dreamcloud vs layla

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DreamCloud vs. Layla Comparison

The Layla and DreamCloud mattresses both have cozy memory foam layers, but are otherwise totally different. Curious which is the best mattress for you? That’s the question we’re answering in this mattress comparison.

Layla Sleep and DreamCloud are both online mattress brands with popular bed-in-a-box mattress models. The Layla is a flippable, all-foam mattress with both a soft side and a firm side. The DreamCloud is a luxury hybrid mattress with memory foam comfort layers and a supportive coil base layer.

In this mattress comparison, we’ll cover what these mattresses are made of, how they’re different, and which body types and sleeping positions are the best fit for each.

Comparing Layla & DreamCloud

Differences

  • Since the DreamCloud has a coil base layer, it’s naturally bouncy and responsive. On the other hand, the Layla has more of the slow sink feeling associated with traditional memory foam.
  • The all-foam construction of the Layla lends well to isolating motion, which isn’t the case with the hybrid construction of the DreamCloud.
  • The Layla offers the best support for those with lightweight or average-weight body types, but heavyweight sleepers generally need more depth and stability from their bed. The DreamCloud has a sturdy coil base layer that better supports heavyweight sleepers up to 250lbs.

Similarities

  • Since both of these mattresses are topped with memory foam, you can expect a close, conforming feel that fills in the gaps where your curves turn upward.
  • The medium-firm feel of the DreamCloud and the firm side of the Layla both provide an excellent combination of support and comfort for back sleepers.
  • Both mattresses incorporate gel into their comfort layers as a way to diffuse any heat retention in the foam.

Layla

Who Should Buy this Mattress? 

  • Side sleepers
  • Couples
  • Back sleepers
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Firmness

Soft side and firm side

Trial period

120 days

Warranty

Lifetime Limited Warranty

Price

$$$

Who the Layla Mattress Is Best For 

Best For…

  • Side sleepers will appreciate the deep sink and plush feel of the soft side of the Layla. It allows for plenty of sinkage around the shoulders and hips, which are high pressure zones.
  • Couples experience excellent motion isolation on the Layla, due mostly to the absorbent nature of memory foam.
  • Back sleepers benefit from the combination of supportive base foam and contouring memory foam.

May Not be Best For…

  • Heavyweight sleepers are more likely to “bottom out” on all-foam mattresses with relatively low profiles (the Layla is 10” tall). They’ll find better support from a mattress with a sturdy coil base and high profile (above 12” tall).
  • Hot sleepers may find that the gel-copper infusion and ThermoGel cover aren’t enough to keep the mattress at a cool enough temperature for their liking.

Read our full Layla Mattress Review to learn more! 

DreamCloud Mattress

Who Should Buy this Mattress?

  • Back sleepers
  • Hot sleepers
  • Those who like a mattress with bounce
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Firmness

6.5

Trial period

365 Days

Warranty

Lifetime

Price

$$$

Who the DreamCloud Mattress Is Best For 

Best For…

  • Back sleepers will appreciate the balance of support and cushion that the foam and coil construction of the DreamCloud delivers.
  • Hot sleepers should stay cool, thanks to the DreamCloud’s breathable coil layer and gel-infused foam top layer.
  • The DreamCloud is an excellent choice for those who like a mattress with bounce, thanks to the springy coil base layer.

May Not be Best For…

  • Couples concerned about motion transfer may want to choose a mattress with an all-foam construction since they tend to isolate motion better than hybrid or innerspring mattresses.
  • Budget-conscious shoppers may be deterred by the luxury pricing of the DreamCloud.

Read our full DreamCloud Mattress Review to learn more! 

Deciding Between Layla & DreamCloud

Firmness / Feel

You can gauge how a mattress will feel by referencing where it falls on the firmness scale, which ranges from one to 10. Soft mattresses are closer to one. They have a plush feel and allow your body to sink deeper into the comfort layers. Firm mattresses are closer to 10, and keep you lifted and more “on top” of the bed.

