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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.)

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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 Much Does a Mattress Cost?

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How Much Does a Mattress Cost?

There’s no one-size-fits-all price tag for a quality mattress. You can spend as little as $250 and as much as $3,500+ on a new bed. Many factors contribute to a bed’s price: the mattress size, materials used, country of manufacture, and more.

Because there is so much variance in price from size to size and material to material, it can be difficult to get a basic grasp of a price range to expect. For a quick estimate, it’s helpful to compare price ranges for each category of mattress.

Average Mattress Cost by Category:

Mattress CategoryDescriptionPrice RangeAverage Price (Queen)Average Price (Twin)
BudgetAffordable beds, typically all-foam or innerspring construction using basic materials.$250-$1,000$600$400
Mid-RangeMid-range beds, usually all-foam, innerspring, or hybrid using quality materials.$500-$1,500$1,000$600
LuxuryLuxurious beds; mostly hybrid and latex construction using high-end materials.$1,200-$3,000+$1,800$1,300

Average Mattress Cost by Material:

Mattress CategoryDescriptionPrice RangeAverage Price (Queen)Average Price (Twin)
InnerspringAffordable beds, typically all-foam or innerspring construction using basic materials.$500-$1,200+$1,050$600
All-FoamMid-range beds, usually all-foam, innerspring, or hybrid using quality materials.$250-$1,200+$1,050$500
LatexLuxurious beds; mostly hybrid and latex construction using high-end materials.$1,000-$2,500+$2,000$1,100
HybridHybrid beds combine traditional metal coils with layers of foam materials, to create a good blend of comfort and support.$1,000-$3,000+$2,050$1,150

Factors Influencing Mattress Price

A wide variety of factors can contribute to the overall cost of a new bed. The most significant ones are:

Material & Construction:Perhaps the biggest cost factor for a new bed are the materials used, and the quality and craftsmanship that goes into making the mattress. Hybrid beds (which have both innerspring coils and foam) are typically more expensive than all-foam models. And beds made from luxury or specialty materials, such as latex, are also pricier than standard memory foam. Even all-foam beds can have a significant amount of variance in price, depending on the type of foam used. Polyfoam is relatively inexpensive, while memory foam and specialty materials such as copper-infused memory foam can add to the cost of a bed.

Mattress Size:The price of a mattress will scale directly with the size. Smaller beds, such as Twins, generally cost about half as much as large King size beds. Less popular bed sizes, including California King and Twin XL are also slightly more expensive than similarly sized mattresses in more traditional sizes. Refer to the table above to get an idea of mattress prices by size.

Online vs. In-Person:While it may seem logical to purchase a mattress in a brick-and-mortar store where you can test it out, it will almost always be more expensive to go this route. A Consumer Reports investigation found that local mattress stores were selling mattresses at markups of up to 900% – which means customers were paying $3,000 for a mattress that cost about $300 to make. Online mattress retailers have far lower overhead costs, and are able to sell at much smaller margins. By shopping for a mattress online, you can save a good amount of money.

Warranty & Return Terms:Most new beds come with some sort of warranty, and most manufacturers also offer some sort of return policy. The details of these policies can influence the initial purchase cost, with longer warranties typically adding some cost to your initial purchase price.

Additional Costs for a New Mattress

The initial purchase price of a mattress is the biggest expense, but it’s not the only one. There are some extra expenses that you’ll want to budget for:

Shipping & Setup Costs:Depending on where you buy your mattress, you may have to cover the cost of shipping, in-home delivery and/or setup. If not included in the purchase price, expect to spend $50-$100 on shipping, and even more on white-glove in-home delivery. Some companies even offer removal of your old bed, for an additional fee. Many online companies now offer free shipping, so make sure to shop around.

Foundations & Accessories:Beyond the initial mattress purchase, you’ll also need to consider the cost of any accessories you will need. A foundation/box spring can be a major cost, and even small things like bedding can add up. The cost of these items varies significantly, but as with mattresses themselves, accessory prices tend to scale with the mattress size you purchase (so King accessories will cost significantly more than Twin). Likewise, odd sizes like California King and Twin XL are more difficult to find accessories for, and many options are more expensive for these sizes.

