I love my mattress. Oh man, you have no idea: I love my mattress.
I think about my mattress. Sometimes when I’m stepping into the subway, I wonder what my mattress is doing, then I do math to figure how long until I’ll be able to lay in bed again. I talk about my mattress to anyone who will listen . When I hear that a friend just bought a new mattress and it was a different brand, I sort of start to doubt the longevity of that friendship.
It wasn’t always this way. I used to be super basic and sleep on a mattress with springs in it. HA! Springs! Like a filthy pig who wallows in muck and for some reason has a spring mattress to sleep on. Even my aspirations were basic: I thought I wanted some broke-ass Tempurpedic. Then a year ago the heavens opened and delivered onto me a glorious Casper mattress and a new day dawned .
Alright, before diving in, I need to clarify: Casper mattresses are like half the price of comparable alternatives, but that is still an investment. This is a luxury, and maybe it is an attainable luxury relative to other mattress prices, but I don’t expect everyone who reads this to insta-buy a new mattress. This article is for the day when you realize that you are ready for a new bed. On that day, I want you to be ready to make the right decision and… well… basically to buy exactly what I bought because I’m a narcissist  and think the whole world should sleep on the same type of mattress I sleep on .
In short, here is why the traditional spring mattresses and the related buying experience is broke as hell:
- Traditional mattress makers don’t have the stones to figure out what makes a good mattress, so they just offer tons of options and leave you to try to figure it out 
- Expensive mattresses are nearly identical on the inside to cheaper ones, the manufacturers just add pointless embellishments to the outside (floral patterns, edge guards, etc.) and boost the price
- Each store uses different naming conventions for models to make price comparison across stores impossible
- The retail experience is super creepy and they try to bargain with you 
- Testing a mattress by laying on it for a few minutes just doesn’t work. Your body needs a few days of sleeping on mattress to adapt. People tend to pick a mattress that is too soft when they test in stores
- Returns are made as hard as possible so you are probably stuck with your stupid soft over-priced spring mattress
This video is the only thing I like about traditional mattress retailers.
Tempurpedics/memory foam sounds cool: they don’t transfer motion so you sleep much better when two people are in the bed and they conform to your body so they can provide better support than spring mattresses. But talk to someone who owns one. They probably hate it. They are too hot, they form to your body too much so it is hard to roll over, and apparently they are terrible for sex because there is no bounce. Hahaha yeah, go buy yourself a memory foam mattress. That sounds like a great idea.
Finally there are latex mattresses which most normal humans have never heard of. They are like memory foam but without all of those problems and with a massive price tag.
Luckily we live in the age of startups and the people behind Casper decided to disrupt mattresses because, well, you gotta disrupt something. Casper mattresses are great because I say so, but also because of these bullet points:
- Cheaper - They sell direct and cut out the middle man. $500 for a twin, $750 for a Full, $850 for a Queen, etc. 
- No middle man - Did you catch that part about no middle man? That means no bargaining, no creepy show room, and no laying on gross beds trying to figure out what is good. Just buy online because the internet is better than real life
- Free delivery - They vacuum pack them in boxes that can be delivered (free) by UPS, fit in the trunk of a car, and even are delivered by bike in NYC because NYC is dope as hell
- Free trial and easy return - Try it at home for 100 days so that you really know if you like it. Return with no hassle if you don’t love it
- One perfect option - They tested hundreds of iterations to find the best bed for most people and just offer that single best option (in the usual twin, double, queen, king, and cal king sizes)
- Made in America - When was the last time you heard that? Kinda weird, right? The process is super labor intensive too. The cover alone requires a full hour to sew.
Which is all cool, but really what matters most is that this is the best bed I’ve ever slept on. It uses a layer of latex on top of memory foam so you get all the cool breathability and bounce of latex with the support of memory foam but none of the price, heat, inability to move, or bad sex that you would expect otherwise. The result is why I’m wasting my life writing about how much I love my mattress.
There are other mattress startups out there that also cut out the middle man, deliver to your door, and all that. But Casper is the only one using this goldilocks combination of latex and memory foam. Why? Because they are the only ones with the cojones to go against industry standard. The mattress lobby  has a general rule that, when you are making a mattress, you put the material with the highest support factor on the bottom and then put lower support factor materials on top. You don’t care what support factor is, but if you don’t believe me then you can read about it here. What matters is that latex, which provides all the good airflow and bounce as a top layer, has a higher support factor than the memory foam on the bottom. Sacrilege! So I guess Casper are a bunch of gd mattress heathens. Personally I don’t care about mattress doctrine and all that matters to me is that by breaking the old rules they made a mattress that I am certifiably obsessed with.
There is so much more I want to say here. Like how one of the founders spent 10 years at IDEO and used all that product design experience and rigor to make Casper so good. Maybe about all the consumer reports type testing they did with people to make sure they got the perfect mattress for almost everyone. How about that you can use a coupon code to get $50 off your mattress .
No, I’m not going to end with any of that. I’m going to end with the most ridiculous part: this week I went to a Casper event that in total drew over 100 people who are as bat shit crazy about their Casper mattress as I am. It was cool to hear about how the product was designed and what went into getting the company off the ground but let’s be real: I was at an event for my mattress and I wasn’t the only person there. How much do you like your mattress? Do you think about it when you are out? Do you go to events for your mattress? All I’m saying is when it comes time to buy a new bed, shouldn’t you have a mattress that makes you this happy?
Not really expecting anyone to use this Amazon link to buy a mattress especially since you can't use the coupon code, but you can check out a few more reviews and see some pictures. The best place to buy, learn more, or see a picture of Kylie Jenner with her casper mattress is direct on the casper website.
Which is no one. Mega :( :( :( :( ↩
Don’t worry, I disgust myself too, you are in good company ↩
What I really mean with all the stupid crap I just wrote there is that I paid money and Casper delivered a mattress to my apartment in an Uber ↩
Hey, but I’m like, it would be pretty cool if that happened ↩
But I feel really bad about it, I swear! ↩
So…. what I’m saying is that I’m a really specific type of narcissist. This is starting to sound like some sort of weird “whole world sleeping on one type of mattress” fetish and I am starting to feel uncomfortable with that direction so I’m just going to stop this thought ↩
But you definitely don’t know what makes a good mattress ↩
Why is bargaining a part of the process? GTF outta here Sleepys ↩
Unless you use a coupon code to get $50 off which you can probably find on Google or just ask me and I’ll tell you ↩
I don’t know if that is a thing that really exists ↩
google should help you find one or email me if you really don’t feel like looking ↩
The correct answer is yes. Yes you should ↩