is one of the first pure, startup online mattress companies, having launched in early 2014. The new Casper mattress was an immediate hit, earning over $1 million in sales in its first month.
is a more recent entrant into the budget foam mattress business; however, Leesa has also found itself a large and loyal market, very quickly.
The rapid success of both companies is because both sell an excellent-quality foam mattress at a rock-bottom price.
Which can make them hard to apart.
In this 5-minute head-to-head comparison, we’ll dive into how Casper and Leesa compare & contrast on things like materials & construction, comfort, price, warranty & return, and of course, sleep experience.
My aim is to give you enough facts to choose the mattress that best fits your sleeping needs and preferences.
So let’s dive in!
The Brands Behind The Beds
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, with the aim of improving mattress quality while bringing prices down.
Wolfe and his team wanted to eliminate the pricey and often useless fillers that traditional manufacturers add to mattresses.
Today, the company is totally focused on creating a one-size-fits-all mattress designed to be a perfect fit for most sleepers.
The company prides itself on their 100% US manufacturing process and their commitment to using only the best materials and manufacturing practices.
They also donate one mattress to a charity organization for every ten they sell.
The original online mattress rebel, Casper, is almost a household name these days.
They’ve been featured in numerous publications from the New York Times to Forbes and received many accolades from business leaders.
After launching in April 2014, in November the company expanded its delivery beyond the contiguous United States into Canada.
The company uses safety-certified materials in their mattress, and their manufacturing is also handled wholly in the United States.
Casper has experienced rapid growth in the relatively short time it has been around.
Their innovation and exceptional customer service has kept them ahead of the industry.
The Leesa mattress is made of three simple layers of high quality foam. Each layer is designed to achieve a specific purpose.
Together, the three layers create an amazing sleeping experience, especially for the price.
The cover on the Leesa mattress is made from quilted poly-lycra blend fabric. This is the same material used in sports clothing and is highly breathable and comfortable.
Leesa’s top foam layer is comprised of 2 inches of a special type of foam called Avena.
provides several advantages for the Leesa mattress, including:
- Avena foam offers the cooling and comfort of latex foam, but it is more durable.
- Avena foam provides a softer bounce than Casper, which is better for sleeping.
- Avena foam is breathable, which keeps the Leesa cool and moisture-free at night.
- Avena foam is really good at inhibiting motion transfer, so couples won’t interrupt each other at night.
The second layer in the Leesa mattress consists of 2 inches of memory foam. This layer is responsible for body contouring and pressure relief, which the Leesa excels at vs. other foam mattresses at this price.
At the bottom of the Leesa, the foundation layer is made from 6 inches of high-density support foam, bringing the entire mattress thickness to 10 inches. The foundation foam provides foundational support and is also breathable, which further helps in keeping the Leesa mattress cool on warm summer nights.
Casper’s three foam layers
takes a slightly different approach to the construction of their foam mattress.
The Casper mattress uses an open-cell latex foam placed on top of another layer of memory foam.
The open-cell latex foam in the Casper helps to keep the mattress cool and provides a nice bounce – a bit more than the Leesa, which makes the Casper especially friendly to amorous couples
The memory foam layer underneath that is responsible for compression support and pressure relief.
The bottom layer is made of 7 inches of high-density support foam, providing support to the top layers of the mattress.
All together, the three layers bring the mattress thickness to 10 inches, same as the Leesa.
While not 100% natural like Leesa, the memory and foundational foams in the Casper arecertified.
Casper’s latex foam is alsocertified, which means it has extremely low VOC emissions and is made using the highest manufacturing standards.
Comfort & Firmness
Both Leesa and Casper offer one-size-fit-all comfort level mattresses. You have no firmer or softer options.
Note: If you’re looking for inexpensive foam mattress that offers a choice of comfort levels, take a look at, or .
Leesa’s comfort level is medium-firm.
On a scale of increasing firmness from 1 to 10, the Leesa falls between a 6 and a 7, which is perfect for most people.
The Casper comfort level rates a slightly firmer 7 out of 10.
Comparing the two, the Casper does feel slightly firmer, especially if you are on the light side.
A number of factors combine to create a great-sleeping mattress.
A mattress first has to provide adequate support. This means it spreads your body weight evenly across its surface and provides the right amount of body contouring to avoid pressure points.
In addition, body heat and moisture need to be dissipated, to keep the mattress cool while you sleep.
Finally, you don’t want the mattress to sink too much, which can cause posture problems to develop – especially if you sleep on your side or stomach.
Leesa scores very well in all of these areas.
Their patented Avena foam provides excellent cooling power, while Leesa’s middle memory foam layer works to keep the sleeper comfortable and adequately supported.
Where the Leesa mattress really shines, however, is in body contouring (also called compression support). Leesa’s memory foam layer seems better at body contouring than Casper’s.
The foam conforms to body curves and angles really well, cradling them in a soft hug to prevent any painful pressure points. If you are a side-sleeper, this will matter a lot.
Another area where Leesa performs well is in limiting motion transfer, which is a good thing for couples who tend to fidget around at night.
Casper has thousands of customer reviews online, and most of them speak highly of the mattress. It’s hard to argue with their customer satisfaction.
But there are some differences vs. the Leesa.
One notable difference is that the Casper is a slightly firmer mattress, although it still falls within the universal range.
Because of the extra firmness, sinkage is less pronounced in Casper, making it slightly better for back sleepers. Heavier sleepers might also prefer Casper to Leesa, because it sinks less.
In regards to motion transfer, the Leesa outperforms Casper. If your significant other moves around at night, you’ll feel it more on a Casper. This may be due to the slightly firm latex layer on top.
Where the Casper mattress excels, however, is in temperature control. The open-cell latex used in the top layer is exceptional in dissipating heat away from the mattress.
Warranty and Returns
Both mattresses are about the same on warranty and return policies. Buying from either Leesa (or Casper) is a no-risk experience.
Leesa gives their customers 100 days to test the mattress.
A return can be made during the first 100 days for a full refund.
Returned mattresses are given to charities.
Customers making returns from Alaska and Hawaii will be charged $100.
If you decide to keep the mattress, it will be covered under a 10-year full replacement warranty covering structural defects and workmanship issues.
Casper also offers a 100-day test period.
If you don’t like it, Casper also offers fuss-free and zero-cost returns.
They’ll send someone to pick up the mattress from your home and deliver it to a charity or recycling facility.
Shipping and Delivery Options
Leesa ships free of charge to customers in all 50 United States, including Hawaii and Alaska. Shipping is done at no cost to the customer.
It will probably take 5 to 10 days for a Leesa mattress to get to you, though, because each mattress is made to order. This is a few days longer than Casper.
Like Casper, the Leesa mattress comes in a compact box.
Leesa does not offer in-home setup services, so you’ll have to do the unboxing yourself. But it is pretty easy.
Casper NYC delivery warehouse
Casper ships mattresses via UPS Ground in the United States and via UPS Air in Canada. Shipping is also free.
In the US, it’ll take 2 to 5 business days to get your Casper, while delivery to customers in Canada takes about 3 business days.
If you live in New York, you can get your Casper delivered in just an hour or two.
Casper does not provide setup services, either, so get ready to do the unboxing yourself. But it is easy – and once you unroll the mattress on a flat stable surface, it should expand to its normal size within a few minutes.