|Manufacturer||Ghost Bed Natural Mattress
by Ghost Bed Natural
|Materials||Organic Cotton Cover,
2" Talalay Latex,
8" coil layer,
1" Dunlop latex.
USDA organic cotton,
OEKO Tex limits VOCs from textiles
|Queen||60" x 80" x 12" 89lbs|
|Manufacturer||Ghost Bed Natural Mattress
by Ghost Bed Natural
In this Ghost Bed Natural review, you’ll find answers to all the questions you may have about this Talalay hybrid natural latex mattress.
By the year 2001, Marc Werner had undergone three neck surgeries and was struggling to find a good mattress and pillow that would alleviate his pain. When he couldn’t find an adequate solution, he decided to create his own mattress and pillow. That is when he founded Nature’s Sleep.
In 2010, Marc founded Ghost Bed, with the mission to make the customer journey as easy as possible. Ghost Bed was one of the first mattress companies to ship the mattress directly to the consumer by vacuum packing and shipping it in a box with carriers like FedEx and UPS. This is now known as the “bed in a box”. In doing so, he eliminated the pushy salesperson and the huge commission that is typically paid to a furniture store.
Marc was originally involved in the family-owned Werner company, which manufactures aluminum and fibreglass ladders. So, he comes from a family tradition of inventors and entrepreneurs. The innovation didn’t stop at Nature’s Sleep and Ghost Bed, as in April 2021, Marc launched the Ghost Bed Natural, a mattress that is certified organic from top to bottom.
Keep reading this Ghost Bed Natural review to find out about all its materials, pros and cons and specifications. The Ghost Bed Natural features an organic cotton cover, a wool fire barrier, a 2″ layer of Talalay Latex, an 8″ coil layer and a 1″ Dunlop latex layer.
Ghost Best Natural Review
A hybrid latex mattress
The Ghost Bed natural is a hybrid mattress, meaning that it is a combination between spring coils and latex foam. In this case, the foam consists of Talalay latex and Dunlop latex.
Ghost Bed Natural Review of the Layers
5 layers provide targeted support and pressure relief at your hips and shoulders so you can sleep soundly. You won’t be exposing yourself to toxic VOCs as with a conventional polyurethane mattress, because the components are all-natural.
- Organic Cotton Cover
- Wool comfort layer and fire barrier
- 2″ Talalay Latex
- 8″ coil layer
- 1″ Dunlop latex
Ghost Bed Natural Cotton Cover
The cover of the Ghost Bed Natural is made of certified organic cotton that is soft to the touch. The cotton is certified organic by GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and USDA organic. The cotton is breathable. And together with the wool fire barrier and the Talalay latex, it keeps you cool at night.
You’ll never be in direct contact with the wool layer, so you needn’t worry about that prickly and itchy feeling when you are sleeping. Wool acts as a soft transition layer between your body and the latex comfort layer. Wool is naturally breathable and acts as an effective natural fire barrier.
In conventional mattresses, the fire barrier is made up of synthetic fibre that is treated with potentially toxic VOCs. Depending on the types of chemicals used, they can off-gas into your home environment and may cause some long-term health issues.
Ghost Bed Natural Latex Review of the latex Foam Layers
The 2-inch Talalay latex layer rests on top of the spring coils, while the 1-inch Dunlop latex layer provides cushioning below the spring coils. The Talalay layer provides a bouncier feel than the Dunlop which is especially beneficial for side sleepers. Talalay has a more consistent cell structure than Dunlop latex, which is why some people report that it offers more pressure relief than Dunlop. One downside of Talalay is that it is more expensive to produce since there are more steps involved in the manufacturing process.
Both the Talalay and Dunlop are certified by GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard).
8-inch coil unit
The Ghost Bed Natural features an 8-inch coil unit that is made up of individually wrapped coils. Together with the Talalay latex, the coils provide a buoyant feeling when you’re lying down. Since the coils are individually wrapped and independent of one another, they prevent motion transfer, which is great for partner sleep.
