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Sealy Embody Mattress
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The Sealy Embody series of mattresses is a new line released by Sealy in Early 2010.  The Embody series includes high-end Latex and Memory Foam mattresses.  More entry-level latex and memory foam Sealy mattress can be found under the “Sealy Brand” line.  The Embody mattress sets are fairly expensive with prices ranging between 2000USD and 3300USD (for a queen size with boxspring).  [REF Sealy Mattress Reviews 2010]

According to Sealy the Embody Latex Mattress feels very similar to an innerspring mattress and gives the impression that you are sleeping “ON the mattress”.  The Embody Memory Foam Mattress feels very different from an innerspring, and it gives the impression that you are sleeping “IN the mattress” (likely because memory foam lets you sink into the mattress and it conforms to the body). 

With both the Embody Latex and Embody Memory Foam mattresses Sealy highlights their ability to “breath” indicating that both the design and fabrics help to move air in and out of the mattress thereby effectively regulating temperature.  The fabric used in the Embody line is called Body Climate.  It is a special fabric made by Polartec that features air channels and also helps remove moisture.  The mattress designs (often described as contemporary and sophisticated) are the result of a partnering between Sealy and the design consultancy IDEO. 

The foams used in the all of the Embody mattresses have no formaldehyde or other ozone depleting chemicals and are also anti-microbial (resistant to dust mites and microbes).

Embody Memory Foam Mattresses - Styles
The Embody Memory Foam mattresses are no-flip, use FlameGuard rayon fiber, and are made in the USA.  They also come in 4 different styles – Level 1 through Level 4.

Level 1
Total mattress height is 10 inches
7 inches of high density laminated poly core
2.5 inches of 5 lbs visco memory foam
0.5 inches of 2.5 lbs ventilated visco memory foam
Fabric covered foundation (boxspring) with pockets

Level 2
Total mattress height is 11 inches
7 inches of high density laminated poly core
3.5 inches of 5 lbs visco memory foam
0.5 inches of 2.5 lbs ventilated visco memory foam
Fabric covered foundation with pockets

Level 3
Total mattress height is 11.25 inches
5.75 inches of engineered core foam
1 inch of 7 lbs visco memory foam
2 inches of 5 lbs visco memory foam
Two 1-inch layer of 4 lbs visco memory foam
0.5 inches of 2.5 lbs ventilated visco memory foam
Edge support provided by 4.5 inches of solid engineered foam
Fabric covered foundation with pockets

Level 4
Total mattress height is 12.25 inches
5.75 inches of engineered core foam
2 inches of 7 lbs visco memory foam
4 inches of 5 lbs visco memory foam
0.5 inches of 2.5 lbs ventilated visco memory foam
Edge support provided by 4.5 inches of solid engineered foam
Fabric covered foundation with pockets


Embody Latex Mattresses - Styles
The Embody Latex mattresses are no-flip, use FlameGuard rayon fiber, and are made in the USA.  They also come in 4 different styles – Level 1 through Level 4.

Level 1
Total mattress height is 10 inches
7 inches of high density laminated poly core
3 inches of smart latex
Fabric covered foundation with pockets

Level 2
Total mattress height is 11 inches
7 inches of high density laminated poly core
4 inches of smart latex
Fabric covered foundation with pockets

Level 3
Total mattress height is 11.25 inches
5.75 inches of engineered core foam (Interlock System for more strength & support)
5.5 inches of smart latex
Edge support provided by 4.5 inches of solid engineered foam
Fabric covered foundation with pockets

Level 4
Total mattress height is 12.25 inches
5.75 inches of engineered core foam (Interlock System for more strength & support)
6.5 inches of smart latex
Edge support provided by 4.5 inches of solid engineered foam
Fabric covered foundation with pockets

The Embody Mattresses come in a variety of sizes:
- Twin
- Twin Extra Long
- Full
- Full Extra Long
- Queen
- King
- California King

According to Sealy the Embody line of mattresses come with a full 20 year warranty.  However some retail sites list the warranty as 10 years.  Before making a purchase we would suggest asking the retailer for the warranty provided with the mattress (and you may wish to point them to the warranty information on the Sealy website).

