LUCID 3″ Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Last updated date: July 24, 2019

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Overall Take

Memory foam can tend to become uncomfortable due to body impressions. The LUCID 3" Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper uses open-cell technology to reduce this. It supports you while also creating an enjoyable sleeping experience. You'll stay cool, thanks to evenly spaced ventilation holes that help air move through the foam. In our testing, we loved how quickly this topper conformed to our bodies. In our analysis of 67 expert reviews, the LUCID LUCID 3" Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper placed 2nd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
4,732 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Open cell design leads to greater ventilation
- BestReviews
As you lie down on the mattress with your LUCID Memory Foam Topper on it you will feel it contouring to the shape of your body quickly as you drift off into a comfortable sleep.
- Memory Foam Center
It only has ventilation and no gel infusion. This means it will be slightly warmer than the other products mentioned above but not too much that it makes you sweat.
- Trusty Joe
The Lucid 3-inch Ventilated Memory Foam Topper contains hundreds of evenly sized and spaced ventilation holes, which serve to improve airflow and breathability of the mattress.
- Zen Sleeping
This topper comes with Open Cell Technology to prevent body impressions on the surface. It is also strategically designed with ventilated foam layer consisting of holes to improve air circulation for more breathable comfort.
- Get Best Mattress
March 3, 2019 | Full review
This mattress gives you that great feel without the feeling that you are “stuck” on your mattress – which can help you want to do things other than sleep in your bed.
- Overnight Mattress Topper
February 7, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Extremely flexible; because of this, it cannot completely "undo" all sags and dips.
- BestReviews
Moving around on the bed was not very easy (this is the memory foam effect), but it wasn’t any worse than other memory foam products
- Zen Sleeping
No side locks to keep the topper in place, so could be slipping off your bed
- Get Best Mattress
March 3, 2019 | Full review
The mattress topper does seem to be a little smaller than the actual mattress – about an inch or so all around. This may be so that you can get a fitted sheet around the edges of it.
- Overnight Mattress Topper
February 7, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

This 3" thick memory foam mattress topper will bring new life to any mattress. Open cell construction yields a longer lasting, more resilient foam that will not leave long-lasting body impressions. The soft, doughy consistency quickly conforms to weight and pressure. This mattress topper will help relieve neck, back and shoulder pain by reducing pressure points. This in turn helps to correctly align your spine by supporting the natural curves of your head, neck and shoulders. Hundreds of evenly sized and spaced ventilation holes improved airflow and breathability, Our unique memory foam formula is naturally resistant to allergens and dust mites. The 3-Year U.S. warranty provides increased peace of mind for your purchase.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Sleep Innovations Dual Layer 4″ Gel Memory Foam
Overall Score: 9.6
Expert Reviews: 8
2. LUCID 3″ Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
3. DreamFoam 2″ Gel Swirl Memory Foam Topper
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
4. Isolus Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 2
5. LINENSPA 2 Inch Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 8
6. Pure Green Latex Mattress Topper
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 10
7. Zinus 4 Inch Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 6
8. Memory Foam Solutions Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 8
9. Cloud9 Queen Visco Elastic Memory Foam Mattress Topper
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 4

An Overview On Mattress Toppers

A mattress pad protects your mattress, but it doesn’t really make it more comfortable. For that job, you need a mattress topper, a relatively thin layer of material that rests atop your mattress to make it softer. But a mattress topper does more than simply offer a thin layer of cushioning. With the right one, you’ll also get a cooling effect that is far better than the unventilated toppers of previous generations.

If cooling is important to you, make sure you look for a topper that’s designed to keep you cool. Some use ventilation for that, but others use technology like cooling gel to provide even more assurance that you won’t wake up in the middle of the night in a pool of sweat. Often, it’s just simply the design of the topper itself that keeps sleepers cool.

Of course, overall, you’ll be looking for a topper that makes your mattress comfortable for sleeping. You’ll find with most mattress toppers, memory foam is the name of the game, but memory foam isn’t without its issues. Modern products are constructed to resolve the common problems that come with using the material.

Mattress toppers require chemicals during the manufacturing process and, unfortunately, this can lead to unpleasant odors when you bring them home. You won’t get away from that issue completely, but some toppers do cut down on this more than others. For best results, air your topper out for a few hours, preferably outside, before putting it on your bed and covering it with a fitted sheet. You can also set a bowl of vinegar in your bedroom for a few days to absorb the smell.

Lastly, there’s the price. It’s important to note that you can find very affordable mattress toppers on the market, but many of them have all the issues that higher-end toppers work to address. You’ll pay a little more for a comfortable, cooling sleeping experience, as well as avoiding the odor problem that comes with less expensive versions.

DYWM Fun Fact

Astronauts spend hours in a seated position, working hard to carry out various missions. So, it’s no surprise that memory foam technology was actually invented by NASA with the goal of coming up with a way to make space shuttle seats more comfortable. In 1966, NASA called in an inventor named Charles Yost to handle the project.

Yost developed a specialized foam by injecting gas into a polymer matrix, creating cells that were solid but behaved like liquid. When compressed, the cells shifted around, with a result that Yost called “slow spring back foam.” Best of all, body heat seemed to soften the material, causing it to remain firm in the areas that were still cool, which created a body-contouring effect that was more comfortable than traditional foam.

The Mattress Topper Buying Guide

  • Comfort starts with keeping you cool, especially if you tend to sweat while you sleep. With the Sleep Innovations Dual Layer 4″ Gel Memory Foam topper and DreamFoam Bedding 2″ Gel Swirl Memory Foam Topper, you get the power of cooling gel to keep overheating at a minimum. With these mattresses, the memory foam is infused with cooling gel that prevents heat from being trapped in the layers. The LUCID 3″ Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress topper uses evenly-spaced ventilation holes, creating an open-cell design for improved airflow.
  • Each mattress topper has its own unique way of making you more comfortable while you sleep. The Sleep Innovations Dual Layer 4″ Gel Memory Foam topper has a 2-inch thick down-alternative layer attached to the cover, topped by a 2-inch thick layer of gel-infused memory foam. The DreamFoam Bedding 2″ Gel Swirl Memory Foam Topper uses memory foam to conform to your body, but the open-cell technology of the LUCID 3″ Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress topper helps prevent those body impressions that can make memory foam less comfortable.
  • You’ll always have at least a trace of odor when you unwrap a new mattress topper, mostly due to the chemicals injected into them. The Sleep Innovations Dual Layer 4″ Gel Memory Foam topper has a slight odor, but airing them out for a short time will take care of it.
  • Although you can find cheaper mattress toppers, you won’t get nearly the quality that you’ll find with a more expensive mattress topper. Either way, you’re sure to find a mattress topper that fits within your family’s budget.