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If you’ve been shopping for a mattress online, you may have narrowed your options down to two popular companies: Leesa vs. GhostBed. Both companies specialize in selling mattresses directly to consumers and produce hybrid and all-foam models with distinct features. These models range from 5 to 6 on the 10-point firmness scale, which means they have a medium to medium-firm feel. Many sleepers find this firmness range comfortable regardless of their weight or sleep position.

Leesa currently produces three main models: the Leesa Mattress, the Leesa Hybrid, and the Leesa Legend. The Leesa is the company’s flagship all-foam model, while the Leesa Hybrid and the Leesa Legend use hybrid designs. GhostBed has four models: the flagship all-foam GhostBed, the cooling all-foam Luxe, the hybrid Flex, and the technologically advanced hybrid GhostBed 3D Matrix.

This review will compare the mattress models by Leesa and GhostBed, including their construction, materials, pricing, sizing, and performance. It will also summarize company policies to give you insight into other factors that may affect your purchase decision.

Quick Look

Price Range (Queen)

$799-$2,199

Price Range (Queen)

$1,095-$2,495

Firmness Options

Medium (5), Medium Firm (6)

Firmness Options

Medium (5), Medium Firm (6)

Standout Features

  • Breathable foam
  • Notable pressure relief
  • Tends to perform well for all sleep positions

Standout Features

  • Cooling technology
  • Three high-profile models
  • Tends to perform well for all sleep positions

Models

Models

Sleep Trial & Warranty

100-night sleep trial
10-year limited warranty

Sleep Trial & Warranty

101-night sleep trial
20-25-year partially prorated limited warranty

Customer Service

A+

Customer Service

B+

Leesa

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GhostBed

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Sizing and Weight Options

A mattress’s size determines how much room sleepers have to move around. Couples often prefer queen or king-size models for the extra surface area. However, if you have limited space for your bed, a smaller mattress size may fit better.

The height of the mattress can also affect how comfortable the mattress feels. Taller mattresses frequently have thicker comfort and support layers, which may make them more comfortable for individuals who weigh over 230 pounds. Low-profile models usually fit better in an area with a low clearance, like bunk beds. Additionally, the mattress height may influence how easy it is to get into or out of bed. Some individuals may find it challenging to get into a mattress that is low to the ground, while others may struggle to climb into a high-profile model.

A mattress’s weight can affect how secure it feels and how easy it is to move. Heavier models may feel more firmly anchored on their frame, which may appeal to sleepers who tend to toss and turn during the night. However, lighter models are usually easier to move, which may come in handy when you make your bed or rotate your mattress.

Leesa

Height Size Options
10" Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Height Size Options
11" Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Height Size Options
12" Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Height Size Options
10" Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King

GhostBed

Height Size Options
11" Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King
Height Size Options
13" Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King
Height Size Options
13" Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King, Split King
Height Size Options
13" Twin XL, Queen, King, California King, Split King

GhostBed has a wider range of mattress models than Leesa. Most models by both Leesa and GhostBed come in the six standard mattress sizes. However, the Leesa Legend is not available in twin size, while the GhostBed 3D Matrix does not come in twin or full sizes. GhostBed also produces a split king size for all four of its models.

The weights and heights of the mattresses by both companies are similar, but GhostBed mattresses tend to be a bit thicker and heavier than Leesa’s options. GhostBed mattress heights range from 11 to 13 inches, while Leesa mattresses are 10 to 12 inches thick. Queen size mattresses by GhostBed weigh between 89 and 122 pounds. Leesa’s queen size beds range from 71 to 119 pounds.

This variety exists to accommodate the needs and preferences of different individuals. People who weigh over 230 pounds or who are looking for a more advanced model may prefer the thicker options from either company. Shoppers who favor an average-height mattress or who like all-foam models may enjoy the flagship mattresses from Leesa and GhostBed.

Leesa

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GhostBed

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Construction and Materials Comparison

Leesa and GhostBed produce both all-foam and hybrid models. These models use varying combinations of four main components: polyfoam, memory foam, latex, and coils.

Polyfoam is commonly used in a mattress’s comfort, transition, and/or support layers. This material adjusts to the sleeper’s body to help reduce pressure buildup, but it is breathable enough to let some heat escape. When the sleeper moves, polyfoam usually regains its shape quickly. However, low-density polyfoam may deteriorate more quickly than some materials.

Memory foam is generally used in the comfort and/or transition layers. This material conforms closely to the sleeper’s body to relieve pressure points. Some potential drawbacks often associated with memory foam include heat retention and slow response times. Many mattresses that use memory foam now have special features to help combat heat buildup.

