Full Muse Mattress Review

Muse understands that this is a diverse world filled with people of different sizes, shapes, and backgrounds who have different sleep requirements and hat is why the company developed a mattress for sleepers with different sleep preferences.

Muse does not believe in a “universal” mattress or a “one-size-fits-all” sleep solution. The Muse mattress was engineered to offer you a revolutionary memory foam mattress that is available in different comfort options.

The company tested hundreds of fabric and foam combinations to build a unique mattress that is available in three different comfort levels so that you can sleep like you and certainly not like everyone else.

Whether you prefer a firm, medium, or soft feel, you can choose a premium quality mattress that is personalized for you. With unique design and an emphasis on the most innovative foam and cooling fabric, the Muse mattress performs as beautifully as it looks.

In addition to this, it comes with three layers of premium-grade memory foam supporting all your moves, so that you fall comfortably into your bed without disturbing your partner.

What sets this mattress apart from all other all foam mattresses in the market is that Muse incorporates a unique technology in their mattress cover which is called Cold Wire Technology and it certainly works wonders in offering a cooler sleep surface for a comfortable night’s sleep.

Furthermore, it distributes your body weight across the bed, so that you may experience pressure-relieving comfort and the appropriate amount of bounce.

What Type of Mattress is the Muse?

The Muse is a luxurious 12 inch mattress that is made from three layers of foam, in order to offer a superior level of support and comfort.

It is created with the principle that a restful night’s sleep should be accessible to every individual, no matter where you lay your head.

the muse mattress lying flat on the floorIt is a very comfortable as well as supportive mattress, and the premium materials all lend themselves to achieve this.

With Muse, you can select the level of softness that is “just appropriate” for you. Available in three different comfort levels- soft, medium and firm, you certainly do not have to settle for a mattress that is universally comfortable.

With a top layer made up of gel-infused memory foam along with a cover that is cool to the touch, you will stay comfortable and cool throughout the night.

So whether you are heavy or light, a back sleeper or a side sleeper, a solo sleeper or a couple, Muse makes sure that you have a great night’s sleep and also sleep more like you.

You can order the mattress direct from their website and they offer a sleep personality quiz that guides you to your perfect Muse mattress.

The quiz is a standard set of questions that asks some questions about your sleep and all that you need to do is simply answer them. The quiz takes only a few minutes and provides you your ideal mattress.

How Firm is it?

The mattress comes in three firmness options, of which the Medium firmness model is preferred by majority of sleepers. The model comes in at a 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, 10 being the firmest.

This is the most popular and offers a great combination of support and cushion. It feels firm initially, as the top comfort and support foam layers provide body contouring as well as “sinking in” sensation that memory foam is generally known for.

However, after the initial break in period, your body adapts to the mattress and it felt less firm. This type of mattress is ideal for more active sleepers.

In addition to this, the mattress provides enough support in the comfort layers without making you compress through them and come to rest on base support layers.

Furthermore, the memory foam does a great job at offering body hug and contour without making you feel “trapped in the foam”.

This option also works great for back sleepers and also works well for most side and stomach sleepers as well as for people who like a supportive feel but with a little extra softness.

The soft option comes with a plush feel and works best for sleepers who like a cushy and cloud-like feel.

It also works well for sleepers who sleep on their side and back as it allows the contours of the hips and shoulders to sink comfortably into the mattress.

This type of mattress also offers you enough give in the top comfort layer to support your hips and shoulders, and still have the firmness if you switch to your stomach. Additionally, it hugs the body and offers a comfortable night’s sleep.

The firm option is for sleepers who like to not sink in to their mattress and more than likely sleep on their back and stomach.

This type of mattress has the least amount of give on top and thus has a solid, supportive feel. Also, the firm mattress is robust with minimal bounce on the surface.

Overall, the Muse mattress does a good job of offering support in all sleeping positions. Having these three options really allow you to find the mattress that will work best for you.

Also, this mattress is going to appeal to sleepers who like the feel of memory foam as it conforms to you more than a latex or springy poly foam mattress.

How Many Layers Does the Muse Mattress Have?

