A good night’s sleep can help you face the day with more energy and optimism. While a single night spent tossing and turning is nothing to worry about, the cumulative effect of too little sleep can harm your mental health. Finding the right mattress could make a difference if you’re feeling the effects of sleep deprivation.

The Handbook Team has researched more than 100 mattress models to help you find the best mattress for your personal preferences. In this DreamCloud mattress review, we share what our testers learned about the mattress’s features—including motion isolation, pressure relief, firmness, and more. 

DreamCloud highlights

9.2 Excellent

DreamCloud highlights

  • Our rating: 9.2/10.
  • Price: $419–$1,290
  • Best for: Combination sleepers, stomach sleepers.
  • Material: Memory foam (hybrid version also available).
  • Trial period: 365 days.
  • Shipping method: White-glove delivery for an additional cost, including set-up and removal of your old mattress.
  • Financing: $42/month at 0 percent APR with Affirm or Splitit.
  • Warranty: Lifetime.

Pros and cons of the DreamCloud mattress

Pros Ideal for combination sleepers who frequently switch positions. Cashmere-blend quilted cover offers extra softness. Firmer hybrid (foam + springs) version also available. Cons Not ideal for higher-weight sleepers. Minimal edge support. No coil support in the all-foam version (very little bounce).

Insights from our testers 

Made of a polymer called polyurethane, NASA scientists created memory foam to absorb shock in airplane seats, and it’s now commonly used in football helmets, shoes, and mattresses like the DreamCloud. The pressure and heat of your body cause memory foam to conform to your shape and evenly distribute your weight, and it’s been shown to improve sleep quality. The DreamCloud foam mattress we reviewed consists of layers of foam (gel memory foam, gel foam, and standard foam) and does not include an inner coil support system. 

Some people prefer a firmer mattress with more support, so memory foam mattresses aren’t right for everyone. However, our testers found that the DreamCloud has more density than other memory foam mattresses, with enough firmness to change positions easily. One tester noted that she felt more “on” the mattress than “in” it and experienced even distribution of her weight along the length of her spine. Even more notably, she found this to be “very comfortable for stomach sleeping,” with her spine feeling neutral in a belly-down position.

With adequate firmness to allow motion but enough pressure relief to provide comfort, the DreamCloud memory foam mattress is a good choice for combination sleepers who need support in back, side, and stomach positions. 

From our tester

“I was pleasantly surprised that the DreamCloud’s foam felt denser than other memory foams. Because it was firmer, it was easy to reposition, and was surprisingly comfy for stomach sleeping.”

While this review focuses on the DreamCloud classic memory foam mattress, we want readers to know this mattress model also comes in a hybrid version. With a blend of memory foam and coil support, the DreamCloud hybrid might be a good option for sleepers who are nervous about an all-foam mattress. One tester notes the DreamCloud hybrid is “firmer than average but has a quilted cover that adds a tiny bit of plushness to the surface.” Due to its firmness, the DreamCloud hybrid may be a better choice than the DreamCloud foam for back sleepers or higher-weight sleepers. 

Here are a few other features our testers appreciated in the DreamCloud foam mattress: 

  • Our testers liked the cashmere-blend quilted top cover on the foam and hybrid versions of the DreamCloud. It added an extra layer of plushness and comfort to the mattress. 
  • DreamCloud has three forms of customer support (phone, email, or instant messaging) available every day of the week. We tried the live chat feature on their website and connected with a customer support representative in less than one minute. The representative was able to answer our questions and provide recommendations based on our answers. 
  • With the foam and hybrid models coming in below $1,500 for the queen size, the DreamCloud is an affordable option, especially because it’s frequently on sale for less.  

Why HelpGuide cares about a good night’s sleep

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Quality sleep is a key part of mental health, physical health, and overall well-being. Sleep helps us reset our bodies, process our emotions, and ease daily stress. Without it, we are at an increased risk of developing anxiety and depression, according to research

But there are medical conditions that can make sleep difficult. Chronic pain, acid reflux, loud snoring or sleep apnea, and insomnia are issues that can keep you up at night, tossing and turning.

Finding solutions for better sleep can be frustrating, but we’re here to help. The HelpGuide Handbook Team wants to empower you to make the right decision by providing the most honest information about sleep-related products, like mattresses.

Good sleep is essential for physical and mental health because it’s our body’s chance to recharge after the physical and cognitive loads of our day. When we sleep well, we have better relationships and communication with our partners, we can think more clearly, and we’re in a better mood.

Julia Catlin, licensed psychotherapist at Calm Science in Las Vegas.

In order to recommend the best options to fit your needs, we sought to better understand how sleep impacts overall health. We consulted with mental health experts, researchers, and industry leaders in sleep and ergonomics to connect the dots about what really matters in a mattress. 

