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Bed in a Box Comparison: DreamCloud vs. Casper vs. Nectar


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The Bed in a Box trend is catching on, and it’s easy to see why. The convenience of a Bed in a Box is one of its strongest features, especially when more people are staying home. In this article, we’ll look closer at the Bed in a Box as a mattress option, as well as three quality brands to consider.

What is a Bed in a Box?

Simply put, a Bed in a Box is a mattress, usually made of memory foam, which is rolled and compressed into a box only a few feet long. Some Bed in a Box mattresses are hybrids, meaning that they combine memory foam with an innerspring support layer. The compression technology allows your mattress to be shipped to your door. It also makes it easy to move the mattress from your front door to your bedroom. With a Bed in a Box, you can literally shop for, receive, and set up your new mattress without getting out of your pajamas!

Benefits of a Bed in a Box

Convenience is a major selling point when it comes to a Bed in a Box. The ability to shop online, order a mattress, and have it delivered to your doorstep in an easy-to-manage box is a big deal. Even the installation is easy. Simply move the box to your bedroom, open the box, slide the mattress onto your box spring or bunkie board, and unroll into place. 

It’s important to note that convenience isn’t the only thing great about a Bed in a Box. While it’s true that some products sacrifice quality for convenience, that’s not true of a Bed in a Box mattress. The materials used are still premium, like you’d expect from any quality mattress. In other words, you won’t sacrifice exemplary comfort in the name of shopping conveniently. Furthermore, most Bed in a Box brands offer a trial period, so you can shop with utmost confidence.

Introducing DreamCloud

DreamCloud makes two incredible hybrid mattresses, both of which come as a Bed in a Box. The DreamCloud Luxury Hybrid Mattress offers firm support with medium firm comfort. Individually-wrapped coils form the support layer, with memory foam forming the rest of the mattress. High-density gel memory foam in the comfort layer provides excellent pressure relief, while the cashmere-infused, quilted foam cover presents a sense of luxury. 

The DreamCloud Premier Euro Top Hybrid Mattress offers firm support with firm comfort, while still providing pressure relief. Spinal alignment is optimized without sinking, while the EuroTop layer provides a plush feel. Mongolian cashmere in the quilted cover is soft to the touch, meaning you can drift away in utmost comfort. 

Introducing Casper

Exploding onto the scene in 2014, Casper is one of the earliest Bed in a Box stars. It starts with their Original Foam Mattress, an all-foam mattress that offers firm support with medium comfort. Featuring AirScape™ foam on the comfort layer, the high breathability ensures a cooler night’s sleep than most might expect from an all-memory-foam mattress. Denser foam at the base provides solid support, so your back stays properly aligned. 

Casper also offers a range of premium hybrid mattresses. Their Nova series is softer, offering extra pressure relief for side sleepers, while their Wave series is firmer, which is ideal for back pain sufferers. Both feature an innerspring support layer with foam forming the rest of the mattress. For the coolest sleep possible, Casper offers the Nova Hybrid Snow Mattress and the Wave Hybrid Snow Mattress, both featuring AirScape™ 2 breathable foam and QuickCool™ cover with cooling gel. They’re possibly the coolest sleep you can get from any Bed in a Box!

Introducing Nectar

Nectar is a brand on the rise since their founding in 2002. Their Classic Memory Foam Mattress is a long-standing favorite among mattress shoppers and the subject of a recent article of ours: "Is Nectar mattress the best bed in a box?". Featuring gel memory foam for better air flow, as well as quilted cooling Tencel™ cover, it’s designed to help mitigate the usual heat absorbency of traditional memory foam. 

Where Nectar truly starts to shine is with the Premier Memory Foam Mattress. With five layers of comfort foams and a medium firm feel, many sleepers swear by this mattress. It hits the “just right” level of comfort for back, side, and stomach sleepers. For the ultimate Nectar experience, the Premier Copper Memory Foam Mattress introduces copper fiber and other advanced cooling measures in the quilted cover. It should also be noted that all of these mattresses pair well with Nectar’s Move Adjustable Bed Base, so you can dial in your comfort with ease.

DreamCloud vs. Casper vs. Nectar - Which is the Best Bed in a Box?

As you can see from the above sections, all of these manufacturers offer great mattresses and they're all equally easy to set up. The answer of which is best comes down to the uniqueness of you. Depending on your needs, such as sleep position, sleep temperature, and other factors, any of these could be the right mattress for you.

To find out which mattress best fits your needs, speak to one of our Sleep Experts in-store or online. They’ll ask the right questions and listen carefully to your answers. Also, we offer free local delivery and setup with every mattress we sell, including Bed in a Box mattresses. Let City Mattress help you decide when it comes to your best night’s sleep!