Our WinkBed vs. DreamCloud Bed Comparison for 2019

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Have you decided on a hybrid construction but aren’t sure which brand to go with?

Our DreamCloud vs. WinkBed comparison will break down the materials and features of two hybrid mattresses and give suggestions for who each product should suit best.

Will you opt for the DreamCloud, an 8-layer bed-in-a-box mattress created using a combination of innovative sleep science research and 100 combined years of experience in the industry? Or WinkBed, the luxury hybrid available alongside a proprietary cooling base that was designed by a company who believes good health is dependant on good sleep?

Read our comparison guide to see how each mattress stacks up to your needs. Then check out our in-depth reviews for a detailed analysis of each brand:

Quick Comparison: DreamCloud and Winkbed

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  • Affordable luxury
  • Reinforced edges
  • Premium pressure relief
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  • Well distributed support
  • Reduces heat retention
  • Good for heavier individuals

Comparing Construction (Materials & Quality)

DreamCloud Construction

This foam, latex, and coil hybrid product ships compressed in a box.

This 15-inch mattress features a plush, 2-inch cashmere cover designed to feel Soft and luxurious to the touch.

layers of DreamCloud
  • The first layer is a .5-inch Gel-Infused Memory Foam. This should feel Soft and cool, promoting pressure relief and temperature regulation.
  • The second layer contains Super Soft Quilted Memory Foam at 1.75 inches thick. This is meant to provide body-conforming support and pressure relief.
  • The third layer contains a .5-inch Supreme Natural Response Layer. Sleepers should experience a deeper level bounce from this material, which should aid in repositioning.
  • The fourth layer is a .25-inch “Dream Plush” Supporting Memory Foam. This material should feel Soft and Plush and should provide comfortable support to heavier sleepers who may sink through the upper comfort materials.
  • The fifth layer consists of Super Dense Super Soft Memory Foam that is .5 inches thick. This dense material should help absorb movement and minimize motion transfer. This also acts as a transition into the support coils below.
  • The sixth layer is comprised of 8-inch tall Patent-Pending “Best Rest” Coils. The coils are individually pocketed to minimize motion transfer and feature 5 zoned comfort areas to allow for personalized compression and support to suit the sleeper’s individualized needs.
  • The last layer is a 1.5-inch High Density Super Soft Memory Foam. This should further absorb energy to prevent movement from traveling through the entire mattress. This should also act as a sturdy base for the upper comfort materials.

WinkBed Construction

This is a foam and coil hybrid bed-in-a-box system.

This product features a Tencel and stretch-knit cover that is meant to feel cool and silky to the touch.

This mattress comes in four comfort options, three of which stand at 15 inches tall, while the Soft option is 16 inches due to an extra 1 inch of Hypersoft Foam. We will break down the Luxury Firm’s construction as that should be a more versatile comfort feel that should most position preferences. We will note the differences between each version where applicable.

winkbed layers
  • The top layer is a Medium-Firm Euro-Pillow Top (this is Firmer on the Firm mattress). Gel-Infused Hypersoft Foam that is 1 inch thick (the Soft bed uses 2 inches) and another 1-inch Premium Gel Foam make up this topper. These materials should feel cool and plush and should allow for pressure relieving cradling.
  • The second layer contains Breathable Micro Air-Springs that are 2.4 inches tall. This system is meant to promote airflow to allow heat to travel away from the sleeper and prevent overheating.
  • The third layer consists of .75 inches of LumbarLayer that should promote neutral spinal alignment and lumbar support. The Soft mattress features a slightly thicker LumbarLayer.
  • The fourth layer is comprised of Individually Wrapped Coils that stand 8 inches in height. The coils are zoned with 7 comfort areas that should provide pressure relief to heavier areas of the body, like the shoulders and hips, and support to lighter areas like the head and feet.
  • The last layer holds a Support Foam that is 2 inches in height. This should reduce motion transfer and provide a stable base for the mattress.
  • The perimeter is made up of an ExtraEDGE Support System standing 4.5 inches. This consists of reinforced foam around the edges of the mattress to promote enhanced stability across the entire sleep surface.

Comparing Firmness (Support & Feel)

Using our comfort rating system (our firmness scale), we will determine how these bed should feel on a scale of 1-10. This assumes that 1 is soft as a feather and 10 is firm as a rock.

DreamCloud sits at 6 on this scale, which should feel medium to medium-firm to most shoppers. The mattress features 5 comfort zones that are designed to provide shoppers with support or pressure relief where they most need it.

