Updated at: 26-11-2021 - By: Jane Brody

For the most comfortable fight ever, it’s time. Yes, I’m referring to another another mattress review!

In the beginning, we’ve got the Helix Midnight, a hybrid mattress made up of pocketed coils and memory foam. Founded in 2015, Helix Sleep is a New York City-based firm that manufactures a line of six beds. The Helix Midnight is one of those beds. Additionally, Helix Sleep offers a brand of Luxe mattresses, as well as a variety of bedding and other accessories.

With the Casper Original, an all-foam mattress with zoned support, we’ll be taking a closer look. Formed in 2015, Casper has grown from a mattress-only company to one that offers a whole line of sleep products including sheets, bed frames, and other decorative accents.

A lot to discuss, from the advantages and downsides of each bed to their constructions, cost, and what sort of sleepers they might be suitable for. Until then, let’s get to it!

Helix vs Casper: Which is Better for You?

As a hybrid mattress, the Helix Midnight uses both foam and innerspring coils to deliver a good night’s sleep experience. The responsiveness of the materials creates a “on-top-of-the-bed” sensation.

While the Helix mattress has a similar level of firmness, the Casper mattress offers a little more sinkage and contouring. Starting the review, I’ve given you a few tips on which mattress is ideal for you, so that you can make an informed decision. Check out our full Helix Midnight mattress review and our comprehensive Casper mattress review for more information.

Because sleepers come in diverse shapes and sizes as well as body types, it’s crucial to know what kind of mattress works best for you before moving on. But I’ll do my best to simplify things for you while you decide on a new mattress.

Who Should Buy Helix

  • The Helix mattress is a great option for side sleepers.
  • The responsive but cushioned feel of this mattress is ideal for those who sleep in a variety of positions.
  • The Helix’s motion-isolating features should be appreciated by everyone who sleeps with a partner or pet. You won’t be bothered by a snoring buddy on this mattress.

Who Should Buy Casper

  • Casper is a good option for back sleepers since it provides a good mix of pressure reduction and support.
  • For those who sleep in multiple positions, the Casper is an option. Similar to the Helix mattress, it is a responsive one.
  • As a result of the Casper’s zonal support system, those who suffer from back or shoulder pain could greatly benefit from its additional pressure reduction and support.

Helix Midnight vs Casper: Similarities and Differences

There are a number of parallels between these two beds, particularly in the kind of sleepers they might appeal to and the cooling capabilities they have, despite their structural variances. There are, of course, a few notable differences between the two. Let’s get the facts straight.

Main Similarities

  • Both beds have a medium firmness, with the Casper scoring somewhat higher than the Purple.
  • For back sleepers and those who sleep on their stomachs, both beds are likely to be suitable options.
  • In spite of the fact that they are made of different materials and contain different types of foam, the beds should sleep reasonably comfortably.
  • For stomach sleepers, neither of these beds is a good option.
  • People who sleep on their stomachs should check out our list of the finest mattresses for that position.

Main Differences

  • For side sleepers, the Casper mattress may not be as comfortable as the Helix Midnight.
  • Despite its motion isolation, the Casper is not completely impervious to your partner’s movements, so you may wake up to some of their snoring. To put it another way, if you sleep with another person or a pet, the Helix Midnight is the best option.
  • anyone seeking relief from pain will find the Casper’s zonal support system intriguing.

Sizing and Weight Options

For a new mattress, size and weight are the most crucial variables. When selecting a mattress size, consider how many people will be sleeping on it on a daily basis. The twin, twin XL, and full sizes are best suited for single sleepers, although the queen, king, and California king sizes are wide enough for two people to sleep comfortably. The price of a mattress is often based on the size of the mattress, though some brands charge the same price for twin XL and king models.

Another issue to consider is one’s weight. A compressed mattress will be transported in a box and dropped off at your door unless you opt for White Glove delivery, in which case you’ll be responsible for moving the mattress into another part of your home. Depending on the size of the mattress, it may be necessary for you to seek assistance.

