The GhostBed and the Lull look very similar at first glance, as their components are quite similar, and they are very close in price.
It may be difficult to choose between them at first but, to assist you in the buying process, I have broken them down based on construction, firmness, and feel. Read on to find out what mattress will be the best pick for you.
- These are both all-foam mattresses that incorporate memory foam somewhere in their design.
- Latex or a latex-like layer can be found in both mattresses.
- They are very close in price and are both firmer than average.
- The GhostBed is thicker than the Lull; the GhostBed is 11” tall while the Lull is only 10” tall.
- The comfort layer is thicker on the GhostBed; it has 3.5” and the Lull has 3”.
- While they both have memory foam in their construction, with the Lull, it is on top. With the GhostBed, it is in the second layer.
- The GhostBed has a balanced foam feel, and the Lull has a classic memory foam feel.
- The GhostBed is 11” tall and features three separate foam layers.
- The cover is thin and soft and doesn’t affect the feel of the mattress too much.
- The first layer is 1.5” of a latex foam, which gives the mattress bounce and resilience.
- This is followed by 2” of a gel memory foam, which gives the mattress great body contouring.
- The final layer is 7.5” of a high density, base support foam, which is pretty standard on the market.
- The Lull is 10” tall and features a simplified construction with three separate foam layers.
- The cover is thin and soft and doesn’t really affect the overall feel of the mattress significantly.
- The first layer is 1.5” of a gel memory foam, which gives the mattress good softness and body contouring.
- Next, is a 1.5” layer of transition, latex-like foam that prevents sleepers from sinking too far into the mattress.
- The final layer is 7” of a base support foam, which is a pretty standard base layer.
- They both have soft, thin covers that allow people to engage with the other layers of the mattress.
- The main difference can be found in the mattresses’ comfort layers. The comfort layer of the GhostBed is a latex-like foam, and the comfort layer of the Lull is a soft memory foam. These give the GhostBed a balanced foam feel and the Lull a classic memory foam feel. It should be easier to move around on the GhostBed, as well as switch positions throughout the night.
- The top latex layer of the GhostBed has holes in to make it breathable, so out of the two mattresses, the GhostBed will probably sleep cooler.
- This comfort layer is also thicker on GhostBed, so it may be a better fit for some heavier sleepers. There is less chance of heavier people pushing through that soft upper layer down to the firmer layers beneath.
- While the base layer of the GhostBed is of a higher density, it is quite similar to the base layer of the Lull. However, the overall density of the foams in the GhostBed is greater, so it may be more durable.
Between the two mattresses, I felt like the GhostBed was a bit firmer, as I put it at a 7.5/10, while the Lull felt like a 7/10.
I felt better on my side with the Lull, as there was little pressure on my shoulders and hips. On the GhostBed, I felt better on my back and stomach, because this mattress was definitely the more supportive of the two mattresses.
In terms of feel, the Lull has more of that classical memory foam feel, while the GhostBed has a balanced foam feel. Between the two, it was easier to move around on the GhostBed and also switch positions.
People can see how GhostBed’s balanced foam feel in the video below.
People can see the overall firmness and feel of the Lull mattress with the video below.
Motion Isolation Differences
With the Lull, the memory foam is in the top layer, which gives the mattress a classic memory foam feel. Because of this, I expected it to perform better than the GhostBed with its balanced foam feel.
I definitely felt like the Lull isolated motion more effectively than the GhostBed. If someone sleeps with a partner and doesn’t want to feel them moving around at night, they should lean toward the Lull.
Edge Support Differences
The GhostBed is the thicker and firmer of the two mattresses, which made me think it would have better edge support than the Lull.
My predictions were correct, because with the GhostBed, I felt more secure as I sat near the edge. Also, lying down, I felt less like I was going to be ejected from the mattress.
People can see the edge support of each mattress in the photos below.
Marten is a staff writer for us and has a much different body type: He is 6’7″ and weighs about 230 lb; I am 5’9″ and 160 lb. Here is what he thought about these mattresses and how appropriate they are for heavier sleepers:
With the Lull, I thought it was an 8/10 for firmness and, with the GhostBed, I felt like it was closer to an 8.5/10.
With both these mattresses, on my side, I think I am a bit too large, because I pressed through the comfort layers down to the firm layers beneath. I had too much firmness on my shoulders and hips to get comfortable. On both these mattresses, when I was on my back and stomach, I felt good overall support.
If someone is my size and a side sleeper, they might need something softer than either of these mattresses. If someone is my size and a back or stomach sleeper, both of these might work for them.
While I thought the Lull felt nice on my side, Marten did not have the same experience. On both mattresses, he pressed through the soft upper layers and felt the firm layers beneath. However, both mattresses gave him decent overall support.
Who Should Pick GhostBed:
- Those who sleep on their back or stomach- The GhostBed is the firmer of the two mattresses and should give people better support on their hips. Also, if people just want a little bit firmer mattress, this may be the better choice.
- Heavier people- This mattress is thicker and it has higher density foams in its construction, which makes it so heavier people should get the extra support they need. As we say with Marten, the top layer of the Lull was actually too soft.
- People who prefer a balanced foam feel- It is easier to move around on the GhostBed without feeling “stuck,” so if people don’t want that classic memory foam sinking feel, this is probably the better choice.
Who Should Pick Lull:
- Side sleepers- The Lull is definitely the softer of the two mattresses and features better pressure relief overall. That soft upper layer of memory foam made it so that there very little pressure on my shoulders and hips.
- Those who prefer a classic memory foam feel- Between the two mattresses, this has more of the slow, sinking-in feeling that people get with some memory foam mattresses. If someone likes that slow compression overall feel, this may be the better choice.
Both of these mattresses have a lot to offer depending on someone’s sleeping preferences. If someone is a back or stomach sleeper or prefers a balanced foam feel, they should lean toward the GhostBed. However, if someone is a side sleeper or prefers a memory foam feel, the Lull is probably the better pick. Please leave any specific comments or questions about the GhostBed or Lull in the comment section below.
Consumers should take a look through this article multiple times, and also check out our other popular GhostBed and Lull mattress comparisons like GhostBed vs Purple and Lull vs Loom & Leaf. It’s important that consumers assess their own needs and preferences, and then make a more informed decision.
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.