Out of the three Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid models on offer, our top pick is the Performance model. As Sealy’s mid-range option, this high-quality hybrid mattress includes excellent cooling features and Sealy’s signature reinforced centre for unparalleled lumbar support. It’s also our top pick because the only difference between this model and the more expensive Premium collection is a few additional cooling features.

The Sealy Posturepedic range is most notable for having a reinforced centre to add excellent support for the heaviest areas of the body. Posturepedic mattresses – with the exception of the Essentials collection – have 20 percent more innerspring coils focused around the centre of the mattress, offering reinforced support to the heaviest areas of the body – your back and core.

Developed with the help of orthopaedic specialists, the Posturepedic range is designed to offer total support for the spine to deliver a comfortable surface that helps you sleep throughout the night.

The Sealy Posturepedic range is available in three styles of mattress: innerspring, memory foam, and hybrid. Each type, or line, offers three collections: Essentials, Performance, and Premium.

#1 Best Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Mattress For Affordable Comfort: Essentials Collection

Sealy Essential™ Collection.

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The Essentials Collections is Sealy’s most affordable line, but the cheaper price does mean you don’t benefit from the company’s signature Posturepedic technology, so if that’s why you’re looking at buying a Sealy mattress, you’re better off considering the Performance or Premium models.

However, the Sealy Essentials Hybrid mattress, although lacking in Posturepedic technology, is still a durable mattress with a number of cooling and supportive features that you might like if you’re looking for a slightly more affordable option.

What We Like:

  • Affordable
  • Moisture-wicking cover
  • Good edge support

What We Don’t Like:

  • Doesn’t include Posturepedic technology
  • Doesn’t include Sealy Immersion™ Advanced Memory Foam with Chill™
  • Only available in Firm

The Sealy Essentials Hybrid mattress is constructed from a top layer, a coil system, and an edge system.

The top layer uses Sealy ComfortSense™ Foam, a durable memory foam designed to conform to your body when you lay on it. It differs from the Performance and Premium collections, both of which have memory foam with added cooling features. As a result, this memory foam layer may sleep hotter than the other two mattresses.

The coil system in the Essentials Hybrid mattress is the company’s proprietary Sealy Response Pro™ Encased Coil, which features individually-encased coils that move independently to adapt to the shape of your body, for total support and minimal motion transfer.

The mattress also has the company’s DuraFlex™ Edge, to give the mattress full support from edge-to-edge. This is a feature that the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid mattresses all perform very well on, allowing you to use the full width of your mattress without any risk of feeling like you’re rolling off.

Firmness & Support

The Sealy Hybrid Essentials mattress is available in just one firmness level: Firm. This mattress is, therefore, best suited to back and stomach sleepers who prefer firmer support, as side sleepers may find the mattress too hard to be comfortable.

The lack of Posturepedic technology in the Essentials model means that this mattress doesn’t have the signature re-inforced coils in the centre of the mattress that makes the Sealy Posturepedic range particularly suitable for people either with back problems or who need additional support for the spine.

Despite the lack of this technology, however, the Essentials Hybrid mattress does still perform well in delivering firm support balanced by the comfortable memory foam top layer. One main critique the mattress faces, however, is that it does tend to lose support over time, which is not ideal if you are looking for a mattress to invest in for the long-term.

Motion Control & Temperature Regulation

The combination of memory foam and individually-encased coils mean the Essentials Hybrid mattress performs well in terms of motion control.

The mattress receives positive reviews from couples for providing a supportive surface that minimises motion between partners, although some reviews do comment that as the mattress begins to sag over time, it loses its ability to isolate motion as well.

In terms of temperature regulation, a hybrid mattress is going to provide a cooler surface than an all-memory foam mattress, as the innerspring component allows air to flow through the mattress easier.

In addition, the Essentials Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid mattress cover includes moisture-wicking technology that draws heat and moisture away from your body, to help regulate your temperature throughout the night.

