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Nectar vs. DreamCloud – Our 2019 Mattress Comparison Guide

Written by - Jackson Lindeke.

The Bottom Line.

  • The DreamCloud is an affordable luxury-quality hybrid mattress which includes a pocketed coil support core.
  • The Nectar offers excellent motion isolation and a cool sleep.
  • Both mattresses will appeal to a wide variety of sleepers, particularly those of average weight.

1,339 Verified Customer Experiences

35 Unique Review Sources

110 Hours of Lab Testing

5 Sleep Experts Consulted

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  • Nectar Mattress
  • DreamCloud Mattress
Meet Our Testing Team
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Jackson
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Nectar vs. DreamCloud Mattress Overview

Founded in 2016, Nectar Sleep sells only one Nectar-branded mattress: the flagship Nectar Mattress. (They also sell the DreamCloud, which this page will compare with the Nectar Mattress.)

Although there are many medium-firm (6 out of 10) memory foam mattresses on the market, the Nectar Mattress offers impressive luxury details at a lower price point than its direct competitors. Warm sleepers appreciate the cooling quilted gel foam, couples enjoy the mattress’s very good motion isolation, and sleepers of nearly all sleep styles and weights found that the polyfoam support core and three comfort layers made for a good night’s rest.

DreamCloud was launched in 2018 by Nectar Sleep, its parent company. They too sell only one flagship mattress, the hybrid DreamCloud Mattress. Although the DreamCloud is priced significantly higher than the Nectar Mattress, it is nevertheless a less-expensive alternative to other luxury hybrid mattresses.

Its 15″ profile conceals eight layers, including three support layers (memory foam and pocketed coils), four comfort layers (natural latex, memory foam, quilted memory foam, and gel memory foam), and a 2″ hand-tufted cashmere surface. Together, these layers provide excellent comfort and support, particularly for back sleepers and those with back, hip, or shoulder pain, without any noticeable contouring.

Despite being owned by the same parent company, the Nectar Mattress and the DreamCloud Mattress have significant differences. Before you make a purchase, make sure you understand the pros and cons of each choice, as well as which mattress is best suited to your sleep style.

Ratings Comparison

Nectar Mattress

DreamCloud Mattress

MATTRESS TYPE FoamHybrid
FIRMNESS 6.56.5
PRICE RANGE $799$1,199
AVAILABILITY onlineOnline
SLEEP TRIAL 365 nights365 nights
WARRANTY LENGTH Limited LifetimeLifetime
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  • Nectar Mattress
  • DreamCloud Mattress

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
  • Nectar Mattress
  • DreamCloud Mattress
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
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Durability

Our testing showed the dense foam layers of the Nectar offer average to above-average durability, with an expected lifespan of six to seven years.

Durability

Our testing showed the dense foam layers of the Nectar offer average to above-average durability, with an expected lifespan of six to seven years.

Motion Isolation

The Nectar mattress absorbs and minimizes motion to a significant extent, and should curb nighttime sleep disruptions for most. Our tests show minimal movement across the surface of the bed.

Motion Isolation

The Nectar mattress absorbs and minimizes motion to a significant extent, and should curb nighttime sleep disruptions for most. Our tests show minimal movement across the surface of the bed.

Off-gassing

Off-gassing odors have been reported for newer Nectar mattresses, but these smells tend to dissipate within a few days.

Off-gassing

Off-gassing odors have been reported for newer Nectar mattresses, but these smells tend to dissipate within a few days.

Conforming

Dual layers of memory foam offer close conforming and pressure and pain relief in the neck, shoulders, and other sensitive areas.

Conforming

Dual layers of memory foam offer close conforming and pressure and pain relief in the neck, shoulders, and other sensitive areas.

Sex

The Nectar mattress has some bounce, but — like many memory foam models — it may not be responsive enough for most couples.

Sex

The Nectar mattress has some bounce, but — like many memory foam models — it may not be responsive enough for most couples.

Temperature Neutrality

The Nectar mattress sleeps somewhat warm, but the lyocell cover and gel memory foam offer more breathability than many competing memory foam models

Temperature Neutrality

The Nectar mattress sleeps somewhat warm, but the lyocell cover and gel memory foam offer more breathability than many competing memory foam models

Edge Support

The Nectar mattress offers better edge support than most all-foam mattresses at this price range due to its dense foam layers, though some owners have reported sinkage after less than one year of use.

