Have you been checking out mattresses to replace your current one? A little overwhelmed by the choices available? You are not alone. Many people find it quite difficult to choose the best mattress as there are so many to pick from. We have picked out two of the most popular products on the market right now – GhostBed and Casper – and comparing them so you can get an idea of which might be a better choice for you. Read on to find out if you should choose the GhostBed versus Casper.
Construction of the GhostBed Mattress
The GhostBed mattress is made up of three layers to create an 11-inch mattress. The top layer is a 1.5-inch layer of aerated latex foam while the middle layer is made up of 2 inches of gel memory foam. The bottom layer is made up of 7.5 inches of high-density support foam. The GhostBed’s extra 1 inch provides extra support and durability. It carries up to 750 lbs of weight.
Construction of the Casper Mattress
Casper consists of three layers to make a 10-inch mattress. The top layer is a 10-inch layer made of latex foam. It creates a cool sleeping surface. The middle is a 1.5-inch memory foam layer while the bottom is a 7-inch foam layer that acts as a support and base for the top layers. Latex foam is an excellent material for mattresses as it prevents the memory foam from trapping heat, which in turn means that the Casper mattress is one that sleeps very cool. As mentioned in the official website, this mattress has the capacity to carry up to 450 lbs of weight.
Firmness and Support
The GhostBed mattress feels a bit firmer initially but is still capable of meeting the standards of different sleepers. Upon initial contact, you will feel like it is firm but once you settle, the mattress will soften up as the foam used to make the GhostBed conforms to your body.
The GhostBed provides full body support for all types of sleeping positions. The foam softens up after settling, but it does an excellent job of maintaining good support and providing pressure point relief.
On the other hand, the Casper mattress firmness is medium firm, giving most sleepers what they need in a mattress. The feel of this mattress does differ, depending on the sleeper’s weight. This means that the heavier the weight, the more it sinks.
Thanks to the similar construction of the foam layers, both mattresses offer quite a good amount of support. The Casper’s sinkage is higher. When you lie down on it, it hugs you more as the foam moves almost instantly according to your pressure points, providing support to your body.
When it comes to mattress comparison in relation to motion transfer, the GhostBed has very little motion transfer. This is mainly due to the construction of latex and memory foam.
Like the GhostBed, the Casper mattress also has a very low amount of motion transfer. This is a great option for couples as it means that you will hardly feel anything when your partner gets up or moves around while sleeping.
Pricing and Trial Period
The Casper mattress is priced between $550 and $1,150. It offers a 100-day trial period and a 10-year warranty. The GhostBed mattress, on the other hand, is priced between $495 and $925. It offers a 101-night trial period and a 20-year warranty. If you are looking for a top-quality mattress with medium firmness at an affordable price, these two mattresses are definitely a fantastic choice.
Shipping and Returns
GhostBed offers free shipping for the United States. It ships within 24 hours and is dispatched compressed in a box. Similarly, Casper offers free shipping for customers in the U.S. Like the GhostBed, this mattress too comes compressed in a box.
GhostBed offers a full refund with returns. The same goes for the Casper mattress, offering a full refund within 100 days of the trial period. The company picks up the mattress and arranges for it to be forwarded to a recycling company or donated to a charity.
Ghostbed or Casper?
Although Casper was a major innovator in the mattress market over the last few years, many manufacturers like GhostBed have come in and offered mattresses that are better and more comfortable, giving consumers better value. All in all, we think that the GhostBed is a better choice.