LUCID 14 Inch Memory Foam Mattress Review
The LUCID 14 Inch Medium-Plush Memory Foam Mattress has been designed and constructed as a medium plush comfort mattress which allows the user to relax into a cloudlike feel of the mattress while sleeping. This mattress boasts the deepest possible sink for the Lucid mattresses. The mattress has been rated at 6/5 in terms of the plush feel of the mattress, and at the same time, it has excellent body conforming properties along with a high degree of support for the user. The bamboo charcoal layer of this mattress is placed just below the TENCEL lyocell blend cover. The combination is ideally suited for people with allergies or sensitive skin as a hypoallergenic layer is constructed which lowers the odor, regulates temperature, and manages the moisture. The gel-infused memory foam layer relieves pressure points and conforms to the body shape of the user. This enables the user to sleep perfectly calmly without waking up with numb arms and legs. The 10-inch supportive high-density foam base underneath the upper layers enables this mattress to become ideally suited for couples as well as for those who have large body weight and shape.
Materials and Construction
The LUCID 14 Inch Medium-Plush Memory Foam Mattress has been constructed as a medium plush comfort mattress which has been equipped with a 1-inch layer of bamboo charcoal-infused memory foam, and this layer has been enclosed in a quilted cover. Bamboo charcoal has been known to have properties that are suitable for use by people who have got sensitive skins. It is also temperature regulating and tends to create a microclimate around the mattress, which keeps the temperature of the body of the user at the desired level and also keeps him/her dry and cool. This thermal regulation is ideal for spending warm summer nights in a cool and composed manner. The hypoallergenic nature of the TENCEL lyocell blend cover coupled with the bamboo charcoal-infused memory foam layer allows the mattress to be used by people with allergies and sensitive skin without worrying about getting up in the morning with skin rashes or stuffed noses. The hypoallergenic layer does not allow the build-up of bacteria, allergens, and mildew, etc. on the surface of the mattress, and this protects the user from all such irritants and harmful organisms. The absence of bacterial growth and mildew, etc. also increase the lifespan of the mattress as it is easy to maintain and keep clean, ensuring durability.
This layer is followed by a gel-infused foam layer, which ensures that the entire sleep system takes the shape of the body of the user and gradually bounces back when the weight of the user’s body shifts. This foam layer also relieves pressure points and relieves the stress on hips, shoulders, etc. of the user. As such, this layer has a lot to do with the comfort of the user. It allows the user to sink into the mattress and feel like as if he/she is sleeping on a cloud. This layer also ensures breathability. In combination with the thermal regulation of the upper layer, this layer of gel-infused memory foam has got an open cell structure which allows air to get in and create an air circulation through the sleep system. This airflow wicks away the sweat and moisture away from the user’s body and keeps him/her extremely dry and cool. Even, during warm summer might’s, the user would remain cool and dry and not be bothered about the heat in the environment.
Similarly, in winters, the user is kept warm. Thus, the breathability of the mattress ensures that the user remains cool and dry in warm summer nights and warm and dry in cold winter nights. The gel-infused memory foam further supports the hypoallergenic nature of the upper layer and ensures that the user is not bothered by allergens and bacterial growth. The user does not toss or turn during the night as a result and spends the night comfortably in deep rest. This allows the user to get up in the morning fully energized and is ready to face the next hectic day with full energy and vitality.
