory foam and hybrid mattress, in a wide variety of sizes and thicknesses. The Zinus 12-Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress is one of two Zinus mattress models with green tea-infused foam. The infusions of green tea and ActivCharcoal help keep the mattress feeling and smelling clean, while the high-quality foam relieves pressure for maximum comfort.
Material and Construction
The Zinus 12-Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress is a well-made mattress featuring several foam materials and a durable cover, with the bonus of natural infusions. This mattress offers multiple foam layers that work together to cradle your body and prevent pain in pressure points.
The mattress comprises 4 layers: memory foam, comfort foam, high-density foam, and high-density support foam. The top two layers of memory foam and comfort foam are the comfort layers, while the bottom two support layers provide sufficient lumbar support.
The top layer of this Zinus mattress is made from 3 inches of premium memory foam. This memory foam layer has a density of 3 lbs per cubic foot, which is a great density rating for the memory foam layer’s thickness. This combination of thickness and density makes the memory foam firm enough to support side, stomach, and back sleepers, including combinations sleepers.
The lower density of the memory foam layer means that the material is made from larger, more open cells. This makes the memory foam softer, so it can yield to your body’s shape more easily. No matter what position you sleep in, this mattress will adjust to conform to your body’s unique contours. The low-density rating of the memory foam also gives the mattress more of a plush feel that side sleepers and stomach sleepers typically need to be more comfortable.
What makes Zinus memory foam unique is that it features infusions of natural green tea extract, ActivCharcoal, and natural plant oil. The natural green tea extract in this memory foam helps keep the mattress feeling fresh and clean, since green tea is a well-known antioxidant. Plus, green tea extract has anti-fungal and anti-toxin properties that make the mattress safer for you to use. ActivCharcoal also helps maintain the mattress’ freshness by reducing odors and absorbing moistures. Aside from green tea extract and ActivCharcoal, the memory foam layer also includes an infusion of natural castor seed oil, which is an antibacterial substance as well.
The second layer of the mattress is made from comfort foam. This foam has a high-density rating. This means the comfort foam layer has more material per cubic foot compared to similar foam materials. More importantly, the high density rating of the comfort foam makes it more efficient at providing pressure relief.
The comfort foam layer and memory foam layer work together to provide the perfect balance of comfort and support. Plus, the high density rating of the comfort foam layer also improves its longevity, which is useful since this mattress is going to see plenty of wear and tear. This 2-inch layer of comfort foam also serves as a functional transition layer between the plush memory foam and the last two foam layers, which are firmer in feel compared to the comfort layers.
The last two layers of the mattress are the support layers. Both layers are made from high-density, convoluted foam. Also called egg crate foam, convoluted foam is known for its many capabilities. Convoluted foam is designed with multiple peaks and valleys – much like an egg crate – and this unique design encourages improved airflow throughout the mattress. This helps improve the mattress’ overall comfort.
The convoluted foam in the bottom layers of this Zinus mattress has a high-density rating, so it contains more foam per cubic foot compared to other foam materials. The high-density rating, combined with the ridged design, make the bottom layers more flexible and more responsive than flat foam layers. All these features make the mattress more comfortable and supportive.
All these foam layers have the seal of certification from CertiPUR-US. The certification means that the foam meets industry standards for content, performance, and durability. The foam in this Zinus mattress doesn’t contain ozone depleters, formaldehyde, regulated phthalates, and heavy metals like mercury and lead. The foam is also guaranteed to have low emissions of volatile organic compounds. This helps improve indoor air quality, so the mattress is safer to use.
This Zinus memory foam mattress also comes with a knitted jacquard cover. The thin jacquard cover has a soft, stretchy feel and the fabric is more flexible compared to other materials used in mattress covers. The cover’s sides has miniscule holes to encourage more airflow throughout the mattress and improve overall comfort.
