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dreamcloud vs saatva mattress review

DreamCloud vs Saatva Mattress

See which coil mattress is right for you in this Saatva vs DreamCloud review.

Saatva and DreamCloud are two of the most popular premium mattresses available online. While they do share a few similarities, they also differ in several ways. In this post, we focus on those differences so you can gain a better understanding of which mattress is best for your particular sleeping habits.
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The DreamCloud mattress is a thick, durable bed that is comprised of six layers in total. Overall, the bed has a memory foam feel that is somewhat balanced out by its quilted euro top.
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Pillow Top Feel

Check Current OffersThe Saatva mattress is quite supportive and durable in its own right. The bed uses dual layers of coils and has more of a traditional innerspring and pillow top feel.

DreamCloud Mattress vs Saatva Synopsis

If you don’t have a lot of time, here are the main points of differentiation between these two online beds.

  • Feel — The Saatva mattress has a traditional pillow top feel. The DreamCloud mattress has a pillow top feel as well, but with a little memory foam mixed in.
  • Price — Both beds are priced about the same but DreamCloud ends up being slightly more affordable after taking discounts into consideration.
  • Firmness Options — The DreamCloud mattress comes in just one firmness option (medium), while Satava is available in three comfort levels.
  • Sleeper Type – Saatva gets the edge for back and stomach sleepers, while DreamCloud get the nod for side sleepers (just barely).

Those are just the headline differences, though. There’s obviously a lot more that goes into buying a new mattress that you should consider. Keep reading to learn more.

DreamCloud Mattress

BEST FOR:

  • Folks who generally like the feel of memory foam
  • All types of sleepers (side, back, stomach and combo)
  • All body types (small, medium-sized, heavy set)
  • Indecisive shoppers (365 night trial period)

Price Comparison

This topic is a little tricky. If you compare Saatva and DreamCloud in terms of MSRP, Saatva is actually the more affordable mattress. For example, a queen size Saatva bed goes for around $1,100, while a queen size DreamCloud has a MSRP of around $1,200.

However, that’s not the full story here. DreamCloud is more aggressive when it comes to sales, discounts and promotions. You can usually expect to receive $200 off your DreamCloud mattress, which would take a queen size down below the $1,000 mark. As such, DreamCloud is technically the more affordable mattress. Check the table above to see whether that promotion is still live.

Saatva typically doesn’t offer coupon codes or discounts throughout the year. With that said, we have seen them offer a $50-$100 discount around major holidays, so it might be a good idea to the check the Saatva website to see if they’re currently offering a discount.

Fairly Unique Pillow Top Feel

The DreamCloud mattress is comprised of six layers, including 8″ coils, gel memory foam and a quilted euro top. You can feel the memory foam in the mattress but it’s not overwhelming. The euro top actually works to balance out the memory foam quite a bit. The best way we can describe it is that the DreamCloud mattress has a pillow top feel but with a little tinge of memory foam mixed in.

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You can feel a little bit of the memory foam below the euro top

Bottom line, if you like the feel of memory foam, chances are you’ll like the feel of DreamCloud. As you will find out later, the Saatva mattress has more of a traditional pillow top feel, which you may or may not like better. It’s really just a personal preference decision.

Better Option For Side Sleepers (Possibly)

Overall, we’d peg the DreamCloud mattress at around the same firmness rating as the Plush Soft Saatva mattress (medium). The bed is soft-to-the-touch and offers sleepers a good amount of pressure relief.

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However, because you can feel the memory foam a little more in the DreamCloud mattress, we’d give the slight edge for side sleeping. At the end of the day, the memory foam just wraps your shoulders and hips a little more than the top layers on the Saatva mattress. With that said, if you don’t like that sort of conforming sensation, the Saatva Plush Soft model will work just fine for side sleepers too. Again, it just comes down to your personal preference.

Longer Trial Period

The one is pretty simple, the DreamCloud mattress comes with a 365 night trial period. You basically get to sleep on the bed for a full year risk-free. This is great for indecisive shoppers who aren’t exactly sure what they like or what they’re looking for in a mattress.

Saatva gives you 120 nights, which let’s face it is still more than long enough to decide whether you like the bed, however they will hit for you a $99 fee if you want to return the mattress.

Saatva Mattress

BEST FOR:

  • Folks who want options (three comfort levels)
  • All sleeper types
  • Petite, medium, and large individuals
  • People who like innerspring mattresses
  • Individuals who want to buy from an established mattress brand

Saatva Has A More Traditional Feel

As we alluded to above, the Saatva mattress has more of a traditional innerspring and pillow top feel. After all, the bed does contain two layers of coils, including a steel coil innerspring unit.

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Very nice mattress at a fair price point

What we mean by traditional feel is that the bed has a supportive, bouncy foundation (thanks to the coils) and then a comfortable pillow top for its surface. Picture the bed you probably grew up sleeping on. That’s sort of what we mean. Obviously, bedding technology and materials have improved over the last several decades, though. The Saatva mattress is almost certainly more comfortable than the bed you pictured in the example we just mentioned. Still, a lot of consumers out there prefer the feel of traditional innerspring and pillow top mattresses. If you fall into that category, chances are you’ll dig Saatva.

Firmness Options & Sleeper Type

The Saatva mattress is available in three different firmness levels. You can choose between Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm models. The Luxury Firm option is their best seller. According to their website, the Luxury Firm model is favored by 80% of consumers.

