Nature’s Sleep is a mattress brand that has been in business since 2001. The company released the flagship GhostBed mattress and three subsequent GhostBed models have followed. In this review, we’ll take an in-depth look at one of the newest mattresses in this series, the GhostBed Luxe.
The GhostBed Luxe is considered a mixed-foam mattress. The bed features a cover infused with cooling fibers and padded with an inch of memory foam, giving the surface ample cushioning. Beneath the cover rests a layer of phase-change material (PCM), which is designed to help the surface maintain a consistently comfortable temperature regardless of how hot you feel.
The mattress also contains a comfort layer of gel-infused memory foam, a transitional layer of responsive “Ghost Bounce” polyfoam, and a support core of high-density polyfoam. Altogether, the mattress measures 13 inches thick, which is considered a higher-than-average profile. The GhostBed Luxe offers a medium feel that rates as a 5 on the 1-10 firmness scale.
You can read more about GhostBed’s other mattresses in separate reviews. Additional models in the series include the flagship GhostBed, the GhostBed Flex hybrid, and the new GhostBed Flex 3D, which features an innovative temperature and firmness adjustment system.
Keep reading to learn all about the GhostBed Luxe, including construction and material specs, current prices for each size, and performance ratings across different categories. We’ll also cover the pros and cons of the mattress, take a look at customer reviews, and provide an overview of GhostBed’s shipping, return, and warranty policies.
The GhostBed Luxe has a medium-density memory foam comfort layer that measures 2 inches thick. This means it conforms closely to the body to evenly distribute your weight, support the spine, and alleviate pressure, but it is somewhat breathable and won’t trap heat like the high-density foam found in some competing models. The memory foam is also infused with cooling gel to help the surface resist excessive heat absorption.
The mattress also contains a 2-inch transitional layer of “Ghost Bounce” polyfoam. This material has a latex-like responsiveness to ensure more pushback and support, which prevents you from sinking too deeply into the mattress – though some people will feel more supported than others.
The GhostBed Luxe’s 7.5-inch support core consists of high-density polyfoam, a stabilizing material that works with the transitional layer to keep your body on an even plane. That said, you’ll no doubt feel some sinkage along the edges of the mattress and you may have some difficulty moving across the surface, depending on your body type.
In addition to its three primary layers, the GhostBed Luxe includes a few extra components to help the mattress sleep more comfortably. The bed’s cover is made from “Ghost Ice” fabric, a material made from polyester and viscose. The cover is padded with 1 inch of memory foam, which reinforces the bed’s cushy medium feel.
Another key element to this mattress is the PCM layer located under the cover. This material is engineered to absorb heat from your body until it reaches a certain temperature, at which point the surface maintains the same temperature throughout the night. PCM can be beneficial for people who tend to get hotter as the night progresses.
With a thickness of 13 inches, the GhostBed Luxe is considered a high-profile mattress.
The GhostBed Luxe includes a few added components that set it apart from many competing mixed-foam models. A full construction breakdown is listed below.
.5″ “Ghost Ice” polyester and viscose blend infused with cooling fibers
1″ memory foam quilted into cover
2″ gel-infused memory foam
2″ transitional “Ghost Bounce” polyfoam
7.5″ HD polyfoam
Presently, the GhostBed Luxe is fairly expensive compared to other mixed-foam models, which cost between $900 and $1,200 on average. For a GhostBed model, however, the Luxe has a middle-of-the-road price-point. It costs more than the flagship GhostBed and GhostBed Flex, but it is more affordable than the GhostBed 3D Matrix.
There are no add-ons for the GhostBed Luxe that affect its price, but you can bundle the mattress with a few other GhostBed accessories. These include pillows, sheets, mattress protectors, and foundational materials.
