This Mattress Could be for You If:
- You sleep hot.
- You’re a combination sleeper who needs a product that’s compatible with all three sleeping positions.
- You need a mattress with a bit of bounce to help you move around and get in and out of bed.
- You enjoy the contour provided by materials like memory foam.
- You need excellent edge support.
- You’re looking for a mattress that provides a decent degree of bounce without all the motion transfer.
- You’re a woman with a pear or apple body shape or a man with a triangle, inverted triangle and rhomboid body shape.
Over the years, we’ve tested out hundreds of quality sleep products, and we’ve watched as the online mattress industry has exploded. This has opened up so many quality options to consumers like you at a fraction of the cost.
One of the great things about increased competition is that companies have to be on the top of their game. Complacency with a sub par product just isn’t an option, and that’s why companies like DreamCloud have taken consumer feedback to heart. Today, we’re going to take a look at their latest innovation designed to meet the needs of the average consumer for less than $1,000.
Founded on June 15, 2017, DreamCloud has spent the past three years perfecting quality sleep products at a fraction of the cost of comparable matresses in the retail market. As a partner with Resident, the brand features excellent trial periods and warranties to give consumers as much power over their purchase as possible.
Other Great DreamCloud Products We’ve Tested
Two years ago, we took a look at the original DreamCloud mattress. Since then, the company has transformed its seven-layer innerspring, memory foam, latex mattress into their new and improved Premiere Eurotop mattress that we took a look at about four months ago. It features a new layer lineup and added thickness.
Today, we’re looking at the brand new Dreamcloud Luxury Hybrid. It serves as the new standard DreamCloud Mattress. At 14 inches thick, the Dreamcloud Mattress is thinner and a little cheaper than the Premiere option and can be a good fit for the average shopper or sleep partners looking for a great deal on a quality mattress suited for the majority of shoppers.
If you’re primarily a back sleeper or weigh more than 250 pounds, the added investment in the Premiere option is probably going to be worth it. Otherwise, the Dreamcloud Luxury Hybrid is designed to meet average needs at a lower cost. We’ll go into further detail throughout this review, so keep reading to decide which is best for you.
DreamCloud Hybrid: What’s It Feel Like?
Let’s get right to the point. How does the DreamCloud Hybrid mattress feel? In a nutshell, this mattress was made to provide a sleep solution for the average person that relieves pressure points while providing adequate support. It’s also geared toward accommodating sleep partners who have different firmness needs.
The individually wrapped, targeted coils do a great job working with the memory foam to provide custom contour, making the mattress comfortable for all three sleep positions. On my back, I can feel the materials fill in the gap of my lumbar spine. If you’ve ever suffered with lower back pain and like to sleep on your back, this is a plus.
Side sleepers will enjoy the pressure relief provided as body weight is concentrated to a smaller surface area, thus digging deeper into the support layer.
Finally, stomach sleepers benefit from the fact that this mattress is firmer than average as this keeps the spine properly aligned.
Firmness & Contour Analysis & Testing
DreamCloud rates the Hybrid Mattress as a 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, so let’s get an idea of what that means. First, we’ll examine the individual firmnesses of each layer and then follow up with a look at our firmness testing results that analyze the mattress as a whole.
For the foams, let’s look at the indentation load deflection. For our purposes now, just know that 12 is very plush and 50is very firm.
- Layer one- 17
- Layer 2- 10
- Layer three- 20
- Base foam- 36
It may seem odd to go firmer in the top comfort layer, but it makes sense. First off, 17 is still pretty plush and will offer great contour. Making it firmer than the memory foam helps prevent excessive sinkage. As we move into layer three, the ILD goes up to 20, and this helps us transition into the innersprings.
The weighted average ILD with consideration of the thickness of each layer in the comfort zone is 17.1. This number is on the plusher end of the spectrum, and this is common in innerspring mattresses as the foams compensate for the more rigid firmness provided by the coils.
When it comes to the coils, we measure their firmness by the gauge. This number typically ranges between 12-15 with a higher number indicating a plusher mattress. The outer perimeter is very firm at around 11.5, and the inner coils are gauged at 13. Both of these numbers are pretty firm, providing very solid support and thus making the mattress as a whole feel firmer.
