Sealy Innerspring Mattress Reviews

Based on 1,320 verified customer experiences from 237 unique sources.

What You Need to Know about Sealy Innerspring Mattresses

Mattress Type and Components:

  • Sealy offers innerspring mattresses in the company’s Response Line as part of three exclusive collections. 
    • The Essentials Collection features mattresses with a polyfoam comfort layer and a support core designed with open/bonnell or pocketed coils. These models also come with stretch-knit covers.
    • Mattresses in the Performance Collection feature with comfort layers with standard polyfoam and gel polyfoam or gel memory foam layers. The support core is constructed with open/bonnell or pocketed coils, and the cover is woven from ComfortLoft fabric.
    • The Premium Collection includes mattresses with standard polyfoam and gel memory foam comfort layers. The support core is made of pocketed coils, and the cover is knit from SupremeLoft fabric.
  •  Please note: Sealy also manufactures memory foam  mattresses. To learn more about these products, visit our Sealy Memory Foam Mattress Review page. Sealy also offers a hybrid mattress line, but at this time we do not have sufficient customer feedback to generate an accurate review. We will create a review as soon as we have received adequate data.

Pros:

  • Sealy innersprings offer strong edge support and a relatively cool sleep surface.
  • Sealy offers a wide range of mattresses varying in terms of size, height, and firmness rating in order to accommodate a wider range of customers.
  • Sealy mattresses are widely available at brick-and-mortar locations across the country.
  • With the exception of the Premium collection, innersprings from Sealy have a below-average price-point compared to similar models.

Cons:

  • Performance issues include below-average durability and a relatively high amount of off-gassing.
  • Mattress pricing details are limited due to varying costs from retailer to retailer.
  • Sealy offers five to 10 years of nonprorated warranty coverage at most, which is below-average; most mattress sellers offer at least 10 years of nonprorated warranty coverage.

Product and Price Range: Mattresses in the Sealy Essentials, Performance, and Premium Collections are available in eight different sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, Split Queen, King, Split King, and California King. Prices vary by collection, selected model, and size; a price breakdown is featured in the table below. All Sealy mattresses are manufactured in the United States.

Customer Satisfaction Rating: 61 to 71 (varies by selected model)
Calculated from: 1,320 customers experiences from 237 individual sources
Amazon rating: The Response Line of the Essentials collection has earned an average Amazon.com rating of 4.9; the Premium and Performance collections do not have customer rating scores at this time.
BBB rating: A+

Sealy Innerspring Price Comparison

Sealy Innerspring Pricing and Delivery Details

Size Dimensions Essentials Collection Height Range Performance Collection Height Range Premium Collection Height Range
Twin 38W x 74L” 8 1/2″ to 13″ 11 1/2″ to 14″ 13″ to 16″
Twin XL 38W” x 79L” 8 1/2″ to 13″ 11 1/2″ to 14″ 13″ to 16″
Full 53W” x 74L” 8 1/2″ to 13″ 11 1/2″ to 14″ 13″ to 16″
Queen 60W” x 79L” 8 1/2″ to 13″ 11 1/2″ to 14″ 13″ to 16″
Split Queen 30W” x 79L” (2 Pieces) 8 1/2″ to 13″ 11 1/2″ to 14″ 13″ to 16″
King 76W” x 79L” 8 1/2″ to 13″ 11 1/2″ to 14″ 13″ to 16″
Split King 38W” x 79L” (2 Pieces) 8 1/2″ to 13″ 11 1/2″ to 14″ 13″ to 16″
California King 72W” x 83L” 8 1/2″ to 13″ 11 1/2″ to 14″ 13″ to 16″

The next table includes a partial size-by-size cost analysis for all three Sealy innerspring mattress lines. Please note that mattress prices will vary by retailer, and Sealy only discloses base prices for queen-size mattresses.

Size Essentials Base Price Performance Base Price Premium Base Price
Queen $499 $699 $1,499

Delivery Policy: Innerspring mattresses from Sealy are exclusively available for purchase at brick-and-mortar locations. Customers should defer to the delivery policy of the retailer where they purchase their mattress.

Old Mattress Removal: Sealy does not offer old mattress services, but will work with customers to arrange for these items to be picked up by a local donation center. Customers should inquire about old mattress removal from the retailer where they purchase their Sealy memory foam model.
Availability: Sealy mattresses are available at numerous retail locations across the country.