Regardless, we really like that Saatva offers different options and gives consumers a choice. Having various options also means all sleeper types will be able to find a model that best suits their particular sleeping preferences.

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Available in multiple firmness options

We found that the Luxury Firm model lands around a medium-firm on our firmness scale. We think it’s best for back and stomach sleepers. If you’re a side or combo sleeper, we’d recommend going with the Plush Soft model. If you’re an extra heavy individual and need the most support possible, we’d recommend going with the Firm option.

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As a reminder, DreamCloud only comes in one firmness level, which we think comes in around a medium on the firmness scale. As such, if you primarily sleep on your back or stomach, we’d give the edge to the Luxury Firm Saatva mattress in comparison to DreamCloud. It’s just going to provide a little more support and reinforcement under your lower back and trunk.

Saatva Mattress vs DreamCloud Review Verdict

If you’ve read this far, you can now point out the major differences between these two beds. However, as we stated earlier, these two mattresses do overlap in several categories. As such, we definitely understand if you’re still undecided. To help break the tie, ask yourself a couple questions.

First, what’s your budget? If you’re on a tight budget, DreamCloud will likely be the more affordable option.

Next, what sort of feel do you prefer? If you like memory foam, go with DreamCloud. If you want to play it safe and go with more of a traditional mattress feel, go Saatva.

Lastly, what is your primary sleeping position? If you answered side and you like memory foam, go with DreamCloud. If you answered back or stomach, we’d recommend the firmer models Saatva offers.

Really those are the three big factors. We hope you enjoyed this comparison. Thanks for choosing The Slumber Yard.

Review Team

Jeff Rizzo

Jeff Rizzo

Combo Sleeper

Matt

Matt Ross

Back Sleeper

Owen

Owen Poole

Side Sleeper

louis cote

Louis Côté

Side Sleeper

Shipping, Returns, Trial Periods, & Warranties

Most online mattress companies offer free shipping, free returns, a 100-night trial period, and a 10-year warranty. However, both DreamCloud and Saatva go above and beyond these standards. Let’s start with DreamCloud.

The DreamCloud mattress ships for free and arrives rolled up and compressed in a protective bag. From there, just move the bed to your room and simply unpack and unroll the mattress. You’ll want to let the mattress inflate for about 24-72 hours before using.

It’s worth mentioning that we have heard some complaints about the DreamCloud mattress taking a long time to arrive. We didn’t have this issue, but we’d say just expect it to take around 2-3 weeks to arrive. In other words, don’t be waiting next to your front door the day after you order it.

Once the mattress arrives, DreamCloud gives you a 365-night risk-free trial period. Yes, the company is giving you a full year to test out the bed and decide whether you like it. If you decide the mattress isn’t for you during the first year, no problem, just contact customer service and they’ll take care of you. They’ll schedule a third party crew to come pick up the bed from your home for no additional fee. Then just provide DreamCloud proof that the mattress has indeed been scooped up and they’ll issue you a full refund. DreamCloud also backs their mattresses with what they call an Everlong Warranty. You can read more about what the warranty entails on the company’s website.

The Saatva mattress ships for free, as well, but it doesn’t arrive compressed and rolled up. Instead, the Saatva bed comes with free white glove delivery. This means an actual delivery crew will arrive at your home and personally set up the mattress for you. You don’t even need to lift a finger. The delivery crew will also haul away your old mattress for free if you’d like.

Once the mattress is delivered, Saatva gives you a 120-night trial period. If you decide you want to return the mattress, the process works the same way as described above. However, Saatva will hit you with a $99 return fee. Saatva also backs their mattresses with a 15-year warranty. You can read more about it on the company’s website.

What DreamCloud & Saatva Have In Common

We usually talk about similarities at the end of our posts, but we thought we’d discuss the areas in which these two mattresses overlap in the beginning, since they do have some commonalities.

Both Beds Are Ideal For All Body Types

Both DreamCloud and Saatva are ideal for all body types. The two beds are both thick, durable, and provide more than enough support no matter your size.

Heavy people (250+ lb) are usually the ones who need to worry about proper support the most. As such, we generally steer big folks towards beds with coils and, luckily, both DreamCloud and Satava check that box. In fact, both beds even made our list of the Best Coil Mattresses.

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Saatva mattress construction

The Saatva mattress actually uses dual layers of coils (an innerspring unit and individually wrapped coils), while the DreamCloud mattress uses a single layer of 8″ pocketed coils.

Temperature Regulation

We also think both of these mattresses will sleep on the cooler side of the spectrum for two main reasons.

First, both beds incorporate coils, which generally allow for more airflow throughout the bed compared to dense support foams that a lot of online mattresses use for their foundation.

Second, you’ll sleep more on top of both beds. Sometimes with beds that you sink into, you’ll notice the top layers start to wrap your body and you start to warm up. That’s not the case with these two beds.

However, keep in mind, temperature regulation is a touchy subject. External factors, such as the climate you live, how low you turn your air conditioner, and what you sleep in all make a big difference in terms of how cool or hot you sleep.

Both Saatva & DreamCloud Are Quite Responsive

DreamCloud and Saatva both snap back after pressure is released very quickly. This is important for active sleepers who tend to toss and turn a lot.

Generally, these types of sleepers will find it requires much less effort to switch between sleeping positions on a responsive mattress. In other words, you won’t feel like you’re “stuck in the mud” on either of these beds.