Sealy Essentials Mattress Reviews

Updated January 7, 2023

Sealy Essentials Mattress

Sealy Essentials mattresses are the most affordable of all Sealy models currently available. The Winter Green Soft Pillowtop Mattress in this collection even earned the #4 spot on our Top Ten Sealy Mattresses of 2022 list! We've compiled all the information you'll need when selecting the right Essentials model here in our expert review:

Pros and Cons of Essentials Mattresses

Pros Cons
  • SealyCool Gel Foam is used throughout the collection to help keep you cooler
  • Good options for those on a budget, or those shopping for a spare bedroom
  • Great back support from Sealy's Open Coil System
  • The most affordable Sealy brand models available
  • An excellent option for kid's or for dorm rooms
  • Fewer premium materials than more luxurious Sealy models
  • Limited comfort options in this collection
  • Comparable models from other manufacturers offer more comfort materials

 

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Type of Construction

All Sealy Essential mattresses are innerspring beds which are spring layers with different foams on top of them for different comfort levels.

Top 5 Rated Sealy Essentials Mattresses

We rigorously test each and every Sealy mattress using our pressure mapping system, in addition to other performance tests, and these 5 Sealy mattresses are the best rated. We test petite, average, and large body sizes in both the back and side sleeping positions and analyze the data. We also compare the beds to the other mattresses in our database.

You can click through to any of these beds and see the individual test results and expert video reviews.

Mattress Name Quick Overview Personal Recommendation  

Sealy Essentials Winter Green Soft Pillowtop Side Image

Sealy Essentials Winter Green Soft Pillow Top

  • Collection: Essentials 
  • Comfort: Pillowtop
  • Comfort Scale: 7
  • Coil Count: 638
  • Mattress Height: 13"
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
Personalized Recommendations - Learn More »
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Sealy Essentials Autumn Ash Mattress Side View

Sealy Essentials Autumn Ash Soft

  • Collection: Essentials
  • Comfort: Medium
  • Comfort Scale: 4
  • Coil Count: 525
  • Mattress Height: 10.5"
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Sealy Essentials Osage Firm Mattress Side View

Sealy Essentials Osage Firm

  • Collection: Essentials
  • Comfort: Firm
  • Comfort Scale: 3
  • Coil Count: 525
  • Mattress Height: 10"
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Sealy Essentials Summer Elm Mattress Side View

Sealy Essentials Summer Elm Firm

  • Collection: Essentials
  • Comfort: Firm
  • Comfort Scale: 3
  • Coil Count: 525
  • Mattress Height: 8.5"
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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Sealy Essentials Winter Green Medium Eurotop Mattress Side View

Sealy Essentials Winter Green Medium Eurotop

  • Collection: Essentials
  • Comfort: Medium
  • Comfort Scale: 5
  • Coil Count: 638
  • Mattress Height: 12"
  • Warranty: 10 Years
  • Guarantee: 120 Days
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The 5 Best Sealy Essentials Specs:

Product Name

Winter Green Soft Pillowtop

Autumn Ash Soft

Osage Firm

Summer Elm Firm

Winter Green Medium Euro Top

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Brand

Sealy

Sealy

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Mattress Comfort

Plush Pillowtop

Medium

Firm Pillow Top

Firm

Medium

Comfort Scale Number

7

4

3

3

5

Coil Count

638

525

525

525

638

Coil Gauge

15

15

15

15

15

Height

13"

10.5"

10"

8.5"

12"

