Looking for a top-quality medium-firm bed to add to your new home? Want to upgrade from your old, worn-out model to a brand-new one but don’t have a clear idea yet? It is worth making an investment in a worthwhile pursuit, which includes purchasing a mattress.
The DreamCloud Hybrid Mattress is currently leading in the ever-competitive mattress market. It is impressive, but it should not be your only goal. There are chances that it may not be the right fit to your body’s needs.
We’ll be comparing eight other medium-firm mattresses to see if they are worth our time. Each mattress is unique and has a different set of features than DreamCloud. To fully understand what we are about to dive into, let’s first look at what it is, and how it adapts for the average sleeper.
For those of you who prefer a more visual experience, here is a video review from Matthew Melton’s YouTube channel. To get a comprehensive overview of DreamCloud, you may still want to check out our article below.
What is DreamCloud? A Short Overview Dreamcloud Video
Mattress type: Hybrid
Firmness level(s), Medium firm (6.5).
Total height: 14 inches
Price range (original), $799 (Twin) to $1.499 (Cal King).
Type of delivery: White-glove delivery, bed-in-a box
Comes with: 365-night sleep trial, lifetime warranty, free shipping within the contingent US
The DreamCloud Hybrid Mattress is the flagship offering of DreamCloud, an American sleep specialist known for its wide range of bedroom-appropriate products. Appreciated by many and awarded by certified institutions, it’s composed of high-quality materials including CertiPUR-US-certified foam layers and a strategically reinforced coil system. This model is best recognized for its remarkable back-relieving and temperature-regulating properties.
What makes it stand out?
The DreamCloud Hybrid measures 14 inches and offers a luxurious-firm comfort level. The DreamCloud Hybrid’s foam comfort layers are responsible for this. While the firmness and density may differ, they all work together to shape and support the body without sinking too deeply.
It excels at cooling – the gel-infused memory foam, breathable cover in cashmere and equally-spaced coils allow air to flow around and through the body, preventing overheating. Additionally, DreamCloud’s coil foundation can respond to movements quite well, making it convenient to navigate through the surface with no problems.
What Are Its Downsides?
The DreamCloud mattress has an inch-thick memory foam layer. Although it is sandwiched between the top comfort layers, it might not be sufficient to provide a hugging feeling. While this may be an issue for some, it is not a major problem for most people. They are more concerned about the lack of accommodations for different sleeping positions and body types.
This model can cause alignment problems and pressure points that make it difficult to sleep stomach-flat or sideways. Extra heavyweights, in particular, may not find it supportive enough, while lightweights may need to adjust a bit longer until they feel comfortable.
Who should buy the DreamCloud Hybrid Hybrid?
- Strict back sleepers or those with back pains may enjoy this best because its medium-firm comfort layers help align the spine and relieve pressure while keeping you comfortable
- Those who are either used to sleeping in heated beds or living in hot climates will enjoy its cooling abilities
- Couples or those with a partner may be able to partake in any movement-intensive activity, including sex, in this responsive bed
- For folks who are looking to upgrade to a luxury mattress but don’t have enough cash to afford it, the DreamCloud Hybrid is an ideal choice
DreamCloud vs. Nectar (The Nectar Mattress)
Mattress type: All-foam, hybrid
Firmness level(s): Medium firm (6.5)
Total height: 12″
Price range (original), $599 (Twin Foam), $1,299(Cal King Foam), $699, (Twin Hybrid), to $1,399, (Cal King Hybrid).
Delivery type: Bed-in-a-box, white-glove delivery
Includes a 365-night trial, forever warranty, and free shipping within the US contingent
America’s favorite mattress, Nectar’s flagship mattress, is the Nectar mattress. Backed by nearly 40,000 positive reviews, it is praised by many as arguably the best thing to have ever been created for the bedroom, as well as for its excellent hugging feel and extra pain-relieving capabilities. Although Nectar also offers a hybrid variant, we will be focusing on the all-foam version.
The Nectar mattress, like the DreamCloud Hybrid, comes packed in a box upon delivery. Once you open it, you may be able to receive an ample amount of support, relaxation, cooling, and pressure relief from its breathable comfort layer composed of two inches’ worth of gel-infused memory foam.
Resident Home’s sister brands, DreamCloud and Nectar, are both Nectar and DreamCloud. Both offer year-long free trials and shipping is free. Did we forget to mention that their flagship models are available at affordable prices, too?
