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Casper vs. Saatva – Our 2019 Mattress Comparison Guide

Written by - Keith Cushner.

The Bottom Line.

  • The Casper is the better choice for fans of softer, body-conforming memory foam sleep surfaces
  • As an innerspring, the Saatva Mattress is the cooler, more supportive option.
  • Both options are fairly affordable and are backed by generous sleep trials and warranties.

11,502 Verified Customer Experiences

89 Unique Review Sources

30 Hours of Lab Testing

5 Sleep Experts Consulted

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  • Casper
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Casper vs. Saatva Mattress Overview

Casper has been in business since 2014. The brand’s flagship model, the Casper, features a three-tiered comfort system with layers of polyfoam and memory foam, as well as a high-density polyfoam support core. This bed is considered ‘Medium’ in terms of firmness, ranking as a 5.5 on the 1-10 firmness scale.

Saatva first launched in 2010 and began selling mattresses the following year. The brand’s flagship bed, the Saatva, is an innerspring mattress constructed with polyfoam and memory foam comfort layers, a transitional layer of pocketed coils, and a bonnell coil support core.

The mattress also has an organic-cotton Euro-top cover padded with roughly 2 inches of foam. The Saatva is available in three firmness settings – ‘Medium Soft’ (4), ‘Medium Firm’ (6), and ‘Firm’ (7.5) – as well as 11 1/2 inch and 14 1/2 inch profiles.

Please note: Both Casper and Saatva offer other mattresses in addition to their flagship beds.

  • Casper offers two additional mattresses: a memory mattress known as the Casper Essential, and a memory foam and latex mattress known as the Casper Wave.
  • Saatva also offers two other models: the Loom & Leaf, a memory foam mattress; and the Zenhaven, a flippable latex mattress.

This page will focus on the flagship mattresses from Casper and Saatva. For more information about other mattresses from these brands, please visit our Casper Mattress Reviews, Loom & Leaf Mattress Reviews, and Zenhaven Mattress Reviews pages.

Though the Casper and Saatva mattresses are constructed with different materials and offer distinct sleep experiences, they have earned comparable owner reviews in several categories. This page looks at the unique benefits and disadvantages of using a Casper or Saatva mattress, along with the customer policies and overall reputation of both brands.

Ratings Comparison

Casper

Saatva Mattress

MATTRESS TYPE FoamInnerspring
FIRMNESS 5.54, 6, 7.5
PRICE RANGE $995.00$1,099
AVAILABILITY online, in-storeonline
SLEEP TRIAL 100 nights120 nights
WARRANTY LENGTH 10 Year, Limited15 Year, Non-prorated
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  • Casper
  • Saatva Mattress

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
  • Saatva Mattress
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

Owners report that Casper models perform fairly well after long-term use, but the company has only been in business for three years and it may be too early to accurately gauge the lifespan of these mattresses.

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Durability

Owners report that Casper models perform fairly well after long-term use, but the company has only been in business for three years and it may be too early to accurately gauge the lifespan of these mattresses.

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Motion Isolation

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

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Motion Isolation

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

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Off-gassing

Some Casper owners report moderate off-gassing when the mattress is new.

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Off-gassing

Some Casper owners report moderate off-gassing when the mattress is new.

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Sex

Our testing indicates that The Casper isn't particularly responsive or bouncy given it's construction so is just ok for sex which is on par with most mixed foam mattresses.

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Sex

Our testing indicates that The Casper isn't particularly responsive or bouncy given it's construction so is just ok for sex which is on par with most mixed 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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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 minimal edge support and sinkage aorund the perimeter is likely over time.

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Edge Support

The Casper offers minimal edge support and sinkage aorund 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

Most innerspring mattresses last between six and seven years, and Saatva mattresses seem to be on par with this lifespan. However, Euro-top construction is generally linked to below-average durability.

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Durability

Most innerspring mattresses last between six and seven years, and Saatva mattresses seem to be on par with this lifespan. However, Euro-top construction is generally linked to below-average durability.

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Motion Isolation

Like other innersprings, the Saatva mattress does not absorb or minimize motion to a significant extent. This may be problematic for certain sleepers, such as couples who share a bed, since minimal motion isolation can lead to sleep disruptions.

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Motion Isolation

Like other innersprings, the Saatva mattress does not absorb or minimize motion to a significant extent. This may be problematic for certain sleepers, such as couples who share a bed, since minimal motion isolation can lead to sleep disruptions.

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Off-gassing

The Saatva mattress emits some off-gassing (due in part to the polyfoam and memory foam layers), but most owners report that the odors dissipate within three to five days of unpackaging the mattress.

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Off-gassing

The Saatva mattress emits some off-gassing (due in part to the polyfoam and memory foam layers), but most owners report that the odors dissipate within three to five days of unpackaging the mattress.

