After years of traveling for leisure and work, and sharing rooms with colleagues and friends, I have discovered that preferences in beds come down to a matter of taste. In this case, taste relies hugely on quality of sleep. So in searching for the bed that’s right for you, it can’t be as simple as taking just anyone’s word on which ones are good and which ones are not. You will need to consider your size, your weight, your build, what position you sleep in, and whether you share a bed with a partner, a child, a pet, or some laundry.
I have rounded up three of the more affordable but highly rated mattresses that are currently in the market. In my view, the DreamCloud defeats them in convenience, luxury, and relaxation; though I reiterate the value of personal taste.
I’ll start by describing the DreamCloud, then detail its similarities and differences with 3 other brands afterward.
DreamCloud Description Avocado Vs Dreamcloud
The DreamCloud is one of the first beds-in-boxes, compressed and delivered to your doorstep. It is a 15-inch hybrid mattress, with 5 layers of combination memory materials and coils. Its Euro Top cover is a blend of cashmere and polyester, quilted and reinforced at the edges, giving the bed a snug, seamless, and lavish quality. The gel swirl in its memory foam gives a cooling sensation, even as your body sinks into the surface. The memory technology offers pressure relief by contouring to the areas of the body that protrude into the mattress, particularly the shoulders and hips. The poly foam underneath 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 different regions of the bed. At the very bottom is a firm foam that serves as a sturdy foundation for the whole mattress.
DreamCloud Vs Saatva
Both the DreamCloud and Saatva are hybrid mattresses that are extremely similar in characteristics, 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 produce some variance.
Composition Avocado Vs Dreamcloud
The Saatva is also a hybrid , 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 antibacterial, cotton Euro Top covers a mixture of memory substances and wires, to promote lumbar support and spinal alignment. The following 4 inches of the mattress is made from foam-wrapped coils, which compress or spring back based on the pressure exerted. An additional layer of steel coils make up another 7 inches, further supporting the top layers and encouraging durability. All edges of the mattress are reinforced by a foam, to enhance edge support throughout the surface.
The biggest differences of this Saatva mattress are the overall height of its coils, and the foam perimeter. Their firmness is comparable, with DreamCloud allowing a little more sinkage to its Euro Top and memory layers, and Saatva at a slightly firmer medium.
Both have responsive substances that give good mobility to shifting sleepers. However, if we take note of their composition, bear in mind that Saatva has more coil and less foam. The DreamCloud’s thicker foam layers can absorb more energy, and can 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, maximizing every bit of the mattress, with no collapsing at the sides.
Pricing and Perks
Saatva’s prices are $100 cheaper, from their Twin to Queen sizes; but even out with DreamCloud for its King and California Kings. They range between from $799-$1599, with DreamCloud offering discounts on their site more frequently.
Key Takeaways Avocado Vs Dreamcloud
The DreamCloud has a more luxurious feel, because of its plush, cashmere blend Euro Top, and upper memory layers. The gel-infused memory technology lets you sleep cooler through the evening. The combination of foam gives it more sinkage, which is excellent for back and side sleepers; the latter is granted excellent pressure relief for shoulders and hips. It’s a perfect balance of comfort and support, and excellent reduction of movement for co-sleepers.
Saatva is a firmer medium mattress, and naturally 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, thanks to its all-foam perimeter, has improved stability. This is good for those who use their beds to double as sitting spaces, or tend to dangle over the sides when sleeping.
DreamCloud Vs Nectar
Unlike DreamCloud, Nectar is a multi-layer, all-foam mattress. Its design includes several types of foam to serve a variety of functions. At 11 inches tall, its base layer is its thickest element, 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 areas. An inch of what Nectar describes as “semi-open lush foam” is sandwiched between the latter and the upper 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 their composition, you would expect quite distinctive features from either mattress. However, that’s 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 reasonable amount of sinkage and pressure relief.
The main difference is DreamCloud’s amount of bounce, providing sleepers more mobility when repositioning. This is thanks to the existence of coils, which is absent from Nectar. That said, Nectar’s product gives its sleepers a deeper hug as the range of foams shape to their bodies. This same quality translates to slightly better movement isolation, attributable to its pure foam design.
Prices and Perks
Almost all of Nectar’s prices are almost half 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. Recall that the Nectar is just 11 inches tall, while the DreamCloud is a full 4 inches taller. What you don’t pay for in Nectar’s mattress is the feel of DreamCloud’s plush cashmere mix, which really sets it apart as an affordable luxury mattress.
Off the bat, you can make a decision based on if you like the feeling of being “in” the bed or “on” the mattress. Sleepers who prefer to sleep tight and cozy in their beds would love Nectar’s foams, while people who want a lighter cradle, whilst keeping to the surface should choose the DreamCloud. Those who sleep in a combination of positions throughout the night may also benefit more from DreamCloud’s responsive materials. Both dissipate heat, thanks to their gel components, so hot sleepers will enjoy the breathability of both mattresses also.
DreamCloud VS Casper Avocado 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 which they refer to as “open cell,” which increases breathability. The next layer has the memory material that provides compression and pressure relief. The bottom 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 possess a medium firm feel, with Casper on the firmer end of this scale. It follows that Casper provides a feels more supportive when lying on the trunk, but the DreamCloud provides better pressure relief for both back and side sleepers.
Though both mattresses are elastic, the DreamCloud especially returns to its shape faster than Casper. This exact 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 more efficiently, which may be attributed to its gel cooling technology.
Pricing and Perks
Casper’s prices range from $595-$1295, while DreamCloud begins at $899 for the Twin and up to $1599 for the California King. Casper includes a free trial of 100 days, while DreamCloud offers a full 365 days. Respectively, the former provides a 10-year warranty, while the latter promises a lifetime.
DreamCloud is the obvious winner between these two, in terms of luxury and comfort. However, their price gap is also significant, so depending on your budget, Casper’s not a bad option.
Recommendations Avocado Vs Dreamcloud
Purchasing a mattress is not something that should be done on a whim; it’s a very important decision. There are plenty of things to consider, and most important are your personal preferences and requirements. In fact, a long and healthy life depends on it. The amount of money that goes into those is not any small object either, so review and discern prior to making a decision. You will sleep better at night.