Ghostbed vs Purple Mattress

Ghostbed and Purple are two companies that have had great success in the online mattress game. While both are incredibly popular, they are also very different from each other as well.

I’ll try my best to highlight the main differences to help you in your decision if you are down to Ghostbed vs Purple.

Ghostbed vs Purple Mattress

Key Similarities

  • Similar business model (online-only)
  • Both offer financing options
  • Both have durable materials

Key Differences

  • Ghostbed is 1.5” thicker
  • Ghostbed costs $750, while Purple costs $999 for a Queen
  • Ghostbed has latex foam over memory foam; Purple’s top layer is a hyper-elastic polymer
  • Purple is bouncier than the Ghostbed
  • Purple is a new company, while Ghostbed is under a parent company that has been in the mattress industry for a long time
  • Purple may have a slight edge on motion transfer

Construction/Feel

Ghostbed has 1.5” of latex foam, over 2” of 4 lb. memory foam, over 7.5” of 2 lb. polyfoam.  All of the components are good, durable materials that should last a good while and be appropriate for people of all weight ranges.

To me, the feel is best described as “balanced.” (compared to other mattress reviews)  You sink into the mattress just slightly.  There is a slight amount of bounce to it.  It conforms well like a memory foam mattress without the feeling of getting stuck.

See the feel of Ghostbed here

Purple is 9.5” thick.  It has a top layer of 2” of hyper-elastic polymer over 2 layers of polyfoam.  The top layer is designed to be extremely pressure-relieving.  To me, it felt a little firm but very pressure-relieving at the same time (a very unique feel).  It definitely felt like I was sleeping “on” the mattress rather than “in” the mattress.  It was also very bouncy.

See the feel of Purple mattress here

Overall, the feel is different between the two mattresses.  Ghostbed was more of a traditional, balanced feel with a little bit of sinking into the mattress.  Purple was bouncy, a bit firmer, and more of a sleeping “on” the mattress feel.  One feel isn’t necessarily better than the other.  It’s really up to your personal preferences.

Price

The Purple is $999 for a Queen, including free shipping.

The Ghostbed is $750 for a Queen, including free shipping.

You can typically get a discount on both of them, but either way the Ghostbed is going to be less expensive than the Purple.

Purple vs Ghostbed

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Pick Ghostbed If:

  • You Want To Save Some Extra Money– If you really can’t decide between the two mattresses, then maybe cost savings could be the deciding factor.  You will be able to save at least $200 by going with the Ghostbed.
  • You Prefer A More Standard Foam Feel– If you want a more traditional feel, I think that’s what Ghostbed provides.  You get pressure relief and a slight bounce/resilience, all without sinking in too much and getting stuck in the mattress.

Learn more in my Ghostbed review.

GhostBed Mattress Reviews

Pick Purple If:

  • You Like Bounce– Purple is definitely bouncier than the Ghostbed.  The top layer instantly responds to your movement.  Some people like more bounce, while others like less bounce.  If you want more bounce, then Purple may be the way to go.
  • You Are Extra Sensitive To Heat– Ghostbed does a great job of staying cool.  Purple might do the best job at it that we’ve seen.  The construction is set up in such a way that it doesn’t have any heat retention at all.
  • You Don’t Mind Taking A “Risk” On A New Company / Mattress Type– Purple is a brand new company, so you won’t have the benefit of years of customer experience.  The hyper-elastic polymer is also a new innovation in the online-only mattress market.  Some people might see this is a slight “risk,” but the return policy is really good, so I don’t think it’s much of a risk.

Learn more in my Purple mattress review.

Purple Mattress Reviews

Purple mattress

Overall

It’s really hard to say one mattress is better than the other since they are so different.  I personally really liked both of them.  Take a look at the key differences, and hopefully you can come a little closer to making the right decision for you.

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HIBR Gift Coupon Code

Use the coupon code “CLARITY10” for $10 off any HIBR pillow.  Just enter this code where it says “Gift Code” during checkout to save $10.