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The mattress was good for a couple of years but now it has to much give, I can only sleep on the edges of the king size bed because they are the only places that are firm but then i have to switch to the other side after a couple of weeks, I wake up everyday with lower back pain, its a horrible experience, and I wouldn't recommend this bed to anyone. I paid 5500 for my kingsize and its the worst investment I ever made period.
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I bought a Sealy Embody latex mattrss six months ago. The foam and latex layers started separating and the mattress was bulging on the side. The furniture store replaced the mattress and now two months later...the same problem. I really like the mattress but there has to be a design defect. Maybe this is why Sealy has discontinued this line. I am so disappointed.
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We have had ours about 1 yr. HATE it. They said it would get softer but it has NOT. Way to much money not to mention a good nights sleep. We are about to buy new ones. We would not recommend it to anyone.
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We bought an Embody almost two years ago, and we absolutely hate it. It started out okay for the first couple weeks, but now, it\'s too soft. My husband is a large man, tall, and I find myself fighting half the night not to roll into him, as I am a side sleeper. We both wake up sore, tired, and cranky. I wouldn\'t recommend it to anyone. We still owe on the stupid thing, and are thinking of just hauling it to the dump and setting it on fire.
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I bought a Sealy Embody Shelter 4 months ago. Love the way it feels. The problem I now have is that the layers of latex are separating. Had the company out today and they filed a claim. Not sure if I want the mattress replaced for fear that it may come apart again
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We have been looking to buy a memory foam mattress and recently visited a new warehouse type place that sells overstocks and discontinued mattresses. I really liked the Serta Embody by Thoughtful mattress. It was a level 3 and very soft. The man that owns the new business said that I could take it home and sleep on it for two weeks. If I don\'t like it, I can exchange it for another mattress, but the only thing is, I have to keep the plastic covering on it. My concern is once the plastic is removed, the bed will sleep hot. I am in my 40s and tend to sweat at night with the innerspring mattress I have now. Help!! What should I do?
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Does anyone have this mattress. Do you find it really firm? How long did you have to sleep on it before your body adjusted to it?
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Is anyone having issues with mold between the mattress and box?
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We bought our mattress less than 2 years ago and lifted the mattress up today and there is mold under the mattress between the box spring. There is no reason for this. I am getting the word out not to buy this mattress!!
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I bought this in 2012 and moved from one place to another in early 2015. I just moved again and found black mold between the mattress and box spring. I keep a mattress cover that's water proof on it as suggested and have never spilled anything on it. I contacted sealy since the store I bought it from went out of business. Sealy is sending me and entirely new mattress set with an "upgrade" for free because of this. Ill just pay the delivery.
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Yes I just found out ours was riddled with mold. After declining health and two surgeries related to mold sensitivities I would have never thought it was my mattress making me sick. Has anyone heard if there might be a class action on this matter?
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we bought the embody mattress at a Haverty\'s and were promised it wouldn\'t sink in. We\'ve had it for a year and a half and it\'s extremely uncomfortable and has sunk in on both sides of the bed under out weight (and we are not overweight). Do not get this bed. Worst $2000 I\'ve ever spent.
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I have lower back problems and could no longer sleep on a pillow top mattress. Bought the Sealy Embody Surreal about nine months ago and I love it!! It is firm enough for good back support but not so firm that it is not comfortable. I highly recommend this mattress!!
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Wow... I love this mattress. No back, hip, shoulder pain, since I have been sleeping on my new set. Yes, it smelled right out of the package, but after a day the smell did not bother me one bit.
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No one has mentioned that Sealy has downsized the Embody queen and king to 78 inches long! Contour sheets bunch up while sleeping. Like the feel of the mattress but it is 2\" too short...going back!
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I love this mattress my problem is the mattress smells like the chemicals used to make it how long before the smell goes away.
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I have had my Sealy embody introspect for two weeks and I have to tell you that I have never slept so well. The first day I felt that it was too firm, but after my disgusting pillow top my body had to get used to the change. I never noticed a smell, as some have complained. I do not feel that it is too firm, it is very comfortable any position I sleep in. I had a hysterectomy 8 months ago and I have suffered horrible hot flashes, this bed actually keeps me a bit cooler, my husband does not complain of the bed sleeping hot at all. My husband is a big guy and I have never had to work to keep from rolling into him. I love this bed and I have never been able to fall asleep quickly I used to lay for hours, staring and tossing. I get in this bed and I fall asleep quickly, and I stay asleep all night...
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Trish, this is a very encouraging review to me! Thank you for posting this.

