If you’re deciding whether to get a Casper mattress or a GhostBed mattress, you’ve come to the right place. In this review, I’ll explain the features that give each of these foam mattresses a unique feel. I’ll also dive into each bed’s construction, firmness, and more.
So let’s dig into a battle of the beds!
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GhostBed vs Casper: Which is Better for You?
Depending on your preferred sleeping position, body type, and whether or not you sleep with a partner or pet, one of these beds is likely to suit you better than the other. Take a look at the list below to get a quick idea of which of these beds might be the best mattress for you.
Who Should Buy the Casper
- If you’re a side sleeper the Casper’s zoned support system could work well for you. But if you’re looking for a really plush feel I’d suggest one of our best mattresses for side sleepers.
- If you struggle with back pain the Casper’s zoned support system could provide the relief you need.
Who Should Buy the GhostBed
- If you’re a combination sleeper the bouncier GhostBed could work best for you. Though you should feel comfortable on both mattresses.
- If you’re a hot sleeper both of these cooling mattresses could be great fits, but the GhostBed might have an edge thanks to its latex comfort layer.
GhostBed vs Casper: Similarities and Differences
Before we get into the details, I want to give you a brief overview of the key similarities and differences between these beds. For more information, you can check out my full Casper mattress review and GhostBed mattress review.
- You’ll feel more “on top of” than “stuck-in” these responsive beds.
- Both of these beds have a firm feel.
- Both beds fall into a similar price range, and are quite affordable.
- Neither bed is ideal for heavy people. If you’re a heavier sleeper I’d recommend one of our best mattresses for heavy people instead.
- Neither bed is a great choice for strict stomach sleepers. If that’s you, I’d head to our best mattress for stomach sleepers roundup.
- The Casper uses a zoned support system, so it feels softer at the shoulders and firmer at the hips. The GhostBed offers balanced support throughout its structure.
- The GhostBed is bouncier than the Casper, which could make it a better fit for combination sleepers.
- While both beds use cooling technology, the GhostBed sleeps just a little cooler than the Casper.
GhostBed and Casper Mattress Feel Comparison
Now that you know what the basic facts about each mattress, let’s dive deeper into how they actually feel.
How a mattress feels is going to depend on your size, shape, and weight. That said, your preferences may very well differ from mine! For reference, I’m 5’10”, weigh around 190 lbs., and prefer to sleep on my stomach.
I put the Casper mattress at a 7 out of 10 on the firmness scale. The industry standard for a medium-firm mattress is 6.5 out of 10, so this mattress is on the firmer side.
The Casper, unlike the GhostBed, has zoned support that provides varying levels of firmness. This means that depending where your body is, you’ll experience more pressure relief or more support. Because of this, I think the Casper has an edge over the GhostBed in terms of spinal alignment. So I recommend folks who want to fight off back pain opt for the Casper. I also think this zoned support system could appeal to side sleepers who need extra pressure relief at the shoulders.
While I think back sleepers are also going to appreciate the Casper, I don’t think it’s supportive enough for heavier folks (250+ lbs) or anyone who spends a portion of the night on their stomach.
I also gave this mattress a 7 on the firmness scale. Like the Casper, the GhostBed is just a tad on the firmer side.
While combination sleepers and back sleepers will likely enjoy the GhostBed’s firm, bouncy feel, stomach sleepers might not get enough support on this mattress. And when I was on my side, the GhostBed felt firmer than the Casper. This might cause strict side sleepers to experience a jammed-up feeling in their shoulders. To solve this problem, I suggest strict side sleepers go with a softer mattress, such as the GhostBed Flex (more on that below).
The aerated latex comfort layer in this mattress makes it an especially great choice for combination sleepers who need to move around easily at night and hot sleepers looking for a cooling bed. Latex is naturally bouncy and cooling, so these sleepers should feel particularly comfortable on the GhostBed.
Comparing What it’s Like to Sleep on the GhostBed and the Casper
How you sleep and your body weight really affect how a mattress feels to sleep on. Below, I’m going to share how I experienced each mattress in different positions, and how I think it feels for different body weights.
