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Casper vs. Leesa – Our 2019 Mattress Comparison Guide

Written by - Keith Cushner.

The Bottom Line.

  • The Casper is a better choice for side sleepers, people with chronic pain, and others who benefit from a softer mattress that conforms very closely.
  • The Leesa is an all-foam bed that is more resistant to sagging and early deterioration. It also has lower odor potential.
  • Both beds excel at motion isolation, and neither makes any noise.

28,059 Verified Customer Experiences

108 Unique Review Sources

106 Hours of Lab Testing

5 Sleep Experts Consulted

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  • Casper Mattress
  • Leesa Mattress
Meet Our Testing Team
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Jackson
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Casper vs. Leesa Mattress Overview

Casper first launched in 2014. The brand’s flagship mattress, known as the Casper, is designed with a triple-layer comfort system featuring layers of polyfoam and memory foam, as well as a high-density foam support core. It is considered ‘Medium’ in terms of firmness.

Leesa was founded in 2014. It flagship Leesa mattress model contains polyfoam and memory foam layers in the comfort system, along with a high-density polyfoam base layer. It is considered ‘Medium,’ as well.

Please note: Casper and Leesa sell other beds in addition to their flagship models.

  • Casper offers two other models: the Casper Essential is a memory foam mattress; and the Casper Wave is a mixed memory foam/latex mattress.
  • Leesa also sells the Leesa Hybrid, a memory foam hybrid mattress.

This comparison page will exclusively look at the Casper and the Leesa. For more information about the brand’s other models, please visit our Casper Mattress Reviews and Leesa Mattress Review pages.

The Casper and Leesa mattresses share many similarities in terms of construction, firmness, pricing, and company history. However, each mattress has unique attributes that provide different benefits and drawbacks for certain types of sleepers. This page will compare both mattress models in terms of construction and performance, and we’ll also look at the shipping and return policies, warranty coverage, and overall reputations of both companies.

Ratings Comparison

Casper

Leesa Mattress

MATTRESS TYPE FoamFoam
FIRMNESS 5.55
PRICE RANGE $995.00$999
AVAILABILITY online, in-storeonline, in-store
SLEEP TRIAL 100 nights100 nights
WARRANTY LENGTH 10 Year, Limited10 Year, Limited
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  • Casper
  • Leesa 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
  • Leesa 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

The durability of Leesa mattresses should be on par with most mixed foam models — roughly seven years with nightly use.

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Durability

The durability of Leesa mattresses should be on par with most mixed foam models — roughly seven years with nightly use.

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Motion Isolation

The dense, multi-layered foam construction of Leesa mattresses cuts down on motion transfer to a significant degree.

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Motion Isolation

The dense, multi-layered foam construction of Leesa mattresses cuts down on motion transfer to a significant degree.

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Off-gassing

Like many other foam mattresses, the Leesa is associated with some off-gassing odor, but the smells tend to dissipate within a few days.

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Off-gassing

Like many other foam mattresses, the Leesa is associated with some off-gassing odor, but the smells tend to dissipate within a few days.

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Sex

Leesa mattresses offer some bounce, but these models may not be responsive enough for some couples.

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Sex

Leesa mattresses offer some bounce, but these models may not be responsive enough for some couples.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Leesa can sleep hot for some, but this mattress is relatively cool compared to many competing foam-based models.

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Temperature Neutrality

The Leesa can sleep hot for some, but this mattress is relatively cool compared to many competing foam-based models.

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Edge Support

Edge support is fair for most of the mixed foam, universal comfort beds on the market. The Leesa is no better or worse, but on par with its competitors.

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Edge Support

Edge support is fair for most of the mixed foam, universal comfort beds on the market. The Leesa is no better or worse, but on par with its competitors.

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Noise

Leesa mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

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Noise

Leesa mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

The Casper Mattress Is Good for...
  • Side, back, stomach, and combination sleepers who weigh 230 pounds or less
  • People who experience neck, shoulder, or back pain on a regular basis
  • Couples
The Leesa Mattress Is Good for...
  • Side, back, stomach, or combination sleepers in any weight group
  • Those who normally sleep hot on all-foam beds
  • People who want moderate conforming

Sleep Position Ratings

The Casper Mattress

The Casper uses multiple foam layers to conform closely to sleepers, which helps align their spine and alleviates pressure points. Its ‘Medium’ firmness makes it a good option for sleepers in any weight group, though those who weigh 230 pounds or less tend to be most comfortable. It is also suitable for any sleep position, as well as combination sleeping.

The Leesa Mattress

The Leesa’a mixed foam construction offers a balance of cushioning and support that make the mattress comfortable for most sleepers regardless of their body weight or sleep position. It also sleeps fairly cool and is suitable for those who normally feel too hot on all-foam mattresses.

  • Casper
  • Leesa 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 Mattress if...

  • You suffer from frequent bouts of neck, shoulder, and/or lower back pain
  • You weigh 230 pounds or less
  • You sleep on your side, back, stomach, or any combination of the three
  • You share your bed with another person

Choose the Leesa Mattress if...

  • You want a mattress that conforms to a moderate extent
  • You weigh 230 pounds or less
  • You tend to sleep hot
  • You and/or your sleep partner awaken easily due to noise or movement

Technical Details Comparison

Sizing and Pricing

  • twin-bed
    Twin $499 Leesa Mattress $536 The Casper
  • twin-bed
    Twin XL $599 Leesa Mattress $581 The Casper
  • twin-bed
    Full $899 Leesa Mattress $806 The Casper
  • twin-bed
    Queen $999 Leesa Mattress $896 The Casper
  • twin-bed
    King $1,199 Leesa Mattress $1,076 The Casper
  • twin-bed
    Cal King $1,199 Leesa Mattress $1,076 The Casper

Mattress Construction

Next we’ll look at firmness, thickness, and material composition of the Casper and Leesa mattresses. The table below contains specs for both models.

