With an abundance of hybrid mattresses on the market, picking one to take home is a near-impossible feat. To distinguish between two well-loved, high-performing mattresses we need to break down their attributes and figure out what’s what. I’ve done this so you don’t have to, so let’s see who wins the battle of DreamCloud vs Eve.
Should I Buy DreamCloud or Eve?
The two mattresses in question today are the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress and Eve’s Premium Hybrid Mattress. Both brands have more to offer; DreamCloud has a premier upgrade and Eve has tons more to show, but the mattresses here are the most popular, most promoted, and arguably the most desirable.
Choose DreamCloud If:
- A full year of a sleep trial sounds fantastic
- You want to feel true luxury
- A lifetime warranty is what you want
- You don’t mind a little motion transfer
- You’re willing to buy a Dreamcloud bedframe too as Dreamcloud mattress sizing is US-based
Choose Eve If:
- You need a bed made for the UK market
- 100 nights of sleep trial is enough
- A 10-year warranty is enough
- You’d like some classic memory foam
- More layers in a mattress are appealing
What Layers Make Up These Mattresses?
As both of these are hybrid mattresses it’s easy to assume they’re incredibly similar. This is actually not the case. Although they’re both made out of several layers of materials, the differences are substantial.
Dreamcloud’s mattress contains five layers and all luxurious. The mattress features quite a unique construction based on the foam used. Here’s an overview of what goes on.
The top cover is cashmere, quilted and cooling so you feel comfortable and can snuggle into a soft, luxurious mattress. Just the name “cashmere” can make some people feel like they need this mattress.
Pressure-Relief Comfort Layer
Hybrid mattresses are well known for having a mix of memory foam and springs. Dreamcloud does this uniquely—instead of traditional memory foam, you’ll find gel memory foam. So, the foam still contours to accept your weight and shape, but you won’t sink as deeply into it as regular memory foam.
Being a gel means it’s also more breathable, as gel is frequently used to pull heat away and cool your coverall temperature.
This layer of custom foam helps the gel memory foam work. It lets you sink in somewhat but adds enough rigidity to push back, ensuring you stay on the mattress and not in it.
Targetted Support Coil Layer
Pocket springs help reduce motion transfer and they respond individually to your movements. They provide support without creating a hard surface.
Essential Base Layer
The base layer doesn’t do much other than supporting the layers above to help them perform at their best. It’s a simple layer of foam that sits beneath the pocket springs.
Eve has seven layers and a more traditional construction. Let’s look at that.
The Top Cover
Eve’s top cover may not be cashmere, but it’s washable. It’s quilted, soft and laced with silver too. The silver makes it antimicrobial and antibacterial to help between washes.
Floatfoam is Eve’s own type of foam made to relieve pressure, be incredibly soft and make you feel like you’re floating. It’s also made to help cool you down using graphite infusions.
Next, there’s some traditional memory foam, just a thin layer. It’s made to hug you and let you sink in, but the lakers on the top stop you from sinking in too far. This layer is also graphite-infused for coolness.
The layers above are focused on softness so this is the layer that adds the firmness, stopping you from sinking in too far, and keeping your spine aligned safely.
This bit isn’t really for your benefit, it’s mainly to protect the springs underneath. However, it also adds some edge support.
The pocket springs in Eve’s mattress are slightly smaller than in DreamCloud’s, meaning there are more of them to provide individualized support to your body parts.
Unlike DreamCloud’s, Eve’s base isn’t there to add support to the other layers. It’s there to stop your mattress from slipping around on your bed frame.
You should be looking for 20–35 centimetres of thickness. The thicker the mattress the more room there is for the components to fit, and the less you’ll feel them. A thicker mattress is also fantastic for lower bedframes, or for people who want to sleep further off the ground. Here’s what you get with this pair:
- Dreamcloud: 35 centimetres
- Eve: 28 centimetres
With firmness, these mattresses aren’t that different. They’re both medium-firm, and both create this using a mixture of firm foam under softer layers, and pocket springs.
