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Zoma Mattress Review

Built with athletes in mind, the Zoma Sports Mattress employs a trifecta of proprietary foam materials to help active folks get better sleep. But does the bed actually pull off this performance-driven aim?

To find out, I put this bad boy through its paces, personally assessing its construction and feel to determine exactly what kind of sleeper might benefit most from its unique vibe.

Curious for my thoughts? Then keep on reading for my Zoma Sports Mattress review. Or if you’re short on time, you can skip straight to my review summary.

Zoma Mattress
Zoma Mattress
Zoma Mattress

The Zoma has a soft memory foam feel that you'll sink into for great pressure relief. This bed was designed with athletes in mind and I think side sleepers will like it.

Brand Snapshot

Zoma describes itself as a “performance-enhancing sleep system” in that all of its products are specifically designed to help athletes, gym rats, and other active folks achieve restorative slumber. This, the brand claims, leads to better athletic performance both in and outside the gym.

To support this sporty mission, Zoma has crafted its flagship all-foam mattress as well as the Zoma pillow and foundation. We won’t be getting into these other products in this review, so let’s turn our attention back to the brand’s namesake bed.

Zoma Mattress
The Zoma mattress in the Sleepopolis bedroom

What is the Zoma Mattress Made of?

The Zoma is built with three layers of zoned memory foam, poly foam, and high-density poly foam. It’s a straightforward construction intended to be as pressure-relieving as it is supportive. The mattress also features some fun fabrications intended to amp up certain benefits for those athletic sleepers in the bunch.

To see how this all comes together, let’s take a peek under the cover!

Cover – The Zoma cover is made of a mesh-like material that’s pretty breathable, which could help hot sleepers snooze a little cooler at night.

Comfort – Below the cover, you’ll land on a layer of zoned Triangulex Foam™. In my opinion, this material is most similar to memory foam in that it has a slow response to pressure that allows the sleeper to sink in for targeted relief at the shoulders and hips. It’s a fairly thick section of the stuff, which could be an attractive feature for side sleepers to take note of.

Zoma Comfort
Pressing into the zoned memory foam of the Zoma

Transition – Up next lies a layer of the brand’s Reactiv Foam™. Like poly foam, this material has a quick response to pressure that should help curb some of the sinkage of the gentle foam above it.

Base – The base of the mattress is comprised of a thick layer of high-density poly foam. This section mainly functions to bring shape and stability to the overall structure, imbuing the bed with some foundational support.

Zoma Materials
Checking out the materials used in the layers of the Zoma

How Does the Zoma Sports Mattress Feel?

Now that we’ve taken a look at the construction specs, let’s see how these materials affect the bed’s feel, starting with firmness.

As with any feel factor, firmness is a subjective measure that can change a lot depending on one’s body size, shape, and weight. Therefore, my response to the mattress could be different from your own. For reference, I’m 5’10”, 190 lbs. and sleep primarily on my stomach.

Zoma Firmness
I found the Zoma to be pretty soft

After testing out the Zoma in multiple positions, I decided to give it a firmness rating of 5.5/10. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, it’s clear this mattress is quite soft.

If I’m being honest, I was kind of surprised by the softness. Though I was expecting to sink into the top section of memory foam, I assumed the subsequent layers of firm poly foam would curb this sinkage and lift my body up and out of the structure. However, this wasn’t totally the case, and I found I was positioned more “in” the bed than “on top” of it. This isn’t a bad vibe necessarily, but one that will probably work best for strict side sleepers in need of deep pressure relief at the shoulders and hips.

Zoma Mattress
Zoma Mattress
Zoma Mattress

The Zoma has a soft memory foam feel that you'll sink into for great pressure relief. This bed was designed with athletes in mind and I think side sleepers will like it.

Testing the Zoma Sports Mattress

But firmness is hardly the only factor to consider when buying a new mattress! So, I thought it might be useful to run some tests for Pressure Relief and Motion Transfer.

Pressure Relief

I’ve touched on pressure relief a few times in this review already, but here we’re going to fully assess the Zoma’s capacity for alleviating tension in the shoulders, hips, and lower back. To do this, I’m going to use a pressure map.

Though it sounds complicated, it’s actually quite simple: I roll this gizmo out, hop aboard, and let the map do the rest! As I move around the structure, the gadget records the force my body’s exerting on the structure, and makes a colored “map” of the pressure. Blue indicates areas of low pressure and red indicates areas of high pressure.

