Casper Wave Hybrid Mattress Review – Advanced Comfort?

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Since 2014, Casper has been at the forefront of the bed-in-a-box revolution. They’ve released some of the most popular and well-reviewed mattresses on the market.

I have been a fan of Casper’s other mattresses, and when I discovered that the company would be releasing the Casper Wave Hybrid, I was very excited to try it out.

As a larger person, finding a mattress to give me enough support is sometimes difficult. The Casper Wave Hybrid contains coils instead of support foam, so I was hoping it would meet my support and comfort needs.

This review will cover everything consumers need to know about this mattress, including a full breakdown of the construction, the pros and cons, firmness and feel, breathability, durability, comfort, support, motion isolation, edge support, and much more.

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Casper Wave Hybrid
Casper Wave Hybrid
Casper Wave Hybrid

The Casper Wave Hybrid is a comfortable option for hot sleepers and many side sleepers. You can get 10% off the Wave mattress simply by clicking the link below.

Who Might Want To Pick The Wave Hybrid…

  • Bback sleepers- While it isn’t the firmest mattress, the Wave Hybrid should be firm and supportive enough for most back sleepers. The coils are very supportive, and the memory foam layer helps with contouring, and in addition, the latex layer keeps people from sinking in too far.
  • Light- or medium-weight side sleepers- As long as people aren’t too heavy, the Wave Hybrid should be a great fit for side sleeping. The top layers are very soft, so sleepers should feel little pressure on their shoulders and hips.
  • Hot sleepers- If people worry about overheating at night, the Wave Hybrid should be a good option, because the top two layers are ventilated, which allows for airflow. In addition, the second layer is latex, a naturally cooling material that is also breathable. The coils also promote airflow throughout the mattress, so people shouldn’t be sleeping hot on the Wave Hybrid.
  • People who are looking for a long-term investment- The Wave Hybrid might cost a bit of money up front, but it should definitely be worth the investment. The latex and coils are two very durable materials, so the Wave Hybrid shouldn’t break down quickly, and it should be a longer-lasting mattress.

A mattress is opened to show the construction.

Who Might Not Want To Pick The Wave Hybrid…

  • Stomach sleepers- If someone sleeps primarily on their stomach, the Wave Hybrid might not work for them, because the top layers are very soft and might not give them enough support on their hips. This might allow one’s hips to sink into the mattress so that their spine is no longer neutrally aligned. Stomach sleepers should consider a firmer and more supportive mattress most likely.
  • Those who prefer a firmer mattress- In my experience, the mattress was close to medium-firm, roughly about average. While Joe thought it was a bit softer, the bottom line is that most people won’t find this to be a very firm mattress. If someone likes a very firm mattress or has extra support needs, the Wave Hybrid will probably be too soft for them.
  • People who want something more affordable- While the Wave Hybrid has a lot to offer, it might be outside of some people’s price range. It features some very high-quality and more expensive materials, and the price reflects that. So, if people want to pay less money up front, this might not be the best mattress for them.

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  • The mattress is 13″ tall and features several different foam layers.
  • The cover is soft and breathable and doesn’t affect the overall feel of the mattress significantly.
  • The first layer is 1″ of ventilated comfort foam, which gives the mattress softness and some bounce.
  • Then, there is a 1.5″ layer of ventilated latex foam, which is a breathable foam that is very bouncy.
  • Next, there are 1.5″ of soft memory foam, which gives the mattress good pressure relief and body contouring.
  • This is followed by a zoned transition layer, which is firmer in the middle part of the mattress and softer underneath the shoulder area.
  • The base consists of pocketed coils resting on a thin polyfoam layer that are highly supportive and durable.
  • The coils are surrounded by a foam encasement for added edge support.

A man sleeps on his side.

Construction Takeaways

  • The Wave Hybrid’s zoned construction is more advanced than what people find in the original Casper mattress. There are grooves cut into the areas near the knees and shoulders. This helps make these areas a bit softer. In addition, the middle of the mattress contains “Targeted Gel Pods” that add support under the lumbar area.
  • The zoned construction is meant to make the mattress a good fit for all three sleeping positions. When people on their back and stomach, the mattress is meant to keep them properly supported. When they are on their side, they should feel less pressure on their shoulders and hips.
  • The mattress includes numerous features to keep the mattress from trapping heat. The latex is naturally cooling and ventilated, and the top layer is also ventilated. The coils also allow for a good amount of airflow. The Casper Wave Hybrid shouldn’t make people sleep too hot.
  • The Casper Wave Hybrid should be a longer-lasting option. The latex, coils, and foam layers are all very durable materials. The mattress should last for a good amount of time.
  • The coils are also very supportive. While the top layers are very soft, the coils should be able to handle even much heavier weights.
  • The top layers combine to create a soft but responsive feel that gives in very quickly, but the top layer and latex layer add some noticeable bounce.
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Casper Wave Hybrid
Casper Wave Hybrid
Casper Wave Hybrid

The Casper Wave Hybrid is a comfortable option for hot sleepers and many side sleepers. You can get 10% off the Wave mattress simply by clicking the link below.

How Does This Mattress Compare To The Casper Wave?

If someone is considering the Casper Wave Hybrid, they might want to know how it compares to the Casper Wave mattress.

In terms of the design, there is one major difference, namely that the Casper Wave contains support foam in its base layer, while the Casper Wave Hybrid contains pocketed coils. This improves the Wave Hybrid in a few ways:

  • The Wave Hybrid should be more supportive than the Wave. The coils should also be able to handle more weight than the support foam, making the Wave Hybrid a better match for heavier people.
  • The coils add some more durability to the mattress, which means that the Wave Hybrid should be a longer lasting mattress than the Wave.
  • The coils allow for much more airflow than the support foam, so the Wave Hybrid should be a more breathable, cool-sleeping mattress.

