Updated at: 26-11-2021 - By: Jane Brody

Finding the greatest mattress for you and your spouse means looking at a variety of brands and models when looking for a new mattress. Using comparison shopping, you can see how different beds rank up in terms of design, pricing, and other considerations when making your purchase. We’ll compare the Layla Hybrid and the DreamCloud, two of the most popular mattress-in-a-box companies, side-by-side.

Reversible memory foam beds from Layla have distinct hardness levels on each side; simply flip the mattress to change the firmness level. The company’s newest mattress, the Layla Hybrid, pulls design cues from this classic model. On one side of the mattress, there is a medium soft (4) feel, whereas on the other side, the mattress is firmer (7). There is a polyfoam transitional layer on both sleep surfaces as well as a pocketed coil support core. The Layla Hybrid mattress is 13 inches thick in total.

Both of DreamCloud’s medium-firm (6) hybrid mattresses are available. As the name suggests, the DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress also goes by the name “DreamCloud.” For a somewhat softer surface, the DreamCloud Premier mattress has a Eurotop with 2.5 inches of memory foam. Polyfoam transition layers, and pocketed coil support cores are also included in both models. It is 14 inches thick for both the DreamCloud and DreamCloud Premier.

A handful of our sleeper categories have given the Layla Hybrid and DreamCloud models similar ratings, but there are also some significant variations between these beds. We’ll see how the mattresses stack up in terms of price, quality, and overall comfort.

Sizing and Weight Options

Before purchasing a mattress, take into account its dimensions. For those who prefer to sleep alone, there are six conventional mattress sizes to choose from: twin (twin XL), full (full), queen (king), and California king. If you’re traveling with a partner and need an adjustable base, you can choose a split mattress. Before choosing a mattress size, you should take into consideration the dimensions of your bedroom and, if necessary, purchase a new box spring, foundation, or other support system.

Thickness is a factor, as well. Mattresses with less padding tend to be stiffer and some individuals prefer sleeping on their stomachs, whereas mattresses with more padding tend to be softer and more comfortable.

Finally, when ordering a bed from a mattress-in-a-box company, keep weight in mind at all times. You’ll have to lift and assemble the mattress yourself if you order from these companies.

Layla

Layla Memory Foam Mattress

  • Height: 10″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Layla Hybrid

  • Height: 13″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

DreamCloud

DreamCloud Mattress

  • Height: 14″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

DreamCloud Premier

  • Height: 14″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Neither the Layla Hybrid nor either of the DreamCloud models are available in split or other non-standard sizes.

The DreamCloud weighs in at 85 pounds for a queen, which is heavier than other hybrid beds but lighter than many of its competitors as well. However, for a hybrid mattress, the DreamCloud Premier weighs in at 106 pounds on a queen size. 115 pounds in the same size, the Layla Hybrid is more in line with the usual hybrid in weight.

In terms of thickness, the Layla Hybrid mattress clocks in at a whopping 13 inches. Both the DreamCloud and the DreamCloud Premier are 14 inches thick when folded flat for transportation. For those who prefer a mattress that’s a little higher, the DreamCloud Premier is the best option. If you prefer a mattress with a lower profile, you may want to look elsewhere.

Construction and Materials Comparison

How the mattress feels, how well it fits the body, and whether it feels bouncy are all influenced by the mattress’ material composition. You can also learn about a mattress’ durability, pressure relief, temperature neutrality, and edge support from its construction specifications.

Most mattresses today have four fundamental components: comfort layers, transitional layers, support cores, and a cover.

The Layla Hybrid and DreamCloud mattresses will be examined in great detail.

Layla Hybrid

Reversible: The Layla Hybrid mattress has two layers. Low-density memory foam is sandwiched between two layers of polyfoam on one side of the bed. There is a (4) modest softness to this side. On the other side, you’ll find a 1-inch transitional layer sandwiched between 1.5 inches of low-density memory foam. This side is more firm since it lacks cushioning (7).

Copper has been incorporated into both of the memory foam comfort layers to help reduce heat buildup on the surface. Low-density memory foam has a greater ability to circulate air than more densely packed memory foams commonly seen in other mattresses. Divided polyfoam zones are used for the transitional layer. Your lower back and hips will benefit from the added support, while the body parts that bear less weight will feel softer as a result. Channels have been carved into the transitional polyfoam in order to promote ventilation.

