Nectar Vs Purple Vs Casper Vs Nolah Mattress - Full Comparison

Shopping for a new mattress is easy when you know what to look for. That’s why we’ve compiled all the information on Nectar vs Purple vs Casper vs Nolah to help you make an informed decision on your next mattress. 

Disclaimer: This comparison is based on publicly available information sourced from www.nectarsleep.com and www.casper.com and www.purple.com and www.nolahmattress.com on the 13th day of November 2020. 

Nectar Vs Purple Vs Casper Vs Nolah Comparison Chart 

Nectar (Foam)

Purple Poly-Foam 

The Casper (Foam)

Nolah 10” Original

Type of Mattress

Conventional Memory Foam 

Polyurethane Foam (Poly-Foam) / Hyper-Elastic Polymer Grid

Memory Foam / Foam

High-Resilience Pressure Relief Foam

100% Made in the U.S.A.

No – Made in China

Yes – 100% made in the U.S.A.

No – US and Imported Materials

Yes – 100% made in the U.S.A.

Materials and Construction

4-Layer / Memory Foam

3-Layer / Poly-Foam/ Purple Grid

4-Layer / Memory Foam

3-Layer / 100% High-Resilience Foam

Price for Queen Size

$719

$1,099

$896

$799

Trial Period 

365 Nights

100 Nights

100 Nights

120 Nights

Free Shipping & Return

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Length of Warranty

Forever 

10-year

10-year

15-year

Firmness

Medium-Firm

Medium-firm

Medium-Firm

Medium 


Nectar Vs Purple Vs Casper Vs Nolah: What to Compare?

  • Mattress Type
  • Country of Origin
  • What materials are they made of?
  • Price and Size Comparison
  • Delivery and Packaging
  • Trial Period and Return Policy
  • Length of Warranty
  • Firmness Rating
  • Pressure Point Relief
  • Cooling/Breathability
  • Durability
  • Off-Gassing
  • Return Policy
  • Typical Complaints
  • Which is best for your sleeping position? 
  • Which is best for hot sleepers?
  • Comparison Summary  

Mattress Type

Knowing your sleep style is the first step in finding the most comfortable mattress for you. Every sleeping position has particular needs. A side sleeper needs targeted support in the shoulders and hips, a stomach sleeper needs overall firm yet gentle support, a back sleeper requires special support in the back and hips, while a combi sleeper needs a supportive mattress that can adapt to their changing sleep needs all night. Take note of how you’re positioned when you wake up in the morning as this could be your default sleep position.

Most mattresses are designed to suit all sleep styles, but choosing a mattress that is built to cater to your particular needs could bring you more sleep comfort. The Nolah Mattress is made with AirFoam™, a proprietary mattress material not found anywhere else. AirFoam™ is suitable for all sleep styles but side sleepers will especially love the hip and shoulder pressure relief better than a one-size-fits-all mattress. The Nectar, Purple,  and Casper mattresses are made to suit all sleep styles. Therefore, may not offer the special targeted support you need. 

Where are They Made?

Where is Nectar Mattress Made?

Where is Purple Mattress Made?

Where is Casper Mattress Made?

Where is Nolah Mattress Made? 

Made in China 

100% Made in the U.S.A.

Assembled in the U.S.A. from imported materials

100% made in the U.S.A.


Shopping ethically can be a real boon to American business. By buying American made, you're acting patriotically by helping American businesses and your local economy. It helps to know that the customer care department is based in the US. The Nectar mattress is made in China. The Casper is assembled in the U.S with imported materials, and the Purple mattress and Nolah Original 10 are both 100% made in the U.S.A.  

Construction and materials Comparison  

What is Nectar Mattress made of?

The Nectar mattress is made from memory foam with a gel memory foam cover. It is in 4-layers and stands 11 inches tall. 

What is Purple Mattress Made of?

The Purple mattress is made of polyurethane foam (Poly-foam). Poly-foam is a conventional foam, similar to what you’d find in a couch cushion or ‘egg crate’ mattress topper. The Purple mattress is made of 2 layers of high-density poly-foam with a Hyper-Elastic Polymer (elastomeric gel) Purple Grid on the top layer and stands 9.5 inches tall.

What is Casper Mattress Made of?

The Casper Original mattress is a 3-layer foam mattress with additional zoned support around the shoulders and back areas. It has a zip-off cover and is 12 inches tall. 

What is Nolah Mattress Made of? 

The Nolah Original has a base of 7 inches of high density breathable foam, 1 inch of high resilience foam, topped with 2 inches of pressure relieving AirFoam™. This pneumatic (air-filled) foam offers a 100% temperature neutral sleep experience, thus, keeping you cool all night. 

