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Since its launch in 2011, Serta iComfort has been a popular mattress at big-box stores and traditional mattress retailers. Over the years, they have tweaked the designs to offer sleepers optional pressure relief and cooling upgrades for warm sleepers. Although most customers like the initial feel of their iComfort mattress, there are some who have brought up issues with the longevity of their mattress.
Lucid mattresses have been selling mattresses online for almost 10 years and they have a wide variety of gel memory foam, hybrid, and latex mattresses. By selling mattresses by differing thicknesses, they offer a wide variety of mattresses in different firmness ranges, while using the same materials in essence. While customers like the price of these mattresses, there are some who experienced issues with sagging and durability. Those that did the best reported using the mattresses for temporary solutions.
Based on our aggregated reviews and our scoring method, we recommend both Icomfort and Lucid in this match up!
Getting a firm understanding of sleeper reviews can be a relief. Customers don't always respond well to these mattresses. Some are content with the feel and comfort level, but others are not so much. If you are contemplating ordering, see below for more specifics that may be helpful.
Having a supportive mattress is a make or break for stomach and back sleepers. Side sleepers also need deeper support and a responsive mattress for their hips and shoulders. These mattresses offer a good amount of support, above average overall. However, others had issues with the support so if you have a heavier body type, make sure to take a harder look.
Most feel comfortable with the edge support of these mattresses. That said, there were some mixed reviews about the edge support.
In addition to having good support, having a mattress that really lasts is key for shoppers. We all want it to be just as comfortable at the beginning as it is a decade later. Sadly, not all sleepers agree that these mattresses are durable, and some have had issues with longevity after a short time. If you are thinking about using this mattress nightly, read the reviews to make sure it will work with your body before buying.
If you are thinking about this one, do more research below to learn if this mattress will work for you. Unfortunately, they get poor ratings from some customers. Some folks were cozy in their new mattress, but others reported trouble getting comfortable.
Support isn't the same as firmness. Great support is when a mattress cradles the hips and shoulders to align the spine. Overall, these mattresses have some negative reviews when it comes to support. Most customers are happy with the support right after purchase, but some folks didn't feel like they were adequately supported over time.
For those with mobility concerns or like to lay close to the side of the mattress, edge support is very important. At first, these mattresses do a good job with edge support, but some may find that it changes over time.
Finding a mattress with long lasting comfort is awesome, but difficult. These mattresses, specifically, are not rated highly by sleepers for their longevity. That said, some customers may find their mattress lasts longer than average, while other mattresses may only last a couple years. If you are a heavier person, make sure to do some extra research before buying.
I look forward to laying down on this thing. It is very soft, but in just the right way. Seriously, sometimes when I'm just walking by I go touch it just because it makes me feel good. I can't attest to its durability (we've had it about a month), but it's very nearly been worth the thousand bucks we spent already (we got a heck of a deal here.)
This mattress is not cheap, but we shopped around and it compares favorably to the $3000 to $5000 mattresses at the over-priced mattress stores. Conversely, it is miles better than the bargain $500-$700 "memory foam" mattresses. To get that real, honest-to-blog memory foam experience, you do have to spend a bit of cash, and this mattress is the real thing without being ludicrously expensive (even if you pay full price.)
Now excuse me—I have to go roll around on my mattress for a few minutes before dinner.
Purchased an iComfort-Applause II King mattress and split box spring. It was ok for the first 6 months, then support degrades after that. I suffer from back pain so the i-Comfort Hybrid series in firm (Fundamental model) seemed like an ideal replacement for my 10-year-old inner spring Sealy mattress. Eventually you'll sink into a hole as the memory foam upper doesn't hold up. My partner and I now have a 'hill' down the middle of the mattress that limits your sleeping space to your own body cavity hole. I had Raymour & Flanigan's inspector come out used their measuring tools to come to the conclusion that the bed is not defective and is within the warranty allowances. Yet I continue to sleep in my confined hole and am now considering taking this POS to the dump and eating a good amount of money. I've filed a BBB complaint and Consumer Affairs report. Raymour & Flanigan is no help whatsoever! I do NOT recommend either R&F nor Serta. Very bad service. The inspection process was such a waste of time. I spent $1,650 on this set and it's barely a year old. Don't fall for the 100-day satisfaction sleep guarantee because 100 days is not nearly enough time to give a true assessment. I'll never buy another Serta Mattress since they obviously don't care to stand behind their claims that i-Comfort Series is 'revolutionary' and is worth the good money I paid for it. Don't fall for the Consumer Reports review that gave it a shining review. This experience has shown me that CR is no longer a good source for researching products before I purchase.
