Zoma Mattress Review
Everything you need to know about the Zoma sports mattress, which is specifically designed for athletes.
Last Updated: October 4, 2020Matt Ross
Zoma Sleep is a fairly new direct-to-consumer mattress company that doesn't dance around who they are targeting. If you peruse the company's website, you'll quickly see that Zoma is going after people who live an active lifestyle. The company claims its mattress aids in muscle recovery, improves athletic performance and allows you to get a deeper sleep. Let's explore whether the bed lives up to the hype in this full review.
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Athletes or people who live an active lifestyle
If you’re looking for an accommodating medium firmness bed
Shoppers with a budget below $500
If you’re looking for an overly soft or firm bed
Zoma Mattress Overview
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Honest Zoma Mattress Review Video
If you’re familiar with The Slumber Yard, you know we’re big fans of video. We believe it’s the best way to actually see and learn about online beds. Here’s our review video of the Zoma mattress.
We can only share so much information in a video, though. Keep reading for more details regarding the Zoma mattress.
Zoma Mattress Pricing
The Zoma mattress falls just below the industry average in terms of pricing. The primary five sizes (twin-king) fall below the $1,000 mark. All in all, Zoma is about $100-$200 cheaper than popular bed-in-a-box brands such as Casper, Leesa and Purple. Here’s how MSRP breaks down by size.
|King / Cal King||$950|
Plus, the company regularly runs sales and promotions, which lowers the price of the mattress even more. Typically, you can expect to receive at least $50-$100 off your purchase. Check the green discount box located on your screen to see what kind of savings you can score in real time. Chances are there is a coupon code or promo code you can use to save some money.
Zoma Three-Layer Foam Design
Zoma is an all-foam bed that is comprised of three different layers. In that respect, the bed has a very standard construction. There are dozens of foam beds online that are made up of three different layers and total the same thickness. However, if you take a look under the hood, the Zoma mattress actually has some unique layers. Here’s what’s inside the bed starting from the bottom.
- Support+ Foam – This is the foundation for the mattress. It’s a thick, high-density foam that provides stability for the entire bed.
- Reactiv Foam – This is a proprietary foam that acts as a transition in the bed. It’s designed to be responsive and supportive.
- Triangulex Memory Foam – This is what makes the Zoma mattress unique. The top layer contains hundreds of small triangular segments designed to deliver pressure relief and support exactly where you need it.
Wrapping the bed is a sleek, breathable fabric cover that is supposed to wick heat and moisture away from your body. As a side note, the cover on the Zoma mattress is one of the cooler ones we’ve ever seen. It really does make the bed look like it belongs in the home of a famous athlete.
Although the cover technically is removable, we wouldn’t recommend doing so. If the cover happens to get dirty, just spot clean it with warm water and soap instead of unzipping it and throwing it in your washer.
Zoma Feel & Firmness Analysis
Although the top layer on the Zoma mattress has some unique characteristics, let’s not forget that it’s still technically memory foam. Accordingly, the bed has a memory foam feel.
However, it’s not the standard memory foam feel you’re used to. We say that for two reasons. First, you can slightly feel the tiny ridges from the triangular segments under your shoulders, neck and legs. Second, the memory foam doesn’t quite hug or wrap your body as much as the memory foam layers in the Nectar mattress, for example. You can still definitely tell you’re laying on memory foam, it’s just not quite as dense or distinct. Here’s a closer look at the special memory foam top layer.
Overall, it’s a very comfortable bed. We think most people will really like it. Our testing team sure did. The other nice thing is that there’s really not much resistance when you go to switch sleeping positions, which is uncommon for beds with memory foam top layers.
As far as firmness goes, we think the bed lands near the center of the firmness scale. We give it about a medium rating. The bed is soft and comfortable, yet it also provides the necessary support to keep your spine properly aligned.
Keep in mind, firmness is a personal subject. The Zoma mattress will feel different to various size individuals. It largely depends on your weight and body type. For example, heavier people will likely think the Zoma bed belongs closer to a medium-soft rating, while more petite individuals will think it lands closer a medium-firm.
Ideal Sleeping Positions For The Zoma Mattress
To put it simply, we think the Zoma mattress is ideal for sleepers in all positions. We say that because the bed achieves an excellent balance between support and comfort.
Back and Stomach Sleepers
Back and stomach sleepers receive the reinforcement they need so that their hips don’t sink too far down into the bed. This means you shouldn’t wake up with any aches or pain if you spend a lot of time on your back or stomach.
Side and Combo Sleepers
Side sleepers will appreciate the comfort and pressure relieving characteristics of the special memory foam top layer. Lastly, as we stated earlier, the bed is also a nice option for combination sleepers since you really don’t feel much resistance when you switch between positions.
Small & Average Size Individuals
Although we say the bed is ideal for all types of sleepers, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s ideal for all types of people. When it comes to body size, we think the Zoma mattress is best for small and average size individuals.
Heavy people who weigh more than 250 pounds are a different story. That’s not a criticism of the Zoma mattress by the way. We pretty much always recommend larger individuals choose hybrid mattresses that contain coils over all-foam beds. Coils, in general, last longer and are more supportive than dense support foams, which is crucial given big folks place a lot more stress and pressure on a bed compared to smaller people.
If you are a larger individual, we’ve got good news. The company recently introduced a hybrid version of the Zoma mattress (aptly named the Zoma Hybrid mattress).
Zoma Hybrid Mattress Review
As we mentioned above, the Zoma Hybrid is a new addition to the company’s product offering. To cut to the chase, it’s essentially the same bed as the foam model, except for a few key differences.
- Coil Foundation – As its title implies, the Zoma Hybrid utilizes pocketed coils for its foundation. This makes the bed a more ideal choice for heavy people since coils tend to provide more support than foam foundations.
