If you’re looking for a cooling, affordable bed in a box mattress, the original GhostBed is worth a look. Ghostbed Flex Hybrid Mattress
As we will talk about, the GhostBed is a latex mattress that is both comfortable and affordable.
Is it a good fit for your sleeping position, budget, and body type?
Is the Ghostbed mattress right for you? Continue reading to find out!
GhostBed Mattress Review: General Overview
For over a decade, GhostBed has been one of the most recognizable names in the online mattress space.
This all started with their flagship mattress, the GhostBed original mattress.
The mattress comes with a synthetic latex cover, gel memory foam that helps keep you cool, as well as other cooling components.
While it is a high-quality, budget-friendly mattress, it is going to work better for certain types of sleepers:
Who Might Like the GhostBed?
- Those who sleep hot
- Those who need more support when back sleeping
- Stomach sleepers
- Those that want the best firm mattress
- Those who want a latex mattress at a reasonable price point
Who Might Not Like the GhostBed?
- Those who prefer a soft mattress
- Side sleepers
- Those that want a slow moving mattress
GhostBed Mattress Firmness and Feel
We always like to start a review with a mattresses firmness and feel.
That way we have a good idea of who would benefit the most from a mattress.
If you’re interested in knowing how firm the Ghostbed is, continue reading below.
How Firm Is the GhostBed?
The GhostBed got an 8 out of 10 on the scale, which means it is more firm than average.
The high density support foam is responsible for much of the firmness. The high density support foam is designed to provide a stable sleeping surface that is well-suited to back sleepers and stomach sleepers, in particular.
Sleeping on the GhostBed
For most back sleepers, the GhostBed will deliver just the right level of support, allowing hips to sink into the mattress without feeling like you’re bottoming out.
A few lighter-weight back sleepers will find this mattress too firm, but for the most part, the GhostBed is one of the best mattresses for back sleepers.
Stomach sleepers should get the support they need under their hips.
If you sleep on your side, have a look at the Ghostbed mattress as it is a softer mattress model.
What Does the GhostBed Feel Like?
People who prefer the feeling of a traditional mattress will find much to love about the GhostBed.
This mattress is a good, comfortable choice for those who move a lot during the night. It responds well to movement and fits the contours of the body.
Average Weight Sleepers (130 lbs – 230 lbs)
For back sleepers who are closer to the low end of this weight range, it’s possible that the GhostBed will feel a little bit too firm. Again, we enrourage you to check out the Ghostbed Luxe or the 3D Matrix.
Closer to 230 lbs will likely find that it’s just the right balance of comfort and support.
Stomach sleepers in this weight range should find the GhostBed comfortable.
The GhostBed is not the best bed for an average weight side sleeper. It simply doesn’t have enough give to relieve pressure points. For average weight side sleepers, take a look at the Ghostbed Luxe.
Heavyweight Sleepers (>230 lbs)
Those who are more than 300 lbs should maybe consider a mattress that has been made with coils for added support, even though the GhostBed is quite comfortable.
The GhostBed should offer just the right level of firmness for stomach sleepers who weigh around 230 lbs. If you’re closer to 300 lbs, you may want to look for a stronger mattress.
And for side sleepers in the heavyweight category, the GhostBed is likely to feel too firm to be truly comfortable. We recommend checking out the Ghostbed Flex if this is you.
Lightweight Sleepers (<130 lbs)
The GhostBed may feel too firm, so lightweight back and side sleepers need to be aware of that.
However, lightweight stomach sleepers should feel right at home on the GhostBed.
GhostBed Mattress Construction
Let’s look under the cover of the GhostBed mattress and find out exactly what is inside.Our research team will take each component of the GhostBed mattress one by one and figure out what it does for the overall performance.
The cover of the GhostBed is made with a stretchy polyester material, which is very thin and breathable. It does an excellent job keeping the mattress cool.
1.5″ of aerated latex foam can be found under the cover of the Ghost Bed.
This is a synthetic latex, so those looking for an all-natural or organic option may want to look somewhere else.
From a performance perspective, this latex does the trick: very responsive and it’s ventilation helps to keep you cool throughout the night.
Under that, you’ll find another 2″ of gel memory foam, to prevent sweating throughout the night. Additionally, it adds some pressure relief to the mattress.
The 7.5″ high density foam in the support foundation of the GhostBed helps to keep the mattress firm and stable.
The Ghostbed is 11″ tall in total.
