Our Layla vs. DreamCloud Bed Comparison for 2019

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Layla Sleep offers a foam mattress with a copper infused memory material for enhanced cooling. Sleepers get more for their money with its double-sided firmness, simply flip it and voilà, you have an entirely different feel.

The all foam 10-inch mattress goes up against the towering 15-inch hybrid. Truly a David versus Goliath showdown.

DreamCloud uses an assortment of materials to construct one of the industry's leading innerspring hybrids. What may be most impressive, is they sell luxury at a price that most shoppers can afford.

Our Layla vs. DreamCloud article takes these beds side by side and lets you determine the winner. When you are done with this review, check out the following in-depth articles for more info on these beds.

Quick Comparison: Layla vs. DreamCloud

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  • Double-sided firmness
  • Copper-infused memory foam
  • 120-nights trial period
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  • Affordable luxury
  • Reinforced edges
  • Premium pressure relief

Comparing Construction (Materials & Quality)

Layla Construction

Customers receive this bed tightly rolled and compressed inside of a box. The polyester, viscose, and lycra blended material of the cover has been embedded with ThermoGel® to help wick away nighttime heat.

The top side has the Medium-Soft firmness, while the bottom offers a Firm option. The Soft side is furnished with a gray and white hexagon pattern, while the Firm is black. The cover also zips off for easy cleaning.

construction and layers of layla mattress
  • The surface layer is a copper-infused memory material that helps cool off the surface while also relieving nagging pressure areas.
  • The next section is 2-inches tall and is molded like an egg crate. This is a convoluted support foam and was made like this to enhance both airflow and comfort.
  • The third layer provides 4.5 inches of base support foam. This layer’s name says it all, it was made to support the sleeper and should help with spinal alignment.
  • The final layer is similar to the first copper-infused memory foam material. The only real difference being, that this layer is two inches less thick, standing at only 1-inch tall. This difference in height permits the previous layer to give this side of the bed a firmer, more supportive feel.

DreamCloud Constructionn

The mattress is tightly compressed inside a large bag so it can be delivered to your home. The TrueTufted Cashmere Cover has a euro (pillow) top blend and has been tufted by hand to 15 inches of bedding material beneath. This is a premium top that should allow the body to gently sink into the soft layers beneath.

layers of DreamCloud
  • The top layer is 0.5 inches of a memory material infused with gel. This should help counteract body heat and cradle the sleeper’s curves.
  • The next layer presents a 1.75-inch quilted memory material. This comfort layer provides further softness, its shape and feel should even help the mattress resemble a could.
  • The third layer introduces latex to the bed. This is a 5-inch foam that provides just a bit of bounce.
  • The middle layer uses DreamPlush supportive memory material. This is 0.25 inches thick. It fosters deep contouring and body support.
  • The fifth layer is a transitional layer constructed from the brand’s Super Dense Super Soft DreamPlush memory material. It has a height of 0.5 inches and was designed to foster better spine alignment while easing the sleeper into the coil layers.
  • The support layer, 8-inches tall and zoned in five areas for pressure relief. This pocket steel micro-coil system was designed to administer advanced support while maintaining a classic innerspring feeling.
  • The bottom layer, this is a final 1.5 inches of high density, incredibly soft memory material. It functions to cushion the bed while maintaining deep level compression and support.

Comparing Firmness (Support & Feel)

The Medium-Soft Layla scores at a 4 and we placed DreamCloud at a 6 on our firmness scale that rates beds from 1 to 10, with a 1 being the softest. Layla offers sleepers a deep conforming hug on its soft side while the DreamCloud fosters more of a gentle cradle.

Back sleepers should do well on either one of these mattresses. If back sleepers find the Layla too soft, remember all you have to do to adjust firmness is flip it over. This should have a feel closer to that of the DreamCloud.

Pressure relief is a big deal for side sleepers. Both mattresses do an excellent job at washing away strain in areas like the hips and shoulders. For folks who want further contouring and pressure relief here, the Medium-Soft side of Layla should do the trick.

Spinal alignment can be important for stomach sleepers, as these folks often experience beds that are too soft to support their hips. Some folks may find the Medium-Soft side of Layla to be too pliable, so we might recommend starting with the Firm. Either of this mattresses should provide excellent sleep for these people.

