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Lucid mattresses have been selling mattresses online for the last six years and has a wide variety of memory foam and latex mattresses, including a super thick 16 inch mattress. If super softness is what you are going for, this may be your mattress. They also have firmer, less thick varieties to choose from that are quite affordable against competitors.
Lucid makes memory foam and latex mattresses that are extremely affordable. As a result, they have focused more on price competition than quality for their memory foams and latex foams -- which means that their bedding may be less durable than competitors. They, however, offer many different options for affordable mattresses, which is intriguing for those that may not need their bed for very long.
The pros: Many memory foam and latex options for cheap.
The cons: Lower quality materials and craftmanship.
Lucid offers two lines of mattresses: latex and memory foam. We'll go through both of Lucid's lines in depth.
The Lucid latex mattress line has two different options for mattresses: a medium firm 10'' version and a 16'' plush version. The 10'' version has 3'' of perforated latex on top of a base layer of latex support foam. The 16'' version has 4'' of memory foam on top of 2'' of medium support latex over the 10'' base layer.
The pros of this line is the volume of foam and comfort level that you can get for a very affordable pricepoint.
The cons are that the line is less durable than others and some complain of an associated odor.
Price Range: $375-$1000
Final Score: 7.4 / 10
Lucid's memory foam line has a variety of mattress options ranging from a 5'' memory foam mattress to a 16'' memory foam - latex mattress. For their mid-grade 12'' medium firmness memory foam mattress, they have 3'' of perforated memory foam on top of a 9'' support foam layer.
The pros: Very affordable memory foam mattresses with a good variety of firmness and thickness options.
The cons: Some have complained about the durability and the odor of these mattresses.
Price Range: $150-$1000
Final Score: 7.3 / 10
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.
I have had this mattress for months now, and it is still like the first day I bought it.
I have always bought `traditional' mattresses. My last one was a Sealy Posturpedic and was not even 3 years old! It sagged so badly on one side. It also made a lot of noise when I turned at night. It literally was giving me a complex. I am not a big person and do not weigh much so when your bed is making noise when you turn, you tend to think maybe your bed is trying to tell you something. In my case it was telling me what junk it was.
When this mattress came it was compressed and left at my front door. It was hard to carry it in by myself. I had a friend come over, who handles packages at UPS, open it for me and we both moved it into my bedroom. I have a platform bed but to be safe, I bought some additional wood (smooth) at Lowe's hardware so it was more than level. The mattress has a cover on it and has a grip feeling on the underside so it stays in place. I am sensitive to smell and did not notice a smell on the bed. I let it air out all afternoon and evening, and was able to sleep on it that same night.
I will say it is very firm. It is not too firm for me though. I have a waterproof mattress pad on top of it, a pillow top one, and a heated mattress pad. I was scared I could not use the heated mattress pad but have not had any issues with it. I keep it on top on the other pads.
I can not think of any complaints with this mattress. I was concerned about the edges. Someone wrote that they went down if you sat on the edge. I will say that is not true. Mine holds up very well, if not better than a traditional mattress.
I wanted to wait a few months before posting my review to see if the mattress changed shape or form but it has not. I love crawling into bed. I will mention I have arthritis in my knees, hips, and hands. I also had/have back issues due to a difficult pregnancy. I could not walk for months. However, with physical therapy and sleeping in this bed, I do not wake up with any pain at all. It hugs my pain at night.
I highly recommend this mattress and for the price you can't go wrong.
WE HAVE NEVER HAD ONE LIKE THIS BUT HAD SEEM A LOT OF ADS SO DECIDED TO TRY IT AND NOT PUT OUT A LOT OF MONEY.SO WENT FOR THIS. PRICE WAS RIGHT AND WE DO LOVE IT. I DON'T HURT ANTMORE.
This bed is a steal, (meaning it's a great buy for the money!) if you like firm mattress's it will be great. Ignore the review that said it's like a rock, it's firm, but comfortable firm. With the memory foam on top, it's a great sleep. I was skeptical about purchasing a mattress before I could lay on it and test it out, but the other reviews sold me. Believe me when I say, for the price you pay, it's a GREAT mattress. Especially since you get a 20 year warranty, you can't beat it. I bought the queen size for my Fiance and I. If you roll or toss and turn you can't feel each other moving, it's basically a tempur pedic for 3000$ cheaper. Of course the Tempur is going to be a little softer, but not that much softer for 3000$ more. I laid on the Cloud supreme from tempur pedic, and then when I laid on mine, I could barley tell a difference. I have back problems because of a car accident I was in, and the first night I woke up a little weird, but after I woke up I was fine. It will take a few days to get used to, I think thats where the person went wrong who wrote the bad review. BUT BEWARE it is a little firm again, but nothing like a rock. It's very comfortable and forms to your body. It takes about 8 hours to expand, and there is a smell but it's not THAT BAD, All foam mattress's have that smell. It's a clean smell at that. Also it comes with a mattress cover, that you can remove and wash. Like I said this mattress is a steal, and I WOULD RECOMMEND it to anyone who is interested in it. I am very pleased with it. You could buy a spring mattress for 500$ that breaks down in 7 years and gives you aches and pains, or a 250$ mattress foam that never breaks down with a 20! year! warranty! Believe it or not, I don't work for this company. As funny as it may seem, that has to say something. Good luck shopping, hope that this helped!
I've slept on this bad boy every night for a month, It gets better by the night.
The first night is very stiff but still comfortable. About the 3rd day in it is so soft and improves everyday.
Pros: Extremely comfortable. Big enough that now when I piss the woman off I can just sleep on the other side of the bed instead of the couch. Also big enough that when she goes to sleep before me, she can't sprawl out and take up the ENTIRE bed.
Cons: too comfortable. The woman won't get out of bed now.
Pros: Extremely comfortable. I don't want to get out of bed now. He's always so mad when he gets home from work and I haven't gotten out of bed all day.
Cons: Due to the size, I can't make him sleep on the couch any more when I'm mad at him. It's also very hard to take up the entire bed when I fall asleep before him.
Overall: Great for the price. The package is a bit long (that's what she said?) for one person to handle but easy to move with two. It takes a couple of days for the smell to go away entirely but it wasn't intolerable. I set the bed up at about 6pm and it was inflated enough to sleep on by midnight. Seriously a wonderfully comfortable mattress. The dogs also love it. I can't keep them off the bed now either...
