Dreamfoam Arctic Dreams 10-Inch Cooling Gel Mattress Review
The Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams 10-Inch Cooling Gel Mattress has been designed and constructed to enable a very cool and comfortable sleep experience in the night. It makes use of a highly advanced form of viscoelastic foam called Energex. Normally, memory foam mattresses which contain the regular viscoelastic memory foam have slow recovery times. This brand of foam provides very quick recovery and response. This way, Energex has managed to bridge the gap in terms of quick response time between the slow recovering viscoelastic memory foam and latex material. The mattress is cool, open, and responds very quickly due to its advanced polymer structure. It has been designed as a great alternative to the use of coil springs or latex. It has all the great qualities of viscoelastic memory foam like relieving pressure points.
Materials and Construction
The Arctic Dreams 10″ Cooling Gel Mattress has been constructed with very high-quality materials. On the top, there is a 0.75-inch soft quilted layer which is quite breathable and enables air circulation which wicks away sweat and moisture, thus helping to keep the mattress cool and dry. This is immediately followed by the top foam layer of the mattress, which is a 2.5-inch thick layer of Energex, which enables a very quick recovery time. The bottom layer is a 7.5-inch thick polyurethane foam of high density which acts as a strong and sturdy support base. On an overall basis, the mattress is not very cool to touch, but it does regulate temperature and disperses the body heat to enable the desired temperature to regulate sleep environment.
Energex which comprises the top 2.5-inch layer of foam in this mattress is a perfect alternative to the regular viscoelastic memory foam as it is energetic enough to have a very quick recovery time besides featuring all the characteristics of the regular memory foam. Thus, anyone using it would never complain that its recovery is slow. It is a great visco alternative and it is being produced and used all around the world in such end-use applications as soft mattresses and high-performance seating. There are many people in the world who do not want to use springs, but they also do not like the slow responsiveness of the regular visco elastic memory foam. As such, they look for a product which is both quick in terms of response time and has got the features of the viscoelastic memory foam. A lot of such people often start using latex. While latex offs a high degree of liveliness in the mattress and has got a very quick recovery, yet, the pressure mapping qualities of layer leaves a lot to be desired. The pressure mapping of latex is not as good as that of the regular visco-elastic memory foam.
Energex is ideal as it offers a solution which lies somewhere in between the use of the regular viscoelastic memory foam on the one hand and the use of latex material on the other. Energex is cool, open as well as very quick in its response. The polymer structure of this branded material offers a great alternative, which is superior and lies in between using latex or springs as well. It is noteworthy to mention here that Energex has got superior pressure relieving characteristics as well. It can be thought of as a regular viscoelastic memory foam which has been made extra bouncy and responsive. It can provide comfort and proper bounce in a wide range of temperatures. The normal viscoelastic memory foam tends to stiffen during the cold nights in the winter; however, Energex has got special features which enable its glass transition temperature (Tg) to enable it to perform perfectly well in a very wide temperature range. However, it is known to soften a bit when subjected to high temperatures. This leads to a lot of comfort for anyone sleeping on it as it provides a high degree of pressure relief at elevated temperatures. Energex can be best described as ‘energetic viscoelastic memory foam.’
Energex has got a density of 3.75 ± 0.81 lb/ft3, and its hardness is 0.32 ± .06 psi. This energetic viscoelastic memory foam is produced with a wide range of properties which allow it. The unique thermal, as well as ergonomic control enabled by this innovative material, enables it to quickly adapt to the individual needs of the sleeper and leads to a very comfortable, deep, and sound sleep. The material has got the ability to match the body curves, and it also responds quite well to body heat. Energex can be differentiated from other regular viscoelastic foams because it combines the properties of the High-Resilience (HR) foams and the ability of the memory foam to take the shape of the body and this ensures that sleep partners are protected against each other’s movements. The Energex foam is designed and constructed in such a way that it ‘remembers’ the shape of the body. It also does not vitrify when the temperatures are low. It does not harden, and this is a great feature which allows it to be used during all seasons with comfort and ease. When the temperature rises, the Energex foam uniformly distributes pressure and attains high elastic properties. This foam does not produce any ‘sinking’ or ‘drowning’ effect as well. It is possible to; roll over’ the Energex mattress surface without any difficulty.
The blending of the three properties described above allows Energex layer in the mattress to relax muscles and relieve muscle tension. This enables a very comfortable and deep sleep, and the sleep microenvironment created around Energex can be termed as very comfortable. Energex has got an open cell structure which allows it to breathe. In conjunction with the breathable cover, this layer of mattress wicks away sweat and moisture and provide a very cool, comfortable, airy, clean, and pressure-relieving sleep experience. This is used extensively for many applications which include bedding, and home textiles as well. The mattress is virtually odorless because of this branded foam, and it helps to enhance the sleep quality as a result of the high breathability, coolness, temperature regulation, and comfort it provides.
