Casper vs. Nectar Mattress Comparison

Stuck between a Casper and Nectar mattress? Check out our comparison review to evaluate ratings, features, and more.

There are many factors to consider when comparing mattresses to buy, so here at Mattress Advisor we keep it simple. We explain every factor you should consider before purchasing a mattress so you can feel confident in your decision.

Here we break down how two very popular bed-in-a-box mattresses stack up against each other: Casper vs. Nectar. 

Casper vs. Nectar at a Glance

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


Customer Rating
MA Score
8.7 / 10

Affordable quality mattress with excellent trial period


Medium firm: 5.5-6/10


Gel memory foam

Trial Period

365 days


Lifetime warranty as long as you own the mattress

Casper mattress

The Casper Mattress Highlights

  • Casper is one of the early market leaders in the foam mattress space and offers a great universal mattress for the average sleeper.
  • This memory foam mattress promotes airflow, so you won’t get that hot, sinking feeling that you would with traditional memory foams.
  • Casper received a perfect score on responsiveness – meaning it does a great job of adjusting to your body positions as you move throughout the night. This is a great quality for combination sleepers!
  • The Casper team is continually refining its design based on customer feedback and sleep tests; so buying a Casper today doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the same one from a couple years ago. Casper’s latest innovation – Zoned Support – is a new foam system that contours high-pressure areas like your hips, shoulders, and core to provide relief and support where it’s needed most.

Nectar Mattress Highlights

  • The Nectar mattress has a pretty happy (and well-rested) fan base – they have overwhelmingly positive reviews and fewer than 3% of customers end up returning their Nectar mattress.
  • Its proprietary cover is specifically designed to keep out dust mites – which is good because this mattress should last you a while.
  • Nectar is so confident that they make the best mattress for the price that they offer a lifetime warranty and trial period that lasts an entire year.

Compare Mattress Specs/Sizes

The Casper and Nectar mattresses measure up to have the exact same dimensions for each mattress size. The only difference when it comes to their sizes is their thickness – you’ll see that the Nectar is 1″ thicker than the Casper mattress.

Thickness 10″ 11″
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. Nectar Mattress Prices

You will see that Nectar tends to have lower prices across the board than Casper. Note that these are the brand’s standard prices without considering sales, promotions, or exclusive Mattress Advisor discounts.

Twin $595 $499
Twin XL $645 $569
Full $895 $699
Queen $995 $799
King $1,195 $999
Cal King $1,195 $999

Compare the Layers Inside

One of the most important things to consider when mattress shopping is what’s on the inside. The materials in your mattress are key for your comfort, support, and your mattress’s durability. Take a look inside the Casper and Nectar to compare their layers.

Inside the Casper mattress

Inside the Casper

Casper is made up of four foam blend layers to offer breathability, pressure relief, and a springy yet contouring surface.

  1. 1.5” Open-Cell Foam
  2. 1.5” Responsive Memory Foam
  3. 1.5” Zoned SupportTM layer
  4. 5.0” Durable Support Foam
Inside the Nectar mattress (layers)

Inside the Nectar

The Nectar has four layers of premium that promote air circulation and offer support and appropriate weight distribution, plus a cooling cover.

  1. Cooling cover: promotes air circulation and is bed bug resistant
  2. Quilted gel memory foam: provide air flow and contours your body
  3. Gel memory foam: delivers weight distribution and pressure relief
  4. Adaptive hi-core memory foam: supports the body
  5. Breathing base layer: serves as a stable foundation

Compare Mattress Advisor Scores

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

Casper Nectar
Shipping 10 9
Trial Period 9 10
Return Policy 10 10
Warranty 9 10
Set-Up Test 8 8
Motion Transfer Test 8 8.5
Edge Support Test 9.5 9
Pressure Relief Test 8.5 8
Spinal Alignment Test 9.5 7.5
Responsiveness Test 10 8.5
Cooling Evaluation 7 8.5
Durability Evaluation 8 8.5
Customer Service Score 9 8.5
Social Impact Score 9 5
TOTAL SCORE 9.1/10 8.7/10


Ultimately, the decision comes down to personal mattress. What works best for one sleeper may be a nightmare for another – so we can’t make the decision for you.

But we can lay out the facts. Comparing Casper vs. Nectar you can see that Nectar is typically the more affordable option, but overall the Casper scored better in our testing – particularly on spine alignment and responsiveness.

We would recommend the Casper for people who tend to shift positions throughout the night or often wake up with aches and pain. The Casper will offer you a ton of support and respond quickly to your movements throughout the night. But if you’re looking to save a little money and still get a great value mattress, the Nectar is an awesome deal (especially with their lifetime warranty and 365 day trial period).

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