Dreamfoam Latex Mattress Review
Dreamfoam Latex Mattress Review
✔️Last updated: February 2023
|✔️Customer Rating: 4.5/5|
|✔️Mattress Advisor Score: 8.4/10|
|✔️Type: Latex Foam Hybrid|
|✔️Firmness: Soft, Medium, Firm|
|✔️Free Shipping & Returns|
|✔️120-Night Sleep Trial|
|✔️10-Year Limited Warranty|
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Note: The Dreamfoam Latex’s construction has recently changed. We’ll be updating our review of it as soon as we finish testing the latest version.
In short: The Dreamfoam Latex, formerly known as the Dreamfoam Elements Latex, is a hybrid mattress with great cooling properties, conforming layers, and pressure alleviation. Finding a quality latex mattress at this affordable price point is very difficult, so this truly is one of the best latex mattresses you can find for your money.
Who Is it Right for?
|Dreamfoam Latex is best for:||Dreamfoam Latex may not be best for:|
Dreamfoam, by Brooklyn Bedding, crafts high-quality mattresses at affordable prices. In this review, we’re going to share how the Dreamfoam Latex mattress performed when we put it to the test at our in-house mattress lab. We’ll share its pros and cons, who we believe is a good fit for this bed, the buying process, and more so you can decide if it’s the right mattress for you.
Our favorite aspects:
- The Dreamfoam Latex is an affordable latex/foam hybrid mattress that brings shoppers a latex bed at a below-average price point despite the high quality materials of which it is constructed.
- The Dreamfoam Latex bed comes in three different firmness levels: soft, medium, and firm. These three comfort levels make it a good fit for every sleeping position. It’s also available in thickness options of 10” and 12”. We tested the 12” model, which we think makes all the difference in the world.
- You can try this mattress risk-free thanks to DreamFoam’s 120-night sleep trial and free returns.
We put the Dreamfoam Latex mattress to a 14-point evaluation that includes in-person mattress testing. Find out how it performed below. Pay close attention to the areas that matter most to you, such as motion transfer and edge support for couples who sleep together.
Learn more about our review process.
|Mattress Advisor Test||Score (Out of 10)|
⭐Total Score for the Dreamfoam Latex Mattress: 8.4/10⭐
Dreamfoam Latex Pros and Cons
- The latex/foam combination provides excellent pressure relief at the shoulders and hips, making it a great choice for side sleepers—especially the soft and medium-firm options.
- An 8.3/10 on the motion transfer test means that you shouldn’t have to worry about your partner’s or pet’s restless sleep waking you up at night.
- Because it is a hybrid, the Dreamfoam Latex does a much better job of keeping cool throughout the night than most all-foam mattresses do.
Related: Latex Mattress Pros and Cons
- If you often roll over to the edge of your bed to grab your phone off the nightstand then the Element Latex may prove somewhat precarious, as we noticed the edges sink under our weight.
- A lot of mattress companies participate in charitable endeavors, such as planting trees or donating mattresses. At this time, Dreamfoam does not outwardly engage in much of that nature.
- It didn’t score terribly high in durability, so it may not last you a lifetime. That said, it does come with a 10-year warranty which guarantees that you’ll at least get to spend a decade with it.
It can be difficult to determine how successful a mattress is at relieving pressure simply by lying on it, which is why we use a pressure mapping technology to locate areas that are not being supported properly. When certain areas (hips, shoulders, back) are not supported, it can lead to back pain and other morning aches.
If you take a look at the pressure map below, you’ll notice a range of colors. Blue and green means solid support, red means too much pressure. Based on the readings, our testers experienced sufficient pressure relief on the Dreamfoam Latex mattress.
The edge of the bed is an oft ignored area. Many of us view it as nothing more than the undesirable section that we are forced to occupy when our sleep partner hogs too much surface. That said, it is still very important for the sides of a bed to stand up under weight.
We had our mattress testers lie on the edge of the Dreamfoam Latex, as one might during sleep, as well as sit on it to tie their shoes, as one might do in the morning. They never felt as though the mattress would let them slide off, but they did notice considerable sinking which may prove uncomfortable for some sleepers.
As noted in Edge Support, sleeping with a partner can often lead to slight frustration. They may take up too much space, give off too much heat, or, as we’re about to discuss, toss and turn in their sleep. The motion transfer test seeks to measure how much movement a mattress absorbs and isolates, so as not to have it reverberate across the entire surface.
Notice in the video below that a glass of wine placed on one side of the bed doesn’t spill or even move around too much when our sleep tester rolls beside it. That is a good sign that your partner’s movements shouldn’t disturb you all that much. We also found the surface to be more doughy than bouncy, which is another good sign that movement will be absorbed.
