DreamCloud and Helix are both well-known mattress brands who sell combination foam and spring mattresses online (also known as “hybrid” beds). While DreamCloud offers only three mattress models at the moment, Helix offers multiple. Depending on what type of sleeper you are, you’ll probably prefer one brand over the other.
I’ll go over the similarities and differences here in our DreamCloud vs. Helix comparison to help you better understand how they compare. Specifically, we’ll be pitting the original DreamCloud against the Helix Midnight.
DreamCloud vs. Helix Midnight Overview
DreamCloud creates luxury mattresses — similar to what you might find in a high-end hotel. However, they aim to do so with affordable prices, often running promotions and discounts so sleepers can get a luxurious sleeping experience without going outside their budget. Their mattress models include the original DreamCloud (which we’re covering here), the luxe DreamCloud Premier, and their highest-end bed, the DreamCloud Premier Rest.
For Helix, customization is the name of the game. On their website, you can take a mattress quiz that matches you with the bed that’s best-suited for you. You can even opt for a mattress that has two different firmnesses on each side, in case you sleep with a partner who has different preferences than you.
Or, you can simply choose from their renowned line of hybrid mattresses, each of which has a different firmness. We’ll get into the Helix Midnight’s specific firmness and features in a bit.
|Who Should Choose the DreamCloud Mattress?||Who Should Choose the Helix Midnight Mattress?|
|Fans of pillow-top mattresses||Side sleepers|
|Stomach sleepers||Sleepers who prefer more of a memory-foam feel|
|Anyone who prefers a firmer mattress||Anyone who wants something a little softer|
DreamCloud vs. Helix Midnight Video Review
Check out our in-depth video review to see these two mattresses in action:
DreamCloud vs. Helix Midnight: Similarities and Differences
Before we go any further, let’s see how these mattresses are similar and different from one another. You can also see how they measure against other beds in our DreamCloud mattress comparisons and our Helix mattress comparisons.
|Both mattresses are hybrids, meaning they incorporate foam and springs into their construction.||The DreamCloud is usually more expensive than the Helix Midnight. As of this writing, the DreamCloud is $1,698 and the Helix Midnight is $1,199 before discounts.|
|Both beds are good cooling options, with the springs allowing plenty of room for airflow. This should appeal to hot sleepers.||DreamCloud is thicker at 14″, compared to 11.5″ for the Helix Midnight.|
|Both of them are good fits for back sleepers.||The Helix midnight is a little softer than the DreamCloud, while the DreamCloud is bouncier than the Helix.|
|DreamCloud Premier offers a 365-night trial, while Helix offers a 100-night trial.|
Firmness and Feel Differences
It’s important to note that firmness is largely subjective. What might feel soft or firm to you may feel different to another sleeper, depending on their body type, sleeping position, and individual preferences. That said, we try to offer you a concrete answer when it comes to mattress firmness. So let’s break down the numbers of the DreamCloud and Helix Midnight mattresses
How Firm Are The DreamCloud and Helix Midnight Mattresses?
On our mattress scale — where 1 is the softest and 10 is the firmest — the DreamCloud scored a 7.5 out of 10. For context, the industry standard for medium firm is 6.5, so this is a fairly firm bed that offers a lot of support.
The Helix Midnight is a bit softer at 7 out of 10. This places it just above medium firm, so it has more of a balanced feel.
Sleeping On the DreamCloud and Helix Midnight Mattresses
We think that back sleepers will be extremely comfortable on both of these beds. Back sleepers usually need a blend of comfort and support, and both mattresses deliver on these fronts, thanks to the combination of soft foams, firmer foams, and coils.
Side sleepers will probably be more comfortable on the Helix Midnight because of the additional pressure relief. Because they put more pressure on their shoulders and hips, they usually need more contouring in these areas, which they should find in the comfort layer of Memory Plus Foam.
Stomach sleepers likely won’t get the firmness and support they need on the Helix Midnight. But they could be comfortable on the DreamCloud, as long as they’re not over 230 lb (we’ll talk more about weight in a bit).
