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Novosbed vs Casper Mattress

Novosbed vs Casper Mattress

Detailed comparison guide so you can decide whether Novosbed or Casper is the best bed-in-a-box mattress for you.

Last Updated: September 14, 2020

Both Novosbed and Casper are great mattresses, but the question is which bed will fit your preferences the best? There’s many factors you should consider before you make a final decision on a new mattress so keep reading to get information about price, feel, firmness, coupons, and more.

Before we get into the post, here’s an overview of the main points we’ll be comparing:

  • Feel — Memory foam feel vs soft foam feel.
  • Firmness — Novosbed has several different firmness levels to choose from, while Casper only has one.
  • Construction — Casper is constructed with a Zoned Support Framework.
  • Cover — Novosbed comes with a removable and machine washable cover

We hope the video above was helpful. Now let’s get into the nuts and bolts of this comparison.

Novosbed vs Casper: Introduction

Novosbed is a bedding brand based in Canada, and they’ve been strong competitors in the sleep industry since 2009. Novosbed stands out from others because they have offers and additional features that we honestly don’y see very often. We think Novosbed is a great choice for folks who want a few extra options to choose from.

There’s a good chance you’ve heard of Casper before, but if you haven’t, they’re one of the biggest and most popular bed-in-a-box companies on the planet. We think a Casper mattress is universally comfortable, meaning most people won’t have any negative feelings about it when they lay down on one. We think it’s a great option for those who are looking for something comfortable, but without all the extra bells and whistles.

Novosbed Materials And Construction

Novosbed is a total of 11” thick, and is composed of three different foam layers. Since you have the option to choose between firmness levels, the exact construction of each bed may slightly vary. But overall, they’re all pretty similar.

The first layer is between 6”-7” thick, and it’s a dense slab of polyurethane (neutral) foam to act as the foundation of your Novosbed. Next comes 2-3” of transition memory foam to serve as a barrier between the base, and the foam above it.

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Novosbed’s three layer construction

The final comfort layer is made from aerated memory foam, which is meant to promote better airflow than traditional memory foam mattresses. Unless you opt for the Comfort + Kit, then the one you chose would be your top layer.

You can choose to receive a free Comfort + Kit 30 days into your free trial, which is a mattress topper that makes your bed feel softer, or firmer.

If you choose to get one, it adds an extra 2” to your bed’s total thickness, and it comes included with a cover extender so it’s easier for you to slide the topper inside your mattress.

Novosbed Has A Machine Washable Cover

We’ve all been there where you spill a drink or some type of saucy food on your mattress, then you race to try and spot clean it before it stains. Cleaning your Novosbed mattress cover and keeping it clean is pretty painless, because it comes with a machine washable cover.

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A close up of Novosbed’s removable and machine washable cover

Some mattress brands claim to have a removable cover on their bed, but be careful. That doesn’t necessarily mean the cover is machine washable. So this is one edge we’d say Novosbed has over Casper, and many other brands in the bed-in-a-box industry.

We can only think of a few other companies at the top of our head that come with a machine washable cover, including Helix and Yogabed.

Feel And Firmness Analysis

Since there are two layers of memory foam stacked on top of each other, the overall feel of a Novosbed mattress is prominent memory foam. Memory foam gets its name because the mattress molds to your body and remembers your shape. When you lay down, it contours to the curves of your body and you become nestled in a little memory foam cocoon.

There are three firmness levels you can choose from: Soft, Medium, and Firm. On our scale, we gave the models a slightly different rating.

  • Soft — between medium-soft and medium
  • Medium — between medium and medium-firm
  • Firm — medium firm
novosbed review memory foam mattress firmness graphic

Keep note that we rate the softness or firmness of a mattress based on the perspective of a medium-sized individual. The more you weigh, however, the firmer a mattress is going to feel. We don’t usually recommend all-foam beds to folks over 250+ lbs because hybrid mattresses (beds with foam and coils) are more supportive, so if you identify with this body type, check out our post on the best mattresses for heavy people.

We think all sleeper types can find a suitable Novosbed mattress because of their three different firmness options. If you’re a side sleeper, you may want to look into the Soft model to make sure the curves of your body get enough pressure relief. If you’re a back or stomach sleeper, look into the firmer models so you make sure your spine stays in proper alignment during the night.

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Jeff catching some Z’s while on his side on Novosbed

The only kind of sleeper who could possibly have a problem with it is combo sleepers. It may be a little difficult to switch positions on because it’s slow to respond to pressure. This isn’t just with Novosbed in particular, in fact, most memory foam beds are harder to move around on because you become nestled in one spot.

If you’re a combination sleeper and love memory foam, we think you’ll be fine. If you’re on the fence about memory foam and still want to try it out, you always have your risk-free trial period to fall back on.

