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Give a warm, Season’s Greetings to the new GhostBed mattress, by Nature’s Sleep! Built from 3 separate layers of foam, the GhostBed is an 11″ all foam mattress striving to offer the perfect balance of comfort and support. GhostBed decided to steer away from the typical 3″ comfort layer, adding an extra 0.5″ of comfort foam (for a total of 3.5″), hoping to meet the needs of a wider array of sleepers.
Watch the full unboxing of the GhostBed mattress below!
After my first night of sleep testing the GhostBed mattress, here are my initial thoughts:
- Medium firm feel – when you first lie on the mattress it has a medium firm to slightly firm feel in the 6.5-7 out of 10 firmness range (where 10 is the most firm). However, the mattress has a gradual increase in softness during the night, moving closer to the 6-6.5 out of 10 range. For heavier sleepers (anyone over 160 pounds) I would expect the mattress will have a softer feel more immediately, as you’ll be able to engage the contouring feel quicker due to the increased pressure. Lighter sleepers may find it’s slower to respond, but after a few minutes the mattress does a good job of relieving pressure and shaping to your body.
- Very good support – with 3.5″ of comfort foams, the GhostBed offers good support and push-back. On the first night I slept about half on my stomach and half on my side. When on my stomach the mattress did a great job of balancing my weight, helping to keep my spine alignment flat along the mattress. When on my side the mattress took a few moments to really begin to contour, but once it was able to respond to my weight changes it felt very comfortable. The GhostBed creates a balanced level of contour and body shaping, helping to provide pressure relief. My wife is primarily a back and side sleeper and felt as if it supported her equally regardless of the position she transitioned into.
- Above average edge support – while lying directly on the edge of the GhostBed, I did not feel as if I was going to be ejected from the mattress. The edges supported my body weight (140 pounds) very well. For sitting purposes the GhostBed does a pretty good job of maintaining shape also. It performs slightly better than other comparable 10″ foam mattresses for sitting, and notably better for lying positions (full sinkage / edge tests to come in my full review next week).
- Sleeps cool – with a 1.5″ top layer of aerated latex foam and a 2″ middle layer of gel memory foam, this mattress slept very cool. Latex in general is an excellent top layer foam, as it does not retain heat nearly as much as most memory foams will. The added gel memory foam vs. traditional memory foam for the core layer is an added benefit. At no time during the night did I or my wife feel warm.
As always, if you have any questions about the GhostBed mattress, feel free to drop me a comment down below.
Be sure to come back and check out the full review of the GhostBed in a few days. It should be up by early next week.