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Mattress Shopping

Do you have a problem with the sleeping system you purchased from a retail store that has Sealy products? Contact the store first to help. If you need additional help, we will be happy to help!

When was the last time you thought about your mattress? Many of us forget that our mattresses are the most utilized piece of furniture we own. In fact, if you sleep eight hours a night, in one year you’ll rack up 3000 hours on your mattress. After ten years, you’ll have logged 30,000 hours on the same bed. Listed below are a few hints that indicate it’s time to start thinking about renewing your sleep surface.

  1. 1. You bought your current mattress over eight years ago.
    The average life span of a quality mattress is eight to ten years. Mattresses older than that suffer from deteriorating comfort features and diminished support capabilities
  2. You wake up feeling more tired than when you went to sleep.
    Most consumers wait too long to replace their mattresses. If you don’t wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated—or if you feel any pain or discomfort—you've definitely waited too long.
  3. The couch feels more comfortable than your bed.
    Concentrate on the feel of your mattress. Do you feel coils or bumps? Your body needs a smooth, comfortable sleep surface to get a regenerative night’s sleep. Your mattress should enable you to sleep through the night with minimal tossing and turning.
  4. Your mattress looks worn and uneven.
    Inspect your mattress regularly for sags and imprints. If your mattress appears uneven or worn and frayed, maybe it’s time to start shopping. The upholstery layers in all mattresses compress over time. For optimal performance, be sure to rotate your mattress occasionally to extend its durability and renew its comfort. If you "inherited" your mattress from a family member or friend, chances are you need to replace it now.
  5. You’ve taken your mattress for granted.
    Mattresses are the most used yet most ignored piece of furniture in the house. Pay attention to your mattress. Do you hear creaks and groans? Do you notice the surface sags or indents in certain areas and not in others? The condition of your mattress may come as a surprise, once you take a close look.

Mattress prices range greatly, from about 299€ to over 5000€ for a queen set. A good night’s sleep is one of the best investments you can make, so buy the best mattress you can afford. Keep in mind that most of us spend as much as one-third of our time in bed. Your investment will cost just pennies per night over the next ten years! In fact, a 1000€ Sealy Posturepedic® sleep set costs about 27 cents per night (based on a ten-year life).

Yes! A good box spring is as important as a good mattress! It acts much like a large shock absorber, taking a lot of the nightly wear and tear, and it contributes to your comfort and support. Don’t put a new mattress on an inappropriate box spring. When you select the mattress, purchase its companion box spring. The two are designed to work best together.

The Better Sleep Council advises consumers to buy the highest-quality bedding they can afford, then replace old bedding every eight to ten years. After this many years, even the best bedding may no longer provide the comfort and support you deserve.

Focus on finding a sleep set that satisfies your comfort preference first, then your quality preference. To do so, always shop wearing comfortable clothes and shoes that can easily be removed for lying down. Take your time and don’t be shy. You can’t judge support and comfort by sitting on an edge or lying down for just a few seconds. Lie on the bed the way that you sleep, and if you sleep with a partner, try shopping with them so you can decide together. Shop at a store that you know and trust, and that offers services you desire. Read as much information about the sleep set as is available. Remember, buy the best bed that you can afford. You can always find “bargain bedding,” but it’s no bargain if you can’t get a good night’s sleep!

No, it’s not true. Sealy’s Posturepedic Innerspring system is a patented design developed and produced by Sealy and only offered in Sealy products. Posturepedic components, which meet the highest-quality standards in the industry, are not offered in products promoted by “factory to you” stores. Don’t be fooled by “factory to you” stores, selling products that are “just like a Sealy.” There is no substitute for a Sealy Posturepedic sleep set.

No, the design and manufacturing of bedding has changed dramatically—even over the last few years! Innerspring technology has improved, new “comfort” upholstery materials have been developed, and comfort choices have been expanded to give consumers a greater selection! Today’s box springs are more durable, with steel spines and “working” torsion modules that are built into all Sealy Posturepedic box springs.

The best way to really know what you’re buying is to experience a top-quality pillowtop, then firm, then plush sleep set. Determine the comfort you prefer, then compare your comfort preference in three qualities—top-of-the-line, mid-range and lower range, and understand the differences. This comparison helps you make an informed decision. If you like the comfort and price, the store services, and possible financing options, you can make your purchase at the first store. If you decide to shop another store, find out what you’ve seen. Know the type of sleep set and its significant features, such as the type of innerspring unit, key comfort layers, type of edge support and significant features of the box spring.