Natural or synthetic latex may be used in any layer of a mattress. This material tends to be bouncier and more breathable than most other types of foam. Latex is also usually quite durable. However, sleepers who prefer the close hug of memory foam may not like the more buoyant feel of latex.

The support cores of innerspring and hybrid models are made up of coils. Some models also use microcoils in their comfort or transition layers. Springs give a bed breathability and bounce. The drawback of this bounce is that it could contribute to some motion transfer.

Leesa

The Leesa Original

The Leesa Original Mattress is an all-foam model constructed of three layers. Its top layer uses 2 inches of 3 pounds per cubic foot (PCF) polyfoam. This high-density polyfoam conforms to the body and provides some bounce. It also allows air circulation to cool the surface of the bed. Next, a 2-inch layer of memory foam contours more deeply to enhance the mattress’s pressure relief. The core consists of 6 inches of high-density polyfoam to serve as a supportive base for the bed and provide added durability. A polyester blend cover encases the mattress.

The Leesa Hybrid

The Leesa Hybrid is the main hybrid model produced by Leesa. It starts out with a soft knitted cover crafted to let air circulate into the bed. Two layers make up the comfort system. The first uses 1.5 inches high-density polyfoam, which shapes to the sleeper’s body and adds a bit of bounce. Perforations in the material allow cooling airflow. The second comfort layer is 1.5 inches of memory foam. This gives deeper cradling and extra pressure relief.

A 1-inch 2 polyfoam transition layer separates the softer comfort system from the firm core. The support layer uses 6 inches of 14.5-gauge pocketed coils. These springs increase the bed’s bounce, breathability, and edge support. Because the coils can move independently, minimal vibrations travel across the layer. A 1-inch base of polyfoam bolsters the coil system.

The Leesa Legend

The Leesa Legend is the company’s most advanced model. This luxury hybrid is constructed of six distinct layers. The first layer is 1 inch of responsive, aerated polyfoam, which hugs to the sleeper’s body while allowing heat to escape. Next, a 1-inch layer of memory foam adds pressure-relieving cradling. The final layer of the comfort system uses 1.5 inches of pocketed microcoils zoned with polyfoam. This layer heightens the bed’s bounce, spinal support, pressure relief, and breathability.

A 1-inch transition layer of polyfoam divides the microcoil layer from the coil core. The core consists of 6 inches of 15-gauge pocketed coils. Air can flow between the springs, letting heat dissipate. The coil system also provides extra edge support, bounce, and durability, and each coil is encased to limit motion transfer. A 1-inch layer of polyfoam gives the springs a stable base.

The soft-to-the-touch cover envelops the bed. It is made of a blend of polyester, recycled PES, organic cotton, Merino wool, rayon, and spandex. This cover is hypoallergenic, and the wool and cotton help regulate the temperature of the sleep surface.

GhostBed

GhostBed

The GhostBed is an all-foam model constructed of three layers. Its top comfort layer is 1.5 inches of synthetic latex. This material redistributes the sleeper’s weight to relieve pressure points while maintaining a springy feel. Small perforations aerate the latex to let heat dissipate. The second comfort layer consists of 2 inches of gel-infused memory foam, which cradles the body while transferring heat away.

A 7.5-inch layer of polyfoam is the mattress’s core. This reinforces the surface of the bed while providing spinal support. The mattress cover is a blend of polyester and viscose crafted to wick away heat and moisture while feeling soft to the touch. It also has some stretch so that it doesn’t restrict the mattress’s contouring.

GhostBed Flex

The GhostBed Flex is a hybrid model with six distinct layers. First, a quilted cover cushions and cools the surface of the bed. Cooling fabric is used for the exterior cover, and a 1-inch layer of cooling fiber is also woven into it. A 1-inch layer of gel-infused memory foam is also quilted into the cover to provide a hugging sensation while pulling away heat. Underneath the quilted cover, there is an additional 1-inch layer of gel-infused memory foam for extra cradling and spinal support.

A 1-inch layer of transition polyfoam separates the comfort and support systems while adding a bit of bounce. The 8.5-inch coil core further enhances the bounce while allowing ample airflow. Each coil is also encased to restrict the spread of motion across the core. Two rows of specially reinforced coils wrap around the perimeter of the bed for extra edge support. A final 1-inch layer of polyfoam supports the coil core.

GhostBed Luxe

The GhostBed Luxe is an all-foam model specially engineered to sleep cool. Ghost Ice Fabric used in the cover feels cool to the touch. A 1-inch layer of cooling fiber is quilted into the cover to cushion and cool the sleep surface. Additionally, a 1-inch layer of memory foam is quilted into the cover for more hug. A gel infusion helps transfer heat away from the sleeper’s body.

