GhostBed Mattress Review: A Frighteningly Good Value

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Ben Trapskin

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The GhostBed Classic mattress is a 11-inch memory foam mattress that is designed to provide pressure relief, support, and cooling. It is made with four layers of foam, including:

  • Top layer: A 1-inch layer of gel-infused memory foam that is designed to cool the body and reduce pressure points.
  • Middle layer: A 2-inch layer of high-density memory foam that is designed to provide support and contour to the body.
  • Base layer: A 7-inch layer of high-density base foam that is designed to provide support and durability.

The GhostBed Classic mattress is a good choice for sleepers of all positions, including back sleepers, side sleepers, and stomach sleepers. It is also a good choice for sleepers who are looking for a mattress that is both supportive and cooling.

Here are some of the benefits of the GhostBed Classic mattress:

  • Pressure relief: The memory foam in the GhostBed Classic mattress is designed to conform to the body and relieve pressure points. This can help to reduce pain and discomfort, and improve overall sleep quality.
  • Support: The GhostBed Classic mattress provides good support for the entire body. This can help to improve posture and reduce the risk of back pain.
  • Cooling: The gel-infused memory foam in the GhostBed Classic mattress is designed to keep the body cool and comfortable while you sleep.
  • Breathability: The GhostBed Classic mattress is very breathable, which helps to prevent heat buildup.
  • Trial and warranty: The GhostBed Classic mattress comes with a 101-night trial period and a 10-year warranty. This means that you can try the mattress for 101 nights and return it if you’re not satisfied.

I received a free GhostBed to review. GhostBed wasn’t the first on the scene in the mattress in a box space but being first doesn’t always mean being the best. Often, the first one out of the gate becomes the benchmark to rise above, and that’s just what GhostBed has done.

Overview of the GhostBed

Here’s my updated findings from my original review a few years back and my thoughts on the mattress now.


Ordering the Ghostbed Mattress

Ordering the GhostBed is just as simple and straightforward as the other mattresses in a box that I have ordered. What makes them unique is that you can also add a box spring foundation for an extra $200 and have it shipped along with your mattress.

My mom needed a new bed for her guest room. The bed she currently has in there is over 30 years old and so is the box spring! So both had to be replaced. I ordered a full size mattress and box spring.

The mattress will come in a box that looks like this.

GhostBed Unboxing

Ghostbed wrappedThe GhostBed comes compressed and wrapped in plastic like the other bed in a box brands. It expands fairly quickly though and you could sleep on it after just a few hours.

A nice surprise is a free t-shirt found when the mattress expands.

Ghostbed tshirt

Here’s what it looks like a few minutes after opening.

opened ghostbed

The Ghost Bed Foundation

I put together the box spring with a Philips screwdriver. I didn’t have a drill at my mom’s house so this was all done by hand. It took about an hour but just goes to show that it can be done.

box spring

The slats stay connected with a piece of cloth stapled to them to ensure adequate spacing.

box spring

You also get a cover for your box spring that matches your mattress.

box spring cover

My GhostBed Findings

The GhostBed comes in at 11 inches high while many others come in at 10 inches and you can feel the difference. The GhostBed just feels more substantial and doesn’t bottom out like a cheaper mattress can. Both of these mattresses have a top layer of latex.

GhostBed Mattress Construction

Below is the inside of the GhostBed. Like most of the mattresses I have reviewed, there are 3 layers. The base layer is 7.5 inches, followed by a 2-inch gel memory foam layer that helps with cooling and finally the 1.5 latex foam top.

Here’s a look at the top layer of latex

top layer of ghostbed

Here’s how the layers of the GhostBed react


You’ll also get a little bounce with this mattress.


The GhostBed offers great support but also sinks a little more than some of the latex/foam mattresses I have tested which helps with pressure relief.

ghostbed sinkageHere’s a look at how it handles edge support.

ghostbed edge supportThe accelerometer reading below shows that the bed will have some residual bounce/motion. More than other mattresses I have tested which makes it better bouncing around!


My GhostBed Mattress Recommendation

The GhostBed is a solid choice for people who want some bounce in their mattress but also want the advantages of a memory foam bed. The Ghost Bed will keep you cool too. The combination of cooling gel foam below-ventilated latex is a nice touch. It comes with a 101-night trial so you can get a full refund if not completely satisfied.

Here is a list of all GhostBed mattress models and prices (queen size):

GhostBed Classic$1,295
GhostBed Flex Luxury Hybrid$1,795
GhostBed Luxe Best Cooling$1,995
GhostBed 3D Matrix® Patented$2,195
GhostBed SmartBed$2,395
GhostBed Massage Mattress$2,595
GhostBed RV$1,195
Venus Williams Legend$2,995

Please note that these prices are subject to change and may vary depending on the retailer.

Here is a brief description of each GhostBed mattress model:

  • GhostBed Classic: The GhostBed Classic is a memory foam mattress that is designed to provide pressure relief, support, and cooling.
  • GhostBed Flex Luxury Hybrid: The GhostBed Flex Luxury Hybrid is a hybrid mattress that combines the benefits of memory foam and coils. It is designed to provide pressure relief, support, and cooling.
  • GhostBed Luxe Best Cooling: The GhostBed Luxe Best Cooling is a memory foam mattress that is specifically designed to provide cooling. It features a number of cooling technologies, including gel-infused memory foam and a breathable cover.
  • GhostBed 3D Matrix® Patented: The GhostBed 3D Matrix® Patented is a memory foam mattress that features a patented 3D Matrix® design. This design is designed to provide superior pressure relief and support.
  • GhostBed SmartBed: The GhostBed SmartBed is a smart mattress that features a number of smart technologies, including sleep tracking and temperature regulation.
  • GhostBed Massage Mattress: The GhostBed Massage Mattress is a memory foam mattress that features a built-in massage system. This system can be used to provide a variety of massage treatments, including deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, and shiatsu massage.
  • GhostBed RV: The GhostBed RV is a memory foam mattress that is specifically designed for RVs. It is lightweight and durable, and it features a number of features that make it ideal for RV use, such as a quick-drying cover and a built-in foundation.
  • Venus Williams Legend: The Venus Williams Legend is a signature mattress that is designed in collaboration with Venus Williams. It is a hybrid mattress that combines the benefits of memory foam and coils. It is designed to provide pressure relief, support, and cooling.