Your child should sleep on a Sealy Posturepedic because it offers correct back support. Children’s bodies aren’t just always moving, they’re always changing, and through all of those changes, their growing backs need support. Don’t skimp when buying a new sleep set for your child. With a Sealy Posturepedic, your children will get the comfort they want with the support their developing bodies need.

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Children should have a comfortable, supportive mattress to get the deep restorative sleep their bodies need to grow. If your old sleep set was uncomfortable and lacked support, then it probably won’t help your kids get a good night’s sleep either.

Children should have a comfortable, supportive mattress to get the deep restorative sleep their bodies need to grow. If your old sleep set was uncomfortable and lacked support, then it probably won’t help your kids get a good night’s sleep either.

The quilting design on a Sealy mattress cover helps determine the firmness or plushness of the sleep surface. If a quilting design is small and close, the bed will tend to feel firmer; if the design is large and spread out, the bed will usually feel more plush. Remember, when you purchase a Sealy Posturepedic sleep set, you get the correct support you need, regardless of comfort level or price.

Mattress Sizing and Height

For consumers who don’t want the extra height that comes with today’s bedding, Sealy offers a “low profile box spring,” cutting the height of the box spring by up to 12 cm! A low-rise bed frame can also reduce the overall height of your mattress surface. In addition, most stores also offer “low-profile frames”, which also reduce overall height

elite strom is officially licenced by Sealy to manufacture the company’s products in its own production facilities. Our know how and expertise ensures that all Sealy mattresses are built according to American standards and specifications in any given dimension you desire

Foundations for a double mattress are also available in two pieces for easier access through narrow halls. Also, Sealy Posturepedic mattresses can bend up to 15° without damaging the innerspring

Today’s mattresses are manufactured with much more upholstery padding and comfort layers than in days gone by! Many consumers prefer the plush and ultra-plush comfort that these thick mattresses provide. You can find deep-pocketed sheets in most retail stores today

YES! Sealy and elite strom realize people come in all different sizes. All mattresses are built by elite strom according to Sealy’s standards and specifications in any given dimension. Simply visit your local elite strom store.

Mattress Care

Use a sturdy bed frame! If your own a double mattress, make sure that your frame has the extra center support needed to prevent bowing and sagging. This is required to ensure complete warranty protection for your sleep set.

Two people should normally carry your Sealy mattress flat on its side. It’s easier to handle and less likely to get damaged. Don’t bend your mattress under any circumstances.* Bending may damage the innerspring unit. Flex rather than bend the mattress when going through doorways, and don’t bend the corners when putting on fitted sheets.
*Restriction does not apply to Sealy Posturepedic king-size mattresses, which are designed to bend at specific hinging points.

We recommend that you rotate your Sealy mattress on a regular basis to refresh its comfort. Mattresses contain many layers of upholstery padding to increase their comfort life and support performance. Body indentations can be a normal occurrence in new mattresses, and indicate that the upholstery layers are conforming to a person’s individual body contours. To help minimize body impressions, mattresses should be turned occasionally throughout their life.

Keep your Sealy mattress clean. We suggest using a mattress pad. Don't allow your mattress to get wet. Protect it from water or other liquids. Don’t use dry cleaning fluid of any type on your mattress. These chemicals could damage some of the comfort and upholstery materials.

Keeping your Sealy bedding clean is simple with the use of a protective mattress pad. Vacuuming is the only recommended cleaning method. If you must clean a stain, use mild soap with cold water and apply lightly! Don’t ever soak a mattress or foundation, and don't use dry cleaning fluid of any type on your mattress—these chemicals could damage some of the comfort and upholstery materials.

Latex

Latex differs from memory foam in its elastic, open-cell structure that recovers from pressure immediately. Memory foam has a slower recovery time. Latex is a very supportive yet conforming material.

No. Latex doesn’t sleep hot, because its open-cell structure allows it to breathe.

Because our latex is derived from a synthetic petroleum base versus natural latex, which uses rubber tree sap, we avoid the impurities and proteins that cause allergic reactions to latex.