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Molecule 1 Mattress Review

Check out our review of the Molecule 1 mattress made for people with an active lifestyle.

Customer Rating: 4.9/5
Mattress Advisor Score:  coming soon

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Sleep is a crucial time for your body to recuperate from the day’s activities and prepare for anything the next day will bring. Athletes, in particular, should take advantage of this down time with a mattress that is recovery focused, so they can sleep well, relieve any undue pressure, and have them well-rested for practice or the big game the following day.

Molecule has created a memory foam mattress, ideal for athletes and athlete recovery. We’re going to take a complete look at the Molecule mattress—inside and all. We’ll go over how it scored in our mattress lab testing, including the areas of edge support, motion transfer, and cooling. You will also find some product specs, highlights, and answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Molecule 1 Highlights

  • Molecule has taken the extra step to make sure their mattress sleeps cool by using open cell memory foam and microclimate regulating materials in their mattress cover.
  • Athletes love the Molecule mattresses, and you don’t have to take our word for it: it’s endorsed by professional athletes Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Alex Morgan, and Nastia Liukin.
  • The foams inside the Molecule 1 mattress are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning it is free from harmful chemicals, and toxic off-gassing effects.
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Molecule 1 Mattress Review

The Molecule 1 mattress is made of cooling and pressure relieving memory foam layers. By combining these properties, they’ve created a sleep surface perfect for athletes looking to perform at their best. Their Air-Engineered™ technology features layers that add breathability for athletes that sleep hot.

In fact, the top layer is made of open-cell memory foam that creates air flow—even while compressed. The gel-infused microbeads work to regulate both temperature and moisture throughout the night. These comfort layers (including RECOVERYFLO™, a responsive layer with a hexagonal design) work to keep you cool and comfortable, no matter what sleep position you find yourself in.

Actually, the 3D geometric surface is perfect for all sleep positions. Side sleepers will love how the smaller diamond zones are softer around the head and feet, yet more supportive for their hips and shoulders. Back and stomach sleepers will enjoy the medium-firm support it offers on the firmness scale to keep the spine aligned.

Molecule’s foam bed-in-a-box has been developed based on decades of research backed and approved by sleep doctors and sleep specialists. Some of your favorite athletes even sleep on this mattress: Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots; Russell Wilson, quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks; Alex Morgan, forward for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team; and Nastia Liukin, five-time Olympic Medalist.

The Mattress Advisor score for the Molecule mattress coming soon!

What to Watch Out for

  • It takes about 30 nights to get used to sleeping on your Molecule 1 mattress. Because of this, you must wait this long before initiating a return.

Customer Reviews

On Support

“Love our new bed. Never felt this much support from a mattress. Has helped me so much with lower back pain.” -James S.

On Pain Relief

“I love this mattress. I have been dealing with pain in my right side and lower back for a few years. After maybe two weeks on this mattress, the pain is gone. I cannot express how great this is. Also, I am 5 months pregnant, and I thought this pain would be debilitating as my pregnancy progressed. Nope. And I have not used the pregnancy pillow I was using daily since sleeping on this mattress.” -Patti C.

On Overall Quality

“I LOVE this mattress. It has helped my shoulders to open up so much and has trained me to sleep more on my back. It is a firmer mattress that does offer contouring support. I feel back sleeping is better for my alignment and have noticed less trips to the Chiropractor since having this mattress almost 100 nights. I sleep now without changing positions several times and feel much more rested. I originally decided to purchase this because of its breathability and I am pleased to say, the temperature is more consistent. I am not throwing my covers off and on like I was before. Great job Molecule!” -Lisa R.

Product Information


110 lbs. for queen




Medium: 5/10


Memory foam

American Made

Made in the USA

Compatible Foundations

The Molecule 1 mattress is compatible with any type of supportive foundation, as long as it has the correct size and dimensions. You can even sleep with your Molecule mattress directly on the floor. If you choose a slatted foundation, make sure the slats are no more than 3” apart. If you choose an adjustable base, make sure it is solid, flat, and compatible with a foam mattress.

Slatted Foundation
Box Spring
Bunkie Board w/ Box Spring
Adjustable Base
Directly on the Floor

What’s Inside the Molecule 1 Mattress?

The Molecule mattress is constructed from 4 carefully engineered layers:

  1. ADVANCED COVER: The cover combines both heat and moisture wicking technology to help regulate temperature as you sleep. This works by using a temperature-sensitive polymer that responds to your changing body temperature throughout the night.
  2. RESTOREFLO™: OPEN CELL MEMORY FOAM COMFORT LAYER (2”): A consistent airflow design that is scientifically tested for durability, provides next-level pressure relief. This layer provides even more cooling properties with gel microbeads infused into the foam.
  3. RECOVERYFLO™: 3-ZONE DYNAMIC RESPONSE LAYER (3”): This recovery and response layer uses a unique design with a 3D geometric surface. This surface is made of three parts: small diamond zones around the head for soft comfort, large hexagon zones in the center for pressure relief and lumbar support, and more small diamond zoning for softening around the feet. Each part works together to provide responsive, self-adjusting support.
  4. CONTOURFLO™: MAXIMUM SUPPORT (7”): The contour layers provides a supportive foundation for the Molecule mattress. This firm foam layer adds more breathability, heat transfer, and promotes healthy spinal alignment.
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Purchase Information

Purchase Experience

Policy Details
Delivery Compressed and rolled in-a-box; delivered in 7 business days
Trial Period 100 days
Warranty Limited lifetime warranty
Return Policy Full refund on returns within 100-day trial period
Financing Available through Klarna

Sizes and Pricing

Size Dimensions Standard Price*
Twin 39″ x 75″ $599
Twin XL 39” x 80” $699
Full 54” x 75” $799
Queen 60” x 80” $949
King 76” x 80” $1,149
Cal King 72” x 84” $1,149

*Prices listed are standard without sales or Mattress Advisor exclusive discounts. Check price using the button below for the best deals on the Molecule 1 mattress.

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Other Products Sold by Molecule

Molecule mattress topper

Mattress Toppers

  • Triple Zone: Starting at $199
  • Airtec: Starting at $249
Molecule Percale sheets


  • Sheets: Starting at $139
  • Pillows: Starting at $69
  • Comforter: Starting at $199
  • Duvet Cover: Starting at $199
  • Pillowcases and shams: Starting at $49
Molecule pet beds

Pet Beds

Choose from various sizes of pet beds for your furry friend, starting at $129.

Molecule 1 FAQs

Is the Molecule 1 mattress only for athletes?

Nope! The Molecule mattress is for everyone. It is especially great for anyone with an active lifestyle for a recovery-focused sleep.

Do I have to be home when my Molecule mattress is delivered?

You do not have to be home to accept your Molecule mattress delivery. A FedEx representative will simply leave it on your doorstep.

How long will it take for my Molecule mattress to fully expand?

You can sleep on your mattress as soon as you unbox it. However, it might take anywhere between 24-72 hours to completely expand.

How do I clean my Molecule mattress?

It is best to spot clean your Molecule mattress with a damp cloth. It is advised that you not use harsh cleaners or bleaches for fear of damaging or staining the mattress.

Should I flip my Molecule 1 mattress?

The Molecule mattress is a no-flip design due to its multi-layer construction. We recommend rotating the mattress every few months instead of flipping to prolong its life.

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