Dreaming of drifting off to sleep cozied up in a warm hug?
Dreamfoam, a sister site to Brooklyn Bedding, is a family-owned company that believes high-quality beds should be affordable to everyone. That’s why they created this latex mattress that feels high-end for an affordable price.
This in-depth overview of the Dreamfoam Aspen will break down the construction and features of this all-foam product. Our recommendations for who should buy this bed and which sleeping positions it should work for might give you an idea of whether or not this mattress will work for you.
Read through this review for our complete analysis of the Aspen latex bed, or skip to the end for our overall impression and to learn how this product has been scored.
**Formerly known as the Ultimate Dreams Latex Mattress**
Who Do We Think Matches With Aspen 10"?
- Sleepers who want comfort options – This bed is available in Soft, Medium, or Firm comfort options, so shoppers can find the feel that works best for their position preferences.
- Shoppers on a budget – Mixing latex and foam layers allows the company to reduce costs, so they can offer you a comfortable bed with an impressive price tag.
- RV campers – Shoppers looking for a mattress for their RV or camper will be pleased to know that the Aspen comes in a “Short Queen” size.
Possible Aspen 10" Complaints:
- It doesn’t have a classic innerspring feel – Buyers might notice more contouring than is often found in a classic innerspring, though there still is some bounce that cradles your pressure points while keeping it easy to reposition.
If you want to look at some other models, take a look at our list of highest-rated beds for this year here.
Construction: What’s inside Aspen 10"?
This is an all-foam product that combines two layers of latex and foam. The mattress is conveniently compressed and shipped inside a box.
This item can be used on a wood foundation, a platform bed, or a slatted base with the slats no more than three or four inches apart to prevent too much sagging between the slats. The company sells proprietary frames through its website.
The cover features a Quilted Polyester Knit Top with Soft Reflex Foam at 1 inch thick. This should feel soft and plush as sleepers lie on it. The overall height of this mattress is 10 inches.
- The top layer consists of Talalay latex at 3 inches thick. This material is meant to contour to the body, allowing for enhanced pressure support and promoting proper spinal alignment through conforming lumbar support.
- The bottom layer is a 5.5-inch High-Density Convoluted Base Foam. This is designed to provide a sturdy base to the bed and the sleeper. The convoluted design should promote airflow to prevent heat from building up in one spot.
First Impression: How Does It Feel?
The Aspen ships straight to your door compressed and rolled in a box. Once you unbox your new bed, it takes a few hours to fully take shape. Typically, within 24 hours it should be ready to sleep on.
Upon immediately lying on the cover, you should notice a cool and soft sensation. Soothing pressure relief should activate once you begin to sink into the top layers, allowing you to enjoy a deeper cradle that conforms to the body. The lower levels should then begin to push back, offering firm support.
There should be good upper bounce, with much less deeper bounce, as that material is a bit denser than the upper latex. The materials should respond very quickly, removing body impressions and promoting easy repositioning, so you shouldn’t feel rooted in the sinkage. This should aid combination sleepers as they roll around and change positions during the night.
Firmness Scale: 5.5/10 (Soft), 6.5/10 (Medium), 7.5/10 (Firm)
If a mattress lacks contouring, pain can develop in areas of greater pressure, such as the shoulders and hips. Aspen’s upper foam materials are designed to conform to the sleeper to provide a moderate cradle that should relieve pressure from the hips and shoulders as they press into the mattress. For greater pressure relief, the Soft level of firmness should offer a deeper cradle by allowing heavier areas to sink in further.
Aspen’s convoluted base foam is designed to offer a firm base of support that aims to keep your spine in a neutral alignment. In addition, the soft reflex foam and layer of Talalay latex foam should offer contouring support for the lumbar spine. Heavier individuals or those seeking additional support may want to lean towards the Firm model.
Multiple Firmness Options
Having three levels of firmness is a great option for people who want customized support and pressure relief based on their individual needs.
