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GhostBed Luxe Mattress Review

Is it really the coolest mattress on Earth? Find out in this GhostBed Luxe review!

The GhostBed Luxe is the higher end mattress from Nature’s Sleep. It’s made with cooling technology and has a thick, all-foam construction. Read through this review to find out who this bed is best suited for based on firmness, feel, price, and more.

Who Is This Bed Best For?

  • Hot sleepers (multiple cooling technologies within GhostBed Luxe)
  • All body types, including heavier folks
  • Back, stomach, and combo sleepers
  • Side sleepers that weigh over 160 lb
  • Light sleepers that need a bed that’s great with motion isolation

Who Won't Love This Bed?

  • Petite side sleepers
  • People that want a soft mattress or that simply do not like memory foam

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Buying The GhostBed Luxe Mattress

If you’re buying your next mattress online, you ought to know what kind of policies are standard for the industry. Here are the basics: free shipping, free returns, a 100-night risk-free trial period, and a 10-year warranty.

When you purchase GhostBed Luxe, you get that standard free shipping and free returns. You also get a 101-night trial period and a 25-year warranty.

GhostBed Luxe will be shipped to your home rolled up in a box. We always advise that you unpack the mattress as soon as you can—it’s just better for the materials. When you get your bed out of the packaging, you’ll want to give it some time to take shape. It can actually take up to 72 hours to fully decompress, but it usually only takes about a day. This is completely normal given that GhostBed Luxe has a good deal of memory foam.

A lot of bed-in-a-box mattresses have an odd smell to them when they’re first unpacked. This is called “off-gassing” and it’s the release of the odors that were trapped inside the vacuum-sealed plastic. They aren’t harmful, but it can be quite unpleasant. Don’t worry, though, it should dissipate within a couple days.

As for the 25-year warranty, that’s above and beyond what is typical for most foam online mattresses. Usually you will see something in the 7-10 year range, so GhostBed Luxe is in the upper quartile in terms of warranty length. You can read the full warranty on GhostBed.com.

GhostBed Luxe Price And Coupon Code

I think we all know that mattresses can be expensive, which makes sense since a bed is a long-term purchase that you’re going to use quite literally every night. That being said, budgets are still a reality and most folks aren’t looking to break the bank on a bed. Relative to the rest of the online mattress shopping industry, the GhostBed Luxe is at a slightly above average price point. You can see a breakdown of pricing in the table below.

SizePrice (MSRP)
Twin$995
Twin XL$1,225
Full$1,395
Queen$1,575
King$1,885
California King$1,925

Our Slumber Yard team is committed to not only helping you choose the right bed, but helping you get the best price, as well. If we’ve found any promotions or secured a discount code for GhostBed Luxe, it’ll be on the right side of your screen. You can also check current promotions on GhostBed.com.

What Is GhostBed Luxe Mattress Made Of?

GhostBed Luxe has three layers of foam, plus a cooling cover, which all adds up to make a 13” thick mattress. The typical online bed, for comparison purposes, is only about 10″ thick.

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Construction of the GhostBed Luxe mattress.

Moving from bottom to top, GhostBed Luxe starts with a 7.5″ core of high density support foam. This is the thickest layer of material in the bed. Next is what they call a “Ghost Bounce Layer,” which is really a proprietary foam that behaves something like a blend of latex and memory foam. This layer is 2″ thick.

Then we get a 2″ layer of gel memory foam. This layer allows for better airflow than standard memory foam and incorporates phase-change technology, as well, which works to dissipate heat. You can see the phase-change material on top; they call it the “Ghost Ice Layer.”

The cover on GhostBed Luxe has quite a bit going on. We’d actually consider it a layer in itself because it has 1” of gel memory foam quilted into it, plus ½” of cooling fiber incorporated under the fabric.

GhostBed Luxe’s Cooling Cover

As we just mentioned, GhostBed pulls some fancy tricks with their Luxe cover. They call the material “Ghost Ice Fabric” to really push the idea that it’s cool to the touch. It’s a proprietary material (meaning it’s specific to the company) that uses a Japanese technique to weave cooling technology into the yarn. This is a major reason that GhostBed Luxe made our list of the best cooling mattresses.

The cover has a nice, smooth feeling, but it is tufted with noticeable high spots and low spots. For most people, that’s inconsequential, but particularly sensitive sleepers may be annoyed by the divots (Slumber Yard member Jeff doesn’t like uneven covers).

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A closer look at the cooling cover on GhostBed Luxe.

