Why Sealy Fact #1

A lifetime of sleep

There is nothing more comforting than a cozy bed with lots of pillows. It is said that the average person sleeps eight hours per night , which is one-third of their lifetime. If someone lives until they are 75, that is 25 years in their bed! Why would anyone want anything less than a cozy, custom bed with the most support they can find? We feel it’s essential to ensure that each person has the opportunity for the most restful sleep possible in order to cope with stress during the other two-thirds of their lifetime.

We take that so seriously that on an average day, Sealy Australia makes over 950 beds. Given that each mattress is individually crafted, that number is astronomical. If you do the math, that’s almost 350,000 beds per year. That is a lot of restful sleeps! Our production teams are so dedicated, we don’t believe a bed is just a bed. A bed is your oasis. When you’re spending up to one-third of your lifetime in it, we certainly want to ensure peace and comfort. A true investment in a bed from Sealy is actually an investment worth it’s weight in pillows.

Why Sealy Fact #2

A mattress to cure the common back pain

A mattress to cure the common problem of back pain? If you seek orthopaedic relief, you may have sought out many solutions. Although some doctors may prescribe exercise and pain medications for a bad back, some forms of back soreness, and pain can be treated with a change in mattress. There are so many mattresses on the market that offer varying features and technologies, how is it possible to find the right one for you? A new mattress is no small investment. Make sure you spend time on research in order to select a mattress with the right level of support and comfort. The proper structure in a mattress is essential to better sleep, offering better spine alignment and support throughout the night while allowing muscles to relax along specific areas of the body.

As one of the few companies in the industry that designs their mattresses with back support in mind, Sealy strives to provide the solution to back pain caused by an unsuitable mattress. Following design criteria developed by the Orthopaedic Advisory Board, Sealy meticulously designs their Posturepedic range. A wise choice, Sealy Posturepedic mattresses offer supportive, technologically advanced mattresses that have been built on years of research. Aiming for a solid structure via inner-spring systems, they also offer body forming comfort with memory foam in some of their hybrid selections. When selecting a new mattress to alleviate your back pain, a company who genuinely cares can make all the difference.

Why Sealy Fact #3

A new support system every new year!

With the rapidly progressing world of science, researchers keep coming up with newer sleep solutions. Mattress technology sees the same growth and astonishing new products are introduced to the market. Following suit, Sealy has delved into the world of mattress technology to create better support systems for your bed. Our main focus is always the internal technology of a mattress; striving to produce the most relaxing combinations of different layers, experimenting with various kinds of foam, fabric, gel and springs.

Every year since 2011, Sealy has released a new support system for mattresses. If you’re plagued with constant body pains, backaches or neck cramps due to bad sleeping, Sealy is bound to have a mattress to suit your type of back support needs. The mattress layers are arranged in such ways that they target specific areas of your body, allowing for appropriate pressure to relax your muscles and help you to sleep. That’s why there’s nothing better than waking up on a Sealy mattress!

Why Sealy Fact #4

All Sealy beds are hand made to order

Sealy’s reputation as Australia’s favourite mattress is founded on quality and local support. Not only are beds built to rigorous standards, they are handcrafted locally which sets Sealy apart from its competitors. While many other bedding brands are mass produced and imported, Sealy’s manufacturing facilities in Australia produce its own bed and mattress components, sourcing the raw materials locally even producing its own innersprings and fibre fills found inside the mattresses.

With over 750 employees around the country and supporting local retailers with high quality, custom bed and mattress products, Sealy is proud be Australian made and owned. Sealy beds and mattresses set the standard in quality bedding and has been for over 65 years. This is supported by the fact that Sealy continues to be Australia’s number one selling premium bedding brand.

Customers looking for a bed to suit their needs can choose a mattress from a range of comfort options, from soft pillowtops to those with a firm, more supportive feel. As testament to Sealy’s commitment to quality and support, Sealy beds are backed with a 10 year guarantee. It’s no wonder Australian’s look for a Sealy first when buying a new mattress.

Why Sealy Fact #5

Australia’s Favourite Mattress Brand

What goes into a Sealy Posturepedic that makes it Australia’s favourite mattress brand? There’s not one single factor but a combination of many things that make the best mattress products available to all Australians.

