Sealy Response Santa Paula IV Plush Euro Top Mattress Review

Updated February 11, 2020

Sealy's Santa Paula IV Plush 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’s pros and cons.

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

Comfort Scale Rating

The Sealy Response Santa Paula IV Plush Euro Top mattress is a plush feeling mattress and we rate it 7 on our 10 point Comfort Scale (a 1 is hard, 10 is softest). This level of comfort is good for those who like a softer mattress.

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
  • Encased coils move independently
    • Good contouring and support
    • Minimal motion transfer
  • Edge support makes entire surface sleepable
  • Added support to the center third for the lower back
  • Trusted brand
  • Tested especially well for back sleepers
  • Affordable
  • Too soft for some, especially stomach sleepers

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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 Plush Euro Top tested well especially for back sleepers where we rated those sleeper positions a very solid ‘Recommend’. The mattress provided sufficient contouring support which is important to minimize pressure points. Pressure points cause you to become uncomfortable and that makes you toss and turn, preventing a good night’s sleep. While the mattress tested very well for back sleepers, it did not rate as highly for side sleepers – but still rated ‘Good’ for those positions.

 
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 Plush Euro Top Mattress Key Features

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

    This edge support makes it so you can use the entire surface for sleeping on, improves the durability of the bed, and provides a better seating edge.

  2. 2. Sealy Response Coil System

    This exclusive coil design balances comfort with deep down support.

  3. 3. SealyCool Gel Foam Center 3rd

    This layer is just in the middle section of the bed. Cushioning foam with gel added, it gives flexible, durable support for the lower back.

  4. 4. Sealy Cushion Air Foam

    This cushioning foam has peaks and valleys to allow better airflow. It adds a layer of softness as well for more comfort.

Comfort Depth Video

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

Jed's Comfort View

Andrew's Comfort View

Warranty

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

Conclusion

The Sealy Response Santa Paula IV Plush Euro Top mattress tested well. We ‘Recommend’ the mattress for back sleepers and rate it ‘Good’ for side sleepers, so this bed would be a good choice for those who like a soft-comfort bed.

The Santa Paula IV Plush Euro Top mattress is an affordable option at $599, but is still a good quality option that will last for years. The Sealy Response Coil System is a traditionally tied coil system which will give sturdy support and be very durable. There are high-grade foams that will provide good pressure relief. And it has edge support to keep the mattress comfortable from edge-to-edge and make the side easier to sit on.

I'd recommend this bed to anyone, especially back sleepers, who are looking for an affordable, soft mattress. It'll perform well and be reliable for a long time. If you're looking for something similar but firmer, there are other models in the Sealy Response Collection that may suit you.

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Sealy Response Santa Paula IV Plush Euro Top Specifications:

Product Name
Queen Price

$599

Brand
Sealy
Comfort Scale Number
7 (plush)
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.