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As a leader in the Canadian marketplace, Sealy is known for making top-of-the-line mattresses. Though Sealy has many different styles available, today we will look at three of their most popular all-foam mattresses. With various features and benefits, there is sure to be a Sealy mattress that caters to what you are looking for in order to get a great night’s sleep. Each of the models below is targetted to a specific type of sleeper, making it easier to choose the option that works best for you.

Should You Buy a Sealy Mattress?

For Canadians looking for a reliable mattress, Sealy is an excellent choice, with many available models to choose from. Sealy has been making high-quality mattresses since 1950 and is constantly innovating and improving their products to deliver the most comfortable sleep to their customers.

In our Sealy mattress review today, we will look further at three of their top all-foam mattresses and help you decide the best option.

Mattress Type Firmness Best For
Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite Mattress
All Foam
Medium Firm (6.5/10)
Side sleepers and those that sleep warm
Sealy Optimum Holt Mattress
All Foam
Medium (5/10)
Stomach sleepers and those on a budget
Sealy Cocoon Mattress
All Foam
Medium Firm (6/10)
All sleeping positions and naturally cool sleepers

Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite Mattress

Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite Mattress

It's Great For:

Considerations:

The Sealy Posturepedic Aphrodite Mattress is an all-foam mattress that delivers support and comfort night after night. With a quilted and plush top unique to most foam mattresses, the Serta Posturepedic Aphrodite provides a cushioning feel while regulating temperature control and keeping you cool. This mattress features three foam layers that help support pressure points, reduce body temperature and keep the mattress structure firm and supportive.

The cooling properties in the foam layers as well as the Sealy Chill yarn that is built into the surface, make this an excellent choice for Canadians who sleep hot or keep their ambient room temperature warm. Co-sleepers and other restless sleepers will appreciate the support foams and AirFlex fibres that reduce motion transfer.

Sealy Optimum Holt Mattress

Sealy Optimum Holt Mattress

It's Great For:

Considerations:

As the softest mattress in our review today, the Sealy Optimum Holt Mattress is a great choice for those who don’t need extra features like additional pressure relief or increased temperature control. The Sealy Optimum Holt is excellent for Canadians wanting to stick to a lower budget without sacrificing quality.

The surface of the Sealy Optimum Holt is made of a breathable fabric infused with SilverClear technology, keeping your mattress clean and fresh and perfect for those with allergies. This mattress has two foam layers, one small cooling foam layer that moderately reduces body temperature and a thicker high-quality foam base that provides support and cushioning.

Canadians who sleep on their stomach will find this mattress comfortable and soft. Side and back sleepers, especially those with achy pressure points, may need a firmer mattress. The height of this mattress is smaller, at only 8” and should be considered when measuring for sheets or bed frames. Overall, this is a solid pick for a great budget mattress.

Sealy Cocoon Mattress

Sealy Cocoon Mattress

It's Great For:

Considerations:

The Sealy Cocoon Mattress is one of their newer bed in a box style and is an all-foam medium mattress. With three different memory foam layers working to provide comfort while still being supportive, those who prefer a slightly softer mattress will appreciate this model. The top cover is smooth and made of a breathable stretch knit poly blend that maximizes airflow.

This mattress has no specific temperature control features for those that sleep hot, so that could be a consideration for some. This mattress is excellent for all sleeping positions. Stomach sleepers will find the mattress soft enough to be comfortable, yet side and back sleepers will enjoy the support needed for pressure points.

Ratings Summary

Overall Score: 4/5

Motion Isolation
4/5
Pressure Relief
4/5
Temperature Control​
4/5
Edge Support​
3/5
Ease of Movement​
4/5

Mattress Construction​

While Sealy makes many styles of mattresses, today, we are looking at three all-foam mattresses that are similarly constructed. Sealy all-foam mattresses are made of thicker foam sections that are layered together to enhance certain features. Here, let’s take a look at the Sealy mattresses we are comparing today and how they are each constructed.

Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite Mattress

Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite Mattress Construction
  1. Sealy Chill Cover. The quilted cover of this mattress is made from Sealy Chill fabric, incorporating SilverIon technology that keeps the mattress free from odours developing. To help sleepers stay cool throughout the night, the cover has Sealy Chill 2.0 yarn woven into the surface fabric.
  2. OptiSense Gel Layer. This dense liquid foam gel supports achy joints and helps cool body temperature down throughout the night. 
  3. Support Foam Layer. Made of OptiCool foam infused with AirFlux fibres, this foam layer helps reduce motion transfer and continues to regulate body temperature. 
  4. Support Core. The bottom layer of this mattress is comprised of durable high-density SealySupport Core foam, ensuring that the mattress will not break down over time while providing extra pressure relief to those that need it. 

Sealy Optimum Holt Mattress

Sealy Optimum Holt Mattress Construction
  1. SilverClear Cover. Made of Sealy’s SilverClear technology, this quilted cover stays fresh and clean with SilverIon fibres, neutralizing odour before it starts. 
  2. OptiCool Layer. The top layer of this mattress is made of a 1” thick OptiCool foam, helping to moderately regulate temperatures while giving cushion to your body. 
  3. Support Core Layer. Made of high-density foam, this bottom layer of the mattress will help alleviate pressure and provide support while being plush enough that even stomach sleepers will be comfortable. 

Sealy Cocoon Mattress

Sealy Cocoon Mattress Construction
  1. Premium Fabric Cover. Made of breathable knit fabric, this smooth poly blend cover is super soft to the touch and a great foundation for your sheets.
  2. Perfect Fit Layer. Made of Sealy’s Perfect Fit Memory Foam, this layer will adapt to any sleeping position or body size, ensuring nighttime comfort while reducing motion transfer. 
  3. Personalized Layer. This memory foam layer is made to feel perfect at a medium firmness level. Both extraordinarily comfortable and supportive, this layer gives excellent pressure relief. 
  4. Support Layer. This supportive yet cozy memory foam layer is durable and long-lasting. Breakdown of the mattress and sinking and sagging won’t occur with this bottom Sealy Essential Memory foam layer. 

Firmness

Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite Mattress

6.5 on Firmness Scale

Coming in at a 6.5 on a firmness scale is the Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite Mattress. This mattress is considered medium-firm and is great for any Canadian needing additional pressure relief or support when sleeping.

The Sealy Posturepedic Optimum is best suited for those that sleep on their side or back or need extra joint support. Those who sleep on their stomachs might find the mattress too firm. Of the three mattresses in our review today, the Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphridute Mattress is the firmest and provides the most pressure relief and support.

Sealy Optimum Holt Mattress

5 on Firmness Scale

As the softest mattress in our review today, the Sealy Optimum Holt is medium firmness and ranks 5 on the firmness scale. With fewer layers of supportive foam, those needing extra pressure relief due to sleeping positions or achy joints might find this mattress lacking the support they need.

This mattress is terrific for those that sleep on their stomachs and crave a more plush sleeping surface. Canadians who sleep on their side or back, or those who need additional support, may not find this mattress as firm as they need.

Sealy Cocoon Mattress

6 on Firmness Scale

Right in the middle of our review, today is the Sealy Cocoon, a medium firm mattress with a 6 on the firmness scale. This mattress is great at pressure relief due to its slightly increased firmness but still is soft and supportive enough to feel cushioned and comfortable.

The Sealy Cocoon Mattress is excellent for all sleeping positions. Those who sleep on their stomachs will find it comfy enough for their liking, while side and back sleepers will have the support they need throughout the night.

Motion Isolation

Whether you co-sleep with a restless partner or have an active pet or child often in your bed, reducing motion transfer is essential when choosing which mattress to buy. Having supportive foam layers within a mattress is often the key to motion isolation, and the Sealy mattresses we are reviewing today vary in their effectiveness. 

The Sealy Optimum Holt Mattress delivers the least amount of motion isolation of the three Sealy mattresses in our review, as only one smaller layer of gel foam sits atop the base. The Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite and the Sealy Cocoon work well with motion isolation, as multiple layers of memory and support foams work together to prevent motion transfer.