Pocketed coils make up the Layla Hybrid’s 6-inch support core. When you sit or sleep towards the edges, the thicker coils around the perimeter help keep you from sinking, while the thinner coils beneath your body provide good support without being overly stiff. When using the opposing comfort or transitional layer of your hybrid mattress, you will reinforce the coils and provide additional support.

The polyester, viscose, and Lycra spandex used in the Layla Hybrid’s cover are a perfect match. The mattress comes with handles on each of its lengthwise sides, making it easier to transport after it’s inflated to its maximum size.

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DreamCloud

Memory foam is incorporated into the DreamCloud’s quilted cover. The mattress’s surface is soft and cushy to the touch.

Memory foam is used to cushion the top of the DreamCloud Premier. To provide a uniform appearance, euro-top mattresses are sewed to the mattress’s edges, unlike pillow-top mattresses, which are sewn to the top of the mattress and leave a perceptible gap. With the DreamCloud Premier’s Euro-top, the mattress’s velvety surface molds to your body. In terms of firmness, both DreamCloud mattresses are medium firm.

Gel-infused memory foam is also included in the comfort layer of each mattress. To help keep the Layla Hybrid mattress cool while you sleep, this gel is injected into the memory foam layers. Memory foam is reinforced by a transitional layer of high-density polyfoam that prevents sleepers from sinking too far into the foam.

High-density polyfoam and individually pocketed coils form the foundation of both DreamCloud mattresses. To increase the overall strength of the perimeter, coil systems are zoned.

Cashmere-blend covers protect the DreamCloud and DreamCloud Premier mattresses. In addition to wicking sweat away from your body, cashmere is extremely breathable. A 14-inch mattress is considered a high-profile model for the DreamCloud and the DreamCloud Premier.

Average Customer Ratings

Before purchasing a mattress, we recommend reading consumer reviews. Reviews can either support or reject a product’s manufacturer’s claims about how it feels and performs. Positive and negative assessments are of equal importance in this regard.

However, keep in mind that each review is based on the opinions and experiences of a single or a small number of people. It’s possible that one person loves their mattress while another loathes it, and vice versa. So, while we advise you to read mattress reviews, keep in mind that they are all subjective in some way. People with comparable body types and sleep preferences may be the most helpful in determining which mattress is best for you. On the official product pages of most online mattress brands, you’ll find reviews of various models.

Watchdog groups like the Better Business Bureau (BBB), which ranks independent businesses based on customer complaints and the company’s reaction, are another option.

Layla

ModelAverage Rating
Layla Hybrid 4.5/5

DreamCloud

ModelAverage Rating
DreamCloud Mattress 4.6/5
DreamCloud Premier 4.6/5

In-Depth Ratings

The firmness, thickness, and construction of a mattress determine how well it performs in many categories. You need to know how different materials effect a mattress before you buy a new one.

Both the Layla Hybrid and the DreamCloud have been subjected to extensive testing and analysis in order to determine their overall quality and customer satisfaction scores. Both models have been rated by us and are listed below. Each performance category is important, so we’ll begin by defining it.

Durability
A typical mattress will last between six and eight years before needing to be replaced. After a while, the materials will soften and the mattress as a whole may lose support, resulting in greater drooping and possible discomfort. A new mattress may be necessary if your old one is sinking too much around the edges. When compared to other mattress kinds, hybrids are projected to last six and a half to seven years. Every three to six months, turn your mattress from head to foot to extend its life.

Motion Isolation
When you get in and out of bed, or change your sleeping position, a mattress will adapt to your body. As with many hybrid models, motion transfer will extend across the surface when the model is very sensitive and bounciness. If the mattress is bouncy enough, this transfer may disturb your partner’s sleep. If you’re looking for a mattress that responds more slowly, you may want to look elsewhere.

Sex
For sex, most couples prefer responsive mattresses since they are more comfortable. When you move over the mattress, a springy surface allows for easy, unrestricted movement. Having a mattress that sinks a little can help keep you and your partner in a single position, but excessive sinkage can make you feel as like you’re fighting the mattress to stay in the same position. You and your lover may also make the most of the entire bed’s surface area for sexy activities thanks to the sturdy edge support.

Temperature Neutrality
Regardless of the type of mattress you use, many individuals sleep hot at night. While this isn’t always the case, certain beds are built with materials that retain body heat and make the surface feel hot. More permeable materials can assist keep the mattress’s core temperature at a comfortable level. Most hybrids have better temperature neutrality than the norm because of the constant air flow across the coil layers. Because you don’t sink as far into a firmer mattress, you’re more likely to sleep cooler at night.

