Muse Mattress Review

The Muse mattress in a bedroom
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Muse Mattress Review

Ratings

8.6 / 10 MA Score

Price   $950*

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*Price for a queen with free shipping.

Dimensions

Twin: 39'' x 75'' Twin XL: 39'' x 80'' Full: 54'' x 75'' Queen: 60'' x 80'' King: 76'' x 80'' Cal King: 72'' x 84''

Weight

91 lbs. for queen

Thickness

12''

Delivery Format

Compressed and rolled in a box that is 20’’x 20’’ x 44’’ for a queen.

Delivered In

5-7 business days

Overview

Type:

Memory foam

Firmness:

Three firmness levels: soft, medium and firm

Trial Period:

120 days

Warranty:

10-year limited warranty

Summary:

Sleeps cool

Good For:

Hot sleepers

Muse Sleep highlights

  • The Muse mattress is woven with Cold Wire Plus temperature control yarns that are quick to wick away body heat and keep you cool all night long.
  • Offered at three firmness levels.

Mattress Advisor score for the Muse Sleep

Here’s how the Muse mattress scored on different tests and evaluations. Each score is a rating out of 10 points. The total score is a weighted average that incorporates all of the functional and performance characteristics of the mattress. We break down the scores so you can see how the Muse mattress performed on specific tests and evaluations.

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Shipping
9
How quickly the mattress ships to your home. (Free shipping = better score!)
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Trial Period
10
The length of time offered to help you decide if you want to keep the mattress.
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Return Policy
10
Ease of return process including refund policy and how the mattress is removed from your home.
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Warranty
9
Length of mattress warranty and what is covered.
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Set-up Test
9
How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.
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Motion Transfer Test
8.4
How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.
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Edge Support Test
7
The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.
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Pressure Relief Test
7.75
How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.
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Spinal Alignment Test
9
How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.
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Responsiveness Test
8
How well the mattress adjusts to different movements or sleeping positions throughout the night.
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Cooling Evaluation
9
How well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, or offers special cooling properties.
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Durability Evaluation
8.5
Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress.
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Customer Service Score
9
How helpful and responsive the customer service team is.
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Social Impact Score
4
A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.
Total Mattress Advisor Score

8.6 / 10

Muse Sleep mattress review

Take a deeper look into our review of the Muse mattress, including our methodology, scoring and mattress performance to help you determine if this could be the mattress for you.

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Set up test

The Muse mattress took us just at a minute and a half to set-up.  Muse was a little heavy on the packaging, but the mattress had minimal smell and quickly expanded to its full shape.

So for our setup test, Muse Sleep gets a 9 out of 10.

Motion Transfer Test

Motion transfer is just a fancy way of saying how much movement you feel if your partner is moving around. You want this to be pretty minimal for a peaceful night of sleep.

Part A - The Humans

The Mattress Advisor motion transfer test is divided into two parts. We begin by asking both RJ and Asha to lie on the bed, blindfolded, and rate on a scale of one to ten how much movement they felt when their partner was moving around with 10 being no movement at all.

The Muse kept motion transfer pretty minimal. RJ and Asha gave it a collective score of 8.25.

Part B - The Wine

Next, comes our wine test. This is great visual indicator of how much motion is being transferred from one side of the bed to another.

We had RJ lie down and roll back and forth a few times. We then took a look at how much the wine inside of the glass moved. Take a look for yourself.

The wine wobbled a little bit, but not too badly! So we gave it an 8.5

So for a total motion transfer score, we gave Muse Sleep a 8.4 out of 10.

Edge Support Test

When choosing a mattress, you may not think to consider how much support the edge provides. But if you find yourself sleeping on the edge of your bed or use the end to get ready in the morning, you should definitely consider the edge support.

The Mattress Advisor edge support test is a two-part test.

Part A - The Shoe Test

To start, we asked both RJ and Asha to sit on the edge of the bed to tie their shoes. They rated this task on a scale from one to ten, with 10 being “extremely easy, with exceptional edge support.”

The Muse scored a 6.75 for the edge shoe test. RJ and Asha noted the edge felt a little slippery to sit on. Note that this may go away with the use of sheets.

Part B - The Side Test

Next, we had RJ and Asha lie on the edge of the bed in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back, to see if they could sleep comfortably in that section of the bed.

Once again, RJ and Asha found it a little difficult to lay on the edge. So for the edge support side, the Muse scored a 7.25.

So Muse Sleep gets a 7 out of 10 for edge support.

