DreamCloud Premier vs Purple Mattress Comparison

Can’t decide if the DreamCloud Premier or Purple mattress is the right bed for you? In our DreamCloud Premier vs Purple comparison, you’ll find out which is the best mattress for your needs.

Shopping for a new bed? DreamCloud and Purple are two leading bed-ina-box mattress brands that craft high-quality mattresses and offer risk-free trial periods.

In this review, we’re going to compare the memory foam and coil DreamCloud Premier to the Smart Grid and polyfoam Purple mattress. By the end, you’ll have all of the information you need to determine which is the best mattress for you.

DreamCloud Premier vs Purple Rundown

Customer Rating
MA Score
Trial Period

DreamCloud Premier

Customer Rating
MA Score
9.0 / 10

Luxury hybrid mattress with cradling technology and plush comfort


Medium-firm: 6.5/10


Hybrid: memory foam + coils

Trial Period

365 days


Limited lifetime warranty


Customer Rating
MA Score
8.4 / 10

Proven pressure relief for people with back pain; good for back and side sleepers


Medium-firm: 6.5/10


Hybrid: hyper-elastic polymer and foam

Trial Period

100 days


10-year limited warranty

Key Similarities

  • Temperature regulation: Both of these mattresses sleep cool and are excellent for hot sleepers. 
  • Edge support: Both beds earned high marks in our edge support test, great for couples who like to spread out or people who sit on the edges of their bed to put on shoes or check their phone. 
  • Pressure relief: Both mattresses cushion pressure points, perfect for side sleepers
  • White Glove Delivery: Both companies offer white glove delivery, meaning they will remove your old mattress and install your new mattress so you don’t have to. 
  • Firmness: The DreamCloud Premier and the Purple both register as medium-firm on the firmness scale.

Key Differences

  • Materials: The Purple is made from layers of polyfoam and a proprietary grid-like comfort layer. The DreamCloud is made from layers of memory foam, polyfoam, and pocketed coils
  • Feel: The Purple’s Smart Grid comfort layer is unlike any other mattress material; it makes you feel like you’re floating. The DreamCloud Premier has a distinct contouring memory foam feel. 
  • Sleeping position: The DreamCloud works for all sleeping positions, but the Purple is best for side and back sleepers
  • Ease-of-movement: The DreamCloud earned higher marks in our responsiveness test, which means it’s easier to move around and get comfy on the DreamCloud than on the Purple. This is important for combination sleepers and anyone who tosses and turns a lot.

DreamCloud Mattress Review Highlights

  • The DreamCloud Premier is crafted from 15” of high-quality materials, making it comfortable and durable enough for plus-size people. 
  • The DreamCloud earned a spot on our list of the best mattresses for seniors thanks to superb pressure relief and edge support
  • With excellent motion isolation and edge support, we love the Premier mattress for couples. It’s also responsive, which is great for adult activities. 
  • DreamCloud’s 365-night sleep trial and lifetime warranty are much more generous than the average 100-night trial and 10-year warranty.
  • For a slightly more affordable luxury hybrid, check out the original DreamCloud mattress.  
Purple mattress

Purple Mattress Review Highlights

  • Purple is an outstanding mattress for people with back pain as shown by its nearly perfect score in our spine alignment test. 
  • The Purple Grid is unlike any other mattress material. Its ability to contour pressure points while supporting the spine creates a unique floating sensation
  • The Purple mattress is excellent for lightweight sleepers. Its comfort layer immediately responds to the body, even when you weigh less than 130 pounds. 
  • The Purple earned a high score in our pressure relief test, making it a good fit for side sleepers who need extra cushion at their hips and shoulders.  
  • For even greater pressure relief, Purple offers the Purple Hybrid Premier mattress.

Compare Specs

The DreamCloud mattress is much thicker than the Purple. Because the DreamCloud’s comfort and support layers are more robust, it’s better than the Purple for heavy people.

DreamCloud Premier Purple
Thickness 15” 9.5”
Twin 38” x 75” 38” x 75”
Twin XL 38” x 80” 38” x 80”
Full 54” x 75” 54” x 76”
Queen 60” x 80” 60” x 80”
King 76” x 80” 76” x 80”
California King 72” x 84” 72” x 84”

Learn more about mattress sizes.

Compare Cost

The Purple mattress is more affordable than the DreamCloud premier, costing $250 less for a queen-size bed.

DreamCloud Premier Purple
Twin $899 $599
Twin XL $1,099 $799
Full $1,299 $999
Queen $1,399 $1,149
King $1,599 $1,449
California King $1,599 $1,449

Compare the Builds

The DreamCloud and Purple beds may both be hybrid mattresses, but their materials are completely different. In this section, we’ll explore what each mattress is made from, how that influences the feel, and the ways in which the materials differ.

