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 this case, taste relies hugely on quality of sleep. So in searching for the bed that’s right 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’ll need to consider your size, your weight, your body type, 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 cheaper but highly rated mattresses which are currently on the market. In my view, 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 Bedding
The DreamCloud is among the first beds-in-boxes, compressed and delivered to your doorstep. It is a 15-inch hybrid , 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 own memory foam gives a cooling sensation, even as your body sinks into the surface. The memory technology offers pressure relief by contouring to the parts of the body which protrude into the mattress, particularly 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, permitting independent movement. This greatly reduces motion transfer, or the disturbance 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 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 produce some contrast.
Composition Dreamcloud Vs Nest Bedding
The Saatva is also a hybrid , 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 making comparisons with the DreamCloud, I will explain the latter, which is a closer approximate.
Its anti-bacterial, cotton Euro Top covers a mix of memory materials and wires, to promote lumbar support and spinal alignment. The following 4 inches of the mattress is constructed from foam-wrapped coils, which compress or spring back based on the pressure exerted. An extra layer of steel coils compose another 7 inches, further stabilizing the top 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 this Saatva mattress are the total height of its coils, and the foam perimeter. Their stability is comparable, 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 give 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 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 the mattress, with no falling 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 vary between from $799-$1599, with DreamCloud offering discounts on their website more frequently.
Key Takeaways Dreamcloud Vs Nest Bedding
The DreamCloud includes a more luxurious feel, because of 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 granted excellent pressure relief for shoulders and hips. It’s a perfect balance of support and comfort, and excellent reduction of movement for co-sleepers.
Saatva is a firmer medium mattress, and naturally boasts of greater 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, as a result of its all-foam perimeter, has better stability. This is good for those who use their beds to double as sitting spaces, 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 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 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 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, providing sleepers more mobility 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 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 almost half of DreamCloud’s, save for the King and California King, whose costs are still a good $500 cheaper. This may be attributed to the quantity 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 really sets it apart as a cheap luxury mattress.
Off the bat, you can make a choice based on whether you enjoy the feeling of being “in” the bed or “on” the mattress. Sleepers who prefer to sleep 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. People who sleep in a mixture of positions during the night may also benefit more from DreamCloud’s responsive materials. Both dissipate heat, thanks to their gel parts, so hot sleepers will enjoy the breathability of both mattresses also.
DreamCloud VS Casper Dreamcloud Vs Nest Bedding
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 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 have 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 back, but the DreamCloud provides better pressure relief for both back and side sleepers.
Though both mattresses are springy, the DreamCloud especially 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 more efficiently, which can be attributed to its gel cooling technologies.
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 lifetime.
DreamCloud is the obvious winner between these two, in terms of comfort and luxury. However, their cost gap is also significant, so based on your budget, Casper’s not a bad alternative.
Recommendations Dreamcloud Vs Nest Bedding
Buying a mattress isn’t 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 no small thing, so review and identify before making a decision. You’ll sleep better at night.