Lucid Mattress Topper Review 2021

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A key focus for Lucid — a company with years of experience in the mattress industry — is providing customers with a diverse range of choices so that each shopper can get the best possible product and value to fit their needs. The Lucid product line includes mattresses of distinct constructions and firmness levels, and they also offer adjustable bases, mattress protectors, bedding accessories, and a range of mattress toppers.

Lucid offers over a dozen topper options. For this review, we’ve broken down Lucid’s mattress toppers into nine categories:

lucid mattress topper

These toppers vary in materials and construction and as a result offer distinct performance. For additional choice, many of the mattress toppers come in multiple thickness options. Because Lucid offers so much variety, there is a mattress topper to accommodate virtually any sleeping position, style, or comfort preference. However, sifting through the vast array of options may be challenging.

In this review, we’ll tell you more about each type of Lucid mattress topper and how we expect them to perform. We’ll cover other information that could affect your purchasing decision including pricing, company information, and more.

Lucid Mattress Topper Quick Overview

Pros
Cons
Pros
  1. Wide variety of topper options
  2. Various thickness choices
  3. Most toppers deliver excellent conforming and pressure relief
Cons
  1. Some toppers may be too soft to accommodate heavier-weight sleepers
  2. Most toppers have limited bounce and may impede sexual activity
 

In-depth Lucid Mattress Topper Review

Lucid Topper Sizing and Pricing

Mattress toppers are usually designed to fit standard mattress sizes. There may be some slight variations between the precise sizes of each mattress topper design, but each Lucid mattress topper should have the approximate dimensions listed in the following table.

DimensionsThickness Options
Twin75″ x 39″ x 3”2-4″
Twin XL80″ x 39″ x 3”2-4″
Full75″ x 54″ x 3”2-4″
Full XL80″ x 54″2-4″
Queen80″ x 60″ x 3”2-4″
King80″ x 76″ x 3”2-4″
California King84″ x 72″ x 3”2-4″

Note: The 2 inch Memory Foam topper is available in an additional RV Queen size of 80 inches by 60 inches.

Many Lucid toppers are available in multiple thicknesses. The thickness that is best for you will depend on your sleep style and needs. Thicker mattress toppers generally alter the feeling of your existing sleep surface more dramatically, while thinner mattress toppers offer a more subtle change. Similarly, if your existing mattress is quite firm and you’re looking for contouring, you might prefer a thicker topper that allows you to sink deeper into it.

2″2.5″3″4″
Twin$36.99-$64.99$61.99-$94.99$59.99-$79.99$74.99-$109.99
Twin XL$39.99-$69.99$61.99-$99.99$59.99-$84.99$79.99-$119.99
Full$46.99-$79.99$79.99-$129.99$74.99-$99.99$99.99-$149.99
Full XL$49.99-$89.99$94.99-$139.99$79.99-$109.99$152.99-$179.99
Queen$52.99-$82.99$96.99-$149.99$89.99-$119.99$119.99-$169.99
King$79.99-$109.99$119.99-$179.99$99.99-$149.99$149.99-$199.99
California King$79.99-$109.99$119.99-$189.99$99.99-$159.99$149.99-$199.99

The pricing ranges above for the Lucid mattress toppers are sourced from the manufacturer. This is determined primarily by materials and thickness. More advanced materials generally come at a higher price point. Additionally, thicker mattress toppers usually cost more than thinner options. Prices may vary on Amazon.

