Casper vs. Casper Wave Mattress Comparison

Wondering the difference between Casper’s original model and the Wave? Check out our comparison review to help you determine which is best for you.

As one of the leading online mattress manufacturers, Casper has expanded its product offerings to five different mattress models: the Casper, the Casper Hybrid, the Casper Wave, the Casper Wave Hybrid, the Casper Element and the Nova Hybrid. Here we take a look at the similarities and differences between the Casper and Casper Wave. You can compare all the Casper mattresses on our brand overview page.

Take a look at our side-by-side comparison of the Casper vs Casper Wave below to see how these two mattresses differ on factors like price, pressure relief, edge support and motion transfer so you can decide which Casper mattress is best for you.

Note: The Casper Wave Mattress is no longer sold on Casper’s website. You can only find this bed in Casper’s brick and mortar stores across the US.

Casper vs. Casper Wave at a Glance

The Casper and the Casper Wave are both memory foam mattresses, but the Casper Wave has a firmer and more supportive feel than the original Casper mattress. The Wave mattress has a layer of advanced targeted gel pods to offer better support and alignment than the original Casper, though it also comes at a higher price for these added features.

Both the original Casper and the Casper Wave offer targeted support and contour to the body. The Wave is the more advanced model of the two that is thicker, more supportive, and provides added pressure relief. You can’t go wrong with either of these models!

Customer Rating
MA Score
Trial Period


Customer Rating
MA Score
9.1 / 10

Universal firmness mattress for the average sleeper


Medium firm: 6/10


Memory foam

Trial Period

100 days


10-year limited warranty

Casper Wave

Customer Rating
MA Score
8.7 / 10

Higher-end Casper model with advanced pressure relief


Medium-firm - firm: 7/10


Foam combo

Trial Period

100 days


10-year limited warranty

Casper mattress

Casper Mattress Highlights

  • Great for the average sleeper.
  • A foam mattress with great airflow so you won’t sink in and get stuck in a heat trap.
  • In our testing, the Casper received a perfect score for responsiveness – this makes it great for combination sleepers who move around a lot while sleeping.
  • Casper’s new Zoned Support, added after years of R&D, offers great contouring and pressure relief.

Read our full Casper mattress review.

Casper Wave mattress

Casper Wave Highlights

  • A premium offering from Casper for better pressure relief and spine alignment in any sleeping position.
  • A 5-layer support system mirrors the body’s natural shape at 33 points for targeted support.
  • Endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA).

Read our full Casper Wave mattress review.

Compare Mattress Sizes

Both the Casper and Casper wave come in sizes twin through California king. The Casper Wave mattress is 3″ thicker than the original Casper mattress, something to consider when evaluating how much support you need in a mattress. Heavier people (250+ lbs) tend to need thicker and firmer mattresses to support their larger body frame.

Casper Wave
Thickness 10″ 13″
Twin Size 39″ x 75″ 39″ x 75″
Twin XL 39″ x 80″ 39″ x 80″
Full Size 54″ x 75″ 54″ x 75″
Queen Size 60″ x 80″ 60″ x 80″
King Size 76″ x 80″ 76″ x 80″
Cal King Size 72″ x 84″ 72″ x 84″

Learn more about mattress sizes.

Compare Casper vs. Casper Wave Mattress Prices

The Casper Wave is more expensive than the original Casper mattress, but that’s because of its advanced design. The Casper Wave is enhanced to provide even more targeted support while you sleep.

Note that these are the brand’s standard prices without considering sales, promotions, or exclusive Mattress Advisor discounts.

Casper Wave
Twin $595 $1,345
Twin XL $645 $1,445
Full $895 $2,145
Queen $995 $2,295
King $1,195 $2,695
Cal King $1,195 $2,695
You’ll want to also take into account any special offers (like free pillows or sheets) that may make your deal more valuable.

Compare the Inside Layers

It’s what’s on the inside that counts. Let’s take a look an each of the layers of the Casper and Casper Wave to see what makes them unique.

Inside the Casper mattress

Inside the Casper

The four layers of the Casper make the Casper feel contouring, springy, pressure relieving, and breathable.

  • 1.5” Open-Cell Foam
  • 1.5” Responsive Memory Foam
  • 1.5” Zoned Support layer
  • 5” Durable Support Foam

Inside the Casper Wave

The 5 layers of the Casper Wave mattress include open-cell foam that are breathable to keep you cool and a newly designed top layer that feels soft to the touch. The Wave is built with targeted support to keep you comfortable while you sleep.

Compare Mattress Advisor Scores

Take a look at how both the Casper and Casper Wave mattresses performed in our testing and evaluations.

Casper Casper Wave
Shipping 10 9
Trial Period 9 9
Return Policy 10 10
Warranty 9 9
Set-Up Test 8 8
Motion Transfer Test 8 8
Edge Support Test 9.5 9
Pressure Relief Test 8.5 7.5
Spinal Alignment Test 9.5 8.5
Responsiveness Test 10 8
Cooling Evaluation 7 8
Durability Evaluation 8 8.5
Customer Service Score 9 9
Social Impact Score 9 9
TOTAL SCORE 9.1/10 8.7/10



So who is the winner between the Casper vs. Casper Wave mattress? In our testing, the Casper Original came out on top.

The Original Casper is the first and most popular mattress of all the Casper mattresses – although it’s still different today than it was when it first launched. Most notably, the Casper mattress now comes with a Zoned Support feature designed to provide the right amount of support where your body needs it most.

The Casper Wave is the higher-end (more expensive) model offered by Casper. It’s designed to provide added pressure relief and ergonomic benefits like spine alignment. The Wave is a great mattress for those looking for a more firm feel and advanced pressure relieving properties.

Both the Casper and Casper Wave are all-foam mattresses with zoned support and similar feels, though the Casper Wave is more expensive, thicker, and incorporates latex for a more firm, bouncy, supportive feel. The Casper Wave is great for heavier people or those who need more support due to pain points, although the original Casper model makes a great option for the average sleeper who may be on a more strict budget.

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