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Astrabeds sadly no longer sells mattresses. manufactures a latex mattress that they sell exclusively online. Their mattress comes with multiple firmness options. They also provide a dual-sided option so that partners with different preferences can still have what they want on their side. Some customers have had good experiences, but there are some that had issues with initial comfort and durability.
Lucid mattresses have been selling mattresses online for the last seven years and they have a wide variety of gel memory foam, hybrid, and latex mattresses -- including a super thick 16 inch mattress. They offer a wide variety of mattress options that are low cost, which is preferred for budget-conscious shoppers. However, there are customers that have experienced some issues with sagging and durability over a shorter period than average, so these mattresses may be best only for temporary solutions.
Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend Lucid in this match up!
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Customer reviews can be hard to see from a high level -- especially with all of the marketing being done by companies and retailers. These mattresses, unfortunately, don't get the best reception from customers versus competitors. There are still sleepers who are perfectly cozy with these products, but others that are not as much. Read on below to get the details on the specifics.
Some customers report that these mattresses are well supported, but others have had complaints about the support lasting. For those that are sensitive to support because of health reasons, do some added research before purchasing.
There are some mixed reports about edge support for these mattresses. Some reviewers feel good about the support equalibrium across the mattress, but others had problems with dipping along the sides.
We all want a mattress that lasts 10 years or more, and when instead our new mattress causes us pain after a year, this is the worst. That said, finding a mattress that is comfortable and durable is really hard these days. With more types of products than ever before, some brands aren't investing as much in quality. In terms of these mattresses, some sleepers report durability concerns. It doesn't mean that durability issues will happen to you if you buy one of these, but make sure to read up on the warranty and return policies before buying.
Understanding how customers feel about mattresses can be a great guiding force for shoppers. Unfortunately, customers don't always have good things to say about these mattresses. Some have comfortable experiences, but others have issues. If you are contemplating ordering, see below for more specifics that may be helpful.
These mattresses may not be the best in terms of support. Though some folks like the feel of these mattresses, some have had issues with lasting alignment. If you are thinking about buying one of these mattresses, take a look at the specs to make sure it will work for your body.
Edge support is a popular measure for those that like to sit on the edge of their mattress. Others don't find it is to be a big concern. These mattresses may not be perfect when it comes to edge support so make sure to do added reading if it is an important item for you.
Unfortunately, customers don't always love the durability of these mattresses. While some sleepers reported feeling comfortable, others talk about problems with comfort over a short duration. If you are considering, make sure to read more reviews and go over the return policies before you buy.
I love that this mattress is healthy. Toxic chemicals do known to cause respiratory illness do not continually outgas from this mattress. This mattress is made of natural materials, latex, 100% organic cotton, and wool. My 3 year old sone is very prone to respiratory illness. This mattress doesn't add to him being sick. This mattress is also very, very comfortable. I love it.View More Reviews
I thought I researched high and low for the best bed latex bed I could find for my new family. I was thrilled to find this highly recommended company online... until I actually had to sleep on it, and then deal with customer service. My partner was quickly kicked out of the bed to the guest room as the minute he came in, we rolled to his side of the bed and any movement anyone made, moves the bed like a wave. On top of that we get back and shoulder pain in ways we do not on any other mattress we sleep on! I've expressed all of this to customer service several times for several months and still nothing. Stay away from this company.
I had never tried a latex mattress before so I had no idea how we would like our new bed. Of course I read all the reviews and did quite a bit of research before our purchase. My husband and I have loved the bed ever since our first night. It is solid, but soft, firm but not hard. There is sufficient support and a lot of comfort. We are very happy with this latex mattress system. The only tricky part was putting all the layers down exactly one on top of the other. Zipping it closed was not a problem and the quality of the enclosure is very good.
Well i've been sleeping on this mattress since may of last year and I think I probably should've gone with the softest version. I don't really like firm beds and I switched the layers to better accommodate my sleeping preferences, however, that didn't really help. I would love a softer bed. If you like beds on the firmer side, then you'll probably love this, but not me. Aside from that, I don't like how difficult this bed is to set up. The layers come packaged separate from the rest of the mattress and you have to zip the layers inside of the mattress, and that is a pain in the neck. Not to mention how heavy each part is. Not only that, but if you aren't careful while zipping those layers into the mattress, then you'll damage the foam. Overall, if you are in need of a firm bed and you have back problems, then I would suggest this mattress, but if not, save your money and get a cheap one.
After an exhaustive search through countless websites, and speaking with many in the industry I had settled on a mattress offered by Habitat Furnishings when, by chance, I came across Astrabeds. I liked what I was seeing and made the last minute switch to the Harmony bed. I do not regret it for a second. It was love that first night. I did not require an adjustment period nor did I experience any of the soreness others have while transitioning to a new mattress. While I have had the bed for less than a month, I cannot emphasize enough how pleased I have been so far. Also, the pillows are equally amazing. Just the right density and buoyancy yet remain light. I was very happy with my bamboo pillows but Astrabeds offered free pillows at the time of purchase so there was nothing to lose. Now they are the primary pillows we use with the bamboo relegated to the closet.
Mu husband and I have found our new mattress comfortable from the first night we slept on it.
I supports our bodies from head to foot, but without feeling we are sleeping on a board or extra firm mattress. Although my husband did not think we needed to replace our previous mattress, he admits now
he is sleeping better and more comfortably. Thanks Astrabeds for making me right!
We are both so pleased we chose Astrabed and the Solace bed.
I have my pads sorted so as to firm up the bed. I may need to get another 90 pad(firmest) to add more firmness.
The cover zippers pull apart. The zipper teeth separate as one tries to close the cover. Huge pain in the butt trying to reintegrate the teeth.
I need one more firm pad but now concerned that (A) can't get the cover unzipped due to teeth separation and (B) won't be able to zip the cover closed again.
I am sleeping better.
What I am curious about is how long until the latex weakens so as to lose integrity. Only time will tell which is why I am giving only 4 stars. With such short usage time I'm not comfortable giving any more stars.
I should be asked for a review in a year.
As I sleep alone I am concerned about the wear on just that one side. The mattress weighs a lot so it's impossible for one person to rotate so as to get even wear.
It's almost too difficult to find enough positive adjectives to describe this mattress. It's wonderfully comfortable, supportive and just dreamy to sleep in. When I get in it at the end of the day, I just say, "Ahhhh". The only downside is that i'm not awake long enough to savor it enough.
I received this bed two weeks ago. The first thing I noticed about it is that it was heavy - heavier than any bed I'd ever lifted. But all that weight is pure organic latex. The moment I rolled out the bed and plopped down on it, I felt I was laying on sixty pounds of very high quality product.
