Casper started working in 2014 with its flagship that was designed as a Medium Firm – 5.5 on the firmness scale. It also has a high-density foam support core and triple-layer comfort system that combines polyfoam and memory foam. Since they started operating, they have released two more models, the Casper Essential and the Casper Wave. Both models are made of memory foam, but the Casper Wave is a Medium Soft or 5.5 on the scale and made of memory foam and latex, while the Casper Essential is a Firm or 7.5 model entirely made of memory foam. Casper mattresses are suitable for individuals who like to sleep on either all-foam or latex-and-foam beds. They offer great support and comfort for sleepers who have frequent back, neck and shoulder pain aches and for couples.

Unlike Casper, the Tempur-Pedic models have been on the market since 1992. Today they have eleven main models that all have memory foam in their comfort layers. The Tempur-Pedic is one of the first brands that popularized the use of memory foam in mattresses. Among these models are three exclusive mattress collections – Contour, Adapt, and Cloud, as well as the standalone model – GrandBed. All of the models have a similar construction, with different thickness and firmness settings. The Cloud and Contour mattresses have high-density polyfoam support cores, and two of the beds from the Adapt series have convoluted polyfoam support but are available as hybrids with pocketed springs too. In terms of firmness level,  the Cloud models are classified as Soft or 3, the GrandBed is a Medium Soft or a 4, while Contour models are Firm or 7 on the scale. The Adapt models have three different firmness options – 3, 5 and 7.Tempur-Pedic mattresses are suitable for people who like their beds to be all-foam or hybrid models and for those who like higher-profile beds. They are also great for couples and individuals that have frequent aches and pains.

Casper Mattress

Casper is a Medium Firm foam mattress with a 5.5 firmness setting that is excellent for back pain. The bed weighs 71 lbs, and it can be bought at an affordable price of $1,195 for a Queen size. With the mattress, comes free shipping, a 120-month warranty, and 100-day sleep trial. It is constructed out of three comfort layers, with the top and bottom layers made of polyfoam and the middle layer of memory foam.

The cover is made from a thick, soft polyester blend with a zipper that allows the cover to be removed for cleaning. Because of the material, the cover will snap back quickly, and it will not bunch up during the night. The comfort layer is made of a material that is latex-like foam. The construction provides some bounce, but the person also gets a zoned feel that gives pressure and pain relief to many areas of the body, while being able to sink into the foam properly. With the Casper, you will experience minimal body heat absorption and sleep relatively cool through the night.

The middle layer made of memory foam provides an excellent body-contouring feeling without interfering with the extended pressure relief of the top layer. At the bottom is a zoned support system that is constructed from two types of polyfoam – one soft and one durable. The foams are firmer under the person’s back and hips and softer under the shoulders, head, legs, and neck.

With excellent motion, the bed minimizes movement to a great extent, making it suitable for couples. However, it doesn’t rank high in terms of sex because it is not responsive or bouncy enough. The edge support is minimal with possible sinkage around the edges, but it is silent when bearing weight. The mattress also has excellent conforming and targeted pressure relief, which is consistent with other mixed foam mattresses. Like other mixed foam models, off-gassing is moderate after purchase.

Casper Essential

Casper Essential is a Firm foam mattress with a 7.5 firmness setting. The model is excellent for hot sleepers, and it is sold at a very inexpensive price of $795 for a Queen size. Along with it comes a 120-month warranty and a 100-day sleep trial that includes free shipping. The Casper weighs 63 lbs and has three comfort layers that are eleven inches high. The model has some design elements that are the same as their signature model, but the aim was to make a more efficient design.

The cover is made from 100% polyester that has a durable feel without any interference with the foam layers below. The top layer s made of a two-inch soft foam layer that provides a zoned feel that gives pressure and pain relief while preventing the body from sinking too deep into the bed. It has a quick response to pressure that makes it comfortable and virtually silent when applying weight. With minimal body heat absorption, the person will be able to sleep reasonably cool. The second comfort layer is made of memory foam that is one inch tall, and it allows the person to sink in more for pressure relief, but without getting stuck or having excessive heat. The bed won’t trap any body heat, which is a common problem for memory foam models.

