Sealy’s famous Posturepedic mattress line was designed with tips from orthopedic specialists to help sleepers everywhere achieve healthy sleep posture. These incredibly popular mattresses are a great way to fight back pain, so I thought it was high time I reviewed one of them!
In this review, I’ll be talking about one of the newest beds in Sealy’s Posturepedic line, the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Paterson mattress. Read on below to find out if it lives up to the hype, or skip down to my review summary for a quick overview on this bed.
Is the Posturepedic Hybrid Paterson a Good Mattress for You?
Before I get into the nitty gritty, I want to give a few pointers on who this mattress might be the best fit for. This Sealy is a 12-inch hybrid mattress that uses a mixture of foam and coils to offer a firm to medium-firm feel. Take a look below to see who I’d recommend it to.
Who I recommend the Paterson mattress for
- If you suffer from back pain, this mattress could be a good fit for you. Sealy’s Posturepedic technology works to help you keep your spine aligned, which is one of the key ways to avoid pain over time.
- Combination sleepers might like the bouncy feel of this bed, since it makes it easy to change positions at night.
- Back sleepers should be happy with the blend of pressure relief and support this mattress offers.
Who I don’t recommend the Paterson mattress for
- Side sleepers will most likely find this bed a bit too firm for their needs. I’d recommend they check out our best mattresses for side sleepers instead.
- If you’re looking for deep sinkage and body-contouring, you’ll find the Posturepedic a bit too responsive. I’d recommend one of our best memory foam mattresses instead.
- If you’re easily disturbed at night and share a bed, you might not like the Paterson mattress. It’s fairly easy to feel a partner’s movements on the other side of this bed.
What Does the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Paterson Mattress Feel Like?
Next up, I’ll go into more detail on what it feels like to sleep on this mattress. Keep in mind that feel is subjective, and will vary depending on your body weight and preferred sleeping position. So, I like to poll a few coworkers to get an average firmness rating for each bed I review. You’ll see that rating below.
The Paterson got a 7 out of 10 on the mattress firmness scale, which means it is a firm mattress. I found the Paterson felt similar to a classic innerspring mattress, which means I felt more “on top of” than “stuck in” this bed.
I particularly like this feel for combination sleepers who need some lift to move around and change positions at night. I also think this mattress offers a great balance of pressure relief and support to combat back pain. Soft foams cushion firm coils to offer a nice blend of comfort and firm lumbar support. Plus, its center foams are a bit denser to provide optimal back support.
Read on below to learn what it felt like to test this Sealy in each of the three main sleeping positions.
Testing the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Paterson Mattress
Below, I’m going to describe how the Paterson mattress performed on my pressure relief, motion transfer, and edge support tests. These will give you a more objective view of what it might be like to sleep on this bed. Plus, I’ll describe how the Paterson felt in each sleeping position in my pressure relief section!
Pressure relief is a measure of how well a mattress cushions sensitive joints at the shoulders, hips, and lower back. This is especially important for side sleepers, who often form uncomfortable pressure points in these areas on mattresses that are too firm.
To measure pressure relief, I use a pressure map to record the pressure I exerted on the mattress as I lay in different positions. You’ll see the results below, with low pressure recorded in blue to green, and high pressure recorded in yellow to red.
Back – As you can see, the map is all blue when I’m on my back. I felt really comfortable on my back, and think most other back sleepers will really like this bed. It offers a great blend of support and pressure relief in this position.
Side – The map shows a bit of yellow at my hips when I’m on my side, which reflects how I felt on this bed. It definitely felt a bit too firm around my hips and shoulders, which could lead to uncomfortable pressure overnight. I’d recommend strict side sleepers check out one of our best pillow top mattresses instead.
Stomach – As you can see on the pressure map, this bed felt great on my stomach! Stomach sleepers need a firm bed that keeps their hips lifted up in line with their shoulders to prevent bowing at the lower back. The Paterson mattress did a great job of this, and I’d definitely recommend it to stomach sleepers.
Note for Heavy Sleepers (over 250 lbs) – This mattress might feel more medium-firm than firm to heavier people. If that’s you, I think this mattress will offer plenty of support if you sleep on your back. But if you’re looking for extra durability or an ultra firm feel, one of our best mattresses for heavy people could be a better fit.
Motion transfer is a measure of how much movement is detectable from one side of the bed to the other. It’s especially important for sleepers who share a mattress, because it indicates how disturbed they’ll feel by a bedmate’s movements.
To measure motion transfer, I dropped a 10 lb steel ball onto the mattress and measured the disturbance it caused with a seismometer. I dropped the ball from varying heights that mimic different movements you might experience in bed, from tossing and turning (4 inches), to getting out of bed (8 inches), all the way to full on jumping (12 inches).
Based on the size of the disturbances above, I’d say the Paterson has fairly high motion transfer. Like most hybrid mattresses, its coil system is quite bouncy. If you’re a lighter sleeper who shares a bed, this could be an issue for you. But if you don’t mind feeling a little movement, you could still get a good night’s sleep on this bed.
Note on Motion Transfer and Sex — The best mattress for couples often combines motion isolation with responsiveness that makes it easy to move around during sex. The Paterson doesn’t offer great motion isolation, but it is a great mattress for sex. So depending on how soundly you sleep, you may want to consider this bed.
Edge support is a measure of how sturdy and supportive the sides of a bed are. A bed with great edge support feels a bit bigger, and is often a bit more durable. To measure edge support, I just sit and lie on the edge of the bed!
I thought this Posturepedic had good edge support. I felt supported on the edges of the bed, and think this mattress could last you 10-12 years.
What is the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Paterson Mattress Made Of?
