Why are people obsessed with Casper mattresses? I slept on one for three years to find out
The best mattress is the one you stop thinking about.
Updated September 24, 2019
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If you’re shopping for a new mattress, you’ve probably had to wade through an ocean of jargon and about a million photos of people smiling as they recline on (let’s face it) identical-looking, spongy white rectangles. I’ve been there, too.
As traditional retailers like Mattress Firm and Sears disappear, online purchasing has only gotten more prevalent. And while shop-at-home convenience and money-back guarantees are a huge draw, I had a hard time distinguishing the actual differences between all the mattress-in-a-box brands like Leesa, Tuft & Needle, Purple, Nectar and others.
But after reading reviews until my eyes watered, I took the plunge and purchased a Casper mattress (available at Amazon for $995.00) . That was over three years, and here’s what I can tell you as a Casper owner: I’m satisfied.
(Note:In the interim since I bought my Casper, the team at Reviewed began in-depth mattress testing. Collectively, our favorite is Nectar, which was praised for striking an ideal firmness/softness balance. However, I still love my Casper, which only serves to further underscore the subjective nature of mattress reviewing. Comfort is king, after all, and I’m sleeping just fine.)
Shopping for a new mattress usually starts at 3 A.M., sleepless and in the dark.
I complained about our old mattress for at least two years before I did anything about it. Waking up achy after a night of tossing and turning on a squeaky old bed, throwing another “We really oughta’…” onto a pile of empty threats before heading for the shower.
How many times did I hear Marc Maron or one of the countless other podcasters extol the virtues of a Casper mattress before I finally took a chance? How many mattress reviews beyond this did I read before pulling the trigger? Too many, in retrospect.
I bought a Casper mattress over three years ago, but it took about a year before I realized just how much I liked it. How did I finally know? Because I stopped thinking about mattresses altogether—truly the hallmark of a mattress doing its job.
Mattresses are unique among the things we own. We spend more time with them than any other consumer good (except perhaps our phones), yet we really only consider them when they’re either brand-new or when they’re utterly failing.
There are undoubtedly better mattresses out there. Oprah sleeps on a $100,000 bed. I do not sleep on a $100,000 bed. I sleep on an $800 bed and I’m very happy. Here’s why.
Unboxing a Casper mattress is an event unto itself
If owning a Casper mattress is blessedly unmemorable, getting one delivered sure makes an impression. Unlike traditional mattresses, it comes rolled up like a spring-loaded burrito. At 70 pounds (for the full size), it’s about twice as heavy as the mattress we were replacing and proved comically difficult to get up the stairs.
Unboxing it was just plain fun. Casper clearly put a lot of thought into designing the experience—right down to the little letter opener-style knife to slice open the shrink wrap without damaging the mattress. We just had to make sure the mattress was in position on the bed frame before we cracked it open.
The final cutting away proved, thankfully, less explosive than anticipated. Rather, the mattress’ foam layers unfurl and expand as it takes its first deep breath in your new home. Just thinking about it makes me want to go home and crawl into bed for a quick nap. (Keep reading. I’m just resting my eyes.)
Sure it looks small, but that box is CRAZY heavy. Still worth it, though.
It’s tough to argue with a 100-day return policy.
The extended money-back guarantee—a 40-day trial period when I bought mine, and now up to 100 days—was ultimately the factor that got me to click “buy.” I figured that takes a fair amount of confidence from a manufacturer. It’s way more than enough time for back sleepers, stomach sleepers and side sleepers to figure out whether the pressure points inherent in their old mattresses have been done in by Caper.
If you pause to think about it, they can’t resell a used mattress. Plus they have to spend cash on a delivery team just to pick it up from your house—there’s no way you’re going to put this thing back in the box yourself. This is some amazing customer service.
In Casper, I saw a company putting its money where its mouth was. I was convinced.
The best mattress in the world? Probably not. But the right one for me.
I can say with certainty that Pinocchio’s in Harvard Square and Otto’s are tied for the best pizza in Cambridge, MA because I’ve had pizza from basically every joint in the city. I’m an authority.