The Dreamfoam Latex mattress has multiple firmness options: soft, medium, and firm. Here’s a breakdown of how firm each model is and how it rates on the 1-10 firmness scale, with 10 being the firmest.
- Soft (4): A medium-soft mattress that’s plush without a sinking foam sensation.
- Medium (6): A medium-firm mattress that balances softness and contouring.
- Firm (8): A firm mattress with very little give, best for firm mattress lovers.
What Sleeping Positions Does it Support?
Thanks to multiple firmnesses, the Dreamfoam Latex mattress works for side, stomach, and back sleepers. The soft mattress is typically the best option for side sleepers as it readily cushions pressure points like the shoulders and hips. The medium mattress works well for the average sleeper, with a balanced feel that accommodates most back and stomach sleepers. The firm option is quite firm and is best for people who find most beds too soft.
Latex beds are known for their breathability and sleeping cool, and the Dreamfoam Latex mattress is no exception. With a core of latex foam, the Dreamfoam sleeps cooler than your average foam mattress. However, the Dreamfoam isn’t an all-latex mattress. Both the top layer and support layer are made from polyfoam, a material that holds onto body heat. As such, it’s not quite as cool as many innerspring hybrids or innerspring mattresses.
The Dreamfoam Latex supports sleepers who weigh up to 375 pounds. Thanks to multiple firmness options and durable latex foam, this bed can work for both lightweight and plus-size people.
Bed Frame Support
The Dreamfoam mattress works well on any firm, sturdy foundation. This includes a traditional foundation and box spring, slatted base, platform frame, adjustable base, or bunkie board.
A Look Inside
The Dreamfoam Latex mattress is a hybrid bed made from layers of polyfoam and latex foam. It comes in two thickness options (10” and 12”) and three firmnesses (soft, medium, and firm). We’ll outline what each layer is made from and how this varies based on the mattress model that you choose.
- Mattress Cover: A cotton blend fabric that’s soft and breathable, so you can expect impressive airflow. The 12” mattress has a removable cover while the 10” does not.
- Quilted Comfort Layer (1”): A soft polyfoam quilted to the mattress cover creates a plush pillow top feel. This is a thin layer, so it does not deter from the support and firmness if you opt for the firm mattress.
- Latex Transition Layer (3”): A Talalay latex layer that varies in firmness is responsible for the different feels of the soft, medium, and firm options. The ILD, which is a measure of how firm latex foam is, is 19 for the soft, 28 for the medium, and 36 for the firm. In the 12” mattress, you can remove this layer and replace it with a more or less dense latex topper to create a different firmness. To buy a latex layer through Brooklyn Bedding, visit mattresstopper.com.
- Support Foam layer (6” or 8”): A high-density polyurethane foam base provides motion isolation and durability. This layer is thicker in the 12” mattress, making that bed slightly more durable and supportive than the 10” bed.
Dimensions, Weight, and Price
|Size||Dimensions||Weight||Price* 10”||Price* 12”|
|Twin||38” x 75” x 10”/12”||58 lbs.||$399||$499|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 10”/12”||60 lbs.||$499||$599|
|Full||53” x 75” x 10”/12”||85 lbs.||$599||$699|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 10”/12”||100 lbs.||$699||$799|
|King||76” x 80” x 10”/12”||120 lbs.||$899||$999|
|Cal King||72” x 84” x 10”/12”||120 lbs.||$899||$999|
*Prices do not reflect exclusive offers or discounts. Click below to see the best price for the Dreamfoam Latex mattress.
Unpacking the Mattress
Unboxing and setting up this mattress took just over 2 minutes and 39 seconds and the off-gassing was not too bad. Getting it out of the box wasn’t too difficult, but it took quite a while to puff up—a sign that a mattress may not be all that durable.
In this section, we break down the purchasing process so you know what to expect when you buy a mattress from Dreamfoam.
|Trial Period||120-night trial|
|Return Policy||Free returns|
|Financing||Available through Affirm|
How Shipping Works
Dreamfoam mattresses come with free shipping to the 48 contiguous United States through either FedEx or UPS. There is an additional fee for shipments to Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada.
Your new mattress comes compressed in a box and is delivered to your doorstep. You don’t need to be home to sign for the delivery.
How Long is the Sleep Trial?
Your new Dreamfoam Latex mattress comes with a 120-night sleep trial with free returns. That means you have a full 120 nights to see if you found the right bed for you. Keep in mind that it takes time for the materials in the bed to reach their final feel, and that it can take awhile for the body to adjust to a new sleeping surface. For this reason, Dreamfoam doesn’t accept returns before you’ve had your mattress for 30 nights.
