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Mattress twin, Mattress queen – Shopper Guide

This shopper guide presents information that makes it easy to decide on what mattress you want to buy next – whether you are looking for a mattress twin size, mattress queen size, or even a king size mattress. The information presented here should be valuable for your decision making. In the next few sections we will first present a table of mattress comparisons from the best-sellers on Amazon. Then we will have detailed information about each mattress from their vendors. Finally, I’ll conclude with summaries of the different mattresses and what might be the best fit for you (our shopper).

Choosing the right mattress twin or mattress queen

Let’s begin our comparison shopping with a table of the best selling mattresses of twin, queen, and king sizes. Here are a list of the mattresses and their ranks on Amazon:

Bed name Rank on Amazon #Reviews Average Star Rating What people say Price Link to View on Amazon Link to details section below
Zinus Green Tea Mattress Queen #1 Best Seller 9997 4.5/5 Great overall comfort. Bad edge support. ~$280 See Details Learn More
Signature Sleep Mattress Queen #4 7036 4.5/5 Long lasting & comfortable. May not inflate properly. ~276 See Details Learn More
Signature Sleep Contour Mattress Twin #6 8,201 4.4/5 Great price, firm-but cushy, might sag over time. ~$194 (Queen) See Details Learn More
T&N Mattress Queen #9 10,846 4.3/5 Firmer, Low Price for a High End mattress. Not for side-sleepers. ~$575 See Details Learn More
Zinus Sleep Master Ultima Mattress Full #12 4880 4.5/5 Easy to clean, Comfortable. May not be good for heavy (>200 lbs) people. ~$179 (Queen) See Details Learn More

*Note: Prices are approximate. Last updated 9/19/2017.

Mattress Queen ZInus Green Tea

Mattress Queen – Zinus Green Tea

Amazon’s best-selling mattress, made by Zinus. The shopper decides what kind of features they want in the mattress. Here are the options:

Feature Benefit
Memory Foam Layer Softness
Base Layer Support foam that provides firmness.
Pressure Relieving Comfort Foam Sleep on your side with support for your spine
Airflow Foam Great for warm sleepers. Allows you to cool down at night.
Quilted Cover Dirt protection, a little more padding. Nice but not necessary.
  • Base, 6 in. thick mattress: Has a 1.5 inch memory foam top and 4.5 inches of base support foam underneath.
  • Thicker, 8 in. thick mattress: Has a 2 inch memory foam top, 2 inch pressure relieving comfort foam in the middle, and 4 inches of base support foam underneath.
  • Mid-tier, 10 in. thick mattress: Has a 3 inch memory foam top, 2 inches of pressure relieving comfort foam, and 5 inches of base support foam underneath.
  • Mid-High tier, 12 in. thick mattress: Has a 3 inch memory foam top, 3 inches of pressure relieving comfort foam, and 6 inches of base support foam underneath.
  • Top-tier, 14 in. thick mattress: Has a 1 inch memory foam cover, 2.5 inch memory foam top, 3.5 inches of pressure relieving comfort foam, 3.5 inches of base patented airflow foam, with 3.5 inches of base support foam.

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Mattress Queen – Signature Sleep Memory Foam

Mattress Twin and Queen from Signature Sleep
Another high tier mattress developed by Signature Sleep. It’s a little bit softer than the Zinus above. They seem to add a lot of support foam instead of building features like the pressure relief foam that Zinus has…but many buyers still love their mattresses. Here are the features and benefits:

Feature Benefit
Memory Foam Layer Softness, weight distribution, pressure relief.
High Density Base Layer Support foam that provides firmness.
CertiPUR-US Foam Their memory foam layer is “environmentally friendly” with low VOCs, PBDEs, TDCPP, TCEP, Mercury, etc. Most of the higher end manufacturers have these so I’m not impressed.
Knit fabric cover Thin “breathable” cover. Easy to clean.
  • Base, 6 in. thick mattress: Has a 1 inch memory foam top and 5 inches of support foam underneath.
  • Thicker, 8 in. thick mattress: Has a 2 inch memory foam top and 6 inches of base support foam underneath.
  • Mid-tier, 10 in. thick mattress: Has a 2 inch memory foam top and 8 inches of support foam underneath. Not much better than the 8 in. thick mattress.
  • Top tier, 12 in. thick mattress: Has a 4 inch memory foam top and 8 inches of support foam underneath. Highest amount of memory foam…which is the most expensive component.

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Mattress Twin – Signature Sleep Contour (Also available in other sizes such as Mattress Queen)

Mattress Queen from Signature Sleep. Also available as twin and full.

A mid-high tier mattress developed by Signature Sleep. This mattress, queen size, comes with 800 springs encased between two layers of memory foam (one on the top and one at the bottom). This mattress tends to be firmer because the core of the mattress isn’t foam based. It may also be challenging for side-sleepers. Coming in at approx $194, it’s meant for a budget conscious consumer. Here are the features and benefits:

Feature Benefit
Independently encased coil springs Having springs + memory foam makes this mattress firmer. Some very high end posturepedic mattresses also have similar “hybrid” setups.
Memory Foam Layer Softness, weight distribution, pressure relief.
CertiPUR-US Foam Their memory foam layer is “environmentally friendly” with low VOCs, PBDEs, TDCPP, TCEP, Mercury, etc. Most of the higher end manufacturers have these so I’m not impressed.
Reversible You can flip this mattress over to wear it more evenly and make it last longer. Not sure how many of you would actually do that though! Seems like a lot of effort.

