Warranty: 10 years
Trial Period: 120 nights
Price Range: $199–$699
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Warranty: 10 years
Trial Period: 120 nights
Price Range: $199–$699
The Mattress Nerd’s Take: The DreamFoam Chill is an affordable memory foam mattress with cooling features. It comes in five heights (6″ to 14″ tall), and the mattress is softer in the taller versions and firmer in the shorter versions. We tested out the 12″ version in our mattress lab, but we appreciate the level of customization in such a budget-friendly mattress. So, if you’re looking for a low-cost bed for an apartment, dorm room or spare bedroom, and you also want to choose your bed’s height and feel, this mattress is a great option. It provides a comfortable, though not quite a luxurious feel, for most sleeper types, especially in the thicker versions. The Chill also sleeps a little cooler than other low-cost memory foam beds, making it a nice choice for people who like memory foam but sleep hot.
For a budget-friendly mattress, the DreamFoam Chill performs well across the board for various body types and sleeping positions. This is because it’s available in five heights that correspond with different firmness settings, so practically anyone can find a Chill mattress that suits their body type and preferred sleeping position. However, we think the mattress will perform best over time for lightweight and average-weight sleepers, as some heavyweight reviewers noted sagging after only several months of use, even on the firmest versions.
|Body Type:||BACK SLEEPERS||STOMACH SLEEPERS||SIDE SLEEPERS|
|Lightweight (< 130 lbs):||4||3||4|
|Average weight (130 – 230 lbs):||4||3||4|
|Heavyweight (> 230 lbs):||3||3||2|
1 = Very poor, 2 = Not good, 3 = Fair, 4 = Good, 5 = Excellent
The thicker versions of the Chill should provide enough cushioning to prevent pressure points from becoming irritated along the spine in lightweight back sleepers. These more plush models should also provide enough firmness to support the back and keep the spine properly aligned. We recommend a thicker, softer DreamFoam Chill for lightweight back sleepers, but the thinner, firmer versions should suffice for average-weight and heavyweight back sleepers.
Firmer mattresses also work best for stomach sleepers, who need to ensure their hips are aligned with their shoulders to prevent spinal strain and low back pain. Like back sleepers, most stomach sleepers should be able to sleep comfortably on the thinner, firmer versions of this mattress. You’ll still get a slight hug around the hips and shoulders from the memory foam comfort portion, but the dense base and lack of a transition layer will ensure your mid-section does not sink too deeply. While this budget mattress may not be the absolute most comfortable bed for stomach sleepers, we expect that it will keep lightweight, average-weight and heavyweight stomach sleepers adequately supported.
Side sleepers should experience a nice cradling sensation at their hips and shoulders, especially on the thicker versions of this mattress. It has enough density from the foam base to support you in this position, but we recommend the thicker models for average-weight and heavyweight side sleepers—in our sleep lab, heavier side sleepers experienced a bit of pressure buildup. If you’re a lightweight side sleeper and you’re unsure about which height option (and firmness level) to choose for this position, we recommend going with a thicker model to be safe. Some reviewers who chose a mid-height Chill mentioned developing shoulder pain over time.
The Chill offers a nice combination of firmness and contouring to provide support and comfort in most sleeping positions, but we recommend choosing the height of your DreamFoam Chill based on the sleep position you spend the most time in. Lightweight, average-weight and heavyweight combination sleepers will be best served by choosing a height that corresponds to their sleep type. For instance, if you sleep on your side primarily, opt for a thicker DreamFoam Chill that will have more comfort foams for contouring at the hips and shoulders. Regardless of which Chill version you select, keep in mind that the bed has some mobility but no real bounce, so it may be more difficult to change positions throughout the night.
The top layer of foam in the DreamFoam is quilted with gel, which is intended to not only add cooling but to deliver a more responsive sleep experience. We wouldn’t call the bed “bouncy,” but taller models, which have a thicker gel foam layer, will have a light bounce when compared to traditional memory foam beds. This isn’t an incredibly responsive bed overall, so you may experience a “stuck” feeling while changing positions or getting in and out of bed.