Comparing Casper And Novosbed Prices

We haven’t stressed cost throughout this comparison because Casper and Novosbed have very similar price tags. They’re not budget tier mattresses, but they aren’t luxury tier either. Queen sizes from both brands retail for right around $1,000. Once you take discounts into consideration, though, Casper often becomes the cheaper option.

You can always head over to or to check out their most recent prices and discounts.

Casper’s Zoned Support Framework

Similar to Novosbed, Casper is strictly constructed with foam materials. Casper is also 11″ thick and has three layers of foam.

Starting from the bottom of the mattress, Casper has a dense layer of support foam. It provides the bulk of the mattress, and it’s meant to act as your bed’s foundation. Next comes a transition layer, but it’s constructed a little differently than others.

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You can see Casper’s three layers of foam

Casper uses zoned support framework in their transition layer to implement more targeted support. What we mean by that is, the middle third of the transition layer is firm to give you support where you really need it, while the first and third sections are less firm.

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The center layer of memory foam is the “Zoned Support” layer

The second layer of a Casper mattress is made out of memory foam, and the last layer at the top that you’ll feel the most is a slab of open-cell foam.

When it comes to Casper’s cover, it’s definitely soft and cozy, but it’s not machine washable like the one on Novosbed. They mention on their site it’s easy to take off and clean, but they probably mean spot clean. If you were able to throw it in the wash, they would probably advertise it that way. So if you accidentally spill on your Casper mattress, just spot clean it with warm water and a mild detergent.

Feel And Firmness Of A Casper Mattress

You may think a Casper mattress feels like memory foam due to the underlying memory foam slab, but it actually feels more like soft neutral-foam instead. We think the top open-cell foam layer balances out the viscous memory foam underneath.

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Casper is a pretty nice bed for side sleepers

People can get real divisive when it comes to a memory foam or innerspring feel. One of Casper’s best features is its tame, almost mundane neutral-foam feel. We say this in the best way possible, and it’s probably a large reason why Casper is so popular. It’s likely that some people won’t like the “sinking” feeling memory foam gives you, or the bounce of an innerspring mattress, but most people probably won’t disapprove of a generally soft, and comfortable bed.

On our scale from soft to firm, we rated Casper a medium. This rating accommodates the widest range of sleepers, because it has a nice balance between being pressure relieving but supportive.

casper mattress review firmness rating

Combo sleepers will also have an easier time switching positions on this mattress than Novosbed because it’s much more responsive to pressure.

What’s Our Verdict?

As you can see, each mattress has features that set them apart from other companies, so it’s difficult to say which mattress is better than the other. Instead, you should ask yourself key questions to find out which mattress is best for you and your specific preferences.

  • Do you love memory foam? Novosbed has a distinct memory foam feel.
  • Do you like purchasing from large and well-established companies? Casper is one of the most well-known bed-in-a-box brands in the world.
  • Do you want the option to choose between different firmness levels? You should probably consider Novosbed.
  • Do you move positions a lot while you sleep? Casper is easier to move around on.
  • Do you want a mattress with a machine washable cover? Novosbed is one of the few brands who offer this feature.
  • Would you like more support in your trunk area while you sleep? Casper might be the right choice for you.

Thanks for choosing the Slumber Yard for your sleep time questions, and feel free to check out our other mattress comparisons where we put a ton of other brands head-to-head. You can also take a look at our mattress sales page to make sure you’re getting the best deal on whichever mattress you decide to go with.

Review team

  • kenzie
    McKenzie Dillon

    Combo Sleeper

  • Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper

  • Dillon Payne

    Combo Sleeper

  • JD
    JD Christison

    Combo Sleeper

A Look At Novosbed And Casper’s Company Policies

Purchasing a mattress online and having it shipped to your front door is somewhat of a new concept compared to the traditional way of picking it up from a store, and some people are still a little skeptical about it. That’s completely understandable, but there are a ton of perks to getting a mattress online, besides the fact that it’s super convenient.

With almost every bed-in-a-box purchase, you’ll get free shipping, free returns, warranty coverage, and a risk-free trial period.

Novosbed will give you a little longer than average warranty coverage and trial period, which is 15 years of coverage with a 120-night trial period. Casper, on the other hand, helped set the standard of a 10-year warranty policy, and 100-night trial period. If you realize you don’t like your new mattress by the time your trial is over, you can give customer service a call and start the easy return process.

When you unbox the mattress, you should give it about 24-72 hours to fully inflate since it’s been compressed inside a 4ft cardboard box for several days.

We want to go over a few of Novosbed’s regulations, because they’re a little out of the ordinary. The first 60 days of your free trial is considered a break-in period, but you’ll be able to order a free Comfort + Kit 30 days in.

It’s a mattress topper that gives you the opportunity to make your bed firmer, or softer if you aren’t loving the feel of the Novosbed you chose. After 60 nights when your break-in period is over, you’ll be able to return your mattress and get your money back.