Ultimately, all of our research is directed at taking the stress out of finding the highest-quality products that can support your sleep health—and in turn, your overall mental well-being.

What you need to know about the DreamCloud mattress 

Here are the four most important things to know about the DreamCloud mattress: 

DreamCloud mattress
The DreamCloud foam mattress is a medium-firm, budget-friendly option. The DreamCloud foam mattress is a medium-firm, budget-friendly option.
The DreamCloud foam mattress is ideal for average-weight combination sleepers. The DreamCloud foam mattress is ideal for average-weight combination sleepers.
Every size of the DreamCloud mattress comes in two styles: foam (all foam) and hybrid (foam with coil support). Every size of the DreamCloud mattress comes in two styles: foam (all foam) and hybrid (foam with coil support).
We recommend the DreamCloud hybrid mattress for higher-weight sleepers. We recommend the DreamCloud hybrid mattress for higher-weight sleepers.

HelpGuide Handbook’s testing methodology and score breakdown

Our mattress testing methodology includes an eight-factor score breakdown. Our hands-on product testing team uses this scoring system to rate each mattress.

Here’s how the DreamCloud foam mattress fared:

Pressure relief: 4.5/5

Our testers closely examine how well a mattress distributes weight and relieves pressure, particularly on the hips, shoulders, and thighs. The DreamCloud fared well in this category, with a dense foam mattress that supported most sleeping positions, including the stomach.

Firmness: 6.5/10

The level of firmness a person likes in a mattress is a personal preference, though some research suggests that a medium-firm mattress can alleviate low back pain. Our testers describe the DreamCloud’s firmness as “middle of the road—there’s give, but it’s still firm.”  

Motion isolation: 5/5

This round of testing recorded how well the mattress isolated movement and absorbed motion. The DreamCloud foam did an excellent job of minimizing or eliminating motion transfer from one part of the mattress to another. 

Cooling: 4/5

We examined how well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, factoring in heat retention. Our testers did not feel noticeable warming when laying on the bed for five minutes, even when another person was lying beside them.

Edge support: 3.5/5

How much support the edge of a mattress provides is important for functional use (getting in and out of bed) and sleeping towards the edge of the bed. Our testers found the DreamCloud had poor edge support when sitting on or lying fewer than 4 inches from the edge. 

Bounce: 2/5

Bounce is the amount of pushback in a mattress. Our testers gave the DreamCloud its lowest score in this category, as the dense foam provided almost no bounce.  

Sex: 2.85/5

The Handbook Team’s sex score for mattresses takes into account factors that intimate couples may prefer in a mattress: bounce, edge support, and cooling. Due to its low bounce score, the DreamCloud’s sex score is also low. 

Family: 4.2/5

We determine the family score by taking into account factors that may be important to families: support, edge support, cooling, and motion isolation. Due to its high motion isolation score, our testers deemed the DreamCloud a good family mattress. 

DreamCloud mattress firmness and feel 

The DreamCloud classic foam mattress offers a true middle ground of firmness, so sleepers can find a balance between firmness and pressure relief. In other words, this mattress will have that “just right” feel for sleepers who don’t prefer an extra soft or an extra firm mattress.   

The cashmere-blend quilted cover felt soft to the touch, but even more importantly, it added an extra layer of comfort. The mattress had a cushioned feel but wasn’t so plush that the sleeper felt lost or stuck in the memory foam. 

DreamCloud mattress performance

How well a mattress performs can impact how well you sleep, especially when it comes to pressure relief and noise or motion reduction. For example, if you share a bed with your partner and they are a restless sleeper, you’ll want a mattress with little to no motion transfer. 

The right mattress can set you up for healthy sleep by providing proper support and comfort. Both are essential for maintaining spinal alignment and reducing pressure points. Conversely, the ‘wrong’ mattress—one that has you sleeping too hot, is noisy when you or your partner move around, or has you waking up with aches and pains—can negatively impact sleep quality.

Jeff Kahn, sleep expert and founder at Rise Science 

Our testers gave the DreamCloud mattress high scores for motion transfer and pressure relief but lower scores for bounce and edge support. Here’s what our testers had to say about how those scores translate to the mattress’s overall performance.

Motion transfer and pressure relief 

How much pressure relief a mattress offers will depend on the composition of the mattress as well as the weight of the sleeper. Ideally, a mattress will evenly support your weight, mold to the curve of your lower back, and help the rest of your spine remain neutral.

Our average-size tester (130–250 pounds) felt some mild contouring of the lower back while lying on the DreamCloud mattress, but a heavier sleeper may sink further into the layers of the mattress and get more of a contouring effect. Our tester reported that her spine felt neutral on the DreamCloud mattress when lying in side and stomach positions. Some side sleepers (who need pressure relief at the hips and shoulders) may find this bed a little firm for their liking, although our average-weight tester did find it relatively comfortable in that position.  

