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GhostBed Mattress Review

Susan Newcome / Associate Editor
Last updated on Saturday, Dec 21, 2019.

Having been reviewing mattresses for about 4 years now, it feels like a lifetime. The industry has changed so much over the past few years that it barely resembles itself. I remember a time when all we had were simple, all-foam mattresses that were shipped to your door through the magic of the internet. There was a very real sense of wonder opening the box and watching your new mattress inflate and expand before your eyes.

GhostBed Mattress review

The Particulars

  • Overall
    4.5
  • Comfort
    4.5
  • Cooling
    4.0
  • Value
    4.5

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Pros

  • Great value
  • Highest quality materials
  • Durable and long-lasting

Cons

  • Other models in the GhostBed lineup have more advanced features

In that initial, nascent period, it seemed like everyone had pretty much the same mattress. And that was fine by most of us. It was just so magical (there’s that word again) to get a mattress sent to your door in a box you could carry around without hiring a team of movers.

Enter the GhostBed. The first entry in the dawning ‘mattress in a box’ field by the veteran team behind Nature’s Sleep. The GhostBed was the first mattress that I ever slept on that hadn’t come from a local mattress store. I can distinctly remember that feeling of awe watching the advertising videos showing customers unboxing their beds and watching them inflate and I felt giddy when I got to experience the same.

The bed is good, there’s no doubt about it. But more than that, what the GhostBed did for me is give me something to tell my friends about, and tell I did, and well, here we are.

Now, I’ve spent the past few paragraphs waxing philosophical about yesteryear, and you’re probably wondering when I’ll get on with it and onto the mattress. The answer is: right now.

The GhostBed, as it stands today, is still a great bed. It’s affordable, it’s firm (great for heavier folks and couples), and in so far as I can tell, it’s still attracting legions of rabid fans who love the “nights rest so good it’s scary.”

Comfort and Firmness

The GhostBed is a medium-firm mattress, and scores around 6.5 on the scale above.

Edge support is ample, which is surprising for a memory foam mattress. It’s a firm sleeper with great back sleeping support.

Cooling and Sleep Temperature

Before starting this site, I had ordered a GhostBed myself and we have been sleeping on it for over a year. It’s really held up well and is still plenty firm for comfortable back and side sleeping.

In terms of cooling, the GhostBed sleeps cool. It’s not as cool as something like the GhostBed Luxe, but it’s still a step above traditional memory foam mattresses.

Layers and Construction

 

The GhostBed is a memory foam & aerated latex mattress.

  • Comfortable Plush Cover for comfort and cool touch.
  • 1.5″ of Aerated Latex Foam to pull heat away from the body and sleep cool
  • 2″ Gel Memory Foam for incredible heat transfer and comfort.
  • 7.5″ High Density Base for long lasting durability and good spinal alignment.

Sizes and Dimensions

Size Dimensions
Twin 38" x 75"
Twin XL 38" x 80"
Full 54" x 75"
Queen 60" x 80"
King 76" x 80"
Cali King 72" x 84"

The GhostBed is 11″ tall and works fine with all of the boxsprings, slatted frames, and adjustable frames that we tested.

In terms of how much each of the beds weigh:

  • Twin: 58 lbs
  • Twin XL: 62 lbs
  • Full: 78 lbs
  • Queen: 89 lbs
  • King: 112 lbs
  • Cali King: 112 lbs

Customer Service

GhostBed, the manufacturer of the GhostBed Flex, has these customer support / contact options:

  • Live Chat (available during normal business hours)
  • Toll-free phone
  • Email

Delivery

The GhostBed ships free, and fast (within 24 hours). Our sample was shipped on a Friday and we received it via FedEx delivery on Monday. The company states that the delivery process takes “2-5 business days”.

Trial, Warranty, Returns, and Exchanges

There’s a generous trial and warranty:

  • 101 Night Sleep Trial
  • 20 Year Warranty

One thing to note about returns is that you cannot initiate a return until 30 days have passed since the delivery of your mattress. So, technically the return period is anytime after 30 days, but before 101 days.

Full Laboratory Results

Firmness


Cooling


Comfort


Value


Durability


Edge Support


Noise (higher is quieter)


Motion Isolation

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