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Your Complete Mattress Brand Guide: Sealy


Couple sits on new Sealy mattress in bedroom

Have you ever said “It’s like a mini vacation!” about your bed? If not, it may be because you’re not sleeping on the right mattress. That quote came from a review sent to us by Ken A. about his Sealy Response Kenaston Firm mattress. Real shoppers just like you love their new Sealy mattresses! If you’re in the market to buy a new mattress, it is worth it to take a deep look into this well-known name brand. Many people find a Sealy mattress is the best choice for them, and it could be for you too!

About Sealy

Sealy is one of the oldest mattress makers in the country. It was founded in 1881 in Sealy, Texas. Daniel Haynes, a cotton gin builder, started Sealy by making cotton filled mattresses for his local family and friends. A few years later in 1889, he invented a machine that compressed cotton. Building upon his new machine’s success, Haynes licensed it to others to make mattresses with the name “mattresses from Sealy.” 

Over the years, a lot has changed in the mattress industry, but one thing is exactly the same: the Sealy brand is a name you can trust for a high-quality product! Sealy goes above and beyond industry standards to ensure your mattress will last for years to come. This is why each Sealy mattress comes with a 10-year manufacturer warranty against factory defects. This is comfort that is proven to last! All of these mattresses are rigorously tested for quality, comfort, and support.

Sealy mattresses have been proudly built in America for over 130 years! That’s not all there is to love about this brand, though. For the past 65 years, Sealy has been at the forefront of mattress technology. This is thanks to the development of their Sealy Posturepedic material.

What is a Sealy Posturepedic Mattress?

Sealy has been helping American families sleep better for decades. In fact, way back in the 1960’s they said, “Your morning is as good as your mattress.” In this respect, they were years ahead of others in realizing the effect your mattress has on your sleep, and the effect your sleep has on your health and happiness. 

How do they do it? In order to design high-quality, trusted mattresses, Sealy developed Sealy Posturepedic technology in 1950. Posturepedic, which was developed with help from orthopedic specialists, is based on body weight distribution during sleep. They leveraged their experience and innovations to provide technology that delivers deep, targeted support directly where you need it. 

Your lower back, spine, and hips are areas in need of extra support during sleep. Nearly everyone sleeps with their head in the upper portion of the bed and their legs in the lower section. That leaves your torso and hips, which account for about half of your body weight, in the middle region of the mattress and needing some serious support. If you are sleeping on a mattress that doesn’t provide enough support, you’ll find yourself waking with discomfort, aches, and pain. Posturepedic technology prevents this by providing your bed with a reinforced mattress center. A layer of dense memory foam, plus extra coils in their Sealy Posturepedic hybrid options, provide a sturdier middle of the mattress. This is designed to promote better spinal alignment, which then leads to more restful sleep and a happier morning.

Posturepedic is not a separate mattress style. Rather, it is a group of features that Sealy incorporates within all of their mattresses. Many people say it really does what it promises, helping to relieve pain and improving sleep quality. You can read this in their own words further down in this article. 

Collection Overview and Key Features

Everyone has different needs when it comes to comfort and sleep. That’s why with Sealy, you have plenty of options in order to be able to choose the right one for your exact preferences.

The Response Line

The Sealy Response line is their innerspring mattress collection. It contains several fantastic mattresses, like the Response Kenaston Firm and Response Lavina Cushion Firm. Each of these options has layers of gel foam in addition to the innersprings. In this way, Sealy was offering hybrid mattresses long before that term was even in use. They are true innovators to the mattress industry!

This collection works well for back, side, and stomach sleepers. Those who want a cool night’s sleep and those who prefer the feel of innerspring mattresses are sure to like the line-up. As well, the Response Collection also includes a reinforced coil edge, which makes it easier to get in and out of the bed and makes it more comfortable to sleep close to the edge. With varying firmness options, there is a lot to love about these mattresses.

The Conform Line

The Conform line features all-foam mattresses that come in multiple firmness options. Similar to the Response line, this offers sleepers both comfort and support. These mattresses come in either two or three foam layers. Some options also contain special cooling materials in order to wick away heat. Most customers report liking these mattresses, especially those who normally sleep hot and enjoy this added temperature regulation. The Sealy Upbeat Firm is by far our most popular mattress within the Conform lineup.

The Sealy Upbeat Firm mattress is a firm bed that is rated a 2 on the industry-standard 10 point Comfort Scale, with a 1 being very firm and 10 being the softest. A rating of a 2 means this mattress will appeal to you if you like a firm bed. That’s not to say this bed is too hard, though. Sealy’s Gel Memory Foam cradles your body’s curves for soft support and comfort. This layer sits on top of the SealySupport Gel Base Foam layer. There is minimal motion transfer, meaning if you sleep with a partner, you will not disturb one another’s slumber. 

