After years of travel for leisure and work, and sharing rooms with colleagues and friends, I’ve discovered that even preferences in beds come down to a matter of taste. In this case, taste relies hugely on quality of sleep. So in finding the bed that’s suitable for you, it can not be as simple as taking just anyone’s word on which ones are good and which ones are not. You’ll need to consider your size, your weight, your build, what position you sleep in, and whether or not you share a bed with a spouse, a child, a pet, or laundry.
I’ve rounded up three of the cheaper but highly rated mattresses which are currently in the market. In my opinion, the DreamCloud beats them in convenience, luxury, and relaxation; though I reiterate the value of personal preference.
I’ll begin by describing the DreamCloud, then detail its similarities and differences with 3 other brands afterward.
DreamCloud Description Alexander Hybrid Mattress Vs Dreamcloud
The DreamCloud is among the first beds-in-boxes, compressed and delivered to your doorstep. It is a 15-inch hybrid mattress, with 5 layers of combination memory coils and materials. Its Euro Top cover is a blend of cashmere and polyester, quilted and reinforced at the edges, giving the bed a comfortable, seamless, and plush quality. The gel swirl in its own memory foam provides a cooling sensation, even as your body sinks into the top layer. The memory technology offers pressure relief by contouring to the parts of the body that protrude into the mattress, especially the shoulders and hips. The poly foam beneath it functions as the supporting layer, allowing more stability and adequate spinal alignment. Its next layer is 8 inches of coils that give a bouncy reaction to touch, increasing mobility for repositioning the body on the surface. The coils are individually wrapped, allowing independent movement. This greatly reduces motion transfer, or the disruption of separate areas of the bed. At the very bottom is a firm foam that acts as a sturdy foundation for the whole mattress.
DreamCloud Vs Saatva
Both the DreamCloud and Saatva are hybrid mattresses which are very similar in features, but differ in subtle ways. For starters, Saatva, though also available online, isn’t a bed in a box, and isn’t compressed when delivered. They have coils and memory substances in their composition, but their ratios and assembly create some contrast.
Composition Alexander Hybrid Mattress Vs Dreamcloud
The Saatva is also a hybrid mattress, with a blend of foams and coils. They have 2 variants: an 11.5-inch and a 14.5-inch mattress; but for the purpose of making comparisons with the DreamCloud, I will explain the latter, which is a approximate.
Its anti-bacterial, cotton Euro Top covers a mixture of memory materials and wires, to promote lumbar support and spinal alignment. The following 4 inches of the mattress is made of foam-wrapped coils, which compress or spring back depending on the pressure exerted. An extra layer of steel coils make up another 7 inches, further stabilizing the top layers and encouraging durability. All edges of the bed are reinforced by a foam, to improve edge support throughout the sleep surface.
The biggest differences of this Saatva mattress are the overall height of its coils, and the foam perimeter. Their stability is similar, with DreamCloud allowing a bit more sinkage into its Euro Top and memory layers, and Saatva in a slightly firmer medium.
Both have responsive substances that give very good mobility to repositioning sleepers. But if we take note of the composition, bear in mind that Saatva has more coil and less foam. The DreamCloud’s thicker foam layers can suck up more energy, and may therefore muffle individual movements better. This is an important consideration for light sleepers, and the ones that share beds. Saatva’s advantage lies in its solid perimeter support, optimizing each bit of this bed, with no collapsing at the sides.
Pricing and Perks
Saatva’s costs are $100 cheaper, from their Twin to Queen sizes; but even out with DreamCloud for its King and California Kings. They vary between from $799-$1599, with DreamCloud offering discounts on their site more frequently.
Key Takeaways Alexander Hybrid Mattress Vs Dreamcloud
The DreamCloud includes a more luxurious feel, thanks to its plush, cashmere blend Euro Top, and upper memory layers. The gel-infused memory technology lets you sleep cooler through the night. The combination of foam gives it more sinkage, which is excellent for side and back sleepers; the latter is given excellent pressure relief for shoulders and hips. It has a perfect balance of support and comfort, and excellent reduction of motion for co-sleepers.