Zoma Pressure
I was pretty impressed by the ability of the Zoma to relieve pressure

Back – Lying on my back, I felt as though my weight was evenly distributed across the structure. I could feel the memory foam filling in the space at my lumbar region, which provided some pretty satisfying pressure relief to my lower back. However, I did feel somewhat stuck in the bed, which made changing positions difficult.

Side – When I turned onto my side, the pressure relief party really started. The top layer of memory foam cushioned my shoulders and hips as I sank into the bed, ensuring that they wouldn’t jam up too much in the night. If you’re a strict side sleeper, I’d definitely give the Zoma a look.

Stomach – However, this same comfort didn’t translate to stomach sleeping. The softness that makes this bed great for side sleepers makes it detrimental for those who sleep in prone, mostly because the gentle memory foam causes the hips to sink out of alignment with the shoulders. Strict stomach sleepers will likely want to go with a firmer structure.

Zoma Side
Sinking into the Zoma mattress

Motion Transfer

Next up, let’s talk motion transfer! This variable refers to the amount of movement detectable from one side of the mattress to the other, and could be a crucial factor for folks to consider if they share a bed with a child, partner, or rowdy pet.

To illustrate this motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from heights of 4 inches, 8 inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.

Zoma Motion
I thought the Zoma did an OK job of isolating motion transfer

These are great motion transfer results! I’d attribute this mostly to the top layer of memory foam, which works to absorb and dampen movement across the structure. Given its performance on this test, I’d definitely recommend the Zoma for couples.

Should You Buy the Zoma Sports Mattress?

You did it! You made it to the end of the review! Now’s the time when we synthesize all the information we’ve gone over and answer the question you came here asking: Should you buy the Zoma mattress? To help you decide, let’s wrap up this baby with a few final pros and cons.

Zoma Mattress
Zoma Mattress
Zoma Mattress

The Zoma has a soft memory foam feel that you'll sink into for great pressure relief. This bed was designed with athletes in mind and I think side sleepers will like it.

Zoma Mattress Recommendations

  • First and foremost, I think this could be a great mattress for side sleepers. The plush memory foam provides plenty of pressure relief at the shoulders and hips, helping to alleviate tension in those sensitive spots.
  • In general, the Zoma will work well for those who love memory foam! Though there’s some dense poly foam in the mix, the dominant vibe is one of sinkage and body-contouring.
  • Another bonus of memory foam? It’s excellent at motion isolation, as it works to absorb and dampen movement across the structure. Couples, take notice!

Zoma Mattress Complaints

  • Since the Zoma’s a fairly soft all-foam bed, I’m not sure I’d recommend it for stomach sleepers, who typically need pretty firm support at the hips and lower back.
  • Additionally, there’s not a lot of bounce to this structure, so it may not be the best fit for those in need of optimized mobility.
Zoma Lay
Testing out the Zoma

Company Policies

  • Trial – 100 Nights
  • Shipping – Free
  • Warranty – 10 Years

How Much Does the Zoma Cost?

Zoma Mattress
Zoma Mattress
Zoma Mattress

The Zoma has a soft memory foam feel that you'll sink into for great pressure relief. This bed was designed with athletes in mind and I think side sleepers will like it.

SizeDimensionsPrice
Twin38" x 74" x 10"$649
Twin XL38" x 80" x 10"$749
Full54" x 75" x 10"$849
Queen60" x 80" x 10"$949
King76" x 80" x 10"$1,049
Cali King72" x 84" x 10"$1,049
Split King38" x 80" (x2) x 10"$1,348
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Logan Block
Logan is the content director of Sleepopolis, which means he not only reviews new mattresses every week, but also curates all the comparisons, best of pages, and video guides on the site. He takes a straightforward, honest approach to his reviews and endeavors to give viewers an objective look at each new product he tries out. Logan has perfected his method by personally testing over 200 different mattresses, so he’s not only able to discern the overall vibe of a specific bed, but to contextualize its feel within the bed-in-a-box market as a whole. When he’s not hopping on a new bed or working with our editorial team to whip up an engaging sleep education guide, you can find him reading books on world history, walking his dog Pepper, or searching for the best cheeseburger in New York City.
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