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If you don’t feel like spending 15-20 minutes reading this entire post, we understand (although it makes us sad). Here are the primary differences between these two beds.
Those are the primary differences. However, there’s always a lot more you should consider when buying a new mattress. Keep reading to learn more.
Gone are the days of spending hours at your local mattress store testing dozens of beds for 20 seconds at a time. You can now shop for a new bed in the comfort of your own home. You might be asking, well how do I test the bed then? Let’s discuss that, starting with DreamCloud.
The DreamCloud mattress comes with free shipping and arrives rolled up in a protective bag. Once it arrives at your doorstep, just flex your muscles and move the bag to your desired room and proceed to unroll the bed onto your frame or box spring. Once you unroll it, make sure to let the mattress breathe for about 48 hours before you use it.
It’s worth noting that we have heard a few complaints about the DreamCloud mattress taking a long time to arrive. We didn’t have that issue, but we’d just say expect it take around 2-3 weeks for the mattress to be delivered. In other words, don’t be waiting on your porch the day after you click purchase. Once the mattress arrives, though, DreamCloud offers you a 365-night sleep trial. The company is essentially giving you a full year, yes a full year, to test the mattress and decide whether you want to keep it. If you do, great. If you don’t, the return process is very easy.
If you find the DreamCloud mattress isn’t for you within the trial period, just contact customer support and they’ll take care of everything. First, they’ll arrange for a third party crew to come pick up the mattress from your home for no extra charge. Once that takes place, just provide proof the mattress has indeed been removed and they’ll issue you a full refund. Pretty easy, right? DreamCloud also backs their beds with an Everlong Warranty. You can read more about it on the company’s website.
Loom & Leaf, like DreamCloud, also offers policies that are extremely friendly for consumers. First, the Loom & Leaf mattress comes with free white glove delivery. This means a delivery person (or two) will deliver the mattress and set it up for you. They’ll even haul away your old mattress for free if you want. Next, they offer a 120-night sleep trial. If you decide you want to return the mattress, the process works the same way as described above. However, Loom & Leaf will hit you for a $99 return fee. Lastly, the Loom & Leaf bed comes with a 15-year warranty. Again, you can read more about it on the company’s website. All things considered, DreamCloud and Loom & Leaf offer some of the best policies in the online mattress space.
In this section, we cover the primary advantages the DreamCloud mattress has over the Loom & Leaf mattress.
Both Loom & Leaf and DreamCloud have a memory foam feel, but they’re actually quite different. In total, DreamCloud uses a whopping five layers of memory foam. However, the bed doesn’t have a super soft, sink-in memory feel like you might expect.
It’s actually more of a firm memory foam feel, meaning you don’t really sink-into the bed at all. In other words, you can still feel the memory foam below, but you just sleep more on top of the bed. The top layers don’t really conform or hug your body the way traditional memory foam does.
In fact, we think the DreamCloud mattress comes in around a medium-firm on the firmness scale. As you will find out below, Loom & Leaf has a slightly softer feel.
Keep in mind there’s no winner when it comes to feel. Everyone has different preferences. Some people like a soft, memory foam feel and some people (like Slumber Yard team member Dillon) like a firmer memory foam feel. It really just depends on the person.
Overall, we think the DreamCloud mattress is better for heavy body types for two reasons.
First, it’s a thicker mattress. The bed is comprised of eight layers and totals 15″ thick. Loom & Leaf, on the other hand, comes in around 12″ thick. Generally speaking, thicker beds tend to provide more support and are harder for heavier folks to bottom out.
More importantly, though, DreamCloud uses coils for its main support structure, while Loom & Leaf uses dense support foam (it’s an all-foam bed). We’ve found that beds that contain coils are better suited to handle the extra pressure big people exert on a bed. That’s because coils have a little give (like support foams), but also provide some resistance against pressure. We call this bi-directional support, which dense support foams just don’t provide.
All in all, given the construction of DreamCloud, we think it’s a great option for heavy body types. It even made our list of the Best Mattresses For Heavy People.
In additional to large body types, we also think DreamCloud is slightly better for primary back and stomach sleepers.
The mattress provides a ton of support under your lower back and trunk to make sure your spine is always properly aligned.
To be fair, we also think Loom & Leaf is a good option for these types of sleepers. However, if you really twisted our arm, we’d go with DreamCloud in this department.
This is a tricky one. If you just go by MSRP, Loom & Leaf is technically the more affordable option. For example, a queen size L&L bed goes for around $1,300, while DreamCloud goes for around $1,500.
However, DreamCloud is much more aggressive when it comes to sales, discounts, and promo codes. They’re almost always running some sort of special. You can usually expect to take around $200 off MSRP. Check the discount box on the right hand side of the screen to see what they’re currently offering.
