Helix Midnight Luxe vs DreamCloud Premier Hybrid: Which luxury hybrid should you buy?

A Helix Midnight Luxe mattress in a room (left) and a DreamCloud Premier Rest Hybrid mattress in a room (right)
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When it comes to buying the best luxury hybrid mattress, the helix Midnight Luxe and the DreamCloud Premier are two of the most popular contenders. Both offer a plush yet supportive sleep surface for a deeply restful sleep experience. But how to choose between them? 

In this Helix Midnight Luxe vs the DreamCloud Premier mattress comparison, we will explore the key differences between these two luxury hybrid beds, including design, support and price. Like many of the best mattresses, these are hybrid beds, which means they are crafted from a combination of coils and foam. 

Price-wise, there is a significant difference between the two. Taking into account current mattress sales, a queen size Helix Midnight Luxe costs $1,899, while right now a queen size DreamCloud Premier Hybrid is $949. However, the Memorial Day mattress sales in May will likely drive the price of the Helix down further. But which is the best mattress for you? Let's take a closer look.

Helix Midnight Luxe:$1,373.80

Helix Midnight Luxe: from $1,373.80 $1,099 at Helix
The Helix Midnight Luxe is a premium mattress designed especially for side sleepers, providing cloud-like cushioning thanks to the inclusion of a plush pillow top, which provides outstanding pressure relief across the shoulders, hips and knees. Helix sales typically range between 20% and 25% off, with the latter reserved for major sale events. The current 20% off deal knocks a queen size bed down to $1,899, plus you'll get two pillows thrown in with your purchase. It's a good price, but it's worth waiting for Memorial Day is you want the best price. 

DreamCloud Premier Hybrid: $1,832

DreamCloud Premier Hybrid: from $1,832 $949 at DreamCloud Sleep
The DreamCloud Premier Hybrid offers a similar luxurious sleep feel to the Helix Midnight Luxe, but at a more affordable price. Unlike the Helix, the DreamCloud is more suited to back sleepers, thanks to its medium-firm comfort. DreamCloud sales fluctuate between 40% and 50% off, with the current discount offering 50% off the Premier Hybrid mattress. This brings the price of a queen down to just $949, which is an excellent price for a mattress of this quality. 

Helix Midnight Luxe vs DreamCloud Premier Hybrid mattress: Specs

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Row 0 - Cell 0 Helix Midnight LuxeDreamCloud Premier
Inernal layers:56
Firmness (1-10):5.5/106.5/10
Trial:200 nights365 nights
Warranty: 15 yeatsLifetime
Price (MSRP):From $1,373.89From $1,832

Helix Midnight Luxe vs DreamCloud Premier Hybrid mattress: Price, trial, and warranty

  • Helix Midnight Luxe is usually discounted by 20% - 25%
  • Evergreen DreamCloud sales mean discounts of 40% - 50%
  • DreamCloud offers a 365-night mattress trial, Helix a 200-night trial

At MSRP, the Helix Midnight Luxe queen is $2,373. However, a current 20% off Helix mattress sale drives that price down to $1,899. Helix sales fluctuate between 20% and 25%, with the latter reserved for major sale events. As well as the discount, you can also expect to get a bedding bundle thrown in with your purchase (typically two free pillows, but occasionally an entire bedding set).

A queen size DreamCloud Premier Hybrid has a similar MSRP $1,832 but, like Helix, you'll never have to pay full price. The DreamCloud mattress sale tends to knock at least 40% off the price of the bed, and we've recently seen the 50% off sale crop up more and more frequently. Generally, you should be able to get a queen for around $1,000 ort under. This is an exceptional price for luxury mattress that offers the kind of comfort you'd expect to find in a hotel.

In addition, the DreamCloud comes with a 365-night trial and a forever warranty, as well as free standard shipping and returns. You can upgrade to Premium In-Home Setup for $199 (DreamCloud's take on white glove delivery). The Helix Midnight Luxe comes with a 200-night trial and a 15 year warranty, plus free shipping and returns. While it isn't bad, it pales in comparison to the DreamCloud extras. 

Helix Midnight Luxe vs DreamCloud Premier Hybrid mattress: Materials & design

  • Helix Midnight Luxe is a 13.5" hybrid with five internal layers
  • DreamCloud Premier is a 13" hybrid with six internal layers
  • Helix Midnight Luxe available with cooling cover upgrade

Both the Helix Midnight Luxe and the DreamCloud Premier are hybrid mattresses, featuring a combination of springs and foam layers. The Helix Midnight Luxe is the taller mattress, measuring 13.5 inches. But standing 13 inches deep, the DreamCloud is only marginally shallower, and we consider both beds to be thick mattresses.

Overall, both beds have a similar basic designs. Like many of the best hybrid mattresses, both feature upper layers of comfort foams, before a layer of transitional foam, then a layer of springs, before a final layer of stabilizing foam. 

However, within that basic design there are certain features worth noting. The Helix has two layers of comfort foam: a response foam, designed for cradling comfort, and a layer of copper gel memory foam, for improved temperature regulation. The DreamCloud has three layers of comfort foams before you reach the supportive transition foam. But add on Helix' plush pillow top cover, and you'll find the Midnight Luxe has the overall softer feel. 

