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Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress Review (New)

We have compared, tested and rated nearly 100 hybrid mattresses at Mattress Advisor. The new Casper Wave Hybrid mattress is a premium hybrid mattress that performed particularly well in our testing. Read our full review of the Wave Hybrid mattress to see a break down of its scores and why this is a great mattress all around.

Mattress Advisor Score:       9.3/10

In this review, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about the new Casper Wave Hybrid mattress, including how it scored in our Mattress Advisor testing. We’ll also give you an overview of the benefits Casper provides to its customers – like a 100-night trial period and free returns. Read on to learn more.

Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress Highlights

  • The Casper Wave Hybrid mattress is the end result of five years of collecting customer feedback on what sleepers want in a mattress. The final product, the Wave Hybrid, combines the contour of memory foam, buoyancy of latex and responsiveness of pocket coils—the trifecta of restful sleep.
  • The Wave Hybrid takes the original Casper Wave mattress one step up with the addition of a pocket-coil system that improves responsiveness, support, motion isolation, and pressure relief. Striking the perfect balance between the contour of memory foam and the “spring” of pocket coils, this mattress offers the best of both worlds when it comes to support and comfort.
  • The Wave Hybrid earned outstanding scores in responsiveness, motion transfer and spine alignment while in our mattress lab.
  • Casper offers free in-home delivery and set-up with the purchase of the Wave Hybrid mattress.

Mattress Advisor Score for the Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress

We personally test every mattress we bring into the Mattress Advisor Lab using the same 6-point testing procedure and 8-point evaluation. Here’s a glimpse at how the Casper Wave Hybrid mattress scored on our different tests and evaluations. Each score is a rating out of 10 points. The total score is a weighted average that incorporates all of the functional and performance characteristics of the mattress.

Shipping:
10

How quickly the mattress ships to your home. (Free shipping = better score!)

Trial Period:
9

The length of time offered to help you decide if you want to keep the mattress.

Return Policy:
10

Ease of return process including refund policy and how the mattress is removed from your home.

Warranty:
9

Length of mattress warranty and what is covered.

Set-up Test:
9

How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.

Motion Transfer Test:
9

How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.

Edge Support Test:
8.75

The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.

Pressure Relief Test:
8.5

How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.

Spine Alignment:
9

How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.

Responsiveness Test:
9.25

How well the mattress adjusts to different movements or sleeping positions throughout the night.

Cooling Evaluation:
9

How well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, or offers special cooling properties.

Durability Evaluation:
9.5

Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress.

Customer Service Score:
9

How helpful and responsive the customer service team is.

Social Impact Score:
9

A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.

Deep Dive into our Review of the Casper Wave Hybrid

Take a deeper look at our review of the Casper Wave Hybrid mattress to see how it performed in our testing and help you determine if this could be the mattress for you.

Set-up Test

It took us just exactly one minute and 45 seconds to open and unbox the Casper Wave Hybrid mattress. This mattress was pretty heavy but it took it’s full shape instantly. It had a mild off-gassing scent when it was first opened but it went away quickly.

So for our setup test, the Casper Wave Hybrid scored a 9 out of 10.

 


Motion Transfer Test

Motion transfer is just what it sounds like — how much motion is transferred from one side of the bed to the other if your sleeping partner, whether a pup or human, is moving around. You want your mattress to absorb this motion so you aren’t disturbed while sleeping.

Part A – The Humans

The Mattress Advisor motion transfer test is a two-part test. We start by asking both of our mattress testes to lie on the bed, blindfolded, and rate on a scale from one to ten how much movement they felt when their partner was moving around with 10 being no movement at all.

While on the Casper Wave Hybrid, our sleep subjects thought the mattress did a good job isolating motion. They only slightly felt their partner’s movements as they rolled back and forth. So for the first part of our motion transfer test, they gave the Casper Wave Hybrid an 8.5.

