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Our Sealy Posturepedic vs. TEMPUR-Cloud® Bed Comparison for 2024

A responsive bed with bounce or a plush mattress that offers a deep hug — that is the debate between the Sealy Posturepedic and the TEMPUR-Cloud® Mattress. The Sealy Posturepedic bed is a more affordable yet high-quality hybrid mattress that balances support and comfort. The TEMPUR-Cloud® is a memory foam mattress with excellent motion isolation that conforms to the body and envelops you while you sleep.

Our Sealy Posturepedic vs. TEMPUR-Cloud® will cover the pros and cons of each bed to help you decide which mattress suits your needs better. Maybe you’ll prefer the Sealy Posturepedic’s combination of bouncy coils and memory foam, or you might like TEMPUR-Cloud®’s plush, all-foam design more.

Watch Our Video Comparison of the Sealy Posturepedic vs. TEMPUR-Cloud®

Who I’d Recommend the Sealy Posturepedic For

  • Combination sleepers – We think this mattress provides great support to maintain proper spine alignment while the memory foam still creates a cushioned, comfortable feel, making this adaptable for multiple positions. Also, the bounce provided by the coil system should make it easier for combination sleepers to change sleeping positions without feeling stuck in the mattress.

  • Couples – We really like this bed for couples because it has pretty solid edge support, which is important for couples who want to use the entire sleeping surface without feeling like they’re going to fall off the bed. Not only that, but the motion isolation from this bed should prevent couples from being disturbed by each other’s movements, and the bounce from the coiled design may be preferred by sexually-active couples.

  • People who like a responsive feel – The slight bounce and 900+ coils in this bed deliver a responsive feel that allows for easier repositioning throughout the night. Along with combination sleepers and couples, other people who may want a more responsive mattress are those with limited mobility.

Who I’d Recommend the TEMPUR-Cloud® For

  • Back or side sleepers – The TEMPUR-Cloud® contours your body to help alleviate pressure points, so we think that side and back sleepers will enjoy this mattress. However, stomach sleepers may not feel enough back support from this all-foam bed.

  • Couples – Like the Sealy Posturepedic, we feel the TEMPUR-Cloud® is a great choice for couples. It has exceptional motion isolation due to the all-foam design, along with reliable edge support, which isn’t always easy to find in a memory foam bed. Motion isolation and edge support are two qualities that many couples prefer in a bed.

  • People who want a more plush bed – This bed’s high-density memory foam layers create a cozy, enveloping sensation, so if this is the feeling you’re looking for in a mattress, you might want to try out the TEMPUR-Cloud®.

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Comparing Sealy Posturepedic vs TEMPUR-Cloud®: Top Similarities

  • Cooling technology – Both of these beds have cooling technology, which is great for hot sleepers or people who live in warm climates. The Sealy has a cooling cover, gel, and encased coils, while the TEMPUR-Cloud® has a cooling cover.
  • Motion isolation – Based on our experience with these beds, the Sealy Posturepedic and the TEMPUR-Cloud® both provide great motion isolation, which means they minimize motion transfer from one side of the bed to the other, reducing disturbances.
  • Pressure relief – We feel the memory foams in both of these beds are excellent at alleviating pressure, promoting a comfortable sleep experience.
  • Comparing Sealy Posturepedic vs TEMPUR-Cloud®: Key Differences
  • Materials – The TEMPUR-Cloud® is an all-foam mattress, which means the main material used in the bed is memory foam. Conversely, the Sealy Posturepedic is a hybrid bed that utilizes a combination of memory foam and encased coils, which results in a different feel than Tempur-Pedic’s bed.
  • Price – The Sealy Posturepedic is less expensive than the TEMPUR-Cloud®. However, mattress companies offer special deals throughout the year, so make sure you check out both the Sealy and Tempur-Pedic websites for discounts on these beds.
  • Bounce – Since the TEMPUR-Cloud® is an all-foam bed, it doesn’t really provide any bounce. The Sealy Posturepedic, however, contains coils that give a more bouncy, springy feel to the mattress, which makes it responsive to movement.

Comparing Firmness, Support & Feel


We rate firmness on a scale from 1 to 10. Based on our testing, we rated the TEMPUR-Cloud® a 6.5, which is medium-firm. We only tested the Soft version of the Sealy Posturepedic, but our rating for that version is a 5, which is still a medium feel that’s softer than the TEMPUR-Cloud®.

The Sealy Posturepedic is also available in a Firm model, which we think could be better for stomach sleepers and those who carry more weight. However, we think that other sleepers, especially lighter-weight side and back sleepers, could enjoy the Soft Sealy Posturepedic.


The memory foam in both of these mattresses provides relatively good support, especially for light and average-weight individuals. However, heavyweight sleepers potentially won’t find these mattresses to be supportive enough.

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The Sealy Posturepedic and TEMPUR-Cloud® have great edge support, which means you can spread out to the edges of your bed without feeling like you’re falling off. Sealy has slightly better edge support due to the coiled design, but TEMPUR-Cloud®’s edge support is still reliable, especially for a memory foam bed.


When our reviewer laid down on the Sealy Posturepedic mattress, she immediately noticed that it targeted support to different areas of her body due to the responsive coil system. She also felt the top memory foam layer molding itself to the contours of her body.

