Tomorrow Sleep and GhostBed are both popular online sellers of mattresses that keep their prices affordable by using a direct-to-consumer business model. The main difference between them is that Tomorrow Sleep uses springs while Ghostbed is all foam. Here’s a breakdown of the similarities and differences in more detail, so you can find the best option for you. We’re comparing both firmness options of Tomorrow Sleep with Ghostbed’s flagship mattress, and not its luxe version.
- All options address temperature issues and sleep fairly cool.
- All options have thick support layers.
- Options are similarly priced. ($550-$1,150 for Tomorrow Sleep, $495-$995 for GhostBed)
- Both companies offer 100-night trials. (Ghostbed’s is technically 101 nights.)
- Both companies offer free shipping and have great customer service.
- Ghostbed is slightly thicker at 11 inches compared to Tomorrow Sleep’s 10 inches.
- Ghostbed is all foam while Tomorrow Sleep incorporates coils in the support layer.
- GhostBed is more bouncy and elastic.
- GhostBed is firmer and has less give, so people will sink into it less.
Tomorrow Sleep Construction
- Tomorrow Sleep’s Medium Soft and Medium Firm versions of its mattress have similar construction, the main difference being thicknesses of different layers.
- A polyester and nylon cover wraps the mattress.
- The top layer is 1 inch of memory foam with phase change material.
- A layer of gel foam beneath the top layer provides comfort and bounce. This layer is thicker in the Medium Soft option.
- In the Medium Firm option, there is an additional layer of memory foam-like “dynamic response foam” under the gel foam layer.
- Both firmness levels have a 6-inch support layer that consists of individually pocketed coils. The Medium Firm option uses thicker coils in this layer.
- Edge support is reinforced with a foam side rail system.
- 1 inch of stabilizing foam forms a base for the mattress.
- The zippable cover is made of a soft, breathable blend of viscose and polyester, and it doesn’t really affect the overall feel of the mattress significantly.
- On top is a 1.5-inch layer of proprietary latex with small holes in it for breathability. Latex sleeps cooler than memory foam and is more springy.
- Next layer is a 2-inch layer of proprietary gel memory foam, formulated to sleep cool. This layer provides contouring support.
- The base layer is 7.5 inches of dense core foam, the same type of base layer most foam mattresses have.
- Tomorrow Sleep has coils in the support layer, while Ghostbed is all foam.
- Both mattresses should be durable for the long haul.
- Both are constructed to ensure neutral temperature.
- Tomorrow Sleep has a side rail support system to reinforce edge support.
- Ghostbed is thicker and uses firmer, springier materials.
Watch the videos below to get a sense of how the mattresses respond to pressure. The Tomorrow Sleep video is for the Medium Firm version; expect the Medium Soft version to be softer and have more give. Ghostbed is firmer and bouncier and has less give than Tomorrow Sleep, which is softer and has more of a quicksand quality to it.
Motion Transfer Differences
The videos below show off the differences in motion isolation. Both prevent motion from transferring, but Tomorrow Sleep absorbs movement especially well.
Pick Tomorrow Sleep If:
You want a memory foam feel– Tomorrow Sleep uses memory foam and similar materials, so if you like that feel you may prefer Tomorrow Sleep to Ghostbed.
You sleep on your side– Tomorrow Sleep’s softness helps it conform to your contours, making it a great choice for side sleepers.
Pick Ghostbed If:
You sleep on your stomach or back– Ghostbed is firmer, so it will give stomach and back sleepers more of the support they need.
You want more bounce– Ghostbed’s top latex layer makes it much bouncier than Tomorrow Sleep.
Tomorrow Sleep and Ghostbed offer pretty different options. I hope this review has helped you decide which brand is a better choice for your needs. Please leave any specific questions you may have in the comments.
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.