Key Highlights For DreamCloud vs. Puffy
Before we dissect DreamCloud and Puffy, let’s start with a quick overview of the notable points for this review:
- Design — These beds are completely different in terms of construction (coil bed vs foam bed).
- Pricing — Puffy is the more affordable option between the three beds (Puffy, DreamCloud, and DreamCloud Premier).
- Body Type — Puffy is best for petite to medium individuals while the DreamCloud mattress models accommodate all body types.
DreamCloud vs. Puffy Review Video
Background On Puffy And DreamCloud
Puffy is a foam bed—a bit like Leesa or Casper—that target sleepers who want a comfortable foam bed at a reasonable price. The bed exploded onto the scene after being featured on the Ellen Show. Since then, it has grown to be a popular brand in the online space and created the Puffy Lux, an upgraded, extra-soft mattress.
DreamCloud and DreamCloud Premier is nothing like Puffy, and many other online mattresses—and that’s part of the reason it’s become so popular. It’s focused on the consumer who is a little more established in their life and wants a luxury mattress for a fair price. It’s meant to compete mostly with the likes of WinkBed and Saatva in terms of luxury.
The DreamCloud mattress offers a foam and coil construction with one of the best trial windows of any mattress out there.
DreamCloud Mattress Construction And Design
The biggest difference between Puffy and the DreamCloud models is what’s under the hood. The DreamCloud Premier mattress has several layers:
- 8″ of pocketed coils
- Several layers of memory foam and poly foam.
- A Quilted Euro Top
That, in and of itself, is different from the all-foam design of Puffy and Puffy Lux.
All in all, due to DreamCloud and DreamCloud Premier’s hybrid designs, we give them the clear edge over Puffy when it comes to which is the better mattress for heavy and obese people. Heavy people should first try out coil/hybrid beds because they tend to be more durable in the long run.
DreamCloud Feel And Firmness
DreamCloud Premier has a medium to medium-firm profile. Compared to Puffy and the flagship has a medium firmness profile.
As such, both DreamCloud mattresses would likely work for all sleeper types, but the entry-level DreamCloud is a more suitable option for side sleepers while DreamCloud Premier might suit stomach and back sleepers more.
Is DreamCloud A Good Mattress For Couples?
There are three factors that you want to consider if you sleep with a partner. These factors are motion isolation, edge support, and temperature regulation.
The DreamCloud Premier does have coils in it, so there is a little bit of bounce. Overall, we rate the DreamCloud Premier as average to above-average with regard to motion isolation.
The DreamCloud and DreamCloud Premier mattresses both have solid edge support. The edges of the bed hold up very well if you lie around the perimeter of the bed.
The DreamCloud Premier isn’t a warm sleeping bed, but the coils allow for a good amount of airflow. The DreamCloud Premier can be considered a neutral temperature mattress.
Other DreamCloud Models
DreamCloud used to offer just one type of mattress. In mid-2020, they renamed that mattress to the DreamCloud Premier and introduced an entry-level mattress called DreamCloud Hybrid.
You can try out DreamCloud mattress or DreamCloud Premier for a full year, risk free, which can make things easier for you if you like the idea of the bed but you’re not sure it’s the right option for you.
Puffy Mattress Review
After finishing our review on DreamCloud, we will now review Puffy, and see if its lower price helps it to stand up to the competition.
Puffy Mattress Construction And Design
In contrast to the hybrid design of DreamCloud, Puffy has the classic three-layer foam construction somewhat like GhostBed or Leesa—different foams, but same general concept. Puffy’s layers are:
- Support foam: This base serves as the bed’s foundation.
- Transition layer: This is Puffy’s Climate Control Foam, which helps soften the mattress.
- Comfort layer: Next comes Puffy’s Cooling Cloud Foam, which is essentially a gel memory foam.
Puffy has a more neutral, soft foam feel with some memory foam mixed in. If you can envision a blend of Leesa and Nectar, that’s somewhat how Puffy feels. It’s a comfortable, accommodating bed.
Puffy Feel And Firmness
Overall, we rate Puffy at pretty much a true medium on our softness/firmness scale—though some team members consider it a medium+. It’s accommodating for all sleeping styles. Someone who is heavier will perceive Puffy and all other beds to be softer. Inversely, petite individuals will claim both of these beds are firmer.
Puffy offers pressure relief, but it’s not so soft that you don’t feel supported. Petite and average size individuals, you should be fine on the Puffy mattress.
Is Puffy A Good Mattress For Couples?
To see if Puffy is a good mattress for couples, there are three areas that you’ll want to consider — motion isolation, edge support and temperature regulation.
Like most all-foam beds, Puffy does a great job of motion isolation. If your partner is restless while sleeping, you should be able to continue to sleep without interruption.
The Puffy mattress has solid edge support. This is important if you share a bed with a partner who takes up more than her fair share of the bed. Puffy’s edge support to keep you from falling off the side of the bed.
The Puffy mattress is a memory foam mattress, which means that it tends to trap heat. However in our testing, we found the Puffy bed to be more temperature-neutral. That means it sleeps neither hot nor cool.
Other Puffy Models
If you’re familiar with Puffy, you’re likely aware that the brand also has a luxury option called Puffy Lux. You can read more about the bed in our full review, but basically it’s a soft mattress with a memory foam feel. Puffy Lux is the winner when it comes to side sleepers looking for extra pressure relief. That said, because it’s softer, it’s not our top pick for strict back or stomach sleepers. You can learn more about Puffy vs Puffy Lux and how they compare on our site.
DreamCloud Vs Puffy Mattress Pricing
Here’s a quick breakdown of the prices of DreamCloud vs. Puffy Mattress pricing before any discounts.
|King / Cal King||$1,599||$1,350|
Clearly, both are affordable, but you can technically save around $250 by going with Puffy over DreamCloud. Check out our Mattress Coupons/Deals page if you want to look for current offers on 50+ beds.
Puffy vs. DreamCloud Sleeper Analysis
Depending on what type of sleeper you are, you may favor the Puffy or DreamCloud mattress.
The top layer of the Puffy mattress works like memory foam, and is better suited for side sleepers than the DreamCloud mattress. If you’re a side sleeper looking for DreamCloud, consider the softer DreamCloud Hybrid brand. For more information, check out our best mattresses for side sleepers.
Back And Stomach Sleepers
The DreamCloud Premier is a supportive hybrid mattress and an excellent choice for back and stomach sleepers.
Both Puffy and DreamCloud are rated high for all types of sleepers. The responsive nature of the DreamCloud mattress means that it’s no problem to roll between sleeping positions. Combination sleepers should have no problem changing positions on the Puffy mattress as well.
The DreamCloud Premier is a great option for heavy individuals, and is one of our top mattresses for heavy individuals. The pocketed coils and dense foam layers make it very supportive for larger individuals. Heavier individuals may not do as well with the Puffy mattress as it is an all-foam bed.
For petite people, the DreamCloud mattress may be more than they need. They would do just fine on a smaller mattress, which might be more cost effective as well. Petite sleepers would do just fine on either the DreamCloud or the Puffy. The Puffy mattress is listed as one of our best mattresses for children and smaller adults.
DreamCloud vs. Puffy Mattress Review Verdict
The DreamCloud Premier is a coil mattress with a dense foam layer. It’s a great option for all types of sleepers and weights. Although the DreamCloud is slightly more expensive than the Puffy, both mattresses are definitely affordable for most shoppers.
Individuals who are looking for a hybrid mattress at an affordable price should choose the DreamCloud Premier. If you prefer an all-foam mattress or if your budget is pretty tight, you might want to consider the Puffy mattress.