DreamCloud Premier vs. Casper Mattress Comparison
Our sleep scientists at Mattress Nerd put two popular brands to the test, the DreamCloud Premier and Casper mattresses. In this match of hybrid vs all-foam, find out which best suits your unique bedtime needs. To learn just what we do behind the scenes, you can watch any of our YouTube videos or read about our process for mattress reviews.
DreamCloud Premier vs. Casper Overview
For couples of different sizes and preferred sleeping positions, you can’t go wrong with the luxury DreamCloud Premier. It offers the versatility you need without comprising comfort and support. But if you’re a lightweight or average-weight sleeper, the Casper brings quite a bit to the table for a much lower price.
|DreamCloud Premier is best for…||Casper is best for…|
|Heavyweight Sleepers||Couples with Sleepers <230 lbs|
|Shoppers Who Love Hotel-like Luxury Feel||Shoppers on a Budget|
|Couples of All Sizes||Lightweight and Average-weight Sleepers|
Who Should Choose the DreamCloud Premier Mattress?
- Heavyweight Sleepers: For those over 230 lbs, the hybrid DreamCloud has you covered whether you prefer sleeping on your back, stomach, side, or a combination, The pillow top offers cushion and contour while the 8.5″ steel coil layer provides adequate support.
- Shoppers Who Love Hotel-Like Luxury Feel: When paying luxury prices, you want to feel that difference and the DreamCloud won’t disappoint. This versatile, well-rounded mattress will have you looking forward to bedtime.
- Couples of All Sizes: Due to its robustness and overall luxury feel, the DreamCloud Premier made our list of best mattresses for couples. It’s bound to exceed your expectations no matter your size or preferred sleeping position.
Who Should Choose the Casper Mattress?
- Couples with Sleepers <230 lbs: When you share the bed, certain features of your mattress become more important like motion isolation, edge support, and temperature control. Performing above average in each of these categories, plus offering stellar pressure relief, the Casper is a great choice for couples in the lightweight and average-weight range.
- Shoppers on a Budget: While the Casper isn’t exactly a budget mattress, this mid-range option delivers quite the competition to the luxury DreamCloud Premier.
- Lightweight and Average-weight Sleepers: Those weighing less than 230 lbs will experience the benefits of the all-foam Casper and its ergonomic design.
DreamCloud Premier vs. Casper: Top Similarities
- Temperature Neutral: Both mattresses have materials to address temperature—DreamCloud Premier’s coils increase airflow and Casper’s perforated polyfoam disperses body heat. As a result, both feel temperature neutral and are satisfactory for most sleepers.
- Couples: Though the Casper scores a little higher in several areas, the DreamCloud Premier’s ability to meet the needs of heavyweight sleepers, plus its amazing pillow top, put both of these in the running for shoppers who share a bed.
- Side Sleepers: With above average pressure relief, both mattresses cushion your hips and shoulders when sleeping on your side. Note: The DreamCloud Premier is recommended for plus-size sleepers, over the all-foam Casper.
DreamCloud Premier vs. Casper: Top Differences
- Price: The Casper mattress performs quite well for slightly less than the price of the DreamCloud Premier. Value comes down to your sleeping preferences and needs.
- Construction: Read more about memory foam vs hybrid to determine the best fit for you. But one of the key differences you’ll find is that the all-foam beds aren’t firm enough for heavyweight sleepers, who need more support to keep their back in a healthy alignment.
- Heavyweight Sleepers: The DreamCloud Premier’s steel coils enable it to support heavyweight sleepers, whether you prefer sleeping on your back, stomach, or side.
DreamCloud Premier vs. Casper: Firmness & Feel Differences
Firmness describes how a mattress will feel, upon touch, to an individual sleeper. But weight and sleeping position affect this rating. Read more in our mattress firmness guide, where we explain our scale of 1 to 10, 1 is the softest.
What’s the Firmness Of the DreamCloud Premier & Casper Mattresses?
Medium-firm is considered the “universal” firmness because it has that balance of cushion and support that most sleepers prefer. The DreamCloud Premier (6.5/10) and the Casper (6/10) both fall into that happy middle.
While bodyweight can change the felt firmness, the DreamCloud Premier’s euro pillow top and coil base allow it to successfully walk that line of cradling comfort and healthy support for your heavier parts, like your hips, shoulders, and tailbone. Back, stomach, and side sleepers of all sizes will find what you need, though lightweight side sleepers might also consider a softer mattress.
The Casper’s polyfoam feels plush and responsive with zoned support foam below, but this benefit is only felt for sleepers weighing less than 230 lbs. All-foam beds don’t have the construction to healthily support your spine if you’re a heavyweight sleeper.
What Do the DreamCloud Premier & Casper Mattresses Feel Like?