Warranty & Returns:Some mattress warranties – as well as return policies – have expenses associated with them. For instance, some manufacturers require the customer to pay for return shipping during a warranty claim, or there may be “restocking” fees associated with a product return. Be sure to check the terms of each policy before purchasing.

The Casper mattress, according to the company, is better than any other brand due to the one-of-a-kind ergonomic alignment, the premium foams for luxurious comfort and the airy layers which keeps you nice and cool while asleep.

Offering a 100-night risk-free trial period, they offer the “sleep better or your money back — no springs attached.”

How much does a Casper mattress cost?

The cost of a Casper mattress will depend on a few factors, including the type of mattress and the size. With a few options available, we compiled the costs we found on the official website at the time of this publishing:

ModelPrices (as of 2018)
The Casper– Twin: $595
– Twin XL: $645
– Full: $895
– Queen: $995
– King: $1,195
– CAL King: $1,195
The Essential– Twin: $350
– Twin XL: $400
– Full: $500
– Queen: $600
– King: $725
– CAL King: $725
The Wave– Twin: $1,095
– Twin XL: $1,195
– Full: $1,695
– Queen: $1,995
– King: $2,395
– CAL King: $2,395

NOTE:These prices are as of 2018 and are subject to change. Use this as an estimate only for reference purposes.

All shipping and returns are free in the United States and Canada.

The mattress options

The Casper– The company’s signature mattress, featuring Zoned Support™ for alignment and maximum comfort
– 4 layers of foam, including pressure-relieving foam
– Breathable, open-cell foams to help you sleep cool
The Essential– The company’s "streamlined" mattress
– Equipped with a durable, zip-off cover that’s able to stand years of use
– Breathable, open-cell foams to help you sleep cool
– 3 layers of foam, including pressure-relieving foam
The Wave– The most advanced mattress offered by the company, featuring Hyper-Targeted Support™ for ergonomic spine alignment
– 5 layers of foam, including a cushioning top layer
– Breathable, open-cell foams to help you sleep cool

The extra optional costs

Pillows:Bed pillows range from $75 for a standard to $95 for a king. According to the company, the pillows are filled with nearly a billion coated fibers, creating an adaptive liquid-like feel that is able to respond to your movement while you sleep. The outer part, offering a plush and cushioning feel, features longer fiber, with each individually blown into the cover.

Sheet Sets:A standard sheet set, depending on the size, can range anywhere from $100 for a twin to as much as $170 for a king or $190 to $310 if you wanted to add a duvet cover. Each set, coming in a variety of colors, is available at local Target stores or via online and will include one flat fitted sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases. If you don’t want the set, then you can purchase either the duvet cover separately, starting at $90 or the pillowcase set on its own, which starts at $50, again, based on the size.

Down Duvet:The down duvet insert, made of breathable cotton, is said to be the best temperature regulator out there, according to the product’s description, making it comfortable for any season. A twin will retail for $250, a queen will retail for $290, and a king will cost $350.

Mattress Protector:Ranging from $85 to $105, depending on the size of your mattress, the Casper mattress protector keeps your mattress looking like new by protecting it from any stains, spills or from simple wear and tear. Using the same material premium outdoor gear uses, this protector is small enough to keep the spills out but large enough to let the air in, allowing your mattress to stay cool and clean.

Bed Frame:Designed to work with the mattress foundation, this 100% recycled steel bed frame can range from $95 for a twin to as much as $125 for a king.

Dog Mattress:Aside from the mattresses made for humans, the company also offers a dog mattress for a variety of dog sizes. Designed by the same engineering team who created the sleep products, the dog mattress, ranging from $125 to $225, offers the same sleep surface and return policy.