My dog (who’s obviously intelligent) also loves hanging out on the new mattress.
I cannot say that Casper is the best mattress in the world for precisely the same reason. I haven’t slept on every mattress in the world. This is also why I’m not going to bore you with a bunch of facts about foam density or how it stacks up against Purple, Tuft & Needle, and other new-school mattress companies that have sprung up. I can read the spec chart as well as anyone, but I can’t testify to their actual differences. (Update:the rest of the Reviewed team has begun testing mattresses since this article was originally published.)
I’m speaking purely from personal experience. But in my defense, I always do my homework and I’m pretty damn opinionated about products. Also, my satisfaction with Casper seems to be in good company amongst the mattress nerds. It’s not a firm mattress. It’s not a soft mattress. It’s just the right mattress for me—and very likely, for you as well.
I purchased the full-size and only paid a little more than I did for my iPhone, and I don’t rely onthatto keep my vertebrae in their right place, do I? Some things are worth investing in.
Bottom line: I bought a Casper and then I stopped thinking about mattresses. Don’t you wish you could say the same?
What are the different kinds of Casper mattresses?
When I purchased three years ago, Casper only offered one variety of mattress, available in all the usual sizes. Since then, the line has expanded to include additional mattresses options, as well as pillows, bedding, bed frames… even a dog bed.
The original Casper mattress is still sold today and is simply calledThe Casper, and starts at $595 ($995 or less for a queen). It’s the most popular model they sell. You have the option for all-foam or a hybrid of foam and springs for an additional $100.
The Waveis the upgrade model. Starting at $1,295 ($2,395 for a queen), it costs significantly more but promises more layers, more support, and a cooler night’s rest for hot sleepers.
The Essentialis the starter model. From $395 ($600 for a queen), it’s slightly thinner and has the fewest layers.
Where to try or buy a Casper
Casper was formerly an online-only business, which was a huge part of its appeal. You got to skip the hellscape of a traditional mattress store and try out the mattress in your own home for over three months.
Now, however, there are several options for seeing a Casper in-person before you buy. There are a select number of Casper Sleep Shops (see store locator), little boutiques that focus solely on Casper products. Target, an investor in Casper, also floors them in many locations. West Elm used to carry them, but it appears that they’re now partnering with Leesa.
All retailers charge the same price for Casper mattresses, including Amazon. If you see a suspiciously low sale price, double-check that it’s not some weirdo selling you a used mattress. All legit retailers should also offer the same 100-day return policy.
How Long Do Mattresses Last? The Results May Shock You!
Mattresses are pretty expensive — one quick glance at our buyer’s guide will confirm this fact. This is why many people do not replace them – not even after many years of use.
They do not want to spend a lot of money on a new one. Besides, now you can delay the process of buying a new one if you do an excellent job at maintaining your existing one.So, how often should you replace your mattress?
It doesn’t matter which type of bed you have. Most of them are ready for replacement within ten years to ensure a good night’s rest (old mattresses can hurt your sleep quality). Besides, it can last beyond ten years on average, if the owners maintain it properly.
Also, many different factors affect a bed’s lifespan. You can extend its life expectancy by following a few easy steps in the text below. We prepared and wrote down some tips to boost its longevity.
How Long Does A Tempurpedic Mattress Last?
Last Updated on April 3rd, 2020
Since they were first introduced, Tempur-Pedic mattresses have proved to be a blessing to mankind. These mattresses are known for comfort and longevity.
The minute you sleep on any of them, you feel utterly relaxed and comfortable.
However, the question that’s probably weighing heavy on your mind right now is, how long does a Tempurpedic mattress last?
Stick around to find out.
Tempur-Pedic Mattress Reviews
Tempur-Pedic is a part of Tempur-Sealy International and is a manufacturer of mattresses. As a brand, they offer various mattress models. The features of these mattress models have been provided below.
- The TEMPUR-Adapt,
This TEMPUR-Adapt mattress is available in two different designs– the all-foam adapt, and the hybrid adapt. The all-foam adapt mattress is built with a high-density polyfoam support core, while the hybrid variant has a memory foam comfort layer. It also features pocketed coils support core.
