Allswell vs DreamCloud Mattress
Should you purchasing a mattress from Allswell or DreamCloud? We have all the details for you in this guide.
Last Updated: September 17, 2020
Allswell and DreamCloud are two popular hybrid mattresses at drastically different price points. Allswell Home is known as a budget mattress brand, and they offer three different beds. DreamCloud, on the other hand, is a luxury mattress that comes with a full-year trial period. In this comparison we break down the reasons why you'd buy go with Allswell or DreamCloud.
If you are in a rush or are hunting for something specific, let’s take a quick look at what this comparison is going to cover.
- Construction — These are both hybrid mattresses that use coils and foams, but DreamCloud is 4-5″ thicker (depending on the model).
- Feel And Firmness — Both beds are around medium-firm, though, DreamCloud Premier has more of a memory foam feel.
- Sleeper Type — Who will sleep best on a bed is dependent, in large part, to the position they prefer.
- Price — Both are affordable, but Allswell is just hard to beat on price considering its a mattress under $500.
That’s just a quick outline. There’s more to know when comparing The Allswell and DreamCloud models. As a heads up, Allswell Home makes three beds in total, but this comparison focuses on their flagship model, though, we do mention Allswell Luxe and Supreme.
Background On Allswell Home
Before diving into the meat and potatoes about Allswell, we wanted to address a few things you should know about this mattress brand.
First and foremost, Allswell is owned by retail giants, Walmart, which means that they have the backing and support of an incredibly successful business. For some people, this is a huge win, for others, this might not be your cup of tea. You’ll know who you are.
If you check out the Allswell website, you’ll notice that there are actually three different Allswell mattress models: Allswell (the base model), Allswell Luxe and Allswell Supreme. They use a “good, better, best” model where each mattress gets increasingly luxurious and increasingly expensive as you “move up the ranks,” so to speak. We think that all three beds are a really good value though.
For the purposes of this comparison, we are mainly going to cover The Allswell, their base model, because it is the most affordable and accommodating of the three and likely the one that most people will be looking into.
Just to orient you, though, we will say that the Allswell Luxe is a 12″ thick hybrid mattress with a soft foam feel. It sits right around true medium on our firmness scale and every size is under $900.
The Supreme adds another two inches and comes in at 14″ thick. Of the three models, we would say that this one feels the most like a memory foam hybrid and, as such, has a bit more of a cradling and contouring feel. Still, this mattress is somewhere between medium and medium-firm and has a price tag of under $1300.
Whatever you are looking for, and whatever you are willing to spend, Allswell has options.
Allswell’s Hybrid Construction
Inside of the 10″ thick Allswell mattress, you’ll find four separate layers, all of which serve a purpose within the bed.
The bottom-most layer is a layer of dense poly foam, which essentially acts as a firm foundation for the rest of the mattress. From the surface, you won’t really feel this layer of foam, but it should help make your mattress stronger.
The next layer is a 6″ system of pocketed coils. The coils give the mattress a great deal of bouncy and resilient support. Also, in case you were wondering, whenever we use the word “hybrid” to describe a mattress 99.99% of the time it is because of the presence of coils or springs within that mattress. Any bed that uses multiple materials, just like your gas and electric loving Prius, is a hybrid mattress. More often than not, this hybrid structure consists of a layer of springs and one or more layers of foam. These can range from latex hybrid to memory foam mattresses and everything in between, but coils are a really common component.
On top of Allswell’s coil layer is a 2″ thick slab of poly foam, which has a neutral and accommodating feel. This kind of foam is comfortable and soft without being too spongey or too contouring.
The top layer of the mattress is a 3/4″ gel memory foam quilted cover. This top-most layer, in conjunction with the support from the coils and the soft feel of the poly foam makes the bed have an overall comfortable feel.
How Firm Is Allswell?
On our scale from soft to firm, we rated the Allswell base model mattress as medium to medium firm. In terms of feel and firmness, it reminds us a lot of the firmer Brooklyn Bedding mattress.
It is worth noting that when we talk about firmness, it is relatively subjective. We have tested hundreds of mattresses and have a team of folks who are all different shapes, sizes and sleeping preferences, so we try to rate each mattress with the average sleeper in mind.
Heavier people, though, will often find that mattresses feel firmer than average for their frame while petite people will often feel like the average mattress is a bit on the firmer side.
Keep in mind that every single sleeper is different. Your body type and sleeping style will play a huge role in determining what a bed feels like to you, but there are also some factors that are harder to account for. We try to take every sleeper into consideration when we talk about the feel and firmness of a mattress, but sleep is super personal, so we always recommend taking advantage of your mattress’s trial window to guarantee it is right for you.
Who Is This Mattress Best For?
Keeping in mind that every sleeper is different, there are definitely a few things that make Allswell a good contender for several different types of sleepers.
First, when it comes to sleeping style, there are actually certain things that you’ll need from your mattress that will vary based on how you sleep.
Back and Stomach sleepers for example, need a mattress that will support their spine and prevent it from dipping or sagging as they sleep flat all night long. These sleepers, then, need a mattress that is firm and supportive enough to provide ample lumbar support. Allswell, thanks to its pocketed coil support, has our stamp of approval in this category.
Side sleepers on the other hand, typically need a mattress that offers more pressure relief than it does support. Though Allswell’s basic model isn’t what we’d call soft, per se, it does offer a fair amount of pressure relief and is still plenty comfortable thanks to the special quilted cover.
We’d say it is a decent choice for most side sleepers, but if you are a side sleeper looking for a soft and plushy bed that will cradle your body, we’d recommend going for one of the two other models from Allswell, as they are softer, or picking another great mattress for side sleepers.