For this mattress, Zinus has used its patented smart technology to compress and roll up this memory foam mattress into a box. This makes it easier for you to put the mattress on your bed base. This Zinus memory foam mattress may take 48 to 72 hours to expand.
|Zinus 12-Inch Green Tea Mattress – Highlights|
|Warranty:||10 years limited warranty|
|Ideal for:||People who prefer a plush feel, people sensitive to smells, all sleeping positions, people with chronic pain conditions|
|Sizes available:||Twin 75″ L x 39″ W x 12″ H
Full 75″ L x 54″ W x 12″ H
Queen 80″ L x 60″ W x 12″ H
King 80″ L x 76″ W x 12″ H
California King 84″ L x 72″ W x 12″ H
|Quality of Materials:||CertiPUR-US certified foam|
|Differentiators:||Infusions of green tea extract, ActivCharcoal, and natural castor seed oil|
|Comparable Mattresses:||AmazonBasics 12-Inch Memory Foam Mattress
Signature Sleep 10-Inch Memoir Memory Foam Mattress
Sleep Innovations Shiloh 12-inch Memory Foam Mattress
Comfort and Ergonomics
The Zinus 12-Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress is designed to consistently give you comfort and sufficient pressure relief every night. The various types of foam in this Zinus mattress work together to keep you as comfortable as possible in bed.
You’ll feel how comfortable the mattress is even just touching its surface. The mattress’ cover is made from knitted jacquard fabric. Knit jacquard fabric is generally softer and more flexible compared to woven jacquard. This means the mattress’ cover has a more plush feel that matches the softness of the memory foam layer. Knit jacquard fabric also tends to be more breathable compared to other type of jacquard fabric. This breathability, combined with the small holes on the sides of the mattress, encourages airflow and keeps you cool as you sleep. This is especially useful since memory foam tends to feel too warm for some sleepers.
This Zinus mattress has a 3-inch top layer made from memory foam. This memory foam has a low density rating, so it has more give than high-density memory foam. This means the mattress has a softer, more plush feel. The structure of low-density memory foam features larger, more open cells, making the foam more responsive. This means the memory foam will quickly adjust to your body’s weight as you lie on the mattress. You won’t feel any pushback from the mattress; instead, the mattress’ memory foam layer yields so it can follow your body’s contours.
Another great feature of the memory foam layer in this Zinus mattress is that it distributes weight evenly. Memory foam ensures that your weight is equally distributed along the mattress’ surface. This means no part of your body bears more weight than the others, eliminating pressure points. Usually, the shoulders, hips, and heels bear more weight when you’re lying down, so these get more support.
By evenly distributing your weight, the mattress ensures that your body gets total, all-over support. This also makes this Zinus green tea mattress a great choice for all types of sleepers – side, back, or stomach sleepers. This mattress is even a great choice for combination sleepers.
By conforming to your body’s natural curves, the mattress’ memory foam layer also provides more support for your lower back. This allows your spine to remain in a neutral position as you sleep, drastically reducing the risk of back pain. Insufficient lumbar support can also place your upper body in an unnatural position, which can create more pain. When the lumbar area gets adequate support, you can wake up without muscle tension and feel refreshed and energized.
Memory foam’s ability to cradle the body and relieve pressure is also an excellent benefit for people suffering from chronic pain conditions like arthritis. The mattress doesn’t place any additional pressure on sensitive areas of the body, ensuring maximum comfort.
The second layer of foam in this mattress also contributes to its overall comfort levels. Together with the other foam layers of this Zinus mattress, the comfort layer cuts down on motion transfer across the mattress. Rather than transferring motion, the foam layers absorb the energy created by movement on the mattress’ surface. This way, you won’t wake up if your partner tends to switch positions often as he sleeps. Your partner also won’t wake up if you shift around in bed all night. With this Zinus mattress, you and your partner will get peaceful, relaxing sleep each night.
Another feature that makes this Zinus mattress more comfortable is the fact that it contains infusions of green tea extract, ActivCharcoal, and natural castor seed oil. Green tea extract and natural castor seed oil work great at neutralizing odors and keeping the mattress as fresh as possible. This way, the mattress will feel brand-new and clean even after years of use.
The ActivCharcoal infusion, made from tiny particles of purified charcoal, absorbs moisture and unpleasant odors. All these infusions come in handy if you tend to get sweaty as you sleep. You’ll be as comfortable as possible whenever you’re sleeping on this mattress.
All-foam, memory foam mattresses have a tendency to feel hot for certain sleepers. This Zinus mattress remedies that by having small holes on the sides of its cover. The holes encourage airflow through the mattress and makes it more breathable.
The ridges and valleys of the convoluted foam also improve breathability and ensure that air more easily flows throughout the mattress. All these features help make it easier for your body to get to the temperature where you can achieve relaxing sleep. These features improve sleep quality for hot sleepers, who find it difficult to reach that ideal sleeping temperature.