Pressure Relief
Mattresses that are overly soft or too firm can cause discomfort for many people. Mattresses are designed to keep your complete body on an even plane, including your hips and other areas where many individuals carry extra weight. Sleeping in the right position is also crucial. Those who like to sleep on their sides need softer mattresses to better support and align their spines. Some people like a firmer, more supportive sensation when they sleep on their backs or stomachs.

Off-gassing
When you first open the box of a new mattress, you’re likely to notice an odor. Known as “off-gassing,” this is a very common problem, especially with beds that have multiple layers of foam. Within a few days, the odors should be gone. Due to their coil systems, hybrids in particular are recognized for having a short off-gassing duration. After a few days, if the smells remain, consider putting the mattress in a well-ventilated area.

Ease of Movement
If your mattress is soft and sinks a little, you may find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. It’s common for folks to describe the experience as being confined to the mattress. In addition to making it more difficult to get out of bed, this can also create discomfort while switching positions during the night. If you’re heavier over 230 pounds, a firmer, more responsive mattress will likely be more comfortable for you to move around on.

Edge Support
You should expect some sinkage whenever you sit near the mattress’s edges. It’s possible to find some with good push-back and materials that keep you from sinking too far. Because of their thicker coil support cores and powerful coil layers, most hybrid mattresses are excellent at providing edge support. When it comes to edge support, both the thickness of a bed’s coils and the total thickness of the support core are crucial factors to consider.

Layla

Layla Hybrid
FirmnessReversible: Medium Soft (4), Firm (7)
Durability 4/5
Motion Isolation 4/5
Sex 3/5
Sleeps Cool 3/5
Pressure Relief 4/5
Off-Gassing 4/5
Ease of Movement 3/5
Edge Support 4/5

DreamCloud

DreamCloud MattressDreamCloud Premier
FirmnessMedium Firm (6)Medium Firm (6)
Durability 3/5 3/5
Motion Isolation 4/5 4/5
Sex 3/5 4/5
Sleeps Cool 4/5 4/5
Pressure Relief 4/5 4/5
Off-Gassing 3/5 3/5
Ease of Movement 4/5 3/5
Edge Support 3/5 4/5

Prices and Sizing

Your budget will play a role in how much you spend on a new mattress. Type of mattress is an illustration, as some materials and designs raise the price of a mattress significantly. There is a wide variety of prices for a queen-sized hybrid mattress: from about $1,600 to about $2,200. Additionally, smaller sizes can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars over the course of time and lifetime. Due to the lower overhead expenses of web-based firms compared to traditional brick-and-mortar mattress retailers, buying a mattress online can save you money.

A mattress company’s return and warranty policy should be examined carefully. As a result of avoiding additional shipping costs, return fees and prorated replacement mattress costs in the future.

Layla

Layla Hybrid
Twin$1,299
Twin XL$1,399
Full$1,599
Queen$1,699
King$1,899
California King$1,899

DreamCloud

DreamCloud MattressDreamCloud Premier
Twin$899$1,398
Twin XL$999$1,598
Full$1,099$1,898
Queen$1,199$1,998
King$1,399$2,298
California King$1,399$2,298

Prices for the Layla Hybrid are comparable to most online hybrids. The DreamCloud and DreamCloud Premier are both less expensive than the Layla Hybrid, resulting in lower-than-average pricing.

There are no fees for mattress returns during sleep trials with either brand’s free ground shipping inside the contiguous United States. Layla’s and DreamCloud’s customer policies will be examined in further detail.

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Trials, Warranty, and Delivery

Shipping

Both Layla and DreamCloud offer free ground shipment to the contiguous United States. Those who live in the United States, Canada, and Alaska are subject to additional shipping costs. Only residents of the United States are eligible for free shipping from DreamCloud.

You will receive your mattress in a box that has been compressed and transported to your door for ground deliveries. Once the mattress is delivered, you aren’t required to be at home to carry the box inside and assemble it. Give your mattress at least 48 hours to fully expand after unpacking and removing the plastic covering.

White Glove delivery is also available from DreamCloud, which includes in-home mattress assembly for $149. You can have White Glove couriers remove and carry your old mattress for charity or recycling at an additional $20. In Layla, White Glove delivery is not available.

Returns

It is common for online mattress retailers to lack brick-and-mortar locations where customers can test out their products. A standard 90-night trial period is offered by these companies so that customers can test their beds before making a final decision on which one to buy. If you’re not satisfied, you’ll get a full refund and the company will cover the cost of returning your mattress.

