Casper Element Mattress
Its comfort system consists of a 3-inch layer of proprietary polyfoam called AirScape. This foam contours to the body to relieve pressure buildup. It’s also engineered to allow hot air to escape through tiny perforations. A 6.5-inch polyfoam core provides a stable base for the comfort system.
In total, the Element measures 10 inches thick, making it an average-profile mattress that should be compatible with most standard sheet sets. A cover made from a blend of polyester, upcycled cotton, rayon, and Lycra wraps the mattress.
- People who want a pressure-relieving mattress
- Value seekers
- Side and back sleepers weighing under 230 pounds
- The conforming foam may not provide enough support for sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds.
- The midsections of stomach sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds could sink too deeply into the mattress.
- Those looking for a sleep surface they can use long-term may prefer a more durable model.
Mattress Prices and Sizing
The Element is the most affordable mattress in Casper’s lineup. It has a budget-friendly price-point that should appeal to shoppers looking for an excellent value. Shoppers can purchase this model in six standard sizes, including California king.
|Twin||38” x 75”||10”||41 lbs.||$395|
|Twin XL||38” x 80”||10”||43 lbs.||$445|
|Full||53” x 75”||10”||57 lbs.||$545|
|Queen||60” x 80”||10”||68 lbs.||$595|
|King||76” x 80”||10”||87 lbs.||$795|
|California King||72” x 84”||10”||87 lbs.||$795|
Foam mattresses typically excel at isolating motion, and the Element is no exception. Sleepers should experience minimal to no vibrations when sleeping on the Element, since the two polyfoam layers absorb movement rather than transfer it. This may be ideal for couples with different sleep schedules or those who toss and turn.
While some sleepers may prefer a more responsive model, people who prioritize motion isolation could find the Element particularly suitable.
Foam mattresses are well-known for their pressure-relieving capabilities, which the Element delivers. Its foam construction and medium firm feel help cushion the areas like the hips and shoulders, where pressure is most likely to build. Side sleepers and those with joint pain often find a pressure-relieving mattress beneficial.
The Element’s polyfoam comfort layer conforms closely to the sleeper’s body, providing a hugging sensation that helps alleviate pressure and redistribute weight. Sleepers who weigh under 230 pounds should experience the best pressure relief, as those who weigh more than 230 pounds may sink too deeply into the core for balanced pressure relief and support.
The Element offers above-average temperature control for a foam mattress, though it could still be too warm for some hot sleepers.
Casper uses its patented AirScape polyfoam in the comfort layer to combat heat retention. This material features thousands of perforated holes that create small channels through which hot air can escape. Hot sleepers who prefer a foam mattress may find this model suitable, though it won’t regulate temperature as well as many hybrid, latex, and innerspring models.
While the Element doesn’t have a reinforced perimeter, it fares better than many other all-foam models when it comes to edge support. Many sleepers should be able to use the mattress’ entire surface area without too much sagging because of its durable support core.
However, those who need extra support when getting in and out of bed and sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds may prefer a sturdier perimeter.
Ease of Movement
The Element isn’t as responsive as the average latex, innerspring, or hybrid mattress, though it is easier to move around on than many other all-foam models because it uses polyfoam rather than memory foam.
The polyfoam does not hug as closely to the body as memory foam, and it regains its shape more quickly when you change positions. This allows fairly easy movement. People who weigh less than 230 pounds are unlikely to feel restricted by the Element, though sleepers over 230 pounds could have more difficulty moving around.
The Element’s edge support and ease of movement lend themselves well to couples who want a mattress that’s functional for intimate activities. While the Element doesn’t have much bounce, it should provide good traction. Couples are also unlikely to sink too far into the layers, allowing for easier movement. Additionally, the Element’s all-foam construction is very quiet, allowing for discreet use.
The amount that the Element Mattress off-gasses is on par with many other all-foam mattresses. Most foam mattresses produce a chemical-like smell when decompressing due to the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This odor typically dissipates within a day or two.
Casper’s foams are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they meet set emissions and content standards. However, sleepers who are sensitive to smells may want to unpack their mattress in a well-ventilated area and wait at least a day before use.
Sleeping Style and Body Weight
Side Sleepers: The Element closely conforms to the hips and shoulders of side sleepers, which helps alleviate pressure buildup. Side sleepers who weigh between 130 and 230 pounds may enjoy the best balance of cradling and support thanks to the model’s medium firm feel and polyfoam comfort system.
While sleepers who weigh under 130 pounds may still find the Element comfortable, it could be a bit too firm for some in this group. On the other hand, sleepers who weigh over 230 pounds are likely to benefit from a firmer mattress, as this model may be too soft to help them maintain good spinal alignment.
Back Sleepers: The Element’s medium firm feel is within the range preferred by many back sleepers. People who sleep on their backs typically benefit most from a mattress that offers even support. A mattress that’s too soft can allow a back sleeper’s midsection to sink in too far and make it difficult to maintain good posture, while one that’s too firm can create uncomfortable pressure points and lack support for the natural curvature of the lower back.
Back sleepers who weigh less than 230 pounds should enjoy a reasonable combination of pressure relief and support from the Element. The polyfoam core is supportive enough that sleepers in this weight range should feel like they’re sleeping on rather than in the mattress, which is what most back sleepers prefer. Additionally, the polyfoam comfort layer lets the hips sink in a little, cradling the sleeper’s lumbar region. However, sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds are likely to find a firmer mattress more comfortable and supportive.
Stomach Sleepers: While the Element is comfortable for some stomach sleepers, many may need a firmer option to maintain their spinal alignment. Stomach sleeping is generally uncomfortable when a mattress doesn’t provide adequate support since the sleeper’s midsection can sink too deeply into the surface and undermine their posture.
For most stomach sleepers under 130 pounds, the medium firm feel of the Element supports the spine well and prevents the hips from sinking into the core. However, people who weigh more than 130 pounds may need a firmer model for sufficient midsection support.
Casper Element Mattress
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
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