The DreamCloud mattress is a luxury hybrid that has been helping people sleep in style for years. It offers an excellent balance of comfort and support because of its plush pillow top and supportive coils.
DreamCloud is always trying to stay ahead of the game, and they have subtly changed the design of the mattress a few times – I have previously tested out two other versions of the DreamCloud mattress and have personally seen these improvements. As a fan of the DreamCloud mattress, I was interested to see how the mattress would perform for me a third time.
To find out how the DreamCloud really worked for me, read on for my full DreamCloud mattress review!
The DreamCloud Mattress Might Be A Good Fit For…
People Who Sleep Hot at Night. Many sleepers find themselves waking up in the middle of the night, drenched in sweat, and this can often be due to their mattress trapping their body heat and directing it back at them – this should not be occurring on the DreamCloud because of its gel-infused foams and airflow-promoting coils.
Back Sleepers. Those who sleep primarily on their back usually want to choose a mattress with an excellent balance of comfort and support, and the DreamCloud has that in spades! It is a medium-firm mattress that will support people when they are back sleeping while also providing some nice contouring.
Side Sleepers. The DreamCloud should also be soft enough for the majority of side sleepers, and the plush comfort layer should let most side sleepers sink into the mattress while relieving pressure on their shoulders and hips.
The DreamCloud Mattress Might Not Be A Good Fit For…
Stomach Sleepers. The DreamCloud is a medium-firm mattress and might just be too soft for some stomach sleepers; those who sleep in this position need a mattress to offer even support across their entire body without letting their hips sink in. The majority of stomach sleepers are probably going to want to search for something firmer than the DreamCloud.
Those who want something extra-soft or extra-firm. The DreamCloud is smack dap in the middle of our firmness scale and, because of this, it might not be the best match for people who want an extremely soft or extremely firm mattress.
People who like a classic memory foam feel. While the DreamCloud does contain some memory foam, it does not have that slow-moving feel that many people associate with the material. Those who want to slowly sink into their mattress should find something with a thick layer of slow-moving memory foam right on top.
DreamCloud Mattress Construction
- The DreamCloud mattress is 15″ tall.
- The cover is soft, breathable, and made of a cashmere blend and is quilted with plush memory foam.
- Under that, the DreamCloud has a layer of gel-infused memory foam.
- Below that, there is a layer of firmer, high-density foam.
- The top layers rest on a layer of supportive individually-wrapped coils.
- Finally, a thin layer of base foam runs along the bottom of the DreamCloud mattress.
- The top layers of foam work together to give the top of the mattress a pillow top look and feel. The quilted cover really sticks out and, looking at it from the side, the DreamCloud appears very plush – there is memory foam in the top layers, but it feels plusher and pillowy and less slow-moving.
- Based on its construction, the DreamCloud should have a fantastic balance of comfort and support. The pocketed coils are high-grade and should be able to support sleepers of many weights but, at the same time, the plush layers on top really add some serious comfort to the mattress.
- The DreamCloud should not be sleeping particularly hot because the top cover is quite breathable and should allow some air to pass into and escape from the mattress. In addition, the gel infusion found in the memory foam layer should help dissipate heat, and the coils should promote even more airflow through the mattress.
- The mattress contains some durable materials, so this should be a sound long-term investment – the high-density foams and coils should stand up to many years of use.
DreamCloud Firmness And Feel
In terms of firmness, the DreamCloud feels like a 6.5/10, about medium-firm – the top layers are very soft, and it is easy to press my hand in, but I then hit the more supportive layers beneath, and my hand stops. The mix of a plush comfort layer with supportive coils gives the DreamCloud an average firmness.
Lying on the DreamCloud, it has a plush feel, and I do sink in a fair bit; there is some memory foam in the top layers, and it is a little difficult to move around. At the same time, the mattress has a noticeable amount of bounce due to the coils and a more responsive quilted top layer.
The DreamCloud feels best when I am lying on my back; I sink into the top layer, but I still feel supported under my lumbar area and across the rest of my body. I also feel the foam layers take the shape of my body, so I am very comfortable.
Side sleeping on the DreamCloud, I am getting some decent pressure relief. I will note that I weigh 250 lbs, so I am feeling a bit of firmness from the support layers, but lighter people should feel even better pressure relief.
