Contents of Article
- About These Two Brands
- Casper and DreamCloud Comparison
- And the Winning Mattress is …
- For Sleepers with Specific Needs
Today we are going to compare apples to oranges. Ok, maybe it isn’t that extreme because Casper and DreamCloud are both mattresses that are dominating the ‘bed in a box’ market. But they are different. Casper has positioned itself as the #1 online order mattress brand and DreamCloud is the new kid on the block. Plus, Casper is an all-foam bed while DreamCloud is a hybrid that mixes a blend of high-end foams with pocketed coils.
About These Two Brands
Let’s not go into this blind! Here are a few quick-hitters about each brand.
DreamCloud Recap Full Review
What To Like
- DreamCloud uses eight layers.
- It looks and feels like a luxury bed.
- It’s delivered directly to your door.
- It has a big, plush cashmere blend euro top.
- It is breathable with cooling gel foam.
- They also sell an adjustable bed frame.
- Their micro-coils are set with five support zones.
- Excellent online customer service.
What Not To Like
- No retail stores to test their product.
- Made in China, which may put off some buyers.
- The reviews on their website seem like they may be manufactured.
Like I said, DreamCloud is the new kid on the block in the ‘bed in a box’ business. But they are quickly taking over the neighborhood with their incredibly long sleep trial, Everlong warranty, and competitive prices.
DreamCloud has changed the game by bringing a 15-inch-thick luxury hybrid right to your door. It can’t be as compressed as the all-foam beds, but never-the-less, it comes rolled up in a heavy-duty bag right to your front porch. Their website uses the words, ‘lovingly crafted, meticulously chosen, scientifically optimized sleep-enhancing luxury.’ And honestly, this sounds about right.
The company can bring such astounding luxury at the thousand-dollar price-point by designing the bed in America and then selectively manufacturing the mattress in China with only the highest quality, hypoallergenic, CERTIPUR-US certified materials.
- 1-year refundable sleep trial.
- No charge for pick up on returned mattresses.
- They ship for free inside of the lower 48.
- Come with the ‘Everlong Warranty.’
- DreamCloud is CertiPUR-US® Certified.
- They only use premium memory foams that are hypoallergenic.
- Constant promotions put a queen under a thousand dollars.
- Made in China.
Casper Recap Full Review
What To Like
- They updated their mattress with a new specialized Zoned Support™ transition layer.
- It has phenomenal edge support for a foam bed.
- The Casper is compatible with adjustable frames.
- They sell matching pillows and accessories.
- It utilizes four layers of premium foam.
- They have been the #1 ‘bed in a box’ mattress.
What Not To Like
- The company has grown very fast, so there have been some customer support concerns.
- Previous iterations have had reports of the Casper bed not lasting as long as it should.
Casper has been leading the delivery mattress market for some time now. One thing I find funny is right on their website, it says, “Our customers say it’s like sleeping on a dreamy cloud.’ And today they are being compared against DreamCloud. Is there where DreamCloud got their name?
I digress. Casper has gotten a lot of attention. Who knows how much of this is organic and how much is based on their marketing efforts, but it is unquestionably a massive factor in their success. Their press releases and brand profiles have been picked up by Wired Magazine, Good Housekeeping, TIME, and they have received awards for being ‘the most innovative’ company.
- The Casper offers a 100-night trial period with a full refund and free pickup.
- The Casper mattress comes with a 10-year warranty.
- It ships for free to the contiguous USA and Canada
- Available in 17 stores across the US to test their product.
- Casper mattresses were tested and met these rigorous environmental standards to be CERTIPUR-US® certified.
- Made in the United States of America.
Casper and DreamCloud Comparison
Know that you have learned a little bit about the companies and what they offer, it’s time to compare the beds head-to-head to see which one is better.
How are Casper and DreamCloud Similar
These mattresses have plenty of similarities. So, we’ll take a look at those first.
On the surface, Casper looks like it is less expensive $995 vs. $1199 for a queen. But in reality, DreamCloud is always running $200 promotions that cut the price of their queen down to $999.00. So, these two mattresses are virtually identical in their cost.
How Cool They Sleep
The Casper uses an open cell foam. This type of foam is designed to sleep cool. When you couple their foam with their lightweight polyester blend cover, the bed sleeps pretty cool. DreamCloud is made with a breathable cashmere and polyester blend cover over a cooling gel memory foam that does a fantastic job at drawing heat away from your body.
DreamCloud Reviews and consumer reports state that their mattress is 7.5 out of 10 with regards to their level of solidity. Although it is slightly firmer than the Casper, it isn’t a significant difference.
Most Casper reviews rate the firmness at seven on a scale that goes to 10. Casper is at the softer end of medium-firm.
With both of these flagship lines, you get what you get. There are no other aesthetic trims to choose. There are also no other firmness options.
How Casper & DreamCloud are Different
Because one of these beds is all-foam construction and one is hybrid with innersprings, there are quite a few differences to look over.
The Casper stands 10 inches tall and uses four layers of proprietary foam. They begin with the cooling open cell latex-like memory foam that helps keep you cool and gives the Casper a little bit of bounce instead of that sinking feeling.
Underneath is the contour layer. It uses more traditional memory foam that contours to your body to fill in the gaps where needed so that your spine stays aligned no matter how you sleep. The transition layer is Casper’s main upgrade with their latest iteration. The Zoned Support™ utilizes different densities of foam in different areas, shoulders, hips, core, etc. so that the bed responds correctly to the points and curves of your body.
The final layer is a thick piece of high-density polyurethane memory foam that acts as the foundation for the Casper It takes the weight of your body so that you don’t sag into the bed and also provides adequate side/edge support.
