Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel Mattress Review

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Hey, this one’s for all you soft sleepers out there!

This Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams mattress is a great all-round mattress that provides a deliciously soft night’s sleep, with additional cooling comfort and memory foam support.

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However, while we do like this mattress’ soft comfort, it’s not the most supportive out there — side sleepers and those suffering from back problems may need to look elsewhere.

[If that’s you, take a look at the Advanced Sleep Solutions Pearl Gel Memory Foam mattress instead.]

But in the meantime, let’s explore all that we love and that could be improved with the Dreamfoam Arctic Dreams mattress.

Here goes…

Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams Mattress: The Details


This is the 10-Inch, Queen configuration.

  • Product Dimensions: 65 x 13.2 x 12 inches
  • Hardness: Comfort Level 6 – Medium
  • Item Weight: 60 pounds
  • Mattress Composition: 3 inches of gel-infused Energex foam, 0.75 inches of soft quilting layer, and 6.35 inches of high density polyurethane foam
  • Expansion Period: 24 hours
  • Warranty: 10 years

The mattress is also available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Short Queen, King and California King.

Material Composition

The Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams mattress is comprised of three layers, each of which offer specific sleeping benefits.

The top layer is a shallow, 0.75 inches of super soft quilting, lending a plush feel to the mattress — a highlight for those looking for a soft and luxurious night’s sleep.

Next is 3 inches of fast response Energex gel foam. This is an alternative to traditional viscoelastic memory foam that offers a quicker bounceback, yet with all the usual benefits of memory foam. The bounce means it’s great for, er, “bedroom activities” other than sleeping, while the material also ensures to distribute your weight evenly about the bed and ease pressure points.

As a bonus, the gel foam also provides a cooling effect, keeping you cool, ensuring continuous airflow and ensuring no heat traps.

The final layer is 6.25 inches of convoluted high density polyurethane foam, which provides the support and spinal alignment necessary for a supported night’s sleep.

The mattress is certified by CertiPUR-US, meaning that it’s made without flame retardants, ozone depletors, heavy metals, formaldehyde or phthalates, while meeting various standards for emissions, durability and content.

Dreamfoam Bedding: The Brand

Dreamfoam Bedding are a popular mattress manufacturer, proud of making every aspect of their products right here in the USA.

As well as the Arctic Dreams cooling gel mattress, they also offer an array of different models, made of either latex, memory foam and foam.

They also offer a 10 year warranty for any defects in their products and a handy 90 night trial, which allows you to thoroughly test out the mattress and make sure that it’s right for you. If it’s not, Dreamfoam Bedding will pick it up at no charge to you and will refund you too.

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Stand Out Features

Even at its reasonably low price point, there are still a host of premium features attached to the Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams mattress.

  • Energex gel foam: A memory foam alternative that has all the advantages of viscoelastic with a quicker recovery and bounce — great for, ahem, nighttime activities!
  • Cool: The foam is infused with a cooling gel and made to be breathable, ensuring a cool night’s sleep and plenty of air flow. That means no annoying hot spots.

The Positives

It’s Very Comfortable

We think that the  Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams mattress manages to really hit the mark between plush softness and a firmer texture.

Unless you’re particularly fussy about exactly what comfort level you need in a mattress, we think you’ll be happy about the compromise that the Arctic Dreams offers.

And feel free to take advantage of the 90 night trial period to make sure that it’s the perfect fit for you!

We also really love the uber soft quilting layer on the top of the mattress which lends it a lovely plush feel.

Distributes Weight about the Bed

Although the level of support offered by the Dreamfoam Bedding mattress isn’t quite as much as we’d like, the just over 6 inches of base support foam still works effectively to align your spine and neck.

This should mean that you’re not waking up tomorrow all bent out of shape with a crick in your neck!

It also works to distribute your weight evenly about the mattress, eliminating any pressure points and allowing for even more comfort.

Easy Shipping

Like most online mattress purchases, the Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams mattress is delivered in a relatively compact (if heavy) box direct to your door.

The mattress expands quickly upon unpacking so be sure to take it to the bedroom before you start assembling it. Most buyers find it actually expands immediately, arriving at full size within around an hour, although the manufacturers suggest that you wait around 24 hours for it to reach its full expansion potential.

Other Things We Love:

  • Made in the USA
  • 90 night trial
  • CertiPUR-US certified

The Negatives

Not Supportive Enough for Bad Backs

The Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams mattress has got a mixed reception from buyers with bad backs.

While most people find it very comfortable and supportive, others have commented that it’s a little soft for their tastes and doesn’t provide enough spinal support when they’re sleeping on their sides. This may be worth considering if you’re a side sleeper or suffer from back pain.

At 10 inches thick, it’s a couple of inches shallower than more premium mattresses like the Advanced Sleep Solutions Pearl Gel Memory Foam and the Brentwood Home Bamboo Gel Memory Foam, so it’s clear to see that extra support inches have been lost.

On the Soft Side

If you prefer a firm night’s sleep, chances are that you’ll find the Arctic Dreams mattress too soft for your sensibilities.

It’s pitched at a Medium firmness — which we think is correct — but thanks to the upper quilting layer, there’s a certain plushness to the texture which makes it feel softer than it truly is.

We personally don’t think this is a problem — if anything, it makes it even more comfortable — but if you truly prefer a less luxe firmness, you’ll likely not find it a good fit for you.

Softens at the Sides Over Time

One of the more annoying niggles that we have with the Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams mattress is the fact that it doesn’t hold up so well over time.

Some users have found that over the course of months and years, they found that the edges of the mattress began to sag and soften.

Although this hasn’t affected the integrity of the mattress body, it does mean that it will suddenly become much easier to roll of the side of the mattress… uh oh.

Overall Verdict

Overall, we recommend the Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel Mattress — it offers cooling comfort at a very reasonable price point.

Does it offer enough support for people with bad backs? No. But for people without any such issues, it will prove just fine. Just don’t expect it to last forever…

Where to Buy the Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams Mattress

You can buy the Arctic Dreams mattress direct from Dreamfoam Bedding where you can choose between Medium Firm, Medium and Medium Soft textures.

Of course, it’s also available on Amazon too.

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What do you think of the Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel Mattress?

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