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GhostBed Mattresses Comparison

This is our mega GhostBed mattress review in which we discuss the Original, Luxe, Flex, and 3D Matrix models.

Last Updated: July 30, 2020

GhostBed Original
Mixed Foam The GhostBed is one of the original bed-in-a-box mattresses. It has three layers of coils and a mixed foam feel.
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GhostBed Luxe
Memory Foam GhostBed Luxe is a premium memory foam mattress that incorporates special cooling materials.
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GhostBed Flex
Mixed Foam GhostBed Flex is a hybrid mattress with a cooling cover and comfortable, accommodating firmness profile.
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GhostBed 3D Matrix
Mixed Foam GhostBed 3D Matrix is a specially designed hybrid mattress featuring a gel technology meant to help with temperature regulation.
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GhostBed is one of the original online mattress brands that had a foam bed that they shipped in a box. Now, however, the brand has expanded into selling virtually all sleep-related products, and multiple mattress models. 

The second bed they launched was called GhostBed Luxe, which was a cooling memory foam mattress designed for hot sleepers. It’s thicker, luxurious, and differentiated amongst the many memory foam beds on the market right now. 

That apparently went so well that the company decided that they needed two hybrid mattresses, which they eventually called GhostBed Flex and GhostBed 3D Matrix. The difference is that Flex ends up being a more mainstream innerspring mattress, while 3D Matrix is designed to compete directly with the Purple mattress specifically. 

We review all of the GhostBeds, in addition to the original, in this post and endeavor to explain the main benefits and drawbacks to each of them.

GhostBed Mattresses Quick Synopsis

  • With all of the GhostBed mattresses the shipping and return policies are the exact same. Shipping is free, and so are returns. 
  • All of their beds come with a risk-free 101-night trial period and a 20-year or 25-year warranty. 
  • GhostBed ships all of their mattresses in a box, and they get to your house within about five days of placing your order. 
  • All GhostBed mattresses come in one firmness level. GB Original, Flex, and 3D Matrix are all around a 4-6 on our firmness scale (about a medium), while GhostBed Luxe is closer to a 6-8, which you might call a medium-firm.
  • The original GhostBed is 11” thick with three layers of foam.
  • GhostBed Luxe is a thicker gel memory foam mattress with plenty of interesting cooling technologies. 
  • GhostBed Flex is a 13” hybrid mattress that sells for a reasonable price. Also comes with a cooling cover. 
  • GhostBed 3D Matrix is their newest mattress with a hybrid design and a new gel-type comfort layer meant to rival the Purple mattress. 
  • In general, the foam beds are best for people that weigh under 230 lbs, while their coil beds can accommodate most body types. 
  • GhostBed Luxe, Flex, and 3D Matrix all have cooling covers to help keep you at a comfortable sleeping temperature. 
  • According to the GB website, all of their mattresses are made in the United States. 

GhostBed Mattress Review

The Original GhostBed Mattress Overview

When the online mattress space was in its infancy, Nature’s Sleep spun off the brand GhostBed. Their first product was a direct competitor to Leesa and Casper, and was a foam mattress with an accommodating feel and firmness. The bed measures in at about 11” thick and has three separate layers of foam. Here’s a look at the original bed. 

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At a high level, GhostBed is intended to be a great bed for people that aren’t super picky. If you’re in search of a comfy foam bed, GhostBed is designed to fit that bill. It’s not meant to handle especially heavyweight sleepers, but it should work just fine for the majority of people that weigh under about 230 lbs. 

Inside The Original GhostBed Mattress

As we mentioned, this bed is 11” thick and made entirely of foam. Let’s go through each element of the mattress.  

  • Support — A single layer of dense polyurethane foam 
  • Comfort 1 — A 2” layer of memory foam
  • Comfort 2 — This layer is 1.5” of synthetic latex foam 
  • Cover — Made with a blend of viscose and polyester
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Original GhostBed Mattress.

The main support system for the bed is 7.5” of dense polyurethane foam. If you’ve done any research on these online mattresses, you’ll notice that all of the foam beds start with a “support foam,” otherwise known as “polyurethane foam” or “poly foam.” They include this layer so that the bed offers plenty of support. In a perfect world, however, you should not feel the support core at all as you lay on the mattress. 

