Casper vs. Leesa vs. Nectar Mattress Review

Check out Mattress Advisor's side by side comparison of these three industry leading mattress models to determine which is best for you.

By Loren Bullock

Casper, Leesa, and Nectar are mattress brands with great customer reviews and reputations. In this review, we are going to detail the differences between each of their original mattresses and discuss what types of sleepers each model serves best.

At A Glance

Customer Rating
MA Score
Summary
Firmness
Type
Trial Period
Warranty

Casper

Customer Rating
MA Score
9.1 / 10
Summary

Universal firmness mattress for the average sleeper

Firmness

Medium firm: 6/10

Type

Memory foam

Trial Period

100 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Leesa Original

Customer Rating
MA Score
9.3 / 10
Summary

Foam blend mattress that's ideal for the average sleeper

Firmness

Medium firm: 6/10

Type

Foam combo

Trial Period

100 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Nectar

Customer Rating
MA Score
8.7 / 10
Summary

Affordable quality mattress with excellent trial period

Firmness

Medium firm: 5.5-6/10

Type

Gel memory foam

Trial Period

365 days

Warranty

Lifetime warranty as long as you own the mattress


The Casper Mattress

The flagship Casper mattress is an all-foam mattress comprised of four responsive foam layers. It was one of the first foam mattresses to be shipped in a box and remains an industry leader today. One of the most unique features of the Casper mattress is it’s Zoned Support system that cradles areas prone to high pressure, like the shoulders, while offering firmer support around the back and hips to keep your spine in alignment.

Best For:

✅ Back, stomach, and side sleepers

✅ Active sleepers – people who move around a lot

✅ People with low-back pain

✅ People looking for a quality mattress at a decent price point

Not Best For:

❌ Heavy sleepers

❌ People who prefer a traditional innerspring mattress

❌ People who sleep hot

Weight

82 lbs. for queen

Thickness

10''

Type

Memory Foam

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6 / 10


The Leesa Mattress

The Leesa is one of the highest rated mattresses on Mattress Advisor with a Mattress Advisor score of 9.3. The Leesa mattress was designed with all types of sleepers in mind but is a particularly good option for side sleepers. It has three different layers of memory foam that contour to your body and create air flow, so the pressure is relieved from your arms, shoulders, and hips.

Best For:

✅ Side sleepers

✅ Couples

✅ People looking for a quality mattress at a decent price point

Not Best For:

❌ People who like a definitively firm or definitively soft mattress

❌ People who prefer a traditional innerspring mattress

Weight

71 lbs. for queen

Thickness

10"

Type

Foam Combo

Firmness

Medium-firm: 6/10


The Nectar Mattress

Nectar is a budget-friendly mattress option crafted to serve all sleepers, and their customers would agree. Though Nectar offers a full year trial period and a lifetime warranty, less than 3 percent of customers return the mattress once purchased. Three layers of memory foam and a supportive base are wrapped in a cooling cover, making this foam mattress bouncy, unlike others of its kind where you just sink.

Best For:

✅ People who sleep hot

✅ All sleep positions

✅ People with back pain

Not Best For:

❌ People who like a definitively firm or definitively soft mattress

❌ People who want perfect posture as they sleep

Weight

74 lbs. for queen

Thickness

11"

Type

Gel Memory Foam

Firmness

Medium-firm: 5.5-6/10

Compare Mattress Advisor Scores

Take a closer look at how the Casper, Leesa, and Nectar measured up in the mattress lab.

Casper Leesa
Nectar
Shipping 10 10 9
Trial Period 9 9 10
Return Policy 10 10 10
Warranty 9 9 10
Ease of Set Up 8 8.5 8
Motion Transfer 8 9 8.5
Edge Support 9.5 8.5 9
Pressure Relief 8.5 8.5 8
Spine Alignment 9.5 9 7.5
Responsiveness 10 9.5 8.5
Cooling 7 8.5 8.5
Durability 8 8 8.5
Customer Service 9 9 8.5
Social Responsibility 9 10 5
Total MA Score: 9.1 9.3 8.7
OUR REVIEW PROCESS

We personally test every mattress we review in our Mattress Lab. Our team has conducted over 1,000 hours of product testing to select the best brands for our readers. We use the same 6-point testing procedure and 8-point evaluation in our Mattress Lab for every single mattress, making our review process the most comprehensive in the industry. You can take a look at all the factors that go into our testing and help us generate our Mattress Advisor Score here:

Test/Evaluation What it measures Why it matters
Pressure relief How well the mattress relieves on the hips, shoulders and thighs You want a bed that provides even body weight distribution and supports high-pressure areas that are prone to aches and pains
Spinal alignment How well the mattress keeps your spine in its natural alignment You want to avoid unnatural or dramatic spine positions that cause back pain
Edge support How much support the mattress provides, on the end of the mattress and the sides You want a sturdy edge if you sleep on the side of the bed or use the end of the bed to put your shoes on
Responsiveness How well the mattress responds to your movement and adjusts to your body position When you move around or change positions, you want your mattress shape to recover and support your new position
Motion transfer How well the mattress performs in isolating the feeling of movement and absorbing motion If your sleeping partner gets up or moves around, you don’t want your sleep to be disturbed
Durability/lifespan Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress You want to get your money’s worth and buy a mattress that will last you many years
Cooling properties How well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, factoring in heat retention and cooling features You want your body temperature to be optimal for quality sleep
Ease of set-up How easy the mattress set-up process is, including factors like weight, mobility, the time it takes to unbox, and how many people are needed You want to know if you need help to set up your bed when it arrives
Trial period Length of time offered to decide if you like the mattress You may want to try different mattresses to find the right one
Refund policy Ease of return process including refund policy and how the mattress is removed from your home You want to get a full and hassle-free refund if you’re disappointed with your mattress
Warranty Length of warranty and what is covered You’re investing in bed you’ll have for a while, and it should last
Shipping Time and cost (if any) for shipping the mattress to your home Each bed ships differently, and it’s a big package that you’ll have to move
Customer service Response time, level of detail provided to answer questions, how helpful the support team is You want someone available to answer your questions
Social impact Social missions, charitable causes, and sustainability efforts that the mattress company engages with You know you’re buying from credible brands that abide by high environmental and sustainability standards

Each of these factors is rated on a scale from 1-10 and then weighted based on importance to generate the Mattress Advisor Score. The score is a quick and easy way for you to compare different mattresses that have been through our rigorous testing, and take a closer look at how it performs on the factors that are most important to you.


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