sealy mattress reviews

sealy mattress reviews

Sealy, a mattress company founded in Sealy, Texas in the late 1800s, is known for its Posturepedic technology. The brand has four mattress lines, which include memory foam, innerspring, and hybrid mattress types.


Response Line – Essential Collection

Innerspring Medium-Firm

Response Line – Performance Collection

Innerspring Soft, Medium-Firm

Response Line – Premium Collection

Innerspring Soft, Medium-Firm, Firm

Conform Line – Essential Collection

Foam Soft, Medium-Firm, Firm

Conform Line – Performance Collection

Foam Soft, Medium-Firm, Firm

Conform Line – Premium Collection

Foam Soft, Firm

Hybrid Line – Essential Collection

Hybrid Firm

Hybrid Line – Performance Collection

Hybrid Soft, Firm

Hybrid Line – Premium Collection

Hybrid Soft, Medium-Firm, Firm

All About Sealy Mattresses

Sealy is an established mattress brand with a prominent presence at brick-and-mortar retailers and online. Sealy started in 1881 in Sealy, Texas, with a cotton-filled mattress designed by cotton gin builder Daniel Haynes. He developed a machine that compressed cotton and licensed it to others who made “mattresses from Sealy.”
As mattress materials have evolved, so has Sealy and its product lines. In 1950, Sealy introduced its Posturepedic technology, developed with orthopedic professionals. Today, the company offers four distinct mattress lines: innerspring, foam, and hybrid. Sealy also has introduced its first bed-in-a-box all-foam mattress – the Cocoon – available online only.
Sealy’s mattress lines, with the exception of the Cocoon, come in “Good” (the Essential Collection), “Better” (the Performance Collection), and “Best” (the Premium Collection). The least expensive line is the Response Line, which features innerspring mattresses. The next most expensive is the memory foam-based Conform Line. The highest-priced option is the Hybrid Line, which contains both foam and innersprings.

Are Sealy Mattresses Good?

Yes, Sealy’s Response Performance innerspring mattress is our No. 19?top mattresses 2020, our No. 1?Best Innerspring Mattress, and the No. 5 entry on our list of the?Cheapest Mattresses of 2020. It’s also the only innerspring mattress to make our Best Mattresses of 2020 rating.

Sealy Response Line

The Sealy Response line of mattresses is aimed at sleepers who want a familiar innerspring mattress feel that provides a balance of cushioning and spring support. Response mattresses include Sealy’s Posturepedic, which reinforces the center of the bed to support your core, back, and hips.
All models include a reinforced edge so you can easily get in and out of bed. The edge also maximizes the full surface area of the mattress, which is great if you like to cozy up on the side.
Sealy’s innerspring mattresses incorporate foam to add more softness and improve breathability. Coils include a mix of the basic Response coil system and pocketed coils that move independently, so you get targeted support and greater motion isolation. This is useful if you share a bed with a restless partner.
Response Essential This is Sealy’s entry-level innerspring mattress, priced at $399 for a queen. It has a top layer of durable foam that conforms to your body’s shape. A second type of proprietary foam improves airflow and comfort. The coil system isn’t pocketed, and there’s a reinforced foam border along the edge. It’s available in soft, medium-firm, and firm.
Response Performance A step up, the Performance is priced at $499 for a queen. With the Performance mattress, you get Posturepedic and a moisture-wicking cover vs. the Essential’s stretch-knit cover. This mattress has the same foam as the Essential, but it also includes gel foam cushioning for additional, flexible support. The coil system is more advanced, with hourglass-shaped, independent, pocketed coils that provide targeted support. Finally, this mattress has Sealy’s edge system to reinforce the perimeter.
Response Premium This mattress, priced at $1,299 for a queen, includes Posturepedic and the same foam layers that the Performance mattress offers. However, the coils in this mattress are said to be even better at absorbing pressure and isolating motion. The edge is reinforced with a high-density, flexible coil border. You can get the Response Premium in soft, medium-firm, and firm.