At the foundation of the mattress is a high-density polyfoam layer that gives deep compression support for the person and support to the whole structure. It is also responsible for the bed’s durability, but since the company has been in business a couple of years, the overall durability of the mattress is yet to be determined. However, the edge support is minimal, with high chances of premature sinkage.

Casper Wave

Casper Wave is a Medium foam mattress with a 4 firmness setting that is excellent for back pain and side sleepers. With 109 lbs, the model is much heavier than the previous two,  with a higher price of $2,295 for a Queen size. It has free shipping included with a 120-month warranty and 100-day sleep trial. The mattress is thirteen inches tall with foam in all five layers.

The cover of the bed is made from a combination of polyester, rayon, and wool. With wool in the mix, the cover will help regulate our body temperature and wick moisture away. It is has a cozy, sweater-like feel and is also thick, which allows good airflow and breathability. Under the cover is a comfort layer that is made of polyfoam. It is very light, soft, and airy with bounce and quick pressure response. A layer of latex foam that is under is responsible for dissipating heat. There is another layer of comfort under, made of memory foam to provide excellent body contouring and targeted pressure relief while the combination of latex and memory foam will allow the body to sink into the bed without getting stuck. Along with that, it is silent when weight is applied.

There is a transition layer before the base of the bed made of polyfoam with a firm gel called Zoned Support that is responsible for support of the bed and body’s sinking – something side and stomach sleepers will appreciate. The bottom layer is made to be firm, with high-density polyfoam that will give the bed its structure and support all the layers above.

Even though the company has been in business for a couple of years, so far owners have reported that the Casper Wave performs moderately with long-term use. The bed also absorbs motion, and it has comfortable conforming features that ensure targeted pressure relief. It is also very responsive and bouncy. It ranks high in terms of sex, so it is suitable for couples. Casper’s Wave also has minimal body heat absorption that helps the person sleep cool. However, there are a couple of odor complaints and reports of sinkage around the edges.

Tempur-Pedic Cloud

The Cloud Series was released in 2009 with six different mattresses that will provide the softest and sinkable surface with proper support that were in demand. The Tempurpedic Cloud models are built with four layers of foam that are almost twelve inches tall.

The Soft models are 3 on the firmness scale, and they are built with both memory and polyurethane foam to provide a soft feeling, adequate amount of sinkage, body contouring, and pressure relief. The weight varies, as does the very high price. For a Queen size, you will need between $3,099 and $4,449. However, the mattress does come with a 120-month warranty, 90-day sleep trial, and free White Glove Delivery in the U.S.

The cover of the bed is made of a mixture of spandex and polyester. It is quite stretchy so that it can quickly snap back and avoid bunching up as you move, but it also gives a soft and breathable feeling. The comfort layer is built from two inches of memory foam that is responsible for the immediate pressure response the bed offers. Under the comfort layer is a transition layer that has added two inches of memory foam. It is very similar to the previous layer, except for it being a bit firmer, but it also extends the body contouring of the last section. Underneath all of this is a support layer with four inches of polyurethane foam. This layer has a quick response to pressure that helps the sleeper’s body transition from memory foam into the denser sections of the mattress, while still giving the mattress great support and structure. At the end of the bed is a foundation made of almost four inches of polyurethane foam that gives the bed its support and shape.

The Cloud models have longer-than-average durability, with a lifespan of at least seven years – much longer than any other memory foam model. They also pride themselves with their extraordinary lack of noise – they are completely silent when bearing weight. With excellent motion, the bed minimizes movement to a great extent, making it much suitable for couples, but it doesn’t rank good for sex because it is not responsive or bouncy enough. The edge support is not so good, and sinkage around the edges is possible. The mattress has excellent conforming and provides targeted pressure relief, but high off-gassing is possible after purchase.