Next up, let’s talk about what this 12-inch tall mattress is made of. Like all Posturepedics, the Paterson uses CertiPUR-US® Certified foams, which means you can rest easy knowing it’s free of harmful chemicals and heavy metals.
Learn more about each layer of this mattress below.
Cover – The Paterson has a stretch-knit cover made with moisture-wicking surface guard technology. This means your new mattress cover would be antimicrobial, antibacterial, and allergen resistant.
Comfort Layer – Next up is a top layer made of Sealy’s ComfortSense memory foam. This foam has a slow response to pressure and offers some nice initial cushioning.
Transition Layer – Below that is a layer of Sealy gel foam. This foam felt like a slightly more responsive gel memory foam layer, and does a nice job of easing the sleeper down onto the coil layer below.
Support Layer – A layer of Sealy Response Pro pocketed coils makes up the bulk of this mattress. This layer offers bouncy, firm support and encourages plenty of airflow throughout the bed, something hot sleepers might like. This layer also includes some Duraflex reinforced edge support to help strengthen the sides of the mattress.
And with that, we’ve reached the end of my review! While Sealy offers a ton of different Posturepedic models, I think the Paterson is a great option for a lot of sleepers considering one of these beds. I’ll leave you with a few final thoughts below to help you decide if it’s the right bed for you.
My favorite things about the Paterson mattress
I really appreciated the firm, bouncy support this mattress offered! It struck a nice balance between cushioning and springiness, which I think should appeal to a lot of sleepers on the hunt for a traditional-feeling innerspring mattress.
I also think this mattress is well-made and durable, and it comes at a great price point for such a solidly constructed bed. If you’re looking for a long-lasting purchase, this Posturepedic model could be a great fit for you.
My Paterson mattress complaints
I do wish this bed did a little better isolating motion. If you’re someone who’s easily disturbed by a partner’s movements at night, I think this mattress will be a little too responsive to meet your needs.
And as a strict side sleeper myself, I wish the Paterson offered just a little more cushioning. But, if you’re after a mattress on the firmer end of a medium-firm comfort level, I think this bed will feel just right to you!
How Much Does the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Paterson Cost?
Price plays a big role in choosing a new mattress. Take a look at the chart below to see how much this mattress costs, and be sure to click on our Sealy coupon button below to get the latest discounts on this bed.
Price listed will be before discount or offer for each size.
|Twin||39" x 75" x 12"||$899|
|Twin XL||39" x 80" x 12"||$944|
|Full||54" x 75" x 12"||$959|
|Queen||60" x 80" x 12"||$999|
|King||76" x 80" x 12"||$1,329|
|Cal King||72" x 84" x 12"||$1,329|
Sealy Mattress Policies and FAQs
Does the Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Paterson come with a mattress warranty?
Yes, this mattress comes with a 10-year warranty. Its sleep trial period and shipping costs will depend on which Sealy retailer you purchase this bed from.
Do I need to use a box spring with the Sealy Posturepedic mattresses?
Sealy mattresses are designed to work with a firm, solid-surface, non-spring foundation. Most platform bed frames, box springs, and adjustable bases will be compatible with this mattress.
Which Sealy Posturepedic mattress is best?
That depends on your individual sleep needs! If you prefer a more luxurious feel, one of the Posturepedic Plus mattresses, or something from Sealy’s Premium collection, could work best for you. If you’re looking for a lower-cost option with fewer bells and whistles, the standard Posturepedic line is probably best for you.
Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Paterson Mattress Vs
It’s always a good idea to compare a bed you’re considering to a few different mattresses to get a sense of how it compares. Below, I’ll compare the Paterson to two other popular mattress brands, Beautyrest and Tempur-Pedic.
Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Paterson vs Beautyrest Black
- Like the Paterson, the Beautyrest Black is a hybrid mattress that uses steel coil support.
- This Beautyrest is an ultra-firm mattress, and feels significantly firmer than the Paterson.
- Both of these beds have a bouncy feel combination sleepers might like.
- Learn more in the full Simmons Beautyrest Black mattress review.
Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Paterson vs Tempur-pedic TEMPUR-Cloud
- The TEMPUR-Cloud is an all-foam mattress that uses memory foam to offer a body-contouring feel.
- This bed is softer than the Paterson, and has a “hug-like feel.”
- This bed includes cooling technology to ensure it sleeps cooler than traditional memory foam mattresses. But, the Paterson
- mattress sleeps much cooler than the TEMPUR-Cloud.
- Learn more in the full Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-Cloud mattress review.
Other Models from Sealy
Sealy offers several other mattress models and lines. Take a look at a few other Sealy mattress reviews below.
Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Paterson vs Sealy Cocoon Chill
- Cocoon by Sealy offers an all-foam and hybrid mattress infused with cooling technology.
- The all-foam Cocoon mattress has a slightly firmer feel than the Paterson.
- Both Cocoon mattresses are a little less bouncy than the Paterson mattress.
- Learn more in the Cocoon mattress review.
Sealy Posturepedic Hybrid Paterson vs Sealy Hybrid Premium Silver Chill
- Side sleepers looking for an ultra-plush feel should like the Premium Silver Chill mattress, which is much softer than the Paterson.
- Like the name suggests, this Sealy Chill mattress sleeps nice and cool, which is a great perk for hot sleepers.
- Couples might appreciate the motion isolating properties of this bed. Its foam layers absorb motion, so you’re unlikely to feel disturbed by a restless partner on this bed.
- Learn more in the full Sealy Hybrid Premium Silver Chill mattress review.
Not sure if the Paterson mattress is the right replacement for your old mattress? Take a look at how we rated it below for more help deciding.
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