The third layer in this mattress is a very thick 10-inch layer of high-density support foam. In many mattresses especially the traditional ones, the support is usually provided by coil innerspring which are independently encased in individual pockets and these exhibit such properties as motion isolation and body contouring besides offering a great bounce-back effect and support. IN this mattress, the same function is performed by the 10-inch supportive high-density foam base, which is 10-inches thick. High-density foam is extremely formed, and it is used in modern mattresses as a supportive foam base. This type of foam is generally not used to create the entire mattress as it is too firm. Therefore, it is used as a foundation under the breathable, thermal regulating, and body-conforming memory foam layers which are infused with bamboo charcoal and gel. High-density foam is generally prepared as a blend of the regular polyurethane (PU) foams. It is a polymer which is formed when polyol chemically reacts with a diisocyanate. Both of these chemicals have organic origins. When this chemical reaction takes place in the ratio of polyol and diisocyanate in the ratio of 2:1, it gives rise to polyurethane. However, the producers of this type of foam add other compounds to this blend to control the density of the PU foam. With the addition of the additional compounds, the desired high density is obtained, which is ideally suited to use the foam as a supportive base in mattresses. The foam is synthesized and is poured into molds. Later, it is cooled, and then it is cut in layers to be usable in mattresses.
The foams used in this 14-inch mattress are all CertiPUR-US certified. This is reflective of the fact that they have cleared third party independent laboratory testing and conform to the CertiPUR-US standards in terms of the absence of such harmful chemicals as formaldehyde, phthalates, and other harmful and hazardous chemicals like ire retardants. The certification also ensures that the foams emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) at an acceptable and controlled level. The cleanliness of the room air is extremely important for the health of the user, and this certification goes a long way in ensuring the user that this mattress conforms to the independent third-party standards.
|LUCID 14 Inch Memory Foam Mattress – Highlights|
|Warranty:||10 years, limited warranty|
|Type:||All Foam Mattress (bamboo charcoal-infused, gel-infused memory foams, comfort foam, high-density foam)|
|Sizes Available:||Twin, Twin Extra Long (XL), Full, Queen, King, and California King.|
|Ideal for:||Back, Stomach and Side sleepers, People with sensitive skin or allergy issues|
|Quality of Materials:||CertiPUR-US Certified Foams|
|Differentiators||Highly breathable, Temperature regulating, Cloudlike sleep experience with medium push feel, Comfortable, Supportive|
|Comparable Mattresses:||LUCID 16 Inch Plush Gel Memory Foam and Latex Mattress
Sleepy’s 14″ Plush Quilted Gel Memory Foam Mattress
Comfort & Ergonomics
The comfort of the mattress as well its ergonomics are ensured by all the layers of this 14-inch mattress. The top layers are instrumental in providing the user with the ‘cloudlike’ feel, and they also contour very well to the shape of the user’s body. The top layers are instrumental in adding plushness to this highly comfortable and supportive mattress. The user gets the best sink on this mattress as compared to other mattresses by LUCID. The top layers ensure pressure relief and the neck, shoulders, hips, neck, and head are all relieved of any stress. The support to these body parts is provided by the bottom later. The hypoallergenic nature of the top layers, as well as the breathability factor, ensure that the user spends the night properly thermally regulated, allergen-free, and extremely dry and cool. These factors have a huge contribution to the overall comfort level offered to the user by this mattress. The high breathability of the mattress ensures a high level of air circulation through the mattress, and the user’s sweat or any other moisture is immediately wicked away. This allows the user to spend the night without any discomfort. When these features are combined with the plush feel of the upper layer and the cloudlike feel it offers to the user, the matters provide the ultimate in terms of comfort.
The thermal regulation offered by the top layer adds to the comfort level as well. The mattress keeps the user at a perfectly desired temperature and dissipates heat away from the user. The body temperature of the user is thus regulated, and the user is thus, able to get a very comfortable sleep without any discomfort throughout the night. This mattress is ideal for those users who sleep hot because the mattress has thermal regulating properties. The body-conforming nature of the gel-infused memory foam layer is instrumental in providing perfect ergonomics to this mattress. The user’s spine is properly aligned, and the body parts are properly supported. When the mattress takes the shape of the body of the user, the user feels extremely comfortable. When the user shifts his/her weight on the mattress, the gel-infused memory foam under the user is pressed, and the part of the foam that is no longer under the body gradually bounces back to allow the mattress to take the shape of the user’s body. This feature is extremely desirable, and this mattress is ideally suited in terms of body contouring.