Sealy’s bedding heritage spans over 50 years when “Posturepedic” was first trademarked, changing the way we slept by redefining mattress design and support. Each Sealy Posturepedic in Australia is locally made, in one of five manufacturing facilities by tradespeople who build Sealy’s beds and mattress from locally sourced products. Local manufacturing also helps to minimise the carbon footprint of each bed combined with using recyclable materials and plantation timber to support environmental sustainability.

Being NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia) accredited also means each component has been rigorously tested and is of the highest standard. This means the quality of Sealy’s range of bed and mattresses is never compromised, peace of mind for discerning customers. To provide the best quality sleep available, Sealy partnered with the Orthopaedic Advisory Board (OAB) to advise on the development and innovation of its products ensuring optimum back support and assisting in proper orthopaedic health during sleep.

All this combined and backed with a 10 year guarantee, Sealy is and will continue to be, Australia’s favourite mattress brand.

Why Sealy Fact #6

Building more than just beds

Though Sealy originated in the U.S., Sealy Australia is wholly owned and operated in our beautiful country. Intertwined into Sealy’s philosophy, is heart – a love of Australia. Sealy takes pride in our nation and the vast richness our country provides, sourcing all raw materials from Australian manufacturers. Sealy doesn’t just make beds, they build relationships. Sealy strengthens these partnerships to give Australians not only a better night’s sleep, but peace in knowing that they have played a part.

Bed materials used are not only of the finest quality, but they allow us to stimulate our country’s economy. Sealy Australia makes their very own innerspring components, fibre fills, and foundations right here in Australia providing jobs and job security for not only their workers but for other employers as well. Doing business locally generates growth and prosperity for our land, leaving a legacy and setting an example for other manufacturers. Sealy sleeps better at night knowing that they will always be responsible partners, neighbours, and citizens of Australia. They don’t just make beds, they build relationships.

Why Sealy Fact #7

Designing beds for the environment

How does one build beds? What materials are used? What impact does it have on our already environmentally challenged world? Many see Sealy as experts in the field. They know Sealy build beds. One thing many don’t know, however, is that Sealy Australia cares deeply about sustainability and the environment, just as much as we care about a restful sleep. As responsible citizens of our world, we are serious about decreasing our environmental footprint and increasing our part in a better future for our country – our world.

Over the years, Sealy has designed their beds with materials to be 90% recyclable . Though we can’t solve all of the environmental challenges faced, we certainly hope to enhance the beauty of our country by providing a conscientious approach to building beds. In doing this, we hope to make the world a better place, one bed at a time. So, when you rest your head on a Sealy Posturepedic, don’t fret. By getting a good night’s rest, you are also aiding your part in sustainability.

Why Sealy Fact #8

From a humble company to a premium bedding brand

You must have heard the name Sealy if you’ve ever ventured into popular mattress debates. The company, which first began in 1881 in Sealy, Texas and was the first to focus on aligned back support is now one of the largest bedding manufacturers in the world. Sealy Asia Pacific makes use of evolving bed technology, manufacturing premium bed products accordingly. Not only that, but it delivers the results it promises while catering to markets that constitute over half of the world’s population.

The Sealy headquarters are in Brisbane, Australia and its reach is wide enough to span across Asia. Sealy’s Posturepedic mattresses are by far their best and most popular bed range, remaining top of the bed and mattress market. The quality which appeals most about Sealy, is their focus on bed technology accompanied with their eye for aesthetic detail. Owing to this, and their consistent delivery of quality products, Sealy is still growing rapidly some 135 years later.

Why Sealy Fact #9

Handcrafted beds, custom built to Australian standards

Sealy’s reputation as Australia’s favourite mattress is founded on quality and local support. Not only are beds built to rigorous standards, they are handcrafted locally which sets Sealy apart from its competitors. While many other bedding brands are mass produced and imported, Sealy’s manufacturing facilities in Australia produce its own bed and mattress components, sourcing the raw materials locally even producing its own innersprings and fibre fills found inside the mattresses.

With over 750 employees around the country and supporting local retailers with high quality, custom bed and mattress products, Sealy is proud be Australian made and owned. Sealy beds and mattresses set the standard in quality bedding and has been for over 47 years. This is supported by the fact that Sealy continues to be Australia’s number one selling premium bedding brand.

Customers looking for a bed to suit their needs can choose a mattress from a range of comfort options, from soft pillowtops to those with a firm, more supportive feel. As testament to Sealy’s commitment to quality and support, Sealy beds are backed with a 10 year guarantee. It’s no wonder Australian’s look for a Sealy first when buying a new mattress.

