Sealy Posturepedic Review

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Sealy Posturepedic Review
Bottom Line

In professional tests several models in the Sealy Posturepedic line earn top scores, making it one of the highest rated innerspring mattresses available. This makes it our top choice for those who prefer an innerspring purchase. The brand includes the original Posturepedic Series, the Posturepedic Plus Series and the Premium Hybrid Series that combines foam and springs. Prices start at a relatively affordable $600 for a basic twin mattress.

Pros
  • Low incidence of heat retention
  • Pocketed coils isolate motion well
  • Good for both side and back sleepers
  • 10-year warranty
Cons
  • May be too soft for some

Breaking it down

Comfort

Minimizes motion transfer. The Sealy Posturepedic Plus and Sealy Posturpedic Hybrid perform at an above-average level when it comes to isolating motion, according to SleepLikeTheDead.com; the basic Posturpedic performs at an average level. The Posturpedic line performs even better for stability in professional tests, earning Very Good to Excellent ratings across several tested models. SleepLikeTheDead.com also reports that the line gets above-average ratings on its suitability for sex and for not causing any significant heat retention during sleep. In addition, owners largely find the line extremely comfortable, with several saying it provides good support and relieves pain. Many say Posturepedic mattresses provide excellent, all-over support that helps them stay comfortable in any position.

Value

May cost less than some comparable mattresses. Suggested retail prices for the Sealy Posturepedic line range from about $600 for a basic twin mattress up to about $2,100 for a king-sized hybrid mattress; however, mattresses are often on sale and it's unlikely that you'll ever pay full retail. Experts say Sealy mattresses are slightly lower-priced overall than competing innerspring mattresses from Simmons and Serta. In addition, compared to other mattresses, even the lower-end Posturepedic models have increased innerspring support in the center third of the mattress, where the heavier parts of a person's body rest, which adds value. The warranty on Posturepedic mattresses is 10 years and covers sagging, but only if the depth of the indentation is at least 1.5 inches.

Durability

Mixed assessments from reviewers. In professional testing that simulated durability over an eight year period, the Sealy Posturpedic models tested earned scores of Very Good to Excellent. However, according to SleepLikeTheDead.com, 22 percent of Posturepedic owners report significant sagging or body impressions within three years of ownership. Editors also find that owners tend to replace their Posturepedic after 6.3 years of regular use. This longevity figure is equal to or higher than the average longevity reported for all innerspring mattresses. Still, we read many comments from owners that applaud the Posturepedic's durability, and just a few saying that the seams frayed or the mattress sagged after a relatively short period of use.

Our Sources

1. SleepLikeTheDead.com

Sealy Innerspring Mattress (Posturepedic, Sealy Brand) Review, Ratings & Comparisons, Editors of SleepLikeTheDead.com, July 15, 2016

Compared to other innerspring mattresses, the Sealy Posturpedic has slightly better owner satisfaction than most. SleepLikeTheDead.com bases its evaluation on the experiences of more than 875 owners. The ratings are divided, though among the Sealy brand in general; basic and upgraded Posturepedic innerspring mattresses; and Posturepedic Hybrid mattresses.

2. ConsumerReports.org

Mattresses, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Not Dated

In this lab test, ConsumerReports.org editors evaluate mattresses by analyzing how each mattress supports the body, taking into account both side and back sleeping positions. They also test firmness, and they check durability by simulating eight years of use. Several Sealy Posturepedic models are among the dozens of innerspring models tested.

3. MattressFirm.com

Sealy, Contributors to MattressFirm.com, As of July 2016

Several models of the Sealy Posturepedic mattress get hundreds of reviews at this mattress retailer, with none rating less than 4-stars. One model of the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Elite line garners the most reviews, more than 95, with an overall 4.5-star rating.

4. US-Mattress.com

Sealy Posturepedic Mattress, Contributors to US-Mattress.com, As of July 2016

US-Mattress carries a good selection of Sealy Posturpedic mattresses and they get a respectable number of reviews, with overall scores of more than 4-stars. The highest rated Posturpedic here is the Cooper Mountain line, with the king size Cooper Mountain Plush Euro Pillow Top earning 4.5 stars in around 195 reviews.