If someone has been searching for affordable bed-in-a-box mattresses, they have probably come across Lucid’s line of mattresses, which have a wide array of options all sold at a value price.
The Lucid 10″ Memory Foam Hybrid is one of their most popular models and features very soft memory foam as well as supportive coils. And, like the rest of the Lucid mattresses, it is very competitively priced and is an excellent value. This review will cover everything consumers should know about this mattress, including a full breakdown of the construction, firmness and feel, comfort, support, breathability, durability, motion isolation, and much more.
$239 - $499
$239 - $499
$239 - $499
Who Might Want To Pick The Lucid…
- Those who are looking for a value mattress- Considering the quality construction of the Lucid, I expected it to cost much more than it retails for. It is priced very competitively when people compare it to other hybrid mattresses on Amazon or other online retailers. People could really save some money if they choose the Lucid over other options.
- People who want a balance of comfort and support- The Lucid has soft comfort layers and then supportive layers beneath that, so if people want a mattress that is both comfortable and supportive, the Lucid could be a good choice.
- Light- or medium-weight side sleepers- If someone sleeps on their side and they aren’t too heavy, the Lucid should work for them. People should press into those soft comfort layers and feel some nice pressure relief on their shoulders and hips.
- Back sleepers- Given the balance of comfort and support, the Lucid is also a great match for back sleeping. The top layers allow one’s hips to sink in while they also contour to the curves of the body. At the same time, the coils keep the hips from sinking in too far and offer nice overall support.
Who Might Not Want To Pick The Lucid…
- Stomach sleepers- If people sleep primarily on their stomach, the Lucid is probably not the best match for them. It is close to medium-firm and might not offer the support they need when they are on their stomach. Stomach sleepers will most likely want to look for a firmer mattress with more overall support.
- Those who want a firmer mattress- While the Lucid does offer some support, it is only medium-firm, so if people want a mattress that is firmer than average or very firm, the Lucid might not work for them.
- Heavier side sleepers- If someone is a larger person and sleeps on their side, the Lucid might not be the best choice for them. The top layers are very soft, so people might press right through those and hit the firmer layers beneath. Because of this, they could feel more pressure on their shoulders and hips and feel uncomfortable.
- Hot sleepers- While the mattress does have some cooling features, it might not be the best match for very hot sleepers. There are a few layers of memory foam on top, which could trap heat and direct it back at people. If people tend to sleep hot, they might want to look elsewhere.
- The mattress is 10” tall and features a simple construction with three foam layers and pocketed support coils.
- The cover is soft and thin and doesn’t affect the overall feel of the mattress too much.
- The top layer is 2.5” of bamboo charcoal and aloe vera-infused memory foam, which provides great pressure relief and body contouring.
- Then there are two, 1” foam transition layers that acts as a buffer between the memory foam and support coils.
- Finally, there are 5.5” of individually-encased steel coils, which are highly supportive, durable, and breathable.
- The mattress should be quite breathable. The top memory foam is infused with bamboo charcoal for heat dissipation and is ventilated for airflow, and the coils also promote airflow throughout the mattress.
- The top layer of memory foam is infused with aloe vera, which may help people relax and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Combined, the top layers have a soft, slower-moving feel, where people will get a bit of that quicksand memory foam feel.
- The design of the mattress should offer a balance of comfort and support where people get pressure relief from the soft top layers and the support of steel coils.
- The steel coils are very supportive and should be able to handle heavier weights. Even if someone is a larger person, the Lucid should be supportive enough for them.
The Lucid Hybrid mattress is a great value and features a balance of comfort and support, so click the button for the best deal on a Lucid.
Firmness And Feel
In terms of firmness, I thought the Lucid felt like a 6.5/10, just about average. The top layers are very soft, but once people press in, they will feel the firm, supportive coils underneath. When people combine all the layers, the Lucid is about average in terms of firmness.
Here is how it felt in different sleeping positions:
- Lying on my back, I feel like the Lucid is a good match. The top layers feature some nice contouring and my hips sink in easily, while the coils stop them from sinking in too far. Overall, it is a great fit for back sleeping from a support perspective. See our best mattresses for back sleepers for more like the Lucid.
