Why our sleep experts loved it
New for their mid-range comes a reasonably priced product from Sealy that will suit those who are looking for an orthopaedic mattress. Some people really like firm support in a mattress and will naturally be drawn to this product, while others will need orthopaedic support due to back or neck problems.
Let’s start by looking at who this product will suit. With extra firm support, we’d typically argue this is a specialist product that is only going to be necessary for a small segment of the population. While there are those who prefer firmer mattresses, we expect this product to satisfy a need other than comfort in that it should help with orthopaedic support.
That brings us nicely onto who this product is unsuitable for, and the answer is almost universally everyone who does not fit into the category above. See, side sleepers won’t typically find this suitable and should instead consider a medium tension rating that will have more “give” and allow your hips and shoulders to sink into the mattress.
So where is the Sealy Ortho Plus Essential Mattress in the market from a price standpoint? Surprisingly low to mid-tier with all sizes coming in comfortably under £500 including the super king. But what of the quality? The reviews corroborate that this mattress from Sealy clearly outperforms its price point, with an ortho wound support layer of CoreSupport springs unique to Sealy paired beautifully with a hand tufted soft white fibre comfort layer.
From a firmness perspective, when placed on a ranking system between 1-10 with 10 being the firmest and 1 being the softest, we would rate the tension at 9. We’ve personally seen firmer, but not by much. The tension is board like by design and does not have much movement at all.
Customer reviews are great, with both a high review amount combined with a high review rating. At present, the Sealy Ortho Plus Essential Mattress has over 180+ reviews and an impressive 4.8/5.0. The result is this becomes one of the most desirable and well reviewed orthopaedic firm mattresses in the market right now, particularly at this lower price point. Customers particularly enjoyed the good value for money paired with great quality, neither of which will surprise anyone given what we have talked about. Ultimately though, the majority of people all say the same thing, that is is as firm as they would expect given the description and that the product exceeds expectations given the price.
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