The Muse is a memory foam mattress that combines two layers of memory foam along with a dense, breathable layer of base foam to make a thick 12 inch mattress. Following are the layers of the mattress:
the layers exposed

  • Top Layer: This is a 2″ of comfort layer that cradles you while sleeping. It is a 3.5 lb gel-infused memory foam that gives you an additional cooling along with a soft layer for initial comfort. It absorbs the room’s ambient temperature and prevents over heating, thereby offering you a cooler sleep surface all throughout the night.
  • Support Layer: This is a  2″ of of 4lb memory foam layer, which provides primary support to the body. This layer will vary depending on the firmness you select. It is slightly denser and is available in 3 different firmness options. After you take the sleep personality quiz, you actually find out whether a soft, medium, or firm mattress will best fit your specific needs and sleeping style. This helps to create a durable, comfortable, and adaptable layer that is delivered in all the three levels of firmness- soft, medium, and firm.
  • Bottom Layer: This is an 8″ of 2 lb high-density support foam layer that acts as the foundation for this mattress. Whether you prefer a soft, medium, or firm mattress to sleep on, this layer remains the same. It not only gives the base for the sleeper and the bed but also offers an even level of support for the mattress.

All these layers are sheathed in a cover that is artfully woven with Cold Wire Plus temperature regulating yarns that form a soft, cool surface. Theses Cold Wire yarns not only create a beautiful quilted pattern, but also serve to draw away body heat and create a cooling effect that is cool to the touch.

How is Motion Transfer and Sinkage?

The mattress does a good job with minimizing sinkage as compared to several other similar mattresses.

You do not sink down much at all while sitting on the Muse mattress, due to the high quality dense foam layers. This in turn does not give you a feeling that you are “bottoming out” when sitting on the mattress.

Furthermore, the 12″ thick construction is also a great change as compared to most online “bed in a box” mattresses which tend to average 10″ mattresses that are often too thin for several sleepers.

Edge support is also great with the Muse mattress, and better than several other mattresses. The high density foams used in the construction of the mattress do a good job at offering even support throughout the bed, including the edge.

In addition to this, you do not experience any feeling of “rolling off” the edges or having them become compressed under your weight.

The mattress also minimizes motion transfer due to its all-foam construction, which in turn offers superior reduction in motion transfer between partners moving during the night. Thus, you can toss and turn all night without disturbing your partner.

Does the Muse Sleep Hot?

The Muse mattress does a good job of not sleeping hot due to the utilization of gel suffused foam layers in the mattress and most essentially the Cold-Wire temperature regulating cover that not only feels cool to touch on the exterior but also does a great job keeping the mattress cool.

It has unique temperature absorbing properties that allow the Muse mattress to respond to the sleepers requirements and also adjust accordingly to keep the temperature just right.

The mattress also has some additional features that focus on keeping the bed cool and comfortable all night long. The 2 inches of top memory foam layer is a denser memory foam which is also suffused with cooling gel in order to help offset any heat that is absorbed.

The temperature regulating technology does an excellent job of keeping the Muse mattress quite cool. Also, you will not experience any sticky feeling that you often do with foam mattresses.

According to research, it was found that zero customers complained of the heat, even in the hottest cities.

Does it Have any Smell?

With most boxed mattresses there will be a little bit of smell once it is allowed to unroll and take shape.

The Muse mattress fares well in this category for not having too much of a noticeable smell upon unpacking the box. During the unboxing process you may notice a bit of off gassing, however, it should be very minimal.

Also, it should be fine within a few hours, but if you are more sensitive to certain smells letting it breathe for 12 to 24 hours will probably be a good idea.

There is markedly less odor and off-gassing that foam mattresses usually have, given the all foam construction.

It is important to note that the materials used in the Muse mattress don’t release any toxic chemicals, as certified by CertiPUR-US.

Does the Muse Mattress Require a Foundation?

The mattress can be used with any type of a support system and does not necessarily require any specific foundation.

However, when setting up your new Muse mattress it will require a foundation that offers an even, flat surface that will support the weight of both the mattress and the sleepers.  Also, it will need to be the appropriate height for you as well as be aesthetically appealing.

The Muse mattress will work great on a box spring with or without a frame, a platform bed, an adjustable bed, or a slatted bed. The flatter the surface is the better the support you will receive with your new Muse mattress.

What type of Cover Does it Have?

The cover of the mattress incorporates an innovative temperature-regulating fabric known as the Cold Wire Plus.

the muse's cover

This phase-changing material can easily absorb heat and keep the sleeper cool.