I developed an allergy to the I-Serta foam mattress 3 to 4 weeks after the mattress was delivered. The allergy started as a slight itch and has progressed to the point that I cannot sleep on the mattress. I am investigating zippered plastic covers to encase the I-Serta mattress to see if that helps. If the plastic cover does not work I will have thrown $1,800 down the drain. I am very disappointed with Serta.
Based on my experience the I-Serta foam mattress is not safe. There are ingredients in the foam that off-gas and are dangerous to your health and welfare.
(I swore if this mattress worked out I would write a review because online mattress reviews are so erratic.)
I did all the research and have experience with memory foam benefits, just never bought a foam mattress due to price. I settled on iSerta Savant II for comfort and price. I was concerned once I got it - that it would sleep hot (I sleep very warm) and not do much for joint pain.
It had very minor gas offing initially, but that was gone in 24 hours. The first couple nights I slept on it- it didn't feel as soft as in the store and my back was a little stiff - but my joint pain (hip) was gone and I did sleep cooler. I hung in there and purchased a Pinzon Plush Mattress Topper (Amazon) which added surface softness. After sleeping on it about 3 nights, the back stiffness was gone and I truly can report zero joint pain and a cooler sleep. I sleep noticeably cooler, not zero heat, but cooler. Slept terribly hot in my previous Sealy Oaks Reserve (8 years)) coil mattress. The iSerta mattress is soft, but supportive, like memory foam should be. I have no problems feeling like I am stuck in it and I LOVE the zero motion disturbance - doesn't feel like the mattress is moving around with you. I am a 65% side - 35% back sleeper, so if you are the same, you can feel safe considering this bed. Definitely not for stomach sleepers.
TempurPedic Cloud Lux felt even better, but was $1,700 more than iSerta and felt like a warm sleep even in the store. You really have to pay attention to your body's reaction when you test any mattress. You'd be wise to spend substantial time in the bed, even though it kinda feels awkward simulating your personal sleep positions for all the public to see - in a mattress showroom. (LOL). I have to say that my friends have had a TempurPedic for 11 years now and still love it for comfort, but report that it does sleep hot. They are not natural warm sleepers so that's OK for them.
I can't speak to longevity for this iSerta, but after a month - I am quite pleased and crossing my fingers that will be the case for many years. (I'm still scratching my head that this foam mattress sleeps cooler than my previous coil mattress, as coil mattresses are supposed to sleep cooler and that very fact deters people from buying foam...odd.)
So good luck with your mattress shopping and I hope you get the one that is right for you. For me, waking up with no joint pain (hip and shoulder) and sleeping cooler has been a Godsend. Nighty-night. 😴
Breaks down really fast. Junk save your money. Unless you don't like to sleep then buy one.
We purchased an iComfort mattress in September 2012, and it is already broken down. Much over the 3/4" allowed. We had a rep look at it as there is a fabulous 25 year warranty. Unfortunately, the Serta Company does not play well with customers. One of the two tags were missing, (not removed by us), and for that reason they will NOT cover the warranty. Funny fact.... that this mattress hasn't even been in existence for longer than their warranty. Makes me sick to my stomach that we have thrown away $1800 for a bed that we had just a little over 3 years. In my research, they also do not abide by their warranty if there is a stain, no matter the size. Truth be told, they will do anything to not cover your mattress under their "fabulous" 25 year warrant. Beware, and shop around unless you don't mind paying $40 per month to sleep on a mattress.
Bought my i-comfort matress for a whole lot of money and it didn't last 3 years, Serta didn't stand by its product and should be ashamed to lie to consumers and even hint at a 25 year warranty. They know VERY WELL there is no chance their product can last that long.