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Casper

Casper Original Mattress

  • Height: 11″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Casper Original Hybrid

  • Height: 11″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Casper Wave Hybrid

  • Height: 13″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Casper Element

  • Height: 10″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Casper Nova Hybrid

  • Height: 12″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Helix

Helix Sunset

  • Height: 12″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Helix Moonlight

  • Height: 12″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Helix Midnight

  • Height: 12″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Helix Dusk

  • Height: 12″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Helix Twilight

  • Height: 12″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Helix Dawn

  • Height: 12″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Helix Sunset Luxe

  • Height: 14″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Helix Moonlight Luxe

  • Height: 14″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Helix Midnight Luxe

  • Height: 14″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Helix Dusk Luxe

  • Height: 14″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Helix Twilight Luxe

  • Height: 14″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Helix Dawn Luxe

  • Height: 14″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

Helix Plus

  • Height: 13″
  • Size Options: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

These two brands have a wide variety of mattress alternatives for different body shapes and sleeping positions. Casper’s five varieties include all-foam variants for those who like body-contouring and tailored pressure relief, as well as hybrids that conform a little while still feeling responsive. Casper mattresses are now available in medium (5) and medium (6) firmness. Casper mattresses don’t come in a variety of firmness levels, so anyone looking for a mattress that is extremely soft or extremely firm may want to explore elsewhere.

Helix’s array of firmness options is a little more extensive than Casper’s. Soft (3), medium soft (4), medium firm (6), firm (7) or firm (8) Helix hybrids are all available. Additionally, there are additional options for individuals who prefer a medium-firm mattress and those who prefer a soft one. For those who weigh more above 230 pounds, the Helix Plus is the best option for them. Helix, on the other hand, focuses solely on hybrid mattresses. Consider the Casper Original, Casper Element, or a similar all-foam mattress from another manufacturer, if that’s the type of mattress you’re looking for. When it comes to coil-based mattresses, Helix and Casper are fairly comparable.

Construction and Materials Comparison

A mattress’ firmness and feel, durability, pressure relief, temperature regulation, and price are all influenced by the materials used in its construction. You need to know the strengths and weaknesses of various mattress materials. Choosing the wrong model could lead to disappointment.

Each Casper and Helix mattress will be broken down into its distinct components to help you pick which model is best for you.

Casper

Polyfoam and memory foam comfort layers and a high-density polyfoam base make up the flagship Casper Mattress. Comfort and responsiveness are provided by a polyfoam layer that springs back while the memory foam beneath it molds to your body. Zoned memory foam structure is also critical. Additionally, the stiffer foam in this layer provides additional support to the upper body and the lower body, including the shoulders, knees, and hips.

The Casper Original Hybrid mattress has a support core with pocketed coils. Everything else about this mattress is the same as the Casper Original. The adaptable comfort foams in both beds give them a medium feel. If you sleep on your stomach and weigh more than 230 pounds, the mattress may sink a little too much, but if you weigh less than 230 pounds, the mattress should adjust to your body without sinking excessively.

There is a 3-inch polyfoam comfort layer and high-density foam base in Casper’s other foam mattress, the Element. If you’re looking for an all-foam mattress that doesn’t mold to your body, this mattress may be right for you. Casper’s open-cell foams are found in both the original and the Element. These foams are more breathable and temperature-regulating than the denser polyfoam and memory foam layers found in other rival models..

One of Casper’s newest mattress styles is the Nova Hybrid. It has an open-cell polyfoam layer, a polyfoam layer split into three zones, and a memory foam layer split into seven zones. If you weigh less than 230 pounds and sleep on your side or back, you won’t sink too far into the mattress because of the two zonal layers. Additionally, this model features 7-inch pocketed coils for additional support.

