After years of traveling 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 finding the bed that’s suitable for you, it can’t be as simple 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 you share a bed with a spouse, a child, a pet, or laundry.
I have rounded up three of the cheaper but highly rated mattresses which are currently in the market. In my view, the DreamCloud beats them in convenience, luxury, and relaxation; though I reiterate the value of personal preference.
I’ll begin by describing the DreamCloud, then detail its similarities and differences with 3 other brands thereafter.
DreamCloud Description Nest Alexander Vs Dreamcloud
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 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 provides 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 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, allowing independent movement. This greatly reduces motion transfer, or the disruption of different regions 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 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 materials in their makeup, but their ratios and assembly create some variance.
Composition Nest Alexander Vs Dreamcloud
The Saatva is also a hybrid mattress, with a combination 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 substances and wires, to encourage lumbar support and spinal alignment. The next 4 inches of the mattress is made of foam-wrapped coils, which compress or spring back based on the pressure exerted. An additional layer of steel coils compose the next 7 inches, further supporting the upper layers and encouraging durability. All edges of the mattress are reinforced by a foam, to enhance edge support throughout the surface.
The biggest differences of the Saatva mattress are the overall height of its coils, as well as the foam perimeter. Their firmness is similar, with DreamCloud allowing a bit more sinkage to its Euro Top and memory layers, and Saatva at a slightly firmer medium.
Both have responsive materials that give good mobility to repositioning sleepers. But if we take note of their composition, remember 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 the ones that share beds. Saatva’s advantage lies in its solid perimeter support, maximizing every bit of this bed, with no falling at the sides.
Pricing and Perks
Saatva’s costs are $100 cheaper, from their Twin to Queen dimensions; but even out with DreamCloud for its King and California Kings. They vary between from $799-$1599, with DreamCloud offering discounts on their site more frequently.
Key Takeaways Nest Alexander Vs Dreamcloud
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 evening. The combination of foam gives it more sinkage, which is excellent for back and side sleepers; the latter is given excellent pressure relief for shoulders and hips. It’s a perfect balance of support and comfort, and fantastic 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 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 those 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 types 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’s 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’d expect quite distinctive features from each 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 reasonable amount of sinkage and pressure relief.
The main difference is DreamCloud’s amount of bounce, providing sleepers more freedom when repositioning. This is thanks 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 contour to their bodies. This same quality translates to slightly better movement isolation, attributable to its pure foam design.
Pricing and Perks
Almost all of Nectar’s prices are nearly half DreamCloud’s, save for the King and California King, whose costs are still 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 mix, which really sets it apart as an affordable luxury bed.
Off the bat, you can make a choice based on whether you enjoy the feeling of being “in” the mattress 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 choose the DreamCloud. Those who sleep in a mixture of positions throughout 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 as well.
DreamCloud VS Casper Nest Alexander Vs Dreamcloud
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 offers 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 possess a medium firm feel, with Casper on the firmer end of the scale. It follows that Casper gives 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 elastic, the DreamCloud especially returns to its shape faster 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 better, which can be attributed to its gel cooling technologies.
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 includes 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 life.
DreamCloud is the clear winner between these two, in terms of comfort and luxury. However, their price gap is also notable, so depending on your budget, Casper’s not a bad option.
Recommendations Nest Alexander Vs Dreamcloud
Buying a mattress is not something that can be done on a whim; it’s a very important decision. There are loads of things to take into account, 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 before making a decision. You will sleep better at night.