If you try and go through their warranty process BE WARNED. They will make you pay for an 'inspector' to come and evaluate your mattress. Unknown to you, the 'inspector' has one job "TO PROVE THAT YOU VOIDED THE WARRANTY SO SERTA DOES NOT PAY". They actually made me pay 40 bucks for a guy to come to my house and claim that my mattress was sinking because of a mark from a pen. Really a lot of nerve. I spoke to a former Serta employee and was even told that THE INSPECTORS MAKE BONUSES WHEN THEY VOID YOUR WARRANTY. Serta will tell you "well they are independent" but guess what? Serta doesn't let the CONSUMER pick the company. THEY PICK THE COMPANY. So they only pick inspection companies that agree to their deal, kick backs in return for blaming the consumer.
This thing will absolutely not last you. Look at other ratings of icomfort mattresses and you will see a pattern, it sinks after months and leaves you with terrible back pain.
Trust a local company and trust only two sided mattresses. Serta knows there is no way one side of a foam matress can last 25 years, even so they go cheap and only put memory foam on one side. Meaning uneven wear and a low quality product that won't last.
READ THE FINE PRINT of the warranty...you're going to see what I mean!
I have slept on this for about nine months. The softest mattress I've owned, but a lot less back pain for my husband and I do sleep well. My only criticism is, despite design attempts to produce a cooler foam mattress, the I comfort sleeps warm so four not five stars. I am in Florida, not sure this would bother me in the Northeast. Also the foam is HEAVY. No way I can flip on my own. So if your a women who regularly flips mattress, bear in mind foam is a heavy choice. But you'll sleep.
Great mattress for the first 6 months, then support degrade after that. I suffer from back pain so the i-Comfort Hybrid series in firm (Fundamental model) seemed like an ideal replacement for my 10-year-old inner spring Sealy mattress. Eventually you'll sink into a hole as the memory foam upper doesn't hold up. My wife and I now have a 'hill' down the middle of the mattress that limits your sleeping space to your own body cavity hole. I had 2 different inspectors come out from Serta and they both used their measuring tools to come to the conclusion that the bed is not defective and is within the warranty allowances. Yet I continue to sleep in my confined hole and am now considering taking this POS to the dump and eating a good amount of money.
The inspection process was such a waste of time. I spent $1,650 on this set and it's barely a year old. Don't fall for the 100-day satisfaction sleep guarantee because 100 days is not nearly enough time to give a true assessment. I'll never buy another Serta Mattress since they obviously don't care to stand behind their claims that i-Comfort Series is 'revolutionary' and is worth the good money I paid for it. Don't fall for the Consumer Reports review that gave it a shining review. This experience has shown me that CR is no longer a good source for researching products before I purchase.
We owned the Serta Prodigy II iComfort mattress less than a year when it started developing holes that we were sleeping in. We were both waking up with back pain and I developed a hip problem which has now turned into some very bad sciatica. I can no longer sleep on it. We paid about $2100.00 for it at Godby Furniture. When we complained to them they had someone come out and look at it. It was determined to be defective and luckily we are getting a replacement. I'm so disappointed in this and now I'm afraid by getting a replacement it will do the same thing and then nothing will be done about it. We have had an iComfort before this one for about three years but never had an issue with it. Our son now has it and it's fine. I feel it's just this Prodigy model. Please Serta take note!
Wonderful mattress! Feels like I'm sleeping on a cloud. I would definitely recommend. 💯❤️🔥
After researching the market and CR reviews I decided on the Serta Savant III with Ease Adjustable Base. Memory Foam Showplace through amazon had the best selection and pricing for this combo. Ordering was easy, follow up was excellent, and delivery went smooth. The base and mattress arrived in separate packages and sere carefully loaded into my garage. The driver even helped get the heavy base box into the house. Set up was simple and the full bed turned out great. This is a comfortable bed with a soft feel yet provides firm support. I highly recommend Memory Foam Showplace and the Serta mattress and adjustable base combination.