Sealy Innerspring Product Specifications and Firmness

The firmness rating of a Sealy innerspring will depend on the selected product line and model. The table below features a breakdown of mattress components and dimensions. Please note that Sealy does not disclose certain specifications (such as foam density and cover composition), and does not provide specifications for individual mattress models.

Product Line Firmness Rating Thickness Range Support Core Components Comfort Layer Components Cover Components
Essentials Collection 3.5 (Plush)
5 (Cushion Firm)
6.5 (Firm)
8 1/2″ to 13″ Open/Bonnell Coils OR Pocketed Coils 1 1/2″ to 5″ Polyfoam Stretch-knit Fabric
Performance Collection 3.5 (Plush)
5 (Cushion Firm)
6.5 (Firm)
11 1/2″ to 14″ Open/Bonnell Coils OR Pocketed Coils 4″ to 6″ Polyfoam
1/2″ Gel Memory Foam
ComfortLoft Fabric
Premium Collection 3.5 (Plush)
5 (Cushion Firm)
7.5 (Ultra Firm)
13″ to 16″ Pocketed Coils 3 1/2″ to 6 1/2″ Polyfoam
1/2″ Gel Memory Foam
SupremeLoft Fabric

Firmness is rated on a scale of 1 to 10. For more information on how firmness is calculated, please visit our Mattress Firmness page.

Sleep Trial and Warranty Information

Trial Period and Guarantee: Sealy mattresses are available through third-party retailers. For this reason, customers should defer to the sleep trial and return policy of the brick-and-mortar location where they purchase their mattress.

Warranty: Sealy offers a 10-year warranty for all mattresses.

  1. Warranty coverage begins on the date of original purchase. Two types of warranty coverage are available for Sealy innersprings:
    • Products with the 10/10 label will receive nonprorated coverage for the entire duration of the 10-year warranty. This means owners will not have to pay additional charges for replacing a defective mattress. However, they will be responsible for shipping and transportation fees; these fees will never exceed standard freight charges.
    • Products with the 5/10 label will receive nonprorated coverage for the five years. From years five to 10, owners will pay a prorated charge to replace their defective mattress. This charge is calculated by multiplying the original mattress price and the number of years the mattress has been owned, and then dividing that product by 10. For instance, a mattress priced at $600 that has been owned for seven years will result in a prorated charge of $420 during that entire coverage year.
  2. If a mattress has been discontinued, Sealy will use the most comparable mattress in their current line to calculate the prorated charge.
  3. Replacement mattresses will be protected under the same warranty as the original model. Owners who wish to upgrade will pay the difference in price between the original mattress and the upgrade model.
  4. Sealy mattresses are designed for use with certain types of foundational support. A queen- or king-size mattress must be supported with a bed frame that has a ‘rigid bridge bar with a supporting leg’ and at least five legs or at least five ‘equally spaced hardwood slats’. Sealy will void the warranty if the mattress is used with an inadequate support system, or if the mattress is found to be in unsanitary condition.
  5. Floor or demo models are not eligible for warranty coverage.
  6. The warranty will cover the following mattress defects:
    • Visible indentations or sagging in the mattress surface that measure one and a half inches (1 1/2″) or deeper.
  7. The warranty will not cover the following:
    • Indentations or sagging that do not measure one and a half inches (1 1/2″) or deeper. This is considered standard wear and tear.
    • Repair or replacement requests that occur due to changes in the owner’s comfort preferences.
    • Burns, cuts, tears, stains, and other types of physical damage that occur due to owner misuse, improper cleaning, and/or inadequate foundational support.
  8. Warranty coverage is exclusively extended to original owners who buy their mattress directly from Sealy or an authorized Sealy retailer. Those who buy or acquire their mattress from the original owner or an unauthorized Sealy retailer will do so ‘as is’, and will not qualify for warranty coverage. Amazon.com customers will be eligible for a three-year limited warranty offered through that website.

