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Does anyone own, or has anyone ever slept on a Sealy Posturpedic Mattress?

Asked by SarahBeth (110 points ) May 12th, 2009

So after sleeping on an air mattress for several months (for reasons not worth explaining) I finally (and happilly) invested in a Sealy Posturpedic mattress. I’ve noticed that when i sleep on my back I feel great in the morning, but when i sleep on my stomach or side my back hurts like crazy when i wake up. This really sucks since i am naturally a stomach sleeper.

Do you have to sleep on your back to reap the benefits of a Sealy Posturpedic??

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Knotmyday's avatar

I have one- but I always sleep on my back anyway. I miss it when I’m traveling.

hearkat's avatar

I have a Simmons ComforPedic, and it doesn’t hurt to sleep on my side or stomach (which is mostly how I sleep). I guess the PosturPedic is more firm… maybe you’d like a memory foam mattress topper?

SarahBeth's avatar

@hearkat hmmmm maybe you’re right.. thanks

hearkat's avatar

You’re welcome! I’ve always been a side or stomach sleeper, and had a tough time finding a comfy mattress. I like it firm, but with a little bit of cushioning on top. The mattress I got is like that; but since you’ve already got a different mattress, I think the topper would be your best bet.

FGS's avatar

I have a Simmons Diamond Plush….I LOVE my bed!!

lillycoyote's avatar

I have Sealy Posturpedic with a pillow top, and it’s not the firmest of the Sealys, I don’t know exactly what model it is. I’ve only had it for about 6 weeks. Compared to what I was sleeping on, a mattress that was about 25 years old, it’s heaven. I’m a side/stomach sleeper with back problems. The mattress has not made my back problems worse, but it hasn’t really made them any better either.

SarahBeth's avatar

@lillycoyote well part of the reason i ask is because i wonder if it’s the mattress itself or if its the fact that I starting waitressing again a few months ago and im running my ass off at work- and maybe im just sore from all the bending/reaching/lifting at a busy resaurant all day. Thanks- helps to hear from a fellow stomach/side sleeper who’s sleepin on a similar mattress

lillycoyote's avatar

@SarahBeth Someone mentioned maybe getting a memory foam topper and I’m considering that myself. I think one of the issues for stomach/side sleepers is getting support for/in the “curves” A back sleeper has a straighter surface that the bed has to support, whereas side/stomach sleepers have a more curved surface that needs support from the mattress.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

I slept on a Sealy Posturpedic for years when I visited my grandmother. My parents now have one in their house, and I still sleep on it occasionally.

I’ve always slept on my side, too, and I thought the mattress felt great when I was young, but now that I’m a little older and getting a little stiff it’s too firm for me. I feel like an old woman when I wake up in the morning. My lower back and whichever shoulder I wake up on are tender and achy.

That being said, I have slept on some truly horrible mattresses in my tour of college life, and there’s nothing that can’t be solved by a 1 and 1/2 inch memory foam mattress topper (which I don’t consider the Sealy horrible at all, I’m just saying some of these beds were) and just the right pillow. (Just be prepared to buy expensive sheets to accommodate the extra depth).

Yetanotheruser's avatar

I used to work at a retail furniture store, and at once a year all sales personnel had to go to “Mattress University”. Each mattress manufacturer would send a rep and product, and they would cram our heads with all kinds of useful information.

As far as which mattress to buy, they all have individual features, and a knowledgable sales person should be able to tell you which is best for your situation. Go to a store that has several brands available (the store I was at carried Sealy Posturepedic, Simmons Beautyrest and Spring Air Back supporter (my personal preference).

However, I think my next mattress will be one of those sleep number beds.

lillycoyote's avatar

@Yetanotheruser I would think twice about the sleep number bed. Read the online reviews, I wish I had. When I first went to replace my old mattress I got a sleep number and, for me at least, it was a very expensive mistake. I was not at all happy with it. It’s not much more than a glorified air mattress, in my opinion. I was able to return it and get my money back but I was not refunded my delivery charge and it cost me to ship it back. So even though I was refunded the full purchase price, I was still out about $400 dollars in delivery and shipping charges. Make sure you really know what your getting into before you buy. That’s all I can say.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

@Yetanotheruser: psst, she already bought the mattress. read the details.

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