Putting Firmness to the Test
Now that you’ve seen the numbers, let’s see how they work together in our firmness and contour test. This chart compares some of the most popular mattresses on the market. You can see the DreamCloud Mattress is located in the top quarter of the list where our firmer products are located, and this is very reflective of what we’re seeing in the layer lineup.
- The very short blue line indicates the firmer layer of foam in layer one does a good job supporting the lighter-weight areas of the body.
- As we move into the red line, this shows the memory foam at work as it offers contour.
- The fact that the red line is much longer than the blue tells us this mattress is an appropriate fit for people who carry a lot of weight in a particular area as it does a good job targeting contour to these regions. An example would be a man who carries a lot of weight in his upper body or a woman with a lot of weight in the hip area. These would be your pear and apple body shapes in women and triangle, inverted triangle and rhomboid body types in men.
DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Layer Lineup
Let’s get an idea of the material makeup of DreamCloud’s new standard mattress so you can understand how it offers a viable sleep surface for all three sleep positions.
The Quilted Cover
Let’s start off with the soft-to-the-touch quilted cover. It’s made of a blend of polyester, rayon, and cashmere, a combination that keeps you sleeping cool. The cover itself contains the first inch and a half of conventional foam of the comfort layer. This poly-blend is intended to provide pressure relief, something that’s important to consider in mattresses that lean more on the firm end of the spectrum.
Layer one and the cover are quilted together, and they provide a smaller loft than the Premiere option. With that being said, if a softer, springier feel in the comfort layer is what you’re looking for, the Premiere could be a better fit. I really appreciate the design of the cover. Since it makes the most direct contact with the sleeper, its softness makes for a comfortable night’s sleep.
The Comfort Layers
- The majority of contour and pressure relief is provided by the next one inch layer of Pressure Activated High Density Gel Memory Foam. As memory foam is known for, it contours to the shape of your body, and I like that there’s an inch and a half buffer of poly foam separating direct contact as it helps prevent the excessively sinky feeling traditional memory foam was notorious for.
- Layer two provides the deepest layer of comfort designed to offer both contour and support where you need it all while maintaining that slight degree of softness you need in a firmer mattress.
- As we move into layer three, we begin to transition into support with 2 ½ inches of support foam. It’s designed to provide a “sink-in-just-right” feeling while still providing the resistance needed to keep the spine properly aligned. This poly foam layer also serves as a buffer between you and the innersprings beneath, not only from a comfort standpoint but also for motion transfer reduction.
At eight inches, the coil layer makes up the bulk of the Dreamcloud Hybrid Mattress. It offers targeted support, meaning some areas are just slightly firmer than others to provide custom relief across the sleep surface based on where most people carry the most weight.
The Edge Shield Edge Support System helps keep you from falling out of bed, and the coils are individually wrapped, thus further aiding in motion transfer reduction and making the mattress more breathable.
Those with mobility issues will appreciate the strong innerspring unit since it compensates the foams well in its quick response and excellent bounce without causing excessive motion transfer. The targeted support is evident in the flexing you can feel that allows the innersprings to conform to the unique curves of the body.
You never want to end a layer lineup with innersprings as this compromises the basic structure of the mattress, and the DreamCloud mattress construction concludes with a one inch essential poly foam base layer. It ensures all layers above it are able to perform their best and that the mattress as a whole is stable, solid and durable.
As a whole, DreamCloud’s Hybrid mattress is 14 inches thick.
Does the DreamCloud Hybrid Sleep Cool?
This product does contain memory foam, a material that’s known to sleep hot, so let’s take a moment to discuss what measures have been taken to reduce heat buildup. In order for you to optimize the most restorative stages of sleep, your body temperature needs to drop just slightly. Mattresses that absorb heat make this difficult to accomplish, so one of the worst things you can do is commit the next several years to a mattress that will never allow you to get proper rest. The Dreamcloud Hybrid incorporates three features that help you keep heat buildup at bay.
- The polyester, rayon, cashmere blend is designed to regulate body temperature. Since this feature is present at the most direct contact point with the body, that’s great news.
