Casper vs Leesa Update – Make A Decision Already!

Hey guys!

Many of you have been asking if Justin and I have made a decision between the Leesa mattress and the Casper mattress. When we first embarked on this journey we imagined that we would be sleeping on a king sized mattress by now. We mentioned in our previous post that we would write a follow-up article when we came to a decision. We haven’t forgotten to update you guys. We have yet to decide. “What??? It’s been months! Are you guys really sleeping on two twin mattresses pushed together?” Yes. My husband and I are still sleeping on one twin Casper mattress and one twin Leesa mattress side by side on the floor in our bedroom. It’s quite lovely. You guys would especially admire our old queen mattress and box springs being used as a headboard. It’s the epitome of style. šŸ˜‰

So why haven’t we decided on a mattress? There are a couple of reasons.

  1. Justin and I have yet to agree on a mattress.
  2. Justin would like to try both mattresses out in the summer months.

While Justin and I find both mattresses quite comfortable, I am slightly partial to the Casper while Justin is slightly partial to the Leesa. The Casper’s soft top layer allows me to comfortably sink in while also feeling completely supported by the firm middle and bottom layers of the mattress. My husband speculates that at 5’7″ and 120 pounds, I am not heavy enough to sink as far into the Leesa as he does at 6’0″ and 190 pounds to feel the same level of support. This is likely due to the fact that the Leesa is composed of a firmer top layer and softer middle layer when compared to the Casper. When Justin and I performed sink tests on both mattresses, I sank further into the Casper than the Leesa while Justin sank the same amount into both mattresses. Justin and I calculated our weight to height ratios. Check them out below.

Weight to Height Ratios

  • Kylie: 120 pounds/67 inches= 1.79
  • Justin: 190 pounds/72 inches= 2.64

All this being said, we believe that people with a lower weight to height ratio may find the Casper mattress to be more comfortable than the Leesa. On the other hand, people with a higher weight to height ratio, may find the Leesa mattress to be more comfortable.

One sleeping on a twin mattress at 6 feet tall may find that their feet hang off the edge. This is the case with my husband and because of this, he appreciates the seamless edges of the Leesa mattress. Although this is a concern right now, it is not likely to be a big deal when we buy a king mattress as the mattress will be long enough to accommodate my husband’s entire body. šŸ™‚

Justin and I live in Texas and most of you probably know that summers here are HOT! In addition to hot weather, my husband is warm blooded and likes to be cool when he sleeps. We have found that the Leesa sleeps cooler than the Casper and Justin would like to see how much of a difference it makes in the dead of the summer. That being said, we have found that the Casper sleeps cooler than our old innerspring mattress. I would also like to note that when sleeping on the Leesa, I did not find it to be uncomfortably cold as I also like to stay cool when I sleep.

So that is what is going on over here. I hope this answers some questions. We do not plan to sleep on twin beds forever and will update here when we bite the bullet and decide to eliminate the likelihood of waking up in a crack. šŸ˜‰

Do you have experience with either mattress? Feel free to leave your input in the comment section as it is always nice to have multiple opinions. Do you still have questions? Feel free to leave them in the comment section and we will do our best to answer as soon as we can. šŸ™‚

Promo Codes
If you have made up your mind and are ready to buy, feel free to use one of our discount codes below. You get $50-$75 off your mattress purchase and we also get $50. Win win!

$75 OFF Leesa Promo Code Link: http://leesa.refr.cc/3G7SWG3
$50 OFF Casper Promo Code: http://refer.casper.com/s/kylieai
Note: Please do not feel obligated to use one of our discount codes but for those of you that do, we are appreciative. šŸ™‚

Kylie

26 Responses to “Casper vs Leesa Update – Make A Decision Already!

  • Hannah M
    2 years ago

    We have been searching for a mattress too… We’re debating between a few brands, I find the Helix to be enticing because it is customizable to each couple, AND for 100 more bucks you can SPLIT the bed so each person can get what they like. Maybe something to look into if you have such different needs! Just wanted to share. We’re debating between Casper, GhostBed, Leesa, and Helix.

    • Hello Hannah and thanks for commenting! šŸ™‚ We have heard some neat things about the Helix mattress. Thanks for the info! With so many mattress brands, it can be difficult to know what mattress is going to be the best fit for you. Happy mattress shopping!