The two designs have dual-layer SmartClimate cooling covers. In terms of firmness, they are both considered to be at the medium level.
Motion isolation is a key strength of this mattress. They absorb and minimize transfer significantly. They are great in improving spinal alignment, especially for side sleepers. Meanwhile, they also confirm for targeted relief of pain and pressure.
- The TEMPUR-ProAdapt
The ProAdapt is a Tempur-Pedic mattress that is sold either as an all-foam or hybrid bed. In terms of firmness settings, the all-foam ProAdapt bed can be soft (3), medium (5) or firm (7).
The bed is constructed with a high-density support core as well as a memory foam comfort layer. All-foam ProAdapt beds are very good at minimizing motion transfer and reduce night-time disruptions.
On the other hand, the hybrid ProAdapt uses pocketed coils instead of a foam support core and are offered with medium firmness. They offer close conforming and minimal sagging. However, both versions feature a dual-layer SmartClimate cooling cover. This makes the bed temperature comfortable for sleeping.
- The TEMPUR-breeze°
The TEMPUR-breeze° is Tempur-Pedic’s latest model. The ProBreeze° comes in a hybrid or all-foam mattress. The all-foam bed is made with a memory foam comfort layer and high-density support core. The hybrid mattress has pocketed coils. The firmness level of both mattresses is medium.
Also, The TEMPUR-LUXEbreeze° comes in soft, medium and firm settings. It is an all foam bed. All TEMPUR-breeze° mattresses come with dual-layer SmartClimate covers which are padded using a layer of the phase-change material.
All Tempur-Pedic mattresses are made from high-quality memory foams. These foams usually offer more longevity than other foams. Because of this, Tempur-Pedic mattresses typically last longer than the average lifespan of different beds.
Besides, their all-foam mattress models offer exceptional motion isolation, pain and pleasure relief that is above average, and consistent conforming. Meanwhile, the hybrid versions are known to provide strong edge support, impressive temperature neutrality, and great motion isolation.
- No noise
- Multiple thickness, composition and firmness options
- Great motion isolation
- Impressive Business Bureau rating
- Exceptional Pain and pressure relief
- Very pricey
- Difficult to move or rotate
- Sleep trial requires a 30-night break-in period
What Type of Sleeper can use a Tempur-Pedic Mattress?
People tend to have different experiences on different beds. The most important thing to look out for in a mattress is the comfort and spinal support that it provides to the sleeper.
When it comes to how ideal a Tempur-Pedic mattress is for a person, a lot is dependent on factors like weight, firmness preference, and sleeping posture.
For the most versatility even in terms of firmness settings, the ProAdapt and TEMPUR-breeze° models are the best pick. Sleepers that weigh between 130 and 230 pounds will do well to buy any of the two Adapt mattresses. The medium firmness setting will be perfect for them.
The LuxeAdapt will work for lightweight and side sleepers because of its ‘soft’ setting. Back or stomach sleepers and Heavy people too can use The LuxeAdapt mattress if its firmness is set to ‘firm’ (7).
Besides, Tempur-Pedic mattresses are a good option for people with a relatively large shopping budget. People who tend to wake easily after hearing a noise or perceiving movements will find this bed more sleep aiding. Also, if you’re looking for a mattress that has thicker-than-average profiles, Tempur-Pedic mattresses are a good choice.
All You Need to Know About Tempur-Pedic Mattresses
- Construction and Firmness
Like you probably already guessed, Tempur-Pedic mattresses are constructed with Tempur material. This is a sort of high-density memory foam like the ones found in foam pillows. The producers of these mattresses make use of a layered construction technique.
Usually, varied Tempur foams are used to create the first two layers of the mattress to give different comfort options. The rest of the mattress is then constructed with two to three more layers of varying foam quality and thickness.
The Tempur material used is what makes it easy for the bed to conform to the contours and body shape of the sleeper. It also helps to distribute the sleeper’s weight evenly, and as such, sleepers do not tend to wake up with body pains.
