Sealy Posturepedic vs. Serta Perfect Sleeper – A 2019 Buyer’s Guide: Which One Is Right For You?

Struggling to choose between the Serta Perfect Sleeper or the Sealy Posturepedic? Take a look at our full review and comparison of these two popular mattress models.

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Summary

The Serta Perfect Sleeper Innerspring Mattress collection consists of several innerspring mattresses, which feature one of three advanced steel coil support systems. The innerspring mattresses are described as best suited for people who prefer the look and feel of a traditional mattress.

The Sealy Posturepedic and Serta Perfect Sleeper ranges each offer three innerspring, memory foam, and hybrid mattresses with multiple firmness options. Although both ranges offer some similar features, they are also distinctly different in construction and overall feel.

Posturepedic mattresses all have one thing in common: a reinforced centre designed to provide support where your body needs it most. This additional support is designed to help keep the heaviest part of your body – your back and core – in neutral alignment with the rest of your body as you sleep, promoting better posture and improved spinal alignment.

The range features three different lines: Response (innerspring), Conform (memory foam), and Hybrid. Within these lines are three different collections which increase in features and price: Essentials, Performance, and Premium. With mattresses ranging from Medium-Soft to Firm, the Posturepedic range has a wide selection of mattresses to suit different sleep styles and body types.

Likewise, the Serta Perfect Sleeper range offers three lines of mattresses in innerspring, memory foam, and hybrid designs. These mattresses similarly vary in firmness and support and are designed to eliminate sagging, motion transfer, and overheating.

Both lines are well reviewed for the range of choice they offer and guarantee to provide a mattress that will suit your body composition and preferred sleep style. That being said, both the Sealy Posturepedic and the Serta Perfect Sleeper range seem to underperform in terms of durability and user reviews often report that their mattresses lack edge support and sag sooner than would be expected.

While both mattresses have strong positive and negative points to consider, we’d say the Serta Perfect Sleeper range only just tops the Sealy Posturepedic. However, each range offers unique features that ultimately will suit different preferences. So, how to choose between the two? Keep reading for a summary of both of options, so you can make an easy decision.

3 Reasons to Pick the Sealy Posturepedic or the Serta Perfect Sleeper

Here are 3 quick reasons to buy either the Sealy Posturepedic or the Serta Perfect Sleeper.

Pick The Sealy Posturepedic Mattress If:

  • You suffer from back pain: The main feature of the Posturepedic range is the reinforced centre in every mattress, providing additional support to your back and hips for neutral spinal alignment and better posture. If a mattress with support for your back is a priority for you, you might like this range of mattresses.
  • You want a lot of choice: The Sealy Posturepedic range can be broken down into three lines: Response, Conform, and Hybrid. Each of these lines then has several mattresses with different features and firmness options to give you plenty of choice.
  • You want good edge support in your mattress: All of the mattresses in the Posturepedic range include edge support, from a reinforced edge in the Conform line to a DuraFlex™ Coil Edge System in the Response and Hybrid lines. If having a solid edge to your mattress is a must, the Posturepedic range performs well.

Pick The Serta Perfect Sleeper If:

  • You sleep hot: The Serta Perfect Sleeper range is rated well for regulating temperature and keeping you cool throughout the night. The range offers the choice of innerspring mattresses – which have a more ‘sleep on top’ feel and are therefore cooler – or memory foam and hybrid mattresses which use Serta’s gel-infused Cool Action Memory Foam.
  • You want a lot of choice: Like the Posturepedic range, the Perfect Sleeper range offers a wide selection of mattresses to suit your individual comfort preferences.
  • You want less motion transfer: If you are a light sleeper or find yourself often disturbed by your partner’s movement in the night, you might like the motion control that the Perfect Sleeper mattresses provide.

Construction

Sealy offers three lines within their Posturepedic range: the innerspring Response line, the memory foam Conform line, and their Hybrid line.

