Brooklyn Signature

Brooklyn Bedding Signature vs GhostBed Mattress Comparison

We make shopping for a new mattress a lot less confusing by comparing the Brooklyn Signature and GhostBed mattresses.

The Brooklyn Signature mattress is one of the original hybrid models from the family owned mattress company Brooklyn Bedding. It’s one of the best value mattresses on Mattress Advisor. The GhostBed mattress is a top-rated, bed-in-a-box latex mattress produced by the bedding company Nature’s Sleep.

We’ve tested both of these beds in our sleep lab, and now want to see how they compare by performance, feel, and construction. By the end of this head-to-head match up, you’ll have a good idea of which bed is best for you.


 Brooklyn Bedding and GhostBed Quick Look

Customer Rating
MA Score
Summary
Firmness
Type
Trial Period
Warranty

Brooklyn Signature

Customer Rating
MA Score
9.1 / 10
Summary

Responsive hybrid mattress

Firmness

Choose your preference: Available in soft, medium or firm

Type

Hybrid: memory foam and pocket coils

Trial Period

120 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

GhostBed

Customer Rating
MA Score
8.6 / 10
Summary

Affordable latex mattress

Firmness

Medium-firm - firm: 6.5/10

Type

Latex mattress with gel memory foam

Trial Period

101 days

Warranty

20-year limited warranty

Key Similarities

  • Pricing: The Brooklyn Bedding Signature mattress and GhostBed mattress have similar price points. The largest difference in cost is just under $200.
  • Cooling: Hot sleepers will be glad to hear that both of these mattresses sleep extra cool. 
  • Bed-in-a-box Delivery: Brooklyn Bedding and GhostBed mattresses are delivered to your doorstep compressed and rolled in a box.

Key Differences

  • Construction: The Brooklyn Signature is a hybrid mattress with a pocketed coil base layer and soft foam layers on top. The GhostBed is topped with latex foam and supported by layers of memory foam and high density polyfoam
  • Firmness: GhostBed is medium firm on the firmness scale, while the Brooklyn Signature is offered in soft, medium, or firm.
  • Warranty: GhostBed warrants their mattress against defects for 20 years, whereas Brooklyn Bedding provides a 10 year warranty on their Signature mattress.
  • Pressure Relief: The Brooklyn Signature mattress provides noticeably more pressure relief than the GhostBed mattress.
Brooklyn Signature mattress

Brooklyn Bedding Mattress Review Highlights

  • Pressure Relief: The Brooklyn Signature mattress scored especially high for pressure relief, meaning it provides contouring support around pressure points and relief for hip pain and back pain.
  • Cooling: Brooklyn Bedding incorporates a breathable cover and pocketed coil layer in the Signature mattress, both of which improve airflow.
  • Firmness Options: You can choose a Brooklyn Signature soft, medium, or firm mattress, depending on your comfort preference and sleeping position.
  • Spinal Alignment: Your spine will stay in a healthy neutral position on the Brooklyn Signature mattress, regardless of your sleeping or firmness level.
  • Other Options: Brooklyn Bedding makes a handful of other mattress models to choose from, including the Bowery, Bowery Hybrid, Brooklyn Aurora, Bloom Hybrid, Spartan, Titan, and Plank.
GhostBed

 GhostBed Mattress Review Highlights

  • Cooling Mattress: The GhostBed mattress is constructed with features that regulate your body heat, including cooling latex, breathable aeration in the top layer, and cool-to-touch gel memory foam.
  • Responsive:  GhostBed uses latex foam as their top layer. Latex is known for its bouncy feel. It cushions your body weight without creating the sinking feeling associated with traditional memory foam.
  • Edge Support: The GhostBed stays supportive across the entire mattress surface, including the edges. You won’t roll off the side of this bed or sink down when sitting on the edge of the bed.
  • Durable: Latex is one of the most durable mattress materials on the market. It’s slow to deteriorate or develop body impressions and sagging, as long as it’s used on a firm, supportive surface.
  • Other Options: GhostBed offers other mattress models with special cooling and comfort features, including the GhostBed Luxe, GhostBed Flex, and the GhostBed 3D Matrix.

Mattress Sizes

The Twin and Full size GhostBeds are 1” wider than the Brooklyn Signature. The Brooklyn Signature is available in two thicknesses, depending on the firmness level you choose. 

Additionally, Brooklyn Bedding offers custom and specialty mattress sizes, including Short Full (48” x 74”), Short Queen 60” x 74”), Olympic Queen (66” x 80”), Short King (72” x 75”), and RV King (70” x 74”, 70” x 80”, 72” x 80”). GhostBed offers a Split King size mattress for couples.

Brooklyn Bedding GhostBed
Thickness 10” or 11.5” 11”
Twin 38” x 75” 39” x 75”
Twin XL 38” x 80” 38” x 80”
Full 53” x 75” 54” x 75”
Queen 60” x 80” 60” x 80”
King 76” x 80” 76” x 80”
California King 72” x 84” 72” x 84”

 

Learn more about mattress sizes.