The Chill ranges from medium-soft to firm, depending on the height you select. The tallest versions of the Chill (14” and 12”) have the softest feel, making it a good pick for side sleepers who need contouring at the hips and shoulders, as well as sleepers who like a plush sleeping surface. The firmer versions, which are 10”, 8” and 6” tall, should work better for stomach sleepers and back sleepers who need a supportive, firm surface that can evenly distribute their weight. In general, we think the Chill suits lightweight and average-weight sleepers best, as it does not contain a coil core to support heavyweight sleepers.
|Mattress Height||Back Sleepers||Stomach Sleepers||Side Sleepers|
The cooling effect of this mattress may vary based on your body type and how warm you sleep. DreamFoam says that the open cell technology in each CertiPUR-US certified foam layer increases airflow and breathability, but some reviewers experience nice cooling from the gel swirl memory foam, while others say that the cooling gel aspect of the mattress is overrated. We think that if you don’t sleep hot on a regular basis and do not sleep with a partner who sleeps hot, you should sleep temperature neutral on the Chill.
Couples who share a bed don’t want to be awoken by a partner’s movement throughout the night as they toss and turn. That’s where motion isolation comes into play, keeping movement stifled on one side of the bed so as not to wake a sleeping partner. The DreamFoam Chill has fairly good motion-isolating capabilities due to its all-foam construction, but the models with thicker memory foam comfort layers should absorb the most motion.
If you sleep with a partner and are looking to use the full surface of a Full- or Queen-size mattress, the DreamFoam Chill may not be the best option for you, because it has no perimeter reinforcement system. After just a few months, several customers mention sagging around the edges from simply getting in and out of bed. You’re likely to experience a roll-off sensation near the edges of the mattress if you plan on sharing a Full or Queen DreamFoam Chill.
The DreamFoam Chill is a memory foam bed with a simple design that’s manufactured in the U.S. by Brooklyn Bedding. The bed comes in several height options (6”, 8”, 10”, 12” and 14”), and the taller options have more plushness and cushion. Most models feature a simple construction with just two layers: a 2” memory foam layer and a high-density foam base. Still, the 12” and 14” versions boast an extra layer of transition foam. The Chill’s firmness setting ranges from medium-soft (3/10 on the firmness scale) to firm (8/10 on the firmness scale), depending on the height you choose. Most reviewers note that they found it firmer than average for a memory foam bed, so it might be prudent to select a bed that’s one level thicker than you anticipate needing.
Layer #1: Cover: The Chill has a simple gray and navy cover. It’s not removable, but it has a Nano Stain Terminator finish to protect against spills and stains. The cover is soft to the touch and feels like brushed microfiber, according to one Amazon reviewer with whom we agree after feeling the mattress in our in-lab testing process.
Layer #2: Gel Swirl Memory Foam (2”–3”): The depth of the top layer of swirl memory foam in the DreamFoam Chill varies by bed height. The swirl infusion helps regulate body temperature, which is normally an issue for memory foam beds. Still, after in-house mattress testing, our team isn’t convinced the gel swirl makes much of a difference in cooling. This layer in all heights should feel cradling and comfortable, but thicker versions of the mattress will provide more contouring for pressure points.
Layer #3: Premium Transition Foam (12” and 14” versions only): The two thickest versions of the DreamFoam Chill contain 2” and 3” transition foam layers, respectively. This additional layer helps ensure a gentler transition to the high-density foam base and gives the beds a more plush, luxurious feel overall.
Layer #4: High-Density Foundation Base Foam (4”–8”): The high-density base foam in all models serves as a durable core that adds structural firmness and durability. This firm layer is important for spinal alignment and support.
|Twin||$299||38” x 75”||10”||30 lbs.|
|Twin XL||$349||38” x 80”||10”||35 lbs.|
|Full||$399||53” x 80”||10”||35 lbs.|
|Full XL||$429||54” x 79”||10”||45 lbs.|
|Queen||$449||60” x 80”||10”||55 lbs.|
|King||$599||76” x 80”||10”||75 lbs.|
|California King||$599||72” x 84”||10”||75 lbs.|
*Pricing above is for the 10” model. Prices for the 6”, 8”, 12” and 14” models can be found at DreamfoamBedding.com.
