Sealy Cocoon Mattress Review (2024)

Grace Struth

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Cocoon by Sealy

Made in United States
Queen $899
Our Rating
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Informed by third-party engineer testing commissioned by GoodMorning.com.
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5.4 /10

A Mattress In a Box by Sealy

Cocoon Essential is a memory foam mattress from Sealy. The Essential model is the lowest-priced entry in the Cocoon line, which is Sealy’s bed-in-a-box collection. This mattress is available in medium firmness only. Cocoon Essential by Sealy is available online at $899 for a queen size.

Though the mattress has excellent edge support, Cocoon Essential lacks cooling features and a machine-washable cover. Its 100-night sleep trial and 10-year warranty are only industry standard. In comparison, similar foam mattresses like Douglas provide more features, a longer sleep trial, and a longer warranty for a lower price.

Choose Douglas Original and get an award-winning mattress packed with special features.

Read Douglas Original Review

 

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Cocoon Mattress Sizes & Prices

SizePriceDimensionsWeight

Twin

$699

74.5″ x 38″ x 8″

32 lb

Twin XL

$749

79.5″ x 38″ x 8″

35 lb

Full / Double

$799

74.5″ x 53″ x 8″

45 lb

Queen

$899

79.5″ x 60″ x 8″

53 lb

King

$1,199

79.5″ x 76″ x 8″

66 lb

Looking for a foam mattress with more features at a lower price point? Check out Douglas.

Read Douglas Original Review

 


Photo of Sealy Cocoon mattress box in a bedroom

 

Delivery, Sleep Trial & Returns

Sealy uses FedEx to ship Cocoon Essential for free throughout Canada. Typically, the mattress will arrive at your doorstep in 5–7 business days.

Cocoon comes with a 100-night sleep trial. During that time, you can decide whether to keep the mattress or return it. Sealy asks that you wait 30 days before making a final decision and requesting a return.

The company will arrange for mattress pickup and donation to a local charity. However, the shipping cost will be deducted from your return. Sealy also requires your mattress to be in good condition and free of any stains or damage.

Sealy offers a 10-year warranty, which is standard for the mattress industry. The warranty covers issues caused by manufacturing defects, as well as tears in the mattress cover.

Sealy’s sleep trial, return policies, and warranty might be industry standard, but they don’t compare with competing mattresses like Douglas Original. Douglas offers a 365-night sleep trial, which gives you much more time to determine whether this mattress is right for you. The mattress also comes with a 20-year warranty—twice the length of Sealy’s warranty.

 

Courier

FedEx

Shipping Cost

Free

Shipping Time

5–7 business days

Sleep Trial Nights

100

Warranty Years

10

Return Ease

Full refund minus any shipping costs

Shop Douglas for a longer sleep trial and warranty.

Read Douglas Original Review


side view of Sealy Cocoon mattress

 

Cocoon Mattress Construction

HeightLayersCertiPUR-US® CertifiedMachine Washable Cover

8″

3

Yes

No

Cocoon Essential stands 8″ tall when unrolled and fully expanded. The mattress interior has 3 foam layers.

  • Layer 1: The top (comfort) layer is 1.5″ of memory foam. This layer conforms the most to your body’s shape as you lie down, providing pressure-point relief. However, memory foam is known for heat trapping, and Cocoon doesn’t offer any cooling features to keep nighttime temperatures balanced.
  • Layer 2: The middle (transition) layer is 1.5″ of comfort foam. This layer helps cushion and support your body. It also prevents you from feeling too much of the support layer’s density.
  • Layer 3: The 5″ bottom (support) layer acts as the mattress’s foundation. Its higher density stops you from sinking too deep into the mattress.

All foam is CertiPUR-US® certified. At time of writing, Sealy doesn’t publicly disclose the density of foam used in Cocoon Essential. The mattress cover also isn’t machine washable. This means you’ll need to clean any sweat stains by hand—and these stains are likely, given the heat-trapping properties of memory foam.

Try Douglas Original with its cooling features and machine-washable mattress cover.

Read Douglas Original Review


Mattress Performance Results

photo of a water bottle lying on the edge of a Cocoon by Sealy mattress to demonstrate edge support

8.9 /10

Edge Support

Cocoon Essential scored 8.9/10 for edge support in third-party engineer testing (commissioned by us). This is excellent compared to other mattresses, and means you can sit comfortably on the edge of the bed.


6.0 /10

Motion Isolation

Cocoon Essential scored above average for motion isolation at 6.0/10. You and your partner probably won’t notice each other’s movements as you sleep.

