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Boxed mattresses are everywhere these days and it’s really difficult to choose the right one for your needs. Resident is one of the main players in the market, both here and in the US. After bringing Nectar in the UK last year, they decided it was about time to bring their second brand and they did so a few months ago. In this DreamCloud mattress review, I will talk about this new premium option which is a great new entry.
Although DreamCloud is an American brand, all mattresses are manufactured here in the UK and they are shipped in carton boxes. Unlike other boxed mattresses, DreamCloud comes with limited off-gassing so you don’t need to worry too much about the usual bad odour of a typical ‘mattress in a box’. Mine arrived about a month ago so it’s a good time now to move to the full review below.
MATERIALS & CONSTRUCTION
The DreamCloud mattress is very well-built featuring a total of 4 layers plus the cover. These are:
- A ‘Dream Plush’ memory foam layer that is there to provide you with the needed pressure relief.
- A support foam layer which is there to provide both comfort and support.
- A layer made of 15cm pocket springs which are designed to eliminate motion transfer. They also provide your body with the needed support.
- A dense foam layer which is the base of the DreamCloud mattress. It also absorbs motion to help couples sleep better.
This mattress is a very thick one with a height of 29cm. All foams used here are CertiPUR certified which means that they contain no mercury, lead or other heavy metals. The picture below shows the inside of the DreamCloud mattress.
The cover of the DreamCloud mattress has a complicated construction. The outer part is made of cashmere, rayon and polyester. They chose these materials because they wanted to give a luxury feel to this mattress. Underneath that, there are 2 foam layers which add comfort. It’s an approach that makes this mattress look really premium and I was really impressed by this cover. It’s a quilted top and the design is a very beautiful one. The cover is breathable so the mattress will stay cool during the night. It feels soft and it looks like a high-quality one.
Unfortunately, the cover of the DreamCloud mattress is not removable so you cannot machine-wash it. If you need to clean it, you should use a mild detergent and spot-clean it. On the sides, they have added 4 handles which are helpful when you want to move it. This is great thinking and a very useful feature. Overall, I think they did a great job here and I personally loved this cover.
COMFORT & SUPPORT
Most ‘mattresses in a box’ are designed to suit the average sleeper so they come with a medium-firm feel. DreamCoud is not an exception and if I use my virtual scale here, I would say it’s a 6.5 with 10 being really firm. It’s time now to see how it did with all the different sleeping positions.
Let’s start with the back position. The mattress immediately contoured to my body’s shape and it was really comfortable in this position. Support was excellent and I felt that my spine was aligned correctly. Pressure relief was great and the mattress did a great job managing my body’s weight. They promise a ‘floating’ feeling and I think that it’s a fair statement.
Turning to the side position, the mattress adjusted quickly and the springs did a good job supporting my hips and shoulders. Sinkage increased to help my spine to align properly and the overall support was adequate.
Finally, moving to the stomach position, the foam layers provided my body with plenty of pressure relief. The springs supported my hips and shoulders and it was quite comfortable in this position. Overall, I think that the DreamCloud mattress is a good all-rounder and it will suit combo sleepers.
If you share your bed with a partner, this mattress can be a good option. The hybrid system means that it has excellent edge support so you will get the same performance from every bit of the sleeping surface. The higher springs are also designed to eliminate motion transfer so you won’t have the annoying partner disturbance during the night.
It’s already mentioned above that the DreamCloud mattress is a boxed one. It will be delivered in a carton box directly to your door. They offer a free 2-man delivery service which is great. The box will be delivered to the room of your choice but it has to be set up by you. If you want to have your old mattress removed, you can choose this option during checkout and it will cost you an extra £35. DreamCloud is currently only available to Mainland UK. The weight of each mattress depends on its size so it can vary from 21-40kg.
My mattress arrived within 3 days from the time of order and the couriers were very polite. Communication was good and I was frequently updated about the status of my order. The whole process was smooth and I was happy with the service I got.
TRIAL PERIOD & GUARANTEE
When you order a DreamCloud mattress, you will get a 365-night trial period which is amazing. The only other brand that offers the same is Nectar. This gives you a whole year to decide whether you want to keep this mattress or not. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, you can return it and get your money back. The process is simple and they will come to collect it for free. I want to point out here that you don’t have to keep the original packaging to be able to return your mattress. Of course, make sure you recycle it!
Besides the trial period, you will also get a forever guarantee which is unbelievable! This is not a typo and your DreamCloud mattress will be covered for its entire life. The package offered here is by far the best in the market and you won’t find it elsewhere.
The time has come now to complete this DreamCloud mattress review. I was very impressed by it and I think that it’s an amazing option for anyone looking for a premium mattress. The price is high for a boxed mattress but they frequently run promotions so you will never pay the RRP. At the moment of writing the offer is ‘£250 off’ which makes it a good value for your money. It’s a mattress that will suit all type of sleepers and that comes with amazing service and support. If you like this ‘floating’ feeling then you should have the DreamCloud mattress at the top of your list. I highly recommend it!