Apart from the contribution to the comfort level of the mattress by the bamboo charcoal layer of memory foam, the gel-infused layer of the foam and the supportive layers, additional contribution results from the presence of dual comfort layers in this mattress. These have been placed on top of the supportive foam base. The placement results in the creation of an extremely comfortable and plush feel, and the thick high-density foam support base fully supports it. Thus, both the comfort ad the ergonomics in the mattress are a result of the excellent combination of the different foam layers in this 14-inch thick mattress.
Durability & Warranty
There are many factors which make these matters extremely durable. The major contribution to durability is provided by the 10-inch high-density support foam base in the mattress, which is extremely durable on its own. The foam density is usually measured in pounds per cubic foot in the American measuring system. A density of 3.5 lbs.ft3 is considered low density, between 3.5 lbs/ft3 and 5 lbs./ft3 is considered as medium density and any density of the foam above 5 lbs.ft3 is considered as high density. The base layer is thickest in terms of the height as it is 10-inches in this 14-inch thick mattress while the rest of the layers constitute 4 inches on the top. As a general rule related to durability of a mattress, the higher the density of the supportive foam base, the higher is the durability of the mattress. As the lowest layer is the high-density foam layer and it is 10-inches thick, the mattress boasts a very high quality as well as durability. Higher density also translates to a higher support level of the mattress, which makes it more comfortable for the user.
The high level of durability of this 14-inch thick mattress also stems from the fact that it is hypoallergenic and has got high breathability. These two characteristics ensure that the mattress does not develop mildew, bacteria, or allergens over time, even if the use is prolonged. The organisms, as well as the allergens, are repelled by the mattress, and they do not cause a build-up on the mattress surface. This keeps the surface of the mattress clean, and if the user maintains the mattress properly, it will last for a very long time. The user has t ensure that once, the mattress is unpacked, it is placed in an airy area of the room with the windows open and preferably the fan running. This allows the air which is present in the cells of the foam layers of the mattress from the time the mattress was processed, is released. This is replaced by the new room air, which is cleaner. This ensures that the mattress would lose its initial odo0r quickly and would be suitable for anyone sensitive to odor — the mattress. One unpacked requires a few days to get to the right shape, and the user needs to allow this time for it to attain its actual size. It is not recommended to cover the mattress during this initial period.
It is also extremely important for the user to ensure that the mattress is placed on a solid foundation. If the foundation is not solid, the mattress can sag, and this can reduce its lifespan. Similarly, the bed frame or the foundation which holds the mattress must ensure that the mattress is being held in a way which does not permit it to slide or wobble. In either case, the matters would likely suffer damage ad its life could be shortened. Spot cleaning can be used on the mattress. However, no bleach or chemicals should be used, and only water-based products can be applied. This mattress is extremely durable. However, the user also needs to maintain it properly to take full advantage of its high level of durability and product quality.
The warranty for this mattress is a 10-year limited warranty. The warranty covers defects due to materials and workmanship. LUCID takes the issue of quality extremely seriously, and this is confirmed by the fact that the foams used in this 14-inch thick memory foam mattress are CertiPUR-US certified. The company is fully committed to standing by its guarantees related to the TENCEL lyocell blend mattress covers which control moisture as well as the high-density high-quality supportive foam base. This gives confidence to the user, and he/she can sleep on this mattress with full confidence that the manufacturer aptly backs its quality and durability. At this point, it is noteworthy to mention that the 10-year limited warranty is valid for the products purchased in the United States only.
The 14-inch mattress from Lucid is available in many sizes. As far as the height is concerned, the user needs to consider the height of the base of the bed frame or the solid foundation to arrive at the total height of the sleep system which is the sum of the height of the base of the bed or foundation and the 14-inch height of the mattress. In case, it appears to be too high for the user, he/she can consider getting a low bed frame and placing the mattress on its base to arrive at the desired sleep height from the floor of the room.
