If you’re on the market for a luxury hybrid mattress, you may want to consider the DreamCloud. Built with gel memory foam and sturdy pocketed coils, this bed strikes a super satisfying balance between pressure relief and support.
Curious to learn more? Then keep on reading for my full DreamCloud mattress review. In it, I’m going to detail this bed’s construction, describe its feel, and dive into some of its biggest competition. By the end, you’ll know without a shadow of a doubt whether or not this bed is the one for you.
So, let’s get into my review! Short on time? No worries! Just head on over to my review summary at the end.
Is the DreamCloud a Good Mattress for You?
Before we get into the details, I’ll answer the most important question: who will this mattress work best for? The DreamCloud is a firm hybrid mattress that offers a nice balance of support and pressure relief. I’d recommend it first and foremost to back sleepers, they should get the support they need at the lower back on this mattress. I also think the DreamCloud will work well for couples, it has great edge support, so they’ll be able to spread out over the entire bed. And finally, hot sleepers should like the DreamCloud. It sleeps pretty cool, so they shouldn’t overheat on this mattress.
On the other hand, if you’re a stomach sleeper or heavier sleeper the DreamCloud probably won’t offer you the support you need. I’d recommend checking out a traditional innerspring mattress if you fit one of these categories. Similarly, side sleepers might find the DreamCloud a little too firm. I’d recommend these folks look into a softer mattress that offers some sinkage around their hips and shoulders.
What Does the DreamCloud Mattress Feel Like?
Now that you’ve got a sense of whether or not the DreamCloud could work for you, let’s talk about how it feels! To kick off this conversation, I want to start with its firmness.
As with any feel factor, firmness is a subjective measure that could change depending on your body size, shape, or weight. Therefore, my read of the could very well differ from your own. For reference, I’m 5’10”, about 190 lbs. and prefer to sleep on my stomach.
After stretching out on the DreamCloud, I decided to give it a 7/10 on the firmness scale. When compared to the industry standard of 6.5 for medium firmness, this bed is just above medium firm.
The DreamCloud got a 7 from me because it strikes a really nice balance between pressure relief and support. There’s some gentle cushioning up top as well as some firm bounce in the bed’s core. I think this feel could work especially well for back and combo sleepers or anyone who likes to feel more “on top” of their bed than “in” it. Strict side sleepers, on the other hand, may find that the DreamCloud just isn’t quite soft enough for their needs.
Testing the DreamCloud Mattress
While firmness is definitely important, it’s not the only quality to assess in a new mattress. So, let’s test out the DreamCloud for two more factors: Pressure Relief and Motion Transfer.
Pressure relief refers to a bed’s capacity for alleviating tension at sensitive spots along the body, like the shoulders, hips, and lower back. To see how well the DreamCloud does that, we’re going to test it out with a pressure map.
Basically, I roll out this device, hop aboard, and let the map do the rest! As I move around between positions, the gadget tracks the force I’m exerting on the structure. It then produces a colored “map” of my pressure wherein green areas indicate zones of “low pressure” and red areas indicate zones of “high pressure.”
Back – The DreamCloud felt pretty nice on my back! As I sank into the bed, I could feel the top layers of foam filling in the space at my lower back for some pleasant pressure relief. And since the bed is so bouncy, I also found it easy to move around and change positions. Overall, I think the DreamCloud is a great mattress for back sleepers.
Side – Unfortunately, the DreamCloud wasn’t super comfortable on my side. This is a very firm mattress, which means it doesn’t provide a lot of room for the sleeper to sink in for pressure relief at the shoulders or hips. Strict side sleepers will likely want to check out a softer option.
Stomach – Where this mattress is too firm for side sleepers, it’s also too soft for strict stomach sleepers. These folks tend to prefer firmer structures that lift the hips in alignment with the shoulders, which this bed really didn’t do (at least for me). If you do spend a small percentage of your time on your stomach, I think you’ll be OK.
And finally, let’s chat about motion transfer. This factor refers to how likely you are to feel your bed mate’s movements in the night. We’re looking for low motion transfer here, which means the bed dissipates motion evenly across the entire structure. While everyone will want to pay attention to this measure, it could be especially useful for couples!
To illustrate this motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball from heights of 4 inches, Eight inches and 12 inches and measured the disturbance it caused: the bigger the lines, the bigger the disturbance.
These are pretty high motion transfer results, which tells me that you’re likely to be bothered by your partner’s movements in the night. When you consider how bouncy the structure is, this isn’t too surprising, but is still something you may want to think about.
What is the DreamCloud Made Of?
