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Torn between a luxury hybrid or a super science-backed all-foam? This DreamCloud vs. Nolah comparison should help you find your dream bed.
DreamCloud was founded by sleep industry experts with a combined 100 years of experience, giving the company the confidence to back up their products with a lifetime guarantee. Nolah is a company that aims to give back to the world around them, offering wildlife adoption programs to support the animal of your choosing.
Be sure to read through our in-depth reviews for a deeper analysis of each mattress and its construction. You’ll also find rankings for each item based on value, comfort, quality, and more:
Quick Comparison: DreamCloud vs. Nolah
- Affordable luxury
- Reinforced edges
- Premium pressure relief
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- Medium level firmness
- Good pressure relief
- Temperature neutral
Comparing Construction (Materials & Quality)
- The third layer, which follows the first two quilted into the pillow top, is made from gel-swirled memory materials, great for conforming to body shapes and easing pressure points.
- The fourth layer holds a 2.5-inch transition foam that gradually eases the weight of your body into the coils.
- The fifth layer is reinforced pocket coils that compress in response to your shape and hold your spine aligned. These are reinforced on the edges.
- The sixth layer supports the bed's foundation with 1.5 inches of sturdy foam.
This all-foam mattress ships compressed in a box.
The cover is a Viscose and polyester blend that should promote cooling by wicking moisture away so the sleeper stays cool and dry. This mattress is 10 inches in height.
- The top layer contains a 2-inch Cooling Nolah AirFoam™. This material is designed to promote airflow, which should aid in cooling and prevent you from overheating as you sink into the gentle cradle of this foam.
- The second layer holds a Supportive High-Resilience Foam at 1-inch thick. You should notice bounce and a quick response that should aid in repositioning so you don’t feel “stuck” in the mattress.
- The base layer is a 7-inch thick High-Density Base Foam. The upper comfort layers should be well-supported by this sturdy material.
Comparing Firmness (Support & Feel)
Using our comfort scale that places items on a scale of 1-10, in which 1 is the softest feel and 10 is the firmest. The Hybrid comes in at a 5.5, which could feel like a true medium or a medium-firm depending on how the sleeper experiences this comfort level. The Original has earned a 4.5, which should like a true medium or a medium-soft.
Both of these comfort options should work well for most position preferences. Anyone looking for a softer experience, like side sleepers who require enhanced pressure relief in the hips and shoulders, may prefer Nolah as the all-foam construction should reduce pushback against these areas. Stomach sleepers requiring more enhanced support or sleepers who prefer a firmer feel should opt for the DreamCloud.
DreamCloud’s materials should respond fairly quickly, recovering their shape easily as you move around. Nolah’s foams may take a little longer to reshape, but you shouldn’t feel “stuck” because of the minimal sinkage. Combination sleepers should do well on either mattress.
The cover of each mattress should produce slightly different feels. The cashmere cover of the Hybrid should feel plush and luxurious. The Original’s cover is designed to promote cooling and moisture wicking.
Comparing Sinkage and Bounce
Both products should produce a deeper hug with body-conforming pressure relief. Both should provide a fairly quick response, though the memory foam of the DreamCloud may take a little longer to reshape. Because of the coils, it should produce more bounce as compared to the minimal bounce provided by the all-foam option.
Comparing Motion Transfer
The coils in the DreamCloud may allow more motion transfer than the all-foam Nolah, but the memory materials and individually pocketed coils should dampen more movement than a traditional innerspring. While most shoppers should not consider motion transfer to be a deal breaker, those who require advanced motion control may want to opt for the Nolah as its dense materials should absorb most vibrations.
Comparing Edge Support
Anyone looking to expand their sleep surface through enhanced edge support should consider the DreamCloud as the reinforced edge coils should provide a more stable feel than that provided by the foam inside the Nolah. This should be ideal for couples or people who share their bed with children and pets.
DreamCloud vs. Nolah Compared Side-by-Side
|Cover||Polyester||Viscose and polyester blend|
|Materials||Memory foam, polyfoam, and coils||AirFoam™ and polyfoams|
|Cooling||Breathable cover, gel-infused foam||Viscose cover and AirFoam™|
|Sinkage||Deep Hug||Gentle Cradle|
|Trial Period||365 nights||120 nights|
|Adjustable Base Compatible||Yes||Yes|
|Shipping||Free within the contiguous United States, Alaska and Hawaii for an additional fee, White Glove Service is optional||Ships for free to the contiguous United States|
|Made in the USA||No||Yes|
|Size||DreamCloud Price (w/o discount)||Nolah Price (w/o discount)|
Should I Buy DreamCloud or Nolah?
Still torn between the hybrid and the all-foam construction? Read below for a few guidelines as to who each mattress may suit best.
We Would Recommend Buying DreamCloud if You are Looking for:
- A Medium-Firm feel. Some may experience this mattress as a medium to medium-firm. This should be ideal for back, stomach, and combination sleepers. Side sleepers should also feel well accommodated.
- A hybrid experience. This mattress combines memory foam with coils, this should provide pressure relief and enhanced edge support.
- A longer sleep trial. The company backs up their product with a year-long trial period so you can get a true sense of the mattress before fully committing to your purchase.
We Would Recommend Buying Nolah if You are Looking for:
- A Medium-Soft feel. Some sleepers may find this bed’s comfort level to be a medium to medium-soft. Most shoppers should find this comfortable and side sleepers should be especially drawn to the enhanced pressure relief.
- An all-foam experience. This all-foam construction should offer minimal bounce and motion transfer to minimize disruptions due to restless partners.
- Wildlife adoption. Shoppers can choose from a list of wildlife creatures to adopt. The company will donate a portion of the purchase toward supporting that animal.
DreamCloud fans will likely be shoppers looking for a medium to a medium-firm comfort level with a luxurious cover and with moderate bounce and solid coil support. Nolah should appeal to fans of a medium to medium-soft feel with minimal bounce and enhanced motion control with soothing pressure relief.
For a closer look at each brand, check out our in-depth reviews for each bed.
Author: Sleep Advisor
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