Exploded diagram showing layers of Helix Midnight Luxe mattress

(Image credit: Helix)

Both beds use individually wrapped coils, to help limit motion transfer, which means that restless sleepers who share a bed shouldn't be easily disturbed. The Helix Midnight Luxe contains zoned support coils – they feel firmer at the center to support he hips, and softer at the head to cushion the shoulder. DreamCloud, on the other hand, focuses reinforcement at the edge, with thicker coils running along the perimeter. This increased edge support prevents the mattress from sinking at the sides.

The Helix Midnight Luxe comes with two cover options: the standard moisture-wicking TENCEL cover or an upgraded GlacioTex cooling cover (which we'll cover in the temperature control section below). The DreamCloud Premier only comes with one cover, but it is made from a breathable cashmere blend cover.

The DreamCloud Premier Hybrid also comes with handles, something that's notably missing from the Helix Midnight Luxe. While this isn't a major downside, a queen Helix Midnight Luxe weighs 115 lbs, so it can be tricky to maneuver. CertiPUR-US certified foams throughout the construction of both mattresses.

Helix Midnight Luxe vs DreamCloud Premier Hybrid mattress: Comfort & support

  • Helix Midnight Luxe is medium 5.5/10 - perfect for side sleepers
  • DreamCloud Premier is medium-firm 6.5/10, best for back sleepers
  • Helix offers superior motion isolation, DreamCloud better edge support

Helix rates the Midnight Luxe as a medium mattress, placing it at a 5-6 out of 10 on the firmness scale and is specifically aimed at side sleepers. During our Helix Midnight Luxe mattress review, we placed it as a slightly firmer 6 out of 10. However, the squishy pillow-top provided cushioned comfort across the shoulders, hips and knees. Edge support is decent, but the motion isolation is excellent, so if you share a bed, you shouldn't feel your partner moving around. 

DreamCloud Premier Hybrid

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Despite some similarities in build, the DreamCloud Premier has a notably different feel to the Helix Midnight Luxe. DreamCloud rates the Premier Hybrid as a 6.5 on the firmness scale. In our DreamCloud Premier mattress review, we largely agreed with this, finding the bed offered a slight cushioned sink while maintaining good support.

While the Helix Midnight Luxe is best for side sleepers, the DreamCloud Premier is perfect for for back sleepers. We rate it as the best DreamCloud mattress for back sleepers, thanks to the strong support at the hips. 

Combination sleepers who like to move about in the night are also likely to favor the slightly firmer feel of the DreamCloud Premier. And this supportive feel stretches all the way to the sides, so you don't have to worry about slipping off in the night. But you might feel it if your partner gets out of bed – the motion isolation is fine, but not the best. 

Helix Midnight Luxe vs DreamCloud Premier Hybrid mattress: Temperature control

DreamCloud Premier Hybrid

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  • Both mattresses offer decent temperature regulation
  • Helix Midnight Luxe offers a GlacioTex Cooling Cover upgrade for $249
  • Both standard covers use breathable materials for improved airflow

As both mattresses are hybrids (as opposed to all-foam beds) you can expect a decent amount of temperature control, thanks to the additional airflow provided by the pocketed coils, which are a naturally cooling design feature.

Neither bed is rated among the best cooling mattresses, but our testers found they both do a decent job at keeping the temperature comfortable overnight. Both use breathable materials in their standard covers to help limit night sweats, and both feature gel-infused memory foam to help disperse heat.

If hot sleeping is a concern for you, consider adding a GlacioTex Cooling Cover to your Helix Midnight Luxe mattress. GlacioTex is a popular cooling material among mattress brands (used by Bear and Brooklyn Bedding, in addition to Helix). The Helix Midnight Luxe GlacioTex cooling cover has an MSRP of $249 (but you'll receive whatever discount is currently live when added to your order).

Helix Midnight Luxe vs DreamCloud Premier Hybrid mattress: Which should you buy?

Buy the Helix Midnight Luxe if...

You sleep on your side: The Helix Midnight Luxe mattress has been designed for side sleepers, with a medium feel that supports the body while cushioning the pressure points. 

You like a plush surface: The premium quilted pillow-top provides an elevated, cloud-like sleep surface that you'll sink into, thanks to the inclusion of a pillow top cover. 

You share a bed with a restless partner: Those upper layers of foam, combined with the individually wrapped coils, trap movement so that when your partner turns the motion won't travel across the bed.

Buy the DreamCloud Premier Hybrid if...

You sleep on your back: A medium-firm feel with impressive support, the DreamCloud Premier provides optimal alignment and comfort for back sleepers.

You're on a tighter budget: Compared to other luxury mattresses, the DreamCloud Premier is surprisingly affordable. 

You like premium extras: The DreamCloud Premier comes with a 365-night mattress trial (that's a full year to test the bed) plus a lifetime warranty for added peace of mind.

Ruth Jones
Sleep staff Writer

Ruth Jones has recently joined the Tom's Guide team as a sleep staff writer, covering all things mattresses and sleep. Ruth previously worked as a sleep and mattress writer for our sister website TechRadar, and has a deep interest in sleep and how it affects our day to day wellbeing. Ruth is a self-confessed stomach sleeper with a penchant for medium-firm mattresses, and also loves a good eye mask for helping her to fall asleep easier at night.