The Nolah Signature 12 Vs Casper Wave Mattress

A new mattress can greatly enhance your quality of life. However, the shopping experience can be intolerable with so many options and brands to choose from. We compare and contrast the Nolah Signature 12 mattress against the Casper Wave mattress to help you make an informed decision on your new mattress.   

Disclaimer: This comparison is based on publicly available information sourced from the Nolah and Casper websites on January 16th 2020.

Comparison Table


Nolah 12” Signature

Casper Wave Mattress

Type of Mattress

High-Resilience Pressure Relief Foam

Memory Foam / Poly Foam / Latex Foam

100% Made in the U.S.A.

Yes – 100% made in the U.S.A.

No – US and Imported Materials

Materials and Construction

4-Layer / 100% High-Resilience Foam

5-Layer / Memory Foam / Poly Foam / Latex Foam

Price for Queen Size



Trial Period

120 Nights

100 Nights

Free Shipping 



Length of Warranty






Nolah Signature 12 Vs Casper Wave - What to Compare? 

The Type of Mattress

Are you a side sleeper, back sleeper, tummy, or combi-sleeper? Your new mattress will be more cozy and enjoyable if it’s designed with a particular set of sleep needs in mind. First, determine your sleep style (note your position upon waking, this could be your main sleep position). This will make your mattress search a lot easier when you know your sleep style.

The Nolah Signature 12 is made with AirFoam™, a propitiatory and revolutionary mattress material not found anywhere else. AirFoam™is suitable for all sleep styles but is particularly suited to side sleepers. As a side sleeper, the sensitive areas of hips and shoulders are most vulnerable and require more targeted support.

Choosing a mattress that is customized to your personal sleep needs guarantees far greater comfort and enhances sleep health better than a ‘ready-made’ mattress. The Casper Wave mattress is made to accommodate all sleep styles, therefore, it may not offer support to those with particular sleep needs.          

The Country of Origin

When you buy locally made products, you’re saluting your community and helping to keep a healthy local economy. Shopping ethically is thankfully easier than ever now. Shopping ethically is acting patriotically while sustaining local businesses.

The Nolah Signature 12 is 100% American made. All the materials used in their mattresses, foam, and cover are 100% made and assembled in the U.S.A. Unfortunately, the Casper website is unclear on where The Casper Wave mattress is made. Their FAQ section comes up blank when searching for ‘Where is The Casper Wave mattress made?’. The Casper mattress label reads ‘Assembled in the USA’, meaning parts of The Casper mattress come from overseas and put together in their American factory.

The Nolah Signature 12 (and Original 10) is 100% American made. All the materials used in their mattresses, foam, and cover are 100% made and assembled in the USA.      

Nolah 12” Signature

The Casper Wave

100% Made in the U.S.A.

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

Materials and Construction

The Nolah Signature 12 is made of an innovative new AirFoam™. This pneumatic (air-filled) foam is made under high pressure and then crushed mechanically to blast billions of microscopic air pockets inside the foam, hence the name, AirFoam™. The billions of tiny air pockets act as individual shock absorbers creating truly personalized sleep comfort. This 4-layer, mattress features 2.5 inches of soft and cooling Nolah AirFoam™, 1.5 inches of supportive high-resilience foam, 1 inch of firmer AirFoam™, and a reinforced 7-inch high-density foam base. 

The Signature 12 mattress sleeps cooler than memory foam because it’s 100% temperature neutral. The Nolah Signature 12 provides superior pressure relief, is more cooling and offers greater support than the regular foam mattresses.

The Casper Wave is a 13-inch foam mattress composed of a polyfoam base and transition layer (with a firm zoned support gel), topped with a layer of memory foam, latex foam, and polyfoam.

Modern mattress material (such as AirFoam™) ensure a more supportive sleep because it’s designed and produced using modern sleep science manufacturing techniques. AirFoam™ guarantees its level of firmness for the duration of the mattress lifespan. 