All lines include the company’s signature Posturepedic technology, which includes a reinforced centre panel to provide additional support to the heaviest parts of the body – your back and core. This technology is designed to keep your body level as you sleep, enabling your spine to remain in a neutral position with pressure-point relief where you need it most.

Sealy Posturepedic Response Line

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The Response line features innerspring mattresses described as providing support that ‘holds’ you, creating a ‘sleep-on-top’ feeling, as opposed to the more sinking sensation memory foam can create.

The mattress is available in three different collections: Essential, Performance, and Premium, with the latter having the most features and thus being the most expensive. Every mattress is constructed with a Response Coil System design to support you while retaining enough spring to remain on top of the mattress, rather than it contouring to your body.

The Performance and Premium collections include Sealy’s Posturepedic Technology, for reinforced support across the heaviest part of your body, so that the mattress feels consistent throughout.

Sealy Posturepedic Conform Line

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The Conform line consists of memory foam mattresses that are described as providing support that ‘hugs’ you. The line uses layers of foam, memory foam, and gel-infused foam to support and cushion, depending on the collection – Essential, Performance, or Premium.

All three collections consist of a base layer of Sealy Support Gel Foam™ and a top layer of Sealy ComfortSense Foam™, while the Performance and Premium collections also include a layer of Sealy Chill Gel Memory Foam™, designed to help dissipate body heat for a breathable surface.

Additionally, the Performance and Premium collections include Posturepedic technology, featuring denser foam to reinforce the centre of the mattress, providing additional support for your heaviest points.

Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Line

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The Posturepedic Hybrid line offers a balance between the memory foam and innerspring lines, offering a mattress that will both hold and hug you as you sleep. Once again, this line is available in three different collections: Essential, Performance, and Premium.

The Hybrid line is constructed from a Response Encased Coil System to reduce motion transfer and provide support for the body. This is then topped by either Sealy ComfortSense™ foam in the Essential collection, or with Sealy Immersion™ Advanced Memory Foam in the Performance and Premium collections. This is described as a slower response memory foam without losing the ‘sleep-on-top’ feeling of the innerspring line. The open cell structure of the foam provides a breathable sleep surface.

As with the other two lines, in the Hybrid line, only the Performance and Premium collections include Posturepedic technology. This technology is constructed by adding 20 percent more coils in the centre of the mattress for reinforced support for your back and core.

Likewise, the Serta Perfect Sleeper range also offers three lines of innerspring, hybrid, or memory foam mattresses. This range is described as being the National Sleep Foundations only ‘official mattress’, engineered to combat tossing and turning, lack of support, overheating, partner disturbance, and sagging.

Perfect Sleeper Innerspring

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The Serta Perfect Sleeper Innerspring Mattress collection consists of several innerspring mattresses, which feature one of three advanced steel coil support systems:

  • 520 Continuous Support Innerspring System
  • 739 Custom Support Individually Wrapped Coil System
  • 886 Custom Support Individually Wrapped Coil System

These last two coil systems also feature what the company calls their Serta Best Edge Foam Encasement, designed to prevent sagging or roll-off at the edge of the mattress. The innerspring mattresses are described as best suited for people who prefer the look and feel of a traditional mattress.

Perfect Sleeper Memory Foam

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The Perfect Sleeper Memory Foam mattresses all feature Serta’s exclusive Cool Action Gel Memory Foam, which is infused with MicroSupport gel for advanced cooling, comfort, and support.

The foam is designed to conform to the body for a neutral spine alignment, while the addition of Ultimate Edge Foam Encasement foam rails along the side of the mattress edges reduce edge roll-off and sagging.

Perfect Sleeper Hybrid

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The Perfect Sleeper Hybrid line consists of just one mattress: the Luxury Hybrid Glenmoor Super Pillow Top. This mattress includes Serta’s Cool Twist® Gel Memory Foam to conform to the body for pressure-relieving comfort, as well as a firm Individually Wrapped Coil System, for a plush yet supportive feel.