Edge Support

The Nectar mattress offers better edge support than most all-foam mattresses at this price range due to its dense foam layers, though some owners have reported sinkage after less than one year of use.

Noise

The Nectar mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

Noise

The Nectar mattress is virtually silent when bearing weight.

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Durability

The hybrid construction of the DreamCloud and high-density foams indicate this mattress should last at least 7-8 years. Our testing did not find any compromising features.

Durability

The hybrid construction of the DreamCloud and high-density foams indicate this mattress should last at least 7-8 years. Our testing did not find any compromising features.

Motion Isolation

Couples do not report any issue feeling their partner's move on the bed. Our testing found movement was isolated well.

Motion Isolation

Couples do not report any issue feeling their partner's move on the bed. Our testing found movement was isolated well.

Off-gassing

Customers rarely complain of off-gassing issues. In our examination, we noticed slight off-gassing that dissipated after 24 hours.

Off-gassing

Customers rarely complain of off-gassing issues. In our examination, we noticed slight off-gassing that dissipated after 24 hours.

Conforming

Customers and Tuck testing found the DreamCloud's firm feel doesn't conform to the body to a great degree, but it is on par with most hybrid models.

Conforming

Customers and Tuck testing found the DreamCloud's firm feel doesn't conform to the body to a great degree, but it is on par with most hybrid models.

Sex

The DreamCloud is responsive and offers enough bounce without giving an excessive amount of rebound.

Sex

The DreamCloud is responsive and offers enough bounce without giving an excessive amount of rebound.

Temperature Neutrality

Though it uses dense foams in its comfort layers, the DreamCloud's cover and coil support base help to keep airflow across the surface.

Temperature Neutrality

Though it uses dense foams in its comfort layers, the DreamCloud's cover and coil support base help to keep airflow across the surface.

Edge Support

Customers ocassionally complain of weaker edge support in the DreamCloud. Our tests backed this up. There is some roll-off with the bed as the perimeter is not reinforced at all.

Edge Support

Customers ocassionally complain of weaker edge support in the DreamCloud. Our tests backed this up. There is some roll-off with the bed as the perimeter is not reinforced at all.

Noise

Our testing found little to no noise emitted from the DreamCloud. Sleep silently on this mattress.

Noise

Our testing found little to no noise emitted from the DreamCloud. Sleep silently on this mattress.

The Nectar Mattress is Good for...
  • Back and side sleepers in any weight class
  • Stomach sleepers above 130lbs
  • Sleepers who like memory foam but sometimes overheat with other models
The DreamCloud Mattress is Good for...
  • All back sleepers, regardless of weight
  • Side sleepers above 130lbs and stomach sleepers below 230lbs
  • Sleepers who need spinal support for pain management

Sleep Position Ratings

The Nectar Mattress

The Nectar Mattress comes in at 6 out of 10 firmness rating, falling within a medium firmness sweet-spot which makes it appealing to many types of sleeper. Back sleepers who are below 130lbs or above 230lbs will be happiest with the mattress, as it is rated “very good” in these categories, but nearly all other sleepers (regardless of weight class) will find it offers a good night’s sleep.

Stomach sleepers under 130lbs are the exception, as the mattress is only rated “fair” in this category. If you are over 230lbs but enjoy the feel of memory foam, you’ll be glad to hear that the Nectar is one of the most supportive memory foam mattresses on the market for your weight group. In addition, the Nectar also sleeps slightly cooler than some other memory foam models, though very warm sleepers may still find it too hot.

The DreamCloud Mattress

As a hybrid mattress, the DreamCloud naturally has less contouring and sink than pure memory foam options. However, its 6.5 out of 10 firmness rating means that you’ll have the feeling of “floating” on the mattress, rather than laying on a hard surface. The pocketed support core and memory foam layers combine to offer outstanding spinal support, an important consideration for sleepers with back, hip, and shoulder pain.

Back-sleepers in particular will be enthusiastic about this mattress, no matter their weight category. Side and stomach sleepers also enjoy the DreamCloud, but there are some exceptions: side-sleepers below 130lbs may find it firm enough to constrict their shoulder muscles, while stomach-sleepers above 230lbs might notice back pain from a lack of midriff support.

  • Nectar Mattress
  • DreamCloud Mattress
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach

Our Recommendations

Choose the Nectar if...

  • You are a back sleeper below 130lbs or above 230lbs
  • You enjoy memory foam mattresses with good contouring
  • You are part of a couple with mixed sleep preferences
  • You want a memory foam mattress which sleeps cooler than other models

Choose the DreamCloud Mattress if...