Also included are layers of polyfoam, memory foam, and latex, as well as a transitional layer sprinkled with gel pods for additional support and comfort. Additionally, the Wave Hybrid mattress contains six 6-inch pocketed coils encased in a 7-inch thick foam layer. Like the Casper Original Hybrid, it features a medium (five) firmness level.

Polyester, cotton, rayon, and spandex are the primary components of the covers used to protect all of Casper’s mattresses. Recycling bottles and repurposing cotton are two ways that we source some of the polyester used in our garments.

Helix

Comfort is provided by the Helix Dynamic Foam, a polyfoam material that gives latex-like responsiveness in the Moonlight, Dusk, and Dawn hybrids. Back and stomach sleepers who weigh more than 130 pounds can enjoy the benefits of Helix Dynamic Foam mattresses. In terms of firmness, the Moonlight is medium soft, the Dusk is medium firm, and the Dawn is firm. Those who employ these positions can further reduce their options based on preference. A transitional layer of Helix Dynamic Foam and a pocketed coil support core are also included in these mattresses.

There are no Memory Plus Foam layers on Sunset, Midnight, or Twilight, however there are on the other three conventional hybrids from the company. Improved spinal alignment and reduced pressure points for side sleepers can be achieved with this material’s tighter body contouring. In terms of transitional and support core components, these three models are nearly identical to the Moonlight, Dusk, and Dawn. In terms of texture, the Sunset is the most supple; Midnight is medium-firm; and Twilight is firm. Polyethylene covers are used for all six regular Helix hybrids.

To get the most out of your mattress, consider upgrading to a LUXE model. An additional Helix Dynamic Foam layer is added to Sunset LUXE and Moonlight LUXE by Helix; the Dusk LUXE has an additional Memory Plus Foam layer by Memory Plus; and the Dawn LUXE is equipped with an additional layer of gel-infused memory foam.

Luxe models also have zoned pocketed coils. When you get in and out of bed, thicker springs on each side of the mattress help keep your body from sinking too far, while smaller coils beneath your body provide a more cradling and less rigid feeling. It’s also worth noting that Helix LUXE hybrids have velvety pillow-top surfaces and covers made of Tencel Lyocell, which is manufactured out of plants and has a high level of breathability.

For the first time ever, Helix Plus is only offered in a regular model. Helix Dynamic Foam, a second layer of medium-density Helix Dynamic Foam, and a transitional layer of firm memory foam are all included in this model’s construction. For persons who weigh more than 230 pounds, these materials provide stronger support and minimize sinkage. Moreover, the pocketed coils are zoned to strengthen the edges.

You may have a difficult time deciding which Helix hybrid mattress is best for you because each one is unique. An online sleep survey is available at Helix’s website, and it asks for information such as your weight, sleep position, and more. Take this quiz to find which model is most suited for your needs

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In-Depth Ratings

Following that, we’ll compare the ratings of Casper and Helix mattresses in various performance categories to see how they stack up. Each rating is based on feedback from actual mattress users, as well as our own in-depth product study. Based on these reviews, you can figure out which Casper or Helix mattress is the greatest fit for you. If you’re a hot sleeper, for example, you might prefer a mattress with good temperature neutrality over one with better pressure relief or motion isolation.

