LUCID 16 Inch Plush Memory Foam and Latex Mattress Review
The LUCID 16-Inch Plush Gel Memory Foam and Latex Mattress has been designed and constructed as a plush mattress and has got four layers which provide the resulting ultimate comfort in sleep. The mattress contains natural latex, and the other layers are made out of CertiPUR-US certified foam. Both of these materials are resistant to dust mites and allergens. The latex and memory foam combination provides an optimal level of orthopedic support and helps to lower the back pain as well as pain in the neck and shoulders. The manufacturer has utilized memory foams with open cell construction to create an durable and resilient foam mattress which would not produce long-lasting body impressions. The mattress cover has been made out of TENCEL blend fabric, which is a mix of polyester and TENCEL lyocell in the ratio of 90:10. The cover provides a highly breathable layer at the top of this plush mattress.
Materials and Construction
The 16-inch Lucid Natural Latex and Memory foam mattress has got four layers and a cover. The cover is made out of Premium TENCEL™ blend which contains both TENCEL™ lyocell and polyester. This is a distinctively new upgrade on the mattress and provides a highly breathable top which is soft to touch as well. The contents of this cover are obtained through a manufacturing process, which is an eco-friendly process. This cover is also instrumental in creating a nice layer of air between the body and the mattress. Tencel is a brand which is owned by a company called Lenzing Fibers. This fabric is made out of wood-derived cellulose, and, in specific terms, it is derived from eucalyptus trees. The use of Tencel Lyocell is rather recent in the market for mattress covers and bedsheets. It started to be used in bedding since 1972 and has become quite popular since that time. It is quite different from cotton in the sense that while cotton is woven out of fibers derived from the cotton plant, lyocell is obtained from the pulp of eucalyptus wood. This eucalyptus wood pulp is dissolved, and then it is spun into fibers. These fibers are then woven together and the result is a very smooth and strong fabric called lyocell. The mattress cover contains a blend of this fabric and polyester.
Apart from the cover, the mattress contains four layers. The first layer is that of bamboo charcoal-infused memory foam, which is highly hypoallergenic and is very popular for its odor-eliminating properties. It also performs moisture management and regulates bot temperature as well as humidity. It has distinctive properties which allow it to filter allergens from the surrounding air and thus provides an allergen-free microclimate on top of the mattress. This is ideally suited for such people who have allergy issues or struggle with asthma. These people can have a perfectly comfortable and allergen-free sleep during the night and get up fully relaxed and energized without getting any skin irritation or stuffed noses.
The second layer beneath the bamboo charcoal-infused memory foam is that of it is comfortable and body-conforming or contouring memory foam. This is 3-inches thick and provides both softness and support to the ubody. It is ideally suited for relieving the pressure points on the body like hips and shoulders, etc. They release the stress at these pressure point sands provide comfort. The sleeper gets a perfectly good and comfortable night’s rest throughout the night and does not have t toss and turn the whole night. As opposed to sleeping on traditional foam which could cause serious numbness in both arms and legs, the contouring memory foam allows for a very relaxed sleep, and allows one to wakes up with no pain at any pressure points in the body. This foam has been CertiPUR-US certified for use by both children and adults and is known not to contain any harmful chemicals like flame retardants, formaldehyde, and phthalates, etc. This third-party independent laboratory certification also ensures that the emissions released by this foam about Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are well under control and well within limits.
The third layer is 2 inches thick, and it is of springy and responsive Latex, which is aptly derived from rubber trees. The latex present in this mattress is distinctively springy and also responds very quickly to the body weight as well as to his/her movements. Latex is, indeed a natural material. It is produced by harvesting sap or serum from rubber trees. The process is sustainable. This sap is blended with other natural products and then baked. The baking process results in latex, which is used in the mattress. Natural Latex is supportive and also very comfortable. It has body-conforming properties and keeps the spine properly aligned all-night. It also provides cushioning for such pressure points as hips and shoulders and enhances the comfort level. It is also resistant to mildew, dust mites, and mold. The dust mites can’t house themselves within latex. For those people who are allergic to dust mites, this is a useful characteristic of the latex layer. The latex layer does not contain any flame retardants or synthetic additives, and its CertiPUR-US certification proves this.
The fourth and last layer in this mattress is that of a highly supportive and high-density foam base. It is 10 inches thick and has been designed to ensure that it would support those people as well who have heavy frames. The supportive foam base has been designed to be useful for both back and side sleepers. High-density foam has a higher than 4 lbs./ft3 density, and it serves as a base of the mattresses instead of coil innerspring which serve exactly the same purpose in a hybrid mattress. In this case, this is an all-foam mattress with a latex layer as well, and the support is provided by the bottom 10-inch high-density foam layer. This layer ensures that the body would not sink into the mattress and would always have the adequate support available for a perfectly comfortable and supportive night’s sleep. The bottom layer also ensures motion isolation just like the coil innerspring and if one sleep partner is moving, the other one would not be bothered.
