The GhostBed mattress at first glance looks very similar to a lot of other bed-in-the-box mattress competitors (and in many ways it is), but the mattress has a few characteristics which make it stand out in my mind.
It’s definitely a great option for some, though I do have a few complaints as well (compare GhostBed to other mattresses HERE). The mattress is at a price point that is lower than a lot of its competitors. As a result, there is an opportunity to get some extra value from Ghostbed over some other mattresses. I think overall the mattress does a good job of having a nice foam feel without sleeping hot or having the feeling of getting stuck in the mattress. It’s not a perfect match for everyone, but it is a great mattress at a great price.
Watch my GhostBed review video for the overview.
As you can see the GhostBed bounces back fairly quickly (for a foam mattress) due to the top layer of latex. The extra spring is enough to make sure you avoid that “stuck” feeling that is common in memory foam mattresses. The firmness is about a 7 out of 10, making it right in the sweet spot for the average sleeper. Currently GhostBed doesn’t offer firmness options, so it won’t be a good fit if you prefer a very soft or very firm feel.
The firmness is at a point where it’s comfortable to sleep in any position. It felt pretty good on my side, pretty good on my stomach, and great on my back. It’s a very good option for people that sleep in multiple positions throughout the night, or for couples with different sleeping positions.
All foam mattresses often perform well on the motion transfer test, so it was no surprise that GhostBed performed well and is a good mattress for couples.
One of the key items of GhostBed is that it is made by Nature’s Sleep, a mattress company that has been around for a number of years. Thus you have a construction that is very popular these days (latex over memory foam), but not always executed well. In this case the experience showed, in that the mattress felt very well made and the transition between the layers was seamless (often an issue I’ve been experiencing with some of the online mattress companies). The construction consists of:
The table below shows the prices, weights, and dimensions of all the available mattress sizes.
|Twin||38" x 75" x 11"||58 lbs.||$495|
|Twin XL||38" x 80" x 11"||62 lbs.||$650|
|Full||54" x 75" x 11"||78 lbs.||$775|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 11"||89 lbs.||$795|
|King||76" x 80" x 11"||112 lbs.||$975|
|Cal King||72" x 84" x 11"||112 lbs.||$995|
Overall I had a great experience during the GhostBed mattress review. They have a quality product for a mid-range price shopper, and they’ve really separated themselves on price/value, even compared to the other online-only mattress companies (see other mattress reviews I’ve done). If you have average mattress preferences (not extra firm or soft), and you are looking for a good hybrid mattress, I think that GhostBed could be a very good option.
This post was last updated on June 26th, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Joe is the editor of Mattress Clarity. When he isn't testing sleep products, he enjoys working out, reading, and playing classical piano.