There’s a lot of information in this review, so in order to make things easier for you to access, here’s an outline.
Whenever possible, we like to accompany our reviews with a video. We just think that videos do a better job of demonstrating elements like feel, firmness, and so on. Here’s a review that was created by our parent company, RIZKNOWS LLC.
DreamCloud, as you probably already know is part of the bed-in-a-box online mattress industry and thus ships to your home…drum roll…in a bag (not a box). That’s just how DreamCloud prefers to package their mattresses. Just so you know, there’s no real practical advantage or disadvantage with getting a mattress in a bag compared to a mattress in a box.
DreamCloud is a thick and heavy mattress, so you probably will want a friend to help you set it up. You need to unroll it, remove the packaging, and allow it to pop into shape. It takes a few minutes, but it’s a really fun process. Here’s what that un-bagging process looks like.
If you’re worried about carting this mattress around and setting it up for yourself, DreamCloud does offer white glove delivery, in-home setup, and mattress removal for a fee. This service isn’t available in all areas, so you might want to check DreamCloud’s website to get all the details.
It’s unfortunate that they charge a fee, but it’s nice that you at least have the option to get white glove delivery, especially if you’re concerned with throwing your back out or just don’t want to deal with setting the mattress up.
Once your new mattress is set up, either by you or the white glove delivery service, you then have a 365-night trial period to see if you love your bed. That’s a full year trial period—pretty crazy.
If, within that year, you aren’t 100% in love with your mattress, DreamCloud will completely refund you and pick up the mattress for free. DreamCloud also offers an “Everlong” warranty with their mattress, so you’re covered as long as you have it.
In our opinion, the DreamCloud mattress is priced very affordably considering the quality of the bed. This has a lot to do with the fact that they cut costs on distributors, middlemen, and storefronts by selling online, directly to the consumer. All in all, we think the DreamCloud mattress is an excellent value for people looking for a thick and durable hybrid mattress. Here’s how pricing breaks down in terms of MSRP:
|King / Cal King||$1,399|
DreamCloud, like pretty much every other mattress brand, likes to play the discount game. Typically, you can expect the company to take $200 off your mattress purchase. That would bring a queen size below the $1,000 mark, which again is pretty incredible given the high-quality construction of the mattress —you can check DreamCloud’s website to see if that particular promotion is still live.
DreamCloud is a hybrid bed, made with coils, memory foam, and latex foam. From bottom to top, DreamCloud starts with a dense layer of memory foam, then a system of pocketed micro coils. After that is another layer of dense memory foam, then yet another layer of a different version of memory foam, then a layer of latex, which is hypoallergenic.
But we’re not done quite yet. On top of the latex is a layer of soft, quilted memory foam, then finally a layer of gel-infused memory foam, which has cooling capabilities. All of these layers stack up to create a 15” thick mattress, which is definitely on the thicker side as far as mattresses go.
The DreamCloud mattress has a tufted cashmere blend cover that’s incredibly soft and give the mattress a premium look. However, the tufting creates large mounds and divots, which can be a little bothersome for sensitive sleepers. That said, the cover is so nice, we’re almost inclined to ignore the large peaks/valleys. All-in-all, it’s one of the nicer covers we’ve seen on a mattress under $2,000.
Also, keep in mind that DreamCloud’s cover is not removable or replaceable. If you wish to clean it, DreamCloud actually offers a professional cleaning service which is available at the end of your trial period, and they also will extend a “Like-New” refurb offer after five years of ownership.
You could also buy a mattress protector for the bed, however, there are upsides and downsides with those. For instance, if you get one you’re spending even more money (that you probably didn’t budget for), and it can affect the feel of the mattress. In other words, adding an extra layer that happens to be waterproof will typically make the sleeping surface feel firmer and harsher. Probably not an issue if you sleep on your back, but it can be bothersome if you spend time on your stomach or side.
Let’s put it this way, it’s not a coincidence that DreamCloud doesn’t sell their own mattress protector. Even more, finding a third-party mattress protector (and sheets) might be a little difficult since this is a 15″ thick mattress. Just make sure whatever you buy is really stretchy and pliable. Here’s a list of stretchy sheets on Amazon.
DreamCloud has a firm, memory foam feel, but without the stuck-in-the-mud feeling. This mattress is about a medium-firm on the firmness scale. You definitely end up sleeping on top of the bed.
