Leesa vs. GhostBed Mattress Comparison

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Quick Summary – Leesa vs. GhostBed

Leesa has been in business since 2014. Its flagship mattress, the Leesa, is a mixed-foam bed featuring comfort layers of polyfoam and soft memory foam, along with a high-density foam support core. It is considered ‘Medium,’ or a 5 on the 1-10 firmness scale.

GhostBed launched in 2015. Its flagship model, the GhostBed, is made with comfort layers of synthetic Dunlop latex and gel memory foam, as well as a high-density foam base. The GhostBed is ‘Medium Firm,’ or 6.

Please note: Both Leesa and Tuft & Needle sell other mattresses in addition to their flagship models.

  • Leesa offers the Sapira, a memory foam hybrid.
  • GhostBed offers the GhostBed Luxe, a mixed-foam mattress with a top layer of phase-change material.

This page compares the Leesa and GhostBed flagship mattresses only. For more details about other beds available from these brands, please visit our Sapira Mattress Reviews and GhostBed Mattress Reviews pages.

The Leesa and GhostBed share similarities in terms of construction and performance factors like pressure relief and motion isolation, but each bed has unique characteristics that distinguish one from the other. This page will look at pros and cons associated with each mattress, as well as the individual policies and overall reputations of both Leesa and GhostBed.

Leesa mattresses are great for…

  • Side, back, stomach, or combination sleepers in any weight group
  • People who usually sleep hot on all-foam beds
  • Sleepers seeking a ‘Medium’ surface that offers moderate conforming

 

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GhostBed mattresses are great for…

  • Those who suffer from frequent back pain
  • People who weigh at least 130 pounds
  • Sleepers who prefer firmer surfaces with moderate conforming

 

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Leesa vs. GhostBed: Mattress Details & Ratings

MODEL Description
Leesa Mattress
Foam
Medium
Moderate
Good for Back Pain
Back
Full mattress details

Mattress Specs

  • 5
  • 100 nights
  • 10 Year, Limited
  • online, in-store
  • 71 lbs
  • Foam
  • $995/Queen
  • Free

Sleep Rating

Durability
Good

The durability of Leesa mattresses should be on par with most mixed foam models — roughly 7-8 years with nightly use.

Motion Isolation
Very Good

The dense, multi-layered foam construction of Leesa mattresses cuts down on motion transfer to a significant degree, according to owners.

Conforming
Very Good

Leesa owners say their mattress conforms very closely to help align the spine and alleviate aches and pains throughout the body, though some larger sleepers say it lacks sufficient support.

Sex
Fair

Leesa mattresses offer some bounce, but these models may not be responsive enough for some couples.

Temperature Neutrality
Good

The Leesa can sleep hot, owners say, but this mattress is relatively cool compared to many competing foam-based models.

Off-gassing
Fair

Like many other foam mattresses, the Leesa is associated with some off-gassing odor, but the smells tend to dissipate within a few days.

Edge Support
Fair

Edge support is fair for most of the mixed foam, universal comfort beds on the market. The Leesa is no better or worse, but on par with it's competitors.

Noise
Excellent

Leesa mattresses are virtually silent when bearing weight.

Ghostbed
Foam
Medium Firm
Inexpensive
Good for Back Pain
Back
Full mattress details

Mattress Specs

  • 6
  • 101 nights
  • 20 Year
  • online
  • 89lbs
  • Latex
  • $795.00/Queen
  • Free

Sleep Rating

Durability
Good

Average to above-average longevity is expected from the Ghostbed, but the company has been in business for less than three years and long-term performance has not been evaluated.

Motion Isolation
Very Good

The Ghostbed isolates motion to some extent, but not as much as the average foam-latex mattress.

Conforming
Very Good

Ghostbed owners claim the mattress conforms somewhat closely and alleviates a fair amount of aches and pains/

Sex
Good

The Ghostbed is not particularly bouncy or springy, and the bed may not be responsive enough for some couples.

Temperature Neutrality
Good

The top latex layer somewhat tempers the Ghostbed’s memory foam, but some customers claim the mattress still sleeps relatively hot.

Off-gassing
Very Good

The Ghostbed emits little to no odor, which is rare for mattresses with memory foam,

Edge Support
Good

The Ghostbed offers better edge support than many other memory foam and latex models, but the bed is still susceptible to sinkage in places where people sit.

Noise
Excellent

The Ghostbed is virtually silent when bearing weight.

Sizes and Pricing

Below you’ll find current prices for the Leesa and GhostBed in each available size.

