The mattress industry has been drastically changing over the last few years. We have moved from the traditional shopping experience of buying an innerspring mattress at a brick-and-mortar store to purchasing primarily foam mattresses from online retailers.
Online mattress purchases are quickly overtaking in-store purchases and unlike innerspring mattresses, memory foam mattresses tend to have customer satisfaction ratings upwards of 80%.
Zinus Cloud Vs. Green Tea Infused Mattress: So which memory foam mattress is better?
After researching both mattresses, we feel that the Zinus Cloud is the better mattress suitable for a wider variety of body types and sleeping styles.
The Zinus Cloud
The Zinus Cloud is a mattress made with comfort and pain relief in mind. It is a plush, luxurious memory foam mattress designed to relieve pain-causing pressure points in your hips, back, and shoulders. The memory foam is CertiPUR-US certified so it’s free from ozone-depleting substances, mercury, lead, and formaldehyde.
The Cloud is conveniently compatible with a variety of different bed bases and frames including platform beds, slatted foundations, Bunkie boards, box springs and even adjustable bases.
- CertiPUR-US certified
- Memory foam top layer and plush level of firmness has pressure relieving qualities
- Available in a range of thicknesses from 8 inches to 12 Inches
- Very little motion transfer to stop you feeling the movement of your partner
- Reports that the mattress doesn’t expand to full size after unboxing
- Too firm for comfort and pain relief even in 12-inch-thick model
- Lacks durability
- Non-removable cover
- May sleep hot due to the lack of cooling technology
- Questionable edge support
Zinus Cloud Size and Thickness Options
The Zinus Cloud comes in four sizes and three thicknesses which effect the firmness of the mattress. This allows you to pick the perfect level of firmness that is right for your body and sleep style.
8” Thickness: Firm
The 8” Cloud is made up of a two-inch-thick micro-fiber and foam quilted cover, one inch of memory foam, one and a half inches of comfort foam and three and half inches of high-density base support foam.
This mattress is the firmest option and is great for back sleepers. Those who suffer from back pain or prefer to sleep on their side may find this thickness too firm to be comfortable.
10” Thickness: Medium Firm
The 10” mattress features a two-inch-thick micro-fiber and foam quilted cover, one and a half inches of memory foam, two inches of comfort foam and a four and half inch high-density support foam base. This mattress will feel softer and contour to your body more than the 8” option.
12” Thickness: Medium Plush
The 12” mattress option is the plushest and most popular option. It features a two-inch-thick micro-fiber and foam quilted cover, two inches of memory foam, three inches of comfort foam and a five inches high density support foam base. The memory foam in this mattress conforms to your body providing pressure relieving comfort without sacrificing support.
Who Should Buy This Mattress?
The Zinus Cloud is best suited for back sleepers and side sleepers who weigh less than 200lbs. Due to very little motion transfer, couples may also really like this mattress and their movements won’t disturb each other.
Who Should Avoid This Mattress?
Stomach sleepers and any sleeper over 200lbs will most likely find that the Zinus Cloud doesn’t provide enough support. It also doesn’t feature any cooling technology so if you are a hot sleeper or prone to night sweats, this mattress will not be comfortable for you.
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The Zinus Green Tea Infused Mattress
The Green Tea Infused Mattress is Zinus’ number one selling mattress. The Memory foam is infused with green tea and charcoal which keeps the mattress fresh, odorless, and dry. Just like the Cloud, this mattress is also made of CertiPUR-US certified foam and is designed to hug your body while still providing ample support.
This mattress is very much a traditional memory foam mattress with very few bells and whistles. If you prefer the feeling of memory foam that allows your body to sink down for optimal comfort, you will like this mattress.
This mattress tends to be most comfortable for side sleepers because it relieves pressure points, however, back and stomach sleepers usually complain that it just doesn’t provide enough support.
A memory foam infused with grean tea and charcoal which keeps the mattress fresh, odorless, and dry.
- Available in a range of sizes and thicknesses so you can customize your mattress
- Comfort and pressure relief
- Green tea and charcoal keep you dry and odor free
- Very basic
- Cannot remove the mattress cover
- Can produce a strong smell for the first few days to weeks
- Questionable edge support
- Not good for hot sleepers
- Not suitable for heavier body types
Size and Thickness Options
Each mattress option is made of four layers of foam of varying thickness. There is a bottom layer of support foam, then a layer of high-density foam, followed by a layer of comfort foam, topped with a layer of memory foam. Each mattress comes with a non-removable jacquard cover for added softness.
6-inch Mattress- Medium Feel
If you prefer a low-profile bed this is the thinnest option. This is ideal for kids or individuals weighing under 130lbs.
8-inch Mattress- Medium Feel
This mattress is still low profile but provides a little more support than the 6-inch option. A side sleeper will be most comfortable on this option, but it probably won’t provide enough support for a stomach or back sleeper.
10-inch Mattress- Plush Feel
The 10-inch option will provide a softer feel than the previous two options. It has two and a half inches of memory foam that will conform to your body providing pressure relief especially for side sleepers.
12-inch Mattress- Plush Feel
This is the thickest option for the Green Tea Infused Mattress and will provide a deep body contour. It is the softest option and is ideal for those who like the feeling of sinking into a mattress rather than sleeping on top of one.
Although it is a great budget option mattress, I would not recommend the Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress for every night sleep. This mattress is more suited for a guest room. This mattress is a very basic memory foam mattress that may not be comfortable for all sleeping positions or for body types over 200lbs.
The Zinus Cloud is a better option for every night sleeping and seems to provide more comfort and support for more varieties of sleep positions and body types.
Zinus provides a 100 night at home risk-free sleep trial so if you are unsure about which mattress is right for you, you can try them risk-free. Zinus also provides a ten-year limited warranty so you can protect your investment.