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What is the Molecule Mattress?
The Molecule mattress is an ultra-breathable memory foam mattress that is perfect for hot sleepers that crave the feel of foam but don’t like the heat retention a traditional foam mattress is known for. Right now this mattress is only available through their website. Once you place your order it should arrive in about 5 business days. It comes with a 100-night sleep trial where if you don’t like it after 100 nights, they will let you return it at no cost to you.
Here’s a picture of the box that will arrive at your doorstep after placing the order.
This is what it looks like when you get it out of the box and on your bed. It is compressed and can easily be opened with a pair of scissors.
How Much Does it Cost?
Below are the current prices of the mattress. Please note that they often have discounts and coupon codes to make the price more competitive. Right now they are offering $200 off prices listed below.
Twin XL $899
California King $1,399
Overview of the Molecule Mattress
Here’s a video overview of the Molecule highlighting some of its benefits. This mattress is on the softer end of the spectrum but not the squish king of soft. The foam recovers quickly but you sink into it for more contouring and hug. I think the best part of this mattress is that it doesn’t insulate as much as a traditional foam mattress. This is ideal for hot sleepers.
Who Sleeps on a Molecule Mattress?
Molecule has many athlete brand ambassadors. Their slogan is that we are all athletes meaning we all need proper rest and recovery to perform our best the next day. Here are a few athletes that sleep on a Molecule:
Nastia Liukin – 5 time olympic medalist
Susan Francia – 2 time olympic gold medalist
Ryan Hall – American record holder for marathon and half marathon
Sara Hall – 2012 US National cross country champion
Construction of the Molecule Mattress
Below are the construction details as listed on their website:
Wicks away heat and moisture to keep skin comfortably cool. As your body temperature changes throughout the night, Molecule’s advanced cover material responds dynamically, adjusting evaporation and cooling. Microban® antimicrobial treatment keeps your mattress fresh and clean.
Microban® is a registered trademark of Microban International, Ltd.
The most restorative rest happens when your body temperature is cooler. Only Molecule offers this revolutionary airy, extreme open-cell structure for consistent cooling even when compressed by your body weight. Cozy support with more than seven-times the airflow of traditional memory foam.
Active people need more support and airflow than traditional egg-crate foam mattresses can deliver. Ergonomically-engineered Molecule features a meticulously-engineered matrix of hexagon-and diamond-shaped channels that respond to your unique anatomy and promote airflow even at the deepest depression points. You awake refreshed with relief from sore muscles and joints.
The foundation of the Molecule mattress. An ample 7” of firm support fosters healthy spine alignment. Breathable materials promote even more airflow and heat transfer.
My Molecule Findings
The Molecule has a stretchy knitted cover that works well with the mattress. This is the first mattress I have reviewed where the cover is made with microban technology. Even though it has microban, I would still advise using a mattress protector just to keep it in pristine condition.
In the picture below is my 14 lb. bowling ball on the mattress. It sinks a good amount which means your hips and shoulder will get good pressure relief.
Here’s a quick video showing how much bounce and motion transfer your can expect with this mattress. There is little motion transfer and not a lot of bounce but it does recover quickly.
Here’s a peek inside the Molecule where you can see each distinct layer. The blue layer is the recoveryflo layer which has channels for air to dissipate.
Here’s a closer look at the recoveryflo layer.
My Molecule Recommendation
The Molecule is not your typical 3 layer foam bed. It looks like one and even feels similar to some others I have tried but what sets it apart is that it is one of the coolest sleeping foam mattresses I have tried. A popular way to address heat issues in mattresses is to use a phase change material in the cover which is cool to the touch but this effect is temporary and eventually, the mattress will heat up. Molecule has designed the foam and cut of the foam for maximum breathability where using phase change materials isn’t necessary.
I found this mattress to be a bit on the softer end of the spectrum and for that it may not be best for stomach sleepers but most back sleepers and definitely side sleepers will appreciate the contouring, cooling and pressure relief this mattress offers.