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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 contains .5 inches of Gel-Infused Memory Foam. This should promote cooling as this upper comfort material conforms to the body.
- The second layer consists of a 1.75-inch Super Soft Quilted Memory Foam. This should feel plush and is designed to promote contouring and pressure relief.
- The third layer contains a .5-inch Supreme Natural Latex Response Layer. This is meant to provide a deep bounce that should aid in repositioning.
- The fourth layer is a .25-inch “Dream Plush” Supporting Memory Foam. Heavier sleepers who may sink deeply through the upper comfort materials should feel body-conforming support from this lower comfort material. This material should adapt to the sleeper’s body weight for personalized pressure relief or support as-needed.
- The fifth layer holds .5 inches of Super Dense Super Soft Memory Foam. This is meant to help you transition between the comfort materials and the support below.
- The sixth layer is comprised of an 8-inch Patent-Pending “Best Rest” Coil system. This should compress or pushback depending on body weight and is reinforced around the edges. The individually pocketed coils should reduce motion transfer.
- The bottom layer is 1.5 inches of High Density Super Soft Memory Foam. This should help dampen movement, preventing energy from traveling through the coils. This should also provide stability for 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 6 out of 10 for their Medium but offer both a Soft and Firm option if you prefer.
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 cashmere cover. The coil system features zoned comfort that is designed to 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
Neither product allows for much sinkage. Instead, you should notice a gentle cradle and body-contouring support from each brand. This should provide solid lumbar support and even weight distribution as you float on top of each mattress.
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||Cashmere||Cotton and comfort foam Euro Top treated with GuardinⓇ|
|Materials||Memory foam, latex, polyfoam, and coils||Memory foam, pocket coils, steel coils, reinforced foam perimeter|
|Cooling||Breathable cover, gel-infused foam||Double coil systems|
|Sinkage||Gentle Cradle||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 cashmere 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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