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Casper vs. GhostBed – Our 2019 Mattress Comparison

Written by - Bill Fish.

The Bottom Line.

  • The Casper is the better choice for those seeking a softer, more plush bed with a traditional memory foam feel.
  • The GhostBed will suit those looking for a firmer surface that still conforms moderately
  • Both models offer the great motion isolation and pressure relief characteristic of quality memory foam mattresses

64,814 Verified Customer Experiences

83 Unique Review Sources

159 Hours of Lab Testing

5 Sleep Experts Consulted

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  • Casper Mattress
  • GhostBed Mattress
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Casper vs. Ghostbed Mattress Overview

Casper has been in business since 2014. The brand’s flagship mattress, the Casper, features polyfoam and memory foam comfort layers, along with a high-density polyfoam base layer. The mattress is considered ‘Medium’ in terms of firmness, or a 5.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale.

GhostBed was founded in 2015. Its flagship bed, the GhostBed, has comfort layers of synthetic Dunlop latex and gel memory foam, as well as a high-density polyfoam base layer. The GhostBed is ‘Medium Firm,’ or 6.

Please note: Both Casper and Ghostbed offer other mattresses in addition to the models listed above:

  • Casper offers the Casper Essential, a memory foam mattress, and the Casper Wave, a memory foam and latex mattress.
  • GhostBed sells the GhostBed Luxe, a mixed-foam mattress featuring a top layer of phase-change material.

This page will exclusively compare the flagship Casper and GhostBed mattresses. For more information about other beds from these brands, please visit our Casper Mattress Reviews and GhostBed Mattress Reviews pages.

The Casper and GhostBed share similar firmness settings and both have below-average price-points, but these mattresses also differ in several key ways. This guide will compare the unique pros and cons of each mattress, as well as the individual policies and overall reputations of both brands.

Casper

GhostBed

MATTRESS TYPE FoamLatex
FIRMNESS 5.56
PRICE RANGE $995.00$895.00
AVAILABILITY online, in-storeonline
SLEEP TRIAL 100 nights101 nights
WARRANTY LENGTH 10 Year, Limited20 Year
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Ratings Comparison

  • Casper
  • GhostBed

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise

Full Sleep Rating

Criteria
Rating
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
  • Casper
  • GhostBed
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
Durability
Motion Isolation
Off-gassing
Conforming
Sex
Temperature Neutrality
Edge Support
Noise
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Durability

The Casper is built with a strong support system that gives it a longer-than-average expected lifespan of about seven years, though some body impressions may form over time.

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Durability

The Casper is built with a strong support system that gives it a longer-than-average expected lifespan of about seven years, though some body impressions may form over time.

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Motion Isolation

The Casper mattress absorbs and minimizes motion to a significant extent.

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Motion Isolation

The Casper mattress absorbs and minimizes motion to a significant extent.

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Off-gassing

The Casper may emit moderate off-gassing when new, but persistent odors should not be a major issue.

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Off-gassing

The Casper may emit moderate off-gassing when new, but persistent odors should not be a major issue.

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Sex

Our testing indicates that The Casper isn't particularly responsive or bouncy, given it's construction. This may make is insufficiently bouncy for some couples, but this is on par with other mixed-foam beds.

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Sex

Our testing indicates that The Casper isn't particularly responsive or bouncy, given it's construction. This may make is insufficiently bouncy for some couples, but this is on par with other mixed-foam beds.

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Temperature Neutrality

Casper mattresses absorb minimal body heat and sleep fairly cool compared to other memory foam mattresses.

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Temperature Neutrality

Casper mattresses absorb minimal body heat and sleep fairly cool compared to other memory foam mattresses.

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Edge Support

The Casper offers good edge support due to its thicker support core, but some sinkage around the perimeter is likely over time.

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Edge Support

The Casper offers good edge support due to its thicker support core, but some sinkage around the perimeter is likely over time.

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Noise

Casper mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

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Noise

Casper mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

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Durability

Average to above-average longevity is expected from the GhostBed, but the company has been in business for less than three years and long-term performance has not been evaluated.

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Durability

Average to above-average longevity is expected from the GhostBed, but the company has been in business for less than three years and long-term performance has not been evaluated.

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Motion Isolation

The GhostBed isolates motion to some extent, but not as much as the average foam-latex mattress.

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Motion Isolation

The GhostBed isolates motion to some extent, but not as much as the average foam-latex mattress.

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Off-gassing

The GhostBed emits little to no odor, which is rare for mattresses with memory foam,

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Off-gassing

The GhostBed emits little to no odor, which is rare for mattresses with memory foam,

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Sex

The GhostBed is not particularly bouncy or springy, and the bed may not be responsive enough for some couples.

