Best Mattresses of 2021
We've personally tested, rated, and reviewed over 150 mattresses. See our top picks for 2021!
Casper is one of the most popular online mattress brands. With 5 foam and hybrid mattresses, there’s a Casper mattress for nearly every sleeper. However, some people may find that another mattress brand better fits their needs.
In this review, we’ll compare each of the 5 Casper mattresses with a similar bed manufactured by another top online mattress company. We’ll compare feel, cost, and more so you can find the best mattress for you.
|Casper Mattress||Best Alternative Option|
|Original Casper Mattress||Original Leesa Mattress|
|Casper Hybrid Mattress||Helix Midnight Mattress|
|Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress||Saatva Classic Mattress|
|Casper Nova Hybrid Mattress||Brooklyn Bedding Aurora|
|Casper Element Mattress||Tuft & Needle|
The flagship Casper and Leesa mattresses are 2 of our highest scoring memory foam mattresses, with neither scoring poorly in any category. They’re both medium firm mattresses that rate a 6 on the 1-10 firmness scale, which can make it hard to figure out which one is better for your needs.
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Even though they have similar firmness levels, the Leesa is more plush and delivers a deeper contouring. This is thanks to a thick top layer of plush polyurethane foam followed by cushy memory foam. The Casper has a somewhat firm feel, with the softness targeted at the shoulders and lower third of the mattress.
The Casper Original mattress excels at spine alignment, earning an almost perfect score at our testing facility. Its Zoned SupportTM foam delivers give and support at all of the right places, making it beat the Leesa when it comes to optimal body alignment. Its edges are also a bit sturdier, so you and your partner (or furry family member) can comfortably spread out.
The Leesa stands out when it comes to limiting motion transfer. If you find yourself waking up when your partner moves around, the Leesa’s all-foam construction may help you sleep better.
Both the Casper and Leesa beds are cool for all-foam mattresses, but the Leesa stands out when it comes to its cooling properties. If you’re someone who sleeps hot, the Leesa is a better choice, scoring an 8.5/10 in our cooling evaluation. With breathable foam and a cool-to-the-touch mattress cover, the Leesa keeps most sleepers comfortable.
The Leesa and Casper beds have a very similar price point, with smaller sizes costing the same and larger sizes costing more for the Casper.
The Casper Hybrid and Helix Midnight are both memory foam hybrid mattresses. They each offer a firmness level that borders medium and medium-firm, with zoned support that delivers pressure relief and support to all of the right areas.
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Both of these mattresses offer the contouring cushion of memory foam with the responsive feel of innerspring coils. The Helix is very slightly firmer, and Casper’s zoned support have earned it higher scores in our pressure relief test. Thanks to extra cushion at the pressure points, the Casper is slightly better for side sleepers, especially those with pain at their hips or shoulders.
The Casper Hybrid and Midnight mattresses are both great for couples, earning high scores in our motion isolation and edge support tests. This means it’s better for adult activities, spreading out, and moving without disturbing your partner.
Finally, the Helix Midnight is superior for plus-size sleepers. Both the layers of foam and the innerspring support system are thicker, so heavy weight people—no matter the sleeping position—will find themselves better supported on the Helix. Both the Helix and Casper work well for light and average body types.
What sets the Midnight apart is its top-of-the-line cooling technology. A cooling top layer, cooling gel memory foam, and pocketed coil system come together to create one of the coolest mattresses we’ve ever tested. Hot sleepers will find a better fit with the Helix Midnight.
The Casper Hybrid is more expensive than the Helix Midnight, costing between $100-$200 more depending on mattress size.
The Casper Wave Hybrid mattress and Saatva Classic mattress are hybrid beds designed to accommodate every sleeping position. The Wave Hybrid has a medium feel (5/10) while the Saatva Classic comes in plush (3/10), luxury firm (6/10), or firm (8/10).
Both of these mattresses boast thick comfort layers made up of a variety of foams for the ultimate in comfort. The Casper Wave Hybrid is cooler and more responsive (think easier to move around on) than the Saatva thanks to responsive polyfoam and latex foam comfort layers.
When it comes to pressure relief, the Casper Wave Hybrid does a great job thanks to zoned support foam. The Saatva Classic also has zoned support, although only the plush model rivals the pressure relief of the Wave hybrid. However, the Saatva Classic narrowly beats out the Casper when it comes to keeping the spine straight, making it better for sleepers with back pain.
