A Guide To Best Sealy Posturepedic Mattresses – Hybrid, Plush And Memory Foam Models

Have you been looking for a mattress that’s going to meet and exceed your expectations? A good brand that’s trustworthy, has high buyers’ rating and experience in the matter?

Well, today you’re in luck. Sealy has been around since 1881, meaning this company has been taking care of sleepers’ needs around the world for over a century.

Furthermore, Sealy seems to be one of the companies that have a large buyer base filled with individuals who shop for this brand over and over again, as plenty reviews state that it’s been a major part of their bedrooms for generations.

In most cases, this kind of reputation and experience means you’re up for a quality product. In this buying guide, we’ll review the best Sealy mattresses, sum up overall pros and cons, and also speak briefly about the company itself.

Keep reading and find out if a Posturepedic bed would be a good fit for you.

Quality Construction, Exceptional Support, Comfort


Usually, a mattress will either have open or pocket coils, pocketed coils being the better option. However, Sealy seems to be doing something different here. Their beds are a combination of the two. Well, three since they use offset coils as well.

An interesting take to say the least. Sealy seems to have successfully made a higher quality product line, but one which is still going to have a reasonable price tag.

image of Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid

Posturepedic bed line includes Classic, Plus, Optimum and Premier Hybrid Plush models. These contain mattresses that range in features and thickness, from 8.5“ to 16“.

One very important feature that encompasses every single Sealy mattress is something they call CoreSupport Center.
This technology allows their beds to showcase a higher level of support quality, which is immensely important and shows they’re serious about manufacturing quality products.

Other common features between Sealy mattresses include the SolidEdge system, a feature which allows every one of their beds to carry reinforced edges.

Additionally, all Posturepedic beds also use gel-infused memory foam. This gel helps the foam contour to your specific body shape, type, and weight and therefore provides more potential for comfortable sleep.

All of these facts make Sealy look like the perfect choice. However, every product has a downside, and this brand is no different. There’s been some concern regarding durability issues and off-gassing.

Individual Sealy Mattress Reviews

Posturepedic Classic

The first in line is the basic Sealy Posturepedic. It’s the standard option that a lot of buyers seem to go with. It’s been designed with support and comfort in mind, allowing your body to adjust well with the foam.

The cover on this mattress is made out of premium fabric, while the comfort layer is made out of high-density memory foam. The firm central section in reinforced and has been praised for its ability to ease lower back, neck and hip pain.

On the other hand, buyers have shown a concern for its lack of motion isolation, meaning you’ll easily feel every toss and turn from your partner and therefore it’s not recommended if you tend to wake up easily.

One other often mentioned downside is the smell. Sealy Posturepedic seems to have a strong smell to it, and off-gassing can sometimes take as long as two weeks to dissipate completely.

Posturepedic Plus

While providing all the basic features of its predecessor, the Plus version also seems to offer additional support for your spine, since it uses pocket coils almost exclusively. Pocket coils have been known to be a far better choice than open coils, regarding body support. This is because each pocket coil is usually wrapped, which allows each coil to react to your body position and movement.

Where the basic Posturepedic lacks, the Plus version seems to add. On top of its CoreSupport Center, the Posturepedic Plus also does well with motion isolation. This makes it a great choice for couples as you won’t be feeling any tossing or turning on your side of the bed.

However, the fact that it’s a Plus version still doesn’t do you any good in the off-gassing department. Even this version will need as much as two weeks in some cases for the smell to completely air out.

One other downside to this version is heat retention. This can become a disaster if you cannot stand the heat. On the other hand, this can also be a benefit if you particularly like to sleep hot.

Posturepedic Premier Hybrid Plush

After developing the first two version of its Posturepedic mattresses, Sealy seems to have taken all the concerns and issues and created a version which takes in the benefits from the previous two, but with fewer downsides.

The Posturepedic Premier Hybrid combined 875 titanium wrapped springs with high-density memory foam to create a premium product. To fight the heat issues, they’ve added a cooling gel on top of the memory foam in this innerspring bed, and it has worked extremely well.

The top cover is also made out of premium fabric, and when you combine everything here with CoreSupport Center and SolidEdge System, you get a high-quality mattress.

Still, even this bed doesn’t come without downsides. It has great support, a cooling gel-infused memory foam, excellent motion isolation and reinforced edges. However, the company hasn’t been able to deal with the smell.

Even if you go with a product that has the word ‘Premier’ in it, you’ll still have to put up with the smell. Our suggestion is that if you can bare with this simple downside, you should seriously consider getting a Sealy bed.

What We Liked

  • Excellent Support – Sealy has really made a good effort towards providing exceptional support within their mattresses with the CoreSupport and SolidEdge HD systems. Customers praise Posturepedic products for helping alleviate their back, neck, shoulder and hip pain.
  • Warranty – Most Sealy beds carry a 10-year warranty with good options. Even though some have only a 5-year warranty, we still felt like this should be mentioned as every warranty review we read seem to have resulted in a positive experience.
  • Motion Isolation – The technologies company uses here seem to work well and provide exceptional motion isolation. This is an absolute must-have if you’re sleeping with a partner, as Sealy delivers.

What We Didn't Like

  • Off-Gassing – Unfortunately, Sealy doesn’t seem to have found a viable solution for the factory smell that goes along with their mattresses. In some cases, buyers have reported that they had to air out their bedroom for as long as two to three weeks for all the smell to dissipate.
  • Durability/Sagging – Plenty of customer reviews involved concerns for durability, especially sagging with Posturepedic beds. However, if taken care of properly, you should be covered under the warranty if any durability issues show up in the first couple of years of using a Sealy product.

Warranty


First, let’s review company’s warranty policy a bit more in detail. Sealy offers a 5 or a 10-year warranty, depending on the type of mattress you go with. The warranty itself seems to cover any manufacturing defect. This includes defects that render a bed unusable. Note that if you have a third party do any kind of repair on your mattress, the warranty is automatically canceled.

Additionally, surface defects such as potholes and/or sagging are covered if the actual indentation is deeper than 2.5 mm. Anything below this threshold is considered natural with long-term use and is not covered by the warranty.

Final Verdict – Summary


All things considered, Sealy seems to offer cost-effective mattresses. This means that the price of any particular Posturepedic bed should reflect on its quality.

The basic version of their Posturpedic model doesn’t seem to offer good motion isolation, so it’s recommended if you’re sleeping alone, but you can use it as a couple as well if you’re not disturbed by your partner’s tossing and turning.

The Plus option is a better version of Posturepedic classic mattress, where the main feature is motion isolation. A better choice if you’re shopping at Sealy as a couple.

Finally, the Premier Hybrid seems to be a combination of the previous two beds. It has all the benefits of the basic option, motion isolation of the Plus version, but also incorporates a cooling gel-infused memory foam like other top rated foam mattresses.

With the Premier Hybrid, you get excellent support, comfort, motion isolation and an overall cooling sleep experience similar to the one you get with a cooling pad, especially during warmer nights.

Obviously, the Premier Hybrid is the best option here. If you can afford it, definitely go for it. One downside that all of these mattresses carry is the off-gassing.

Our opinion is that the off-gassing is something you should just deal with if the price tag is reasonable for you – since you’re really getting a high-quality product. Just think about it, the gas will probably dissipate after a week, while the mattress will probably stay in your bedroom for over a decade.

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