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 eight layers in total. It has a firm, memory foam feel.
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Innerspring 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 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 DreamCloud mattress has a firm memory foam feel, while Saatva has more of a traditional innerspring feel.
  • Price — In terms of MSRP, Saatva is much more affordable than DreamCloud. However, DreamCloud is aggressive when it comes to discounts, which brings the true price much closer to Saatva.
  • Firmness Options — The DreamCloud mattress comes in just one firmness option (medium-firm), while Satava is available in three comfort levels.

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.

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.

Setting up the DreamCloud mattress

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 And 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 five-zoned micro-coil system.

Edge Support

Both of these beds also provide excellent edge support. As you roll over towards the edge of the mattress, you’ll notice very little compression and you never feel as if you’re going to slide right off. We’d actually say both of these beds are tier one in terms of edge support.

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Solid edge support

This is an important topic for couples who share a smaller size bed, like a full or queen size. A bed with solid edge support means there’s more supportive surface area for partners to spread out and get comfortable. Hey, not all couples like to cuddle.

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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, both beds are on the firmer side so you’ll sleep more on top of the bed. 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 And 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.

Both beds snap back quickly

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.

DreamCloud Mattress

BEST FOR:

  • Folks who like a firmer feeling memory foam
  • Back, stomach, and combo sleepers
  • All body types
  • Couples who spread out (solid edge support)
  • Indecisive shoppers (365 night trial period)

NOT BEST FOR:

  • Primary side sleepers
  • Consumers looking for a twin or twin xl (they're always sold out)
  • People who want an especially plush mattress

DreamCloud Has A Firm Memory Foam Feel

The DreamCloud mattress is comprised of eight layers, including coils, latex foam and memory foam. However, the majority of the layers are some variation of memory foam.

As such, the bed has a memory foam feel to it. However, it’s not your typical soft, sink-in memory foam. It’s actually more of a firm memory foam feel. You sleep more on top of the mattress and the top layers don’t really conform to your body’s shape as much a traditional memory foam. Point is, DreamCloud is a pretty firm mattress, at least from the get-go.

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Not your typical memory foam feel

Regardless, if you like the feel of memory foam, chances are you’ll like the feel of DreamCloud. As you will find out below, the Saatva mattress has more of a traditional innerspring feel, which may or may not be preferable. It’s really just a personal preference decision.

Longer Trial Period

As we discussed above, 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 their 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

NOT BEST FOR:

  • Memory foam fans
  • Active sleepers (average motion isolation)
  • Folks looking for a ton of pressure relief

Saatva Has An Innerspring Feel

As we alluded to above, the Saatva mattress has more of a traditional innerspring 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 innerspring feel is that the bed has a supportive, bouncy foundation (thanks to the coils) and a thin layer of foam on top for comfort. 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 innerspring 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 to 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-firm on the firmness scale. We think it’s best for back, stomach, and combo sleepers.

Better For Side Sleepers (Plush Soft Option)

As you read above, we don’t think the DreamCloud mattress is ideal for side sleepers despite having multiple layers of memory foam. At the end of the day, it’s just too firm and doesn’t provide enough pressure relief for strict side sleepers.

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Side sleepers will prefer the Plush Soft model

As such, the Saatva Plush Soft model sort of wins by default in terms of which of these beds is best for side sleepers. The Plush Soft model will likely provide the most pressure relief for your hips and shoulders when you’re on your side.

SEE ALSO: Best Mattresses For Side Sleepers

Price

If you compare the MSRPs of the both mattresses, Saatva wins by a landslide. A queeen Saatva is about $200 cheaper than a queen DreamCloud.

However, DreamCloud is sort of notorious for offering very aggressive discounts. You can almost always find it discounted. For example, it was recently discounted by $200, which obviously makes it a lot more competitive with Saatva. We’d recommend checking the current price of the DreamCloud mattress before deciding.

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, Saatva will likely be cheaper than DreamCloud even after discount.

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.

Really those are the two 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

Kaite

Kaite Johnston

Combo Sleeper

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