How to Choose a Sealy Mattress

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How to Choose a Sealy Mattress
Example of a pillow top mattress (Jeffrey Vinocur, Dave Matos)

One key to a great night's sleep is not necessarily the number of hours you snooze but rather the mattress you use. Sealy, a mattress manufacturer for more than 125 years, has been synonymous with sleep and comfort. Thanks to newer technologies, there are five different Sealy mattress lines to choose from, ranging from foam and latex with innerspring coils to spring-free beds with memory foam. Your budget and physical needs will dictate how to choose a Sealy mattress.

Skill level:



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    Evaluate your mattress needs before you set foot in a Sealy mattress store. The size--twin, full, queen or king--should be the first decision you make, based on who will be sleeping on the mattress.

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    Determine the comfort level required for your Sealy mattress. Do you need a firm surface for optimal support or would you rather have a mattress that conforms to your shape? It is important to keep in mind your favourite sleeping positions--back, stomach or side--as this facet of your sleep habits will also aid in your choice of the best Sealy mattress for you.

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    Wear comfortable, loose clothing and shoes that are easy to slip off while shopping for a Sealy mattress. In order to best evaluate each type of mattress, you will need to lay down on them in varying positions, paying close attention to which one offers your body the most comfortable experience.

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    Choose a mattress from the Sealy Brand Collection series if you are seeking a comfortable, supportive mattress for an affordable price. The Sealy Brand Collection series offers coils that are strategically positioned to provide body support from the one mattress edge to the other. This economical choice has one-fifth more foam than the industry standard along with reinforced corners to prevent mattress deformities. The foundation is optimised to provide the best support for this budget-friendly mattress.

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    Select a Sealy Comfort series mattress if you want to experience the technology of memory foam at an entry-level price. With no coils, the mattress relies on conforming memory foam to provide support and ease the ache of your body's pressure points. This mattress contains a resilient poly core which aids the memory foam in providing proper back and neck alignment. The accompanying foundation is engineered to provide the best memory foam support and the corners are reinforced to prevent deformity. This mattress comes in two foam densities: firm and cushion firm.

    How to Choose a Sealy Mattress
    Example of memory foam
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    Purchase a Sealy Posturepedic TrueForm memory foam mattress if your budget allows the next step up from the Comfort series. The mattress has an orthopedically designed high-density core which allows your body weight to be distributed evenly across the entire mattress. This core is surrounded by layers of memory foam which conform to your body, providing the best support and alignment for your neck and back. NASA technology is used for the fabric covering the memory foam mattress to manage your body temperature. The TrueForm foundation provides a firm surface for the mattress, enhancing its comfort and stability.

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    Another step up in price is the Sealy Posturepedic SpringFree. The latex material is resistant to dust mites and has antimicrobial properties, making it an optimal choice for allergy sufferers. You can choose a model with either a foam or latex core. The latex surrounding the core provides consistent support for the body and its open-cell construction means the material can breathe, providing a cool night's sleep. The box springs absorb the pressure and shock from your body movements during sleep. Some SpringFree mattresses can also be used with the Sealy adjustable power base.

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    Pick the Sealy Posturepedic mattress series if you want a spring-based bed that eliminates uncomfortable pressure points on the body. The Posturepedic series offers three different mattresses to choose from, based on your budget. All contain innerspring coils, a choice of mattress top covers and firmness. The Preferred Posturepedic Sealy mattress has the basic foam support around the coils and is the most economical. The Reserved series employs extra memory foam and is a good choice if you cannot decide between a spring-free memory foam mattress and one with innerspring coils. The Signature series is the top of the line in the Posturepedic category and has both memory foam and smart latex technology. It is the best choice if you cannot choose from memory foam, latex or innerspring coil technology alone.

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    Purchase the box spring or bed foundation recommended for your chosen Sealy mattress. These bed foundations are specifically engineered to each mattress to provide the best support and performance. By not using the appropriate foundation, the mattress' effectiveness is reduced by up to fifty per cent and the warranty may be voided.

Tips and warnings

  • Always buy the best mattress you can afford. Shop by comfort level first to narrow down your Sealy mattress selections within your budget, then inspect for overall quality.
  • If you cannot tell which Sealy mattress sleep surface is firm and which is softer, inspect the quilting design. Firmer sleep surfaces will have a smaller, tighter quilting design while plush sleep surfaces have larger, wide quilting.
  • Do not trust discount mattress stores that claim their mattresses are comparable to Sealy products. Sealy mattresses are constructed using patented technologies and materials that provide orthopaedic support.
  • Do not recycle your old mattress and give it to your child. If it did not provide adequate support for you, it will not provide adequate support for your growing child.

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