The DreamFoam Chill is made in the U.S. (in Phoenix, Arizona, specifically) and ships free to the contiguous United States. Shipping to Hawaii or Alaska starts at $125 per mattress, and shipping to Canada is available via DHL starting at $250 per mattress. The mattress ships compressed and rolled as a bed-in-a-box, so you’ll need to allow up to 24 hours for the mattress to expand and for any off-gassing odors to dissipate once it’s unboxed.
The DreamFoam Chill is backed by a 10-year warranty that protects against defects in materials or workmanship. It covers issues like splits and cracks in the materials and indentations deeper than 1”, but it does not cover normal increases in softness, stains, wear and tear, or shallow body indentations. The warranty’s validity is dependent upon a proper foundation (bed frame, box spring, etc.) and is not transferable.
You’ll have 120 nights to test out the DreamFoam Chill and decide whether you want to return it for a full refund. DreamFoam requires that you sleep on the mattress for at least 30 nights from the date of delivery before initiating a return, which allows your body nearly one month to adjust to the mattress. The trial date begins the day you receive your mattress. DreamFoam will issue a full refund for mattresses returned within the trial period, but any shipping charges to Hawaii, Alaska or Canada will be subtracted from the refund.
The Arctic Dreams mattress by DreamFoam is another affordable bed that’s designed to help you sleep cool, but it’s available as an all-foam or hybrid design. The hybrid version is slightly bouncier than the DreamFoam Chill, making it a better choice for combination sleepers. It could also be a good choice for children, since it lacks support and doesn’t provide the deep pressure relief that adult sleepers need. Side sleepers will sleep better on the DreamFoam Chill, which, for a similar price point, provides more pressure relief at the hips and shoulders in the thicker versions (12” or 14” heights).
The Amerisleep AS3 is the company’s best-seller. It’s available in an all-foam or hybrid bed that’s designed to accommodate a wide variety of sleeping positions and weights. The AS3 features a Celliant cover that promotes recovery, making it a better pick for active people than the DreamFoam Chill. It also minimizes motion transfer and has better edge support in the hybrid version, making it a better pick for couples. However, it costs roughly twice as much as the DreamFoam Chill, so shoppers who are on a budget and want a simple, somewhat cooling memory foam mattress should opt for the Chill.
The Nectar Lush is a 12” memory foam mattress with a signature memory foam hug. It feels cool to the touch thanks to the gel memory foam layer directly underneath the cover. If you’re looking for more active cooling in a memory foam mattress, you’ll probably prefer the Lush. However, it’s more than twice the price of the DreamFoam Chill, so those who are on a tight budget or who are outfitting a temporary living space (for instance, a dorm room or apartment) may be better off with the low-cost DreamFoam Chill.
The DreamFoam Chill mattress varies in softness based on the height option (and thus comfort level) you choose, with the taller options having more cushion and plushness. Most reviewers comment that the DreamFoam Chill version they selected was a little firmer than they expected at first, but that it softened up over time.
No. The cover is attached to the mattress and can be spot-cleaned, but not removed.
Though it is recommended that customers rotate the mattress to prolong its lifespan and avoid body impressions, you should not flip the DreamFoam Chill. The layers of foam in the mattress are designed specifically to stay in order, and flipping the bed could interfere with your comfort or the longevity of the mattress.
The DreamFoam Chill is an affordable gel memory foam mattress that will likely work best for college students and those on a tight budget. Its price is one of its biggest selling points, so if you’re looking to purchase a low-cost, comfortable mattress for yourself or a spare guest room, this could be a great pick. Another standout quality is that it comes in a variety of thicknesses, which feature different firmness settings. It’s rare to see this number of options for such an affordable mattress. We also recommend the DreamFoam Chill for people who like to shop on Amazon, as the online retailer carries almost all sizes and thicknesses of the Chill, often for even less than they’re listed for on DreamFoamBedding.com.
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