Firmness & Support

Each Sealy Posturepedic line offers a few different firmness options:

  • The Response line is available in Plush, Cushion Firm, or Firm across all three collections, with the only exception being that the Premium collection is available in Ultra Firm as opposed to just Firm.
  • The Essential and Performance collections in the Conform line come in Firm, Cushion Firm, or Plush, while the Premium collection is available in Firm or Ultra Plush.
  • Finally, the Hybrid line sees the biggest variety of choice, with the Essential collection available in a Firm feel, the Performance line in Cushion Firm, Firm, or Plush, and the Premium line in Firm, Plush, or Ultra Plush.

In terms of support, the most attractive feature of the Posturepedic range is arguably the reinforced centre, mentioned above. However, Posturepedic receives mixed reviews when it comes to how supportive the mattresses actually are, with some customers stating that their mattress sagged prematurely. The overall consensus seems to be that the mattresses perform well for supportiveness initially, but they become weaker in the long-term.

The Serta Perfect Sleeper range also offers a number of different firmness options for each line. The Innerspring line ranges from Soft to Firm, with the softest option including a layer of Serta’s PillowSoft® Foam in its construction to contour to the body for enhanced cushioning.

The Memory Foam line mattresses range from Medium-Firm to Firm, with the firmest mattress consisting of two layers: a bottom layer of Serta Support Foam Core and a top layer of Premium Gel Memory Foam, while the Medium-Firm mattress includes an additional layer of Gel Infused Support Foam for a more cushioned surface.

The Perfect Sleeper Hybrid mattress is described as Medium-Soft with a plush but supportive feel, although several user reviews suggest that the mattress can feel very firm when you first lay on it until it softens and conforms to your body for a more comfortable feel.

As with Sealy Posturepedic, there are mixed reviews when it comes to how supportive the Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses are in the long-term, with many user reviews stating that their mattress began to sag and lose support in the middle.

Motion Transfer & Sinkage

Both the Sealy Posturepedic and the Serta Perfect Sleeper ranges receive mixed reviews when it comes to motion transfer and sinkage. While on one hand, both use a mix of innerspring coils and dense memory foam to provide a supportive surface that minimises motion transfer, the early sagging of both mattresses will reduce the effect these materials have in the long-term.

The three collections in each Sealy Posturepedic range gradually increase in layers as they increase in quality and price. The Performance and Premium collections, therefore, perform better at reducing motion transfer than the Essentials collection, due to the added coils and layers of foam.

If minimal motion transfer is a key priority for you, looking at the Memory Foam and Hybrid lines may be your best option, as these mattresses provide more of a ‘hug’ and less spring, with the mattress contouring to the shape of your body as you sleep. However, since many reviews suggest that the mattresses sag prematurely, you may still experience motion transfer as indentations form and create a less even surface.

The models in the Serta Perfect Sleeper range that use individually wrapped coils perform best for motion isolation when looking at user reviews, but the mattresses are fairly well-reviewed for reducing motion transfer across the board.

The individually wrapped coil systems and Cool Action Memory Foam both work to isolate motion, which should allow partners to sleep together without waking each other when moving around in the night.

Where the Sealy Posturepedic fails most is in its level of sinkage, as many customers report that their mattress began to develop body indentations not long after purchase. Likewise, while the Serta Perfect Sleeper range is generally well-reviewed for reducing motion transfer, the tendency to sag over time will affect the performance of the mattresses in this range.

Temperature Regulation

Both the Sealy Posturepedic and the Serta Perfect Sleeper ranges perform fairly well in terms of temperature regulation and the wide range of choice in both lines makes it easy to choose a mattress type suitable to your needs.

For example, someone who tends to overheat when sleeping may be more inclined to look at the innerspring or hybrid mattresses, as opposed to the memory foam mattresses, which tend to trap heat, while someone who sleeps cold may prefer this feature of memory foam.

The Sealy Posturepedic range includes a number of features designed to provide a cooler sleep surface. These include a Moisture Protect™ cover, designed to draw moisture away from your body as you sleep. Alternatively, the Premium collection in the Hybrid line includes cool-to-the-touch Sealy Chill™ Technology in both the cover and the sleep surface and an open cell memory foam layer underneath the cover to help air circulate through the mattress.