The firm foam mainly adds stability to the squisher foams on top that make you feel like you’re floating in Eve’s case, and are cloud-like in Dreamclouds.
Pocket springs add a level of bounce to the mattresses but mostly add support and resistance. The coils are tweaked to offer a certain degree of resistance so they’re neither too hard nor soft.
The springs respond to the weight placed on them so the heavier parts of your body sink deeper into them, creating spinal alignment alongside their supportive nature.
Overall, not much difference between the mattresses in the firmness department, although Eve’s lack of gel may make it feel a tiny bit firmer than DreamCloud. This is of course dependant on your weight and your sensitivity to something’s firmness.
For people who sleep on the edge of the bed, or are frequently pushed to it by pets and kids invading the bed, this little element is vital and both mattresses automatically have a level of decent edge support based on their construction.
Most foams don’t do much for edge support unless it’s thick memory foam, but pocket springs underneath that foam can do a decent job. As they sink further the heavier pressure placed on them, it’s simple to imagine.
When you lie on the edge of the bed your arm is on the outer springs, and your arm isn’t that heavy. Therefore, the springs aren’t very compressed or compressed at all. Your torso is right next to your arm and so that’s sinking in further. Therefore, the springs under your arm are keeping you from falling off the edge.
Eve’s mattress has some foam that further helps with edge support, where DreamCloud’s doesn’t. The more edge support, the better, so Eve is the winner here but neither mattress fails.
Almost everyone moves around a bit at night, and some move more than others. You don’t want to disturb your partner when this happens, especially not if you’re prone to tossing and turning, so a mattress with as little motion transfer as possible is always an excellent choice.
The DreamCloud has some motion transfer according to users, but not an insane amount. Most of the layers are designed to prevent as much as possible.
For example, pocket springs don’t have much motion transfer as the fabric surrounding each coil dampens vibrations so they don’t travel over to your sleeping partner. The foams above the coils, for the most part, don’t let vibrations travel much either. They’re quite dense so there’s no space for the motion to travel.
The culprit here is most likely the gel, a squishier substance with more room for vibrations to travel and disturb your partner. The movement is still dampened compared to what it could be, though, so if you turn heavily you won’t send your partner bouncing across the room.
With Eve it’s a similar story. The Eve mattress has pocket springs and lots of foam, limiting motion transfer. Theoretically, it should have less than the DreamCloud considering it has regular memory foam and not gel memory foam, and customers don’t seem to have complaints about motion transfer.
People do note that the springs have some bounce to them, but thankfully it’s localized under you and the area you’re moving around on. Any motion transfer that travels shouldn’t be enough to wake even a light sleeper unless they’re an extremely light sleeper.
Breathability and Temperature
As both mattresses have foam in their construction, the likelihood that they’ll sleep hot is high. Thankfully, not too high.
Breathability isn’t one of DreamCloud’s main concerns. The cashmere cover is supposed to be cooling, and it’s easy to believe this absorbs heat and dissipates it as it’s not made of heat-reflective material. Meanwhile underneath the foams aren’t those that reflect body heat either, and gel is known to provide a cooling effect.
Coils are notoriously great at keeping you cool too, as they’re open and let air circulate. Although these springs are encased in a layer of foam above and below, so air circulation may not be quite as fantastic as springs with more open space above and below them.
Still, you won’t be sweltering hot on this mattress despite the lack of active cooling. Passive cooling is enough to keep sweat at bay.
Eve’s cooling is more active. The charcoal infused into the foam layers of the mattress is there to dissipate and remove heat, so you’re not just relying on the coils do to it by default.
Eve’s coils may also be more effective as instead of a foam layer under them, there’s just a thin base made to stop your mattress from slipping. This lets the air circulate from below, especially if you have a slatted bed base.
DreamCloud vs Eve: An Overview
With these mattresses stripped down to their various attributes, let’s see what they’re like when you put them all together to help you determine whether you want one or not.
