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.
Responsive hybrid mattress
Choose your preference: Available in soft, medium or firm
Hybrid: memory foam and pocket coils
10-year limited warranty
Affordable latex mattress
Medium-firm - firm: 6.5/10
Latex mattress with gel memory foam
20-year limited warranty
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.
|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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|Customer Service Score||9||9|
|Social Impact Score||9||6|
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 – 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.
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.
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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