It felt great when I tried it out in a store. I started getting lower back pain within a couple of days of use. It started to get very painful after about a week. I moved to another (firmer) mattress in my house at that point and the back pain cleared up. It came right back as soon as I moved back to the Serta Savant III Plush. The lower end sinks further than the upper end. The resulting slope puts a lot of strain on your lower back. The slope (and resulting back pain) gets significantly worse when my wife is also in the bed. I tried a few different positions and pillows that did reduce the pain, but not enough to prevent me from needing to buy a new mattress.
THIS SH*T IS UNDEFEATED. It keeps me cool and cozies while wrapped in pretzel legs with my wife. I'd say the only downside is any room this mattress isn't it is now useless. Pretty much go to work, come home, Bruce All Mighty myself out of my clothes and bounce on this cloud of joy and starfish all up on this bed made of 1,368 adorable puppies. Put on the mattress cover to keep it clean from the 67 hours a week you'll be on this warlock. It's basically fixed my irregular sleep, my restlessness, and practically gave me advice on opening a Roth IRA. They included two pillows that aren't nearly as nice as the mattress but they're nice to put between your knees while you dream about dreaming about walking up just so you can go back to bed. And that's not even the best part, folks. Every time someone comes over to your house they'll want to sit on it and demo that fluffy stuffed goodness. Like I said before, the living room is a ghost town. This mattress is perfect for dinner parties just as much as it is a magic carpet ride in the form of a memory foam that hugs you like your chubby aunt without the smell of smoke and Un-Custables.
Wish I would have seen these reviews before I purchased a $2,100 Serta iComfort memory foam mattress. What a POS. I cannot believe they sell this junk. Sleeping in a 'hole' cannot roll out. Sometimes I feel trapped. Please do not purchase this product!
We were so excited about our iComfort mattress when we first purchased it. It was so comfortable for the first few months and then, I began to notice I was waking up in the morning with severe low back pain. I didn't realize at the time how the mattress had actually broken down, and the indentation in the bed where I had been lying. I finally realized that as I was lying in bed, I was lying in a hole. I weigh all of 105 pounds. This mattress has continued to break down and deteriorate. The day I went back in to the mattress store to ask if there had been any complaints with this mattress was actually the 2 year anniversary of our purchase. I was informed that the mattress I had purchased had major problems that had been reported.
I have endured severe pain, pain management including epidural injections over the past months, and then I realized it was the mattress that we had purchased to help promote our good health, and a great night's sleep. Also, the pain has been so bad first thing in the morning, when I first wake up. Instead of feeling refreshed, I feel severe pain in my low back. I have photographs on and off of this mattress to prove the deterioration of this mattress.
The mattress is very comfortable and I wake up feeling refreshed. I would recommend this mattress to anyone. No backache or leg pain. I chose the firm mattress because of my back problems and believe me it helps. Are you needing a mattress that makes you feel refreshed and not waking up grumpy? Then go for it! You'll be glad you did.
We purchased a Serta iComfort mattress in March 2013. It is now sagging on both sides with a huge lump in the middle. My husband can no longer sleep in the bed as he wakes up in agony each morning from back ache and I now have back problems too. Never had a back problem before. Will see how we go with our local supplier - paid nearly $5000 for the ensemble so hope they honour the 10 year warranty. Will never buy a Serta again.
I've tried several brands over the years but Sealy has been truly consistent when it comes to a quality mattress. Always good support (I've got two crushed vertebrae in my back + a crooked spine). Love this brand. Quality made, doesn't fray or unravel. Will straighten out your back which will help with chiropractor bills. Recently strained my back lifting a heavy suitcase. I was a guest in a friend's house she had the worst mattress (she bought a $100 foam topper for it). The topper was OK for 2.5 months then it died - total waste of $$$. I then rented a hotel room with a very good mattress (Sealy of course). I was in agony & it took 12 days of sleeping on their mattress to finally feel better. HINT: Shoes can also cause back problems so pay attention to the soles & heels. Buy new shoes if necessary.
Miserable nights sleeping on this new mattress. I wake up with so much pain and feeling exhausted instead of rested. When using the adjustable head raising the mattress bunches up badly. After paying an inspector 50.00 after only 6 months usage he naturally reported nothing would be done as he didn't find anything wrong. He was in bedroom a total of 7 minutes. This is going to be costly for me as I am an 84 year old widow on a very fixed income. And no one at the mattress store cares about my problem.