Both mattresses may look the same on the surface, but if you look deeper into their contents, you’ll notice a stark difference. Nectar is composed of layers of foam from head to foot, with a layer of memory foam at the top. With that in mind, it should be more accommodating toward other sleeping positions than DreamCloud’s surface layers could ever offer, particularly sideways.
It’s also noticeably softer to the touch despite being medium-firm, allowing the person laying on it to be hugged by the mattress more. The gel infusion may provide enough cooling for an all-foam bed, but you’re more likely to feel extra cool with the DreamCloud Hybrid. Dreamcloud Video
Who Should Buy the Nectar Mattress?
- Nectar’s foam layers are more suited for people who have a variety of body problems, including arthritis, hip and shoulder pains, and those with chronic pains such as arthritis.
- Side sleepers who are strict will benefit more from the DreamCloud Hybrid than the DreamCloud Hybrid, as its contours and sinkage permit for spinal alignment
- Gel-infused memory foam layers are a great option for memory foam lovers, as they allow them to unwind and relax without interruptions.
DreamCloud vs. Saatva (Classic Mattress)
Type of mattress: Hybrid innerspring
Firmness level(s): Plush soft (3), luxury firm (5-7), firm (8)
Total Height: 11.5″, 14.5″
Price range (original), $935 (Twin) to 2,450 (Split Cal King).
Type of delivery: White-glove delivery
Comes with: 365-night sleep trial, lifetime warranty, free delivery and set-up, free mattress and foundation removal
The Saatva Classic from Saatva, the same company behind other popular models like Zenhaven, is what we could consider the textbook definition of a luxury bed on our list. Packed with plenty of versatility and options to choose from, it has been ranked by publications and organizations as one of the best orthopedic mattresses out there. Considering it has three kinds of firmnesses, we opted to check out its luxury firm version in this review.
The medium-firm setting of the Saatva mattress has a surface similar to DreamCloud’s. You can move about and relax on it without fearing deep sinkage. It also provides excellent support and relief for those who sleep on their backs.
In terms of construction, both the Saatva and DreamCloud are made out of strong high-quality coils and certified foam and fibers, though in quite distinctive ways. Considering this, they should be durable enough to last you for a good eight to ten years… and maybe much longer than that.
Both the Saatva and DreamCloud mattresses may be of the luxurious hybrid kind, but the similarities stop here. Although the former is hybrid, it has more innerspring than the latter, and two layers of coils between. It gets more obvious when you consider the wide gap between each other’s price ranges.
The Saatva Classic is more costly. This may be a disadvantage for other sleepers, but if you look on the bright side, the luxury and quality shine through much better, especially with the kind of materials used in building the model and the type of elite service it offers.
Who should buy the Saatva Classic?
- Those with concerning back issues may find the Saatva mattress to be a huge sigh of relief as its luxurious pillowtop surface allows them to relax ASAP
- Strict back sleepers may be more content with its medium-firm version, but since the model offers two more firmness options, there’s bound to be something for everyone
- If you have a bigger budget and/or wish to support a sustainably-made product, this may be your best bet
DreamCloud vs. Purple (Purple Mattress)
Mattress type: All-foam
Firmness level(s): Medium firm (6.5)
Total height: 9.25″.
Price range (original): $799 (Twin) to $1,998 (Split King)
Delivery type: Bed-in-a-box
Comes with: 100-night sleep trial, 10-year warranty, free shipping and returns
Since its founding not too long ago, Purple has been making waves as a leading online mattress supplier, and it’s thanks in large part to its flagship product with a unique twist. Some of you reading may be familiar with it somehow, but for the uninitiated, its signature purple grid technology has been viewed by many as a groundbreaker that shook up the bed industry by storm. Dreamcloud Video
If there’s one thing the Purple Mattress has been known for, it has to be its ability to adapt to movements quite well. It is similar to the DreamCloud Hybrid in that it appears responsive and bouncy, but it can sometimes be more reactive under certain circumstances.
Both mattresses share a common feature: temperature regulation. While the DreamCloud Hybrid mattress has its breathable cover with coils, the Purple model uses its gel-infused grid layer to regulate temperatures. Both also are sold in the same price range, so should you ever encounter budget constraints, you may consider either of the two.