Part B – The Wine Test

Next, comes our wine test. Although this test sounds cliche, it’s actually is a great visual indicator of how much motion is being transferred from one side of the bed to another.

We had one of our sleep subjects lie down and roll back a forth a few times. We then took a look at how much the wine inside of the glass moved.

That wine definitely held its own while on the Casper Wave Hybrid so we gave it a 9 for our wine test.

So for a total motion transfer score, the Casper Hybrid gets an 8.75 out of 10.


Edge Support Test

When choosing a mattress, you may not think to consider how much support the edge provides. But if you find yourself sleeping on the edge of your bed or use the end to get ready in the morning, you should definitely consider the edge support.

The Mattress Advisor edge support test is a two-part test.

Part A – The Shoe Test

We start this test by asking our sleep subjects to sit on the edge of the bed to tie their shoes. They then rate the ease of this task on a scale from one to ten, with 10 being “extremely easy, with exceptional edge support.”

Support on the end of the Casper Wave Hybrid mattress was okay but not great, according to our testers. They felt like the edge of the bed gave way under the weight of their body and experienced a “sliding” feeling. So for the edge shoe test, they gave the Casper Wave Hybrid 7 out of 10.

Part B – The Side Test

Next, we had our sleep subjects lie on the edge of the bed in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back, to see if they could sleep comfortably in that section of the bed.

Our sleepers actually felt more supported while laying on the edge of the Wave Hybrid rather than sitting. For the edge support side test, this mattress scored an 8.

That brings the Wave Hybrid’s total edge support score to a 7.5 out of 10.


Pressure Relief Test

When looking for a mattress, you’ll want to find something that puts minimal pressure on your hips, thighs and shoulders. This is especially important for those that suffer from joint pain. Here’s a look at how well the Casper Wave Hybrid mattress did at providing pressure relief.

We measure pressure relief by using a pressure mapping film that shows areas of high pressure. Here’s what you need to know: the cool spots are good and the warms spots are bad. The warmer the color, the more pressure is being placed on that area of the body.

When on the Wave Hybrid, we saw areas of high pressure in the shoulders of both of our sleep subjects. This is shown by the red spots on the pressure map results below.

As a result, the Casper Wave Hybrid scored a total of 8.5 for pressure relief.


Spine Alignment Test

We have been told from childhood to “sit up straight” and “don’t hunch your back.” Not only is a slouched posture considered rude, it can also harm the health of your back, specifically the spine. Turns out the posture of your back matters when you are asleep too. That’s why for every mattress we test, we take a look at how well it keeps your spine in a straight line.

To test spine alignment, we took a close up of both of our sleep subjects backs to see the alignment. You’ll want to see a straight line from the neck all the way to the tailbone.

The Casper Wave Hybrid did a great job keeping our sleeper’s spines in alignment. There was only a slight upward curve towards the base of the neck.

So for spine alignment, the Wave Hybrid gets a 9 out of 10.


Responsiveness Test

When it comes to getting comfortable on your mattress, responsiveness is very important. All responsiveness means is how well the mattress adjusts or responds to your movements while you sleep.

To evaluate the responsiveness of the Casper Wave Hybrid mattress, we had our mattress testers lie in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back for a minute. As they changed positions and got settled in, we asked them to rate on a scale from one to ten how quickly and easily the mattress responded to their movement.

The Casper Wave Hybrid is pretty darn good at responding to its sleepers. Our mattress testers felt it did a great job adapting and conforming to the shape of their body comfortably and instantly.

As a result, Casper Wave Hybrid scored a 9.25 out of 10 for responsiveness.

