Purple vs GhostBed: Which luxury cooling mattress is best for your sleep?

The Purple RestorePremier Hybrid vs GhostBed Luxe mattress image shows the Purple on the right and the GhostBed on the left
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In this GhostBed vs Purple mattress comparison, we're looking specifically at the GhostBed Luxe and Purple RestorePremier. These two luxury cooling mattresses are designed to keep your bed comfortably cool all night, but how do they work and which is the right choice (if either) for you?

The GhostBed Luxe features in guide to the best mattresses of 2024 after in-depth testing, with our reviewers praising its excellent temperature regulation and cool-touch cover. The Purple RestorePremier is a newer mattress on the scene but it follows a similar approach to cooling.

You can currently save 50% on the GhostBed Luxe at GhostBed, with a queen reduced to $1,548 (was $3,095). Purple is running a sale too with up to $400 off the RestorePremier at Purple. Here’s a run down of their key differences to help you make your choice. 

GhostBed Luxe vs Purple RestorePremier Hybrid mattress: Spec

The GhostBed Luxe is our top recommendation for the best cooling mattress for most sleepers, but the Purple RestorePremiere Hybrid also has a good combination of foam and coils that make these mattresses both supportive and breathable leaving sleepers feeling cooler at night. 

These are both luxury mattresses with a build quality and price tags to match, so let’s take a look at all the essential specs for each mattress and how they compare...

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Row 0 - Cell 0 GhostBed LuxePurple RestorePremier Hybrid
Internal layers:SixThree
Price: from $2,595from $3,249

Purple RestorePremier Hybrid vs GhostBed Luxe mattress: Price & trial

  • A queen Ghostbed costs $1,548 on sale compared to $3,299 for Purple
  • GhostBed offers a 25-year warranty, compared to 10 years at Purple
  • The GhostBed Luxe has 101-night trial vs 100-nights with Purple

Image shows the GhostBed Luxe cooling mattress on a grey fabric bedframe

(Image credit: Ghostbed)

The GhostBed Luxe and the Purple RestorePremier Hybrid mattress are both premium mattresses with a heavy focus on cooling and pressure relief. You’ll never need to pay full price for either model because both Purple and Ghost bed run regular sales. Typically GhostBed slashes 30% off prices but at the moment there's a huge 50% discount reducing the cost of a queen to just $1,548 (was $3,095). 

Purple also run regular promotions and we are used to seeing Purple mattress sales of around $200 but right now you can get $400 off all Purple mattresses. So act fast and you can get a queen Purple RestorePremier Hybrid for $3,299. Both GhostBed and Purple have fast, free shipping and they both have some great benefits in terms of sleep trials and warranties. 

You can expect 101-nights sleep trial and a 25-year warranty from GhostBed, versus a 100-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty at Purple.

Purple RestorePremier Hybrid:was from $3,249$2,849 at Purple

Purple RestorePremier Hybrid: was from $3,249 $2,849 at Purple
There are two firmness options to choose from with the Purple RestorePremier Hybrid: soft and firm. Right now there’s savings of up to $400 off all Purple mattresses, reducing the cost of a queen Purple RestorePremier to $3,299 (was $3,699). You'll get a 100-night sleep trial, a 10-year warranty and free shipping too.

GhostBed Luxe: was from $2,595 $1,298 at GhostBed

GhostBed Luxe: was from $2,595 $1,298 at GhostBed
The seven-layer all foam GhostBed Luxe offers a medium support that we rate as a 5.5/10 on the firmness scale, so it does land on the softer side of medium. Right now there's 50% off the GhostBed Luxe in every size, reducing the cost of a queen to $1,548 ($3,095). You'll get a 101-night trial, 25-year warranty and free shipping too.

Purple RestorePremier Hybrid vs GhostBed Luxe mattress: Design

  • The Purple RestorePremier is a hybrid mattress
  • The GhostBed Luxe uses foam to create a spring like feel
  • Both mattresses have enhanced cooling layers 

These mattresses have one key difference: one is a hybrid and one is all-foam. The GhostBed Luxe is a top-rated memory foam mattress built over seven layers and starts off a cool-to-touch cover made from phase change material designed to keep you super cool.

There’s then a half inch of Ghost ice fabric before an inch of gel memory foam which gives it its soft, contour feeling. There is then another Ghost Ice layer before a 2-inch layer of gel memory foam, 2-inch of ghost bounce foam which makes this mattress feel as though there are springs and finally a base layer of high-density base foam. 

Image shows the Purple RestorePremiere Hybrid mattress on a four poster bedframe

(Image credit: Purple)

The Purple RestorePremier is one of the brand's best hybrid mattresses for hot sleepers with joint pain, and has a simpler construction starting off with a soft flex cover that is moisture-wicking and is treated with a antimicrobial. There are then just three internal layers starting with a 3 inch GelFlex grid, this keeps the spine in perfect alignment and has open cell channels which means air can flow freely.