Nolah 12” Signature

Casper Wave

High-resilience pressure relief foam (AirFoam™)

Memory Foam / Poly Foam / Latex Foam

Pricing and Sizes

When shopping for a new mattress it can be easy to throw caution to the wind and go for the most expensive option. Be advised to consider your budget carefully when buying a new mattress and never feel pressured into overspending. That being said, if you’ve found a mattress that is slightly out of your budget your mattress provider should have an easy payment system in place, such as Klarna so you can pay for your new mattress over time.

The Nolah Signature 12 costs $1,269 for a Queen size mattress and comes with 2 free AirFiber™ pillows worth $158. Nolah offers 0% APR financing with Klarna over a 6, 12, or 24-month period. A Queen size Casper Wave mattress costs $2,395. Casper offers 0-30% APR financing with Affirm over a 12, 18, or 24-month period.

Nolah Signature 12 Mattress Sizes

Nolah Signature 12 Mattress Prices

Casper Wave Mattress Sizes

Casper Wave Mattress Prices





Twin XL


Twin XL














Cal King


Cal King



Learn more about Mattress Sizes here: Mattress Size Guide

Delivery and Packaging

Casper offers free delivery but additional fees are applicable if shipped to Alaska and Hawaii. Nolah also offers free delivery in 48 states but does not deliver to Alaska and Hawaii. The packaging dimensions of the Casper Wave and Signature 12 are:

Nolah Signature 12

Casper Wave

Twin 38" W x 75" L x 12" H

Nolah 12” Original: 63 lbs

Twin 38" W x 75" L x 13" H

Casper Wave: 56 lbs

Twin XL 38” W x 80”x L x 12” H

Nolah 12” Original: 67 lbs

Twin XL 38" W x 80" L x 13" H

Casper Wave: 60 lbs

Full 54” W x 75”x L x 12” H

Nolah 12” Original: 78 lbs

Full 53" W x 75" L x 13" 

Casper Wave: 82 lbs

Queen 60” W x 80”x L x 12” H

Nolah 12” Original: 90 lbs

Queen 60" W x 80" L x 13" H

Casper Wave: 109 lbs

King 76” W x 80”x L x 12” H

Nolah 12” Original: 107 lbs

King 76" W x 80" L x 13" H

Casper Wave: 117 lbs

Cal King 72” W x 84”x L x 12” H

Nolah 12” Original: 105 lbs

Cal King 72" W x 84" L x 13" H

Casper Wave: 118 lbs

The Signature 12 (and Original 10) are bespoke mattresses. Your Nolah mattress only goes into production within 3 days of ordering so you get a mattress that is specially made for you. The Nolah Signature 12  leaves the U.S. factory within 3-5 business days of ordering and will reach you within 5-10 days in total. Other brands mass produce their products before being shipped to their stores and retail partners. This means that your mattress could sit in a store for weeks and months before being purchased. Nolah brings a fresh mattress straight to your door without the middlemen and high pressure of the salesroom floor.

Trial Period and Return Policy

Nolah offers a 120-night trial. When buying a mattress online, an in home trial for at least 100-nights is vital to your decision making. You get to sleep on your new mattress in the comfort of your own home for a joyful 120-nights. If you feel your new Nolah is just too darn comfortable and you can't stand it, Nolah offers a hassle-free return process (just make sure you start the return process within the 120-night trial period) The returned mattress will be recycled where possible. Casper offers a 100-Night trial. 

Nolah Signature 12

Casper Wave

120-night trial

100-night trial

Length of Warranty

The Nolah Signature 12 is covered by a lifetime warranty. The Casper Wave mattress is covered by a 10-year warranty.

Nolah Signature 12

Casper Wave


10-year warranty

Firmness Level

Your Nolah Signature 12 mattress offers both contouring and pressure relief thanks to its four-layer construction. While the top layer has a soft feel, the layers underneath have a higher density and give the mattress its superior support. The Nolah Signature guarantees consistent firmness for the duration of the mattress lifespan as it’s made from AirFoam™, an innovative new mattress material that breathes and supports the back, hips, and shoulder areas.

