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Which all-foam latex mattress should you add to your bedtime arsenal?
Will you prefer the deep hug and dual-sided construction of Zenhaven’s Saatva-owned latex bed? Or will you opt for Bloom’s multiple comfort options and deeper cradle created by family-owned Brooklyn Bedding?
Quick Comparison: Zenhaven vs. Bloom
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Comparing Construction (Materials & Quality)
This is an all-foam product made of latex. The company does not compress their beds before shipping, reducing off-gassing or wait time as the product does not need time to expand.
The cover of this 10-inch mattress is made of organic cotton and 1 inch of temperature-regulating New Zealand wool. The bed features a double-sided design that allows shoppers to choose between a Gentle Firm or Luxury Plush feel. We will look at the construction as if the Luxury Plush option is on top.
- The top layer holds a 1.5-inch Talalay latex featuring a 5-Zone Comfort Layer. The material is designed to provide enhanced support to the shoulder and hip areas, with other areas providing more compression.
- The second layer is a 3-inch Talalay latex offering soft comfort. Shoppers should experience a contouring effect that offers pressure relief.
- The third layer consists of a firmer 3-inch Talalay latex. This material helps to make up the Gentle Firm comfort setting when the bed is flipped.
- The bottom layer contains a 1.5-inch 5 Zoned Talalay latex. This is a firmer material that should offer solid support and pressure relief where needed when shoppers opt for the Gentle Firm version.
This is a bed-in-a-box, all-foam product containing latex.
The 1.25-inch Euro top inside this cotton cover should feel plush and temperature-neutral thanks to the use of Joma Wool™. This mattress is 10-inches tall.
- The initial layer holds a 3-inch Talalay latex designed to be responsiveness with good bounce. It should wick away moisture and contour slightly to the body.
- The base layer contains a 6-inch Talalay latex core which should provide stability to the overall mattress system. This material is designed to be breathable to promote airflow and should provide pressure relief to the sleeper.
Comparing Firmness (Support & Feel)
Our comfort (firmness) scale should help shoppers determine how either bed should feel when they get the chance to get up close and personal with them. We use a system of 1-10 to assign rankings to each item, indicating how firm or soft they are. In this scale, a score of 1 should feel very soft and a score of 10 should be the firmest feel possible.
Zenhaven’s Gentle Firm option has a score of 7, which should feel medium-firm or firm to most people. The bed’s Luxury Plush setting is ranked a medium-soft 4.5.
Bloom is available in 3 comfort options, soft, medium, and firm. The firmest option has a firm 8.5 score. Medium features a medium to medium-firm 6.5 and the softest version is ranked a medium 5.
Most of these scores are quite comparable, but if you are looking for a softer option, Zenhaven should work well. People seeking a substantially firmer feel might prefer Bloom.
Both beds should feel plush and temperature-neutral at first because of the wool and cotton covers. Lying on the Zenhaven, shoppers will experience alternating pressure relief or support thanks to the zoned areas in the comfort layers. Bloom is also likely to provide high levels of pressure relief due to its all-foam construction supported by a firmer base for spine alignment.
Comparing Sinkage and Bounce
Lying on the soft side of the Zenhaven, shoppers should sink into a deep hug that conforms to the body, while the firmer option should only allow a gentle cradle. Bloom also offers sinkage, though people may find themselves floating a little more, resulting in a deeper cradle as they sink into the topper and are then supported by the foams below. The firmest Bloom may provide a gentler cradle.
They both utilize materials that should be quick to reform. This should reduce impressions, allowing sleepers to move around easier.
Both brands should offer moderate levels of bounce, which should promote easy repositioning for combination sleepers, especially when combined with the fast response of the latex. If ease of mobility is a major concern, Bloom may be a good option as the slightly lesser sinkage should reduce resistance to movement a little more.
Comparing Motion Transfer
Because of the higher levels of bounce, either mattress may allow more motion to travel throughout the mattress than what might be found in a dense memory foam product. There should still be much less motion transfer than a traditional innerspring would allow. Most sleepers should be able to rest easy on either mattress without suffering too many disruptions from restless partners.
Comparing Edge Support
Shoppers should be able to expect similar performance from either item in the area of edge support. There should be some compression when lying on the edge but people shouldn’t feel like they might roll off the bed. This should allow sprawlers to hug the edge comfortably without sacrificing comfort or stability.
Zenhaven vs. Bloom Compared Side-by-Side
|Cover||Organic cotton, New Zealand wool||Joma Wool™, cotton|
|Materials||Talalay latex||Talalay latex|
|Cooling||Pinholes in latex, wool||Wool, breathable latex|
|Firmness||4.5/10, 7/10||5/10, 6.5/10, 8.5/10|
|Sinkage||Deep Hug||Deeper Cradle|
|Warranty||20 years||10 years|
|Trial Period||120 nights||120 nights|
|Certifications||OEKO-TEX® and GOTS certified||OEKO-TEX®|
|Adjustable Base Compatible||Yes||Yes|
|Shipping||Free in the United States and some parts of Canada, free White Glove Delivery is available||Free in the contiguous United States, can ship to Hawaii, Alaska, or Canada for an additional fee|
|Made in the USA||Yes||Yes|
|Size||Zenhaven Price (w/o discount)||Bloom Price (w/o discount)|
Should I Buy Zenhaven or Bloom?
Both brands may seem very similar because of their latex construction and wool and cotton covers. You will find a few key differences between each product listed below, along with suggestions for which sleepers these features should work best for.
We Would Recommend Buying Zenhaven if You are Looking for:
- Double-sided comfort options. Stomach, side, or back sleepers can choose the right level of comfort for their individual needs by simply flipping the bed to the Luxury Plush or Gentle Firm settings.
- Are a curvier side sleeper. Both beds are available in a variety of firmness options. This model’s Luxury Plush is ranked as the softest option between the two, which should offer pressure relief and a soft feel suitable to side sleepers who have curvier figures.
- Zoned comfort. The top layers of either side of this bed are designed to provide compression and pushback where the body needs it most.
We Would Recommend Buying Bloom if You are Looking for:
- Multiple comfort options. This product is available in firm, medium, or soft versions. Shoppers can choose the setting that suits their position preferences to create the optimal comfort for each sleeper.
- Are an exclusive stomach sleeper. Because the firm model of this product holds the firmest score on this list, it should be a great fit for stomach sleepers requiring firm support in the hips.
- A deeper cradle. Some sinkage should be present, though shoppers should float closer to the top in what could be described as a deeper cradle. Good levels of bounce and fast-responding foams should promote easy repositioning.
Shoppers on the prowl for an all-foam, latex product with built-in temperature regulation can’t go wrong when choosing between these two beds. Varying comfort options and levels of sinkage are the main distinctions, allowing people of all preferences to find something they can enjoy.
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