Mattress companies excel at marketing their mattresses in a way that makes every mattress sound good. As a result, comparing different mattresses can be difficult when you only look at the info provided by the companies themselves.
In this review, we compare DreamCloud vs. Nectar mattresses in a more objective way, so you can cut through the copywriting fluff and determine which mattress is the best for you. Both mattress brands are owned by direct-to-consumer company Nectar Sleep.
The DreamCloud brand includes two mattresses, the DreamCloud and DreamCloud Premier. Both are hybrid models with medium firm (6) feels. The Nectar brand sells the Nectar and Nectar Lush Mattresses, which are both all-foam beds. The Nectar measures medium-firm (6) and the Nectar Lush measures medium (5) in terms of firmness.
Each sleeper has their own individual needs, which means there is no “perfect” mattress for all people. For that reason, we take a look at the DreamCloud and Nectar Mattresses in terms of how they perform for sleepers of different body weights and sleep position preferences.
Also, we analyze how the Nectar and DreamCloud beds are constructed, what materials they’re made with, and how they tend to feel. We evaluate each mattress according to many factors, such as firmness, durability, motion isolation, temperature neutrality, and pressure relief.
This review also contains a closer look at the Nectar Sleep company policies that apply to both Nectar and DreamCloud beds. Here you can find details about the sleep trial they offer, how they handle shipping and returns, and what their mattress warranty covers.
Price Range (Queen)
Price Range (Queen)
Medium (5), Medium Firm (6)
Medium Firm (6)
Sleep Trial & Warranty
365-night sleep trial
Lifetime limited warranty
Sleep Trial & Warranty
365-night sleep trial
Lifetime limited warranty
Mattresses are sold in a variety of sizes ranging from twin to king. People tend to choose their mattress’s size based on their own personal needs. Generally, larger mattresses are more expensive and heavier than small beds.
Most people pick a size based on the amount of space they need. Those who sleep with a partner, children, or pets need more space so the bed doesn’t become crowded. People who tend to roll around during the night might also require more space.
The size of your bedroom should also be taken into consideration when choosing a mattress size. You want a bed that feels comfortable in the room and isn’t too big for the space.
Finally, the weight of a mattress is a factor to consider when shopping. If you like rearranging your bedroom or know you’re going to move in the near future, you want to make sure you purchase a mattress you can lift.
|11"||Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King|
|12"||Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King|
The Nectar brand offers two all-foam mattresses for sleepers that prefer the close-conforming feel of memory foam. DreamCloud sells two hybrid mattresses, each one constructed with a memory foam comfort layer and a pocketed coil support core.
The Nectar Lush measures medium (5) in terms of firmness and tends to perform best for sleepers weighing less than 230 pounds.The Nectar Mattress rates medium-firm (6) in terms of firmness and provides adequate support for most sleepers of all weights. Like the Nectar, the DreamCloud and DreamCloud Premier both have medium firm (6) feels.
Nectar and DreamCloud offer the same six sizes for all mattresses. The DreamCloud and DreamCloud Premier measure 14 inches thick and 15 inches thick, respectively, making them both considerably taller than the Nectar models. You may need to purchase deep-pocket sheets for either DreamCloud model, but Nectar mattresses will be compatible with most bedding sets.
The DreamCloud and Nectar Lush each weigh 94 pounds in a queen size, while the queen size DreamCloud Premier is slightly heavier at 99 pounds. This weight is fairly light for a hybrid and somewhat heavy for an all-foam model – but either way, you may want to ask someone to help you lift and carry these beds. The Nectar Mattress weighs 74 pounds in a queen size, making it the lightest option from either brand.
DreamCloud and Nectar mattresses all carry reasonable price-points. The flagship Nectar Mattress is the most affordable model from these brands, followed by the DreamCloud.
Both Nectar mattresses are all-foam beds, while the DreamCloud is a foam and pocketed coil hybrid. As a result of the differences in materials, the beds have different feels and sell for different prices.
All-foam mattresses contain foam in both the comfort layers and support core. Comfort layers often contain conforming memory foam. Generally, the support core is made of higher density polyfoam.
Hybrid mattresses use coils for their support core, which tends to make them sleep cooler than all-foam beds. Though they often have memory foam in their comfort layers, hybrid mattresses aren’t usually as conforming as all-foam beds.
Now, let’s take a deeper look at the specific construction used to make the Nectar and DreamCloud beds.
The Nectar brand sells two mattresses, and both are all-foam beds. This section contains details about the materials and construction of both Nectar beds.
The Nectar Mattress is made with:
The Nectar Mattress is Nectar’s most affordable and popular mattress. It’s the brand’s flagship mattress and was once called the Nectar Sleep. This mattress rates medium-firm, or 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale.
The Nectar Mattress is an all-foam bed measuring 11 inches thick. Memory foam in the Nectar gives it a conforming feel, though it isn’t quite as conforming as the Nectar Lush.
The Nectar Lush Mattress is made with:
The Nectar Lush is the second all-foam bed created by the Nectar brand. It measures 12 inches thick and rates medium, or 5 out of 10, on the firmness scale.
Sleepers who prefer a softer, more conforming mattress tend to enjoy the Nectar Lush more than the Nectar. Because the Lush is a softer mattress, it doesn’t provide adequate support to most sleepers weighing over 230 pounds, however.
DreamCloud also sells two mattress models, both of which are hybrids.