Combination sleepers, who tend to change their sleeping position throughout the night, are an interesting case. Because this bed is fairly supportive and plush, we’d say it is a pretty good choice for combination sleepers. Again, though, this is a matter of preference.
If you are a combination sleeper who spends a lot of time on your side, you may want something softer—up to you. We’d also note that Allswell fares pretty well in terms of responsiveness. It is not as responsive as some other innerspring mattresses, likely thanks to the inclusion of memory foam, but it does bounce back quickly enough that it should be fairly easy to shift your position on.
No matter what your body type is, we think that Allswell should also be a pretty swell option. Heavier folks will probably like the support that comes from the pocketed coils while light sleepers will typically find that the gel memory foam quilted cover is comfortable enough for them.
Allswell Is Super Affordable
We are honestly so impressed with how low the price is of the Allswell mattress. We have certainly seen beds that are within the $300 range, but often they are all-foam beds that are not quite as well made as other mattresses. With Allswell, you can get a queen size mattress for around $400—what a bargain!
DreamCloud is also relatively affordable, we’d say, for the quality of mattress that you get, but when you compare the two head to head, it is easy to get sticker shock with DreamCloud $1,400 or so queen size mattress.
Hear us out here, we have seen a lot of really luxurious mattresses that share some characteristics with DreamCloud which retail for nearly double the price. In general, we think that around $1,000 for a high-quality mattress is a fairly common and reasonable price to pay.
If your biggest concern when shopping for a mattress is the price, then Allswell is definitely the front runner. If, though, you have a bit of a higher budget, don’t count DreamCloud out quite yet.
DreamCloud vs DreamCloud Premier
We want to take a moment to differentiate the two DreamCloud mattresses. The first is DreamCloud Premier which is what we’ll be focused on in this review. It has a 15″ construction, and more of a plush pillow-top feel than the other model. It’s also a little firmer than the flagship DreamCloud, making it more ideal for back and stomach sleepers.
The DreamCloud Mattress, on the other hand, has a 14″ construction and is a bit more affordable than the Premier. And rather than a pillow-top feel, it has a new-age memory foam feel that conforms to your body, but bounces back quicker than traditional memory foam. We rated it around a medium on our scale, and this it’s more suited for side sleepers than DreamCloud Premier.
DreamCloud Premier’s Hybrid Construction
Like Allswell, DreamCloud Premier is a hybrid mattress with foam comfort layers. Unlike Allswell, though, there is a bit more going on under the hood for DreamCloud.
The base layer of the mattress is a thin layer of dense support foam. This is followed by the 8” thick pocketed coils, which are supportive and resilient, giving the mattress a distinctive responsiveness that you can only get from metal coils.
There is a transition layer of more poly foam on top to the pocketed coils, which helps to neutralize some of the bounciness of the coils, which you will feel when it comes to motion isolation. Though DreamCloud is a hybrid mattress, it does a pretty good job of limiting cross-bed motion, which is a huge perk for couples who share a bed.
The mattress then has a special layer of gel-memory foam. This foam is pressure relieving and works to cradle and contour to your body, giving the bed a memory foam forward feel. Unlike full memory foam mattresses, like one of our favorites, Nectar, DreamCloud has a unique soft and cushiony feel because it uses a thick quilted euro-top to top off the mattress.
The Euro-top is covered in a soft cashmere blend cover and is what gives this mattress such a luxurious look and feel. The “Cloud” in DreamCloud isn’t far off, we’d say that this is a really soft and comfortable mattress that is easy to love. The unique pillow-top feel combined with the contouring memory foam and the supportive coils give DreamCloud a really solid construction and feel that is pretty suitable for just about any sleeper.
Rating For Firmness Level
Though the top layers of the mattress make it pretty plushy, this is still a fairly firm and supportive mattress. We put DreamCloud at a medium to medium-firm on our soft to firm scale.
Again, keep in mind that body type plays a huge factor in firmness and feel. If you are on the heavier side, DreamCloud will likely feel a bit more toward medium. Still, though, we think that this is a pretty darn good mattress for larger folks.
Is DreamCloud Good For All Sleeper Types?
As long as you aren’t opposed to a bit of a memory foam feel, we think that DreamCloud is a viable option for all sleeper types.
The supportive coils and dense base foams give this mattress a fair amount of support and structure, which is ideal for back and stomach sleepers. On the other hand, side sleepers and combination sleepers should find that the mattress offers enough contouring pressure relief for their hips and shoulders because of the soft memory foam and euro-top.
DreamCloud is responsive and resilient without being too bouncy, meaning it is pretty easy to change your position in your sleep without much issue.
For sleepers who have body types that are on the smaller side, this bed should be fairly comfortable, but honestly it is a really thick and dense mattress that might just be bigger than you need if you are petite.
Allswell vs DreamCloud Final Verdict
If you are still trying to decide which of these mattresses is the right one for you, here are a few questions that you can ask yourself to narrow things down a bit.
- What is your budget? If you are looking for the cheapest option, you really cannot beat the affordability of Allswell.
- Are you concerned about not having enough time to decide? DreamCloud has a 365 night trial window which will give you ample time to determine if the mattress is right for you.
- Are you a fan of memory foam? Though both beds use memory foam, neither has a strictly memory foam feel: DreamCloud has more of a pillow top feel while Allswell has more of a mixed neutral foam feel.
- What position do you sleep in? For side sleepers, DreamCloud offers just a touch more pressure relief.
- Are you interested in a supportive hybrid mattress? Great! Both of these beds use pocketed coils to add support and stability.