The DreamCloud Premier 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 hybrid 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 see how the DreamCloud Premier would perform on 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.
Is the DreamCloud Premier a Good Mattress for You?
Before we get into the details, let’s address the most important question: will this mattress meet your sleep needs?
Who I recommend the DreamCloud Premier mattress for
- The DreamCloud Premier should be a great choice for back sleepers. It provides nice support while allowing some sinkage for comfort and pressure relief. Its pocketed coils should offer enough support to keep your spine straight, which can help you avoid back pain.
- This mattress could also be a great option for side sleepers. When I tried the mattress in this position, I didn’t experience any pressure build up around my shoulders or hips.
- 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, so you won’t feel too disturbed by a restless partner on this bed.
Who I don’t recommend the DreamCloud Premier mattress for
- 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 Premier. You can check out our best cooling mattress options to look at a few mattresses that don’t trap too much body heat.
- Strict stomach sleepers probably won’t get enough support from this DreamCloud. If you spend all night in this position, the bed might not keep your hips elevated and properly aligned with your spine. Strict stomach will most likely want a firmer bed. Check out some of our best mattresses for stomach sleepers for ideas.
What does the DreamCloud Premier Mattress Feel Like?
Now that you know which sleeping positions the DreamCloud Premier is best suited for, we can start to go into detail about how this mattress feels. Let’s get the party started by looking at the DreamCloud Premier’s firmness.
First, a heads up: firmness is 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 Premier, 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 Premier’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 a combination of pressure relief and support to maintain spinal alignment.
Testing the DreamCloud Premier 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 isolation. To give you an idea of how the DreamCloud performs in those areas, I ran it through a few tests.
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 sleeping position.
To test the Pressure Relief on the DreamCloud Premier, I used a handy-dandy pressure map. I placed this device on top of the mattress, hopped on top, and let the map track my body’s force as I tried different positions. Low-pressure areas are highlighted in blue, and the highest pressure areas show up in red.
Back — When I’m on my back, I feel like my weight is evenly distributed. I sink in a touch and enjoy some cushioning 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 the DreamCloud Premier could be a great option for back sleepers.
Side — Just like on my back, I feel a nice combination of pressure relief and support when I’m on my side. The DreamCloud’s pillow top and comfort layers are soft enough that I don’t feel pressure at the shoulder or hip. This mattress could be a great option for side sleepers or combination 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 Premier, I dropped a 10 lb. steel ball onto the mattress 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 Premier would perform.
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 Premier could be a decent choice for couples.
Also worth noting? The DreamCloud Premier has nice edge support, which lets sleepers utilize the full surface of the mattress. This is another reason couples might like this mattress. It will allow them to maximize every square inch of the mattress so they don’t feel cramped.
What Is the DreamCloud Premier Mattress Made Of?
The DreamCloud Premier 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 balance 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 Premier!
Cover — The cover is made from a cashmere blend. It’s lightweight and moisture-wicking, a nice perk for hot sleepers.
Eurotop — Next up is the Trueloft Eurotop layer. The Eurotop is quilted with gel memory foam. This provides some body-contouring and pressure relief. This plush pressure relief could appeal to side sleepers.
Comfort Layer — Below the Eurotop is a layer of high-density gel memory foam that offers slow sinkage and pressure relief. Another great feature for side sleepers.
Transition Layer — Next up is a layer of poly foam to help ease you down onto the DreamCloud Premier’s pocketed coil support system. This layer provides some gentle support that back sleepers might appreciate.
Support Layer — Beneath the Eurotop’s transition 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 and promote airflow, 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 innerspring coils to press off of.
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 Premier right for you? I can’t answer that on your behalf, but I can share a few of my favorite, and not so favorite, things about this bed.
My Favorite Things About the DreamCloud Premier Mattress
I love the pressure-relieving sinkage in this mattress. It feels like a true luxury mattress to me, which I think is especially great for side sleepers. I also really appreciate that the DreamCloud Premier balances that softness with great support. I think back sleepers will share my opinion there.
I also love how responsive the DreamCloud is, which combination sleepers should like too. And finally, I really appreciate that the DreamCloud isolates motion well despite its bounce. That, plus its firm edge support, makes me think most couples will also be fans of this DreamCloud.
