After years of traveling for work and leisure, and sharing rooms with colleagues and friends, I have 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 searching for 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 are not. You’ll need to consider your size, your weight, your body type, what position you sleep in, and whether or not 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 that are currently in the market. In my opinion, the DreamCloud beats them in convenience, luxury, and comfort; though I reiterate the value of personal taste.
I’ll start by describing the DreamCloud, then detail its similarities and differences with 3 other brands afterward.
DreamCloud Description Tuft and Needle Mint Vs Dreamcloud
The DreamCloud is among the first beds-in-boxes, compressed and delivered to your doorstep. It is a 15-inch hybrid , 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 plush quality. The gel swirl in its own memory foam gives a cooling sensation, even as your body sinks into the top layer. 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 acts as the supporting layer, allowing more stability and adequate spinal alignment. Its second layer is 8 inches of coils that provide a bouncy response 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 acts 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 is not compressed when delivered. They have coils and memory substances in their makeup, but their ratios and assembly produce some contrast.
Composition Tuft and Needle Mint Vs Dreamcloud
The Saatva is also a hybrid mattress, 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 making comparisons with the DreamCloud, I will describe the latter, which is a closer approximate.
Its anti-bacterial, 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 make up 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 this Saatva mattress are the overall height of its coils, and the foam perimeter. Their firmness is comparable, with DreamCloud allowing a bit more sinkage into its Euro Top and memory layers, and Saatva in a slightly firmer medium.
Both have responsive substances 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 absorb 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, maximizing every bit of the bed, with no falling at the sides.
Prices and Perks
Saatva’s costs 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 website more frequently.
Key Takeaways Tuft and Needle Mint 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 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, as a result of 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 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 would expect very distinctive features from either mattress. However, that is not the case with these two. Both have been classified as medium firm, with Nectar being just a notch firmer; despite that, they both have a reasonable amount of sinkage and pressure relief.
The main distinction is DreamCloud’s amount of bounce, giving sleepers more mobility when repositioning. This is thanks to the presence of coils, which is absent from Nectar. That said, 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 costs are almost half of DreamCloud’s, save for the King and California King, whose costs are still a good $500 cheaper. This may be attributed to the amount 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 do not pay for in Nectar’s mattress is the feel of DreamCloud’s plush cashmere mix, which sets it apart as a cheap luxury bed.
Off the bat, you can make a decision based on if you like the feeling of being “in” the mattress or “on” the mattress. Sleepers who prefer 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 choose the DreamCloud. People who sleep in a mixture of positions during the night may also benefit more from DreamCloud’s responsive materials. Both dissipate heat, thanks to their gel parts, so hot sleepers will enjoy the breathability of both mattresses also.
DreamCloud VS Casper Tuft and Needle Mint Vs Dreamcloud
Much like the Nectar, Casper is an all-foam mattress. At just 10 inches, Casper consists 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 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 assembled quite differently, both have 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 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 faster 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 design for a breathable top foam, DreamCloud wicks the heat more efficiently, which can be attributed to its gel cooling technologies.
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 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 life.
DreamCloud is the clear winner between these two, in terms of comfort and luxury. However, their cost gap is also significant, so depending upon your budget, Casper’s not a bad alternative.
Recommendations Tuft and Needle Mint Vs Dreamcloud
Purchasing a mattress is not something which 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 no small object either, so review and discern before making a decision. You’ll sleep better at night.