The mattress is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, and California King sizes. The Twin-size mattress is 75 x 39 x 14 inches, and the weight of the mattress is 58.3 pounds. The Twin XL mattress has got dimensions of 80 x 39 x 14 inches, and the weight of this mattress is 67 pounds. The next available size is Full, and its dimensions are 75 x 54 x 14 inches, and the weight of this sized mattress is 82.2 pounds. The Queen size mattress weighs 92 pounds, and its product dimensions are 80 x 60 x 14 inches. The King size mattress, on the other hand, weighs 128 pounds, and its dimensions are 80 x 76 x 14 inches. Finally, the California King size mattress is available with dimensions of 84 x 72 x 14 inches and its weight is 127 pounds,
The Twin 14-inch mattress is available in the market for $317.99. The price of the Twin XL size of this mattress is $ 343.19. The Full size is being sold in the market at $425.97. The Queen size, on the other hand, is available at $519.29. The King size Lucid 14-inch Plus, Memory Foam mattress, is available at 635.99 while the California King size is available for purchase at $610.99. These prices are the general retailer process and could differ from one retailer to another slightly. Keeping in mind, the fact that the mattress is 14-inches thick and it provides the purchaser with a medium plush feel, these prices are quite moderate and do not classify as high. The mattress is very high quality. It is hypoallergenic, breathable, and temperature regulating. It relieves pressure points and allows a high level of support to the user. On top of all these, it gives the most sink as compared to the other Lucid mattresses.
For this reason, the prices are considered moderate as a lot of features and benefits are packed inside this highly durable and high-quality mattress from Lucid. The customer gets a highly exceptional value for every dollar spent on this mattress. If properly maintained, the mattress would last for a very long time and serve the customer to provide cool, comfortable, and supportive sleep every night.
Who is it Ideal for?
The LUCID 14 Inch Medium-Plush Memory Foam Mattress has got a medium plush feel. It is ideal for those people who love to have a cloudlike experience when they sleep. The mattress has got the best sink as compared to all the other Lucid mattresses. Normally, plush mattresses are not liked by stomach sleepers, but this mattress is good for the stomach, back and side sleepers. According to statistics provided by the manufacturer, 22% of the people who have bought this mattress sleep on their stomach. 35% think that the mattress is even firmer than the 5/5 rating accorded to it by the manufacturer. Even though it is firm; the mattress is still very supportive. This mattress offers the best combination of firm and plush and thus provides the customer with a medium plush feel.
The mattress is also ideal for people with sensitive skin and those who are prone to allergies. Its hypoallergenic nature ensures that the users would not wake up with stuffed noses or skin rashes and would be extremely comfortable throughout the night. The mattress does not allow the growth of bacteria, mildew, or allergens on the surface of the mattress.
- The 14-inch mattress has got a hypoallergenic cover as well as bamboo charcoal infused top layer.
- The mattress is highly breathable and regulates the body temperature of the user.
- The mattress keeps the user dry and cool even during warm summer nights.
- The mattress has got a medium, plush feel.
- The mattress has got body-conforming and pressure relieving properties.
- The mattress is highly durable.
- Some users find the sleeping area tends to sink after a few months of usage.
- Some people find it to be a bit too firm for their likeness.
The LUCID 14 Inch Medium-Plush Memory Foam Mattress is an all-foam mattress where different types of foams perform all the different functionalities. It does not include innerspring coils for support and as such is not a hybrid mattress in that sense. However, it does make good use of different types of foams, which include bamboo charcoal-infused memory foam, gel-infused memory foam, a comfort foam, and high-density foam for support. It offers a medium plush feel to the user and is highly breathable as well as temperature regulating. The mattress wicks away sweat and moisture away from the user and also provides a high level of support to the user. It is body-conforming and also relieves pressure points. The mattress has got al the necessary functions and is also very durable. For these reasons, it is a suitable mattress for all those people who prefer a medium lush feel which results due to the combination of plush and firm in this mattress. It is also moderately priced.