Including Lucid Mattresses

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The Company

Linenspa (variously spelled LinenSpa) is a trademark registered to Malouf Fine Linens of Logan, Utah. It operates as a brand and sales division of Malouf, with separate offices in the same headquarters building. Another brand division/trademark is Weekender. Malouf Sleep does not sell directly to consumers, but sells to and through retailers, making LinenSpa an in-house retailer. All 23 of Malouf’s Z brand pillows, as well as the 3 Weekender Pillows, are listed on and sold through the Linenspa website alongside the 6 LinenSpa Pillows, Malouf’s Sleep Tite mattress protectors, Isolus toppers, and Structures bed frames. All of these are also listed on Amazon, Wayfair, Overstock, and Walmart, among other retailers.

Mattresses

Linenspa is more widely known for its several Lucid brand mattresses and a few which bear the LinenSpa brand name. Most of these are bed mattresses: 10 gel memory foam mattresses, two innerspring mattresses and an innerspring-memory foam hybrid, a latex mattress and a latex-memory foam hybrid. There are also some folding mattresses: 2 gel memory foam and 3 polyurethane foam.

Gel Memory Foam

All of the Lucid brand mattresses except the 10 Latex Foam Mattress have memory foam infused with gel. LinenSpa/Lucid claims the gel is “temperature regulating…to prevent overheating.” Dr. Swartzburg and others have questioned the effectiveness of gel in cooling. In “Does Gel Memory Foam Keep You Cooler?” he points out that the cooling effect is temporary. Gel cools by absorbing the body heat of the sleeper, and with a warm body on the mattress, it eventually becomes saturated with heat and can’t absorb any more. LinenSpa and Lucid say the gel transfers the heat.

Bamboo Charcoal

The three highest Lucid mattresses – two 14” and one 16” – add bamboo charcoal memory foam. The bamboo charcoal is added to the memory foam to regulate both temperature and moisture. The choice of bamboo as the source of the charcoal is three-fold: First, bamboo is generally seen as a more ecologically responsible source than forest trees. Second, the structure of bamboo with its long, straight fibers results in filaments of charcoal. Third, bamboo is an abundant resource where the foam is made – China.

The charcoal filaments channel moisture from perspiration and room humidity. The charcoal also conducts heat away from the surface. The 14” Triple-Layer Gel Memory Foam Mattress has a 2” layer of bamboo charcoal memory foam under the 3” layer of gel memory foam, while the 14” Plush Three-Layer Gel Memory Foam Mattress and the 16” Natural Latex and Memory Foam Mattress have a 1” layer of bamboo charcoal memory foam quilted into the cover.

Cooling through Airflow

Airflow is more effective for long-term cooling than methods depending on heat absorption by the mattress materials. Air flowing through and out of the mattress carries the heat out with it. It also brings in cooler air for more cooling.

Airflow in LinenSpa and Lucid

The only way the gel can continue to cool as it approaches the absorption limit is when it transfers the heat to the air. This is the mechanism cited by Malouf/LinenSpa/Lucid. Their memory foam and latex layers are vertically ventilated to let air flow through. The gel in the top memory foam layer “transfers” the heat, presumably to the air in the pores.

Although there is some airflow in LinenSpa and Lucid mattresses, it is limited. The air has to go out the same way it came in. The flow of air is enhanced when it can also reach outside the mattress below the upper layer. However, the firmer foam in the bottom (base) layer will not be as air permeable as the comfort foam above – most memory foam is now open-cell, allowing air to filter through.

Airflow Enhancement

Different mattress manufacturers have developed different solutions to enhance airflow. Some use convoluted foam in a lower layer. The egg-crate shaped convoluted surface does allow air to travel horizontally to the sides to flow through the border of the mattress cover. However, this surface is not as stable as a flat foam surface, and the points of the convolution are subject to greater stress, increasing the likelihood that they may deform or break, compromising the support of the upper layer(s).

Airflow Transfer System

Dr. Swartzburg and Selectabed engineers designed the patented Airflow Transfer System for more efficient cooling. This is an option in several Selectabed mattresses, including the Tri-Pedic, and is standard in TempFlow mattresses and the Snuggle-Pedic Mattress. Channels are cut into the top surface of the base support layer. Air flows horizontally through the channels from and to vertical ventilation of the upper layers while the flat-top ridges provide sure support. The efficiency of this is demonstrated by Dr. Swartzburg in this video and is illustrated in this Snuggle-Pedic videographic. As can be seen, this is two-way airflow.

Latex

Two of the Lucid mattresses have latex comfort layers. They do not identify the latex as Dunlop or Talalay, but they do say it is “natural.” That designation can include some synthetic latex content. The claim is not 100% natural. However, some claim that a blend of natural and synthetic latex increases durability, and others claim a lower risk of allergic reactions.

The latex foam is ventilated for airflow. This does not automatically identify it as Talalay, since makers of latex foam now often ventilate Dunlop latex as well as Talalay. Dunlop latex is the less expensive process, making it a more likely choice for lower cost mattresses.

