Arctic Dreams Mattress Review

Arctic Dreams Mattress Review

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Arctic Dreams Mattress Review

✔️Customer Rating: 4.7/5
✔️Mattress Advisor Score: 8.5/10
✔️Type: Memory Foam or Memory Foam Hybrid
✔️Firmness: Medium
✔️Free Shipping & Returns
✔️120-Night Sleep Trial
✔️10-Year Limited Warranty

 

Our feelings: The Arctic Dreams is an extremely affordable mattress that is available in two different models: memory foam and memory foam hybrid. We tested the hybrid model and are happy to report that it has impressive responsiveness, cooling, and edge support; three factors that are important for a comfortable night’s sleep.

Who Will Love It

Arctic Dreams is best for: Arctic Dreams may not be best for:
  • Combination sleepers
  • Budget shoppers
  • Those who sleep hot
  • Side sleepers
  • Those who prefer a firm mattress

The Best Of

The Arctic Dreams gel memory foam mattress is manufactured by DreamFoam by Brooklyn Bedding. This mattress comes in a memory foam or memory foam hybrid version, so you can decide if you desire the all-foam feel or a bit more support and bounce. In this review, we’ll share how this mattress performed at the Mattress Advisor lab, how it’s constructed, and more so you can find your perfect mattress. 

Why we love it:

  • The Arctic Dreams cooling gel mattress comes in either a memory foam or memory foam hybrid option. The all-foam model delivers superior motion isolation and the hybrid a more responsive feel. We tested the hybrid model for the purposes of our review.
  • The Arctic Dreams bed comes in more than the standard mattress sizes, with full XL, short queen, and others that can suit a variety of purposes—such as use in a camper. 
  • There’s no risk to trying the Arctic Dreams mattress thanks to a 120-night trial period and free returns.

Lab Test Results

To provide a fair comparison from one mattress to the next, we’ve crafted a 14-point evaluation. The scores below include functional and performance characteristics along with customer experience and social impact. 

Learn more about our review process

Mattress Advisor Test Score (Out of 10)
Shipping 10
Trial Period 10
Return Policy 9
Warranty 9
Set-Up 9
Motion Transfer 8.15
Edge Support 8.5
Pressure Relief 7.9
Spine Alignment 8
Responsiveness 8.75
Cooling 8.5
Durability 8
Customer Service 9
Social Impact 3
⭐Total Score for the Arctic Dreams Mattress: 8.5/10⭐

Pros and Cons

✅ Pros

  • As its name would suggest, the Arctic Dreams did a good job of circulating air—a quality that earned it the very respectable score of 8.5 in the cooling test. 
  • A responsiveness score of 8.75 means that combination sleepers can move around on the mattress with ease and settle in quickly.
  • You won’t have to worry about slipping off the side of the Arctic Dreams, as it scored quite well on the edge support test.

❌ Cons

  • If you sleep on your side then you may find that the Arctic Dreams doesn’t do a fantastic job of supporting your hips and shoulders, two areas that are sensitive to pressure.
  • At this time, Dreamfoam does not outwardly engage in philanthropic efforts such as donating mattresses or planting trees for every product sold.

Responsiveness

If you switch between your side, back, and stomach consistently throughout the night then you’re likely a combination sleeper. Combination sleepers need a mattress that won’t sink too severely, so that it is not difficult to shift positions; but it does need to sink somewhat, so that settling into their new position doesn’t take too long. It’s a delicate balance. 

Thankfully, the Arctic Dreams strikes that balance very well. We found it easy to move around on and easy to get comfortable.

Pressure Relief

Side sleepers require a fair amount of cushioning so that their shoulders and hips may sink into the mattress surface. If they don’t sink in far enough, it can lead to pressure on these areas which eventually leads to aches and pains.

Though the Arctic Dreams has a pleasant medium-firmness, our mattress testers still felt some discomfort while on their sides. If you look at the pressure map below, you’ll notice some red spots, particularly around the shoulders. This indicates that the area is under some degree of stress, and that pressure is not being sufficiently relieved. 

Cooling

Several factors contribute to the arctic dreams cooling ability. First, if you opted for the hybrid model (as we did) the layer of innerspring coils allow for consistent airflow, which makes it more difficult for heat to get trapped in the foam layers. Second, the cooling cover feels actively cold to the touch, though we did notice this effect dulling as we spent time on the mattress. Still, the hybrid version of the Arctic Dreams scored a solid 8.5 on our cooling test.


