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DreamCloud - Chinese Made Luxury?

Review by Andy David
Mattress expert Updated Jan 2020

Summary

  • DreamCloud works best for back and stomach sleepers. Heavy people over 250 lbs and couples also enjoy good support. But lightweight side sleepers prefer the softer pressure relief of Nectar.
  • Customers get a 365-night risk-free trial. This is the best trial period in the industry. The lifetime warranty is another great selling point of DreamCloud.
  • DreamCloud is made in China from quality materials. But the 2019 model feels less luxurious and durable than the original. Saatva is a better, USA-made mattress and retails at a similar price.

Chinese manufacture – Does it provide affordable luxury?

DreamCloud is made in China from good quality materials. It also ships compressed in a box directly from the factory. This makes it more affordable than in-store hybrids.

But the mattress was updated in 2019. The new model has fewer layers and feels less luxurious. Some customers report poor durability and sagging.

Better quality, USA-made mattresses are available for a similar price. Saatva mattress is a great quality, affordable alternative. Shoppers on a budget should consider Nectar that retails at $799 for queen-size (DreamCloud is $999 for queen-size).

The mattress is best for:

  • Most Individuals & Couples – DreamCloud has medium firmness (6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale). This works well for many individuals and couples. There is good pressure relief and back support in most sleeping positions.
  • Back & Stomach Sleepers – Back and stomach sleepers find the mattress most comfortable. It provides good spinal alignment to minimize back pain. But the mattress is too firm for lightweight side sleepers.
  • Heavy People – People over 250 lbs get great comfort and support. The 15-inch thickness supports plus-size people well. Strong pocket coils prevent sagging (a common cause of back pain).

Who should avoid DreamCloud:

  • Lightweight Side Sleepers – Lightweight side sleepers get better comfort on memory foam mattresses. DreamCloud is too firm and hard to push through. This limits joint protection for the hips and shoulders.
  • People Who Like All-Foam Beds – People who like a classic memory foam feel should avoid DreamCloud. It is too responsive and bouncy for some sleepers. Affordable memory foam beds like Nectar are good alternatives.
  • Hot Sleepers – DreamCloud has average temperature regulation at best. Hot sleepers will still overheat at night. Natural latex or cooling hybrids like Purple Hybrid work better.
  • People Who Like Extra Firm – Sleepers who prefer a firm feel might not like DreamCloud. The medium firmness can be too soft for some people. Saatva mattress is a good quality, firm alternative.
  • People Who Move Rooms/Homes – The mattress is very heavy once unboxed. It can be difficult to lift and move into a new position. People who move homes or rooms regularly should consider other brands.

Value And Durability

  • The 2019 model lacks the luxury feel and support of the original. Yet it retails at the same price. There are more reports of sagging and material defects in the latest version.
  • The cashmere-blend tufted cover has been replaced by a quilted Euro Top. There is less of a high-end, premium luxury feel. The mattress also has fewer layers that reduce the durability and support.
  • The original DreamCloud was better quality and value. The 2019 model is still a decent value. But the long-term durability is questionable. Better quality, affordable mattresses like Saatva are worth considering.

Heavy People

  • DreamCloud has no particular weight limit advertised. The mattress can handle weights of above 300 lbs on both sides of the bed. Durable materials give the strength and stability that heavy people need.
  • The 15-inch thickness is taller than most competitors. DreamCloud’s many layers and pocket coils keep heavy sleepers afloat. This is important to minimize back pain.
  • Medium firmness with strong pocket coils supports all sleeping positions. Heavy back, side and stomach sleepers find decent comfort on DreamCloud.

Couples

  • DreamCloud has medium firmness (about 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale). This is a good compromise for most couples. The mattress provides a nice mix of back support and pressure relief.
  • There is good support due to the hybrid design. But the new 2019 model lacks the durability of the original. A better quality, similarly priced mattress like Saatva is a worthy alternative.
  • Couples on a budget can get better value elsewhere. Memory foam mattresses like Nectar are more affordable and give great support. They also provide better pressure relief for couples who sleep sideways.
  • There is plenty of bounce and response for sex. But the motion isolation and edge support is average. Better motion isolation can be found on memory foam mattresses like Nectar.

Back & Joint Pain Relief

  • DreamCloud’s hybrid design provides great back support. Customers experience good spine alignment in all sleeping positions. This is key to preventing back pain.
  • The quilted Euro Top provides good pressure relief for side sleepers. But some people need more cushioning depth or a softer feel. Lightweight side sleepers with joint pain should choose Nectar.
  • Heavy stomach sleepers will get better comfort on a firmer mattress. DreamCloud’s top layer and medium firmness is too plush. Firmer mattresses like Saatva are better options.