- Sizing and Pricing
The prices of Tempur-Pedic mattresses differ depending on the particular model and size. These mattresses are a little on the pricey side, especially when compared to the prices of other standard beds.
However, they are worth the cost when you consider their advantages. Meanwhile, Tempur-Pedic mattresses come in all the different standard mattress sizes.
How to Clean a Tempur-Pedic Mattress Topper?
Tempur Pedic mattresses usually come with an anti-microbial removable mattress cover. Whenever you’re ready to clean it, all you need do is unzip the cover and wash it in cold water.
Also, pour a sizeable quantity of mild detergent in your washing machine. Ensure that the cover is washed on the gentle cycle so that the fabric’s integrity is maintained and retained. Afterward, you can go ahead to tumble dry the cover or better still, hang it to dry.
You can buy any of the mattresses on the company’s website, though they often remove or add to their selection there. You can get the mattresses through Amazon.com as well.
They can also be obtained from other third-party retailers. The Tempur-Pedic company claim that their beds are available through 6,390 brick-and-mortar companies and from different retail locations all around the U.S, Virgin Islands, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. You’ll get a detailed retailer directory from the company’s site.
To all mattress orders within the contiguous U.S, the company offers free white glove delivery. Also, they give a 90-night sleep trial as well as a 10-year warranty to their buyers.
How Long Does a TempurPedic Mattress typically last?
Before the Tempur-Pedic mattress company started using Tempur for their mattresses, Tempur was initially being utilized by NASA to build safe aircraft seats for their passengers.
They were known to be suitable for lift-off and for distributing weight evenly. Soon after Tempur was discovered to provide excellent support for sleeping, Tempur-Pedic began making mattresses using this material. Since then, the company started to grow and gain popularity.
As the brand continues to gain more popularity, people are curious about whether or not their mattresses are really worth the price, and if they last as long as they’re said to last.
Actually, the Brand’s mattresses are the most recommended in America, and a large percentage of reviews report satisfaction with the beds. In fact, the beds are said to help in eliminating or reducing pains at various areas of the body. As far as the lifespan of the mattresses is concerned, it is also reported that they last for a significantly long time.
The tempurpedic mattress lifespan depends a lot on how it is used and maintained. However, Tempur-Pedic Mattresses are made with high-quality materials and high-density memory foams. As such, the mattresses are capable of lasting for a period of 7 to 8 years. They are more durable and functional than other kinds of mattresses. People who own this kind of bedding are known to have little, or no complaints about the bed sagging.
Even so, the mattresses must be maintained and used exclusively for what it is made for if it will be as durable as it is said to be. You are not expected to sit on one side if the bed for a lengthy amount of time. Also, you need to rotate the mattress regularly so that the bed can wear evenly.
Besides, the bed is not made for, and cannot withstand the pressure of kids jumping on it. Therefore, ensure that your kids do not turn the bed into their playground. Keep the mattress away from direct sunlight as this can have adverse effects on the bed too. The bed is made for sleeping and using it for anything other than that can reduce its lifespan or cause it to deteriorate quickly.
Even with all the up-sides of these mattresses, for many customers, their price point is a huge discouragement. Compared to competitors, Tempur-Pedic mattresses are believed to be overpriced. However, the company upgrade the quality of their products yearly, and this may be why the price remains on the high.
How long does Tempurpedic mattress last? — Between 7 to 8 years. Clearly, the pros of Tempur-Pedic mattresses outweighs the cons. So if you’re thinking of buying one, why not?
Now that you’re sure about the longevity period and functionality of the mattress why not try it out? Like many other buyers, you’re probably going to love it too.
How Long Do Memory Foam Mattresses Last?
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Thelifespan of a memory foam mattress dependson the type of memory foam, number of layers, thickness, and density of layers, foundation layer properties, and construction strength.There are three types of memory foam namely the traditional, air cool, and gel. Traditional type is more suited if your body mass index is higher than normal and you want firm support for your spine and body. Gel memory foam has thetherapeutic propertiesfor healing lower back pain and aligning the spinal cord in a straight line. Air foam is forcontrolling your body temperaturewithin standard values and cooling your skin.
