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Casper Dream Hybrid Mattress Review:
Top Foam-and-Coil Bed


Written by Garen Glazier

Reviewed by Dr. Michael Breus

Expert Tested

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Mattress Review

Casper Dream Hybrid


  • Type: Hybrid

  • Firmness: Medium (5)

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

  • Price Range: $1,195 – $2,390

  • Warranty: 10 Year, Limited


  • Excellent blend of comfort and support for side and back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds
  • Very good temperature regulation for those who sleep hot
  • Combination of responsiveness and motion isolation is great for couples


  • Lacks the firmness needed by most stomach sleepers
  • May feel too soft for people who don’t enjoy the hug of memory foam
  • Average edge support is not ideal for sitting or lying on the edge of the bed

Sleep Doctor’s Take: Casper Dream Hybrid Mattress

The Casper Dream Hybrid Mattress combines the company’s signature plush foam with a support core of springy pocketed coils. Offering a strong mix of responsiveness, motion isolation, and pressure relief, we found that its medium (5) firmness level excels for back and side sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds. For a fee, you can upgrade to the Dream Max with an additional foam layer and deeper cushioning.

Casper Dream Hybrid Mattress: An Introduction

Established in 2014, Casper is a well-known sleep brand that carries several collections of all-foam and hybrid mattresses. The Casper Dream Hybrid is part of the brand’s most recent mattress lineup. This model places layers of adaptive polyfoam and multi-zone memory foam atop a support core of individually pocketed coils wrapped with a sturdy foam encasement.

We found the Casper Dream Hybrid to be a good all-around mattress, performing well across many of the categories that we assess as part of our testing methodology. Our team noted that the features and benefits of the Dream Hybrid really shine for side and back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds. You can upgrade to the Dream Max, which builds on the Dream design with a third foam layer.

We’ll dive deeper into the Casper Dream Hybrid and Dream Max, covering each model’s design and features, and how they compares to each other and other Casper models. We’ll also touch on where to buy the mattresses and how to take advantage of the brand’s 100-night sleep trial.

How We Review

When choosing a mattress, it is important to know how it performs for sleepers with your body type and preferred sleeping position. We evaluate every mattress with our team of diverse testers, who have a range of body types and sleeping positions. They each score mattresses on traits like firmness, temperature regulation, and motion isolation to help you make an informed choice.

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What’s It Like to Sleep on the Casper Dream Hybrid?

The Casper Dream Hybrid Mattress has a soft and contouring comfort system that incorporates multiple layers of foam. The added responsiveness of a coil support core keeps the body from sinking too deeply into its plush surface. Thanks to a third foam layer, the Dream Max offers even more cushioning.

Our testers noted that the Dream Hybrid sleeps relatively cool for a mattress that contains memory foam. We’re confident that active sleepers and couples will appreciate this mattress’ great motion isolation and low noise rating. The Dream Max sleeps even cooler thanks to a layer of channeled memory foam resting in the middle.


  • Excellent for side and back sleepers between 130 and 230 pounds
  • Quiet design and strong motion isolation is great for couples
  • Perforated polyfoam layer helps those who sleep hot


  • Stomach sleepers may prefer a more supportive mattress
  • Edges sink under weight
  • Average durability for a hybrid

Sleeping Positions, Body Weight, and Firmness

Your sleeping position and body type help to determine how soft or firm your ideal mattress should be. Stomach sleepers typically prefer a firmer mattress to support the midsection, side sleepers usually appreciate a softer mattress that their hips and shoulders can sink into, and back sleepers often fall somewhere in between.

To enable comparisons between different mattress brands and models, we rate them all on a 10-point scale from extra soft (1) to extra firm (10). The firmness of the Casper Dream Hybrid is medium (5), meaning it has an even balance of softness and support. The Dream Max has received the same medium (5) firmness rating, even though the cushioning is somewhat deeper.

Generally, there’s a correlation between firmness preferences and body weight, with lighter individuals typically preferring softer mattresses and heavier people finding greater comfort on firmer, more supportive beds.

