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Sealy Posturepedic Foam Mattresses Overview

Last updated on February 1, 2022

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Here's our look at Sealy's Posturepedic collection of foam mattresses.

Note: This is not a review. This is our plain-English explanation and overview of the Sealy Posturepedic Foam collection of mattresses. Also see our overview of the entire Sealy lineup.

If you’d prefer to watch rather than read, watch our Sealy Posturepedic Foam Mattresses Overview video.


Sealy Posturepedic Foam Mattresses: Shared Features

Sealy's mattress lineup, which was revamped for the 2022 model year, includes 3 new product lines: Essentials, Posturepedic, and Posturpedic Plus. The middle collection, the Posturepedic series, has the largest variety of models right now, encompassing about 10 innerspring models, along with four all-foam mattresses and four hybrid mattresses, which mirror each other in terms of names and mattress heights.

Confusingly, Sealy used the term 'posturepedic' for earlier mattress models, but in a different way. For the 2017 to 2021 model years, Sealy used that term to denote its lumbar-support features. Now, however, "Posturepedic" and "Posturepedic Plus" are entire product lines. (We cover the Posturepedic Plus collection separately.)

If you owned one of the 2017-2021 mattresses, the new Posturepedic Foam mattresses roughly replace the Conform line.

There are three named models in the foam line: the Medina, the Paterson, and the Lacey (which comes in two firmness levels). All of these are also available in a hybrid version with a pocketed coil support unit.

And FYI -- though the names and pricing are the same whether you choose foam or hybrid, and the mattress heights are the same, we did notice some difference in softness and cushioning between, for example, the Medina foam and the Medina hybrid. You may also want to check out our written coverage of the Hybrid mattresses line.in the Posturepedic line.

Both foam and hybrid models include memory foam, but the foam versions contain a lot more of it, along with more "memory feel" -- that slow, melting into the bed sensation that can come with memory foam. The foam versions have 2" or more of memory foam while the hybrid versions don't have nearly as much.

The four foam mattresses in the Posturepedic Foam collection share some common features:
 

Memory foam

All of the Posturepedic Foam mattresses have at least 2" of memory foam right at the top, so you get more of that slow-melting sensation on these models than on any other current Sealy mattress. This is Sealy's "ComfortSense" memory foam, and it's their highest quality foam.

Adjustable base compatibility

All of the Posturepedic Foam mattresses are compatible with adjustable bases; it won't damage the mattresses to use them on one.

Mattress covers

All models in the Posturepedic Foam collection feature knit covers with moisture-wicking properties as well as an anti-microbial treatment called Surface-Guard.

Foam support core

All of the mattresses employ the same 8" foam support core at the base of the mattress. As with most all-foam mattresses, that means these are not going to be bouncy at all. If you are looking for a similar mattress with some bounce, you might look at the hybrid versions of the Posturepedic mattresses.

Delivered in a box

All of these mattresses come to you compressed and delivered in a box (some other Sealy mattresses come delivered full size). You'll place the mattress where you want it then carefully open the plastic covering and watch the mattress expand to full size.

Sealy Posturepedic Foam Medina

The Medina mattress is 11" tall, with 2" of memory foam. Sealy calls this mattress a Firm, and on our scale, we would agree. For us, it was pretty close to an Extra Firm. Either way, this is a mattress without much "sink" so if you prefer a bed that gives you a floating-on-top sensation, the Medina fits that description.

Although the mattress is quite firm, you still get pressure relieving qualities from that 2" of memory foam, and it's a slow responding foam, meaning you get that slowing-sinking sensation.

The Medina mattress comes in just the one softness level.

Sealy Posturepedic Foam Paterson

The next model up in the Posturepedic Foam series is the Paterson, a 12" tall mattress. Compared to the Medina, you get another 1/2" of memory foam for a total of 2 1/2" plus 1 1/2" of transition foam under that. The mattress features the same 8" block of support foam as the other Posturepedic Foam mattresses.

Sealy calls this mattress a Medium. We found it to be a little softer than the Medina foam bed, owing to the extra inch of comfort foam, but we still found it to sit in our Firm classification overall.

There's definitely more cushioning depth compared to the Medina, so you do sink in a bit more.

Sealy Posturepedic Foam Lacey

The Lacey Foam is the tallest (13") and most expensive of the Posturepedic Foam mattresses from Sealy, and unlike the others in the series, it's available in two softness levels, what Sealy calls Firm and Soft. On our scale, we thought that the Lacey Foam Firm was the firmest mattress of all, and we'd classify it as an Extra Firm on our scale. As for the Soft version, we would call it a Medium, and the softest of the four Posturepedic Foam models.

Despite the difference in feels, the two Lacey foam mattresses have 3" of memory foam and 3" of additional regular foam underneath. The difference in firmness comes from the softness of those two foams, which are not the same. Both mattresses have the same 8" support foam block at the bottom.

These mattresses have the most memory feel in the series, so you get the most of that sinking-into-the-bed sensation. Another difference is the addition of polyethylene fibers in the mattress cover. These are dense fibers that give the cover a subtle coolness to the touch.


Other Factors

Delivery and Returns

  • Varies by store

Sealy mattresses are sold in mattress stores and department stores. You cannot buy them online directly through the Sealy website, but you may can find them from other online stores.

Delivery and returns policies will vary widely depending on where you buy your mattress.

Warranty

  • Varies by model

Warranty information for each mattress is included on the mattress "Law Label" at the store, and vary depending on the model. Be sure to talk to your salesperson about warranty terms, and particularly about the body impression warranty, which will tell you how much of a permanent depression may form to be covered under warranty. For these Sealy memory foam mattresses, it's 3/4," which is the industry standard for foam beds.

To obtain warranty service, you will be responsible for shipping the mattress back to the company or retailer, and some warranties are pro-rated, meaning you may only be entitled to partial credit, dependent on years of ownership. See: Sealy warranty info



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