DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress UK review 2023 | TechRadar

2023-01-13 01:04:59 By : Mr. Felix-Henan Zoke Crane

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Supreme edge support, little-to-no off-gassing and first-class motion isolation, there's a lot to like about the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress. The five-layer mattress is on the medium firm side, so will be a favourite amongst side or back sleepers. The only problem? It is quite heavy and runs a little hot. Yoga mat

DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress UK review 2023 | TechRadar

Too soft for heavier bodies

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Even after just one night's sleep on the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress, you'll notice that luxury is ingrained into the design. How does five-layers of support sound? Pretty dreamy, right? As soon as you turn in for the night, you're greeted with 29cm worth of mattress thickness which gets to work by moulding, holding and supporting your frame as you sleep without feeling like you are sinking. Plus, the edge support is pure magic and as is the motion isolation. We'd even go so far to say it gives some of the best mattresses we've tested a run for their money, thanks to the mattress' strong and sturdy makeup. 

Best for: couples, side or back sleepers and/or those who sleep on the edge of the bed Type: mattress in a box Firmness: medium (6.5/10) Materials: memory foam and coils Depth: 29cm Weight: 66-131lb Sizes: single, double, king, super king

It's hard to detail negatives about the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid, because it really does do what it says on the tin. However, if we were being really picky, we did find that this mattress ran a little hot at times, even with the mattress' top layer, which is supposed to be 'breathable'. However, the temperature for 19 sleeps out of the 21 nights we slept on this for, was just right. One other point to weigh up about this mattress is how heavy it is. 

At full price, it's very expensive, but in reality, almost constant DreamCloud mattress sales mean you'll never pay full price – although it still sits in the lower-high end of the market. While the build quality feels luxurious, there are close competitor models that cost less, and could sway those on a tighter budget away. There's no arguing the extras aren't excellent though: you get an impressive lifetime guarantee and a generous 365-day sleep trial, which matches the best on the market. All in all, we think it's a price worth paying to sleep easy at night. 

This mattress sits in the upper-mid range price point of the mattress world and we think you get a decent amount for your money. At RRP, a single is £1,009, rising to £1,559 for a super king. However, in reality you should never have to pay that price – there's an almost evergreen DreamCloud deal that runs year-round, knocking around 45% off. Most other big bed brands do a similar thing – check our general mattress sales guide for an overview (the Black Friday mattress deals in late November traditionally offer some of the best prices of the year). 

Here are the official ticket prices for each size of the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid, alongside the prices you can expect to pay:

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress is pricier than the likes of the Brook + Wilde Elite (around £560 for a double, based on typical discounts), which we think offers a similarly luxurious sleep experience. It's also pricier than the Emma Premium (double usually around £500), although that one perhaps does feel a little less high-end; get all the facts in our Emma Premium mattress review. However, it's a fair bit cheaper than the Simba Hybrid Pro, which is usually around £900 for a double. 

While this isn't the most affordable mattress on the market, you do get a lot of luxury for that price tag, and the 365-night sleep trial and forever warranty beat most of what DreamCloud's competitors offer.

View the Luxury Hybrid mattress at DreamCloud (opens in new tab) The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid may be expensive at full price, but regular 45% off deals make it more affordable, and the build quality is excellent. The 365-day sleep night trial and a lifetime warranty match the best on the market.

Like many of the best hybrid mattresses, the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress comes with a range of different and unique layers, each of which promote good spinal alignment, support and all over pressure relief. 

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress has five different layers. Hot sleeper? Or sleep next to one? The top layer is the brand's ‘luxury quilted cooling layer' which is crafted with cooling technology to help you sleep minus the sweat. While the second layer has the ‘dream plus' memory foam to provide contouring support. The third layer is another supportive foam, while the fourth is the brand's ActivEdge coils , which in layman's terms is 15cm of pocket springs which helps to minimise motion transfer. The last layer is made from high-density foam which provides the strong foundation for a well rounded sleep. 

It's important to note that firmess and comfort are both subjective. However, the brand rates the mattress a 6.5 on the firmness scale. The third layer, which is a wedge of  supportive foam, and the additional fifth layer of high-density foam, could be the two reasons for the firm hold. While the second layer softens the blow thanks to DreamCloud's 'dream plus' memory foam offering. The mattress won't be the best fit for those who love a super firm mattress, but it's a happy medium between the opposite ends of the spectrum.

One tester, who is 6ft and usually sleeps on his side, found the mattress to be softer than their usual preference, yet he still enjoyed restful nights sleep. Our main tester, who is 5ft 5 and weighs 60kg, who prefers medium-to-firm mattresses, found the support levels to be just right. We think this will be too soft for heavier bodies. 

But perhaps one of the best things about this mattress is its ActivEdge coils and supportive foam base. No matter whether you are sitting, perching or twisting and turning, the 15cm of premium pocket springs and sturdy base minimise the motion and provide first-class levels of edge support. This makes it ideal for those who prefer to sleep on the edge or wriggle in bed. 

We reviewed the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress in a double and slept on it for 21 nights. From the first night, it was evident to see that luxury is ingrained into the mattress. Testing it in all major areas of performance, we'd rate it a 4.5/5 on pressure relief, 5/5 on motion isolation and on edge support. While its cooling qualities would rank a steady 3.5/5 and a 4/5 for the setup. 

Durability is hard to comment on for such a short review time, but if the brand's 365-night sleep trial and lifetime warranty is anything to go by, DreamCloud is certainly sure of its workmanship and materials. Along with having a plush and luxurious feel to it, the mattress still looks as good as the day it first came out of the box.

The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress would have scored full marks if we had someone to help get the mattress up the stairs and out of the box, as it was quite heavy to do by yourself. Based on the FAQ section of the site, DreamCloud used to offer 2-person delivery to a room of choice (presumably for a fee), but suspended this service when COVID kicked in, and hasn't reinstated it. The brand does offer an old mattress removal service, although it's not clear what's included in that by way of unpacking the new mattress.

However, generally speaking, it was a super easy unboxing process. Like many of the best other mattresses-in-a-box, the compact nature of the delivery makes it ideal for those who are short on space or are sleeping in a small bedroom. 

DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid mattress UK review 2023 | TechRadar

Gym Plates Manufacturers Once you have opened the box, you'll find the mattress rolled up in just two plastic pieces of wrapping. DreamCloud provides you with a handy cutter to help you snip the plastic open without damaging the mattress inside. Once you have done that, and unrolled the mattress onto the bed, there's a second piece of plastic wrapping to cut. Once you've snipped that, in just five minutes, the mattress inflated leaving you wondering how it had ever fitted inside of a box. However DreamCloud recommends waiting for at least 5 hours before using it.