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unbiased Review & Ratings For Sealy Memory Foam Mattresses – Conform Line Models Essentials, Performance, Premium, Optimum

Based on 142 Consumer Experiences Gathered From 24 Sources

July 5, 2017

What You Need To Know

THE GOOD. Comes in several models and firmness levels to suit personal preference • above-average conforming ability • available in stores.

THE BAD. Durability / longevity no better than fair • questionable support • above-average heat trap potential • may be difficult to move on.

THE MATTRESS. Sealy's Conform Line of mattresses (priced $460-$2,900) consists of models Essentials, Performance, Premium, Optimum. They are 9.5-13.5 inches thick and usually consist of gel-infused memory foam over gel-infused support foam.

THE COMPETITION. Mostly Tempur-Pedic and Serta iComfort. See memory foam bed reviews – summary and side-by-side mattress comparison to learn how Sealy compares.

Contents

Sealy Memory Foam Mattress Ratings – Overview
Key Comparisons
Model Ratings & Comparison
Person Size and Sleep Position Suitability
Sealy Company Ratings

Ratings For Sealy Memory Foam Mattresses (Conform Line)

The ratings – based on 140+ consumer reviews gathered using an unbiased, accurate methodology – show how Sealy memory foam mattresses compare to the average mattress.

Owner satisfaction C+ Sealy memory foam mattresses have 76% owner satisfaction. More.
Durability / longevity D+ 18%+ of owners have reported sagging, support loss and or the development of body impressions occurring within three years. More.
Affordable c+ $460-$2,900 depending on model and size with the average queen costing about $1,350. More.
Support C Support may be inadequate for large people (230+ lbs) especially over the long term or for anyone seeking a highly supportive mattress.
Less (back) pain C+ Mattress sagging or loss of support can cause at least some discomfort and back pain, report about 15% of owners. (See mattresses and pain relief for general analysis.)
Minimizes pressure B+ The mattresses tend to conform and mold effectively to one's body, often resulting in well distributed support and pressure-point relief.
Easy to move on D+ The mattresses tend to give significant resistance to changing positions and getting up off the bed. They may not, therefore, be ideally suited for the elderly or those disabled, sick, weak.
Motion isolation a- Like memory foam mattresses in general, the Sealy mattresses are suitable for couples as they keep movement mostly isolated. One person can change positions, get into and out of bed without causing much if any disturbance to a partner.
Edge support C+ Can vary by model. The Premium models have dedicated edge support while the Essentials and Performance models may not. A mattress with dedicated edge support often allows a person to sit or sleep near the edge without sliding or rolling off.
No initial off gassing C- About 10% of owners report significant off gassing. Details.
No heat retention D+ About 11% of owners report sleeping hot. Details.
Sex friendly c- Memory foam mattress owners have mixed opinions on this issue. (See mattresses and sex for general analysis.)
No Noise a Like foam mattresses in general, Sealy memory foam mattresses make no noise when lied on or moved on.
No topper needed B- About 7% of owners need to add a topper to the mattress to improve softness and comfort.
Short break in C- Like many memory foam mattresses, break-in time can be considerable especially for firm models.
Easy to lift, handle, move C+ Weight is 40 to 130 lbs depending on model and size with the average queen weighing about 82 lbs. There are no handles.
Convenient try-out B- Sealy memory foam mattresses tend to have fairly wide availability in stores – as opposed to being available only online. This allows shoppers to briefly try the mattress before buying.

Analysis of Key Issues

Owner Satisfaction

Sealy memory foam mattresses have 76% owner satisfaction overall. This rate is lower than the rate for memory foam beds overall (80%) but higher than the rate for all beds overall (73%). The various Sealy models appear to rate similar to one another (76%).

sealy optimum comparison

Longevity / Durability

At least 18% of owners have reported sagging, support loss, and or the development of significant body impressions occurring within three years of ownership. This rate is higher than the rate for both the average mattress and the average memory foam mattress. Firmer Sealy memory foam mattress models may perform somewhat better than softer models on this issue.

optimum sagging chart
*within three years of ownership.

Price

Sealy memory foam mattresses overall are somewhat lower priced than both the average mattress and those mattresses with generally similar specifications.

optimum price compare

Initial Odor / Off Gassing

Off gassing is a chemical-like or musty odor that new mattresses sometimes release. Sealy memory foam mattresses tend to off gas somewhat less often and less strongly than the average memory foam mattress. (See mattress off gassing for general analysis.)

OPTIMUM off gassing comparison chart

Sleeping Hot / Heat Retention

Despite extensive use of gel-infused foam, about 11% of Sealy memory foam owners report sleeping hot at least some of the time to an extent that undermines sleep quality / quantity. (See memory foam heat retention for general analysis.)

OPTIMUM heat comparison chart

Sealy Memory Foam Model Prices & Specifications

Prices are for a mattress only, not a foundation which is usually $100-$300. The ranges in price are due to the availability of various models within each line. Models in the higher end of a range are often thicker and / or have better material / design.

