DreamCloud vs Casper Mattress
Is the original Casper mattress the right pick, or should you get the luxury DreamCloud mattress?
Last Updated: September 25, 2020
DreamCloud and Casper are two of the most well-known bed-in-a-box companies on Earth. Casper was one of the early entrants in the space, while DreamCloud is a newer brand that has exploded in recent years. In this post, we break down the pros and cons of each bed so you can make a more informed purchase decision.
DreamCloud Mattress vs Casper Synopsis
If you just want to get down to business, here are the primary points of differentiation between these two beds.
- Construction – DreamCloud Premier is a 15″ thick hybrid mattress that combines 8″ pocketed coils with gel memory foam and a quilted Euro-top. Casper offers both hybrid and all-foam models.
- Feel — The DreamCloud Premier mattress has a pillow top feel with a little memory foam mixed in. The Casper mattress has more of a neutral foam feel overall.
- Price — Casper is the more affordable option between the two.
- Motion Isolation & Edge Support — DreamCloud gets the edge when it comes to edge support (pun intended), while Casper gets the nod when it comes to motion isolation.
- Hybrid Option — In this comparison we also have a section for the DreamCloud vs Casper Hybrid debate.
Obviously, those are just the quick hit points, though. There’s a lot more you should consider before pulling the trigger on a new mattress. Keep reading for more details.
The DreamCloud Premier mattress is 15″ thick and comprised of coils, memory foam and a quilted Euro-top. You can feel the gel memory foam in the bed but the euro top balances it out to a certain extent. As a result, we’d describe the bed as having a pillow top feel but with a tinge of memory foam to it.
The entry-level DreamCloud, on the other hand, is 1″ thinner and has a comfy pillow top that’s not quite as prominent as DreamCloud Premier’s.
Overall, DreamCloud Premier is still soft and comfortable, just don’t expect the top layers to conform to your body’s shape as much as other memory foam beds. If you’re into that memory foam feel, you can opt for the standard DreamCloud model which we think offers more of a conforming feel.
Options For Heavier Individuals
One advantage that DreamCloud and DreamCloud Premier has over the original Casper is that they’re thicker and contains coils. We generally like to point heavy folks (250+ lb) towards beds that are thick and contain coils. For reference, the DreamCloud Premier mattress uses an 8″ pocketed coil system for its support structure.
With that being said, we’d also like to note that Casper recently introduced a hybrid version of their flagship bed (named the Casper Hybrid) that is just as suitable for heavier folks as DreamCloud. Here’s our short review video about the bed.
To summarize, beds that contain coils tend to be more durable and supportive than beds (like the original Casper) that simply use a dense foam for its support structure. That’s because coils provide what we call bi-directional support, meaning the coils compress, as well as push back against pressure. That’s important for heavy people who place extra weight on a bed throughout the night.
Edge Support Analysis
DreamCloud and DreamCloud Premier gets the edge over the original Casper when it comes to edge support. Don’t get me wrong, the Casper mattress actually provides pretty decent edge support for an all-foam bed, it’s just that DreamCloud Premier is one of the better mattresses we’ve ever tested in this department.
This is an important topic for couples who share a smaller size bed (i.e. full or queen). A bed with good edge support means there is more useful surface area for you and your partner to spread out and have your own space without feeling like you’re going to fall off the bed.
Longer Trial Period
As we stated above, DreamCloud comes with a 365-night trial period. This is great for consumers who don’t necessarily know what kind of mattress they like. With DreamCloud, you’ll have plenty of time to figure it out.
In this comparison, we are primarily focusing on the original Casper mattress. If you want more information about how DreamCloud compares to the Casper Wave mattress, be sure to check out our full Casper Wave vs DreamCloud comparison of those two beds.
Casper Is More Affordable
Casper has the edge on DreamCloud when it comes to price. Based on MSRPs, a queen size Casper is about $200 less than a queen size DreamCloud before any discounts.
Both companies are pretty aggressive when it comes to discounts, though. You can almost always find some sort of Casper coupon code or promo code. Check the green box on your screen to see what kind of discount you can currently get. Typically, Casper’s discounts are typically $50-$100 off.
While they don’t offer many actual coupon codes, DreamCloud is almost always running a big sale. Last we checked, they were running a $200 off sale. You can check the green discount box on your screen to see if it’s still live.
Soft, Neutral-Foam Feel With Casper
While Casper technically uses a layer of memory foam, it actually sits just below the top layer of the bed, which is made of an open-cell proprietary foam. As such, you really don’t feel much of the memory foam second layer. Instead, the top layer gives the bed more of a soft, neutral-foam feel. What we mean by neutral-foam is that it doesn’t feel quite like memory foam and it doesn’t really conform to your body the way memory foam does.
Still, the bed is very soft and accommodating and we’ve found that the majority of people out there really enjoy the feel of the flagship Casper mattress. It even made our list of the Most Comfortable Mattresses.
If you decide to spring for Casper’s hybrid mattresses, they have a very similar construction to the original model, except for the addition of coils in the new Casper Hybrid and Wave Hybrid. You can read more in our Casper Wave vs Casper post.
