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In my workaholic early twenties, I thought that sleep was a luxury that I had to earn after hours and hours of work. Now that I’m knocking on 30’s door, I realize that I was very, very wrong. Good sleep is the cornerstone of wellness, and I had years to catch up on. I’d been sleeping in cheap box-to-bed mattresses for years that didn’t quite fit my needs, and I desperately needed an upgrade.
My journey to better sleep hygiene started with a wishlist. My new mattress had to be thicc with two c’s, baby. I love the luxurious feel of hopping onto a tall bed, plus it looks super regal. I wanted a firm mattress still soft enough to melt into after a long day of work. And finally, I needed a mattress that would keep me cool, especially when I’m sleep-sweating through these LA summers.
The Hybrid Mattress Hype
When DreamCloud popped up on my radar, I was pleased to learn that they hit every point on my checklist, and more. Hybrid mattresses typically use a combination of springs and memory foam for soft support. Medium firm hybrid mattresses combine the powers of coil support and memory foam to support side sleepers, stomach sleepers, back sleepers, child’s pose sleepers, hog-the-whole-damn-bed sleepers — any kind of sleeper, really. The Luxury Hybrid Mattress is made of five layers that add up to 14” in height — extra thicc? Check.
Here’s a breakdown of DreamCloud’s five layers: The top layer is made of quilted foam and cashmere that keeps you cool at night, followed by a gel memory foam that contours to your body’s shape with time. The firm middle layer ensures that you don’t get swallowed up in the softness of the first two, giving the mattress a medium firm body.
Next are the support coils that keep the foundation sturdy, providing spinal pressure relief. Finally, the base layer ensures that the mattress doesn’t slip and slide on your bed frame. Soft and cozy yet still firm and supportive? Two more wishes crossed off my list.
It all sounded perfect until I saw the $1,598 price tag on a queen-sized mattress. I nearly fell out of my chair. In my twenties, I shopped $400 or less box-to-bed mattresses for my sublets and short-term leases, so the four-figure mattress world was completely foreign to me. I had to find out: Is The Hybrid Mattress Hype real?
A Mattress With Integrity
I’m happy to confirm that the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress lives up to its hype.
Again, my previous box-to-bed mattress experiences have been from super cheap retailers, and the mattresses were so lightweight that I could usually carry them up three flights of stairs by myself. Most DTC box-to-bed mattresses are pretty flimsy, relying solely on memory foam for support. This is problematic for people who weigh 250-300 pounds or more because all-foam mattresses aren’t designed for heavier body types.
When DreamCloud’s Luxury Hybrid Mattress arrived at my doorstep, I was shocked by how heavy the mattress was. I also had the pleasure of putting together DreamCloud’s Platform Bed, which required zero tools. It was super easy to build and surprisingly sturdy, only taking about 20 minutes to unbox and assemble. My roommate helped me set the shrink-wrapped mattress at the foot of the bed and used an enclosed blade to open the mattress. The mattress unfolded like a chia pet right before my eyes — no weird smells or deformities.
Restorative Pain-Relieving Sleep
After one week of sleeping on my DreamCloud mattress, I already felt like a brand new person. Every single night, it felt like I was gently laying my spine on cotton candy pillows. In my morning meditation, I noticed that my neck, shoulders and middle back were significantly more relaxed. Logically speaking, I know that consistent sleep can improve back pain — I just didn’t think it could happen for me!
DreamCloud’s Platform Bed is one of the sturdiest I’ve ever had in my many relocations. Bonus points: Since I didn’t need any equipment to put it together, it’s also extra quiet. I never even noticed that my old bed frames made annoying squeaking noises when I moved around because I just thought that that was the norm. Together, the DreamCloud Platform Bed and Luxury Hybrid Mattress create the absolute dream team for creating better sleep habits.
Nowadays, there are so many DTC box-to-bed mattress brands that it’s hard to know who to trust. DreamCloud’s Luxury Hybrid Mattress won me over with impeccable construction, comfort and integrity.
Five More Reasons To Love DreamCloud:
- Bonus gifts with purchase. DreamCloud’s Luxury Hybrid Mattress is currently on sale for $999, plus they’ll throw in pillows, sheets, and a mattress protector for free.
- Fits on a variety of bed frames. The Luxury Hybrid Mattress is compatible with traditional bed frames, foundation bed frames, adjustable bed frames and more.
- The 365-day trial period. DTC competitors like Casper and Purple give their customers 100 nights to try their mattresses, but DreamCloud will give you a whole year to decide if you want to keep your mattress.
- The lifetime warranty. DreamCloud outbids competitors’ 10-year warranty with a simple warranty that lasts a lifetime. DreamCloud is so confident that their mattresses will outlast other brands that their website states, “It doesn’t matter if it’s 100 years from now.” You can replace a damaged mattress any time at no charge.
- Free shipping and returns. Shipping is always free within the contiguous United States, with an additional $150 charge for those who live in Alaska or Hawaii.