No longer are the spring coil mattresses the bedding of choice since the NASA invention of memory foam promising to relieve aches and pains for a restful sleep. This has prompted people to seek the mattress that touts complete comfort. Permitting for the even support of the body’s weight in promoting great sleep, memory foam mattresses are quickly gaining in popularity.BEST OVERALL MATTRESS
The battle of the memory foam mattresses is on, and although Tempur-pedic may have the name recognition it does not necessarily mean they are the overall best. The reviews certainly speak up loud and clear in favor of GhostBed over Tempur-pedic. GhostBed rules as far as price, ease of ordering, warranty and with its amazing trial period. Although you can purchase online, with Tempur-pedic one is urged to go the old fashioned retail store route of shopping with sales people and trying out their mattress choices for a showroom moment. The pros favor GhostBed as the winner over Tempur-pedic for its overall price, construction, comfort and its amazing trial period.
If you must have a choice is mattress options, and have unlimited funds in which to purchase a mattress, then you may want to look at the Tempur-pedic, but for the price, durability and comfort the GhostBed certainly comes out the victor.
CHART THAT BREAKS DOWN THE PROS AND CONSCompiled as per
Sleep Sherpa GhostBed and Tempur-Pedic reviews and
Mattress Clarity GhostBed and Tempur-Pedic reviews
and Memory Foam Talk GhostBed and Tempur-Pedic reviews
|I. PRICE (Memory Foam Talk)||9.9||7|
|II. MATERIALS/ DURABILITY (Mattress Clarity)||9.2||7.6|
|III. COMFORT (Memory Foam Talk)||9.5||9.5|
|IV. WARRANTY (Mattress Clarity)||9.6||7|
|V. TRIAL PERIOD (Sleep Sherpa)||9||3|
With Tempur-pedic leading the way for the memory foam mattress revolution, it is trailing behind in the competition with the newer bed-in-a-box brands of memory foam mattresses. Memory foam allows for beds to be bendable so the foam mattress can be folded compactly and vacuum sealed into a box. The box is then delivered to shopper’s front door within days of ordering online. Tempur-pedic still relies on the retail store method of sales. Memory Foam Talk, Sleep Sherpa, and Mattress Clarity breaks down the ratings of Tempur-pedic versus GhostBed.
|Size||The GhostBed*||TEMPUR Pedic Mattress|
|Twin XL||$745 $559||$1,499|
|King Traditional Size||$1175 $881||$2,699|
|Cal King Longer but Narrow||$1195 $896||$2,699|
Tempur-pedic showcases just how costly memory foam mattresses can be. With a choice of different mattress options, their lowest cost mattress is the Tempur-Cloud Prima at $1299 for a twin and up to $2499 for the King and Cal King. The Tempur-pedic highest priced bed is the GrandBed at a whopping $8599 for the King and Cal King. GhostBed gives comparable comfort with most sizes at prices below $1000. GhostBed’s Twin is a very reasonable $495. Their Queen size $895, King is $875 and their Cal King at $1075. No doubt here that GhostBed is the clear winner for its amazing price.
For its cost one certainly would expect the designer appeal of Tempur-pedic’s good looks. A pleasant surprise is GhostBed’s even nicer designer quilted mattress cover. Both companies have mattress covers that zip off for easy machine washing but with GhostBed it will be costing you a lot less and with a nicer quilted cover as opposed to Tempur-pedic’s thin cotton one.
Tempur-pedic’s website can be a bit overwhelming and does not give much information about actual construction of their mattresses. According to Memory Foam Talk Tempur-pedic’s Cloud Lux Breeze is crafted from three layers. The top TEMPUR-ES Breeze layer is said to be a cooling layer although it is all memory foam with no gel that is normally used for cooling. The middle TEMPUR-Climate layer is a support layer and the foundation layer is made of a 7-pound foam base, said to be the heaviest and thickest in the industry.
GhostBed wins over its boxed mattress competitors with a hefty 11-inch high mattress. With three layers of its own to provide a delightful sleep, GhostBed is very forthcoming about its mattress construction. The 1.5-inch top layer is made of aerated latex foam, specifically designed to be naturally responsive, plush and to provide cooling. A 2-inch middle layer is made of gel memory foam designed with a proprietary formula of larger cells to make it more reactive to the body for cooler nights. The 7.5-inch foundation layer is constructed from high density foam to allow for increased support and longevity. As stated by Memory Foam Talk, “Overall, the GhostBed has very high quality materials and construction.”
“One of the key items of GhostBed is that it is made by Nature’s Sleep, a mattress company that has been around for a number of years,” as noted by Mattress Clarity.
Comfort is key to achieving the best sleep possible with requirements that change depending on each individuals needs and wants. Where Tempur-pedic has multiple mattress choices, GhostBed specifically has designed a singular high quality mattress that is crafted to fit just about all sleeping preferences making it perfect for partners sharing a bed. Concluded by Memory Foam Talk, “The Breeze top layer is soft and you do sink into it upon laying on the mattress,” furthering, “It doesn’t have any special technology or feel super luxurious like you would think for the money,” referring to the high cost of Tempur-pedic. Memory Foam Talk speaks highly about GhostBed’s comfort, “The GhostBed has a very soft and comfortable exterior and when you lie down on it the latex and gel foam layers work together to provide a balanced feel in most sleeping positions.” Sleep Sherpa states in their GhostBed review, “The combination of cooling gel foam below ventilated latex is a nice touch.”
GhostBed clearly comes out on top with its GhostBed Mattress 20-year warranty opposed to Tempur-pedic’s 10-year full replacement limited warranty. The Tempur-pedic warranty allows for repair or replacement of defective mattress for 10 full years. GhostBed really stands behind their product, promising to fully replace the mattress if found to have a defect in the first ten years of ownership to the original owner. For years 11 through 20 of ownership GhostBed provides additional coverage and protection, stating that they will either repair a defected mattress or replace it at a prorated cost.
With 101-day sleep trial, GhostBed certainly tops Tempur-pedic’s 90-night tryout. Also showing GhostBed’s confidence in their mattress is that if you are not fully satisfied within the 101-day sleep trial period you may return the mattress for full reimbursement including shipping costs. Tempur-pedic also will refund the cost of their mattress within their sleep tryout of 90 days but you will have to pay shipping costs. Tempur-pedic does request that one sleeps on the mattress for at least 30 nights to really get a good feel for it. Stated by GhostBed, “We suggest taking 30 to 60 nights to make your decision, but we’ve given you 101 nights to relax and enjoy it.”