How Foam Density Effects The Life of a Mattress?
Density is a measure of weight per cubic foot. Low-density mattresses support 1.5LB per cubic foot. Medium density mattresses support 2-3LB per cubic foot. High-density mattresses can support 4 to 6 LB per cubic foot or even more. They have a high resistance to stress factors. It is because they distribute your body weight across the length X width and depth through the other supporting layers. Hence, the stress on individual layers will be relatively less.
Tensile strength is a measure of stretching limits. It is directly proportional to the elongation threshold when your body weight is placed on it. High-density mattress elongation could be hardly 10% to 15% of its original dimension. Medium density mattress elongates to 25%-30% of its original dimension. Low-density mattress elongates to 40% or more. Hence,reaching the breaking point takes more time for the high-density mattress compared to the other two types.Here, our research has been focused only on the memory foam layer. When it is supported by others like comfort layer, transition layer, spring layer, and base layer, elongation probability of memory foam layer gets reduced further. Hence,it can carry more weight per cubic foot and last longer than the other two types.
Weight required for compressing 4” memory foam by 25%. Higher ILD rates can mean more weight capacity and extended lifespan.It also means the mattress is firmer in its construction.It also means the mattress can support your body weight without sinking in. However, it may not be practical to keep this factor always high since it can affect softness factor. Hence, the modern mattresses have introduced an additional layer of Gel memory foam over the polyurethane (PU) memory foam. ILD rating of gel foam is relatively low. But it transfers the weight onto the PU layer. Gelprovides softness for your body, while PU provides firmness. Combination of these two factors increases the comfort level while sleeping.
It is called resilience. You might have seen children jumping and dancing on memory foam mattress in your home.They bounce on the mattress due to the rebound pressure offered by the foam.If this factor is higher, pressure relief points on the mattress can work more efficiently. Me top two memory foam layers can carry weight without experiencing an excess of stretching. It can also mean better body contour support which in turn increases coziness and comfort factors.
Heat absorbing gel memory foam mattress doesn’t retain it with its layers. It is due to increased risk of rupture within a few years. So, the design principles follow two methods of dissipating this heat.Transfer to the base layer or conversion into another form of energy for providing pressure and pain relief for your body while you sleep.The first form of transfer puts extra stress on the base layer. It can transfer heat onto bed frame if it is made of metal. When placed on a wooden bed frame, the heat gets trapped within the base layer. Since it has no way of retaining it longer, it transfers heat back to the top layer. This type of thermal circulation can also significantly reduce the lifespan of the mattress.
Hence,the best method is to convert heat into energy for pain and pressure relief.The sectional memory foam mattress consists of many horizontal sections from head to your feet. It can transfer the heat to the feet and legs section to induce faster and deeper sleep. Hence, the heat gets utilized. It also transfers part of the heat to the abdomen and hips section.If you sleep on back posture, it can help relieve lower back pain.Gel memory foam uses this heat for relieving the stress and eliminating fatigue factors from your body.
Low-density mattress can absorb shocks from abrupt posture change only for short duration. Then the cells start breaking down. You may have to change the foam layer frequently. Our experiments with a body weight of 198LBs and above showed significant differences in reaching breakdown point with time.High-density memory foam mattress with multiple layers can absorb shock better.By keeping the rebound pressure high, it is possible to reduce the impact of shocks on the foam layers.
By increasing base foam thickness to 6” it is possible to provide better support for your body while resting. Transition foam of 3” and memory foam of 3” with gel memory foam of 3” thickness can increase the lifespan of mattresses at least by 5 to 6 years. It is not only due to weight distribution, but also support for different sleeping postures. If you are a side sleeper,the top gel memory foam can adjust its cells around your body to give you maximum support and comfort.PU foam can distribute your body weight around your body with spinal cord acting as a balancing point. Hence, the probability of losing your balance and changing to a back or stomach posture will be almost zero.
