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|The Brooklyn Signature is an affordable hybrid mattress that comes in three different firmness options. Overall, the bed has a soft, neutral-foam feel and comfortably accommodates all types of sleepers.|
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|DreamCloud is a thick, durable hybrid mattress that combines pocketed coils, memory foam and a quilted euro top. The bed has a mixed memory foam feel and works for sleepers in all positions.|
Before we discuss each mattress individually, let’s first quickly examine the primary differences between the Brooklyn Signature and DreamCloud beds. That way, you have a basic understanding of the topics that will be covered during this review.
If you came here looking for how the Brooklyn Aurora compares to DreamCloud, you can use the link below to jump directly to that section.
For now, let’s start with the important details you should know about the flagship Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress.
The Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress is comprised of four different layers that total 11″ thick. For its support framework, the bed utilizes 1″ of high-density foam and 6″ pocketed coils.
For the comfort layers, you have 2″ of transitional Energex foam and 2″ of the company’s patented TitanFlex Foam. The special TitanFlex foam is designed to combine characteristics from both memory foam and latex foam.
As we alluded to above, the main comfort layer on the Brooklyn Signature mattress is made to resemble both memory foam and latex foam. It’s soft and comforting like memory foam, but it’s also fairly responsive just like latex foam.
As a result, the mattress has what we consider to be a soft, neutral-foam feel. In other words, the top layer doesn’t wrap or conform to your body like traditional memory foam (i.e. it’s more neutral). For the record, a lot of consumers actually prefer beds that have this type of feel. For some people, the conforming sensation that memory foam is known for is just a little too much.
One clear advantage the Brooklyn Signature has over DreamCloud is the fact that it comes in multiple firmness options. Consumers can choose between soft, medium and firm versions of the bed. Here’s where we think each model lands along the firmness scale.
Please note that firmness is subjective. Our ratings above are meant to be used as a guide. Your height, weight and body type all play in role in how a particular mattress will feel. For example, heavy individuals typically think most beds feel soft, while lightweight individuals typically think the opposite is true.
Considering the Signature mattress is available in three different firmness profiles, we feel confident that every type of sleeper out there will be able to find a model that suits their specific sleep habits.
In our opinion, the soft Signature mattress is most ideal for people who spend the majority of the night on their side. For people who rotate between their side, back and stomach, we see the medium Signature mattress being the best option. Lastly, if you tend to favor your back or stomach, we’d recommend going with the firm Signature bed.
Besides firmness options, price is another major advantage the Signature mattress holds over DreamCloud. Simply put, the Brooklyn Signature is much more affordable. Comparing queen size MSRPs, you’re looking at about $950 for the Brooklyn Signature and $1,400 for DreamCloud.
The price discrepancy doesn’t stop there, though. Brooklyn Bedding seems to be a little more aggressive as far as discounts. In most cases, you can expect to receive 15-20% off the Signature mattress via coupon code. That kind of discount would bring the queen size Signature below the $800 mark. Be sure to locate the green discount box on your screen for current pricing and promo codes.
To be fair, DreamCloud regularly runs sales as well. The normal discount ranges from $100-$200. You can check the company’s website to see what the current promotion is.
Besides the Signature mattress, Brooklyn Bedding offers several other beds as well. Out of that group, the Brooklyn Aurora sticks out as another competitor to the DreamCloud mattress. As such, we thought it would be fitting to include the Aurora in this comparison as well. Here’s the skinny on the bed.
As you probably noticed, the Aurora mattress shares several similarities with the Signature mattress. The real story here is that it’s a cooling bed designed for hot sleepers. The phase change material we referenced above is actually cool-to-the-touch and does a great job of preventing sleepers from warming up throughout the night. Bottom line, if you tend to heat up while sleeping, the Aurora mattress is the most ideal bed included in this comparison.
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Compared to the Brooklyn Signature, the construction of the DreamCloud mattress is slightly more complex. The bed is made up of six different layers totaling a massive 15″ thick.
For its foundation, the bed uses support foam and 8″ pocketed coils. For the comfort layers, the bed uses gel memory foam and a quilted euro top. Wrapping all the different layers is a cashmere blend cover, which gives the bed a premium look and feel as if it belongs in a Four Seasons hotel.
Although DreamCloud often gets categorized as a memory foam mattress, we actually don’t think the bed has a traditional memory foam feel. Sure, you can definitely feel the gel memory foam near the surface of the mattress, but the quilted euro top somewhat balances it out.
The result is a super comfortable bed that we deem as having a mixed memory foam feel. The best way we can describe DreamCloud is that the feel of the bed is lands somewhere between TempurPedic and pillow top mattresses.
As far as firmness, we think DreamCloud rates somewhere between the medium and firm versions of the Brooklyn Signature mattress.
All in all, the bed is supportive thanks to its thick, hybrid design, but the comfort layers also provide a good amount of pressure relief.
If you really pressed us hard, we’d say the DreamCloud mattress is most ideal for back and stomach sleepers. This shouldn’t come as a major surprise, though, given these types of sleepers generally prefer slightly firmer mattresses.
With that said, we also think DreamCloud is a viable option for side sleepers. The memory foam and euro pillow top form a forgiving and pressure relieving surface for your hips and shoulders. It’s not our favorite side sleeping bed ever, but it’s definitely still accommodating.
We’re getting ready to close out this comparison, but before we do, let’s quickly review the major decision points between Brooklyn Bedding and DreamCloud in case you’re still undecided.
Budget – this is a pretty clear cut decision. If you’re looking to save money, the Brooklyn Signature mattress is the answer. It’s about $300-$400 cheaper than DreamCloud.
Overall Feel – this decision is not as clear cut. It really boils down to personal preference. If you’re the type of person who likes the feel of memory foam, go with DreamCloud. If you’re someone who’s not a big fan of memory foam, though, then go with one of the Brooklyn beds.
Primary Sleeping Position – Both mattresses comfortably accommodate sleepers in all positions; however, if you tend to favor your side, we think the soft or medium versions of the Brooklyn Signature are probably your best bet.
Hot Sleepers – If you sleep warm, the Brooklyn Aurora mattress is an excellent choice. In our opinion, it’s one of the best cooling beds on the market.
That’s all we have for you today. Hopefully you found this comparison helpful in your search for a new mattress.