Ultimate Dreams 13″ Gel Memory Foam Mattress by Dreamfoam Bedding Review

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.

Check out the video below for the details.

Click here to see the Ultimate Dreams 13″ on amazon.com

Construction

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.

Positives

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.

Negatives

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.

Additional Information

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.

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Conclusion

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.

Click here to see the Ultimate Dreams 13″ on amazon.com

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Click here to see the Ultimate Dreams 13″ on amazon.ca

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links.  This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a referral fee at no additional cost to you. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I’ve used and tested personally.

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  • ron treasure

    Hi, enjoyed your video.saw it after I had actually bought the mattress and foldabe foundation. It helped validate my purchase . Here is my question , I am concerend abot the space in center of foundation, where it folds.there in empty space between two support rods about 7 inches. I am concerened about mattress sagging.

    • Sorry for the delay Ron, but can you please clarify which folding foundation you purchased? Did you get the one I show in the video, or did you get something like the Sleep Master metal bed frame?

  • 0jerome0

    Every man deserves a good night rest after a hard days work, And its
    only fair to have the rest that your body needs to re-energize it self
    and make you feel much better threw out the day. Dream Foam is design to brings such benefit to your body.

    http://www.dream-foam.com/

  • Bryanne Adams

    Sean – I’m going to take your suggestion on the Ultimate Dreams 13 at Amazon. I noticed Legg & Platt only have split king adjustable frames on Amazon. Is there a reliability problem the singular / no split king size adjustable bed frame? One of the mattress stores mentioned a problem with sheets coming off. Do I need to be concerned about the motor & mechanical parts not working as well due to size & weight? Thank you!

    • Hi Bryanne, adjustable bases are almost never available in a one-piece king size. They’re always sold as a dual unit. I’ve actually never even seen a one-piece king size adjustable base unit in person. They would be a delivery nightmare anyway, they would weigh a ton and would be impossible to get up most stairways, around corners, etc. That’s why they’re split. Plus each person typically wants independent control over their side of the bed anyway, so 99% of the time people are buying split king mattresses as well. If you decide to go that way for a king you would just get (2) Twin-XL mattresses. (2 Twin-XL = King)

      Sheets aren’t an issue. People typically use two Twin-XL fitted sheets for each side, then one King flat sheet, and one King comforter. This allows for independent control over each side. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  • Mike French

    I’m also looking at this mattress to replace an old inner spring mattress. Will I need to replace my current box spring for this mattress or could I just lay a solid foundation over the top of it, like plywood?

    • Hey Mike, I wouldn’t put plywood over it. Memory foam mattresses do best on a non-yielding foundation, meaning no give, so if there’s any give at all with your current box spring, I’d replace it. I’d recommend replacing it anyway if it’s more than a couple years old.

      • Mike French

        Thanks for replying. It is old than a few years so I’ll plan on replacing it. My main issue with choosing a mattress is how soft to get. I have constant back discomfort and I sleep on my back or side. Chiropractors tell me to go stiff as I can always make it softer if needed, but everywhere I read is if you sleep on your back or side to go soft/medium. In your opinion would this mattress work for the style of sleeping that I do? Thanks again.

        • This one is towards the softer side. But that doesn’t mean the support goes away — it’s still there. Just keep in mind that the top layers will give pretty well, which in my opinion does make it very suitable for side sleepers in particular.

          A lot of chiropractors give that recommendation actually. You can always make a firmer bed softer, but you can’t really make a soft bed firmer. So, getting something on the firmer side gives more flexibility, but the downside is potentially spending even more money on a topper.

          If you want something just a notch firmer, you could go with this one, which is more of a medium feel: http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Dreams-Supreme-Memory-Mattress/dp/B00CYUJEHE/

          • Mike French

            Thanks again. I checked out your recommendation and it states that it compares to the Cloud Supreme. Do you agree that they are close to each other? If so I may go look at the Cloud Supreme to see how it feels. Would this be the firmest mattress that Dreamfoam Bedding offers?

          • No problem. I can’t say for sure because I haven’t tried that one yet, but I’m sure it is close. This one, the UD 13″ feels similar to the luxe so I’m sure the UD Supreme feels similar to the cloud supreme.

            The absolute firmest would actually be the total latex model in a level 1 firmness. http://www.sleepinglikealog.com/mattress-reviews/ultimate-dreams-total-latex-mattress-review/

          • John Smith

            Thanks for the great info 🙂

  • How is the mattress on reducing motion transfer? Is it comparable to the Tempur-Pedic mattresses? Thanks!

    • It’s very stable. Yes, definitely comparable to tempur-pedic as far as motion isolation goes.

  • andrew m

    Do you have any recommendations for a mattress that is more firm? Trying out mattresses in a store, I liked the tempurpedic rhapsody breeze, and it is more like a 4 out of 10 (whereas you believe this is more like an 8). However, the rhapsody breeze is 4 times as expensive! Any thoughts? Thanks!

  • Brian Richie

    Sean, thanks for operating your site. You have provided my family with a wealth of information to help guide our mattress purchase, and I think we are going to save a lot of money and have a better purchasing experience. We want a king Ultimate dream 13″ but would like an adjustable base. I know king bases are a split, but we don’t really want that. We would like the bed to raise and lower as a whole.
    Is that possible? If so, would you still recommend the L&P or a different base that meets these needs? Would the use of an adjustable base affect the warranty of the Ultimate Dream? Thanks again.

    • Hey Brian, one piece adjustable king size bases are basically non-existent. They would create a delivery nightmare which is why they’re always split. But you can program most split bases to function as one unit, so both sides articulate together. I do recommend L&P but there are others that will work as well, of course. And no, using and adjustable won’t affect the dreamfoam bedding warranty.

  • Greg

    Hi Sean, thanks for the review. I am seriously considering purchasing this mattress, but I have a couple of questions:

    1) Does this mattress require a foundation? I will be putting it on a platform bed, but I am worried it will be too high if the mattress is on top of a 8″ foundation. What is your recommendation for an ultra low profile foundation (5″ or less, like a bunkie board)?

    2) I have read several reviews on Amazon that claim the mattress never expanded to true King Size dimensions, that is was several inches short/narrow of the 80×76 dimensions of a True King. What has been your experience with this? I don’t want to buy a King Size mattress and end up with something that is several inches too narrow and causes gaps between the mattress and side rails of the bed.

    Thanks for your help.

  • BuyBuyAngelos

    Hi Sean,
    I am looking for a twin mattress that I can use on my adjustable bed frame. I have issues with an arthritic back and have to sleep on my back on a slight incline in order to sleep. Will this 13 inch mattress be too thick to use on an adjustable frame or should I be looking for something in 8-10 inch thickness range? Also, what are you thoughts on the Perfect Cloud Atlas Gel Foam 10 inch memory foam mattress? It has gotten very good reviews as well. Locate it at the below link:

    http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Cloud-Gel-Plus-10-Inch-Mattress/dp/B00KSL9T3U/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

    • Sorry, I do not comment on or recommend any mattress made in China.

  • BuyBuyAngelos

    That’s fine if you don’t want to comment on the mattress that I asked about in the link. Do you not have an answer to the question that I had about the 13 inch mattress being compatible with an adjustable bed?

    • Yes, it’s compatible with an adj base.