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dreamcloud vs casper wave mattress review

Casper Wave vs DreamCloud Mattress

DreamCloud might be a hefty, luxury mattress, but how does it compare to Casper Wave?

There are so many options out there when it comes to budget bed-in-a-box mattresses, it can make your head spin. However, the options start to narrow when focus on more premium beds like the Casper Wave and DreamCloud. In this post, we break down the pros and cons of each bed so you can make a more informed mattress decision.
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Thick hybrid mattress that incorporates 8" pocketed coils, gel memory foam and a quilted euro top. The bed also comes with a 365 night trial period and an "Everlong Warranty".
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Casper Wave is a 13" all-foam bed-in-a-box that has a soft, neutral-foam feel and uses a special zoned support technology. The company also recently released a hybrid version of the bed, which is better for large people.

DreamCloud Mattress vs Casper Wave Synopsis

We realize you’re a busy person so to save you time, here are the primary differences between these two online beds.

  • Construction – DreamCloud is a 15″ thick mattress that uses coils, memory foam and quilted euro top. The Wave (all-foam and hybrid) has a special Zoned Support framework.
  • Feel — The Casper Wave has a soft, neutral-foam feel, while DreamCloud has a pillow top feel with a tinge of memory foam mixed in.
  • Price — DreamCloud is considerably more affordable than the Casper Wave.

Those are the big headline differences, but buying a new mattress is a big deal. Keep reading to learn more about each mattress.

DreamCloud Mattress


  • Individuals who like beds with pillow tops
  • All body types (small, medium and large)
  • All types of sleepers
  • Folks who want an affordable hybrid bed
  • Hesitant consumers (365-night trial period)

DreamCloud Is More Affordable

Last but certainly not least, DreamCloud is better for budget shoppers. It’s quite a bit cheaper than the Casper Wave.

For example, a queen size DreamCloud has a MSRP of about $1,200, while the queen size Wave goes for around $2,100. Those are just the MSRP prices, though. Both companies regularly offer discounts and coupon codes.

DreamCloud is very aggressive when it comes to sales. You can usually expect to receive a $200 discount upon checkout. That would bring the queen size below the $1,000 mark! Check the table above to see what the company is currently offering.

Casper also offer regular coupon codes and promo codes. You should be able to take advantage of a code that will discount the bed by $100-$200. Check the table at the top of the post or to see what the current promotion is.

If both of these beds are out of your budget, no problem, we got you covered. Check out our list of the Best Cheap Mattresses.

Special Pillow Top Feel

One of the big differences between the Wave and DreamCloud comes down to feel. In total, the DreamCloud mattress is comprised of six layers, including a thick layer of gel memory foam near the top of the bed. Accordingly, the bed has a memory foam feel. However, it’s not the memory foam feel you’re probably imagining.

Due to the quilted euro top, the bed doesn’t actually have a traditional memory foam feel. The comfort foams within the pillow top actually balance out the memory foam feel quite a bit. We’d say the bed overall has more of a pillow top feel but with a little memory foam mixed in.

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Comfortable pillow top feel with a bit of memory foam mixed in

As you will find out below, the Casper Wave has more of a soft, neutral-foam feel. Regardless, it’s important to note there’s no right or wrong when it comes to feel. It’s purely based on personal preference. Some people love memory foam, some people love firm beds, and some people love soft beds. It really just depends.

Firmness Rating

This is something DreamCloud actually has in common with the Casper Wave, but we wanted to mention it anyways since it’s a pretty important subject. Overall, we think the DreamCloud mattress lands around a medium on the firmness scale. It offers a nice balance between comfort and support.

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Accordingly, we think the DreamCloud mattress is a good choice for all types of sleepers. It doesn’t matter whether you consider yourself a side, back or stomach sleeper. For the record, we think the Casper Wave lands in the same firmness range and it too accommodates sleepers in all positions.

DreamCloud Is Better For Heavy People

All in all, we think both mattresses will accommodate all body types. However, if pressed, we’d say the DreamCloud is better for people who weigh more than 250 lb. Really, that decision is based on two factors.

First, it’s the thicker bed out of the two. As mentioned above, the DreamCloud mattress is comprised of six layers and totals 15″ thick. For comparison purposes, the Wave uses five layers and totals 13″ thick. Generally, we’ve found that thicker beds tend to provide more support and are also more difficult for heavy folks to bottom out.

Second and more importantly, the DreamCloud mattress incorporates coils. DreamCloud uses an 8″ pocketed coil system for it’s primary support structure. The Wave, on the other hand, is an all-foam bed that uses a dense support foam for its foundation.

Coils are more ideal for big sleepers since they are able to compress like dense support foam, but also push back and provide resistance against pressure unlike dense support foams. This is important for large body types who place a large amount of pressure on a mattress compared to small and average sized body types. Given this, we highly recommend the DreamCloud mattress for people who weigh a lot.

If you like the sound of Casper more, they also offer a hybrid version of the Wave that that we think would be just as good for heavier individuals. Speaking of, here is our short review video regarding the Casper Wave Hybrid mattress.

To wrap things up, yes, the Casper Wave hybrid is just as good of an option than DreamCloud for big guys. The downside, again, is the price tag. It’s quite a bit more expensive than DreamCloud.

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  • Folks who like a soft, neutral-foam feel
  • All types of sleepers
  • Consumers intrigued by Casper's zoned support framework
  • People who are not working with a limited budget
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Just to be clear, we’re not discussing the Original Casper mattress in this comparison. The Wave is Casper’s more premium option. It’s a thicker mattress that incorporates different layers and technology. However, if the Casper Wave isn’t for you, we’ve also published several Original Casper mattress comparisons.

