DreamCloud and Helix both sell combination foam and spring mattresses online. While DreamCloud offers only one mattress model, 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 to help you better understand how they compare.
- Both incorporate both foam and springs.
- Both brands offer a firm option.
- Both offer free shipping.
- DreamCloud is more expensive ($600 to $1,245 for Helix; about $1,000 to $1,700 for DreamCloud).
- DreamCloud is thicker at 15″, compared to 10″ for all Helix models.
- Helix personalizes its mattresses for customers based on customer answers to a quiz.
- Helix allows customers to design mattresses with different constructions on each side to accommodate couples with different sleep styles and needs.
- DreamCloud offers a 365-night trial, while Helix offers a 100-night trial.
- DreamCloud has more layers than most mattresses, and the layers are relatively thin.
- Covering the first foam layer is a True Tufted™ Cashmere Top, which features hand-sewn tufts that give it a Eurotop feel.
- The top foam layer is 0.39″ (1 cm) of gel-infused memory foam.
- The second foam layer is 1.77″ (4.5 cm) of quilted memory foam split into two layers of 2 cm and 2.5 cm, respectively.
- Next is a thin, 0.39″ (1 cm) layer of natural latex, which gives DreamCloud some of its bounce.
- A thicker layer (1.97″ or 5 cm) of “Dreamplush” supporting memory foam sits in the middle.
- Below the Dreamplush foam is a 0.59″ layer (1.5 cm) of super-dense, super-soft memory foam that comes before the thick layer of pocketed coils.
- The thickest layer is a 7.87″ (20 cm) layer of individually pocketed “BestRest” coils that come in two levels of resistance. The different coil types are placed in five comfort zones to ensure the right kind of support for the right part of your body.
- The base layer is 1.6″ (5 cm) of high-density, super-soft memory foam base.
- Helix mattresses differ based on customer personalization, but they generally include similar layers.
- The first of these typical layers is an approximately 2″ thick top layer of Helix Dynamic Foam. This is a latex-like foam that doesn’t actually contain latex, so it won’t trigger an allergic reaction.
- The middle typically includes a 2.4″ layer of pocketed coils.
- Toward the bottom there is usually a 2″ layer of comfort polyfoam and 4″ base layer of dense polyfoam for support.
- Helix has more options for the way its mattresses are constructed.
- Both incorporate springs.
- DreamCloud has a more complex construction.
- DreamCloud is much thicker overall.
DreamCloud is on the firmer end of the spectrum, while different Helix models offer different degrees of firmness. Watch the videos below to see a demonstration of DreamCloud’s firmness and responsiveness and to learn more about Helix mattresses.
Motion Transfer Differences
DreamCloud isolates motion well enough, but because it’s a firmer mattress some movement does transfer. Helix mattresses vary in their isolation of motion; how well a Helix mattress succeeds at this really depends on the specific construction. Helix may be a better option for some couples because it lets you split the mattress into two constructions to meet the needs of both sleepers.
Pick DreamCloud If …
- You weigh more. DreamCloud is thicker and has more supportive coils, so it should be more supportive for heavier-weight sleepers compared to options from Helix.
- You want luxury. DreamCloud is about as luxurious as its price would indicate. It’s thick and has a hand-tufted cashmere Eurotop.
Pick Helix If …
- You don’t know what you want. Helix is customizable, so you have many options. The customer quiz helps walk you through what might work best for you (and your partner if you have one).
- You are on a budget. Helix sells options that are less expensive than DreamCloud.
- You have specific needs. Helix lets you personalize your mattress in various ways to suit your needs and desires.
These two brands will probably appeal to different types of sleepers. I hope this post has helped you better understand which option may be best for you. Please leave any specific questions about Helix or DreamCloud in the comments.
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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