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    Casper The Essential Mattress

    This model is no longer available or might have limited distribution.

    The Essential

    This queen-size memory foam mattress is just over 8 inches high and weighs 54 pounds. It lacked grips which could make handling difficult.

    Description

    This queen-size memory foam mattress is just over 8 inches high and weighs 54 pounds. It lacked grips which could make handling difficult.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Test Results

    Petite side sleeper

    Petite side sleeper

    Sleepers small in both height and weight.

     /  5
    Average side sleeper

    Average side sleeper

    An average of both the petite and large scores that applies to many people.

     /  5
    Large/Tall side sleeper

    Large/Tall side sleeper

    Side sleepers who are above 6 ft 2 inches tall and/or 220 pounds.

     /  5
    Petite back sleeper

    Petite back sleeper

    Sleepers small in both height and weight.

     /  5
    Average back sleeper

    Average back sleeper

    An average of both the petite and large scores that applies to many people.

     /  5
    Large/Tall back sleeper

    Large/Tall back sleeper

    Back sleepers who are above 6 ft 2 inches tall, and/or 220 pounds.

     /  5
    Durability

    Durability

    Our analysis of how well a mattress maintains its original shape, height, firmness, and side/back sleeping support after 8 years of simulated use.

     /  5
    Stabilization

    Stabilization

    A measure of how much vibration is transmitted across the mattress; for memory- and latex-foam mattresses, higher scores indicate ease of changing sleep position.

     /  5
    Firmness rating

    Firmness rating

    Indicates how firm a mattress is on our scale from 1 to 10, where 1 is very soft and 10 is very firm.

     /  5

    About

    The Casper The Essential is part of the Mattresses test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Mattresses models like the The Essential are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Petite side sleeper Sleepers small in both height and weight.

    Average side sleeper An average of both the petite and large scores that applies to many people.

    Large/Tall side sleeper Side sleepers who are above 6 ft 2 inches tall and/or 220 pounds.

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