Originally purchased in 2011, it is now 2015. There is definitely a distinct smell when you open/unroll the mattress, but it dissipates after a few days. The smell really didn't bother me after the second day, but could be noticed when laying on the bed. This bed is sooo comfortable! It's like sleeping on a cloud! I have recommended this to everyone I know that was in the market for a bed.
However, this mattress defintely needs to be rotated on a regular basis. We were really good about rotating it for the first year, but after getting a bed frame (a four poster frame) it became difficult to rotate. The mattress is very heavy which also added to the difficulty of rotating. If you do not rotate this mattress, you will get divots. For the past month my husband has complained of back pain and has told me that the reason he has been sleeping in the middle of the bed (instead of his side) was due to the large indentation on his side (and here I thought he just wanted to be closer to me! ha!). I secretly rotated the mattress (after probably years of not rotating). The next day my husband said it felt like he had slept on a new bed, and his back pain had decreased! The damage may already be done as far as the imprint goes. But I would love to buy this mattress again to replace it. This time, I promise I'll rotate it!
My son recently moved into an old building on the third floor, I bought him this mattress. It was packed in an easy to manage manner. He was able to load it in his midsize car and get it upstairs by himself. He placed it on the Pragma platform that was recommended for foam beds. He loves it! He called today because a friend of his wants to get one and he needed more info on where I had gotten it and who made it. He is very happy about this mattress.
Pragma Bed® Mattress Platform - Quad-Fold. No Box Spring needed. Ideal for memory foam, latex, and air mattresses.
This bed is extremely firm, but it has held up great since it's purchase 5 months ago. The smell was awful the first 3 months though, it needs to air out a long time. We haven't noticed the mattress making us sweat in the heat either. We are happy with our purchase! We bought a queen and 2 twins.
Been sleeping on this mattress for 6 months with the frame everybody else bought and the mattress protector. The mattress is awesome. I'm 6ft 180lbs and for me I fall asleep and wake up without interruption. It's firm but allows me to sink into the bed I love it and I can't say enough about it. Only issue is if you get this mattress you'll never be able to sleep anywhere else that isn't a memory foam mattress. I ended up buying a nice blow up mattress from amazon and a 2" memory foam topper for traveling. It's that serious. Also the Frame that was recommended works great but squeaks sometimes.
I've never reviewed a purchase on Amazon previous to this. Most of the time any input I have would be redundant, and useless among the other reviews. This is no different. I feel I have to review it anyway. I thought the reviews for this item might be bogus, or too good to be true. I was wrong. I took the gamble, and bought the 10" in Queen size. I needed to downsize from my king that was already shot after 7 years. The king was also too large for the room it was in.
I unpacked the mattress at around 12:30pm and was sleeping on it at 9pm. The complaints of odor are either blown completely out of proportion, or I got lucky. I didn't have to open windows or wear a hazmat suit. The dinner stewing in my slow cooker was 100 times more odiferous than the mattress. I have to jam my face in the mattress nose first to get a whiff of anything.
Moving the mattress was no issue, more than I can say for dragging that old King out to the garage. I am an able bodied man, for what that's worth.
The comfort is great. Not too stiff, but firm. It's thinner than my previous Sealy mattress. There may be a bit more decompressing to be done though. I was concerned about heat retention. I am in Florida, and like to sleep in a cold room. There were no issues with heat. I slept straight through without waking once last night for the first time in a very, very long time. The lower back pain I have been having on and off for the last few years was here yesterday, and gone today.
I am completely blown away that a $300 mattress is this comfortable. Even if it doesn't last more than a couple of years it will still be cheaper than buying a traditional mattress that is saggy and lumpy in a few years for more than quadruple the cost. If you are on the fence, like I was for the last 6 months or more. Do it. Do it now. You spend 7+ hours a day on your mattress. It's worth some money to not be miserable in the morning.
I was a little skeptical because this was so inexpensive for a memory foam mattress but I am very thrilled with the quality and it is no different than the really expensive ones that I laid on in stores! I recommend this to anyone looking for a memory foam mattress. I had no problems with an odor staying around and have had way less back problems since purchasing this mattress six months ago! I am now getting one for my parents!
It may seem sketch to buy a mattress off Amazon but this one is dope, don't be afraid. It comes rolled. Beware, it's a heavy box and was as big as me. (115 pound female) so carrying it up the stairs was a pain. Unwrapping is easy just be gentle with your box cutter and scissor. When it unrolls, you have to flip it. This is completely on purpose so that it adjusts to be flat and not curl. Don't be alarmed if it doesn't inflate right away. It will take overnight / all next day. I recommend kneading the corners as they seemed to be the most troublesome areas to inflate. After 24 hours it inflated to the full 10 inches evenly. It's pretty comfy but if you want a SUPER comfy mattress this aint for you. It's firm but I'm good with that. I didn't experience any funny scent but I did have the windows open through the night just incase.
So far I really like it and my mom and sister tried it out as well and we all agree it was a good buy for the price!
I have owned a similar mattress ,bought on ebay for about 5 years, so I knew what to expect. First, don't hope for it to last 20 years
or collect on warranty (the conditions make it impossible to file a claim) If you research tempurpedic reviews, you will find that their mattress fails after about 5 years or so and you pay a lot more for it. Also,know, if you weigh over 200 pounds, it probably will not last long. My husband is 235 pounds and after about 6 months, his mattress side developed a hole in the middle, which made it very uncomfortable. However, if you are on the smaller side ( I am about 135 pounds), it should last for about 5 years at best, with
rotation. I am a fan of foam mattresses,but my husband is not. So we bought 2 twin xl mattresses, his being innerspring one. Linenspa mattress is rather firm, when you get it, so i bought a 2 inch topper and it made it perfect. The cover is stretchy enough, that I was able to fit the topper underneath it. Also, when the mattress gets a dip in the middle ( and it will) , I will flip it
and put the topper on the firm side, extending the life of the mattress. So, it is a good deal , as long as you know what to expect.
But please do not buy it if you are on the larger side, you will probably regret it.
I love this mattress! Its firm, but it still contours, and I no longer wake up all stiff and achy. The matress took around 5 minutes to fully expand and I slept on it later the same night with no problems.
Based on other reviews I was slightly worried about an odor, but there was none I could detect. I was also worried about the mattress not fully expanding or expanding unevenly, but again I had no problem there. I highly recommend this mattress!
I had many worries about this mattress. I read all reviews I could find on it. I bought one for our son, he loved it. Then I went ahead and bought one for the adults of the house. I did read about the chemical smells when you unpack the mattress, but we didn't experience that. So far no issues, and I highly recommend this product for purchase.
