Sealy® Mattress Review

There’s a reason Sealy was voted the #1 Most Trusted Mattress Brand in America: It has a longstanding reputation of creating high quality mattresses at affordable prices.

The company has continued that tradition with the Sealy Posturepedic® Hybrid, a premium gel-infused memory foam and coil mattress that delivers cushiony comfort, superior support, unparalleled pressure relief and exceptional cooling. But is this mattress right for you? We’ll help you decide in this comprehensive review. We’ll cover everything from the materials and construction to the pricing and promotions. We’ll also break down the pros and cons, and compare it to other leading options on the market today—so you can decide if the Sealy Posturepedic really is your ticket to sounder slumbers.

Last Updated February 2024

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Highlights
Firmness: Soft, Firm
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King
Materials: High-density motion-reducing coils and breathable memory foam
Trial Period: 90 nights
Warranty: 10 years
Shipping: Free shipping & returns

What is the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Mattress?

The Posturepedic Hybrid is part of Sealy’s premium mattress collection. It combines high-density, motion-reducing coils with soft, breathable memory foam to deliver the perfect balance of comfort, support and cooling. Available in eight sizes and two firmness levels, it’s a great option for sleepers of every size, shape and sleep style.

Pros Cons
Luxurious-feeling hybrid featuring encased coils and gel memory foam Can be heavy to move
Provides superior comfort, support, pressure relief and cooling Pricier than all-foam or innerspring options
Available in eight sizes and two firmness options
Made to order in the U.S. and delivered to your home—for free
90-night sleep trial and 10-year warranty
Sealy voted #1 most trusted mattress brand in America

Materials and Construction

The Posturepedic Hybrid measures 13 inches tall. It consists of a stretch-knit quilted cover, a gel-infused memory foam comfort system, and an encased coil support core with reinforced edges.

Here’s an in-depth look at the materials and design of Sealy’s Posturepedic Hybrid mattress:

Stretch-Knit Cover
Constructed of cool-to-the-touch fibers and featuring Sealys patented SealyChill™ cooling technology, this soft and comfortable cover provides an ultra breathable sleep surface. The cover also includes the brand’s signature Surface-Guard Technology™, which helps protect against bacteria and allergens. The cover isnt machine-washable, but Sealy provides directions for spot cleaning the fabric.

SealySupport™ Gel Foam Layer
Inside the mattress you’ll find Sealy’s ComfortSense™ Gel Memory Foam, a cushiony layer engineered to adapt to your unique shape and size. This layer gently cradles your body, dispersing your weight evenly across the mattress and relieving pressure points.

Response Pro Encased Coil Core
Unlike traditional innerspring mattresses, which typically feature a sheet of coils that respond as a unit, the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid includes more than 900 individually wrapped coils that move independently for targeted support and reduced motion transfer. The coil system also optimizes airflow and temperature regulation, thanks to its open design, which helps ensure sleepers stay cool and comfortable all night long.

DuraFlex™ Coil Edge
The coil support core is surrounded by reinforced edges, which increase perimeter support and prevent sagging as the mattress ages.

Mattress Type

This is a hybrid mattress, which means it combines the comfort and cushion of memory foam with the support, durability and airflow of a coil system.

Ages and Sleeper Types Suited For

Since the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Mattress is available in two firmness levels, there is an option for sleepers of every age, size, weight and preferred sleep position. If you’re a side sleeper, you’ll likely prefer the softer model. If you’re a stomach or back sleeper, you’ll likely prefer the firmer option. If you’re unsure which option suits you best, you can chat with a Sealy customer service representative to find out the best match for your body and preferences. 

Firmness Level

The Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Mattress is available in two firmness levels: Soft and firm. The best option for you depends on your bodyweight and preferred sleep position. A Seal sleep expert can help you determine the optimal firmness for your body.

How to Get the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Mattress

The Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Mattress can be purchased directly from the Sealy website. It is also available in many online and brick and mortar mattress stores, but the best way to ensure you can take advantage of the brand’s many promotions plus generous sleep trial and warranty, is to purchase directly from the brand.

Costs, Shipping & Delivery

The cost of the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Mattress depends on the size you select. Regardless, these tend to be some of the most affordable hybrids on the market today—at the time of this review, a Queen is priced at just under $900.

