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GhostBed Mattress Review

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GhostBed, by Nature's Sleep, was launched in 2015. The brand's mission is "to produce and deliver the highest possible quality for a bigger, better and more affordable mattress." 

Is GhostBed all it's cracked up to be? Let's find out if it's one of the best mattresses for heavy people.

Category A: Mattress Features

Components of the Mattress

+ Layers

Type of Mattress


11 inches total
Gel Memory Foam
Zippered, plush cover.
Wicks moisture.
Top Layer
1.5 inches of dense
3.5 lbs/cubic ft.
continuous aerated latex foam
(synthetic rubber)
Plush, yet resilient.
eeps mattress cool.

Second/Comfort Layer

2 inches of high-tech, dense
4 lbs/cubic ft. proprietary
gel memory foam

Relieves pressure points.
Keeps mattress cool. 
Core/Base Layer
7.5 inches of supportive
high-density 2 lbs/cubic ft. foam layer 
Maintains correct spinal alignment for a pain-free back.

When you first lie down on your GhostBed, you may think the mattress is too firm, but after a few moments, you’ll notice the foam conforms to your body shape. The mattress supports a total of
600 lbs, so it's a good option and one of the best mattresses for stomach or back sleepers. 
If you weigh over 300 lbs, GhostBed strongly recommends you purchase the King size along with
the King GhostBed Foundation.

On a scale of 1- 10, with 10 being the firmest, GhostBed is a medium-firm at 6.5. It’s supportive without being hard, and plush without the risk of sinking.

Firmness Scale for GhostBed

Category B: Brand Reputation

Warranty + Return/Refund Policy

The GhostBed includes a 20-year Warranty with proof of purchase from the GhostBed website or an authorized retailer. GhostBed also offers a 101-Night Sleep Trial. If you try out the bed and decide it’s not right for you, GhostBed issues you a 100% refund, including cost of shipping.

To take advantage of the trial, you're required to purchase the mattress directly from the official GhostBed website. Beds ordered through Amazon are subject to Amazon’s 30-day return policy.

Summary of Mattress Performance


  • Free of harsh chemicals, such as formaldehyde and heavy metals
  • Zippered cover is easy to remove
  • 101-nights risk-free trial
  • Supports a maximum of 600 lbs 
  • Made in the USA
  • Minimal motion transfer
  • Emits no noise -- great option for sleepers whose partners toss and turn
  • 20-year warranty
  • Friendly customer service
  • Great back support for back sleepers --provides relief for a sore lower back and aching spine
  • Gel memory foam is firmer than Tempurpedic, yet still conforming
  • Gently cradles your body
  • Sleeps cool and wicks moisture
  • Stress-free delivery + return/refund policy
  • No-flip + requires turning head-to-toe only twice annually (every 6 months)
  • Excellent value for money


  • Many sleepers find the mattress is too firm for the first few days, or sometimes even
    for weeks
  • May require a minimum of 1-2 nights to break in (up to 5 days during colder months)
  • Some side sleepers complain the mattress creates pressure on their hip and shoulder bones
  • Heavy sleepers with curvy hips should not choose the GhostBed
  • Average edge support -- when sitting on the side of the mattress, you may slip off
  • May not expand to the full 11inches
  • Sometimes develops lumps and ridges
    while inside the packaging
  • Zippered cover is not machine washable
    and should not be used in the tumble dryer
    (spot clean only)
  • Minimal off-gassing that's similar in odor to a new pack of tennis balls or a new car -- dissipates quickly

Other Factors To Consider

  • Your mattress is shipped free within 24 hours of ordering
  • GhostBed provides expedited shipping for next-day delivery
  • GhostBed mattresses are made from CertiPur-US certified materials
  • Replacement covers are available. 

Sleep Metro Star Rating

Construction + Cover (Quality)

Edge Support

Overall Support


Durability + Quality 


Off Gassing (Smell)

3.84 GOOD



Twin XL




California King
Twin XL
Full / Double
California King

You’ll Benefit From GhostBed Because...

  • You require support, but prefer a memory foam that gently hugs your body
  • You're a back or stomach sleeper 
  • You have an apple body type, as opposed to an hourglass shape
  • You require a mattress that sleeps cool and wicks moisture
  • You prefer a mattress made from materials that are chemical-free
  • Your partner tosses and turns

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