updated August 2022

DreamCloud Premier vs Purple Mattress Comparison

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 GelFlex™ 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 at a Glance

Customer Rating
MA Score
Summary
Firmness
Type
Trial Period
Warranty
DreamCloud Premier

DreamCloud Premier

Customer Rating
MA Score

8.9/10

Summary

Luxury hybrid mattress with cradling technology and plush comfort

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Type

Hybrid: memory foam + coils

Trial Period

365 days

Warranty

Limited lifetime warranty

Customer Rating
MA Score

8.4/10

Summary

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

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Type

Hybrid: hyper-elastic polymer and foam

Trial Period

100 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

DreamCloud Premier
The Purple Mattress

DreamCloud Premier

Purple

Customer Rating

MA Score

8.9/10

8.4/10

Summary

Luxury hybrid mattress with cradling technology and plush comfort

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

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Type

Hybrid: memory foam + coils

Hybrid: hyper-elastic polymer and foam

Trial Period

365 days

100 days

Warranty

Limited lifetime warranty

10-year limited warranty

Key Similarities

  • Temperature Regulation: Both the DreamCloud Premier and Purple 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, making them perfect for side sleepers
  • Firmness: The DreamCloud Premier and the Purple both register as medium-firm on the firmness scale, which is a firmness level that works well for all sleeping positions.

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 GelFlex™ 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 sleepers and is a good mattress for 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 in a mattress for combination sleepers and anyone who tosses and turns a lot.
DreamCloud Premier

DreamCloud Premier Mattress Review Highlights

  • The DreamCloud Premier is crafted from 14” 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 an even more luxurious mattress, consider the DreamCloud Premier Rest, or for an affordable option, 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 GelFlex™ 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 lbs. 
  • The Purple earned a high score in our pressure relief test, making it runner-up for our best mattresses 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 Specifications

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

DreamCloud Premier Purple
Thickness 14” 9.25”
Twin 38” x 75” 38” x 75”
Twin XL 38” x 80” 38” x 80”
Full 54” x 75” 54” x 75”
Queen 60” x 80” 60” x 80”
King 76” x 80” 76” x 80”
California King 72” x 84” 72” x 84”
Split King N/A 38″ x 80″ (x2)

Learn more about mattress sizes.


Compare Prices

The Purple mattress is more affordable than the DreamCloud Premier, costing $200 less for a queen-size bed.

DreamCloud Premier Purple
Twin $1,099 $799
Twin XL $1,299 $999
Full $1,499 $1,199
Queen $1,599 $1,399
King $1,899 $1,799
California King $1,899 $1,799
Split King N/A $1,998

Compare the Inside

The DreamCloud Premier 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 14” 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 two layers of foam are both made from memory foam, delivering a distinct 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 lbs. This foam also cushions the body in a way that works well for both back sleepers and as a mattress for stomach sleepers

The Premier’s durable and responsive support is thanks to a thick layer of individually-wrapped coils. Thanks to the pocketed structure, 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.

DreamCloud Premier Layers
  1. Luxury Cashmere Blend Cover: The luxury cashmere provides premium softness and is naturally resistant to bedbugs.
  2. Euro Top Cradle Layer (1″): Cushioning high-loft memory foam that conforms to your body.
  3. Euro Top Support Layer (1″): Soft foam layer that supports the layers above and completes the extra plush Euro Top.
  4. Pressure Relief Comfort Layer (2.5″): Gently contouring memory foam that targets where you need support the most. Thoughtfully placed supportive foam ensures every other layer performs better.
  5. Low Motion-Transfer Support Layer (1″): An additional foam layer that works with the coil system to support the body.
  6. Targeted-Support Coil System (8.5″): A foam encased pocketed micro coil compression system that provides edge support, breathability, and responsiveness.

Inside the Purple Mattress

While the Purple is also a medium-firm mattress, its construction and feel are quite different from 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 GelFlex™ Grid is a 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 lbs. If you sleep on your back or side, you may experience fewer aches and pains on the Purple mattress than the DreamCloud Premier

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 Premier’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 purple mattress
  1. SoftFlex Cover: A stretchy cover that moves seamlessly with the grid below. It’s soft and breathable for a cool night’s sleep. 
  2. Purple Grid: A pressure-relieving gel grid creates Purple’s unique floating feeling with incredible support. 
  3. Transitional Foam: This layer uses medium-firm foam to cushion heavier parts of the body. 
  4. Support Layer: A high-density polyfoam boosts the bed’s longevity.

Compare Testing Scores

We’ve spent hours testing, evaluating, 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 Premier Purple
Shipping 9 7
Trial Period 10 9
Return Policy 9 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 6 4
TOTAL SCORE 8.9/10 8.4/10

Responsiveness

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 Premier mattress earned a high score for responsiveness, so people who toss and turn should 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. Often, motion can wake you up and lead to sleepy mornings. We tested the DreamCloud 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 Premier 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?

Both these mattresses are great hybrid options with medium-firm comfort levels that work for most sleeping positions. Finding out which one is the best varies depending on what you value in a mattress.

DreamCloud Premier is best for stomach sleepers, heavy people, and people who toss and turn. It scored high in motion isolation and edge support, making it a great option for couples. As a luxury mattress, the DreamCloud Premier comes with a 365-night sleep trial and lifetime warranty.

The Purple is superior for side and back sleepers with back pain, people on a tight budget, and lightweight people. This mattress has a one-of-a-kind feel distinct from any other mattress on the market thanks to the Purple GelFlex™ Grid. With a near-perfect score in our spinal alignment evaluation, you can rest assured that your back is getting the support it needs. While Purple’s sleep trial is significantly less than DreamCloud’s, only lasting 100 days, it still gives you plenty of time to test out the bed.

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