  • You sleep on your back
  • You suffer from back, shoulder, or hip pain which requires spinal support
  • You want the support of pocketed coils and the comfort of memory foam
  • You want a mattress which is comfortable for sex

Technical Details Comparison

Sizing and Pricing

  • twin-bed
    Twin $499 Nectar Mattress $899 DreamCloud
  • twin-bed
    Twin XL $569 Nectar Mattress $899 DreamCloud
  • twin-bed
    Full $699 Nectar Mattress $1,099 DreamCloud
  • twin-bed
    Queen $799 Nectar Mattress $1,199 DreamCloud
  • twin-bed
    King $999 Nectar Mattress $1,399 DreamCloud
  • twin-bed
    Cali King $999 Nectar Mattress $1,399 DreamCloud

Mattress Construction

Next let’s look at how the Nectar and DreamCloud Mattress models are made. The table below lists firmness, thickness, weight, and composition specs for both beds.

Specification Nectar DreamCloud
Firmness 6 (Medium) 6.5 (Medium Firm)
Thickness 11″ 15″
Weight (Queen) 74 lbs. 94 lbs.
Support Core Components 6″ HD Polyfoam 0.5″ Memory Foam
8″ Pocketed Coils with Foam Encasement
1.5″ Memory Foam
Comfort Layer Components 1″ Quilted Gel Memory Foam
1″ Gel Memory Foam
3″ Memory Foam
0.5″ Gel-infused Memory Foam
1.75″ Quilted Memory Foam
0.5″ Natural Latex
0.25″ Standard Memory Foam
Cover Composition Tencel® Lyocell and Cotton 2″ Hand-tufted Cashmere

How Is the Nectar Mattress Built?

All of the materials used in the Nectar Mattress are CertiPUR-US®-Certified as non-toxic and non-carcinogenic, in addition to being some of the better materials we’ve seen used in a memory foam mattress. The mattress is built on a 6″ support core of high-density polyfoam, then padded with three comfort layers: 3″ of memory foam, 1″ of gel foam, and a 1″ gel foam layer quilted into the mattress cover. This last feature is a luxury touch which offers both contour support and better temperature neutrality than some other memory foam options.

If you sleep with a partner, you’ll appreciate the Nectar Mattress’s better-than-average motion isolation and edge support. (Some users have noted that this edge support does not always last over time.) Users also found that the Nectar is virtually silent (so long as the base is also silent), making it a good choice for couples of almost all sleep types.

How Is the DreamCloud Mattress Built?

Like the Nectar Mattress, the DreamCloud is built using only CertiPUR-US®-Certified materials. However, as a hybrid mattress, the DreamCloud uses a wider range of components and has a total of eight layers: three support layers, four comfort layers, and a 2″-thick tufted cashmere cover. The mattress’s support comes from a pocketed coil base which is bracketed by two memory foam layers, adding some resilience to the  sturdy back support of coils. The comfort layers (including memory foam, gel memory foam, quilted memory foam, and natural latex) further this trend, cradling joints without offering much contouring or reducing the mattress’s spinal support.

The DreamCloud scored well on our sleep ratings, earning a “good” or “very good” on all but edge support, which is less robust than most hybrid models. This mattress offers a silent sleep with good motion isolation, and reviewers found that its responsive, rebound-free bounce was appropriate for sex.

Nectar Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 365-night with 30-day break-in period

  • Shipping Free shipping within contiguous U.S.

  • Warranty Lifetime

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period Details

    Nectar offers a 365-night sleep trial for the Nectar Mattress.

    In order to ensure you love your mattress and feel confident about your purchase, Nectar offers a 365-night sleep trial. (This does not include the mandatory 30-day break-in period after receiving your mattress, so you have 395 nights in total to make your decision but cannot return the mattress within the first 30 days.)

    If you decide against keeping your mattress, Nectar offers a full refund (minus any white glove delivery fees) and does not charge for pick-up. Instead, they will work with your local facilities to either donate, recycle, or dispose of the unwanted mattress. If the mattress you receive is faulty from the start or has been damaged in transit, you are also eligible for an immediate exchange without having to wait through the 30-day break-in period.

  • Warranty

    Nectar offers a lifetime warranty. 

