After years of travel 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 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 simple as taking just anyone’s word on which ones are good and which ones are not. You will have to think about your size, your weight, your build, what position you sleep in, and whether or not you share a bed with a spouse, a child, a pet, or laundry.
I have rounded up three of the more affordable but highly rated mattresses which are currently in the market. In my view, the DreamCloud beats them in convenience, luxury, and comfort; though I reiterate the value of personal preference.
I’ll begin by describing the DreamCloud, then detail its similarities and differences with 3 other brands afterward.
DreamCloud Description Dreamcloud Vs Alexander
The DreamCloud is one of 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 snug, seamless, and lavish quality. The gel swirl in its own memory foam provides a cooling sensation, even as your body sinks into the surface. The memory technology provides pressure relief by contouring to the parts of the body which 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 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 separate regions 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 that 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 is not compressed when delivered. They have coils and memory substances in their composition, but their ratios and assembly produce some contrast.
Composition Dreamcloud Vs Alexander
The Saatva is also a hybrid mattress, with a blend of foams and coils. They have 2 variations: an 11.5-inch and a 14.5-inch mattress; but for the purpose of juxtaposition with the DreamCloud, I will describe the latter, which is a approximate.
Its antibacterial, cotton Euro Top covers a mixture of memory materials 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 make up the next 7 inches, further supporting the upper layers and encouraging durability. All edges of the mattress are reinforced by a foam, to improve edge support throughout the surface.
The biggest differences of the Saatva mattress are the overall height of its coils, as well as the foam perimeter. Their firmness 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 materials that give very good mobility to repositioning 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 costs are at least $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 Vs Alexander
The DreamCloud includes 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 throughout the night. The combination of foam gives it more sinkage, which is ideal 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 naturally boasts of greater lumbar alignment. Its firmness is also great for people 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 people who utilize their beds to double as sitting areas, 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 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 alleviating pressure from certain points. An inch of what Nectar describes as “semi-open lush foam” is sandwiched between the latter and the top 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 very distinctive features from either mattress. However, that is 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 fair amount of sinkage and pressure relief.
The main distinction is DreamCloud’s amount of bounce, providing sleepers more mobility when repositioning. This is due to the existence of coils, which is absent from Nectar. Having said that, Nectar’s product gives its sleepers a deeper hug as the range of foams shape to their bodies. This same quality translates to slightly superior motion isolation, attributable to its pure foam design.
Prices and Perks
Just about all of Nectar’s costs are nearly half of DreamCloud’s, save for the King and California King, whose costs continue to be a good $500 cheaper. This may be attributed to the quantity 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 mix, which sets it apart as a cheap luxury bed.
Off the bat, you can make a decision based on whether you like the feeling of being “in” the bed or “on” the bed. Sleepers who like to sleep tight and cozy in their beds would love Nectar’s foams, while those who want a milder cradle, whilst keeping to the surface should opt for the DreamCloud. People who sleep in a mixture 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 Dreamcloud Vs Alexander
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 provides compression and pressure relief. The last 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 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 trunk, but the DreamCloud provides better stress 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 better, which can be attributed to its gel cooling technologies.
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 offers 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 luxury and comfort. However, their price gap is also notable, so depending on your budget, Casper’s not a bad alternative.
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Buying a mattress isn’t something which can be done on a whim; it’s a very important decision. There are loads 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 not any small thing, so review and identify prior to making a decision. You’ll sleep better at night.