Nectar Vs Purple Vs Casper Vs Nolah: Price and Size Comparison

Mattress Sizes

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

Purple Mattress

Casper Original Mattress 

Nolah 10” Original Mattress 

Twin

$798

$574

$595

$499

Twin XL

$868

$749

$695

$599

Full

$1,098

$899

$995

$699

Queen

$1,198

$1049

$1,095

$799

King 

$1,395

$1,349

$1,295

$899

Cal King

$1,395

$1,349

$1,295

$899

Split King

N/A

$1,498

N/A

N/A


Learn more about Mattress Sizes here: Mattress Size Guide

Always stick to your budget when mattress shopping, never feel pressured to overspend by pushy sales staff. You deserve a quality mattress at a reasonable price and you can find many affordable options online. If you see a mattress you like but it’s just slightly out of budget, ask your online retailer if they have a financing option available, so you can spread the cost over time in comfortable monthly payments. 

Learn more about Nolah’s 0% APR mattress financing with Affirm.

  • Nectar Mattress offers 0% APR financing with Affirm over 3,6, or 12 months
  • Purple mattress offers 0-15.17% APR financing with Affirm over 6,12, or 18 months
  • Casper Mattress offers 0% APR financing with Affirm over 3,6, or 12 months  
  • Nolah Mattress offers 0% APR financing with Affirm over 3,6, or 12 months 

Delivery and Packaging

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

Purple Mattress

Casper Original Mattress 

Nolah 10” Original Mattress 

Twin 39" W x 75" L x 11" H

Nectar Foam: 45 lbs 

Twin 38" W x 75" L x 9.25" H

Purple Poly-Foam: undisclosed lbs

Twin 38" W x 75" L x 11" H

Casper Mattress: 46 lbs 

Twin 38" W x 75" L x 10" H

Nolah 10” Original: 63 lbs

Twin XL 39" W x 80" L x 11" H

Nectar Foam: 48 lbs

Twin XL 38" W x 80" L x 9.25" H

Purple Poly-Foam: 70 lbs

Twin XL 38" W x 80" L x 11" H

Casper Mattress: 50 lbs

Twin XL 38” W x 80” L x  10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 67 lbs

Full 54" W x 75" L x 11"  

Nectar Foam: 68 lbs

Full 53" W x 75" L x 9.25"  

Purple Poly-Foam: 81 lbs

Full 53" W x 75" L x 11"  

Casper Mattress: 67 lbs 

Full 54” W x 75”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 78 lbs

Queen 60" W x 80" L x 11" H

Nectar Foam: 74 lbs

Queen 60" W x 80" L x 9.25" H

Purple Poly-Foam: 110 lbs

Queen 60" W x 80" L x 11" H

Casper Mattress: 79 lbs 

Queen 60” W x 80”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 90 lbs

King 76" W x 80" L x 11" H

Nectar Foam: 89 lbs

King 76" W x 80" L x 9.25" H

Purple Poly-Foam: 140 lbs

King 76" W x 80" L x 11" H

Casper Mattress: 101 lbs

King 76” W x 80”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 107 lbs

Cal King72" W x 84" L x 11" H

Nectar Foam: 89 lbs

Cal King 72" W x 84" L x 9.25" H

Purple Poly-Foam: 140 lbs

Cal King 72" W x 84" L x 11" H

Casper Mattress: 100 lbs

Cal King 72” W x 84”x L x 10” H

Nolah 10” Original: 105 lbs

N/A 

Split King 76" W x 80" L x 9.25" H

Purple Poly-Foam: 140 lbs 

(in 2 packages of 70 lbs each)

N/A

N/A


  • Nectar offers free delivery and return within 48 US states and will ship to Alaska and Hawaii for an additional $150. Their White Glove set-up service costs $149 for a mattress and/or base set-up. Additional items for set-up such as mattress protector and pillows cost an extra $49.
  • Purple offers free delivery and return but additional fees are applicable if shipped to Alaska and Hawaii.  
  • Casper offers free delivery, return, and in-home set up but additional fees are applicable if shipped to Alaska and Hawaii.  
  • Nolah offers free delivery and return in 48 states but does not deliver to Alaska and Hawaii. The Nolah Original 10 (and Signature 12) is a bespoke mattress. Therefore, every customer receives a mattress that is made especially for them. The Nolah Original 10 goes into production within 3 days of ordering and leaves the US factory within 3-5 business days. Once it leaves the factory it will take a further 2-5 days before it reaches the customer. The Nolah Original 10 bespoke production and delivery take 5-10 days in total  

Trial Period and Return Policy   

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

Purple Mattress

Casper Original Mattress 

Nolah 10” Original Mattress 

365-Night Trial 

100-Night Trial

100-Night Trial

120-Night Trial

Free return within trial period 

100 days to exchange upon delivery 

Free return within trial period 

Free return within trial period 


Length of Warranty 

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

Purple Mattress

Casper Original Mattress 

Nolah 10” Original Mattress 

Forever warranty

10-Year Warranty

15-Year Warranty

15-Year Warranty


Nectar Vs Purple Vs Casper Vs Nolah: Mattress Properties 

Firmness Rating 

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

Purple Mattress

Casper Original Mattress 

Nolah 10” Original Mattress 

Medium-firm 6.5 of 10

Medium-firm 7 of 10

6/10 Medium-Firm 

5-6/10 Medium Firmness

 

