DreamCloud vs DreamCloud Premier: Which hybrid mattress should you buy?

 On the left, a DreamCloud Hybrid Mattress, on the right a DreamCloud Hybrid Premier mattress.
Credit: DreamCloud Sleep

The DreamCloud Hybrid is the brand’s cheapest mattress, but is it worth spending the extra and upgrading to the DreamCloud Premier Hybrid? In this comparison we’ll look at the two mattresses and help you decide which best suits your sleeping needs.

First up, the DreamCloud Hybrid. It deservedly makes its way into our best mattress of the year guide with the mid-range hybrid delivering excellent back support and pressure relief. But its finish isn’t quite as luxurious as other competing mattresses such as the Saatva Classic (see our Saatva Classic mattress review)

That's where the DreamCloud Premier Hybrid comes in, adding enhanced support and a more luxurious finish. But is the Premier Hybrid worth the extra money?

Thanks to the company's evergreen sale prices you’ll never pay MSRP for either mattress. They’re priced extremely competitively: currently you can pick up a queen DreamCloud Hybrid for $665 compared to a queen Premier Hybrid for $949.

The DreamCloud Premier Hybrid is nearly $300 more expensive, but is it worth it? Let's look at the crucial differences, the key similarities, and help you decide which DreamCloud mattress is right for you.

DreamCloud Hybrid vs DreamCloud Premier Hybrid: Specs

DreamCloud Hybrid vs DreamCloud Premier Hybrid: Price and trial

It's a bit of an open secret that DreamCloud mattress sales are less sales and more permanent discounts. Neither mattress is ever sold at full MSRP. Instead, you can always expect to get between 40-50% off; both mattresses have been discounted by 50% for the whole of this year so far.

This does mean that you won’t generally get any bigger discounts at major sales events, but the prices are hard to argue with. Discounts take both mattresses down into the mid-range price bracket, and you can add in a bedding bundle for a highly discounted price.

The DreamCloud Hybrid starts from $449 for a twin (MSRP $839), while the DreamCloud Premier Hybrid is $649 (MSRP $1,169).

The extras you get are the same with both mattresses, and they're pretty generous. DreamCloud offers a 365-night trial along with a lifetime warranty. Shipping is free to your door, but you'll have to pay extra if you want white glove service. Returns are free, unlike some brands such as Saatva who charge $99 to return a mattress.

DreamCloud Hybrid Mattress: from $839 $449 at DreamCloud

This fantastic all-rounder is particularly suited to back sleepers, with its thick layers of foam and plenty of support from the coils providing a comfortable night’s sleep. We found it slept firmer than advertised, but it nonetheless suited everyone who tried it. Evergreen discounts mean the DreamCloud is never sold at full MSRP, and the mattress has been at 50% off since the start of the year, taking a queen down to $665.

DreamCloud Premier Hybrid Mattress: from $1,169 $649 at DreamCloud

Slightly softer than its little brother, the Premier Hybrid is again particularly suited to back sleepers and offers a more luxurious finish and feel. Again, this mattress is never sold at full MSRP and is always discounted by 40-50%. The current 50% discount takes a queen down to $949.

DreamCloud Hybrid vs DreamCloud Premier Hybrid: Design

Construction of these two mattresses is slightly different, with the Premier Hybrid being slight taller and with enhanced support.

The DreamCloud Hybrid is our top pick in our best hybrid mattresses round up, made with layers of foam and coils for a comfortable night’s sleep.

A couple on a DreamCloud mattress
A couple on a DreamCloud mattress

Starting at the top is a quilted cashmere blend cover, with gel memory foam sewn into it for a responsive and contouring feel. Underneath is a layer of contouring foam, followed by gel memory foam for pressure relief, then a transition layer to pad out the individually wrapped springs. At the base is another layer of high density foam for stability, with a non-slip cover underneath to keep the mattress in place.

The DreamCloud Premier Hybrid unsurprisingly follows a similar design. Starting at the top, there’s a more luxurious cashmere blend cover with the same gel memory foam sewn into it.

