DreamCloud vs. Nectar Mattress Comparison

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The luxury DreamCloud will cost you a little more than the Nectar, but should you spend the extra money? That depends. Each mattress responds differently depending on its construction, as well as your weight and favorite sleeping position. To compare these mattresses, we put them to the test in our sleep lab.

Product
Firmness
Score
DreamCloud Original Mattress
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
4.4/5
Nectar Mattress
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
3.7/5
Product
DreamCloud Original Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
Score
4.4/5
Product
Nectar Mattress
Firmness
Medium-firm: 6.5/10
Score
3.7/5

DreamCloud vs. Nectar Overview

You have a lot of decisions when mattress shopping, so we’re here to help un-muddy the water. With DreamCloud, you’ll likely experience a cool night of sleep, undisturbed by the movement of a partner, pet, or child. On the Nectar, you’ll pay a little less and find pressure relief for your shoulders and hips, plus the traditional “hug” each night from your memory foam mattress.

DreamCloud is best for…Nectar is best for…
Luxury ShoppersMemory Foam Lovers
Hot SleepersSleepers with Shoulder Pain
CouplesBack and Side Sleepers (<230 lbs)

Who Should Choose the DreamCloud Mattress?

  • Luxury Shoppers: If it’s in your budget, the luxury DreamCloud won’t disappoint. It is versatile, meeting the needs of most sleepers as far as pressure relief and firmness.
  • Hot Sleepers: Memory foam often collects your body heat, but this hybrid’s combination of gel-infused foam and innerspring coils earned it an above-average score for temperature neutrality.
  • Couples: The DreamCloud has a good mix of features that couples will appreciate. Read on to learn about its motion isolation, ease of movement, and edge support.

Who Should Choose the Nectar Mattress?

  • Memory Foam Lovers: Nectar’s all-foam mattress has the soft, slower-to-respond feel you expect from memory foam. But with stabilizing features added, you’ll get the “hug” without getting stuck.
  • Sleepers with Shoulder Pain: The Nectar’s layers of memory foam each serve different purposes. While the top layer provides comfort, the support layer is made from adaptive foam that responds to your weight. This aids in pressure relief for your shoulders and hips.
  • Back and Side Sleepers (<230 lbs): If you know you change from your back to your side in the night, the extra cushion of the Nectar mattress will be noticeable.

DreamCloud vs. Nectar Mattress Video Comparison

Get all the nitty gritty details about these two mattresses with Loren and Adrianne. They’ll put each mattress to the test, showing how each performs, to help you decide between the luxury DreamCloud and all-foam Nectar.

DreamCloud vs. Nectar: Top Similarities 

  • Edge Support: Our testers felt well-supported while lying and sitting on the edge of both mattresses. This means you’ll have full use of the mattress surface area—no significant sag here.
  • Back Sleepers: This is the easiest group to accommodate since you really just need firm enough support to keep your spine aligned. Most medium-firm mattresses, like the DreamCloud and Nectar, check this box.
  • Motion Isolation: You might not expect a mattress with coils to stop motion at its source, but the hybrid DreamCloud’s foam layers do just that. And all-foam mattresses, like the Nectar, are known for performing well in this category.

DreamCloud vs. Nectar: Top Differences 

  • Construction: Materials affect performance and memory foam vs hybrid mattresses will perform differently as a result.
  • Temperature: This is one of the largest gaps in the memory foam market. The Nectar is unable to disperse heat as effectively as the DreamCloud’s combination of cooling memory foam and innerspring coils.
  • Responsiveness: Do you sleep hard as a rock and stay put all night, or do you toss and turn like me? Combination sleepers will likely prefer the slight bounce of the DreamCloud, making movement easier and less likely to disturb your sleep. But others might like that gentle hug from your all-foam mattress each night.

DreamCloud vs. Nectar: Firmness & Feel Differences

At Mattress Nerd, we use a firmness scale to rate mattresses from 1 to 10, 1 being ultra soft and 10 being the hardest mattress out there. The medium-firm DreamCloud and Nectar scored similarly, but have other features that affect your sleep experience.

What’s the Firmness Of the DreamCloud & Nectar Mattresses? 

The DreamCloud is a 6.5/10 firmness with a coil base that enables it to support back sleepers of any weight, as well as stomach sleepers under 230 lbs. Lightweight sleepers who spend much time on their side should look for a softer bed to experience cushioning relief in their hips and shoulders.

Though rated at 6/10, Nectar’s all-foam materials aren’t a good match for heavyweight sleepers. But those under 230 lbs should be reasonably happy, especially if you prefer your back, side, or a combination.