Beneath the quilted cover, there is a thin layer of phase change material. This advanced material is engineered to regulate temperatures for a cooler night’s sleep. A 2-inch layer of gel-infused memory foam provides contouring, pressure relief, and spinal support. Next, a 2-inch layer of latex-like high-density polyfoam combines responsiveness and contouring. The core uses 7.5 inches of polyfoam to support the sleep surface.

GhostBed 3D Matrix

The GhostBed 3D Matrix is a technologically advanced hybrid model engineered for comfort and support. A cooling cover of Ghost Ice Fabric encases the bed. Next, there is a layer of patented 3D Matrix. This thermal conductive gel polymer is crafted to trap heat and pull it away from the sleeper’s body. The top comfort layer is 2 inches of gel-infused memory foam that shapes to the sleeper’s curves while further transferring away heat. A 2-inch layer of latex-like polyfoam balances bounce and conforming.

Deeper contouring and support come from the bed’s 1-inch polyfoam transition layer. The 8.5-inch pocketed coil core provides breathability, springiness, and support while limiting motion transfer. Coils near the perimeter of the bed are reinforced to give the edge a sturdier feel. The 1-inch polyfoam base provides structural support for the springs.

Average Customer Ratings

A mattress is a major purchase, so it can be intimidating to shop online and buy sight unseen. Customer reviews may help give you the confidence you need to make your purchase. Reading reviews gives you a better idea of how a mattress performs for real owners, which might make it easier to imagine how it will feel for you.

When reading customer reviews, it is important to remember that comfort is highly subjective so your preferences may not match those of other owners. Rather than looking at customer reviews that label a bed as “comfortable” or “uncomfortable,” shoppers may get a clearer understanding of how a mattress feels by seeking out reviews that mention specific performance factors, like motion isolation, temperature control, and pressure relief.

Model Average Rating
Leesa Mattress 4.5/5
Leesa Hybrid Mattress 4.5/5
Leesa Legend 4.9/5
Studio by Leesa 4.6/5
Model Average Rating
GhostBed 4.7/5
GhostBed Flex 4.7/5
GhostBed Luxe 4.7/5
3D Matrix -

In-Depth Ratings

As we mentioned above, comfort is subjective. Some aspects and features tend to impact the comfort of a mattress more than others. While individuals may prioritize different factors, the following tend to be most important for many sleepers.

  • Durability: A mattress’s durability affects how long it remains comfortable. Less durable models may develop sagging, indentations, or foam deterioration that reduce their pressure-relieving properties and spinal support. Durability frequently corresponds to price point, so many less durable options are quite affordable. More durable models usually cost more because of their high-quality materials and construction. However, since the sleeper may be able to use the mattress longer, durable models may ultimately be the better value. People who do not like the process of replacing their mattress may also prefer a more durable model so that they don’t have to shop again as soon.
  • Motion Isolation: Depending on its materials and construction, a mattress may either absorb motion or spread it across the surface of the bed. Most motion isolation comes from the mattress’s comfort system, so models with thick or close-confirming comfort layers usually perform well in this category. People who sleep with partners frequently prefer a mattress with strong motion isolation so that they don’t experience frequent sleep disruptions when their partner moves during the night.
  • Sex: A mattress’s bounce, conforming, edge support, ease of movement, and noise can all impact the sexual experience. Bounce is usually a high priority for sex, so many couples like models with coil cores and/or responsive latex layers. Coil cores also frequently provide better edge support. However, the springs may start to creak as they age. Conforming from the comfort system may make it more difficult to move across the surface of the bed, but it also adds traction.
  • Temperature Neutrality: Many people tend to sleep hot, and these individuals frequently prefer a mattress with good airflow and temperature regulation. Some materials are more prone to heat retention than others. Memory foam comfort layers sometimes trap heat against the sleeper’s body, but special features can counteract this effect and help keep the sleep surface cool. Polyfoam, latex, and coils usually allow more airflow.
  • Pressure Relief: Because they usually press harder against the mattress, pressure often builds up around a sleeper’s hips and shoulders. Sharp pressure points can lead to pain and discomfort, so many individuals may prefer a mattress with strong pressure-relieving properties. A mattress’s pressure relief is usually courtesy of its comfort system. Memory foam, polyfoam, and latex comfort layers often help mattresses excel in this category.
  • Off-gassing: Manufacturing odors may stay trapped in a mattress and begin to air out as the mattress decompresses in your home. This is particularly common in mattresses that contain synthetic foam. Off-gassing odors are usually considered harmless for most people and generally air out relatively quickly. However, individuals who are sensitive to smells and/or who do not have time to air out their mattresses before use may prefer models that are less prone to off-gassing.
  • Ease of Movement: Sleepers who tend to change positions during the night may prefer a bed that’s easy to move on. Materials that conform closely to the body and respond slowly to changes in pressure may lend to a “trapped in the bed.” Soft mattresses, especially those with thick memory foam layers, are often more difficult to move on. Latex, coils, and other responsive materials usually contribute to greater ease of movement.
  • Edge Support: A sturdy edge can make a bed seem larger by allowing sleepers to use the full surface of the mattress. If the mattress perimeter feels unstable, many individuals will avoid it so that they don’t feel like they may roll off. Couples often prefer a mattress with good edge support so that they have more space. Individuals who frequently sit or sleep near the perimeter may also favor a stable edge. Innerspring and hybrid mattresses regularly have reinforced edges, so they tend to perform well in this category.