On the other hand... I got a 'medium' firmness bed and it seems quite firm to me. In retrospect, I'm thinking I should have either gotten the harmony bed with three inches of extra height to compress or gotten the sonoma bed in the 'soft' firmness. As many of the other reviews have pointed out, this is by far the firmest bed they offer. If you're a side sleeper, you may want to also consider these two alternative options. But again, this is a question of suitability to my own sleeping style rather than product quality.
I bought this bed in December so I have had it for 9 mos now. When I first slept in it it was too hard and my back was sore when I woke up. Customer service recommended I switch the layers around, which I did and it still didn't help. I asked for the softest combination I could get so I could sink into it. It seemed like my shoulder was kind of jambing up because of the firmness. I called again and customer service said they would send me out a new layer free of charge And that I just needed to donate the old layer. Super easy. Customer service was always really helpful. Once I got the soft layer on top of another soft layer it has been the most comfortable bed I have ever owned. I love the fact that I know I am not breathing any toxic fumes at night and I wake up feeling really good and my body doesn't hurt. The only problem with it is it is soooo comfortable that I hate to go on vacation now and sleep in hotel rooms because I miss my bed!
We have noted Mattress holds heat, Partner had to get thick pad because of heat. To put mattress together they should send out instructions if you buy split with different levels of firmness. Had to call to find out how to put together.
We are very pleased with our Serenity Queen mattress. I was a bit worried about buying without having the chance to try it in a store but the delivery was flawlessm, it was very easy to unpack and put on the bed and my husband and I like it very much. One caution: we both like a firm mattress and ordered such but I guess our old mattress had settled in more than I'd realized. The mattress was too firm for me as I'm thin and it felt almost too hard. I added a memory foam pad and it is fine but it would have been better to order one that was a bit softer. I would definitely buy from Astra Bed again
Love that is eco friendy. We got medium firmess, but found it to be too soft. After talking with a costumer representative, he suggested rearranging the layers. Which is easily done, but each individual leayer is heavy and difficult to move. We still have to try the new arrangement, but trust we will be satisfied at the end with the firmess we want.
For the past year I have been suffering from the lingering pain from a lower back injury. After countless massages, physical therapy, and regular yoga practice, I noticed that my symptoms usually diminished during my frequent trips away from home. It must be my bed! So I embarked upon a quest to find a replacement. My physical therapist recommended tempurpedic, but I didn't like the price tag or the multiple reports of allergic reactions I encountered online. I found many organic mattress retailers, but they were all of questionable authenticity and varying price points. After a long search, I found astrabeds and decided to give this mattress a try. So far I have been sleeping more soundly than I have in years.
Took a leap of faith on this bed, since, you know, the store exists on the internet. I felt comfortable with the guarantee, and I'm so glad I made this purchase. After ample research, including a visit to a competitor's awkwardly staffed storefront, from what I could tell, astrabeds offered the highest quality at the most reasonable price. The bed itself is great -- sturdy, but with enough give that it feels comfortable (I don't like a "sinking" mattress), it is supportive and also absorbs/diffuses most motion, making it great for couples, or you know, your special bed friend. I had neck pain and often strained my neck leading up to this purchase, 4 months later, that has essentially dissipated. I recommend this bed to all my friends and have even invited some of them to sleep over BECAUSE IT'S THAT GREAT.
- Mattress and adjustable base are very comfortable. Assembly was easy - although I would consider the full setup option due to the weight and awkwardness of moving the bases.
- We had read some comments regarding selecting the firmness of the mattresses. This lead us to chooses too soft an option. I would suggest going with what you use today for firmness. Exchange of mattress layers was easy, but delays the time you are ready to use the mattress.
- 90 day trial with no hassle return is a misleading. For various reasons, it took 80 days for us to get everything fully delivered. That leaves very little time to evaluate the bed fully setup. Also, the 90 day trial does not include the adjustable base. So, if we decide to return the mattresses, we would have to keep the bases.
Very comfortable. Weight makes putting on contour sheets difficult. Provides great support whether sleeping on side or back. Shipping was on time and the FedEx carrier even put the large b0xes in the bedroom rather than leaving at the door.
Improved quality and duration of sleep. More restful deep sleep
Bed came rolled up and compressed. We let it air out for a day before trying it out. It seemed too thin at first. We could feel the floor when kneeling on it.
Once we put it on the box spring that feeling went away.
The bed is much thinner than our old mattress but it supports us well.
We really like that it is made from natural materials and does not have a chemical smell.
I purchased a top of the line Tempurpedic about 18 months ago to replace my worn out spring mattress. I HATED IT. It sort of swallows you up, so you have to work hard to turn over (and therefore wake up more). It's also HOT. I was not getting a good night's sleep, and was at my wits end. I have always loved latex pillows, so I decided to give Astrabeds a try. I am in love! It's like sleeping on a cloud...a bouncy, supportive cloud. The only thing the old mattress did better was dampening my husband's movement. You do feel movement more with latex, but the new bed is still leaps and bounds over the Tempurpedic. And, it's made in the USA. Love, love, LOVE!
My wife and I got sick of buying a mattress every few years. We decided to take the plunge and buy an expensive, highly rated mattress. We couldn't be happier. We both have back problems and chose medium firm for our firmness level. It is perfect. No cupping and hammocking so far. I even said to my wife it feels like I am a kid again sleeping at grandmas house!
Best sleep ever. Massaging is a total bonus. Unbelievable pain relief
I travel a lot for work so when I get to be home I want to make sure I'm as comfortable as possible and this bed has nailed it so far. It's a pain to put together and you can tell where the different sides of the latex pads are, even when the bed is made. But I have been sleeping like a rock and that's what matters.
The mattress feels very comfortable and maintains its shape very well. It is a great addition to any bed. I specifically love the fact it is all natural.I ordered the mattress via phone and Customer service was very professional and helpful.Also, the mattress arrived before the expected delivery date.
We knew it was time for a new bed and after researching I knew that latex was the route I wanted to go. Astrabeds custom make your bed once you order so it took a bit for it to arrive. When it did, the FedEx driver was pretty unhappy because of how heavy it was. It took two strong men to move it and get it situated on our bed. We just used our original box springs and put a piece of plywoood to create the firm flat base the bed needs. At first... I hated it. It was too hard, I couldn't get used to it...etc. But we gave it time and now I love it. My back doesn't hurt anymore and it seems comfy to me now. I wouldn't get one for a guest bed as I think its kind of an 'acquired' type of bed that your body adjusts to. Overall, if you're thinking of getting one, I say go for it!! They do offer a return policy and want to help you get comfortable with your new bed.