Sealy Conform Line

Sealy’s Conform line of all-foam mattresses combines the hugging feel of memory foam that alleviates pressure points with the support of a high-density foam base that promotes proper spine alignment. Some Conform mattresses include Posturepedic and a cover that helps keep you cool. Conform is available in Essential, Performance, and Premium collections, giving you a choice of price and comfort level.
Conform Essential The Conform Essential mattress costs $699 for a queen and is made from a layer of memory foam and a support core of gel polyfoam. The stretchy knit fabric cover allows the foam to “give” where your body needs cushioning. An edge system isn’t available in this collection, but you can choose a comfort level: soft, medium-firm, or firm.
Conform Performance Move a step up to the Performance collection and you’ll get Sealy’s Posturepedic to add support to the center of your mattress, which bears the most body weight. The stretch knit mattress cover is infused with a proprietary wicking material. This mattress has the same gel memory foam and gel support foam as the Essential line, but with an added layer of conforming gel memory foam that has a cooling effect. (The company says it’s cool to the touch.) An edge system isn’t available in this collection, but you can choose from soft, medium-firm, or firm. A queen is $1,299.
Conform Premium The Premium line includes Posturepedic and the three gel memory foam layers that Performance offers, as well as another proprietary cooling technology in the mattress cover. It’s available in firm or ultra-soft. A queen is $1,999.

Sealy Hybrid Line

Sealy balances its innerspring system with gel foam in three Hybrid mattress collections: Essential, Performance, and Premium. With a Sealy Hybrid, you get the stability and support of coils and the conforming comfort of a foam top layer. Plus, some of the line’s mattresses include Posturepedic reinforcement in the middle.
The Hybrid line offers 20% more coils in the center of the mattress. A high-density, flexible coil border offers edge support. (Sealy’s all-foam mattresses don’t have edge support.) Hybrid mattresses include a slower-response memory foam with an open-cell structure to promote airflow so you can sleep cool.
Hybrid Essential
This three-layer mattress combines a foam layer with an encased coil system and a flexible coil edge at $999 for a queen. This is Sealy’s basic hybrid mattress, and it’s only available in firm.
Hybrid Performance
Sealy’s Hybrid Performance adds moisture-wicking properties to the mattress cover and incorporates the company’s newest open-cell memory foam for cushioning and breathability. The coil system is reinforced in the center by Posturepedic, building in 20% more coils concentrated in the area that absorbs the most body weight. The Hybrid Performance mattress costs $1,599 for a queen and is available in soft, medium-firm, or firm.
Hybrid Premium
Sealy’s Hybrid Premium collection offers the benefits of its Performance mattresses with the addition of a fabric the company says is cool to the touch and incorporates protection against allergies. It’s available in firm, soft, or ultra-soft, and starts at $1,999 for a queen.

The Sealy Response Performance mattress is the only Sealy mattress to make our Best lists and the only innerspring mattress in our Best Mattresses of 2020 rating. The Response Performance features Sealy’s Posturepedic Technology. Posturepedic provides a zone of extra support across the width of the mattress. It’s available in different firmness levels (soft and firm), and you can add an optional pillow-top to either.


  • Zoned support system

  • Enhanced edge support

  • Two firmness choices

  • Optional pillow-top available


  • More expensive than other innerspring mattresses at its price point

  • Can’t be ordered online

With the exception of the Sealy Conform Performance, Sealy Conform Premium, and Sealy Hybrid Premium, Sealy mattresses are typically more expensive than their peers at their respective price points. All mattress prices are for a queen-size mattress. The average MSRP is the average price for mattresses of that type (foam, hybrid, innerspring) at a particular price-point (inexpensive, lower-priced, moderately-priced, and so on).
For example, the Sealy Response Line Performance mattress, which is one of our Best Mattresses of 2020, is almost $170 more than other queen-size innerspring mattresses at its price point. 

Where Can I Buy a Sealy Mattress?

Most Sealy mattresses can be purchased from various brick-and-mortar stores. The closest retailer to you can be found on Sealy’s website. The exception is Sealy’s bed-in-a-box foam mattress, the Cocoon, which is available only online and shipped via UPS.
Sealy mattress delivery terms depend on the retailer. Plenty of retailers provide free delivery to your door, and some delivery options include setup and removal of your old mattress and/or box spring.

How Long Does it Take for a Sealy Mattress to Set Up?

Because Sealy’s innerspring mattresses aren’t compressed, they’re ready to use immediately. Sealy’s bed-in-a-box, the Cocoon, should fully expand within 10 minutes and be ready to sleep on in an hour.
Sealy says some of its mattresses may have a slight scent as a result of the foam, but that the smell should go away in a day or two.

Does the Sealy Mattress Need a Box Spring?