Casper vs. Lessa vs. Tuft and Needle

CasperLeesaTuft and Needle
Layers3+ foam layers, depending on which mattress you choose3 foam layers2 foam layers
Mattress Height9.5"10"10"
Coverwhite and grey, soft to the touch and stretchyone seamless piece of fabricvery thin, entirely white with the logo emobossed
Warranty10 years10 years10 years
Trial Period100 days100 days100 days
Pricesee above$525-$1,195$325-$700
ReturnFull refund; they will take mattress back for freeFull refund; they will take mattress back for freeFull refund; they will take mattress back for free

Tips to know

The company works with the financing company, Affirm, to help break up your payments into flexible monthly payments as little as 0% interest and $84 a month.

All mattresses, as per the company’s warranty page, come equipped with a 10-year limited warranty.

To test the mattress, some Target locations have begun to allow you to try it in person.

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How Much Does A Casper Queen Mattress Cost

Casper bed mattress is one of the most popular memory foam mattresses today. The business has actually won several awards. The Casper mattress has actually featured on Business Insider, Fortune, CNN, Tech Insider, Inc. and Forbes to name a few reputed print and electronic media. You can shop for Casper bed mattress on Amazon, there is the official site and you can now likewise buy it at Target shops. The business also has its own official brick and mortar stores at San Francisco and Torrance in California, Denver in Colorado, West Palm Beach in Florida, Atlanta in Georgia, Chicago in Illinois, Boston in Massachusetts, Short Hills in New Jersey, White Plains and Huntington Station in New York and one in the city, King of Prussia in Pennsylvania, Austin and Houston in Texas. How Much Does A Casper Queen Mattress Cost

Casper bed mattress has actually been purchased by practically half a million people. The bed mattress is particularly known for its engineering accomplishment, for causing a feeling of weightlessness, for assisting in breathability regardless of being a memory foam bed mattress and hence being a little bit more comfortable than some similar mattresses that have the tendency to get quite hot and unpleasant through the night, particularly during summer and damp seasons. Casper bed mattress includes a hundred night trial totally free returns. You can buy the bed mattress online or at a store and you would get very same day white glove delivery in a couple of locations.

Features of Casper Mattress

The flagship product of the company has a layer of memory foam and a layer of poly foam atop it. The top layer is springy to make sure a sense of balance and convenience. It likewise adds to the sensation of weightlessness as soon as you set. The foams are breathable owing to the open cells in the top layer so you would not feel too hot or unpleasant. Sweating is not a concern with Casper mattress. It includes a zip-off knit cover that is rather simple to tidy and maintain, hence guaranteeing resilience. The bounce is not the very best amongst memory foam mattresses as Casper is a little bit more resistant but sleepers will feel some sensible bounce, which is quite preferable and provides remedy for pressure. The density of the memory foam is high enough to offer adequate assistance to the various pressure points in the human body. There is a transition layer that distributes your bodyweight uniformly. The base layer along with the 3 other layers is strong enough to provide stable support and they contribute to the resilience of the whole Casper bed mattress.

The open cell responsive memory foam has an adaptive capability and it also supports transition as you move from one position to another shifting your bodyweight. The Casper mattress comes in six sizes. Twin is 39” x 75” x 10” and weighs 44 lbs. Twin XL is 39” x 80” x 10” and weighs 46 lbs. Full is 54” x 75” x 10” and weighs 60 lbs. Queen is 60” x 80” x 10” and weighs 71 lbs. King is 76” x 80” x 10” and weighs 91 lbs. CAL King is 72” x 84” x 10” and weighs 90 lbs. All Casper mattresses are designed and assembled in the United States. The foams used in Casper mattresses have Certi-Pur certification. The certification implies the foams were made without any chemicals that cause ozone depletion. The materials are also regulated according to the volatile organic compound emissions standards for quality of indoor air as stipulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Casper mattress comes with 10 years limited warranty. There is free shipping & free returns in the United States and Canada. Shipments are via UPS Standard in the US and Canada. Shipping takes three to five business days depending on the location. Same day delivery is available in parts of Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City.

