GhostBed Mattress Review
GhostBed Mattress Review
✔️Last updated: January 2023
|✔️ Customer Rating: 4.7/5|
|✔️ Mattress Advisor Score: 8.5/10|
|✔️ Type: Latex Mattress with Gel Memory Foam|
|✔️ Firmness: Medium-Firm|
|✔️ Free Shipping & Returns|
|✔️ 101-Night Sleep Trial|
|✔️ 20-Year Warranty|
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The Verdict: The GhostBed Classic mattress is a latex foam mattress ideal for people who sleep hot and heavier sleepers. If you’re looking for a high-quality bed to keep you cool without breaking the bank, this could be a great option for you.
Who Is the GhostBed Classic Mattress Best for?
|GhostBed Classic is best for:||GhostBed Classic may not be best for:|
The GhostBed mattress is a latex mattress with gel memory foam that is known for its superior cooling and responsiveness. It also has an affordable price point for those looking to save money. Read our in-depth GhostBed mattress review to learn all about the great benefits this mattress offers. Plus, learn about the benefits GhostBed provides its customers.
What we love about the GhostBed Classic:
- GhostBed offers the responsiveness and cooling benefits of latex, but also the contouring benefits of memory foam (its second layer).
- It has above average cooling and responsiveness benefits compared to similar mattresses.
- Fun fact: the owner of GhostBed used to be afraid of ghosts hiding under his bed as a kid, which is how the name “GhostBed” was created.
Check out our video review below to see how the GhostBed mattress performed in our testing. Keep an eye out for the factors that matter most to you to help you decide if it’s a good fit for you.
Now that you know more about the mattress and our testing process, you can see our individual score breakdown for each test we performed on the GhostBed mattress. You can learn more about our review process here.
|Mattress Advisor Test||Score (Out of 10)|
⭐Total Score for the GhostBed Mattress: 8.5/10⭐
The Best/Worst Things
- Edge Support: GhostBed offers awesome edge support for people who sleep on the edge of the bed, or simply like to lounge there.
- Responsiveness: If you toss and turn at night, you need a bed that can keep up. Luckily, GhostBed scored well in responsiveness, making it a good choice for combination sleepers.
- Cooling: The original GhostBed is the reason this mattress brand has a reputation for keeping people cool at night. The gel foam and latex combination allows you to stay cool throughout your sleep.
- Durability: The premium, high-quality layers in GhostBed allow it to last for years. So much, that your new bed even comes with a 20-year warranty.
- Motion Isolation: GhostBed wasn’t the best in motion isolation in our tests, meaning it may not be the mattress for couples.
- Pressure Relief: In our lab test, GhostBed did not offer the best pressure point relief and spinal alignment combination, meaning this may not be the best pick for side sleepers.
We test responsiveness by lying on GhostBed and changing positions to see how quickly we can get comfortable. This mattress factor is most important to those of you to tend to toss and turn throughout the night. If this sounds like you, you’re in luck. We found that the GhostBed mattress did a darn good job of responding to our movements and keeping us comfortable.
We measure pressure relief using a handy dandy pressure map so there’s no going wrong. While lying on our backs, pressure was very minimal in the lower back area. But where it all went wrong was when we lay on our sides. As you can see in the video above and this photo, there are areas of red in the hips and the shoulders meaning there is the most pressure in these sensitive areas: a red flag for all of you side sleepers.
Though the pressure relief test could’ve gone better, the edge support test shined. We felt a solid support system as we sat on the edge of the bed to tie our shoes as well as lying there in multiple sleeping positions: great news for couples who sleep on complete opposite sides of the bed.
Let’s look inside the GhostBed mattress and see who it performs best for.
How Firm is GhostBed?
GhostBed is about a 6.5/10 on the firmness scale, making its firmness level a medium-firm to firm. This works for most types of sleepers.
What Sleeping Position Does It Work For?
Ghostbed’s firmness level make it a good mattress for back sleepers and good stomach sleeper mattress, while combination sleepers will rest well due to its responsiveness. However, because GhostBed isn’t the best for spinal alignment, this may not be a side sleeper’s first choice. For better options, head over to our best mattress for side sleepers page.
Does It Sleep Hot?
The GhostBed mattress is made with both naturally cool latex foam and a cooling gel memory foam layer, so you can keep the night sweats at bay. However, GhostBed will not be as cool as an innerspring mattress.
How Much Weight Does It Support?
When placed on a strong foundation, the GhostBed mattress can support up to 750 lbs. For customers over 300 pounds, it’s recommended that you purchase the king-size GhostBed.
What Foundations or Bed Frames Are Compatible?
GhostBed works with any flat surface or a box spring/foundation in good condition. If you use a slatted platform the slats can be no longer than 4″ apart. You can also place you mattress on the floor.
GhostBed also offers an adjustable base that is compatible with this mattress.
The GhostBed is made with quality latex and foam materials designed for optimum support, responsiveness and cooling. Its layers include
- Plush Cover: This soft, breathable fabric is a viscose and polyester blend. It wicks away body heat and moisture.
- Top Layer: This aerated synthetic rubber latex comfort layer absorbs pressure.
