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 suitable for you, it can not be as straightforward as taking just anyone’s word on which ones are good and which ones aren’t. You’ll have to consider your size, your weight, your body type, 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 more affordable but highly rated mattresses which are currently on the market. In my view, the DreamCloud defeats them in convenience, luxury, and comfort; though I reiterate the value of personal taste.
I’ll begin by describing the DreamCloud, then detail its similarities and differences with 3 other brands afterward.
DreamCloud Description Bear Vs Dreamcloud
The DreamCloud is among the first beds-in-boxes, compressed and delivered to your doorstep. It’s 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 lavish quality. The gel swirl in its memory foam gives 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 which 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 second 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, permitting independent movement. This greatly reduces motion transfer, or the disturbance of different areas 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 which are extremely similar in characteristics, but differ in subtle ways. For starters, Saatva, though also available online, is not a bed in a box, and is not compressed when delivered. They have coils and memory substances in their makeup, but their ratios and assembly produce some variance.
Composition Bear Vs Dreamcloud
The Saatva is also a hybrid mattress, 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 antibacterial, cotton Euro Top covers a mix of memory substances and wires, to encourage lumbar support and spinal alignment. The next 4 inches of the mattress is made of foam-wrapped coils, which compress or spring back based on the pressure exerted. An additional layer of steel coils make up the next 7 inches, further supporting the upper layers and encouraging durability. All edges of the bed are reinforced by a foam, to enhance edge support throughout the surface.
The biggest differences of the Saatva mattress are the total height of its coils, and the foam perimeter. Their firmness is comparable, with DreamCloud allowing a bit more sinkage to its Euro Top and memory layers, and Saatva at a slightly firmer medium.
Both have responsive materials that give very good mobility to shifting sleepers. But if we take note of the composition, remember 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 bed, with no falling at the sides.
Pricing and Perks
Saatva’s costs are $100 cheaper, from their Twin to Queen dimensions; 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 Bear Vs Dreamcloud
The DreamCloud has a more luxurious feel, thanks to its lavish, cashmere blend Euro Top, and upper memory layers. The gel-infused memory technology enables you to sleep cooler through the evening. The combination of foam gives it more sinkage, which is ideal for side and back sleepers; the latter is granted excellent pressure relief for shoulders and hips. It’s a perfect balance of support and comfort, and fantastic reduction of movement for co-sleepers.
Saatva is a firmer medium mattress, and consequently boasts of better lumbar alignment. Its firmness is also great for people who sleep on their stomachs, as the top keeps you on the mattress without stifling your face. Its edge support, thanks to its all-foam perimeter, has improved stability. This is good for people 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 a variety of functions. At 11 inches tall, its foundation layer is its thickest element, made of 6 inches of firm but breathable foam. Above that’s 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 the composition, you’d expect quite distinctive features from either mattress. However, that’s not the case with these 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 distinction is DreamCloud’s amount of bounce, giving sleepers more freedom when repositioning. This is due 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 better motion isolation, attributable to the pure foam design.
Pricing and Perks
Almost all of Nectar’s costs are nearly half DreamCloud’s, save for the King and California King, whose costs are still a good $500 cheaper. This may be due to the amount and quality of materials used. Remember that the Nectar is only 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 sets it apart as an affordable luxury bed.
Off the bat, you can make a choice based on whether 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 those who want a lighter cradle, whilst keeping to the surface should opt for 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, as a result of their gel parts, so hot sleepers will enjoy the breathability of both mattresses as well.
DreamCloud VS Casper Bear 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 bottom 2 layers are poly foams of increasing density toward the bottom, giving the mattress a foundation and stability.
Though made of different materials and assembled quite differently, both possess 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 stress relief for both back and side sleepers.
Though both mattresses are springy, 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 design for a breathable top foam, DreamCloud wicks the heat better, which can be attributed to its gel cooling technology.
Prices 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 grants a full 365 days. Respectively, the former offers a 10-year warranty, while the latter promises a life.
DreamCloud is the obvious winner between these two, in terms of comfort and luxury. However, their cost gap is also notable, so based on your budget, Casper’s not a bad option.
Recommendations Bear Vs Dreamcloud
Purchasing a mattress isn’t something which can 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 needs. In fact, a long and healthy life depends on it. The amount of money that goes into these is no small object either, so review and discern before making a decision. You will sleep better at night.