Leesa

Leesa Leesa Mattress Leesa Hybrid Mattress Leesa Legend Studio by Leesa
Firmness Medium (5) Medium Firm (6) Medium Firm (6) Medium Firm (6)
Durability 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5
Motion Isolation 4/5 3/5 4/5 4/5
Sex 3/5 4/5 4/5 3/5
Sleeps Cool 3/5 4/5 4/5 3/5
Pressure Relief 4/5 4/5 4/5 4/5
Off-Gassing 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5
Ease of Movement 3/5 4/5 4/5 3/5
Edge Support 2/5 4/5 4/5 3/5
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GhostBed

GhostBed GhostBed GhostBed Flex GhostBed Luxe 3D Matrix
Firmness Medium Firm (6) Medium Firm (6) Medium (5) Medium Firm (6)
Durability 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5
Motion Isolation 4/5 3/5 4/5 4/5
Sex 3/5 4/5 2/5 3/5
Sleeps Cool 3/5 4/5 4/5 4/5
Pressure Relief 4/5 3/5 4/5 4/5
Off-Gassing 4/5 3/5 2/5 3/5
Ease of Movement 3/5 4/5 2/5 3/5
Edge Support 3/5 4/5 2/5 3/5
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Prices and Sizing

The cost of materials and labor are usually two of the most significant factors in determining a mattress’s price. When a model costs the company more to produce, this expense is passed on to customers.

High-quality and/or technologically advanced materials usually have the steepest price tags. While some customers might get sticker shock, higher-quality mattresses frequently last longer, so they might be a good investment in the long run. Technologically advanced materials are often more expensive due to the research required to develop them. However, many of these materials enhance a mattress’s performance. Because larger and thicker mattress models use more materials, customers can also expect to pay more.

Producing a mattress and/or its components in the United States generally costs companies more for labor, so American-made mattresses are normally more expensive.

Leesa

Leesa Leesa Mattress Leesa Hybrid Mattress Leesa Legend Studio by Leesa
Twin $599 $999 - $599
Twin XL $699 $1099 $1999 $649
Full $899 $1399 $2299 $699
Queen $999 $1699 $2499 $799
King $1199 $1899 $2999 $999
California King $1199 $1899 $2999 $999
Split King - - - -
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GhostBed

GhostBed GhostBed GhostBed Flex GhostBed Luxe 3D Matrix
Twin $545 $1145 $1245 $N/A
Twin XL $745 $1350 $1450 $1750
Full $995 $1475 $1570 $N/A
Queen $1095 $1645 $1745 $2495
King $1250 $1945 $2045 $2995
California King $1275 $1985 $2085 $2995
Split King $1490 $2700 $2900 $3500
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GhostBed

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Leesa and GhostBed mattresses are similar in price. Between the flagship all-foam models by each company, which option is more affordable depends on the mattress size you select. Leesa’s hybrid models come in at a lower price point than the comparable GhostBed hybrid options: the Leesa Hybrid is less expensive than the GhostBed Flex, and the Leesa Legend is less expensive than the GhostBed 3D Matrix.

While there are some slight differences in price, both companies offer competitive pricing. Either company’s models may be considered a better value depending on the sleeper’s personal preferences.

Trials, Warranty and Delivery

Warranty Shipping
10 Year, Limited Free ground shipping
Warranty Shipping
20 Year Free

Shipping

Leesa

Leesa mattresses ship free to all 50 states. They are delivered by FedEx and arrive compressed, rolled in plastic, and packed in a box. Leesa suggests you sign up for FedEx Delivery Manager to track your package, receive delivery alerts, and make special requests. Mattresses are typically constructed after the order is placed and usually arrive 3-8 business days after they ship.