The mattress feels cool to the touch and also sleeps cool due to its unique temperature absorbing properties that help to moderate overheating for those that are prone to sleeping hot.

It creates an optimal sleep surface for your neck and head that stays cool to the touch throughout the night.

Thus it helps to deliver a cool and comfortable sleeping surface all throughout the night, thereby ensuring a good night’s sleep.

Aesthetically it looks appealing and attractive. It is white in color and has a textured design.

What is the Best Way to Care for the Muse?

It is very easy to clean and maintain your Muse mattress.

The cover is non removable, so for typical cleaning, simply use a mild detergent and cool water if your mattress becomes dirty or even stained, and be certain to rub the surface gently with circular motions when removing any dirt.

Also, make sure you do not attempt to remove any stains with products that contain harsh chemicals such as bleach or ammonia, since these chemicals can ruin the material of your mattress as well as the interior of the memory foam.

It is recommended to use a mattress protector in order to keep it free from dirt and dust. The company suggests to use their high-performance mattress protector which is specially designed to protect the life of the mattress while still providing the cooling comfort of the Cold Wire Plus technology.

Their protector is made with the same cooling technology that covers the Muse mattress, and thus this innovative fabric also helps to regulate body temperature for a sounder sleep.

Also, it is 100% waterproof, hypoallergenic, and breathable so you can enjoy an additional layer of cooling comfort without worrying about dust mites, allergens. or spills. The protector is shipped free of cost directly to your doorstep within 5 to 7 business days.

The mattress can also be vacuumed after every 3 months to prevent any dust from settling in.

If you follow these instructions, it will help to keep your mattress clean and tidy, and also increase its lifespan.

Will it Last Long?

The Muse mattress is manufactured in the US, which in turn ensures that high quality materials and craftsmanship have been used in the construction of the mattress.

Also, it is manufactured with superior quality control standards right here in the USA. It complies with all industry standards and regulations which in turn contributes immensely to the high quality of the mattress.

The Muse mattress also comes with long-lasting waterproof coating that preserves the mattress and provides a drier and more comfortable sleep.

This mattress, with its innovative, solid design can truly withstand both wear and pressure.

Thus, being both state of the art and quite durable makes the Muse mattress a good choice for consumers across the board.

Size and Shipping

The mattresses is rolled and compressed in sealed plastic in order to mitigate carbon footprint as well as cut down on the shipping costs. They seal it hermetically before shipping to prevent any intrusion of pests and allergens.

The mattress is shipped free of cost to all the states of the US and takes 5 to 7 business days depending on your location.

a detail of the coverIt arrives right on your doorstep and once you receive it, the mattress can be easily unpacked for decompression in your room.

Getting the mattress to where it needs to go may require two sets of hands as it is about 75 lbs and a little difficult to maneuver if you are on your own.

Once you get it to where you will be sleeping it will only take a few minutes to come to life. You can enjoy your new mattress within 1 to 2 hours from the time it is unpacked.

If the room that your mattress is unpacked is not properly ventilated it may take up to 12 hours for full expansion, however, the mattress can still be used without damaging the foam.

In addition to this, if you wish to change your order anytime, the company will be happy to facilitate any change to your order.

If this is before your mattress has shipped, you can simply give them a call to let them know what changes you may like to make, and they will update your order accordingly with as little delay to your shipment as possible.

120 Night Risk-Free Sleep Trial and Guarantee

Muse offers one of the longest sleep trials in the mattress industry. The company allows you to sleep on your personalized mattress in the comfort of your own home for a period of 120 nights.

The company recommends sleeping on your Muse mattress for at least 1 to 2 weeks as the body needs some time to adjust to the new mattress. However, if you are not completely satisfied with it, you can return the mattress for a full refund.

If you purchased your Muse mattress on Amazon you must contact Amazon’s Customer Support team in order to initiate a return.

Once you decide to return your mattress, Muse will work with you to either donate it to a local charity or arrange pickup. When the local charity or nonprofit organization accepts your mattress, you must email the company a copy of your donation receipt and they will issue a full refund.

This 120 night risk-free trial is one of the best risk free return policies in the mattress industry as it affords consumers the time required to fully experience the Muse mattress and make a proper decision on its effectiveness as well as the ability to satisfy consumer needs.