When you think of memory foam, you might picture the sink-in, hug that it’s often known for. While the DreamCloud Premier and Casper both have memory foam layers, neither has that doughy feel. The hybrid DreamCloud Premier has a 2″ euro pillow top, and 2.5″ of memory foam for pressure relief and contour. But the foam/coils/foam sandwich below keeps you from sinking in too far.
The Casper’s perforated polyfoam layer is a thin cushion atop the zoned memory foam. With firmer foam in the middle third and softer foam at your head and feet, you’ll find slight cradling just where you need it. This mattress is a mix between sleeping “in” and “on” the bed, making it very easy to move around and change sleeping positions.
What’s It Like to Sleep On the DreamCloud Premier & Casper Mattresses?
There’s really no bad sleeping position on the DreamCloud Premier. With a little bounce from the support layers, it’s easy enough to move around and change sleeping positions.
The Casper also performs well for back, stomach, and side sleepers with its softer foam layers to cushion and a denser foam base to provide support for your spine’s alignment. We do not recommend it for heavyweight sleepers.
The DreamCloud Premier vs. Casper Mattresses By Body Type
DreamCloud Premier Performance By Sleeping Position:
|Body Type:||BACK SLEEPERS||STOMACH SLEEPERS||SIDE SLEEPERS|
|Lightweight (< 130 lbs):||5||5||3|
|Average weight (130 – 230 lbs):||5||5||5|
|Heavyweight (> 230 lbs):||4||3||5|
Casper Performance By Sleeping Position:
|Body Type:||BACK SLEEPERS||STOMACH SLEEPERS||SIDE SLEEPERS|
|Lightweight (< 130 lbs):||5||4||4|
|Average weight (130 – 230 lbs):||5||3||5|
|Heavyweight (> 230 lbs):||3||2||2|
1 = Very poor, 2 = Not good, 3 = Fair, 4 = Good, 5 = Excellent
Average-Weight Sleepers (130–230 lbs)
The DreamCloud Premier is a match made in heaven if you’re an average-weight sleeper. As long as you aren’t a hot sleeper, or wake easily to slight movement, this luxury model won’t disappoint. Its performance is stellar whether you sleep on your back, front, side, or any pretzel-like combo.
The Casper’s pressure relief is best felt while sleeping on your back or side. It’s decent for stomach sleepers, but you might experience a little sinkage at the hips.
Heavyweight Sleepers (> 230 lbs)
There’s no doubt that heavyweight sleepers, no matter your preferred sleeping position, will find better support from the DreamCloud Premier than the Casper. All-foam mattresses just can’t compete with the hybrid’s contouring support from the coil base. But for those who sleep warm, you might want to consider the DreamCloud Original.
Lightweight Sleepers (< 130 lbs)
Generally speaking, lightweight sleepers sometimes lose out on the full benefits of a firmer mattress because you don’t sink in enough. This is not true with the DreamCloud Premier thanks to its euro pillow top. In fact, back and stomach sleepers will have no complaints since the balanced feel of this luxury mattress helps protect your spine’s natural “S” curve. Side sleepers are the only ones in this category who might prefer a softer mattress.
With the Casper, there’s more good news. Those under 130 lbs should experience the advantages of the soft polyfoam and zoned memory foam, which supports your heavier parts and cushions your head and feet.
Differences In Mattress Construction
The DreamCloud Premier is made to accommodate big and tall or heavyweight sleepers. The construction of foam atop coils makes this 14″ thick mattress a versatile solution for all sizes—great if you share the bed with a partner, pet, or child. The all-foam Casper has an 11″ profile and checks all of the performance boxes for lightweight and average-weight sleepers.
|DreamCloud Premier Mattress Materials||Casper Mattress Materials|
|Mongolian Cashmere Blend Cover||Stretchy Fabric Blend Cover|
|Euro Pillow Top (2″)||Airscape Perforated PolyFoam (1.5″)|
|Memory Foam Layer (2.5″)||Zoned Memory Foam (2″)|
|Foam Transition Layer (1″)||High-density Foam Base Layer (7.5″)|
|Coil Layer (8.5″ individually wrapped steel coils)|
|Foam Support Layer|
The DreamCloud models have this cover made from a luxurious Mongolian cashmere blend. While soft, this material is also thin and breathable. The Casper cover has its own unique backstory, too. Each cover is made from a fabric blend containing up to 57 recycled bottles. It’s a soft, stretchy material that is durable.
The DreamCloud Premier really shows its luxury quality in the euro pillow top, comprised of 1″ of high-loft memory foam and 1″ of soft foam. Next, you get 2.5″ more contouring memory foam. This medium-firm mattress does not skimp on the cushion.
The shorter Casper mattress has a comfort layer of perforated polyfoam, which gives body heat and humidity space to disperse. Polyfoam also provides a little bounce, unlike memory foam. Additionally, there’s zoned memory foam below this which supports and cushions your body in an ergonomic way, with firmer support in the middle third—right where you need it.