The next layer is something we call a transition layer, and is comprised of 2” of gel memory foam. It actually serves dual purposes in that it prevents you from feeling the support core and offers you pressure relief. 

The top layer is intended to add comfort and bounce. It’s made of 1.5” of synthetic latex. It’s soft and airy, but also really responsive. They’ve even added aeration holes to help circulate airflow. 

All the foams in this mattress are CertiPUR-US certified, meaning they are free from many dangerous chemicals and metals. 

The cover is all-white and has little dimples that feel very soothing. All in all, the cover is really nice and comfortable, but we did notice that it picks up spots and stains somewhat quickly, so you might want to check out the GhostProtector to help keep your mattress clean. 

Price Of The GhostBed Mattress

Most online mattresses will run you between $800 and $1,200 for a queen size. GhostBed is in that same range. Last we checked, the queen size mattress is essentially $1,000, but with a discount you can get it closer to $800-900. Below is a look at a pricing table. 

SIZE PRICE (MSRP)
Twin $545
Queen $1,095
Twin XL $745
Full $995
King $1,250
Cal King $1,275

As far as the promotions we’ve seen in the past, $100 off is typical, but they will often also bundle in sheets, pillows, or some other sleep accessory. 

You can check GhostBed.com for current deals and bundles, if they’re offering any. Our hunch is that you’ll save $100, if not more on the GhostBed mattress. 

Firmness Rating For The GhostBed Original Mattress

If you were going to build a foam mattress to compete with the likes of Tuft and Needle and Casper, what firmness level would make most sense? Would you want to make it really soft or really firm? Of course not! You’d make a bed that’s a medium in the 4-6 range, and that’s exactly what GhostBed is. 

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Now, because we are all different, we show firmness on a spectrum. Some of you might end up considering GhostBed to be firmer than average, while heavier folks will call it softer. That’s because firmness is a somewhat fluid metric in the sense that the heavier you are, the softer a bed will appear. 

Sleeping Positions For GhostBed

As we’ve said, GhostBed is designed to work for a variety of sleepers, which is why it sits at about a 4-6 on our firmness scale. 

  • Side Sleepers — Should be just fine on the Original GhostBed, so long as you are not expecting a truly soft mattress. 
  • Back Sleepers — Also should be fine with GhostBed. It has the latex foam on top, which provides a little more pushback than you’ll get with most comfort layers. 
  • Stomach Sleepers — Should be equally good for stomach sleepers as it is for back sleepers. Just remember that this is not an ultra firm mattress. 
  • Combo Sleepers — You shouldn’t experience any of that “stuck” feeling with GhostBed, as it’s one of the more responsive foam beds out there. Switching between sleeping positions doesn’t take much effort at all. 

Approved Body Types

Even though GhostBed measures about 11” thick, it’s still made primarily for average and petite individuals. Typically, heavy people will want a bed with coils.  

  • Lightweight — People that weigh under ~130 lbs. GhostBed should work just fine for you. You will feel more of the latex foam, and the bed will appear firmer to you. 
  • Average Build — Anyone that’s between about 130 lbs to 230 lbs should also be fine with the Original GhostBed mattress. If you’re in this weight class, you should sink in and feel more of the memory foam. 
  • Heavyweight — If you weigh around 230 lbs, or more, you should consider one of the other GhostBed mattresses that have coils. 

GhostBed Original Mattress Review Verdict

It’s hard to dislike this mattress. It’s meant to be the type of bed that everyone agrees on. It just feels like a big, thick, piece of foam. You won’t be able to tell that it has latex foam or memory foam. It should just feel like a comfy soft foam bed. Perhaps the biggest strength of the GhostBed mattress is derived from the fact that it doesn’t take a lot of risks. It’s priced affordably, and has a simple construction that doesn’t alienate many people. 

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GhostBed Luxe Mattress Review

Overview Of GhostBed Luxe

While the Original GhostBed mattress is targeting virtually everyone, GhostBed Luxe is specifically made for hot sleepers that want a cooling memory foam mattress. It has a dense memory foam feel and plenty of interesting cooling features. 

