Muse Mattress Review 5

Muse Mattress

9.1

Motion Transfer

9.0/10

Affordability

9.0/10

Unique Features

8.7/10

Off Gassing

9.3/10

Trial Period

9.5/10

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The Muse mattress comes in three different comfort levels so you can choose the one that best suits your preference. A queen size retails for $900. What sets this mattress apart from the other all foam mattresses in the market is that they incorporate a unique technology in their mattress cover. It’s called Cold Wire Technology and it definitely works.

Overview of the Muse Mattress

Muse Mattress 1

You can order the Muse mattress direct from their website. They offer a sleep personality quiz that guides you to the ideal Muse mattress and pillow firmness for your sleep type. Below is a video of me on the mattress explaining some of the features and benefits.

Here’s a video which shows some of the highlights of the Muse Mattress

Construction of the Muse Mattress

According to the Muse website, the construction of the medium firmness mattress which I received are as follows. I was especially impressed with the cold wire technology in the cover which is cool to the touch and absorbs body heat.

Muse Mattress ConstructionCOLD WIRE PLUS COVER
Responding to a plethora of complaints relating to temperature, we went overboard by bringing you a phase-changing cooling fabric called Cold Wire Plus that keeps you cool and comfortable throughout the night. Its unique temperature absorbing properties help to moderate overheating for those that are prone to sleeping hot.

 

COOLING GEL
A 2″ layer of 3.5 lbs. density gel-infused memory foam cradles you while keeping you cool.

HIGH-GRADE MEMORY FOAM
A 2″ layer of 4 lbs. density memory foam creates a durable, adaptable, and comfortable layer that’s delivered in three levels of firmness.

HIGH DENSITY CORE
An 8″ layer of 2 lbs. density foam creates a high-quality, sturdy foundation that provides an even level of support for the mattress.

My Muse Findings

Sleeping on the medium firm muse was a great experience. The density of the top layer of foam feels similar to that of the Novosbed. It is very dense which provides great pressure relief and support. The only trade-off is that it is a little slower to recover. A common complaint among the dense memory foam mattresses is that they tend to sleep hot. Muse addresses this issue head on with their cold wire technology.

Here’s a video using my thermal camera to help illustrate heat dissipation on the mattress.

You’ll notice that in about 1 minute the imprint on my had has just about completely faded. This is one of the fastest cooling covers I have tested.

The Muse mattress also handles motion transfer very well. Again, because of the dense foam, it will absorb motion well and keep your partner from waking you. Here’s a video of me dropping a 14lb. bowling ball on the mattress:

Below is a video that shows the inside of the Muse mattress and how each layer reacts.


This mattress will sink slightly but not as much as most foam mattresses. I imagine the softer version would sink more and the firm version would sink even less than the medium. Because it doesn’t sink as much, you will have fewer issues with heat retention.

muse-sink

My Muse Mattress Recommendation

The Muse mattress is a great choice for hot sleepers that crave that traditional foam feel. Often a trade-off for dense foam is heat retention. This mattress is made in the USA and I noticed little off-gassing. This may be because they let the mattress breathe a bit before wrapping and shipping.

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19 thoughts on “Muse Mattress Review”

  1. Muse is weird. I was interested in their mattress in spite of them being made in china and not even certipur. I was unsure if I wanted the medium or firm. Customer service when I called said layers in medium and firm are the same except the 2nd layer. So I asked what are the second layer specs and she wouldn’t tell me. Said someone would call me back they never did. What’s the big mystery? It’s not the first time I have asked them this

    1. @Treasure, I’m really sorry that we didn’t get back to you at that time. We were in the process of transitioning from the bed we prototyped in China and the densities as well as deflection/compression (ILD) values were being updated. If you look on our mattress page, you’ll see the precise densities associated with the middle layer which does indeed affect the feel of the mattress. We’ve basically flanked 15% off of the “Medium” comfort option (which is about a 6 out of 10 based on measuring the beds of competitors’). So, the soft would end up around a 4.5-5 and the Firm a 7-7.5 (more or less.

      Hope this helps and apologies that we didn’t get back to you with the precise level of information expected.

      Gabe Dungan
      Co-founder, Muse Sleep

  2. Love my Muse! I ordered a firm king-size mattress and couldn’t be happier. The fabric really is cool and keeps me comfortable all night long.

  3. I’ve been searching for a “cooling” mattress for my husband and I (we live in California and at times our house can be unbearable if our thermostat isn’t blasting A/C). We keep coming across Muse and Bear. How would you compare the cooling features of these two?

  4. HI! I’m debating between trying the Muse and the Layla mattress. How would you compare the two both for softness/firmness (I’m a side sleeper) and for keeping cool?

  5. Thoughts on the Muse mattress compared with the Layla? Is one softer and/or cooler. I’m a side sleeper who got a Saatva and it is too firm… Trying to decide what to get instead.

  6. Partner & I are deciding between a few mattresses. Looking at Layla, Muse, Tomorrow (memory foam).

    Both 200 lbs.+ and rotate between sides/ some stomach. Need it to be cooling.

    What do you recommend?

  7. deciding between Amerisleep AS4 and Muse soft. I am a 105 pound side sleeper with lower back and shoulder issues. Big price difference! but I want the best for me…

  8. Hi,
    I’ve really enjoyed reading your reviews and appreciate the videos and thoroughness of the documentation. I’m looking for a “firmer” and “cooler” bed than the Beautyrest Evie “luxury firm” we have currently. There’s too much sink in the top layer for me. I like to sleep on my back, but have found I’m tossing and turning and only getting comfortable on my side (and ending up with all sorts of pain as a result). Based on your reviews, I’m narrowing in on Muse or Purple… any recommendations?
    Thank you!

    1. Between the two the original purple would probably be the better choice as it is a firmer mattress and will sleep cooler.

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