Casper Dream Hybrid Sleeper Ratings

Under 130 lbs.130-230 lbs.Over 230 lbs.
Side Sleepers4/55/53/5
Back Sleepers4/55/53/5
Stomach Sleepers3/53/52/5

Casper Dream Max Sleeper Ratings

Under 130 lbs.130-230 lbs.Over 230 lbs.
Side Sleepers5/55/53/5
Back Sleepers4/55/53/5
Stomach Sleepers3/53/52/5

Side Sleepers

Our team found that the Dream Hybrid’s zoned memory foam delivers as advertised for this sleep position. Side sleepers generally prefer softer beds that align the spine by contouring to the shoulders and hips. While all our side sleepers liked this mattress, it got the highest marks from testers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds.

Side sleepers on our team weighing less than 130 pounds preferred the deeper contour of the Dream Max. This mattress is also medium (5), but the third foam layer delivers extra padding for the shoulders and hips — two common areas of pressure buildup for side sleepers.

Back Sleepers

As with side sleepers, our back sleepers had an all-around good experience with the Dream Hybrid, but it was ideal for those who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds. This group reported that the zoned memory foam provides extra support under their lower back, thus reducing strain on the lumbar region. Those under 130 pounds also awarded positive ratings to the mattress.

Feedback from our testers was mostly the same for the Dream Max. Those weighing up to 230 pounds felt comfortable on the mattress and enjoyed the deep cushioning, while back sleepers over 230 pounds sank a bit — but not excessively.

Stomach Sleepers

Although stomach sleepers on our team who weigh up to 230 pounds appreciated the responsiveness of the coil support core, the Casper Dream Hybrid’s mid-range firmness didn’t offer sufficient support for stomach sleepers over that weight level. These testers observed that they need a firmer mattress to prevent their midsection from sinking too deeply into the bed’s surface.

The Dream Max was popular among our back sleepers under 130 pounds, but most of those weighing more didn’t receive adequate support from the mattress despite the zoned foam layer and pocketed coils.

Our Performance Ratings

Our team of testers rigorously assessed this mattress, rating its performance in key categories on a five-point scale from poor to excellent.

Pressure Relief

Rating: 4/5 (Dream), 5/5 (Dream Max)

Pressure relief refers to a mattress’ ability to contour to the body and relieve pressure from muscles and joints. The Casper Dream Hybrid’s top layers of polyfoam and zoned memory foam helped to provide our testers with very good pressure relief. While they sank into the plush comfort system, they felt sufficiently supported by the pushback of the underlying coil core.

We found the Dream Max was even more effective at alleviating pressure buildup. This can be attributed to its second memory foam layer and deeper contour coupled with zoned support around the spine.

Temperature Neutrality

Rating: 4/5 (Dream Hybrid and Dream Max)

Sleepers who get hot during the night tend to prefer mattresses with good temperature regulation. While a mattress with memory foam can sometimes trap heat, the Casper Dream Hybrid uses memory foam in its second comfort layer. The top layer is a proprietary form of polyfoam called Breathe Flex with an open-cell composition to reduce heat retention. Combined with the breathable pocketed coils, we found that this design helps to dissipate body heat and maintain a cooler sleep environment.

The Dream Max ups the ante for cooling with airflow channels cut into its third foam layer. This helps ensure ample circulation throughout the interior, so the mattress shouldn’t feel too hot despite its foam comfort system.

Motion Isolation

Rating: 4/5 (Dream Hybrid and Dream Max)

Motion isolation is a mattress’ ability to keep the movements of one sleeper from disturbing other sleepers in the same bed. Many hybrid mattresses struggle with isolating motion due to the springy nature of coils, but our testers found that the Dream Hybrid isolates motion better than most hybrids on the market thanks to its soft feel and adaptive foam layers. The Dream Max provides even better motion isolation. That said, both mattresses produce a light bounce in response to movement — if motion isolation is a top priority for you, we recommend a foam mattress instead.