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GhostBed Luxe is designed to compete with high end TempurPedic mattresses, but at a more approachable price point. Speaking of price, let’s take a look at that. 

What Does GhostBed Luxe Cost?

Given that GhostBed Luxe was created to be a more premium mattress, it carries a slightly more premium price tag. As of the posting of this review, the mattress has an MSRP for the queen size of about $1,600. 

SIZE PRICE (MSRP)
Twin $1,245
Queen $1,745
Twin XL $1,450
Full $1,570
King $2,045
Cal King $2,085

Luckily, with GhostBed you almost never pay full retail—or “keystone” as we say in the biz. We often see discounts in the $150-$250 off range for GhostBed Luxe, not including bundles. You can check here on GhostBed.com for their current offers. 

You can also visit our mattress sales page to see what sorts of promotions GhostBed, and other brands, are offering today. We try to update that on a daily basis so you can find the best deal. 

Inside The GhostBed Luxe Mattress

Despite being a luxury mattress, GB Luxe has an all-foam construction. It measures in at 13” thick in total, meaning it’s one of the thicker foam beds online.  

  • Support Layer — 7.5” of polyurethane foam. 
  • Transition Layer — Named “Ghost Bounce” because it added a little extra responsiveness. 
  • Comfort Layer — 2” of Gel memory foam provides the bulk of the comfort for GB Luxe. 
  • Cooling Sheet — Named “Ghost Ice,” this layer is a phase-change material to help cool you down. 
  • Cover — This is a quilted cover that incorporates 1” of gel memory foam and a “Ghost Ice” fabric. 
ghostbed luxe review construction of the bed
Construction of GhostBed 

The side view above should give you a good idea of the layers within the mattress. You can see that, like the Original GhostBed mattress, GB Luxe has a 7.5” dense poly foam base layer. Nothing too special here. 

On top of the base layer is a transition layer called “Ghost Bounce,” which is a fancy name for a foam that does two things. First, it helps to soften the mattress. And second, it helps to make the bed a little more responsive overall. This layer is 2” thick. 

The main comfort layers for the bed are made of gel memory foam. The first layer is 2” thick and the second layer is actually quilted into the cover. This layer is about 1” thick in total. Between these two layers, however, there is a laminated cooling sheet that is basically lathered—for lack of a better term—on top of the 2” of gel memory foam. This cooling sheet is meant to help cool you down as you sleep. It’s similar to what you’ll see inside the Loom and Leaf mattress. 

Inside the cover there is about 1” of gel memory foam (as previously mentioned) and about ½” of a cooling fiber layer. But that’s not it. The top portion of the cover utilizes a cooling textile that makes it cool to the touch. 

ghostbed luxe mattress review cover

You might be able to notice in the pictures of the cover, but it’s quilted—it has little mounds, a bit like the cover on the Saatva mattress. We envision that most consumers will be fine with the peaks and valleys, but certain sensitive sleepers might not like it. Just wanted to note that. We doubt it will be an issue. 

All in all, if you feel the mattress you will get a lot of confidence out of its cooling technologies. It truly is one of the coolest sleeping memory foam mattresses online at the moment. GhostBed says that it’s the coolest mattress in the world. We can’t go that far, but we can indeed confirm that it’s a cooling mattress.

Our Firmness Estimate For GhostBed Luxe

Of all the beds that GhostBed offers, the Luxe is the firmest—though it’s not actually all that firm. We’d call it somewhere from a 6-8, making it about a medium-firm. 

ghostbed luxe mattress

We give a range for the firmness because we expect that someone weighing 230 lbs will say GhostBed Luxe is about a 6 (otherwise known as slightly firmer than a true medium) and someone weighing 115 lbs will consider it more like an 8 (i.e. really firm). 

For the record, GB Luxe is intended to be firmer because firm mattresses usually sleep a little cooler than soft mattresses. This is typically true regardless of the material makeup of the mattress. The short story is that with a firm bed you sink in less and fewer of the materials touch your body. This can help you to sleep cooler. 

What Does GB Luxe Feel Like?

I hope you like memory foam because GB Luxe has plenty of it—about 3” on the top of the mattress, to be more specific. It has a dense, firmer memory foam feel. 

