There comes a time in everyone’s life when they have to bite the bullet and buy a new mattress. Whether you’re looking to upgrade, you’re moving or your partner refuses to sleep on your university mattress any longer, a mattress can be a big decision.  

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It is said you spend a quarter of your life sleeping, which means a mattress is one of the most important pieces of furniture you can buy.  A good mattress, though, is much more than just a piece of furniture. It can be a getaway, a safe haven, a place for love, and really it’s an object that can foster some of the best connections, and conversations we have in our life.


When it was time for me to get a new mattress, I originally did the same thing I did to get the mattress I took with me to university (and back with me to Toronto). I first went to one of those big mattress chains, then I checked out Ikea, and then I went to an independent mattress store. While my trips to these stores gave me valuable information on what types of mattresses are currently available, I didn’t really enjoy the experience.  Then I discovered Casper Mattresses.

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If you’ve never heard of Casper, they are making waves online, providing incredibly high-quality mattresses sold through a beautiful e-commerce platform. The Casper mattress is crafted out of a patent-pending combination of springy, breathable latex foam and supportive, pressure-relieving memory foam.  Available in sizes ranging from twin all the way up to California King, Casper is truly one of the most comfortable mattresses I’ve ever used. Because The Casper mattress is made of breathable latex, when the mattress contours to your body, it doesn’t result in the same overheating that an all memory foam surface mattress creates. The mattress is springless which means it’s easy to get in and out of bed without disturbing your partner.

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If you’re anything like me, you may be skeptical about buying a mattress online. Before Casper, the script was set. You went into a mattress store with your partner, and you both lie on every bed and try to make a decision. This was the standard. Not anymore! With Casper, the process is all online, and it’s very simple to boot. Casper offers one perfect mattress, and the ordering process was designed to be just as simple. There’s only one place to purchase a Casper — In a few short clicks, you can place an order, and Casper’s iconic box will show up on your door in 3-5 business days. Simple as that! The mattress is completely sealed within the box and expands once opened. I feel for some shoppers, the biggest hurdle to buying a Casper mattress is the try before you buy concept that happens at traditional mattress stores. However, traditional mattress retailers make the trial and returning of mattresses exceptionally difficult and expensive. Brick and mortar retailers argue that consumers need to try a mattress before buying it. But ‘trying’ typically involves five minutes of lying on a bed in a huge retail store with a commissioned salesperson hovering over you — and doing that repeatedly on dozens of models. Can you really tell if you’ll sleep well on a bed without actually sleeping on it? Casper doesn’t think so, which is  why Casper offers a mind-boggling 100-day trial with free returns — if you aren’t happy with the mattress for any reason, Casper will come get it from your house for free and either donate it to charity or responsibly dispose of it. Sounds pretty good to me.

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So far, I’ve had the mattress for 30 days and I’ve enjoyed every night so far. The mattress feels luxurious, like you’re sleeping on an amazing hotel mattress.

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So what you’re probably wondering is how much something this awesome could cost?  Casper’s business model removes retail costs and re-engineers the supply chain in order to create a better mattress at a fraction of the traditional cost. The Queen mattress I received costs $1,175 CAD and is worth every penny.  A comparable Tempur-Pedic bed will set you back anywhere from $1,500 CAD on sale to over $2,000 .


A good mattress can truly change your life. There is nothing like a good night’s sleep, and there is nothing like a Casper mattress. If you’re ready for the change head over to and be prepared for some amazing nights ahead.