I was worried that when they said "firm" that it wouldn't really be FIRM, but it is. My body is still getting used to this firmness, but it is what I wanted. It has kept its shape and works out great for doubling as a daybed/couch/bed. I use it as my main bed and my back feels great when I get up. The mattress does seem to give off a slight scent that it seems to give to the sheets on top. I am hoping that it will dissipate over time. Overall, the price point and the quality of the organic materials was in a very good spot compared to what other companies would ask you to pay, and that is what made this bed so compelling. All I can say to other shoppers out there, is to really research the firmness you want, because that will be the most important.
I was very impressed with every aspect of my purchase. the sales person was endlessly patience and truthful. I wanted an organic material with no metal springs. So dumped my Duxianna mattress and am very happy with my latex.
I heard that metal coils in the beds are a cause for health issues. I swear by god I've stopped getting headaches and migraines. It's so comfortable to boot.
Price is best i've seen and easy assembly.
After owning and IKEA mattress for ten years, I was suffering from terrible hip pain and was ready for a new mattress. My husband didn't seem to mind the hard, squeaky IKEA mattress, but I spent hours doing research for our next mattress. I had heard of memory foam, but never of latex, and was happy to read about how it doesn't retain heat as much as memory foam (I am a hot sleeper). The mattress was definitely expensive, but you can't put a price tag on a good night's sleep! I loved that I could order a firm mattress for my husband and a soft mattress for me (split king, see photo). My expectations were high on the first night, but the first night was not perfect! Luckily Justin, from Customer Service, was able to help us. He suggested a new arrangement for the three mattresses and that worked. The great thing about these mattresses is that you can rearrange the three layers to get different levels of softness/hardness. Justin was great, always answered my e-mail immediately and even phoned to ask how I was sleeping. My husband now loves his mattress and so do I. Oh, I also loved that there are no chemicals used as latex is a natural material. You can't go wrong with an Astra mattress!!
I've been using my Astrabed for over a month now. I have been very satisfied with the comfort of my bed. I usually wake up with back pain most of the time, and since I started sleeping on the Astrabed my back has felt much better and I don't wake up sore.
My mom visited so I let her use my bed and I slept in the year room. One night after she returned back to her home, she told my dad she liked my mattress more than theirs.
The very first night I slept in this bed, it was heaven! I had a memory foam bed for many years, but boy do I like this bed even better. I prefer a hard bed, and the beauty of this bed is it gives the support I need but the top layer is very soft (I got the medium-hard mattress). I also am always cold, so I appreciate how this bed holds my body heat well.
Got a CA King size mattress to replace a 10 year old innerspring one. Settled on soft, having read many reviews about latex mattresses running generally firmer than other types of mattresses. Turned out a wise decision -- does not feel too soft at all, more like what one would expect from medium.
The only word of caution is about its weight -- pretty heavy, takes at least 2 strong men to handle. Other than that the installation is pretty easy, fits perfectly in its nice fabric enclosure.
GREAT BED. GREAT QUALITY. I SPENT QUITE A BIT OF TIME RESEARCHING THE TYPE OF BED WE WANTED AND THIS FIT THE BILL. IT PERFORMS AS DESCRIBED.
I WOULD RECOMMEND BUYING A BOX SPRING SEPARATE. IT DOES NOT FIT THE MATTRESS. OBVIOUSLY THEY OUTSOURCE THE BOX SPRING.
I purchased the Medium Serenity bed in September 2014. I love it. I am mainly a side sleeper and it gives me the perfect support. It also feels great when I sleep on my back or stomach. My previous mattress, an old Sealy posturepedic, was hurting my back. I researched and found Astra beds, and am glad I did. Before I bought one, I tried out some other latex mattresses to give me a feel for them, but this one is the most comfortable by far.
I love this bed. My wife and I both sleep better since getting this bed. However, when it was delivered, the bed was delivered late because one of the boxes had exploded open (because the contents were previously vacuum sealed in a plastic bag that ripped). They had to drive a separate U-haul just to bring the box that exploded (and poorly taped back together) to my house. Astrabeds has been diligently trying to get to the bottom of this mishap. But all that said, this bed is still fantastic! I would buy another one in a heartbeat... but ask them to double bag it this time. :)
We were looking for a comfortable bed that would provide good support and also "breathe" . Both my wife and I have found that any mattress with a foam top layer is too hot to sleep comfortably. After reading all we could find we decided to try latex, and chose AstraBed. We have not been disappointed, the bed delivers on its advertised features. AstraBed have been very supportive and helpful, and you can't lose with their warranty. We particularly like the organic aspect, as we wanted to avoid anything with fire retardent chemicals added.
This bed is amazing! Was skeptical to order online after shopping several stores but I am so happy that I did. We ordered the Serenity Cal. King in medium and it accommodates my husband (side sleeper) and I (used to be a stomach sleeper-now I rest peacefully on my back!) perfectly. We look forward to many years of our amazing and natural bed!! Thanks Astrabeds!
My wife and I have bad backs. The internet research indicated this type bed may be the ticket? The other beds we have (four other beds in the house) tend to wiggle when a person rolls over. It was at the point that we would spend a considerable amount of money to get some rest. We needed a firm mattress that would:
1 Not "form fit to each person sleeping on it" but would recover to its original shape
2. Not wiggle when one person moves,
3. Support the body in any position,
4. Large enough to fit two adults and two kids to lay on it for TV movie time,
5. Allow air circulation around the bed because we have Hydronic Heating in the floor and the floor cannot be covered. Covering the floor results in no heat in the room. We live in cold wet Seattle,
6. Preferably light to move for cleaning the room and carpets,
7. Will not have aromas of gas off like other synthetic foams.
8. Have longevity and last us more than a couple of years.
9. Mattress durability when being moved.
This mattress accomplishes some of the goals
The mattress is actually 4 pieces. It consists of a cover holder that retains the various foam layers, a large foam layer (about 8 inches thick), and two smaller foams (about 2 inch thick each). Each of the two smaller foams has different durometer ratings (hardness ratings). We first tried only the large foam only. It was too hard. We then tried the middle foam (firm on top of the hard and the softest on top of the firm). This was much too soft. We then tried the 2 inch hard foam on top of the 2 inch soft foam. This was still too soft. We then tried only the 8 inch foam and the hard 2 inch foam and eliminated the soft 2 inch foam. This is where we are today. Each trial period lasted about 2 to 3 weeks (except the single 8 inch) layer. We only slept on this for about 5 days because the other two layers had not arrived. (The bed came in two different packages delivered at two different times).
We have been sleeping on the various renditions (stacks) of the mattress foam for almost 3 months.
We both still have back pain.