- Additional Bounce – In addition to more support, the coils also give the Zoma Hybrid a little more bounce compared to the all-foam version.
- Higher Price Point – To upgrade to the Zoma Hybrid, it will cost you an extra ~$300. The simple truth is that coils are a more expensive bedding material than dense foam.
- Feel – Although the Zoma Hybrid technically uses the same comfort layers as the all-foam model, we noticed during our testing that the hybrid model has a bit more of a neutral-foam feel rather than a memory foam feel (most likely due to the responsive nature of those coils).
That’s the short story with the Zoma Hybrid. We’d recommend upgrading to this model if you (1) weigh over ~225 pounds; (2) like beds with more of a neutral-foam feel; or (3) generally prefer hybrid beds over all-foam ones.
Do Zoma Beds Sleep Hot?
Although Zoma, like most online mattress companies, plays up how their bed sleeps cool, we give it a temperature neutral designation. This means we think the bed itself won’t be the primary reason why you sleep warm or cool.
Temperature regulation is a very sensitive and tricky subject. The truth is, once you get passed all the marketing jargon, there are often a multitude of external factors that also affect sleeping temperature. For example, the climate you live in, the insulation in your home and the pajamas you wear to bed all play a role in how warm or cool you sleep.
As such, unless the bed we are testing is cool-to-the-touch, actually sleeps noticeably cold or incorporates special cooling textiles, materials or technology, we give most mattresses neutral ratings. There are only a handful of beds that we’ve tested that we would consider cooling mattresses.
Is Zoma A Good Mattress For Couples?
Yes, the Zoma mattress will certainly work for folks who share a bed with a partner or pet. We say that because the mattress provides pretty decent edge support and also does a good job of limiting motion transfer. These are two important factors for couples in particular.
First, the motion transfer subject is important because no one wants to be jolted awake every time their significant other switches positions or gets up to grab a glass of water. If you sleep with someone else, you’ll want a bed that is able to deaden the movement that originates from your partner. Luckily, the Zoma mattress does this very well. We don’t envision couples having any issues in this regard.
Moving on, the Zoma mattress is fairly solid around the perimeter. Sure, coil beds are usually a little better when it comes to edge support, but Zoma definitely can hold its own. Again, we don’t see any major issues in this regard. Edge support is especially notable for couples who share a smaller size mattress like a full or queen. The last thing you want is a mattress that significantly compresses around the perimeter, which forces both people to hug the middle of the bed.
Zoma Mattress Review Verdict
Through the lens of an average online shopper, there’s a lot to like about the Zoma mattress. The bed has a comfortable yet fairly unique memory foam feel, it’s affordable (queen size less than $800 after discounts) and it properly accommodates sleepers in all positions. Really, the only downside you can point to is that the mattress is probably not the best choice for shoppers seeking a bed with a specific firmness profile (i.e. extra plush or super firm).
Now as far as whether the bed truly “facilitates faster muscle recovery, improves athletic performance and promotes deeper sleep” is another question. Let us be clear, we’re not scientists here at The Slumber Yard. We’re just average joes who have tested well over 100 online mattresses so it’s tough for us to say for certain. In all honesty, what we think the company is trying to say is that their mattress will help you get better sleep, which in turn will naturally help with recovery, performance, reaction times, stamina, etc. The company is not saying that if you sleep on their bed, you’ll be exposed to a magic elixir and you’ll wake up and be able to run like Usain Bolt.
With that in mind, we feel comfortable saying that yes, the triangular sectional design and proprietary foams may help athletes get better sleep (especially if you’re currently sleeping on an older bed), which will obviously lead to improved performance throughout the day.
Zoma Sleep Company Policies
Zoma matches the industry standards in regards to customer policies. The company offers free shipping, free returns, a 100 night sleep trial and a 10 year warranty with their beds. If you’re unfamiliar with the bed-in-a-box industry, these terms may sound like a foreign language so allow us to explain.
After you purchase online, the Zoma mattress will ship for free directly to your door. The bed will arrive compressed and rolled-up in a 19″ x 19″ x 42.5″ cardboard box. Note that if you live in Hawaii or Alaska, the company does charge a shipping fee, but if you live in the lower 48 states you won’t have to pay a dime. After the box is delivered, simply move it to your room, cut the plastic and roll the bed out onto your frame or foundation. It’s as easy as that. It’s also recommended you give the bed at least 24 hours to fully inflate before you officially sleep on it.
Also, once the box is delivered, the company’s 100 night sleep trial begins. This is your chance to really test the bed and decide whether it’s right for you. If you end up liking the mattress, fantastic, it comes backed by a 10 year warranty. If, during the first 100 nights, you decide the Zoma bed is not quite right for you, don’t worry, you’re not stuck with the bed. That’s why they call it a sleep trial. All you have to do is contact the Zoma customer support team and they’ll arrange for the bed to picked up and for you to receive a full refund. Please note, the return process is not instantaneous. It may take up to 2-3 weeks for the money to be credited back to your account.
The company sent us this mattress for free so that we could test it. Please keep in mind that The Slumber Yard is an independent reviews site. That means the brand had no control over the content provided in this review. The views and opinions expressed belong to us and us alone.
Yes, the Zoma mattress is manufactured right here in the USA. The company is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
The company sells its own foundation, however, the Zoma mattress is also compatible with most platforms, frames and adjustable bases. The key is that your foundation is flat, sturdy and does not have any give.
Yes, the materials inside the Zoma mattress are all CertiPUR-US certified. That means the materials are made without unhealthy materials like ozone depleters, flame retardants, etc.
After purchasing online, the Zoma mattress will normally ship out within 3-5 business days. From there, it may take an additional 1-5 business days to arrive at your home. However, weather and other circumstances may affect shipping times.