This review helps you make a clear choice between Saatva vs Casper by highlighting each mattress’s strengths and comparing their features and ratings.
The charts below help you to understand how we arrived at our final ratings. They also give you a side-by-side comparison of each bed’s features. Continue reading to learn which of these mattress brands suits each kind of sleeper and which aligns with your list of mattress must-haves.
Universal firmness mattress for the average sleeper
Medium firm: 6/10
10-year limited warranty
Customizable luxury hybrid mattress
Available in plush soft: 3/10; luxury firm: 5.5-6.5/10; and firm: 8/10
Hybrid: coil on coil and memory foam with euro pillow-top
15-year limited warranty
Mattress dimensions between brands usually don’t differ too much, and the Casper and the Saatva are the perfect example of that. The sizes for both brands are very similar, but the main difference is in their thickness. Saatva includes an option to purchase the bed with 14.5” thickness with no price difference. At their base models though, they’re both 11 inches thick.
|Thickness||11″||11.5″ or 14.5″ (no price difference)|
|Twin Size||38″ x 75″||38″ x 75″|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″||38″ 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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Mattress pricing is a huge factor for buyers. In this comparison, Casper is the clear budget-friendly option, and even made the list for best mattresses under $1,000! Their beds range between $350-$600 cheaper than Saatva’s; however, Saatva is considered a luxury mattress brand and offers free white glove delivery service. Each company offers sleep trials and financing options to their customers.
It’s worth noting that the prices listed in the table below are the standard offerings without any discounts, promos, or exclusive Mattress Advisor deals. To stay updated on the best discounts for top-reviewed brands like Casper and Saatva, check out our mattress deals page.
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Mattress layers are designed to support specific sleeping positions, while also accommodating a broad range of sleepers. Features include memory foam, coils, and pillow tops. Take a look inside each mattress below, but before we get there, we’re going to closely compare Casper’s and Saatva’s layers.
The Casper is your classic memory foam mattress with three soft foam layers. It’s medium-firm, making it a great choice for all sleep positions. The Casper’s all-foam construction and middle-of-the-road firmness level helps it deliver excellent pressure relief, responsiveness, spine alignment, and motion isolation.
In contrast, the Saatva mattress features five premium foam and coil layers designed for maximum support and comfort. The Saatva definitely has more of a ‘“lux” feel to it with its European-style plush pillow top, dual-coil system, and dense memory foam layer. The result is hotel-style comfort. And with three different firmness levels, the Saatva is also well-suited for all sleep positions.
If you like to feel hugged and cradled by your mattress, the Casper is the way to go. You could also go with the Saatva’s plush soft option that offers deeper contouring and compression. The Saatva’s luxury firm option is really meant for people who like a nice balance between sinking into their bed and sleeping on top of it. This is also the most popular firmness option among customers who purchase the Saatva.
The Casper mattress is made up of stacked layers of memory foam.
Casper also offers a hybrid version of their mattress that combines layers of foam and coils!
Saatva’s hybrid mattress features five decadent layers of combined memory foam and coils.
At Mattress Advisor, we deploy sleep experts to rigorously test each bed and buying experience. This provides you with a comprehensive rating and a clear summary of what to expect from your mattress purchase. If you’re interested in learning more about our testing process, check out our mattress review guide.
|Motion Transfer Test||8||7.5|
|Edge Support Test||9.5||8.5|
|Pressure Relief Test||8.5||6.5|
|Spinal Alignment Test||9.5||9.5|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||9||7|
Let’s take a more detailed look at the factors that set these two mattresses apart.
Responsiveness is a measure of how well the mattress adapts to your movements. Responsive mattresses make it easier to move around on the bed and switch positions, which is important for combination sleepers who toss and turn.
Our testers were so impressed with the Casper’s responsiveness that they gave it a perfect 10 out of 10! The Saatva was lacking in this department, though, only scoring a 7.5 out of 10. For combination sleepers, the clear choice is the Casper.
This factor explains itself; it’s simply a measure of how easy it is to set up the mattress. The Saatva outperformed the Casper on this test for obvious reasons– its white glove delivery. The Casper is relatively easy to set up, but nothing beats having someone else do all the work for you.
Motion transfer is a test of how well a mattress isolates movement, so if you’re on one side of the bed and your partner’s on another, you won’t feel their movements.
The Casper performed excellently in motion transfer, which is no surprise considering its all-foam design. The Saatva’s motion transfer was nothing special, though, so couples should choose the Casper if they’re determined to get completely uninterrupted sleep.
Spine alignment dictates how well a mattress keeps your spine in a straight, neutral position. This is crucial for all sleep positions, but especially for back and stomach sleepers.
The Casper and the Saatva received identical scores, 9.5’s (almost perfect scores!), for spine alignment. Both mattresses do a phenomenal job at maintaining a straight spine and promoting a healthy posture. If you’re a back sleeper, you can’t go wrong with either mattress.
Hopefully this Casper vs Saatva comparison has given you a clear idea of which mattress you’ll be sleeping on a few weeks from now. If you’re still undecided, consider your budget, sleep style, and desired purchasing experience.
The Casper is unquestionably the better option for buyers on a budget. They offer a highly-rated, quality mattress for a price that most consumers can afford. They also offer financing through Affirm, free returns, and a 10-year warranty. Saatva is a luxury mattress brand, and so the higher price point is expected. They also offer financing through Klarna, $99 returns, and a 15-year prorated warranty. You get all your money back if there is a defect with your mattress, but they do charge $99 for mattress replacement after three years.
If you’re shopping for your sleep style, consider that the Casper received the highest possible rating for responsiveness. That means it’s great for combination sleepers, couples, or those who expect a midnight visit from a child or pet. It’s also the obvious choice for those looking for a memory foam mattress. The combined layers of foam provide optimum pressure point relief, and this bed is the runner up for best mattress for side sleepers.
According to Saatva, it’s hybrid mattress is recommended by chiropractors and is a top-rated choice for side sleepers and people with back pain. The combination of memory foam and coil-on-coil support systems makes it a better choice for heavyweight sleepers. Each side can accommodate up to 300 lbs. Additionally, Saatva shoppers can customize their firmness level.
Finally, if buying experience is your main priority, both companies have excellent customer service ratings. Casper’s set-up requires more work, but you’ll have your bed more quickly. Your mattress will be delivered to your door, compressed and boxed, within 2-7 days, and you’ll be required to set-up. The queen size weighs in at 82 lbs, which means that two or three people should be able to carry the box to your room. You can test out the Casper for 100 days risk-free. If you don’t like it, returns are free. Casper’s customer service team is ready to help you seven days a week.
Alternatively, Saatva custom-makes your mattress, so it takes up to 15 days for delivery. If you don’t have the desire or capability to set up your bed, Saatva offers free white glove delivery service. That means they’ll set up your bed in whichever room you prefer. They’ll also remove your old bed at no extra charge. Make sure to select the white glove delivery and old bed removal options at check-out. Saatva offers a 120-day trial period, but returns are $99. If you have further questions, their customer service team is available 365 days a year, 24/7.
Customers give the Casper a 4.5/5 ranking and the Saatva a 4.8/5 ranking. Our team at Mattress Advisor slightly favors the Casper with a final score of 9.1/10, whereas we rated the Saatva 8.7/10, so you can bet you’ll get a good night’s sleep with either mattress.