Sealy is one of the most well-known mattress manufacturers and have been making mattresses for longer than most. Many reviews give them a fairly decent score; the opinion generally being that they make a good quality mattress if somewhat overpriced. So what do you get for your money when you buy a Sealy Posturepedic mattress?
First off, Sealy Posturepedic does not refer to one mattress; rather Posturepedic is a generic term for a range of the company's mattresses. What is common to all these mattresses is the incorporation of the Sealy Comfort System, which comprises the following elements; a claim that the company uses the most advanced inner spring available and that it combines orthopedically correct support, advanced Comfort Materials and UniCased Edge Design.
Now let's get something straight: most mattress manufacturers claim that the springs used in their mattresses are the best you can buy but did you know that all of the well-known mattress companies (there are exceptions) get their coils from a single company, Leggett and Platt, for their highest-end mattresses down to their lowest. Also, other manufacturers state that they place their coils in such a way as to give you the best orthopedically correct support – what they mean is they place more coils, or heavier gauge coils under the shoulder and hip area.
The Sealy Posturepedic mattress also comes with a UniCased Edge Design. This gives the mattress a firmer edge, the idea being that your weight doesn't push the mattress out sideways so giving you more support. Again, this is nothing new or unique; I don't know of any top rated mattress that doesn't come with some sort of edging support.
The company also recommends that when your purchase a Sealy Posturepedic that you also purchase the box spring set to go with the mattress. The company claims that a box spring acts like a big shock absorber giving the sleeper even more comfort. But I find this explanation a little hard to swallow. Springs on top of springs? Surely the coils in the mattress should be good enough to give you the support and comfort you need. In my opinion box springs are not necessary, add to the cost and are a good little earner for the mattress manufacturer. Most Europeans use platform beds – no box spring set – and we don't seem to hear them complaining about alack of support or comfort.
We're also told that the materials used are hypo-allergenic and flame resistant. This is standard for all top end mattresses.
The are three basic models to the Sealy Posturepedic range; the Posturepedic, which has the features described above; the Body Series, which is claimed to be the most luxurious in the range; and the Reserve Collection, which features a memory foam layer on top of the mattress.
The above review of Sealy Posturepedic mattresses is quite short. You can find more detailed reviews on the net, many from individuals who have purchased the mattress. Most find the mattress to be quite comfortable though somewhat overpriced. A good mattress but perhaps, no better than other brand name mattresses.