We read a lot of reviews before choosing this mattress. When it arrived my wife and I eagerly moved the old mattress out and opened the box. It was hard telling the top from the bottom but the mattress cover was the trick to telling, set it up with the gripy side of the cover down and wait a day or so to see if it reaches the full 10 inches. There were many reviews about the smell upon opening, that is the case, it had a strong smell of wet paint for the first few days but we were able to leave the windows open and air it out (we didn't make the bed except to sleep in the the first 4 or 5 days). Don't let this discourage you though, I only slept 5 or 6 hours at a time on our old mattress because my back would start to hurt, this is 180 degrees different. I not only sleep well for longer but I don't toss and turn at all, I often find myself in nearly the same position in the morning because there are no pressure points to releive. We are very happy so far. It has only been a couple months but I expect it to last us a long while. If that changes I will update this review.
This mattress is probably the most comfortable mattress iv'e ever had. It is also the cheapest mattress iv'e owned its firm but soft at the same time I love it. Also it expanded fully in about 3 hours and didn't have any smell whatsoever.
My husband spent hours doing research on what makes a good memory foam mattress. We were in need of a firm mattress and the Tempurpedic mattress that we tried was way too soft so we took it back for a refund. After doing research away from the reviews my husband had a list of what a good mattress should be made of. We saw this mattress on Amazon and it had all the right stuff. But we didn't want to buy online so we set off to EVERY mattress store that we could find in our area. We made a very important discovery that weekend. Most of the "Brand Name" mattresses were made of the Low quality memory foam and much to low grade density foam. But they all were selling for the HIGH end price. Where as the Linen Spa had all the highest grade materials for a very low price.
After much agonizing over it we decided to buy the Linen Spa from Amazon. It was the best decision we ever made. First of all when you purchase a mattress from this company the shipping says it takes about a week to be delivered from UPS. NOT even close to our happy surprise it took a day and a half to arrive. and that was during the holidays where nothing ships fast.
We unpacked the mattress and were very careful to follow the directions of unpacking and set up. Basically make sure it isn't upside down and allow it to rise before anyone lays on it. in about 8 hours it was at about 8 inches and it says to allow 48 hours to rise fully. Well we didn't have anywhere to sleep so we slept on it that first night. My husband loved it, I hated it. it seemed so hard and uncomfortable. However, by the second night it had risen to it's full height of 10 inches and I slept like a baby that night. it does take some getting used to but when you wake up without the usual aches and pains you think wow that thing is fantastic. it's not a miracle cure but it really makes a difference.
I have spinal problems in my neck and lower back which is making it very hard to move around. and I'm in pain most of the time. Since sleeping on this mattress the pain has subsided to I would say about 1/3 of what it used to be. I haven't had to take my Pain medicine since that 2nd night. THANK YOU LINEN SPA!
We looked at the 12 and 14 inch mattresses by Linen Spa but my husband needs a firm mattress so we decided to get the 10 inch to try and later purchase one of their mattress toppers if needed. it's not needed it's perfect the way it is and you won't be able to beat the price anywhere.
it is worth the risk of buying online, and I will be purchasing one for each of my children in the near future.
The in-laws gave us 48 hours notice before a visit. We figured the queen air mattress might not be comfortable enough for them, but, with no time to spend shopping, I turned to Amazon.com. Some study of the details and reviews had me ordering this particular brand and size, hoping for the best.
The best is what I got! It arrived THE NEXT DAY in a long box. While awkward and heavy, this smallish (but strong) middle-aged woman was able to drag it up one flight of stairs. I did pay some attention to the reviews that provided some direction in opening the package, and I was glad I did. The mattress started to expand RAPIDLY, so if I hadn't been ready to open it in its proper place and orient it correctly, it would have been very hard to move it around. I wasn't able to give it the recommended full 24 hour to expand before dressing the bed, but I measured it to its full 10 inches within 12 hours.
Some reviews indicated there is a strong smell. There is a smell, but I likened it to a new car interior smell--a bit "rubbery." I left the bed undressed with a fan on it and an air purifer running in the room. Before I dressed the bed, I sprayed it with a odor neutralizer. Before the in-laws showed up, I burned a neutralizer candle. It seemed to be gone within a day or so.
Its only been a month now. I will be looking for the mildew tht one reviewer reported. Hope I don't find it because this mattress is better than the one on my own bed--which costs thousands of dollars.
Some reviews indicated the mattress was too hard. I was worried about that, so I got a two-inch mattress topper from Target. When I laid on the finished bed, it seemed firm, but comfortable. I don't know if it is too hard without the mattress topper.
Some reviews say it is too warm. Well, I am in Pa in the winter, and it is still going into the 30s at night, so I have no idea if it will be too warm.
Now, my in-laws loved it and every other guest that has stayed with me also claims they have the best sleep on that bed! My daughter ends up in that room when she has had a tough soccer game. I tried it last night for the first time, and ended up over-sleeping my alarm!
Update. Easter Weekend. I had the door closed for the week, and walked in to a warm room and a strong "rubber" smell. Still not unpleasant, just surprising, given the length of time since it was put on the bed. Opened the windows and put on the fan, and the smell was gone in short order.
Update. End of summer. Daughter used the room every day while home for the summer. Her major complaint? "It is hard to get out of the bed because it is so comfortable." Other daughter still uses it when she has aches and pains from her athletics (so do I). It did seem "warmish" a few nights over the summer, but we do not have central air in our home, and we did have a heat wave this summer. I plan to rotate the bed in Oct (6 months from purchase) to ensure even wear. I am hoping I won't find anything (like mold) as some other reviewers reported.
I have had a similar mattress before but from a different company and the 8", not the 10" mattress. I had not used one of these for many years and just moved so I was in need of a mattress because I sold my expensive serta perfect sleeper. This is by far worth the price 10 fold because I was in pain severely daily. Once I received this mattress, my wife and I both lost the pain and sleep fantastically!!! I have had it for a month now and still last night and almost every night my wife and I get into bed, we comment to each other that our bed feels good. I would like to add, my family owns a furniture store and I grew up with the ability to try out name brand bedding from multiple companies when ever I liked. This is definitely well worth the money.
First of all, my thanks to Benjamin E. Hornecker who posted a great video on 'how to' set it all up - his review is currently at the top. It's not hard to deploy but I was a little hesitant to order it because I was going to do it all by myself at our vacation shack when nobody else was around and his review made me feel confident that I could do it.
