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GhostBed Flex Mattress Review

We compared, tested and rated more than 70 hybrid mattresses. The GhostBed Flex is one of the top-rated hybrid mattresses on Mattress Advisor and is one of the best mattresses for isolating motion and keeping you cool. Read our full review to learn more about the GhostBed Flex and how it performed in our testing.

Customer Rating: 4.5/5
Mattress Advisor Score:       9.2/10

In this review, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about the GhostBed Flex mattress, including how it scored in our Mattress Advisor test. We’ll also give you an overview of the benefits GhostBed provides to its customers – like a 101-night trial period and a 25-year warranty! Read on to learn more about the GhostBed Flex, how it scored in our testing, and who this mattress is good for!

GhostBed Flex Mattress Highlights

  • The recently GhostBed Flex is a hybrid mattress that harnesses the support of innerspring mattresses while simultaneously maintaining the comfort of memory foam.
  • The GhostBed Flex is made with advanced cooling technology and gel-infused memory foam to prevent its sleepers from waking up with the night sweats.
  • The GhostBed Flex is designed with a patented innerspring support system that perfects motion isolation and edge support, which were both validated in our testing.
  • The GhostBed Flex is available as a split king.

Mattress Advisor Score for GhostBed Flex

Here’s how the GhostBed Flex mattress scored on different tests and evaluations. Each score is a rating out of 10 points. The total score is a weighted average that incorporates all of the functional and performance characteristics of the mattress, as well as social responsibility ratings.

Shipping:
9

How quickly the mattress ships to your home. (Free shipping = better score!)

Trial Period:
10

The length of time offered to help you decide if you want to keep the mattress.

Return Policy:
10

Ease of return process including refund policy and how the mattress is removed from your home.

Warranty:
10

Length of mattress warranty and what is covered.

Set-up Test:
8.5

How easy it is to set up the mattress and move it.

Motion Transfer Test:
9.75

How well the mattress performs at isolating motion.

Edge Support Test:
9.25

The level of support offered on the edges of the mattress.

Pressure Relief Test:
8

How well the mattress relieves pressure, particularly around the hips, shoulders, and thighs.

Spine Alignment:
8.75

How well the mattress helps keep your spine in proper alignment while you’re sleeping.

Responsiveness Test:
9

How well the mattress adjusts to different movements or sleeping positions throughout the night.

Cooling Evaluation:
9

How well the mattress promotes airflow and breathability, or offers special cooling properties.

Durability Evaluation:
9

Quality and durability of materials, structural support, and expected lifespan of the mattress.

Customer Service Score:
9

How helpful and responsive the customer service team is.

Social Impact Score:
6

A measure of social mission, community involvement and charitable giving/partnerships.

Total Score for the GhostBed Flex Mattress

GhostBed Flex Mattress Review

Take a look at our review of the Brooklyn Signature mattress and see how it performed in our testing to help you determine if this could be the mattress for you.

Score Breakdown

Set-up Test

It took us exactly two minutes to unbox and set up the GhostBed Flex mattress. This mattress was on the heavier side but it puffed to life instantly. It had a slight odor when it was first opened but it went away quickly. A queen size mattress weighs approximately 122 lbs so you’ll definitely want to recruit some help to get this bed set up.

So for our setup test, the GhostBed Flex gets an 8.5 out of 10.


Motion Transfer Test

Motion transfer is just a fancy way of saying how much movement you feel if your partner is moving around. You want this to be pretty minimal.

Part A – The Humans

The Mattress Advisor motion transfer test is a two-part test. We start by asking both sleep subjects to lie on the bed, blindfolded, and rate on a scale from one to ten how much movement they felt when their partner was moving around with 10 being no movement at all.

The motion absorbing abilities of the GhostBed Flex mattress are scary good. Our sleep subjects could barely even tell when their partner was on the mattress; they didn’t feel them leave the bed at all.

For the first part of our motion transfer test, the GhostBed Flex scored a perfect score of 10 out of 10.

Part B – The Wine Test

Next, comes our wine test. This is a great visual indicator of how much motion is being transferred from one side of the bed to another.

We had one of our sleep subjects lie down and roll back a forth a few times. We then took a look at how much the wine inside of the glass moved.

Once again, the wine was hauntingly still. We gave the GhostBed Flex a score of 9.5 for the wine test.

So the GhostBed Flex scored a Mattress Advisor all-time high of 9.75 in our motion transfer test.


Edge Support Test

When choosing a mattress, you may not think to consider how much support the edge provides. But if you find yourself sleeping on the edge of your bed or use the end to get ready in the morning, you should definitely consider the edge support.

The Mattress Advisor edge support test is a two-part test.

Part A – The Shoe Test

To start, we asked our sleep subjects to sit on the edge of the bed to tie their shoes. They rated this task on a scale from one to ten, with 10 being “extremely easy, with exceptional edge support.”

Support on the end of the GhostBed Flex mattress was very good. Our testers felt the edge did a good job supporting their weight while they were sitting. So for the shoe test, the GhostBed Flex gets a 9 out of 10.

Part B – The Side Test

Next, we had our sleep subjects lie on the edge of the bed in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back, to see if they could sleep comfortably in that section of the bed.

They found the edge of this mattress was equally supportive and comfy. They scored it a 9.5 for the second part of our edge support test.

So the GhostBed Flex gets a total score of 9.25 out of 10 for edge support.


Pressure Relief Test

When shopping for a mattress, you’ll want to find something that puts minimal pressure on your hips, thighs and shoulders. This is especially important for athletes when it comes to joint pain. Let’s take a look at how well the GhostBed Flex mattress provides pressure relief.