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If you’re still looking for info on the HIBR pillow or mattress, check out our HIBR pillow review.

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HIBR Pillow Review

The HIBR pillow looked cool to me because of its cooling aspect and unique shapes. Overall I really liked the pillow, but don’t think it’s for everyone. Read on for my full HIBR pillow review.

HIBR Pillow Review

HIBR Pillow Basics

HIBR pillows come in three shapes, the Side, Simple and Silhouette.  Since I’m a side sleeper, I went with the side (which has a unique shape to cater to side sleepers).

The pillow is made up of two parts, the “Magic Core” and the “Infused Cooling Layer” (parts named by HIBR).  The Magic Core has gel capsules embedded in the memory foam, and the Infused Cooling Layer is a layer actually connected to the Magic Core to allow the pillow to breathe.

My Experience

The HIBR pillow is memory foam, and comes compressed.  This means you’ll need to give the pillow some time to take shape.  Watch me unbox the pillow in the video below:

The pillow takes general shape pretty quickly, but I gave it few hours before I slept on it to let it take shape and firmness.

After it decompresses, the pillow actually looks great, almost exactly like it does on the website.  This is great to see, unfortunately a lot of pillows don’t look as good as they do on the website/tv upon arrival.  See the decompressed HIBR pillow below:

HIBR Pillow Decompressed

There aren’t too many pillows specifically targeting side sleepers, so I was interested to see how it actually fit when laying on the side.

Though the shape of the pillow looked to be just a slight tweak, it actually did make a difference for sleeping on the side.  The shape is small and compact, and the curve on the bottom let my shoulder get further “into” the pillow, making it a more comfortable feel.

The big thing with a lot of pillows for side sleepers is the pillow height, and for me at least this pillow was exactly the right height.  It’s not a thick pillow, and only sinks in a little bit, so I felt like it aligned my spine well and was very supportive.

HIBR Pillow Side Sleeper

Though the pillow targets side sleepers, most people only spend part of the night on their side – so I tested the pillow throughout the night when sleeping on my back and stomach as well.  The pillow felt comfortable in these positions as well, definitely works for all three positions.

HIBR Pillow Back Sleeper

One thing to note is the pillow size – it’s a bit on the small size (relatively), which I actually prefer for the pillow under my head.  But if you’re looking for a larger/cushiony pillow (like a lot of down pillows) then this one won’t be the one for you.

They do promote the cooling technology a lot, and in my personal experience with the pillow it did sleep cool for a memory foam pillow.

Other things to note

  • They offer a 100 night guarantee (full refund within 100 nights)
  • Free shipping for all models

Final recommendation

Overall the HIBR pillow was great, I really liked the size and material, and I think the shape (for the one I tested) is a step up from most pillows I’ve reviewed for side sleeping.  It’s also competitively priced, in my opinion offering a good value for the product.

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I Love My Pillow Review

I Love My Pillow is a brand that I hear about a lot – they are known for having quality products, as well as options to please different types of sleepers.  I decided to run the full gamut and test out three of them.

Overall I like the pillows, and personally I definitely prefer one out of the bunch for myself – and have some thoughts on the others (see how it stacks up HERE).  Read on for my full I Love My Pillow review.I Love My Pillow Review

The Basics

I Love My Pillow is a popular pillow brand that offers several types of pillows to please all sleepers.  Personally I tried three – the Signature Contour pillow, the Gel Memory Foam pillow, and the Memory Down pillow.  The company also offers a Classic Traditional Pillow and a Travel Pillow.

Overall I thought the three pillows I tried were really nice and have a feeling of good quality.  They each have very distinct feels, and cater to different sleepers or preferences.  I found the pillows to be a good size, having nice length/width but not having too much height to disturb spinal alignment.

