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Sealy vs. Tempurpedic Mattress Overview
Sealy and Tempurpedic are two of the leading mattress companies on the market. Interestingly enough, they’re owned by the same company. Though, they do have their notable differences, which we have highlighted below.
The biggest differences between the beds include:
- Price — Sealy comes in at a significantly lower price tag than Tempurpedic. Sealy’s prices start at around $1,274 for a Twin XL and go up to $1,799 for a King. Tempurpedic’s ProAdapt model can range from $1,700 to over $6,000.
- Firmness — The Sealy Posturepedic bed comes in at around a medium on the firmness scale. Tempurpedic’s hybrid beds have options ranging from soft to firm. That being said, all of its hybrid models are around a medium on the firmness scale.
- Policies — Sealy offers free shipping and returns on its beds, as well as a 120-night trial period. Tempurpedic offers free shipping but not free returns. Its trial period is only 90 days.
Design & Construction
Let’s start by looking at the design and construction of each bed. The Sealy Posturepedic is a hybrid mattress made with both memory foam and coils. It’s 12” in height, with three distinct layers:
- Base layer — The Sealy has a foundation of support coils. There are 20% more coils in the center, and they’re more spread out around the edges.
- Transition layer — The center layer is made of soft foam to help neutralize the firmness from the coils.
- Comfort layer — The bed is topped with a layer of pressure-relieving foam.
Tempurpedic has several different hybrid models to choose from in the Adapt line, with the ProAdapt being the most popular. The ProAdapt hybrid has a foundation layer of premium spring coils, followed by two foam layers — one for support and the other for comfort. The bed’s top layer is a cool-to-touch cover to keep you cool and help protect against allergens.
Feel & Firmness
The Sealy Posturepedic mattress has a soft memory foam feel. You’ll find that you slowly sink into the bed, but not so much that it’s hugging you. It simply contours around your body. We’d place this bed at a medium on the firmness scale, but the coils within the mattress help to offer more support.
All Tempurpedic mattresses, on the other hand, have a dense memory foam feel. They often feel firm when you first lay down and then soften as you sink into them. This is especially true of Termpurpedic’s hybrid models, all of which are a medium on the firmness scale. It will take a few moments for your body to sink into the layers, but once you do, it feels like a nice, comforting hug.
Other Factors to Consider
Construction and firmness aren’t the only factors that matter when you’re choosing a mattress. Especially when you’re sharing your bed with a partner, there are a few other factors to consider.
If you’re looking for excellent edge support, then Tempurpedic is probably your best option. Its hybrid beds have foam reinforced around the coils to help enhance its edge support. And while the Sealy Posturepedic’s edge support isn’t bad, it doesn’t quite match up.
As far as motion isolation, you can’t go wrong with either the Sealy or the Tempurpedic. Both beds do a great job of deadening movement, meaning you won’t be disturbed if your partner moves around at night, even if you’re a light sleeper.
The Sealy Posturepedic is pretty temperature neutral. It won’t heat you up at night, but it also won’t keep you cool. On the other hand, the Tempurpedic specifically uses cooling material to make the bed cool to the touch. If you tend to sleep hot, then it’s probably a better option for you.
Body Type Analysis
When you’re shopping for a bed, it’s important to consider your size. Certain beds are better suited for sleepers of different sizes.
Petite individuals may like the TempurPedic and Sealy Posturepedic, just consider your sleeper type! Petite sleepers find beds to be more firm, so we mostly suggest them to back and stomach sleepers who are lightweight.
Average-sized sleepers will find that they can get a comfortable night’s sleep on either the Sealy or Tempurpedic mattress. They both offer plenty of support for those who prefer it but also have memory foam that allows average-sized folks to sink in just enough to sleep comfortably.
Both of these mattresses are well-suited to heavy individuals. Both the Sealy Posturepedic and Tempurpedic ProAdapt are hybrid mattresses, and the coils help to provide some extra support which provides a more comfortable night’s sleep for heavy folks.
Sleeper Type Analysis
Your sleep style definitely impacts what type of mattress you’ll sleep most comfortably on. Here’s a breakdown of how the Sealy and Tempurpedic work for each type of sleeper.
- Side Sleepers
Side sleepers will like the Posturepedic or the Soft models of the TempurPedic beds. Though, if you’re a petite side sleeper, neither will be your favorite bed.
- Combo Sleepers
Combination sleepers are likely to sleep comfortably on both the Sealy and Tempurpedic hybrid mattresses.
- Back & Stomach Sleepers
The Sealy Posturepedic and Tempurpedic hybrid beds will both be a great option for back and stomach sleepers. The combination of inner coils and soft memory foam means back and stomach sleepers get both the support and comfort they need. The one exception is that folks over 250 pounds who are also back and stomach sleepers may not get quite enough support on the Sealy Posturepedic.