- 1 Construction Comparison
- 2 Firmness Comparison
- 3 Price Comparison
- 4 Which Bed Sleeps Cooler?
- 5 Which Bed Would be Best for a Side Sleeper?
- 6 Should I Buy A DreamCloud Or A Casper Bed?
- 7 Conclusion
Today we’re going to put two of the biggest names in the mattress world head to head with one another to see which one comes out on top. We’re going to look at each product layer by layer, and we’re going to talk about the cooling, firmness, comfort, and price of each product.
Finally, we’re going to conclude by giving you our overall recommendation and the results of our DreamCloud vs Casper review.
Let’s get started.
- Both have zoned support sections
- Both are excellent thermal regulators
- Very similar price points
- The DreamCloud is 5 inches thicker than the Casper
- The DreamCloud has a coiled section, the Casper is pure foam
- DreamCloud uses cooling gel memory foam, Casper uses open cell
This is going to be the longest and the most important section of the entire article. It’s here that we’re going to look at each individual layer in both products to see exactly what you’re getting for your money.
Both products are hybrid mattresses that combine different layers of materials to create a product that has many of their strengths and compensates for their weaknesses.
The DreamCloud has 8 different individual layers inside of it – which is much more than average (it’s a massive 15 inches thick).
Cashmere Blend Eurotop – The top layer that will be directly in contact with the sleeper is a super soft, super luxurious, cashmere blend eurotop cover. This is an exceptionally comfortable layer to lie down upon, it adds a little bit of loft to the mattress and provides a “resort-like” feel.
Cooling Gel Memory Foam – The next layer down is made from cooling gel memory foam – this cooling gel is super important as it’s the first “real layer” that is going to be in contact with the sleeper.
Traditional memory foam is made from countless little cells of air that contract under your bodyweight. These cells give the material the amazing contouring properties it is famous for, but they also cause the overheating issues it is infamous for.
Cooling gel memory foam has had a thermally conductive gel added to the mix which aims to distribute heat around the mattress more evenly before it has the chance to reach the air inside the cells and become trapped. This reduces the number of hotspots beneath the sleeper and results in a cooler sensation.
Super Soft Quilted Memory Foam – This layer is made from a highly luxurious memory foam that’s been added for one reason and one reason only – pure comfort.
The quilted nature of the foam adds a little bit of loft to the mattress and makes you kind of feel like you’re sleeping on top of it while being cradled by it at the same time. It’s a wonderful layer of high-quality foam, and without it, we honestly think we’d be talking about an entirely different mattress.
Natural Latex – This layer is made from a decent sized wedge of all natural pure latex. Latex is one of the most luxurious (and expensive) materials that can be used in mattress design, and DreamCloud wouldn’t include it unless it provided some real-world benefits.
The job of this layer is to work hand in hand with the quilted memory foam layer above to provide even more luxury. This time it adds a lovely cushioning bounce to the mattress that gives it more responsiveness than a product made from purely artificial foams could provide.
Dream Plush Memory Foam – This is the first layer that adds some support to all of the comforting luxurious softness that the layers above focus on. It’s made from a medium firm memory foam that contours to your body shape quickly. It’s not an open cell or cooling gel infused layer, but as it’s this far down deep inside the mattress – it’s not really a problem.
Super Dense Super Soft Memory Foam – DreamCloud is trying to make a bit of a big deal about this layer in their marketing, but it’s pretty standard stuff in all honesty. It’s on the firmer side of medium firm and is a traditional memory foam layer. It’s a high-quality foam that does its job well, but there’s honestly no need for the “Super dense, super soft” title that’s been attached to it.
Best Rest Coils – Surprisingly one of the most interesting layers in this product is the coiled layer (which is usually pretty boring).
These are individually wrapped coils, and should not be confused with innerspring mattresses. Each coil in this product is completely independent of the coil next door to it – which means they only compress underneath direct body weight. This creates a much more contoured shape in the mattress, instead of the general “dip” you’d get with an innerspring product that has coils connected to one another.
However, as interesting as that is, this is the boring part of this layer.
DreamCloud has segmented this section of the mattress into 5 distinct different zones. Each zone has a different amount of resistance and firmness, which means it’s going to provide you with more firmness where you need it (hips for side sleepers) and a little bit of slack where you don’t (shoulders for side sleepers).
It’s incredibly supportive, and it’s a huge part of what makes this product so good. Without it, the softer luxurious layers above would be far too soft, and you’d be noticeably lacking support.
High-Density Support Memory Foam – This is a reasonably standard layer of extremely high-density memory foam. We’re a little reluctant to call this layer memory foam, as it’s so firm it barely contours (but DreamCloud are right, it’s technically memory foam).
It’s a pretty boring layer, and its job is to provide a stable base for the rest of the layers above to rest on. It’s high quality, it does the job well, but there’s not all that much more to say about it.
