Mattress Brand Comparison: Sealy Vs. Serta

sealyposturestacddk1Sealy and Serta are two very popular brands. And for a good reason, too. They both are known for making high-quality mattresses. Both are fairly old, Sealy dating back more than a hundred and thirty years and Serta more than eighty. And both have their own unique technologies. Even if it’s possible to decide which of the brands is better, each one has its own advantages. So let’s do this Sealy vs. Serta standoff.

By the way, if you would like to familiarize yourself with what I believe to be the best mattress brands, you can do so by following this link.

But anyway, let’s do the comparison.

Serta Sealy
Unique technologies Pillo-Fill, FireBlocker Fiber®, Serta® PillowSoft Foam™ OptiCool®, OptiSense®, OptiCore™, SolidEdge™, ActiveFlex™
Approved by National Sleep Foundation Yes No
Mostly Produces Hybrid Memory Foam/Innerspring Latex, Memory Foam, Innerspring
Price High High
Edge support system Yes Yes
Warranty 20 years 10 years
Extras Titanium alloy for coils


What does Serta have to offer? Serta mattresses come with several unique technologies. Those include Pillo-Fill, FireBlocker Fiber, and Serta PillowSoft Foam. If you would like to learn more, you’re welcome to read my review on Serta mattresses. Alternatively, you could go directly to their own site. But to give a short summary, Pillo-Fill is a breathable Serta fiber capable of regulating temperature (keeping the mattress cooler in summer but warmer in winter) and used as filling. FireBlocker Fiber is fire-resistant and does not require flame retardants. Used as the fire barrier, it makes Serta mattresses safer without making them harmful to your health. The Serta® PillowSoft Foam is merely a very soft foam.

You might want to follow this link if you’re interested in learning about other technologies Serta implements to construct their mattresses.

sealyImpactLogoSealy, however, does not come without some peculiar features regarding their own design. They employ OptiCool®, OptiSense®, and OptiCore™ technologies, as well as some others. Unlike Serta, however, there are created by affiliated companies and not Sealy themselves. Not that it is important for us. What is important is what those technologies are about and how do they improve your sleeping experience, provided they do that at all.


The OptiCool and OptiSense are both brands of gel-infused memory foam. The OptiCool foam, however, is primarily used for the coolant effect, whereas the OptiSense foam is used for enhanced support. These two brands of foam are often used together in Sealy mattresses, thus exploiting their best features without the weaknesses.OptiSense_logo rgb The OptiCore foam should be obvious. It is usually used for the core layer, providing support for the bed as a whole.

But those are not the only technologies Sealy uses. Among others, the often utilize SolidEdge™ and ActiveFlex™ technologies. SolidEdge™ prevent edges from collapsing under pressure and the ActiveFlex™ is a foam designed specifically to absorb shocks.


What else can be said about both of the brands? Well, you might be interested to know that Serta® is approved by the NSF (National Sleep Foundation). Sealy does not advertise their own cooperation with the NSF in the manner Serta does, but they did cooperate with the Foundation in the past.

As far as the product output goes, Serta primarily produces hybrid mattresses, typically memory foam and innerspring. Sealy, however, mostly produces mainstream mattresses: memory foam, latex, and innerspring mattresses. Both companies make their mattresses rather expensive. I could, perhaps, say that one of them is more expensive, but that would really depend on a specific individual mattress’s price. Some of their mattresses’ prices are simply outrageous, but some mattresses are more than affordable.


What’s really interesting is that both of the brands seem to share the belief in reinforced edges for innerspring mattresses, hybrid or otherwise. Both brands’ mattresses come with extra edge support. Come to think of it, that’s rather reasonable when pocketed coils are employed. Most of the time, mattresses with coils, wrapped individually, don’t offer any extra support at the edges. Because of that, the excessive pressure created by the sitting person makes the coils go all the way down. The same can be said about the pressure created by the sleeper when they move closer to the edges of the mattress.

However, that no problem with the mattresses produced by these two brands.

They both offer a long-term warranty, which is twice as long in case of Serta. While that makes it seem better, let’s not forget about Sealy. After all, they do make their innerspring mattresses’ coils of titanium alloy. While the warranty might not be quite as long as that of Serta, titanium alloys are well-known for their durability in the whole wide world. On top of that, long-term warranties are less likely to be required if only because accidents happen, and the longer your mattress is around, the more probable an accident that would render the warranty null and void is.

shopping-senseIs this enough to make an educated decision? I know not. Perhaps, it is for you. Perhaps, you would like to know more. After all, don’t we all have our own needs and requirements?

But if you do want to learn more, you can do so right now. If you would like to find out more about Serta mattresses, please follow this link. If Sealy mattresses are more of an interest to you at the moment, you can click this link.

I’m sure you, armed with this knowledge, would make the right choice. A mattress is a very important purchase, and it’s better not to make any mistakes when buying it.

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