Customer Reviews of the Casper Wave Mattress

Reviews from Customers with Back Pain

I have spent so much money on mattresses in the last 6 years! Last year I had two total hip replacements and with the mattress before the Wave, I would step out of bed and have lower back pain until my back woke up by walking around. WITH THE WAVE, I step out of bed and have NO lower back pain. My husband says he is definitely sleeping better. I would recommend the Wave to everyone. I will probably order The original Casper for guest bedrooms soon. Mia
I have had insomnia and chronic pain for years, which always resulted in me tossing constantly in bed sometimes taking hours to fall asleep However I’ve noticed s huge improvement in my sleep quality sleeping on the Wave. It may not be for everyone but I literally feel like I’m sleeping on a cloud. Love it. I’m going to buy one for my other home Patrick
As a full-time farm manager and worker I need good sleep. I started on a regular Casper and was enticed to upgrade to Wave due to growing shoulder and lower back strain. Since sleeping on Wave all of that pain has slowly melted away. I literally get excited every day to crash on it. Every time you fall, it feels as new and fresh as when I first unpacked it. The name is accurate. I feel an incredibly delicate wave supporting my soft stretch of body between my shoulder and hips. It cradles and relieves pressure all at the same time. Worth every penny. Truly treat yourself. Matt

Reviews on Comfort

Hard to review as soon as I lay down I basically pass out. Absolutely the best decision I made was buying the wave. Now I know what sleeping on a cloud means. Perfect price for what you get! My husband is 6’8” so we bought the Cali king. He fits perfectly on it and loves the support of it for his 350lb frame. We will be buying again in the future for our guest bedroom and shore house. Katie
The Casper Wave replaced a more expensive mattress that was purchased at a traditional mattress store. Our existing mattress had a memory foam topper that was very nice initially but quickly lost its firmness. This has not been the case with the Wave. The Wave has remained crazy comfortable. We have zero complaints and would totally buy again! Matthew
This bed is awesome. I initially bought it for a more comfortable sleep and to help with my back and neck problems and it did just that. The bed is super comfortable, and the option to raise the head or feet is perfect to watch tv or just lounge. I also enjoy how if someone gets out of the bed at night it doesn’t disturb the other person because there is no sounds or bouncing due to the body shaping capabilities of the bed. Would reccomned! Also customer service is amazing, great company! Christine

Reviews on Firmness

After dealing with trying to amend the " saggy dip" syndrome of our not so old "premium memory foam" mattress from a popular retailer, experiencing the Wave mattress has finally ended the loosing battle.It is the right combination of "give" while being very supportive. My husband prefers a softer top while I prefer more firm. We are both comfortable without making sacrifices. We are very satisfied with the Wave mattress. Nina
It took me almost 2 months before taking the Casper out of the box, but now that I have finally moved and have everything set up, I couldn’t be more happy. This is the perfect balance between overalls soft and way to firm. Ryan
I have been sleeping much better since I purchased my Wave mattress. It is firmer than my previous mattress especially on the edges. I suffer from pain in both shoulders and in my right hip and this pain has subsided since I bought the mattress. I am sleeping longer without interruption. For me, purchasing this mattress was a good move. Richard

What Makes the Casper Wave Hybrid Different From Other Mattresses?

The team at Casper Labs worked on perfecting the Wave Hybrid for five years. See what makes their final product stand out from the crowd.

Responsive Layers

The five layers of the Wave Hybrid work in tandem to provide the responsive surface sleepers need to get comfortable enough to fall asleep. The memory foam layers of the Wave Hybrid mattress work in tandem with the pocket coil system to provide unmatched responsiveness to the movements of its sleepers so they have the most restful, undisturbed, comfortable sleep possible.

Targeted Support

All body parts are not created equal. Some areas of the body need more support than others. That’s why the high resiliency foam layer that you’ll find in the Wave Hybrid mattress includes gel pods that offer targeted support to different regions of the body. This means you’ll find a softer firmness under the shoulders to help cradle pressure points and a firmer surface under the hips to keep your spine in alignment.

Free In-Home Set Up

While most every online mattress company offers free delivery, it’s not every day they provide free set up of your new mattress too. If you decide the Wave Hybrid mattress is the bed for you, Casper offers this highly convenient service to you free of charge.

