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Mixed Foam Feel
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|GhostBed is a fairly priced latex foam mattress with a three-foam blend feel.|
Soft Foam Feel
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|Leesa is perhaps the second most sought after bed online. It has a neutral profile with a comfortable soft-foam feel.|
Before we get into it, here’s the main takeaways from this mattress comparison.
Read through this comparison post for more details on each mattress.
When it comes to GhostBed and Leesa, there are a lot of factors that might play into your decision making process. Are you looking for a universally comfortable foam mattress without all the flashy added features you’ve been seeing on advertisements? Or are you spending hours researching different foams and their benefits trying to get the best mattress you can, without a luxury mattress price tag? Maybe you came to this comparison with one mindset, and after reading the pros and cons of Leesa and GhostBed you’ll have a different stance. Either way, we have you covered.
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A queen size mattress from Leesa and GhostBed both retail for just about $1,000 as of this post, which is a pretty average price among online mattress brands. They’ll usually have discounts going on, and the last time we checked the difference in price was de minimis.
In the long run, it’s not a super significant price difference if you’re already prepared to pay nearly $1,000 for a mattress. So this time, cost may not be a huge factor in your decision, especially considering that they tend to teeter totter on price with one being more affordable sometimes and then the other being more affordable other times. You can check our Mattress Deals page out for current promotions on both beds.
Maybe you’ve heard about latex foam before, maybe you haven’t. It feels different than other foams, like memory or poly foam, and actually has some characteristics of an innerspring mattress. It’s a softer foam similar to memory foam, but it’s not as dense. It’s actually a little spongy, but in the best way possible. It’s responsive and offers a little bounce like a coil mattress, while cushioning your body at the same time. Latex foam is also a little cooler than memory foam because it doesn’t retain heat like memory foam does.
Usually, latex mattresses are on the more expensive side because they provide additional benefits that you can’t find in other beds, but that isn’t quite the case with GhostBed because it uses synthetic, rather than natural latex.
With this mattress, you get some of the additional benefits of latex foam without the price tag. Synthetic latex doesn’t come with the all of the antimicrobial and insect-repelling qualities of natural latex, but it still has the cooler temperature and unique soft-yet-supportive feel.
GhostBed has a main 7.5” slab of dense support foam as the base layer, and in the middle is a 2” layer of gel-memory foam. On top, of course, is your latex foam layer.
Since GhostBed has a layer of memory foam underneath the latex foam, you’re not going to get a true latex foam feel. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because the mixed feel might be just what you’re looking for.
With this being said, when you lay on a GhostBed, it feels like all three foams blended together. It’s comparable to when you take a bite into your favorite burrito, and you get an explosion of different flavors that simultaneously work together. With GhostBed, you get a spongy feel from the top portion of your mattress, and at the same time feel a slight viscous feeling from the memory foam layer.
We put GhostBed at a medium on our scale, and we think it’d be a viable option for all sleeper types. Even though it isn’t super firm, it provides enough support for back and stomach sleepers so they shouldn’t wake up with any aching body parts. For side sleepers, it provides the pressure relief they need to sleep comfortably throughout the night. Since it’s an accommodating mattress for all sleeper types, it would be good for a combo sleeper, too.
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We slashed open a $1,000 Leesa mattress so you won’t have to, and this is what we saw (the things we do for our readers).
You have a 6” thick foundation layer of polyurethane foam, which is essentially a science term for neutral foam, and a 2” transition layer of memory foam above it. Then the top slab of material you’ll be directly laying on is new and improved foam that Leesa refers to as LSA200. It’s a proprietary foam, meaning a blend of foam that the brand manufactured themselves. It’s a soft, neutral foam and offers really great pressure relief for the places you need it most.
Just because two mattresses are rated the same on our firmness scale, doesn’t mean they feel the same. We would also score Leesa at a medium on the scale, and these mattresses are a great example of two beds that can have the same firmness, but feel very different.
LSA200 is a really light and airy foam that can make you feel like you’re lying in a large basket of freshly done laundry. The memory foam layer is present, but certainly not prominent. If you love the feeling of memory foam, you probably wouldn’t like Leesa as much as you would like a true memory foam mattress. You can check out the memory foam mattresses we like the best on our Best Memory Foam Mattress list.
Since a Leesa mattress is rated at a medium on our scale, like the GhostBed, we think it’ll probably be a good fit for all sleeper types. When it comes to combo sleepers, the proprietary foam will make it less of a hassle for you to switch from your side, to your back, to your stomach.
There’s a reason why it’s one of the top five biggest bed-in-a-box brands out there, many people find the mattress to be really comfortable. There’s nothing particularly special to it, but that’s honestly the beauty of a Leesa and a reason why it’s so enjoyable for its customers.
When you pit GhostBed and Leesa against each other, their main differences come down to the way they feel, how well the mattress fits your sleeper type, and the brand’s company policies.
If you find yourself wanting to read more about a specific brand or both, we have full length individual reviews so you can get more of a grasp on what GhostBed and Leesa have to offer. Head over to our Mattress Review Page and narrow down your search to which brand you want to get more in-depth with.
Do they have coils?
|Actually, no, they do not. The Original Leesa and GhostBed are foam mattresses. Both brands do offer coil mattresses, however.|
Do they ship in a box?
|Yes. These are the quintessential bed-in-a-box mattresses. They ship in a box and typically get to your home within 7 days of placing your order.|
Are they soft or firm?
|Both beds are around a "medium" on our firmness scale, meaning they're not too soft or too firm.|
How do returns work?
|Leesa and GhostBed both offer 100% free returns during the trial period.|