After years of travel for work and leisure, and sharing rooms with colleagues and friends, I’ve discovered that preferences in beds come down to a matter of taste. In cases like this, 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 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 you share a bed with a spouse, a child, a pet, or laundry.
I’ve rounded up three of the cheaper but highly rated mattresses that are currently in the market. In my opinion, 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 Big Fig
The DreamCloud is one of 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 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 offers pressure relief by contouring to the areas 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 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 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 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 isn’t compressed when delivered. They have coils and memory substances in their composition, but their ratios and assembly produce some variance.
Composition Dreamcloud Vs Big Fig
The Saatva is also a hybrid , with a blend of foams and coils. They have 2 variants: an 11.5-inch and a 14.5-inch mattress; but for the purpose of making comparisons with the DreamCloud, I will explain the latter, which is a closer approximate.
Its anti-bacterial, cotton Euro Top covers a mixture of memory materials 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 extra layer of steel coils make up another 7 inches, further supporting the top 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 this Saatva mattress are the total height of its coils, and the foam perimeter. Their stability is similar, with DreamCloud allowing a little more sinkage to its Euro Top and memory layers, and Saatva at a slightly firmer medium.
Both have responsive substances that give very good mobility to shifting sleepers. But 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.
Prices 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 vary between from $799-$1599, with DreamCloud offering discounts on their site more frequently.
Key Takeaways Dreamcloud Vs Big Fig
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 throughout the evening. The combination of foam gives it more sinkage, which is excellent for back and side 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 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 kinds 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 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 very distinctive features from each mattress. However, that’s not the case with those 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 difference is DreamCloud’s amount of bounce, giving sleepers more mobility when repositioning. This is due to the existence of coils, which is absent from Nectar. That said, Nectar’s product gives its sleepers a deeper hug as the assortment of foams shape to their bodies. This same quality translates to slightly better motion isolation, attributable to its pure foam design.
Pricing and Perks
Just about all of Nectar’s prices are nearly 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. Recall 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 really sets it apart as an affordable luxury mattress.
Off the bat, you can make a choice based on whether you like 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 those 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, as a result of their gel parts, so hot sleepers will enjoy the breathability of both mattresses also.
DreamCloud VS Casper Dreamcloud Vs Big Fig
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 offers compression and pressure relief. The bottom 2 layers are poly foams of increasing density toward the bottom, giving the mattress a base and stability.
Though made of different materials and assembled quite differently, both have 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 gives better pressure relief for both back and side sleepers.
Though both mattresses are elastic, the DreamCloud notably returns to its shape quicker 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 design for a breathable top foam, DreamCloud wicks the heat more efficiently, which may be attributed to its gel cooling technology.
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 has 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 life.
DreamCloud is the clear winner between these two, in terms of comfort and luxury. However, their price gap is also notable, so based upon your budget, Casper’s not a bad option.
Recommendations Dreamcloud Vs Big Fig
Buying a mattress isn’t 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 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.