The Wave Has A Soft, Neutral-Foam Feel

Compared to DreamCloud, the Casper Wave has more of a mixed foam feel, which isn’t a big shock considering its construction. The Wave uses layers of memory foam, latex foam, and proprietary foam (hence why we use the term “neutral”).

Overall, the bed is very comfortable and accommodating. It’s about equal to DreamCloud in terms for firmness.

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Again, just to reiterate, there’s no “winner” in terms of feel. A memory foam feel isn’t necessarily better than a mixed, neutral-foam feel or vice versa.

However, with that said, in our experience it seems like soft, neutral foam pleases a wide variety of people and preferences. It just seems like it’s a little less divisive than memory foam. As such, if you’re wavering on feel a little and looking to play it safe, the Wave is a great option.

Special Zoned Support Technology

The Casper Wave is quite unique in that it incorporates a Zoned Support Framework. The bed actually contains special layers that are split into thirds.

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The top and bottom portions are a bit softer to provide more pressure relief for your shoulders and legs and the center third is bit firmer to provide more support under your lower back and trunk. This ensures your body stays in proper alignment regardless of which sleeping position you’re in.

Casper Wave Mattress vs DreamCloud Verdict

Thanks for reading the entire post. We appreciate you sticking with us until the end. If you’re still struggling on which bed to choose, consider the following factors.

  • Price — If you’re on a tight budget, DreamCloud is the clear choice. It’s much cheaper than the Wave.
  • Feel — This comes down to personal preference. We can’t make the decision for you. You have to decide whether you like a pillow top feel with a little memory foam embedded (DreamCloud) or a soft, mixed foam feel (Casper Wave) better.

To be quite honest, those are the two big decision points with these beds. Thanks for choosing The Slumber Yard.

What Casper & DreamCloud Have In Common

You made it this far, so why not keep going? Below we go over the areas in which DreamCloud and the Casper Wave are similar.

Temperature Regulation

This is a popular topic in the bedding industry, but honestly it’s a hard one to pin down. Bedding companies love to talk about how their beds sleeps cool, but in practice there are a multitude of factors that affect how cool or warm you sleep. A lot of which are outside of the bed’s control. External factors like where you live, what kind of sheets you use, and what you wear to bed all make a difference.

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It’s hard to crown a winner for temperature regulation

With that said, we don’t think you’ll warm up on either of these mattresses. At the end of the day, we’d rate both mattresses as temperature neutral.

SEE ALSO: Best Cooling Mattresses

Partners Who Share A Mattress

Overall, we think both beds are solid options for people who share a bed. At the end of day, most couples won’t find any issues with either DreamCloud or the Casper Wave. With that said, each bed has the slight advantage over the other in certain areas that are important for couples.

First, we give the edge to the Wave in terms of motion isolation. This isn’t a huge shock considering all-foam beds generally outperform coils mattresses in this department (there’s no bounce). The Casper Wave does a great job of deadening movement. It passed our tests with ease.

Motion isolation is important for active sleeping couples (i.e. one or both partners move around a lot). The more a bed limits motion transfer, the better night’s sleep you’ll get because you won’t be disturbed if your partner rolls over or gets up.

When it comes to edge support, DreamCloud gets the win. The bed is just a little more solid than the Wave around the perimeter.

Solid edge support

This is important for couples who sleep on a smaller size mattress, like a full or queen size. Solid edge support means there is more useful area for both people to spread out and still feel supported.


Lastly, both beds are fairly responsive, meaning the top layers snap back quickly after pressure is released. This is a good thing for combo sleepers and people who tend to toss and turn or move around a lot. These types of sleepers will find switching positions effortless on responsive beds.

Review Team


McKenzie Dillon

Combo Sleeper


JD Christison

Combo Sleeper

Jeff Rizzo

Jeff Rizzo

Combo Sleeper


Matt Ross

Back Sleeper

Buying A Wave Mattress Or DreamCloud

Purchasing a mattress online these days isn’t nearly as scary as it used to be. In fact, that’s the major trend sweeping through the entire bedding industry. People are feeling much more comfortable buying online thanks in large part to the friendly policies all these bed-in-a-box companies offer. Let’s explore further, starting with Casper.

First, in select areas, the Casper Wave comes with free in-home setup. That means a delivery crew will bring the mattress to your house and set it up for you. If you don’t live in a participating area, the mattress will instead arrive compressed in a box and you’ll have to unbox and unroll it yourself. Just make sure to let it inflate for about 24-48 before sleeping on it.

From there, Casper gives you a 100-night risk-free sleep trial. This is what makes buying a mattress online so great. The company is allowing you test the mattress in the comfort of your own home for three months to decide whether you want to keep it. During the trial period, if you decide the Wave isn’t for you, no worries, just contact Casper customer support and they’ll take care of the entire return process. First thing they’ll do is schedule the mattress to be picked up by a third party crew (no additional fee). From there, just provide proof (usually just a pick-up receipt) that the mattress has indeed been removed and they’ll give you your money back. Additionally, Casper backs their mattress with a 10-year warranty. You can read about the full warranty on the company’s website.

Just so you’re aware, the polices we just went over are pretty standard for the mattress-in-a-box industry. That’s what you’ll receive with most online beds. However, occasionally, there will be companies that go above and beyond the standard. DreamCloud is one such example. They too offer free shipping (the bed arrives rolled up in a protective bag) and free returns. When it comes to the trial period, though, DreamCloud offers a full year for you test out the bed. If you decide you want to return it, the process works the same way described above. Further, the DreamCloud mattress comes with an Everlong Warranty. You can read exactly what that entails on the company’s website.