So, let's talk about 'deployment'. In very few words it's not only quick and easy but it's fun too. The initial box is rather large and heavy with a 'team lift' sticker on it but I was able to drag it into the bedroom without breaking anything or breaking my back. Then, thanks to Benjamin's video, I did it all right the first time. Most helpful was knowing that the mattress was going to deploy upside down and I was able to flip it quickly before it inflated. After that... there wasn't much to do other than wait for it to reach full size which, according to the official docs, happens in 48 hours but it's very much done in about 16 hours. And I couldn't detect any smell whatsoever even though the instruction said that there may be some smell but that it's harmless.
We ended up with a VERY NICE King Size mattress, quite firm and yet sufficiently accommodating to my body to feel extremely comfortable. I am extremely happy, mattresswise.
Worth noting that the 10-inch mattress really grew into a 9-incher when measured at the edge but does it really matter? The 25-year warranty statement says that warranty remedies kick in if there are permanent dips deeper than 1.5 inches at which time the mattress people decide what to do to fix it once they are satisfied that you didn't do anything abusive. Also, keep in mind that prices appear to be going up and down all the time. I had mine for $369 but I see that it's listed for $399 at the time I'm posting this. Even at today's slightly higher price I'd still get me one, knowing what I know now.
I love this memory foam mattress because it's so comfortable. I sleep better in this one than my other memory foam mattress. It is a little firmer than my other one and it's also a lot lighter and easier to pick up. I have sensitive hips that hurt at night and this mattress keeps them from hurting for the most part. I also like that it stays cooler than my other memory foam. The other one I have gets too hot at night but this one stays cool.
Scenario: daily back aches, 15 year old pillow top- mattress
Situation: husband wants to sleep on a brick, wife wants soft and cushy!
Solution: we love this mattress, and have recommended to aging parents! Very firm, yet soft for the wife. Marked difference in back aches, solid design. We bought with nomad platform bed and it is perfect, no sliding of mattress at all. We did experience a few sheet sets that did not fit - recommend you use deep queen sheeting (oversized!).
Conclusion: had three months - couldn't be happier!
My ex husband bought this in full size for our 17 year old and i just bought the same one for my 12 year old after he spoke so highly of this mattress. It arrives in a big box. You open the box remove the plastic, open it up and allow it to expand over hours. They say 48 hrs but over night did wonders. I can't wait for my son to sleep on it tonight. You don't need a mattress box. I bought a bed frame and it's sufficient. The full size mattress cover and sheets fit perfectly. May i add, after i placed my order i received a nice warm e mail from a rep from LinenSpa...it's family owned. I loved that!!!!! Will def buy from again...i am due for a new mattress.
I bought this in August 2011 and it's now March 2013. This is a great bed, solid, and comfortable. I've moved twice since I've had it and it is so lightweight that I can carry it by myself. My only complaint regards a time the bed's form changed for a short period of time. I was sick and literally didn't get out of bed for a week except to use the bathroom and open the door. The cushion indented for a prolonged period, and it was sort of uncomfortable for a while. Since then though, the mattress has gone back to its original shape, and it's as good as new.
We have been really happy with our memory foam mattress from LUCID. We took it out of the package and waited a day to set it up because we had read about other memory foam mattresses having an odor. This did not. It never did. We are really enjoying it and sleeping great! We are just about to purchase a second one for the guest room.
LUCID by LinenSpa 10" Memory Foam Firm Viscoelastic Mattress 20-Year Warranty, Queen
My other mattress - only 2 1/2 years old, is also a latex model that copies the Tempurpedic classic brand. In the morning I always felt sore because the damn thing would not give in and although everyone else I know loved it - plus I paid $1000 for it, it just did not work for me. I felt bruised and sore and had difficulty finding a comfortable position to sleep.
This mattress solves the problem for me because it has a 2 1/2 inch memory foam built in which is soothing to my aching sides and back. I know people say it's harder than soft, but if you ever had the Temperpedic classic or the knock off copy which I had, you'd understand what hard is. I am finally getting a better night's rest, thankfully and for a very good price too. OK - it has support in the dense foam beneath the top 2 1/2 inches but that 2 1/2 does it for me. I always had been taught that firm is best - but I guess when you have certain back problems you need a little comfort and this is working for me. The smell is slowly dissipating. It's about a week that I'm using. No lumpiness - very smooth and you will sink in - sometimes I move to another spot to sink in fresh.
It is much better in mornings with much less soreness in my back - so not completely mushy but definitely not firm firm. I'd say medium with a nice topper of give.
Strangely, I bought my brother one and it slopes to one side and there seems to be no reason for this. It really bothers my brother and he said that because of this he actually rolled off onto the floor so I have to take off one star because I visited him and I see it is true. I have been trying to figure out what to do because this not only strange, it's annoying. Maybe I should contact seller? I even turned it around thinking maybe he had only slept on one side but it didn't help. On my bed I sleep in the middle and it doesn't dent or slope at all so go figure?
I have now been sleeping on this for 2 weeks and if you want a bit of softness but a firmness underneath - this is the mattress for you. I continue to rest better and this mattress does give in. I am no longer sore in the morning. I have many back problems including scoliosis, degenerating spinal disks, (they are less than 1/3 there!), plus sacroiliac joint pain in the right side. It was mostly my right side which I tend to favor when I sleep - that felt really sore upon arising. As a matter of fact, the longer I stayed in bed, the worse I felt. Now I can relax in bed to watch TV before sleeping and don't have to get up with pain. I mean with all of my issues - I am never perfect - but this bit of softness to cuddle me is just what I needed.
I was a little misled by some of the other reviews about the softness/firmness of this mattress, but with the addition of a mattress topper it's pretty comfortable. Not a "cushy" memory foam at all, even the top layer. Good quality, super fast shipping, but this is DEFINITELY a very firm mattress. We couldn't sleep through the night on it without adding a topper. I do like that it doesn't transfer motion like our old mattress. The "chemical" smell wasn't overpowering at all; we just hid some dryer sheets in the mattress cover and slept on it the same night and the smell wasn't an issue.
We have a temperpedic mattress that was handed down to us and we love it. it was getting time for a new one and we realized we could never afford a temperpedic on our budget. i looked around and found this. we decided to purchase it for a guest bed to see if it was as good a value as it seemed. after it gassed out i would say it is just as good if not better than the temperpedic mattress we have had. ive slept like a baby since we switched our old mattress into the guest room and put the new one in ours. its an AMAZING value!
