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Sealy Mattress Reviews

You hear “Sealy” and automatically you understand the company knows a thing or two about mattresses. If a great track record dating back to 1881 impresses you, go straight to a mattress giant—Sealy.

Sealy Mattress Models

Sealy is always in the process of refining their mattress designs. Every year they deliver a tweak o upgrade to previous designs. They don’t rest on past success, so that’s why you see yet another grouping of quality mattresses for 2019—the Response, Conform and Hybrid collections. 

Those groups feature mostly innerspring, full memory foam and hybrid models, respectively,  with your choice of firmness level. Because this is Sealy and the company can do whatever it wants, it also offers each type of mattress in increasing levels of luxury and correspondingly higher prices. Each mattress shows Sealy’s concern for providing a good sleep experience for any type of sleeper and a variety of shoppers.

As with all Sealy collections, you have so many ways to address your specific needs, like sleep position, firmness preference and budget. The purpose of this review, for me, is to help you narrow it down.

Response Collection Overview

  • Type: Mostly innerspring, with some foam right at the top, that comes in all six sizes and in four firmness options—ultra-firm, firm, cushion firm and plush. It also comes in three price levels that raise the luxury level and expense from step to step.
  • Price Range
    • Essentials $349 to $799
    •  Performance $499 to $1049
    • Premium $1249 to $1799
  • Best for: Anyone who wants the durability of an innerspring support layer. The mattress will last. It’s also a better option for heavier people as well. Hence the tagline—“Support that holds you.”

Conform Collection Overview

  • Type: Memory foam that is offered in five sizes (starting with Twin Long)  and in four firmness options—firm, cushion firm, plush, ultra-plush. It also comes in three price levels.
  • Price Range:
    • Essentials $449 to $1199
    • Performance $1074 to $2099
    • Premium $1249 to $1799
  • Best for: Anyone that needs more contouring for wide-body parts like hips and shoulders. Also great for people with experience sleeping on memory foam, and anyone who isn’t scared of the price tag. Tagline—“Support that hugs you.”

Hybrid Collection Overview

  • Type: A combination of coils and foam that is offered in five sizes (starting with Twin Long) and in four firmness options—firm, cushion firm, plush and ultra-plush. Hybrids are always great options regardless of sleep position. There’s something for everyone here. These mattresses also come in three price levels
  • Price Range:
    • Essentials $999 to $1599
    • Performance $1474 to $2099
    • Premium $1974 to $2999
  • Best For: Anyone that wants the best of both worlds with a foam/coil hybrid. More durable than a memory foam-only; more conforming to the body than an innerspring-only. “Support that hugs and holds you.” Yes, have your cake and eat it, too.

Which Model Is Best for Me? 

Response Category Might Be Good For You If….

  • You need more support than contouring for your body, like back sleepers
  • You are on the heavier side

Conform Category Might Be Good For You If….

  • You are a side sleeper
  • You have back pain

Hybrid Category Might Be Good For You If….

  • You are a combination or stomach sleeper since there are foam and coils
  • You have back pain since the foam will relieve some pressure

Best Sealy Mattress by Sleeping  Position

Side Sleepers usually do well with memory foam like those in the Conform category since it will curve most comfortably around the hips and shoulders. You still need support, so lighter sleepers will likely be fine with the Conform line while heavier side sleepers may like the Hybrids in the Sealy stable more because of the coil support layer that goes with the comfort layer foam.

Back Sleepers will do well on any type of Sealy Bed. These beds all have zoned support, meaning heavier areas have more support and lighter areas more gentle support. The innerspring is the dominant feature in the Response category since there is some foam at the top, as well as the hybrids, which are usually well suited for back sleepers. If you fear you may sink too far into a memory foam mattress, just steer clear of the Conform collection, which is all-foam versions.

Stomach Sleepers have the biggest challenge when it comes to finding the right mattress to adapt to their sleep position. Sleeping on your stomach is the most unnatural of all of the positions and the one most likely to cause you aches and pains. It’s specifically an unnatural position for your spine and the goal is to keep your spine aligned. Also, stomach sleeper needs contouring around the tummy, some elevation for the head and neck and support along the hips. It’s a tall order best handled by a Sealy Hybrid, which has contouring with memory foam at the top and the tried and true support of coils in the support layer.

Pros and Cons of Sealy Mattresses

PROS

  • Brand reputation
  • Quality materials
  • Choice— 3 different designs, several firmness levels, 3 price ranges for each category
  • CertiPUR-US Certified foams
  • Reinforced center (where most of your weight falls) on all mattresses
  • Thick profile

CONS

  • Durability
  • Heavy, not easy to move
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Pricing and Specs

Model Dimensions

  • Twin 38”W X 74”L
  • Twin Long 38”W X 79”L
  • Full 53”W X 74”L
  • Queen 60”W X 79”L
  • King 76”W X 79”L
  • CA King 72”W X 83” L

Response Essentials Pricing

Size  Cushion Firm  Pillow Top Cushion Firm
Twin $349 $549
Twin Long $374 $574
Full $379 $579
Queen $399 $599
King $499 $799
CA King $599 $799

