• SHIPPING: Free
  • TRIAL: 101 nights
  • COST: $595-$3,500
  • SIZE: Vary depending on the model
  • WARRANTY: 20 (GB Original) and 25 years (other options)
  • MATERIAL: Poly foams, latex, gel-infused memory foam, responsive foam, proprietary gel polymer, cooling fabric, pocketed coils

Trusted 2021 GhostBed Reviews: Who Is Its Mattress Best For?

  • SHIPPING: Free
  • TRIAL: 101 nights
  • COST: $595-$3,500
  • SIZE: Vary depending on the model
  • WARRANTY: 20 (GB Original) and 25 years (other options)
  • MATERIAL: Poly foams, latex, gel-infused memory foam, responsive foam, proprietary gel polymer, cooling fabric, pocketed coils

Best For

Those Who Are Looking for Neck and Back Support

STRENGTHS

  • Cooling covers, except for GB Original
  • Plenty of cooling technologies in GB Luxe
  • Spirited Edge™ mattress support in GB FLex
  • Great for side and combo sleepers
  • 101-nights trial period
  • 20 and 25 years of warranty
  • Free shipping and returns

WEAKNESSES

  • Unsuitable for 230+ lbs sleepers
  • Return policy void when the mattress is bought through third-party sellers
  • Firmer than the specified degree, according to some GhostBed reviews

Marc L. Werner turned to mattress manufacturing in 2001 and hit the jackpot. GhostBed reviews recount his need for a superbly comfortable mattress with exceptional neck and back support due to his three neck surgeries. Therefore, in 2015 he created the first GhostBed mattress, sold on GhostBed.com and a few other online stores. Rather than having to browse various GhostBed mattress reviews, read on to find out about the most important mattress details and related services offered by the GhostBed company.

GhostBed Mattress Details

GhostBed mattresses come in four different options such as the GhostBed, the GhostBed Luxe, the GhostBed Flex, and the GhostBed 3D Matrix. The former two versions are all-foam mattresses whilst the latter are hybrid ones that include a pocketed coil support layer system.

Materials

GhostBed mattresses are made with the purest materials and are CertiPUR-US certified. GhostBed customer reviews praise the company’s innovative patented proprietary soy-based gel polymer in their 3D Matrix mattress. They use quality foam and latex as well as innerspring coils in the GhostBed Flat and 3D Matrix. The Ghost Ice Fabric and the Ghost Ice layer in the Luxe version add to its amazing cooling properties.

Mattress Layers

GhostBed mattress reviews maintain that GhostBed mattresses achieve a perfect balance between firmness and softness. The original GhostBed mattress consists of a polyester zipped mattress cover, aerated latex foam layer, gel foam, and support poly foams while the improved GhostBed Luxe has the same layers, two of which are gel-infused memory foam and two are cooling layers. Its cover is a plush tuft made of the Ghost Ice fabric supported by an additional layer of cooling fiber and a Ghost Ice layer of phase-change material.

GhostBed hybrid mattresses are very popular in the GhostBed reviews written in 2020 owing to their unique material and cooling properties. The GhostBed Flex includes a cooling ticking, a cooling fiber layer, gel memory foam, a Ghost Bounce transitional foam layer, Ghost Flex innerspring coil unit with Spirited Edge™ support design, and high-density foam. The GhostBed 3D Matrix is constituted in the same way but enriched with a 3D Matrix Polymer layer, which is a three-dimensional gel polymer.

Firmness

GhostBed mattresses rank differently on the mattress firmness scale ranging from 4.5 to 7.5 depending on the mattress option. According to some GhostBed reviews, it is a firm mattress that is firm enough to support your spine and yet soft enough to relieve pressure. The GB Luxe and the 3D Matrix options may be too firm for stomach sleepers, while the other mattresses accommodate all types of sleepers.

Comfort

Comfort and support are accomplished through up to 7 layers that give you a plush feeling and strong enough support for your spine. Due to GhostBed’s high quality and high-density foam core, customers claim in many GhostBed Google reviews that these mattresses enable them to wake up pain-free. Still, some lightweight sleepers have not experienced the “no-pressure” feel.

Motion isolation

GhostBed’s motion isolation is not entirely perfect and you can detect disturbance across the mattress. However, the foam and the pocketed coils partially dampen and dissipate motion throughout the structure, unlike the innerspring coils, as many GhostBed Flex reviews claim, making it suitable for couples. At large, the responses in this respect are mixed.

Edge support

Some compression is felt through the soft comfort layers of the GhostBed mattress but the side support is excellent. GhostBed reviews on the support level suggest that there is even pressure distribution but the edge support could be reinforced with a coil-on-coil system in the hybrid mattress options.

Temperature regulation

Unlike most memory foam mattresses, GhostBed is made to never retain body heat. The three-dimensional gel technology layer in GB 3D Matrix absorbs excess body heat and diffuses it. Still, GhostBed Luxe reviews praise GhostBed Luxe’s Japanese invented Ghost Ice fabric and its Ghost Ice layer below which the gel-infused foams further facilitate cooling.

Washable cover

The GhostBed mattress cover is removable and can be machine-washed but dozens of GhostBed reviews say that it is inconvenient and hard to clean. What you may do in order to maintain hygiene and fight staining is use a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment, enzyme cleaner or baking soda, and cleaning cloths. Use no water to prevent mildew growth.

