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Casper Mattress Review:
Our In-Depth Look at an Online Favorite

UPDATED

Written by Garen Glazier

Reviewed by Dr. Michael Breus

Expert Tested

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Mattress Review

Casper Mattress Review

Details

  • Type: Foam

  • Firmness: Medium (5)

  • Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

  • Warranty: 10 Year, Limited

Highlights

  • Zoned and perforated foams help relieve pressure points and regulate temperature
  • Responsive yet contouring surface allows for easy movement
  • 100-night sleep trial and 10-year limited warranty

Ideal For

  • Side sleepers
  • People under 230 pounds
  • Those seeking pressure relief and motion isolation

Casper Mattress: Our Verdict

The Casper Original Mattress’ thoughtful and durable foam construction makes it a great choice for those who want a supportive and cool sleep. The bed’s mid-range price-point and 100-night sleep trial make it easy to give the mattress a try and see if it’s the right one for you.

The Casper Original includes two foam comfort layers. One is made with perforated AirScape polyfoam designed to keep the bed cool. The second contains zoned memory foam that offers more contouring near the shoulders and more support at the midsection. 

This mattress is ideal for most side sleepers because of its medium (5) firmness and zoned support, both of which help maintain good spinal alignment in this sleep position. It also works well for some stomach and back sleepers. However, those weighing over 230 pounds may need a firmer mattress. 

Overall, the Casper Original rated above average in most of the categories we tested, and the brand offers upgraded alternatives for those who want different options.  

Casper Mattress: An Introduction

Founded in 2014, Casper was one of the first online mattress-in-a-box stores. Since its founding, the company has developed a line of mattresses based on its bestselling option, the Casper Original Mattress. 

The all-foam Casper Original includes a zoned layer for increased support and a perforated layer for improved airflow. Its durable polyfoam base gives it more responsiveness than the average memory foam mattress.

We’ll discuss the bed’s features and how it performed during our in-house tests in areas like temperature control, edge support, and durability. We’ll also explain which types of sleepers are most likely to find this mattress a good fit. 

How We Review

Our team of testers evaluates every product we review by using a rigorous product testing methodology to bring you accurate and relevant information. Our testers focus on the product features that matter most when choosing the best mattress for you.

Make sure to also check out our review of the Casper Wave Hybrid.

What’s It Like to Sleep on the Casper Mattress?

The Casper Original Mattress has a balanced, durable feel that works particularly well for most side sleepers.

The comfort system is made up of two foam layers designed to provide contouring and support while also helping you sleep cool. The top AirScape polyfoam layer, which includes thousands of small perforations, promotes airflow and draws warm air away from your body. Underneath, a layer of zoned memory foam allows your shoulders to sink into the mattress while also stabilizing your hips and midsection at the same time. 

Meanwhile, the polyfoam support core keeps the bed stable and supportive, allowing for easy movement across the surface.

Casper Mattress Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Zoned memory foam comfort layer relieves pressure points
  • AirScape polyfoam layer increases airflow for a cooler sleep
  • Polyfoam core offers stability and makes it easy to move on the mattress

Cons

  • Lacks the bouncier feel of Casper’s hybrid models
  • Stomach and back sleepers over 230 pounds may sink too deeply, causing spinal misalignment
  • Weaker edge support may lead to sagging over time

Sleeping Positions, Body Weight, and Firmness

Our testing team rated the Casper Original a 5 on our 10-point firmness scale. This represents a medium firmness level. 

Your comfort on a mattress is determined by a variety of factors, such as sleep position and body weight. The Casper Original performed best for side sleepers during our sleep lab tests, specifically those between 130 and 230 pounds. Our tests indicated that back and stomach sleepers over 230 pounds may want to consider a firmer mattress with more midsection support. 

Casper Original Mattress

Under 130 lbs.
130-230 lbs.
Over 230 lbs.

Side Sleepers

4/5

5/5

3/5

Back Sleepers

4/5

4/5

2/5

Stomach Sleepers

4/5

3/5

2/5

Side Sleepers

Side sleepers need support near their hips and shoulders for proper spinal alignment, and the Casper Original’s zoned memory foam comfort layer does a good job of providing this. The Casper will likely work best for side sleepers under 230 pounds, while those over 230 pounds may need a firmer model like the Casper Element Pro.

