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 ModelTwinTwin XLFullQueenKingCalifornia 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 NameFirmness RatingThicknessWeight (Queen Size)Support Core ComponentsComfort Layer ComponentsCover Components
Leesa6 (Medium Firm)10″67 lbs6″ 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
GhostBed6 (Medium Firm)11″89 lbs7.5″ 2 PCF Polyfoam1.5″ 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.

CriteriaLeesaGhostBed
Delivery feeNo charge for standard deliveriesNo 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 KingdomThe United States (including Alaska and Hawaii)
How is the mattress shipped?Compressed and vacuum-sealed in a boxCompressed and vacuum-sealed in a box
Shipping box weightNot disclosed58 to 112 pounds
Estimated delivery time (from original order)4 to 10 business daysNot disclosed (orders ship within 24 hours of original order)
Online availabilityLeesa.com, Amazon.comGhostBed.com, Amazon.com
Amazon.com customer rating4.2 (630 reviews)4.2 (296 reviews)
Brick-and-mortar availabilityLeesa operates one brick-and-mortar store in New York City.GhostBed does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations.
Courier used for deliveryUPS GroundFedEx
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.

CriteriaLeesaGhostBed
Sleep trial length
Most sleep trials last at least 60 nights
100 nights101 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 nights30 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 feesLeesa 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.

CriteriaLeesaGhostBed
Warranty length10 years20 years
Nonprorated coverage
During nonprorated periods, mattress owners can have their defective mattress replaced without paying a percentage of the original product price
Full nonproratedNonprorated 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
None50% 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.

CriteriaLeesaGhostBed
Customer service rating (1-10)
This number is based on Tuck data
67
Better Business Bureau RatingA-D-
Company websitehttps://www.leesa.com/https://www.ghostbed.com/
Online customer chat?YesYes
Phone number1-844-335-3372 (calls only)1-855-855-4499
Phone availabilityMonday to Friday: 9am to 9pm ESTMonday to Friday
Company email address[email protected]Online email form
Social mediaFacebook
Instagram
Twitter
Pinterest
YouTube
Facebook
Instagram
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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.

CategoryCriteriaLeesa RatingGhostBed RatingWhat Users Say
Customer SatisfactionBased 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 replacedGoodGoodLeesa 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 IsolationFoam-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 GoodGoodThe 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.FairFairNeither the Leesa nor the GhostBed are particularly responsive, and owners claim this makes them less suitable for sex than bouncier, more responsive models.
ConformingFoam-based mattresses conform closely to sleeper’s bodies, which can help align the spine, target pressure points, and alleviate back painVery GoodGoodOur 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 NeutralityFoam retains more body heat than other materials, and foam mattress owners often ‘sleep hot’ as a result.FairFairBoth the Leesa and GhostBed retain body heat and sleep somewhat warm, which may be problematic for sleepers who prefer cooler surfaces.
Off-gassingSome mattresses emit particles when they are unpackaged, accompanied by unpleasant ‘off-gassing’ smells that can last for days.FairVery GoodThe 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 SupportBecause 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.PoorFairThe 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.
NoiseFoam-based mattresses create little to no noise, due to their lack of springs, coils, and other metal componentsExcellentExcellentAccording to customer feedback, both the Leesa and the GhostBed produce little to no noise.
Ease of Moving and RotatingAll mattresses are relatively heavy when it comes to moving and rotating, but some are heavier and more unwieldy than others.  Very GoodVery GoodFor 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 PositionSleeper WeightLeesaGhostBed
Side130 lbs or lessFairFair
130 lbs to 230 lbsGoodGood
230 lbs or moreGoodGood
Back130 lbs or lessGoodVery Good
130 lbs to 230 lbsGoodGood
230 lbs or moreVery GoodGood
Stomach130 lbs or lessGoodFair
130 lbs to 230 lbsVery GoodVery Good
230 lbs or moreGoodGood

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.