My Complaints About the DreamCloud Premier Mattress
Though I am a big fan of this bed, one feature I’m not crazy about the fact that it sleeps a little hot. If you’re an especially hot sleeper, you might want to avoid this bed. Its layers of memory foam definitely trap some body heat.
Similarly, stomach sleepers will probably find the DreamCloud too soft to adequately support their hips. In fact, if you’re a stomach sleeper several of my favorite things about this mattress might actually be cons in your book!
I’ll also note here that a few DreamCloud customers have complained about the return process being slow or difficult. I don’t have any personal experience returning a DreamCloud, and most customers have received their refunds or replacements after a bit of back and forth. But, this might be something to note if a slower return process is an issue for you.
How Much Does the DreamCloud Premier Cost?
Cost is an important consideration when buying a new mattress. Take a look at the chart below to see how much the DreamCloud Premier will cost. And check out our DreamCloud promo code to get a great deal.
Prices listed will be before discount or offer on each size.
|Twin||39" x 75" x 15"||$899|
|Twin XL||39" x 80" x 15"||$1,099|
|Full||54" x 75" x 15"||$1,299|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 15"||$1,399|
|King||76" x 80" x 15"||$1,599|
|California King||72" x 80" x 15"||$1,599|
How is the DreamCloud Premier shipped?
DreamCloud offers free shipping. The DreamCloud Premier will ship to you in 5-10 business days and will arrive compressed in a box. You should allow a few hours for off-gassing once you unwrap your new mattress. If you decide to return your DreamCloud Premier, DreamCloud does offer a full refund in many cases.
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. DreamCloud does offer an adjustable base that works with this bed, you can learn more about it in our DreamCloud adjustable base review.
How long does a DreamCloud mattress last?
Most online mattresses last for approximately five to seven years. The DreamCloud premier is a hybrid mattress, so it will last longer than a foam mattress. I’d recommend checking your DreamCloud for signs of wear after about five years.
Does DreamCloud offer a warranty?
Yes, DreamCloud offers a lifetime warranty on all it’s mattresses. This is a great sign that DreamCloud is confident in the durability of their products.
Does DreamCloud offer a sleep trial?
Yes, DreamCloud offers a 365-night trial on the DreamCloud premier. A full year is a comparatively long trial period, which is another good sign that DreamCloud is confident in this mattress.
DreamCloud Premier Mattress vs
If you’re considering the DreamCloud Premier you’ve probably been researching its competitors as well. So let’s pit the DreamCloud Premier against some of its biggest competition so you can see how these mattresses stack up!
DreamCloud Premier Mattress vs Saatva Mattress
- 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 Premier 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 Premier.
- Both the Saatva and DreamCloud Premier 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 Premier is a bed-in-a-box mattress.
- The Saatva and DreamCloud Premier are priced fairly similarly.
- Interested in learning more about the Saatva? Check out the full Saatva vs DreamCloud Premier mattress review.
DreamCloud Premier Mattress vs Nectar Mattress
- The Nectar is an all-foam, bed-in-a-box mattress. While the DreamCloud Premier 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 Premier does.
- 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 Premier 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 at a lower price than the DreamCloud Premier.
- You can check out the full Nectar mattress review to learn more about this bed. Or head over to the Nectar vs DreamCloud mattress review to see how it stacks up against DreamCloud’s other mattress.
Other Models from DreamCloud
Curious about how the DreamCloud Premier stacks up against the original DreamCloud? Take a look below to find out!
DreamCloud Premier Mattress vs DreamCloud Mattress
- The main difference between these two models is the addition of a euro pillow top, giving the Premier a luxury feel.
- The DreamCloud is a great option for those who want a high-quality mattress but don’t want to pay for any extra features.
- Since the DreamCloud does not have a pillow top, it will feel a little firmer than the Premier.
- For a more in-depth look at the original DreamCloud, take a look at my full DreamCloud mattress review.
- Edge Support
The DreamCloud Premier has a medium firmness that’s great for a wide range of sleepers. The support level will be great for back sleepers and side sleepers will enjoy the pressure relief the pillow top structure provides. I also think couples will like the DreamCloud thanks to strong edge support and good motion isolation.
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