Casper Mattress Price

Casper mattress price starts from $550, which is the cost of the Twin size. Twin XL would cost $600, Full is $800, Queen is $950, King is $1,150 and CAL King is also $1,150. You can look for a Casper mattress coupon. Usually, there are offers that can help you save around $50 on the $950 worth Queen Casper mattress. You can find similar discount rates or Casper mattress discount coupon for all sizes. There are affiliates and partners of the business that offer regular discounts. Casper too hosts sales from time to time so you can have the Casper mattress cost reduced to an extent.

Casper Mattress Reviews

There is no scarcity of Casper bed mattress evaluations. There are more than thirty seven thousand Casper mattress examines on the official website alone. You would have the ability to discover Casper bed mattress Amazon evaluations. You can also discover reviews on Target and other affiliate sites. You can describe detailed analyses of Casper Vs Tuft and Needle, Casper Vs Leesa and Casper Vs Purple if you want to compare different mattresses prior to making a notified decision. Casper is a reliable brand name. The company has been around for a while. There are individuals who have been using Casper mattress for many years now and the business has been proving its engineering throughout the years. Dependability or trust is not an issue with the company. If any at all, there could be superior bed mattress out there that will draw your attention far from Casper. How Much Does A Casper Queen Mattress Cost

Nectar Mattress is Superior to Casper Mattress

Nectar and Casper mattresses are both foam mattresses. Both use memory foam but where Casper mattress has one layer of memory foam and one layer of poly foam, Nectar mattress has two layers of memory foam. Casper mattress has four layers while Nectar mattress has five layers. Casper mattress is thinner than Nectar mattress by one and a half inches. Nectar mattress allows your body to sink a bit more than Casper mattress, which is preferred by many as the bodyweight gets distributed all the more evenly and weightlessness is more than just a perception. While both mattresses can isolate motion and are durable, Nectar mattress is considerably cheaper. A queen size Nectar mattress will cost you $795 and that is without any discount. You can easily find a coupon or some discount that will bring down the price by more than $100. Considering the differences, Nectar mattress is clearly superior and it is what you should consider.

Casper mattress is among the most popular memory foam bed mattress right now. The business has won several awards. The Casper mattress has actually featured on Business Insider, Fortune, CNN, Tech Insider, Inc. and Forbes among other reputed print and electronic media. You can purchase Casper bed mattress on Amazon, there is the main website and you can now likewise purchase it at Target shops. The company also has its own official brick and mortar stores at San Francisco and Torrance in California, Denver in Colorado, West Palm Beach in Florida, Atlanta in Georgia, Chicago in Illinois, Boston in Massachusetts, Short Hills in New Jersey, White Plains and Huntington Station in New York and one in the city, King of Prussia in Pennsylvania, Austin and Houston in Texas. How Much Does A Casper Queen Mattress Cost?

Casper bed mattress has actually been acquired by almost half a million people. The mattress is particularly understood for its engineering task, for causing a feeling of weightlessness, for helping with breathability despite being a memory foam bed mattress and thus being a tad more comfy than some comparable bed mattress that have the tendency to get rather hot and unpleasant through the night, particularly during summer season and humid seasons. Casper mattress includes a hundred night trial totally free returns. You can acquire the bed mattress online or at a shop and you would get exact same day white glove shipment in a couple of areas.

Features of Casper Mattress

The flagship item of the business has a layer of memory foam and a layer of poly foam atop it. The top layer is springy to ensure a sense of balance and convenience. It likewise contributes to the feeling of weightlessness when you put down. The foams are breathable owing to the open cells in the leading layer so you would not feel too hot or unpleasant. Sweating is not a problem with Casper bed mattress. It features a zip-off knit cover that is rather easy to tidy and preserve, thus ensuring toughness. The bounce is not the best amongst memory foam bed mattress as Casper is a little more resistant however sleepers will feel some reasonable bounce, which is rather preferable and provides remedy for pressure. The density of the memory foam is high enough to supply appropriate support to the different pressure points in the body. There is a shift layer that disperses your bodyweight uniformly. The base layer in addition to the 3 other layers is strong enough to supply stable assistance and they add to the sturdiness of the entire Casper bed mattress.