That being said, the Wave Hybrid is going to cost more than the Wave (about $400 more for a Queen-size mattress). People  just need to consider if the extra cost is worth it to them.

Firmness And Feel

In terms of firmness, the Casper Wave Hybrid feels like a 6.5/10, right about average. There is a very soft comfort layer, then people will hit the transition layer and coils beneath that.

Because of the zoned construction, the mattress might feel firmer or softer depending on one’s sleeping position. It might feel firmer when people are on their back or stomach and softer when they are on their side.

Casper Wave Hybrid firmness

In addition, the firmness will vary depending on one’s weight. For instance, if someone is lighter, they might not press in too far, and the mattress will feel softer to them. As people can see in the graphic above, Joe and I assessed the mattress’s firmness in slightly different ways.

In my experience, here is how the mattress felt in different sleeping positions:

  • While back sleeping, I feel very nice on the Wave Hybrid, as my hips sink into the top layer, but not too far. I also feel that zoned construction supporting the lumbar area.
  • Moving to my side, I am feeling some pressure on my shoulders and hips. I am larger, so I am pressing down and hitting the support layers. Light- and medium-weight people should feel better pressure relief than I did.
  • On my stomach, I am not feeling enough support. I feel my hips sinking too far into the mattress and I feel some strain on my lower back, so most stomach sleepers should need a more supportive mattress.

The mattress has a soft yet bouncy feel, because the top layers are very responsive, and the coils add some serious bounce. People get a somewhat balanced foam feel on top and then bouncy coils beneath that. Again, the zoned construction does make the mattress feel firmer or softer depending on one’s sleeping position.

Motion Transfer

If someone sleeps with a partner, they want to know how well their mattress handles motion transfer. If their partner moves around, are they going to feel that motion or not?

To test out the motion isolation of the Casper Wave Hybrid, I first placed a glass of water on the mattress. I pressed into other areas of the mattress, and the glass was barely disturbed.

Also, I laid down on one side of the mattress and asked Joe to move around on the other side, and I did not feel many of his movements.

Overall, the Wave Hybrid should be a good option for couples who don’t want to be disturbed by their partner’s movements.

Edge Support

If someone sleeps with a partner, they will also want to think about how much of the mattress they can really utilize. Can they sit or lie down near the edge of the mattress, or will they feel like they are going to fall off?

While sitting down near the edge, the mattress collapses quite a bit. Even with the foam encasement, I don’t feel very secure while sitting. Also, when I lie down near the edge, I feel somewhat like I might roll off the mattress.

Overall, the Wave Hybrid doesn’t feature the best edge support.

A man sits on the edge of a mattress.

Joe’s Take

Joe has a much different body type than me: I am 6’7″ and weigh about 230 lb; he is 5’9″ and 160 lb. Here is what he thought about the mattress and how appropriate it is for heavier sleepers:

As far as firmness is concerned, Marten put it at a 6.5/10, and I put it at a 5.5/10. I don’t press as far in as Marten did and feel the firmer layers underneath, so I feel more of that softness on top.

On my back, the mattress is pretty supportive. It is pretty soft, so maybe you want something a bit firmer, but it is pretty supportive, however.

Moving to my side, I feel very nice pressure relief and believe it is an excellent match.

On my stomach, I need something a bit firmer and more supportive most likely.

If you are a light- or medium-weight sleeper, it should work on your back or side. However, you should look for something firmer if you sleep mainly on your stomach.

I am not surprised that Joe found the mattress to be softer than I did. He isn’t pressing so far into the mattress, so he is mostly feeling that very soft comfort area. Again, light- and medium-weight sleepers are going to have a different experience on the Wave Hybrid than I did.

Unboxing This Mattress

The Casper Wave Hybrid is a bed-in-a-box mattress, which means it will come compressed and shipped straight to you.

You will want to begin by removing the rolled up Casper Wave Hybrid mattress from its box. Then, preferably with another person’s assistance, position the roll on your bed.

Carefully cut away the first layers of plastic until the still-compact mattress can be laid down flat. Then, pierce through the final layer of plastic and the Casper Wave Hybrid will expand.

Simply clear away the excess plastic and allow your mattress to breathe and fully expand.

What Makes The Wave Hybrid Stand Out?

  • It is a very breathable mattress that should be a good match for hot sleepers.
  • It has a very soft comfort layer and should offer nice pressure relief to light- and medium-weight side sleepers.
  • The mattress features very durable materials, so it should be a longer-lasting mattress.
  • The Wave Hybrid could be a good match for some back sleepers because of its excellent support.
  • It contains very supportive coils that should be able to handle heavier weights.


In the end, the Casper Wave Hybrid is a comfortable option for those who are seeking a long-term investment. However, stomach sleepers who want a more affordable mattress might not find it to be the best match.

The Wave Hybrid comes with a 100-night sleep trial, 10-year warranty, free home setup, and free shipping and returns. Financing is also available.  Consumers should take a look through this review multiple times, assess their own needs and preferences, and then make a more informed decision.

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Marten Carlson

Marten is a staff writer for Mattress Clarity News. He covers the mattress industry as well as sleep science news. He is specifically interested in the connection between sleep and overall health.Marten has written for media publications like Consequence of Sound and received a master’s degree in Film Studies from Emory University.He comes from Franklin, Indiana, and spends all the time he can writing, directing, and acting in films. He has directed genre short films and features. His newest film, Starlets, recently premiered at the River Town Film Festival in Clinton, NJ. He also stars in the upcoming thriller, Sour Bear. His next film, At The Hop, is a hot rod actioner with a horror twist.