The DreamCloud is a medium-firm mattress with a firmness level of around 6.5/10. The mattress cover is quilted with foam, which gives it a luxurious feel at first touch. The top layers of foam provide whole body contouring, but not a ton of sinkage. Those with heavyweight body types may experience the mattress as a bit firmer since they’re more likely than lightweight or average-weight sleepers to sink through the foam to the coils below.

The Layla has two firmness levels—soft and medium-firm. The soft side of the mattress is rated 4/10 and the firm side 6.5/10. The soft side allows for a fair bit of sinkage, which is ideal for side sleepers. The firm side is better suited to back sleepers because it provides ample support with a touch of cushioning. Both sides are topped with memory foam layers that have a slow response time, so the Layla isn’t as buoyant or bouncy as the DreamCloud.

Brand Layla Performance By Sleeping Position:
Body Type: BACK SLEEPERS STOMACH SLEEPERS SIDE SLEEPERS
Lightweight (< 130 lbs):  5 4 5
Average weight (130 – 230 lbs): 4 3 4
Heavyweight (> 230 lbs):  2 2 3
Brand DreamCloud Performance By Sleeping Position:
Body Type: BACK SLEEPERS STOMACH SLEEPERS SIDE SLEEPERS
Lightweight (< 130 lbs):  5 5 4
Average weight (130 – 230 lbs): 5 4 4
Heavyweight (> 230 lbs):  4 3 3

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

Motion Isolation

If you share your bed, there’s a good chance you’ve been disrupted by your sleeping partner’s movements. Mattresses with good motion isolation reduce the amount of energy that spreads across the mattress surface, which minimizes disruptions. Memory foam absorbs motion the best, while the bounce-back of springs do an inferior job.

Predictably, the Layla isolates motion better than the DreamCloud. The soft side reduces motion transfer the best, but both sides outperform the DreamCloud. With that said, you’re unlikely to be woken from a deep sleep by movement on either mattress.

Edge Support

Good edge support ensures that you can make full use of your entire mattress surface, which is especially important if you share your bed or use a narrow mattress size. 

Typically, mattress companies incorporate heavy-duty coils or high-density foam around the mattress perimeter to enhance edge support. That’s the case with the DreamCloud, which is framed by extra sturdy coils. In contrast, the Layla doesn’t feature any edge support technology. As you might expect, we felt more supported along the edges of the DreamCloud. If you opt for the Layla, the firm side will provide you with better edge support.

Pressure Relief 

Pressure relief is often measured by testing how much tension builds near major pressure points when a person lies on a mattress. Back sleepers and stomach sleepers shouldn’t have much of a problem with pressure relief on either mattress, but side sleepers will probably prefer the Layla, particularly the soft side.

Spine Alignment 

Spinal alignment is also known as good sleeping posture. On your back or stomach, your spine should stay in a neutral “S” curve, while side sleepers’ spines should stay in a straight line when viewed from the side. Maintaining good sleeping posture can help prevent or alleviate back pain.

Both the DreamCloud and the Layla do an above-average job in this category, particularly for back sleepers and those with lightweight or average weight body types. 

Side sleepers may notice a little misalignment on the DreamCloud because there’s less room for their shoulders to sink into the mattress. And strict stomach sleepers will probably notice too much sinkage in the hips on both mattresses. Otherwise, we’re impressed with the spinal alignment provided by these beds.

Durability 

In general, hybrid mattresses last longer than memory foam mattresses. That’s because high-quality coils keep their shape longer than foam. The difference is only a year or two on average—we’d say the DreamCloud will last you seven to ten, while the Layla will last you five to seven years. Keep in mind, both mattresses are protected by Lifetime warranties for the original owner.

Temperature 

If you tend to overheat at night, you want a mattress with good airflow and cooling features. Both mattresses in this comparison aim for a cool temperature profile, but we think the DreamCloud sleeps the coolest. That’s probably due to the breathability of the coil layer, plus the addition of gel in the memory foam top layer.

The Layla naturally retains more heat because it has an all-foam construction. It counters the lack of breathability with copper and gel infusions in the foam. Gel absorbs excess body heat, and copper is conductive, which speeds up the amount of time it takes for heat to travel away from your body.

