The Dream Supreme II Hybrid Mattress Is Super Expensive (and Worth Every Penny)

Rating: 8/10 ?
  • 1 - Absolute Hot Garbage
  • 2 - Sorta Lukewarm Garbage
  • 3 - Strongly Flawed Design
  • 4 - Some Pros, Lots Of Cons
  • 5 - Acceptably Imperfect
  • 6 - Good Enough to Buy On Sale
  • 7 - Great, But Not Best-In-Class
  • 8 - Fantastic, with Some Footnotes
  • 9 - Shut Up And Take My Money
  • 10 - Absolute Design Nirvana
Price: $2,800-$5,500
A Reverie Dream Supreme Mattress, with grey cover and green stripe.
Josh Hendrickson

I have a shocking confession: I’ve never spent over $3,000 on a mattress. OK, that’s not shocking at all. The most I’ve ever spent is $500, and mostly I’ve been left sleepless and unsatisfied. That’s partly because my wife and I can’t agree on how firm a bed should be. The Dream Supreme II Hybrid Mattress fixes that issue with a near-infinite customizable solution. And I might never get out of bed again.

Here's What We Like

  • Near-infinite customization
  • Doesn't overheat
  • Incredibly comfortable

And What We Don't

  • A terrible return policy
  • Very expensive

A Tale of Two Comforts

I love my wife with all my heart, but she is completely wrong on how firm a bed should be. As far as I can tell, she’d prefer her mattress to feel like a slab of concrete with little to no give. Me? I want a fluffy cloud that you float in gently. We’re as far apart on this issue as the east is from the west.

Typically, we end up buying whatever memory foam mattress is on sale and then some topper for it when the bed isn’t what we hoped. If we’re lucky, it’s firm enough for one of us, but usually, it’s not firm enough for her and not soft enough for me. And they get wickedly hot, leaving us a sweaty mess in the morning. She’s not happy, I’m not happy, and neither of us sleeps well. It’s the worst.

We’ve looked at Sleep Number beds, but those use an air chamber to adjust firmness, and honestly, that doesn’t sound appealing. I don’t like the idea of a trench in the middle, and I’ve never felt comfortable on any air mattress.

The Dream Supreme II Hybrid mattress is something entirely different though: Instead of metal coils, slabs of foam, or air pillows, this mattress uses a “foam spring” technology. For that innovation, however, you’ll pay a premium price. The mattress starts at $2,800 for a Twin XL and goes up from there. We’re testing the $3,500 Queen size.

A Radically Different Kind of Spring

If you’re wondering what a “foam spring” is, I don’t blame you because I had the same question. Imagine a pool noodle and chop it up like you would a carrot and you have the basic concept of what a foam spring looks like. Open up this mattress and pull off the memory foam topper, and you’ll find over two hundred foam coils. I’m testing a queen size; the exact number varies based on what you order.

A bed full of multi-colored foam springs surrounded by a dark black border.
Yellow springs are the firmest, followed by green, blue, and pink as the softest. Josh Hendrickson

Foam springs by themselves wouldn’t be all that amazing, but they aren’t all the same. You’ll notice pink, blue, green, and yellow cells, and they vary in firmness from very soft to extra firm. Unlike metal coil springs, you can move these foam springs around. A fabric web holds them in place; all you have to do is pull them out of their holes and slip them back in where you prefer.

Reverie has several configuration suggestions to achieve different firmness levels from very soft to very firm. And since it’s a giant mess of noodles, you can customize each side to your preferences. Finally, my wife can have the rocky firm surface she prefers, and I get to sleep on a cloud. Best of all, no weird trench lies between us.

When you order a bed from Reverie, they ask what kind of firmness you prefer on each side and arrange it for you before delivery. So you might not have to make any adjustments at all. When this review mattress arrived, the company had set both sides to “medium,” and we completely rearranged every spring. That took about fifteen minutes.

Around the foam springs, you’ll also find a thick black border made of firm foam. That’s helpful if you tend to sleep towards the edges, as having the soft cells directly at the edge might lead to you rolling off.

Sleeping directly on foam springs wouldn’t be all that comfortable either, so the Hybrid mattress has a “comfort layer” composed of two inches of memory foam topped by one inch of latex. The idea is to give you some of the molding benefits of memory foam without the downside of overheating. Each layer has an individual removable cover. The whole thing is wrapped in a removable cashmere-blend woven cover, which works to further reduce heat retention.

Whoops, I Overslept

So how comfortable is this mattress? Well, after the white-glove service set it up, we ended up oversleeping the next day. Right through the alarms. And that was before we rearranged the coils for maximum comfort.