The open cell responsive memory foam has an adaptive capability and it also supports transition as you move from one position to another shifting your bodyweight. The Casper mattress comes in six sizes. Twin is 39” x 75” x 10” and weighs 44 lbs. Twin XL is 39” x 80” x 10” and weighs 46 lbs. Full is 54” x 75” x 10” and weighs 60 lbs. Queen is 60” x 80” x 10” and weighs 71 lbs. King is 76” x 80” x 10” and weighs 91 lbs. CAL King is 72” x 84” x 10” and weighs 90 lbs. All Casper mattresses are designed and assembled in the United States. The foams used in Casper mattresses have Certi-Pur certification. The certification implies the foams were made without any chemicals that cause ozone depletion. The materials are also regulated according to the volatile organic compound emissions standards for quality of indoor air as stipulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Casper mattress comes with 10 years limited warranty. There is free shipping & free returns in the United States and Canada. Shipments are via UPS Standard in the US and Canada. Shipping takes three to five business days depending on the location. Same day delivery is available in parts of Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City.

Casper Mattress Price

Casper mattress price starts from $550, which is the cost of the Twin size. Twin XL would cost $600, Full is $800, Queen is $950, King is $1,150 and CAL King is also $1,150. You can look for a Casper mattress coupon. Usually, there are offers that can help you save around $50 on the $950 worth Queen Casper mattress. You can discover comparable discount rates or Casper mattress voucher for all sizes. There are affiliates and partners of the business that offer regular discount rates. Casper too hosts sales from time to time so you can have the Casper mattress price decreased to a level.

Casper Mattress Reviews

There is no dearth of Casper mattress reviews. There are more than thirty seven thousand Casper mattress reviews on the main site alone. You would have the ability to find Casper mattress Amazon reviews. You can also find reviews on Target and other affiliate websites. You can refer to in-depth analyses of Casper Vs Tuft and Needle, Casper Vs Leesa and Casper Vs Purple if you want to compare different mattresses before making a notified choice. Casper is a trusted brand name. The business has been around for a while. There are individuals who have actually been using Casper mattress for several years now and the company has actually been proving its engineering throughout the years. Dependability or trust is not an issue with the business. If any at all, there might be remarkable bed mattress out there that will draw your attention away from Casper. How Much Does A Casper Queen Mattress Cost?

Nectar Mattress is Superior to Casper Mattress

Nectar and Casper mattresses are both foam mattresses. Both use memory foam but where Casper mattress has one layer of memory foam and one layer of poly foam, Nectar mattress has two layers of memory foam. Casper mattress has four layers while Nectar mattress has five layers. Casper mattress is thinner than Nectar mattress by one and a half inches. Nectar mattress allows your body to sink a bit more than Casper mattress, which is preferred by many as the bodyweight gets distributed all the more evenly and weightlessness is more than just a perception. While both mattresses can isolate motion and are durable, Nectar mattress is considerably cheaper. A queen size Nectar mattress will cost you $795 and that is without any discount. You can easily find a coupon or some discount that will bring down the price by more than $100. Considering the differences, Nectar mattress is clearly superior and it is what you should consider.

How Much Does a Good Mattress Cost?

You can get a mattress for as little as $100, but would you really want to sleep on that? On the other hand, you don’t need to spend 6 figures, either. The price of a mattress depends on many things, including the type of mattress and the materials used to construct it. Usually, you can get a great bed for less than $1500.

Mattress Types

The first thing to decide is what type of bed you’re looking for. You may want to lay on a few to see what you like. You should also consider other factors when you’re choosing the type of bed you want. Look at the table below. Figure out what factors are important to you, and see if any one type of bed stands out.