GhostBed Size Options and Price
The chart below lists the sizes and prices available for the Ghostbed mattress.
|Twin||38″ x 75″||$662.00|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″||$767.00|
|Full||54″ x 75″||$907.00|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||$977.00|
|King||76″ x 80″||$1187.00|
|California King||72″ x 84″||$1204.00|
|Split King||Two 38″ x 80″ pieces||$1533.00|
GhostBed Mattress Performance
We have explained what the GhostBed is made of, and what it feels like, but for many shoppers, the real test is how the mattress performs. Let’s check to see how the GhostBed did.
Sleeping Hot or Cold
The GhostBed team makes a big deal about how cool their mattress runs; and by and large, it lives up to the hype.
Ghostbed use latex and gel in their mattresses that are known for their cooling properties.
It’s easy to recommend this mattress to hot sleepers because it’s easy to move air through it and it prevents body heat retention.
The GhostBed has some bounce to it, which is good news for combination sleepers, but not so good for couples.
Since it isn’t the best at isolating motion, it is possible that sharing the mattress could cause some disturbance through the night.
If you are looking the best mattress for couples, we recommend the Ghostbed Luxe.
Excellent edge support can be achieved by the sturdy foam construction of the GhostBed.
As you sit at the corner or sleep at the edge of your mattress, you will feel supported.
The mattress is constructed from high-quality materials.
We consider it to be highly durable and should last for more than seven to 10 years.
You may smell a faint chemical smell when you unbox your GhostBed.
This may be slightly off-putting, but we found that it completely dissipated in under 48 hours. This is the norm from a mattress in a box.
We were not able to notice any noise from the Ghostbed mattress.
It’s easy to move around and change positions on the GhostBed.
It is an excellent mattress for sex because partners should be able to move around.
The GhostBed comes with a 20-year warranty and a 101-night sleep trial, both of which should give you some confidence if you decide to purchase it.
Ghostbed Return Policy
Returning a GhostBed mattress is simple. In fact, it’s a lot easier than almost any other return that you make!
Here’s a step-by-step breakdown of how the return process works.
Step 1: Contact GhostBed
The first step to start a return is reaching out to GhostBed after day 30. Be sure to reach out to them before day 101, however. You can do that by following the below steps:
- Call them at 1-855-855-4499
- Email them at [email protected]
- Live chat at ghostbed.com
Pull up the receipt or email with the order number in order to expedite the process.
Step 2: Complete the Requested Information
GhostBed may ask you to fill out a form or send photos. The form tells them what they are returning, and the photos show that your mattress is still in good condition. If your mattress is not in good shape, the charity won’t take it, and GhostBed won’t give a refund.
To keep your new mattress safe, we recommend using a waterproof mattress cover from the first night you sleep on the bed. You don’t want a spill to ruin the mattress so you can’t return it.
Step 3: Prepare for Mattress Pickup
GhostBed will work with you and a local charity to arrange a time and date for the pickup of your mattress. While you won’t need to rebox your mattress, you must prepare it for donation. This typically includes carrying it to your front door and being home for the mattress pickup.
Step 4: Watch for Your Refund
After the mattress has been donated, you can get a refund. You’ll receive a refund within 3 business days of the date of mattress pickup. It will be refunded to your original form of payment.
The GhostBed is a bed-in-a-box that’s made with higher quality materials and is much less expensive than other bed-in-a-box brands. This is a great bed for the price and, if you are a stomach sleeper or a hot sleeper, it could be a good choice for you.
This is one of the best value mattresses we’ve ever seen! If you’re a stomach sleeper, this mattress will help your bed feel more comfortable.
GhostBed Mattress FAQs
Is GhostBed a good mattress?
The GhostBed is a good mattress but not the best one for everyone.
For example, it should be a good match for stomach sleepers, hot sleepers, and those who want a more affordable latex mattress.
It might not work well for people who sleep on the side.
Is GhostBed good for side sleepers?
The GhostBed mattress isn’t great for side sleeping.
It might not provide enough pressure relief for the shoulders and hips, as it is a firm-than-average mattress.
How long do GhostBed mattresses last?
It should last at least seven years, if not more, considering the construction and materials of the GhostBed mattress.
This will depend on your size and how often you use the mattress.
Do you need a box spring with a GhostBed mattress?
The GhostBed can fit on a number of frames, including box springs.
Where are GhostBed mattresses made?
The GhostBed mattress is proudly made in the United States. As a bonus, you’ll enjoy fast shipping times from one of their many shipping locations nationwide.
Are GhostBed mattresses chemical-free?
Yes, all their mattresses are made without any chemicals and are made from materials that are certified as safe by CertiPur-US. Ghostbed Flex Hybrid Mattress