DreamCloud stands at an NBA-worthy 15 inches in height and uses eight individual layers to build their mattress. The first layer is their quilted and hand-tufted euro top cover. It is soft a soft and breathable cashmere/poly blend. The cover sits over a gel-infused memory foam layer that gives you contouring support and keeps you at optimal sleeping temperature.
The 3rd section is a quilted memory foam developed by DreamCloud that is designed to feel like you’re on the clouds. Below this is their Natural Latex Foam layer. It’s hypoallergenic and gives that extra bit of bounce and response; it is also a critical part of how heat moves away from your body while sleeping. The three of these layers combined gives you that satisfying memory foam bed feel, but without feeling stuck in the bed.
Beneath another layer of slightly denser supportive foam, you will find the pocketed coil system. The springs are wrapped individually, so they support your weight where needed and do a fantastic job at stopping motion transfer. The coils are encased in a high-density foam that offers excellent edge support.
The Casper looks like it is just a few layers of foam slapped together, but they have won awards for best invention and innovation for how well the bed performs. DreamCloud is more complex, with their 8 layers and combination of innersprings, latex, and foam. But this doesn’t necessarily mean it’s better.
Warranty & Shipping
As per industry standards, both of these mattresses ship for free as long as you are not overseas or in Alaska/Hawaii. But there is a huge difference in their warranties. Casper gives you a 10-year limited warranty, but DreamCloud offers their industry-leading ‘Everlong Warranty’ which is a limited warranty that you can call upon for as long as you own the bed. What do you think, are they Foo Fighters fans?
Holy moly, DreamCloud … you offer a 365-night trial period and after a whole year, you still won’t charge anything to pick the bed up and give us a full refund? I must say that the DC sleep trial destroys Casper’s 100-night trial. I mean. It is exactly 2.65 times better!
Casper is fantastic at stopping smaller jolts of motion, and I thought that the all-foam bed would come out victorious in this department … but alas, those zoned individually wrapped coils system coupled with all that foam makes DreamCloud the champion of stopping motion from traveling from one side of the bed to the other.
Casper and DreamCloud each perform admirably when you measure how pressure relieving each is. You can use pressure sensing sheets to do this. Although they both did well, Casper slightly outperformed DreamCloud. Casper accomplished this because it was much better for back sleepers.
When the test sleeper laid on their back, the Casper showed near zero pressure, meaning it does a great job at pressure relief for those who sleep on their backs. Sensors on the DreamCloud mattress picked some pressure hotspots near the lower shoulder blade area and elbows. The DreamCloud still sleeps cozy for back sleepers, but Caspers takes the cake here.
Stomach Sleepers & Side Sleepers
Sensors pick up very little pressure on either mattress when sleep testers rest on their side or stomachs. Particularly the stomach, which the two beds are about dead even. For side sleepers, the DreamCloud shows just a hair more pressure at the shoulders, but the Casper has a smidge more at the hips. So, there is no clear winner.
Overall, because of the drastic difference for back sleepers, I would say the Casper is slightly better at all around pressure relief.
And the Winning Mattress is …
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We’re confident in recommending DreamCloud as the best choice based on our analysis of critical factors that an average, discerning mattress shopper would care most about.
DreamCloud wins solely because they come out on top in areas such as sleep trial, and warranty. Plus, the fact that DreamCloud is so well built and luxurious. But regarding comfort and the ability to relieve pressure and be therapeutic for back pain, these two beds are neck and neck.
So, if you want an all-foam bed, don’t be discouraged from the Casper just because DreamCloud won this showdown.
- Quality – DreamCloud
- Price – Casper (but tie after discounts)
- Pressure relief – Casper
- Reputation – Tie
- Sleep Trial – DreamCloud
- Warranty – DreamCloud
- Customer Support – DreamCloud
- Product Selection – Casper (many accessories)
For Sleepers with Specific Needs
I know, you’ve probably been wondering “what if these mattresses are great for side sleepers, but not back sleepers like me?” Not to worry. We’ve got you covered!
Side Sleepers: Choose DreamCloud
Side sleepers will love the DreamCloud mattress. Pressure sensing maps picked up very little pressure on the sharp points such as the hips and shoulders and no pressure at all along the length of the sleeper’s side.
Stomach Sleepers: Choose DreamCloud
Again, almost no pressure shows on the DreamCloud for stomach sleepers. Plus, as stomach sleepers tend to sleep hotter, with their face pointed more towards the mattress, the ultra-cool sleeping surface is perfect for them.
People with Back Pain: Choose DreamCloud
The blend of responsive latex foam, conforming memory foams, and individually wrapped coils that will adjust to weight placement makes this bed perfect for keeping your spine in alignment no matter how you sleep. And as we all know, this one of the biggest steps towards chronic back pain relief.
Heavy People: Choose DreamCloud
The innersprings and multiple layers of foam are much better at evenly supporting heavier weight than the all-foam Casper. So, if you are a bigger person, this bed will keep you comfortable for years.
Couples: Choose DreamCloud
The thick, high-density foam used to encase the micro-coil system provides superior edge support. Support at the side of the bed is crucial for couples as often one ends up sleeping along the edge. The DreamCloud feels as secure on the side as it does in the center of the bed.
The DreamCloud mattress is like sleeping on a 5-Star Luxury Hotel bed. The only thing that bothered me at all is the fact that it is not made in the United States. But it seems that DreamCloud’s strategy of selectively manufacturing their product in China using top-shelf materials is allowing them to provide a superior product at an affordable price.
That said, if you want American-made luxury in the same price bracket, check out Saatva for a hybrid mattress that is similar to DreamCloud.