Mattress Prices

Both of these mattresses are priced similarly, although GhostBed is generally priced $50-$200 higher. Both companies provide financing and make their mattresses in the USA, which cuts out some middleman costs. Also, Brooklyn Bedding and GhostBed occasionally offer special coupons on their mattresses.

 

Brooklyn Bedding GhostBed
Twin $599 $595
Twin XL $699 $795
Full $849 $1,045
Queen $999 $1,145
King $1,249 $1,295
California King $1,249 $1,325

A Look Inside

The biggest differences in mattress construction between these two beds is the latex layer in the GhostBed and the innerspring layer in the Brooklyn Signature. The Brooklyn Signature innerspring layer shares the bounce of the GhostBed latex layer, although the Signature feels much softer.

Inside the Brooklyn Bedding Mattress

Inside the Brooklyn Signature mattress
  1. Mattress Topper: The top layer is made of a quilted mattress cover and plush foam layer.
  2. TitanFlex Foam: Brooklyn Signature’s top layer is made with proprietary TitaniumGel infused foam that regulates the temperature of the mattress. This layer is also hyper elastic, making it extra responsive to your changes in position.
  3. Energex Support Foam: The next foam layer is made from high density polyfoam. It adds an extra measure of contouring support and also transitions your body weight into the coil layer.
  4. Ascension Coils: Beneath the foam layers, individually wrapped pocketed coils reduce motion transfer and give the Brooklyn Signature extra support for diverse body types.
  5. Support Foam: The base layer is made from dense, durable foam that keeps the entire mattress level and well supported.

Inside the Purple Mattress

 

Inside the Purple mattress
  1. Mattress Cover: GhostBed uses a plush, moisture-wicking polyester-viscose fabric for their cover layer. We recommend using a waterproof mattress protector even though the cover is moisture-wicking. 
  2. Latex Foam: The GhostBed comfort layer is made of perforated latex foam. Tiny pin sized holes in the foam create airflow channels that allow heat to move away from your body.
  3. Memory Foam: The second foam layer is infused with cooling gel and provides targeted support for your different body regions – there is firmer foam under your lumbar region and softer foam under your shoulders and knees. This ergonomic support keeps your spine aligned in any sleeping position.
  4. Base Layer: The foundation of the GhostBed mattress is high density polyfoam that reduces sagging and keeps the mattress feeling like new for longer.

Compare Test Lab Performances

Take a look at how the Brooklyn Signature and GhostBed mattresses compare across 14 performance categories. We used a weighted average of all the category scores to arrive at our total score. You can learn more about our testing process here.

Brooklyn Bedding GhostBed
Shipping 10 10
Trial Period 10 10
Return Policy 10 10
Warranty 9 10
Set-Up Test 8 7
Motion Transfer Test 7.25 7.5
Edge Support Test 9 8.5
Pressure Relief Test 9.5 6.5
Spinal Alignment Test 8.5 7.5
Responsiveness Test 8.25 8.5
Cooling Evaluation 8.5 8.5
Durability Evaluation 8.5 9
Customer Service Score 9 9
Social Impact Score 9 6
TOTAL SCORE 9.1/10 8.6/10

Pressure Relief

Pressure relief is a make or break category, depending on your sleeping position. Side sleepers and stomach sleepers need extra pressure relief for their shoulders, ribs, and hips.

The Brooklyn Signature scored three points higher than the GhostBed for pressure relief during our pressure mapping test. The soft mattress is particularly good for side sleepers, while the medium mattress is ideal for stomach sleepers. The medium firmness of the GhostBed is also good for heavier stomach sleepers and back sleepers with any body type.

Spinal Alignment

Spinal alignment – aka good sleeping posture – is important for every sleeper, regardless of age, body type, or sleeping position. The Brooklyn Signature outperformed the GhostBed in this category by 1 point, meaning that it does a better job of keeping your spine in a healthy neutral position. 

The GhostBed still scored above average, but side and stomach sleepers will get better back support on the Brooklyn Signature.

Motion Transfer

Our motion transfer test measures how well a mattress keeps movement isolated near its origin. Both mattresses scored about average in this category, although the GhostBed scored a fraction higher than the Brooklyn Signature. If you are concerned about motion disruptions from pets, kids, or sleeping partners, the GhostBed is a slightly better fit.


Conclusion: Which Is the Best Mattress?

We think side sleepers, stomach sleepers, and those with joint pain will sleep more comfortably on the Brooklyn Signature mattress, while back sleepers will prefer either the GhostBed or the Brooklyn Signature firm mattress. Budget conscious shoppers will save a little extra with Brooklyn Bedding.

Both companies provide free bed-in-a-box shipping and a sleep trial to their customers. Brooklyn Bedding gives you 120 nights to trial their mattress in home, and GhostBed customers get 101 nights. You also get free returns, so pick the mattress that aligns with your comfort preferences and budget and then give it a try!

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