Pessure Relief Test

When shopping for a mattress, you’ll want to find something that puts minimal pressure on your hips, thighs and shoulders. Let’s take a look at how well the Muse provides pressure relief.

We measure pressure relief by using a pressure mapping film that shows areas of high pressure. Here’s what you need to know: the cool spots are good and the warms spots are bad. The warmer the color, the more pressure is being placed on that area of the body.

We saw mainly blue and green on RJ! So we gave him an 8.5.

We saw a little bit of red in Asha’s shoulders, so we gave her a 7.

So for a total pressure relief score, Muse Sleep gets a 7.75 out of 10.

Spine Alignment Test

Did you know your sleeping posture is just as important as your posture when you are awake?  For every mattress we test, we take a look at how well it keeps your spine in a straight line.

We took a close up of both RJ and Asha’s backs to see the alignment. You’ll want to see a straight line from the neck all the way to the tailbone.

Both RJ and Asha’s spines were really straight with only a slight curve towards the base of the neck.

For spine alignment, Muse Sleep gets a 9 out of 10.

Responsiveness Test

When it comes to getting comfortable on your mattress, responsiveness becomes very important. Responsiveness is just a fancy way of saying how well the mattress adjusts or responds to your sleeping positions while you sleep.

We had RJ and Asha lie in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back. As they changed positions and got settled in, we asked them to rate on a scale from one to ten how quickly and easily the mattress responded to their movement.

RJ and Asha both felt the Muse did a pretty good job of responding to their adjustments.

So Muse Sleep gets a 8 out of 10 for responsiveness.

The total Mattress Advisor score for the Muse Sleep mattress:

Foundations

The Muse Mattress will work on any firm, flat surface. This includes a box foundation, platform base, slats, adjustable frames or even the floor.

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Solid Platform
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Solid Box Spring or Foundation
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Bunkie Board on a Box Spring
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Slatted Foundation
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Floor
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Adjustable Base

What to watch out for

  • Note that there may be a slight odor after you unbox your Muse. This should go away within a few days.
  • It may take up to 12 hours for your mattress to take its full shape.

Muse Sleep sizes available

  • Twin: $650
  • Twin XL: $650
  • Full: $850
  • Queen: $950
  • King: $1100
  • Cal King: $1100

A look inside

A look inside the Muse mattress
A look inside the Muse mattress
  • Cooling cover: The outer cover of the Muse mattress is made of temperature regulating foam infused with cooling gel and can be washed.
  • 2’’ temp-regulating gel foam: 2″ of 4 lb. density dual-wave gel swirl memory foam.
  • 2’’ responsive comfort layer: A layer of memory foam, offered at three firmness levels, that contours to your body as you sleep. Offers pressure-relieving support and comfort.
  • 8’’ supportive base layer: High-density support flex foam that adds durability and stability.

What Muse Sleep customers have to say

  • Chronic back fatigue has always plagued me and this mattress is finally giving me some relief! I’m a big guy and work on my feet all day long and even with the right footwear, my back is still aching by the time I come home at the end of the day. Sleeping on the firm mattress has helped me recover better at night by providing support for my lower back” -Iriving
  • “Overall, love this bed. The cooling fabric does make a noticeable difference and it was a bonus that I got to choose the firmness. I chose the soft and it’s just right.” -Rachel
  • “Wife loves it. I really like it as well. Still in the trial period as we have been using it for about a week and it is completely different than our really old mattress. No smell upon opening the mattress and cool to the touch as advertised.” -Jim

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The finer print

Delivery

The Muse Mattress comes with free delivery and should arrive at your doorstep within 5-7 business days.

Setup

The Muse mattress comes compressed and rolled up in a box. You will simply unbox, unroll, and watch it spring to life.

Foundation

The Muse Mattress will work on any firm, flat surface. This includes a box foundation, platform base, slats, adjustable frames or even the floor.

Return policy

If you’re not in love with your Muse mattress, you can return it for a full refund within your 120-night trial period. Muse will arrange for a representative to come to your home to pick up your mattress and donate it to a local charity. Muse asks you give the mattress a try for at least one to two weeks before returning.

Warranty

The Muse Mattress comes with a 10-year limited warranty

Cleaning

To clean the Muse mattress simply remove the cover and wash in cold water on the gentle cycle. To dry, either air dry or tumble dry on the lowest heat setting. Excessive heat can damage the fibers of the fabric and reduce the cooling effect.

Bonus points

  • Made in the USA
  • The foams used to make the Muse mattress are CertiPUR-US Certified, meaning they are good for you and the environment.

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