By: Loren Bullock

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DreamCloud vs. DreamCloud Premier Mattress Comparison

As you might’ve guessed, there’s a whole lot in common between the DreamCloud and the DreamCloud Premier mattress, but that’s not to say they’re the same. While they both have a similar hybrid design and firmness, the DreamCloud Premier is a little more luxurious, softer, and expensive than the standard DreamCloud which is cooler and better for couples.

Product
Firmness
Score
DreamCloud Original Mattress
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
4.4/5
DreamCloud Premier Mattress
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
3.8/5
Product
DreamCloud Original Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
Score
4.4/5
Product
DreamCloud Premier Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
Score
3.8/5

DreamCloud vs. DreamCloud Premier Overview

Both of these DreamCloud mattresses are great for back sleepers, but the Premier’s softer feel lends itself better to side sleepers along with stronger edge support seniors. While the Premier is a more durable, luxury mattress, however, the standard DreamCloud has a more classic, cooling hotel room feel that’s ideal for couples needing motion isolation and hot sleepers.

DreamCloud is best for…DreamCloud Premier is best for…
CouplesLuxury mattress shoppers
Hot sleepersStomach and side sleepers
Combination sleepersSeniors

Who Should Choose the DreamCloud Mattress?

  • Couples—The standard DreamCloud model works better for couples because, while less luxurious than the Premier, it’s a cooler bed with less motion isolation.
  • Hot sleepers—Simply put, the standard DreamCloud has better temperature control than its luxury counterpart. This is because the Premier’s luxurious materials (like cashmere and euro top) cause it to sleep hotter.
  • Combination sleepers—Combination sleepers need a bed that they can move around and change positions on. And, the standard DreamCloud has a more responsive feel compared to the plush top of the Premier.

Who Should Choose the DreamCloud Premier Mattress?

  • Luxury mattress shoppers—For shoppers with a bigger budget, the DreamCloud Premier offers premium materials in the mattress top that give the bed a softer, more luxurious plush feeling.
  • Stomach sleepers and side sleepers—The Premier’s extra plushness on top makes it a great fit for stomach sleepers wanting more support for their hips and for side sleepers wanting extra softness under their hips and shoulders.
  • Seniors—Along with pain relief, many seniors also benefit from beds that have solid edge support. A durable bed with strong edge support allows for sleepers to sit, sleep, and get in and out of bed without the mattress’s edge collapsing under them.

DreamCloud vs. DreamCloud Premier Mattress Video Comparison

Want to see for yourself which DreamCloud mattress is best for you? Join Loren and Corey in the Nerd Lab as they put these beds to the test:

DreamCloud vs. DreamCloud Premier: Top Similarities 

  • Construction—All in all, these two DreamCloud beds have similar hybrid constructions (supportive and pressure-relieving foam over pocketed coils), with the main differences between them being a more luxury top on the Premier and gel-infused cooling foam in the standard DreamCloud mattress.
  • Pressure relief–Although the DreamCloud Premier will feel a little softer on top, thanks to its luxury top, both beds actually offer similar pressure relief since they also have similar supportive foam layers. That said, side sleepers will still prefer the Premier.
  • Firmness—Lastly, despite having a different feel, both beds come in around a 6.5/10 on our firmness scale. This means that the DreamCloud and the Premier both have a medium-firm feel that’ll work for most sleepers.

DreamCloud vs. DreamCloud Premier: Top Differences 

  • Temperature control—The original DreamCloud might lack in luxury (at least compared to the Premier), but it’s definitely the cooler of the two beds. So, if you’re a hot sleeper, you’ll likely prefer the original’s cooling-gel over the Premier’s hotter plush top.
  • Price—This doesn’t come as a surprise, but the Premier is more expensive than the original. In fact, depending on which model you choose, you could end up spending an additional $400. For shoppers who love premium beds, however, this premium price tag is worth it.
  • Motion isolation—The Premier mattress may be fancier, but that won’t save you from getting woken up by your partner tossing and turning. What we’re getting at is that the standard DreamCloud has better motion isolation, meaning that it absorbs movement through the mattress better.

DreamCloud vs. DreamCloud Premier: Firmness & Feel Differences

Let’s talk more about the firmness and feel of these two DreamCloud beds. While feel is a little more subjective, we like to measure firmness on a scale of 1–10 at Mattress Nerd. On our sale, a 10 is harder than sleeping on bricks and a 1 is softer than a cloud.