Tempur-Pedic Contour

The Tempurpedic Contour mattresses are some of the earliest models sold by the company. They are built with four separate layers of foam that are almost fourteen inches tall. All models are firm, with 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale, and their weight varies. The price for a Queen size is between $3,099 and $3,899, and the mattress also has free White Glove delivery, a 120-month warranty, and 90-day sleep trial.

The cover of the bed is made from a mixture of spandex and polyester. It is stretchy, soft, thin, and breathable. The first layer is made from two inches of memory foam to give the sleeper cool feeling, comfort, and targeted pressure relief. The second layer also has two inches of memory foam, but it is slightly firmer to provide body contouring and a level of transitional support. The third layer is five inches thick and made of polyurethane foam, which serves as a transition from the comfort foam layer to the firm base foam. The base layer is also made of polyurethane foam, and it provides support and stability to the bed.

These mattresses have a lifespan of at least seven years and excellent motion isolation – making them suitable for couples but not responsive enough for sex. Because they are firmer and conform moderately, they are very suitable for stomach and back sleepers and people in the heavyweight group. They can trap some heat, but they have good temperature regulation and absolutely no noise. Edge support is minimal, and there is a higher odor potential that will disappear in a couple of days.

Tempur-Pedic Adapt

The Adapt models are hybrid mattresses that use both foam and coils. They are 5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, and they offer the best body contouring and pressure relief for back sleepers. The weight varies from 79 lbs for all-foam models to 96 lbs for hybrids. Of course, the same goes for the high price that ranges from $2,199 to $3,999  for a Queen size. The mattress does come with a 120-month warranty, 90-day sleep trial, and free White Glove Delivery in the U.S.

The bed has a knit cotton cover with cooling gel technology and it is removable for washing but it can’t be washed in a machine. The best thing is to use some mild soap and warm water to clean any spills and stains. The first layer is made of memory foam that gives an in-depth and soft feel. The transition layer contains a firmer and denser foam, and it ensures that sleepers won’t feel coils through the top of the mattress. The foundation layer at the bottom is made of one thousand individually wrapped coils that minimize motion transfer while providing proper support. A dense foam layer is around the perimeter of the mattress.

Both memory foam and hybrid mattresses have longer-than-average lifespans with at least seven years of performance. The key strength of the series lies in motion isolation. The foam models have splendid motion isolation, while hybrids have a slightly lesser one, but both absorb and minimize transfer to a significant extent. Additionally, both types have close conforming with great spinal alignment, targeted pain and pressure relief. The responsiveness depends on the design, with the hybrid version being more responsive and better for couples and sex. The temperature neutrality also depends on the design, but foam models are generally warmer than hybrids. However, both types have a dual-layer cooling cover that is extremely helpful for those who sleep hot. Both models are also silent when weight is applied, so it is useful for those that get awaken easily. In terms of off-gassing, it is a frequent complaint, but hybrid models do emit less odor.

Prices

Model Twin Twin XL Full Queen King California King
Casper $695 $745 $1,095 $1,195 $1,495 $1,495
Casper Essential $450 $500 $650 $795 $995 $995
Casper Wave $1,375 $1,475 $2,015 $2,295 $2,995 $2,995
Tempur-Pedic Cloud N/A $2,799 – $4,299 $3,149 / $3,649 $3,299 – $4,799 $3,999 – $5,499 $3,999 – $5,499
Tempur-Pedic Contour N/A $2,799 – $3,799 $3,149 $3,299 – $4,299 $3,999 – $4,999 $5,598 – $7,598
Tempur-Pedic Adapt $1,699 – $2,499 $1,699 – $2,399 $2,049 – $2,849 $2,199 – $3,999 $2,899 – $4,699 $3,398 – $6,998

 

Recommendations

After looking at the important aspects of both brands, here are our recommendations. If you have frequent pains and aches in your back, shoulder, and neck, the Casper would be the best choice. Casper is also suitable if you like low- to medium-profile mattresses or sleep with a partner (and get awaken easily because of the movement or noise). On the other hand, Tempur-Pedic mattresses are also great for those with frequent back, shoulder, and neck pain, but it is more suitable for people who like high-profile mattresses.

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