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Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Mattress Line Overview

Last updated on June 22, 2022

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

Note: This is not a review. This is our plain-English explanation and overview of the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid collection of mattresses, which correspond to Sealy's Posturepedic Foam mattresses. Also see our overview of the entire Sealy lineup.

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


Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid 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.)

There are three named models in the Posturepedic hybrd line: the Medina, the Paterson, and the Lacey (which comes in two firmness levels). All of these are also available in an all-foam version with a foam support unit instead of springs.

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.

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.

Be aware that you may see these models sold under different names at different stores. For example, at Mattress Firm, you will find the Ashurst and Norman mattresses, which are similar (respectively) to the Medina and Paterson hybrids.

The mattresses in the Posturepedic Hybrid collection share some common features:
 

Memory foam + foam comfort layers

All of the Posturepedic Hybrid mattresses have a combination of memory foam right at the top with more standard polyurethane foam under that. The memory foam is Sealy's "ComfortSense" memory foam, and it's their highest quality foam. The second layer of foam contains some gel, which is a known conductor of heat, so between the airflow qualities of innerspring mattresses and the gel included in the foams, these mattresses should not feel hot like some all-foam mattresses can.
 

Pocketed coil support base + edge support

All four models have a pocketed coil base, which should help minimize motion transfer (important if you are easily disturbed by a partner's movements). The coil counts (number of coils) vary by model. All four models have stronger coils around the edges, helpful if you like to sit or lay right on the edge.
 

Adjustable base compatibility

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

Mattress covers

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

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Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Medina

The Medina hybrid mattress is 11" tall.  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.

This is definitely a mattress where you're going to feel more like you're floating on top rather than sinking in. With just a 1/2" layer of memory foam, it really doesn't have any of that sinking sensation you get from memory foam. Rather, this is a very traditional feeling firm mattress, with a good amount of bounce due to the coil unit below.
 
There are 660 pocketed coils in the support unit (queen size), on the low side compared to the higher 903 coils you'll find in the next models in the line. There are two rows of firmer coils around the edges of the mattress to shore up edge support.
 

The Medina mattress comes in just the one softness level.

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Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Paterson

The next model up in the Posturepedic Hybrid series is the Paterson, a 12" tall mattress. Compared to the Medina, you get another 1/2" of memory foam for a total of 1"-- still not really enough to get that deep, slow-melting sensation, but enough that you can feel just a little bit of that effect. Under that is 2" of polyurethane gel foam.  The Paterson Hybrid then has a 9" pocketed-coil support unit (compared to 8" for the Medina).

The coil unit has a couple of upgrades of the Medina's coil unit. First, there are more total coils, 903 for the queen size. That includes a double row of edge-support coils that are both stronger (with thicker wire) and smaller in diameter, which gives them even more firmness.

Sealy calls this mattress a Medium. We found it to be firmer than that, rating it an Medium Firm on our scale. You can see in the photo below that our tester is barely sinking into the mattress.

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Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Lacey

The Lacey Hybrid is the tallest (13") and most expensive of the Posturepedic Hybrid 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 softer than that; we rate it as a Medium Firm on our scale, so softer than both the Medina and the Paterson hybrids. As for the Soft version, we would call it a Medium Soft, and the softest of the four Posturepedic Hybrid models.

Despite the difference in feels, the two Lacey hybrid mattresses both have 1 1/2" of memory foam and 2 1/2" of additional regular foam underneath. The difference in firmness comes from the softness of those two foams. The support unit is a 9" pocketed coil unit, the same as the 903-coil version in the Paterson.

An upgrade over the Medina and the Paterson is the addition of polyethylene fibers in the mattress cover. These are dense fibers that give the cover a subtle coolness to the touch.

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Sealy Posturepedic Ashurst & Norman at Mattress Firm

Sealy works with select retailers to create exclusive versions of their mattresses for them. While often similar in materials to other of their beds, there are usually some modifications that create unique models that can only be found in that retailer’s stores.
 
In the case of Mattress Firm, Sealy has created two Posturepedic Hybrid models just for this retailer. The Ashurst is similar to the Medina discussed above. It's an 11" mattress with a 660-count pocketed coil support unit, about 1/2" of memory foam, and an antimicrobial cover. It's advertised as a Firm, and similar to the Medina, we found it to be close to an Extra Firm on our scale.
 
As for the Norman from Mattress Firm, it most closely resembles the Paterson bed, a 12" mattress with the same coil count and a similar amount of memory foam. This model is advertised as a Medium, and like the Paterson, we found it to be a Medium Firm on our scale.
 
Check out our video specifically on these two Mattress Firm models:
 

Other Factors

Delivery and Returns

  • Varies by store

Sealy mattresses are sold in mattress stores and department stores. You cannot currently 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 hybrid mattresses, it's 1 1/2" which is the industry standard for hybrid 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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