Muse Mattress Review
Our Muse mattress review highlights this new all foam mattress that recently hit the market with an innovative cooling technology. Muse set out to create a comfortable memory foam mattress that sleeps cool, using high quality materials at a great price.
If you like the feel of memory foam and have been looking to find one of these mattresses that sleeps cool and comfortable, the Muse may be the mattress for you!
Read our Muse mattress review to see what we feel about this exciting new mattress! Review updated
Construction and Materials
The Muse mattress is a 12″ all foam mattress made up of 3 layers of various foams.
- 2″ Top Comfort Layer – This layer is 2″ of 3.5lb gel-infused memory foam which provides cooling and comfort to the mattress.
- 2″ Support Layer – This layer is 2″ of 4lb memory foam, which provides primary support and is available in 3 firmness options.
- 8″ Foundation Layer – This layer is 8″ of 2lb. high density foam that acts as the foundation and provides deep compression support.
The cover of the Muse mattress mattress incorporates their innovative temperature-regulating fabric – Cold Wire – which really does deliver a cool sleeping surface. The mattress feels cool to the touch and sleeps cool as well which we will discuss more in our review below.
Firmness & Support
The Muse mattress comes in three firmness options, of which we tested the Medium firmness model. The model we tested we rate it at a 6 out of 10 (10 being the firmest).
The Muse medium mattress feels initially somewhat firm, as the slower response top comfort and support foam layers provide the body contouring and “sinking in” sensation that memory foam is normally known for. However, after the initial break in period and our bodies adapted to the mattress, it felt less firm.
With many mattresses, since I am a heavier sleeper, I tend to press through the top comfort layers and feel more of the support layers which are often harder and not as comfortable.
This isn’t the case so much with the Muse, however, as the thicker 12″ mattress provides enough support in the comfort layers without making me compress through them and come to rest on base support layers.
The memory foam does a great job at providing body hug and contour without feeling “trapped in foam”.
We felt the Muse mattress does a good job of providing support in all sleeping positions for both Kaye and myself sleeping as a couple.
As we are primarily side sleepers, we like mattresses that provide enough give in the top comfort layer to support our shoulders and hips, while also having the firmness if we switch to our stomach or back. The Muse mattress does a great job at this.
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The Muse mattress is quite comfortable, with the top comfort layer with the Cold-Wire cover material providing a comfortable and cool sleeping environment, while the various foam layers below work to support and contour the body during sleep.
The layers of gel foam and memory foam provide the response needed to switch positions during the night and support my heavy bodyweight with ease, without causing too much movement during the night for Kaye when I get up or move around.
The Muse has that classic memory foam body contouring and hug feel without experiencing that “sinking down into a hole” feel that traditional memory foam mattresses often feel like.
The Muse mattress is both very supportive as well as being a very comfortable mattress, and the premium materials all lend themselves to accomplishing this.
The Muse does a good job of not sleeping hot due to the gel-infused foam layers in the mattress and most impressively the Cold-Wire temperature regulating cover that feels cool to touch on the exterior and does an excellent job keeping the mattress cool.
This “phase-change” fabric helps absorb heat and really works to keep the mattress cool during the night and preventing heat buildup.
As a couple who has tested over 50 mattresses, this is a big deal for us and something that the Muse does a great job at – preventing heat buildup or causing sweating during the night.
This temperature regulating technology does a great job of keeping the Muse mattress quite cool. We did not experience the sticky feeling that we often do with foam mattresses in the least bit which was something we really were thankful for.
Sinkage & Motion Transfer
The Muse mattress does a good job with minimizing sinkage, especially compared to most mattresses we have reviewed. As we always preach, sinkage (and motion transfer) is largely weight dependent.
The fact that I weigh around 230lbs tends to have a rather large bearing on the degree of sinkage I experience when sitting and lying on a mattress. Kaye, who is half my weight, experiences much less sinkage than I do, but again this is to be expected due to her much lighter weight.
I don’t sink down much at all when sitting on the Muse at all, due to the high quality dense foam layers, which is impressive given that my heavier weight often causes me to “bottom out” when sitting on many mattresses on the market.
The 12″ thick construction is also a welcome change compared to most online “bed in a box” mattresses we have tested, which tend to average 10″ which is often too thin for our preference.
Edge support is great with this mattress, and better than most mattresses we have reviewed. The high density foams used in the construction of the mattress do a good job at providing even support throughout the mattress, including the edge.
I slept near the edge at times to test this and did not experience any of the “rolling off” the edges or having them become compressed under my weight.
Motion transfer was also excellent (minimal!) due to the all-foam construction, which is known to offer superior reduction in motion transfer between sleepers moving during the night.
This is often a big issue for us, when my heavier 230lb body moves or gets out of the bed and wakes Kaye up during the night (who as a result is often not happy!) Thankfully, this wasn’t the case with the Muse and I didn’t have to sleep in the spare bedroom 😉
Smell / Off-Gassing
The Muse mattress gets high marks in this category for not having too much of a noticeable smell upon opening the box.
There was markedly less off-gassing and odor that foam mattresses usually have, which was rather surprising to us given the all foam construction.
Muse offers pretty much the standard warranty and support offers as most “bed in a box” companies, which includes:
- 120 night Trial period
- 10 Year warranty
- Free Shipping
- 100% money back guarantee for Returns / Refunds
- SAVE $150 using our code: SLEEP
The Muse mattress is very reasonably priced, coming in at $800 for a Queen (after applying the $150 off SLEEP coupon), which is a great price given the quality materials and construction used in this mattress.
The Muse mattress is a great mattress that combines multiple layers of high quality gel foam and memory foam layers in a nice 12″ high mattress and with some very effective cooling technology in the mattress cover.
The Muse mattress provides a great medium-firm feel and good support for all sleeping styles, with that classic memory foam feel of body hug and great contouring, without feeling like you sink into the mattress.
This makes the mattress have less motion transfer, sleep cool, and have good edge support which is a great feature for couples that share a bed. The Cold-Wire temperature regulating materials really do keep the mattress cool, which is a huge selling point.
We feel that the team behind Muse really got things right and has created a vey comfortable and cool sleeping all foam mattress that delivers excellent support combined with really effective cooling technology materials, at a price that can’t be beat.
We hope this Muse mattress review helps in your next purchase decision!