Combination sleepers may do slightly better on DreamCloud. It offers quite a bit more responsiveness for moving around. Layla, though not near as responsive, should also work just fine.

Firmness scale for Layla and DreamCloud mattress

Comparing Sinkage and Bounce

After sinking through several layers of foam, sleepers find the springs. These bouncy coils should highly simplify repositioning on DreamCloud. The aspect that most sleepers should really enjoy, is how the top layers deliver a comforting gentle cradle that helps ease them to sleep.

It should be safe to say that Layla has zero bounce. After all, it is an all foam product. Customers do not typically buy memory beds to bounce around on, they like these beds for the conforming materials that allow them to sink into a deep hug. To help repositioning sleepers out, the brand includes those firmer foams in the middle to provide a decent surface to push off of, but DreamCloud may be more ideal for sleepers who struggle with movement.

Comparing Motion Transfer

Comparing motion transfer is important, especially if you share a bed. Feeling your partner rolling around at night or getting in and out of bed can result in some restless nights.

Layla comes out on top when it comes to motion transfer. Foam is a top-tier bedding material for trapping motion. While Layla may have a slight edge on DreamCloud, the hybrid holds its own. It uses a mixture of foams and pocket coils (springs designed to isolate motion) that should leave sleepers resting peacefully at night.

Comparing Edge Support

Maybe you have a sleeping partner who complains that you hog the bed. If this is true, it is likely they may be sleeping on the edge. Now while you would love to keep sleeping in the middle, you do not want them tumbling off the side. This is where a bed with great edge support comes in.

DreamCloud comes out on top in this argument, as it uses supportive coils and a polyfoam that encases the springs for increased support along the side. Layla, on the other hand, does not use edge reinforcement, but this bed is exceptionally supportive along the edges for a foam product.

Rest assured with either of these options. You should get to continue hogging the bed with the knowledge that your partner is tucked grudgingly, but safely in along the edge.

Layla vs. DreamCloud Compared Side-by-Side

CoverPolyester blended with viscose, lycra, and ThermoGel®Cashmere
MaterialsCopper-infused memory foam, high-density poly foam, convoluted support foamMemory foam, latex, polyfoam, and coils
CoolingCopper wicks away memory foam heat, and the convoluted layer promotes airflow.Gel foam, breathable cover
Firmness4 or 7/106/10
Motion TransferMinimalMedium
Edge SupportGoodGreat
SinkageDeep HugGentle Cradle
BounceNo; some surface level on the Firm sideYes
Trial Period120 nights365 Nights
Adjustable Base CompatibleYesYes
ShippingShips to U.S. and CanadaShips free to the contiguous U.S., a fee is required for Alaska and Hawaii, White Glove Service is optional
Made in the USAYesNo
SizeLayla Price (w/o discount)DreamCloud Price (w/o discount)
Twin XL$699$699
Cali King$1099$1,199

Should I Buy Layla or DreamCloud?

Foam or hybrid? Which will it be? Here are some highlights to help you choose.

We Would Recommend Buying Layla if You are Looking for:

  • Motion isolation. The foams in this bed were designed to trap motion and keep you sleeping all night long.
  • Switchable firmness. This bed comes in both a Firm and Medium-Soft. If you are ready for a new feel, flip it over and it’s like sleeping on a new bed.
  • Advanced cooling. The copper-infused foam and Reactive Cooling Cover are enough to keep the hottest sleepers snoozing comfortably cool all night long.

We Would Recommend Buying DreamCloud if You are Looking for:

  • A hybrid innerspring feel. Customers get contouring benefits of foam but with the addition of that classic springy mattress sensation.
  • Stronger edges. The pocket coils combined with reinforced foam place this product well above the industry standard when it comes to edge support.
  • Affordable luxury. This hybrid incorporates top of the line (luxury) materials into its design and sells them to customers at a price far below some other comparable brands.

Final Thoughts

DreamCloud leaves sleepers cushioned in over seven layers of foams and coils, while Layla offers the simplicity of an all foam construction. Whichever you choose, you should feel confident knowing that either mattress can fulfill your basic sleep needs: comfort and support.

Do you still have questions about either of these brands? Feel free to leave a comment or check out the in-depth reviews for these products. Best of luck with your choice!

Author: Sleep Advisor

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