LUCID Memory Foam VS. Zinus Memory Foam

People often ask for mattress comparisons in order to see which one is most suitable for them and their families, without reading in debt reviews. What makes comparisons so great is that, they consist nothing but the most important pros and cons of the mattresses.

We’ve done research where people were asked what they would like to see on our website, and mattress comparisons were one of the most popular things.

That is why, today, we’ve decided to review two famous memory foam mattresses and to see which one will win the battle. Mattresses in question are LUCID Memory Foam and Zunis Memory Foam. Both are great, but are suitable for different kind of sleepers. Let’s dig in.

LUCID Memory Foam

It is described as one of the plushiest mattresses on the market with a 10 inch support layer. It is a fine combination of memory foam + latex that provide support and pressure relieve. You can expect a combination of 4 different layers which make this mattress great.

The Layers

  1. Top layer- 1 inch Bamboo charcoal memory foam layer. Ultra soft layer that creates plush feeling on the mattress. It’s been said that the charcoal helps to eliminate revolting odors out of the mattress, while the bamboo helps to reduce heat retention.
  2. Supportive layer- 3 inch ventilated gel memory foam layer that provides ultra support. Although soft, it is designed to support your back, shoulders and neck, to relieve pressure and deep compression support.
  3. Extra layer- 2 inch natural latex layer created to provide responsiveness and great bounce of the mattress.
  4. Foundational layer- 10 inch supportive high density base foam that provides strong and stable foundation
  5. Tencel blend cover- Breathable and moisture regulating blend fabric cover. For premium comfort, the soft, Tencel blend cover is quilted with a plush layer of bamboo charcoal-infused memory foam to create a breathable air layer at the mattress surface.

Firmness & Support

As mentioned earlier, one of the softest mattress on the market. It gives a pleasurable feel with great support and firmness level of 3-4 on a scale to 10.

Heat Retention

One of the best aspects of this mattress is that, it has a good cooling effect, which is usually a problem with plush mattresses. It’s been reported that bigger people experience poor management of heat retention when it comes to ultra plush mattresses, which is not the case with the LUCID 16 Inch Plush Memory Foam and Latex Mattress.  With a combination of breathable, extra comfortable cover quilted with bamboo charcoal memory foam, this mattress does a pretty good job of managing heat.


If you sleep with a person who tends to roll around all the time, with a habit of launching his whole body-weight and landing on the mattress, you will find LUCID Memory Foam mattress rather comfortable. You will no longer notice those kinds of night activities anymore and certainly sleep like a baby.

We have reports that this mattress is easy to work with during the most intimate moments with your partner. Its softness shouldn’t be a problem, since this mattress offers quality support and it is fairly bouncy.


No off-gassing reports so far, but it is known that memory foam mattresses may cause off-gassing. That is why, as soon as you get your mattress delivered, put it air out 3-5 days.

Size Price
Twin $409.99
Full $499.9
Queen $550
King $699.99
California King $699.99
Twin XL $468.11


  1. 4 different layers
  2. Great back, neck and shoulder support
  3. Deep compression support
  4. Ultra plush mattress
  5. Good cooling effects
  6. Foam free of flame retardants, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and phthalates
  7. Fast delivery
  8. Safe delivery
  9. Free shipping

Possible cons:

  1. Complaints that mattress gets softer over time (flip the mattress regularly and you’ll avoid this problem).
  2. Cooling effects are not as described (contact the company to find a proper solution to this rare issue)

Zinus Memory Foam

With over 25 years of experience in the mattress industry, Zinus is one of the leading companies out there. With people committed to creating quality mattresses and great sleeping products, we are proud to review one of their best products- Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress

Zinus memory foam mattress is one of the leading products in the mattress industry with its four different layers of memory foam, infused with green tea that provides quality fresh feeling for the years to come.

The layers

  1. Top layer- 3 inch layer made out of memory foam. This is the top layer of the mattress that contours to the body and gives that classic memory foam feeling.
  2. Comfort layer- the second layer consists 2 inches of comfort memory foam. It provides additional support to the top layer, which gives the body a chance to distribute the weight throughout the whole surface, providing pressure point relief.
  3. Third layer- the third layer consists 3.5 inches of high-density foam that provides quality cooling effects and makes the sleeping surface cooler than usual
  4. Foundational layer- 3.5 inches of high-density base support foam. Again, providing support to the third layer, the foundational layer will improve the cooling effects of the mattress, pulling the heat of the body and dispersing it out of the mattress.
  5. Cover- All four layers of the mattress are wrapped in a cover that is constructed of knitted jacquard. The cover is one continuous piece of material that wraps the entire mattress around, knitted with nice exterior look. Also, the cover is very breathable which gives the mattress even better cooling effect and nice body support.

Firmness & Support

It is hard to pinpoint the right firmness level of the Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress. It varies from a sleeper to sleeper. This mattress has a firmness level of 6-6.5 which makes it ideal for kids. However, people with larger build will say that it is softer than 6, while people with smaller and medium build will say that it is in fact 6-6.5. This mattress is able to successfully hold up to 450+ lbs of weight and keep its medium firmness level of 6-6.5.

The support of the mattress is great. Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress offers quality spine, neck and shoulder support, provides pressure point relief, awesome cooling effect.

Heat retention

With four different layers, this mattress has quality cooling effects and good management of the heat retention.


No reports of off-gassing, which makes this mattress great. With a breathable cover and quality memory foam layers infused with natural green tea, this mattress is chemical free. If, by any chance, you want to make sure that you do not want to be the first to report this issue, place the mattress air out for 3-5 days.


With a firmness level of 6-6.5, this mattress is good for the intimate moments with your partner. Also, the great edge support will give you freedom to role around and spice things up with no concerns at all.

Size Price
Twin $189
Full $239
Queen $289
King $349
California King $349
Twin XL Only available in 8 inch


  1. 4 different layers
  2. Great back, neck and shoulder support
  3. Deep compression support
  4. Medium firmness level of 6-6.5
  5. Great cooling effects
  6. No off-gassing
  7. Free shipping
  8. Fast delivery

Possible cons:

  1. May have to pay a fee if you are not satisfied and want to return the mattress
  2. Soft for some back sleepers


It’s finally time for the part where we decide which mattress is better and who won the fight. As you can see, both of the reviewed mattresses have similar qualities and different prices. These are rare occasions where two different mattresses have very similar preferences. But, sadly, we have to choose one.

  1. Durability- One of the few main factors that people check when they shop for a new mattress is durability. These two mattresses have similar durability. As reported Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress has better durability even when people with larger build sleep on it.
  2. Price- Price is the second main factor that people check. It is obvious that Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress is much cheaper. However, that doesn’t make it less durable or weaker.
  3. Firmness- Both mattresses are different. Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress is better for people who like firmer mattress surface, while LUCID Memory Foam is for people who enjoy a soft touch while they sleep. Many doctors agree that sleeping on a firmer mattress surface is more beneficial for adults.
  4. Edge support- Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress has better support over LUCID Memory Foam, which is obvious.
  5. Layers- Both mattresses have 4 different layers, but LUCID Memory Foam is thicker and has more support. However, the cooling effects of the LUCID Memory Foam are not as good as Zinus’s.

Our final conclusion is that Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress is better than LUCID Memory Foam. Both of them are great and good for the price, but Zinus’s mattress offers slightly better preferences. It is rare that two memory foam mattresses with different firmness level are so similar like in this case. Because of that, if you enjoy softer sleeping surface, do not hesitate, take Lucid’s mattress and you are good to go. Otherwise, we like Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress better.

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