Amazon rating (4.6 / 5)
I don’t know about you my dear readers, but for me personally one of my favorite activities to do in the entire world is sleep. I absolutely love sleeping and I genuinely look forward to it every night. But we’ve all been there where there are some night that we just cannot sleep or we are suffering from a very uncomfortable mattress (college students, I understand and sympathize with you).
The most logical solution is to go and purchase a better, more comfortable mattress but for those of us who cannot afford such a luxury or are on a tight budget that is easier said than done. Luckily there is another option that is affordable for anyone’s budget and that would be to invest in a mattress topper.
Now a mattress topper is different from a mattress pad in that it normally is thicker than a pad and is kept in place by the strictures of fitted feet. Also mattress pads are more for protecting your mattress while a topper is designed more so for comfort than protection. Today I’m going to speak specifically about the LUCID 2 Inch Gel Infused Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper.
So this mattress topper is unique in the sense that it was specifically designed and engineered to keep you cool throughout the night. Personally, I’m someone who can become really hot while sleeping, especially during the summer nights and it’s so uncomfortable and really difficult to stay asleep.
So hearing that this topper specifically captures and distributes heat away from the body caught my attention right away. The two inch gel-infused memory foam captures and distributes heat away from your body and has ventilation technology that increases airflow and regulates sleep temperature. The Lucid’s memory foam is also created with open-cell technology so that it prevents lasting body impressions and provides optimal comfort while you sleep.
In the sense of protection, the Lucid topper does come with an ultra-soft bamboo cover that can be removed and thrown into the wash. Unfortunately, that’s about it when it comes to protection, the topper itself is not waterproof or stain resistant so there is no guarantee that if you spill something, it will not seep down into your mattress.
Will it last?
While conducting my research, I couldn’t really find anything in regards to durability. The only thing I was able to find was that the Lucid does come with a three year warranty, which is nice and the memory foam technology is typically known for lasting a good amount of time. So I would guess that this particular topper would be able to last for quite a few years if taken care of.
The biggest pro for me is the way the topper distributed heat and keeps you cool throughout the night. As I’ve stated before, I tend to overheat at night and the fact that this topper is specifically designed to prevent that just makes me a big fan of it. The Lucid also has anti-allergenic properties and prevents bugs and dust from getting into the mattress.
Also the memory foam prevents the mattress from obtaining body impressions over time so you are always sleeping on an even level which supports your back and can also help if you have pain in your neck or back.
The Lucid is not machined washable, it does come with a bamboo cover that can be taken off and washed but the actual topper would probably have to be taken to a drycleaner or replaced. Also this topper is not waterproof so if you have children or pets this may not be the ideal topper for you.
I won’t lie, the idea of the Lucid is appealing but I have found other mattress toppers that are comfortable, easy to take care of and also for a cheaper price. The whole regulated sleep temperature feature would probably be the only reason why I would buy this topper, but other than that it does not seem worth the money to me personally. Overall, give it a seven out of ten.