What’s the Firmness of the DreamCloud & DreamCloud Premier Mattresses? 

With our scale in mind, both the original DreamCloud and the DreamCloud Premier measure in at a medium-firm 6.5/10. This firmness level works great for the average sleeper, although lightweight side sleepers may find this a little firm, and heavyweight stomach sleepers may find this level too soft.

What Do the DreamCloud & DreamCloud Premier Mattresses Feel Like?

Both of these mattresses have a similar medium-firm feel, and they offer similar pressure relief with their foam and coil hybrid designs. That said, the original DreamCloud sleeps cooler (thanks to cool gel in the top comfort layer), while the DreamCloud Premier feels softer and plush, but a bit hotter.

What’s It Like to Sleep on the DreamCloud & DreamCloud Premier Mattresses?

If you’re a side sleeper or back sleepers, regardless of body type, you’ll likely prefer the DreamCloud Premier’s balance of support and plushness over the standard DreamCloud mattress. That said, the original DreamCloud will feel less soft on top, which is actually better for most stomach sleepers.

The DreamCloud vs. DreamCloud Premier Mattresses By Body Type

DreamCloud Performance By Body Type & Sleeping Position:

Body Type:BACK SLEEPERSSTOMACH SLEEPERSSIDE SLEEPERS
Lightweight (< 130 lbs): 552
Average-weight (130–230 lbs):553.5
Heavyweight (> 230 lbs): 524

DreamCloud Premier Performance By Body Type & Sleeping Position:

Body Type:BACK SLEEPERSSTOMACH SLEEPERSSIDE SLEEPERS
Lightweight (< 130 lbs): 553
Average-weight (130–230 lbs):555
Heavyweight (> 230 lbs): 435

1 = Very poor, 2 = Not good, 3 = Fair, 4 = Good, 5 = Excellent

Average-Weight Sleepers (130–230 lbs)

The DreamCloud Premier is the ideal mattress for average-weight sleepers, regardless of whether they’re stomach sleepers, back sleepers, or side sleepers. This bed’s medium-firm but plush feel lends itself perfectly to stomach sleepers needing firmness, back sleepers needing lower back cushioning, and side sleepers needing pressure relief.

On the other hand, although with similar performance, the original DreamCloud lacks the same softness as the Premier, making it less than perfect for side sleepers.

Heavyweight Sleepers (> 230 lbs)

Although heavyweight sleepers usually need more support than lighter sleepers, they still need cushioning and softness, especially for side sleepers. For heavyweight side sleepers and stomach sleepers, the DreamCloud Premier is the better mattress choice as its more dense mattress top offers more support without compromising on softness. That said, heavyweight back sleepers will still prefer the original DreamCloud’s less-plush feel.

Lightweight Sleepers (< 130 lbs)

For lightweight sleepers, these two mattresses perform identically for back sleepers and stomach sleepers who both need a little extra firmness and support. However, for lightweight side sleepers, who need the most softness out of any sleeper group, the DreamCloud Premier’s more plush top edges out the standard DreamCloud.

Differences In Mattress Construction 

The DreamCloud and the DreamCloud Premier are similar beds with similar builds; however, the Premier introduces more premium materials, while the original has more cooling features.

DreamCloud Mattress Materials DreamCloud Premier Mattress Materials
Foam and Cashmere CoverLuxury Mongolian Cashmere Cover
Cooling and Pressure-Relieving FoamEuro Top Foam
Foam Transition LayerMemory Foam Comfort Layer
Coil Support LayerFoam Support Layer
Coil Support Layer
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Cover

Both of these DreamCloud mattresses feature a cashmere, cool-to-the-touch top layer; however, the Premier’s is made from more premium materials and includes a layer of luxury euro top foam beneath it.

Comfort Layers

Next up, the Premier and original both have comfort layers of pressure-relieving memory foam, but the standard DreamCloud has cooling gel infused in these layers.

Support Layers

Lastly, these mattresses have super similar support layers, with both of them having a hybrid design of individually wrapped coil support and memory foam.

DreamCloud vs. DreamCloud Premier Pricing

SizeDreamCloud PricesDreamCloud Premier Prices
Twin$899.00$1099.00
Twin XL$999.00$1299.00
Full$1099.00$1499.00
Queen$1199.00$1599.00
King$1499.00$1899.00
California King$1499.00$1899.00

For exclusive discounts on both beds see our DreamCloud mattress coupons and DreamCloud Premier mattress coupons.