Some Leesa products ship internationally. The Leesa Mattress ships to Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom. The Hybrid can also be delivered to Canada. The trial policy and warranty are voided if the mattress leaves its country of purchase.

Customers buying their mattress through Leesa can also choose In-Home Delivery for an additional $150 fee. This service is available in select locations and includes a two-person team bringing in the mattress, setting it up, and removing the packaging. You can also choose to have the team remove your old mattress. Leesa recommends you allow 7 additional business days if you select this option.

Leesa mattresses are sold through the Leesa website, Amazon, and other select retailers. Customers can also check out Leesa mattresses at some Macy’s, Pottery Barn, and West Elm stores. Additionally, Leesa operates a Dream Gallery in Virginia Beach.

GhostBed

GhostBed mattresses ship from nine locations within the United States for fast delivery. Most mattresses arrive 2-5 business days after the customer places their order. The mattress is compressed, rolled, wrapped in plastic, packaged in a box, and delivered to the customer’s door. Mattresses ship free via FedEx within the contiguous United States. Customers can sign up for FedEx Delivery Manager to track their packages and make special requests. A $600 freight charge applies to orders to Alaska and Hawaii.

Mattresses purchased through GhostBed may be eligible for White Glove delivery to addresses within the 48 contiguous United States. This service carries a $199 charge for 1-2 items and a $299 charge for 3 or more items. This fee is non-refundable. The service is provided by a third-party company and includes delivering your purchase, unpacking it, setting it up, and removing the old mattress.

Customers can shop for GhostBed mattresses on the GhostBed website and Amazon. They can also try mattresses in person at GhostBed’s showroom in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Sleep Trial

Leesa

Leesa mattresses come with a 100-night risk-free trial period. The company asks that you try the bed for 30 nights so that your body has time to adjust. If you decide the mattress isn’t right for you during the eligible return window, Leesa will arrange for in-home pickup and will refund the purchase price in full. Most returned mattresses are then donated.

To be eligible for a return, the mattress must be clean and undamaged. A $100 fee applies to mattresses returned from Alaska and Hawaii. The trial is voided if the mattress leaves the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom. Different return procedures may apply to mattresses purchased through retail partners, though purchases through Amazon, Pottery Barn, and West Elm still have a 100-night trial period.

GhostBed

When purchased through GhostBed, GhostBed mattresses come with a 101-night risk-free trial, which includes a 30-night required break-in period. If you choose to return your mattress in the eligible time frame, GhostBed will work with you to arrange mattress pickup. The mattress will be donated or recycled, and GhostBed will issue a full refund of the purchase price. Unopened mattresses are also returnable, but they will incur a 15% restocking fee.

GhostBed accepts one return per household. Sales to Alaska and Hawaii are considered final. Orders purchased through Amazon are subject to different return policies.

Warranty

Warranty policies are generally included with a mattress purchase at no additional charge. These policies provide a layer of protection against defects. Before purchasing a mattress, we suggest customers read the warranty policy carefully to see what their rights and responsibilities are, how long coverage lasts, and what defects are covered. Knowing this information ahead of time can put your mind at ease and help you ensure that you do not inadvertently void the warranty.

Leesa

Leesa mattresses are protected by a 10-year limited warranty. This non-transferrable warranty is valid for the original mattress owner who purchased the bed directly from Leesa. If the mattress has a covered defect, Leesa will elect to either repair or replace the mattress or defective component.

Assuming normal use with a proper foundation, the warranty covers deterioration that leads to visible indentations greater than 1 inch, physical flaws that lead to permanent damage of the memory foam, and physical flaws in the cover or zipper assembly.

The purchaser is responsible for transportation costs. This warranty is voided if the mattress is taken outside of the United States, Canada, or the United Kingdom. Additional terms and conditions apply.

GhostBed

The GhostBed Mattress comes with a 20-year limited warranty, while the Luxe, Flex, and 3D Matrix have 25-year limited warranties. Covered defects including lasting indentations greater than 1 inch and flaws that lead to splitting or cracking of the material. To qualify, damage must not be the result of the use of an improper foundation, mishandling, or misuse.

GhostBed’s warranties are partially prorated. For the first 10 years of the warranty period, GhostBed will repair or replace mattresses with qualifying defects. The owner is responsible for handling and transportation costs. For the remainder of the warranty period, the owner will incur prorated charges and transportation fees if the mattress is replaced. They will also be assessed a handling cost for mattress repairs.

GhostBed’s warranties apply to the original owner who purchased their bed from an authorized seller. The warranties do not apply if the mattress has been physically damaged, including sustaining stains, burns, cuts, and tears. Additional terms and conditions apply.