If you want a cooling, affordable bed in a box mattress, the original GhostBed is worth a look. Ghostbed Hybrid 12 Medium Mattress Review
As we’ll talk about in this review, the GhostBed is a latex mattress that is supportive and affordable.
Is it a good fit for your sleeping position, budget, and body type?
Is the Ghostbed mattress right for you? Continue reading to find out!
GhostBed Mattress Review: General Overview
Ghostbed has quickly became one of the most known names in the mattress space.
But it all started with their original Ghostbed model.
It contains gel memory foam, as well as synthetic latex and other components to keep it cool.
The mattress is high-quality, affordable, and is going to work best for certain sleepers:
Who Might Like the GhostBed?
- Those who want a cooling mattress
- Those who sleep on their backs
- Stomach sleepers
- Those looking a firm mattress
- Those looking an affordable latex mattress
Who Might Not Like the GhostBed?
- Those who want a soft mattress
- Side sleepers
- Those who prefer something slower-moving
GhostBed Mattress Firmness and Feel
When we review a mattress, we usually look at its firmness and feel first.
This gives us a good initial idea of who the mattress will be a good fit for.
To find out how firm the GhostBed mattress is and what it feels like, read on.
How Firm Is the GhostBed?
When it comes to firmness, the GhostBed is an 8/10, making it firmer than average.
The high density support foam is responsible for much of this firmness.The high-density support foam is designed to provide a stable sleeping surface that is well-suited to back and stomach sleepers.
Sleeping on the GhostBed
The GhostBed is a good choice for most back sleepers. The mattress conforms to the natural curvature of the spine, making it a great mattress for people who suffer from back pain.
A few lighter-weight back sleepers will find this mattress too firm, but for the most part, the GhostBed is one of the best mattresses for back sleepers.
Stomach sleepers should get the support they need under their hips.
If you are a side sleeper, we recommend having a look at the Ghostbed Luxe, as it is a softer mattress.
What Does the GhostBed Feel Like?
People who like the feel of a traditional mattress will love the GhostBed.
This mattress provides comfort, support, and durability for those who shift positions during the night.
Average Weight Sleepers (130 lbs – 230 lbs)
For back sleepers who are closer to the low end of this weight range, it’s possible that the GhostBed will feel a little bit too firm. Again, we enrourage you to check out the Ghostbed Luxe or the 3D Matrix.
The right balance of comfort and support is what those closer to 230 lbs will find.
The GhostBed should be comfortable and supportive for stomach sleepers in this weight range.
However, for average-weight side sleepers, the GhostBed isn’t a good match. It doesn’t have enough give to relieve pressure points. For average weight side sleepers, take a look at the Ghostbed Luxe.
Heavyweight Sleepers (>230 lbs)
The Ghostbed is comfortable, but if you are more than 300 lbs it is important to choose a mattress that has been made with coils for added durability and support.
The GhostBed should offer just the right level of firmness for stomach sleepers who weigh around 230 lbs. If you’re close to 300 lbs, you may want to look for a stronger mattress.
The GhostBed is likely to feel too firm to be truly comfortable for heavyweight side sleepers. We recommend checking out the Ghostbed Flex if this is you.
Lightweight Sleepers (<130 lbs)
The GhostBed may feel too firm, so lightweight back and side sleepers should be aware of it.
Lightweight sleepers, however, should feel right at home on the GhostBed.
GhostBed Mattress Construction
You want to know exactly what’s inside this mattress before you buy it, so let’s take a peek underneath the cover.We’ll take a close look at each layer and see how it helps the overall performance of the GhostBed.
The cover of the GhostBed is made with a stretchy material which is very thin and soft. It does a more than satisfactory job of keeping the mattress cool.
1.5″ of aerated latex foam is under the cover of the GhostBed.
This is a synthetic latex, so those looking for an all-natural or organic option may want to look somewhere else.
From a performance point of view, this latex does a good job of keeping you cool and responsive.
You will find another 2″ of gel memory foam under that, more defense against feeling sticky or sweaty. Additionally, it adds some pressure relief to the mattress.
The GhostBed has 7.5″ of high-density foam in the support foundation, helping to keep the mattress firm, steady, and stable.
The Ghostbed is 11″ tall in total.
