This $389 Memory Foam Mattress that Shipped in a Box Seemed Too Good To Be True…

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Sleep better on a budget! 😴 🛌 💤

It’s not just a dream — our team is obsessed with these memory foam mattresses. Today, I’m sharing why you need them in your home (and why they’re not too good to be true), so you can be on your way to a better night’s sleep without breaking the bank!

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I recently moved into a new house and my daughter and I both needed new mattresses – she was upgrading from a toddler bed and I was due for a new one.

Leading up to our move I spent months searching for the “best memory foam mattress” and stumbled upon many great contenders… the only problem was their steep prices to pay for comfort and not being able to try them before I buy them.

zinus box on front porch

Now, I realize that we all sleep on our beds every single night and most people spend about a third of their life sleeping on them, so a good mattress is totally worth the investment.

However, I still wasn’t willing to spend a ton of money on a mattress… an affordable memory foam mattress with great prices had to exist somewhere! Plus, we all needed new bedding, pillows, etc. which all adds up!

That’s when a friend told me about their super affordable Zinus mattress. 😍

Zinus bed with pillows

After trying it out for myself, seeing how cheap they were online, and browsing the over 27,000 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ reviews I was totally sold!

In all honesty, if I wasn’t able to try them out at a friend’s house first, I don’t think I would have ever purchased these mattresses because they’re that cheap. I’m also a firm believer you get what you pay for, so it feels good to be proved wrong this time around! 😏

Plus, what’s more convenient than getting a mattress shipped in a box right to your door?! Nothing. 🙌

white bedding with corner of mattress pulled up

These Zinus mattresses are incredibly comfortable! They’re not too soft and not too hard – they’re the perfect amount of comfort no matter what side I’m sleeping on. It’s also worth mentioning that I’ve been dealing with some back issues, including scoliosis that I was born with, and this mattress has been the best I’ve ever owned!

Here’s what I bought for my bed:

hand holding white memory foam mattress

Since my daughter was coming from a toddler bed and weighs just 45 pounds, I opted to start her off with the smallest, 6″ memory foam mattress and she absolutely loves it! She says it’s the best bed ever and so cozy. 🙌

Here’s what I bought for my daughter’s bed:

Is the mattress you need sold out? 😔

person holding phone with Amazon memory foam mattress listing on screen

Not to worry! The same thing actually happened to me at one point so I decided to save the mattresses I needed to my Amazon list. About 2 weeks later it was back in stock and another week later it went on sale for even cheaper! I was stoked to score my daughter’s bed for a great price when it was on sale!

I’ve noticed these memory foam mattresses fluctuate in inventory and price frequently so with a little patience, you can score a pretty great deal!

Here’s what two of my Hip sidekicks said about their Zinus memory foam mattresses:

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“The love I have for my son’s Zinus Mattress runs DEEP! I was scouring the internet for days as I was so unsure as to what type of mattress to get as we transitioned him out of his crib. There are just so many overwhelming options, I didn’t even know what to pick.

After talking to Sara, I decided to go with the Zinus Twin 8″ Gel-Infused Mattress and it’s been nothing short of AMAZING! His transition was also super smooth and I couldn’t be happier! In fact, he likes to go to bed even more now – every parent’s dream, right?! As for me, I go crawl in bed and cuddle with him at night because I love his mattress so much! As soon as we save up the money, my hubby & I are ordering one for ourselves!” – Amber

gray tufted bed frame with white bedding on mattress

“I LOVE MY ZINUS BED! I have been in the market for a new mattress for a while and was hesitant to go with Zinus because… well, they are cheap and it sounded too good to be true! After a couple of trustworthy friends & my 2 Hip sidekicks ordered one (and raved about them), I decided to order the Zinus King 12″ Gel Infused Mattress and even the Zinus Platform Upholstered Bedframe!

First of all, the process is simple. You order online and it’s shipped to your door in a box. That’s it! The mattress is delivered, you let it sit for 24 hours to fluff up, and it completely softened up perfectly after about a couple of weeks of sleeping on it. We’ve had it for about 4 months now and we’re both so very happy with it! I look forward to my relaxing time in my bed every single night!” – Erica

Need new sheets? Here are some of our faves!

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.

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Comments 16

  1. Kristen

    Sara, What platform bed frame did you buy to support the box spring and mattress?

    • Sara

      Hey Kristen! My bed is not a platform bed, so I linked to the boxspring I have on my bed. However, if you have a platform bed, you’re correct, you shouldn’t need a box spring at all!

    • Erica (Silly Sidekick)

      That’s correct! No need for a box spring if you choose to purchase the platform bed! This is the platform bed I got and I love it – it is so sturdy!!

  2. cindy

    Does this mattress sleep hot?

    • Sara

      I don’t think so, Cindy!

  3. Lisa

    We bought a 12″ for our guest bedroom and have received lots of compliments. I would buy again. My sister bought an 8″ and wasn’t as happy.

  4. MrsG

    We have had our king zinus for around 3 years and love it!! Anytime we go out of town, I am always disappointed with the mattresses where we stay.

  5. LuvtheBeach

    We bought one of these for our daughter’s bed. We are happy with it!!

  6. Mrsyancy

    We’ve had ours for about 2 or 3 years now and still loving it. It still looks brand new bc we put a water proof cover on it, so nothing has spilled on it. Great mattress.

  7. AWS

    We’ve done several of the bed in a box sleep trials where you can sleep for 100-365 nights and then return. Zinus was by far our favorite and the most affordable. It was the first and I wish we had kept it, but then we tried the Leesa and Nectar. They both are more expensive and haven’t been as good as the Zinus in my opinion.

  8. No

    Uh this is an ad lol

  9. Manuela

    We just purchased a Nectar in August and it is already sagging in the spots were we sleep. I have contacted customer service for a refund unbelievable fir what we spend. We had a memory foam from amazon before (can’t remember the brand) that lasted us 8 years.. We are splurging now and buying a sleep number..

    • JenB

      Make sure to try the Sleep Number before buying. My mom had one and gave it away because she didn’t like it. I didn’t like it either.

  10. janellevasqueztorres

    We recently bought the Nectar mattress and are planning to return it as it’s more firm then we hoped. Can anyone speak to how firm or plush and comfortable this mattress is?

  11. KellZoll

    Get a Zinus frame too. They’re very well made. I bought two different queen size metal frames with wood slats for my older teens. No need for a boxspring. Check prices on Amazon, Target, and Walmart since they all carry the brand. I got free shipping from Target and Walmart. One is 10″ tall and one is 14″ tall so you can slide storage boxes under them (lots of toy storage for kids. Shoes and out of season clothing for adults). Warning: If you have a headboard, make sure you can attach it to the frame you pick. Some frames don’t have holes drilled for headboards. We had to hang the headboard on the wall.

  12. KellZoll

    We have had our Tuft and Needle mattress for a few years now and really like it. Didn’t like the Casper or the Leesa when we tested them in a store.

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