Comfort Padding Layers

  • 1" SealyCool Gel Foam Medium

  • 2" SealyCool Gel Foam Soft

  • 1" SealySupport Gel Foam Soft

  • 2-1/2" SealyCool Air Gel Foam 

  • 2-1/2" SealyCool Air Gel Foam

  • 1/2" SealyCool Gel Foam 

  • 0.75 oz. Resilium

  • 1" SealySupport Gel Foam Medium

  • 1-1/2" SealyCool Gel Foam Soft

Warranty

  • Non-prorated

  • No Flip, No Rotate

  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects

  • Non-prorated

  • No Flip, No Rotate

  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects

  • Non-prorated

  • No Flip, No Rotate

  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects

  • Non-prorated

  • No Flip, No Rotate

  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects

  • Non-prorated

  • No Flip, No Rotate

  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects

Back Support System

  • Sealy Response Pro Encased Coil

  • 1" Sealy Support Gel Foam

  • Sealy Response Open Coil

  • Sealy Response Open Coil

  • Sealy Response Open Coil

  • Sealy Response Open Coil

  • 1" SealySupport Gel Base Foam

Quilt Top of Mattress

  • Knit Cover

  • 2" SealyCool Air Gel Foam

  • Knit Cover

  • 1/2" SealyCool Gel Memory Foam Soft

  • Knit Cover

  • 1/2" SealyCool Air Gel Foam

  • Knit Cover

  • 1/2" SealyCool Gel Support Foam

  • Knit Cover

  • 2" SealyCool Air Gel Foam

Edge Support

  • SolidEdge

  • N/A

  • N/A

  • N/A

  • SolidEdge

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Adjustable Base Power Bed Options

There are three adjustable base models for Sealy. Adjustable bases (also called Motion Bases) give you more options for a mattress; from sitting in bed and reading or working, or sleeping with your head or legs up, etc. Some even have features like massage capabilities. There are three models available with Sealy mattresses:

Ease 4.0 Power Base TEMPUR-Ergo 2.0 Power Base TEMPUR-Ergo Extended Smart Base
Tempur-Pedic Ease Base Tempur Ergo Base Tempur Ergo Extended Smart Base
  • Wireless remote
  • Head and foot adjustment
  • Zero Gravity button
  • One-button function to return to a flat position
  • Adjustable legs to 3, 6, 9, or 12 inches
  • Platform bed friendly
  • Lift capacity of 650 lbs
  • Wireless remote
  • Head and foot adjustment
  • One-touch pre-set buttons
  • Programmable buttons
  • 2-zone massage
  • Adjustable legs to 3,6, 9, or 12 inches
  • USB ports
  • Platform bed friendly
  • 700 lb lift capacity
  • Wireless remote
  • Head and foot adjustment
  • One-touch pre-set buttons
  • Programmable buttons
  • 4-zone massage
  • Adjustable legs to 3,6 or 9 inches
  • USB ports
  • Platform bed friendly
  • 850 lb lift capacity

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Delivery Method

Sealy Posturepedic mattresses are available in select stores or online, but not directly from Sealy. They're usually delivered by a retailer’s in-home delivery service which is typically offered for free.

More about the Sealy Posturepedic Brand

Sealy is one of the oldest and largest mattress companies in America. The Posturepedic mattresses and blue butterfly logo are what Sealy is best known for. A few years ago, Tempur-Pedic purchased Sealy, along with its sister brand, Stearns & Foster. The company is now Tempur-Sealy and is the largest mattress company in the world.

Sealy continues to make a wide range of mattresses. Entry-level mattresses cost a few hundred dollars, and they go all the way up to mattresses priced at a couple thousand. There are tens of millions of Sealy mattresses in use today. They've maintained their status as some of the most popular beds in America.

Conclusion

The Essentials Collection of mattresses are Sealy's entry-level models. They're the most affordable mattress options offered by Sealy and they contain the most basic comfort materials. That's not to say that they're bad or lacking in comfort, just that they have less to offer than more luxurious models available.

When compared with competitors' entry-level models the Sealy Essentials outperform many recognizable names like Serta and Beautyrest. The SealyCool Gel Memory foam is a premium-grade material that Sealy has incorporated into most of the beds in this collection. That alone makes this collection a better entry-level option than most other brands.

For those people who are shopping for the best bed for kids or for a dorm room mattress then I do recommend the Sealy Essentials collection of mattresses. Anyone on a budget will do well with one of these beds though I do not think that they will last more than a few years for a pair of sleep partners. It'd best just to use this collection for children, teens, and college students.

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About The Author, Dave Higgins

In his spare time, Dave enjoys oil painting in the Impressionist style, playing various stringed instruments, and cooking for his family. For the last several years, Dave has dove into the mattress industry as a content writer and expert reviewer.