Lucid Vs Tuft and Needle Mattress – Review & Comparison

While Lucid falls under affordable mattresses segment, Tuft and Needle is a premium mattress but costs significantly lesser.

One major difference between the two mattresses is the price factor. Yes, Lucid mattress comes at less than half the price of Tuft and Needle. Yet, Lucid does have a dedicated cool gel infused layer on top.

However, the biggest winner for Tuft and Needle is its proprietary foam. It is a mix of both latex and visco-elastic foam, hence, is neither too plush nor too firm.

Why Lucid? If you are specifically looking for a simple budget mattress then Lucid is worth owing to its simple 2 layer construction and the affordable price.

Why Tuft and Needle? If you wish to avail the luxury of sleeping on a premium mattress yet within an affordable price then Tuft and Needle is the best option in premium mattresses segment.

Layer Construction – Lucid Vs Tuft and Needle

Both Lucid and Tuft and Needle carry simple two layer construction.

Lucid Gel Memory Foam Mattress – 10 Inch:

  • Top layer: 2.5 inch thick cool gel infused memory foam
  • Bottom layer: 7.5 inch thick high density (HD) foam

Tuft and Needle Memory Foam Mattress – 10 Inch:

  • Top layer: 3 inch proprietary foam
  • Bottom layer: 7 inch high density (HD) foam
Lucid Vs Tuft and Needle Mattress Review - Layer Construction

Lucid Vs Tuft and Needle Mattress Review - Layer Construction


Measuring firmness on a scale of 1 to 10, both Tuft and Needle and Lucid mattresses stand at 6.5.

The best and basic way of measuring firmness is by pressing your palm as hard as you can on the top layers.

In Lucid mattress, only the top 2.5 inch gel layer is plush and this is the only layer that sinks when pressure is applied. Same is the case with Tuft and Needle, the top 3 inch proprietary foam is the only layer that sinks with pressure.

In other 3 or 4 layered mattresses, the firmness is relatively less as the top gel layers are followed by further plush memory foam layers.

After relieving the pressure off the top foams, the response time for these layers to get back to flatness is again the same. It is well within the required 3 to 4 seconds interval.

Motion Isolation

Motion isolation factor too is more or less the same in both the mattresses.

Lucid Vs Tuft and Needle Mattress Review - Firmness and Motion Isolation

Lucid Vs Tuft and Needle Mattress Review - Firmness and Motion Isolation

In all memory foam mattresses, body weights are absorbed by top gel layers and this is where the sink is observed. More the sinkage, higher shall be the motion disturbance.

While the maximum dip is no more than 2.5 inches in Lucid mattress, the same is around 3 inches in Tuft & Needle.

Hence, in both the mattresses the radius of impact is again restricted within 4 inches in diameter and clearly this impact does not carry to your sleeping partner.

Edge Support

The edge support offered by Tuft and Needle is a tad better than that of Lucid mattress. The selectively chosen high density foam in Tuft and Needle effectively holds body weights even on the sides.

However, no memory foam mattress in the entire industry offers excellent edge support. Memory foams are relatively plush and hence sleeping right on the edges is never recommended.

Smell and Inflation Time

This is one major area where Lucid mattresses score better than all other memory foam mattresses. Lucid mattresses are known to emit less chemical odor than other mattresses in the industry.

Tuft and Needle too has recognizable odor as memory foam are compressed shipped. The best way to quickly get rid of this chemical odor is by allowing full ventilation into the room when the mattress is inflating.

Keep all the doors and windows open and let the mattress expand for a good 48 to 72 hours.

Warranty and CertiPUR-US Certification

Both Lucid and Tuft & Needle are both CertiPUR-US certified and hence fully safe to use as they are made from non-toxic and non-harmful materials.

While both the mattresses come with 10-Year warranty but the biggest advantage with Tuft and Needle is that it also offers 100 Night Trial.

Lucid Vs Tuft and Needle Mattress Review - Warranty

Lucid Vs Tuft and Needle Mattress Review - Warranty


Even though technically both Lucid and Tuft & Needle seem to be neck and neck in most parameters but the luxury factor is what makes significant difference.

The proprietary foam in Tuft and Needle has been a game changer in mattresses industry and has sky rocked the sales of Tuft and Needle in premium mattresses segment.

Hence, if you are looking for a premium mattress but at affordable price range, then Tuft and Needle is the most recommended. Just check its outstanding rating and the massive number of positive customer reviews it garnered.

However, if you wish to stick to a budget mattress but same time wish to avail a cool sleeping surface then Lucid mattress with cool gel infusion is the best option.