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09 Jun 2022 02:39
  • MattyJ
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Near the end of a short YouTube video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjqKaD-wolQ ) posted by Lucid Mattress as an infomercial about their 3 inch Ventilated Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper, the company rep shows three blocks of their foam, in 2/3/and 4" thicknesses. She then leans onto each, and shows us how much more deeply her hand print sinks into the 4" than into the 2" thickness, and assures us that the 3" thickness gives results somewhere in between.

Assuming she applied equal weight to each slab, that result seems counter-intuitive. I would have thought that a given pressure, over a given area, would create an indentation of equal depth in each of the thicknesses.

However, the concept in the video is an idea that I've read before from several other online commentators and reviewers, who generalize that thicker slabs of memory foam will, other things being equal, create an experience in which the sleeper will sink further into the topper.

Does anyone have any ideas about whether the result shown in the video is actually true about the material itself, or more likely to only be true about certain types of memory foam, or certain products from Lucid?

Even if you don't think the result shown in the video is generalizable across the product category of memory foam, can anyone suggest an explanation for how she produced her "magic trick"--other than not pressing equally hard on all three slabs?

Thanks.
27 Apr 2022 11:20
  • skovatch
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Hello all,

I found this forum after doing some googling on how to replace a sleep number pillow top. I think I found a fix for my problem, but before I do anything it seemed like a good idea to ask here for more advice.

We have a queen-size p6 Sleep Number bed that we bought in 2014-15, and have been very happy with it. My wife sleeps in a separate room due to her snoring issues, however, so I'm the primary user of the bed. I'm 5'10" and 290 lbs., and recently I've noticed I have trouble falling asleep because my hips and ankles were sore from pressure. I replaced the inner foam layer with a Lucid 3" memory foam topper, and while it helped a bit, it hasn't really solved the problem.

A few weeks ago I had the aha moment of sleeping on the other half of the bed, since it's been largely unused, and WOW, did that make a difference! All of the aches and pains cleared up after one night. So, after some research I found out you should be able to shake out the pillow top to 'redistribute' the cushioning. I did that and it worked for about 3 weeks, but I'm right back where I was before.

Given how well I sleep on the unused side, it's clear now where the problem lies. I found this source for what looks like a reasonable replacement (www.magicsleepermattress.com/sleep-number-pillow-top-shell.html) but I'm wondering if anyone can share their experience with this or any other source for replacement. Or is there some other fix I'm not aware of? It looks like my warranty doesn't cover the pillow top.

I really don't want to buy a whole new mattress, since the remaining components are in good shape as far as I'm concerned.

Thanks,
Scott K.
29 Jan 2022 19:28
  • Basilio
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Hi ssonnier, and welcome to The Mattress Underground :)

Glad to have you here!

I just got a Lucid Mattress today and within a couple of hours sitting and laying on it I got sick and my body legs and back started hurting.



Sorry you had a less than ideal experience with the Lucid. Did you have the latex, gel memory foam or hybrid?
What firmness level (they have firm, medium firm medium plush and plush); if Gel Memory foam, what thickness,
as they offer 6,8,10,12 and 14 inch models. These all differ in terms of comfort. One issue that has come up repeatedly in the forum with Lucid is that, as with many mattresses produced in Asia, they are compressed for long periods of time during shipping or storage, which can affect both feel and durability. As it stands, it sounds like this is definitely not working for you, whatever the reason may be. Also, all mattresses tend to have a ‘break in’ period –
is it possible your body needs to adapt better to the new mattress?

I found the Nectar mattress and wonder if anyone has one and/or can give any feedback on them?


Nectar offers a number of different mattresses with differing thickness; their site states the 12” Nectar Mattress as having a medium firm feel. It’s all foam, with a 2” gel memory foam layer, a 2” transition foam layer and a 7” fam base layer. Since Nectar beds are shipped in a box, you may see the same issues with long term compression during storage and shipping which can degrade the foam somewhat. Perhaps one of our members can chime with any experience they have had with Nectar.

I wouldn’t venture to make comments as to why you are experiencing these issues with Lucid. Again, its’ difficult to get a good feel for a new mattress in only a few hours of sitting or laying on it. We have a good tutorial on shopping for a new mattress you may want to review as well, for some useful tips.

