Lucid vs Tuft and Needle. Which is better?

We all have our unique sleep style and these mattress companies know that well. In this Lucid vs. Tuft & Needle comparison, we’re going to break down out their handy features. So, we prepared this review to identify the pros and cons of these Lucid and Tuft & Needle mattresses. If you’re having a hard time choosing which one is better, read on.

Lucid Mattress

  •  At a glance: Eco-Friendly and Versatile Mattress  
  • Headline: Lucid fully understands that each person has different needs when it comes to mattresses. Thus, the brand specializes in creating mattresses that offer different features to cater to various sleepers. Regardless of your sleeping style and preferred firmness, Lucid has multiple models that you can choose from.

Tuft & Needle Mattress

  •  At a glance: Plush Foam Mattress  
  • Headline: From two software engineers, Tuft & Needle grew fast as a popular brand that sells mattresses online. For Tuft & Needle, crafting each mattress based on their customers’ experience is their priority. Thus, the brand encourages sleepers that they don’t have to deal with unfair practices and manipulative tactics to get a good night’s sleep.

Quick Synopsis:

Are you in a hurry to get your bacon and skip the long line? If that’s the case then we won’t take much of your time now. Here are the primary differences between these Lucid and T&N mattress brands in bullet points:

Quick Comparison

Price – Lucid is more affordable than the T&N Original Mattress.

Feel – Lucid feels softer compared with T&N despite its all-foam construction.

Versatility – T&N can easily adjust to any sleeping style and body types to provide customized comfort and support.

Temperature Regulation – T&N feels cooler with its cooling gel and breathable cover which work together to disperse heat away from you.

Clearly, these are just the main points so you can have an idea about these Lucid and Tuft & Needle mattresses. So, keep reading if you are interested to know the details regarding these points.

Lucid Mattress

Best For:

  • Anyone who wants a thick and medium-plush mattress
  • Side, back, stomach, and combo sleepers
  • Sleepers who weight more than 230 pounds
  • Couples who need more edge support
  • All kind of mattress foundation or bed frames

Since Lucid is a popular brand that offers different mattresses on the market, we decided to pick one for this review. Based on customers’ demand, we will break down the features of its 12 inches Bamboo Charcoal and Aloe Vera Hybrid Mattress.


To fill its thick profile, this mattress consists of 5 layers to meet the satisfaction level of every sleeper. But unlike other products out there, Lucid constructed this one with advanced features to come up with a hybrid mattress. For its first layer, it has the charcoal-infused memory foam that is 2 inches thick. This memory foam makes sure that you always lay on a soft surface to give you superior comfort. In addition, the infused bamboo charcoal helps neutralize the mattress’ odor and maintain its fresh smell by absorbing moisture. Next to its top layer is the aloe vera infused polyfoam which is 1.5 inches thick. This layer also promotes the mattress’ freshness by getting rid of all elements that cause the mattress to smell bad. Thus, the first two layers are designed to give you a serene and luxurious bed. Meanwhile, its third layer is high-density polyfoam which is 1 inch thick. This foam is also known as the transition layer which helps minimize the poking feeling of its coil system. Its coil system consists of individually-encased coils that are 6.5 inches tall. These encased coils lay on top of 1 inch of support foam which is also made of polyfoam. Together with its two layers of support foam, the base layer with coils isolates motion to prevent disturbing your partner’s sleep. Of course, this mattress is also encased two-tone knit fabric that enhances its visual appeal.


On a scale of 1 to 10, this memory foam has a score of 4.5 score which we considered as medium-plush. Its combination of foam layers and coil system allows it to conform to any body shape and various sleeping style. You can notice this by simply putting a light pressure on your hand and applying it on the mattress. Instantly, its memory foam will let your hand sink into that specific area only instead of creating waves of motion.

Cooling Effect

Aside from having a soft and aesthetically pleasing cover, you will be surprised how breathable it is. Its soft and breathable cover enhances the overall performance of the mattress by allowing air to circulate between you and the mattress.


If you are a heavy sleeper, this Lucid mattress could what you’re looking for. It can accommodate light to heavy sleepers that weigh less than 130 up to 230 pounds or more. However, it provides the highest level of support to average sleepers who weigh 130 to 230 pounds. Also, this hybrid mattress will do regardless of your preferred sleeping style. Not to mention if you’re a side, back, or combo sleeper. The construction of this hybrid mattress provides excellent support as well as increased pressure relief and motion isolation. You don’t have to worry about disturbing your partner whenever you move or get in/out of bed. Actually, couples might enjoy its additional 6 inches of edge support to feel more at ease in sleep.

