Casper and Saatva are two of the most popular direct-to-consumer mattress companies on earth. As such, they often get lumped together. However, the two brands are actually quite different. In this post, we break down the pros and cons of each bed so you can make a more informed decision on your next mattress purchase.

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Saatva Mattress vs Casper Synopsis

If you’re short on time and don’t feel like reading 2,000+ words, here are the primary differences between these two beds.

  • Feel — The Casper mattress has a soft, neutral-foam feel, while Saatva feels more like a traditional innerspring mattress.
  • Construction — The Saatva mattress uses dual layers of coils, and Casper now sells two hybrid mattresses, but the original model is all foam.
  • Firmness Options — The Saatva mattress is available in three different firmness levels. The Casper mattress comes in just one firmness (medium).
  • Motion Isolation & Edge Support — Casper gets the edge in terms of motion isolation, but Saatva wins when it comes to edge support.
  • Temperature Regulation — Given the firmness level and coils of the Saatva mattress, we think it will sleep slightly cooler than Casper.

Saatva vs. Casper Video Comparison

However, those are just the headlines. There’s a lot more that goes into buying a mattress that you’ll want to consider. Keep reading to learn more.

Casper Original
Casper Original
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Casper Original is the mattress that started it all. If you just want a comfortable foam mattress, it’s hard to do better than Casper.
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People that are looking for a comfortable, affordable mattress
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Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
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Medium
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Soft Foam
Temp
Neutral
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100 Nights
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In this section, we cover how Casper differs from Saatva and the reasons why some people may prefer Casper.

Design & Construction

Casper vs. Saatva when it comes to construction — quite a bit of difference. The Casper bed-in-a-box mattress has a comfortable, soft foam feel. In fact, it even made our list of the most comfortable mattresses on the market.

While technically, the Casper bed uses both memory foam and open-cell proprietary foam, the bed has more of a neutral-foam feel. You really don’t feel much of the memory foam that sits just under the open-cell foam top layer.

Still, the bed is very soft and comfortable. As such, we’ve found that the vast majority of people enjoy the feel of the Casper mattress. It doesn’t matter whether you love or hate memory foam; chances are, you’ll find the Casper mattress very accommodating.

What’s also cool about the Casper mattress is that it uses a special Zoned Support layer that the company introduced in early 2020. This layer is the same as the memory foam and is supposed to add pressure relief and support exactly where you need it.

This Zoned Support layer is actually split into thirds. The top and bottom portions are slightly softer to provide more pressure relief, while the middle portion (under your lower back and trunk) is slightly firmer for more support.

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Casper’s NEW Zoned Support construction

The Saatva mattress, on the other hand, is an innerspring mattress with an extra durable design. It starts with a steel coil innerspring system on the bottom. Then on top of the innerspring system is a layer of individually wrapped coils. These two layers combined give the bed an extra sturdy, supportive base.

In general, coils are much more durable and supportive than the dense foams that a lot of all-foam bed-in-a-box mattresses use for their foundation.

Feel & Firmness

The Casper mattress has a soft foam feel and clocks in at about a medium firmness level. It’s a responsive, light, and airy mattress that responds quicker to pressure than memory foam.

Conversely, the Saatva is more of a traditional mattress feel. What we mean by traditional feel is that the coils give the bed some bounce and the pillow top adds a little bit of comfort. However, the bed is not as soft as the more new-age bed-in-a-box mattresses like Casper. You won’t sink into the top layers as much either.

The Saatva mattress is available in three different comfort levels.You can choose between Plush Soft, Luxury Firm, and Firm versions. This means all sleeper types (back, stomach, and side) will be able to find a model that best suits their particular sleeping habits. Below, we discuss which comfort levels are best for which types of sleepers.

Other Factors to Consider

Edge Support 

Saatva gets the win when it comes to edge support. As you roll over towards the side of the bed, there’s very little compression, and you never feel like you’re going to slide right off the mattress.

Casper’s edge support isn’t quite as sturdy as Saatva, showing a bit of sinkage as you approach the edge of the mattress.

