Zinus Green Tea Twin Memory Foam Mattress

Last updated date: September 10, 2020

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9.2

Zinus Green Tea Twin Memory Foam Mattress

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We looked at the top Twin Memory Foam Mattresses and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Twin Memory Foam Mattress you should buy.

Update as October 1, 2020:
Checkout The Best Twin Memory Foam Mattress for a detailed review of all the top twin memory foam mattresses.

Overall Take


In our analysis of 11 expert reviews, the Zinus Green Tea Twin Memory Foam Mattress placed 5th when we looked at the top 8 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The recipe for our #1 best selling mattress? Refreshing green tea, plush-as-a-cotton-ball memory foam and over a decade of experience perfecting mattresses that make sleep a little more wonderful. Our Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress begins with our proprietary green tea and charcoal infused memory foam, because we’re fanatics about finding the sleep-enhancing qualities of natural ingredients. And boy, do these ingredients work! Antioxidant rich green tea helps keep your mattress fresh as a daisy, and ActivCharocal microparticles effectively block moisture that would otherwise lead to smelly smells. Precisely layered CertiPUR-US certified foams allow you to sink into this mattress just right, for a supportive feeling that cradles your achiest joints and aligns your spine. Open air pockets in the middle layer of comfort foam encourage airflow so you don’t overheat, and they also add extra comfort beneath areas that need it most, like the shoulders, hips and knees. A 10 year worry-free warranty is also included, so you can rest assured that we’ll take care of you should anything about it fall short of perfection. Simply put, this plush mattress is proof that sweet dreams really do come true.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

10.0
2 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
58,553 user reviews

What experts liked

The Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam (12 inch) is the best inexpensive mattress we’ve found, and it’s what we recommend if you’re looking for an alternative to a budget IKEA bed,
- The New York Times
A premium mattress that is ideal for those who demand nothing less than a good night's sleep.
- BestReviews

What experts didn't like

A common owner-review complaint is that the Zinus sleeps hot. Not recommended for people who are over 200 pounds.
- The New York Times
Mattress sometimes emits a pungent odor. May be too soft for some users.
- BestReviews

An Overview On Twin Memory Foam Mattresses

If you have children, you’ll likely have a twin mattress somewhere in your home. But twin mattresses can also come in handy for guest beds in rooms you use for other purposes or for setting up your child in a dorm at college.

Thanks to memory foam technology, you can enjoy premium comfort in a compact form. There are plenty of twin mattresses that incorporate the latest designs that you find in queen- and king-size mattresses. You don’t even have to leave the house to find the perfect mattress to fit your needs. You just have to know the features that will best help you.

Memory foam can be incorporated in a mattress in a variety of ways. You’ll find many are infused with gel, which can help keep airflow going through the mattress. This will give you a comfortable sleeping experience while also keeping temperatures at a minimum. If you find that you sweat while you sleep, this can be a huge plus.

Another type of mattress combines memory foam with the classic innerspring coil mattress design that has been used for decades. This design puts a layer of memory foam on top, with the coil beneath. The combined effect packs in plenty of support while also giving you the comfort you get from memory foam.

But often the comfort of memory foam mattresses lies more in the way the memory foam is incorporated into the overall design. You’ll find the foam is typically layered in a way that not only provides optimum comfort but also supports you as you shift around throughout the night. Some mattresses include ridged foam, also known as egg-crate foam, to encourage airflow while also cushioning you as you sleep.

The very top layer of the mattress — the cover — also plays a role in how well the mattress performs. You’ll want one with a cover that doesn’t get in the way of the features you’re getting from the memory foam, especially if it’s infused with gel.

The Twin Memory Foam Mattress Buying Guide

  • Memory foam does more than provide comfort. It should also build in shock absorbency, which means as you move around throughout the night, the mattress continues to conform to your shape.
  • Allergens are a problem with mattresses. If you suffer from sensitivities to irritants like dust mites and mold, make sure you choose a mattress that promises hypoallergenic features.
  • Twin mattresses come in varying profiles, which refers to their height. While the materials inside are more important than the height for comfort and support purposes, the difference between an 8-inch profile and a 12-inch profile can be pretty significant. You’ll also need to keep this metric in mind when you’re choosing bedding for your new mattress.
  • You’ll sometimes see a mattress that advertises relief for certain “pressure points.” These points are the areas of your body that are most in contact with the mattress. When you’re sleeping on your side, those areas are your hip and shoulder, while stomach sleepers’ pressure points are the torso and shoulders. For back sleepers, those pressure points are the hips and lower back. Look for a design that will provide the most cushioning in the areas of your body that tend to press against the mattress.
  • Even though sleeping on your stomach might seem like the most comfortable position, it can put quite a bit of strain on your neck and back. If you can’t break the habit, consider doing away with your pillow or maybe even moving the pillow to an area of your body that relieves pressure on your neck and back.
  • There are two sizes of twin mattresses: standard and XL. Standard twins will simply be called “twin,” but XL will be labeled “twin XL.” A twin mattress is 39 inches by 74 inches, but it can sometimes be an inch longer, at 39 inches by 75 inches. Twin XL adds 4-5 more inches to the length, making it 39 inches by 80 inches. Twin XL mattresses are often popular with teens and young adults who need a narrower bed but are too tall for a standard twin.