The perimeter of the coil unit is made up of two rows of reinforced coils which help prevent roll-off and provide support while you are sitting on the edge of the bed.
Customers have rated the mattress as a 5.5 – 6.5/10 in their Ghost Bed Natural review. The Ghost Bed Natural provides the pressure relief of an all-latex mattress (no spring coils) and the traditional bounce of a spring coil mattress.
Although there is only one choice of firmness, most people will find it comfortable and pressure relieving. The firmness is optimal for back sleepers, side sleepers and all-around sleepers. It may be somewhat soft for stomach sleepers so people that sleep exclusively in this position may want to search for another option.
Ghost Bed Natural Review Of Price And Sizing
The Ghost Bed Natural is priced in the mid-range compared to other certified organic natural latex mattresses. The 2-inch Talalay latex layer is a bit more expensive than an equivalent Dunlop, so the Ghost Bed Natural is priced accordingly.Ghost Bed Natural Price
- Twin XL: 38″ x 80″ x 12″ 62lbs
- Queen: 60″ x 80″ x 12″ 89lbs
- King: 76″ x 80″ x 12″ 112lbs
- California King: 72″ x 84″ x 12″ 112lbs
- Split King: 76″ x 80″ x 12″ 124lbs
Talalay latex has the natural ability to isolate motion. Together with the 8-inch coil unit, the Talalay latex layer attenuates the movement of someone that rolls over on the other side of the bed. This is ideal for couples that share a bed. Partner disturbance can make you lose sleep, which can be a detriment to your general wellbeing.
The 5 layer Ghost Bed Natural offers excellent pressure relief. The cotton cover, wool, and 2-inch Talalay latex layer will be most active when taking pressure off your hips and shoulders, especially if you are a side sleeper. Talalay latex is reported to have a spongier feel than Dunlop and may lower symptoms of joint pain.
One of the most beneficial characteristics of the Ghost Bed Natural is its ability to aid in temperature control. The wool fire barrier can wick away moisture and provide a breathable cushioning layer while acting as an effective fire barrier. Below the wool, the Talalay latex layer evacuates excess heat and moisture thanks to an open cell structure and pinholes that are moulded into it during the curing process.
The Ghost Bed Natural excels in edge support thanks to a reinforced perimeter in the coil layer. The 8-inch coil layer has two rows of higher resistance coils which prevent roll-off on the edge of the bed. This is a great benefit to those that like sitting on the bed, to put on shoes for example, as they won’t sink in too much. A hybrid mattress like the Ghost Bed Natural has a definite advantage over all latex mattresses in terms of edge support. Since all-latex mattresses have no spring coil unit, you can expect to experience a lot of sinkage on the edge of the bed.
Ease of Movement
Talalay latex together with a pocketed spring coil layer, like in the Ghost Bed Natural is highly responsive. That means that the surface of the bed regains its shape instantly when there is any release in pressure. The same applies to when someone changes sleeping positions; the surface of the bed responds instantly. There is no lag time, which is the case with some types of polyurethane foam and especially memory foam.
The Ghost Bed Natural is certified by OEKO Tex, which limits the amount of VOCs that a textile product can have. OEKO Tex tests the product for any substances that can be harmful to human health. OEKO TEX certifies that the product is free of a long list of chemicals, materials and additives.
Note that any textile product, whether all-natural like the Ghost Bed Natural or synthetic polyurethane mattress will have an odour when new. After it is removed from the vacuum packaging, a natural latex mattress may have an inoffensive odour that emanates from the cotton, wool and latex components. This may persist for a few days but is harmless to your health. On the other hand, a mattress that is made of synthetic materials will off-gas VOCs into the home environment. In the case of a polyurethane synthetic mattress, the smell is offensive and might even be unbearable for sleep. Repeated exposure to VOCs, as in the case of a chemical mattress, may have a detrimental impact on your health.
Who is the Ghost Bed Natural For?
Since the Ghost Bed Natural is a 12-inch thick mattress, it can accommodate body weights up to 330 pounds. If you are heavier, you should consider going with a 14-inch hybrid mattress. Since the Ghost Bed Natural is a hybrid mattress and has an 8-inch spring coil layer, it can accommodate heavy bodyweights and not bottom out. The spring coil layer ensures that the mattress remains breathable while heavily compressed.