Because Purple is a different mattress type, it’s not surprising that the Purple model’s layers are very different from DreamCloud’s. Purple uses a mixture of memory foam and innerspring coils. This is despite the fact that they share the same firmness level. There will be some differences in the overall feel of the mattress.
The Purple Mattress’s hyper-elastic grid surface and gentle flowing jelly-like sensation underneath may be noticeable as you lie down. This is a far cry from DreamCloud’s traditional “on-top” experience. That said, it’s at least accommodating enough for side sleepers better than the other. Dreamcloud Video
Who should buy the Purple Mattress?
- This mattress may be more supportive for those who are strict side sleepers, or those who sleep in positions which create pressure points.
- Couples, hot sleepers, and residents in warmer climates should be able to sleep cool in this state-of-the-art all-foam model
- Heavyweight folks may appreciate its adept contouring and alignment from its flexible grid layer much more than lighter or average sleepers
DreamCloud vs. Casper (Original Mattress)
Mattress type: All-foam, hybrid
Firmness level(s), Medium firm (7)
Total Height: 11″
Price range (original): $895 (Twin Foam) to $1,695 (Cal King Foam), $1,295 (Twin Hybrid) to $2,095 (Cal King Hybrid)
Delivery type: Bed-in-a-box
Includes a 100-night trial, a 10-year warranty, free shipping, and returns
The all-foam Casper Original Mattress has been a hit in the online mattress-in-a box market. It is known for providing exceptional back and shoulder support, as well accommodating many sleeping positions thanks to its strategically-placed layers. Apart from its flagship, the Casper brand also offers a hybrid version, as well as other kinds of hybrid models. Dreamcloud Video
Out of all the factors, a select few that both the Casper Original and DreamCloud Hybrid have in common are responsiveness, temperature regulation, and providing the right balance between relief and support. Their shared medium firmness allows for sleepers to change positions and move about without feeling restricted, although they do so in their own unique ways.
Second, DreamCloud’s breathable coil system and DreamCloud’s trademark AirScape technology allows air to flow through. This reduces the likelihood of heat-trapping and humidity. Both inner layers of DreamCloud and Casper are strong enough to keep the body’s form well, although Casper may do better in some cases.
Although both models can provide decent back support and pressure relief, Casper may have a slight advantage over DreamCloud thanks to its standout dedicated Zoned Support layer sandwiched between the AirScape layer and a high-density polyfoam base. Here lay two types of memory foam, a softer version to relieve the tension of the shoulders, and a firmer one in the middle to support the lower back, waist, and hips.
This means the Casper Original should be able to work best for not just back sleepers, but also those who prefer to rest sideways. However, given that it’s all-foam, it may not provide enough support for increasingly heavy folk – a bit worse than DreamCloud’s in comparison.
Who should buy the Casper Original?
- Those who may experience frequent soreness along the shoulder and the lower back area may take full advantage of Casper’s trademark Zoned Support memory foam layers
- People who sleep sideways may appreciate its well-versed shape-conforming capabilities even more than what some models in this list can offer
- This foam is not only a good option for back sleepers but it also works well for people who like to sleep in different positions.
DreamCloud vs. WinkBed
Mattress type: Hybrid
Firmness level(s): Softer (4.5), luxury firm (6.5), firmer (7.5), WinkBeds Plus for heavyweight individuals (8)
Total height: 13.5″
Price range (original), $1,149 (Twin), to $2,049(Cal King), $1.349 (Twin Plus), to $2,199 (+ Cal King Plus).
Delivery type: Bed-in-a-box
Comes with: 120-night sleep trial, lifetime warranty, free shipping and returns
Similar to the Saatva Classic, the WinkBed mattress offers sleepers resounding comfort from its gel-infused foam layers, more tailor-made options, and a more traditional innerspring feel, all in a luxury hybrid. It’s been making noise as of recently, with the NYT Wirecutter going off to recommend this as the “overall favorite” bed of 2022. Dreamcloud Video
Both the DreamCloud model and WinkBed model are luxury hybrid mattresses that offer the most. A great thing about these hybrids is that they provide decent temperature-regulating benefits. Their bounce and responsive layers also enable you to change movements swiftly – a pretty great package deal if you ask combination sleepers or sexually active folks.
However, positive traits like this do come with a fair share of negatives. Both the WinkBed and DreamCloud lack in terms of motion transfer, as light sleepers may be more prone to disturbance from another person’s movements.
