If you are in search of a mattress that has medium firmness, this is a good option. It also has minimal heat retention, relieves pain and pressure, and is affordable.
- Manufactured in the USA
- certified by the CertiPUR-US
- Minimal heat retention
- High bounce-back rate
- Has minimal motion transfer
- Offers a 10-year warranty
- Offers a 90-night trial period
- Offers 100% satisfaction guarantee
- Is not costly (has lower price compared to other mattresses with the same quality)
- Mild off-gassing is observed
- Cannot be checked tangibly (is only sold online)
This is our honest, unbiased and independent review of Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams 10-Inch Cooling Gel Mattress. We are not paid for the review. We want to make sure that you make an informed decision about the product.
A lot of people are complaining that they do not get enough sleep every night because of the high level of heat retention of their mattress. This is one of the most common issues that a lot of sleepers are facing every day. Usually, the temperature of the body increases when a person is asleep. And there is a great possibility that the excess heat can be trapped in the mattress, causing the temperature of the sleeping surface to increase that will lead to body overheating. Furthermore, this can lead to a wide range of problems such as hyperventilation, hypoxia (characterized by the low level of oxygen in the tissue), and sleeping discomfort.
To address the issue of body and sleeping surface overheating, Dream Foam designed the Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel Mattress. It is intentionally created to minimize heat retention and maintain body temperature while you are asleep. To stimulate the cooling capacity, the manufacturer incorporated an Energex material into the mattress. Energex is a type of viscoelastic foam that is infused with cooling gel. This works by pulling away heat from the body. Therefore, it absorbs heat and prevents sleeper’s temperature to increase. Embellished with highly breathable cover, it also provides a constantly cool sleeping surface.
The mattress is also created to alleviate pain caused by pressure to let sleepers become more comfortable. Apart from the fact that it is manufactured in the USA and it is certified by the CertiPUR US. We analyze the mattress in detail below:
The Dream Foam Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel mattress is composed of three distinct layers, which are as follows:
- A layer of super soft foam
- A layer of Energex gel foam
- A layer of support foam
When the three layers are combined, the total thickness is 10 inches.
The Topmost Layer
The top layer is composed of .75-inch extremely soft foam. This foam highly contributes to the softness that you can feel upon lying down on the mattress. Moreover, this is also beneficial in relieving pain caused by pressure. This foam is highly porous, thereby minimizing heat retention.
The second layer is made up of 3-inch Energex gel foam. This innovative material has the same characteristics as that of latex foam. It has the same bounce-back rate as latex, but it provides more comfort and support to the sleepers. Moreover, this foam is also infused with cooling gel, which prevents the body from overheating.
The bottom layer is composed of 6.25-inch support foam. This layer serves as the base of support for the upper layers. It is also beneficial in maintaining the shape of the mattress. Moreover, this layer also provides deep compression support, which makes it suitable for sleepers with more than average weight. It also aids in relieving pain caused by pressure.
3 layers are wrapped by a cover that is composed of a combination of polyester and cotton material. The combined fabrics add to the softness and elasticity. The fabric is also breathable, which aids in minimizing heat retention. When we stretch the cover, it immediately went back to its original shape. This feature impressed us so much. As for the outward design of the cover, it is very simple. The top and sides are plain white, and it is embellished with a blue trim that attaches the seams that meet along the edges of the sides, top, and bottom.
The firmness is average level. The firmness is measured on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the firmest and 1 being the softest. As for this mattress, we give it a rating of 5. This firmness is suitable for those sleepers who are in search of a mattress that is neither too soft nor too hard.
The mattress delivers comfort that most sleepers desire. We have observed that the foam perfectly adjusts to the body’s contour, provides deep compression support, and alleviates pain caused by pressure. The body weight is evenly distributed throughout the mattress, which prevents pressure buildup and promotes correct spine alignment. The motion transfer level of this mattress is also low. Therefore, if you are sharing the bed with your partner or someone else, you will not be disturbed by the movement that he or she makes, thereby allowing you to have uninterrupted sleep. Definitely, this mattress provides a high level of comfort for most sleepers.
