LUCID 10 Inch Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress Review
The LUCID 10 Inch Bamboo Charcoal/Aloe Vera Infused Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress has been designed and constructed to bring a great change in the way people sleep. Its memory foam layer has been infused with bamboo charcoal which helps to reduce the odor to a minimum and also regulates the temperature to create a cool microenvironment on the mattress which is at a desirable temperature and is free of odor. This infusion is further supplemented by allowing vera infusion in the memory foam layer, which makes the mattress very relaxing and gives it a luxurious touch. The foam layers are supported from below by a 5.5-inch independently wrapped steel coil springs which provide long-lasting support to the gentle mattress. The comfort level and the luxury feel provided by this mattress enable a quick and relaxing sleep experience.
Materials and Construction
The mattress carries all the benefits of memory foam, bamboo charcoal infusion into memory foam, alow vera infusion into the memory foam as well as the benefits of support foam. The top layers are memory foam layers which have been infused with bamboo charcoal and aloe vera. Memory foam was developed for NASA in 1966. It was one of those innovations that were initiated in the 1960s as a part of the space race between the United States and the erstwhile Soviet Union. Many of these innovations proved to be very beneficial to humanity. Visco-elastic memory foam popularly known as memory foam is one of these highly beneficial innovations. The original intent to develop this material was to provide cushioning and deflection of the pull of gravity which was confronted by astronauts as they took off or when they re-entered the earth’s atmosphere from space. Researchers started to realize many potential consumer and medical applications of Visco elastic memory foam, and therefore, it was sold to a public company which succeeded in bringing out the first memory foam mattress in the 1990s. Before that, the mattress industry had stagnated for a hundred years in the sense that no innovations had been made within the industry. The introduction of memory foam in mattresses marked a watershed moment in the history of this industry. The awareness related to the benefits of memory foam started to spread immediately after its introduction in mattresses. A lot of manufacturers started using it in their mattresses today, at least 20% of the mattresses sold in the market are memory foam mattresses.
The mattress has been equipped with a very soft cover, which is also highly breathable. The cover enables a very nice feel for the bed and is also instrumental in providing an air layer between the body and the mattress. This air layer adds to the nicety of the mattress. Lucid has also made use of memory foam in the top layers of this mattress. One layer of memory foam has been infused with bamboo charcoal, and the other layer has been infused with aloe vera. These two layers provide all the benefits of memory foam and on top of these have additional properties related to the addition of bamboo charcoal and aloe vera. As, one of the characteristics of memory foam is to provide pressure point relief, the top layers of this mattress. Provide this relief — one of the early applications of Visco elastic memory foam related to medical use. The material has been introduced in the medical field and was used to provide protection, cushioning as well as comfort t individuals who were admitted to the intensive care unit in hospitals, and it was also used in making wheelchair cushions.
While sleeping, if an individual lay in the same position for a very long time, the combined effect of the gravity pulling him/her downwards and the resistance of the bed in the upward direction can result in the slowing of blood circulation and the soft tissues that get caught in the middle become prone to damage. The viscoelastic memory foam provides a solution for this issue as it relieves pressure points and minimizes body sores as well as pain in sensitive areas. Memory foam is body-conforming and takes the shape of the body. This is exactly opposite to the situation with traditional beddings which forced the body to contour to them. The memory foam is a little different as compared to traditional coil springs. It does not exert a strong pushback on the body or place any additional upward pressure but simply contours to the shape of the body.
Memory foam supports the various parts of the body on the mattress quite evenly. Each part is individually supported, and the entire weight of the body is distributed throughout the surface of the mattress. The mattress is, therefore, able to contour to the body curves and aptly supports the lower back. This makes the spine align itself in a neutral position. This would not happen on another type of materials. On coil springs, bodyweight gets concentrated on areas which are directly below the body. This leads to the hips and the heels bearing the load. This is not good for both side, and back sleepers as their lower lumbar area do not get the required support. The person starts to suffer from muscle tension and lower back pain.
The support provided by memory foam as well the ability to relieve pressure points relieves not just the pain felt by the body currently but also prevents more of it from happening. A high number of people who have used memory foam mattresses report that pain in their back, shoulders, and hips has reduced considerably. People with fibromyalgia and arthritis also prefer memory foam. They experience optimal comfort level as their spine is correctly aligned, the foam contours to their body and does not place additional pressure on their sensitive areas. This leads to comfortable and undisturbed sleep. Memory foam mattresses accommodate all types of sleepers regardless of whether they sleep on their side, back, or stomach. The foam cradleland melds to every part of the body, and this way, the sleeper acquires the most comfortable position during sleep. No pressure points are created. Memory foam mattresses also provide a range of options far as a preference for firmness levels is concerned.