DreamCloud claims its flagship model is cost-friendly. However, WinkBed seems to be so proud about its superior quality that it includes in its pricing. This creates a large gap between the two models. And there are plenty of good reasons why it’s that way.
The cover is made from an eco-friendly Tencel performance fibre, while the innerspring coils have been tested to be as durable and as long-lasting as higher-end luxury hybrids like DreamCloud. It’s also worth noting that you have more firmness options – there’s a dedicate Plus option for heavyweights, so there truly is something for everyone.
Who should buy the WinkBed
- Hot and sweaty sleepers or those who live in humid climates may benefit best from the WinkBed’s breathable heat-dispersing construction and moisture-wicking cover
- Its buoyant innerspring-y responses that stem from its construction are surely a great fit for interchanging sleeping positions and even sexual activity
- If you’re looking for a mattress that lets you choose between more than one comfort level based on your body type, this mattress will not hesitate to welcome you
DreamCloud vs. Puffy (Puffy Mattress)
Type of mattress: All-foam
Firmness level(s): Medium firm (6-8)
Total Height: 10″
Price range (original): $1,449 (Twin) to $1,999 (Cal King)
Type of delivery: Bed-in a-box
Comes with: 101-night sleep trial, lifetime warranty, free shipping and returns
Puffy promises cloud-like comfort for all age groups, just as its name suggests. The Puffy Mattress is a popular online bed-in-a box mattress brand. It offers a wide range of soft models, including the flagship Puffy Mattress. The mattress provides excellent pressure relief and contouring, just like any other mattress. But its hypoallergenic cover is the best and it has an outstanding cooling system. Dreamcloud Video
The Puffy mattress has plenty of aspects that closely resemble that of the DreamCloud Hybrid. For starters, it comes with an adjustable medium-firm setting, the firmness range most sleepers are usually accustomed to. It should offer the same comfort and conformity as DreamCloud, so it is likely to provide the same level of comfort to all who lay on it.
The second is that both mattresses offer decent support for the back. Puffy even holds a certified endorsement from the American Chiropractic Association, ensuring those with back issues they’re in good hands. They also provide a lifetime warranty and the opportunity to have defective ones replaced by new ones free of charge!
Puffy wants to make every sleeper feel as if they are floating in the clouds, with as much comfort and ease as possible. Puffy has gone to great lengths to make sure that they have nothing to lose by its mattress. Because of its hypoallergenic cover and dynamic memory foam layers, Puffy is softer than the DreamCloud Hybrid. It’s a breeze to sleep on as well thanks to the uniquely temperature-regulating set of top layers.
Given the construction, the Puffy mattress should be versatile enough to be used by anyone, even kids! All of these mattresses come at a cost, however, because they are more expensive than DreamCloud.
Who Should Buy the Puffy Mattress?
- Individuals, couples, and families with young kids may likely enjoy Puffy’s diverse range of capabilities more, from elite motion isolation to stain resistance built within the cover
- This is a great choice for people who want a soft surface on a medium-firm mattress.
- Its impressive pressure-relieving abilities may be of benefit to both side sleepers who are lightweight and average weight, as well as back sleepers who are strict.
DreamCloud vs. Tempurpedic (TEMPUR – Cloud)
Type of mattress: All-foam or hybrid
Firmness level(s), Medium, Medium Hybrid
Total Height: 10″
Price range (original), $1,899 (Twin) – $2,599 Cal King
Type of delivery: Bed-in a-box
Comes with: 90-night sleep trial, 10-year warranty, free shipping
While DreamCloud has a range of affordable mattresses available, Tempur-Pedic specializes selling high-end, innovative models that maximize sleeper comfort. Although most of the models are only available through authorized dealers, Tempur-Pedic does sell a select few, especially the TEMPUR Cloud variant. Despite offering a hybrid version, we’ll focus more on the all-foam one for the sake of this review. Dreamcloud Video
When it comes to back sleeping, the TEMPUR Cloud is equal to the DreamCloud Hybrid. They both have one thing in common: the ability to give back pain relief. It may take a while for most sleepers to get used to the firmness of either bed, too – once a few days have passed, they’ll eventually soften up.
Solid edge support is another common factor, which some people were not expecting. TEMPUR-Cloud has fortified parameters that can withstand even slightly heavy folks. This is what you would expect from innerspring beds. However, it’s incredible to see that TempurPedic could achieve this feat with all foam.