What Do the DreamCloud vs. Nectar Mattresses Feel Like?

DreamCloud wants you to “sink-in-just-right” to their top foam layers while enjoying the support of the innerspring coils. This means you’ll feel a little bounce and will rest more “on” the mattress vs. “in” the memory foam.

The Nectar has a more traditional “hug” feel. Our testers noted it takes a few seconds to return to its original shape. But it isn’t as doughy as old-school memory foam, so you shouldn’t feel stuck.

What’s It Like to Sleep On the DreamCloud vs. Nectar Mattresses?

If you love to sleep on your back, you’ll likely love to sleep on the DreamCloud. Its top-notch performance scores mean it’s probably a top-notch choice for you, as well as for stomach sleepers weighing less than 230 lbs. Side sleepers heavy enough to sink into the memory foam will experience pressure relief, but those under 130 lbs probably won’t. Instead, read about our best soft mattresses.

The Nectar is not too hard or soft, but just right for back and side sleepers in the lightweight to average-weight categories. Stomach sleepers weighing over 130 lbs might prefer a firmer mattress to keep your hips from sinking in too much, like one of our best mattresses for stomach sleepers.

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The DreamCloud vs. Nectar Mattresses By Body Type

DreamCloud Performance By Sleeping Position:

Body Type:BACK SLEEPERSSTOMACH SLEEPERSSIDE SLEEPERS
Lightweight (< 130 lbs): 552
Average weight (130 – 230 lbs):3.5 
Heavyweight (> 230 lbs): 

Nectar Performance By Sleeping Position:

Body Type:BACK SLEEPERSSTOMACH SLEEPERSSIDE SLEEPERS
Lightweight (< 130 lbs): 433
Average weight (130 – 230 lbs):
Heavyweight (> 230 lbs): 

1 = Very poor, 2 = Not good, 3 = Fair, 4 = Good, 5 = Excellent

Average-Weight Sleepers (130–230 lbs)

The DreamCloud is great for combination sleepers in this weight category. The hybrid combination of memory foam and coils creates that balanced feel of cushion and support, whether you prefer your back or stomach. And even if you roll to your side at times, there’s enough pressure relief in the foam layers to contour to your shoulders and hips.

Back sleepers will find the support they need on the Nectar and side sleepers should especially love the way the memory foam cradles your pressure points. We don’t recommend it for stomach sleepers. You need a firmer mattress that keeps your hips elevated.

Heavyweight Sleepers (> 230 lbs)

If you love sleeping on your back, the DreamCloud has you covered, even making our list of best mattresses for heavy people. Side sleepers should also be content with the DreamCloud’s pressure relief in your hips and shoulders area. But if you sleep on your stomach, your hips will sink in too far which can cause lower back pain, so opt for a firmer mattress.

We don’t recommend the Nectar for sleepers weighing over 230 lbs. All-foam beds have a harder time balancing cushion with support in this category.

Lightweight Sleepers (< 130 lbs)

If sleeping on your back, stomach, or switching between the two is your sweet spot, the DreamCloud has a design that could exceed your expectations. Unfortunately, side sleepers need to look for something softer in order to get the benefits of the cloud-like cushion.

Here’s where the Nectar is actually a better solution—for those of you under 130 lbs. While you’ll find the best support on your back, the the all-foam Nectar’s memory foam cradles stomach and side sleepers too. It does a decent job of keeping your spine in a healthy, natural “S” shape.

Differences In Mattress Construction 

The hybrid DreamCloud is a pretty thick mattress, measuring 14″ tall, mostly due to its 8.5″ coil layer. The all-foam Nectar has a 12″ profile and is constructed of several types of foam, each with a specific purpose.

DreamCloud Mattress MaterialsNectar Mattress Materials
Quilted Cover (foam and cashmere blend)Quilted Cover (plush foam and polyester blend)
Gel-infused Memory FoamGel-infused Memory Foam (3″)
Foam Transition LayerAdaptive Memory Foam (2″)
Support Coils (individually wrapped steel coils)High-density Foam Layer (7″)
Base Foam LayerMattress Cover (prevents slipping)
DreamCloud Construction
DreamCloud Layers
Nectar Construction
Nectar Construction

Cover

The quilted cover on a mattress is mostly to protect the materials underneath, but the DreamCloud’s foam and cashmere cover was a pleasure for the Nerds to rest directly on during our testing in the lab. The Nectar’s foam and polyester blended cover is designed to wick away excess body heat away.

Comfort Layers

Both the DreamCloud and Nectar have gel-infused memory foam which cools things down much better than traditional memory foam. Earlier versions of memory foam used your body heat to shape the foam. Now, they use gel to mold to your body while also drawing away body heat.

