A Naturally Scent-Free Comfort Station
OK, I realize that a bed isn’t exactly a “station” but I just couldn’t resist trying to think up some way to explain what this bed truly is. This Zinus mattress is all about comfort. If I were to imagine what a comfort station would look like, this would probably be it. Not only does it promise comfort in the form of support and cushion, it also provides comfort through its natural scents.
I know, I know – I said it was scent-free and now I’m saying it’s scented. So, which is it? Well, the truth is that it’s a little bit of both. It has been infused with the natural scent of green tea as well as other natural plant oils. Charcoal has also been added. Together these elements help to dispel any unappealing scents which can gather on or in your mattress over time as you sleep and sweat. Not only will they remove those nasty scents, the green tea and natural plant oils will add a faint scent of their own. Don’t worry, though, because this is a faint and pleasant scent – the simple scent of freshness.
Everyone has their own preferences where memory foam is concerned. Trust me, I’ve locked myself into many a debate on this topic. “Firm with memory foam on top is best.” “Soft is much better. It’s like a cloud.” “But soft will squish out over time.” The arguments can go on and on.
So, your personal preferences will impact how you feel about this next feature, but I think it’s one to boast about. This mattress is made up of many layers of foam, one of which is made specifically to help it spring back to its original shape. This one-inch layer of “quick response” foam pushes the top layers back up into a flat surface much faster than any type of memory foam you will see on this website. The quick spring back of this foam helps to keep you supported throughout the night, even if you are a toss-and-turner. Many people find that traditional memory foam toppers don’t spring back quick enough to offer total comfort. By slapping a quick spring back topper like this over the top of the memory foam layer, Zinus has solved that problem.
So, you’ve already seen me discuss a special high-responsiveness layer and a memory foam layer, but would you believe that this mattress is made up of a total of four layers of foam? And that, on top of that foam, there are an additional two layers? The additional two layers are the padded quilting and the knitted jacquard cover which add a little extra comfort.
The four main layers, however, are where the real comfort comes from. Let’s start at the bottom and work our way up. At the very bottom of this mattress sits the 4.5 inch thick hard foam base. This thick, dense foam helps the mattress keep its shape atop almost any box spring (or even the floor.) The next layer is 2-inch thick comfort foam. Comfort foam is the super soft foam which helps to relieve pressure on certain points of your body by allowing the heavier portions to fall lower. It helps to keep your skeletal system (spine and other joints) in a proper alignment. Next comes 1.5 inches of memory foam. This is the foam that contorts to the very specific curves of your body, puffing up in the little alcoves of your back and side to relieve any stress from the muscles in those areas. Finally, we have the quick response foam that helps you stay comfortable as you toss and turn.
The description above is based on the 10-inch thick model. Zinus also sells an 8-inch model and a 12-inch model, depending upon your own personal tastes and preferences. The 8-inch model has only 3.5 inches of base foam, 1.5 inches of comfort foam, 1 inch of memory foam, and 1 inch of quick-response foam. The 12-inch option, on the other hand, has an impressive 5 inches of high-density foam at its base, followed by 3 inches of comfort foam, 2 inches of memory foam and, finally, 1 inch of quick-response foam. The 12-inch option will offer the most support and will likely be the firmest of the three. The 8-inch option will be the softest. This leaves the 10-inch mattress as the middle-of-the-road option.
Remember, though, that the taller your mattress the higher it will be off the box spring. This may impact how easily you can get in and out of bed depending upon your own height. It can also have an impact on the overall appearance of the room as it may sit higher up against your headboard.
If you are someone who tosses and turns all night long, one of these Zinus mattresses may be your best choice among foam mattresses. It appears to be the only one out of a line of popular, comfortable, durable foam mattresses which features a fast-reacting foam which will keep you supported all night long.
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