- Since memory foam was known for heat absorption, layer two is gel-infused, meaning thousands of small gel beads permeate the material to effectively soak up body heat and keep the material sleeping cool.
- The individually-wrapped coils are effective in heat transfer by design as they allow easy air flow. Considering the coil unit makes up over half the mattress thickness, this is a highly effective measure.
To test out this particular combination of tactics, I put the DreamCloud Hybrid mattress to The Sleep Judge heat transfer test to see how it measures up to the more than 80 other mattresses I’ve examined. It performed 21% better than average, making this a great choice for hot sleepers and anyone with a sleep partner looking to get in some snuggle time without ending up in a pool of sweat.
DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Performance Testing
Innerspring mattresses typically perform well in edge support, especially those with reinforced edges. With the Hybrid by DreamCloud, this comes in the form of three rows of higher-gauge coils that are even firmer than the industry standard along the edges of the mattress to bolster the edge support when you apply your weight.
If you think about it, it makes sense. When you sit on the edge, you’re applying your weight directly over a very small surface area, so you do want added support. This is especially true if you tend to struggle getting in and out of bed. This heavy duty gauge Edge Shield System does an excellent job keeping me supported on the edge no matter how I position myself. Even when I sit on the corner, an area that’s very compromised on foam mattresses, I am very well supported.
People who have mobility issues or are prone to sleeping near the edge can rest assured the edge support on the DreamCloud Hybrid is above average.
If you have a sleep partner, definitely take time to examine motion isolation before you buy your next mattress. When you buy a mattress that allows for energy to transfer from one side to the other, you’ll drive each other crazy. Innerspring mattresses have a stigma for excessive motion transfer, and this is especially true with continuous coil units.
In products like the DreamCloud Hybrid, the coils are individually wrapped. This means the energy created when you move around on one side is much more effectively isolated to the point of origin. Furthermore, 40% of the mattress is made of foam, a material type that works to absorb motion. Best of all, the gel memory foam found in layer two is specially designed to reduce vibration and provide the buffer needed between you and the innerspring unit.
To put it to the test, take a look at the video above. When I drop a 20-pound medicine ball next to another of equal weight, you can see the springs do create a nice bounce, a quality that makes it easy to get in and out of bed. However, the resting ball barely moves when the other ball is dropped next to it. This is a great way to observe the motion isolating properties in action, and what this tells us is that this product is a great choice for sleep partners who like a mattress that gives you that “float on top” feeling and ease in movement without excessive motion transfer.
Need Absolute Maximum Motion Isolation?
With that being said, products made entirely of foam typically perform better in terms of motion transfer reduction if you’re a really light sleeper who needs a mattress with absolute minimal disturbance when your sleep partner moves around or gets in and out of bed. If this describes you, check out some of our top picks for mattresses that minimize motion transfer. However, for the average shopper, the motion isolating properties found in the DreamCloud Hybrid mattress should prove sufficient.
DreamCloud Hybrid Durability Expectations
So far, the DreamCloud Hybrid mattress makes for an awesome choice for any sleep position for the average shopper looking for an affordable mattress that sleep cool, keeps motion transfer minimal, and balances innerspring support with memory foam contour. You can buy the queen model for less than $1,000. It’s $300 cheaper than the Premiere option, so let’s talk for a moment about durability expectations.
If you’re new to online mattress shopping, remember, you’re cutting out the middleman, so this business model in and of itself keeps costs low. To gauge durability, let’s start with the poly foam layers. In this material type, we look at the density. A density of 1.8 pounds per cubic foot is indicative of excellent durability expectations, and, in mattresses over $1,000, this is what we expect to find.
- Layer one- 1.5 pcf
- Layer three- 1.7 pcf
- Base layer- 1.6 pcf
These numbers are all within the expectations of this price range. In the memory foam layer, a pcf of three to four would be expected in a mattress over $1,000, and this is what you want to shoot for if you or your sleep partner weigh more than 250 pounds. In the mattress by DreamCloud, the memory foam weighs in at 2.5 pcf.