When it comes to cleaning, GhostBed Luxe is just like the majority of beds in that it doesn’t have a machine washable cover. That’s fine, though. If you do need to do some cleaning up, just spot clean with some warm water and a bit of mild detergent.

Part of mattress care is doing what you can to ensure that your bed has a good long life. For some mattresses, that means flipping and rotating it once in a while. In GhostBed Luxe’s case, no flipping is necessary because it has a top-to-bottom construction. You should rotate it every 3-6 months, though, to ensure even wear.

What GhostBed Luxe Feels Like

GhostBed Luxe has a memory foam feel, but it’s on the firmer side. It comes in at a medium-firm on our scale, but that’s subject to change based on your weight/height. Because it is firmer, however, you end up sleeping more on top of the bed than you may expect to with a memory foam mattress.

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However, true to memory foam stereotypes, GhostBed Luxe softens when pressure and heat are applied. As such, it will feel firmer from the start but will soften after just a few seconds of laying on the mattress. We’ve seen the same thing with plenty of memory foam beds. You can even see in the video below that it remembers its shape, but will compress to allow for pressure relief.

This is just a hallmark of memory foam. Some people like the “sink in” feeling, and others don’t. From our independent research, it seems like close to 90% of people are fine with memory foam, so we don’t imagine that this is an issue, as long as you know what to expect. We think the bed is comfortable, absolutely.

A Great Bed For Back And Stomach Sleepers

Yes, it is. In fact, we think it’s best suited for those who sleep on the back and/or stomach. As we’ve covered in earlier sections of this review, GhostBed Luxe is a firm mattress. Firmer beds are preferable for back and stomach sleepers who need to be sure their hips and shoulders don’t slip too far into the mattress. They need good support to keep their spine in proper alignment.

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Solid mattress for stomach (and back) sleepers.

Again, we think stomach and back sleepers will be just fine on the GhostBed Luxe mattress. As you can see in the image above, Dillon is laying on top of the mattress with very little compression happening under his hips.

Will Also Work For Side And Combination Sleepers

For side sleepers, this isn’t the best option, but we do think that certain side sleepers will like GhostBed Luxe. Anyone that’s under 175 lb might find it to be a little too firm, but if you’re close to 200 lb (or over), GhostBed Luxe should be a fine option. Just keep in mind that most of this commentary depends on your body type and preferences in terms of firmness.

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We do think combo sleepers can get away with this mattress, so long as they don’t sleep predominantly on their side. If you switch positions throughout the night, but sleep mostly on your back and/or stomach, GhostBed Luxe is a good option for you.

Is GhostBed Luxe Good For Heavier People?

Yes, GhostBed Luxe is a fine mattress for heavy folks because it’s a thicker bed made with durable materials. Normally, we’d say an all-foam bed such as GhostBed Luxe is not suitable for someone over 250 lb, but in this rare instance, we’d be ok with a heavier person trying out this mattress. It’s also on the firm end of the scale and provides ample support for those with a larger build.

It might not be our first pick for a someone that weighs 300 lb, but it certainly is more ideal than your standard 10″ foam bed. There are only a few foam beds that we approve(ish) for heavier folks—GhostBed Luxe is one of them.

What About Other Body Types?

GhostBed Luxe will work for all body types, though that does depend on firmness preference and it’s important to remember that the firmness of a mattress is relative to your weight.

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SY team member Kaite could sleep on GhostBed Luxe no problem.

If you’re extra petite (like Kaite), this mattress is going to feel firmer to you than it will for someone heavier. As long as you know what you’re getting into, we don’t have concerns. It’s just a firmer memory foam bed. That’s what it’s designed to be and that’s how it is. We don’t take points away for being firmer. If anything, we might actually award points to a bed that skews firmer since all beds soften over time.

GhostBed Luxe Is A Cooling Memory Foam Mattress

This is actually one of the fewer mattresses that we’d say sleeps noticeably cool. Now, GhostBed claims the Luxe is the “coolest bed in the world,” but we’re not going quite so far as to endorse that claim. We do think it’s a cool sleeper, though, and that folks who tend to sleep too hot will appreciate the airflow and cooling technology that comes with this bed.

Edge Support And Motion Isolation

We do think this is a good mattress for couples. GhostBed Luxe has good motion isolation and great edge support, which are both important factors for those sharing a bed.

Couples want to think about motion isolation particularly if one partner is an active sleeper or one is a sensitive sleeper. Good motion isolation means the mattress does a good job of deadening cross-bed motion, so that one person won’t wake the other by tossing and turning or getting up in the middle of the night.

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Solid edge support, especially for an all-foam mattress.