A good general starting point would be to review our mattress specifications you need to know so that you can compare the quality and materials of components on the mattress durability guidelines here

I hope this provides some help

Basilio
27 Jan 2022 15:56
  • ssonnier
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Hello there,

I just got a Lucid Mattress today and within a couple of hours sitting and laying on it I got sick and my body legs and back started hurting. I googled it and found this forum thank goodness. I am returning the mattress and now looking for another one. I found the Nectar mattress and wonder if anyone has one and/or can give any feedback on them?
19 Jan 2022 10:31
  • Lu1968
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I can't see an option to EDIT my post. I forgot to include that with the configurations I listed below, I kept the 3" med layer from SOL as the 3rd layer (under the gel foam topper, and under the 19" ILD).

quote="Lu1968 post=91145"]Ok, getting back to this....

I've tried several different combinations, including a gel foam topper I purchased to hopefully add some plush feel.

ts either too soft and causes low back pain or too hard and causes shoulder pain. It's driving me crazy that its' both too hard and too soft when I add a topper.

I'm trying different things with what I currently have, rather than buy additional layers of Talalay. I'll contact the manufacturer about that though because all of my combinations are not working.

Here's what I've tried with the two top layers, bottom 36 ILD Talalay stays the same.

3" convoluted gel memory foam topper by Lucid WITH cotton cover
2" Talalay 19 ILD as second layer - INSIDE the mattress cover
= TOO FIRM/shoulder pain

3' convoluted topper WITHOUT cotton cover
2" Talalay - OUTSIDE of mattress cover
= TOO SOFT/low back pain

3' " " " topper WITHOUT cotton cover
2" Talalay - INSIDE mattress cover
= TOO HARD/shoulder pain

3" topper WITH cover
2" Talalay - OUTSIDE of mattress cover
=TOO SOFT/shoulder pain

I'm wondering if a Zoned topper would work as Mattrebuild suggested. I don't know how that works with different layers. Ive come across Zoned gel memory foam toppers.

If I try the suggestions offered, I'm purchasing TWO additional support layers. I'll. call the manufacturer. All they offered as a solution when I purchased it, in case something needing adjusting, was to swap out a layer. And the 36 ILD is a 4", not a 3" as suggested in the configuration. Do you think that will make a tremendous difference?[/quote]
19 Jan 2022 10:28
  • Lu1968
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Ok, getting back to this....

I've tried several different combinations, including a gel foam topper I purchased to hopefully add some plush feel.

ts either too soft and causes low back pain or too hard and causes shoulder pain. It's driving me crazy that its' both too hard and too soft when I add a topper.

I'm trying different things with what I currently have, rather than buy additional layers of Talalay. I'll contact the manufacturer about that though because all of my combinations are not working.

Here's what I've tried with the two top layers, bottom 36 ILD Talalay stays the same.

3" convoluted gel memory foam topper by Lucid WITH cotton cover
2" Talalay 19 ILD as second layer - INSIDE the mattress cover
= TOO FIRM/shoulder pain

3' convoluted topper WITHOUT cotton cover
2" Talalay - OUTSIDE of mattress cover
= TOO SOFT/low back pain

3' " " " topper WITHOUT cotton cover
2" Talalay - INSIDE mattress cover
= TOO HARD/shoulder pain

3" topper WITH cover
2" Talalay - OUTSIDE of mattress cover
=TOO SOFT/shoulder pain

I'm wondering if a Zoned topper would work as Mattrebuild suggested. I don't know how that works with different layers. Ive come across Zoned gel memory foam toppers.

If I try the suggestions offered, I'm purchasing TWO additional support layers. I'll. call the manufacturer. All they offered as a solution when I purchased it, in case something needing adjusting, was to swap out a layer. And the 36 ILD is a 4", not a 3" as suggested in the configuration. Do you think that will make a tremendous difference?
25 Sep 2021 18:53
  • NikkiTMU
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Hi freespirit625.

Thanks for clarifying. I didn't want to give the wrong recommendations!

