See what I think about the Ghost Bed after several weeks on the new mattress in this Ghost Bed review.
What is a Ghost Bed?
As we all know, a mattress can be one of the most important purchases you’ll ever make. For us, we’ve finally found the mattress that is perfect for both of us.
The folks over at Ghost Bed sent a king-sized Ghost Bed mattress and foundation in early December. Although I already had a mattress I absolutely loved, I decided to give the Ghost Bed a try anyway so that I could give you a Ghost Bed review.
The mattress arrived in a box smaller than I expected, especially for a king-sized mattress. The reason the box is so small is because all the air is removed from the mattress and it is tightly folded to be able to fit in the box. The foundation also arrives in a box. The foundation does require assembly, but it only takes about 20-25 minutes to put together if you have a power drill. If you’re using a screwdriver, it could take a while (and I don’t recommend that route).
The first step is to assemble the foundation, if you don’t already have one. If you have your own foundation or box spring, it’s fine to use that.
The directions provided guide you through the steps for assembling the foundation. It looks like a lot of work but most of the pieces are connected so it’s basically just laying everything out and drilling in the screws.
There are two sets of slats that are held together by a piece of fabric. Lay the slats with the fabric side down and screw each slat into the wooden frames.
After assembling the foundation, cover the wooden foundation with the provided cover.
When we had the foundation assembled and ready to go, we carefully opened the mattress box making sure not to cut the mattress inside. The mattress is heavy so you may need help getting it out of the box.
Once the mattress is out of the box, place it on top of the foundation and carefully take off the packaging. Once it’s off you’ll notice that the mattress starts to expand and flatten. It can take up to 24 hours for the mattress to acclimate completely.
It didn’t take the full 24 hours for us, in fact, it only took about three hours or so, but even if you can’t wait the full 24 hours, it’s okay to sleep on it immediately.
So, what did I think about the Ghost Bed?
Ghost Bed Review
As much as I wanted to love the Ghost Bed, I just don’t. My current mattress is the Nature’s Sleep 12″ Sapphire Gel Memory Foam Mattress, which is the same company that makes the Ghost Bed mattress. And I think the problem is that the Nature’s Sleep 12″ Gel Memory Foam Mattress has me spoiled. It’s such a luxurious mattress that I think it’s going to be hard for any mattress to compete with it.
The thickness of the Ghost Bed mattress measures in at 11 inches. There is seven and a half inches of high density base layer for increased support and longevity. On top of the base layer there is two inches of gel memory foam that uses a proprietary formula with larger cells to make it more reactive to the body for cooler nights. And finally, there is one and a half inches of continuous aerated latex foam that is naturally responsive, plush and does not retain heat.
The mattress is covered with an ultra soft, comfortable, flexible and durable cover made with a blend of viscose and polyester. The cover also easily zips off for easy spot cleaning.
I absolutely wanted to love this mattress. And although it wasn’t a great fit for me, I feel it’s a high quality mattress made with quality materials. The Ghost Bed is thicker than it’s competitors, about 25% cheaper than it’s competitors, and is cooler than it’s competitors!
According to the Ghost Bed website, I’m definitely in the minority when it comes to my opinions of the Ghost Bed. I read the Ghost Bed reviews on the website, and there are many verified buyers who are completely enamored with their new mattress.
I can see how the Ghost Bed could be an incredible improvement if you’re currently sleeping on a mattress you find to be uncomfortable. The good thing about trying a Ghost Bed is that you have a 101 night sleep trial. If you’re interested in this mattress, read the Ghost Bed reviews on their website and see what others think about the mattress.
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