Leesa vs. GhostBed Mattress Comparison

Introduction

Leesa Sleep, LLC, first launched in 2014. The company’s flagship mattress, the Leesa, is a mixed-foam model. The comfort system is constructed with layers of Avena® foam and memory foam, and the support core is made of polyfoam.

GhostBed was founded was founded in 2015; its parent company, Nature’s Sleep, launched in 2001. GhostBed’s flagship mattress has a comfort system featuring a top layer of aerated Dunlop latex and a bottom layer of gel memory foam; the support core is made of polyfoam.

Please note that Leesa also offers the Sapira, a hybrid mattress with a memory foam comfort system and a pocketed coil support core. The Sapira is excluded from this comparison page; only the flagship Leesa and GhostBed models will be discussed.

Both mattresses have received above-average customer satisfaction ratings, but each model offers benefits and drawbacks for customers. This page will compare both mattresses in terms of construction, firmness, size, and pricing, as well as the delivery policies, sleep trials, warranty terms, and overall reputation of Leesa and GhostBed.

Brand Summary

Pros of the Leesa mattress include:

  • Virtually no noise
  • Better-than-average motion isolation
  • Close conforming and more pressure relief than most other foam-based mattresses
  • Low price-point

Pros of the GhostBed mattress include:

  • Virtually no noise
  • Strong edge support
  • Low price-point
  • Below-average shipping times

You might not be suited for the Leesa mattress if:

  • You tend to sleep hot or warm
  • You prefer to sleep on a mattress that is higher or lower than ‘Medium-Firm’
  • You require strong edge support
  • You want a mattress that has been evaluated for long-term performance

You might not be suited for the GhostBed mattress if:

  • You tend to sleep hot or warm
  • You prefer to sleep on a mattress that is higher or lower than ‘Medium Firm’
  • You want a mattress that significantly isolates and minimizes motion
  • You want a mattress that has been evaluated for long-term performance

Sizes and Pricing

The table below features current prices for the Leesa and GhostBed mattresses in all available sizes.

Mattress Model Twin Twin XL Full Queen King California King
Leesa $425 $525 $690 $840 $970 $970
GhostBed $445 $600 $700 $695 $875 $895

Mattress Construction

Below you’ll find a detailed breakdown of all layers, components, and dimensions of the Leesa and GhostBed mattresses. Please note that both mattresses have received an identical firmness rating of ‘Medium Firm’, or a 6 on our firmness scale.

Product Name Firmness Rating Thickness Weight (Queen Size) Support Core Components Comfort Layer Components Cover Components
Leesa 6 (Medium Firm) 10″ 67 lbs 6″ 1.8 PCF Foam (32 ILD) 2″ 3.65 PCF Avena Foam (20 ILD)
2″ 3 Memory PCF Polyfoam (9 ILD)
Woven Polyester and Lycra® Spandex
GhostBed 6 (Medium Firm) 11″ 89 lbs 7.5″ 2 PCF Polyfoam 1.5″ Aerated Synthetic Dunlop Latex
2″ 4 PCF Gel Memory Foam
Polyester

Shipping Information, Trial Period & Warranty

The next four tables look at sleep trials, warranty terms, and other company policies associated with Leesa and Ghostbed. The first table compares the two brands in terms of shipping and deliveries.

