Overview of the Sealy Hybrid Mattress
Sealy is one of the most-recognized names in mattresses and has been in the industry for over a century. Sealy makes a broad array of mattress types and models, and these are all sold through third party retailers.
This review focuses on the Sealy Hybrid mattress line. The Hybrid models involve a combination of innerspring coils as a base with layering of foam for additional support and comfort.
Some of the key strengths of the Sealy hybrid mattresses include:
- Several mattress choices: Sealy produces a number of different hybrid models that are sold through third party stores. As a result, customers can choose from numerous designs, firmness levels, and price points.
- Established brand name: while many online mattress companies are less than a few years old, Sealy has a long history of designing and manufacturing mattresses.
Potential drawbacks for the Sealy hybrid mattresses include:
- Reliance on third party sales and support: Sealy does not sell mattresses directly and instead relies on independent retailers. As a result, both sales and support come primarily from the retailer. This can lead to significant variance in product availability, pricing, and return policies for Sealy mattresses.
- Unknown mattress specifications: Sealy does not disclose information about things like the density or specific composition of its foam layers. Limited details on the specifications reduces our ability to fully evaluate the mattress materials and also circumvents effective comparison shopping.
In addition to the Hybrid line, Sealy also offers innerspring and memory foam mattresses. You can follow these links to find our reviews for their other two other product lines — the Response (innerspring) and Conform (memory foam) lines.
Sealy Hybrid Mattress Pricing
The Sealy Hybrid mattresses start at a base price in Queen size of $1,499. The exact price for any Sealy mattress will depend on the model, the size, and the pricing from the retailer.
Sealy mattresses are typically available in Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, Split Queen, King, Split King, and California King sizes.
About the Sealy Hybrid Mattresses
Sealy Hybrid Mattress Specifications
Sealy does not provide much detail about the composition of their hybrid mattresses. Models with varying designs may be available through different retailers.
The general design of these hybrids is a base with innerspring coils that has several foam layers above it. The comfort layers may use polyfoam, memory foam, gel-infused memory foam, or a combination of these.
Some Sealy hybrids include Sealy Posturepedic technology. This refers to the inclusion of additional foam to reinforce the center portion of the bed. The concept is to offer additional support to the part of the bed that is underneath the heaviest part of your body.
Sealy does not publish the density or other specifications, such as the thickness or layering, for these foam layers. This can make it harder to comparison shop or to truly evaluate the quality of the mattress.
Where It’s Made
The Sealy hybrid mattresses are manufactured in the USA.
Where to Buy
The Sealy hybrid mattresses are sold primarily in brick-and-mortar mattress stores. Some of these brick-and-mortar stores may also offer Sealy hybrid mattresses on their websites; however, availability and pricing online can vary significantly.
Sleep Trial / Refunds
Sealy does not offer any specific sleep trial. Any return policy will be determined by the third party retailer from whom you buy the mattress. Some retailers may offer 30- or 60-day return policies while others may not offer returns at all. It is essential to ask about the return policy prior to purchase and to make sure that you have these details in writing.
The cost, speed, and type of delivery of the Sealy hybrid mattresses depends on the retailer that it is purchased from. Some retailers may offer setup and installation as well as haul-away of an old mattress.
Most Sealy hybrid mattresses come with a 10-year limited warranty that covers defects in materials and manufacturing. Full warranty details are available at http://www.sealy.com/warranty-service/between-2014-to-present, and you can ask the retailer for the specific warranty details for any individual mattress.
Because Sealy does not sell their mattresses directly, they are not the first line of support for customers. Instead, customers usually must deal with the retailer who they bought they mattress from. Because of this, it is important to only buy a Sealy mattress for a store that you trust and that has a quality reputation for customer service.
The Sealy company itself has been in business since the late 19th century and is one of the best-known brand names in the bedding industry. Sealy has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. In 2013, Sealy was acquired by Tempur-Pedic.
There is considerably less data about the performance of the Sealy hybrid mattresses relative to their other mattress lines. In addition, because of the shortage of information from Sealy about the hybrid mattress models, it is challenging to try to predict their likely performance.
The concept behind a hybrid mattress is that the foam comfort layers offer an amount of contouring that can reduce pressure points while the innerspring coils provide a level of bounce that prevents sinking too deeply into the mattress.
Whether a hybrid can accomplish this goal depends in large part of the way in which the foam layers are built and the type and density of those foams. Without having that information for the Sealy hybrids, we are not able to definitively assess whether they achieve the balance of bounce and support that is the goal of most hybrid designs.
There is limited information from customers regarding the durability of the Sealy hybrid mattresses. Normally, in situations with a lack of customer data, we evaluate the internal components of the mattress, but again, we are hindered in this regard because of the lack of detailed information that Sealy lists as standard features of these hybrid mattresses.
Sealy hybrid mattress models are available in 4 different firmness choices: Ultra Plush (2-3 on the typical firmness scale), Plush (3-4), Cushion Firm (5), and Firm (6-7).
Compared to innerspring mattresses, hybrids usually offer better motion isolation through the inclusion of more responsive comfort layers. As there is still some bounce from the coils, though, there is usually not as much motion isolation as on a traditional memory foam mattress.
The Sealy innerspring mattresses have had customer reports of above-average offgassing and odor when they are first installed. As a result, we expect a similar issue to arise with the hybrid models as they include even more foam than the innerspring options.
A goal of the hybrid mattress design is often to reduce the risk of sleeping hot by improving the resilience of the mattress through the use of innerspring coils. This means that the mattress bounces back to its original shape quickly after pressure is removed.
While this is the goal of a hybrid mattress, we cannot cite sufficient customer data to know whether the Sealy models accomplish this goal.
With the resilience provided by the innerspring coils, these mattresses should offer plenty of bounce that can make it unlikely that they will interfere with sexual activity. Customers should keep in mind that the risk of disruption of sex may be higher on more plush mattress models that permit greater levels of sinking into the top layer.
The table below provides a comparison of some mattresses with similarities to the Sealy hybrid mattresses in terms of construction and feel.
|Brand||Mattress Type||Support Layer||Comfort Layer||Price (Queen)||Where to Buy|
|Sealy Hybrid Collection||Hybrid||Coils||Foam||$1,499+||Third Party Retailers|
|Nest Alexander Signature Hybrid||Hybrid||Pocketed coils||Memory Foam||$1,199||Online + some showrooms|
|Saatva||Innerspring||Hourglass coils||Coils + Foam||$999||Online only|
|WinkBed||Hybrid||Pocketed coils||Coils + Foam||$1,299||Online + 1 showroom|
|Sapira||Hybrid||Pocketed coils||Memory Foam||$1,475||Online only|
|Denver Mattress Doctor’s Choice Plush||Innerspring||Pocketed coils||Memory Foam||$449||Online + many retail outlets|
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