I Love My Pillow Compared

Favorite Feature: One common feature to note is that they all have removable covers, so you can unzip them and put them in the washing machine (make sure to check washing instructions before doing so).

Complaints: The pillows felt a little too big (for me) to put between the legs for side sleepers.  Of the three, the down pillow felt the best for this for me since it’s a little less firm than the other two.

Favorite I Love My Pillow? My favorite of the three was the Signature Contour, but read on for my experience with each one.

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Note: I Love My Pillow is an entirely different company and product than My Pillow (from the infomercials)

Signature Contour Pillow Review

The Signature Contour pillow comes in Queen and King size (I got the Queen).  It comes in the below box featuring the I Love My Pillow stitching in the upper right hand corner.

I Love My Pillow Contour Packaged

You can see the Queen is a nice size, can be comfortably held, but not so big that it will overwhelm the bed.  I don’t have the King size to compare, but make sure you like a pillow a good bit bigger than this one if you go with the King.

I Love My Pillow Signature Contour

Though a well-sized pillow in terms of width and height, the biggest concern for me for memory foam pillows is that they will be too thick and misalign the spine.  I think the I Love My Pillow height was perfect for me in this case.

This pillow also has a very soft, almost fuzzy cover, which feels great even without a pillow case.  I was worried about it having issues after washing, but I’ve washed it twice so far and the texture and feel have remained constant.

I Love My Pillow Contour Construction

The other thing to note is the slight cavity in the middle of the pillow, my favorite design feature.  It results in extra support for the neck, letting the head drop in, making it a good fit for side sleepers especially.

I Love My Pillow Contour Side Sleeper

The other concern with memory foam is that it will be too firm, and result in a soreness after a night of sleeping on it.  The I Love My Pillow is just a tad firmer than I like in my memory foam pillows (but a tad softer than the average memory foam pillow), but didn’t result in any soreness, and definitely gave great support.

Why is this my favorite of the I Love My Pillows?  I like the memory foam pillow style (when the firmness is right), so this hit the spot for me.  However, read on for my second pick from this group.

Memory Down Pillow Review

The Memory Down pillow is actually quite aptly named when thinking about the feel – it does feel somewhere between a memory foam and down pillow.

The first thing that I noted was that compared to the other two, this one is more compressible.  For me this made it my pick for putting it between my legs when I’m sleeping on my side.

I Love My Pillow Memory Down Compared

Although this pillow is more compressible than the other two, the height is a bit higher, and so it ended up not being my pick when sleeping on my side.

I Love My Pillow Memory Down Review

Overall I really liked this pillow, and used it mostly between the legs, though I think it could be good if you are sleeping on your back as well.  The feel is really unique (hard to describe), in terms of feel it might even be my favorite of the three.

Gel Memory Pillow Review

Third place does not mean down and out, just my least favorite from three great options!  Again I went with the queen.

I Love My Pillow Gel Memory Box

This one is definitely targeting a person looking for a memory foam pillow that sleeps cool.  It includes the gel, and you can see in the cover that there are little holes to let are flow in and out of the pillow more easily.

I Love My Pillow Gel Memory Review

In my personal testing, I can’t say the pillow slept noticeably cooler than either of the two options (it didn’t sleep hot at all either), but I am also not the most sensitive person to pillow heat.

The pillow is very comfortable, generally a similar feel to the contour, though I found this one to be thicker, and thus not as great for me when sleeping on my side.  I found this pillow to be most comfortable for me when sleeping on my back.

Final Recommendation

The I Love My Pillow line is definitely high quality, and are certainly amongst the best pillows I have reviewed.  Though I outlined my favorites in this review, know this is very subjective, and you may have a totally different favorite I Love My Pillow based on your sleeping position and preferences.

Only word of caution I have is that they are on the larger side – so if you’re considering a King, make sure you’re ready for some serious pillow action!

So yes, final word, I can definitely say I love my I Love My Pillow.