Energex is developed and produced with the help of the cutting-edge Strut Reinforcing Technology (SRT). It concentrates on the reinforcement of the cell structure rather than the formation of membranes. This makes the material very long-lasting and robust. The solution is highly innovative, and it enables Avery high strength in the regular viscoelastic memory foams as well as in the HR foams. The compression set of these materials is very low. Energex is produced in various stiffnesses as well as densities to allow its use in a wide variety of products. The end products have got very high strength as well as damping capabilities. Energex is ideal for use in mattresses where a transition is required. It can be inserted between a comfortable layer and the support layer of foam. In this mattress, it lies between the breathable and comfortable quilted cover and the support foam base. This insertion allows the Energex layer to optimize the pressure distribution on the surface of the mattress.
When Energex is compared with the conventional viscoelastic memory foam or HR-foam, it performs as important reliability and quality indicator. It distributes hardness and density along with the height narrowly. For Energex, the residual height loss which occurs during the ASTM 90% compression test is below or equal to a maximum 1.5%. Energex has got good air permeability, itis eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, certified, durable, and thermoregulating. It produces an excellent cooling effect.
The Energex layer is also complemented by a Titanium Gel in this mattress, which produces an extraordinary cooling effect on the mattress. The infusion of gel into memory foam makes it extra breathable as the gel-infused int it allows enhancing the air circulation through it. The airflow resulting from this infusion keeps the mattress cool and dry. The mattress is also kept very clean and sanitary. This way, as it does not allow moisture, which could lead to the build-up of microorganisms like bacteria, etc. Allergens and dust mites are also not allowed to thrive within the mattress. This makes this mattress highly suitable for people who are allergy-prone. They can sleep on this mattress and wake up without any skin rashes or stuffed noses.
The high-density support foam base provides the required support to the body and keeps it from sinking or drowning into the mattress. It supports the head, shoulders, hips, and the neck. The support foam is high-density foam, and normally high-density foams are classified as those who have a density higher than 5 lb./ft3. With such a high density, the support foam layer also does not allow any dust mites to live within the mattress, unlike traditional spring mattress which has spaces inside which are used by dust mites to thrive in hundreds of thousands or even up to a million in a single traditional spring mattress. The use of high-density foam as a base layer not only provides the required support ut also reinforces the hypoallergenic nature of the mattress.
|Dreamfoam Arctic Dreams 10-Inch Cooling Gel Mattress – Highlights|
|Warranty:||Ten years limited warranty|
|Type:||All Foam Mattress (Energex foam and high-density support foam)|
|Sizes Available:||Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Short Queen, Queen, King and California King s|
|Ideal for:||All sleepers whether they sleep on the side, back or stomach. Also for people with allergies and those who require a quick response mattress.|
|Quality of Materials:||CertiPUR-US Certified|
|Differentiators||Very Cool, Moisture wicking, temperature regulating, hypoallergenic, quick recovery and response, and supportive.|
|Comparable Mattresses:||Dreamfoam Bedding Doze 11″ Plush Pillow Top Mattress,|
Comfort & Ergonomics
The Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel 10-inch Mattress has been constructed as a very comfortable mattress as it offers both coolness and comfort at the same time. Due to the use of a quilted and breathable cover, the microenvironment on top of the mattress is cool and dry. The breathability associated with the cover enables the sweat and moisture to be wicked away. This enables a very comfortable sleep experience. This is further boosted by the blending of Titanium Gel in the 2.5-inch layer of Energex. This infusion raises the coolness to the next level and enables a very deep and sound sleep in the night. The gel-infusion opens up the structure of the memory foam to the extent that it becomes very clean, sanitary, hypoallergenic, and cool. The gel infusion ensures a microclimate which is free of allergens and dust mites and allows people who are prone to allergies to enjoy a very comfortable rest on this mattress. This property of the top layer of memory foam is further reinforced by the high-density support foam layer which also, does not permit dust mites to live to thrive within the mattress quite unlike a traditional spring mattress.
The foams used in this mattress are independently tested by a third-party laboratory and are CertiPUR-US certified. This certification guarantees that the foams used in it are high quality in terms of their contents and performance. The certification ensures that the foams are free of any harmful chemicals such as PBDEs, ozone depleters, TCEP, phthalates, flame retardants, formaldehyde, etc. and Lead, Mercury, and heavy metals. All of these are regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The CertiPUR-US certification guarantees that the foams emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in a controlled manner, and the emissions are well within limits. This ensures room air cleanliness and promotes health and wellness at home.
The Energex layer also increases the comfort level by energizing the memory foam layer. It enables quick recovery and the dullness, and slow response of the regular viscoelastic memory foam layer is eliminated. It is replaced by a quick responding and quick recovery Energex foam which allows the sleeper to roll over on the memory foam layer without facing any difficulty. This adds to the comfort level. Moreover, the ergonomics of the mattress, which result from the body-conforming and pressure relieving properties of memory foam allow a lot of comforts as well. They reduce the stress on the hips and shoulders, especially for the side sleepers and support and give comfort to the other types of sleepers as well. The support foam base is instrumental in ensuring that the comfort level is maintained through sustained support to the hips, shoulders, neck, and the head. Thus, a combination of factors resulting from the breathability of the top cover, the high breathability, hypoallergenic nature and quick response of the Titanium Gel infused a 2.5-inch layer of Energex foam and the support and hypoallergenic nature of the 7.5-inch layer of the support foam base combine to provide a high level of comfort. They enable a sleep microenvironment, which is cool, comfortable, temperature regulating, moisture-wicking, hypoallergenic, and highly supportive. The final result of all these properties is the ultimate comfort provided by this mattress.
