While you should expect to make an investment in a new mattress, you can find one with desirable qualities for less than $1,000, and the Dromma Bed could be a great fit for you. There is certainly not a shortage when it comes to mattresses to choose from Dromma recently gave us the opportunity to take the queen-size, medium-firm model for a test run, and it’s my pleasure to share my findings to help you determine if this would be a good fit to meet your needs.
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About the Company
Dromma Bed has made it their mission to deliver exactly what mattress shoppers are looking for: comfort, convenience, and affordability. They have been analyzing buying patterns and noticed an influx in the number of consumers choosing to purchase memory foam products online.
While they are a big proponent of the online mattress buying experience, they have noticed that many companies fail to address some of the common issues consumers face when they work with these products. For starters, they tend to sleep hot. They also cause the sleeper to sink into the materials, and this can make it difficult to move around at night. They wanted to ensure online shoppers could rely on their delivery. As they worked on the design of their product, they performed extensive research in order to ensure they produced a final product that offers:
- Quality construction
Dromma not only strives to provide comfort. They also make it a point to provide consumers with the highest-quality, most technologically advanced, eco-friendly, US-made materials at a price you can afford. Best of all, they value customer satisfaction.
While many companies will offer a 60 or 90 night sleep trial, Dromma allows you to test their product for 200 nights before your decision is final. Yes, that’s over half a year to decide if it’s right for you! This all sounds pretty good to me, so let’s take a look at the features of this mattress!
An Extensive Look Into the Features
Finding the right mattress for your needs requires that you review a number of different qualities, and it can be easy to overlook some of these until you’ve already made your investment. Since I have the advantage of having already acquired my Dromma Bed mattress, I’m going to walk you through the primary components you need to know to make an informed buying decision.
A Look at the Cover
Dromma’s cover is composed of 460 GSM panel fabric which is 99% polyester and 1% lycra. The border features 100 percent polyester 375 GSM fabric. It’s a very pure white, and I was happy with its overall aesthetic appeal. However, I would suggest that you purchase a mattress protector in order to maintain the integrity of the product. This combination produces an end result that’s very soft to the touch and comfortable.
As do many covers, this one unzips. Since it is washable, you can appreciate the fact that you can more easily maintain the product. If you’re like me and have kids or pets, this can be an especially important feature.
The first comfort layer you get to enjoy is comprised of a 1.5″ blend of natural and synthetic Dunlop latex foam, and it features airflow holes for increased circulation. I removed the sock from my mattress to take a look at the materials (don’t do this yourself unless you don’t mind voiding your warranty).
The majority of the wear and tear you can expect to experience takes place on the comfort layers since this is where most of the direct compression will take place. Since the foam is located so close to the top of the product and consists of latex, you can expect good durability as latex, in general, is known to last.
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Dromma understands that we all have different preferences when it comes to firmness. Just think of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Each member of the Bear family had their own unique bed that reflected their preferred firmness level.
I selected the Medium Firm option, but you also have the ability to select Medium Soft. To better help you decide which would best facilitate your sleeping needs, consider your usual sleeping position:
- Back sleepers
- The sprawler
- The bed hog
- Side sleepers
- Stomach sleepers
The Broom Test
As I do with all the mattresses I review, I conducted the broom test on the Dromma Bed to give you an idea as to the sinkage you can expect on the Medium Firm option. I placed my 130 pounds of body weight in an area of 9 by 7 inches. Using my kitchen broom to help us keep track of what’s level, we find that it sinks in just a little over six inches, so this is comparable to other products I’ve tested in the medium firmness level range. If you choose the softer version, you can expect this sinkage to be deeper.
I felt the composition of the mattress offers great support as I am prone to moving around a little bit to find the right position on any given night. Even though there is a little bit of lag time for the top comfort layer to bounce back, I didn’t notice this as I moved around on the product.
In fact, it was this level of hug that provided a contour that was very comfortable and provided excellent alignment without feeling as though I was stuck in the mattress. I feel the sturdy base works well with the two comfort level to help support and contour.