Just today my husband & I laid on a Sealy Embody Introspection mattress at Mattress Firm. It felt wonderful! The best of all the mattresses we\'ve sampled from three different mattress stores (or maybe 4?). So we are having it delivered a week from this Saturday & I can\'t wait! My husband & I are both very happy with the purchase as well as the price. :D
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I am a former mattress salesperson. For years, my husband and I had a wonderful Simmons pillowtop bed, which I hated to give up. But since I wanted an adjustable base (raises your head, feet), I had to choose an all foam mattress. We bought the Perspective...two twin XL matts on two Temperpedic adjustables. We have had this new bed about two weeks....and we LOVE the mattresses and the adjustable bases! I am a side sleeper and for the first time in years, I can sleep on my side without my shoulder eventually getting \"sore\". They are a little on the firmer side, but I feel like I am getting soft support...not like sleeping on a firm-as-the-floor mattress. There is no smell at all. My bases are made by Temperpedic, made for their memory foam beds, so I know they will continue to give the proper support to the mattresses. I would highly recommend these mattresses to anyone. Oh, about the warranty...Temperpedic says it has a 20 year warranty....but that is 10 years non-prorated, 10 years prorated. I suspect latex mattresses have the same warranty....but you might want to ask. We sold them as 20 year warranty beds.
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We\'ve had an Embody Motivation for over a year and love it (in fact, I\'m buying another one). Yes, there is an odor to it but it eventually goes away.
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I bought the Embody latex Perspective model one year ago and it is terrific. HOWEVER, I had to get a different foundation than the one that is sold with the mattress. Inexplicably, Sealy is still selling latex mattresses with box spring foundations! My mattress IMMEDIATELY started sagging when I got it, and I discovered it was because I had the wrong kind of foundation for a latex mattress. Latex needs a solid foundation, even if it\'s a piece of plywood, that can support it evenly all the way across. Box springs will cause the mattress to cave in from the sides, since they are firm on the edge and soft in the middle. I got a low profile Englander foundation and it instantly fixed the sagging issue. Now the mattress is perfect. I got one for my guest room as well, and every single person who sleeps in it tells me it\'s the best night\'s sleep they\'ve had in years. I highly recommend the mattress but NOT the box springs. I don\'t understand why Sealy hasn\'t addressed this obvious issue, it\'s so simple. Hope this is helpful to anyone still shopping for a new mattress.
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Looked at the memory foam series. Tried the level 1 introspection and level 3. I preferred the comfort of the level 3 as it was much softer but if you toss and turn at all it is very difficult to move once settled in this mattress. Between that fact and me thinking a firmer mattress would be better for my back problems, I decided to go with the level 1. I\'ve had it a week and am still getting used to it but it seems very comfortable so far.
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I bought this mattress for a spare bedroom. I tried it out three months ago and have been sleeping on it since. I find I wake up rested and don\'t toss and turn as I did on a Sealy Posturepedic. I highly recommend the Surreal.
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Do you still recommend the surreal mattress? If you don\"t mind me asking what was the price?
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OK, so we just took the plunge to change from innerspring to foam. We were going to buy a top of line sterns and foster and then decided to give the Sealy Embody Pensive a go. It get\'s delivered next week....by far it felt best in the store and we really like to zero motion transfer of these foam beds. We actually found the embody more comfortable then the tempurpedic and the heat issues with the TP kept us away.....anyone slept on theirs a while and very happy? We have 100 days to sleep on it and can always change our mind and get the SF if we decide. Wish us luck!
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We have had the mattress about six weeks and so far love it. My husband has back issues and has said he\'s feeling better. Considering we live in AZ and the temps have been 110, the bed is NOT hot. I have however found that the tag does not have a serial number on it for the warranty. Have to contact Sealy to figure that out.
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I really like this bed; I agree - it is not hot (and I am in hot and humid Florida) It is a very comfortable sleep surface and provides good support. I am extremely pleased, and hope it holds up. I\'ve had the bed a year and just love it.
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We purchased a Sealy Embody Perspective latex mattress about 6 months ago. The mattress held up for about 60 days and then began to lose its firmness on one side. Sealy will not honor the warranty as the mattress has only sagged half of an inch and they require an inch and a half. The bed is now becoming very uncomfortable to sleep on. Be very careful when dealing with company and its warranty policies.
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I\'ve had 2 great nights of sleep since the Embody showed up Friday. My wife is still getting used to the new mattress. And it is NOT hot at night. The Polartec fabric is doing it\'s job.
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Kristy - Kankakee IL Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Got it delivered last Saturday after a disappointing innerspring mattress. After much research, memory foam, temperpedic, latex and innerspring we went with the embody latex. First off, it does not sleep Hot or Warm, feels no different then an innerspring when it comes to temperature. It is firm but gives. Also, no latex smell whatsoever. I would highly recommend the bed.
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Does the Polartec material work to keep this mattress cool? I cannot sleep if it\'s hot at night. We are \"almost\" ready to buy the Embody less this last VERY important point.

