The Lull and Casper are both all-foam mattresses that, at first glance, appear to be quite similar. However, if we look more closely at them, there are some clear differences.
To assist you in making the choice between these two mattresses, I have broken them down based on construction, firmness, and feel. Read on to see which mattress will be the best fit for you.
- They are both all-foam mattresses that incorporate memory foam into their construction.
- Both mattresses are the same height at 10” tall.
- They have similar customer service terms, and they have free shipping and a 100-night Sleep Trial.
- The Lull is currently around $200 cheaper than the Casper.
- The Lull is firmer than the Casper and more supportive.
- The Casper has more layers than the Lull and has a construction that emphasizes zoned support.
- The Lull has a classic memory foam feel, while the Casper has a balanced foam feel.
- The Lull is 10” tall and features three separate foam layers.
- The cover of this mattress is soft and thin, and it doesn’t affect the overall feel of the mattress too much.
- The first layer is 1.5” of a gel memory foam, which is a soft material has that classic, sinking memory foam feeling.
- Then, 1.5” of polyfoam transitions sleepers from the comfort layers to the firmer support layers.
- The final layer is 7” of base support foam, which is pretty standard base layer on the market.
- The Casper is 10” tall and features four separate foam layers.
- It has a soft, thin cover that allows people to interact with the soft upper layers of the mattress.
- The first layer of the Casper is 1.5” of a latex-like foam that is soft and bouncy.
- Below this is 1.5” of memory foam, which has that slow sinking feel to it. It also helps with pressure relief and body contouring.
- The next layer is 1.5” of a zoned transition foam, which moves people from the soft upper layers to the support layers beneath.
- The base layer is 5” of a durable support foam, which is a pretty standard base layer in the industry.
- While both mattresses have memory foam, the Lull has this memory foam on top. Because of this, you have more of that slow, sinking-in feeling with the Lull.
- It is easier to move around on the Casper because the memory foam is actually in the second layer. The top layer of latex-like foam is fast to respond, so people don’t get “stuck” in the mattress.
- The Lull has fewer layers than the Casper and a more simplified construction.
- The Lull does not have a transition layer, while the Casper has one that also is zoned.
- Both mattresses have thin, soft covers that don’t affect the feel of the mattresses too much.
- The Casper has zoned support, while the Lull does not. The zoned support helps the heavier parts of the body feel supported while keeping the rest of the mattress soft for good pressure relief.
For me, the Casper was the softer of the two mattresses. The Lull felt like a 7 out of 10 on a firmness scale, and the Casper felt like a 6 out of 10. The Lull has a soft top layer but a firm layer right beneath that, which adds a bit of firmness to the mattress overall. The two top layers of the Casper are both quite soft, so it has a softer feel overall. They both relieved pressure well when I was on my side. However, because it’s a softer mattress, the Casper felt a bit better in this position.
The Casper has a more balanced foam feel, while the Lull has that classic memory foam feel. Lying on the Lull, you sink into the memory foam slowly. On the Casper, the foam layers react more quickly, so it is easier to move around on the mattress and switch positions
People can watch the two videos below to see the firmness and feel differences between the Lull and Casper.
People can see how easy it is to move around on the Casper mattress and how responsive it is, so people shouldn’t be getting stuck in this mattress.
Motion Isolation Differences
While both mattresses isolated motion well, the Lull handled it a bit better, perhaps because the memory foam layer is on top of this mattress. The videos below show the differences between the motion isolation of these two mattresses.
The Casper does a very good job of cutting down on motion transfer, so people shouldn’t feel their partner’s movements on their side of the bed.
Edge Support Differences
Being that these are both all-foam mattresses, I expected them to collapse as I sat near the edge. This did happen, but I did not feel like I was going to fall off of either the Lull or the Casper. However, I felt a little more secure while lying down near the edge of the Casper. People can see the edge support of the Lull and Casper in the photos below.
Marten is a staff writer for us and has a much different body type: He is 6’7″ and weighs about 230 lb; I am 5’9″ and 160 lb. Here is what he thought about these mattresses and how appropriate they are for heavier sleepers:
With the Casper, Joe thought it was a 6/10 in terms of firmness, and I thought it was a 7/10 in terms of firmness. With the Lull, Joe thought it was a 7/10, and I thought it was an 8.
Considering that, if you’re my size and a side sleeper, I would maybe choose the Casper as it’s the softer of the two mattresses. If you’re my size and a back or stomach sleeper, I would maybe consider the Lull because it is more supportive overall.
While the firmness numbers were different, Marten and I agreed that the Casper is the softer of the two mattresses. Because of this, the Casper was a better fit when he was on his side. Being a heavier person, he may have pressed through the soft memory foam layer on Lull and felt that firmer layer beneath.
Who Should Pick The Lull…
- Those who prefer a firmer mattress- While it is still somewhat average in terms of firmness, the Lull is definitely firmer and more supportive feeling than the Casper. If someone sleeps primarily on their stomach, this might be a good choice for them.
- People who like the classic memory foam feel- With the Lull, people get that slow sinking-in feeling that comes with memory foam. If someone likes that slow compression, they may prefer the Lull’s overall feel.
- Those who want a less expensive mattress- The two mattresses are similar in a lot of ways, but people will save considerable money if they go with the Lull. If money is an issue, this could be an excellent pick.
Who Should Pick The Casper…
- Those who prefer a softer mattress- This mattress is the softer option of the two mattresses because of the zoned construction. If someone sleeps primarily on their side, this could definitely be the better pick for them.
- Combination sleepers- Casper’s proprietary zoned construction keeps the mattress supportive under the heavier parts of the body and offers pressure relief in other areas. This means it could be a good match for people in numerous sleeping positions.
- People who want a balanced foam feel- The Casper has a bit of bounce and resilience, while the Lull does not any at all. The foam is more responsive and, because of this, it is easy to move around on the mattress without feeling “stuck,” as well as switch positions at night.
The Lull and Casper both have a lot to offer depending on someone’s sleeping style and general preferences. They are somewhat close in terms of firmness, but their constructions make them ideal for different types of sleepers. Please leave any specific comments or questions about the Lull or the Casper in the comment section below. Consumers should read through this article multiple times, assess their own needs and preferences, and then make a more informed decision.
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.