Memory foam mattresses come in various shapes and sizes. Their materials are differentiated to create levels of softness or firmness. Which level of comfort is best for you?
Today we are going to compare two of Zinus’ best best-selling mattresses; the Zinus Ultima Comfort and the Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress. Both mattresses are similar in their materials with the largest distinction being their level of firmness or softness (depending on what you are looking for).
While everyone’s sleep style is unique, we determined the Ultima Comfort beats the Green Team Memory Foam Mattress, because it may be more comfortable to a wider array of sleepers. The Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress seems best specifically for those who sleep on their side. Click here to see both mattresses’ prices and user reviews: Ultima Comfort; Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress.
Here’s our side-by-side comparison of both mattresses:
|Zinus Ultima Comfort (Queen)||Green Tea Mattress (Queen)|
|Dimensions:||80” x 60” x 10”||80” x 60” x 10”|
|Fabric Type:||Green Tea-Infused Memory Foam with Poly Jacquard Cover||Green Tea-Infused Memory Foam with Poly Jacquard Cover|
|Warranty:||10 Years-Limited||10 Years-Limited|
What Makes Zinus Unique
Zinus believes a good night’s sleep is more than the firmness or softness of a mattress. The materials making up memory foam could also play a significant role. Think about it, your body rubs against and breathes in this mattress for about 8 hours every day.
That is why Zinus infuses green tea and charcoal additives into both the Zinus Ultimate Comfort and the Green Tea Mattress. These natural ingredients help your mattress smelling clean and fresh. The green tea’s odor killing antioxidants eliminates body odor that can accumulate into a mattress over the years. The Activ charcoal absorbs moisture in the mattress reducing the risk of mold or mustiness.
Plus, there is an allure of natural smells. Where many memory foam mattresses or pads have a distinct plastic or rubbery smell, these additives give off something more refreshing and calming to help lull you asleep.
The Case for the Zinus Ultima Comfort:
The Zinus Ultima Comfort has 3 layers of memory foam creating medium-level firmness. The first layer is 3 inches of soft, poly jacquard memory foam to conform around your body keeping you cozy and snug. The second layer is 2 inches of breathable comfort foam to disperse your body heat and keep you cool at night. The final layer is 5 inches of high-density support foam to create a firm base and support your posture. Because of this triple-layer firmness, we believe the Zinus Ultima comfort is best for those who tend to sleep on their stomachs.
A 10-inch thick memory foam mattress infused with green tea extract and Activ Charcoal.
- Medium firmness for stomach sleepers
- Freshness from green tea and charcoal infusion
- Packaging easy to carry
- Long decompression time
- Distinct Odor
Sleep Detective Tip: Sleeping on your stomach needs a firmer mattress to keep your spine supported and straight. If a mattress is too soft, the middle of your torso could sink while the ends of your body remain slightly lifted causing aches and soreness when you wake up.
Zinus Ultima Comforts Durability
The firmness of the Zinus Ultima Comfort will keep your body straight and cozy when sleeping on your stomach. However, this firmness may not be guaranteed for all body types. While petite or average-weight stomach sleepers may find the firmness they need, taller or heavier sleepers may find themselves sinking.
This memory foam mattress has durability with Certipur US Certification, so buyers should expect longevity in their comfort and firmness.
How Do Customers Feel About Zinus Ultimate Comfort?
Overall, customer satisfaction is medium-high. We rate the Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam Mattress 8.8 out of 10.
The greatest draw was its value. Compared to other memory foam mattresses, Zinus Ultima comes is notably cheaper than its competitors. Delivery and set-up are simple and convenient. The mattress is delivered compressed in a box that almost anyone can carry on their own. All you must do is remove the mattress from the packaging and it will decompress and self-inflate.
The decompression process, however, can be a drawback. Zinus suggests letting their memory foam mattresses decompress for 48 to 72 hours. Many memory foam mattresses are delivered this way, and many have significantly shorter decompression times.
So, the Zinus Ultima Comfort may be ideal for stomach sleepers, but is it the best Zinus has to offer? To answer that question, we need to add a frame of reference. Let us see what the Green Tea Mattress has to offer.
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The Case for the Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress:
The Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress is thicker and more durable than its Ultima counterpart touting 12 inches and 3 layers of memory foam. Its extra thickness and firmness make it ideal for side-sleepers.
The top layer of 3-inch conforming memory foam sinks and cradles the side sleeper promoting the cuddled sense of snugness and safety. The next 2 inches of airflow enhancing comfort foam disperses your body heat keeping you cool and comfortable. The extra thickness and firmness come from 7 inches of durable, high-density support foam that keeps your body straight and preventing aches and pains.
The Green Tea Mattress’ Durability
Even though Zinus suggests the Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress is best for petite and average weight sleepers, their 10-year limited warranty notes a maximum weight of 250 pounds for their twin mattress and 500lbs for larger sized mattresses. The durability of this memory foam mattress is also ensured through Certipur US Certification.
How Do Customers Feel About the Green Tea Mattress?
Our review categories scored more consistently giving the Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress a total rating of 8.5. There was a greater emphasis on durability, pain relief, and overall sleep quality all of which scored medium-high.
There appears to be a consistency in value and comfort level from Zinus’ manufacturing because both were favored just as high with this memory foam mattress.
A 12-Inch thick memory foam mattress infused with green tea extract and Active Charcoal.
- Extra-firm for side sleepers
- 10-Year warranty for up to 500 lbs for twin mattresses
- Exceptionally durable
- Pressure-relieving foam
- Long decompression time
- Distinct Odor
Zinus Ultima Comfort Vs. Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress: Who Wins?
While each mattress may be more comfortable to a specific type of sleeper, we believe the Zinus Ultima Comfort scores higher than the Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress. Both memory foam mattresses had similar qualities, but the deciding factor was ultimately on softness.
The Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress’s extra thickness may be ideal for side sleepers. But we think that it might be too firm for a wider audience. Even though the Zinus Ultima Comfort is ideal for stomach sleepers, the reduced amount of firmness may be a bigger draw for other types of sleepers. Of course, a mattress cannot be universally comfortable for everyone. Zinus offers many other types of mattresses for specific types of sleepers. It is certainly worth your time to browse through their other options.