Ultimate Dreams 13″ Gel Mattress Overview
Dreamfoam Bedding is a small, family owned business started by two brothers in Arizona and have been in the mattress industry since 1995. The Ultimate Dreams 13″ Gel memory foam mattress is only available on amazon.com. It’s very similar in feel to the Tempur-Pedic Cloud Luxe, and on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being very firm and 10 being very soft, I rate it an 8.
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This mattress is a 3 layer construction. On the top is a 3” layer of 4LB gel infused memory foam which is pretty soft. Underneath that is a 2” layer of 5LB memory foam which is a denser, slower conforming memory foam. And then both of those layers sit on top of an 8” high density foam base for support.
I have it displayed on the Simple Life foundation, which is a really cool “folding” foundation. You can literally fold it up so it makes it a lot easier to move, get up stairs and get though really narrow hallways. It’s made by Leggett & Platt.
Comfort. If you are a back or side sleeper, then you’ll likely find this mattress to be very comfortable. I was surprised actually when I first tried it. I didn’t expect it to feel so comfortable for being such an inexpensive mattress.
It’s also affordable. Spend any amount of time shopping for memory foam mattresses in stores and you’ll quickly see just how expensive they can get. A quality 13” gel memory foam mattress with 4 and 5LB density foam for
$714.87 is unheard of. It’s substantially less expensive than Tempur-Pedic and I find it to be very similar in quality.
Dreamfoam Bedding bypasses the traditional way of buying mattresses from other manufacturers, selling them in stores that have high overhead, expensive rent and expensive advertising and so on which is why it’s so much less expensive. These guys are factory direct. This is almost like getting a much more expensive mattress at wholesale. Unlike some of these other ‘bed-in-a-box’ companies who are little more than marketing companies partnering up with foam producers, dreamfoam actually have their own production factory in Arizona. You’re buying from a company that knows mattresses.
CertiPUR certified. This means the foam is independently certified by a third party to have low VOC’s, and contain no PBDE’s, phthalates, ozone depleters, heavy metals or formaldehyde. Incidentally I only give a strong recommendation for memory foam mattresses that are CertiPUR certified. Very minimal foam smell with this one, by the way. Goes away in about 2-3 days.
Learn more about CertiPUR here.
Not ideal for stomach sleepers. Although I’ve read reviews from owners who say they are stomach sleepers and love the bed, this bed would likely be too soft for the majority of stomach sleepers out there. I really don’t see anything beneficial anatomically with sleeping on your stomach, however once you start it’s very difficult to “unlearn.” Stomach sleepers are typically better off on a firmer mattress to prevent the lower back from being compressed.
Limited availability. Since this is only available on amazon, stock can run low and if they sell out of a certain size it can take a few days to replenish the stock. On the other hand, shipping is free.
Edge support is just “ok.” The edges aren’t as reinforced as some other models, but to me this is a minor issue because it’s a spring free mattress. Solid edge support is much more important for innerspring mattresses than spring-free beds.
There’s two ways to order this mattress. You can order it fulfilled through amazon.com or fulfilled though Dreamfoam Bedding on the order page.
If you order it fulfilled through amazon you get their 30-day money back guarantee. The part that seems to be a bit confusing is that amazon’s return policy states that the merchandise must be returned in the original packaging. However, this mattress is sent vacuum compressed in a box, and once it’s opened and expanded there’s no way to get it back in the box. Not to worry, this is handled by contacting amazon and their large items department will arrange for a carrier truck to pick up the mattress.
If you order it fulfilled by Dreamfoam Bedding, they will take returns as well and there are no return fees, however you are responsible for the shipping fees which can get very expensive since it will have to go via freight truck, sometimes across the country. You may feel safer with the “fulfilled through amazon” option to get the 30-day guarantee.
This mattress made my “Best Memory Foam Mattress” recommended pick for many reasons. It’s very comfortable, durable, supportive, adjustable-base friendly, made in the USA, CertiPUR certified and comes with a 20-year warranty.
Dreamfoam Bedding are also very transparent about the materials & densities they use for their foams, something that’s becoming rare in this industry. Very hard to find a better memory foam mattress for the price than this one. Highly recommended.
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