  • Average mattresses last six to eight years before needing to be replaced. Mattresses are frequently thrown away because of the lack of support they provide owing to deep drooping and visible body impressions on the surface. Other possible causes include extreme sinkage at the edges, typical wear and tear, and physical abuse that essentially destroys the bed.. If your mattress shows evidence of a fault covered by its warranty, you may be entitled to get a new one.
  • Depending on the design of the mattress, motion isolation can be achieved by absorbing the movement of sleepers and preventing it from spreading across the surface of the mattress. As a result, it can help couples get a good night’s rest. Because they are sluggish to react to the body, mattresses with multiple layers of soft foam often offer the finest motion isolation. Due to their bouncier surfaces, mattresses with more responsive components like latex layers, coil systems, and others may not be able to effectively isolate motion. Choosing a mattress that is good at preventing you from waking up when your partner moves around or gets on and off the mattress is important if you share a bed with someone.
  • Mattresses with a balanced sex feel are preferred by many couples. In order to avoid feeling like you’re fighting the mattress, the surface should be bouncy and not sink too much. There is also an added benefit of contouring, which provides better grip and more controlled movement. You may not be able to use the entire surface of a mattress that sinks too much around the perimeter. Edge support is also important.
  • Materials that absorb and trap heat at the surface of the mattress are a common cause of hot sleep for many people. It’s more likely that a mattress will be too hot if it doesn’t have air circulation components like coils or ventilated foam/latex layers. All-foam mattresses, on the whole, tend to be hotter to sleep on than other kinds of mattresses.
  • Sleeping on a mattress that lacks the correct amount of contouring and support can lead to uncomfortable pressure spots. Even though the layers should conform closely enough to hold the spine in place, excessive sinking around your heavier areas, such as your stomach and hips, can contribute to increased pressure throughout your body. This is why it is important to select a mattress firmness that is appropriate for your body type and sleeping position.
  • Most mattresses emit an initial stench after being removed from their delivery boxes, but other beds have odours that are stronger and remain longer. Because polyfoam releases volatile organic compounds (VOCs), microscopic particles that convey a distinct chemical scent, beds with foam layers often produce greater off-gassing stench. It’s possible that a rubbery odor will emanate from newly purchased latex beds. Within a week or two, the majority of mattresses quit emitting their original odor.
  • Getting in and out of bed is made easier by how much the mattress sinks as you do so. Coil systems and other surface-responsive reinforcing components, such as zoned layers, can help decrease sinking if you weigh more than 230 pounds. These mattresses may be more difficult to move around on if they are made of memory foam, soft latex, or another contouring material.
    You won’t experience any sinkage when sitting or sleeping at the edge of a mattress with robust edge support. As a bonus, it may help you sleep more comfortably on the edges of the bed, making it easier to get in and out of. People who weigh more than 230 pounds may have difficulties getting in and out of bed if the mattress has weaker edge support, and resting near the perimeter can be an issue.

Casper

Casper Original MattressCasper Original HybridCasper Wave HybridCasper ElementCasper Nova Hybrid
FirmnessMedium (5)Medium (5)Medium (5)Medium Firm (6)Medium (5)
Durability 3/5 3/5 4/5 2/5 4/5
Motion Isolation 4/5 4/5 4/5 4/5 4/5
Sex 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5
Sleeps Cool 3/5 4/5 4/5 3/5 3/5
Pressure Relief 4/5 4/5 4/5 4/5 4/5
Off-Gassing 3/5 3/5 3/5 2/5 3/5
Ease of Movement 3/5 4/5 4/5 3/5 4/5
Edge Support 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5

Helix

Helix SunsetHelix MoonlightHelix MidnightHelix DuskHelix TwilightHelix DawnHelix Sunset LuxeHelix Moonlight LuxeHelix Midnight LuxeHelix Dusk LuxeHelix Twilight LuxeHelix Dawn LuxeHelix Plus
FirmnessSoft (3)Medium Soft (4)Medium Firm (6)Medium Firm (6)Firm (7)Firm (8)Soft (3)Medium Soft (4)Medium Firm (6)Medium Firm (6)Firm (7)Firm (8)Firm (7)
Durability 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 4/5
Motion Isolation 4/5 3/5 3/5 4/5 2/5 3/5 4/5 3/5 4/5 4/5 3/5 3/5 4/5
Sex 2/5 2/5 3/5 3/5 4/5 4/5 2/5 2/5 3/5 3/5 4/5 4/5 3/5
Sleeps Cool 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 4/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 4/5 3/5
Pressure Relief 4/5 4/5 4/5 4/5 3/5 3/5 4/5 4/5 4/5 4/5 3/5 3/5 4/5
Off-Gassing 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 4/5 3/5 4/5 3/5
Ease of Movement 2/5 2/5 3/5 3/5 4/5 4/5 2/5 2/5 3/5 3/5 4/5 4/5 3/5
Edge Support 2/5 2/5 3/5 3/5 4/5 4/5 2/5

Prices and Sizing

In the next section, we’ll examine the costs of each Casper and Helix model in each size.

