I look forward to sleep – often, impatiently. You probably would too if you didn’t find yourself waking up on the ‘wrong side of the bed’ so frequently. If this is the case, chances are there is something seriously wrong with your bed…or mattress. After all, quite often, a great mattress is what makes a great bed – at least, this Casper mattress review proves so.
Okay, fine. Maybe it is too soon to sell you on a definitive (and perhaps, unpopular) point of view; so, how about you keep reading and see where we are going with this?
Things You Should Know About Buying a Mattress
A bed should be a lot of things; comfy, frilly and perhaps, a mental escape from the inordinately mundane existence that we have to endure; so, yeah… definitely very comfy.
It should also have a lot of things; a nice form…great back support…the resilience to take the pressure of the occasional pillow fight… but certainly not the ‘wrong side’ from which you sometimes get out of; and, if you aren’t convinced, this Casper mattress review will, by all means, demonstrate that beds can be perfect (or close) with just the right mattress.
Meanwhile, here are a few things you should know about mattress shopping whether you are or aren’t in search for one.
Comfort is Relative:
Comfort is a variable parameter in mattress shopping. For one person it may be the soothing comfort of sinking into the soft, plushy warmth of their cloudy mattress, and for another, it is the spine alignment that a firm mattress brings that gives them a peace of mind. Whatever the case may be, you must remember that in order to truly achieve comfort on a particular mattress, it must be suited to your specific needs.
Brand Names Actually Count for Something:
While it is true that some brand names seem like just an excuse to rip customers off, you have to admit that brands do not simply get popular without delivering a certain product/service quality that sets them apart from the crowd.
If we are being honest, there is a reason why some brands aren’t very popular. Oftentimes it’s a very good reason.
Research is King:
In mattress shopping – acquiring knowledge is of utmost importance. Whether it is in form of customer reviews or general information of the product, you certainly want to be properly armed with a sufficient understanding of your mattress’ features before making the long-term decision of purchasing it; remember you’ll be spending every single night in it. That is a great commitment.
Online Purchases often get you a better Deal:
The deals available online are pretty amazing. If you keep your eyes peeled, you just might be buying in discount season or be able to check for coupon codes that can lower the cost of your pick. Either way, the internet is a massive market, and with broader competition, you can bet that those salesmen would be trying to out-‘deal’ each other, and you can always capitalize on that.
The Casper Mattress
The best way to describe the Casper mattress is – ‘just the right amount of everything’. It is neither too firm nor too soft or too heavy or light. Ultimately, whether you are an arthritic 80-year-old with joint problems or a 6-year-old who occasionally likes to prop into mommy’s bed…or the mommy who would just like to get some sleep, it will likely be a great fit for you.
The Casper mattress is made with a unique blend of comfort foam, memory foam, adaptive transition foam, and durable support foam in the ratio 1.5:1.5:1.5:5.5 which combines to give it a 10-inch height. Its cover also comprises premium-grade polyester and spandex which makes it both pliable and breathable.
The multi-foam construction of the Casper provides ease of mobility, pressure relief, transition assistance, as well as the firm support that it is very popular for providing. With the topmost layer of comfort foam providing resistance to your body weight, the mattress manages to retain its unique bouncy quality, while the contouring features of the memory foam allows your body to sink into the mattress until it reaches the third transitive layer where the final, rigid support layer restrains your body from getting farther sucked in. This ensures that going to sleep is a breeze and getting up isn’t any harder than necessary. Now, if that isn’t an impressive way to provide balance to your sleeping experience, we don’t know what is.
- Great value considering its competitive price
- Impressive motion isolation
- Tackles hot sleeping adequately
- Easy movement (considering its memory foam layer)
- Breathable cover
- You won’t be impressed if you like a little innerspring bounce to your mattress
- There are complaints about insufficient edge support
Features & Benefits
The Casper Experience:
The Casper mattress comes in one firmness option. While this is unusual considering the varying requirements that people have, the fact that manufacturers of Casper are so confident in the universality of their mattress goes to say something – they either like losing money and potential customers, or this mattress is amazing enough to cater to just about anyone; but, I would place my bet on the former rather than the latter.
