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- Comfort Layers – Although Awara and DreamCloud mattresses are considered hybrids and use pocketed coils for their support frameworks, the comfort layers on both beds differ significantly.
- Price – The flagship DreamCloud and Awara are priced similarly, but DreamCloud Premier is several hundred dollars more expensive.
- Feel – The DreamCloud Premier mattress has a mixed memory foam/pillow top feel, while the Awara mattress has a latex foam feel.
- Firmness – In our opinion, the DreamCloud Premier mattress is just a hair softer than the Awara mattress, while the flagship DreamCloud is softer than both.
- Ideal Sleeper Types – Both mattresses are solid options for back and stomach sleepers, but DreamCloud gets the edge for side sleepers.
Now that you have a little bit of a background regarding how these two beds compare, let’s dive head first into the finer details you should know.
Awara Mattress Design & Construction
The two primary layers that make up the Awara mattress are pocketed coils and natural Dunlop latex foam. The coils serve as the support framework for the bed, while the latex acts as the comfort layer.
For those of you who are unaware, natural latex is sourced from real rubber trees and is inherently hypoallergenic and antimicrobial. This is a big reason why health-conscious consumers seem to prefer latex mattresses.
Additionally, the cover of the mattress is made of New Zealand wool and organic cotton, which helps makes the bed even more appealing to these types of shoppers. Bottom line, if you’re looking for a bed that uses natural and organic materials, Awara is the winner in this comparison.
Feel & Firmness Analysis
The Awara mattress has a supportive latex foam feel. If you’re not familiar with latex foam, let’s go ahead and compare it to memory foam so you have a better idea of what to expect.
In simple terms, latex foam is much more responsive and resilient than memory foam. In other words, the material doesn’t contour to your body the way memory foam does. Instead, it feels a little more spongy and springy. It’s still soft-to-the-touch like memory foam, but it just doesn’t have that contouring sensation that memory foam has.
For some consumers, this is a positive. There’s a good portion of the population that doesn’t enjoy the feel of memory foam. They’d rather sleep in a bed where they don’t feel as if the top layers are sort of hugging them. If you fall into that group, then Awara is probably the bed you’ll want to go with.
Moving on to firmness, we think the Awara bed rates out near the firmer end of the scale. It’s definitely not what we would consider a soft/plush mattress.
Keep in mind, though, firmness is largely dependent on your body size. Heavy people tend to think most beds feel soft, while lightweight people tend to think the opposite. For example, a person who weighs more than 250 pounds will likely feel the Awara mattress belongs closer to a true medium rating.
Ideal For Back & Stomach Sleepers
In our opinion, the Awara mattress is best suited for people who spend the majority of the night on their back or stomach. Generally speaking, these types of sleepers prefer firm beds over soft ones, and obviously, Awara falls into that category. The pocketed coils and thick layer of latex foam combine to provide ample support under your lower back and trunk.
Unfortunately, for side sleepers, we just don’t think the Awara mattress is ideal. At the end of the day, the surface of the bed is just not forgiving enough for your hips and shoulders. This is the case with the majority of latex hybrid mattresses so it’s not a big surprise. If you spend a lot of time sleeping on your side, we’d say go with DreamCloud. Alternatively, you can always check out our list of the best mattresses for side sleepers.
Awara Is More Affordable Than DreamCloud
If you look at the MSRPs of both beds, there’s really not much of a difference. The queen Awara mattress costs around $1,300, while the same size DreamCloud mattress goes for around $1,400 (both after discounts). Still, if you’re operating with a limited budget and looking to save as much money as possible, then Awara is technically the cheaper option.
We should also mention that both brands regularly run sales. In most cases, you can expect to receive a $100-$200 discount on both beds come checkout. Be sure to locate the green box on your screen to check current pricing and promotions.
If both DreamCloud and Awara fall outside your price range, we’d recommend looking at our list of the best budget mattresses.
Inside The DreamCloud Premier Mattress
The design of the DreamCloud Premier mattress is a little more involved than the Awara bed. The mattress incorporates six different layers that total 14″ thick. Most notably, the DreamCloud Premier bed uses a combination of 8.5″ pocketed coils, polyfoam, gel memory foam and a quilted euro top.
Wrapping all the different layers is a cashmere blend cover that gives the bed premium, luxury hotel type look and feel.
What The DreamCloud Mattress Feels Like
Although the DreamCloud Premier mattress uses a thick layer of memory foam near its surface and is often touted as a memory foam bed, we actually the mattress has more of a mixed feel to it. The flagship DreamCloud, on the other hand, has more of that conforming memory foam feel.
Compared to Awara, we think DreamCloud Premier is a hair softer. The surface of the bed is just a little more forgiving. Compared to the flagship DreamCloud mattress, Awara and DreamCloud Premier are both firmer since the
As such, if you tend to prefer slightly softer mattresses, DreamCloud is the better option in the context of this comparison.
Accommodates All Types Of Sleepers
Since the bed still lands on the firm end of the spectrum, we think DreamCloud Premier is an excellent option for back and stomach sleepers (just like Awara). The mattress provides plenty of reinforcement for your lumbar region.
We also think DreamCloud is a good option for side sleepers as well. The memory foam and Euro pillow top combination forms a soft, pressure relieving surface for the hips and shoulders of side sleepers. It might not be our all-time favorite mattress for these types of sleepers, but it definitely gets the edge for side sleeping over Awara.
Verdict: DreamCloud vs. Awara Mattress Review
Now that we’ve covered both beds in more detail, you hopefully have an idea of which mattress is better for your specific sleep habits. If not, don’t worry, we realize purchasing a new mattress is a big deal and you want to get it right. As such, you may still be confused as to which mattress to get. Therefore, to wrap things up, let’s quickly cover the main decision points once again. Hopefully we’ll be able to point you in the right direction.
Overall Feel – This is a personal preference decision. There’s no right or wrong answer. If you like the feel of latex foam, go with Awara. If you like memory foam or beds with pillow tops more, go with DreamCloud.
Budget – Considering both mattresses are priced very close to one another, we don’t think this will be a major factor for many people. However, if you are on a tight budget and want to save the most money possible, Awara will likely be the more affordable option. Be sure to check the table at the top of this comparison for current discounts.
Firmness Preference – Both mattresses are close here, but if you tend to favor firm beds, we think Awara is the way to go. If you prefer soft beds, though, DreamCloud is the better option.
Primary Sleeping Position – Back and stomach sleepers will be just fine with either mattress, but if you sleep primarily on your side, we think DreamCloud is the more ideal bed between the two.
That’s it for this comparison folks. You can always check out more beds we’ve reviewed here.