Tuft & Needle Mattress

Best For:

  • Shoppers who are on a tight budget
  • Couples who need a thick mattress with solid support
  • Stomach, back, or even combo sleepers
  • Small to medium-sized individuals
  • Anyone who prefers a mattress with improved motion isolation

For the Tuft & Needle, we decided to settle on its 10 inches Original Mattress. Besides, we’re interested to know why 95% of T&N customers still love and patronize this mattress for years.


Just like the Lucid mattress, this Tuft & Needle mattress has a couple of layers to fill its thick profile. But compared with the Lucid mattress, this one is a little thinner since its profile is 10 inches tall. Nonetheless, we will show you why its customers continue to patronize this T&N Original Mattress over its competitors. It may not be a hybrid mattress as Lucid but it has 3 inches of adaptive foam which T&N designed. It also has another layer which is also the thickest called high-density foam which is 7 inches thick. These layers are encased in a cozy cover which is not only ultra-soft but breathable as well. T&N’s adaptive foam is open-cell support foam which provides a long-lasting foundation. If you are worried about sinking too deep and experience difficulty moving, don’t worry since this layer bounces back quickly. Its durable HD foam ensures that the mattress support will last for years. After all, this mattress contains foams that are approved and certified by CertiPUR-US, GREENGUARD Gold, PTPA, and more recognized organizations.


Compared with the Lucid mattress, this Tuft & Needle has a medium-firm level. But then again, its firmness may still vary depending on your size, weight, and sleeping style. For instance, it may feel a little firm if you weigh less than 130 pounds. However, it may feel too soft if you weigh 230 pounds or more. Nevertheless, its thick layer of high-density foam which weighs 1.8 pounds is enough to provide a comfortable bed for you. Most importantly, its base feels solid and durable.

Cooling Technology

Are you tired of waking up every morning only to find out that you’re covered with sweat? Believe us, we know the feeling and it’s far from being good. As mentioned above, this T&N Original Mattress consists of open-cell foam which promotes better airflow through the mattress. But what made gave it an edge over Lucid is its additional features which include the graphite and cooling gel. While the graphite absorbs heat and drives it away from your body, its ceramic gel wicks away heat and moisture. Thus, its adaptive foam creates a cooler and more comfortable surface. This means that you can also say goodbye with night sweats.


When it comes to the level of support, you can count on this one. It uses its T&N Adaptive foam to provide you balanced pressure relief and support. Great for all types of sleepers, it relieves pressure points right where you need it. Its open-cell structure creates a flexible bed surface that adjusts to your shape and size as you sleep throughout the night.


To point out the differences in these mattresses, the first thing to take note of is their type of mattress. Lucid is a hybrid mattress which is why its construction includes multiple layers of foams and a coil system. Meanwhile, Tuft & Needle is an all-foam mattress with only two layers of foams. Second, the Lucid Bamboo Charcoal and Aloe Vera Hybrid Mattress is a bit softer than the T&N Original Mattress. It is due to Lucid’s medium-plush comfort level while T&N is medium-firm. So we recommend T&N if you want a firm sleeping surface and Lucid if you want your bed to be softer. Just in case you suffer from night sweats, perhaps the T&N Original Mattress can solve your problem. It has a soft and breathable cover that encases its adaptive foam with graphite and cooling gel. When it comes to smell, Lucid has bamboo charcoal and aloe vera infused memory foam which keeps the mattress fresh.


If you’re going to invest in a mattress, make sure that it suits your needs to avoid problems in the future. But if you’re still undecided about whether you should opt for the Lucid or T&N mattress, ask yourself these questions:

First, do you prefer a plush or a firm mattress?

If you want a quilted hybrid mattress for comfort, go for Lucid. But if you want a more premium option with firm support that adjusts to all sleeping styles, go for T&N.

Next, how much is your budget?

The price of T&N is just a little higher than Lucid but if your budget is below $730, Lucid is a more practical choice. For a hybrid mattress, Lucid is certainly a bang for your buck.


I am Linda Jones 26, editor of Matress1000. Our mission is to help people sleep better.