You can also count on the Zinus 12-Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress to offer above-average edge support. The mattress has a slightly firmer feel around the edges, which is great if you like sitting or lying down on the edge of the mattress. You won’t roll off the mattress’ edges, and you’ll be able to maximize the sleeping space on the surface of the mattress.
This Zinus mattress is also made from foam that’s CertiPUR-US certified. The CertiPUR-US seal means that the foam layers in this mattress don’t contain any formaldehyde, heavy metals like lead, and other harmful substances. This makes the mattress safer and more comfortable to use.
Durability and Warranty
The Zinus 12-Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress is designed to last through years of regular use. The mattress features layers of high-quality foam, which ensures that the mattress won’t get worn out compressing when you lay down and expanding when you get up.
One thing that improves this mattress’ durability is its extra thickness. This mattress is 12 inches thick, so you can count that it won’t fully compress under your weight. This helps prevent the mattress from sagging. You can count on this mattress to maintain its shape even after years of use. The thickness of the mattress also makes it durable enough to support heavier sleepers. According to sleep experts, people over 250 lbs will feel comfortable on mattresses at least 12 inches thick, like this Zinus mattress.
With proper maintenance, this Zinus mattress may even last you a lifetime. The infusions of green tea, natural castor seed oil, and ActivCharcoal all help keep the mattress fresh from the inside. These infusions absorb and neutralize odors, so your mattress will always have that fresh smell and feel. The ActivCharcoal complex also absorbs moisture, helping keep the mattress dry and cool. All these extra infusions keep your mattress’ interior clean so it can last longer.
These infusions go hand in hand with memory foam’s natural antimicrobial properties. The structure of memory foam discourages the growth and accumulation of bacteria and mold. This way, you can rest assured that your mattress’ memory foam layer is as clean as possible. Of course, the foam layers’ CertiPUR-US certification indicates that the flexible foam materials meet industry standards for content and durability. You don’t have to worry about the foam wearing out too soon.
You won’t have to worry about putting in much effort to keep the mattress’ cover clean, either. Though the cover is not removable, you can easily spot-clean stains through some warm water and mild detergent. This mattress is definitely designed to be as durable as the mattress’ foam layers. The cover is designed to be resistant to tears, especially at the seams. Even without sheets, this Zinus mattress will look great through the years.
This mattress isn’t designed to be flipped, but Zinus recommends rotating the mattress every 3 to 4 months. This will ensure even wear throughout years of regular use.
Like all Zinus mattresses, the Zinus 12-Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress comes with a 10-year worry-free limited warranty. This warranty protects your purchase so you’ll get value for your money.
The Zinus 12-Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress comes in 4 different sizes to suit various sleep situations. Whether you’re a solo sleeper or you have a partner, you’ll find a great Zinus memory foam mattress for your needs.
Here are the sizes available for this Zinus mattresses:
Twin 75″ L x 39″ W x 12″ H
Full 75″ L x 54″ W x 12″ H
Queen 80″ L x 60″ W x 12″ H
King 80″ L x 76″ W x 12″ H
California King 84″ L x 72″ W x 12″ H
The twin and full sizes are excellent options for solo sleepers who want that plush memory foam feel. If you live in an apartment or a dorm room, you can go with the twin size. The full size is great starter mattress. Go for a full-size Zinus green tea memory foam mattress if you have some bedroom space to spare or if you’re looking for a mattress for growing kids.
Queen-size mattresses are the most popular option on the market. These are a great choice for couples who want to sleep beside each other or even solo sleepers who want extra space in bed.
If you have the budget and the bedroom space, though, consider going for a king-size or California king-size mattress. These larger mattresses have sufficient space to accommodate couples plus kids and pets.
And since all sizes of this Zinus memory foam mattress are standard US sizes, you won’t have trouble finding bedding like sheets and comforters and mattress accessories such as protectors, pads, toppers. If you choose to put a topper or protector on this mattress, though, you might have to get deep-pocket sheets for a perfect fit.
Another thing that sets the Zinus 12-Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress apart from similar memory foam mattresses today is its price. Prices on this Zinus mattress vary across retailers, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more reasonably priced mattress in this category.
Despite its many features and quality, this Zinus memory foam mattress is an affordable option for many people. The price tag is definitely worth the mattress’ thick top layer of memory foam, which will easily adjust to your body’s unique shape to keep you as comfortable as possible. Plus, the memory foam layer comes with infusions of green tea, ActivCharcoal, and castor natural seed oil. All these infusions help keep the mattress smelling and feeling fresh and clean.
