Sealy Response Santa Paula IV Cushion Firm Euro Top Mattress Review

Updated February 12, 2020

Sealy's Santa Paula IV Cushion Firm Euro Top mattress is part of their Response Performance Collection. We tested all of Sealy’s Response mattresses for a detailed and comprehensive review. Read on for our detailed assessment of Santa Paula IV Cushion Firm Euro Top's pros and cons.

Sealy Response Santa Paula IV Cushion Firm Euro Top mattress on top of a box spring

Comfort Scale Rating

The Sealy Response Santa Paula IV Cushion Firm Euro Top mattress is a firm-feeling mattress and we rate it 6.5 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest). This level of comfort is good for just about anyone, as long as they don't have a strong preference for very firm or very soft.

Expert Video Review of the Santa Paula bed

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

Pros & Cons

PROS CONS
  • Edge support makes entire surface sleepable
  • Added support to the center third for the lower back
  • Trusted brand - Sealy has been around a long time
  • Tested really well for all sleeper types
    • Good pressure relief
    • Good back support
  • Not great at reducing motion transfer

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Pressure Test Results

We pressure tested the Santa Paula IV mattress with small/petite, average and big/large body size people on their sides and on their back sleeping positions to measure the support and comfort.

The Santa Paula IV Cushion Firm Euro Top did a great job in our pressure tests. With 5/6 scores of 'Recommended', we see great pressure relief and back support. The coil system gives deep down support and the SealyCool Gel Foam in the center third ensures the spine is aligned by giving extra support to the lower back. The high-quality foams are soft and do a good job of minimizing pressure points, so you'll be comfortable the whole night without feeling like you need to adjust your position a lot.

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

Sealy Response Santa Paula IV Cushion Firm Euro Top Mattress Key Features

Sealy Santa Paula IV Cushion Firm Euro Top cutaway
  1. 1. SolidEdge HD Foam Encasement

    The edge support increases the durability of the bed while creating a better sitting edge and increasing the amount of sleepable surface.

  2. 2. Sealy Response Coil System

    This exclusive coil design provides deep down support balanced with comfort.

  3. 3. SealyCool Gel Foam Center 3rd

    This layer gives flexible, durable support for the lower back by adding gel foam just to the center third of the bed.

  4. 4. Sealy Cushion Air Foam

    This cushioning foam adds a soft layer for pressure relief and it has peaks and valleys to allow better airflow.

Comfort Depth Video

We measured how far your hips and shoulders sink into the Sealy Response Santa Paula IV Cushion Firm Euro Top mattress with different body types.

Jed's Comfort View

Andrew's Comfort View

Warranty

The Sealy Response Santa Paula IV Cushion Firm Euro Top mattress comes with a 10-year warranty for factory defects.

Conclusion

The Santa Paula IV Cushion Firm Euro Top mattress is in the Sealy “Performance Line” collection, just below the “Premium” line. It's a medium-feeling innerspring with a traditional tied-coil system. It provides good, deep-down support that's enhanced by the layer of gel foam in the center third. There are soft foams that add lots of pressure relief, making this a really comfortable bed. We saw the results of these features in our pressure tests, where the pressure relief and back support were shown to be really good for all sleeper types.

It also has edge support, which has several benefits. It makes the mattress more long-lasting, as it protects the edge. It also creates a better seating edge, so you can get out of bed more easily. And it makes the bed comfortable from edge to edge, so if you share a queen-size bed, that'll be very helpful.

I'd recommend this bed as an affordable option that'll be durable. It will work for just about anyone, as it performed well for all sleeper types and has a neutral feel that'll appeal to most people.

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Sealy Response Santa Paula IV Cushion Firm Euro Top Specifications:

Product Name
Queen Price

$599

Brand
Sealy
Comfort Scale Number
6.5 (Medium)
Coil Count
638
Height
13"
Comfort Padding Layers
Warranty
  • Non-prorated
  • No Flip, No Rotate
  • 10-year warranty against manufacturer's defects
Back Support System
Quilt Top of Mattress
Edge Support

About The Author Juliana

Juliana is a digital content analyst who has taken a deep dive into the mattress industry. She spends her free time hanging out with her friends (read: her cats), and trying to get creative with some painting or sewing.