Side Note for Sleep Partners
If you’re planning to purchase a mattress to facilitate the needs of two sleepers, there is a point I’d like for you to consider. If you sleep with someone who is over 220 pounds, the lighter sleeper may find themselves sinking into the heavier sleeper’s area throughout the night. Therefore, I would not recommend this mattress for sleeping partners if one is over 220 pounds and significantly heavier than the other. However, I tested the queen model. You may have a more positive experience with the king or California king options.
Edge support is a term that represents the support you find, you guess it, on the edges of the mattress. While this may not seem significant, consider the times you spend sitting on the edge. I, for one, am known to sit on the edge as I fold laundry or help the kids with homework. You may also find yourself lying close to the edge, and you certainly don’t want to fall out.
When I sat on the edge of the Dromma mattress, I did notice compression in the comfort layers, however this is not a surprise as they are there to offer you that comfort and hug. However, when you touch the base layer, you can feel that there is noticeably less compression, so it helps to offer that support you need. Furthermore, when I laid down on the edge of the mattress, I did not feel like I was going to fall off the product.
Now, I would avoid sitting on the very edges of the mattress as here you’ll notice that there is significantly less support. This has been true of most mattresses I have tried out so far.
Motion transfer is something you should seriously consider if you’re planning to use the mattress with a sleeping partner. Few things are more annoying than when you’re just about to drift off to sleep and your partner gets up to use the restroom or otherwise starts moving around. When motion transfer reduction isn’t there, you’re inevitably going to be disturbed, and this diminishes the overall quality of sleep you get to enjoy.
Here at The Sleep Judge, we like to demonstrate motion isolation using two 20 pound medicine balls. I place one ball on the edge while I stand on the opposite side with the other medicine ball. Holding the ball at eye level (I’m 5’ 6”), I drop the ball to see the impact it has on the resting ball on the other end. When I applied this test, there was minimal movement of the resting ball, and this indicates a good degree of motion isolation. However, we don’t all sleep at the polar opposite edges of the bed, either! When I dropped the ball closer to the resting one, I didn’t notice much of a difference. We can conclude that motion isolation is more than acceptable in this product.
Heat Transfer Capabilities
While we typically think of getting wam and cozy in our blankets as we sleep, have you ever noticed that you need to stick your feet out at the bottom as you drift off? Perhaps you have to remove the blanket from your upper torso? This is because, as we sleep, our body temperatures drop slightly in order to get into the deeper stages of sleep where most of the beneficial restorative physical processes take place. Therefore, knowing if your bed is able to help you sleep cool is important.
I like to provide our readers and viewers with an observable example of how each product I review performs thermally. To do so, I laid on the Dromma Bed in a temperature-controlled setting of 64 degrees Fahrenheit for a period of 30 minutes. I then removed myself and recorded the cooling process that follows using a thermal imaging camera which measures the temperature.
In the case of the Dromma Bed, it took right around 13.5 minutes for it to cool back down to 64 degrees. My current top contender is the Dreamfoam Mattress which only took 5.5 minutes. However, the Bear Mattress took 17 minutes to cool down, so, while it’s not at the top of the heat transfer capability list, it’s not at the bottom either However, if heat transfer is a significant deciding factor for you, you may want to continue weighing your options.
Smell and Offgassing
Any time you open a new product that undergoes manufacturing processes that use chemicals, there’s a chance you’re going to notice a certain smell. Think of the last time you bought a new pair of shoes. There is a slight chemical odor which typically doesn’t last that long once the product is used.
Upon opening the Dromma Bed, you could detect a very slight odor, but it quickly dissipated. After just a few hours, it had diminished. Therefore, if offgassing is something that really bothers you, you can rest assured it won’t be a problem with this product.
Maintenance, Protection, Care and Warranty
Aside from the sinkage you may experience if sleeping with a heavier person into their side of the mattress, I found this product to be comfortable and supportive. I woke up feeling refreshed and well-rested. The comfort layers offered a great combination of hug and bounce-back that helped me fall asleep quickly.
If you do decide to invest in this product, there are things you need to be aware of in order to ensure you take proper care of the mattress in order to increase its overall durability. I’d like to take a moment to cover some factors that are important to understand in order to make sure you make the most of this product once it ships to your doorstep.
