What is Sealy Posturepedic

You may be familiar with the word ‘Posturepedic’ – but what does this name mean and what sets it apart?

Where does the word Posturepedic, come from?

The word ‘Posturepedic’ is a combination of the word ‘posture’ (the position in which you hold your body) and ‘orthopaedic’ (the medically correct position of skeletal structure of your body).Sealy Posturepedic represents the culmination of years of continuous research and the ongoing development of technology and systems to provide the best level of support for your body while sleeping. When you sleep on a Sealy Posturepedic mattress, it’s more than a combination of springs, foam and fabric.

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What is a Posturepedic mattress?

A Posturepedic mattress is made with three key founding principals: support, comfort, durability. Getting the right balance across these three areas is of paramount importance and forms our product architecture.



While you might assume that every mattress is supportive, we know based on our testing that not all mattresses are created equal. The Sealy Posturepedic range has been designed upon a history of orthopedically correct support to help provide the right amount of support your body needs.

Here’s how it works:

  • Your body needs to be correctly supported to allow your muscles to relax
  • The relief of pressure points will minimise your body’s need to toss and turn during sleep
  • Orthopaedically correct design combines these two elements

From a support perspective, Sealy have invested years of research and development into our Open Coil Technology, which is central to the Posturepedic support system.

Orthopaedically Correct Design

Different springs provide different support. The springs inside a Sealy Posturepedic mattress are known as inner spring coils. Constructed from titanium alloy, these metal springs are light but very strong and provide the deep support based on the criteria developed by the orthopaedic surgeons.Inherently, the Sealy Posturepedic support system senses your body’s weight and motion and responds with the right level of support needed. This customised support helps to provide a better quality of sleep.



In essence, mattress comfort comes from its foam layers. But building a great mattress isn’t just about layering foam together; you need to make sure all the layers work together, to create the right mattress ‘feel’, which can range from ultra-plush to extra-firm and everything in-between. There are architectural principles and designs that are engineered to ensure all the layers work harmoniously and continue to do so over time.

The comfort layers of a Sealy Posturepedic are made of a mixture of memory foam and gel-infused visco, which provide extra cushioning, allowing you to ‘sink into’ your mattress, for a luxurious comfort feel.

Having the right layers in place also helps dissipate pressure and relieve any soreness. For example, if you sleep on your side, there will be pressure on your hip and shoulder at the points which come in contact with the mattress. Comfort increases conformance which helps to ensure you get into an optimal sleeping position.



The last component is about longevity to ensure the product is durable.

A common problem with mattresses is that they begin to sag and deteriorate over time, which can be detrimental to your health. Furthermore, they can simply become uncomfortable, which can keep you tossing and turning at night.

When you select a Sealy Posturepedic mattress, you are getting a product with components which have been subjected to continuous fatigue along with wear and tear testing to ensure absolute quality.

The Posturepedic difference

A Sealy Posturepedic mattress is one that is built strategically to help provide proper support for the entire body, with the promise of a great night’s sleep and a mattress that is guaranteed to function optimally for 10 years.

Rest assured, when selecting a Sealy Posturepedic, you will understand a quality night’s sleep and wake up feeling rested and refreshed.

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