Full Molecule Mattress Review

The Molecule mattress has been constructed using superior quality foams and materials that collectively aim on providing the best recovery-focused sleep by maximizing support, comfort, and heat dispersion.

The company uses a Variable Pressure Foaming process which is one of the most environmental-friendly processes in the industry.

Also, Molecule mattresses are antimicrobial and non-toxic.

The company claims the mattress to be AIR-ENGINEERED for optimal sleep, which implies that the company has used the science of sleep to optimize their bed, in order to provide a 100% restful, and deep sleep.

What Type of Mattress is the Molecule?

The Molecule mattress has been uniquely designed, engineered, and constructed to offer an exclusive sleep system that provides optimal comfort, support, and also maximizes airflow.

the molecule mattress from an angle

The heat transfer technology is quite brilliant and helps in mitigating core body temperatures which lead to an increased amount of time spent in the slow wave sleep.

The slow wave sleep is the deepest stage of sleep and it has been verified that more time spent in this sleep stage helps in muscle recovery as well as increases production of important hormones.

How Firm is it?

The mattress is presented with a medium-firm level of firmness which is about a 6.5 on the firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest.

It has been designed, keeping in mind the majority of sleepers which is about 78%, who prefer a medium level of firmness.

Almost all types of sleepers whether side, back or stomach sleepers are comfortable with this level of firmness.

In addition to this, the mattress offers a balanced level of support and comfort while feeling soft at the top but firmer in the middle.

How Many Layers Does the Molecule Memory Foam Mattress Have?

The mattress comprises of three different superior quality layers that total up to form a 12.25 inch high bed.

the mattress' layersAll three layers are 100% polyurethane, constructed in the USA and are CertiPUR-US certified.

  • The top layer of the mattress consists of a 3 inch thick MolecularFlo layer which has a density of 3 lbs. This layer offers a revolutionary airy, extreme open-cell structure that provides about seven-times more airflow than conventional memory foam. In addition to this, the layer offers constant cooling for comfortable sleeping temperatures and a great restorative sleep.
  • The second layer of the bed comprises of a 2 inch thick RecoveryFlo layer which has a density of 1.65 lbs. This layer has been uniquely designed using hexagon and diamond shaped channels that promote airflow even at the deepest pressured points, and also deliver maximum targeted support to the body for a comfortable deep sleep.
  • The third layer of the mattress consists of a 7 inch thick ContourFlo layer which has a density of 1.5 lbs.

This layer is the thickest and acts as the foundation of the mattress while also offering more airflow and heat dispersion through its breathable material.

Furthermore, it offers firm support to the body and promotes healthy spinal alignment which acts as an advantage for people suffering from back pains.

All of the the above layers are wrapped in an Advanced cover, engineered and designed specifically for the Molecule mattress.

How is Motion Transfer and Sinkage with the Molecule Mattress?

The Molecule Mattress performs about an average in the motion transfer test as compared to other foam mattresses.

The bed presents minimal motion transfer during smaller movements but the motion transfer increases a little too much with larger movements which implies that you may feel your partner moving and thereby get disturbed when they come in or get out of bed.

Furthermore, the MolecularFlo layer traps and absorbs movements, and thus mitigates motion transfer in the mattress, however, it is just not enough to perform exquisitely well in the motion transfer test.

Does it Sleep Hot?

The Molecule mattress does not sleep hot at all as it has been designed using the latest technology as well as superior quality materials and foam layers that not only offer overall comfort but also a cool sleeping surface.

The MolecularFlo layer is constructed with an extreme open-cell structure that offers a great amount of airflow and also helps in keeping the surface cool.

The hexagon and diamond shaped channels in the RecoveryFlo layer also promote in-flow and out-flow of air, thereby dissipating heat.

In addition to this, the cover of the mattress has been specially designed to wick away heat and moisture that further helps in offering a comfortable sleeping temperature for a cool and pleasant sleep.

Does it Have any Smell?

The mattress does have a little odor or new mattress smell initially when it is first unpacked.

CertiPUR-US logoThis smell is common and can be felt while unpacking almost all types of mattresses.

Once the mattress is allowed to air for about 24 hours, this smell will dissipate completely and no further smell can be felt once it goes away.

Additionally, the mattress does not have any hazardous or noxious odors as the foams used in the mattress are made through the Variable Pressure Foaming process which is the most environmental friendly foam manufacturing process.

All the foam layers are CertiPUR-US certified, thereby ensuring that no ozone depleters, flame retardants, mercury, lead, formaldehyde, phthalates, or other heavy metals have been used in the construction of this mattress.

Does it Require a Foundation?

No, it does not require a special or particular type of foundation, and has been designed to work with almost all types of foundations and bed bases that are solid, firm, and capable of supporting the weight of the mattress as well as its occupants.

The mattress is also designed to work well with any slatted bed or boxspring, just make sure that the slats are no more than 3 inches apart.

The Molecule mattress can also be used on an adjustable base, just make sure that the base is solid, flat, and compatible with foam mattresses.

In case you do not have an old foundation and do not wish to buy a new one, the mattress can also be placed directly on the floor . T

It performs adequately well on the floor as well, just make sure that the surface is flat and smooth.

What type of Cover does the Molecule Mattress have?

The cover of the Molecule bed is a uniquely designed, high quality mattress cover.

It is highly elastic, breathable, and durable.

the molecule coverIt has been specially engineered to wick away heat and moisture, and provide a comfortable sleeping surface to the body.

