Project Description

Wave Hybrid Mattress
 by Casper Review

Gel, Foam, Springs
$2,595 (Queen)
100 Nights
10 Years

The Wave Hybrid is Casper’s most technologically-advanced mattress. This mattress is designed with Casper’s trademark Zoned Support Max to keep your spine aligned and cradle your hips.

Sleep hot? The Casper Wave has you covered. Their AirScape Foam Technology makes the Wave Hybrid their most cooling mattress available.

Finally, hundreds of resilient springs in the mattress’s base will provide the bounce, lift, and airflow you’re looking for in a high-quality hybrid mattress.

Those looking to sink into a memory foam mattress will want to skip over the Casper Hybrid. While the Airscape Foam will keep you cool and comfortable through the night, the nature of a hybrid mattress is to keep you floating on top of it, not sinking into it. In that regard, memory foam fans will need some persuading to take the Wave Hybrid plunge.

Considered to be Casper’s top-of-the-line luxury product, you will be paying a top-of-the-line luxury price. Ultimately, a good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for yourself, so it’s worth considering even if it’s a bit over your price range.

Materials & Construction

As we said, the Wave Hybrid is Casper’s most advanced mattress. Comprising five layers of AirScape Foam, gel pods, Zone Support Foam, and pocket coils, the Wave provides optimum support.

The Wave’s cover is made from a blend of polyester and cotton. The combination makes it soft and stretchy while allowing it to stay cool and displace heat.

It’s what’s under the covers that make the Wave Hybrid stand out among Casper’s other lines. The top layer is made of Casper’s AirScape Foam coated with a thin layer of Cooling Gel. Sleepers will sink right into this top layer (without sinking too deep) and find significant pressure relief on their hips and shoulders.

Beneath this top layer of AirScape Foam is yet another layer of AirScape Foam. However, this second layer is designed to optimize heat displacement with thousands of tiny perforations drilled into the foam itself. They’ll let hot air escape while you sleep.

The third layer is Casper’s trademark Zoned Support Max foam which breaks down into three distinct layers. This layer will sink your shoulders and cradle your hips. Zoned Support Max is soft under the torso and firm under the midsection.

The fourth layer works in tandem with the third to provide continued support to your spine and hips. Casper’s Cooling Gel Pods are strategically placed under the hips and lower back to prevent sinking and misalignment.

Finally, the bottom layer of the Hybrid Wave is what makes it a hybrid mattress. Pocketed coils make up the base support layer of the Casper Hybrid Wave and are made to provide firmness, bounce, and support. A firm border will provide you with some edge support.

However, the previous four layers of foam will leave you sinking into the edge of the Hybrid Wave when applying your full body weight to it. It isn’t drastic by any means and is expected when purchasing any hybrid mattress.


The Casper Wave Hybrid is a medium-firm mattress that leans to the softer side. Those looking for the plushest mattress on the market will want to skip over the Wave Hybrid. While Casper’s AirScape foam will keep you cradled and comfortable, you won’t be sinking into it as you would a pure memory foam mattress.

Casper’s Zoned Support, coupled with their gel pods and support coils, are designed to keep you on top of the mattress rather than living inside it. The Wave Hybrid is ideal for back sleepers experiencing back pain but can also be a cozy home for side sleepers. Stomach sleepers will likely find the Wave Hybrid to be a little too plush for their liking.

Sleep Position & Pressure Relief

How you prefer to sleep should be a significant factor when it comes to buying a new mattress. Different materials are designed for different sleep styles. Let’s break down how the Casper Wave Hybrid will work with the three different sleep positions:

Back Sleepers

The Casper Wave is designed with back sleepers in mind. Its multiple layers of support foam, coupled with its Zoned Support technology, are meant to relieve back pain and promote healthy spines. Back Sleepers will get the most out of the Wave Hybrid Mattress and will enjoy the balance of plush and firm it has to offer.

Individuals on the heavier side will want to purchase this mattress with caution. While the three layers of foam will certainly feel comfortable, heavyset individuals may sink too deep into the bed and throw off their spinal alignment. They’ll have ultimately defeated the purpose of this mattress. They’ll want something on the more firm side, like a pure innerspring or a firm hybrid.

Side Sleepers

The Casper Wave will work for side sleepers. It’s not the best mattress for side sleepers, but it’s certainly not bad. While on your side, your weight is focused on your shoulders and hips. Side sleepers require a more plush mattress to sink into to keep their body properly aligned. Side sleepers will get the same support as back sleepers from gel pods placed under the midsection.

Side sleepers experience the most pressure around their hips and shoulders. Imagine them to be like mountain peaks driving into the mattress. Side Sleepers should be looking to sink into the bed and are best suited for pure-foam mattresses. Heavier-set side sleepers will get value out of the Wave Hybrid but should shop around first before committing to anything.

Stomach Sleepers

Stomach sleepers, unfortunately, will want to pass on the Wave Hybrid. When on your stomachs, your midsection sinks considerably into the mattress if not appropriately supported. This can result in severe back pain as the spine becomes unnaturally aligned. While the Wave Hybrid does provide mid-section support, the top layers of foam create just enough sink to hurt you rather than help you.

The Wave Hybrid is simply too plush for Stomach sleepers of any body shape and size. Heavier stomach sleepers will want to avoid the Wave Hybrid altogether and err on the side of something with added firmness and support.

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Temperature Control & Breathability

One feature that’s becoming increasingly important as mattress technology improves is breathability and temperature control. Most humans would prefer a tundra over a volcano when it comes to their mattress choice. The Wave Hybrid does everything it can to ensure a cool night’s sleep.

The Casper Wave is made of five layers, and each of those layers is designed with temperature control in mind. The Wave’s perforated foam layers make for more breathable sleep and do well to displace body heat. However, the Casper Wave’s big temperature control secret is its pocket coil base.

There is no denying that the Casper Wave Hybrid is a great choice as far as temperature control is concerned. Compared to other hybrid mattresses, the Casper Wave sits among the best for breathability.

Feel & Bounce

The Casper Wave’s medium-firm firmness will get some bounce from the pocked coil support core. This makes it a run-of-the-mill choice for active couples looking to share a mattress.

This also makes the Wave Hybrid easy to move around in. Those combo sleepers who find themselves changing positions at night won’t feel like they’re crawling out of a memory foam prison to roll over onto their stomach.

Casper Wave mattress and box

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Motion Isolation

Couples sharing the Casper Wave will be pleased with its high level of motion isolation. The top three layers of foam will do an excellent job of absorbing the movements made by your partner. Whether they’re getting up to go to the bathroom or rolling over in their sleep, you’ll never feel a thing.

Edge Support

The Casper Wave’s edge support is in-line with any other hybrid mattress. As we mentioned above, the three layers of foam will have you sinking to the support core when sitting on the edge of the bed. However, the Wave Hybrid does feature a layer of support foam that wraps around the mattress’s perimeter.

While you’ll experience sink when sitting directly on the edge of the bed, the Wave Hybrid will still support those who tend to sleep closer to the edge of the bed. Suffice to say, you won’t roll off the side of your Casper Wave Hybrid in the middle of the night.


The Casper Wave Hybrid should last you the better part of a decade so long as you treat it appropriately. It will come with a 10-year warranty covering indentations greater than 1 inch, splitting of the foam, and defective zippers on the outer cover.

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