After years of traveling 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 finding the bed that’s right for you, it can’t be as simple as taking just anybody’s word on which ones are good and which ones are not. You’ll have to think about your size, your weight, your body type, what position you sleep in, and whether or not you share a bed with a partner, a child, a pet, or some laundry.
I have rounded up three of the cheaper but highly rated mattresses which are currently on 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 thereafter.
DreamCloud Description Dreamcloud Vs Nectar
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 materials and coils. 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 memory foam provides a cooling sensation, even as your body sinks into the surface. The memory technology provides pressure relief by contouring to the areas 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 give 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 disruption of different regions 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 extremely similar in features, 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’ve coils and memory substances in their composition, but their ratios and assembly produce some variance.
Composition Dreamcloud Vs Nectar
The Saatva is also a hybrid mattress, with a combination of foams and coils. They have 2 variants: an 11.5-inch plus a 14.5-inch mattress; but for the purpose of juxtaposition with the DreamCloud, I will describe the latter, which is a closer approximate.
Its anti-bacterial, cotton Euro Top covers a mixture of memory substances and wires, to promote lumbar support and spinal alignment. The following 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 the next 7 inches, further supporting the top layers and encouraging durability. All edges of the bed are reinforced by a foam, to enhance edge support throughout the surface.
The biggest differences of this Saatva mattress are the overall height of its coils, as well as the foam perimeter. Their firmness is similar, with DreamCloud allowing a little more sinkage into its Euro Top and memory layers, and Saatva in a slightly firmer medium.
Both have responsive substances that provide very good mobility to shifting sleepers. However, if we take note of the composition, remember that Saatva has more coil and less foam. The DreamCloud’s thicker foam layers can suck up 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 bed, with no collapsing at the sides.
Prices 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 Nectar
The DreamCloud includes a more luxurious feel, thanks to its plush, cashmere blend Euro Top, and upper memory layers. The gel-infused memory technology lets you sleep cooler throughout the evening. The combination of foam gives it more sinkage, which is ideal for side and back 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 consequently boasts of greater 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 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 their composition, you’d expect very distinctive features from each mattress. However, that is not the case with those 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 difference is DreamCloud’s amount of bounce, providing sleepers more freedom when repositioning. This is due to the presence of coils, which is absent from Nectar. That said, 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 motion isolation, attributable to the pure foam design.
Prices and Perks
Almost all of Nectar’s costs are nearly half of DreamCloud’s, save for the King and California King, whose prices are still 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 mix, which sets it apart as a cheap luxury bed.
Off the bat, you can make a choice based on whether 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 people who want a lighter cradle, whilst keeping to the surface should choose the DreamCloud. People 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 also.
DreamCloud VS Casper Dreamcloud Vs Nectar
Much like the Nectar, Casper is an all-foam mattress. At just 10 inches, Casper is made of 4 inches of a assorted array 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 bottom 2 layers are poly foams of increasing density toward the bottom, giving the mattress a foundation and stability.
Though made of different materials and constructed quite differently, both possess 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 trunk, 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 layout for a breathable top foam, DreamCloud wicks the heat better, which can 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 provides a 10-year guarantee, while the latter promises a life.
DreamCloud is the obvious winner between these two, in terms of comfort and luxury. However, their cost gap is also notable, so based upon your budget, Casper’s not a bad alternative.
Recommendations Dreamcloud Vs Nectar
Buying a mattress is not something that 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 these is not any small object either, so review and identify before making a decision. You’ll sleep better at night.