Motion Isolation

Casper’s original model gets the edge over Saatva when it comes to motion isolation. This isn’t a huge shock considering all-foam beds generally perform better than innerspring beds in this department (if you were to compare Saatva with Casper’s hybrid models, they’d perform about the same when it comes to motion isolation).

The Saatva mattress uses dual layers of coils in its construction (more on this below). As such, the bed has quite a bit of bounce to it, which isn’t ideal for deadening movement.

The original Casper mattress, on the other hand, does a great job of deadening movement. In our tests, we barely noticed any motion being transferred from one side of the mattress to the other.

Motion isolation is an important consideration for couples. A bed that limits motion transfer well means you won’t be disturbed if your partner tends to toss and turn or get up a lot throughout the night. No one wants to be jostled awake every time their partner moves. That can lead to a frustrating night of sleep.

Temperature

This was a tough one, but we think the Saatva mattress will sleep slightly cooler than the Casper mattress for two primary reasons.

Reason number one is due to the dual layers of coils in the Saatva mattress. Coils allow for much better airflow than dense support foams, which have a reputation for trapping and retaining heat.

Next, the Saatva mattress is a tad bit firmer than the Casper mattress (especially the Luxury Firm and Firm versions). Accordingly, you’ll sleep more on top of the Saatva mattress, and the top layers won’t hug you as much as the top layers on the Casper. As such, you’re less likely to warm up on the Saatva mattress.

Body Type Analysis

Petite

We think petite people will find both mattresses comfortable. Because the Saatva mattress comes in multiple firmness levels, the best option for someone petite is a more plush model since they won’t be sinking into the mattress as much. With a plush mattress — or the foam of the Casper — a petite person will more comfortably settle in.

Normal

Those of average stature should be happy with either mattress. Each mattress offers a fair amount of support and pressure relief — though Saatva has options — that a person of average weight should be fine with. It comes down to sleeper type more than weight here.

Heavy 

Due to the high-quality construction we described above, and we think Saatva is an ideal option for heavier body types (250+ lb).

Coils provide bi-directional support, which means the coils not only compress but also push back against pressure. This is something dense support foams just simply can’t provide.

As such, the Saatva mattress is better equipped to support the extra pressure big folks exert on a mattress night after night.

In fact, we think so highly of the Saatva mattress in terms of support, and we included it on our list of the Best Mattresses For Heavy People.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: In early 2019, Casper released two hybrid mattresses called Casper Hybrid and Wave Hybrid. If you’re a heavier individual and want to stick with a Casper mattress, we suggest you look into these models for an extra supportive and durable bed. It will have a similar construction to the original Casper bed, just with an extra layer of inner springs.

Sleeper Type Analysis

Side Sleepers

The Casper mattress, despite only coming in one firmness option, finds a nice balance between support and pressure relief. Side sleepers will find the mattress very accommodating. As for Saatva, we’d recommend going with the Plush Soft version. This model will provide the most pressure relief for your hips and shoulders. 

Combo Sleepers

Combo sleepers will be happy with either Casper or Saatva, to be honest, as both are incredibly accommodating of all sleeper types. If you opt for Saatva, it’s a matter of which firmness level you choose, so ultimately, you should consider which sleeper type you primarily consider yourself to be and lean toward that firmness. If you spend most of your time on your back or stomach, opt for the Luxury Firm. If you’re usually on your side, try the Plush Soft. 

Back & Stomach Sleepers

If you’re a back or stomach sleeper, we’d recommend going with Saatva’s Luxury Firm mattress. This model will provide more than enough support under your lower back and trunk. Really, we’d only recommend the Firm version if you’re a larger individual that needs extra lumbar support.

For those who are small to medium in build, the Casper mattress will also be comfortable for stomach sleepers as it provides ample support.

Free Returns

This is a somewhat small point, but Casper offers completely free returns. Saatva, on the other hand, will charge $99 if you decide to return their bed. If you’re an indecisive shopper and you’re on a tight budget, this is something to consider.