GhostBed Size Options and Price
The chart below lists the sizes and prices available for the Ghostbed mattress.
|Twin||38″ x 75″||$662.00|
|Twin XL||38″ x 80″||$767.00|
|Full||54″ x 75″||$907.00|
|Queen||60″ x 80″||$977.00|
|King||76″ x 80″||$1187.00|
|California King||72″ x 84″||$1204.00|
|Split King||Two 38″ x 80″ pieces||$1533.00|
GhostBed Mattress Performance
We have explained what the GhostBed is made of, and what it feels like, but for many shoppers, the real test is how the mattress performs. Let’s check to see how the GhostBed did.
Sleeping Hot or Cold
Ghostbed makes some big claims about the coolness of their mattress, and it lives up to everything they claim.
Ghostbed uses latex and gel in their mattresses, which are known for their cooling properties.
It’s easy to recommend this mattress to hot sleepers because it’s easy to move air through it and it prevents body heat retention.
The GhostBed has some bounce to it, which is welcome news for combination sleepers but not so much for couples.
Sharing the mattress with someone else can disturb you throughout the night, because it doesn’t isolate motion very well.
If you are looking the best mattress for couples, we recommend the Ghostbed Luxe.
Excellent edge support can be achieved by the sturdy foam construction of the GhostBed.
As you sit at the corner or sleep at the edge of your mattress, you’ll feel supported and stable.
This mattress uses high-quality materials.
It should hold up well for seven to 10 years, and we consider it to be highly durable.
You can smell a faint chemical smell when you first unbox your Ghost Bed.
It completely dissipated in less than 48 hours. This is to be expected from a bed in a box mattress.
We were not able to notice any noise from the Ghostbed mattress.
It is easy to change positions on the GhostBed.
It’s an excellent mattress for sex as partners should have no trouble moving around.
The GhostBed comes with a 20-year warranty and a 101-night sleep trial, both of which should give you some confidence if you decide to purchase it.
Ghostbed Return Policy
It is simple to return a GhostBed mattress. It is a lot easier than almost any other return that you make.
This is a breakdown of how the return process works.
Step 1: Contact GhostBed
The first thing to do is reach out to GhostBed after day 30 but before day 101. You can do this by following the below steps:
- Call them at 1-855-855-4499
- Email them at [email protected]
- Live chat at ghostbed.com
To expedite the process, pull up the receipt or email with the order number.
Step 2: Complete the Requested Information
You might be asked to fill out a form or send pictures. The form tells them what they are returning, and the photos show that your mattress is still in good condition. It must be in good shape or the local charity won’t take it and GhostBed won’t refund your money.
It is recommended that you use a waterproof mattress cover from the first night you sleep on the mattress. You want to avoid spills or other accidents that make it hard to return the mattress.
Step 3: Prepare for Mattress Pickup
You can schedule a time and a date for mattress pickup with GhostBed. You will not need to rebox your mattress, but you will need to prepare it for donation. Carrying it to your front door and being home for the pickup is typically what this entails.
Step 4: Watch for Your Refund
GhostBed will refund your purchase only after the mattress has been successfully donated. You will get your refund within 3 business days from the time of mattress pickup. You will receive a refund in the form of the original form of payment.
The GhostBed is a bed-in-a-box that comes with a better quality material and is more affordable than the rest.
This may be one of the best values on the market, and it could be a good choice if you are a stomach sleeper or hot sleeper.
GhostBed Mattress FAQs
Is GhostBed a good mattress?
The GhostBed is a good mattress but not the best one for everyone.
It should be a good match for those who like to sleep on their stomachs, as well as for those who want a more affordable latex mattress.
It isn’t a good idea for side sleepers and people who want something with a slower moving feel.
Is GhostBed good for side sleepers?
We don’t think the GhostBed mattress is good for side sleeping.
It might not provide enough pressure relief for the shoulders and hips due to being a firm mattress.
How long do GhostBed mattresses last?
It should last at least seven years, if not more, considering the construction and materials.
This will be dependent on your size and how often you use the mattress.
Do you need a box spring with a GhostBed mattress?
The GhostBed can fit on a lot of bases including box springs and frames.
Where are GhostBed mattresses made?
Ghostbeds are made in the United States. You will get fast shipping times from one of their many locations nationwide.
Are GhostBed mattresses chemical-free?
All of their mattresses are chemical-free. They do not use any harmful chemicals or synthetic substances in their mattress production. Ghostbed Hybrid 12 Medium Mattress Review