Firmness Level

The Arctic Dreams mattress has a medium firmness level that registers at a 6 on the 1-10 firmness scale, with 1 being the softest. The soft foam top layer and memory foam transition layer work together to provide a feel that falls between sleeping “on” and “in” the mattress.

 

What Sleeping Positions Does it Support?

The Arctic Dreams mattress supports combination, back, and stomach sleepers through reliable support married with a soft surface, stomach and back sleepers can enjoy a balanced mattress feel. The hybrid version is likely best for combination sleepers as the responsive innerspring coils make it easier to toss and turn. 

Side sleepers, however, may find that the mattress surface does not provide enough cushioning for their hips and shoulders. That said, the memory foam version may be a good fit for them.

Temperature Factors

To support a comfortable night’s sleep, the Arctic Dreams mattress utilizes a breathable top layer, a cooling panel, and gel-infused memory foam. The hybrid option is even cooler than the all-foam bed thanks to airy innerspring coils.

Weight Support

The Arctic Dreams mattress supports people who weigh up to 350 lbs. Be aware that mattresses feel softer the more you weigh, so even though the bed supports plus-size people, its medium firmness may be too soft for some heavier people. Most people who weigh over 230 pounds do best on a medium-firm mattress or firmer. 

Foundation/Bed Frame Compatibility

The Arctic Dreams mattress works well on any sturdy foundation that’s in good condition. This includes a slatted base, box spring, adjustable frame, bunkie board, or platform bed frame. 

Mattress Components

The Arctic Dreams comes in two versions—a memory foam mattress or a memory foam hybrid bed. Both mattresses have a plush top layer with a memory foam transition layer, but the support systems are different. Let’s take a look at what makes up each layer of these different models. 

  1. Comfort Layer (0.75”): Both versions have a soft quilted foam top layer for pressure point relief. A cooling panel and breathable polyfoam help to keep the mattress cool. 
  2. Transition Layer (2.5”): Cooling gel memory foam brings a contouring feel and superb pressure relief. The gel infusion helps move body heat away from the surface. 
  3. Support System (7”-7.5”): The all-foam model utilizes a thick high-density foam layer for support and durability, providing excellent motion isolation. The hybrid mattress has 6” of individually-encased innerspring coils for superior airflow, support, and responsiveness and a 1” layer of high-density foam for durability.

Sizes And Pricing

Size Dimensions Weight Price*
Twin 39” x 75” x 10” 58 lbs.  $279
Twin XL 39” x 80” x 10” 60 lbs.  $349
Full 54” x 75” x 10” 85 lbs.  $399
Queen 60” x 80” x 10” 100 lbs.  $449
King 76” x 80” x 10” 120 lbs.  $599
Cal King 72” x 84” x 10” 120 lbs.  $599

*Prices do not reflect exclusive offers or discounts. Click below to see the best price for the Arctic Dreams mattress.

Watch Us Unbox the Mattress

We had the Arctic Dreams unboxed and set up in an impressive 1 minute and 30 seconds. It was light, easy to unroll, and there was little off-gassing odor. 


Shopping with DreamFoam

Here’s what it looks like when you buy a new Arctic Dreams mattress. 

Policy Details
Delivery Free delivery; arrives in 10-15 business days
Trial Period 120 nights
Warranty 10 years
Return Policy Free returns
Financing Available through Affirm

 

Shipping the Arctic Dreams

DreamFoam ships for free to customers in the contiguous USA with a fee for customers in Alaska, Canada, and Hawaii. Shipping times vary due to COVID-19 delays, but current shipping time as of November 2020 is 10-15 business days. 

Once your mattress ships, you’ll receive a tracking number from DreamFoam so you know when to expect your delivery. And don’t worry, you won’t need to be home to receive it as a signature isn’t required for delivery.  

120-Night Sleep Trial

Every DreamFoam bed comes with a 120-night trial, which is more generous than the standard 100-night trial typical in the bed-in-a-box mattress industry. During this time, you want to pay attention to how well you sleep and how you feel come morning. If you see signs that this may not be the best bed for you, contact DreamFoam after 30 nights to initiate a return for a full refund. 

Why 30 nights? It takes time for your body to get used to a new bed, just like it can for your feet to adjust to new shoes. This is why DreamFoam and most other companies only accept returns after a 30-day waiting period.  

What the Warranty Covers

Your new mattress is covered from defects in materials or workmanship for 10 years. This includes things like:

  • Indentations of 1” or greater
  • Cracking or splitting 

To submit a claim, get in touch with DreamFoam’s customer service team. 