When it comes to pressure relief, the DreamCloud offered adequate support for all sleeping positions (back, side, and stomach), making it a great choice for combination sleepers who switch positions during the night. 

The Handbook Team’s motion transfer test records how well the mattress isolates and absorbs motion using a 10-pound weight and an extra person. Our tester detected almost no movement when the weight was rolled across the DreamCloud mattress. The same was true when another tester jumped around on the other side of the bed. The DreamCloud’s motion control is ideal for couples with different sleeping styles, especially if one person moves around during sleep. 

A 10-pound weight on the DreamCloud mattress in our testing facility
Our testers used a 10-pound dumbbell to test motion transfer.

Bounce and edge support

With a low level of bounce and higher-than-average firmness for a foam mattress, the DreamCloud is ideal for combination sleepers who frequently switch positions throughout the night. Our tester felt the memory foam was responsive to her body’s pressure but not so responsive that she felt stuck or unable to change position. However, this mattress’s low bounce score might make it a poor choice for couples who are intimate and prefer more bounce in their bed. 

Our testers felt the DreamCloud foam mattress lacked adequate edge support. With three people on the bed, our tester said she felt supported but was definitely aware of an “edge support drop-off.”

When lying on the bed alone, with her shoulder in line with the bed’s edge but not hanging over, our tester felt that she might roll off the edge if she were to fall asleep. “You have like a 4-inch barrier from the edge,” she says. “As long as I’m four inches from the edge, I feel supported.”

Sitting on the bed’s edge as if to put on her shoes, our tester felt the edge collapse beneath her weight. Due to the lack of quality edge support, we wouldn’t recommend this mattress for higher-weight sleepers, especially if they share the bed with someone else. The DreamCloud hybrid may be a better choice in this case, as its individually wrapped coils offer greater edge support. 

Our tester sitting on the DreamCloud Memory Foam Mattress
One of our testers sat on the edge of the mattress and bent down as if to tie her shoes when testing edge support.

Sleeping position and body weight

As sleep expert Jeff Kahn explains, “Comfort is fairly subjective, and individual needs and characteristics such as body weight and preferred sleeping position play a significant role in what mattress might be best for you.”

Our research and in-person testing show that the DreamCloud foam mattress is ideal for average-weight back sleepers and average-weight combination sleepers. Due to the density of the foam, we don’t recommend the DreamCloud for lower-weight side sleepers, as it may not provide enough pressure relief on the hips and shoulders. The chart below is for the DreamCloud foam mattress. Please note the ratings might look different for the firmer hybrid version of this mattress. 

DreamCloud foam mattress ratings for different sleeper types

Lower weight (<130 pounds)Average weight (130–250 pounds)Higher weight (>250 pounds)
Back sleepersGoodIdealGood
Side sleepersPoorGoodGood
Stomach sleepersGoodGoodGood
Combination sleepersGoodIdealGood

Our final verdict on the DreamCloud mattress 

In December 2023, the Handbook Team surveyed 600 people who had purchased a new mattress in the past three years. Of the respondents who chose a DreamCloud mattress, 82.5 percent reported being satisfied with their new mattress, and 80 percent reported improved sleep quality. 

Our testers gave the DreamCloud foam a higher-than-average rating. They appreciated that the DreamCloud has all the good qualities of a memory foam mattress—contouring, comfort, and support—with an extra density that adds firmness and allows sleepers to change position comfortably. 

This is an ideal mattress for average-weight combination sleepers who switch positions throughout the night. It may not be ideal for lighter-weight side sleepers who need a less firm, more contouring mattress to support their shoulders and hips. Higher-weight sleepers who share the bed with another person may want a mattress with better edge support than what is offered by the DreamCloud foam and may want to consider a DreamCloud hybrid mattress. 

Frequently asked questions

The DreamCloud foam mattress comprises layers of gel memory foam and regular foam. The DreamCloud hybrid mattress has layers of gel with the addition of individually wrapped coils. Both the foam and hybrid DreamCloud mattresses have a cashmere-blend cover.

The DreamCloud foam mattress is a medium-firm mattress, which we found offers just enough contouring to provide some lower back support. The DreamCloud is soft enough to offer pressure relief for most sleepers but not so soft that the sleeper can’t easily change positions.

The DreamCloud foam mattress may not be the best option for higher-weight sleepers due to its poor edge support; the DreamCloud hybrid is a better choice.

The DreamCloud foam mattress can be an affordable choice if you’re looking for a comfortable, cushioning mattress that’s medium-firm. Our testers gave the mattress a 9.2 out of 10.

Most mattresses last seven to 10 years, but DreamCloud offers a lifetime warranty on all of its mattresses—their website claims they will replace or repair any mattress damaged from normal use. They also offer a 365-day trial period.

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