Back Sleepers

Back sleepers need a mattress that provides good pressure relief without skimping on support. While back sleepers under 230 pounds will likely get the right amount of support and stability in the lumbar region with the Casper Original, those over 230 pounds may need a firmer mattress. 

Stomach Sleepers

It’s important for stomach sleepers to find a mattress that helps them avoid putting too much stress on the neck and spine. The Casper Original provides good support for stomach sleepers under 130 pounds. However, those who weigh more may sink into the mattress too much, which can cause spinal misalignment and back pain.

Our Performance Ratings

Our testers ran the Casper Original Mattress through a battery of tests and rated it in several categories. On our five-point scale, a rating of 1 is poor, while 5 is excellent.

Pressure Relief

Rating: 4/5

The Casper Original’s foam comfort system is designed to provide targeted pressure relief. The bed’s middle memory foam layer contains three strategically placed zones. The softer foam near your upper body is designed to help your shoulders feel supported, while firmer foams provide additional support to your lower body and help keep your spine properly aligned.

Temperature Neutrality

Rating: 3/5

The Casper’s top comfort layer is designed to help with temperature regulation by using the company’s proprietary AirScape polyfoam. Made with thousands of perforations, this foam helps air flow freely throughout the mattress, leading to a cooler sleep. Memory foam mattresses often retain heat, but designs like the Casper’s can help hot sleepers stay comfortable throughout the night.

Motion Isolation

Rating: 4/5

Because of the foam in its support core and comfort layers, the Casper Original Mattress does a great job of keeping motion from transferring across the mattress. This is one of the strengths of foam mattresses, which are generally good at absorbing movement. A mattress with solid motion isolation can be a good fit for couples or those who share a bed.

Edge Support

Rating: 3/5

Good edge support can allow you to use more of a mattress’ surface, as well as making it easier to get into and out of bed. Some foam mattresses struggle when it comes to edge support, but the Casper’s polyfoam core helps it retain its shape even at the edges. You may feel some sinkage, but not as much as you might experience with softer foam beds. 

Durability

Rating: 3/5

On average, a foam mattress will last about five to eight years. However, longevity depends on factors like mattress use, body weight, and construction materials. With its medium (5) firmness and durable polyfoam layers, the Casper Original is likely to last for about as long as a typical all-foam mattress. Firmer foam or latex mattresses will likely last longer.

Ease of Movement

Rating: 3/5

Because they contour so closely to the body, foam mattresses can create a feeling of sleeping “in” the mattress, which may not appeal to more active sleepers who like to move around. However, even though the Casper Original is a foam mattress, it still provides a good range of movement thanks to its zoned layers and polyfoam core.

Sex

Rating: 3/5

Foam mattresses are usually not known for their responsiveness, but the Casper Original provides a good balance of contouring and bounce, particularly when compared to other foam mattresses. This makes it a decent option for sex, especially since it also has good edge support, which allows more room for movement.

Off-Gassing

Rating: 3/5

Most foam mattresses release volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, when unboxed. This process can produce a chemical-like smell that some people find unpleasant. The Casper Original Mattress uses CertiPUR-US-certified foams with low VOC counts, which means you may notice a mild off-gassing smell, but it shouldn’t last long. Leaving the mattress in a well-ventilated area can help the smell dissipate more quickly.

What Is the Casper Mattress Made Of?

The Casper Original Mattress has three foam layers. The first comfort layer is made with AirScape polyfoam. This material is perforated to assist with airflow, directing warm air away from the body while you sleep. The second zoned memory foam layer contains a mixture of softer and firmer foams. This design provides structured support around the midsection and hips while allowing for more contouring near the shoulders and feet. 

The polyfoam support core gives the bed a stable and durable base. All of Casper’s foams are CertiPUR-US certified, indicating they have low VOC emissions.

Casper Mattress Construction Layers

Mattress Construction Layers
Details

Cover Material

Polyester, Cotton, Rayon, and Lycra Blend

Comfort Layers

Polyfoam (AirScape)
Zoned Memory Foam

Support Core

Polyfoam

How Much Does the Casper Mattress Cost?

The Casper Original has a mid-range price-point compared to similar foam beds. While there are less expensive foam mattresses on the market, they generally don’t include a zoned comfort layer or cooling system like the Casper Original. This construction helps the Casper rate well in just about every performance category, which may make it worth the cost for some shoppers.

Size
Price
Dimensions
Height
Weight

Twin

$895

38” x 75”

11”

46 lbs.

