After years of travel for work and leisure, and sharing rooms with colleagues and friends, I’ve discovered that even 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 simple as taking just anyone’s word on which ones are good and which ones are not. You’ll need 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 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 Tempurpedic
The DreamCloud is among the first beds-in-boxes, compressed and delivered to your doorstep. It is 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 snug, seamless, and plush 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 which 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 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 that are very 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 have coils and memory materials in their composition, but their ratios and assembly produce some variance.
Composition Dreamcloud Vs Tempurpedic
The Saatva is also a hybrid , with a blend 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 approximate.
Its antibacterial, 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 of foam-wrapped coils, which compress or spring back depending on the pressure exerted. An extra 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, and the foam perimeter. Their firmness is similar, 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 give very good mobility to shifting sleepers. However, 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 can 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, optimizing each bit of this mattress, with no collapsing at the sides.
Pricing 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 range between from $799-$1599, with DreamCloud offering discounts on their site more frequently.
Key Takeaways Dreamcloud Vs Tempurpedic
The DreamCloud includes a more luxurious feel, because of its lavish, cashmere blend Euro Top, and upper memory layers. The gel-infused memory technology enables you to sleep cooler throughout the evening. The combination of foam gives it more sinkage, which is excellent for side and back sleepers; the latter is given excellent pressure relief for shoulders and hips. It’s a perfect balance of support and comfort, and excellent reduction of motion for co-sleepers.
Saatva is a firmer medium mattress, and consequently boasts of greater lumbar alignment. Its firmness is also good for people who sleep on their stomachs, as the top keeps you on the bed without stifling your face. Its edge support, thanks to its all-foam perimeter, has better stability. This is good for people who utilize their beds to double as sitting spaces, or tend to dangle over the sides when sleeping.
DreamCloud Vs Nectar
Unlike 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 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 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 the composition, you’d 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 fair amount of sinkage and pressure relief.
The main difference is DreamCloud’s amount of bounce, giving sleepers more freedom 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 assortment of foams shape to their bodies. This same quality translates to slightly better motion isolation, attributable to the pure foam design.
Prices and Perks
Just about all of Nectar’s costs are almost half DreamCloud’s, save for the King and California King, whose costs are still a good $500 cheaper. This may be due to the amount and quality of materials used. Recall 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 an affordable luxury bed.
Off the bat, you can make a choice based on whether you like 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 those 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, as a result of their gel parts, so hot sleepers will enjoy the breathability of both mattresses also.
DreamCloud VS Casper Dreamcloud Vs Tempurpedic
Much like the Nectar, Casper is an all-foam mattress. At only 10 inches, Casper consists of 4 inches of a assorted 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 offers 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 assembled 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 back, but the DreamCloud provides better pressure relief for both back and side sleepers.
Though both mattresses are springy, the DreamCloud notably returns to its shape faster 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 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 guarantee, while the latter promises a lifetime.
DreamCloud is the clear 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 option.
Recommendations Dreamcloud Vs Tempurpedic
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 take into account, 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 those is not any small object either, so review and discern prior to making a decision. You’ll sleep better at night.