Edge Support

Rating: 3/5 (Dream Hybrid and Dream Max)

Edge support is an important consideration for people who like to sleep or sit along a mattress’ perimeter. While the Casper Dream Hybrid and Dream Max both exhibit decent edge support due to the foam-encased pocketed coils, our testers noted some compression when sitting or lying near the edges of these mattresses.


Rating: 3/5 (Dream Hybrid and Dream Max)

Most hybrid mattresses have a lifespan of anywhere from six to eight years, and we expect the Casper Dream Hybrid and Dream Max to each last around the same amount of time. The mattresses feature quality materials, though it’s important to remember that durability isn’t just a function of how a mattress is constructed. It also depends on the sleeper’s weight, their sleeping position, and how the mattress is cared for over time.

Ease of Movement

Rating: 3/5 (Dream Hybrid and Dream Max)

The Casper Dream Hybrid and Dream Max performed fairly well for our team in facilitating movement. Although memory foam can inhibit movement, the pushback of the coil support core helped most of our testers move and change positions comfortably without feeling stuck. This is an important quality for sleepers who have mobility issues that make it more difficult to get in and out of bed.


Rating: 3/5 (Dream Hybrid and Dream Max)

To rate a bed for sex, we consider factors like ease of movement, responsiveness, and temperature regulation. Taking those factors into consideration, we rated the Casper Dream Hybrid as average in this category. It should be acceptable for most couples, but some people may prefer a firmer model with more bounce. The Dream Max sleeps slightly cooler, so this may be a draw for couples who overheat during sex.


Rating: 3/5 (Dream Hybrid and Dream Max)

Mattresses that include layers of foam typically give off a new mattress smell, particularly in the first few days after unboxing. This is due to the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are a byproduct of foam manufacturing. The Dream Hybrid and Dream Max both scored about average in this category during our tests, releasing a normal amount of VOCs that dissipated quickly.

What Is the Casper Dream Hybrid Made Of?

The Casper Dream Hybrid has two layers of soft foam atop a support core of pocketed coils, all encased in a cover composed of a knit fabric blend with plenty of stretch.

The top comfort layer is Casper’s signature Breathe Flex open-cell foam designed to resist heat retention and sleep cool. Under that is a layer of Align zoned memory foam, with three sections engineered to support different areas of the body. The middle zone is firmer, providing more support for the torso and hips.

The Dream Max features the same first two layers as the Dream Hybrid. Its third layer, consisting of Align memory foam, is cut with channels for extra circulation throughout the interior.

Both models feature a support core of individually pocketed coils. Encasing the support core is a polyfoam border that helps increase the strength and supportiveness of the bed’s edges. These components give the mattresses a moderately springy feel and reinforce their perimeters.

All foams contained in the Dream Hybrid and Dream Max are certified by CertiPUR-US for low indoor emissions and the absence of certain hazardous chemicals.

Casper Dream Hybrid

Mattress Construction LayersDetails
Cover MaterialKnit Fabric Blend
Comfort LayersBreathe Flex Polyfoam
Align Zoned Memory Foam
Support CorePocketed Coils with Polyfoam Edge Encasement

Casper Dream Max

Mattress Construction LayersDetails
Cover MaterialKnit Fabric Blend
Comfort LayersBreathe Flex Polyfoam
Align Zoned Memory Foam
Align Ventilated Memory Foam
Support CorePocketed Coils with Polyfoam Edge Encasement

How Much Does the Casper Dream Hybrid Cost?

The average price of a hybrid mattress is around $2,000 in a queen size, so we classify the Casper Dream Hybrid as an affordable, mid-range mattress. We find it to be a good value pick overall, especially considering the high marks it received in several performance areas. The Dream Max is on the expensive side and costs more than the average hybrid model.

When purchasing from Casper, the price includes free delivery in the contiguous U.S., a 10-year limited warranty, and a 100-night sleep trial.