Two inches of white memory foam topped by a pitted dark grey latex layer.
A two-inch memory foam and one-inch latex layer tops the springs for comfort. Josh Hendrickson

Initially, the real benefit was a cooler bed. We had been using a 14-inch memory foam mattress and a memory foam topper, and every night we overheated. Just cutting that out made a huge difference. It was only when we decided to rearrange the coils that we realized the white-glove service put the mattress on the frame backward. Our heads were at the firmest coils and our feet at the softest.

We turned it around, rearranged for our individual preferences, and I can’t begin to describe what a difference it made. My wife configured her side for medium-firm while I arranged for a softer feel. You can distinctly tell which side is which when you lay down. But since it’s not an air-bladder system, there’s no “trench effect” where the middle would drop out.

With my memory foam mattress, when I woke up, I didn’t feel like I got any sleep. Now, I’m feeling rested and ready for the day. Simply put, this configuration system works—but it had better considering the price and return policy.

The Return Policy Needs Work

I’m going to come right out and say it—Reverie has one of the worst return policies of any online mattress company I’ve seen. While Casper and Purple offer a 100 percent money back (minus taxes and shipping) return policy, and even Sleep Number offers a similar promise and charges you additional return shipping (around $250), the default for Reverie is no returns at all.

If you order by phone (and not the website), Reverie does offer an option during the purchase process—pay $99 now for the right to pay more to return later. How much more? 25 percent of the pre-tax purchase price. I’m testing a queen-sized bed that goes for $3,500, so the return cost would be $875 plus the $99 fee. Effectively they deduct that from the refund they give you.

Three rectangles with various colored circles showing methods to configure the mattress.
A few configuration suggestions from Reverie.

I get the thought behind where Reverie is coming from here: The bed is nearly infinitely customizable. Theoretically, you should always be able to find a configuration that you find heavenly. And they provide a “Sleep Concierge” service during the first year at no extra cost; you can call or email to get further advice on configuring your mattress. So, in theory, you shouldn’t need to return the mattress.

But I still don’t like it, and the fact that you can’t even add the return option through the website is all the worse. As expensive as this mattress is, having a less punishing return policy would help inspire confidence before purchase.

One workaround is to buy the mattress from Costco if you have a membership and your local store carries it. In that scenario, Costco’s return policy overrides everything, which sounds like the better way to go.

We’d Buy It Anyway

The Dream Supreme II Hybrid Mattress costs anywhere between $2,800 and $5,500 depending on the size and whether you want a split top for a power base. That’s not inexpensive at all. It’s just expensive.

Now that my wife and I have slept on it, though, and we know the cost ($3,500 in our case), and we know the return policy, you’re probably wondering: Would we buy it?

The same bed of foam springs, with four pulled out to reveal a white webbing system.
The springs are held in place by a fabric webbing system. Josh Hendrickson

Well, that’s a conversation we’ve frequently been having since the bed arrived. We didn’t buy this mattress; Reverie supplied it for this review. That means when after this review is done, we could be sleeping on that hot, uncomfortable memory foam mattress again. It’s sitting in the basement right now, unloved and unwanted.

We’ve decided we can’t go back. We can’t sleep on that memory foam mattress again. Ever. We’ve never spent this much on a mattress before, but we will now. This mattress is just far too comfortable—for both my wife and me. We wake up refreshed and without aches in our bodies. I didn’t fully realize how terribly I was sleeping until I spent a few weeks on a good mattress.

So, yes, we’ll buy this mattress. It’ll hurt to spend all that money, and it’ll certainly call for some sacrifice elsewhere in the budget to make it happen. But for the kind of sleep we’ve been getting, it’s worth the cost. If you’re looking for a good night’s sleep, you should consider the Dream Supreme II Hybrid Mattress. You can at least try it quickly in some stores, and if you’re a Costco member, you can see if your store has it. Then at least you can return it easily if you don’t like it.

But you probably won’t—not after configuring it anyway.

Rating: 8/10
Price: $2,800-$5,500

Here’s What We Like

  • Near-infinite customization
  • Doesn't overheat
  • Incredibly comfortable

And What We Don't

  • A terrible return policy
  • Very expensive

Josh Hendrickson Josh Hendrickson
Josh Hendrickson has worked in IT for nearly a decade, including four years spent repairing and servicing computers for Microsoft. He’s also a smarthome enthusiast who built his own smart mirror with just a frame, some electronics, a Raspberry Pi, and open-source code. Read Full Bio »

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