After years of traveling 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 searching for the bed that’s right for you, it can not be as straightforward as taking just anybody’s word on which ones are good and which ones aren’t. You’ll need to think about your size, your weight, your build, what position you sleep in, and whether you share a bed with a spouse, a child, a pet, or laundry.
I have rounded up three of the cheaper but highly rated mattresses which are currently on the market. In my opinion, the DreamCloud defeats them in convenience, luxury, and relaxation; though I reiterate the value of personal preference.
I’ll start by describing the DreamCloud, then detail its similarities and differences with 3 other brands afterward.
DreamCloud Description Awara Vs Dreamcloud Mattress
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 mixed 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 snug, seamless, and plush quality. The gel swirl in its memory foam gives a cooling sensation, even as your body sinks into the top layer. The memory technology provides pressure relief by contouring to the parts of the body which protrude into the mattress, particularly the shoulders and hips. The poly foam underneath it acts as the supporting layer, allowing more stability and adequate spinal alignment. Its next layer is 8 inches of coils that provide a bouncy reaction to touch, increasing mobility for repositioning the body on the surface. The coils are individually wrapped, permitting independent movement. This greatly reduces motion transfer, or the disturbance of different regions of the bed. At the very bottom is a firm foam that serves as a sturdy foundation for the entire mattress.
DreamCloud Vs Saatva
Both the DreamCloud and Saatva are hybrid mattresses which are very 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’ve coils and memory materials in their composition, but their ratios and assembly produce some variance.
Composition Awara Vs Dreamcloud Mattress
The Saatva is also a hybrid , with a combination of foams and coils. They have 2 variants: an 11.5-inch plus a 14.5-inch mattress; but for the purpose of juxtaposition with the DreamCloud, I will describe the latter, which is a closer approximate.
Its anti-bacterial, 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 extra layer of steel coils make up another 7 inches, further stabilizing the upper layers and encouraging durability. All edges of the mattress are reinforced by a foam, to improve edge support throughout the sleep surface.
The biggest differences of the Saatva mattress are the total height of its coils, as well as the foam perimeter. Their stability is comparable, with DreamCloud allowing a bit more sinkage to 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. However, if we take note of the composition, remember 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 those that share beds. Saatva’s advantage lies in its solid perimeter support, maximizing every bit of this mattress, with no collapsing at the sides.
Prices and Perks
Saatva’s costs are at least $100 cheaper, from their Twin to Queen dimensions; but even out with DreamCloud for its King and California Kings. They vary between from $799-$1599, with DreamCloud offering discounts on their website more frequently.
Key Takeaways Awara Vs Dreamcloud Mattress
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 given excellent pressure relief for shoulders and hips. It has a perfect balance of support and comfort, and fantastic reduction of motion for co-sleepers.
Saatva is a firmer medium mattress, and consequently boasts of greater lumbar alignment. Its firmness is also good for people 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 better 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
Contrary to DreamCloud, Nectar is a multi-layer, all-foam mattress. Its design includes several types of foam to serve an assortment of functions. At 11 inches tall, its foundation 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 points. 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’d expect quite distinctive features from each mattress. However, that’s not the case with those two. Both have been categorized as medium firm, with Nectar being only a notch firmer; despite that, they both have a reasonable amount of sinkage and pressure relief.
The main distinction is DreamCloud’s amount of bounce, giving sleepers more freedom when repositioning. This is thanks to the presence of coils, which is absent from Nectar. Having said that, Nectar’s product gives its sleepers a deeper hug as the range of foams contour to their bodies. This same quality translates to slightly superior motion isolation, attributable to its pure foam design.
Pricing and Perks
Just about all of Nectar’s prices are almost half of DreamCloud’s, save for the King and California King, whose prices are still a good $500 cheaper. This may be attributed to the amount 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 don’t pay for in Nectar’s mattress is the feel of DreamCloud’s plush cashmere blend, which really sets it apart as a cheap luxury bed.
Off the bat, you can make a choice 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 milder cradle, whilst keeping to the surface should opt for the DreamCloud. People 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 as well.
DreamCloud VS Casper Awara Vs Dreamcloud Mattress
Much like the Nectar, Casper is an all-foam mattress. At just 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 offers compression and pressure relief. The last 2 layers are poly foams of increasing density toward the bottom, giving the mattress a foundation 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 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 inclusion 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 technologies.
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 life.
DreamCloud is the clear winner between these two, in terms of luxury and comfort. However, their cost gap is also significant, so based on your budget, Casper’s not a bad alternative.
Recommendations Awara Vs Dreamcloud Mattress
Buying 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 no small object either, so review and discern prior to making a decision. You’ll sleep better at night.