Why Sealy Fact #10

Modern technology combined with your needs to give you the best

At Sealy, we believe in using the modern technology to constantly better your sleep experience. We use pressure mapping technology to develop our products according to what our customers really need and to determine which beds are best for them. We use motion capture technology to help us adjust our products the way you need them. Using this technology, we have worked hard to produce our Posturepedic mattresses to support our customers’ bodies at the critical spots, aligning it with the mattress at the needed angles.

Over the years, we’ve sought the help of orthopaedic experts in developing our beds, influencing the different layers of our mattresses, corresponding to the needs of your body. Sealy’s mattress technology strive to give you a mattress experience which make you not want to try another. If you’re one of the majority who feel dissatisfied with one mattress after another, try a Sealy Posturepedic mattress. Our untiring focus on mattress development means there’s a Sealy Posturepedic bed for you.

Why Sealy Fact #11

NATA accredited bedding manufacturer

Trust. Customer confidence. Success of a company can be measured by these factors - how convinced consumers are that what they are buying is safe and of the highest quality. In order to measure a company’s credibility for competence, quality, and technological advances, there is an Australian organization known as the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA). For companies wanting to stand out from the rest, inspection and accreditation by NATA is a must. With a NATA seal of approval, manufacturers can assure customers they can trust their processes and products as being at the highest level in the industry. Sealy can say just that.

As a NATA accredited bedding manufacturer, Sealy Australia’s research laboratory is accredited to comply with stringent quality standards. Their technical competence and best practices have been analyzed rigorously and stamped with official NATA endorsement. Customers are able to purchase Sealy beds with confidence, knowing that their relationship with NATA keeps them accountable. In fact, Sealy’s state-of-the-art Research Development centre was designed with a focus on bed technology to ensure they remain top of the line in safety and quality. Being NATA qualified means more than just certification; it means trust and customer confidence as Sealy continuously seeks ways to improve sleep for hundreds of thousands of people, every night.

Why Sealy Fact #12

Orthopaedic mattresses to cure the morning backache

Getting a good night’s sleep is more than just about comfort and waking up on the “right side” of the bed. To help reduce back pain, bed and mattress professionals teamed up with orthopaedic surgeons to bring us correct support during our sleep.

The Orthopaedic Advisory Board (OAB) was formed as a counsel of experts that provide insights into the development of bed and mattress products. By aiming to have a balance for proper back support and pressure relief, the OAB advises Sealy’s mattress research and development efforts to deliver the best products in the market.

This resulted in the development of mattresses and beds that assist in applying proper back support and not simply provide consumers with a comfortable mattress. Not only did this influence the structure of modern mattresses but also helped define what it means to have mattresses that assist in providing orthopaedic support.

Below is how the board defined the meaning of Orthopaedically Correct Design, which underpins the crafting of new and innovative products. These are:

  • The more supportive the mattress is, the more pressure points are created 
  • The more pressure relief the mattress offers, the less support you get 
  • To eliminate tossing and turning from uncomfortable pressure points, you need the perfect balance of proper back support and targeted pressure relief

Why Sealy Fact #13

Sealy at Ronald McDonald House Charities

Did you know that Sealy donates mattresses to Ronald McDonald House Charities for those in need? The company aims to revolutionize the mattress experience of all Australians with their Posturepedic beds. Every guest bed at Ronald McDonald House, family room and retreat in Australia is furnished with Sealy mattresses.

RMHC is a support program for families with sick children and it strives to ease the process of dealing with sickness for patients and their families, providing accommodation, meals, education and vacation opportunities. Partnering with RMHC, Sealy too plays a role in making the experience lighter on struggling families. We know that everyone deserves refreshing sleep whether it be sick children or their exhausted parents; and so we play our part in making that possible for everyone by providing them with the best, most relaxing mattress experience at RMHC which makes them feel taken care of. And not only that, our staff volunteers at the RMHC kitchens and help in preparing meals for the residents.

Sealy mattresses at the Ronald McDonald Houses are just one charitable aspect of the company; you will find details at https://everydayhero.com.au/event/sealy.

Why Sealy Fact #14

Sealy Australia employs over 750 people

Sealy Australia employs over 750 people across Australia, and has five manufacturing plants – in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne & Adelaide.

