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Nectar mattress vs. Casper mattress

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Many brands offer what has become known as a “bed-in-a-box” or “mattress-in-a-box”. These tightly rolled mattresses packaged in boxes or bags can be an easy solution to one’s bedding needs. Many of these packaged beds offer exceptional performance to over a million happy consumers. If you want a deep dive into the mattress in a box industry, read how long does a mattress in a box last?

A mattress-in-a-box might be right for you. Mancini’s Sleepworld carries several excellent brands to choose from including Nectar and Casper.


Nectar was established in 2016, with a new generation of memory foam mattresses. These excellent memory foam mattresses bring various benefits like pressure relief and motion isolation to the table. The company soon rose to achieve its goal by offering affordable yet high-quality products for customers. 

What’s inside?

Layers of a Nectar Mattress

Nectar mattresses come with three memory foam layers and two covers, one on top and one on the bottom.

  1. Cooling cover: Nectar mattresses have a soft, breathable cover that promotes airflow and is bed-bug resistant. 
  2. Gel Memory Foam: A gel memory foam layer that offers a cool night of sleep and also helps in body conforming. 
  3. Adaptive hi-core memory foam: This layer supports the body in most sleeping positions. 
  4. Base layer: A strong base of polyfoam that prevents the body from sinking. 
  5. Mattress cover: The bottom cover prevents the mattress from slipping off.

These layers, when combined, offer excellent pressure relief and motion isolation. The gel layer provides a cool night of sleep, and the transitional foam offers a responsive feel. The base polyfoam steps up the mattress’s life and prevents sleepers from sinking too far into the mattress. 


Casper was established in the year 2014, and utilizes specially formulated Airscape polyfoam. 

In many ways, Casper has carved a niche for itself in the mattress-in-a-box industry. The company played a trend-setter, a crucial role in driving quality and customer awareness about such an innovative concept. 

What’s inside?

Layers of a Casper Mattress

Casper mattresses are made of three soft foam layers: 

  1. Airscape foam: The top layer of the memory foam mattress offers airflow for maximum breathability, keeping the sleeper cool all night. 
  2. Support layer: Three ergonomic zones of the support layer offer support for the shoulders, waist, hips, and lower back. 
  3. Durable support foam: Supportive foam layer responds to your movements throughout the night and relieves pressure points. This durable support foam makes your mattress last longer. 

Apart from that, Casper mattresses come with a polyester cover with stretchy side panels for easy zipping and unzipping. 



Nectar & Casper brands offer mattresses in all standard sizes, i.e., Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, and Split King.


Nectar & Casper mattresses fall within the range of 10 to 14 inches in height. 

Motion Isolation

This characteristic is vital for couples sharing a bed and those who wake up easily in the middle of the night. As a common rule, memory foam mattresses perform well regarding motion isolation.

Both Nectar and Casper offer great motion isolation because of the foam make.

Suitable with an adjustable base

Both the Nectar and Casper mattresses work well on an adjustable base/foundation.


Mattresses, in general, are either warm, cool, or neutral. Memory Foam mattresses trap body heat resulting in a warm sleep throughout the night. Nevertheless, both Nectar and Casper sleep neutral or cool because of the cooling materials incorporated in the make and construction. 

Edge Support

Both Nectar and Casper mattresses offer good edge support. 


Considering the construction and make of both Nectar and Casper, both mattresses will last for at least seven years because of the high-density foams.


While there are many similarities, the differences to note are that: 

  • Nectar mattresses are firmer than Casper mattresses. Therefore, Nectar mattresses work better for heavy sleepers than Casper mattresses. 
  • Casper mattresses have a softer feel than Nectar mattresses. 
  • There is a slight difference between warranty and sleep trials between the mattress brands.
  • Because of firmness levels, Casper mattresses conform closely to the body, while Nectar conforms moderately.

Who should buy what?

Both Casper & Nectar provide the traditional memory foam feel and hug. However, they are pretty different in make and construction. 

Nectar mattresses offer a medium-firm body-hugging feel that gently cradles the sleeper supporting the shoulders, hips, and knees, especially for side sleepers. 

On the other hand, a Casper comes with three ergonomic zones that offer great spine alignment and is great for stomach and back sleepers. 

CasperNectarCombination sleepers, those who switch positions during the nightNectar mattresses are best for average to heavy weight sleepers who need a little firmer mattress. Sleepers who prefer a balanced foam feel that makes movement easyNectar mattresses are ideal for side sleepers offering a snug-feel while keeping your spine aligned and pressure points supported.  Casper mattresses are also excellent for back sleepers because of the zoned support foam that offers contouring at high-pressure areas like shoulders, hips and core to offer relief to pressure pointsBack sleepers who prefer a soft, yet supportive sleep surface. Casper mattresses are ideal for hot sleepers who will enjoy a cool sleep because of the perforated AirScape foamNectar mattresses are ideal for hot sleepers because of the gel memory foam layer that dissipates heat. 


Our top picks

Nectar Premier Copper Medium Firm Mattress 14"

Nectar Premier Copper Medium Firm Mattress 14" white_check_mark eyes

With a Nectar mattress, sleep as cool as a cucumber with heat-conductive copper fibers combined with sleep fabric technology woven into the cover. An extra inch of comfort layers helps you reach your peak snooze every night. Your back and muscles will thank you for the support, Nectar offers. 


Casper Wave Hybrid Snow Medium Mattress 13"

Casper Wave Hybrid Snow Medium Mattress 13"

Casper mattresses come with foams are certified by the CertiPUR-US program. They are made without ozone-depleting chemicals and are regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million). Experience a great night of sleep on a Casper. 

The bottom line

Both Nectar and Casper are two established mattress-in-a-box brands that offer an exceptional range of mattresses. Plus, each brand boasts a responsive customer care support team and friendly customer policies. 

It is understandable that deciding a winner between Nectar or Casper can be daunting. We at Mancini’s Sleepworld will help you with a range of mattresses offered by both the brands. You can try each one of them before you make your decision. Choosing the right mattress according to your comfort and sleep position is essential. 

What are you waiting for? Visit your nearest Mancini’s Sleepworld and find the perfect mattress for your body type.

October 06, 2022