Layla Mattress Construction

LaylaInside
Cover Polyester-Blend with ThermoGEL
Comfort Layer  Copper Gel Memory Foam
Transitional Layer Airflow Foam
Support Layer Base Foam
Mattress Thickness  10″

The Layla is wrapped in a removable mattress cover that’s divided into two colors indicating which side is soft and which is firm. The fabric is woven with ThermoGel, which is a cooling substance that causes the fabric to feel cool in response to body heat

The top and bottom of the mattress are made of copper and gel-infused memory foam (3” on the soft side and 1” on the firm side). Copper naturally prevents odor build-up, and both copper and gel are cooling. Beneath the 3” layer of foam, there’s an extra foam layer that’s convoluted (cut with a wavy side), which improves airflow. The core of the mattress is 4” of durable base foam.

DreamCloud Mattress Construction

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Cover Cashmere-Blend
Comfort Layer  Gel Memory Foam
Transitional Layer Transition Foam
Support Layer Pocketed Coils and Support Foam
Mattress Thickness  14″

 

The DreamCloud feels luxurious from the first touch, thanks to a Cashmere-blend mattress cover that’s quilted with soft foam. Right below the cover, you sink down into 1” of gel-infused memory foam. This layer gently contours around your curves and absorbs excess body heat

Beneath the memory foam layer, a layer of transitional polyfoam adds extra cushion and acts as a barrier between you and the supportive coil base layer. These coils are individually wrapped, which creates nuanced support for every region of your body.

Sizing & Price Comparisons 

Mattress Size  Layla Mattress Price  DreamCloud Mattress Price 
Twin $649 $1,198
Twin XL $749 $1,298
Full $949 $1,498
Queen $1,049 $1,598
King $1,149 $1,798
Cal King $1,149 $1,798

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Shipping and Returns for Layla & DreamCloud

Mattress Layla

Layla mattresses are shipped for free in the lower 48 states. There’s an extra shipping fee to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada. Since the mattresses are made-to-order in the U.S., it takes seven to 10 business days for your order to ship and an additional two to five days to reach your doorstep. 

Once it arrives, you have a 120-night sleep trial to test out your new mattress. If it’s not the right fit, returns are free, and you’ll receive a full refund. Layla will pick up the mattress from your home and work with a local non-profit to repurpose it. 

If you keep your Layla, it’s covered by a Lifetime warranty, and you can receive a replacement mattress if yours splits, sags over 1” (with proper support), or loses shape or height.

Mattress DreamCloud

DreamCloud mattresses typically take two to five business days to arrive at your doorstep and are delivered via FedEx Ground delivery. You can also request white glove delivery for $149, plus $45 for each additional item.

Once delivered, you get a full year—365-nights—to initiate a free return and receive a full refund. You’ll just need to give your body at least 30 days to adjust to the new sleeping surface. If you return your mattress, DreamCloud will work with you to arrange for donation or disposal of the mattress. 

If you keep your DreamCloud, it’s covered under warranty as long as you own the mattress. This Lifetime warranty entitles you to a replacement mattress if yours sags deeper than 1.5”, develops cracks, or has a manufacturing defect of the cover. After year 10 of the warranty, DreamCloud may opt to repair and recover your mattress instead of replacing it.

More Layla Mattresses

Layla Hybrid

The Layla Hybrid mattress is also a flippable mattress, except it has a core of springy, resilient coils. This breathable base layer enhances the overall support of the mattress, and also keeps the mattress cool by improving airflow.

Layla Hybrid Mattress

See Layla Hybrid Mattress Review to learn more.

More DreamCloud Mattresses

DreamCloud Premier

The DreamCloud Premier has a thick memory foam euro top, which gives it a plusher feel than the original DreamCloud. It also includes luxury touches like extra Cashmere in the mattress cover.

Our Final Take

We don’t have a clear winner in this comparison, but we definitely recommend each mattress to some sleepers over others. The DreamCloud is best for hot sleepers and those looking for a little more support and bounce. That includes heavyweight sleepers up to 250lbs. The Layla is better for side sleepers, couples, and those looking for a more budget-friendly bed.

Both mattresses come with lengthy trial periods and free returns, so whichever you choose, you have between four months and a year to ensure it’s the right mattress for you.