Saatva is a firmer medium mattress, and consequently boasts of greater lumbar alignment. Its firmness is also great for those who sleep on their stomachs, as the top keeps you on the bed without stifling your face. Its edge support, as a result of its all-foam perimeter, has improved stability. This is good for those who use their beds to double as sitting areas, or often dangle over the sides when sleeping.
DreamCloud Vs Nectar
Contrary to DreamCloud, Nectar is a multi-layer, all-foam mattress. Its design includes several kinds of foam to serve an assortment of functions. At 11 inches tall, its base layer is its thickest component, made of 6 inches of firm but breathable foam. Above that is 3 inches of an adaptive memory foam, made for contouring to the sleeper’s body and relieving pressure from certain points. An inch of what Nectar describes as “semi-open lush foam” is sandwiched between the latter and the top layer, made of a quilted gel memory foam. The mattress is encased in long-staple cotton and Tencel fabric, which are light and airy materials.
Based on the disparity of the composition, you’d expect very distinctive features from either mattress. However, that is not the case with those two. Both have been categorized as medium firm, with Nectar being just a notch firmer; despite that, they both have a fair amount of sinkage and pressure relief.
The main difference is DreamCloud’s amount of bounce, giving sleepers more freedom when repositioning. This is due to the existence of coils, which is absent from Nectar. That said, Nectar’s product gives its sleepers a deeper hug as the assortment of foams contour to their bodies. This same quality translates to slightly better movement isolation, attributable to the pure foam design.
Prices and Perks
Just about all of Nectar’s prices are nearly half of DreamCloud’s, save for the King and California King, whose prices are still a good $500 cheaper. This may be due to the quantity and quality of materials used. Remember that the Nectar is just 11 inches tall, while the DreamCloud is a full 4 inches taller. What you do not pay for in Nectar’s mattress is the feel of DreamCloud’s plush cashmere mix, which sets it apart as an affordable luxury mattress.
Off the bat, you can make a decision based on whether you like the feeling of being “in” the mattress or “on” the bed. Sleepers who like to sleep tight and cozy in their beds would love Nectar’s foams, while people who want a milder cradle, whilst keeping to the surface should opt for the DreamCloud. Those who sleep in a mixture of positions throughout the night may also benefit more from DreamCloud’s responsive materials. Both dissipate heat, thanks to their gel parts, so hot sleepers will enjoy the breathability of both mattresses as well.
DreamCloud VS Casper Alexander Hybrid Mattress Vs Dreamcloud
Much like the Nectar, Casper is an all-foam mattress. At only 10 inches, Casper consists of 4 inches of a mixed range of foams. The 1st 3 layers are equally 1.5 inches thick. Its top layer is a bouncy, perforated poly foam that they refer to as “open cell,” which increases breathability. The next layer has the memory material that provides compression and pressure relief. The last 2 layers are poly foams of increasing density toward the bottom, giving the mattress a base and stability.
Though made of different materials and constructed quite differently, both have a medium firm feel, with Casper on the firmer end of this scale. It follows that Casper gives a feels more supportive when lying on the back, but the DreamCloud gives better pressure relief for both back and side sleepers.
Though both mattresses are elastic, the DreamCloud especially returns to its shape quicker than Casper. This same characteristic, with the addition of DreamCloud’s coils, make it easier for combination sleepers to move about at night. Despite Casper’s layout for a breathable top foam, DreamCloud wicks the heat better, which may be attributed to its gel cooling technologies.
Pricing and Perks
Casper’s prices range from $595-$1295, while DreamCloud starts at $899 for the Twin and up to $1599 for the California King. Casper has a free trial of 100 days, while DreamCloud offers a full 365 days. Respectively, the former provides a 10-year guarantee, while the latter promises a life.
DreamCloud is the clear winner between these two, in terms of comfort and luxury. However, their cost gap is also significant, so depending on your budget, Casper’s not a bad option.
Recommendations Alexander Hybrid Mattress Vs Dreamcloud
Buying a mattress is not something which can be done on a whim; it’s a very important decision. There are loads of things to consider, and most important are your personal preferences and needs. In fact, a long and healthy life depends on it. The amount of money that goes into these is not any small thing, so review and discern prior to making a decision. You’ll sleep better at night.