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Lucid Hybrid Mattress Review – Support and Pressure Relief?

Logan: Hi, this is Logan for sleepopolis.com. Today I’m going to be reviewing the Lucid Hybrid mattress. The Lucid is a company that makes a whole wide of different mattresses. I have previously reviewed the Lucid gel memory foam, all-foam mattress. If you’re looking for that review, you can just google Sleepopolis and Lucid mattress review. It’ll pop right up. I also want to mention that the hybrid mattress does come in both 10 and 12 inch versions and uses either memory foam or latex foam in the construction. Today, I am going to be taking a look at the 10-inch memory foam version of the hybrid mattress.

I will have a little bit more information on the other constructions in the written portion of the review which you can find at sleepopolis.com. I’m going to put the mattress through a few tests today and give some general recommendations at the end of the review. If you are interested in a personal recommendation or have any questions that I don’t answer during the video, please feel free to leave a note in the comments section below, with the information about yourself and some of your sleep preferences. I’ll be sure to get back to you. I’m going to start the review of the Lucid Hybrid today with the construction portion. I’m going to start with the cover which is a Tencel-blended knit cover.

It’s really thin. It’s going to allow air to flow through for breathability. Tencel is a cotton substitute. It’s known for wicking with moisture, which can help with temperature regulation and cooling. I’m going to look underneath the cover at the layers of the mattress. The Lucid Hybrid mattress is a mixture of coil and foam layers. The one I’m looking at today is the 10-inch tall-version although it also comes in a 12-inch version. This is the memory foam version of the Hybrid.

Although, it also does come in a latex foam version. The comfort layer on top here is an inch and a half of bamboo charcoal memory foam. It’s soft. It’s going to let you to sink in for pressure relief. It does have that slow response of pressure you would expect out of a memory foam, which is going to give you a bit of that contouring feeling. Memory foam can at times be known for trapping a bit too much body heat. The bamboo charcoal infusion or mix in this layer is supposed to help with that. Below that, we have a layer of foam that has an aloe vera infusion. Lucid says, ”That’s going to help you wake up feeling more refreshed.” Below that, a bit of a transition layer. Its high-density polyfoam separates these comfort layers on top of the mattress from the support center of the mattress. I do want to make a note that I’ve cut into the mattress to give you a better view of what’s going on inside of it. Please do not do that to your mattress, just take my word for it. The support center on the Lucid Hybrid is made of a five and a half inch pocketed coil support system.

It’s going to give you some good bounce and support in the mattress. These coils are individually wrapped. They are going to be better at isolating motion transfer than a traditional innerspring mattress would be. See how all those respond to pressure there. Wrapped around the entirety of the support layer, is a high-density polyfoam edge support layer. This is a firm material. It reacts quickly to pressure. This is going to allow you to sleep all the way to the edges of the bed and make the bed feel a little bit bigger.

At the base of the mattress, you just see an inch of high-density polyfoam. This really is just something for the support center of the mattress to press off of. Logan: Now that we’ve seen what makes up a Lucid Hybrid, and some of an idea for the feel in the firmness of the mattress. I’ll start by pressing into the cover. The first thing I feel is that soft memory foam comfort layer. It’s really allowed me to sink in pretty quickly for pressure relief. A bit more pressure starts to interact with the support center the mattress such as see some of the bounce from the pocketed coil system. I lie down on my back. Lying down on my back my weight is pretty evenly distributed. Not really pushing too far into the mattress and really only interacting with that soft layer on top, maybe a little bit of the transition layer below that. I do feel myself sinking a little bit, a little bit of contouring and filling in the space below my back, which is nice. Even though there is a little bit of sinkage, I don’t really feel stuck in the mattress, thanks to the mix with the pocketed coil support system, give me some bounce.

I can change positions really easily. Turn around to my side. Side sleepers need to be extra conscious of increased pressure. A higher weight concentration over a lower surface area means you push further into a mattress. You tend to interact more with the support layers of the mattress. Because of that, a lot of side sleepers will complain about pressure points forming at the shoulders and the hips as they deal with the firmer portions of a mattress. A lot of side sleepers do like softer mattresses because they allow them to sink in further for more pressure relief. We are going to take a closer look at pressure later on a review. I did just want to say, I find that this mattress has a medium firmness, maybe on the softer side of medium firmness. I do feel pretty comfortable lying on my side in this position on the Lucid Hybrid. Roll on my stomach. Stomach sleepers are the opposite of side sleepers. They tend to prefer firmer mattresses because they’re going to keep their hips from sinking in, keep your spine aligned in a better position. Again, in my opinion, this has a medium to medium or maybe soft little softer than a medium firmness.

I feel like my hips are sinking too far into this mattress. If you are a bit bigger than me and sleep on your stomach, you might feel your hips sinking a bit too much into the mattress. Everyone can feel the firmness of the mattress a little bit differently because of different sizes and weight distributions. For reference, I’m 5’10” and 190 pounds. If you would like a wider variety of opinions on the firmness of this mattress, a little more detailed description of the feel of it, you can check out the written review on sleepopolis.com.

