Sealy Fondness Mattress Review

Updated January 3, 2020

The Sealy Fondness mattress is part of the all-foam Sealy Conform Performance mattress collection. We tested every Sealy Conform model and you can check out the results and our review:

Fondness Cushion Firm mattress

Comfort Scale Rating

The Sealy Conform Fondness Cushion Firm mattress is a medium feeling bed that we rate 4 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest). This rating will appeal to many people; it’s in the middle but a bit on the firmer side.

Sealy Fondness Expert Video Review

Here’s our quick Video Review. It highlights the features, benefits and our impression.

Pros & Cons

PROSCONS
  • Tested well demonstrating good support and contouring
  • Minimal motion transfer
  • Mid-range comfort feel
  • Trusted brand
  • May take a few weeks to fully break-in
  • May take a few days for foam smell to dissipate
  • Did not test well for large side sleepers

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Pressure Test Results

We’ve pressure tested the Fondness Cushion Firm mattress with petite, average and large body size people on their sides and back sleeping positions to see what kind of support and comfort you can expect. (Learn how we test)

The Sealy Fondness tested pretty well for most body sizes and sleeping positions. In all but one case, the Fondness demonstrated great contouring properties with minimal pressure points. Pressure points are bad because they create discomfort when you sleep and cause you to move around interrupting your sleep.

The only situation where we saw too much pressure was with very large body sizes in the side sleeping position. You can see below the large red area where there is excessive pressure in the shoulder area.

When we review the pressure testing data we look at various data points such as peak pressure readings, average area pressure and weight distribution, and many others. With all these considered factors the Fondness yielded Recommended and Good ratings for most sleeping situations.

BACK SLEEPER SIDE SLEEPER
LARGE PEOPLE Largest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Large back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Large side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLE Middle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Average back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Average side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
PETITE PEOPLE Smallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Petite back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2 Petite side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
BACK SLEEPER
LARGE PEOPLE Largest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Large back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLE Middle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Average back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
PETITE PEOPLE Smallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Petite back sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
SIDE SLEEPER
LARGE PEOPLE Largest 10% of adults 210-273 lbs Large side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
AVERAGE PEOPLE Middle 50% of adults 134-218 lbs Average side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2
PETITE PEOPLE Smallest 10% of adults 111-135 lbs Petite side sleeper heatmap Avg Pressure: mmHg - Area: inches2

The Conform Fondness Cushion Firm Features in Detail

sealy conform fondness cutaway

  1. 1. Zoned Support

    Sealy engineered 20% more coils for extra support in the center of the mattress where your body is the heaviest.

  2. 2. Sealy Comfort Sense Foam

    Sealy Gel Memory Foam cradles your body’s natural curves underneath you for soft support and comfort.

  3. 3. MoistureProtect Cover

    A stretchable fabric cover moves moisture away from you so you can sleep drier and more comfortable.

  4. 4. SealyChill Gel Memory Foam

    Chill Cooling technology is incorporated in the Gel memory foam so your sleep surface stays cooler.

  5. 5. Adjustable base compatible

    Foundation can be upgraded to an adjustable base.

Comfort Depth Video

We measured how far your hips and shoulders sink into the Sealy Fondness mattress with different body types.

Jed's Comfort View

Andrew's Comfort View

Warranty

The Sealy Conform Fondness mattress has a 10-year warranty against factory defects.

Conclusion

The Sealy Conform Fondness mattress is part of the Conform Performance Collection. It is a medium-firm feeling mattress that has many quality features and we recommend it for most sleepers.

The combinations of Sealy Chill Gel Memory Foam and ComfortSense Gel Memory Foam provide a slightly firmer but nicely conforming sleep surface. However, for larger body sizes that sleep in the side position the weight pushes through the comfort layers resulting in excessive pressure points. So for large people who are side sleepers, we do not recommend this mattress.

Value for the money is reasonable. There are cheaper available mattress options. But if you like a mid-range price and a quality mattress then the Fondness offers a safe choice in a medium-firm, all-memory foam mattress.

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Sealy Fondness Mattress Specifications:

Product Name
Sealy Posturepedic Conform Performance Fondness Cushion Firm Mattress
Queen Price

$1,299

Brand
Sealy
Mattress Comfort
Cushion Firm
Comfort Scale Number
4
Height
11.5"
Comfort Padding Layers
Warranty
  • Non-prorated
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects
Back Support System
Quilt Top of Mattress
Recommended For Side Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs
Recommended For Back Sleepers Who Weigh
  • 210-273 lbs
  • 134-218 lbs
  • 111-135 lbs

About The Author Joe Nashif

A jack of all trades in the mattress industry, Joe is a merchandiser who’s seen the changes in the products and trends for many years. Active in Brazilian Jui Jitsu, along with related injuries, he enjoys resting at home with family, too.