A Closer Look at the Sealy Posturepedic

The Sealy Posturepedic mattress is something of an institution in the mattress world, if only for the length of time that it’s been gracing the showroom floors around the US. Not only have Sealy themselves been making mattresses for 130 years, but they have been producing the Posturepedic model in various guises for 60 years!

During the Great Depression, Sealy not only managed to survive, but they introduced a new Button-Free Innerspring mattress model. This tells you something about the company and helps explain why they have risen to become the largest mattress manufacturer in the world. They sell a LOT of beds!

Even as times have changed and new models have been introduced – like the Embody range of memory foam and latex foam mattresses – the Sealy Posturepedic models still sit proudly as a key feature of the Sealy lines.

If you are looking to buy one of these what will you get for your investment? Firstly, being 60 years old, you probably guessed it’s a traditional innerspring model but it’s not quite that simple. There are 2 different types of systems used – one using the Posturepedic Titanium SS technology and the other using the Posturepedic Titanium DSx. The SS is a single-stage coil and the DSx is a dual-stage coil that offers even more support. The center third of the mattress, where the most support is necessary, is power-packed to further increase support there.

All mattresses feature LiftRight handles which may or may not go all the way around, making maintenance of the mattresses (turning, flipping, changing bed linen) much easier. They also feature a StayTight rubber foundation cover stops shifting of the mattress on its base.

Around the edges of Sealy Posturepedic mattresses you find the SitTight Edge System which reinforces the bed edges from the wear and tear they can experience; it also extends the sleeping surface right to the corners of the mattress.

The base of a Posturepedic is adjustable and uses a Dual Massage programmable position memory function and a wireless controller.

The top of the mattress comes down to your personal taste, as Sealy offer plush, firm and pillow-top finishes for you to choose from.

The mattresses are available in all the standard sizes you would expect, plus the California King size and a split Queen size (two 30″ x 80″ box springs.) They all come with a 10 year warranty.

Sealy Posturepedic prices vary depending on the options you choose, but the most basic Queen size mattress will be around $600. If you choose a Titanium DSx it will be around $900 for the mattress.

Most people who have ever bought a mattress will have heard of Sealy and many will have tried their products out in bedding centers around the US. They have been the Number 1 selling brand in the US for about the past 30 years. Specifically the Sealy Posturepedic mattress has been one of the best known names during this time and continues to hold its reputation to this day, even in the face of stiffer and stiffer competition from new manufacturers, new designs and new materials. We show you here what the Sealy brand name means today and the main features and benefits of the Posturepedic mattress are.

Sealy started out in the town of the same name in Texas back in the late 1800′s, so they are an ages-old institution. Back then, of course, mattresses were made from cotton and mattress-making was often seen as an offshoot for businesses involved in the cotton trade. That was the case here and Sealy grew rapidly – even in 1920 they had 23 licensed plants. Sealy mattresses began to reconfirm their reputation for quality and innovation and in the 1950′s their Posturepedic mattress was to become their flagship product. They were also the first manufacturer to display and advertise a King size bed, they created an orthopedic advisory board (strictly independent of course!) and they helped to reinvent the innerspring coil and the box spring. In 1983, Sealy purchased Stearns & Foster, adding a luxury range to their existing collections. Nowadays they are developing their own latex, as they cater to growing demand for alternative materials.

It’s quite amazing to think that Sealy Posturepedic mattresses have been around for 60 years! What is it about them that has stood the test of time so well? In the face of all the memory foam and latex foam mattresses that have flooded the market in recent years the Posturepedic is a good old-fashioned innerspring mattress that still sells remarkably well.

Taking a closer look at the Posturepedic, it features either single-stage or dual- stage titanium springs. These are stronger and lighter than traditional steel springs and Sealy claim that they retain 98% of their original height and support benefits for the entire life of the mattress. The support element is also bolstered by the reinforced CoreSupport feature at the center of the mattress, which is power-packed to enhance its support function. Most of the mattresses also feature a handle that goes all the way around, allowing easy turning and flipping of the mattress, as well as easy handling when moving it and easy sheet-changing. It has a StayTight Foundation which provides a non-slip rubber surface to hold sheets in place and stop the mattress from shifting around with your motion at night. The softness or firmness of the top cushioning surface is up to you and you can choose from several that Sealy offers.

As you can see, what you are getting with Sealy Posturepedic beds are strong, robust products that have evolved through the years to provide you with many useful features that supplement the primary comfort and support elements that they offer.

You won’t have any problems finding Sealy mattresses as they are carried in 2000 retailers across the country – as you’d expect from the best selling mattress provider. Queen Posturepedic mattresses start at around $600 – $800, depending on the coil system you choose. The warranty will be a minimum of 10 years on all Sealy mattresses.

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