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Casper Mattress Review – Worth The Hype?

You probably found this site the same way everybody else has, by googling Casper Mattress Review. And if you’re on the lookout for the latest mattress on the block then you have to meet Casper.

Before you read more, I have to admit that I personally like these two bed-in-a-box style mattresses a lot more than Casper, and strongly believe you will, too: Helix, and GhostBed; read my full review of Helix Mattress and GhostBed Mattress.

The Casper mattress is composed of 3 unique foam layers. The first layer is made from hypoallergenic and supportive latex foam. Its middle layer is memory foam while the third base layer serves as the support layer for everything. Topping the memory foam with latex makes the mattress sleep cooler and works to combat the age-old problem of heat retention and quicksand feel, a common complaint when using memory foam.

The Casper is a medium-firm bed with a solid amount of spring, especially for a memory foam based bed. You won’t be able to jump around on it but it offers proper support and most importantly, a good night’s sleep.

Being an online company, ordering has been made hassle-free. The Casper mattress is compressed in a roll and shipped in a box. It comes with a mini pouch containing a thank you note, instructions and a cutting tool for opening the mattress. All you have to do is slide it in place and open the wrapping, you can then watch it unfurl.

Like competitors Leesa, Tuft & Needle and Helix you get 100-day trial period with your mattress. If you’re unhappy with it, Casper lets you return it. They’ll even help you arrange for a pick up so you won’t have to pay shipping.

Why You Will Love the Casper Mattress:

It is more than just memory foam – By layering the latex foam, memory foam and a support foam on top of each other, you get a mattress with a nice amount of sink and a good amount of bounce. Memory foams tend to get hot so sandwiching it between latex and support foam gives you the cool and comforting benefit of the latex foam with the proper comfort of the memory foam. Most American sleepers are not familiar with latex but it’s a popular choice for Europeans since it is breathable and reduces pressure points. Latex is a bit springy however so when Casper added the memory foam underneath, it created a very well balanced feel.

100% USA Made – Anybody who prefers things made in the country will adore this one. Careful attention to detail including using non-allergenic versions of latex and an excellent fire barrier instead of dousing the memory foam with toxic fire retardants is another huge plus.

Comfort – This is probably the biggest factor of them all. The Casper mattress has found a unique blend of materials to create a solid bed without that immediate ‘sinking’ feeling most memory foam only mattresses have. It’s comfortable but not too soft, neither is it too hard. It’s captured a unique feel and seems to be particularly well received by people who love a ‘soft hug’ feeling when they sleep.

Areas for Improvement and Complaints:

Unimpressive Edge Support – I found out that the Casper mattress is excellent when the weight is centered. However, if you move towards the edge, pronounced sinkage happens. If you’re an edge sleeper or like to use the bed for sitting down and dislike sinking into the mattress, you might want to do a bit more shopping.

No Foundation – This isn’t a problem for some but for others it’s a deal breaker. Since it’s only available online, there’s no foundation included. Depending on the look you want for your bedroom, you can place the mattress directly on the floor or use it with a platform base or bed. You just need to buy it separately.

Only Available Online – Personally, I love the idea that Casper is revolutionizing the mattress industry by eliminating extra expenses in shops and middlemen. Some people might think it’s too risky buying a mattress they haven’t seen themselves. However, Casper eliminates the risk by offering a 100-day free trial. Yes, you can sleep in the bed. Try it out. See if it works for you. If for some reason, within 100 nights, you’re not satisfied with it. You can request a refund and they’ll help arrange a pickup so the returned mattress is donated to charity. Now that’s dedication!

Final Verdict:

The Casper Mattress is a solid and stable bed worth trying out at very little risk. Armed with durable layers of latex, memory foam and support foam, you get a mattress with the perfect balance of firmness. Personally, I love how it gives a soft hug feel, ensuring all my pressure points are covered, without making me feel like I’m drowning. Side sleepers, front sleepers and back sleepers will find the Casper mattress equally comfortable as well. However, for edge sleepers or couples, the sinkage towards the edges is worth noting. You can still try the mattress though thanks to Casper’s 100-day risk free trial policy.

If you’re having any second thoughts about Casper, check out the better bed-in-a-box style mattresses that I personally like a lot more: Helix and Ghostbed.

If you know you want a mattress that ships in a small box, it is worth doing some research and checking out some of Casper’s competitors as I mentioned above. If you are looking for more of an upscale hotel style mattress, I would check out WinkBeds which has a hybrid spring/foam design.

In the end, the Casper is a mattress made for the the majority of sleepers. Created by a new company that provides a luxurious product for a very reasonable price.

What Others Say:

I’ll be honest, when I first tried the Casper, I wasn’t sure I was going to love it. I came from only using spring mattresses before, but when I was moving to my new apartment, I couldn’t pass up the convenience of Casper and decided to give it a shot. The first couple of nights, I woke up a little sore – I could definitely feel my body adjusting and wasn’t sure it was in a good way!

After chatting to the customer service team, I gave it some more time. At the end of the second week, something just clicked – now I can’t imagine sleeping on anything else! It’s so comfy, but I still feel really supported (which is important since I’ve got major back issues). I pass out the minute I crawl into bed and have even found myself dreaming more vividly than before, it’s really weird.

Zoe A.

Casper User

We bought our Casper mattress a few months ago. We had to put a memory foam pad on it, to make it a little softer. My husband and I love it. When one of us gets out of bed the other doesn’t even feel it. And it’s so much easier to change the sheets instead of that 15″ mattress we had before. It never had a smell to it. It took a few nights to get used to a new mattress, but even with the 100 night guarantee this mattress is a keeper!

Betty C.

Casper User

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Summary

Casper, Casper. Thanks to their high funding- and marketing, now everyone knows the new bed-in-box model mattresses. Although many don't like the company, their mattress is better and cheaper than in store models.

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