DreamCloud vs Saatva Mattress
See which coil mattress is right for you in this Saatva vs DreamCloud review
Last Updated: September 2, 2020
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.
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, 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.
This topic is a little tricky. If you compare Saatva and DreamCloud in terms of MSRP, both beds are in the same general range (~$1,300-$1,400 for a queen size)
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 to around the $1,200 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-$200 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.
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 between the soft plush and luxury firm options that Saatva offers. The bed is soft-to-the-touch and offers sleepers a good amount of pressure relief.
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 180 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 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.
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.
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.
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 come checkout.
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.