We want to emphasize once more that the TEMPUR Cloud is more expensive than DreamCloud’s flagship. It’s packed with many advantages that the other would have a difficult time matching. One of those lies in its trademark Tempur material made up of specialized memory foam. Not only does it quickly adapt to the body’s various shapes, but also keeps them intact throughout the night.
Its top-of-the-line motion isolation is also a plus, making it easier for individuals to not fully disturb their partners as they sleep. While these things seem ideal, the TEMPUR-Cloud may not be so for some groups. It comes at a high price.
Who Should Buy the TEMPUR-Cloud?
- The TEMPUR Cloud is a great choice for memory foam lovers who are hardcore. It comes with the same world-class quality that Tempur-Pedic is known for.
- Back and side sleepers may hit it off well with its exquisite contouring, and those with minor body pains may like this even more with its slow-responding relief capabilities
- For those with restless partners, the mattress’s exceptional motion transfer performance may be the thing that brings them complete peace.
DreamCloud vs. Helix (Helix Midnight)
Mattress type: Hybrid
Firmness level(s), Medium (4-7)
The total height is 11.5″
Price range (original): $849 (Twin) to $1,549 (Cal King)
Type of delivery: Bed-in a-box
Comes with: 100-night sleep trial, 10-year warranty, free shipping within the contingent US
Helix was founded in order to meet people’s sleeping needs. The rising online sleep specialist achieves this through a unique color-matching system and an intuitive quiz to help them find their suitable color-coded model. Its most popular model is the Midnight, a dark blue mattress.
The Helix Midnight’s layers closely mirror the DreamCloud Hybrid’s construction – well-conforming foam top layers, durable coils wrapped individually, thick foams for increased support, and dense foams all wrapped in soft-to-the touch covers. Both models use the same foundation coils, which are reinforced along the parameter. This allows for superior edge support and minimizes the risk of sagging.
Medium-firm hybrid beds are bound to give off a bouncy, responsive feel, and both the Midnight and DreamCloud fit the bill hassle-free. They are also affordable, making them an attractive option for those who want to upgrade their bedroom.
Hybrid beds in general fall behind in motion transfer, but the Midnight appears to do decently – and surprisingly – well. It is rare for a hybrid bed like this to absorb significant movements. This could be a great option for co-sleepers and people who are easily distracted by the movements of others.
Despite the impressive motion isolation, its warranty and sleep trial offerings are comparably subpar to DreamCloud. DreamCloud’s year-long trial period and lifetime warranty are the best, letting customers know that it is confident in its mattress offerings. Helix has a significantly shorter window of opportunity for these opportunities. Dreamcloud Video
Who Should Buy the Helix Midnight to?
- Back and side sleepers should be able to quickly adjust to, and feel relieved by, the Midnight mattress’s specially formulated top support layers
- This bed is a great option for couples who are looking for an affordable model that offers good cooling and motion isolation.
- Since it is a medium-firm hybrid, it should feel bouncy enough to react well to a combination of interchanging sleeping positions
Wrapping Up Our Review Dreamcloud Video
We hope to have helped you find the perfect mattress to add to your bedroom in any way we could! We must note once again that finding it may not always be a walk in the park, as there are tons of factors that may ultimately affect your experience. We have now covered everything about the DreamCloud Hybrid, as well as eight mattress options. Let’s find out which one is best for you and your needs.
You want more comfort options than the medium-firm version? The WinkBed and Saatva Classic models have softer and firmer versions. Wondering if all-foam models have hybrid versions? The Nectar Mattress, Casper Original, and TEMPUR-Cloud all do, but the pricing will slightly increase in most cases.
The DreamCloud Hybrid, Nectar, and Helix Midnight models are priced just right at the affordable part of the spectrum. On the other side sits the TEMPUR-Cloud, making it our most high-end mattress on the list yet, with Puffy and WinkBed joining in. If you’re looking for a bed that sits just right in between the two extreme ends, you may choose between Saatva Classic, Purple, or Casper Original.
No matter what mattress you choose, the most important thing is how comfortable, supportive, and relieved you feel. Any of the alternatives might be a good choice if you want to feel secure, have instant pain relief, and still be able to move around and bounce around as much as possible. But if you want all of that in a great cost-effective model, the DreamCloud Hybrid may be your strongest suit. Besides, there’s so little to lose, right?