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Does the most popular Bed-in-a-box brand live up to its hype?
When you think of a Bed-in-a-box brand, the first company that might come to mind is Casper. Their website states that the original Casper mattress is loved by over one million people and has an award winning design. They recently updated their mattress to include zoned support, which we will explain below. Let’s see if this mattress lives up to the hype everyone is talking about in our Casper Mattress Review.
Casper Sleep: a company that grew fast into a multimillion dollar industry
If you’re in the market for a mattress you have likely come across an ad for Casper. This Bed-in-a-box giant has made their mark on this industry and has proved to be one of the leading companies by selling over $1 million in their first 28 days of business. Their headquarters are in NYC along with their Dreamery. Yes, I said Dreamery, not creamery. At the Dreamery, you can book a 45 minute nap session in one of their cozy nooks. Along with your own futuristic sleep pod, you are also provided comfy pajamas to change into, beverages and access to Headspace, a sleepcast to help you get into your Zen mode.
Casper mattresses are made in the U.S.A. in their Georgia and Pennsylvania factories. Not only are their products made in the U.S.A., but they also use foam that is certified safe by CertiPUR-US. With the very low V.O.C. rating, you can rest assured that when this mattress comes into your home, there will be no dangerous toxins spilling into the air that could cause cancer.
Zoned Support Mattress Construction
The Original Casper mattress is a foam mattress with added support in the lumbar region. It also features cooling properties with their open-cell foam.
- Stretchy soft cover: The cover is a polyester blend that has a soft to the touch feel and is stretchy to allow your body to move around the mattress without it bunching underneath you. It can also be unzipped and removed easily for spot cleaning.
- Open-cell foam: This layer has a latex foam feel and is breathable with the open-cell foam. This will assist in keeping the sleeper cool throughout the night and has enough buoyancy to easily move around the mattress.
- Memory foam: When your body sinks into this layer it will move into it slowly and relieve pressure where you need it.
- Zoned Support foam: This poly foam has three different sections to specifically target your core, where you are likely to need extra support. The foam in the middle of the bed is firmer to help support your hips and provide proper spine alignment.
- Base foam: The High Density foam provides a solid sleep surface.
Supportive Memory Foam Feel
The Casper mattress was designed with your curves in mind. When you first lay on the mattress you will feel immediate pressure relief and at the same time support in the lumbar region. They achieve this by having the zoned support in their 3rd layer. We were truly impressed with this added benefit. Often times when Jason lays on his side on a mattress he will feel pressure in his shoulders. With the softer zone, you are able to sink in a little more in your shoulders and still have support in your hips where you tend to need more support. The top layer has a quick responsive feel and the layer underneath is slower to allow you to sink into the mattress even more. This will provide great pressure relief, without making you feel stuck in the mattress.
Side sleepers – When laying on your side you will feel a lot of support in your hips and pressure relief in your shoulders. Casper is great for side sleepers.
Back sleepers – Casper also performed well for sleeping on your back. Going back to that zoned support it really makes a difference. That being said, some heavy sleepers who prefer a firm mattress might need something different.
Stomach sleepers – Casper did well for all sleepers, even stomach, who typically need a much firmer surface to sleep on. The extra support in the middle really helped for giving you the support you need to sleep on your stomach.
Overall, this was one of the most comfortable and versatile mattresses we have tried so far.
The Casper mattress is not too hard and not too soft. We rated it a 6 on the firmness scale with a nice medium feel. That being said, it might be too soft for some back and stomach sleepers who prefer a firmer feel.
We felt that the Casper mattress performed very well in the motion transfer category. There are multiple layers of foam in the bed that help dampen any movement from your partner. One of those layers is memory foam which typically does really well to isolate motion. Not being able to feel your partner move around at night is a great benefit for couples.
When you sit on the edge of the bed, you do feel it compress a bit. That being said, we felt that the edge support was just ok on the Casper mattress. Most all mattresses with memory foam perform below average in this category.
Casper is well priced with a Queen starting at $995. They also offer free shipping and returns which makes this mattress an easy way to purchase a mattress without feeling like you might lose money if you end up not liking it.
Casper offers a 10 year limited warranty. This is a pretty standard time frame for a warranty.
Casper offers a 100 night sleep trial. If for any reason you don’t like the mattress they will remove it and give you a full refund. Having a good sleep trial, as well as free shipping and returns is important because often times it’s very difficult to know how exactly the mattress will feel. Even if you had the chance to try it out in a Casper store, you still need a few nights of sleeping on it to really know if it’s the right fit for you. It can also be a pain to return a mattress, but Casper makes it easy by offering hassle free shipping and returns.
Casper has sold millions of mattresses and their customer service rating is still very good. Everyone will have different opinions of mattress because our body types and shapes are all so different. That being said, not everyone will like the Casper mattress, however, they should be satisfied with their customer service. I read many reviews on Casper and most were raving about how comfortable the mattress is. There were some individuals that did not like the mattress, and even though they were unhappy with the product, they said the customer service was great.
- Great price point
- Great for all types of sleepers
- CertiPUR-US certified foam
- Breathable cooling benefits
- Little to no motion transfer
- Pressure relieving without loosing support
- Made in the U.S.A.
- If you prefer a coil or hybrid mattress this might not be for you
- Heavier individuals and stomach sleepers that prefer a firm mattress may need a firmer mattress