LOVE THIS BED!! I am deployed and had this shipped ahead of myself to my location. The standard issue beds here are crap (light springs covered with a thin layer of fabric making these a major issue for my lower back problems). This is a little piece of heaven. Great support. Not too soft that it squishes the whole bed to a low spot and not too firm that it doesn't immediately form to your body. I'm 215lbs and this bed is AWESOME!! I think a person that likes really soft beds might not enjoy this but someone that likes a medium to medium firm bed will be very happy with it. The best part is i have chronic lower back problems and this bed has allowed me to sleep great and wake up without that tightness in my back. It came highly recommended by 3 other of my deployed friends. They were not lying when they said it was awesome.
I really really like this product, compared to my last bed that it. The bed was easy to set up just open the plastic. The shipping was awesome got her exactly when it said it would. My only issue with the bed is for the first couple weeks the bed is pretty firm. You have to almost loosen the foam up. Now one side of the bed is really comfortable but the other is still stiff because I sleep alone. I guess I am just going to rotate the mattress. Anyway Great buy for the price would definitely purchase again and recommend. Just be prepared to spend a little time breaking in the mattress before dooming it to stiffness it does it get better.
Love this bed and would recommend it to anyone. This bed is neither too soft nor too hard. Just the perfect way a bed should be. I am a side sleeper and my husband is a back sleeper. We both equally like it.
For the price, you can't beat this mattress. We bought it for the guest bedroom, so it's perfect. I've slept on it before though, and it does get hot. Make sure you have a fan going if it's summer time. It also tends to run a bit firm, so if a very petite person sleeps on it, they may not sink into the foam, but instead stay on top of it, in which case I've been told it is very uncomfortable. This person was under 100 lbs though, so probably also not a good kid's bed.
We discovered a large patch of mold (see picture) on the bottom of our mattress after using it for only three months. We had just moved into a new apartment building and are very clean so we know it could not have been caused by any pre-existing mold in the apartment. We contacted email@example.com and explained the situation (as well as provided pictures of the mold on the bottom of the mattress AND the top of the mattress so that they could see that nothing had been spilled on the mattress and that it was in otherwise great condition) but were told that because we did not use a specific bed frame, they would not uphold the warranty. I double-checked all of the materials I received with the mattress, including the warranty information, and their website and NOWHERE do they instruct you to use a specific bed frame or tell you that the warranty will be voided if not used. I explained this to the customer service representative who had emailed me back and no one ever responded.
If a mattress needs to be used with a specific bed frame, and not doing so will void the warranty, they have an obligation to tell you so at the time of purchase, or at least make that information available on their website. The fact that they didn't do either and then refused to uphold the warranty is incredibly dishonest. This mattress was a complete waste of money.
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Great value for around $250 full size.
I find it very comfortable for sleeping on my side.
The Lucid is very quiet (not creaky at all) and is really good about not transferring much motion.
Mattress has been "broken in", it was very comfortable on the knees, got good traction, worked better than expected.
It smells and it even gave the blanket a noticeable smell.
I have not found this mattress comfortable sleeping on my back (so far). My rump seems to float on top making it feel like sleeping on a bit of an arch.
Don't like it for sleeping on stomach either. Facing nose down makes the smell seem a lot worse.
The edge is too soft for sitting, you tend to slide off (not a big issue since beds are for sleeping not sitting).
I suspect that this mattress might retain too much heat come Summer.
I suspect that this mattress will get softer (maybe too soft) come warmer weather.
I doubt this thing will really last 20 years, hope I'm wrong. It would still be an excellent value if it only lasted 10 years.
After sleeping on the Lucid mattress for a week I went back to my firm innerspring mattress. The Lucid is much better for side sleeping but I prefer the firm mattress for stomach or back sleeping. There are enough cons that I'd give it 3 and a half stars instead of 4 if that were possible. A pillow under the knees might improve the back sleeping issue. The smell is getting better with time and that is the biggest issue so 4 stars seems like the best choice. I'm not having an issue with the "sinking in" some people report, getting out takes only slightly more effort than with a regular mattress (this could change if the thing goes all soft in the Summer). I've slept in 4 beds recently and this is my second favorite (not bad if you factor in cost). My favorite mattress was a firm innerspring with a plush top but that mattress was over twice the cost of this one.
We bought this mattress because ours is 9 years old and I have quite a bit of lower back pain.We had bought my oldest son a memory foam mattress about 6 moths ago and my husband loved the way it felt so I thought we would go with that instead of a traditional mattress. I went with the gel because my husband tends to get hot at night and I have heard that would help with that. So far my husband has slept like a baby, but I'm having a bit of an adjustment period. For the first week, I had some rough nights and didn't get much sleep at all. It's getting better now on week two, but I still get back pains when I find myself waking on my back. I'm thinking it might be just a tad on the soft side for back pain. With this mattress, we also don't feel each other toss and turn or get out of bed like we used to, so that has been nice. It was easy to open, and took about 36 hours to be fully expanded. I will update in a few months.
I got my mattress a couple days ago. I have had two nights of great sleep. I went to a bed store and got the mattress i just recently got rid of. It was less than a year old and I got to the point I dreaded to go to bed I was in so much pain. It had a valley so deep, it felt like I was crawling out of a ditch in the morning.
This mattress is supporting my entire body. I could tell the difference the first night. I can feel my back is adjusting itself. I am a little sore when I get up in the morning but once I get up and around, it immediately goes away. My hips and back are so much better.
This mattress has a firm, supportive feel but the gel layer on top gives a comforting softness but doesn't make you feel like you are sinking too far into the mattress.
I am really glad I made this purchase, It was such a great price, I hope it will sleep this good for years to come.
It says it's a full sized mattress, but when I go to put it in my full sized Ikea bedframe (the same bedframe that I had my previous full sized mattress), it doesn't fit! It's about 1.5 inches too wide. I had to seriously cram it in, squish the foam, and sit down to force it in. It's a total pain to change sheets, too!
It's definitely a bit BIGGER than a full sized mattress ... about 1.5 inches too wide! Be careful if you have a bedframe like I do! It might not fit!
Other than the size, it's perfect. I sleep great (I have insomnia, so that's saying a lot!).
I purchased this mattress and received it three days ago. I'm not use to a memory foam mattress so I ask anyone else in the same position to make sure you give the product a few days before you figure out if this product is right for you.
As far as the product is described, it matches perfectly. I feel it's firmer than some of the Tempur-pedic mattresses I've laid on at various stores, but I'm not going to call it too firm. I use this mattress as a day bed as well as my own bed so it gets used as a "couch" and a bed. The foam returns to a flat state after you roll away but not as quickly as I had hoped. Again, I'm not use to memory foam beds. This action however, isn't a complaint, just an observation.
