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Saatva and DreamCloud are two of the most recognizable brands in the crowded online mattress space. As a result, they often get grouped together in the same conversation.
While Saatva and DreamCloud share several similarities, they also differ in several key respects.
In this review, we focus on the major differences so that you can quickly come to a conclusion as to which mattress best matches up with your particular sleep habits.
DreamCloud vs. Saatva feature highlights
- Both companies offer customer-friendly policies. Saatva offers free white glove delivery, a 180-night trial period and a 15-year warranty with their beds. They do charge a $99 return fee, though. DreamCloud offers free shipping, free returns, a full-year trial period, and an Everlong warranty. For the most part, these policies exceed the industry standard.
- Although both beds are considered hybrids, their designs do vary slightly. The Saatva mattress utilizes a steel coil innerspring unit, pocketed coils, memory foam, and a quilted organic cotton euro pillow top. The DreamCloud mattress combines pocketed coils with polyfoam, memory foam, and a quilted euro top.
- The Saatva mattress comes in three different firmness options, while the DreamCloud mattress is available in just one.
- The DreamCloud mattress has a mixed memory foam and pillow top feel, while Saatva has more of a traditional pillow top feel.
- Both beds are great options for all types of sleepers (side, back, stomach, and combo) as well as people of all shapes and sizes.
- Even though both mattresses are considered premium hybrids, their price tags don’t necessarily reflect that. Compared to the average online bed, Saatva and DreamCloud are priced very competitively.
DreamCloud Mattress review
DreamCloud Mattresses are good for:
- individuals seeking an affordable hybrid mattress
- folks who like memory foam
- free shipping and returns
- 365-night trial period
- lifetime warranty
Thick hybrid construction
The DreamCloud mattress is made up of six distinct layers that total a colossal 15-inch thickness. The bed uses a combination of 8-inch pocketed coils, polyfoam, gel memory foam, and a quilted euro top.
Spoiler alert: Both DreamCloud and Saatva utilize a plush pillow top in their respective constructions, which, unsurprisingly, give the beds a pillow top feel.
However, the feel of the DreamCloud mattress does differ slightly. To be specific, you can feel the memory foam comfort layer in the bed to a certain degree.
As you spread out on the mattress, you can feel the layer of memory foam start to mold and adapt to your body’s shape, it’s just not as intense as a prototypical memory foam bed. Accordingly, we’d describe DreamCloud as having a mixed memory foam and pillow top feel.
In our opinion, the DreamCloud mattress rates out somewhere between 4 to 6 on the firmness scale. The bed finds a nice middle ground between comfort and support.
Keep in mind, firmness is a very personal subject. You could ask 10 different people to rate the bed, and you’d likely get 10 different answers. That’s because your height, weight, and body type largely determine what the bed feels like.
DreamCloud accommodates all types of sleepers
The DreamCloud mattress is designed to please a wide variety of sleepers. It’s not too firm or too soft. It’s essentially meant to be a functional bed for anyone. As such, we’d say it’s a good but not great choice for the different types of sleepers out there.
In other words, it comfortably accommodates sleepers in all positions, but it’s not tailor made specifically for side sleepers, back sleepers, or stomach sleepers.
Ideal body types
Given that the bed incorporates 8-inch pocketed coils, we think DreamCloud is a viable option for individuals of all sizes.
At the end of the day, the bed provides the necessary support and reinforcement that you need in all positions.
Affordable price point
The DreamCloud mattress falls just above the industry average in terms of price. DreamCloud likes to run various sales and promotions, too. Typically, you can expect to receive at least $100 to $200 off your purchase.
It’s also important to note that DreamCloud isn’t your average three-layer foam bed. With that in mind, it’s appropriate to say that DreamCloud is actually a darn good value. Let’s put it this way, you won’t find too many 15-inch hybrid mattresses for their prices.
Saatva Mattress review
Saatva Mattresses are good for:
- consumers seeking a supportive innerspring mattress
- individuals who want multiple firmness options to choose from
- free shipping and returns
- 180-night trial period
- 15-year warranty
- made in the United States
Durable mattress design
The Saatva mattress is built like a tank. It’s one of the few beds you’ll find online that utilizes two separate layers of coils.
In addition to its durable and supportive foundation of coils, the bed also uses a layer of memory foam and an organic cotton euro pillow top for comfort.
Although the Saatva mattress does incorporate a layer of memory foam, the bed overall has more of a traditional feel thanks to its 3-inch euro pillow top, which is comprised of plush comfort foam.