We measure pressure relief by using a pressure mapping film that shows areas of high pressure. Here’s what you need to know: the cool spots are good and the warms spots are bad. The warmer the color, the more pressure is being placed on that area of the body.

When on the GhostBed Flex we noticed a couple of areas of high pressure on our sleep subjects, particularly in the hips and shoulders.

As a result, the GhostBed Flex earned a score of 8 out of 10 for our pressure relief test.


Spine Alignment Test

Did you know your sleeping posture is just as important as your posture when you are awake?  For every mattress we test, we take a look at how well it keeps your spine in a straight line.

We took a close up of both of our sleep subjects backs to see the alignment. You’ll want to see a straight line from the neck all the way to the tailbone.

The spines of our sleep subjects while on the GhostBed Flex were well taken care of—they were nearly in perfect alignment.

So for spine alignment, the GhostBed Flex gets an 8.75 out of 10.


Responsiveness Test

When it comes to getting comfortable on your mattress, responsiveness becomes very important. Responsiveness is just a fancy way of saying how well the mattress adjusts or responds to your sleeping positions while you sleep.

We had our mattress testers lie in each sleeping position, side, stomach and back. As they changed positions and got settled in, we asked them to rate on a scale from one to ten how quickly and easily the mattress responded to their movement.

The GhostBed Flex knows its sleepers. It does an excellent job shaping and responding to the curvature and movements of sleepers.

It scored a 9 out of 10 for responsiveness.

What to Watch Out For

  • The GhostBed Luxe may have an odor upon unboxing. This should go away within a few days, but it’s best to let it air out before putting sheets on it.
  • It may take up to 30 nights to get used to sleeping on your new GhostBed Flex mattress – particularly if your previous mattress was a traditional innerspring mattress.

Customer Reviews on the GhostBed Flex

Bed has been phenomenal. I have had issues with 3 herniated lumbar discs for 4 years now and I have been waking up feeling so much better than our old bed. Great price for the quality as well and I love promotion so the free pillows were an awesome value. Not to mention they are super comfy. Me and my wife sleep sooooooo much better now. The products are everything they say they are. Thank you Zach M.
Had been having back pain. Finally after chiropractor and muscle relaxers and nothing helping I decided to get a new bed. Loved the idea of still having some bounce with the memory foam. My wife and I don’t want to get up in the morning! Gabriel P.
Ordered Ghost Bed after conducting some extensive research on cooling technology. After placing order, was told the mattress was in stock but the base was on back order. Mattress arrived quickly but waited a few weeks for the adjustable base. Once bed was assembled, I started sleeping like a baby. The quality of sleep I now received was well worth the wait. If you’re looking for a super comfortable mattress with some of the best cooling technology on the market...look no further. William S.

Product Information

Weight

122 lbs. for queen

Thickness

13"

Firmness

Medium firm: 5.5-6.5/10

Type

Hybrid

American Craftmanship

Made in the USA

Size Dimensions Standard Price*
Twin 38″ x 75″ $1,045
Twin XL 38” x 80” $1,250
Full 54” x 75” $1,375
Queen 60” x 80” $1,485
King 76” x 80” $1,785
Cal King 72” x 84” $1,825
Split King 76″ x 80″ $2,500

 

*Prices listed are standard without sales or Mattress Advisor exclusive discounts. Check price using the button below for the best deals on the GhostBed Luxe mattress. 

Foundations GhostBed Flex is Compatible With

The GhostBed Flex will most likely work on your existing foundation. It is compatible with any firm, flat surface. It can also be used on an adjustable base.

Box Spring

Box Spring w/ Bunkie Board

Slatted Foundation
Solid Platform
Adjustable Base
A Look Inside the GhostBed Flex Mattress

The GhostBed Flex is made seven layers of hybrid comfort that marries support, contour, and cooling.

  • Cooling cover: This softcover mad of X is cool from the first touch.
  • 1” Cool Fiber layer: The second layer of the Flex is woven into the first to help promote airflow.
  • 1” Gel Memory Foam: Next, the gel memory foam layer works to provide optimal contour and infused with gel to transfer heat away from the body.
  • A Repeat of Layer 3: So good, they added it twice in a row.
  • 1” GhostFlex Transition Foam: As the mattress makes its transition from foal to coils, this transition layers provides the cushion to maintain the integrity of the mattress’ pressure relieving abilities.
  • 8.5” of Individually Wrapped Pocket Coils: This patented Ghost Flex innerspring coil unit is designed to eliminate motion transfer maximize edge support with its two outer rows of specially reinforced coils to create added support around the edge.
  • 1” High-Density Base Foam: The final layer of the Flex is made with supportive base foam to reinforce the durability and longevity of the entire structure.

Purchase Experience

Delivery

Compressed and rolled in a box; delivered in 3-5 business days

Trial Period

101 days

Return Policy

Free Returns

Warranty

25-year limited warranty

Financing

Available through Affirm

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GhostBed Luxe FAQs

How does the 101-night trial work?

GhostBed offers a 101-night sleep trial to every customer. If you decide the GhostBedFlexLuxe mattress isn’t right for you, you can contact customer support to schedule a return and receive a full refund. GhostBed asks that you allow 30 night before deciding to return your mattress. Also note that the sleep trial is only available for purchases directly through GhostBed, not other retailers.

Is the GhostBed Flex free of chemicals?

All of the materials in the GhostBed Luxe are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they meet the most rigorous standards in the industry for safety and construction.

Does the GhostBed Flex have a break-in period?

Once you unbox your GhostBed Flex, it may take up to 24 hours to expand to its full size and adjust to your room’s temperature. You can sleep on it immediately, though it is advised to allow some time for expansion and odor dissipation. Your body may take some time to adjust to the materials of a new mattress. Allow 30 nights to fully adjust.

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