Lucid Gel Memory Foam Mattress Review
Affordable price points
Decent motion transfer reduction
Good comfort and body support
Relieves pressure points and body-ache
Gel memory foam helps heat dispersal
Long 25 years warranty
Mediocre edge support
Shorter durability in isolated cases
Lucid Mattress as a company has made great strides in the past few years as an established online mattress company. Apart from their excellent latex mattress, the Lucid Gel Memory Foam Mattress has also earned a spot as one of the best memory foam mattresses on the market right now.
Since Lucid is an online company, it’s very difficult to find a retailer that lets you try it before buying. On the flip side, this presents an advantage for the brand – the customers can save hundreds of dollars by cutting out the middle man (retailers) in the buying process.
With that said, as we have observed time and time again, sleeping preference can vary greatly from one user to another. What we like may not be a good fit for you.
Therefore, this Lucid Gel Memory Foam Mattress review will not revolve around individual experiences. We focus on giving detailed and objective facts about the mattress, as well as a summary from hundreds of customer feedback to help you form an informed buying decision.
Lucid Gel Memory Foam Mattress Review
As with most other companies, Lucid provides a selection of thicknesses for their Gel Memory Foam mattresses line-up to appeal to the mass. Their current product portfolio consists of the following thicknesses:
Here’s a quick comparison chart for each of the variants:
The variant currently under review is the 10 inch variant, and we’ve chosen this as our best recommendation based on several reasons.
Firstly, we are always looking for the best price-to-performance ratio to make sure our readers get the best bang for their bucks.
Out of these few selections, the satisfaction score doesn’t different significantly going from 10 inches to 12 inches. It’s way more economical to purchase the 10 inch variant.
Secondly, we recommend the medium firmness instead of medium-plush firmness if you are unsure which firmness will suit you better.
It’s always recommended to start with a firmer mattress, and add a mattress topper if you want a plushier feel. It’s easy to make a mattress softer, but it’s difficult to make it firmer.
Thirdly, one of the best selling points of the Gel Memory Foam mattresses is their superior temperature regulation and body heat dispersal.
The TENCEL Blend mattress cover is an important component in this process due to its high breathability, so it is much better to get a variant with TENCEL Blend than polyester cover.
Breaking it down, the Lucid 10 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress consists of 2 layers wrapped in the TENCEL Blend cover:
- Premium TENCEL Cover. The TENCEL cover is a noticeable upgrade over the polyester cover used on the base 8-inch variant. It’s soft, breathable, and comes from an eco-friendly manufacturing process. It also creates a nice air layer between your body and the mattress.
- Top Layer: 2.5″ ventilated gel-infused memory foam. Whether you sleep on your side, back, or stomach, you need a soft layer that contours to your shape to prevent painful pressure points. This layer distributes your body weight evenly to prevent pressure build-up on neck, shoulders and back.
- Bottom Layer: 7.5″ HD base foam. It’s important to have a supportive base layer for proper spinal alignment. The base support foam maintains the structural integrity of the mattress for the years to come.
As mentioned earlier, one of the best selling points of the Lucid Gel Memory Foam Mattress lies in its superior heat regulation, so it’s best suited for sleepers who tend to wake up sweating during the night.
In fact, sleeping hot has been a traditional weakness for memory foam mattresses over the years. Compared to latex mattresses that remain cool most of the time, memory foam mattresses contour more to the sleeper’s body and “hugs” the sleeper more tightly all around.
As a result, body heat tend to build up as there is no room for it to escape. The newer generation of Gel Memory Foams are a way to combat this weakness, as its open-cell structure allows for air to escape throughout the pores in the foam itself.
Lucid went one step further by using their proprietary TENCEL Blend cover to complement the Gel Memory Foam. Compared to traditional polyester cover, the TENCEL cover is more breathable and facilitates heat transfer down to the foams.
While they achieve similar effects, when we look at the prices, the Lucid Gel Memory Foam Mattress is similar to its Classic Brands counterpart, while Brentwood Home selections are on the more expensive side.
In terms of firmness, Lucid rated their 10 Inch mattress a 2 out of 5, with 1 being firm and 5 being plush. At this firmness, it will provide sufficient support for sleepers who experience frequent back pain.
With more and more households using adjustable bed bases, there is an increasing demand for mattresses ranging from 8 inches to 11 inches due to their flexibility.
Despite its firmer rating, the Lucid 10 Inch Gel Memory Foam mattress is actually flexible enough and works great on adjustable bed bases.
Lucid memory foam mattresses are compressed and shipped in a compact box to your doorstep, just like many other manufacturers nowadays.
Unpack the mattress and leave it to expand to its original thickness for at least 24 to 48 hours before sleeping on it. Open your window if you are sensitive to odor, as there are bound to be some initial off-gassing for new mattresses.
Certification of Lucid Gel Memory Foam Mattress
The high density foams used in the mattress are Certi-Pur certified, meaning that they are made without ozone-depleting chemicals and are regulated by Consumer Product Safety Commissions Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million).
Being Certi-Pur certified also means that the mattress does not contain PBDE flame retardants, mercury, lead and heavy metals, as well as formaldehyde and forbidden phthalates.
This certification is becoming more important and shaping up to be a gold standard (along with other certifications) in the mattress industry for health considerations.