As we tested the TEMPUR-Cloud® mattress, we noted that the foam delicately contours to every curve, which alleviates pressure. It feels like a great mix of comfort and support.

Comparing Sinkage and Bounce

Julia Forbes testing a mattress's bounce
Julia Forbes, our lead product tester, testing the bounce of a mattress in our mattress facility.

The TEMPUR-Cloud® mattress is a bed that offers sleepers a deep hug, and the Soft Sealy Posturepedic mattress fosters more of a gentle cradle. Moreover, the Firm model of the Sealy Posturepedic may offer even less cradling.

In terms of bounce, the Sealy Posturepedic is definitely bouncier than the TEMPUR-Cloud®. Sealy’s encased-coil base facilitates responsiveness, which should help with repositioning and getting out of bed.

The TEMPUR-Cloud®, on the other hand, doesn’t provide bounce because of its all-foam design. There are no materials in this bed that allow for bounce and responsiveness.

Comparing Motion Transfer

Motion isolation occurs when a mattress isolates movement so that two people are less likely to disturb each other throughout the night. We feel that both the Sealy Posturepedic and the TEMPUR-Cloud® mattresses have really great motion isolation.

The Sealy Posturepedic’s hybrid design has great motion isolation because of the memory foam layers, which can be beneficial to couples who want to minimize disruptions.

However, if you are going to pick one of these beds based on motion isolation, we recommend the TEMPUR-Cloud® mattress. This bed excels in reducing motion transfer based on its all-foam construction, which is fantastic for absorbing movement.

Comparing Cooling

Temperature regulation and cooling qualities are important features for people who often struggle to sleep because they feel too hot at night.

Typically, foam mattresses don’t circulate heat very well because they don’t allow much airflow. TheTEMPUR-Cloud® mattress isn’t our favorite bed for hot sleepers. It does include a 360° stretchy, breathable cover that helps with cooling, though.

Instead, if you need a cooling mattress, we recommend the Sealy Posturepedic hybrid because of its cooling gel-infused foam, individually-wrapped coils that promote airflow, and SealyChill™ cooling mattress cover. Together, these materials should keep you cool and dry while sleeping.

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Comparing Construction (Materials & Quality)

Sealy Posturepedic Construction

The Sealy Posturepedic is a 13-inch hybrid bed that contains both a coiled design and memory foam layers. This bed is topped with a quilted mattress cover that uses SealyChill™ cooling technology with cool-to-the-touch fibers designed to regulate body temperature.

  • Below the cooling cover, there is a ComfortSense™ gel memory foam layer that conforms to your body to help relieve pressure in sensitive areas. This memory foam contains gel, which helps keep the material cool so you can sleep more comfortably throughout the night. This layer also provides excellent motion isolation, which means you shouldn’t feel much movement transfer from one side of the bed to the other.
  • The base is a layer of more than 900 encased coils designed to help with airflow, edge support, and overall body support. Motion isolation is further supported by this layer due to the separately encased coils.

TEMPUR-Cloud® Construction

The 10-inch TEMPUR-Cloud® bed is topped with a 360° stretchy, breathable cover that promotes cooling. While this cover is a helpful addition to the TEMPUR-Cloud®, keep in mind that overall, we don’t feel this bed will provide as much cooling. Below the cover, the mattress consists of three foam layers.

  • The first foam layer is made up of slow-moving Tempur® material, the brand’s proprietary memory foam. This soft foam layer offers cushion and is responsive to your movements, cradling the body. This memory foam is an excellent choice for side sleepers or people who seek pressure relief.
  • Next, is the slow-moving support layer, which is made of a firmer Tempur® material foam that assists with spine support and relieves pressure in sensitive areas by adapting to the body.
  • Finally, the base of the TEMPUR-Cloud® bed is the firmest foam layer, which provides support, durability, and stability. This layer also helps increase the mattress’ longevity.

Comparing Company Policies & Price

  • Warranty – Sealy and Tempur-Pedic offer a 10-year warranty on their mattresses.
  • Shipping – Both of these beds come with free shipping.
  • Trial Period – The Sealy Posturepedic and TEMPUR-Cloud® mattresses both have a 90-night trial period.
  • Returns – After trying the TEMPUR-Cloud® for at least 30 nights, you can return it for a full refund within the 90-night trial. Sealy also offers free returns for a full refund within their 90-night trial period.
  • Price – The Sealy Posturepedic mattress is less expensive than the TEMPUR-Cloud®.

Final Thoughts

After reading our review, you may be wondering which bed we like more. The truth is, your personal preferences and sleeping positions will likely determine which mattress is better suited for you.

The Sealy Posturepedic is more affordable and offers better bounce, while the TEMPUR-Cloud® is a luxurious memory foam bed that contours every curve of the body and is going to offer slightly better motion isolation with its all-foam design.

If you’re still unsure of which mattress is the best choice for you, be sure to check out our full-length reviews of both the Sealy Posturepedic and the TEMPUR-Cloud® to learn more about each mattress.

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Emma Cronan

Emma Cronan


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Emma is an Editorial Intern for Sleep Advisor. She collaborates with the editor and staff writers to come up with article ideas, create article outlines, and write for the website.

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