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How long does a Sealy mattress last?

Thinking about investing in a new mattress? You may be wondering, how long should a mattress last? When it comes to weighing up your options, an important factor to consider is how many years a mattress will last. Naturally, a mattress lifespan will determine your return on investment. For example, if you pay $5,000 for a mattress that you keep for five years, you're only getting half as much value compared to if you bought one that lasts for ten years. As you can see, it's an important number to know.

Sealy Posturepedic, awarded Canstar Blue's "Most Satisfied Customers" Award for Mattress Brands in 2018 and 2017, works with an industry-leading Research & Development team that is dedicated to designing and testing quality bedding. But just how long does a Sealy mattress last?

The Sealy Guarantee

While some customers have claimed their Sealy mattress has lasted them three decades, you can count on it to last the length of the Sealy Guarantee – that is, ten years.

This guarantee covers coils or wires in the mattress that are loose, broken, protruding or torn. It also covers the foundation if wood splits in the frame, modules compress, legs and castors fail, or foundation wires break through any fabric.

With this guarantee, you can rest assured that you will have a mattress in good working condition for the next decade.

Sealy mattresses are built to last

Sealy has invested in research and development to offer optimal sleep support and comfort to customers. This includes selecting materials that are durable, functional, luxurious, and tested to ensure the mattresses work as they should.

When looking into how Sealy mattresses are made, you will find that each state in Australia has its own mattress factory in place to meet the local demand. You won’t find any warehouses full of imported mattresses because each one is made to order. This investment into local manufacturing supports the economy and its local people; employees return the loyalty with devotion to their craft.

Once the mattresses are made, they undergo rigorous testing by the Sealy Research and Development Centre, a NATA accredited testing facility. Each mattress must comply with the stringent Australian quality standards.

This process includes testing the raw material to insure all components of the bedding meet both Sealy’s own as well as the national standards. Components undergo an initial series of tests, followed by ongoing testing to ensure consistent performance. In addition to the raw materials, Sealy tests the finished product, too. Every piece of bedding that leaves manufacturing adheres to benchmarks for durability, comfort and support.

By taking the time to ensure each mattress is up to standard, Sealy can consistently provide customers with high-quality mattresses that are built to last.

How do you know when your mattress needs to be replaced?

Aside from being a place to sleep at night, your mattress serves another important purpose: to provide the necessary support to ensure your body stays properly aligned at night. This is critical so your muscles can relax and you get a restful night's sleep.

Over time, the infrastructure of the mattress will begin to deteriorate. As a result, the support it offers may also decrease. When that happens, you may find it's harder to get comfortable, perhaps start tossing and turning at night, and could even wake up with pain (often in the lower back or on pressure points).

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, think about how many years it has been since you purchased your current mattress and inspect it for signs of sagging or deterioration.

Tips to make your mattress last longer

Know the Guarantee information

First, read the guarantee information so you understand which parts of the mattress are covered. Then, periodically check to see if any of those parts malfunction – if they do you can take action to quickly repair them. It also helps to be aware of what voids the warranty so you can take preventative action.

Moving the mattress

When you receive your mattress, carry it on its side with the help of another person. Be sure that it never gets bent. Additionally, while there are handles, they are not for lifting or carrying the mattress. They are only for positioning it once it’s on the foundation.

Don't jump on it

Once the mattress is in place, never let anyone jump on it. While it will be soft and a bit bouncy, jumping can damage the mattress’s infrastructure so is considered abuse. If it’s damaged from abuse, the warranty will be voided.

Keep it clean and dry

Another important tip to maximise mattress lifespan is to keep it clean and dry. Purchasing a mattress protector is a great way to do this. Furthermore, a waterproof sheet or cover to go under the mattress protector is a good idea for children’s beds.

Choose a supportive foundation

The foundation also plays an important role in ensuring a mattress will last as long as possible. If the base does not provide adequate support, it can cause the mattress to sag. Sealy provides foundations which are designed to correctly support it’s mattresses, however if you are going to use a non-Sealy foundation, you will want to ensure it is in good working condition. Read more about slat foundations positioning here.

Rotate it properly

Lastly, Sealy's mattresses are one-sided which means they can not be flipped. However, they should be rotated head-to-toe periodically. Body indentations are normal after some time, so rotating the mattress will prolong the support and comfort it can provide.

Sealy mattresses are built to last

So how long does a mattress last? When you make the decision to buy a Sealy mattress, you can rest assured that it is built just for you and is made to last. Thanks to the Sealy Guarantee, you will be able to use your mattress for at least ten years – and if cared for properly, it will probably last much longer. 

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