When calculating the cost of your GhostBed Luxe, don’t forget to add shipping expenses. Delivery is free throughout the contiguous U.S., but if you live in Alaska or Hawaii, expect a shipping surcharge on top of the Luxe’s original price. You’ll also pay more for White Glove delivery, which includes in-home assembly and old mattress removal for $199.
|Twin||39" x 75"||13"||76 lbs.||$1245|
|Twin XL||39" x 80"||13"||81 lbs.||$1450|
|Full||54" x 75"||13"||100 lbs.||$1570|
|Queen||60" x 80"||13"||122 lbs.||$1745|
|King||76" x 80"||13"||150 lbs.||$2045|
|California King||72" x 84"||13"||149 lbs.||$2085|
|Split King||38" x 80" (2pcs.)||13"||150 lbs.||$2900|
The GhostBed Luxe isolates motion very well. In addition to its memory foam comfort layer, the mattress features an inch of extra memory foam quilted into the cover. These materials not only give the surface a fairly plush feel, but also allow the mattress to absorb movement from sleepers anywhere on the bed. As a result, you and your partner should experience few – if any – sleep disruptions when the other person shifts positions or gets in and out of bed.
Memory foam absorbs movement better than latex or polyfoam, and models with a soft to medium feel tend to eliminate most transfer. The GhostBed Luxe meets these criteria and excels at motion isolation as a result. Furthermore, the mattress is completely silent when bearing weight. You can count on fewer disturbances from movement or noise when sleeping on the GhostBed Luxe.
Pressure relief is another area where the GhostBed Luxe performs exceptionally well, even compared to other foam mattresses. The medium feel ensures a deep body contour, which can reduce pressure for side sleepers by cushioning the shoulders and hips and aligning the spine. Back sleepers and stomach sleepers should also experience adequate relief on this mattress. The memory foam conforms closely enough to target pressure points in the lower back, hips, and other sensitive areas, while the sturdy transitional and support foams keep the body on an even plane.
However, keep in mind your body weight may determine how comfortable you feel on this mattress. People who weigh more than 230 pounds are more likely to sink beneath the surface, which can create uneven alignment and cause more pressure to occur. For more details, check out our Sleeping Style and Body Weight analysis below.
The GhostBed Luxe is equipped with certain components that allow the mattress to sleep much cooler than many of its all-foam competitors. The “Ghost Ice” cover is woven with breathable viscose fibers, while the PCM layer regulates the surface temperature to keep the mattress comfortable – even if your body temperature is up.
Heat retention is a common issue for all-foam beds. Memory foam and polyfoam absorb and trap warmth more than latex and other mattress materials, which can make you feel excessively hot. The GhostBed Luxe is a notable exception to this rule, and a great option if you’ve had bad luck with other foam mattresses.
However, we should point out that people who weigh more than 230 pounds may feel a bit warmer than lighter individuals. This is due to the GhostBed Luxe’s medium feel. As they sink into the mattress, these sleepers may feel less surface airflow and become a bit too warm.
Like other all-foam beds with softer feels, the GhostBed Luxe sinks quite a bit when bearing weight along the edges. This can lead to excessive sinkage that makes getting on and off the mattress somewhat difficult – especially for people who weigh more than 230 pounds. You may not feel very secure sleeping near the edges of the mattress, either. Beds with weak edge support can confine you to the middle, which may reduce sleeping space if you share your bed with a partner.
Regular mattress rotations can preserve the edges to some degree, but over time, the GhostBed Luxe’s perimeter sinkage will probably become worse. Beds with sturdier support materials such as latex and steel coils tend to offer better reinforcement. If edge support is a high priority, then you may want to consider one of these mattress models instead.
Ease of movement is often tied to edge support. Mattresses like the Ghostbed Luxe that sink a bit along the perimeter also tend to offer minimal responsiveness when you move across the surface. This can make you feel trapped by the mattress and cause difficulty when getting in and out of bed. Ease of movement also impacts how comfortable the mattress feels for sex.
