Why our sleep experts loved it
Do you have trouble falling asleep because of your mattress? Are you not getting enough rest because your mattress is uncomfortable and causes pain in your back, neck and other parts of your body? If so, a new mattress could be the solution to your problem. Orthopaedic mattresses are specifically designed to alleviate pressure from sensitive areas on the body such as the spine, hips and shoulders. They achieve this by offering enhanced support for these problem areas. Let's dive into the specifics starting with the comfort layer that sits at the top.
A Sealy Ortho Plus Silver mattress is made of MemorySense Foam comfort filling, this is a variant of memory foam that has been in use since NASA first developed it decades ago. This variant is fairly new and unique to Sealy, as such long-term reviews are still out for verdict. In the short term, however, this foam has proven just as adept at proving a luxurious and soft upper layer that is fast becoming a fan favourite.
Onto the base layer and the mattress features PostureTech springs that are designed to relieve pain in the back, hips, shoulders and other problem areas. It is a great option for those who are looking for a mattress that can offer relief from common aches and pains caused by ageing or poor sleep posture. The PostureTech springs have been around long enough now to become established and are one of the front runners in the orthopaedic arena for their fantastic support and reasonable price point. Do be aware, however, that the wound tension on these springs is firmer than standard and as such we have a medium-firm designation which might mean that side sleepers of average build may not find the comfort they are looking for with this type of support system. For those who are predominantly sleeping on their back, this is a strong support layer that is reinforced by a fantastic 5 year guarantee, highlighting the great quality and craftsmanship that has gone into the design and materials in a Sealy mattress.
When it comes to mattress depth, there is no right or wrong answer to an extent, and in this case, the mattress comes in at a respectable 25cm thick which is deep enough to reinforce the quality inside, but not too deep that you need to consider new specialist sheets, a win-win for the consumer.
Customer feedback is so far excellent but it is important to note that there are no long-term reviews of this particular Sealy configuration. This is because Sealy has recently deprecated their entire product line-up as part of a UK-wide refresh and we are only just (at the time of writing), through to the other side. As such, we have 30+ reviews so far, all of which are extremely positive with many happy with the great compromise between a slightly higher firmness and the rewards of orthopaedic feel for the back and neck. People are also complimentary of the price point which fits securely in the lower to mid quadrant, something which is sure to delight people enduring current economic hardship.
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