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Sex

The GhostBed is not particularly bouncy or springy, and the bed may not be responsive enough for some couples.

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Temperature Neutrality

The top latex layer somewhat tempers the GhostBed’s memory foam, but some customers claim the mattress still sleeps relatively hot.

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Temperature Neutrality

The top latex layer somewhat tempers the GhostBed’s memory foam, but some customers claim the mattress still sleeps relatively hot.

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Edge Support

The GhostBed offers better edge support than many other memory foam and latex models, but the bed is still susceptible to sinkage in places where people sit.

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Edge Support

The GhostBed offers better edge support than many other memory foam and latex models, but the bed is still susceptible to sinkage in places where people sit.

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Noise

The GhostBed is virtually silent when bearing weight.

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Noise

The GhostBed is virtually silent when bearing weight.

The Casper Mattress Is Good for...
  • Sleepers who prefer mattresses that provide ‘Medium’ firmness and close body conforming
  • People who experience frequent aches and pains in their neck, shoulders, lower back, and hips
  • Couples
The Ghostbed Mattress Is Good for...
  • Sleepers who prefer firmer mattresses that provide moderate conforming
  • People who weigh at least 130 pounds
  • Couples

Sleep Position Ratings

The Casper Mattress

Because the Casper is ‘Medium’ (5.5) in terms of firmness, it is optimal for sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds. The mattress may also provide good conforming and pressure relief for those weighing less than 130 pounds. And because the Casper isolates motion transfer very well and produces no noise, it is a great choice for couples who experience sleep disruptions due to movement and/or noise.

The GhostBed Mattress

The GhostBed’s ‘Medium Firm’ (6) feel makes it optimal for sleepers who weigh at least 130 pounds; those who are lighter than average may find the bed feels too firm and does not conform enough. The mattress also sleeps cool, which can be beneficial for those who find all-foam beds too hot. It isolates motion effectively and makes no noise, as well.

  • Casper
  • GhostBed
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach
Weight Light Average Heavy
Sleep Position Less than 130 LBS 130 LBS - 230 LBS Greater than 230 LBS
Side
Back
Stomach

Our Recommendations

Choose The Casper if...

  • You experience frequent aches and pains
  • You weigh 230 pounds or less
  • You want a bed that conforms closely
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to movement or noise

Choose The Ghostbed Mattress if...

  • You want a firmer mattress that offers minimal conforming
  • You weigh more than 230 pounds

Technical Details Comparison

Sizing and Pricing

  • twin-bed
    Twin $595 Casper $445 Ghostbed
  • twin-bed
    Twin XL $645 Casper $620 Ghostbed
  • twin-bed
    Full $895 Casper $770 Ghostbed
  • twin-bed
    Queen $995 Casper $795 Ghostbed
  • twin-bed
    King $1,195 Casper $975 Ghostbed
  • twin-bed
    Cal King $1,195 Casper $995 Ghostbed

Mattress Construction

Next we’ll look at how the Casper and GhostBed are made. The table below includes firmness, thickness, weight, and composition specs for both beds.

Specification Casper GhostBed
Firmness 5.5 (Medium) 6 (Medium Firm)
Thickness 12″ 11″
Weight (Queen) 71 lbs. 89 lbs.
Support Core Components 7.5″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam 7 1/2″ 2 PCF HD Polyfoam
Comfort Layer Components 1 1/2″ Polyfoam
1 1/2″ 4 PCF Memory Foam
1 1/2″ 2 PCF Polyfoam
1 1/2″ Synthetic Dunlop Latex
2″ 4 PCF Gel Memory Foam
Cover Composition Polyester Viscose/Polyester Blend

How is the Casper Built?

The Casper is constructed with a three-tiered comfort system that includes top and bottom polyfoam layers, along with a middle layer of memory foam. These layers provide close body conforming that can improve spinal alignment and alleviate aches and pains throughout the body. The Casper is also highly supportive thanks to a high-density polyfoam base layer that reinforces the mattress and helps maintain an even sleep surface.

The Casper is 12 inches thick, giving it a profile that is about average. It weighs 71 pounds, which is light – even by all-foam mattress standards. This makes the Casper relatively easy to lift and rotate as recommended for most owners.

How is the GhostBed Built?

The GhostBed features comfort layers of synthetic Dunlop latex and gel memory foam. These components create a ‘Medium Firm’ feel that offers some conforming, but not as much as the Casper. The latex layer helps the mattress maintain temperature neutrality, allowing the bed to sleep cool for most – but because latex is heavier than foam, the GhostBed weighs more than the average mixed-foam bed: 89 pounds in a queen size.

