Do you wake up every morning achy, unrefreshed, and feeling like you have to wind yourself up for the day? While it's possible that part of this is just the natural aging process, your mattress may also be at fault. If you're sleeping on an unsupportive surface, your muscles and joints will be subjected to unnatural positioning and pressure.
These days, there are hundreds of mattress options available from dozens of different manufacturers. And memory foam designs aren't as expensive as they used to be. In fact, multi-foam layering is becoming the standard in mattresses, long replacing painful and easily-broken box springs.
Two unique mattress companies are Casper and Keetsa. These companies both design and manufacture lines of mattresses that come with proprietary features to suit the needs of different sleepers.
I've taken an in-depth look at two models: the original Casper mattress and the Keetsa Cloud. Then I've gathered information about each company, their general product offerings, and the most important features each boasts. Hopefully it'll give you a starting point for narrowing down your next mattress purchase.
Overview of Casper and Keetsa
These features are specifically comparing the Keetsa Cloud and Original Casper models. Both companies have other models available with different specifications.
Unique Casper Features
Unique Keetsa Features
Casper employs teams of engineers and researchers to test different foam materials and fabrics. The company has created multiple patented blends that are incorporated into their designs to offer greater comfort and support.
The company is best known for changing the way that mattresses are sold online. When you purchase a mattress through Casper, it's shipped to your home rolled up in a small box. When you pull it out and unroll it, the vacuumed material can "breathe" and spring to fullness.
Though Casper has only been making mattresses since 2014, they've grown to have a net worth of more than $100 million. They also engage in community impact behavior including:
Keetsa is another company on the frontlines of the mattress-in-a-box revolution. The company has been around for longer than its competition, having existed for decades and entered this particular industry niche around fifteen years ago.
The company did market research and discovered that many of the competing brick-and-mortar stores had inflated mattress prices several hundred or even thousand dollars beyond what was necessary. This was due to misinformation and ongoing ad campaigns. Keetsa's business model was made to make mattresses more affordable.
The first store was officially opened in 2007. The company places value on customer service, reasonable prices, high-quality construction, and a stress-free shopping experience. It wasn't long before the following built from this allowed the company to expand. Nowadays, there's free shipping to most places in the US and Canada.
Over sixty percent of Keetsa's current sales come from existing customers or people they've referred, rather than from advertising buys.
Keetsa has a business model built on integrity and customer service, and they provide an overall stress-free shopping experience. That said, the value of Casper's community work cannot be understated.
Available Mattress Types
Casper's mattress models include:
That's it. Each is optimized with different features.
➦ The Essential is made as an affordable option that gives support to belly, back, and side sleepers. It has the same proprietary cooling technology as other products.
➦ The Casper is the original mattress, and the next tier up in terms of affordability. It has the same features as the Essential, but there are also targeted support areas that relieve pressure on the hips and shoulders.
➦ The Wave is the priciest option, twice as expensive as its predecessor. That's because it's outfitted with 27 strategically placed gel pods that increase the support. And there's still the same cooling functionality.
Keetsa, on the other hand, has six variations with three main materials:
➦ The Keetsa Plus is a firm choice made for back and stomach sleepers, with the Pillow Plus adding a layer of responsive foam that makes the model good for all sleeping positions.
➦ The Keetsa Cloud is another firm model for back sleepers, while the Tea Leaf Supreme is a much softer option that can accommodate side sleepers.
➦ The Tea Leaf Classic is a firm choice combining iCoil material with Comfort Foam and BioFoam materials. As a hybrid mattress, it's among the most expensive. The Tea Leaf Dream adds extensive, plus softness to accommodate all types of sleepers.
Keetsa has six affordable mattress designs that are simply categorized. All you have to do is choose what type of material you prefer and whether you want a firm or a softer fit. Once you know that, then you know exactly which of the six options best suits your taste.
Casper has a more limited selection. However, all Casper designs can accommodate any sleeping position. This makes Keetsa advantageous for those who need very firm options, but Casper's great for those who prefer extra plushness.
Pros and Cons of Casper
Pros and Cons of Keetsa
Final Thoughts: Which is Better?
Both companies offer a range of mattress options that have memory foam styling and multiple layers. Each mattress design has slightly different features, and there are different priorities in terms of what's most important about a purchase.
Casper creates mattresses that are most focused on being soft, plush, and temperature regulating. The materials use some of the best temperature modulating technology in the industry to keep you from overheating as you sleep, leading to a more restful slumber.
Keetsa is designed with support, comfort, and longevity in mind. The materials are all made to last for years, with multiple mattresses coming with a twelve year warranty. The firm mattresses also reduce motion transfer and allow more comfortable sleep. The only thing to look out for is making sure that the model you choose can support your preferred sleeping position.