    Customers who desire a strong warranty for their mattress will be pleased to know that Nectar offers lifetime support. They call this their “Forever Warranty”, and it covers a limited, industry-standard range of manufacturing defects (for the foam itself and the integrated cover), as well as any impressions which are 1.5″ or deeper. For the first ten years, the company will replace your defective mattress with no fees. Beyond that, they charge two $50 fees unless the problem is purely a manufacturing defect.

    As we estimate this durable mattress to have a lifetime of 6-7 years, the 10-year free period will be more than adequate for most people. Supporting your mattress incorrectly will void the warranty, and it does not cover normal wear-and-tear, damage, normal foam softening, misuse, or changes in your comfort preference. The warranty cannot be transferred and any replacement mattress will fall within the original warranty.

  • Delivery Details

    How is the Mattress Shipped?

    Nectar ships their mattress compressed and rolled, in a protective sleeve within a box.

    Where Do They Ship?

    Nectar offers customers free shipping in the contiguous U.S. but charge Alaskan and Hawaiian customers a $150 delivery fee. They do not currently offer international shipping.

    White Glove Delivery

    Customers can purchase white glove delivery and set-up for a $149 fee. Additional items (including mattress removal, see below) cost $45 per item.

    Full Shipping Details

    If you live within the contiguous U.S. you are eligible for free FedEx Ground shipping on your new mattress. However, Alaskan and Hawaiian customers will pay an extra $150 for delivery. (Nectar does not deliver internationally.) Once you have paid for your mattress, it is shipped within 1-2 days and usually arrives within 3-5 days, although Alaskan and Hawaiian customers may find theirs takes slightly longer. Nectar’s white glove delivery option, while sometimes taking 5-7 days for arrival, is a good choice for people who would struggle with the 45-105lb weight of their mattress.

    Old Mattress Removal?

    Once you purchase the $149 white glove delivery option, you can pay $45 for old mattress removal. Extra recycling fees apply in California, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

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DreamCloud Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 365-night

  • Shipping All 50 U.S. states

  • Warranty Lifetime

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period

    DreamCloud offers a 365-night sleep trial for the DreamCloud Mattress.

    It may take thirty days to adjust to a new mattress, but the DreamCloud trial period does not have a mandatory break-in period. While you could return your mattress after the first night’s sleep, the company encourages you to take advantage of their 365-night trial period. This generous offer allows customers to see how their mattress performs under different temperature conditions, as well as allowing for variations in support needs throughout the year.

    If you are not happy with your purchase, DreamCloud offers a full refund (minus any white glove delivery fees) and coordinates removal from your home. (It is not necessary to keep any delivery packaging.) If you receive a damaged mattress, DreamCloud will replace it without ending your trial period.

  • Warranty

    DreamCloud offers a lifetime warranty

    We estimate that the DreamCloud Mattress will have a lifespan of 7-8 years under normal conditions, but DreamCloud offers a lifetime warranty policy covering an industry-standard range of problems and defects. So long as you support your mattress correctly (failing to do so will void the warranty), the company will cover sagging and impressions 1.5″ or deeper, as well as flaws in both the mattress cover and the inner materials.

    It does not cover damage, normal wear-and-tear, changes in mattress preference, owner misuse, or impressions under 1.5″. For the first ten years (the expected lifespan of the mattress), there are no replacement fees. After ten years, the company charges two $50 shipment fees unless they determine that the mattress is defective.  Please note that the warranty is non-transferrable.

  • Delivery Details

    How is the Mattress Shipped?

    The DreamCloud mattress is shipped compressed, folded, and in a protective bag.

    Where Do They Ship?

    DreamCloud offers free shipping within the contiguous U.S. states and $150 delivery within Alaska and Hawaii. International shipping is currently not available.

    White Glove Delivery

    Customers can take advantage of DreamCloud’s white glove delivery service for a $149 fee.Full Shipping Details

    DreamCloud ships its mattresses through FedEx Ground, and all shipments originate at its Washington state facility. You will receive a tracking number, and customers within the contiguous U.S. should expect to receive their mattress within 1-5 business days. (Customers are notified of any delays.) If you decide to purchase the white glove delivery option, the company will coordinate a time for their team to arrive and set up your new mattress. They will take away any mattress packaging, and for an extra $45 fee will also remove your previous mattress. (Not that wet or otherwise unsanitary mattresses are not eligible for this service.)

    Old Mattress Removal?

    If you have purchased the white glove delivery service for $149, DreamCloud will remove your previous mattress for a $45 fee. Extra recycling fees apply in California, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

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