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Sex

The Saatva mattress is highly responsive and fairly bouncy, although the ‘Plush Soft’ and ‘Luxury Firm’ designs tend to be better for sex than the ‘Firm’.

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Sex

The Saatva mattress is highly responsive and fairly bouncy, although the ‘Plush Soft’ and ‘Luxury Firm’ designs tend to be better for sex than the ‘Firm’.

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Temperature Neutrality

Mattresses that contain foam and memory foam tend to sleep the hottest. Saatva has a more traditional innerspring construction so our testing along with data analysis show that it's one of the cooler mattress options on the market today compared to all-foam competitors.

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Temperature Neutrality

Mattresses that contain foam and memory foam tend to sleep the hottest. Saatva has a more traditional innerspring construction so our testing along with data analysis show that it's one of the cooler mattress options on the market today compared to all-foam competitors.

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Edge Support

Innerspring mattresses tend to have optimal edge support and the Saatva is no exception. Customers report a consistent sleep surface (no-roll off when sleeping towards the edge) as well as above-average push back when sitting on the edge of the mattress.

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Edge Support

Innerspring mattresses tend to have optimal edge support and the Saatva is no exception. Customers report a consistent sleep surface (no-roll off when sleeping towards the edge) as well as above-average push back when sitting on the edge of the mattress.

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Noise

Roughly 7% of Saatva owners cite noise as a complaint. This is on par with noise complaints from all innerspring owners.

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Noise

Roughly 7% of Saatva owners cite noise as a complaint. This is on par with noise complaints from all innerspring owners.

The Casper Mattress is Good for...
  • Those who prefer ‘Medium’ firmness and close body conforming
  • Sleepers who routinely experience aches and pains in their neck, shoulders, lower back, and/or hips
  • Couples
The Saatva Mattress is Good for...
  • Sleepers in any weight group and all sleep positions
  • Those who normally sleep hot
  • People who prefer higher-profile beds

Sleep Position Ratings

The Casper Mattress

The ‘Medium’ feel and 12-inch profile of Casper mattresses is optimal for sleepers who weigh 230 pounds or less; heavier individuals may find the sleep surface too soft, which can make getting in and out of bed somewhat difficult. The mattress offers very good motion isolation and produces no noise when bearing weight, making it a great choice for couples, as well.

The Saatva Mattress

Because it is available in multiple firmness and thickness options, the Saatva has earned favorable ratings from sleepers in most weight and sleep position categories. However, some lighter individuals may find the profile too tall. The Saatva provides moderate motion isolation and produces minimal noise; comparatively, most competing innersprings provide little to no motion isolation and can be fairly squeaky. Good airflow throughout the coil layers and the organic-cotton cover also help the mattress sleep cool and comfortable for most.

  • Casper
  • Saatva Mattress
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 prefer a bed with an average profile
  • You want a mattress that offers ‘Medium’ firmness and conforms closely
  • You weigh 230 pounds or less
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to noise or movement

Choose the Saatva Mattress if...

  • You like sleeping on thicker-than-average beds
  • You tend to sleep hot
  • You prefer extra padding in the comfort layer of your mattress
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to movement or noise

Technical Details Comparison

Sizing and Pricing

  • twin-bed
    Twin $595 Casper $599 Saatva
  • twin-bed
    Twin XL $645 Casper $749 Saatva
  • twin-bed
    Full $895 Casper $999 Saatva
  • twin-bed
    Queen $995 Casper $1,099 Saatva
  • twin-bed
    King $1,195 Casper $1,499 Saatva
  • twin-bed
    Cal King $1,195 Casper $1,499 Saatva

Mattress Construction

Now let’s see how the Casper and Saatva mattresses are made. The next table lists firmness, thickness, weight, and composition specs for both beds.

Specification Casper Saatva
Firmness 5.5 (Medium) 4 (Medium Soft)
6 (Medium Firm)
7.5 (Firm)
Thickness 12″ 11 1/2″
14 1/2″
Weight (Queen) 71 lbs. 110 to 120 lbs.
Support Core Components 7.5″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam 4″ Recycled 13-Gauge Bonnell Coils (11 1/2″ Model)
7″ Recycled 13-Gauge Bonnell Coils (14 1/2″ Model)
Comfort Layer Components 1 1/2″ Polyfoam
1 1/2″ 4 PCF Memory Foam
1 1/2″ 2 PCF Polyfoam
7/8″ Polyfoam
3/8″ Memory Foam
4″ Recycled 14.5-Gauge Pocketed Coils
Cover Composition Polyester Organic Cotton Euro-Top with:
1 1/2″ Polyfoam
1/2″ Dacron Fibers

How Is the Casper Built?

The Casper’s comfort system is designed with top and bottom layers of polyfoam, as well as a middle layer of memory foam. These components offer a ‘Medium’ feel and close body conforming, which can improve spinal alignment and alleviate pressure points throughout the sleeper’s body – particularly for individuals weighing 230 pounds or less. A high-density foam support core helps keep the sleep surface even and free of uncomfortable sagging.

