Casper Mattress Review: Pros and Cons


Your bed should be your most comfortable piece of furniture in your home where you can lay down and drift off into a long and peaceful slumber. Having the right mattress on your bed is essential to getting a good night’s sleep, but it can at times be quite the struggle to find the right one.

Casper mattress pros are super comfort, support, ultra breathability, up to 13” thick, cooling, hassle-free returns. Cons are edge support and motion isolation. To help with aches and pain the Wave Hybrid ($1495-$2995), for soft and plush the Nova Hybrid ($1095-$2295), and support and cooling the Original Foam ($595-$1295) and Hybrid ($695-$1495)

Continue reading to learn more about the Casper, including the different models, as well as the pros and cons.

What are the Benefits of a Casper Mattress?

A models offer an impressive range of benefits, from excellent breathability and cooling to a balanced, buoyant lift, ultra-comfort, and a variety of firmness from three zones of support. 

Each model offers different benefits for a variety of needs, whether it’s breathability and cooling you’re looking for, spinal support, or simply comfort. 

The Casper Models 

Casper has eight models in its range. These include the entry-level Element (formerly the Essential), original Casper, high-end Wave, newly added Nova and Snug, and hybrid (foam-on-coil) versions of the Casper, Nova, and Wave. 

What are They Made Of?

They feature a combination of high-quality materials to provide balance and medium support. 

The solid, durable bottom layer of the mattress is made with high-density polyfoam — or pocketed coils for the Hybrid version — on top of which is the middle section of zoned support and a top layer of breathable aerated foam.

Their covers are made from a knit polyester blend and are soft and stretchy. 

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What is the Difference between Standard and Hybrid? 

The main difference between regular and hybrids is that the regular is all foam, while the hybrid has individually-wrapped, pocket-coiled springs. 

The added technology of the coiled springs in the hybrid models makes them more expensive than the standard models, and you can expect to pay an extra $200 for a hybrid one (source). 

Other differences include added support with an added layer of resilient springs that provide extra support for backs, bellies, and side sleepers of all sizes. 

Hundreds of individual pocket-coiled springs give the hybrid models extra lift and more bounce, leaving your body feeling elevated and light, rather than sinking into the mattress. 

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Additional coils add extra airflow and let body heat circulate out to keep you cool through the night. The added layer of sturdy springs is more durable and extends the lifespan. 

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Casper Mattress Pros And Cons

The many models offer an option for most needs, ranging from the basic entry-level Snug to the state-of-the-art, high-end Nova and Wave. Here is a list of all the models and their pros and cons. 

Casper Snug

The Casper Snug is an entry-level foam model that is a good choice for a guest bedroom or child’s room.

Pros

It has a two-layer construction, with a top layer of poly foam wrapped in a recycled-polyester and upcycled-cotton cover. 

Cons

It is only 8½ inches thick, so it might be uncomfortably thin and only suitable for lightweight sleepers (source).

Casper Original 

The Casper Original is good for all kinds of sleepers looking for both cooling and support. It is 11 inches thick and features three foam layers. The top layer is made from perforated breathable foam for increased airflow. 

The second, or middle, layer features state-of-the-art zoned support to relieve pressure and help with spine alignment. Finally, the third layer is a firmer base.

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Pros 

The Casper Original/Original Hybrid has three zones of for all-night comfort.

A top layer of aerated foam has a slow response to pressure, allowing the sleeper to sink into the mattress very slightly, offering comfortable contouring and pressure relief at the shoulders and hips. 

The three-zone system also offers targeted support for proper spinal alignment. 

The AirScape™ system features perforated breathable foam with small aerations along the material’s surface that offers excellent cooling and breathability throughout the structure.

The system moves hot air and body heat away, keeping sleepers cool at night. 

As an added bonus, each mattress cover is made with up to 57 recycled bottles.

Cons

It was found that the edge support in this mattress is poor. 

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Casper Original Hybrid

The Casper Original Hybrid is also 11 inches thick and has the same construction as the Original but with innerspring added to the base to improve airflow, lift, and support. 

Pros 

The Casper Original/Original Hybrid has three zones for all-night comfort.

A top layer of aerated foam has a slow response to pressure, allowing the sleeper to sink into the mattress very slightly, offering comfortable contouring and pressure relief at the shoulders and hips. 

The three-zoned system also offers targeted support for proper spinal alignment.

The AirScape™ system features perforated breathable foam with small aerations along the material’s surface that offers excellent cooling and breathability throughout the structure.

