In our latest installment of the Brand Overview series, we look at Sealy Posturepedic reviews to see what owners have to say about this well-known mattress line. Sealy has a long-standing reputation for quality innerspring mattresses and box springs, and their brand is household name. The Posturepedic line is Sealy’s core offering, and can be found in mattress stores around the country. But, does the reputation match Sealy Posturepedic reviews?
Sealy originally began operating in 1881 and has grown to become leading brand with 25 plants producing their lines of mattresses and box springs, one of which focuses entirely on their latex line. In 2012, Sealy was bought by Tempur-Pedic, the memory foam giant, but still operates independently. Creating high quality products which provide comfortable support and dedication to improvement have been earmarks to their continuing success. Well-known in the bedding industry for design and innovation including pocketed springs and continuous springs made of heavy gauge wire, the company generally is listed among the best in low to mid-range mattress options. Their newer lines of memory foam and latex mattresses also have received decent reception. In addition to their complete mattress and boxspring sets, there are pillows, toppers and even adjustable frames available. While Sealy offers several different mattress lines, in this review we’ll discuss one Sealy line in particular, the Posturepedic collection.
About the Sealy Posturepedic Line
The Sealy Posturepedic line focuses on supportive mattress options, hence the name. These are designed to provide extra support to the main portion of the body as well as a 10-20% larger sleeping area and a firm edge. Currently, models within the Posturepedic line include the Classic, Gel and Hybrid series. The Posturepedic line is produced in the United States. Prices vary according to sizes and materials used in the products, with models containing pocketed coils and memory foam costing more.
The Classic series features titanium alloy offset spring coils, lumber support and a starting retail price of $599. The Gel collection includes a gel memory foam layer designed to regulate temperature over offset or pocketed coils, with pricing starting at $899. The Hybrid line features greater amounts of gel memory foam and poly foam over pocketed springs, with retail prices beginning at $1299. According to Sleep Like The Dead, actual prices paid for Posturepedic beds range from $350 to $2600. The more expensive models with pocketed coils are meant to reduce motion transfer and improve support. Like with most other large mattress manufacturers, the actual names of the beds will vary depending upon the retailer which may make cross-comparisons difficult (one reason we are reviewing the line as a whole).
Overview of Sealy Posturepedic Reviews
Sealy Posturepedic reviews are available to cover a variety of aspects of mattress comfort and durability. Though they must be correlated to comparable mattresses to get an idea of relative performace, it should be noted that overall this line is considered to be an good value for the money, with some aspects excelling more than others. Keep in mind that reviews and surveys can be subjective as most are simple compilations based on consumer responses. Sealy Posturepedic reviews generally tend to be positive compared to other spring mattresses, but there still a few customer complaints shoppers should be aware of.
Pros of Posturepedic Reviews
Overall, Sealy Posturepedic reviews indicate an average consumer rating of about 3.25 stars, which is slightly above average for innerspring brands. About 65% of owners are satisfied with their bed overall. Areas in which this mattress line excel include reduced motion transfer in the pocket coil models, a wide range of firmness options, wide availability, and relatively long warranties. A good proportion of owners find their bed comfortable and supportive initially, and the higher coil counts may offer good support for heavier individuals. Models without memory foam also have low complaints of odor and heat.
Cons of Posturepedic Reviews
The drawbacks identified in Sealy Posturepedic reviews focus on durability. Close to 1 in 5 Posturepedic reviewers report sagging especially among pillowtop models, and 1 in 6 reviewers report more pain. Because sagging must reach 1.5″ for warranty coverage, this can be an issue for owners and cause increased pain and reduced support over time. While warranties may last 10 to 25 years, the average useful lifespan is around 6 years. In the models with gel memory foam layers, about 1 in 10 of reviewers also complain of heat and odor which is comparable to traditional memory foam beds.
Verdict from Sealy Posturepedic Reviews
Overall, Sealy Posturepedic reviews indicate slightly higher than average ratings compared to innerspring beds as a whole, but there are other comparable or lower-priced lines with higher average reviews. And, compared to other mattress types like memory foam and latex, the Posturepedic line still rates 15-20% lower with similar price tags. Shoppers should consider what is most important to them when researching beds and reading mattress reviews. Couples and individuals may have different needs, particularly the issue of motion transfer. Looking at a variety of innerspring, memory foam and latex constructions as well as firmness levels will help you pinpoint what is best for your specific preferences. Budget shoppers should note that in general innersprings are less expensive than memory foam and latex; however the latter receive the highest consumer rankings for comfort – even compared with big name brands like Sealy – and tend to last longer. If you are considering this bed, we recommend seeking out Sealy Posturepedic reviews specific to the model you are considering for a better idea of value and performance.