Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams 10-Inch Cooling Gel Mattress Review
Recently, more and more companies developed entry-level memory foam mattresses to grab a low-priced market share. Many of them are best buy standing out from other competitions. Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams 10-Inch cooling gel mattress is such an excellent regular memory foam mattress worth a try. It has 0.75 inch soft quilting layer, 3-inch gel foam layer and 6.25-inch polyurethane foam base. Gel foam comfort layer molds to your body and ensures proper temperature over the bed. There are three biggest features setting it apart from other entry-level foam mattresses, gel foam, lower price and American made. These are advantages hard to find within this price range. Besides, it has all common features like relieving back pain, limiting motion transfer, reducing toss and turn and improving sleep quality. It feels like we’re talking about a completely perfect mattress. No, it’s not perfect and has a few downsides owners aren’t complained.
Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams 10-Inch Cooling Gel Mattress Features
We are educated for many years that you get what you pay for but that’s not always true. You might get less or more what you pay for. Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams is one of those give you more. At this price point, it’s totally made in USA by high manufacturing standard and featuring gel foam to reduce body heat. But most brands can only offer regular Chinese memory foam. It’s also a fraction of fraction of the cost if compared to name brand like Tempur-Pedic. For people who have a tight budget, it’s a better choice.
Firmness grade: 4 or 5 (1-10 softest to firmest)
To eliminate the issue of gel foam being too firm, Dreamfoam bedding adjusted this 10-inch Arctic Dreams Mattress firmness to soft to medium. It’s soft and plush that thin people weighing less than 200 pounds can sink in the comfort layer instead of feeling as hard as a rock but not too soft to let heavy people weighing 300 pounds or more bottom out. The top layer is soft but the support is very firm offering great support. If you like soft mattress, this one is a great choice.
Gel foam sleeping cool but not in winter
Memory foam infused with gel beads can help regulate temperature on the surface and keep sleepers stay cool from getting hot. Gel foam improves heat transfer not trap under your body to keep the mattress surface as cool as coil spring. Compared to regular memory foam, gel foam does reduce heat trap and many people don’t wake up sweating. However, it’s not the solution fixing the issue completely and some very hot-natured persons still get sweaty and feel hot.
Decent return policy
DreamFoam Bedding accepts a return within 90 days for $99 from their official website and orders from other sites may not apply. That means you can return the mattress for any reason in 90 days and they will give back your money minus the $99. They are responsible for shipping and you just need to wait for some people to pick up you mattress. You will find it’s a better return policy if you know how other companies deal with return. Some charge you handling fees and restocking fees, and you have to afford shipping fee and find a shipping company by yourself to pick up.
Proudly made in the USA
At this price point, you could find lots of Chinese made foam mattress and totally American made mattress is very rare. Some use USA flag intentionally to make you misunderstand and actually they’re only designed in America. Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams 10-Inch is totally made in the USA, accurately in Phoenix, AZ. Although many China products have improved, China has lower manufacturing and quality standards. So we don’t have any reason not to choose when we have a US made option at the same budget.
In the market, very few brands add extra cushy layer on top of the mattress and Dreamfoam Bedding is one of them. They add 0.75 inch super soft quilting to create plushy surface and make sleepers feel like floating in a cloud. It’s really a smart addition because most gel foam mattresses have their top gel layer in direct contact with your body. Dreamfoam Bedding wants it to keep the mattress from feeling too firm. Actually, the mattress itself has been soft even without 0.75-inch soft layer.
You will not find any warranty details in the box the mattress comes in. Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams 10-Inch has a 10 year limited warranty covering defects. Here are a few important details you need to know. Like other cheap brands, it covers visible indentation greater than 1.5 inches. The mattress needs proper foundation to ensure continuous suppor. Queen and king size must have a bed frame with rigid center support and 5 or more legs. During the warranty period, all transportation fees to or from Dreamfoam Bedding factory are customer’s responsibility.
Poly foam not memory foam
This isn’t a memory foam mattress and is made with polyurethane foam, also called poly foam. Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams has poly foam gel top and support base. You need to know most brands don’t use poly foam as comfort layer because it has inferior quality and lifespan to memory foam. Why they use inexpensive poly foam? Maybe they want to compete with Chinese memory foam in low-priced mattress market with their US made foam.
Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams 10-Inch Cooling Gel Mattress Downsides
Edges aren’t supportive but a bit too soft to make you unstable when you sitting on the bed to put on socks or shoes. Soft edge isn’t an issue only this mattress has. It’s very common among memory foam mattresses. Hope manufacturers release models with reinforced edges.
Many owners report their mattress is too soft and providing no support. They sink in the foam too much and people weighing above average tend to bottom out the foam, some even report they can feel the bed frame. Due to lack of support, many wake up with back pain. If you don’t like soft mattress, keep looking further.
A few owners mention they don’t feel gel foam cool but very hot. Gel foam doesn’t work for them. As we mentioned above, gel foam can improve mattress temperature but not the ultimate solution to remove the issue. If you feel hot on other beds, you will on this one.
Other thing you need to know
If you use slats frame to support the mattress, make sure all slates aren’t more than six inches apart.