After years of traveling for leisure and work, and sharing rooms with colleagues and friends, I have discovered that preferences in beds come down to a matter of taste. In this case, 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 aren’t. 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’ve rounded up three of the cheaper but highly rated mattresses which are currently in the market. In my opinion, the DreamCloud defeats them in convenience, luxury, and comfort; though I reiterate the value of personal taste.
I’ll start by describing the DreamCloud, then detail its similarities and differences with 3 other brands afterward.
DreamCloud Description Dreamcloud Vs Helix Midnight
The DreamCloud is one of the first beds-in-boxes, compressed and delivered to your doorstep. It is a 15-inch hybrid mattress, 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 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 offers pressure relief by contouring to the parts of the body which protrude into the mattress, especially the shoulders and hips. The poly foam beneath it acts as the supporting layer, allowing more stability and adequate spinal alignment. Its next 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 disruption of different areas of the bed. At the very bottom is a firm foam that acts as a sturdy foundation for the whole mattress.
DreamCloud Vs Saatva
Both the DreamCloud and Saatva are hybrid mattresses that 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 isn’t compressed when delivered. They have coils and memory materials in their makeup, but their ratios and assembly produce some variance.
Composition Dreamcloud Vs Helix Midnight
The Saatva is also a hybrid mattress, with a blend 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 closer 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 made 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 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 stability is similar, with DreamCloud allowing a bit more sinkage to its Euro Top and memory layers, and Saatva in a slightly firmer medium.
Both have responsive substances that give good mobility to repositioning 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 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, optimizing each 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 vary between from $799-$1599, with DreamCloud offering discounts on their website more frequently.
Key Takeaways Dreamcloud Vs Helix Midnight
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 night. 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 support and comfort, and fantastic reduction of movement for co-sleepers.
Saatva is a firmer medium mattress, and naturally boasts of better lumbar alignment. Its firmness is also good 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 better 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 base 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 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’s not the case with these two. Both have been categorized 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, giving sleepers more freedom when repositioning. This is thanks 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 contour to their bodies. This same quality translates to slightly better movement isolation, attributable to the pure foam design.
Pricing and Perks
Almost all of Nectar’s prices are almost half of DreamCloud’s, save for the King and California King, whose prices continue to be a good $500 cheaper. This may be attributed 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 do not pay for in Nectar’s mattress is the feel of DreamCloud’s plush cashmere blend, which really sets it apart as a cheap luxury mattress.
Off the bat, you can make a choice based on if you like the feeling of being “in” the bed or “on” the mattress. 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 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 as well.
DreamCloud VS Casper Dreamcloud Vs Helix Midnight
Much like the Nectar, Casper is an all-foam mattress. At just 10 inches, Casper consists 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 provides 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 possess 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 gives better pressure relief for both back and side sleepers.
Though both mattresses are elastic, the DreamCloud notably returns to its shape faster than Casper. This exact 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 more efficiently, which can be attributed to its gel cooling technology.
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 grants a full 365 days. Respectively, the former provides a 10-year warranty, while the latter promises a lifetime.
DreamCloud is the clear winner between these two, in terms of luxury and comfort. However, their price gap is also significant, so based upon your budget, Casper’s not a bad option.
Recommendations Dreamcloud Vs Helix Midnight
Purchasing a mattress is not 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 not any small object either, so review and identify before making a decision. You’ll sleep better at night.