Ghostbed vs. Casper Mattress Comparison (2020)


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1. Saatva ClassicInnerspring$799 - $1,599
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4. Nest Alexander HybridLuxury Hybrid$949-$1,699
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5. PlushBeds Botanical BlissLuxury Organic Latex$999 – $1,998
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Mattress toppers & pads are a great way to cool your bed and extend its life.
Topper SizeMaterialFirmnessWarr.
LINENSPA
LINENSPA 2 Inch Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper, Twin
Best Value2"Gel memory foamMedium3 years
MOLECULE AIRTEC
MOLECULE AIRTEC
Best Comfort3"Memory foamMedium-firm5 years
MyPillow
MyPillow Three-inch Mattress Bed Topper (Twin)
Best pressure point relief3"FoamMedium-firm10 years
LUCID
LUCID 2-Inch Ventilated Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper - Full
Best cooling2"Gel memory foamSoft3 years
Milemont
Milemont Mattress Topper Twin, 2-Inch Cool Swirl Gel Mattress Topper for Twin Size Bed, Blue
Best for back pain2"Gel memory foamMedium10 years
Pure Green
Pure Green 100% Natural Latex Mattress Topper - Firm - 2 Inch - Queen Size
Best for stomach sleepers2"Natural latexExtra-firm5 years
Sleep Innovations
Sleep Innovations 4-inch Dual Layer Gel Memory Foam Enhanced Support, King, Made in the US Mattress Topper
Best for side sleepers4"Gel memory foamSoft10 years
Sleep Number DUAL TEMP
Sleep Number DUAL TEMP
Best temperature regulation-Forced Air-1 year
TEMPUR ProForm
Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR Supreme 3-Inch Mattress Topper Medium Firm, Full, White
Best memory foam3"Memory foamMedium-firm10 years
Avocado Green
Avocado Green
Best organic2"Organic latexSoft/firm10 years
Bed cooling/heating systems have come a long way – especially the BedJet, my favorite.
SystemTypeBest For...Temp. RangeControl
BedJet V3
BedJet V3
Air cooledBest Overall (esp. for night sweats)66°F-104°FWireless remote control/smartphone app
ChiliPad Cube 3.0
Chili Technology chiliPAD Cube 3.0 - ME and WE Zones - Cooling and Heating Mattress Pad - Individual Temperature Control, Great Sleep Enhancement, Wireless Remote Integration (Queen (80" L x 60" W))
Water cooledBest water cooling system55°F-115°FWireless remote control
Ooler Sleep System
Ooler Sleep System
Water cooledBest temperature control55°F-115°FSmartphone app via Bluetooth
The Pod by Eight Sleep
The Pod by Eight Sleep
Water cooledBest smart cooling system55°F-115°FSmartphone app/smart voice assistant
Mattress Cooler "Classic"
2020 Mattress Cooler "Classic" Chilled Water Sleep Cooling System (Now with a Spare "27x63" Cooling Pad)
Water cooledBest budget cooling systemN/AWireless remote control
SleepNumber Dual-Temp v3
SleepNumber Dual-Temp v3
Air cooledN/ARemote control
bFan Cooling System
bFan Cooling System
FanBest bed fanN/AWired remote control
Brookstone bed fan
Brookstone Bed Fan with Wireless Remote
FanN/AWireless remote control
These pillows excel at relieving neck and shoulder pain:
PillowWhy I Like It
PlushBeds Shredded Natural Latex Pillow
Best Cooling Mattress Pads

