Nectar vs Purple vs Casper

Nectar, Purple, and Casper offer a wide variety of innovations in materials and sleep technology for the best night sleep at the best prices. Thanks to their light weight materials, these mattresses offer direct to consumer shipping and a simple set-up process! Depending on your sleeping habits and means, each has something to offer and each are backed by warranties with risk-free incentives.

Feel, Firmness, and Support Comparison


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Nectar has earned multiple awards including USA Today’s Best Mattress of The Year and Slumber Yard’s Best Foam Mattress of 2019. Nectar mattresses are known for their 5-layer form construction with each layer ranging in different density. Nectar beds provide a good amount of back support with this unique construction. They are also ideal for many sleep preferences due to their medium-firmness.

The multiple layer structure means you don’t sink in too far and your spine remains properly aligned. Nectar’s adaptive memory foam mattress layers are designed to relieve common pressure points beneath your shoulders, hips, and legs for better spinal alignment on any body type. Nectar is constructed from four special grade performance layers and a cooling cover. Nectar incorporates four super-premium and medical grade Certi-pur LUSH and Hi-CORE Foam layers into the mattress construction.

  • First Layer: This is the bottom base cover. It helps ensure your mattress remains in place within your bed frame.

  • Second Layer: This is the base layer. It stabilizes the memory foam mattress layers above and reinforces support.

  • Third Layer: This layer is comprised of adaptive Hi-CORE memory foam. It brings the perfect amount of support to avoid feeling of sinking.

  • Fourth Layer: This layer is comprised of gel memory foam. It helps distribute your weight and body heat around the mattress, so you don’t sleep hot or feel lumps.

  • Fifth Layer: This is the quilted memory foam cover. It is softy and airy, providing enhanced comfort where you feel it most.

Nectar also minimizes motion transfer to move around freely without waking your partner and allowing for a more secure feel.


Couple Sleeping in Purple Mattress | Purple Mattress vs Nectar

If you're looking for something new and different than the traditional memory foam beds, Purple is for you. It's patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer top layer has a distinct feel that’s more responsive to bounce back to general shape. It features  comfort technology that instantly and intelligently adapts to your body to softly cradle your hips and shoulders and firmly support your back’s natural shape.

The Purple Grid intelligently flexes to gently cradle those pressure points for a unique zero gravity-like feel. Purple offers multiple models for different amounts of “No Pressure Purple Grid” firmness and feel; The Purple® Mattress, Purple® Hybrid Enhanced for adaptive support and airflow, and the Purple® Hybrid Premier for the ultimate no pressure mattress. Purple beds also contain dense foam side rails to ensure sleepers feel supported around the edges.

If you’re a hot sleeper, the Purple beds also allow for the most airflow thanks to Purple’s Hyper-Elastic Polymer designed. The 2-inch gel like square formation also allows air to flow more freely.


Man Sleeping in Casper Mattress | Casper Mattress vs Nectar

Casper mattresses are offered in three model line-ups with various levels of firmness and comfort technology. These include the Casper, the Wave, and the Essential. The original Casper has 4 layers of premium foam, Zoned Support™ under shoulders,  breathable open-cell foams, and hips, and sits 12" in height. The Zoned Support™ system was designed for all body types. It features three areas of support for optimal spinal alignment, no matter your height or weight.

The Wave offers 5 layers of premium foam, Targeted Support™ from gel pods, a soft top layer, and sits 13” in height. This mattress offers a unique ergonomic system that uses precise contours and targeted gel pods to align your spine for better sleep. Due to the Wave’s innovative design, it has been endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association™.

The Essential Mattress is a lower priced option with several of Caspers' firmness and comfort features. This includes 3 layers of premium open cell foams and it sits 11” in height. The Essential still brings the pressure relief memory foam transition layers that cradles your curves at a lower price.

Casper’s Hybrid model also offers enhanced edge support for a firmer perimeter that makes getting in and out of bed easier.

Price, Trial and Warranty


Nectar is the most affordable option. It offers a queen Nectar Memory Foam Mattress for $799 with 0% APR financing as low as $67/ Month. Additionally, Nectar is offering $399 of free gifts included with each mattress purchase. These include a mattress protector, sheet set, and 2 pillows.

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Nectar offers an industry-leading 365-night Home Trial, a Forever Warranty™, and Free Shipping & Returns.


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The queen Purple mattress is priced at $1,099. With this purchase, you receive a 100-night trial, free shipping & returns, and a 10-year warranty. You may also qualify for as low as 0% APR financing.


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Casper’s original queen mattress starts at $995. This purchase includes a 100-night risk-free trial, free shipping & returns, and 10-year limited warranty.