Molecule Mattress Topper Performance

Support
Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Lucid’s memory foam toppers are designed to compress to match your body, so they should be able to provide good support without sagging or retaining impressions excessively. This support can help promote better spinal alignment. Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Lucid’s gel memory foam toppers offer similar support to the brand’s traditional memory foam options. The gel memory foam adjusts to the shape of your body to support your spine without excessive sagging. Down Alternative Fiber Bed Topper: The Down Alternative Fiber Bed Topper offers moderate support. The baffle box construction prevents the fill from shifting excessively, giving the topper a more consistent feel. Despite this, the fiber fill in this topper cannot offer the level of proportional cushioning as Lucid’s memory foam toppers. Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Like Lucid’s other memory foam mattress toppers, the Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper is responsive and provides a medium level of support without excessive sagging. Bamboo Charcoal Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The Bamboo Charcoal Memory Foam Mattress Topper provides good support to most sleepers. It should be able to provide a sufficiently even and responsive sleep surface to encourage healthy spinal alignment. Plush Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The Plush Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper offers similar support to other toppers by Lucid. However, this topper is designed to be more responsive, so it may offer better support for people who change positions frequently or have sharp pressure points. Duo-Foam Charcoal Fusion Mattress Topper: The Duo-Foam Charcoal Fusion Mattress Topper has three layers and two different types of foam. These materials work together to provide plenty of responsiveness and overall support to keep your body well-aligned. Down Alternative and Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: In the Down Alternative and Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper, these two materials act in concert to give your body support. The fiber fill adds inviting softness while the gel memory foam cushions your body in the places where it’s most needed. 5 Zone Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The 5 Zone Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper is constructed with five targeted zones that each provide a different level of contouring. This can help provide better support where you need it most and promote improved spinal alignment.
Conforming
Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Like other memory foam toppers, Lucid’s memory foam offerings conform closely to the body. The thicker toppers allow you to sink in more deeply for even greater conforming. Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Like Lucid’s memory foam toppers, the gel memory foam toppers provide very good conforming. Greater conforming is available with the thicker options. Because these are soft toppers, some heavier-weight sleepers may find that they allow excessive sink. Down Alternative Fiber Bed Topper: The Down Alternative Fiber Bed Topper can allow you to sink in and enjoy softness and comfort. However, this sink is different from contouring as it does not have the kind of pin-point responsiveness of memory foam. The result is less hug from the topper. Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper has conforming properties similar to those of Lucid’s other memory foam options. The 5 Zone Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper, however, provides more targeted support and contouring than most of Lucid’s other memory foam offerings. Bamboo Charcoal Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Like other memory foam toppers in the product line, the Bamboo Charcoal Memory Foam Mattress Topper offers significant contouring that can help relieve pressure points. Plush Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper: This topper conforms closely to the body to provide the pressure relief and hug associated with memory foam. Duo-Foam Charcoal Fusion Mattress Topper: This topper offers above-average conforming that can help to keep your body properly cushioned. Down Alternative and Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: This topper features a layer of down alternative fiber fill and gel memory foam. The down alternative layer can provide a plusher feel while the gel memory foam layer delivers conforming and pressure relief. 5 Zone Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: While the 5 Zone Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper offers conforming like other memory foam mattress toppers, some parts of your body will likely sink in more than others due to the zoned construction. For most sleepers, this is a positive, but if you have a unique body shape, it may create imbalances in the hug you feel from the topper.
Temperature Neutrality
Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Lucid’s memory foam toppers are formulated to facilitate ventilation to help reduce heat retention. However, they are still made with memory foam, which tends to retain more heat that other materials that are used in mattress toppers. Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The gel memory foam mattress toppers are built with temperature neutrality in mind. The foam is infused with gel that is made to dissipate body heat and keep it from collecting in the foam. Down Alternative Fiber Bed Topper: The cotton cover and baffle box construction allow significant airflow, which should help promote a cool enough night’s sleep to satisfy most people. Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper features ventilation, but like most other memory foam options, it may still trap heat. The Duo-Foam Lavender Breeze Mattress Topper achieves extra temperature regulation with the use of gel memory foam. Bamboo Charcoal Memory Foam Mattress Topper: This topper uses a bamboo charcoal-infused memory foam. This infusion helps with breathability and temperature regulation. This helps the Bamboo Charcoal Memory Foam Mattress Topper sleep cooler than many other memory foam mattress toppers. Plush Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper: This topper’s gel infusion and overall ventilation can help reduce heat retention and promote a cooler night’s sleep. That said, the material may still collect too much heat to be comfortable for very hot sleepers. Duo-Foam Charcoal Fusion Mattress Topper: The Duo-Foam Charcoal Fusion Mattress Topper pairs two types of temperature-regulating foam: gel memory foam and bamboo charcoal foam. Because of this construction, this topper includes multiple design elements to reduce overheating problems associated with many other memory foam toppers. Down Alternative and Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The down alternative layer of the topper confers more breathability to this topper, and the gel-foam retains less heat than traditional memory foam. Nevertheless, hot sleepers may still find this topper to retain too much eat for their liking. 5 Zone Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: This topper is composed of gel memory foam that is manufactured to enhance cooling and comfort. This allows the 5 Zone Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper to sleep cooler than many mattress toppers.