The GhostBed’s 11-inch profile includes 7 1/2-inch of high-density polyfoam in the support core, which gives the mattress above-average support.

Casper Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 100 nights

  • Shipping Anywhere in the U.S. and Canada

  • Warranty 10-year non-prorated

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period Details

    Casper offers a 100-night sleep trial for the Casper mattress.

    1. This sleep trial does not require a break-in period; customers can return their mattress for a full refund at any point during the 100-night trial period.
    2. Casper will coordinate free mattress pickup for customers who request returns.
    3. A full refund is issued to customers who purchase their mattress directly from Casper, but those who buy their bed from Amazon.com or other third-party retailers may need to pay additional charges.
    4. Exchanges are available with this trial. Exchanging for a different mattress size or color will nullify the remaining trial period, but exchanging for a different Casper model will result in a new 100-night trial.
  • Warranty

    Casper offers a 10-year nonprorated warranty:

    1. This warranty is entirely nonprorated.
    2. The warranty will be voided if a firm, supportive foundation is not used with the mattress.
    3. Casper covers all shipping and transportation charges associated with defective mattress repairs and replacements.
    4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
      • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring 1 inch or deeper.
      • Physical flaws that cause mattress materials to split or crack.
      • Cover zipper defects.
    5. The warranty will not cover the following:
      • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring less than 1 inch deep.
      • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other forms of physical damage resulting from misuse.
      • Repair or replacement requests that occur due to changes in the owner’s comfort preferences.
    6. This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively available to original owners who purchase the mattress from Casper or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire the mattress from the original owner or non-authorized sellers will not qualify for warranty coverage.
  • Delivery Details

    The delivery policy for Casper mattresses is as follows:

    1. Casper customers usually receive their mattress within 2-7 business days after their order has been placed.
    2. In addition to standard UPS delivery, which is free of charge, Casper customers may select White Glove delivery – which includes in-home mattress assembly and old mattress removal upon request – for a flat fee of $149.

    How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Compressed and shipped in a box.
    Where Do They Ship?: Anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.
    Delivery Fee: Standard delivery is free; White Glove delivery is $149.

    Old Mattress Removal

    Old mattress removal is included with White Glove delivery upon request at no additional charge beyond the flat $149 charge. However, old mattress removal is not offered with standard deliveries.

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GhostBed Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 101 nights

  • Shipping All 50 U.S. states

  • Warranty 20 years, partially prorated

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period, Warranty, and Delivery Details

    GhostBed offers a 101-night sleep trial for the GhostBed mattress.

    1. This sleep trial includes a mandatory 30-night break-in period. Customers may not return their mattress for a full refund until at least 30 nights have elapsed.
    2. The sleep trial begins on the day the mattress ships.
    3. This sleep trial is only available to customers who buy their mattress directly from GhostBed; those who buy their mattress on Amazon.com will be eligible for that site’s standard 30-night trial.
    4. GhostBed allots one mattress return per household.
  • Warranty

    GhostBed offers a 20-year nonprorated warranty:

    1. This warranty is partially prorated. During the first 10 years, GhostBed will repair or replace defective mattresses at no extra cost to the owner. Beginning in year 11, customers pay a prorated fee for mattress replacements that increases 5% for each successive year of ownership.
    2. This warranty includes the mattress cover for the span of one year.
    3. Mattress owners are responsible for all shipping charges associated with mattress repairs or replacements.
    4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
      • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring one inch (1″) or deeper.
      • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause materials to split or crack despite proper use and handling.
    5. The warranty will not cover the following:
      • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that measure less than one inch (1″) deep.
      • Normal increases in mattress material softness that do not compromise its pressure-relieving abilities.
      • Damage that occurs due to lack of proper foundational support.
    6. This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively available to original owners who purchase their mattress from GhostBed or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer will not be eligible for warranty coverage.
  • Delivery Details

    Delivery Policy

    The delivery policy for GhostBed mattresses is as follows:

    1. Most customers receive their GhostBed within 3-5 business days of placing their order.
    2. All deliveries are coordinated through FedEx. Customers receive a FedEx tracking number after their order has been completed.
    3. Changes cannot be made to the order once it has been processed; customers who cancel orders after it has been finalized must pay a 15% restocking fee.

    How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Compressed, vacuum-sealed, and shipped in a box.
    Where Do They Ship?: All 50 states, but no U.S. territories or international addresses.
    Delivery Fee: Shipping in the contiguous U.S. is free of charge; customers in Alaska and Hawaii pay a flat delivery fee of $600.

    Old Mattress Removal

    GhostBed does not offer old mattress removal.

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