Comparisons

Saatva’s height and firmness options appeal to more sleeping styles. The mattress has quality USA construction at a similar price to DreamCloud.

Made In USA – Saatva is made in the USA unlike DreamCloud, which is made in China. The durability and comfort are superior, despite the similar price. Customers wanting a long-term investment should choose Saatva. 

Mattress Options – Saatva has 3 firmness options and 2 height options. DreamCloud is only available in one model: 15-inch height and medium firmness. People who want a softer or firmer feel will prefer Saatva.

White Glove Delivery – DreamCloud ships compressed in a box. Saatva delivers the mattress ready to sleep on (with free white glove delivery). The delivery team will remove the old mattress and set up the new one.

Trial & Warranty – DreamCloud’s 365-night risk-free trial is the best in the industry. The mattress also comes with a lifetime warranty. Saatva’s 120-night trial and 15-year warranty are less impressive.

Returns – Saatva charges $99 for mattress returns. DreamCloud provides free returns. Customers take on less risk when they purchase DreamCloud.

Saatva Review: See Review

Both Nectar and DreamCloud are made in China from quality materials. But Nectar is more affordable and has wider appeal.

Better Value – Nectar is one of the best value online mattresses. A queen-size retails at $799, making it great for budget shoppers. DreamCloud has a more expensive price tag at $999.

Trial & Warranty – DreamCloud has the same long trial and warranty as Nectar. This is because the brand is owned by the same company. Customers can test both beds for a whole year, free from risk.

Medium Firmness – Both mattresses have medium firmness. This is about 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. Both Nectar and DreamCloud are comfortable for most sleeping positions.

Memory Foam Feel – Nectar has a classic memory foam feel. DreamCloud is a hybrid mattress with foam and pocket coils. People with joint pain can find better comfort with Nectar.

Heavy People – Nectar has a weight limit of 325 lbs on both sides of the bed. DreamCloud has no particular weight limit. Obese people over 300 lbs will get better support from DreamCloud’s hybrid design.

NectarReview: See Review

Purple Hybrid has better durability, luxury, and cooling than DreamCloud. But it lacks the long trial period and warranty.

Affordable Luxury – Purple Hybrid is more expensive than DreamCloud. But the mattress is more luxurious and higher quality. For the durability of materials and USA construction, Purple Hybrid is a great value.

Trial & Warranty – Purple has a 100-night risk-free trial and 10-year warranty. Customers must test the mattress for 21 nights before returning. DreamCloud has a 365-night risk-free trial and lifetime warranty (but a 30-night minimum trial period).

Better Cooling – Purple Hybrid has better cooling than DreamCloud. The Purple Grid layer and pocket coils give superior airflow. This improves temperature regulation to keep hot sleepers cool, even on warm nights.

Thickness/Height – DreamCloud is taller at 15 inches but the Purple Hybrid still provides great support. The 11-inch height works well for individuals, heavy people, and couples. Many people prefer the average thickness of Purple Hybrid. 

USA Vs China Construction – Purple Hybrid is made in the USA. DreamCloud is made in China. The durability of Purple Hybrid works better for customers looking for a long-term investment.

Purple Hybrid Review: See Review

FAQs

DreamCloud is a good mattress for back pain. Most people will get perfect spinal alignment. This is a key factor in preventing back pain.

The mattress feels comfortable for average and heavy weight side sleepers. But lightweight side sleepers find DreamCloud too firm. Softer memory foam mattresses like Nectar work better.

DreamCloud has medium firmness. About 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale. This provides good comfort and support for most people.

The mattress is 15 inches thick. This is above average and among the tallest mattress-in-a-box brands. The tall height provides good support for heavy people.

DreamCloud has average temperature regulation. Hot sleepers can get better cooling with other brands. A good cooling alternative is Purple Hybrid.

Summary

Overall rating
3 out of 5
Rated & Review by
Andy David

Shoppers wanting an affordable, supportive hybrid should consider DreamCloud. It has the longest trial period and warranty on the market. But better quality, USA-made mattresses are available for a similar price.

Key reasons to buy and not buy: 

  • Good Back Support – The hybrid design provides good back support in different sleeping positions. Back and stomach sleepers get great comfort from DreamCloud.
  • Long Trial & Warranty – DreamCloud has a long risk-free trial and warranty. Customers can test the bed at home for 365 nights. The lifetime warranty is also longer than similar competitors.
  • Questionable Durability – The 2019 update feels less durable, luxurious and supportive. It’s made in China. Customers can buy better, USA-made hybrids like Saatva for a similar price.
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