In comparison, the Serta Perfect Sleeper range may just top the Sealy Posturepedic when it comes to temperature regulation. Sleeping too hot or too cold is one of the issues Serta claims to eliminate in their Perfect Sleeper range, describing their mattresses as ‘designed to breathe’.

They do this by using Serta Cool Twist™ Gel Memory Foam in their Innerspring and Hybrid lines, which is a liquid-gel infused memory foam designed to enhance airflow and help to dissipate heat and moisture through the mattress.

In addition, the Serta Perfect Sleeper Memory Foam mattresses use gel-infused memory foam to reduce heat build-up. These layers then combine with a breathable, cool-to-the-touch knit cover, designed to create a cool sleep surface that regulates your temperature throughout the night.

Sleep Position and Body Type

When it comes to finding a mattress suitable for your preferred sleep position, both brands excel. With a wide selection of mattresses ranging from Soft to Firm, both the Sealy Posturepedic and Serta Perfect Sleeper have something that will suit front, back, side, or combination sleepers.

The Sealy Posturepedic range is designed specifically to provide reinforced support to the heaviest areas of your body in order to keep your spine neutrally aligned as you sleep. User reviews from both petite and plus-size sleepers suggest that the mattresses are effective in achieving this aim initially.

In addition, the three different lines provide multiple options to suit sleepers of different body types. Heavier people, for example, may prefer a firmer innerspring mattress, as opposed to a memory foam mattress that can cause you to sink – and the Sealy Posturepedic range has options to suit both.

Likewise, the Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses do not have any weight limits, so should be suitable for a range of body types. With a choice from innerspring, memory foam, and hybrid mattresses with varying degrees of firmness, this range performs well in user reviews for providing a comfortable surface for both petite and plus-size sleepers.

Sleep Trial And Warranty

Sealy offers a 10-year warranty for their mattresses, offering to repair or replace your mattress free of charge in the event of a defect in workmanship or the construction of the mattress. You can view the full warranty information regarding Sealy Posturepedic mattresses here.

The Posturepedic range does not mention any kind sleep trial period, so there is no option to test your mattress at home before committing to it.

The Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses are backed by the company’s 45-day Comfort Assurance Program. This program requests that you spend at least 30 nights sleeping on your new mattress to give you adequate time to adjust to it. If, after these 30 days, you want to return the mattress, you can do so up to this 45 day period. However, there is a 15 percent return and disposal fee and a $200 charge for shipping and handling.

The mattresses also come with a ‘law tag’ (a legally required label attached to the mattress) which lists a warranty code, with the maximum warranty being 20 years. You can get the full details of the warranty for your specific mattress in the Serta Warranty Brochure.

Final Verdict

At this point, you should have a much better idea of what each of these mattress ranges offers.

Overall, both the Sealy Posturepedic and the Serta Perfect Sleeper have some great features. The Posturepedic range promises a mattress that will support your pressure points and keep your spine neutrally aligned, while the Perfect Sleeper tackles common issues, such as overheating, motion transfer, and lack of support.

Both mattresses are priced to suit a range of budgets, with the Serta Perfect Sleeper range slightly more expensive than the Sealy Posturepedic. With many similar pros and cons to each range, we’d recommend considering what is a priority for you.

Serta offers a longer warranty than Sealy, which may be attractive considering the mixed reviews on the durability of both mattresses. However, the reinforced centre of the Sealy Posturepedic range may appeal particularly to lower-back pain sufferers or those who want guaranteed support for pressure points. Both mattresses have cooling features that are generally well reviewed, and while both are criticised for sagging, the Serta Perfect Sleeper range seems to be slightly more durable in the long-term than the Posturepedic range.

As these two brands both have a wide selection of choice to suit many different sleep preferences, it’s up to you to choose which one suits your needs best.

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