Have you been searching for an affordable high-quality mattress? We believe that a mattress does not have to be incredibly expensive to be good.
Our #1 Best Budget Mattress is Dreamfoam’s Ultimate Dreams Supreme Gel Memory Foam bed. It provides a good night’s sleep at a fraction of the cost.
This bed is manufactured by Dreamfoam, a brand by Brooklyn Bedding. They take pride in their ability to provide a wide-range of affordable products that customers love.
This in-depth review of Ultimate Dreams Supreme is based on our scoring system that includes characteristics such as value, quality, and support.
Keep reading for our deep-dive into this product.
You will love this mattress if you:
- Want a quality on a budget – This is our #1 pick for Best Budget Mattress (see all ratings here) because it provides an affordable alternative to high-end brands while maintaining the same benefits. The company’s family-owned factory allows for less expensive production, which they graciously pass along to their customers.
- Enjoy a typical memory foam feel – The layers work together to hug the body and provide a deep level of comfort. Those who want a classic memory feel will find fulfillment with this brand.
- Need motion isolation – Memory brands perform the best in this area and this one is no exception! Light sleepers who have trouble on innerspring beds should look into this option for a better night’s sleep.
You might not like this mattress if you:
- Prefer an innerspring feel – There will be a distinctly different feel to this Dreamfoam mattress when compared to an innerspring model since it is made with foams and gel instead of coils.
Would you like to see more options? Check out our mattress reviews page for a complete overview.
Construction (Materials & Quality)
This is a memory foam bed that is compressed, roll-packed in a box, and delivered to your door.
It is designed to be used with a solid base for support. This includes a platform, wood foundation, or slatted bed with 3-4 inches between each slat. Dreamfoam also offers metal foundations that are designed to work well with their products.
The terms of the foundation are important when testing out the 120-night trial period or utilizing the warranty.
This model has an updated look from its previous version. The two-toned cover is made from four-way stretch cotton knit.
There are three layers that make up its 12-inch height.
- The first layer is 1.5 inches of 4-pound gel memory foam. The brand says that the gel found in this layer helps keep sleepers 33% cooler. This is good news since typical memory foams trap in heat, which can create uncomfortable warmth throughout the night.
- The second layer is 2.5 inches of 4-pound memory foam. Its function is to relieve pressure while providing support. It is an effective transition layer between the top and base levels.
- The third layer is an 8-inch polyurethane foam base. It layer provides effective support under the comfort layers.
After unpacking, we experienced minimal off-gassing, meaning that the model does not have much of an odor after expanding.
Firmness (Support & Feel)
We rate this bed a 5 out of 10 on our firmness scale (see guide) with 10 being the firmest. Its true medium-level firmness provides versatility to cater to nearly every sleep position.
The durable cotton cover is soft to the touch. When pushing into the mattress and releasing, we noticed its contouring and slow responsiveness.
As we continued with testing, we noted its minimal bounce when compared to hybrid and innerspring mattresses.
Because it has a true medium feel, it works well for a variety of sleep styles. Whether you’re a combination, side, stomach, or back sleeper, our team tried a variety of positions and found themselves contoured without sinking too deep into the bed to fall out of alignment.
Back sleepers will find that the medium-level of firmness provides a balance of comfort and support.
Side sleepers will feel the immediate benefits of the memory layers, which will help to relieve their concentrated pressure points at the hips and waist.
Stomach sleepers will have enough support so their hips stay in alignment and they maintain a neutral spine.
Heavier sleepers may experience further contouring, which is something to consider when thinking about temperature regulation. This is because the further down you sleep in a bed, the harder it may be to stay cool. Luckily, the cooling gel was put in the top comfort layer with this in mind.
The brand offers a wide selection of other products if you need more pressure relief, support, or durability.
Memory beds are the best in the industry when it comes to motion isolation, which includes this model. If you are a light sleeper that does not sleep alone, you will want to look into memory beds such as this one.
Light sleepers will not be disturbed by typical nighttime interruptions, including a partner getting in or out of bed or repositioning, as well as pets milling about.
When shopping for a mattress, you will want to consider two types of edge support and how they can enhance your experience. There are two types of support to pay attention to – sitting on the edge and lying on the edge.
It is widely known that memory beds do not perform as well in this area as hybrids and innersprings. However, this particular quality is not often a deciding factor in purchasing.
There are a few inches of noticeable compression when sitting on the edge of the bed. While lying down on the edge, there is additional compression, but the base layer helps to keep sleepers in one place.
- Trial Period – 120-night trial period. Note that the company does not provide packaging in the event you need to return the mattress.
- Warranty – 10-year limited warranty.
- Fantastic Budget Option – Costs less than comparable mattresses and has free shipping.
- CertiPUR-US® Certified – Foams are free from mercury, lead, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and other harmful chemicals. The manufacturers stay away from ozone depleters to meet certification levels.
- OEKO-TEX Certified – Materials meet a minimum global threshold for chemical standards, which should give you peace of mind as you use this product.
- Made in the USA
|Size||Dimensions (inches)||Price (w/o discount)|
|Twin||38” x 74” x 12”||$449|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 12”||$469|
|Full||54” x 74” x 12”||$539|
|Full XL||54” x 80” x 12”||$599|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 12”||$549|
|Short Queen||60” x 74” x 12”||$599|
|King||76” x 80” x 12”||$749|
|Cali King||72” x 84” x 12”||$749|
Dreamfoam Bedding’s Ultimate Dreams Supreme mixes quality and value to make it our #1 pick for Best Budget Mattress!
Overall, the Ultimate Dreams Supreme 12” (Gel Memory Foam) bed is hands down the best budget option on the market if you are looking for good quality, true medium memory foam feel that can easily compare to more expensive models.
Buyers can expect to save over $2,000 when compared to similar in-store brands.
Its balance of pressure relief and support, as well as eco-friendly materials, has our team giving Dreamfoam Bedding high marks!
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