DreamCloud Premier Mattress
DreamCloud Premier Mattress

Up next is a quilted and supportive foam layer, followed by a thicker layer of the gel memory foam for pressure relief, and a transition layer which sits on top of the spring layer. Compared to the standard Hybrid, this coil layer has enhanced support, and the edges are reinforced for better edge support. The same base and non-slip cover as the original mattress make up the rest of the Premier Hybrid’s design.

DreamCloud Hybrid vs DreamCloud Premier Hybrid: Firmness

DreamCloud rate the DreamCloud Hybrid at 6.5 out of 10. We're not so sure; during testing for our DreamCloud Hybrid mattress review, all our testers felt that it slept much firmer, and our rating was closer to 8 out of 10. Despite this firmer feel, we found it comfortable for all sleeping styles, although it did take lightweight and side sleepers a few nights for the foam to contour to their shape.

The DreamCloud Premier Hybrid is similarly rated by the company at 6.5 out of 10. In our DreamCloud Premier Hybrid mattress review, we agreed with that rating. It offers a slight sink from the cushioned pillow top cover, but still had plenty of support underneath and is also particularly suited to back sleepers. And it’s still very much a medium firm mattress.

DreamCloud Hybrid vs DreamCloud Premier Hybrid: Comfort

The DreamCloud Hybrid does a great job of alleviating back pain and is firm enough to support both back and stomach sleepers, keeping their spines aligned and their hips in the correct position. The Hybrid also adapts quickly around the lower lumbar region, offering great support and pressure relief.

The DreamCloud Mattress on a wooden bed frame in a white bedroom
The DreamCloud Mattress on a wooden bed frame in a white bedroom

Side sleepers may find the mattress a little firm to begin with, but after a few days the ample cushioning around the shoulders and hips will start to soften slightly and contour where needed. Some lightweight side sleepers may find it a little too firm though, particularly if they’re looking for a bed that they sink into.

The DreamCloud Premier Hybrid is slightly softer than the non-Premier version, probably due to thicker layers of foam at the top. It’s incredibly well suited to back sleepers, with strong support at the hips and the same quick adaptation around the lower lumbar region for spinal alignment and pressure relief.

DreamCloud Premier Hybrid Mattress
DreamCloud Premier Hybrid Mattress

We did find that the firmness of this mattress was a little more subjective, with some lighter weight sleepers finding it a little too firm. That said, heavier sleepers should appreciate the gentle sinkage, along with enhanced support that keeps them from sinking too far into the mattress.

DreamCloud Hybrid vs DreamCloud Premier Hybrid: Which should you buy?

Buy the DreamCloud Hybrid if…

You suffer with back pain: The DreamCloud Hybrid offers fantastic pressure relief and support around the lower lumbar region, with our testers reporting a real improvement in aches and pains.

You’re on a tighter budget: Although the DreamCloud Hybrid isn’t a cheap mattress at its supposed MSRP, it’s an absolute bargain for a luxury hybrid once the ever-present discounts are applied. And, in a queen size, it’s nearly $300 cheaper than the DreamCloud Premier Hybrid.

You want a great all-rounder: All our testers enjoyed sleeping on the DreamCloud Hybrid, whatever their sleeping style and body weight. This is a mattress that’s suitable for nearly everyone.

Buy the DreamCloud Premier Hybrid if…

You want a more luxurious feel: With a plusher cover and thicker foams, the DreamCloud Premier Hybrid has a slightly more luxurious feel to it, giving the look and feel of a quality hotel mattress for your own home.

You want better edge support: The DreamCloud Premier Hybrid’s reinforced edge coils do a better job of providing edge support than the coils of the original mattress, making this a good choice for sleepers who want to be able to use the whole width of the mattress.

You’re looking for a softer ‘pillow top’ feel: The thicker foams at the top of this mattress give it a little more of a pillowy feel, which side sleepers should enjoy as it will provide more contouring around their shoulders and hips.