Inside the DreamCloud Premier Mattress

The DreamCloud Premier is a 5-layer luxury hybrid mattress that measures 15” thick. It utilizes a combination of foam layers and coils to marry the benefits of innerspring and memory foam mattresses. Its medium-firm firmness level is the preferred firmness of the average sleeper, and it works for every sleeping position

DreamCloud’s top 2 layers of foam are both made from memory foam, delivering a distinctly memory foam feel. You’ll notice yourself sink in just slightly as the foam molds to your body shape. It’s this contouring that provides incredible pressure relief that’s great for side sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds. This foam also cushions the body in a way that works well for both back and stomach sleepers

The Premier’s durable and responsive support is thanks to a thick layer of individually-wrapped coils. Thanks to the pocketed struction, these springs provide balanced give at heavier areas and support along the spine. It’s this support that makes the Premier work well for plus-size sleepers.

Inside DreamCloud
  • Cashmere cover: Soft and silky Mongolian cashmere is lightweight and breathable. 
  • TrueLoft Euro top: Plush memory foam quilted into the cover creates a pillow top feel with contouring and pressure relief
  • Point-activated foam: High-density gel memory foam brings firm cushion so you don’t sink in too far. 
  • Transitional foam: Durable polyfoam absorbs the coil’s energy and limits motion transfer
  • Pocketed coils: A support layer of individually-encased coils provides targeted support and give at all the right places. 
  • Base layer: A support foam optimizes durability.

Inside the Purple Mattress

While the Purple too is a medium-firm mattress, its construction and feel are quite different from that of the DreamCloud Premier. To start, Purple doesn’t use memory foam in their top layer, but a proprietary material called the Purple Grid

The Purple Smart Grid is hyper-elastic polymer material that stays supportive until enough pressure is applied, at which point it collapses. This results in incredibly even weight distribution, creating some of the best spinal alignment that we’ve seen in the Mattress Advisor lab—particularly for back and side sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds. If you sleep on your back or side, you may experience fewer aches and pains on the Purple mattress than the DreamCloud

While the Purple Grid supports optimal body alignment in most back and side sleepers, it doesn’t do as well as the DreamCloud Premier for stomach sleepers. Stomach sleepers need a sleeping surface that cushions but doesn’t collapse, or their hips can be knocked out of alignment with the spine. The DreamCloud’s thick memory foam layers offer the cushion and support that stomach sleepers need. This high-density foam construction also works better for heavy side sleepers.  

Underneath Purple’s grid comfort layer are two layers of polyurethane foam that provide cushion and support. While these materials are durable and keep the cost of the Purple mattress down, they don’t deliver the same responsive feel as the DreamCloud mattress’s innerspring coils.  

Inside the Purple mattress
  • SoftFlex cover: A stretchy cover that moves seamlessly with the grid below. It’s soft and breathable for a cool night’s sleep. 
  • Purple grid: A pressure-relieving gel grid creates a floating feeling with incredible support. 
  • Transitional foam: Medium-firm foam cushions heavier parts of the body. 
  • Support layer: High-density polyfoam boosts the bed’s longevity.

Compare MA Performance

We’ve spent hours testing, evaluation, and writing about each of these mattresses. The side-by-side comparison table below shows how the DreamCloud Premier and Purple mattresses performed during our testing. Pay close attention to the categories that matter most to you!

DreamCloud Purple
Shipping 10 7
Trial Period 10 9
Return Policy 10 10
Warranty 10 9
Set-Up Test 8.5 6
Motion Transfer Test 9 7.5
Edge Support Test 8.5 8.5
Pressure Relief Test 9 8.5
Spinal Alignment Test 8 9.5
Responsiveness Test 9 7
Cooling Evaluation 8.5 8
Durability Evaluation 9 9
Customer Service Score 8 9
Social Impact Score 5 4
TOTAL SCORE 9.0/10 8.4/10


Innerspring mattresses and hybrid beds with coils tend to be more responsive than all-foam beds, meaning they more readily adapt to your movements. However, with advances in mattress material technology, it’s impossible to know how well a bed responds to your movements without actually trying it out; so we did it for you. 

The DreamCloud mattress earned a high score for responsiveness, so people who toss and turn can sleep soundly. The Purple wasn’t as responsive, so it may not be the best choice for combination sleepers.   

Motion Transfer

Uninterrupted sleep is a goal that’s often hard to achieve when you share your mattress with a partner, child, or furry family member. Oftentimes, motion can wake you up and lead to sleepy mornings. We tested the Premier and Purple mattresses to see how well they minimized motion transfer

The DreamCloud Premier excelled at motion isolation, while the Purple mattress allowed some motion to transfer from one side of the bed to the other. If you share the bed and you or your partner is a light sleeper, the DreamCloud is more likely to help you sleep soundly. 

Spine Alignment

Good posture isn’t only important when you’re sitting at your desk, but also when you’re snoozing away. The trouble is, you have no control over your posture when sleeping. Instead, it’s your mattress’s job to ensure that your back maintains a healthy, neutral alignment. 

In our spine alignment test, the Purple scored a 9.5/10, demonstrating its ability to keep your spine healthy. The DreamCloud earned an 8/10—still good, but not quite as impressive as the Purple. If you struggle with back pain, particularly if you’re a side or back sleeper, the Purple is likely to provide greater relief than the DreamCloud Premier

Put Simply: Which Is the Best Mattress?

The best mattress varies from one person to the next. DreamCloud Premier is best for stomach sleepers, heavy people, couples, and people who toss and turn. The Purple is superior for side and back sleepers with back pain, people on a tight budget, and lightweight people. 

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