While none of our Trusted Members carry an accessory like this at this time (at least not that I'm currently aware of) I did come across this 2" zippered topper cover and well as this option .

I hope this helps!
NikkiTMU
09 Aug 2021 08:18
  • Sensei
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Hey Takk,

Welcome to The Mattress Underground :) ! Thanks for stopping by and for your question.

I'm in the market for a new mattress, and a bit over my head.

My wife and I bought a Vera Wang Natural Charm mattress almost 10 years ago. We loved the original feel of that mattress. The trouble was, it only really lasted less than 5 years, and it was quite expensive. It also seems to fall into the generic "innerspring" category, but felt different than pretty much anything else we tried. I'm told that this line was one of the most "firm" mattresses that Serta ever offered, and we did like that an awful lot. Unfortunately, I can't find much else for details about it at this point.


Congrats on your new mattress shopping adventure :) ! Serta's Vera Wang collection was quite popular 10 years ago and offered a variety of latex and hybrid models. A recent Phoenix post discusses some of the materials found in several of the models, as well as a YouTube look at one of their latex mattresses. Convoluted polyfoam seems to be used as a comfort material in this particular post, and several consumers report lower durability/ shorter useful life as you have too.

If I could find an identical mattress that was cheap and I didn't mind replacing regularly, I'd buy it. Otherwise, I'd love to find a similar feel that will actually last.

My wife and I sleep in all different positions, so something general purpose is good. I will sometimes fall asleep on my stomach or back, but often wake up on my side. Same for her. Roughly 200 lbs each.

We don't have much in terms of preference for brand or special features. Something somewhat firm ideally. Don't care about isolation or anything like that.


Thanks for including your personal stats and sleep preferences, Takk; you are on the right track going with a firmer mattress , considering both of your somewhat higher BMIs. As your Vera Wang Natural Charm used an innerspring support core, you may consider some variety of a hybrid mattress as an option. For those not familiar with the term, a hybrid mattress contains a coil system (often pocket coils) as a support unit, using foams as the comfort layer(s). Some find them to be a cooler sleeping mattress, as their designs promote natural air circulation. These fine TMU trusted members offer hybrid and innerspring mattresses , you may want to check their collections out.

The only other point of reference I have is our current mattress (borrowing our spare bedroom's while we search, after we got rid of the other one), which is a Lucid 6 inch memory foam:
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008S5AZRM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

We don't hate the feel of that one overall, but we feel the bed frame through it pretty solid, not supportive enough over time. Maybe a thicker foam would have been OK? I don't love the memory part, but meh.


Thanks for including the Lucid product link for review, it's helpful to save a click here and there when possible ;) . This 6" all-foam mattress is straightforward: 2" memory foam over 4" HD foam, no densities given on Amazon's site. If you can feel the bed frame through the mattress, a thicker version may be more suitable (this one is promoted as a kid's model). Otherwise, its use of a spare bedroom mattress is probably adequate. What specifically do you not like about memory foam?

Anyone have any information about what the Vera Wang actually was, to maybe get us pointed at what might be a good alternative (aside from generic innerspring?)? Hopefully with a higher quality that won't implode?


I searched online for more Natural Charm details, but as it isn't currently available, there were only a few past mentions from review sites with no materials/ specs given. If any of TMU's consumers can shed some light on its ingredients, please feel free to share :) . Good luck with your research Takk and hope this helps you get started.

Sensei
02 Aug 2021 15:00
  • Takk
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Howdy all,

I'm in the market for a new mattress, and a bit over my head.

My wife and I bought a Vera Wang Natural Charm mattress almost 10 years ago. We loved the original feel of that mattress. The trouble was, it only really lasted less than 5 years, and it was quite expensive. It also seems to fall into the generic "innerspring" category, but felt different than pretty much anything else we tried. I'm told that this line was one of the most "firm" mattresses that Serta ever offered, and we did like that an awful lot. Unfortunately, I can't find much else for details about it at this point.

If I could find an identical mattress that was cheap and I didn't mind replacing regularly, I'd buy it. Otherwise, I'd love to find a similar feel that will actually last.