  • Literally just saw the Casper commercial last night while watching some football and it’s got me and the lady considering one. Long story short, we currently have this $2,000 Simmon’s Cabo San Lucas Plush Firm pillow top mattress frame & box set from Sear’s that we both hate. It’s comfortable to lay in, but for some reason we cannot sleep in it whatsoever. Quality of sleep is terrible, light sleep, and the few hours prior to the alarm clock I’m tossing and turning every 10-15 minutes and feels as if I’m not even falling back to sleep but really am in those 10-15 minute intervals – but it’s super light and leaves me with no energy for the day. We decided to lay a blanket down on the floor an sleep on the rock hard carpet floor for a month. Comfortable? Not exactly. Sleep quality improve? Hell yes! So this leads me to believe we need something on the firmer side for quality sleep. Somebody mentioned in the comments that the Casper felt soft up top but then like it’s on a wooden plank past the inch of soft – that sounds ideal to me. I’m 5’11 160lb, lady is 5’4 120lb – we’re both youngsters at 25. Between the two and my brief story, what do you think? Wondering if one of these would be an ideal option, or if another non-pillow top Simmon’s (or whatever other brands are on the market these days) firm ass mattress from Sear’s should still be an option as well. Regardless, never getting a pillow top mattress, ever, again! Thanks in advance for any advice you may provide!

    • Hi Josh! Sorry for the late reply. I certainly hope you and your partner have found a solution because it sure sounds like you guys were having a rough time. I can’t believe y’all slept better on a blanket on the floor! Goodness! Hmmm… I think you guys will likely find both the Casper and the Leesa comfortable as both mattresses are considered somewhat firm. The nice thing is, you guys can try one out and if it isn’t a good fit, Casper or Leesa both have awesome risk free trial periods. Please let us know if you have any other questions! We would also love to know what ends up working best for you guys!

  • Hi, I am keen to know which mattress you finally decided to keep and which mattress you sent back šŸ™‚ Looking forward to your reply. Thanks Angelo (UK)

    • We are getting closer to making a decision and will post here when we do! Sorry for the wait! šŸ™‚

  • I went back and forth between Casper and Leesa for months before finally pulling the trigger on the Leesa. Best decision ever. My boyfriend and I are not small people, weighing in at 230 & 250 so I was concerned about how a foam mattress would support our weight- so far the Leesa is amazing. I sleep on my side and run very hot and have not woken up sweating once since we got it a month ago (July and August heat!) I do find that when I lay in one spot I tend to form a little pit, as the foam becomes softer and contours to my body. At first I thought it was wearing unevenly, but it seems to just be breaking in quicker where we lay all night. I have tried to even out the breaking in process by sleeping in the middle and snuggling a bit and I just rotated head to foot tonight to see if that helps, although my bottom stays in the same place and that seems to be the heaviest part of my body. The mattress is not lumpy or uneven, it just must be the foam softening up as I’ve read it does over the first month or two of use.
    I do have a question- both of your tag pictures say not to use a foundation. I have our king size Leesa on two brand new twin XL “box-springs.” These are rock hard, spring-less wooden foundations. We had our old mattress on an IKEA bed with slats and I hated everything about it. It was incredibly low, the slats slipped out at very annoying times, and overall it made me angry, so I decided our next bed would be a proper height and feel solid underneath us. I have a frame with 9 feet rated to 2500 lbs under the foundations, so I guess my question is why does Leesa and Casper recommend no foundation? How would you go about abiding by the tag if you want your mattress at sitting height? Will this set-up change the integrity of my mattress?

    Thank you so much for your review- it factored in greatly when I finally made a decision!!

    • Hello Amanda and thanks so much for your comment!

      I am thrilled to hear that you love your Leesa mattress! As for your questions regarding a foundation, I am not yet knowledgeable on that detail since we have yet to make a decision and are still sleeping on the floor. I’ll bet Leesa could provide you with some insight.

      I hope you have many more cozy nights in your new bed!

  • Since it seems you’re at an impasse on which to choose, I suggest you go with the one that you find better for sex…..

  • Any update on which mattress you chose?

  • Awesome reviews and write-ups. Also being in Texas (Houston) I know it can get rather warm during the summer months. Thing is, let’s say I’m a fluffier type of guy (280 lbs, 5’11”), so I weigh more.

    Would you suggest the Leesa over the Casper for “fluffier” people?

    • Thanks so much Jay! That is what we would expect based on what we have discovered with our weight to height ratios.

  • Sandy Knapp
    2 years ago

    Now that its summer, how is the temp situation? I’m itching to buy either the Casper or Leesa. I’m in my 50’s and have super annoying hot flashes at night. I think either mattress may be better than my spring one, but would like your latest update. I’m 5’7″ and 150 lb female, so I would fall right in between your ‘sink’ ratio, so I’m guessing both would be supportive. Thanks

    • Hello Sandy!

      After sleeping on both mattresses during the summer, Justin has found that he can sleep comfortably temperature wise on the Casper and the Leesa. That being said, he still finds that the Leesa is cooler than the Casper. One might guess that since you are between mine and Justin’s ‘sink’ ratios that you would find both mattresses to provide ample support but you just never know until you try. I would like to note that although I prefer the Casper, I am also able to sleep comfortably on the Leesa. I hope this helps!

  • Hmmmmmm, so you don’t have to worry about making a decision within 100 days like the rest of us?

    • Great question! We have the same 100 day return period as everyone else but decided to sell the mattresses after we make our decision as we would feel bad about sending one or both back.

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