Overall, the Essentials Hybrid Posturepedic mattress is a good quality mattress. It offers a good level of firm support, with a comfortable memory foam top layer that contours to your body for pressure relief without too much of a ‘sinking’ sensation.

However, the real draw of the Posturepedic range is the reinforced centre support for your spine, which this model doesn’t have. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly basic hybrid mattress, then this isn’t a bad option, but if you are specifically looking at the Posturepedic range for enhanced spinal support, then you are better off looking at the Performance or Premium models.

#2 Best Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Mattress For All-Over Support: Performance Collection

Sealy Performance™ Collection.

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The Sealy Posturepedic Performance Hybrid mattress is their mid-tier option and the most affordable option that includes Sealy’s Posturepedic technology.

Measuring 13-inches in height, this hybrid mattress aims to cover all the essential features a mattress should offer: temperature regulation, support, comfort, edge support, and excellent motion absorption.

What We Like:

  • Includes Sealy Immersion™ Advanced Memory Foam with Chill™
  • Posturepedic technology provides advanced lumbar support
  • Moisture-wicking cover
  • Good edge support

What We Don’t Like:

  • Some customer reviews suggest mattress loses support over time
  • People who don’t like the feel of memory foam may not like the sinking sensation of this mattress

The Performance Posturepedic Hybrid mattress is constructed from a comfort layer of memory foam, with an encased coil unit underneath.

The cover is made of an UltraStretch High-Loft knit, with moisture-wicking technology that is meant to draw excess heat and moisture away from your body to keep you cool throughout the night.

Underneath the cover, the Performance model has a layer of Sealy Immersion™ Advanced Memory Foam with Chill™, a slower response memory foam that creates a more breathable, comfortable mattress surface that is cool-to-the-touch.

The mattress then has a Response Pro Zoned HD™ Encased Coil System, which features Sealy’s signature Posturepedic technology with 20 percent more coils in the centre of the mattress, to offer reinforced support for your spine and the heaviest areas of your body.

Firmness & Support

This model is available in three different firmness options: Cushion Firm, Firm, and Plush. The Plush option may be best for side sleepers, offering contouring comfort for your hips and shoulders, while the Cushion Firm should provide a comfortable surface for most sleepers or for couples who have different sleep preferences.

This is a great option for people who are looking for durable, all-over support with additional support for the spine. However, as with the Essentials model, the Performance Hybrid mattress does receive some criticism for losing support quicker than it should.

Motion Control & Temperature Regulation

Again, this mattress is very good at isolating motion to ensure you have an undisturbed night’s light, and the encased coil system is particularly suitable for couples who want minimal motion transfer when moving around at night.

The Performance Hybrid mattress also has good cooling features to help regulate your temperature throughout the night. It has an UltraStretch knit cover with moisture-wicking technology to draw excess moisture away from your body, while the memory foam layer beneath is infused with Chill™ performance technology to provide a cool-to-the-touch feel.

The Performance model is a popular choice for good reason: the hybrid mattress has excellent cooling features, isolates motion, and includes Sealy’s Posturepedic technology to support and align your spine throughout the night.

As the next Premium model only really adds more cooling features to the Performance model, we’d recommend this mattress as our top pick if all-around support is your main priority.

#3 Best For Premium Support & Luxury: Premium Collection

Sealy Premium™ Collection.

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The Premium Posturepedic Hybrid mattress is Sealy’s top-of-the-range option. This 14-inch high mattress includes the signature Sealy Posturepedic technology that provides reinforced support for your spine as you sleep, as well as additional cooling features to create a premium, luxury mattress that aims to tick every box.

Although this is Sealy’s most premium model, the only key differences between this model and the Performance model is the additional cooling features this mattress has. While people who tend to sleep hot may benefit from these additions, other people may not want to pay the extra money for the same support they can get from the Performance model.

What We Like:

  • Includes Sealy Immersion™ Advanced Memory Foam with Chill™
  • Posturepedic technology provides advanced lumbar support
  • ChillTech™ cover with DuoChill™ Technology
  • Good edge support

What We Don’t Like:

  • Significantly more expensive than the Performance with only cooling features added
  • Combination sleepers may find it lacks in responsiveness

The Premium Hybrid Posturepedic mattress has a similar construction to the two other models mentioned: an innerspring coil system topped with a memory foam comfort layer.