If you are a back posture sleeper, the density of PU memory foam will be higher, while the density of gel memory foam can remain the same. This sort of construction can also increase lifespan. If you happen to be a stomach sleeper,the thickness and density of transition and comfort layers have to be more.We have considered the BMI factor from an upper limit of the standard range to the low to high obesity levels. Practical experiments have shown that any mattress which can support higher BMI can certainly extend its support for normal BMI also.
Preventive Maintenance to Increase The Life of Your Memory Foam Mattress
The finest range of quality memory foam mattresses can have a long life when you can follow certain simple preventive maintenance procedures.They can protect your mattress from mold and mildew, dust and dirt, germs and microorganisms.Maintenance keeps your mattress free from moisture and dampness due to sweating.
Vacuum your memory mattress once a week to remove dirt and particles. Make sure you have used the upholstery attachment to regulate pressure.If the mattress has a zipper, you can open it and vacuum the internals also.Such cleaning is highly useful for assembled mattresses.
You can use antifungal and anti-infectious sprays to eliminate the harmful elements from your memory foam mattress. But you have to make sure they are free from moisture and dry off naturally.
Cleaning agents without moisture content such as vinegar can help in removing stains. You may also use the off the shelf products after reading the ingredient specifications.
Drying the memory foam mattress in the open air without exposing it to the direct sunlight is one of the simplest and safest methods after cleaning. It will also eliminate the pungent odor of the spray
How Long Do Memory Foam Mattresses Last – Summary
BMI VS Mattress Density
If your BMI is within the healthy range and you sleep alone, you may opt for amedium density mattress with three foam layers. If you are a couple with healthy BMI, you can opt for thesame type of mattress with high resistance for motion transfer.If your BMI is anywhere near the stage of obesity, it is better to opt for a high-density mattress.
Make sure you check the above-listed parameters in detail before placing an order. Then you can select the best mattress that supports your sleeping posture, Body Mass Index (BMI) and usage pattern. If you constantly change your posture during sleep, it is better to opt for Hybrid /composite mattress with four to five layers of foam. The top layer being Gel memory foam and the layer beneath that being PU foam.You can opt for a mattress company which gives you a free trial period of at least 15 nights.Then you can evaluate the mattress quality and durability.
CASPER BEDS: 9 POPULAR QUESTIONS about this redesigned mattress
And the one thing you absolutely MUST DO.
The Casper bed has been making waves for a couple of years. But in March 2016, this memory foam sleep mattress received a makeover.
Before this, it was a firmer mattress. Now these beds have a soft layer of polyurethane foam between the firmer foam base and the memory foam layer. This layer is meant to allow a gradual transition between the memory foam and the base to give you added comfort without sacrificing support. The foam base isnвЂ™t as thick as it used to be.
But, is it still firm enough? And what causes the most buyer problems with this memory foam mattress?
(Buying from links on this website sometimes adds a bit of cash to my lumpy mattress fund. It doesn’t cost you more. And helps me spread sweet dreams everywhere.)
Buyers’ Biggest problem with Casper Beds
It’s not the firmness, or the construction. It’s confusion over the differences between the Amazon and Casper direct return policies. To put it most simply, right now there aren’t any differences.
- Buy through Amazon: The 100 Night Trial period now applies when you order through Amazon. If you don’t like it, arrange a large item return by calling 1-888-280-4331. From there, select option 2, and ask to be transferred to the Large Item Returns Department!
- Buy through Casper: You have 100 days to make your request.
Both companies have superb customer service regarding returns. In both cases you’ll probably know within a couple of weeks if this is the bed for you. But you’ve got to know the rules and stay within the time frames or you will be very unhappy.
Now on to how people feel about the mattress itself.
#1 – Casper Mattress Review – Too Firm or Too Soft for You?
Back Sleepers?ItвЂ™s very well suited for back sleepers. But people under 115 lbs may not be able to benefit from the conforming feature of this bed because they donвЂ™t sink in enough.
Side Sleepers?The changes they made in March 2016 made it much better for side sleepers. Smaller people may still experience pressure points. These changes have also made it better than the old model for older people or people with arthritis.
