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GhostBed Luxe Mattress Review

And full review of the GhostBed Luxe bed in a box mattress by Nature’s Sleep.

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?

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

Who Won't Love This Bed?

  • Strict side sleepers
  • Combo sleepers who switch positions a lot (responsiveness)
  • People that want a soft mattress or that simply do not like memory foam

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GhostBed Luxe Company Policies—Shipping, Warranty, etc.

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.

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Setting up the GhostBed Luxe mattress.

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.

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 XL$1,225
California King$1,925

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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.

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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 Cover, Cleaning, and Care

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 members Jeff and Kelsie don’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.

GhostBed Luxe Mattress Feel, Firmness, and Responsiveness

GhostBed Luxe has a memory foam feel, but it’s pretty firm. It comes in at a medium-firm to firm on our scale. Because it is so firm, 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 is pretty slow to respond to pressure being placed on and taken off. That means it takes a second or two for the foam to regain shape when weight is removed from the spot, which might make switching sleep positions more difficult.

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Calling all fans of memory foam!

This is just a hallmark of memory foam. Some people like the “sink in” feeling, and others don’t.

Is GhostBed Luxe Good 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 sag 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.

Is GhostBed Luxe Good for Side and Combo Sleepers?

For side sleepers, this isn’t the best option. Because GhostBed Luxe is on the firmer end of the spectrum, it doesn’t provide as much pressure relief as a lot of side sleepers will be expecting or hoping for. Side sleepers need their bed to accommodate their hips, arms, and shoulders, rather than push against them, which can cause that pins-and-needles sensation or even back pain from a misaligned spine.

If you’re disappointed because you’re a side sleeper, check out our list of the best mattresses for side sleepers.

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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.

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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Slumber Yard 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. We’d actually caution that those who are very light may find GhostBed Luxe to be too firm for them.

Does GhostBed Luxe Sleep Hot?

No, it doesn’t it. 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.

Is This A Good Mattress for Couples? — 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.

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Look at how well GhostBed Luxe deadens movement.

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 is a cool sleeping mattress with a very firm memory foam feel. It’s a thick, durable, and supportive bed that we think is a good option for heavier folks. It doesn’t provide enough pressure relief for strict side sleepers, but back, stomach, and combo sleepers will likely be comfortable, assuming the Luxe matches up with their feel and firmness preferences.

Review Team

Kelsie Longerbeam

Stomach Sleeper

Dillon Payne

Dillon Payne

Combo Sleeper


Matt Ross

Back Sleeper


Kaite Johnston

Combo Sleeper


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 also sells bed frames, bedding, and pillows.

Does Nature's Sleep have financing options

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

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