After years of traveling for leisure and work, and sharing rooms with colleagues and friends, I have discovered that even preferences in beds come down to a matter of taste. In cases like this, taste relies hugely on quality of sleep. So in finding the bed that’s right for you, it can’t be as straightforward as taking just anybody’s word on which ones are good and which ones are not. You’ll have 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 taste.
I’ll begin by describing the DreamCloud, then detail its similarities and differences with 3 other brands thereafter.
DreamCloud Description Dreamcloud Luxury Hybrid Vs Sealy Ellington
The DreamCloud is one of the first beds-in-boxes, compressed and delivered to your doorstep. It is a 15-inch hybrid , 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 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 functions 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, allowing 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 acts as a sturdy foundation for the entire mattress.
DreamCloud Vs Saatva
Both the DreamCloud and Saatva are hybrid mattresses which are extremely similar in features, but differ in subtle ways. For starters, Saatva, though also available online, isn’t a bed in a box, and is not compressed when delivered. They have coils and memory materials in their makeup, but their ratios and assembly create some variance.
Composition Dreamcloud Luxury Hybrid Vs Sealy Ellington
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 encourage lumbar support and spinal alignment. The next 4 inches of the mattress is made from foam-wrapped coils, which compress or spring back depending on the pressure exerted. An additional layer of steel coils make up the next 7 inches, further stabilizing the top 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 little more sinkage into its Euro Top and memory layers, and Saatva at a slightly firmer medium.
Both have responsive materials that give good mobility to shifting sleepers. However, if we take note of their composition, remember that Saatva has more coil and less foam. The DreamCloud’s thicker foam layers can suck up more energy, and can 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 the bed, with no falling at the sides.
Prices 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 vary between from $799-$1599, with DreamCloud offering discounts on their site more frequently.
Key Takeaways Dreamcloud Luxury Hybrid Vs Sealy Ellington
The DreamCloud has a more luxurious feel, because of its lavish, 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 ideal for side and back sleepers; the latter is granted excellent pressure relief for shoulders and hips. It has 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 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 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 alleviating 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 the composition, you would expect quite distinctive features from each mattress. However, that’s not the case with these two. Both have been classified 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, providing 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 assortment of foams shape to their bodies. This same quality translates to slightly superior motion isolation, attributable to its pure foam design.
Prices and Perks
Almost all of Nectar’s costs are almost half DreamCloud’s, save for the King and California King, whose costs continue to be a good $500 cheaper. This may be due 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 enjoy the feeling of being “in” the bed or “on” the mattress. 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 choose 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, as a result of their gel components, so hot sleepers will enjoy the breathability of both mattresses also.
DreamCloud VS Casper Dreamcloud Luxury Hybrid Vs Sealy Ellington
Much like the Nectar, Casper is an all-foam mattress. At just 10 inches, Casper is made 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 foundation 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 back, but the DreamCloud provides better pressure relief for both back and side sleepers.
Though both mattresses are springy, the DreamCloud notably 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 more efficiently, which can 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 grants a full 365 days. Respectively, the former offers a 10-year guarantee, while the latter promises a lifetime.
DreamCloud is the obvious winner between these two, in terms of comfort and luxury. However, their price gap is also notable, so based on your budget, Casper’s not a bad option.
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Buying a mattress isn’t something that 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 those is no small object either, so review and discern prior to making a decision. You will sleep better at night.