If you are average weight, the Ghost Bed Natural is a fantastic option, especially if you want to get the contouring benefits of the Talalay latex.
Environmentally & health-conscious
Apart from the spring coil layer, the Ghost Bed Natural is made of renewable, sustainable and organic materials. Cotton, wool and latex are just as durable as their synthetic counterparts. Another advantage is that the materials are biodegradable. Once the mattress reaches the end of its life, the materials will break down much more easily.
Different Sleeping Positions on the Ghost Bed Natural
All Around Sleepers
The medium firmness and Talalay comfort layer make the Ghost Bed Natural an excellent choice for people that sleep in a variety of positions. From back to side to stomach, you will find support and pressure relief for a rejuvenating sleep experience, night after night. The 5.5 – 6.5 /10 firmness rating means that the mattress accommodates you in a variety of positions with the Talalay and spring coils working together to offer targeted support.
Side sleepers across a wide weight range will get amazing support and pressure relief when sleeping on the Ghost Bed Natural. The wool and Talalay layers work together to remove the pressure that may be felt at the hips and shoulders over a long period of time. The 8-inch pocketed coil layer provides targeted support and pressure relief since each coil is individual. The medium firmness allows just the right amount of sinkage to a side sleeper. Side sleepers need a mattress that offers good pressure relief because the body’s weight is concentrated in a smaller area around the hips and shoulders in this position.
People under 230 pounds will find the surface of the Ghost Bed Natural ideal for a rejuvenating night’s rest. The Talalay latex layer provides a winning balance of cushioning and support. Your hips and shoulders will sink just the right amount into the contouring Talalay foam layer.
The Ghost Bed Natural is suitable for stomach sleepers, providing their bodyweight does not cause excessive sinking. This could cause a strain in the lower back. Since it is medium firmness, the Ghost Bed Natural would only be suitable for stomach sleepers below 140 pounds. Stomach sleepers are generally more comfortable on a firm mattress because there is less of a tendency to cause an arch in the lower back.
Stomach sleepers that are above 230 pounds may sink too much into the mattress. In this case, it is difficult to keep the spine properly aligned.
Shipping, Trial and Warranty
The Ghost Bed Natural comes with free shipping to the lower 48 states. There is an additional 600$ shipping charge for Alaska and Hawaii.
The mattress usually ships within 24 hours and will arrive at your doorstep in 3 – 5 business days.
The trial period for the Ghost Bed Natural is 101 days. You must try out the mattress for at least 30 days before contacting Ghost Bed Natural to return the mattress. After 30 days and before 101 days you can contact the Ghost Bed support team about the return. Ghost Bed will offer some options to optimize the comfort or give you a refund.
When switching to the Ghost Bed natural, you may sense a different feel from your current mattress. That’s why Ghost Bed Natural asks that you give yourself 30 days as an adjustment period to get used to sleeping on it.
The Ghost Bed Natural is covered by a 25-year warranty.
The 25-year warranty covers the following:
- Indentations greater than 1-inch. Your foundation or box spring cannot be the cause of the indentation. Ensure your foundation is level and not sagging.
- Physical flaws in the mattress that cause the latex to crack. Damage sustained during moving is not covered.
- Manufacturing flaws.
- Warranty validity only applies to the original purchaser of the mattress.
We’ve done our best to cover all the important product details in this Ghost Bed Natural review. If you have any more questions about the mattress, please reach out to us on the contact page.
The Ghost Bed Natural has the winning combination of nature’s finest materials organic cotton, wool, and organic latex. The Talalay latex layer, which is more spongy and responsive to the touch than Dunlop, is there to support and cradle every curve of your body.
With Ghost Bed Natural’s 101-night sleep trial, there is no reason why you shouldn’t try out this mattress. If you’re thinking about switching to a certified organic natural latex mattress, the Ghost Bed Natural should definitely be on your shortlist.