Essentials Performance Premium
Price Twin    
$460-$730 $980-$1530+ $1830-$2330+
Price Full    
$545-$800 $980-$1530+ $1830-$2330+
Price Queen    
$550-$800 $1000-$1550+ $1850-$2350+
Price King    
$925-$1100 $1520-$2100+ $2360-$2900+
Thickness    
9.5-11.5" 10.5-12.5" 12.5-13.5"
Comfort Layer    
1.5-3.5" gel-infused memory foam
2.5-4" gel-infused memory foam

2" gel-infused foam (select models)
5" gel-infused memory foam

2" gel-infused foam (select models)
Support    
7.5" gel-infused support foam 7.5" gel-infused support foam 6-7" gel-infused support foam
Firmness**    
medium to firm mostly medium to medium-firm mostly medium to firm
Warranty    
10 years non-prorated 10 years non-prorated 10 years non-prorated

Discontinued Sealy Memory Foam Mattresses – Optimum Models – Available While Supplies Last

Prices below do not include a foundation which can cost $100-$400 depending on size. Also, some retailers may sell the following models under different names.

  Mattress Type Price Thickness Comfort/ Support Layers Base Layer Firmness
Destiny Gold memory foam $650 tw
$700 full
$875 qn
$1400 kg
10" 2" gel memory foam w/ Outlast

1" gel memory foam
7" gel support foam firm
Radiance Gold memory foam $900 tw
$925 full
$1100 qn
$1600 kg
11" 2" gel memory foam w/ Outlast

2" gel memory foam
7" gel support foam med- firm
Inspiration Gold FIRM memory foam $1200 tw
$1225 full
$1400 qn
$1900 kg
12" 2" gel memory foam w/ Outlast

3" gel memory foam
7" gel support foam med- firm
Inspiration Gold PLUSH memory foam $1200 tw
$1225 full
$1400 qn
$1900 kg
12" 2" gel memory foam w/ Outlast

3" gel memory foam
7" gel support foam med
Elation Gold memory foam $1700 tw
$1725 full
$1900 qn
$2400 kg
13" 2" gel memory foam w/ Outlast

4" gel memory foam
7" gel support foam med
Dreams latex hybrid $1175 tw
$1200 full
$1375 qn
$1850 kg
10" 2" gel latex, 1" latex 7" support foam firm
Meadow Crest latex hybrid $1400 tw
$1450 full
$1625 qn
$2100 kg
11" 2" gel latex, 2" latex 7" support foam med
Brasswood latex hybrid $1900 tw
$1950 full
$2125 qn
$2600 kg
12" 2" gel latex, 3" latex 7" support foam med- firm
Newness latex hybrid $2400 tw
$2450 full
$2625 qn
$3100 kg
13" 2" gel latex, 4" latex 7" support foam med- soft


Sealy Company Ratings

The ratings below – based on consumer experiences and the evaluation of Sleep Like The Dead – show how Sealy compares to the average mattress manufacturer.

Warranty coverage C Like other Sealy products, the warranty is 10 years total, non-prorated. (See mattress warranties: what you should know.)
Customer service C+ Sealy customer service overall is considered by consumers to be at least fair. Like most mattress companies, most complaints for Sealy customer service involve an inability to receive adequate help / compensation regarding sagging and warranty coverage.
Marketing accuracy B+ Sealy marketing claims and presentations are generally fact based and substantiated.
Specs disclosed C Sealy may provide thickness specifications for the various layers of its mattresses, but other details including the makeup of materials is limited. As a result, comparison shopping and making an informed buying decision can be impeded.
Time in business A Tempur-Pedic – in business since 1992 – purchased Sealy in 2012 and Sealy is now a subsidiary of Tempur Sealy International Inc. (The Sealy brand started in 1881.)
BBB rating A+ Sealy, like Serta and Simmons, currently has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. Learn more about BBB ratings.
SLTD rating B- SLTD (Sleep Like The Dead) company rating of "B-" for Sealy is determined by averaging the above company ratings. This rating is better than that of Serta (C+) and Simmons (C).


About our unbiased Sealy Memory Foam Mattress review and research

Ratings are based on over 140 customer reviews of various Sealy memory foam mattresses (Conform Line), especially the discontinued Optimum model. Learn more about our mattress research methodology and why you can trust our mattress reviews.

Keep in Mind

– Like memory foam beds in general, Sealy memory foam mattresses are generally couple friendly in that they minimize motion transfer and disturbance.

– Sealy memory foam mattresses are not as widely available as its main competition but can usually be found in most larger markets as well as online.

– The mattresses rate about average in regard to off gassing as about 10% of owners report a noteworthy initial odor.

– Despite extensive use of gel-infused foam, about 11% of owners report sleeping hot at least some of the time.

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