Some all-foam mattresses are easier to move on than others, and this can usually be attributed to a firmer feel. The GhostBed Luxe rates at a 5 out of 10 on the firmness scale and the cover is quilted with plush foam padding, so you’ll feel less pushback on this model as you would on a medium firm or firm model. Ease of movement also depends somewhat on body weight, as people who weigh more than 230 pounds will probably sink more than those who weigh less.
Every couple has their own opinions when it comes to the most comfortable mattress for sex, but the majority seem to prefer responsive surfaces with a gentle contour and stable edges. The GhostBed Lux conforms closely enough to promote traction, which can enhance sex for some and also ensure you can maintain a single position without moving around too much. The mattress is silent, as well, making it discreet and squeak-free.
However, the GhostBed Luxe responds very slowly to the body. This reduces bounciness on the surface and can restrict movement for couples, causing them to feel like they are trapped in the mattress during sex. Edge support will be another issue for some. Without a strong perimeter, couples may not be able to use the entire surface of the mattress and will feel confined to the middle.
If you and your partner like deep conforming during amorous activities, then the GhostBed Luxe may be your ideal mattress for sex. If not, then you may need a firmer and/or more responsive bed.
All mattresses release odors when new, but beds with memory foam layers tend to be the worst offenders. The GhostBed is no exception. Expect strong off-gassing smells for a bit after you remove the mattress from its shipping box. These odors may take up to a week to fully dissipate. Even then, the foam may continue to emit a faint yet noticeable chemical smell.
The GhostBed Luxe’s construction plays a role in its odor retention. Without any layers that promote airflow, the mattress cannot flush out bothersome smells quite as well as a hybrid, innerspring, or latex bed. If you are sensitive to smells, try placing the mattress in a well-ventilated room for a few days before sleeping on it.
Side Sleepers: The GhostBed Luxe is very well-suited to side sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds. The plush foam padding quilted into the cover and gently contouring comfort layer offer generous cushioning for the shoulders and hips, which in turn can help align the spine and reduce pressure points from head to toe. The bed’s medium firmness promotes a very balanced feel, so you’ll feel the mattress conforming to your body without sinking too much.
Side sleepers who weigh more than 230 pounds will also find the mattress comfortable, though they’re much likelier to sink in some areas. This can interfere with spinal alignment and cause more pressure buildup to occur. For some, a firmer mattress may be more comfortable and supportive.
Back Sleepers: Compared to side sleepers, back sleepers often need less contouring and more overall support. The back position aligns the spine without assistance from the mattress, so cushioning for the shoulders and hips is less important than stable reinforcement and an even plane for the body. Back sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds should find the GhostBed Luxe very comfortable, as this weight group tends to prefer softer beds. However, back sleepers weighing more than 130 pounds may feel differently.
Those in the range of 130-230 pounds will sink a bit, but not enough to completely undermine the bed’s support system. However, back sleepers weighing more than 230 pounds will probably find this mattress too soft and prone to excessive sagging. This lack of support can lead to aches and pains in the neck, shoulders, hips, and other sensitive areas. A firmer mattress will probably be much more suitable for these folks.
Stomach Sleepers: Recommending mattresses for stomach sleepers can be somewhat tricky because this position is associated with more aches and pains on a nightly basis. This is partially due to the way our body weight is distributed, namely how we tend to carry much of it in the torso and waist. Sleeping face-down essentially pulls our bodies into the surface of the mattress, and aches and pains can often occur as a result.
With the GhostBed Luxe, stomach sleepers who weigh less than 130 pounds may feel reasonably comfortable. They’ll experience some sinkage, but probably not enough to trigger major discomfort. Those who weigh 130 pounds or more will likely sink too much and develop extra pain around the neck and shoulders. We recommend a firmer mattress for this crowd – especially a model with zoned support layers that reinforce the stomach and hips while cradling your lighter areas.
|Under 130 lbs.||130-230 lbs.||Above 230 lbs.|
According to its official product page on GhostBed’s website, the Luxe has largely earned favorable reviews from owners. Reviewers who have awarded four- and five-star ratings call out different features of the mattress. Many remark on the bed’s uncanny cooling ability, given its all-foam construction, while others have found relief from pressure and back pain. GhostBed receives quite a few shoutouts for exemplary customer service, as well.