Edge support comes into play when couples share a smaller sized bed, like a full or a queen. Often, one partner ends up hugging the edge of the bed while the other sleeps happy spread out in the middle. Because GhostBed Luxe has great edge support, though, at least the outlier won’t feel like they’re rolling off the bed due to sloping mattress sides.

GhostBed Luxe Review: Verdict

GhostBed Luxe is a cool sleeping mattress with a firm memory foam feel. It’s a thick, durable, and supportive bed that we think could be a good option for certain heavier folks. It’s not our favorite side sleeper bed in the world, but for the things GhostBed is trying to excel at, it does. For instance, it’s a wonderful cool-sleeping bed. It also is a comfy memory foam bed without an overwhelming “stuck” feeling. We have a lot of good things to say about this bed.

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How GhostBed Luxe Compares

Original GhostBed — These two beds don’t have a lot in common, aside from the name. The original mattress is an 11″ all-foam bed with a layer of latex. Beyond that, it doesn’t have a huge emphasis on cooling properties the way the Luxe does. It also happens to be very affordable—often times, it’s on sale for under $900. It has a neutral feel and is about a true medium on the soft/firm scale. You can see our full GhostBed review here.

GhostBed Flex — In 2019, GhostBed came out with the Flex, which has the same core components and ethos as the Luxe, but uses coils rather than foam  as the support structure. The bed is the same height (13″) and has a lot of the same cooling features. The only difference, practically speaking, will come as a result of the pocketed coils. Interestingly enough, the Flex is just a tad more affordable than the Luxe.

What Makes GhostBed Luxe Special?

This is basically the Cliff Notes section for the review. If you only have a few minutes, here’s what you should know about the Luxe.

Cooling Properties — The bed has several cooling layers, including a cover with a special fiber that’s cool to the touch. The Luxe will actively work to bring down your sleeping temperature. We aren’t completely convinced that it’s the coolest bed ever, but it’s one of them.

Construction — This is a 13″ foam bed. That, alone, makes it unique. Something like 50% of beds sold online are 10″ in height. As such, in the foam varietal, GhostBed Luxe is one of the more ideal products for heavier folks. That’s not to say that it’s better than a coil bed—it’s just better than a 10″ coil bed.

Firmness — At about a medium-firm, the Luxe has about the right profile for most back and stomach sleepers. We think certain side and combination sleepers will be fine as well, but if we could only choose two, we’d say back sleepers and stomach sleepers will be happiest with GhostBed Luxe.

Warranty — This is presumably not the first review you’ve read. How many other beds have you seen with a 25-year warranty? It can’t be many.

Memory Foam Feel — If 90% of people are “fine with” or “love” memory foam, Nature’s Sleep is going to be just fine with the Luxe. It has a denser memory foam feel without the prototypical sink-in feeling, and we actually think that’s a good thing.

Edge Support — Among foam mattresses, GhostBed Luxe is one of the best for edge support. As such, it would make a nice option for couples that fight over sleeping space or anyone that just prefers to sleep along the perimeter.

Nature’s Sleep — They didn’t just pop up yesterday. Nature’s Sleep has been in the mattress industry for 15+ years.

Review Team

reynoso

Jack Reynoso

Combo Sleeper

Dillon Payne

Dillon Payne

Combo Sleeper

Matt

Matt Ross

Back Sleeper

louis cote

Louis Côté

Side Sleeper

FAQs

How did SY get this bed?

Nature's Sleep sent us this mattress so that we could review it. They don’t have any say in our review of their products, though. All of our opinions are entirely our own, every time.

Where is GhostBed Luxe made?

GhostBed mattresses are manufactured by Nature’s Sleep in the USA.

Does GhostBed sell other products?

Yes, GhostBed sells two other mattresses, an adjustable bed frame, mattress foundation, pillow, mattress protector, and sheets.

Does Nature's Sleep have financing options

Yes. They use a company called Affirm, which is used by many other mattress companies.

Tell me more about Nature's Sleep.

The company sells about a dozen other mattresses as well as other bedding products. The company was founded by the family who started the Werner Ladder Company.

Is GhostBed Luxe only sold online?

As of now, it is only available online through GhostBed's website and Amazon. There really is no need to test it at a mattress store because inside the return window you can just ask for a refund. That's the beauty of these online mattress brands.

What other beds are similar to GhostBed Luxe?

The most obvious (somewhat) comparable bed is the GhostBed Flex. Aside from that, there are other cooling beds such as Brooklyn Bedding Aurora that might be of interest to you. If you look past the cooling features, however, there are some memory foam beds that have a similar dense feel. TempurPedic comes to mind first, but there are others as well.