The mattress has the company’s proprietary ChillTech™ UltraStretch High-Loft Knit Bolder Colored Cover with DuoChill™ Technology & Allergen Protect™ – let’s breakdown exactly what that means.

The ChillTech™ and DuoChill™ technology are infused into the cover to create a performance fabric that’s cool-to-the-touch and helps wick excess heat and moisture away from your body for improved temperature regulation.

The Allergen Protect™ feature means the cover is hypoallergenic, blocking dust mites, mould, and bacteria from getting into the mattress for improved durability and a more hygienic sleep surface.

The comfort memory foam layer consists of the same Sealy Immersion™ Advanced Memory Foam with Chill™ as the Performance model, providing contouring comfort that adapts to the shape of your body while also creating a cooler sleep surface.

Finally, the innerspring unit is also the same as the Performance model: the Response Pro Zoned HD™ Encased Coil System, which has 20 percent more coils in the centre of the mattress to offer enhanced support to your hips, shoulders, and spine for improved alignment and deep pressure relief as you sleep. The mattress also has a DuraFlex™ Edge to give the mattress a consistent feel from edge-to-edge.

Firmness & Support

The Premium model is available in Firm, Plush, and Ultra Plush. The Ultra Plush feel is obviously going to have a very soft, comfortable feel, ideal for side sleepers or anyone who enjoys an ultra-soft, luxurious feel for sleeping.

One downside is that the Premium model doesn’t come in a Medium feel – so combination sleepers or couples may find it difficult to find a middle ground that suits both preferences.

Again, this mattress offers enhanced support to keep your spine in neutral alignment as you sleep. The encased coil unit and memory foam layer work in tandem to support you for deep pressure relief and to adapt to your body weight as you move around.

Once again, this range does receive some criticism for losing support quicker than one would expect, so this is something to bear in mind.

Motion Control & Temperature Regulation

The Premium model has the same construction as the Performance model and therefore is just as good at isolating motion for an undisturbed night’s sleep.

Where the Premium model really excels above the other two models is in temperature regulation. The mattress has the memory foam layer with Chill™ technology, which works in tandem with the performance cover designed to draw heat and moisture away from the body to provide a cool-to-the-touch feel that keeps you comfortable throughout the night.

While the Premium Hybrid mattress may appeal to people who tend to sleep hot and want a mattress with as many cooling features as possible, it doesn’t make any drastic improvements in terms of support when compared with the cheaper Performance model.

So, while this a good option for total luxury, it’s not really necessary to go for this model if you are specifically considering the Posturepedic range for improved support to your back.

Additional Information

Sleep Trial & Warranty

Sealy offers a 10-year warranty on their mattresses, providing a full repair or replacement on your mattress in the case of a defect in workmanship or the construction of the mattress.

However, the Posturepedic range does not appear to have any sleep trial period allowing you to test your mattress before you commit to buying it.


Sealy recommends you place your mattress on a sturdy foundation or frame with good centre support – other than that, it doesn’t seem to matter too much what type of foundation you put your mattress on.

Care Instructions

Sealy recommends keeping your mattress clean with a protective mattress pad and occasionally vacuuming the mattress if you need to. For stain removal, use a mild soap with cold water and spot clean only – avoid soaking the mattress or using any cleaning chemicals, as these could damage the materials.

Final Verdict

Overall, all three lines in the Posturepedic range are high-quality hybrid mattresses that deliver on support, comfort, cooling, and motion transfer.

The real question is, which one is right for you?

The Performance model is our top pick. It includes Sealy’s Posturepedic technology with reinforced support for the spine and heavier areas of your body and also has some impressive cooling features. However, if you’re a hot sleeper and still want the benefits of Posturepedic technology, then the Premium model may be more suitable for you.

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