Pain Relief and Support
The Arctic Dreams Cooling Memory Foam mattress is really doing its job well when it comes to pain relief. Since the weight is evenly distributed, it reduces pressure buildup in the different parts of the body such as the neck, back, shoulders, and sides. Therefore, when you are sleeping on this mattress, you will not experience any pain. However, we want to emphasize that this mattress may not be suitable for sleepers with more than average weight. They may notice that the pain relief and support level that this mattress provides may not enough for them. There’s a possibility that their weight may not be evenly distributed, thereby causing pressure buildup.
The mattress offers minimal heat retention. The usual issue that sleepers encounter when using an all-foam mattress is heat retention since foam is made up of materials that draw and trap body heat, thus increasing the temperature. However, this is made up of Energex foam, which is highly capable of minimizing heat retention. Therefore, this foam contributes to the coolness, thus allowing sleepers to have a cool sleeping surface every night.
The other common issue that customers usually encounter when purchasing all-foam mattresses is off-gassing. The chemicals that are used in the manufacturing process of the foam are the ones that give it a noticeable odor.
As for Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams 10-Inch Cooling Gel Mattress mattress, we did not notice any undesirable odor upon opening it. Though we have noticed a slight smell, it just dissipates after a few hours. In this case, we recommend placing the mattress in an open space and leave it for a few hours. We would like to emphasize that this mattress is certified by the CertiPUR-US. This means that the chemicals used in the manufacturing process were not noxious; therefore, if you have noticed any odor, it is still not harmful to your health.
As for the intimacy aspect, we can say that it is doing its job well. The Energex foam on the second layer contributes to the high bounce-back rate. Therefore, this is perfect when you are doing intimate acts since you don’t have to exert extra effort. Though it has a high bounce-back rate, its motion transfer is minimal; therefore, you will still get an uninterrupted sleep when your partner moves.
Sleeping Position Ratings
Each sleeping position has a different requirement when it comes to comfort. This is because there are different parts of the body that are compressed in each position. Thus, a sleeper can experience body pain if the mattress does not provide enough level of support for a certain sleep position. The following are the sleep position ratings:
The mattress is designed to evenly distribute body weight. Because of this, back sleepers will be satisfied by the level of comfort and support. Furthermore, since it has average firmness, back sleepers will love the comforting hug.
Those people who are used to sleep on their stomach will like this mattress a lot. The super soft foam on the first layer provides the right level of comfort stomach sleepers need, and the Energex gel foam offers enough level of bounce, thereby preventing sleepers from having that feeling of being stuck inside mattress. Since it promotes proper spine alignment and even weight distribution, stomach sleepers may not likely to experience pressure buildup and pain.
Side sleepers as well will love the mattress. The materials used are enough to prevent side sleepers from experiencing pressure buildup and pain. Side sleepers are prone to this problem because their weight is usually concentrated on one side of their body.
Bed Frame Compatibility
Dreamfoam Arctic Dreams Cooling Memory Foam mattress is indeed flexible since this is intentionally made to match all types of bed foundations such as the following:
- Box springs
- Platform beds
- Convertible beds
- Slatted beds
Although it is compatible with any frame, we recommend using a platform bed or a durable slatted bed that has narrow spaces in between (less than 3 inches). It could be made up of metal or solid wood. Using these types of frame ensures that the mattress has the right amount of support, thereby allowing you to enjoy its benefits.
The company offers a limited warranty of 10 years. If you have encountered any factory defects, do not hesitate to contact the manufacturer. They will either repair it or replace it with a new one.
The company offers 100% satisfaction guarantee.
The company offers a 90-night trial period. If you are not satisfied with the mattress within 90 nights, you may contact the company. They will send representatives to pick it up at your home and give your money back in full.
Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams 10-Inch Cooling Gel Mattress is manufactured in the USA and is made up of high-quality materials. The mattress is certified by the CertiPUR-US, so this is safe for your health. It is also made up of breathable materials; therefore it has minimal heat retention. It gives you a cool sleeping surface throughout the night. Since it has average firmness, most sleepers enjoy this mattress. The mattress also minimizes pressure point buildup, promotes proper spine alignment, and relieves pain. Though the mattress offers a lot of benefits, it is still affordable.