The Golden Elegance Line

Combining smart innovation and precise engineering, Sealy’s Golden Elegance series provides quality features at an exceptional price point. You won’t find another hybrid, adjustable-friendly mattress at prices this low!

These mattresses are topped with a durable knit cover and soft foam layers at the quilt, plus exclusive CoreSupport gel memory foam at the center. This offers targeted resistance to painful pressure points where you need it the most. One we encourage you to look into is Sealy's Gilded Breath Plush Pillowtop Mattress. With this mattress, you will envelop yourself in the supreme softness and pressure-relief! For the ultimate retreat after a long day, there are four-inches of soft SealySupport™ foam located at the comfort layer. It’s the cushioning feel you want, with the pressure relief you need. These mattresses include four vertical handles that allow easy movement and positioning of the mattress. It seems like Sealy thought of everything!

Our Recommendations for Sealy's Best Mattresses

We regularly update our mattress offerings so you have access to the best, newest, and most advanced mattress options. We typically have several Sealy mattress options to choose from, meaning you’re sure to find one that’s perfect for you. Whether you would like a firm innerspring mattress to alleviate back pain or a Sealy pillow top mattress for the coziest bed possible, we have the right bed for you. A few of our most popular Sealy options include:

Sealy Response Kenaston Firm

This is a firm, incredibly supportive innerspring mattress. The perimeter is a DuraFlex Edge, a double row of smaller coils that adds more support and provides an even surface. The center third of the mattress has Posturepedic Technology, a dense layer of SealyCool™ Gel Foam to reinforce the middle of the mattress. On top, the quilt package uses a Comfort Loft Cover, which is both stretchy and contouring. The comfort layers provide a luxurious feel, while the inner layers ensure you get the spinal alignment your back needs.

Sealy Upbeat Firm Foam

This mattress has gel foam inside that will deliver your best ever night of sleep. Featuring 1.5" Sealy ComfortSense Gel Memory Foam, 7.5" SealySupport™ Gel Base Foam, and a StableSupport™ Foundation, this mattress offers a firm, yet comfortable bed. It’s quite possible this is exactly what you have been looking for! As you will see below, this is one of our most popular Sealy choices and one we regularly get glowing reviews about. It’s the lowest priced mattress in the Conform Line of mattresses, meaning it’s well within the budget of most mattress shoppers. If you are looking for an affordable firm mattress you should consider this option. It is offered at a great price, and it’s a high-quality mattress from a well-known brand. You can’t beat that!

Sealy Mattress Reviews From Our Customers

Sealy is now one of the most prominent mattress brands in the world. You don’t get to the top spot by accident. Again and again, we hear positive reviews from our customers after their new Sealy mattress is delivered and they sleep on it for a few nights. These reviews are only the beginning. We have hundreds, if not more, of reviews telling us similar stories!

Rebbeca J, Upbeat Firm Foam Mattress “My overall experience with the Sealy foam mattress is excellent. It’s not too soft and not too hard, it’s good just in between! It’s been a couple months since my purchase and I’m still enjoying this mattress."

Joseph S, Response Kenaston Firm Mattress “So far I love the mattress, it has really helped decrease my lower back pain.”

Fernando T, Upbeat Firm Foam Mattress "We are very happy with our new Sealy Upbeat Firm Foam Mattress! When you don't have to think about the mattress you're sleeping on because it just feels so natural, that says it all!"

Ken A, Response Kenaston Firm Mattress “The first night on our new mattress and every night since then has been like a mini vacation. It's not too soft or too hard.... just right for us. We sleep like we haven't in years and wake up without back pain. We learned that having the right mattress is both an affordable luxury and a necessity. We recommend this mattress and we wouldn't hesitate to buy another one when the time comes.”

Patricia A, Upbeat Firm Foam Mattress “Finally, a good rest. Using this Sealy mattress... has been vital to my daytime makes nighttime rest a sure thing.”

More from the Sealy Brand

You’re not finished creating the perfect bed after you pick out your mattress. You need the right foundation too! The best way to ensure your best sleep ever is to pair your new Sealy mattress with a Sealy adjustable base. All Sealy mattresses are able to be paired with an adjustable bed base, which raises both your upper and lower body. The Sealy Ease 3.0 Adjustable Bed Base offers virtually limitless ergonomic positions. Adjusting your bed to be exactly right has never been easier! With a pre-programmed option to simulate weightlessness, this electric adjustable bed frame allows you to drift off to sleep with minimal orthopedic pressure. When you wake up without aches and pains, you’ll be so glad you paired your mattress with an adjustable foundation. 

You want your new mattress to last for the decade to come, staying comfortable and supportive for at least eight years, if not longer. This means purchasing a new mattress made from a mattress brand well-known for quality materials, advanced design, and a commitment to excellence. Many shoppers find the perfect mattress for them within the Sealy brand. Come into your nearest City Mattress store and lie down on one to feel the comfort for yourself. Just a few minutes is all you need to realize you just found your favorite new mattress!