GhostBed Pricing & Discounts

GhostBed company reviews categorize the mattresses as reasonably priced ones, but it is glaringly obvious that the sophisticated mattress options come at significantly higher prices than most mattresses. This year’s Black Friday unlocked exclusive sales of up to 33% off on all products with two free luxury pillows per GhostBed mattress. The table below shows the sizes and regular mattress pricing.

Size Length & Width GhostBed Original (11”) GhostBed Flex (11”) GhostBed Luxe (13”) GhostBed 3D Matrix (12”)
Twin 39” x 75” $595 $1,245 $1,345 N/A
Twin XL 38” x 80” $845 $1,495 $1,595 $1,750
Full 54” x 75” $1,045 $1,574 $1,670 N/A
Queen 60” x 80” $1,145 $1,745 $1,845 $2,595
King 76” x 80” $1,295 $2,045 $2,145 $2,995
California King 72” x 84” $1,325 $2,085 $2,185 $3,095
Split King 76” x 80” $1,690 $2,990 $3,190 $3,500

Shipping & Return Policies

GhostBed honest mattress reviews verify the fast mattress delivery with an estimated arrival within 3-5 business days. The shipping is free in all continental states, excluding Hawaii and Alaska. The white glove delivery fee is $199, which is a flat rate for your entire purchase. If you are based in Canada, visit the GhostBed Canada website. The company offers a 101-night sleep trial and a 25-year warranty (20-year warranty for the Original GhostBed mattress).

Customer Service

GhostBed’s Customer Service Team can be contacted via phone or email. Many GhostBed BBB reviews express absolute dissatisfaction with the customer service claiming that it is either poor or unresponsive, going all the way to deleting comments or turning off commenting on social media rather than responding and trying to settle the issue.

Pros Cons
Cooling covers, except for GB Original Unsuitable for 230+ lbs sleepers
Plenty of cooling technologies in GB Luxe Return policy void when the mattress is bought through third-party sellers
Spirited Edge™ mattress support in GB FLex Firmer than the specified degree, according to some GhostBed reviews
Great for side and combo sleepers
101-nights trial period
20 and 25 years of warranty
Free shipping and returns

GhostBed Mattress Reviews and Testimonials

The company has an “F” rating on BBB and there are several complaints about its customer service. On the other hand, not everything about the mattress is as bad as it looks, as mixed opinion reviews are widespread. For example, GhostBed Luxe customer reviews on Reddit say that the mattress’s cooling technology is a failure and the naturally breathable materials are ineffective, while the GhostBed Flex customers are generally happy with the product and report no excessive squeaking of the mattress over time.

GhostBed King reviews heartily recommend the King size mattress and reassure that there is no potential sagging and lumpiness despite the size. The mattress conforms to the body without sinking providing optimum body support and proper spinal alignment. Concerning other products, GhostBed adjustable base reviews on Yelp highly recommend the bed base as it is fairly priced and feature-packed.

Alternatives

GhostBed has quite different options that are on par with many competing mattresses. Read more about a few of GhostBed’s most prominent competitors.

GhostBed vs Tempur-Pedic

Both companies offer foam and hybrid mattresses and have memory foam in the comfort layer. The Tempur-Pedic mattress has memory foam even in its cover, unlike the GhostBed’s latex cover.

GhostBed vs Casper

The GhostBed mattress is firmer than the Casper mattress, which has a zoned construction. They have a different sleep material in their comfort layers but both feature memory foam and have similar base layers.

GhostBed vs Purple

The GhostBed mattress is a firmer mattress that provides equal weight distribution, whereas the Purple mattress lends more pressure relief and changes firmness depending on the pressure applied thanks to its unique Comfort Grid.

Wrap-Up

GhostBed reviews maintain that GhostBed mattresses are made from the purest hypoallergenic CertiPUR-US certified materials. Each mattress caters to different types of sleeping positions. GhostBed cooling reviews stress the state-of-the-art cooling properties of the Ghost Ice fabric within the mattress core. Since the comfort and construction of GhostBed mattresses is backed by science, you can be sure that you will sleep well on all sides.

FAQ

Is GhostBed a good mattress?

The GhostBed all-foam versions provide plushness, coolness, and bounce with moderate responsiveness to body movements. The hybrid versions fuse the springy support of individually wrapped coils with the plush comfort and bounce of gel memory foam. All versions have comfy upholstery layers. What is more, the 3D Matrix option adjusts to different body shapes and temperatures at the same time. All in all, they all belong to the “good quality tier”.

Is GhostBed good for side sleepers?

GhostBed mattresses are a little too firm for long-term sleeping on your side. The GB Original and Flex mattresses are viable options for side sleepers so long as they are not looking for a truly soft mattress. The 3D Matrix is thought to work for all sleeping positions. Consider switching to GB Luxe if you are a plus-size sleeper.

Is GhostBed toxic?

The synthetic rubber latex in the top comfort layer is made from oil byproducts and it may not be the safest material to sleep on although the latex core is washed thoroughly. There is a risk of synthetics allergy but it has not been reported by customers so far. All mattress materials used are CertiPUR-US approved and made without ozone depleters, formaldehyde, or heavy metals.

How long do GhostBed mattresses last?

GhostBed guarantees long-term stability and durability within 20 years for the GhostBed Original mattress and 25 years for the rest of the mattress collection. According to some GhostBed reviews, the average GhostBed mattress replacement cycle is 12 years. For the first 10 years, GhostBed covers replacements but if you want a replacement during the next 10 years they charge a handling and transportation fee or replace it at a prorated charge plus transportation costs. Flipping the mattress is unnecessary, but rotation is highly recommended every once in a while to avoid deterioration.

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