Tempurpedic vs Casper : A Mattress Comparison

2014-12-27 17.20.34A little over 10 months ago, I purchased a Tempur-Pedic mattress to replace my large, spring-loaded, pillow-top mattress. What on Earth prompted me to spend $2400 on a new mattress? Two words: my back.

For years, my back has given me grief, especially when I sleep at night. I would toss and turn all night trying to relieve the agony in my lower back, only to wake up in the morning feeling restless and stiff. I finally hit the point when I could take the discomfort no more, and off to one of the big box stores I went to buy one of the memory foam wonders.

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It took me some time to get used to my new tempurpedic. The first few weeks had me waking even more stiff and in pain than my previous mattress, but that eventually subsided as my body became used to sleeping in proper form. However, a few weeks ago I came across this new startup company named Casper.

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They are disrupting the mattress industry by selling a well designed and high quality mattress direct to consumers for a very reasonable price. Seeing as they are offering a 100 day trial with a 100% money back guarantee, I couldn’t resist buying one to compare it to my uber expensive tempurpedic. Check out the video below for my side-by-side comparison of both mattresses.

Tempurpedic vs Casper. Casper vs Tempupedic. Either way, let the challenge begin!

I’ll report back in a few weeks on how it sleeps as compared to my Tempur-Pedic Cloud Supreme.

Oh yea, if you’re interested in purchasing a Casper, please click here and we’ll each get $50 for the referral. Heck yea!

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  • JustInADaysWork

    Any conclusions?

    • I’m really enjoying the Casper. Giving it another week or so to let my body fully adjust before I make a final determination and record the follow-up video. I can say that I’ve had no back issues or discomfort during the trial period so far.

      • Edward Anthony Savage Jr

        …and now? A month later?

        • Hey Edward. I meant to post a follow-up video by now, but I’ve been flat out busy with startup life. Not enough hours in the day. 🙂

          The Casper is a really great bed. In fact, I just returned the tempurpedic before my year return period expired. I’m 100% Casper now.

          The bed has held up wonderfully, is very comfortable. I can highly recommend.

          If you or anyone has more questions, I’m happy to answer them. Just ask away… 🙂

          • Edward Anthony Savage Jr


  • Robert L.

    I am a side sleeper so the shoulders and hips are major pressure points. Are you a side sleeper and can you give any feedback on how it would be for side sleepers?

    • Hey Robert,

      Sorry for the delayed reply. Busy life. You know how it goes… 🙂

      I usually start off on my back, but then eventually roll over to a side before finally hitting the zzzzzz. I’ve found any position to be comfortable so far. I’m not a stomach sleeper, but I imagine that would be fine as well.

      The nice thing about the Casper is that doesn’t envelope you like the tempurpedic. Instead, it provides (to me) just the right amount of comfort. Definitely worth the 100 day free trial to find out. You can’t go wrong.

      • Robert L.

        Thanks Matthew!

  • Pragmatic88

    I am interested in the Casper mattress but every review I find has a link for a $50 referrer fee. I do not blame the reviewers for trying to make money but it certainly raises questions about the objectivity of their reviews.

    • Certainly a reasonable concern. I’m a startup guy / entrepreneur myself, so I understand growth hacking and gorilla marketing techniques. I can’t blame them for implementing the referral system, although I can see why it would raise some red flags for certain people.

      I think they counter this concern by offering a 100 day free trial. You can’t really go wrong. If you don’t like the mattress, they send a local charity to come and pick it up as a free donation.

      For what it’s worth, I would give the review I gave either way. And in fact, the referral code is only good for the first 5 people who use it. After that, it’s free marketing for them. So, if you (or someone else) wants to swap their referral code in for mine on this post, I’m fine doing it. I hit my referral code limit in the first 3 or 4 days. I was amazed!

    • Jennifer

      GhostBed has the same $50 discount. You can find it at sleepopolis.com. And guess what? GhostBed is about $75 cheaper than Casper, pre-coupon, and has been given slightly higher ratings than Casper. I am shopping for a new mattress myself right now. I’m a side sleeper, and my 15-year-old original Tempur-pedic is starting to make my shoulder hurt at the pressure point. It is also making me hot as hell as I enter menopause. LOL

  • Stephen Bearington

    I’ve been shopping around for a new mattress, trying to decide between Casper, Tuft & Needle, and Tempurpedic.

    It really is hard to beat the price of the online mattress options.

    After a few months of sleeping on the Casper how do you like the mattress? Do you think you’ll keep it long term?

    Appreciate the write up and your help!


    Side note – I came across this review of the tech specs of the Casper earlier today http://sleepopolis-mattress-reviews.com/reviews/casper-mattress-review/ Might be helpful to some of your other commenters.

    • I’m still sleeping on the mattress and still loving it. It really is a great mattress. I had not heard of the Tuft & Needle before. Never tried one of those. But as you said, the price of the online mattresses can’t be beat. I’m stoked that I ended up getting a better mattress for a 1/3 of the price I paid for the Tempurpedic. #winning


    Nice commercial !

  • Eric Wittenmyer

    What was your final word on the two mattresses?

    • I still use the Casper. It’s great. I’ve got a King in my bedroom, and Queen in my guest bedroom.

      That being said, it’s been about 2 years since I compared the mattresses. At the time, Casper was the only “mattress-in-a-box” that I knew about. Since then, I’ve seen plenty of other brands pop up on the market.

      I would definitely investigate to see if there is a better Casper on the market these days. Not to say I don’t like my Casper, b/c I do, but I recall seeing this commercial for Purple mattress which 1) made me laugh and 2) made me wonder if it’s better than the Casper.


      Let me know what you end up buying. Cheers!

  • Tom

    How much did the new mattress cost you?

    • I believe it was $800. 1/3 the price of the Tempurpedic at the time.

  • Corgigrrl

    How about now??

    • Still a great mattress IMO. It’s held up nicely and is super comfy. I think they might have updated their manufacturing recently and the mattress could be even better now. You could Google and see what you find.