For the price, the size and the comfortable nature of this bed, I am really enjoying it. I am having difficulty comparing it to a spring bed as they are both completely different sleeping experiences.
The only negative thing I can find about this bed, which probably applies to any memory foam bed, is that it's a bit more difficult to get off of (in the middle of the night), so that may be an issue for a person who already faces obstacles of that nature.
I may re-write/edit this review based on a month or two of use to give users a better overall look at the product.
Expectations based on other reviews:
This mattress does release a faint latex paint smell but after 24 hours it went away with a few bursts of "outgassing" since then but short-lived. It hasn't prevented me from sleeping on it. It raised to its full height a full 24 hours later, so don't expect it to reach 10" until at least after a full day. Mine stayed at 9" for most of the time after opening it.
Your experience with this mattress will depend on your weight and how much you turn over at night. I am a 6' 185# man, and I make a serious dent in this foam. It feels "soft" to me. My wife is 5'4" and weighs 120# and this mattress feels "hard" to her - she does not make much of a dent in it.
If you weigh over 150# and turn over a lot, you will settle into the same "dent" you already have made, but you won't transfer much shock to your partner's side. If you are lighter, you won't settle into anything or transfer much motion.
BTW, this bed is great for sex.
I have made many purchases from Amazon.com. Usually if an item is good, I am too lazy to leave a review. I am writing my first review here because I think these are the things you need to know before you make the purchase. This is a true review, and I have uploaded a picture to prove that I am a real owner.
1. If you go to the manufacturer (LinenSpa) website, there is not a single word mentioning any LUCID mattress!
2. This mattress has an really overwhelming smell! I have a big fan blowing the mattress (picture uploaded) to try to get rid of the smell. It has been two weeks now and the smell is not getting any better.
3. I can't comment on the comfort of this mattress, as it is impossible for me to use it because of the overwhelming smell.
4. I am thinking of returning this mattress, but the problem is that this mattress expands to almost double the shipping size (there is already a video showing this), it is almost impossible to repack it into the original box.
5. Today, I decided to vacuum my mattress. You wouldn't believe how much WHITE dust this mattress has (picture uploaded)!
Mattress came in very very quick and within a few hours after unpacking it was perfectly ready to sleep on. Had it for three nights now and am very pleased. Did not notice any smell that others have mentioned. Love it!
I bought this to replace a waterbed that had sprung one too many leaks. I got the one day delivery but it wasn't delivered on time so Amazon was very good and returned my shipping. It was very easy to unpack. It came in a large canvas bag. It weighed too much for me to put on my frame but with help from just my brother it was no trouble to install. I read the reviews beforehand and knew that when it was unpacked it was upside down so I knew to put it the nubby side down. It decompressed to 8" in an hour and in the next 24 hours was at it's full 10". It did have a chemical smell, so I waited a day to sleep on it. The chemical smell is one of the reasons I gave it 4 stars. I put a mattress topper on and that hid the smell (well pretty much anyway). I knew beforehand about the smell because of the reviews and because I have a gel pillow that also smelled. It's very comfortable and since I'm a heavy woman I sink in (conforms to my body), but it pops right back up. I do still toss and turn, but that's just me. It's a little difficult for me to turn over in, but I'm used to that because it's the same as in a waterbed. It's also a little difficult to get out of, again I'm used to that because of the waterbed. I get very hot in the bed, that's another reason for the 4 stars. You can not flip this mattress over to use the other side (I doubt you can in any memory foam mattress) because the gel is on the top, so if you flip it over you will be sleeping on something very hard and non-conforming to your body. This mattress isn't made for that. When it wears out you will have to buy a new mattress or put a new gel topper on it. You can't beat the price. I'd buy it again.
I got my mattress in yesterday and it has decompressed very quickly. It is the full 10 inches that it says it is. It feels amazing and has no order that I could smell unlike some of the other reviews. I highly recommend this mattress. It is exactly what you want in a memory foam mattress
So i was sleeping for years on a coil mattress that was probably 10-15 years old, maybe even older. My back hurt EVERY MORNING after waking up, and I never felt rested. I though it was just from sleep apnea or me tossing and turning, but it got to the point where my girlfriend was also waking up sore, so I knew the mattress had to go. Searching online and going to b&m stores I found great mattresses, but the prices weren't so great (Fell in love with Tempurpedic and the Duxiana beds). But working full-time and attending school full-time, I needed something much more affordable. So i hopped on Amazon and did research for a couple of days and decided on the LUCID 10" memory foam mattress. It came in 2 days with my Prime membership in a fairly big box. Reading previous reviews, I moved it immediately into my room, with my roomate's help since it is pretty big, and put it right on my old box spring.
Unboxing: So its a little pain to get all the tape and unroll the mattress. Once done, have a good pair of scissors to cut the vacuum packaging all the way around. Then, you can see the mattress expand. ONE WORD OF CAUTION: make sure you have it in the exact position you want it in, otherwise the weight is very cumbersome if you want to shift it around. As the others said, it does have a smell, but its not overbearing. Just open the window and its out in a day or two. During the expasion, you may notice that the ends of the mattress (at the foot, esp.) doesn't rise to exactly the same height as the rest, but that will happen after 2 or 3 days (not sure why)
Sleeping: So after letting it expand for a day or two (just slept on the futon, which is easy since I work overnights), i decided to test this out. THE SLEEP WAS GREAT!!! As others have said, the mattress if FIRM...not hard as the floor, but still firm. There is NO TRANSFER OF ENERGY...so now i can jump into bed without my girlfriend waking up. I'm not gonna say this is just as good as the more expensive beds, but then again, the price is much better!!! For about $300, you can afford to buy this and just sell it online if you really hate it, but I GUARANTEE YOU, THAT YOU WILL LOVE THIS MATTRESS. Once you're in a position that you're comfortable in, the memory foam conforms and voila...you'll fall asleep in minutes. The best thing about this mattress??? I WAKE UP WITH NO PAIN AND FEEL MORE RESTED THAN I DID WITH MY OLD MATTRESS.