We expect that you’ll find it comfortable, so long as you’re a fan of memory foam and you want a firmer profile to the bed. It will offer tension relief and you will sink in, but not as much as with a bed such as Brentwood Oceano, for example. 

Sleeping Positions For GhostBed Luxe

While it is true that GB Luxe is a firmer mattress, it’s still able to accommodate various sleeping styles. That said, for most people of average build, it’s best for stomach or back sleeping. 

  • Side Sleepers — You might be able to get by sleeping on your side, but we expect that only heavier folks will be comfortable spending most of their time on their side on GB Luxe. We’d give this bed a mild “pass” for side sleepers generally. 
  • Back Sleepers — This is where GB Luxe really shines. It’s a nice back sleeping mattress for most people out there. 
  • Stomach Sleepers — We expect that many stomach sleepers will like the firmness profile of this bed. The medium-firm range is typically suitable for stomach sleepers. 
  • Combo Sleepers — The firmness profile may allow for sleeping in multiple positions, but remember that the bed doesn’t respond all that quickly, so you will get a little resistance when you go to rotate between those positions.  

We have to caveat all of this by saying that firmness is subjective and there’s an exception to every rule. At a high level, we anticipate that most stomach and back sleepers will like the firmness of GB Luxe. It will then just come down to feel and whether or not you like the cooling features of the bed. 

Is GhostBed Luxe A Good Bed For All Body Types?

While this is a thicker foam bed (13”), we still are a bit hesitant to recommend it to people that weigh over 230 lbs. Sure, we’d rather heavy folks sleep on GB Luxe than the Original mattress, but it’s still not perfectly ideal. If you do weigh around 230 lbs, or more, make sure to checkout our list of the best mattresses for heavy people. 

If you weigh under about 230 lbs, our expectations are that you’ll be just fine with GB Luxe. In fact, we consider it best for petite and medium size individuals. 

Review Verdict For GhostBed Luxe

As much as we like this mattress, it takes a specific consumer to want GhostBed Luxe. First off, you have to be a warm or hot sleeper, and you must like memory foam. Even more, you have to have a budget of $1,000-2,000. And last off, you have to sleep mostly on your stomach or back given that it’s a firmer mattress. If you’re good with all of that, well then, GB Luxe may well be your next mattress. 

See more details about the GhostBed Luxe Mattress.

GhostBed Flex Mattress Review

Quick Overview Of GhostBed Flex

You can think of GhostBed Flex as the brother to the Luxe. It has a similar construction, excluding the support system. Rather than use dense poly foam, the Flex has pocketed coils. 

ghostbed flex mattress review

The Flex is the first hybrid mattress from GhostBed. It’s going to feel almost like a fusion between the regular GhostBed mattress and the Luxe in that it has a soft foam feel but also has some of the cooling technologies from the Luxe.  

What Is The Price Of GhostBed Flex?

The Flex retails for less than you’d expect, especially when you account for the fact that it’s a hybrid mattress with cooling textiles. For the queen size, the retail price is about $1,500, which is the same price as WinkBed, Saatva, and others. Here’s a look at the prices for each size with GB Flex:

SIZE PRICE (MSRP)
Twin $1,145
Queen $1,645
Twin XL $1,350
Full $1,475
King $1,945
Cal King $1,985

As we’ve noted with the other two GhostBed mattresses, retail price is not what you’ll pay in all likelihood. We are expecting that you’ll have an out-the-door price, excluding taxes, of around $1,300 for the queen size Flex. 

You can see their current discounts on GhostBed.com, but we would not be surprised if you saw a $200 off promotion.

Hybrid Design Of The GhostBed Flex Mattress

GhostBed Flex is a memory foam hybrid with cooling fibers in its cover. Let’s go over each one of the layers in this mattress. 

  • Bottom — Dense poly foam that’s about 1” thick. 
  • Main Support — 8.5” pocketed coils. 
  • Transition — 1” of a neutral foam. 
  • Comfort — 2” of gel memory foam. 
  • Cover — 1” thick in total and includes cooling fibers.

Even though the bed starts with 1” of dense poly foam, the main support framework is the layer of pocketed coils. We usually see beds with about 6” pocketed coils, but GhostBed Flex takes it to the next level with 8.5” coils. 

