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Ghost Bed vs Brooklyn Bedding 02 Jan 2017 07:36 #1

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Hi All & Moderator, Thanks for all the excellent information! An invaluable resource for a big purchase!

I've narrowed my choice down to the Brooklyn Bedding Medium vs the Ghostbed. ]'ve read all the review sites and forum posts that I could find relative to these 2 mattresses. I know that ultimately you can never know which will be best for you until you sleep on them, but I'm trying to get as much information as I can.

I'm 200 lbs and sleep predominantly on my side with some stomach sleeping. My wife is not terribly picky regarding mattresses, but we both sleep EXTREMELY HOT no matter the ambient temperature or bedding. My 2 biggest questions are: the relative firmness between the 2 mattresses, and as latex hybrids, do they truly sleep cool. Any input from folks who've tried 1 or both mattresses would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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Ghost Bed vs Brooklyn Bedding 02 Jan 2017 16:07 #2

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Hi mmeursaulkt,

Welcome to the Mattress Forum! :)

I've narrowed my choice down to the Brooklyn Bedding Medium vs the Ghostbed. ]'ve read all the review sites and forum posts that I could find relative to these 2 mattresses. I know that ultimately you can never know which will be best for you until you sleep on them, but I'm trying to get as much information as I can.

I’m guessing you’re referring to the Brooklyn Bedding Best Mattress Ever (BME) in a medium. The BME uses 2” of blended Talalay latex over 2” of synthetic Dunlop latex over a 6” HD 2.0 lb. polyfoam core. The mattress uses good quality materials and would be appropriate for most any weight range. The BME is offered in three comfort choices and offers a 120 night sleep trial.

The Ghostbed uses 1.5” of synthetic Dunlop latex over 2” of 4 lb. memory foam over a 7.5” HD 2.0 lb. polyfoam support core. They are certainly using good quality materials and there are no lower quality materials that would compromise the durability or useful life of their mattress for those that aren't in higher weight ranges (more than about the lower 200's or so) where I would reduce or minimize the use of 4 lb memory foam. They offer a 101 night sleep trial.

You can see some comments about the type and quality of the materials in the Ghostbed along with many of the other what I call "simplified choice" mattresses in post #2 here and the first post in the same topic would also be well worth reading as well.

Brooklyn Bedding, who makes the Best Mattress Ever, is a member here, which means that I think very highly of them and that I believe that they compete well with the best in the industry in terms of their quality, value, service, knowledge, and transparency.

My 2 biggest questions are: the relative firmness between the 2 mattresses, and as latex hybrids, do they truly sleep cool. Any input from folks who've tried 1 or both mattresses would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!

While I can certainly help with "how" to choose ... It's not possible for me or other site members to make specific suggestions or recommendations for either a mattress or how one compares in feel to another, because the first "rule" of mattress shopping is to always remember that you are the only one that can feel what you feel on a mattress and there are too many unknowns, variables, and personal preferences involved that are unique to each person to use a formula or for anyone to be able to predict or make a specific suggestion or recommendation about which mattress or combination of materials and components or which type of mattress would be the best "match" for you in terms of "comfort", firmness, or PPP (Posture and alignment, Pressure relief, and your own Personal preferences) or how a mattress will "feel" to you or compare to another mattress based on specs (either yours or a mattress), sleeping positions, health conditions, or "theory at a distance" that can possibly be more reliable than your own careful testing (hopefully using the testing guidelines in step 4 of the tutorial) or your own personal sleeping experience (see mattress firmness/comfort levels in post #2 here ).

As for the BME, I would take the time to place a phone call to them and describe to them your sleeping posture and mass, and see what their recommendations are in their lineup (Firm or Medium). They would be best able to advise you as to which product they offer that might best work for your situation. The Ghostbed is only offered in one comfort.

Regarding temperature, while it's not really possible to quantify the sleeping temperature of a mattress for any particular person with any real accuracy because there are so many variables involved including the type of mattress protector and the sheets and bedding that you use (which in many cases can have just as significant an effect on sleeping temperature as the type of foam in a mattress) and on where you are in the "oven to iceberg" (oven for you) range and because there is no standardized testing for temperature regulation with different combinations of materials ... there is more about the many variables that can affect the sleeping temperature of a mattress or sleeping system in post #2 here that can help you choose the types of materials and components that are most likely to keep you in a comfortable temperature range.

With that being said, Talalay latex is generally the most breathable foam, followed by Dunlop latex, polyfoam, and then memory foam. The BME would tend to move air better through the comfort layers than the Ghostbed, as that product has 2” of memory foam directly beneath the upper latex layer.

There really are entirely too many variables, unknowns and personal preferences for someone else to make specific suggestions for you on how one mattress will “feel” compared to another or how warm it will sleep for you. However, there may be some site members who have tried both products and their comparative statements might be useful to you as you go through your decision-making process.

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Ghost Bed vs Brooklyn Bedding 03 Jan 2017 06:40 #3

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Thank you for your input, Phoenix. Do you have any thoughts on the 3/4" of polyfoam in the top quilting of the Brooklyn Bedding mattress? Is this typically a "breathable" material? I'm concerned this may negate the cooling effect of the latex comfort layers. (Unlike a latex hybrid model in which you have minimal material separating you from the latex layers, e.g. a Ghostbed)

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Ghost Bed vs Brooklyn Bedding 03 Jan 2017 14:23 #4

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Hi mmeursault,

Do you have any thoughts on the 3/4" of polyfoam in the top quilting of the Brooklyn Bedding mattress? Is this typically a "breathable" material?

Yes, the polyfoam would be a breathable material. The polyfoam starts at ¾” and then is quilted down to an even thinner layer. I would have no concerns with breathability of polyfoam in this thickness.

I'm concerned this may negate the cooling effect of the latex comfort layers

While not trying to get into semantics, all foams are insulators to some extent and no foam has a “cooling effect” or acts as a "heat sink". I think what you are getting at is that you don’t want a layer of foam on top of the latex that negatively impacts its ability to breathe (which I wouldn’t have a worry about with this quilt layer), but just in case someone else peruses this thread and runs across your post I wanted to provide a bit of clarification.

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Ghost Bed vs Brooklyn Bedding 03 Jan 2017 17:51 #5

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I'll continue to research these models (BB & GB), and I've added the Brentwood Home Palmetto Bed to the latex hybrid shortlist. Thank you again for the great information!

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Ghost Bed vs Brooklyn Bedding 04 Jan 2017 07:59 #6

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Hi mmeursault,

I’ll be interested in learning about what you decide to do.

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