It is important to note that softness/firmness is subjective based on your weight and BMI. Heavier folks will experience a softer DreamCloud and lighter individuals will claim that it’s firmer. This might seem intuitive, but a lot of people overlook it.
DreamCloud is also a highly responsive mattress—mostly due to the fact that it has coil and latex foam. This means that switching positions requires little effort, which can help with getting more restful sleep.
Yes. DreamCloud is best for back and stomach sleepers. Since it’s on the firmer side of the spectrum, it will be able to support the spines of back and stomach sleepers and keep them in neutral alignment. Staying in neutral alignment (versus a curved or arched spine) while you sleep helps to prevent back pain, soreness, aches, etc. .
DreamCloud is one of the best hybrid or spring mattresses for pure back and stomach sleepers. This is the type of mattress that you sleep on versus in. This is part of the reason that this bed does a great job at regulation heat (more on this below).
DreamCloud is not a particularly ideal bed for side sleepers from the get-go. For the vast majority of side sleepers, it will simply be too firm until you break it in. That said, one of our team members has slept on DreamCloud for several months and now it’s to the point where we think a good number of side sleepers would be just fine on the bed.
DreamCloud is supposed to be the durable, thick, and luxurious mattress that you can buy online at a fair price. Basically, for side sleepers, there are just softer options out there, but we wouldn’t exclude side sleepers entirely from trying out the mattress.
See Also: Best Mattress For Side Sleepers
As for combination sleepers, DreamCloud should be fine here as well, so long as you don’t spend the majority of the night sleeping on your side. If you’re a back sleeper predominately and every so often switch to your side, you’ll be ok.
The responsive nature of the mattress as a whole makes it effortless to roll between sleeping positions. You won’t encounter hardly any resistance when you try to go from your back to your stomach, for example.
DreamCloud is indeed a great mattress for heavy people. It’s thickness, coils, and latex all work together to make one heck of a durable and supportive bed. We doubt this mattress will ever bottom out on anyone. Our resident big dog, Dillon, sleeps on this bed currently, and he absolutely loves it.
The combination of latex foam, coils, and several layers of dense memory gives us a lot of confidence in this mattress. Couple all of that with the fact that the bed is 15″ thick and you have an ideal situation for certain heavier folks. It’s probably not as robust as WinkBed or Big Fig, but it’s definitely in the same class.
For more petite individuals, DreamCloud is overkill. The bed is so thick and supportive that it’s just more than you need. You’ll be fine on DreamCloud, but the bed is kind of unnecessary for you. Smaller people could be perfectly comfortable on a 10” foam mattress, which would also be more cost effective.
For more average size people, DreamCloud—as you might have discerned by now—will be just fine. It’s a really nice mattress. At the risk of beating a dead horse, just make sure you sleep primarily on your stomach or back.
Not at all. In fact, because of its firmness level, it actually sleeps fairly cool. DreamCloud has a layer of gel memory foam which works to disperse heat throughout the bed and keep you cool. Also, the coils and latex in the bed’s construction allow for great airflow, which keeps the bed from getting too warm.
And since the mattress is quite firm, you end up sleeping on top of it, which is another big factor in temperature regulation. Most firm beds sleeper cooler than softer beds.
Keep in mind that that firmness and construction aren’t the only two factors when evaluating temperature regulation. Your sheets, pajamas, sleeping position, weight, genetics, room temperature, etc., all come in to play.
We’ve covered most of the important stuff by now, but there are two additional factors that you should be mindful of if you sleep with a partner. Those are (1) edge support and (2) motion transfer. For singles, these are of lesser importance.
The edge support for this bed is great, which means the edges hold up really well when you end up laying along the perimeter of the bed. This often happens when your partner hogs the very middle of the bed and spreads out starfish style, while you hug the edge of the mattress for dear life. At least on this bed, the edge won’t crease and you won’t end up on the floor.
As you can see in the image above, DreamCloud is holding up very well along the perimeter. With a lot of all-foam beds—and even some hybrid beds—the edges will compress so much that you feel as if you’re going to fall off of the bed. Not the case with DreamCloud. You’re staying put on this bed.
As for motion isolation, it’s not the best, but that’s to be expected. The springs in this bed give it a bit of bounce, and the motion does transfer across the mattress.
To be fair though, while there is some motion transfer, this is actually pretty good for a hybrid or spring mattress. Motion transfer is not a reason to pass on the DreamCloud mattress.