But how are pocketed coils different from innersprings? The quick story is that they tend to provide a similar level of support, but since the pocketed coils are individually siloed, they can help to dampen motion. Think of pocketed coils as generation two of innersprings. 

On top of the coils is a transition layer of neutral foam so that you can’t feel the coils. The main comfort foams are gel memory foam—in total, you have 2” of it. 

Like the Luxe, the Flex also has a quilted cover with cooling textiles and the Ghost Ice fabric. It also has the little mounds in the cover, though, they are not as pronounced. You still get a cover that’s cool to the touch. 

How Firm Is The Flex?

Our team has tested Flex over and over again and we keep coming back to the 4-6 firmness range for the mattress. We wouldn’t be at all surprised, however, if you thought the Flex was a 6/10 on the firmness scale or a 4/10. In general, though, it’s a medium in terms of firmness. 

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If you take a look inside the mattress, it doesn’t look like it has many comfort layers, but if you add them up, you’re getting about 4” of cushioning. It’s definitely not as firm as it appears when you first look inside the bed.  

What Will It Feel Like?

We were surprised to see that the bed has memory foam and yet does not immediately feel like a memory foam mattress. It actually feels more like a mattress with classic/soft foam than one with memory foam. 

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Soft, neutral-foam feel with a hint of memory foam

Additionally, you can absolutely tell that this is a hybrid mattress. You experience plenty of “push back” from the coils, leaving you feeling well supported. Not only that, but it is cool to the touch, a bit like the Luxe. 

Sleeping Positions And Body Types

This is one of those beds that is accommodating for most sleeping positions, and sort of sits on the fence in terms of firmness. It doesn’t want to be overly soft or firm, and it’s not intended to serve, as an example, strict stomach sleepers that want an ultra firm mattress. That said, we think there’s strength in its ability to work for a wide range of sleepers. 

  • Side Sleepers — We think you’ll be just fine with the Flex, but remember that it’s not a “plush” mattress. 
  • Back & Stomach — Flex should be accommodating here as well. It’s not truly firm, but it does provide a lot of support. If you want a rock hard mattress, though, look elsewhere. 
  • Combo Sleepers —  Despite having memory foam, you won’t get much resistance when you go to rotate sleeping positions. Combination sleepers should be plenty happy with the GhostBed Flex mattress.

GhostBed Flex Review Verdict

It’s hard to poke holes in GhostBed Flex. The price point is reasonable. The construction is sound. It’s a supportive and comfortable mattress. And it’s able to work for a whole host of sleepers. It really comes down to what you are looking for in a new mattress. If on your wish list you had a hybrid mattress with a neutral feel and medium firmness, GhostBed is worth trying out. 

See more details about the GhostBed Flex Mattress.

GhostBed 3D Matrix Mattress Review

About The 3D Matrix Mattress

In response to the popularity of the Purple mattresses, GhostBed launched 3D Matrix. It’s supposed to be a direct competitor, though, it’s not really using technology that’s all that similar. Even so, we do find it to be a unique-feeling, comfortable mattress. 

At its core, 3D Matrix is the Flex mattress, but with a special “3D Matrix Polymer” layer just under the cover. This layer is designed to help keep you at a comfortable sleeping temperature and prevent you from sinking too far into the mattress.  

Pricing For GhostBed 3D Matrix mattress

Given the uniqueness of the 3D Matrix mattress, it commands a premium price. As of now, the bed retails for about $2,500 for the queen size. 

SIZE PRICE (MSRP)
Queen $2,495
Twin XL $1,750
King $2,995
Cal King $2,995

This might sound like a broken record at this point, but we highly doubt you’ll pay the full price for the 3D Matrix mattress. In all likelihood, you’ll probably pay $2,300 for the queen size bed. You can check GhostBed’s website for their discounts today. 

