GhostBed Adjustable Base vs Leggett & Platt Simplicity 3.0 Adjustable Base

Last Updated on April 13, 2024

The adjustable bed base has become the pursued choice for those looking to up their game when it comes to finding the perfect foundation for their memory foam mattress. With the features of built-in massage, zero-gravity, TV, and other options the adjustable base is making the bed the place to not only sleep, but to work and enjoy life as well.

GhostBed vs Leggett & Platt Simplicity 3.0

Best Overall Adjustable Base

Bedding manufacturers have been joining the race to build the best adjustable foundation possible in their efforts to up the game to win over consumers seeking the ultimate in a sleep center. As a mate to the now sought after memory foam mattress, the adjustable bed base is gaining popularity for its added health benefits, as well as lifestyle advantages.

With an amazing low price matched with an array of features, the GhostBed adjustable base is the obvious best overall winner compared to the similar Leggett & Platt Simplicity 3.0 adjustable bed.

Price alone at hundreds less than the Simplicity 3.0 places the GhostBed base in the lead over Leggett & Platt’s similar model base. When comparing remote functions of presets, massage and flashlight the GhostBed adjustable base is the clear winner over Leggett & Platt.

Add to the not-to-beat price and wonderful features is GhostBed’s limited lifetime warranty that certainly wins over Leggett & Platt’s 25-year limited warranty.

GhostBed manufactures and sells their own adjustable base that is easy to order and ships out immediately for quick delivery to one’s doorstep. One must order the Leggett & Platt adjustable base from a third party so it can vary in price and delivery options and charges.

I. Price

II. Features Breakdown

III. Materials/ Durability

IV. Comfort

V. Warranty


( prices)
TWIN XL (38” X 80”) $999 $1,228
QUEEN (60” X 80”) $1199 $1,278
SPLIT KING (2 – TWIN XL)(76” X 80”) $3,790 $1,895 $2,278

There is no question that GhostBed wins for their wonderful low price compared to the Leggett & Platt Simplicity 3.0 adjustable base.

II. Features Breakdown

Features GhostBed Leggett & Platt Simplicity 3.0
Massage Modes 15 Modes Wave Intensity
Massage Intensity Levels 10, 20 and 30 minute timers for auto shut down Wave Intensity
Lounge Yes No
Tilts Head & Foot Head & Foot
Factory Preset Positions 3 – TV, Zero Gravity, Lounge 2 – Zero Gravity, Snore
Flat Yes Yes
Tv Yes No
Zero-Gravity Yes Yes
Memory Custom Programmable Positions 2 2
Remote Wireless, Backlit, 18 functions Wireless, Backlit, 15 functions, safety lock
Emergency Power Down Yes – Auto to flat in power outage Yes – Auto to flat in power outage
Sync Capable Yes – Two Twin XL can be synced for one King Yes – Two Twin XL can be synced for one King
Height Adjustability Fixed 12 inches Yes – 6 to 10 inches
No. of Legs 6 6
USB Ports Yes – On each side No
Mattress Retention System Anti-Skid Decking, Retainer Bar Micro-Hook Strips, Retainer Bar
Under-bed lighting Yes Yes
Remote Flashlight Yes No
Warranty Full 1 year – Parts, Labor, Freight Limited 2nd year – Parts
Limited Lifetime – Steel Frame, Mech Base Parts
Full 1 year – Parts, Labor, Freight Limited 2nd & 3rd year – Parts
25-Year Limited – Steel Frame, Mech Base Parts

III. Materials/Durability

Upon first look one would be hard pressed to view much differences between the GhostBed adjustable base and the Leggett & Platt Simplicity 3.0. Both are designed with a grey fabric wrapped foundation of about the same height that sits upon a metal base. Both bases are shipped ready to assemble.

For both manufacturers, no tools are needed for assembly. To be noted it is recommended that two people are needed for safety to lift the heavy bases, but one person can easily assemble both the GhostBed base and the Simplicity 3.0 base.

With both bases being simple to assemble, GhostBed makes it a little less trouble-free with linking bolts that simply turn down and slide into brackets to connect sections. Leggett &Platt requires one to align to insert bolts and then secure bolts with captive pins.

Both bases have metal legs that are to be easily screwed in at four corners in the center. Note that Leggett & Platt’s Simplicity 3.0 assembly instructions show six legs, while website photo only shows four. GhostBed feet have a fixed height of 12-inches, while the Simplicity 3.0 feet can be adjusted from 6 to 10-inches.

Both the GhostBed and Leggett & Platt Simplicity 3.0 have retainers that can easily be snapped into foot of bed to hold mattress in place. GhostBed offers a special full anti-skid decking that will keep any mattress from slipping. Leggett & Platt Simplicity 3.0 has two Micro-Hook strips on their base to help prevent mattress slippage. With the Micro-Hook strips one must be using a mattress made to accommodate them for the retention strips to work.

The GhostBed base is a capable weight lifter handling a max of 750 pounds. The Leggett & Platt Simplicity 3.0 holds an 850-pound lift capacity.

GhostBed offers USB ports built into its sides while the Leggett & Platt Simplicity 3.0 does not. Under bed lighting is a wonderful safety feature on both bases.

Both GhostBed and Leggett & Platt Simplicity 3.0 have wireless backlit remotes that offer multiple functions. Lacking on the Leggett & Platt Simplicity 3.0 remote is the flashlight that GhostBed does have as an added function to help guide one in the dark.

GhostBed is simple to use with a common 110 volts plug. The Simplicity 3.0 has a 100-240 VAC input. Both come with battery backup to move the bed to a flat position in case of power outage.

GhostBed Adjustable Base Layers

IV. Comfort

Comfort is extremely important factor that is what is driving people to choose an adjustable base to add to the benefits of well-being that the memory foam mattress provides. Wireless, backlit remotes certainly guide comfort when it comes to preset and programmable positions, as well as massage functions.

The GhostBed remote has 18 functions compared to 15 on the Simplicity 3.0. The GhostBed wins with three great factory preset positions of TV, zero-gravity, and lounge positions, while the Leggett & Platt Simplicity 3.0 has only zero-gravity and anti-snore. Both have two custom memory position buttons.

Massage is offered by both the GhostBed and the Leggett & Platt Simplicity 3.0, but GhostBed jumps ahead offering 15 modes of massage to choose from compared to Simplicity 3.0 having just a wave intensity option.

Added to the GhostBed remote is a flashlight feature to assist is safety during dark hours. The Leggett & Platt remote is designed so that it can stand up on a table, which does make the remote thicker.

V. Warranty

Clearly, GhostBed wins with its GhostBed Adjustable Base Limited Lifetime Warranty over Leggett & Platt’s 25-Year Limited Warranty.

The GhostBed warranty includes a full one year warranty on parts, labor, and freight. In the first year of ownership GhostBed will repair or replace any parts discovered defective with no extra cost to consumer. A limited year two warranty from GhostBed covers the replacement of any defective parts less labor and freight. The GhostBed Adjustable Base Limited Lifetime Warranty covers steel and mechanical base parts for life if they are found to be defective.

Leggett & Platt 25 Year Limited Warranty will cover the full first year coverage on parts, labor, and freight. For years two and three Leggett & Platt will cover parts that are defective– less labor and freight. From year four until 25 steel and mechanical base parts deemed defective will be covered by Leggett & Platt.

* Some of the reviewers may have affiliate relationships with GhostBed and receive a commission, similar with other mattress suppliers and consistent with industry practices.

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