However, the DreamCloud does feel too soft when I am stomach sleeping. I can feel my hips bowing into the mattress somewhat, and I am experiencing some lower back strain.
DreamCloud Motion Transfer
When couples go mattress shopping together, they should find a mattress that works for both of them, and they also want something that will allow each partner to move around at night without disturbing the other. Some mattresses don’t handle this motion transfer well, and it can lead to sleepless nights and strain in the relationship.
To test out the motion isolation capabilities of the DreamCloud, I first placed a glass of water in the center of the mattress. I then pressed into the other areas of the mattress, trying to make a disturbance – the water was not disturbed too much.
This lets me know that the DreamCloud should do a good job of cutting down on motion transfer and should be a good fit for couples.
DreamCloud Edge Support
Couples should also be considering edge support when they are shopping for a mattress. A mattress with great edge support will allow both partners more space to move around and get comfortable.
I sit down on the edge of the mattress and it does collapse a fair amount. I press into the pillow top, and the coils also compress, so I don’t feel very secure sitting down. When I lie down near the edge of the DreamCloud, I feel the edge collapsing, and I do feel like I might roll off the mattress.
Edge support really isn’t a highlight of the DreamCloud mattress.
Medium-Weight Sleepers – 160 lbs
It is always a good idea to think about one’s body weight and size when shopping for a mattress. I am a larger person and weigh 250 lbs, so those who weigh less than me might have a different experience on the DreamCloud. To get a different take on this mattress, I asked Joe, who weighs only 160 lbs, to try out the DreamCloud.
While Marten thought the DreamCloud was a 6.5/10, I thought it was closer to a 6/10, just a bit softer-than-average.
Back sleeping, the DreamCloud is a great match for me. I feel good overall support, and the top layer also conforms to the curves of my body.
Moving to my side, the DreamCloud provides excellent pressure relief on my shoulders and hips. Again, the mattress is softer-than-average, so it is very comfortable for side sleeping.
However, stomach sleeping on the DreamCloud, I do need a bit more support. I would probably need a firmer mattress to support me under my hips.
Unboxing The DreamCloud Mattress
The DreamCloud is a bed-in-a-box mattress and will be delivered to the doorstep in a large cardboard box. Begin by asking a friend’s help with bringing the mattress inside and into the bedroom – this is a heavier mattress, so be careful when lifting and carrying.
Once the box is in the bedroom, open the top and pull out the rolled-up mattress. Put the roll on the bed frame or foundation and begin to cut through the plastic layer – be careful when doing this, and don’t cut too deep and damage the mattress.
The DreamCloud contains coils so it is going to pop open pretty quickly. Clear away the plastic and give the mattress 24 to 48 hours to fully expand and off-gas.
What Makes The DreamCloud Stand Out?
- The DreamCloud mattress features an excellent balance of comfort and support.
- Back sleepers should find this medium-firm mattress to be an excellent fit.
- Side sleepers should get all the pressure relief they need from the plush comfort layer.
- The DreamCloud boasts many cooling features, so it should not be sleeping too hot.
The DreamCloud is a fantastic hybrid mattress that should excite back sleepers, side sleepers, and hot sleepers. Stomach sleepers and those who want something very soft or very firm should look elsewhere.
The DreamCloud comes with free shipping and returns, a 365-night sleep trial, and a lifetime warranty. Financing is also available.
Is DreamCloud a good mattress?
The DreamCloud is indeed a good mattress, but it will be a good fit for certain types of sleepers. Back sleepers will find the balance of comfort and support that they require, and side sleepers should feel nice pressure relief. It should also be an excellent mattress for hot sleepers and those who want something more durable.
Do you need a box spring with a DreamCloud mattress?
According to the company, one does not need to use a box spring with the DreamCloud mattress; it can be placed on any flat surface such as a bed frame or foundation.
How much does a DreamCloud mattress cost?
The DreamCloud mattress ranges in price from $799 for a Twin up to $1,499 for a King or California King, and the company usually offers discounts.
How long does a DreamCloud mattress last?
This will depend on the size and weight of the owner and how often the mattress is used, but a DreamCloud mattress should last for around seven or eight years.