100 nights is standard for mattress-in-a-box brands, and Layla’s trial is no exception. You can’t return the mattress until you’ve slept on it for at least 14 nights as part of this sleep trial’s two-week break-in period. A complete refund will be issued (less any shipping costs, if applicable) if you return the mattress before the trial period ends. Layla will also send couriers to remove the mattress from your home for free.

The 365-night sleep trial offered by DreamCloud is one of the longest in the mattress market. There must be a 30-night break-in period for this trial. A complete refund, excluding any shipping or White Glove fees, will be provided by DreamCloud. They’ll even pay to have your mattress picked up and transported to a donation or recycling facility for you.

Warranties

There are various types of warranties available to consumers who purchase certain products from a certain manufacturer. Within a specified amount of time, the maker has responsible for any defective or malfunctioning products (known as the warranty coverage period). Mattress warranties of at least ten years are becoming more commonplace in today’s market.

There is a 10-year warranty on Layla Hybrid’s components. The company will cover the majority of the repair or replacement costs if the mattress becomes defective within 10 years of the date of purchase due to a non-prorated guarantee. If a customer files a warranty claim, they may be charged for shipping costs.

As long as you keep the mattress, DreamCloud provides a lifetime warranty that protects it from defects in workmanship and material. This warranty is non-prorated as well. Mattress repairs and replacements are covered by DreamCloud for the first ten years, including shipping and transportation fees. To have your mattress repaired or replaced after 10 years, you’ll be charged a $50 freight fee each way.

Body impressions in the surface that are at least 1 inch thick are considered flaws under Layla’s guarantee. However, DreamCloud’s guarantee is a little different; only impressions of 1.5 inches or deeper are eligible for a replacement or repair. Mattress construction defects are also covered by both guarantees. Both warranties do not cover regular wear and tear or physical damage caused by abuse or inappropriate support.

Remember that warranties on mattresses are non-transferable. In order to receive the manufacturer’s guarantee, you must purchase a mattress directly from the manufacturer or an authorized reseller. Mattresses purchased from the original owner or an unlicensed vendor are not covered by the guarantee.

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DreamCloud Premier vs. Layla: Top Similarities

  • Both companies operate under the same business strategy.
  • Memory foam is used in both of these products.
  • Both companies provide free shipping, large sleep samples, and exceptional customer support for all of their products and services they offer.

DreamCloud Premier vs. Layla: Key Differences

  • Unlike Layla, DreamCloud Premier includes coils in the support layer.
  • Copper is used in the construction of Layla’s mattresses, which the business claims helps keep customers cool while they sleep.
  • It costs extra for DreamCloud Premier. Depending on the model, Layla costs $499-$999 and DreamCloud costs $1,000-$1,700
  • Thicker DreamCloud (DreamCloud Premier is 15 inches thick, Layla is 10.5 inches)
  • Layla has a softer and a firmer side that can be flipped over. It’s only available in one firmness
  • level: DreamCloud Premier.
  • In comparison to DreamCloud’s 365-day trial, Layla’s offers a 120-night free trial.
  • Layla’s left and right sides are both softer than DreamCloud’s total firmness.

Who the Layla Mattress Is Best For 

Best For…

  • The Layla’s soft side is ideal for side sleepers because of its deep sink and velvety feel. In high-pressure areas like the shoulders and hips, it provides ample sinkage.
  • Memory foam absorbs motion better than any other material, making the Layla ideal for couples.
  • The mix of sturdy base foam and contouring memory foam is ideal for back sleepers.

May Not be Best For…

  • Mattresses with low profiles (the Layla is 10″) are more prone to “bottoming out” for heavier sleepers. A mattress with a firm coil base and a high profile (over 12″ tall) will provide them with more support.
  • The gel-copper infusion and ThermoGel cover may not be adequate for hot sleepers to keep the mattress at a comfortable temperature.

Who the DreamCloud Mattress Is Best For 

Best For…

  • DreamCloud’s foam and coil design provides the right amount of support and comfort for back sleepers.
  • DreamCloud’s gel-infused foam top layer and breathable coil layer should help keep hot sleepers comfortable.
  • Because of its bouncy coil base layer, the DreamCloud mattress is a great option for individuals who prefer a mattress that bounces.

May Not be Best For…

  • As a result, if you and your partner are concerned about motion transmission, an all-foam mattress may be the best option for you.
    DreamCloud’s luxurious pricing may dissuade customers on a tight budget.
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