The DreamCloud is a hybrid, bed-in-a-box mattress from DreamCloud that combines the pressure relief of foam with the support and mobility of coils. It features a Eurotop construction that allows for slight sinkage into the bed. DreamCloud calls this a luxury mattress, but does it live up to the hype?
Hybrid mattresses can vary a lot when it comes to their feel and the sleep positions they best accommodate. So I was curious to put the DreamCloud through my full range of tests, and I’m excited to share what I learned with you here!
Ready to learn about this online hybrid? Read on for my comprehensive review! Or skip on down to my review summary if you only have time for the nuts and bolts.
The DreamCloud mattress is the flagship mattress of DreamCloud, an online mattress and bedding company. Currently, the DreamCloud is the only mattress in the company’s line-up. It’s designed to provide a luxurious sleeping experience for multiple sleeping positions at a less-than-luxury price. In addition to the DreamCloud mattress, DreamCloud also sells mattress bases, pillows, sheets, a mattress protector, and a weighted blanket.
We won’t look at all those products today, but we will compare the DreamCloud mattress to some of its biggest competitors, including the Saatva and Nectar mattresses. Before we do that, let’s get to know the DreamCloud!
What Is the DreamCloud Made Of?
The DreamCloud is a hybrid, bed-in-a-box mattress that combines several layers of memory and poly foams with pocketed coils. The combo of foams and coils creates a balanced feel of comfort and support. The Eurotop construction lets you sink into the top of the bed, while the bounce from the coils means it’s still easy to switch positions during the night.
Let’s take a closer look at what’s inside of the DreamCloud!
Cover – The thin cover is made from a blend of cashmere and polyester. It’s quilted with a touch of memory foam to provide some body-contouring and sinkage right off the bat.
Eurotop – Next up is a Eurotop made from two layers of foam. The top layer is gel-infused memory foam, which provides some body-contouring and pressure relief. The bottom layer is a slightly firmer poly foam, which provides support as you sink further into the mattress. The combination of pressure relief and support here could appeal to both back and side sleepers.
Support Layer – Beneath the Eurotop’s transitional layer, there’s a support layer made of pocketed coils. These coils provide decent mobility, so sleepers shouldn’t feel stuck in the mattress. The coils are individually wrapped, so they move independently of one another. This can help reduce motion transfer, which could appeal to couples.
Base Layer – Finally, there’s a base layer made of high-density poly foam. This layer doesn’t have much of an impact on the bed’s feel, but it does provide a firmer surface for the coils to press off of.
Also worth noting? The mattress has nice edge support, which lets sleepers utilize the full surface of the mattress. This could be a good option for couples, who want to maximize every square inch of a mattress so they don’t feel cramped.
How Firm Is the DreamCloud Mattress?
Now that we know what’s inside the DreamCloud, we can start to make sense of how it feels to sleep upon it! Let’s get the party started by looking at the DreamCloud’s firmness.
First, a heads up: Firmness is somewhat subjective. Your body weight, shape, size and personal preferences will all affect your impression of a mattress’s firmness – and the same is true for me! So just remember that my assessment isn’t the absolute authority here.
Based on my experience with the DreamCloud, I ranked it around a 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. The industry standard for medium firmness is 6.5, so the mattress is right around medium firm.
Looking at the DreamCloud’s construction gives us a lot of clues as to why it’s medium firm. The mattress uses a combination of pressure-relieving foams and supportive coils to keep things from getting either too firm or too soft. The support of the coils balances out the gentleness of the foams, and vice versa – leading to a firmness that’s right around medium. The balance of comfort and support on this mattress should appeal to both back and side sleepers, who need some pressure relief combined with support to maintain spinal alignment.
Testing the DreamCloud Mattress
Firmness can tell us a lot about a mattress, but it doesn’t tell us everything. To really determine whether a mattress is a good match for you, it’s also critical to think about Pressure Relief and Motion Transfer. So let’s do that now!
In case you haven’t come across this term before, let’s define what we’re talking about when it comes to pressure relief. Briefly, this refers to a bed’s ability to alleviate tension at sensitive areas such as the hips, lower back, and shoulders. It tells you whether a mattress will ease pressure on various parts of your body so you can sleep comfortably in your preferred sleep position.
To test the Pressure Relief on the DreamCloud, I used a handy-dandy pressure map. I place this device on top of the mattress, hop on top, and let the map track my body’s force as I try different positions. Low-pressure areas are highlighted in blue, and the highest pressure areas show up as red.
Back – When I’m on my back, I feel like my weight is evenly distributed. I sink in a touch and enjoy some pressure relief from the foam layers. At the same time, I’m feeling adequate support from the pocketed coils, which prevent my hips from sinking so deeply into the mattress that they throw my spine out of alignment. I think this could be a great option for back sleepers. The coils also provide enough mobility that I can change positions easily.
Side – Just as I did on my back, I feel a nice combination of pressure relief and support when I’m on my side. The pillow top is soft enough that I’m not feeling “jammed up” at the shoulder or hip. This could be a great option for side sleepers or combo sleepers who switch between their side and back at night.
Stomach – When I’m on my stomach, I’m not feeling any pressure points. But in this case, the pressure map doesn’t tell the whole story. My hips sink in a bit too far, and I think my lower back might start to ache if I spent all night in this position. Folks who only spend a small portion of the night on their stomach might do okay with this mattress, but strict stomach sleepers will probably want to look for something firmer.