The material of the cover responds dynamically to the changing body temperatures throughout the night, and adjusts cooling and evaporation.

The material used in the cover is Microban antimicrobial treated which ensures that the bed stays fresh and clean.

The surface fabric has been constructed with a blend of 99% polyester and 1% elastane.

Aesthetically, the cover is white in color with a tiny striped pattern all over, which makes it look simple yet appealing.

Underneath the cover is a proprietary blend of fibers that act as a fire retardant sock and also add to the comfort.

What is the Best Way to Care for the Molecule Mattress?

The Molecule mattress has a removable zipper cover which makes it easy to clean and maintain.

However, it is not recommended to machine wash or dry it.

In case of small stains, the spot cleaning method is recommended.

A soft sponge should be dipped into a mixture of lukewarm water and gentle soap, and should be rubbed in circular motions over the stain until it comes off.

Also, make sure that bleach or other harsh agents are avoided as this can harm the cover and void your warranty.

The mattress does not have a flippable design as the comfort layer is placed at the top and the support layer at the bottom, but the mattress can be rotated and it is recommended to rotate it from side to side every 6 months to promote even wear.

In case your mattress is prone to stains or damage, which can void your warranty, a mattress protector or cover is recommended.


The bed has been constructed using superior quality foam layers and latest innovations to offer a long lasting, comfortable and a highly durable mattress.

All of the layers used in the mattress are 100% polyurethane, designed and assembled in the USA, and CertiPUR-US® certified, which ensures that good quality materials have been used in its construction.

Additionally, the support foam layer in the mattress provides overall shape and support to the mattress, and also prevents it from sagging or bottoming out in the long run.

Size and Shipping for the Molecule Memory Foam Mattress

The Molecule mattress is available in the following sizes and dimensions:

Twin:         39” W x 75” L x 12.25″ H

Twin XL:   39” W x 80” L x 12.25″ H

Full:            54” W x 75” L x 12.25″ H

Queen:       60” W x 80” L x 12.25″ H

King:          76” W x 80” L x 12.25″ H

Cal King:    72″ W x 84″ L x 12.25″ H

The mattress is shipped and handled by FedEx, and is delivered within 3 to 7 business days from the day when you place your order.

It is delivered in a cardboard box, free of cost to all 50 states.

However, the company does not ship the mattress outside of the US.

It is very easy to set-up the mattress once you receive it, and all that you need to do is unbox the mattress, place it on a foundation, cut open the plastic packing, and watch it expand.

The mattress expands to almost 90% of its size within a few minutes after the inner plastic is removed and can be used immediately after.

It can take between 24 to 72 hours to fully expand and take its proper shape.

100 Night Risk-Free Sleep Trial and Guarantee

The Molecule is a superior quality mattress constructed using the finest materials and the latest technology to provide a comfortable sleeping surface to its customers.

Thus, the  mattress comes backed up with a 100 night risk-free trial, which implies that you can sleep on your Molecule mattress for up to 100 nights and can return the product for a full refund.

However. if for some reason, you are not fully satisfied with the mattress, you can simply email the company within 100 calendar nights from the date of delivery of the mattress and they will help arrange a return, and will also initiate a full refund after picking up the mattress.

Molecule Mattress Warranty

The company uses the best quality foams and materials in the construction of the Molecule mattress and believe in the quality and durability of their product, and therefore back up the mattress with a limited lifetime warranty.

lifetime warranty golden seal

In the event of any defect in the materials or the workmanship, the company will either repair or replace the defected product with a current available and comparable model and size at its will.

The limited warranty is only valid for the original purchaser of the mattress who has purchased it either from Molecule stores, online or from an authorized retailer.

The warranty does not transfer if the mattress is sold or gifted further.

How much does the Molecule Mattress Cost?

Although the Molecule is a superior quality mattress designed and crafted using the highest quality foam layers and the best quality materials, but it is still priced at a very practical price.

Currently, Molecule offers a discount of 15% + free sheets! Just use our code SPRINGSALE at checkout to get these special prices:

SizeRegular PriceDiscounted Price
Twin XL:$699$594
Cal King:$1,099$934

As you can see, the prices are very competitive and worth considering.

The Molecule Memory Foam Mattress Review – Our Verdict

The Molecule is a superior quality memory foam mattress that has been uniquely designed and engineered to provide a comfortable sleeping surface to its customers.

The mattress provides a balanced level of support and contour to give the perfect, deep, and restful sleep required by its users.

A nice lady laughing on the mattressIt has been designed using science that delivers a unique sleep system that maximizes airflow, and also helps aid muscle recovery and production of important hormones.

The mattress is antimicrobial, non-toxic, and is constructed using eco-friendly manufacturing processes.

It comes backed up with a 100 night risk-free trial and a lifetime warranty.

The Molecule mattress, regardless of its high quality and exclusive design is available a very reasonable price which makes it a great option to consider while buying a new mattress.

Overall, the Molecule Mattress is highly recommended for the people in search of a new mattress that is highly comfortable and sleeps cool throughout the night.

It is certainly a value for money product and the extra 15% discount makes this mattress all the more affordable.

Lauren Kendrick

Lauren Kendrick

Content Contributor

Lauren is an occasional contributor who helps Ted and Stacey at the peak busy times. She's a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, but also studied Marketing and Classical Literature.

Updated at May 11, 2020