As for our list:
1. Not "form fit to each person sleeping on it" but would recover to its original shape – So far the mattress seems to have a good hysteresis (the ability for the material to return to its original shape) We tried some artificial foam mattress before the Astra and although the artificial foam recovered, it took a long time to recover and it would also tend to pocket too much when rolling over leaving lumps. The Astra foam does not seem to pocket and it returns almost immediately to its original shape.
2. Not wiggle when one person moves. While we understand that a lot of the movement of a bed is due to its frame, we know from experience that in other beds, just the makeup of the bed with springs etc , motion on the bed will pull other parts of the structure and result in motion, or what I will call wiggling when two people are in a bed and one moves. I in fact can actually feel a regular bed move from my heart beat. The Astra does not have this motion.
3. Support the body in any position. The Astra Bed seems to accomplish this. Due to my bad back, I move a considerable amount during the night. I will move from my back to either side numerous times. With each roll my body will have different curves on the mattress. It does not seem to matter what position I end up in, the mattress still recovers nicely without pockets.
4. Large enough to fit two adults and two kids to lay on it for TV movie time – We purchased the standard King Size bed. Our other bed was a California King. The standard Astra King mattress is shorter and wider than a California King. We are using the California King bottom springs mounted on top of 2 x6 boards which brings the height of the bed off of the floor. We separated the California King bottom springs about 4 inches beneath a plywood top. We placed the Astra bed on top of the plywood with a space at the head of the bed where we have place additional foam to make up the difference. The result is a California Bed length with the width of a Standard King. Plenty of room for kids next to us or at the foot of the bed to watch movies.
5. Allow air circulation around the bed because we have Hydronic Heating in the floor and the floor cannot be covered. Covering the floor results in no heat in the room. We live in cold wet Seattle – The above description (4) allows for air circulation beneath the bed and warm air to escape into the room.
6. Preferably light to move for cleaning the room and carpets- This is not a light bed, nor portable. The Astra Foam is very difficult to handle due to its flexibility. It has no handles. Its like moving a 250 lb piece of jello. The foam itself is also delicate. It will tear easily if not careful. Don't jump on it! Movie night should not include a trampoline on mom and dad's bed. It would be a good idea to have a frame made that could sandwich the mattress together and allow it to be moved as a unit then when being used as a bed, the top support of the sandwich could be removed to allow use of the Mattress. Maybe a honeycomb type of frame?
7. Will not have aromas of gas off like other synthetic foams – There was only a small aroma after opening the plastic bag that held the foam. I am very susceptible to vapors and aromas. I tried the artificial foam and it was not acceptable. The Astra foam did not have the chemical smell.
8. Have longevity and last us more than a couple of years – this has yet to be determined however the "guarantee is that if there is a problem, Astra will replace it.
9. Mattress durability when being moved – This was covered in item "6" above.
This is not an inexpensive bed. I anticipate notifying Astra of the soft 2 inch thick foam that is not being used anymore and asking to return it for reimbursement since we will not be using it.
The outer cover holding the Latex foam is difficult to move and should have additional edge support with handles allowing the re-positioning of the mattress on top of whatever frame it sits on. I think the zippers around the outside and the cover material itself will eventually tear. It should be made of a sturdier material because the Latex itself is so flexible.
My wife loves the fact that when I get up at night, she does not feel any motion. This allows her to continue her rest.
Overall, we will be keeping the bed. I will probably come up with a different type of bed frame to accommodate a higher bed and solid supports. I looked at the frames available from Astra and opted to not purchase due to the apparent lack of leg support (not enough gussets to eliminate bed motion).
We went out on a limb buying the Astra bed because we couldn't try it first, but it is great!
My wife and I retired in 2014 and decided to add some comfort to our sleep by purchasing a new mattress. Our old mattress was over 25+ years old and had a number of pressure points hurting the backs. I reviewed various mattresses on-line with pros and cons regarding their composition and concluded the latex layered memory foam one was the best for us. I was skeptical in purchasing the Serenity on-line since I never laid on this type of mattress before. After sleeping on this mattress for five weeks, I am happy with my purchase with its comfort (backs feel better refreshed upon awakening) and how the foam quickly responds back upon turning from different positions. The only problem that I experienced was a slight delivery problem which the company quickly and graciously corrected.
Enjoying my Serenity bed so far. I got the medium density variant. I find it much more comfortable to sleep on my side than an innerspring mattress. I don't have any problem shifting position as I sleep on my side, back and stomach during the course of a night.
Downsides are that the mattress is very heavy and unwieldy. Difficult to move without someone to help.
It also has some moderate heat retention. This is both a benefit and a negative in my opinion. I am going to try it for a while with a simple cotton mattress pad/protector. If heat retention becomes a bigger deal, I may try adding a gel mattress topper.
Fantastic delivery.....the mattress arrived in two days. We laid the mattress out on the platform for the bed and patiently waited the 48 hours for the mattress to expand. This 10'' mattress expanded to 9 1/4'' on one side and 9 5/8'' on the other side which, although is less than a 1/2'' differential, means that the mattress is not level. This also means that the mattress does not fill up its cover, which is intended for the full 10''. I scoured foam mattress websites and this mattress was advertised to be 'medium firm' and is the firmest mattress Lucid offers. Unfortunately, the mattress really isn't all that firm at all. It's a fine mattress if you don't mind the baggy cover and a spongy mattress.
We have a double mattress made by Dormia, which is firm and we like. We were trying to find that mattress again, but couldn't seem to find it. After reading all the product literature we could find, we thought this was the right mattress.
I'm trying to return it, but, of course, this mattress that expands after the box is opened will not fit in the box it arrived in. I'm having difficulty returning it because it needs to be returned in the box it came in.....
On the other hand.... I finally was able to return the mattress (which was no easy task packaging, etc, and we had to bundle it and wrap it in plastic) and Amazon was great and timely in issuing a refund.
MOST COMFORTABLE MATTRESS EVER. If you are thinking about a foam mattress, buy this one. BUY IT NOW.
This is the second one I've bought. The first one had to be sold because I was moving and couldn't take it with me. Sleeping without it for a year and then getting a second one really proved how much more comfortable this is and how much better I sleep on it.
With both of them, there is a definite smell because it's foam and it comes vacuum-sealed and rolled in plastic. The smell will happen, it's just a fact. But in neither case did it linger or ever become so strong that I thought it was outrageous. In both cases I opened the mattress, let it expand, and slept on it that night without any smell issues. If you're pregnant or super-sensitive to smells, this might set you off, but after a day, I didn't notice a smell anymore at all.
