Dreamfoam arctic dreams 10-inch cooling gel mattress

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9 Total Score
Dreamfoam bedding arctic dreams cooling gel mattress review

This mattress introduces a cooling technology, supportive memory foam, and lacks harmful chemicals other foam beds included. It is the perfect mattress for anyone who wants the best value of mattress at the best price.  We give this mattress a 9 out of 10 stars.

Pain Relief
Edge Support
Off Gassing
Back Sleeping
Side Sleeping
Stomach Sleeping
Warranty & Support
  • Manufactured in the USA
  • CertiPUR US certified
  • Heat retention cycle eliminated
  • Perfect balance of bounce with minimal motion transfer
  • 10 year warranty
  • 90 night trial period
  • Full money back guarantee
  • Significantly more affordable than similar mattresses
  • Off-gassing
  • Not sold in stores so you cannot try it before purchasing it

A common concern which prevents people from getting a restorative and restful night’s sleep is overheating. The temperature of the body increases while you sleep, and that extra heat can sometimes remain inside of your mattress.  When body heat gets trapped inside of your mattress the temperature of your sleeping surface rises, and when your sleep surface is warmer your body temperature rises.  This cycle compounds until you wake up hot and uncomfortable. This induces is hyperventilation, lower oxygen levels and uncomfortable sleeping conditions.

Dream Foam, a trusted mattress manufacturer, set out to solve night time overheating.  They developed the Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel Mattress. This mattress was specially designed to reduce heat retention to avoid night time waking due to elevated body temperatures.  The use of a relatively new material called Energex material, a viscoelastic foam, is very effective at dissipating body heat. Dream Foam went a step further and infused this mattress with cooling gel.  Energex dissipates body heat so your mattress does not trap heat.  The cycle that leads to overheating is effectively stopped before it starts.  The manufacturers wrapped the layers of foam in a highly breathable cover, allowing the Dream Foam Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel mattress to provide a consistently cool and comfortable sleeping surface.

The inherent nature of a foam sleeping surface removes the uncomfortable pressure points traditional innerspring mattresses create.  This mattress is manufactured right here in USA and it boasts the prestigious CertiPUR US Certification. This mattress truly delivers on its claim of fantastic night of sleep.  This buyer’s guide will provide you the information you need to decide if this mattress suits your particular needs.

We reviewed the Dream Foam Arctic Dreams Gel Memory Foam mattress based on the most relevant mattress criteria.  We use the same criteria when testing and reviewing all of our mattresses.


The Dream Foam Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel mattress has three separate layers.  The first layer is soft foam, the second layer is Energex gel foam, and the third layer is a base layer of support foam.  These three layers combined equal 10 inches of customized comfort for restorative sleep.

The Top Layer

The incredibly soft top layer of the Arctic Dreams mattress measures in at .75 inches.  As you make contact with the mattress this foam cradles the individual shape of your body.  It also relieves pressure points and reduces pain. This is a highly breathable layer of foam supporting the mattresses ability to dissipate heat.

The Middle Layer

The middle layer of the Dream Foam Arctic Dreams mattress is a full 3 inches of Energex gel foam. This new foam material has latex-like properties. It offers the same level of bounce as latex; however, it is significantly more comfortable and supportive. This mattress is unique in that this layer has been infused with a cooling gel.  The cooling gel absorbs body heat prevents the cycle of overheating.

The Third Layer

The bottom layer of the Dream Foam Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel mattress is 6.25 inches of base support foam. The base layer acts as the mattress’s foundation. It provides support for the two upper layers and allows the mattress retain its shape.  This layer also gives the sleeper deep compression support.  It is ideal for heavier sleepers to experience this deep compression support because it provides additional pressure relief and prevents pain.


The three layers of the Dream Foam Arctic Dreams mattress are encompassed in a cover that is made with a blend of cotton and stretch polyester.  This soft and stretchy combination of fabrics is breathable and flexible which also supports the mattresses ability to reduce heat retention. This impressive cover quickly returns to its original shape when pulled and stretched.

The cover’s design is basic. The top and sides are white, and you’ll notice a blue trim connecting the seams that meet along the edges.

The Arctic Dreams Cooling Memory Foam mattress from Dream Foam is a mattress of medium firmness.  Firmness is subjective and really a matter of opinion, but if we had to use a firmness scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the softest and 10 being the firmest, we give this mattress a score of 5.  This middle of the road firmness was purposeful in that the manufacturers strive to meet the needs of the average sleeper. This mattress will suit those who aren’t looking for a mattress that is too soft or too hard.

Overall, we found the Dream Foam Arctic Dreams mattress to be very comfortable. This mattress offers sleepers a perfect balance between body contouring, deep compression support, and pressure point relief. Body weight evenly distributes across the mattress to virtually eliminate the buildup of pressure innerspring mattresses cause.  This mattress keeps the spine in proper alignment all night long leading to reduced pain.

Consistent with the properties of foam, motion transfer is minimized with this mattress.  If you are sharing a bed there is no disruption when that person moves during the night or when that person enters or exits the bed. This certainly adds to the overall comfort that the mattress delivers.