The system moves hot air and body heat away, keeping sleepers cool at night. 

The Casper Original/Hybrid is a model of sustainability, with each mattress cover being made with up to 57 recycled bottles.

Cons

It was found that the edge support is poor. 

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Casper Element

The Casper Element Model is an ideal foam mattress for people who want comfort at an affordable price. This mattress is 10 inches thick and features two foam layers.

The top layer is made from perforated breathable foam, which is designed to increase airflow and help relieve pressure. The second layer is a durable, strong base.

Pros

The Casper Element has three zones for all-night comfort. A top layer of aerated foam has a slow response to pressure, allowing the sleeper to sink into the mattress very slightly, offering comfortable contouring and pressure relief at the shoulders and hips. 

The three-zone system also offers targeted support for proper spinal alignment.

The AirScape™ system in the mattress features perforated breathable foam with small aerations along the material’s surface that offers excellent cooling and breathability throughout the structure.

The system moves hot air and body heat away, keeping sleepers cool at night. 

Each mattress cover is made with nine recycled bottles, making the Element an eco-friendly choice.

Cons

The Casper Element is not recommended for heavier people who are strict back sleepers, as they may experience some sinking. Lightweight side sleepers might also find this model a bit firm, and it doesn’t provide the best motion isolation (source). 

Casper Wave Hybrid

The Casper Wave is good for people who suffer from aches and pains and want maximum support with good cooling features. This mattress is 13 inches thick and features five layers and individually-wrapped coils. 

The first three layers are made from breathable foam, including a top layer with a cooling gel coating for heat dissipation. 

The second perforated layer is designed for airflow, and the third layer has been built for support and also features a layer of cooling gel pods for maximum airflow and cooling. The fifth layer of the mattress is a solid base.

Pros

The Casper Wave features continuous ergonomic zones with gel pods that help to relieve aches and pains. There are three layers of perforated breathable foam with cooling gel to keep sleepers cool during the night. 

The AirScape™ system features perforated breathable foam with small aerations along the material’s surface that offers excellent cooling and breathability throughout the structure to move hot air and body heat away. 

The Casper Wave Hybrid design combines foam and springs for added lift and airflow. 

In terms of sustainability, you can’t beat the Casper Wave, as each cover is made with up to 121 recycled bottles.

Cons

Heavier individuals might find this mattress a bit soft and prefer a firmer feel for more support. It is also quite pricey, so budget shoppers might want to look for a more affordable option (source). 

Casper Nova

The Casper Nova is a good choice for people wanting a mattress with a plush top layer without sacrificing support and cooling. This is 12-inches thick and features four layers and individually-wrapped springs. 

The top two layers are made from breathable and perforated foam and feature zones for spine alignment and pressure relief in the second layer. 

The third layer of foam has additional zoned support to relieve pressure under the lower back, waist, and hips, and the fourth layer has firm edge support around the springs in the base. 

Pros

The Casper Nova features seven high-quality zones for proper spinal alignment and relief from various aches and pains. It also has two layers of perforated breathable foam for maximum breathability and cooling. 

This model also boasts the state-of-the-art AirScape™ system with perforated breathable foam that has small aerations along the material’s surface.

These small holes offer excellent cooling and breathability throughout the mattress to move hot air and body heat away, keeping sleepers cool at night. 

The Casper Nova hybrid design combines foam and springs for added lift and airflow, providing maximum comfort for a good night’s rest.

Another bonus of this model is that each cover is made with up to 70 recycled bottles, making it environmentally-friendly. 

Cons

One of the cons of the Casper Nova is that some sleepers found that the motion isolation was poor. Heavier individuals might find this one a bit soft and prefer a firmer feel for more support (source). 

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Final Thoughts

Casper offers an excellent range of options for most needs, from the basic Casper Snug to the high-end Wave with its ergonomic zones with gel pods and state-of-the-art AirScape™ cooling system. 

All the mattresses in the collection offer a wide range of benefits from balance and buoyancy to varying levels of firmness, comfort, and support. 

Scott Boyd

A semi-retired workaholic in Thailand is a challenge. It is too hot to keep building adobe and earthbag buildings so a new project was needed. I became interested in bed frames after purchasing a bamboo bed frame from a local supplier here and I learned there is little information about them on the Internet. So now I spend my days researching, testing, and reporting my findings to help others while having an occasional beer and istening to 60s and 70s B side rock, blues, and much more.

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