No. Sealy recommends that its mattresses be placed on a sturdy foundation that provides extra center support to prevent sagging. The warranty states that Sealy’s mattresses should be placed on a firm non-spring foundation.
A mattress protector isn’t required, but the Sealy warranty doesn’t cover stains or liquid damage to the mattress cover, so a mattress protector may give you an extra sense of security.

What Size Are Sealy Mattresses?


Response Line – Essential Collection

60 79 11 52?

Response Line – Performance Collection

60 79 12 58

Response Line – Premium Collection

60 79 13 80

Conform Line – Essential Collection

60 79 10 50

Conform Line – Performance Collection

60 79 11 64

Conform Line – Premium Collection

60 79 12 78

Hybrid Line – Essential Collection

60 79 12 76

Hybrid Line – Performance Collection

60 79 14 104

Hybrid Line – Premium Collection

60 79 14 107
These are estimates for a queen-size mattress. Sealy mattresses are an inch shorter than most standard queen-size mattresses.

Sealy Warranty: 10-year warranty
Sealy offers a 10-year limited warranty that doesn’t include comfort preference, damage you cause to the mattress, or damage from using an improper bed frame, foundation, or adjustable base. The limited warranty covers manufacturer defects in the mattress.
Most mattresses in our ratings come with a 10- or 15-year warranty, though some have 20- and 25-year warranties, and a few come with lifetime warranties.

How to Return a Sealy Mattress

Sealy Trial Period: 100-night sleep trial
Sealy offers a 100-night trial period. Before deciding that a Sealy mattress is or isn’t for you, Sealy suggests giving yourself 30 nights to acclimate to the feel of your new mattress. If you want to return your mattress after that time, email or call Sealy customer service.

How to Clean a Sealy Mattress

Sealy recommends rotating your mattress on a regular basis to help prolong its life. Don’t bend your mattress, as it could damage the innerspring later.
  1. Mattress Pads:?Sealy recommends using a mattress pad to help protect from spills.
  2. Vacuum: Vacuuming is the only Sealy-recommended method for cleaning your mattress.
  3. Soap and water: If there’s a stain, Sealy says to lightly dab the area with soap and cold water. Don’t oversaturate the mattress.
  4. Dry cleaning fluids: Don’t use dry cleaning fluids, which may damage the mattress materials.

Best For

  • Back, side, and stomach sleepers

  • Those who want a cool night’s sleep

  • Those who prefer the bouncy feel of innerspring mattresses

Not Recommended For

  • Individuals who prioritize motion isolation

  • Sleepers that link the sink-in feel of a memory foam mattress

  • Shoppers who want to purchase a new mattress online

The Response Performance mattress uses Sealy’s Posturepedic technology to deliver zoned support for the heaviest parts of the body. With a variety of firmness options, you can select the right feel for your preferred sleeping position.
One of the traditional strengths of innerspring mattresses is the breathability of the coils, so this mattress should provide a cooler night’s sleep than a foam mattress will. While there are layers of foam present, Sealy uses a gel foam and its “Air Foam” to help improve airflow through those layers.
One of the traditional downsides of innerspring mattresses compared to all-foam or hybrid mattresses is motion transfer. Foam mattresses are generally considered to be better at motion isolation, which helps prevent a sleeper from being disturbed by the movement of a partner or pet.
The Response Performance also includes a reinforced coil edge, which should make it easier to get in and out of the bed and make it more comfortable for people who end up sleeping close to the edge.

How Much Does the Sealy Response Performance Cost?

The Sealy Response Performance mattress costs $499, approximately $170 more than other budget-priced innerspring mattresses. It’s part of the Response line of mattresses, which are the least expensive mattresses that Sealy offers. In our rating of the Cheapest Mattresses of 2020, the Response Performance falls right in the middle in terms of price. 

What Is the Sealy Response Performance Made Of?

The Response Performance is an innerspring mattress. It contains foam and gel cushioning for pressure relief and to keep you cool. The coil system features hourglass-shaped springs with independent, pocketed coils that target support where you need it. With Posturepedic, there are 20% more coils in the center of the mattress where 50% of your body weight rests. This helps prevent sagging in the middle and provides extra support for the hips, core, and back. The mattress has a flexible coil that runs along the perimeter and is wrapped in a moisture-wicking cover.
All foams in the Sealy Response are CertiPUR-US certified. This means they’re free of mercury, lead, formaldehyde, ozone depleters, and phthalates, and are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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