Shopping for an online mattress? Find out if the Casper memory foam mattress or DreamCloud luxury hybrid is the bed built for your needs.
Casper and DreamCloud are two of the leading online mattress companies thanks to the comfort, quality, and cost of their beds.
In this review, we’re going to compare these brands’ original mattresses: the Casper and the DreamCloud. We’ll help you decide which bed is right for you by comparing their performance during our in-house testing, their similarities and differences, and more.
Luxury hybrid mattress with great alignment
Hybrid: memory foam + coils
Limited lifetime warranty
Universal firmness mattress for the average sleeper
10-year limited warranty
These beds come in similar sizes, but the DreamCloud is 3” thicker than the Casper. This added loft and high-quality materials make the DreamCloud a better choice for plus-size people.
|Twin||38” x 75”||38” x 75”|
|Twin XL||38” x 80”||38” x 80”|
|Full||54” x 75”||53” x 75”|
|Queen||60” x 80”||60” x 80”|
|King||76” x 80”||76” x 80”|
|California King||72” x 84”||72” x 84”|
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The Casper and DreamCloud beds have similar price points, with a nearly identical cost for a queen-size mattress.
The DreamCloud and Casper mattresses have notable differences in construction that influence the feel and sleeping experience of each bed. The DreamCloud is a 5-layer hybrid mattress, while Casper is a 3-layer memory foam bed.
Along the top of the DreamCloud is soft foam quilted into a cashmere blend cover. This Euro top has a plush feel that’s immediately balanced by high-density memory foam beneath. The combined feel is one of sleeping “on” rather than “in” the mattress.
Casper doesn’t have a pillow top, but instead has a simple layer of plush polyfoam along the mattress surface. Called Airscape foam, this proprietary material is responsive, soft, and breathable. Directly underneath is Casper’s zoned support memory foam layer, which cushions the shoulders and feet while supporting the hips and spine. The feel is one of close contouring with a slight hugging feel that falls between sleeping “on” and “in” the bed.
Casper’s top layers are softer than DreamCloud’s, which makes it better for lightweight side sleepers. For heavier sleepers, DreamCloud’s support layer of innerspring coils tends to be a better fit than Casper’s high-density support foam. These coils also allow for greater airflow, making the DreamCloud cooler than the Casper.
The DreamCloud is a hybrid mattress with a medium-firm feel that rates at a 6.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale. Take a look at what’s inside.
The Original Casper is a memory foam bed with a medium-firm (6/10) feel. Let’s break down each layer.
We’ve put each of these mattresses to the test at the Mattress Advisor lab. The table below compares their performance in each category. Pay special attention to the areas that matter most to you. For instance, motion transfer is essential for couples and pressure relief for side sleepers.
|Motion Transfer Test||8.25||8|
|Edge Support Test||9.75||9.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||8.75||8.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9||9.5|
|Customer Service Score||8||9|
|Social Impact Score||5||9|
Waking up hot and sweaty isn’t only unpleasant; sleeping hot can interrupt your sleep and make you tired the next morning. If you’re someone who struggles with temperature regulation at night, you ought to buy a mattress that’s known to sleep cool.
The DreamCloud mattress is made using materials that keep the sleeping surface cool and dry. The layer of innerspring coils facilitates airflow and breathability, while cooling gel memory foam absorbs excess body heat and moves it away from your body. The Casper mattress’s all-foam construction simply isn’t the best fit for hot sleepers.
Casper is one of the few memory foam mattresses that utilizes zoned support foam for optimal body alignment. Dense foam along the heavier trunk of the body and softer foam at the shoulders and feet ensure that the body receives cushion and support in all of the right areas.
In our in-house testing, we found the Casper to provide nearly perfect spine alignment, ideal for people with back or neck pain. While the DreamCloud also excelled in this category, Casper’s zoned support earned it a higher score.
One thing that we want to note here is that body size and sleep position will influence which of these beds delivers the best body alignment. We recommend the Casper for side sleepers of every body weight and back and stomach sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds. Plus-size stomach and back sleepers are likely to find the more durable and supportive DreamCloud better at keeping their spines in a healthy position.
Have you ever been on a mattress where it was hard to get comfortable in a new position? You may have felt stuck or like the materials took a long time to adapt when you moved. Responsiveness is a term for how well a mattress responds to your movements. If you’re a combination sleeper or someone who tosses and turns a lot, you need a responsive bed for deep sleep.
The Casper earned a perfect 10/10 in our responsiveness test. Our sleep testers found it easy to move around, and immediately felt comfortable in their new position. The DreamCloud also excels in responsiveness, earning a 9/10—but if you move around a ton, the Casper may be a better fit.
A mattress is a big investment, and when you find the right one, it’s best if it can keep you comfy for awhile. When you buy a mattress, you’re probably hoping that it lasts 10 years or more. This is where durability comes into play.
For heavy people, durability is especially important. Added weight can cause the average mattress to break down quickly, leading to excess sinkage or foam indentations.
With 14” of high-density foams and durable steel coils, the DreamCloud mattress is an incredibly durable mattress. Backed by DreamCloud’s lifetime warranty, you can rest assured that this mattress is built to last. If you weigh over 230 pounds, the DreamCloud is an excellent bed for comfort and longevity.
While the Casper is more durable than the average mattress, it’s not quite as robust as the DreamCloud.
If we’re going by the numbers, Casper outranks GhostBed in the total score and several individual categories; however, the GhostBed has many strengths to spotlight. When deciding between the two, consider your sleep style, cooling, and buying experience.