Response Performance Pricing

Size  Cushion Firm  Pillow Top Cushion Firm Pillow Top Plush Plush
Twin $449 $699 $699 $449
Twin Long $474 $724 $724 $474
Full $479 $729 $729 $479
Queen $499 $749 $749 $499
King $799 $1049 $1049 $799
CA King $799 $1049 $1049 $799

Response Premium Pricing

Size  Cushion Firm  Pillow Top Cushion Firm Pillow Top Plush  Plush  Ultra Firm
Twin $1249 $1349 $1349 $1249 $1249
Twin Long $1274 $1374 $1374 $1274 $1274
Full $1279 $1379 $1379 $1279 $1279
Queen $1299 $1399 $1399 $1299 $1299
King $1699 $1799 $1799 $1699 $1699
CA King $1699 $1799 $1799 $1699 $1699

Conform Essentials Pricing

Size  Cushion Firm  Plush Firm
Twin $649 $849 $449
Twin Long $674 $874 $474
Full $679 $879 $479
Queen $699 $899 $499
King $999 $1199 $799
CA King $999 $1199 $799

Conform Performance Pricing

Size  Cushion Firm  Plush Firm
Twin Long $1274 $1574 $1074
Full $1279 $1579 $1079
Queen $1299 $1599 $1099
King $1799 $2099 $1599
CA King $1799 $2099 $1599

Conform Premium Pricing

Size  Cushion Firm  Plush
Twin Long $1974 $2474
Full $1979 $2479
Queen $1999 $2499
King $2499 $2999
CA King $2499 $2999

Hybrid Essentials Pricing

Size  Cushion Firm 
Twin Long $1074
Full $1079
Queen $999
King $1599
CA King $1599

Hybrid Performance Pricing

Size  Plush Firm
Twin Long $1474 $1474
Full $1579 $1579
Queen $1599 $1599
King $2099 $2099
CA King $2099 $2099

Hybrid Premium Pricing

Size  Plush Ultra-Plush Firm
Twin Long $1974 $2474 $1974
Full $1979 $2479 $1979
Queen $1999 $2499 $1999
King $2499 $2999 $2499
CA King $2499 $2999 $2499

Construction

Response Collection Construction

Model Type Firmness Thickness
Response Essential Innerspring w/ some foam Cushion Firm

Pillowtop Plus

11 inches

11 inches

Response Performance Innerspring w/ some foam Cushion Firm

Plush Pillowtop

Cushion Firm

Pillowtop Plush

12.5 inches

12.5 inches

14 inches

14 inches

Response Premium Innerspring w/ some foam Ultra Firm

Cushion Firm

Plush

Pillowtop Cushion Firm

Pillowtop Plush

12 inches

14.5 inches

14.5 inches

16 inches

16 inches

Conform Collection Construction

Model Type Firmness Thickness
Conform Essential Memory foam Firm

Cushion Firm

Plush

9 inches

10 inches

11 inches

Conform Performance Memory foam Firm 

Cushion Firm

Plush

10 inches

11 inches

12 inches

Conform Premium Memory foam Cushion Firm

Plush

12 inches

13 inches

Hybrid Collection Construction

Model Type Firmness Thickness
Hybrid Essential Hybrid of foam & coils Cushion Firm 12 inches
 

Hybrid Performance

Hybrid of foam & coils Firm

Plush

13 inches

13.5 inches

Hybrid Premium Hybrid of foam & coils Firm

Plush

Ultra Plus

14 inches

14 inches

15 inches

Mattress Weight (Queen) 

Height Twin Twin XL Full Queen King Cal King
8-inch ht. 26 lbs 28 lbs 36 lbs 44 lbs 55 lbs 55 lbs
10-inch ht. 33 lbs 35 lbs 46 lbs 55 lbs 70 lbs 70 lbs
12-inch ht. 39  lbs 42 lbs 54 lbs 65 lbs 65 lbs 83 lbs

Breakdown of layers

All three Sealy collections (Response, Conform, Hybrid) have several firmness choices at each price level in the line—Essential mattress (good), Performance mattress (better) and Premium mattress (best). That means each mattress within each collection is constructed differently. I’ll try to boil it down to the important bits, within each of the three collections, starting here with the Response collection.

RESPONSE LINE

Cover:

The Essential option has a stretch-knit cover. The Performance option cover is made of ComfortLoft™ material, which means the fabric yarns are woven to give a little more lift than a flat fabric. It also adds MoistureProtect™ to the cover fabric to help draw moisture away from your body as you sleep.

The Premium uses a plusher SupremeLoft™ cover that includes both MoistureProtect™ and AllerganProtect™ additives that draw away moisture and keep allergens at bay.

Comfort layer:

The Essential options have SealyCushion™ Air Foam (cut through with peaks and valleys so air can get through and carry heat away) right underneath the cover. 

In the memory foam Performance options in the Response collection, the next two layers are 2 inches of SealyCushion™ Air Foam and 3 inches of SealySupport™ firm foam.

In the Response Premium category, the comfort layers are 2 inches of SealyCushion™ AirFoam and 3 inches of the SealyChill™ Gel Memory Foam. Working together, you’ll find a more plush feel with a gel that will help dissipate heat.

