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dreamcloud vs casper mattress review

DreamCloud vs Casper Mattress

Is the original Casper mattress the right pick, or should you get the luxury DreamCloud mattress?

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.
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DreamCloud is a premium hybrid bed that has a fairly unique pillow top feel. The mattress also comes with a full year trial period and an "Everlong Warranty".
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The flagship Casper mattress is a 12" all-foam bed-in-a-box that has a soft, neutral-foam feel that all sleeper types will enjoy. The company also recently introduced the Casper Hybrid mattress, which is more ideal for large folks.

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 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 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 but not by much.
  • 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.

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.

DreamCloud Mattress

BEST FOR:

  • Folks who want a bed with a pillow top
  • All types of sleepers (side, back, stomach and combo)
  • All body types
  • Folks who need extra support (coils)
  • Indecisive shoppers (365-night trial period)

The DreamCloud 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.

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Pillow top feel with a hint of memory foam

Overall, the bed 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. Regardless, if you’re a memory foam fan, chances are you’ll dig the feel of the DreamCloud bed.

Options For Heavier Individuals

One advantage that DreamCloud has over the original Casper is that it’s 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 mattress uses an 8″ pocketed coil system for its support structure.

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Casper mattress construction

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 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 is one of the better mattresses we’ve ever tested in this department.

DreamCloud mattress provides solid edge support

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.

Casper Mattress

BEST FOR:

  • Folks who prefer a soft, neutral-foam feel
  • Petite and medium size people
  • Shoppers looking to spend $1,000 or less (queen size)
  • All sleeper types (side, back, and stomach)
  • Couples (good edge support and motion isolation)

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 slight 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 at the top of 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 above 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.

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Soft, comfortable foam feel

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.

Motion Isolation

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.

SEE ALSO: Casper Mattress Comparison (Wave vs Original vs Essential)

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, 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, DreamCloud is the better choice. If not, go with Casper.

We hope this comparison has been helpful. Thanks for choosing the Slumber Yard.

Review Team

Jeff Rizzo

Jeff Rizzo

Combo Sleeper

Matt

Matt Ross

Back Sleeper

louis cote

Louis Côté

Side Sleeper

JD

JD Christison

Combo Sleeper

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.

Responsiveness

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.