Thanks!
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Its a similar material to what athletes use to stay cool when playing sports. Check out Under Armour and Northface for example. It doesn\'t retain heat and its the closest part of the bed to your body. Its also very breathable.
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I purchased my mattress back in may and at first I thought it was too firm b/c my arm kept falling asleep. over time it has gotten softer which is amazing! I love my bed and I do actually wake up with energy.
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I have the Sealy Embody Introspection and love it. I have serious back issues from a car accident and find this bed to be the most comfortable. I tried out several including Tempurpedic by lying on them for extended periods in the showroom and kept coming back to the Embody. I had to be sure before I purchased and I am very pleased with my choice. I bought it at Royal Furniture in Port Jervis, NY and they were wonderful. I wouldn\'t shop anywhere else for bedding or furniture.
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We purchased the Surreal a little over a month ago. My husband sleeps well on it...I on the other hand, have severe lower back pain and I am having a hard time sleeping on this mattress. I am a side sleeper...and I think it is a bit TOO soft or something. We are returning it... for something firmer.
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The Instrospection is the firmest of the memory foam options.
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Yes, the introspection is Very Firm which is why we are returning it. It doesn\'t feel like memory foam. We are exchanging it for a floor model surreal instead. Honestly, I wish I had just went with Tempurpedic. But after buying a nonreturnable adjustable base tempurpedic is now out of my price range. The surreal will arrive on Monday and I pray that it will put me in memory foam heaven. I\'ll keep you posted...
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We bought this mattress 2 years ago...the level 4 for my back problems. We love this mattress!!
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My husband is a very tall and large man. He loves the bed but that is because he sinks in. While I, 140 lbs lighter than he roll into him. After it was broke in his weight started displacing the air which raised up and firmed up my side. Lying on my back I am sleeping on an angle with one side rolling into him, making it very uncomfortable for me to sleep with him. If I am in the bed alone I am fine and like it although it is a little firm. However, I am often now sleeping in the guest room as this bed is NOT made for people with a large weight difference.
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contimplating purchase Monday, 12 September 2011
If you don\'t mind me asking what was the model of Embody that you purchased. I am concerned about this problem also. Thanks.
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I am having the exact same problem. I wake up with a tired back because my muscles have been working all night to keep me from rolling in towards my husband.
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We bought a sealy embody memory foam mattress 2 months ago. We found it extremely uncomfortable. We are actually returning it. It did not conform to our body and was extremely firm.
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You said the Embody memory foam mattress was extremely uncomfortable & that it was being returned.
Which of the 4 levels of this mattress did you buy. The amount of memory foam varies significantly among them. Thanks
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Please let me know what levels the prophecy and motivation models are. Also,
I have heard the latex mattresses have a smell to the foam is this true? Is there anything you recommend to remove the odor?
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We just bought the prophecy and my husband likes it and i think it is to firm. which is the softer motivation or prophecy?
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