Base Support

Bed mattresses by Linenspa and Lucid have two kinds of support: high-density polyurethane foam and coil innersprings. Both kinds of mattresses are bed-in-a-box models.

Support Foam

In LinenSpa and Lucid foam mattresses, the support core is 1.6 lbs/in3 polyurethane foam. Mattress experts, like Dr. Swartzburg, have a standard of about 1.8 lbs/in3 for the base foam to provide enough support to keep the more conforming upper layers from bottoming out, yet still have enough give to allow cushioning.

Coils

LinenSpa has three innerspring mattresses: 6″ Inner Spring Mattress, 8″ Spring and Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress, and 12 Inch Gel Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress. The lower two have 6” Bonnell coils. These are without the perimeter rod found in traditional in-store mattresses. The absence of this rod enables the mattress to be compressed and rolled for shipping in a box. The 12” Hybrid has 8” pocketed (encased) coils. Both kinds of innersprings are identified by LinenSpa as “heavy gauge” coils.

Covers

The cover fabric for the higher Lucid mattresses is a blend of 10% Tencel and 90% polyester. On Lucid mattresses less than 10” high, it is 100% polyester.

Some of the LinenSpa brand mattresses have a different cover fabric compositions for the top panel and the border. Two of the memory foam mattresses have a blend of bamboo rayon with polyester and spandex (lycra).

Certifications

All LinenSpa foams are certified by CertiPUR-US as free from toxic substances, including heavy metals and chemical flame retardants, and low in VOCs (volatile organic compounds). On the other hand, the Biogreen Memory Foam in Tempflow mattresses has been tested by UL as exceeding the GreenGuard Gold standard for VOCs, the strictest of all.

The latex is not certified by GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard), which indicates it is probably not 100% natural.

Neither LinenSpa nor Malouf list any certifications, such as Oeko-Tex and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) for cover fabrics on their mattresses and pillows.

Sleep Trial and Warranty

LinenSpa does not post a sleep trial/return period as such on their site, but they do state it under FAQs as the answer to the question, “Do you accept returns?

We accept returns no questions asked up to 30 days after the purchase date on your receipt for a full refund. After those 30 days you may make a warranty claim if there is a defect with your product and your product is covered by a manufacturer warranty.

The warranty is 25 years for all Lucid mattresses and the 10” and 8” Linenspa gel memory foam mattresses. For the LinenSpa 5” gel memory foam mattress and the innerspring mattresses, it is 10 years. The folding mattresses have a 3-year warranty.

Pillows

LinenSpa and Weekender pillows are covered in the Malouf review under Memory Foam Pillows.

Country of Origin

All Lucid and LinenSpa mattresses and pillows are made in China. The advantage of this (for now) is the lower cost. However, of course, manufacturing in China calls the quality of the foam into question. Dr. Swartzburg, along with many others, advises buying memory foam products made in North America and Europe, since they have consistently higher quality and more strictly enforced standard. Here in the United States, it pays to look for a Made in the USA certification.


LinenSpa & Lucid on Amazon

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LinenSpa and Lucid Mattresses on Amazon

Models with over 1,000 Reviews
Sorted by Average Rating
Mattress Model Average Rating Reviews Price
Queen
LinenSpa 8″ Memory Foam and Innerspring Hybrid Mattress 4.5 1,620 $180.00
LUCID 5 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress – Dual-Layered 4.4 1,398 $139.00
LUCID 12 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress – Triple-Layer –  Pound Density Ventilated Gel Foam 4.2 1,019 $391.99
LUCID 10 Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress – Dual-Layered 4.2 4,076 $239.99
LUCID 4 Inch Folding Mattress 4.0 1,071 $149.99
LINENSPA 6 Inch Innerspring Mattress 3.9 1,608 $129.99

LinenSpa Pillows on Amazon

Top 4 Sorted by Number of Reviews
Pillow Average Rating Reviews Price
Queen
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LINENSPA Shredded Foam Reading Pillow 4.2 1,115 $21.77 std
LinenSpa Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Gel Memory Foam 4.0 861 $44.99
LINENSPA Low/Medium/High Profile Contour Memory Foam Pillow with Washable Cotton Cover 4.3 316 $74.95 high
$74.95 med
$74.95 low
LinenSpa Dual Zone Low or High Loft Foam Ergonomic Pillow with Specialized Neck Support 3.6 219 $20.99  Low
$27.99  high
Top 5 Sorted by Average Customer Rating
LINENSPA Low/Medium/High Profile Contour Memory Foam Pillow with Washable Cotton Cover 4.3 316 $74.95 high
$74.95 med
$74.95 low
Linenspa Wedge Pillow with Removable Velour Cover 4.2 167 $29.99
LINENSPA Shredded Foam Reading Pillow 4.2 1,115 $21.77 std  size
LinenSpa Shredded Memory Foam Pillow with Gel Memory Foam 4.0 861 $44.99
LINENSPA Memory Foam Pillow with Removable, Washable Cover – High Loft Plush 4.0 24 $44.99