Support Layers

The DreamCloud mattress has a transition foam that helps you sink in just enough, while not feeling the coils underneath. Then the 8.5″ inch coil layer lies atop a thin foam layer to support the mattress. This foam/coil sandwich helps deliver better airflow, as well as increases motion isolation.

The Nectar’s adaptive memory foam is more responsive than regular memory foam. Then there’s a pretty standard 7″ high-density foam base for stability and durability.

DreamCloud vs. Nectar Pricing

SizeDreamCloud PricesNectar Prices
Twin$899.00$599.00
Twin XL$999.00$769.00
Full$1099.00$899.00
Queen$1199.00$999.00
King$1499.00$1299.00
California King$1499.00$1299.00

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DreamCloud vs. Nectar Mattress Performance Ratings & Differences

Temperature

Memory foam mattresses are known for retaining your body heat, so a hybrid like the DreamCloud looks to offset this problem with increased airflow from the innerspring coils. As a result, the DreamCloud offers a cooler night of sleep. If temperature control is important to you, the all-foam Nectar isn’t likely to impress.

Motion Transfer

If you sleep with a partner, pet, or child, movement is a predictable problem. “Motion isolation” is a measure of how well a mattress isolates this movement at the source. Here’s where the Nectar performs a hair better than the DreamCloud, as is expected with its all-foam construction. But both mattresses performed above average in this category.

Edge Support 

When you sit on the edge of the bed, you don’t want to end up on the floor. Edge support is also helpful in creating more usable surface area, a plus if you share the bed. And if you need to get up and down slowly, a stable perimeter is essential. Our testers felt the DreamCloud and Nectar were both very supportive on the edges. The Nectar even made our list as an affordable option for best mattresses for seniors because of its edge support, as well as pressure relief.

Pressure Relief 

Memory foam mattresses usually excel at pressure relief, with their contouring cushion right where you need it. The hybrid DreamCloud capitalizes on this with two layers of foam and provides pressure relief for average-weight and heavyweight sleepers. Lightweight sleepers might not feel the full benefits since you likely won’t sink in enough.

The all-foam Nectar is just about perfect for side sleepers in the average-weight category. Your shoulders and hips will have the cushion you need for pressure relief. It even made our list of best mattresses for shoulder pain.

Pain Relief 

If you wake up with back pain, your mattress might not be supporting the healthy, natural “S” curve of your spine. A firm hybrid like the DreamCloud is just right, combining cushion with support. For heavyweight stomach sleepers, the DreamCloud made our list as one of the best mattresses for back pain.

Though similar to the DreamCloud in firmness level, the feel of the Nectar is not going to be ideal for those with pre-existing back pain. It shouldn’t cause new back pain though, as long as you’re a back sleeper under 230 lbs.

Durability

Memory foam has a tendency to break down and form body impressions as it ages, but you should get 7 to 10 years of normal use before this happens. If it happens before that, both mattresses have Lifetime warranties that cover permanent impressions over 1.5″.

Shipping, Returns, & Warranties 

DreamCloud 

You can purchase a DreamCloud mattress at any one of their 4,000 nationwide retail partner stores. They’re also available online on their website and will ship for free in the U.S. (with a small fee for Alaska and Hawaii). Either way, your purchase comes with a 365-night sleep trial period and a Lifetime warranty.

Nectar

Nectar is an online-only company that also provides free shipping to the contiguous U.S., a 365-night sleep trial, and a Lifetime warranty. To put your mind to rest even further, read about how it made our list of best online mattresses.

Other Models Available

DreamCloud Premier Rest

The DreamCloud Premier Rest is a luxury hybrid mattress that aims to be comfortable but supportive. It features a quilted pillow top and has great motion isolation, responsiveness, and durability.

Nerd Score 3.4/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

365 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Soft: 4.5/10

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

DreamCloud Premier Rest

The DreamCloud Premier Rest is a luxury hybrid mattress that aims to be comfortable but supportive. It features a quilted pillow top and has great motion isolation, responsiveness, and durability.

Nerd Score 3.4/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Firmness

Soft: 4.5/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

365 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

DreamCloud Premier Rest

The DreamCloud Premier Rest is a luxury hybrid mattress that aims to be comfortable but supportive. It features a quilted pillow top and has great motion isolation, responsiveness, and durability.

Nerd Score 3.4/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Soft: 4.5/10

Trial Period

365 nights

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight, average weight, and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Emma CliMax Hybrid

The Emma CliMax hybrid mattress has a hybrid design of layered foam and pocketed coils, which is ideal for stomach and back sleepers, but may lack in pressure relief for some lighter side sleepers.