What Do The DreamCloud and Helix Midnight Mattresses Feel Like?
Bouncy, responsive, and easy to move around on — these are the three most notable features about the DreamCloud. And you’ll of course get just a hint of plushness from the pillow-top feel of the cover.
Even though it’s also a responsive mattress, the Helix Midnight is slower-moving than the DreamCloud and gives you more contouring. You’ll get some pressure relief from that top layer while also receiving support and a slight lift from the coils below. It’s also pretty easy to move around on this bed.
Average-Weight Sleepers: 130 lb–230 lb
Average-weight back sleepers are probably going to be equally comfortable on the DreamCloud and the Helix Midnight, getting the support they require in the lumbar region. Average-weight side sleepers, on the other hand, should definitely opt for the Helix Midnight, which has more of the softness that they need at the shoulders and hips. They may feel bunched up around these areas while sleeping on the DreamCloud.
Average-weight stomach sleepers will probably get the support they need on the DreamCloud, but will be uncomfortable on the Helix Midnight.
Heavyweight Sleepers: Over 230 lb
Back sleepers who aren’t too much heavier than 230 lb might get the comfort and support they need from the Helix Midnight. But if they’re over 250 lb, they’ll probably want to consider the DreamCloud, which has more firmness and support.
Heavyweight side sleepers should consider one of the softer Helix mattresses, or even one of the best mattresses for heavy people. They also won’t be comfortable on the DreamCloud. Similarly, heavy stomach sleepers likely won’t find a good match in either bed.
Lightweight Sleepers: Under 130 lb
Lightweight sleepers tend to have it pretty easy when it comes to mattress selection, as they don’t put a ton of pressure on the bed. They should be comfortable and get all the support they need on both the DreamCloud and Helix Midnight., regardless of sleeping position.
Mattress Construction Differences
These are two very different mattresses, and this mainly comes down to their construction. Let’s take a closer look and see what each bed is made of.
|On top of the first foam layer is a cashmere blend cover that’s been quilted with foam to give it a pillow-top feel.|
Comfort Layer # 1
|The top foam layer is meant to give you some pressure relief and body-contouring. It’s also been infused with gel to help you sleep cool.|
Comfort Layer # 2
|After that is a layer of firmer foam to help transition you to the coils at the bottom of the mattress.|
|The support layer is made up of individually wrapped coils, which have been separated for dynamic body-contouring. Finally, there’s a thin layer of high-density foam at the very bottom for added support.|
|First up on the Helix Midnight is the brand’s Soft Touch cover: soft, breathable, and cool to the touch. You can also upgrade to an even cooler-sleeping cover called the GlacioTex.|
Comfort Layer # 1
|Next up is a comfort layer of Memory Plus Foam — the company’s take on memory foam. It’s slow-moving, with contouring that can help with pain relief.|
Comfort Layer # 2
|The next layer of foam is thinner and more responsive, easing you into the bottom coils of the mattress.|
|Most of the Helix Midnight’s support comes from its layer of individually wrapped coils, which rest atop a thin layer of high-density polyfoam.|
The DreamCloud is 14” tall, although you can upgrade to the DreamCloud Premier, which is 15” tall.
The Helix Midnight measures 11.5” tall.
DreamCloud And Helix Midnight Performance Differences
Here at Mattress Clarity, we put each mattress through a series of tests to measure different performance factors. Let’s see how these two mattresses did.
Sleeping Hot or Cold
The DreamCloud should be a great fit for hot sleepers. The coils at the bottom leave lots of space for air to flow through the bed, especially when compared to the denser constructions of all-foam mattresses. Then there’s the infusion of gel in the comfort layer, which can further assist with cooling
We also found the Helix Midnight to be a very cooling mattress. The cover is breathable, and similar to the DreamCloud, the coils leave plenty of room for airflow.
When we say “motion transfer,” we’re talking about how much movement passes through the mattress. If you sleep with a partner, a mattress with low motion transfer means you probably won’t feel each other’s movements in bed. A mattress with high motion transfer, however, means you might end up disturbing each other if you’re light sleepers.