The DreamCloud is made with:
The DreamCloud measures 14 inches thick, making it a high-profile mattress. Customers who purchase this mattress may need to buy deep-pocket sheets, as many standard bedding sets won’t provide enough pocket depth.
Rating medium firm, or 6 out of 10 on the firmness scale, the DreamCloud provides adequate support to sleepers of all weights.
Because of its multiple memory foam comfort layers, the DreamCloud mattress conforms to the body somewhat. It doesn’t conform as much as most all-foam beds, such as the Nectar Mattresses, however. The DreamCloud’s pocket coil layer brings a bounciness to the bed, making it a bit easier to move around on.
The DreamCloud’s pocket coil layer also helps the mattress remain more temperature neutral than all-foam beds. Air flows more easily through coil layers than it can through polyfoam support cores. This airflow helps prevent heat from becoming trapped.
The DreamCloud Premier is made with:
As you can see, the DreamCloud Premier’s design is quite similar to the DreamCloud’s. Both beds also offer medium firm (6) feels and above-average profiles. As a result, they’ve earned comparable ratings for temperature neutrality, pressure relief, and other performance categories.
One key difference between these beds is the Euro-top layer. The DreamCloud Premier’s Euro-top is cushioned with 2.5 inches of memory foam, creating an even plusher feel for its surface. Sleepers will notice more padding and contouring as the foam adapts to their body. That said, the DreamCloud contains 1.5 inches of memory foam in the Euro-top and its surface is still quite plush.
Due to this additional padding, the DreamCloud Premier measures 15 inches thick, making it slightly taller than the DreamCloud.
Mattress prices vary widely, which can cause confusion in customers. Some cost as low as a few hundred dollars, while others sell for several thousand. Price differences are largely due to the costs associated with materials and construction, although other factors also have an effect.
All-foam beds tend to cost the least of all mattress types. Foam is the least expensive to manufacture, but all-foam beds also have the shortest lifespan. For that reason, customers should take into consideration how long they want their mattress to last when making a purchasing decision.
Innerspring mattresses and hybrid beds containing pocketed coils are often, but not always, pricier than all-foam beds. Latex beds are the most expensive mattresses on the market. Organic latex is the costliest because of how time-consuming it is to harvest the latex. Organic latex mattresses can cost thousands of dollars.
Online, direct-to-consumer mattress companies, like Nectar and DreamCloud, often sell comparable mattresses at lower prices than those sold by traditional mattress companies. Since they don’t have to spend as much on brick and mortar stores and sales people, direct-to-consumer companies can pass the savings onto their customers.
|Nectar Mattress||Nectar Lush|
|DreamCloud Mattress||DreamCloud Premier|
Both Nectar mattresses are all-foam beds, and their prices vary due to materials and construction. With a 12-inch profile, the Nectar Lush is one inch thicker than the Nectar. That means it contains more materials, and as a result, costs at least $200 more at each size.
The increased price of the Nectar Lush is most worth it to sleepers weighing under 130 pounds, especially those that favor sleeping on their sides. The Nectar Lush is softer than the Nectar, and many lighter weight sleepers find the Nectar feels too firm.
The DreamCloud’s price-points are on par with the Nectar’s. Both are considered high-value models due to their affordability and strong overall performance. The DreamCloud Premier is slightly more expensive with a price-point that is slightly more expensive than the Nectar Lush’s. However, the DreamCloud Premier is reasonably priced compared to the average hybrid.
People comparing the Nectar vs. DreamCloud Mattresses should consider the way they want their mattress to feel as they make a decision. Although the beds have similar price tags and identical firmness levels, the DreamCloud feels more responsive and the Nectar conforms to the body more.
Sleep Trial & Returns
Sleep Trial & Returns
|Lifetime warranty||Free shipping to contiguous US|
Since Nectar and DreamCloud Mattresses are manufactured by the same company, they come with nearly identical shipping, trial, return, and warranty policies.
Nectar and DreamCloud mattresses ship for free within the contiguous U.S. For $150, the company will ship beds to Alaska or Hawaii. They do not ship internationally.
Customers may opt for white glove delivery, which comes with a fee of $149. With white glove delivery service, professionals come inside your home and set up your mattress for you.
Old mattress removal is available with the purchase of white glove delivery, but not with standard shipping. The DreamCloud website notes that old mattress removal costs an additional $20 per mattress. The Nectar website does not mention any additional fee for old mattress removal.
Both Nectar and DreamCloud allow free returns within their sleep trial. Customers do not have to pay return shipping when returning or exchanging a bed. The sleep trial lasts 365 nights, and it begins after a mandatory 30-night break-in period.
Customers may not return their mattresses within the first 30 nights of delivery. The mandatory break-in period gives both the sleeper and the mattress time to adjust. Often, a mattress feels different after a few weeks of sleeping on it.
Nectar and DreamCloud offer a limited lifetime warranty. Only the original purchaser may use the warranty. The warranty becomes void if the mattress is given away or resold.
The Nectar and DreamCloud websites contain details about what voids the warranty. Putting the mattress on an inappropriate base can void the warranty. Also, the warranty is void if the mattress is burned, soiled, or otherwise damaged by the customer.
In the first 10 years after purchase, Nectar and DreamCloud will replace a defective mattress with a brand new one under the warranty. After 10 years, Nectar and DreamCloud repair or recover defective mattresses as they deem necessary.
Body impressions are not considered defects unless they measure more than 1.5 inches deep. Nectar and DreamCloud will repair or replace mattresses that develop body impressions measuring more than 1.5 inches deep but not those measuring less than 1.5 inches deep.