Does such a thing as the “perfect” bed exist?
Likely not, but DreamCloud makes lofty claims about its beds having the “perfect” firmness, which reads as a claim its coil-core mattress is actually perfect. With firmness being the most debatable vector for whether a bed is actually comfortable, we set out to decipher if the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress was really an all-around winner.
Pros and cons
- Easy to unbox and set up
- Compact packaging
- Ready to use almost immediately
- Soft, breathable cover
- Multiple layers should help most people find their comfort zone
- 365-day trial period
- Lifetime guarantee
- Free shipping and returns
- Coils are not everyone’s favorite
- Unboxing coil mattresses can be tricky
- Edge support wasn’t fantastic
Delivery and unboxing
Like most delivery mattresses, the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid comes coiled in a box, wrapped in several sheets of plastic. At 85 lbs, our queen-size mattress also arrived in a box that seemed a bit ‘squat’; it was short compared to other mattresses we’ve tested.
That said, it’s a standard size queen mattress. Getting it in the front door and up the stairs was relatively simple, as was unboxing. We slid it out of the box and onto its solid DreamCloud bed frame, then carefully cut the plastic away with the included tool.
As always, we caution you when unboxing a coil-core mattress. They tend to spring open quickly, so take care to stand back a bit in those final moments.
Because the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress has coils, it’s available to use almost immediately. We gave it time to breathe as a precaution, but the bed needs no time to ‘wake up’ as memory foam mattresses do.
While we could have slept on it immediately, it’s smart to give the coils time to decompress while the other layers come alive. There was also a noticeable odor from the foam layers, but a well-ventilated room took care of that issue.
What others say
Reviewed had an issue with the mattress odor persisting for weeks (this wasn’t our experience). Sleep foundation says side sleepers under 130 pounds may not “sink in” enough for the bed to be comfortable.
What users say
The DreamCloud website shows the Luxury Hybrid mattress has a 4.6/5 star rating, with over 2,800 reviews (2,841 at the time of publication). Here’s the breakdown:
- 2018 five-star reviews (71 percent)
- 509 four-star reviews (18 percent)
- 305 three-star reviews (11 percent)
- 3 two-star reviews (0.1 percent)
- 6 one-star reviews (0.2 percent)
When the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress pops open, the quilted top almost begs you to lay on it immediately. It’s soft, welcoming, and feels downright luxurious.
Between the plush cover and individually wrapped coil sit two layers: the “sink-in-just-right” layer next to the coils, and the “pressure-relief comfort layer” just beneath the cover. The two work perfectly in unison.
DreamCloud claims it has a “perfect” firmness, here, and our hot-take is that it’s a fair claim. Would further testing prove this to be true?
After a month of use
The benefit of DreamCloud’s dual layers between coils and cover is it helps alleviate the issue many have with coil mattresses: resistance.
Coils are often deemed too firm, but it’s more that coils have a different memory than memory foam. Coils take time to “learn” your body type and sleep position. As a side sleeper, coils can often push back on my hip and shoulder. The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid is no exception; I experienced the same feedback when lying on the mattress initially, but its foam layers helped me find a restful position quickly.
The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress has a unique proposition: it balances the responsiveness of coils with the memory of foam, which helped me rest easy and get out of bed easily. As I didn’t sink into a large sea of foam, the responsiveness of the coils made getting my day started much easier. The company’s claim of “perfect” firmness is highly subjective, of course, but those who laid on it for any duration came away pleased.
Deeply comfortable without letting me sink too deeply into it made the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress a winner. It’s a firm yet subtle mattress that caused one guest to sleep right through an alarm. Its price point also hits the sweet spot. At $1,099, the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress should make anyone’s list of must-try mattresses.
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