After years of travel for leisure and work, and sharing rooms with colleagues and friends, I have discovered that even 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 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 have to think about 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’ve rounded up three of the cheaper but highly rated mattresses that are currently on the market. In my view, the DreamCloud defeats them in convenience, luxury, and relaxation; though I reiterate the value of personal taste.
I’ll begin by describing the DreamCloud, then detail its similarities and differences with 3 other brands afterward.
DreamCloud Description Dreamcloud Vs Serta Hybrid Mattress
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 mixed 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 comfortable, seamless, and lavish quality. The gel swirl in its memory foam gives a cooling sensation, even as your body sinks into the surface. The memory technology provides pressure relief by contouring to the parts of the body that protrude into the mattress, especially the shoulders and hips. The poly foam beneath it acts as the supporting layer, allowing more stability and adequate spinal alignment. Its next layer is 8 inches of coils that give 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 separate areas 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 that 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 composition, but their ratios and assembly produce some variance.
Composition Dreamcloud Vs Serta Hybrid Mattress
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 mix of memory materials and wires, to promote lumbar support and spinal alignment. The next 4 inches of the mattress is made from 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 stabilizing the upper layers and encouraging durability. All edges of the bed are reinforced by a foam, to enhance edge support throughout the sleep surface.
The biggest differences of this Saatva mattress are the overall height of its coils, and the foam perimeter. Their stability is similar, with DreamCloud allowing a bit 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 suck up 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 the bed, with no collapsing at the sides.
Pricing 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 range between from $799-$1599, with DreamCloud offering discounts on their site more frequently.
Key Takeaways Dreamcloud Vs Serta Hybrid Mattress
The DreamCloud has a more luxurious feel, thanks to its plush, cashmere blend Euro Top, and upper memory layers. The gel-infused memory technology enables you to sleep cooler through 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 has 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 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 people who use their beds to double as sitting spaces, 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 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 very distinctive features from each mattress. However, that is not the case with these 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 difference is DreamCloud’s amount of bounce, giving sleepers more mobility when repositioning. This is thanks to the existence of coils, which is absent from Nectar. That said, Nectar’s product gives its sleepers a deeper hug as the assortment of foams shape to their bodies. This same quality translates to slightly superior motion 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 due 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 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 choice based on whether you enjoy the feeling of being “in” the bed or “on” the mattress. Sleepers who like 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. Those 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 as well.
DreamCloud VS Casper Dreamcloud Vs Serta Hybrid Mattress
Much like the Nectar, Casper is an all-foam mattress. At just 10 inches, Casper is made 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 that 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 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 gives a feels more supportive when lying on the back, 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 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 better, which may be attributed to its gel cooling technology.
Prices 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 offers a 10-year warranty, while the latter promises a lifetime.
DreamCloud is the clear winner between these two, in terms of comfort and luxury. However, their price gap is also notable, so based upon your budget, Casper’s not a bad option.
Recommendations Dreamcloud Vs Serta Hybrid Mattress
Buying a mattress isn’t something that can be done on a whim; it’s a very important decision. There are plenty of things to consider, and most important are your personal preferences and requirements. 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 prior to making a decision. You’ll sleep better at night.