Pain Relief and Support

The Arctic Dreams mattress by Dream Foam promotes the alleviation of pain through proper body alignment. When the body’s weight is evenly distributed the buildup of pressure points is virtually eliminated at those key areas of the body.  The back, the neck, the shoulders and the side are supported throughout the night without pressure.  If you’ve been sleeping on an innerspring mattress and you experience pressure point related pain, you should notice a significant improvement in your level of pain while sleeping on this mattress.  If you are heavier than the average sleeper we would be remiss not to mention that heavier sleepers tend to report this bed leaves something to be desired in terms of pain relief and support. It may not adequately absorb the body weight of heavier individuals which actually results in a buildup of pressure on key points in the body.

Heat Retention

The main goal of this mattress is to reduce heat retention and break the cycle of increased body temperature.  This mattress does a good job of reducing heat buildup. Consumers commonly remark on the heat retention issue that comes with foam mattresses. The properties inherent to foam tend to draw in and trap body heat inside the top and middle layers of the mattress.  As we previously discuss in this guide, it increases the temperature of the mattress, and thereby increases the temperature of the sleeper. The Energex foam material used in this mattress significantly reduces the retention of heat.  The mattress is consistently kept at a cooler temperature throughout the night.

Off Gassing

Another common complaint with new mattresses is off-gassing.  Off-gassing refers to the unpleasant chemical odor noticeable when a mattress is unsealed.  Certain chemicals are used in the production of the foams, and those chemicals can have a very noticeable odor to them. Those odors can sometimes become trapped inside the foam but usually dissipate when given the opportunity to sit in a well-ventilated area.

With the Dream Foam Arctic Dreams mattress, we did notice that distinct chemical odor when we first received it. The odor was not completely off-putting, but if you are bothered by the odor you should let it air out before you use it.  It only took a few hours of the mattress in a room with the windows open and the odor was gone.  This mattress is CertiPUR US certified, which means it has been verified that it does not use any toxic chemicals during manufacturing; as such, any odor that you might experience will not be hazardous to your health.


Another common concern this mattress address is the energy exerted during intimacy.  We were quite pleased with the level of bounce and spring the Arctic Dreams mattress offers.  The Energex foam layer offers a very nice level of bounce, which is preferable for intimate activities.  You’ll probably be exerting more energy than you would on a traditional innerspring mattress, but you will not have to use an excessive level of energy.  Even with the level bounce back, this mattress’s ability to minimize motion transfer was impressive.  Movement from your partner during the night or getting in and out of bed will not disturb the sleeping partner.

Sleeping Position Ratings

Each sleep position requires a different type of support in different locations to be comfortable. When the weight of the body compresses in different areas for different sleeping positions, a sleeper can experience increased pain if their mattress is not adequately supportive of their particular sleeping position.

We rated the Arctic Dreams Cooling Foam mattress from Dream Foam for every sleeping position.

Back Sleepers

If you are a back sleeper you will find that Dream Foam designed their Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel mattress to evenly distribute body weight throughout. Back sleepers generally report this mattress to be comfortable and supportive.  With the medium degree of firmness, back sleepers should find that it offers just the right amount of hug with just the right amount of support.

Stomach Sleepers

Stomach sleepers also report positive experiences and enjoy this mattress. The top layer of foam offers body contour while the Energex gel foam layer provides bounce and support to prevent stomach sleepers from feeling as if they engulfed and trapped in the mattress.  Stomach sleepers develop pressure buildup in their neck and shoulders, but this mattress keeps the spine in proper alignment and evenly distributes weight to virtually eliminate pressure point buildup and resulting pain.

Side Sleepers

This mattress gets a gold star from side sleepers too.  Similar to stomach sleepers, the pressure build up occurs for side sleepers in the hips, shoulders, and neck.  The combination of materials in the layers of this mattress offers just enough contour and support to prevent buildup of pressure points.  This is particularly important for side sleepers because they tend to concentrate their weight to one side of the body.

Bed Frame Compatibility

The Dream Foam Bedding Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel mattress is truly versatile.  The manufacturer has designed it to be compatible with all types of bed frames, including:

  • Platform beds
  • Box springs
  • Convertible beds
  • Slatted beds

This mattress can be used with any frame, but we found it best to use it on a platform bed or a frame that has evenly spaced slats no further than 3 inches apart.  You’ll also want to protect this investment and make sure that your bed frame is made of a durable material like a high quality metal or solid wood.  If your frame is fully supported, your mattress will have the ability to fully support you so that you can enjoy the benefits that it provides.

Warranty, Guarantee and Trial Period

The manufacturer offers a 10 year, limited warranty. If you experience any issue with the mattress due to a manufacturing defect, contact the company. They will either repair or replace it for you.

Guarantee:  Full money back guarantee

 Trial Period:  Because the sales strategy does not allow a consumer to try it before buying it, the manufacturer instead offers a 90 night trial period. If you are not happy with the Arctic Dreams mattress from Dream Foam, contact the manufacturer and they will arrange to pick the mattress up and will fully refund your money.


The Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel mattress from Dream Foam is made in the USA and manufactured with high quality foam materials. They have earned a CertiPUR US certification for this mattress.  It is highly breathable and remains cool and comfortable throughout the night preventing you from becoming overheated and uncomfortable. Its medium firmness is intended to please the majority of average sleepers. The reduction of pressure point buildup maintains proper spinal alignment and minimizes pain that would result from poor support. Combined with this mattress’s affordability, trial period and money back guarantee we find this to be an excellent value.

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Is This Mattress Right For You?

If you are looking for a bed that is medium in firmness, prevents heat retention, provides pressure relief and support, reduces pain, and does not cost a small fortune than this mattress is for your.

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