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GhostBed mattress composition
The GhostBed mattress is the result of over 15 years of research and development. 👩🎓
There are numerous models of GhostBed mattresses available in the USA.
But, you’ll currently only find the original GhostBed Classic mattress in the UK, available via Amazon. 🇬🇧
The GhostBed Classic is a three-layered all-foam mattress.
The three layers are:
- Latex foam
- Gel memory foam
- High-density support foam
We’ll consider the cover of the mattress in more detail further down. 👇
For now, let’s look at the mattress foams.
Ghostbed foam layers
1. Latex foam layer (3 cm / 1.1 inches)
The top layer of aerated latex foam has been designed for advanced cooling and continuous airflow. 💨
It doesn’t retain body heat and keeps you cool and comfortable all night long.
Latex foam is naturally responsive and bouncy, allowing for excellent mobility.
2. Gel memory foam layer (4.5 cm / 1.8 inches)
The middle layer of the GhostBed mattress features high-technology proprietary gel memory foam.
This is an advanced cooling foam with larger cells to make it more reactive to the body, minimising overheating and allowing for cooler nights. ❄️
Memory foam itself offers excellent body contouring and pressure relief.
3. High-density support base layer (19.5 cm)
The bottom layer of extra high-density foams allows for increased support and longevity.
GhostBed mattress firmness
The GhostBed mattress is a medium-firm mattress, though it seems to fall onto the firmer end of the scale. 🧱
We’d place it at 7.5 out of 10 on the Sleep Hero firmness scale, where 1 is the softest and 10 is the firmest.
Even though the GhostBed mattress has a comfort layer of contouring memory foam, the top layer of the bed is made of latex.
This, together with the supportive base, gives it a slightly firmer feel overall.
You’ll get some contouring from the memory foam, but, overall the GhostBed feels firm and stable.
Edge support on the GhostBed mattress
The GhostBed mattress has average edge support. 🏔
The sides are not reinforced but since the mattress is a little firmer throughout, the edges also feel a little sturdier.
Does the GhostBed sleep hot?
While the GhostBed may retain some heat due to the memory foam layer, the mattress is designed to be more temperature neutral overall.
This mattress has all the features to increase breathability and allow for a continuous flow of air. 💨
These features include:
- Advanced cooling technology
- A breathable cover
- Small holes in the latex foam
- Gel-infused memory foam
This will help regulate temperature better and keep you cooler and more comfortable.
GhostBed mattress cover
The GhostBed mattress features a soft and breathable cover made of a polyester & viscose blend.
There are no handles on the sides of the cover, which could make carrying the mattress a little more complicated. 😫
Luckily, the mattress doesn’t need to be flipped.
You only need to rotate it from head to toe every couple of months. 🦶
To protect your mattress and safeguard it against stains, dirt, and bacteria, we’d always recommend you make use of a waterproof mattress protector.
The GhostBed mattress protector isn’t available in the UK, but we can recommend a few alternatives.
Alternative UK mattress protectors:
Ghostbed UK prices
The GhostBed mattress comes in a tad cheaper than other all-foam bed-in-a-box mattresses, like the Nectar mattress.
This is likely because the market is still being tested and the brand is only selling via Amazon.
Currently, the Ghostbed double size is the only one available.
Ghostbed mattress delivery conditions
In the UK, GhostBed is currently only available via Amazon. 🚚
Delivery is free, and your box should arrive within 5 working days.
As a bed-in-a-box mattress, the GhostBed is delivered rolled-up and vacuum-packed in a compact box. 📦
It will only be delivered to your front door.
Once unpacked, your GhostBed mattress will slowly expand to its full size.
This can take up to 48 hours. ⏰
Does the GhostBed smell?
Off-gassing is common with all memory foam products.
This is an odd chemical smell that you’ll sense when you first unpack the mattress.
It’s not toxic or harmful, but it can be unpleasant. 🧪
We always recommend unpacking a new mattress in a well-ventilated room.
The GhostBed mattress has excellent durability and comes with a 20-year warranty. 🤩
This is a remarkable guarantee period.
Most of the best mattresses only come with a maximum 10-year guarantee.
The two exceptions are the DreamCloud and the Nectar mattresses, both of which have revolutionary lifetime warranties.
But, even if your mattress has an extended warranty, you should consider changing your bed every 10 or so years.
Contact GhostBed UK
Customer service: To contact Ghostbed UK directly for complaints, support, or queries, please e-mail them via their official support mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registered office: 7143 West Broward Blvd. Plantation, FL, 33317 USA