|LUCID 16 Inch Plush Memory Foam and Latex Mattress – Highlights|
|Firmness||Very Soft and Plush|
|Warranty:||10 years of limited warranty|
|Type:||All Foam and Natural Latex Mattress (Tencel Lyocell cover, bamboo charcoal-infused memory foam, Natural Latex memory foam, high-density base foam)|
|Ideal for:||Side sleepers, back sleepers, and people with allergy issues and asthma.|
|Category:||All Foam and Natural Latex Mattress|
|Quality of Materials:||CertiPUR-US Certified Foams|
|Differentiators||Highly breathable, Body-Conforming Pressure Relieving, Temperature, and Humidity regulating, Hypoallergenic, Very Soft and plush feel|
|Comparable Mattresses:||LIFE Home Oliver Smith – Organic Cotton – 16 Inch Memory Foam & Pocket Spring Matters|
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Comfort & Ergonomics
All the four layers in this Lucid 16-inch Natural Latex and Memory foam mattress are luxurious and all of these provide softness, contouring, support and also improve sleep in the long term. This is the softest mattress produced by Lucid. However, this does not mean that the body sinks into the mattress. The mattress is still quite supportive and pleases all those people who sleep on it. Regardless of whether one prefers a plush feel or a form feel, the mattress can please both these types of sleepers. The top layers of the mattress enable a very gentle and soft sink-in feel, however, the intermediate latex layers provides the very subtle bounce back effect which enables both the sink in feel along with the bouncy effect. This creates a perfectly pleasurable sleep experience ad; this is the reason that all the company mattress connoisseurs love to sleep on it and use it most of the time. This is a very popular Lucid mattress as well.
The memory foam layers in this mattress, as well as the latex layer, provide the body-conforming feature. They align the spine and relieve pressure points such as hips and the shoulders. The body-contouring feature allows the top layers of the mattress to take the shape of the body. Thus, when one lies down on the mattress, the parts of the mattress directly under the body are depressed and take the shape of the body. As one moves into another position, the parts of the mattress which are now exposed gradually regain their original shape. Thus, the ergonomics of this mattress are ideal in terms of body contouring and provide pressure point relief and motion isolation. This results in a very comfortable sleep experience.
In conjunction with the plushness and softness of the mattress, one is able to get the most comfortable sleep one can dream of on this soft and plush mattress. The comfort is also enhanced in the absence of mildew, mold, bacteria, and allergens as both the latex as well as the bamboo charcoal layers in this mattress are hypoallergenic and repel allergens and do not let dust mites and mildew in the mattress. People who have sensitive skin and those who are allergy-prone love to sleep on this mattress as it keeps then free of any possible allergies throughout the night enabling them to spend the night without tossing or turning. They wake up fully rejuvenated and fresh and are ready to face the hectic day ahead of them with full vigor and vitality.
The mattress is ideal not just in terms of the absence of allergens and other organisms but protects from harmful chemicals as well. This is also another source of comfort. Its third-party independent laboratory testing of the four layers has proven the absence of any harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, flame retardants, phthalates, etc. and the emissions of the Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are well under control and within acceptable limits. This CertiPUR-US certification ensures a chemical-free sleep throughout the night and this also enhances the level of comfort as it protects from any potential discomfort that would have been caused had the mattress, not been free of such harmful chemicals. The CertiPUR-US certification is valid for all lays of the foam and latex used in the mattress, and this makes the entire mattress ideal for a perfectly comfortable sleep experience.
Durability and Warranty
The durability of this 16-inch Lucid Memory foam and Latex mattress is directly related to its build quality and the high-quality materials which are used in its construction. The materials in it have been third party laboratory tested for environmental stewardship as well as for physical performance. There are no CFCs, no phthalate, no ozone depleters, no mercury, no formaldehyde, no PBDEs in it and the emissions of the VOCs are low. The mattress provides very good indoor air quality. The absence of al such chemicals also ensures the durability of this mattress besides its good effects on human health. The mattress has also ben built very robustly, and the four layers of foam including latex are nicely joined to each other and covered with a Tencel lyocell cover which ensures higher breathability as well.
The mattress foam has been constructed using open cell construction technology, which lets air into the open cells. This circulation enables the mattress to remain clean and odor-free. At the same time, it wicks away any sweat or moisture present on the body or the mattress. This allows the mattress to be used in warm summer nights as well. In the winter, it would keep the sleeper warm and dry. The passage of air through the open cell structure of the foam layers of this mattress ensures cleanliness and durability of the mattress as well. The air keeps the mattress fresh at all times. It is recommended that when the compressed and packed mattress arrives at home, one should place it in an airy spot and preferably keep the fan on for a few days initially. The mattress would gain its proper size, and the room air would gradually penetrate the mattress and push the process air out. Thus, the odor from the mattress would be released in te first few days after set up. Once set up, the open cell structure of the mattress foams would ensure that the sweat and moisture are always wicked away to keep the mattress cool and dry.