Loom & Leaf, on the other hand, doesn’t regularly offer coupon codes. What you see is what you’ll pay. However, it’s still always a good idea to check LoomandLeaf.com. You never know when they might run a sale, especially around a major holiday.
Taking discounts into consideration, they typically end up being about the same price (since DC recently raised prices a smidge).
If both of these mattresses are a little too expensive for your taste, be sure to check out our list of the Best Mattresses Under $1,000.
This is a minor point, but the DreamCloud mattress is a bit more responsive than the Loom & Leaf mattress. This means the top layers snap back to position quickly after pressure is released. Generally, active and combo sleepers will find it easier to switch positions on a responsive bed.
First, it’s important to note that the Loom & Leaf mattress comes in two different comfort levels. You can choose between a Relaxed Firm version or a Firm version. The Relaxed Firm version is their best seller. That’s the model we’ve spent the most time with, but we will also reference the Firm version below.
Compared to DreamCloud, Loom & Leaf has a more true memory foam feel.
Near the top, the bed uses layers of 5 lb and 4 lb premium memory foam, respectively. As you lay down, you sort of nestle into these top layers and they start to conform to your body’s shape. Overall, it’s a very comfortable bed (if you like memory foam).
Again, there’s no right or wrong when it comes to feel. If you like soft memory foam, chances are you’ll dig this bed.
Overall, we think the Loom & Leaf mattress is softer than DreamCloud and also offers more pressure relief. Specifically, we’re talking about the Relaxed Firm model.
Given this, we think it’s the more ideal option for primary side sleepers. The Relaxed Firm version does a great job of cradling your pressure points when you’re on your side. It’s just a little more gentle and accommodating around your hips and shoulders compared to DreamCloud at the end of the day.
Overall, we think the Relaxed Firm version comes in around a medium to medium-firm on the firmness scale. It strikes a nice balance between comfort and support. The Firm version (as the name implies) is a bit firmer. It’s closer to a proper firm. It’s designed more for back and stomach sleepers who still want a plush feel.
SEE ALSO: Best Mattresses For Side Sleepers
Above we described how both of these mattresses differ, but they also have few commonalities, as well.
This is always a tough subject to discuss considering external factors (e.g. the climate you live in, your pajamas, and your air conditioner) play a big role in how warm or cool you sleep. However, with that said, we do think both DreamCloud and Loom & Leaf will sleep on the cooler side of the spectrum, but for different reasons.
First, we think DreamCloud will sleep somewhat cool primarily due to its firmness level. As we stated above, you sleep more on top of the mattress rather than in it. This means the top layers won’t be “hugging” you, which should help prevent you from warming up throughout the night.
Loom & Leaf is a little different. The mattress uses a cooling gel spinal panel that is laminated onto the center third of the top layer. What’s neat about this panel is that the cooling gel the bed uses is actually commonly found in burn units and hospitals to help treat fire victims. Pretty cool, right? Pun intended by the way.
All in all, while we wouldn’t go as far as saying Loom & Leaf and DreamCloud are the coolest sleeping beds on the market, they each have unique characteristics that are beneficial for warm sleepers.
First, let me just say that we think both mattresses are viable options for couples. However, as you will find out below, each mattress is slightly better than the other in certain departments.
Let’s first start with motion isolation, which is important for couples in which one or both partners move around a lot. We have to give the edge to Loom & Leaf here. The L&L bed did a slightly better job of deadening movement in our tests. Ultimately, the better a mattress is at isolating motion (i.e. movements are not transferred from one person to the other) the better night’s sleep you’ll receive.
When it comes to edge support, though, DreamCloud gets the win. As you roll over towards the edge, there’s very little compression and you still feel properly supported. At the end of the day, the perimeter around the DreamCloud mattress is just a bit more solid compared to L&L.
Edge support is particularly important for couples who sleep on a small mattress, like a full or queen. A bed that provides good edge support means there’s more useful surface space to spread out and get comfortable.
You made it to the end of this comparison! You deserve a cookie. In all seriousness, thanks for sticking with us. Hopefully, you now know a little more about each bed. However, we realize buying a new mattress is a big decision. To help you break the tie, consider the following factors.
Feel/Firmness — This is a personal decision you’ll have to make. If you want a firm, memory foam feel, DreamCloud is the choice. If you want a slightly softer feel, go with L&L.
Budget — If you’re buying on price alone, DreamCloud gets the win. It should be around $100 less after discount.
Sleeper Type — Side sleepers should go with Relaxed Firm L&L bed, while we would recommend primary back and stomach sleepers go with DreamCloud for maximum support.
Your Weight — If you’re a heavier person, DreamCloud is the more ideal option thanks to its construction.
That’s all we have for you. We hope this comparison was helpful. Thanks for picking The Slumber Yard.