The delivery is fast and it's really easy to just unroll it onto your bedframe and let it expand into its final shape. And moving it around once it is expanded is pretty simple too. It's not the lightest mattress but I don't find it any more heavy or cumbersome than a traditional spring mattress.
We're talking about having to upgrade to a queen or king size when we move again and I will absolutely be buying either of those sizes in a lucid memory foam.
This was a bad purchase. The bed just sinks into a hole no matter how many times you flip it around. It destroyed my back. And the warranty (which says it's 25 years) wasn't true. I had contacted the company within 2 months pf purchasing the mattress and got no where with them.
Couldn't sleep comfortably on this mattress. Instead of fitting to my body - it simply sank to my body. Perhaps its me, I need a firmer bed - if that's you - don't get this (1,000 years ago I owned waterbed - its something like that - maybe better when I was 20 - but not now in 40s).
if you remove the fitted zippered cover, there's tiny shards of what looks like fiberglass or something. It kind of scares me to think about it.
Would not buy this one again. So we just deal with it and bought a sealed waterproof cover for it hoping we never have to remove the cover again.
After 5 years, there is certainly 2 'dipping' spots on each side (We rotate the mattress 4x each year but you can only swap it 180 degrees and can't flip it). I find it very difficult to sleep in anywhere but the depression (it'll be like sleeping on a hill). I don't notice it if I lay directly in the exact center though. I think after 3 years I should have bought a different one (supposed to be warrantied for 20?)
I thought initially that having a bed shipped to the door of my new house instead of using my old one would save me a headache. It turns out I was wrong as this bed has broken down in less than 1.5 years of just me sleeping on it (I'm a 200lb athletic built man). I would expect more from a bed, but I should have known. Next time I'll choose a Costco bed as they have better warranties. The bed has broken down on both the right and left side. It fills almost as a mountain range separates me and the other side of the bed because the edge has sunk so much. I can not sleep on my stomach as the destroyed support hurts my back. This bed may as well be an airbed. Just because it has good reviews does not mean it is even nearly as good as a $500 bed.
Make sure you air it out before using it, and use the proper base (you want a base specifically for memory foam beds). These beds can carry some heavy fumes if you don't air them out enough, so make sure if you're chemically sensitive to give your bed plenty of air-out time.
When I received mine (full-sized) I took it out of the plastic and let it air out for about a week before using it (this gives it time to "fluff" as well), then I covered it in a mattress protector (plastic) because I'm more sensitive to the smells. But the mattress feels WONDERFUL. I've not slept so well in ages. It was perfect for me, and took care of my back issues. But again, you may have to cover it well if you're extremely chemically sensitive.
I purchased this mattress in October 2015 and the bed frame recommended for it as well. The bed was fine for 6-8 months and then began to sag on the sides and I am the only one sleeping on it. I basically have to hoist myself up to the middle of the bed so I don't feel like I'm going to roll off the bed. I've been having quite a bit of trouble sleeping lately and I think that it's because while I'm sleeping and turn over I feel like I'm going to fall off. The middle of the bed feels the same as when I first purchased it. I guess that you get what you paid for.
I've shopped & procrastinated about buying either a memory foam type mattress or a "sleep number" type mattress for several years. After years of tossing & turning from side to side ( I'm a large framed [read ex-football player/coach] man) on our inner-spring bed, I finally decided to give this bed a try because of the price - $239.99, plus ~$80.00 s&h. for a queen size mattress. Should have done this a long, long time ago. I still roll over once or twice per night, but not on the nearly houly schedule I used to keep. We've only slept on it 2 nights. I'm not totally ache free in the a.m. but I'd have to say an 90% reduction in morning ache & back pain would be about right. If you're thinking about a memory foam mattress, don't keep putting it off. These inexpensive mattresses are great! Lucid mattress - $239.99, shipping - $81.80, good night's sleep - priceless!
Hands down...this is THE best mattress I've ever owned. My sister has a genuine tempurpedic bed and it's basically the same thing. Although hers came with a box spring and this is JUST the mattress itself, mattress-wise, hard to tell the difference. This one is just a tad firmer than the bed she owns but I like firmer mattresses to begin with. I've never slept better in my life before getting this thing. I used to have trouble falling a sleep at night if I took a nap during the day, but this bed alleviates that issue. Also, I don't wake up with any weird pains anywhere on my body. I wish I would have known about this "steal" sooner...
We have shopped, and shopped, and shopped for mattresses and I have never seen a deal this great even at the discount places or the places with defective mattresses. We bought this mattress for our little boy who is in a torso cast (to treat his scoliosis) to help him be more comfortable at night. I might also grab one for our guest room at this price.
Just wanted to update my review after using this mattress for the past 6 months. At first I was a little skeptical since it was firmer than the mattress I normally sleep on, but I LOVE it. I often fall asleep in my son's room (where this mattress is) and if he is gone for the night I sometimes sleep in his room instead on mine so I can sleep on this mattress.
For the past four months, I've slept upon a large, granite slab. People called me grumpy, troll-like, "unpersonable" in interviews. Last night I fell asleep upon this cloud, like the backs of soft puppies; a thousand daisies cradled me like an infant. Sleep beckoned me like a warm, familiar friend, breathing life back into my tired soul. Today, I awoke as a new person, 99% certain I have discovered the cure for cancer, pollution, and old people smell just from a single night of glorious sleep upon this heaven-sent Lucid 10" Memory Foam Dual-Layered Mattress. What will tomorrow hold? Will I find a renewable energy source? Save an endangered species? Lead the way to world peace? All I know for sure is that my night will be filled with ecstatic slumber.
Note: If any of you have ever slept in a jail cell before, it's basically the opposite of that.
This mattress came rolled up (compressed). It has a soft white cover which can be unzipped and washed, I think. It was heavy but I was able to lift it by myself and drag the box up a flight of stairs. I have never owned a memory foam mattress before so I was expecting it to be lighter. When I got it upstairs, I removed the packaging, and unrolled the mattress, which decompresses into its original form.
The mattress is as supportive as my regular mattress. I consider this one to be firm. I would recommend this mattress. There is an odor which is similar to latex paint, but it is fading. I have been sleeping on this mattress for a week and it I love it.
I was not really sure what to expect when this mattress arrived. Thankfully it did not take long for us to know we made a good purchase! This mattress is firm yet soft and comfortable at the same time. We went ahead and bought two of them at this bargain of a price and both are very comfortable! Don't hesitate to grab one of these up. I switched out a $1,800 mattress for one of them I got and am so glad I did! If you are wanting a better mattress but don't want to pay an outrageous price, then I suggest one of these!
