DreamCloud vs Loom and Leaf Mattress
Which online bed is best? Find out in this Loom and Leaf vs DreamCloud review!
Last Updated: September 2, 2020
There are a lot of budget options out there when it comes to buying a mattress online. However, there's less of a selection when you start looking for more luxury beds. That's what we have for you in this post. We compare and contrast the popular DreamCloud and Loom and Leaf mattresses, both of which are considered to be premium online beds.
DreamCloud Mattress vs Loom & Leaf Synopsis
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.
- Feel & Firmness — Both beds have a pillow top feel with hints of memory foam, however, DreamCloud is slightly softer than Loom & Leaf.
- Price — DreamCloud is the more affordable option.
- Sleeper Type — The Loom & Leaf mattress is better for back and stomach sleepers, while DreamCloud gets the nod for side sleepers.
- Body Type — Both beds will work for heavy people, however, we’d give the slight edge to DreamCloud primarily because the bed contains 8″ pocketed coils.
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.
DreamCloud Is More Affordable
DreamCloud wins in the price department, plain and simple. Not only is it the cheaper mattress from an MSRP perspective, but DreamCloud is also more aggressive when it comes to discounts and coupon codes. For comparison purposes, a queen size DreamCloud mattress goes for around $1,400, while a queen size L&L mattress goes for around $1,700
As we alluded to above, DreamCloud is almost always running some sort of discount to make their beds even cheaper. You can usually expect to take around $200 off MSRP. Check the table above to see what the company is 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.
If both of these mattresses are a little too expensive for your taste, be sure to check out our list of the Best Cheap Mattresses.
DreamCloud Is Softer
Both Loom & Leaf and DreamCloud have a memory foam feel that is somewhat balanced out by their toppers, however, they do differ slightly. To be specific, the DreamCloud mattress is a hair softer than the two Loom & Leaf firmness models. Overall, we give the DreamCloud mattress a medium to medium-firm rating in terms of firmness. As you will find out later, both Loom & Leaf models are just a tad bit firmer.
It’s important to note there’s no winner when it comes to feel. Everyone has different preferences. Some people like a softer memory foam feel and some people like a firmer memory foam feel. It really just depends on the person. Keep in mind, we wouldn’t consider either mattress to have a traditional memory foam feel. Both beds incorporate toppers that make the memory foam feel a little less distinct compared to the likes of the Layla or Nectar mattresses, for example.
More Ideal For Side Sleepers
As we stated above, the DreamCloud mattress is softer than Loom & Leaf. Given this, we think it’s the more ideal option for primary side sleepers. The bed is just a little more gentle and accommodating around your hips and shoulders at the end of the day.
Although we give the edge to DreamCloud in this department, that doesn’t mean Loom & Leaf isn’t a viable option. We actually think the L&L Relaxed Firm version comfortably accommodates side sleepers as well. However, when push comes to shove, we’d still DreamCloud the nod.
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Better For Heavy Sleepers
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 six layers and totals 15″ thick. Loom & Leaf, on the other hand, comes in around 12″ thick. Generally speaking, thicker beds are more difficult 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. With that said, the Loom & Leaf mattress is no slouch in this regard either. It’s actually one of the better all-foam beds for big guys given it’s about 2″ thicker than the average bed-in-a-box and both models land on the firmer end of the spectrum (meaning heavy folks will sleep more on top of the bed).
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 speaking, 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, as well.
Firmer Memory Foam Feel With Loom & Leaf
If you’re a big memory foam fan, you’re in luck. The Loom & Leaf mattress uses layers of 5 lb and 4 lb premium memory foam, respectively. However, as we discussed above, the topper on the mattress does balance out the memory foam feel to a certain extent.
It’s also not the soft memory foam feel you might expect. We actually think the two Loom & Leaf beds are a notch or two firmer than DreamCloud. Here’s where we put them on the firmness scale.
Again, there’s no right or wrong when it comes to feel. If you like firmer memory foam, chances are you’ll dig this bed.
Preferable For Back & Stomach Sleepers
Given the firmness profiles of the Loom & Leaf beds, we think they are the better options for primary back and stomach sleepers. The mattresses provide 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 DreamCloud is a good option for these types of sleepers. However, if you really twisted our arm, we’d go with Loom & Leaf in this department.
Will Likely Sleep A Little Cooler
Temperature regulation 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 Loom & Leaf will sleep on the cooler side.
First, we think Loom & Leaf 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.
More importantly, 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 is one of the coolest sleeping beds on the market, but it definitely has unique characteristics that are beneficial for warm sleepers.
What About Couples?
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.
Loom & Leaf Mattress vs DreamCloud Verdict
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 slightly softer memory foam feel, DreamCloud is the choice. If you want a slightly firmer feel, go with L&L.
Budget — If you’re buying on price alone, DreamCloud gets the win. It should be around $200-$300 less after discount.
Sleeper Type — Side sleepers should go with DreamCloud, while we would recommend primary back and stomach sleepers go with Loom & Leaf.
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.