By the term “traditional,” all we mean is that the comfort foam doesn’t quite adapt or mold to your body like memory foam. It’s more of just a standard soft foam, which a lot of consumers out there actually prefer.
Firmness options for everybody
One of the most attractive aspects about the Saatva mattress is that it comes in multiple firmness options. Consumers can choose between Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm models.
This means all types of sleepers will be able to find a model that suits their particular sleep style.
Matching up sleeper types
The Plush Soft model is obviously the softest bed Saatva offers. We think it lands around 4 to 6 on the firmness scale.
Similar to DreamCloud, we think this model will work for all types of sleepers. If you’re a dominant side sleeper, this is the Saatva model you’ll want to focus on.
The Luxury Firm model lands somewhere between a 6 to 8 on the scale. It’s going to be best for dominant back and stomach sleepers.
The Firm model is even firmer (big surprise). It’s ideal if you prefer extra firm beds or require extra lumbar support.
Ample support for all body types
To be clear, both Saatva and DreamCloud are more than capable of supporting individuals of all sizes. However, when it comes to anyone with a higher body weight over about 240 pounds, we give the slight edge to Saatva.
Saatva models are firmer than DreamCloud and have a steel coil innerspring system, which means there’s more support.
With that said, Saatva also offers a mattress called the HD that’s specifically designed for anyone with a higher body weight specifically over 300 pounds.
Great value for consumers
The Saatva mattress is actually priced more affordably than DreamCloud before discounts. However, Saatva doesn’t run sales quite as often as DreamCloud.
As such, you’ll likely end up paying about $50 to $100 more for Saatva after all is said and done.
Still, if you put things in perspective, Saatva is a tremendous value. If you walk into your local mattress store, you’ll likely pay upward of $2,000 for a comparable bed.
Verdict: Saatva vs. DreamCloud
Let’s summarize what we feel are the main decision points between Saatva and DreamCloud.
If you’re simply buying on price alone, DreamCloud is likely the winner. After taking discounts into consideration, it will likely be about $50 to $100 cheaper than Saatva.
The decision here really boils down to your personal preference. There’s no winner or loser. If you like more of a memory foam feel, go with DreamCloud. If you prefer more of a traditional feel, stick with Saatva.
Tailored firmness options
The DreamCloud mattress comes in just one standard firmness profile that accommodates all types of sleepers.
With Saatva, you have your choice among three different firmness profiles so you can somewhat choose the level of comfort/support you want.
For those over 240 pounds
Although both beds will work for people with a higher body weight, we think Saatva is the slightly better choice considering the bed is firmer than DreamCloud and contains two layers of coils for extra support.
Those are the big considerations when trying to decide between DreamCloud and Saatva. Hopefully, the summary above helps make your decision a little easier.
Bonus Comparison: Saatva HD vs. DreamCloud
In late 2019, Saatva added the HD mattress to their lineup. It’s specifically designed for people with a higher weight over 300 pounds. In fact, “HD” stands for heavy duty. According to the company’s website, it can accommodate sleepers who with a higher weight up to 500 pounds.
From a 10,000-foot view, the Saatva HD has a similar construction to that of the company’s flagship bed. However, once you take a look under the hood, there are actually some key differences.
Most notably, the Saatva HD uses 12.5-gauge tempered steel coils that are supposed to be 25 percent stronger than the industry standard. Stronger coils are obviously ideal to offset any extra tension.
Beyond the difference in coils, the Saatva HD also uses a layer of Talalay Latex foam, which adds a responsive yet supportive layer near the top of the bed.
Now that you have a general overview of the Saatva HD mattress, it’s time to discuss how it compares to DreamCloud.
The Saatva HD as a very similar pillow top feel to that of the Saatva Classic mattress. After all, both beds use basically the same euro pillow top so this shouldn’t be a big surprise. As you already know, DreamCloud has more of a memory foam feel to it.
Compared to DreamCloud, the Saatva HD mattress is slightly firmer. We think it rates out somewhere in the 6 to 7 range on the firmness scale.
The Saatva HD mattress is considerably more expensive than DreamCloud. Prices range from about $1,500 for a twin to $2,800 for a king.
Those are the big differences between the Saatva HD and DreamCloud mattresses.
In all honesty, given the price difference between the two beds, we’d only recommend going with the Saatva HD if you definitely want that extra support and durability.
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