Nectar vs DreamCloud—which leading bed-in-a-box mattress is better? We’ll share everything you need to know to help you find your dream bed.
DreamCloud and Nectar are two leading bed-in-a-box mattress brands. With year-long trial periods and lifetime warranties, both companies stand behind the quality of their mattresses.
In this review, we’re going to compare the flagship Nectar and DreamCloud mattresses. We’ll explore how each bed performed at our mattress lab, compare their materials, and more so you can decide if the memory foam or hybrid bed is a better fit for you.
Luxury hybrid mattress with great alignment
Hybrid: memory foam + coils
Limited lifetime warranty
Affordable quality mattress with excellent trial period
Gel memory foam
Lifetime warranty as long as you own the mattress
The DreamCloud mattress is a full 3” thicker than the Nectar. This added loft makes the DreamCloud better for sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds.
|Twin||38” x 75”||39” x 75”|
|Twin XL||38” x 80”||39” x 80”|
|Full||54” x 75”||54” x 75”|
|Queen||60” x 80”||60” x 80”|
|King||76” x 80”||76” x 80”|
|California King||72” x 84”||72” x 84”|
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While each mattress boasts an affordable price, the Nectar is less expensive than the DreamCloud mattress. The full-price queen-size Nectar is $300 less than the DreamCloud.
When comparing mattresses, it’s helpful to learn how their materials influence the mattress’s feel and performance.
The DreamCloud mattress is a hybrid bed that utilizes a variety of foams and innerspring coils for a durable, responsive mattress. The Nectar is an all-foam mattress with a distinct memory foam feel.
The DreamCloud’s top layer is a plush pillow top, but thanks to high-density foams and coils below, it doesn’t have the same deep cradling feel as the Nectar Mattress. Instead, it feels almost like you’re floating on top of the DreamCloud when you lie on it.
The difference between these beds’ support layers is another factor that sets them apart. The DreamCloud mattress utilizes pocketed coils that make the mattress slightly easier to move around on, more supportive, and cooler than the Nectar’s support foam. However, the Nectar’s all-foam construction does a slightly better job at minimizing motion transfer, great for couples who sleep together.
Because the DreamCloud is thicker and more supportive, it’s better than the Nectar for plus-size people. Both beds do a good job supporting every sleeping position, including stomach, side, and back sleepers. However, because they’re both medium-firm, lightweight side sleepers may find these beds too firm.
The DreamCloud mattress is a hybrid mattress made from 5 layers of foam and springs. With a plush pillow top cushioning pressure points and layers of supportive foam and innerspring coils, this bed delivers a medium-firm feel that rates at a 6.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale. Take a look at what’s inside.
The Nectar mattress is a 4-layer memory foam mattress with a medium-firm feel that registers at a 6 on the 1-10 firmness scale. The memory foam layers provide the hugging memory foam feeling that traditional foam beds are known for. Here’s what makes up each layer.
The table below shows a side-by-side comparison of how these mattresses performed during our in-house testing. Pay attention to the categories that are most important for you, such as pressure relief for side sleepers and the cooling evaluation for hot sleepers.
|Motion Transfer Test||8.25||8.5|
|Edge Support Test||9.75||9|
|Pressure Relief Test||8.75||8.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9||7.5|
|Customer Service Score||8||8.5|
|Social Impact Score||5||5|
People with back pain should consider opting for the DreamCloud over the Nectar mattress. Not only did the DreamCloud earn an exceptional 9/10 in our spine alignment evaluation, but the Nectar scored only a 7.5/10.
The DreamCloud impressively supports healthy spine alignment in every sleeping position. The individually-encased coils support the spine’s natural curvature without allowing excess sagging. The result is great posture while sleeping and fewer aches and pains during the day.
Sleeping hot is a pretty common problem. Our bodies change temperature during the night, and when a bed absorbs too much of our body heat, it doesn’t allow the natural temperature fluctuations to occur.
The DreamCloud does an excellent job at keeping the sleeping surface cool. Breathable innerspring coils are paired with gel foam for optimal temperature regulation. While the Nectar sleeps cool for an all-foam bed, it’s simply not as cool as the DreamCloud mattress.
When you sleep with a partner, you’re at a higher risk of interrupted sleep. One of the primary causes of poor sleep is when someone moves around or gets in or out of bed and the other person feels the motion and wakes up.
We test every mattress to see how well it absorbs motion, helping couples sleep peacefully. The Nectar mattress slightly outperformed the DreamCloud in our motion transfer tests. If you’re a light sleeper who shares the bed, the Nectar may be a better choice.
The DreamCloud mattress is one of our highest-scoring hybrid beds. It’s great for couples, hot sleepers, and every sleeping position and body size. What makes the Saatva stand out is its multiple firmness options, making it better for people who like soft or firm mattresses.
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