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Before we get into the post, here’s a quick rundown on what we’ll be talking about.
- Price — Leesa is more affordable than DreamCloud.
- Feel — DreamCloud has a pillow top feel with a little memory foam mixed in, while Leesa has more of a neutral foam feel.
- Construction — DreamCloud is a hybrid bed, while Leesa is an all-foam mattress.
These are just the highlights, though. Read through this post for more details and visit our full reviews on each bed for even more information.
DreamCloud vs Leesa: Short Overview
Whether you’re a first time mattress buyer, or you’ve had the same mattress since your pre-teen was born, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve tested over 100 mattresses and while we don’t claim to be experts, we know a lot about mattresses. If you explore our website, you’ll see we’ve written countless posts about them. In this comparison, we’re going to focus on the differences between DreamCloud and Leesa, and there are quite a few of them to mention.
Leesa is one of the top five biggest brands in the bed-in-a-box industry, so that alone tells you how many people find Leesa to be a really comfortable mattress. They’re also one of the more philanthropic companies out there because they’ll donate one mattress out of every ten they sell to charity. So if you choose to purchase from Leesa, you know you’ll be contributing to a good cause.
DreamCloud may not be as popular as Leesa, but it’s quickly gaining traction among shoppers because it’s durable, and according to Slumber Yard team member Dillon, who sleeps on one every night, it’s really comfortable, too.
It all depends on what you’re looking for in your mattress, and just how much you’re trying to spend. If at any point you want to find out more information on DreamCloud or Leesa, we have individual reviews on both mattresses, so click the “See Full Review” link to get more in-depth explanations on specific topics.
A Look Inside The DreamCloud Mattress
If you had x-ray glasses and looked past DreamCloud’s comfy polyester cover, you’d see a mix of coils and various foams. This is what we would call a hybrid mattress because it contains both of these two primary mattress materials. The entire bed is 15” thick, which is much thicker than the Leesa mattress, and quite frankly, many other bed-in-a-box mattresses on the market.
The bottom layer that serves as the bed’s foundation is a thin slab of dense support foam. The second layer is made out of pocketed coils that take up more than half of the bed, but really contribute to the durability of the mattress. Next is a transition foam layer, which is then followed by a layer of gel memory foam to provide deep pressure relief for sleepers. Finally, rounding out the bed is a 1.5″ quilted euro top that is comprised of two different layers of comfort foam.
DreamCloud Feel & Firmness Ratings
Although DreamCloud does incorporate memory foam, we wouldn’t necessarily consider it a traditional memory foam mattress. We say that because the 1.5″ quilted euro top works to balance out the feel of the bed quite a bit. All in all, we’d categorize the mattress as having a pillow top feel but with a hint of memory foam underneath.
Moving on to firmness, we give the bed a medium to medium-firm rating. The mattress just offers a healthy mix of support and comfort, all things considered. As such, we’d consider it be a highly accommodating mattress. In other words, we think the bed works for sleepers in all positions. It doesn’t matter whether you spend the majority of the night on your side, back or stomach.
Better Option For Heavy People
As we’ve mentioned in the previous sections, DreamCloud is a thick, durable hybrid mattress. All of those characteristics together make it a really good pick for folks that weigh around 250 lb or more. Here are more options for mattresses for heavy people.
If you have a larger frame, it’s important to choose a mattress that provides good support and that isn’t going to break down in just a few years. The coils in hybrid beds like DreamCloud do just that. In general, hybrid constructions are going to be than all-foam beds in this department.
DreamCloud vs Leesa: Price Discussion
Many people are not only considering the best mattress for them, but also for their bank account. If you’re looking for a comfortable mattress with a lower price tag, Leesa retails for about $400 less than DreamCloud. Without any discounts for a queen size, a Leesa mattress will cost around $1,000 and a DreamCloud will be about $1,400.
Luckily, both brands play the coupon/discount game. Leesa typically offers 10-15% off their beds, while DreamCloud likes to a run a $200 off sale. Check the table at the top of this post to see what promotions both companies are currently running at this exact moment.
Foam Construction Of The Leesa Mattress
Let’s say you’re looking to purchase a new mattress (That’s probably why you’re here. Unless, of course, you love reading about mattresses as much as we do). You sleep pretty neutral in temperature, meaning you don’t really get hot when you sleep. It seems like you’ve heard of 100 different foams with 200 different purposes and you could honestly go without all the hubbub. You just want a generally comfy mattress that’ll get you through the night without much disruption. This, my friend, is the charm of a Leesa.
A Leesa mattress is constructed with three layers of foam. The base is 6” of support foam, followed by 2” of memory foam. Lastly, at the top is 2” of newly improved foam Leesa dubbed “LSA200 Foam.” It’s the replacement for the Avena foam they used to use, which was pretty similar, but it was in egg crate form.
Feel Of The Leesa Mattress
Even though Leesa is partly constructed with memory foam, it has more of a neutral feel to it because of the proprietary foam on the top. The foam is really light and airy. On our scale from soft to firm, a Leesa lands at a medium, so it’s supportive enough for back and stomach sleepers, yet soft enough to give pressure relief to side sleepers.
Since the Leesa mattress is only 10” thick and made completely of foam, we don’t usually recommend this bed for individuals over 250 lb. Over time, your extra weight will cause the foam in the mattress to degrade much faster than it’s meant to. As we mentioned earlier, hybrid mattresses are much better for heavy-set people because the coils provide resistance against the weight.
Leesa Mattress vs DreamCloud Verdict
If you went through this entire post and still can’t decide if you want the hybrid DreamCloud or the all-foam Leesa, ask yourself these questions:
- Are you trying to save money? Buying a Leesa mattress over a DreamCloud mattress will usually save you around $200-$300.
- Are you a heavier individual over 250 lbs? We think a DreamCloud will be more supportive for you than Leesa would.
- Do you like memory foam? DreamCloud has more of a memory foam feel, while the Leesa mattress has more of a neutral-foam feel.
- Do you love supporting companies who share their wealth with charity? A Leesa will donate a mattress for every 10 they sell.
If you’re still up in the air on what you want, try out our Mattress Finder Quiz. You’ll just need to answer a few questions and we’ll give you some suggestions on which mattresses you might enjoy.
DreamCloud has coils, but the Original Leesa is an all-foam mattress. Leesa does, however, offer a few other beds that have coils.
They sure are. We think side sleepers will really like DreamCloud and Leesa.
DreamCloud is between a “medium” and “medium-firm” somewhere around a 6/10 while Leesa is a true “medium” around a 5/10 on the firmness scale.
DreamCloud has more of a memory foam feel, while Leesa feels like a standard soft foam mattress.