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GhostBed Mattress Review
The GhostBed Classic is a latex and gel foam mattress from American-based company Nature’s Sleep.
- 11-inch height
- One firmness option
- Delivered in a box
- Made in USA
- 3 layers
- Perforated latex foam
- Cooling gel foam
- 6 sizes to choose from
- Free shipping
- 101-night trial
- 20-year warranty
Will GhostBed’s High Prices Scare Mattress Shoppers Away?
Ghostbed Classic is the debut mattress from online bed-in-box brand GhostBed — which is proudly based in the United States. Their mattress lineup now includes hybrid, luxury, eco-conscious, and smart-bed models.
When it comes to features, GhostBed Classic has the ingredients of a good mattress. Perforated latex and gel foam layers promise a cool sleep; the mattress is made in the USA; and a 20-year warranty offers the assurance that the mattress will last many years.
However, this mattress’s relatively high regular price ($1,395 for a queen) might keep it outside the budget of many shoppers.
If you want a premium memory foam mattress that has multiple firmness options, we recommend Novosbed ($999).
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You'll Like This Mattress If You Want...
- An all-foam mattress
- A mattress with medium firmness
- A mattress with cooling features
- A mattress that’s made in the USA
- A mattress with a long warranty (20 years)
Skip GhostBed Classic If You Want...
- A softer or firmer mattress
- A mattress with a bouncier sleep surface
- A mattress made with high-density memory foam
- A hybrid mattress (springs or micro-coils)
- A mattress with a machine-washable cover
- A mattress with a longer sleep trial
GhostBed Classic can be purchased online from the GhostBed website. Versions of GhostBed mattresses might also be available at retailers like Sam’s Club and Macy’s.
Shipping is free for all American addresses. The mattress usually ships within 24 hours and arrives within 2–5 business days.
Like other bed-in-a-box mattresses, GhostBed Classic is simple to unpack. Once unboxed, the mattress expands to 11 inches in height within a few hours. Although GhostBed customer service says the mattress corners may take 24–48 hours to fully decompress.
GhostBed Classic features a slate grey fabric sidewall, with light grey stitching in diamond patterns. The GhostBed brand logo is attached to the bottom right corner at the foot of the mattress. The top cover is entirely white, with slightly raised circles for texture. (Consider buying their mattress protector for $100 because the top cover is not machine washable.)
Sleepers who like mattresses with a moderate amount of cushioning and ‘hug’ will feel comfortable on GhostBed Classic. (For more details, see the next section for testing conducted by third-party engineers.)
When you lie down on GhostBed Classic, the aerated latex and gel foam layers work together to provide some cooling, as well as a bit of bounce to help with shifting into a different sleeping position.
The following results were determined by licensed 3rd-party engineers, commissioned by us:
To be able to accurately rate and compare the performance of the mattresses reviewed on this website, it was necessary to hire licensed 3rd-party engineers. Their independence and operating standards help to ensure the results remain unbiased, valid, and reliable. Each mattress was evaluated using the same strict methodology to protect the overall integrity of the results. The full report is linked below and has been given the official stamp of approval from a certified engineer operating under a strict ethical code of conduct.
*Be advised: Mattress testing conducted outside of this professional standard poses a greater risk of validity errors or reviewer bias.*
How Our Engineers Test Each Mattress:
|Test Scores||GhostBed Classic|
|Firmness:||5.2 / 10|
|Edge support:||6.5 / 10|
|Motion isolation:||7.2 / 10|
|Bounce:||3.1 / 10|
Feel & Firmness
The GhostBed Classic mattress has a medium level of firmness. According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), it comes in at 5.2 / 10 on the firmness spectrum.
With its moderate amount of sinkage, GhostBed Classic should feel comfortable to a wide range of body types and sleeping positions.
Keep in mind, most other online mattresses are slightly more firm than GhostBed Classic so that they are better able to accommodate the comfort preferences of individuals who weigh more than 150 lbs. These are often described as ‘medium-firm’ mattresses.
According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), GhostBed Classic’s edge support rating is 6.5 / 10. This is above average for an all-foam mattress. Innerspring and hybrid mattresses, due to the structural rigidity of a spring or pocketed coil layer, tend to have the highest edge-support ratings.
A lower edge-support rating could mean that owners will feel like they’re sinking into the foam when they are sitting on the side of the bed, making it harder to get out of bed compared to a mattress with a reinforced support layer.
Motion isolation in foam mattresses is usually very good and one of the main reasons couples make the switch from innerspring to all-foam. According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), GhostBed Classic scored 7.2 / 10 on the motion isolation scale.
This score is slightly above average for all-foam mattresses tested on this site. Owners can expect movement transfer and vibration to be well muted on GhostBed Classic.
Because foam mattresses tend to provide good motion isolation, that usually translates to a lower bounce rating compared to innerspring and hybrid mattresses. According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), GhostBed Classic’s bounce score is 3.1 / 10.
