DreamCloud and Bear are both mattresses sold online. They differ significantly in feel, price, and construction, so there should be pretty clear distinctions between them. We’ll break down how they compare in greater depth in this post.
- Both incorporate memory foam somewhere in the construction and are relatively firm.
- Both are responsive and return to shape quickly.
- Both offer free shipping and have great customer service.
- DreamCloud is thicker. (Bear is 10″; DreamCloud is 15″.)
- DreamCloud is more expensive ($640 to $940 for Bear; about $1,000 to $1,700 for DreamCloud).
- DreamCloud is firmer overall.
- Bear has more of a memory foam feel.
- Bear is all-foam, while DreamCloud has coils in the support layer.
- DreamCloud offers a 365-night trial compared to Bear’s 100-night trial.
- DreamCloud has an especially complex construction with coils and multiple different foam layers.
- On top is a True Tufted™ Cashmere Top, which features hand-sewn tufts and has a Eurotop feel.
- The first layer is 0.39″ (1 cm) of gel-infused memory foam, which provides great pressure relief and body contouring.
- The next two layers together comprise 1.77″ (4.5 cm) of quilted memory foam.
- A 0.39″ layer (1 cm) of natural latex breaks up the memory foam layers.
- Memory foam layering continues with 1.97″ (5 cm) of “Dreamplush” supporting memory foam, then a 0.59″ (1.5 cm) layer of super dense, super soft memory foam.
- The thickest layer is a 7.87″ (20 cm) layer of individually pocketed “BestRest” coils that come in two levels of resistance. The coils are strategically placed in five comfort zones to ensure the right kind of support for different parts of your body.
- At the base is 1.6″ (5 cm) of high-density, super soft memory foam base that the steel coils can rest on.
- Bear has a cover made with Celliant, a fiber used in some athletic clothes. Celliant incorporates thermoactive minerals said to convert radiant body heat into infrared energy, which the fiber then sends back into the body. These infrared rays are thought to have positive effects on the body.
- The first layer of the mattress is a memory foam made with graphite gel. The gel is intended to help better disperse heat and prevent you from sleeping hot.
- The middle layer is a bouncy, responsive foam. This will prevent you from having the feeling of getting stuck in the mattress.
- A dense layer of foam forms the base and is a fairly standard base layer for an all-foam mattress available online.
- Both incorporate memory foam somewhere in the construction.
- Bear has more of a memory foam feel, while DreamCloud has a more traditional innerspring mattress feel.
- Bear’s use of celliant makes it especially appealing for athletes.
- DreamCloud has a more complex construction without question
- DreamCloud is thicker and more supportive, which may make it more appropriate for people who are heavier.
- DreamCloud has coils, and as a result has more of a traditional spring mattress feel.
Both mattresses are relatively firm and responsive, and they both return to shape quickly. However, Bear holds an impression longer and DreamCloud’s pillow-top gives it a unique feel.
Motion Transfer Differences
Both mattresses isolate motion relatively well, but the consistency of Bear’s memory foam gives it an edge.
Pick DreamCloud If …
- You want luxury- DreamCloud is extra thick and has a hand-tufted pillow-top, so it has an overall feel of a luxury mattress.
- You like a traditional mattress feel- DreamCloud is more like a traditional spring mattress. If you’ve had success with that type of mattress in the past, then DreamCloud could be a good option.
- You are heavier- DreamCloud is thicker and more supportive. This most likely makes it more appropriate for people who are on the heavier side.
Pick Bear If …
- You are on a budget- Bear costs less than DreamCloud, so it gives you the opportunity to save some money on your purchase.
- You sleep on your side- Bear is a little softer and will conform better to your contours, making it a more ideal choice for side sleepers.
- You like memory foam- Bear has more of a memory foam feel, so if you’ve had success with that type of mattress before then you might feel more at home with Bear.
These companies both offer quality options, but these mattresses have different feels and are available at different price points. Hopefully this comparison has been helpful and the decision is a little bit more clear. Please leave any specific questions in the comments. Consumers should take a look through this article multiple times, assess their own needs and preferences, and then make a more informed decision.
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.
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