The DreamCloud combines gentle foam layers with a tall section of pocketed coils for a one-two punch of pressure relief and support. There’s also some cooling properties incorporated into the construction to keep temps low at night.
To see how all of this comes together, let’s dive underneath the cover!
Cover – The DreamCloud cover is made with a special cashmere blend, which is soft and cozy to the touch. It’s also been quilted with a bit of foam for a little added plushness.
Comfort – Beneath the cover, you’ll land on a section of gel memory foam. This material has a slow response to pressure, which allows the sleeper to sink in for some pressure relief at the shoulders and hips. While memory foam has a slight reputation for absorbing and trapping body heat, DreamCloud has managed to mitigate this issue by infusing its memory foam with some cooling gel. Hot sleepers, take note!
Transition – Up next, you’ll find a transitional layer of poly foam, which has a quicker response to pressure than the material above it. This layer is meant to ease the transition from the soft memory foam comfort layer into the firmer section of coils below.
Support – Here is where you’ll find the main support system of the mattress, which is made up of a tall section of individually wrapped coils. This springy layer brings a lot of bounce, firmness, and support to the structure, all but curbing the sinkage and body-contouring of the top two layers. I should also add that the spaces between the coils promotes some nice airflow throughout the structure, which works with the gel memory foam to increase the cooling of the mattress.
Base – And last but not least, we find a thin section of poly foam. You won’t really feel this layer too much as it mostly serves to give the coils something off of which to bounce.
The DreamCloud is a hybrid mattress in a box with a nice medium firm feel. I think this mattress is great for a variety of sleepers and was really impressed with its edge support, so it could be a great choice for couples. Along with that I found the breathable cashmere cover helps the DreamCloud sleep cool throughout the night. The DreamCloud’s lifetime warranty is a promising sign that it won’t sag too quickly.
My Favorite Things About the DreamCloud Mattress
- First and foremost, I’d recommend this mattress for back sleepers. The balanced feel of firm support and gentle pressure relief could be a real boon for these folks.
- Couples may also enjoy the extra support of the bed’s pocketed coil section. While this does make for some high motion transfer, it also helps maximize the usable surface area of the bed.
- I’d also say that the DreamCloud sleeps pretty cool! Therefore, it could be a nice pick for folks who run hot.
My Complaints About the DreamCloud Mattress
- Side sleepers will likely find that the mattress is too firm for their needs. I’d recommend that these folks look for a softer bed for deep pressure relief at the shoulders and hips.
- I’d also say that heavier sleepers may find that they sink straight through the top layers of foam, resulting in some discomfort as they interact mostly with the pocketed coil system.
How Much Does the DreamCloud Cost?
|Twin||39" x 75" x 15"||$599|
|Twin XL||39" x 80" x 15"||$699|
|Full||54" x 75" x 15"||$799|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 15"||$899|
|King||76" x 80" x 15"||$1,099|
|California King||72" x 80" x 15"||$1,099|
DreamCloud Policies and FAQs
Does DreamCloud need a box spring?
Nope, not unless you want one! The DreamCloud mattress can be placed on the floor or a standard bed frame. However, if you’d like to add a little extra height to your bed, you can always set the DreamCloud on a box spring.
How long will DreamCloud mattress last?
A high-quality mattress like this should last anywhere from 5-7 years!
Can you flip the DreamCloud mattress?
You can’t flip the DreamCloud mattress, but you can rotate it to prevent sagging. I recommend doing this at least once or twice a year.
Does DreamCloud offer a sleep trial?
Yes, DreamCloud offers a 365 night sleep trial.
How does the DreamCloud ship?
The DreamCloud ships free to your door in a compressed box.
Does DreamCloud offer a warranty?
Yes, DreamCloud offers a lifetime warranty on their mattresses, a great sign that these beds will be long-lasting.
Before we wrap up this review, I thought it might be a good idea to compare the DreamCloud mattress to some of its biggest competition on the market, including its sister bed the DreamCloud Premier and the Saatva mattress.
- The DreamCloud Premier is basically just the deluxe version of the DreamCloud, so is a little more expensive and a little more comfortable.
- I think the Premier has a fantastic, balanced feel with plenty of great support at the shoulders and lower back.
- In general, I’d recommend the Premier for back and side sleepers as well as couples, thanks to its extra layer of edge support.
- Learn more in our full DreamCloud Premier review.
- The Saatva is a high-quality innerspring mattress that features a sturdy coil-on-coil construction.
- It’s both firmer and more supportive than the DreamCloud, so could be a great fit for sleepers who struggle with back pain.
- Combo sleepers could also find a lot to love in the bouncy construction, which makes it easy to move around and change positions in the night.
- For more on this bed, take a look at my full Saatva mattress review.
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