Once upon a time, almost all mattresses were similar to one another. Today’s companies are changing the way we sleep forever – and of those offering unique beds, Muse is quite a standout. Instead of attempting to please everyone with a single “Goldilocks” mattress, this company offers different firmness options, plus unique cooling technology. If you tend to sleep hot and you’re looking for a mattress that helps you stay comfortable all night long, Muse may be the one! Read on for an in-depth review.
Muse Mattresses Special Features
Muse mattresses are made with high-quality Variable Pressure Foam (VPF) memory foam and other comfort components. But the similarity to most other mattresses stops there. All products made by Muse feature its unique cooling fabric, which has been designed to wick heat away from the body.
While you can’t test a Muse mattress before purchasing it, you can order a fabric swatch or follow in the footsteps of reviewers who ordered pillows to try before going forward with a mattress purchase. Once you feel this innovative cooling technology, you’ll be better able to determine whether this brand is the right one for your needs.
Muse Mattresses Materials
Muse mattresses are constructed with three distinct inner layers. The upper layer consists of cooling gel foam. The second layer, which serves as the comfort layer, is made with a different density of resilient memory foam depending on which model you choose. The comfort layer is different from most memory foam; it’s designed to offer relief from pressure points without causing the body to sink deeply into the mattress. The third layer is made with firmer support foam, which helps prevent sinking across the entire length and width of the mattress.
The mattress’s cover is made with Proprietary Diamond Breeze fabric with Cold Wire Plus temperature control yarns. This specially engineered fabric feels cool to the touch and slows the transfer of body heat into the mattress. At the same time, the cover’s polyethylene and polyester fibers wick away moisture, helping you sleep cooler. The cover can be unzipped and removed for easy cleaning.
While most people are thrilled with this cooling technology, Muse’s mattress still feels a bit too hot for a few of its reviewers. Opting for a hybrid mattress might help, particularly if you choose one such as Happsy, which features a latex comfort layer instead of one made with memory foam. Other alternatives are cooling mattresses such as Tanda or Eight. Like Muse, each of these brands offers a sleep trial. While it’s definitely inconvenient to try lots of different mattresses in search of the perfect sleeping surface, you’ll benefit in the long run!
Like most other quality memory foam mattresses, Muse’s products are CertiPUR-US® Certified to be free from harmful substances such as PDBE flame retardants, ozone depleting chemicals, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and phthalates.
Muse also offers pillows and mattress protectors, which are made with the same cooling technology found in their mattress covers.
Muse Mattresses: Models Available
Muse memory foam mattresses come in three different comfort levels, simply named “Soft,” “Medium,” and “Firm.” Like some other mattress companies, Muse Sleep offers a quick sleep quiz to help potential buyers determine which comfort level is likely to best suit their needs.
The Muse Soft Mattress is made with a conforming center layer of 3-lb memory foam for a floating, cloud-like feel. Despite its softness, this comfort level provides a good amount of give, and it rebounds rapidly so sleepers don’t feel like they’re trapped in the mattress. There’s very little motion transfer between sleepers, and while this mattress is softer than the other two, its edge support is just as good as its center support.
Side sleepers and some back sleepers tend to like the way the Soft mattress feels; those who sleep on their stomachs are likely to prefer a firmer option. It’s important to note that this mattress sleeps a touch warmer than the other two, simply because your body is resting deeper in the memory foam. If you’re on the fence about your comfort preference and cooling is your primary concern, then you may want to opt for the medium comfort level.
The Muse soft mattress comes in the following sizes:
- Twin XL
- California King
The Medium Muse Mattress feels firm to the touch thanks to 3-lb memory foam with a high deflection value, but when you lie down on it, you’ll feel it give in all the right places. Still, some reviewers find that it’s on the “firm” side of medium while others feel that it’s too soft – yet another reminder that comfort is a highly personal factor. This mattress is recommended for all sleep positions, and because it’s less cushy, it retains less heat than the Soft model. Edge support is excellent, and you’ll feel very little motion transfer between sleepers. Not surprisingly, the Medium is Muse’s most popular mattress model.
The Muse medium mattress comes in the following sizes:
- Twin XL
- California King
The Firm Muse Mattress has very little give – in fact, a few reviewers mention that it felt too firm, and returned it in favor of a softer mattress. While your body will feel completely supported by the 2.3-lb high-density flex foam that makes up the comfort layer, you may find that sleeping on your side creates pressure points. On the flip side, if you sleep on your back or your stomach, you’re likely to appreciate the way this mattress prevents your hips from sinking down.
If you tend to feel hot and sweaty at night, you’re probably going to like the cool feel this mattress provides. Because your entire body rests on the mattress’s surface, you receive better air circulation than you’ll get with the other layers, and this makes for quicker cooling all over. Motion transfer is virtually non-existent, and edge support is exceptional.
The Muse firm mattress comes in the following sizes:
- Twin XL
- California King
Muse Mattresses: Compatible Frames and Foundations
Like many other memory foam mattresses, all three of Muse’s comfort levels are compatible with a variety of frames and foundations. You can use a box spring in excellent condition, or a platform bed with slats no further than a few inches apart. If you prefer an adjustable foundation, you can use one.
Muse Mattresses: Setup, Off Gassing, and More
If you opt for a Muse mattress, it will be shipped directly to your home, tightly compressed into a roll that arrives packaged in a box. The boxes and mattresses are bulky and heavy, so get help if you think you’ll need it!
Once it has been unboxed, set on its foundation, and unwrapped, you can expect your mattress to expand within an average of one to two hours. In some cases, expansion can take as long as twelve hours. You may notice a little bit of new product odor, but this hasn’t been a major area of complaint and in most cases, will dissipate within a few days.
If you are highly sensitive to odors, you may want to consider an all-natural or organic mattress instead of one made with memory foam, because new product odor is a common factor in mattresses made with synthetic materials. Saatva, ZenHaven, Loom & Leaf, and Happsy are some great alternatives.
Muse Mattresses Trial Period
Like many other mattress companies, Muse offers a 120-night trial period. It’s not the longest sleep trial we’ve found, but it’s a little longer than the average sleep trial of 100 nights. Since most mattresses take about 30 days to break in, this is plenty of time for most people to determine whether they’re enjoying quality sleep on the Muse mattress. In the event you’re dissatisfied, the company will cover the cost of the return. You have the option of arranging for pickup, or Muse will work with you to arrange for donation to a charity that accepts gently worn mattresses. The company notes that Muse mattresses purchased via Amazon must be returned with the help of Amazon’s customer support service.
Muse Mattresses Warranty
Muse mattresses are covered by a 10-year limited warranty, which is average for most memory foam mattresses. Pillows come with a 3-year warranty, and mattress protectors come with a 10-year warranty. Be sure to read the warranty so that you know what’s covered, what’s not, and what steps you’ll need to take if you ever need to make a claim.
Need to know more about Muse mattresses? Visit the company at Musesleep.com. Please reach out with any questions you may have for us. We will be happy to help you!
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