Brooklyn Bedding is one of the biggest names in the bed-in-a-box mattress movement. The Arizona-based company sells a wide range of sleep products under its name, including mattresses, pillows, sheets, blankets, foundations, bases, and mattress protectors. In addition to its main line, Brooklyn Bedding also has a number of sister brands that also sell mattresses and sleep products. DreamFoam is one of these brands.
Like Brooklyn Bedding, DreamFoam produces mattresses, pillows, sheets, blankets, foundations, bases, and mattress protectors. They also sell a mattress topper.
The DreamFoam mattress line consists of four main models: the Copper Dreams, the Elements Latex, the Chill Memory Foam, and the Arctic Dreams. The first three are all-foam models, while the Arctic Dreams comes in both all-foam and hybrid options. Compared to the other models in the product line, the Arctic Dreams falls towards the middle of the pack in terms of price-point. However, it is still very budget-friendly compared to similarly constructed mattresses.
This review will focus exclusively on the Arctic Dreams Hybrid Mattress, which is a hybrid model with a medium feel. It consists of a quilted cover, an Energex polyfoam comfort layer, a coil core, and a high-density polyfoam base. We’ll go over the bed’s construction, pricing, sizing, and performance in detail, and we’ll wrap up by summarizing customer reviews and company policies to help you make your decision.
The Arctic Dreams Hybrid is a hybrid model that rates around 5 on the 10-point firmness scale, which means it has a medium feel.
Its cover is made up of polyester, and .75 inch of foam is quilted in to cushion the sleep surface. A cooling panel helps regulate the surface temperature. The bed’s comfort layer uses 2.5 inches of Energex gel polyfoam. This material is engineered to combine memory foam’s contouring properties and latex’s responsiveness without trapping heat.
The core consists of 6 inches of pocketed coils. These springs add bounce, breathability, and deep compression support while moving independently of each other, thereby limiting motion transfer. The coil system rests on a 1-inch high-density polyfoam base to allow the springs to compress and add to the bed’s durability.
DreamFoam’s foams are CertiPUR-US certified, which means that they have been tested to be free of certain potential toxins, like lead, mercury, and formaldehyde.
The Arctic Dreams Hybrid is constructed of four main layers: a quilted cover with foam padding, an Energex polyfoam comfort layer, a pocketed coil core, and a high-density polyfoam base.
Quilted Polyester with 0.75″ Foam Padding
2.5” Gel Polyfoam (Energex)
6″ Pocketed Coils
1″ High-Density Base Polyfoam
Compared to the average price of a hybrid mattress, the Arctic Dreams Hybrid is exceptionally affordable. Most hybrid mattresses cost around $1,500-2,000 for a queen size, and some run upwards of $3,000. Shoppers looking to purchase a hybrid without breaking the bank may appreciate this value. If you’re looking to save more money, watch for Brooklyn Bedding’s frequent promotions.
The Arctic Dreams Hybrid is also available in a wider array of sizes than most mattresses. In addition to the six standard mattress sizes, the Arctic Dreams Hybrid comes in full XL, short queen, and RV bunk sizes. Two RV king sizes are also available. If none of these options will fit your bed frame or preferences, Brooklyn Bedding can produce custom sizes.
|Twin||38" x 75"||10"||N/A.||$299|
|Twin XL||38" x 80"||10"||N/A.||$399|
|Full||54" x 75"||10"||N/A.||$449|
|Full XL||54" x 80"||10"||N/A.||$499|
|Queen||60" x 80"||10"||70lbs.||$499|
|Short Queen||60" x 75"||10"||N/A.||$499|
|King||76" x 80"||10"||N/A.||$699|
|California King||72" x 84"||10"||N/A.||$699|
|Split California King||36" x 84" (2pc)||10"||N/A.||$399|
|RV Bunk||42" x 80"||10"||N/A.||$449|
|RV King||70" x 74"||10"||N/A.||$699|
|RV King||70" x 80"||10"||N/A.||$699|
Because of the bounce of their coil cores, hybrid mattresses don’t typically isolate motion to the same extent as all-foam models. The Arctic Dreams Hybrid isolates a moderate amount of motion, which is similar to many hybrids.
Its quilted cover and Energex polyfoam comfort layer absorb most surface-level vibrations, so sleepers should feel it whenever their partner moves. The core uses pocketed coils. While the pocketing limits the spread of motion between coils, it doesn’t completely eliminate it. The bounce from the spring layer could contribute to slight motion transfer, especially if your partner is prone to tossing and turning.
