Ghostbed vs purple
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This head to head comparison looks at the winner between Ghostbed and Purple. The two have gained popularity and success, however, which makes it to the finish line first?

Ghostbed and Purple are two reputable brands which took the mattress industry by storm. If you care to know which is better for you, read below:

Quick Score Overview of Ghostbed and Purple

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Ghostbed Vs. Purple (Overall comparison)

  • Offers good value for your money
  • Will provide a cool sleep
  • Offers great bounce and responsiveness
  • It is made of durable and resilient materials
  • It is very supportive and comfortable all together
  • The great warranty which exceeds industry standards
  • Removable and machine washable cover
  • Features a bouncier, resilient top layer
  • Durable cover with improved airflow
  • Sleeps exceptionally cool
  • Suitable for any type of sleeper
  • Made of safe CertiPUR-US approved foams
  • Hypoallergenic mattress
  • Great pressure relief
  • A bit too firm for petite people
  • Perhaps a bit too firm if you have more than a couple of extra pounds and sleep on your stomach
  • Basic construction
  • Needs a firm foundation
  • Not adequate for side sleepers
  • Requires some time of usage before it gets to the medium firm level
Ideal for
  • People who prefer a medium firm feel mattress
  • People who like to sleep cool
  • Anyone who enjoys quick response time thanks to the polymer layer on top
  • Someone who is open to trying a unique feel as the Purple’s polymer top layer makes for a special feel.
Not great 
  • Prefer a particular type of feel like innerspring or memory foam.
  • Prefer a really firm mattress.
  • Are not too keen on having a bouncy and responsive mattress.
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Ghostbed vs Purple(Detailed comparison)


Top cover
  • Ghostbed comes with a removable and washable top cover made entirely of polyester. It is stretchy and returns to shape really fast.
    Overall, this cover will last thanks to the blend of polyester and polypropylene on the sides which make the fabric durable
  • Enjoy the perks of the Purple’s cover made of a blend of viscose, polyester, and polyester-lycra.
    Being thin and breathable, this cover further enhances the improved airflow in this mattress. The cover is white with a diamond pattern and is elegant and beautiful.
Foam layers
  • Ghostbed is an 11 inches thick mattress made of 3 foam layers similar to Leesa.
  • Top layer: 1.5” aerated latex foam for good bounce, cool surface, and support.
  • Middle layer: 2” gel memory foam which offers plenty of pressure relief and body contouring.
  • Bottom layer: 7.5” high-density support foam that keeps the mattress sturdy and enhances its longevity.
  • Purple is 9.5 inches thick and made of the following three layers:
  • Top layer: 2” hyperelastic polymer which has a cooling effect, bounce and responsiveness features.
  • Middle layer: 3.5” of polyurethane foam.
  • Bottom layer: 4” of polyurethane foam for enhanced support.


Brand GhostbedPurple
  • Comes with the usual medium firmness which offers this universal feel which appeals to most sleepers. It provides with enough contouring and hugging feel.
  • Similar to Ghostbed, this mattress comes with a medium firm feel, ranking at about 6, 6.5 out of 10 on the firmness scale, depending on your weight.


Brand GhostbedPurple
  • Choosing the Ghostbed will ensure you get proper spine alignment and pressure relief. Although you might find it is too firm if you sleep on your side, this mattress can be supportive for any other type of sleeper.
  • There is little that can go wrong if you opt for this mattress. The support and contouring you get once you lay down are such that you will sense the hugging contouring immediately. The mattress offers plenty of pressure relief to your body by conforming to your body.
Edge Support
  • It seems that edge support is below average with Ghostbed.
  • Like with Ghostbed, edge support reportedly lacks with this Purple mattress.

Motion transfer

 Motion transfer
  • Ghostbed leaves some motion transfer which is probably due to the substantial bounce effect it has. It will make a great choice though if you sleep with a partner as you won’t sense much movement.
  • A great bounce and responsiveness with this mattress, so perhaps it does leave some motion, however, this is minimal and overall makes a great choice for couples. The two mattresses are close in this area.

Cooling effect

 Sleep cool
  • A great cool mattress thanks to the latex structure and breathable cover. You shouldn’t worry about sleeping hot with Ghostbed
  • Without the doubt, this is one of the coolest mattresses out there and you should definitely consider it if you tend to sleep hot. The hyper-elastic polymer and breathable cover allow for supreme air flow.

Value for money

Brand GhostbedPurple
  • Ghostbed is a winner in this field as it is extremely affordable (See other affordable choices we recommend), considering it’s made of premium materials:
  • Twin Size $495
  • Full Size $775
  • Queen Size $795
  • King/Cal $995
  • The Purple brand is about $200 costlier than Ghostbed, which is quite a lot although it does offer great value for its money!
  • Twin XL size $699,
  • Queen size $999,
  • King/Cal sizes $1,299

Smell – eco-friendly standards

  • There is no off-gassing with this mattress, and almost zero smell upon unpacking, which is great especially if you are sensitive to smells.
  • Purple, does not leave much odor when unpacked, while it is made of CertiPUR-US approved foams.


Brand GhostbedPurple
  • Your mattress will ship within 24 hours from the time of purchase and will arrive free of charge anywhere in the USA.
  • Your mattress will arrive free of charge in any of the 48 contiguous states.

Trial and warranty/ return policy

Trial period
  • Ghostbed gives you a 101-day trial period within which you can claim a full refund in case you are not pleased with your new mattress.
  • Enjoy a risk-free trial of 100 nights with the Purple mattress. This almost as good as Ghostbed’s policy and offers plenty of time to decide if this is the right mattress for you.
  • A winner in this category for sure, Ghostbed comes with a great 20-year warranty, which is double of what Purple has to offer.
  • Purple backs up their product with a 10-year warranty for manufacturer defects.

When we talked about Warranty and Trial, we should never miss Nectar bed, Layla mattress. All of them provided FOREVER warranty.

Final Verdict

This is definitely a close call. The two mattresses although different in structure, exhibit similar high-quality performance in most of the critical factors we considered in this review. There were a few distinct areas which perhaps one wins over the other, as we will briefly see now:

Ghostbed beats Purple in terms of the price – You shouldn’t think twice if you are on a budget and consider getting one or the other. Ghostbed is made of premium materials, yet it doesn’t show on the price tag. Purple, on the other hand, is of great value yet rather expensive.

Ghostbed will offer the more typical foam feel – Purple is perhaps too unique for some and might take some time to get used to it. If you don’t like changes much and prefer the foam feel, opt for the pressure relief and bounce and resilience of Ghostbed, as it will offer plenty of comfort and hugging, without sinking too much into the mattress.

Purple is the best in terms of bounce and responsiveness – If you enjoy a bouncy mattress with quick response times, then Purple is your number one choice.

Purple will do an amazing job keeping you cool – There are not many mattresses which can beat Purple as far as breathability and airflow, Ghostbed included. Prepare yourself for the coolest and restful sleep with Purple.

As it seems, it is really a matter of personal taste and individual needs. You have to weight the pros and cons of each mattress before you can decide whether Ghostbed or Purple is the perfect fit for you. Both mattresses differ so much so it’s difficult to say which is best. Overall, we think Ghostbed might have the slight edge here thanks to experience, however, it is ultimately your choice.

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