Every Sealy mattress is made to order in a U.S.-based manufacturing facility, and ships for free to your home—typically, within two to three weeks. The Sealy local team will place your new mattress in the room of your choice and even remove your old one if requested.

Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Mattress Performance

Pressure relief: This is one of the areas where this mattress really shines. Its premium, gel-infused memory foam was meticulously designed to disperse your weight across the mattress, providing relief for areas of concentrated weight, like your hips and shoulders.

Temperature control: Sealy’s approach to temperature regulation is multi-faceted. The mattress cover is made with breathable, cooling fabrics, and includes their signature SealyChill™ cooling technology. In addition, the coil core includes individually wrapped coils with plenty of space in between them, allowing for optimal air flow and exceptional temperature control.

Edge support: The coil support core is surrounded by reinforced edges, which increases perimeter support, provides increased durability and prevents sagging as the mattress ages.

Motion isolation/transference: Memory foam is typically very effective in minimizing motion transfer since it tends to contour to the body. In addition to memory foam, this mattress includes a layer of encased coils that move independently with your body, which also helps reduce motion transfer significantly. All of this means that if your partner rolls over or gets up in the middle of the night, you’ll likely stay in dreamland.

Durability: Sealy is renowned for producing mattresses with exceptional durability, thanks to the brand’s high-quality materials and careful craftsmanship—and the Posturepedic Hybrid is no exception. Featuring a solid combination of durable memory foam, sturdy encased coils plus reinforced edge support, this mattress is made to last. Sealy stands behind that with a 10-year warranty.

Noise: Typically, overworked coil units are to blame for squeaky mattresses. But Sealy’s Posturepedic Hybrid contains individually wrapped coils, which means that instead of all the coils compressing when someone lays on the mattress, only the coils that are impacted engage. This extends the life of the other coils and thus, reduces the squeaking that comes with too much wear and tear.

Ease of Movement: The combination of memory foam and individually encased coils means there’s enough bounce that sleepers won’t feel trapped when they roll over or change position.

Sex: While the memory foam layers provide a comfortable surface for intimate activities, the responsive coils add a degree of bounce, enhancing the overall experience during intimate moments. Not only that, the mattress is designed to promote airflow and cooling, which means couples won’t overheat.

Off-gassing: While Sealy has worked hard to minimize that harmless “new product smell” that often comes with packaged mattresses. However, because the company’s production and shipping times are so impressively fast, the smell may not have dissipated by the time it reaches your doorstep. If you do notice a slight smell when setting up your mattress, you can take solace in the fact that it will likely disappear in less than a week. You can help that process along by airing out the room you place the mattress in, whether by opening windows or using a fan.

Comparison to Other Brands

Here’s a look at how the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Mattress stacks up against other leading mattresses on the market today:

Sealy Posturepedic vs. Casper

Like Sealy, Casper offers a variety of mattress models. Of them, the Casper Original Hybrid is most comparable to the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid. Both pair CertiPUR-US® certified foam with individually wrapped coils to create an ultra comfortable and supportive sleep surface, and both include proprietary temperature-regulating features designed to keep sleepers cool through the night. Both mattresses are made in the U.S. and both come with free delivery as well as a 10-year warranty. With all of that in common, it’s hard to believe there are any differences between these two mattresses. But there are a few, including:

  • Price: Sealy’s hybrid is a few hundred dollars less than the Casper hybrid.
  • Design: Whereas Sealy features a traditional hybrid design of high quality foams and
    individually encased coils, Casper’s hybrid also includes three ergonomic zones designed to
    provide support and spinal alignment.
  • Firmness: Whereas Sealy’s hybrid is available in both a soft and a firm option, Casper’s
    Original Hybrid only comes in a medium-firm feel.
  • Sizes: Sealy’s hybrid comes in eight sizes; Casper’s comes in six.
  • Sleep trial: Casper offers a slightly longer sleep trial—100 nights, compared to Sealy’s 90-night trial.