Mattress TypeSupportHeatGood for SexOdorLifespan
FoamVery goodPoor to fairFairPoor8 years
LatexGoodFairGoodFair10 years
InnerspringGoodVery goodVery goodVery good7 years
HybridVery goodGoodVery goodFair9 years

These mattresses are made of high-density foam that conforms to your body as you sleep. They are supportive and comfortable, but they can hold heat so sleepers end up hot in the night. Some foam mattresses are made entirely of one kind of foam, while others have layers of different types. Memory foam and polyfoam are the most common materials for mattresses in this category.

Latex

These are similar to foam mattresses except that they use a latex foam instead of polyurethane or memory foams. These don’t hold heat like foam mattresses, but some people find them less comfortable. They are made from natural latex, synthetic latex, or a combination of the two. You can even get certified organic latex if you really want it.

Innerspring

Innerspring mattresses are your traditional coil mattresses. You can choose mattresses by the number of coils, whether the coils are in individual pockets, and the quality of padding between the coils and the sleeper. The padding is made up of layers of different materials designed to make the mattress softer and firmer, depending on sleeper preference.

Hybrid

Hybrid mattresses combine coils with foam or latex. The coils form one layer of the mattress, with the foam or latex layers on top. In hybrid mattresses, the coils are in individual pockets with foam or latex between the pockets. Some hybrid mattresses feature multiple layers of smaller coils and foam or latex, too. These beds are designed to be the best of both worlds.

Average Mattress Costs

Different mattress types have different price ranges. If you are concerned about how much your bed will cost, check out the table below and choose a bed type that tends to be less expensive. Note that the price range is for all bed sizes. In general, the average cost is for a Queen size bed.

Mattress TypePrice Range (twin to king)Average Cost (queen)
Foam$325-$1400$860
Latex$450-$5,000$1600
Innerspring$100-$2500$950
Hybrid$250-$4000$1850

What Factors Influence the Price of a Mattress?

Each type of mattress has different factors that influence how much it costs. In general, these focus on the type and quality of material used in the mattress. However, this plays out differently for each mattress type.

Foam Mattress Cost Considerations

When it comes to foam mattresses, cost often comes down to the density of the foam used in the mattress. In general, higher density foam is better. However, you can get foam that is so dense it ceases to be comfortable or supportive. For most people, ideal foam density is between 5.3 and 6.2 pounds.

Less dense foam is cheaper because it degrades faster and it stops returning to its original shape. This means that it is becoming less supportive and won’t last as long. Unfortunately, in the cheapest beds, this can even happen in a matter of a few months. You may pay less up front, but you’ll have to buy a new bed sooner, too.

Sometimes, you can find a foam bed with a layer of less dense foam on top of a layer of higher density foam. This can be the best of both worlds: you get the pressure-point relief of lower density foam with the support of higher density foam, for a price that’s somewhere in between.

Some specialty foams – like the copper-infused memory foam shown here – are more expensive.

Specialty foams, like those infused with copper or gel, will also be more expensive. Manufacturers claim that these additives make beds cooler, more comfortable, or both.

Polyfoam is different from memory foam, and it is less expensive, too. You may want to try a polyfoam bed before you buy it, though, or at least get a bed with a good return policy. Some people don’t notice much of a difference between the foams, while others don’t like the polyfoam nearly as much as the memory foam.

Latex Mattress Cost Considerations

The cost of a latex mattress depends a lot on the type of latex used. There are two processes that produce latex: the Dunlop process and the Talalay process. In general, Dunlop latex is denser while Talalay is softer. Talalay tends to be more expensive than Dunlop, though it’s also often described as more comfortable. The best deal may be a mattress that contains both, combining the supportive qualities of Dunlop with the pressure-point relief of Talalay.

Latex foam is created in one of two ways, the Dunlop or Talalay process.

If you want natural latex in your mattress, you will pay more than if you’re willing to have the synthetic version. Mattresses marked “100% natural latex” will be the most expensive, but that latex is tested to make sure it is, in fact, all natural. Some people complain about allergies to natural latex, but others like the fact their bed is all natural.

