Do you need to add more comfort and softness to a firm mattress to relieve the pressure on your aching back muscles? The Lucid Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper could be just what you're looking for.
Memory foam mattress toppers can be a great addition to your bedroom.
Especially if your mattress feels too firm.
And sleeping on it night after night is leaving you stiff and sore when you wake up each morning.
Because adding a high quality topper to it like this one from Lucid can completely change your sleeping experience.
As it instantly makes your mattress more forgiving on your body which helps to relieve the pressure on your pressure points.
And this can help you get a great night's sleep without going to the hefty expense of having to replace your mattress.
Which can save you a packet too.
However some memory foam toppers are TOO soft.
And this can mean you sink into them too far which can throw your spine out of alignment and put you back to square one.
However the Lucid Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper is a great choice if you want to avoid this.
As it is has a dense enough memory foam to keep you in a nice alignment, supporting your neck, back and shoulders.
But it isn't so dense that it loses any of its comfort or pressure relieving abilities.
So you can get a nice mix of comfort and support with this one.
Which is just what you should be looking for in a topper to help relieve your night-time back pain.
The Lucid Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper At A Glance
- 3" thick.
- 3 lbs/cubic ft density.
- Made from high quality, ventilated, open cell memory foam.
- CertiPUR-US certified.
- Hypoallergenic and resistant to allergies and dust-mites.
- 30-day return period.
- 3-year warranty.
- Memory foam moulds to the contours of your body relieving pressure on your pressure points.
- Ventilated design makes it cooler to sleep on than other memory foam toppers.
- Good for softening a mattress that is too firm.
- At the softer end of the density scale so built more for comfort than for support.
- However still dense enough to keep most people's spines in alignment.
- The memory foam also cradles your body which helps to ease back, neck and shoulder pain.
- Open cell memory foam spreads pressure evenly as you lie on it.
How Is It Made Up?
The Lucid Ventilated Mattress Topper is a 3" thick topper made from high quality memory foam.
It has a density of 3lbs/cubic ft which makes it comfortable but not too soft.
And the foam itself is made with an open cell structure which makes it more resilient and long-lasting.
So less likely to sag and leave body indentations over time.
This foam is also ventilated with small pinholes spread evenly over the topper to allow air to flow through it better.
Which is a great feature as it makes it cooler to sleep on than regular memory foam.
And the memory foam used in the Lucid topper is CertiPUR-US certified.
This means it has been tested for your safety and found to contain no harmful chemicals and to be low in VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
Which is great news for the indoor air quality of your bedroom.
So this topper is much safer and healthier to sleep on than regular memory foam toppers that are not CertiPUR-US certified.
Why It's Good For Your Back
When you sleep on a firm mattress it can really put stress and strain onto your main pressure points in your hips, shoulders and lower back.
So it's no wonder you wake up with various aches and pains in the morning.
However memory foam toppers can be a great help for easing these aches and pains during the night.
This is because they mould to your body as you lie on them, cradling and cushioning you.
Which relieves pressure on your pressure points and allows your body to relax and rest.
However to get these benefits you need to be using a memory foam topper with the right density.
As if it's too soft (less than 3lbs/cubic ft) you might sink in too far which throws your spine out of alignment.
And if it's too firm (5lbs/cubic ft) it can add stress onto your pressure points again, leaving them aching and stiff in the morning.
So ideally you need to get a topper between 3-5lb/cubic ft to give your back the best chance.
As this is the sweet spot for sleeping on a foam that can support the natural curve of your spine.
And the Lucid mattress topper just about makes it into this range.
As at 3lbs/cubic ft it's at the softer end of the scale so offers more comfort than it does support.
But it should still enough for most people to be able to sleep comfortably while still keeping their spine in a correct alignment throughout the night.
Which is great for your back.
And the open cell structure of the memory foam spreads your weight evenly across your mattress as you sleep.
Which will help to ease pressure, tension and stress in your body.
And hopefully get rid of that dreaded back pain!
Is It Comfortable Too?
Memory foam is well-renowned for it's comfort and the Lucid Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper certainly doesn't disappoint in this regard.
As it's a really comfortable topper to sleep on for a number of reasons.
Firstly the 3lbs/cubic ft density means it is softer and more giving than other medium density memory foam toppers that are good for people with back pain.
This gives it a plush feel that will really help you to relax and get into a deeper sleep.
As it will mould to the contours of your body as you lie on it, cushioning you and giving you a weightless feeling.
Which is perfect for relieving pressure on your muscles and joints and allowing them to relax.
And the side benefit of this pressure relief is that it's more likely you will feel comfortable enough to stay in one position as you sleep.