Traditional mattresses create waves of motion when one sleep partner moves. Couples with different sleep schedules are greatly disturbed when one partner gets up. Memory foam mattresses absorb the motion and isolate it. They do not transfer it to the sleep partner. When one partner gets up, the other one is not jolted. In traditional mattresses, dust mites start living and thriving and cause indoor allergies. Normally typical coil spring mattresses have millions of dust mites inside them as they have large open spaces where they can easily reside. Memory foam is dense and therefore, does not allow this luxury to them. Thus, memory foam mattresses are inherently hypoallergenic, and they can be easily paired with hypoallergenic covers to get ensure that no allergy issues arise. Per dander and mild is also repelled by memory foam. There are some memory foams which have very low VOCs or off-gassing and this helps people who are allergic to smells.
The top 2 layers of foam in this mattress are infused with bamboo charcoal and allow vera, respectively. The bamboo charcoal infusion, which is also called Takesumi in Japan offers a lot of health and wellness related benefits. Bamboo charcoal is derived naturally and has got superior absorption properties. The bamboo-charcoal memory foam layer blends comfortable sleep experience with health advantages. The qualities of bamboo charcoal persist for a long time. Bamboo charcoal infusion in memory foam ensures a peaceful, cozy, and healthy sleep experience. Many interior designers and architects love to recommend these to their clients. They eliminate body door, regulate temperature, absorb body toxins which the body releases as sweat, and are anti-dust mites and anti-bacterial. The aloe vera insertion into the memory foam promotes a fresh feel and provides a luxurious and serene sleep experience.
The bamboo charcoal and aloe vera infused memory foam layers are supported by a 2-inch high-density support foam layer as well as the 5.5-inch layer of coil innerspring which are individually pocketed. Not only, these layers provide the required support to hold the body in place but also ensure motion isolation as only those coil springs get compressed which are directly under the body. As the body moves away, they regain their original shape.
|LUCID 10 Inch Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress – Highlights|
|Warranty:||Ten years of the limited warranty for the mattress, 100-night sleep trial|
|Type:||Hybrid mattress with foam layers and coil springs|
|Ideal for:||All types of sleepers like side, back, and stomach sleepers. People who prefer a medium plush mattress with body-conforming comfort and support. People with allergies.|
|Category:||All Foam Mattress (Gel-infused memory foam, gel-infused support foam and high-density support foam base))|
|Quality of Materials:||CertiPUR-US certified High-Quality Foams|
|Differentiators||Medium plush, Body-Conforming, Fresh, Cool, Supportive Hybrid Foams plus Coil spring mattress|
|Comparable Mattresses:||Zinus Spa Sensations 10″ Spring and Gel Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress
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Comfort & Ergonomics
The comfort and ergonomics of the LUCID 10 Inch Bamboo Charcoal/Aloe Vera Infused Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress result from the combined action of all the memory foam layers as well as the support foam layer and the coil springs. The body-conforming and contouring action of memory foam is further emphasized by the coil spring layer at the bottom of the mattress. This mattress is extremely versatile in the sense that it can be easily used with a platform bed, box spring, metal grid, adjustable base, slated base, etc. In recent years, adjustable beds have been becoming very popular, and this mattress can be easily used with these. Memory foam layers in this mattress flex with the adjustable base and this way, it starts to contour to the different positions which are taken by the adjustable base. The mattresses continue to maintain their durability when used with adjustable beds. When the bed becomes flat or gets angled, the memory foam layers continue to relieve pressure points as well as offer support. Traditional innerspring only mattresses would not be so flexible, and therefore, they could provide less support or comfort if used in adjustable beds in different positions — the addition of memory foam layers in this mattress’s changes all that.
The mattress offers a medium plush feel as a result of the memory foam layers, the transitional support foam layer, and the coil springs all acting together. It allows a very gentle and soft comfort, which is blended with a well-balanced level of support by the support foam and the coil springs underneath. The infusion of bamboo charcoal and aloe vera respectively in its top two layers ensures coolness, climates odors, and also wicks moisture away. The combination of the infusions and memory foam make this actress hypoallergenic, and dust mites, allergens, ad other organisms are repelled. Therefore, this mattress is a very good choice for anyone facing allergy issues, sensitive skin, sensitivity to smell, etc.
The bamboo infusion creates a cool sleep experience as this layer of memory foam not only contours to the shape of the body but also wicks away moisture and body heat away from the mattress thus providing a cool and temperature regulated, moisture-free microenvironment on top of the mattress. This allows for a great and comfortable sleep experience throughout the night and prevents any possible tossing and turning due to discomfort related to heat or moisture. The absence of dust mites, allergens, etc. helps further, and the sleeper gets the most pleasurable sleep possible. People with allergies do not wake up with stuffed noses and skin rashes and feel energetic and full of vigor in the morning. This allows them to face the next hectic day with full confidence. A great night with perfect and comfortable sleep is the key to remain active and energized during the day.
The comfort of the mattress is also related to the ergonomics offered by this mattress as it does not allow the sleeper to sink into the mattress despite providing a medium plush feel on top of the mattress. The memory foam layers ensure that the body is properly molded and cradled, and the bamboo charcoal infusion guarantees a cool and dry sleep at the desired temperature. The aloe vera infusion further creates a fresh feel, and all of these lead to a lot of comfort throughout the night. On top of these, the support foam layer and the coil springs base ensure that this high level of comfort is fully supported ensuring that there is no sinking feeling at all.