- Moving to my side, I am getting some great pressure relief on the Lucid, as I sink into the soft comfort layer and feel almost no pressure on the shoulders and hips. I think most light- and medium-weight side sleepers will feel the same. However, if someone is larger, they could press further into the mattress and feel some more pressure on their shoulders and hips.
- On my stomach, the Lucid is not quite supportive enough for me. My hips are sinking into the mattress, and I feel myself bowing in. The Lucid is probably not the best mattress for stomach sleeping as a result.
While the Lucid contains coils, overall it has more of a memory foam feel. The top layers are slow to respond, so people get more of that quicksandy, memory foam feel. People slowly sink into the mattress, and it might be difficult to move around and switch positions.
If someone sleeps with a partner, they will want to know how well their mattress deals with motion transfer. If someone is sleeping on one side of the mattress and their partner moves around on the other side, will they feel that movement?
To test the motion isolation of the Lucid mattress, I first placed a glass of water on the mattress. When I pushed into the other areas of the mattress, the water was barely disturbed. Also, I laid on the Lucid while Marten moved around on the other side. I barely felt his movements.
Overall, I would say the Lucid is a good mattress for couples who don’t want to be disturbed by their partner’s movements. Check out our best mattresses for couples for more like this.
Edge support is also worth considering if someone sleeps with a partner or just want to use the full surface area of their mattress. While sitting or lying down near the edge of the mattress, will people feel secure or like they are going to roll off?
When I sit on the edge of the Lucid hybrid mattress, the top foam layers collapse quite a bit. I don’t feel very secure in this position. Also, when I lie near the edge, I do feel like I might roll off the mattress.
The Lucid hybrid doesn’t feature the best edge support overall.
Marten is a staff writer for us and has a much different body type: He is 6’7″ and weighs about 230 lb; I am 5’9″ and 160 lb. Here is what he thought about the mattress and how appropriate it is for heavier sleepers:
Joe said it was a 6.5/10, and I thought it was closer to a 7/10. I am a larger person, so I press into the mattress and feel some more firmness than Joe did.
Here is how it felt in different sleeping positions.
- On my back, I feel very nice. My hips sink in the right amount, and I am getting some decent lumbar support as well. It is great for back sleeping as a result.
- Moving to my side, I am feeling some pressure on my shoulders and hips, but not too much. If someone is larger than 230 lb, they might feel even more pressure.
- When I move to my stomach, I am not getting quite enough support and am bowing in at the hips.
The Lucid is a good match if you are a heavier back sleeper. The mattress might not be soft enough for some larger side sleepers. Larger stomach sleepers should definitely look elsewhere.
As a larger person, Marten pressed further into the mattress than I did. Because of this, he felt some more pressure, especially when he was on his side. Also, because he’s larger than I am, the mattress was even less supportive when he was on his stomach.
Unboxing The Lucid Mattress
The Lucid is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means it will come compressed and shipped straight to you.
People will want to begin by removing the rolled up Lucid mattress from its box. Then, preferably with another person’s assistance, they should position the roll on your bed.
Next people should carefully cut away the first layers of plastic until the still-compact mattress can be laid down flat. Then, they should pierce through the final layer of plastic and the Lucid will expand.
Lastly, people should clear away the excess plastic and allow the mattress to breathe and fully expand.
What Makes This Mattress Stand Out?
- It is a great value mattress, comfortable mattress, and an excellent choice overall.
- The mattress features a balance of comfort and support, so it could be a good match for most back sleepers.
- As long as people are not too heavy, the Lucid Hybrid should offer great pressure relief.
- It contains soft memory foam, which serves to cut down on motion transfer. The Lucid could be a good match for couples who don’t want to be disturbed by their partner’s movements.
In the end, the Lucid Hybrid should be a good match for back sleepers and lighter side sleepers who are looking for a good deal. Stomach sleepers and heavier side sleepers might want to look elsewhere.
The mattress comes with a 10-year warranty. Lucid also offers a 12″ version as well as many other models.
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.