Saatva vs DreamCloud—which luxury hybrid is better? Learn what sets these beds and brands apart so you can choose the best mattress.
Shopping for a luxury mattress at an affordable price? The flagship DreamCloud and Saatva beds are some of the best value hybrid mattresses that you’ll find, but it can be hard to know which one’s right for you.
In this review, you’ll see how each of these mattresses performed in our in-house testing. We’ll highlight similarities, differences, and more so you can find the best mattress for your needs.
Luxury hybrid mattress with great alignment
Hybrid: memory foam + coils
Limited lifetime warranty
Customizable luxury hybrid mattress
Available in plush soft: 3/10; luxury firm: 5.5-6.5/10; and firm: 8/10
Hybrid: coil on coil and memory foam with euro pillow-top
15-year limited warranty
The Saatva comes in 2 thickness options and the DreamCloud only one. Saatva explains that thickness is a matter of personal preference as both thicknesses are designed to offer the same benefits. As such, opt for the thicker Saatva if you want a taller bed or the thinner option for something closer to the ground.
|Thickness||14”||11.5” or 14.5”|
|Twin||38” x 75”||38” x 75”|
|Twin XL||38” x 80”||38” 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”|
Learn more about mattress sizes.
Both the DreamCloud and Saatva are competitively priced for luxury hybrid mattresses. However, the DreamCloud has a slightly more affordable price, costing $200 less for the queen-size bed.
While both DreamCloud and Saatva are luxury hybrid mattresses, their construction and feel are quite different.
Both mattresses have a pillow top comfort layer for immediate cushion. Saatva uses different materials in this layer to create various firmness levels. The softest Saatva’s top layer is so soft that it deeply hugs the body, while the firmest Saatva feels more like you’re sleeping “on” than “in” the mattress. The luxury firm Saatva has a similar balanced feel as the DreamCloud mattress.
Another difference is that the DreamCloud uses memory foam and polyfoam in their transition layers while Saatva uses a thin layer of pocketed coils. The DreamCloud’s layers of foam better cushion pressure points, great for side sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds. Saatva’s use of coils here creates a distinctly bouncy feel and incredible durability.
The Saatva mattress offers superior lumbar support and spine alignment thanks to zoned active wire and memory foam layers. This zoned support is particularly valuable for stomach sleepers and plus-size people for optimal body alignment.
Finally, the support layer for each of these beds is made from durable innerspring coils. Saatva’s coils are slightly more durable, while an added layer of support foam is one reason why the DreamCloud offers superior motion isolation.
The DreamCloud is made up of 5 layers of foam and coils. Let’s take a look at how each layer influences the feel of the DreamCloud.
The Saatva Classic utilizes 5 materials in a unique layout to deliver exceptional spinal support and durability. Here’s a breakdown of what’s inside.
Want to see how these luxury mattresses performed at the Mattress Advisor lab? Take a look at the side-by-side comparison below, paying close attention to the factors that matter most to you. For instance, motion transfer is important for couples and spine alignment for people with back pain.
|Motion Transfer Test||8.25||7.5|
|Edge Support Test||9.75||8.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||8.75||6.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9||9.5|
|Customer Service Score||8||9|
|Social Impact Score||5||7|
Side sleepers know how hard it is to find a mattress that sufficiently cushions the hips and shoulders. The ability of a mattress to evenly distribute body weight and remove areas of high pressure is known as pressure relief.
In our pressure relief test, the DreamCloud outperformed the Saatva mattress. However, we tested the firm Saatva mattress, which is formulated primarily for back and stomach sleepers. The plush soft Saatva is likely to have superior pressure-relieving properties when compared to the DreamCloud mattress thanks to thick layers of plush foam.
If you’re a lightweight side sleeper or someone who experiences pain at pressure points when sleeping, the Saatva plush mattress is an excellent option. But if you’re a combination sleeper who spends time on your side, back, and stomach, the balanced feel and good pressure relief of the DreamCloud may be a better fit.
When you share your bed, you’re more likely to experience fragmented sleep than solo sleepers. While there are lots of reasons for this, limited space and shared movement are two of the leading causes.
We tested both the DreamCloud and Saatva to see how well they isolated movement and how sturdy their edges were. The DreamCloud outperformed the Saatva in both tests, making it a better mattress for couples. With sturdy edges you can spread out, and with impressive motion isolation properties you can move around without disturbing your partner.
Eco-conscious consumers will appreciate the high-quality materials found in the Saatva Classic mattress. With an organic cotton cover, CertiPUR-US certified foams, recycled steel, a natural antimicrobial, and a natural fire retardant, you can rest assured that Saatva protects the environment and your health.
While the DreamCloud utilizes CertiPUR-US certified foams and a physical fire barrier, they do not include organic or recycled materials.
One reason why bed-in-a-box mattress brands and other direct-to-consumer mattress companies are so popular is that they come with more generous policies. Risk-free trial periods and long warranties allow customers to buy a mattress online without any worries.
Both DreamCloud and Saatva come with more generous sleep trials and warranties than other mattress brands, but DreamCloud stands out in this regard. When you buy a DreamCloud mattress, you have a full year to try it out, compared to 180 nights with Saatva. And their lifetime warranty is longer than Saatva’s 15-year warranty.
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.