Stomach Sleepers?More than 3/4 of stomach sleepers will find it comfortable. For the rest it may not be firm enough or have enough support.
Cold weather?Because the top layer is latex, it wonвЂ™t get as hard in the cold as regular memory foam. But using a heating pad wonвЂ™t harm the mattress or void the warranty.
Does it come with a topper?No, it doesnвЂ™t. Sometimes if people call to return the mattress because itвЂ™s too firm, the company offers a free or discounted topper to make the bed a bit more plush. Now that theyвЂ™ve added the extra layer, that isnвЂ™t happening as often.
Edge Support?Most people can sit on the edge to put on their shoes without the bed collapsing under them.
Sitting up in bed?While watching TV or reading, you will sink down a little bit. It will poof back up after you move.
#2 – Do You Need a Box Spring?
No.You donвЂ™t need a box spring with your Casper bed. But you can use one to modify your support or to make your mattress higher. You can also use a flat platform, some metal frames, other foundations, or even the floor. ItвЂ™s probably too much for a futon or a futon platform bed to handle.
You can use some slatted base platforms. However, the slats or supports must be no more than 3вЂќ apart. If they are more spread out than that it will not provide enough support and will void your warranty.
#3 – Will Off-Gassing, Smells or Odors bother you?
The different foams in the mattress are CertiPur certified, and that includes low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds).
According to most reviews, this memory foam mattress has no smell or off-gassing to deal with. Others buyers say it takes 24 hours to gas off. A few people canвЂ™t ever get used to it. If you are still bothered by a smell after a week, have them come and take the mattress away and collect your refund.
#4 -Will Your Latex Allergy Flare up?
Latex allergies are usually caused by a reaction to a protein in natural latex. The latex foam in the Casper mattress is synthetic latex foam. It doesnвЂ™t have that protein.
You also have a fire-protection sock and a mattress cover between you and the latex anyway.
However, if you are severely allergic to latex, be aware that CasperвЂ™s plant uses non-synthetic latex for some other products, so there is a small risk of cross-contamination.
#5 – How Does It Perform For Heavy People?
Lighter people are the ones who most often complain that the Casper bed is too firm.
Moderately heavy people report that they sink in a bit more and it contours to their bodies very well.
Casper was designed to hold a total weight of 450 lbs and they recommend that individuals be 250 lbs or less. You have the usual Amazon 30-day period to find out if it works for you (100 days if you buy direct – see the warranty information below).
#6 – Do Casper beds sleep hot?
Some people found it to be neutral or slightly warmer than their previous beds. Removing the mattress pad can fix this. A small subset of buyers were fine with it but thought it might be too hot for two people.
#7 – What About Motion Transfer?
The Casper bed holds up on this front. The dogs and kids can walk around on your mattress, your partner can roll over or get in and out, and you wonвЂ™t notice. You also wonвЂ™t get sucked into the "valley" if your sleeping partner is heavier than you are.
#8 – What Is The Warranty? How about returns?
RETURNS:If you purchase through Amazon you get the usual Amazon 30-day warranty. Call Amazon at 866-216-1072BEFORE your 30 days are upand ask to speak with a вЂњLarge ItemsвЂќ team member to get the return started. You donвЂ™t have to try to compress it again. Amazon will arrange for the pickup and transportation.
You get the 100-night return period if you buy it directly from Casper вЂ“ just phone them and theyвЂ™ll have it picked up and taken to a local charity
Their return policy is one of their main marketing features, so if you donвЂ™t like it after a couple of weeks, say bye-bye. Here’s 5 key things to remember about warranty claims:
- Keep your proof of purchase with a date in case you have to send it back
- You canвЂ™t put it back in the box; it will be picked up as it is
- Any indentations that develop (otherwise known as ‘body shadows’) need to be more than one inch deep to qualify for the warranty coverage. And only on mattresses that have had a proper bed base or foundation to support them.