Serta vs. Sealy Posturepedic Mattress

Like the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid, the Serta Perfect Sleeper Hybrid Mattress pairs high-quality, CertiPUR-US® certified foams with ultra-responsive coils to achieve the optimal balance of comfort and support. The Serta hybrid also includes temperature-regulating features just like the Sealy hybrid. Both mattresses are designed and built in the U.S., and both are available in a few different firmness levels. Sealy and Serta both offer free shipping and returns as well as a 10-year warranty, and their prices are pretty comparable as well. So what’s different about these two popular picks? A few things:

  • Design: Serta’s hybrid mattress features fewer coils than Sealy’s, but its coil system offers three zones of support with targeted pressure relief for the lower back and hips.
  • Sizes: The Serta hybrid is only available in six sizes; Sealy’s hybrid comes in eight.
  • Sleep trial: Serta offers a 100-night sleep trial; Sealy offers 90 nights.

Sealy Posturepedic Mattress vs. Purple Mattress

Purple offers a variety of hybrid mattresses, but the Purple Restore is most comparable to the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid. Like the Sealy hybrid, the Purple Restore includes CertiPUR-US® certified foam plus ultra responsive coils, which together deliver exceptional comfort and support. Also like Sealy’s hybrid, the Purple Restore is available in two firmness options. The Purple Restore also includes a soft and breathable top cover with antimicrobial properties, just like the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid. Both mattresses are made in the U.S., and both come with a 10-year warranty as well as free shipping and returns. But there are a few key differences between these two popular mattresses, including:

  • Price: The Purple hybrid is significantly more expensive than the Sealy hybrid—nearly $1000 more.
  • Design: Whereas the Sealy mattress sticks with the tried and true hybrid design, the Purple mattress also features an innovative grid-like comfort layer that is designed to provide excellent pressure relief. While some Purple customers rave abut this technology, others have expressed that they have never adapted to its unconventional feel.
  • Sizes: Sealy is available in eight mattress sizes; Purple comes in six.

Sleep trial: Sealy offers a 90-night trial; Purple offers a slightly longer one—100 nights.

Sealy as a Company

Sealy is the brainchild of Daniel Haynes, a cotton gin builder, who, in 1881, began making cotton-filled mattresses for his friends. Fast-forward to 1889, and Haynes had invented a machine that compressed cotton, which he had begun licensing to others to make mattresses under the name mattresses from Sealy,” a tribute to his town of residence, Sealy, TX.

While the product lines have certainly evolved over the years, Sealy’s commitment to delivering a restful night to every sleeper, regardless of shape, size, sleep style or budget has remained. The brand has been named America’s #1 Mattress Brand and was voted #1 Most Trusted Mattress Brand in America.

Sealy’s Customer Service

Sealy offers a very helpful and always accessible live chat feature. You can also reach one of their sleep experts via phone at 1-800-499-1988.

Warranty and Trial Period

Sealy offers a generous 90-night sleep trial and a 10-year warranty, making it a risk-free investment in better sleep.

Bottom Line: Why We Love It

The Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Mattress is a high-quality mattress that brings together memory foam and coil layers for superior comfort, support and temperature regulation. It comes in eight sizes and two firmness options, making it a great option for sleepers of every size and preference. Not only that, the mattress is extremely affordable, especially for a premium hybrid, and it comes with a generous warranty and trial period. Additionally, it comes from a reputable brand with helpful, 24/7 customer service support. All in all, the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Mattress is an excellent choice for those seeking a better night of sleep.

FAQ

What is the Sealy Posturepedic mattress?

Sealy offers a variety of mattress models, including the Posturepedic Hybrid, which features gel-infused memory foam as well as individually encased coils for a comfortable and supportive sleep surface ideal for sleepers of every size, shape and position. 

How much does a Sealy Posturepedic mattress weigh?

The average weight of a Sealy Posturepedic mattress depends on the mattress size and model. Here’s a breakdown of the weights of the Hybrid model according to size:

Twin: 54 pounds

Twin Long: 58 pounds

Full: 75 pounds

Queen: 91 pounds

King: 115 pounds

Cal King: 115 pounds

Split Cal King: 61 pounds per side

How does one clean a Sealy Posturepedic mattress?

Regular maintenance cleaning can be done by using a vacuum with a hose attachment (keep the suction on low to avoid damaging the fabric). If you need to clean a stain or spill, gently apply cold water and mild soap on the area, being careful not to use so much water that it sinks into the mattress.

How much is a king size Sealy Posturepedic mattress?

The cost of a king size Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid mattress is about  $1,500 at the time of this writing. However, the brand frequently runs promotions, which can bring that price down significantly.

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