We found that the DreamCloud didn’t isolate motion very well — a common trait of hybrid mattresses. The springs created a lot of movement when we rolled back and forth. However, it’s worth noting that this will probably only affect light sleepers. If you’re a deep sleeper who isn’t easily disturbed, the motion transfer probably won’t be an issue on the DreamCloud.
The Helix Midnight, meanwhile, bucked the hybrid trend by having excellent motion-transfer result. We found that the softer foams up top helped lessen most of the movement when we had two people lie down on the mattress.
If a mattress has good edge support, that means you can sleep or spread out close to the edge of the bed without feeling like you’re going to fall off. A mattress with solid edge support usually appeals to couples or anyone who needs more room when they sleep.
While both mattresses contain coils (which can often make for strong edge support), we have to give the Helix Midnight the, um, “edge” in this department. When sitting on the edge of the DreamCloud, we felt the foams collapse a bit. This leads us to believe that the edge support on this mattress isn’t very strong.
Because both of these mattresses are made with high-quality materials, we expect them to last at least 10 years. Also, hybrid mattresses tend to be sturdier than all-foam beds because of the coils, which are more durable than foam.
Off-gassing refers to the slight chemical smell that sometimes accompanies bed-in-a-box mattresses when they’re unrolled. Because the DreamCloud and Helix Midnight both arrive at your door compressed, you’re likely to notice this sensation when you unbox these beds. But it isn’t harmful and should go away in 48 hours or less.
Because hybrid mattresses contain springs, it’s possible that you might hear some squeaking.
With the DreamCloud, we actually found the mattress to be completely silent when we moved around. On the Helix Midnight, there was some slight squeaking, but nothing too major.
While squeaking can develop in a hybrid mattresses over time, we have no reason to think that noise will be too much of an issue on either of these beds.
If you’re looking for the best mattress for sex, you’ll want a bed that makes it easy to move around and change positions. Hybrid mattresses tend to be good for mobility, and the DreamCloud and Helix Midnight are no exception. Their responsiveness and bounce make them optimal for amorous activities.
DreamCloud And Helix Midnight Mattress Size Options and Price
|Twin||38" x 75"||$899.00|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||$999.00|
|Full||54" x 75"||$1099.00|
|Queen||60" x 80"||$1199.00|
|King||76" x 80"||$1499.00|
|California King||72" x 84"||$1499.00|
|Twin||38" x 75"||$799.00|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||$899.00|
|Full||54" x 75"||$1049.00|
|Queen||60" x 80"||$1199.00|
|King||76" x 80"||$1549.00|
|California King||72" x 84"||$1549.00|
So what exactly are the company policies for DreamCloud and Helix? Let’s take a closer look at some of them.
The DreamCloud comes with a lifetime warranty.
The Helix Midnight Mattress has a 10-year warranty.
Both companies offer customers a generous trial period.
DreamCloud mattresses come with a 365-night sleep trial, while Helix offers a 100-night sleep trial.
Customers can return their DreamCloud mattress for a full refund at any point during the 365-night trial period.
Likewise, you can return a Helix mattress at any time during the sleep trial, but the company suggests that you try it out for at least 30 days.
DreamCloud vs. Helix Midnight FAQs
If you’ve still got questions about either mattress, here we’ve included some of the most commonly asked ones below.
Which mattress is more expensive — the DreamCloud or the Helix Midnight?
The DreamCloud tends to run more expensive than the Helix Midnight, though not by a ton. Also, the brand often runs discounts and promotions that make their price points fairly comparable.
Is either the DreamCloud or Helix Midnight flippable?
No, neither of these mattresses are flippable. In fact, lying down on the bottom layers of either bed wouldn't be good for your body or the mattress.
How long will the DreamCloud and Helix Midnight last?
Because these are high-quality hybrid mattresses made with durable materials, we expect them to last upwards of 10 years.
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.