Zinus vs Signature Sleep: Who’s the Best Mattress 2022?

Check out our head-to-head comparison between 8-inch mattresses from Zinus and Signature Sleep! While both mattresses have the same thickness, we will show how they differ from each other through this article. So, we selected one mattress from Zinus and Signature Sleep to help you determine which one suits your needs.

Zinus Mattress

  •  At a glance:Solid and Affordable Mattresses 
  • Headline: Zinus has been rocking the furniture industry since 1979 until it launched its first bedding products in 2004. Since then, the company grew as its list of offered products also increased over the years. But there’s one thing that never changed – it’s the affordability of Zinus products which continue to attract more customers.

Signature Sleep Mattress

  •  At a glance: Versatile and Durable Mattresses  
  • Headline: Signature is one of the best-selling brands that provide direct-to-consumer mattresses through its online platform and retail partners. Thus, you can easily find its mattresses on popular online stores like Amazon and Walmart. Available at affordable prices, Signature Sleep offers “comfort without compromise.

Quick Synopsis:

As much as we love our mattresses here, we fully understand that every customer has a different taste and preference. Thus, these are the major differences between these two mattresses so you can get an idea before you shop:

Quick Comparison

Natural materials – Zinus is popular for its natural green tea extract and purified ActivCharcoal which keeps the mattress fresh and odor-free.

Versatility – Since Signature Sleep is a reversible mattress, it offers more versatility than Zinus.

Support – Both mattresses offer excellent support but we will give more credits to Signature Sleep for its hybrid construction. Its coil springs and HD foam prevents it from sagging and losing its support easily.

Since we’ve already pointed out the main differences between the Zinus and Signature Sleep mattresses, we also prepared the smaller ones. So, keep reading to learn more about the specific mattresses we selected for this comparison.

Zinus Mattress

Best For:

  • Customers who are looking for a budget-friendly mattress
  • Relieving pressure points which trigger body pain
  • Anyone who prefers a more eco-friendly bed
  • Those who sleep on their backs most of the time
  • Keeping a moisture-free mattress that prevents odor-causing agents

For this article, we selected the 8-Inch Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress and Signature Sleep Reversible Independently Encased Coil Mattress. We chose these mattresses to identify their unique performances despite having the same thickness based on honest customer reviews.


This Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress might not be the thickest option out there but it doesn’t mean that it’s uncomfortable. It has 3 layers of materials that work together to provide the support that matches your shape and needs. Its construction starts with a layer of 2 inches memory foam that conforms according to your unique body shape and size. This foam also provides a pleasing soft layer that can improve your sleep. Its second layer consists of high-density foam that is also 2 inches thick. This layer is designed to respond to your body weight and return to its original state whenever you change your position. As the first layer of memory foam conforms to your body, this layer offers pressure relief. It reduces the pressure off your pressure points and joints to prevent body pain. Its final layer is a high-density foam that is 4 inches thick. This serves as the base support foam that keeps the mattress in good shape. At the same time, this final layer increases the mattress durability and comfort level. Its cover is incorporated with high-quality foam and soft fiber quilted knitted jacquard cover. Its cover doesn’t only offer an additional layer of softness but also an extra level of support. Most importantly, its breathable fabric reduces heat in the mattress.


Based on the comfort guide from Zinus with a scale of 1 to 10, this mattress has a 6.1 rating. 1 is considered as firm and 10 is considered as plush. This means that this mattress is not too soft and not too firm which is convenient for back sleepers. Heavier sleepers could also take advantage of its additional support from its thickest HD foam layer. Combined with all its layers, its average firmness allows it to adjust to cushion and support your pressure points. Most customers agree that this mattress has a decent level of softness to give them comfort.


When it comes to the level of support that this Zinus mattress can provide, we can definitely vouch for it. It can support your body nicely with its layers of foams and keep the motion transfer at a minimum. This means that you can sleep longer even if your partner moves a lot or take frequent bathroom breaks at night. However, users have a divided opinion regarding the mattress support over time. Some say that its level of sinking makes them feel trapped in the mattress which hinders their movement. On the other hand, some say that sinking on it makes them feel like they are being hugged.


Do you want to experience breakfast in bed without splurging big amount of money? Don’t worry because this Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress can help you enjoy that luxury without breaking the bank. This means that it is perfect for those who want comfort and luxury at an affordable cost. For less than $250, you can already get its Queen Size mattress together with all of its additional features. For its price, you can also enjoy its 100-night trial to determine whether it is worth it or not. It also comes with a 10-year limited warranty to back you up for a long time.