So it can really cut down on the need to toss and turn frequently and allow you to get a really nice and uninterrupted sleep.
The quality and design of the foam adds to the comfort too.
As the ventilation holes mean that air can flow through it easier which makes it cooler to sleep on than other memory foam mattress toppers.
Which is a big deal as memory foam is notorious for sleeping hot.
And the last thing you want is to feel hot and sweaty during the night.
So if you need to add cool comfort to a mattress that is too firm the Lucid topper is a great choice.
Different Sizes & Varieties
The Lucid Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper comes in a variety of sizes and material types.
So you can get one to fit any bed from a twin (38" x 75") right up to a California king (72" x 84").
And you can also choose the thickness of your topper too depending on your needs:
- 2" - Will give you more pressure relief and slightly less comfort. Can be a better option for lighter people.
- 3" - This is the thickness of the topper in this review. Great for adding comfort and pressure relief to a firm mattress.
- 4" - This one gives extra support and comfort for heavier people.
Being able to tailor your topper to suit your needs in this way is great.
And Lucid also offer their topper in a variety of different materials for those that want to tweak it further.
In this review I've focused on their original ventilated memory foam topper which I think is a great choice.
However they also make them in gel-infused, lavender-infused and bamboo charcoal varieties.
And each one brings slightly different benefits alongside those I've mentioned in this review.
Lucid Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper
By infusing the memory foam with an advanced gel material, Lucid have attempted to make this topper an even cooler one to sleep on.
Which is perfect if you are worried about over-heating by sleeping on memory foam.
Because gel-infused memory foam can sleep up to 25% cooler than regular memory foam.
This is because the gel helps to distribute your body heat rather than trapping it.
So you'll have less chance of getting hot and sweaty with this one.
Lucid Lavender-Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper
The smell of lavender is well known for having naturally calming and relaxing properties.
So Lucid have tried to incorporate this effect into their toppers.
As they have made one that is infused with the scent of lavender.
So it will give off a subtle lavender smell as you sleep on it.
Which can help you to create a more relaxing and comfortable sleep environment.
Lucid Bamboo Charcoal Memory Foam Mattress Topper
By using bamboo charcoal in this memory foam topper, Lucid have come up with one that can bring you a variety of benefits.
Firstly the bamboo charcoal helps to wick away moisture as you sleep.
This keeps you comfortable and regulates your temperature.
Which is good for staying cool in the summer but warm in the winter.
The bamboo charcoal also helps to take away the nasty odour that can sometimes come from memory foam.
And finally sleeping on this topper is especially good for people with allergies.
Some Other Nice Features
30-day Returns Policy
Lucid offer a 30-day returns policy with all of their toppers.
Which means if you can't get on with the feel of memory foam or the smell then you can return it for a full refund.
So you are covered nicely here.
Although getting it back into it's original box might be a struggle!
They also offer a 3-year warranty which is really good for a memory foam topper.
So if there are any defects in the material or workmanship within this period they will either repair it, replace it or refund you.
However this doesn't cover things like general wear and tear.
>> The Back On Site Verdict <<
So all in all I think the Lucid Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper has a lot going for it for people with back pain.
Firstly it's a great choice for making a firm mattress softer and more forgiving.
And by sleeping on a softer surface you can get pressure relief that allows your whole body to relax and unwind.
But while it's soft it still has a medium density.
Which should prevent you from sinking in too far and keep your spine in the correct alignment.
Which will ease the strain and tension on your muscles as you sleep.
So while it's not as supportive as higher density memory foam toppers and doesn't come close to the support of a latex topper.
It can still bring great comfort and pressure relief to your mattress.
Which will help you wake up feeling refreshed and relaxed in the mornings rather than stiff and sore.
And it's also great value for money too if you want a high quality topper at the lower end of the price scale.
- Great for adding comfort and pressure relief to your firm mattress.
- Eases the pressure on your pressure points, relieving back, neck and shoulder pain.
- Moulds to your body but still has enough density to keep your spine correctly aligned.
- The open cell memory foam spreads pressure evenly.
- It also prevents sagging over time making it more durable and long-lasting than regular memory foam.
- Ventilated pinholes make it more breathable than other memory foam toppers.
- CertiPUR-US certified.
- Great value for money.
- At the softer end of the medium density scale so may not have enough support for some people.
- Also memory foam can't match the back support offered by a latex mattress topper.
- Some may find the odour of memory foam to be too much, although this should fade within a few days.
- Doesn't come with a cover.
Overall Back On Site rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
My reviews of other memory foam mattress toppers you may be interested in:
And to see how the Lucid Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper compares against it's rivals you can read my review here of the best memory foam mattress toppers for people with back pain.
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