Frequently asked questions

How can I tell if I need a new mattress?

As a general rule, if you wake up with aches and pains which disappear over the course of the day, and you are not sleeping as well as you did a year ago or the mattress shows signs of wear, it is probably time to change your bed, usually every eight to ten years.

How much should I spend on a new bed?

Prices range greatly but a good night's sleep is one of the best investments you can make, so buy the best bed that you can afford. Keep in mind that most of us spend as much as one-third of our lives in bed. Your investment will cost just pennies per night over the next ten years; in fact a £1000 Sealy Posturepedic bed costs only around 27 pence per night! 

Should I replace my base when purchasing a new mattress?

Yes! A good base is as important as a good mattress! It acts much like a large shock absorber, taking a lot of the nightly wear and tear, and it contributes to your comfort and support. Don't put a new mattress on an inappropriate base. When you select the mattress, purchase its matching base. The two are designed to work best together.

How long should my bed last?

It varies according to the type of bed and the amount of usage but, as a general rule, usually every eight to ten years. Sealy give you peace of mind with our 10 year warranty against manufacturing faults on our Posturepedic divan sets.

How do I shop for a bed?

Focus on finding a bed that satisfies your comfort preference first, then your quality preference. To do so, always shop wearing comfortable clothes and shoes that can easily be removed for lying down. Take your time and don't be shy. You can't judge support and comfort by sitting on an edge or lying down for just a few seconds. Lie on the bed the way that you sleep, and if you sleep with a partner, try shopping with them so you can decide together. Shop at a store that you know and trust, and that offers services you desire. Read as much information about the bed as is available. Remember, buy the best bed that you can afford. You can always find "bargain beds," but it's no bargain if you can't get a good night's sleep!

Can I compare my old bed to beds available today?

It would depend upon how old your old bed is as the design and manufacturing of beds and mattresses has changed dramatically, even over the last few years! Technology has improved, new materials have been developed, and comfort choices have been expanded to give consumers a greater selection!

How do I compare today's beds?

The best way to really know what you're buying is to try them out. Determine the comfort you prefer, then compare your comfort preference in three qualities—top-of-the-line, mid-range and lower range, and understand the differences. This comparison helps you make an informed decision. If you like the comfort and price, the store services, and possible financing options, you can make your purchase at the first store!

What type of bed should I buy for my child?

Your child should sleep on a Sealy Posturepedic because it offers correct back support. Children's bodies aren't just always moving, they're always changing, and through all of those changes, their growing backs need support. Don't skimp when buying a new bed for your child. With a Sealy Posturepedic, your children will get the comfort they want with the support their developing bodies need.

Does a mattress need to be firm in order to be good for me?

No! Sealy Posturepedic offer correct support regardless of comfort level or price. Whether your Sealy Posturepedic is firm or soft, it will provide you with the same correct back support you need.