After years of travel 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’t be as simple as taking just anyone’s word on which ones are good and which ones aren’t. You will need 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 some laundry.
I’ve rounded up three of the more affordable 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 begin by describing the DreamCloud, then detail its similarities and differences with 3 other brands afterward.
DreamCloud Description Dreamcloud Vs Casper Wave Hybrid
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 materials and coils. Its Euro Top cover is a blend of cashmere and polyester, quilted and reinforced at the edges, giving the bed a comfortable, seamless, and lavish quality. The gel swirl in its own 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 areas of the body which protrude into the mattress, particularly the shoulders and hips. The poly foam underneath it acts as the supporting layer, allowing more stability and adequate spinal alignment. Its second layer is 8 inches of coils that provide a bouncy response 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 very 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 substances in their composition, but their ratios and assembly create some variance.
Composition Dreamcloud Vs Casper Wave 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 mix of memory materials and wires, to promote lumbar support and spinal alignment. The next 4 inches of the mattress is constructed of foam-wrapped coils, which compress or spring back depending on the pressure exerted. An additional layer of steel coils compose another 7 inches, further stabilizing the top layers and encouraging durability. All edges of the bed are reinforced by a foam, to enhance edge support throughout the sleep surface.
The biggest differences of the Saatva mattress are the overall height of its coils, and the foam perimeter. Their firmness is comparable, with DreamCloud allowing a little more sinkage into its Euro Top and memory layers, and Saatva in a slightly firmer medium.
Both have responsive materials that provide very good mobility to shifting 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 suck up more energy, and may 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 this mattress, with no collapsing at the sides.
Pricing and Perks
Saatva’s prices are at least $100 cheaper, from their Twin to Queen dimensions; but even out with DreamCloud for its King and California Kings. They vary between from $799-$1599, with DreamCloud offering discounts on their website more frequently.
Key Takeaways Dreamcloud Vs Casper Wave Hybrid
The DreamCloud has a more luxurious feel, because of its plush, 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 comfort and support, and excellent 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 those who sleep on their stomachs, as the top keeps you on the bed without stifling your face. Its edge support, as a result of its all-foam perimeter, has better stability. This is good for people 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 types of foam to serve a variety of functions. At 11 inches tall, its base 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 alleviating 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 is not the case with these 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 thanks 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 contour to their bodies. This same quality translates to slightly superior movement isolation, attributable to the pure foam design.
Pricing and Perks
Just about all of Nectar’s costs are almost half of DreamCloud’s, save for the King and California King, whose costs continue to be a good $500 cheaper. This may be due to the quantity 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 do not pay for in Nectar’s mattress is the feel of DreamCloud’s plush cashmere mix, which really sets it apart as a cheap luxury bed.
Off the bat, you can make a choice based on whether you enjoy the feeling of being “in” the bed or “on” the bed. Sleepers who like to lay tight and cozy in their beds would love Nectar’s foams, while those who want a lighter cradle, whilst keeping to the surface should choose 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 components, so hot sleepers will enjoy the breathability of both mattresses as well.
DreamCloud VS Casper Dreamcloud Vs Casper Wave Hybrid
Much like the Nectar, Casper is an all-foam mattress. At only 10 inches, Casper is made of 4 inches of a assorted range 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 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 assembled quite differently, both possess a medium firm feel, with Casper on the firmer end of the scale. It follows that Casper gives a feels more supportive when lying on the trunk, 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 exact same characteristic, with the addition 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 may 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 has a free trial of 100 days, while DreamCloud offers a full 365 days. Respectively, the former offers a 10-year guarantee, while the latter promises a lifetime.
DreamCloud is the clear winner between these two, in terms of comfort and luxury. However, their cost gap is also significant, so depending on your budget, Casper’s not a bad option.
Recommendations Dreamcloud Vs Casper Wave Hybrid
Buying a mattress is not something that 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 these is no small object either, so review and identify prior to making a decision. You’ll sleep better at night.