If you’re on a budget but still want to take advantage of quality materials on the higher end of industry density standards, the Dromma Bed could be a great option for you. No matter the size you choose, you can expect to spend less than $1,000. The following table walks you through the various prices for the sizes they have to offer:
- Twin- $549
- Twin XL- $649
- Full- $749
- Queen- $849
- King- $949
- California King- $949
Dromma Bed Reviews and Feedback
Since I have had the opportunity to try out the Dromma Bed queen-size mattress, I can provide you first-hand information that can certainly prove helpful in making your final purchasing decision. However, everyone has their own preferences, body types, and other unique situations. What works for me or may be different from what you experience.
In order to give you a better idea if this will be a great choice for your needs, I took a moment to see what other real customers had to say about this product. Following is a chart containing some of the information I was able to gather, so I hope this helps give you a more well-rounded understanding of what Dromma Bed has to offer:
- Timely delivery
- Reduction in aches and pains, especially for those who may have been in an accident
- Great motion transfer reduction capability
- Sinking sometimes experienced for those who carry a lot of weight
I would like to point out that I was unable to find anyone who experienced the same sinking-in when sleeping with a partner heavier than them. Therefore, this may just be a unique case in which one sleeper is notably lighter than the other.
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Who We Recommend This Product For
Overall, I think this is a great product to consider if you’re ready to invest in one that offers quality materials at an affordable price. I certainly know money can be tight, and this product is less than $1,000. Based on the specs we covered of the various layers of this product, we can reasonably assume that durability, when properly cared for, will be acceptable. Furthermore, the product features an aesthetic appeal that will please most clients, and those making attempts to reduce their carbon footprints will be pleased in knowing Dromma uses natural resources and donates returns rather than sending them off to landfills.
Again, if you sleep with someone who weighs more than 225 pounds and you’re notably lighter, there is a chance you could find yourself struggling with the same situation I encountered. Also, if you prefer a mattress that’s on the firmer or softer side, this may not be the product for you. However, if you still want to consider this product, I would strongly suggest you go with the Medium Firm option and/or select the king or California king option. Finally, I think this would be the perfect choice for anyone who is hesitant to make a final decision before having a chance to try the product out. Dromma’s 200 night sleep trial is superior to any other I have yet had the chance to try out, so the company certainly has faith in their product.
Our Final Verdict
All things considered, I think this is an excellent, high-quality product that would be perfect for a single sleeper or perhaps for your child. I also feel it would be an acceptable product for sleeping partners when there isn’t a sizeable weight difference between the two. Based on the densities found at the various layers of the mattress, we can see that Dromma keeps their specs at the higher end of industry standards, so you can expect your mattress to be a satisfactory investment.
While the firmness levels offered are accommodating for the majority of consumers, if you prefer a product that’s very firm or very soft, there isn’t an option that will likely meet your unique standards. However, for the average shopper on a budget who doesn’t want to compromise on quality and durability, Dromma Bed does have a lot to offer.
The Sleep Judge makes it our primary goal to help match consumers with the product that will work best for their needs. If there is any further information we can provide to better succeed in accomplishing in this, please let us know by commenting below. We’ll get back with you as quickly as possible so you can proceed with making the best possible decision.
|Offgassing||Firmness Level||Weight Capacity per Individual||Trial Period||Warranty|
|About 12 hours||5 (this will vary depending on whether you choose Medium Soft or Medium Firm)||Weight limit is determined by capacity of box spring/foundation. Dromma recommends the firm model for people above 230 lbs.||200 days||12 Year Limited|
|Dunlop Latex Comfort Layer||1.5 inches|
|Visco Elastic Gel Foam Comfort Layer||4 pcf||2.5 inches||12 lbs|
|Poly Memory Foam Base||1.8 pcf||8 inches||Varies|
|California King||72″ x 84″|
|King||76″ x 80″|
|Queen||60″ x 80″|
|Full||54″ x 75″|
|Twin XL||12 x 80 x 38 inches|
|Twin||12 x 75 x 38 inches|