Casper Dream Hybrid

Twin$1,19538″ x 75″12”
Twin XL$1,19538″ x 80″12”
Full$1,39553″ x 75″12”
Queen$1,49560″ x 80″12”
King$1,89576″ x 80″12”
California King$1,89572″ x 84″12”
Split King$2,39076″ x 80″ (2pc)12”

Casper Dream Max

Twin XL$1,99538″ x 80″14”
Full$2,39553″ x 75″14”
Queen$2,49560″ x 80″14”
King$3,09576″ x 80″14”
California King$3,09572″ x 84″14”
Split King$3,99076″ x 80″ (2pc)14”

Which Casper Mattress Is Right for You?

Casper offers a range of all-foam and hybrid mattress. In 2024, the brand retired its previous models and introduced an entirely new mattress lineup consisting of five individual beds.

The Casper One is the brand’s only all-foam model. It’s rated highly by our side and back sleepers under 230 pounds.

Casper’s two remaining models, the Snow and Snow Max, are also hybrids. These models feature special cooling components in their comfort systems, allowing them to reduce more heat buildup than the Dream and Dream Max.

Casper Mattresses at a Glance

ModelFirmnessMattress TypeHeightBase Price (Queen)
Casper OneMedium (5)Foam11”$995
Casper DreamMedium (5)Hybrid12”$1,495
Casper Dream MaxMedium (5)Hybrid14”$2,495
Casper SnowMedium (5)Hybrid12″$1,995
Casper Snow MaxMedium (5)Hybrid14″$2,995

Where Can You Buy the Casper Dream Hybrid Mattress?

Casper sells its mattresses directly to consumers online and at its showrooms in select metropolitan markets across the U.S. Additional retailers that carry Casper products include Amazon, Target, Nordstrom, and various regional furniture stores.

Buying Information and Customer Policies
AvailabilityThe Casper Dream Hybrid and Dream Max are available online through Casper’s website. They can also be found in a variety of stores in both the U.S. and Canada.
ShippingShipping is free when purchased directly from Casper in both the contiguous U.S. and Canadian provinces. A fee is charged for shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and Canadian territories.
Additional ServicesCasper offers in-home delivery and mattress setup for an added fee. This service includes optional removal of your old mattress.
Sleep TrialCasper provides a 100-night sleep trial that allows you to try the mattress and return it for a full refund if you aren’t satisfied. A minimum of 30 nights is required to give you a chance to adjust to the new mattress. When possible, returned mattresses are donated to charities.
WarrantyThe Dream Hybrid and Dream Max each come with a 10-year limited warranty. The company will repair or replace a mattress if it is found to have a qualifying defect, including splits in the foam or indentations greater than 1 inch deep.

Casper Dream Hybrid Mattress FAQ

Why are Casper Mattresses popular?

Casper became popular as one of the first direct-to-consumer brands to compress and ship mattresses in a box. The company has since expanded to include a physical retail footprint while maintaining a strong online presence.

Why should you consider a hybrid mattress?

By layering conforming foam and bouncy coils, the best hybrid mattresses blend the pressure relief of all-foam beds with the support and responsiveness of innerspring mattresses. Compared with all-foam models, hybrids tend to offer enhanced temperature regulation, ease of movement, and edge support.

Does the Casper Dream Hybrid or Dream Max sleep hot?

The Casper Dream Hybrid and Dream Max both do a very good job of staying cool. These hybrid designs incorporate breathable foam layers and a coil support core that allows for ample airflow. We found that the mattresses are great at facilitating air circulation and preventing heat from becoming trapped near the body.

Will combination sleepers and couples like the Casper Dream Hybrid or Dream Max?

Combination sleepers who primarily sleep on their back and side should like that the mattresses distribute weight well, keeps the spine aligned, and facilitate easy changes in sleeping position. Couples will likely appreciate the ability to reduce motion transfer when one partner moves on their side of the bed.

Does the Casper Dream Hybrid and Dream Max arrive compressed in a box?

All Casper mattresses arrive compressed and packaged in a box. After you remove the mattress from its box and take off the plastic cover, it will immediately begin to expand. It may take up to a day to reach its full size.

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

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