Motion Isolation
Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The memory foam toppers do an impressive job isolating motion. Since the foam contours to the body, it can absorb a lot of motion, cutting down on disruptions from your partner moving during the night. This motion isolation should be even more pronounced with the thicker toppers. Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The gel memory foam toppers provide similar motion isolation to traditional memory foam models. They absorb a good deal of motion, making it harder to notice when your partner moves on the bed. Down Alternative Fiber Bed Topper: The Down Alternative Fiber Bed Topper is soft, so it offers modest dampening of movement. However, it does not isolate motion as well as Lucid’s memory foam toppers. Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Like other memory foam toppers produced by Lucid, the Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper is well above-average in isolating motion and preventing movement from being felt across the surface of the bed. Bamboo Charcoal Memory Foam Mattress Topper: This topper offers excellent motion isolating capabilities that are similar to Lucid’s other memory foam toppers. Plush Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Because it uses memory foam, the Plush Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper is effective at reducing motion transfer during the night. Duo-Foam Charcoal Fusion Mattress Topper: Because this topper is constructed of three foam layers, it can reduce motion transfer and create a more disruption-free night’s sleep. Down Alternative and Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: While slight motion transfer may occur in the down alternative layer, the gel memory foam layer reduces the amount of motion so that most couples are likely to have sleep disruptions from one person moving in bed. 5 Zone Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The foam in this topper can absorb quite a bit of motion. This means that your sleep is unlikely to be disrupted by your partner moving during the night.
Sex
Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Lucid’s memory foam toppers permit notable sink. While this can promote comfort, it may also make moving on the surface of the bed more challenging. Some couples may prefer a springier mattress topper that is more conducive to the movements associated with an active sex life. Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: As is the case with most memory foam toppers, facilitating sex is not the strong suit of this topper. Because of how the memory foam contours to the body, it simultaneously makes moving on the mattress more difficult. Down Alternative Fiber Bed Topper: This topper offers softness without as much contouring as many memory foam toppers. Because of this, it is somewhat easier to move around on the surface of the bed and engage in sexual activity. Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Because memory foam contours to the body and absorbs motion, it may be more difficult to move across the surface. The Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper should provide a similar sexual experience to other memory foam mattress toppers produced by Lucid. Bamboo Charcoal Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The memory foam’s close conforming may make it more difficult to move around on the bed. Some couples may prefer a topper with more bounce that is better for facilitating intimate activities. Plush Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper: As a highly responsive topper that conforms to the body, this topper may be a barrier to sex for some couples because the topper can inhibit movement on top of the bed. Duo-Foam Charcoal Fusion Mattress Topper: Like most other memory foam toppers, the Duo-Foam Charcoal Fusion Mattress Topper may have too much contouring and not enough bounce for some couples. Down Alternative and Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The Down Alternative and Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper uses a thinner layer of foam (two inches), that won’t impede motion as much as a thicker topper. However, neither the fiber fill nor the foam provide much in the way of bouce, so couples focused on a topper that is ideal for sex may not be satisfied with this option. 5 Zone Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Memory foam usually isn’t very bouncy or resilient, so some couples may not find the 5 Zone Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper to be ideal for sex.
Noise
Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Lucid’s memory foam toppers are virtually silent. You may still hear some noises from your existing mattress, but the mattress topper itself produces little-to-no noise and may help dampen sound from the mattress underneath. Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Lucid’s Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper should not produce any notable noise. Down Alternative Fiber Bed Topper: The Down Alternative Fiber Bed Topper is quiet, but the fibers may produce a slight rustling sound from time to time. This noise is unlikely to bother the vast majority of sleepers. Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper is whisper quiet and unlikely to cause any kind of sound-related sleep disruption. Bamboo Charcoal Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The Bamboo Charcoal Memory Foam Mattress Topper stays quiet like Lucid’s other memory foam mattress toppers. Plush Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper: You can expect nearly total silence from the Lucid Plush Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper. Duo-Foam Charcoal Fusion Mattress Topper: The Duo-Foam topper does not produce any significant noise. Down Alternative and Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Like most of Lucid’s mattress toppers, the Down Alternative and Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper should be virtually silent. 5 Zone Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The 5 Zone Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper should be extremely quiet if not totally silent.