- Expect it to soften up over time
- The extended warranty doesn’t cover things like вЂњcomfort preferenceвЂќ
#9 -How is the redesigned casper bed constructed?
Made in the USA, the Casper mattress has a knitted zippered cover rather than an elastic cover. It comes compressed and vacuum-sealed in a box and expands when opened. The box it comes in is 20"W x 21"L x 41"H.
ItвЂ™s not the average mattress. Inside it there is a combination of foams layers to provide you with body contouring, comfort, springiness, stability вЂ“ along with breathability to keep you cool.
Here’s how this memory foam mattress is constructed from the top down:
- Zippered, knitted cover
- Fire protection enclosure
- 1.5вЂќ Open-cell latex foam вЂ“ breathable for circulation to keep you cool
- 1.5вЂќ High density memory foam вЂ“ for comfort
- 1.5вЂќ The new proprietary вЂњtransitionвЂќ support foam layer
- 5вЂќ Polyurethane support foam base
Will I need to flip it?No, you do not have to endure that. Only one side is designed for sleeping on.
Are there flame retardant chemicals in the foam?The Casper mattress materials donвЂ™t contain flame retardant chemicals. In fact, the CertiPur certification includes вЂњno PBDE flame retardants.вЂќ Instead, there is a flame retardant sock made of woven silica, just inside the cover. It will starve any fire of the oxygen it needs to burn.
Is a mattress protector included?No. But, you should have one. ItвЂ™s important to protect foam mattresses from liquids. What if you spill a mug of chamomile tea or the puppy pees on the bed? You donвЂ™t need a fancy quilted one, though, and that might even make it too hot. You will be just fine with a simple mattress protector.
Bed Sizes Available:
- Twin XL
- King (wider than Queen)
- California King (narrower and longer than King)
Height or Thickness- All the layers of foam add up to 10вЂќ total. If you want it to be higher, youвЂ™ll need to add a box spring or mattress foundation.
Bed Sheets- Use standard fitted sheets, not the вЂњdeep pocket" sheets. Standard sheets (they fit up to 16" deep) will work. These AmazonBasics Microfiber Sheet Sets come in five colors and five sizes.
Moving to a New Home?You probably canвЂ™t roll it back up to move it or store it. It’s a very dense foam mattress. It comes vacuum-packed. Once it has expanded, itвЂ™s a done deal. But itвЂ™s about 20% lighter than most mattresses.
Casper Bed Review Summary
If you’re having trouble deciding whether to choose between this bed and some of the other newer beds here’s links to my reviews on the Leesa memory foam bed and the Tuft and Needle one.
The Most Common Positive Comments on Casper Memory Foam Beds
78% of Casper mattress reviews by Amazon customers (out of 833) gave it five stars. The most common reasons for those were:
- Great bed for the price
- Comfortable and supportive
- It comes in a box and itвЂ™s fun to unpack and set up
- 100-day return policy
- Free pickup if you decide to return it
Other mattress reviewers have mentioned:
- Very few off-gassing complaints
- Superb customer service
- Great if you like a medium-firm (on the firm side) mattress
The Most Common Negative Comments
4% of reviewers on Amazon gave the Casper mattress only one star and the main reason for that was that they found it too firm.
They described it as sleeping on a floor, a brick, or a concrete block. Quite often these are people who weigh less than other buyers. Or side sleepers.
It takes getting used to, but, if you havenвЂ™t been able to do that in two weeks, you probably donвЂ™t need to wait out the 100-day return policy to find out itвЂ™s not for you. Return promptly.
- Some owners report off-gassing.
- Other mattress reviewers have mentioned that there is only one model of the mattress.
Some owners report that the marketing scheme (bloggers getting paid to offer coupon codes) causes reviews to skew positive.Disclaimer:I’m one of those. If you click from this site over to the Casper site using this link and buy there I get a small referral fee. It’s up to you to decide whether this review is skewed in Casper’s favor or not. I’ve tried to be impartial and present the bad with the good.
Read more reviews (hundreds of them) and to check to see if they’re running a good sale today for your size at this Amazon link:Casper Sleep Mattress.