Nerd Score 3.8/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

365 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Warranty

10-year warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight and heavyweight back sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight stomach sleepers.
Average Customer Rating
/5

Emma CliMax Hybrid

The Emma CliMax hybrid mattress has a hybrid design of layered foam and pocketed coils, which is ideal for stomach and back sleepers, but may lack in pressure relief for some lighter side sleepers.

Nerd Score 3.8/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

10-year warranty

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

365 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight and heavyweight back sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight stomach sleepers.
Average Customer Rating
/5

Emma CliMax Hybrid

The Emma CliMax hybrid mattress has a hybrid design of layered foam and pocketed coils, which is ideal for stomach and back sleepers, but may lack in pressure relief for some lighter side sleepers.

Nerd Score 3.8/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Trial Period

365 nights

Warranty

10-year warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for average weight and heavyweight back sleepers.
Stomach Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight stomach sleepers.
Average Customer Rating
/5

Nectar Premier Hybrid

The Nectar Premier Hybrid mattress adds bouncy, individually wrapped coils to the original Nectar Premier foam construction.

Nerd Score 3.8/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Trial Period

365 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for average weight and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Premier Hybrid

The Nectar Premier Hybrid mattress adds bouncy, individually wrapped coils to the original Nectar Premier foam construction.

Nerd Score 3.8/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

365 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for average weight and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Premier Hybrid

The Nectar Premier Hybrid mattress adds bouncy, individually wrapped coils to the original Nectar Premier foam construction.

Nerd Score 3.8/5
Read Full Review

Material

Hybrid

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6.5/10

Trial Period

365 nights

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Couples
This bed has great motion isolation so you will not feel your partner tossing and turning at night.
Back Pain
This bed is perfect for anyone suffering from back pain.
Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for average weight and heavyweight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.8/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Premier Mattress

This 13" memory foam mattress has five layers that are branded as "life-changing comfort." Featuring dual-action cooling and premier support elements, the Nectar Premier could be the right choice for you.

Nerd Score 3.6/5
Read Full Review

Material

Foam

Trial Period

365 nights

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Firmness

Medium-soft: 5.5/10

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.4/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Premier Mattress

This 13" memory foam mattress has five layers that are branded as "life-changing comfort." Featuring dual-action cooling and premier support elements, the Nectar Premier could be the right choice for you.

Nerd Score 3.6/5
Read Full Review

Material

Foam

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Firmness

Medium-soft: 5.5/10

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Trial Period

365 nights

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.4/5
Watch Our Video Review

Nectar Premier Mattress

This 13" memory foam mattress has five layers that are branded as "life-changing comfort." Featuring dual-action cooling and premier support elements, the Nectar Premier could be the right choice for you.

Nerd Score 3.6/5
Read Full Review

Material

Foam

Firmness

Medium-soft: 5.5/10

Trial Period

365 nights

Warranty

Lifetime warranty

Shipping Method

Free shipping

Price Range

$$$$$

We recommend this mattress for the following sleeper types:

Back Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight back sleepers.
Side Sleeping
Ideal for lightweight and average weight side sleepers.

Financing Options

Financing options are available for this mattress.

Average Customer Rating
4.4/5
Watch Our Video Review

Our Final Take

It’s easy to see why the luxury DreamCloud is such a hit. Delivering superior support and cushion for almost every weight category and sleeping position, it’s a versatile mattress with excellent performance across the board. But if you love the memory foam feel of a hug before bed, you’ll save a couple hundred with the all-foam Nectar. And its performance is not too shabby when it comes to motion isolation and pressure relief, either.

DreamCloud & Nectar FAQs

Is the DreamCloud mattress worth the cost?

There isn’t a huge cost difference between the DreamCloud and Nectar. It comes down to performance and personal preferences: coil vs all-foam. For the average sleeper, DreamCloud performs better for those who prefer sleeping on their back or front and Nectar is a good fit for back and side sleepers.

Do DreamCloud mattresses sag?

The DreamCloud is a hybrid mattress constructed of several layers of foam atop a steel innerspring coil base. The creates noteworthy edge support and durability. Normal wear should prevent noticeable sagging until you reach around the 7- to 10-year mark, which is a good time to replace old mattresses.

Is DreamCloud the same as Nectar?

While both companies sell bed-in-a-box mattresses online, DreamCloud also has over 4000 retail partners in the U.S. The primary differences in these mattresses are price and construction. The luxury DreamCloud is a hybrid made of foam and coil layers, whereas the Nectar is an all-foam bed.