What Type of Sleeper is Good for a Lucid Mattress Topper?

Because Lucid offers so many options for mattress toppers, most sleepers should be able to find a topper that is appropriate for their sleep style and preferences. However, factors like sleeping position and weight will influence which topper is best suited for you.

Because side sleeping can create sharp pressure points, side sleepers may benefit from a thicker mattress topper. This is particularly true if your existing mattress is too firm and/or does not offer sufficient conforming for pressure relief. Stomach and back sleepers often prefer a stable, firmer surface, so they may not need as thick of a mattress topper. However, a topper that uses a zoned construction may allow the right body parts to sink in more.

Your body weight can influence how you experience a mattress topper. Lightweight individuals often prefer a softer mattress topper, while heavier-than-average individuals may prefer something firmer so that they don’t sink in too deeply. Most of Lucid’s mattress toppers are on the soft side, so they can be better suited for sleepers under 230 pounds. Heavier-weight individuals may still enjoy the added comfort of a Lucid mattress topper, but they should be aware that they will likely sink quite a bit into the topper.

Materials and Construction

A mattress topper’s materials and construction profoundly influence its feel and durability. Learning more about the construction of the Lucid mattress toppers may make it easier to select which is best for you.

  • Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The Memory Foam Mattress Topper uses premium open-cell memory foam that offers comfort, conforming, and pressure relief. The topper has a ventilated design for added breathability and cooling. For most people, this topper adds significant softness relative to their existing mattress.
  • Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: This topper is constructed of memory foam that is infused with gel. The memory foam contributes support and conforming, and the gel infusion reduces heat retention. Additionally, open-cell ventilation allows better airflow through the topper. Most models of the Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper do not have covers, but the 2.5-inch version has a removable cover.
  • Down Alternative Fiber Bed Topper: The Down Alternative Fiber Bed Topper is composed of a 250-thread-count cotton percale cover and down alternative fill. The fill cultivates the comfort and warmth of traditional down without the associated allergens. The topper uses baffle box construction, which helps keep the fill evenly distributed.
  • Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper features very similar construction to some of Lucid’s other memory foam toppers. It employes ventilated foam to offer both breathability and conforming. What sets this topper apart is that the foam is infused with lavender, which can promote calmness and relaxation.
  • Bamboo Charcoal Memory Foam Mattress Topper: Like many of Lucid’s memory foam toppers, the Bamboo Charcoal topper is constructed of open-cell memory foam. This material can hug the body and at the same time reduce the amount of heat built up in the material. The foam in this topper is infused with bamboo charcoal that wicks moisture and regulates temperature to promote a cooler, drier night’s sleep.
  • Plush Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper: This topper takes advantage of a different type of memory foam that provides pressure relief, plushness, and responsiveness. Additionally, the gel-infused foam helps with temperature regulation, and the ventilated design of the topper allows cooling airflow.
  • Duo-Foam Charcoal Fusion Mattress Topper: This topper is constructed with convoluted foams that have a distinctive egg-crate design. The topper has three layers. The top and bottom layers are a foam infused with bamboo charcoal, while the middle layer uses gel-infused memory foam. Both types of foam are fashioned to regulate temperature, and the layered design is intended to offer comfort and support.
  • Down Alternative and Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The Down Alternative and Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper is constructed of two distinct layers. The top layer has two inches of down alternative fiber, and the bottom layer is two inches of gel-infused memory foam. The top layer fits over the mattress like a fitted sheet to keep the topper in place.
  • 5 Zone Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper: The 5 Zone Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper features convoluted gel-infused memory foam. The topper offers the cooling associated with gel foam with the added benefit of specialized support zones. These zones create a different amount of hug at specific spots on the bed, allowing the topper to provide more targeted pressure relief.

Delivery, Trial and Warranty Information

TRIAL PERIOD30-day return window
WARRANTYVaries by topper
SHIPPING INFORMATIONLucid mattress toppers ship free within the contiguous United States. Items usually ship within 24-48 hours.
MADE INNot listed

How to Use Your Mattress Topper

Lucid offers a considerable number of toppers, and each can have very slight variations in setup and care. It is always best to follow any instructions that are provided with your mattress topper. These are intended for your specific product, so following them will yield the best results.

In general, you might set up your new mattress topper as follows:

  • Move the topper to the desired room while it is still in the box. The topper will be less cumbersome while it is still packaged.
  • Carefully unbox the mattress topper, being sure to avoid getting sharp objects too close to it when cutting away the packaging.
  • Put the mattress topper on a flat surface away from excess heat and sunlight that could damage the foam.
  • Take steps to improve the room’s ventilation, like leaving the door and/or window open. Leaving the topper in a well-ventilated space will allow it to air out and reduce any smell from the foams.
  • Leave the mattress topper to expand and air out. This may take up to 48 hours.
  • Place the topper on your stripped mattress, use the fitted sheet to hold the topper in place, make the rest of your bed, and enjoy!

Most of Lucid’s mattress toppers can be spot-cleaned. If you choose to do this, the manufacturer recommends you use a damp cloth and mild detergent. Better still, you may wish to use a mattress protector over your mattress topper to prevent it from needing to be cleaned.

Since care instructions vary between mattress toppers, be sure to review the instructions that arrive with your mattress topper. Following the manufacturer’s care instructions can help improve the longevity of your topper.

About Lucid

Customer Service: Owners generally report positive experiences with the Lucid customer service team.

Reputation: Lucid built its reputation around offering a wide variety of mattress options. This broad selection also extends to its mattress toppers.

BBB Rating: The Better Business Bureau gives Lucid a B+ rating.

Years in Business: Lucid started in 2010.

Physical Stores: Lucid does not currently have brick-and-mortar stores.

Contact Information: 1-888-975-8243, [email protected], Want more information? Check out Lucid!