Launched in 2018, Molecule Sleep is quickly gaining attention in the mattress industry for its new technologies that promote quicker recovery and a restful night. Who wouldn’t want comfort, a cool sleep, and faster tissue recovery?
Athletes and doctors put their minds together and designed the Molecule mattress. All the materials and the arrangement of layers are composed to ensure that people rest longer in the deepest sleep stage. At this stage (aka slow-wave sleep), the body undergoes most recovery and restoration.
The Molecule product line has two mattresses, i.e., Molecule 1 and Molecule 2. However, the company also designs mattress toppers, sheets, a bed frame, and bedding.
In this Molecule mattress review, we look at Molecule 1 – the flagship model. Keep in mind both mattresses feature proprietary foam layers. However, Molecule 1 is a more affordable option appealing to the wider market. Additionally, its memory foam has an open-cell structure and is gel-infused. Let’s take a closer look at what this mattress has to offer.
Who Is The Molecule Mattress Ideal For?
Who Won't Love The Molecule Mattress?
The Molecule Mattress
Molecule Mattress Performance
Firmness – Feel and Support
While firmness is a crucial part of any consumer buying a mattress, the overall mattress feel is highly subjective. Essentially, this means different sleepers can find the same bed to have a different feel and firmness. Factors like body shape, sizes, and types play a critical role in determining a mattress’s feel.
On a firmness scale, usually, 1 to 10 – with 1 indicated soft and 10 showing firmest, the Molecule mattress weighs in at 6. That suggests it’s a standard medium-firm mattress, a firmness that fits the sleeping needs of an extensive range of body shapes.
The uppermost foam layer responds slowly, which leaves you with a feeling of lying in a gentle cradle. However, this might slightly differ with weight and body shape. Yet, it has a soft consistency, just like traditional memory foam mattresses.
Let’s look at how different sleepers perform:
As you sleep your back, there is an initial gentle sink into the comfort layer, which is quickly followed by decent support from the base. Ideally, the mattress will conform to the shoulders and the lumbar area while the base offers support. So, these kinds of sleepers get enough support throughout the night – especially for the hip and with good spinal alignment.
Side sleepers always look for pressure relief considering the increased pressure due to the small surface in contact with the mattress. Being a conforming and zoned mattress, the Molecule 1 offers exceptional pressure-point relief to side sleepers.
The Molecule mattress isn’t a great option if you sleep on your stomach. Stomach sleepers ideally need something firmer since their hips naturally sink too deep into a soft mattress. But then again, that depends on your weight; an average stomach sleeper should find good support and alignment. However, heavier sleepers won’t be comfortable.
Combination sleepers love to use Molecule 1 because of the firm base and center, which provide a mid-level bounce. So switching positions can be a little easier. But then again, that depends on weight. Remember, there is an initial sink, which feels very comfortable.
Note: heavier sleepers often prefer a firmer mattress, regardless of the sleeping position. Such a mattress offers them the needed level of support.
Molecule 1 performs exemplarily when it comes to pressure and pain relief.
- Back sleepers – Its medium firmness keep the back in proper alignment and provide enough support.
- Side sleepers – The comfort layer conforms to the body; side sleepers get a decent amount of pressure relief at the hips and the shoulder.
- Stomach sleepers – Lightweight stomach sleepers will get excellent pressure relief. However, their heavier counterparts tend to sink more, which takes the spine out of alignment.
The bounce of a mattress indicates the level of mobility you can get. Remember, the Molecule One has a slower response to pressure since it is an all-foam bed. That means little bounce but doesn’t necessarily mean difficulty moving around. So, if you are looking for a mattress to give you a bouncy feel, all-foam mattresses aren’t ideal options. Instead, it would be best if you considered getting an innerspring or latex mattress.
Motion transfer is an important aspect to consider if you have a sleeping partner. Usually, your partner’s movements can disrupt sleep – mainly when they switch position or get off or on the bed.
A foam mattress can dampen all movements, and in this test, the Molecule mattress performs exceptionally well. A bed with little to no bounce means it can isolate motion well. So using this mattress, it’s almost sure that your partner’s movements will go unnoticed.