All-natural, organic latex mattresses cost even more. Just as organic food costs more because it requires different materials to grow the plants and be certified as organic, all-natural, organic latex beds are more expensive, too. If going organic is important to you, you can find these mattresses…you’ll just have to pay more for them.

Innerspring Mattress Cost Considerations

Traditionally, the quality of an innerspring mattress has been measured by its coil count. More coils made it more comfortable and, usually, more expensive. However, a high coil count does not guarantee comfort, though it almost always makes the bed cost more.

If possible, find out the gauge of the coils in an innerspring mattress you’re considering. Higher gauged coils are made out of thinner metal and won’t last as long, but they are less expensive. Lower gauged coils will last a long time, but they’ll cost you more.

Coil TypeCoil ShapeCoil GaugePrice
BonnellRounded hourglassAnywhere from low to high$
ContinuousStraight lineMedium to high$
OffsetHourglass with straight endsLow to medium$$
PocketedSpiraled and encasedHigh$$$

The composition of the comfort layer will also affect innerspring mattress pricing. That is the layer between you and the coils since you don’t want to lay directly on them. If this is made out of high-quality foam or latex, the bed will be more expensive. If it’s more like the layer on a traditional mattress, the bed won’t cost as much.

Finally, coils that are placed in individual pockets inside the mattress will cost more than coils that are next to each other with nothing in between. Placing all of that material in there to form the pockets cost something, and manufacturers will pass that cost on to you.

Hybrid Mattress Cost Considerations

First, make sure any hybrid mattress you’re buying is actually a hybrid. Technically, these mattresses need to have at least 2 inches of latex or memory foam in the comfort layer AND in a support core for pocketed coils. A mattress that uses a polyfoam support core does not count as a hybrid bed. Neither does a bed made out of multiple types of foam, without coils.

Some hybrid mattresses feature microcoils as a transitional layer in addition to the pocketed coils in the support core. These usually make the bed more expensive because of the support they add, though, whether they add to the comfort depends on the individual sleeper.

As this cross-section shows, a hybrid mattress uses a coil support base with layers of foam on top.

Beyond that, the price of hybrid mattresses is determined by a combination of the factors mentioned for foam and/or latex and innerspring beds. Higher density foam will be more expensive, as will lower gauge coils. All-natural latex will cost more, while synthetic will be less of an investment.

How to Get the Best Deal on Your Mattress

No matter how much or how little you spend, a mattress is a major investment. You want to spend your money well, but it never hurts to get a really good deal. Here are some ways to get the best price possible on your mattress.

Buy Online

Online-only mattress stores are becoming more and more popular, for good reason. These beds tend to be cheaper than what you can buy in the store, simply because these sellers don’t have to worry about the cost of a showroom. Many of these mattresses are high quality and score well when it comes to comfort and support, too.

Wait for a Deal

Get a further discount by waiting for a good deal. Cyber Monday, Amazon Prime day (if your mattress is available on Prime), Black Friday, Labor Day and more are all days where discounts are common. If you really need to score a good price to be able to buy the mattress you want, one of these days may offer the deal you need.

Get a Referral Deal

Many online mattress companies offer special deals if you buy through someone who refers you to them. They have deals worked out with bloggers and other people who have an online presence. When you buy through these folks, you can get a few extra dollars off your mattress.

Negotiate

It’s always worthwhile to ask if you can get a better deal. Most online mattress retailers have a number you can call. So call it and tell them you really like their bed but you can’t afford it. Gush if you need to, and offer proof of your financial situation. Many times, they can direct you to a coupon or help you find another way to save on your new mattress.

A mattress is an investment, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. If you need a new bed, it should be possible to get what you need without having to put yourself under financial stress. As a last resort, many mattress companies will allow you to make payments on your bed, though you will end up paying more than the retail price by the time you’re done.

In the end, your investment will be worth your while. When you have a bed that is comfortable and supports you well, you should sleep better. And good sleep is worth more than any price tag!

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