The Casper’s one firmness option is explained by the mattress’ universal comfort feature which appeals to a wide range of sleep needs on account of its supportive response foam, the comfort of the support foam layer, as well as the contouring provided by the memory foam. All of which is achieved without getting trapped or reaching to a less dense core of the mattress. By this standard, neither back nor stomach sleepers have the frequent ‘excessive sinking’ complaint. And seeing as it lacks a latex component, the responsive foam layer still provides some kickback, leaving you with a little bounce with every attempt you make to sink into it.
Seeing as features like pliability and sinkage are largely weight dependent, most people would expect that the Casper mattress would not particularly excel given its one firmness option. Surprisingly, it surpasses a lot of expectations given its thickness and form.
Typically, mattresses that support heavy set sleepers properly do not fare favorably with smaller weights since they have been made using high density in order to support heavy weights. Well, it is not so with the Casper.
Somehow the memory foam component of this mattress provides a delicate responsiveness that yields to varying weight, to the extent that is most appropriate for the individuals; talk about smarts. The biggest convenience of this feature is certainly the assurance that this bed can be shared with ease, with just about any type of sleeper.
Motion Isolation Feature:
Generally, this feature is a strong selling point for most foam mattresses – and the Casper is no different. If you are torn between whether or not this is an important quality to look out for when choosing a mattress, then we should probably remind you that this feature is the difference between whether or not you are roused with every minor bed movement, or you can sleep through a storm. And, if you are sharing a bed with someone else, motion isolation isn’t just another mattress perk – it is an absolute necessity.
An estimation of this mattress’ motion isolation capabilities was made using two 20-pound medicine ball. For the most part, the experiment tilted in the favor of the mattress’ fluid rigidity, proving that you could probably remain fast asleep if your partner weighed 20 pounds or so and attempted to use their side of the bed as a trampoline. Impressive? No. Mind-blowing, that is what it is.
Airflow & Breathability:
Unless you like the idea of waking up sweaty and irritable, these are two features that must influence your choice for a mattress strongly.
The Casper is virtually heat retention proof thanks to its open-cell foam which helps support air flow and circulation throughout the mattress. Having developed the open-cell feature through molecular engineering, you can be confident that there won’t be any sleeping hot in your future – with this mattress of course.
The breathability of this mattress is further enhanced by the cover that is a combination of both spandex and polyester; the malleable cover hardly affects airflow within the mattress because isn’t so bulky that it starts to bunch up with some motion; as far as mattress covers go, this is as good as it gets. Simply add the best mattress topper to the mix and it will be like crawling into an airy mattress heaven every night.
While the quality of edge support of this mattress is a matter of serious debate among users, we have to point out that support provided per person is somewhat relative to their weight, and their bed’s foundation or frame.
Like with most mattresses 10-inch high and above, the Casper is mostly a high-density foam with a great deal of ability to provide sufficient support to just about any sleeper. For extremely lightweight individuals, the high density of the foam might not cause sufficient depression in the bed to create a sunk-in feeling, however, this by itself is not sufficient proof of its lack of edge support. Provided you manage to actually get into the bed, the comfort and support layers are likely to keep you from rolling off, even when close to the edge.
However, if you’re looking for something with a keen focus on edge support, an inner-spring mattress will certainly do you one better; nonetheless, the Casper is not likely to disappoint if you choose to give it a shot.
There is nothing quite like a mattress that boasts a plethora of features and still manages to look and smell great… and the Casper? Well, let’s just say that those covers aren’t just breathable and pliable; they are also not bad looking at all.
They feature a dotted pattern strewn by a seamlessly beautiful grey fray. Aesthetically, they are an absolute favorite and combined with the mattress’ apparent lack of off-gassing; the Casper is a complete delight.
