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► Feel & Firmness (1:29)
► Support (1:59)
► Motion Isolation (2:22)
► Edge Support (2:47)
► Pressure Relief (3:15)
► Temperature Neutrality (3:40)
► What The Testers Thought (3:56)
► Mattress Review Testing Results (6:23)
► Takeaways & Recommendations (6:59)
► Casper Essential Mattress Sleep Trial, Shipping Cost, and Warranty (8:24)
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╔ About The Casper Essential Mattress ╗
As one of the most well-known and marketable bed-in-a-box companies, Casper has brought their brand to the forefront of the mattress industry. Casper offers two memory foam mattresses, two hybrid mattresses and one mixed foam and latex mattress in its current lineup:
The Casper has a comfort layer with three separate components: a middle memory foam layer placed between top and bottom layers of polyfoam. The support core is constructed from polyfoam, as well. The paneled cover is made from a blend of several fabrics, primarily polyester and rayon.
The Wave has a comfort system with four primary components: a top layer of ‘Flo Foam’ pillow top polyfoam; a second layer of blended synthetic and natural latex; a third layer of memory foam; and a bottom layer of high-resilience polyfoam. The support core is constructed from high-density polyfoam, and the cover is a cotton blend.
The Essential is constructed with a top layer of polyfoam and a bottom layer of memory foam in the comfort system, and a support core made of high-density polyfoam.
The Casper Hybrid is constructed with comfort layers of open-cell polyfoam and memory foam, along with a transitional layer of high-density foam. The pocketed coil support core is reinforced with a high-density foam base for added sleeper and support. It also has a polyester cover. The Casper Hybrid measures 12″ thick; it is considered ‘Medium’ (5.5).
The Wave Hybrid is made with comfort layers of polyfoam, synthetic latex, and memory foam, followed by a transitional layer of high-resiliency polyfoam infused with cooling gel pods. The pocketed coil support core is encased in high-density foam, which helps prevent sagging in the sleep surface and sinkage along the edges. The Wave Hybrid measures 13″ thick; it is considered ‘Medium Soft’ (4.5).
Sleeper experiences with Casper mattresses vary by model. The Casper, Wave, and Essential are all-foam or mixed-foam models with slightly lower profiles. They provide consistent body conforming, resulting in pain and pressure relief for most sleepers.
Casper’s hybrids, on the other hand, are the most suitable choices for sleepers who naturally run hot; the hybrids generate strong air circulation, which helps keep the bed at a comfortable temperature throughout the night. All Casper mattresses provide better-than-average motion isolation, as well.
Casper offers free shipping anywhere in the contiguous U.S., and some models qualify for free in-home assembly at no extra charge. Each bed is backed by a 100-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty. In terms of pricing, Casper models range from inexpensive (the Essential) to fairly expensive (The Wave and the Wave Hybrid).
The Casper is a great choice for side sleepers who weigh 230 lbs or less. Our testing found the zoned support system works best for lighter and average weight back sleepers, but most stomach sleepers should look to the Casper Wave for improved midriff and mid-back support.
The Essential, as a ‘Firm’ mattress, is likely better for you if you’re above-average weight, but its lesser quality foams will degrade quicker. The Casper is designed as a ‘Medium’ feel, which might be a bit too soft for larger sleepers. Side sleepers of lighter and average weight should find this bed quite comfortable, but back or stomach sleepers may find the Casper lacks proper support.