DreamCloud is part of the luxury mattress revolution. Tired of seeing massive showroom markups, DreamCloud created their one and only mattress and began selling directly to the customer. Now, you can get a luxury mattress for a fraction of a showroom price, but is it worth it?
Let’s take a look at DreamCloud to see if this is the new mattress love of your life.
Construction And Materials
DreamCloud uses an astonishing eight different layers in their mattress. Old styles of beds had a single layer, usually coils, that forced your body to conform to the mattress instead of the other way around. The result? You woke up with pain in your pressure points and lower back.
Memory foam tried to correct this, but old styles conformed to your body too much, creating that dreaded sinking feeling. Other types of softer mattresses only worsened the problem by causing your spine to overextend.
DreamCloud’s layers both conform to and support your body.
- The first two layers are memory foam, one gel infused and one quilted. The gel infused layer helps wick heat and moisture away from your body, so it doesn’t build up as you sleep. The quilted layer is soft but still responsive, so you have less of that dead foam feel.
- The next two layers are denser support foam. These begin to push back against your body once your widest parts reach those surfaces. Your shoulders and hips sink further into the mattress, but your torso stays filled in. They also help transition you to the final support layer.
- Micro coils form the basis of the mattress. They’re individually pocketed, so you’ve got less motion transfer, but the bed has excellent structural integrity and support. The final layer is another layer of dense support foam for overall structure and edge support.
- The cover materials are a soft cashmere blend with a natural flame retardant made from thistle. It’s breathable and allows airflow directly to your body without feeling stiff. It stretches well with the contouring layers, so you get full advantage.
Firmness And Sinkage
DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress is rated at about a seven on a ten point firmness scale. That’s decidedly in the medium-firm range, so back and stomach sleepers should feel fully supported without any pressure to the upper shoulders or lower back.
Side sleepers still get a lot of contouring though with the ultra soft top layers. The bed feels a little softer, but overall, it’s on the firm side. You won’t see much compression as you lay down. Sinkage is minimal and mostly concentrated in the top gel and quilted layers.
Edge support is critical if you plan to use every part of the mattress for sleeping (hello, couples). Mattresses with poor edge support have more compression towards the ends and sides of the mattress than the middle. This has you fighting over the sweet spot towards the center of the mattress.
DreamCloud’s reinforced edges show minimal compression. You can use the edge of the mattress to get comfortable if you’re a side or stomach sleeper, and if you’re part of a couple, no fighting over the sweet spot.
Micro-coils and three different layers of dense foam give the mattress its structure. The coils cause it to feel more like a traditional mattress in that sense, but you don’t lose any of the contouring of memory foam either. Overall, well done.
DreamCloud uses individually pocketed coils to dampen the effects of motion throughout the mattress. If your partner tosses and turns constant throughout the night, this will be good news. The most obvious culprit of motion transfer is coils, but DreamCloud wraps them individually, so you have the support but not the constant jiggle of traditional coils.
The foam layers below and two dense foams on top further dampen any motion from reaching the surface. The premium-quality, contouring layers on top reduce that jiggle down even further, so you have a still surface to sleep.
An extra benefit of motion isolation is that if one partner is significantly heavier than the other, the bed prevents that extreme dip that causes you to roll towards each other all night. Instead, the surface of the bed remains mostly flat for both parties.
The cover materials are a cashmere blend but don’t think of your winter sweaters. It’s breathable, quality material that circulates air flow from the foam layers of the mattress to your body. The flame retardant properties are natural thistle derivatives, so there are no synthetic materials there to cut down on breathability.
The top layers of foams are premium quality, open-cell foams. The gel infused top layer quickly redistributes heat away from the body, returning the top layer to the ambient temperature of the room. The quilted layer has pockets that allow air to move throughout.
The dense foams and the coils both have pockets of air flow, with the coil layer the most breathable of all. This prevents heat from building up in the core of the core of the mattress and reflecting back to your body throughout the night. If you found traditional memory foam way too hot, DreamCloud might be a better solution for you.
Sleep Positions And Support
DreamCloud is a combination support mattress. It’s suitable for a variety of sleep needs and preferences. If you and your partner have different sleep preferences, DreamCloud is a good compromise without giving up too many critical factors.
Side sleepers traditionally need a softer mattress, but you should find that the top two layers of foam allow your shoulders and hips to decompress and lay straight without falling asleep before you do. The foam fills in the curves around your torso to keep your spine aligned. The edges are good if you’re the type of side sleeper that uses the edge to get into position.
Stomach sleepers usually need an ultra firm mattress, but here, the layers prevent too much sinkage. You should get a bit of contouring around the hips and knees, but you won’t sink so far that you overextend your back. The foam layers push back to keep you somewhat on top of your mattress rather than in it.
The DreamCloud is excellent for back sleepers and back pain. It uses the right combination of support and contouring to help the spine and lower lumbar region decompress. Foam fills in the gap in your lower back while maintaining the length of your spine. Instead of waking up with pain, you wake up with support.
It reduces motion transfer and regulates temperature, so you spend less time tossing and turning looking for a comfortable position. Once you fall asleep, you’re more likely to remain in that position for longer, reducing the chances you’ll wrench your back moving around in the middle of the night.