The cost of a new mattress can be affected by more than just its size. When it comes to the price of a mattress, the higher the quality of the material used, the more expensive it will be. Each of the individual layers found in a thicker bed might raise the price, which in turn can affect the overall cost.

Another factor to consider is the ability to tailor the product to your needs. When it comes to mattresses, one fixed firmness level is often less expensive than adjustable firmness levels, dual-firmness mattresses for couples with varied comfort preferences, or reversible versions. Beds that include sleep tracking technology, smartphone app controls, and other high-tech features will cost you more money.

As a last point, you’ll notice that certain mattress companies charge more than others. Don’t forget to take into account shipping and return fees, prorated payments for extended warranties, and any other additional expenditures that may arise in the future.

Casper

Casper Original MattressCasper Original HybridCasper Wave HybridCasper ElementCasper Nova Hybrid
Twin$695$995$1,595$249$1,195
Twin XL$795$1,095$2,195$299$1,595
Full$995$1,295$2,545$374$1,945
Queen$1,095$1,395$2,695$449$2,095
King$1,495$1,795$3,295$574$2,695
California King$1,495$1,795$3,295$574$2,695

Helix

HelixHelix SunsetHelix MoonlightHelix MidnightHelix DuskHelix TwilightHelix DawnHelix Sunset LuxeHelix Moonlight LuxeHelix Midnight LuxeHelix Dusk LuxeHelix Twilight LuxeHelix Dawn LuxeHelix Plus
Twin$699$699$699$699$699$699$1,099$1,099$1,099$1,099$1,099$1,099$849
Twin XL$799$799$799$799$799$799$1,349$1,349$1,349$1,349$1,349$1,349$949
Full$949$949$949$949$949$949$1,649$1,649$1,649$1,649$1,649$1,649$1,149
Queen$1,099$1,099$1,099$1,099$1,099$1,099$1,949$1,949$1,949$1,949$1,949$1,949$1,649
King$1,449$1,449$1,449$1,449$1,449$1,449$2,349$2,349$2,349$2,349$2,349$2,349$2,049
California King$1,449$1,449$1,449$1,449$1,449$1,449$2,349$2,349$2,349$2,349$2,349$2,349$2,049

Casper’s mattress selection spans a wide price range, as seen in the tables. Although the Casper Original and Casper Original Hybrid have lower starting prices, the Nova Hybrid and Wave Hybrid have higher starting prices. The Element is the company’s most economical model.

All six basic hybrids in the Helix line have the same pricing point, so the price range is a little narrower. LUXE hybrids are the same way.

The Casper Wave Hybrid has an above-average price tag for a hybrid vehicle. The sticker prices of the other Helix and Casper hybrid and all-foam mattresses are comparable to, if not lower than, industry averages. A queen-sized all-foam mattress will set you back between $900 and $1,200, while a comparable hybrid mattress would set you back between $1,600 and $2,200.

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Trial, Warranty, and Delivery

Shipping

To the contiguous 48 states and Canada, Casper provides free UPS ground shipping. For customers in Alaska, Hawaii, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon, additional delivery charges are required. Within one to two business days after the original order, most standard ground orders are shipped. White Glove delivery is also available for Casper mattresses if you live in the lower 48 states. The cost of this service, which includes in-home installation and the disposal of your old mattress, is $149.