The Muse Mattress Warranty

The Muse mattress comes with a 10 year limited warranty. This warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the Muse mattress and to those mattresses that were purchased from an authorized dealer.

Also, the warranty applies only to mattresses that are currently within the continental United States.

The warranty period shall mean a period of 10 years from the date of original purchase. The company also requires you to retain your purchase receipt as it will be needed if you make a claim against this Warranty.

Furthermore, it will cover the original purchaser and current purchaser of the new mattress that is being used for normal household purposes, and also that is purchased from an authorized dealer.

The warranty applies only if the owner has properly used, handled, and maintained the mattress in accordance with the instructions that come with the mattress.

However, the warranty does not apply if the owner has not handled or used the mattress in a manner that may likely cause damage beyond the normal wear and tear of the product.

If the mattress fails as a result of one of the warrantable flaws stated below during the Warranty Period, Muse will, in its sole discretion, replace the mattress with one of comparable quality to the extent possible, however, the replacement available at the time may differ in some aspects from the originally purchased model.

In case the owner decides to upgrade the replaced mattress, the owner will be responsible for the difference in price between the original and the replaced mattress.

The following defects are covered under the limited warranty:

  • Any physical defect in the material of the mattress that causes the material to split or crack under normal wear and tear conditions.
  • Any untangling of stitching or fabric tear due to any manufacturing flaw.
  • Deterioration in the mattress resulting in a greater than normal sagging of the mattress, which shall imply an indentation greater than 3/4 of an inch.

In order to claim the warrant, you must also comply with the following conditions:

  • The mattress must be properly installed and maintained. If the mattress is not properly supported or on the right bed base, this warranty shall not be applicable.
  • Any claim must be registered with the company within five days of the date of the incident giving rise to the claim.
  • A purchase receipt from an authorized dealer must be presented in order to make a claim.

However, the warranty does not apply to any damage caused by regular wear and tear, failure to have a proper foundation of bed frame, damage caused to the mattress by mildew or mold, use of the mattress that is beyond its indented purpose, any damage caused during moving the mattress between residences, or above average wear and tear such as damage or physical abuse.

The warranty will also not apply for any vandalism, theft, other crimes, or loss that is covered by an insurance, any acts of God, fire, smoke or damage caused by animals, mattress used commercially, or mattress foundation and mattress not purchased from the same authorized dealer, any minor imperfections, sensitivities and allergies, floor models, and any personal preference issues with the comfort level of the mattress.

How Much Does the Muse Cost?

Here are the current prices, including the discount of $250 you will get by using our exclusive coupon code TED250 at checkout:

SizeRegular PriceDiscounted Price
Twin XL:$650$400
Cal King:$1,100$850

The company has gone to great lengths in order to make the Muse mattress as affordable as possible, and thus it is available at great price point for the quality of construction and materials used.

Muse Mattress Review – Our Verdict

The Muse is a superior quality customizable memory foam mattress which is crafted with a top layer of gel infused memory foam, a central layer of supportive memory foam, and a base layer of ventilated foam to provide a premier level of support and comfort.

girl sipping coffee on the muse mattressThe unique Cold Wire Plus cover is complemented by a luxurious chenille fabric base that gives a stylish, modern look to the mattress.

From the premium fabric cover to the density of the foam, Muse has spent over a decade working with the designers and engineers from all across the globe to perfect every material that goes into this mattress, and because the company itself makes and controls much of their supply chain in-house, they able to pass those savings onto you.

The medium firm Muse mattress is recommended for all sleeping positions as it is neither too firm, nor too soft.

In addition to this, it contours to your body, offering support and comfort at every angle. This comfort level is more conforming than a firm mattress, however, it does not have as much sink as a soft mattress.

The unique Cold-Wire temperature regulating technology helps to keep the mattress cool, which is a huge selling point.

The engineers behind the Muse mattress really got things right and have created a very cool and comfortable all foam mattress that delivers excellent support and comfort at an affordable price.

Offering a 120 nights risk free trial backed by a 10 year warranty, Muse proves how it trusts their mattress will last the test of time.

Considering all of this, we deem the Muse Mattress at just $700 a good buy.

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Ted Wilson

Ted Wilson

Founder and Owner

Ted is the founder and owner of Mattress Guides and is an expert in his field. Ted believes that having the right mattress is key to getting a good night’s sleep and feeling well-rested in the morning.

Updated at May 11, 2020