Now let’s take a look at the Casper mattress. This product uses 4 different layers of foam to create a mattress that’s a little bit thinner than the DreamCloud (10 inches thick vs 15 inches).
Open Cell Memory Foam – The top layer of this product is made from a thick wedge of high-quality open cell memory foam.
If you remember from the DreamCloud section above, we mentioned how there are countless enclosed cells inside memory foam with air inside them. When the air inside the cells heats up, it can’t usually escape and the mattress starts to heat up.
As you might have guessed from the name, open-cell memory foam partially opens these little cells on one side. This allows the air that was previously trapped to now ventilate throughout the mattress and into the bedroom (taking the heat it contains with it).
It’s an extremely effective solution to the overheating problems of traditional memory foam – and it’s great to see that Casper has used it in their top layer where it’s most important (because it’s in direct contact with the sleeper).
This layer of foam is reasonably soft and has a distinctly luxurious feel to it. It’s not being used to provide all that much support – it’s a comfort layer that does its job wonderfully.
High-Density Memory Foam – The next layer down is actually reasonably boring. It’s a high-density memory foam that’s a medium firmness and starts to provide a little bit of loft and support, but it’s also providing some comfort and depth.
It’s a quality material that’s not going to sag or degrade over time, but that’s about all there is to say here. Pretty standard stuff.
Zoned Support Section – This section is undoubtedly the most interesting of all 4 layers in the Casper mattress. It works around a similar principle to the zoned pocketed coils we talked about in the DreamCloud construction section above.
Different parts of your body need different amounts of support throughout the night. For example, if you’re a side sleeper your shoulders will need to sink into the bed more than your hips do for proper spinal alignment.
To achieve this, Casper has created two distinct sections to this layer by gluing together two different types of foam. You’ll have a much softer foam towards your head and shoulders, which will allow them to sink in more. The lower section of the layer will have a much firmer foam to keep your hips shallower in the mattress – promoting a straighter spine.
It’s a great feature, that really transforms the Casper from a decent mattress into a world-class product.
Support Foam – Just like in the DreamCloud mattress above, the base layer is the most boring layer. It’s a thick wedge of high-density support foam that is designed to provide a strong and stable base for the layers above. All you need to know is that it does its job well, it’s made from high-quality materials, and it’s going to stand the test of time.
Both of these products are medium firm mattresses at around 6.5 on the firmness scale – which is not a coincidence. Medium firm mattresses are the most popular kind of mattress, and as such, they’re also the most profitable.
The Casper and the DreamCloud are very similarly priced, but there are a few differences that are a little bit strange.
For example, the full-sized Casper is around $100 more than the full DreamCloud, but the queen DreamCloud is $200 more than the queen Casper.
It’s weird, see for yourself, here’s the full price list of both brands:
- Twin $595
- Twin XL $645
- Full $895
- Queen $995
- King $1,195
- California king $1,195
Dream Cloud Prices
- Twin $599
- Twin XL $799
- Full $799
- Queen $1,199
- King $1,299
- California king $1,299
Which Bed Sleeps Cooler?
In the cooling section, there’s usually a clear winner that’s easy for us to point to, but in this comparison review – it’s a little more difficult. Both mattresses have exceptionally cool sleeping surfaces.
The cooling gel memory foam top layer of the DreamCloud combined with the latex layer creates a huge amount of heat dissipation and ventilation. It provides a cool feel to the touch for the sleeper, and it allows the internal heat to dissipate into the room easily too.
The Casper, on the other hand, has a nice thick layer of open cell memory foam that’s in direct contact with the sleeper. This works hand in hand with the super breathable cover to ensure that any hot air that escapes the mattress has very little resistance to face on its way to the bedroom.
Quite honestly, we’re going to call this section a tie. If we were to decide one way or another it’d be nothing more than a guess – and that’s not how we do things here.
Both are great thermal regulators, and both will provide you with an excellent night’s sleep.
Which Bed Would be Best for a Side Sleeper?
When it comes to mattresses with zoned support sections, it’s usually super easy to pick the winner in this section. This is because zoned support is almost always set up to be beneficial for a side sleeper (as it’s the most popular sleeping position).
However, both of these products have zoned support.
And as such, they’re both excellent for side sleepers. It’s another tie.
Should I Buy A DreamCloud Or A Casper Bed?
In all honesty, both of these products are more than worthy of your consideration. They’ve both got excellent levels of support, they’re both comfortable and luxurious, they’re almost identically priced, they’ve both got zoned sections and they’re both exceptionally cool sleeping surfaces.
If we had to pick one (and we do), we’d probably pick the DreamCloud. The additional 5 inches of thickness in the product adds a level of luxury that the Casper doesn’t quite have.
So there you have it, that’s what we think about the DreamCloud and the Casper mattress.
The DreamCloud gets our overall recommendation here today, but the Casper is an excellent product that is more than worthy of your consideration. Whichever you pick you’re going to be guaranteeing yourself many years of great sleep.