All 50 states are covered by Helix’s free ground shipping. Customers in Canada are charged a flat $250 delivery fee, which excludes Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Yukon territories. In most cases, Helix clients receive their mattress within five to ten business days of placing their order. Depending on the products you’ve purchased, Helix also offers in-home mattress setup for $149 or $199. White Glove couriers will charge an additional $75 to remove your old mattress.

When shipped by ground, all Casper and Helix mattresses undergo a compression process before being wrapped in plastic and vacuum-sealed. Mattresses are “roll-packed” to ensure that they fit into a regular shipping container. Delivered at your door, the mattress is yours to keep. When you place an order with us, you won’t have to be at home or sign for the delivery. The mattress will not be compressed if you choose White Glove delivery, and an adult must be present when the couriers come.

Returns

Sleep trials are becoming more commonplace in the mattress industry. It is possible to return the mattress at the end of the trial period if you find it doesn’t fit your needs.

All Casper mattresses are backed by a 100-night sleep guarantee. You can return the mattress at any time throughout the 100-night period because the company does not require a break-in period. A full refund will be issued and the mattress will be removed from your home by couriers if you decide to return it. Alternatively, you can submit a mattress return and work with a member of the Casper customer service team to make a new purchase. All Casper mattresses that are returned are either recycled or donated to a good cause.

Helix also provides a 100-night sleep trial, however this includes a 30-night break-in time for all mattresses. At least 30 nights must have passed before you can return or exchange your Helix mattress. After 30 nights, if you desire to return your Helix bed, Helix will send couriers to take up the mattress from your home, and you will be repaid in full. Despite Helix’s best efforts, some mattresses are recycled rather than donated.

Warranties

Product warranties are basically manufacturer guarantees that the product will work for a predetermined period of time. The guarantee ensures that the manufacturer, not the owner, is liable for fixing or replacing the product if it is defective or breaks prematurely. Mattresses sold today come with warranties of some kind, and most of these warranties are for ten years or more at least.

It’s worth noting that both Helix Sleep and Casper provide similar warranties when evaluating the two options side by side. A ten-year warranty covers all Casper mattresses. If your mattress develops a flaw that necessitates repairs or a replacement, you will not be responsible for anything other than shipping and transportation costs within the terms of the warranty. Problems covered by this guarantee include sagging or body impressions in the surface that are at least 1 inch deep, physical flaws in the mattress that cause components to decay prematurely, and manufacturing defects related with the cover’s zipper assembly..

The Helix Plus and all LUXE hybrids have a 15-year warranty, in contrast to the 10-year warranty on basic Helix hybrids. You won’t have to pay any further costs if your mattress needs to be replaced under these guarantees, which are all non-prorated. Warranty coverage for sagging and body impressions of one inch or more, physical faults that lead to premature wear and tear, and cover-related issues is similar to that of the Casper.

Helix and Casper Mattress Feel Comparison

Next, we’ll go into great depth about how each of these mattresses actually feel. ‘ A variety of elements, including hardness and motion transmission, have a role.

Helix

The Helix Midnight mattress has a medium-firm firmness rating of 6 on the firmness scale. In terms of support, the bed has a bouncing feel that doesn’t place undue stress on the joints. Back sleepers and combo sleepers who need to easily transfer positions will appreciate the “on-top-of-the-bed” experience.

If you sleep with a companion who moves about a lot at night, you won’t feel it thanks to the bed’s excellent motion-isolation capabilities. Helix Midnight is perfect for couples because of this and the powerful edge support it provides.

Casper

However, the Casper is slightly firmer than the Nectar, which is also a medium firm mattress with a “on-top-of-the-bed feel.” As a result, the Casper mattress may be too firm for heavier people. Its all-foam shape produces a gentle, contoured hug over the shoulders and back, despite its stiffer feel. The mattress, in fact, was meant to assist sleepers in maintaining a neutral spinal position.

A good night’s sleep can be had with the Casper if you and your spouse don’t move about too much at night. You may want to consider a another mattress brand if your loved one is particularly restless.

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