This mattress is designed to last longer, too, thanks to its extra thickness. It’s 12 inches thick, so it will keep its shape and structure even after years of use. The foam in this mattress is even CertiPUR-US certified, so you can be sure of its quality and durability.
The mattress’ longevity – thanks to its infusions and the CertiPUR-US certification of its foam layers – and its affordable price make it a great investment. Each mattress also comes with a 10-year warranty, so your purchase is protected.
Who is this mattress ideal for?
The Zinus 12-Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress is designed to cater to the needs of a wide variety of sleepers. This is thanks to the versatility and plush feel of memory foam layer.
People who want the classic ‘memory foam’ feel –
This Zinus mattress comes with a thick top layer of low-density memory foam. Low-density memory foam offers a softer, more plush feel compared to higher-density memory foam, so you’ll get that feeling of being hugged by the mattress. This mattress will easily yield to your body, adjusting to its shape and cradling your body to provide comfort.
This means you’ll get the classic memory foam feel that will help you be as comfortable as possible and sleep more peacefully.
Side sleepers, back sleepers, stomach sleepers –
This mattress’ memory foam layer is flexible, and it will adjust to any position your body’s in. So whether you sleep on your side, stomach, or back, the mattress will follow your body’s contours to accommodate your shape. This mattress also keeps you comfortable by providing sufficient lumbar support. By always giving your lower back the support it needs, the mattress ensures that you’ll wake up without pain every morning.
This Zinus mattress is also a great choice for combination sleepers. Even if you change positions throughout the night, the mattress’ surface will be able to quickly adjust to your body’s shape. This flexibility ensures that you’re always comfortable in bed.
People with pain issues –
The Zinus 12-Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress is an excellent option for people who have chronic pain issues like arthritis, lower back pain, and fibromyalgia. The mattress has a flexible, plush surface, thanks to its memory foam layer, and the layer completely cradles your body.
This means the mattress fully adjusts to your body’s shape and places no upward pressure on your body. Sensitive areas of your body, like joints and aching muscles, don’t get any additional pressure. This means you can go to sleep more quickly and wake up pain-free.
People sensitive to unpleasant smells –
This Zinus mattress works great if you’re particularly sensitive to unpleasant smells. The mattress’ memory foam layers come with infusions of green tea extract, ActivCharcoal, and castor natural seed oil. All these infusions keep the mattress smelling fresh even after many years of use. Your mattress will always smell and feel like it’s your first week of using it.
People sensitive to chemical smells will also be comfortable in this mattress, as its foam is CertiPUR-US certified. This means the mattress is free from toxic substances and harmful chemicals.
People with allergies –
This Zinus mattress is designed to be as safe for use for possible. The mattress’ memory foam layer has a dense structure, so you can be sure that mold, bacteria, and other allergens don’t make their way into the mattress. This naturally hypoallergenic feature makes the mattress the perfect choice for people suffering from allergies.
Light sleepers –
This Zinus memory foam mattress is a great option for light sleepers, too. The mattress’ foam layers absorb energy and cut down motion transfer. This means you won’t wake up if your partner tosses and turns or gets up in bed, and your partner won’t be disturbed if you do the same. This ensures that you and your partner always get peaceful sleep each night.
- The Zinus 12-Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress combines various types of foam for maximum comfort and reliable support.
- Infusions of green tea extract, ActivCharcoal, and natural seed oil keep the mattress smelling fresh.
- The mattress’ thick top layer of premium memory foam cradles your body and relieves pressure.
- The memory foam layer ensures even weight distribution for total support.
- The mattress provides sufficient lumbar support so you can wake up pain-free.
- The foam layers cut down on motion transfer to give you peaceful sleep.
- Convoluted foam layers in the mattress encourage breathability and improve cooling.
- The Zinus 12-Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress is one of the most affordable options in its category.
- Memory foam mattresses may feel a little hot for some sleepers.
- The mattress comes in limited sizes compared to similar mattresses.
The Zinus 12-Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress is a great option for people who want the classic memory foam feel, where the mattress’ top layer hugs and envelopes your body. No matter what position you sleep in, the mattress cradles your body and follows your curves so you can be as comfortable as possible.
Infusions of green tea extract, ActivCharcoal, and natural castor seed oil also improve the mattress’ freshness. The mattress will smell fresh and clean even after years of use.