Sealy Innerspring Mattress Sleep Ratings

Category Criteria Sealy Innerspring Rating What Sealy Innerspring Users Say
Customer Satisfaction Based on data collection, this is an overall customer sentiment regarding Sealy innerspring mattresses. 61 (Essentials)
68 (Performance)
71 (Premium)
Sealy innersprings in the Essentials collection have earned a below-average customer rating, while those in the Performance and Premium collections above-average ratings. Customer satisfaction regarding Sealy mattresses will vary by retailer.
Durability The average mattress will perform for approximately seven years before it needs to be replaced. Poor Mattresses in the Premium collection tend to have longer lifespans than those in the Essentials and Performance collections, but our reviews indicate that Sealy innersprings have below-average longevity compared to similar models.
Motion Isolation Innerspring mattresses that are overly responsive will create excessive motion when someone gets up or shifts positions in bed. Fair Owners report that innersprings in the Essentials collection do not minimize motion, while the Performance and Premium Collections reduce and isolate motion to some extent.
Sex Bouncier, more responsive beds tend to be more enjoyable for sex. Good Sealy innersprings are known for their responsive sleep surfaces, and customers claim this quality makes them suitable for sex.
Conforming Innerspring mattresses tend to conform less than foam or latex models, resulting in less spinal alignment and pressure relief. Fair Like many innersprings, the models in Sealy’s three Response Line collections offer little to no conforming — though mattresses in the Premium collection perform slightly better than the other two collections.
Temperature Neutrality Innerspring mattresses tend to retain less body heat than other mattress types, and will ‘sleep cooler’ as a result. Good Sealy innersprings retain little body heat, according to our customer feedback, and sleep relatively cool.
Off-gassing Some mattresses emit particles when they are unpackaged, accompanied by unpleasant ‘off-gassing’ smells that can last for days. Fair Innersprings in the Essentials collection produce minimal off-gassing smells, while reports indicate that Performance and Premium models emit a fair amount of initial unpackaging odor. By comparison, most innersprings produce little to no off-gassing.
Edge Support The frames of innerspring mattresses are encased to support the springs and provide a suitable sleeping surface. Good Owner feedback suggests that Performance and Premium innersprings offer solid edge support, while mattresses in the Essentials collection have less edge support and may sink prematurely.
Noise Innerspring mattresses tend to be somewhat noisy due to their high levels of bounciness and responsiveness, as well as squeaky metal components Fair Innersprings from Sealy — particularly those in the Essentials collection — produce a fair amount of noise.
Ease of Moving and Rotating Most innerspring mattresses are relatively heavy, but some can be more unwieldy than others. Good Mattresses in the Essentials and Performance collections weigh between 50 and 75 lbs, making them somewhat easy to maneuver and rotate as recommended; Premium models are heavier and more difficult to move.

Sealy Innerspring Customer Satisfaction Rating Comparison

What Type of Sleeper Is Best Suited for a Sealy Innerspring Mattress?

Based on our customer feedback, Sealy innerspring mattresses received the following grades among sleepers of different weights and preferred sleep positions. Please note that these ratings are subjective, and that everyone has varying experiences on different mattresses. Sleeper comfort and spinal support are the most important factors when it comes to selecting a mattress.

Sealy Innerspring Collection Sleep Position Lightweight Sleeper Rating (Less than 130 lbs) Average Weight Sleeper Rating (130 to 230 lbs) Heavyweight Sleeper Rating (More than 230 lbs)
Essentials Side Fair Good Fair
Back Good Good Poor
Stomach Fair Good Poor
Performance Side Good Very Good Fair
Back Good Very Good Fair
Stomach Fair Good Fair
Premium Side Very Good Very Good Good
Back Very Good Very Good Good
Stomach Good Good Fair

For more information on sleeping positions please see our guides for side, back, stomach and combination sleepers.

Sealy Company Information

Customer Service: Customer service experiences with Sealy vary due to third-party retailers. We recommend researching the background and reputation of mattress sellers in your area before making a final purchase.
BBB rating: A+
Company History: Sealy was founded in 1881; eight years later, the original founder received a patent for his compressed-cotton mattress. Tempur-Pedic International acquired Sealy in 2012
Physical Stores: Sealy does not operate any brick-and-mortar showrooms.
Corporate Address:
239 Sealy Drive,
Trinity, NC 27370
Phone Number: 1-800-697-3259 (1-800-MY-SEALY)
Contact Email: [email protected]
Company Website: http://www.sealy.com/
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Complaints

General customer complaints about Sealy innerspring mattresses include:

  • Below-average durability.
  • A relatively high amount of off-gassing compared to other innersprings.
  • Minimal pricing information available online (due to varying retailer prices).