Size Leesa GhostBed
Twin $525 $445
Twin XL $695 $620
Full $855 $770
Queen $995 $795
King $1,195 $975
California King $1,195 $995

Mattress Construction

The next table lists firmness, thickness, weight, and material composition specifications for the Leesa and GhostBed mattresses.

Specification Leesa GhostBed
Firmness 5 (Medium) 6 (Medium Firm)
Thickness 10″ 11″
Weight (Queen) 71 lbs. 89 lbs.
Support Core Components 6″ 1.8 PCF HD Polyfoam 7 1/2″ 2 PCF HD Polyfoam
Comfort Layer Components 2″ 3 PCF Polyfoam
2″ 3 PCF Polyfoam
1 1/2″ Synthetic Dunlop Latex
2″ 4 PCF Gel Memory Foam
Cover Composition Polyester and Lycra® Spandex Viscose/Polyester Blend

How is the Leesa built?

The Leesa’s comfort system has two components: a top layer of polyfoam with an indentation load deflection (ILD) of 13; and a bottom layer of memory foam with an ILD of 9. These layers combine for a ‘Medium’ firmness that provides noticeable conforming but won’t hug the sleeper’s body too closely (a common complaint regarding memory foam beds).

The Leesa has a support core made from high-density polyfoam that reinforces the entire bed and maintains a flat, even surface that won’t sag excessively. The Leesa weighs 71 pounds in a Queen size – light even by all-foam mattress standards – and should be relatively easy for most owners to lift and rotate the bed as recommended.

How is the GhostBed built?

The GhostBed’s comfort system also has two components: a top layer of synthetic Dunlop latex and a bottom layer of 4 PCF gel memory foam. Because the mattress is ‘Medium Firm,’ its conforming levels are ideal for people who weigh at least 130 pounds. The latex layer is also aerated to help cool down the mattress.

The GhostBed’s high-density polyfoam base layer is 7.5″ thick, which is thicker-than-average, and support is a key strength. Due to its latex layer, the GhostBed weighs more than the average all-foam mattress – 89 pounds in a Queen size. This may make it more difficult to lift and rotate compared to the Leesa.

Sleep Position Ratings

SLEEP POSITION LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Leesa Mattress
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD
Ghostbed
Side
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Side
FAIR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Side
GOOD
Back
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Back
GOOD
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Back
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Back
GOOD
Stomach
LIGHT WEIGHT
Less than 130 LBS
Stomach
FAIR
AVERAGE WEIGHT
130 LBS - 230 LBS
Stomach
VERY GOOD
HEAVY WEIGHT
Greater than 230 LBS
Stomach
GOOD

Leesa Sleeper Ratings

The Leesa’s ‘Medium’ firmness makes it optimal for those in the average weight group (130 to 230 pounds), but both lighter and heavier sleepers experience conforming and pressure relief to some extent. It is also suitable for all sleep positions, including stomach sleepers, a group that historically struggles with all-foam mattresses. The Leesa isolates motion transfer effectively and makes no noise when bearing weight. As a result, it is an excellent choice for couples, as well.

GhostBed Sleeper Ratings

The GhostBed is optimal for those who weigh at least 130 pounds; lighter individuals may find the mattress too firm. The mattress conforms moderately without excessive hugging, and may also be suitable for sleepers who experience frequent aches and pains in their neck, shoulders, lower back, and other sensitive areas. Other strengths of the GhostBed include good temperature neutrality (due in part to the latex layer), excellent motion isolation, and no noise when bearing weight.

Sleep Trials, Warranty, and Delivery

Leesa

Sleep trial 100 nights
Refund Full
Warranty 10 years, nonprorated
Where do they ship? The U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Germany
Trial period, warranty, and delivery details

Trial Period and Guarantee

Leesa offers a 100-night sleep trial for the Leesa mattress.

  1. The sleep trial requires a 30-night break-in period. Customers cannot return their bed until at least 30 nights have elapsed.
  2. The 100-night sleep trial will be voided if the mattress leaves its original country of purchase.
  3. Leesa provides prepaid shipping labels to customers, allowing them to return the mattress at no extra charge.

Warranty

Leesa offers a 10-year nonprorated warranty:

  1. This warranty is entirely nonprorated.
  2. Leesa will void the if the mattress is not used with a supportive base or foundation.
  3. Leesa covers all costs associated with repairing or replacing defective mattresses; owners pay all shipping costs.
  4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that measure 1″ or deeper.
    • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause foam to split or crack despite proper care and maintenance.
    • Defects with the mattress cover, including unraveled seams and/or broken zippers.
  5. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring less than 1″ deep.
    • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other types of physical damage caused by misuse or neglect.
    • Repair or replacement requests that occur due to changes in the owner’s comfort preferences.
  6. This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively available to original owners who purchase their mattress from Leesa or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer will not qualify for warranty coverage.

Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for Leesa mattresses is as follows:

  1. Leesa customers usually receive their mattress within three to seven business days of placing their order.
  2. In addition to free standard delivery, Leesa offers White Glove delivery for a flat $100 fee. This service includes in-home mattress assembly; it is only available in select locations. For an additional $50 ($150 total), White Glove delivery personnel will also remove the customer’s old mattress.
  3. Customers can only make changes to their delivery address within 24 hours of placing their order.

How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Compressed and shipped in a box.
Where Do They Ship?: Leesa ships mattresses to customers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Germany. Please note that White Glove delivery is not available in all locations.
Delivery Fee: Standard delivery is free of charge. White Glove delivery costs a flat fee of $100, plus $50 ($150 total) for old mattress removal.

Old Mattress Removal

Old mattress removal is available for an additional $50 fee with White Glove delivery ($150 total). Old mattress removal is not offered with standard mattress deliveries.

GhostBed

Sleep trial 101 nights
Refund Full
Warranty 20 years, partially prorated
Where do they ship? All 50 states
Trial period, warranty, and delivery details

Trial Period and Guarantee

GhostBed offers a 101-night sleep trial for the GhostBed mattress.

  1. This sleep trial requires a 30-night break-in period. Customers will not be able to return the mattress until at least 30 nights have elapsed.
  2. The sleep trial begins on the day the mattress first ships.
  3. This sleep trial is exclusively offered to customers who buy their mattress directly from GhostBed; those who purchase their mattress on Amazon.com will only be eligible for that site’s standard 30-night trial.
  4. One mattress return per household is allowed.

Warranty

GhostBed offers a 20-year nonprorated warranty:

  1. This warranty is partially prorated. GhostBed repairs or replaces defective mattresses for free during the first 10 years of ownership. Beginning in year 11, customers will pay a prorated fee for mattress replacements that increases five percent (5%) for each successive year of ownership until 20 years have elapsed.
  2. This warranty protects the mattress cover for one year.
  3. At any point in the warranty, mattress owners must pay all shipping charges associated with mattress repairs or replacements.
  4. The warranty will cover the following defects:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface measuring one inch (1″) or deeper.
    • Physical flaws in the mattress that cause materials to split or crack despite proper use and handling.
  5. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Sagging or indentations in the sleep surface that measure less than one inch (1″) deep.
    • Normal increases in mattress material softness that do not compromise its pressure-relieving abilities.
    • Damage that occurs due to lack of proper foundational support.
  6. This warranty is non-transferable. It is exclusively available to original owners who purchase their mattress from GhostBed or an authorized retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or a non-authorized retailer will not be eligible for warranty coverage.

Delivery Policy

The delivery policy for GhostBed mattresses is as follows:

  1. GhostBed ships all mattresses within 24 hours of the order being placed; most customers receive their mattress within three to five business days.
  2. Customers are given a FedEx tracking number to monitor their mattress delivery once the product has shipped.
  3. Changes cannot be made to the order once it has been finalized; customers who cancel orders must pay a 15% restocking fee.

How Is the Mattress Shipped?: Compressed, vacuum-sealed, and shipped in a box.
Where Do They Ship?: All 50 states, but no U.S. territories or international addresses.
Delivery Fee: Shipping in the contiguous U.S. is free of charge; customers in Alaska and Hawaii pay a flat delivery fee of $600.

Old Mattress Removal

GhostBed does not offer old mattress removal.

Our Recommendations

Choose the Leesa if...
  • You want a mattress that offers moderate conforming and a ‘Medium’ feel
  • You tend to sleep hot on other all-foam beds
  • You and/or your partner awaken easily due to movement or noise
The Leesa may not be suitable if...
  • You prefer beds that conform closely
  • You want a mattress that feels firmer than ‘Medium’
Choose the GhostBed if...
  • You suffer from aches and pains in the neck, shoulders, lower back, or hips
  • You weigh at least 130 pounds
  • You want a mattress that offers moderate conforming with a firmer feel
The GhostBed may not be suitable if...
  • You weigh less than 130 pounds
  • You want a mattress that feels ‘Medium’ or softer

Additional Information

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.