If you want a cooling, affordable bed in a box mattress, the original GhostBed is worth a look. Ghostbed Sentinel
As we’ll talk about in this review, the GhostBed is a latex mattress that is supportive 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.
This bed mattress is ideal for those who are looking for an affordable high-quality mattress. However, it will work best for certain kinds of sleepers:
Who Might Like the GhostBed?
- Those who want a cooling mattress
- Those who sleep on their backs
- Stomach sleepers
- Those looking a firm mattress
- Those looking an affordable latex mattress
Who Might Not Like the GhostBed?
- Those who prefer a soft mattress
- Side sleepers
- Those who prefer something slower-moving
GhostBed Mattress Firmness and Feel
We typically start by evaluating a mattress for its firmness and feel.
That way we have a good idea of who would benefit the most from a mattress.
To find out what the Ghostbed feels like, continue reading.
How Firm Is the GhostBed?
The GhostBed is given 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 this firmness.The high-density support foam is designed to provide a stable sleeping surface that is well-suited to back and stomach sleepers.
Sleeping on the GhostBed
If you’re a back sleeper, the GhostBed will help you get a good night’s rest.
Ghostbed is by far one of the best mattresses for back sleepers. However if you are lightweight, you may find it a little too firm.
If you’re a stomach sleeper, you should also find the support you need under your hips.
If you are a side sleeper, we recommend having a look at the Ghostbed Luxe, as it is a softer mattress.
What Does the GhostBed Feel Like?
The balanced feel of traditional foam mattresses will make the GhostBed great for sleeping on.
You might find the mattress to be more than accommodating, as it’s responsive to movement, making it a comfortable and supportive choice for those who tend to move around at night.
Average Weight Sleepers (130 lbs – 230 lbs)
For those who are at the low end of the weight range and sleep on their back, 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.
The right balance of comfort and support is what those closer to 230 lbs will likely find.
Stomach sleepers in this weight range should find the GhostBed comfortable.
However, for average-weight side sleepers, the GhostBed isn’t a good match. It 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)
The Ghostbed is comfortable, but if you are more than 300 lbs it is important to choose a mattress that has been made with coils for added durability and support.
The GhostBed should be able to offer just the right amount of firmness for stomach sleepers who are around 230 lbs. If you weigh more than 300 lbs, however, you should find a more sturdy mattress.
The GhostBed may feel too firm to be truly comfortable for heavyweight side sleepers. We recommend checking out the Ghostbed Flex if this is you.
Lightweight Sleepers (<130 lbs)
The GhostBed may be too firm for lightweight back and side sleepers.
However, lightweight stomach sleepers should feel right at home on the GhostBed.
GhostBed Mattress Construction
The cover of the GhostBed is made with a stretchy polyester material, which is very thin and breathable. It does a more than satisfactory job of keeping the mattress cool.
1.5″ of aerated latex foam can be found under the cover of the Ghost Bed.
You should note that this is a synthetic latex, so those looking for an all-natural or organic option may want to look elsewhere.
From a performance perspective, this latex does the trick: It’s very responsive and it’s ventilation helps to keep you cool during the night.
Under that is a second 2″ of gel memory foam, for additional defense against feeling sticky and sweating. It also adds pressure relief to the top of the mattress.
The GhostBed has 7.5″ of high-density foam in the support foundation, helping to keep the mattress firm, steady, 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
For many shoppers, the real test is how the mattress performs, and that is what we have explained. Let’s have a look at how Ghostbed did.
Sleeping Hot or Cold
Ghostbed boasts about the coolness of their mattress, and they are correct.
GhostBed is using latex and gel in their mattresses, which 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 prevent heat retention.
There is some bounce to the GhostBed, which is welcome news for combination sleepers, but not so much for couples.
Sharing a mattress with someone else can disturb you throughout the night, as it doesn’t isolate motion very well.
If you are looking the best mattress for couples, we recommend the Ghostbed Luxe.
Excellent edge support is assured 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 stable and supported.
This is a well-constructed mattress that uses high-quality materials.
We consider it to be highly durable and should last for more than seven to 10 years.
There is a faint chemical smell when you first unbox your GhostBed.
This may be off-putting, but we found that it dissipated within 48 hours. This is completely normal from a bed in a box.
We were not able to notice any noise from the Ghostbed mattress.
It is easy to change positions on the GhostBed.
It is an excellent mattress for sex, as partners should be able to move around easily.
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
It’s easy to return a GhostBed mattress. It is a lot simpler than most other returns.
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
To expedite the process, pull up the receipt or email with the order number.
Step 2: Complete the Requested Information
You might be asked to fill out a form or send pictures. The form should be used to organize the return and the photos should show that your mattress is still in good shape. If your mattress is not in good shape, the charity won’t take it, and GhostBed won’t give a refund.
In addition to protecting your new mattress, it’s smart to use a waterproof mattress cover from the first night you sleep on your new 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 schedule a time and a date for mattress pickup. You won’t need to rebox your mattress, but you should prepare it for donation. It’s usually carried to your front door and then home for the pickup.
Step 4: Watch for Your Refund
GhostBed will refund your purchase only after the mattress has been successfully donated. You will get your refund within 3 business days from the time of mattress pickup. It will be returned to you in your original form of payment.
Ghostbed Sentinel Summary
The GhostBed is a bed in a box that comes with better materials and is less expensive. If you’re a stomach sleeper or a hot sleeper, this may be the best 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 indeed a good mattress, but it is going to be a better fit for some people and not the best fit for others.
It should be a good match for those who like to sleep on their stomachs, as well as for those who want a more affordable latex mattress.
It might not work well for side sleepers and those who want something with a slower-moving feel.
Is GhostBed good for side sleepers?
According to our research, the GhostBed mattress is not the best for side sleepers.
It is a firmer-than-average mattress and might not provide enough pressure relief for the shoulders and hips.
How long do GhostBed mattresses last?
Based on the construction and materials of the GhostBed mattress, it should last for at least seven years, if not more.
This will depend greatly on your size and how often you use the mattress.
Do you need a box spring with a GhostBed mattress?
The GhostBed fits on most common bed frame bases, including slotted, box spring, and adjustable bases.
Where are GhostBed mattresses made?
Ghostbeds are made in the United States. You will get fast shipping times from one of their many 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 Sentinel