Hybrid models with significant comfort layers often have strong pressure-relieving properties, and the Arctic Dreams Hybrid follows that trend. A quilted cover cushions the surface of the bed, while the Energex polyfoam comfort layer shapes to the sleeper’s body to redistribute their weight and limit pressure buildup.
Because of their breathable cores, hybrid models typically regulate temperatures well. The Arctic Dreams Hybrid Mattress has several cooling features that put its temperature control in line with many other hybrids on the market.
The temperature regulation starts with a breathable cover that lets air circulate into the bed so that heat can escape. A cooling panel also helps keep the surface cool to the touch. The comfort layer consists of Energex polyfoam, which is more breathable than most memory foam. Ample airflow through the coil core provides additional heat dissipation.
Thanks to this strong temperature regulation, the Arctic Dreams Hybrid should be suitable for most people who tend to sleep hot.
The Arctic Dreams Hybrid Mattress has moderate edge support. Its coil core helps give the perimeter a more secure feel than standard all-foam models, so most sleepers should be able to sit or sleep near the edge of the bed without feeling like it’s collapsing under their weight. However, heavier individuals may notice more sagging.
Since many hybrid models have edge reinforcements that make their perimeters feel especially stable, the Arctic Dreams Hybrid’s edge support rating falls below those of many similarly constructed models on the market.
Thanks to their responsiveness, hybrid models are typically easier to move on than most all-foam models. The Arctic Dreams Hybrid performs similarly to most other hybrid models when it comes to ease of movement.
Its Energex polyfoam comfort layer cradles the body like memory foam, but it tends to regain its shape more quickly when the sleeper moves. This should prevent them from feeling trapped in the bed. The Energex polyfoam comfort layer and pocketed coil core also give the bed some bounce, further enhancing the ease of movement.
Sleepers who have difficulty getting in and out of bed and those who tend to change positions during the night may benefit from a mattress that’s easy to move on, like the Arctic Dreams Hybrid.
Couples frequently prefer the bounce of a coil layer for sex, earning hybrid models high marks in this performance category.
The Arctic Dreams Hybrid has several features that may make it a good surface for sex. Contouring from its quilted cover and Energex polyfoam comfort layer can give couples traction, while its coil core provides bounce.
While the Arctic Dreams Hybrid Mattress performs well, it may not be as conducive to sex as some hybrid models. This is because its medium feel may not provide as much support as some couples prefer.
Off-gassing smells typically occur when odors from the manufacturing process linger in the mattress and release into your room after the mattress is unpacked. This is most common in mattresses that contain synthetic foams, especially those that ship compressed.
Like any new mattress, the Arctic Dreams may have some initial odor. Due to its breathable design, it should finish airing out relatively quickly, potentially within the first 24 hours after unpacking.
While off-gassing odors are typically considered harmless, owners who are sensitive to smells may choose to leave their new mattress in a separate well-ventilated room until it has aired out.
The Arctic Dreams Hybrid Mattress’s medium feel is on the softer end of the average range most sleepers tend to prefer, making it a good match for most side sleepers. People who sleep on their sides usually need a softer mattress than those who sleep on their backs and stomachs so that their hips and shoulders don’t press too hard against the sleep surface.
A side sleeper’s hips and shoulders can sink into the Arctic Dreams Hybrid’s 2.5-inch Energex polyfoam comfort layer, spreading out the weight of their body to relieve pressure buildup while promoting good spinal alignment. The quilted cover also cushions the surface of the bed for added plushness and comfort.
Side sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds are likely to sleep most comfortably on the Arctic Dreams Hybrid. The bed should cradle their shoulders and hips without letting them sag. Individuals who weigh more than 230 pounds should also get a good balance of pressure relief and support, but their hips might dip into the bed a bit more than optimal, which could affect their spinal alignment.
A back sleeper usually needs a relatively flat, stable surface to support their natural spinal alignment, but their hips should ideally sink in just a little. The Arctic Dreams Hybrid’s 2.5-inch Energex polyfoam comfort layer gently cradles a back sleeper’s hips, while its supportive coil core limits midsection sinkage that could put the sleeper’s spine out of alignment.
Because of its medium feel, the Arctic Dreams Hybrid is likely to be softer than ideal for back sleepers who weigh over 130 pounds. Those who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds shouldn’t experience much, if any, spinal strain, but those who weigh more than 230 pounds may notice more significant sagging that could put a strain on their lumbar regions. Back sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds should enjoy ample support paired with comfortable contouring.
