After years of travel 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 this case, taste relies hugely on quality of sleep. So in finding the bed that’s suitable 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 need to consider 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 laundry.
I’ve rounded up three of the more affordable but highly rated mattresses that are currently in the market. In my opinion, the DreamCloud defeats them in convenience, luxury, and relaxation; 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 Puffy Review
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 plush quality. The gel swirl in its memory foam provides a cooling sensation, even as your body sinks into the top layer. 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 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 features, but differ in subtle ways. For starters, Saatva, though also available online, isn’t a bed in a box, and is not compressed when delivered. They’ve coils and memory substances in their makeup, but their ratios and assembly produce some contrast.
Composition Dreamcloud Vs Puffy Review
The Saatva is also a hybrid , 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 mix of memory materials and wires, to encourage lumbar support and spinal alignment. The following 4 inches of the mattress is constructed from foam-wrapped coils, which compress or spring back depending 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 sleep surface.
The biggest differences of this Saatva mattress are the overall height of its coils, as well as the foam perimeter. Their stability is comparable, with DreamCloud allowing a little more sinkage into its Euro Top and memory layers, and Saatva at a slightly firmer medium.
Both have responsive materials that provide good mobility to repositioning sleepers. But if we take note of the 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 those that share beds. Saatva’s advantage lies in its solid perimeter support, maximizing every bit of this bed, with no collapsing at the sides.
Prices and Perks
Saatva’s prices are at least $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 Puffy Review
The DreamCloud has a more luxurious feel, thanks to its lavish, cashmere blend Euro Top, and upper memory layers. The gel-infused memory technology lets you sleep cooler throughout the night. The combination of foam gives it more sinkage, which is excellent for back and side 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 great 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 utilize their beds to double as sitting areas, or often 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 foundation layer is its thickest element, 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 relieving pressure from certain areas. An inch of what Nectar describes as “semi-open lush foam” is sandwiched between the latter and the top 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 would 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 just 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 due to the existence 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 movement isolation, attributable to the pure foam design.
Pricing and Perks
Just about all of Nectar’s costs 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 due 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 blend, which 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 bed. Sleepers who prefer to sleep tight and cozy in their beds would love Nectar’s foams, while those who want a milder cradle, whilst keeping to the surface should choose 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, as a result of their gel components, so hot sleepers will enjoy the breathability of both mattresses also.
DreamCloud VS Casper Dreamcloud Vs Puffy Review
Much like the Nectar, Casper is an all-foam mattress. At only 10 inches, Casper consists of 4 inches of a mixed 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 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 this scale. It follows that Casper gives a feels more supportive when lying on the back, but the DreamCloud provides better stress relief for both back and side sleepers.
Though both mattresses are elastic, the DreamCloud notably returns to its shape quicker 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 may 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 offers a full 365 days. Respectively, the former provides a 10-year warranty, while the latter promises a lifetime.
DreamCloud is the obvious winner between these two, in terms of luxury and comfort. However, their price gap is also notable, so depending upon your budget, Casper’s not a bad option.
Recommendations Dreamcloud Vs Puffy Review
Purchasing a mattress isn’t something that can 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 those is no small object either, so review and identify prior to making a decision. You will sleep better at night.