DreamCloud Vs Tempur-Pedic – Which Should You Choose?

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DreamCloud and Tempur-Pedic are pretty different mattresses companies. In general, it’s hard to compare an online, single-model mattress seller like DreamCloud to a longstanding company like Tempur-Pedic, which offers lots of options and a line of brick and mortar stores. But there are some similarities as well as some ways in which DreamCloud’s individual option is unique from everything Tempur-Pedic offers. We’ll compare options from the two companies so you can decide which option might be best for you.

Key Similarities

  • Both companies sell combination foam and coil mattresses, though Tempur-Pedic also sells all-foam options.
  • Both offer firmer options.
  • Both have relatively complex construction.
  • Both offer mattresses of 14″ thicknesses, though Tempur-Pedic also has thinner options.
  • Both offer higher end, more expensive options.
  • Both offer free shipping.

Key Differences

  • Tempur-Pedic offers a number of mattress designs and firmness options, while DreamCloud sells only one model at this time.
  • Tempur-Pedic mattresses are more expensive ($2,099 to $4,198 for different Tempur-Pedic options compared to $1,000 to $1,700 for DreamCloud).
  • DreamCloud is only sold online, while Tempur-Pedic is available online and in stores.
  • Tempur-Pedic has been around longer and has gone through more reviews and scrutiny.
  • DreamCloud offers a 365-night trial, which is much longer than Tempur-Pedic’s 90-day trial.

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DreamCloud Construction

  • DreamCloud has a True Tufted™ Cashmere Top that features hand-sewn tufts. This gives the mattress a Eurotop feel.
  • The first foam layer is 0.39″ (1 cm) of gel-infused memory foam.
  • Two layers of quilted memory foam, totaling 1.77″ (4.5 cm), come next.
  • A layer of natural latex (0.39″ or 1 cm) gives DreamCloud more springiness.
  • Another two layers of memory foam come next, but each layer is a different type of memory foam. The first is approximately 2″ (5 cm) of “Dreamplush” supporting memory foam. The next of the two memory foam layers is a thin layer (0.59″ or 1.5 cm) of super dense, super soft memory foam.
  • An almost 8″ (20 centimeters) coil layer comprises DreamCloud’s thickest layer. Individually pocketed “BestRest” coils featuring two levels of resistance are strategically positioned in five comfort zones to ensure the right kind of support for different parts of your body.
  • A base of 1.6″ (5 cm) of high-density, super soft memory foam reinforces DreamCloud’s base.

Read our full DreamCloud Review HERE.

Tempur-Pedic Construction

  • Tempur-Pedic offers various mattress constructions. Here we will break down a luxury coil-foam combination mattress, the 11.5″ thick TEMPUR-Flex® Supreme.
  • The TEMPUR-Flex® Supreme has a soft, durable zip-off EasyRefresh® cover designed to draw moisture away.
  • An inner cover featuring SmartClimate® treatment helps keep the mattress cool.
  • The top comfort layer is made of TEMPUR-ES® material, a very soft proprietary memory foam from Tempur-Pedic.
  • The support layer below the TEMPUR-ES® layer is TEMPUR-Response™, a “slightly springy” memory foam that responds quickly to pressure. This helps distribute your body’s weight across the mattress.
  • Coils are placed below the support layer. Made of innovative, densely-placed precision coils, this layer works in harmony with the Response Layer to actively react to your body’s movement.
  • A base layer of foam supports the layers above it.

Read our full Tempur-Pedic Review HERE.

Construction Differences/Notes

  • Tempur-Pedic has more models and firmness options.
  • Tempur-Pedic tends to have more of a traditional memory foam feel.
  • Tempur-Pedic uses more proprietary materials.
  • Both brands use both coils and springs, but some Tempur-Pedic options are all-foam.
  • Both have relatively complex constructions.   
  • DreamCloud is thicker than the described Tempur-Pedic option, but Tempur-Pedic also offers thicker options.

Firmness Differences/Notes

While we haven’t made a video about the TEMPUR-Flex Supreme, we have reviewed it. But for all the variety of Tempur-Pedic’s options, they do tend to have a memory-foam-like feel, and this video demonstrating the Tempur-Cloud Supreme’s firmness and feel gives you a sense of what to expect. The Cloud Supreme is softer than the Flex Supreme, but either option will be a bit softer, more quicksand-y, and less bouncy than DreamCloud.

Motion Transfer Differences

DreamCloud is on the firm end of the spectrum and uses materials that have more spring to them. As a result, it isn’t perfect at isolating motion (though it does a respectable job). Tempur-Pedic mattresses generally have more of a traditional memory foam consistency, which helps them absorb movement better than most of the more traditional spring mattress options.

Pick DreamCloud If …

  • You want a mattress with bounce. DreamCloud is firmer and uses materials with more spring to them. It has noticeably more bounce than the Tempur-Pedic mattresses.
  • You like spring mattresses. DreamCloud has more of a traditional spring mattress feel (as opposed to the true memory foam feel of Tempur-Pedic models).

Pick Tempur-Pedic If …

  • You like memory foam. If you like the feeling of sinking into your mattress, you may prefer Tempur-Pedic. (The brand is one of the original memory foam mattress sellers.) Almost all of their mattresses, with the possible exception of the Flex collection, have that classic memory foam feel.
  • You want something specific. Tempur-Pedic has a lot of options with different firmnesses and features.  If you want something really soft, for example, then Tempur-Pedic is probably your only option.

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Overall

Comparing Tempur-Pedic as a whole to single-model brands is challenging. I hope this comparison helped you determine which mattress seller offers what you need. If you have any specific questions, please ask them in the comments.

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Joe Auer

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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