Stomach sleepers are typically more prone to aches and pains as a result of their sleep position than any other group. While no mattress is likely to erase the potential drawbacks from stomach sleeping, a mattress can minimize them by supporting the sleeper’s midsection enough to prevent it from sinking in more deeply than the rest of their body and straining the lumbar area.
The Arctic Dreams Hybrid’s quilted cover and Energex polyfoam comfort layer cushion the surface of the bed, and its coil core gives deep compression support.
As stomach sleepers generally need a firmer mattress to support their spinal alignment, the Arctic Dreams Hybrid’s medium feel may be too soft for some. Those who weigh less than 230 pounds should get enough support to rest comfortably, but their hips and bellies may pull their midsections more deeply into the mattress than the rest of their bodies. This effect is likely to be more pronounced for stomach sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds, potentially contributing to lumbar strain.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
|Side Sleepers||Excellent||Very Good||Good|
|Stomach Sleepers||Very Good||Good||Fair|
Buying a mattress online can be daunting if you haven’t tried the bed in person, but it doesn’t have to be. Reading customer reviews is one of the easiest ways to determine some of the potential benefits and drawbacks of a mattress and decide whether it’s a good option for you. Reviews are subjective and sometimes conflict with each other, but looking for common opinions between reviews might help you envision how a mattress will feel to you.
The Arctic Dreams Hybrid Mattress garners mostly positive feedback from customers. Owners are often most impressed by the mattress’s quality given its low price point. Others also say that it stays cool throughout the night.
Like most mattress models, many of the customers who weren’t satisfied with their purchase attribute their dissatisfaction to the firmness level. Some customers say that the bed is too soft, while others feel it is too firm. A few customers also feel the mattress isn’t as durable as they’d like, and others say it feels hot to them.
The Arctic Dreams Hybrid Mattress ships within the United States and Canada.
The Arctic Dreams Hybrid is available through the Arctic Dreams website, Amazon, and Walmart. Note that mattresses purchased through third-party sellers may not be eligible for the same trial policy and warranty as those purchased directly from Brooklyn Bedding.
Brooklyn Bedding also has brick-and-mortar showrooms in Austin, TX; Bozeman, MT; Chicago, IL; Edina, MN; New York, NY; Ogden, UT; and several cities in Arizona.
Customers located in the contiguous United States can take advantage of free shipping. Prices start at $125 per mattress for shipping to Alaska and Hawaii and $250 per mattress for orders to Canada.
The company usually constructs each mattress after an order is placed. This process generally takes 7-10 business days. Shipping takes an additional 3-7 business days. In total, most mattresses arrive 12-20 business days after the order was placed.
Mattresses typically ship via FedEx or UPS. The package is delivered to the customer’s door, and the customer brings it in, unpacks the mattress, and sets it up. Since the package is rather large, new owners might want to have another person help move it or use a dolly or moving straps.
Brooklyn Bedding recommends that a customer unpack their mattress within three weeks of receiving it to ensure rapid expansion. To set up the mattress, just take the compressed mattress out of the box, place it on the front of the bed frame, and carefully remove the plastic covering. It should complete most of its decompression process in a few minutes, but the mattress could take up to 24 hours to fully regain its shape.
White Glove delivery and old mattress removal are not currently available for the Arctic Dreams Hybrid.
The Arctic Dreams Hybrid comes with a 120-night sleep trial. New owners must try their mattress for at least 30 nights before returning it. After 30 days, Brooklyn Bedding will provide a free mattress topper if the mattress feels too firm. If the bed still isn’t right for you, you can return it for a full refund of the purchase price. Typically, the company asks that you donate the mattress to a local charity, many of which offer mattress pickup.
The Arctic Dreams Hybrid Mattress comes with a 10-year warranty policy that protects against defects and deterioration in the foam, defects that cause the foam to crack or split, indentations over 1-inch deep, and sagging. Brooklyn Bedding will repair or replace mattresses it deems to have qualifying defects.
To be eligible for warranty coverage, the damage must not be caused by misuse, improper handling, or the use of an inappropriate foundation. Mattresses must also not have been compressed for 60 days or more, and they must be free of staining, burns, and abuse.
This policy extends to the original mattress owner, and proof of purchase is required. Additional terms and conditions apply.