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GhostBed Luxe Mattress Review: A Cooling Mattress That Actually Works

The Luxury GhostBed (PRNewsfoto/GhostBed)


If you sleep hot, you understand the struggle of your own body temperature waking you up in the middle of the night. You feel hot, sticky, and constantly flip your pillow for “cold side” relief. For many, a standard temperature-regulating mattress like caspar Where Saatva not going to cut it. Instead, the GhostBed Luxe mattress is a great option; it’s GhostBed’s premium bed offering and designed with efficient cooling technology that literally makes the mattress cool to the touch. It’s one of the coolest memory foam beds I have tested so far, a huge difference from a traditional memory foam mattress which is infamous for retaining heat.

In this GhostBed Luxe mattress review, I reveal the main highlights of the bed, including cooling technology, firmness, feel, price, and who I think will like it the most.

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  • Soft memory foam feel
  • Adapts to all sleeping positions
  • Support for all body types
  • Efficient cooling technology

Do not like

  • Might be a bit pricey for a buyer on a budget
  • Not ideal if you want a particularly soft or firm feel
  • Too cold for a cold sleeper

First impressions

The GhostBed Luxe mattress is inviting and plush. The cover is made with extra gel foam underneath, which makes the mattress look premium and very comfortable. When you jump into the mattress, you can tell it’s made of memory foam because the foam slowly molds around the curves of your body. However, it is not as dense and has a little more elasticity than the stereotypical memory foam. The icing on the cake is the feeling of freshness it gives you. The combination of gel foams, cooling fibers and a special layer inside meant that the mattress didn’t let me down on its claims to be cool.


A big plus of this bed is its medium level of firmness. The beauty of a medium-firmness mattress is that it’s soft enough for side sleepers and firm enough for back and stomach sleepers.

When I lay on my side, the memory foam relieves pressure and especially nestles around my shoulders and hips. When I’m on my back I feel well supported and the foam keeps my spine and lower back from sagging in bed. Keep in mind, however, that it will be sweeter to heavier people over 230 pounds and firmer for smaller individuals under 150 pounds.


GhostBed Luxe Mattress Review: A Cooling Mattress That Actually Works

The layers inside a GhostBed Luxe mattress, including the Ghost Ice layer for cooling.

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The Ghostbed Luxe mattress has an all-foam design, but it’s thicker than your average foam bed. The standard foam mattress is three-layered and measures around 10 to 12 inches, but the GhostBed Luxe is 13 inches with seven different layers.

Here is an overview of the layers of the GhostBed Luxe.

  • A thick and dense 7.5 inch layer of foam that acts as a base layer for support and sturdiness.
  • The Ghost Bounce diaper is 2 inches thick and resembles a memory foam latex hybrid. It hugs your curves, but it’s more responsive than stereotypical memory foam.
  • Then there’s another 2 inches of foam and it’s gel infused to help regulate temperature.
  • Near the top is the Ghost Ice Layer which is as cool as it sounds. It helps transfer your body heat and really helps keep you cool throughout the night.
  • The blanket has both cooling fibers and Ghost Ice fabric, which is a double whammy for efficient cooling. That’s why it’s cool to the touch and provides real relief to hot sleepers.
  • There is also a thin layer of woven gel memory foam under the cover and this makes the bed very comfortable.


During my review of the GhostBed Luxe mattress, I found that it felt like memory foam, but not like Nectar or TempurPedic. It’s lighter and has a bit more rebound than your typical slow response memory foam. It’s soft and supportive at the same time. That extra layer of foam on the top cover also gives it that extra touch of comfort you don’t get with standard foam mattresses. I found it easier to move around as it doesn’t suck you into the mattress, a plus for mixed sleepers who change positions often.

Motion Isolation

The GhostBed Luxe is an all-foam memory foam bed that is excellent for cushioning movement on the bed. If you have a wriggling partner or a dog that likes to get cozy on your mattress, you’ll barely feel the movement. Because it’s designed without coils, it’s ultra effective at isolating motion.

Edge Support

Although there are no springs to hold the mattress in place, its thickness and quality foams help to make the edges of the mattress strong and resistant. I don’t see that you have a problem with a flimsy edge on the GhostBed Luxe.


There are cooling fibers in the cover, an aptly named “Ghost Ice” phase change material, and gel memory foam throughout the mattress to help prevent heat retention. Apparently, it’s the perfect recipe for a cooling bed because it’s very effective. Even though you’ll cover your mattress with sheets, the bed will still work constantly to help keep you cool. I’m honestly impressed with the cooling ability of this bed and have listed it on CNET list of best cooling mattresses.

Who is this bed for?


GhostBed Luxe has a medium level of firmness, which makes it suitable for all body types: back, side, belly and combination. It is a neutral firmness that offers a nice balance between firm and soft.

Type of body

This is where I break the rules a bit. I generally recommend all-foam mattresses for people under 230 pounds because they aren’t as durable or as strong as a hybrid mattress that contains both foam and coils. However, the GhostBed Luxe is so thick that if you really wanted a foam mattress and twisted my arm, it wouldn’t be a bad option.

If you weigh less than 150 pounds, the bed will likely be medium firm. If you are over 230 pounds, it will be more like a medium-soft.


At first glance, GhostBed Luxe is a bit pricey – that’s to be expected with a luxury bed. However, its retail price is almost never the price you will pay as I usually see them doing a nice promotion on their beds. Right now, a twin-size GhostBed Luxe mattress is $1,895 and a California king is $2,715. With the added promotions, however, the beds are now $500 to $800 off. However, with discounts, it is still more expensive than your average foam bed like the Layla Mattress and is up there with the Lux inflated and the Saatva.

GhostBed Luxe Mattress Price


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Shipping, testing and warranty

You don’t have to take my word for it on this mattress. GhostBed offers a free trial, free delivery to get your mattress to you, and a warranty that protects the bed in the event of a manufacturing defect. Remember that your bed will be delivered to you rolled up inside a cardboard box. All you have to do is unbox it and give it about 24-48 hours to fully develop. However, feel free to sleep on it while waiting – don’t judge the mattress by its first night’s sleep as it becomes more comfortable.

Here is an overview of what you will get if you buy a luxury GhostBed mattress:

  • 101 night trial
  • Free delivery and returns
  • 25 year warranty

final verdict

I’ve seen mattress brands market a regular mattress as “cooling” because it comes with cooling gel or perforated foams to help with airflow. While these help a mattress regulate temperature, they don’t actively help you sleep cool. GhostBed Luxe, on the other hand, is the real deal. GhostBed has packed this mattress with different cooling technologies that work together to help you – a warm sleeper – sleep more comfortably. It’s also quite accommodating and comfortable, which are obvious boxes that a bed should also check. Honestly, it’s the complete package if you have the cash to spend.

You might like GhostBed Luxe if:

  • You are a hot sleeper who needs a cooling bed
  • You sleep on your back, side, stomach, or a combination of both
  • You want a foam mattress (small to medium-sized people)
  • You love the feel of memory foam

You might not like GhostBed Luxe if:

  • You are a cold or average sleeper — this bed is probably not for you
  • You want a solid, firm or soft mattress
  • Your budget is tight
  • You want a hybrid mattress with a steel spring base layer

The information in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to constitute medical or health advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have about a medical condition or health goals.


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