Pressure Point Relief 

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

Purple Mattress

Casper Original Mattress 

Nolah 10” Original Mattress 

Memory foam typically sleeps hot and may not offer the best pressure relief, especially to side sleepers  

Poly Foam retains heat, the Hyper Elastic polymer grid may feel too soft for some 

Some zoned support but made of memory foam which does not offer much pressure relief 

4x greater pressure relief than memory foam, perfect for side sleepers 


Cooling / Breathability 

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

Purple Mattress

Casper Original Mattress 

Nolah 10” Original Mattress 

Contains heath trapping viscoelastic chemicals 

Contains heath trapping viscoelastic chemicals but the Hyper Elastic polymer grid may bring some cooling relief 

  

Contains heath trapping viscoelastic chemicals 

Made of breathable AirFoam™for a temperature neutral sleep  

 

Durability 

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

Purple Mattress

Casper Original Mattress 

Nolah 10” Original Mattress 

Memory foam mattresses typically have a 6-year lifespan

Poly Foam mattresses typically have a 4 to 6-year lifespan 

Memory foam mattresses typically have a 6-year lifespan 

The mattress life expectancy of an AirFoam™ mattress is roughly 10 years

 

Off-Gassing

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

Purple Mattress

Casper Original Mattress 

Nolah 10” Original Mattress 

Odorless and CertiPUR-US® certified

Odorless and CertiPUR-US® certified

Odorless and CertiPUR-US® certified

Odorless and CertiPUR-US® certified

 

Nectar Mattress Complaints

Some Nectar mattress complaints are centered around long delivery times and customer service issues. Many say the Nectar mattress is not ideal for heavy set people.  

*Nectar mattress reviews are subjective, enjoy a free trial to gauge your own opinion  

Purple Mattress Complaints

Some Purple mattress reviews say that their mattress started sagging within the first few months of ownership. Some experienced slight delivery delays.

*Purple mattress reviews are subjective, enjoy a free trial to gauge your own opinion

Casper Mattress Complaints  

In some Casper mattress reviews, some say the customer service is good but there has been some delivery delays. Others report the mattress sleeps too hot. 

*Casper mattress reviews are subjective, enjoy a free trial to gauge your own opinion 

Nolah Mattress Complaints  

Stomach sleepers could find the Original 10 mattress a little too soft and should instead opt for the Signature 12, which offers even more pressure relief. Those with difficulty climbing into and out of bed should opt for the Original 10 as it’s two inches less in height than the Signature. 

*AirFoam™ mattress reviews are subjective, enjoy a free trial to gauge your own opinion  

Which is Best for Your Sleeping Position?

Brand 

Best for

Nectar 

Back Sleepers 

Purple 

Back Sleepers and Side Sleepers 

Casper

Back and Stomach Sleepers

Nolah 

Side Sleepers 


Which is Best for Hot Sleepers?

Nectar Memory Foam Mattress

Purple Mattress

Casper Original Mattress 

Nolah 10” Original Mattress 

Contains heath trapping viscoelastic chemicals so could be uncomfortable for hot sleepers  

Contains heath trapping viscoelastic chemicals so could be uncomfortable for hot sleepers  

Contains heath trapping viscoelastic chemicals so could be uncomfortable for hot sleepers  

Made of breathable AirFoam™for a temperature neutral sleep  

 

Comparison Summary 

In Nectar vs Purple vs Casper vs Nolah, take your individual sleep needs into consideration. Some people enjoy the heat retention of memory foam, others prefer the cooling sleep of AirFoam™. You should receive a high level of customer care from each one brand.  

  • The Nectar mattress is $1,198 for a Queen and comes with 2 pillows, sheet set, and mattress protector 
  • The Purple mattress is $1,049 for a Queen  
  • The Casper mattress is $1,095 for a Queen 
  • The Nolah Original 10” is the cheapest and most durable at $799 for a Queen with 2 free pillows worth $198

The durability of AirFoam™ ensures you have a mattress that is built to last. Most memory foam mattress owners are unhappy with the quick sagging, typically within 1 year of ownership. 

While some enjoy the memory foam heat and how the body sinks into it, most people opt for the support of pressure relief over sinkage. 

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FAQs

  1. Where to buy nectar mattress: Nectar mattresses are available online and can be tested at designated retail outlets. 
  2. Nectar mattress how long to expand: 24-72 hours. 
  3. How much is a Purple mattress: Purple mattress prices are:  $574 for a Twin, $749 for a Twin XL, $899 for a Full, $1,049 for a Queen, $1,349 for a King, $1,349 for a Cal King, and $1,498 for a Split King.
  4. How much is a Casper mattress: Casper mattress prices are:  $595 for a Twin, $695 for a Twin XL, $995 for a Full, $1,095 for a Queen, $1,295 for a King, and $1,295 for a Cal King. 
  5. How to return Casper mattress: Contact +1 888-498-0003 or support@casper.com to initiate your return.
  6. How long does a Casper mattress last: Memory foam mattresses typically have a 6-year lifespan.