According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website, VOC can cause health effects such as ENT irritation, headache and nausea, damage to liver, kidney and central nervous system, and it is even suspected to cause cancer in humans.
All memory foam mattresses recommended in this website are Certi-Pur US certified.
Lucid Gel Memory Foam Mattress Prices and Warranty
As the prices of mattresses fluctuate over time, we choose to provide price group (in relation to competitors) instead of actual numbers to prevent discrepancy with prevailing rates.
To check the current prevailing prices, follow the link to Amazon product page.
The prices quoted below are for the 10 inch variant.
|Twin||38" x 75"||35 lbs||2/10|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||36 lbs||2/10|
|Full||53" x 75"||49 lbs||3/10|
|Queen||60" x 80"||55 lbs||3/10|
|Olympic Queen||66" x 80"||60 lbs||4/10|
|Short/RV Queen||60" x 75"||52 lbs||4/10|
|King||76" x 80"||70 lbs||4/10|
|California King||72" x 80"||70 lbs||4/10|
|Price Group||Price Range|
|1/10||$0 - $100|
|2/10||$101 - $200|
|3/10||$201 - $300|
|4/10||$301 - $400|
|5/10||$401 - $500|
|6/10||$501 - $600|
|7/10||$601 - $700|
|8/10||$701 - $800|
|9/10||$801 - $900|
|10/10||$901 - $1000|
|>10/10||$1001 and above|
|Note: The price range for a given product is accurate at the time of writing. This does not factor in the prevailing discounts or price increments.|
To compare Lucid memory foam mattress against other manufacturers with similar offerings, refer to the brands comparison section below.
All Lucid memory foam mattresses come with 25 years limited warranty.
Customers are given 30 days trial. Keep in mind that there may be shipping and handling charges if you decide to return the mattress.
What Do People Say About Lucid 10 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress?
There are quite a bit of variations between individuals in terms of preference for sleeping mattress – whether it’s firm, hard or soft, so we choose to look at hundreds of reviews for each product to capture the overall sentiment from the customers.
Overall, the Lucid 10 Inch Gel Memory Foam mattress has managed a decent rating from its customers, with 63% of them giving a 5 stars rating and 16% of them giving a 4 stars rating (out of more than 3,800 customer reviews at the time of writing).
We have reviewed the 1-star ratings from the customers, and a common complaint seems to be the lackluster comfort of the mattress.
However, as mentioned earlier, comfort and preference for firmness can be very different from one individual to another, and there are a lot more positive reviews that show their satisfaction in this department.
Most users like the combination of soft gel memory foam and a solid base that provides a relatively soft surface and good support underneath. Customers who find it too firm typically adjust the firmness to their liking with additional mattress toppers.
Users who experience back pain from previous mattresses recommend the Lucid gel memory foam mattress for pain relief.
This is attributable to even body weight distribution by the gel memory foam at the top layer, and good support provided by the solid HD base foam at the bottom layer.
Sleepers who typically feel hot during the night have also found improvement in temperature regulation, so heat retention shouldn’t be an issue.
Even though there are a few customers who complained about mattress caving and sagging after months of use, most customers did not face the issue even after prolonged usage.
These could be isolated cases, and it’s recommended that you rotate the mattress every 3 to 6 months to ensure even wear of the mattress on both ends.
However, keep in mind not to flip the mattress around as the gel memory foam layer should always be at the top.
Lucid Gel Memory Foam Mattress VS Other Top Brands
In this section, the Lucid 10 Inch Gel Memory Foam mattress is compared against other top memory foam mattresses that receive the highest ratings and satisfaction from their consumers.
To view all top-rated memory foam mattresses, refer to the in-depth buying guide for memory foam mattresses.
Should You Buy Lucid 10 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress?
If price is your utmost consideration, this Lucid mattress, along with the Classic Brands Cool Gel Memory Foam mattress are some of the most affordable good memory foam mattresses that you can buy right now.
If you prefer a plushier bed surface, you may consider the 12 inch variant of this mattress, but we’d recommend that you get the 10 inch mattress with an optional mattress topper for versatility and economical reasons.
With that said, most users have reported good comfort with just the mattress without any topper.
The Gel Memory Foam layer is great at body-contouring and dispersing your body weight evenly for a uniform support of the body.
As a result, this mattress is great at relieving common pressure points such as the neck and back and relieves body ache.
However, due to the thinner gel memory foam layer, it is more suitable for back and stomach sleepers than for side sleepers.
Side sleepers generally need a plushier mattress because their entire body weight is concentrated on a smaller surface.
A firm mattress will often result in shoulder pain, so it’s recommended that side sleepers either get the thicker variants or a plushier mattress topper.
As with most memory foam mattress, the edge support is mediocre, even though the complaints from customers are not as rampart as the Classic Brands memory foam mattress.
Take note if you have the habit of sleeping close to the edge, or if you have difficulty getting in and out of bed.
In these cases, you may want to invest in a mattress with stronger edge support such as the Zinus Memory Foam Green Tea Mattress.
All in all, the Lucid 10 Inch Gel Memory Foam mattress is an excellent choice considering its low price points. It provides good comfort, flexibility for adjustable bed bases and relief for body ache at extremely competitive prices.