Absolute heaven! I bought this mattress for my Freightliner Cascadia, and although the size was too wide initially I was able to easily cut off a few inches using a kitchen knife to fit my sleeper perfectly. When I first laid down on this mattress I could not believe the difference from my previous mattress, it made my previous mattress feels like a bed of nails in comparison. This mattress sleeps just as good or even better then my $2,000 mattress at home. I had a 2 inch memory foam pad that I bought from Walmart to help my old mattress that I added to this mattress for overkill effect and now it feels as if I'm sleeping on a cloud. I'm 6 '3 260 pounds, this is just my opinion but I think this is a great mattress initially I'll have to see how it holds up down the road
This was a terrible item. Quality was lacking and became very, very uncomfortable after a short amount of time. The price may be low - but I do not recommend this item. Thumbs way down.
This mattress is wonderful. I first purchased two queen-sized mattresses a couple of years ago for my kids. I was a little iffy about ordering them, but knew that with Amazon's return policies, it was worth checking them out. I had no idea how I'd ever get them back in the packaging if they turned out to be a disappointment, but I ordered them anyway. Fortunately, I never had to figure out re-vacuum seal a queen sized mattress back down into a small box, because these things are great!
They do have a sort of funny smell at first, but nothing horribly offensive. We just opened up the windows and let them air out as they inflated. The short-term smell was worth putting up with, in order to have such a comfy mattress, at such an affordable price. My kids were thrilled, and so excited to have a bigger bed. Especially my son, who is so tall that his feet no longer fit onto the twin bed we were replacing.
That was over 2 years ago, and the mattresses are just as good as the day they we unpacked them. There are no dips or uncomfortable areas, just wonderful, comfortable mattresses. This past autumn we set up a spare room for my in-laws, so they could come stay with us for a couple of weeks, and we knew we had to have another of these for their use. Again, we have had a wonderful experience, and are pleased with our purchase. My mom came over and reclined on it to try it out one day, and was shocked at how great it was for the money, and has determined to replace her own with one of these.
My mother and father-in-law were both surprised at how comfortable the mattress was, as they knew how much we'd spent on it. I'm sure they were a little worried about sleeping on it, and having sore backs for two weeks. Instead, they were both pleasantly surprised at how well they'd slept, which was just as well, if not better, as they did on their own brand-new $1500 pillow top mattress. I'll certainly never go back to a traditional mattress.
So far my husband and I love this mattress. It is on the firmer side, yes, but it still fits to your body and is still comfortable. Otherwise you'd sink right through it. After having it for over a week it's definitely a lot more flexible so it will get better over time. If you want more of the memory foam "sinking into" feeling I'd suggest a memory foam mattress pad topper maybe 2-3in deep, but it's not necessary. I'll update this review if anything changes.
This bed is great. I think it was a total shipping weight of 67 lbs. Heavy, but not terrible for one person to carry. Used two people to take it up the stairs to make it easier to navigate. Quick set up, in the box is just the bed and some plastic wrap. I didn't think it needed to wait 24 hours to be used, but I still did anyways. Wow, this mattress is great. It isn't a 5 star mattress compared to $1000 mattresses, obviously. But for the price you pay, this thing is great. I am not sure how long it will last, I have only had it a month or so. But for the price, if it does only last a couple of years I will be happy with that.
I regret nothing about purchasing this. Prior to buying this I had a $600 spring mattress, this is far more comfortable. I really feel like a get a better night's sleep on this thing.
I must admit that I did not know what to expect when I ordered this mattress. I did know that similar mattresses like Tempur-Pedic sell for over $1,000.00. I also knew that my 10 year old innerspring Sealy mattress was killing me. I hurt every morning when I woke up.
I shopped everywhere; locally, as well as online, including E-Bay and Craig's List. The price was what caught my attention. It was $100.00 less than the best price I could find. That made me skeptical, because you get what you pay for. In looking at other memory foam mattresses online, it seemed that memory foam mattresses were a good item for scam artists..... if you have looked, you know what I mean.
What eased my skeptical mind with this particular mattress was the 20 year warranty. I saw NO other comparable warranty, so I purchased it.
Once again, when UPS delivered it, I had my doubts..... it came in a box. I began wishing I had not bought it, but carried it upstairs to my room, and opened the box, figuring that I had to put it together, or something. Turns out that it was just rolled up very tightly, and wrapped in plastic. We unwrapped it, and it started expanding quickly.
The first night sleeping on it was unbelievable! I slept like a bear in hibernation! But the best thing was that I was not hurting the next morning! I would recommend this mattress to anyone looking for a good deal on one. It really surprised me in more ways than one.
This is a very well manufactured mattress. The mattress will mold a shape to your body cavity and reshapes itself after you get up (memory foam). I did not experience any oder of the foam as stated in other reviews. The mattress went from 2.5 inches to 8 inches in about 8 hours and expended to the full 10 inches in 30 hours. I was able to donate the old mattress to our local furnature bank. I am well well satisfied on this purchase, it arrived in a few days from the initial order by Fed Ex.
As other reviewers have stated, this is indeed a firm mattress. Being a fan of softer ones myself, it took a little adjusting. I still plan to invest in a mattress topper eventually for that little extra snuggle factor; however overall, for the price and convenience, you can't beat this mattress. If you need a bed fast, at a great price, just get this one. I would prefer a bed that's a little on the firm side than one that'll sink in the middle after a short time anyway. Also, if you're used to innersprings as I was, this might feel a little weird for you too (ie. it doesn't bounce- obviously- memory foam) so no jumping on the bed. Darn. But, as far as memory foam mattresses go, this is tops.
I have had this mattress for about 2 years now. I originally purchased as a temporary bed until I could afford something better, but I will never sleep on anything else again. This mattress surpassed my expectations. First impressions are that it might be too firm, but don't let it fool you. I wake up in the same position as I fell asleep and have NO aches or pains....ever. I was also concerned that over time the mattress might "break-in" or sag where I sleep - this hasn't happened. The bed still feels like the first day I bought it. If you think you'll get more for your money by spending $1,000+ on a name brand memory foam mattress, I challenge you to try this first. You won't be disappointed. The protective cover is also a nice touch. It is soft and velvety, not crunchy or cheap like some other protective covers. Over time if the fabric pills just flip it inside out and throw it in the wash.
This was my first real memory foam bed. This is firm very firm. Took me a while to get use to it. Not a bed meant for side sleepers as you do not sink into the bed. I am now using it as a guest bed. Smell goes away in a couple of days in a well ventilated room. comes in a vacuum roll and it is easy to move around compared to a traditional bed. Price cannot be beat here on amazon.