I've had my iComfort adjustable bed for two years and over time I have become increasingly sick when I sleep on this bed. I have chemical sensitivities so I bought a cover for the mattress, which has helped. However, I found myself coughing throughout the night and waking with a sore throat and headache. The brain fog and fatigue are getting worse, so I started sleeping on a relatively new mattress (not memory foam) in my guest bedroom and even tried the twin mattress on my daybed. I have not had any problems with these health issues when I avoid the iComfort bed. It has taken some time before my health issues became severe enough that I could no longer blame it on "just my allergies". I will be getting rid of the bed and I paid a lot for it. BTW, I just don't use the adjustable feature, but I really don't spend a lot of time hanging out in my bed. I'm very disappointed in this bed. If you have allergies or chemical sensitivities, do not buy this product!
We were so excited to get this incredibly comfortable Simmons iComfort mattress only 3 years ago. It was all hype! Both my husband and I are currently suffering with back problems. As we stepped away from the bed when changing the sheets, we noticed how much it sagged and realized the indentions that remained. The warranty is based on the small number "Warranty Code" that is printed at the bottom of the "UNDER PENALTY OF LAW" tag that everyone tears off and throws away after they are sure they are going to keep a product! I will never purchase another Simmons product again! For this kind of money I could buy a new mattress every year for 3 years.
So i get i am likely writing this too early, but let me tell you this is literally the best mattress i have ever slept on. My boyfriend is feeling the same way. No kidding, this mattress is the perfect firm but with cradling comfort. I drooled for the first time since i can remember. I am going to have a love affair with this bed. Never got hot, never god sore and had to rotate to my other side or stomach. And woke up without a single ache! I am telling everyone about this stellar mattress!
Good mattress for the first year or so, then support degrade after that. I suffer from back pain. The i-Comfort seemed like an ideal replacement for my 10-year-old inner spring Sealy mattress. Eventually we put a topper on the mattress. Now we sink into a hole as the memory foam upper doesn't hold up. My wife and I now have a 'hill' down the middle of the mattress that limits your sleeping space to your own body cavity hole. Seems a waste of time for inspectors to come out from Serta since no one else has had success wit them. Yet I continue to sleep in my confined hole and am now considering taking this POS to the dump and eating a good amount of money. We spent over $2,000 on this set and it's barely 5 years old. Don't fall for the 100-day satisfaction sleep guarantee because 100 days is not nearly enough time to give a true assessment. I'll never buy another Serta Mattress since they obviously don't care to stand behind their claims that i-Comfort Series is 'revolutionary' and is worth the good money I paid for it. Don't fall for the Consumer Reports review that gave it a shining review. This experience has shown me that CR is no longer a good source for researching products before I purchase.
This is absolutely the worse mattress I’ve ever tried to sleep on.Only had it a few months and it’s killing me ,toss and turn all night and can’t get comfortable.Its pretty bad when you can sleep on a motel mattress but can’t sleep on your own. I get up sore and feel like I’ve been fighting all night,lm looking at other mattresses but don’t know what to buy ,I don’t think any of them are any good and you pay a big price for them.Im really disguised!
My husband was super excited to purchase this product when he started his first job. Less than 10 years in I started noticing I was falling into the middle at night and developed morning back pain. We tried flipping the mattress, levelling the bed frame - no improvement. I can sleep on RV cushions and have a better night sleep. Super disappointed we will have to replace what we thought was a major investment earlier than expected.
Within 11 months of having this mattress it has started sinking in the middle. We wake up with back pain and finding ourselves climbing out of a hole. This mattress is a POS and there should be something we can do to get our money back!!!!!!
Due to a warranty replacement I've owned two of these mattresses. Both times they were super comfortable until about the 4-6 month mark, then they started to be lumpy and saggy. Now I almost always wake up with lower back pain. My girlfriend absolutely adores soft memory foam mattresses and even she has trouble staying comfortable on this one. After having the same experience twice I'm now shopping for a new mattress only a year and a half later. And give the price I paid for it originally I am not happy. Avoid.