The Customer Service Team

Just because you can’t go into a store to buy the Arctic Dreams mattress doesn’t mean you have any less support. DreamFoam’s customer service team is available seven days each week to help you with any questions that you have. Simply contact them on weekdays from 7am–7pm MST  and weekdays from 9am–5pm.

Here’s how you can get in touch with them. 

  • Live Chat at dreamfoambedding.com
  • Call 1-888-210-8751
  • Email support@brooklynbedding.com  

When we’ve had questions for DreamFoam, we’ve used the live chat feature during business hours. Each time we received help immediately. 

How to Return Your Mattress

In the rare case that you find out the Arctic Dreams mattress isn’t all you’d hoped it would be, rest assured that DreamFoam provides full refunds during their sleep trial. Just remember that you need to wait 30 days before initiating a refund to qualify. 

You won’t need to pack the mattress back in its box. Instead, the bed will be donated to a local non-profit. Contact DreamCloud to get started on the return process and they’ll help you figure out the next steps. 


Is It Right For You?

The Arctic Dreams mattress might be, at first glance, appealing to sleepers who tend to overheat; in no small part thanks to the name. While it definitely does sleep cool, it also has a lot of other things going for it. Solid responsiveness makes it great for combination sleepers, and an unbelievable (especially given its quality) price point makes it great for anyone who likes saving money. 

Strict side sleepers, however, may find that the Arctic Dreams does not provide the support they need. For some recommendations, check out our Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers article. Off the top of our head, we think the Helix Midnight Luxe is a can’t miss—not only is it great for side sleepers, but it also scored a 9.5 on our cooling test. 

Comparing the Arctic Dreams

The Arctic Dreams vs Other DreamFoam Mattresses

DreamFoam crafts four affordable, high-quality mattresses. Here’s how the Arctic Dreams bed compares to each. 

Arctic Dreams vs Elements Latex Mattress

The Elements Latex is a latex and foam mattress that comes in soft, medium, and firm models. The Arctic Dreams memory foam or memory foam hybrid has a medium firmness with a distinct memory foam hugging sensation. The Elements Latex is better for plus-size people thanks to durable and supportive latex foam. Check out our full Elements Latex mattress review if you’re interested.    

Arctic Dreams vs Chill Memory Foam Mattress   

Both of these beds have memory foam layers and similar price points, but there are important differences that may make one better for you than the other. 

The Chill Memory Foam mattress comes in five thicknesses—6”, 8”, 10”, 12”, and 14”. The 6”-10” beds have just two layers while the 12” and 14” models have three layers. The thinner the mattress, the more firm it is, with the firmness level ranging from firm to medium-soft. 

The Arctic Dreams mattress is a 3-layer memory foam mattress that comes in an all-foam or hybrid option. Both are around 10” thick with a medium firmness. If you prefer a softer or firmer comfort level, the Chill mattress may be a better option. But if you need extra support or like a somewhat bouncy feel, consider the Arctic Dreams hybrid mattress. Click to read our full Chill Memory Foam mattress review.

Arctic Dreams vs Copper Dreams Mattress   

The Copper Dreams is the most luxurious memory foam mattress that DreamFoam offers. It’s made from four layers of foam, two of which are generous layers of pressure-relieving memory foam. This mattress comes in a firm 12” or a medium firmness 13” model. 

In comparison, the Arctic Dreams is a more affordable mattress. You may opt for either a memory foam or memory foam hybrid mattress, with the hybrid’s innerspring coils delivering a somewhat bouncier feel than the Copper Dreams bed. The Arctic Dreams mattress has a medium firmness level similar to that of the 13” Copper Dreams model, but with a slightly less luxurious feel. You can read our Copper Dreams mattress review to learn more.


Other Products Offered

 

FAQs

Q.

Where is the Arctic Dreams mattress manufactured?

A.

This bed is made in the USA.

Q.

Is the off-gassing odor dangerous for my health?

A.

DreamFoam uses CertiPUR-US certified foams, which are free from dangerous compounds like heavy metals and formaldehyde, to protect their customers’ health. However, some people may experience headaches or trouble breathing when exposed to the temporary off-gassing odor. If this is you, allow the mattress to fully air out before sleeping on it.

Q.

Do I need to rotate or flip my new mattress?

A.

We recommend rotating your mattress once every six months for optimal longevity. You should not flip it as it is a one-sided mattress with a distinct top side and bottom side.


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