Sealy’s manufacturing philosophies combine national pride with compassion for people and their comfort. All Sealy Australia mattresses are manufactured locally and each bedding product is individually constructed with passion by these bed crafters. With five state of the art plants, Sealy employs people in Brisbane, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, and Adelaide contributing to the Australian economy. Sealy aims for top quality manufacturing processes at the same time ensuring that people remain the foundation and cornerstones of their business.

Sealy provides manufacturing jobs to Australians, having a positive impact to the economy of our country. With an increasing unemployment rate in Australia, existing manufacturing jobs are protecting many people with a stable income. Since February of 2016, more than 9,900 people have become unemployed in Australia[1] with the current rate being at its highest in four months! Given these statistics, Sealy Australia is doing its part to ensure security for their employees across Australia within the bed manufacturing industry.

Why Sealy Fact #15

Sealy Australia’s Mattress History

Australian mattress history blends international genius with down-under charm. Sealy was brought to Brisbane in 1969 by Madad Pty Ltd, a wholly Australian-owned company, that brought Sealy Posturepedic beds to Australians. Since then, a great night’s sleep is never farther than a mattress, made by Sealy of Australia!

Over the years, mattresses have gone from straw and horsehair to cotton to, now, top of the line, engineered comfort. It was a cotton farmer, in 1881, who had a brilliant idea to design and manufacture cotton-stuffed mattresses for his family, friends and associates. Daniel Haynes of Sealy in Texas became so overwhelmed with orders eventually selling his patented invention. Sale of the mattresses was expanded throughout the United States, so successfully in fact, that the business was franchised . Though Sealy was not immune to the Great Depression, it narrowly survived and went international with its franchisees before licensing the Sealy brand in Australia in 1969 . As they say, the rest is history!

Why Sealy Fact #16

Sealy engaged Orthopaedic Surgeons to help cure the morning backache

The Orthopaedic Advisory Board (OAB) was formed as a council of experts that provide insights into the development of bed and mattress products. By aiming to have a balance for proper back support and pressure relief, the OAB advises Sealy’s mattress research and development efforts to deliver the best products in the market.

This resulted in the development of orthopaedic mattresses and beds that apply proper back support and not simply provide consumers with a comfortable mattress. Not only did this influence the structure of modern mattresses but also helped define what it means to have orthopaedically correct mattresses.

Below is how the board defined the meaning of Orthopaedically Correct Design, which underpins the crafting of new and innovative products. These are:

  • The more supportive the mattress is, the more pressure points are created
  • The more pressure relief the mattress offers, the less support you get
  • To eliminate tossing and turning from uncomfortable pressure points, you need the perfect balance of proper back support and targeted pressure relief

 

Why Sealy Fact #17

Sealy is “Australia’s Favourite Mattress Brand”

Sealy’s bedding heritage spans over 65 years when “Posturepedic” was first trademarked, changing the way we slept by redefining mattress design and support. Each Sealy Posturepedic in Australia are locally made, in one of five manufacturing facilities by tradespeople who build Sealy’s beds and mattresses from locally sourced products. Local manufacturing also helps to minimise the carbon footprint of each bed combined with using recyclable materials and plantation timber to support environmental sustainability.

Being NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities, Australia) accredited also means each component has been rigorously tested and of the highest standard. This means the quality of Sealy’s range of bed and mattresses is never compromised, peace of mind for discerning customers. To provide the best quality sleep available, Sealy partnered with the Orthopaedic Advisory Board (OAB) to advise on the development and innovation of its products ensuring optimum back support and proper orthopaedic health during sleep.

All this combined and backed with a 10 year guarantee, Sealy is and will continue to be, Australia’s favourite mattress brand.

Why Sealy Fact #18

Sealy mattresses meets the highest quality standards

It is often the case that products boast of qualities they don’t deliver. When it comes to Sealy mattresses, we sell only what deserves to be sold. And to ensure the quality of our mattresses, we take painstaking steps; the people at Sealy themselves are never satisfied till their products go through hoops of fire to prove its layers.

We give importance to subjective experiences as well as scientific evidence when testing our products to give you quality bed and mattresses. After conducting extensive mattress research to understand what customers want from a quality bed, all our energies go into ensuring the superiority of the finished products. Each component is tested to make sure we meet the expected high standards and that the product performs as well as costumers would expect it to. Every specification for Sealy mattress is meticulously checked and rechecked to wipe it clean of faults. Our R&D and testing centre themselves go through rigorous procedures meeting and is approved by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).