At 12 inches thick, the Casper has a profile that is about average for a mattress. It is also much lighter than many competing all-foam models. A queen-size Casper weighs 71 pounds. As a result, most owners have little trouble lifting the mattress and rotating it as recommended.

How Is the Saatva Built?

The Saatva is considered an innerspring mattress, but its construction differs from most other innerspring models. It features comfort layers of polyfoam and memory foam reinforced with a transitional layer of 14.5-gauge pocketed coils made from recycled steel. The mattress also has an organic-cotton Euro-top cover padded with 2 inches of polyfoam and dacron fibers for extra cushioning.

The support core contains bonnell coils; the 11 1/2 inch Saatva has a 4-inch support core, and the 14 1/2 inch Saatva has a 7-inch support core. The thickness of this coil layer is virtually the only difference between the Saatva’s two thickness options.

In terms of firmness, the Saatva is available in three settings: ‘Medium Soft,’ ‘Medium Firm,’ or ‘Firm.’ This selection, along with the profile options, will accommodate most sleepers regardless of their weight or preferred sleep position. The 11 1/2-inch Saatva weighs 110 pounds and the 14 1/2 inch model weighs 120 pounds. Both are relatively heavy compared to other mattresses, making them somewhat difficult to lift and rotate.

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 include a mandatory break-in period. Customers may return their mattress for a full refund at any point during the 100-night period.
    2. Casper will coordinate free mattress pickup for customers who request returns and cover all related shipping and transportation costs.
    3. Additional return charges may apply for customers who purchase their mattress from Amazon.com and other third-party retailers, rather than buying directly from Casper.
    4. Mattress exchanges are available, as well. Exchanging for a different mattress size or color will nullify the remaining trial period, while 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. Mattresses not used with a firm, supportive foundation will result in a voided warranty.
    3. Casper covers all shipping and transportation costs associated with 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, and 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. After placing their order, most customers receive their Casper in two to seven business days.
    2. Casper offers free standard delivery through UPS, as well as White Glove delivery for a flat rate of $149. White Glove delivery includes in-home mattress assembly and old mattress removal upon request.

    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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Saatva Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 120 nights

  • Shipping The contiguous U.S. and Canada

  • Warranty 15 years, partially prorated

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period

    Saatva offers a 120-night sleep trial for the Saatva mattress.

    1. This sleep trial does not include a mandatory break-in period. Customers may return their mattress for a refund at any point of the 120-night trial.
    2. The sleep trial begins on the date of delivery.
    3. All returns will incur a flat transportation fee of $99.
    4. Exchanges are offered for different mattress sizes during the 120-night period; exchanges will also incur a transportation charge of $99.
  • Warranty

    Saatva offers a 15-year warranty:

    1. This warranty is partially prorated. For the first two years, Saatva will repair or replace mattresses with defects at no extra cost to the owner. During years 3 to 15, Saatva will repair and re-cover the mattress for a flat transportation fee of $99 each way.
    2. Additionally, Saatva offers the ‘Fairness Replacement Option.’ As part of this option, customers can choose to replace a defective mattress rather than have it repaired. Replacements are priced at 30% of the original price during years 3 to 5, 50% during years 6 to 10, and 75% during years 11 to 15. Saatva covers all shipping and transportation costs and owners are also allowed to keep the original mattress at no extra charge.
    3. Saatva will void the warranty if the mattress is used with a metal frame with fewer than four to five legs; center support is also required for sizes Queen and larger. However, Saatva will not void the warranty if the mattress is used with a platform bed.
    4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
      • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring one inch (1″) or deeper.
    5. The warranty will not cover the following:
      • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that do not measure one inch (1″) or deeper.
      • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other types of physical damage resulting from misuse or neglect.
    6. This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively available to original owners who purchase their mattress from Saatva or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer are not eligible for warranty coverage.
  • Delivery Details

    The delivery policy for Saatva mattresses is as follows:

    1. Saatva delivers mattresses to the contiguous U.S., but not to Alaska, Hawaii, or overseas U.S. territories.
    2. All Saatva mattress orders qualify for free White Glove delivery, which includes in-home mattress assembly and old mattress removal at no extra charge. White Glove teams contact customers prior to delivery, at which point they are given a four-hour delivery window.
    3. Expedited shipping is available upon request.

    How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Saatva mattresses are not compressed for shipping.
    Where Do They Ship?: Anywhere in the contiguous U.S. or Canada.
    Delivery Fee: Free White Glove delivery is offered to all customers. This service includes in-home assembly and old mattress removal.

    Old Mattress Removal

    Old mattress removal is available for customers at no extra cost as part of Saatva’s White Glove delivery offer.

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