Pressure Relief

Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite Mattress Pressure Relief

Canadians who wake up uncomfortable and achy after sleeping may realize they need a mattress that can relieve extra pressure. This is often due to sleeping positions like on your side or back, injury or older age. The Sealy mattresses we are comparing today provide some pressure relief measures, though some do better at it than others.

The Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite is the top choice for those needing great pressure relief. It has multiple layers of gel and support foam designed to cushion and support pressure points while sleeping and help you wake up without pain.

The Sealy Cocoon also provides support, with their bottom essential support foam that helps memory foam bounce back as you move throughout the night. The Sealy Optimum Holt Mattress is not recommended for those with pressure relief concerns, as no additional support measures are in place with this mattress.

Temperature Control

For Canadians that wake up hot and sweaty, finding a mattress that provides great temperature control is essential. Whether you sleep warm naturally or keep your ambient room temperature high, memory foam mattresses often retain heat throughout the night. Of our three Sealy mattresses in our review today we are comparing, two of them have great temperature control features in place.

Those who sleep naturally cool will be happy with the Sealy Cocoon Mattress, as it has no cooling fabric or foam layers to help regulate body temperature. The Sealy Optimum Holt has a breathable cover and a 1” thick layer of cooling gel on top of the supportive base, helping to regulate temperatures moderately well.

Canadians who sleep extremely hot should consider the Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite, as this model delivers great temperature control even for the warmest of sleepers. The fabric is infused with Sealy Chill yarn and an OptiCool memory foam layer that keeps body temperatures cool night after night.

Edge Support

Sealy Optimum Holt Mattress Edge Support

An often overlooked feature when shopping for mattresses has excellent edge support. Most memory foam mattresses do not have any additional edge support features in place, which can often lead to sagging and sinking around the perimeter over time.

Like most all-foam mattresses on the Canadian market, the Sealy mattresses we are reviewing today do not have any edge support measures in place. Those who sleep on the edge of the bed or repeatedly find themselves sitting there. Purchasing a larger size bed can be a way to combat sagging edges, though, as there is more space to sleep in the middle of the bed.

Ease of Movement

For Canadians who move around a lot of nights to stay comfortable or those with limited mobility, having ease of movement in a mattress is vital. The three Sealy mattresses in our review all provide excellent ease of movement.

The Sealy Posturepedic Aphrodite Mattress is a great pick for anyone who needs to easily get in and out of bed or turn throughout the night to be comfortable. Firm yet supportive, this mattress has excellent ease of movement. The Sealy Optimum Holt provides the least ease of movement, as it is plusher, and sleepers may have a more challenging time moving.

Pricing

All of the Sealy mattresses in our review today are considered a moderate cost compared to other mattresses in the Canadian market. The prices don’t vary too much from model to model, with some options being less expensive than others. Let’s look at the three Sealy mattresses we reviewed and how they compare in size, cost and dimensions.

Mattress Size Price Dimensions
Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite Mattress
Twin

Twin XL

Full

Queen

King
$699

$779

$799

$899

$1249
38" x 75" x 11"

38" x 80" x 11"

54" x 75" x 11"

60" x 80" x 11"

76" x 80" x 11"
Sealy Optimum Holt Mattress
Twin

Twin XL

Full

Queen

King
$499

$599

$679

$699

$949
38" x 75" x 8"

38" x 80" x 8"

54" x 75" x 8"

60" x 80" x 8"

76" x 80" x 8"
Sealy Cocoon Mattress
Twin

Twin XL

Full

Queen

King
$699

$749

$799

$899

$1199
38" x 75" x 8"

38" x 80" x 8"

54" x 75" x 8"

60" x 80" x 8"

76" x 80" x 8"

Shipping

Whether time is of the essence or you just want to ensure a Sealy mattress can reach you, knowing the shipping availability and speeds is often a consideration when choosing which mattress to buy.