Design Of GhostBed 3D Matrix

As we’ve said, the inside of 3D Matrix looks a lot like the inside of the Flex mattress. Here’s an overview of the materials:

  • Base — 1” support foam
  • Support — 8.5” pocketed coils
  • Transition — 1” neutral foam transition layer
  • Comfort — 2” of Ghost Bounce and 2” of gel memory foam
  • Topper — 3D Matrix gel polymer
  • Cover — Cooling cover made with Ghost Ice fabric

By now you should recognize most of the “guts” of the 3D Matrix mattress. Therefore, instead of discussing each of the layers, let’s stay focused on the 3D Matrix Polymer. As you can see in the image below, it doesn’t look like much. To be honest, it kind of reminds us of honey.

The material is sort of goopy and sticky, but you can’t feel it when you’re laying on the mattress. The only time you can feel what it’s really like is when you open up the mattress, which you should not do. It’s not exactly what we expected when we heard the term “3D Matrix Polymer,” but we think the mattress as a whole is really comfortable. 

Firmness And Feel of GhostBed 3D Matrix Bed

This might sound familiar, but we’re calling the 3D Matrix a 4-6 on our soft/firm scale. It’s a medium, just like the Flex, though it could be a tinge softer. 

In terms of what the 3D Matrix “feels” like, you’d expect that it has a memory foam feel. It has a little memory foam mixed in, but it feels more like a classic/soft foam mattress than anything. 

You can’t feel the 3D Matrix Polymer, but you do feel as though the temperature will always remain neutral on the bed. There’s definitely something that feels special about it, even if you can’t place your finger on it. We think it’s a highly comfortable mattress. 

Sleeping Positions for GB 3D Matrix Mattress

The 3D Matrix is an accommodating mattress, there’s no denying that. We envision most people finding it comfortable, regardless of their preferred sleeping position. 

  • Side Sleepers — We actually think side sleepers will like this mattress the most. It offers a great deal of tension relief. 
  • Stomach & Back —  Should be good as well. The bed has cushioning, but you still do end up remaining more on top of it, versus in it.
  • Combo Sleepers —  It doesn’t take much to rotate sleeping positions on this bed. We think you can get comfortable in basically any position. 

Given the 8.5” coils, we also believe that people of most body types should be fine with the 3D Matrix. It doesn’t matter whether you’re petite, average size, or heavyset, 3D Matrix should be amply supportive. That said, if you’re 300 lbs or over, there are other beds that are made specifically to handle a person of your stature. 

Final Thoughts On GhostBed 3D Matrix

We do like this bed, and—ignoring the price tag—we think it’s a compelling product for a lot of people. It’s comfortable. It feels highly accommodating. And there’s something special about the 3D Matrix material even if it looks a little underwhelming. GhostBed makes all sorts of bold claims about this mattress, none of which we can substantiate, but we do really like it. 

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GhostBed Luxe vs Regular – Mattress Comparison

In this section we want to quickly compare the Luxe and regular GhostBed mattresses. The story is fairly easy to tell, so let’s get started.

Design

Both are foam mattresses, but the Luxe is 13” thick and the regular bed is 11” thick. The biggest difference in terms of design, however, is that the Luxe has more memory foam and cooling materials. The regular GhostBed mattress is built to be a comfy foam bed, and it doesn’t include many bells and whistles. 

Feel

The regular GhostBed mattress feels like a mixed foam bed in that it has three different types of foam. What we mean by that is that you can’t really “place” the foams it uses. It just feels like a comfy foam mattress. 

The Luxe, on the other hand, very apparently uses memory foam and has a dense memory foam feel. It also has several cooling materials, which ensure when you lay on the mattress you start to feel a little cooler. 

Firmness And Sleepers

We consider the original bed to be around a 4-6 on our firmness scale (aka a medium) and the Luxe to be a 6-8 (medium-firm). If you lay on one and then the other, you’ll agree that the Luxe is a good deal firmer. 

Therefore, between the two, we’d recommend side sleepers try the Original bed first. Back and stomach sleepers, however, will probably like them both, but if you want the firmer bed, check out the Luxe.

Price

There’s a sizable price difference between GhostBed Luxe and the regular mattress. The Original bed sells for closer to $1,000 for the queen and the Luxe is around $1,600. That’s pre-discount pricing for the record. 

Verdict: GhostBed Luxe vs Regular Mattress

Go with the Luxe if you want a firmer, cooling mattress with a memory foam feel. Go with the Original mattress if you’re simply in the market for a nice foam mattress. 

