It’s a friendly ghost vs a yogi in today’s mattress comparison, where the original Casper will be squaring off against the YogaBed!
Casper has become a time-trusted brand in the bed-in-a-box game—its original all-foam mattress is one of the most popular beds on a market. The brand has since expanded into bed frames, bedding, sleep accessories, and more.
Also an all-foam mattress, YogaBed was recently acquired by the Marpac bedding company, a brand whose story is somewhat unique. Marpac actually rose to fame with the creation of the Dohm sleep sound machine, then expanded its offerings to a full line of sleep products, each based around the philosophy of “all-natural slumber.”
Read on to learn how these beds compare in terms of firmness, performance, price, and policies. Short on time? Skip down to my review summary.
Casper vs YogaBed: Which is Better for You?
Both the Casper and the YogaBed are all-foam mattresses, meaning there’s no innerspring network or anything else you’d typically find in a hybrid mattress.
The Casper consists of three layers and is unique for its zoned support system, which we’ll get into in a little bit. For more info, be sure to check out our full Casper mattress review.
At four layers of foam, the YogaBed has a similar construction to the Casper, with both beds creating a balanced feel for the sleeper. For the deeply inquisitive, here’s our full YogaBed mattress review.
A lot of factors come into play when choosing the best mattress for you, such as body type, firmness preference, sleeping position, etc. But we’ll dig into the nitty gritty to help you make an informed decision.
Who Should Buy Casper
- Back sleepers. Casper’s zoned support system in the transitional has softer foam at the shoulders and firmer foam at the hips. That means you get to sink in a little bit at the upper body while also feeling a slight lift in the lower body, both of which help promote a neutral spinal alignment. In fact, the bed is often cited as one of the best for back pain and shoulder pain.
- Those who prefer a balanced foam feel. That being said, the YogaBed also has this trait, so you can’t go wrong with either option if balance is important to you.
- Combination sleepers. Even if the bed isn’t soft enough for strict side sleepers, it should be a good option for anyone who switches positions in the night.
Who Should Buy YogaBed
- Those who prefer a balanced foam feel. Yes, we know that also applies to the Casper, but both of these beds are all about mixing support with comfort and pressure relief.
- Back and combination sleepers. In yet another similarity with the Casper, there’s a lot of support for both of these sleeping positions.
- Restless sleepers. The bed has pretty exceptional motion transfer results, and those who sleep with partners aren’t likely to feel them moving around in their sleep.
Casper vs YogaBed: Similarities and Differences
As you can probably already tell, these beds are more similar than they are different. Let’s see where they overlap and where they might differ.
- Both beds offer a balanced feel that’s different from the plush, contouring experience usually felt in memory foam mattresses
- Both beds are similarly priced and could be excellent options for anyone on a budget
- Both beds should appeal to back and combination sleepers alike
- Both beds tend to sleep cool, which should be comforting for hot sleepers
- The Casper has three layers while the YogaBed has four.
- The Casper scored a 7/10 on the firmness scale, where the YogaBed scored a 6.5/10. However, they’re both still in the category of medium-firm.
- The YogaBed mostly uses poly foam and the Casper has its own proprietary foam in the zoned support system.
Casper and YogaBed Mattress Feel Comparison
Now we’re going to discuss how each of these mattresses feel when lying down on them. We’ll cover topics such as firmness, pressure relief, bounce, edge support, and other performance factors.
The Casper clocks a 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale, which means it’s just a bit firmer than medium-firm. While sleeping on it, you’re likely to feel cradled at the shoulders and lifted at the hips for a balanced feel. There’s a good amount of pressure relief for back sleepers and not a ton of bounce unless you seek out the brand’s hybrid model. For a foam bed, there’s decent edge support, meaning you can probably sleep near the end of the bed without feeling like you’re going to fall off. The Casper also tends to sleep cool due to a lightweight cover and top layer of aerated foam. The bed staves off heat retention quite nicely.
The YogaBed also has a balanced feel, as it combines layers of response foam and memory foam with sturdier high-density poly foam at the bottom. It scored a 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, so it’s also a medium-firm bed. Like most foam mattresses, there isn’t a lot of bounce, and its breathable polyester cover and gel-infused memory foam should help the sleeper stay cool. For an all-foam bed, the edge support isn’t too shabby, either.
Comparing What it’s Like to Sleep on the Casper and the YogaBed
When looking for the perfect mattress, pretty much any bed is going to feel different depending on your sleeping position. With that in mind, let’s see how the Casper and YogaBed feel on the back, side, and stomach.
Back — There’s no denying that the Casper is an especially good option for back sleepers. The combination of sinkage and lifting provides a lot of pressure relief, and the foam fills in the lumbar region for some extra-comfortable cushioning.
Side — At first, the Casper feels good while side-sleeping, but the longer I’m in that position, the more uncomfortable it feels. The bed might be just a bit too firm for strict side sleepers, who often need something with more contouring to cradle their shoulders and hips. But if you’re someone who switches between their side and another sleeping position at night, the Casper could work for you.