Sealy mattresses purchased from Sleep Country ship free to most Canadian locations. Those living in Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, Newfoundland and Labrador will face a $120 shipping fee for delivery. All mattresses can take up to 7-10 business days to be delivered, though sometimes they arrive sooner. Sleep Country Canada cannot deliver to PO Boxes or arrange for delivery on the weekend.

For mattresses bought directly from Sealy, shipping is free to most Canadian locations and provided by FedEx. Those living in more remote areas should contact Sealy about possible additional charges for shipping. Delivery from Sealy takes approximately 5-7 business days.

Sleep Trial and Returns

When buying a mattress online, you want to ensure that it comes with an excellent sleep trial and return policy if you decide the mattress is not a good fit for you. The sleep trial and return policies will vary depending on where you purchase from.

Sleep Country in Canada includes a 100-night sleep trial. During the course of the first 100 nights, if you decide you are unhappy with the mattress, you can exchange the mattress for another one, and Sleep Country will deliver and remove the old mattress at no additional cost (though upgrading to a more expensive mattress will require you to pay the difference). Returns for mattresses bought from Sleep Country must be completed within 30 days of the point of sale.

If you purchase your mattress directly from Sealy, you can also expect a 100-night sleep trial to be included with the purchase. Here, you must also have owned the mattress for at least 30 nights to ensure you give your body time to adjust properly. If you are unhappy with it after 30 days, you can contact Sealy so they can come and pick up the mattress and issue a full refund.

Warranty

Most mattress purchases come with a warranty, and Sealy is no exception. Sealy mattresses come with a limited warranty that varies in length of time between 5 and 10 years, depending on the mattress. The Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite Mattress and the Sealy Optimum Holt Mattress both have a 5-year limited warranty, whereas the Sealy Cocoon has a 10-year limited warranty.

This warranty covers issues like body indents, physical flaws, or mattress handles pulling off. To claim a warranty, you must be the original owner of the mattress, have the sale receipt, and ensure that all tags are still attached.

Contact customer service on their website to file a warranty claim with Sealy. Sealy will repair or replace the mattress at their discretion; however, customers must ship it to them at their own cost, which is a consideration.

Final Thoughts

Sealy is a great company with an excellent reputation for high-quality mattresses with many features. Sealy does a great job with motion isolation, temperature control, and sleeping surfaces that almost all positions would find comfortable. For Canadians looking for a great all-around mattress on a moderate budget, you cannot go wrong with a Sealy.

Summary
Firmness
Posturpedic Optimum Aphrodite (6.5/10)

Optimum Holt (5/10)

Cocoon (6/10)
Sleep Trial
100 Nights
Warranty
5 to 10-Year Limited Warranty
Motion Isolation
4/5
Pressure Relief
4/5
Temperature Control
4/5
Edge Support
3/5
Ease of Movement
4/5

Frequently Asked Questions

The Sealy mattresses available in Canada are manufactured in Canada and the United States. A Sealy mattress purchased in Canada always ships from a Canadian warehouse. You won’t have to wait for international shipping if you purchase a Sealy mattress in Canada.

Sealy mattresses should always be placed on a supportive frame. They can be used with traditional bed frames and box springs, platform frames or adjustable frames. Never put your mattress directly on the floor.

Sealy mattresses are not meant to be flipped, as the supportive layers within the mattress would be upside down. You can, however, rotate the mattress if you are concerned about body impressions being created in the foam. Mattress rotations should occur every 3 to 6 months for best results.

There are multiple retailers available for Sealy mattresses in Canada. In addition to most physical mattress retailers, you can purchase Sealy mattresses directly from Sealy online or from Sleep Country in Canada. Either option will get you a host of benefits.

When you purchase your mattress from Sleep Country in Canada, you’ll get a 100-night sleep trial. If you don’t like the mattress, you can exchange it for another one of the options Sleep Country offers. Purchasing from Sealy directly gives you 100 nights to try the mattress and the guarantee of a full refund if it isn’t for you.

Sealy offers a mattress warranty for all mattresses in our review, but the warranty period varies. The Seal Cocoon mattress has a 10-year warranty, while the other options here have a 5-year warranty. Regardless of which option you choose, you’ll have a respectible warranty.