Finally, if your sleeping on an old mattress that just worn out, don't hesitate to buy this. If you're use to expensive mattress, this probably isn't for you. But rest assured, it does have a 20 year warranty (the number for LUCID IS, IN FACT, ON THE CARD SLIGHTLY BELOW THE LOGO)
So after doing a few weeks of research on different beds, this one caught my eye. Price is great, Looked and sounded great, took me a few days after I found it to build up the courage to actually purchase this bed for $300.00. After doing so, I received my bed at my front door from Fed-ex within One full day(yesterday, only had it for 1 full day today), AMAZINGLY FAST shipping BTW!! :) After opening the huge box and getting it laid out flat, I immediately fell in love with this bed! I've read all the reviews on this bed, a lot of people had written that the odor of the bed is horrible, MINE.. Hardly smelt whats so ever! Still had a "new mattress" smell to it, but after letting it air out for only a few hours it seemed as it had lost its smell very quickly! That night I couldn't help but to try out my Brand New Memory foam bed, and I have 0 regrets on this purchase. After laying down, I had fallen asleep within 15 minutes!(usually takes me close to an hour, sometimes longer for me to actually fall asleep) Which was amazing, did not wake up ONE time threw out the night. And when I did awake about 6 hours later, due to I had to go to work, I had Awoken feeling Refreshed, Energetic and Painfree(usually have Neck and Upper Back pain, from a car accident I had gotten into less than a year ago, compared to my previous bed I was sleeping on, I would always wake up in horrible pain) This is huge! Its only been ONE DAY, and already I'm waking up painfree in my neck and back, Just that right there is well worth the cheap price of $300.00 to wake up Happy, Positive and ready to start the day! I recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a bed for an amazing price that will change the way you sleep forever! Can't wait to get off work so I can go home to my brand new memory foam bed! I'll never sleep on a Spring mattress again! Thanks Aja for helping me decide what type of bed to buy, your awesome! :D I couldn't have made a better choice for that price! Sleeping never felt so good! Hope this review helps someone in their decision on purchasing a new bed. Cause some of the other reviews I had read were Kinda Back and forth, I Keep it Real. I have no problem being straight forward on how amazing this bed really is.
My wife has started having some back issues and I knew that getting a new mattress would help, especially a memory foam but we really couldn't afford much. I got this one on a whim and at first was very unhappy. Switching from a pillow top to this was very uncomfortable at first. However even on the pillow top I would wake up with a bit of a sore back. Aside for not great sleep the first two weeks I have no back pain, she is doing much better and I now sleep like a baby. Great price, Great Quality, Great Mattress.
1 Year Review: It's now been about a year since I started using this mattress. I'm happy to report that it's still as great as it was when I first started using it. No permanent indents, "valleys", or any other issues. It's still looks and feels as good as it did when I first bought it. No issues with it being too hot or not breathing enough either (this is in Texas). Great, highly recommended.
3 Year Update: It's now been over 3 years since we bought it. It now definitely has some minor valleys where we sleep on it. But it's still comfortable enough that we'll keep on using it and have no plans to replace it anytime soon.
I bought this Lucid 10" memory foam mattress in mid-October, and to me it always seemed a bit firm. Although comfortable, it did seem firm. I read several reviews, and several people have mentioned how firm this mattress is. Compared to another memory foam mattress I've owned, it indeed felt firm. I thought maybe it just needed a good break in period.
DISCOVERY!!!! Tonight, I just made a significant discovery while making my bed. The mattress was shipped with the outside washable cover upside down. By orienting the cover, I placed the mattress upside down on my bed when I received it. The "rough" side is supposed to go down, so that's what I did. I wondered why the mattress never really seemed to reach the full 10 inches, and this is why. The soft memory foam layer was on the bottom. Once I took the outside cover off and got the soft side on the correct side of the mattress, it is now like a cloud of heavenly bliss. The mattress now does that hand print thing like you see in all the pictures and videos.
I'm not sure how the outside cover mix up occurred, but if you buy this mattress, make sure the soft memory foam squishy layer is right side up. This will make all the difference in how this mattress feels.
This is an update: Well I posted a wonderful review on this mattress and slept on it for months and have enjoyed it. Last month I noticed my back hurting when I get up in the morning. I thought maybe something I was doing during the day and left the idea alone. Well last week I started looking at my mattress and noticed when I got up there was large impression and it wasn't going back up. A couple of hours later I checked on the mattress and it still had a deep impression and very soft.Not what I want after 5 months.I looked at my warranty paper-no phone number, address-Nothing. BUYER BEWARE
I am completely satisfied with this mattress. It's no Tempurpedic for sure, but you can't get a King sized Tempurpedic for $350. The description is proper as it is on the firm side, however it does soften up a little bit after a few weeks (you can stomp all over it to help along the process) and it's by no means so firm it's uncomfortable to sleep on. My 200 lb. husband sinks in a lot more than I do so I think it's better suited for larger people. He says it's like sleeping on a cloud. I'm 105 lbs. and I don't sink in that much, so I don't get the feeling that the bed is hugging me, however it's still very comfortable. For me, it's better sleeping on my back or stomach, and I don't sleep on my sides as much as I would if it were softer. I was considering getting a soft mattress topper, but now that I've had the mattress for a few months, it's been broken in enough that I don't think I'd need it.
The important thing is that this mattress has completely solved my back issues. I've only ever had spring mattresses my whole life, and after sleeping on this Serta that lost all support after barely a year of use, my back feels ruined. My spine has become so unaligned that I'd have to keep cracking it throughout the day just to get by. I seriously felt like I had the back of a 60-year old, and I'm only 25. The first night on this LUCID mattress was like heaven after a lifetime of torture. Immediately I felt better, and I could feel my spine re-aligning itself after every night. After a few weeks I felt my age again.
As far as the initial smell people were complaining about, it is pretty strong once you first open it, but it's not like it stays that way. Any foam mattress is going to have that smell. I kept my doors open so air can flow, and I'd say after a day or 2 it was completely gone. You have to wait 48 hours to sleep on it anyway, so it really wasn't a bother. After a few months, the bed is in just as great condition as when I got it, no depression or softness anywhere. Only time will tell, but I can see this lasting a long time. If you're like me and don't have a lot of money but need to replace your cheap-o spring mattress that's giving you issues, this is the perfect buy. Fix your back without breaking your wallet.
This is the deal of a lifetime. This is the most comfortable bed we have ever had. As always shipping was fast and easy. The bed unrolled easily. (The video another member posted was very helpful) it rolls out upside down. So if you know that you can save time by unrolling it upside down so it ends up right side up. Everyone said the mattress would have a slight smell, but our did not. I guess we got lucky. My sister has a $5000 dollar memory foam mattress and this one is just as and possibly more comfortable. Don't spend more then you have to, this mattress is worth ten times the price.
