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Casper Sleep launched in 2013, and began selling mattresses the following year. Casper currently offers three mattress models. The Casper and The Essential are constructed with memory foam comfort systems, while The Wave has layers of memory foam and blended latex in the comfort system.
Amerisleep was established in 2007. The company currently offers five memory foam mattress models, each of which has undergone a recent name change: the AS1 (formerly the Americana), the AS2 (formerly the Revere), the AS3 (formerly the Liberty), the AS4 (formerly the Colonial), and the AS5 (formerly the Independence). Although individual specifications vary, all five models feature memory foam comfort systems and polyfoam support cores.
Both Casper and Amerisleep have earned average to above-average customer satisfaction ratings. This page will compare both brands in terms of pricing, construction, and mattress performance, as well as company policies regarding shipping and delivery, returns, and warranty coverage.
Pros of Casper mattresses include:
Pros of Amerisleep mattresses include:
You might not be suited for a Casper mattress if:
You might not be suited for an Amerisleep mattress if:
The table below lists current prices for all Casper and Amerisleep mattresses in each available size.
|Brand||Mattress Model||Twin||Twin XL||Full||Queen||King||California King|
The next table features information about firmness, thickness, and material specifications for each Casper and Amerisleep mattress.
|Brand||Mattress Name||Firmness||Thickness||Support Core Components||Comfort Layer Components||Cover Components|
|Casper||Essential||7.5 (Firm)||8 1/2″||63 lbs||HD Polyfoam||Unspecified Knit Fabric|
|Casper||5 (Medium)||10″||71 lbs||5″ 1.8 PCF Polyfoam||Polyester Blend|
|The Wave||4.5 (Medium Soft)||11 1/2″||109 lbs||5 1/2″ HD Polyfoam||Cotton Blend|
|Amerisleep||AS1||7.5 (Firm)||10″||8″ 1.65 PCF Polyfoam||2″ 4 PCF Memory Foam||77% Polyester|
|AS2||6.5 (Medium Firm)||12″||3″ 1.65 PCF Polyfoam|
7″ 1.8 PCF Polyfoam
|2″ 4 PCF Memory Foam||77% Polyester|
|AS3||5.5 (Medium)||12″||2″ 1.65 PCF Polyfoam|
7″ 1.8 PCF Polyfoam
|3″ 4 PCF Memory Foam||77% Polyester|
|AS4||4.5 (Medium Soft)||12″||1″ 1.65 PCF Polyfoam|
7″ 1.8 PCF Polyfoam
|4″ 4 PCF Memory Foam||77% Polyester|
|AS5||3.5 (Soft)||14″||2″ 1.65 PCF Polyfoam|
7″ 1.8 PCF Polyfoam
|3″ 4 PCF Memory Foam|
2″ 3 PCF Polyfoam
|AS1||7.5 (Firm)||10″||8″ 1.65 PCF Polyfoam||2″ 4 PCF Memory Foam||77% Polyester|
The next four tables compare Casper and Amerisleep based on different company services and policies. The first looks at the shipping and delivery policies of both companies.
|Delivery fee||Free shipping to the U.S. and Canada||Free shipping to the contiguous U.S.|
Additional fees for Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations
|Where do they deliver?||All 50 states and Canada||All 50 states and Canada, Mexico, and other select international destinations|
|How is the mattress shipped?||Compressed, vacuum-sealed, and shipped in a box||Compressed, vacuum-sealed, and shipped in a box|
|Estimated delivery time (from original order)||2 to 5 business days||3 to 5 business days|
Amazon.com (The Casper only)
Amazon.com (select models)
|Amazon.com customer rating||The Casper has a current rating of 4.1; the other two Casper mattresses are not currently sold on Amazon.com||The following Amerisleep mattresses are listed on Amazon.com with customer ratings:|
|Brick-and-mortar availability||Casper operates brick-and-mortar stores in:|
San Francisco, CA
Costa Mesa, CA
West Palm Beach, FL
Chestnut Hill, MA
Short Hills, NJ
New York, NY
White Plains, NY
Huntington Station, NY
King of Prussia, PA
|Amerisleep operates brick-and-mortar showrooms in four Arizona cities: Gilbert, Glendale, Scottsdale, and Tucson|
|Courier used for delivery||UPS Ground||FedEx|
|White Glove delivery?|
For an extra fee, some mattress sellers provide in-home assembly and packaging waste disposal
|Casper offers White Glove delivery anywhere in the U.S.; this service includes in-home mattress assembly and packaging waste disposal||Amerisleep does not offer White Glove delivery at this time|
|Old mattress removal?|
For an extra fee, some mattress sellers will remove a customer’s old mattress during the delivery and transport it to a recycling facility or donation center
|Casper offers old mattress removal with White Glove delivery for an additional charge||Amerisleep does not offer old mattress removal at this time|
The next table includes information about the sleep trials and return policies of Casper and Amerisleep.
