After years of travel for work and leisure, 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’t be as straightforward as taking just anybody’s word on which ones are good and which ones aren’t. You’ll have 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’ve 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 comfort; 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 thereafter.
DreamCloud Description Dreamcloud Mattress Vs Casper Hybrid
The DreamCloud is among the first beds-in-boxes, compressed and delivered to your doorstep. It’s a 15-inch hybrid , 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 comfortable, seamless, and plush quality. The gel swirl in its own memory foam gives a cooling sensation, even as your body sinks into the surface. The memory technology provides pressure relief by contouring to the areas of the body that protrude into the mattress, especially the shoulders and hips. The poly foam underneath 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 response 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 areas 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 extremely 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 makeup, but their ratios and assembly produce some contrast.
Composition Dreamcloud Mattress Vs Casper Hybrid
The Saatva is also a hybrid mattress, with a combination of foams and coils. They have 2 variations: an 11.5-inch plus a 14.5-inch mattress; but for the purpose of juxtaposition 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 next 4 inches of the mattress is constructed from foam-wrapped coils, which compress or spring back based on the pressure exerted. An additional layer of steel coils compose another 7 inches, further supporting the upper layers and encouraging durability. All edges of the mattress are reinforced by a foam, to enhance 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 comparable, with DreamCloud allowing a little 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. But 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 collapsing 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 range between from $799-$1599, with DreamCloud offering discounts on their site more frequently.
Key Takeaways Dreamcloud Mattress Vs Casper Hybrid
The DreamCloud includes a more luxurious feel, thanks to its plush, cashmere blend Euro Top, and upper memory layers. The gel-infused memory technology enables you to sleep cooler through the night. The combination of foam gives it more sinkage, which is excellent 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 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 mattress 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 areas, 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 kinds 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 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’d expect quite distinctive features from either mattress. However, that’s not the case with those two. Both have been classified 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, giving sleepers more mobility 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 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 attributed to the quantity and quality of materials used. Recall that the Nectar is only 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 a cheap luxury bed.
Off the bat, you can make a decision based on whether you enjoy the feeling of being “in” the bed or “on” the bed. 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. Those who sleep in a combination of positions during 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 also.
DreamCloud VS Casper Dreamcloud Mattress Vs Casper Hybrid
Much like the Nectar, Casper is an all-foam mattress. At only 10 inches, Casper is made of 4 inches of a mixed array 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 foundation and stability.
Though made of different materials and assembled quite differently, both have a medium firm feel, with Casper on the firmer end of the scale. It follows that Casper provides a feels more supportive when lying on the back, but the DreamCloud provides better stress relief for both back and side sleepers.
Though both mattresses are elastic, the DreamCloud notably returns to its shape faster than Casper. This 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 better, which may be attributed to its gel cooling technology.
Prices 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 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 lifetime.
DreamCloud is the obvious winner between these two, in terms of comfort and luxury. However, their price gap is also significant, so depending upon your budget, Casper’s not a bad alternative.
Recommendations Dreamcloud Mattress Vs Casper Hybrid
Buying a mattress isn’t something which should be done on a whim; it’s a very important decision. There are loads of things to take into account, 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 thing, so review and discern prior to making a decision. You’ll sleep better at night.