DreamCloud vs. DreamCloud Premier Mattress Performance Ratings & Differences

Temperature

For hot sleepers, the standard DreamCloud’s cooling gel-infused comfort layers win out over the Premier’s hotter plush design.

Motion Transfer

If you plan on sleeping with a partner on your next DreamCloud mattress, it’s worth considering motion transfer, or how much unwanted movement (like your partner getting up to use the bathroom) can move through your bed. In this case, the original DreamCloud comes out ahead by just a bit.

Edge Support 

Whether you want a bed that lets you sit on its edges, without dumping you off, or you want to spread out as much as possible on your mattress, you’ll need solid edge support. And, in this case, the DreamCloud Premier’s extra durable and luxurious design is your best bet.

Pressure Relief 

If you’re on the fence still, checking pressure relief probably won’t help. Both of these beds have nearly identical levels of pressure relief, but the Premier’s extra plush top is worth considering if you’re just looking to up the softness.

Pain Relief 

Along with pressure relief, both of these mattresses are great for sleepers who want a support and pain-relieving bed. If you’re a side sleeper looking for hip and shoulder relief, the Premier’s plush and luxurious design will likely feel best.

Durability 

The Premier and the original both have the same Lifetime warranty, so it’s really just down to the mattress itself. Between these two, the Premier does have better edge support which is a good indicator of quality construction and durability.

Shipping, Returns, & Warranties 

DreamCloud & DreamCloud Premier

If you’re looking for a bed with great policies, you can’t go wrong with either mattress since they’re both from DreamCloud.

Shipping: Once you order your Premier or original, it’ll ship for free anywhere in the United States (excluding Hawaii and Alaska) within seven to 14 days. After that, you can opt for white glove delivery for an additional fee if you don’t want to set up the mattress yourself.

Returns: If you’ve purchased either DreamCloud mattress but aren’t sure you want to keep it, you’ll have a whole year to decide with the company’s 365-night sleep trial. During this trial, you can return the mattress for a full refund at any time.

Warranty: Lastly, both of these DreamCloud mattresses come with a Lifetime warranty, meaning that you’re covered for as long as you own one of these beds. The only catch is that any replacements or repairs need to be the result of normal wear and tear, instead of misuse (such as putting your bed on a surface that can’t properly support it).

Other Models Available

DreamCloud Premier Rest

The DreamCloud Premier is a hybrid bed-in-a-box with a medium firmness that’s great for a wide range of sleepers

Nerd Score 3.4/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

365 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Soft: 4.5/10

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

DreamCloud Premier Rest

The DreamCloud Premier is a hybrid bed-in-a-box with a medium firmness that’s great for a wide range of sleepers

Nerd Score 3.4/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Firmness

Soft: 4.5/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

365 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

DreamCloud Premier Rest

The DreamCloud Premier is a hybrid bed-in-a-box with a medium firmness that’s great for a wide range of sleepers

Nerd Score 3.4/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Soft: 4.5/10

Trial Period

365 nights

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Our Final Take

These beds have similar designs and policies, but the best one for you depends on a couple of factors. The original DreamCloud sleeps cooler and is more affordable, while the Premier is more luxurious (and expensive) with solid edge support. For couples, the DreamCloud has better motion isolation.

DreamCloud & DreamCloud Premier FAQs

How Long Do DreamCloud Beds Last?

The average mattress’s lifespan is about seven years; however, both the DreamCloud original and the DreamCloud Premier are designed to last much longer than this. Also, the company provides a Lifetime warranty with each bed, so as long they aren’t misused, you can continue using your DreamCloud mattress forever.

Do You Have to Wait to Sleep on a DreamCloud Bed?

Since DreamCloud’s mattresses are bed-in-a-box, the company claims that you can sleep on your bed as soon as it is fully unboxed. However, DreamCloud also recommends that, if possible, to wait 72 hours before sleeping on your new mattress so that it can fully expand to its full 15 inches.

Are DreamCloud Beds Good for Heavy Sleepers?

Both the DreamCloud original and the DreamCloud Premier work great for heavier sleepers who are over 230 lbs; however, between these two beds, heavyweight side and stomach sleepers preferred the Premier over the original. On the other hand, heavyweight back sleepers actually preferred the original DreamCloud bed.