Bought an icomfort bed in 2015 and it had a 10 year warranty and neither the dealer nor serta took responsibility for lousy workmanship on this product so beware of Serta matresses
My husband and I tried this mattress in 2013. We purchased it from a family owned business who were very good. We bought the queen bed with a boxspring and a metal frame on wheels for $2600. They threw in 2 exceptional and large memory foam pillows and a hypoallergenic mattress cover. Two years ago in 2018, we purchased an adjustable frame for $1200. That is when we started to notice a difference in the comfort level of the mattress. We contacted the store to clarify the warrantee. When we purchased the mattress we were told the warranty was 25 years. I asked where that was in writing and we were told in the paperwork they gave us. When I called them they told me the warranty was 10 years, not 25, and after five years it was expected that the mattress would have a bit of wear. We were given the same story that others have reviewed hear about having someone come to inspect the mattress and pay them $79. He told us to avoid that we could take fishing line pull it across the width of the bed and then measure to see if there was a three-quarter inch dip in the mattress. It was a hair from 3/4 of an inch. He said if it was not 3/4 of an inch or more they would not honor the warranty. And it was not clear if the warranty was to replace the mattress fully or not We were given the same story that others have reviewed hear about having someone come to inspect the mattress and pay them $79. He told us to avoid that we could take fishing line, pull it across the width of the bed and then measure to see if there was a three-quarter inch dip in the mattress. It was a hair from 3/4 of an inch. He said if it was not 3/4 of an inch or more they would not honor the warranty. Now, in 2020, we are researching a new mattress. We are very much sold on Saatva Hybrid mattress as it is $1200, has spectacular reviews. I was able to sleep on a Saatva firm mattress when visiting someone for three nights. I have arthritis, curvature of the spine, and other joint and spine issues. Although the firm mattress was a little bit too firm for me, I found that I still slept quite well without feeling pressure point pain. Therefore I am now sold on their luxury firm hybrid mattress which claims to be medium firm. Additionally, read the thousands of reviews for Saatva. All reviews I’ve read and there has been probably 100 have claimed the customer service and honoring what they promise you was 100%. Their warranty is 15 years for normal wear and tear if there is any discomfort issue with the mattress. I believe after that amount of time based on the reviews, they claim in writing to honor that. I recall their warranty is 25 years.
The firmness is spot on and you won't wake your mate when you get up early.
I have a bad back and my previous mattress was sinking in the middle. I purchased this mattress after testing it against several other mattresses in the store. I managed to sleep on this mattress one and half nights before resorting to sleeping on my futon sofa in my sunroom. I cannot describe the level of pain I was experiencing after trying to sleep on this mattress the first night. It in no way provided the same comfort I got in the store. I assume this has to do with the store demo having been broken in by the numerous customers who have tested it out. The second night (half night), I cushioned it with a padded mattress cover, a memory foam topper and several quilts/blankets to no avail. It is like sleeping on the cement sidewalk. My mattress was delivered on a Saturday and Monday I called the store and returned it. I selected a different Serta mattress with padding and I am currently waiting for its delivery. I'm hoping for better success!
this mattress is great. bought the hybrid works great with an adjustable base. very firm great for my aching back my wife and i have slept great since we got the mattress great price for the set.iof you like and need a firm mattress, you have to get this mattress
Gives great comfort with back support. Like the firmness but also soft and prevents movement from the other person on the other side.
After a broken down mattress that was hurting my back to the point that daily tasks were a struggle this mattress was a relief! I walked into the store intending to buy a more expensive mattress but none were as comfortable as this one! Back problems have been solved! Great value and a great night’s sleep at last!
I like the mattress. After having a 20 year mattress, it was a welcoming replacement. The firmness helps my back pain and is extremely comfortable.
we like the firmness of the Serta Blue Fusion Icomfort Hybrid mattress. It is a dream compared to the mattress we had for only 7 years that sunk in the middle causing back problems.
I buy the Blue fusion hybrid icomfort from Serta, king size, and I love it ! It is so comfortable for the back !
This mattress is superior to our previous one. It is firm like we wanted. Has edge guards and is so comfortable. My husband is now getting a good night's sleep!
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.