Specification Casper Leesa Mattress
Firmness 5.5 (Medium) 5 (Medium)
Thickness 12″ 10″
Weight (Queen) 71 lbs. 71 lbs.
Support Core Components 7.5″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam 6″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam
Comfort Layer Components 1 1/2″ Polyfoam
1 1/2″ 4 PCF Memory Foam
1 1/2″ 2 PCF Polyfoam
2″ 3 PCF Polyfoam
2″ 3 PCF Memory Foam
Cover Composition Polyester Polyester and Lycra® Spandex Blend

How Is the Casper Built?

The Casper has three comfort layers: top and bottom layers of polyfoam, and a middle layer of memory foam. The foams are firmer beneath the sleeper’s core and hips, and softer beneath their head, neck, shoulders, and legs. This creates a zoned feel that provides targeted pain and pressure relief to different areas of the body. The mattress is considered ‘Medium’ in terms of firmness, and also comes with a polyester cover.

The Casper’s support core is made from high-density polyfoam. The Casper is exceptionally light at 71 pounds in a queen size, making it fairly easy for most owners to move and rotate as needed. It also absorbs and minimizes motion transfer due to its all-foam construction, and produces no noise when bearing weight.

How Is the Leesa Built?

The Leesa has a comfort system that consists of two layers: a top layer of 3 PCF polyfoam with an indentation load deflection (ILD) of 13, giving it moderate firmness; and a bottom layer of 3 PCF memory foam with an ILD of 9, giving it a soft feel. The striped, woven cover is made of polyester and Lycra® spandex.

The Leesa’s support core is made from high-density 1.8 PCF polyfoam with an ILD of 32, giving it an exceptionally firm feel. The base layer is six inches thick, and reinforces the bed well to prevent sagging and maintain an even sleep surface. Like the Casper, the Leesa weighs 71 pounds in a queen size and is fairly easy to move and rotate.

Casper Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 100 nights

  • Shipping Anywhere in the U.S. and Canada

  • Warranty 10 years 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 the mattress at any point during the 100-night trial.
    2. If a return is requested, Casper will send personnel to pick up and remove the mattress from the customer’s residence.
    3. Full refunds are issued for all returns if the mattress is ordered from Casper. Additional fees may apply for purchases on Amazon.com and other retailers.
    4. Exchanges are available within the 100-night period. Exchanging for different sizes or colors of the same mattress will void the remaining sleep trial; exchanging for a different Casper mattress 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 the mattress is not used with a firm, supportive foundation.
    3. Casper covers all shipping costs related to repairing or replacing a defective mattress.
    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 only 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 an order is placed, most customers receive the mattress at their address within two to seven business days.
    2. Standard UPS delivery is free of charge. White Glove delivery, including in-home mattress assembly, is available for a flat fee of $149.
    3. Casper cannot guarantee specific delivery dates for mattresses but will work with customers to pinpoint expected timeframes.

    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 of charge, while in-home assembly is $149.

    Old Mattress Removal

    Old mattress removal is available for those who select in-home assembly; there is no extra charge beyond the $149 flat fee. Old mattress removal is not available for standard deliveries.

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Leesa Sleep Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

  • Sleep Trial 100 nights

  • Shipping Anywhere in the U.S. and Canada

  • Warranty 10 years non-prorated

  • Made In USA

  • Trial Period Details

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

    1. This sleep trial includes a mandatory 30-night break-in period. Customers will not qualify for a full refund with their return until they test out the mattress for at least 30 nights.
    2. The 100-night sleep trial will be voided if the mattress leaves its original country of purchase.
    3. Leesa provides prepaid shipping labels that allow customers to return their mattress free of charge.
  • Warranty

    Leesa offers a 10-year nonprorated warranty:

    1. This warranty is entirely nonprorated.
    2. The warranty will be voided if the mattress is not used with a supportive base or foundation.
    3. Leesa will cover the costs of repairing or replacing defective mattresses, but owners must cover all associated shipping charges.
    4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
      • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that measure 1 inch or deeper.
      • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause foam to become damaged despite proper care and use.
      • Defects with the cover, including issues with seams or zippers.
    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 types of physical damage that occur due to misuse or neglect.
      • Repair or replacement requests that occur due to changes in the owner’s comfort preferences.
    6. This warranty is non-transferable, and only available to original owners who purchase their mattress from Leesa or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer will not qualify for warranty coverage.
  • Delivery Details

    The delivery policy for Leesa mattresses is as follows:

    1. Most customers receive their mattress within three to seven business days of placing their order.
    2. In addition to standard delivery, which is free of charge, Leesa offers White Glove delivery to customers in select locations for a flat fee of $100. This includes in-home mattress assembly. For an additional $50 ($150 total), Leesa will also remove the old mattress from the customer’s residence.
    3. Changes to the customer’s shipping addresses must be made within 24 hours of placing the order.

    How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Compressed and shipped in a box.
    Where Do They Ship?: Leesa ships mattresses to customers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Germany. However, White Glove delivery is not available in all locations.
    Delivery Fee: Standard delivery is free of charge. White Glove delivery costs $100, plus an additional $50 for old mattress removal.

    Old Mattress Removal

    Old mattress removal is available for a $50 surcharge with White Glove delivery ($150 total). Old mattress removal is not offered with standard mattress deliveries.

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