Casper vs. Leesa Mattress Comparison

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Quick Summary – Casper vs. Leesa

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 Sapira, 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 Sapira 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.

Casper mattresses are great 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

 

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Leesa mattresses are great 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

 

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Casper vs. Leesa: Mattress Details & Ratings

MODEL Description
The Casper
Foam
Medium
Moderate
Good for Back Pain
Back
Full mattress details

Mattress Specs

  • 5.5
  • 100 night
  • 10 Year, Limited
  • online, in-store
  • 71 lbs
  • Foam
  • $995.00/Queen
  • Free

Sleep Rating

Durability
Fair

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 accurate gauge the lifespan of these mattresses.

Motion Isolation
Very Good

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

Conforming
Good

The Casper offers comfortable conforming and targeted pressure relief.

Sex
Fair

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.

Temperature Neutrality
Very Good

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

Off-gassing
Fair

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

Edge Support
Fair

The Casper offers minimal edge support and sinkage aorund the perimeter is likely over time.

Noise
Excellent

Casper mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

Leesa Mattress
Foam
Medium
Moderate
Good for Back Pain
Back
Full mattress details

Mattress Specs

  • 5
  • 100 night
  • 10 Year, Limited
  • online, in-store
  • 71 lbs
  • Foam
  • $995/Queen
  • Free

Sleep Rating

Durability
Fair

The durability of Leesa mattresses should be on par with most mixed foam models — roughly 7-8 years with nightly use.

Motion Isolation
Very Good

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

Conforming
Very Good

Leesa owners say their mattress conforms very closely to help align the spine and alleviate aches and pains throughout the body, though some larger sleepers say it lacks sufficient support.

Sex
Fair

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

Temperature Neutrality
Good

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

Off-gassing
Fair

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

Edge Support
Fair

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 it's competitors.

Noise
Excellent

Leesa mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

Sizes and Pricing

The table below lists current prices for Casper and Leesa mattresses in each available size.

Size Casper Leesa
Twin $595 $525
Twin XL $645 $695
Full $895 $855
Queen $995 $995
King $1,195 $1,195
California King $1,195 $1,195

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
Firmness 5.5 (Medium) 5 (Medium)
Thickness 9 1/2″ 10″
Weight (Queen) 71 lbs. 71 lbs.
Support Core Components 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

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.

Sleep Position Ratings

SLEEP POSITION LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
The Casper
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
FAIR
Leesa Mattress
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD

Casper Sleeper Ratings

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.

Leesa Sleeper Ratings

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.

Sleep Trials, Warranty, and Delivery

Casper

Sleep trial 100 nights
Refund Full
Warranty 10 years, nonprorated
Where do they ship? Anywhere in the U.S. and Canada
Trial period, warranty, and delivery details

Trial Period and Guarantee

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. Warranty coverage will be voided if the mattress is not used with a firm, supportive foundation.
  3. Casper will cover all shipping charges 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″ 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″ 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 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 Policy

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.

Leesa

Sleep trial 100 nights
Refund Full
Warranty 10 years, nonprorated
Where do they ship? The U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Germany
Trial period, warranty, and delivery details

Trial Period and Guarantee

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″ or deeper.
      • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause foam to become damaged despite proper care and use.

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    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″ 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 Policy

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.

Our Recommendations

Choose the Casper 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
The Casper may not be suitable if...
  • You tend to sleep hot
  • You want a mattress that is softer or firmer than a ‘Medium’ feel
Choose the Leesa 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
The Leesa may not be suitable if...
  • You like beds that conform very closely
  • You want a mattress that is softer or firmer than a ‘Medium’ feel

Additional Information

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.