DreamCloud does a pretty good job of accounting for heavier than average people. Some mattresses show too much compression for the mattress to be supportive. Other mattresses have too much give in the contouring layers, reducing their effectiveness and making the mattress feel firmer than its rating.
DreamCloud doesn’t have an official weight rating, but we’re pretty confident recommending the mattress to those who may be above average size. The coil layer provides a lot of stability and the foam transition layers reduce the amount your body interacts with that coil layer. You’ll still feel the mattress at the firmness rating of the average sleeper.
If you’re part of a couple where one partner is significantly heavier than the other, this is also good news. The mattress won’t create as much of a dip underneath the heavier partner, so you won’t roll towards each other in the middle of the night. The surface stays firm for both. The smaller mattress sizes may not perform quite as well here simply because of lack of space, but a queen or above, you should be fine.
It takes between two and five business days for your mattress to ship to you once you place your order. They’re made and delivered from the USA, so you aren’t waiting for delivery from overseas.
You have two different options for delivery. For regular delivery, the mattress is compressed and shipped right to your door. You open the box and tear away the plastic (don’t cut) from the mattress to allow it to reinflate. Your bed should be ready in just a few hours.
This type is convenient because you don’t spend all day waiting for the delivery truck. If you can’t schedule your day around delivery, your mattress will be waiting on your doorstep. The downside is that no one will help you get the mattress into place.
The other option is white glove delivery. A delivery person brings your mattress during a particular window. He or she will help you set up your new mattress and haul away your old one if you’ve opted for that. It makes the transition smooth and effortless. The downside is that you have to carve out a significant amount of time during your day to wait for your mattress to arrive.
Trial Period And Returns
DreamCloud gives you an astonishing 365 days to try out your mattress. You have to have time for your body to adjust to a new mattress and to allow old aches to fade. With DreamCloud, you have a full year to track your sleep patterns and improvement before you have to decide if the mattress is the right one.
You should spend at least 30 nights on your new mattress to allow it to break in a little and offer maximum comfort. If you decide that you don’t like the mattress, DreamCloud will remove the mattress from your home with no charge to you. Their customer service is straightforward and gets things done quickly.
DreamCloud also has one of the best warranties around. During the first ten years, Dream Cloud will replace a defective mattress for free with no cost to you in fees or shipping. After ten years, they will decide if they should replace it altogether or repair and recover it.
Make sure your mattress is adequately supported so that you don’t void this warranty. Improperly supported mattresses cause more substantial dips and sinkage, and this will void any replacement eligibility.
DreamCloud also offers a mattress cleaning and refreshing any time during the first year of its life for free. After that, you are eligible for one more free cleaning during the lifetime of the mattress.
This policy should keep your mattress cleaner over its life and more like a newer mattress even after a few years of sleeping on it. It’s an excellent policy to keep the mattress more like new. It’s an unusual policy that you probably didn’t know you needed but will transform the experience for you.
Are you ready for this? If you spent any time in showrooms, you probably have sticker-shock. Retail markups are a significant part of mattress prices, especially luxury style mattresses
DreamCloud sells directly to the consumer, so the markup is significantly less. They own their factories and distribution centers, so you get a premium quality mattress for considerably less.
The cost to upgrade your old mattress to a DreamCloud queen is just under $1400 typically. The company has a financing option that you can apply for directly through their website and check out as usual.
Adding white glove delivery and removal adds $149 to your total. Shipping itself is free, and taxes are applied based on your state sales tax.
You Will Love DreamCloud If:
- you need a combination support mattress as part of a couple. If your sleep needs are vastly different from each other, this may solve that issue well.
- you like innerspring responsiveness and the contouring of memory foam. You don’t have to sacrifice either for this mattress.
- you want a luxury style mattress without a showroom. Eight layers of premium materials give the DreamCloud a hotel quality feel for a fraction of the regular showroom price.
- you need good motion isolation. If you or your partner are restless sleepers, you won’t disturb each other nearly as much. Also, the mattress discourages frequent position changing in the first place.
- you want time to decide. DreamCloud’s year-long trial period gives you plenty of time to accurately track sleep improvements and changes in any existing pain or pressure points.
- you think you might need to have your mattress thoroughly cleaned in the future. DreamCloud builds that into your warranty so halfway through the life of your bed, you can have it refreshed.
You May Not Love DreamCloud If:
- you prefer the feel of an all foam mattress. This one does have a bit more response than a traditional memory foam mattress.
- you prefer a genuinely soft mattress. Although DreamCloud’s European style top design should give many soft-mattress lovers the type of contouring they love, it’s still not going to register as ultra soft.
- you prefer to try a mattress out in a store first. DreamCloud does offer a very generous trial period if you think it might be the mattress for you, but you won’t be able to walk in and test it out in the store before you purchase.
DreamCloud has only one mattress, but they’ve poured everything they’ve got into this model. It’s a universally comfortable firmness level that should offer a lot of support without sacrificing the cushiness you crave. We love that the eight layers work together to provide support without losing any of the contouring.
It’s suitable for a variety of sleep positions and preferences. The generous warranty and sleep trial more than makeup not being able to test the mattress out in a store before deciding to buy it. We think that if you take the plunge, you’ll probably keep it.
Overall, we think DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress is an excellent alternative to the hassle of buying a mattress in-store and paying retail markups. Happy sleeping and congratulations to your wallet!