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 Casper, an average memory foam mattress with perfect responsiveness, and Nectar, a budget foam bed with an amazing sleep trial and a forever warranty. 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, online mattresses measure up against each other: Casper vs. Nectar.
Universal firmness mattress for the average sleeper
Medium firm: 6/10
10-year limited warranty
Affordable quality mattress with excellent trial period
Medium firm: 5.5-6/10
Gel memory foam
Lifetime warranty as long as you own the mattress
When it comes to the Casper Mattress and the Nectar, you really can’t go wrong. Memory foam lovers will adore either of these mattresses for their soft enveloping feel. The Casper is more expensive than the Nectar mattress but both are priced affordably.
Side sleepers would enjoy both the Casper and Nectar Mattresses. Our testers found that the Casper did a better job of keeping their spines straight and of responding to their movements, making it a better pick for combination and back sleepers. Keep in mind that because the Casper and Nectar are true memory foam beds, they don’t do as good of a job keeping you cool as other hybrid or innerspring mattresses do.
The Casper and Nectar mattresses measure up to have the nearly the 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.
|Twin Size||38″ x 75″||39″ x 75″|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″||39″ x 80″|
|Full Size||53″ 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″|
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Notice that Nectar is priced lower across the board than Casper. However, both mattresses give you a lot of bang for your buck– in fact, the Nectar mattress even made our list for best mattresses under $1,000.
But if you can afford to spend a little extra, you definitely get your money’s worth with Casper’s advanced features like the Zoned Support layer and durable foam. Keep in mind these are Casper and Nectar’s standard prices without any sales or exclusive Mattress Advisor discounts.
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. We’ll break down how both the Casper and Nectar measure up in their construction below.
The Casper and Nectar actually have pretty similar constructions in the sense that they’re both composed of soft memory foam layers designed to feel comfortable and supportive. The Casper differs in its own specially curated zoned support layer. This layer is composed of three zones designed to provide targeted support by using softer foam around pressure points like the shoulders and firmer foam under the waist and lower back. This is the secret to how the Casper is able to keep your spine straight all night long.
Our testers also found Casper’s support layer to be highly responsive to their movements. This is what distinguishes the Casper from the Nectar in being a better mattress for all sleep positions.
The Nectar uses gel memory foam and an adaptive core to relieve pressure and provide support. Our testers loved how easily the Nectar was able to isolate motion which is owed to both of these foam layers. You shouldn’t feel your partner’s movements on the Nectar, making it a better choice for couples.
The best way to understand the differences between the Casper and the Nectar’s construction is to look inside the Casper and Nectar to compare their layers. Take a look at each of their layers below.
Three soft foam layers make up the Casper, providing pressure point relief and a breathable surface. The foam contours to your curves while still feeling springy and adaptable.
The Nectar has three premium memory foam layers that promote air circulation, offer support, provide motion isolation, and add weight distribution, plus a cooling cover.
Check out how the Casper and Nectar mattresses held up in our personal lab testing and evaluations. Pay attention to the factors that mean the most to you, like if you’re a stomach sleeper in need of spine alignment. Examining each mattress’s scores on these factors can help you decide which is best for you based on your individual sleep needs.
|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|
|Customer Service Score||9||8.5|
|Social Impact Score||9||5|
The Casper and the Nectar are both what memory foam dreams are made of. They use soft foam layers to cradle your pressure points, giving you that classic cozy feel. If you can afford to spend a little more, the Casper features zoned support, but if you prefer to save, the Nectar boasts great value.
We would recommend Casper’s original mattress for people who tend to shift positions throughout the night or often wake up with back pain. The Casper will offer you a ton of support and respond quickly to your movements throughout the night.
The Nectar is nothing to balk at either. It offers better motion transfer which is ideal for those who sleep with a partner or pet. As if that’s not enough, the Nectar is an awesome deal that can’t be beat with its lifetime warranty and 365 day trial period– perfect for indecisive shoppers.
If you’re a side sleeper, you can’t go wrong with either memory foam bed. Both the Casper and Nectar excel in pressure relief and edge support, creating a balanced surface for you to snooze on.
Ultimately, the decision comes down to you, what works best for one sleeper may be a nightmare for another, but we laid out the facts to help you decide. 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. Whichever you choose, you’re sure to enjoy a comfortable, restful night’s sleep on either the Casper or the Nectar mattress.
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