Dreamfoam is under the Brooklyn Bedding family, who pioneered the bed-in-a-box industry. Shipping directly saves companies money, which is reflected in the affordable price tags of these products.
Great Motion Isolation
Being an all-foam item, this bed should do very well to minimize motion transfer. The foam materials should absorb most vibration and movement to reduce disruption from restless partners. Co-sleepers or people sharing their bed with children and pets should enjoy the benefits of these dense foams.
Although the Aspen doesn’t have an innerspring system, the inclusion of latex foam gives this bed a nice level of bounce that should aid sleepers in repositioning. Unlike beds that contain purely memory foam, sleepers should never feel “stuck” in this mattress.
Handcrafted in the USA
The foams in this product are certified to have low levels of toxic materials like formaldehyde or lead.
This item features a Class 1 OEKO-Tex certification, which indicates it is safe to use for children and infants under three years old.
Coupons, Trials, Warranties, and Shipping
- Shipping - Shipping is free in the contiguous United States. An additional fee is required to ship to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada. Many of Dreamfoam’s products are available through Amazon Prime shipping..
- Trial - Shoppers can take up to 120 nights before officially deciding whether or not this bed works for them.
- Warranty - The company offers a 10-year warranty.
|Size||Dimensions (inches)||Price (w/o discount)|
|Twin||38” x 74” x 10”||$349|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 10”||$399|
|Full||53” x 74” x 10”||$449|
|Short Queen||60” x 74” x 10”||$599|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 10”||$549|
|King||76” x 80” x 10”||$649|
|Cali King||72” x 84” x 10||$649|
Shoppers seeking all-foam comfort with pressure relief and good bounce should be satisfied with this foam and latex product.
The foams in this bed are designed to contour to the shape of the body, offering pressure relief that is so vital to side sleepers. Settling down for sleep, you should notice your hips and shoulders sinking nicely into the upper layers. Average to heavy side sleepers will probably be most comfortable on the Medium version, while lighter side sleepers should consider the Soft model.
Back sleepers who need a good amount of support for spinal alignment should feel comfortable on the Medium and Firm options that offer enhanced support. The initial foams should offer contouring for the lumbar spine, while the bottom layer gives that pushback support to keep everything properly aligned.
Stomach sleepers tend to feel most comfortable on firmer beds that prevent the hips from sinking in too deeply. Heavy and average size sleepers should notice that the Firm model adequately supports the midsection and keeps the hips in line with the shoulders. For lighter stomach sleepers, the Medium should offer enough softness to allow a gentle cradle while keeping the body in alignment.
Combination sleepers who change positions throughout the night should be very pleased with the ability to select a firmness level that provides a good balance of pressure relief and support. For most combination sleepers, the Medium would be the ideal choice. With a good amount of bounce and responsiveness in the foams, changing positions should be easy.
Having three levels of firmness to choose from offers good versatility for couples with varying needs. Sexually active folks should be pleased with the good level of bounce and support this mattress offers. While there are no cooling features, the convoluted foam base should allow for adequate airflow that helps with temperature regulation.
While some heavier folks may feel comfortable on the Firm model, without a transitional layer or an innerspring unit, the Aspen lacks the support that most heavier sleepers need. Being an all-foam mattress that blends latex and traditional foam means there is less durability, and heavier sleepers risk bottoming out and having materials that may sink over time.
Many individuals weighing less than 120 pounds experience the majority of beds as too firm. Thankfully, the Aspen comes in three levels of firmness, including Soft. This plush option should allow lighter sleepers to experience some contouring and cradling in all sleeping positions.
Dreamfoam’s Aspen latex-blend mattress is designed to promote a comfortable sleep experience accompanied by pressure relief and a deeper cradle. Good bounce and quickly responding foams should ensure easy repositioning.
With multiple levels of firmness to choose from, sleepers should be able to customize this bed according to their needs. The ability to purchase the Aspen in a Short Queen is a bonus feature for those looking for a mattress for their RV or camper. Overall, we think this mattress has a lot to offer at an exceptional price.