- Soft cashmere cover for people who love luxury
- Gel memory foam that makes you feel like you’re on a cloud
- Bouncy but supportive coils to provide pressure relief
- Doesn’t use regular memory foam, which sleeps hot
- Can be bundled with bed frames
- Too high for some people
- No active cooling
- Some motion transfer can still be too much for some people
The DreamCloud is a wonderfully luxurious mattress that starts off with a wonderful cashmere cover and evolves into layers of cosy foam and supportive springs. It’s medium-firm, meaning it should suit most people but isn’t the best for heavier people, or those with back pain.
Both of those groups need something much firmer than DreamCloud, although heavier people could avail of this mattress if they don’t mind the mattress feeling much softer, and the springs sinking deeper under their weight.
Aside from that, it’s a perfectly excellent mattress, and it’s great for people who want to feel like they’re sleeping on top of the clouds. Its thickness helps with that, as it’s the maximum thickness that a standard mattress should be.
The thickness won’t suit someone who has a high bedframe and can’t handle a little jump to the floor. These would be frail people or people with difficulty moving. So, be sure you’re able to stretch or you’re very tall.
The last group the mattress may not be best for is hot sleepers, as there’s no active cooling. It’s more so an average mattress in that regard, although sleeping on a slatted base helps. There are slatted bases available with the DreamCloud and you’ll need to avail of one to be sure the mattress fits on your bed. Its sizing is larger than typical UK bedframes can handle.
Larger sizing just gives you more room to stretch out and enjoy, though. Plus, the further away from your partner the sleep, the less they’ll feel the minimal amount of motion transfer found in the bed so it’s a winning situation there.
Overall, you’re getting a high-performing and wonderfully comfortable mattress with a few groups it’s not the best for, but it should suit most people quite nicely. If you’re not sure it’s for you, you can always try it out for a year and see if you like it. If it’s not your perfect match you can get your money back with no hassle.
- Less motion transfer than the DreamCloud
- Removable and washable cover
- It’s not too high or too low
- Active cooling
- Extra edge support
- Won’t suit someone who needs an extremely firm mattress
- A shorter sleep trial and warranty than the DreanCloud
Eve is very similar to DreamCloud but with four key differences: it feels firmer, it’s lower, it has potentially less motion transfer and it has active cooling.
Its additional firmness may make it a better choice for those with back pain or higher weights, although it still won’t be perfect if you need something very solid. The same can be said for all Eve mattresses, but you shouldn’t let it stop you from trying it out.
Sometimes one person’s “medium-firm” is another’s “firm” so you can try it out for 100 nights and if you don’t like it, that’s fine. It’s a risk-free assessment.
Speaking of mitigating risk, if you’re a fall risk or at risk of hurting yourself when getting off of a high mattress, this is a better choice for you than the DreamCloud. It’s better for shorter people, too, as you’ll be higher off the floor.
It’s also better for extremely hot sleepers due to the active cooling paired with the springs. It may not make a huge difference to most people, but for some, it can be the difference between horrible night sweats and something that’s just right.
If you do find you’re a bit too hot on it and need to wash the mattress regularly, that’s easy. The cover is removable so you can have it laundered and pop it back on before bed. Then you’re in for a night of blissful sleeping with almost no motion transfer, and a bit of extra edge support if you need it.
While it’s true it’s not that different from the DreamCloud in how it feels for most people, there are a select few it can be a saving grace for.
If you need something with extra cooling, more edge support and a washable cover, then you should definitely choose Eve but outside of that, the differences are minimal.
Neither mattress is perfect for someone with special requirements for a rigid feel or support for higher weights. Yet at the same time, neither are bad for those people, either. Regardless of which you pick you’re going to get something that makes you feel like you’re floating, with the support and pressure relief hidden underneath a lot of foam.
At the end of the day, it’s a matter of preference as both mattresses are fantastic. While there may be a winner in some categories there are definitely no losers here. And both are a risk-free investment thanks to fantastically lengthy sleep trials!
Just don’t forget: If you go for DreamCloud, get a bed frame too. You’ll need it.