GhostBed Luxe vs Flex Mattress

At a high level, the Flex is the coil version of the Luxe. It’s not quite that simple, but that’s a quick way to think of them. 

Design

There are subtle differences between these two beds, but they both have memory foam and cooling materials. The chief difference in terms of design is the support base. The Luxe uses dense foam and GhostBed Flex has pocketed coils. 

Firmness/Feel

There’s a noticeable difference in firmness and feel between these two beds, despite their similarities in design. 

The Luxe has a dense memory foam feel at registers at about a 6-8 on our firmness spectrum. Therefore, it’s about a medium-firm for most consumers. 

The Flex might have memory foam, but it has more of a “neutral” feel, meaning you wouldn’t right away say that it has memory foam. It also is about in the middle in terms of firmness. Our team rates it about a 4-6, meaning it’s a similar firmness level to the regular GhostBed mattress. 

Price

There’s a slight difference in price between these two mattresses with the Flex being about $100 or so more affordable. You can check the current prices on GhostBed.com. 

Verdict: GhostBed Flex vs Luxe Mattress

You should get the Flex if you want a hybrid mattress with an accommodating feel and cooling cover. You should get the Luxe if you prefer a dense memory foam feel, and you still want cooling technologies. 

GhostBed Flex vs Regular Mattress

In this section we will discuss why you’d buy the Flex over the regular mattress, and vice versa. Spoiler: it all comes down to construction and price. 

Construction

The beds don’t share all that much in common in terms of materials, but they do end up feeling somewhat similar. The big difference is that the Flex adds the support coils, making it more ideal for heavy people. The Flex also has a cooling cover, while the Original mattress does not. 

Firmness And Firmness

We consider both of them to be a medium firmness, which would be about a 4 to a 6 on our scale. That means both of them can accommodate a variety of sleeping positions. 

Price

The regular GhostBed mattress will end up costing you around $1,000 for the queen, while the Flex is in the $1,500 zone before discounts. 

Verdict: GhostBed Flex vs Regular Mattress

This comparison boils down to your budget and material preferences. You might want to get the regular GhostBed mattress if you are simply in search of a foam bed that will be comfortable. You might want to upgrade to the Flex if you’re thinking you want the extra features and the added support from the coils. 

Policies When You Buy A GhostBed Mattress

Regardless of which GhostBed mattress you purchase, you get the following set of policies:

Shipping

All the GhostBed mattresses come with free shipping, and all of them are bed-in-a-box mattresses. Typically, you will receive the bed within about five business days of placing your order. The unboxing and setup process takes about two people and fifteen minutes.

Trial Period

Once your new GhostBed mattress shows up at your house you have 101 nights to try it out. You are encouraged to use it as your normal mattress during this time. 

Returns

During the first 101 nights, if you don’t like the mattress you can return it for a full refund. GhostBed will even send someone to your house to take away the bed for you. 

Review team

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    Jeff Rizzo

    Combo Sleeper

  • Matt Ross

    Back Sleeper

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    McKenzie Dillon

    Combo Sleeper

  • Owen Headshot
    Owen Poole

    Side Sleeper

FAQs

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GB sent us all the GhostBed mattresses so that we could test them and ultimately publish reviews. We do not accept money in exchange for good or bad reviews. Our team, and our team alone, tested these beds and compiled this review.

How can I get in contact with GhostBed?

You can chat with GhostBed customer service in many ways. Perhaps the easiest method is live chat on their website, but you can also call customer service at 1-855-855-4499 and email them at sleep@ghostbed.com.

Are GhostBed products sold in stores?

To our knowledge, all GhostBed products are available exclusively online.

What other bedding products does GhostBed sell?

Beyond their mattresses, GhostBed also sells a shredded memory foam pillow, faux down pillow, the original GhostPillow, an adjustable bed frame, mattress foundation, sheet set, and mattress protector.

Can you tell me more about GhostBed, the company?

GhostBed is owned by Nature’s Sleep, a mattress company that was founded by Marc Werner. You might recognize that name because Marc is part of the Werner family that owned the Werner Ladder Company—perhaps the largest ladder brand in the world.