Sealy Posturepedic 2024 Sleep Census

You spend about 4 months each year in bed, and only 8% of people wake up feeling refreshed every morning

We surveyed over 20,000 participants across the globe about sleep health and wellness.*

* The Sealy Posturepedic Sleep Census was an independent research questionnaire commissioned by Sealy Posturepedic and conducted by Quantum Market Research of 20,264 people across Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, and Taiwan. The project was carried out in line with the Market Research International Standard, AS ISO 20252

Back Pain

3 in 5 people have woken up experiencing back pain.

See how you compare with others in your age group

Disturbed sleep affects people of all ages. Waking up with aches and pains leave you feeling tired and may contribute to health concerns.

Do you wake up with back pain?

The percentage of people that awake with back pain is staggering


Is Your Mattress Causing You Back Pain?

Best mattress for a bad back – How to choose the right mattress

Mattress quality

Our research shows there is a direct link between the quality of your mattress and the quality of your sleep.

Did you know?

18-34 year olds are more likely to buy a cheaper bed, but 89% of this group experience sleep issues.

71% of people investing in a premium mattress are extremely satisfied with their purchase.

How much do you expect to spend on your next mattress?

See how likely you are to be satisfied with your purchase.

The percentage of people satisfied with their purchase

Under $500

Why do we underestimate the value of sleep?

The importance of a store visit

Purchasing a cheaper mattress or online-only brand makes you more likely to experience sleep problems.

Try before you buy

17% of people have bought a mattress online without testing it first.

Did you try your last mattress before purchase?

87% of those who purchased online have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep most nights

85% of people who try their mattress first are happy with their purchase

How to test a mattress in-store

The age of your mattress

Sleeping on an older mattress can cause aches and pains, and contribute to sleep issues every night.

Did you know?

45% of people sleeping on a mattress over 10 years old wake up feeling tired.

Participants over the age of 50 are more likely to have an older mattress, with 23% stating their bed is 10+ years old.

How old is your mattress?

The age of peoples' mattresses

Under 1 Year
1–5 years
6–10 years
Over 10 years

How long does a mattress last?

Lifestyle factors

There are many common factors that cause us to wake during the night, from temperature and noise to work schedules.

What wakes you up during the night?

Factors waking us up in the night

Back/Joint/Muscle Pain
Feel too hot
Partner’s Snoring
Outside light or noise

1 in 2 people use their phones at bedtime and never wake up feeling refreshed

82% of respondents use a device before bed. Those who use social media or entertainment apps before bed are more likely to report problems with their sleep.

1 in 3 people wake up at night because they feel too hot
62% of respondents control the temperature in their bedroom to get better sleep.
1 in 3 people sleep less than 6 hours
While rotating shift workers are more likely to experience insufficient sleep, 32% of people working regular business hours are also not getting enough sleep.

of respondents didn’t know what mattress brand they sleep on currently

3 in 5

wake-up in the same position they fell asleep in


of Australians think they could be more productive at work with better sleep


think their personal lives would improve with better sleep

How much sleep do you need by age?

How to get better sleep

9 tips to get a better quality sleep

Experience The Sealy Posturepedic Difference

Find your perfect mattress

It’s important to consider how much space you have in the bedroom, who’s sleeping in the bed and what comfort means to you. Try our online mattress selector to visit a store near you.


Discover your perfect mattress by using our mattress selector tool


Search for a local retail store to test and purchase your Sealy Mattress