Too much softness appears to be a common issue with those who have posted one- and two-star reviews – though a few also mention an excessively firm feel. Others complain of an uneven surface and lumpiness in certain areas of the bed.
GhostBed’s mattress reviews can be found at the bottom of each model’s respective product page. You can filter the results by star rating, and also see reviews with photos and videos. As a helpful bonus feature, each review is accompanied with the size that the owner ordered.
The GhostBed Luxe has received fewer reviews on its Amazon page and the star rating is a bit lower, but overall the feedback is also mostly positive. Many reviewers echo the sentiment that the mattress actually feels as cool as advertised, making it highly suitable for hot sleepers.
According to Amazon reviewers, the most notable downsides to the mattress are excessive softness and added back pain.
The GhostBed Luxe is available for sale on the GhostBed website, as well as Amazon. You can also visit a brick-and-mortar GhostBed showroom in Fort Lauderdale, FL, to test out the mattress in person and purchase the mattress if you’d rather complete the order in person.
GhostBed delivers mattresses to all 50 states, but shipping is not available to U.S. territories or international destinations. Free ground shipping is free for all customers in the contiguous U.S. Those who reside in Alaska and Hawaii must pay a delivery surcharge.
All GhostBed deliveries are coordinated through FedEx. Most orders are processed within 24 hours, and customers typically receive their mattress within three to five business days. If you need to cancel the order after the mattress has shipped, GhostBed will deduct a 15 percent restocking fee from your refund.
The GhostBed Luxe is compressed, wrapped in plastic, and vacuum-sealed for shipping. The mattress will be delivered on your doorstep, so you don’t need to be at home to sign for the package. After the mattress arrives, carry the box into the room where you plan to use it. Boxes weigh up to 112 pounds, so you may need a partner if you order a larger size. Open the box and remove the plastic with a knife. The mattress will immediately begin to expand, but full shape recovery may take up to 48 hours.
GhostBed offers White Glove shipping for customers in the contiguous U.S. This service includes scheduled delivery date and time, in-home assembly, and old mattress removal upon request. White Glove delivery starts at $199, which covers the delivery costs of two mattresses, bed bases, and/or foundations. For $299, you can order White Glove delivery for three of these items.
The GhostBed Luxe comes with a 101-night sleep trial. The trial includes a mandatory break-in period; GhostBed will not honor returns until you’ve tested out the mattress for at least 30 nights. If the mattress is returned between the 31st and 101st night, you’ll receive a full product refund and GhostBed will send couriers to pick up the bed from your residence. Exchanges for other GhostBed models are also available during the sleep trial.
Please note that all mattress sales to customers in Alaska and Hawaii are final once they are processed, so a sleep trial will not be available to these individuals. Additionally, customers who purchase their mattress on Amazon.com or with a Groupon voucher will not qualify for the sleep trial.
The GhostBed Luxe is backed by a 25-year warranty. This warranty is partially prorated. During the first 10 years, GhostBed will cover all repair and replacement costs if your mattress develops a defect – though you’ll need to pay to-and-from transportation fees. Beginning in the 11th year, you’ll pay 50 percent of the original mattress price to have your Luxe model replaced. This percentage will annually increase by 5 percent in years 12-15; 4 percent in years 16-20; and 1 percent in years 20-25.
Sagging or body impressions in the mattress surface are considered defects if they measure 1 inch or deeper. The warranty also covers physical flaws in the mattress that cause materials to split or crack. Other issues, such as physical damage or standard wear and tear, are not covered under this warranty.