Stomach — Stomach-sleeping doesn’t feel horrible on the Casper, but folks who strictly gravitate toward this position will likely need a much firmer bed for more overall support.
Body Weight — Anyone over 250 lb. will probably need a mattress with more support and should check out our list of best mattresses for heavyweight sleepers.
Back — When back-sleeping, my body weight feels evenly distributed across the YogaBed and its top layer of response foam.
Side — Similar to the Casper, side-sleeping feels good at first on the YogaBed, but gets a little discomforting after a bit. Combination sleepers should be fine, but strict side sleepers should take note and seek out a softer bed with more contouring.
Stomach — Although my body weight feels evenly distributed while lying on my stomach, there is some sinkage after a while that could throw my hips out of alignment with my shoulders.
Body Weight — Again, people over 250 lb will want something firmer with more support.
Comparing Casper and YogaBed Prices
Purchasing a new mattress is a big investment, so price range is going to be important to a lot of people. Even though the YogaBed and Casper are comparable in their cost, check out the pricing chart below to see if one is better than the other for your budget.
Comparing Casper and YogaBed Mattress Materials
It’s time for an anatomy lesson on both of these beds. Let’s peel back the covers and see what they’re physically made of.
- Cover — Made of a lightweight polyester blend, the Casper’s mattress cover is soft, stretchy, and has a lot of airflow.
- Comfort Layer — The first proper layer you’ll encounter is made up of an aerated foam that’s slow to respond to pressure and allows the sleeper to slightly sink into the bed. There will be pressure relief at the shoulders and hips, and the material’s aerations make for a cooling breathability throughout the mattress.
- Transition Layer — Beneath the comfort layer is the transition layer of zoned support. This is the section of the mattress with a softer foam at the shoulders for pressure relief and a softer foam at the hips for extra lift. It’s what makes the Casper so balanced.
- Base layer — Finally, the Casper has a thick layer of high-density poly foam that provides shape and stability.
- Cover — A mix of polyester and cotton, the YogaBed’s cover is lightweight, straightforward, and has a fluffy feel to it.
- Comfort Layer — Next, you’ll sink in just a little to a layer of soft-response poly foam. While there is a tiny bit of contouring, its quick response soon returns to form and provides support.
- Transition Layer — Below the comfort layer is a thicker layer of gel memory foam that has a much slower response. The thinner layer and thicker layer work in tandem so the sleeper doesn’t feel too on top of the bed, but doesn’t sink in too far, either.
- Support Layer — Made up of a high-density poly foam, the support layer gives a foundation to everything above and also provides stability and shape.
- Base Layer — The last section of the YogaBed is a second layer of high-density foam that’s even denser than the first. There’s a lot of durability here in this final layer.
As a final roundup, let’s summarize the best qualities of each of these beds.
Casper Best Features
- The zoned support. The combination of firmer and softer foam in a single layer feels unique to Casper and goes a long way toward developing a balanced feel.
- The temperature. The aerated foam allows the Casper to work against the typically hot-sleeping nature of memory foam.
- The price. The Casper has consistently been praised as providing a lot of value and comfort.
YogaBed Best Features
- The balance. The soft-response foam combined with the gel memory foam makes for a great combination of pressure relief and support.
- The motion transfer. For a memory foam mattress, the YogaBed is adept at isolating motion and could be great for couples.
- Again, the price. As we’ve said, the Casper and YogaBed are comparable when it comes to dollars.
Comparing Company Policies
- Trial Period — The Casper has a 100-night sleep trial period.
- Shipping — The company offers free shipping, and the bed usually gets there between 3–8 business days.
- Mattress Warranty — All Casper mattresses have a 10-year warranty.
- Trial Period — The YogaBed has a 101-night sleep trial period.
- Shipping — Shipping is free as long as you’re in the continental U.S.
- Mattress Warranty — The YogaBed has a 10-year warranty.
Comparing Casper and YogaBed Customer Service
As always, I give each mattress brand a rating of Stellar, Great, Satisfactory, or Poor based on my interactions with their respective customer service teams. Let’s see how these brands did.
Casper Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating
- Stellar. Casper has an informative FAQ section on their website, and you can even Skype into their customer service line. I reached out outside of their call center’s business hours and was able to get in touch with a human via live chat.
YogaBed Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating
- Satisfactory. If you want to talk to a live person about your YogaBed mattress, you have to request a callback. Their FAQ section was also a little sparse. However, their live chat function is very speedy. I was able to get my issue resolved right away.
Comparing Other Products from Casper and YogaBed
Casper vs Casper Wave Hybrid
- As Casper’s luxury model, the Wave Hybrid combines the company’s cooling AirScape Foam with multiple layers of zoned support and pocketed coils.
- The Wave Hybrid has a softer feel than the Original Casper.
- This springy bed should appeal to back sleepers and combination sleepers.
- Click here to read the full review.
Casper vs Casper Element
- The Casper Element is essentially the brand’s budget option.
- Consisting of a simple design of AirScape foam and HD poly foam, this medium-firm mattress could be a good fit for back sleepers and stomach sleepers.
- The Element is a touch softer than the Original Casper.
- Click here to read the full review.