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|DreamCloud is a durable mattress that incorporates coils, memory foam, latex foam, and a pillow top.|
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|Leesa is a popular bed-in-a-box mattress that fuses multiple different types of foams for a comfortable, accomodating sleeping surface.|
Before we get into the post, here’s a quick rundown on what we’ll be talking about.
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.
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 uber durable, and according to Slumber Yard 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.
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If you had x-ray glasses and looked past DreamCloud’s comfy cashmere 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, a much thicker mattress than the Leesa and many other bed-in-a-box mattresses which average 10”.
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. The third layer from the bottom is made out of latex and gel memory foam, and on top is a quilted cover made from soft cashmere to give the bed a luxury look and feel.
Although it does incorporate coils, DreamCloud’s overall feel is best described as firm memory foam. Imagine a firm foam bed that hugs your body, but it doesn’t give you a deep viscous feeling. On our scale, we put it at a medium-firm, so it would be a great option for back and stomach sleeper types.
If you’re a petite individual who mostly sleeps on their side, you may want to consider Leesa over DreamCloud. DreamCloud may be a little too firm for you, especially since your body won’t be exerting much pressure into the mattress. So if you sleep mostly on your side, it probably won’t contour to the curves of your body as it should.
As we’ve mentioned in the previous sections, DreamCloud is a thick, durable hybrid mattress with a firmer profile. All of those characteristics together make it a really good pick for folks that weigh around 250 lb or more.
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.
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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 a few hundred dollars less than DreamCloud. Without any discounts for a queen size, a Leesa mattress will cost around $1,000 and a DreamCloud will be about $1,500.
Luckily, both brands usually have promotions going on and with discounts, the price difference can be about $450. Hybrid beds are known to be a little more expensive than all-foam mattresses, so this isn’t a huge shock to us. If you want to save money on a mattress without sacrificing quality, Leesa is a really comfortable and fairly priced option. DreamCloud is also fairly priced, in our opinion, it’s just more expensive.
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.
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. We think the pillow top above the firm memory foam really gives the bed a nice balance between supportive and cushiony.
Similar to DreamCloud, you won’t feel like you’re sinking deep into the mattress, so it’s good for people who don’t love the traditional memory foam feel.
Since a Leesa 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.
Like you should read the owner’s manual before driving a new car (let’s be real, most people don’t), you really should take a second to learn about DreamCloud and Leesa’s different policies. Most bed-in-a-box companies, including Dreamcloud and Leesa, will provide their customers with free shipping.
They’ll both show up to your front door in a week or less. DreamCloud will be in a plastic wrap and Leesa will be in a box. Customers of DreamCloud are also able to purchase white glove delivery, which means you’ll have a regional delivery crew bring you your bed and set it up for you. Not that it’s difficult to set up a DreamCloud, but it’s heavier than a Leesa and really thick, so there’s no harm in leaving that part to the experts.
Another common policy in the industry is a risk-free trial period so you can make sure you like your mattress before you’re stuck with the bill. The difference is that DreamCloud will give you an entire year to test your mattress, and Leesa will give you 100 nights. Some people will be fine with trying out their mattress for a little over three months, others will really appreciate the year-long trial period. It’s really up to you and your preferences, but if you ask us, we do think the 100 nights is enough time.
DreamCloud and Leesa both have warranty policies that will cover your mattress for an extended period of time, but DreamCloud takes the crown on this. They’ll give you an “Everlong Warranty,” so you’ll be covered the entire time you have it, meaning it won’t be covered if you lend it to a sister after 9 years, but as long as it’s yours, it’s covered. Leesa offers a 10-year warranty, which is basically the standard in the bed-in-a-box industry (and is still quite friendly). If you want to find out exactly what you’re covered for (you probably should), head over to the DreamCloud website or the Leesa website and take a look.
Now that we’ve gone through most of the important stuff, we don’t think we’d be doing our due diligence if we didn’t discuss the important features for couples with DreamCloud and Leesa. There are two major things that couples want to consider before they purchase a mattress. One is how well your mattress limits motion transfer so you won’t feel your partner moving around at night, and the other is good edge support.
Leesa is a little better at limiting motion transfer than DreamCloud because a bed with coils is bouncier than an all-foam mattress. We tested this out by having one of our team members roll and stomp around a glass of water on a mattress. Granted, you probably won’t be walking around on your mattress unless you’re trying to kill a spider that’s on your ceiling, and if that happens then good motion transfer is probably the last thing on your mind. (We also hope you never have to go through this trauma).
A far as edge support goes, we estimate that about 20% of people actually care about it so do what you will with this information. A couple will want a mattress with good edge support if they’re sharing a smaller mattress, or if one person is a huge bed hog. All-foam mattresses usually don’t have the greatest edge support and we do think DreamCloud has the advantage on this one. So if you do end up with one person snug as a bug in the middle of your mattress while the other is forced to cling for dear life on the edge, you’ll have some peace knowing your body won’t go rolling off the side.
If you want to know about the other beds we think would work great for a couple, check out our post on the Best Mattress For Couples & Co-Sleeping.
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:
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.