This is an mid-level independently encased coil spring mattress available in multiple sizes. Available sizes include:

    • 8″ Thick Mattress

: 1.6″ high density memory foam along with a 7″ spring mattress. Yes, that does not add up to 8″…

    • 10″ Thick Mattress

: Not visible on the signature sleep website. Amazon states this version also has 1.6″ high density memory foam + 7″ coiled spring. What about the rest of the mattress? Very little information is available.


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Mattress Queen – Tuft & Needle Memory Foam

Tuft and Needle Mattress Memory Foam
An expensive but feature-rich mattress by Tuft and Needle. With over 50,000 reviews, this mattress has been vetted by several customers and a lot of the strengths/weaknesses have been analyzed. Here are the features and benefits:

Feature Benefit
Adaptive Foam Softness, weight distribution, pressure relief. Density is approx 2.8 lbs/cu.ft.
High Density Base Layer Support foam that provides firmness. Density is approx. 1.8 lb/cu.ft.
CertiPUR-US Foam Their memory foam layer is “environmentally friendly” with low VOCs, PBDEs, TDCPP, TCEP, Mercury, etc. Most of the higher end manufacturers have these so I’m not impressed.
Polyester/Nylon fabric cover Soft, “breathable”, cover. Easy to clean because it’s used in men’s clothing.
Gel & Graphite inside the foam Heat wicking and dispersion away from the body. Breathable.

All the Tuft & Needle mattresses are 10″ thick and made of premium polyurethane foam. The only customization available is to choose a size of bed. Here, options include:

  • Mattress, Twin: 75″ x 39″ x 10″
  • Mattress, Full: 75″ x 54″ x 10″
  • Mattress, Twin XL: 80″ x 39″ x 10″
  • Mattress, Queen: 80″ x 60″ x 10″
  • Mattress, King: 80″ x 76″ x 10″
  • Mattress, Cal King: 84″ x 72″ x 10″

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Zinus Sleep Master Ultima – Mattress Twin (Also available in other sizes such as Mattress Queen)

Memory Foam Mattress Queen made by Zinus - Ultima
An inexpensive mid-range mattress by Zinus, the Sleep Master Ultima Mattress, Queen or Twin size, suffers from quality issues but offers the same features as the highly rated Zinus Memoir. Here are the features and benefits:

Feature Benefit
Memory Foam Layer Softness
Base Layer Support foam that provides firmness.
Pressure Relieving Comfort Foam Sleep on your side with support for your spine
Airflow Foam Great for warm sleepers. Allows you to cool down at night. Only available on the high end “Grand Mattress”
Soft Knitted Jacquard Cover Dirt protection, a little more padding. Nice but not necessary.

Besides the “Green Tea”, I don’t see much of a difference between this and the Zinus above. Online, Zinus seems to state that the Great tea helps fight odor and bacteria. I’d love to see some data, but for us normal people, this is a great bed! Here, options include:

  • Base, 6 in. thick mattress: Has a 1.5 inch memory foam top and 4.5 inches of base support foam underneath.
  • Thicker, 8 in. thick mattress: Has a 2 inch memory foam top, 2 inch pressure relieving comfort foam in the middle, and 4 inches of base support foam underneath.
  • Mid-tier, 10 in. thick mattress: Has a 3 inch memory foam top, 2 inches of pressure relieving comfort foam, and 5 inches of base support foam underneath.
  • Mid-High tier, 12 in. thick mattress: Has a 3 inch memory foam top, 3 inches of pressure relieving comfort foam, and 6 inches of base support foam underneath.
  • Top-tier, 14 in. thick mattress: Has a 1 inch jacquard foam cover, 2.5 inch memory foam top, 3.5 inches of pressure relieving comfort foam, 3.5 inches of base patented airflow foam, with 3.5 inches of base support foam.

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Summary and Concluding thoughts – Mattress twin and mattress queen

The Zinus Green Tea is an incredible mattress. I typically have a hard time sleeping and on this thing I’m knocked out as soon as I dose off. Along with the mattress, I also purchased the “smart base”. It doesn’t look very fancy, but it’s super easy to put together and light enough to move around without a problem. I found that 2 people squeeze together on a zinus mattress queen – size, so I would suggest that you go for the cal king or king sizes for extra space.

The Tuft and Needle mattress is a close second. The T&N Mattress, twin size, has the same thickness as the other sizes of mattress queen – sized and above, so it makes choosing a mattress simple. Additionally, their customer service is incredible. I’ve always been connected quickly when I have questions about warranty, taking care of the mattress, etc. and so have other customers who’ve bought this mattress. Unfortunately, long term, the mattress doesn’t always survive. You can see quite a few reviews on Amazon that describe the sinking down in the middle and it being too firm for a side sleeper (over time…which is weird). Additionally customer service suffers if you don’t buy it directly from their website.

In conclusion, buy the Zinus Green Tea, be happy 🙂 Here’s some more information about the Zinus Green Tea.

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