Best Lucid Mattress
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Best Lucid Mattress
Lucid is best known as a budget mattress brand, but we’ve actually been impressed with their Gel Memory Foam Hybrid mattress in particular. To be frank, for the price, it’s hard to find a better hybrid mattress. Additionally, we will take a hard look at the Lucid 10 Inch Gel Memory Foam mattress.
Lying on my back near the edge of the Lucid, I felt about as supported as I did in the center of the bed. As I scooted closer to the side of the mattress, I did begin to notice some compression through the top memory foam layer, which you can clearly see in the photo above. This is to be expected from an all-foam mattress like this, so it wasn’t that surprising, nor did it make me feel less secure at the edge.
The Lucid Mattress is one of the most inexpensive mattresses sold on Amazon. The Lucid mattress review below is for the 10 inch gel mattress. Currently a queen size retails for $219.99. You would be hard pressed to find a cheaper memory foam mattress online. Lucid makes other depths of mattresses including a 5, 12, 14 and 16 inch. If you want to go extreme budget, you can go with the 5 inch Lucid mattress but I wouldn’t advise it for heavy people since there simply isn’t all that much material between you and the floor. . This is a two layer mattress with a base layer followed by a top layer of foam. It is a firm memory foam mattress that will still give you some contouring. The top layer of foam is slow to react but will eventually conform.
Lucid stresses the open-cell structure of their memory foam, citing two benefits – (1) airflow for freshness and cooling, and (2) better support while still being conforming. By now, open-cell foams are the norm, especially for memory foam, mostly for cooling. As to cooling, Lucid goes farther. Their top memory foam layers are vertically ventilated with pores placed in a grid pattern. As is shown in a video demonstrating Relief Mart’s patented Airflow Transfer System (ATS), ventilation has several times the flow of air as open-cell foam.
What Lucid is lacking is a more positive sideward flow of air to pass through the border (side cover) of the mattress. This is found in mattresses with ATS and echoed in some other brands. ATS has channels cut into the top surface of the support core foam. Some other manufacturers use convoluted foam, horizontal scoring, or channels with a different crosscut profile than the patented ATS to provide for airflow to the sides. This video shows how this provides for even more airflow.
The Lucid 12-inch plush gel memory foam mattress is an all-foam mattress with 3 layers in total. This is slightly higher than the average memory foam mattress, leaving room for an ample comfort layer section that provides deep pressure relief.
The cover is made of a polyester and Tencel lyocell blend. Tencel lyocell is a material derived from plants that wicks moisture away from the sleeper’s body to help prevent heat build-up. The cover has a zipper and can be removed for easier cleaning.
A 3-inch layer of open-cell memory foam sits underneath the cover. This foam is fairly low density, so it conforms to the body but has a faster response to pressure than denser memory foams. To further combat the heat retention that often occurs with memory foam, Lucid has infused this layer with gel beads and added ventilation holes for extra airflow.
The second comfort layer consists of 1 inch of memory foam with bamboo charcoal, which has antibacterial properties. This layer provides additional contouring and motion isolation. It rests atop the 8-inch support core. Made of firmer polyfoam, the support core lends structure and stability to the bed and helps improve spinal alignment.
Overall, the mattress has a firmness best described as medium soft. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the firmest, this would fall around a 4. While slightly on the plush side for some sleepers, this firmness is preferred by many side sleepers and people under 130 pounds, as it provides extra cushioning to minimize pressure points.
In addition to a firmer version of the same model, Lucid makes a variety of memory foam mattresses ranging from 5 to 14 inches in height. Each model offers a slightly different feel, with thinner mattresses generally firmer and thicker mattresses plusher. These models might be worth looking into if you feel the plush 12-inch mattress is not right for you.
Lucid Mattress FAQ
What is the Lucid mattress made of?
The Lucid mattress consists two main layers. The first layer is three inches of gel memory foam and below that is a foundational layer of high-density poly foam.
What is the cover of the Lucid mattress made of?
The cover of the Lucid mattress is made with Tencel, an eco-friendly material made from wood cellulose. It’s soft and breathable, creating a pleasantly cool feel.
How did the Slumber Yard get this mattress?
We were sent the beds by a distributor of Lucid products.
Where is the hybrid mattress made?
It’s made in China. It still has the CertiPUR-US certification, however.