After years of traveling for leisure and work, 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 suitable for you, it can not be as straightforward as taking just anyone’s word on which ones are good and which ones are not. You will need to think about 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 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 taste.
I’ll start by describing the DreamCloud, then detail its similarities and differences with 3 other brands thereafter.
DreamCloud Description Dreamcloud Vs Nest Alexander Hybrid
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 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 plush quality. The gel swirl in its 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 that protrude into the mattress, especially 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, 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 that 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 is not compressed when delivered. They have coils and memory substances in their makeup, but their ratios and assembly create some contrast.
Composition Dreamcloud Vs Nest Alexander 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 describe the latter, which is a approximate.
Its antibacterial, cotton Euro Top covers a mix of memory substances and wires, to encourage lumbar support and spinal alignment. The following 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 compose the next 7 inches, further supporting the top layers and encouraging durability. All edges of the mattress 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 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 materials that provide good mobility to repositioning 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 absorb 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, optimizing each bit of this bed, with no collapsing at the sides.
Prices and Perks
Saatva’s costs 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 site more frequently.
Key Takeaways Dreamcloud Vs Nest Alexander Hybrid
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 given 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 naturally boasts of better lumbar alignment. Its firmness is also good for people 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 improved stability. This is good for people who utilize their beds to double as sitting areas, 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 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 their composition, you’d expect very distinctive features from each mattress. However, that is 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 fair amount of sinkage and pressure relief.
The main distinction is DreamCloud’s amount of bounce, providing sleepers more mobility when repositioning. This is due to the presence of coils, which is absent from Nectar. Having said that, Nectar’s product gives its sleepers a deeper hug as the range of foams shape to their bodies. This same quality translates to slightly better motion isolation, attributable to its pure foam design.
Prices and Perks
Just about all of Nectar’s prices are nearly half of DreamCloud’s, save for the King and California King, whose costs continue to be a good $500 cheaper. This may be attributed 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 blend, which really sets it apart as a cheap luxury mattress.
Off the bat, you can make a decision based on whether you enjoy the feeling of being “in” the mattress 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. 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 parts, so hot sleepers will enjoy the breathability of both mattresses also.
DreamCloud VS Casper Dreamcloud Vs Nest Alexander Hybrid
Much like the Nectar, Casper is an all-foam mattress. At just 10 inches, Casper consists 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 provides 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 have 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 stress relief for both back and side sleepers.
Though both mattresses are elastic, the DreamCloud especially 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 layout 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 starts 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 warranty, while the latter promises a life.
DreamCloud is the clear winner between these two, in terms of luxury and comfort. However, their cost gap is also significant, so depending on your budget, Casper’s not a bad alternative.
Recommendations Dreamcloud Vs Nest Alexander Hybrid
Purchasing a mattress is not something that should be done on a whim; it’s a very important decision. There are loads 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 not any small thing, so review and discern before making a decision. You’ll sleep better at night.