Twin XL

$995

38” x 80”

11”

50 lbs.

Full

$1,195

54” x 75″

11”

67 lbs.

Queen

$1,295

60” x 80”

11”

79 lbs.

King

$1,695

76” x 80”

11”

101 lbs.

California King

$1,695

72” x 84”

11”

100 lbs.

Which Casper Mattress Is Right for You?

In addition to the Original, Casper offers five other models that encompass two mattress types.

The Casper Original Hybrid is identical to the Original, except that it includes pocketed coils in the support core. This makes the hybrid version a more responsive mattress with better edge support. The Casper Nova Hybrid contains two layers of AirScape foam, leading to an even cooler sleep.

The Casper Wave Hybrid uses three layers of AirScape foam and a cooling gel coating for enhanced temperature control. The Wave Hybrid Snow is an upgraded model with additional cooling features.

The Element Pro is Casper’s budget option. It contains the same cooling comfort layer and support core as the Original without the zoned foam.

Casper Mattresses at a Glance

Model
Firmness
Mattress Type
Height
Base Price (Queen)

Casper Element Pro

Firm (7)

Foam

10”

$995

Casper Original

Medium (5)

Foam

11”

$1,299

Casper Original Hybrid

Medium (5)

Hybrid

11”

$1,695

Casper Nova Hybrid

Medium (5)

Hybrid

12”

$2,295

Casper Wave Hybrid

Medium (5)

Hybrid

13”

$2,895

Casper Wave Hybrid Snow

Medium (5)

Hybrid

13”

$3,395

Discounts and Coupons

Casper offers product discounts throughout the year, but the biggest savings become available during holiday events like Black Friday. Casper also offers year-round product bundles to help cut costs. 

Many of the company’s bundles include a mattress protector and bed frame in addition to other sleep products. Casper provides a year-round 20% discount for teachers, students, health care workers, and military members.

Where Can You Buy the Casper Mattress?

You can purchase a Casper mattress on the company’s website. They are also sold at brick-and-mortar Casper stores across the U.S. and are available from popular retailers like Amazon, Target, and Macy’s. Depending on where you make your purchase, availability, pricing, discounts, and warranties may vary.

Buying Information and Customer Policies

Availability

You can purchase the Casper Original Mattress on the Casper website, at a brick-and-mortar Casper store, or from other retailers like Amazon, Nordstrom, or Target. 

Shipping

Casper ships mattresses for free to both the contiguous U.S. and most of Canada. Customers in Hawaii, Alaska, and Canadian territories incur shipping fees.

The Casper Original ships via UPS. It comes compressed in plastic inside of a box, which includes setup instructions.

Additional Services

In-home setup is available for an extra $199 in the contiguous U.S. An agent will schedule a time for mattress delivery and setup. Removal of your previous mattress is included in the cost.

Sleep Trial

Casper offers a 100-night sleep trial that requires you to try the mattress for at least 30 nights. If you decide to return it, the company provides a full refund and removal service.

Warranty

The Casper Original comes with a 10-year limited warranty. The company may either repair or replace the mattress in the event of manufacturer defects not resulting from normal wear and tear.

Casper Mattress FAQ

Can you sleep on a Casper mattress right away?

You can sleep on your Casper mattress as soon as it’s set up. You only have to wait a few minutes for it to take its full shape.

Is Casper good for side sleepers?

The Casper Original is a good mattress for side sleepers. It’s best suited for side sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds. However, even if your weight falls below or above this range, you’re still likely to find the Original supportive and comfortable.

How do you clean a Casper mattress?

You can spot-clean stains by blotting them with a small amount of detergent and then allowing the mattress to air dry. Casper does not recommend removing the mattress cover.

Where can you try a Casper mattress?

You can try Casper mattresses in a Casper store or at select locations of certain authorized retailers. Use the store lookup feature on the Casper website to find locations that offer in-store mattress trials.

About The Author

Garen Glazier

Staff Writer, Product Testing Team


Garen is a health and lifestyle content creator. She realized the importance of sleep when her children made getting a good night’s rest more challenging. Garen is always learning something new about the wide world of sleep and sleep products. Married with two girls, ages 7 and 11, she is a book nerd and a lover of pop music, travel, and the Pacific Northwest.

  • POSITION: Side Sleeper
  • TEMPERATURE: Neutral Sleeper
  • CHRONOTYPE: Wolf

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