Lastly, let’s take a look at the coil unit. For a queen, 800 coils would be standard in a product over $1,000. Here, we find 682. Again, this is a good number for this price range. So, in a nutshell, what do these material stats tell us?
- If you and your sleep partner have a BMI under 25, value a little bit of bounce in your sleep surface and would love a product that incorporates memory foam contour with innerspring support, this product could be right up your alley.
- I contacted DreamCloud, and, while they told me there is no weight limit on the Hybrid mattress, the densities featured are simply going to wear out faster if you carry a lot of weight. If you have a BMI over 25, I’d take a look at the Premiere Eurotop option.
Maintenance, Protection, Care & Warranty
Of course, there are things you can do to protect your mattress from premature wear and tear.
- It’s critical you’re prepared with a firm, solid surface like a bed base capable of supporting the weight of the mattress and sleepers.
- Buy a mattress protector. They don’t cost much, and they’re worth their weight in gold that first time you spill something on your mattress.
- The Dreamcloud Hybrid cover is not removable or washable. If the need arises, spot clean only.
- In the event your cover is seriously soiled or damaged, DreamCloud will send a replacement as a one time courtesy.
Does it sound like the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress will meet your needs? If you’re ready to try it out for yourself, here’s what you can expect in terms of cost:
Twin XL- $699
California King- $1,099
DreamCloud understands there’s a lot more that goes into a complete sleep system than a mattress, and that’s why they offer bundles. This allows you to buy everything you need to complete your dream bedroom setup and save a little money in the process. Financing is available as low as 0% through Affirm.
Who We Recommend the DreamCloud Hybrid Mattress For
We’ve taken a very thorough look at the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress. To sum up everything we’ve learned, this could be a great option if you:
- Sleep hot
- Switch between all three sleeping positions
- Need a mattress with a bit of bounce to help you move around and get in and out of bed
- Enjoy the memory foam feel without the excess sinkage
- Need superior edge support
- Need a mattress with low motion transfer
- Are a woman with a pear or apple body shape or a man with a triangle, inverted triangle or rhomboid body shape
DreamCloud Hybrid Mattress: Our Final Verdict
In a nutshell, the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress:
- Features phenomenal mobility while still providing adequate contour with the foam comfort layers
- Is compatible with all three sleeping positions
- Proved in our testing to be a great fit for hot sleepers.
- Is a great option to consider if you’ve ever wanted to enjoy memory foam without excessive heat buildup
Remember, the coil count and foam densities are a little low for folks who carry a lot of weight. If you have a BMI over 25, I’d strongly suggest you check out our review of DreamCloud’s Premiere option that we took a look at a few months ago. It does cost more, but you get what you pay for. However, if you and your sleep partner are of average weight, appreciate solid support, have mobility issues, need something that keeps motion transfer minimal without skimping on excellent responsiveness, and want to keep your purchase under a thousand bucks, the DreamCloud Hybrid mattress should be on your list of mattresses to strongly consider.
If you decide to make a purchase, you do get 365 nights to try it out, so that’s a full year to make sure it’s going to work for the long term. DreamCloud just asks that you try it for at least 30 days as it can take some time to get used to a new mattress. You’re also covered by DreamCloud’s Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Unboxing is easy. It takes around 10-15 minutes, but, if you don’t feel like the hassle, DreamCloud offers White Glove Service. A team of professionals will set up your new sleep system. The cost is $149 for the mattress and $45 for each base or other piece of furniture.
I hope this review has helped you decide whether or not the DreamCloud Hybrid Mattress is right for you!
Frequently Asked Questions
Does it work on adjustable beds?
Not ideal due to thick innerspring unit
Does it need to be rotated?
Recommended to rotate 180 degrees every three to six months
Where can these mattresses be shipped?
*Free shipping within the continental US *Additional shipping fee for shipment to Alaska and Hawaii
Is it a plush, medium, or firm?
How long does it take for the mattress to fully decompress after unboxing?
Is there a weight limit on the DreamCloud mattress?
No, but expect quicker wear if you or your sleep partner have a BMI over 25.
Can you sleep on the DreamCloud mattress without a cover?
You could, but it’s not recommended.
Can you flip the DreamCloud mattress?