The durability of the mattress is also dependent on how well one maintains it. It needs to be kept clean, and whenever some liquid spills on the mattress, it needs to be wiped clean. In case, the mattress needs to e spot cleaned; only water-based products can be used. No bleach or chemicals are needed to clean the mattress In case; the mattress soaks, a piece of cloth can be used with pressure to ooze the liquid out of the mattress and then it ca be cleaned with a water-based product. One must also avoid the use of electric blankets, etc. as heating can cause the mattress to get damaged. It could lose some of its properties due to the use of heat generated by the electric blankets. It s essential to make sure that the mattress is placed on a very strong foundation or bed frame as it is 16-inch thick and quite heavy. It would even be better to have center support available in the bed frame to ensure that the mattress is properly supported. The mattress should not be allowed to sag because if it does, its life would be affected. Moreover, the bed frame or the foundation should be able to hold the mattress firmly, and it should not wobble or slide at all. Once these precautions are undertaken while installing the mattress, this mattress would last for a very long time.
The mattress carries a10-year limited warranty, and this warranty covers defects due to materials and workmanship, Lucid allows the purchasers to launch a warranty claim for any indentation greater than 1.5 inches. However, many other issues are not covered by warranty, and this is true for not just Lucid but other mattress manufacturers as well. Lucid warranty does not cover wear and tear of the mattress, normal increase in softness, damage caused due to improper foundation, bed, frame, etc., It also does not cover physical abuse which includes burns, stains, tearing, cuts, liquid spills, etc., change in mattress height over time, damage caused in transportation or handling as well as any possible damage due to placement of excessive weight on the mattress.
The LUCID 16 Inch Plush Gel Memory Foam and Latex Mattress are available in standards sizes such as Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King. As far as its thickness is concerned, it is 16 inches and one needs to add this height to the height of the bed frame base or the foundation base on which this mattress is going to be placed. This would give the total height of the sleep system. In case, that turns out to be too high for the preference of the individual, he/she might want to switch to a low bed frame or a low foundation to get the sleep system at the desired height.
The Twin size of this mattress weighs 73 lbs. And its dimensions are 75 x 39 x 16 inches. The Twin XL, size, on the other hand, is 80 x 39 x 16 inches and weighs 77 lbs. The Full size is available at 97 lbs. And its product dimensions are 75 x 54 x 16 inches. The Queen size weighs 115 pounds and 80 x 60 x 16 inches. The King size has product dimensions of 80 x 76 x 16 inches, and the weight is 147 lbs. The California King size is 146 lbs. And its dimensions are 84 x 72 x 16 inches.
Who is it Ideal for?
The LUCID 16 Inch Plush Gel Memory Foam and Latex Mattress are ideally suited for back and side sleepers and for those people who prefer to have a very soft and plush mattress. It is the softest Lucid mattress available from the manufacturer. Moreover, because of its hypoallergenic nature, the mattress is also ideal for those people who are prone to allergies and who suffer from asthma. The mattress does not allow the allergens to enter the mattress and the mildew and mold, etc. are not formed inside this mattress. Moreover, the dust mites cannot live in this mattress either. As such, it is ideal for people with allergies, sensitive skin, or asthma. Because of its CertiPUR-US certification, it is suited for both children and adults.
According to data available from the manufacturer, 31% of the customers have felt that this mattress is, in fact, firmer than the manufacturer’s 5/5 rating for this mattress. Even though it is plush; it is still supportive. Therefore, it is ideal for those people who wake up with numb arms and legs. 73% of people who slept on it sides sleepers as it is an ideal solution for them. It conforms very well to the body shape and relieves pressure points. This eliminates tossing and turning completely. 97% of the customers who bought it placed it in their master bedroom. It offers excellent support for side and back sleepers and as such, imparts a perfect sleep experience.
- The mattress is soft and plush. It is the softest mattress available from Lucid.
- The mattress provides high breathability through its lyocell cover.
- The mattress is hypoallergenic and protects rom allergens, mildew, mold, and dust mites.
- The mattress is body-conforming and relieves pressure points, including hips ad shoulders.
- The mattress manages moisture and regulates both humidity and temperature.
- The mattress is CertiPUR-US certified and does not contain any formaldehyde, phthalates, and other harmful chemicals.
- The mattress ensures a healthy air quality as VOC emission is under control and within acceptable limits.
- The mattress contains natural latex which is known for its bounce-back effect.
- The mattress is ideally suited for back and side sleepers.
- The mattress carries a 10-year limited warranty.
- Some people do not find it plush enough for their taste.
- Some people have noticed body impressions after years of use.
The LUCID 16 Inch Plush Gel Memory Foam and Latex Mattress is a very reasonably priced mattress, and it provides ample features which are available in very high-priced mattresses. It is highly breathable due to its Tencel cover. It is also humidity and temperature regulating. The mattress contains latex as well as bamboo charcoal-infused memory foam ad these hypoallergenic. This supports its use by persons who have allergies or asthma. The mattress relieves pressure points as it conforms perfectly to the body. As such, it is preferred by side and back sleepers. It is soft and plush but still supportive. For al such great features packed in a 16-inch thick mattress, it is very reasonably priced and available in all standard sizes.