|Sleep trial length|
Most sleep trials last at least 60 nights
|100 nights||100 nights|
|Mandatory break-in period?|
Some mattress sellers require mattress buyers to test out their mattress for a certain length of time before they can return or exchange it
Some mattress companies require mattress owners to pay transportation and handling fees associated with their mattress return
|Casper will cover all shipping and handling charges for the mattress return||Amerisleep will cover all shipping and handling charges for the mattress return|
Some mattress sellers allow customers to exchange their mattress for a different model or firmness during the sleep trial
|Exchanges are not available at this time||Mattress exchanges are available after 30 nights have elapsed|
|Full sleep trial available for Amazon.com customers?|
In some cases, Amazon.com customers and others who do not buy their mattress directly from the brand will not qualify for the company’s sleep trial
|Yes; Amazon.com customers are eligible for Casper’s 100-night sleep trial||No; customers who purchase their Amerisleep mattress from Amazon.com will qualify for that site’s standard 30-night sleep trial|
The third table compares the product warranties of Casper and Amerisleep mattresses.
|Warranty length||10 years||20 years|
During nonprorated periods, mattress owners can have their defective mattress replaced without paying a percentage of the original product price
|10 years||10 years|
In most cases, prorated costs of replacing a mattress are calculated by multiplying a percentage of the original product price by the number of years of ownership
|None; this warranty is entirely nonprorated||50% of the original product price; this rate remains flat for the last 10 years|
Some mattress companies hold owners responsible for paying shipping and handling fees associated with repairing or replacing a defective mattress
|Owners cover shipping and handling costs for receiving a repaired or replacement mattress; Casper will cover shipping and handling costs for sending the mattress to the company facility||Amerisleep will cover shipping and handling costs during the nonprorated period, but customers must pay these charges during the prorated period|
In many cases, a mattress seller will void an owner’s warranty if an adequate foundation is not used to support the mattress
|Proper foundations include: a foundation and modern box spring with wooden slats that are no more than 4″ apart; a flat platform bed; and a slatted base made of wood with slats that are no more than 4″ apart||Proper foundations include a solid wood, non-spring, completely flat foundation or bed platform. A box spring is only allowed to be used with at least a three-quarter inch (0.75”) sheet of moisture-resistant plywood placed over the entire box spring. If you are using a slatted base, the slats must be no greater than three inches (3”) apart.’|
Most mattress sellers will only repair or replace indented mattresses if the sagging reaches a certain depth
The final table compares Casper and Amerisleep in terms of customer service and overall brand reputation.
|Customer service rating (1-10)|
This number is based on Tuck data
|Better Business Bureau Rating||A+||A+|
|Online customer chat?||Yes||Yes|
|Phone number||1-888-498-0003 (Calls and texting available)||1-888-811-5053|
|Company email address||Online form||Online form|
This next table compares Casper and Amerisleep mattresses based on performance factors like durability, motion isolation, edge support, and noise potential. All ratings are generated from authentic customer and owner experiences.