Side sleepers may not benefit from the Casper Wave due to the sinking nature of the memory foam but combination sleepers may appreciate the less targeted support from the overall softer than medium feel.

The memory foam and polyfoam mix of the Casper Wave might be less supportive than the Signature 12 as memory foam is known to cause sinkage. Since AirFoam™ is a unique and modern material, the firmness level of your AirFoam™ mattress is more dependable over the course of the mattress lifespan.   

Nolah Signature 12

Casper Wave

Soft Side 4-5 of 10

Firm Side 7 of 10

Medium-firm 6.5 of 10

Ideal for Which Sleeping Position?

Nolah AirFoam™ mattresses are made specifically for side sleepers because it’s designed to support not just every muscle but the sensitive hip and shoulder areas with its 2 layers of soft and firm AirFoam™. Although the Signature 12 provides superb support and comfort for all sleepers, it's extremely well-suited for side sleepers where the hips and shoulders are the most sensitive areas. 

The Casper Wave mattress is made to suit all kinds of sleepers, therefore, it does not offer the same targeted support of AirFoam™. Stomach sleepers may experience some discomfort with the Casper Wave and may be better off with a more firm alternative. Your new mattress is an important purchase and an investment in sleep health. Therefore, it’s best to choose a mattress tailored to your sleep needs for optimal sleep health. 

Check out Nolah’s Guide to Sleeping Positions and Guide to Side Sleeping.

Pressure Point Relief

The Nolah Signature 12 mattress provides 4 times greater pressure relief than memory foam. Muscles and joints receive far greater support which benefits your quality of sleep and could also benefit your health. Nolah conducted heat-mapping tests to prove this which can be found on their website.

Cooling and Breathability

The Nolah Signature 12 is made from a breathable AirFoam™ that is a modern material made without heat-trapping viscoelastic memory foam chemicals. The breathable AirFoam™ does not absorb or store heat and ensure a cooling sleep experience for the duration of the mattress lifespan.    


Nolah’s Signature 12 proved to be a 300% more durable than high-priced memory foam mattresses and 26 times more durable than their cheaper counterparts. Throughout a 100,000 cycles durability test, Nolah AirFoam™ loses a mere 0.03 of an inch. 


The Casper Wave mattress and Nolah Signature 12 mattress are both odorless and CertiPUR-US® certified. Although when removed from the box, allow them to breathe for a few minutes to off-gas. This is perfectly harmless, it simply means to briefly air-out after being released from the air-tight box. The new mattress smell will dissipate within 24-hours.  

Comparison Summary

Nolah and Casper both offer a high level of customer care so shopping with either will be a pleasurable experience. Two big concerns for customers when mattress shopping are; ‘How long will my mattress last?’ And ‘Am I getting the best deal on this mattress?’.

For many, paying $2,395 for Queen Casper Wave mattress is not an option and could be considered an exorbitant price. A quality mattress doesn't have to come with such a hefty price tag.

The Nolah Signature 12 mattress is reasonably priced because there are no huge showrooms or pushy sales staff to sustain. Nolah’s mattress comes directly from their American factories to your door and 100% free from memory foam, designed to offer extraordinary support and comfort to side sleepers.

Nolah mattresses are made of 100% American materials in their U.S. factories and are made to order. Memory foam and polyfoam mattresses are not the best investment for sleep health as they are not as comfortable as AirFoam™ or supportive of the sensitive hip and shoulder areas.

The Casper Wave mattress is designed to suit every type of sleeper and may not be ideal for stomach sleepers due to the sinking nature of memory foam.

Allow this comparison of the Casper Wave mattress and Nolah Signature 12 mattress to help you make an informed decision as you shop for a comfortable new mattress.


Nolah 12 Signature Mattress