Despite its latex foam layer (which GhostBed claims to provide ‘a nice springy, feel’), this is an average rating for an all-foam mattress. This means that on GhostBed Classic, some people may need to use a bit of effort to shift themselves into a different sleeping position.
|Number of layers:||3|
|Comfort layer:||1.5" Aerated Latex Foam|
|Transition layer:||2" Cooling Gel Foam|
|Support layer:||7.5” High-Density Base|
|Cover materials:||Viscose, polyester|
GhostBed Classic is available only in one firmness option, which is a similar approach to other bed-in-box brands like Nectar, Casper, and Leesa.
GhostBed Classic Mattress Layers
GhostBed Classic contains three layers of foam and latex. Like other combination foam mattresses, the layers of GhostBed Classic work together to provide a good balance of comfort and support.
- First layer: 1.5 inches of aerated latex foam. This top layer provides immediate cushioning as you lie down. Small holes in the foam should help warm air escape the sleep surface, providing a cooler sleep. This layer also contains latex, which can feel bouncier compared to conventional foam. However, our engineer results above suggest it has an average level of bounce. Layer density: Unspecified.
- Second layer: 2 inches of cooling gel foam. This bright-blue-coloured transition foam provides an overall balance between the top and bottom layers. Since it is made of cooling gel, this layer can also help transfer heat away from the body. Layer density: Unspecified.
- Third layer: 7.5 inches of high-density base foam. This support layer helps give the mattress its structure and prevents sleepers from sinking in too far. It also provides a final layer of firmness for proper spinal alignment. Layer density: Unspecified.
Of note: Foam density information for GhostBed Classic is not publicly available.
GhostBed Classic Mattress Cover
The GhostBed Classic mattress has a white-coloured cover with raised circular stitching for added texture. The fabric is a viscose and polyester blend, which feels soft and should offer good breathability.
The top cover on GhostBed Classic is NOT machine washable and cannot be removed. To spot-clean spills or stains, GhostBed recommends scrubbing with a mild detergent and cold water only.
Company Overview GhostBed
Model Launched: 2015
BBB Rating: F; Not Accredited
Company HQ: Plantation, Florida, USA
Ownership: Nature's Sleep
Warranty: 25 years
Where to buy: Online;
Assorted retail stores
GhostBed is a mattress brand owned by parent company Nature’s Sleep — which was founded by Marc Werner in 2001. Marc was originally inspired to create a mattress after experiencing discomfort in bed following three neck surgeries.
GhostBed mattresses are sold online to customers in Canada and the United States, and are made in the country of order.
In addition to a full range of mattresses, GhostBed also sells branded bed frames, bedding, pillows, and other accessories.
Delivery, Trial, Returns GhostBed
Shipping cost: Free
Shipping time: 2–5 days
Sleep trial length: 101 nights
Return ease: Company picks up
Full refund: Yes
Additional fees: No
GhostBed uses FedEx to deliver to all parts of the U.S. In some cases, the delivery can be left outside while the customer is away from home. Shipping is free, even for customers in remote areas. GhostBed customers can expect their new mattress within 2 to 5 business days.
Like many bed-in-a-box companies, GhostBed heavily promotes its mattress sleep trial. At 101 nights, this sleep trial is average in length when compared to other online brands. The company also offers free mattress pick-up and a full refund when returned. NOTE: GhostBed has been the subject of a CBC News story regarding customers unable to return their mattress for a refund, along with other customer service issues.
It is worth noting that Mattress-Reviews.com did not complete the return process, but received this information via the FAQ section on GhostBed’s website.
|Green policies:||Mattress recycling program (depending on location)|
|Social responsibility:||Returned mattresses are donated to a charity (depending on location)|
|Box materials:||Bleached cardboard and coloured ink|
|Cover materials:||Viscose, polyester|
|Green manufacturing:||No mention on the website|
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We hire 3rd-party engineers and use public data to rate mattresses on over 25 criteria.
Where GhostBed Classic Gains Points
- Free shipping to major metro areas
- 101-night sleep trial
- 20-year warranty
- Convenient boxed delivery
- Perforated foam
- Cooling gel foam
- CertiPur-US® certified foams
- Arranged return pickup
- Full refunds
- 10,000+ verified customer reviews
Where GhostBed Classic Could Improve
- Have a more affordable price
- More than one firmness option to choose from
- Include a layer of high-density memory foam
- Have a machine-washable cover
With an overall rating of 8.4, GhostBed jumps ahead of many foam mattress competitors. That’s largely due to its cooling features, long warranty, and thousands of customer reviews.
But there are two aspects to GhostBed Classic that keep it from reaching the top of our list of Best Mattresses. First is cost: At $1,395 (for a queen), GhostBed Classic’s regular price is much higher than many competitors, many of whom come in under the $1,000 mark. Second is foam quality: This mattress does not include a layer of high-density memory foam, which in general is more durable and longer lasting than conventional foam.
For a premium memory foam mattress that ticks those boxes, we recommend Novosbed.