Motion Transfer is another factor that will affect whether a mattress matches your sleep needs. The term refers to whether you’ll feel a sleeping partner’s movements if they shift around during the night. This assessment is extra important for folks who share a bed with a partner, child, or pet.
To test motion transfer on the DreamCloud, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from 4 inches, 8 inches, and 12 inches. These heights mimic various movements, from run-of-the-mill tossing and turning to getting out of bed or jumping on top of it. Next, I measured the disturbance caused by each of these drops. The bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance!
Some hybrid mattresses do a good job of isolating motion transfer, while others… not so much. It all comes down to whether the motion-absorbing foams or the bouncy coils have a bigger impact. So I was curious to see how the DreamCloud would perform! As it turns out, I was pretty impressed with the results. The memory foam in the top layers of the mattress does a nice job of tamping down motion and preventing disturbance across the bed. This tells me the DreamCloud could be a decent choice for couples.
If you’re considering the DreamCloud, then you’ve probably been researching its competitors as well. So let’s pit the DreamCloud against some of its biggest competition so you can see how these mattresses stack up!
- The Saatva is an innerspring mattress with a coil-on-coil structure. It has great bounce and mobility, and sleepers should feel like they’re on top of the bed (as opposed to “in” it). While the DreamCloud also offers decent mobility, sleepers do sink into the bed a bit.
- The Saatva comes in three different firmness levels. Its Luxury Firm model has a medium firm feel and is closest to the firmness of the DreamCloud. You can also choose from a softer or firmer model.
- Both the Saatva and DreamCloud offer great edge support, which could make either mattress a good option for couples.
- The Saatva has a more traditional construction. It’s not compressed and shipped in a box. In contrast, the DreamCloud is a bed-in-a-box mattress.
- The Saatva and DreamCloud are priced fairly similarly.
Want to learn more about how the Saatva and DreamCloud stack up? Check out my full comparison!
- The Nectar is an all-foam, bed-in-a-box mattress. While the DreamCloud is also a bed-in-a-box mattress, it combines foams with coils for a hybrid construction.
- The Nectar has a thick layer of memory foam on top that allows sleepers to sink deeply into the mattress and enjoy a ton of pressure relief and body contouring. Sleepers will feel more “in” the bed than on top of it. It’s harder to switch positions on the Nectar, because it doesn’t have the bounce that the DreamCloud gets from its coils.
- Thanks to its thick memory foam layer, I really like the Nectar for side sleepers. You shouldn’t feel pressure at the shoulder or hip in this position. The DreamCloud is also a nice option for side sleepers, but it’s not quite as pressure relieving as the softer Nectar.
- The Nectar is a great value mattress that comes in at a lower price than the DreamCloud.
Curious to know more about the Nectar versus the DreamCloud? Learn more in my full comparison!
Wowza, you’ve nearly made it to the end of this review! Before we go our separate ways, just one question remains: Is the DreamCloud right for you? I can’t answer that on your behalf, but I can share a summary of my pros and cons for this mattress!
- This should be a great choice for back sleepers. The mattress provides nice support while allowing some sinkage into the memory foam for comfort and pressure relief. The coils should offer enough support to keep the shoulders and hips aligned with the spine, which can help sleepers avoid back pain.
- This could also be a great option for side sleepers. The soft foams in the cover and Eurotop let you sink in for some pressure relief. When I tried the mattress in this position, I didn’t experience any pressure build up around my shoulder or hip.
- This mattress could be well-suited to couples. The foams in the top layers of the mattress do a great job of cutting down on motion transfer, and the strong edge support lets couples utilize the whole mattress.
- The mattress sleeps a little hot. If you’re prone to overheating in your sleep, you might need to look for a mattress with more cooling materials or invest in cooling sheets to pair with the DreamCloud.
- Strict stomach sleepers probably won’t get enough support from this mattress. If you spend all night in this position, the bed might not keep your hips elevated and properly aligned with the spine. Strict stomach sleepers will most likely want a firmer bed.
- Trial: 365 Nights
- Shipping & Returns: Free
- Warranty: Lifetime
How Much Does the DreamCloud Cost?
|Twin||39" x 75" x 15"||$799|
|Twin XL||39" x 80" x 15"||$999|
|Full||54" x 75" x 15"||$1,199|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 15"||$1,299|
|King||76" x 80" x 15"||$1,499|
|California King||72" x 80" x 15"||$1,499|
Is DreamCloud good for side sleepers?
In general, yes. The soft foams in the Eurotop do a great job of allowing sleepers to sink into the mattress and enjoy some pressure relief around the shoulder and hips.
Do you need a box spring with a DreamCloud?
No, a box spring isn’t necessary for sleeping on the DreamCloud. The mattress is designed to work on a slatted bed frame.
How long does a DreamCloud mattress last?
The DreamCloud has a lifetime warranty. That said, most online mattresses last for approximately seven to 10 years. Not coincidentally, that’s also the recommended time frame for replacing most mattresses.
How long does DreamCloud take to expand?
With any bed-in-a-box (such as the DreamCloud), we recommend that you let the mattress expand for at least a few hours or overnight before sleeping on it for the first time. The mattress will continue to expand for two to three days, and its firmness and feel will change a bit as it does.
- Edge Support
DreamCloud features a hybrid design that combines high quality foams for comfort with the support of a pocketed coil system below. The quilted cover is supported by several layers of dense foam and placed over coils, giving the mattress an overall firm and feel that could be great for back and stomach sleepers. DreamCloud’s mattress also features a special edge support system, which allows sleepers to lay securely near the edge of the mattress, making the bed feel a bit bigger.