Next up on the DreamCloud Premier is what I call the foam and coil sandwich. There’s a higher-density transition foam (on top) and support foam (underneath) surrounding the 8.5″ of individually-wrapped steel coils. This reduces motion and increases durability. Similar to other all-foam mattresses, the Casper has a thick, high-density foam base for support and durability.
DreamCloud Premier vs. Casper Pricing
|Size||DreamCloud Premier Prices||Casper Prices|
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DreamCloud Premier vs. Casper Mattress Performance Ratings & Differences
For average sleepers, both of these mattresses should feel temperature neutral. The DreamCloud Premier’s coil base promotes airflow to cool things down and with such well-rounded performance, it made our list of best cooling mattresses. And Casper uses perforated polyfoam in its top layer, which does a decent job of drawing body heat away.
In the Nerd lab, our testers set a beaker of liquid on one side of the mattress, and drop a weighted ball on the other side to simulate motion from someone getting in and out of bed. The tall coils in the DreamCloud Premier create some movement across the bed, but this shouldn’t be enough to disturb most sleepers, only those who sleep lightly.
The all-foam Casper received the highest marks for isolating motion at its source. Couples and those who sleep with a pet or child will appreciate undisturbed rest. At the same time, the polyfoam comfort layer offers the slightest bounce, making it easy to move around or for those who toss and turn—a nice combination.
Everyone benefits from a mattress’ edge support, but it’s especially important if you need to get in and out of bed slowly or sleep with a partner and want some space. Our testers felt very supported on both of these mattresses’ sturdy edges, whether lying down or sitting on the perimeter.
The DreamCloud Premier rated one of our best pillow top mattresses, has a euro pillow top and contouring memory foam that offer excellent pressure relief. For those under 230 lbs, the Casper’s zoned memory foam layer has firmer foam where your heavier body parts land (hips, shoulders, tailbone) and softer foam at your head and feet, delivering above-average pressure relief thanks to this ergonomic design.
To avoid back pain in the mornings, you need a firm enough mattress that will keep your spine’s natural “S” curve when sleeping on your back or front, and also keeps your spine in a nice line for side sleeping. The DreamCloud Premier fits the bill for almost everyone, no matter size and sleeping position, though lightweight side sleepers might prefer a softer mattress.
The Casper mattress is a great solution for those of you dealing with back pain, with its supportive medium-firm feel and the zoned memory foam for pressure relief. Heavyweight folks will likely need a firmer mattress to support a healthy spine.
Hybrids like the DreamCloud Premier combine what you love about memory foam with the added durability of a coil base. That’s why this mattress is a good investment and likely to serve you well for about a decade.
For an all-foam bed, the Casper is reasonably durable, lasting up to 7 years before needing replacement. That being said, you’ll notice that our list of best mattresses that won’t sag only includes hybrids.
Shipping, Returns, & Warranties
DreamCloud mattresses are available at participating retailers, as well as online. When purchased online, the bed-in-a-box is compressed and shipped for free to most states (extra for AK and HI). Confident of your satisfaction, they give you a 365-night sleep trial period and a Lifetime warranty.
Like most online mattress purchases, free shipping is offered to the 48 lower continental states (extra for AK and HI). Casper gives you a 100-night sleep trial period and offers a 10-year warranty for any lasting body impressions over 1″.
Other Models Available
ProductDreamCloud Premier Rest
ProductDreamCloud Original Mattress
ProductCasper Hybrid Mattress
ProductCasper Nova Hybrid Mattress
Our Final Take
The more affordable all-foam Casper is a high-quality mattress that gets stellar marks in almost every category: pressure relief, motion isolation, and edge support to name a few. And with a medium-firm balance, it’s a good fit for all sleeping positions, making it a great choice for lightweight to average-weight sleepers. But for that extra hotel-like luxury, sleepers of all sizes will be blown away by the robust performance and accommodations of the hybrid DreamCloud Premier.
DreamCloud Premier & Casper FAQs
How many years does the DreamCloud Premier last?
We think it’ll last you around 10 years, given its coil base construction, but it almost doesn’t matter. The Lifetime warranty DreamCloud offers is a real warranty. And for those first 10 years, they’ll replace your mattress if it has lasting body impressions over 1.5″.
How does DreamCloud compare to Casper?
The Premier is more expensive than the Casper, but you’re paying for a hotel-like luxury feel, as well as accommodations for a broader range of body weights and heights. For the average sleeper, the Casper is a great fit, especially for couples with sleepers under 230 lbs.
Does DreamCloud sink in?
The comfort layers of the DreamCloud Premier are 5.5″ of a variety of foams. Foam will begin to break down, showing body impressions, but with the coil base, this shouldn’t happen before the 10-year mark. The Lifetime warranty states the company will replace the mattress if it does.