After years of traveling for leisure and work, and sharing rooms with colleagues and friends, I have discovered that 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 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 will have to consider 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 laundry.
I have rounded up three of the cheaper but highly rated mattresses that are currently in the market. In my view, the DreamCloud defeats 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 afterward.
DreamCloud Description Puff Vs Dreamcloud
The DreamCloud is one of the first beds-in-boxes, compressed and delivered to your doorstep. It is a 15-inch hybrid , with 5 layers of combination 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 comfortable, seamless, and plush quality. The gel swirl in its memory foam gives 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 that 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 next 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 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 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 is not compressed when delivered. They’ve coils and memory substances in their makeup, but their ratios and assembly produce some variance.
Composition Puff Vs Dreamcloud
The Saatva is also a hybrid mattress, with a blend of foams and coils. They have 2 variations: an 11.5-inch and 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 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 extra layer of steel coils compose 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 the Saatva mattress are the overall height of its coils, as well as the foam perimeter. Their stability 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 provide very good mobility to shifting sleepers. However, if we take note of the composition, remember 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 the ones that share beds. Saatva’s advantage lies in its solid perimeter support, optimizing each 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 dimensions; 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 Puff Vs Dreamcloud
The DreamCloud has a more luxurious feel, because of its plush, cashmere blend Euro Top, and upper memory layers. The gel-infused memory technology lets you sleep cooler through 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 has a perfect balance of comfort and support, and excellent reduction of movement 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 mattress without stifling your face. Its edge support, thanks to its all-foam perimeter, has improved stability. This is good for people who utilize 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 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 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 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 the composition, you would expect quite distinctive features from either 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 distinction is DreamCloud’s amount of bounce, giving sleepers more freedom 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 shape to their bodies. This same quality translates to slightly superior motion isolation, attributable to its pure foam design.
Prices and Perks
Almost all of Nectar’s costs are nearly half of DreamCloud’s, save for the King and California King, whose prices continue to be a good $500 cheaper. This may be attributed to the amount 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 do not pay for in Nectar’s mattress is the feel of DreamCloud’s plush cashmere mix, which really sets it apart as an affordable luxury mattress.
Off the bat, you can make a decision 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 people who want a lighter cradle, whilst keeping to the surface should opt for 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, as a result of their gel parts, so hot sleepers will enjoy the breathability of both mattresses also.
DreamCloud VS Casper Puff Vs Dreamcloud
Much like the Nectar, Casper is an all-foam mattress. At only 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 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 assembled quite differently, both possess 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 pressure relief for both back and side sleepers.
Though both mattresses are springy, the DreamCloud especially 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 begins 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 lifetime.
DreamCloud is the obvious winner between these two, in terms of comfort and luxury. However, their price gap is also notable, so based on your budget, Casper’s not a bad alternative.
Recommendations Puff Vs Dreamcloud
Purchasing a mattress isn’t something that 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 these is not any small thing, so review and discern before making a decision. You’ll sleep better at night.