I love this mattress. I will no longer buy another mattress from another company because I was so impressed with this one. We purchased this on a Tuesday and it was on my doorstep Thursday afternoon. This was even during hurricane sandy. I was very impressed. We giggled by the size of thebox, but it was expected because of reviews I read. But the mattress was layer out and it instantly began rising. It took about 5 hours till it reached its full 10 inches and we slept on it that night. And we have loved it ever since. I also called them to verify the warrenty and my call was answered withing 4 rings by a human! Again, very impressed. She answered my questions very well and she was very kind. I should be thanking them for making such a great mattress!
I spent months reading hundreds of reviews about the different foam and gel foam mattresses that are offered on Amazon. I knew that I liked the medium firm feel when I was testing out mattresses. I kept in mind that every mattress may have a different feel, but one reviewer made a great point that you can make a harder mattress softer, but you cannot make a softer mattress harder. I steered clear of the plush, soft, medium soft descriptions. I also researched the difference between a foam vs gel form mattress. According to what I read, I can't remember the source, there was more customer satisfaction with all memory foam mattresses than with the gel foam. As far as the mattress feeling hot, I have a waterproof Sealy Posturepedic mattress cover on it and it's just as hot as our old mattress. The mattress is hard. It is described as medium firm. We like a firmer mattresses, but this mattress so far is reeeeally firm. I put an egg crate mattress pad (we already had it) on it under the mattress cover and it has made it more comfortable. We are a co sleeping family so there is plenty of room for the us and our 4 year old. We've only slept on it for 2 nights, but it can feel the difference in my back and hips. I had less pain waking up this morning. My bones didn't crack. Thus, so far so good.
The delivery was amazing! We live on the 3rd floor of a walk up. I feel sorry for the delivery guy who had to get it up the stairs, but it was super convenient for me. It came a day early. I'm sooooo thankful that I worked from home that day so I could set it up before anyone got home. I'm about 5'2" with shoes, 125lbs, little upper body strength ... But I was able to push the beast of the mattress inside and to the bedroom. I ordered the base that is suggested to go with this mattress and it fit perfectly. I placed a remanent rug on it to support the mattress from "falling" through the spaces to protect the bottom. In total, I had an hour to set up bed frame and mattress before I had to pick up my son from school. I was able to vacuum, set up frame, unroll hella heavy mattress and dress the bed in under an hour. The mattress has a padded bumpy side indicating the bottom. I had to flip it over after it started to expand super quickly. Let me say this again, it is HEAVY! But, I did it. Once flipped over, it expanded to 9 inches within 5 minutes. I checked to make sure the mattress cover was on the right way to ensure we would be sleeping on the memory foam side and not the support side. The mattress cover has a crushed velvet feel. There was a smell, but to my super sensitive nose it was not strong. None the less, I opened the sliding door, turned bathroom fan on and faced oscillating fan to blow the smell out of the room. I also sprinkled baking soda on it and vacuumed it before putting on the mattress pad. When we returned home 6 hours later, the smell was minimal and pretty much gone this morning ( 2 days to air out).
My review is kind of backwards, but I will update it as time goes on. I'm hoping this mattress will last us and more importantly that I won't wake up with body ache anymore. As of day 2, I recommend this mattress. I gave it 4 stars and not 5 because it is really firm and not medium firm as described. But maybe it will soften up as time goes by.
No longer in the bloom of youth, my back has started to bother me and my crappy, hand-me-down mattress wasn't cutting it. I had two important factors in considering its replacement: size and price. I live in an older home, and a king size mattress will not fit up the stairs; my old mattress was actually two twin beds. Additionally, like everyone these days, I really didn't have a lot of money to spend.
Both these points made this mattress quite attractive. Being memory foam, I figured it would get up the stairs (don't ask me how it's getting out, I'll worry about that another day), and the price couldn't be beat. I was worried about several things from researching and reading reviews, however. One, was ten inches thick enough? The price jump from ten to twelve inches is quite large, but I wondered if it was worth it. Two, the foam smell mentioned by some as overwhelming and others as non-existant. Three, the firmness factor. And finally, four, the foam making you hot while you sleep. Let me cover them all briefly:
One- The mattress actually seems quite "tall" and I don't feel that it was worth a hundred dollars an inch for anymore height.
Two- It did smell when I opened it. For the first week, if the bedroom door was closed all day, I could smell it again. However, it didn't bother me. It smelled like the room had been painted awhile ago.
Three- It is an extremely firm mattress. In fact, it's probably one of the firmest I have encountered. However, I prefer a firm mattress so it's not a problem for me. I think that it would be intolerable for someone who likes a soft mattress.
Four- It is early spring here, albeit unseasonably warm, but I have already awoken several times sweaty and hot. Even when I sit in the bed and read and whatnot, I feel that the mattress does seem to heat up under me in a way that an old school mattress does not. I will be interested to see what happens once the weather gets hot.
So, despite my concerns, the only real issue I have had thus far is the warmth. All in all, I am happy with my purchase and would recommend this to others. I also wanted to throw out there that this mattress does work with my bed, which is a platform bed and does not use a box spring, because I didn't see much information about that while I was researching and made the assumption that it would when I bought it.
UPDATE 12/22/2013: All the information in my original review still stands. I would add that although the mattress has the tendency to make one hot, over the time I have had the product I learned to adjust my blanket habits and never felt like this was a big issue. However, another problem has arisen recently that I wanted to add to this review.
I have been sleeping on this mattress since it was purchased. I was happy with the mattress, but after awhile using it "normally" I had settled on sleeping across what would typically be the head or the foot of the mattress. The reasons for this aren't pertinent to the review except that about two and a half months ago, we rearranged bedrooms and I began sleeping on the mattress "normally" again. I'm not sure if the previous weird across the bed arrangement staved off the issue or what, but now the side of the mattress where I am sleeping is basically caving in. This is a pain because I feel alternately like I am going to roll off the edge of the bed on the floor or end up in a hole that I have to heave myself out of. I have an infant and I don't even feel comfortable taking a nap with him on that side of the bed because if he is next to me in the middle of the mattress, he literally starts to roll down next to me and I'm afraid he'll smother.
This product seems to stay on a significant sale and is therefore much cheaper than most king size mattresses, so getting a good year or two out of it may end up being a good use of your money; I haven't calculated it out. However, I wanted others to be aware that after a time, you may be sleeping in a hole or find the bed unworkable for your sleeping arrangements, and to be able to factor that in when you consider purchasing it.
This bed is one of the best I have ever owned. I've been sleeping on it nightly for over a year and it's still strong. Being a heavy man I had my doubts that I would just sink or over time it would have a huge indent but it's holding great. Would recommend to anyone. Only downside is some nights it gets pretty warm