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Watch the video below to see how the GhostBed Luxe performed when put to the test in the Sleep Foundation Lab.
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.||$1,795|
|Twin XL||39" x 80"||13"||81 lbs.||$1,950|
|Full||54" x 75"||13"||100 lbs.||$2,075|
|Queen||60" x 80"||13"||122 lbs.||$2,245|
|King||76" x 80"||13"||150 lbs.||$2,545|
|California King||72" x 84"||13"||149 lbs.||$2,565|
|Split King||38" x 80" (2pcs.)||13"||150 lbs.||$3,900|
Side Sleepers: The GhostBed Luxe is very well-suited to side sleepers who weigh up to 230 pounds, and especially comfortable for those under 130 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 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 would 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.|
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.
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