What to watch out for

  • Be aware that your Casper mattress may have a mild scent when you unbox it – this is normal and should go away within a few hours.
  • If you are used to sleeping on a traditional innerspring mattress, it may take some time to get accustomed to the feel of this buoyant hybrid mattress. In fact, it may take up to 30 days to break in your new mattress.

How the Wave Hybrid Mattress Supports Different Sleeping Positions

SIDE SLEEPERS

The Wave Hybrid is a wonderful mattress choice for side sleepers. While the pressure relieving abilities of a mattress is important for all sleepers, they are particularly important for side sleepers. That’s because the bulk of our weight falls on the hips and shoulders when we are laying on our side. Without a proper sleep surface, this can put stress on the joints. The Wave Hybrid offers the pressure point relief side sleepers need, as well as, a responsive surface that cradles the curves of the hips and shoulders.

BACK SLEEPERS

When shopping for a mattress, back sleepers need a mattress that offers support and contour in equal measure, to keep your spine in a neutral position. The support is what holds up your spine and neck, while the contour is what allows your bum and other curvy parts to rest peacefully. The Wave Hybrid with its responsive foam layers and supportive spring core offers both these qualities to back sleepers.

STOMACH SLEEPERS

Stomach sleepers are the rarest type of sleeper. They need a mattress with a soft, responsive surface to keep pressure off the pelvis, chest, and shoulders that is simultaneously firm and supportive enough to keep their back in alignment rather than arched. The Wave Hybrid has a phenomenally responsive surface that allows the curvatures of the body to be cradled the way stomach sleepers need, but it also contains high resiliency foam and pocket springs that keep the spine elevated rather than sinking.

Product Information

Weight

121 lbs. for queen

Thickness

13"

Firmness

Medium: 5/10

Type

Hybrid

Size Dimensions Standard Price*
Twin 39″ x 75″ $1,595
Twin XL 39” x 80” $1,745
Full 54″ x 75″ $2,195
Queen 60” x 80” $2,695
King 76” x 80” $3,495
Cal King 72” x 84” $3,495

*Prices listed are standard without sales or Mattress Advisor exclusive discounts. Check price using the button below for the best deals on the Casper mattress. 

A Look Inside the Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress

The Wave Hybrid is the result of five years of data collection from customers. The final product is a hybrid mattress made if five premium layers — four foam and a pocket-coil core — wrapped in a moisture-wicking wool cover that prevents humidity from getting trapped in the layers.

  • 1.0” Comfort Foam: The top layer of the Casper Wave Hybrid is designed to offer responsive comfort that makes you look forward to climbing into bed each night.
  • 1.5” Breathable Latex Foam: The next layer is made of latex foam which has a more buoyant feel than traditional memory foam. Latex is a naturally breathable material so this layer helps transfer heat away from the body to regulate body temperature.
  • 1.5” Pressure Relieving Memory Foam: Following the latex foam is a memory foam layer that’s designed to aid in pressure relief by cradling your joints, particularly the hips and shoulders.
  • 1.5” High Resiliency Foam: The final foam layer is a highly durable and resilient foam made with gel pods for targeted support.
  • 7.0” Foundation of Durable, Pocket-Coil Spring System: The final layer of the Wave Hybrid mattress is a pocket-coil spring system designed to support, respond and isolate motion for its sleepers.

Purchase Experience

Delivery

Compressed and rolled in a box; delivered in 2-7 business days

Trial Period

100 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Return Policy

Free returns

Financing

Available through Affirm

Foundations Casper is Compatible With

The Wave Hybrid mattress will work with all standard foundations. As with most mattresses, make sure you have as much direct support under the mattress as possible. A wooden slatted foundation or platform bed tend to offer the most support for the Casper mattresses.

Slatted Foundation
Box Spring
Bunkie Board w/ Boxspring
Platform Base

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Casper Mattress FAQs

What's the difference between the Original Casper Wave and the Casper Wave Hybrid?