My wife and I sleep in all different positions, so something general purpose is good. I will sometimes fall asleep on my stomach or back, but often wake up on my side. Same for her. Roughly 200 lbs each.

We don't have much in terms of preference for brand or special features. Something somewhat firm ideally. Don't care about isolation or anything like that. The only other point of reference I have is our current mattress (borrowing our spare bedroom's while we search, after we got rid of the other one), which is a Lucid 6 inch memory foam:
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008S5AZRM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

We don't hate the feel of that one overall, but we feel the bed frame through it pretty solid, not supportive enough over time. Maybe a thicker foam would have been OK? I don't love the memory part, but meh.

Anyone have any information about what the Vera Wang actually was, to maybe get us pointed at what might be a good alternative (aside from generic innerspring?)? Hopefully with a higher quality that won't implode?

Thanks so much for your time.
21 Mar 2021 18:35
  • Martel14
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Until my current 2-year old memory foam mattress (LUCID 12" Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Medium Feel) , I've always had an innerspring mattress. This was before the "memory foam takeover." I don't know any of the brands, sorry.

The last innerspring I had was given to me almost brand new in 2011. I was actually sleeping on a terrible mattress for 8 years. Eek. This most definitely contributed to my pain issues, I'm sure. I remember putting an expensive, cotton-filled mattress pad on it which helped. Eventually, the metal springs themselves started poking through the top so I ended up with the memory foam one to get me through. When I bought it, it felt too firm, so I put this 3" cotton mattress topper on it. That was the only good decision I've made so far that worked very well.

For my next mattress, I've read so much about going the DIY route on here and other places, I knew it made the most sense. I believe replacing individual, customized layers rather than the whole bed is cost-effective and smart.

I really appreciate your advice on the different layers. I do have a question about your answer:

For scenario 2, you may consider changing one of the 2" layers (perhaps the 2" comfort layer medium dunlop)

Do you mean changing the type of latex or the firmness?
25 Jan 2021 13:28
  • Marshmallowforme
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We bought the LucidL100 through walmart.com. Here it is on Amazon.
www.amazon.com/LUCID-L100-Adjustable-Steel-Frame/dp/B07BMGD1XN?th=1

Sam's club also had a great price on adjustable bases.
www.samsclub.com/p/members-mark-king-adjustable-base/prod24381530?xid=plp_product_8

We went through walmart.com because they had a great return policy for the bases. Sam's club also has a great return policy. Both places gave plenty of time and would come pick them up.
20 Dec 2020 10:22
  • Marshmallowforme
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20 Dec 2020 10:17
  • Marshmallowforme
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Look at the review pictures for the Lucid. They show a 3" leg. I'm guessing that is because the frame is thicker so the 3" leg is probably the equivalent of the 5" leg on our all metal Lucid L100.
20 Dec 2020 10:12
  • Marshmallowforme
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We bought the Lucid L100 adjustable base. I didn't see it listed so maybe it is not sold but they have the Lucid L300. If you contact Lucid directly see if you can buy the 5" legs. They were something like $70. They also have an intermediate height. We bought the shortest.
www.amazon.com/LUCID-L300-Adjustable-Bed-Base/dp/B074QWYM22?ref_=ast_sto_dp
19 Dec 2020 20:57
  • Mtorney36
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Hello, I need a little help figuring out which topper might be good for me. I started having some back pain in the morning from my old mattress so I bought a new mattress last October - a Sterns and Foster "Hope Bay" model which is described as medium firm. It was the costco model for a big made for Kirkland. It did not really help the pain. I've tried a number of medical solutions but I think the issue is the bed. I recently took the mattress off the box spring and had it just on the slats of my bed frame - no pain the next morning! I only have 5 slats on the king bed frame so I don't think that's a permanent solution. But that is making me think I need to soften the mattress up. It was much softer without the box spring. I tried a Lucid 3 inch gel infused memory foam topper but that was not helpful. I'm thinking that latex might be the right solution and that Talalay might be better for its more even weight distribution. I found your company on slumber search and then ended up on this forum trying to figure out if my question had already been answered but I don't think so.

Any suggestions? I'd really like to avoid buying a new mattress.
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