Back — I found the Casper super comfortable on my back! It’s just a bit firmer than medium-firm, and has some great lumbar support. Also, its zoned support system is great for promoting a healthy, straight spinal alignment.
Side — I felt ok on my side, but I think strict side sleepers will want to go with a mattress that’s just a touch softer. If you’re a side sleeper who switches positions at night, however, I do think this could be a good bed for you.
Stomach — I found the Casper comfortable on my stomach, but I think if I were to spend the whole night in this position I’d find my hips sinking too far into the mattress. I’d say stomach sleepers should go with something a bit firmer.
Body Weight — If you’re a light sleepers (less than 130 lbs.) you might find the Casper just a touch firmer than I did. This is because light sleepers won’t sink into the mattress as far. Conversely, I think heavy sleepers (those over 250 lbs.) are going to feel the Casper as softer. I don’t think this bed is supportive enough for heavy sleepers.
Back — I really liked the GhostBed while laying on my back! Though it doesn’t have the zoned support of the Casper, it is still a really comfortable mattress for back sleepers.
Side — Like on the Casper, I felt just ok in this position. Typically, I want something a bit softer for strict side sleepers, who will want their hips and shoulders to sink into the mattress.
Stomach — I don’t think the GhostBed is quite firm enough for strict stomach sleepers, but back and stomach combination sleepers could be quite happy on this bed.
Body Weight — Similar to the Casper, the GhostBed is going to feel a bit firmer for light sleepers and a bit softer for heavy sleepers. I don’t think this bed has the support level needed for larger body types. I almost always steer larger sleepers to mattresses that were specifically designed for their needs.
Comparing Casper and GhostBed Prices
When choosing between the Casper or GhostBed mattress, your decision may (understandably) hinge on price. I’ve provided a table that gives you a side-by-side price comparison for each mattress below. And don’t forget to use our Casper coupon code or GhostBed mattress coupon to cut down the price of your new bed!
Comparing Casper and GhostBed Mattress Materials
I cut these beds open to examine each of their layers. This gave me an idea of why each mattress feels the way it does. Read on below to learn more.
Cover — At the top, we have a soft and stretchy cover consisting of a knit polyester blend.
Comfort Layer — Beneath this is an aerated foam layer. This open-cell foam has a slow response to pressure, meaning it will alleviate tension at the shoulders and hips.
Transition Layer — Casper cranks up the pressure-relief factor by providing a memory foam layer with zoned support. Each of the three zones is a different firmness level, which means this middle layer feels a little firmer at the hips than it does at the shoulders. What I like about these zones is that they present a comfortable blend of support and pressure relief while keeping your spine aligned.
Support Layer — Last but not least is a layer of thick high-density polyfoam. This base foam gives the bed its support, so you’ll likely feel plenty of stability while you catch some Zs.
Cover — First up is the breathable polyester/viscose blend cover.
Comfort Layer — Next is a top layer made of latex foam. This soft, aerated layer provides breathable comfort and support. Combine that with the natural, moisture-wicking benefits of latex, and you’ve got a one-two punch of cooling and ventilation.
Contour Layer — The second layer of this bed is made of gel memory foam. This gives you the contouring, pressure-relieving benefits of memory foam and the cooling perks of gel. Since this layer is underneath the buoyant latex layer, you won’t feel “stuck” in it, though it will offer a little sinkage around your pressure points.
Support Layer — At the bottom, you’ll land on 7.5 inches of high-density support foam. This base layer holds up the plusher layers above. It’s also the thickest layer of the mattress, which gives the bed some firmness to offset the plush feel of its other layers.
To get even more specific about my recommendations, I summarized a few of my favorite features of each mattress.
Casper Best Features
- When compared to other mattresses of similar quality, I think the Casper is a fantastic value buy!
- Folks with back pain are also likely to enjoy this mattress because it does a particularly swell job of relieving pressure at the lower back.