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I Love My Pillow Reviews

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Tuft & Needle vs Loom & Leaf

Tuft & Needle and Loom & Leaf are two mattress brands at different price ranges, but they both have used the online-only business model to provide a very intriguing value to consumers.  As their popularity has increased, people naturally want to know how they compare to one another.

Loom and Leaf vs Tuft and Needle

Get ready for the showdown only two mattress companies bold enough to use two seemingly unrelated words linked by a “&” to name their mattress:  Tuft & Needle vs Loom & Leaf.

Key Similarities

  • Similar Business Model (online-only)
  • Both mattresses are all-foam
  • Both have really good customer feedback
  • Both are known for amazing customer service
  • Both have very low risk return policies / sleep trials

Tuft and Needle vs Loom and Leaf

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Key Differences

  • Loom and Leaf is more of a luxury mattress
  • Loom and Leaf has memory foam in its comfort layer; T&N has polyfoam
  • The L&L has a slow-moving, memory foam feel; T&N has a more resilient foam feel
  • T&N ships free in a box; L&L has a shipping charge but with white-glove delivery
  • Loom and Leaf is in a higher price range than Tuft And Needle

Construction/Feel

Loom and Leaf is a memory foam mattress in its truest sense.  It has two layers of memory foam in its comfort layer.  The feel is slow-moving, similar to the Tempur-Pedic feel many people know of.  You sink into the mattress just a little bit, but the mattress is more resilient than most memory foam mattresses.  The mattress uses durable foams that should last a long time.

See the feel of the Loom & Leaf in the video below

Tuft and Needle is all polyfoam.  It is 3” of 3 lb. density polyfoam over 7” of 1.8 lb. density polyfoam.  To me, you sink into the mattress just a little bit, but it’s a little bit firmer than the L&L relaxed firm.  It is fairly resilient, more so than the L&L.  It sleeps fairly cool and does a pretty good job with motion transfer.

See the feel of the Tuft & Needle below

The Loom and Leaf definitely has a more luxury feel to it.  They pulled out all the bells and whistles with its construction.  Tuft and Needle kept things simple in an effort to make the price point as attractive to as many people as possible.

Price

Loom And Leaf is $999 for a Queen.  This does not include a delivery charge.

Tuft And Needle is $600 for a Queen, including free shipping.

Sleeping Cool

Loom and Leaf takes some extra steps to make sure the mattress can sleep cool.  For that reason, and based on personal experience, I think it does a slightly better job of this between the two mattresses.

Pick Loom And Leaf If:

  • You Like The Memory Foam Feel– If you are used to / like the slow-moving memory foam feel, that’s exactly what you get with Loom and Leaf.
  • Motion Isolation Is A Big Issue For You– The high-density memory foam used in the L&L makes it great for couples who don’t want to be bothered by the other person’s movement at night.
  • You Want A More Luxury Experience– Those no question Loom and Leaf pulled out all the stops to make the mattress a luxury experience.  If it’s in your budget, then you may want to pull the trigger on the L&L.

Learn more in my Loom & Leaf mattress review.

Loom and Leaf memory foam mattress construction

Loom & Leaf mattress

Pick Tuft And Needle If:

  • You Are On A Budget Or Don’t Plan On Having The Mattress Too Long– Tuft and Needle is certainly more affordable than the Loom And Leaf.  If you don’t plan on having the mattress a long time, then it probably makes more sense money-wise to go for the T&N.
  • You Want A More Resilient Mattress– If you don’t like the slow-moving feel of memory foam, then the T&N offers a foam feel with some bounce/resilience.

Learn more in my Tuft and Needle mattress review.

Tuft & Needle Review

Tuft & Needle Mattress

Overall

I think both mattresses offer a great value.  The construction is so different that I think the choice should be pretty clear.  Either way, I don’t think you can really go wrong with either choice, and the return policies are so good there’s no big risk in going for either of them.

Check out my mattress reviews page for other similar options.

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