Durability and Warranty
The durability of the Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams 10-Inch Cooling Gel Mattress is high. The durability of any product is directly related to the quality of the materials used in its construction as well as its build-quality. The mattress has been constructed in the United States and posses a mark of quality. The quality of materials used in it is guaranteed. All the foams used in this mattress are CertiPUR-US certified, which means they are free of any harmful chemicals. These foams also have very low VOC emissions, and these are within acceptable limits as they are well under control. The foams are also devoid from the presence of any organisms which cause allergies or harm to sensitive skin. The hypoallergenic nature of the top foam layer, as well as that of the high-density support foam base, is instrumental in ensuring that this mattress is not just free of harmful chemicals, but it also does not let alleges and dust mites to live and thrive in it either. This leads to higher durability of the mattress as it is clean and sanitary.
The top foam layer is a robust and strong foam layer, which has a long life, and the infusion of the gel makes it even more durable. The support foam base is high-density foam, and the higher the density of the foam, the better is its quality and the more durable it is. The high-density foam base is responsible for the structural integrity of the mattress and keeps it from disintegrating. The mattress is, therefore, quite robust and sturdy despite being soft and comfortable. The support base has got the required strength and structural integrity to provide a high level of support to the body and also ensure that the mattress would last for a very long time. The maintenance of the mattress is an important consideration as well, and it must be ensured that the mattress is protected from heat to ensure that it would continue to have body contouring and pressure relieving properties. As such, the use of electric blankets and a heating pad is not recommended.
The mattress needs to be spot cleaned if required by using water-based products only. Bleach or any other harsh chemical should never be used. If the mattress gets a large spill and soaks in it, a piece of cloth can be used to ooze out the liquid by pressing on it. Afterward, it can be cleaned and dried. The mattress should always be placed on a very solid foundation or bed frame so that it is never allowed to sag. Sagging can cause permanent damage to the mattress. The mattress should also be held properly by the bed frame or the foundation as it should not be allowed to wobble or slide. With such maintenance and care, the mattress would last for a very long time.
The manufacturer of this mattress offers a 10-year limited warranty to the purchaser of this mattress. The limited warranty covers defects due to materials and workmanship, and the warranty starts from the date the mattress is purchased. The warranty claim requires the production of the original purchase receipt. The limited warranty does not cover any damage that occurs during transportation or because of mishandling. It also does not cover any issues resulting from spillage of liquids, wear and tear, cuts, burns, etc. It is important to mention here that this mattress needs to be upright at all times during its use. It must not be flipped as the flip side has got the high-density support foam base and it is not designed to be used as a sleep surface on this mattress. The sleep surface allows for comfort, breathability, and coolness.
The Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel Mattress is 10-inch thick. This height is added to the height of the base of the bed frame or foundation base to get the total height. In case, different total height of the sleep system is desired, a low bed frame or foundation could be used. The mattress is available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Short Queen, Queen, King, and California King sizes. The Twin size is 74 x 60 x 10 inches in size and weighs 35.8 lbs. The Twin XL size weighs 39.5 lbs. And is 79 x 60 x 10 inches in size. The Full-size mattress is 74 x 60 x 10 inches and weighs 52.6 lbs. The Full XL size has got dimensions of 79 x 60 x 10 inches, and its weight is 53.5 lbs. The Short Queen size is 79 x 60 x 10 inches and weighs 56 lbs. The Queen size weighs 60 lbs. And its product dimensions are 79 x 60 x 10 inches. The Kingsize weighs 78.8 bs. And its dimensions are 79 x 60 x 10 inches. Finally, the California King size is 83 x 60 x 10 inches, and it weighs 73 lbs.
Who is it Ideal for?
The Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams Cooling Gel Mattress can be used by all types of sleepers regardless of whether they sleep on their sides, back or the stomach. The mattress is also good for people with allergies and for those who have sensitive skin as it is hypoallergenic. It would especially please those who want a quick recovery and responsive mattress.
- The mattress has got a soft and breathable quilted cover.
- The mattress has got a quick recovery and quick response upper layer of foam.
- The mattress allows a very cool, moisture-wicking, and temperature regulating sleep environment.
- The mattress has been equipped with Titanium Gel infusion and Energex
- The mattress has got a 7.5-inch thick layer of high-density support foam.
- The mattress is hypoallergenic.
- The mattress offers a high level of comfort and support.
- The mattress might not be suitable for very heavy people.
- The mattress appears a bit too form to some people.
The Dreamfoam Bedding Arctic Dreams 10-Inch Cooling Gel Mattress is cool, moisture-wicking, temperature regulating, soft, comfortable, hypoallergenic, and supportive. It has got a quick recovery and quick responsiveness. It allows the sleeper to roll on the mattress without any issues. For anyone looking for a 10-inch mattress that packs both comfort and support in a cool and comfortable sleep environment with a quick recovery, this is a good mattress.