- Since it’s softer at the shoulders, the Casper offers some relief for folks wanting to prevent shoulder pain. Plus, it does a stellar job at keeping your spine in alignment.
GhostBed Best Features
- The GhostBed is made for back sleepers! It has enough support for spinal alignment, while offering a plush, pressure-relieving comfort layer at the lumbar region.
- In terms of mobility, the GhostBed delivers. Its “springy” latex comfort layer means you can easily switch positions to your heart’s content!
- The GhostBed is a super cooling mattress, so the hot sleepers out there should definitely check it out.
Comparing Company Policies
- Trial Period — 100 Nights
- Shipping — Free
- Warranty — 10 Years
- Trial Period — 101 Nights
- Shipping — Free
- Warranty — 20 Years
Comparing Casper and GhostBed Customer Service
Below are customer service ratings for each brand. I rate each brand based on my personal experience with their customer service teams. Possible ratings include Poor, Satisfactory, Great, and Stellar.
GhostBed Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating
Great: I gave GhostBed a Great rating because I was immediately matched with a helpful agent when I used their chat function. But, if you contact GhostBed outside of working hours your request will be sent to the company via email. In my experience, it does take a few days to get a response over email, so I’d suggest sticking to the chat function or phone line.
Casper Sleepopolis Customer Service Rating
Stellar: I have Casper a Stellar rating because I was paired with a very helpful agent right away. He answered all my questions thoroughly and was especially helpful and transparent when I asked questions about navigating Casper’s warranty.
Comparing Other Models from Casper and GhostBed
Want to learn more about these mattress companies? Take a look below to learn about some of the different mattresses they offer.
- This bouncy bed uses pocketed coils for support rather than HD polyfoam.
- Like the Original, this bed is great for back sleepers.
- Combination sleepers should appreciate how easy it is to change positions on this bed.
- Learn more in my complete Casper Hybrid mattress review.
Casper Nova Hybrid
- This hybrid mattress uses a ton of cooling technology to prevent heat retention. That means it should keep you cool all night.
- This soft bed is a great option for side sleepers.
- Combination sleepers should also enjoy the bouncy feel of this mattress.
- Find out more in my full Casper Nova Hybrid mattress review.
Casper Wave Hybrid
- This luxury hybrid mattress is a little pricier than Casper’s other models.
- Heavier folks (over 250 lbs) should get plenty of support from this mattress.
- The zoned support system in this hybrid makes it a great fit for anyone struggling with back pain.
- Interested? Read my full Casper Wave Hybrid mattress review for more info.
- This all-foam luxury mattress is one of the most cooling options in the GhostBed line.
- It offers plenty of pressure relief that side sleepers could appreciate.
- Couples might like this mattress. You won’t feel too disturbed by a restless partner on the Luxe.
- Learn more in my full GhostBed Luxe mattress review.
GhostBed 3D Matrix
- This bouncy mattress is a great fit for combination sleepers.
- This bed uses a special gel polymer to draw heat away from the body, which means it should sleep super cool.
- This soft mattress is a great option for side sleepers.
- Find out more in my full GhostBed 3D Matrix mattress review.
- This medium-firm hybrid mattress could be a great fit for couples.
- Side sleepers should enjoy the pressure-relief this mattress offers at the shoulders and hips.
- Combination sleepers might appreciate the bouncy feel of this bed.
- Learn more in my full GhostBed Flex mattress review.
Other Common Casper and GhostBed Comparisons
Still not sure which bed is the right new mattress for you? Take a look at a few other common comparisons to decide!
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- GhostBed vs Nectar
- GhostBed vs Leesa
- GhostBed vs Purple
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- GhostBed vs Tempur-Pedic
- GhostBed vs Brooklyn Bedding
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- Casper vs Leesa
- Casper vs WinkBeds
- Casper vs Purple
- Casper vs DreamCloud
- Casper vs Endy
- Casper vs Nectar
- Casper vs Lull
- Casper vs Puffy
- Casper vs Layla
- Casper vs Brooklyn Bedding
- Casper vs Saatva