Durability and Warranty
The materials used in this mattress are all high-quality materials which allow the mattress to be highly durable. All the foams used in the mattress, including the bamboo charcoal, infused memory foam layer, the aloe vera infused memory foam layer, and the high-density transitional support foam layer is all CertiPUR-US Certified. This is an independent third-party laboratory testing and certification system which ensures that these foams do not contain any harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, PBDEs, phthalates, flame retardants, etc. The certification also ensures that the foam layers do not emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in dangerous proportions, and their emissions are controlled and within acceptable limits. The certification on an overall basis ensures that the foams used in the mattress are certified for both contents and performance.
The Support foam layer is also durable as a result of its higher density. The high-density foams are used in mattress to either, act as a support base in the absence of coil springs, or if coil springs are present, the support foam layer is used for transitioning between the comfortable memory foam to the conspiring base as is the case in this mattress. The support foam layers are usually high-density foams with a density above 5 lbs./ft3. This translates to the fact that just a cubic foot of such high-density foam would weigh more than 5 lbs. High-density foam is more durable as compared to the foam of lower density as the higher density accords it more structural strength and integrity. The higher the density of the foam, the higher is its quality ad the same is the case with durability as well.
The matters are duly supported at the bottom by the 5.5-inch layer of coil springs which are individually encased. If the edges are included in this coil spring layer, it becomes a 6-inch layer containing coil springs which are independently pocketed to offer both support and prevent motion transfer. The steel used in these coil springs makes them highly durable, and they last for a very long time. Care should, however, be taken to ensure that the coil spring part does not get dust mites or allergens living in it. These coil springs work in tandem with memory foam layers to perform body contouring, and when they are compressed because of the weight of the body on the mattress, they only get compressed in the areas which are directly below the body. This prevents motion transfer. As the body moves away, the springs simply bounce back to the original position. The mattress maintains its shape and integrity for a long time and is thus very durable.
The durability of this mattress is related to how well it is maintained as well. It needs o to be spot cleaned only when required. No chemical or bleach can be used. If it gets soaked due to spillage, a piece of cloth can be used to ooze out the liquid and then it can be dried. If cleaning is required, it can be cleaned with water-based products. Heat should never be applied to the mattress, and the use of an electric blanket or heating pads is not recommended. When the matters arrive at home for the first time, it needs to be unrolled and allowed to decompress in an airy room preferably with the fan on. This way, the room air would start to replace the processed air, which gives a smell. It would decompress, gain its full shape, and off-gas during the initial few days.
The LUCID 10 Inch Bamboo Charcoal/Aloe Vera Infused Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress comes with a 100-night free trial as well as a 10-year limited warranty. The matters can be returned within the trial period at no charge. The limited warranty covers defects due to materials and workmanship and does not cover damage sustained during handling or transportation. Damage due to large spills, cuts, burns, wear, and tear is also not covered by the limited warranty. The warranty period starts from the date the mattress is purchased.
The thickness of this mattress is 10 inches, and the height of the sleep system is this calculated by adding this height to the bed frame base height or the foundation base height. The height of the bedding, which comes on top of the mattress needs to be taken into account as well. As far as the sizes are concerned, this mattress is available in all the standard sizes, which include Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King sizes. The Twin size is 75 x 39 x 10 inches and weighs 49 lbs. The Twin XL size, on the other hand, is 50 lbs. In weight and its dimensions are 80 x 39 x 10 inches. The Full size is available in dimensions of 75 x 54 x 10 inches and the weight is 65 lbs. The Queen size weighs 77 lbs.., and is available in dimensions of 80 x 60 x 10 inches. The King size has got dimensions of 80 x 76 x 10 inches, and the weight is 96 lbs. Finally, California King has got a weight of 96 lbs. And its dimensions are 84 x 72 x 10 inches.
Who is it Ideal for?
The LUCID 10 Inch Bamboo Charcoal/Aloe Vera Infused Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress is ideal for all types of sleepers which include side, back, and stomach sleepers as it has got a medium plush feel. It provides body-contouring, coolness, freshness, and support to all types of sleepers. People with allergy issues can also rest comfortably on it, and so would people who have sensitive skin.
- The mattress has got a breathable cover.
- The mattress contains bamboo charcoal in the top foam layer for coolness.
- The second foam layer of aloe-vera infused memory foam provides freshness during sleep.
- The transitional support foam layer provides both comfort and support.
- The foams are all CertiPUR-US certified.
- The coil springs at the bottom are very durable and tough. They provide adequate support to the body.
- Some people complain of Fiberglas leaking from the cover.
- Some regard the mattress as a bit firm.
The LUCID 10 Inch Bamboo Charcoal/Aloe Vera Infused Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress provides a cool, fresh and comfortable sleep and also ensures perfect support as a result of the usage of the coil spring layer at the bottom of the mattress. The mattress is body-conforming and temperature regulating as well. It wicks away moisture and ensures dryness a well. It is a medium plush mattress, but for some people, it appears a bit too firm. The materials used in it are high quality as the foams are all CertiPUR-US certified.