Sealy Mattress Review (2024)

Grace Struth

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Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite

Made in Canada
Queen $1,499
Our Rating
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Informed by third-party engineer testing commissioned by GoodMorning.com.
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3.5 /10

Foam Mattress with Hidden Warranty, Low Motion Isolation

Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite is an all-foam mattress that provides a blend of support and comfort throughout your sleep. It has a plush quilted top and three foam layers meant to relieve pressure on your joints and keep you relatively cool.

This model from Sealy’s Posturepedic line was discontinued in 2024. While it was available, Optimum Aphrodite sold for $1,099–$1,999, depending on the mattress size. It could be purchased through third-party retailers like Walmart (sold and shipped through Sleep Country).

Optimum Aphrodite is medium-firm, but it has poor edge support and the worst motion isolation of any mattress we have ever tested. In addition, Sealy doesn’t clearly state how long Aphrodite’s warranty is. To find out, you need to locate a code on the mattress tag and compare it to Sealy’s warranty document.

Looking for a Canadian award-winning mattress? You should meet Octave.

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Sealy Posturepedic Mattress Sizes & Prices

SizePriceDimensionsWeight

Twin

$1,099

73.5″ x 37.5″ x 11.25″

Unavailable

Twin XL

$1,199

79.5″ x 37.5″ x 11.25″

Unavailable

Full / Double

$1,429

73.5″ x 52.5″ x 11.25″

Unavailable

Queen

$1,499

79.5″ x 59.5″ x 11.25″

Unavailable

King

$1,999

79.5″ x 76″ x 11.25″

Unavailable

RV (Short Queen)

$1,189

59.5″ x 75″ x 11.25″

Unavailable

Looking for a quality foam mattress at a lower price point? Check out Octave.

Read Octave Vista Review

 


Delivery, Sleep Trial & Returns

Your Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite should arrive within 3–10 days, depending on Sleep Country’s inventory and delivery schedule.

It’s important to note that Walmart sells Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite as a marketplace item. The product is sold and shipped by Sleep Country Canada, so Walmart’s return and warranty policies don’t apply.

You can test the mattress at home using Sleep Country’s 100-night sleep trial. If you decide to return your mattress, Sleep Country requires you to bring the mattress back to the store yourself. You can only return the mattress for store credit—no refunds—and you’ll need to pay a $65 exchange fee.

The Sealy warranty covers manufacturing defects only. It doesn’t cover damage to the mattress or indentations shallower than 1.5″. The warranty length varies according to the schedule number on the warranty tag—usually between 1 year and 10 years.

The Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite mattress we purchased has a “P3” warranty code. This means the mattress has a 10-year limited warranty with 10-year, no-charge repair or replacement. It’s important to note that this information isn’t publicly available. We had to check the law tag on the mattress we ordered, then compare it with Sealy’s warranty document, which is hard to find on their website.

Sleep Country also offers a 10-year warranty on most mattresses. However, Sleep Country has received customer complaints on Better Business Bureau and Trustpilot about product quality and warranty claims, which are issues that go hand in hand.

In comparison, some mattress brands like Octave offer a 15-year warranty. Octave is also rated “A+” on BBB, is rated “Excellent” on Trustpilot, and maintains a rating of 4.7/5 stars across more than 6,000 on-site customer reviews.

 

Courier

Sleep Country Canada

Shipping Cost

Free shipping on orders over $75

Shipping Time

3–10 days

Sleep Trial Nights

100

Warranty Years

10

Return Ease

Exchange only with $65 fee; no pickup


Octave offers a 365-night sleep trial with free return shipping and a full refund.

Read Octave Vista Review


Close-up photo of the inside of the Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite Mattress on a bedframe in a bedroom taken from a side angle.

 

Sealy Posturepedic Mattress Construction

HeightLayersCertiPUR-US® CertifiedMachine Washable Cover

11.25″

3

Yes

No

Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite is 11.25″ tall and has 3 foam layers. These layers are meant to relieve joint pressure and moderate body temperature.

  • Layer 1: The top layer is about 3″ of gel memory foam. This foam comfort layer contours around your body, which may create added heat while you sleep.
  • Layer 2: Aphrodite’s transition layer is about 6″ of polyurethane foam. It supports your body and should keep you from sinking too deeply into the mattress.
  • Layer 3: The bottom layer is roughly 1″ of support foam. This is thin for a support layer, meaning the mattress’s structure may not hold up over time.

The tight-top cover accounts for the final 1″ of mattress height. It contains silver ion-infused performance fibres, which Sealy claims will neutralize odours. Unfortunately, this mattress cover isn’t removable or machine washable.

Octave Vista comes with a cooling, machine-washable cover.

Read Octave Vista Review


Mattress Performance Results

photo of water jug lying on the edge of the Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite mattress to demonstrate edge support

3.9 /10

Edge Support

Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite scored 3.9/10 for edge support. This means you may have trouble sitting on the edge of the mattress. In comparison, competitor foam mattress Octave Vista scored 7.5/10 for edge support.


2.4 /10

Motion Isolation

Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite earned the lowest score we have ever awarded for motion isolation at just 2.4/10. This is unusually low for a foam mattress, since foam normally cuts down on motion transfer.

If you sleep beside a partner, kids, or pets, Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite won’t provide the motion isolation you need for a good night’s sleep. Try Octave Vista instead. It scored 7.3/10 for motion isolation—over three times as high as Aphrodite.


4.6 /10

Bounce

Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite scored 4.6/10 for bounce, which is fairly responsive for a foam mattress. You should be able to shift positions without any trouble.


Looking for a mattress with superior edge support and motion isolation? Take a look at Octave Vista.

Read Octave Vista Review


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.

Should You Buy Sealy Posturepedic?

Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite has poor edge support and the lowest motion isolation we have ever seen. It also comes with a limited sleep trial and shorter warranty than other mattress companies offer. If you’re shopping for a foam mattress, we find more value in brands like Octave.

Octave Vista is a Canadian mattress with superior motion isolation, edge support, and cooling features, as well as a machine-washable cover. It comes with a 365-night risk-free sleep trial, a 15-year warranty, and a free bedding bundle—all for just $899 for a queen size.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Sealy warranty cover on this mattress?

The Sealy warranty covers manufacturing defects only. It doesn’t cover damage to the mattress or indentations shallower than 1.5″. The warranty length varies according to the schedule number on the warranty tag—usually between 1 year and 10 years. The Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite mattress we purchased has a “P3” warranty code, meaning it has a 10-year limited warranty with 10-year, no-charge repair or replacement.

Sleep Country also offers a 10-year warranty. You can extend this coverage for an added fee.

Where are Sealy mattresses made?

Sealy’s mattresses and bedding are assembled in the United States, but their bases are manufactured in China.

What support should I use with Sealy Posturepedic Optimum Aphrodite?

Sealy recommends using a Sealy flat base, adjustable base, or flat foundation with a Posturepedic mattress. You can use a slatted base if each slat is at least 3″ wide. Sealy doesn’t recommend using a boxspring or futon base.

What Sealy Posturepedic mattress alternatives should I consider?

Octave Vista is a memory foam mattress crafted with advanced cooling and breathability features. It’s available at a compelling price of $899 for a queen size, compared to $1,499 for Aphrodite. Octave also comes with a 365-night sleep trial, 15-year warranty, and free bedding bundle.

 

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9.7 /10

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Queen $899
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