Lucid is a budget mattress brand that predominantly sells through Amazon, where they (as of late 2018) have a 4.1 star rating and over 5,000 reviews. They also offer Amazon Prime, so that free expedited shipping is an option for Prime members.
This bed will arrive on your doorstep rolled up and compressed in plastic, inside a cardboard box. Try to unpackage your mattress right away and in the room you intend to use it. It’ll need 24-48 hours to fully inflate and air out any chemical smells from being packaged.
Unfortunately, Lucid does not offer traditional trial periods with their bed when you order through Amazon. Most other bed-in-a-box brands offer trial periods of around 100-nights and free returns during this period, but they also cost a couple hundred dollars more. If you’re looking at this bed because of the price, check out this list of Best Mattresses Under $500.
If you are unhappy with your Lucid mattress and want to return it, contact Amazon for their policies. You can also look for information on the bed’s Amazon product page. You might not be eligible for a full return, so be sure to do your research and read this whole post before you buy. Amazon has a 30-day return window.
Congratulations! You have found one of the most affordable mattresses on the market. While prices tend to fluctuate on Amazon, we’ve seen a Lucid 10” Gel Memory Foam mattress in a queen size for around $200. If you’re not a picky sleeper and don’t need any bells and whistles (like cooling technology) with your bed, this is a good bang for your buck. Here’s a current pricing breakdown by size:
|King / Cal King||$425|
Again, keep your eye on this bed for a little bit, as prices change frequently.
As the name clearly describes, this is a 10” all-foam bed (they do offer different thicknesses, as well) with a memory foam feel. Its construction starts with 7.5″ of High Density Support Foam, and is then topped with 2.5″ of Gel Memory Foam that contains microscopic gel beads and is ventilated. It’s a simple foam construction, similar to that of Nectar or AmazonBasics.
All of Lucid’s foam in the bed is CertiPUR-US certified, which means the foam has been independently tested for safety of materials used, physical performance, and environmental stewardship. Careful construction guarantees no prohibited phthalates, no ozone depleters, no CFCs, no mercury, no formaldehyde, no PBDEs, and low emission (VOCs) for indoor air quality. They also state that this mattress does not contain synthetic or natural latex of any kind.
The cover of the mattress is a tencel blend fabric. It’s made with 10% tencel lyocell, and 90% polyester. This is a very thin cover. So thin that it’s almost see-through, so you can see the foam construction of the bed. It’s also a bit loose and it tends to bunch up. It’s not the best cover we’ve seen, but that’s mostly an aesthetic problem.
This cover is removable, but we don’t recommend that you ever actually remove it. If you have any spills or stains, just mix some mild detergent with warm water and spot treat the area.
We recommend you rotate your mattress every 3-6 months to prevent against permanent indentations or sagging in the bed. This mattress is not flippable, so there is no need to flip it.
The Lucid 10” Gel Memory Foam mattress has a dense memory foam feel and is available in three firmness options: Medium-Plush, Medium, and Firm. We scored the Firm model as a medium-firm to firm on our firmness scale.
Keep in mind that firmness is relative to the weight of the sleeper. Usually, the heavier someone is, the more they’ll sink into the bed and the softer the bed will feel. Whereas a lighter person won’t sink into the bed as much, so the bed will feel firmer to them.
It doesn’t immediately respond to pressure, but it’s actually fairly quick by memory foam mattress standards.
The Lucid 10” Gel Memory Foam is a great bed for back and stomach sleepers. This bed is so firm that it does a great job of supporting the hips and shoulders so that they don’t sag into the mattress, causing the spine to arch. It’s important to keep your spine in neutral alignment to prevent waking up with aches and pains.
The Medium-Plush and Medium options are best for side and combo sleepers. Side sleepers need a softer bed that is pressure relieving for their hips and shoulders.
Not really. Because this is a 10” all-foam bed, it won’t have great durability for heavier people. It will be pretty supportive, though, because it’s just so firm. If you’re a heavier person who needs a bed for only a year or two, it should be fine. If you want something more long term, check out our list of Best Hybrid Beds.
We think this mattress is a great option for kids and teens. Be aware that it will be a very firm memory foam mattress for them, though, because kids and teens tend to weigh less. College students should also consider this bed, because if they only plan on having it for 3-4 years, it’s not a huge investment.
We’d say temperature neutral, partially because it uses gel memory foam as opposed to traditional memory foam. Usually memory foam beds tend to sleep warm because you sink into the mattress and the surrounding material heats up from your body, but because this particular memory foam bed is so firm and dense, you’ll sleep more on top of the bed instead of down in it. This means you’ll get better airflow. The top layer of memory foam in this bed is also ventilated for airflow, which keeps it more temperature neutral.
If you have a preference on whether you like to sleep warm or cool, external factors will have more of an influence. We recommend consulting your thermostat.
The Lucid 10” Gel Memory Foam mattress is a good option for couples. The edge support on this bed is pretty good, which means that you can go for a smaller size to fit in your tiny apartment, and neither of you will fall off the side of the bed because the edge can’t support your weight.
The motion isolation on this bed is really good. This isn’t surprising, considering it’s made with dense memory foam.
This means when your partner thinks it’s a good idea to drink coffee at 5pm (rest tip: it’s not), and tosses and turns all night, they won’t wake you up with all their motion.
In summary, we think this mattress is a fair deal considering the price. Just be aware that this bed is quite firm and best for back and stomach sleepers. It’s not the most aesthetically impressive bed on the market, but that’s what sheets and blankets are for. We think this bed is a great option for kids, teens, and college students, and couples looking for a 4-5 year mattress should be fine on it, as well.
How did we get this bed?
|This bed was sent to us for free to try out. As always, we are under no obligation to give good or bad reviews of this mattress. All opinions are purely that of the Slumber Yard team.|
What other products does Lucid sell?
|They have numerous other mattresses, as well as bed frames, mattress toppers, and other sleep accessories.|
Does this bed come in multiple sizes?
|Yes. They make the standard memory foam bed in a 5", 12", and 14" varietal. They also make latex beds, hybrid beds, and more.|