My daughter recently moved out taking her bed along for the ride. Unfortunately this left an empty spot and nowhere for guests to stay. We decided to size down to a Twin XL instead of her queen. (1) Because it takes up less space in my office and (2) Although we want them to be comfortable, we don't want them to be "too" comfortable (lol).
The LUCID 10 inch memory foam Twin XL mattress arrived in a rectangular box that was manageable even by myself. It weighed about 49 pounds, but I was able to get it up 2 flights flipping the box end over end. Once out of the box, it was double wrapped in plastic. You remove the first layer that will allow the mattress to roll out flat. The 2nd layer, once removed, allow the mattress to expand. One word of advice... the mattress rolls out upside down, so flip it before taking the plastic off. Although my Twin XL was easy to manipulate fully expanded, I can imagine the larger mattresses would not be (floppy and squishy).
Yes, the mattress smelled initially. We had it in an upper bedroom with the ceiling fan going on high. After about 24 hours the smell was gone and I could "dress" the mattress. I felt it inflated completely and laying on it I thought it was very comfortable. I am a squishy bed kind of girl and wondered if this more firm mattress would be a no go for me, but I could see sleeping on it. I wanted it a little firm as I set the bed up sideways to look more like a day bed (wanted people to be able to sit on it and not fall in).
Sleep test... my daughter came home for a visit. She is also a very squishy bed lover, so again I worried. Her first night she slept "eh, ok". Her second night was much better and she said that it was just a matter of getting used to memory foam compared to her spring mattress. Overall she liked it and would recommend it!
Excellent quality. No horrible odor like some reports. HUGE FIRM COMFORTABLE MATTRESS! Better quality than the mattress selection at Sleepys. This mattress was a huge gamble for me and I am glad I did it. We are very pleased. I think I am a bed snob. I love to sleep and I love to sleep on comfortable beds. We spent over $2000.00 on a Stearns and Foster Mattress and personally, this LUCID by LinenSpa 10" mattress is better than any mattress I have ever slept on. My daughter is in heaven. I know where I am sleeping tonight. Can't wait to purchase the 12" king Sized for hubby and I.
These beds are very good beds, and represent some of the best value for the money in mattresses. The beds take a few days to reach full depth. We had bought these for ikea malm bed frames, because these mattresses are better quality than ikea's cheaper mattresses and full depth. The depth is important so it fits sheets without pulling off (important for kids beds where it is a challenge to get them to make the bed in the first place). Unfortunately ikea full frames are 53" wide and these mattresses are 54"+, even when fully expanded they still curve out in the middle. The difference prevents the mattresses from fitting down in the frame. I had to fabricate a 'box frame' out of 2x3's and the bed support slats to push the mattresses up almost flush with the top of the bed frame. Not a big deal since I enjoy my occasional home improvement projects...
The beds are definitely comfortable. I may consider getting one for ourselves in addition to the kids in the future. I could see if you were a sleeper that rolled a lot these would not work for you. When you sleep you create a depression that wants to re-center you when you try to rotate. Likely consistent across all foam type mattresses though. The kids have been super happy with the upgrade from traditional twin spring mattresses.
Would buy again, and have two of them already.
Up until I purchased this mattress, I'd suffered from headaches, severe back aches, and general soreness every day - and I'm only 27! After sleeping on this mattress for only a few days, the difference was remarkable. No more back pain, little to no head aches, it was amazing! I wish they sold it in King size - I'd buy it on the spot to place in my other bedroom. Some reviews mentioned an odor, but I did not experience this, and the mattress swelled up just like it said it would when I pulled it out of the box. Absolutely worth the money, I'd suggest it to anyone.
Great mattress. Bought the twin for a college apartment. The mattress came rolled in plastic inside a box- which fit easily into the back of my Honda pilot (with a bed frame and a dresser as well!). It's not super heavy- I lifted it with my daughter, but my son, who is 6'3", could carry it by himself (when in the box- outside of the box it's unwieldy, because it's big, and fluffed up). When we took off the plastic and unrolled the mattress, it quickly puffed up- and became 10 inches. Initially it looked about 3"- which is how they get it in a relatively small box. BE CAREFUL when unboxing it- there are lots of large silica gel packs in the box- a few of ours had broken and there were little pieces everywhere. We heard them sliding around, and opened the box outside (thank goodness). We didn't find much of a smell (we thought there would be, and were leaving it alone for a few weeks to air out) but I didn't notice much at all- so my daughter could have used it the same day. The mattress is thick, and very comfortable, and comes with a nice cover. It fit the twin frame we got on Amazon perfectly. I could not be happier with this purchase. Loved the packaging. Love the product.
I had recently purchased a "memory foam" bed from Amazon and had to return it because the bed had never fully risen to the height it was advertised at and the bed was just too darn uncomfortable. So you can imagine I was worried about my purchase of yet another item from Amazon. To my much needed surprise the bed is extremely easy to remove from the packaging and had risen to true size within 12 hours! The bed is so very comfortable and the extra long size is magical (I have a boyfirend that is 6'6") and his feet do not hang off anymore!! The price is very reasonable for the quality and it comes with a 25 year warranty... BUY THIS NOW!
i have been sleeping with a mattress and box spring for way to long, ive been wanting one of these since i first slept on one at my moms house. when i started to look up mattresses i decided to look at this one. one it is a 10 inch memory foam mattress. besides that it comes with a nice 25 year warranty. it comes delivered my fedex and it surprisingly comes in a fairly small box. the mattress arrives flat and rolled in plastic and inside of the box. when you remove it from the box it has to sit flat on the ground for 48 hours so it can become the size that it is supposed to be. i recommend doing that in the room that you are planning to use the mattress in because once it is at its original size it is a pain to move it. ive had it for a few months now and im in love with this mattress
LUCID 10 Inch Memory Foam Mattress - Dual-Layered - CertiPUR-US Certified - 25-Year Warranty - Queen
I was in need of a twin bed mattress, and needed it delivered quickly. I was super happy to find this great buy on Amazon, and with my Prime membership, I received it with free shipping in a few days to my door. Can't beat that! The mattress was tightly packaged in a box, and when In opened the mattress's plastic covering, it started expanding almost immediately. Within 2 hours, it had expanded to the full 10 inch depth, and was ready to sleep on. I did not notice any chemical odor that some other reviewers noticed. The only thin g I would change is that the little bag of dehumidifier's(?) had broken, so when I took out the mattress from the box, they spilled all over my wood floor. Since they are clear, it has taken me almost a month to find them all, and I am still finding 1-2 daily. But, that is a small price to pay fore this great mattress! I was happy to experience great sleep from the very first night on this mattress. I'll definitely purchase another one if my bedding needs change again.