While this isn’t a bad score, competing mattress Douglas Original scored considerably better for motion isolation with 8.3/10. If you’re a restless sleeper, that extra motion isolation is a must.


5.8 /10

Bounce

Cocoon Essential scored 5.8/10 for bounce. This is above average, especially for an all-foam mattress. You should be able to change positions without any trouble.

However, the extra bounce might cause you to notice your partner’s movements. You might find you’re better off with a mattress that offers less bounce, like Douglas Original with its bounce score of 3.1/10.


Company Background

LaunchedCompany HQOwnershipBBB RatingTrustpilot Rating

1881

North Carolina, USA

Public (NYSE: TPX)

“B-” (unaccredited)

“Poor”

Founded in the 1880s, Sealy crafted customized mattresses in a Texas town, adopting the town’s name as its own. Sealy was an industry frontrunner by the 1920s. The well-known Posturepedic mattress line was added to the company in the early 1950s.

In 2012, Sealy merged with Tempur-Pedic, one of its biggest competitors, to become Tempur Sealy International, Inc. The corporation also owns the Stearns & Foster mattress brand.

Sealy holds a “B-” (unaccredited) rating on the Better Business Bureau, but a user score rating of only 1/5. On Trustpilot, Sealy has a “Poor” rating with a score of 2.6/5. Tempur-Sealy International scores slightly better with an “Average” on Trustpilot. However, customers have reported issues receiving orders, using their products, and resolving warranty claims.

Choose Douglas with its “A+” BBB rating and “Excellent” Trustpilot rating.

Read Douglas Original Review

Should You Buy Cocoon by Sealy?

While Cocoon Essential by Sealy is reasonably good, it lacks cooling features and a machine-washable cover. Its 100-night sleep trial and 10-year warranty are industry standard and don’t offer extra value. For more features at a lower price, we recommend Douglas Original.

Douglas Original comes with a machine-washable cover and cooling gel foam layer. You’ll also get a 365-night sleep trial and 20-year warranty. Douglas Original is available at just $799 for a queen size, compared to $899 for Cocoon Essential.

Douglas also comes with a free bedding bundle that includes a mattress protector, sheets, pillow(s), and pillow protector(s).

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cocoon by Sealy a good mattress?

Cocoon Essential by Sealy is a decent mattress with notably good edge support. However, its lack of cooling features and a machine-washable cover are hard to overlook. Cocoon also comes with only a 100-night sleep trial and 10-year warranty. For more value, consider Douglas Original with its cooling features, machine-washable mattress cover, 365-night sleep trial, and 20-year warranty.

Is the Cocoon mattress cover machine washable?

No, Cocoon Essential’s mattress cover is not machine washable. The manufacturer recommends spot-cleaning the cover only.

Where is the Cocoon mattress made?

Sealy manufactures Cocoon mattresses in the United States.

How much is a Cocoon mattress?

When you order the mattress directly from the manufacturer’s website, the Cocoon Essential mattress costs $699–$1,199, depending on the size you choose. A queen size costs $899.

Who sells Sealy Cocoon mattresses?

Sealy offers Cocoon Essential and other Cocoon mattresses through the Cocoon website. Some authorized retailers, like Costco and Walmart, also sell Sealy Cocoon mattresses (as of the time this review was written).

READ MORE: Should you buy your next mattress at Costco?

How do I return a Cocoon by Sealy mattress?

Sealy offers a no-questions-asked refund if you’re unsatisfied with your mattress. However, the company does ask that you try the mattress for a minimum of 30 nights before making a final decision. If you still want to return the mattress, you can contact customer service to arrange your return. You’ll receive a refund minus shipping costs.

What Cocoon mattress alternatives should I consider?

If you want more value for your dollar, we recommend Douglas Original. It comes with superior motion isolation, a cooling gel comfort layer, and a machine-washable mattress cover. You also have a 365-night sleep trial to try the mattress at home, and a 20-year warranty to protect your purchase for longer.

 

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2021 Product of the Year™

Voted the top choice overall in the Mattress-in-a-Box category through a survey of 4,000 Canadians by Kantar.

The award-winning and Canadian-made Douglas mattresses offer unbeatable value and include: FREE bedding bundle, a 365-night sleep trial, and cooling gel foams for optimal comfort.

CANADA DAY SALE!
FREE Comfort Sleep Bundle, plus SAVE 50% on Down Alternative Duvets with mattress purchase!
Sale ends June 21st. See website for details >
Queen $799
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