The Casper Wave Hybrid has a balanced foam feel, where you’ll sink in slightly, but you won’t feel like you’re sleeping “in” the mattress. Saatva’s luxury firm feels similar, while the plush cradles the body more and the firm keeps the body from sinking.
Both of these mattresses work for every body type, but the Saatva is better for sleepers who prefer the extremes. If you like soft or firm beds, the Saatva is a good mattress. Saatva does an excellent job pairing comfort layers and innerspring coils to craft firmness levels great for every sleeper.
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Both of these hybrid mattresses sleep cooler than the average bed, especially when compared to other mattresses that contain a memory foam layer. The innerspring coils found in each promote breathability, although the Casper Hybrid does sleep slightly cooler. The Casper’s latex foam is naturally cool, and its perforated memory foam helps to keep the mattress cool from top to bottom.
The Casper Wave Hybrid is the more expensive mattress, costing nearly double that of the Saatva Classic mattress.
The Casper Nova Hybrid is Casper’s softest mattress, rating a 4 on the 1-10 firmness scale. The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora is a hybrid mattress that comes in 3 firmness levels: plush (3), medium (5), and firm (7).
Both of these mattresses have plush comfort layers that make you feel like you’re sleeping “in” rather than “on” the mattress surface. The result of this is a close contour and excellent pressure relief. Another benefit of these cushy foam layers is impressive motion isolation properties.
What sets the Casper Nova apart is an ability to keep the spine properly aligned. Thanks to zoned memory foam with 7 variable firmness areas, lighter parts of the body are cushioned and heavier parts supported.
The Brooklyn Bedding Aurora has exceptional edge support and an ultra-responsive feel that make it a better choice for couples. Many combination sleepers who toss and turn will also enjoy the ease-of-movement that the Brooklyn Aurora offers. And thanks to more firmness options, the Aurora is better for stomach sleepers and most back sleepers.
The Nova Hybrid and Brooklyn Aurora are two of the coolest memory foam hybrid mattresses available. Hot sleepers can find relief thanks to each having an airy innerspring support layer and cooling technology in the comfort layers. However, of the 2, the Brooklyn Aurora is the coolest. Its gel foam, copper infusion, and phase change material ensure that even the hottest sleepers find relief.
These luxury hybrid mattresses have similar price points. Most sizes of the Casper Nova do cost slightly more.
Brooklyn Bedding Aurora:
The Casper Element and Tuft & Needle mattresses are both budget-friendly all-foam mattresses with a similar feel and construction. Both beds have 3” of cooling polyfoam atop a layer of high-density support foam for a total height of 10”.
Each is medium-firm and balances contouring with support, with a sleeping surface that feels like you’re sleeping neither “on” nor “in” the mattress.
Where the Casper Element trumps the T&N is with its sturdier edges and superior motion isolation. These 2 factors make the Element a better choice for couples as it allows them to move without disturbing the other, while also letting sleepers spread out and sleep along the edges.
For most solo sleepers, Tuft & Needle is going to be the better choice. When we tested these 2 beds, we found the flagship T&N to deliver superior pressure relief and spine alignment. It’s these 2 factors that are primarily to thank for how your body feels when you wake up. On the Tuft & Needle, you’re less likely to wake up with aches and pains.
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Both mattresses are cool for all-foam beds thanks to cooling technology found in the comfort layers and mattress covers. However, neither one is the best option for hot sleepers.
The Casper Element and original Tuft & Needle are budget-friendly mattresses with similar price points. The T&N is slightly cheaper than the Element.
Tuft & Needle:
Many of the leading mattress companies these days are bed-in-a-box brands that sell their mattresses directly to you, the consumer. There are many reasons why people are turning to the online mattress industry for their next bed.
Casper is one of the mattress companies that receives mostly glowing reviews. Why then, would someone choose another mattress? While it might shock most Casper owners, there are a few reasons why another brand could be better for someone else.
Casper’s line of all-foam and memory foam hybrid beds have earned them a spot amongst the top bed-in-a-box mattress brands. While most sleepers can find a Casper mattress to fit their needs, there are others for whom another mattress would be better.
Every one of the Casper mattress alternatives outlined above offers a sleep trial with free returns, allowing you to test out a new mattress risk-free in the comfort of your home.
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