Why Sealy Fact #19

Sleep better with your body aligned

Have you had nights when you try every sleeping position possible but a good night’s sleep remains elusive? Do you still wake up with aching joints and pain? Then it could be your mattress that is blame. You need just the right amount of firmness and softness at just the right spots to get good sleep. When you’re looking for the right bed, mattress comfort is a key concern because that determines whether your body is aligned correctly so that your muscles may relax.

According to Dr. Wilmarth , chief of physical therapy at Harvard University Health Services, one needs to make sure they’re not sleeping in ways that cause the muscles to pull or the joints to cramp. It follows that mattresses play a huge role in how they absorb our body weight and whether they provide a good cradle to ensure good sleep. You need a mattress that supports your body while maintaining its shape, which doesn’t sink too much while not being too firm, one that perfectly cushions your body and spells out mattress comfort. With all the range of beds available at Sealy, you’re sure to find one just right for you!

Why Sealy Fact #22

The first Sealy mattresses were made in 1881

Sealy’s mattress history first began in 1881 in a small town in Texas USA called ‘Sealy’ where Daniel Haynes began making cotton-filled mattresses. Within a few years, he had patented the use of compressed-cotton in mattresses eventually selling the patents in 1906 to Earl Edwards, who adopted the name of Sealy for the company.

In 1920, Sealy Inc became the first mattress company with a licensing program and 3 years later, Sealy Australia started trading in Brisbane under Madad Pty Ltd. Sealy Australia now has 5 manufacturing plants nationally where beds and mattresses are handcrafted for the Australian market. Sealy Australia & Sealy Inc. ultimately developed a foothold in Asia with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia. In 2011, Sealy China, a joint venture between Sealy Australia and Sealy Inc, opened a bed and mattress factory in Shanghai to service the Chinese market.

Mattresses and beds have gone a long way since those first made by Daniel Haynes. By incorporating new technological features like the SRxII® Titanium alloy support system and ComfortCore layer, the Sealy range of orthopaedic mattresses continue to innovate the bedding the industry, balancing comfort and support.

Why Sealy Fact #20

The first Sealy mattresses were made in 1881, in a small town called ‘Sealy’ in Texas, USA.

Sealy’s mattress history first began in 1881 in a small town in Texas USA called ‘Sealy’ where Daniel Haynes began making cotton-filled mattresses. Within a few years, he had patented the use of compressed-cotton in mattresses eventually selling the patents in 1906 to Earl Edwards[1], who adopted the name of Sealy for the company.

In 1920, Sealy Inc became the first mattress company with a licensing program and 3 years later, company founding father Sam Dyer joins Charlie Thompson to form a partnership to market the “Ma-Dad” patented folding tuftless refill mattress. Sealy of Australia now has 5 manufacturing plants nationally where beds and mattresses are handcrafted for the Australian market. In 2000, Sealy Australia & Sealy Inc. formed a partnership in Asia with offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia. In 2011, Sealy China, a joint venture between Sealy Australia and Sealy Inc, opened a bedding factory in Shanghai to service the Chinese market.

Mattresses and beds have gone a long way since those first made by Daniel Haynes. By incorporating new technological features like the SRxII Titanium alloy support system and ComfortCore layer, the Sealy range of orthopaedic mattresses continue to innovate the bedding the industry, balancing comfort and support.

Why Sealy Fact #21

Twice tempered to fare better

Have you suffered from broken coils in your bed, or springs poking through the surface making it difficult to sleep without fear of pain? Have no fear, for Sealy is here. With the twice-tempered support systems in Sealy mattresses, there’s no chance of broken coils or jutting springs. Not only that, depending on your mattress range, the soft layers of gel-infused foam, memory foam and wool make sure that you don’t even notice the coils inside your bed.

Did you know, tempering is a process in which metal is heated to make it stronger and more resilient? With Sealy beds, coil systems for mattresses are tempered TWICE before the finished product is assembled and sent into the market. The mattress’ durability and survival chances are higher than any other in the market. Not only is it better for your bed, but for your body; providing support to the contours of your body while having the needed bed support too. The mattress dips as you need it to, and shapes itself around your body, cushioning it comfortably with just the right amount of firmness and softness. The more weight that is applied to it, the more it adjusts to support you. And you never need to fear a mishap because the mattress support is tough and flexible.