best shredded latex pillow for side sleepers
Coop Home Goods Memory Foam
Coop Home Goods - Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow - Hypoallergenic Cross-Cut Memory Foam Fill - Lulltra Washable Cover from Bamboo Derived Rayon - CertiPUR-US/GREENGUARD Gold Certified - Queen
perennial, proven Amazon Choice with over 16,000 reviews
MARNUR Contour Pillow
MARNUR Cervical Memory Foam Pillow Orthopedic Contour Pillows for Neck Pain Ergonomic Pillow with RoHS Certification and Pillowcase Covers, White(23.5×14.5×5.5 Inch)
perfect spine support using a groove down the middle
SleepRightSplintek Side
SleepRight Splintek Side Sleeping Pillow Memory Foam Pillow – Best Pillow for Sleeping On Your Side – 24" x 5" Standard Size
full facial cradle plus a perfectly-angled shoulder cradle
Xtreme Comforts Adjustable Pillow
Xtreme Comforts Hypoallergenic, Adjustable Thickness, Kool-Flow Micro Vented Bamboo Shredded Memory Foam Bed Pillow for Sleeping, Back, Stomach & Side Sleepers, Queen Size, Made in USA
thinner and softer than most, so your head will not bend back
UTTU Sandwich Pillow
UTTU Sandwich Pillow, Adjustable Memory Foam Pillow, Bamboo Pillow for Sleeping, Cervical Pillow for Neck Pain, Neck Support for Back, Stomach, Side Sleepers, Orthopedic Contour Pillow, CertiPUR-US
designed specifically for neck support and alignment.
Mediflow Water Pillow
Mediflow Fiber: The First & Original Water Pillow, clinically Proven to Reduce Neck Pain & Improve Sleep. Therapeutic, Ideal for People Looking for Proper Neck Support
clinical tests prove it reduces neck pain
Cradle Me Cervical Pillow
Cradle Me Cervical Pillow - Orthopedic Contour Memory Foam Pillow for Back and Side Sleepers with Neck and Spine Support - Helps Reduce Back and Neck Pain
best overall design with lots of position choices
KaUa Neck Roll
K Ka Ua Neck Roll Pillow Cervical Bolster with Bamboo Cover – Memory Foam Spine Lumbar Traction Spondylosis Support 4” Diameter x 17 “Length (4 Inch)
1,000s of satisfied customers & rave reviews
J-Pillow Travel Pillow
J-Pillow Chin Supporting Travel Pillow - 2020 Version - British Invention of The Year Winner - Supports Your Head, Neck & Chin (Blue)
added chin support prevents your head from falling forward.
Nursal Contour
NURSAL Knee Pillow for Side Sleepers - Wedge Contour Support Pillow for Leg, Orthopedic Knee Pillow for Sciatica Relief, Back Pain, Leg Pain, Pregnancy, Hip and Joint Pain
great reviews, washable cover - and half the price
These are my favorite luxury sheet sets sold online:
Best Luxury SheetsIncludesSizesColours
Parachute
Parachute
Fitted sheet + two pillowcasesTwin to Cal KingSand, Slate, White, Light Grey, Blue
Brooklinen
Brooklinen Luxe Core Sheet Set – Includes 1 Flat Sheet, 1 Fitted Sheet + 2 Pillowcases – 480 Thread Count Sateen Sheet Set – 100 Percent Long-Staple Cotton – Oeko-TEX Certified – Smoke – Twin
One flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.Twin to Cal KingWhite, Cream, Steel, Smoke, Smoke Stripe
Saatva
Saatva
One flat sheet, one fitted sheet, and two pillowcases.Twin to Cal KingWhite, Ivory, Grey
Boll and Branch
Boll & Branch Luxury Fair Trade Long Staple Organic Cotton Sheet Set - Full, Natural
one fitted sheet, one flat sheet, and two pillowcases.Full, Queen, King, Cal King onlyWhite, Solid Natural, Striped White, Pewter
Best For Specific Needs Soft and Warm: Parachute’s Sateen sheets Most Luxurious: Brooklinen’s Linen sheets Organic Luxury Sheets:  Saatva Lofton Organic sheets Breathable/Cool: Percale sheets from Parachute or Brooklinen
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Casper is a household name in the world of online mattresses.  They were the first online-only mattress brand when they launched in 2013.  The original Casper mattress was a latex foam and memory foam hybrid, but they have since replaced the latex layer with poly foam.

Ghostbed is an offshoot of Nature’s Sleep, a decades-old bedding company.  The Ghostbed Classic mattress is a latex foam and memory foam hybrid.  The memory foam layer is also infused with gel to improve temperature control.

Both of these mattresses sleep well – so which bed is the right one for your home?

What's In This Comparison

In this Casper vs. Ghostbed comparison, we pit two of the most popular foam mattresses sold online against each other and compare them in important areas such as comfort, sleeping experience, support and price.

My goal here is not to tell you which mattress to buy, but to give you the information you need to make your own confident choice.

So – let's get started!


Casper vs. Ghostbed: Which Should You Buy?

Here is my quick summary for each mattress:

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I gave the GhostBed Classic an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5.0.

BUY THE GHOSTBED IF:

  • You want a little more bounce in your mattress
  • You want to save ~$100.

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I gave the Casper Original an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5.0.

BUY THE CASPER ORIGINAL IF:

  • You want a memory foam mattress that cradles you.
  • You sleep on your side or stomach.

 

Keep reading to learn more about these differences.


Mattress Construction

Casper

Casper Original Mattress 4 layer design

The Casper mattress consists of four layers, designed to work perfectly together to provide adequate support, comfort and temperature control. Here’s how the layers are arranged.

