After years of travel for work and leisure, and sharing rooms with colleagues and friends, I have 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 simple as taking just anyone’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 you share a bed with a spouse, 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 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 Idle Vs Dreamcloud Mattress
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 comfortable, seamless, and lavish quality. The gel swirl in its memory foam provides a cooling sensation, even as your body sinks into the surface. The memory technology provides pressure relief by contouring to the areas of the body which protrude into the mattress, particularly the shoulders and hips. The poly foam beneath it functions as the supporting layer, allowing more stability and adequate spinal alignment. Its second layer is 8 inches of coils that provide 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 disruption of separate 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, isn’t 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 create some contrast.
Composition Idle Vs Dreamcloud Mattress
The Saatva is also a hybrid mattress, 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 juxtaposition with the DreamCloud, I will describe the latter, which is a approximate.
Its anti-bacterial, 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 constructed of foam-wrapped coils, which compress or spring back depending on the pressure exerted. An extra layer of steel coils make up the next 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 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 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. But 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 those that share beds. Saatva’s advantage lies in its solid perimeter support, optimizing each bit of the mattress, 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 Idle Vs Dreamcloud 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 lets you sleep cooler throughout the evening. The combination of foam gives it more sinkage, which is excellent 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 fantastic 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 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 use 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 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 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’d expect very distinctive features from either mattress. However, that’s 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 difference 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 contour to their bodies. This same quality translates to slightly superior motion isolation, attributable to its pure foam design.
Pricing and Perks
Almost all of Nectar’s prices are almost half DreamCloud’s, save for the King and California King, whose prices are still a good $500 cheaper. This may be attributed 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 mix, which sets it apart as an affordable luxury mattress.
Off the bat, you can make a choice based on if 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 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 also.
DreamCloud VS Casper Idle Vs Dreamcloud Mattress
Much like the Nectar, Casper is an all-foam mattress. At just 10 inches, Casper consists of 4 inches of a assorted 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 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 constructed quite differently, both possess 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 trunk, but the DreamCloud gives better pressure 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 technologies.
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 provides 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 based on your budget, Casper’s not a bad option.
Recommendations Idle Vs Dreamcloud Mattress
Purchasing a mattress is not something which 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 those is not any small object either, so review and discern before making a decision. You will sleep better at night.