This mattress gives the most AMAZING night of sleep! I had a memory foam mattress years ago and I was so sad when I got rid of it. BUT when I bought this one OHHH MYYY GOD! It is like I am sleeping on a fluffy cloud EVERY NIGHT! Nothing is better than a good nights sleep and at this price you can afford one for everyone in the house. I know I definitely feel spoiled every night that I get to sleep on my mattress.
I was shopping for a new mattress for months, because my old one was causing noticeable back pain and some twinges/cramping. I'm notoriously cheap and a determined bargain-hunter, but even I was a bit skeptical about a king-sized memory foam mattress for such a low price compared to the competitors. However, I've been sleeping on this bed for 3 weeks now, and I can honestly say that I did not sacrifice quality or comfort at all. I would have given it 5 stars, but (as other reviews have stated) this should not be described as a firm mattress. I didn't want a firm mattress though, so it's perfect for me. The best part? Not a bit of back pain or even a single twinge since I received this bed!
UPDATE: I've been sleeping on this bed for over 18 months now, and it's held up perfectly- no loss of firmness, shape, anything, it's still 100% as good as the day I got it. I love it. It's the best money I have EVER spent. Don't waste your money on a more expensive one! I've sent a few friends links to the listing and they've bought it too
I purchased this to replace a spring mattress that came with abedframe that I got on craigslist. It was new, but definitely not luxury. After a year or so, I decided to start shopping around for something that would be comfortable, yet affordable.
After browsing Amazon (my favorite place to start), I came across this highly-rated mattress and, based on the reviews and the price, decided to give it a go.
With prime, I got the mattress a few days after I ordered it. I popped it out of the box and let it expand in the living room for 48 hours (as indicated). I think it was fully expanded after 24, but I let it go the whole time just to be sure. It comes in a box, wrapped in plastic inside, and has a removable mattress cover that is very thin (but does the job and is easy to remove and clean).
I didn't think to remove the plastic covering while it was expanding, and when I finally went to put it on my bed, got hit with a smell akin to paint when I tore open the plastic. It was very strong and gave me a headache just like I get when I'm around fresh paint (like when I repainted the walls of my house). I left it on the bed with the window open and fan on, and after a day the strong smell was gone (totally gone after 48 hours... should have done this while I was waiting for it to expand).
After the smell was gone, I added my sheets (they fit perfectly, which matters a lot to me since I hate when they slide off the corners) and blankets and climbed in... HEAVEN! Like a cloud that you're not afraid will dissipate and drop you to earth. As I lay there, I felt my aches slowly leave my body, and pretty soon I was waking up. I NEVER fall asleep that easily! This is definitely a winner in my book.
I'll check back in after a while and add an update.
Great deal, firmer than I expected. Not a problem. 25 yr. warranty. No more mattress and box spring sets. We replaced a king with a king and used the memory foam topper we had to soften it a little. Well pleased with Lucid customer service I talked to prior to purchase.
everybody who knows about our bed is jealous for what a good price we got it. and it feels great
I did a plethora of research before purchasing this product. My wife and I had been sleeping on a spring mattress for 5 years that was starting to sink to the middle, so we decided to purchase a new bed for ourselves for Christmas. I didn't really know which way we should go, but I knew my parents had a Temperpedic and love it, so I figured we should try memory foam. The only problem is I am 27 and cannot quite yet afford a mattress of that stature at this point in my life. I came across Lucid on Amazon early in my searches and it caught my eye right away. We have been sleeping on it for a month, and it has been the greatest investment we ever made. For the whole king bed (mattress, frame, sheets, skirt) we spent less than $500 and it has been worth 3X that much! I will touch on a couple points that I read in reviews and give my thoughts:
Several reviews spoke of back pain early into their experience with this bed that subsided. In one review the guy mentioned that it felt like a "good pain". I wasn't quite sure what that meant until I slept on the bed. I too had minor aching in my lower back the first couple weeks after sleeping on this mattress, but for some reason it did feel like a "good ache". I still slept sound and felt comfortable when lying in the bed, but woke up aching. Now, after a couple weeks, I wake up pain free and completely refreshed. It is like sleeping on a cloud.
Another major point in reviews is the stiffness of the bed. I weigh 165. My wife about 110-120. My weight allows for me to make impressions in the bed, which to me makes the bed feel softer than most reviews are giving credit for. The bed completely swallows me up and I feel like I am cradled in a little cocoon almost. My wife on the other hand is not heavy enough to force impressions in the bed. This is not to say that she doesn't think the bed is a completely heavenly sleeping experience, but what I am getting at is that lighter people will feel like the bed is a little stiff, but not too stiff and still extremely comfortable.
Last but not least that I read in a lot of reviews is the smell. The best certainly smells when opening. It isn't extremely pungent and didn't bother me a lot, but it is there, and definitely needs to air out. The recommendations with our mattress was to let it air out for 48 hours before sleeping on it. We being extremely excited to sleep in a new be only allowed a little over 24 hours of airing out time in a pretty poorly ventilated room as it is winter time and cold outside. This was probably a mistake as now our cover that goes over the mattress has a slight smell of the bed even after washing which causes our sheets to stink slightly as well. Nothing major, but you do notice it. Nothing to deter me from recommending purchasing this product.
We bought this mattress for our guest room. We just wanted an inexpensive, fairly comfortable mattress. FAIRLY comfortable was the goal - we don't want our guests to wear out their welcome! LOL .. We had the mattress for three weeks and our son was the only one that had slept on it. He said it was very comfortable. Last week my husband hurt his back and decided to sleep in the guest room because he said the mattress seemed to have more support than our Tempur-pedic. He felt much better after a couple of nights on this mattress. He did return to our Tempur-pedic but two nights ago asked if we could sleep in the guest room. Well, we have been there since! I think we are going to change mattresses and put the Tempur-pedic in the guest room. I can't believe this less than $300.00 mattress is replacing our $1500.00 Tempur-pedic of two years. Go figure! I think this is definitely one of the best buys on Amazon!
FYI, this mattress is delivered rolled up quite small. We unrolled it and let it air out and fluff up a day or two before putting the bedding on it. The smell dissipated within two days.
The mattress came compressed to make it easier to handle. Personally I was really glad it did. I did not notice any smell at all. It was firm and had us worried at first but after sleeping on it we have been loving it since day one. I wake up in the same spot I fell asleep in and feel totally rested. I can't see why anyone would pay more. I know the old saying "you get what you pay for" but I also know that it is not always true if you are informed. Sometimes you just get taken. My brother has one of those way expensive well known brands and neither one of us or our wives can tell the difference. They both wish they would have known about this one first. And both mattresses have a 20 year warranty. I would not hesitate to purchase this brand again.