Explaining the Warranty
The Dreamfoam Latex mattress is backed by a 10-year warranty, which is the most common mattress warranty. Warranties cover defects in workmanship or materials that aren’t due to user error, such as damage due to a foundation in poor condition. For instance, indentations of greater than 1” along the mattress surface are covered under the warranty.
To submit a claim, contact Dreamfoam customer service.
Contacting a Service Representative
Dreamfoam customer service has impressed us with their prompt and thorough service. Every time we contacted them during their business hours, we didn’t have to wait for friendly assistance.
Dreamfoam is open Monday to Friday from 7am–7pm MST and Saturday and Sunday from 9am–5pm. You can use any of the following methods to reach them.
- Live Chat: Visit dreamfoambedding.com
- Call: 1-888-210-8751
- Email: Support@brooklynbedding.com
Using the Return Policy
After you’ve owned your new bed for 30 nights, you may contact Dreamfoam to initiate a return before 120 nights is up. You’ll need to donate your used mattress and show them proof before they can initiate a refund. If you bought your bed using a credit or debit card, you should see a refund on your initial form of payment within 3-4 business days.
Is It Right For You?
This mattress has a lot going for it: it’s high-quality, comfortable, and it uses latex rather than pocketed coils—a distinction that many people appreciate in hybrid mattresses. Possibly the most appealing quality is the price point. Coming in at $699-$799 for a queen size, this is one of the more affordable latex hybrid mattresses you’re likely to find in the bed-in-a-box market. We do recommend you spend the extra $100 for the optional 2” foam topper. It really made all the difference for us in terms of comfort.
Of course, it won’t be for everyone. If you’re looking for a more high-end mattress to last you the rest of your life (or close to it) then you may want to consider alternatives. Check out our Saatva Latex Hybrid mattress review for an option that is certainly more expensive, but its testing scores speak for themselves.
Though the Dreamfoam Latex is entirely free of harmful chemicals, one thing that may be of note to shoppers is that the latex is not 100% organic. It is still eco-friendly, but not quite as much as other latex mattresses.
The Birch mattress is a latex hybrid that is made using all natural materials, such as organic latex, organic wool, and an organic cotton cover. The result is a product that is naturally hypoallergenic, resistant to dust mites, and environmentally friendly. The Birch, however, is significantly more expensive than the Dreamfoam Latex, costing $1,499 for a queen.
Related: Birch Mattress Review
The Dreamfoam Latex vs Dreamfoam’s Other Mattresses
DreamFoam is a part of Brooklyn Bedding that specializes in affordable mattresses. Here’s how the Dreamfoam Latex compares to DreamFoam’s other beds.
- Dreamfoam Latex vs Dreamfoam Essential: The Essential mattress is a memory foam bed that comes in 6”, 8”, 10”, 12”, and 14” versions that range from firm to soft. Most of the Essential beds cost less than the Dreamfoam Latex hybrid. The Dreamfoam Latex has a slightly more responsive feel and comes in soft, medium, and firm options and 10” or 12” thickness. Read our full Dreamfoam Essential mattress review for more information.
- Dreamfoam Latex vs Dreamfoam Cool: The Dreamfoam Cool is a memory foam bed that comes in an all-foam or hybrid option. Its medium firmness is slightly firmer than the soft Dreamfoam Latex bed and softer than the Dreamfoam medium. The Dreamfoam Cool is less expensive than the Dreamfoam Latex bed. You can look at our Dreamfoam Cool mattress review if you’re interested.
- Dreamfoam Latex vs Dreamfoam Copper: The Copper is a memory foam mattress with a similar price point as the Dreamfoam Latex. Dreamfoam Copper has a distinct memory foam contouring feel while the Dreamfoam Latex has a more balanced and responsive feel. The Copper mattress comes in either firm or medium while the Dreamfoam Latex is available in soft, medium, or firm. Take a look at our Dreamfoam Copper mattress review for more info.
Are there multiple types of latex? And what type of latex is used in the Dreamfoam Latex mattress?
Yes, there are many types of lates. To start, there’s natural latex, synthetic latex, and blended latex. Natural latex foam is an eco-friendly material made from rubber tree sap while synthetic latex is made from rubber sap. Blended latex contains both natural and synthetic latex. Another distinction with latex is between Dunlop vs Talalay latex, which differs based on the manufacturing process. Dunlop latex is firmer than Talalay latex.
Is this an eco-friendly mattress?
This mattress is more eco-friendly than most foam beds. The two layers of polyfoam are CertiPUR-US certified, the latex is OEKO-TEX Class 1 certified, and the latex layer includes some natural latex foam. However, this isn’t an all-natural or organic mattress.
Where is the Dreamfoam Latex bed made?
This bed is manufactured in the USA.