Also, this is an extreme case. We are stopping our feet on the mattress. You will most likely be rolling around the bed and the motion will not transfer anywhere near as much as with our example above.
DreamCloud is a high-quality, hybrid mattress made with coils, memory foam, latex foam, and a pillow top. It really has a bit of everything. It’s very thick, coming in at 15”, and it will work for all body types, but is a particularly good choice for heavier folks. It’s also a great choice for back, stomach, and combo sleepers. If this sounds like you and you’re working with a budget of around $1,000 or less, it’s going to be tough to beat DreamCloud all things considered.
Construction — If you completely skipped over the entire review ands somehow ended up here, you should know DreamCloud is hefty. This is a thick and burly mattress built to compete in the luxury category. It has multiple layers of foam and coils, alongside a cashmere tufted cover. In total, the bed is a whopping 15″ thick, which is about 5″ thicker than your average online mattress.
Firmness — DreamCloud goes right after back and stomach sleepers. The fact of the mattress is that there are plenty of soft beds out there. DreamCloud is firm and they make no apologies about it. This is the type of bed that nearly everyone agrees has ample support and is designed to handle some seriously big dogs.
Heavy People — If you combine the first two points, you’d end up at the conclusion for this section. DreamCloud is designed to accomodate people that weigh under and over 250 lb. We think the only way that it could be better is if they used full-size coils as opposed to micro-coils. Bear Hybrid used to use micro-coils but has since switched to 8″ coils. We’d like to see a similar shift from DreamCloud in the future.
365-Night Trial Period — You have an entire year to make your mind up about the DreamCloud mattress. Sure, you can’t test it before you buy it, but you can sleep on it at your own home for 12 months before you give it the boot (if that’s what you want to do). There are very few beds that come with a full-year trial period. That’s above and beyond what’s customary in the online mattress industry.
Everlong Warranty — While it’s not technically a lifetime warranty, it’s even more coverage than a standard 10-year warranty.
Edge Support — If one of your top priorities is staying on the mattress at night, DreamCloud should be on your short list of beds to test out. DreamCloud is in our “Excellent’ category for edge support. You can access the entire sleeping surface without feeling like you’re going to fall off. Two thumbs up for edge support.
How did SY get the DreamCloud mattress?
|We were sent this bed from DreamCloud Sleep so that we could review it. As always, however, we did not accept any money to write good or bad things about it. We review products independently.|
What safety certifications does the DreamCloud mattress have?
|Safety is important. The DreamCloud mattress is independently certified by CertiPUR, which is a third party global rating standard. This means the bed is free from any known harmful chemicals and gases like ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants, heavy metals, formaldehyde, phthalates, and Volatile Organic Compounds. Plus, DreamCloud states their bed is also naturally resistant to bed bugs.|
Where are DreamCloud mattresses shipped from?
|Great question. Your DreamCloud mattress should ship to you anywhere in the United States in 1-5 business days from their distribution centers in Washington state.|
What kind of latex does the DreamCloud use? What if I have a latex allergy?
|The DreamCloud uses Dunlop latex in their bed. It’s made from thick sap from rubber trees and poured into a mold. This shouldn’t be a problem if you have any latex allergies. The proteins in natural latex that cause allergic reactions are actually soluble and during the manufacturing process of latex foam in this mattress, all those proteins are washed away. Also, there’s only one layer of latex material in this bed and it won’t come in contact with your skin. Anyone with a latex allergy will probably be just fine sleeping on this mattress. However, you know yourself far better than we do. If you know you have a severe latex allergy and are hesitant to purchase a mattress with latex foam, don’t worry—there are plenty of other beds to choose from.|
Does DreamCloud offer white glove delivery?
|Yes, but they charge a fee of about $170 for the service.|
Can I test DreamCloud at any retail stores?
|Not right now. There are certain other brands like Tuft & Needle and Casper that allow you to try in retail stores, but DreamCloud is only online. Does it really matter, though, if you have a full-year trial period? We think not.|
Would you consider this a "true" memory foam mattress?
|No. While it uses several layers of memory foam, the bed is so firm and the foam so dense that you can hardly tell the bed has memory foam at all. Additionally, remember, you have the coils and latex foam, which help to force the memory foam to pop back into shape quickly.|
What other beds feel like DreamCloud?
|It's really unique. We can't think of a single other bed that feels like DreamCloud, especially if you factor in the cashmere cover.|