While DreamCloud gets the win in terms of edge support, Casper gets the win when it comes to motion isolation. This isn’t a huge shock as all-foam beds tend to outperform their hybrid counterparts in this department. Hybrid beds just have a little more bounce due to the coils.
The Casper mattress does a great job of deadening movement. The bed easily passed our tests. This is another important subject for couples. Sleeping on a bed that isolates motion well means you won’t be disturbed as much by your partner’s movements. No one wants to be jarred awake every time their partner gets up to grab a glass of water or go to the bathroom. That can lead to nightmarish night of sleep.
DreamCloud vs Casper Hybrid
Now that Casper makes more than just foam mattresses, there’s a natural debate that emerges—and that is DreamCloud vs Casper Hybrid. In this section we will describe the Casper Hybrid mattress, and how it compares to DreamCloud. These are both innerspring mattresses, but with a completely different feel.
The interesting thing about Casper Hybrid is that it is nearly identical in firmness and feel to the Original Casper. The bed is around a “medium” on the firmness scale (i.e. a little softer than DreamCloud) and has the neutral, soft foam feel that Casper is known for.
The main difference between Casper Hybrid and DreamCloud is feel and firmness. Of course, that means that the design is different too, but it manifests itself in the feel and firmness. It’s another comparison that involves soft foam and memory foam.
Casper Mattress vs DreamCloud Review Verdict
You made it to the end of the post! It’s been a long ride, but hopefully you’ve learned some stuff on the way. If you’re still struggling with the decision between these two beds, ask yourself a few questions.
First, what’s your budget? If you’re short on cash, Casper is likely the more ideal choice. However, you’ll still probably want to check the discounts each company is currently offering and go from there.
Next, what sort of feel do you like? If you like memory foam or a pillow top feel, DreamCloud is the better choice. If not, go with Casper.
How heavy of a sleeper are you? If you have a petite to medium body type, you can get away with Casper. If you weigh over 230 lbs, though, we suggest you consider a DreamCloud Mattress model .
We hope this comparison has been helpful. Thanks for choosing the Slumber Yard.
How The Policies Work For Casper And DreamCloud
DreamCloud and Casper both make it extremely easy for consumers to test their beds. In fact, pretty much all online mattress brands do. Buying a mattress online these days isn’t nearly as scary as it was a decade ago. Why you ask? Let’s find out.
The Casper mattress ships for free and arrives on your stoop (I know not everybody has a stoop, but I like that word) compressed in a box. From there, just move the box to your room and simply unbox and unroll the mattress onto your bed frame or foundation. Just make sure to give the mattress about 24-72 hours to fully inflate before you sleep on it. Once the mattress is delivered, Casper gives you a 100 night risk-free trial period to test out the bed.
Basically, if you decide the mattress isn’t for you in those first 99 nights, no worries, just contact customer support and they’ll take care of you. Casper will arrange for a third party to come pick up the mattress from your home free of charge. From there, just provide customer support proof that the mattress had indeed been picked up and they’ll issue you a full refund. See, I told you it wasn’t that scary. Casper also backs their mattresses with a 10-year warranty. You can read more about it on Casper’s website.
Just so you know, all these policies (free shipping, free returns, 100-night trial period, and 10-year warranty) are pretty standard for the online mattress industry. However, some companies like DreamCloud go above and beyond.
The DreamCloud mattress also ships free and arrives rolled up and compressed. However, it doesn’t arrive in a box. Rather, it just comes in a protective covering. Again, once you unroll the bed, just make sure to let it breathe for about 24-72 hours. It’s also worth mentioning that we’ve heard some grumblings about the DreamCloud mattress taking a long time to arrive. We didn’t have that issue, but regardless we’d say expect the mattress to take a couple weeks to arrive. In other words, don’t be expecting the mattress to arrive overnight. Instead of 100 nights, though, DreamCloud gives you a full year trial period. That’s not a typo. They’re literally giving you 365 nights to test the bed and decide whether you want to keep it.
If you do decide to return the mattress, the process works the same way as described above. Bottom line, you’ll be able to get a full refund. In addition to a long trial period, DreamCloud backs their mattress with a friendly Everlong Warranty. You can read more about what that entails on DreamCloud’s website.
Similarities Between Casper And DreamCloud
If you’ve read this far, you now know how these two beds differ. However, they do have a couple similarities, as well.
Universally Accommodating Beds
Both beds are solid choices for all types of sleepers. Both Casper and DreamCloud provide a good amount of support under your lower back and trunk to keep your spine properly aligned. However, again, if you’re a heavier back or stomach sleeper, we’d recommend going with DreamCloud, which will provide more support. Both beds also offer a good amount of pressure relief for the hips and shoulders of side sleepers.
Lastly, both beds are also fairly responsive, meaning they both snap back to position after pressure is released. This is great for active sleepers who move around a lot. Generally, these types of sleepers will find it much easier to switch between positions on responsive mattresses.