After years of traveling for work and leisure, 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 not be as straightforward as taking just anyone’s word on which ones are good and which ones aren’t. You will 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 have rounded up three of the more affordable but highly rated mattresses that 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 start by describing the DreamCloud, then detail its similarities and differences with 3 other brands afterward.
DreamCloud Description Dreamcloud Vs Idle
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 combination 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 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, particularly the shoulders and hips. The poly foam underneath 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, allowing independent movement. This greatly reduces motion transfer, or the disruption of different regions 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 characteristics, 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’ve coils and memory substances in their makeup, but their ratios and assembly create some variance.
Composition Dreamcloud Vs Idle
The Saatva is also a hybrid mattress, 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 approximate.
Its anti-bacterial, cotton Euro Top covers a mixture of memory substances and wires, to encourage lumbar support and spinal alignment. The next 4 inches of the mattress is made of foam-wrapped coils, which compress or spring back based on the pressure exerted. An additional layer of steel coils make up another 7 inches, further supporting the upper layers and encouraging durability. All edges of the bed 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, and the foam perimeter. Their firmness is comparable, with DreamCloud allowing a bit more sinkage into its Euro Top and memory layers, and Saatva in a slightly firmer medium.
Both have responsive materials that give very good mobility to shifting sleepers. But if we take note of the 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 those that share beds. Saatva’s advantage lies in its solid perimeter support, maximizing every bit of this mattress, with no falling at the sides.
Pricing 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 website more frequently.
Key Takeaways Dreamcloud Vs Idle
The DreamCloud has a more luxurious feel, thanks to its lavish, cashmere blend Euro Top, and upper memory layers. The gel-infused memory technology enables you to sleep cooler throughout the night. The combination of foam gives it more sinkage, which is ideal for back and side 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 motion for co-sleepers.
Saatva is a firmer medium mattress, and naturally boasts of better 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, as a result of its all-foam perimeter, has improved stability. This is good for those who utilize their beds to double as sitting spaces, or often 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 component, 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 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 quite distinctive features from each mattress. However, that’s not the case with those two. Both have been classified as medium firm, with Nectar being only a notch firmer; despite that, they both have a reasonable amount of sinkage and pressure relief.
The main distinction is DreamCloud’s amount of bounce, giving sleepers more mobility when repositioning. This is thanks to the presence of coils, which is absent from Nectar. That said, 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.
Prices and Perks
Just about all of Nectar’s prices are nearly half 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. 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 really sets it apart as an affordable luxury mattress.
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 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 opt for the DreamCloud. Those 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 components, so hot sleepers will enjoy the breathability of both mattresses as well.
DreamCloud VS Casper Dreamcloud Vs Idle
Much like the Nectar, Casper is an all-foam mattress. At only 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 constructed 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 gives better pressure relief for both back and side sleepers.
Though both mattresses are elastic, the DreamCloud especially 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 more efficiently, which may be attributed to its gel cooling technologies.
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 offers a full 365 days. Respectively, the former provides a 10-year guarantee, 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 option.
Recommendations Dreamcloud Vs Idle
Purchasing a mattress is not something which can 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 object either, so review and identify prior to making a decision. You will sleep better at night.