5 Ways to Make Your Mattress More Comfortable

Last Updated on October 18, 2021

by Marc Werner, Founder - GhostBed

Have you ever stayed in a nice hotel and thought to yourself, “Why doesn’t my bed at home feel like this?”

If that sounds all-too-familiar, you’re not alone. So, what’s their secret? While, sure, the simple fact of being on vacation can certainly help with your mood, there’s also something to be said about sleeping on an amazing mattress. Add in some luxury bedding and other comfort-boosting details, and you’ll find yourself falling asleep in no time.

Even if you’re not ready to invest in a new mattress right now, you can still re-create that sense of relaxation at home. Keep reading and we’ll explore some of the ways you can make your current mattress more comfortable, so you can get a 5-star snooze every night.

Overview: How to Make Your Mattress More Comfortable

With a few simple tweaks, you can make your mattress at home as comfortable as a 5-star hotel. Here are some ways to make your bed more comfortable:

  • Invest in quality bedding, including sheets and pillowcases. What you sleep on matters!
  • Consider your pillow. A good pillow can make your bed infinitely more comfortable.
  • If you want to upgrade your bed without buying a new mattress, opt for a mattress topper! Place a mattress topper directly on top of your current mattress and upgrade your bed in an instant.
  • Practice good sleep hygiene by getting your bedroom ready for a good night’s sleep. Invest in some black-out curtains, a white noise machine and a fan/air conditioner.
Make your bed infinitely more comfortable with a GhostBed mattress

I. Invest in Luxury Bedding

II. Try a Mattress Topper

III. Practice Good Sleep Hygiene

IV. Consider Your Pillow

V. Complete Your Bedroom With GhostBed

I. Invest in Luxury Bedding

One of the reasons why hotel beds are so comfortable is that they have perfected the art of clean, luxurious bedding. There is no better feeling than slipping into a set of freshly clean sheets and drifting off to sleep.

While your mattress itself makes a huge difference in your comfort, luxury bedding can be just as important. You’ll want to look for sheets and pillowcases that are breathable, soft and durable. Our luxury bed sheets are made with 60% premium Supima cotton and 40% TENCEL® fibers, a breathable and durable blend that’s perfect for warm sleepers.

II. Try a Mattress Topper

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Purchasing a new mattress is a big commitment. If you’re not ready to upgrade quite yet, you’re not out of luck. Mattress toppers are a great way to level up your comfort if you like your current mattress or want to hold out a bit longer. Mattress toppers vary in material, density and softness and add an extra level of comfort to any mattress. You can choose your mattress topper based on your personal preferences, sleeping position and any special features.

Another benefit of mattress toppers is that you can put them on your bed to make it softer or even firmer, depending on the topper you choose. Many people wonder how to make a mattress softer, and a mattress topper is the answer! Keep in mind that a topper isn’t the same as a mattress pad or mattress protector, which tend to be thinner and serve different purposes.

III. Practice Good Sleep Hygiene

Getting a good night’s sleep goes well beyond just your mattress. In addition to making your mattress more comfortable, you should also consider your sleeping environment and whether you’re practicing good sleep hygiene.

Sleep hygiene refers to how you’re setting yourself up for better sleep. Here are some tips to help you fall asleep and stay asleep:

  • Set a sleep schedule, even on weekends. Our bodies have an internal clock and when you stick to the same sleep hours, your body will learn when it’s time to go to bed.
  • Follow a nightly routine. Again, this habit teaches your body when it’s time for bed. Your routine could include dimming the lights a few hours before bed, listening to calming music or reading.
  • Limit screen time an hour or more before bed. The blue light on our screens can disrupt your sleep.
  • Set a cool but comfortable temperature for your bedroom. Many experts recommend between 65-68 degrees. Staying cool will help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep throughout the night.
  • Block out light with black-out curtains or an eye mask.
  • Drown out noise with a white noise machine or fan.

These are just a few sleep hygiene tips and what’s most important is that you find what works for you.

IV. Consider Your Pillow

Ever heard people say that they fall asleep as soon as their head hits the pillow? Well, they must have a pretty good pillow! Using the right pillow is a great way to make your bed more comfortable because it’s where you rest your head. Ideally, you want to find a pillow that keeps your neck, back, spine and hips in alignment.

Choosing the right pillow will depend on what position you sleep in and whether you prefer a soft or firm pillow. The GhostBed Shredded Memory Foam Pillow is a fantastic option because it offers customizable comfort—easily remove the shredded fill to make the pillow as firm or soft as you need.

V. Complete Your Bedroom With GhostBed

Make your mattress more comfortable with luxury bedding and pillows

Setting up your bedroom—with the right mattress, bedding and more—is the first step to a great night of sleep. And we all know how important that can be!

With GhostBed, you can find the right mattress for you and all the accessories you need. And with perks like our 101-Night Sleep Trial and industry-leading warranty, you’ll get that extra peace of mind with your investment.

Need help selecting a mattress? We’ve got your back. Compare our mattresses or take our mattress quiz to find your perfect match. Still have questions? You can always chat, email or call us. Our friendly customer service team is always happy to help, and we can’t wait to speak with you!


Marc Werner - Founder, GhostBed

Marc Werner

Founder - GhostBed

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After undergoing three neck surgeries, Marc knew what it was like to live and sleep in constant pain. In 2001, after searching fruitlessly for a comfortable pillow and mattress that supported his neck and back ... Learn More

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