Criteria Leesa GhostBed
Delivery fee No charge for standard deliveries No charge for standard deliveries in the contiguous U.S.: $600 for deliveries to Alaska and Hawaii
Where do they deliver? United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, and the United Kingdom The United States (including Alaska and Hawaii)
How is the mattress shipped? Compressed and vacuum-sealed in a box Compressed and vacuum-sealed in a box
Shipping box weight Not disclosed 58 to 112 pounds
Estimated delivery time (from original order) 4 to 10 business days Not disclosed (orders ship within 24 hours of original order)
Online availability Leesa.com, Amazon.com GhostBed.com, Amazon.com
Amazon.com customer rating 4.2 (630 reviews) 4.2 (296 reviews)
Brick-and-mortar availability Leesa operates one brick-and-mortar store in New York City. GhostBed does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations.
Courier used for delivery UPS Ground FedEx
White Glove delivery?
For an extra fee, some mattress sellers provide in-home assembly and packaging waste disposal
Leesa does not offer White Glove delivery. GhostBed does not offer White Glove delivery.
Old mattress removal?
For an extra fee, some mattress sellers will remove a customer’s old mattress during the delivery and transport it to a recycling facility or donation center
Leesa does not offer old mattress removal. GhostBed does not offer old mattress removal.

The second table features information about the mattress sleep trials offered by Leesa and GhostBed.

Criteria Leesa GhostBed
Sleep trial length
Most sleep trials last at least 60 nights
100 nights 101 nights
Mandatory break-in period?
Some mattress sellers require mattress buyers to test out their mattress for a certain length of time before they can return or exchange it
30 nights 30 nights
Return charges
Some mattress companies require mattress owners to pay transportation and handling fees associated with their mattress return
Leesa mattress returns are free for customers in the lower 48 states, but customers in Alaska and Hawaii must pay a $100 return fee. None; GhostBed will handle shipping and handling fees associated with mattress returns.
Other fees Leesa will deduct ‘the value of any reward card received with purchase’ from the mattress refund. None
Exchanges offered?
Some mattress sellers allow customers to exchange their mattress for a different model or firmness during the sleep trial
Not disclosed. No
Sleep trial available for Amazon.com customers?
In some cases, Amazon.com customers and others who do not buy their mattress directly from the brand will not qualify for the company’s sleep trial
Yes; Amazon.com customers qualify for a full 100-night sleep trial. No; GhostBed mattresses purchased on Amazon.com qualify for that website’s standard 30-night mattress sleep trial.

The next table includes details about warranty coverage terms and conditions for Leesa and GhostBed mattresses.

Criteria Leesa GhostBed
Warranty length 10 years 20 years
Nonprorated coverage
During nonprorated periods, mattress owners can have their defective mattress replaced without paying a percentage of the original product price
Full nonprorated Nonprorated for the first 10 years
Prorated for the last 10 years
Prorated charges
In most cases, prorated costs of replacing a mattress are calculated by multiplying a percentage of the original product price by the number of years of ownership
None 50% of the original product price plus 5% for each year of ownership
Transportation/handling charges
Some mattress companies hold owners responsible for paying shipping and handling fees associated with repairing or replacing a defective mattress
Owners are responsible for shipping and handling charges associated with mattress repairs or replacements. Owners are responsible for shipping and handling charges associated with mattress repairs or replacements.
Foundational requirements
In many cases, a mattress seller will void an owner’s warranty if an adequate foundation is not used to support the mattress
A solid base or foundation substantial enough to support the mattress and occupant(s)’. A firm, solid-surface, or adjustable bed base (mattress supports)’.
Indentation depth
Most mattress sellers will only repair or replace indented mattresses if the sagging reaches a certain depth
1″ 1″

The final table weighs Leesa and GhostBed in terms of customer service offerings and overall company reputations.

Criteria Leesa GhostBed
Customer service rating (1-10)
This number is based on Tuck data
6 7
Better Business Bureau Rating A- D-
Company website https://www.leesa.com/ https://www.ghostbed.com/
Online customer chat? Yes Yes
Phone number 1-844-335-3372 (calls only) 1-855-855-4499
Phone availability Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm EST Monday to Friday
Company email address [email protected] Online email form
Social media Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Pinterest
YouTube
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
Pinterest

Mattress Performance Comparison

This table compares Leesa and GhostBed mattresses based on durability, motion isolation, noise, off-gassing, and other performance metrics. All grades are generated through customer experiences with these brands.