Firmness scale for dreamcloud brand mattress

The DreamCloud should feel plush and inviting as the luxurious cashmere cover was designed to provide a high-end feel to this affordable boxed product. The foams inside this mattress should respond quickly for easy repositioning.

WinkBed’s Luxury Firm has a 6.5, making it just a little Firmer than the DreamCloud. The company’s Soft comes in at 4.5, Firm at 7.5, and Plus at an 8. The lumbar layer should allow for proper spinal alignment and even weight dispersion.

Firmness scale for WinkBed multiple choices

The cover should feel soft and cool to the touch, combining cooling technologies, a breathable construction, and a pillow top feel. The materials should reform quickly to prevent shoppers from feeling “stuck” in the comfort foams.

The medium options of both beds should be a great fit for most sleep types. Shoppers requiring softer or firmer support should explore the other comfort levels available from WinkBed.

Comparing Sinkage and Bounce

Buyers should experience a gentle cradle from either mattress, sleeping more “on” than “in” the beds. DreamCloud should offer moderate bounce. WinkBed should provide minimal bounce in the foam comfort layers with a more moderate bounce once the LumbarLayer and coils become activated.

The minimal sinkage and good bounce provided by these products should help ease movement for tossers and turners.

Comparing Motion Transfer

Most people do not consider motion transfer to be a top priority, though some co-sleepers may seek to reduce disturbances due to their partner’s tossing and turning. Being hybrids, both of these items should land between movement absorbing all-foam and motion transferring innersprings. Should motion control be a major concern, the DreamCloud may be the right option, as its multiple layers of foam may help to maintain motion transfer a little more than the WinkBed’s two coil systems.

Comparing Edge Support

Both brands perform well above average for bed-in-a-box edge support standards. Both offer reinforced edges, DreamCloud through an edge coil system, and WinkBed through reinforced foam. The WinkBed may be the best option for anyone seeking enhanced edge support, like couples who may wish to maximize sleep space, as its double coil system construction should provide exceptional support in this regard.

DreamCloud vs. WinkBed Compared Side-by-Side

CoverCashmereTencel and stretch-nit fabric
MaterialsMemory foam, latex, polyfoam, and coilsFoam and coils
CoolingBreathable cover, gel-infused foamCooling gels, Tencel fabric, dual coils systems, pocketed coils
Motion TransferMediumMinimal
Edge SupportGreatExceptional
SinkageGentle CradleGentle Cradle
BounceModerateMinimal, Moderate Deep Level Bounce
Trial Period365 nights120 nights
Adjustable Base CompatibleYesYes
ShippingFree within the contiguous United States, Alaska and Hawaii for an additional fee, White Glove Service is optionalFree within the continental United States, White Glove service is available
Made in the USANoYes
SizeDreamCloud Price (w/o discount)WinkBed Price (w/o discount)
Twin XL$699$1,149
Cali King$1,199$1,849

Should I Buy DreamCloud or WinkBed?

Both beds may be hybrids with Medium feels, but there are a few differences that are likely to win your heart. Check out our suggestions for who each bed should work best for.

We Would Recommend Buying DreamCloud if You are Looking for:

  • An affordable luxury experience. This company believes luxury shouldn’t mean expensive. The decadent cashmere cover and plush mattress topper are meant to provide a luxurious experience to all shoppers.
  • A Medium feel. This mattress should feel Medium to Medium-Firm for most shoppers. This should suit most position preferences and is considered a universal comfort level.
  • Good bounce. The latex inside this product should provide a moderate level of bounce. This should aid combination sleepers in repositioning and prevent shoppers from feeling “stuck” in the mattress.

We Would Recommend Buying WinkBed if You are Looking for:

  • Multiple comfort options. This bed is available in Soft, Luxury Firm, Firm, and Plus options so you can choose the comfort level that works best for you.
  • Motion control and edge support. Couples or people who share their bed with pets and children should enjoy the enhanced edge support and solid motion control provided by this product.
  • Cooling technology. Gels, Tencel fibers, and individually pocketed coils combine to overheating. The company also offers their proprietary coolControl base and DreamCool Mattress Protector to further promote a cool bed and sleeping experience.

Final Thoughts

Both brands should suit people of all preferences quite well with their Medium comfort options. Bounce and a cashmere cover are stand-out features of the DreamCloud. WinkBed’s strengths lie in its cooling technologies, co-sleeping benefits, and multiple comfort options.

Remember to check out our in-depth reviews for a closer peek at each product.

Author: Sleep Advisor

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