Welcome to my DreamCloud vs. Casper comparison! Below, I’m going to compare these bed-in-a-box mattresses side-by-side so you can figure out which one is best for you and your unique slumber needs. If you’re in a hurry, skip over to my review summary to get the quick hits on both these beds.
So, without further ado, let’s get this bedtime showdown started!
DreamCloud vs Casper: Similarities and Differences
Let’s kick things off with a few key similarities and differences between these mattresses. Though I’ll be providing a thorough breakdown of each bed in this comparison, you should definitely check out my full DreamCloud mattress review and Casper Original mattress review for even more information.
- Both mattresses have a firm feel that should appeal to back sleepers.
- These mattresses fall in a similar price range, especially when you choose a larger size. So you can really focus on the features of each bed when deciding between them.
- Both beds are responsive, which means you won’t have trouble changing positions on them at night.
- The Casper is an all-foam mattress, while the DreamCloud is a hybrid mattress that includes pocketed support coils. This means the DreamCloud will be able to support more weight than the Casper.
- The Casper mattress uses a zoned support system that is softer at the shoulders and firmer at the hips. This is great for side and back sleepers who need a combination of support and pressure relief.
- The DreamCloud sleeps a little cooler than the Casper, which might be a nice perk for hot sleepers.
Which is Better for You?
What exactly do these differences and similarities mean for you? Take a look at the below list to find out.
- If you sleep on your back both of these beds could be a nice choice. They both offer a nice balance of pressure relief and support.
- If you sleep on your side the Casper might be better for you. This mattress uses softer foams around the shoulder area for a little added pressure relief.
- If you sleep on your stomach neither of these mattresses will be quite firm enough to offer the support you need.
- If you’re a combination sleeper both of these responsive beds could be a good fit for you.
- If you sleep hot the DreamCloud might be best for you, its cashmere cover helps dissipate body heat.
- If you struggle with back pain the Casper’s special zoned support system could help you find some relief.
- If you weigh over 230 lbs the DreamCloud might be the better choice for you. It includes pocketed coils for sturdier support.
What Do These Mattresses Feel Like?
To keep the conversation going, let’s examine these beds for a few key feel factors, such as firmness, pressure relief, sinkage, bounce, and more!
But, before we do that, I just want to acknowledge that “feel” is always going to be a subjective measure that could change a lot depending on one’s body size, weight, and weight. Therefore, the way I experience these mattresses could very well differ from how you experience them. For reference, I’m 5’10”, weight 190 lbs., and prefer to sleep on my stomach.
The DreamCloud mattress gets a 7/10 on the firmness scale from me, where 1 is the softest mattress in the world and 10 is the firmest. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, it’s clear this bed is on the firmer side.
I’m not too surprised by this rating because the bulk of the DreamCloud is composed of its foundational layer of pocketed coils. As we discussed in the construction section of this comparison, these coils bring a ton of bounce, support, edge support, and lift to the structure, working to position the sleeper squarely on top of the DreamCloud. I think back and combo sleepers will probably be most pleased by this vibe. Strict side sleepers, on the other hand, may find that the DreamCloud is too firm to provide the deep pressure relief they need at the shoulders, hips, and lower back.
Interestingly enough, I also gave the Casper a 7/10 firmness rating. However, it’s important to note that this doesn’t mean that these two beds feel anything alike.
If anything, I’d say the Casper has more of a medium firm feel than the DreamCloud as it strikes a really nice balance between pressure relief and support. You get a little bounce from the top layer of Airscape™ foam, a little give from the memory foam, and a healthy lift from the foundational layer of high-density poly foam. When brought together, these materials work to alleviate tension all across the body, which is why I often recommend the Casper to folks who struggle with back pain. I also think this mattress could be a good fit for combo sleepers, especially those who flip between their back and side in the night.
When choosing between the DreamCloud and Casper mattresses, your decision might just come down to price. So, let’s take a gander at how much these two beds cost side-by-side. And if you do decide to buy, remember that you can always use our special DreamCloud coupon or Casper promo codes to save big on your purchase!
What Are These Mattresses Made Of?
Next, let’s throw off the covers and see what’s cookin’ in these mattresses!
Cover – The DreamCloud cover is made from a soft cashmere blend, which lends the bed some immediate comfort and cooling. I should also add that there’s a bit of foam quilted into the cover for a little extra coziness.
Comfort – Underneath the cover, you’ll spot a layer of gel memory foam, which has a slow response to pressure for contouring relief at the shoulders, hips, and lower back. And though memory foam has a slight tendency for trapping and absorbing heat, the gel infusion here helps to cool things down.
Transition – A layer of firm poly foam helps curb the sinkage of the memory foam comfort layer and prepare the sleeper for the sturdy pocketed coils below.