Saatva Classic
Saatva Classic
Why it’s Great
Saatva Classic is the original innerspring mattress online. It comes in three firmness options, all of which have coils for support and a fluffy pillow top.
Best for
Consumers seeking a supportive innerspring mattress
Individuals who want multiple firmness options to choose from
Sleep Positions
Back, Side and Stomach
Product Details
Firmness
All
Type
Pillow Top
Temp
Neutral
Trial Period
180 Nights
Warranty
15 Years
Made in
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In this section, we review the areas in which Saatva differs from Casper.

Price Difference Between Saatva And Casper

Both mattresses retail for around $1,100-$1,400 (queen size). However, both companies offer discounts and coupon codes from time to time. Check the table above or our Mattress Deals page to see what promotions each company is currently offering.

If you opt for the all-foam Casper model, it will likely end up being cheaper than Saatva. However, if you go with the Casper Hybrid, it will end up in the same price range as Saatva.

How Saatva And Casper Are Similar

Above we reviewed where Casper and Saatva differ, but what about what they have in common? Well, really, they overlap in just a couple of categories.

Responsiveness

Saatva and Casper are both responsive beds, meaning they both snap back to their original position after pressure is released. This is important for combo sleepers who switch between positions a lot. Combo sleepers will generally find it much easier to roll over and switch positions on responsive beds.

Casper Mattress vs Saatva Review Verdict

If you’ve read this far, you now know how these two online mattresses differ. However, if you’re still having trouble deciding Saatva or Casper, ask yourself a few questions.

First, what kind of feel do you prefer? If you prefer more of a traditional innerspring feel, go with Saatva. If you want more of a soft foam feel and a little more pressure relief, go with Casper.

Next, how much do you weigh? If it’s over 250 lb, we highly recommend going with Saatva or look into the Casper Hybrid and Wave Hybrid.

Last, are you a hot sleeper? If you are, we think you’ll sleep slightly cooler on the Saatva mattress due to its coils and firmness level.

When looking at Saatva compared to Casper, there is much to consider, so we hope this comparison was helpful. Thanks for choosing to spend your time with The Slumber Yard.

Review team

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    Dillon Lopez

    Combo Sleeper

  • Jon Gomez

    Side Sleeper

  • kenzie
    McKenzie Dillon

    Combo Sleeper

  • Tharon
    Tharon Green

    Stomach Sleeper

Saatva And Casper Shipping Policies

The Casper mattress ships for free and arrives at your doorstep rolled up and compressed in a box. From there, you’ll move the box to your desired room and then unroll and unpack the mattress. Just make sure to give the mattress 24-72 hours before using it so it can fully inflate.

Once the mattress arrives, Casper offers you a 100-night risk-free trial period. So they’re giving you three months and change to test out the bed and decide whether you want to keep it. That’s how these online bed-in-a-box companies get around not having thousands of retail stores spread across the country.

If you decide you don’t like the mattress during the trial period, no problem, contact customer service, and they’ll take care of you. The company will arrange for a third-party crew to come to pick up the mattress from your home for no additional fee. Once you provide proof (receipt) the mattress has indeed been picked, the company will issue you a full refund. Casper also backs their mattress with a 10-year warranty. You can read more about what that entails on the company’s website.

Just so you know, all these policies we just went over (free shipping, free returns, 100-night trial period, and 10-year warranty) are pretty standard for the online mattress industry. However, some companies, like Saatva, go above and beyond.

The Saatva mattress does not arrive compressed and rolled up in a box. Instead, it comes with free white glove delivery. This means a delivery person (or two) will not only deliver the mattress but also set it up for you. You don’t even need to lift a finger. The delivery crew will also remove your old mattress for free if you want.

Saatva also beats the industry standard when it comes to their trial period. Instead of 100 nights, Saatva ups it to 180 nights. The return process if you don’t like the bed works the same way as described above. However, Saatva will hit you with a $99 return fee, which is a little bit of a bummer. Saatva also beats the industry standard by offering a 15-year warranty. You can read more about the warranty entails on the company’s website.