Signature Sleep Mattress

Best For:

  • Enjoying a 2-in-1 mattress for sufficient comfort and support
  • Investing in a long-term mattress by rotating and flipping it
  • Those who prefer to sleep on their back, side, and stomach sleepers
  • Anyone who wants the solid support of springs like in traditional beds
  • Master bedroom, guest room, and children’s rooms


Now that we’re done with Zinus, let’s move on to the Signature Sleep mattress. Compared with the all-foam Zinus mattress, this one is a hybrid reversible mattress. This means that its construction consists of a layer of foam and a layer of coil spring technology. Instead of competing with other mattresses that usually have 3 or more layers, this one only has 2 layers. Thus, its construction includes 1.6 inch layer of high-density foam as its top layer. This foam serves as its comfort layer that provides that "embracing feeling" which reduces the feeling of its springs. This top layer also reduces that sinking feeling, which is a common issue among innerspring mattresses. Moving on, its second layer is a 15 gauge of independently encased coils that is 7 inches thick. This innerspring layer guarantees an equal weight distribution across the mattress by maximizing its series of 480 independently encased coils. As the coil springs distribute your weight equally across the mattress, it allows the mattress to conform to your curves. To help you prevent body pains, this Signature Sleep mattress can also reduce the pressure on your body. Surely, this mattress can help you sleep better without worrying much about your pressure points. Not to mention because its cover is made of cotton and polyester jacquard blend. This cover provides a breathable layer of protection to the mattress that can reduce heat. At the same time, it can improve your bedroom’s aesthetics and add a soft layer to give you comfort.


If the Zinus mattress has an average level of firmness, this Signature Sleep mattress is medium-firm. On a scale of 1 to 10, we can give it a 6 out of 10 rating. This means that it is soft enough to comfort back and side sleepers while it provides customized support. Also, it can adjust to your body curves and allow your neck to rest on your pillow without being strained. Unlike the Zinus mattress, this Signature Sleep mattress is practically suitable for all sleeping positions. It’s also great for stomach sleepers and back sleepers thanks to its combination of progressive memory foam and coil spring. Thus, it also comes with therapeutic benefits.


Just like the Zinus mattress, this reversible mattress can easily adapt to your body. However, its body-contouring properties are not as excellent as most memory foam mattresses on the market. Since it only contains a thin layer of foam, your body will not sink too much when you lay on it. So if you’re not a fan of mattresses that are too plush for you to sink in, try this one. In case you also suffer from lower back issues, this mattress can also help you prevent it from getting worse. Also, its individually wrapped progressive spring coil can reduce the motion transfer across the mattress. That's thanks to its coil spring system designed to maintain vibrations to a minimum level. Instead of shaking the entire bed on every movement, its maximum number of springs focuses on your weight only. If you share your bed, you don’t have to worry about disturbing your partner’s sleep. Its pocketed coils are designed to work individually while suspended in the memory foam which separates each spring. However, the use of linen mattress cover might still give you away so we recommend getting high quality fitted linens.


Aside from the mentioned points above, we can’t miss its most important feature. As its name suggests (Contour 8-Inch Reversible Independently Encased Coil Mattress), this mattress became popular because it’s reversible. Both sides of the mattress have the same layer of high-density foam which sandwich its coil spring system. Thus, you can flip and rotate it after some time to even out its wear and make it last for more years.


Now that we’ve already covered the important things, it’s time to point out its differences. First, this Signature Sleep mattress is great for all sleeping positions, unlike the Zinus mattress. With a reversible design, this mattress can also reduce sagging and increase its durability. As a hybrid mattress, it also contains a combination of foam and spring. Thus, you can also enjoy that bounce and solid support that traditional spring mattresses are known to offer. Unlike the Signature Sleep mattress with 2 layers, the Zinus mattress has more layers of different foams to ensure your comfort. The latter also comes with natural green tea extract and charcoal to keep the mattress fresh. Though both brands offer mattresses at affordable prices, the Zinus mattress is still cheaper.


For the final verdict, here are some questions that can help you decide whether Zinus or Signature Sleep is worth it:

First, how much budget do you have?

If you’re on a tight budget, we recommend the Zinus mattress. But if you’re fine with spending a little more, we’d say go for the Signature Sleep.

Second, do you prefer a more versatile mattress?

In this case, Signature Sleep has more benefits over the Zinus mattress. It is a hybrid and reversible mattress so you can use it for extended years by simply flipping and rotating it anytime.


I am Linda Jones 26, editor of Matress1000. Our mission is to help people sleep better.