Support – The bulk of the DreamCloud is made of this pocketed coil system, which brings a lot of firmness and lift to the structure. If you want to feel positioned squarely “on top” of your bed, you’ll likely enjoy the supreme bounce of these coils. Combo sleepers, in particular, could find a lot to love in this tall pocketed coil system.
Base – Below the coils lies a thin layer of poly foam to give the springs something off of which to bounce and respond.
Cover – Made of a knit polyester blend, the Casper cover is soft and cozy to the touch.
Comfort – Beneath the knit cover, you’ll spy a layer of the brand’s special Airscape™ foam. In my opinion, this material is pretty similar to latex foam in that it’s gentle, bouncy, and naturally cooling. It’s also been perforated with small holes, which makes it super breathable.
Contour – Right below the bouncy Airscape™ foam lies a layer of memory foam, which has a much slower response to pressure than the foam above it. This section has also been “zoned” for support, so has firmer foam at the hips for a little lift and softer foam at the shoulders for a little give. This helps to set the spine in a nice, even line, ensuring optimized comfort and support all night long.
Base – And finally we arrive at a base of high-density poly foam, which provides the mattress with its stability and shape.
To recap, let’s go over who each of these mattresses are best for. The DreamCloud is a hybrid mattress that uses both foam and coils to give bouncy support along with pressure relief. It’s a nice option for combination sleepers, who will want to feel more “on top” of their mattress than “in” it. Innerspring mattresses like the DreamCloud also provide great edge support and durability, so heavier sleepers are likely to enjoy this mattress. It also sleeps cooler than a foam bed or memory foam mattress, so hot sleepers are likely to do well on the DreamCloud.
Though the Casper mattress has the same firmness level as the DreamCloud, it feels quite a bit different thanks to it’s all-foam construction. The Casper also has a zoned support system, which makes it an especially good option for back sleepers, who will get the right amount of support they need on their pressure points. It’s also a nice option for those with hip or shoulder pain. The Casper also performed better than the DreamCloud on our motion transfer test, so couples are less likely to be disturbed by their partner on the Casper.
To get even more specific about my recommendations, let’s summarize a few of my favorite aspects of each mattress.
DreamCloud Best Features
- Heavier folks will likely appreciate the sturdy pocketed coil system, which works to lift the sleeper up and out of the structure, and adds durability.
- Hot sleepers may also enjoy how cool this mattress sleeps. If you’re someone who struggles with overheating at night, this could be an excellent pick for you.
- DreamCloud’s lifetime warranty makes it a great option for anyone worried about durability.
Casper Best Features
- The Casper could be a fantastic mattress for back pain, thanks to its interior layer of zoned support.
- It’s also got a nice medium firm vibe, which allows it to strike a satisfying balance between pressure relief and support, which makes it great for back sleepers.
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Sleepopolis Customer Service Ratings
We rate each company for their customer service based on factors like call wait time, politeness, and responsiveness. Companies can receive one of four ratings: Stellar, Great, Satisfactory, or Poor.
DreamCloud Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating
The DreamCloud got a Satisfactory rating because when I asked a question in their chat function, I was simply sent a link rather than given an answer. I got what I needed, but I would have rather they answered my question directly.
Casper Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating
- I gave Casper a Stellar rating because I was immediately able to chat with a human on their site as well as when I called. They answered my questions politely and accurately.
More from DreamCloud and Casper
Thus far, we’ve only been discussing the original DreamCloud and Casper mattresses, but it’s worth noting that both brands also sell other models. So, let’s take a peek at a few of those options!
- The DreamCloud Premier is pretty similar to the original DreamCloud mattress, but I would call it a luxury hybrid thanks to its thick pillow top layer.
- I consider this to be a medium firm hybrid mattress, which means it strikes a nice balance between pressure relief and support.
- The Premier is also quite bouncy, marking it as a solid option for combo sleepers or those who like to feel more “on top” of their bed than “in” it.
- For more info, read my full DreamCloud Premier mattress review.
In addition to the all-foam Casper, the brand also sells a few different hybrid mattresses. The term “hybrid” basically means that these beds combine top layers of foam with coils for a one-two punch of pressure relief and support.
- Casper Hybrid: The Casper Hybrid is exactly like the original all-foam Casper, except it’s got a foundational layer of pocketed coils instead of high-density poly foam. This makes it bouncier than the Casper we’ve been exploring in this guide; therefore, I’d recommend it for back and combo sleepers.
- Casper Nova Hybrid: For me, the Casper Nova Hybrid is the softest Casper bed, so could work well for those in need of pressure relief at the shoulders, hips, and lower back. It also sleeps cooler than the other Casper models.
- Casper Wave Hybrid: Featuring multiple layers of zoned support, plush memory foam, and springy coils, this luxury model has a dynamic and ultra-cozy feel.
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