The primary difference between the original Casper Wave and the Wave Hybrid is that they are different types of mattresses. The original Wave is all memory-foam, whereas the Wave Hybrid is made of memory foam, latex foam, and pocket coils. This difference in materials and construction impacts all aspects of the mattress, including firmness, comfort, motion transfer, pressure relief, and responsiveness.

What's the difference between the Casper Hybrid mattress and the Casper Wave Hybrid mattress?

The Wave Hybrid is a more expensive model than the Casper Hybrid mattress. Each model is made with different foams and the Wave Hybrid has an additional layer of foam that increases its thickness by one inch.

How does the 100-night trial work?

You can try the Wave Hybrid mattress in the comfort of your home for 100 nights from the day you receive it. If you decide to return your Casper within your trial period window, simply contact customer support and they will assist you with the return process. Casper will send a representative to your house to pick up the mattress and either donate it to a local charity or have it recycled. Once the pickup or donation is confirmed, you will receive a full refund of your original purchase price.

Does the Wave Hybrid mattress sleep hot?

The Wave Hybrid is designed to sleep cool. The cover of the Wave Hybrid is made of wool which naturally wicks moisture and humidity away from the body. Additionally, it is made with a layer of latex foam which is naturally more breathable than traditional memory foam. The pocket coil system naturally promotes airflow because there is space in between each spring. That being said, the Wave Hybrid is still partially a foam mattress so it may not sleep as cool as an innerspring or 100% latex mattress. How hot you get at night also depends on your personal preferences and body type. If you do find that the Casper mattress sleeps too hot for you, you can always return it within your 100-night risk-free trial period.

Do I need to be home when my Casper Wave mattress is delivered?

When you place your order for your Casper mattress, the “signature required” box will automatically be checked. If you keep it checked, you will need to be home to sign for the UPS delivery. Just make sure you uncheck the signature box before checking out to avoid having to be home when your mattress is delivered. However, this mattress comes with free in-home set-up so if you’d like to take advantage of that service, you will have to be home to let the Casper team in.

Can I try out the Casper Hybrid mattress before I buy it?

You sure can! The Wave Hybrid mattress can be found at a number of retail locations throughout the US. You can even book a trial where you can take a nap on a Casper mattress, talk to a sleep specialist, or just see the mattress for yourself.

Can I finance my Casper mattress?

Yes, you can finance your Casper mattress for as low as 0% APR through Affirm. Just select Affirm at checkout and choose the payment plan that works best for you. You can pay your monthly bill using a bank transfer, check or debit card at affirm.com. 

Will Casper set up my mattress or remove my existing mattress?

Yes! Will the purchase of the Wave Hybrid, Casper offers this service for free! During your scheduled delivery time, a representative will bring your new Casper mattress to your room of choice, unbox it, and remove any additional packaging.

How long can the Wave Hybrid mattress stay in the box?

You can keep your Casper mattress in its shipping box for up to three months. However, the sooner you unbox it, the better.

Does the Casper mattress have a break-in period?

Yes, you may need some time to adjust to your Casper mattress. Particularly if you are used to sleeping on a traditional innerspring mattress, your body will need time to adjust to the new mattress feel. It can take up to 30 days to fully break in your new mattress.

Will I need to flip my Casper mattress?

No. In fact, you shouldn’t flip your Casper mattress because the layers are designed to work best in the order they are in. You can, however, rotate your mattress. This is recommended if you sleep alone on one side of the bed or if you and your partner have a significant weight difference. You can do this every 3-6 months.

How much weight can the Casper Wave Hybrid mattress support?

The Wave Hybrid does not have a weight limit – it’s designed to support all shapes and sizes. Depending on your weight, your Casper mattress may feel a little softer or firmer.

Is the Wave Hybrid mattress eco-friendly?

The foams used in the Wave Hybrid mattress are CertiPUR-US­® Certified, meaning they meet some of the most rigorous standards for emissions, content, performance, and durability. Additionally, the latex foam and knit-wool cover used to make the Wave Hybrid are both Oeko-Tex certified.

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