- Middle Layer: Gel memory foam offers pressure-relief that is comfortable and cooling.
- Bottom Layer: High-density support foam makes GhostBed durable.
GhostBed Classic Mattress Sizes, Dimensions, and Pricing
|Twin||39” x 75” x 11”||58 lbs.||$945|
|Twin XL||38” x 80” x 11”||62 lbs.||$1,095|
|Full||54” x 75” x 11”||78 lbs.||$1,295|
|Queen||60” x 80” x 11”||89 lbs.||$1,395|
|King||76” x 80” x 11”||112 lbs.||$1,695|
|California King||72” x 84” x 11”||112 lbs.||$1,720|
|Split King||76” x 80” x 11”||162 lbs.||$2,190|
*Prices do not reflect exclusive offers or GhostBed mattress coupons. Click below to see the best price for the GhostBed mattress.
The GhostBed comes compressed in a box and is 89 lbs. for a queen, so we recommend setting up with a partner. It took us around 2 minutes to finish unboxing and set up. There was an off-gassing odor, but it went away by the end of the day. Because of this, we recommend waiting until the smell is gone to put on sheets.
Compressed and rolled in a box that is 17” x 17” x 45” for a queen
20-year limited warranty
Full refund on returns within 101-day trial period
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Shipping and Delivery
The GhostBed mattress ships free to the 48 continental states. It should arrive at your home in about 3-5 business days through FedEx. White glove delivery and setup is available for a fee of $199. This includes delivery, unpacking, assembly, setup, and removal of your old mattress.
On the day you receive your GhostBed mattress, your 101-night trial period begins. This gives you about 3 months to decide if you want to keep or return the mattress. If you choose the latter, just contact GhostBed customer support to start the return process – they will send out a representative to pick up your mattress.
The GhostBed Original comes with a 20-year warranty that covers:
- Body impressions deeper than 1″ that aren’t caused by a sagging foundation.
- Cracks or splits in the foam layers, not resulting from improper storage or handling.
- For year 1 of your warranty, GhostBed will repair manufacturing defects in the mattress cover, such as split seams.
The GhostBed warranty does not cover:
- Perceived changes in mattress comfort.
- Loss of effectiveness of the cooling layers.
- Odors related to off-gassing.
- Any injuries, such as back pain, as a result of using their mattress.
To file a claim, contact GhostBed’s customer service team with proof of purchase by emailing email@example.com or calling 1-855-855-4499.
To quickly talk to GhostBed service team simply live chat on ghostbed.com or call 1-855-855-4499.
“Love the bed. Wish it was a little firmer but it’s lovely. Came fast. You can call c service and get a live human. After hours!” -Amy B.
“Great service, great product. Delivery was super fast.” -Tyler L.
“Excellent customer service. Bed arrived promptly – when I took out of box no bad odors. It has been 2 weeks now, loving it.” -Lisa T.
To initiate the return of your GhostBed mattress, you must wait at least 30 days. Then, between days 30 and 101 (the end of your sleep trial), follow these steps:
1.) Contact GhostBed. You can call them at 1-855-855-4499, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or live chat them on their website. Be sure to have your order number ready.
2.) GhostBed may ask you to fill out a form or send photos (if there’s a defect).
3.) GhostBed will work with you and a local charity to schedule a time and date for the mattress to be picked up. Clear off your bedding and move the mattress to your door to prepare for pickup.
4.) Once the mattress has been donated, GhostBed will refund your purchase within 3 business days.
Which GhostBed Mattress Model is Best for Me?
There are three other GhostBed mattress models for you to explore:
Buying a mattress is tough. There are tons of options out there. Even when you get this far and narrow it down to a brand you’re interested in, there are still multiple options to weigh out.
We aim to make the mattress shopping experience as easy as possible, so we’ll help make it personal, and lead you to the GhostBed mattress that is best suited for your personal sleeping style and needs.
|GhostBed||GhostBed Luxe||GhostBed Flex||GhostBed 3D Matrix|
If we noted an ‘X’ for a particular area, that just means this mattress is not the best in this area.
See how the GhostBed mattress compares to other mattresses:
Does the GhostBed sleep hot?
The GhostBed is designed to provide a cool sleeping surface. Each cover is stitched with breathable moisture wicking micron fabric. The aerated latex layer is designed to promote airflow that specifically lets out warmer air and circulates cooler air in.
While temperature depends a lot on the type of sleeper you are and the sheets/comforter you use on top of your mattress, the technology used to make the GhostBed is designed to keep you cool while you sleep
Does the GhostBed mattress have a break-in period?
Like any bed-in-a-box mattress, it can take up to 30 days to adjust to a new mattress feel and fully break it in. The GhostBed in particular will take some time (a few hours to a full day) to expand to its full size, air out, and adjust to the temperature of your bedroom.
Can I finance my GhostBed mattress?
You can finance your GhostBed for as low as $67/month at 0% APR through Affirm. Simply select the “Prequalify Now” button at checkout and you will be guided through the financing process to see if you’re eligible.
Will I need to flip my GhostBed mattress?
Nope! The GhostBed is meant to be used on one side only.