  • Breathable foam – The top layer is a special type of open-cell foam. It boosts air circulation, thus countering the heat-retention nature of the memory foam layer below.
  • Memory foam – The second layer consists of responsive memory foam. This layer is designed for pressure relief especially around vulnerable pressure points such as your hips and shoulders. Unlike traditional memory foam, this one feels more bouncy.
  • Zoned transition foam – this layer provides firmer support for your hips than your shoulders making it a good choice for side-sleepers. It also serves as a transition between the comfort layers above and the foundational support layer below.
  • Support foam – This layer provides overall support and stability while also ensuring the mattress lasts long.

Altogether, the four layers have a thickness of 10 inches.

To know more, check out our in-depth Casper wave review, Casper hybrid mattress review, and Casper essential mattress review.

 

Ghostbed

GhostBed Mattress-Queen 11 Inch-Cooling Gel Memory Foam-Mattress in a Box-Most Advanced Adaptive Gel Memory Foam–Coolest Mattress in America-Made in the USA–Industry Leading 20 Year Warranty

The Ghostbed mattress is designed with three layers together measuring 11 inches. As with the Casper mattress, these layers deliver on three important areas: support, comfort and temperature control. Here are the three layers and their functions.

  • Aerated latex foam – A layer of breathable latex foam gives the Ghostbed a springy feeling while also keeping it cool.
  • Gel infused memory foam – the cooling capabilities of the mattress are further enhanced in the second layer where the gel infused in the memory foam helps dissipate excess heat away from the mattress.
  • Foundational foam – 7 inches of high-density foam forms the support layer of the mattress. It provides support for the other layers and holds the mattress in shape for years.


To know more, check out our in-depth Ghostbed mattress review.


Comfort and Firmness

Casper

Casper vs Ghostbed

Since they sell only one mattress, Casper designed a universal comfort mattress. Their mattress’ comfort level can be described as medium firm: not too soft neither too firm. It is right in the comfort range most people prefer.

The top two foam layers are softer, providing a comfortable hug when you lie on the bed. The bottom two layers are firmer and help to balance out the softer layers.

The result is a mattress that works well for a large majority of sleepers. Whether you sleep on your back, stomach or side, the Casper mattress will feel comfortable. And whatever your weight or physique, the mattress feels just right.

If you prefer a bouncy mattress, you will love the Casper mattress. Though it is not as bouncy as when it had a top latex layer, it is still quite springy and a pleasure to sleep on.

Ghostbed

GhostBed Mattress-Queen 11 Inch-Cooling Gel Memory Foam-Mattress in a Box-Most Advanced Adaptive Gel Memory Foam–Coolest Mattress in America-Made in the USA–Industry Leading 20 Year Warranty The Ghostbed also comes in a single firmness level. So like the Casper, they had to make a mattress that is ideal for most people. To achieve this, they tweaked the different layers and foams until they got a medium firm feel.

On its own, latex foam is firmer than memory foam. But Ghostbed’s top latex layer is followed by a pressure relieving memory foam layer. Together, the two layers create the right level of soft-firm balance on the mattress.

You will not feel as if you are sinking into a swamp neither will it feel like you are floating on a hard rock. The mattress is soft enough for comfortable pressure relief but also firm enough for support.

Thanks to the top latex layer, the Ghostbed mattress is slightly more responsive (springy) than Casper. So if you are looking for a bouncy mattress but don’t want an innerspring one, try Ghostbed. This also makes Ghostbed the better mattress for sex compared to Casper.


Sleeping Experience

Casper

Casper vs Ghostbed

As soon as you hit the mattress, different layers get to work making your sleep as comfortable as possible. The top layer ensures that body heat is dissipated away from the mattress. If you sweat at night, the moisture does not remain stuck in the mattress, making it smell stale. The mattress stays cool and fresh all night long.

The second layer of memory foam wraps itself around your pressure points. Whether you sleep on your back, stomach or sides, you will not feel any part of your body pressing painfully against the mattress. This is especially helpful for slim individuals and athletes with lean and bony physiques.

The third layer allows the mattress to adapt to your body form and sleeping position. It provides proper weight distribution, an especially important action for back support. As a transition layer, it also keeps the high-density base foam from making the mattress too firm.

Overall, Casper provides a great sleeping experience and not just for individuals but for couples too. There is minimal motion transfer, and the moderate responsiveness of the foam makes for better sex.

Ghostbed

GhostBed Mattress-Queen 11 Inch-Cooling Gel Memory Foam-Mattress in a Box-Most Advanced Adaptive Gel Memory Foam–Coolest Mattress in America-Made in the USA–Industry Leading 20 Year Warranty

As already mentioned, Ghostbed feels more responsive than Casper. It’s also fairly soft thanks to the memory foam in the second layer. This gives it just the right amount of sinkage without turning the mattress into a swamp.