Superior edge support maximizes the sleeping surface of a mattress typically. Besides, they offer a great place to site in case you want to sit on the bed edge for some reason, like tieing shoelaces.
The problem is most foam mattresses struggle in this aspect. This also applies to most bed-in-a-box brands since they compress the mattresses to fit a box for easier shipping.
However, surprisingly the Molecule 1 performs reasonably well. When you sleep on the edge, you’ll feel somewhat secure as there isn’t an overwhelming feeling of falling off the bed. However, when you sit on the edge of this mattress, it compresses noticeably, especially on the top layer. But that isn’t a deal-breaker as it performs to the industry standard.
It’s true; memory foam sleeps hot, but Molecule 1 skews towards sleeping cool. The mattress features an open cell structure to allow free airflow within the mattress. This ensures no stagnation of hot air. Besides, the gel beads help to draw out heat and dissipate it to the environment. Again, this contributes to a cool bed. Nevertheless, the mattress dips a little, which may cause a small amount of heat build-up.
Molecule Dimensions and Weight
Below is a list of all the Molecule One sizes, their dimensions and approximate weight:
|Size||Dimensions (W L H)||Weight|
|Twin||38” x 75” x 12.25”||46 lbs|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 12.25”||48 lbs|
|Full||53” x 75” x 12.25”||60 lbs|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 12.25”||72 lbs|
|King||76” x 80” x 12.25”||87 lbs|
|Cali King||72” x 84” x 12.25”||87 lbs|
Molecule Mattress Prices
The Molecule mattress in our opinion is a good value for money product, which falls into the mid-price range category when it comes to memory foam mattresses. At $1099 for a King before discount, a lifetime warranty, and science-backed construction, the mattress is hard to ignore.
Below are some typical prices and sizes:
- Twin - $699
- Twin XL - $699
- Full - $799
- Queen - $899
- King - $1099
- Cal King - $1099
Molecule Mattress FAQ's
How long is the trial period?
The in-home trial period offered by Molecule Sleep is 100-nights. Customers can choose to return the mattress after 30 nights usage, and with 100, for a full refund.
Is shipping free?
Shipping is free, and it is within the 48 contiguous United States. However, in Hawaii and Alaska, it attracts a fee.
Does Molecule Sleep offer white glove delivery?
Yes, unlike many others on the market, the company offers a white glove delivery option. This service provides in-home product installation and mattress removal and is available for an additional fee.
Can I finance this mattress?
Yes, you can use Klarna for 0% financing, subject to availability.
How long is the warranty?
The Molecule 1 product has a Lifetime Warranty.
Is the foam certified?
Yes, the foam used is CertiPUR-US® certified. This means a third-party organization certifies that the foams were made devoid of ozone depleters, formaldehyde, heavy metals, or any other toxic or harmful substance.
Where are Molecule products made?
All Molecule products, including the mattress, are made in the USA.
What type of bed can I use this mattress on?
The Molecule mattress works on all types of beds, including adjustable bed frames.
Molecule Mattress Pros and Cons
Our Molecule Mattress Ratings
This mattress is a universally strong contender for different types of people and sleeping positions. However, people who live an active life, e.g., gym-goers and sportspeople, might find this bed exceptionally right for them. A series of professional and Olympic athletes endorse the Molecule mattress. Essentially, they claim it has benefits like accelerating recovery by ensuring you sleep longer in the slow-wave sleep.
In our opinion, the Molecule mattress is an incredibly comfortable product that offers excellent support and at a reasonable price. Great features like a 100-night trial and a lifetime warranty makes this mattress a good choice for anyone after a mid-range memory foam mattress.
- Comfort – 9/109/10
- Support – 10/1010/10
- Materials – 8/108/10
- Cooling Ability – 8.5/108.5/10
- Edge Support – 8.5/108.5/10
- Motion Isolation – 10/1010/10
- Sleep Trial – 8/108/10
- Warranty – 10/1010/10
- Value For Money – 9.5/109.5/10