Category Criteria Leesa Rating GhostBed Rating What Users Say
Customer Satisfaction Based on data collection, this is an overall customer sentiment regarding the Leesa and GhostBed mattresses. 76% 79% Both Leesa and GhostBed have earned above-average customer satisfaction ratings, with GhostBed taking a slight edge.
Durability The average mattress will perform for at least seven years before it needs to be replaced Good Good Leesa and GhostBed mattress owners experience minimal indentations and premature degradation, but both brands are relatively new and they have not been assessed for long-term performance.
Motion Isolation Foam-based mattresses are designed to minimize motion and isolate it from other areas of the sleep surface, which can cut down on nighttime disruptions. Very Good Good The GhostBed isolates motion and minimizes nighttime disruptions to some extent, but not as much as the Leesa and other mattresses that are entirely foam-based.
Sex Foam-based mattresses are less responsive by design, and may not be as suitable for sex as innerspring or hybrid models. Fair Fair Neither the Leesa nor the GhostBed are particularly responsive, and owners claim this makes them less suitable for sex than bouncier, more responsive models.
Conforming Foam-based mattresses conform closely to sleeper’s bodies, which can help align the spine, target pressure points, and alleviate back pain Very Good Good Our reports indicate that the Leesa conforms very closely and alleviates high amounts of pressure; the GhostBed also conforms and relieves pressure, but not to the same extent.
Temperature Neutrality Foam retains more body heat than other materials, and foam mattress owners often ‘sleep hot’ as a result. Fair Fair Both the Leesa and GhostBed retain body heat and sleep somewhat warm, which may be problematic for sleepers who prefer cooler surfaces.
Off-gassing Some mattresses emit particles when they are unpackaged, accompanied by unpleasant ‘off-gassing’ smells that can last for days. Fair Very Good The Leesa mattress is associated with above-average off-gassing, while the GhostBed produces minimal odor; in either case, the smells should dissipate within one to two days.
Edge Support Because of their construction, foam-based mattresses often provide little to no edge support and may sink prematurely in areas of the bed where people tend to sit. Poor Fair The Leesa offers little to no edge support and may sink around the edges where people tend to sit; GhostBed mattresses offer stronger edge support by comparison, but not as much as the average innerspring or true hybrid.
Noise Foam-based mattresses create little to no noise, due to their lack of springs, coils, and other metal components Excellent Excellent According to customer feedback, both the Leesa and the GhostBed produce little to no noise.
Ease of Moving and Rotating All mattresses are relatively heavy when it comes to moving and rotating, but some are heavier and more unwieldy than others.   Very Good Very Good For Queen-size models, both the Leesa and the GhostBed weigh less than 90 pounds (which is lighter than average); however, the Leesa is still more than 20 pounds lighter than the GhostBed.

In many cases, one’s experience with a mattress will depend on two factors: body weight and preferred sleep position. The next table compares Leesa and GhostBed mattresses based on these two factors.

Sleeper Position Sleeper Weight Leesa GhostBed
Side 130 lbs or less Fair Fair
130 lbs to 230 lbs Good Good
230 lbs or more Good Good
Back 130 lbs or less Good Very Good
130 lbs to 230 lbs Good Good
230 lbs or more Very Good Good
Stomach 130 lbs or less Good Fair
130 lbs to 230 lbs Very Good Very Good
230 lbs or more Good Good

Conclusion

The Leesa is a mixed Avena® foam and memory foam mattress with a current customer satisfaction rating of 76%. To learn more about this brand, please visit our Leesa Mattress Review page.

The GhostBed is a mixed Dunlop latex and gel memory foam mattress with a customer satisfaction rating of 79%. For more information, please visit our GhostBed Mattress Review page.

Choosing the right mattress for you can be a difficult decision. Tuck.com strives to help mattress shoppers evaluate different models and decide which product best meets their needs and preferences. To learn more about how we compare products, please visit our Mattress Methodology page.