Examining the Competition
If you aren’t entirely sold on the idea of the Casper mattress, it is best you consider a few alternatives to it. Perhaps, a look at what other mattresses have to offer will help you make a properly informed decision
Lessa Mattress (For Combination Sleepers)
While this is easily one of the brands that competes favourably with the Casper, it hasn’t garnered as much attention since it is rather a recent entrant in the mattress market, and Casper has been at it since 2014.
In many ways, the Lessa is like the Casper. It is a 10-inch mattress with a unique multi-layer design, a supportive form that still provides great body contouring, minimal heat retention, and a great, breathable mattress cover that promotes airflow providing you find the best mattress topper to accompany your mattress. However, if you share your bed with a rather restless partner or you’d prefer a softer alternative to the Casper, then the Lessa is your girl.
One of the Lessa’s major selling points is its patented Avena layer which by itself is a combination foam capable of inhibiting motion transfer, providing the malleable comfort of a latex foam, ultimately yielding a much better bounce than the Casper provides. Combined with the memory foam, and foundation and support foam layer of the mattress, the Lessa provides a plethora of conveniences similar to that of the Casper and then some.
And as a plus, every Lessa mattress bought equals one mattress given to the less privileged, and if that doesn’t (even slightly) affect your decision-making process, you just might be dead inside. Unsure if this is the bed for you? our full Lessa Mattress Review will help you make your choice.
Layla Mattress Review (For Lightweight Sleepers)
By mattress standards, the Layla Mattress is a stark contrast to the Casper. For one, it consists of 4 foam layers, which are basically memory foam inclined. The Casper, on the other hand, is a combination of various foam types which contributes to its universality, so while the Casper may be a great option for just about anyone, the same cannot be said about the Layla.
While this is not a full Layla mattress review, we can definitively say by its features that this mattress will likely not be a fit for everyone. In spite of this, however, the mattress excels at limiting heat retention thanks to its copper constituents. It is also flippable and provides the complete memory foam experience. While you don’t get the bounce, flexibility and edge support of the Casper, you can be assured that body contouring will pose no problem, and sleeping hot is not at all likely. Read our complete Layla mattress review for the full scoop.
Brooklyn Aurora Mattress (For Back And Combination Sleepers)
In the mattress kingdom, the Brooklyn Aurora is somewhat considered royalty. Strangely enough, there aren’t any significant disparities between this mattress and the Casper, because, while its three layers consist of the patented TitanFlex foam and support foam, they seem to yield results similar to the four-layer Casper.
Our full Brooklyn Aurora mattress review highlights the strengths and pitfalls of this mattress, including its breathable materials, unique coil maintenance, and multi-sleep position support, which makes it a great choice for both specific and combination sleepers or a couple with varying needs.
Even better, the TitanFlex constituent of the mattress makes it a great pick for people looking for a mattress with great back support and with its cover being made from a great cotton polyester blend, it easily rivals the Casper in terms of breathability and pliability.
|Name/Quality||Casper Mattress||Lessa Mattress||Layla Mattress||Brooklyn Aurora Mattress|
|Overall Quality||Very Good||Excellent||Very Good||Excellent|
|Conforming Ability||Very Good||Excellent||Excellent||Very Good|
|Breathability||Excellent||Excellent||Very Good||Very Good|
|Edge Support||Excellent||Very Good||Fair||Very Good|
|Odor (Off-gassing)||Very Good||Good||Excellent||Excellent|
|Motion Isolation||Excellent||Excellent||Fair||Very Good|
So much can be said about the do’s and don’ts of the mattress selection. In the end, it is left for you to decide whether or not your sleeping experience is important enough to be considered a priority. The choice of a mattress is one that must be made with reverence for the fact that your relationship with your mattress is a long-term commitment, and given that fact, nobody except you can decide which mattress is best for you, regardless of their extensive knowledge on the subject.