Immediately you lie on the Ghostbed it may feel a bit too firm because of the latex layer on top. But give it time and the pressure relieving nature of the memory foam will be apparent.

One of the areas where the mattress performs well is in temperature control. There are two cooling strategies designed into the mattress. The first is the top aerated latex foam layer. The open cell foam design keeps air circulating, ensuring that body heat and sweat are continually dissipated away from the mattress.

The second cooling technique is the gel-infused memory foam in the middle layer. This is a strategy we have seen in various other mattresses. It’s even used in hospital mattresses especially in burn units where temperature control is extremely important. The gel counteracts the heat retention tendency of memory foam, allowing air to circulate and heat to escape

For couples, the latex foam layer on top keeps motion transfer to a minimum and provides a nice bouncy feeling that is great for sex.


Warranty and Returns

Casper

Casper has a very simple return process. When your order is delivered, you have 100 nights to try out the mattress. If within that period you decide it isn’t for you – maybe it’s too firm, too soft or just doesn’t feel right – then just contact them to arrange a return.

Note that returned mattresses are not taken back to Casper’s warehouses for reselling. They are often delivered to a local charity or church. In some locations, however, because of the law, the mattress is recycled.

Whatever the case, Casper will work with you to make the process smooth and ensure you get a full refund with no questions asked.

If you decide to keep the mattress, your purchase will be protected by a ten-year limited warranty. This is the standard coverage period for most mattresses. The warranty covers indentations of more than 1 inch, manufacturer defects, and workmanship issues. Make sure you read the full warranty on their website before making an order.

Ghostbed

Ghostbed has a similarly straightforward return process. After delivery, you have 101 nights to test the mattress and decide whether it is right for you. If for whatever reason you don’t like it, just contact the company to arrange a return. However, the company recommends trying out the mattress for at least 30 days before initiating a return.

Note that the 101 trial period only applies to mattresses bought from Ghostbed’s official website. If you buy yours from Amazon, then it is subject to Amazon’s 30-day return policy.

As for the warranty, Ghostbed provides one of the longest warranties in the industry: 20 years. But there is a catch. The warranty is prorated. That warranty only covers the repair or replacement costs in the first ten years (you still pay for transport and handling). After that, you have to pay a part of the replacement costs depending on how old the mattress is.

One thing to note about both mattresses is that you can only get a refund after making a return. Since they each have one mattress only, there is no option of requesting another mattress.


Shipping and Delivery Options

Casper

Casper Wave MattressCasper provides free shipping to all 50 states. Once you make an order, the mattress is shipped via UPS within 1 to 2 days. The delivery process then takes an extra 1 to 5 days. The overall shipping time will vary between 2 and seven business days depending on your location.

But you can use the tracking number provided when the mattress ships to track your order and know when it will be delivered.

UPS does not offer any white glove delivery for the mattress. So you’ll have to set up the mattress yourself. I’d recommend having an extra pair of hands around to help you carry it inside and unpack it.

In some cities like New York and San Francisco, the company offers white glove delivery. They will deliver the mattress on the same day you order it and help you unpack and set it up. If you need the extra help, contact customer support for details on pricing.

Ghostbed

GhostBed Mattress-Queen 11 Inch-Cooling Gel Memory Foam-Mattress in a Box-Most Advanced Adaptive Gel Memory Foam–Coolest Mattress in America-Made in the USA–Industry Leading 20 Year Warranty

Ghostbed offers free shipping to all the 48 states of continental United States. If you are from Alaska or Hawaii, you might want to find another company that ships that far out for free. That’s because of Ghostbed charges $600 freight charge for these two states.

No white glove delivery is offered, so it’s a good idea to have a friend or family member around to help you carry the box inside and unpack it.


Price

Casper is the slightly more expensive of these two with the Queen and King size mattresses surpassing the $1000 mark.

When buying, check whether you are eligible for the financing options offered by both companies. Casper uses Affirm while Ghostbed uses Zibby.

Here are the latest discounted prices for both brands:

Bed Size Casper Original (w/ $100 off) Ghostbed (on Amazon)
Twin $495
Twin XL $595
Full $895
Queen $995
King $1,195
CA King $1,195

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Casper Is The Right Mattress For You If:

  • You sleep on your side or on your stomach


Ghostbed Is The Right Mattress For You If:

  • You want a mattress that is bouncier, cooler and slightly more supportive.
  • You want to save $100 (some sizes)

 

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