Support layer:

All three categories in the Response line have a 6-inch layer of coils known as the Sealy Duraflex™ Coil Edge System. The coils keep the mattress strong from edge to edge and prolong the life of the mattress.

Other features in the Response mattresses:

The Essential mattresses also have a wedge of foam around the outside of the mattress so you can use the bed from edge to edge.

The Performance mattresses also add the Posturepedic technology, which reinforces the middle of the mattress where you carry most of your weight.

The Premium the Posturepedic technology and a higher density rim of coils that strongly reinforce the mattress edges so the mattress edges don’t collapse if you sit or sleep on them.

CONFORM

Cover:

In the Essential options, the cover is made of a stretchy ComfortLoft™ cover, which includes fabric spun in a way so the fabric isn’t pancake flat. There’s some cushioning there.

In the Performance options, the cover is made of the same sort of loft material as above but infused with MoistureProtect™ feature that helps wick away moisture as you sleep.

In the Premium options, you get the same cover but with the Chill™ technology to help sleepers who find memory foam too hot.

Comfort layers:

The Essential options have Comfortsense™ Foam at the top to curve around your body.

The Performance and Premium options have Comfortsense™ Foam at the top to curve around your body, then a layer of ComfortSense™ Gel Memory Foam with material that will keep you cool.

Support layer:

At the base of all of the memory foam mattresses in the Conform line, Sealy puts a firm, high-density foam they call SealySupport™ Gel Base Foam. It’s the slab that forgives the whole mattress a strong base.

Other features in the Response mattresses

The Performance and Premium mattresses also add the Posturepedic technology, which reinforces the middle of the mattress where you carry most of your weight.

HYBRID

Cover:

In the Essential options,  the cover is made of an ultra-stretch knit fabric with added Moisture Protect™. That bit helps moisture evaporate.

In the Performance options,  the cover has a higher loft (i.e. thickness) infused with the Moisture Protect™.

In the Premium options, the cover is also made of a stretchy high-loft fabric with DuoChill™ technology, an enhanced way to keep the surface cool, and Allergen Protect™ to limit allergens.

Comfort layers:

The Essential options use Sealy ComfortSense™ Foam that has gel for cooling and overall conforms to each body’s shape.

The Performance and Premium options use Sealy Immersion™ Advanced Memory Foam that responds slower to conform around you due to its open-cell structure. It keeps that layer breathable. It also uses Chill™ technology, again for cooling.

Support layer:

The Essential mattresses here get a layer of Sealy Response Pro™ coils that are wrapped individually. 

The Performance and Premium mattresses get the newer Response Pro Zoned HD™ encased coils. These are barrel-shaped and move independently. That helps target the areas where you need support and reduces all the jostling when partners move or get out of bed.

Other features in the Hybrid mattresses

The Performance and Premium options all come with the Posturepedic Technology that shoves in 20 percent more coils around the middle of the mattress, where you carry most of your weight and need the most support.

Also, all of the mattresses have a coil layer (DuraFlex Edge ™) around the edge that strengthens the edges for couples and anyone that sits a lot on their beds.


The Sealy Buying Experience

Sealy Trial-Period 

Sealy mattresses come with a 100-night trial. Sealy asks that you use it for at least 30 nights before deciding whether or not to return it. If after 30 days and before 100 days you decide it really doesn’t work for you, call Sealy to (1) work with you to find a different mattress that might work better, and/or (2) start the return process. They’ll help you figure out where to donate or how to recycle or dispose of the mattress. You’ll receive a full refund within 1-2 business days.

Sealy Mattress Warranty

Sealy mattresses thicker than 8 inches come with a 10-year limited warranty. It applies to the original mattress owner only. You need to use a firm, solid foundation, one that can hold you and the mattress,  in order to stay compliant with the warranty. The warranty doesn’t cover normal wear and tear, a change in firmness preference, damages you caused or damage you allowed by using the wrong frame or foundation. It does cover manufacturing defects and indentations deeper than 1 inch.

Shipping and Delivery

Your Sealy should arrive sometimes between 5 to 7 days. Standard shipping is free. You can pay an extra bit, depending on the weight of the mattress and where you live, for expedited shipping. Sealy doesn’t ship outside of the United States.

Availability

You can buy Sealy mattresses on the Sealy website and you can find them in retail stores from one end of this country to the other. Use this locator application on Sealy.com.


Conclusion

Honestly, one of the great things about diving into the Sealy mattress pool is finding so many options to explore. You can shop strictly by price level, firmness level, or mattress thickness. You can choose by mattress style, by materials, and by innovation. 

When you have been in business since 1881, you know how to impress customers in so many ways. It is part of Sealy’s charm.

But often those choices come with different names depending on where you’re shopping. I’ve given you a look at what is available at Sealy.com. If you’re going elsewhere, only you can say whether you have the patience to sort it out. Plus some customers are concerned about how long both affordable and higher scale options hold up over time. 

Overall, the new Response (mostly innerspring), Conform (memory foam) and Hybrid (foam/coils) collections are thoughtfully designed with price levels ranging from straight “affordable” to “that seems pricey.”

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