|Category||Criteria||Casper Rating||Amerisleep Rating||What Users Say|
|Customer Satisfaction||Based on data collection, this is an overall customer sentiment regarding the X and Y mattresses.||74% (The Wave)|
72% (The Casper)
69% (The Essential)
|Customer satisfaction with both Casper and Amerisleep mattresses varies by model, but the AS3 and AS5 have earned higher ratings than any of Casper’s current models.|
|Durability||The average mattress will perform for at least seven years before it needs to be replaced||Fair (all models)||Fair (All models)||Amerisleep mattresses have durability that is on par with the average memory foam model, or roughly six years. Durability is questionable for Casper mattresses due to limited brand history, but it appears to be fair or better.|
|Motion Isolation||Foam-based mattresses are designed to minimize motion and isolate it from other areas of the sleep surface, which can cut down on nighttime disruptions.||Very Good (all models)||Very Good (All models)||Motion isolation is a strong point for both mattress brands, with many owners saying their bed absorbs and minimizes motion transfer to a significant extent.|
|Sex||Foam-based mattresses are less responsive by design, and may not be as suitable for sex as innerspring or hybrid models.||Fair (The Essential)|
Good (The Casper and The Wave)
|Fair (AS3, AS4, AS5)|
Good (AS1, AS2)
|Neither Casper nor Amerisleep mattresses are particularly responsive nor bouncy, but some may be more suitable for sex than others.|
|Conforming||Foam-based mattresses conform closely to sleeper’s bodies, which can help align the spine, target pressure points, and alleviate back pain||Fair (The Essential)|
Very Good (The Casper and The Wave)
|Good (AS1, AS2)|
Very Good (AS3, AS4, AS5)
|Apart from The Essential, AS1 and AS2, all current mattresses from Casper and Amerisleep offer exceptionally close conforming and above-average pressure relief.|
|Temperature Neutrality||Foam retains more body heat than other materials, and foam mattress owners often ‘sleep hot’ as a result.||Good (The Essential)|
Very Good (The Casper and The Wave)
|Fair (All models)||Amerisleep mattresses tend to sleep somewhat hot, and all three Casper models sleep cooler by comparison.|
|Off-gassing||Some mattresses emit particles when they are unpackaged, accompanied by unpleasant ‘off-gassing’ smells that can last for days.||Fair (The Casper and The Essential)|
Good (The Wave)
|Good (All models)||Odor potential is somewhat high for The Casper and The Essential, but The Wave and all five Amerisleep mattresses very little off-gassing.|
|Edge Support||Because of their construction, foam-based mattresses often provide little to no edge support and may sink prematurely in areas of the bed where people tend to sit.||Fair (The Casper and The Wave)|
Poor (The Essential)
|Poor (All models)||Edge support is a chief complaint among Amerisleep owners, as well as The Essential owners. The Casper and The Wave are somewhat sturdier around the edges.|
|Noise||Foam-based mattresses create little to no noise, due to their lack of springs, coils, and other metal components||Excellent (all models)||Excellent (All models)||According to owners, all Casper and Amerisleep mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.|
|Ease of Moving and Rotating||All mattresses are relatively heavy when it comes to moving and rotating, but some are heavier and more unwieldy than others.||Very Good (The Casper and The Essential)|
Fair (The Wave)
|Fair (All models)||The Casper and The Essential are exceptionally lightweight and fairly easy to move; The Wave and all five Amerisleep mattresses are much heavier by comparison.|
Body weight and sleep position are two important factors to keep in mind when selecting a new mattress. The next table compares Casper and Amerisleep mattresses based on feedback from sleepers in different weight and sleep position groups.
|Mattress Brand||Mattress Model/Series||Sleep Position||Lightweight Sleeper Rating (Less than 130 lbs)||Average Weight Sleeper Rating (130 to 230 lbs)||Heavyweight Sleeper Rating (More than 230 lbs)|
|The Casper||Side||Very Good||Very Good||Good|
|The Wave||Side||Very Good||Very Good||Good|
Casper offers three mattresses that have earned customer satisfaction ratings: The Essential (69%) and The Casper (72%), which have memory foam comfort layers and polyfoam support cores; and The Wave (74%), which features memory foam and blended latex in the comfort system and a polyfoam support core. For more information about Casper, please visit our Casper Mattress Review page.
Amerisleep offers five memory foam mattresses that have earned customer satisfaction ratings: the AS1 (71%), AS2 (69%), AS3 (82%), AS4 (73%), and AS5 (75%). To learn more about Amerisleep, please visit our Amerisleep Mattress Reviews page.
Choosing the right mattress for you can be a difficult decision. Tuck.com strives to help mattress shoppers evaluate different models and decide which product best meets their needs and preferences. To learn more about how we compare products, please visit our Mattress Methodology page.
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