Instead of just describing the feel of the Lucid Hybrid to you I want to give you a visual representation where pressure points might form while lying on the mattress. To do that I placed this pressure map on top. I’m going to lie down on it. A few different positions, you see the results next to me ranging from blue for low pressure to red for high pressure. I’m going to start on my back. Roll on my side. Try few positions here on my side. Finally, on my stomach. To give you a better idea of the bounce of the Lucid Hybrid, I have this 10-pound steel ball. I’m dropping it here. There is a bit of bounce things that pocketed coil support system really allows you to change positions really easily at a lower level. Not so much thanks to the memory foam, but overall pretty good bounce to this mattress over here. We’re also going to run a quick motion transfer test. Basically I’m going to drop this ball from heights of 4, 8, and 12 inches. If someone’s rolling around in the middle of the night or getting into and out of bed.

On the other side of the mattress I have a seismometer which is going to measure the disturbance that’s transferred from one side of the bed to the other. The results you’re going to see on screen now show the disturbance levels you can expect when someone’s moving around in bed in the middle of the night, something like that. In my opinion, the Lucid Hybrid does a pretty good job of isolating motion transfer. Memory foam does a good job of dulling motion transfer in the pocketed coil system because they’re individually wrapped. Also does a good job of isolating motion. A lot of people buying a mattress are going to know they’re going to feel like they’re more on top of or sinking into the mattress. To test this, the sinkage test, in which we use four balls of varying sizes, weights, and densities, simulate different body parts.

Check to see how far into the mattress they go. The six-pound medicine ball filled with sand, it’s a lighter body part. 10-pound steel ball, it’s the densest ball we’re using in this test. 50-pound medicine ball, it’s also filled with sand, it’s a heavier portion of your body. The 100-pound medicine ball filled with sand, if you’re a bit bigger, kind of the center of your body which we expect sinkage there. In terms of sinkage, we have an inch for the six-pound ball, two inches for the 10-pound ball, four inches for the 50-pound ball and six inches for the 100-pound ball. When compared to other mattresses that have tested that is exactly average for all sinkages across the board. For what you expect that feels about right with the construction of the mattress.

There’s a memory foam comfort layer you are going to sink in, feel a little bit sinkage there. It does mix well with the pocketed coil support system which gives them bounce. You definitely don’t feel stuck in this mattress at all. You get this nice blend of sinking in for pressure relief but without feeling stuck in the Lucid Hybrid. If you plan on sharing the bed with the partner, you need to use the entire surface area of the mattress. Edge support can be incredibly important. Earlier that, Lucid took the time to add an edge support portion of the construction around the entire mattress to allow sleep closer to the edge. I’m really interested to see how that holds up here. I’m sleeping on the side of the Lucid here.

It’s a pretty even feeling over here from the center of the mattress to the side. You can get really close to the edge, can see that the high-density polyfoam wrapped around the support center of the mattress does a good job of supporting my weight. I don’t feel like I’m going to collapse aside, roll out of bed. There is a little bit of compression through those softer foams.

That’s to be expected out of softer layers like that. As I’m hanging up the side of the mattress, rolling on to my side, again pressing through those softer layers on top the memory foams on top. That’s to be expected. What you’re really looking at is the high-density polyfoam edge support portion of the mattress is doing a good job while I’m asleep, all the way to the edge. As I sit up on the side of the mattress, concentrating more of my weight over one portion of the mattress thing, maybe putting shoes in the morning or something like that, I do push pretty far in. That’s to be expected of a foam mattress. You’re really concentrating your weight on one side of the bed. Overall, I would say that the edge support on the Lucid is pretty good. Just to give you some basic information about the Lucid Hybrid there is a 10-year warranty, shipping is free.

It will arrive compressed in a box. Who I recommend this mattress to? If you’re looking for a value buy compared to other hybrid mattresses on the market, the Lucid Hybrid does come in on the less expensive side. If you’re looking for that hybrid feel but don’t want to pay such a high price, this would be a good choice for you.

I also recommend the Lucid Hybrid to couples. As I was of impressed with how it did on the motion transfer tests as well as the edge support test including the specific edge support portion of the construction, which allows you to sleep all the way to the edge of the bed. Those are two tests that I point to as being indicators for good mattress for couples. Finally, I reckon if it’s a mattress we’re looking for that memory foam feel but don’t want to feel stuck in the mattress, the comfort layer is memory foam which has a slower response to pressure. It pairs well with the bounce from the pocketed coil support system to enable to change positions easily without any added effort.

Some general recommendation but if I’m going to be a bit more specific. Talk about some example sleepers, let’s say you’re 220 pounds, you’re strict stomach sleeper. I don’t think I’d recommend this mattress to you as it is on that softer side of a medium firmness. Your hips might sink in a little bit, throw your back out of alignment. However, if you’re 160 pounds, you’re a combo back and side sleeper, seems to be a good choice for you. Those are some really specific examples. If you’re looking for a personal recommendation, please feel free to leave a note in a comment section below, with some information about yourself, some of your sleep preferences. I’ll be sure to get back to you. If your mattress search has just begun, please feel free to google Sleepopolis and mattress buying guide. It’s going to have a lot of information in there. That’s going to help you better understand what’s going to make a good mattress for you. Finally, please subscribe to the Sleepopolis YouTube channel. We’re going to keep putting out more content that’s going to help you get a better night’s sleep.

That’s it for the review today. I hope it was helpful. Have a nice day. .