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Two hybrids with two very different construction styles battle it out in our comparison between DreamCloud and Saatva.
Will you prefer the DreamCloud, a quality product offered by one of the first luxury bed-in-a-box companies? Or Saatva’s luxury mattress that stays classic in the online industry by avoiding compression?
Get a closer look at each product with our individual in-depth reviews:
Quick Comparison: DreamCloud vs. Saatva
- Affordable luxury
- Reinforced edges
- Premium pressure relief
- Classic innerspring feel
- Affordable luxury
- Quality construction
Comparing Construction (Materials & Quality)
- The top layer under the Eurotop (which contains two layers of polyfoam) is gel memory foam. The purpose of this layer is to contour, relieve pressure, and disperse excess heat.
- The fourth layer is a 2.5 inch layer of standard poly foam made to be supportive and ease your body's weight into the coils beneath.
- The fifth layer is where the coils come in. They are 8 inches high and reinforced on the edges for additional support in this area.
- The sixth layer has another layer of foam to support the weight of the coils and further dampen motion transfer through the entire mattress.
This innerspring mixes two coil units with memory materials.
The cover is a 3-inch Euro Top that has been treated with GuardinⓇ to prohibit bacteria and promote a cleaner sleep experience. This mattress comes in 14.5 and 11.5-inch heights, we will focus on the 14.5-inch version so as to be most consistent with the 15-inch DreamCloud. Differences between the two Saatva products will be noted below.
- The first layer contains a .5-inch Lumbar Support Enhancement. This system combines memory materials and wires to promote lumbar support and proper spinal alignment.
- The second layer is a 4-inch system of Individually Wrapped Coils. The coils should pushback or compress as needed for individualized pressure relief. Foam encases the coils to promote motion control.
- The bottom layer consists of 7 inches of Steel Coil Base Support. This uses recycled steel to create durable support for the upper layers. The 11.5-inch version of this bed contains steel coils at an estimated 4-inch height.
- The perimeter uses Dual Perimeter Edge Support to provide consistency throughout the entire sleep surface. This is accomplished via a reinforced foam perimeter around the upper coil system.
Comparing Firmness (Support & Feel)
Using a scale of 1-10, we have determined the comfort level of both mattresses, assuming 1 is soft as a cloud and 10 is firm as cement. Both brands have earned a Medium score, though the DreamCloud may be a hair softer.
Comfort often depends on the sleeper and how they experience the bed, but most should find this level to be a true medium or perhaps a slight medium-firm, making it great for all sleep preferences.
DreamCloud should feel plush at first, as you lie on the luxurious EuroTop cover. The coil system features individually wrapped coils that stand firm beneath the feet and head and compress beneath the shoulders and hips. The materials should reform quickly to aid in easy repositioning.
Saatva features a plush pillow top and a unique lumbar support layer that should promote proper spinal alignment. The foams should respond quickly, with a slightly slower response in the lumbar layer.
The durable coil systems in each product should work well to aid in the repositioning of combination sleepers and to support shoppers with considerable weight concerns.
Comparing Sinkage and Bounce
DreamCloud might lend itself to slightly more sinkage than Saatva, which offers a gentler cradle than the former's deeper hug. If you prefer to rest more “in” your mattress, steer towards the cloud, but a more “on the top” preference should elect the dual coil system.
Both should provide moderate bounce and quickly responding materials. This should prevent shoppers from feeling “stuck” in the materials. The foams reform easily as sleepers move around, which should aid in repositioning.
Comparing Motion Transfer
Both of these options use individually pocketed coils and layers of dampening materials to help isolate movement, they both land between all-foam and innersprings in this category. Shoppers should notice much less motion transfer than might be present in an innerspring bed, but more than can be found in a typical all-foam construction.
While both brands feature coil systems, Saatva contains less foam than DreamCloud overall. DreamCloud may absorb more energy because of this and might be a good fit for shoppers who consider motion control a major concern.
Comparing Edge Support
DreamCloud may show slight compression when sitting on the edge, with more stability when lying on it. The upper materials should collapse beneath your weight and stabilize once the reinforced coils around the edges become activated.
Skipping the compression method, Saatva’s reinforced foam edges should provide enhanced support, especially when compared to most bed-in-a-box, all-foam products which tend to compress a lot more. There should be less compression when sitting or lying as the reinforcement is positioned higher in the mattress.
Most shoppers do not consider edge support to be a top priority. Those who do may want to consider Saatva as there seems to be less overall edge compression from this bed.
DreamCloud vs. Saatva Compared Side-by-Side
|Cover||Polyester||Cotton and comfort foam Euro Top treated with GuardinⓇ|
|Materials||Memory and polyfoams paired with innersprings.||Memory foam, pocket coils, steel coils, reinforced foam perimeter|
|Cooling||Breathable cover, gel-infused foam||Double coil systems|
|Sinkage||Deeper Hug||Gentle Cradle|
|Trial Period||365 nights||120 nights|
|Adjustable Base Compatible||Yes||Yes, only the 11.5-inch|
|Shipping||Free within the contiguous United States, Alaska and Hawaii for an additional fee, White Glove Service is optional||Free in the United States and parts of Canada, White Glove service is free and optional|
|Made in the USA||No||Yes, a factory in Canada serves those customers|
|Size||DreamCloud Price (w/o discount)||Saatva Price (w/o discount)|
Should I Buy DreamCloud or Saatva?
Which hybrid system should you choose? Let’s dive into our suggestions for which types of sleepers will be best-served by each bed.
We Would Recommend Buying DreamCloud if You are Looking for:
- A luxury feel and exceptional value. Multiple layers of pressure relieving foam and a EuroTop cover should let any shopper feel spoiled and luxurious at an affordable price.
- Thicker foam with cooling technology. This product uses gel-infused materials and a breathable cover to prevent overheating despite the dense, thick layers.
- Enhanced motion control. This product should absorb most movement, minimizing disruption from restless co-sleepers. This, along with the enhanced edge support, should make this a great match for couples.
We Would Recommend Buying Saatva if You are Looking for:
- Customizable features. Want a tall mattress or something short and sleek? With two different options, shoppers can choose from the height and thickness that works best for them. Shoppers may also choose between three different comfort options, so there are customizable options.
- Exceptional edge support. Whether you cling to the edge when sleeping, share your bed with pets, or just like to sit at the foot of the bed to put your shoes on, the reinforced foam in this product should make this a great choice for you.
- An allergy-resistant cover. The Euro Top cover features an antimicrobial treatment, which the company claims will help eliminate allergens and bacteria.
Both mattresses offer a gentle cradle with lots of bounce and a quick response time. They both offer a range of comfort levels, making each brand a great fit for combination sleepers and most position preferences.
To learn more about the differences between these two products, check out our in-depth reviews.
Or, for even more options, check out our top bed picks.
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