It's also highly responsive so when you move, it instantly moves too. There’s then a layer of ultra comfort foam which has breathable properties so it won’t keep hold of the heat and finally a layer of CoolFlex coils which promote airflow and offers exceptional pressure relief. 

Purple RestorePremier Hybrid vs GhostBed Luxe mattress: Comfort & support

  • The Purple RestorePremier Hybrid has two firmness options
  • The GhostBed Luxe comes in a medium-tension
  • Both mattresses good for all sleeping styles

The GhostBed Luxe is a premium mattress that may be all-foam but feels like it could be a hybrid. It uses a ghost bounce foam which gives it a springy feeling, which may make it a little too soft for stomach sleepers but overall this mattress does work with all sleeping style. 

This mattress has a medium tension and sits at around 5.5 on the scale so it’s the softer end of medium but sleepers will love the supportive pressure relief combined with a near-weightless feel. There’s no way you’ll sink in to this mattress so moving around at night will feel effortless. 

During our GhostBed Luxe mattress review our tester confirmed that it did an excellent job of regulating temperature and that this cooling feeling remained all night long. It also scored top marks when it came to motion transfer with no movement felt when tested. 

The Purple RestorePremier also is super comfortable for all types of sleeper but side sleepers will find it the most supportive. It comes in a choice of soft or fir so you can decide which one best suits your sleeping style. But it’s the inclusion of the Purple GelFlex grid that really makes a difference. 

This unique material is responsive and bouncy leaving you feeling like you’re sleeping on a cloud whilst still having that body hugging feeling that you need for exceptional pressure relief. The motion isolation isn’t as good as experienced on the GhostBed Luxe because of the inclusion of the foils but it’s not too bad that your sleep will be totally disturbed by a restless parter. 

Purple RestorePremier Hybrid vs GhostBed Luxe mattress: Temperature control

  • The Purple RestorePremier has unique GelFlex grid for extra cooling
  • The GhostBed Luxe has several cooling layers
  • THe Purple has coils that promote extra airflow

Exploded diagram of layers in Ghostbed Luxe mattress

(Image credit: GhostBed)

Cooling is the name of the game when it comes to putting the GhostBed Luxe against the Purple RestorePremier Hybrid. Normally all-foam mattresses don’t do a great job at keeping sleepers cool, but the GhostBed Luxe is the exception. 

It because they use multiple layers of cooling foam to pull heat away from the body and disperse it in to the air for an all-night long cool sleep. There’s also the quilted Ghost Ice cover which stays cool to the touch no matter how long you lie on it. 

The Purple RestorePremier also does a good job of keeping hot sleepers cool. Whilst it doesn’t have as many layers as the GhostBed Luxe it does have the unique GelFlex Grid which has a honeycomb design that allows for lots of airflow and this is combined with a coil support base. So whilst we wouldn’t say this is an active cooling mattress, it certainly does a good job of not causing any overheating issues. 

Purple RestorePremier Hybrid vs GhostBed Luxe mattress: Which should you buy?

Buy the Purple RestorePremier mattress if...

You’re a combination sleeper: If you move around a lot at night and switch positions, this mattress is perfect. The GelFlex grid is so responsive that moving about is unlikely to wake you and its so effortless you’ll also not wake up with any aches and pains in the morning. 

You want choice of firmness options: One size does not fit all when it comes to comfort so Purple offer a choice between soft and firm so you can choose your ideal firmness level. The firmness comes from the tension in the coils so the soft version will be bouncier where as the firm option is relaxed yet firm, so this won’t feel rock solid but there won’t be as much give. 

You want something ultra-breathable: We rate the coolness properties of both of these mattresses but the honeycomb design of the GelFlex grid combined with the coils does mean that there’s no way hot air can get trapped within the mattress and then pushed back up to you. If you want a mattress with guaranteed good airflow then the Purple RestorePremier is the perfect choice. 

Buy the GhostBed Luxe mattress if…

You like plush feeling bed: This mattress is medium firm so it will feel softer than you’d expect from an all-foam mattress. 

You’re a side sleeper: If you sleep on your side you’ll love the body cradling comfort and high pressure relief this mattress provides. Whilst back and combination sleepers will also be comfortable on this mattress, side sleepers will especially benefit. 

You share a bed: If you share a co-sleep or share a bed then you’ll love the exceptional motion isolation this mattress provides. You won’t feel your partner moving around at all on this mattress so kiss goodnight to anymore restless nights. 

Rachael Penn

Rachael is a freelance journalist based in South Wales who writes about lifestyle, travel, home and technology. She also reviews a variety of products for various publications including Tom’s Guide, CreativeBloq, IdealHome and Woman&Home. When she’s not writing and reviewing products she can be found walking her Sealyham and West Highland terrier dogs or catching up on some cringe-worthy reality tv.